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DHS S&T Awards Minority Serving Institutions $373K to Advance Summer Research Team Projects

Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T announced that eight faculty members from MSI across the United States were recently selected to receive funding awards totaling $373,000 to continue their 2019 SRT Program for Minority Serving Institutions research projects at several DHS S&T COE.

Channels: Education, Environmental Science, Ethics and Research Methods, Immigration,

21-Jan-2020 6:50 PM EST
Newswise: Meridian Health Foundation’s Giving Heals Campaign Bolstered by Team Member Support

Meridian Health Foundation’s Giving Heals Campaign Bolstered by Team Member Support

Hackensack Meridian Health

Team members from eight Hackensack Meridian Health medical centers raised nearly $330,000 for Giving Heals, Meridian Health Foundation’s comprehensive fundraising campaign, which supports four important initiatives: strengthening oncology services, improving clinical outcomes, enhancing the patient experience and broadening clinical research and academic programs. To date, nearly $110 million has been raised toward a goal of $150 million to support Hackensack Meridian Health medical centers in Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex counties.

Channels: Cancer, Clinical Trials, Ethics and Research Methods, Healthcare,

21-Jan-2020 8:05 AM EST
Newswise: Ethics, Jewish Law and the Baseball Cheating Scandal

Ethics, Jewish Law and the Baseball Cheating Scandal


Has the newly revealed baseball cheating scandal – especially the signal-stealing scheme by the Houston Astros – got you down? Cedars-Sinai ethics and Jewish law experts agree that cheating in the national pastime can be jolting, and offer tips on keeping things in perspective while acknowledging that the revelations have been painful.

Channels: Ethics and Research Methods, Religion, Sports,

20-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST

Arts and Humanities


A Replacement for Exercise?

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A protein called Sestrin might be responsible for many of the benefits of a good workout.

Channels: Aging, Ethics and Research Methods, Exercise and Fitness, Staff Picks, All Journal News,

13-Jan-2020 12:20 PM EST
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Special Issue of Educational Researcher Examines the Nature and Consequences of Null Findings in Education Research

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

A new special issue of AERA's peer reviewed journal Educational Researcher, titled “Randomized Controlled Trials Meet the Real World: The Nature and Consequences of Null Findings,” focuses on important questions raised by the prevalence of null findings—the absence of expected or measurable results—particularly in randomized control trials.

Channels: All Journal News, Education, Ethics and Research Methods, In the Workplace,

17-Dec-2019 3:35 PM EST


Newswise: New Animal Model Shows Effective Treatment for Latent Tuberculosis

New Animal Model Shows Effective Treatment for Latent Tuberculosis

Texas Biomedical Research Institute

A major goal of tuberculosis (TB) research is to find a way to treat people with the latent (or inactive) form of the disease to keep them from developing symptomatic TB. A breakthrough study using a new animal model developed for this purpose showed a combination of two classes of antibiotics can wipe out this hidden threat.

Channels: All Journal News, Ethics and Research Methods, Infectious Diseases, Pharmaceuticals, Respiratory Diseases and Disorders, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Grant Funded News,

17-Dec-2019 11:05 AM EST
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    16-Dec-2019 6:30 PM EST

Spinning Inequality

Harvard Medical School

Analysis of more than 6 million clinical and life science papers shows articles with male lead authors are up to 21 percent more likely to use language that frames their research positively Papers that use positive framing, including words like “promising,” “novel” and “unique,” in headlines and abstracts are more likely to be cited by other authors than papers without positive framing Differences in the way men and women describe, discuss and convey their research could contribute to persistent gender gaps in pay and career advancement in life sciences and medicine This is the first large-scale study to quantify gender differences in linguistic framing in biomedical research

Channels: Ethics and Research Methods, Gender Issues, In the Workplace, All Journal News, Education, Staff Picks,

12-Dec-2019 10:35 AM EST
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NSF awards UIC $1.5M for new data science institute

University of Illinois at Chicago

A multi-disciplinary team of University of Illinois at Chicago researchers received a three-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to form a new data science institute.

Channels: Education, Engineering, Ethics and Research Methods, Mathematics,

16-Dec-2019 1:20 PM EST
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The Rapid Tissue Donation Program at Moffitt Cancer Center Offers a Feasible Approach to Improve Research

Moffitt Cancer Center

In an article published in Cancer Medicine, Moffitt Cancer Center scientists describe a community-based program called the Rapid Tissue Donation (RTD) protocol. It enables patients to consent to donating tumor tissue and blood samples for research purposes after their death. The samples provided by patients postmortem enable researchers to study the genetic and molecular makeup of primary and metastatic tumors after the patient failed treatment, and to compare those finding with what was known about the patient during earlier phases of their therapy.

Channels: Cancer, Ethics and Research Methods, Healthcare, All Journal News,

13-Dec-2019 10:00 AM EST