Violence against long-term care staff ‘normalized’

IMAGE: This is Dr. Jim Brophy. view more  Credit: University of Stirling Violence against staff working in long-term care facilities — including physical assault, verbal abuse and sexual harassment — has become «normalised», according to a new University of Stirling study. The research provides a fresh insight into how violence is emerging as a significant risk…

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Bringing endangered species back from the brink

A research team at the University of Oxford has begun work to find a new way of saving the Northern White Rhino by using tissue taken from animal ovaries to produce potentially large numbers of eggs in a laboratory setting. Led by Dr Suzannah Williams, researchers working on the Rhino Fertility Project will refine the…

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New brain research challenges our understanding of sleep

An international study headed by researchers from Aarhus University has for the first time uncovered the large-scale brain patterns and networks which control sleep, providing knowledge which in the future may help the large proportion of people who experience problems sleeping. We spend approximately one-third of our life asleep and our sleep has fascinated researchers…

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Immune-repelling protein prolongs function, survival of human stem-cell-derived beta cells

Encapsulating human stem-cell-derived beta cells in microcapsules made with a protein that repels key immune cells restored glucose metabolism in diabetic mice and protected the cells from immune system attack, preventing the buildup of inflammatory fibrotic tissue that has plagued previous trials of encapsulated beta cells. A team of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators reports…

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Future Science Group launches new journal Future Drug Discovery

Led by an expert international Editorial Advisory Board, Future Drug Discovery is a peer-reviewed, open access journal covering the latest breakthrough science in drug discovery, research & development. «The field of drug discovery has historically been troubled by high failure rates, and multidisciplinary research and access to data are being increasingly embraced in order to…

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Duke University to Pay $112.5 Million to Settle Claims of Research Misconduct

Duke University will pay $112.5 million to the federal government to settle allegations that researchers submitted applications and reports containing falsified data to win more than two dozen grants from the National Institutes of Health and the Environmental Protection Agency, the Justice Department said on Monday. “Taxpayers expect and deserve that federal grant dollars will…

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Two Top Medical Groups Call for Soda Taxes and Advertising Curbs on Sugary Drinks

Two of the country’s leading medical groups on Monday issued a call to arms against the soda industry, urging legislators and policymakers to embrace taxes, warning labels and advertising restrictions to deter young people from consuming the sugary beverages that are increasingly linked to the nation’s crisis of obesity and chronic disease. Describing sweetened drinks…

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Adventurous. Alone. Attacked.

Carla Stefaniak did everything “right,” her best friend said. On a five-day vacation to Costa Rica in November to celebrate her 36th birthday, Ms. Stefaniak, a dual Venezuelan-American citizen, chose a gated Airbnb villa near the airport. It had a security guard. It was in a safe neighborhood. And she made sure to get home…

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Museums Cut Ties With Sacklers as Outrage Over Opioid Crisis Grows

In London this weekend, visitors to the Old Royal Naval College headed to its reopened “painted hall,” an ornate masterpiece called Britain’s answer to the Sistine Chapel, and then went to the Sackler Gallery to learn its story. In Paris, at the Louvre, lovers of Persian art knew there was only one place to go:…

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These Tools Might Make Your Cakes Instagram Famous

Shag cakes, ruffle layers, string-art lattice work — these aren’t couture trends, they’re (almost) too-beautiful-to-eat cakes and pies that you can find on Instagram. Designing #baking art looks difficult, but bakers we talked to said their designs don’t require fancy equipment. To find out what other tools Instagram bakers use to achieve flawless edges, vibrant…

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