Number of doctorates awarded by US institutions in 2017 declined slightly
U.S. institutions awarded 54,664 research doctorate degrees in 2017, a slight decline from the number awarded in 2016, according to the Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED), an annual census of research degree recipients that provides data for the Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities report. The report, published by the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) within the National Science Foundation, ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=297405&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - December 12, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Weighing yourselves over Christmas stops you piling on the festive pounds
A study by the universities of Birmingham and Loughborough found that of the 272 participants, those who weighed themselves lost weight over November and December. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A mercenary academic produced dodgy data to sabotage my case | Anonymous academic
When I gave evidence showing that an environmental toxin had caused deaths, the authorities hired a rogue scientistMost of my job as an academic researcher is spent at my desk or in meetings, so it was with some surprise that I ended up working on a legal case. I felt like a scientist in a TV thriller. I had been contacted by someone who asked me to analyse some simple data, and the results were clear: they revealed deaths and emergency admissions to hospital caused by a known environmental toxin.Related:Performance-driven culture is ruining science | Anonymous AcademicContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 7, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Education Universities Higher education Science Academics Lecturers Research Source Type: news

State rejects all applications to grow medical marijuana for research
The Pennsylvania Department of Health has rejected all eight applications to grow, process and dispense medical marijuana, according to a report from WESA radio. The report said that six of the applications were incomplete and two did not meet the minimum standards. The news comes as a group of commercial growers, processors and dispensaries have filed a lawsuit saying the application process is unfair. Eight universities have been approved by the state to research medical marijuana, including… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 6, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Mike Larson Source Type: news

Research that reduced cot deaths across the world is recognised as one of UK ’ s best breakthroughs
A University of Bristol study which showed lives could be saved if babies were placed on their backs - and not their fronts-to sleep, has today been named as one of the UK ’ s 100 best breakthroughs by Universities UK for its significant impact on people ’ s lives. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, Public engagement, Research, Health; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, Institutes; Pres Source Type: news

Research that reduced cot deaths across the world is recognised as one of UK's best breakthroughs
A University of Bristol study which showed lives could be saved if babies were placed on their backs - and not their fronts-to sleep, has today been named as one of the UK ’ s 100 best breakthroughs by Universities UK for its significant impact on people's lives. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, Public engagement, Research, Health; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, Institutes; Pres Source Type: news

Redundancies raise their heads
UNISON branches in England and Wales are gearing up to defend members after the University of Gloucester and Cardiff University both announced plans for redundancies to deal with funding shortages. Gloucester warned unions at the weekend that it plans to cut 100 posts as it seeks to make savings of around £5m as part of its ‘Securing a Sustainable Future’ plan. The university has recently opened a new £16m business school, and a new sports centre is close to being completed. The local branch said it has been “aware for some time” that the university is trying to make savings, and had bee...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - December 5, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article education education services higher ed higher education redundancies redundancy universities Source Type: news

Research funding is short-changing humanities subjects | John Marenbon
The humanities subjects do not benefit from the research excellence framework. They need a better systemThe government ’s research excellence framework (Ref) is perhaps the ultimate in bureaucratic exercises. It aims every seven years to assess, department by department, every “research active” academic in the UK. The aim is laudable: to ensure that a stream of research funding (known as QR) is distributed to universities fairly and transparently. But for the humanities, the Ref does nothing but harm.Few would quarrel with the principle of a system of assessment for the humanities based on reading and jud...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: John Marenbon Tags: Universities Education Higher education Research Research funding Science Academics Lecturers Source Type: news

Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities: 2017
This report summarizes trends in U.S. doctoral education by using data from the 2017 Survey of Earned Doctorates, an annual census of research doctorate recipients from U.S. universities. Important trends in this population are highlighted in this report-including the representation of women, minorities, and foreign nationals; fields that are attracting graduate students; time to complete doctoral degree; employment opportunities after graduation; and patterns of interstate mobility among new graduates. A total of 72 data tables accompany the report. (Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources)
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - December 4, 2018 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities: 2017 Data Tables
This release provides detailed tabular data from the 2017 Survey of Earned Doctorates, an annual census of all individuals receiving a research doctorate from U.S. universities during the 2016-17 academic year. Data tables show important trends in the U.S. doctorate population, including the demographic characteristics, educational history, sources of financial support, and postgraduate plans of doctorate recipients. (Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources)
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - December 4, 2018 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Perceptions of gender-based violence among university staff: interim results - Mahlori XF, Byrne DC, Mabude LA.
This article reports preliminary results of a pilot study conducted at the University of South Africa (Unisa). The study aimed to as... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

China Halts Work By Researchers Creating Gene-Edited Babies
HONG KONG — China’s government ordered a halt Thursday to work by a medical team that claimed to have helped make the world’s first gene-edited babies, as a group of leading scientists declared that it’s still too soon to try to make permanent changes to DNA that can be inherited by future generations. Chinese Vice Minister of Science and Technology Xu Nanping told state broadcaster CCTV that his ministry is strongly opposed to the efforts that reportedly produced twin girls born earlier this month. Xu called the team’s actions illegal and unacceptable and said an investigation had been ordere...
Source: TIME: Science - November 29, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized China Genetics onetime Source Type: news

Two Oregon universities snare top 100 R & D spending rankings
Two Oregon schools snared rankings in a new list that tracks research and development The National Science Foundation ratings put Oregon Health& Science University and Oregon State University in the top 100. Johns Hopkins University, at $2.56 billion, finished as the nation's No. 1 university for expenditures on research and development. Eleven other schools topped $1 billion last year, based on the foundation's report. The top 100 universities in the national rankings combined for R&D spending … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: G. Scott Thomas Source Type: news

Chinese Researcher Claiming Controversial Gene-Edited Babies Reports Second Pregnancy May Be Underway
(HONG KONG) — A Chinese researcher who claims to have helped make the world’s first genetically edited babies says a second pregnancy may be underway. The researcher, He Jiankui of Shenzhen, revealed the possible pregnancy Wednesday while making his first public comments about his controversial work at an international conference in Hong Kong. He claims to have altered the DNA of twin girls born earlier this month to try to make them resistant to infection with the AIDS virus. Mainstream scientists have condemned the experiment, and universities and government groups are investigating. The second potential preg...
Source: TIME: Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marilynn Marchione / AP Tags: Uncategorized crispr onetime Source Type: news

Training nurses in Eastern Europe 'could solve the NHS staffing crisis'
Hunter Miller, a London-based recruitment agency, said connecting UK hospitals with universities and colleges in the EU could be a cost-effective way to train and hire more nurses for the NHS. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Leicester University security team wins battle against cut to hours and pay
Members at UNISON’s University of Leicester branch are celebrating after the employer has dropped plans to cut the hours – and pay – of the university’s security team. The 26 workers affected would have seen pay cuts if the university had succeeded with its plan to cut their weekly hours from 37 to 35. All other staff at the university saw their hours drop to 35 a week, with no loss of pay, when the university became a living wage employer in 2016. But when it came to reducing the security team’s hours this year, the university decided to cut their wages too, meaning members who lose £80...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 23, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News East Midlands education services higher education Industrial action universities university of leicester Source Type: news

New York University urged to use UAE links to help jailed UK academic
Academics ask New York University to use its Abu Dhabi campus to press the UAE government for the release of Matthew HedgesAround 200 academics from New York University have called on their institution to publicly condemn the life imprisonment of the Durham PhD studentaccused of spying by the United Arab Emirates.Ina letter addressed to NYU president, Andrew Hamilton, the academics said the university, which has a campus in Abu Dhabi, should use its ties with the UAE government to press for the release of Matthew Hedges, whose detention they describe as unjustified and “tantamount to torture”.Continue reading.....
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 23, 2018 Category: Science Authors: David Batty and Rachel Hall Tags: UK news Universities Academics Education Higher education United Arab Emirates Middle East and North Africa World news Research Science Source Type: news

Voluntary severance at my university has damaged staff morale | Anonymous academic
My university is making cuts to improve its rankings performance, but the pressure on staff is making things worseIn the past few years, universities across the UK have launched so-called “voluntary” severance programmes aimed at shedding hundreds of staff. The programme at my institution, though, explicitly threatens compulsory redundancies if too few staff “volunteer”. The alleged objective of the exercise is to create cost savings that can be redeployed in unnamed ways and improve individual institutional rankings in national league tables. This feels unfair when those rankings have no official s...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 23, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Universities Education Higher education Academics Research Science Source Type: news

Universities must tackle the big ethnicity pay gap | Laurence Hopkins
Minority ethnic staff are stuck on the lowest rungs of the career ladder. They need more opportunities to rise upWould you be surprised to read that women may earn more on average than men in higher education? If you ’ve followed gender pay gap reporting over recent years, it ’s an improbable statement. Yet one of the findings ofour research on pay differences in universities is that white women earn more than black men.This is not a statistical magic trick, but the results of an intersectional analysis of pay, which looks at gender and ethnicity together rather than in isolation. Withethnicity pay gap reportin...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 23, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Laurence Hopkins Tags: Universities Education Higher education Gender pay gap Science Research Academics Source Type: news

Malawi: UK Universities Engages Malawi On Social Workers' Quality Service Delivery
[Nyasa Times] Two UK top-notch universities have joined forces to support Malawi raise her profile on social work and the profession's workers' welfare. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Universities told to stop using ALL CAPS in class lectures because it might trigger snowflake students... seriously
(Natural News) First it was the “incorrect” use of gender pronouns. Now it’s capital letters. Believe it or not, these are among the “triggers” that Generation Snowflake apparently finds most “offensive” in 2018, prompting at least one institution of higher learning in the United Kingdom to advise all of its faculty members to only use... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Safety culture among Chinese undergraduates: a survey at a university - Gong Y.
A growing number of accidents at universities have caused public concerns in China. Improving safety culture is perceived to be an effective way of preventing accidents in many industries. Both study on safety culture among Chinese undergraduate students a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Science Times at 40: ‘ Enough Is Enough ’ : Science, Too, Has a Problem With Harassment
Many women in science thought that meritocracy was the antidote to sexism. Now some have decided on a more direct approach. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AMY HARMON Tags: Women and Girls Discrimination Sexual Harassment #MeToo Movement Colleges and Universities National Science Foundation Bargmann, Cornelia I Greider, Carol W United States Source Type: news

Clues to the site of America's First Thanksgiving
Archaeologists from the Universities of Bristol and Tennessee have located evidence for the site of America's first English Thanksgiving on the James River in Virginia. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Arts, Archaeology and Anthropology; Press Release Source Type: news

When a College Student Comes Home to Stay
Thirty percent of freshmen won ’ t return for their sophomore year, and the wheels can start to fall off as early as Thanksgiving. What can parents do? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: WILLIAM STIXRUD and NED JOHNSON Tags: Colleges and Universities Anxiety and Stress Parenting Sleep Mental Health and Disorders Thanksgiving Day Drug Abuse and Traffic Education (Secondary) Source Type: news

New drug discovery could halt spread of brain cancer
(Virginia Tech) A team of researchers at Virginia Tech may have found a solution to stopping the spread of glioblastoma with a new drug and cancer treatment method. This work is part of a five-year research grant project across multiple universities, examining the role of interstitial fluid flow in spreading glioma cells through the brain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

GE divests $1.5B in healthcare equipment loan portfolio to TIAA Bank
General Electric (NYSE:GE) has divested a portfolio of its healthcare equipment leases and loans from its GE Capital Healthcare Equipment Finance biz to TIAA Bank in a $1.5 billion deal as GE looks to trim down and narrow its focus, the companies said today. Jacksonville, Fla.-based TIAA Bank said today that the acquisition will expand its commercial banking business and its ability to provide a full range of financial solutions to an increased number of healthcare providers. “This agreement with GE Capital supports our long-term asset growth plan and provides scale and portfolio diversification while significan...
Source: Mass Device - November 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Wall Street Beat General Electric tiaabank Source Type: news

The UK's strength in science is because of the EU – not in spite of it | Anthony Forster
Maintaining a close relationship with the remaining EU countries is crucial to the continued success of UK universitiesBrexit negotiationsmay be in turmoil, but UK universities need the government to encourage even stronger links with the remaining 27 member states in the European Union, no matter how we finally decide to leave. We must ensure the UK remains a beacon of scientific excellence, driving improvements in productivity, job creation and growth.Related:It's a harmful myth that UK science can't translate ideas into practice | David Gann and Nick JenningsContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Anthony Forster Tags: Universities Education Higher education Brexit Politics Article 50 Research Science Source Type: news

New study aims to reduce the use of oral antibiotics for ear infections in children
Middle ear infections, known medically as acute otitis media (AOM), are common painful infections in children, for which there are up to three million treatment episodes in England and Wales each year. They are often treated with antibiotics by mouth. However, these can cause side effects like rashes, diarrhoea and vomiting, and their over-use contributes to the growing global health threat of antibiotic resistance. Researchers from the Universities of Bristol, Southampton, King ’ s College London and Imperial College London, are collaborating on a new study to investigate alternative treatments, which they hope will...
Source: University of Bristol news - November 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

It's a harmful myth that UK science can't translate ideas into practice | David Gann and Nick Jennings
Government innovation policy is based on the idea that the UK is poor at commercialising research. But it should reflect realityBritain ’s innovators are unfairly tarnished by a tired fable: that the nation’s inventiveness is matched by an unworldly lack of commercial savvy. Anecdotes abound of the proverbial inventor tinkering in his garden shed, or the academic unable to see the economic potential of her discoveries. Britons d iscover, the rest of the world cashes in. But these are self-flagellating myths that should be consigned to the history books.In fact, if we adjust for the size of our economies, the UK...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: David Gann and Nick Jennings Tags: Universities Research Science Academics Research and development Education Higher education Technology Source Type: news

College Campuses Close as Wildfires Ravage California
Universities are still assessing the extent of the damage; field sites are at risk and some equipment has been damaged. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - November 14, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Employers encouraged to pay EU workers ’ ‘settled status’ fees
UNISON is urging employers to pay the £65 fee for their staff who are citizens of other EU countries and apply for ‘settled status’ to stay in the UK after Brexit on 29 March. The union has produced a model letter for relevant branches to edit and use when writing to their employers on the issue, together with new guidance on the issue and process, aimed at both branches and individual EU-citizen members. Some employers have already said they will pay the fee for their employees, including the Scottish government, which has said it will pay the fee for any public sector worker in that country. The UK gove...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 14, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News activists branches BREXIT EU EU Citizens eu migrant Source Type: news

Cochrane's 30 under 30: Andres Viteri Garcia
Cochrane is made up of  11,000 members and over 35,000 supporters come from more than 130 countries, worldwide. Our volunteers and contributors are researchers, health professionals, patients, carers, people passionate about improving health outcomes for everyone, everywhere.Cochrane is an incredible community of people who all play their part in improving health and healthcare globally. We believe that by putting trusted evidence at the heart of health decisions we can achieve a world of improved health for all.  Many  of our contributors are young people working with Coch...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 13, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Recommendations to make universities accessible to everyone
Three academics from the University of Bristol have come up with a series of recommendations which, they say, would make UK universities more accessible and responsive to a changing economy. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Publications, Research; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Humanities, Faculty of Arts, School of Humanities, English, Faculty of Arts, School of Humanities, History, Faculty of Arts, School of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Arts, Philosophy; P Source Type: news

Aubrey Manning obituary
Ethologist, broadcaster and expert on the evolutionary genetics of animal behaviour who was a natural communicator on televisionAubrey Manning ’s hugely popular 1998 BBC seriesEarth Story, about the evolution and shaping of the planet Earth, inspired a generation and led to a noticeable increase in students applying to read earth sciences. Yet, Aubrey, who has died aged 88, was not a geologist, but an ethologist, whose work made an important contribution to the understanding of how animal behaviour plays a role in the evolution of new species.In a series of experiments at Oxford and Edinburgh universities – he ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 11, 2018 Category: Science Authors: David Sington Tags: Science BBC Environment Wildlife Genetics Geology Television & radio Zoology Animals Radio 4 Population University of Edinburgh Source Type: news

Special Report: How big research money at Colorado universities is fueling industry
Local universities are posting record-breaking research funding. From breweries to electric cars and opioid research, here's how some of that money is being used to benefit Colorado businesses. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jonathan Rose Source Type: news

Special Report: How big research money at Colorado universities is fueling industry
Local universities are posting record-breaking research funding. From breweries to electric cars and opioid research, here's how some of that money is being used to benefit Colorado businesses. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 9, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jonathan Rose Source Type: news

Loneliness study finds one in five Australians rarely or never have someone to talk to
Research finds 27.6% of people say they feel lonely at least three days every weekMore than one-fifth of Australians rarely or never feel they have someone to talk to or turn to for help, and more than one quarter feel lonely for at least three days every week, according to a comprehensive study of loneliness and wellbeing.Swinburne University in Melbourne and the Australian Psychological Society are conducting the country ’s first research project on the impact of loneliness on physical and mental health, and released their preliminary findings on Friday.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 8, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Davey Tags: Health Australia news Australian universities Loneliness Mental health Medical research Source Type: news

UK team shares drone expertise to help Guatemalans better prepare for volcanic eruptions
A team of scientists and engineers from the Universities of Bristol and Birmingham have returned from Guatemala where they have been teaching local scientists how to use drones to map the Fuego volcano which violently erupted earlier this year. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 8, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engin Source Type: news

UNISON declares victory in Bradford redundancy row
UNISON has declared victory in a dispute with the University of Bradford over its plans for 250 redundancies, following four days of strike action last week. The university announced that 250 jobs were “at risk” of redundancy in June, sparking the industrial action process which culminated in last week’s strike. The workers also received support from local MPs Judith Cummins and Imran Hussain, who urged the university to enter talks and avoid a strike. The union says that the university management refused to enter into talks, and has so far refused to say how many jobs are actually being cut and staff mad...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 8, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article education services higher ed higher education Industrial action redundancies redundancy strike universities Source Type: news

Public shows support for university workers facing pay cut
The public is showing its support for UNISON members at the University of Leicester who face wage cuts of £800 to £1,200 a year – with almost 1,000 people signing a petition backing the workers in just its first three days. The 26 workers affected are the university’s security team, who will see the pay cuts if the university succeeds with its plan to cut their weekly hours from 37 to 35. All other staff at the university saw their hours drop to 35 a week, with no loss of pay, when the university became a living wage employer in 2016. But the university argued that the security staff already worked ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 6, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News education services higher ed higher education low pay pay up now universities university of leicester Source Type: news

Tanzania:Radiology Services Set to Save Govt Funds
[Daily News] MORE than 40 patients are expected to benefit from Interventional Radiology services provided in a special camp by health experts at Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) in collaboration with their counterpart from Yale and Emory universities in the US. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Radiology Services Set to Save Govt Funds
[Daily News] MORE than 40 patients are expected to benefit from Interventional Radiology services provided in a special camp by health experts at Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) in collaboration with their counterpart from Yale and Emory universities in the US. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Weighing yourself every day could be the key to losing weight
Researchers from the universities of Pittsburgh and California studied more than 1,000 adults to find those who weigh themselves six or seven times a week are more likely to lose weight. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are You Ready for the Factory of the Future?
There’s a lot of data tied up in medical device manufacturing processes—but it’s been challenging to capture and process this information from historically independent and disjointed machines and processes, say experts. In addition, skilled operators with a deep understanding of such processes have often served as the keepers of the knowledge. Connecting those processes and machines so that they can communicate with each other and then collecting and analyzing the data from those processes could yield several benefits. Such connected, highly automated environmentsâ...
Source: MDDI - November 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Assembly and Automation Source Type: news

UAB, HudsonAlpha launching genetics opportunity for HBCU students
UAB and Huntsville ’s HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology are launching a summer program tailored to undergraduate students at historically black colleges and universities in Alabama. The program's intent is to open up the field of genomics to minority students who have been historically underrepresented in th is field.  The program, called SURE-GM, is funded by a $1.2 million grant over five years from the National Human Genome Research Institute. UAB and HudsonAlpha will recruit 12 students… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 5, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Scientists propose panel to guide gene-editing decisions regarding conservation
(Oregon State University) Scientists from 10 universities say an international oversight panel is needed to guide decisions about whether and when to employ gene-editing technology to solve ecological problems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 5, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Power Player 2018: Dr. Steve Motew
In the last year, Novant Health has increased its partnerships with area universities and other health care providers. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 2, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news