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Todd A. Mahr Installed as ACAAI President

New ACAAI President and President-Elect take office

– American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting

Embargo expired on 19-Nov-2018 at 09:00 ET

One in Five Kids with Food Allergies Treated in Emergency Department in Past Year

Researchers from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and colleagues estimate that nearly 8 percent of U.S. children (about 5.6 million) have food allergies, with nearly 40 percent allergic to more than one food. These findings were...

– Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Pediatrics, Nov - 2018

Embargo expired on 19-Nov-2018 at 00:05 ET

Sexual Orientation Identified as a Risk Factor in Opioid Misuse

Men and women who identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual are more likely to misuse opioids when compared with those who identify as heterosexual, a new study shows.

– NYU Langone Health

American Journal of Preventive Medicine; K01 DA038800

Embargo expired on 19-Nov-2018 at 00:05 ET

New Blood Pressure Guideline Could Prevent 3 Million Cardiovascular Events Over 10 Years

In 2017, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association released new blood pressure guidelines, lowering hypertension threshold to 130/80 mm Hg from the previous 140/90 mm Hg. A new study predicts that achieving and maintaining...

– University of Utah Health

U01 NS041588; K24 HL125704; K24 HL111154; 14SFRN2390002; P20GM109036

Embargo expired on 19-Nov-2018 at 05:00 ET

Exploring the Genetic Contribution to Suicide Risk

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, claiming more than 44,000 people in the country every year, similar to the number of deaths caused by the opioid epidemic. Previous studies show that suicide tracks in families independ...

– University of Utah Health

Molecular Psychiatry; R01MH099134; K01MH093731

Embargo expired on 19-Nov-2018 at 09:00 ET

Researchers Propose Solutions for Urine Sample Splash Dilemma

Urinating into a cup may be a medical necessity at times, but it's often uncomfortable, embarrassing and messy -- especially for women. But what if there were a way to comfortably provide a sample without the splashback? Researchers have created a se...

– American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics

Urine sample splash back

Embargo expired on 18-Nov-2018 at 18:00 ET

New Treatment to Protect People with Peanut Allergies ready for FDA Review

Final research results for a new treatment for protection against accidental exposure to peanut were presented today at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting and published in the New England Journal ...

– American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

New England Journal of Medicine; ACAAI Scientific Meeting

Embargo expired on 18-Nov-2018 at 16:45 ET

When Your Brain Won’t Hang Up: Sustained Connections Associated with Symptoms of Autism

For decades, scientists have examined how regions of the brain communicate to understand autism. Researchers at University of Utah Health believe the symptoms of autism may result from sustained connections between regions of the brain.

– University of Utah Health

JAMA Network Open; R01 MH080826

Embargo expired on 16-Nov-2018 at 11:00 ET

Rapid Response Inpatient Education Boosts Use of Needed Blood-Thinning Drugs

A new study designed to reach hospitalized patients at risk shows that a “real-time” educational conversation, video or leaflet can lower the missed dose rates of drugs that can prevent potentially lethal blood clots in their veins.

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

JAMA Network Open.; CE-12-11-4489

Embargo expired on 16-Nov-2018 at 11:00 ET

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Does an “echo chamber” of information impede flu vaccination for children?

Nearly a third of parents say they are not planning to get their child the vaccine this year, according to the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health at the University of Michigan.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Embargo expired on 19-Nov-2018 at 01:00 ET

University of Pennsylvania Health System Announces Launch of Penn Medicine London

Continuing its mission of high-quality patient care, cutting-edge research and innovation, and training the world’s doctors, Penn Medicine has announced it is expanding to the United Kingdom.

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Embargo expired on 19-Nov-2018 at 01:00 ET

Preserving shoulder function, quality of life, in breast cancer patients

After a prophylactic double mastectomy in 2015, Tina Harrison discovered that she did, indeed, have breast cancer—it just hadn't been detected.

– University of Michigan

Breast Cancer Research

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Researcher Finds Gender Disparities in Admissions, Treatment for Heart Attack Patients

A new study published in the American Heart Association (AHA) journal, Circulation, shows that that the dramatic decrease in mortality from heart attack in recent decades is not evident in younger age groups, especially younger women.

– University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Circulation, Nov-2018

Genetic Analysis Links Obesity with Diabetes, Coronary Artery Disease

A Cleveland Clinic genetic analysis has found that obesity itself, not just the adverse health effects associated with it, significantly increases the risk of Type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease. The paper was published today in the Journal o...

– Cleveland Clinic

Journal of the American Medical Association Network Open

Link discovered between eye calcifications and risk of age-related macular degeneration

New research show that calcified nodules in the eye increase the risk for progression to advanced AMD.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Science Translational Medicine

Media Advisory: Look to Social Aspects of Health Not Just Biology, Say Researchers

It’s a common scenario in many emergency rooms: A man with a long history of homelessness and schizophrenia reports hallucinations and thoughts of suicide. Should the medical team admit him for hospitalization or treat him with antipsychotic drugs ...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

New England Journal of Medicine

Michigan cowboy back in the saddle after heart surgery saves his life

Christopher Tschirhart, 61, has wrangled cattle all his life. He doesn’t like to ask for help. But, thanks to regular annual check-ups with his doctor, he’s known that one day he would need help with his heart.

– Beaumont Health

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Professor Shepherd's Research Targets Parasitic Infections, a Third World Epidemic

SPOKANE, Wash. — Professor Jennifer Shepherd, chair of the chemistry and biochemistry department at Gonzaga University, has been researching since 1998 to find new ways to treat parasitic infections, a Third World epidemic.

– Gonzaga University

UC San Diego Health Heart Transplant Program Grows with Community

The UC San Diego Health Cardiovascular Institute performed its 50th heart transplant of the year. The heart transplant program at the Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center is now the largest in San Diego and the third largest in California, placing it among...

– University of California San Diego Health

Take Care of Your Skin in the Winter Chill with Handy Hints From UTHealth

With temperatures dipping below freezing, consider the toll that frost is taking on your skin. The good news is experts from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) can help keep your skin in tip-top condition as the winte...

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– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

New Survey Highlights Digital Health Challenges

New survey: Health system leaders plan to increase spending to defend against cyberattacks, express optimism about reimbursement for telehealth services, and feel anxiety about Apple, Amazon and Google entering the health care space.

– Center for Connected Medicine

The 2018 ACR Digital Mammography Quality Control Manual with Digital Breast Tomosynthesis is now available

The 2018 American College of Radiology (ACR) Digital Mammography Quality Control Manual with Digital Breast Tomosynthesis is now available in electronic format.

– American College of Radiology (ACR)

Mayo Clinic医学院获得 2亿美元捐赠

Mayo Clinic宣布获得密歇根州伯明翰著名慈善家 Jay Alix,AlixPartners公司创始人2 亿美元的捐赠。这也是 Mayo Clinic 获得的最大一笔捐赠,指定用于Mayo Clinic 医学院 .此举也是体现了培养下一代医生...

– Mayo Clinic

A Mayo Clinic School of Medicine recebe doação de $200 milhões

A Mayo Clinic anunciou o recebimento de uma doação de $200 milhões de Jay Alix, filantropo notável de Birmingham, Michigan e fundador da empresa AlixPartners. A doação de recursos, a maior à Mayo Clinic, é destinada à Mayo Clinic School of M...

– Mayo Clinic

مدرسة Mayo Clinic الطبية تتلقى هبة مقدارها 200 مليون دولار


– Mayo Clinic

DHS S&T and FEMA Award Funding for School Age Trauma Training

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and FEMA awarded funding to the not-for-profit National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (NCDMPH) to deliver free, lifesaving trauma training to high sch...

– Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

Young Investigator Grant Recipients 2018

The American Autoimmune and Related Diseases Association is honored to announce the winners of its 2018 Young Investigator Grants

– American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA)

Two Electives Offered by UAH's College of Nursing – Global Health and Medical Missions – Emphasize Importance of Cultural Competence

UAH’s College of Nursing offers two electives designed to help students cultivate their cultural competence: the Global Health Program and the Medical Missions Program.

– University of Alabama Huntsville

Science News

Chemists Find New Frontier for Pharmaceutical Development

West Virginia University chemists have developed an experiment to improve the efficiency of creating new medicine.

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Journal of the American Chemical Society

Embargo expired on 19-Nov-2018 at 07:30 ET

Swarmlike Collective Behavior in Bicycling

Nature is full of examples of large-scale collective behavior; humans also exhibit this behavior, most notably in pelotons, the mass of riders in bicycle races. Using aerial video footage of bicycle races, researchers analyzed peloton motion to deter...

– American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics

Continuum behavior in cycling pelotons

Embargo expired on 18-Nov-2018 at 18:00 ET

Scientists Explain How Wombats Drop Cubed Poop

Wombats are central to a biological mystery in the animal kingdom: How do they produce cube-shaped poop? Patricia Yang at Georgia Tech set out to investigate. Yang studies the hydrodynamics of fluids, including blood, processed food and urine, in the...

– American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics

How do wombats make cubed poo?

Embargo expired on 18-Nov-2018 at 17:00 ET

Explaining a Fastball’s Unexpected Twist

An unexpected twist from fastball can make the difference in winning or losing the World Series. However, “some explanations regarding the different pitches are flat-out wrong,” said Barton Smith, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineeri...

– American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics

Velocity fields of pitched baseballs using Particle Image Velocimetry

Embargo expired on 18-Nov-2018 at 17:00 ET

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Helping Marvel Superheroes to Breathe

Marvel comics superheroes Ant-Man and the Wasp possess the ability to temporarily shrink down to the size of insects, while retaining the mass and strength of their normal human bodies. But a new study suggests that, when bug-sized, Ant-Man and the W...

– American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics

Why Ant-Man and the Wasp Need Helmets to Breathe

Embargo expired on 18-Nov-2018 at 17:00 ET

STScI Visualizations of the Universe Form Heart of New “Deep Field” Film

November 16 marks the premiere of a unique film and musical experience inspired by the Hubble Space Telescope’s famous Deep Field image. It represents a first-of-its-kind collaboration between Grammy award-winning American composer and conductor Er...

– Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

Embargo expired on 16-Nov-2018 at 10:00 ET

Scientists Produce 3-D Chemical Maps of Single Bacteria

Scientists at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II)--a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility at DOE's Brookhaven National Laboratory--have used ultrabright x-rays to image single bacteria with higher spatial res...

– Brookhaven National Laboratory

Scientific Reports

Ocean Warming

New research has uncovered a previously unaccounted for pathway transporting heat from the Pacific Ocean to the Indian Ocean, and even further to the Southern Ocean, which surrounds Antarctica. It has implications for climate change and what we know ...

– University of Delaware

Climate Dynamics

Making X-ray Microscopy 10 Times Faster

Microscopes make the invisible visible. And compared to conventional light microscopes, transmission x-ray microscopes (TXM) can see into samples with much higher resolution, revealing extraordinary details. Researchers across a wide range of scienti...

– Brookhaven National Laboratory

Applied Physics Letters

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Microbes Eat the Same in Labs and the Desert

Analyses of natural communities forming soil crusts agree with laboratory studies of isolated microbe-metabolite relationships.

– Department of Energy, Office of Science

Nature Communications 9, 19 (2018). [DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-02356-9]

Majority of HIV persistence during ART due to infected cell proliferation, not viral replication

Study confirms biological mechanism responsible for latent HIV reservoirs; suggests strategies for a functional HIV cure

– Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Nature Communications

Engineers use game theory to quantify threats of cyberattacks on power grid

Iowa State engineers are turning to game theory to help quantify threats of cyberattacks on the power grid. They're also developing cybersecurity tools that could help protect the grid and could be adapted to other cyber-physical infrastructure such ...

– Iowa State University

NSF 1739969

Turning Seawater into Sweet Water

Can turning seawater into drinking water be a cost-effective way to provide clean, fresh water for the growing numbers of people facing water scarcity? Bahman Abbasi, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is taking up that challenge with a ...

– Oregon State University, College of Engineering

Researchers Continue Fight Against Pasture Parasites in Sheep

Trying to understand why some breeds of sheep are more susceptible to parasitic infection than others is a puzzle, but researchers in the WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design are putting it together piece by piece.

– West Virginia University

Parasite Immunology

Organizations with broad social ties improve outcomes for communities recovering from natural disasters

The most equitable recoveries following a natural disaster where in places that saw an increase in organizations that have a broad, crosscutting presence. In order to encourage a wide economic recovery, communities should think about activating advoc...

– University at Buffalo

New resources support tribes in preparing for climate change

The University of Washington Climate Impacts Group and regional tribal partners have developed a collection of resources that may be useful to tribes at any stage in the process of evaluating their vulnerability to climate change. The project is a pa...

– University of Washington

Argonne Adapting Continuous Flow Processing to Complex Nanomaterials to Reduce Manufacturing Costs

Argonne ‘s Advanced Synthesis in Continuous Flow Reactor program applies the science of chemical reactions together with powerful analysis and characterization tools to understand processes at the atomic level to advance manufacturing of fine chemi...

– Argonne National Laboratory

New Grants Help Usher in New Era of Computer Science Research

With two new grants totaling $1.2 million, computer science researchers at Florida State University will work to build crucial computing infrastructure, creating sophisticated programs that will help facilitate the next generation of computer science...

– Florida State University

Geochemist E. Bruce Watson Recognized for Eminence in Mineralogical Research

The Mineralogical Society of America (MSA) has recognized E. Bruce Watson, a geochemist and Institute Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, with its highest honor, the Roebling Medal, bestowed for scientific eminence in the broad field of mi...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Lifestyle & Social Sciences

Growing Number of State Laws Limit Local Government Control Over Food and Nutrition

In recent years, more than a dozen states have passed laws limiting local governments’ ability to create food and nutrition policies and more than two dozen states previously enacted laws preventing obesity-related lawsuits against food businesses,...

– New York University

American Journal of Preventive Medicine

Embargo expired on 19-Nov-2018 at 00:05 ET

When NBA Players Tweet Late at Night, They Play Worse Basketball

A new study to be published online in the journal Sleep Health reveals that late-night social media use by NBA players is linked to poorer next-day performance on the court. The study examines more than 37,000 tweets and builds on preliminary researc...

– Stony Brook University

Embargo expired on 19-Nov-2018 at 06:00 ET

Spanking in developing countries does more harm than good

Spanking may be increasingly harmful for children on a more global scale than previously known, a new University of Michigan study indicates.

– University of Michigan

Child Abuse & Neglect

Russian Trolls Relied on Local News More than Fake News in 2016 Presidential Election, New Analysis Finds

The Internet Research Agency, a Russia-based group of Internet trolls, relied on local news more than it did fake news to disrupt the 2016 presidential election.

– New York University

Home for the Holidays: FSU Researcher Finds Women More Likely to Stay Away From the Wheel

A new study from Florida State University finds women are more likely to catch a ride to their destination instead of driving themselves because of health concerns or the availability of other transit options.

– Florida State University

Ageing and Society

Trends in International Education: American University’s International Student Body Up 39 Percent; 61 Percent of AU Students Study Abroad

American University’s international student population increased by 39 percent over last year, adding 903 new students, according to a new report on the impact of international education on the U.S. higher education sector.

– American University

Firearm Deaths, Injuries Among Children: New Website to Accelerate Knowledge, Prevention

The site,, aims to share what’s known—and what experts still need to find out—about guns and people under age 19. The site offers free access to a trove of data on the issue, as well as training for health care provid...

– University of Michigan


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Partnership with Education at Work leads to Microsoft hiring two business students in competitive program

Two students from the David Eccles School of Business who have worked on behalf of Microsoft through Education at Work have been hired by Microsoft for the company’s highly sought-after and competitive MACH program.

– University of Utah

The Council on Undergraduate Research Honors Campuses with Characteristics of Excellence in Undergraduate Research

The Council on Undergraduate Research will present its 2018 Campus-Wide Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishments to Union College and University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. This annual award recognizes institutions with exemplary programs that ...

– Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Annual Meeting Association of American Colleges & Universities, January 25, 2019

Business News

DHS S&T and Dutch Partners Award $2.5M to Support Collaborative Cybersecurity R&D

DHS S&T and its counterparts in the Netherlands jointly announced today a total of $2.5 million in collaborative cybersecurity research and development (R&D) across five U.S-Dutch research teams.

– Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate


Get rid of sweat at the push of a button

The Swiss sportswear manufacturer KJUS presented the world's first ski jacket with an integrated electronic user-controlled membrane on November 15. Thanks to the HYDRO_BOT technology developed together with Empa, the ski jacket actively pumps out s...

– Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology





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