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Careers/Employment - Administration/Government
20.10.2017
Inspiring remote communities a good career move for women scientists
Inspiring remote communities a good career move for women scientists
A program that engages rural Australian communities with science also boosts visibility and career development for women researchers, a University of Queensland-led study has found. The Catch a Rising Star: Women in Queensland Science program trained scientists in communication then flew them to nine regional and remote communities during National Science Week in 2016 and 2017, where they visited schools and community gathering centres such as libraries and pubs.
Administration/Government - Social Sciences
19.10.2017
Fathers with learning disabilities 'left out of support', study finds
Fathers with learning disabilities ’left out of support’, study finds
Fathers with learning disabilities are often let down by statutory services, which neglect to support them around parenting or focus only on mothers, a study has found. The research , undertaken by the University of Bristol's School for Policy Studies , drew on interviews with both fathers and adult social care practitioners.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
18.10.2017
National roll-out of PrEP HIV prevention drug would be cost-effective
National roll-out of PrEP HIV prevention drug would be cost-effective
Providing pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medication to men who have sex with men who are at high risk of HIV infection (equivalent to less than 5% of men who have sex with men at any point in time) in England would be cost-effective, and could help to prevent up to one in four cases of HIV, according to UCL research  The study, published in  The Lancet Infectious Diseases  journal today, finds that providing PrEP could become cost effective within 40 years of introduction, but timeframes may be even shorter if the cost of the drugs reduces as patents expire.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
17.10.2017
Refugees infuse up to $295M a year in southeast Michigan economy
Global Detroit, U-M release study of last 10 years of refugee resettlement in the region ANN ARBOR-Every year, refugees to southeast Michigan contribute up to $295 million to the region's economy, ac
Politics - Administration/Government
17.10.2017
Is the municipal electoral system in need of reform?
As voters in Alberta and Quebec head to the polls, and a year before municipal elections in Ontario and through much of the rest of the country, a new paper looks at the potential for electoral refor
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
16.10.2017
One in five witness someone collapse who requires CPR but the majority do not act
An estimated one in five adults in the UK witness someone collapse who needs immediate CPR, yet the majority of people do not act, according to new research funded by the British Heart Foundation (1) and led by Warwick Medical School.
Physics/Materials Science - Administration/Government
16.10.2017
Links between civil and military nuclear in UK
Links between civil and military nuclear in UK
Research shows links between civil and military nuclear in UK Major attention is being given to research by Prof Andy Stirling and Dr Phil Johnstone , of the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), which shows there is a link between the UK's military submarine-related nuclear activities and civil new build agendas.
Administration/Government - Religions
15.10.2017
Some basic truths and ways to think about ’free speech’
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Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
13.10.2017
New collaboration to tackle superbugs
A new Oxford University collaboration will support understanding and action around the spread of superbugs, that do not respond to drugs such as antibiotics. A new Oxford University collaboration will support understanding and action around one of the world's biggest health threats, drug-resistant infections.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
12.10.2017
Environment/Sustainable Development - Administration/Government
12.10.2017
World’s leading universities partner with BHP to tackle CO2 emissions
The Peter Cook Centre for CCS Research at the University of Melbourne is leading a global research partnership with other eminent institutions and BHP as a sponsor to support the long-term storage of carbon dioxide in geological reservoirs.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
12.10.2017
A Global Pain Crisis
A major Lancet Commission report, a three-year project headed by UM's Professor Felicia Knaul and co-authored by President Julio Frenk, finds almost 26 million people die suffering, most without a 3-cent morphine tablet that could alleviate their pain.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
11.10.2017
Leading causes of 'avoidable blindness' identified as cases set to increase
Leading causes of 'avoidable blindness’ identified as cases set to increase
Global blindness is set to increase by 2020 due to the prevalence of refractive errors, glaucoma and cataracts, according to a new report. The study shows that decades of declining rates of ‘avoidable blindness' are plateauing, and are projected to start increasing between 2015 and 2020. Causes of avoidable blindness include cataracts, glaucoma and refractive errors - shortand long-sightedness and astigmatism.
Careers/Employment - Administration/Government
11.10.2017
Government apprenticeship schemes are ’fragile’, according to new research | University of Oxford
Apprenticeships remain a relatively fragile mode of vocational education, despite growing political interest internationally, according to new Oxford University research.
Administration/Government - Careers/Employment
11.10.2017
In Seattle, cost of meeting basic needs up $30,000 in a decade
A Seattle family of four must bring in $75,000 annually to pay for basic housing, food, transportation and health and child care - an increase of 62 percent since 2006, based on a new report from the University of Washington.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
11.10.2017
Million-dollar boost for groundbreaking maternity program
Million-dollar boost for groundbreaking maternity program
A maternity program designed to achieve better health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their babies has received a $1.1 million grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).
Environment/Sustainable Development - Administration/Government
11.10.2017
UQ hits sustainability milestones
UQ hits sustainability milestones
Enough solar energy to power 1592 average homes was produced by The University of Queensland last year, and UQ has decreased its power consumption by 10 per cent since 2013.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
10.10.2017
Cancer expert teams up with Liz Hurley for worldwide campaign
Cancer expert teams up with Liz Hurley for worldwide campaign
Cancer expert teams up with Liz Hurley for worldwide campaign A leading cancer expert will join actress and model Liz Hurley in promoting the 25 th anniversary of a worldwide breast cancer campaign.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
10.10.2017
Administration/Government - Environment/Sustainable Development
10.10.2017
Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium (TIPC) extended to five-year programme
Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium (TIPC) extended to five-year programme
Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium (TIPC) extended to five-year programme Following its successful pilot year, a major international initiative based at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) is to be extended to a 5-year programme.
Law/Forensics - Administration/Government
10.10.2017
It’s Time for an Independent Crime Lab in Austin
The Austin Police Department's recent announcement that it plans to hire a bona fide scientist to run its crime lab is welcome news.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
09.10.2017
Indian government needs to do more to tackle unapproved antibiotics
Indian government needs to do more to tackle unapproved antibiotics
In India, the sale of antibiotics requiring the tightest control and regulation is rising the fastest, according to an analysis by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Newcastle University.
Administration/Government - Computer Science/Telecom
09.10.2017
University of Melbourne to issue recipient-owned blockchain records
The University of Melbourne has become the first university in the Asia-Pacific region to issue recipient-owned credentials on the blockchain.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
06.10.2017
FDA approves Roche cobas Zika as first commercially-available donor screening test for Zika virus
FDA approves Roche cobas Zika as first commercially-available donor screening test for Zika virus Zika virus infection is linked to neurological complications in adults, and brain defects in fetuses
Environment/Sustainable Development - Administration/Government
06.10.2017
Instrument of ratification deposited: Paris climate agreement to enter into force for Switzerland on 5 November 2017
Bern, 06.10.2017 - Switzerland deposited its instrument of ratification in New York on 6 October 2017, making it an official party to the Paris Agreement.
Physics/Materials Science - Administration/Government
06.10.2017
At 90, William Perry is driven by vision of a nuclear-free world
At 90, William J. Perry has seen a lot in this world. Maybe, in fact, too much.
Administration/Government
06.10.2017
London voters never call London City Hall
London voters never call London City Hall
Just three per cent of Londoners say they have been in touch with the office of the Mayor of London over the last five years.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
05.10.2017
Study identifies factors linked to dying comfortably for the very old
Study identifies factors linked to dying comfortably for the very old
Very old people are more likely to die comfortably if they die in a care home or at home, compared with dying in a hospital, suggests a new study from the University of Cambridge. Yet while the overwhelming majority of very old people reported symptoms at the end of life such as distress, pain and depression, the study found that these were not always treated effectively.
Social Sciences - Administration/Government
05.10.2017
Q&A with Stanford president, provost
President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell answered a range of questions on issues from sexual violence education to faculty diversity and the state of federal research funding during a conversation Wednesday.
Administration/Government - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
04.10.2017
WMG researchers at the University of Warwick part of new national £65 million battery research
WMG researchers, at the University of Warwick, will be a significant part of a new £65 million national battery research initiative.
Administration/Government - Business/Economics
04.10.2017
Pay-it-forward college financing policies examined in new study
Pay-it-forward college financing policies examined in new study
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Pay-it-forward college financing programs that enable students to pay tuition upon departure rather than entry may make college more accessible to greater numbers of students in the U.S., a new analysis suggests.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
04.10.2017
New drug reduces rate of progression of incurable eye disease
An international study including researchers from the Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) has found a way to slow the progression of dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) - one of the most common causes of vision loss in people over the age of 50.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
04.10.2017
Administration/Government - Business/Economics
03.10.2017
Vice-Chancellor’s Oration 2017
In her annual Oration, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Louise Richardson, has called on the University "to focus our resources on the activities we care about most, the research and teaching which are, and always have been, the central mission of this great University.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
03.10.2017
Nick Diehl joins MIT Ombuds Office
Nick Diehl joins MIT Ombuds Office
Nick Diehl, an ombudsperson with more than a decade of experience working in corporate, government, and academic sectors, has joined the MIT Ombuds Office.
Administration/Government - Social Sciences
02.10.2017
UK voters want soft Brexit
UK voters want soft Brexit
The Citizens' Assembly on Brexit, a representative body of UK citizens brought together to discuss Brexit and led by the UCL Constitution Unit, has sent politicians a clear message in favour of a "soft Brexit.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Administration/Government
02.10.2017
Most Americans want government to combat climate change, poll finds
The largest shares of Americans say they oppose the repeal of the Clean Power Plan and the withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
29.09.2017
Tackling the problem of overstretched emergency departments
Two medical research teams, led by Professor Adrian Edwards, Cardiff University, and Professor Jonathan Benger, University of the West England (UWE Bristol), have agreed to collaborate on complementary emergency care projects.
Administration/Government - Religions
29.09.2017
Excellence Strategy: Threefold success for the University of Münster: Experts select three applications from Münster for the final round / Rector Johannes Wessels: "A very pleasing result"
A threefold success for the University of Münster in the Excellence Strategy: in a preliminary decision, an international committee of experts has assessed three of the four draft proposals submitted by the University for Clusters of Excellence as being promising.
Administration/Government
29.09.2017
Social Sciences - Administration/Government
29.09.2017
Multi-million dollar IT systems fail social welfare agencies
Multi-million dollar IT systems fail social welfare agencies
Failed information technology systems implemented in social welfare agencies - costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars - have provided valuable insight for agencies looking to adopt new systems.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
28.09.2017
Bristol to lead national PhD training programme to tackle antimicrobial resistance
Bristol to lead national PhD training programme to tackle antimicrobial resistance
In response to the urgent and global threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), the Medical Research Foundation (MRF), the charitable foundation of the Medical Research Council, has invested £2&period
Administration/Government - Business/Economics
28.09.2017
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
28.09.2017
Aboriginal oral health care: double the services, half the cost
The latest Closing The Gap report reveals Australia's failure to meet Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health targets.
Administration/Government - Medicine/Pharmacology
28.09.2017
Report highlights scale of dementia epidemic in Africa
More needs to be done to challenge stigma and increase awareness of dementia in Africa.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
27.09.2017
Yale provides medical relief to Puerto Rico
"I'm sorry, I need to send this," said Marietta Vazquez, M.D., HS '97, FW '01, associate professor of pediatrics, as she looked at a message on her cell phone.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
27.09.2017
UCLA report shows frail Angelenos reject managed health program
UCLA report shows frail Angelenos reject managed health program
Three in five of the poorest, sickest residents in Los Angeles County have rejected a managed health care program meant to improve their access to health services, according to a policy brief by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.
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