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Article ID: 687370

Research Reveals ‘Shocking’ Weakness of Lab Courses

Cornell University

With the new emphasis on hands-on, active learning throughout higher education, lab courses would seem to have an advantage – what could be more active than doing experiments? But surprising new research reveals traditional labs fall far short of their pedagogical goals.

Released:
3-Jan-2018 12:05 PM EST

Education

Article ID: 687381

New Behavioral Science Approach Combines Experiments, Models

North Carolina State University

Researchers are outlining a new approach to behavioral research that draws on experimental studies and computer models to offer new insights into organizational and group behavior.

Released:
3-Jan-2018 8:05 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    31-Dec-2017 8:00 AM EST

Article ID: 687324

It’s Not Your Model Minority: The PINE Study Reveals the Challenges U.S. Chinese Aging Population Facing

Chinese Health, Aging, and Policy Program (CHAP)

In 2017, researchers from Rush University Medical Center completed the third wave of the PINE study, shedding a light on how cultural determinants impact the health outcomes and disparities among Chinese older adults.

Released:
29-Dec-2017 4:20 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 687208

Xylella: A Conscience, Not a Science Problem

Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

The Sbarro Health Research Organization congratulates the Italian researchers who were able to prove a direct causal link between the infection by Xylella fastidiosa and the death of olive trees in southern Italy.

Released:
21-Dec-2017 2:30 PM EST
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    14-Dec-2017 2:00 PM EST

Article ID: 686703

Coalition Seeks to Increase Transparency on Life Science Career Prospects

Johns Hopkins University

Nine U.S. research universities and a major cancer institute are announcing plans to give would-be life scientists clear, standardized data on graduate school admissions, education and training opportunities, and career prospects.

Released:
12-Dec-2017 1:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 686613

Violence a Matter of Scale, Not Quantity, Researchers Show

University of Notre Dame

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame studying violence found the larger the population of a society, the smaller its war group size, proportionally — which means fewer casualties in a conflict.

Released:
11-Dec-2017 3:00 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 686430

Bioethicists Call for Caution in Use of Rare Experimental Fetal Therapy

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Citing uncertainties about the risks and benefits of an experimental therapy for fetuses whose kidneys do not develop, bioethicists at Johns Hopkins and a team of medical experts are calling for rigorous clinical trials in the use of a potential treatment, known as amnioinfusion.

Released:
11-Dec-2017 8:00 AM EST
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    8-Nov-2017 8:55 AM EST

Article ID: 684299

Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities

Newswise

Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.

Released:
8-Nov-2017 8:55 AM EST

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 684306

ATS Objects to the EPA’s Move to Silence the Input of Scientists

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Today the EPA announced a new policy regarding who can serve on the agency’s scientific advisory boards. In earlier comments, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt had questioned the “independence, and the veracity and the transparency of those recommendations that are coming our way” from scientists who have received EPA research funding.

Released:
31-Oct-2017 4:30 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 683845

Can Open and Honest Scientists Win Public Trust?

Michigan State University

Michigan State University researchers wondered whether it would be better for scientists to acknowledge some of their personal or social values up front when reporting on their studies in order to gain trust.

Released:
25-Oct-2017 2:20 PM EDT

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