DNA test proves former care worker is entitled to £50m country estate
Jordan Adlard Rogers inherits 1,536-acre Cornwall estate after proving owner was his fatherA former care worker has inherited a £50m country estate after a DNA test proved he was the son of its deceased owner.Jordan Adlard Rogers, 31, found out his father was the aristocrat Charles Rogers after his death in 2018 and has now moved into the 1,536-acre Penrose estate in Cornwall, which his family has lived in for generations.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 21, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Amy Walker Tags: Cornwall UK news Genetics Science Source Type: news

Professor rethinks living spaces for refugee camps
(University of Tennessee at Knoxville) New technologies have made the world smaller. Rana Abudayyeh, a professor of interior architecture, asks how architects respond to shifting perspectives of space for displaced people. 'A Syrian refugee living in a Jordanian camp, or an immigrant to the US, will have multiple associations with place,' said Abudayyeh. 'They carry archival images of their home with them on smart devices, and that will influence the way they interact with their physical space.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Many Lives Could Be Saved if All Hospitals Had Grade A Rating
FRIDAY, May 17, 2019 -- More than 50,000 lives could be saved if all hospitals had an avoidable death rate equivalent to " A " grade hospitals, according to an updated report prepared for The Leapfrog Institute. Matt Austin, Ph.D., and Jordan Derk,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 17, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertility awarded the 2019 Research Excellence Award at the University of Auckland
The 2019 Research Excellence Awards were held at Old Government House at the University of Auckland on Tuesday, 7 May. The theme of the awards was ‘The future world of work: Te ao mahi ā mua’.The annual Awards recognise the outstanding contributions made by researchers from those beginning their career to those whose work has earned them national and global standing. The Awards celebrate excellence at all stages of research across the faculties and institutes at the University of Auckland.Four Research Excellence medals are presented annually, up to two for individuals and up to two for teams, who have made an...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 16, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Managing the Emotional Side of Migraines
How can you help migraine patients who suffer from psychiatric conditions such as depression or anxiety? A headache expert says a simple question can make a huge impact.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 14, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Jordan Rosenfeld Tags: Headache and Migraine Source Type: news

Gaming with stigma: analysis of messages about mental illnesses in video games - Ferrari M, McIlwaine SV, Jordan G, Shah JL, Lal S, Iyer SN.
BACKGROUND: Video game playing is a daily activity for many youths that replaces other media forms (eg, television); it serves as an important source of knowledge and can potentially impact their attitudes and behaviors. Researchers are, thus, concerned wi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The healthcare response to human trafficking: a need for globally harmonized ICD codes - Greenbaum J, Stoklosa H.
In a Perspective, Jordan Greenbaum and Hanni Stoklosa make the case for inclusion of codes for human trafficking in international diagnosis classification systems. Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Microdosing psychedelic drugs mushrooms LSD and the university lecturer who says it changed her life
Microdosing started in San Francisco with people taking around a tenth of the amount of drugs needed to get a 'high'. Lindsay Jordan, 40, of east London says it’s changed her life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lack of perceived competence is linked to perceived workplace bullying among Jordanian registered nurses - Hallett N.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Experts in UK and Jordan aim to develop a device to enable wireless monitoring of respiratory rate
The team hopes the new sensor will enable faster identification of conditions in areas with scarce resources in order to help families and their newborns.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 1, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

A turning point for addiction wellness
Kyle Jordan's battles with addiction and depression have always gone hand-in-hand. A new type of support in Denver has made all the difference in helping him untangle the two and get on a path to wellness. Until recently, his feelings of guilt and depression were constantly with him. “It was the first thing I thought about when I woke up and was the last thing I thought of before bed,” he said. “But oddly enough, it was also a blessing once I understood it.” Jordan was diagnosed with depre ssion… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Face It TOGETHER Source Type: news

New tech will detect infant breathing problems
(Anglia Ruskin University) An innovative wearable sensor to monitor new-born babies in poor areas is being developed by Anglia Ruskin University, in collaboration with experts in Jordan. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 25, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Egypt ’s Food Challenge: a Good Effort but Not Enough
A bakery shop in Cairo, Egypt. Egyptian flatbread, known as Aish baladi or country bread is on the table of all Egyptians, even the poorest, thanks to a smartcard system that assigns certain quantities to each family to avoid unnecessary waste. By Maged SrourCAIRO, Apr 18 2019 (IPS) “Unfortunately the overall nutritional panorama of Egypt does not look well,” says Dr. Sara Diana Garduno Diaz, an expert concentrating on nutrition and biology at the American University of the Middle East. Diaz’s research focuses on dietary patterns and ethnic-associated risk factors for metabolic syndrome. “While tra...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Maged Srour Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Food & Agriculture Food Sustainability Headlines Health Middle East & North Africa Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foundation (B Source Type: news

Carestream Dental Announces New Integration with TDO ™
MONTREAL —Endodontists know that even the smallest details matter, like the number of clicks it takes to navigate their software and take a 3D scan. Carestream Dental is now handling the minutiae of imaging workflow with a new integration between TDO 12 Software and its CS 9600 CBCT system —so endodontists can focus on their patients’ intricate canal morphology.This unique integration allows TDO users to acquire CS 9600 scans directly from within the TDO platform, with no need to launch their CS Imaging software. This reduces the need for complicated software bridges or the risk of human error that comes ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 17, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Non-pharmacologic Migraine Management Tips
How do you help patients with migraine who ask for methods other than, or as adjuvants to, medical therapy? In a short slide show our headache expert offers suggestions to pass on. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 16, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Jordan Rosenfeld Tags: Headache and Migraine Source Type: news

Barriers to education of Syrian refugee girls in Jordan: gender-based threats and challenges - Hattar-Pollara M.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to uncover and describe the barriers to education as experienced by Syrian refugee girls in the Za'atri Syrian Refugee Camp in Jordan. DESIGN: A qualitative nonexperimental design utilizing focus group discuss... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Why fast fashion should slow down – Science Weekly podcast
Science Weekly teams up with theChips with Everything podcast to examine the environmental price tag of our throwaway culture and explore how technology could help the clothing industry follow a more sustainable model.Graihagh Jackson andJordan Erica Webber presentAs the days get lighter, Britons are likely to discard about 680m dresses, trousers, T-shirts and the like during the annual spring clean of our wardrobes. But at what cost?Fast fashion may be cheap but it ’s costing the Earth, according to arecent government report. However, being a sustainable consumer is not easy. With the help of theChips with Everythin...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 12, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Presented by Graihagh Jackson and Jordan Erica Webber Tags: Science Fashion Society Environment Source Type: news

Mandating inclusion: critical trans perspectives on domestic and sexual violence advocacy - Jordan SP, Mehrotra GR, Fujikawa KA.
In 2013, the Violence Against Women Act became one of the first federal laws to explicitly prohibit discrimination against transgender people, yet little is known about its impact in practice. This qualitative study draws on in-depth interviews with transg... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

FDA clears first molybdenum rhenium pedicle screw
The FDA today cleared Mirus‘s Europea pedicle screw system, which is composed of its MoRe proprietary molybdenum rhenium superalloy, making it the first such device approved with the new class of implant material. The Atlanta-based medical device company said that the MoRe proprietary alloy is intended to provide improved strength, ductility, durability and biological safety. “Spine deformity surgery in adults remains plagued by the poor performance of current implants with rod failure occurring in 18%-20% of patients. The MoRe alloy shows great promise in improving the durability of adult spine deformity const...
Source: Mass Device - March 27, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Orthopedics Regulatory/Compliance mirus Source Type: news

An exploratory pilot study to describe shared decision-making for PTSD treatment planning: the provider perspective - Etingen B, Hill JN, Miller LJ, Schwartz A, Lavela SL, Jordan N.
OBJECTIVE: To describe current practices used by Veterans Administration (VA) mental health (MH) providers involved in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatment planning to support engagement of veterans with PTSD in shared decision-making (SDM). ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Ricky Gervais offers proof, if needed, that there is life after The Office | Rebecca Nicholson
His new show, After Life, divides opinion, except in my householdI kept walking in on my partner last week quietly crying over the laptop. Not, as might be reasonable to expect, because she is stuck in an infinite current affairs loop, never knowing when she might be freed from the horrors, but because she has been watching Ricky Gervais ’s new sitcom,After Life, on Netflix. “You’re not allowed to watch it with me,” she said, pointedly closing the lid. “I’m enjoying it and you’ll ruin it. Go somewhere else.”Rude, I thought, and then said something about how the reviews hadn &...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 23, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Rebecca Nicholson Tags: Ricky Gervais UK news Culture Jordan Peele Film Mathematics Science Source Type: news

Meet The Social Entrepreneur Who Discovered A Problem Hiding In Plain Sight
Jordan Kassalow founded VisionSpring to address a social and market failure: 2.5 billion visually impaired people without access to eyeglasses. Now he's sharing his insights on what it takes to advance large-scale change and how anyone can make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Willy Foote, Contributor Source Type: news

James Jordan health latest: Can you recover from an injury when you have arthritis?
JAMES JORDAN has been one of the top scorers so far on this year ’s Dancing on Ice, despite the contestant suffering from injuries related to arthritis. How do you recover from an injury when you have arthritis? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gender data gap and a world built for men | podcast
Today isInternational Women ’s Day, and so Science Weekly teams up with the Guardian ’s tech podcast, Chips with Everything.Nicola Davis andJordan Erica Webber look at the repercussions of a male-orientated world – from drugs that don’t work for women to VR headsets that give them motion sicknessToday isInternational Women ’s Day, so Science Weekly is teaming up with the Guardian ’s tech podcast,Chips with Everything. Together, they examine the gender data gap and the dangerous repercussions of a world built for men.Jordan Erica Webber speaks to Caroline Criado-Perez, the author ofInvisi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 8, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Presented by Nicola Davis & Jordan Erica Webber and produced by Danielle Stephens & Graihagh Jackson Tags: Science International Women's Day Health Society Gender Source Type: news

Assessment of extreme heat and hospitalizations to inform early warning systems - Vaidyanathan A, Saha S, Vicedo-Cabrera AM, Gasparrini A, Abdurehman N, Jordan R, Hawkins M, Hess J, Elixhauser A.
In this study, we conduct multistate analyses, exploring associations between heat and all-cause and cause-specific hospitalizations, to info... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

MSF-run hospital develops 3D printed prosthetics for war victims
A hospital in Jordan has given a victim of Yemen's war new hope for the future, thanks to the cutting edge technology of 3D printed prosthetics.   (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Prevention and Response to Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV): Jordan
Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Published: 3/2019. As a result of displacement, refugees experience a heightened risk of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), with women and girls disproportionately affected. Sexual harassment in public spaces is perceived by communities as being one of the major risks for refugee women and girls in Jordan. This two-page fact sheet provides information about how the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Jordan is working with its partners to mitigate risks of SGBV while providing timely assistance to survivors. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit:...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Merit Medical ’ s Q4, 2018 top The Street
Merit Medical (NSDQ:MMSI) yesterday posted fourth-quarter and full-year sales and earnings that beat the consensus forecast on Wall Street. The South Jordan, Utah-based medical device company reported profits of $9.2 million, or 16¢ per share, on sales of $233.2 million for the three months ended Dec. 31, 2018, representing bottom-line growth of 35.0% on sales growth of 22.2% compared with Q4 2017. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were 48¢, three pennies ahead of The Street, where analysts were looking for sales of $230.4 million. Full-year profits grew 52.7% to $42.0 million, or 78&cen...
Source: Mass Device - February 27, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Merit Medical Systems Source Type: news

Children's rationality, risk attitudes and field behavior - Castillo M, Jordan JL, Petrie R.
We investigate the relationship between risk attitudes, choice consistency and field behavior of children by conducting economic experiments with 1275 8th graders. Choices are not completely consistent with any of the economic theories we consider, however... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

James Jordan health latest: Dancing on Ice star struggles with arthritis
JAMES JORDAN health latest: Dancing on Ice star James Jordan revealed he has arthritis last week, making it difficult for him to bounce back from a hip injury he sustained. What are the symptoms of arthritis? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman wrote break-up letter to her FOOT after choosing to have it amputated following years of pain
Jordan Beckwith, 27, from Colorado, made the heart-wrenching decision to become an amputee after growing tired of non-stop surgery from the age of 13. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"It's all about breaking down those barriers …": exploring survivors' perspectives on services and treatment needs following commercial sexual exploitation during childhood - O'Brien JE, Jordan B, Honeycutt N, Wilsnack C, Davison C.
PURPOSE: In recent years, there has been an increase in funds and services available to address the needs of commercially sexually exploited children (CSEC). While previous studies have explored the mental, behavioral, and physical needs of CSEC victims an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

How do Jordanian and Syrian youth living in Jordan envision their sexual and reproductive health needs? A concept mapping study protocol - Gausman J, Othman A, Hamad IL, Dabobe M, Daas I, Langer A.
INTRODUCTION: Youth in Jordan constitute 20.4% of the population, and many face considerable challenges in addressing their sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs, such as those related to the prevention of unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

How Common is Dyscalculia?
Discussion Numerical understanding is imperative in everyday life. Even making coffee in the morning, a person considers whether she is making 1 cup or 2, and how much fluid will be in each cup. How many more days can she go without buying more coffee with the ground coffee left in the container? Other numerical skills such as telephone numbers, street addresses and locations, time and dates, and buying and selling of products and services occur all day long in people’s lives. What happens when those skills are not automatic? Dyscalculia or developmental dyscalculia (DD) is “a heterogeneous learning impairment...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 4, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

A Pioneering Surgeon ’s Journey from Liberal Arts to Medicine
Surgical pioneer Andrea Hayes-Jordan, MD, D '87 MED '91, describes how majoring in religion while taking premed courses helped her grow her mind. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - January 30, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Jennifer Durgin Tags: Alumni Multimedia News Video campaign Dartmouth undergraduate Home-feature Interaction research Source Type: news

Can Exercise Prevent Depression? Here ’s What the Science Says
Ask anyone who’s ever felt better after a workout, and they’ll tell you that exercise and mental health are related. Science backs up that gut feeling. Many studies have found that physical activity is linked to a lower risk of developing depression, and better outcomes for people who have it. But does exercise actually prevent depression, or are people who don’t have depression simply more likely to be active? A new study, published in JAMA Psychiatry, sheds some light on that question. Using genetic data from more than 600,000 adults enrolled in multiple genomic association studies, researchers found &l...
Source: TIME: Health - January 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Exercise/Fitness healthytime Source Type: news

Consultation aims to strengthen country capacity in monitoring progress towards national and ...
20 January 2019, Amman, Jordan ‒ Around 80 experts and participants representing key senior stakeholders from Member States of WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean Region will take part in a consultative meeting on strengthening health information systems from 21 to 23 January 2019 in Amman, Jordan. The consultation aims to identify and address critical gaps and needs in national health information systems and capacities in order that progress towards the health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), universal health coverage and other national and subnational priorities can be monitored. The consultation also reaff...
Source: WHO EMRO News - January 20, 2019 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

How do we define creativity? - Science Weekly podcast
In our latest collaboration, Ian Sample teams up with Jordan Erica Webber of Chips with Everything to look at why artwork produced using artificial intelligence is forcing us to look at how we define creativityIn October 2018 the British auction houseChristie ’s became the first to sell a work of art created by an algorithm.The painting,Portrait of Edmond Belamy, was sold for $432,500, which was much more than anyone had been expecting. This groundbreaking sale created some controversy, not least in the AI art world itself.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 18, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Presented by Ian Sample and Jordan Erica Webber. Produced by Danielle Stephens and Max Sanderson Tags: Science Art and design Artificial intelligence (AI) Technology Culture Source Type: news

11,500-year-old animal bones in Jordan suggest early dogs helped humans hunt
(University of Copenhagen - Faculty of Humanities) 11,500 years ago in what is now northeast Jordan, people began to live alongside dogs and may also have used them for hunting, a new study from the University of Copenhagen shows. The archaeologists suggest that the introduction of dogs as hunting aids may explain the dramatic increase of hares and other small prey in the archaeological remains at the site. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 15, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Development of a traffic incident model involving multiple municipalities for inclusion in large microscopic evacuation simulations - Collins AJ, Robinson RM, Jordan CA, Khattak A.
Evacuating citizens might have to cross multiple regions to reach safety and, as such, evacuation models may need to include geographical areas that cross municipal boundaries. If the modeler is fortunate, the data required for the model can be obtained fr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Modeling the impact of traffic incidents during hurricane evacuations using a large scale microsimulation - Robinson RM, Collins AJ, Jordan CA, Foytik P, Khattak AJ.
Traffic incidents occurring during large-scale evacuations have been suspected of causing potentially severe delays. Previous work using mesoscopic simulations suggested that while incidents may substantially extend evacuation times for those immediately i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

The world's first polluted river is over 7,000 years old, researchers find
(Natural News) Researchers from the Liverpool John Moores University may have found the world’s first polluted river, reports Sci-News.com. Located in the Wadi Feynan region of southern Jordan, the now-barren riverbed was found to contain traces of anthropogenic copper pollution and was contaminated well over 7,000 years ago. The study, published in the journal Science... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Posttraumatic stress disorder and emotion dysregulation among Syrian refugee children and adolescents resettled in Lebanon and Jordan - Khamis V.
BACKGROUND: Since the outbreak of the conflict in Syria, many people, including children and adolescents, have fled their homes into neighboring countries. Little research exists on the psychosocial adjustment of refugee children and adolescents resettled ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Evaluation of an online educational intervention to increase knowledge and self-efficacy in disaster responders and critical care transporters caring for individuals with developmental disabilities - Edinger ZS, Powers KA, Jordan KS, Callaway DW.
OBJECTIVE: Disability-related education is essential for disaster responders and critical care transporters to ensure positive patient outcomes. This pilot study evaluated the effect of an online educational intervention on disaster responders and critical... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Archeological discovery yields clues to how our ancestors may have adapted to their environment
(Boston University School of Medicine) During the Stone Age ancestral humans lived with a variety of animal species along what was an area of wetlands in the middle of the Jordanian desert. The site, in the town of Azraq Basin, has been excavated and has revealed an abundance of tools and animal bones from up to 250,000 years ago, leading to better understanding of how ancestral humans have adapted to this changing environment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A hidden cradle of plant evolution in Permian tropical lowlands
We present mixed plant-fossil assemblages from Permian equatorial lowlands in present-day Jordan that harbor precocious records of three major seed-plant lineages that all became dominant during the Mesozoic, including the oldest representative of any living conifer family. These finds offer a glimpse of the early evolutionary origins of modern plant groups in disturbance-prone tropical habitats that are usually hidden from observation. (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - December 20, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Blomenkemper, P., Kerp, H., Abu Hamad, A., DiMichele, W. A., Bomfleur, B. Tags: Botany, Paleontology reports Source Type: news

Syrian Refugees in Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon Can Add Value to Local Economies
Syrian refugees in Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon could better contribute to local economies if they were trained for middle-skill jobs and were able to relocate to areas with manufacturing firms that need trained workers. (Source: RAND)
Source: RAND - December 13, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: news

HCV Expert Interview with Jordan Feld, MD, MPH
The renowned liver expert parses results of 3 studies presented at The Liver Meeting 2018 that could expand the role for DAA therapy in unexpected ways. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - December 4, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Andrew Bowser Tags: Hepatitis C Source Type: news

Grimethorpe dinner ladies save their jobs
Dinner ladies at Ladywood school in Grimethorpe return to work today, having seen off a bid to make them all redundant. The school meals supervisors in the historic mining village just outside Barnsley, South Yorkshire, had taken 36 days of strike, beginning in September. UNISON reached an agreement with the school management to address the deficit in the school’s budget without any redundancies, due to expected natural staff turnover. The school had planned to have teaching assistants cover the work done by the school meals workers, leading to them joining the strike. “It was completely unacceptable to attempt...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 29, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: News education services Industrial action local government redundancies redundancy school staff schools yorkshire Source Type: news

Human tumor genomics and zebrafish modeling identify SPRED1 loss as a driver of mucosal melanoma
Melanomas originating from mucosal surfaces have low mutation burden, genomic instability, and poor prognosis. To identify potential driver genes, we sequenced hundreds of cancer-related genes in 43 human mucosal melanomas, cataloging point mutations, amplifications, and deletions. The SPRED1 gene, which encodes a negative regulator of mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling, was inactivated in 37% of the tumors. Four distinct genotypes were associated with SPRED1 loss. Using a rapid, tissue-specific CRISPR technique to model these genotypes in zebrafish, we found that SPRED1 functions as a tumor suppressor, part...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 29, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ablain, J., Xu, M., Rothschild, H., Jordan, R. C., Mito, J. K., Daniels, B. H., Bell, C. F., Joseph, N. M., Wu, H., Bastian, B. C., Zon, L. I., Yeh, I. Tags: Genetics, Medicine, Diseases reports Source Type: news