Road networks structure analysis: a preliminary network science-based approach - Reza S, Ferreira MC, Machado JJM, Tavares JMRS.
Road network studies attracted unprecedented and overwhelming interest in recent years due to the clear relationship between human existence and city evolution. Current studies cover many aspects of a road network, for example, road feature extraction from... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 6, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Biden has $52 billion for semiconductors. Today, work begins to spend that windfall
President Biden is touting new semiconductor investments in New York today. Back at the White House, a new team is meeting with cabinet members to work out how to spend $52 billion from Congress.(Image credit: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 6, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Franco Ordo ñez Source Type: news

Why is the government in Iran shutting down the internet? – podcast
On 13 September Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish woman, was arrested in Tehran for allegedly violating Iran ’s hijab rules. Three days later she was dead. Since then, videos of anti-regime demonstrations and acts of resistance have gone viral – leading the government to block internet access in parts of Tehran and Kurdistan.Madeleine Finlay speaks to Azadeh Akbari about why Mahsa Amini ’s death has sparked so much anger, and hears from Alp Toker about how governments and regimes around the world are able to limit internet access.Archive: BBC News, CBS MorningsContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 6, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Presented by Madeleine Finlay, produced by Jacqui Wakefield with additional production by Madeleine Finlay, sound design by Tony Onuchukwu and the executive producer was Max Sanderson Tags: Iran Internet Technology Source Type: news

InnovationRx: Medicare Advantage Plans Are Expanding; Plus: A Medtech Billionaire
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Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 6, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alex Knapp, Forbes Staff Tags: Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Science /science Coronavirus Editors' Pick editors-pick Source Type: news

Children of mothers who eat junk food more likely to be overweight – study
Higher obesity risk linked to maternal diet of ultra-processed food is not affected by other lifestyle factors, US researchers sayChildren of mothers who consume ultra-processed foods such as ready meals, sugary cereals and biscuits are more likely to grow up overweight or obese, a study suggests.The link between a mother ’s diet and her child’s obesity risk is independent of other lifestyle risk factors, including the child’s own consumption of ultra-processed food, according to the research. The findings are published in the BMJ.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 5, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Gregory Health editor Tags: Obesity US news World news Society Food Health Medical research Source Type: news

Toxic air pollution particles found in lungs and brains of unborn babies
Particles breathed by mothers pass to their vulnerable foetuses, with potentially lifelong consequencesToxic air pollution particles have been found in the lungs, livers and brains of unborn babies, long before they have taken their first breath. Researchers said their “groundbreaking”discovery was “very worrying”, as the gestation period of foetuses is the most vulnerable stage of human development.Thousands of black carbon particles were found in each cubic millimetre of tissue, which were breathed in by the mother during pregnancy and then passed through the bloodstream and placenta to the foetus.Continue readin...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 5, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Damian Carrington Environment editor Tags: Air pollution Pregnancy Environment Parents and parenting Health & wellbeing Science UK news Source Type: news

Uganda experience proves transformative for midwifery students
A four-week trip to Atiak, Uganda led by Yale Nursing ’s Michelle Telfer provided an opportunity for YSN students to understand the full scope of midwifery care. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 5, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Three ‘click chemistry’ scientists share Nobel prize
Carolyn Bertozzi, Morten Meldal and double winner Barry Sharpless devised way to click molecules togetherThree scientists who fuelled a revolution in chemistry by devising a way to “click” molecules together like Lego bricks, even inside living organisms, have been awarded the 2022 Nobel prize in chemistry.Carolyn Bertozzi, at Stanford University, Morten Meldal, at the University of Copenhagen, and K Barry Sharpless, from Scripps Research in California, were honoured for finding and exploiting elegant and efficient chemical reactions to create complex molecules for the pharmaceutical industry, mapping DNA and making de...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 5, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Nobel prizes Chemistry Science World news People in science Medical research Science prizes Source Type: news

Do you still need chemo for breast cancer?
Some breast cancer patients are getting less chemo — or bypassing it — resulting in less anxiety, fewer side effects, and better outcomes. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 5, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

NSF Invests to Improve Undergraduate STEM Education at Hispanic-Serving Institutions
As the nation celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, the U.S. National Science Foundation ' s Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program has awarded 48 grants to Hispanic-serving institutions in Fiscal Year 2022 … (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - October 5, 2022 Category: Science Authors: NSF Source Type: news

Sexual harassment: How do we decrease it in the biomedical field?
A new study explores training interventions to decrease sexual harassment in biomedical research and improve the retention of women in science. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 5, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New drug could be ‘gamechanger’ for chronic cough sufferers
Lung doctor says Gefapixant could be first new treatment for condition to be approved in UK for more than 50 yearsA new drug to treat chronic coughs could be a “gamechanger” treatment for the thousands of Britons who cough uncontrollably, many times a day.Prof Surinder Birring, a leading lung doctor, has led aglobal trial that found Gefapixant reduces a person ’s coughing by up to 60% and brings some relief to 70% of those who take it.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 5, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Denis Campbell Health policy editor Tags: Health policy Pharmaceuticals industry Medical research Science NHS Doctors Source Type: news

Foods Rich In Omega-3s May Boost Middle-Aged Brain Health, Research Finds
Higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids —which are found in salmon and sardines—were linked to better cognitive function and brain structure for those in their 40s and 50s, according to a study. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 5, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Madeline Halpert, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Science /science Breaking breaking-news Source Type: news

NSF congratulates laureates of the 2022 Nobel Prize in chemistry
The U.S. National Science Foundation congratulates Carolyn Bertozzi, Morten Meldal and K. Barry Sharpless on their 2022 Nobel Prize in chemistry. Their breakthrough discoveries transformed the field by enabling new ways to create complex molecules … (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - October 5, 2022 Category: Science Authors: NSF Source Type: news

Department of Energy requires plans to promote diversity from grant applicants
Researchers seeking funding from the United States’s single biggest funder of the physical sciences will now have to think about how they can structure their own efforts to promote greater participation by researchers and students of color and from other underrepresented groups. This week, the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Science, which has an annual budget of $7.5 billion, announced on its website that researchers responding to funding opportunities, including those at the office’s 10 national laboratories, must include a Promoting Inclusive and Equitable Research (PIER) Plan in their a...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 5, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news