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High-School Students Studying Carbon-Based Nanomaterials for Cancer Drug Delivery Visit Brookhaven Lab's Nanocenter

Participants in Stony Brook University's (SBU) High School Women in Science and Engineering program brought the graphene oxide microspheres they synthesized at SBU to the Center for Functional Nanomaterials for imaging via electron microscopy.

– Brookhaven National Laboratory

Arts and Humanities


Study Reveals Misuse of Archive Services by Fringe Communities on the Web

In a large-scale analysis, Jeremy Blackburn, Ph.D., and collaborators found that the misuse of web archive services causes loss of ad revenue for popular news websites.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham



Fireworks 101: Behind the Scenes of a Pyrotechnics Class

Get a behind-the-scenes look at Missouri University's one-of-a-kind commercial fireworks display course.

– Missouri University of Science and Technology

Documenting 75 years at Hill Air Force Base

In time for the nation’s 242nd birthday, the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library is celebrating an exciting new addition to Utah Digital Newspapers — the complete run of Hill Air Force Base’s Hilltop Times. More than 61,000 p...

– University of Utah

Man Injured From Fireworks Offers Advice This 4th of July Holiday: “Don’t Take the Risk - I Felt Like My Face Was Blown Off”

Ophthalmologists from Wills Eye Hospital are teaming up with Philadelphia Fire Department Officials throughout the big holiday week this week to send the all- important public safety message to always leave fireworks to the professionals and not risk...

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– Wills Eye Hospital

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Can Parents of Juvenile Offenders Still Dream?

Mothers want the best for their sons, but what happens to a mother’s hopes and dreams when her son is charged as a juvenile offender? A new study from Michigan State University published in the Journal of Research on Adolescence reveals that mother...

– Michigan State University

Journal of Research on Adolescence

Loneliness Found to Be High in Public Senior Housing Communities

Older adults living in public senior housing communities experience a large degree of loneliness, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.Nevertheless, senior housing communities may be ideal locations for reduci...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Journal of Gerontological Social Work

Creighton psychological science professor's work with rats gives insight into treatment for human drug addiction

Through looking at individual difference models in laboratory rat populations, Creighton University psychological science professor Dustin Stairs, PhD, and his team of undergraduate researchers are making inroads into the neuroscience of addiction an...

– Creighton University


​3 Research-Based Ways to Maximize the Fun of Leisure Activities

Everyone’s so busy these days that it is easy to think you need to schedule time to have fun. But be careful about how you do that, said Selin Malkoc, a time management expert at The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business. Research s...

– Ohio State University

Current Opinion in Psychology

The Gender Bias of Names: Surnames Standing Solo Gives Men Advantage

In new research, Cornell University psychologists find that study participants, on average, were more than twice as likely to call male professionals – even fictional ones – by their last name only, compared to equivalent female professionals. Th...

– Cornell University

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, June 2018

Can Parenting Skills Prevent Childhood Obesity?

Researchers in Arizona State University’s Department of Psychology received a five-year grant for just under $2.5 million from the USDA to implement an intervention program that targets childhood obesity in a novel way: by teaching parenting skills...

– Arizona State University (ASU)



With changing demographics, more racial/ethnic socialization needed for white youth

Without exploring how white youth are socialized about race and ethnicity current race relations will remain unbalanced

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology

2018 RHIC & AGS Annual Users' Meeting: 'Illuminating the QCD Landscape'

Scientists and others with a stake in the research taking place at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) and Alternating Gradient Synchrotron (AGS) gathered at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory June 12-15, fo...

– Brookhaven National Laboratory

NIH grant will give professor, undergraduates a boost in researching riboswitches

Creighton University biochemistry professor Juliane Strauss-Soukup, PhD, and her lab of undergraduates, have long been looking at the functions of noncoding RNA. With a three-year NIH grant, they'll no look at a long-term goal of developing antibiolo...

– Creighton University


New Low-Cost Needle Simulator Aims to Revolutionize Medical Training

Administering needle-based procedures in anesthesiology, such as epidurals, is a complex and delicate procedure. However, the current training methods for doctors are costly and fall shor

– Penn State College of Engineering

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

Academy and Other Health Organizations Strongly Encourage Department of Homeland Security: Ensure Well-Being of Children Affected by Immigration Policy

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics initiated and led a collaborative of more than a dozen health organizations in strongly encouraging the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to ensure the mental and physical well-being of children affected by i...

– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

LifeWire Announcements

Cindi and Curtis R. Priem ’82 Recognized for Philanthropy

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute celebrated Cindi and Curtis R. Priem ’82 during the West Coast Scholarship Gala for their transformative campaign gift that enhances faculty and research excellence through the establishment of an endowed Curtis R. ...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

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Partnership Kicks Goals for Business Graduates

A new partnership between the University of Adelaide’s Adelaide Business School and Port Adelaide Football Club (PAFC) will establish further opportunities for graduates wanting to launch their careers in China and Australia.

– University of Adelaide

New Presidents Take the Helm at Three CSU Campuses, Increasing the Diversity of University Leadership

University welcomes new presidents at Bakersfield, Dominguez Hills and San Diego; women now make up the majority of campus leaders

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office





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