Science Education & Policy
- Illinois State University Trustees Approve Renewable Energy Degree
Illinois State University’s Board of Trustees today approved a new bachelor’s degree in renewable energy, which will include a technical sequence and an economics and public policy sequence. The degree is a multi-disciplinary undergraduate major that provi ...
Article - News Staff - May 18 2007 - 5:10pm
- Peace Processes Fail Women, Study Says
As societies emerge from conflict, men's dominance at all levels of decision-making ensures women never feel truly secure according to new research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). In a unique study of women's security a ...
Article - News Staff - May 20 2007 - 12:01am
- Repeated Exposure Matters As Much As Opinions From Many Sources
A new study in this month’s Journal of Personality and Social Psychology explains why NPR listeners always think they are right. When it comes to financial decisions or even concerns about terrorism, people are likely to be influenced by what others think ...
Article - News Staff - May 21 2007 - 12:31am
- Soldiers In Iraq Acquired Drug-resistant Infections In Hospitals, Not Battlefields
An outbreak of drug-resistant wound infections among soldiers in Iraq likely came from the hospitals where they were treated, not the battlefield, according to a new study in the June 15 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases, currently available online. Th ...
Article - News Staff - May 21 2007 - 10:57am
- How Pure Oxygen Harms The Brain
It's a scenario straight out of Gray's Anatomy – a paramedic or doctor plops a mask over the face of a person struggling to breathe and begins dispensing pure oxygen. Yet growing research suggests that inhaling straight oxygen can actually harm t ...
Article - News Staff - May 21 2007 - 7:52pm
- Climate Change Threatens Wild Crops- 48 Species Might Disappear
Wild relatives of plants such as the potato and the peanut are at risk of extinction, threatening a valuable source of genes that are necessary to boost the ability of cultivated crops to resist pests and tolerate drought, according to a new study released ...
Article - News Staff - May 21 2007 - 7:56pm
- Witch Hunt: Do Indoor Smoking Bans Require Outdoor Ones Also?
With the growing number of smoking bans in restaurants and bars driving smokers outside, researchers in Athens, Georgia, are hoping to find out whether secondhand smoke from smokers clustered outside these establishments is posing a health hazard of its ow ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 2 2007 - 1:41pm
- Nanotechnology Requires Immediate EPA Oversight, Report Says
Regulatory oversight of nanotechnology is urgently needed and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should act now, reports a new study released today. In EPA and Nanotechnology: Oversight for the 21st Century, former EPA assistant administrator for p ...
Article - News Staff - May 23 2007 - 12:10am
- U Of M Study Says Teen Sex Okay For Mental Health After All
The legislative push for "abstinence only" sex education has suggested that nonmarital sex negatively affects a teen's mental health but a new study says that the negative mental side effects of a teen's loss of virginity are confined t ...
Article - News Staff - May 23 2007 - 11:03am
- Long-term Treatment With VYVANSE Demonstrates Significant Efficacy In ADHD
Shire plc today announced that VYVANSE™ (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) effectively controlled Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) symptoms in children aged 6 to 12 years. In addition, 95 percent of children taking VYVANSE daily for 12 months sho ...
Article - News Staff - May 24 2007 - 1:18am