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Carnegie Mellon leads new NSF project mining educational data to improve learning
(Carnegie Mellon University) Carnegie Mellon University will lead a five-year, $5 million early implementation project sponsored by the National Science Foundation to improve educational outcomes and advance the science of learning by creating a large, distributed infrastructure called LearnSphere that will securely store data on how students learn.

Intervention helps decrease 'mean girl' behaviors, MU researchers find
(University of Missouri-Columbia) Relational aggression, or 'mean girl' bullying, is a popular subject in news and entertainment media. This nonphysical form of aggression generally used among adolescent girls includes gossiping, rumor spreading, exclusion and rejection. As media coverage has illustrated, relational aggression can lead to tragic and sometimes fatal outcomes. Despite these alarming concerns, little has been done to prevent and eliminate these negative behaviors. Now, University of Missouri researchers have developed and tested an intervention that effectively decreases relational aggression among teen girls.

Top Executives from around the World Discuss Marine Bio-Resources in Portugal
(JLM&A, SA ) The fifth edition of BioMarine, the international investment platform dedicated to the marine bio-resources, will bring together 300 CEO, Top Executives and start-ups from around the world, on 30 and 31 Oct. at the Estoril Congress Centre, in Cascais, Portugal under the High Patronage of the Presidency of the Republic of Portugal and Prince Albert II of Monaco.

UT Dallas Cybersecurity program earns $3.9 million award
(University of Texas at Dallas) The scholarship program will build on solid infrastructure and expand public outreach efforts.

Boston University receives NIH 'BEST' grant to promote biomedical careers beyond academia
(Boston University Medical Center) Boston University is one of seven institutions to receive the prestigious Broadening Experience in Scientific Training award by the National Institutes of Health. The five-year, $1.8 million award will provide biomedical research trainees from across the University with enhanced training to help PhD students and postdoctoral trainees prepare for careers beyond conventional academic research.

Louisiana Tech University, CSC develop curriculum to support high-tech workforce needs
(Louisiana Tech University) Faculty from Louisiana Tech University's cyber engineering, computer science, and computer information systems programs, and research and development group hosted over 30 executives from CSC, a global leader in next-generation IT, last week for strategic curriculum workshops.

Strict blood sugar control after heart surgery may not be necessary
(Elsevier) Patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting surgery may not have to follow a strict blood sugar management strategy after surgery, according to a study in the October 2014 issue of the Annals of Thoracic Surgery.

Non-traditional donor lungs appear safe for transplant
(Elsevier) Patients receiving lungs from donors whose cause of death was asphyxiation or drowning have similar outcomes and long-term survival as patients receiving lungs from traditional donors, according to a study in the October 2014 issue of the Annals of Thoracic Surgery.

Power can corrupt even the honest
(Elsevier) New research published in The Leadership Quarterly looked to discover whether power corrupts leaders. Study author John Antonakis and his colleagues from the University of Lausanne explain, 'We looked to examine what Lord Acton said over 100 years ago, that 'Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.''

Omega-3 fatty acids may prevent some forms of depression
(Elsevier) Patients with increased inflammation, including those receiving cytokines for medical treatment, have a greatly increased risk of depression. For example, a six-month treatment course of interferon-alpha therapy for chronic hepatitis C virus infection causes depression in approximately 30 percent of patients.

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