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ASU researchers explore longer life cycle for batteries
(Arizona State University) Arizona State University researchers are exploring new energy storage technology that could give the battery an even longer life cycle.

Federal agencies award UT Arlington's TMAC $6.7 million to bolster manufacturing
(University of Texas at Arlington) UT Arlington's TMAC, formerly the Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center, has won a five-year, $33.5 million Commerce Department award to manage Manufacturing Extension Partnership centers to help small and mid-sized manufacturers across the state.

New study points to better classrooms for children with disabilities
(Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute) A pilot study in 51 NC classrooms shows the effectiveness of a new measure in assessing the quality of practices in inclusive preschools. Not only is the Inclusive Classroom Profile a reliable instrument, researchers say it also reveals the types of inclusive settings that may be best serving preschoolers with disabilities.

Study: Little evidence that executive function interventions boost student achievement
(American Educational Research Association) Despite growing enthusiasm among educators and scholars about the potential of school-based executive function interventions to significantly increase student achievement, a federally funded meta-analysis of 25 years' worth of research finds no conclusive evidence that developing students' executive function skills leads to better academic performance, according to a new study published today in Review of Educational Research, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association.

Study simulates changes to admissions criteria for NYC's specialized high schools
(New York University) A new report from NYU's Research Alliance for New York City Schools examines students' pathways from middle school to matriculation at a specialized high school, and simulates the effects of various admissions criteria that have been proposed as alternatives to the current policy -- which uses students' performance on the Specialized High School Admissions Test as the sole determinant of admission.

Antibodies to brain proteins may trigger psychosis
(Elsevier) Antibodies defend the body against bacterial, viral, and other invaders. But sometimes the body makes antibodies that attack healthy cells. In these cases, autoimmune disorders develop.

Future Science Group commemorates a 15-year commitment to double-blind peer review
(Future Science Group) Future Science Group today announced that it will continue to require double-blind peer review for research articles submitted to all 34 professional journals published by both of its imprints, Future Science and Future Medicine. FSG has employed the use of double-blind peer review since the launch of the company's first journal, Pharmacogenomics, in 2000.

Research highlights differences in how young men and women learn about sex and relationships
(London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) More young people than ever are getting most of their information about sexual matters from school, but the majority feel they are not getting all the information they need, and men in particular are missing out, according to new research from UCL, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and NatCen Social Research, published in BMJ Open.

Achieving gender equality in science, engineering and medicine
(New York Stem Cell Foundation) Gender equality has not yet been achieved in science, medicine, and engineering, but NYSCF, through its Initiative on Women in Science and Engineering, is committed to making sure progress is made. NYSCF convened the Inaugural Meeting of its Initiative on Women in Science and Engineering Working Group in February 2014, where the group put forward seven actionable strategies for advancing women, and reconvened in February 2015 to further develop the strategies.

Seven strategies to advance women in science
(Cell Press) In the March 5 issue of the journal Cell Stem Cell, the Initiative on Women in Science and Engineering Working Group, a collection of more than 30 academic and business leaders organized by the New York Stem Cell Foundation, present seven strategies to advance women in science, engineering, and medicine in the modern landscape.

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