Neurons in mice afflicted with the genetic defect that causes Fragile X syndrome (FXS) appear similar to those in healthy mice, but these neurons fail to interact normally, resulting in the long-known cognitive impairments, shows a new study by a tea...
– New York University
Neuron Embargo expired on 18-Jan-2018 at 12:00 ET
• Among working-aged adults who started dialysis between 1996 and 2013, employment was low throughout the study period at 23-24%, and 38% of patients who were employed 6 months prior to being diagnosed with kidney failure stopped working by the tim...
– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)
Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology doi: 10.2215/CJN.06470617 Embargo expired on 18-Jan-2018 at 17:00 ET
In this issue, find research on medical expenses furthering income inequality, Medicaid expansion and infant mortality, abortion denial causing financial hardship and more
– American Public Health Association (APHA)
American Journal of Public Health Embargo expired on 18-Jan-2018 at 16:00 ET
A new Michigan State University study is helping to answer a pressing question among scientists of just how close mice are to people when it comes to researching cancer.
– Michigan State University
PLOS Genetics Embargo expired on 18-Jan-2018 at 14:00 ET
Among patients older than 80 years, 3.9 percent receiving surgery passed away within the 30-day post-treatment window, compared with 0.9 percent of patients receiving focused radiation.
– University of Colorado Cancer Center
Journal of Clinical Oncology
Data collected during a long-term health study provides additional evidence for a link between increased risk of cancer in individuals with advanced gum disease, according to a new collaborative study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg...
– Johns Hopkins Medicine
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Bowling Green State University Associate Professor of sociology Dr. Karen Guzzo and an Ohio State University researcher analyzed data that establishes a long-term linkage between adolescent reproductive knowledge and attitude and adult contraceptive ...
– Bowling Green State University
Matern Child Health J (2018) 22: 32
Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers developed a single blood test that screens for eight common cancer types and helps identify the location of the cancer.
– Johns Hopkins Medicine
Science; P50-CA62924, P50-CA102701, CA06973, GM-07309, U01CA152753
Sandia National Laboratories researchers want to use small magnetic sensors to image the brain in a way that’s simpler and less expensive than the magnetoencephalography system now used.
– Sandia National Laboratories
Physics in Medicine and Biology
Decline in reading and watching TV before bed and increasing opportunities to perform tasks online and from home could be why, Penn study finds
– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Columbia University researchers have identified two new breast cancer genes that also cause Lynch syndrome.
– Columbia University Medical Center
Genetics in Medicine, January 18, 2018
Female kidney donors who are overweight may be at a greater risk for preeclampsia during pregnancy than those with normal body weight, according to a new study. The increased risk is due to a reduction in a type of kidney function called renal functi...
– American Physiological Society (APS)
American Journal of Physiology—Renal Physiology
Doctors have long treated heart attacks, improved asthma symptoms, and cured impotence by increasing levels of a single molecule in the body: nitric oxide.
The tiny molecule can change how proteins function. But new research featured in Molecular C...
– Case Western Reserve University
Molecular Cell; NIH
According to Altmetric, which tracks the distribution and discussion of research papers online, a July article by several Yale physicians is the most-discussed paper ever published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI). The title of ...
– Yale Cancer Center
Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Most patients who live alone can be safely discharged home from the hospital to recover after hip or knee replacement surgery, suggests a study in the January 17, 2018 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in partners...
– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
A new study found that women who took a specially prepared blend of minerals and nutrients for a month saw their 3-mile run times drop by almost a minute. The women who took the supplement also saw improvements in distance covered in 25 minutes on a ...
– Ohio State University
Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
New findings could change how iron metabolism in the human body is understood, and open new horizons for research and therapeutics for inflammatory diseases and neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson's disease.
– American Technion Society
Blood Journal, Jan 18-2018
UCLA team shows in the laboratory that an inhibitor can be developed to break down the herpes virus.
– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences
Nature, Jan. 17, 2018; National Institutes of Health (NIH) (DE025567, GM071940, AI094386, CA091791 and CA177322)
A registry that tracks the quality of medical care provided to patients receiving cancer treatment launched this month as part of a collaboration between the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the American Society for Radiation Oncology...
– American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)
The Neuro-Ophthalmology Program at NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn provides a new level of advanced neurological care to the community.
– NYU Langone Hospital - Brooklyn
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, in collaboration with a team of researchers at the George Washington University and the René Rachou Institute, have received funding from the National Institutes of Health for a Phase Ib clinical trial for ...
– George Washington University
More than 100 of the nation’s leading patient and provider organizations – including the American College of Rheumatology – are urging Congressional leaders to immediately reverse a new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) policy that...
– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has appointed a leading national expert in gun violence prevention, Daniel Webster, as its first Bloomberg Professor of American Health, an endowed position supported by the Bloomberg American Healt...
– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Wistar is pleased to announce it has been awarded a $1,494,972 grant by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to advance a DNA-based vaccine candidate for protection against malarial infection utilizing a synthetic DNA platform created in the lab of Da...
– Wistar Institute
Verda J. Hicks, M.D., FACS, FACOG has joined Hackensack Meridian Health as chief of Gynecologic Oncology at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. She also is medical director of Gynecologic Oncology for Hackensack Meridian Health Cancer Care in Mon...
– Hackensack Meridian Health
Announcement of the 2018 Harrington Scholar-Innovator Award recipients by the Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio.
– University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
– University of California San Diego Health
The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) will hold a free seminar, “The Link Between Diabetes & Your Heart,” on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 in New York City. The seminar, part of a series of Mini-Med School seminars conducted by the CRF Women...
– Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF)
For the first time, scientists can see in minute-time resolution how cells package chromosomes into highly condensed structures prior to cell division.
– Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
Science, January-2018 Embargo expired on 18-Jan-2018 at 14:00 ET
More than 700,000 Americans were hospitalized due to illnesses associated with the seasonal flu during the 2014–15 flu season, according to federal estimates. A radical new approach to vaccine development at UCLA may help lower that figure for futu...
– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences
Science, Jan. 18, 2018 Embargo expired on 18-Jan-2018 at 14:00 ET
What lives in your dirt? University of Colorado Boulder researchers are one step closer to finding out after compiling the first global atlas of soil bacterial communities and identifying a group of around 500 key species that are both common and abu...
– University of Colorado Boulder
Science Embargo expired on 18-Jan-2018 at 14:00 ET
Writing in the prestigious journal Science, 30 global experts associated with the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) have presented an innovative new approach to obtaining benefits from nature.
– University of Portsmouth
Science 19 Jan 2018: Vol. 359, Issue 6373, pp. 270-272 DOI: 10.1126/science.aap8826
A Berkeley Lab-led team of researchers has reported that a new lithium-sulfur battery component allows a doubling in capacity compared to a conventional lithium-sulfur battery, even after more than 100 charge cycles.
– Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Nature Communications, Dec. 22, 2017
Tropical forests span a huge area, harbor a wide diversity of species, and are important to water and nutrient cycling. Researchers used high-tech tools to more precisely view where these cleared sites were and the lasting impact they had on the rain...
– University of New Hampshire
An international review led by the University of Queensland and WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) says that many native carnivores that live in and around human habitation are declining at an unprecedented rate – spelling bad news for humans who ...
– Wildlife Conservation Society
Nature Ecology & Evolution
Researchers analyzed the archived mission reports from the Apollo moonwalks to see how well moonwalkers were able to stick to their expected timelines. On nearly every extravehicular activity, activities took longer than predicted to complete.
– Georgia Institute of Technology
Northwestern University researchers have developed a first-of-its-kind technique for creating entirely new classes of optical materials and devices that could lead to light bending and cloaking devices — news to make the ears of Star Trek’s Spock...
– Northwestern University
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A new study from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and partners reveals for the first time the ways in which wild weather swings and extreme icing events are negatively impacting the largest land mammal of the Earth’s polar realms—the muskoxen....
– Wildlife Conservation Society
A new study reveals that omnivorous New World noctilionoid bats, those species with diets including both plant and animal materials, produce more new species in the long run than specialized vegetarian or insectivorous species.
– Stony Brook University
Argonne’s Cyber Fed Model provides a community-based system for near-real-time dissemination of cyberthreat indicators, defensive measures, and tools to simplify use of this information. Once the system detects an attack, it rapidly repairs the loc...
– Argonne National Laboratory
The project, led by Northern Arizona University professor Loren Buck, has the potential to change the way scientists understand life on Earth.
– Northern Arizona University
Professors Scott Goetz and Michelle Mack earned a $2 million grant to study the resiliency and vulnerability of the boreal forest in central Alaska.
– Northern Arizona University
This year's symposium received 290 abstract submissions, representing research from faculty-led labs at 22 CSU campuses. Projects focused on topics ranging from developing an antiviral for the West Nile virus to targeting enzymes that contribute to A...
– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office
Just months after completing a nine-year construction project to upgrade its research capabilities, the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility has delivered its next technological success: For the first time, the Contin...
– Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
Paul Dabbar, the Department of Energy Under Secretary for Science, visited SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Jan. 17 for a day of tours and discussions on how the lab is driving scientific innovation. His visit included meetings with SLAC and Stan...
– SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Three University of Florida scientists will use the grants to study ways to help growers cope with the disease, including research on genetic editing that may produce potentially resistant fruit and trees.
– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
Apply for ASCB’s Public Engagement Grants. Grantees will receive from $10,000 to $35,000 for bold ideas that engage local communities with the process of science and increase public scientific literacy. The application deadline is March 31.
– American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)
Indiana University astrobiologist Lisa Pratt has been named to a NASA position responsible for protecting the planet from microscopic threats originating on other planets. As planetary protection officer, she will be responsible for the protection of...
– Indiana University
Babies are adept at getting what they need – including an education. New research shows that babies organize mothers’ verbal responses, which promotes more effective language instruction, and infant babbling is the key.
– Cornell University
Developmental Science, Dec-2017
A one-hour documentary film based on the oral histories of eight North Dakota journalists illustrates the important role newspapers play in their community.
– South Dakota State University
Newspaper PIoneers documentary
A nationally known jazz publisher is sponsoring a free jazz concert series at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
– University of Illinois at Chicago
Jeffery Robinson, deputy legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union and director of the ACLU’s Trone Center for Justice & Equality, will discuss “Racial Bias in America: How Did We Get Here & Why Are We Stuck?” as part of the Perspect...
– University of California, Irvine
The University of California San Diego today announced that Rep. John Lewis, often called “one of the most courageous persons the civil rights movement ever produced,” will offer the keynote address at the invitation-only UC San Diego All Campus ...
– University of California San Diego