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2014-02-20 12:11:56

Is a date with your partner as important to you as a meeting at work? A University of Illinois study recommends that couples develop a relationship work ethic that rivals—or at least equals—their professional work ethic. "When people enter the workplace, they make an effort to arrive on time, be productive throughout the day, listen attentively to co-workers and supervisors, try to get along with others, and dress and groom themselves to make a good impression," said Jill R. Bowers, a...

2014-01-22 11:27:06

The level of development of countries has a direct influence on the education system. By way of example, it is clear that the investment that countries like India and China have made in education over the last few years has had a direct influence on their economic progress. The commitment that Finland made some time ago has also had repercussions on its economy. By contrast, in western countries increasingly less public money is being devoted to funding higher education. For this reason and...

2013-12-12 11:37:01

'The Primordial Violence' is culmination of 4 decades of research A new book by Murray Straus, founder and co-director of the Family Research Lab and professor emeritus of sociology at the University of New Hampshire, brings together more than four decades of research that makes the definitive case against spanking, including how it slows cognitive development and increases antisocial and criminal behavior. "The Primordial Violence" (Routledge, 2013) shows that the reasons parents hit...

2013-12-02 21:06:17

UPV/EHU research personnel have studied the evolution that took place between 1984 and 2011 in paediatric HIV infection in Gipuzkoa Miren Apilánez, researcher in the Department of Paediatrics of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country, has studied the evolution that took place between 1984 and 2011 in paediatric HIV infection in Gipuzkoa. The development of methods to diagnose the disease coupled with increasingly more effective treatments have made it possible to reduce...

2013-12-02 12:25:40

Researchers honoured for contributions to health research and patient-oriented care OTTAWA, Dec. 2, 2013 /CNW/ - Canada will pay tribute to its top health researchers at the Canadian Health Research Awards this evening. The event is hosted by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, at Rideau Hall, joined by the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, and Dr. Alain Beaudet, President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research...

More Than Half A Million Galaxies Identified And Classified By The ALHAMBRA Project
2013-12-02 12:15:47

RUVID The ALHAMBRA project, led by researchers from the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía and in which the University of Valencia has participated, has identified and classified more than half a million galaxies, after seven years of close observation of the universe from the Observatory of Calar Alto (CAHA, Almería) and thanks to a technique that breaks the stars energy in their colors through astronomical filters. In addition, this research has also allowed calculating the...

2013-11-13 10:53:16

Parents' strategy to love their children depends on more than blood ties Contrary to common belief, parents do not generally treat their stepchildren less favorably than their own. Until now, many researchers believed in the so-called "Cinderella effect." It states that it is biologically inevitable that parents care less for stepchildren because they do not spread their genes. However, researchers have discovered an important exception. If there is a reasonable chance of increasing wealth...

2013-11-04 08:27:35

Presented: November 5, 2013 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time, researchers have been able to prevent the recurrence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in a large proportion of patients (64 percent, n=25/39) who undergo liver transplantation for cirrhosis complicated by hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). This success was achieved with an interferon-free treatment regimen containing the oral...

Biological Clock Body Parts Age Differently
2013-10-21 10:12:11

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a UCLA researcher’s newly developed way of measuring a person’s biological clock, a woman’s breasts age faster than the rest of her body. The novel method developed by Steve Horvath, a professor of human genetics and biostatistics at UCLA, was created by studying methylation, a naturally occurring genetic progression that chemically changes DNA. "To fight aging, we first need an objective way of measuring it....

2013-10-15 12:10:33

In her PhD thesis Ruth Sanz-Barrio, an agricultural engineer of the NUP/UPNA-Public University of Navarre and researcher at the Institute of Biotechnology (mixed center of the CSIC-Spanish National Research Council, Public University of Navarre and the Government of Navarre), has demonstrated, for the first time, the viability of using specific tobacco proteins (known as thioredoxins) as biotechnological tools in plants. Specifically, she has managed to increase the amount of starch produced...