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Depressed Moms Not ‘in Sync’ with Their Children

Mothers with a history of depression are not physiologically “in sync” with their kids, according to a new study from Binghamton... (more)

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

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Come to Think of It or Not: Study Shows How Memories Can Be Intentionally Forgotten

Context plays a big role in our memories, both good and bad. Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run" on the car radio, for example, may remind... (more)

– Dartmouth College

Science News

06-May-2016

Kids Eating Habits, Video Games Helping Kids Eat Fruits and Veggies, New Ways to Stop Weight Gain in Young Adults, and More in the Obesity News Source

Kids Eating Habits, Video Games Helping Kids Eat Fruits and Veggies, New Ways to Stop Weight Gain in Young Adults, and More in the Obesity News Source

– Newswise

Arts and Humanities

09-May-2016

Sweet Spot for Bees

Beekeeping class leads Johns Hopkins Hospital nurse toward a passion for keeping hives.

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– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

06-May-2016

American University Museum in Summer: International Art and the Latino Immigrant Experience

American University Museum summer shows explore North & South Korean art, the African influence in Brazil, and Latino artist immigrants of Washington, D.C.

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– American University

05-May-2016

Remembering the Murdered Jews of Europe

Texas Tech University English professor Jill Patterson walked Nazi concentration camps used during World War II to imprison and kill Jews, then returned to Lubbock to work with death row inmates.

– Texas Tech University

Social and Behavioral Sciences

06-May-2016

Bisexual and Questioning Young Women More Susceptible to Depression, Drexel Study Finds

A study exploring the prevalence of mental health symptoms in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and questioning (LGBQ) community, found that the oft-overlooked questioning and bisexual youth face their own significant challenges, particularly when it comes to depression, anxiety and traumatic distress.

Journal of Adolescent Health

– Drexel University

05-May-2016

Depressed Moms Not ‘in Sync’ with Their Children

Mothers with a history of depression are not physiologically “in sync” with their kids, according to a new study from Binghamton University. While researchers have known for a while that depression is associated with interpersonal problems with others, this is the first study to examine whether this is also evident physiologically.

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Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, April-2016

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

The Contented Shall Inherit the Earth. The Glum? Not So Much

ITHACA, N.Y. The survival of the fittest might just be the survival of the steadfast instead. Having a positive attitude could be evolutionarily advantageous, according to Cornell researchers who simulated generations of evolution in a computational model.

PLOS ONE

– Cornell University

Wichita State University Researcher Finds Link Between College Students' Use of Facebook and Increased Career Confidence

College students who spend hours scrolling through Facebook are actually more prepared for the real world than we once thought. That's according to Wichita State University researcher David (Jingjun) Xu, who found that students who look at friends' status updates and receive social feedback through likes and comments on Facebook are more confident in their ability to perform job-related tasks when they graduate.

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– Wichita State University

Come to Think of It or Not: Study Shows How Memories Can Be Intentionally Forgotten

Context plays a big role in our memories, both good and bad. Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run" on the car radio, for example, may remind you of your first love -- or your first speeding ticket. But a Dartmouth- and Princeton-led brain scanning study shows that people can intentionally forget past experiences by changing how they think about the context of those memories.

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Psychonomic Bulletin & Review

– Dartmouth College

E-Cigarette Researchers Interview Availability

RTI International is at the forefront of e-cigarette research and has conducted studies on e-cigarette contents, emissions, secondhand exposure, and the effects of e-cigarette advertising on teens.

– RTI International

Thinking Differently Could Affect Power of Traumatic Memories

People who may be exposed to trauma can train themselves to think in a way that could protect them from PTSD symptoms, according to a study from Kings College London and Oxford University.

Behavior Therapy

– University of Oxford

Education

09-May-2016

Julia Baxter Bates: Proving the Scientific Case For Public School Desegregation

An unsung hero of the Civil Rights Movement, the Rutgers alumna fought racism from within the system – and won

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– Rutgers University

06-May-2016

Kamskénow Program Links U of S Math and Science Students with Community Schools

Kamskénow, an award-winning outreach program that brings engaging science and math education to Community Schools in Saskatoon, has just received renewed funding through PromoScience, a program of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

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– University of Saskatchewan

05-May-2016

Significant Portion of Postdoc Researchers Eye Non-Academic Careers, Study Shows

A new study from a Georgia Tech-Cornell University team shows that the research faculty path isn’t the only reason students pursue a postdoc.

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– Georgia Institute of Technology

Pattern Learning Key to Children's Language Development

A new study reveals children's language development is a learnt skill and is intricately linked to their ability to recognise patterns in their environment.

Child Development

– University of Sydney

Law and Public Policy

06-May-2016

Providing Employees and Families’ Access to Healthier Choices

The City of Springdale is the first city in Arkansas to have a mandate endorsed by the American Heart Association that implements evidence-based nutrition standards for healthier food and beverages in vending machines provided in buildings and property owned or leased by the City.

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– Voices for Healthy Kids

LifeWire Announcements

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing to Offer a New Pathway to the Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree

Due to launch in 2017, pending MHEC approval, the new pathway is designed for nurses with a bachelor of science in nursing or generalist master of science in nursing degree who will be prepared at the doctoral level for the advanced practice roles of nurse practitioner or clinical nurse specialist. Through face-to-face and online courses, students can take classes with flexibility, receive hands-on clinical leadership training, and complete the option in a three- or four-year plan of study.

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

The Burt Swersey Inventor’s Studio Established at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) President Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D., has announced that the Institute has received a significant gift from The Lemelson Foundation to establish the Burt Swersey Inventor’s Studio, reinforcing the next generation of inventors and entrepreneurs. The studio will be formally dedicated on Friday, May 6, beginning at 1:30 p.m. on the Rensselaer campus.

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– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Coca-Cola Patents Head to Discuss Intellectual Property Strategy at May 11 Hot Topic Luncheon at Georgia State University

Susanne Hollinger, head of patents at The Coca-Cola Co., will be the keynote speaker for Georgia State University College of Law’s 12th annual IP Hot Topics Luncheon at noon, Wednesday, May 11 at the Knowles Conference Center, 85 Park Place.

– Georgia State University

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