http://today.duke.edu/all-duke-blogs en Here’s Why I’m Guilty Of Experimenting On People http://today.duke.edu/node/176391 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-article-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Peter Ubel </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.peterubel.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/facebookexperiment.jpg" rel="attachment wp-att-7351"><img src="http://www.peterubel.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/facebookexperiment.jpg" alt="facebookexperiment" class="alignright size-full wp-image-7351" height="583" width="990" /></a>Last summer, Facebook received <a href="http://www.wsj.com/articles/furor-erupts-over-facebook-experiment-on-users-1404085840" target="_blank">terrible press</a> for running experiments on its users, adjusting the proportion of happy and unhappy posts at the top of people’s news feeds to see how tha</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-blog-article-source"> <div class="field-label">Article Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.peterubel.com/behavioral_economics/heres-im-guilty-experimenting-people/">http://www.peterubel.com/behavioral_economics/heres-im-guilty-experimenting-peop...</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://today.duke.edu/node/176391" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 14:30:48 +0000 176391 at http://today.duke.edu New Politics at the University of North Carolina http://today.duke.edu/node/176283 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-article-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jed Purdy </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-blog-article-source"> <div class="field-label">Article Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/new-politics-at-the-university-of-north-carolina?intcid=mod-latest">http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/new-politics-at-the-university-of-north-...</a> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 17:42:38 +0000 keithl@duke.edu 176283 at http://today.duke.edu ResearchKit is flawed [just like most research studies] http://today.duke.edu/node/176390 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-article-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gary Bennett </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://i0.wp.com/venturebeat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/IMG_8456.jpg?fit=780%2C9999" alt=" " /></p><p><em>(Apologies for this week’s hyper-geeky posts. I’m about to double-down now. In fact, let’s call this part of an ongoing series on the promises and perils of ResearchKit for digital health science. How’s that?)</em></p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-blog-article-source"> <div class="field-label">Article Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://drgarybennett.com/2015/03/19/researchkit-is-flawed-just-like-most-research/">http://drgarybennett.com/2015/03/19/researchkit-is-flawed-just-like-most-researc...</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://today.duke.edu/node/176390" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 15:14:44 +0000 176390 at http://today.duke.edu How the Rouhani Meter Fact-Checks Iran’s President From 6,000 Miles Away http://today.duke.edu/node/176255 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-article-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Daniel Carp </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-blog-article-source"> <div class="field-label">Article Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.poynter.org/news/mediawire/327581/how-the-rouhani-meter-fact-checks-irans-president-from-6000-miles-away/">http://www.poynter.org/news/mediawire/327581/how-the-rouhani-meter-fact-checks-i...</a> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 20:10:52 +0000 keithl@duke.edu 176255 at http://today.duke.edu Is Blue Growth the Beginning or End of a Healthier Ocean? http://today.duke.edu/node/176254 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-article-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> John Virdin and Linwood Pendleton </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-blog-article-source"> <div class="field-label">Article Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.economistinsights.com/opinion/blue-growth-beginning-or-end-healthier-ocean">http://www.economistinsights.com/opinion/blue-growth-beginning-or-end-healthier-...</a> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 20:09:26 +0000 keithl@duke.edu 176254 at http://today.duke.edu Why It’s Not Time For Health Care Rationing http://today.duke.edu/node/176269 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-article-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Peter Ubel </div> </div> </div> <div class="para"><p>In the last few years, the U.S. health care system has seemingly been gripped by “back to the nineties” fever. Back then, we had a Democratic president working to reform the health care system. Experts from across this system were promoting the importance of controlling health care costs; the growth of health care expenditures even slowed considerably around that time. Now we have a Democratic president who not only tried to reform the health care system but also managed to pass a complex health care law.</p></div><div class="field field-type-link field-field-blog-article-source"> <div class="field-label">Article Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.peterubel.com/uncategorized/not-time-health-care-rationing/">http://www.peterubel.com/uncategorized/not-time-health-care-rationing/</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://today.duke.edu/node/176269" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 14:56:20 +0000 176269 at http://today.duke.edu Facing Down Anti-Muslim Bigotry Through Faith in America http://today.duke.edu/node/176141 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-article-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> David Schanzer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-blog-article-source"> <div class="field-label">Article Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://islamicommentary.org/2015/03/facing-down-anti-muslim-bigotry-through-faith-in-america-by-david-schanzer/">http://islamicommentary.org/2015/03/facing-down-anti-muslim-bigotry-through-fait...</a> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 19:59:12 +0000 keithl@duke.edu 176141 at http://today.duke.edu “That’s Awesome!” — Medical Neuroscience http://today.duke.edu/node/176078 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-article-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Justin Johnsen </div> </div> </div> <h2>&nbsp;</h2><h2>What It’s About</h2><p><a title="Medical Neuroscience by Duke University" href="https://www.coursera.org/course/medicalneuro" target="_blank">Medical Neuroscience</a> by Duke University has awesome multiple-choice question assessments. This course teaches neuroscience at a graduate school level for medical and physical therapy students and provides a thorough introduction to neuroanatomy, signaling, sensory and motor functions, brain development, and cognition. Dr.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-blog-article-source"> <div class="field-label">Article Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://cit.duke.edu/blog/2015/03/thats-awesome-medical-neuroscience/">http://cit.duke.edu/blog/2015/03/thats-awesome-medical-neuroscience/</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://today.duke.edu/node/176078" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 16 Mar 2015 21:49:17 +0000 176078 at http://today.duke.edu How Screwed is North Carolina if Supreme Court Rejects Obamacare? http://today.duke.edu/node/176134 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-article-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Peter Ubel </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.peterubel.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Affordable-Care-Act-500x218.jpeg" rel="attachment wp-att-7345"><img src="http://www.peterubel.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Affordable-Care-Act-500x218.jpeg" alt="Affordable-Care-Act-500x218" class="aligncenter wp-image-7345 size-full" height="218" width="500" /></a>In a few months, we will find out whether the Supreme Court has decided that a critical part of the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. If that happens, lots of people will be in lots of trouble, financially speaking.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-blog-article-source"> <div class="field-label">Article Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.peterubel.com/health_wellbeing/screwed-north-carolina-supreme-court-rejects-obamacare/">http://www.peterubel.com/health_wellbeing/screwed-north-carolina-supreme-court-r...</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://today.duke.edu/node/176134" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 16 Mar 2015 13:07:39 +0000 176134 at http://today.duke.edu FCC Net Neutrality Order — Quick Turnaround for an Agency, Slow for Internet Time http://today.duke.edu/node/175836 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-article-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stuart Benjamin </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-blog-article-source"> <div class="field-label">Article Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2015/03/12/fcc-net-neutrality-order-quick-turnaround-for-an-agency-slow-for-internet-time/">http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2015/03/12/fcc-net-neutr...</a> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 14:40:51 +0000 ef68@duke.edu 175836 at http://today.duke.edu This might deal the death blow to the digital divide http://today.duke.edu/node/175819 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-article-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gary Bennett </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/project-loon-640x426.jpg" alt=" " /></p><p>There's good evidence that, during the past half decade, mobile has become the <a href="http://www.pewinternet.org/2014/01/06/african-americans-and-technology-use/">"digital onramp to the Internet"</a>. The digital divide in Internet access dissipates greatly when you consider mobile access.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-blog-article-source"> <div class="field-label">Article Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://drgarybennett.com/2015/03/12/this-might-deal-the-death-blow-to-the-digital-divide/">http://drgarybennett.com/2015/03/12/this-might-deal-the-death-blow-to-the-digita...</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://today.duke.edu/node/175819" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 14:25:11 +0000 175819 at http://today.duke.edu ResearchKit looks like a winner [right now] http://today.duke.edu/node/175820 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-article-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gary Bennett </div> </div> </div> <p>Here’s a researchers dream: Wake up one morning and find that <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-03-11/apple-researchkit-sees-thousands-sign-up-amid-bias-criticism">11,000 people</a>&nbsp;have signed up for your latest study.</p><blockquote><p>“To get 10,000 people enrolled in a medical study normally, it would take a year and 50 medical centers around the country,” said Alan Yeung, medical director of Stanford Cardiovascular Health. “That’s the power of the phone.”</p></blockquote><p>Here’s a researchers nightmare: Losing 80% of those 11,000.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-blog-article-source"> <div class="field-label">Article Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://drgarybennett.com/2015/03/12/researchkit-looks-like-a-winner-for-now/">http://drgarybennett.com/2015/03/12/researchkit-looks-like-a-winner-for-now/</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://today.duke.edu/node/175820" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 13:53:12 +0000 175820 at http://today.duke.edu Growing up Duke http://today.duke.edu/node/175834 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-article-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Katrina Martin </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://blogs.library.duke.edu/rubenstein/files/2015/03/abd_to_bnd_18940213_0011-150x150.jpg" alt="abd_to_bnd_18940213_001" style="float: left; margin: 0 15px 15px 0;" class="attachment-thumbnail wp-post-image" width="150" height="150" /></p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-blog-article-source"> <div class="field-label">Article Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://blogs.library.duke.edu/rubenstein/2015/03/12/growing-up-duke/">http://blogs.library.duke.edu/rubenstein/2015/03/12/growing-up-duke/</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://today.duke.edu/node/175834" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 13:14:53 +0000 175834 at http://today.duke.edu Mapping alternative and extremist literature http://today.duke.edu/node/175743 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-article-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Katrina Martin </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://blogs.library.duke.edu/rubenstein/files/2015/03/data-vis-150x150.png" alt="data vis" style="float: left; margin: 0 15px 15px 0;" class="attachment-thumbnail wp-post-image" width="150" height="150" /></p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-blog-article-source"> <div class="field-label">Article Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://blogs.library.duke.edu/rubenstein/2015/03/11/mapping-alternative-and-extremist-literature/">http://blogs.library.duke.edu/rubenstein/2015/03/11/mapping-alternative-and-extr...</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://today.duke.edu/node/175743" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 11 Mar 2015 14:08:41 +0000 175743 at http://today.duke.edu Models Predict Where Lemurs Will Go as Climate Warms http://today.duke.edu/node/175712 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-article-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Robin Smith </div> </div> </div> <h2>Climate Change Could Squeeze Lemurs Into Smaller Ranges by 2080</h2><p>Robin Smith</p><p>February 18, 2015, Durham, NC —&nbsp;Anticipated climate changes in coming decades are likely to leave a lot of Madagascar’s lemurs looking for new places to live.</p><p>A new study predicts where the cat-like primates are likely to seek refuge if average temperatures throughout the island rise by 1.1 to 2.6 degrees by 2050, as predicted. Rainfall patterns are expected&nbsp;to change, too.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-blog-article-source"> <div class="field-label">Article Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://lemur.duke.edu/models-predict-where-lemurs-will-go-as-climate-warms/">http://lemur.duke.edu/models-predict-where-lemurs-will-go-as-climate-warms/</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://today.duke.edu/node/175712" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 10 Mar 2015 16:41:05 +0000 175712 at http://today.duke.edu More Encouragement to Walk the Stairs http://today.duke.edu/node/175717 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-article-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Peter Ubel </div> </div> </div> <p>A while back, I <a href="http://www.peterubel.com/behavioral_economics/brilliant-nudge-to-promote-physical-activity/" target="_blank">posted </a>an interesting effort to get people to walk upstairs, rather than take the escalator. It involved a staircase designed to look like a piano, with musical sounds generated when people stepped on each stair. I love that approach not only because it is clever, but because I am a serious pianist. It appealed to my inner musician.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-blog-article-source"> <div class="field-label">Article Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.peterubel.com/behavioral_economics/encouragement-walk-stairs/">http://www.peterubel.com/behavioral_economics/encouragement-walk-stairs/</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://today.duke.edu/node/175717" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 10 Mar 2015 14:40:17 +0000 175717 at http://today.duke.edu Hyperbolic Live Blogging about Apple’s ResearchKit http://today.duke.edu/node/175610 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-article-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gary Bennett </div> </div> </div> <p>It’s always dangerous to post live comments during an Apple live event, particularly if you’re a <del>rabid early adopter, fan-person</del> admirer of Apple products, but oh well…</p><p>ResearchKit is an absolute gamechanger for health/medical research. It has potential to be the best thing to happen to behavioral research in a generation.</p><p>My real-time <del>almost certain to be amended</del> thoughts (in no order whatsoever):</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-blog-article-source"> <div class="field-label">Article Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://drgarybennett.com/2015/03/09/hyperbolic-live-blogging-about-apples-researchkit/">http://drgarybennett.com/2015/03/09/hyperbolic-live-blogging-about-apples-resear...</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://today.duke.edu/node/175610" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 09 Mar 2015 18:18:19 +0000 175610 at http://today.duke.edu Watch > iPhone http://today.duke.edu/node/175519 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-article-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gary Bennett </div> </div> </div> <p>Most health apps rely on frequent phone use. That makes sense, given the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2015/01/12/376717870/bored-and-brilliant-a-challenge-to-disconnect-from-your-phone">obscene amount of time</a> that we spend using our phones.</p><p>(Want <del>to feel horrible about yourself</del> some insight into your phone use? Install the <a href="https://inthemoment.io/">Moments</a> app. Then call your psychologist)</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-blog-article-source"> <div class="field-label">Article Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://drgarybennett.com/2015/03/07/watch-iphone/">http://drgarybennett.com/2015/03/07/watch-iphone/</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://today.duke.edu/node/175519" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sat, 07 Mar 2015 12:02:52 +0000 175519 at http://today.duke.edu ABC’s of John Hope Franklin – (F) From Slavery to Freedom http://today.duke.edu/node/175457 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-article-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> John Gartrell </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://blogs.library.duke.edu/rubenstein/files/2014/12/franklin_1963-150x150.jpg" alt="franklin_1963" style="float: left; margin: 0 15px 15px 0;" class="attachment-thumbnail wp-post-image" width="150" height="150" /></p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-blog-article-source"> <div class="field-label">Article Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://blogs.library.duke.edu/rubenstein/2015/03/06/abcs-john-hope-franklin-f-slavery-freedom/">http://blogs.library.duke.edu/rubenstein/2015/03/06/abcs-john-hope-franklin-f-sl...</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://today.duke.edu/node/175457" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 15:00:41 +0000 175457 at http://today.duke.edu Are Patients Harmed When Physicians Explain Things Too Simply? http://today.duke.edu/node/175435 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-article-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Peter Ubel </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.peterubel.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Egg-Yolk.jpg" rel="attachment wp-att-7338"><img src="http://www.peterubel.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Egg-Yolk.jpg" alt="Poultry and Hog Farms Face Possible Dioxin Contamination" class="alignright size-full wp-image-7338" width="640" height="414" /></a>A quick quiz before we start today’s lesson.</p><p>What do we call a tree that grows from acorns?</p><p>What do we call a funny story?</p><p>What sound does a frog make?</p><p>What is another word for a cape?</p><p>What do we call the white part of an egg?</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-blog-article-source"> <div class="field-label">Article Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.peterubel.com/behavioral_economics/patients-harmed-physicians-explain-things-simply/">http://www.peterubel.com/behavioral_economics/patients-harmed-physicians-explain...</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://today.duke.edu/node/175435" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:36:19 +0000 175435 at http://today.duke.edu