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23-Oct-2017


​Teams Work Better with a Little Help From Your Friends

Here’s something both you and your boss can agree on: Workplace teams are better when they include your friends. Researchers analyzed the results of 26 different studies (called a meta-analysis) and found that teams composed of friends performed be...

– Ohio State University

Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin


Leading Cyber Security Expert Delivers Annual Queen’s and KPMG Lecture

Queen’s Management School and the Chief Executives’ Club at Queen’s University Belfast recently hosted leading Cyber Security expert, Mr Ciaran Martin, Chief Executive of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

– Queen's University Belfast

19-Oct-2017


IU Business Law Scholars: Securities Case Shouldn't Have Reached Supreme Court

One of the most anticipated cases to be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court this term -- Leidos v. Indiana Public Retirement System -- was settled Monday. But two professors in Indiana University's Kelley School of Business continue to raise serious...

– Indiana University

Stanford Law Review Online


Eye-Catching Labels Stigmatize Many Healthy Foods

Labels such as organic, fair-trade and cage free may be eye-catching but are often free of any scientific basis and stigmatize many healthy foods, a new University of Delaware-led study found.

– University of Delaware

Applied Economics Perspectives and Policy


Three Things: What Is Impact Investing?

In this video, Elena Loutskina discusses three important aspects of impact investing and how it encourages long-term, sustainable solutions to the world’s problems.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

includes video


Researcher on TB and the Intersection of Aging and Immune Function Joins Texas Biomed as Vice President for Research

Joanne Turner, Ph.D., a preeminent scientist in tuberculosis (TB) research, has joined the Texas Biomed team, bringing with her a portfolio of research on the immune system in relation to Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection and aging.

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– Texas Biomedical Research Institute

18-Oct-2017


For $1000, anyone can purchase online ads to track your location and app use

New University of Washington research finds that for a budget of roughly $1000, it is possible for someone to track your location and app use by purchasing and targeting mobile ads. The team hopes to raise industry awareness about the potential priva...

– University of Washington

Association for Computing Machinery’s Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society; Association for Computing Machinery’s Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society; Original Paper...


Workers May ‘Choke’ Under Pressure of Non-Monetary Incentives

Competition for non-monetary awards can have adverse effects on performance and may cause employees to “choke” under pressure, according to a new study by a University of Arkansas economist.

– University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Journal of Economics & Management Strategy

17-Oct-2017


New Examination of Occupational Licensing Contradicts Decades of Research

Broad consensus among researchers holds that licensure creates wage premiums by establishing economic monopolies, but according to Northwestern University  research, licensure does not limit competition nor does it increase wages.

– Northwestern University

American Sociological Review


Coca-Cola’s Muhtar Kent Shares 4 Keys to Successful Leadership

Coca-Cola Co. Chairman and former CEO Muhtar Kent discussed key leadership traits at a Leadership Speaker Series event at the UVA Darden School of Business

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

16-Oct-2017


GBSI BioPolicy Summit 2017 Explores the Laboratory of the Future and Technology’s Promising Impact on Reproducible Research

Global Biological Standards Institute (GBSI) today brought top scientists and biomedical researchers together with science inventors and programmers to consider the laboratory of the future and explore how newly affordable and accessible digital tool...

– Global Biological Standards Institute (GBSI)

GBSI’s 3rd BioPolicy Summit

Embargo expired on 16-Oct-2017 at 21:30 ET


A Higher Calling: How Brands Can Compete on Social Purpose

Companies are increasingly using their good deeds to identify and differentiate themselves in the marketplace, and new research from the University of Georgia explains how and why it works.

– University of Georgia

Harvard Business Review


Progress Isn’t Progress Unless It Happens for You

Economic progress can cause people to feel dispossessed and angry if they don’t feel like they are also advancing, according to a study. “The results indicate that a booming economy may not be the incumbent government’s sole insurance against l...

– Vanderbilt University

American Political Science Review

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Babson College Launches IoT For Good Lab: Where Technology, Entrepreneurship, Design, and Social Impact Meet

Babson College and its Lewis Institute for Social Innovation have launched a new IoT For Good Lab—to encourage the creation of social impact solutions with the use of IoT (Internet of Things).

– Babson College


October Facebook Tech Talk: Cybersecurity for Automobiles – Building in Security

On October 24 from 12 to 12:30 p.m. EDT, join DHS S&T on our Facebook page for a Facebook Tech Talk focused on cybersecurity for automobiles.

– Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate


Eccles School Executive MBA ranked Top 25 in U.S. by Financial Times

The University of Utah David Eccles School of Business' Executive MBA program was ranked Top 25 in the U.S.

– University of Utah


DHS S&T Launches $300K Challenge to Uncover Emerging Biothreats

Today, DHS S&T launched the Hidden Signals Challenge, a $300,000 prize competition that seeks concepts for novel uses of existing data to uncover emerging biothreats.

– Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate


DuPont Pioneer and Danforth Center Collaborate to Apply Cutting-edge Technologies to Improve Crops for Smallholder Farmers

The Danforth Center is applying CRISPR-Cas technology to staple food crops such as cassava and sorghum to produce planting materials with improved disease resistance, nutritional value and enhanced resilience to biotic stresses.

– Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

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UC Santa Cruz Goes Bald to Support Childhood Cancer Research

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation will host one of its signature head-shaving events at UC Santa Cruz's Science & Engineering Library on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 1-4pm, where more than 11 UCSC staff and students will shave their heads to raise mone...

– University of California, Santa Cruz

BizWire Marketplace


Benson Hill Biosystems Launches the First Fully Enabling Genome Editing System for Crop Improvement

Benson Hill Biosystems today announced the commercial launch of Edit, powered by CropOS™, the first complete genome editing system made accessible to partners for the development of improved crops. Edit system combines the analytical power of Benso...

– Benson Hill Biosystems

BioRxiv, Sept 2017

Embargo expired on 19-Oct-2017 at 02:00 ET

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