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Medicine / Pharmacology - Careers / Employment - 18.06.2018
Babies are most likely to be born at 4am
Babies are most likely to be born at 4am
Just over half of all births following spontaneous onset of labour occur between 1am and 7am with a peak around 4 am, according to a new study involving UCL, City, University of London and the National Childbirth Trust (NCT).

Careers / Employment - Business / Economics - 18.06.2018
How emotions shape our work life
How emotions shape our work life
Jochen Menges, an expert in organisational behaviour, thinks that emotions matter profoundly for employee performance and behaviour. His studies bring nuance to our understanding of how employees wish to feel at work. A bit of emotion, a bit of up and down - that's what makes work meaningful Jochen Menges It is important for people to feel happy rather than miserable in their work - research shows that contented employees deliver better results after all.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Careers / Employment - 12.06.2018
Research suggests Robert Burns may have had bipolar disorder
Research suggests Robert Burns may have had bipolar disorder
Researchers at the University of Glasgow suggest Robert Burns may have had bipolar disorder, according to a paper published in The Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. More than 800 letters and journals have helped the academics to analyse the mental state of Robert Burns. The project also looked beyond Scotland's national bard's correspondence to his relationships and day-to-day life in a bid to establish if he had a psychiatric disorder.

Careers / Employment - Business / Economics - 12.06.2018
All in a day's work
All in a day’s work
Researchers at the University of Cambridge are helping to understand the world of work - the good, the bad, the fair and the future. Here, Simon Deakin, Catherine Barnard and Brendan Burchell launch our month-long focus on some of these projects. Researchers do not initiate projects simply to overturn conventional wisdom, but this is often what they end up doing, simply because few of the ideas or practices which are 'taken for granted' in everyday discourse can safely withstand this type of scrutiny.

Innovation / Technology - Careers / Employment - 06.06.2018
New elementary particle evidence found, 'sterile neutrino' long suspected
New elementary particle evidence found, ’sterile neutrino’ long suspected
New research results have potentially identified a fourth type of neutrino, a "sterile neutrino" particle. Los Alamos experiment at Fermilab explores potential 'dark matter' link, confirms earlier experiment LOS ALAMOS, N.M., June 6, 2018-New research results have potentially identified a fourth type of neutrino, a "sterile neutrino” particle.

Life Sciences - Careers / Employment - 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 / Materials Science - Careers / Employment - 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.

Business / Economics - Careers / Employment - 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.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Careers / Employment - 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.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Careers / Employment - 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.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Careers / Employment - 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.

Life Sciences - Careers / Employment - 14.05.2018
Spoilt for choice? How neuroscience can explain your attitude toward freedom of choice
Spoilt for choice? How neuroscience can explain your attitude toward freedom of choice
Being spoilt for choice can be a burden or a blessing: People value their freedom of choice differently. Whereas some people happily let others make decisions for them, others might rebel against restrictions of their freedom of choice. Scientists from the University of Bern have now been able to explain the individual attitude toward freedom of choice based on brain activations.

Innovation / Technology - Careers / Employment - 24.04.2018

Careers / Employment - Administration / Government - 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 / Government - Careers / Employment - 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).

Careers / Employment - 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.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Careers / Employment - 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.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Careers / Employment - 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.

Careers / Employment - Innovation / Technology - 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.
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