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Development and validation of teacher and student questionnaires measuring inhibitors of curriculum viability - BMC Medical

blog post image Background Curriculum viability is determined by the degree to which quality standards have or have not been met, and by the inhibitors that affect attainment of those standards. The literature reports many ways to evaluate whether a curriculum reaches its quality standards, but less attention is paid...

Will MIT Scientists' Powerful Magnet Lead Us to Nuclear Fusion Energy? - Slashdot

blog post image "A start-up founded by scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology says it is nearing a technological milestone that could take the world a step closer to fusion energy, which has eluded scientists for decades," reports the New York Times: Researchers at M.I.T.'s Plasma Science and Fus...

Mirror, Mirror 2021: Reflecting Poorly | Commonwealth Fund

blog post image "How the 11 Countries Rank on Performance. The top-performing countries overall are Norway, the Netherlands, and Australia. The next three countries in the ranking — the U.K., Germany, and New Zealand — perform very similarly to one another." The UK was ranked #1 overall in 2017 - the last time this...

Pegasus: Spyware sold to governments 'targets activists'

blog post image Israeli tech firm NSO denies media reports that its software has been sold to authoritarian regimes. The Android and iOS spyware can apparently see photographs and contacts, log everything that is typed, and turn on the camera and microphone.

Keeping Student Trust

blog post image The report outlines a set of recommendations for institutions and campus administrators related to different uses of student data.

Government has no climate change plan - MPs

blog post image Two reports from MPs cast doubt on the government's approach to meeting its climate change goals.

Drones fly to protect rare New Zealand dolphins

blog post image New Zealand's prime minister Jacinda Ardern said on Friday (February 26) that her government was backing a new project that uses drone technology to understand and protect the endangered Maui dolphins in the country. Gloria Tso reports. Reuters Video.

'Concerning' rise in pre-teens self-injuring.

blog post image "The rate of hospital admissions for nine to 12-year-olds who self-injure has doubled in six years." "In 2019-20, before the coronavirus pandemic, there were 16 hospital admissions per 100,000 nine to 12-year-olds, up from eight in 2013-14. Self-injury admissions for girls in this age group were twice...

What makes fake news feel true when it isn

blog post image What makes fake news feel true when it isn’t? For one thing, hearing it over and over again: "The more often participants had heard a statement, the more likely they were to attribute it to Consumer Reports rather than the National Enquirer." Key features of effective fake news - should you want to...

Coronavirus COVID-19 SARS-CoV-2 information

blog post image A collection of information sources for COVID-19. The NHS 111 online COVID-19 service. The first point of call for someone in the UK who thinks they have symptoms or have been exposed whilst travelling. The NHS Coronavirus COVID-19 information webpage. UK Government's Coronavirus action plan. Public...

Early warning signals for critical transitions in a thermoacoustic system:

blog post image Early warning signals for critical transitions in a thermoacoustic system: Dynamical systems can undergo critical transitions where the system suddenly shifts from one stable state to another at a critical threshold called the tipping point. The decrease in recovery rate to equilibrium (critical slowing...

Autonomy, Belonging, Competence. GMC reports on the ABC of wellbeing.

blog post image Caring for doctors Caring for patients: An independent report into the wellbeing of UK medical students and doctors. "In 2018 we commissioned Professor Michael West and Dame Denise Coia, to carry out a UK-wide review to help tackle the causes of poor wellbeing faced by medical students and doctors. ...

A critical makeover for pharmaceutical companies: Overcoming industry obstacles with a cross-functional strategy. PwC

blog post image A critical makeover for pharmaceutical companies: Overcoming industry obstacles with a cross-functional strategy. PwC report. Going all "cross-functional" or "breaking down silos"? "Compounding the external obstacles, however, is the internal culture of most pharma companies. This is an industry...

Using artificial intelligence to read chest radiographs for tuberculosis detection: A multi-site evaluation

blog post image Using artificial intelligence to read chest radiographs for tuberculosis detection: A multi-site evaluation of the diagnostic accuracy of three deep learning systems: Deep learning (DL) neural networks have only recently been employed to interpret chest radiography (CXR) to screen and triage people for...

Reforms must prepare the UK countryside for climate change and ensure that our use of land supports reduced emissions -

blog post image Reforms must prepare the UK countryside for climate change and ensure that our use of land supports reduced emissions - Committee on Climate Change: The Paris Agreement demands tougher action to remove greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere. We must, at the same time, prepare for the inevitable...

Aligning an undergraduate psychological medicine subject with the mental health needs of the local region: The James Cook

blog post image Aligning an undergraduate psychological medicine subject with the mental health needs of the local region: The James Cook University (JCU) medical school recently revised its Year 2 human development and behaviour module to be more relevant and practical for students, and more aligned with the mental...

Evaluation of large-group lectures in medicine - development of the SETMED-L (Student Evaluation of Teaching in MEDical

blog post image Evaluation of large-group lectures in medicine - development of the SETMED-L (Student Evaluation of Teaching in MEDical Lectures) questionnaire: The seven categories of the Stanford Faculty Development Program (SFDP) represent a framework for planning and assessing medical teaching. Nevertheless, so...

Machines evaluating applicants? 'So what could admissions look like in 20 years? From a school’s perspective, automation

blog post image Machines evaluating applicants? 'So what could admissions look like in 20 years? From a school’s perspective, automation will take on a lot of the human-led work, according to Steve Farmer, Vice Provost for Enrollment and Undergraduate Admissions at the University of North Carolina.' Reports University...

Amazon to dive into health care? Yes, reports Healthcare Economist "Unsurprisingly, Amazon is also considering healthcare

Amazon to dive into health care? Yes, reports Healthcare Economist "Unsurprisingly, Amazon is also considering healthcare applications for their Echo product as well as their Alex voice assistant. Many may not know, but Amazon is already in the healthcare business, as a leading seller of medical supplies."...

BMA reveals "costs" of STPs and calls for re-think on the way forward for NHS. Hospital Dr reports that the BMA sent out

blog post image BMA reveals "costs" of STPs and calls for re-think on the way forward for NHS. Hospital Dr reports that the BMA sent out Freedom of Information requests and found millions of additional spending on consultancy and management fees.