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Article ID: 687941

ISPOR Updates Its Code of Ethics

ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research, announced today that it has published an updated code of ethics.

16-Jan-2018 8:30 AM EST

Article ID: 687453

UC Davis Researcher Urges Caution on Engineered Stem Cells

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

In a commentary published in the Jan. 4 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, UC Davis researcher William Murphy expressed cautious optimism about efforts to genetically engineer hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) to temporarily resist cell death during transplantation. While these gene therapy approaches could dramatically improve patient outcomes, Murphy argues that their risks must be carefully studied in diverse models.

3-Jan-2018 5:05 PM EST

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.

3-Jan-2018 12:05 PM EST


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.

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.

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.

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.

12-Dec-2017 1:05 PM EST

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.

11-Dec-2017 3:00 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences


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.

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


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.

8-Nov-2017 8:55 AM EST

Law and Public Policy

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