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Medical News

Using Microscale Thermophoresis to Characterize Hits from High-Throughput Screening: A European Lead Factory Perspective

A perspective article in the March 2018 issue of SLAS Discovery from the biology group at the European Screening Centre Newhouse details how the European Lead Factory (ELF), a large publicly accessible drug discovery platform, uses microscale thermop...

– SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening)

SLAS Discovery

Embargo expired on 21-Feb-2018 at 08:00 ET

‘Local Environment’ Plays Key Role in Breast Cancer Progression

Many of the drugs and therapies available today for treating breast cancer target the cancer cells but tend to neglect the surrounding “local environment,” which includes surrounding tissues. But cancer cells and their local environment are conne...

– Biophysical Society

62nd Biophysical Society Annual Meeting

Embargo expired on 21-Feb-2018 at 08:00 ET

Early Results From Clinical Trials Not All They’re Cracked Up to Be, Shows New Research

When people are suffering from a chronic medical condition, they may place their hope on treatments in clinical trials that show early positive results. However, these results may be grossly exaggerated in more than 1 in 3 early clinical trials, repo...

– Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Embargo expired on 21-Feb-2018 at 00:05 ET

Laws Banning Hand-Held Cellphone Calls More Effective Than Texting Bans for Teen Drivers

A new study led by the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital used data from a national survey to examine the effectiveness of state-level cellphone laws in decreasing teens’ use of cellphones while driving. The s...

– Nationwide Children's Hospital

Journal of Adolescent Health

Embargo expired on 21-Feb-2018 at 09:00 ET

Similarities Found in Cancer Initiation in Kidney, Liver, Stomach, Pancreas

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that when mature cells transition to begin dividing again, they all seem to do it the same way, regardless of what organ those cells come from.

– Washington University in St. Louis

The EMBO Journal, Feb. 21, 2018

Embargo expired on 21-Feb-2018 at 06:00 ET

Primeros Resultados De Ensayos Clínicos No Son Tan Buenos Como Parecen, Muestra Nuevo Estudio

Cuando alguien padece una enfermedad crónica, bien puede poner sus esperanzas en los tratamientos de los ensayos clínicos que, al principio, muestran resultados positivos. Sin embargo, esos resultados posiblemente sean exagerados en 1 de cada 3 de ...

– Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Embargo expired on 21-Feb-2018 at 01:05 ET

Women Once Considered Low Risk for Heart Disease Shown to Have Evidence of Previous Heart Attack Scars

Women who complain about chest pain often are reassured by their doctors that there is no reason to worry because their angiograms show that the women don’t have blockages in the major heart arteries, a primary cause of heart attacks in men. But a ...

– Cedars-Sinai

Circulation, Feb. 20, 2018

Embargo expired on 20-Feb-2018 at 14:00 ET

Doctors and Nurses Work Together to Get Tonsillectomy Patients Home Faster

After having their tonsils removed, patients often can't leave the hospital for six hours, even if they bounce back from surgery sooner. Hospital policy commonly mandates a six-hour recovery time. But research led by Habib Zalzal, a resident in the W...

– West Virginia University

Embargo expired on 21-Feb-2018 at 08:30 ET

Innovative Couples’ Intervention Significantly Helps People With Alzheimer’s Communicate

For couples with decades of shared memories, a partner’s decline in the ability to communicate because of dementia is frightening and frustrating. Communication strategies they’ve used before simply don’t work anymore. By getting creative, an i...

– Florida Atlantic University

International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry

Survivors of Blood or Marrow Transplantation Are Likely to Experience Cognitive Impairment

Allogeneic blood or marrow transplantation recipients are at a significantly higher risk of cognitive impairment in the years post-transplantation, according to a study published in Journal of Clinical Oncology. Published by Noha Sharafeldin, M.D., M...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Journal of Clinical Oncology 36, no. 5 (February 2018)

Improving Family-Based Communication Key to Enhancing Sexual Health Outcomes of Gay, Bisexual, and Queer Adolescents

Studies have shown that talking with teens about sex-related topics is a positive parenting practice that facilitates important sexual health outcomes with heterosexual adolescents. But for LGBTQ youth, the topic of sexuality and sexual health is oft...

– University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Journal of Adolescent Research; Surgeon General C. Everett Koop HIV/AIDS Research Award; 01F31NR015013; 5T32NR007100-18

Brain’s Immune System is Key to Recovery from Motor Neuron Degeneration in ALS Animal Model

Researchers engineered mice in which the damage caused by a mutant human TDP-43 protein could be reversed by one type of brain immune cell. TDP-43 is a protein that misfolds and accumulates in the motor areas of the brains of ALS patients. They found...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Nature Neuroscience; PO1-017586

“Icebreaker” Protein Opens Genome for T Cell Development, Penn Researchers Find

Researchers describe the role of a transcription factor called TCF-1 in targeting the condensed chromatin and regulating the availability of genome sequences in T-cell development. The new connection between TCF-1 and chromatin will aid in developing...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Immunity; NIH K22AI112570, R01AI047833, P01CA119070, NIH AI105343, AI082630, AI112521, AI115712, AI117718, AI108545, AI117950

TSRI Stroke Drug Demonstrates Safety in Clinical Trial

“These results lay the groundwork for the next steps toward FDA approval,” says John Griffin, PhD, professor at TSRI, whose team invented 3K3A-APC.

– Scripps Research Institute

2018 International Stroke Conference

Medicare Patients Nationwide Will Get a Chance to Try Value-Based Insurance Idea

A health insurance concept born from University of Michigan research may soon reach millions of people covered by Medicare across the United States, and allow them to keep more dollars in their wallets while getting treated for chronic diseases such ...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Latest Palliative Care Findings on Caregiver Depression, LGBT Partners, Moral Distress

Caregivers of patients with long critical illnesses experience high and persistent rates of depression. Losing a partner can be especially stressful for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Resident physicians experience moral distress when...

– Loyola University Health System

Journal of Hospital Medicine

Study Finds Protein Levels in Spinal Fluid Correlate to Posture and Gait Difficulty in Parkinson’s Disease

Levels of a protein found in the brain called alpha-synuclein (α-syn) are significantly lower than normal in cerebrospinal fluid collected in Parkinson’s disease patients suffering from postural instability and gait difficulty, a study led by move...

– Rush University Medical Center

Movement Disorders

Resolvin D-1 Limits Kidney Damage After Heart Attacks

Lingering inflammation after heart attack can lead heart failure. It can also claim another victim — the kidneys. New research shows that a bioactive compound called resolvin D-1, injected as a therapeutic dose, is able to limit this collateral dam...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

FASEB Journal, online ahead of print; AT006704; HL132989; GM095467 ; POST31000008

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– Newswise

New CenteringPregnancy Program at Sinai Promotes Healthy Pregnancies, Bonding Between Expectant Mothers

Nicole Elliot and Jessica Graham were all smiles as they cuddled and introduced their respective newborn daughters on a sunny fall afternoon in an examination room on the third floor of Sinai Hospital of Baltimore’s Rosenbloom Building at Sinai Com...

– LifeBridge Health

Can Menstrual Cups Help Prevent Vaginal Infections?

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago will conduct a study to determine how the use of menstrual cups helps prevent vaginal infections and sexually transmitted infections.“One of the most common vaginal infections, bacterial vaginosi...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Giving New Meaning to Patient Care: Hospital Takes Patients with Cerebral Palsy on a Ski Trip

Some young people with cerebral palsy and other conditions exceeded their own expectations during a ski trip to Windham Mountain. The Adaptive Sports Academy at New York City’s Hospital for Special Surgery sponsored the trip for young patients who ...

– Hospital for Special Surgery

Which Medications Work Best to Deal with Your Spring Allergies?

According to a new practice guideline from the Joint Taskforce on Practice Parameters, more medications aren’t necessarily the way to go when treating spring allergies.

– American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

Women With Type 1 Diabetes Face Specific Challenges

Women With Type 1 Diabetes Face Specific Challenges

– Loyola University Health System

Minimally Invasive Brain Implant Lessens Seizures

UC San Diego Health now offers patients with epilepsy another non-pharmacological way to treat seizures. For the more than one million individuals who live with uncontrolled seizures despite taking medications, UC San Diego Health recently began offe...

– University of California San Diego Health

HHS Region VI Summit at UT Southwestern Targets Strategies to Combat Opioid Crisis

Officials from five states including Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas gathered at UT Southwestern Medical Center today for a regional summit with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to address the nation’s $78 billi...

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

Janey L. Wiggs, M.D., Ph.D., FARVO, Receives ARVO Dr. David L. Epstein Award

Janey L. Wiggs, M.D., Ph.D., FARVO, Associate Chief of Ophthalmology Clinical Research and Associate Director of the Howe Laboratory at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, is the 2018 recipient of the Dr. David L. Epstein Award

– Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Harris Health Awarded First-Ever Gold Workplace Health Achievement

The American Heart Association (AHA) awarded Harris Health System its first-ever Gold level Workplace Health Achievement for creating and implementing successful health programs for employees in the workplace. This award echoes AHA’s mission of bui...

– Harris Health System

David A. Solá-Del Valle, M.D., Joins Mass. Eye and Ear Glaucoma Service

David A. Solá-Del Valle, M.D., a board-certified ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained glaucoma specialist, has recently joined the Glaucoma Service at Mass. Eye and Ear.

– Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Science News

Why Polymer Solar Cells Deserve Their Place in the Sun

Organic polymer solar cells show potential to provide solar power to remote microwatt sensors, wearable technology and the Wi-Fi-connected appliances constituting the “internet of things.” While PSCs cannot match the durability or efficiency of i...

– American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy

Embargo expired on 20-Feb-2018 at 11:00 ET

Brain Size of Human Ancestors Evolved Gradually Over 3 Million Years

Modern humans have brains that are more than three times larger than our closest living relatives, chimpanzees and bonobos. Scientists don't agree on when and how this dramatic increase took place, but new analysis of 94 hominin fossils shows that av...

– University of Chicago Medical Center

Proceedings of the Royal Society B

Embargo expired on 20-Feb-2018 at 19:05 ET

Working Night and Day

Day-night changes in light and temperature power a low-cost material assembly that mimics biological self-copying.

– Department of Energy, Office of Science

Nature Materials 16, 993 (2017). [DOI: 10.1038/NMAT4986]

Reed Canarygrass: Environmental Foe, Cattle Food?

A non-native grass species has been wreaking havoc in wetlands all over the U.S., impacting migratory birds' fueling stops. In response, researchers test the usefulness of reed canarygrass as a feed source for cows, with hopes of controlling the inva...

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

Agronomy Journal, November 9, 2017

Tuning Quantum Light Sources

First known material capable of emitting single photons at room temperature and telecom wavelengths.

– Department of Energy, Office of Science

Nature Photonics 11, 577 (2017). [DOI: 10.1038/nphoton.2017.119]

‘Chameleon’ Ocean Bacteria Can Shift Their Colours

Cyanobacteria - which propel the ocean engine and help sustain marine life – can shift their colour like chameleons to match different coloured light across the world’s seas, according to research by an international collaboration including the U...

– University of Warwick

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Forcing the Hand of Elusive Electrons

Current generated when light hits a material reveals electrons behaving like an elusive particle.

– Department of Energy, Office of Science

Physical Review B – Rapid Communications 95, 041104(R) (2017). [DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.95.041104]; Nature Physics 13, 842 (2017). [DOI: 10.1038/NPHYS4146]

Squeezing Into the Best Shape

Gel uses nanoparticles for on-demand control of droplet shapes, of interest for energy storage and catalysis.

– Department of Energy, Office of Science

Nano Letters 17, 3119 (2017). [DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b00556]; Nature Nanotechnology 12, 1060 (2017). [DOI: 10.1038/nnano.2017.182]

As Climate Changes, So Could the Genes of the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

Researchers from the University of Notre Dame warn climate change can not only influence the geographic distribution of a species in response to changing conditions — it could also affect the evolutionary trajectories of interbreeding species.

– University of Notre Dame

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Researchers Invent Tiny, Light-Powered Wires to Modulate Brain's Electrical Signals

A new University of Chicago study shows how tiny, light-powered wires could be fashioned out of silicon to manipulate electrical signaling between neurons. Published Feb. 19 in Nature Nanotechnology, the study offers a new avenue to shed light on—a...

– University of Chicago

Nature Nanotechnology

“Brain on a Chip” Reveals How the Brain Folds

Weizmann Institute scientists bring together physics and biology to create a new model of brain development.

– Weizmann Institute of Science

Nature Physics, Feb-2018

Single Atoms in Nano-Cages

Tiny cages can trap and release inert argon gas atoms, allowing their further study and providing a new way to capture rare gases.

– Department of Energy, Office of Science

Nature Communications 8, 16118 (2017). [DOI: 10.1038/ncomms16118]

MEMS Chips Get Metalenses

Lens technologies have advanced across all scales, from digital cameras and high bandwidth in fiber optics to the LIGO lab instruments. Now, a new lens technology that could be produced using standard computer-chip technology is emerging and could re...

– American Institute of Physics (AIP)

APL Photonics

Beluga Whales Dive Deeper, Longer to Find Food in Arctic

Beluga whales that spend summers feeding in the Arctic are diving deeper and longer to find food than in earlier years, when sea ice covered more of the ocean for longer periods, according to a new analysis led by University of Washington researchers...

– University of Washington

Diversity and Distributions, Feb-2018

Fur Real - Scientists Improve Computer Rendering of Animal Fur

The next computer-generated animals in King Kong or The Lion King could look a lot more realistic thanks to a breakthrough by computer scientists at the University of California. The researchers from UC San Diego and UC Berkeley developed a method th...

– University of California San Diego

A Nanowire Array to Screen Drugs for Neurodegenerative Diseases

Engineers develop wires that penetrate neurons and measure their activity

– Department of Energy, Office of Science

Nano Letters 17, 2189 (2017). [DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b04752]

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope to Reveal Secrets of the Red Planet

Mars rovers and orbiters have found signs that Mars once hosted liquid water on its surface. Much of that water escaped over time. How much water was lost, and how does the water that’s left move from ice to atmosphere to soil? During its first yea...

– Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

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Tracking Traffic in the Divided World of a Nerve Cell

Axonal and dendritic proteins embedded in the membrane at either end – called transmembrane proteins – are built in the same cellular factory and travel on the same cellular highway. But for the cell to function property, they must be delivered t...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

URI Study Aims to Find Carcinogen Damage Before Cancer Develops

The five-year, $2.1 million study will examine mutational spectra of environmental toxins.

– University of Rhode Island

CENIC Recognizes Technology Projects to Combat California Wildfires

Two University of California San Diego projects, along with a complementary University of Nevada, Reno project, have been selected as recipients of the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) 2018 Innovations in Networking...

– University of California San Diego

Lifestyle & Social Sciences

Psychopathic Employees Thrive Under Abusive Supervisors, Study Finds

A new study shows that individuals who possess high primary psychopathic characteristics appear to have distinct advantages over those who don’t, when working for an abusive supervisor.

– University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Journal of Business Ethics

Perceptions about God Make Democrats More Conservative and Republicans More Liberal — But in Different Ways

Republicans who believe that God is very involved with humanity are like Democrats — more liberal — when it comes to social and economic justice issues, according to a Baylor University study. Meanwhile, Democrats who see God as a strict father t...

– Baylor University

Sociological Forum

Book Looks at How 2016 Election Changed the Rules of Political Communication

The midterm election may signal more than a change of direction in Washington, said Dianne Bystrom, director of Iowa State’s Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics. It also may determine if 2016 was an anomaly or the new norm for future ...

– Iowa State University

Journal of Political Marketing; An Unprecedented Election: Media, Communication, and the Electorate in the 2016 Campaign

UC San Diego Exhibition Features Work by 7 Leading International Women Artists

Presented together for the first time, seven internationally recognized artists are featured in the UC San Diego exhibition “Stories That We Tell: Art and Identity,” celebrating those who paved the way for greater inclusion by inventing new means...

– University of California San Diego

Saint Louis University Announces Second Major Gift from Chaifetz Family, Naming Chaifetz School of Business in Honor of $27 Million Total Contribution

Saint Louis University announced today that SLU alumnus and trustee Dr. Richard A. Chaifetz and his wife Jill Chaifetz have increased their giving to $27 million, including $15 million to the University’s business school. In 2007, the couple provid...

– Saint Louis University

Rabbi Abraham Skorka Named University Professor at Saint Joseph's University

Saint Joseph's University President Mark C. Reed, Ed.D., announced today the appointment of Rabbi Abraham Skorka, Ph.D., as University Professor beginning in the fall of 2018. He will work closely with the directors of the University’s Institute fo...

– Saint Joseph's University

Business News

How to Allocate Assets in an Unpredictable Environment? Forget Probabilities and Focus on Game Theory, New Analysis Shows

NYU economist Sylvain Chassang addresses current marketplace uncertainties head-on with an approach that disregards the past as a variable in investment strategy and, instead, champions game theory.

– New York University

Journal of Risk

Study: Corporations Can Benefit from Altruism During a Crisis

New research finds that altruism – and social media – can help corporations cultivate trust with consumers on mobile devices during and after natural disasters, such as hurricanes.

– North Carolina State University

68th Annual International Communication Association Conference, May-2018

Bench to Bedside

To help catalyze the development of genetic therapies, Harvard Medical School is launching a new program aimed at educating pharma and biotech leaders on the latest advances in genetics and how to optimize them for drug discovery and other therapeuti...

– Harvard Medical School


Benson Hill Biosystems Receives Patent for Novel CRISPR Technology

Benson Hill Biosystems, a crop improvement company, has been granted a patent for its portfolio of genome editing nucleases. Benson Hill empowers companies across the agri-food value chain with a fully enabling genome editing system to tap natural g...

– Benson Hill Biosystems





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