Latest News Releases 22 June
Toward Evidence-Based Antiracist Policymaking: Problems and Proposals for Better Racial Data Collection and Reporting details the center’s own experiences of trying to collect demographic data and gives a roadmap—for the federal government and state and local officials—for pulling in more robust information.
- Rockefeller Foundation, Commonwealth Fund
A new study estimates there could be substantial demand for liquid hydrogen at the Aleutian Islands ports in Alaska, including 10,000 tonnes annually from ships that already call on Dutch Harbor.
The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) has received renewed grant support to welcome a new class of reporters for the Journalists in Aging Fellows Program. The 2022 funders to date include Silver Century Foundation, The John A. Hartford Foundation, and NIHCM Foundation.
Health Data Research UK (HDR UK) launches its Health Data Science Black Internship Programme for 2022 helping to tackle the underrepresentation of Black people within STEM careers.
The University of Bath's new Sanctuary Scholarship scheme will waive tuition fees and provide a £5,000 bursary towards study costs.
The research shows that four neighboring groups of bonobos they studied at the Kokolopori Bonobo Reserve in the Democratic Republic of Congo maintained exclusive and stable social and spatial borders between them, showing they are indeed part of distinct social groups that interact regularly and peacefully with each other.
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
The RIKEN Center for Brain Science in Japan has developed a way to create artificial neural networks that learn to recognize objects faster and more accurately. The study focuses on all the unnoticed eye movements that we make, and shows that they serve a vital purpose in allowing us to stably recognize objects. These findings can be applied to machine vision, for example, making it easier for self-driving cars to learn how to recognize important features on the road.
- PLoS Computational Biology
For the first time, researchers have shown in a single model the full story of how gas travels in the center of the Milky Way—from being blown off by stars to falling into the black hole.
- The Astrophysical Journal Letters
There is a long history of confusion and controversy regarding the use of polypropylene mesh materials for pelvic floor disorders in women, such as stress urinary incontinence (SUI) or pelvic organ prolapse (POP). So what option would specialist surgeons choose if they were to undergo these procedures themselves? That's the question asked in a survey study in Urology Practice®, an Official Journal of the American Urological Association (AUA). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.
- Urology Practice
In one of the first studies to investigate the overall quality of care and outcomes of stroke care for non-COVID-19 hospitalized patients during the pandemic from a national U.S. perspective, researchers from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Regenstrief Institute and Monash University assessed patients with strokes and transient ischemic attacks (often called mini-strokes or TIAs) in 128 hospitals across the U.S. in the VA’s health system, the nation’s largest integrated healthcare system. The researchers report no decline in overall quality of care nor outcomes (after risk adjustment) when comparing patients with stroke and mini-strokes from prior to the pandemic [March to September 2019] to the same months during the pandemic [March to September 2020].
- Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
A Southwest Research Institute-led team used the Hubble Space Telescope to observe Jupiter’s moon, Europa, at ultraviolet wavelengths, filling in a “gap” in the various wavelengths used to observe this icy water world. The team’s near-global UV maps show concentrations of sulfur dioxide on Europa’s trailing side.
- The Planetary Science Journal