Facebook's organ donation drive success spills into Canada
'Economic violence' caused RBS to fail, new study suggests
Facebook's recent push to promote organ donation in the United States has driven up registrations tenfold, and the social media initiative has triggered a jump in signups across the border in Canada as well.
Better looking birds have more help at home with their chicks
University academics look at bank's management and discover why the bank failed. The management style adopted by former senior executives at the Royal Bank of Scotland amounted to economic violence used to build their reputation and win City backing for their disastrous expansion of RBS, according to an in-depth study by management experts from Newcastle University Business School and...
In choosing a mate both males and females rely on visual cues to determine which potential partner will supply the best genes, best nesting site, best territory, and best parenting skills. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Frontiers in Zoology shows that male blue tits' (Cyanistes caeruleus) parental behavior is determined by female ornamentation (ultraviolet...
Funding for teacher classroom management study
There’s a mystery in the Syrian desert shielded by the conflict tearing apart the Middle Eastern nation.
Time travel virtually possible
Disruptive behaviour in the classroom has an adverse effect on both teachers and pupils. It is a common source of stress for teachers and often a catalyst for leaving the profession. For pupils it may affect mental health, academic attainment and adversely impact on all children in a classroom.
You are where you e-mail: Global migration trends discovered in email data
A virtual time-machine will be officially unveiled in St Andrews this weekend (June 23-24, 2012), allowing people the opportunity to explore St Andrews Cathedral, Scotlands largest medieval church, as it was in its prime.
'Twisted light' carries terabits
(Phys.org) -- For the first time comparable migration data is available for almost every country of the world. To date, records were incompatible between nations and especially by gender and age, nonexistent. Emilio Zagheni from the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock, Germany, for the first time provides a rich migration database by compiling the global flow of...
Samsung eyes 10 mln mark for Galaxy S3 by end of July
Researchers show off a novel way of fitting more data on to light waves by "twisting" them - and clock beams carrying 2.5 terabits of data per second.
Pictures: Now or Never? 9 Places to See Before They Slip Away
South Korea's Samsung Electronics, the world's largest smartphone maker, said on Monday it expects to have sold 10 million of its newest Galaxy S3 model by the end of July, two months after its launch.
'Dessert with breakfast diet' helps avoid weight regain by reducing cravings
For summer travel with lasting impact, consider destinations that are changing fast—Glacier National Park, the Everglades, and more.
2 new vitamin D blood tests are often highly inaccurate, researchers say
Dieters have less hunger and cravings throughout the day and are better able to keep off lost weight if they eat a carbohydrate-rich, protein-packed breakfast that includes dessert. These findings come from a new study that will be presented Monday at the Endocrine Society's 94th Annual Meeting in Houston.
3-fold increase in acute dialysis after cardiac, vascular surgeries
Two new blood tests for vitamin D are inaccurate in at least 40 percent of laboratory specimens analyzed, a new study finds. The results will be presented Monday at the Endocrine Society's 94th Annual Meeting in Houston.
Acute kidney injury after major elective surgery more common than ever before: Study
There has been a three-fold increase in the number of patients receiving acute dialysis because of injury after cardiac and vascular surgeries since 1995, states a new study in Canadian Medical Association Journal.
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for June 26, 2012 online issue
The number of patients receiving acute dialysis after cardiac and vascular surgery has increased three-fold since 1995. In a new study, researchers at the Lawson Health Research Institute in London, Ontario and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences show a significant increase in the complications of severe acute kidney injury requiring dialysis after major elective surgery.
Biological switch paves way for improved biofuel production
Below is information about articles being published in the June 26 online issue of Annals of Internal Medicine. The information is not intended to substitute for the full articles as sources of information. Annals of Internal Medicine attribution is required for all coverage.
BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill exacerbated existing environmental problems in Louisiana marshes
A mechanism that controls the way organisms breathe or photosynthesise has been discovered by scientists at Queen Mary, University of London. The research could pave the way for improved biofuel production.
Cambodia remains last vulture bastion in Southeast Asia
The BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill temporarily worsened existing manmade problems in Louisiana's salt marshes such as erosion, but there may be cause for optimism, according to a new study.
Cassini shows why jet streams cross-cut Saturn
In face of what has become a precipitous slide toward extinction across the Asian continent, the vultures of Cambodia have persisted, giving conservationists hope that these important scavengers can come back from the brink, according to authors from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the Royal Government of Cambodia, and other groups in a new study.
Choosing when and how to die: Are we ready to perform therapeutic homicide?
Turbulent jet streams, regions where winds blow faster than in other places, churn east and west across Saturn. Scientists have been trying to understand for years the mechanism that drives these wavy structures in Saturn's atmosphere and the source from which the jets derive their energy.
Ciénega de Santa Clara unchanged after pilot run of Yuma Desalting Plant
A new report from the province of Quebec that recommends medical assistance to die will reignite the debate over euthanasia in Canada, states an editorial published in Canadian Medical Association Journal.
Computer analysis of EEG patterns suggests a potential diagnostic test for autism
Mexico's Ciénega de Santa Clara has not changed since the 2010-11 pilot run of the Yuma Desalting Plant, according to a new report from a University of Arizona-led binational team of researchers. The 15,000-acre ciénega is the largest wetland in the Colorado River Delta.
Computer program aids blood-sugar control among critically ill
From researchers at Boston Children's Hospital, the largest, most rigorous study to date to investigate EEGs as a potential diagnostic tool for autism, and offers hope for an earlier, more definitive test. Widely available EEG testing can distinguish children with autism from neurotypical children as early as age two. Findings could be the basis for a future objective diagnostic test of autism...
Condor lead poisoning persists, impeding recovery, says CU-UCSC study
A computer-software program more effectively controlled blood-sugar levels among critically ill patients than nurse-directed care did, according to the first large clinical trial of its kind. The results will be presented at the Endocrine Society's 94th Annual Meeting in Houston.
CWRU nurse researcher surveys infection control practices for home patients
The California condor is chronically endangered by lead exposure from ammunition and requires ongoing human intervention for population stability and growth, according to a new study led by the University of California, Santa Cruz, and involving the University of Colorado Boulder.
Irena Kenneley, assistant professor of nursing at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University, conducted a survey of home healthcare practices related to infection control. Kenneley reports in the April issue of the peer-reviewed journal, Home Healthcare Nurse, that home healthcare workers report that they have acquired infections and that the practices to prevent...