The MIT Press releases a comprehensive report on open-source publishing software

Report catalogs, analyzes available open-source publishing software; warns open publishing must grapple with siloed development and community-owned ecosystems.

Jessica Pellien | MIT Press | Aug. 8, 2019 | mit
~4 mins   

Tags: open-source mit-press media-lab research school-of-architecture-and-planning digital-humanities grants data analytics statistics open-access libraries

Is just 1 dose of the HPV vaccine enough?

Evidence is starting to emerge that one dose of the HPV vaccine may eventually prove to be sufficient for protection, report researchers.

Holly Watkins-U. Melbourne | July 25, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer cervical-cancer human-papillomavirus-hpv vaccines

Harvard Medical School Dean George Daley voices concerns about new Trump administration restrictions on use of fetal tissue in research

With the Trump administration halting fetal tissue research at two prominent scientific institutions and new plans to review such research elsewhere, Harvard Medical School Dean George Daley discussed the importance of research using these tissues, which would otherwise be discarded, in creating vaccines and treatments and enhancing our understanding of human biology.

Alvin Powell | June 26, 2019 | harvard
~13 mins   

Tags: health-medicine abortion alvin-powell cell-lines fetal-tissue-research george-daley harvard-medical-school national-institutes-of-health us-department-of-health-and-human-services university-of-california-at-san-francisco vaccine

Harvard evolutionary biologist Daniel Lieberman turns his attention to walking

A running-studies pioneer takes a look at walking, with and without shoes, and gives calluses a thumbs-up.

Jed Gottlieb | June 26, 2019 | harvard
~5 mins   

Tags: science-technology calluses dan-lieberman daniel-lieberman fas human-evolutionary-biology jed-gottlieb nick-howolka walking

Bereaved children missing out on vital support in UK schools, study finds

Support for bereaved children in schools is patchy and inadequate, and teachers feel they lack the skills to help, according to a report from the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge.

Cambridge University News | June 18, 2019 | cambridge
~7 mins   

Tags: education schools school-of-the-humanities-and-social-sciences death spotlight-on-children

DNA from 31,000-year-old milk teeth leads to discovery of new group of ancient Siberians

Two children’s milk teeth buried deep in a remote archaeological site in north eastern Siberia have revealed a previously unknown group of people lived there during the last Ice Age.

Cambridge University News | June 5, 2019 | cambridge
~5 mins   

Tags: ancient-dna dna human-evolution archaeology

New findings from Harvard reveal how IBD disrupts gut bacteria

A new study is the first to have observed the complex set of chemical and molecular events that disrupt the microbiome and trigger immune responses during flare-ups of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Chris Sweeney | May 29, 2019 | harvard
~7 mins   

Tags: health-medicine chris-huttenhower crohns-disease human-microbiome-project ibd inflammatory-bowel-disease jason-lloyd-price ramnik-xavier ulcerative-colitis

Can metabolic signatures flag cervical cancer?

"Cervical cancer is a devastating disease... These findings could lead to a simple, rapid diagnostic test to help women get the treatment they need."

U. Arizona | May 19, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer cervical-cancer human-papillomavirus-hpv medical-tests viruses

Public opinion study in Europe shows drop in anti-immigration sentiment, among other changes

Surveys spanning recent decades also reveal geographic differences and gender gap in economic views.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | May 16, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences political-science social-sciences immigration government women research europe policy alumniae

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