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A Replacement for Exercise?

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A protein called Sestrin might be responsible for many of the benefits of a good workout.

Channels: Aging, Ethics and Research Methods, Exercise and Fitness, Staff Picks, All Journal News,

13-Jan-2020 12:20 PM EST
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Special Issue of Educational Researcher Examines the Nature and Consequences of Null Findings in Education Research

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

A new special issue of AERA's peer reviewed journal Educational Researcher, titled “Randomized Controlled Trials Meet the Real World: The Nature and Consequences of Null Findings,” focuses on important questions raised by the prevalence of null findings—the absence of expected or measurable results—particularly in randomized control trials.

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17-Dec-2019 3:35 PM EST


Newswise: New Animal Model Shows Effective Treatment for Latent Tuberculosis

New Animal Model Shows Effective Treatment for Latent Tuberculosis

Texas Biomedical Research Institute

A major goal of tuberculosis (TB) research is to find a way to treat people with the latent (or inactive) form of the disease to keep them from developing symptomatic TB. A breakthrough study using a new animal model developed for this purpose showed a combination of two classes of antibiotics can wipe out this hidden threat.

Channels: All Journal News, Ethics and Research Methods, Infectious Diseases, Pharmaceuticals, Respiratory Diseases and Disorders, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Grant Funded News,

17-Dec-2019 11:05 AM EST
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    16-Dec-2019 6:30 PM EST

Spinning Inequality

Harvard Medical School

Analysis of more than 6 million clinical and life science papers shows articles with male lead authors are up to 21 percent more likely to use language that frames their research positively Papers that use positive framing, including words like “promising,” “novel” and “unique,” in headlines and abstracts are more likely to be cited by other authors than papers without positive framing Differences in the way men and women describe, discuss and convey their research could contribute to persistent gender gaps in pay and career advancement in life sciences and medicine This is the first large-scale study to quantify gender differences in linguistic framing in biomedical research

Channels: Ethics and Research Methods, Gender Issues, In the Workplace, All Journal News, Education, Staff Picks,

12-Dec-2019 10:35 AM EST
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NSF awards UIC $1.5M for new data science institute

University of Illinois at Chicago

A multi-disciplinary team of University of Illinois at Chicago researchers received a three-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to form a new data science institute.

Channels: Education, Engineering, Ethics and Research Methods, Mathematics,

16-Dec-2019 1:20 PM EST
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The Rapid Tissue Donation Program at Moffitt Cancer Center Offers a Feasible Approach to Improve Research

Moffitt Cancer Center

In an article published in Cancer Medicine, Moffitt Cancer Center scientists describe a community-based program called the Rapid Tissue Donation (RTD) protocol. It enables patients to consent to donating tumor tissue and blood samples for research purposes after their death. The samples provided by patients postmortem enable researchers to study the genetic and molecular makeup of primary and metastatic tumors after the patient failed treatment, and to compare those finding with what was known about the patient during earlier phases of their therapy.

Channels: Cancer, Ethics and Research Methods, Healthcare, All Journal News,

13-Dec-2019 10:00 AM EST

High School Student Publishes Scientific Paper with Assistance from Texas Tech Professor

Texas Tech University

David Weindorf collaborated with Florida teenager Julia Kagiliery to determine the sulfur content of lignite coal using portable X-ray fluorescence spectrometry and an optical color sensor.

Channels: All Journal News, Back to School, Education, Environmental Science, Ethics and Research Methods,

11-Dec-2019 11:05 AM EST
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Criteria for Clinical Trials Might Be Too Strict, Needlessly Excluding Patients

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Federal regulations may keep lung cancer patients out of clinical trials simply because these patients are on medications that might affect the electrical system of the heart.

Channels: Cancer, Ethics and Research Methods, Respiratory Diseases and Disorders, All Journal News,

10-Dec-2019 4:05 PM EST
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Society for Risk Analysis Announces 2019 Winners for Best Journal Papers and Best Research Posters

Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

The Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) is pleased to announce the winners for best papers in Risk Analysis: An International Journal and the best research posters for 2019. The editorial staff of Risk Analysis selected the 2019 Best Paper award winners. These papers made the most significant impacts on the theory or practice of risk analysis. Judges, as well as members of the society via popular vote, selected the poster winners during the meeting’s annual poster session the evening prior.

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10-Dec-2019 1:45 PM EST
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