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Released: 19-Apr-2021 9:15 AM EDT
Study Shows Education Is Not Enough to Overcome Inequality
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A recent study finds that social inequality persists, regardless of educational achievement – particularly for men.

Released: 13-Apr-2021 4:00 PM EDT
Researchers Streamline Molecular Assembly Line to Design, Test Drug Compounds
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Researchers from North Carolina State University have found a way to fine-tune the molecular assembly line that creates antibiotics via engineered biosynthesis.

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Released: 12-Apr-2021 2:05 PM EDT
Having Employees Overseas Helps Companies Reap U.S. Tax Benefits
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A recent study finds U.S. companies that have a substantial number of employees in foreign jurisdictions with lower tax rates are more likely than their peers to “artificially” locate earnings in those jurisdictions – and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is less likely to challenge these complex tax-planning activities.

Released: 7-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
study finds those late night snacks may be hurting you at work
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A recent study finds that unhealthy eating behaviors at night can make people less helpful and more withdrawn the next day at work.

Released: 5-Apr-2021 4:15 PM EDT
Reopen and Regenerate: Exosome-Coated Stent Heals Vascular Injury, Repairs Damaged Tissue
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An exosome-coated stent with a “smart-release” trigger could prevent reopened blood vessels from narrowing and deliver regenerative stem cell-derived therapy to blood-starved, or ischemic, tissue.

Released: 5-Apr-2021 1:05 PM EDT
Study Highlights Benefits of Tax Planning For Companies Facing Financial Constraints
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A law governing pensions gave business scholars an unprecedented research opportunity to understand the impact of financial constraints.

Released: 24-Mar-2021 12:15 PM EDT
Three Common Antiviral Drugs Potentially Effective Against COVID-19
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Three commonly used antiviral and antimalarial drugs are effective in vitro at preventing replication of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Released: 23-Mar-2021 3:05 PM EDT
Pilot Study Finds Evidence of Bartonella Infection in Schizophrenia Patients
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A pilot study has found evidence of Bartonella infection in the blood of people with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder.

Released: 17-Mar-2021 8:50 AM EDT
When Volcanoes Go Metal
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What would a volcano – and its lava flows – look like on a planetary body made primarily of metal? A pilot study offers insights into ferrovolcanism that could help scientists interpret landscape features on other worlds.

Released: 16-Mar-2021 1:45 PM EDT
Tired at the Office? Take a Quick Break. Your Work Will Benefit.
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Recent research shows that people are more likely to take “microbreaks” at work on days when they’re tired – but that’s not a bad thing. The researchers found microbreaks help tired employees engage with their work better over the course of the day.

Released: 4-Mar-2021 8:25 AM EST
Study Reveals Extent of Privacy Vulnerabilities with Amazon’s Alexa
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A recent study outlines a range of privacy concerns related to the programs users interact with when using Amazon’s voice-activated assistant, Alexa. Issues range from misleading privacy policies to the ability of third-parties to change the code of their programs after receiving Amazon approval.

Released: 3-Mar-2021 4:40 PM EST
Pericardial Injection Effective, Less Invasive Way to Get Regenerative Therapies to Heart
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Injecting hydrogels containing stem cell or exosome therapeutics directly into the pericardial cavity could be a less invasive, less costly, and more effective means of treating cardiac injury.

Released: 2-Mar-2021 1:10 PM EST
Study Highlights Pitfalls Associated With ‘Cybervetting’ Job Candidates
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A recent study of how human resources professionals review online information and social media profiles of job candidates highlights the ways in which so-called “cybervetting” can introduce bias and moral judgment into the hiring process.

Released: 23-Feb-2021 12:45 PM EST
Study Finds COVID Risk Communication Targeting Younger Adults May Have Biggest Impact
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A study of adults in the United States suggests that the biggest boost in COVID-19 risk reduction would stem from communication efforts aimed at raising awareness of COVID-19 risks among U.S. adults under the age of 40.

Released: 18-Feb-2021 9:00 AM EST
Social Tool Tracks Brand Reputation in Real Time and in the Long Term
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An international team of researchers has developed a tool for assessing brand reputation in real time and over time. In a demonstration that looked at leading brands, the researchers found that changes in a given brand’s stock shares reflected real-time changes in the brand’s reputation.

Released: 4-Feb-2021 10:50 AM EST
“Stealthy” Stem Cells Better for Treating Tendon Injuries in Horses
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Treating equine donor stem cells with a growth factor called TGF-β2 may allow them to avoid “tripping” the immune response in recipients, according to new research from North Carolina State University.

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Released: 1-Feb-2021 3:50 PM EST
Lactobacillus Manipulates Bile Acids to Create Favorable Gut Environment
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Probiotic Lactobacillus bacteria use enzymes situationally to manipulate bile acids and promote their own survival in the gut.

Released: 25-Jan-2021 2:35 PM EST
Survey: Barriers, Not Demographics, Affect Willingness to Pursue Veterinary Care
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When it comes to seeking veterinary care for dogs, barriers to access – including a lack of trust – have more effect on the decision-making process than differences in race, gender or socioeconomic status.

Released: 25-Jan-2021 8:55 AM EST
Building a New Tool for Assessing Fair Labor
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Researchers are creating a tool that incorporates the many existing fair labor programs and offers a single index that consumers, and companies, can look at and understand.

Released: 19-Jan-2021 11:15 AM EST
Inflamed Environment Is C. diff Paradise
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A new study shows that the inflammation caused by Clostridioides difficile (C. diff) infection gives the pathogen a two-fold advantage: by both creating an inhospitable environment for competing bacteria and providing nutrients that enable C. diff to thrive.

Released: 12-Jan-2021 9:05 AM EST
Study Finds NRA Stakeholders Conflicted in Wake of Shootings
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A recent study finds that, in the wake of a mass shooting, NRA employees, donors and volunteers had extremely mixed emotions about the organization – reporting higher levels of both positive and negative feelings about the NRA, as compared to people with no NRA affiliation.

Released: 11-Jan-2021 1:35 PM EST
Analytical Measurements Can Predict Organic Solar Cell Stability
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Researchers have developed an analytical measurement “framework” which could allow organic solar cell researchers and manufacturers to determine which materials will produce the most stable solar cells prior to manufacture.

Released: 11-Jan-2021 10:35 AM EST
Motherhood Does Not Drive Support For Gun Control
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Moms are not more likely than other women to support gun control efforts. In fact, a new study finds that parenthood doesn’t have a substantial effect on the gun control views of men or women.

Released: 8-Jan-2021 11:55 AM EST
Experts tap into behavioral research to promote COVID-19 vaccination in the U
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As the first doses of COVID-19 vaccines are being rolled out, it is still unclear whether enough Americans are willing to be vaccinated to allow the nation to return to normalcy.

Released: 18-Dec-2020 10:15 AM EST
Study Sets Baseline for Sleep Patterns in Healthy Adult Dogs
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A new canine sleep study could serve as a baseline for research on chronic pain and cognitive dysfunction in dogs, potentially improving detection and treatment of these conditions.

Released: 15-Dec-2020 7:55 AM EST
Study IDs Four Things That Make People Feel Good About Using Chatbots
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A recent study has identified four factors that predict user satisfaction with customer service chatbots. The study also found that a positive chatbot experience was associated with customer loyalty, highlighting the importance of the findings to corporate brands.

Released: 10-Dec-2020 8:10 AM EST
Study Finds Strong Links Between Trust and Social Media Use
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A recent study finds a powerful correlation between the extent to which users trust Facebook, and the intensity of their Facebook use. The study also finds what contributes to that user trust.

Released: 8-Dec-2020 1:35 PM EST
Study: Bartonella Infection Associated With Psychiatric Symptoms and Skin Lesions
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A new study has found additional instances of Bartonella infection in humans who exhibited neuropsychiatric symptoms, a subset of whom also had skin lesions.

Released: 7-Dec-2020 10:55 AM EST
What Makes COVID Misinformation So Tough to Stop on Social Media
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A recent study highlights two of the reasons that misinformation about COVID-19 is so difficult to tackle on social media: most people think they’re above average at spotting misinformation; and misinformation often triggers negative emotions that resonate with people.

Released: 1-Dec-2020 1:00 PM EST
Tackling Ethics Concerns Regarding Use of ‘Carebots’ to Assist Older Adults
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A new analysis assesses how emerging artificial intelligence technologies can help older adults preserve their autonomy, and addresses ethical concerns that have been raised about the use of AI in so-called “carebots.”

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Released: 17-Nov-2020 1:15 PM EST
Study finds some sport fish are caught repeatedly - which may throw off population count
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A new study reports that, for several species of oceanic sport fish, individual fish that are caught, released and recaught are more likely to be caught again than scientists anticipated. The findings raise some interesting questions for policy makers tasked with preserving sustainable fisheries.

Released: 12-Nov-2020 10:20 AM EST
In Mice, Cadmium Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Obesity, Metabolic Issues in Adult Female Offspring
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In a mouse study aimed at modeling human exposure to the toxic metal cadmium, researchers found that female offspring of mice exposed to cadmium during pregnancy became obese in adulthood, developed fatty livers and could not process glucose normally. Male offspring were not affected in the same way.

Released: 12-Nov-2020 8:55 AM EST
The Strategic Stockpile Failed; Experts Propose New Approach to Emergency Preparedness
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A panel of academic and military experts is calling for a more dynamic, flexible approach to emergency preparedness at the national level.

Released: 10-Nov-2020 2:45 PM EST
Researchers identify new Rickettsia species in dogs
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Researchers at North Carolina State University have identified a new species of Rickettsia bacteria that may cause significant disease in dogs and humans.

Released: 9-Nov-2020 9:40 AM EST
New Software Focuses On Better Targeting Mental Health Resources
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Researchers have developed a prototype software system that aims to help policymakers and healthcare providers better address mental health challenges facing Hispanic populations across the United States.

Released: 15-Oct-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Ultrasound Technique Offers More Precise, Quantified Assessments of Lung Health
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Researchers have developed a technique that uses ultrasound to provide non-invasive assessments of pulmonary fibrosis and pulmonary edema. The technique has been shown to both quantify lung scarring and detect lung fluid in rats. A study on pulmonary edema in humans is under way.

Released: 12-Oct-2020 12:35 PM EDT
Proactive Steps Linked To Reduced Medical Costs, Hospital Visits for Children With Asthma
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A new study looking at data from tens of thousands of children with asthma finds that several widely available interventions are associated with both reduced medical costs and a reduced likelihood that the children will need to visit an emergency room or stay in the hospital.

Released: 1-Oct-2020 8:15 AM EDT
How (and Why) Steak-umm Became a Social Media Phenomenon During the Pandemic
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A new study outlines how a brand of frozen meat products took social media by storm – and what other brands can learn from the phenomenon.

Released: 22-Sep-2020 8:55 AM EDT
For Black Girls, Attitudes About Being Black Affect Risk of Depression
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A new study suggests that the messages Black girls hear at home about being Black, and about being Black women in particular, can increase or decrease their risk of exhibiting the symptoms of depression.

Released: 21-Sep-2020 8:55 AM EDT
‘Front of Package’ Nutrition Labels Improved Nutrition Quality
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A new study analyzing 16 years of data on tens of thousands of products finds that the adoption of nutrition data on “front of package” labels is associated with improved nutritional content of those foods and their competitors.

Released: 17-Sep-2020 3:00 PM EDT
Venus’ Ancient Layered, Folded Rocks Point to Volcanic Origin
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An international team of researchers has found that some of the oldest terrain on Venus, known as tesserae, have layering that seems consistent with volcanic activity. The finding could provide insights into the enigmatic planet’s geological history.

Released: 16-Sep-2020 1:10 PM EDT
Researchers Discover New Photoactivation Mechanism for Polymer Production
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Researchers have demonstrated a way to use low-energy, visible light to produce polymer gel objects from pure monomer solutions. The work sheds further light on the ways in which low energy photons can combine to produce high energy excited states.

Released: 15-Sep-2020 5:55 PM EDT
Study suggests financial holdings influenced key votes for house lawmakers
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A recent study found strong associations between the financial holdings of legislators in the U.S. House of Representatives and how those lawmakers voted on key financial legislation.

Released: 15-Sep-2020 8:20 AM EDT
Study Suggests Financial Holdings Influenced Key Votes For House Lawmakers
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A recent study found strong associations between the financial holdings of legislators in the U.S. House of Representatives and how those lawmakers voted on key financial legislation.

Released: 9-Sep-2020 9:55 AM EDT
As Collegiate Esports Become More Professional, Women Are Being Left Out
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A new study finds the rapidly growing field of collegiate esports is effectively becoming a two-tiered system, with club-level programs that are often supportive of gender diversity being clearly distinct from well-funded varsity programs that are dominated by men.

Released: 8-Sep-2020 8:30 AM EDT
Study Highlights Ties Between Racism and Activism in Black Youth
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A new study finds that experiences with racism are associated with increased social consciousness and social justice activism in Black youth.

Released: 18-Aug-2020 9:20 AM EDT
Study Debunks Robocall Myths, Lays Groundwork For Stopping Them
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New research finds that the number of robocalls isn’t going up, and that answering a robocall doesn’t make you more likely to get additional robocalls. However, stories you’ve heard about individuals getting hundreds of back-to-back unsolicited calls? Those are true.

Released: 13-Aug-2020 10:40 AM EDT
Researchers Demonstrate Fundamentally New Approach to Ultrasound Imaging
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Researchers have demonstrated a new technique for creating ultrasound images. The new approach is substantially simpler than existing techniques and could significantly drive down technology costs.

Released: 10-Aug-2020 10:00 AM EDT
Knowledge is Power: Learning More About COVID-19 Can Reduce Your Pandemic Stress
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A new study finds that the more people know about COVID-19, the less pandemic-related stress they have. The study also found that making plans to reduce stress was also effective for older adults – but not for adults in their 40s or younger.

Released: 5-Aug-2020 3:35 PM EDT
To bond with nature, kids need solitary activities outdoors
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A new study found solitary activities like fishing, hunting or exploring outside are key to building strong bonds between children and nature. Activities like these encourage children to both enjoy being outside and to feel comfortable there.

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