Overcome These Market Access Challenges
Market access for medical device and diagnostics manufacturers is more difficult than ever. New global compliance requirements and payer demands for more detailed information compel companies to be as good at communicating the value and safety of their products as they are at developing them. In Europe, the new Medical Device Regulations (MDR) will soon require medical device and diagnostics companies to provide stronger clinical evidence on the efficacy, safety, and net worth of their products—a notable change to the basic requirements of the past. In addition, data requirements for market access vary co...
Source: MDDI - September 23, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Seth Goldenberg and Kevin Liang Tags: Business Source Type: news

Mallinckrodt Announces Positive Top-line Results from Pivotal Phase 3 Clinical Trial of StrataGraft(R) Regenerative Tissue in Patients with Deep Partial-thickness Thermal Burns
Study met both co-primary endpoints with high statistical significance, demonstrating autograft sparing and durable wound closure at three months with StrataGraft Company plans to submit Biologics License Application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administra... Regenerative Medicine Mallinckrodt, StrataGraft, regenerative tissue, burn wounds (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Options for Publishing Research Without Any P-values Options for Publishing Research Without Any P-values
This article presents statistical approaches that can be used instead of (or in addition to) P-values in designing and presenting clinical research.European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Investigation of the consequences of the modifiable areal unit problem in macroscopic traffic safety analysis: a case study accounting for scale and zoning - Briz-Red ón Á, Martínez-Ruiz F, Montes F.
Traffic safety analysis at the macroscopic level usually relies on previously defined areal traffic analysis zones (TAZs) that are used as the units of investigation. Hence, statistical inference is made on the basis of such units, implying that the consid... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Ski injury predictive analytics from massive ski lift transportation data - Deliba šić B, Radovanović S, Jovanovic M, Obradović Z, Suknović M.
Ski injury research is traditionally studied on small-scale observational studies where risk factors from univariate and multivariate statistical models are extracted. In this article, a large-scale ski injury observational study was conducted by analyzing... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Recreational and Sports Issues Source Type: news

Bayesian hierarchical statistics for traffic safety modelling and forecasting - Alkheder S, Al-Rashidi M.
In this study, a Bayesian hierarchical model was util... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

‘ I Am Worried There Will Be Fewer Of Us, ’ Says Campaigner Against Down Syndrome Test
(CNN) — Natalie Dedreux has spent months campaigning against a plan to make a blood test for Down syndrome free in Germany. While its proponents say the prenatal test is a safer alternative to current procedures and should be available to everyone, Dedreux believes it will lead to people like her being “sorted out.” Dedreux, a 20-year aspiring journalist from Cologne, has the condition. “I am worried that if pregnant women find out their baby has Down syndrome, they will decide against us …. because they are scared,” she wrote on her blog. She has attended protests against the plan and ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Down Syndrome Source Type: news

Corrigendum to "Exposure to weapon pictures and subsequent aggression during adolescence" [Pers. Individ. Dif. 90 (2016) 113-118] - Zhang Q, Tian JJ, Cao J, Zhang DJ, Rodkin P.
The authors regret that a number of errors occurred in the statistical reporting of this manuscript "Exposure to weapon pictures and subsequent aggression during adolescence" were reported incorrectly. We sincerely apologize and describe the specific repor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Rates of Drug Overdose Deaths Involving Heroin, by Race/Ethnicity - National Vital Statistics System, United States, 1999-2017
From 1999 to 2005, the overall age-adjusted rate of drug overdose deaths involving heroin in the United States remained stable at approximately 0.7 deaths per 100,000 population. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - September 19, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Overdose Race and Ethnicity Substance Use and Abuse Death Rates Source Type: news

U.S. FDA Approves Supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for ERLEADA ® (apalutamide) for the Treatment of Patients with Metastatic Castration-Sensitive Prostate Cancer (mCSPC)
Phase 3 TITAN is the first registrational study to achieve statistical significance in dual primary endpoints of overall survival and radiographic progression-free survival in patients with mCSPC regardless of extent of disease (Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Presepsin as a diagnostic marker of sepsis in children and adolescents: a systemic review and meta-analysis
Early diagnosis of sepsis in pediatric patients is vital but remains a major challenge. Previous studies showed that presepsin is potentially a reliable diagnostic biomarker for sepsis in adult and neonates. However, there is no pooled analysis of its efficacy as a diagnostic biomarker for sepsis in children. The aims of the present meta-analysis were to assess the overall diagnostic accuracy of presepsin in pediatric sepsis and compare it to those for C-reactive protein (CRP) and procalcitonin (PCT). Currently available evidence indicates that presepsin has higher sensitivity and diagnostic accuracy, but lower specificity...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Software Developer - Full time, permanent
Specifications: Full Time, permanentLocation: Copenhagen, Denmark (work permit required)ApplicationClosing Date: 13th October 2019 (12 Midnight GMT)Are you passionate about software, do you have a quality-focused mind-set and drive to make a difference for health care world-wide? We are a global organization that strives to inform health-care decisions every day. Our development team is located in Copenhagen and supports the process of creating systematic reviews through a web-based application.“Cochrane summarizes the findings so people making important decisions – you, your doctor, the people who write medica...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 19, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

CareDx Enrolls First Patient in OKRA Registry
CareDx has enrolled the first patient in the Outcomes of KidneyCare in Renal Allografts (OKRA) registry. There will be about 4,000 patients in the Brisbane, CA-based company’s registry, which is statistically powered to determine the use of KidneyCare and provide real-world data on the use of KidneyCare and AlloSure. OKRA targets more than 50 transplant centers and will enroll 1,500 newly transplanted patients, complementing the Kidney Outcomes Allograft Registry (KOAR) with 1,500 patients, matching both arms with 1,000 control patients. “Data on 4,000 patients provides the ultimate regi...
Source: MDDI - September 18, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

YSM researcher explores the genetic origins of sex differences in disease
Statistical geneticist Dr. Hongyu Zhao has collected preliminary data to suggest that genetic pathways may relate to some diseases differently in women and men. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 18, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Teen e-cigarette use doubles since 2017
Photo by© iStock/BackyardProduction Data from the 2019 Monitoring the Future Survey of eighth, 10th and 12th graders show alarmingly high rates of e-cigarette use compared to just a year ago, with rates doubling in the past two years. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, scientists who... (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - September 18, 2019 Category: Addiction Tags: Monitoring the Future, Parents, Students, Teachers, Teens, Tobacco, Trends and Statistics Source Type: news

Combo Therapy No Better Than Surgery Alone for Incontinence Combo Therapy No Better Than Surgery Alone for Incontinence
Adding combination therapy to midurethral sling surgery in women with mixed urinary incontinence was not statistically significantly better compared with surgery alone, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Healthiest Employers: Mercy Health's 'Be Well' program reducing disease rates in employees
A priority area this year for Mercy Health was the health and well-being of their physicians. The health system has more than 27,000 employees and more than 600 points of access across Ohio and Kentucky. "Studies show the mental and emotional impact of practicing medicine," said Becky Mercado, well-being and recognition operations partner. She said some statistics show 46 percent of phys icians suffer burnout; 10 percent to 12 percent will suffer an addiction; and 12 percent to 18 percent deal… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 17, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: DBJ Staff Source Type: news

Pediatric nonsuicidal self-injury: a call to action for inpatient staff training - Pluhar E, Freizinger MB, Nikolov RN, Burton ET.
The rising prevalence of nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) in pediatric populations along with the recent inclusion of NSSI as a condition for further study in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) have increased the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Speed-density functional relationship for heterogeneous traffic data: a statistical and theoretical investigation - Gaddam HK, Rao KR.
This study is an attempt to establish a suitable speed-density functional relationship for heterogeneous traffic on urban arterials. The model must reproduce the traffic behaviour on traffic stream and satisfy all static and dynamic properties of speed-flo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Sherman Park building to become hub of services for African Americans
A foreclosed building in Milwaukee ’s Sherman Park neighborhood could reopen within about four months as a clearinghouse of health and employment services for African-American residents.  “What we’re attempting to create is a clearinghouse of information and resources that can help us turn around these statistics that are giv ing us the distinction for being the worst place in America for African-American men, women and children to live,” said Ald. Khalif Rainey. The center would be in a… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 13, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sean Ryan Source Type: news

FDA OKs Tenapanor for IBS With Constipation in Adults FDA OKs Tenapanor for IBS With Constipation in Adults
Two phase 3 trials demonstrated a statistically significant reduction in constipation and abdominal pain in adults with IBS-C treated with tenapanor.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - September 13, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Rates of Suicide, by State- National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2017
In 2017, the U.S. age-adjusted suicide rate was 14.0 per 100,000 population. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - September 12, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Suicide Death Rates Source Type: news

Veterinarians Face Unique Issues That Make Suicide One of the Profession ’s Big Worries
Dr. Will McCauley had just finished his shift at a small Dallas animal clinic when he went home, fed his pet pot-bellied pig and then held a loaded handgun to his head. The 33-year-old veterinarian was wracked with student debt and worn down by the daily demands at work, which included euthanizing dogs and cats and being vilified by pet owners for not meeting their expectations. “I was tired in this miserable state of mind,” he says. “It just drained me so much.” For reasons he attributes to either fear or hope, McCauley didn’t kill himself that summer day in 2016, and he quit his job later th...
Source: TIME: Health - September 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Chan Tags: Uncategorized animals health Suicide suicide prevention Source Type: news

An iceberg forecast approach based on a statistical ocean current model - Andersson LE, Scibilia F, Imsland L.
This article proposes a statistical model for short-term iceberg drift forecasts by transforming the problem of forecasting the iceberg velocity into a problem of forecasting the ocean current velocity. A Vector-autoregression model is identified using his... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

The "less-than-lethal weapons effect"--introducing TASERs to routine police operations in England and Wales: a randomized controlled trial - Ariel B, Lawes D, Weinborn C, Henry R, Chen K, Brants Sabo H.
We used a randomized controlled trial to test the effect of mass deployment of TASERs on policing. The findings show that the presence of a TASER is causally linked to statistically significant increases in the use of force more generally--a 48% higher inc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Progenics Collaborates with Veterans Affairs on AI Research Program for Medical Image Analysis
A close collaboration between the Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VAGLAHS) and Progenics Pharmaceuticals will focus on the development and validation of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms in medical images for disease management for veterans with prostate cancer. “The promise of AI in healthcare, specifically in this collaboration, is to increase the quality of care while driving down costs,” said Aseem Anand, PhD, vice president and site manager of EXINI Diagnostics, in an interview with MD+DI. EXINI Diagnostics, recently acquired by Progenics, ...
Source: MDDI - September 11, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: Business Source Type: news

Remember when the media claimed that infectious disease outbreaks at migrant detention centers was "fake news?" Nope, they're very real
(Natural News) It’s no secret that the mainstream media has been desperately trying to hide the fact that illegal aliens entering the United States often bring with them the very same infectious diseases for which health authorities are pushing to have Americans forcibly vaccinated. And new statistics once again show, despite their political incorrectness, that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

On the definition of design values for loads on silos and tanks - Nielsen J, Rotter JM.
Silos and tanks are both industrial storage containers, so it may be imagined that they can be treated in a common manner for structural design. However, the statistical base of reliability theory shows that tanks are exceptionally invariant in their loadi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Increased sensitivity to traumatic axonal injury on postconcussion diffusion tensor imaging scans in National Football League players by using premorbid baseline scans - Niogi SN, Luther N, Kutner K, Shetty T, McCrea HJ, Barnes R, Weiss L, Warren RF, Rodeo SA, Zimmerman RD, Tsiouris AJ, Hartl R.
OBJECTIVE: Statistical challenges exist when using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) to assess traumatic axonal injury (TAI) in individual concussed athletes. The authors examined active professional American football players over a 6-year time period to stud... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Minority paradoxes: ethnic differences in self-reported offending and official crime statistics - Leerkes A, Martinez R, Groeneveld P.
Immigrants and their native-born children tend to be overrepresented among crime suspects in Europe. Using a representative Dutch survey, we examine whether inhabitants of Turkish and Moroccan origin also self-report more crimes than the native Dutch. In a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Ghana: Need to Provide Cure for Heart Diseases
[Ghanaian Times] Statistics available indicate that close to 7,000 children suffer congenital heart diseases every year in Ghana, with only 0.5 per cent chance of receiving treatment within two years after birth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The effect of socioeconomic status on severe traumatic injury: a statistical analysis - Popal Z, Berkeveld E, Ponsen KJ, Goei H, Bloemers FW, Zuidema WP, Giannakopoulos GF.
PURPOSE: The amount of studies performed regarding a link between socioeconomic status (SES) and fatal outcome after traumatic injury is limited. Most research is focused on work-related injuries without taking other important characteristics into account.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Crossing violations at traffic intersections with red light cameras in Dubai: a prospective study - Bendak S, Alsharif FA.
Crossing red lights at intersections are serious violations and can lead to severe consequences. Official statistics show that Dubai experienced 46% of road traffic crashes due to red light crossing in the United Arab Emirates in 2016. With the lack of pub... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

How Good are Masks for Preventing Infection?
Discussion With continued exposure to respiratory pathogens and the emergence of novel respiratory pathogens, personal protective equipment (PPE) and procedures are important for decreasing occupational exposure to respiratory pathogens. PPE and procedures are particularly important when anti-infective treatments or vaccination are unavailable or have limited effectiveness. Medical masks are “[a]lso known as a surgical or procedure mask. As personal protective equipment, a facial mask is intended to protect caregivers and health-care workers against droplet-transmitted pathogens, or to serve as part of facial protect...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 9, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Utilizing Inventive Biostatistical Methods to Enhance Rare Disease...
Each rare disease presents unique challenges for researchers when it comes to designing clinical trials. There are myriad statistical methods to help minimize risk and maximize value, but these may be...(PRWeb September 09, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/utilizing_inventive_biostatistical_methods_to_enhance_rare_disease_trials_upcoming_webinar_hosted_by_xtalks/prweb16556207.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - September 9, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Upcoming Webinar on Customizing Clinical Metadata Repositories and...
Clinical data is growing in volume and variability, fueling the requirement for robust data management solutions. Combining a statistical computing environment (SCE) with a clinical metadata...(PRWeb September 09, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/upcoming_webinar_on_customizing_clinical_metadata_repositories_and_statistical_computing_environments_hosted_by_xtalks/prweb16556243.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - September 9, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Descriptive analysis and earthquake prediction using boxplot interpretation of soil radon time series data - Tareen ADK, Nadeem MSA, Kearfott KJ, Abbas K, Khawaja MA, Rafique M.
Correlation of radon anomalies with meteorological parameters and earthquake occurrence has been reported in many studies. This paper reports descriptive statistical analysis and boxplot contingent earthquake prediction based upon soil radon time series da... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

How does drivers' visual search change as a function of experience? A systematic review and meta-analysis - Robbins C, Chapman P.
Novice drivers are statistically over-represented in reported road crashes, with recent evidence suggesting that some of this increased crash involvement may be a result of limitations in their cognitive processing. Such processing has typically been measu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Mortality pattern trends and disparities among Chinese from 2004 to 2016 - Zhu J, Cui L, Wang K, Xie C, Sun N, Xu F, Tang Q, Sun C.
BACKGROUND: With the changes in environmental, medical technique, population structure and national health projects, human mortality rates have undergone great changes all over the world. According to "World Health Statistics 2016: Monitoring Health for th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Dental statistics broken down by practice for the first time
The latest statistics about patients treated by NHS dentists are broken down to dental practice level for the first time. The report from NHS Digital shows that half of all adults in England saw an NHS dentist in the two years to June 2019, a slight decrease on the same period to June 2018. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 7, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

If We Want to Address the Crisis of Veteran Suicide, We Must Acknowledge Its History
In 2018, 33-year-old American Marine veteran Justin Miller died by suicide in the parking lot of the very organization he had turned to for help. After four days in the Minneapolis Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospital, Miller had been released and immediately took his own life. Between October 2017 and November 2018, 18 additional suicides were recorded on VA campuses around the country. As recently as Aug. 7, 2019, another veteran took his own life in a VA parking lot. These types of deaths are not limited to the United States. In December of 2018, a public mass vigil in Britain remembered 70 Scottish veterans who...
Source: TIME: Health - September 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Simon Harold Walker Tags: Uncategorized health Military Opinion Source Type: news

Better health at lower costs: Why the U.S. needs value-based care now – a viewpoint
Health care spending in the United States ballooned from about 5% of the total economy in 1960 to nearly 18% in 2016, currently totaling upwards of $3.5 trillion annually.1 Perhaps the most telling statistic: We spend two to three times more than most developed countries each year, yet achieve worse results.2 And all of us shoulder that burden. Navigating a complex health care system can be a daunting task for anyone. Add financial, behavioral or other barriers to the mix, and it can be extremely… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Aetna Source Type: news

QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates for Parkinson Disease Among Adults Aged ≥65 Years - National Vital Statistics System, United States, 1999-2017
From 1999 to 2017, age-adjusted death rates for Parkinson disease among adults aged ≥65 years increased from 41.7 to 65.3 per 100,000 population. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - September 5, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Death Rates Source Type: news

Microbusinesses Spent $4.8 Billion on R & D Performance in the United States in 2016, According to New Survey
Small businesses contribute to the U.S. economy by bringing growth and innovation and by being more adaptable to changes in the economy. Although extensive research has been done on small businesses—sometimes defined as fewer than 250 or 500 employees—very little is known about microbusinesses, businesses with one to four employees. This InfoBrief provides new information on microbusinesses and their research and development activities, strategies, and drivers of competitiveness. Data are from the Microbusiness R&D and Innovation Survey, developed and cosponsored by the National Center for Science and Engin...
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - September 5, 2019 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Microbusinesses Spent $ 4.8 Billion on R & D Performance in the United States in 2016, According to New Survey
Small businesses contribute to the U.S. economy by bringing growth and innovation and by being more adaptable to changes in the economy. Although extensive research has been done on small businesses — sometimes defined as fewer than 250 or 500 employees — very little is known about microbusinesses, businesses with one to four employees. This InfoBrief provides new information on microbusinesses and their research and development activities, strategies, and drivers of competitiveness. Data are from the Microbusiness R&D and Innovation Survey, developed and cosponsored by the National Center for Science and E...
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - September 5, 2019 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Microbusiness R & D and Innovation: 2016
The Microbusiness R&D and Innovation Survey (BRDI-M) collected research and development and other innovation-related data from a sample of independent U.S. small businesses. The survey was conducted by the Census Bureau in partnership with the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics within the National Science Foundation. Results will be used to assess research and development and other innovation-related data among the smallest businesses in the United States. (Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources)
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - September 5, 2019 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Microbusiness R & D and Innovation : 2016
The Microbusiness R&D and Innovation Survey ( BRDI-M ) collected research and development and other innovation-related data from a sample of independent U.S. small businesses. The survey was conducted by the Census Bureau in partnership with the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics within the National Science Foundation. Results will be used to assess research and development and other innovation-related data among the smallest businesses in the United States. (Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources)
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - September 5, 2019 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

In Uganda, One Teen Tackles the Stigma of Violence Against Women
By Irene Mirembe, Knowledge management manager, IntraHealth International.September 06, 2019Regina Nadim is an 18-year-old survivor of gender-based violence (GBV) who now uses her story to encourage other girls to seek support in Uganda’s Moroto District.As a young girl in rural Karamoja, Regina never went to school and had no social or economic support.“My parents could not afford school fees,’’ Regina says. " They only saw me as a source of labor and a dowry. There was no one to help me and it was difficult to find odd jobs. "Regina’s story is typical for a Karamojong girl from a...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Family Planning & Reproductive Health HIV AIDS Community Engagement Gender Equality Youth Community Health Workers Source Type: news

Boltzmann generators: Sampling equilibrium states of many-body systems with deep learning
Computing equilibrium states in condensed-matter many-body systems, such as solvated proteins, is a long-standing challenge. Lacking methods for generating statistically independent equilibrium samples in "one shot," vast computational effort is invested for simulating these systems in small steps, e.g., using molecular dynamics. Combining deep learning and statistical mechanics, we developed Boltzmann generators, which are shown to generate unbiased one-shot equilibrium samples of representative condensed-matter systems and proteins. Boltzmann generators use neural networks to learn a coordinate transformation o...
Source: ScienceNOW - September 5, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Noe, F., Olsson, S., Köhler, J., Wu, H. Tags: Computers, Mathematics, Online Only, Physics r-articles Source Type: news