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Advocates in Fight against Kidney Diseases Receive ASN Medal at Kidney Week 2017

Two longtime advocates for the 40 million Americans affected by kidney diseases recently received national recognition from the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) during Kidney Week 2017 for ongoing efforts in the fight to end this serious public ...

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

ASN Kidney Week 2017

Embargo expired on 02-Nov-2017 at 09:00 ET


Colon Cancer Breakthrough Could Lead to Prevention – and the Foods That Can Help

Colon cancer, Crohn’s, and other diseases of the gut could be better treated – or even prevented – thanks to a new link between inflammation and a common cellular process, established by the University of Warwick.

– University of Warwick

Nature Communications

Embargo expired on 02-Nov-2017 at 05:00 ET


Inflammation in Middle Age May Be Tied to Brain Shrinkage Decades Later

People who have biomarkers tied to inflammation in their blood in their 40s and 50s may have more brain shrinkage decades later than people without the biomarkers, according to a study published in the November 1, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, t...

– American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Neurology®

Embargo expired on 01-Nov-2017 at 16:00 ET


To Make Surgery Safer & Less-Expensive for All, Take the Michigan Model National, U-M Team Says

Half the dollars spent on health care in America have something to do with a surgical procedure – including post-surgery care to fix problems that could have been prevented. A Michigan-based model for making surgery safer, and avoiding complication...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

JAMA Surgery, DOI:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.3784

Embargo expired on 01-Nov-2017 at 11:00 ET


New Tissue-Engineered Blood Vessel Replacements One Step Closer to Human Trials

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have created a new lab-grown, first-of-its-kind nonsynthetic, decellularized graft that becomes repopulated with cells by the recipient’s own cells when implanted.

– University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering

Science Translational Medicine

Embargo expired on 01-Nov-2017 at 14:00 ET

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Caroline Apovian Named President of The Obesity Society

Caroline Apovian Named President of The Obesity Society

– Obesity Society

Embargo expired on 01-Nov-2017 at 18:15 ET


Study: Most U.S. Adults Say Today's Children Have Worse Health Prospects

Less than one-third of adults believe that kids are physically healthier today compared to kids in their own childhoods and fewer than 25 percent think children's mental health status is better.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Journal Academic Pediatrics


This Drug Could Block Harmful Impact of Teen Binge Drinking

Alcohol-fueled parties might be seen as a rite of passage for many high school students, but they have an unexpected impact: binge-drinking behavior as teenagers can lead to problems with alcohol and other drug dependence later on in life.

– University of Adelaide

Neuropharmacology


Cancer Cells Destroyed with Dinosaur Extinction Metal

Cancer cells can be targeted and destroyed with the metal from the asteroid that caused the extinction of the dinosaurs, according to new research by an international collaboration between the University of Warwick and Sun Yat-Sen University in China...

– University of Warwick

Angewandte Chemie


Topical Gel Made From Oral Blood Pressure Drugs Shown Effective in Healing Chronic Wounds in Test Animals

An international team of researchers led by Johns Hopkins has shown that a topical gel made from a class of common blood pressure pills that block inflammation pathways speeds the healing of chronic skin wounds in mice and pigs.

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Journal of Investigative Dermatology; P30AG021334, R21AG043284, R01AG046441, K23AG035005, HL58205


Breast Cancer Patients Forego Post-Surgery Treatment Due to Mistrust, Study Suggests

Nearly one-third of women with breast cancer went against their doctor’s advice and chose not to begin or complete the recommended adjuvant anti-cancer therapy to kill residual tumor cells following surgery, according to a study led by a Johns Hopk...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention


New Report Highlights Innovation in Alzheimer's Clinical Trials

Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation Releases Comprehensive Survey of Clinical-Stage Alzheimer's Drugs

– Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation

Closing in on a Cure: 2017 Alzheimer's Clinical Trials Report


Rutgers Study Links Frequent Salon Visits to Dermal and Fungal Symptoms in Clients

Little is known about the health risks hair and nail salons pose to clients – however, findings from a Rutgers School of Public Health study suggest that frequent salon patrons are more likely to experience fungal and dermal symptoms.

– Rutgers School of Public Health

Journal of Chemical Health and Safety


New Study: Innovative Heart Device Is Safe and Effective

A new study finds that the Harpoon Mitral Valve Repair System, an image-guided device based on technology developed at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, is safe and effective.

– University of Maryland Medical Center/School of Medicine

Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC); Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT 2017)


Lose Fat, Preserve Muscle: Weight Training Beats Cardio for Older Adults

Weight training or cardio? For older adults trying to slim down, pumping iron might be the way to go. A new study by researchers at Wake Forest University suggests combining weight training with a low-calorie diet preserves much needed lean muscle ma...

– Wake Forest University

Obesity


Research Finds Hot Flashes, Night Sweats Connected to Obstructive Sleep Apnea Risk in Middle-Aged Women

In a new study published today in Menopause, researchers have found that the hot flashes and night sweats faced by upward of 80 percent of middle-aged women may be linked to an increased risk of obstructive sleep apnea.

– Mayo Clinic

Menopause


Children Uniquely Vulnerable to Sleep Disruption From Screens, New Paper Suggests

A new paper in the November issue of Pediatrics spells out why children and teens are particularly sensitive to the sleep-disrupting impact of electronics

– University of Colorado Boulder

Pediatrics

includes video


AllazoHealth and Large Regional Payer Validate Use of Artificial Intelligence in Improving Medication Adherence with Randomized Controlled Study

AllazoHealth, the industry leader in optimizing adherence programs through predictive analytics and artificial intelligence, today announced positive results from a randomized controlled study co-published with one of the largest regional health plan...

– AllazoHealth


In the Lab and in the Clinic, Alisertib with TAK-228 Excels Against Solid Tumors, Including Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Two University of Colorado Cancer Center studies presented this weekend at AACR-NCI-EORTC Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics Meeting show that using the drug alisertib along with the drug TAK-228 is more effective against triple-negative breas...

– University of Colorado Cancer Center


For 1 in 10 Cancer Patients, Surgery Means Opioid Dependence

More than 10 percent of people who had never taken opioids prior to curative-intent surgery for cancer continued to take the drugs three to six months later. The risk is even greater for those who are treated with chemotherapy after surgery.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Journal of Clinical Oncology, Nov-2017; 5T32 CA009672-23


Researchers Link Western Diet to Vascular Damage and Prediabetes

Could short-term exposure to the average American diet increase one’s risk for developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease? According to a recent study funded by the American Heart Association (AHA), researchers from New York Institute of Techno...

– New York Institute of Technology


Climate Change Could Decrease Sun's Ability To Disinfect Lakes

Increasing organic runoff as a result of climate change may be reducing the penetration of pathogen-killing ultraviolet (UV) sunlight in inland lakes, rivers, and coastal waters, according to a new study in the journal Scientific Reports.

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Scientific Reports


Mayo Clinic Researchers Find Genetic Pathways to Individualized Treatment for Advanced Prostate Cancer

Researchers at Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine have uncovered genetic clues to why tumors resist a specific therapy used for treating advanced prostate cancer.

– Mayo Clinic

Annals of Oncology


Study: Autism Treatments May Restore Brain Connections

Scientists have identified a pair of treatments that may restore brain function to autism patients who lack a gene critical to maintaining connections between neurons, according to a study from the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute at UT Southwes...

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

Nature


Eating More Like Our Ancestors Would Improve Human Health

Malnutrition problems can be traced to poor-quality diets lacking in diversity, a recent phenomenon in evolutionary history, according to a new paper from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.“Earlier diets were highly diverse and...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Nutrition Reviews


Puerto Rico’s Community Health Centers, Which Serve One in 10 Residents, Essential to Hurricane Recovery

Secure, stable health center funding urgently needed to protect the public’s health, says new report

– George Washington University

Puerto Rico’s Community Health Centers: Struggling to Recover in the Wake of Hurricane Maria


Close Friends Linked to a Sharper Memory

Maintaining positive, warm and trusting friendships might be the key to a slower decline in memory and cognitive functioning, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.

– Northwestern University

PLOS ONE; R01 AG045571; P30 AG13854; P30 AG13854


Synergy Stent with Shorter DAPT Is Superior to a Bare-Metal Stent in Elderly Patients

Elderly patients undergoing PCI often receive bare-metal stents (BMS) instead of drug-eluting stents (DES) to shorten the duration of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) and reduce bleeding risk. However, results from the SENIOR trial found that compare...

– Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF)

The Lancet; 29th annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium


Study Finds Six Months of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy May be Non-Inferior to Twelve Months in STEMI Patients Receiving Drug-Eluting Stents

The first trial to evaluate the safety of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) for less than 12 months in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) found six months of DAPT was non-inferior to 12 months of DAPT among patients treated with second-generat...

– Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF)

29th annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium


Study Evaluates Safety of Three-Month Versus Standard Twelve-Month Dual Antiplatelet Therapy in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome Treated with a Drug-Eluting Stent

Results from the prospective, multicenter, randomized investigator-initiated REDUCE trial were reported today at the 29th annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium. Sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation...

– Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF)

29th annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium


Understanding the Link between Obesity and Cancer

TOS Annual Meeting at ObesityWeek provides the latest research on obesity and cancer

– Obesity Society


New Research Center Brings More Clinical Trials to Rutgers

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School’s Adult Clinical Research Center opens in a new space with the goal of doubling study volume in three years

– Rutgers University


Nitric Oxide Production in Patients is Critical for Stem Cell Function

Nathan Bryan, PH.D., one of the nation’s leading experts on critically important role of nitric oxide in health and disease prevention, told attendees of the Pacific Regenerative Medicine 2017 Conference this morning that, “Stem cells are the fut...

– Strategic Communications, LLC


Dermatologists Offer Unmatched Expertise on Skin Health

In addition to safely performing cosmetic procedures to improve the skin’s appearance and providing advice to help people care for their skin at home, board-certified dermatologists can diagnose more than 3,000 skin, hair and nail diseases and prov...

– American Academy of Dermatology

includes video


Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center Launches Y-90 Radioembolization Outpatient Tumor Treatment

Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center is pleased to announce that it now offers Y-90 radioembolization, an innovative and minimally invasive method to treat liver tumors without surgery. It is used to treat patients with primary liver c...

– Hackensack Meridian Health


Learning More About Pancreatic Cancer

In the fight against pancreatic cancer, a Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey expert says research is key

– Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey


Why Do Some Obese People Have 'Healthier' Fat Tissue Than Others?

One little understood paradox in the study of obesity is that overweight people who break down fat at a high rate are less healthy than peers who store their fat more effectively.

– University of Michigan


Caring for the Underserved: How UCLA Family Nurse Practitioners Are Making a Difference

Through the Caring for the Underserved program at the UCLA School of Nursing, family nurse practitioner students have been taking care of patients in community clinics throughout Southern California for nearly 20 years. This year the program was awar...

– UCLA School of Nursing

includes video


Early Screening for Lung Cancer?

With November Lung Cancer Awareness Month, experts from Yale Cancer Center talk about lung cancer screening and why it is can save lives.

– Yale Cancer Center


Sepsis: The Unknown Medical Emergency

Little-known sepsis is a medical emergency, a life-threatening condition caused by an overwhelming response by the body to infection. It's a leading cause of in-hospital death, and one of the most expensive conditions for U.S. hospitals. Forty per...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham


The Medical Minute: Helping Hunters Stay Heart Healthy

Hunters with risk factors for heart disease might worry more about having a heart attack while enjoying their sport than being hit by a stray bullet.

– Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center


World’s Largest Meeting of Eye Physicians and Surgeons Kicks Off in New Orleans

Next week, thousands of eye physicians and surgeons will attend AAO 2017, the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s 121st annual meeting.

– American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)


Mayo Clinic Monthly News Tips - October 2017 Headlines

Mayo Clinic Monthly News Tips - October 2017 Headlines

– Mayo Clinic


Don't Trip Past the Finish Line: Avoid Injuries in Your Next Race

It’s that time of year when weekend warriors are training for their next big race—whether that be a 5k, half marathon or full marathon. Many runners feel invincible, thinking they’ll be free from injuries or power through the pain, but in real...

Expert Available

– American Chiropractic Association


Changes and Uncertainty in ACA Likely to Impact Enrollment

Today is the first day health insurance exchanges begin enrollment through the Affordable Care Act's Healthcare.gov. Wake Forest University health economics expert Christina Marsh Dalton says the shorter enrollment time, the reduction in advertising ...

Expert Available

– Wake Forest University


Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and UW Medicine Collaborate on Multi-Center U.S. Kidney Research Project

Goal is personalized therapies for tens of millions of people with two most common diseases

– Mount Sinai Health System


Wistar Expands Collaboration & Signs Exclusive License Agreement with Man’s Best Friend Therapeutics to Develop Novel Veterinary Vaccine Technology

The collaboration will further advance a canine melanoma vaccine and other vaccines for cancer and infectious diseases in animals

– Wistar Institute


IDoR 2017: Emergency Radiologists on the Front Lines of Patient Care

On Nov. 8, about 150 medical societies worldwide will mark the International Day of Radiology (IDoR) and celebrate the countless lives saved by emergency radiologists.

– American College of Radiology (ACR)


USC Norris Cancer Hospital receives 2017 Press Ganey NDNQI Award for Outstanding Nursing Quality

The nurses of USC Norris Cancer Hospital have been recognized for their exceptional care with a 2017 Press Ganey NDNQI Award For Outstanding Nursing Quality at an academic medical center.

– Keck Medicine of USC


Focused Ultrasound Foundation Receives Transformative $10 Million Gift to Accelerate Development and Adoption of Game-changing Therapeutic Technology

The Focused Ultrasound Foundation has received a pledge of $10 million in unrestricted funds from an anonymous donor to be matched 1:1 by 2022. This pledge comes at a pivotal time for the Foundation and the focused ultrasound field.

– Focused Ultrasound Foundation


ACR Chair Tells House Subcommittee to Fund Modern Low-Dose Medical Radiation Research

James A. Brink, MD, FACR, told the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Energy today that medical imaging and radiation oncology save lives.

– American College of Radiology (ACR)


Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research Awards Samuel Volchenboum a $50,000 Research Grant

Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research announced the University of Chicago Medicine will receive a $50,000 Rally for Research Grant to support Samuel Volchenboum, MD, PhD, and a data commons project for pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma.

– University of Chicago Medical Center


Gottlieb Memorial Hospital Receives 'A' Grade for Patient Safety

Gottlieb Memorial Hospital has received an 'A' in The Leapfrog Group's Fall 2017 Hospital Safety Grade.

– Loyola University Health System


NYIT Dean Appointed to Board of National Black Nurses Association

Sheldon D. Fields, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, dean, New York Institute of Technology School of Health Professions, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the National Black Nurses Association.

– New York Institute of Technology


UTSW Surgical Specialty Nurse Honored as Nurse of the Year

UT Southwestern Medical Center Surgical Specialty Nurse Dawn Brown has been named Nurse of the Year for her innovative solutions and effective management of patients.

– UT Southwestern Medical Center


UCLA Co-Sponsoring Conference on Impact of HIV/AIDS on Black Women

UCLA is co-sponsoring a major conference spotlighting the impact of HIV/AIDS on black women at the local, state and national levels. “A Paradigm Shift: The Impact of HIV/AIDS on African American Women and Families”, runs Nov. 2-3 at the Morehouse...

– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Science News


Key to Better Asparagus Identified in Evolution of Sex Chromosomes

Working with an international team of breeders and genome scientists, plant biologists at the University of Georgia have sequenced the genome of garden asparagus as a model for sex chromosome evolution.

– University of Georgia

Nature Communications

Embargo expired on 02-Nov-2017 at 06:00 ET


Chip-Based Sensors with Incredible Sensitivity

An optical whispering gallery mode resonator developed by Penn State electrical engineers can spin light around the circumference of a tiny sphere millions of times, creating an ultrasensitive microchip-based sensor for multiple applications.

– Penn State Materials Research Institute

Scientific Reports

Embargo expired on 02-Nov-2017 at 06:00 ET


Folding Circuits Just Atoms Thick Using the Principles of Origami

While the creation of a paper swan using origami may be intriguing, the idea of creating 3-D circuits based on similar design principles is simply mindboggling. Researchers at the University of Chicago have focused on large scale synthesis and device...

– AVS: Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing

AVS 64th annual International Symposium and Exhibition

Embargo expired on 01-Nov-2017 at 11:40 ET


Nature’s Way

Researchers at the University of Maine have studied fungi, researching how these smallest of life forms break down giant trees, some of the few organisms able to do so. The team now focuses on generating new technology based on how living systems suc...

– AVS: Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing

AVS 64th annual International Symposium and Exhibition

Embargo expired on 01-Nov-2017 at 16:20 ET


Discovering the Source of Dragonfly Wing Colors

Dazzling dragonfly wings may send poets rhapsodizing, but scientists yearn for a better understanding. In particular, they want to know the chemistry of the different layers giving rise to natural photonic crystals that help create color. Now, a coll...

– AVS: Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing

AVS 64th annual International Symposium and Exhibition

Embargo expired on 01-Nov-2017 at 18:00 ET


Mapping the Microbiome of … Everything

In the Earth Microbiome Project, an extensive global team co-led by researchers at University of California San Diego, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory collected more than 27,000 samples fro...

– University of California San Diego Health

Nature

Embargo expired on 01-Nov-2017 at 14:00 ET


Versatile Marine Bacteria Could Be an Influence on Global Warming, Scientists Discover

Scientists have discovered that a ‘rare’ type of marine bacteria is much more widespread than previously thought – and possesses a remarkable metabolism that could contribute to greenhouse gas production.

– University of Southampton

Science Advances

Embargo expired on 01-Nov-2017 at 14:00 ET


How Do Septic Systems Work?

Septic systems work 24/7 to process waste. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) November 1 Soils Matter blog explains how septic systems use soil’s underground resources to treat wastewater.

– American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Embargo expired on 02-Nov-2017 at 09:00 ET


New Theory Addresses How Life on Earth Arose From the Primordial Muck

Scientists publish experimental evidence that life on Earth originated in an intimate partnership between the nucleic acids and small proteins. Their “peptide-RNA” hypothesis contradicts the widely held hypothesis that life originated from nuclei...

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

Molecular Biology and Evolution, Biosystems


The Inner Secrets of Planets and Stars

An INCITE research team, led by Jonathan Aurnou of UCLA, is using Mira to develop advanced models to study magnetic field generation on Earth, Jupiter and the sun at an unprecedented level of detail.

– Argonne National Laboratory

includes video


One-Step 3D Printing of Catalysts Developed at Ames Laboratory

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory has developed a 3D printing process that creates a chemically active catalytic object in a single step, opening the door to more efficient ways to produce catalysts for complex chemical reactions in a...

– Ames Laboratory

ACS Catalysis


A Third of the Internet is Under Attack

Spanning two years, from March 2015 to February 2017, CAIDA researchers and collaborators found that about one-third of the IPv4 address space was subject to some kind of DoS attacks, where a perpetrator maliciously disrupts services of a host connec...

– University of California San Diego

Proceedings of the Association for Computing Machinery (IMC ’17); Internet Measurement Conference, London


Mini-Microscopes Reveal Brain Circuitry Behind Social Behavior

A microscope lens implanted deep inside a mouse’s brain shows different patterns of neural activity when the mouse interacts with males, females, or other stimuli. Now, researchers have discovered that sexual experience can trigger long-term change...

– Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

Cell, Oct-2017; Nature


Research Documents Link Between Nightmares and Self-Harm

New research finds a link between frequent nightmares and self-injurious behavior, such as cutting and burning oneself.

– Florida State University

Comprehensive Psychiatry


New Data on Gender Inequality in Sciences Salaries

There is a difference between male and female physics faculty salaries and the culture of physics is partly to blame, according to an article that is available for free this month from Physics Today. The article, "Salaries for female physics faculty ...

– American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Physics Today


Nature’s Whistles: Rodents Use a Mechanism Like Police Whistle to Produce Ultrasonic Vocalizations

The anatomy and mechanisms underlying vocal production are often poorly described, especially in small animals, but thanks to new imaging technology, NAU researchers were able to examine the laryngeal structures of small rodents for the first time.

– Northern Arizona University

The Royal Society Publishing


New Greenland Maps Show More Glaciers at Risk

New maps of Greenland’s coastal seafloor and bedrock beneath its massive ice sheet show that two to four times as many coastal glaciers are at risk of accelerated melting as had previously been thought.

– University of California, Irvine

Geophysical Research Letters, Nov-2017


See Science in Action as UF/IFAS Celebrates 100 Years of Citrus Rec

Growers will get to see first-hand the work they have heard so much about as that research comes alive when UF/IFAS opens up the Citrus Research and Education Center for lab tours and visits to the center's grove research sites.

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

CREC 100th anniversary, Nov. 29


U.S.-Canada to Test Cross-Border Communication for Disaster Response

Emergency management officials and first responder agencies on both sides of the border between the United States and Canada will work together for an experiment in disaster response.

– Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate


3-D Printing Gets a Turbo Boost From U-M Technology

A major drawback to 3-D printing—the slow pace of the work—could be alleviated through a software algorithm developed at the University of Michigan.

– University of Michigan


Berkeley Lab-led ECP Pagoda Project Rolls Out First Software Libraries

Just one year after the Department of Energy's Exascale Computing Program began funding projects to prepare scientific applications for exascale supercomputers, the Pagoda Project - led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - has successfully reac...

– Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


U-M Ranks 8th in US for Research Output

A new ranking shows the research strength of the University of Michigan in the natural sciences, placing it in the top 10 of American institutions for producing articles in the most selective science publications. Among publicly funded institutions, ...

– University of Michigan

Nature Index


New Turnout Ensemble Aims to Reduce Firefighter Cancer Risk

A new suite of personal protective equipment (PPE) may provide additional protection for firefighters from exposure to carcinogenic vapors and particulate matter at incident sites.

– Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate


Finding Life and Dark Matter in Nevada's Hot Springs

UNLV professor studying microorganisms in a Nevada hot spring; the results could help evaluate whether extraterrestrial life exists.

– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Lifestyle & Social Sciences


Rutgers Dean Combats Recall Bias in Study Participants with Texts and Phone Calls

Text messages and phone calls may be acceptable modes of gathering insights into the behaviors of young men who have sex with men.

– Rutgers School of Public Health

Journal of LGBT Youth


​One Factor That May Help Schools Close Racial Achievement Gap

...

– Ohio State University

Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk.


UIC Hopes to Reduce LGBTQ Youth Homelessness

A new website, "3/40 Blueprint," was recently launched by the University of Illinois at Chicago as a primary site for identifying promising practices that serve LGBTQ youth who are experiencing homelessness and to publish new information on the strug...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

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Dog Park Etiquette

Does your dog need a change of scenery? Consider taking Fido to the dog park, where he or she can play, exercise, and socialize with other dogs and people. These activities can benefit your dog both physically and mentally.

– Texas A&M University


New Meatless Monday Restaurant and Foodservice Implementation Guides for Free Download

The new Meatless Monday Restaurant and Foodservice Implementation Guides are ideal resources for right now as trends show that consumers are increasingly seeking plant-based dishes. The guides provide restaurant and foodservice operators guidance to ...

– Monday Campaigns


The Poppy Lady: Georgia Woman Starts Movement to Sell Poppies to Support Veterans

Moina Belle Michael's idea raises billions for veterans

– University of Georgia


New Website Features Lake Michigan Stories, Education and Activism

Freshwater Stories, a forthcoming website produced by the University of Illinois at Chicago's Freshwater Lab, is designed to be an educational and creative hub for learning about Lake Michigan and the challenges facing it and the Great Lakes water sy...

– University of Illinois at Chicago


University of Chicago Announces $125 Million Gift to Support Economic Scholarship

The Kenneth C. Griffin Charitable Fund intends to make the second-largest gift in the history of the University of Chicago, supporting the Department of Economics in expanding its leadership in education and research with wide-ranging public impact, ...

– University of Chicago


Oral History Association Selects MTSU for National Headquarters Location

In its 51st year, the Oral History Association has chosen MTSU for its headquarters and its co-chairs will be Louis Kyriakoudes, director of the university’s Albert Gore Research Center, and history professor Kris McCusker.

– Middle Tennessee State University


Spartan Marching Band Celebrates Africa

With African music, dancing and colorful visuals, the Spartan Marching Band will celebrate Michigan State University's decades-long engagement with Africa during its halftime show on Saturday. The Celebration of Africa will occur during the MSU vs. P...

– Michigan State University

Business News


Kelley School Forecast: Employment Gains Will Fuel Economic Growth in 2018

While continuing a nine-year trend of tepid growth and modest gains since the end of the Great Recession, the Indiana economy should outpace the nation in 2018, following stronger performance this year driven by strong auto sales and other manufactur...

– Indiana University

Indiana Business Review


Texas A&M Retail Expert Predicts Strong Holiday Spending, Despite Black Friday’s Decline

With more retailers offering robust online deals days before Thanksgiving and others seamlessly selling the same Black Friday door-busters online as what’s promoted in the store, consumers have less incentive to battle 4 a.m. mall crowds.

Expert Available

– Texas A&M University


University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Starts Connected Systems Institute with $1.7 Million From Rockwell Automation

UW-Milwaukee's new multidisciplinary institute will focus on the industrial internet of things, which uses sensors to gather data from equipment, machines, and manufactured products through secure data networks.

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


David Eccles School of Business MBA Online ranked No. 14 in the world

The Princeton Review ranked the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business MBA Online program ranked No. 14 in the world.

– University of Utah, David Eccles School of Business


Avery August Named Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at Cornell University

Avery August, Ph.D. ’94, professor of immunology and chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology in the College of Veterinary Medicine, will join the Cornell administration as vice provost for academic affairs, Provost Michael Kotlikoff ...

– Cornell University


M.S. In Mathematical Finance Named Among Nation’s Top Programs

UNC Charlotte’s Master of Science in Mathematical Finance program is again named one of the top programs in the nation, ranking No. 16 in TFE Times’ 2018 Master of Financial Engineering program rankings.

– University of North Carolina at Charlotte

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