UT Southwestern Medical Center: Largest Texas high schools to report all concussions to statewide registry

UT Southwestern Medical Center: Largest Texas high schools to report all concussions to statewide registry. “Starting this fall, the biggest public high schools in Texas are required to report all sports concussions to a central database as part of one of the nation’s largest statewide endeavors to track brain injuries in youth athletics.”

CNBC: A new theory describes how hate travels across social media platforms and around the world — and one researcher compares it to water boiling

CNBC: A new theory describes how hate travels across social media platforms and around the world — and one researcher compares it to water boiling. “In a new study mapping how hate travels across the online world, researchers explored how hate groups thrive on social media even when they are banned and offered new solutions to dismantle them.”

University of California Riverside: When disaster strikes, a search website for first responders will save lives

University of California Riverside: When disaster strikes, a search website for first responders will save lives. “When Mount Vesuvius erupted almost 2,000 years ago, it took hours for a single message from Pompeii to reach rescuers 18 miles away. Today we have the opposite problem during disasters: too much rapid information from many sources, with consequences just as fatal for some people. Engineers at the University of California, Riverside are working to change this with a tool that searches real-time text, photo and video from social media and surveillance cameras alongside data from sensors, like fire detectors and security alarms. With the tool, for example, firefighters could search the terms ‘fire’ and ‘crowds’ in a particular location and time and receive data from multiple sources.”

University of Michigan: Guidelines aim to slow spread of fake climate change news on Facebook

University of Michigan: Guidelines aim to slow spread of fake climate change news on Facebook. “In this era of conflicting ideologies, fake news about climate change — especially on Facebook — can embolden those who remain unconvinced that it’s a threat and can easily influence people who only casually follow the issue. Lauren Lutzke, a doctoral student at the School for Environment and Sustainability, hopes her research can shed light on a potential solution to this problem.”

Newswise: Need a Mental Break? Avoid Your Cellphone, Researchers Say

Newswise: Need a Mental Break? Avoid Your Cellphone, Researchers Say . “Using a cellphone to take a break during mentally challenging tasks does not allow the brain to recharge effectively and may result in poorer performance, Rutgers researchers found. The experiment, published in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions, assigned college undergraduates to solve challenging sets of word puzzles. Halfway through, some were allowed to take breaks using their cellphones. Others took breaks using paper or a computer while some took no break at all.”

Phys .org: Powerful online tool will help researchers make new genomic discoveries

Phys .org: Powerful online tool will help researchers make new genomic discoveries. “By integrating data across thousands of microbial genomes, ‘AnnoTree’ provides a comprehensive framework for exploring the evolution of microbial genes and functions, and can be used to advance research across a wide range of industries including microbiology, biotechnology, industrial products, biofuels, and food science.”

Stanford Medical: Stanford to lead development of coordinating hub for biomedical ethics

Stanford Medical: Stanford to lead development of coordinating hub for biomedical ethics. “The Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics has been chosen by the National Human Genome Research Institute to help lead the development of a coordinating hub for information on the ethical, legal and social implications of genetic research.”