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Men with Alcohol-related Cirrhosis are More Likely to Receive Alcohol Treatment than Women with the Disease

Alcohol-related cirrhosis of the liver is a serious and potentially life-threatening condition. Although patients with cirrhosis are routinely encouraged to stop drinking in order to reduce their mortality risk, many continue drinking and do not ava...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 22-Jan-2019 at 10:00 ET

Arts and Humanities


UCI-led study finds Harry Potter fan fiction challenges cultural stereotypes of autism

Irvine, Calif., Jan. 23, 2019 — Online publishing platforms and digital media can provide opportunities for nonmainstream groups to push back against and offer alternatives to the simplistic stereotypes presented in literature and popular culture. ...

– University of California, Irvine

Journal of Literacy Research, Jan-2019


Do Endangered Woods Make Better Guitars?

Do endangered woods make better guitars? Researchers have tested the sounds made by six different acoustic guitars in a study addressing the effects of the type of wood used in their construction.

– Lancaster University

Journal of the Acoustical Society of America

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Social and Behavioral Sciences


Kids Prefer Friends Who Talk Like They Do

Children tend to prefer to be friends with other children who speak with the same local accent as they have, even if they grow up in a diverse community and are regularly exposed to a variety of accents, according to research published by the America...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Developmental Psychology

Embargo expired on 24-Jan-2019 at 09:00 ET


Local Newspaper Closures Polarize Voters, Choke Political Progress

As local newspapers shutter across the country, the residents residing in those counties without sources of local news are forced to rely more heavily on national media outlets that report political news primarily through the lens of the perennial tw...

– Texas A&M University

Journal of Communication, Nove-2018

Can you pick an MMA winner by studying fighters' faces?

With the UFC set to appear in Prague for the first time this February 23rd, Czech researchers at Charles University have been getting into the fighting spirit. "Recent research shows that humans are capable of inferring fighting ability from facia...

– Frontiers

Frontiers in Psychology

New study establishes link between climate change, conflict, and migration

Research involving a University of East Anglia (UEA) academic has established a link between climate change, conflict, and migration for the first time. In recent decades climatic conditions have been blamed for creating political unrest, civil war,...

– University of East Anglia

Global Environmental Change

Study shows same-sex marriage vote damaged LGBT mental health

Research by psychologists at the University of Sydney has shown that increased exposure to negative messages about same-sex marriage was associated with greater psychological distress for lesbian, gay and bisexual Australians during the 2017 Australi...

– University of Sydney

Australian Psychologist


Women, Your Inner Circle May Be Key to Gaining Leadership Roles

According to a new Notre Dame study, women who communicate regularly with a female-dominated inner circle are more likely to attain high-ranking leadership positions.

– University of Notre Dame

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Racial Discrimination Increases Activism in Black Young Adults

A recent study finds that experiencing racial discrimination makes black teens and young adults more likely to engage in social and political activism on issues that are important to black communities.

– North Carolina State University

American Journal of Community Psychology, Jan-2019

WSU sociologist sees environmental support slip under democratic presidents

PULLMAN, Wash.--Erik Johnson has what looks like a surefire way to hurt support for spending to protect the environment: Elect a Democratic president.

– Washington State University

Social Forces

UNH Research Finds Youth with Certain Types of Disability have Increased Risk for Technology-Involved Peer Harassment

New research from the University of New Hampshire finds that while youths with disabilities, mental health diagnoses and special education services experience peer harassment or bullying at similar rates as other youth, understanding differences in h...

– University of New Hampshire

Children & Schools

Patented Technology Cloaks Location on Mobile Devices to Protect Privacy

An Iowa State researcher has developed a cloaking technology that makes it possible to use location-based apps and services on mobile devices while keeping your privacy under control.

– Iowa State University


Social Media Privacy Is in the Hands of a Few Friends

New research has revealed that people’s behaviour is predictable from the social media data of as few as eight or nine of their friends.

– University of Adelaide

Nature Human Behaviour

Embargo expired on 21-Jan-2019 at 11:00 ET

Less Hurricane Aid, Slower Response to Puerto Rico Than to Texas, Florida

The federal response to hurricanes Harvey and Irma was faster and more generous than the help sent to Puerto Rico in preparation and in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, according to University of Michigan researchers

– University of Michigan

British Medical Journal Global Health



Michigan Schools Face Nation's Worst Decline in State Education Funding

Funding for Michigan's public schools has fallen more sharply than any other state over the past quarter century, a new report from Michigan State University finds. Educators have been forced to meet rising academic standards with inadequate finances...

– Michigan State University

Rethinking how we teach mathematics

As an undergraduate student, Krista Bresock never imagined that she would pursue a degree in mathematics. However, after an eye-opening conversation with a teaching assistant during an office hour visit, Bresock decided to take additional math course...

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Beauty Startup Co-founders Turned UVA Darden Students Show B-School and Venture Growth Make Beautiful Match

Kelly Bonilla and Jade Palomino didn’t waste any time when they arrived at Darden. The two First Year students are hard at work establishing a business that takes aim at one of the few services that have so far remained immune to the wave of disrup...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Loyola Medical School Triplets Following the Family Tradition

Following the family tradition, triplets Emily, Kevin and Martin Walsh are all studying to become physicians at Loyola's medical school. Both parents earned their undergrad and medical degrees from Loyola. The triplets were born at Loyola and receive...

– Loyola University Health System

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Surveillance in Our Schools

ClassDojo is one of the most popular education apps in the world. Its company estimates it is used by millions of teachers and children across 180 countries. But beneath its friendly exterior lie disturbing implications.

– University of South Australia

Learning, Media and technology

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

AACN Applauds Bipartisan Commitment to Support Investments in Nursing Education and Practice

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) applauds the introduction of the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2019 by House Nursing Caucus Co-Chairs, Representatives David Joyce (R-OH) and Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI); House Nur...

– American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

LifeWire Announcements

University of Utah announces innovative financing program to help students finish degrees

The University of Utah today announced the launch of Invest in U, a pilot program designed to help students pay education-related costs so they can complete their degrees faster and launch their professional careers. The U is the first major universi...

– University of Utah

The Keck School of Medicine of USC appoints associate dean for Office of Social Justice

The Keck School of Medicine's Ricky Bluthenthal, a renowned researcher in epidemiology and disease prevention will lead social justice education, research and advocacy

– Keck Medicine of USC

University of West Florida to Host National Conference on Undergraduate Research in 2022

The Council on Undergraduate Research has selected the University of West Florida in Pensacola to host the spring 2022 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). At this annual three-day event, more than 4,000 students present scholarly re...

– Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Tufts University Names Nadine Aubry as Provost

Nadine Aubry, Ph.D., who leads Northeastern University’s College of Engineering and is an internationally recognized scholar and academic innovator, will be Tufts University’s next provost and senior vice president, effective July 1, 2019, the un...

– Tufts University

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Startup Weekend Monterey Bay Returns to CSUMB

CSUMB is set to host Startup Weekend Monterey Bay January 25-27, 2019 for the seventh consecutive year.

– California State University, Monterey Bay

Free Webinar on Early Detection and Prevention of Psychotic Disorders Offered by Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is hosting a free interactive webinar on “Early Detection and Prevention of Psychotic Disorders: Ready for Prime Time” on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, from 2pm to 3pm EST.

– Brain & Behavior Research Foundation





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