Examining Fire Safety of On-Campus Housing or Your Room is a Mess!

submitted by: eternes

A University of Maryland undergraduate Gemstone team shows how the typical dorm room can be a fire hazard and how to make it safer

Adapting the DOTS Framework for Tuberculosis Control to the Management of Non-Communicable Diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa

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submitted by: Willy
Note: Once this publication is available in PubMed Central the XML version will become available to connect figures and data. For now, for the full text and figures, please refer to the paper available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.0050124 Abstract: In sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), communicable diseases, particularly HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), and malaria, are still responsible for the greatest burden of morbidity and mortality [1]. However, non-communicable diseases...
Authors: Anthony d. Harries, Andreas Jahn, Rony Zachariah, Donald Enarson

Adapting the DOTS framework for tuberculosis

submitted by: ahyde

In an interview about his forthcoming paper, Donald Enarson (from The International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease in Paris) discusses how the DOTS paradigm could be adapted for controlling diseases such as diabetes in resource-poor countries.

Obesity is Socially Contagious

submitted by: ucsandiego

Are your friends making you fat? Or keeping you slender? According to new research from Harvard and the University of California, San Diego, the short answer on both counts is “yes.”

Presentation About SciVee

submitted by: apryl

Apryl Bailey describes SciVee in general, the elements of SciVee, use of open access literature on SciVee and SciVee's history.

open genius: strumento per una scienza libera

submitted by: atnp lab

In this presentation, Andrea Gaggioli describes crowd-funding as a possible strategy to cope with the lack of investments in research, as well as to increase democratization in the sciences. Projects seeking funding could be stored in an online repository. Each project would include a description of its objectives, duration, and requested contribution. Investors (either people or funding agencies) could decide which projects to fund.