3D Printing Prosthetics and Implants With Precision
There’s never been a more exciting time for those who work with 3D scanning and printing technologies. Concepts that have long since been the stuff of science fiction are not only becoming a reality, but they are proving to become vital developments in the world of medtech. The latest of such sci-fi technologies is the introduction of 3D scanning and printing for next-gen prosthetics and custom-made implants. Anatomik Modeling, a company that specializes in designing and developing 3D custom-made implants and prosthetics, has begun to roll out its platform of personalized 3D printed solutions that can be ...
Source: MDDI - January 24, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kristopher Sturgis Tags: 3-D Printing Source Type: news

Study of archaeal cells could teach us more about ourselves
(Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Researchers wanted to better understand the archaeal cell by studying Sulfolobus islandicus, an archaeal microorganism that is found in geothermal hot springs. Their results give insight into archaea's potential shared ancestry with eukaryotes and the evolutionary history of cells, while overturning previously held beliefs about what S. islandicus requires for growth. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 24, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Evolution Education and State Politics
Julie Palakovich Carr A new school year is starting, and if some state legislators have their way, evolution education will be marginalized in the curriculum. In spite of multiple court rulings prohibiting the teaching of creationism in public schools, some lawmakers continue to pursue legislative measures that would challenge the teaching of evolution and other "controversial" scientific subjects. In statehouses around the country, the 2017 legislative session saw a flurry of attacks on science education. Eleven measures that would undermine evolution education were introduced in legislatures in eight states. ...
Source: Washington Watch - January 24, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Julie Palakovich Carr Source Type: news

Life Science Graduates Face Daunting Labor Market
In my position as CEO of a firm employing over 80,000 engineers, I can testify that most were excellent engineers. But the factor that most distinguished those who advanced in the organization was the ability to think broadly and read and write clearly.(Norman Augustine, former chairman and CEO of Lockheed Martin) Biology graduate students have a dizzying array of options after completing their degree, including settling on an initial career path. Although many young biologists hope to make these decisions on the basis of personal preference, changing labor market conditions are likely to influence the decision. The empl...
Source: Washington Watch - January 24, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Julie Palakovich Carr Source Type: news

Essential Ingredients for Sustaining Undergraduate Research Programs
During Nitya Jacob's postdoctoral teaching fellowship, she conducted research with undergraduate students. From then on, the molecular biologist wanted student research to be integral to her career as an educator and scientist. When Jacob took a faculty position at Oxford College of Emory University, the 2-year school had no summer research program for students. To learn more, click here.       (Source: Eye on Education)
Source: Eye on Education - January 24, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: BioScience Source Type: news

How Kindling Catches Flame: U-MD Transforming Undergrad Biology Education
At lunchtime, during a busy fall-semester day at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD), a conference room is soon filled with research and teaching faculty, laboratory instructors, postdoctoral scholars, graduate students, and education specialists. The diverse group gathers in the Biosciences Research Building on a regular basis to focus on one thing: improving students' conceptual understanding of host–pathogen interactions. Find out more here.       (Source: Eye on Education)
Source: Eye on Education - January 24, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: BioScience Source Type: news

Networking to Boost the Skills of Graduate Teaching Assistants
When Elisabeth Schussler arrived at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, (UT) she used her knowledge of evidence-based teaching practices to revise the undergraduate biology laboratory curriculum. Unfortunately, she had little control over how the curriculum was delivered. Many graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) at UT have never taught before their appointment and are neither required nor have the time to attend professional development programs. "Ineffective teaching can derail good curriculum," says Schussler, who is an assistant professor and the director of biology teaching and learning. "If you don'...
Source: Eye on Education - January 24, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: BioScience Source Type: news

AIBS Study on Leading Change in Undergraduate Education
Advancing biology education has always been integral to the mission of the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS). As part of AIBS's long-range planning process, the Education Committee was charged with identifying how this key part of the mission could be fulfilled most effectively. The Committee met in 2011 to discuss priorities for undergraduate biology education, to consider how to leverage efforts across the biological societies, and to identify what niche AIBS is best positioned to fill. In December, the Committee made three recommendations to the Board of Directors, proposing that AIBS develop a prototype...
Source: Eye on Education - January 24, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: BioScience Source Type: news

Discovering the Biology Education Research Community
When Sarah Eddy began work on her doctoral thesis, she assumed that her main contribution would relate to her field of study—behavioral ecology and the sexual selection of salamanders—but one of her more significant discoveries had nothing to do with amphibians and everything to do with what was going on in the classroom. As a graduate teaching assistant at Oregon State University, she realized how important it was to her to see students truly improve their learning. "It was in trying to figure out how to help students achieve more that I discovered education research literature," she explained. Many ...
Source: Eye on Education - January 24, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: BioScience Source Type: news

Collaborations Grow through the Introductory Biology Project
When Elena Bray-Speth, assistant professor of biology at Saint Louis University, presented her case study on the evolution of fur color in mice, little did she know that someone in the audience had developed a case on the very same topic. That person was Jim Smith, principal investigator (PI) of Evo-Ed (http://lbc.msu.edu/evo-ed), a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded project that currently houses four evolutionbased case studies. "Elena and I met just after her session and I showed her our cases," said Smith, who is a professor in the Lyman Briggs College and the Department of Entomology at Michigan State U...
Source: Eye on Education - January 24, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: BioScience Source Type: news

Community Colleges Giving Students a Framework for STEM Careers
Over the coming decade, our country will need one million more science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professionals than was originally projected. That is the conclusion of a February 2012 report, Engage to Excel: Producing One Million Additional College Graduates with Degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/microsites/ostp/pcast-engage-to-excel-final_2-25-12.pdf), presented to President Obama by the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). The report stresses the importance of exciting early on students who are potent...
Source: Eye on Education - January 24, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: BioScience Source Type: news

Training Graduate Students to have Broader Impacts
Learn how the biology department at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign developed a course to teach science communication and outreach to their graduate students in “Amplify the Signal: Graduate Training in Broader Impacts of Scientific Research”, available via Advance Access with a subscription to BioScience.     Related StoriesAttend A ConferenceUnderstanding Teaching PracticesDeveloping an Interdisciplinary Program  (Source: Education Reports)
Source: Education Reports - January 24, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Tags: April/May Source Type: news

Using PULSE Tools for Institutional Change
Is your department engaged in working on broad-scale improvements to improve undergraduate student learning? If so: Visit the new PULSE Community Stories of Change Map for inspiration, motivation, and new connections to others in the PULSE Community who are engaged departmental transformations. Use the PULSE Vision & Change Rubrics with your colleagues as a tool for departmental reflection and also consider entering data about your own life sciences program.     Related StoriesAttend A ConferenceUnderstanding Teaching PracticesDeveloping an Interdisciplinary Program  (Source: Education Reports)
Source: Education Reports - January 24, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Tags: April/May Source Type: news

Supporting Women in STEM Fields
Is your institution interested in creating environments that support the success of women scholars in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields? The StratEGIC Toolkit offers research-based advice about strategic interventions, grounded in the experiences of institutions that have implemented Institutional Transformation projects under the National Science Foundation’s ADVANCE program.     Related StoriesAttend A ConferenceUnderstanding Teaching PracticesDeveloping an Interdisciplinary Program  (Source: Education Reports)
Source: Education Reports - January 24, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Tags: April/May Source Type: news

Developing an Interdisciplinary Program
Join BioQUEST at the new Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory at the University of Delaware from June 21-28 for a week of exploring effective pedagogies to engage undergraduates in quantitative explorations of the natural sciences. BioQUEST workshops are ideal for two- and four-year faculty interested in exploring improved methods for teaching biology and other STEM subjects. For more information, visit Interdisciplinary STEM Education for Millennial Students and be sure to register by the May 9th deadline.     Related StoriesAttend A ConferenceUnderstanding Teaching PracticesSupporti...
Source: Education Reports - January 24, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Tags: April/May Source Type: news

Understanding Teaching Practices
This report represents the collective wisdom of 60 faculty members, evaluators, researchers, and administrators who participated in workshop planning activities.     Related StoriesAttend A ConferenceDeveloping an Interdisciplinary ProgramSupporting Women in STEM Fields  (Source: Education Reports)
Source: Education Reports - January 24, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Tags: April/May Source Type: news

Attend A Conference
2nd Life Discovery-Doing Science Education Conference. “Realizing Vision & Change, Preparing for Next Generation Biology” October 3-4, 2014. San José State University, San José CA. Association for Biology Laboratory Education 36th Annual Meeting. June 17-20, 2014. Eugene, OR Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research National Meeting. July 17-20, 2014. Twin Cities, MN Council for Undergraduate Research 2014 Conference. “Creating Citizens of Tomorrow: Undergraduate Research for All.” June 28-July 1, 2014. Washington, DC     Related Storie...
Source: Education Reports - January 24, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Tags: April/May Source Type: news

New from AIBS
Learn about the USDA’s commitment to improving undergraduate life science education and read about available funding opportunities in The USDA Invests in Biology Education, published in the January issue of BioScience. Read two recent education articles published in BioScience. One provides insights into How Students Think about Experimental Design: Novel Conceptions Revealed by in-Class Activities, by Sarah E. Brownell et al, and the other shares strategies for Improving Higher-Order Thinking and Knowledge Retention in Environmental Science Teaching, by Marion Dresner et al. Find out how the current labor market i...
Source: Education Reports - January 24, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Tags: January/February Source Type: news

Share Your Work
Do you have a teaching resource or program that is suitable, scalable, and adaptable to secondary and post-secondary levels of education in addressing the objectives of both the K12 Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the Vision and Change for Undergraduate Biology Education? Submit your session idea before February 28th to present at the 2nd Annual Life Discovery - Doing Science Conference. The Association for Biology Laboratory Educators is calling for proposals from individuals interested in presenting mini-workshops and posters. Deadlines are March 15th and April 2nd respectively. The National Evolutionary S...
Source: Education Reports - January 24, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Tags: January/February Source Type: news

Networking Opportunities
The Partnership for Undergraduate Life Science Education (PULSE) has over 1200 members! Do you want to network with other PULSErs in your region committed to changing the practices of undergraduate life sciences education? If so, check out the PULSE Community Overview to find people near you. The Biology Teaching Assistant Project (BioTAP) is a new network for individuals who support and provide professional development for graduate teaching assistants. Visit the site to learn about the network and join the BioTAP listerv to share resources and ideas to develop GTA teaching skills to transform introductory courses and tra...
Source: Education Reports - January 24, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Tags: January/February Source Type: news

From AIBS
Are you leading transformations to the undergraduate biology program at your institution? If so, tell AIBS about your role, experiences with leadership development, and further needs by taking the Faculty Leadership Development Survey before November 5th. Do you work with graduate student teaching assistants? Read the latest “Eye on Education” column in BioScience to learn about a new network focused on improving graduate teaching assistants’ professional development and how you can become a part of the network.       (Source: Education Reports)
Source: Education Reports - January 24, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Tags: September/October Source Type: news

Teaching Resources
Do you want to teach about the process of science? Check out the new iTunes “How Science Works” course available now for the iPad. UCMP partnered with the California Academy of Sciences to produce an iTunes U course based on content from the Understanding Science website that provides a dynamic and interactive approach to increase understanding of the nature and process of science. Do you teach plant science? PlantingScience, a collaborative outreach program of 14 scientific organizations led by the Botanical Society of America, has new resources on this growing website, including a downloadable “Plant I...
Source: Education Reports - January 24, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Tags: September/October Source Type: news

Professional Opportunities
Interested in bringing cutting-edge evolutionary science to your school and community? Apply to be a stop on NESCent’s 2014 Darwin Day Roadshow. For more information, please visit roadshow.nescent.org or contact Jory Weintraub (jory at nescent dot org). Deadline is Friday, November 27th. Interested in increasing knowledge and appreciation about insects? The Entomological Society of America and the Entomological Foundation are looking for scientists to help with their free workshop for teachers and an Insect Rodeo in conjunction with their annual meeting November 10-13, 2013 in Austin, Texas. Improve your ability ...
Source: Education Reports - January 24, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Tags: September/October Source Type: news

New Publications and Reports
Teaching about biotechnology? These ActionBioscience.org articles are newly updated, thanks to our NWABR partnership. » Stem Cells for Cell-Based Therapies » Genes and Civil Liberties Find out how changes are being implemented within and among undergraduate life science departments in this month’s Eye on Education column in BioScience. This month’s Education article in BioScience describes how students are Learning to Reason about Ecosystem Dynamics over Time: The Challenges of an Event-Based Causal Focus. Read a new report (PDF) on The Role of Professional Societies in STEM Faculty Workshops p...
Source: Education Reports - January 24, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Tags: March/April Source Type: news

Get Involved
Want to join a community of educators working to support and recognize change within academic departments in undergraduate life sciences education? Join the PULSE community to exchange ideas, provide feedback, and share resources. Do you teach about global change? Take the “Global Change” survey to help UCMP and NSCE get a better sense of how educators view global change, the importance of teaching it, and the resources available for doing so. Do you teach genetics? The American Society for Human Genetics is seeking proposals to investigate research questions related to genetics education in grades 7-20. Exp...
Source: Education Reports - January 24, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Tags: March/April Source Type: news

Exclusive: Up to 250 deaths to be reviewed at surgery crisis trust
An expert panel is reviewing records of hundreds of patients who died after heart surgery at a major teaching trust, whose cardiac unit is grappling with severe quality and culture concerns, HSJ can reveal. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 23, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 4,000 Infected With Lassa Fever Yearly in Nigeria
[This Day] Benin City -A medical practitioner and consultant at Irrua Teaching Hospital, Dr. Abubakar Muhammed, has said that Lassa fever infected 4,000 persons in Nigeria, noting that there was need for more enlightenment on the dangers of the deadly virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

'GMA' January Challenge: Ginger Zee learns how to do the perfect pull-up
Ginger Zee's trainer, Mark Langowski, teaches us how to do a pull-up with perfect form to help Zee meet her 2019 New Year's goals to do eight perfect pull-ups. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Scientists Are Teaching the Body to Accept New Organs
Patients receiving new kidneys and livers must take damaging anti-rejection drugs for the rest of their lives. Now researchers hope to train the immune system instead of just tamping it down. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA Tags: Transplants Kidneys Organ Donation Liver Immune System Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Massachusetts General Hospital University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Pittsburgh (Pa) Source Type: news

Extend article 50 and avoid no-deal Brexit catastrophe
After weeks of fruitlessly flogging the dead horse of a dreadful withdrawal agreement, you’d think the prime minister would want to avoid crashing out of the EU with nothing to show for her efforts. Yet she’s so weak, so fearful of the 100-plus MPs from her own party who want rid of her that she’s repeatedly failed to rule out a no-deal Brexit. And that’s even after suffering the acute embarrassment of the largest government defeat in parliamentary history. The truth is a no-deal Brexit is not a fresh start or a clean break. It’s a looming economic and societal catastrophe that threatens stabi...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 21, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News BREXIT Source Type: news

The centre 'thinks teaching hospitals are fat and rich'
University hospitals face bias from national leaders, and growing challenges from tightening funding and Brexit, their trade body has said. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 21, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

How to break a Brexit deadlock: 'keep going, be flexible ... and listen'
Whether it be a hijack, kidnap or siege situation, negotiation is an art. Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn take noteWestminster is in deadlock. The progress of Theresa May ’s withdrawal agreement has stalled in parliament, where a majority of MPs are opposed to it.Jeremy Corbyn has refused to enter talks with the prime minister until she rules out a no-deal Brexit, a demand she describes as “an impossible condition”. So how do our political representatives get themselves out of this impasse?“Negotiation is an art, not a science,” says Dr J Simon Rofe, a reader in diplomatic and international stud...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 19, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Frances Perraudin Tags: Brexit Politics UK news European Union Jeremy Corbyn Theresa May Psychology Article 50 Foreign policy Source Type: news

A Spartan ’s guide to crushing your 2019 fitness goals
If anyone can teach you how to keep going when the going gets tough, it ’s Joe De Sena, endurance athlete and founder and chief executive of the grueling Spartan obstacle races.De Sena has built a career on challenging people to do the things they think they can ’t, whether it’s racing up and down... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melinda Fulmer Source Type: news

Med-Student Documentation Guidelines Need Careful Implementation Med-Student Documentation Guidelines Need Careful Implementation
New student-documentation guidelines from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) require careful implementation to avoid reductions in meaningful teaching physician involvement, according to a new report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Enhance your Interdisciplinary and Team Science Skills
Reports abound from professional societies, the Academies, government agencies, and researchers calling attention to the fact that science is increasingly an inter-disciplinary, transdisciplinary, inter-institutional, and international endeavor. In short, science has become a “team sport.” There is a real and present need to better prepare scientists for success in this new collaborative environment. The American Institute of Biological Sciences is responding to this call with a new program for scientists, educators, and individuals who work with or participate in scientific teams. Team science is increasingl...
Source: Public Policy Reports - January 17, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

J-PAL and Pratham awarded philanthropic funding toward education systems change
(Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab) On January 15, Co-Impact, a global philanthropic collaborative for systems change, announced a commitment of US$80 million and technical support to five initiatives with proven systems changing strategies in education, health, and economic opportunity. Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) Africa, led jointly by MIT's Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and the Indian NGO Pratham, was selected as one of the five initiatives receiving funding under this commitment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Association of education outside the classroom and pupils' psychosocial well-being: results from a school year implementation - B ølling M, Niclasen J, Bentsen P, Nielsen G.
BACKGROUND: Education Outside the Classroom (EOtC) is a teaching method that is gaining traction, aiming to promote learning and well-being. However, research on the association between EOtC and well-being is limited. METHODS: This quasi-experiment... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Video games can turn university graduates into better employees | Matthew Barr
Video games improve communication, adaptibility and critical thinking – just the attributes that employers are looking forIn recent years, Boris Johnson has excelled at making ignorant pronouncements and illiterate blunders. Fromoffensive remarks on burqas toreciting Kipling in Myanmar and hisludicrous statements on Brexit, Johnson has perfected the art of getting it wrong. It feels like he ’s managed to offend just about everyone. For video game educators like myself, that moment arrived way back in 2006, when Johnson attacked video games as a learning tool.“They [young people] become like blinking lizar...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 16, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Matthew Barr Tags: Universities Education Higher education Games Games consoles Students Lecturers Academics Science Source Type: news

UCLA researcher uses big data to help optimize cancer treatment
UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center Treating cancer is incredibly complex and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. But, there is something that can help physicians create treatments customized for individuals: big data.There ’s an abundance of information being gathered in the health care sector including genome sequencing, tissue imaging, electronic health records and personal health trackers.As director of cancer data science for the  UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Paul Boutros and the other researchers in his laboratory are using big data to help optimize treatment for people, fur...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 16, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Hopkins Nursing—No. 1 for Online Education
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - January 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Sudan: Doctors Strike Against Security Officers' Pursue of Injured Protestors in Hospital
[Radio Dabanga] Omdurman / River Nile -Government forces entered the Omdurman Teaching Hospital and fired live bullets and tear gas in their pursue of wounded protesters on Wednesday. Multiple human rights organisations have condemned the violent actions of the Sudanese regime against the widespread demonstrations in Sudan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
This article from Smithsonian Magazine highlights some titles that you’ll now have access to.   MAR Postings is a comprehensive weekly news series authored by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR) (Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog)
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - January 11, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Kate Flewelling Tags: Blog Education News from NLM/NIH Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Teach Better Money Habits, an AARP Volunteer Benefit
Help older adults learn smart money habits by leading a Finances 50+ workshop with a small group in your community. ... Download and print copies of the Finances 50+ participant guide and volunteer... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - January 11, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Assessing antibiotic stewardship using the surgical site infection prevention bundle
Antibiotic prophylaxis is crucial in head and neck surgery to prevent infection from clean contaminated wounds. Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) guidance, the gold standard of practice, recommends that administration of broad spectrum antibiotics is discontinued after 24 hours post-operation. A three-audit cycle quality improvement project was conducted to assess clinical practice against SIGN guidance at a large London teaching hospital. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wiping out MRSA: effect of introducing a universal disinfection wipe in a large UK teaching hospital.
Contamination of the inanimate environment around patients constitutes an important reservoir of MRSA. This paper describes the effect of introducing a universal disinfection wipe in all wards on the rates of MRSA acquisitions and bacteraemias across a large UK teaching hospital. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: For Better Services, Make Mathari Hospital Autonomous, Says Ouko
[Nation] Mathari Teaching and Referral Hospital in Nairobi should be made semi-autonomous to ensure effective specialised mental health services, Auditor-General Edward Ouko has recommended. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Diabetes: Can we teach the body to heal itself?
In a new study in an animal model, researchers investigate the body's potential to replace insulin-producing cells and thus heal itself of diabetes. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

Teaching chemistry students how to cook? That ’s an experiment I can get behind | Rhik Samadder
Through cooking I have learned a lot about science, despite being a chemistry brain-dud. Maybe it can work the other way aroundImperial College London is including cookery lessons in its chemistry degree courses, starting this September. The Introduction to Culinary Practice module, created in collaboration with the chef Jozef Youssef from the Basque Culinary Centre, will allow students to“experience the ambiguities and challenges of translating written instructions into action” (AKA “following a recipe”). There are several reasons why I think this is a great idea, only some of which hold academic w...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 8, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Rhik Samadder Tags: Chemistry Education Science Food Source Type: news

In VR boys learn best when the teacher is a drone -- girls lean better from virtual Marie
(University of Copenhagen) The teacher is just as important in a virtual learning environment as in a normal classroom, but a new study shows that boys and girls differ greatly in terms of how they learn best: Boys learn best when their virtual teacher comes in the form of a drone, while girls get more knowledge from VR-teaching when they are taught by a young, female researcher-type named Marie. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Teaching about the Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons to three generations - Ashford MW, Down J.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news