BSSR News - Archived Posts

Archived announcements from the OBSSR and NIH as well as archived stories in the news about OBSSR.

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The benefits of breast milk for the developing immune system are widely incorporated into health messages to encourage breast feeding, but is there more to the story? Could breast milk also contain nutrients or other factors that stimulate lasting ne…
The third panel at the NIH Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (BSSR) Festival will be highlighting the adoption of behavioral and social sciences research findings into research and practice.  This panel will be moderated by Gila Neta, Ph.D from…
The second panel at the NIH Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (BSSR) Festival will be highlighting innovative research infrastructure, methods, and measures in BSSR.  The panel will be moderated by Richard Moser, Ph.D from the National Cancer I…
The morning panel at the Research Festival will highlight the synergy of basic and applied behavioral and social sciences.  This panel will be moderated by Lisbeth Nielsen, Ph.D. Chief of the Individual Behavioral Processes Branch in the Division of…
While continued research on the effects of contamination is clearly needed, there are a few helpful suggestions based on this study that can enhance the planning of future studies. First, the prevalence of child maltreatment varies considerably depen…
Data from more than 23,000 women were used to examine 360 traits that fell into the following categories: Anthropometric traits, Cancer, Cardiovascular Health, Dietary Habits, Drinking Behaviors, Gastrointestinal Health, General Health, Physical Acti…
Humans and other animals develop infections and experience bouts of sickness.  Fortunately, we are equipped with an immune system that, among other things, releases inflammatory cytokines to clear pathogens from the body and initiate repair to the su…
A large body of research across the social sciences embraces the idea that social relationships play an important and positive role in promoting mental health and particularly preventing suicide. Yet research also shows there can be downsides to stro…
By 2040, nearly one-fifth of the U.S. population will be over age 65, and the vast majority of these seniors will be aging in place, or residing independently in their long-term residences. Many older adults have lived in their residences for 30 year…
While there have been sizable gains in women’s paid employment over the last thirty years, women’s employment rates remain uneven and some research suggests that employment rates have stalled in recent years. Diversity in women’s employment trends ma…