Three high school students from an urban charter school in Rochester, N.Y., found a rare e-coli-killing bacterium on a door handle at Rochester Institute of Technology while gaining college experience through a senior capstone program. They genetically sequenced and analyzed the bacterium in the RIT Genomics Lab and are now co-authors with their RIT faculty mentor on a paper published in The American Society for Microbiology's Microbiology Resource Announcements.
War veterans experience such extreme 'culture shock' at university, that they struggle to communicate their feelings and begin a destructive cycle of silence, according to a new study.
College men who frequently attend parties or go to bars are more likely to be sexually aggressive compared to those who don't, Washington State University researchers have found.
Five years ago, Pennsylvania State University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill launched replications of UMBC's Meyerhoff Scholars Program, which over the last 30 years has earned national recognition for its strength in supporting diverse students in STEM. The positive results at PSU and UNC demonstrate that any institution committed to Meyerhoff principles can reproduce the program's results, and hopefully encourage other colleges and universities to partner with UMBC to launch similar initiatives.
Rice University physicists contributed to the discovery of the longest half-life ever measured in xenon 124. The element's half-life is many orders of magnitude greater than the current age of the universe. Their results appear in Nature.
A good estimate of how many college students struggle with food insecurity is a difficult number to pin down, says new research from a team of University of Illinois experts who study food choice issues.
Psychology researchers exploring the belonging and achievement of middle school students found valuing cultural diversity reduces achievement gaps over the course of a year, while policies that favor colorblindness and assimilation led to wider achievement gaps.
Teaching big data to future scientists means having them think creatively about ways to harness the terabytes of information available to them. To that end, systems biologist Trey Ideker used his UC San Diego School of Medicine's Biological Networks and Biomedicine graduate course to host a classroom competition tasking students with detecting genes associated with schizophrenia. The winning technique was quick, flexible, and outperformed previously published methods. The details appear April 24 in the journal Cell Systems.
Underrepresentation of women scientists in the public sphere perpetuates the stereotype of the white male scientist and fails both to reflect the true diversity of people practicing science today and to encourage more diversity. In a new article publishing April 23 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology, Dr. Elizabeth McCullagh and colleagues from the grassroots organization 500 Women Scientists, describe the first year of a database they founded in January 2018 to combat this issue.
Nursing, medical, and dental students can work as a team to improve their knowledge of pediatric oral health -- and how to work with their fellow health professionals, finds new research led by NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. The study appears in the Journal of Dental Education.