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Kidney Stones on the Rise, Mayo Clinic Study Finds

Kidney stones are a painful health condition, often requiring multiple procedures at great discomfort to the patient. Growing evidence suggests that the incidence of kidney stones is increasing steadily, especially in women. Using data from the Roche...

– Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic Proceedings

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Aumentan Los Cálculos Renales, Descubre Estudio De Mayo Clinic

Los cálculos renales son dolorosos y generalmente requieren de varios procedimientos muy molestos para los pacientes. Cada vez hay más pruebas acerca de que la incidencia de los cálculos renales aumenta continuamente, sobre todo entre las mujeres....

– Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Embargo expired on 13-Feb-2018 at 00:15 ET

Cabozantinib Shows Significant Activity in the First Line for Differentiated Thyroid Cancer

Results of a new phase II clinical trial indicate that cabozantinib offers an active therapy option for patients with differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) that has progressed following surgery and treatment with radioactive iodine (RAI). Thirty-four o...

– American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

Multidisc Head and Neck Cancers Symposium, Feb-2018

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

Words Do Matter: A Reminder to Practice Empathy


– Diseases of the Colon and Rectum Journal

Diseases of the Colon & Rectum

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Is Your Child in Excellent or Very Good Health? If Not, Read On...

According to 2015 National Health Interview Survey data published by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, it is estimated that about 85% of children under the age of 18 are in excellent or very good health. What happens to the rest? Many ar...

– Diseases of the Colon and Rectum Journal

Diseases of the Colon & Rectum

Embargo expired on 12-Feb-2018 at 10:00 ET

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Managing Postoperative Pain in the Cancer Patient

In the March issue of Diseases of the Colon & Rectum, surgeons from Australia discuss postoperative pain control pain control following one of the most extensive operations performed for pelvic cancer. In an era where many studies have shown that pa...

– Diseases of the Colon and Rectum Journal

Diseases of the Colon & Rectal

Embargo expired on 12-Feb-2018 at 10:00 ET

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Study Suggests Way to Attack Deadly, Untreatable Nerve Tumors

Genomic profiling of mostly untreatable and deadly nerve sheath tumors led scientists to test a possible therapeutic strategy that inhibited tumor growth in lab tests on human tumor cells and mouse models, according to research in the journal Cancer ...

– Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Cancer Cell, Feb-2018

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Family History Increases Breast Cancer Risk Even in Older Women: Weighing Screening Options

Family history of breast cancer continues to significantly increase chances of developing invasive breast tumors in aging women — those ages 65 and older, according to research published in JAMA Internal Medicine. The findings could impact mammogra...

– Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

JAMA Internal Medicine

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Naltrexone Treatment Is More Effective for Heavy Drinkers Who Use Nicotine/Cigarettes

There are medications available to help people who drink excessive amounts of alcohol reduce or stop their drinking. One such medication is the opioid antagonist naltrexone, which has been approved for treatment of alcohol dependence by the Food and ...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 12-Feb-2018 at 10:00 ET

Which Patients with Diverticulitis Require Surgery?

In the March issue of Diseases of the Colon & Rectum, surgeons from Birmingham, England, studied 5 years of National Health Service data of patients admitted for acute diverticulitis in an effort to identify factors associated with the need for elect...

– Diseases of the Colon and Rectum Journal

Diseases of the Colon and Rectum

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Experimental Therapy Restores Nerve Insulation Damaged by Disease

When the body attacks its own healthy tissues in an autoimmune disease, peripheral nerve damage handicaps people and causes persistent neuropathic pain when insulation on healing nerves doesn’t fully regenerate. Unfortunately, there are no effectiv...

– Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Nature Medicine, Feb-2018

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Which Commonly Prescribed Drug is More Effective for Infants with Epilepsy?

Comparison of two of the most commonly prescribed drugs for infants with nonsyndromic epilepsy revealed that levetiracetam was more effective than phenobarbital, according a multicenter, observational study published in JAMA Pediatrics. After six mon...

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

JAMA Pediatrics, Feb-2018

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Opioid Use Increases Risk of Serious Infections

Opioid users have a significantly increased risk of infections severe enough to require treatment at the hospital, such as pneumonia and meningitis, as compared to people who don’t use opioids.

– Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Annals of Internal Medicine

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Bed Bug Histamines Are Substantial, Persistent in Infested Homes

Nuisance pest into medically important threat? A North Carolina State University study shows that histamine levels are substantially higher in homes infested by bed bugs than in pest-free homes, and that these histamine levels persist for months – ...

– North Carolina State University


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Mount Sinai Researchers Identify New Intracellular Pathway to Promote Pain Relief Without Increasing the Risk of Addiction

Study results may provide mechanism to make opioids safer and more efficient

– Mount Sinai Health System

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

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Medicaid Expansion in Kentucky Improves Breast Cancer Care for Women 20 to 64 Years Old

Kentucky researchers report rates of diagnosis of early stage disease and utilization of less invasive operations have increased since 2014.

– American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Journal of the American College of Surgeons

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Newly Identified Potential Therapeutic Approach Kills Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Cells in Pre-Clinical Study

Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), a highly aggressive, relapse-prone cancer that accounts for one-fourth of all breast cancers, could be the focus of a new area of study for immune checkpoint blockade therapy. A team of researchers at The Univer...

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Cancer Cell

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Opioid Use Increases Risk Of Serious Infections

Opioid users have a significantly increased risk of infections severe enough to require treatment at the hospital, such as pneumonia and meningitis, as compared to people who don’t use opioids.

– Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Annals of Internal Medicine

Embargo expired on 12-Feb-2018 at 17:00 ET

Obesity Associated with Longer Survival for Men with Metastatic Melanoma

Obese patients with metastatic melanoma who are treated with targeted or immune therapies live significantly longer than those with a normal body mass index (BMI), investigators report in a study published in Lancet Oncology of 1,918 patients in six ...

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Lancet Oncology

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Johns Hopkins Brings Therapy Dogs into ICU

In an editorial that draws on results of previously published studies and experiences in their medical intensive care unit (ICU), a team of Johns Hopkins Medicine professionals say that bringing specially trained dogs into ICUs can safely and substan...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Critical Care

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Smart Bomb Virus Shows Promise as Brain Tumor Immunotherapy

A common cold virus engineered to attack the most common and deadly of brain tumors allowed 20 percent of patients with recurrent glioblastoma to live for three years or longer, researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center repor...

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Journal of Clinical Oncology

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A Protein Could Makes Stem Cell Therapy for Heart Attack Damage More Effective

Replenishing a naturally occurring heart protein could improve stem cell therapy after a heart attack

– Thomas Jefferson University


Clues to Aging Found in Stem Cells' Genomes

Little hints of immortality are lurking in the stem cells of fruit flies

– University of Michigan


Most Children with Sickle Cell Anemia Not Receiving Key Medication to Stay Healthy

One of the greatest health threats to children with sickle cell anemia is getting a dangerous bacterial infection — but most are not receiving a key medication to reduce the risk, a new study suggests.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan


Mayo Clinic的研究发现,肾结石的患病率在上升

肾结石(Kidney stones)是十分痛苦的,而其治疗也往往需要多个令病人很不舒服的治疗程序。 越来越多的证据表明,肾结石的发病率在稳步上升,特别是在女性中。 使用罗切斯特流行病学项目(R...

– Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Light-Activated Cancer Drugs Without Toxic Side Effects: Fresh Insight

Future cancer drugs that are activated by light and don’t cause the toxic side-effects of current chemotherapy treatments are closer to becoming a reality, thanks to new research made possible by the Monash Warwick Alliance, an intercontinental col...

– University of Warwick

Chemistry - A European Journal

Huntington's Disease Provides New Cancer Weapon

Patients with Huntington’s disease, a fatal genetic illness that causes the breakdown of nerve cells in the brain, have up to 80 percent less cancer than the general population.Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered why Huntington’s is ...

– Northwestern University

EMBO Reports; R35CA197450

Researchers Inhibit Cancer Metastases via Novel Steps

In one of the first successes of its kind, researchers have inhibited the spreading of cancer cells from one part of the body to another. In doing so, they relied on a new model of how cancer metastasizes that emphasizes epigenetics, which examines h...

– Case Western Reserve University

Nature Medicine; Case Comprehensive Cancer Center; Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative; QuadW Foundation; Sarcoma Foundation of America; NIH

IU-Led Study Finds Neurotransmitter Glutamate May Play a Role in Alcohol Relapse, Addiction

Indiana University researchers scanned the brains of individuals with alcohol abuse disorder to find the neurotransmitter glutamate may play a role in some addition cravings.

– Indiana University

Journal of Alcohol and Alcoholism; R01AA13650

Progress, but Far From Perfection, on Avoiding Risky Sedatives in Older Adults

They help many people sleep, or feel calmer or less anxious. But in older people, they also double the risk of car crashes, falls and broken hips. That’s why guidelines say very few people over 65 should take medicines known as benzodiazepines. Yet...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Early View, Feb. 12, 2018 DOI: 10.1111/jgs.15292

Neutron Study of Glaucoma Drugs Offers Clues About Enzyme Targets for Aggressive Cancers

A team of researchers from ORNL’s Energy and Transportation Science Division is using neutron imaging to study particulate filters that collect harmful emissions in vehicles. A better understanding of how heat treatments and oxidation methods can ...

– Oak Ridge National Laboratory


'Intellicane' Could One Day Help Flag Gait Problems, Falling Risks More Quickly

Falling is no joke when you're a senior citizen or have balance issues. Vanderbilt engineers are working on a 'smart cane' that could help physical therapists spot and treat problems sooner.

– Vanderbilt University

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Obesity, Other Risks Play Large Role in Sudden Cardiac Arrest Among the Young

Obesity and other common cardiovascular risk factors may play a greater role in sudden cardiac arrest among younger people than previously recognized, underscoring the importance of earlier screening, a Cedars-Sinai study has found.

– Cedars-Sinai


Frequent Night Shift Work Boosts Likelihood of Type 2 Diabetes, Study Shows

A new study of 272,000 people found that the more frequently people work the night shift, the greater their likelihood of having diabetes.

– University of Colorado Boulder

Diabetes Care, Feb-2018

Building And Breaking Connections: How Neuronal Networks Influence Alcoholism

Although it has been known that alterations in the connections between neurons in the brain likely play a role in alcohol dependence and other addictions, the cause-and-effect between these brain alterations and behavior has been less clear.

– Texas A&M University

Nature Neuroscience, Feb-2018; National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism ; National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism ; National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases ...

Rutgers School of Public Health Names 2018 Convocation Speaker: Dr. Abdul El-Sayed

Rutgers School of Public Health names Dr. Abdul El-Sayed as their 2018 Convocation Speaker and Senator Frank R. Lautenberg Award recipient.

– Rutgers School of Public Health

Complimentary Press Registration Available for 2018 State-of-the-Art Clinical Symposium

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) welcomes members of the press to write about rheumatology research presented the State-of-the-Art Clinical Symposium (SOTA) in Chicago, IL, on April 13-15.

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

SOTA 2018

Only Half of Americans Say They Know CPR, Far Less Know Proper “Hands Only” Technique

When it comes to heart health emergencies, many Americans don’t have the knowledge to aid others, and often don’t know the proper way to help themselves, according to a new Cleveland Clinic survey. The survey found that slightly more than half...

– Cleveland Clinic

When the Body Attacks the Brain: Immune System Often to Blame for Encephalitis, Study Finds

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Encephalitis caused by the immune system attacking the brain is similar in frequency to encephalitis from infections, Mayo Clinic researchers report in Annals of Neurology.

– Mayo Clinic

Annals of Neurology

Providing Culturally Competent Care for African Americans Reduces Health Disparities

If healthcare providers take the time to familiarize themselves with the cultural aspects of African Americans, other minority populations, which includes religious beliefs, sexual preferences, etc., health disparities within these patients groups ca...

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

Giving New Meaning to Patient Care: Doctors to Go Skiing with Patients who have Cerebral Palsy and Other Conditions

Hospital for Special Surgery is sponsoring a ski trip for patients with cerebral palsy and other disabilities, and their orthopedic surgeons will be skiing alongside them at Windham Mountain in upstate New York on February 15.

– Hospital for Special Surgery

Pivotal Study of Focused Ultrasound to Treat Parkinson's Disease

The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) and the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM)) are leading a phase 3 study to test the safety and efficacy of using MRI-guided focused ultrasound on the brain in order to treat Parkinson’...

– University of Maryland Medical Center/School of Medicine

For Older Adults, Four-Pronged Approach Can Contribute to Healthy Aging

Jo Cleveland, M.D., professor of gerontology and geriatric medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, knows from experience that making lifestyle changes can be difficult for older adults. But she says there are four areas in which seniors can t...

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– Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

American Academy of Home Care Medicine Applauds Extension of Independence at Home (IAH) Demonstration

The American Academy of Home Care Medicine (AAHCM) applauds Congressional leaders for including a two-year extension of the successful Independence at Home (IAH) demonstration in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, signed by the President.

– American Academy of Home Care Medicine

ATS Foundation/ResMed Research Fellowship Awardee Named

Jeremy Orr, MD, of University of California, San Diego, has been awarded the new ATS Foundation/ResMed Research Fellowship in Noninvasive Ventilation (NIV) in COPD.

– American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Integrated Care of Patients with Atrial Fibrillation Symposium, Hosted by UNC School of Medicine

The UNC School of Medicine will host a continuing professional education (CPE) symposium on March 10, 2018 in Chapel Hill to educate medical professionals on the streamlining of care for patients with Atrial fibrillation or Afib.

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

Atrial Fibrillation Symposium, March 10, 2018

Heart Surgery Program Earns Top Quality Rating

MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute’s cardiac surgery program at MedStar Washington Hospital Center has earned the highest quality rating of three stars from the prestigious Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), placing it once again among the top sur...

– MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute and the Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute

University Hospitals Named One of the World's Most Ethical Companies in 2018 by Ethisphere Institute

University Hospitals in Cleveland has been recognized as one of the most ethical companies for 2018 by the Ethisphere Institute.

– University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey at University Hospital Expands Oncology Leadership

New oncology leaders for Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey at University Hospital in Newark have been named, further enhancing the facility’s expertise and ability to deliver National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Cent...

– Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Science News

One Hour of Video Gaming Can Increase the Brain’s Ability to Focus

Researchers at the University of Arkansas and the Ministry of Education of China studied expert and non-expert video game players and observed that both groups showed an increase in visual selective attention after only one hour of video game play.

– University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Frontiers in Human Neuroscience

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#Epicduckchallenge Shows We Can Count on Drones

A few thousand rubber ducks, a group of experienced wildlife spotters and a drone have proven the usefulness and accuracy of drones for wildlife monitoring. A University of Adelaide study showed that monitoring wildlife using drones is more accurate ...

– University of Adelaide

Methods in Ecology and Evolution

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When It Comes to Extinction Risk, Body Size Matters

Models for extinction risk are necessarily simple. Most reduce complex ecological systems to a linear relationship between resource density and population growth—something that can be broadly applied to infer how much resource loss a species can su...

– Santa Fe Institute

Nature Communications

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

No Llamas Required

Antibodies made by camels, llamas and alpacas allow scientists to study the structure and function of proteins in disease and health. While valuable, the approach is time-consuming, costly and often unsuccessful. Overcoming this barrier, scientists...

– Harvard Medical School

Nature Structural and Molecular Biology

Embargo expired on 12-Feb-2018 at 11:00 ET

Solving the Dark Energy Mystery: A New Assignment for a 45-Year-Old Telescope

Today, the dome closes on the previous science chapters of the 4-meter Mayall Telescope in Arizona so that it can prepare for its new role in creating the largest 3-D map of the universe. This map could help to solve the mystery of dark energy, which...

– Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Embargo expired on 12-Feb-2018 at 11:00 ET

Despite Odds, Fish Species That Bypasses Sexual Reproduction Is Thriving

An international team of scientists has sequenced the genome of the Amazon molly, a fish that reproduces asexually. The researchers expected that the asexual organism would be at a genetic disadvantage, but the Amazon molly is thriving.

– Washington University in St. Louis

Nature Ecology & Evolution, Feb, 12, 2018

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Middle Earth Preserved in Giant Bird Dung

While the giant birds that once dominated New Zealand are all extinct, a study of their preserved dung (coprolites) has revealed many aspects of their ancient ecosystem, with important insights for ongoing conservation efforts.

– University of Adelaide

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Embargo expired on 12-Feb-2018 at 15:00 ET

Clues to Aging Found in Stem Cells’ Genomes

In fruit flies, repeating genetic elements shrink with age, but then expand in future generations, a resurgence that may help explain how some cells stay immortal.

– Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

eLife, Feb-2018

Scalable Two-Dimensional Materials Advance Future-Gen Electronics

A pair of papers published online in two nanotechnology journals this month provide the basis for growing wafer-scale two-dimensional crystals for future electronic devices

– Penn State Materials Research Institute

Nano Letters, ACS Nano Feb 2018

Captured Electrons Excite Nuclei to Higher Energy States

For the first time, scientists demonstrated a long-theorized nuclear effect called nuclear excitation by electron capture. This advance tests theoretical models that describe how nuclear and atomic realms interact and may also provide new insights in...

– Argonne National Laboratory

Nature, Feb-2018

Innovative Restoration of Coral Reefs Helps Protect Caribbean Islands

Researchers at UC Santa Cruz and the Nature Conservancy have measured the protective role of coral reefs and field-tested a solution that reduces coastal risks by combining innovative engineering with restoration ecology.

– University of California, Santa Cruz

Journal of Environmental Management, Feb. 2018

Researchers Identify Gene That Improves Plant Growth and Conversion to Biofuels

A research team led by the University of Georgia has discovered that manipulation of the same gene in poplar trees and switchgrass produced plants that grow better and are more efficiently converted to biofuels.

– University of Georgia

Nature Biotechnology

Hybrid Optics Bring Color Imaging Using Ultrathin Metalenses Into Focus

In a paper published Feb. 9 in Science Advances, scientists at the University of Washington announced that they have successfully combined two different imaging methods — a type of lens designed for nanoscale interaction with lightwaves, along with...

– University of Washington

Science Advances, Feb. 2018

Smooth Sailing: PPPL Develops an Integrated Approach to Understand How to Better Control Plasma Instabilities

PPPL physicist Francesca Poli and coauthors recently published findings that describe an approach that for the first time simultaneously simulates the plasma, the magnetic islands, and the feedback control from waves that provide so-called electron c...

– Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Nuclear Fusion, Nov-2017

Tissue paper sensors show promise for health care, entertainment, robotics

University of Washington engineers have turned tissue paper – similar to toilet tissue – into a new kind of wearable sensor that can detect a pulse, a blink of an eye and other human movement. The sensor is light, flexible and inexpensive, with p...

– University of Washington

Advanced Materials Technolgies

Press Registration Now Open for Nutrition 2018 Meeting

Reporters and bloggers are invited to attend Nutrition 2018, the inaugural flagship meeting of the American Society for Nutrition. The meeting will be held June 9-12, 2018 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.

– American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Nutrition 2018

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Narrowing in on the W Boson Mass

Scientists working on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC)—the world’s largest particle collider, hosted at CERN, the European particle physics laboratory—have precisely measured the mass of the W boson, a particle that plays...

– Brookhaven National Laboratory

Action Plan Released to Conserve One of Africa’s Richest Sites for Biodiversity

A team of scientists led by WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) has developed a conservation blueprint to protect one of the most biodiverse regions in Africa: the Albertine Rift, home to mountain and Grauer’s gorillas, golden monkeys, chimpanzees,...

– Wildlife Conservation Society

French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development Joins International Phytobiomes Alliance

The International Alliance for Phytobiomes Research announced today that the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD-France) has joined the organization as a sponsoring partner.

– International Phytobiomes Alliance

MSU Uses $3 Million NASA Grant to Find Better Ways to Regulate Dams

Michigan State University researchers, equipped with $3 million from NASA, will investigate innovative methods to improve dams so that they are less harmful to people and the environment.

– Michigan State University

45-Year-Old Telescope Gets a Makeover to Demystify Dark Energy

Forty-five years ago this month, a telescope tucked inside a 14-story, 500-ton dome atop a mile-high peak in Arizona took in the night sky for the first time and recorded its observations on glass photographic plates. Today, the dome closes on the pr...

– SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Lifestyle & Social Sciences

Lead Us Not Into Temptation; Predictors for Infidelity and Divorce Highlighted in New Research

New research from Florida State University highlights ways to keep love and also identifies clear predictors for failed relationships.

– Florida State University

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

Teens Post Online Content to Appear Interesting, Popular and Attractive, UCI Study Finds

Teens work very hard to create a favorable online image through careful selection of which photos, activities and links to post on Facebook and Instagram, according to a recent study from the University of California, Irvine. Content that makes them ...

– University of California, Irvine

Journal of Research on Adolescence, Feb-2018

UCI-Led Study Identifies ‘Hot Spots’ of Water Quality Violations

While serious violations like those in the Flint, Michigan, crisis are rare, ensuring reliable access to safe drinking water poses challenges for communities across the country, according to a recent study led by the University of California, Irvine....

– University of California, Irvine

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Feb-2018

New Report on MS13: How the World's Most Notorious Street Gang Defies Logic, Resists Destruction

A new report by InSight Crime and American University’s Center for Latin American & Latino Studies (CLALS) reveals new details about MS13 and the way this gang operates. The report also provides policy recommendations for eradicating MS13.

– American University

Too Much TV at Age 2 Makes for Less Healthy Adolescents

Skipping breakfast, eating junk food and doing less well in school might all result from watching TV too young, study finds.

– Universite de Montreal

Preventative Medicine, Feb. 7, 2018

New University of North Florida Poll Shows Florida Governor Candidates Lack Name Recognition

The Public Opinion Research Lab at the University of North Florida has a new poll that reveals an overwhelming lack of name recognition among Democratic candidates and Republican candidates running for Florida governor. The survey also shows that a m...

– University of North Florida

Database Will Help Build Foundation for Steganalysis of Forensic Evidence

There is no good way for forensic investigators to detect if a digital photo or file contains a hidden message in a criminal case. Developing a tool to assist in these cases is why an Iowa State University research team is taking thousands of photos ...

– Iowa State University

This Valentine’s Day, Speak The Language Of Flowers

While it would be easy to buy a dozen roses to profess your love to a significant other this Valentine’s Day, understanding the language of flowers could help you take your floral overture to the next level.

– Texas A&M University

“Cal Poly Taught Me to Focus on My Values and What I Want to Get Out of My Career.”

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is giving graduate student Iris Huang the knowledge, skills and connections to succeed in one of today’s hottest fields: data analytics.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

New Book Raises Questions About Citizen Input in Government Contracting

Taxpayer dollars fund a variety of important public programs, including many that are delivered by private contractors, but citizens often are not involved enough in shaping these contracts, according to a new book by Kristina Lambright, associate p...

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Citizen Participation in the Age of Contracting

IMSA President Finalist for Stanley C. Golder Leadership Award

The Stanley C. Golder Leadership Award honors exemplary performance and excellence in school leadership of a Pre-K through 12th grade principal or head of school from the Chicagoland area. Dr. Torres is one of seven school leaders who will be recogni...

– Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

Seattle Times Reporters Win USC Annenberg’s 2018 Selden Ring Award

Mike Baker and Justin Mayo of the Seattle Times have won the 2018 Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting for their series “Quantity of Care.”

– USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

CSUMB and Monterey Jazz Festival Enter Educational Partnership in 2018

New Program Kicks Off March 5 with Tia Fuller and Marcie Chapa at CSUMB’s World Theater SEASIDE, Ca., February 6, 2018 – California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) and Monterey Jazz Festival have entered a new educational partnership that ...

– California State University, Monterey Bay

Religion and Power: Race in the Church

Korie Edwards, associate professor of sociology at The Ohio State University, talks about how race and power structures are perceived in churches, and also how religion plays a role among youth.

– Ohio State University

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Business News

Sorenson Impact Plays Leading Role in Passage of Social Financing Bill

The Sorenson Impact Center at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business played a leading role in supporting the bipartisan Social Impact Partnerships to Pay for Results Act (SIPPRA), which passed Congress early Friday morning and is ...

– University of Utah

DHS S&T Partners With James Madison University

Students from James Madison University (JMU) will be tackling air travel security issues for the DHS Science and Technology Directorate as part of their spring semester of the Hacking 4 DefenseTM (H4D) class.

– Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate





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