Research

Why Tooth Banking Might Just Be The Next Wave In Stem Cell Research

<i>Uproxx knows that science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines are driving the future of this planet forward. Every day, we see new ideas, fresh innovations, and bold trailblazers in these fields. Follow us this month as we highlight how STEM is shaping the culture of …

Stem-Cell Research

Is the anti-mammography movement based on bad science?

The debate over breast-cancer screening is turning into an academic feud, leaving millions of women in limbo<p>Between medical research, treating …

Cancer

Drinking two cups of coffee a day linked to reduced risk of liver cancer, study finds

There's good news for coffee drinkers — it turns out that coffee, already shown to have some health benefits when consumed in moderation, may be …

Coffee

Gender stereotypes? Worry less, join in more, says world's first professor of play

Paul Ramchandanim, new Cambridge University academic set to lead research into child leisure activity, says parents’ involvement more important than gender roles or games played<p>Little girls in pink princess costumes and boys dressed as cowboys might strike many parents as a nightmare combination of …

Parenting

Good dog sits on editorial board of 7 bad medical journals

For scientists and researchers, getting papers published in respected journals is critical for their careers.<p>So it's a good thing that Dr. Olivia Doll, respected authority and academic, is intimately involved in curating journals within the medical community. She sits on seven different editorial …

Humor

The Hidden Women in Astronomy Research

An analysis of thousands of scientific papers dating back to 1950 shows female researchers are cited less frequently.<p>The citations found at the end of research papers serve several purposes, like providing background on the current work and giving proper credit where it’s due. They can also, …

Scientific Research

Scientists Looking Into the Causes of Chronic Heart Failure

Researchers in Japan have zeroed in on a receptor on heart cells as a potential cause of the disease that affects more than 5 million Americans.<p>A …

Medical Research

Monument to peer review unveiled in Moscow

Cornerstone of modern science immortalized in concrete.<p>A 1.5-tonne stone tribute to peer review is the latest addition to Moscow’s rich cultural …

Peer Review

Existing laws on live broadcasts not applicable to internet: Research analyst

On the heels of Facebook defending its Content Policy after the leak of its content moderation guidelines, a research analyst has said that existing …

Media Industry

Finding useful data across multiple biomedical data repositories using DataMed

Abstract<p>The value of broadening searches for data across multiple repositories has been identified by the biomedical research community. As part of …

Big Data

Internet trolls are made, not born, researchers say

You, too, could become a troll. Not a mythological creature that hides under bridges, but one of those annoying people who post disruptive messages …

India Is Doing High Quality Work In Disaster Science: Michiel Kolman, Senior VP, Elsevier

In 2015, 194 nations committed to the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) over the next 15 years. Given India’s socio-economic imbalance as …

Sustainability

Vast Majority Of Development Assistance For Health Funds Target Those Below Age Sixty

• Vegard Skirbekk1,*,<br>• Trygve Ottersen2,<br>• Hannah Hamavid3,<br>• Nafis Sadat4 and<br>• Joseph L. Dieleman5<p>1Vegard Skirbekk (vegardskirbekk{at}gmail.com) is a senior …

Health Policy

Autism symptoms of five boys improve in early trial of century-old drug

Autism symptoms improved in five boys given a century-old drug for sleeping sickness, according to a new study led by University of California San …

Autism

Yale/UC study finds extensive Facebook usage decreases health & happiness

A large-scale study jointly carried out by academics from Yale University and the University of California has concluded that greater than average use of Facebook decreases both mental health and happiness …<p>The <i>WSJ</i> reports that the study was a rigorous one, tracking the Facebook habits of more than …

Yale

Science Explains the Secret to Changing an Anti-Vaxxer's Mind

Andrew Wakefield, the disgraced doctor who managed to get a fraudulent paper linking vaccines and autism published in <i>The Lancet</i> in 1998, has had his …

Autism

Lego professor: Cambridge University hires 'professor of play'

<b>The University of Cambridge has appointed its first "Lego professor of play".</b><p>Paul Ramchandani, an expert in child mental health with Imperial College, London, will take up the post in January.<p>He beat off a global field of applicants and is expected to earn around £84,000 a year, the average for …

Lego

Autistic Children Don't Benefit From Special Diets And Supplements, Study Shows

No shortage of quack therapies, particularly downright horrifying and dangerous ones, for “treating” autistic* children. An estimated one in 68 children have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but the rash of misinformation …

Autism

Study finds striking differences in how dads treat sons, daughters

The question of whether parents treat sons and daughters differently and how that may or may not affect the children later in life has been the …

Parenting

Weed Plants May Be The Answer To Helping Epileptic Children

Dravet syndrome, a severe form of childhood epilepsy that affects approximately one in 20,000 people, is notoriously difficult to treat. Most patients don't reach adulthood (typically due to sudden death during a seizure), and those who do typically can't live independently. A promising new …

Cannabis

Use of Facebook associated with decreased health and happiness, study finds

Why it matters to you<p>Increased Facebook use may be a symptom of stressed minds and bodies, or it may be a cause. Either way, this study suggests that …

Social Media

Sensory and diet therapies for autism lack strong evidence

(Reuters Health) - - There is little or no evidence to support many popular therapies that aim to help children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), according to two new reviews of existing research.<p>ASDs are developmental disorders that can lead to social, communication and behavioral challenges. …

Autism

Laptops and tablets in the classroom: How to integrate electronic devices in the university

A team of investigators from the University of Seville has analysed the profiles of the students that take a laptop or tablet to class and the …

Education

How Much Water Should We Drink Every Day?

More than 2000 years ago Hippocrates (460–377 BCE) said, “If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too …

Evidence-Based Medicine

More than half of UK charities don't have adequate whistleblowing scheme, research finds

More than half of charities in the UK do not have an adequate whistleblowing scheme, despite a number of scandals involving governance failures and …

UK News

The NHMRC program grant overhaul: will it change the medical research landscape in Australia?

Medical research in Australia is facing some unprecedented challenges. Investment in the National and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has been flat …

Medical Research

Losing sleep over climate change

Climate change may keep you awake -- and not just metaphorically. Nights that are warmer than normal can harm human sleep, researchers show in a new …

Climate Change

USDA Releases Second Report From Equine 2015 Study

The percentage of the equine population 20 years of age or older increased across study years (5.6%, 7.6%, and 11.4%, respectively).<p>The USDA’s Animal …

Horses

Phallic Anixety (Probably!) Drives Male Academics to Execute Lame Hoax About Gender Studies

Hold tight to that phallocentrisim!Digital Vision/Thinkstock A new paper in the journal <i>Cogent Social Sciences</i> argues that the penis should not be …

Gender

Astronomer Who Harassed Women Was Also Investigated For Faking A Female Researcher

Astrophysics professor Christian Ott, who was investigated by the California Institute of Technology in 2015 for harassing two female graduate students in his research group, was also investigated for creating a name and email address for an imaginary female researcher.<p>“Ursula,” “U.C.T.,” or …