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21-Nov-2018


Brain-Computer Interface Enables People with Paralysis to Control Tablet Devices

Three clinical trial participants with paralysis chatted with family and friends, shopped online and used other tablet computer applications, all by just thinking about pointing and clicking a mouse.

– PLOS

PLOS ONE

Embargo expired on 21-Nov-2018 at 14:00 ET


Working-Memory Training May Help Individuals with an Alcohol Use Disorder

Executive functions of the brain’s frontal lobes help individuals regulate their behavior and work toward long-term goals. Working memory (WM), the ability to maintain and process information during short periods of time, is a critical executive fu...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 21-Nov-2018 at 10:00 ET

Arts and Humanities

21-Nov-2018


Canadians’ and Americans’ Twitter language mirrors national stereotypes, researchers find

A new study examining differences in the language used in nearly 40-million tweets suggests national stereotypes—Canadians tend to be polite and nice while Americans are negative and assertive—are reflected on Twitter, even if those stereotypes a...

– McMaster University

PLOS ONE

Embargo expired on 21-Nov-2018 at 14:00 ET

includes video

20-Nov-2018


Bowling Green State University Returns Ancient Mosaics to the Republic of Turkey

Twelve pieces of ancient mosaics in Bowling Green State University’s art collection are being packed for their return to the Republic of Turkey.

– Bowling Green State University

Social and Behavioral Sciences

26-Nov-2018


Sexist Men Underestimate Their Power in Romantic Relationships

WASHINGTON -- Heterosexual men with sexist attitudes may underestimate how much power they actually have in their romantic relationships, which could lead to increased aggression toward their female partners or wives, according to research published...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

American Psychological Association

Embargo expired on 26-Nov-2018 at 09:00 ET


Media Portrayals of Black Men Contribute to Police Violence, Rutgers Study Says

Finding suggests media bias influences the rates at which police engage black men

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Research in Race and Ethnic Relations

21-Nov-2018


New Research Suggests Your Imagination Really Can Set You Free From Fear

Mount Sinai study discovers that imagining threats can weaken reactions to them by suppressing perceptual and learning neural mechanisms

– Mount Sinai Health System

Nature

Embargo expired on 21-Nov-2018 at 11:00 ET

20-Nov-2018


Being Fair: The Benefits of Early Child Education

Getting a jump on a low-income child’s education can have a positive effect on social behavior even 40 years later, researchers find.

– Universite de Montreal

Nature Communications, Nov. 22, 2018

Embargo expired on 20-Nov-2018 at 11:00 ET


Does Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why” Influence Teen Suicide? Survey Asks At-Risk Youths

A significant proportion of suicidal teens treated in a psychiatric emergency department said that watching the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” had increased their suicide risk, a University of Michigan study finds.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Psychiatric Services

Embargo expired on 20-Nov-2018 at 08:00 ET


Holiday shopping gives boost to businesses

Atlanta-based company Sock Fancy – an online sock-subscription provider (sockfancy.com) that was listed on this year’s University of Georgia Alumni Association Bulldog 100 list – has been preparing for this shopping period since the end of Sept...

– University of Georgia


Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Urges Caution in Toy Selection This Holiday Season

As shoppers search for sales this season, injury prevention advocates want to raise awareness about the need to choose age-appropriate toys for young children.

– Vanderbilt University Medical Center

19-Nov-2018


Professor, students have the chance to rewrite history

Wichita State professor Donald Blakeslee knew something was different about this place. What he didn’t expect, however, was the immediate response he would receive from around the world.

– Wichita State University


Best practices on avoiding credit card identity theft this holiday season

Security tips on protecting your identity during online and in-store holiday shopping sprees.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Education

20-Nov-2018


Early education intervention has long-lasting, positive effects on social behavior, scientists say

Adults who received early life, intensive childhood educational intervention display high levels of fairness in social interactions more than 40 years later, even if being fair comes at a high personal cost, according to Virginia Tech Carilion Resear...

– Virginia Tech

Nature Communications, Nov 20, 2018

Embargo expired on 20-Nov-2018 at 11:00 ET

Law and Public Policy

19-Nov-2018


Racial Disparity in State Prisons Declined Moderately Since 1995

The racial disparity in incarceration in state prisons between black and white American men declined between 1995 and 2014, but black Americans are still imprisoned at a high rate, according to recent research from The University of Alabama.

– University of Alabama

Journal of Quantitative Criminology

LifeWire Announcements


Uniformed Services University Receives Top NATO Award for Medical Support

The highest honor given by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) for medical support was bestowed upon the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, part of the U.S. Department of Defense, Nov. 21 at NATO headquarters in Brussels,...

– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)


Ethics Bowl Debate team goes national

UAB students advance to next level of debates after four-round winning streak at the Southeast Regionals in Jacksonville, Florida.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham


Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) Receives Three .orgCommunity 2018 Solutions Day Awards

The Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) announced today that it was presented with three 2018 Solutions Day Awards from .orgCommunity. On Thursday, FAER received the Innovation Award for its “Swimming with Sharks” program and ...

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

LifeWire Higher Education Events


Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Unveils New Master’s Degree in Biomedical Data Science

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is pleased to announce a new Master of Biomedical Data Science (MSBDS) degree. Applications are open now through June 2019 for enrollment in the fall of 2019. ...

– Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai

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