21-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST
Only a third of NI voters believe the Assembly will see out its current mandate
Queen's University Belfast

According to a new report from Queen’s University Belfast, voters in Northern Ireland are split into three camps as to whether the restored Assembly will last until the end of its current mandate in 2027.

Newswise: Air Pollution Hides Increases in Rainfall
20-Feb-2024 8:00 AM EST
Air Pollution Hides Increases in Rainfall
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

In a new study, researchers broke down how human-induced greenhouse gas and aerosol emissions influence rainfall in the United States.

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Newswise: Photon upconversion: Steering light with supercritical coupling
Release date: 22-Feb-2024 3:05 AM EST
Photon upconversion: Steering light with supercritical coupling
National University of Singapore (NUS)

Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have unveiled a novel concept termed “supercritical coupling” that enables several folds increase in photon upconversion efficiency. This discovery not only challenges existing paradigms, but also opens a new direction in the control of light emission.

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Release date: 22-Feb-2024 12:05 AM EST
Patients Diagnosed With New-Onset, Persistent AFib Are More Likely to Have These Risk Factors
Cedars-Sinai

Patients who present with persistent atrial fibrillation at diagnosis are more likely to have certain risk factors as compared with patients with occasional atrial fibrillation (AFib). The findings, led by investigators in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai, published in Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology.

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20-Feb-2024 4:05 AM EST
New realistic computer model will help robots collect Moon dust
University of Bristol

A new computer model mimics Moon dust so well that it could lead to smoother and safer Lunar robot teleoperations.

Release date: 21-Feb-2024 11:05 PM EST
Alzheimer’s blood test performs as well as FDA-approved spinal fluid tests
Washington University in St. Louis

Scientists report a major step toward a simple blood test for Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Lund University in Sweden showed that a blood test is as good at identifying people in early stages of the disease as cerebrospinal fluid tests approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Alzheimer’s diagnosis. The findings indicate that a blood test soon may replace more expensive and invasive brain scans and spinal taps for detecting signs of Alzheimer’s in the brain.

Newswise: Modeling tree masting
Release date: 21-Feb-2024 9:00 PM EST
Modeling tree masting
Hokkaido University

The effects of a phenomenon called tree masting on ecosystems and food webs can be better understood thanks to new theoretical models validated by real world observations.

Newswise: Uptake of HIV prevention medication doubles with mix of digital health interventions, study finds
20-Feb-2024 12:05 PM EST
Uptake of HIV prevention medication doubles with mix of digital health interventions, study finds
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

A UCLA Health-led study found a combination of interventions of one-on-one telehealth coaching, peer support forums, and automated text messages more than doubled the use of the HIV prevention strategy, called PrEP, among younger, at-risk Americans, a group that historically has had low use of the medication.

Newswise: Intravascular Imaging Significantly Improves Survival, Safety, and Outcomes in Cardiovascular Stenting Procedures Over Conventional Angiography
20-Feb-2024 9:25 AM EST
Intravascular Imaging Significantly Improves Survival, Safety, and Outcomes in Cardiovascular Stenting Procedures Over Conventional Angiography
Mount Sinai Health System

Results from this large-scale synthesis of all prior clinical trials could increase usage of several types of high-resolution imaging for guiding interventional coronary procedures

Newswise: The Medical Minute: Sinus headache? Maybe not.
Release date: 21-Feb-2024 6:05 PM EST
The Medical Minute: Sinus headache? Maybe not.
Penn State Health

The pressure and pain you feel during a bad cold might not be a sinus headache. A Penn State Health expert breaks down a popular misnomer.

Release date: 21-Feb-2024 6:05 PM EST
Home Health Care Linked to Increased Hospice Use at End-of-Life, Study Reveals
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Home health care use in the last three years of a patient’s life is associated with a higher likelihood of hospice care at the end of life, according to a Rutgers Health study.

Release date: 21-Feb-2024 5:05 PM EST
Discovery led by MSU researchers can reduce harmful chemicals produced in fried potatoes
Michigan State University

A team of scientists led by Michigan State University professors Jiming Jiang and David Douches has discovered a key mechanism behind the darkening and potential health concerns associated with cold-stored potatoes.

Newswise: onell Center Neuroscientist Receives Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Collaborative Pairs Project Award
Release date: 21-Feb-2024 5:05 PM EST
onell Center Neuroscientist Receives Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Collaborative Pairs Project Award
Monell Chemical Senses Center

The overall goal of the team is to discover fundamental rules and mechanisms that govern information storage, namely how memories are made and stored. The teams will be looking for and measuring changes in neural circuitry that correspond to memory formation.

Release date: 21-Feb-2024 4:05 PM EST
Hippo signaling pathway gives new insight into systemic sclerosis
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Systemic sclerosis causes the skin to tighten and harden resulting in a potentially fatal autoimmune condition that is associated with lung fibrosis and kidney disease. University of Michigan Health researchers have studied the pathology of systemic sclerosis to understand better the disease and identify key pathways in the disease process that can be targeted therapeutically.

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Released: 21-Feb-2024 4:05 PM EST
UMSOM and UMB Faculty Receive $10.6 Million in State Funding for Abortion Clinical Care Training Program
University of Maryland School of Medicine

A $10.6 million training grant has been awarded to the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) and University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) to administer Maryland’s Abortion Clinical Care Training Program.

15-Feb-2024 3:05 PM EST
Air Pollution Linked to More Signs of Alzheimer’s in Brain
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

People with higher exposure to traffic-related air pollution were more likely to have high amounts of amyloid plaques in their brains associated with Alzheimer’s disease after death, according to a study published in the February 21, 2024, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Released: 21-Feb-2024 3:05 PM EST
Snaking toward a universal antivenom
Scripps Research Institute

Scripps Research scientists discovered antibodies that protect against a host of lethal snake venoms.

   
Newswise: Human-AI coworking
Release date: 21-Feb-2024 3:05 PM EST
Human-AI coworking
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Though artificial intelligence decreases human error in experimentation, human experts outperform AI when identifying causation or working with small data sets. To capitalize on AI and researcher strengths, ORNL scientists, in collaboration with colleagues at National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, developed a human-AI collaboration recommender system for improved experimentation performance.

Newswise: Did neanderthals use glue? Researchers find evidence that sticks
Released: 21-Feb-2024 3:05 PM EST
Did neanderthals use glue? Researchers find evidence that sticks
New York University

Neanderthals created stone tools held together by a multi-component adhesive, a team of scientists has discovered.

Release date: 21-Feb-2024 3:05 PM EST
Obesity care can make a big difference, but few get it, study suggests
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Obesity care under a health care provider’s supervision, whether through nutrition counseling, medication, meal replacement or bariatric surgery, can help people with high BMI, but many don’t receive it.

Newswise: Does Russia stand to benefit from climate change?
Release date: 21-Feb-2024 3:05 PM EST
Does Russia stand to benefit from climate change?
University of Notre Dame

There exists a narrative about climate change that says there are winners and losers — with Russia being one of the countries that stand to benefit from its effects. In a new study, researchers at the University of Notre Dame found that Russia is suffering from a variety of climate change impacts and is ill-prepared to mitigate or adapt to those climate impacts. And, as the rest of the world transitions to renewable energy sources, Russia’s fossil-fuel-dependent government is not willing or ready to make alternative plans for the country, changes that could potentially benefit the whole of their society.

Released: 21-Feb-2024 2:05 PM EST
Study examines medical mystery of child hepatitis outbreak
University of Sydney

A world-first analysis of a sudden global outbreak of hepatitis in children finds although the primary suspect is highly likely to be an infection by multiple viruses, many questions still puzzle researchers.

Newswise: SLAC scientists explain: What is inertial fusion energy?
Release date: 21-Feb-2024 2:05 PM EST
SLAC scientists explain: What is inertial fusion energy?
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Following ignition demonstrations at the National Ignition Facility, the prospect of developing a fusion energy source using lasers looks brighter than ever. Here, SLAC experts weigh in on what it will take to develop the science and technology toward that aim and how the lab and its partners will contribute.

Newswise: TB vaccine shrinks liver cancer tumors in mice
Release date: 21-Feb-2024 2:05 PM EST
TB vaccine shrinks liver cancer tumors in mice
UC Davis Health

Could the TB vaccine be a new immunotherapy for liver cancer? A UC Davis Health study found that the century-old vaccine reduced tumors and extended survival for mice with liver cancer.

Released: 21-Feb-2024 2:05 PM EST
Long COVID can happen to anyone. Keep up with the latest research on Long COVID on Newswise
Newswise

Stay informed! These are the latest research articles on "Long COVID" from the Coronavirus News Source on Newswise.

Newswise: Muscle as a Heart-Health Predictor
Release date: 21-Feb-2024 2:05 PM EST
Muscle as a Heart-Health Predictor
University of California San Diego

Study shows greater muscle area in men leads increased risk of heart disease; it’s different for muscle density.

Newswise: C.M. Tokë Vandervoort selected as ACS General Counsel
Released: 21-Feb-2024 2:00 PM EST
C.M. Tokë Vandervoort selected as ACS General Counsel
American Chemical Society (ACS)

The American Chemical Society (ACS) is pleased to announce the appointment of C.M. Vandervoort, who goes by Tokë, as its next General Counsel. She will succeed Flint Lewis, Secretary and General Counsel, who will retire on April 1 after nearly 30 years of service to ACS.

19-Feb-2024 9:05 AM EST
Long COVID linked to persistently high levels of inflammatory protein: a potential biomarker and target for treatments
University of Cambridge

SARS-CoV-2 triggers the production of the antiviral protein IFN-γ, which is associated with fatigue, muscle ache and depression. New research shows that in Long COVID patients, IFN-y production persists until symptoms improve, highlighting a potential biomarker and a target for therapies.

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Release date: 21-Feb-2024 1:05 PM EST
Getting genetic with it
Argonne National Laboratory

Analyzing DNA is routine in health care, but some genetic samples come from wilder places. Argonne National Laboratory’s Environmental Sample Preparation and Sequencing Facility has the skills to study nature’s weirdest, rarest genetic material.

Newswise: Research Résumé: Kun Luo, exploring microstructures for high-performance materials
Released: 21-Feb-2024 1:05 PM EST
Research Résumé: Kun Luo, exploring microstructures for high-performance materials
Iowa State University

Kun Luo is combining his experience in materials experimentation and theoretical simulations to explain the atomic mechanisms that create special properties in high-performance materials.

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Released: 21-Feb-2024 12:05 PM EST
Grants Available to Support Initiatives Addressing Nursing Work Environments and Health Equity
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

AACN, AARP, and the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action partner to offer the 2024 Health Equity and Nursing Innovations Project Grants: Nursing Workforce and Healthy Work Environments. Awards of up to $25,000 will be given for projects that will be completed in one year. Projects require 1:1 matching funds. Proposals due by April 5.

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Released: 21-Feb-2024 12:00 PM EST
MD Anderson Research Highlights for February 21, 2024
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Research Highlights showcases the latest breakthroughs in cancer care, research and prevention. These advances are made possible through seamless collaboration between MD Anderson’s world-leading clinicians and scientists, bringing discoveries from the lab to the clinic and back. Recent developments at MD Anderson offer insights into drug-drug interactions for patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndromes; patient-derived xenograft models as a viable translational research tool in early-phase clinical trials; a novel gene expression signature to stratify patients with bladder cancer; a potential therapeutic target to overcome treatment resistance in multiple myeloma; a role for mutant p53 in protecting against ferroptosis in triple-negative breast cancer; and diet modifications to improve treatment outcomes in FLT3-mutated AML.

   
Released: 21-Feb-2024 11:05 AM EST
Uniformed Services University to Represent DoD in New Cancer Screening Research Network
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

To identify cancers earlier and better understand when they may be easier to treat, the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, has launched a new clinical trials network to evaluate emerging technologies for cancer screening.

Released: 21-Feb-2024 11:00 AM EST
Mark Cuban Drug Company may offer savings for urology drugs
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

An online pharmacy offering standardized, transparent pricing can reduce out-of-pocket costs for patients taking common medications prescribed by urologists, suggests a study in the March issue of Urology Practice®, an Official Journal of the American Urological Association (AUA). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 21-Feb-2024 11:00 AM EST
Engineers use AI to wrangle fusion power for the grid
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

A Princeton-led team composed of engineers, physicists, and data scientists from the University and the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have harnessed the power of artificial intelligence to predict — and then avoid — the formation of a specific plasma problem in real time.

Newswise: UNC Lineberger named as a national research hub for NIH cancer screening study
20-Feb-2024 12:05 PM EST
UNC Lineberger named as a national research hub for NIH cancer screening study
University of North Carolina Health Care System

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center has been selected as one of nine national research sites for the National Cancer Institute’s newly launched Cancer Screening Research Network, which will evaluate promising and emerging cancer screening technologies.

Newswise: How Does the Brain Make Decisions?
15-Feb-2024 4:05 PM EST
How Does the Brain Make Decisions?
Harvard Medical School

Mouse study provides insights into communication between neurons during decision-making

Newswise: UAH researcher wins 2024 Worthington Medal for innovations in pumping sciences
Released: 21-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST
UAH researcher wins 2024 Worthington Medal for innovations in pumping sciences
University of Alabama Huntsville

Dr. Phillip Ligrani, Eminent Scholar in Propulsion at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), has won the 2024 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Henry R. Worthington Medal for developing innovative micro, millimeter and macro-scale pumping devices. Ligrani’s innovations are beneficial to a variety of applications, such as transporting biological samples without significant alteration or destruction of cells, and supplying coolant to maintain the temperatures of components subject to thermal loading, like lasers.

Newswise: 25 innovative solutions to the housing affordability crisis
Released: 21-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST
25 innovative solutions to the housing affordability crisis
University of Utah, David Eccles School of Business

Each year since 2018, Ivory Innovations has recognized organizations working on solutions to the lack of affordable housing in the United States.

Newswise: From segregation to inspiration, James Griffin, M.D., is making history at Parkland and UT Southwestern
Released: 21-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST
From segregation to inspiration, James Griffin, M.D., is making history at Parkland and UT Southwestern
UT Southwestern Medical Center

To call the connection James D. Griffin, M.D., has with UT Southwestern and Parkland Memorial Hospital lifelong is no exaggeration. Dr. Griffin was born at Parkland in 1958, when the labor and delivery ward was still segregated. More than six decades later, his colleagues at that hospital elected him President of the medical staff – the first Black physician to earn the honor.

Newswise: Age, sex, race among top risk factors for revision knee surgery
Released: 21-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST
Age, sex, race among top risk factors for revision knee surgery
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Patients who are younger than about 40, male, or Black are among those most at risk for revision surgery after having had a total knee replacement, according to researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center. The study, published in the Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, was the first to explore relationships among risk factors for revision after total knee arthroplasty (TKA).

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Released: 21-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST
Expert shares advice on the most effective strategies for tax season
Virginia Tech

Navigating tax season can be a source of stress for many individuals. Virginia Tech finance expert Jesse Lineberry shares ways to stay ahead on tax season to avoid being overwhelmed as the April 15 deadline approaches. Get organized early. “With so many details to account for it's essential to retrieve all information from previous employers and bankers,” said Lineberry.

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