Study points to ‘unintended consequences’ of heavy data surveillance in rugby

A ‘Big Brother’ data culture in rugby driven by performance management threatens to create heightened distrust, anxiety and insecurity among players, according to a new study. The qualitative research, based on interviews with 10 players, coaches and analysts at an English Premiership club, suggests that data culture in the professional game can have unintended negative…

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Study finds association between therapy time, length of stay after hip fracture surgery

WASHINGTON (Jan. 27, 2020) — The rate of recovery and a patient’s length of stay at nursing and rehabilitation facilities are associated with a patient’s mobility and their ability to provide self-care when they are discharged following hip fracture surgery, according to a new study from the George Washington University (GW), published in JAMA Network…

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An old plant virus inspires the design of a modern vaccine to fight against malaria

Scientists from the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research have demonstrated that a novel, second-generation malaria vaccine candidate based on the tobacco mosaic virus may offer protection against Plasmodium falciparum malaria in the upcoming issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Malaria, infecting approximately 228 million individuals in 2018, remains a…

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