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May 22, 2017

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Public Skeptical of Research If Tied to a Company

May 8, 2017 — When it comes to research warning us about the latest health risks or touting the latest cure, a new Michigan State University study indicates that many people won't trust the findings when an ... read more

Counting the Cuts in Mohs Surgery: A Way to Improve Care and Reduce Costs

Apr. 28, 2017 — In an analysis of Medicare billing data submitted by more than 2,300 United States physicians, researchers have calculated the average number of surgical slices, or cuts, made during Mohs ... read more

Three Experts Explain How Economics Can Shape Precision Medicines

Mar. 16, 2017 — Many public and private efforts focus on research in precision medicine. Scientific initiatives alone, however, will not deliver such medicines without strong ... read more

Mar. 16, 2017 — For the first time ever, new research examines data from the 2007-2009 financial crisis to show how the US Federal Reserve can effectively assist banks in times of financial ... read more

Research Evaluates How Financial Criminals Evade Laws

Mar. 10, 2017 — Two investigators examine the frequency and implications of bankruptcy fraud and money laundering. They also assess the degree of cultural and ethical differences between these acts in the United ... read more

Federal U.S. Agencies Need to Prepare for Greater Quantity, Range of Biotechnology Products

Mar. 9, 2017 — A profusion of biotechnology products is expected over the next five to 10 years, and the number and diversity of new products has the potential to overwhelm the U.S. regulatory system, says a new ... read more

Widespread Conflicts of Interest Among Patient-Advocacy Organizations Uncovered

Mar. 3, 2017 — Over the past few decades, hundreds of patient-advocacy organizations have emerged in the United States, promoting disease research and influencing FDA and health insurer policies. Now, a new study ... read more

Preferential Trade Agreements Enhance Global Trade at the Expense of Its Resilience

Feb. 16, 2017 — The global commodity trade is a complex system where its network structure, which may arise from bilateral and multilateral agreements, affects its growth and resilience. At time of economic shocks, ... read more

Early Warning System Flags Global Financial Crises

Feb. 14, 2017 — Researchers have developed a new 'early warning system' that could help policymakers around the world take action to avert or lessen the impact of financial ... read more

Psychological 'Recipe' Identified for Viral Campaigns Such as Ice Bucket Challenge

Feb. 13, 2017 — New work focusing on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge reveals very brief shelf life of such viral campaigns, and suggests the nature of 'virality' and social tipping points themselves may be a ... read more

Electricity Costs: A New Way They'll Surge in a Warming World

Feb. 7, 2017 — Climate change is likely to increase US electricity costs over the next century by billions of dollars more than economists previously forecast, according to a new ... read more

'Field Research and a Sharper Focus on the Young Could Help Combat Terrorism'

Jan. 26, 2017 — A new research article argues that the US government's national security systems have not adapted sufficiently to the threats posed by groups such as Al Qaeda and Islamic State, saying they ... read more

Synthetic Chemicals Understudied Drivers of Environmental Change

Jan. 24, 2017 — The growing use of synthetic chemicals, including pesticides and pharmaceuticals to attack unwanted organisms, has outpaced rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations and other agents of global change in ... read more

Don't Smile Too Big to Be Effective in Online Marketing Ads, Study Funds

Jan. 24, 2017 — A new study has found that the level of smile intensity in marketing photos influences how consumers perceive the marketer's competence and warmth, which can lead to different results depending ... read more

International Effort Announced to Try to Save the World's Most Endangered Marine Mammal

Jan. 18, 2017 — An ambitious, emergency plan to help save the vaquita porpoise from extinction in the northern Gulf of California has been recommended by the International Committee for the Recovery of the Vaquita ... read more

Financial Ties Between Researchers and Drug Industry Linked to Positive Trial Results

Jan. 17, 2017 — Financial ties between researchers and companies that make the drugs they are studying are independently associated with positive trial results, suggesting bias in the evidence base, concludes a ... read more

Interactive 'Nutrition Label' for Financial Products Helps Investors Make Better Choices

Jan. 17, 2017 — The first online, interactive 'nutrition label' for financial products has been developed. Like the ubiquitous information nutrition panels on food and packaged goods, it is simple, easy to ... read more

Jan. 17, 2017 — Crowdfunding platforms, such as Kickstarter, have opened a funding spigot to startups in regions that have suffered from a venture capital drought, a new study ... read more

Report Recommends New Framework for Estimating the Social Cost of Carbon

Jan. 11, 2017 — To estimate the social cost of carbon dioxide for use in regulatory impact analyses, the federal government should use a new framework that would strengthen the scientific basis, provide greater ... read more

Postdoc Jobs in Biomedicine Don't Yield Positive Returns in the Labor Market

Jan. 10, 2017 — Postdoc jobs don't yield a positive return in the labor market, research has concluded. Additionally, the investigators found that these positions likely cost graduates roughly three years' ... read more

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