Berkeley Haas launches Sustainable Business Research Prize

The Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, today announced the launch of the Berkeley Haas Sustainable Business Research Prize. The prize encourages serious research with timely, real-world business-practice applications among business school faculty around the world related to responsible business, sustainability, and ESG (environmental, social, and governance) issues.

New Penn Medicine Study Uncovers Key Details of Fat Cells, Advancing Potential Treatments for Obesity, Diabetes

New research has unlocked insights into how “good fat” tissue could potentially be harnessed to combat obesity and remove glucose from the blood, helping to control diabetes. Published today in Science Advances, the work is a collaboration between researchers with the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and University of Cambridge, Free University of Brussels and University of East Anglia.

GW Expert Available: UN Committee Meets This Week on Treaty to End Global Plastic Pollution

Talks are underway this week to create a global treaty that would bring an end to plastic pollution. According to The Associated Press, a United Nations committee is meeting in Paris to work on what would be a landmark agreement that…

UC Irvine-led study finds Medicaid telemedicine coverage boosted use, healthcare access

Medicaid telemedicine coverage between 2013 and 2019 was associated with significant growth in telemedicine use and improved healthcare access, while private policies did not have such an association, according to a study led by the University of California, Irvine. An analysis of 20,000 records of U.

How much nitrogen does corn get from fertilizer? Less than farmers think

Corn growers seeking to increase the amount of nitrogen taken up by their crop can adjust many aspects of fertilizer application, but recent studies from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign show those tweaks don’t do much to improve uptake efficiency from fertilizer. That’s because, the studies show, corn takes up the majority of its nitrogen – about 67% on average – from sources occurring naturally in soil, not from fertilizer.

The psychological challenges of rural living

People who endure the daily hassles of big cities often romanticize life in the country. But rural living is not necessarily the carefree, idyllic experience that many people imagine, said Emily Willroth, an assistant professor of psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. Willroth co-authored a study in the Journal of Personality suggesting that people in rural areas face unique challenges that may shape their personalities and psychological well-being.

Pride Month: Penn Nursing Experts Available to Discuss LGBTQ+ Issues

Topics Include: Eidos LGBTQ+ Health Initiative, Policy, HIV/AIDS, Sex Communication, Mental Health, Disparities, PrEP, Workplace Inclusion  Experts Available Via Virtual/Phone/Email Interviews The Eidos LGBTQ+ Health Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing cultivates and engages emerging and experienced…

Dim the House Lights: The 28th New Jersey International Film Festival Hits Screens Starting Friday

Forty films from around the world will be screened at Rutgers during the 2023 New Jersey International Film Festival, which marks its 28th anniversary.  The festival – sponsored by the Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center and the interdisciplinary cinema studies program at the School of Arts and Sciences – will be held on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between Friday, June 2, and Sunday, June 11.

Remote Operations Are Making the World a Little Smaller for Nanoscale Research

When the pandemic forced us to keep our distance, people quickly found new ways to come together. By improving existing technologies and developing entirely new ones, we learned how to work, socialize, and share ideas without having to leave the solitary comfort of our living spaces. While this gave us the ability to take back parts of the activities we missed, it also allowed us to connect in new and interesting ways.

GEM: A Crown Jewel in Brookhaven’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategy

Partnerships are essential to promote recruitment and retention of diverse talent and creating a diverse workforce benefits everyone. Varied perspectives and experiences often lead to better outcomes and invigorate the work and culture of an organization. For this reason, Brookhaven has been a long-time supporter and partner of the National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science (GEM), each year providing summer employment to several GEM fellows.

Understanding the Tantalizing Benefits of Tantalum for Improved Quantum Processors

Researchers working to improve the performance of superconducting qubits, the foundation of quantum computers, have been experimenting using different base materials in an effort to increase the coherent lifetimes of qubits. The coherence time is a measure of how long a qubit retains quantum information, and thus a primary measure of performance. Recently, scientists discovered that using tantalum in superconducting qubits makes them perform better, but no one has been able to determine why—until now.

Sasin Professor Speaks at TED2023 Session 3: “Leaping Boldly into New Global Realities”

Asst. Prof. Dr. Piyachart Phiromswad, Assistant Director for Academic Affairs, Director of the Ph.D. program and a faculty member in Finance at Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University, was one of the speakers for TED2023 Session 3: “Leaping boldly into new global realities” on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at the Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Tunable Bonds: A Step Towards Targeted At-211 Cancer Therapy

The astatine isotope astatine-211 (At-211) shows promise as a cancer therapy, but scientists know little about how it interacts with chemicals. Researchers have now discovered a new tunable bonding interaction between At-211 and a class of chemicals known as ketones. This discovery has the potential to improve cancer therapy drugs by linking At-211 to cancer targeting molecules.

Engineering team receives $3.6M to combat plastic waste

Plastics transformed engineering in the past century, but they also transformed the environment in ways that will take millennia to repair. Washington University in St. Louis is leading a new effort to address the grand challenge of developing the next generation of high-performance, sustainably sourced and biodegradable plastics that advance engineering while also protecting the environment.

New findings reveal impact of changing environment for patients with cancer prescribed opioids

In response to the opioid epidemic in the United States, interventions to prevent over-prescribing and misuse of opioids were enacted at institutional, state, and federal levels. To assess how changes in the prescribing landscape affected patients, a research team from the Yale COPPER Center examined the rates of both new and persistent opioid prescribing in patients with cancer as well as in patients without cancer, utilizing data from SEER-Medicare.

ASCO 23: Global Health Initiative is Ensuring Equitable Cancer Care Beyond South Florida’s Borders

Dr. Gilberto Lopes will present information on the Access to Oncology Medicines (ATOM) Coalition, a global initiative established by the Union for International Cancer Control and partners to reduce suffering and deaths from cancer in low- and lower middle-income countries by improving patient access to essential cancer medicine. The coalition includes academic medical, pharmaceutical companies, foundations and professional associations such as the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).