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Medical News

Cascading Inflammation Associated with Lyme Arthritis Linked to Overactive Immune Response

Scientists at University of Utah Health believe they identified a mechanism that activates T cells, a key component of the immune system, which could explain the elusive link between a tick bite and persistent Lyme arthritis. The results are publishe...

– University of Utah Health

The Journal of Immunology; National Institutes of Health

Embargo expired on 05-Feb-2018 at 17:00 ET

Genetic Epidemiology: Examining the Masses to Better Understand the Individual

Genetic epidemiology is the study of how genetic factors may influence health. Twin and adoption studies have shown that about half of the risk of alcohol use disorders (AUDs) is due to differences in the genotypes that people carry, yet few specific...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 05-Feb-2018 at 10:00 ET

What Makes a Good Egg?

In approximately 15 percent of cases where couples are unable to conceive, the underlying cause of infertility is not known. Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and in the Division of Biological Sciences at UC San Die...

– University of California San Diego Health

Developmental Cell

Embargo expired on 05-Feb-2018 at 12:00 ET

New Research Suggests Your Immune System Can Protect Against MRSA Infections

After years of investigation, researchers at Johns Hopkins, the University of California, Davis, and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases have discovered how the immune system might protect a person from recurrent bacterial skin ...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

R01AR069502, R21AI126896, 1DP2OD008752; The Journal of Clinical Investigation

Embargo expired on 05-Feb-2018 at 16:00 ET

Marlene R. Miller, MD, MSc, Appointed Pediatrician-in-Chief, Chair of Pediatrics at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital

Marlene R. Miller, MD, MSc, has been appointed Pediatrician-in-Chief for University Hospitals and chair of the Department of Pediatrics at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital (UH Rainbow). Dr. Miller will also be nominated for...

– University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Embargo expired on 05-Feb-2018 at 13:00 ET

Researchers One Step Closer to Treating Organ Fibrosis

A novel antibody-based therapy that blocks the excessive formation of collagen clusters is safe and effective in multiple animal models of fibrotic disease

– Thomas Jefferson University

Monoclonal Antibodies in Immunodiagnosis and Immunotherapy

Low-Tech, Low-Cost Test Strips Show Promise for Reducing Fentanyl Overdoses

A study to assess the feasibility of checking illicit street drugs for fentanyl found that low-cost test strips detect the presence of fentanyl with a high degree of accuracy, and that the vast majority of people who use street drugs are interested i...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Children with Heart Failure from Dilated Cardiomyopathy are Seeing a Dramatic Improvement in Outcomes in Recent Years

A multi-center initiative involving 98 centers across the U.S. and Canada, conducted by the National Institutes of Health-supported Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Registry

– Children's Hospital of Michigan

Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Premature Babies Make Fewer Friends – but Not for Long

Premature babies make fewer friends, feel less accepted by peers and spend less time socialising in early childhood – but this improves when they get to school – according to new research by an international research collaboration, including the ...

– University of Warwick


Toddler Formulas and Milks - Not Recommended by Health Experts - Mislead with Health Claims

Misleading labeling on formulas and milks marketed as "toddler drinks" may confuse parents about their healthfulness or necessity, finds a new study by researchers at the NYU College of Global Public Health and the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesi...

– New York University

Preventive Medicine

Opioid Cessation May Be More Successful When Depression Is Treated

Opioid cessation in non-cancer pain may be more successful when depression is treated to remission, a Saint Louis University study shows

– Saint Louis University Medical Center

British Journal of Psychiatry; R21MH101389

Moffitt Researchers Identify New Target to Reduce Risk of Graft-Versus-Host Disease

Moffitt Cancer Center researchers are trying to identify new drug targets to reduce the risk of GVHD. Their new study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows a drug that targets the protein JAK2 may reduce the risk of...

– Moffitt Cancer Center

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Jan-2018

Loved One’s Death Could Spur Aggressive Measures Against Breast Cancer

A woman’s memories of a loved one’s experience with cancer could play a significant role in how she approaches breast cancer prevention in her own life, a new study has found.

– Ohio State University

Journal of Health Psychology

Altering Huntington’s Disease Patients’ Skin Cells Into Brain Cells Sheds Light on Disorder

Pictured are reprogrammed cells from a 71-year-old patient with Huntington's disease. Originally skin cells, these have been converted into medium spiny neurons, the cell type affected in Huntington's disease. Sampling skin cells from patients and co...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Nature Neuroscience

Mitochondrial DNA and Its Role in Cancer Metastasis

Researchers at The University of Kansas Cancer Center have found that mitochondrial DNA may contain information that could help determine the likelihood of cancer metastasizing.

– University of Kansas Cancer Center

DOI: 10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-17-2194 Published December 2017

Risk Assessment Tool Can Now Better Predict Pressure Injuries in Children

Pressure-related skin injuries, a nurse-sensitive quality indicator in hospitals, are associated with increased morbidity and higher costs of care. There’s been much attention focused on hospital-acquired pressure injuries (HAPI) in the adult popul...

– University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Journal of Pediatrics

Following Treatment Guidelines More Important Than Volume for Assessing Heart Failure Care

Looking at how well hospitals adhere to treatment guidelines for heart failure is more important than comparing patient volumes at hospitals, new research shows.

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

Health Indicators for Newborns of Breast Cancer Survivors May Vary by Cancer Type

In a study published in the International Journal of Cancer, researchers analyzed health indicators for children born to young breast cancer survivors in North Carolina.

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

International Journal of Cancer, Feb-2018

Health Indicators for Newborns of Breast Cancer Survivors May Vary by Cancer Type

In a study published in the International Journal of Cancer, researchers analyzed health indicators for children born to young breast cancer survivors in North Carolina.

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

International Journal of Cancer-2017

Untimely Immune Cell Clocks May Contribute To Obesity And Diabetes In Shift Workers

About 15 million Americans don’t have a typical nine-to-five workday, and many of these may see their schedule change drastically one week to the next. As a result, these shift workers’ biological clocks cannot keep accurate time, potentially mak...

– Texas A&M University

FASEB Journal, Feb-2018; Center for Translational Environmental Health Research ; National Cancer Institute Outstanding Investigator Award

Hope for Patients with Lymphedema - New Surgical Treatment Offered at the CHUM

The Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) is now offering a new surgical treatment for patients with lymphedema, swelling caused by the abnormal accumulation of lymph fluid in a body part, most often the arms or legs. Lymphovenous...

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

Ky. Website Gives Real-Time Information about Space Availability in Addiction Treatment Programs

A new website will provide a vital link for Kentucky health care providers, court officials, families and individuals seeking options for substance abuse treatment and recovery. “Find Help Now KY” ( will deliver real-time in...

– University of Kentucky

How Does Your Brain "Code" Pizza?

At the International Society of Neurogastronomy symposium, neuroscientists, food scientists, and chefs will discuss food-brain phenomena and their role in health and medicine.

– University of Kentucky


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From Laboratory to Marketplace

New solutions for cybersecurity, energy and medical research are in the hands of companies who can use them to create new products and services, thanks to efforts to transfer them from the lab to industry. The Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest...

– Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

FLC national meeting

Vanderbilt’s Heart Transplant Program Reaches New Record

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) performed a record number of heart transplants in 2017, surpassing the 2016 milestone and securing its place as the second-busiest heart transplant program in the country.

– Vanderbilt University Medical Center

10 Facts Every Woman Should Know about Heart Disease

For Heart Month, NewYork-Presbyterian cardiologists provide 10 tips for women about heart disease and how to protect yourself.

– New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Reversing Blood Flow Reduces Stroke Risk During Carotid Artery Procedure

Loyola Medicine is the first academic medical center in Illinois to use the TCAR system, which reduces stroke risk during carotid artery procedures by temporarily reversing blood flow.

– Loyola University Health System

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More Robust Listeria Risk Assessment by Including Heat-Injured Cells

Developing assessment models that more accurately predict the risk of Listeria contamination, particularly with regard to heat-injured cells, will help food manufacturers enhance food safety protocols—and protect consumers from foodborne pathogens....

– South Dakota State University

Abstracts Released for the Cutting Edge Developments Presented at ACTRIMS Forum 2018

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– Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Scleroses (ACTRIMS)

Northwestern University Researcher Announced as ATS Foundation/Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Research Fellowship in Sarcoidosis Awardee

Deborah Winter, PhD, of Northwestern University has been awarded the new ATS Foundation/Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Research Fellowship in Sarcoidosis.

– American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Five New Endocrinologists at Jersey Shore University Medical Center Fill Vital Need for Expertise in Central and Southern Jersey

Physicians based in Monmouth County now accepting new patients with diabetes, thyroid disease and other glandular disorders.

– Hackensack Meridian Health

Forum to Give Latest on MDS Treatment

The Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) Foundation and The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center are sponsoring a free public information forum about MDS. Presenters include Cecilia Arana Yi, MD, from the UNM Cancer Center, and Emily A. Kn...

– University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

Science News

New Study Sheds Light on Moon's Slow Retreat From Frozen Earth

A study led by University of Colorado Boulder researchers provides new insight into the Moon's excessive equatorial bulge, a feature that solidified in place over four billion years ago as the Moon gradually distanced itself from the Earth.

– University of Colorado Boulder

Geophysical Research Letters

Embargo expired on 06-Feb-2018 at 00:05 ET

Physical Characteristics and Chloride Permeability of Internally Cured Concrete Studied Using Organic and Inorganic Materials

An experimental study examines the physical characteristics of internally cured concrete using organic and inorganic materials, including chloride-related responses.

– American Concrete Institute (ACI)

ACI Materials Journal January 2018

Embargo expired on 06-Feb-2018 at 09:00 ET

Beyond Silicon: Researchers Solve a Materials Mystery Key to Next-Generation Electronic Devices

Writing today (Feb. 5, 2018) in the journal Nature Materials, UW-Madison materials scientist Chang-Beom Eom and his collaborators provided evidence of a hole gas coexisting with two-dimensional electron gas.

– University of Wisconsin-Madison

Nature Materials

Embargo expired on 05-Feb-2018 at 11:00 ET

North American Ice Sheet Decay Forced Change in Antarctic Climate

The changing topography of ice sheets in the Northern Hemisphere during the last Ice Age forced changes in the climate of Antarctica, a previously undocumented inter-polar climate change mechanism.

– University of Colorado Boulder


Embargo expired on 05-Feb-2018 at 11:00 ET

Hubble Probes Atmospheres of Exoplanets in TRAPPIST-1 Habitable Zone

Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have conducted the first spectroscopic survey of the Earth-sized planets within the habitable zone around the nearby star TRAPPIST-1. Hubble reveals that at least three of the exoplanets (d, e, and f) do n...

– Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

Nature Astronomy, Feb-2018

Embargo expired on 05-Feb-2018 at 11:00 ET

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Construction-Based Toys and Video Games Improve Childhood Spatial Skills

Childhood play experiences strongly shape a person's spatial skills and those skills can be critical to success in fields like science and engineering.

– University of Colorado Boulder


Embargo expired on 05-Feb-2018 at 14:00 ET

Researchers Demonstrate First Experimental Evidence for Superionic Ice

A research team from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Rochester have provided the first experimental evidence for superionic conduction in water ice at planetary interior conditions,...

– Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Nature Physics, Feb-5-2018

Online Tool Speeds Up Evolution Education

The biology teacher's pedagogical toolbox is evolving. Bright colors, replicating computer code and a digital petri dish bring evolution science to life for students.

– Michigan Technological University

The American Biology Teacher, Vol. 80 No. 2, February 2018

UF Reports 2017 as Average Year for Worldwide Shark Attacks, Deaths

With 88 reported unprovoked shark attacks and five fatalities worldwide, 2017 was “just an average year,” according to the University of Florida International Shark Attack File.

– University of Florida

Farm Sunshine, Not Cancer: Replacing Tobacco Fields with Solar Arrays

Michigan Tech researchers contend that tobacco farmers could increase profits by converting their land to solar farms, which in turn provides renewable energy generation.

– Michigan Technological University

Land Use Policy

Lactation Hormone Cues Birds to Be Good Parents

Toppling a widespread assumption that a “lactation” hormone only cues animals to produce food for their babies, Cornell University researchers have shown the hormone also prompts zebra finches to be good parents.

– Cornell University

Hormones and Behavior, Feb-2018

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Team Develops New Type of Powerful Battery

A multi-institution team of scientists led by Texas A&M University chemist Sarbajit Banerjee has discovered an exceptional metal-oxide magnesium battery cathode material, moving researchers one step closer to delivering batteries that promise higher ...

– Texas A&M University

Chem, Feb-2018; National Science foundation; NASA

Fish Study IDs Genes That Regulate Social Behaviors

Genes in an area of the brain that is relatively similar in fish, humans and all vertebrates appear to regulate how organisms coordinate and shift their behaviors, according to a new Cornell University study.

– Cornell University

Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Jan-2018

Advances in Fabricating Nanocrystalline Diamonds to Study Materials Under Extreme Conditions

A new study finds that the manufacturing process of novel, nanocrystalline-diamond micro-anvils that can produce a pressure nearly two times greater than that found at the center of the Earth has proved to be “remarkably consistent” and demonstra...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

DE-FG02-99ER45775; Scientific Report; DE-NA0002928; DE-NA002006; DE-NA0001974; DE-AC02-06CH11357

Atomic Vibes During Melting?

Where does the heat go when a glass melts into a liquid? Not to changing the vibrations of atoms….

– Department of Energy, Office of Science

Nature Physics 13, 900 (2017). [DOI: 10.1038/NPHYS4142]

New Research Will Help Beef Industry Increase Sustainability

U of A engineering and agriculture faculty are working with the National Cattleman’s Beef Association to identify practices that will increase efficiency and sustainability in the beef industry.

– University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Sterile Neutrino Sleuths

The Short-Baseline Neutrino (SBN) Program at the US Department of Energy’s Fermilab is further unraveling the mysteries of neutrinos with three vast detectors filled with ultrapure liquid argon.

– Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

Petroleum Engineering Researchers at Missouri S&T Renew Industry Collaboration on Gel to Reduce Excess Water During Oil Production

A Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher's quest for a superior preformed particle gel that can be injected into oil reservoirs has the financial support of industry heavyweights such as ConocoPhillips, Occidental Petroleum and Daqi...

– Missouri University of Science and Technology

Long-Lasting, Solar-Powered Tag to Track Birds Over Their Lifetimes

Cornell University researchers have created a solar wildlife tag, an innovation that solves key challenges in bird-tracking devices: how to make them lightweight and long-lasting.

– Cornell University

Columbia Engineers Win $4.7M DARPA Grant to Revolutionize Augmented Reality Glasses

Thanks to a DARPA grant, Columbia Engineers are working with colleagues at Stanford, UMass Amherst, and Trex Enterprises Corporation to develop a revolutionary lightweight glass that is able to dynamically monitor the wearer’s vision and display co...

– Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

DARPA grant

UW's Large Research Vessel, R/V Thomas G. Thompson, Gets Back to Work

This first of three global-class U.S. academic research vessels has completed its midlife overhaul and is back on the water.

– University of Washington

Northwestern Professor Wins Prestigious Harvey Prize

Northwestern University Professor Tobin Marks will be awarded the 2017 Harvey Prize in Science and Technology from the Technion in Israel for his breakthrough research in chemistry. Marks, the Vladimir N. Ipatieff Professor of Chemistry in the Weinbe...

– Northwestern University

Lifestyle & Social Sciences

Stony Brook University President Dr. Samuel L. Stanley Jr. To Represent SUNY as Panelist at 2018 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit Feb. 5 & 6 in Arizona

With climate change atop the global agenda and one of the top concerns of municipalities across the country, according to the just published findings of the 2017 Menino Survey of Mayors, universities are expanding their roles in taking meaningful act...

– Stony Brook University

Embargo expired on 06-Feb-2018 at 06:00 ET

Secure Attachment to God Among Religious Older Adults is Linked to Good Mental Health

Older individuals who are securely attached to God experience increased optimism over time, and those with confidence in God’s forgiveness often experience higher self-esteem and satisfaction, according to a Baylor University study.

– Baylor University

Journal of Research on Aging

Dim Light May Make US Dumber

Spending too much time in dimly lit rooms and offices may actually change the brain's structure and hurt one's ability to remember and learn, indicates groundbreaking research by Michigan State University neuroscientists.

– Michigan State University

Hippocampus, Dec-2017

Dissatisfaction in Three Dimensions: Researcher Finds Link Between 3-D Body Scans, Feelings of Dejection

In a paper published in the Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, Jessica Ridgway, an assistant professor of retail entrepreneurship in the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship, asserts that mood and body satisfaction can take major hits after view...

– Florida State University

Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, Dec-2017

Building to Withstand Natural Disasters Pays Off, New Research Shows

A new study has found that for every $1 spent to exceed building codes and make new structures more hazard-resistant, society saves $4. Retrofitting saves $6. Doing both could prevent 600 deaths, 1 million injuries and 4,000 cases of post-traumatic s...

– University of Colorado Boulder

National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS)

A Black Pop Cultural Hero Leaps Onto the Big Screen

“Bigotry and racism are among the deadliest social ills plaguing the world today… if man is ever to be worthy of his destiny, then we must fill our hearts with tolerance.”

– University of Manitoba

Fostering Global Innovation in a Developing Economy: Lessons from India

Professor Rajkumar Venkatesan led a dialogue in Mumbai among the country’s leading government officials, business executives, serial entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and angel investors. During the most recent Global Innovators Roundtable, an ong...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

#MeToo Movement Only the Beginning

Jennifer Hunt, Buffalo State associate professor of psychology, said the events that have occurred during the recent #MeToo movement are only the beginning in making changes to the way women are treated. Hunt is a social psychologist whose research...

Expert Available

– SUNY Buffalo State

UIC Latino Groups to Host Forum on US Immigration Detention Centers

Forum to discuss policies involving family detention for undocumented immigrants.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

UIC Library Leader Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Mary Case, who was co-chair of the UIC Obama Presidential Library Steering Committee, recognized.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Business News

You Might Be Paying Too Much for Ads on Google, Bing

New research out of Binghamton University, State University of New York suggests that instead of just spending to get that top spot, advertisers should be considering other factors as well to ensure they are getting the best results from their sponso...

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Journal of Business Research, Nov-2017





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