Senate Democrats Call On Congress To Fix Racial Disparities In Health Care
A new report highlights the disproportionate harm the pandemic has done to Black people, Latinos and Native Americans, and systemic factors behind it. It lays out steps to repair the problems.(Image credit: Zach Gibson/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Patti Neighmond Source Type: news

Dean - College of Science
Requisition ID: 2020-2966 Number of Openings: 1 Category (Portal Searching): Administrative/Clerical Position Type: Benefited Full-Time City: Logan Job Classification: Exempt College: College of Science Department: Dean-Science Advertised Salary: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience plus excellent benefits Overview Utah State University (USU) invites nominations and applications for a significant academic leadership position as Dean of the College of Science. The College of Science at USU is a dynamic and innovative academic unit comprising of six departments: Biology, Chemistry and Biochemist...
Source: AIBS Classifieds - October 1, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Classifieds Tags: Other Positions Available Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Madrid lockdown looms; 34m jobs lost in Latin America
Northern Ireland ’s cumulative cases per 100,000 double in a week;Neanderthal genes increase risk of serious Covid-19, study claims;Russia places huge bet on Covid vaccine. Follow the latest updates34m jobs lost in Latin AmericaMadrid lockdown loomsGermans embrace fresh air to tackle coronavirusIsrael bans mass protests as Covid lockdown tightensSee all our coronavirus coverage6.28amBSTResearch conducted by Imperial College London using the results from England ’s largest community coronavirus testing programme suggests that therate of infection has decreased in the country, but that the number of infections ha...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 1, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news US news Australia news UK news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

The Chemistry of Morality
Feature author Paul J. Zak, a neuroeconomist at Claremont Graduate University, discusses the role of oxytocin in mammalian social behavior in a 2011 TED Talk. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 1, 2020 Category: Science Tags: Multimedia Source Type: news

The Sound and the Fear
See University of California, Los Angeles, animal behavior researcher Dan Blumstein explain common characteristics of vocalizations that express fearful emotions. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 1, 2020 Category: Science Tags: Multimedia Source Type: news

October 2020 Interactive Crossword Puzzle
Try your hand at a sciency brainteaser. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 1, 2020 Category: Science Tags: Multimedia Source Type: news

The Interfacing Brain
 Watch entrepreneur Connor Russomanno talk about his work on brain-computer interfaces. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 1, 2020 Category: Science Tags: Multimedia Source Type: news

Contribution of the International Consortium on Landslides to the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction: engraining to the Science and Technology Roadmap - Alc ántara-Ayala I, Sassa K.
A year after the establishment of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 (SFDRR), the science and technology community (STC) endorsed in Geneva the UNISDR Science and Technology Roadmap to Support the Implementation of the SFDRR 2015-20... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

T Cells and Neurons Talk to Each Other
Conversations between the immune and central nervous systems are proving to be essential for the healthy social behavior, learning, and memory. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 1, 2020 Category: Science Tags: Features Magazine Issue Source Type: news

Infographic: How Weight Lifting Changes Monkeys' Neural Connections
After weeks of training, the muscles of two macaques exhibited greater responses to stimulation of the reticulospinal tract in the brain stem than they had before, suggesting that strengthening the... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 1, 2020 Category: Science Tags: Infographics Source Type: news

Scientist as Subject
In the past, it was not uncommon for researcher to test their experimental therapeutics and vaccines on themselves. Some even volunteered to be exposed to pathogen-carrying vectors. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 1, 2020 Category: Science Tags: Foundations Source Type: news

Wielding Fear
The primordial emotion is apt to run amok. But harnessing it can lead to responsible behavior and sound thinking. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 1, 2020 Category: Science Tags: Editorial Magazine Issue Source Type: news

Contributors
Meet some of the people featured in the October 2020 issue of The Scientist. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 1, 2020 Category: Science Tags: Contributors Magazine Issue Source Type: news

The Rise of BCI Enables Advances in Neuroscience
A nascent but growing consumer market for brain-computer interface technology is driving the development of sleek new tools for decoding brain activity. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 1, 2020 Category: Science Tags: Bio Business Magazine Issue Source Type: news

The Brain's Immune Cells Stand Sentinel Against Viral Invasion
Some viruses, possibly even SARS-CoV-2, can sneak into the brain through the nose. Recent studies show that microglia are ready for them when they do. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 1, 2020 Category: Science Tags: Notebook Magazine Issue Source Type: news

Neural Connections Bolstered in Monkeys That Lift Weights
A study in two macaques reveals the importance of increasing connectivity between muscles and the reticulospinal tract that runs from the brain stem down the spinal cord. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 1, 2020 Category: Science Tags: The Literature Source Type: news

Opinion: What Animals Can Teach Us About Fear
Fear binds us to our human and nonhuman ancestors. Understanding the emotion can help us grapple with challenges we face today. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 1, 2020 Category: Science Tags: Reading Frames Source Type: news

Infographic: Measurements that Predict People's Behavior
Changes in blood levels of oxytocin and adrenocorticotropic hormone and patterns of neural activity predict how much money people will donate to a cause with high accuracy. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 1, 2020 Category: Science Tags: Infographics Magazine Issue Source Type: news

Ten Minute Sabbatical
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 1, 2020 Category: Science Tags: Speaking of Science Magazine Issue Source Type: news

Timeline: When Bad Research Changes Public Health Strategy
Illinois-based Surgisphere Corporation had a brief moment in the limelight this year following its infamous study of hydroxychloroquine. But the impact of the company ’s deception reverberated across... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 1, 2020 Category: Science Tags: Infographics Magazine Issue Source Type: news

Non-Concussive Head Hits Influence the Brain ’s Microstructure
Comparing the brain scans of high-impact rugby players with those of athletes in noncontact sports, such as rowing and swimming, revealed tiny, yet significant, differences in the brain ’s white... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 1, 2020 Category: Science Tags: The Literature Source Type: news

Clues to the Origin and Function of the Brain ’s Alpha Waves
Patterns of neural activity known as alpha waves, long thought to originate in the thalamus, may actually stem from a different brain region entirely. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 1, 2020 Category: Science Tags: The Literature Source Type: news

Curiosity and Hunger Are Driven by the Same Brain Regions
Researchers tease out the effects of the two cravings by having participants gamble for the chance to satisfy them. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 1, 2020 Category: Science Tags: Notebook Magazine Issue Source Type: news

Infographic: How Cytokines Flow into and out of the Brain
Several routes exist for immune cells to communicate with neurons in the central nervous system, though T cells rarely come in direct contact with neural tissue. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 1, 2020 Category: Science Tags: Infographics Magazine Issue Source Type: news

Opinion: Scientists Must Battle the Disinformation Pandemic
Fighting the spread of an infectious disease goes hand in hand with stemming the dissemination of lies, bad science, and misdirection. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 1, 2020 Category: Science Tags: Critic at Large Magazine Issue Source Type: news

The Surgisphere Scandal: What Went Wrong?
The high-profile retractions of two COVID-19 studies stunned the scientific community earlier this year and prompted calls for reviews of how science is conducted, published, and acted upon. The... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 1, 2020 Category: Science Tags: Features Magazine Issue Source Type: news

Neurological Correlates Allow Us to Predict Human Behavior
A combination of factors, from oxytocin release as an indicator of emotional investment to cortisol and other hormones that correlate with attention, can forecast what people will do after an... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 1, 2020 Category: Science Tags: Features Magazine Issue Source Type: news

Michelle Gray Tracks Huntington ’s in Different Brain Cells
The University of Alabama at Birmingham neuroscientist aims to determine which cells are most important in prompting the disease ’s initiation and progression. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 1, 2020 Category: Science Tags: Scientist to Watch Source Type: news

Do smart assistants need a feminist reboot? Part 2 – podcast
According to aUN study published last year, smart assistants with female voices are often programmed with contrite and demure responses to verbal abuse or harassment, entrenching harmful gender biases. In the second oftwo episodes,Alex Hern takes a look at the sexualisation of female AI and robots, what this means for how we treat them, and asks how we can give them a feminist rebootContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 1, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Presented by Alex Hern and produced by Madeleine Finlay Tags: Science Technology Robots Virtual assistant Smart homes Source Type: news

30.09.20: Bayer to accelerate transformation to address challenging market environment and enable additional growth investments
Bayer to accelerate transformation to address challenging market environment and enable additional growth investmentsAdjusted outlook for 2020 confirmed / 2021 sales expected at approximately 2020 levels despite significant headwinds from COVID-19 pandemic; 2021 core earnings per share expected to be slightly below 2020 levels at constant exchange rates / Lower than expected outlook in the agricultural market likely to lead to mid-to-high single-digit billion-euro non-cash impairment charges in the Crop Science business / Strengthening margin profile and funding of additional investments in innovation and growth through ad...
Source: Bayer IR Newsfeed: Events - October 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Italian senate suspended as lawmakers test positive – as it happened
This blog is now closed. We ’ve launched a new blog at the link below:Coronavirus updates – live12.33amBSTWe ’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest:Related:Coronavirus live news: Madrid lockdown looms; 34m jobs lost in Latin America12.30amBSTMore than a third of UK employers plan to make staff redundant over the next three months, according to research warning of a cascade of job losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic.With a month to go until theend of the government furlough scheme on 31 October, 37% of more than 2,000 managers polled by YouGov said they were likel...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 1, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Murray (now); Amy Walker, Caroline Davies, Haroon Siddique, Ben Doherty and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news UK news Science Infectious diseases US news Australia news Microbiology Medical research Source Type: news

IJC and IJO indexed with SCI
Indian Journal of Cancer and Indian Journal of Orthopaedics are now indexed with Science Citation Index Expanded, Journal Citation Reports and Web of Science.September-2009 (Source: Medknow News)
Source: Medknow News - October 1, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

New peer-reviewed open access journal in Ayurveda
The International Journal for Ayurveda Research (IJAR), a publication of Dept. of AYUSH, Govt. of India, is a quarterly peer-reviewed international journal. This is the first journal from India that can present to the world the wealth of science generated in Ayurveda in the medical schools and research organizations in the country. The journal aims to provide a common platform for publication of research in Ayurveda and to promote research culture among students of Ayurveda. IJAR will update its reader on research in Traditional medicine in the country and abroad. The journal will also have a special section for research s...
Source: Medknow News - October 1, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

IJMM and IJPM included in SCI-E
Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology and Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology have been included for coverage in Science Citation Index Expanded, Journal Citation Reports, and Web of Science by the Thomson Reuters. Both the journals will get official Impact Factor in the year 2011.September-2008 (Source: Medknow News)
Source: Medknow News - October 1, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Two more Medknow journals in SCI
Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology and International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries have been included for coverage in Science Citation Index Expanded, Journal Citation Reports, and Web of Science by the Thomson Reuters. Both the journals will get official Impact Factor in the year 2011.August-2008 (Source: Medknow News)
Source: Medknow News - October 1, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

More journals selected for SCI indexing
Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Journal of Cytology have also been selected by Thomson Reuters for coverage in the following prestigious databases:Science Citation Index ExpandedJournal Citation Reports/Science Edition, & Web of ScienceJune-2008 (Source: Medknow News)
Source: Medknow News - October 1, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Two more Medknow journals enters in SCI
Annals of Thoracic Medicine and Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics have been included for coverage in Science Citation Index Expanded (also known as SciSearch ®), Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition, and Web of Science by the Thomson Reuters.June-2008 (Source: Medknow News)
Source: Medknow News - October 1, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

JETS goes online
Journal of Emergencies Trauma and Shock (JETS) the official journal of the INDO-US Emergency and Trauma Collaborative, is online at www.onlinejets.org. JETS encourages research, education and dissemination of knowledge in the fields of Emergency Medicine, Traumatology and Shock Resuscitation thus promoting translational research by striking a synergy between basic science, clinical medicine and public health.The journal will be published semiannually (June and December) in 2008 and quarterly from 2009 (January, April, July, and October). Articles for the journal can be submitted online from www.journalonweb.com/jets. April...
Source: Medknow News - October 1, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

IJHG gets indexed with SCI-E and WoS
Indian Journal of Human Genetics is now indexed with Web of Science and Science Citation Index Expanded. IJHG is an open access publication of Indian Society of Human Genetics and published 3 times in a year.The journal is the fourth journal from Medknow to be indexed with the Thomson Scientific's databases in the last 2 months. Medknow now has 8 journals indexed with the Thomson Scientific's databases. These journals were being published for a long time, but got indexed by Thomson Scientific and many other international bibliographic databases only recently. This clearly suggests that the better visibility a...
Source: Medknow News - October 1, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Three journals included in Science Citation Index / Science Citation Index Expanded
Three more journals published by Medknow are now part of ISI's Science Citation Index / Science Citation Index Expanded. These areIndian Journal of Pharmacology: included in SCI and Journal Citation Report. It is indexed from 2007 and would get official Impact Factor in 2010.Indian Journal of Ophthalmology and Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology: Included in SCI-E from the year 2008, both these journals would get official Impact Factor for the year 2010October-2007 (Source: Medknow News)
Source: Medknow News - October 1, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Global heating warming up 'nights faster than days'
Effect seen across much of world will have profound consequences, warn scientistsThe climate crisis is heating up nights faster than days in many parts of the world, according to thefirstworldwide assessment of how global heating is differently affecting days and nights.The findings have “profound consequences” for wildlife and their ability to adapt to the climate emergency, the researchers said, and for the ability of people to cool off at night during dangerous heatwaves.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 1, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Damian Carrington Environment editor Tags: Climate change Wildlife Environment Science Animals Plants World news Source Type: news

Tiny Scavenger Cells Help Prevent Overactive Brain Circuits
Immune cells called 'microglia' have been found to be critical in controlling the activity of neurons. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: JV Chamary, Contributor Tags: Science /science Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare technology Source Type: news

Scientists identify unique patterns in Covid-19 transmission in India
The study, published in the journal Science on Wednesday, assessed the disease transmission patterns in 5,75,071 individuals exposed to 84,965 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the two states based on data collected by tens of thousands of contact tracers. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - October 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TRB Announces 25 Minority Student Fellows for 2021
The Transportation Research Board (TRB) today announced the 2021 class of Minority Student Fellows. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - September 30, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Huge Study of Coronavirus Cases in India Offers Some Surprises to Scientists
The rate of death went down in patients over 65. Researchers also found that children of all ages became infected and spread the virus to others. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: your-feed-science Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Contact Tracing (Public Health) Disease Rates Research Andhra Pradesh (India) Tamil Nadu (India) Deaths (Fatalities) Third World and Developing Countries Science (Journal) University of Califor Source Type: news

Yale DOM Covid Explorer offers access to COVID-related hospital data
The open access dataset of COVID-19 patients can be used for hypothesis generation, to support research, and as preliminary data for grant applications. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 30, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Timothy Ray Brown, First Person to Be Cured of HIV, Dies
The AIDS activist, also known as the Berlin patient, represented optimism that scientists could find a way to beat HIV. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - September 30, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Have Questions About Science? Skype A Scientist - It ’s Now That Easy
What began as an exploration to bridge the gap between classrooms and scientists – not to mention build trust between the science community and the public – quickly became an online success for thousands of teachers, parents, and scientists all over the world, for free. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nicole Fisher, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation business pharma Source Type: news

New York City Imposes Fines Of Up To $1,000 For Those Who Refuse To Wear Face Masks
City personnel will hand out free masks. "Our goal, of course, is to give everyone a free face mask and get them to wear it," the mayor said. "We don't want to fine people." (Image credit: Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marisa Pe ñaloza Source Type: news

Play Sports? Don ’t Worry About Coronavirus On Your Equipment
A study on the balls used in sports suggests it should be easy to clean Coronavirus from surfaces. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: JV Chamary, Contributor Tags: Science /science Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Coronavirus technology Source Type: news