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Uranium in Mine Dust Could Dissolve in Human Lungs

New Mexico contains hundreds of historic uranium mines. Although active uranium mining in the state has ceased, rates of cardiovascular and metabolic disease remain high in the population residing close to mines within the Navajo Nation. According to...

– American Chemical Society (ACS)

Environmental Science & Technology Letters

Embargo expired on 05-Dec-2018 at 08:00 ET


Scientists Identify ‘Youth Factor’ in Blood Cells That Speeds Fracture Repair

Duke Health researchers have previously shown that introducing bone marrow stem cells to a bone injury can expedite healing, but the exact process was unclear. Now, the same Duke-led team believes it has pinpointed the “youth factor” inside b...

– Duke Health

Nature Communications; R01 AG049745, FRN 62788

Embargo expired on 05-Dec-2018 at 05:05 ET


New research highlights why HIV-infected patients suffer higher rates of cancer than general population

AIDS patients suffer higher rates of cancer because they have fewer T-cells in their bodies to fight disease. But new research examines why HIV-infected patients have higher rates of cancer—among the leading causes of death among that population—...

– Case Western Reserve University

Nature Communications, Nov-2018

Embargo expired on 05-Dec-2018 at 08:00 ET


A toxin that travels from stomach to brain may trigger Parkinsonism

Combining low doses of a toxic herbicide with sugar-binding proteins called lectins may trigger Parkinsonism -- including symptoms like body tremors and slowing of body motions -- after the toxin travels from the stomach to the brain.

– Penn State College of Medicine

Embargo expired on 05-Dec-2018 at 06:00 ET


How Does the Precision Medicine Initiative Affect Me?

Precision medicine will extend beyond prediction, diagnosis and treatment of disease to also include broader health initiatives, including prevention, nutrition and wellness. These new procedures raise novel legal, policy and ethical issues.

– Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

Society for Risk Analysis Annual Meeting, Dec-2018

Embargo expired on 04-Dec-2018 at 13:00 ET


Can Rice and Flushing the Toilet be Slowly Poisoning You?

Many of the substances that humans consume on a regular basis as parts of their basic diet actually contain harmful toxins. Rice, barbecued meat and drinking water all pose threats to human health as hosts to potent toxins, carcinogens and opportunis...

– Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

Society for Risk Analysis Annual Meeting, Dec-2018

Embargo expired on 04-Dec-2018 at 16:00 ET


Expanded Cord Blood Shows Potential for Use in Adult Bone Marrow Transplants

Umbilical cord blood stem cells that are cultured and expanded outside the body before being used for bone marrow transplant in adult blood cancer patients appear safe and restore blood count recovery faster than standard cord blood. The findings, le...

– Duke Health

Journal of Clinical Oncology

Embargo expired on 04-Dec-2018 at 16:00 ET


Protein May Slow Progression of Emphysema, Rutgers Study Finds

Research shows an immune response to parasitic intestinal worms provides new insights into possible treatments for the deadly disease

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Cell Reports; R01 AI131634-01A1

Embargo expired on 04-Dec-2018 at 11:05 ET


South Nassau Officially Becomes Long Island Flagship Hospital of the Mount Sinai Health System

Move to Provide Broader Access to Advanced Care and Innovative Clinical Trials to Better Serve South Shore and Long Island

– Mount Sinai Health System

Journal Nature in its Nature Innovation Index, News & World Report's

Embargo expired on 04-Dec-2018 at 11:00 ET


Men with chronic kidney disease have worse outcomes than women

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have found that men with chronic kidney disease, or CKD, are more likely to experience disease progression and death when compared with women suffering from the same condition.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Journal of the American Society of Nephrology


Vaping Cannabis Produces Stronger Effects Than Smoking Cannabis For Infrequent Users

In a small study of infrequent cannabis users, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have shown that, compared with smoking cannabis, vaping it increased the rate of short-term anxiety, paranoia, memory loss and distraction when doses were the same.

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

JAMA Network Open


Gene Therapy for Blood Disorders

Delivering gene-regulating material to cells that live deep in our bone marrow and direct the formation of blood cells. That would be a major step forward in gene therapy and a team of UD researchers has taken that step.

– University of Delaware

Science Advances


Moffitt Researchers Identify Novel Mechanism to Thwart KRas-driven Tumor Growth

Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center are trying to devise alternative mechanisms to block KRas. Their recent study demonstrates that the protein GSK3 is an important mediator of KRas-dependent tumor viability. Their research was published today in N...

– Moffitt Cancer Center

Nature Communications, Dec-2018


Científicos de Mayo dicen que apixabán oral es seguro y eficaz para tratamiento de coágulos sanguíneos en pacientes oncológicos

Los científicos de Mayo Clinic descubrieron que un fármaco oral, el apixabán que sirve para tratar coágulos sanguíneos en los pacientes que reciben terapia oncológica, es seguro y eficaz.

– Mayo Clinic

Sociedad Americana de Hematología


New Cancer Immunotherapy Approach Turns Immune Cells into Tiny Anti-Tumor Drug Factories

In lab and mouse experiments, UC San Diego School of Medicine researchers developed a method to leverage B cells to manufacture and secrete tumor-suppressing microRNAs.

– University of California San Diego Health

Scientific Reports


Research Finds Rivaroxaban Significantly Reduced Blood Clots and Blood Clot-Related Death in Cancer Patients

Cleveland Clinic medical oncologist and researcher, Alok Khorana, M.D., is the primary investigator on a study that concluded rivaroxaban for venous thromboembolism (VTE), a blood clot in the venous system, significantly reduced VTE and VTE-related d...

– Cleveland Clinic


Lack of Preparedness and Insecurity Hampered Response to Cholera Epidemic in Yemen

Analysis by researchers at Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health identifies 20 top recommendations to mitigate future cholera outbreaks in Yemen and other humanitarian emergencies, including call for end of attacks on health, water and sanitat...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

JHU


Immunotherapy Pioneers Unveil Updated Efficacy Data of Single Infusion of Tisagenlecleucel CAR T-cell Therapy

Physician-scientists from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia presented updated efficacy and safety data on Kymriah (tisagenlecleucel) --the first-ever FDA-approved personalized CAR T-cell gene immunotherapy for aggressive blood cancers, at the Ame...

– Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


Fasting for Lab Tests Isn't Good for Patients with Diabetes

Fasting before getting your blood drawn for cholesterol tests is common practice, but new research from Michigan State University shows it is a contributing factor of low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia, in patients who take diabetes medications. The st...

– Michigan State University

International Journal of Endocrinology


Natural selection in the womb can explain health problems in adulthood

Conditions encountered in the womb - when the embryo consists of only about 100 cells - can have life-long impact on health. Scientists previously assumed that this is because embryos respond to adverse conditions by programming their gene expression...

– Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health

Cell Reports


Single workout can boost metabolism for days

A new study from UT Southwestern Medical Center shows neurons in mice that influence metabolism are active for up to two days after a single workout.

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

Molecular Metabolism


High Lead Levels Found in Some Spices Purchased Abroad

Investigations of lead poisoning cases in New York City (NYC) have found high levels of lead in certain spices purchased abroad, reports a study in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, part of a special supplement devoted to Lead Poi...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Journal of Public Health Management and Practice


Toxic chemicals calling: Cell phones as a source of flame retardants

TORONTO, ON (Canada) - Cell phones - much has been written about their detrimental effects on attention spans, stress levels and dinner table conversations. People are in constant contact with their cell phones at all hours of the day. New research f...

– University of Toronto

Environment International


A Missed Opportunity

New study shows low use of telehealth services for substance use disorder. More than 20 million Americans have substance use disorders related to alcohol, opioids and other drugs. Less than one in five receive treatment for substance use disorder, ...

– Harvard Medical School

Health Affairs


How microbial interactions shape our lives

Baltimore, MD--The interactions that take place between the species of microbes living in the gastrointestinal system often have large and unpredicted effects on health, according to new work from a team led by Carnegie's Will Ludington. Their findin...

– Carnegie Institution for Science

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences


INSTITUTE OF HUMAN VIROLOGY RESEARCHERS DISCOVER THAT A BACTERIAL PROTEIN PROMOTES CANCER

The Institute of Human Virology (IHV) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) announced today the discovery that DnaK, a protein of the bacterium mycoplasma, interferes with the mycoplasma-infected cell’s ability to respond to and ...

– University of Maryland Medical Center/School of Medicine

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences


Spinal Cord Injury Could Throw Off Body’s Internal Clock, Study Shows

Although paralysis is the most noticeable result of a spinal cord injury, a new study by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin suggests such injuries could throw off the internal clock of the entire body’s daily activities, from hormones...

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

eNeuro


Large-scale genomic study discovers 40 new genetic variants associated with colorectal cancer risk

Large-scale genomic study discovers 40 new genetic variants associated with colorectal cancer risk

– Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center


'Error Neurons' Play Role in How Brain Processes Mistakes

New research from Cedars-Sinai has identified neurons that play a role in how people recognize errors they make, a discovery that may have implications for the treatment of conditions including obsessive-compulsive disorder and schizophrenia.

– Cedars-Sinai

Neuron, Dec-2018


'Unfinished Agenda' in Preventing Lead Poisoning – Special Issue of Journal of Public Health Management and Practice Highlights Progress Made, Challenges Ahead

Over the years, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and its partners have made major progress towards reducing lead exposure in the United States. But more work remains in preventing lead poisoning in US children and adults, according to a special ...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Journal of Public Health Management and Practice


Infective endocarditis increases more than tenfold in North Carolina

The number of hospitalizations and surgeries to treat drug-associated infective endocarditis have both increased more than tenfold in North Carolina, according to doctors at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine who published their rese...

– University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Annals of Internal Medicine


Bisphenol A (BPA) and Phthalates; miRNAs and Nephrotoxicity; and More Featured in December 2018 Toxicological Sciences

Description: Papers on BPA and phthalates; EDCs and obesity; air pollution; respiratory outcomes in deployed soldiers; and miRNAs featured in latest issue of Toxicological Sciences.

– Society of Toxicology

Toxicological Sciences, Volume 166 Issue 2, December 2018


Cedars-Sinai Surgeon Uses New Device to Perform First-Ever Surgery

Vascular surgeon Ali Azizzadeh, MD, was the first to use a newly approved, minimally invasive device to perform a series of innovative surgeries on patients with aneurysms of the aorta, the main vessel that delivers blood from the heart to the rest o...

– Cedars-Sinai


What Can Hair Tell About? A Non-Invasive Diagnostics of Diseases Is Discovered at SUSU

It is an often case that one’s health and life depend on as quick a disease is found. That is why today the ways of quick and effective revealing of a disease is one of the most important directions in medicine.

– South Ural State University


SUSU Scientists Study Light to Create Technologies of the Future

Scientists of the Faculty of Physics of the SUSU Institute of Natural Sciences and Mathematics predict new optical effects in light beams which in perspective will help create technologies of the future, and even reveal cancer in early stages.

– South Ural State University


'Chameleon' tattoos change color, may help diagnose illness

Carson Bruns is working to put body art to use, designing high-tech inks that may one day signal your temperature or changes in blood chemistry.

– University of Colorado Boulder

includes video


Innovative Stem Cell Therapeutic Strategy May be Transformative for Heart Failure Treatment

The FDA has approved an investigational new drug clinical trial that will start shortly at MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute, to determine whether stem cell therapy improves myocardial function in patients with severe heart failure—severe enough t...

– MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute and the Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute


Visualizing vitals through video

Conrad Tucker, associate professor of engineering design and industrial engineering, demonstrates how a mobile-based application will use a cellphone camera and computer vision techniques to capture pulse rate. Tucker and his team use a Masimo Rad-97...

– Penn State College of Engineering


Mayo Foundation Journalist Residency: Application Deadline December 11

In this five-day fellowship program sponsored by the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, journalists will receive a behind-the-scenes, in-depth look at what’s new and what’s next in several medical specialties. Topics will include...

– Mayo Clinic


NEI awards prize for progress toward developing lab-made retinas

The National Eye Institute (NEI) awarded $25,000 to a team led by Wei Liu, Ph.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine, for demonstrating progress toward the development of a living model of the human retina, the light-sensitive tissue at the back of ...

– NIH, National Eye Institute (NEI)


AANA Applauds HHS Report Calling for Removal of Practice Barriers for Non-physician Healthcare Professionals

In a positive move for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and other non-physician healthcare professionals, and especially for the millions of patients served by these qualified providers, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS...

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)


ASA Commends Administration’s Report Confirming the Importance of Laws that Protect Patients from Harm

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) commends the Trump Administration for its report released today by the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS) that reinforces the importance of scope of practice (SOP) laws and regulations, which...

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Anesthesiology


Jones & Bartlett Learning Commits to Multi-Year Affiliation with Nepin to Accelerate Educational Advancement for Nurses Across the U.S.

JONES & BARTLETT LEARNING COMMITS TO MULTI-YEAR AFFILIATION WITH NEPIN TO ACCELERATE EDUCATIONAL ADVANCEMENT FOR NURSES ACROSS THE U.S.

– Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN)


Academy for Eating Disorders Patient-Carer Committee becomes the Experts by Experience Committee

The AED Patient-Carer Committee changed its name to Experts by Experience to better reflect the composition of its members.

– Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)


3 Henry Ford Health System Hospitals Earn Top Hospital Honor for Patient Safety, Quality

Henry Ford Health System announced today that three of its hospitals were named a Top Hospital for patient safety and quality by The Leapfrog Group. They are: Henry Ford Hospital, Henry Ford Macomb Hospital and Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital. ...

– Henry Ford Health System


FSMB Releases 2018 U.S. Medical Regulatory Trends and Actions Report

The 2018 report features detailed information about the make-up and policies of each state medical board, physician licensure statistics and aggregate national physician disciplinary data. The report emphasizes the importance of informing patients on...

– Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB)


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Honors Minnesota Rep. Betty McCollum with Public Policy Leadership Award

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recently honored U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum (Minn.) with its 2018 Public Policy Leadership Award for her work in nutrition, food and agriculture policy.

– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics


Two Northwestern Medicine Hospitals Earn 2018 Leapfrog Top Hospital Award

Two Northwestern Medicine hospitals are recognized by The Leapfrog Group with its 2018 Top Hospital Award. Northwestern Memorial and Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital are among only 118 hospitals in the country and 7 hospitals in Illinois to be n...

– Northwestern Medicine


Penn’s Basser Center for BRCA Chooses Memorial Sloan Kettering, Cornell University Researcher Maria Jasin for 2018 Basser Global Prize

The Basser Center for BRCA at Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center, the world’s first comprehensive center aimed at advancing research, treatment, and prevention of BRCA-related cancers, has announced Maria Jasin, PhD, as the recipient of the s...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


Virginia Mason Named A Leapfrog Top Hospital For 13th Straight Year

Virginia Mason and Chairman and CEO Gary S. Kaplan, MD, will both be honored today at The Leapfrog Group’s annual Top Hospitals Awards Dinner and Ceremony in Washington, D.C.

– Virginia Mason Medical Center


Researchers Awarded $1.78 Million Grant to Study Brain-to-Gut Connection in Schizophrenia

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s (UMSOM) Maryland Psychiatric Center (MPRC) and Institute for Genome Sciences (IGS), along with researchers at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy (UMSOP), have been awarded a ...

– University of Maryland Medical Center/School of Medicine


UC San Diego Medical Center Named by Leapfrog as “2018 Top Teaching Hospital”

UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest was named a Top Teaching Hospital by The Leapfrog Group. The award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive honors that a U.S. hospital can receive.

– University of California San Diego Health

Science News


Wildfire Ash Could Trap Mercury

In the summers of 2017 and 2018, heat waves and drought conditions spawned hundreds of wildfires in the western U.S. And in November, two more devastating wildfires broke out in California, scorching thousands of acres of forest, destroying homes and...

– American Chemical Society (ACS)

Environmental Science & Technology

Embargo expired on 05-Dec-2018 at 08:00 ET


The Health Risks of Being Employed Are Changing in the U.S. and Globally

While most large corporations take responsibility for occupational risks, many partake in transferring these risks to smaller companies and the informal sector, where health risks are unrecognized and under-reported. More than half of the workers in ...

– Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

Society for Risk Analysis Annual Meeting, Dec-2018

Embargo expired on 04-Dec-2018 at 18:10 ET


Developing Tools to Combat ‘Fake News’

In order to combat this issue, tools and practices need to be developed to help consumers and journalists filter the information they are constantly being fed.

– Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

Society for Risk Analysis Annual Meeting, Dec-2018

Embargo expired on 04-Dec-2018 at 16:00 ET


Human Environmental Effects Favour Cosmopolitan Species Over Local Iconic Species

Human habitat modification is favouring the same species everywhere, while unique species are disappearing, finds a study publishing on December 4 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology, led by Tim Newbold at University College London and Andy Purvi...

– PLOS

PLOS Biology

Embargo expired on 04-Dec-2018 at 14:00 ET


Can rice filter water from ag fields?

While it’s an important part of our diets, new research shows that rice plants can be used in a different way, too: to clean runoff from farms before it gets into rivers, lakes, and streams.

– American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Journal of Environmental Quality, September 13, 2018


A step closer to fusion energy

Harnessing nuclear fusion, which powers the sun and stars, to help meet earth's energy needs, is a step closer after researchers showed that using two types of imaging can help them assess the safety and reliability of parts used in a fusion energy d...

– Swansea University

Fusion Engineering and Design


Study shows how mussels handle microplastic fiber pollution

New research shows that mussels readily take in microplastic pollution fibers from the ocean but quickly flush most of them out again, according to a study by researchers from Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences. The findings were published in Dece...

– Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

Marine Pollution Bulletin


Navigation System in Rodents Akin to Ancient, Open Ocean Direction-Finding, Neuroscientists Find

The navigation system used by rodents is similar to that used by Pacific Islanders in finding their way through the open ocean without a compass, a team of neuroscientists has found.

– New York University

Neuron


Researchers demonstrate new building block in quantum computing

Researchers with the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated a new level of control over photons encoded with quantum information. The team's experimental system allows them to manipulate the frequency of photons to b...

– Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Optica


Forget ‘needle in a haystack.’ Try finding an invasive species in a lake.

When the tiny and invasive spiny water flea began appearing in UW–Madison researchers’ nets in 2009, scientists began to wonder how Lake Mendota, one of the most-studied lakes in the world, went from flea-free to infested seemingly overnight, und...

– University of Wisconsin-Madison

Ecosphere Nov. 5, 2018


Taking the measure of an asteroid

CU Boulder researchers are playing an important role in a NASA mission to grab a piece of an asteroid and return it to Earth.

– University of Colorado Boulder

includes video


Celebratory Galaxy Photo Honors 25th Anniversary of NASA's First Hubble Servicing Mission

Over the past 28 years Hubble has photographed innumerable galaxies. One especially photogenic galaxy, M100, was used to demonstrate Hubble’s optical repair that was conducted by space shuttle astronauts 25 years ago this month. This picture flips ...

– Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)


Building better aerogels by crushing them

Strong and flexible aerogels are used in a wide variety of products, from insulation for offshore oil pipelines to parts for space exploration missions. Now, aerogels are undergoing a paradigm shift due to a breakthrough in the understanding of their...

– Missouri University of Science and Technology

Soft Matter


New-Generation Maps Light Up Information on Birds,Powered by Data from Citizen Science and Satellites

Move over, range maps: A new series of dynamic bird maps from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology reveals unprecedented details not only about where the birds are, but how their numbers and habitats change through the seasons and years.

– Cornell University


Topping Off a Telescope with New Tools to Explore Dark Energy

Key components for the sky-mapping Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, weighing about 12 tons, were hoisted atop the Mayall Telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson, Arizona, and bolted into place Wednesday, marking a major project m...

– Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


FAU Appointed to Serve on the International Telecommunication Union of the United Nations

FAU is spearheading a sub-group on global quantum-safe communication standards in collaboration with leading academic institutions in Europe, Asia and throughout the world, to shape all future requirements from both a government and industry perspec...

– Florida Atlantic University


Nine Honored by Society for Risk Analysis

The Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) awarded six prestigious scholarly and service awards and named three new Fellows at its Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. These awards recognize nine individuals for their outstanding contributions to the s...

– Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)


Coast Guard, DHS S&T To Venture into Space with Polar Scout Launch

The Coast Guard Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) Program, in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), today launched two 6U CubeSats from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Califo...

– Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate


More Tests for Arctic Oil-spill-mapping Robot

To help the Coast Guard map oil spills under ice, the DHS S&T has been working on an underwater robot for the past four years through a DHS Center of Excellence, ADAC at the University of Alaska Anchorage, in partnership with WHOI and Monterey Bay A...

– Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate


DHS S&T Announces New Collaborative Blockchain Innovation Solution

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is seeking innovative solutions from startups to enhance anti-forgery and counterfeiting capabilities for digital documentation through a new solicitation, “Preventi...

– Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate


Blast to the future

A grant from DOE’s Technology Commercialization Fund will help researchers at Argonne and industry partners seek improvements to U.S. manufacturing by making discovery and design of new materials more efficient.

– Argonne National Laboratory


Society for Risk Analysis Announces 2018 Winners for Best Journal Papers and Best Research Posters

The Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) is pleased to announce the winners for best papers in Risk Analysis: An International Journal and the best research posters for 2018.

– Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

Society for Risk Analysis Annual Meeting, Dec-2018


Society for Risk Analysis Announces Its New 2019 Council

During its Annual Meeting, the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) announced the addition of five new Council members and the rise of Katherine McComas, Ph.D., Cornell University, as the new President of its 2019 Council. McComas succeeds Terje Aven, Ph....

– Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

Society for Risk Analysis Annual Meeting, Dec-2018

Lifestyle & Social Sciences


Queen’s Research Finds Electoral Reforms Did Not Cause the Rise of Sinn Féin in 1918

A research study from Queen’s University Belfast has found that the 1918 electoral reforms in Britain and Ireland did not cause Sinn Féin’s subsequent electoral victory, as previously proposed.

– Queen's University Belfast

Embargo expired on 04-Dec-2018 at 19:05 ET


African maroon resistance at Hispaniola heavily challenged European conquest

African resistance strongly shaped Spanish Hispaniola of the 1500s-- now the island home to Haiti and the Dominican Republic -- but historians have often considered that resistance to be a byproduct of Spanish colonialism and its reliance on slavery ...

– University of Kansas

The Americas


Negative views of flexible working prevalent, especially among men

Flexible working often leads to negative views from other employees, with 1/3 of all UK workers believing those who work flexibly create more work for others, while a similar proportion believe their career will suffer if they use flexible working ar...

– University of Kent

Social Indicators Research


Emergency financial assistance reduces homeless shelter entry and violent crime

A new study conducted by researchers at the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities at Notre Dame shows that emergency financial assistance for people facing homelessness not only reduces shelter entry, but also reduces criminal behavior.

– University of Notre Dame


Study Shows Low-Income Women in Texas Are Not Getting Contraception After Childbirth

Two-Thirds of Women Did Not Receive Their Desired Contraception at the Six-Week Postpartum Visit, Increasing Risk of Unintended Pregnancy.

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)


ANGELS will guide space start-ups

The space industry is set to benefit from expert guidance from University of Adelaide lawyers on Australian and international laws that regulate their activities.

– University of Adelaide

Adelaide


Support group aims to curb fears of talking about addiction at Sandia Labs

A Sandia National Laboratories employee started a Family and Friends of Addicts Support Group to give the workforce a place to talk where others "get it."

– Sandia National Laboratories


UGA ranks No. 1 in United States for new products to market

The University of Georgia ranked first among 193 U.S. institutions for the number of commercial products reaching the market in 2017, according to a survey released by AUTM, a nonprofit organization that tracks technology transfer among universities,...

– University of Georgia


She Votes. She Leads. New Poll Reveals What Mattered to Women in the 2018 Midterms

New Poll Reveals What Mattered to Women in the 2018 Midterms

– American University


Finance Professor Elizabeth Tashjian named American College of Bankruptcy Fellow

The American College of Bankruptcy will induct Elizabeth Tashjian, professor of Finance and Garn Faculty Fellow at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah, as a Fellow of the College.

– University of Utah, David Eccles School of Business

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