Newswise: Cell’s ‘Garbage Disposal’ May Have Another Role: Helping Neurons Near Skin Sense the Environment
Released: 12-Apr-2024 11:00 AM EDT
Cell’s ‘Garbage Disposal’ May Have Another Role: Helping Neurons Near Skin Sense the Environment
Johns Hopkins Medicine

The typical job of the proteasome, the garbage disposal of the cell, is to grind down proteins into smaller bits and recycle some of those bits and parts. That’s still the case, for the most part, but, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers, studying nerve cells grown in the lab and mice, say that the proteasome’s role may go well beyond that.

Released: 12-Apr-2024 10:30 AM EDT
American Academy of Dermatology Association Statement on Reports on Counterfeit Injectables
American Academy of Dermatology

ROSEMONT, Ill. (Apr. 11, 2024) — The American Academy of Dermatology Association is alarmed by reports of patients suffering from illnesses resembling botulism after undergoing procedures that use possible counterfeit botulinum toxin, also known as botox. The concerning rise in counterfeit injectables poses a grave threat to patient safety, potentially resulting in severe complications such as visual impairment, blindness, infection or even stroke.

Newswise: Supercool Delivery: Final Section of Souped-Up Neutron Source Trucks Out of Jefferson Lab
Released: 12-Apr-2024 10:05 AM EDT
Supercool Delivery: Final Section of Souped-Up Neutron Source Trucks Out of Jefferson Lab
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

As a longtime partner of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Jefferson Lab has been supplying sections of particle accelerator called cryomodules – the supercooled behemoths that propel particles to near the speed of light for scientific research – for the Proton Power Upgrade (PPU) of the Spallation Neutron Source.

Newswise: Quantum Systems Accelerator Leads First “You Belong in Quantum” Webinar
Released: 12-Apr-2024 9:00 AM EDT
Quantum Systems Accelerator Leads First “You Belong in Quantum” Webinar
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

The Quantum Systems Accelerator (QSA), recently launched the “You Belong in Quantum Series!” in collaboration with the four other U.S. Department of Energy National QIS Research Centers. The initiative’s January 2024 webinar featured distinguished leaders in the field.

Newswise: “Buddhist Studies” at Chula In-depth studies, activities, and research
Released: 12-Apr-2024 8:55 AM EDT
“Buddhist Studies” at Chula In-depth studies, activities, and research
Chulalongkorn University

Chulalongkorn University isn’t a Buddhist university but it does serve as a resource center for Buddhist Studies research and education. There are now various programs that offer courses in Buddhist Studies, as well as the Center for Buddhist Studies of the Institute of Thai Studies and its worldwide network of academics who are active in the exchange and collaboration in research, along with the International Tipitaka Hall and the CU Dhamma Center which serves as a venue for study and research along with organizing activities related to Buddhism.

Released: 12-Apr-2024 8:05 AM EDT
Young-Onset Dementia Tied to New Risk Factors
Alzheimer's Center at Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine

“Are the risk factors for early onset Alzheimer’s the same as late onset?” asks Domenico Praticò, MD, the Scott Richards North Star Foundation Chair for Alzheimer’s Research, Professor in the Departments of Pharmacology and Microbiology, and Director of the Alzheimer’s Center at Temple (ACT), at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM)

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Newswise: Research team led by Case Western Reserve awarded $2.75M from Department of Defense to advance clot-stabilizing nanotechnology
Released: 12-Apr-2024 7:05 AM EDT
Research team led by Case Western Reserve awarded $2.75M from Department of Defense to advance clot-stabilizing nanotechnology
Case Western Reserve University

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded a team of researchers led by Case Western Reserve University a four-year, $2.75 million grant to explore new technology to generate and stabilize a protein called fibrin that is essential to maintain protective blood clots in an injured body.

Released: 12-Apr-2024 7:05 AM EDT
A Third of Women Experience Migraines Associated with Menstruation, Most Commonly When Premenopausal
Georgetown University Medical Center

A third of the nearly 20 million women who participated in a national health survey reports migraines during menstruation, and of them, 11.8 million, or 52.5%, were premenopausal.

Newswise: Stellar winds of three sun-like stars detected for the first time
11-Apr-2024 5:00 AM EDT
Stellar winds of three sun-like stars detected for the first time
University of Vienna

An international research team led by a researcher from the University of Vienna has for the first time directly detected stellar winds from three Sun-like stars by recording the X-ray emission from their astrospheres, and placed constraints on the mass loss rate of the stars via their stellar winds. The study is currently published in Nature Astronomy.

Newswise: Silence is not an option for First Nations’ content in Australian schools
Released: 12-Apr-2024 1:05 AM EDT
Silence is not an option for First Nations’ content in Australian schools
University of South Australia

In a UniSA study, researchers found that pushing pre-service teachers outside their comfort zones helped educate them about the injustices faced by First Nations’ people – including racism, prejudice and discrimination – and to more confidently integrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander content into their lessons.

10-Apr-2024 10:05 AM EDT
Researchers Find No Link Between COVID-19 Virus and Development of Asthma in Children
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many families worried about the long-term effects posed by the SARS-COV-2 virus. Now, researchers found that a SARS-COV-2 infection likely does not increase the risk of asthma development in pediatric patients. The findings were published today in the journal Pediatrics.

Newswise: NUS scientists uncover a missing link between poor diet and higher cancer risk
Released: 11-Apr-2024 10:05 PM EDT
NUS scientists uncover a missing link between poor diet and higher cancer risk
National University of Singapore (NUS)

A research team from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has unearthed new findings which may help explain the connection between cancer risk and poor diet, as well as common diseases like diabetes, which arise from poor diet.

Released: 11-Apr-2024 8:05 PM EDT
UWF launches ‘Here for Good capital campaign,’ announces gift in excess of $9 million to name football stadium
University of West Florida

WF launched the public phase of the “#HereforGood capital campaign,” the largest campaign in University history. President Martha Dunagin Saunders announced the campaign at a gala, alongside an extraordinary gift exceeding $9 million from Darrell and Debbie Gooden to break ground on the Darrell Gooden Stadium.

Newswise: Cosmic ray detectors, built by Utah refugee teens, installed on Refugee Services Center
Released: 11-Apr-2024 5:05 PM EDT
Cosmic ray detectors, built by Utah refugee teens, installed on Refugee Services Center
University of Utah

The detectors, which measure echoes of cosmic particles bombarding Earth’s atmosphere, were built by participants in a program called “Investigating the Development of STEM-Positive Identities of Refugee Teens in a Physics Out of School Time Experience.”

   
Newswise: AI is giving boost to crop improvement research
Released: 11-Apr-2024 5:05 PM EDT
AI is giving boost to crop improvement research
Iowa State University

AI provides a new lens to bridge science and practice in crop breeding research, said Iowa State University agronomy professor Jianming Yu, one of the world’s top-ranked scientists in the fields of quantitative genetics and plant breeding.

Newswise: João Barata Awarded CERN Fellowship
Released: 11-Apr-2024 5:05 PM EDT
João Barata Awarded CERN Fellowship
Brookhaven National Laboratory

João Barata, a physicist in the Nuclear Theory Group at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, has received a fellowship at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. In October 2024, Barata will begin the three-year-long appointment in CERN's Department of Theoretical Physics.

Released: 11-Apr-2024 5:05 PM EDT
Wang Feng and Gene Tsudik are named 2024 Guggenheim Fellows
University of California, Irvine

University of California, Irvine professors Wang Feng and Gene Tsudik have been awarded 2024 Guggenheim Fellowships. They join 186 other American and Canadian scientists and scholars receiving the prestigious grants this year.

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Newswise:Video Embedded the-vandal-theory-podcast-season-7-episode-5-diversity-in-the-workplace
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Released: 11-Apr-2024 4:05 PM EDT
The Vandal Theory Podcast - Season 7, Episode 5: Diversity in the Workplace
University of Idaho

Chung is going to walk us through several studies about diversity in the workplace including how diversity on a company board affects the company’s success and some nuances behind different types of diversity in the workplace.

     
Newswise: Argonne materials scientist Amanda Petford-Long named a Fellow of the Materials Research Society
Released: 11-Apr-2024 4:05 PM EDT
Argonne materials scientist Amanda Petford-Long named a Fellow of the Materials Research Society
Argonne National Laboratory

Amanda Petford-Long, director of the Materials Science division at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and an Argonne Distinguished Fellow, was recognized by a preeminent materials science society.

Released: 11-Apr-2024 4:05 PM EDT
MSU expert: what to know about avian influenza detections
Michigan State University

Although the current avian influenza outbreak began more than two years ago, detections have been made in recent weeks in cattle, cats and large commercial poultry flocks across the country and in Michigan.

Released: 11-Apr-2024 3:05 PM EDT
Public and private sector leaders align to enhance battery end-of-life opportunities
Argonne National Laboratory

Government and industry leaders agreed on the most impactful policies and actions to ensure a reliable supply of battery materials for U.S. manufacturers.

Released: 11-Apr-2024 3:05 PM EDT
فهم نوبات الصفاء الذهني لدى المصابين بالخَرَف
Mayo Clinic

روتشستر، ولاية مينيسوتا - بحثت مايو كلينك في دراسة حديثة أجرتها ونُشرت في مجلة داء الزهايمر والخَرَف: دورية رابطة الزهايمر، في نوبات الصفاء الذهني لدى الأشخاص المتعايشين مع المراحل المتأخرة من الخَرَف، والتي منحت نظرة ثاقبة حول كيفية كشف هذه الحالات عن نفسها.

Released: 11-Apr-2024 3:05 PM EDT
Entendimento sobre os episódios de lucidez na demência
Mayo Clinic

Um estudo recente da Mayo Clinic publicado na Alzheimer's & Dementia: O Periódico da Associação de Alzheimer investigou episódios de lucidez em pessoas que vivem com estágios posteriores de demência, fornecendo informações sobre como esses episódios ocorrem.

Newswise: New Addiction Treatment Research Receives Major Funding
Released: 11-Apr-2024 3:05 PM EDT
New Addiction Treatment Research Receives Major Funding
University of Utah Health

Researchers at Huntsman Mental Health Institute at the University of Utah have been selected by Wellcome Leap to research an innovative ultrasound-based treatment for addiction as part of a $50 million commitment.

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Newswise: Smart nanoprobe illuminates prostate cancer cells
Released: 11-Apr-2024 1:05 PM EDT
Smart nanoprobe illuminates prostate cancer cells
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

NIBIB-supported researchers have developed a smart nanoprobe designed to infiltrate prostate tumors and send back a signal using an optical imaging technique known as Raman spectroscopy.

   
Newswise:Video Embedded researchers-develop-new-method-to-help-investors-predict-firms-decision-making-optimize-portfolios-and-generate-greater-returns
VIDEO
Released: 11-Apr-2024 1:05 PM EDT
Researchers develop new method to help investors predict firms’ decision-making, optimize portfolios and generate greater returns
University of Notre Dame

New research from Notre Dame Marketing Professor Andre Martin introduces a novel method to help investors predict myopic marketing spending —reducing marketing as well as research and development expenses to boost earnings, which increases current-term results at the expense of long-term performance — up to a year in advance.

Newswise: Danforth Center Selected as Project of a New Partnership Between NSF and NobleReach Emerge
Released: 11-Apr-2024 1:05 PM EDT
Danforth Center Selected as Project of a New Partnership Between NSF and NobleReach Emerge
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

In an exciting endorsement of the work being conducted at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, it was recently announced that technology developed by Keith Slotkin, PhD, member, and his laboratory, and funded in part by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), was chosen as one of the very first projects of the new NSF/NobleReach Emerge partnership.

Released: 11-Apr-2024 1:05 PM EDT
New study validates prediction rules for pediatric intra-abdominal and traumatic brain injuries
UC Davis Health

A new study from UC Davis Health's Emergency Medicine may lead to a reduction in inappropriate computed tomography use in injured children.

Newswise: Helping diverse populations with the psychosocial impacts of cancer
Released: 11-Apr-2024 1:05 PM EDT
Helping diverse populations with the psychosocial impacts of cancer
University of Delaware

A University of Delaware professor is testing interventions that address the psychosocial needs of African American patients with cancer and their families, with the goal of boosting communication skills and decreasing anxiety and depression for children whose parents have cancer.

Newswise: U of I Receives Over $11 Million to Launch Research Center in Women’s Nutrition and Health
Released: 11-Apr-2024 12:05 PM EDT
U of I Receives Over $11 Million to Launch Research Center in Women’s Nutrition and Health
University of Idaho

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded University of Idaho more than $11 million toward creating a biomedical research center focused on furthering studies on women’s health and nutrition.

Newswise: STORMWERX Center at Harrisburg University Hosting US Marine Corps III Marine Expeditionary Force
Released: 11-Apr-2024 12:05 PM EDT
STORMWERX Center at Harrisburg University Hosting US Marine Corps III Marine Expeditionary Force
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology (HU) is hosting members of the United States Marine Corps Okinawa-based III Marine Expeditionary Force (III MEF) for two weeks.

Released: 11-Apr-2024 12:05 PM EDT
Rutgers School of Nursing reaches No. 5 national ranking in U.S. News 2024 Best Graduate Programs
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Doctor of Nursing Practice program enters the top 5. The Master’s program is No. 14.

Newswise: How to reduce the stress when caring for someone with dementia
Released: 11-Apr-2024 12:05 PM EDT
How to reduce the stress when caring for someone with dementia
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Caring for someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease is challenging. In addition to the financial and physical demands, many caregivers are unprepared for the stress of trying to effectively communicate with a loved one who may be prone to agitation, verbal aggression, and hallucinations.

Released: 11-Apr-2024 12:05 PM EDT
New EPA PFAS Ruling: MSU Experts Provide Overview of Changes
Michigan State University

Municipal water systems must remove “forever chemicals” from their tap water under a new rule issued by the Environmental Protection Agency meant to prevent deaths and serious illnesses linked to the substances.

   
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Newswise: NAWI Awarded Funding to Continue to Accelerate Research and Development for a Secure Water Future
Released: 11-Apr-2024 11:15 AM EDT
NAWI Awarded Funding to Continue to Accelerate Research and Development for a Secure Water Future
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

The National Alliance for Water Innovation (NAWI), which is led by Berkeley Lab, has been extended for five more years with $75 million in funding fromDOE. NAWI will continue its contributions to helping decarbonize the water and wastewater sectors through investments in technologies that enhance the efficient use of energy for water use, treatment, and distribution.

Newswise: What Do Bird Dreams Sound Like?
Released: 11-Apr-2024 11:05 AM EDT
What Do Bird Dreams Sound Like?
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

While asleep, the area of birds’ brains dedicated to singing remains active, triggering vocal muscles without producing sound. In Chaos from AIP Publishing, researchers translate the muscle activity to synthesize the songs of avian dreams. Reproducing distinctive bird calls provides a window into the contents of the bird’s dreams.

Newswise: Sholl selected as UT-ORII executive director
Released: 11-Apr-2024 11:05 AM EDT
Sholl selected as UT-ORII executive director
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

David Sholl has been named the executive director of the University of Tennessee-Oak Ridge Innovation Institute, or UT-ORII, and vice provost of University of Tennessee, Knoxville, after serving as the institute’s interim leader since June 2023.

Newswise:Video Embedded enhanced-ai-tool-texgpt-powers-up-academic-writing
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Released: 11-Apr-2024 10:30 AM EDT
Enhanced AI tool TeXGPT powers up academic writing
Digital Science and Research Solutions Ltd

Digital Science is further broadening its range of AI innovations in a major new release from AI-based academic language service Writefull, which is to be used in the collaborative authoring tool Overleaf.

     
Newswise: American College of Surgeons Advocates for Medicare Physician Payment Reform
Released: 11-Apr-2024 10:30 AM EDT
American College of Surgeons Advocates for Medicare Physician Payment Reform
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

In testimony before the United States Senate Finance Committee Thursday, American College of Surgeons (ACS) Executive Director and CEO Patricia L. Turner, MD, MBA, FACS, called on Congress to create stability in the Medicare physician payment system to improve patient access to high-quality care.

Newswise: Make Summer Camp Plans Now for Kids with Allergies and Asthma
Released: 11-Apr-2024 10:05 AM EDT
Make Summer Camp Plans Now for Kids with Allergies and Asthma
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

Sending your child with allergies and asthma off to summer camp means putting extra protections in place to keep them symptom-free.

Newswise: Researchers Now Know Precisely How We Perceive Bitter Taste
Released: 11-Apr-2024 10:05 AM EDT
Researchers Now Know Precisely How We Perceive Bitter Taste
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

A new study led by researchers at the UNC School of Medicine unravels the structure of TAS2R14, a taste receptor that allows us to taste bitter substances. In addition to solving the protein structure, the findings could help scientists develop drugs that targeting taste receptors.

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Released: 11-Apr-2024 10:05 AM EDT
Billions of cicadas are coming as two rare broods emerge, but not for everyone says expert
Virginia Tech

For the first time in more than 200 years, billions of cicadas - two different broods - will emerge from the ground at the same time. These two different broods have not been seen together since the 1800s. But, as Virginia Tech entomologist Doug Pfeiffer explained not everyone will see this once in a lifetime spectacle.


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