Release date: 29-Feb-2024 11:50 AM EST
Does trying to look younger reduce how much ageism older adults face?
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

How do ageism and positive age-related experiences differ for people who have tried to look younger, or feel they look younger, than they actually are? A new study examines this and the relationship with health.

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Release date: 29-Feb-2024 11:05 AM EST
New model of key brain tumor feature could help scientists understand how to develop new treatments
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Researchers at the University of Michigan Health Rogel Cancer Center are exploiting a unique biological feature of glioblastoma to gain a better understanding of how this puzzling brain cancer develops and how to target new treatments against it. The team developed human and mouse models of glioblastoma oncostreams and examined multiple factors in the tumor microenvironment that could impact how oncostreams develop and how to reverse them.

Released: 29-Feb-2024 11:05 AM EST
DOE Announces Plans to Host an Informational Meeting and Requests Expressions of Interest for the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility Management and Operating Contract Competition
Department of Energy, Office of Science

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the schedule for upcoming events and submissions associated with the competition for the management and operating contract for the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF).

Release date: 29-Feb-2024 11:05 AM EST
Parents, wealth, race drive girls’ chances to play sports
Ohio State University

The likelihood that a girl will participate in high school sports in the United States is driven not so much by individual choice, new research suggests. Instead, decisions made by parents, the wealth of one’s family and community, and racial dynamics matter.

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Release date: 29-Feb-2024 11:05 AM EST
Type 2 diabetes no longer a barrier to becoming a living kidney donor
Mayo Clinic

People who are overall healthy and living with well-controlled Type 2 diabetes can donate a kidney, thanks to a change in national policy.

Newswise: Hahn Awarded CZI Grant to Monitor, Manipulate Proteins Important in Nervous System Function, Neurological Disease
Released: 29-Feb-2024 11:00 AM EST
Hahn Awarded CZI Grant to Monitor, Manipulate Proteins Important in Nervous System Function, Neurological Disease
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Klaus Hahn, PhD, the Ronald G. Thurman Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology at the UNC School of Medicine, will co-lead this Chan Zuckerberg Initiative project with colleagues at Duke University and North Carolina State University.

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Newswise: EcoFABs Could Lead to Better Bioenergy Crops
Released: 29-Feb-2024 11:00 AM EST
EcoFABs Could Lead to Better Bioenergy Crops
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

A greater understanding of how plants and microbes work together to store vast amounts of atmospheric carbon in the soil will help in the design of better bioenergy crops for the fight against climate change. Deciphering the mechanics of this mutually beneficial relationship is, however, challenging as conditions in nature are extremely difficult for scientists to replicate in the laboratory. To address this challenge, researchers created fabricated ecosystems or EcoFABs.

28-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST
Extreme Weather Events Tied to Increased Mortality and Emergency Department Activity
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Mass General Brigham study reveals that ED visits and death are heightened weeks after major climate-driven extreme weather events – highlighting the long-lasting impacts these events may have on health and infrastructure

   
Newswise: Bottlenecks and beehives: how an invasive bee colony defied genetic expectations
27-Feb-2024 4:05 PM EST
Bottlenecks and beehives: how an invasive bee colony defied genetic expectations
University of Sydney

For more than a decade, invasive Asian honeybees have defied evolutionary expectations and established a thriving population in North Queensland, much to the annoyance of the honey industry and biosecurity officials.

15-Feb-2024 12:05 PM EST
Study Reveals the Impact of Behavioral Health Disorders on Cancer Surgery Outcomes
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Researchers have discovered new insights into the relationship between cancer surgery outcomes and behavioral health disorders (BHDs), publishing their findings in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS).

Released: 29-Feb-2024 10:40 AM EST
When Planning Sustainable Energy Systems, Don’t Forget About People
University of California San Diego

New research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) shows that models commonly used to shape climate mitigation need to include human behaviors and rules—and shows models can be adapted to do so

Released: 29-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NEPHROLOGY COMMENDS CONGRESS FOR HIGHLIGHTING THE HONOR OUR LIVING DONORS ACT (H.R. 6020)
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

At a hearing today focused on supporting patients with rare diseases, the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee will consider Honor Our Living Donors Act (H.R. 6020), legislation to improve support for living organ donors.

Newswise: Cleveland Clinic Among First Hospitals to Perform New Tissue-Sparing Ablation Procedure
Released: 29-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST
Cleveland Clinic Among First Hospitals to Perform New Tissue-Sparing Ablation Procedure
Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic Among First Hospitals to Perform New Tissue-Sparing Ablation Procedure

   
Released: 29-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST
MSU co-authored study: 10 insights to reduce vaccine hesitancy on social media
Michigan State University

Young Anna Argyris, associate professor in the Michigan State University Department of Media and Information, is part of an international team studying the detrimental effects of vaccine misinformation on social media and interventions that can increase vaccine uptake behaviors.

Released: 29-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST
THT 2024 Late-Breaking Clinical Science Announced
Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF)

The complete list of late-breaking clinical science to be presented at THT 2024: Technology and Heart Failure Therapeutics is now available online. An international heart failure conference organized by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation® (CRF®), THT will take place March 4-6, 2024, at the Westin Boston Seaport in Boston, MA.

Newswise: UTSW team’s new AI method may lead to ‘automated scientists’
Released: 29-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST
UTSW team’s new AI method may lead to ‘automated scientists’
UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) method that writes its own algorithms and may one day operate as an "automated scientis" to extract the meaning behind complex datasets.

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Released: 29-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST
New Frontiers in Treating GI Cancers
Cedars-Sinai

Gastrointestinal cancers were once diagnosed primarily by location. A tumor in the liver was liver cancer, while one in the pancreas was pancreatic. The few chemotherapy treatments available affected the entire patient—sometimes causing difficult side effects.

Released: 29-Feb-2024 10:00 AM EST
Noteworthy studies to be presented at the 2024 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancers Symposium
American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

Research on patient-centered treatment of head and neck cancers will be presented at the 2024 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancers Symposium, which takes place in Phoenix and online today through March 2. Media registration is available. Studies recommended by symposium leadership for media are noted below, and outside experts are available to provide commentary.

Newswise: The year of dragon: revisiting the Dragon King
Released: 29-Feb-2024 9:30 AM EST
The year of dragon: revisiting the Dragon King
Chinese Academy of Sciences

The January 1, 2024, Noto Peninsula, Japan, Mw7.5 earthquake has undoubtedly been one of the most important earthquakes in 2024, causing widespread attention of the seismological community worldwide. In a recent Editorial of Earthquake Research Advances, titled “Tracing the pace of an approaching ‘seismic dragon king’: additional evidence for the Noto earthquake swarm and the 2024 Mw7.5 Noto earthquake”, Liu, Yue, and her coauthors comment on the predictability of this earthquake.

Newswise: Scientists ID burned bodies using technique used for extracting DNA from wooly mammoths, Neanderthals
Released: 29-Feb-2024 9:05 AM EST
Scientists ID burned bodies using technique used for extracting DNA from wooly mammoths, Neanderthals
Binghamton University, State University of New York

A technique originally devised to extract DNA from woolly mammoths and other ancient archaeological specimens can be used to potentially identify badly burned human remains, according to research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Newswise: Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Executive Vice Dean Robert Atkins
Named Anna D. Wolf Endowed Professor
Released: 29-Feb-2024 9:05 AM EST
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Executive Vice Dean Robert Atkins Named Anna D. Wolf Endowed Professor
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Executive Vice Dean and Professor Robert (Bob) Atkins, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been named the next Anna D. Wolf Endowed Professor.

Newswise: Five Signs of Colorectal Cancer You Shouldn’t Ignore – Even if You're a Younger Adult
Released: 29-Feb-2024 9:00 AM EST
Five Signs of Colorectal Cancer You Shouldn’t Ignore – Even if You're a Younger Adult
American Cancer Society (ACS)

The recent Cancer Facts & Figures 2024 report from American Cancer Society (ACS) researchers revealed a stark increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence among Americans under the age of 55. In just two decades, CRC has moved up from being the fourth leading cause of cancer death in both younger men and women, to first in men and second in women.

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Released: 29-Feb-2024 9:00 AM EST
Digital Science announces Catalyst Grant winners, supporting AI-based innovations to benefit research
Digital Science and Research Solutions Ltd

Digital Science has awarded two new Catalyst Grants of £25,000 each to innovative AI-based technology ideas aimed at advancing global research.

     
Newswise: Zero Emissions of Carbon Dioxide! Successful Production of Ammonia-based Clean Hydrogen
Released: 29-Feb-2024 9:00 AM EST
Zero Emissions of Carbon Dioxide! Successful Production of Ammonia-based Clean Hydrogen
National Research Council of Science and Technology

Dr. Jung Unho's research team at the Hydrogen Research Department of the Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER) has developed Korea's first clean hydrogen production technology.

Newswise: Study Detects Cognitive Changes in Older Drivers Using In-vehicle Sensors
Released: 29-Feb-2024 8:30 AM EST
Study Detects Cognitive Changes in Older Drivers Using In-vehicle Sensors
Florida Atlantic University

Continuous, unobtrusive sensors and related monitoring devices are installed in older drivers’ vehicles to detect changes in highly complex activities over time. A driver facing camera, forward facing camera, and telematics unit provide video in real-time to enable researchers to analyze abnormal driving such as getting lost, reaction time and braking patterns as well as travel patterns such as miles driven, miles during the night and daytime, and driving in severe weather. Detecting changes in behavior could generate early warning signs of possible changes in cognition.

Newswise: 5G-Enabled Robotic Surgery—A New Era in Gastric Cancer Treatment
Released: 29-Feb-2024 8:05 AM EST
5G-Enabled Robotic Surgery—A New Era in Gastric Cancer Treatment
Chinese Academy of Sciences

In a groundbreaking medical procedure, researchers have utilized 5G communication technology to perform the world's first robot-assisted radical distal gastrectomy remotely without intraoperative or postoperative complications.

Newswise: AI Meets Green: The Future of Environmental Protection with ChatGPT
Released: 29-Feb-2024 8:05 AM EST
AI Meets Green: The Future of Environmental Protection with ChatGPT
Chinese Academy of Sciences

A recent study introduce a novel paradigm combining ChatGPT with machine learning (ML) to significantly ease the application of ML in environmental science. This approach promises to bridge knowledge gaps and democratize the use of complex ML models for environmental sustainability.

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Released: 29-Feb-2024 8:05 AM EST
What exactly is a leap year?
University of Miami

Visiting classics assistant professor Charles Bartlett offers insight as to how ancient societies began to record what we know as leap years today.

Released: 29-Feb-2024 8:05 AM EST
Families living with Noonan Syndrome call for more social support and medical awareness
Loughborough University

A survey of more than 60 families living with Noonan Syndrome has highlighted the need for more social support and medical awareness. Noonan Syndrome, though classed as a ‘rare’ genetic condition, is estimated to affect between 1 in 2000 to 1 in 2500 births in the UK, causing diverse health issues. The findings of the collaborative study between Loughborough University and the Noonan Association Syndrome are being shared as part of a month-long awareness campaign. One of the key survey findings is that there is a lack of awareness of the rare genetic condition – even among medical professionals, which can lead to difficulties in accessing care. Another theme that emerged is that the social and emotional impacts of living with Noonan Syndrome are overlooked for individuals and carers. The researchers and charity are now calling for greater awareness, research, and support systems. Individuals and families – including Ian Legg, the Fay family, and Andrea Reid-Kelly – are sharing t

Newswise: Turbocharging CRISPR to Understand How the Immune System Fights Cancer
Released: 29-Feb-2024 8:00 AM EST
Turbocharging CRISPR to Understand How the Immune System Fights Cancer
Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School scientists develop new CRISPR-based tool to study the immune function of genes. New gene-editing approach could optimize how scientists study the immune system’s role in cancer and other immune-mediated diseases.

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Released: 29-Feb-2024 5:05 AM EST
New device which can withstand 1400C temperatures could lead to more efficient solar energy production
University of Bristol

An innovative probe which can operate in temperatures as high as molten lava has been invented by researchers.

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27-Feb-2024 12:05 PM EST
Researchers uncover a potential genetic marker associated with better survival outcomes in patients with head and neck cancer
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Researchers from the UCLA Health Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center show for the first time that a gene usually linked to giant axonal neuropathy, a rare and severe neurological condition, also plays a role in inhibiting aggressive tumor cell growth in head and neck cancers.

Newswise: Rare but not forgotten
Released: 28-Feb-2024 11:05 PM EST
Rare but not forgotten
University of Utah Health

Finding treatments for children with rare diseases has been a significant hurdle in the medical world. An unexpected source, the common fruit fly, is turning up answers.

Released: 28-Feb-2024 10:05 PM EST
How air pollution can harm team performance
University of Cambridge

High levels of air pollution can harm performance of teams, which are vital for solving complex problems such as developing clean energy technologies and vaccines, and this could harm economic development in highly polluted emerging economies, says a new study co-authored at Cambridge Judge Business School.

Released: 28-Feb-2024 10:05 PM EST
New study finds high-dose inhaled nitric oxide decreases the risk of death among critically ill Black patients with COVID-19
University of Alabama at Birmingham

In a first-of-its-kind study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, physician-scientists from the University of Alabama at Birmingham Marnix E. Heersink School of Medicine discovered that high-dose inhaled nitric oxide therapy may improve oxygenation and reduce the risk of mortality among critically ill Black patients with COVID-19.

Released: 28-Feb-2024 10:05 PM EST
Study unlocks nanoscale secrets for designing next-generation solar cells
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

The work will help researchers tune surface properties of perovskites, a promising alternative and supplement to silicon, for more efficient photovoltaics.

Newswise: Clearing the air reduces suicide rates
Released: 28-Feb-2024 10:05 PM EST
Clearing the air reduces suicide rates
University of California, Santa Barbara

China’s efforts to reduce air pollution have prevented 46,000 suicide deaths in the country over just five years, researchers estimate.

   
Released: 28-Feb-2024 10:05 PM EST
Consumers empowered with the facts on dairy’s nutritional benefits buy and consume more dairy foods
Elsevier

Participants in a JDS Communications® study increased their purchasing and consumption of cheese, ice cream, milk, and yogurt by more than 20% after learning more about dairy nutrition.

Newswise: How the SARS-CoV-2 virus acquires its spherical shape
Released: 28-Feb-2024 10:05 PM EST
How the SARS-CoV-2 virus acquires its spherical shape
University of California, Riverside

For centuries, coronaviruses have triggered health crises and economic challenges, with SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that spreads COVID-19, being a recent example.

Newswise: Sedentary Behavior Increases Mortality Risk
Released: 28-Feb-2024 10:00 PM EST
Sedentary Behavior Increases Mortality Risk
University of California San Diego

According to new research from UC San Diego, sitting for long hours without breaks increases risk of death.

Newswise: Oregon State University researchers are first to see at-risk bat flying over open ocean
Released: 28-Feb-2024 9:05 PM EST
Oregon State University researchers are first to see at-risk bat flying over open ocean
Oregon State University

On a research cruise focused on marine mammals and seabirds, Oregon State University scientists earned an unexpected bonus: The first-ever documented sighting of a hoary bat flying over the open ocean.

Released: 28-Feb-2024 9:05 PM EST
In fight against brain pathogens, the eyes have it
Yale University

The eyes have been called the window to the brain. It turns out they also serve as an immunological barrier that protects the organ from pathogens and even tumors, Yale researchers have found.

Released: 28-Feb-2024 9:05 PM EST
Risk of hospital readmission after surgery is high for older Americans
Yale University

A new Yale study finds an increased risk of hospital readmission for older Americans within 180 days of undergoing major surgery — a risk that is particularly acute for individuals who are frail or have dementia.

Newswise: Nature’s sonar: Scientists reveal how Japanese horseshoe bats perceive moving objects
Released: 28-Feb-2024 9:05 PM EST
Nature’s sonar: Scientists reveal how Japanese horseshoe bats perceive moving objects
Doshisha University

Unlike most animals that rely on visual senses, bats navigate and locate prey or obstacles through echolocation.


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