Bristol rises two places in Good University Guide 2021
The University of Bristol has risen two places to 13th out of 131 UK universities in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 18, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Alumni, Announcements, Current students, Staff notices, Student life, Student notices, Undergraduate; Press Release Source Type: news

Tool uses fat in bone and muscle to diagnose disease, predict falls and fractures
(University of Melbourne) Doctors will soon be able to use fat to diagnose musculoskeletal disease within seconds and predict the risk of falls and fractures in older people, thanks to a world-leading tool developed by Melbourne researchers. Tissue Compass ™ was developed to enable clinicians to quantify, within seconds, fat infiltration of muscle and bone. It is being tested with more than 3000 participants, in collaboration with six top American universities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Colleges and Universities: The New COVID Hot Spots
More than 61,000 positive cases have been discovered on campuses since late August. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Coronavirus Affecting the Hearts of College Athletes?
A small study found signs of heart inflammation in some college athletes who had coronavirus, but the link needs further investigation. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gretchen Reynolds Tags: Athletics and Sports Tests (Medical) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Heart Football (College) Colleges and Universities Source Type: news

Covid-19 Live Updates: Michael Caputo, Trump Health Official, Apologizes for Facebook Outburst, Considers Leave of Absence
Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that the House would not leave for the November elections without acting on an additional round of aid. Pakistani high schools and universities reopened for the first time in nearly six months. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

College Professors Made Models Showing How Bad COVID-19 Would Be on Campus. Some Administrators Ignored Them
Who thought it would be a good idea to move thousands of teenagers and young adults across the country to college campuses, where, unencumbered by parental supervision, many college kids did what college kids do? Actually, Nigel Goldenfeld and Sergei Maslov, two University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign physics researchers, thought they had it figured out. They created a predictive model for the campus, which showed that with a robust, twice-a-week testing program for students, faculty and staff who are regularly on campus, a mask mandate and an app for contact tracing, COVID-19 cases could be kept below 500 people for th...
Source: TIME: Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Victoria Knight / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Kenya: Education Boss Hints at Re-Opening Schools Before January
[Nation] Universities and colleges have been cleared to recall students for on-campus learning as the government also considers reopening schools this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Experts call on Canadian universities to close off China's access to sensitive research
Three Canadian universities are among the most active in the world when it comes to collaborative work with Chinese researchers. Now, some are calling on post-secondary institutions to take steps to keep the Chinese military away from Canadian science. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Multi-university effort to study the Earth's hidden critical zone- NSF grant
(Virginia Tech) Holbrook and collaborators at eight other universities in the US and Canada will conduct field work and modeling at seven sites that span the continental US from Maryland to Southern California. The team hopes to better understand the connections between the deep critical zone and ecosystem resilience, watershed hydrology, and erosion. The project includes an ambitious program of drilling deep holes, geochemical sampling, geophysical surveying, hydrology, and numerical modeling. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 15, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Wisconsin Covid-19 workplaces investigations top 1,000, with dozens of active cases at schools, day cares
The state has also launched 119 investigations into educational facilities, which include schools, colleges, universities, and child day care centers. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nick Williams Source Type: news

Wisconsin Covid-19 workplaces investigations top 1,000, with dozens of active cases at schools, day cares
The state has also launched 119 investigations into educational facilities, which include schools, colleges, universities, and child day care centers. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Nick Williams Source Type: news

Stopping the spread of coronavirus in universities
As universities prepare to welcome students back, infectious disease modelling experts at the University of Bristol have conducted a rapid review and developed a new epidemic model which contributed to evidence considered by SAGE to assess the effectiveness of different interventions that could stop the spread of Sars-CoV-2 in a university setting. The findings, published on the preprint server medRxiv, provides the sector with recommendations to help reduce the risk for students, staff and the wider community. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 14, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

Some college towns grapple with Covid-19 after students return for fall semester
While many colleges and universities are offering classes online, that hasn't necessarily stopped students from gathering. And now some college towns are grappling with outbreaks of Covid-19 as the start of the fall semester complicates local responses to the pandemic. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaping DOES raise the risk of breast cancer, warn scientists
Scientists from a group of American universities found that exposure to e-cigarette vapour (file image) creates a 'tumour-promoting environment' in the breast and elsewhere in the body. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Estimated age of first exposure to American football and outcome from concussion - Caccese JB, Houck Z, Kaminski TW, Clugston JR, Iverson GL, Bryk KN, Oldham JR, Pasquina PF, Broglio SP, McAllister TW, McCrea M, Hoy AMR, Hazzard JB, Kelly LA, Ortega JD, Port N, Putukian M, Langford TD, Giza CC, Goldman JT, Benjamin HJ, Schmidt JD, Feigenbaum LA, Eckner JT, Mihalik JP, Miles JD, Anderson S, Master CL, Collins MW, Kontos AP, Chrisman SPD, Brooks A, Jackson JC, McGinty G, Cameron KL, Susmarski A, O'Donnell PG, Duma S, Rowson S, Miles CM, Bullers CT, Dykhuizen BH, Lintner L, Buckley TA, nd CARE Consortium Investigators.
OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between estimated age of first exposure (eAFE) to American football and clinical measures throughout recovery following concussion. METHODS: Participants were recruited across 30 colleges and universities as part o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Institutional commitment to combating sexual violence: the practices and policies of U.S. universities - Schulze C, Budd L.
By presenting institution-level variables of 118 universities across 50 states and the District of Columbia, we provide a descriptive overview of the types of programs and sexual assault-related data. Specifically, we examine correlations between policies ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Had a Great Coronavirus Plan, but Students Partied On
An unexpected upswing in positive tests at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign showed how even the most comprehensive approaches to limiting the virus ’s spread can break down. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kenneth Chang Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Colleges and Universities Fraternities and Sororities Tests (Medical) Parties (Social) Physics Disease Rates Coronavirus Reopenings xkcd Source Type: news

Arkansas Reports Nearly 1,300 Active Virus Cases at Colleges
Arkansas reported nearly 1,300 active coronavirus cases at its colleges and universities Thursday, as well as 525 in its public schools. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 11, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Colleges in all 50 states report coronavirus cases as clusters linked to social gatherings grow
As schools begin their fall semester, universities and colleges are struggling to contain coronavirus outbreaks with cases reported at campuses in all 50 states. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colleges in 50 States Seeing COVID Cases on Campus
THURSDAY, Sept. 10, 2020 (Healthday News) -- Just weeks into the fall semester, universities and colleges in all 50 states are now struggling to contain the spread of coronavirus on their campuses. More than 40,000 cases of COVID-19 have been... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The Guardian view on the coronavirus surge: no quick fix | Editorial
With Covid-19 cases rising sharply, clarity and rigour are needed rather than visions of technological breakthroughsEven as the government imposed new restrictions to halt the surge in infections, the prime minister could not helpclaiming that life might look closer to normal by Christmas. Operation Moonshot – the pursuit of mass testing, to be deployed on a bigger scale than in any other country – is the latest in Boris Johnson’s string of promises. A world-beating test-and-trace app would arrive by the end of May. A vaccine may even be available by the end of the year. No 10’s approach to coro nav...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 9, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Politics Boris Johnson Infectious diseases Chris Whitty Medical research Vaccines and immunisation Health policy Young people Society Science UK news Source Type: news

Risk and protective factors associated with moderate and acute suicidal ideation among a national sample of tribal college and university students 2015-2016 - Parker M, Duran B, Rhew I, Magarati M, Larimer M, Donovan D.
We examined the relationship between suicide risk and disability status, as well as risk and protective factors, adjusting for demographic characteristics, among students attending 22 Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU; 20 rural and 2 urban)... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Why COVID-19 Vaccines Need to Prioritize ‘ Superspreaders ’
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The post Why COVID-19 Vaccines Need to Prioritize ‘Superspreaders’ appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health COVID-19 Source Type: news

South Africa: Universities Need to Know Why Students' Suicide Risk Is So High
[The Conversation Africa] An estimated 800,000 people die by suicide globally each year. It's the second most common cause of death in people aged 15 to 29. University students around the globe are more at risk of suicidal behaviour than the general population. It's important to understand the reasons so that effective interventions can be planned to prevent suffering and death. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Urbanization and agriculture are land uses that most affect Brazil's rivers
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) A literature review by researchers affiliated with universities in Brazil and the United States produces the first ever nationwide survey of land use impacts on water quality, showing how a lack of planning may affect the availability of a natural resource that is already becoming scarce. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cultivating Black chemists
(American Chemical Society) The current reckoning surrounding systemic racism has the chemistry community reflecting on its role in perpetuating the inequalities Black chemists face. Largely underrepresented in academia, Black chemistry students and professors have found success at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) but still face challenges. A new cover story inChemical& Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, highlights how Black scientists are transforming higher education for the better. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cash Contest Asks Entrants to Use Facebook to Detect COVID Cash Contest Asks Entrants to Use Facebook to Detect COVID
Three universities and a marketing firm are sponsoring the challenge to find new ways to use data from symptom survey with 30 million responses to date.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 8, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Sexual assault survivors' perceived helpfulness of university-affiliated resources - Graham AC, Mallinson RK, Krall JR, Annan SL.
The goal of this study was to examine sexual assault survivors' use and perceived helpfulness of university-affiliated resources. Data were collected in online anonymous surveys from women (n = 98) at two universities who experienced a sexual assault durin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Stigma, attitudes, and intentions to seek mental health services in college student-athletes - Hilliard RC, Watson JC, Zizzi SJ.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate predictors of mental health help-seeking as well as identify topics for which college student-athletes are most likely to seek help. Participants: Student-athletes (N  = 328) from three Division II and III universities. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Colleges using COVID dorms, quarantines to keep virus at bay
With the coronavirus spreading through colleges at alarming rates, universities are scrambling to find places to isolate the thousands of students who have caught COVID-19 or been exposed to it (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: ASUU Alleges Falsification of Covid-19 Figures
[Daily Trust] The Nsukka Zone of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), on Friday, expressed concern over reduction in reported cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria, alleging that the recent figures were falsified. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Campus Life in the COVID Era: 'We're Missing Out'
Many universities are putting the onus on students to prevent the spread of coronavirus – an approach both students and experts say creates mixed messages after inviting students back on campus in the first place. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Assessing the safety risks of civil engineering laboratories based on lab criticity index: a case study in Jiangsu Province - Zhang Y, Mao P, Li H, Xu Y, You D, Liu H, Huang W, Yuan J.
With the rapid development of the construction industry, an increasing amount of attention were paid by universities to the development of civil engineering experiment courses so as to improve the practical research abilities of students. In recent years, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Bill threatens key Brazilian universities
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - September 3, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Amigo, I. Tags: Scientific Community, Science and Policy In Depth Source Type: news

World university rankings puts Bristol in UK top 10
The University of Bristol has been named the 10th best in the country and one of only 11 UK institutions to feature in the top 100 universities worldwide. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 2, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements; Press Release Source Type: news

Handgrip strength shown to identify people at high risk of type 2 diabetes
A simple test such as the strength of your handgrip could be used as a quick, low-cost screening tool to help healthcare professionals identify patients at risk of type 2 diabetes. In new research, scientists at the universities of Bristol and Eastern Finland measured the muscular handgrip strength of 776 men and women without a history of diabetes over a 20-year period and demonstrated that the risk of type 2 diabetes was reduced by around 50 per cent for every unit increase in handgrip strength value. The findings are published today in Annals of Medicine. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 2, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, International; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

287 Utah State University students quarantined after Covid-19 found in wastewater from four dorms
While schools and universities across the country monitor coronavirus outbreaks with human testing, Utah State University officials announced they've discovered evidence of the virus a different way. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Winning a change of heart at the University of East Anglia
COVID-19 has affected most areas of life – and higher education is no exception. When the University of East Anglia (UEA) found itself facing a £35m shortfall because of the pandemic, the employer asked staff to take voluntary pay cuts through reduced hours, and to consider voluntary redundancy. University bosses also wanted to impose a blanket pay freeze across all staff, delaying scheduled incremental rises for long service. But in late August, UEA agreed not to subject lower-paid staff to the increment freeze, and to continue working to avoid any compulsory redundancies. Why did things change? UNISON organis...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 1, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News Covid-19 higher education Source Type: news

Fetal Tissue Ethics Board Recommends Rejecting Majority of Research Proposals
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Human Fetal Tissue Research Ethics Advisory Board, which was appointed by Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar in February 2020, has recommended that the Secretary withhold funding for most of the applications submitted to NIH to conduct medical research using human fetal tissue. The Trump Administration first announced that it will restrict federal funding for medical research that uses human fetal tissue in June 2019. The new policy prohibits all intramural research, or research conducted within NIH, involving the use of human fetal tissue from elective abortions. ...
Source: Public Policy Reports - September 1, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

White House Announces Nationwide Network of AI, QIS Research Institutes
On August 26, 2020, the White House, the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Department of Energy (DOE) announced more than $1 billion in awards for the establishment of twelve new artificial intelligence (AI) and quantum information science (QIS) research and development (R&D) institutes nationwide. NSF, in partnership with U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), the U.S. Department of Homeland’s Security Science and Technology Directorate, and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration, will invest $140 million ov...
Source: Public Policy Reports - September 1, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Back to School
Many US educational institutions, from preschools to universities, are opening this fall in the midst of a global pandemic that threatens much more than our health. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - September 1, 2020 Category: Science Tags: Editorial Magazine Issue Source Type: news

UNH collaborates with 13 universities to understand climate change and ecosystems
(University of New Hampshire) The University of New Hampshire is one of 14 universities from around the globe that have collectively been awarded $12.5 million by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to launch a new Biology Integration Institute (BII), called EMERGE, which will focus on better understanding ecosystem and climate interactions--like the thawing of the Arctic permafrost--and how they can alter everything from the landscape to greenhouse gases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 1, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

South Africa: Digital Interventions to Address Maternal and Child Health Challenges
[UCT] Some of the world's leading scientists representing universities in South Africa and the United Kingdom have joined forces. They will help under-resourced communities develop information and communication technology (ICT) interventions geared towards breaking down barriers and exploring solutions to some of South Africa's critical maternal and child health (MCH) challenges. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 31, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

36 states report a total of 8,700 Covid-19 cases at colleges and universities
A return to campus for the new academic year has colleges and universities struggling to both contain outbreaks of Covid-19 and enforce policies meant to prevent its spread. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To the choir: Forward-thinking faculty sharing innovations mostly among themselves
(University of Nebraska-Lincoln) Surveys and network analyses of 192 STEM faculty at three universities revealed that frequent users of evidence-based instructional practices are far more likely to engage one another than colleagues less familiar with the practices. The finding suggests that faculty networks alone are not enough to disseminate and drive the adoption of evidence-based practices that could improve undergraduate instruction and address inequities for students historically underserved by STEM classrooms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Colleges and universities work to control outbreaks as a new school year starts amid coronavirus
A return to campus for the new academic year has colleges and universities struggling to both contain outbreaks of Covid-19 and enforce policies meant to prevent its spread. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Australian researchers condemn 'groundless vilification' of their work with China
Without global collaboration, the nation would be ‘in really serious trouble’, Universities Australia head saysAustralian scientists have been vilified for working with Chinese researchers even though the nation would be “in really serious trouble” without international partnerships, top representatives of the sector have warned.In an emphatic defence of global research efforts, the Australian Academy of Science said it would be “such a great shame if that was jeopardised because of vilification that has no grounds”.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 28, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Daniel Hurst Tags: Science Australian universities Australian education Australia news China Research Australian politics Medical research Source Type: news

Duchenne: " Crosstalk " between muscle and spleen
(University of Bonn) Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is the most common muscle disease in children and is passed on by X-linked recessive inheritance. Characteristic is a progressive muscular atrophy. The disease often results in death before the third decade of life. Researchers of the Universities of Maynooth (Ireland) and Bonn have found a connection between dystrophic muscles and the lymphatic system in mice with Duchenne disease. The results have now been published in the journal " iScience " . (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

An improved wearable, stretchable gas sensor using nanocomposites
(Penn State) A stretchable, wearable gas sensor for environmental sensing has been developed and tested by researchers at Penn State, Northeastern University and five universities in China. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 27, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Dozens of U.S. universities still taking millions from Chinese front group despite federal warning
(Natural News) The U.S. government recently designated the Confucius Institute as a foreign propaganda mission. Nevertheless, dozens of American universities, including Stanford and Columbia, continue to take millions of dollars from the Chinese government-run global education program. The government labels entities that are directly controlled by foreign powers as “foreign missions,” and the designation subjects... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news