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Article ID: 694634

​Not Quite a ‘Double Bind’ for Minority Women in Science

Ohio State University

Many studies have shown that both minority and women scientists face disadvantages in reaching the highest levels of their careers. So it would make sense that minority women would face a “double bind” that would particularly disadvantage them. But a new study suggests that minority women actually face a “one-and-a-half bind."

Released:
15-May-2018 3:50 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    15-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 694468

Big Data from World’s Largest Citizen Science Microbiome Project Serves Food for Thought

University of California San Diego Health

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and collaborators have published the first major results from the American Gut Project, a crowdsourced, global citizen science effort. The project, described May 15 in mSystems, is the largest published study to date of the human microbiome — the unique microbial communities that inhabit our bodies.

Released:
11-May-2018 2:45 PM EDT

Article ID: 694260

CFN Scientist Spotlight: Ashley Head Brings Surface Studies out of the Realm of Physics into Chemistry

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Chemist Ashley Head of the Interface Science and Catalysis Group at the CFN studies the interesting chemical processes and phenomena that take place on surfaces—an understanding relevant to designing efficient catalysts, developing more sophisticated gas masks for soldiers, and other applications.n the

Released:
9-May-2018 9:30 AM EDT

Article ID: 694136

All of Us Research Program Ushers in New Era for Technology-Driven Citizen Science and Precision Medicine

Scripps Research Institute

Working with mobile technology and bioinformatics companies, STSI will lead integration of mobile apps and digital medical devices into the program to collect and analyze an unprecedented range and depth of health data.

Released:
7-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695632

Self-Driving Cars: WFU Engineering Students Kick the Tires on Safety and Ethics

Wake Forest University

The future of self-driving cars seemed all but inevitable — until a fatal crash in Arizona last month prompted tech companies, automakers and lawmakers to pump the brakes.

Released:
2-May-2018 2:05 PM EDT

Education

Article ID: 692702

NYU Launches Center for Environmental and Animal Protection

New York University

New York University has launched the Center for Environmental and Animal Protection, a research unit to inform policy related to these linked societal and scientific concerns.

Released:
16-Apr-2018 8:00 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 692656

Warwick-Backed State-of-the-Art Cryo-Electron Microscopy Facility Opened

University of Warwick

A new state-of-the-art Cryo-Electron Microscope (Cryo-EM) facility that will advance the understanding of the processes of life has been officially opened.

Released:
12-Apr-2018 7:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 692464

Scientists Decry Lack of Science in `Forensic Science’

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Many of the “forensic science” methods commonly used in criminal cases and portrayed in popular police TV dramas have never been scientifically validated and may lead to unjust verdicts, according to an editorial in this week’s Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Released:
9-Apr-2018 3:05 PM EDT

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