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Financial survey reveals public concern over income inequality, broken education system
(University of Chicago Booth School of Business) Though the collective measure of financial trust is up, driven mainly by more positive attitudes toward banks and the stock market, Americans are concerned about growing income inequality and would like to see improvements in the country's educational system as a starting point to address that inequality, according to the latest Chicago Booth/Kellogg School Financial Trust Index.

ASHG and NHGRI award first genetics and education fellowship
(American Society of Human Genetics) The American Society of Human Genetics and the National Human Genome Research Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, have named Elizabeth P. Tuck, MA, Upper School Science Teacher at The Wellington School in Columbus, Ohio, the first ASHG/NHGRI Genetics and Education Fellow. The 16-month appointment begins today.

UT Dallas researchers win nearly $1 million in defense grants for equipment
(University of Texas at Dallas) Two grants totaling nearly $1 million won by researchers in the Texas Analog Center of Excellence (TxACE) will lower the hurdle for research and development in high frequency integrated circuit design. The professors successfully competed against more than 500 researchers to receive the funding. The measurement systems are expected to be available for use this fall.

Education program on classroom management strategies receives $3.5 million DOE grant
(University of Houston) The University of Houston Consistency Management & Cooperative Discipline (CMCD) program, part of the College of Education, is the recipient of a $3.5 million grant from the Institute of Education Science to study how CMCD strategies affect the behavior and achievement of Houston-area elementary students.

Family history of cardiovascular disease is not enough to motivate people to follow healthy lifestyle
(Kaizo) New research presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Barcelona shows that having a family history of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is not enough to motivate people to follow healthy lifestyles.

Drug that improves blood flow may help find cause of exercise intolerance in cystic fibrosis
(Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University) A little white pill may help scientists learn why patients with cystic fibrosis have less exercise capacity than their peers, even if their lungs are relatively healthy.

University of Houston researcher looks at the future of higher education
(University of Houston) Most forecasts about the future of higher education have focused on how the institutions themselves will be affected -- including the possibility of less demand for classes on campus and fewer tenured faculty members as people take courses online. When researchers at the University of Houston tackled the issue, they focused instead on what students will need in the future, including improved mentoring, personalized learning and feedback in real time.

Humiliation tops list of mistreatment toward med students
(Michigan State University) Each year thousands of students enroll in medical schools across the country. But just how many feel they've been disrespected, publicly humiliated, ridiculed or even harassed by their superiors at some point during their medical education?

Mechanical ventilation a key indicator for pre-term children's math problems
(University of Warwick) A new study, led by researchers at the University of Warwick in the UK and the Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany, and just published in the Journal Early Human Development, has found that both the length of time spent in hospital after birth and the use of mechanical ventilation are key indicators of reduced mathematical ability in preterm children.

The Disappearing Spoon author Sam Kean takes on the megalodon myth
(American Chemical Society) Best-selling author Sam Kean stops by Reactions this week to debunk the myth of the megalodon, the 50-foot super shark that, despite what 'Shark Week' may lead you to believe, is long-extinct. Kean's book, 'The Disappearing Spoon,' is getting the Reactions treatment in a 10-episode video series. The series is a collaboration with the newly launched American Association of Chemistry Teachers.

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