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University of Maryland orthopaedic surgeons to receive international research award

(University of Maryland Medical Center) A research team led by Mohit N. Gilotra, MD, assistant professor of orthopaedics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM), will receive the prestigious 2018 Charles S. Neer Award...Show More Summary

What leads certain people to seek vengeance? Sadism, according to a new VCU-led study

(Virginia Commonwealth University) People who enjoy hurting others and seeing them in pain are more likely to seek revenge against those who have wronged them, according to a new study led by a Virginia Commonwealth University psychology...Show More Summary

Nutrition may play a key role in early psychosis treatment: New research

(NICM, Western Sydney University) Early psychosis is associated with nutritional deficiencies, new research from Australia has found, potentially presenting new avenues for improving health among the millions of people affected worldwide. Show More Summary

MDI Biological Laboratory scientist receives grant to study aging

(Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory) The MDI Biological Laboratory has announced that Aric Rogers, Ph.D., has received a grant of $455,000 over two years from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), one of the institutes of the National Institutes of Health, for research on the cellular mechanisms governing longevity. Show More Summary

People with disabilities more likely to be arrested

(Cornell University) People with disabilities face all sorts of discrimination every day. New Cornell University research suggests they may also face it while interacting with the police.

Mindfulness training and therapy can reverse jail time's negative psychological effects

(University of Pennsylvania) Just four months in prison can negatively affects a person's cognitive abilities and impulse control, according to findings from two University of Pennsylvania researchers. The good news is that a combination of mindfulness training and cognitive behavioral therapy can help undo some of jail time's undesirable consequences.

New in the Hastings Center report, November-December 2017

(The Hastings Center) Standard-of-care sprawl and clinician self-interest, health implications of ending DACA, questions about CAR-T gene therapy, and more in the (November-December 2017 issue.

Cigarette smokers are 10 times more likely to be daily marijuana users

(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) Daily marijuana use has been on the rise over the past decade. Now, a new study found that cigarette smokers are 10 times more likely to use marijuana on a daily basis. Marijuana...Show More Summary

Speaking up against bigotry can reduce bad behavior

(Rutgers University) If you're sitting around the holiday table and one of your curmudgeonly uncles says something unintentionally bigoted, your inclination may be to ask for more mashed potatoes and get on with the feast. But Rutgers University-New Brunswick researchers say that might be a mistake.

Global longitudinal study confirms obesity increases dementia risk

(University College London) People who have a high body mass index (BMI) are more likely to develop dementia than those with a normal weight, according to a new UCL-led study.

Study reads between the lines in children's vocabulary differences

(University of Texas at Dallas) A new study from the Callier Center for Communication Disorders at The University of Texas at Dallas found that differences in vocabulary growth among grade school children of different socioeconomic statuses are likely related to differences in the process of word learning.

Researchers report altered brain functional connectivity in autism spectrum disorder

(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A new study in adolescent and young adult males with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) showed significant differences in the functional architecture and interactivity of the default mode...Show More Summary

'Manuel des francophonies' published by De Gruyter

(De Gruyter Open) The work is a 'multidimensional typology' of francophonies worldwide, which aims at becoming a reference work for specialists of French, Variation and Comparative Linguistics, but also for teachers of French as a Foreign Language as well as language planners.

Length of stay in neonatal ICU can affect behavior of premature babies

(Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo) Research by Brazilian scientists shows that emotional development of children born preterm should be evaluated as much as physical growth and motor skills. In article published at Early Human Development, authors emphasizes the need to constant developing neonatal ICU installations and equipments.

Recurring nightmares could reflect your daily frustrations

(Springer) People who are frustrated because their basic psychological needs for autonomy, relatedness and feeling competent are not met are more likely to have a recurring bad dream and to analyze their dreams negatively. This is according...Show More Summary

Annual lecture sees launch of first-ever book on Speaker of the House J.H. Whitley

(University of Huddersfield) Halifax-man John Henry Whitley was the House of Commons Speaker from 1921-1928 and is most remembered for creating the Whitley Councils.

Dancing Zumba for five weeks improves the emotional health of inactive university workers

(University of Granada) Scientists from the University of Granada have proven that a five-week exercise program based on the famous Zumba Fitness® discipline improves the quality of life of inactive university workers.

When Social Class Chooses Your College Major

Originally Posted at Discoveries Many different factors go into deciding your college major — your school, your skills, and your social network can all influence what field of study you choose. This is an important decision, as social scientists have shown it has consequences well into the life course — not only do college majors vary […]

Joan — An Old Name For a Young Pelvis

November 30, 2017 Posted by Jay Livingston What to name a mechanical vagina? It’s not a question most of us have to deal with on a daily basis. Or ever. But then, most of us are not trying to learn how to insert an IUD. For her Vox podast...Show More Summary

brooke harrington has committed no crime

It is very unfortunate that an American sociologist working in Denmark, Brooke Harrington, has become entangled in immigration law. She is being charged with a criminal violation for giving lectures within Denmark. From Inside Higher Education: Harrington’s research is controversial in that it deals with tax loopholes and offshore accounts of kind documented in the […]

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