Coronavirus outbreak's impact on St. Louis-area universities expands
While there currently are no known cases in St. Louis of the new coronavirus identified late last year in China, St. Louis-area universities are feeling the impact as the outbreak continues to spread. First identified in December in Wuhan, China, the new COVID-19 respiratory disease has been detected in 37 locations internationally, including in the United States, according to a Tuesday update by the Centers for Disease Control, which warned that the spread of the coronavirus was inevitable in the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Diana Barr Source Type: news

Coronavirus outbreak's impact on St. Louis-area universities expands
While there currently are no known cases in St. Louis of the new coronavirus identified late last year in China, St. Louis-area universities are feeling the impact as the outbreak continues to spread. First identified in December in Wuhan, China, the new COVID-19 respiratory disease has been detected in 37 locations internationally, including in the United States, according to a Tuesday update by the Centers for Disease Control, which warned that the spread of the coronavirus was inevitable in the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 26, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Diana Barr Source Type: news

First Iraqis catch coronavirus amid fear of Iran epidemic spillover
Iraq shut schools and universities on Tuesday and told citizens to avoid mass gatherings, as it rushed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus from its neighbor Iran, hit by what appeared to be the worst outbreak outside of China. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The Coalition wants to turn scientists into lapdogs – and muzzle climate research in the process | Paul Willis
Political interference in scientific research has been weaponised during the past decade, and we are all suffering the consequencesPolicies matter. Good policies lead to good outcomes, while bad policies can lead to disaster. But what about where there is no policy, or a policy that is incohesive and incomplete? We only need to look at the state of science research policy in Australia to find out.Scientific research in Australia has always suffered from political influence, because research in Australia is heavily dependent on federal government funding. But political interference in scientific research has been weaponised...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Paul Willis Tags: Research funding Science Australian politics Australia news Climate change Coalition Education Environment Australian universities Higher education Tony Abbott Australian education Source Type: news

Childhood eczema cannot be prevented by daily moisturiser use, study finds
(University of Nottingham) Using moisturisers on newborn babies does not prevent eczema as previously thought, according to a major new study. The Barrier Enhancement for Eczema Prevention study (BEEP), which is published today in The Lancet, was led by experts from the School of Medicine at the University of Nottingham, with contributions from Imperial College London and the Universities of Bristol, Dundee, East Anglia, and Sheffield. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

President Slashes USGS Funding by 24 percent
Under President Trump’s budget request for fiscal year (FY) 2021, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) would be funded at $971.2 million, a 24 percent cut from the FY 2020 level enacted by Congress. The budget once again proposes to consolidate the agency’s seven mission areas into five new mission areas to “better address stakeholder priorities.” The five new mission areas would be: Ecosystems, Energy and Mineral Resources, Natural Hazards, Water Resources, and Core Science Systems. Programs formerly under the Environmental Health area would be moved into the Ecosystems mission area and prog...
Source: Public Policy Reports - February 18, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

South West to host Europe's largest Arm supercomputer
The region's leading universities, the GW4 Alliance, together with the Met Office, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), and partners, have been awarded £ 4.1 million by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to create Isambard 2, the largest Arm-based supercomputer in Europe. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 17, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, Research; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Maths; Press Release Source Type: news

Mortality from all causes over 40% higher in female domestic abuse survivors
(University of Warwick) Women who have experienced domestic abuse appear to be more than 40% more likely to die from any cause compared to the general population, a study led by the Universities of Warwick and Birmingham suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why UK universities are courting overseas investors
There are plenty of discoveries to bring to market but domestic funding has been squeezed (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Religiosity as a mediating factor in alcohol use and alcohol related problems among students attending a historically black college (HBCU) - Bagasra A, Holzhausen K, Mackinem MB.
Previous research suggests that students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) frequently have lower rates of drinking and alcohol-related problems. The etiology of such findings is still under debate although some research has suggested ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Mumps WARNING as cases hit 10 year high – with majority not having MMR jab
CASES of mumps have hit a 10-year high and rose four-fold in one year. Health experts reported 5,042 incidents in England last year, with many of the outbreaks in universities and colleges. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doping in sports among Malaysian universities athlete: survey of the knowledge, beliefs, and perception during Malaysian universities games in Kuala Lumpur 2014 - Jaafar Z, Wan Hamat NH.
The objective of this study is to determine current perceived doping and anti-doping climate in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Coronavirus Forces Foreign Students in China to Choose: Stay or Go
As Americans and others flee Chinese universities, the crisis is severing ties that have historically brought the country closer to the rest of the world. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Stevenson Tags: China United States International Relations Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Colleges and Universities International Study and Teaching Source Type: news

As Foreigners Flee China, Pakistan Tells Its Citizens to Stay
Pakistan has refused to evacuate 800 citizens in Wuhan, fearing an outbreak at home. Some stuck in the hot zone worry they are part of a larger geopolitical game. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maria Abi-Habib Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Viruses Epidemics Evacuations and Evacuees Colleges and Universities Hubei Province (China) Pakistan Source Type: news

Employing the right annual data collection efforts to combat IPV on college campuses - Gonzalez-Pons KM, Gallegos ID, Graves SL, Frost CJ.
Present data collection efforts to identify and address intimate partner violence on college campuses and universities are flawed. Traditional methods utilized to report on intimate partner violence on campus, including Campus Climate Surveys and Clery Act... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Universities deny plans to put international students in coronavirus quarantine
Group of Eight universities dismiss reports they will quarantine students from China on regional campusesAustralia ’s eight most prominent universities have dismissed media reports that they are planing to quarantine international students on regional campuses as a result of thefederal government ’s travel ban.Since 1 February foreign nationals have beenbarred from entering Australia within 14 days of leaving China, as a result of the novel coronavirus outbreak.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 7, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Naaman Zhou Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Australia news Infectious diseases Australian universities Science Australian education Australian politics Source Type: news

Biodiversity yields financial returns
(ETH Zurich) Farmers could increase their revenues by increasing biodiversity on their land. This is the conclusion reached by an interdisciplinary research team including the fields of agricultural sciences, ecology and economics at ETH Zurich and other universities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 7, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Universities, Including in Arkansas, Cancel Study-Abroad Programs Amid Virus
At the University of Arkansas, where China has been a popular destination for business students, about 60 students who had been planning to travel there in May saw their programs canceled. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 6, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

The Coronavirus Outbreak Could Derail Xi Jinping ’s Dreams of a Chinese Century
It took eight hours for a doctor to see Wu Chen’s mother after she arrived at the hospital. Eight days later, she was dead. The doctor was “99% sure” she had contracted the mysterious pneumonia-like illness sweeping China’s central city of Wuhan, Wu says, but he didn’t have the testing kit to prove it. And despite the 64-year-old’s fever and perilously low oxygen levels, there was no bed for her. Wu tried two more hospitals over the next week, but all were overrun. By Jan. 25, her mother was slumped on the tile floor of an emergency room, gasping for air, drifting in and out of conscious...
Source: TIME: Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlie Campbell Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV China Source Type: news

Study takes a stand against prolonged sitting
In many workplaces, standing desks and walking meetings are addressing the health dangers of sitting too long each day, but for universities, the natural question is how to make such adjustments in  classrooms.The question appealed to emerita dance professor Angelia Leung from the UCLA Department of World Arts& Cultures/Dance. Sitting too long was never an issue for Leung ’s students. But for most college students, desk time is more common than dance time. In an unusual collaboration between the arts and sciences, Leung partnered with Burt Cowgill, an assistant adjunct professor with the UCLA Fielding School...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 6, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Julie Bishop: Coalition should lead world on climate despite 'missteps' on bushfires
Chancellor of Australian National University puts experts at government disposal to provide ‘evidence-based’ solutionsAustralia “needs action on several fronts” following a catastrophic bushfire season, including leading international efforts against climate change and cutting emissions beyond the electricity sector, Julie Bishop has said.Bishop, the incoming chancellor of the Australian National University, made the comments to Guardian Australia, offering to put the university ’s disaster management experts and more than 300 climate scientists at the federal government’s disposal to pr...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 6, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Paul Karp Tags: Australian politics Australia news Bushfires Climate change Environment Natural disasters and extreme weather Julie Bishop Australian universities Australian education Science Source Type: news

Scientists reveal whole new world of chemistry by stepping indoors
(Colorado State University) Delphine Farmer and her team at Colorado State University have published their first major study, about bleach cleaning, from HOMEChem, a collaborative experiment with 13 universities that mapped the airborne chemistry of a typical home. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 6, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Measuring campus sexual assault and culture: a systematic review of campus climate surveys - Krause KH, Woofter R, Haard örfer R, Windle M, Sales JM, Yount KM.
OBJECTIVE: To conduct a gray literature systematic review of campus climate survey reports about sexual assault to compare the measurement of sexual assault and the degree to which colleges and universities followed White House Task Force guidance on how t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Study: Higher opioid doses fail to lessen pain
(Veterans Affairs Research Communications) Researchers from the Department of Veterans Affairs and three universities looked at prescribing data on more than 50,000 VA patients taking opioids and found that increased doses did not improve pain control. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

U.S. universities set up front-line defenses to keep coronavirus at bay
On its sprawling campus in America's heartland, thousands of miles from China, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has taken aggressive steps to keep the fast-spreading coronavirus away from its classrooms and students. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Young Black member of the year – ‘I’m just trying to fight injustice’
Funmi Ayeni (pictured above) was “overwhelmed” when she found out that she’d won the first Young Black Members’ Award. “I didn’t expect to win it, but it was an amazing feeling when I did.” This prestigious award was introduced by the national Black members’ committee in 2019, UNISON’s year of young members, and was presented at this weekend’s Black members’ conference in Bournemouth. It’s aim is to recognise the achievements of young activists and to encourage others to get involved in the union. Twenty-six-year old Funmi is a support worker for young...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 1, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2020 Black Members Conference young members Source Type: news

'We're opening everything': Scientists share coronavirus data in unprecedented way to contain, treat disease
Normally, science is highly competitive and secretive, with universities and private sector companies patenting knowledge, scientific journals putting research behind paywalls and all research peer-reviewed before the data is released. But for the moment those barriers have fallen as scientists share research and work together to battle this coronavirus epidemic. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

2019 Lancet Countdown: Opportunities to Improve Health through Climate Action
Source: Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH). Published: 1/31/2020. The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change is an international, multi-disciplinary collaboration that monitors the links between health and climate change through indicators highlighting the threats to health and their solutions. This one-hour webinar discusses how the recent findings of the 2019 report present a profound opportunity to improve health, and the steps needed to achieve a healthier future. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lost in translation: Organic matter cuts plant-microbe links
(Cornell University) Soil scientists from Cornell and Rice Universities have dug around and found that although adding carbon organic matter to agricultural fields is usually advantageous, it may muddle the beneficial underground communication between legume plants and microorganisms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 30, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Dural Sealant Patch Made of of Bioresorbable Polymers Earns CE Mark
Liqoseal, a dural sealant patch made of bioresorbable polymers, has received the CE mark and is now commercially available in Europe. Developed by Polyganics, the patch could help reduce cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage after elective cranial surgery. CSF leakage is “a widely recognized complication of neurosurgical procedures that can result in increased morbidity, prolonged hospital stays, possible surgical revisions, and enhanced costs,” Rudy Mareel, Polyganics’s CEO, told MD+DI. “Incidence rates vary depending on age, indication, locat...
Source: MDDI - January 28, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Materials Source Type: news

Dural Sealant Patch Made of Bioresorbable Polymers Earns CE Mark
Liqoseal, a dural sealant patch made of bioresorbable polymers, has received the CE mark and is now commercially available in Europe. Developed by Polyganics, the patch could help reduce cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage after elective cranial surgery. CSF leakage is “a widely recognized complication of neurosurgical procedures that can result in increased morbidity, prolonged hospital stays, possible surgical revisions, and enhanced costs,” Rudy Mareel, Polyganics’s CEO, told MD+DI. “Incidence rates vary depending on age, indication, locat...
Source: MDDI - January 28, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Materials Source Type: news

U.S. Accuses Harvard Scientist of Concealing Chinese Funding
Prosecutors say Charles M. Lieber, the chair of Harvard ’s chemistry department, lied about contacts with China’s Thousand Talents Program, a state-run initiative that seeks to draw foreign-educated talent. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ellen Barry Tags: Harvard University China Colleges and Universities Research Crime and Criminals Source Type: news

Iranian Students Denied Entry to US
Despite having valid visas to attend universities, more than a dozen would-be graduate students have been detained at the airport and sent back to Iran in recent months. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 28, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

The universities of Bern and Zurich offer continuing education in gender-specific medicine
(University of Bern) There is increasing evidence that health behavior and disease manifestation differ substantially between women and men. The universities of Bern and Zurich are now offering the first continuing education program in sex- and gender-specific medicine in Switzerland. The program will start in May 2020 and aims to stimulate the implementation of sex- and gender-specific medicine in research and clinical practice. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Launching Cochrane Portugal to support the use of high quality, trusted health information
 Cochrane is delighted to announce the official launch of  Cochrane Portugal, a new Cochrane centre with a vision to increase the use of best evidence to inform healthcare decision making throughout Portugal.On January 16th, 2020,Cochrane Portugal was launched in Lisbon, at the Institute for Evidence Based Health of the Faculties of Medicine and Pharmacy at the University of Lisbon.After presenting the actual structure approved by theCochrane Board - three Associate Centers at the Faculties of Medicine at the Universities of Lisbon, Coimbra and Porto – António Vaz Carneiro (Director of Cochrane ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 27, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Our members count, UNISON tells universities
Make sure our members count, UNISON is demanding, after the body that published data on the university workforces announced that it won’t collect information on professional, administrative and operational workers in future. The Higher Education Statistics Agency says it has stopped collecting data on support staff, rendering them invisible, while only academic staff and higher grades on non-teaching staff will be counted. The HESA publishes data showing the number of staff in each university by broad occupational group and also by nationality and gender, ethnicity and age. It’s last figures, published on 23 Ja...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 27, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article data education services higher education universities Source Type: news

Wuhan Coronavirus Infections Could Be 30 Times Higher Than Official Total, Hong Kong Researchers Warn
The number of people infected with a SARS-like form of coronavirus in Wuhan, China could already be more than 30 times higher the the official tally, researchers in Hong Kong have warned. Gabriel Leung, the chair of public health medicine at the University of Hong Kong, said at a press conference Monday that his team’s research models show that some 44,000 people in Wuhan alone—where the virus is believed to have originated in a seafood market—may be infected as of last Saturday. Chinese officials have shut down travel in and out of Wuhan and many surrounding cities in an effort to stop the spread of the ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

Coronavirus Death Toll Rises to 80 as U.S. Prepares to Evacuate Americans From Wuhan
(BEIJING) — A new viral illness being watched with a wary eye around the globe accelerated its spread in China with 80 deaths so far, while the U.S. Consulate in the city at the epicenter announced it will evacuate its personnel and some other Americans aboard a charter flight. China’s health minister said the country was entering a “crucial stage” as “it seems like the ability of the virus to spread is getting stronger.” Ma Xiaowei declined to estimate how long it would take to bring the situation under control, but said travel restrictions and other strict measures should bring results...
Source: TIME: Health - January 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ken Moritsugu / AP Tags: Uncategorized China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

Sydney schools ask students returning from China to stay away amid coronavirus fears
Several private schools are demanding medical certificates for children who have been to coronavirus-affected areas of ChinaSeveral Sydney private schools have banned students who have recently visited China from returning to school without medical certificates, as concerns grow about the spread of coronavirus.Pymble Ladies College in Sydney ’s north has told parents in a text message they should not send their daughters to school for at least 14 days after returning to Australia from an affected area of China, or after contact with someone who had visited an affected area.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Else Kennedy Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Australia news Science New South Wales Schools Education Australian education Australian universities Source Type: news

Greener NHS Campaign to Tackle Climate ‘Health Emergency’
NHS Chief Sir Simon Stevens has today (Saturday) announced that the NHS and its staff will step up action to tackle the climate “health emergency” this year, helping prevent illness, reducing pressure on A&Es, and saving tens of thousands of lives. The initiative follows the launch of the Climate Assembly UK this week, which is discussing how the country can best get to ‘net zero’. Health chief Sir Simon Stevens has today announced three steps the NHS will take during 2020 to tackle this problem. First, NHS England is establishing an expert panel to chart a practical route map this year to enabl...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 25, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: Article health Source Type: news

Greater Dayton university launches fast-track doctorate program
One of the region's largest universities is launching a new program that will enable select students to earn a doctorate degree in record time. Up to four students per year will be selected for the new three-year degree program at Wright State University's Boonshoft School of Medicine. Students selected for the track will be conditionally admitted to WSU's residency program. For now, the program supports two spots in family medicine and two more in pediatrics, though other WSU specialties may add… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 24, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jacob Fisher Source Type: news

China coronavirus: 14 test negative in UK as military doctors sent to Wuhan – as it happened
UK emergency committee discuss outbreak as more than 33 million people affected by lockdown measures in ChinaUK universities issue quarantine warning to Chinese studentsChina: hospitals in chaos as lockdown spreads to affect 33m peopleWhat is the Wuhan coronavirus and how worried should we be?What we know so far5.08pmGMT4.46pmGMTThe Scottish government confirmed on Friday afternoon that results for two of the five patients in Scotland tested for coronavirus had come back negative.Emphasising that the risk to the public remained low, Scotland ’s chief medical officer, Catherine Calderwood, said:Scotland is well prepar...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Haroon Siddique (now), Ben Quinn and Stephanie Convery (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Science Scotland UK news China Asia Pacific World news Source Type: news

UK universities issue health warnings over travel to China
Institutions are monitoring staff and students who have recently come from areas affected by the coronavirusUK universities with links toChina have issued warnings to staff and students travelling to and from areas affected by the coronavirus, urging anyone with symptoms to seek medical advice.With concern growing about the spread of the virus, universities in the UK are keeping a check on staff who have recently returned from Wuhan, the city at the centre of the outbreak, as well as Chinese students who come from affected areas, many of whom will be concerned about loved ones at home.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 23, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sally Weale Education correspondent Tags: Universities Higher education China Asia Pacific World news Coronavirus outbreak Science Source Type: news

Blue Innovation in the Commonwealth
By Patricia ScotlandJan 23 2020 (IPS) With 95 per cent of the ocean still unexplored by humans, we are only just beginning to understand its profound influence on life on earth, including its effect on global climate and ecosystems. As we do so, more and more countries are exploring the immense potential of the ‘blue economy’ to build wealth, create jobs and improve lives, and how this can be done in ways which protect ocean health and promote sustainability. The value of ocean assets (including natural capital) is conservatively estimated at US$24 trillion, and the worldwide ocean economy is worth around US$2...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Patricia Scotland Tags: Biodiversity Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Global Green Economy Headlines Health Labour Natural Resources TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

IOP Publishing signs new OA agreements with Dutch universities
Researchers from four institutions in the Netherlands will soon benefit from unlimited open access publishing in IOP Publishing (IOPP) journals. The move is the result of a series of recently agreed ‘read and publish’ agreements. IOPP, a pioneer in open access physics publishing, has secured the agreements with the University of Amsterdam, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), the University of Groningen and University of Twente. The agreements enable authors from the institutions to publish open access in 42 of IOPP’s journals, with no barriers and no article publication charges (APC...
Source: News from STM - January 23, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Latest Open Access Source Type: news

ACM signs new open-access agreements with four leading universities
(Association for Computing Machinery) ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, entered into transformative open access agreements with several of its largest institutional customers, including the University of California (UC), Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Iowa State University (ISU). The agreements, which run for three-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2020, cover both access to and open access publication in ACM's journals, proceedings and magazines for these universities, and represent the first transformative open access agreements for ACM. (Source: EurekAlert! - So...
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Are we one step closer to an HIV cure? Scientists successfully shock dormant virus out of hiding
Researchers at the universities of North Carolina and Emory in Atlanta - behind the studies - said the rate at which the HIV virus was exposed was 'unprecedented'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'People can't learn about treatments they need': why open access to medical research matters
Campaigners have argued for open access to scientific research since the dawn of the internet – so why is it taking so long?In December 2002, a Belfast teenager made world headlines after his father, Don Simms, won him the legal right to access an experimental drug. Jonathan Simms had been diagnosed with variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD), a cruel and fatal neurodegenerative condition that gives sufferers an average of one year to live.After receiving the drug pentosan polysulfate, Jonathan lived for another 10 years, defying all medical expectations. The court ruling made medical history: until that point the ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Rachael Pells Tags: Universities Education Higher education Global research Research publishing Science Source Type: news

Coronavirus and Ebola: could open access medical research find a cure?
Campaigners have argued for open access to scientific research since the dawn of the internet – so why is it taking so long?In December 2002, a Belfast teenager made world headlines after his father, Don Simms, won him the legal right to access an experimental drug. Jonathan Simms had been diagnosed with variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD), a cruel and fatal neurodegenerative condition that gives sufferers an average of one year to live.After receiving the drug pentosan polysulfate, Jonathan lived for another 10 years, defying all medical expectations. The court ruling made medical history: until that point the ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Rachael Pells Tags: Universities Education Higher education Global research Research publishing Science Source Type: news