Interventions for students with disabilities, learning difficulties, measured with grant

IMAGE: Ethan Van Norman is an assistant professor of school psychology at Lehigh University. view more  Credit: Lehigh University Schools provide interventions for students with disabilities and learning difficulties to help those students overcome academic challenges and succeed in the classroom. But how does a teacher or researcher know if an intervention is working or not…

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Climate action urgently required to protect human health in Europe

EASAC is the voice of independent science advice, mobilising Europe’s leading scientists from 27 national science academies to guide EU policy for the benefit of society. By considering a large body of independent studies on the effects of climate change on health, and on strategies to address the risks to health, EASAC has identified key…

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Researchers explore augmented ACL reconstruction procedure

IMAGE: Viewing outside the knee, the tibial passing sutures, InternalBrace passing sutures, and femoral passing sutures can all be seen docked. view more  Credit: Chad Lavender, M.D., Marshall University HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — An innovative procedure that explores the use of amnion, bone marrow concentrate and suture tape in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction may result in…

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Leann Birch, Who Knew How to Get a Child to Eat Peas, Dies at 72

Leann L. Birch, whose research into children’s eating habits challenged some long-held notions about finicky young diners and led to new insights on childhood nutrition and obesity, died on May 26 in Durham, N.C. She was 72. Her daughter, Charlotte K. Newell, said the cause was cancer. Dr. Birch, a developmental psychologist, and the researchers…

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Leah Chase, Creole Chef Who Fed Presidents and Freedom Riders, Dies at 96

Leah Chase, the nation’s pre-eminent Creole chef, always knew what to feed her famous customers. The Rev. Martin Luther King Sr. liked barbecued ribs, and James Baldwin preferred gumbo. The singer Sarah Vaughan ordered stuffed crab to go, and Nat King Cole always wanted a four-minute egg. She once had to stop President Barack Obama…

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