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  • A Guide for Taking Care of Your Family Member After Treatment in the Emergency Department
    on June 1, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    This brochure was developed by and for family members whose loved one attempted suicide. It provides information about what to expect in the emergency room, and how to take care of yourself and your family member following the attempt. It also offers resources to help you move forward. Inventory#: SMA18-4357ENG […]

  • A Guide for Taking Care of Yourself After Your Treatment in the Emergency Department (Spanish)
    on June 1, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Provee una guía de recursos y estrategias para que se recupere de un intento de suicidio y pueda evitar futuros intentos. Incluye sugerencias sobre las citas de seguimiento con los profesionales de salud, las instrucciones del hospital que usted debe seguir, consejos sobre quienes pueden ser sus aliados en su recuperacion como evitar los pensamientos suicidios. Inventory#: SMA18-4365SPAN […]

  • Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit
    on June 1, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    This toolkit offers strategies to health care providers, communities, and local governments for developing practices and policies to help prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths. Access reports for community members, prescribers, patients and families, and those recovering from opioid overdose. Inventory#: SMA18-4742 […]

  • A Guide for Taking Care of Your Family Member After Treatment in the Emergency Department (Spanish)
    on June 1, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Provee una guía de recursos y sugerencias para los miembros de la familia que ayudan a una persona que ha tenido un intento de suicidio. Incluye información para dar al hospital, precauciones para tomar en la casa y preguntas sobre el seguimiento con un plan del tratamiento. Inventory#: SMA18-4358SPAN […]

  • A Guide for Taking Care of Yourself After Your Treatment in the Emergency Department
    on June 1, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    This brochure helps people recovering from a suicide attempt. It discusses how to find healing, hope, and help after emergency room treatment, including how to cope with future thoughts of suicide. The brochure also offers ways to connect with other suicide attempt survivors and lists free apps and other resources to help you move forward. Inventory#: SMA18-4355ENG […]

  • Finding Quality Treatment for Substance Use Disorders (Spanish Version)
    on June 1, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Esta hoja informativa se puede usar como una guía para las personas que buscan tratamiento de salud mental. Ofrece tres pasos necesarios para llevar a cabo antes de utilizar un centro de tratamiento, así como las cinco señales de un centro de tratamiento de calidad, que incluye revisar la acreditación, la medicación, las prácticas basadas en la evidencia, el papel de las familias y las redes de apoyo. Inventory#: PEP18-TREATMENT-LOCS […]

  • A Guide for Medical Providers in the Emergency Department Taking Care of Suicide Attempt Survivors
    on June 1, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    This brochure offers emergency department providers tips for enhancing treatment for people who have attempted suicide. It also offers information about communicating with families, HIPAA, patient discharge, and resources for medical professionals, patients, and their families. Inventory#: SMA18-4359 […]

  • Grant Award Recipient Handbook 2017-2018
    on June 1, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    This handbook outlines key roles and responsibilities and explains procedures for post-award activities, changes, and the continuation application processes. It also includes helpful reference materials such as an acronym chart, a glossary, and helpful Web links. Inventory#: DFC2018 […]

  • Underage Drinking: Myths vs. Facts
    on April 1, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    This fact sheet is a prevention resource written specifically for preteens and teens. It compares the myths with the facts about how common alcohol use is among youth. This fact sheet can also help you start a conversation about underage drinking and alcohol misuse. Inventory#: SMA18-4299 […]

  • The Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances
    on April 1, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    This 2016 report provides an overview of data from the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances program. It presents findings that indicate that systems of care provide services and promote positive outcomes for underserved children and youth within the mental health system. Inventory#: PEP18-CMHI2016 […]

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  • Scientists use satellites to measure vital underground water resources
    on July 19, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    The availability of water from underground aquifers is vital to the basic needs of more than 1.5 billion people worldwide. In recent decades, however, the over-pumping of groundwater, combined with drought, has caused some aquifers to permanently lose their essential storage capacity. With the hope of providing better tools to water resource managers to keep aquifers healthy, scientists funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and affiliated with Arizona State ... More at This is an NSF News item. […]

  • Scientists fly above wildfires this summer to clarify chemistry of smoke
    on July 19, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    On August 11, 2018, the WE-CAN team will host a research aircraft media event at the Boise Airport, featuring two aircraft: the NSF/NCAR C-130 and the University of Wyoming King Air. This summer, a four-engine cargo plane laden with scientists and sophisticated equipment will make flights straight into hazy smoke from Western wildfires. The flights will be the largest, most ... More at This is an NSF News item. […]

  • New NSF awards support the creation of bio-based semiconductors
    on July 17, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    To address a worldwide need for data storage that far outstrips today's capabilities, federal agencies and a technology research consortium are investing $12 million in new research through the Semiconductor Synthetic Biology for Information Processing and Storage Technologies (SemiSynBio) program. The goal is to create storage systems that integrate synthetic biology with semiconductor technology. SemiSynBio, a partnership between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the ... More at This is an NSF News item. […]

  • NSF-supported researchers to present new results on hurricanes and other extreme events
    on July 17, 2018 at 10:00 am

    In the past year, extreme events -- including hurricanes, droughts and wildfires -- have plagued the U.S., affecting natural habitats and human communities. The theme of the 2018 Ecological Society of America (ESA) meeting reflects the importance of these natural disasters. Conference participants will present the latest research findings on "extreme events, resilience and human well-being." The meeting takes place ... More at This is an NSF News item. […]

  • Neutrino observation points to one source of high-energy cosmic rays
    on July 12, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Observations made by researchers using a National Science Foundation (NSF) detector at the South Pole and verified by ground- and space-based telescopes have produced the first evidence of one source of high-energy cosmic neutrinos. These ghostly subatomic particles can travel unhindered for billions of light-years, journeying to Earth from some of the most extreme environments in the universe. Data gathered by NSF's IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the foundation's Amundsen-Scott ... More at This is an NSF News item. […]

  • STEM Education Advisory Panel announced
    on July 12, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    The National Science Foundation (NSF), in consultation with the Department of Education, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) today announced the appointment of 18 members to a new advisory panel created to encourage U.S. scientific and technological innovations in education, as authorized by the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act. Gabriela Gonzalez, deputy director of the Intel Foundation, Intel Corporation, will chair the new STEM Education ... More at This is an NSF News item. […]

  • NSF selects Arthur Lupia to head Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Directorate
    on July 11, 2018 at 8:26 pm

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected Dr. Arthur Lupia to serve as head of the Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE), which supports fundamental research in behavioral, cognitive, social and economic sciences. Lupia has more than 25 years of leadership and management experience in the social sciences community. Since 2006, he has served as the Hal R. Varian Collegiate Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan. He serves ... More at This is an NSF News item. […]

  • Scientists study connection between Great Plains precipitation and agricultural irrigation
    on July 11, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Can crop irrigation affect the clouds that form high above farm fields? Indeed it can, say atmospheric scientists. Agricultural irrigation to meet a growing demand for food is adding significant amounts of water to the land surface and altering regional land use and land cover. These changes affect lower atmosphere circulation, potentially influencing cloud development and precipitation. To further understand how irrigation may be affecting precipitation, scientists from ... More at This is an NSF News item. […]

  • NSF press conference on breakthrough in multimessenger astrophysics
    on July 9, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    Media are invited to attend a U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) press conference announcing recent multi-messenger astrophysics findings led by NSF's IceCube Neutrino Observatory. Representatives from nearly two dozen observatories on Earth and in space that participated in the research will be in the room during the event and will be available to the media after the press conference concludes. Reporters watching the event remotely can send questions to ... More at This is an NSF News item. […]

  • The NSF 2026 Idea Machine
    on July 5, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    This is a competition to help set the U.S. agenda for fundamental research in science and engineering. Participants can earn prizes and receive public recognition by suggesting the pressing research questions that need to be answered in the coming decade, the next set of “Big Ideas” for future investment by NSF. More at This is an NSF News item. […]

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  • Aggressive immune cells aggravate Parkinson's disease
    on July 19, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    Parkinson's disease, formerly also referred to as shaking palsy, is one of the most frequent disorders affecting movement and the nervous system. Medical researchers have come across a possible cause of the disease - in the patients' immune system. […]

  • Food for thought: How the brain reacts to food may be linked to overeating
    on July 19, 2018 at 12:54 pm

    The reason why some people find it so hard to resist finishing an entire bag of chips or bowl of candy may lie with how their brain responds to food rewards, according to researchers who found that when certain regions of the brain reacted more strongly to being rewarded with food than being rewarded with money, those people were more likely to overeat. […]

  • Scientists uncover the role of a protein in production and survival of myelin-forming cells
    on July 19, 2018 at 12:54 pm

    A new article explains how researchers have uncovered the role of a protein known as 'PRMT5' in the production of myelin and, ultimately, proper development and function of the Central Nervous System. […]

  • Younger children tend to make more informed decisions
    on July 19, 2018 at 12:54 pm

    A new study has found that in some ways, the older you get the worse your decision making becomes. […]

  • CT scans may increase risk of brain cancer
    on July 19, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    A new study suggests that CT scans, commonly used in medical imaging, may increase the risk of brain tumors. […]

  • Therapy dogs effective in reducing symptoms of ADHD, study finds
    on July 18, 2018 at 9:02 pm

    Researchers have found therapy dogs to be effective in reducing the symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. […]

  • Secular countries can expect future economic growth, confirms new study
    on July 18, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    New research measuring the importance of religion in 109 countries spanning the entire 20th century has reignited an age-old debate around the link between secularization and economic growth. The study has shown that a decline in religion influences a country's future economic prosperity. […]

  • Researchers solve mystery of how ALL enters the central nervous system
    on July 18, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    A deadly feature of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is its invasion of the central nervous system. ALL in the central nervous system is very difficult to treat, because most drugs are blocked from the organ system due to a "blood-brain barrier" designed to protect the brain. How cancer cells enter the central nervous system has been an unanswered question for researchers and clinicians for decades. A research team has now found that this blood cancer infiltrates the central nervous system not by breaching the blood-brain barrier, but by evading the barrier altogether. […]

  • Neurons can carry more than one signal at a time
    on July 18, 2018 at 4:24 pm

    New research shows that neurons in the brain can carry two signals at once, using a strategy similar to multiplexing in telecommunications. The results may explain how the brain processes complex information from the world around us, and may also provide insight into some of our perceptual and cognitive limitations. […]

  • Autism risk determined by health of mom's gut
    on July 18, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    The mother's microbiome, the collection of microscopic organisms that live inside us, determines the risk of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders in her offspring, new research shows. The work raises the possibility we could prevent autism by altering expectant moms' diets. […]

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