Science professors go through years of training to learn about their field, yet they often don't receive any formal education in how to teach students about it. This new study tracks one way that university science departments are working to amend that. Over the course of a decade, the researchers found, the number of education experts in science departments in the country's largest four-year public university system doubled.
A University of Maryland School of Medicine study suggests that a novel machine learning model developed at the University of Maryland Medical System, called the Baltimore score (B score), may help hospitals better predict which discharged patients are likely to be readmitted.
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. If you could visibly see signs of skin cancer on your body, would you be more likely to visit the doctor? A group of professors from BYU and the University of Utah asked that exact question as they looked for the most effective ways to influence people to screen themselves for cancer.
Populist Eurosceptics don't gain from terrorist attacks Research led by the University of Kent has found that terrorist attacks in Europe don't increase support for populist parties. In fact, people in Germany became more positive towards the EU after the 2016 Berlin Christmas market attack in that country, the researchers found.
Research linking economic conditions and health often does not consider children's mental health problems. In a new Health Economics study, investigators found that US children's mental health worsened as the economy weakened. The use of special education services for emotional problems also rose when economic conditions worsened.
An SDSU researcher's study finds science faculty with education specialties are having an increasing impact in K-12 and undergrad science education.
Addressing the psychological effects of injury can improve health and reduce the negative outcomes of injury. Yet, in a national survey, only 7% of trauma centers incorporate routine screening for PTSD symptoms.
As foxes and coyotes adapt to urban landscapes, the potential for encounters with humans necessarily goes up. A team of scientists is taking advantage of this fact to enlist the eyeballs and fingertips of humans -- getting them to report online what they see in their own neighborhoods and parks.
Prized worldwide for its high-quality wood and rich flavor of delicious nuts, the Persian walnut (Juglans regia) is an important economic crop. Using genomic data analyzed with phylogenetic and population genetic approaches, researchers have now cracked this mystery, showing that the Persian walnut is the result of hybridization between two long-extinct species around 3.45 million years ago.
Scientific research usually takes months to be published by academic journals, and once it is, many of the papers can only be read by scientists from wealthy institutes that subscribe to the journals. Over the years, there have been various attempts to make research more widely available, but most papers remain behind paywalls and scientists complain that the peer review process at journals now takes longer than ever.