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Lack of Guidance May Delay a Child’s First Trip to the Dentist

Without a doctor or dentist’s guidance, some parents don’t follow national recommendations for early dental care for their children, a new national poll finds.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Embargo expired on 19-Feb-2018 at 00:00 ET


Studying Mitosis’ Structure to Understand the Inside of Cancer Cells

Cell division is an intricately choreographed ballet of proteins and molecules that divide the cell. During mitosis, microtubule-organizing centers assemble the spindle fibers that separate the copying chromosomes of DNA. While scientists are familia...

– Biophysical Society

62nd Biophysical Society Annual Meeting

Embargo expired on 18-Feb-2018 at 08:00 ET


Ras Protein’s Role in Spreading Cancer

Protein systems make up the complex signaling pathways that control whether a cell divides or, in some cases, metastasizes. Ras proteins have long been the focus of cancer research because of their role as “on/off switch” signaling pathways that ...

– Biophysical Society

62nd Biophysical Society Annual Meeting

Embargo expired on 18-Feb-2018 at 08:00 ET


Stretchable Electronics a 'Game Changer' for Stroke Recovery Treatment

A new throat sensor is the latest in engineering professor John Rogers' growing portfolio of stretchable electronics that are precise enough for use in advanced medical care and portable enough to be worn outside the hospital, even during extreme exe...

– Northwestern University

AAAS annual meeting, Feb. 17

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

includes video


Microneedling: Experienced Hands Can Improve the Face

Microneedling treatments can improve the appearance of large pores, fine lines and wrinkles, scars, and stretch marks, but at-home devices won’t provide the same effects as an in-office treatment from a board-certified dermatologist.

– American Academy of Dermatology

AAD 2018 Annual Meeting, Feb-2018

Embargo expired on 16-Feb-2018 at 10:00 ET


Research Sheds Light on Parents’ Views of Indoor Tanning

A survey of more than 1,200 parents indicates that some groups are more likely than others to have favorable attitudes toward adolescent indoor tanning, which can increase young people’s risk of developing skin cancer later in life.

– American Academy of Dermatology

2018 AAD Annual Meeting, Feb-2018

Embargo expired on 16-Feb-2018 at 10:00 ET


Study Shows Increasing Incidence of Rare Skin Cancer

While it may not be as common as other skin cancers, Merkel cell carcinoma is highly aggressive and often deadly — and according to new research, it’s also becoming more common.

– American Academy of Dermatology

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology ; 2018 AAD Annual Meeting, Feb-2018

Embargo expired on 16-Feb-2018 at 10:00 ET


New Research: Increased Stress on Fathers Leads to Brain Development Changes in Offspring

New research in mice has found that a father’s stress affects the brain development of his offspring. This stress changes the father’s sperm, which can then alter the brain development of the child. This new research provides a much better unders...

– University of Maryland School of Medicine

2018 AAAS annual meeting, February 16

Embargo expired on 16-Feb-2018 at 11:00 ET


Drug That Treats Psoriasis Also Reduces Aortic Vascular Inflammation

An antibody used to treat the skin disease psoriasis is also effective at reducing aortic inflammation, a key marker of future risk of major cardiovascular events.

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

2018 American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting; K24-AR064310; Z01-HL006193-003

Embargo expired on 16-Feb-2018 at 10:00 ET


Public, Researchers Demonstrate Growing Interest in Cannabis Treatment

Because cannabis has anti-inflammatory properties, there may be potential for topical cannabis to improve conditions such as acne, psoriasis and eczema by reducing the inflammation associated with these diseases.

– American Academy of Dermatology

AAD 2018 Annual Meeting, Feb-2018

Embargo expired on 16-Feb-2018 at 10:00 ET


Cosmetic Treatment From Unqualified Providers May Result in Complications

To get the best possible results and avoid complications, those interested in cosmetic procedures should seek care from a qualified, experienced doctor like a board-certified dermatologist.

– American Academy of Dermatology

2018 AAD Annual Meeting, Feb-2018

Embargo expired on 16-Feb-2018 at 10:00 ET


Shot May Help Shield Against Shingles

Two vaccines are available to help prevent shingles, which can affect anyone who has had chickenpox or the chickenpox vaccine; both diseases are caused by the same virus, which stays in the body after chickenpox clears.

– American Academy of Dermatology

2018 AAD Annual Meeting, Feb-2018

Embargo expired on 16-Feb-2018 at 10:00 ET


WVU Researcher Wins National Award; Examines Use of Multiple Medications Among Older Cancer Survivors

With the help of a new award, a West Virginia University researcher is examining the prevalence and hazards of potentially inappropriate medication prescribing among elderly cancer survivors.

– West Virginia University

Embargo expired on 19-Feb-2018 at 08:30 ET


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Immune Signature Predicts Asthma Susceptibility

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease driven by the interplay of genetics, environmental factors and a diverse cast of immune cells. In their latest study, researchers at La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (LJI) identified a subset of T...

– La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology

5T32AI007007; RR00052; Journal of Immunology, Feb-2018; R37 AI71922 ; NO1-AI-25496; NO1-AI-25482; HHSN272200900052C; HHSN2722010000521; 1UM1AI114271-01...


Influenza D Antibodies Confirmed in Horses on Midwestern Farms

Researchers found antibodies against two strains of influenza D in blood samples from horses in the Midwest. “It’s nothing we need to worry about at this moment, but more studies are needed,” according to professor Feng Li.

– South Dakota State University

Zoonoses Public Health, Nov.-2017


'Click Chemistry' Reactions May Boost Cancer-Fighting Drug Potency

Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed a quick and easy way to simultaneously modify dozens of drugs or molecules to improve their disease-fighting properties.

– Scripps Research Institute

Journal of the American Chemical Society, Feb. 2018; R01 GM117145; R01 GM111938; R01GM113046


U.S. Government Personnel Exposed to Noise in Cuba Show Signs of Brain Injury Normally Seen With Head Trauma

At least 21 government employees who were exposed to unusual noises while serving at the United States Embassy in Havana, Cuba, show effects similar to traumatic brain injury, according to preliminary study results published this week in the Journal ...

– Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP)

Journal of the American Medical Association.


OU and Mercy Test New Models

An OU and Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City research team is set to begin the largest breast cancer clinical trial ever performed in Oklahoma. The team has developed new breast cancer risk prediction models based on a computer-aided image feature analy...

– University of Oklahoma, Gallogly College of Engineering


Public Health Dentists Offer Recommendations to Better Integrate Oral Health and Primary Care

In practice, policy and education, oral health care and primary health care have traditionally been considered separate. In an effort to change that, a group of public health dentists has issued recommendations on improving the integration of the two...

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


New Imaging Technology May Help Predict Aggressiveness of Lung Cancer

Case Western Reserve and Cleveland Clinic are leading development of a computerized tissue-imaging program that could soon help identify which lung cancer patients are likely to face an earlier recurrence of the disease.

– Case Western Reserve University


Suzanne M. Olbricht, MD, FAAD, to Assume Presidency of American Academy of Dermatology

Suzanne M. Olbricht, MD, FAAD, a Boston-based dermatologist, will begin her one-year term as president of the American Academy of Dermatology on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the conclusion of the 2018 AAD Annual Meeting in San Diego.

– American Academy of Dermatology

2018 AAD Annual Meeting, San Diego, Feb. 20


American Academy of Dermatology to Install New Officers and Board Members

The American Academy of Dermatology will install two new officers and four new members of its board of directors on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the conclusion of the 2018 AAD Annual Meeting in San Diego.

– American Academy of Dermatology

2018 AAD Annual Meeting, San Diego, Feb. 20


The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Named WHO Coordinating Center for Nursing and Midwifery

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing has been elected as the Coordinating Centre for the Global Network of World Health Organization Collaborating Centres for Nursing and Midwifery.

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing


American Pain Society Scientific Summit, March 4-6, Anaheim

Conference Exclusively Explores Pain Mechanisms

– American Pain Society


Dr. Kellie M. Jaremko Named 2018 Resident/Fellow of the Year

Dr. Kellie Jaremko, MD, PhD, an anesthesiology resident at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, has been named ASRA’s 2018 Resident/Fellow of the Year.

– American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA)

Science News


Electric Eel-Inspired Device Reaches 110 Volts

In an effort to create a power source for future implantable technologies, a team of researchers developed an electric eel-inspired device that produced 110 volts from gels filled with water, called hydrogels. Their results show potential for a soft ...

– Biophysical Society

62nd Biophysical Society Annual Meeting

Embargo expired on 19-Feb-2018 at 08:00 ET


An Enzyme’s Evolution from Changing Electric Fields and Resisting Antibiotics

Bacteria can produce enzymes that make them resistant to antibiotics; one example is the TEM beta-lactamase enzyme, which enables bacteria to develop a resistance to beta-lactam antibiotics, such as penicillin and cephalosporins. Researchers at Stanf...

– Biophysical Society

62nd Biophysical Society Annual Meeting

Embargo expired on 19-Feb-2018 at 08:00 ET


What Makes Circadian Clocks Tick?

Circadian clocks arose as an adaptation to dramatic swings in daylight hours and temperature caused by the Earth’s rotation, but we still don’t fully understand how they work. During the 62nd Biophysical Society Meeting, held Feb. 17-21, Andy LiW...

– Biophysical Society

62nd Biophysical Society Annual Meeting

Embargo expired on 18-Feb-2018 at 08:00 ET


Using Mutant Bacteria to Study How Changes in Membrane Proteins Affect Cell Functions

Phospholipids are water insoluble “building blocks” that define the membrane barrier surrounding cells and provide the structural scaffold and environment where membrane proteins reside. During the 62nd Biophysical Society Annual Meeting, held Fe...

– Biophysical Society

62nd Biophysical Society Annual Meeting

Embargo expired on 18-Feb-2018 at 08:00 ET


Unprecedented Study of Picasso's Bronzes Uncovers New Details

An international collaboration of art and science researchers use cutting-edge portable instruments to analyze world-renowned Pablo Picasso bronzes and sculpture, revealing their materials and casting process.

– Northwestern University

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting

Embargo expired on 17-Feb-2018 at 10:00 ET


Research Team Uncovers Hidden Details in Picasso Blue Period Painting

Art and science researchers uncover details hidden beneath the visible surface of Pablo Picasso’s “La Miséreuse accroupie.” Analysis shows that Picasso painted over another artist’s painting of a landscape and that Picasso altered his own pa...

– Northwestern University

AAAS annual meeting, Feb. 17

Embargo expired on 17-Feb-2018 at 10:00 ET


Why Bees Soared and Slime Flopped as Inspirations for Systems Engineering

Honeybee behavior inspired a web hosting algorithm that saved significant costs. Nature can serve as a wonderful model for engineering, but it can also flop. Take slime mold: As a model for connectivity, it falls flat in comparison with classical alg...

– Georgia Institute of Technology

AAAS annual meeting

Embargo expired on 18-Feb-2018 at 17:30 ET

includes video


Bringing a Hidden Superconducting State to Light

Using high-intensity pulses of infrared light, scientists found evidence of superconductivity associated with charge “stripes” in a material above the temperature at which it begins to transmit electricity without resistance—a finding that coul...

– Brookhaven National Laboratory

Science, Feb. 2


Deep Dive Into How Electrons Behave

Unprecedented characterization of subsurface electronic states could lead to better semiconductors and seeing new interactions.

– Department of Energy, Office of Science

Science 358, 901 (2017). [DOI: 10.1126/science.aam7073]


UCI Cracks Code to Restoring Memory Creation in Older or Damaged Brains

Aging or impaired brains can once again form lasting memories if an enzyme that applies the brakes too hard on a key gene is lifted, according to University of California, Irvine neurobiologists.

– University of California, Irvine

AAAS Annual Meeting, Feb-2018


American Cleaning Institute Statement: Study Examining Effects of Cleaning Product Chemicals

In response to a widely-reported study, the American Cleaning Institute said that laundry and dishwashing products have a minimal impact overall through the selection of ingredients that biodegrade during wastewater treatment,

– American Cleaning Institute

Science


Researchers Demonstrate Promising Method for Improving Quantum Information Processing

A team of researchers led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has demonstrated a new method for splitting light beams into their frequency modes, work that could spur advancements in quantum information processing and distri...

– Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Physical Review Letters


Consumer and Industrial Products Now a Dominant Urban Air Pollution Source

Household cleaners, pesticides, paints and perfumes, now rival motor vehicle emissions as the top source of urban air pollution, according to a surprising NOAA-led study by researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder and other institutions.

– University of Colorado Boulder

Science


New Study Shows Promise Turning Volcanic Sound Into Warning Signal for Eruptions

A new study led by Boise State associate professor of geophysics Jeffrey Johnson has proven the potential for using volcanic infrasound – inaudible sounds produced by active volcanoes – to help forecast future catastrophic eruptions.

– Boise State University

Geophysical Research Letters

includes video


Climate Change Planning Underway for Central Ohio

A task force led by researchers at the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center at The Ohio State University has released a draft action plan to help central Ohio prepare for climate change.

– Ohio State University


Researchers in Dallas Study Texas’ First Federally Endangered Mussel Species

A team of Texas A&M AgriLife scientists in Dallas works alongside collaborators to understand the ecology and taxonomy of Texas' first federally endangered freshwater mussel species.

– Texas A&M AgriLife


The “Resolution Revolution” Arrives at UAB with Installation of a $600,000 Cryo-Electron Microscope Detector

Imaging of biomolecules is taking a leap forward at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. UAB installed a $600,000 direct electron detector on its cryo-electron microscope in January, and validation tests to fine-tune the resolution are underway. ...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham


Fusion Breakthroughs Among Highlights of the Department of Energy’s Research Milestones During the Past 40 Years

Article describes fusion breakthroughs cited by DOE Office of Science among research milestones of the past 40 years.

– Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory


Integrated Gas Energy Technology Institute Launches at Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University and National Grid have launched the country’s most comprehensive Institute of Gas Innovation and Technology.

– Stony Brook University


Expert Panel on The Future of Fish: Trade-offs Associated with California’s Seafood

A panel of experts hosted by California State University Council on Ocean Affairs, Science and Technology (COAST) will present to legislators about ocean issues and solutions for a sustainable future in Sacramento on Feb. 20, 2018.

– California State University, Monterey Bay


Expert Panel on The Future of Fish: Trade-offs Associated with California’s Seafood

A panel of experts hosted by California State University Council on Ocean Affairs, Science and Technology (COAST) will present to legislators about ocean issues and solutions for a sustainable future in Sacramento on Feb. 20, 2018.

– California State University, Monterey Bay


The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society Names 2018 Young Professional Awardees

The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) has announced the recipients of the 2018 TMS Young Leaders Professional Development Awards. The awards celebrate early-career individuals, under the age of 40, for their contributions within each of the ...

– TMS (The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society)

Lifestyle & Social Sciences


Study Dispels Notion Social Media Displaces Human Contact

New study shows use of social media does not reduce face-to-face contact with friends, family

– University of Kansas

Information, Communication & Society, Feb-2018


Higher Income Level Linked to Police Use of Force Against Black Women

Black women with higher incomes are more likely to experience a forceful police interaction during a traffic stop, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.“We found that the likelihood of exposure to each type ...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research


UNLV Study Finds No Testosterone Changes in Esports Gamers

Players of the competitive esports video game League of Legends showed no change in testosterone during game play, UNLV researchers have found.

– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

journal Computers in Human Behavior


University of Chicago to Host 11th Annual Clinton Global Initiative University Meeting

The University of Chicago and President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton will host the Clinton Foundation’s 11th annual Clinton Global Initiative University meeting October 19-21, 2018.

– University of Chicago

11th annual Clinton Global Initiative University meeting October 19-21, 2018


Using Data to Reduce Time to Degree

CSU Launches Innovative Student Success Analytics Certificate Program with Support from New Grant

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office


Marijuana at Work: What Employers Need to Know

As states legalize medical or recreational marijuana, employers, employees and unions are asking how to keep people safe in the workplace.

– Cornell University


Amherst College Wins $500K Mellon Grant to Support Humanities Students and Diversity in Higher Ed

The grant will be used to attract and prepare Amherst students from underrepresented groups for graduate study and academic positions in the humanities, and contribute to the Mellon Foundation’s mission to diversify the faculty ranks of American co...

– Amherst College


“Visionary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom” at NYU’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center—Feb. 23-May 4

...

– New York University


Students Create App for Arezzo, Italy

Ahead of guiding University of Oklahoma students through their study-abroad journey in Arezzo, Italy, program facilitators Randa Shehab and Zahed Siddique wanted a way for them to make a difference for Norman’s sister city.

– University of Oklahoma, Gallogly College of Engineering

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