Newswise: Virtual Reality Simulation Improves PICU Nurses’ Recognition of Impending Respiratory Failure
26-Feb-2024 12:05 PM EST
Virtual Reality Simulation Improves PICU Nurses’ Recognition of Impending Respiratory Failure
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center used virtual reality training to teach clinical assessment skills and improve novice nurses’ recognition of pediatric respiratory distress. Months later, nurses in the VR group were significantly more likely to correctly recognize impending respiratory failure, identify respiratory distress without impending respiratory failure, and recognize altered mental status.

Released: 1-Mar-2024 5:05 AM EST
Less chemoradiation is possible for some cancer patients
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Scaling back treatment can mean better quality of life for oropharynx cancer patients who qualify

Released: 1-Mar-2024 5:00 AM EST
Targeted drug shows promising ability in treating rare head and neck cancers
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Experts at Rogel Cancer Center develop and study the impact of a new drug for salivary gland cancers

Newswise: Dung beetles show their love by sharing the load
Released: 1-Mar-2024 4:05 AM EST
Dung beetles show their love by sharing the load
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

Dung beetles share the load when it comes to showing their affection for each-other, when transporting a “brood ball”.

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Released: 1-Mar-2024 3:05 AM EST
AI-enabled atomic robotic probe to advance quantum material manufacturing
National University of Singapore (NUS)

Scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have pioneered a new methodology of fabricating carbon-based quantum materials at the atomic scale by integrating scanning probe microscopy techniques and deep neural networks. This breakthrough highlights the potential of implementing artificial intelligence at the sub-angstrom scale for enhanced control over atomic manufacturing, benefiting both fundamental research and future applications.

Released: 1-Mar-2024 1:05 AM EST
Four University of Michigan research teams selected for virtual tournament of science
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Four University of Michigan research teams have made the bracket of 64 teams for STAT Madness, a virtual tournament of science. They were picked for their groundbreaking work on brain cancer, heart transplant, dementia care and deadly fungal infections published in 2023.

Newswise: LJI welcomes new faculty member Miguel Reina-Campos, Ph.D.
Released: 1-Mar-2024 12:05 AM EST
LJI welcomes new faculty member Miguel Reina-Campos, Ph.D.
La Jolla Institute for Immunology

Cancer researcher Miguel Reina-Campos, Ph.D., has joined the faculty of La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) as an Assistant Professor to lead the Laboratory of Tissue Immune Networks. His laboratory at LJI aims to investigate the basis of CD8+ T cell tissue immunity to improve life-saving cancer immunotherapies.

Newswise: Healthy sleep needs a healthy day: boost exercise to beat your bedtime blues
Released: 29-Feb-2024 10:05 PM EST
Healthy sleep needs a healthy day: boost exercise to beat your bedtime blues
University of South Australia

A world first study from the University of South Australia shows that getting a good night’s sleep is tied to how you structure your day, with exercise at the heart of sleep quality.

Newswise: Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Awarded $6 Million from CIRM to Advance CAR T-Cell Therapies in Children with Recurring Solid Tumors
Released: 29-Feb-2024 6:05 PM EST
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Awarded $6 Million from CIRM to Advance CAR T-Cell Therapies in Children with Recurring Solid Tumors
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has received a multi-year $6 million award from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) to develop innovative stem cell approaches to treat children and adolescents with recurrent solid tumors. The Cancer and Blood Disease Institute (CBDI) is a recognized leader in pediatric cancer care and research.

Newswise: NASA uses ORNL supercomputers to plan smooth landing on Mars
Released: 29-Feb-2024 5:05 PM EST
NASA uses ORNL supercomputers to plan smooth landing on Mars
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Since 2019, a team of NASA scientists and their partners have been using NASA’s FUN3D software on supercomputers located at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility, or OLCF, to conduct computational fluid dynamics, or CFD, simulations of a human-scale Mars lander. The team’s ongoing research project is a first step in determining how to safely land a vehicle with humans onboard onto the surface of Mars.

Released: 29-Feb-2024 5:05 PM EST
Ochsner Children's Hospital Partners with Youth Empowerment Project
Ochsner Health

The agreement provides children ages 7 to 18 academic support, physical activity, music, drama and arts instruction, and social-emotional support.

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Newswise: Veteran healthcare leader named CEO of 
Hackensack Meridian Pascack Valley Medical Center
Released: 29-Feb-2024 4:45 PM EST
Veteran healthcare leader named CEO of Hackensack Meridian Pascack Valley Medical Center
Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Pascack Valley Medical Center today announced it has appointed Michael Bell as its next chief executive officer (CEO). Bell begins his new role on March 4 and succeeds Joe Pino who served as interim CEO during the national search for a permanent leader.

Released: 29-Feb-2024 4:40 PM EST
New Research Aims to Improve Global Security of Small Modular Reactors
University at Albany, State University of New York

The year-long project seeks to examine the risks to export control that still-developing SMR technology will play for the next several decades.

Released: 29-Feb-2024 4:15 PM EST
Climate Scientist Awarded Federal Grant to Improve Resiliency of Coastal Power Grids
University at Albany, State University of New York

The project will use Puerto Rico as a testbed to develop new solutions to improve the security and resiliency of coastal power grids around severe weather events.

Released: 29-Feb-2024 4:05 PM EST
Climate data highlights East-West tendencies in Texas wildfires
Cornell University

Cornell University climate scientist Flavio Lehner notes that the Smokehouse Creek fire, like the Eastland County fires of 2022, sits geographically near a dividing line between regions of the country that are forecast to experience either more or less precipitation in the future.

Released: 29-Feb-2024 4:05 PM EST
Microbial viruses act as secret drivers of climate change
Ohio State University

In a new study, scientists have discovered that viruses that infect microbes contribute to climate change by playing a key role in cycling methane, a potent greenhouse gas, through the environment.

Newswise: Specific brain support cells can regulate behaviors involved in some human psychiatric disorders
Released: 29-Feb-2024 4:05 PM EST
Specific brain support cells can regulate behaviors involved in some human psychiatric disorders
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

UCLA Health researchers have discovered a group of specialized support cells in the brain that can regulate behaviors associated with human neuropsychiatric disorders.

Newswise: Conduction-cooled Accelerating Cavity Proves Feasible for Commercial Applications
Released: 29-Feb-2024 4:00 PM EST
Conduction-cooled Accelerating Cavity Proves Feasible for Commercial Applications
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

From televisions to X-ray machines, many modern technologies are enabled by electrons that have been juiced up by a particle accelerator. Now, Jefferson Lab has teamed up with General Atomics and other partners to unlock even more applications. The team has designed, built and successfully tested a prototype of a key component of particle accelerators that could enable novel industrial applications of accelerators.

23-Feb-2024 5:05 PM EST
Tandem Cycling Linked to Improved Health for Those with Parkinson’s, Care Partners
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Pedaling on a stationary bicycle built for two may improve the health and well-being for both people with Parkinson’s disease and their care partners, according to a small, preliminary study released today, February 29, 2024, that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 76th Annual Meeting taking place April 13–18, 2024, in person in Denver and online.

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Released: 29-Feb-2024 3:20 PM EST
Your Back Hurts? There’s Physical Therapy for That
Tufts University

Tufts University School of Medicine physical therapist Kathryn Sawyer shares tips and tools to help people experiencing acute low back pain.

   
Released: 29-Feb-2024 3:05 PM EST
Refrigerate lettuce to reduce risk of E. coli contamination, researchers say
College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Leafy green vegetables are important sources of dietary fiber and nutrients, but they can harbor harmful pathogens. In particular, lettuce has often been involved in outbreaks of foodborne illness across the U.S. A new study from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign examines factors that affect E. coli contamination on five different leafy greens – romaine lettuce, green-leaf lettuce, spinach, kale, and collards.

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Release date: 29-Feb-2024 2:05 PM EST
February Monthly Research Highlights Newsletter
Cedars-Sinai

A roundup of the latest medical discoveries and faculty news at Cedars-Sinai for February 2024.

Release date: 29-Feb-2024 2:05 PM EST
Springing Forward: How to Navigate Moving the Clock Ahead
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers circadian rhythm and sleep experts discuss the impact of the time change on mental and physical health

Release date: 29-Feb-2024 2:05 PM EST
Q&A: How a potential treatment for Alzheimer’s disease could also work for Type 2 diabetes
University of Washington

Alzheimer’s disease and Type 2 diabetes are part of a family of amyloid diseases that are characterized by having proteins that cluster together. University of Washington researchers have demonstrated more similarities between the two diseases.

Newswise: Notre Dame literacy research can improve learning outcomes and fight global poverty
Release date: 29-Feb-2024 2:05 PM EST
Notre Dame literacy research can improve learning outcomes and fight global poverty
University of Notre Dame

A new study by a team of University of Notre Dame researchers makes a significant contribution to understanding the factors that influence how young elementary school students respond to reading interventions in fragile and low-income contexts. The study evaluated an early-grade literacy intervention in Catholic schools in Haiti.

Newswise: Scientists Identify New ‘Regulatory’ Function of Learning and Memory Gene Common to All Mammalian Brain Cells
23-Feb-2024 12:05 PM EST
Scientists Identify New ‘Regulatory’ Function of Learning and Memory Gene Common to All Mammalian Brain Cells
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Johns Hopkins Medicine neuroscientists say they have found a new function for the SYNGAP1 gene, a DNA sequence that controls memory and learning in mammals, including mice and humans.

Newswise: Astronómos miden el par de Agujeros Negros más pesado jamás encontrado
Release date: 29-Feb-2024 2:00 PM EST
Astronómos miden el par de Agujeros Negros más pesado jamás encontrado
NSF's NOIRLab

Usando datos de archivo del telescopio Gemini Norte, un equipo de astrónomos midió un par de agujero negros supermasivos, los más pesados jamás encontrados. La fusión de estos agujeros negros supermasivos es un fenómeno que se predice desde hace mucho tiempo, aunque nunca se ha observado. Este par masivo nos entrega pistas de por qué un evento como este es tan improbable en el Universo.

Newswise: Astronomers Measure Heaviest Black Hole Pair Ever Found
Release date: 29-Feb-2024 2:00 PM EST
Astronomers Measure Heaviest Black Hole Pair Ever Found
NSF's NOIRLab

Using archival data from the Gemini North telescope, a team of astronomers have measured the heaviest pair of supermassive black holes ever found. The merging of two supermassive black holes is a phenomenon that has long been predicted, though never observed. This massive pair gives clues as to why such an event seems so unlikely in the Universe.

Newswise: The Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) and the American Physiatric Education Council (APEC) Establish the Physiatry Foundation
Release date: 29-Feb-2024 2:00 PM EST
The Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) and the American Physiatric Education Council (APEC) Establish the Physiatry Foundation
Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP)

The new Physiatry Foundation will provide much-needed support for education and career development initiatives in physiatry based on the values of Altruism, Inclusivity, and Academic Excellence. First-priority funding opportunities include scholarships for flagship leadership programs - the AAP’s Program for Academic Leadership (PAL) and Rehabilitation Medicine Scientist Training Program (RMSTP), funding for medical student externships and scholarships to attend the Annual Meeting, and new programs that will support wellness, innovation, and international outreach in PM&R departments.

25-Feb-2024 8:00 PM EST
Similar Genetic Elements Underlie Vocal Learning in Bats, Whales, and Seals
Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center

In a paper in the prestigious journal Science to appear on Feb. 29, 2024, a multi-institutional team led by scientists at Carnegie Mellon University and University of California at Berkeley found parts of the genome, both within genes and outside of them, that evolved and are associated with vocal learning across mammals. These elements have been linked to autism in humans.

Release date: 29-Feb-2024 1:05 PM EST
Autonomous vehicle technology vulnerable to road object spoofing and vanishing attacks
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., Feb. 29, 2024 — A University of California, Irvine-led research team has demonstrated the potentially hazardous vulnerabilities associated with the technology called LiDAR, or Light Detection and Ranging, many autonomous vehicles use to navigate streets, roads and highways. Computer scientists and electrical engineers at the UCI and Japan’s Keio University have shown how to use lasers to fool LiDAR into “seeing” objects that are not present and missing those that are – deficiencies that can cause unwarranted and unsafe braking or collisions.

Release date: 29-Feb-2024 1:05 PM EST
University of West Florida Crowd Management Expert Writes Op-ed on Crowd Storming
University of West Florida

Court storming is a right of passage. So was paddling, wedgies, and other antics that we have decided as a society need to end. Maybe it is time to stop court/field storming. The following represent some insight from Professor Gil Fried of the University of West Florida (Professor and Interim Assistant Dean of the College of Business) who is often referred to as the Crowd Management Doctor.

Newswise: Artificial Atoms Power a Novel Quantum Processor Architecture
Release date: 29-Feb-2024 1:05 PM EST
Artificial Atoms Power a Novel Quantum Processor Architecture
Department of Energy, Office of Science

The next generation of programmable quantum devices will require processors built around superior qubits. Researchers developed a blueprint for a novel quantum information processor based on fluxonium qubits. These fluxonium qubits outperform transmons, the most widely used superconducting qubits. The researchers also made practical suggestions on how to adapt and build the cutting-edge hardware for superconducting devices.

Release date: 29-Feb-2024 1:05 PM EST
UC Davis Health team uses AI to predict risk of liver cancer
UC Davis Health

A team at UC Davis has developed a machine-learning model that can better predict which patients are at greater risk to develop hepatocellular carcinoma.

Newswise: ‘Science on Saturday’ extends into March in Tracy
Released: 29-Feb-2024 1:05 PM EST
‘Science on Saturday’ extends into March in Tracy
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) popular lecture series, “Science on Saturday,” will continue its programming into March at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts in Tracy.

Newswise: Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center and Pascack Valley Medical Center leader recognized for excellence
Release date: 29-Feb-2024 12:30 PM EST
Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center and Pascack Valley Medical Center leader recognized for excellence
Hackensack Meridian Health (Mountainside Medical Center)

Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center and Hackensack Meridian Pascack Valley Medical Center today announced Todd Huffman, who serves as chief financial officer (CFO) for both facilities, has been recognized as CFO of the Year by Ardent Health Services.

Newswise: Insights into the Growing Incidence of Colorectal Cancer in Young Adults
Release date: 29-Feb-2024 12:05 PM EST
Insights into the Growing Incidence of Colorectal Cancer in Young Adults
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is on the rise in young adults. Incidences of colorectal cancer in young people (those between their mid-20s and late 50s) has more than doubled since the 1990s. Howard S. Hochster, MD, FACP, director of the Gastrointestinal Oncology Program and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Associate Director for Clinical Research and director of Oncology Research, RWJBarnabas Health, shares his thoughts on this trend.

Newswise: New Esports Medicine Research Aims to Prevent Blood Clots in Gamers
Release date: 29-Feb-2024 12:05 PM EST
New Esports Medicine Research Aims to Prevent Blood Clots in Gamers
New York Institute of Technology, New York Tech

A study from New York Institute of Technology's Center for Esports Medicine analyzes whether compression sleeves worn below the knee or short walking breaks can enhance blood flow and reduce blood clot risk in gamers.

     
Newswise: Exploring Disparities in Colorectal Cancer
Release date: 29-Feb-2024 12:05 PM EST
Exploring Disparities in Colorectal Cancer
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Howard S. Hochster, MD, FACP, director of the Gastrointestinal Oncology Program and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Associate Director for Clinical Research and director of Oncology Research, RWJBarnabas Health shares his recommendations about keeping our attention focused on barriers to health care and preventive services and continuing to educate ourselves and others about colorectal cancer to reduce disparities.

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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.

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).

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Released: 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
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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