Tag: "social" at biology news
Cardiac arrest may hinder ability to learn certain tasks
...ing this work by looking at how different types of social
interactions influence the number and health of ne...eart attack. "We hope that positive social
interaction will actually improve the animals' recovery from cardiac arrest," DeVries said. ...
USAID, Conservation International & Starbucks launch Conservation Coffee Alliance in Central America
...Since then, USAID's commitment to conservation and social
welfare has grown stronger. USAID is proud to supp...ve methods to improve the ecological, economic and social
integrity of the world's quality coffee growing regions." The goals of the Alliance include increasi...
Conference at UH opens doors for new scientists, engineers
...s that range from applied mathematics to political social
work. Conference speakers are Jaime Borras, vice president and technology director for Motorola's iDEN Subscriber Group; Guadalupe Quintanilla, president of the Cross-Cultural Communication Center of Houston and associate professor in the UH mod...
Bronfenbrenner book sums up human development
... bioecological theory, he has transformed how many social
and behavioral scientists approach the study of hu...n development." Because of the book's emphasis on social
context within the bioecological theory (and Bronfenbrenner's role in shaping educational and public...
UMaine anthropologist wins Solon T. Kimball Award
...ognized authority on economic anthropology and the social
science aspects of fisheries management. "In the past few years, my primary contribution has been to use 'rational choice theory' to show under what conditions groups of people will and will not develop rules to conserve the resources on which thei...
AAAS expert panel calls for voter-system research and reform
...of the issue, participantsin the workshop included social
and behavioralscientists, experts in cybersecurity and votingmachines, representatives of public interestgroups, and workers in the trenches - the electionofficials who actually oversee the whole votingprocess. Since any practical research agenda wil...
New sign language suggests children create language's fundamentals through learning
...abulary drills, she said. All they need is natural social
interaction. "Kids have their radar out from the beginning; they're looking for language-like information in the world. And they're ready to process that information in a specific way. You don't need to teach children language any more than you need ...
Information system to help scientists analyze mechanisms of social behavior
...urces of information relevant to the mechanisms of social
behavior. The complex society of the Western honey...nomic biology to demonstrate that what matters for social
behavior is that DNA is both genetically inherited and environmentally responsive." BeeSpace was one...
NSF announces six 'FIBR' awards to tackle some of biology's most challenging questions
...bers of an ecological community together? And does social
behavior originate in nature, nurture or both? To ...ly debated nature or nurture question by analyzing social
behavior as it relates to an entire genome -- that of the honey bee. Scientists now know that up...
The birth of reproductive health: A difficult delivery
...f rising sexually-transmitted diseases and growing social
conservatism, which makes clear information, frank discussion and free choice on abortion, contraception and sexual health extremely difficult." Dr. El Feki's article is published under an open access license--anyone, anywhere in the world is ...
Rare deficit maps thinking circuitry
...y how genes influence our ability to construct our social
and spatial worlds," said NIMH Director Thomas Insel, M.D. "By studying people with this disorder, we can discover how genetic mutations change not only molecular and cellular processes, but lead to differences in the brain circuitry for complex aspe...
NHGRI launches Centers for Excellence in Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications Research
...dress some of the most pressing ethical, legal and social
questions raised by recent advances in genetic and...gram supporting research in the ethical, legal and social
implications of genomic knowledge provides the basis for this exciting new initiative," said NHGRI D...
Mouse study shows NPAS3 and NPAS1 genes may be linked to psychosis
...hallucinations, delusions, disordered thinking and social
withdrawal. Most schizophrenia patients suffer chronically or episodically throughout their lives, and one of every 10 people with schizophrenia eventually commits suicide. "We recognize that the connection of our study to human psychosis or schizo...
Better living through urban ecology
...ents, "By linking studies of human populations and social
institutions with traditional ecological studies, ...ng will allow us to investigate the ecological and social
feedbacks underlying urban ecology discoveries," One of the project's goals is to include this growi...
The insect police: Why social insects punish cheating comrades
Colonies of social
insects, such as bees and ants, typically consist ...'workers' that support their reproduction. In some social
insect colonies, however, workers do lay unfertilised eggs - which develop into males - essentially ...
UCR earns $1.5 million grant to examine how engineered crop genes stray
...iotechnology Impacts Center. "Our project involves social
scientists with diverse expertise ranging from international trade to farmers' decision making in genuine collaboration with biological scientists who study gene transfer and the evolution of invasive species." The project, which begins Sept. 1, wil...
Rare mutations can significantly increase risk factor for heart disease
...ed the study in 1999 to examine the biological and social
causes of ethnic disparities in cardiovascular disease. Through this study, they have collected extensive data and samples from approximately 3,000 multiethnic participants through health surveys, blood and urine samples, and imaging studies. The us...
Alcohol-use and depression among pregnant and postpartum women
... variables (psychological standing, substance use, social
factors, obstetrical complications, and demographics) were collected at four points in time (the 4th and 7th month of pregnancy, delivery, and 8 months postpartum) for 595 women. "We found that women who experience depressive symptoms, binge drink, o...
Newcastle scientists get UK's first stem cell license
...e and explore with the researchers the ethical and social
questions which arise alongside the technical and scientific issues in this promising area of science. Professor John Burn, Executive Director of Life Knowledge Parkadded, "These developments vindicate our decision to make stem cells a focus of ...
Afghan sees opportunity in nation's recovery from war
... have a huge positive impact on the health and the social
and economic well being of Afghans, as well as their environment, he said. Other notable conference speakers include Stephen Timms, minister of energy for the United Kingdom, Herman Scheer, member of the German parliament and president of Eurosolar; ...
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