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Lawmakers might introduce ‘anti-evolution’ legislation to appease religious constituents, researchers theorize

Lawmakers might introduce ‘anti-evolution’ legislation to appease religious constituents, researchers theorize

New research from Rice University and West Virginia University theorizes that “anti-evolution” education legislation continues to be introduced because lawmakers want to appease religious constituents, not because they expect the bills to be made into laws.

Rice health economists launch project to study physician-hospital integration

Rice health economists launch project to study physician-hospital integration

The Affordable Care Act and changing economic conditions have encouraged the integration of physicians and hospitals. Economist Vivian Ho is launching a first-of-its-kind study to advance the understanding of the association between physician-hospital integration and the quality and price of health care.

First two IDEA grants awarded

First two IDEA grants awarded

Research proposals to study cross-cultural collaboration in design teams and to develop mobile technology for prevention and management of chronic disease have received Rice’s first two InterDisciplinary Excellence Awards (IDEA). Psychologists Eduardo Salas, Margaret Beier, David Wetter, and Cho Lam will participate in the collaborative research projects.

Rice study details stress-diabetes link

Rice study details stress-diabetes link

A Rice University study has found a link between emotional stress and diabetes, with roots in the brain’s ability to control anxiety.That control lies with the brain’s executive functions, processes that handle attention, inhibition, working memory, cognitive flexibility, reasoning, problem-solving and planning.

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