Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.
Newswise - News for Journalists
Newswise Daily Wire
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Public Edition |

(42 New)
(16 New)
(4 New)
(1 New)
(0 New)

Medical News

Medical Marijuana for Children with Cancer? What Providers Think

A study published in Pediatrics examined interdisciplinary provider perspectives on legal medical marijuana use in children with cancer. It found that 92 percent of providers were willing to help children with cancer access medical marijuana. However...

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

Pediatrics, Dec-2017

Embargo expired on 12-Dec-2017 at 00:05 ET

Researchers Find Common Psychological Traits in Group of Italians Aged 90 to 101

In remote Italian villages nestled between the Mediterranean Sea and mountains lives a group of several hundred citizens over the age of 90. Researchers at the University of Rome La Sapienza and University of California San Diego School of Medicine h...

– University of California San Diego Health

International Psychogeriatrics

Embargo expired on 12-Dec-2017 at 00:05 ET

Pediatric Cancer Providers Give Medical Marijuana a Cautious Thumbs-Up

New research by Yale Cancer Center (YCC) researchers shows a majority of pediatric cancer providers endorse the potential use of medical marijuana for children with advanced cancer, although providers who are legally eligible to certify its use are m...

– Yale Cancer Center


Embargo expired on 12-Dec-2017 at 00:05 ET

Cystic Fibrosis: Discovery of a Key Molecule for Improving Treatments

Researchers at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) have identified a promising solution to improving treatments offered to patients with cystic fibrosis.

– Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM)

Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Embargo expired on 12-Dec-2017 at 05:00 ET

Personalized Blood Sugar Goals Can Save Diabetes Patients Thousands

A cost analysis by researchers at the University of Chicago Medicine shows treatment plans that set individualized blood sugar goals for diabetes patients, tailored to their age and health history, can save $13,546 in health care costs over their ave...

– University of Chicago Medical Center

Annals of Internal Medicine, Dec-2017

Embargo expired on 11-Dec-2017 at 17:00 ET

One in the Hand Worth Two in the Bush? Tendency to Undervalue Future Rewards Linked to ADHD, Obesity

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have found a genetic signature for delay discounting — the tendency to undervalue future rewards — that overlaps with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), smoking an...

– University of California San Diego Health

Nature Neuroscience

Embargo expired on 11-Dec-2017 at 11:00 ET

Cancer Survivors and Financial Stress: The Hidden Secret No One Discusses

So you’ve been diagnosed with cancer. Perhaps you've undergone chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, or a combination of these. Your doctors tell you that you are doing well or perhaps not. Now, the bad news. The bills start piling up: medical bills, ...

– Diseases of the Colon and Rectum Journal

Dis Colon Rectum

Embargo expired on 11-Dec-2017 at 10:00 ET

includes video

Preventing Colon Polyps: Another Reason to Lose Those Holiday Pounds!

Being over ideal body weight has known risks with respect to heart and blood pressure problems, but the list is growing! In the January issue of Diseases of the Colon & Rectum, researchers from Seoul, Korea, studied nearly 3000 patients undergoing ro...

– Diseases of the Colon and Rectum Journal

Dis Colon Rectum

Embargo expired on 11-Dec-2017 at 10:00 ET

Safety Net Hospitals: Are the Uninsured Getting Good Quality Cancer Care?

You have no insurance, and you are diagnosed with a colon and rectal cancer. You may be one of the thousands of patients in the United States who find themselves being taken care of at a “safety net hospital.” These are hospitals that are require...

– Diseases of the Colon and Rectum Journal

Embargo expired on 11-Dec-2017 at 10:00 ET

includes video

Study Identifies Agent That Can Reverse Resistance to Targeted Drug in Some Leukemia Cell Types

• Azacitidine reverses resistance to SL-401 in AML and BPDCN cell lines, researchers find • Results prompt clinical trial of SL-401 and azacitidine in AML and MDS patients

– Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

ASH #797

Embargo expired on 11-Dec-2017 at 17:30 ET

High-Intensity Exercise Delays Parkinson’s Progression

High-intensity exercise three times a week is safe for individuals with early-stage Parkinson’s disease and decreases worsening of motor symptoms, according to a new phase 2, multi-site trial led by Northwestern Medicine and University of Denver sc...

– Northwestern University

JAMA Neurology

Embargo expired on 11-Dec-2017 at 11:00 ET

Most Who Enrolled in Michigan’s Medicaid Expansion Already Either Work or Can’t Work, Study Shows

Nearly half of the people who enrolled in Medicaid after it expanded in Michigan have jobs, a new study finds. Another 11 percent can’t work, likely due to serious physical or mental health conditions. And about 1 in 4 enrollees are out of work but...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

JAMA Internal Medicine, 10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.7055

Embargo expired on 11-Dec-2017 at 11:00 ET

Blueprints for Anti-Cancer Drugs Discovered in Bacterial Genomes

New research suggests these hidden genes hold the blueprints for designing new, even more effective cancer-targeting compounds.

– Scripps Research Institute

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Dec. 2017; 2011ZX09401-001; 2012AA02A705; CA106150

Embargo expired on 11-Dec-2017 at 15:00 ET

AML Study Reports High Response Rates with Combination Targeted Therapy

Initial findings from a multi-national open-label phase Ib study of inhibitory drug therapy for relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) have demonstrated a complete response in up to 50 percent patients say researchers at The University o...

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Annual Meeting & Exposition

Embargo expired on 11-Dec-2017 at 12:00 ET

Increasing Physical Activity Improves Survival in Lymphoma Patients, Mayo Researchers Say

An observational study by researchers at Mayo Clinic has found that increasing physical activity not only decreased the risk of death from all causes but also decreased the risk of death specifically from lymphoma.

– Mayo Clinic

Embargo expired on 11-Dec-2017 at 19:45 ET

Study Identifies Barriers to Transplant Therapy to Treat Multiple Myeloma Among Racial Minority Groups

A study by researchers at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Jacksonville, Florida has found that barriers to patients receiving stem cell therapy as part of their treatment for multiple myeloma include income, education, insurance status and access to care a...

– Mayo Clinic

Embargo expired on 11-Dec-2017 at 18:00 ET

Recordings Reveal Deep Credibility Gap When Doctors And Parents Discuss Outcomes For Critically Ill Infants

An analysis of 16 audiotaped conversations between parents of infants in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and clinicians found that medical staff routinely downplay quality of life issues and leave families more optimistic about their babies’ ...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Journal of Perinatology; 1K23HD062643-01

Is Your Salon Making You Sick?

Toxic Chemicals in Salons, Lack of Education Lead to Adverse Health Effects

– Rutgers University

Journal of Chemical Health & Safety

Research Could Pave the Way for Pre-Hospital Treatment for Seriously Injured Patients

Scientists hope to have paved the way for the development of potentially new life-saving treatments to be administered to seriously injured patients in the critical first hour of injury.

– University of Birmingham

Shock, Nov-2017

Marijuana May Help HIV Patients Keep Mental Stamina Longer

A chemical found in marijuana, known as tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, has been found to potentially slow the process in which mental decline can occur in up to 50 percent of HIV patients, says a new Michigan State University study.

– Michigan State University


ESnet’s Petascale DTN Project Speeds up Data Transfers between Leading HPC Centers

A new Petascale Data Transfer Node project aims to to achieve regular disk-to-disk, end-to-end transfer rates of one petabyte per week between major supercomputing facilities, which translates to achievable throughput rates of about 15 Gbps on real w...

– Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Researchers at Mount Sinai and Sema4 Develop Powerful New Method for Microbiome Analysis

Approach can identify antibiotic resistance and virulence markers missed by conventional techniques

– Mount Sinai Health System

Nature Biotechnology

Roswell Park Hematology Experts Sharing New Research in ASH 2017 Podium Presentations

Dr. Eunice Wang was invited to discuss results of a phase II clinical trial of crenolanib for adults with AML at the ASH 2017 annual meeting, and Dr. Kara Kelly, senior author of an oral abstract on outcomes disparities among children and adolescents...

– Roswell Park Cancer Institute

ASH annual meeting 2017

Influenza Leads to Increased Missed Work Time

Employees with laboratory-confirmed influenza have more lost work time—including absences and reduced productivity while at work—compared to those with other types of acute respiratory illness (ARI), reports a study in the December Journal of Occ...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Insights on How SHARPIN Promotes Cancer Progression

SBP and Technion Institute researchers have SHARPIN-ed their knowledge of how a malicious form of a protein drives the formation of melanoma through modulation of the PRMT5 pathway. The new research was published in The Journal of Clinical Investigat...

– Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Journal of Clinical Investigation Insight; R35CA197465; R21CA198468

Report: New System for More Accurate Cancer Staging to Aid Precision Medicine

Adding a blood test called liquid biopsy to a standard tissue biopsy could significantly improve the accuracy of diagnosis and treatment for patients with cancer, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

– Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Annals of Oncology, Dec-2017

Scientists Discover Possible Master Switch for Programming Cancer Immunotherapy

How do killer T cells “learn” to leave their home base and amass within specific tissues like the skin, gut, and lung, or solid tumors?

– Scripps Research Institute

Nature, Dec. 2017; U19AI109976; R01AI095634; RB5-07012

Typhoid Fever Toxin Has a Sweet Tooth

Although the insidious bacterium Salmonella typhi has been around for centuries, very little is actually known about its molecular mechanisms. A new study from researchers at the College of Veterinary Medicine addresses this knowledge gap and may lea...

– Cornell University

Nature Microbiology, Dec-2017

Updated Brain Cell Map Connects Various Brain Diseases to Specific Cell Types

Researchers have developed new single-cell sequencing methods that could be used to map the cell origins of various brain disorders, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. By analyzing individual nuclei of cells f...

– University of California San Diego

Nature Biotechnology, Dec-2017; 1U01MH098977

Certain Books Can Increase Infant Learning During Shared Reading, Study Shows

Parents and pediatricians know that reading to infants is a good thing, but new research shows reading books that clearly name and label people and objects is even better.

– University of Florida

Child Development

To Err Is Human? Kelley School Researchers Examine How Errors Affect Credibility of Online Reviews

Shoppers increasingly consult online reviews before making holiday purchases. But how do they decide which reviewers to trust? Recently published research from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business at IUPUI shows that consumer trust in ...

– Indiana University

Indiana University Kelley School of Business

Drug Suppresses Spread of Breast Cancer Caused by Stem-Like Cells

Rare stem-like tumor cells play a critical role in the spread of breast cancer, but a vulnerability in the pathway that powers them offers a strategy to target these cells using existing drugs before metastatic disease occurs, report University of Ca...

– University of California San Diego Health

Journal of Clinical Investigation

Teaching Antibiotics to Be More Effective Killers

Research from the University of Illinois at Chicago suggests bond duration, not bond tightness, may be the most important differentiator between antibiotics that kill bacteria and antibiotics that only stop bacterial growth.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Kyra’s Legacy

Pets have become an integral part of human medical research. However, a recent collaboration between Penn Med and Penn Vet has turned the tables on the arrangement.

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Dogs in Review; PLOS One

Chiropractic Services Relieve Low Back Pain in Female Veterans: Study

A new study finds that female veterans—one of the fastest growing populations receiving treatment through the Veterans Administration (VA) health care system—experience improvement in low back pain with a course of chiropractic care, according to...

– American Chiropractic Association

Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

Clinicians Who Ignore Nitric Oxide (NO) Function Put Their Patients at Risk

Dr. Nathan Bryan, Baylor College of Medicine and one of the leading experts in nitric oxide biochemistry and physiology said today, “healthcare providers, especially those helping patients with cardiovascular issues and age-related disease, are not...

– Strategic Communications, LLC

25th American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine World Congress

10 Tips for Staying Healthy During Wildfires: ATS Recommendations

This past weekend brought fierce Santa Ana Winds to Southern California that are expected to last all week. As of this writing, major fires are burning in Ventura County and other areas within Los Angeles County. The South Coast Air Quality Managemen...

– American Thoracic Society (ATS)

The Force Is Strong: Amputee Controls Individual Prosthetic Fingers

Luke Skywalker’s bionic hand is a step closer to reality for amputees in this galaxy. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have created an ultrasonic sensor that allows amputees to control each of their prosthetic fingers individually...

– Georgia Institute of Technology

includes video

Researchers Save Baby Alpaca Through Device to Speed Bone Regeneration

Researchers at the Center for Integrative Nanotechnology Sciences at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, helped saved the life of an injured baby alpaca using the NuCress™ scaffold, a nanomateria...

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock


Holiday Loneliness Can Be Harmful to Seniors’ Health

Loneliness in older Americans is linked to serious medical conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease, stroke and heart disease as well as a higher risk of premature death. But loneliness can be easily overlooked as a health risk because healthcare ...

– Cedars-Sinai

New NIH Consortium to Streamline Clinical Trials for Alzheimer’s Disease, Related Dementias

ROCHESTER, Minn. — A new clinical trials consortium funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is expected to accelerate and expand research into therapies that treat or prevent Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

– Mayo Clinic

ASN Partners with VA Center for Innovation on My Kidney Nutrition App Features CHALLENGEWashington, DC (December 12, 2017) — Around 17% of American Adults Have Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), and the Rate of Prevalence Is Higher for US Veterans. CKD,

Around 17% of American adults have chronic kidney disease (CKD), and the rate of prevalence is higher for US Veterans. CKD, if not treated appropriately, can ultimately lead to kidney failure requiring either dialysis or a transplant.

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

Science News

Water Extraction in the Colorado River Places Native Species at Risk of Extinction

Agriculture and domestic activities consume much of the Colorado River water that once flowed to the Colorado Delta and Northern Gulf of California. The nature and extent of impact of this fresh-water loss on the ecology and fisheries of the Colorado...

– PeerJ

Embargo expired on 12-Dec-2017 at 07:00 ET

Scientists Discover Path to Improving Game-Changing Battery Electrode

Researchers from Stanford University, two Department of Energy national labs and the battery manufacturer Samsung created a comprehensive picture of how the same chemical processes that give cathodes their high capacity are also linked to changes in ...

– SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Embargo expired on 12-Dec-2017 at 05:00 ET

Researchers Use Genomics to Determine Origins of Deadly White-Nose Syndrome

NAU researcher Jeff Foster led the team of international scientists who tried to definitively answer several questions—where did this fungus come from? And more importantly, can a resistance be evolved?

– Northern Arizona University

Embargo expired on 12-Dec-2017 at 08:00 ET

Cold Suns, Warm Exoplanets and Methane Blankets

Three billion years ago, the sun shone weaker, but Earth stayed surprisingly warm. Carl Sagan thought a greenhouse effect must have been to thank. A model built on 359 chemical processes has finally arrived at scenarios with a reasonable chance of pr...

– Georgia Institute of Technology

Nature Geoscience; 25120006; NNA 15BB03A; FR-2015-65744

Embargo expired on 11-Dec-2017 at 11:00 ET

Hyperlens Crystal Capable of Viewing Living Cells in Unprecedented Detail

A fundamental advance in the quality of an optical material used to make hyperlenses makes it possible to see features on the surface of living cells in greater detail than ever before.

– Vanderbilt University

Nature Materials (11Dec2017)

Embargo expired on 11-Dec-2017 at 11:00 ET

A Diamond as the Steppingstone to New Materials, Using Plasma Physics Technology

Physicists want to create novel compounds that surpass diamonds in heat resistance and nearly rival them in hardness. In a paper in the journal Materials, they investigate how the addition of boron, while making a diamond film via plasma vapor deposi...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Materials; OIA-1655280; NNX15AJ18H

New Animal Model for Zika Developed at Texas Biomed Useful for Testing Vaccines and Treatments

An alternative animal model that mimics key features of the Zika virus infection, including its lingering presence in bodily fluids, has been developed at Texas Biomedical Research Institute in San Antonio.

– Texas Biomedical Research Institute

Scientific Reports

UCI Scientists Unveil New Satellite-Based Global Drought Severity Index

Just in time for the holidays, researchers at the University of California, Irvine and other institutions are rolling out a new satellite-based drought severity index for climate watchers worldwide.

– University of California, Irvine

Journal of Hydrometeorology

Your Mood Depends on the Food You Eat, and What You Should Eat Changes as You Get Older

Diet and dietary practices differentially affect mental health in young adults versus older adults, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Nutritional Neuroscience, Dec-2017

Scientists Identify Promising New Approach forImmune System Defense Against Cancer

Researchers have identified a promising new strategy to fight infections and cancer. They uncovered a novel function for a protein known as “Runx3” that is key to the development of killer T cells—immune cells important for fighting infections ...

– University of California San Diego

Nature, Dec-2017

Computer Scientists Develop a Simple Tool to Tell if Websites Suffered a Data Breach

Computer scientists have built and successfully tested a tool designed to detect when websites are hacked by monitoring the activity of email accounts associated with them. The researchers were surprised to find that almost 1 percent of the websites ...

– University of California San Diego

Workshop Examines Urban Infrastructure Systems

A diverse group of engineers, urban planners, data scientists, policymakers, and others came to New York to discuss how to build resilience into urban interconnected critical infrastructure.

– New York Institute of Technology

Breakthrough Listen to Observe Interstellar Object ‘Oumuamua

Green Bank Telescope turns its sights on cigar-shaped object moving rapidly through solar system

– Green Bank Observatory

One-Year Paid Fellowships in Regulatory Science Now Available

The PhRMA Foundation announced today that it will fund new one-year, post-doctoral fellowships for individuals interested in pursuing careers in Regulatory Science. The “Regulatory Science Fellowship within Industry” will provide a $70,000 stipen...

– PhRMA Foundation

Space Scientist, Geologist Farouk El-Baz to Receive 2018 Inamori Ethics Prize

For his life’s work, Farouk El-Baz will receive the 2018 Inamori Ethics Prize from the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University during a ceremony and academic symposium Sept. 13-14.

– Case Western Reserve University

FAU and Max Planck Society Unveil First-of-its-kind Undergraduate Honors Program

A new partnership between FAU and MPFI will establish an undergraduate honors program in neuroscience that will be the first of its kind across the globe.

– Florida Atlantic University

Lifestyle & Social Sciences

Violence a Matter of Scale, Not Quantity, Researchers Show

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame studying violence found the larger the population of a society, the smaller its war group size, proportionally — which means fewer casualties in a conflict.

– University of Notre Dame

Queen’s University Launch MBA Programme to Enhance Career Progression

Queen’s University Belfast has launched a new MBA programme in response to the increasing demand from employers for MBA and business school graduates.

– Queen's University Belfast

UC San Diego Offers Unique Summer Programs for High School Students

UC San Diego’s pre-college programs provide an opportunity for high school students to get a jump start on the college experience with two residential summer programs. Applications are now open for Academic Connections and Global Environment Leader...

– University of California San Diego

NYCEDC Analysis: NYC Is the Hub for Opportunity in Education Technology

NY EDTECH WEEK, the global education innovation festival in New York City taking place December 18-20, 2017 at New York University will spotlight and build upon the analysis released by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) whi...

– New York University

Business News

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Awarded $900,000 State Grant to Support Connected Systems Institute

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation is giving the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee $900,000 to support a public-private partnership focused on improving productivity through the Internet of Things, a network of devices that collect and ex...

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee





 Subscribe / Unsubscribe
 Edit My Preferences
 Comments / Suggestions
 Contact Us
 Newswise Home
 Newswise Contact Directory
 Expert Queries
 Presspass Application

More News from:

 University of California San Diego Health

 Diseases of the Colon and Rectum Journal

 Northwestern University

 Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

 University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

 SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

 Georgia Institute of Technology

 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

 Vanderbilt University

 Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

 Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

 University of Wisconsin-Madison

 American Thoracic Society (ATS)

 Washington University in St. Louis

 University of Alabama at Birmingham

 Queen's University Belfast

 American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

 West Virginia University

 New York Institute of Technology

 University of Notre Dame

 Harvard Medical School

 University of Birmingham

Subscribe / Unsubscribe
Edit my preferences

© 2017 Newswise, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

215 E. 5th St. SW, Charlottesville VA 22903 | 434-296-9417

 Contact Us