How Play Can Increase Resilience
Play is a microcosm of childhood, a protective shell like a butterfly’s chrysalis that safeguards children from the slings and arrows of life, one that allows them to grow. What happens, however, when, through no fault of your own, you are born into conditions—poverty, racism, and other adversities—that groom children for bad outcomes? Can play, if nurtured and supported in such adverse conditions, create resilience? Can increased opportunities for play encourage better-than-expected life outcomes, and possibly even provide a buffer against the odds of the cycle of poverty being perpetuated? [time-brightc...
Source: TIME: Health - February 21, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Corey Keyes Tags: Uncategorized freelance Source Type: news

Cayman Chemical Introduces LipidLaunch ™, Expands Portfolio of Lipid Nanoparticle Research Tools to Support Advances in RNA Therapies
Cayman Chemical introduces the latest addition to the company's portfolio of lipid nanoparticle (LNP) research tools for academic, pharma, and biotech researchers worldwide. The LipidLaunch™ product line helps researchers pursue LNPs for the delivery of nucleic acid therapies in untold... (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 20, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: PDT Source Type: news

Proposed megafacility to breed monkeys in U.S. dismays activists and neighbors but excites scientists
Bainbridge, a rural town in southwestern Georgia with a population of 14,000, could soon become home to 30,000 additional residents: cynomolgus macaques. A new company called Safer Human Medicine (SHM) has announced plans to build an 80-hectare facility that would sell monkeys to universities, contract research organizations, and pharmaceutical companies that perform research on the animals. The breeding facility would dwarf others in the United States and could ease a serious shortage of monkeys for research. But it faces pushback from the local community and concerns from animal welfare groups about the company’s...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 20, 2024 Category: Science Source Type: news

Is running a top university America ’s hardest job?
Wanted: presidents for America’s top universities. Applicants must possess an unimpeachable academic record. Marc Tessier-Lavigne resigned as president of Stanford University in July 2023 after a report found serious problems with the neuroscientist’s research. They must also be able diplomats in…#marctessierlavigne #stanforduniversity #lizmagill #claudinegay #harvarduniversity #yale #berkeley #nobel #specialist #richardchait (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 20, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sanofi CEO: AI promises a great era of drug discovery that could fundamentally change medicine
Amidst economic uncertainty, high interest rates, talent shortages, and rising capital costs, artificial intelligence (AI) is top of mind for many industries, governments, and academic institutions. While there is a long list of challenges that the health care sector must overcome, there is reason…#sanofi #ey #paulhudson #traviskelces #superbowl #antidei #fortunecom #fortune (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 19, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World Health Organization risk drinking levels among mandated college students: associations with alcohol use, mental health, and academic performance - Reid AE, Cho GY, Carey KB, Witkiewitz K.
OBJECTIVE: World Health Organization (WHO) risk drinking levels (i.e., low, moderate, high, or very high risk) have been used as a drinking reduction endpoint in clinical trials. Yet, prior work has not attempted to quantify reductions in WHO risk levels a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Typologies of Spanish youth with school refusal behavior and their relationship with aggression - Gonz álvez C, Díaz-Herrero, Vicent M, Sanmartín R, del Pilar Aparicio-Flores M, García-Fernández JM.
School refusal behavior is a serious problem that has significant consequences for the personal, academic, and social adjustment of young people. Although school attendance problems have been associated with physical violence, aggression or cyberbullying, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Neurocognitive concussion test performance for student athletes on the autism spectrum - Fontanals J, McCleery JP, Schatz P.
OBJECTIVE: To examine baseline neurocognitive functioning among adolescent athletes on the autism spectrum based on self-reported level of academic performance. METHOD: Participants in this cross-sectional, observational study were 6,441 adolescent... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Washington's Birthday Deserves To Be Its Own Holiday
The image of America as a great nation, the hope of humankind, is not very much in vogue these days. Our common sense of greatness has been eclipsed by naysayers and academic nabobs who argue our democratic experiment is failing, not by choice but by design. To them, this failure is the result of…#georgewashington #abrahamlincoln #jeffersonian #lincoln #martinlutherking #greatman #newsweekcontributing #peterroff #theroffdraft (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 19, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Working from home can bring big health benefits, study finds
Working from home allows people to eat more healthily, feel less stressed and have lower blood pressure, according to a large-scale review of academic literature on post-pandemic workplaces. Yet remote workers are also more likely to eat snacks, drink more, smoke more and put on weight, the study…#ukhsa #kingscollegelondon #charlottehall #profneilgreenberg #theresagreat #jpmorgan #wfh (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 17, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why the White House is taking so long to issue new research security rules
Despite broad bipartisan agreement that U.S. academic research is vulnerable to threats from China, the White House remains deadlocked over how to implement a policy issued by former President Donald Trump’s administration in its last week that is intended to protect data, technology, and other fruits of federally funded scientific studies from foreign interference. University administrators have spent the past 3 years trying to anticipate what will be expected from their institutions to comply with the pending standards, which will regulate the conduct of every scientist who receives government support. And their ...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 16, 2024 Category: Science Source Type: news

Johns Hopkins Under Federal Probe For Anti-Semitism As Bill Ackman, Mark Zuckerberg Engage In Harvard Reform Initiatives
The Oct. 7 attacks by Hamas and the resulting was with Israel are having an unexpected but sweeping set of consequences for U.S. academia. The most recent development is the launch of a Federal probe into Johns Hopkins University. The Department of Education is looking into two open letters, one…#hamas #israel #gaza #titlevi #leadershipinstitute #zacharymarschall #johnshopkins #jewish #harvard #larrysummers (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 15, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Columbia Surgeon ’s Study Was Pulled. He Kept Publishing Flawed Data.
The quiet withdrawal of a 2021 cancer study by Dr. Sam Yoon highlights scientific publishers ’ lack of transparency around data problems. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 15, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Benjamin Mueller Tags: Cancer Research Falsification of Data Ethics and Official Misconduct Academic and Scientific Journals Columbia University Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Reed Elsevier NV Springer Nature your-feed-science Source Type: news

Tracking Global Development in Child Benefits Through New Monitoring and Information Platform
Students attending class at the Souza Gare school in the Littoral region, Cameroon. The school hosts displaced children who have fled the violence in the North-West and South-West regions. Credits: ECW/Daniel Beloumou By Naureen HossainUNITED NATIONS, Feb 15 2024 (IPS) Inclusive social protections for children would be a positive signifier of social development in a time where 1.4 billion children globally are denied them. A step towards realizing this has been taken through a new monitoring tool on current social protection and child poverty statistics. The International Labour Organization (ILO), UNICEF, and Save the Chi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 15, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Naureen Hossain Tags: Active Citizens Child Labour Civil Society Development & Aid Editors' Choice Education Cannot Wait. Future of Education is here Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Population Sustainable Developme Source Type: news

Genetics journal retracts 18 papers from China due to human rights concerns
Researchers used samples from populations deemed by experts and campaigners to be vulnerable to exploitation, including Uyghurs and TibetansA genetics journal from a leading scientific publisher has retracted 18 papers from China, in what is thought to be the biggest massretraction of academic research due to concerns about human rights.The articles were published in Molecular Genetics& Genomic Medicine (MGGM), a genetics journal published by the US academic publishing company Wiley. The papers were retracted this week after an agreement between the journal ’s editor in chief, Suzanne Hart, and the publishing company...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 15, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Amy Hawkins Senior China correspondent Tags: China Asia Pacific World news Science Uyghurs Tibet Source Type: news