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AJPH November Issue: Australian gun control effects, crowding harms child development, tractor rollover protections worth millions, web-based CBT improves addiction treatment

In this issue, find research on Australian gun control and suicide/homicide rates, crowding and commute effects on child health, tractor rollover protection, and the effect of web-based CBT telenovelas on addiction treatment.

– American Public Health Association (APHA)

American Journal of Public Health

Embargo expired on 25-Sep-2018 at 16:00 ET

Better Survival Outcomes for Advanced Prostate Cancer Patients Treated with Surgery followed by Radiation than with Radiation plus Hormone Therapy

Newly published results of a study examining men with locally or regionally advanced prostate cancer show those treated with a radical prostatectomy followed by radiation treatment have a lower risk of death from prostate cancer and improved overall ...

– Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Cancer, Sept-2018

Embargo expired on 25-Sep-2018 at 10:00 ET

Combo Therapy of Prostatectomy Plus Radiotherapy May Improve Survival in Prostate Cancer

A comparison of two of the most common combination therapies for locally advanced prostate cancer show the more aggressive option is linked with a higher rate of survival.

– Thomas Jefferson University


Embargo expired on 25-Sep-2018 at 10:00 ET

Why That Daily Coffee May Help When You Hurt

The last thing anyone wants to hear, as National Coffee Day approaches Sept. 29 and stores offer celebratory discounts, is something negative about America’s favorite brew.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham


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Making old antibiotics new again

CU Boulder researchers have identified a family of small molecules that turn off defense mechanisms inside bacteria that enable them to resist antibiotics. The compounds could ultimately be given alongside existing medications to rejuvenate them.

– University of Colorado Boulder

PLOS Pathogens

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Reclassification Recommendations for Drug in ‘Magic Mushrooms’

In an evaluation of the safety and abuse research on the drug in hallucinogenic mushrooms, Johns Hopkins researchers suggest that if it clears phase III clinical trials, psilocybin should be re-categorized from a schedule I drug—one with no known m...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Neuropharmacology; (RO1DA03889

Researchers Explore How Being Male or Female Affects Our Hearts, Kidneys and Waistlines

A person’s biological sex can be a defining factor in how well—or how poorly—they respond to disease, therapy and recovery. Experts at the forefront of sex-specific research will convene next week at the sixth APS conference on sex differences ...

– American Physiological Society (APS)

Cardiovascular, Renal and Metabolic Diseases: Sex-Specific Implications for Physiology

Indiana University study: Restricting protein from diets may improve response to immunotherapy

Restricting protein from a cancer patient’s diet may enhance the response to immunotherapy, according to an Indiana University cancer physician researcher.

– Indiana University

Clinical Cancer Research; Clinical Cancer Research

UCI Researchers Identify New Cause of Brain Bleeds

A team of researchers including UCI project scientist Rachita Sumbria, PhD and UCI neurologist Mark J. Fisher, MD have provided, for the first time, evidence that blood deposits in the brain may not require a blood vessel tear.

– University of California, Irvine

Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience, Sept-2018

Identical Driver Gene Mutations Found in Metastatic Cancers

Driver genes in different metastases from the same patient are remarkably similar, providing optimism for the success of future targeted therapies, according to a published study by Science.

– Johns Hopkins Medicine


Two Studies Describe Improved Approach to Bone Marrow Transplants

Two recent studies in the journal Leukemia present a new approach for bone marrow donation and transplant that preclinical laboratory tests suggest could make the life-saving procedure safer and more effective for patients. Researchers say their stud...

– Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Leukemia, Sept. 25, 2018; Leukemia, June 29, 2018

Genetic Testing: Not a One-and-Done Deal

A study that reviewed genetic testing results from 1.45 million individuals found that nearly 25 percent of “variants of uncertain significance” were subsequently reclassified – sometimes as less likely to be associated with cancer, sometimes a...

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

Journal of the American Medical Association

Study finds that enzymes 'partner up' to accelerate cancer, aging diseases

Indiana University researchers have identified cellular processes that appear to supercharge both the growth and shrinkage of the chemical "caps" on chromosomes that control aging, called telomeres.

– Indiana University

Journal of Biological Chemistry; RSG-16-180-01-DMC

Racial and Ethnic Bias Leads to Lower Well-Being Among Adolescents

Racial and ethnic discrimination is problematic for all aspects of development — from mental and physical health to risky behaviors and academic success — particularly for Latinos, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin determined after...

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

American Psychologist

Dental Research Shows That Smoking Weakens Immune Systems

Researchers at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine found that smoking also weakens the ability for pulp in teeth to fight illness and disease.

– Case Western Reserve University

Journal of Endodontics

Being Older Helps Skin Heal with Less Scarring, and Now Researchers Know Why

A compound secreted in the bloodstream could be the key factor that causes wounds in older people to heal with less scarring than in younger people.

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Cell Reports; K08-AR066661; P30-AR069589; T32GM008216; I01RX002701

Common heart condition linked to sudden death

A University of Adelaide-led team of researchers has found a link between sudden cardiac death (when the heart suddenly stops beating) and a common heart condition known as mitral valve prolapse that affects around 12 in every 1000 people worldwide. ...

– University of Adelaide

BMJ Journal Heart

Meditation and music may improve memory of those at-risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

Kim Innes, an epidemiology professor from the West Virginia University School of Public Health, and her team are studying the potential benefits of a simple meditation or music listening practice for improving memory and cognitive functioning, as wel...

– West Virginia University

Alzheimer’s Disease

New Technology Gives Parents Virtual Face Time with their Hospitalized Children and Medical Team

The pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) team at the University of Maryland Children’s Hospital (UMCH) is offering a new way for families to interact with their child and the medical team when they can’t be there in person. PICU Connect is a mobi...

– University of Maryland Medical Center/School of Medicine

MyUCSDHealth App Available for Download on Apple and Android Mobile Devices

Access to world class care is now easier, faster and at the fingertips of UC San Diego Health patients and loved ones. With the new MyUCSDHealth mobile application, patients have the ability to manage their health information and communicate with the...

– University of California San Diego Health

Nelson Lung Cancer Screening Study Confirms NLST Results - Widespread Testing is Vital

The Nelson Study, presented at the IASLC World Conference on Lung Cancer, showed that lung cancer screening in high-risk patients reduced lung cancer deaths by up to 44%. Wider screening is needed. Doctors must prescribe these exams. Medicare reimbur...

– American College of Radiology (ACR)

National Chiropractic Health Month Starts on Oct. 1: Get Moving!

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and chiropractors nationwide are promoting the benefits of movement to overall health as well as the prevention of back pain during National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM) in October.

– American Chiropractic Association

CAP Hosts Media Lab Webinar

Media can get a quick overview of what the CAP does, how it's expert member pathologists can add value to their stories.

– College of American Pathologists (CAP)

NIH Funds UNC Study to Investigate Maternal-Fetal Transmission of Zika

The NIH has given a $2.7 million R01 award to researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and their colleagues in Nicaragua to study maternal-fetal transmission of Zika and its impact on infant neurodevelopment.

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

Arteaga Awarded $600,000 to Study Breast Cancer Therapy Resistance

The Susan G. Komen organization has awarded a $600,000 research grant to Dr. Carlos Arteaga, Director of the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center and Associate Dean of Oncology Programs at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

Experts from K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital and Former NY Giants Stephen Baker to Tackle Kids Cancer at iPlay America

Hackensack Meridian Health K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center to host an event dedicated to pediatric cancer research and programs on September 28, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tackle Kids Cancer will take place at ...

– Hackensack Meridian Health

Jersey Shore University Medical Center Launches Advanced Heart Failure Center

Renowned experts collaborate to expand the comprehensive cardiac services offered in Monmouth and Ocean counties.

– Hackensack Meridian Health

Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Announces Genevieve V. Foley as the 2018 Dr. Casey Hooke Distinguished Service Award Recipient

Chicago (Sep. 25, 2018): The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) has presented Genevieve Foley, MSN RN with the 2018 Dr. Casey Hooke Distinguished Service Award. Foley’s achievement was officially announced at the 42nd APHON...

– Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Announces Marilyn Hockenberry as the winner of the 2018 Dr. Nancy E. Kline Mentoring Award

Chicago (Sep. 25, 2018): The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) has awarded Marilyn J. Hockenberry, PhD RN PPCNP-BC FAAN with the 2018 Dr. Nancy E. Kline Mentoring Award. Hockenberry’s achievement was formally announced at ...

– Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Announces Kaye Schmidt as winner of the 2018 Dr. Patricia Greene Leadership Award

Chicago (Sep. 25, 2018): The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) has awarded this year’s Dr. Patricia Greene Leadership Award to Kaye Schmidt, MA RN NEA-BC CPHON®. Schmidt was presented with this award at the 42nd Annual AP...

– Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

APHON Announces the 2018 Membership Award Winners at its 42nd Annual Conference

Chicago (Sep. 25, 2018) The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) announced the recipients of the 2018 APHON Membership Awards at its 42nd Annual Conference and Exhibit, held September 13-15 in Savannah, GA. APHON Membership Awa...

– Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

Kathryn H. Bowles, PhD, to Receive 15th Annual Claire M. Fagin Distinguished Researcher Award

Kathryn H. Bowles, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, the van Ameringen Chair in Nursing Excellence and a Professor in Penn Nursing’s Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences, will receive the 15th annual Claire M. Fagin Distinguished Researcher Award. The b...

– University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Roswell Park Awarded More Than $6 Million in Moonshot Funds to Lead New Data Management Resource

Through a grant award provided by the Cancer MoonshotSM, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center will support and advance some of the nation’s most ambitious cancer research projects.

– Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center


New York University to Host UN Side Meeting on Oral Health—September 28

NYU College of Dentistry and its World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center, together with NYU College of Global Public Health, will host an event on Friday, September 28, on accelerating global progress in addressing oral health.

– New York University

Science News

Sunflower Pollen Has Medicinal, Protective Effects on Bees

Sunflower pollen lowers pathogen infection rates and contributes to healthier bumble bee and honey bee colonies.

– North Carolina State University

Scientific Reports; USDA-AFRI 2013–02536; USDA/CSREES MAS000411; NSF-DEB-1258096/1638866; NSF DEB-1415507

Embargo expired on 26-Sep-2018 at 05:00 ET

More Persistent Weather Patterns in U.S. Linked to Arctic Warming

Persistent weather conditions, including dry and wet spells, generally have increased in the United States, perhaps due to rapid Arctic warming, according to a Rutgers-led study. Persistent weather conditions can lead to weather extremes such as drou...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Geophysical Research Letters ; Rutgers Today

Plant Genetic Resources Ensure Ag’s Future

An important part of plant genetic resources is crop wild relatives. These are closely related to crop species but have not been domesticated by humans. This plant genetic materials and those who care for them are vital for human survival.

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

Crop Science, August 30, 2018

Adoption of green stormwater infrastructure likely to increase after floods

Residents and property owners are more likely to adopt some green stormwater infrastructure practices if they have experienced flooding or erosion on their property or in their neighborhoods, according to new research from the University of Vermont. ...

– University of Vermont

Landscape and Urban Planning, Dec-2018; EPS-1101317

UIC Chemical Engineers First to Functionalize Boron Nitride with Other Nanosystems

Scientists report that treatment with a superacid causes boron nitride layers to separate into atomically thick sheets, while creating binding sites on the surface of these sheets that provide opportunities to interface with nanoparticles, molecules ...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

ACS Nano

Researchers Seek Vaccine for ‘Traveler’s Diarrhea’

A joint effort between the University of Georgia and the University of Texas at Austin has discovered how ETEC works to cause disease. They are using this information in an effort to develop a preventive vaccine for travelers.

– University of Georgia

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Multimodal Imaging Shows Strain Can Drive Chemistry in a Photovoltaic Material

A unique combination of imaging tools and atomic-level simulations has allowed a team led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory to solve a longstanding debate about the properties of a promising material that can harvest energ...

– Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Nature Materials

New biofuel production system powered by a community of algae and fungi

MSU scientists have a new proof of concept for a biofuel production platform that uses two species of marine algae and soil fungi. It lowers cultivation and harvesting costs and increases productivity, factors that currently hold back biofuels from b...

– Department of Energy, Office of Science

Biotechnology for Biofuels

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No Longer Whistling in the Dark: Scientists Uncover a Little-Understood Source of Waves Generated Throughout the Universe

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and other laboratories, using data from a NASA four-satellite mission that is studying reconnection, have developed a method for identifying the source of wave...

– Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Geophysical Research Letters, Aug-2018

Toward a New Light: Advanced Light Source Upgrade Project Moves Forward

The Advanced Light Source (ALS), a scientific user facility at Berkeley Lab, has received federal approval to proceed with preliminary design, planning and R&D work for a major upgrade project that will boost the brightness of its X-ray beams at leas...

– Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Department of Energy Announces $218 Million for Quantum Information Science

Brookhaven Lab will lead and contribute to DOE-funded research aimed at advancing next-gen technologies in computing, sensing, and other areas.

– Brookhaven National Laboratory

Basu receives NSF funding to make 3D-printed parts more structurally sound

Saurabh Basu, assistant professor of industrial and manufacturing engineering, is working on making additive components more reliable thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation.

– Penn State College of Engineering


Energy Secretary awards researchers for global threat reduction

Seven employees from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory were among those presented with a Secretary of Energy Achievement Award at the Secretary’s Honors Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., on August 29.

– Argonne National Laboratory

Department of Energy Announces $218 Million for Quantum Information Science

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $218 million in funding for 85 research awards in the important emerging field of Quantum Information Science (QIS).

– Department of Energy, Office of Science

Lifestyle & Social Sciences

Researchers identify marker in brain associated with aggression in children

A University of Iowa-led research team has identified a brain-wave marker associated with aggression in young children. The finding could lead to earlier identification of toddlers with aggressive tendencies before the behavior becomes more ingrained...

– University of Iowa

Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry

Embargo expired on 26-Sep-2018 at 00:05 ET

Sidestepping the pitfalls of overconfidence with plausible deniability

Although confidence can serve as both a blessing and a curse, new research from the University of Notre Dame shows how people can reap the rewards without risking the social penalties for overconfidence.

– University of Notre Dame

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

Study shows link between breastfeeding and infant health is not straight-forward

Results from a new study suggest that the benefits of breastfeeding reported in the vast majority of prior research could be influenced by the mother’s characteristics, such as what they know about health and nutrition. The findings could help guid...

– University at Buffalo

Social Science & Medicine: Population Health

Poll: Delaware Democrats have huge leads, forecasting national 'Blue Wave'

Two Delaware Democrats are dominating opponents by large margins that fall in line with the predicted “Blue Wave” natiowide. In addition to heavy leads, U.S. Sen. Tom Carper and U.S. Rep. Blunt Rochester are beating their Republican foes in areas...

– University of Delaware

Smithsonian Snapshot: Illuminating Culture

Pepón Osorio created “El Chandelier” for a performance piece that explored the life of a Puerto Rican woman living in New York.

– Smithsonian Institution

New Book Suggests Framework for 'Value-Driven Leadership'

"Practice makes perfect" is age-old wisdom that applies to musicians, gamers, speakers — even fly fishermen. A new book by University of Washington professor Patrick Dobel argues that such thinking can also guide public leaders to manage their orga...

– University of Washington

Thinking ‘Follower First’

Could changing the focus of leadership studies from the leader to the follower produce more substantial gains within the discipline? Lisa DeFrank-Cole, director of the Leadership Studies Program at West Virginia University, is looking at the field in...

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– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

CSUMB and Regional Community Colleges form Pathways Partnership to Improve Student Outcomes

California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB), Cabrillo College, Hartnell College and Monterey Peninsula College have formed the Monterey Bay College Pathways Partnership (MBCPP), a partnership aimed at improving time to degree and degree complet...

– California State University, Monterey Bay

UIC earns national recognition for sustainability efforts

UIC has been recognized for its sustainability efforts with several recent acknowledgements

– University of Illinois at Chicago

MEDIA ADVISORY: Report Card on Children and Youth Physical Activity to Be Released

The National Physical Activity Plan Alliance (NPAPA) will release its 2018 United States Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth.

– American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Elizabeth Smart speaking at Iowa State on Oct. 5

In 2002, 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart was abducted from her home and spent nine months in captivity. Her kidnapping became one of the most-followed child abduction cases in history. On Oct. 5, Smart is bringing her message of empowerment to Iowa State...

– Iowa State University

Business News

Will Business Secrecy Keep Defeating the Public’s Right to Know on Food Safety?

In 2017, more than one million Europeans asked the European Commission to ban glyphosate and to ensure the publication of all industry-funded studies used to back up regulatory decisions on pesticides.

– Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL)





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