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When top-level managers find governance mechanisms too coercive, they're more likely to commit fraud, according to a new paper by strategic management experts at Rice University's Jones Graduate School of Business, Auburn University's Harbert College of Business and Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. [more...]
 

Managing healthy transcultural organisations is based on the strength and the sense of coherence of individuals, to comprehend, manage, and create meaning in challenging work situations. To cope with these challenges, managers need to activate their individual resources and increase their transcultural and conflict management competences. The psychologists Claude-Helene Mayer and Christian Martin Boness deliver the appropriate (self-)coaching and training manual: "Creating mental health across cultures". [more...]
 

Current opinions among nephrologists indicate that water quality is even more important for the longterm clinical success of hemodialysis therapy than the biocompatibility of dialysis membranes. Dialytic therapies, such as haemodiafiltration (HDF) or high volume haemodiafiltration, have become popular due to their improved performance followed by a better patient survival. Dialysis modes, such as HDF, need large volumes of substitution fluids that have to be prepared from water of appropriate quality level, Carlo Boccato and colleagues report in their introduction to the new textbook "Water and Dialysis Fluids - A Quality Management Guide". [more...]
 

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Restorative justice programs, such victim-offender mediation and community impact panels, are more effective in reducing recidivism rates among juvenile offenders than traditional court processing, a study by researchers at Sam Houston State University found. [more...]
 

The Multi-Organ Transplant Center Dammam (Saudi Arabia) reviewed the outcome of patients undergone commercial kidney transplantation in foreign clinics - and observed bad results. Meteb AlBugami et al. report in the Abstract Book to the 4th ELPAT Congress: [more...]
 

"The worldwide experience of uterus transplantation is so far 11 published cases (Saudi Arabia 1, Turkey 1, Sweden 9), and 2 unpublished cases (China 1, US 1). The results of the Swedish study that is the first case series are promising," Niclas Kvarnström (Gothenburg/Sweden) reports in the Abstractbook "4th Elpat Congress. Ethical, Legal and Psychosocial Aspects of Transplantation". [more...]
 

Cannabis use during pregnancy is associated with abnormal brain structure in children, according to a new study in Biological Psychiatry. Compared with unexposed children, those who were prenatally exposed to cannabis had a thicker prefrontal cortex, a region of the brain involved in complex cognition, decision-making, and working memory. [more...]
 

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Boys high in cognitive empathy attracted an average of 1.8 more girl friendships than low empathy counterparts, as revealed by a landmark study - When Empathy Matters: The Role of Sex and Empathy in Close Friendships. The Australian Research Council-funded research, led by Professor Joseph Ciarrochi at the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education at Australian Catholic University, has been published in the Journal of Personality. [more...]
 

Illegal organ trade is on the rise worldwide - with approx. one billion USD profit per year. Around 10.000 black market transplantations take place annually. The study "Trafficking in Human Beings for the Purpose of Organ Removal" provides new insights and recommendations. "Brokers are key players in the organ trade network. They financially benefit the most from these transactions." [more...]
 

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Bosses play no role in fostering a sense of meaningfulness at work - but they do have the capacity to destroy it and should stay out of the way, new research shows. The study by researchers at the University of Sussex and the University of Greenwich shows that quality of leadership receives virtually no mention when people describe meaningful moments at work, but poor management is the top destroyer of meaningfulness. [more...]
 
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