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Embargo expired on 25-Sep-2018 at 16:00 ET (American Journal of Public Health) --American Public Health Association (APHA) Better Survival Outcomes for Advanced Prostate Cancer Patients Treated with Surgery followed by Radiation than with Radiation plus Hormone Therapy Newly published results of a study examining men with locally or regionally advanced prostate cancer show those treated with a radical prostatectomy followed by radiation treatment have a lower risk of death from prostate cancer and improved overall survival in comparison to those treated with radiation plus androgen deprivation therapy. The work was led by a Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey researcher in collaboration with other regional investigators. ** Image(s) embedded ** Embargo expired on 25-Sep-2018 at 10:00 ET (Cancer, Sept-2018) --Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Combo Therapy of Prostatectomy Plus Radiotherapy May Improve Survival in Prostate Cancer A comparison of two of the most common combination therapies for locally advanced prostate cancer show the more aggressive option is linked with a higher rate of survival. Embargo expired on 25-Sep-2018 at 10:00 ET (Cancer) --Thomas Jefferson University Why That Daily Coffee May Help When You Hurt The last thing anyone wants to hear, as National Coffee Day approaches Sept. 29 and stores offer celebratory discounts, is something negative about America's favorite brew. ** Video embedded ** (Psychopharmacology) --University of Alabama at Birmingham Making old antibiotics new again CU Boulder researchers have identified a family of small molecules that turn off defense mechanisms inside bacteria that enable them to resist antibiotics. The compounds could ultimately be given alongside existing medications to rejuvenate them. ** Media embedded: Video / Image(s) ** (PLOS Pathogens) --University of Colorado Boulder Reclassification Recommendations for Drug in 'Magic Mushrooms' In an evaluation of the safety and abuse research on the drug in hallucinogenic mushrooms, Johns Hopkins researchers suggest that if it clears phase III clinical trials, psilocybin should be re-categorized from a schedule I drug--one with no known medical potential--to a schedule IV drug such as prescription sleep aids, but with tighter control. ** Image(s) embedded ** (Neuropharmacology; (RO1DA03889) --Johns Hopkins Medicine Researchers Explore How Being Male or Female Affects Our Hearts, Kidneys and Waistlines A person's biological sex can be a defining factor in how well--or how poorly--they respond to disease, therapy and recovery. Experts at the forefront of sex-specific research will convene next week at the sixth APS conference on sex differences in cardiovascular and renal physiology. The Cardiovascular, Renal and Metabolic Diseases: Sex-Specific Implications for Physiology conference will be held September 30-October 3 in Knoxville, Tenn. (Cardiovascular, Renal and Metabolic Diseases: Sex-Specific Implications for Physiology) --American Physiological Society (APS) Indiana University study: Restricting protein from diets may improve response to immunotherapy Restricting protein from a cancer patient's diet may enhance the response to immunotherapy, according to an Indiana University cancer physician researcher. (Clinical Cancer Research; Clinical Cancer Research) --Indiana University UCI Researchers Identify New Cause of Brain Bleeds A team of researchers including UCI project scientist Rachita Sumbria, PhD and UCI neurologist Mark J. Fisher, MD have provided, for the first time, evidence that blood deposits in the brain may not require a blood vessel tear. (Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience, Sept-2018) --University of California, Irvine Identical Driver Gene Mutations Found in Metastatic Cancers Driver genes in different metastases from the same patient are remarkably similar, providing optimism for the success of future targeted therapies, according to a published study by Science. ** Image(s) embedded ** (Science) --Johns Hopkins Medicine Two Studies Describe Improved Approach to Bone Marrow Transplants Two recent studies in the journal Leukemia present a new approach for bone marrow donation and transplant that preclinical laboratory tests suggest could make the life-saving procedure safer and more effective for patients. Researchers say their studies demonstrate that use of an experimental drug called CASIN in laboratory mice results in higher efficiency when harvesting blood stem cells from donors and less toxicity in transplant recipients. ** Image(s) embedded ** (Leukemia, Sept. 25, 2018; Leukemia, June 29, 2018) --Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Genetic Testing: Not a One-and-Done Deal A study that reviewed genetic testing results from 1.45 million individuals found that nearly 25 percent of "variants of uncertain significance" were subsequently reclassified - sometimes as less likely to be associated with cancer, sometimes as more likely. ** Image(s) embedded ** (Journal of the American Medical Association) --UT Southwestern Medical Center Study finds that enzymes 'partner up' to accelerate cancer, aging diseases Indiana University researchers have identified cellular processes that appear to supercharge both the growth and shrinkage of the chemical "caps" on chromosomes that control aging, called telomeres. ** Image(s) embedded ** (Journal of Biological Chemistry; RSG-16-180-01-DMC) --Indiana University Racial and Ethnic Bias Leads to Lower Well-Being Among Adolescents Racial and ethnic discrimination is problematic for all aspects of development -- from mental and physical health to risky behaviors and academic success -- particularly for Latinos, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin determined after analyzing findings from hundreds of previous studies on adolescents. (American Psychologist) --University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) Dental Research Shows That Smoking Weakens Immune Systems Researchers at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine found that smoking also weakens the ability for pulp in teeth to fight illness and disease. ** Image(s) embedded ** (Journal of Endodontics) --Case Western Reserve University Being Older Helps Skin Heal with Less Scarring, and Now Researchers Know Why A compound secreted in the bloodstream could be the key factor that causes wounds in older people to heal with less scarring than in younger people. (Cell Reports; K08-AR066661; P30-AR069589; T32GM008216; I01RX002701) --Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Common heart condition linked to sudden death A University of Adelaide-led team of researchers has found a link between sudden cardiac death (when the heart suddenly stops beating) and a common heart condition known as mitral valve prolapse that affects around 12 in every 1000 people worldwide. ** Image(s) embedded ** (BMJ Journal Heart) --University of Adelaide Meditation and music may improve memory of those at-risk for Alzheimer's Disease Kim Innes, an epidemiology professor from the West Virginia University School of Public Health, and her team are studying the potential benefits of a simple meditation or music listening practice for improving memory and cognitive functioning, as well as mood, sleep and quality of life in adults with subjective cognitive decline, or SCD. ** Image(s) embedded ** (Alzheimer's Disease) --West Virginia University New Technology Gives Parents Virtual Face Time with their Hospitalized Children and Medical Team The pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) team at the University of Maryland Children's Hospital (UMCH) is offering a new way for families to interact with their child and the medical team when they can't be there in person. PICU Connect is a mobile cart fashioned with a computer, speaker and 180-degree camera. It allows family members who cannot be at their child's hospital bedside to feel like they are in the room. The technology uses high-quality, real-time video and audio, and links up through a person's phone, tablet or computer. The family member can clearly see, listen and talk with the child and care team, so they aren't missing important discussions about the child's care plan. It is HIPAA-compliant, which means it meets federal patient privacy law requirements. The video sessions cannot be recorded or intercepted, and disappear once they are over. --University of Maryland Medical Center/School of Medicine MyUCSDHealth App Available for Download on Apple and Android Mobile Devices Access to world class care is now easier, faster and at the fingertips of UC San Diego Health patients and loved ones. With the new MyUCSDHealth mobile application, patients have the ability to manage their health information and communicate with their physicians while family members and friends can find helpful resources, such as visiting hours, directions and parking information. ** Image(s) embedded ** --University of California San Diego Health Nelson Lung Cancer Screening Study Confirms NLST Results - Widespread Testing is Vital The Nelson Study, presented at the IASLC World Conference on Lung Cancer, showed that lung cancer screening in high-risk patients reduced lung cancer deaths by up to 44%. Wider screening is needed. Doctors must prescribe these exams. Medicare reimbursement must be increased to support screening. --American College of Radiology (ACR) National Chiropractic Health Month Starts on Oct. 1: Get Moving! The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and chiropractors nationwide are promoting the benefits of movement to overall health as well as the prevention of back pain during National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM) in October. ** Image(s) embedded ** --American Chiropractic Association CAP Hosts Media Lab Webinar Media can get a quick overview of what the CAP does, how it's expert member pathologists can add value to their stories. --College of American Pathologists (CAP) NIH Funds UNC Study to Investigate Maternal-Fetal Transmission of Zika The NIH has given a $2.7 million R01 award to researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and their colleagues in Nicaragua to study maternal-fetal transmission of Zika and its impact on infant neurodevelopment. ** Image(s) embedded ** --University of North Carolina Health Care System Arteaga Awarded $600,000 to Study Breast Cancer Therapy Resistance The Susan G. Komen organization has awarded a $600,000 research grant to Dr. Carlos Arteaga, Director of the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center and Associate Dean of Oncology Programs at UT Southwestern Medical Center. ** Image(s) embedded ** --UT Southwestern Medical Center Experts from K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital and Former NY Giants Stephen Baker to Tackle Kids Cancer at iPlay America Hackensack Meridian Health K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center to host an event dedicated to pediatric cancer research and programs on September 28, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tackle Kids Cancer will take place at iPlay America in Freehold, NJ. ** Image(s) embedded ** --Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center Launches Advanced Heart Failure Center Renowned experts collaborate to expand the comprehensive cardiac services offered in Monmouth and Ocean counties. ** Image(s) embedded ** --Hackensack Meridian Health Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Announces Genevieve V. Foley as the 2018 Dr. Casey Hooke Distinguished Service Award Recipient Chicago (Sep. 25, 2018): The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) has presented Genevieve Foley, MSN RN with the 2018 Dr. Casey Hooke Distinguished Service Award. Foley's achievement was officially announced at the 42nd APHON Annual Conference and Exhibit, held September 13-15 in Savannah, GA. This award is presented to an APHON member who has demonstrated excellence to service and to leadership of APHON. --Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Announces Marilyn Hockenberry as the winner of the 2018 Dr. Nancy E. Kline Mentoring Award Chicago (Sep. 25, 2018): The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) has awarded Marilyn J. Hockenberry, PhD RN PPCNP-BC FAAN with the 2018 Dr. Nancy E. Kline Mentoring Award. Hockenberry's achievement was formally announced at the 42nd Annual APHON Conference and Exhibit, on September 14 in Savannah, GA. --Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Announces Kaye Schmidt as winner of the 2018 Dr. Patricia Greene Leadership Award Chicago (Sep. 25, 2018): The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) has awarded this year's Dr. Patricia Greene Leadership Award to Kaye Schmidt, MA RN NEA-BC CPHON(r). Schmidt was presented with this award at the 42nd Annual APHON Conference and Exhibit, held September 13-15, in Savannah, GA. --Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) APHON Announces the 2018 Membership Award Winners at its 42nd Annual Conference Chicago (Sep. 25, 2018) The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) announced the recipients of the 2018 APHON Membership Awards at its 42nd Annual Conference and Exhibit, held September 13-15 in Savannah, GA. APHON Membership Awards recognize members who have shown outstanding achievement in their field. --Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) Kathryn H. Bowles, PhD, to Receive 15th Annual Claire M. Fagin Distinguished Researcher Award Kathryn H. Bowles, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, the van Ameringen Chair in Nursing Excellence and a Professor in Penn Nursing's Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences, will receive the 15th annual Claire M. Fagin Distinguished Researcher Award. The biennial award honors the best scholarly qualities that Dr. Fagin, the School's third Dean, exemplified. ** Image(s) embedded ** --University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing Roswell Park Awarded More Than $6 Million in Moonshot Funds to Lead New Data Management Resource Through a grant award provided by the Cancer MoonshotSM, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center will support and advance some of the nation's most ambitious cancer research projects. ** Image(s) embedded ** (U24CA232979) --Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center New York University to Host UN Side Meeting on Oral Health--September 28 NYU College of Dentistry and its World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center, together with NYU College of Global Public Health, will host an event on Friday, September 28, on accelerating global progress in addressing oral health. --New York University Science News Sunflower Pollen Has Medicinal, Protective Effects on Bees Sunflower pollen lowers pathogen infection rates and contributes to healthier bumble bee and honey bee colonies. ** Image(s) embedded ** Embargo expired on 26-Sep-2018 at 05:00 ET (Scientific Reports; USDA-AFRI 2013-02536; USDA/CSREES MAS000411; NSF-DEB-1258096/1638866; NSF DEB-1415507) --North Carolina State University More Persistent Weather Patterns in U.S. Linked to Arctic Warming Persistent weather conditions, including dry and wet spells, generally have increased in the United States, perhaps due to rapid Arctic warming, according to a Rutgers-led study. Persistent weather conditions can lead to weather extremes such as drought, heat waves, prolonged cold and storms that can cost millions of dollars in damage and disrupt societies and ecosystems, the study says. ** Image(s) embedded ** (Geophysical Research Letters ; Rutgers Today) --Rutgers University-New Brunswick Plant Genetic Resources Ensure Ag's Future An important part of plant genetic resources is crop wild relatives. These are closely related to crop species but have not been domesticated by humans. This plant genetic materials and those who care for them are vital for human survival. ** Image(s) embedded ** (Crop Science, August 30, 2018) --American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) Adoption of green stormwater infrastructure likely to increase after floods Residents and property owners are more likely to adopt some green stormwater infrastructure practices if they have experienced flooding or erosion on their property or in their neighborhoods, according to new research from the University of Vermont. With the number of extreme weather events rising, more people may seek ecologically friendly practices to manage stormwater. ** Image(s) embedded ** (Landscape and Urban Planning, Dec-2018; EPS-1101317) --University of Vermont UIC Chemical Engineers First to Functionalize Boron Nitride with Other Nanosystems Scientists report that treatment with a superacid causes boron nitride layers to separate into atomically thick sheets, while creating binding sites on the surface of these sheets that provide opportunities to interface with nanoparticles, molecules and other 2D nanomaterials, like graphene. ** Image(s) embedded ** ( ACS Nano) --University of Illinois at Chicago Researchers Seek Vaccine for 'Traveler's Diarrhea' A joint effort between the University of Georgia and the University of Texas at Austin has discovered how ETEC works to cause disease. They are using this information in an effort to develop a preventive vaccine for travelers. (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences) --University of Georgia Multimodal Imaging Shows Strain Can Drive Chemistry in a Photovoltaic Material A unique combination of imaging tools and atomic-level simulations has allowed a team led by the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory to solve a longstanding debate about the properties of a promising material that can harvest energy from light. ** Image(s) embedded ** (Nature Materials) --Oak Ridge National Laboratory New biofuel production system powered by a community of algae and fungi MSU scientists have a new proof of concept for a biofuel production platform that uses two species of marine algae and soil fungi. It lowers cultivation and harvesting costs and increases productivity, factors that currently hold back biofuels from being widely adopted. ** Media embedded: Video / Image(s) ** (Biotechnology for Biofuels) --Department of Energy, Office of Science No Longer Whistling in the Dark: Scientists Uncover a Little-Understood Source of Waves Generated Throughout the Universe Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and other laboratories, using data from a NASA four-satellite mission that is studying reconnection, have developed a method for identifying the source of waves that help satellites determine their location in space. ** Image(s) embedded ** (Geophysical Research Letters, Aug-2018) --Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Toward a New Light: Advanced Light Source Upgrade Project Moves Forward The Advanced Light Source (ALS), a scientific user facility at Berkeley Lab, has received federal approval to proceed with preliminary design, planning and R&D work for a major upgrade project that will boost the brightness of its X-ray beams at least a hundredfold. The upgrade will give the ALS, which this year celebrates its 25th anniversary, brighter beams with a more ordered structure - like evenly spaced ripples in a pond - that will better reveal nanoscale details in complex chemical reactions and in new materials, expanding the envelope for scientific exploration. ** Image(s) embedded ** --Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Department of Energy Announces $218 Million for Quantum Information Science Brookhaven Lab will lead and contribute to DOE-funded research aimed at advancing next-gen technologies in computing, sensing, and other areas. --Brookhaven National Laboratory Basu receives NSF funding to make 3D-printed parts more structurally sound Saurabh Basu, assistant professor of industrial and manufacturing engineering, is working on making additive components more reliable thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation. (1825686) --Penn State College of Engineering Energy Secretary awards researchers for global threat reduction Seven employees from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory were among those presented with a Secretary of Energy Achievement Award at the Secretary's Honors Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., on August 29. ** Image(s) embedded ** --Argonne National Laboratory Department of Energy Announces $218 Million for Quantum Information Science The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $218 million in funding for 85 research awards in the important emerging field of Quantum Information Science (QIS). --Department of Energy, Office of Science Life News Researchers identify marker in brain associated with aggression in children A University of Iowa-led research team has identified a brain-wave marker associated with aggression in young children. The finding could lead to earlier identification of toddlers with aggressive tendencies before the behavior becomes more ingrained in adolescence. Results published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. ** Image(s) embedded ** Embargo expired on 26-Sep-2018 at 00:05 ET (Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry) --University of Iowa Sidestepping the pitfalls of overconfidence with plausible deniability Although confidence can serve as both a blessing and a curse, new research from the University of Notre Dame shows how people can reap the rewards without risking the social penalties for overconfidence. ** Image(s) embedded ** (Journal of Personality and Social Psychology) --University of Notre Dame Study shows link between breastfeeding and infant health is not straight-forward Results from a new study suggest that the benefits of breastfeeding reported in the vast majority of prior research could be influenced by the mother's characteristics, such as what they know about health and nutrition. The findings could help guide policy makers and health care professionals when it comes to providing critical information to expectant mothers about feeding their newborns. (Social Science & Medicine: Population Health) --University at Buffalo Poll: Delaware Democrats have huge leads, forecasting national 'Blue Wave' Two Delaware Democrats are dominating opponents by large margins that fall in line with the predicted "Blue Wave" natiowide. In addition to heavy leads, U.S. Sen. Tom Carper and U.S. Rep. Blunt Rochester are beating their Republican foes in areas that went heavily for Donald Trump in 2016. ** Image(s) embedded ** --University of Delaware Smithsonian Snapshot: Illuminating Culture Pepon Osorio created "El Chandelier" for a performance piece that explored the life of a Puerto Rican woman living in New York. ** Image(s) embedded ** --Smithsonian Institution New Book Suggests Framework for 'Value-Driven Leadership' "Practice makes perfect" is age-old wisdom that applies to musicians, gamers, speakers -- even fly fishermen. A new book by University of Washington professor Patrick Dobel argues that such thinking can also guide public leaders to manage their organizations more ethically and effectively. ** Image(s) embedded ** --University of Washington Thinking 'Follower First' Could changing the focus of leadership studies from the leader to the follower produce more substantial gains within the discipline? Lisa DeFrank-Cole, director of the Leadership Studies Program at West Virginia University, is looking at the field in a new light. --West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences CSUMB and Regional Community Colleges form Pathways Partnership to Improve Student Outcomes California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB), Cabrillo College, Hartnell College and Monterey Peninsula College have formed the Monterey Bay College Pathways Partnership (MBCPP), a partnership aimed at improving time to degree and degree completion rates for inter-institutional transfer students in the Monterey Bay region. --California State University, Monterey Bay UIC earns national recognition for sustainability efforts UIC has been recognized for its sustainability efforts with several recent acknowledgements ** Image(s) embedded ** --University of Illinois at Chicago MEDIA ADVISORY: Report Card on Children and Youth Physical Activity to Be Released The National Physical Activity Plan Alliance (NPAPA) will release its 2018 United States Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. --American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Elizabeth Smart speaking at Iowa State on Oct. 5 In 2002, 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart was abducted from her home and spent nine months in captivity. Her kidnapping became one of the most-followed child abduction cases in history. On Oct. 5, Smart is bringing her message of empowerment to Iowa State University. --Iowa State University Business News Will Business Secrecy Keep Defeating the Public's Right to Know on Food Safety? In 2017, more than one million Europeans asked the European Commission to ban glyphosate and to ensure the publication of all industry-funded studies used to back up regulatory decisions on pesticides. --Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- FEATURED INSTITUTIONS More news from: >> Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory >> University of Alabama at Birmingham >> College of American Pathologists (CAP) >> University of Notre Dame >> Duke Health >> American Thoracic Society (ATS) >> UT Southwestern Medical Center >> University of Georgia >> Oak Ridge National Laboratory >> Department of Energy, Office of Science >> NIH, National Eye Institute (NEI) >> Brookhaven National Laboratory >> University of California San Diego Health >> West Virginia University >> American Physiological Society (APS) >> Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory >> Penn State College of Engineering >> West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences ---------------------------------------------------------------------- This digest of leads is from the stories posted to in the past 24 hours. 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