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Tip Sheet: Mesh loaded with T cells shrinks tumors; second dose of CAR-T cells shows potential; and gene-edited cells stay safe as immunotherapy attacks cancer

Below are summaries of recent Fred Hutch research findings with links for additional background and media contacts.

– Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

JCI Insight; Nature Biomedical Engineering; 2019 American Society of Hematology annual meeting; ASH meeting

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Study highlights how American universities may help bridge social divide between international, domestic students

Self-esteem is a valuable resource for undergraduate international students trying to socialize with their domestic counterparts at American universities, but new research by a University at Buffalo psychologist suggests that while self-esteem predic...

– University at Buffalo

Journal of Intercultural Relations

Highlighting women's achievements makes them want to be the boss, research shows

Highlighting female achievements in the workplace makes capable women significantly more likely to want to be the boss, a study shows.

– University of Exeter

Leadership Quarterly


When college students post about depression on Facebook

When college students post about feelings of depression on Facebook, their friends are unlikely to encourage them to seek help, a small study suggests.

– Ohio State University

JMIR Research Protocols

The Rise of Social Robots: How AI Can Help Us Flourish

MIT Professor Cynthia Breazeal, a keynote speaker at a recent Psychology of Technology Conference led by Darden Professor Roshni Raveendhran, shares insights about a new generation of social robots and their impact on human flourishing.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

8 Ways to Make 2020 Your Best Year Ever

Here's a resolution we can all keep: Make 2020 the year you decide never to set a resolution again. Instead, consider following some of the sage advice about living wisely and well from CSU faculty experts in psychology, gerontology and palliative ca...

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– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office


Feminist/Anti-Feminist Social Media Posts Easily Altered to Advance Political Agendas of Others

Feminist and anti-feminist social media posts can easily be altered to advance political agendas, according to a new study conducted by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Project Muse, Oct-2019

New study unravels the complexity of childhood obesity

In a new study led by the University of Notre Dame, researchers examined how various psychological characteristics of children struggling with their weight, such as loneliness, anxiety and shyness, combined with similar characteristics of their paren...

– University of Notre Dame

Scientific Reports

Dogs and wolves are both good at cooperating

A team of researchers have found that dogs and wolves are equally good at cooperating with partners to obtain a reward. When tested in same-species pairs, dogs and wolves proved equally successful and efficient at solving a given problem.

– Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History

Journal of Comparative Psychology

Boys Who Are Bullied Online May Have More Risky Sex

A collaboration of researchers at Louisiana State University, University of Missouri, and University of Tennessee found that peer victimization is associated with adverse psychological and behavioral problems

– De Gruyter

International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health

Adolescents’ view of family social standing correlates with mental health, life outcomes

Irvine, Calif., Jan. 6, 2020 — Young people’s view of their family’s social status was more strongly associated with their mental health and readiness for future education and work than how much money, education or occupational prestige their p...

– University of California, Irvine

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Jan-2020



FSU researchers create model of collaborative problem solving

If you want to get things done in the 21st century, collaboration is key. To better understand this important skill, two Florida State University researchers joined a team developing a model for collaborative problem solving — coordination between...

– Florida State University

Computers & Education

Danaher President at UVA Darden on Finding Challenge, Fulfillment in a General Management Career

Kirk Hetherington (MBA ’11), president of Danaher subsidiary XOS, developed his interest in general management working with the Boy Scouts, specifically, as director of operations for the organization’s camp on Catalina Island, off the coast of C...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

From Pack Line to the Bottom Line: UVA Basketball Provides Lessons in Darden-Led Exec Ed Program

After adding to his considerable coaching legacy by leading the Virginia Cavaliers to the 2019 NCAA men’s basketball championship, Tony Bennett’s patented Pack Line defense and Five Pillars of the Cavalier program are the envy of the college bask...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

UTEP's Dr. Skateboard Pictures Novel Way to Teach

William Robertson, Ph.D., professor of teacher education, has written a 24-page “graphic novel,” or comic book, to give teachers another tool to demonstrate principles of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

– University of Texas at El Paso

Law and Public Policy


Report Builds Framework For Journalists to Examine ‘Digital Political Ethics’ For Online Campaign Ads

Online political advertising is not regulated by the federal government the way television ads are. What standards can journalists use when examining social media campaigning? Johns Hopkins and three other universities have developed a set of 12 re...

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– Johns Hopkins University

Digital Political Ethics: Aligning Principles with Practice


Conflicts to Watch in 2020

In CFR’s annual Preventive Priorities Survey, U.S. foreign policy experts assess the likelihood and impact of thirty potential conflicts that could emerge or escalate in the coming year.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Paul B. Stares, "Conflicts to Watch in 2020", Center for Preventive Action, Council on Foreign Relations, December 18, 2019.

LifeWire Announcement

Call for Abstracts for nutrition education research, programs and initiatives

The deadline to submit an abstract for the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior’s annual conference is fast approaching.

– Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

Vivian Riefberg Named Professor of Practice and David C. Walentas Jefferson Scholars Foundation Professor at UVA Darden

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business announced today that Vivian Riefberg will join Darden’s academic faculty as a professor of practice starting in August 2020. In this role, she will hold a David C. Walentas Jefferson Scholars Fou...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The Gulf of Mexico Alliance Kicks Off “Embrace the Gulf 2020” Campaign

"Embrace the Gulf 2020" is a year-long positive awareness campaign to highlight the value and the vitality of the Gulf of Mexico region. It includes daily messages across several social media platforms.

– Gulf of Mexico Alliance

LifeWire Higher Education Events

UCI to celebrate Lunar New Year

EVENT: UCI will celebrate the upcoming Lunar New Year – heralding the Year of the Rat – with an academic discussion, multicultural entertainment, artistic demonstrations, interactive workshops, a Disney-sponsored raffle, lion and dragon parades, ...

– University of California, Irvine





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