An award-winning Orygen researcher’s unique measure of social inclusion is set to deliver significant benefits for people living with mental ill-health. Senior Research Fellow Dr Kate Filia designed, tested and refined the Filia Social Inclusion Measure (F-SIM16), a 16-question self-report form that can be used to assess someone’s level of social inclusion. The tool is vital to better understanding the relationship between mental health and social inclusion, and in turn help improve treatment and outcomes for people.
- Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences
- The University of Melbourne – ECR Project Grant and Melbourne Research Fellowship
A group of scientists at the Hefei Institutes of Physical Sciences of the Chinese Academy of Sciences has developed new p-type (positive hole) near infrared (NIR) transparent conducting (TC) films with ultra-high conductivity, unveiling a new material of TC.
- Advanced Optical Materials
A team led by Prof. ZENG Zhi from the Hefei Institutes of Physical Science of the Chinese Academy of Sciences investigated the influence of the of the structural change factors, Wyckoff position of Se (zSe) and lattice constants, individually, on the electron-phonon coupling, electronic structure, and the Raman frequencies under pressure.
- Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics
A team of scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has developed a predictive computer programme that could be used to detect individuals who are at increased risk of depression.
Since magnetic field does not influence HER or OER in electrolytes of various pH, together with the fact that H+ and OH- transport follows Grotthuss mechanism, researchers propose H2O, rather than H+ or OH-, may act as the universal reactant for HER and OER across various pH.
A catalyst turns three monomer mixtures into diblock dialternating terpolymers in a single step.
- Nature Communications
A review of the scientific literature on the impacts of climate change on the intensity of tropical cyclones has identified a series of gaps in our understanding. The reviewers have recommended a trio of ways the field can improve so as to better prepare society for the challenge of these natural disasters.
- Advances in Atmospheric Sciences
A ring-expanded porphyrin, diazuliamethyrin, was successfully synthesized via a “3+3” condensation method. This porphyrin showed a 24pi non- or antiaromatic character. We analyzed the optical and electronic structures using magnetic circular dichroism spectroscopy and time-dependent density functional theory calculations.
- Organic Letters
Researchers at the Department of Microbiology at the University of Hong Kong (HK) have found that the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 is less effective in replicating cells and causing diseases than other COVID19 variants. The research team, led by Professor Kwok-Yung Yuen, reported its findings in a peer-reviewed paper that has just been published in Nature. The title of the paper is ‘Attenuated replication and pathogenicity of SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.529 Omicron’.
Leading researchers from the Faculty of Dentistry, the University of Hong Kong (HKU), Wuhan University (WHU), and the Peking University Shenzhen Hospital have found that a compound found in mussels helps increase the durability of a dental filling. In a journal article published in Materials Today Bio titled ‘Enhancing resin-dentin bond durability using a novel mussel-inspired monomer’, they explain why this is a promising clinical finding for the future of dental filling treatments.
- Materials Today Bio
Social media use has been linked to biological and psychological indicators associated with poor physical health among college students, according to the results of a new study by a University at Buffalo researcher. Research participants who used social media excessively were found to have higher levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), a biological marker of chronic inflammation that predicts serious illnesses, such as diabetes, certain cancers and cardiovascular disease. In addition to elevated CRP levels, results suggest higher social media use was also related to somatic symptoms, like headaches, chest and back pains, and more frequent visits to doctors and health centers for the treatment of illness.
- Cyberpsychology Behavior and Social Networking