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Multi-institutional team to study effects of age, gender on brain injury mechanics

A team of researchers, led by Philip V. Bayly in the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University, plans to use MRI to study the brains of healthy, uninjured individuals to create models of brain motion to enable the researchers to predict...

– Washington University in St. Louis

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Arts and Humanities


Perception of musical pitch varies across cultures

People who are accustomed to listening to Western music, which is based on a system of notes organized in octaves

– Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Scientists identify a personality feature that could predict how often you exercise

Individuals who make concrete plans to meet their goals may engage in more physical activity, including visits to the gym, compared to those who don't plan quite so far ahead, research shows.

– Association for Psychological Science

Psychological Science


Children spend less time reading and engaging in physical activity as they grow older

A new research study from Queen’s University Belfast has found that children from disadvantaged backgrounds spend less time reading and engaging in physical activity and exercise than their peers as they get older.

– Queen's University Belfast

Review of Income and Wealth

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Children Spend Less Time Reading and Engaging in Physical Activity as They Grow Older

A new study from Queen’s University Belfast and Rutgers School of Public Health researchers has found that children from disadvantaged backgrounds spend less time reading and engaging in physical activity and exercise than their peers as they get o...

– Rutgers School of Public Health

Review of Income and Wealth

Embargo expired on 19-Sep-2019 at 19:00 ET

Decoding how kids get into hacking

New research from Michigan State University is the first to identify characteristics and gender-specific behaviors in kids that could lead kids to become juvenile hackers.

– Michigan State University

Crime & Delinquency

Parental involvement plays key role in children's academic attainment, research shows

New research has shown how parental engagement has a positive effect on a child's academic attainment - regardless of age or socio-economic status.

– University of Plymouth

Overweight Danes are more likely to have overweight dogs according to new research

A new study from the University of Copenhagen reports that the prevalence of overweight dogs is markedly larger among overweight owners than among normal weight owners.

– University of Copenhagen

Preventive Veterinary Medicine

Smoking Abstinence Has Little Impact on the Motivation for Food

It’s sometimes thought that smokers who can’t light up are likely to reach for food in lieu of cigarettes. But new research from the University at Buffalo suggests that smoking abstinence doesn’t greatly affect the motivation for food. The stu...

– University at Buffalo

Drug and Alcohol Dependence

When natural disasters hit, men and women respond differently

Women tend to take cover or prepare for evacuations sooner, but often have trouble convincing the men in their lives to join them, according to a new study exploring how gender influences response to natural disasters

– University of Colorado Boulder

Disasters, June-2019



Indonesian Ambassador Discusses Economic Opportunity, Global Trade Skirmishes at UVA Darden

Speaking at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business at a Leadership Speaker Series address, Siregar offered a snapshot of the state of the ascendant country, with an economy growing at more than 5 percent a year and declining poverty and...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

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Law and Public Policy


Open Medicare Data Helps Uncover Potential Hidden Costs of Health Care

IU scientists studying Medicare data have found an association between health care industry payments to medical providers for non-research expenses and what these providers charge for medical services.

– Indiana University

Nature Communications, Sept-2019

Embargo expired on 20-Sep-2019 at 05:00 ET

Rutgers Student Voting Rates Increased Three-Fold in 2018

Rutgers—New Brunswick student voter registration and voter turnout rates nearly quadrupled in the 2018 midterm elections, announced the Eagleton Institute of Politics’ Center for Youth Political Participation at Rutgers—New Brunswick. The data ...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

2018 NSLVE National Data


Why Americans Don’t Fully Trust Many Who Hold Positions of Power

The public gives high scores to military leaders, public school principals and police officers on empathy, transparency and ethics, yet they rate members of Congress and leaders of technology companies lower, according to a new Pew Research Center re...

– Pew Research Center

Brexit threatens EU climate action, research shows

Brexit could lead both the UK and the European Union to weaken their ambitions to tackle the climate crisis, according to new research from the University of Sheffield.

– University of Sheffield

Exclusive Analysis: College Student Voting Doubled in 2018

College-student voting rates in the 2018 midterm elections doubled compared to the 2014 midterms, marking a watershed election year for student voter turnout.

– Tufts University

Reimagining Agriculture: A Q&A with Beanstalk Farm

With a global population projected to reach 9.8 billion by 2050, food production will require innovative new methods for producing more food, more sustainably. Here, Darden Ideas to Action highlights one company trying to do just that: Beanstalk, fou...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

Senate Domestic, Foreign Funding Bills Recognize, but Fall Short of Needs for Critical Infectious Disease Responses

Spending bills released by Senate Appropriations Committee Wednesday demonstrate encouraging recognition of some of the most urgent health challenges threatening individual and public health at home and abroad. At the same time, the bills fall short ...

– Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)

Senate Subcommittees Takes Important Step Toward Ending HIV While Resources to Address Concurrent Epidemics, Housing Remain Critical, but Unaddressed

The Senate Labor, Health and Human Services and Related Programs Appropriations subcommittee’s allocations of funding for the Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative in its proposed budget for 2020 represent a significant step toward an ambitious, criti...

– HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA)

LifeWire Announcement

UK Awarded $8.8 Million to Support Opioid Treatment for Women in Criminal Justice Settings

The University of Kentucky recently received an $8.8 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, to establish a Clinical Research Center as part of the Justice Community Opioid Innovation...

– University of Kentucky

California State University Honors Achievement, Perseverance of Top Student Scholars

The California State University will honor 23 students, one from each campus, who have been selected to receive the 2019 Trustees' Award for Outstanding Achievement. The students will be recognized during the first day of the upcoming Board of Truste...

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Jean Case, Carolyn Miles Headline New UVA Darden DC Area Speaker Series With Unscripted Approach to Candid Conversations

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business will feature prominent speakers at its UVA Darden DC Metro facility beginning this fall, offering the opportunity to hear from top leaders across a variety of sectors.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

History Made as Texas Tech University Breaks Ground on School of Veterinary Medicine

The school, located at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Amarillo, is expected to enroll its first class in Fall 2021.

– Texas Tech University

UIC Earns National Acclaim for Diversity, Inclusion Efforts

University receives award for the fourth year.

– University of Illinois at Chicago





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