The Cleveland Museum of Natural History—known for its leadership in paleoanthropology with past CMNH curators Donald Johanson (who discovered "Lucy") and Yohannes Haile-Selassie—is announcing the appointment of two women scientists who are rising stars in the field: Dr. Emma Finestone, who will be the Museum’s Assistant Curator of Human Origins, and Dr. Elizabeth (Ebeth) Sawchuk, who will take the post of Assistant Curator of Human Evolution. Paleoanthropology is a field particularly known for its legacy of male leadership and focus on mapping the human family tree. In contrast, Dr. Finestone and Dr. Sawchuk’s research focuses on connecting human evolution and origins with current human health trends, environmental change, and our communities today. How did ancient people navigate climate change, social conflict, and land use? When did humans first definitively impact biodiversity, and how can that inform our understanding of the impact we are having on biodiversity now? With evidence-based research published in prestigious peer-reviewed journals, Dr. Finestone and Dr. Sawchuk are exploring these and other pressing questions. Dr. Finestone and Dr. Sawchuk’s appointments are part of the Museum’s expansion and reconception of its anthropology program, deepening the Museum’s commitment to advancing the groundbreaking research that is essential to its $150-million campaign to completely transform its building, exhibitions, education programs, and community engagement. More details on Dr. Finestone and Dr. Sawchuk’s work, as well as the Museum’s Transformation Project are included in the full press release.
SAGE Publishing’s US College division today announces a new author-publisher partnership with Dr. Laura E. Berk, Distinguished Professor Emerita in the Department of Psychology at Illinois State University. SAGE now becomes the exclusive publisher of Berk’s best-selling developmental psychology titles, a body of work that has earned its place as an essential resource for countless instructors and students over many years.
University Hospitals (UH) Connor Whole Health and Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute (SSIHI) at University of California, Irvine have joined in collaboration to lead BraveNet -- the first and largest whole health, practice-based research network in the U.S.
The American Education Research Association grieves for all those who lost their lives to, and with all those who suffer from, the racist violence in the assault in Buffalo.
The E.T.PACK-Fly consortium, coordinated by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and made up of the University of Padova, the Technical University of Dresden (TU Dresden), the Spanish company SENER Aeroespacial and the German start-up Rocket Factory Augsburg (RFA), has received €2.5 million from the European Innovation Council (EIC) to develop a device based on a space tether to deorbit space debris.
A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore has created low-cost fat-trapping capsules and crackers using pineapple leaf fibres. These capsules or crackers can absorb fatty compounds (such as animal fats) in the body, and the fat-coated lumps will then be passed out from the digestive system. This novel approach to upcycle agricultural waste can be used for other types of cellulose fibres, such as sugarcane bagasse and coffee grounds.
As fierce wildfires spread through New Mexico, burning hundreds of structures and forcing thousands of residents to evacuate, Sandia National Laboratories found a way for the workforce to help.
The FTX Foundation proudly announces $15M in financial support for the global expansion of the TOGETHER Trial on the same day that the trial investigators receive the prestigious Trial of the Year Award from the Society for Clinical Trials (SCT) in San Diego.
A renewed partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) will extend the Division of Nutritional Sciences’ (DNS) global impact, engaging university experts in reviews and training that help shape WHO guidelines and research networks.
Frontiers, the 3rd most-cited research publisher, appoints Dr Julia Kostova as director of publishing development to lead the editorial strategy for the U.S. market.
Researchers are working to better prepare for the next pandemic. One of those researchers is Kevin Messacar, MD, PhD, an infectious disease expert and physician at Children’s Hospital Colorado and associate professor at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Messacar is leading an innovative, nationwide pilot study focusing on enterovirus D68, a virus that is linked to a rare polio-like illness in children called Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM).
- Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, currently operated by Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.