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Economics - Administration - 24.08.2010
Smeal ranks No. 7 in real estate research, study finds
University Park, Pa. The real estate department at the Penn State Smeal College of Business is ranked seventh in the world in research productivity and a Smeal faculty member ranks sixth, according to an academic study forthcoming in The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics. Jang C. Jin of the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Eden S. H.

Physics - Administration - 29.07.2010
Graphene exhibits bizarre new behavior well-suited to electronic devices
Graphene exhibits bizarre new behavior well-suited to electronic devices
BERKELEY — Graphene, a sheet of pure carbon heralded as a possible replacement for silicon-based semiconductors, has been found to have a unique and amazing property that could make it even more suitable for future electronic devices. Physicists at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) have found that when graphene is stretched in a specific way it sprouts nanobubbles in which electrons behave in a bizarre way, as if they are moving in a strong magnetic field.

Health - Administration - 28.07.2010
Healthcare competition saves lives
Healthcare competition saves lives
Competition among hospitals saves patients? lives and decreases their overall length of stay in hospital, according to a new study involving researchers from the University of Bristol, who found there was no corresponding increase in overall expenditure. English NHS hospitals located in areas where patients have more choice had lower death rates and shorter patient stays than hospitals in less competitive areas.

Health - Administration - 27.07.2010
Positive change in menopausal experience
AUSTIN, Texas — White women are becoming more optimistic about menopause, with many seeing it as an opportunity to rethink their lives and redefine themselves, a new University of Texas at Austin national study shows. This is just one of the positive changes in the way women across different ethnic groups are experiencing the change of life, the School of Nursing research found.

Health - Administration - 20.07.2010
Breakthrough Study Offers Promising New Way for Women to Avoid Infection With HIV/AIDS
Breakthrough Study Offers a Promising New Way for Women to Avoid Infection with HIV/AIDS Large-scale study shows that use of an anti-viral gel before and after sex greatly reduces the risk of HIV infection and infection with herpes virus Preventing the transmission of HIV/AIDS has been an elusive goal for researchers.

Health - Administration - 19.07.2010
Radiation Device Allows for Targeted Breast Radiation to Control Cancer
By Karen Shea A new study of breast cancer patients at the Moores UCSD Cancer Center and the Arizona Oncology Services shows that after almost two years, the radiation given with the Strut-Adjusted Volume Implant (SAVI ; ) controls the rate of cancer and may reduce the complications seen with alternate types of brachytherapy.

Physics - Administration - 12.07.2010
Origin of Key Cosmic Explosions Still a Mystery
Origin of Key Cosmic Explosions Still a Mystery
Cambridge, MA - When a star explodes as a supernova, it shines so brightly that it can be seen from millions of light-years away. One particular supernova variety - Type Ia - brightens and dims so predictably that astronomers use them to measure the universe's expansion. The resulting discovery of dark energy and the accelerating universe rewrote our understanding of the cosmos.

Health - Administration - 10.06.2010
Hospital study shows increased mortality rate at the weekend compared to during the week
Hospital study shows increased mortality rate at the weekend compared to during the week
Researchers say higher than expected mortality rates may be linked to a decrease in the availability of senior hospital staff at the weekend - News Release For Immediate Release Friday 11 June 2010 People admitted to English hospitals in an emergency at the weekend have, on average, a seven percent higher mortality rate than people admitted between Monday and Friday, according to research published in the journal Quality & Safety in Health Care this week.

Life Sciences - Administration - 10.06.2010
Geneticists Identify New Targets in Autism
Geneticists Identify New Targets in Autism
June 11, 2010 — University of Miami Miller School genetic researchers teamed up with 72 centers to discover new genetic targets for autism in the second phase of a collaborative study known as the Autism Genome Project (AGP). UM's John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics (HIHG) is part of the AGP, an international autism genetics research consortium co-funded by Autism Speaks, the world's largest autism science and advocacy organization, and an international public-private partnership.

Economics - Administration - 25.05.2010
IGS goes Web 2.0 with information resource on state propositions
IGS has collaborated to produce California Choices, a resource guide providing a wealth of data and an online tool allowing voters to share their positions on ballot items. BERKELEY — The University of California, Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS) is taking a decidedly Web 2.0 tack to help voters sort through the facts, fiction and political posturing around five propositions on the state's June 8 primary election ballot.

Health - Administration - 28.04.2010
Causes of death in AIDS patients
Causes of death in AIDS patients
New research shows that Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) continues to dramatically reduce rates of mortality from HIV infection in high-income countries, such that non-AIDS-related deaths exceed AIDS deaths after approximately four years of taking ART. The study, by researchers from the University of Bristol and a large group of international collaborators, examined data from the Antiretroviral Therapy Cohort Collaboration (ART-CC) which involved nearly 40,000 patients who started ART between 1996 and 2006 in Europe and North America.

Health - Administration - 13.04.2010
Stem Cell Myth Buster
Stem Cell Myth Buster
Stem Cell Myth Buster Research pioneer uses ‘Stem Cell for Dummies’ book to dispel misconceptions about stem cell research Watch a video of Larry Goldstein discussing his new book, "Stem Cells for Dummies" in which he seeks to dispel myths about stem cell research. Working on stem cell research is a lot like standing on a beach looking at an undiscovered continent: you can see mountain ranges, forests and rivers in the distance; you know great resources are awaiting on the horizon.

Administration - 25.03.2010
£5 billion a year for infrastructure and affordable housing comes from private developers
Researchers from the University of Sheffield have found that private developers have agreed to fund £5 billion of England´s local capital infrastructure, including roads, schools and new affordable housing in England. The research, which was commissioned by the Department of Communities & Local Government (CLG) and published today by CLG, shows planning obligations have led to the very substantial investments by developers.

Health - Administration - 23.03.2010
Improving health and lives for people with learning disabilities
Improving health and lives for people with learning disabilities
It is well known that people with learning disabilities have poorer health and die younger than other people. An investigation into the standards of care for people with learning disabilities was announced today [Tuesday 23 March] by the Department of Health . The Confidential Inquiry will find out what can be changed to improve the health of people with learning disabilities to enable them to live longer.

Physics - Administration - 22.03.2010
Helium rain on Jupiter explains lack of neon in atmosphere
A slice through the interior of Jupiter shows the top layers that are depleted of helium and neon, the thin layer where helium drops condense and fall, and the deep interior where helium and neon again mix with metallic hydrogen. Burkhard Militzer graphic) On Jupiter, however, UC Berkeley scientists claim that helium rain is the best way to explain the scarcity of neon in the outer layers of the planet, the solar system's largest.

Health - Administration - 04.03.2010
Women's support groups improve newborn survival rates
Women’s support groups improve newborn survival rates
Women's community groups have had a dramatic effect on reducing neonatal mortality rates in some of the poorest areas on India, according to new UCL research. The study, published today in The Lancet , reports that the groups provide a cost-effective intervention with added benefits such as reducing significantly maternal depression and improving decision-making amongst the women.

Health - Administration - 03.03.2010
Project set to improve communication of stroke survivors
Stroke survivors in South Yorkshire are set to benefit from a unique project being launched by the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, which will aim to improve their communication skills. The CACTUS Project will assess whether people can improve their communication skills, regardless of the time since their stroke.

Health - Administration - 03.03.2010
Combination of Herceptin, Tykerb effective against certain gastric cancers, study finds
A combination of two targeted therapies already shown to be effective in breast cancer has been found to pack an effective one-two punch against a subset of gastric cancers with a specific genetic mutation, according to a study by UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. The drugs Herceptin and Tykerb, when given together, proved to significantly inhibit tumor growth in gastric cancers with amplified levels of HER2, a mutation that results in an aggressive form of the disease, causing the cancers to grow and spread faster.

Economics - Administration - 16.02.2010
R&D expenditures by enterprises: sharp rise
R&D expenditures by enterprises: sharp rise
Private enterprises spent almost CHF 12 billion on research and development activities (R&D) they conducted in Switzerland in 2008.

Health - Administration - 10.02.2010
Hospital-based initiative helps close age-related gaps in care for stroke patients
Gaps in care and outcomes between older and younger ischemic stroke patients are diminishing as hospitals improve adherence to treatments outlined in the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With the Guidelines-Stroke initiative, according to a new UCLA study. The study was published online Feb.