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Medical News

Acetaminophen Use During Pregnancy Associated With Elevated Rate of Language Delay in Girls, Mount Sinai Researchers Find

In the first study of its kind, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai found an elevated rate of language delay in girls at 30 months old born to mothers who used acetaminophen during pregnancy, but not in boys. This is the firs...

– Mount Sinai Health System

European Psychiatry

Embargo expired on 10-Jan-2018 at 03:30 ET

New Stem Cell Method Sheds Light on a Telltale Sign of Heart Disease

While refining ways to grow arterial endothelial cells in the lab, a regenerative biology team at the Morgridge Institute for Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison unexpectedly unearthed a powerful new model for studying a hallmark of vascu...

– University of Wisconsin-Madison

Stem Cell Research Jan. 9, 2018

Embargo expired on 09-Jan-2018 at 12:00 ET

Large-Scale Study to Pinpoint Genes Linked to Obesity

Findings provide genetic basis underlying body weight and obesity risk.

– Mount Sinai Health System

Nature Genetics

Transitional Care Nurses in the Geriatric Emergency Department Reduce Risk of Inpatient Admissions

Geriatric patients seen by transitional care nurses in the emergency department (ED) are less likely to be admitted to the hospital, according to a study conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

– Mount Sinai Health System

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

The American Journal of Gastroenterology Presents the “Putting Patients First” Special Issue

The “Putting Patients First” issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology is an entire issue of the College’s flagship journal dedicated to patient-reported outcomes.

– American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

The American Journal of Gastroenterology

Oversimplifying Beliefs About Causes of Mental Illness May Hinder Social Acceptance

Belief that mental illness is biological has increased among both health experts and the public in recent years. But campaigns to treat it as a disease and remove stigma may be lacking because other factors, such as bad character and upbringing, stil...

– Baylor University

Society and Mental Health

NUS Study: Gratitude Helps Drug Abusers Better Cope with Stress and Challenges

Two psychologists from the National University of Singapore found that drug abusers who have more grateful dispositions have less severe drug use.

– National University of Singapore

Substance Use & Misuse

New Skin Barrier Product Reduces Costs for Ostomy Care

Ostomy patients using a new type of skin barrier product—infused with ceramides that play an essential role in the normal barrier function of the skin—experience lower costs of care, according to a randomized trial published in the Journal of Wou...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing

Most Patients with Unknown Spinal Cord Disease Later Given Specific Diagnosis, Study Shows

A study by Mayo Clinic researchers found that most patients with suspected spinal cord inflammation of unknown cause have an alternative, specific diagnosis. The research is published in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neuro...

– Mayo Clinic


Veterans with PTSD Pay More Attention to Surprises

The results suggest that people with PTSD don't necessarily have a disrupted response to unexpected outcomes, rather they pay more attention to these surprises.

– Virginia Tech


Rural ER Patients See Health Care Provider More Quickly if Hospital Is Equipped with Telemedicine Services

Patients at rural hospitals with telemedicine services see a health care provider six minutes more quickly than patients in hospitals that have no such technology, according to a new study from University of Iowa researchers.

– University of Iowa

Telemedicine and e-Health

Bad Air Quality Along Utah’s Wasatch Front Causes More Than 200 Cases of Pneumonia Each Year

Air pollution erodes the health of adults over age 65, a population particularly vulnerable to the effects of pneumonia.

– University of Utah Health

Illnesses Caused by Recreation on the Water Costs $2.9 Billion Annually in the US

Swimming, paddling, boating and fishing account for more than 90 million cases of gastrointestinal, respiratory, ear, eye and skin-related illnesses per year in the U.S. with an estimated annual cost of $2.9 billion, according to a new report by Univ...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Environmental Health

5 Ways to Use Petroleum Jelly for Skin Care

The skin is the body’s largest organ, so it’s important to take good care of it. However, doing so doesn’t necessarily mean breaking the bank, say dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology. In fact, petroleum jelly, a common, inex...

– American Academy of Dermatology

includes video

Global BioLife, a Biomedical Subsidiary of Singapore eDevelopment Limited, Completes Cancer Research for New Universal Therapeutic Drug Platform

Global BioLife Inc. ("Global BioLife"), a subsidiary of Singapore Exchange-listed Singapore eDevelopment Limited ("SeD"), announced today the completion of the initial cancer research portion for the study of its new universal therapeutic drug platfo...

– Global BioLife

Free WCG Foundation Webinars Offer Insights on Speeding Access to Experimental Drugs for Intermediate-Size Patient Populations

WCG Foundation will host free webinars Jan. 25 and Feb. 5 on how to streamline the application process for experimental medications for intermediate-size populations of desperately ill patients.

– WCG Foundation

Amidst Opioid Crisis, NYU Meyers' Center for Drug Use and HIV/HCV Research Studying Prevention, Treatment of Opioid Abuse

The Center for Drug Use and HIV/HCV Research (CDUHR) at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing has increasingly focused its research on opioid abuse, both in urban and rural settings.

Expert Available

– New York University

Doctor Offers Tips on Warding Off a Cold

There a few common sense, if perhaps overlooked, steps one can take to reduce one’s risk for catching a cold.

Expert Available

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

Tiny Antibiotic Beads Fight Infections After Joint Replacement

More than 1 million people undergo total joint replacements each year, and nearly 10,000 will develop infections. To reduce this infection risk, a Houston Methodist orthopedic surgeon created small antibiotic beads that are implanted with the new joi...

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– Houston Methodist

Researchers Seek Blood Test for Early Lung Cancer Detection

Researchers at Rush University Medical Center are trying to answer that question by working to develop a blood test for early detection of lung cancer. The National Cancer Institute awarded this endeavor a two-year $275,000 grant on Jan. 1.

– Rush University Medical Center


Researchers Receive $2.8 Million to Repurpose FDA-approved Drugs to Treat Alzheimer’s Disease


– Case Western Reserve University

National Institute on Aging; NIH

2018 AANEM Annual Meeting: Funds Available for Physicians from Economically Developing Countries to Attend

The AANEM Foundation is offering International Fellowship Award opportunities for up to 5 physicians from economically developing countries to attend the 2018 AANEM Annual Meeting in Washington, DC on October 10-13, 2018.

– American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

2018 AANEM Annual Meeting

Graduate Students Land Elusive National Institute of Health Fellowships

One of the NIH’s training awards, the highly selective Kirschstein fellowship is conferred to top U.S. graduate students in health science-related fields.

– Virginia Tech

American Society of Anesthesiologists Hosts PRACTICE MANAGEMENT™ 2018

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) will host PRACTICE MANAGEMENT™ 2018, Jan. 26-28, in New Orleans. The four-day meeting will bring together 700 leaders and subject-matter experts in anesthesia to share new research, knowledge and cri...

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Professor Selected to Help Lead Global Forum

Caswell Evans appointed as co-chair of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education

– University of Illinois at Chicago

ISPOR Establishes New Patient Council

ISPOR announced the establishment of a new advisory council devoted to patient engagement. The formation of the Patient Council reflects the Society’s long-standing commitment to engagement of patient representatives in healthcare research and deci...

– ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

University of Kansas Announces Nearly $25 Million National Institutes of Health Grant to Accelerate Clinical and Translational Research

.The University of Kansas today announced and celebrated a five-year nearly $25 million grant from the National Institutes of Health that will fund Frontiers: University of Kansas Clinical and Translational Science Institute (KU CTSI). This grant cur...

– University of Kansas Cancer Center

Dr. Mark Israel, Former Director of Dartmouth's Cancer Center, Named National Executive Director of the Israel Cancer Research Fund

Nationally Recognized Oncologist to Head Largest Non-Profit Dedicated to Funding Cancer Research in Israel

– Israel Cancer Research Fund

Tulane Disease-Fighting Effort Named a “Best Bet” for Donor Support

A Tulane University proposal to establish a comprehensive system of infectious disease response, from early detection to the development of new treatments, has been named a “Best Bet” by one of the nation’s leading philanthropic research center...

– Tulane University

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Science News

Scouting the Eagles: Proof That Protecting Nests Aids Reproduction

Reproduction among bald eagles in a remote national park in Minnesota was aided when their nests were protected from human disturbance, according to a study published today (Jan. 9, 2018) in the Journal of Applied Ecology.

– University of Wisconsin-Madison

Journal of Applied Ecology

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

Climate Change Drives Collapse in Marine Food Webs

A new study has found that levels of commercial fish stocks could be harmed as rising sea temperatures affect their source of food.

– University of Adelaide

PLOS Biology

Embargo expired on 09-Jan-2018 at 14:00 ET

Planets Around Other Stars Are Like Peas in a Pod

A study of 909 planets and 355 stars carried out at the W.M. Keck Observatory reveals that, unlike our solar system, other planetary systems are distinguished by strict regularity.

– Universite de Montreal

The Astronomical Journal, Jan 2018.; The Trottier Family Foundation, ; Hubble Fellowship grant; National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship; NASA; NASA...

Embargo expired on 09-Jan-2018 at 14:00 ET

Robotic Weeders: To a Farm Near You?

The future of weeding is here, and it comes in the form of a robot. Specialty crops such as lettuce, broccoli, tomatoes, and onions may be the first to benefit.

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

Further Reducing Injections of Oilfield Wastewater Underground Can Prevent Larger Earthquakes

The new study shows that locations that experienced earthquakes are tied in proximity and timeliness to mass waste water injection sites. Further, the study indicates that tracking annual data on the injection well locations can help predict how corr...

– Virginia Tech

Geology, Jan-2018

Mass Extinctions Remove Species but Not Ecological Variety

Though mass extinctions wiped out staggeringly high numbers of species, they barely touched the overall "functional" diversity--how each species makes a living, be it filtering phytoplankton or eating small crustaceans, burrowing or clamping onto roc...

– University of Chicago

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Going Organic

Using Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source, researchers analyzed how organic solar cells’ crystal structures develop as they are produced under different conditions. With the APS, researchers learned how certain additives affect the microstructures o...

– Argonne National Laboratory

Advanced Materials, Oct-2017

An Exotic State of Matter Discovered in 2-D Material

Electrons are forced to the edge of the road on a thin sheet of tungsten ditelluride.

– Department of Energy, Office of Science

Nature Physics 13, 677-682 (2017). [DOI: 10.1038/nphys4091]

Discovering Secrets of Superfluids

Observed atomic dynamics helps explain bizarre flow without friction that has been puzzling scientists for decades.

– Department of Energy, Office of Science

Nature Communications 8, 15294 (2017). [DOI: 10.1038/ncomms15294]

Industrial Noise Pollution Causes Chronic Stress, Reproductive Problems in Birds

A new study by CU Boulder researchers found that blue birds nesting near noisy oil and gas operations have hormonal changes similar to people with PTSD, smaller nestlings and fewer eggs that hatch

– University of Colorado Boulder

PNAS; CNH 1414171

Machine Learning Provides a Bridge to the Texture of the Quantum World

Machine learning and neural networks are the foundation of artificial intelligence and image recognition, but now they offer a bridge to see and recognize exotic insulating phases in quantum materials.

– Department of Energy, Office of Science

Physical Review Letters 118, 216401 (2017). [DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.118.216401]

A Rare Quantum State Realized in a New Material

A revolutionary material harbors magnetism and massless electrons that travel near the speed of light—for future ultrasensitive, high-efficiency electronics and sensors.

– Department of Energy, Office of Science

Nature Materials 16, 905 (2017). [DOI: 10.1038/nmat4953]

New Discovery Could Improve Brain-Like Memory and Computing

A new discovery, led by researchers at the University of Minnesota, demonstrates the existence of a new kind of magnetoresistance involving topological insulators that could result in improvements in future computing and computer storage.

– University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering

Nature Communications

Parasites and Hosts May Respond Differently to a Warmer World

Organisms infected by parasites may respond differently to changes in temperature than their uninfected counterparts, according to new research from the University of Georgia.

– University of Georgia

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

S&T Helps Create the Standards Next USCG Cutter Polar Ice Breaker

S&T’s Office of Standards understood the need to gather in-depth data to determine how to construct the next-generation icebreaker. To do that, they needed to see, first hand, how changes to the current construct reacted to ice.

– Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

New Tipping Point Prediction Model Offers Insights to Diminishing Bee Colonies

A new method to predict tipping points – the moment at which sudden change occurs in complex networked systems – may offer insights that prevent colony collapse disorder (CCD), a phenomenon in which the majority of worker bees in a colony disapp...

– Arizona State University (ASU)

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Q&A: Alan Heirich and Elliott Slaughter Take On SLAC’s Big Data Challenges

As the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory builds the next generation of powerful instruments for groundbreaking research in X-ray science, astronomy and other fields, its Computer Science Division is preparing for the onsla...

– SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Modeling Vegetation More Accurately Using Satellite Imagery

A new modeling approach that combines MODIS and Landsat imagery and analyzes multiple images through the year promises to more accurately track changes in vegetation and land use.

– South Dakota State University

With French Grant to ‘Make Our Planet Great Again,’ This Scientist to Study Earth’s Outer Skin

Among the initial 18 scientists selected for French President Emmanuel Macron's "Make Our Planet Great Again" program is Louis Derry, professor of earth and atmospheric sciences in Cornell University’s College of Engineering and faculty fellow wit...

– Cornell University

Toxicological Sciences Celebrates 20 Years

January 2018 issue of SOT journal honors the publication's 20-year history and features the newest, groundbreaking research in toxicology.

– Society of Toxicology

Toxicological Sciences, Jan 2018, Volume 161, Issue 1

Missouri S&T Doctoral Student Enlists Drones to Detect Unexploded Landmines Through Changes in Plant Health

From U.S. Navy laboratories to battlefields in Afghanistan, researchers are lining up to explore the use of unmanned aerial vehicles to detect unexploded landmines. At Missouri University of Science and Technology, civil engineering doctoral student ...

– Missouri University of Science and Technology

Facebook Live Tech Talk: Lost Person Locator: Tools for Search and Rescue

Join S&T’s Dr. Angela Ervin and dbs Productions’ Bob Koester on Jan. 25 at 2 p.m. EST for a Facebook Live Tech Talk on the Lost Person Locator suite of SAR resources.

– Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

CCI-LED Team Receives NSF Award to Improve Retention and Engagement for Students

The team of teaching innovators in the Department of Computer Science, lead by Dr. Kalpathi Subramanian, Associate Professor, received a $541,616 award

– University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Penn State Aerospace Engineers Developing Drone for NASA Concept Mission to Saturn's Largest Moon, Titan

Researchers from the Penn State Department of Aerospace Engineering are part of a team led by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) whose proposal for a revolutionary rotorcraft to investigate Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, has been sel...

– Penn State College of Engineering

Lifestyle & Social Sciences

Linking Success in Certain Fields to Intellectual Talent Undermines Women’s Interest in Them

Due to the cultural stereotypes that portray ‘brilliance’ as a male trait, messages that tie success in a particular field, job opportunity, or college major to this trait undermine women’s interest in it.

– New York University

Journal of Experimental Social Psychology

Embargo expired on 09-Jan-2018 at 14:00 ET

Earned Income Tax Credit Increases Women’s Earnings Over Time, Study Finds

The earned income tax credit may be one of the most effective pro-work, anti-poverty mechanisms the United States has instituted. Proposed expansions of it generally cite extensive research that focuses only on its short-term benefits. But a new stud...

– University of California, Irvine


A Handout or a Hand Up?

Do you feel better about giving your uneaten sandwich to a homeless person than handing out cash? New research reveals fundamental truths—and contradictions—about how we choose to help others versus what we'd want for ourselves.

– University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business

Journal of Experimental Psychology, Aug-2017

FAU Online Graduate Business, Nursing and Education Programs Ranked in 2018 ‘U.S. News & World Report’

Florida Atlantic University’s College of Business, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and College of Education are listed in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report national rankings for “Best Online Graduate Programs.”

– Florida Atlantic University

IU Kelley School of Business hosting National Diversity Case Competition

For the seventh straight year, the Indiana University Kelley School of Business is hosting 140 undergraduate students from 35 business schools who are competing in the National Diversity Case Competition on Jan. 12 and 13.

– Indiana University

Business News

The Future of Grocery Shopping: Faster, Cheaper, Smaller

Walmart was once considered the future of grocery shopping, offering consumers a slew of discounted choices, compared to the competition. Yet, market trends point toward a faster, cheaper, smaller and more streamlined experience. The result: One o...

– Case Western Reserve University

Net Neutrality: The Importance of Open and Equal Access to the Internet

Nearly three years after the Federal Communications Commission approved “open internet” rules aimed at ensuring fair access to the web, the FCC reversed the decision last month, saying it was “restoring internet freedom.” Rutgers Today asked ...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers Today

Eccles School MBA Online program ranked Top 25 by U.S. News & World Report

The MBA Online program at the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business jumped 17 spots in the U.S. News & World Report rankings, landing at No. 25. The program was ranked No. 5 in the West.

– University of Utah, David Eccles School of Business

New Book From UVA Darden Professor and Batten Fellow Offers Road Map for Businesses to Navigate Era of Radical Transparency

In their new book Reset: Business and Society in the New Social Landscape, University of Virginia Darden School of Business Professor James Rubin (1951-2016) and Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Fellow Barie Carmichael provide a s...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business





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