Social status helped and hindered by the same behaviors and traits worldwide

Beyond fame and fortune, certain traits and behaviors may have pervasive influence in climbing the social ladder, according to a study by evolutionary psychologists at The University of Texas at Austin. The study of 2,751 individuals in 14 nations identified universally valued qualities, such as intelligence and honesty, that can heighten a person’s social status. […]

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NIH funded research related to every new cancer drug approved from 2010-2016, totals $64B

Federally funded research contributed to the science underlying each of the 59 new cancer drugs approved by the FDA from 2010-2016 according to a study from Bentley University. The article, titled “NIH funding for research underlying new cancer therapies,” suggests that the level of NIH funding for cancer research is substantially higher than previously estimated. […]

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