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Psychologists awarded 250,000 to delve inside the minds of contemporary dancers
(University of Plymouth) The mental imagery and preparation used by performers to push the boundaries of contemporary dance is to be analysed in a study led by Plymouth University.

For brain hemorrhage, risk of death is lower at high-volume hospitals
(Wolters Kluwer Health) For patients with a severe type of stroke called subarachnoid hemorrhage, treatment at a hospital that treats a high volume of subarachnoid hemorrhage cases is associated with a lower risk of death, reports a study in the November issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health.

Global boom in hydropower expected this decade
(Faculty of Science - University of Copenhagen) An unprecedented boom in hydropower dam construction is underway, primarily in developing countries and emerging economies. While this is expected to double the global electricity production from hydropower, it could reduce the number of our last remaining large free-flowing rivers by about 20 percent and pose a serious threat to freshwater biodiversity.

Nation's 'personality' influences its environmental stewardship, shows new study
(University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management) Countries with higher levels of compassion and openness score better when it comes to environmental sustainability, says research from the University of Toronto.

Bodies at sea: Ocean oxygen levels may impact scavenger response
(Simon Fraser University) An ocean's oxygen levels may play a role in the impact of marine predators on bodies when they are immersed in the sea, according to Simon Fraser University researchers, who deployed a trio of pig carcasses into Saanich Inlet off Vancouver Island and studied them using an underwater camera via the internet.

Population Council presents New research at HIV Research for Prevention
(Population Council) The Population Council will present new research on novel approaches to HIV, sexually transmitted infections, and unintended pregnancy prevention at the HIV Research for Prevention Conference, HIV R4P, in Cape Town, South Africa. HIV R4P, which runs 28-31 October, is the first global scientific meeting dedicated exclusively to research on biomedical HIV prevention.

UTSA Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos & Native Americans in Science Student Chapter honored with Outstanding Mentoring Award at SACNAS National Conference
(University of Texas at San Antonio) The University of Texas at San Antonio Student Chapter of the Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos & Native Americans in Science was recently honored with the Outstanding Mentoring Award at the Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos & Native Americans in Science 2014 National Conference in Los Angeles.

Bradley Hospital finds sleep difficulties common among toddlers with psychiatric disorders
(Lifespan) John Boekamp, Ph.D., clinical director of the Pediatric Partial Hospital Program at Bradley Hospital recently led a study that found sleep difficulties -- particularly problems with falling asleep -- were very common among toddlers and preschool-aged children who were receiving clinical treatment for a wide range of psychiatric disorders. The study, titled 'Sleep Onset and Night Waking Insomnias in Preschoolers with Psychiatric Disorders,' is now published online in the journal Child Psychiatry & Human Development.

Boston College professor to lead $19 million NIH mentoring network
(Boston College) Boston College Biologist David Burgess and other leaders in the field will develop the National Research Mentoring Network through a five-year, $19 million grant from the NIH to increase diversity within the ranks of the nation's biomedical workforce.

62 percent of colorectal cancer patients report financial burden from treatment, study finds
(University of Michigan Health System) Nearly two-thirds of patients treated for colorectal cancer reported some measure of financial burden due to their treatment, according to a new study. The burden was greatest among patients who received chemotherapy.

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