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31-Dec-2019


Why It Matters: Prescription for Disaster

Bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics. A major cause is their overuse in both humans and animals. At the same time, a lack of financial incentives is setting back efforts to discover new classes of antibiotics. The problem is bo...

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Gabrielle Sierra, "Prescription for Disaster", Why It Matters, December 18, 2019.

Social and Behavioral Sciences

02-Jan-2020


Structured, salary-only compensation plan for physicians is a model for pay equity, Mayo Clinic study finds

Gender pay equity in the field of medicine remains elusive. Gender-based pay differences have been shown to persist, even when controlling for experience, clinical productivity, academic rank and other factors. These inequities result in significantl...

– Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Embargo expired on 02-Jan-2020 at 08:00 ET

30-Dec-2019


More Chinese scientists in America are going back home

A growing number of Chinese scientists working in the United States and other parts of the world are returning to their homeland, enhancing China’s research productivity.

– Ohio State University

Science and Public Policy

27-Dec-2019


Progressive Gender Beliefs in Teen Boys May Be Protective Against Violence

Teenage boys who witness their peers abusing women and girls are much more likely to bully and fight with others, as well as behave abusively toward their dates, compared to teenage boys who don’t witness such behaviors, according to a new study.

– Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

American Journal of Preventive Medicine; U01CE002528


Chimpanzees More Likely to Share Tools, Teach Skills When Task Is Complex

Teach a chimpanzee to fish for insects to eat, and you feed her for a lifetime. Teach her a better way to use tools in gathering prey, and you may change the course of evolution.For most wild chimpanzees, tool use is an important part of life — but...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

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Gender norms affect attitudes towards gay men and lesbian women globally

Washington, DC - Gay men and lesbian women have often been the targets of prejudice and even violence in society.

– Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Social Psychological and Personality Science

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Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton appointed Chancellor of Queen’s University Belfast

Queen's University today announced the appointment of Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton as its new Chancellor.

– Queen's University Belfast


Engineering students to build human-carrying drone

Engineering students at South Dakota State University are designing a drone large enough to carry a human for their capstone senior design project through a nearly $80,000 grant from NASA.

– South Dakota State University

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