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ASTRO supports US Nuclear Regulatory Commission final rule

(American Society for Radiation Oncology) The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) applauds the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission for yesterday's announcement of a final rule that updates the definition of medical events for permanent implant brachytherapy and protects patients' access to this treatment.

Can Twitter aid disaster response? New IST research examines how

(Penn State) With over 500 million tweets sent every single day, new research from the Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) is investigating innovative ways to use that data to help communities respond during unexpected catastrophes.

Flexibility at work key to helping women maintain careers after childbirth

(University of Kent) Flexibility in the workplace is the key to helping women maintain their career trajectory after childbirth, new research by the University of Kent has shown.

New study rebuts the claim that antidepressants do not work

(University of Gothenburg) A theory that has gained considerable attention in international media, including Newsweek and the CBS broadcast 60 minutes, suggest that antidepressant drugs, such as the SSRIs, do not exert any actual antidepressant effect. A research group at the Sahlgrenska Academy has now analyzed data from clinical trials and can rebut this theory.

Archaeologists uncover ancient trading network in Vietnam

(Australian National University) A team of archaeologists from The Australian National University has uncovered a vast trading network which operated in Vietnam from around 4,500 years ago up until around 3,000 years ago.

Schoolchildren who use e-cigarettes are more likely to try tobacco

(University of Leeds) New research suggests that teenagers who had tried an e-cigarette were almost four times more likely to start smoking a conventional cigarette within a year, when compared to classmates who had not.

Study shows cigarette makers shifted stance on nicotine patches, gum

(University of California - San Francisco) A new study conducted by scientists at UC San Francisco reports that tobacco companies have known for decades that, without counseling, NRT hardly ever works, and that consumers often use it to complement smoking. Show More Summary

Higher rural suicide rates driven by use of guns

(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) Suicide rates in rural areas of Maryland are 35-percent higher than in the state's urban settings, a disparity that can be attributed to the significantly greater use of firearms in rural settings, according to new research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

UMass Amherst computer scientists offer new techniques to measure social bias in software

(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) Brun says, "Unchecked, biases in data and software run the risk of perpetuating biases in society. For example, prior work has demonstrated that racial bias exists in online advertising delivery...Show More Summary

New study challenges long-accepted views on human-autonomy interaction

(U.S. Army Research Laboratory) A team of Army scientists and engineers have challenged long-held views in the area of human-autonomy interaction to change the way science involves people, especially in developing advanced technical systems that involve artificial intelligence and autonomy.

Older users like to snoop on Facebook, but worried others might snoop on them

(Penn State) Older adults are drawn to Facebook so they can check out pictures and updates from family and friends, but may resist using the site because they are worried about who will see their own content, according to a team of researchers.

Should I stay or should I leave?

(University of Utah) Knowing whether to stay in or leave a romantic relationship is often an agonizing experience and that ambivalence can have negative consequences for health and well-being.Now a new study offers insights into what...Show More Summary

How we recall the past

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Neuroscientists who study memory have long believed that when we recall an event, our brains turn on the same hippocampal circuit that was activated when the memory was originally formed. However,...Show More Summary

Researchers show how particular fear memories can be erased

(University of California - Riverside) Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have devised a method to selectively erase particular fear memories by weakening the connections between neurons involved in forming these memories. Show More Summary

Mind flex

(Harvard Medical School) The human brain has a region of cells responsible for linking sensory cues to actions and behaviors and cataloging the link as a memory. Cells that form these links have been deemed highly stable and fixed.Now,...Show More Summary

No direct flights for memory retrieval

(RIKEN) According to new research from the RIKEN-MIT Center for Neural Circuit Genetics, experiencing something and remembering it later is not a neural 'direct flight.' The pathway in the brain's hippocampus that underlies long-term...Show More Summary

When Russian teenagers start drinking

(National Research University Higher School of Economics) High school students intending to pursue vocational education consume alcohol more often than their peers who are planning to go to universities. These findings come from a survey...Show More Summary

College freshmen who weighed themselves daily lost body fat

(Drexel University) The study found that female college-aged students who reported at least one period of daily self-weighing over a two-year study saw a drop in their body mass index.

Gender norms are still important for women's choice of college major

(Springer) Traditional cultural norms about gendered roles and femininity still matter for women's choice of college major, says Ann Beutel of the University of Oklahoma in the US. Beutel and her colleagues published a study in Springer's...Show More Summary

Kids learn moral lessons more effectively from stories with humans than human-like animals

(University of Toronto) A study by researchers at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto found that four to 6-year-olds shared more after listening to books with human characters than books with anthropomorphic (human-like) animals.

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