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Wanted - Past Players of Dr. Deming - Red Bead Experiment

For over a decade starting in 1982, Dr. W. Edwards Deming performed his famous Red Bead Experiment demonstrations in his seminars worldwide. There must now be hundreds of thousands of people that have either directly experienced or have observed the Red Bead Experiment somewhere in the world. As ...

Students from UAB and UPC will experiment under microgravity conditions at the ESA

A group of postgraduate students belonging to the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) and Universitat Autnoma de Barcelona (UAB) were chosen by the European Space Agency (ESA) to design and carry out a scientific experiment under microgravity conditions. They will be monitoring how interactio...

Kelly Clarksons legal Marijuana Cookie Experiment in Amsterdam!

American singer Kelly Clarkson was apparently smart enough to cash in on the Dutch laws. The former American Idol winner admitted that she nibbled on a marijuana cookie while touring in the Netherlands. "It was in Amsterdam. It is legal there, and it is not legal here. I don't ever do ...

Rooks Show Intelligence in Catching the Worm

... experiment shows that these birds can use tools to solve problems THURSDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Rooks aren't birdbrains, research shows. A ...

Bipartisan Panel of Industry, NGO and Academic Experts Proposes New Rules for Science in Federal Regulation

...eer review. Federal agencies, universities and scientific journals need to experiment with ways to encourage more scientists to act as peer reviewers and to experiment with different peer review procedures to see what will improve the quality ...

One in 10 High School Seniors Have Used Narcotic Painkillers

...g the past year. The top reasons for using these drugs were to relax or relieve tension (56.4 percent), to feel good or get high (53.5 percent), to experiment (52.4 percent), to relieve physical pain (44.8 percent) or to have a good time with friends (29.5 percent), McCabe said. However, students who used...

Learning Takes Place When You Get Things Right

... Brain cells tune in on success, monkey experiment finds THURSDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- It is often stated that people learn from their mistakes, but new research sugests people may ...

Studies Show Genetic Activity of Antioxidants

..., either in orange juice or as a supplement. Genetic studies found that hesperidin affected activity of 1,820 genes from white blood cells. Neither experiment is a reason to take a supplement of either curcumin or hesperidin, Milenkovic said. "Some of these at high doses can be bad," he said of supplements i...

MTV's Season Finale of '16 & Pregnant' Hit Series Highs Among Both P12-34 (1.9) and Total Viewers (2.1 Million) Thursday, Ranking as the Number One Primetime Cable Program

...rivate sectors. Find out more at www.thenationalcampaign.org or www.stayteen.org . About MTV: MTV is the dynamic, vibrant experiment at the intersection of music, creativity and youth culture. For over 27 years, MTV has evolved, challenged the norm, and detonated boundaries -- givi...

A 'Heart Healthy' Diet and Ongoing, Moderate Physical Activity May Protect Against Cognitive Decline as We Age

...entia among aging men and women: CacheCounty study of Memory Health and Aging (Funders: National Institute on Aging, Utah State University Agriculture experiment Station) Deborah Barnes, et al - The impact of changes in physical activity levels on rate of cognitive decline in a biracial cohort of non-deme...

New Policy Statement from Society for Adolescent Medicine Urges Inclusion of Adolescent and Young Adult Health Issues in All Health Care Reform Legislation

...ique opportunity to prevent health conditions and behaviors with lifelong implications for individual young people and for society... Many adolescents experiment with 'adult' behaviors and are increasingly independent in personal habits. These behaviors and habits -- such as tobacco and alcohol use, other subst...

Neuroimaging suggests that truthfulness requires no act of will for honest people

...curacy were classified as honest. The researchers emphasize that the labels "honest" and "dishonest" describe only these individuals' behavior in the experiment and need not characterize their behavior more generally. Using fMRI, Greene found that the honest individuals displayed little to no additional bra...

A Curse or Two Might Quell the Pain

...avorite curse word, students were able to keep their hand in the water for an average of 155 seconds, compared with 115 seconds when they did the same experiment but didn't swear. Students also reported perceiving less pain in the cold water while swearing, feeling less anxiety and less fear of the pain, acc...

Matter over mind

... The research focused on simultaneous force and motion--specifically from fingers either pushing or rubbing a surface--with volunteers conducting the experiment at defined, yet varying, speeds. Knowing the force-producing properties of muscle, the researchers expected the rubbing motion would show reduced d...

Communicating science to decision makers

...te decision makers, news media outlets, or the general public. This webinar presents information and findings from the HBFR Science Links Program, an experiment conducted by scientists and engineers affiliated with the Hubbard Brook Forest Research program. The HBFR Science Links Program demonstrates how a te...

New Weapons in Fight Against TB?

...d determined to be a prime target in treating the disease. A subsequent lab experiment found that the active ingredient in the two drugs inhibited the M. tubercu... The study's lead author, graduate student Sarah L. Kinnings, said the lab experiment was just a step in the long process of possibly creating a new TB treatment...

Stemedica Discovers Significant Breakthrough in the Use of Stem Cells and Stem Cell Factors for the Treatment of Retinal Degeneration

... lead to progressive vision loss. According to one of the study's Principle Investigators, Dr. Paul Tornambe, "The results from this pre-clinical experiment are exciting. It allows researchers and clinicians to push the envelope in the quest to use stem cells to modulate diseases like Retinitis Pigmentosa....

Growing Proteomics Market and the Current Economic Crisis Could Act in Tandem to Spur Growth in the European 2 Dimensional Gel Electrophoresis Market, States Frost & Sullivan

...ion is a major challenge that the industry needs to overcome," states Ramachandran. "It affects both the reproducibility and the resolution of the 2DE experiment which, in turn, influences the end results." It is advisable for market participants to focus on determining the kinds of samples that are the mo...

Pelosi, Governors' Remarks Before Meeting on Health Care

...do it in such a fashion that it will work. It has to be something that we can afford to do, it has to be something in which the states can continue to experiment and find better ways. In South Dakota right now we have 91 percent of our people within a plan for how they get their health care. We still have...

Study pinpoints novel cancer gene and biomarker

...effect of GOLPH3 is dependent on mTOR signaling." Lastly, the team considered whether the same mechanism might be at work in human cancer cells. An experiment analyzing human tumor tissue for specific proteins suggested yes. The researchers found that non-small cell lung cancer cells with too many copies of ...

Confectionery Industry Forecast Is Sweet: Globally Inspired Flavors, Eco-Friendly and Health Minded Trends Lead New Product Innovations

...ending toward twists, turns and more innovative product creations. Experts say limited editions - which allow confectionery makers the freedom to experiment with flavors in a variety of ways - will continue to prevail. Limited-time product extension will be big, experts think, such as introducing dark cho...

Playing video games for better, not worse

...cations and psychology and a research professor at the U-M Institute for Social Research (ISR). For the third study, the researchers carried out an experiment with 161 U.S. college students, with a mean age of 19. After playing either a prosocial, violent, or neutral game, participants were asked to assign p...

Putting a name to a face may be key to brain's facial expertise

... question by comparing two different types of training regimens with the same novel objects, called Ziggerins. The Ziggerins were created just for the experiment and have no real-world function. One group learned to individuate these objects with unique names, much like we do with people and faces. Another g...

Study finds autistics better at problem-solving

...egions of the brain to accelerate problem-solving," says lead author Isabelle Soulires, a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University who completed the experiment at the Universit de Montral. "Some critics agued that autistics would be unable to complete the RSPM because of its complexity, yet our study shows au...

New family-focused model of depression care needed to minimize risks

...of Medicine. To achieve this new family-focused model of depression care, federal and state agencies, nonprofits, and the private sector will have to experiment with nontraditional ways of organizing, paying for, and delivering services, said the committee that wrote the report. Depression affects roughly ...

Sleeplessness a Weighty Matter

...iately, a new study has found. In the study, researchers put 92 healthy men and women aged 22 to 45 through an 11-day, controlled sleep-restriction experiment in a laboratory. During the first two nights, study participants spent 10 hours a night in bed, followed by five nights of sleep restriction, and f...

'Parents Speak Up' National Campaign Encourages Parent-Child Communication About Sex

...lected from the Knowledge Networks, an online panel based on a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults. Participants were randomly assigned to experiment conditions, receiving exposure or no exposure to campaign ads and materials. All participants completed a baseline survey prior to exposure and then t...

National Survey Finds Nearly All Adults Say They Wash Their Hands After Visiting Public Restrooms, But Most Think They Are Exception

...d effective ways for drying hands and reducing bacteria levels. In both cases, the opinions reflected in this poll have been disproved in a controlled experiment conducted late last year by Westminster University in London. Asked for the most hygienic method for drying wet hands, adults selected: high velo...

Stranger's Cell Phone Ring May Thwart Your Thinking

...now report that just 30 seconds of a stranger's nearby ringtone can impair thinking, at least briefly. Students unwittingly involved in a classroom experiment saw their test scores sink after a fellow "student's" phone went off. The finding shows that "there are real-world implications for these sounds in...

People who wear rose-colored glasses see more, University of Toronto study shows

...own to process places and how this area relates to primary visual cortical responses, the first part of the cortex related to vision. Images from the experiment are at http://aclab.ca "Under positive moods, people may process a greater number of objects in their environment, which sounds like a good thing, ...

MTV'S GYT Campaign Spurs Nationwide Movement to 'Get Yourself Tested'

...el Hill, NC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communication. About MTV MTV is the dynamic, vibrant experiment at the intersection of music, creativity and youth culture. For over 27 years, MTV has evolved, challenged the norm, and detonated boundaries -- givi...

What's in a Video or a Sound Bite When You're Looking for a Therapist?

...f the camera or microphone. "So", Fisher says, "It's a bit of an experiment". And he will be looking for feedback about this experiment from people who use the new feature over the next several months. He is also expecting that other websites will follow this trend since the technolo...

MTV Chronicles the Challenges of Teen Pregnancy in '16 & Pregnant' Premiering on Thursday, June 11th at 10pm ET/PT

...nal guide developed especially for the campaign, and an extensive website www.itsyoursexlife.com . About MTV : MTV is the dynamic, vibrant experiment at the intersection of music, creativity and youth culture. For over 27 years, MTV has evolved, challenged the norm, and detonated boundaries -- givi...

Newsmakers featured at APS convention

... Psychological Science" on Saturday May 23 at 6:00 PM. Research on self-control has come a long way since Walter Mischel's pivotal Marshmallow Task experiment in the late 1960s. Now, Mischel and colleagues are using fMRIs and genetic testing in hopes of outlining the neural circuitry of self-control. Michel'...

Medicare's 'No' on Virtual Colonoscopy Stirs Expert Debate

... endoscopy at Indiana University Hospital in Indianapolis. "The Medicare population is definitely not the right population to begin the CT colonoscopy experiment in. I was pleased that the people at CMS had the courage to make the right decision." Rex said that older patients do have a much higher prevalence...

Impac Software Selected to Present at the Electronic Health Records Lab During 2009 ASCO Annual Meeting

...ftware has been chosen. A hands-on opportunity for oncologists, administrators, nurses and other members of the oncology care team to test and experiment with various EHR products, Impac Software will demonstrate its oncology EHR, MOSAIQ(R) , and how its implementation can help provide better overal...

Novel gene predicts local recurrence in early onset breast cancer

...tal model using three-dimensional basement membrane culture systems designed to reproduce the tissue architecture of the mammary gland. The first experiment tested whether placing a normal DEAR1 gene into a cancer cell could re-establish a more normally functioning cell. Killary noted that when tumor cell ...

Extreme makeover: Stanford scientists explore new way to change cell's identity

...ant cell modify the gene expression program of the minority nuclei. In addition to homing in on these regulators, the researchers are repeating the experiment with a variety of different cell types. "This shows that it can be done," said Blau. "Currently, inducing pluripotency in adult cells is time consumin...

Novel gene predicts local recurrence in early-onset breast cancer

...tal model using three-dimensional basement membrane culture systems designed to reproduce the tissue architecture of the mammary gland. The first experiment tested whether placing a normal DEAR1 gene into a cancer cell could re-establish a more normally functioning cell. Killary noted that when tumor cell ...

Taking Control of Your Diabetes Conference Returns to Indianapolis to Bring Answers, Advocacy and Hope for People With Diabetes

...se, psychological barriers to controlling diabetes, nutritional issues and much more. TCOYD participants can hear lectures, participate in screenings, experiment with some different forms of exercise and speak one-on-one with diabetes specialists including physicians, exercise physiologists, psychologists, pedi...
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