Fear of litigation is a key factor in decision to perform C-sections

Fear of litigation and perceived safety concerns and are among the key factors influencing the decision to perform a caesarean section, according to a major international literature review conducted by researchers at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin. The rising rate of caesarean sections (CS) worldwide, despite the considerable evidence that vaginal […]

Queen Mary researcher recognized for advances in improving oral health in children

The largest scientific association that focuses on research in the field of dentistry has recognized an academic from Queen Mary University of London for advances in improving oral health in children. The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) announced Cynthia Pine from Queen Mary’s Institute of Dentistry, as the 2018 recipient of the IADR E.W. […]

Kissing up to the boss can increase employees’ bad behavior in the workplace, study shows

Kissing up to the boss at work may help boost employees’ careers but it also depletes the employees’ self-control resources, leaving them more susceptible to behaving badly in the workplace, a new study has found. “There’s a personal cost to ingratiating yourself with your boss,” said Anthony Klotz, an associate professor of management in the […]

Duke engineers develop new technique to manipulate, split and mix droplets of biological fluids

Engineers at Duke University have developed a way to manipulate, split and mix droplets of biological fluids by having them surf on acoustic waves in oil. The technology could form the basis of a small-scale, programmable, rewritable biomedical chip that is completely reusable for disparate purposes from on-site diagnostics to laboratory-based research. The study appears […]