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Genes and Brain Structure in Alcohol Use Disorder

Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a common addictive disease that affects the brain. The risk of developing AUD is due, nearly equally, to environmental and genetic effects. More than 3,000 genes have been linked to AUD or the response to alcohol. Brain...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 04-Mar-2019 at 10:00 ET

Socially Anxious College Students Use Alcohol and Marijuana to Cope with Their Symptoms

Although the use of alcohol and marijuana is common in college students, those who suffer from anxiety symptoms in social settings are particularly vulnerable to problematic use of these substances. Studies have shown that substance use by these stu...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 04-Mar-2019 at 10:00 ET

Arts and Humanities


Tracing Early Pioneers of Steel Pedal Guitar

The pedal steel guitar is the province of the mavericks—people who were not afraid to roll up their sleeves and tinker with their instrument, according to Anthony Lis, who is researching five early pioneers.

– South Dakota State University

How a socialist celebration of women became Americanized

On March 8, some Americans will send greeting cards to the important women in their lives to celebrate “International Women’s Day.” Little do most of them know about the radical origins of the holiday they are marking,

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– Ohio State University

Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective


New Violin Design Could Change The Instrument Forever

The fundamental design of the violin has been changed only once since the times of Antonio Stradivari, considered the ultimate master craftsman of the instrument. But new research by a Texas A&M University professor suggests that a modification could...

– Texas A&M University

The Strad

Social and Behavioral Sciences


A Television in the Bedroom?

Having a television in the bedroom during the preschool years can lead to mental and physical health problems in adolescence, a new Université de Montréal study indicates.

– Universite de Montreal

Pediatric Research


Study finds a lack of adequate hydration among the elderly

Drinking enough water is a concern for everyone, but the elderly are particularly prone to underhydration and dehydration. A new UCLA School of Nursing study shows that these conditions are likely to be under-recognized, bringing on health problems r...

– UCLA School of Nursing

SAGE Open Nursing

Social anxiety disorder may increase risk of alcoholism

New research published in Depression and Anxiety indicates that, unlike other anxiety disorders, social anxiety disorder may have a direct effect on alcoholism.

– Wiley

Depression and Anxiety


Introverts Perform Nearly As Well in Social Settings As Extroverts Do, According to Study by Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Researcher

A new study by Johns Hopkins Carey Business School researcher Erik Helzer found Introverts’ expectations of social interactions are more pessimistic than what they ultimately experience.

– Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School


Fake faces: University of Washington's 'Calling BS' duo opens new website asking 'Which face is real?' is the new website from Jevin West and Carl Bergstrom of the University of Washington, the duo who drew wide attention for their innovative Information School class, "Calling Bullshit in the Age of Big Data."

– University of Washington


A New Approach to an Old Question: How Do We Actually Cooperate?

Princeton researchers are exploring how cooperation arises in human societies, where people tend to cluster into various group types -- political, religious, familial, professional, etc. -- which they will describe at the 2019 APS March Meeting. With...

– American Physical Society (APS)

APS March Meeting 2019

Embargo expired on 04-Mar-2019 at 13:00 ET

U-M researchers, students take sexual assault prevention program to Ghana

Blaming the victim, usually a female, is common in sexual assault cases, but in some places it's more prevalent than others.

– University of Michigan

Violence Against Women

Nearly Half of Americans Have Had a Family Member Jailed, Imprisoned

In a groundbreaking Cornell-led study illuminating the extensive scope of mass incarceration in the U.S., nearly 1 in 2 Americans have had a brother or sister, parent, spouse or child spend time in jail or prison – a far higher figure than previous...

– Cornell University




Binghamton University earns “very high research” status in Carnegie Classifications

Binghamton University, State University of New York can now count itself among the 131 elite universities in the nation that have achieved the “very high research” classification by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education....

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Chicago Suburban Teen Talks About ‘Gut-Wrenching’ Account of Child Shooting Victims in “Since Parkland,” Remains Hopeful

Chicago Suburban Teen Talks About ‘Gut-Wrenching’ Account of Child Shooting Victims in “Since Parkland”, Remains Hopeful

– Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

Zags Care: Giving Back to the Community

Gonzaga University athletics has created a culture, consistent with the university’s core values, of developing the whole person. The No. 1 men’s basketball team and a wide number of Gonzaga teams succeed in competition and their collective commu...

– Gonzaga University


Singing for Science: How the Arts Can Help Students Who Struggle Most

Incorporating the arts—rapping, dancing, drawing—into science lessons can help low-achieving students retain more knowledge and possibly help students of all ability levels be more creative in their learning, finds a new study by Johns Hopkins Un...

– Johns Hopkins University

Trends in Neuroscience and Education, Feb-2019

‘AI Development Reflects National Differences:’ Darden Global Innovators Roundtable Explores Artificial Intelligence in Asia

Companies are struggling to make sense of the ramifications of artificial intelligence (AI) for their countries and for their firms as the technology rapidly transforms nearly every core business function. And national differences are evident in how ...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


Engineers developing education kit to teach students practical skills in integrated photonics

Engineers are developing an educational toolkit to bring integrated photonics into the college engineering and science curriculum. The kit is designed to teach students practical skills in integrated photonics and equip them to meet the growing deman...

– University of California San Diego

Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exhibition, Mar-2019

Law and Public Policy


Should Patients Be Considered Consumers?

There is broad support for building health care systems that are patient centered, seen as a means of improving health outcomes and as morally worthy in itself. But the concept of patient-centered care has increasingly merged with the concept of pati...

– Rutgers School of Public Health

Health Affairs

States with Strict Gun Laws See Increase in Homicides When They Border States with Lax Ones

Gun-related homicide rates in states with strict gun laws increase when neighboring states have less restrictive laws as a result of gun trafficking across state lines, suggests a new study from Penn Medicine. A review of gun tracing data also reveal...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery


Forecasting mosquitoes' global spread

Outbreaks of mosquito-borne illnesses like yellow fever, dengue, Zika and chikungunya are rising around the world. Climate change has created conditions favorable to mosquitoes' spread, but so have human travel and migration and accelerating urbaniza...

– Boston Children's Hospital

Nature Microbiology

Economic Inequality, Part 3: What Can Business Do About It?

While clearly there is a place for government and nonprofit organizations to address the many issues surrounding income inequality (see Parts 1 and 2 of this series), one hears less about what can be done through the private sector. Yet business and ...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


UT/TT Poll: Texans Embrace Legislative Focus on Public Education, Property Taxes

Public education and property taxes are dominating the agenda of the 140-day Texas legislative session now underway, and findings in the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll suggest that these efforts resonate with the concerns of Texas vote...

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)


Study: Job applications without criminal history questions help increase hiring of former prisoners

Former prisoners have a better chance of getting hired if a job application doesn’t include questions about criminal history, according to new employment research from Case Western Reserve University.

– Case Western Reserve University

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Commends Congress for Introducing Treat and Reduce Obesity Act

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics commends the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives on the introduction of the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2019. The Academy calls on Congress to pass the legislation, which will allow registered dieti...

– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

LifeWire Announcements

Launch of Online Journalism Master’s Degree Aims to Reflect Today’s Newsrooms

New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute has launched an online master’s degree program that aims to train students in environments that reflect 21st-century newsrooms.

– New York University

Nada Hosking Named Executive Director of Global Heritage Fund

Global Heritage Fund names Nada Hosking Executive Director. Hosking will lead global strategy and worldwide operations as the GHF team empowers communities to preserve their connections to the past.

– Global Heritage Fund

Four CSU Leaders Honored as Woman of the Year by California Legislators

Four California State University leaders were honored as their respective district's Woman of the Year by various members of the California Legislature for their remarkable contributions to society.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

UVA Sets New Application Deadlines for Master of Science in Business Analytics Program

The University of Virginia’s Master of Science in business analytics (MSBA) program is accepting applications for enrollment to the Class of 2020 and has announced a number of admissions open houses for professionals interested in learning more abo...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Who is Caring for Migrants and Refugees?

New York University’s Hemispheric Institute has launched the Ecologies of Migrant Care web site, a digital platform featuring interviews with migrants, activists, faith leaders, journalists, academics, and others supporting migrants and refugees an...

– New York University

Suzanne O’Handley Selected as 2019 CUR-Goldwater Scholars Faculty Mentor Awardee

Suzanne O’Handley, associate professor in the School of Chemistry and Materials Science at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), has been selected as the 2019 CUR-Goldwater Scholars Faculty Mentor Awardee.

– Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Carbon Capture Research Receives $3 Million from U.S. Department of Energy

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that a research project at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is one of eight in the nation recently selected to receive federal funding geared toward the development of “novel and enabling c...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Albert Einstein College of Medicine Achieves Independent Degree-Granting Authority

More than six decades after it first opened its doors, Albert Einstein College of Medicine is now an independent academic institution, with the authority to confer its own medical and graduate degrees. This achievement had been set in motion more tha...

– Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Health equity for women in Kansas is the focus of research project

A team of Wichita State University researchers is focusing their research on health equity for women in Kansas.

– Wichita State University

UIC offers BFA in art education

The University of Illinois at Chicago is offering a BFA in art education, or BFAAE, to students for the first time in nearly a decade

– University of Illinois at Chicago





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