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One Liver. Two Saved Lives

A new study presented this week at The Liver Meeting® — held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases — found that increased utilization of split liver transplantation (sharing a donor liver between one pediatric and one adult...

– American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)

The Liver Meeting®

Embargo expired on 20-Oct-2017 at 08:00 ET


Cardiovascular Risk in Women with Fatty Liver Disease: Risk is Not Equal Opportunity

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is associated with significantly higher risk of subsequent cardiovascular events in women, but not in men, according to research presented this week at The Liver Meeting® — held by the American Association for the ...

– American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)

The Liver Meeting®

Embargo expired on 20-Oct-2017 at 08:00 ET


Screening for Hepatitis C Improves Opioid Abuse Treatment Outcomes

Research presented this week at The Liver Meeting® – held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases – shows people in treatment for opioid substance abuse significantly lowered their non‐prescribed opioid use after testing po...

– American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)

HEPATOLOGY; The Liver Meeting®

Embargo expired on 20-Oct-2017 at 08:00 ET


The Increasing Cost of Alcohol Abuse

Health care costs for privately insured patients with alcoholic cirrhosis are nearly twice that of non‐alcoholic cirrhosis patients in the United States, according to research presented this week at The Liver Meeting® — held by the American Asso...

– American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)

HEPATOLOGY; The Liver Meeting®

Embargo expired on 20-Oct-2017 at 08:00 ET


Can You Inherit a Fatty Liver?

Serum metabolites associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease may be heritable, according to research presented this week at The Liver Meeting® — held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.

– American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)

HEPATOLOGY; The Liver Meeting®

Embargo expired on 20-Oct-2017 at 08:00 ET


Direct‐Acting Antiviral Therapy Cuts Liver Cancer Risk By 71%

A new study presented this week at The Liver Meeting® — held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases — found that eradication of the hepatitis C virus induced by direct‐acting antiviral medications is associated with a 71 p...

– American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)

HEPATOLOGY; The Liver Meeting®

Embargo expired on 20-Oct-2017 at 08:00 ET


The Frequency of Herbal and Dietary Supplement Mislabeling

Herbal and dietary supplement mislabeling is common and should be evaluated as a potential cause for liver damage, according to research presented this week at The Liver Meeting® — held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. ...

– American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)

The Liver Meeting®

Embargo expired on 20-Oct-2017 at 08:00 ET


Deaths Rates of Liver Cirrhosis Exceed Those of 5 Major Cancers

A new study presented this week at The Liver Meeting® – held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases – found that liver cirrhosis mortality is greater than that of five major cancers, implying the development of appropriate i...

– American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)

HEPATOLOGY; The Liver Meeting®

Embargo expired on 20-Oct-2017 at 08:00 ET


Pregnancy Rates on the Rise Among Women with Chronic Liver Disease

A new study presented this week at The Liver Meeting® – held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases – found that the overall number of pregnancies in women with chronic liver disease or following liver transplantation has ri...

– American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)

The Liver Meeting®

Embargo expired on 20-Oct-2017 at 08:00 ET


Use of Hepatitis C Positive Liver Organs

Use of liver organs from selected hepatitis C positive donors should be considered due to modest risk of hepatitis C transmission and the availability of safe and effective direct‐acting antiviral therapies, according to research presented this wee...

– American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)

The Liver Meeting®

Embargo expired on 20-Oct-2017 at 08:00 ET


Can an Aspirin a Day Keep Liver Cancer Away?

A new study presented this week at The Liver Meeting® – held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases – found that daily aspirin therapy was significantly associated with a reduced risk in hepatitis B virus‐related liver ca...

– American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)

The Liver Meeting®

Embargo expired on 20-Oct-2017 at 08:00 ET


E-Cigarettes May Trigger Unique and Potentially Damaging Immune Responses

E-cigarettes appear to trigger unique immune responses as well as the same ones that cigarettes trigger that can lead to lung disease, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and...

– American Thoracic Society (ATS)

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Embargo expired on 20-Oct-2017 at 00:15 ET


Penn Researchers Drill Down into Gene Behind Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration

A new study published online this week in the American Journal of Human Genetics from Penn researchers uncovers the mechanisms of the genetic mutations, or variants, associated with the TMEM106B gene.

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

American Journal of Human Genetics, Oct-2017; R01 NS082265; U01 HL129998; R01 MH101822; F31 NS090892

Embargo expired on 19-Oct-2017 at 12:00 ET


Kidney Failure’s Effects on the Psychosocial Health and Lifestyle of Young Adults

• Compared with healthy peers, young adults with kidney failure needing renal replacement therapy had lower quality of life, worse for dialysis patients compared with transplant patients. • Young adults on renal replacement therapy were more lik...

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology

Embargo expired on 19-Oct-2017 at 17:00 ET


Study Reveals High Healthcare Costs Linked with Acute Kidney Injury

• In a study of hospitalized patients in Canada, the mildest forms of acute kidney injury (AKI) resulted in adjusted costs that were 1.2 to 1.3 times greater than those for patients without AKI. • More severe AKI were associated with costs that...

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology

Embargo expired on 19-Oct-2017 at 17:00 ET


Brain Training Can Improve Our Understanding of Speech in Noisy Places

For many people with hearing challenges, trying to follow a conversation in a crowded restaurant or other noisy venue is a major struggle, even with hearing aids. Now, Mass. Eye and Ear researchers reporting in Current Biology on October 19th have so...

– Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Current Biology, Whitton et al.: “Audiomotor Perceptual Training Enhances Speech Intelligibility in Background Noise” ; National Institutes of Health

Embargo expired on 19-Oct-2017 at 12:00 ET


Last unknown structure of HIV-1 solved, another step in efforts to disarm the AIDS virus

Researchers have solved the last unknown protein structure of HIV-1, the retrovirus that can cause AIDS. This will further explain how the virus infects human cells and how progeny viruses are assembled and released from infected cells.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Structure; GM117837; AI027767

Embargo expired on 19-Oct-2017 at 12:00 ET


H7N9 Influenza Is Both Lethal and Transmissible in Animal Model for Flu

In 2013, an influenza virus began circulating among poultry in China. It caused several waves of human infection and as of late July 2017, nearly 1,600 people had tested positive for avian H7N9. Nearly 40 percent of those infected had died. In 2017, ...

– University of Wisconsin-Madison

Cell Host & Microbe

Embargo expired on 19-Oct-2017 at 12:00 ET


Study Shows How Nerves Drive Prostate Cancer

In a study in today’s issue of Science, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, part of Montefiore Medicine, report that certain nerves sustain prostate cancer growth by triggering a switch that causes tumor vessels to proliferate. Thei...

– Albert Einstein College of Medicine

HL097700; DK056638; HL069438; F30CA203446; T32 NS007098 ; GM007288

Embargo expired on 19-Oct-2017 at 14:00 ET


Delayed Word Processing Could Predict Patients’ Potential to Develop Alzheimer’s Disease

A delayed neurological response to processing the written word could be an indicator that a patient with mild memory problems is at an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, research led by the University of Birmingham has discovered.

– University of Birmingham

Neuroimage Clinical

Embargo expired on 19-Oct-2017 at 19:05 ET


Tracing Cell Death Pathway Points to Drug Targets for Brain Damage, Kidney Injury, Asthma

University of Pittsburgh scientists are unlocking the complexities of a recently discovered cell death process that plays a key role in health and disease, and new findings link their discovery to asthma, kidney injury and brain trauma. The results, ...

– Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Cell, Oct. 2017; National Institutes of Health; Human Frontier Science Program

Embargo expired on 19-Oct-2017 at 12:00 ET


New Study Finds Childhood Cancer Survivors Commonly Stay at Jobs to Keep Health Insurance

The results of a national cancer survey find a significant number of childhood cancer survivors are worried about keeping their health insurance, to the point of letting it affect their career decisions. The findings were published today in JAMA Onco...

– Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah

JAMA Oncology ; CA 55727

Embargo expired on 19-Oct-2017 at 11:00 ET


Risk for Developing HPV-Related Throat Cancer Low

A new study by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers shows that the risk of developing HPV-related throat cancer remains generally low.

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Annals of Oncology; National Institute of Mental Health (R35 DE026631)

Embargo expired on 19-Oct-2017 at 19:05 ET


EMBARGOED AJPH Research on Traumatic Brain Injury Laws, Gun Violence, and Abortion

In this month’s release, find new embargoed research showing TBI laws effective at reducing recurrent concussions in high school athletes, shall-issue gun permits and increased homicide, measuring loaded handgun carrying and decreasing abortion rat...

– American Public Health Association (APHA)

American Journal of Public Health AJPH

Embargo expired on 19-Oct-2017 at 16:00 ET


Genetic Influences on the Brain’s Reward and Stress Systems Underlie Co-Occurring Alcohol Use Disorder and Chronic Pain

Alcohol use disorder (AUD) often co-occurs with chronic pain (CP), yet the relationship between the two is complex – involving genetic, neurophysiological, and behavioral elements – and is poorly understood. This review addressed the genetic infl...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 19-Oct-2017 at 10:00 ET


American Thyroid Association: Charles H. Emerson, MD, Will Lead New Board of Directors

The American Thyroid Association (ATA) announces election results.

– American Thyroid Association

Embargo expired on 19-Oct-2017 at 22:15 ET


Experts Recommend Fewer Lab Tests for Hospitalized Patients

In a review article publishing this week in JAMA Internal Medicine, physicians at Johns Hopkins, along with experts from several other institutions across north America, compiled published evidence and crafted an experience-based quality improvement ...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

JAMA Internal Medicine


Pollution Causes Nine Million Deaths Per Year Worldwide Reveals New and First of Its Kind Lancet Report

Pollution in the air, water, soil and in the workplace is linked to an estimated nine million deaths each year worldwide – equivalent to one in six (16%) of all deaths, according to a ground-breaking new report in the leading medical journal The La...

– Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL)


Extreme Light Trapping

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– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Nature Scientific Reports


Insulin Signaling Molecule in Liver Controls Levels of Triglyceride in Blood

A new animal study shows how insulin controls the movement and storage of fat molecules in the liver and how a breakdown in this system could lead to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and changes in circulating lipid levels associated with cardiovasc...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Journal of Clinical Investigation; R01 DK056886, K01 DK111715, T32 DK007314


Non-Opioid Treatment Substantially More Effective Than Opioids for Migraine Headache in Emergency Department, New Research Finds

New data from researchers at Montefiore Health System shows that patients seeking care for migraine in the emergency department experience better pain relief from the non-opioid treatment intravenous (IV) prochlorperazine along with diphenhydramine, ...

– Montefiore Health System

Neurology®


Suicide Molecules Kill Any Cancer Cell

Small RNA molecules originally developed as a tool to study gene function trigger a mechanism hidden in every cell that forces the cell to commit suicide, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study, the first to identify molecules to trigger a fail-sa...

– Northwestern University

eLife


Genetics Study Reveals Reactions to Drugs Result in Poorer Outcomes for African American Breast Cancer Patients

African American women participating in a clinical study on breast cancer had more side effects and poorer survival rates than did women of European ancestry, according to a an Indiana University study that identified ethnicity through genetics--a fi...

– Indiana University

Journal of Oncology Precision Oncology, Aug-2017


Teens Sacrifice Sleep When They Spend More Time on Electronic Devices

The temptation to respond to social media notifications and text messages is keeping more and more teens awake at night. Teens who spend more than two hours a day on their smartphones get fewer than seven hours of sleep each night, according to a new...

– Iowa State University

Sleep Medicine


Researchers Pinpoint Causes for Spike in Breast Cancer Genetic Testing

A sharp rise in the number of women seeking BRCA genetic testing to evaluate their risk of developing breast cancer was driven by multiple factors, including celebrity endorsement, according to researchers at the University of Georgia.

– University of Georgia

Genetics in Medicine


Number of Newly Diagnosed Cancer Patients Without Insurance Drops in First Year of ACA

The number of newly diagnosed cancer patients who were uninsured fell by one-third in the first year of the Affordable Care Act's implementation, according to research from Indiana University. The research, published in a research letter by JAMA Onco...

– Indiana University

JAMA Oncology


Neighborhood Matters – Association Between Neighborhood Cohesion and Self-Neglect in Chinese American Older Adults

Increasing neighborhood cohesion may enhance self-neglect prevention and intervention in U.S. Chinese older adults, suggested by a new study published in Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 17 OCT 2017 online.

– Chinese Health, Aging, and Policy Program (CHAP)

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society


The Microbial Anatomy of an Organ

University of California San Diego researchers have developed the first 3D spatial visualization tool for mapping “’omics” data onto whole organs. The tool helps researchers and clinicians understand the effects of chemicals, such as microbial ...

– University of California San Diego Health

Cell Host & Microbe

includes video


Dana-Farber and Brigham and Women’s researchers laud FDA approval of CAR T-cell therapy for non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Following a successful clinical trial involving Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the first chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy for adult cancers was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today. ...

– Dana-Farber Cancer Institute


The Fight to End Childhood Obesity

ObesityWeek provides latest insights into preventing and treating pediatric obesity.

– Obesity Society


Advanced Plastic Surgery Now Available at NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn

The expanded breast reconstruction service at NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn will ensure more tailored, personalized care for post-surgical breast cancer patients.

– NYU Langone Hospital - Brooklyn


The Medical Minute: Blood Pressure Screening in Children

High blood pressure is often thought of as a grown-up problem, but nearly 1 in 30 children suffer from the condition. Unfortunately, many of those pediatric cases go undetected.

– Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center


1st Clinical 7-Tesla MRI Scanner in North America Will Enable Mayo Clinic to Achieve Higher-Resolution Imaging for Patients

Mayo Clinic will have the first clinical 7-Tesla MRI scanner in North America that has been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This MRI scanner, the MAGNETOM® Terra, will be operational at Mayo Clinic later in 2017.

– Mayo Clinic


New Patient Guidelines From the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Offer Much-Needed Clarity Around a Group of Rare Blood Cancers

New NCCN Guidelines for Patients® cover the basics and beyond for patients and caregivers coping with myeloproliferative neoplasms.

– National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)


New Gene-Altering Treatment Offered for Certain Blood Cancers

Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is one of the first centers nationwide to offer a new immunotherapy that targets certain blood cancers. Newly approved by the Food and Drug Admi...

– Washington University in St. Louis


Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center Hosts 4th Annual PTCOG-NA Conference in Chicago

The Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center will host over 200 leading clinicians, physicists and researchers in the growing field of proton therapy at the 4th Annual Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group North-America (PTCOG-NA) Conference, being ...

– Northwestern Medicine


San Diego State’s National Center for the Study of Children’s Literature: What Kids’ Books Say About Culture

By looking at the books we create for young people, we can learn a lot about what we value, says center director Dr. Joseph Thomas.

Expert Available

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office


Hurricane Harvey Forces LBJ Hospital Surgeon to Perform First-Ever Brain Surgery

As Hurricane Harvey battered Houston, dumping more than 51 inches of rain, the medical team at Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital performed its first life-saving brain surgery on patient. The team, led by a colorectal surgeon, cobbled together tools and equi...

Expert Available

– Harris Health System


University of Washington Endodontic Educator Wins Prestigious Fellowship Award

The Foundation for Endodontics is proud to announce the 2017 Edge Endo Educator Fellowship award recipient, Varvara Chrepa, D.D.S., M.S., assistant professor in the department of endodontics at the University of Washington. The Endodontic Educator Fe...

– American Association of Endodontists (AAE)


Wayne State Receives $1.9 Million NIH Grant to Develop Novel Approach to Treat Bacterial Endophthalmitis

A Wayne State University research team recently received a $1.9 million grant from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health to develop new treatment approaches for Endophthalmitis, a severe inflammation of the interior of the e...

– Wayne State University Division of Research

National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health, EY027381


Wolters Kluwer and Orthopaedic Trauma Association Launch OTA International

Wolters Kluwer, in partnership with the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) and its International Section, announce OTA International, a new open access journal published alongside the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. OTA International aims to further...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

OTA International


The GW Cancer Center Announces New Mobile Mammography Van in Washington, D.C.

The GW Cancer Center unveiled a new state-of-the-art mobile mammography van, known as the GW Mammovan, to provide breast cancer screening to women in the Washington, D.C. region.

– George Washington University


Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN) Announces Patient Voice Initiative

Patient perspectives are often not considered by researchers and health care providers when making decisions that are inevitably going to influence the health and well-being of patients.

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)


MedStar Washington Hospital Center Receives Pathway to Excellence® Designation

MedStar Washington Hospital Center is the first acute care hospital in Washington, D.C. to achieve the prestigious Pathway to Excellence® designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association.

– MedStar Washington Hospital Center


UC Santa Cruz Goes Bald to Support Childhood Cancer Research

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation will host one of its signature head-shaving events at UC Santa Cruz's Science & Engineering Library on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 1-4pm, where more than 11 UCSC staff and students will shave their heads to raise mone...

– University of California, Santa Cruz

Science News


Cool Roofs Have Water Saving Benefits Too

The energy and climate benefits of cool roofs have been well established: By reflecting rather than absorbing the sun’s energy, light-colored roofs keep buildings, cities, and even the entire planet cooler. Now a new study by the Department of Ener...

– Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Nature Communications

Embargo expired on 20-Oct-2017 at 02:00 ET


Key Psychiatric Drug Target Comes Into Focus

UNC-Chapel Hill and UC-San Francisco scientists solved the crystal structure of a specific dopamine receptor called D4 at an incredibly high resolution and designed a new compound that tightly binds only to D4 and none of the other 320 receptors they...

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

Science

Embargo expired on 19-Oct-2017 at 14:00 ET

includes video


Scientists Solve a Magnesium Mystery in Rechargeable Battery Performance

A Berkeley Lab-led research team has discovered a surprising set of chemical reactions involving magnesium that degrade battery performance even before the battery can be charged up. The findings could steer the design of next-gen batteries.

– Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Chemistry of Materials

Embargo expired on 19-Oct-2017 at 10:30 ET


The Blob That Ate the Tokamak: Physicists Gain Understanding of How Bubbles at the Edge of Plasmas Can Drain Heat and Reduce Fusion Reaction Efficiency

Scientists at PPPL have completed new simulations that could provide insight into how blobs at the plasma edge behave. The simulations, produced by a code called XGC1 developed by a national team based at PPPL, performed kinetic simulations of two di...

– Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, Aug-2017


Study Reveals Key Molecular Link in Major Cell Growth Pathway

A team of scientists has uncovered a surprising molecular link connecting how cells regulate growth with how they sense and make available nutrients. The findings also implicate a new protein as a potential drug target in pancreatic cancer.

– Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

Cell


Scientists Make First Detection of Gravitational Waves Produced by Colliding Neutron Stars

University of Minnesota astrophysicists involved in discovery observed in both gravitational waves and light

– University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering

includes video


UNH Researchers Create New Concept That Could Lead to Improved Drug Delivery

Inspired by a color changing mechanism found in cephalopods, like squid, cuttlefish and octopus, researchers at the University of New Hampshire have conceived a design for a unique sequential cell-opening mechanism that has many potential application...

– University of New Hampshire

Advanced Engineering Materials

includes video


‘Y’ a Protein Unicorn Might Matter in Blindness

A protein shaped like a "Y" makes scientists do a double-take and may change the way they think about a protein sometimes implicated in glaucoma. The Y is a centerpiece in myocilin, binding four other components nicknamed propellers together like bal...

– Georgia Institute of Technology

MCB-1452464; Structure; R01EY021205; 9P41 GM103622; 1S10OD018090-01; W-31-109-Eng-38


40 Years of Research Milestones (Part 2: 1997 to 2017)

To celebrate DOE's 40th anniversary, the Office of Science has collected 40 major papers from the past 40 years that we've supported via research through our national labs, user facilities, and grants programs.

– Department of Energy, Office of Science


40 Years of Research Milestones (Part 1: 1977 to 1996)

To celebrate DOE's 40th anniversary, the Office of Science has collected 40 major papers from the past 40 years that we've supported via research through our national labs, user facilities, and grants programs.

– Department of Energy, Office of Science


Sandia Labs Team Continues to Quantify Fatigue Using Wearables

Sandia Labs team continues to quantify fatigue using wearablesLIVERMORE, Calif. – Can fatigue be predicted? Can life-threatening fatigue be differentiated from recoverable fatigue?A team of researchers led by Sandia National Laboratories is seeking...

– Sandia National Laboratories


'Impactful Times’ Tells Story of Decades of Sandia Shock Physics Research

A new book by Sandia National Laboratories researchers describes shock physics research at the labs from its early history to today. Speeding bullets practically stand still compared to impact velocities achieved in shock physics studies.

– Sandia National Laboratories


Researcher on TB and the Intersection of Aging and Immune Function Joins Texas Biomed as Vice President for Research

Joanne Turner, Ph.D., a preeminent scientist in tuberculosis (TB) research, has joined the Texas Biomed team, bringing with her a portfolio of research on the immune system in relation to Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection and aging.

Expert Available

– Texas Biomedical Research Institute


2017 AIP Science Writing Award Winners Announced

The American Institute of Physics announced today the winners of its 2017 Science Communication Awards for Books, Articles, Writing for Children, and Broadcast and New Media: Timothy Jorgensen for Strange Glow: The Story of Radiation; Natalie Wolchov...

– American Institute of Physics (AIP)


MSU Scientist Leads NOAA-Funded Effort to Better Predict Droughts

A Michigan State University scientist is leading a federally funded effort to create a better system for predicting droughts, which cause billions of dollars in direct losses to the U.S. economy every year.

– Michigan State University


Los Alamos Scientists, Engineers Receive 2017 Fellows Prizes

Five Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists have been awarded the Laboratory’s prestigious Fellows Prize in the areas of science or engineering research and leadership

– Los Alamos National Laboratory

Lifestyle & Social Sciences


Northwestern Poll: Most African-Americans View Black Lives Matter as an Effective Movement

News about the Black Lives Matter movement (BLM) breaks daily -- but how do African-Americans really feel about the grassroots movement? According to a new poll by Northwestern University’s Center for the Study of Diversity and Democracy (CSDD), 81...

– Northwestern University


IU Business Law Scholars: Securities Case Shouldn't Have Reached Supreme Court

One of the most anticipated cases to be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court this term -- Leidos v. Indiana Public Retirement System -- was settled Monday. But two professors in Indiana University's Kelley School of Business continue to raise serious...

– Indiana University

Stanford Law Review Online


Eye-Catching Labels Stigmatize Many Healthy Foods

Labels such as organic, fair-trade and cage free may be eye-catching but are often free of any scientific basis and stigmatize many healthy foods, a new University of Delaware-led study found.

– University of Delaware

Applied Economics Perspectives and Policy


Historian Discovers Early Reformation Writings “Hiding in Plain Sight”

As Protestant Christians around the world prepare to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses – the document that sparked the Protestant Reformation – a historian of early modern Europe has discovered what he believes to b...

– Missouri University of Science and Technology

Zwingliana, Vol. 44 (2017)


Expert Can Comment on All Things Pumpkin, From Your Coffee to the Reason It Lives in Halloween Season

Cindy Ott, professor of history and material culture at the University of Delaware, offers five facts on the pumpkin as the orange gourd makes its return for Halloween and dominates everything from our coffee selection to the Thanksgiving table. She ...


Expert Available

– University of Delaware

includes video


Meet Temple’s Record-Breaking Class of Student Fulbright Grantees

The latest cohort of Fulbright grantees is part of a historic surge of Temple students and recent graduates who have explored the world and enhanced their careers.

– Temple University


UC San Diego Strength in Humanities Leads to Inclusion in Prestigious Research Consortium

The University of California San Diego has joined the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Research University Consortium, a prestigious academic leadership group in the humanities.

– University of California San Diego


Innovative Student Voter Model Earns National Recognition

Northwestern University was recognized Oct. 19 at the national ALL IN Challenge Award Ceremony in Washington, D.C. The University earned recognition for having highest overall and most improved voter participation rates.

– Northwestern University


UIC Wins National Award for Student Voter Engagement

The University of Illinois at Chicago is among a select group of winners at the first-ever ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge awards ceremony to recognize colleges and universities committed to increasing voting rates among college students.

– University of Illinois at Chicago


Minorities in Entertainment Media Headline Panel Discussion

Several minorities in the entertainment industry will be in Chicago this weekend for the second annual A-List Speaker Series -- including Oprah Winfrey’s former publicist and an Emmy Award-winning on-air personality -- and are available to talk to...

– Northwestern University

Business News


Three Things: What Is Impact Investing?

In this video, Elena Loutskina discusses three important aspects of impact investing and how it encourages long-term, sustainable solutions to the world’s problems.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

includes video


Babson College Launches IoT For Good Lab: Where Technology, Entrepreneurship, Design, and Social Impact Meet

Babson College and its Lewis Institute for Social Innovation have launched a new IoT For Good Lab—to encourage the creation of social impact solutions with the use of IoT (Internet of Things).

– Babson College

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