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  • Tips for Survivors:
    on July 1, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    This tip sheet contains information about grief, the grieving process, and what happens when the process is interrupted and complicated or traumatic grief occurs. It also offers tips and resources for coping with both types of grief. Inventory#: SMA17-5035 […]

  • Tips for Health Care Practitioners and Responders:
    on July 1, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Provides Health Care Practitioners and Disaster Responders with guidelines for communicating with survivors experiencing grief. Background information about the grieving process and what happens when the grief process is interrupted and complicated or traumatic grief occurs is included as well as helpful resources for additional assistance. Inventory#: SMA17-5036 […]

  • Behavioral Health Barometer, Volume 4
    on June 1, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    This report presents national data about the prevalence of behavioral health conditions. This data includes the rate of serious mental illness, suicidal thoughts, substance use, and underage drinking. The report also highlights the percentages of those who seek treatment for these conditions. The state-level Barometers contain valuable insight into the behavioral health needs and the unique challenges faced by communities across the country. This analysis can help public health authorities and others determine the best ways of meeting behavioral health care needs and disparities among various communities. Inventory#: SMA17-BAROUS-16 […]

  • Linking Older Adults With Medication, Alcohol, and Mental Health Resources
    on May 1, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    This toolkit helps service providers for the aging learn more about mental illness and substance use disorders in older adults, including focus on alcohol and medication use. It provides tools such as a program coordinator's guide, suggested curricula, and handouts. Inventory#: SMA03-3824 […]

  • Understanding Depression Caregiver:
    on May 1, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    This fact sheet provides an overview of depression among youth and young adults. It offers guidance on how to provide support, and recommendations for treatment. Inventory#: SMA16-5003 […]

  • Understanding Depression Young Adults:
    on May 1, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    This fact sheet offers young adults information on living with depression. It discusses causes of depression, and approaches to treatment. Inventory#: SMA16-5004 […]

  • Advancing Best Practices in Behavioral Health for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Boys and Men
    on May 1, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    This report highlights existing programs that address behavioral health disparities among Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander boys and young men. It also outlines effective tools and best practices in working with this population. Inventory#: SMA17-5032 […]

  • Understanding Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Caregiver:
    on May 1, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    This fact sheet provides an overview of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder among youth and young adults. It offers guidance on how to provide support, and recommendations for treatment. Inventory#: SMA16-5011 […]

  • Understanding A First Episode Of Psychosis Young Adult: Get the Facts
    on May 1, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    This fact sheet offers young adults information on living with psychosis. It discusses causes of psychosis, and approaches to treatment. Inventory#: SMA16-5006 […]

  • Understanding Anxiety Disorders Young Adult:
    on May 1, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    This fact sheet offers young adults information on living with anxiety disorder. It discusses causes of anxiety disorder, and approaches to treatment. Inventory#: SMA16-5010 […]

National Science Foundation

  • Federal S&E obligations to universities, colleges fell 2 percent between fiscal years 2014 and 2015
    on August 16, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    In Fiscal Year (FY) 2015, federal agencies obligated $30.5 billion to 1,016 academic institutions for science and engineering (S&E) activities, a 2 percent decrease in current dollars from the $31.1 billion in obligations to 1,003 academic institutions in FY 2014. These statistics are from the Survey of Federal Science and Engineering Support to Universities, Colleges, and Nonprofit Institutions (Federal S&E Support Survey) from the National Center for Science and ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=242842&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. […]

  • NSF funds new multidisciplinary approaches to study the brain
    on August 14, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) made 19 awards to cross-disciplinary teams from across the United States to conduct innovative research focused on neural and cognitive systems. Each award provides a research team with up to $1 million over two to four years. The awards will contribute to NSF's investments in support of Understanding the Brain and the BRAIN Initiative, a coordinated research effort that seeks to ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=242719&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. […]

  • NSF makes new awards for graduate education projects
    on August 10, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $4.8 million for 10 new projects that will pilot, test and validate innovative and potentially transformative ways to teach science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in graduate education. The awards are part of the NSF Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) program, designed to connect students with multiple career paths, support diversity and inclusion in graduate schools, and test approaches aimed at improving ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=242564&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. […]

  • 10 new awards support ecological research at regional to continental scales
    on August 10, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) has issued 10 new awards, worth a total of $12.2 million, through its MacroSystems Biology and Early NEON (National Ecological Observatory Network) Science program. These awards will support research to help better detect, understand and predict the effects of phenology, climate and land-use changes on living systems, and also predict the feedbacks to the environment that cross local and continental scales. "The scientific community has seen a ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=242764&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. […]

  • Laser mapping project shows effects of physical changes in Antarctica's Dry Valleys
    on August 8, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    Researchers funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) have publicly released high-resolution maps of Antarctica's McMurdo Dry Valleys, a globally unique polar desert. The high-resolution maps cover 3,564 square kilometers of the McMurdo Dry Valleys and allow researchers to compare present-day conditions with lower-resolution LIDAR surveys conducted almost 13 years ago. Scientists from Portland State University led the new research project, which mapped the area using ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=242558&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. […]

  • Extreme melt season leads to decade-long ecosystem changes in Antarctica's Dry Valleys
    on August 8, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    An abnormal season of intense glacial melt in 2002 triggered multiple distinct changes in the physical and biological characteristics of Antarctica's McMurdo Dry Valleys over the ensuing decade, new research funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) shows. The findings suggest that abrupt, short-lived climate events can cause long-term alterations in polar regions that unfold over the span of several years and subsequently change the overall trajectory of an ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=242559&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. […]

  • What's killing trees during droughts? Scientists have new answers.
    on August 7, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    Find related stories on NSF's Macrosystems Biology program and Critical Zone Observatory Sites. As the number of droughts increases globally, scientists are working to develop predictions of how future parched conditions will affect plants, especially trees. New results published today in ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=242634&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. […]

  • Rare audio of indigenous languages saved by invention 100 years later
    on August 7, 2017 at 4:00 am

    Non-invasive technology allows researchers to transfer recordings from thousands of decaying wax cylinders Full story at https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/waxcylinders.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51This is an NSF News item. […]

  • Methane-eating bacteria in lake deep beneath Antarctic ice sheet may reduce greenhouse gas emissions
    on August 4, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    An interdisciplinary team of researchers funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) has concluded that bacteria in a lake 800 meters (2,600 feet) beneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet may digest methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, preventing its release into the atmosphere. As part of the NSF-funded Whillans Ice Stream Subglacial Access Research Drilling (WISSARD) project, the researchers successfully ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=242668&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. […]

  • Primary mirror delivered to Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope
    on August 3, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    The primary mirror for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) -- the heart of this sophisticated instrument -- was successfully delivered Aug. 2 to its destination atop Haleakalā on Maui, Hawaii. When completed in 2020, DKIST will be the world's largest solar telescope, providing scientists with new insights into the physics of the sun and a better understanding of how space weather affects satellites, the power grid, and other ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=242744&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. […]

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  • To reduce postoperative pain, consider sleep -- and caffeine
    on August 18, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    A new preclinical study found that a brief period of extended wakefulness before surgery enhances pain and prolongs recovery time after surgery. Caffeine administration helped to reduce the harmful effects of sleep loss on subsequent surgical pain. […]

  • Despite benefits, half of parents against later school start times
    on August 18, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    Leading pediatrics and sleep associations agree: Teens shouldn't start school so early. Yet recent research finds parents are split almost down the middle on whether they support delays in school start times that might permit their 13- to 17-year-olds to sleep later on school days. […]

  • Rebutting the claim that antidepressants do not work
    on August 18, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    A theory that has gained considerable attention in international media suggest that antidepressant drugs, such as the SSRIs, do not exert any actual antidepressant effect. A research group has now analyzed data from clinical trials and can rebut this theory. […]

  • How whip-like cell appendages promote bodily fluid flow
    on August 18, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    Researchers have revealed that a molecule called Daple is essential for the correct orientation and coordinated beating of cilia on the surface of cells lining ventricles in the brain. Without Daple, the cilia develop a random arrangement and cannot produce a uniform flow of CSF. This in turn leads to a build-up of fluid, which is associated with swelling of the head, known as hydrocephalus. […]

  • Flexibility at work key to helping women maintain careers after childbirth
    on August 18, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    Flexibility in the workplace is the key to helping women maintain their career trajectory after childbirth, new research has shown. […]

  • Artificial neural networks decode brain activity during performed and imagined movements
    on August 18, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    Filtering information for search engines, acting as an opponent during a board game or recognizing images: Artificial intelligence has far outpaced human intelligence in certain tasks. Researchers are showing how ideas from computer science could revolutionize brain research. They illustrate how a self-learning algorithm decodes human brain signals that were measured by an electroencephalogram (EEG). […]

  • Data revealed under FOI shows benefits of MS drug currently blocked by regulators
    on August 18, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    A drug that is blocked by the EU regulatory system has now been found to improve the quality of life of people with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a new study. […]

  • Lasers used to detect risk of heart attack and stroke
    on August 18, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    Patients at risk of heart attacks and strokes may be spotted earlier thanks to a diagnosis tool that uses near-infrared light to identify high-risk arterial plaques. […]

  • Cigarette makers shifted stance on nicotine patches, gum, study shows
    on August 17, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    Tobacco companies have known for decades that, without counseling, NRT hardly ever works, and that consumers often use it to complement smoking. This insight from the formerly secret industry documents, outlines a new report. […]

  • Brain regions most likely to cause epilepsy seizures
    on August 17, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    Scientists have developed a new way to detect which areas of the brain contribute most greatly to epilepsy seizures, according to a new study. The strategy could help surgeons select specific brain areas for removal to stop seizures. […]

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