Science Education & Policy
- Guns In Homes Associated With Higher Rates Of Suicide
In the first nationally representative study to examine the relationship between survey measures of household firearm ownership and state level rates of suicide in the U.S., researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) found that suicide rate ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 10 2007 - 12:35pm
- Is Adolescent Risk Taking Biological?
While the government spends billions of dollars on educational and prevention programs to persuade teens not to do things like smoke, drink or do drugs, a Temple University psychologist suggests that competing systems within the brain make adolescents mor ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 12 2007 - 11:48am
- Military's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy- New Study Says Telling Not So Bad
In a new study that will be published this year in Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, Dr. Debbie Knapp, Kent State assistant professor of management and information systems, examines the efficacy of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Don’t Pursue” pol ...
Article - News Staff - May 4 2007 - 12:52pm
- Yogyakarta Principles- International Legal Principles On Sexual Orientation
Groundbreaking international legal principles on sexual orientation, gender identity, and international law have been released by 29 international human rights experts, led by University of Nottingham academic, Professor Michael O'Flaherty. The " ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 13 2007 - 10:51am
- Toxic Waste And Race: No Progress In 20 Years
Environmental injustice in people-of-color communities is as much or more prevalent today than 20 years ago, say researchers commissioned to conduct a follow-up to the 1987 landmark study, "Toxic Wastes and Race in the United States." The new re ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 13 2007 - 10:49am
- Developmental And Behavioral Problems Can Plague Children With Asthma
Much of the research surrounding childhood asthma has sought new approaches to managing the disease. However, little was done to address other conditions that often appear along with asthma including depression and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 14 2007 - 8:07am
- 20-year Study Shows Significant Rise In Childhood Obesity, Especially Among Girls
Four-year-old girls are six times more likely to have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of more than 30 than they were 20 years ago and ten-year-olds are five times more likely, according to research published in the April issue of Acta Paediactrica. Swedish resear ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 16 2007 - 9:45am
- No Sign That Ethnic Groups' Genes Cause Diabetes, Researchers Say
A study by U.S. and Australian researchers is helping dispel the 40-year-old "thrifty genotype theory," which purports that certain minority groups are genetically prone to diabetes. The study, co-authored by UC Irvine anthropologist Michael Mon ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 16 2007 - 1:58pm
- Researchers Setting Up Observatories To Examine Changes Under Arctic Ice
Researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) are venturing this month to the North Pole to deploy instruments that will make year-round observations of the water beneath the Arctic ice cap. Scientists will investigate how the waters in ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 16 2007 - 6:00pm
- NeuroArm: Image-guided Surgical Robot
Surgery is about to change with the introduction of a new surgical robotic system at the University of Calgary/Calgary Health Region. NeuroArm aims to revolutionize neurosurgery and other branches of operative medicine by liberating them from the constrai ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 17 2007 - 11:20am