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Life Sciences - Career - 28.05.2018
Mongooses remember and reward helpful friends
Mongooses remember and reward helpful friends
Dwarf mongooses remember previous cooperative acts by their groupmates and reward them later, according to new work by University of Bristol researchers, published today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. Market trade was once considered the domain of humans but the exchange of goods and services is now widely recognised in other animals.

Physics - Career - 28.05.2018
Graphene Layered with Magnetic Materials Could Drive Ultrathin Spintronics
Graphene Layered with Magnetic Materials Could Drive Ultrathin Spintronics
Measurements at Berkeley Lab's Molecular Foundry reveal exotic spin properties that could lead to new form of data storage Researchers working at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) coupled graphene, a monolayer form of carbon, with thin layers of magnetic materials like cobalt and nickel to produce exotic behavior in electrons that could be useful for next-generation computing applications.

Economics / Business - Career - 24.05.2018
Improved financial regulation deters misconduct, study finds
Improved regulation has deterred a greater amount of financial misconduct in the UK since the global financial crisis, according to new research published today. Researchers at UEA, Bangor University, and the Universities of Warwick and Otago conducted an analysis differentiating between detection and deterrence of financial misconduct during the period 2002-2016.

Health - Career - 17.05.2018
Six months of Herceptin could be as effective as 12 months for some women
For women with HER2 positive early-stage breast cancer taking Herceptin for six months could be as effective as 12 months in preventing relapse and death, and can reduce side effects, finds new research. We are confident that this will mark the first steps towards a reduction of Herceptin treatment to six months in many women with HER2-positive breast cancer.

Health - Career - 16.05.2018
Plug-and-play diagnostic devices
Plug-and-play diagnostic devices
Researchers at MIT's Little Devices Lab have developed a set of modular blocks that can be put together in different ways to produce diagnostic devices. These "plug-and-play" devices, which require little expertise to assemble, can test blood glucose levels in diabetic patients or detect viral infection, among other functions.

Health - Career - 14.05.2018
UCLA Geriatrics receives $13.6 million to evaluate approaches to dementia care
There are an estimated 5.5 million Americans living with Alzheimer's disease, the most common type of dementia. As that number grows over the next few decades, health care organizations will need to develop better ways to serve people with dementia and the family members who care for them. Various approaches have been taken to manage the care of those with dementia, but there is not a consensus on which ones are the most effective.

Innovation - Career - 02.05.2018
Low Self-Control Influences Smartphone Use
Low Self-Control Influences Smartphone Use
The wide use of smartphones in our working and private lives has led to an unprecedented level of networking between people. Aside from the possibilities that the smartphone offers, there are also side-effects such as distraction while driving or at work. Bern researchers now show that differences in personality in our capacity for self-control can explain whether people react immediately to smartphone signals.

Career - Administration - 28.03.2018
Stable scheduling increases sales and employee productivity, study finds
A study co-authored by Assoc. Prof. Susan Lambert demonstrates that stable schedules for sales associates results in increased sales and labor productivity. A new study co-authored by a UChicago scholar demonstrates that giving sales associates more stable schedules leads to increased sales and labor productivity.

Administration - Career - 28.03.2018
Scientists penalised by motherhood, shows research
Female academics with young children find it more difficult to access research funding and generate attention for their results than their male counterparts, according to a new study presented at the Royal Economic Society's Annual Conference (28 March 2018). Analysing the careers of 262 male and female scientists at the University of Turin over a ten-year period, the study shows that women receive less funding than their male peers and citation rates, where research is quoted in other academic work, drop for women with young children.

Career - 27.03.2018
Misconduct investigation
Misconduct investigation
The University of Queensland has zero tolerance for any behaviour that impinges on the rights of individuals or contravenes the University's values, and will investigate any allegations of misconduct regardless of who is involved. A detailed and complex investigation process ceased this month when a senior staff member resigned with immediate effect during an investigation into an allegation of sexual misconduct.

Health - Career - 27.03.2018
Tackling adherence to treatment on several fronts
Learning to become self-sufficient and responsible is part of life's journey through the teen and young adult years. Mistakes are often made, and lessons are learned. However, for young kidney-graft patients, any mistake or failure in keeping to their strict immunosuppressive therapy can lead to tragic results.

Health - Career - 23.03.2018
Workplace wellness programs yield positive effects for Canadian employees
Employee wellness programs in the workplace have been shown to work with some success in the United States, particularly when participation is tied to substantial incentives like a reduction in health insurance premiums for participating employees. In Canada, as a result of the publicly funded health care system, incentives for employers and their employees to participate in such programs are primarily focused on the goal of becoming healthier - and the programs are few and far between, despite evidence showing their effectiveness.

Career - Innovation - 16.03.2018
New model reveals forgotten influencers and ’sleeping beauties’ of science
Michael LaVitola, MBA'14, is the founder of Foxtrot, a food and alcohol delivery service that's received a venture investment from the UChicago Startup Investment Program.

Career - 08.03.2018
Autonomy in the workplace has positive effects on well-being and job satisfaction
New research into workplace culture has found that employees with higher levels of autonomy in their work reported positive effects on their overall well-being and higher levels of job satisfaction. Researchers at the University of Birmingham, Business School examined changes in reported well-being relative to levels of autonomy using two separate years of data for 20,000 employees from the Understanding Society survey.

Health - Career - 08.03.2018
Serious asthma attacks reduced by temporary quadrupling of steroid inhaler, study finds
Serious asthma attacks in adults can be reduced by a temporary but significant increase in the dose of inhaled steroids during severe episodes of asthma, according to a new UK-wide study led by experts at the University of Nottingham. Previous research at the University has found that doubling the dose of inhaled steroids during worsening asthma did not prevent the frequency of serious attacks, so this new NIHR-funded clinical trial was set up to see if quadrupling the dose had a more beneficial effect.

Health - Career - 07.03.2018
Sharp rise in heart disease patients with five or more other conditions
The proportion of people experiencing heart disease and stroke who have five or more other health conditions quadrupled between 2000 and 2014, and the rise was not driven by age, new research by The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford has found. The study, which could have significant implications for the way healthcare is provided, analysed data on over four million people in the UK.

History / Archeology - Career - 05.03.2018
Ancient Nubia (present-day Sudan) : In the footsteps of the Napata and Meroe kingdoms
Ancient Nubia (present-day Sudan) : In the footsteps of the Napata and Meroe kingdoms
The archaeological site of Sedeinga is located in Sudan, a hundred kilometers to the north of the third cataract of the Nile, on the river's western shore. Known especially for being home to the ruins of the Egyptian temple of Queen Tiye, the royal wife of Amenhotep III, the site also includes a large necropolis containing sepulchers dating from the kingdoms of Napata and Mereo (seventh century BCE–fourth century CE), a civilization 1 mixing local traditions and Egyptian influences.

Career - 27.02.2018
'Black Panther' success amplifies findings of UCLA's Hollywood Diversity Report
’Black Panther’ success amplifies findings of UCLA’s Hollywood Diversity Report
W ith its glowing reviews and box office success, "Black Panther" is a revelatory moment for the entertainment industry. The Marvel Studios film, with a script by African-American writers Joe Robert Cole and Ryan Coogler, directed by Coogler and featuring a gender-balanced cast of predominantly black actors, earned more than $260 million in the U.S. alone by five days after its release — and by then had earned more than $260 million more overseas.