Cranfield University: 'Tick Box' Attitude to Women on FTSE 100 Boards Must Stop
CRANFIELD, England, July 12 [TNSsociologyresearch] -- Cranfield University issued the following news release:
Although the percentage of women on FTSE 100 boards is on track to reach 33% by 2020, a new report has found worrying trends implying that companies are appointing women for symbolic value. The Female FTSE Board Report, produced annually by Cranfield University's School of Management, reveals that women serve shorter tenures than men (on average, female non-executive directors serve 3.8 more
University of California-Davis: Internet Communities Can Teach Amateurs to Build Personalized Governments
DAVIS, California, July 12 [TNSsociologyresearch] -- The University of California's Davis Campus issued the following news:
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- Players of the Game Minecraft Develop Skills in Leadership and Community-Building
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The internet has its perils with privacy breaches and fake news, but on the plus side, a whole generation of youth have been teaching themselves skills in leadership and community-building, according to a new University of California, Davis, study.
These self-governing inter more
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Michigan State University: New Racial Disparity in Special Education
EAST LANSING, Michigan, July 3 [TNSeducationresearch] -- Michigan State University issued the following news release:
Racial disparity in special education is growing, and it's more complex than previously thought. New research from Michigan State University examined how often black and Hispanic students are identified as needing special education compared to white students, leading to new findings on disproportionality and racial gaps.
"When it comes to special education demographics, people more
Baylor College of Medicine: Anal Cancer Precursors for Women With HIV Greater Than Previously Reported
HOUSTON, Texas, July 13 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The Baylor College of Medicine issued the following news release:
The prevalence of anal high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSIL), which precede anal cancer, is much higher in women living with HIV than previously reported, a multi-site, national study involving hundreds of patients has found. Conducted by researchers from the AIDS Malignancy Consortium, a National Cancer Institute-supported clinical trials group, the results call for ne more
Carnegie Mellon University: Microscopy and VR Illuminate New Ways to Prevent, Treat Disease
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, July 13 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Carnegie Mellon University issued the following news:
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- Innovation enables better visualization and interpretation of data from cell microscopy
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A combined research team from Carnegie Mellon University and Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason is pairing a nanoscale imaging technique with virtual reality technology to create a method that allows researchers to "step inside" their biological data.
By combining the t more
Georgetown University: Facial Plastic Surgery in Men Enhances Perception of Attractiveness, Trustworthiness
WASHINGTON, July 13 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Georgetown University issued the following news release:
In the first of a kind study, plastic surgeons at Georgetown University Medical Center found that when a man chose to have a nip or a tuck on his face, it significantly increased perceptions of attractiveness, likeability, social skills or trustworthiness.
The study, published in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, shows that men benefit from facial cosmetic surgery in much the same way as women: Othe more
Latest Mesothelioma University of Hawaii Research Highlighted in Top Scientific Publication
HONOLULU, Hawaii, July 13 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of Hawaii issued the following news release:
Discoveries by a team of researchers at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center on ways to improve prevention, early detection and treatment of mesothelioma was featured on the cover of the September issue of the prestigious Ca: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.
The discovery was made by UH Cancer Center researcher and the study's lead author, Michele Carbone, and collaborators that spec more
Thomas Jefferson University: Are Doctors Treating More Thyroid Cancer Patients Than Necessary?
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, July 13 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Thomas Jefferson University issued the following news:
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- New research may help change treatment practices for patients diagnosed with low risk thyroid cancer.
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Nearly a million Americans live with thyroid cancer and doctors will diagnose more than 50,000 new cases this year. Fortunately, the survival rate for this kind of cancer is one of the best. Five years after diagnosis, more than 98 percent of patients are survivors more
University of Michigan: Methodological Limitations Keeping At-Risk Individuals From Accessing Lifesaving HIV Prevention Pill
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, July 13 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of Michigan issued the following news release:
Methodological limitations in HIV drug implementation studies help to explain why high-risk individuals are not accessing pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) that can reduce the subsequent risk of HIV infection, according to a new University of Michigan study.
Various barriers--from a lack of PrEP training among some doctors to racism in health care--contribute to those at risk for HI more
University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio: Novel Therapy Administered After TBI Prevents Brain Damage
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, July 13 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio issued the following news release:
An experimental treatment given to mice after a traumatic brain injury (TBI) reduced damage almost to the levels of mice that never had a TBI, researchers at UT Health San Antonio reported. The study was published July 4 in the Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism.
The scientists hope to convert the discovery into a simple and effective tr more
University of Utah: Team Approach to Cardiac Care Increases Chance of Surviving Severe Complications From Heart Attack
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, July 13 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of Utah issued the following news release:
When multidisciplinary health care teams were engaged in caring for patients suffering from refractory cardiogenic shock, a severe condition that can occur after a heart attack, the likelihood of survival increased significantly, by approximately 50%. The proof of concept study by investigators at University of Utah Health was published online in the July issue of Circulation.
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University of Adelaide: Business Cost Savings on State Government Contracts
ADELAIDE, Australia, June 15 [TNSeconomicresearch] -- The University of Adelaide issued the following news release:
South Australian businesses could save more than $20 million a year on tendering for State Government contracts if the procurement process was streamlined and improved, according to Visiting Research Fellow, Darryl Gobbett from the University of Adelaide's South Australian Centre for Economic Studies (SACES).
In its first draft report published in March, SA's new Productivity Com more
Iowa State University: Economic Study Shows Combination of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Women, Infants & Children Improves Food Security
AMES, Iowa, June 13 [TNSeconomicresearch] -- Iowa State University issued the following news release:
Forty million Americans, including 6.5 million children, are food insecure, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which means they do not have enough food for an active, healthy life.
Many rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - the largest food assistance program for low-income families - to help make ends meet. Still, 51.2 percent of households receiving SNA more
Johns Hopkins University-Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies Expert Develops Research Paper on Effects of Chinese Export Slowdown
WASHINGTON, June 13 [TNSeconomicresearch] -- Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies issued the following news release:
New research co-authored by economist and professor Filipe Campante at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) details how negative economic shocks, such as decreases in exports, may result in domestic political turmoil, due to the impact these events have for labor markets and local governments.
"The Politic more
University of Sussex: Unclear Nuclear - How UK Energy Consumers Unwittingly Pay for Military Infrastructures
BRIGHTON, England, June 13 [TNSeconomicresearch] -- The University of Sussex issued the following news release:
UK energy consumers are unknowingly subsidising the high cost of military nuclear infrastructures, testimony by University of Sussex academics to a Parliamentary inquiry has documented.
Professor Andy Stirling and Dr Philip Johnstone have told the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee that UK energy consumers could be paying a minimum of 7% extra on their bills in order more
University of Cambridge: Value of Manufacturing to UK Economy Significantly Underestimated, Report Claims
LONDON, England, June 12 [TNSeconomicresearch] -- The University of Cambridge issued the following news release:
The economic value of manufacturing to the UK is being underestimated in official statistics, potentially by as much as half, presenting significant issues for policymakers, according to a new report from the University of Cambridge.
In the context of Brexit, the authors say it is vital that UK negotiators seeking new trade agreements are equipped with a solid understanding of manuf more
University of New Hampshire Research Finds Uneven Distribution of Retail Food and Food Support Sites Across the State
DURHAM, New Hampshire, June 12 [TNSeconomicresearch] -- The University of New Hampshire issued the following news release:
Northern and western areas of the Granite State have a higher proportion of low-income residents and low population density, factors associated with an increased risk of food insecurity, according to new research released by the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire.
The research also found that the distribution of retail food sources across the more