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Internet use reduces study skills in university students

Swansea University

Research conducted at Swansea University and the University of Milan has shown that students who use digital technology excessively are less motivated to engage with their studies, and are more anxious about tests.

Channels: Addiction, Apps, Education, Internet Trends, Mental Health, Psychology and Psychiatry, Technology, All Journal News,

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17-Jan-2020 10:55 AM EST
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New Penguin Colony Discovered in Argentina

Wildlife Conservation Society

Just in time for Penguin Awareness Day on January 20th, WCS researchers announced the discovery of a new colony of Magellanic penguins (Spheniscus magellanicus) on a remote island in Argentina.

Channels: Environmental Science, Nature, Wildlife, Wildfires,

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16-Jan-2020 4:05 PM EST
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Mercy Health Services President & CEO Thomas R. Mullen Announces Pending Retirement

Mercy Medical Center

After 28 years of successful service, Mercy Health Services President & CEO Thomas R. Mullen has announced his plans to retire as President & CEO effective July 2020.

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16-Jan-2020 2:05 PM EST
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Mosquitoes Engineered to Repel Dengue Virus

University of California San Diego

An international team of scientists has synthetically engineered mosquitoes that halt the transmission of the dengue virus. The development marks the first engineered approach in mosquitoes that targets the four known types of dengue, improving upon previous designs that addressed single strains.

Channels: Children's Health, Engineering, Immunology, Zika Virus, Southeast Asia News, PLOS ONE, All Journal News,

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13-Jan-2020 2:55 PM EST
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Special delivery: McMaster physicists design ‘super-human’ red blood cells to deliver drugs to specific targets within the body

McMaster University

A team of physicists from McMaster University has developed a process to modify red blood cells so they can be used to distribute drugs throughout the body, which could specifically target infections or treat catastrophic diseases such as cancer or Alzheimer’s.

Channels: All Journal News, Alzheimer's and Dementia, Blood, Cancer, Cell Biology, Pharmaceuticals,

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16-Jan-2020 8:05 AM EST
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How coworkers impact the value of your skills

Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government

In today's world, most workers are highly specialized, but this specialization can come at a cost - especially for those on the wrong team. New research by Harvard's Growth Lab uncovers the importance of teams and coworkers when it comes to one's productivity, earning potential, and stays of employment.

Channels: Business Ethics, Economics, In the Workplace, All Journal News,

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15-Jan-2020 11:20 AM EST
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Innovative mindset takes Iowa State student on the ride of his life

Iowa State University

Charlie Wickham loved roller coasters as a child – but he didn’t want to ride them. He finally hopped on one at 10 years old. Now a senior in mechanical engineering at Iowa State University, Wickham has ridden 250 roller coasters around the world, and his knack for designing rides and networking has given him a front-row seat to the amusement park industry.

Channels: Arts and Entertainment, Education, Engineering, Technology,

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14-Jan-2020 5:30 PM EST
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How to Break a Sweat, Without Causing Acne

American Academy of Dermatology

Those hitting the gym on account of their New Year’s resolutions are likely reaping the benefits, including improved overall health and mood. However, gymgoers may also find that their skin is breaking out more than usual, putting a damper on that post-workout glow. According to dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology, working out can cause excessive sweating, as well as a buildup of oil, dirt and bacteria on your skin — all of which can lead to acne. Despite this, people don’t have to quit exercising in order to see clearer skin. The key, say dermatologists, is to maintain proper hygiene before, during and after your workouts.

Channels: Dermatology, Exercise and Fitness,

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14-Jan-2020 10:30 AM EST
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Surprising Beauty Found in Bacterial Cultures

University of California San Diego

Researchers at University of California San Diego have discovered that when certain microbes pair up, stunning floral patterns emerge.

Channels: Cell Biology, Chemistry, Microbiome, Staff Picks, All Journal News, Grant Funded News,

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7-Jan-2020 1:20 PM EST
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