One of the oldest, most versatile and inexpensive of materials -- paper -- seemingly springs to life, bending, folding or flattening itself, by means of a low-cost actuation technology developed at Carnegie Mellon University's Human-Computer Interaction Institute.
Results of a new behavioral study into what influences the decision to recall a defective product found that medical device firm managers may rely on their physician-customers to screen out detectable defects, in lieu of issuing a recall.
Few studies have explored health professionals' understanding of racism in healthcare, and how they manage it in practice. A new Journal of Advanced Nursing study examined the issue through five focus group discussions with 31 maternal, child, and family health nurses working across metropolitan South Australia. These clinicians represent the core professional group working with infants and families in the first years of life.
Lectures are a staple of higher education, and understanding how students interact and learn within the lecture theater environment is central to successful learning. In a new study published in FEBS Open Bio, researchers examined students' reasons for choosing particular seats in a lecture hall, and investigated how seating positions correlate with student performance.
New research reveals that many lakes in the continental United States are becoming murkier, with potentially negative consequences for water quality and aquatic life. The findings are published in Limnology and Oceanography.
New research reveals a potential link between obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides.
Results from a Movement Disorders study suggest that occupational stress is associated with Parkinson's Disease risk, such that having a high-demand occupation is a risk factor and low control is protective.
In a recent study, low birth weight was associated with subsequent obesity and the prevalence and risk of type 2 diabetes and hypertension in adulthood.
New research suggests that depression in women may affect their children's stress and physical well-being throughout life.
In an Arthritis & Rheumatology study of 221 patients with knee osteoarthritis and meniscal tears, increases in inflammation of the synovial membrane (synovitis) -- whether persistently extensive or intermittent -- were linked with cartilage damage over time.