Category Archives: Case Studies

Grasslands more reliable than trees as carbon sink

Carbon sink than trees

Summary:A study has found that increased drought and wildfire risk make grasslands and rangelands a more reliable carbon sink than trees in 21st century California. As such, the study indicates they should be given opportunities in the state’s cap-and-and trade market, which is designed to reduce California’s greenhouse gas emissions … Read More

Warning | Stop antibiotics before resistance ‘tipping point’

antibiotics

Summary:Treatments using antibiotics should stop as soon as possible to prevent patients passing the ‘tipping point’ of becoming resistant to their effects, new research has shown.

Treatments using antibiotics should stop as soon as possible to prevent patients passing the “tipping point” of becoming resistant to their effects,… Read More

Amazing ! Still majority of drivers don’t believe texting while driving is dangerous

Majority of drivers

Summary:New study shows that many drivers are still willing to take the risk, as ‘fear of missing out’ and separation anxiety keep them from abiding by the law. The study reveals that many drivers don’t perceive texting and driving to be dangerous in certain driving scenarios.

People who text while driving are six times more likely to be … Read More

Training AI with artificial X-rays

Training artificial intelligence

Summary:AI holds real potential for improving both the speed and accuracy of medical diagnostics — but before clinicians can harness the power of AI to identify conditions in images such as X-rays, they have to ‘teach’ the algorithms what to look for. Now, engineers have designed a new approach: using machine learning to create computer… Read More

Paving the way for safer medicines without side effects

Creating medicines

Summary:A new technique for precisely targeting molecules within cells is paving the way for safer medicines that are free of side effects. Big benefits are expected in the battle against cancer, autism, Alzheimer’s and more.

A new technique for precisely targeting molecules within cells is paving the way for safer medicines that are free of side effects.… Read More

Overweight & Obesity linked to long-term health problems after traumatic brain injury

Obesity and overweight

Summary:Especially at longer follow-up times, overweight and obesity are associated with chronic disease risks for survivors of moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), according to a new study.

Especially at longer follow-up times, overweight and obesity are associated with chronic disease risks for survivors of moderate to severe traumatic… Read More

It’s official — Living close to nature & spending time outside is good for you

It's official -- spending time outside is good for you

Summary:Living close to nature and spending time outside has significant and wide-ranging health benefits — according to new research. A new report reveals that exposure to greenspace reduces the risk of type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, premature death, preterm birth, stress, and high blood pressure. Living close to nature and spending… Read More

No-Mining Zones in the Deep Sea | Protecting deep-sea biodiversity

No-Mining Zones' in the Deep Sea

Summary:An international team of researchers has developed a comprehensive set of criteria to help the International Seabed Authority (ISA) protect local biodiversity from deep-sea mining activities. These guidelines should help identify areas of particular environmental importance where no mining should occur. The new ecological framework is a … Read More

Less sun may increase risk of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Living in areas with less sun may increase your risk of OCD

Summary:Living at higher latitudes, where there is also less sunlight, could result in a higher prevalence rate of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), according to new research.

Living at higher latitudes, where there is also less sunlight, could result in a higher prevalence rate of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), according to new research from… Read More

Age & Education affect job changes | More job changes when young

Recruiter and people

Summary:New research reveals that people are more likely to change jobs when they are younger and well educated, though not necessarily because they are more open to a new experience. Researchers found that both individual characteristics and the labor market are factors in career mobility. The results show that people were more likely to change their organizations,… Read More

Squashing cyberbullying | Researchers design new technique for spotting nasty personal attacks on social media networks

Squashing cyberbullying

Summary:Researchers have designed a new technique for spotting nasty personal attacks on social media networks like Instagram.

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have designed a new technique for spotting nasty personal attacks on social media networks like Instagram.

The new approach, developed by CU Boulder’sCyberSafety Research

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