Chemistry & Physics
A survey of how academics use social media to encourage people to interact with their research argues that much of the public value of their work is being overlooked in official 'impact' assessments. The research analysed 200 examples of how academics encourage the uptake of their research on social media. It suggests the 'impact' measurements used to inform last week’s results from the ‘Research Excellence Framework’ – the official system for assessing research in the UK - require an update, because academics are now much more socially networked than they were when the system was devised.
- Learning Media and Technology
Vaccines may help lessen long covid symptoms in some individuals, say researchers, but more data is needed before any firm conclusions can be drawn
- The BMJ
Loma Linda University Health researchers say high consumption of ultra-processed foods and, separately, high consumption of red meat may be important mortality indicators. Their recently published study adds to a growing body of knowledge about how ultra-processed foods and red meat impact human health and longevity.
- American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
In a recent study, Herman found that in the midst of traumatic societal events – such as a neighborhood shooting – positive classroom behavior management interventions may not have the desired outcomes for certain individuals who could be struggling with trauma or depression associated with such an event.
- School Psychology Review
A $56 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases will establish an Antiviral Drug Discovery (AViDD) Center for Pathogens of Pandemic Concern at the University of Texas Medical Branch. The center, a partnership between UTMB and global health care company Novartis, will focus on coronaviruses, flavivirus and henipavirus, three major classes of viruses with pandemic potential.
- NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
New study from Columbia Engineering computer scientists supports the Census Bureau’s switch to differential privacy as a de-identification mechanism for the 2020 Census. The researchers demonstrate that differential privacy is more effective than the old method of swapping, and better protects the privacy of minorities.