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A self-healing structural color hydrogel inspired by nature

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers at Southeast University in China has developed a self-healing structural hydrogel with a wide variety of applications. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the group describes their hydrogel and how it was inspired by healing they observed in animals.

People perceive attractive scientists as more interesting but less able, studies show

(University of Cambridge) A new study published today in Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) from researchers at the University of Cambridge and the University of Essex suggests that when it comes to judging scientists,...Show More Summary

New report recommends priority actions to achieve global health security

(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine identifies global health priorities in light of current and emerging challenges and makes 14Show More Summary

BIDMC Scientist Barbara B. Kahn, MD, Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's (BIDMC) Barbara B. Kahn, MD, an international leader in the field of diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism, has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences (NAS).

Reversing pest resistance to biotech cotton: The secret is in the mix

Insect pests that are rapidly adapting to genetically engineered crops threaten agriculture worldwide. A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals the success of a surprising strategy for countering...Show More Summary

Contours of the Field: Dual Language Learners and Academic Language

Note: this is the third in a series of posts explaining the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s (NASEM) recent report on the education of dual language learners (DLLs) and English Learners (ELs), Promoting the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English: Promising Futures. Show More Summary

UC San Diego School of Medicine's Christopher Glass Joins National Academy of Sciences

The U.S. National Academy of Sciences announced today the membership election of Christopher K. Glass, MD, PhD, professor in the Departments of Medicine and Cellular and Molecular Medicine at University of California San Diego School of Medicine.

National Academy of Sciences members and foreign associates elected

(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) The National Academy of Sciences announced today the election of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in...Show More Summary

Report identifies grand challenges to better prepare for volcanic eruptions

Despite broad understanding of volcanoes, our ability to predict the timing, duration, type, size, and consequences of volcanic eruptions is limited, says a new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine....Show More Summary

Report identifies grand challenges to better prepare for volcanic eruptions

(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) Despite broad understanding of volcanoes, our ability to predict the timing, duration, type, size, and consequences of volcanic eruptions is limited, says a new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Show More Summary

Bizarre Giant Shipworms Discovered Living in Philippines

It was a very mysterious organism. That understatement was made by Dan Distel of Northeastern University’s marine science center and co-author of the new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences about the discovery of five-foot-long giant shipworms that had not been...

Understanding decisions: The power of combining psychology and economics

(Carnegie Mellon University) A new paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows how collaborations between psychologists and economists lead to better understanding of such decisions than either discipline can on its own.

Dr. Beverly Davidson elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) Beverly L. Davidson, Ph.D., a nationally prominent researcher at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, has been elected to the 2017 class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The Academy is one of the nation's oldest learned societies and independent policy research centers.

Dr. Beverly Davidson Elected to the National Academy of Arts and Sciences

Beverly L. Davidson, PhD, a nationally prominent researcher at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, has been elected to the 2017 class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The Academy is one of the nation's oldest learned societies and independent policy research centers.

Scientific Research Suffers As Funding Falls

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The process isn't broken but faces challenges to integrity, a report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine indicates.

Human cognitive map scales according to surroundings

(University of Texas at Austin) A new study published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences refines our understanding of a human skill -- the ability to instantaneously assess a new environment and get oriented thanks to visual cues.

New report on how to improve speed, effectiveness of clinical trials during an epidemic

(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) Mobilization of a rapid and robust clinical research program that explores whether investigational therapeutics and vaccines are safe and effective to combat the next infectious...Show More Summary

Researchers develop predictive model measuring nitrous oxide emissions in streams, rivers

(University of Notre Dame) Jennifer Tank, Galla Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences co-authored new research published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Researchers develop predictive model measuring nitrous oxide emissions in streams and rivers

When it comes to greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide tends to steal the spotlight—but new research in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) reveals how scientists have developed a new, predictive tool to estimate nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions from rivers and streams around the world. Show More Summary

Scientists develop platform to investigate therapeutic nanomaterials

Northwestern Medicine scientists have developed a novel testing platform to assess, in real time, the efficacy of nanomaterials in regulating gene expression. The findings, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could help to facilitate preclinical investigations and optimize nanotherapeutics for cancers before they reach clinical trials.

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