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Sucking Your Baby’s Pacifier to Clean It May Prevent Allergies

New research suggests a link between parental sucking on a pacifier and a lower allergic response among young children.

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

ACAAI Scientific Meeting

Embargo expired on 16-Nov-2018 at 00:00 ET


Milk Allergy Affects Half of U.S. Food-Allergic Kids Under Age One

New research found that over two percent of all U.S. children under the age of 5 have a milk allergy, and 53 percent of food-allergic infants under age 1 have a cow’s milk allergy.

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

ACAAI Annual Meeting

Embargo expired on 16-Nov-2018 at 00:00 ET


Secondhand Marijuana Smoke Causes Asthma Symptoms in Child Allergic to Cannabis

New research shows it’s possible for both children and adults with uncontrolled asthma to find their symptoms worsening due to cannabis allergy and exposure to marijuana smoke.

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

ACAAI Annual Meeting

Embargo expired on 16-Nov-2018 at 00:00 ET


Caregiver’s Poor Knowledge of Asthma Means Longer Hospital Stay for Child

New research shows children of caregivers with poor asthma knowledge were four times more likely to have a prolonged hospital stay. A “prolonged” stay was defined as more than two days.

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

ACAAI Annual Meeting

Embargo expired on 16-Nov-2018 at 00:00 ET


Your Severe Eczema May Best be Treated by Allergy Shots

New research found allergy shots provided significant benefits to the eczema symptoms suffered by a 48-year-old man.

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

ACAAI Annual Meeting

Embargo expired on 16-Nov-2018 at 00:00 ET


Will Your Epinephrine Auto Injector Still Work if it Gets Frozen?

What happens if you leave your epinephrine auto injector in your car in winter and it freezes? More than likely it will still work, according to new research.

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

ACAAI Annual Meeting

Embargo expired on 16-Nov-2018 at 00:00 ET


Safest Way to Dine Out for Those with Food Allergies is Using up to 15 Strategies

New research examined what tools people who have food allergies use to prevent allergic reactions at restaurants.

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

ACAAI Annual Meeting

Embargo expired on 16-Nov-2018 at 00:00 ET


Sucking Your Baby’s Pacifier May Benefit Their Health

Many parents probably think nothing of sucking on their baby’s pacifier to clean it after it falls to the ground. Turns out, doing so may benefit their child’s health. A Henry Ford Health System study found that babies whose parents sucked on...

– Henry Ford Health System

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology meeting

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

includes video


Preventable Hospital Readmissions Cut by More Than 25 Percent Under Innovative Contract Between University of Pennsylvania Health System and Independence Blue Cross

After the first year of an innovative, five-year contract between the University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) and Independence Blue Cross (Independence), the health system is reporting a more than 25 percent cut in hospital readmissions – t...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

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


Home-Based Visits Benefit Rural Patients with Kidney Disease

• A pilot program delivered by community health representatives in the homes of patients with chronic kidney disease in Zuni Pueblo in rural New Mexico promoted patients’ active involvement in their own care. • The program also led to modest ...

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN)

Embargo expired on 15-Nov-2018 at 17:00 ET


Brain, muscle cells found lurking in kidney organoids grown in lab

New research has identified rogue cells – namely brain and muscle cells – lurking within kidney organoids. The presence of such cells indicates that the “recipes” used to coax stem cells into becoming kidney cells inadvertently are churning o...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Cell Stem Cell, Nov. 15, 2018

Embargo expired on 15-Nov-2018 at 11:00 ET


Anti-Malaria Drugs Have Shown Promise in Treating Cancer, and Now Researchers Know Why

Anti-malaria drugs known as chloroquines have been repurposed to treat cancer for decades, but until now no one knew exactly what the chloroquines were targeting when they attack a tumor. Now, researchers from the Abramson Cancer Center of the Univer...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Cancer Discovery; R01CA169134; P01 CA114046; P30 CA016520; SPORE P50 CA174523; 1R01CA198015; CA016672; P30CA010815

Embargo expired on 15-Nov-2018 at 11:00 ET


UC San Diego Health Among First in Nation to Receive CHQI Telemedicine Accreditation

UC San Diego Health is proud to announce it has earned ClearHealth Quality Institute (CHQI) accreditation for telemedicine. CHQI is an independent health care accrediting body that offers the only telemedicine or telehealth accreditation program in t...

– University of California San Diego Health

Embargo expired on 16-Nov-2018 at 07:05 ET


Dry Eye Syndrome Slows Reading Rate, Study Suggests

Dry Eye Syndrome Slows Reading Rate, Study Suggests 11/15/2018 AddThis Sharing Buttons Share to Facebook Share to TwitterShare to EmailShare to PrintShare to More Slow reading rate and significantly disrupt day to day tasks that require visual...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Optometry and Vision Science


‘Two Heads Are Better Than One’ — a New Way of Nursing Education — Gets High Marks from Students in Baylor University Study

A new “buddy system” of nursing education — in which two students work together as one nurse to share ideas, set priorities and make clinical decisions for patient care in the “real world” of nursing — is effective, according to a study b...

– Baylor University

Journal of Nursing Education


Interruptions after work: why phone calls and texts are worse than emails

After work emails, phone calls and text messages have different consequences for employees. Email interruptions allow workers to be in control. Phone calls have the largest effect on feeling exhausted at work and at home.

– University of Georgia

MIS Quarterly


Project on improving lifesaving care for emergency trauma patients leads to pioneering clinical trial

Using an innovative quality improvement project to determine how to design an effective emergency trauma clinical trial, a team of surgeons at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) was able to launch the first-ever study...

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

JAMA, Nov. 2018


Ashkenazi Jewish Founder Mutation Identified in Leigh Syndrome

Decades after two brothers died in childhood from a mitochondrial disease, scientists pinpointed the genetic cause as a founder mutation in an Ashkenazi Jewish ancestor. The discoverers say the causative gene should be included in prenatal genetic ca...

– Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Human Molecular Genetics, Oct 2018 ; DK082446, GM008638, DK113250, HD032062


CDC Designates HIV Prevention in Young Transgender Women Effective

Project LifeSkills, a behavioral intervention to prevent HIV in young transgender women, was designated by the HIV/AIDS Prevention Research Synthesis (PRS) project at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as showing the best evide...

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

JAMA Pediatrics - Aug 2018


Cotton-Based Hybrid Biofuel Cell Could Power Implantable Medical Devices

A glucose-powered biofuel cell that uses electrodes made from cotton fiber could someday help power implantable medical devices such as pacemakers and sensors. The new fuel cell, which provides twice as much power as conventional biofuel cells, could...

– Georgia Institute of Technology

Nature Communications


Researchers Launch Website on Firearm Deaths & Injuries Among Children to Accelerate Knowledge & Prevention

Nearly 28,000 American children and teens have died because of firearms in the past decade – second only to the 44,800 who died in motor vehicle collisions. A new website aims to help researchers, health care providers and others tackle the preven...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

HD087149


How to Really Approach Eating Before and on Thanksgiving

Cutting back considerably on high-calorie foods, even full meals, in the days or weeks before Thanksgiving in anticipation of pigging out on turkey, sweet potato pie and other traditional dishes on the big day is a common pre-holiday diet plan.

– LifeBridge Health


Catalyst for a Cure: A Clear Path to Vision Restoration

Currently, all therapy for glaucoma is directed at lowering eye pressure, but the fundamental problem in glaucoma is the degeneration of the optic nerve fibers necessary for vision.

– Glaucoma Research Foundation


Cardiologists and Engineers Collaborate to Create New Treatments for Heart Disease

In a new $5.5 million center that spans engineering and cardiology specialties at Johns Hopkins, experts aim to improve the diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm disorders that affect millions of people by leveraging innovations in cardiac imaging,...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine


Art in Science and Medicine: From Serendipity to Study Aid

Winners of Penn's Art in Science competition feature beautiful visual images produced using methods of scientific inquiry. And next month, a new medical student group will host its first-ever Penn Med art show to highlight the artistic talents of med...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


Battle of the sexes: Kansas State University biologist uses DOD grant to research trauma survival differences between men, women

A Kansas State University biologist is using a $650,000 U.S. Department of Defense grant to study the differences between men and women and how their hormones affect the ways they respond to medication and surgery after a traumatic event.

– Kansas State University


Escuela de Medicina de Mayo Clinic recibe donación de 200 millones de dólares

Mayo Clinic anunció la donación de 200 millones de dólares por parte del señor Jay Alix, conocido filántropo de Birmingham (Michigan) y fundador de la firma AlixPartners. La donación en forma de legado es fue designada para la Escuela de Medici...

– Mayo Clinic


Senate Introduces Bill to Expand Chiropractic Access to Military Retirees, National Guard

A bill introduced Nov. 14 in the U.S. Senate and supported by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) would expand access to chiropractic services to military retirees as well as members of the National Guard and Reserve through the Department of...

– American Chiropractic Association


An Overdue First Step; Immediate Follow-up Needed

In response to today’s shocking data from the CDC documenting a 78 percent increase e-cigarette use among high schoolers and a 48 percent increase among middle schoolers, the FDA is finally taking concrete action to regulate tobacco products. The ...

– American Thoracic Society (ATS)


Vanderbilt Research Hub to Examine Issues Faced by Children at Risk for Poor Health, Education Outcomes

Experts from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s Department of Health Policy and Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development are joining efforts to establish a Policies for Action (P4A) Research Hub at Vander...

– Vanderbilt University Medical Center


Johns Hopkins Bloomberg American Health Initiative Releases Special Public Health Reports Supplement

With U.S. life expectancy now on the decline for two consecutive years, the Bloomberg American Health Initiative is releasing a supplement to Public Health Reports, the scholarly journal of the U.S. Surgeon General. The supplement includes a series o...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


FDA restrictions on e-cigarettes important step to protect the health of youth

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center applauds new actions announced today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to limit the sale of most flavored electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) to age-restricted locations and require age...

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center


Kids with cancer will celebrate an early Thanksgiving together

The Children’s Hospital University of Illinois will host a pre-holiday Thanksgiving meal and celebration for pediatric cancer and sickle cell patients and their families Nov. 17.

– University of Illinois at Chicago


Hackensack Meridian Health First Health System in New Jersey to Offer New Treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Hackensack Meridian Health is the first health system in New Jersey to offer an innovative new treatment option called Inspire Upper Airway Stimulation (UAS) therapy to help obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients. The implantable device is activated...

– Hackensack Meridian Health


WVU first site to launch clinical trial utilizing non-opioid micropellet implant for chronic pain

As part of an ongoing commitment to battle opioid addiction, the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute at West Virginia University today marked a major milestone, enrolling the first patient in a randomized clinical trial that will test the effectivenes...

– West Virginia University

Science News


Twitter use influenced by social schedules, not changing seasons and daylight

An analysis of Twitter data from the U.S. shows that social media usage largely mirrors daily work schedules and school calendars. The data reflect the amount of “social jet lag” caused when social demands make people wake up much earlier than th...

– University of Chicago Medical Center

Current Biology

Embargo expired on 15-Nov-2018 at 11:00 ET


DICE: Immune cell atlas goes live

For more than four years, a team of LJI scientists led by Associate Professor Pandurangan Vijayanand, M.D., Ph.D., has been undertaking a massive immunoprofiling effort, detailing how variations in DNA sequence impact gene activity in different types...

– La Jolla Institute for Immunology

Cell; AI108564; S10RR027366; S10OD016262

Embargo expired on 15-Nov-2018 at 11:00 ET


New maps hint at how electric fish got their big brains

Researchers have mapped the regions of the brain in mormyrid fish in extremely high detail. Their new measurements can help illuminate longstanding questions in neuroanatomy. As brains get bigger, do all regions of the brain scale up in a predictable...

– Washington University in St. Louis

NSF IOS 1255396

Embargo expired on 15-Nov-2018 at 11:00 ET

includes video


Beneath the surface: Geography students cave in Cuba

Maria Perez, an assistant professor of geography in West Virginia University’s Department of Geology and Geography, led members of the student caving club, WVU Student Grotto, on a new study abroad trip to Cuba in May 2018.

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Embargo expired on 15-Nov-2018 at 15:00 ET


Opening Access to Explore the Synthetic Chemistry of Neptunium

New, easily prepared starting material opens access to learning more about a difficult-to-control element in nuclear waste.

– Department of Energy, Office of Science

Chemical Communications 54, 6113 (2018). [DOI: 10.1039/c8cc02611d]


Diverse Biofeedstocks Have High Ethanol Yields and Offer Biorefineries Flexibility

Evidence suggests that biorefineries can accept various feedstocks without negatively impacting the amount of ethanol produced per acre.

– Department of Energy, Office of Science

GCB Bioenergy (2018).


Astronomers Find Possible Elusive Star Behind Supernova

Astronomers may have finally uncovered the long-sought progenitor to a specific type of exploding star by sifting through NASA Hubble Space Telescope archival data. The supernova, called a Type Ic, is thought to detonate after its massive star has sh...

– Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Oct-2018; The Astrophysical Journal, Jun-2018


UNH Scientists Help Provide First-Ever Views of Elusive Energy Explosion

Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have captured a difficult-to-view singular event involving “magnetic reconnection”—the process by which sparse particles and energy around Earth collide producing a quick but mighty explosion—in ...

– University of New Hampshire

Science Magazine


Cosmic Fireworks

It's not every day you get to observe a gamma-ray binary system. In fact, it's a once-in-a-lifetime experience comparable to seeing Halley's Comet or a solar eclipse. Here's what a UD team saw.

– University of Delaware

Astrophysical Journal Letters


$1.6M for solar cell windows, high-temperature solar power

Electricity-generating windows and high-temperature solar power are the aims of two new University of Michigan projects, funded with a total of $1.6 million from the Department of Energy's Solar Energy Technologies Office.

– University of Michigan


Trans-Galactic Streamers Feeding Most Luminous Galaxy in the Universe

The most luminous galaxy in the universe has been caught in the act of stripping away nearly half the mass from at least three of its smaller neighbors.

– National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Science, November 2018


Self-Sensing Materials Are Here

Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers invented a way to make a nanomaterial-embedded composite that is stronger than other fiber-reinforced composites and imbued with a new capability—the ability to monitor its own structural health.

– Oak Ridge National Laboratory

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces


UGA professor and comic strip artist produce award-winning short film series for kids

A partnership between a UGA professor and the creator of the “Sherman’s Lagoon” comic strip has resulted in a new short film series, “The Adventures of Zack and Molly,” which highlights the Gulf of Mexico and the importance of healthy ocean...

– University of Georgia

includes video


Research team to study turning carbon dioxide from power plants into valuable product

Research at West Virginia University will focus on turning carbon dioxide in power plant flue gas into commercial-quality sodium bicarbonate—baking soda—aiming to use product sales to lower the cost of carbon capture technology.

– West Virginia University


Jefferson Lab Director Appointed to Distinguished Professorship

Stuart Henderson, director of the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, has been appointed the Governor's Distinguished CEBAF professor at Old Dominion University. The position is supported by the Commonwealth of Virg...

– Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility


Argonne’s Min Si receives early career award from IEEE Computer Society

Argonne’s Min Si wins Award for Excellence for Early Career Researchers in High Performance Computing through the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

– Argonne National Laboratory

Lifestyle & Social Sciences


Social Support Networks Help Motivate Changes among Alcohol-Impaired Drivers

Automobile crashes related to driving while intoxicated (DWI) account for approximately 30 percent of fatal crashes, and 10,000 deaths annually. Social support – defined as emotional, informational, or instrumental help from individuals' social net...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 15-Nov-2018 at 10:00 ET


UCI awarded $5.4 million grant to prepare Compton students for college access and success

The University of California, Irvine has been awarded a $5.4 million Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs partnership grant from the U.S. Department of Education to prepare middle school students for college access and suc...

– University of California, Irvine


Cornell signs study agreement with Verto Education

High school graduates looking for an academic adventure prior to enrolling full-time at Cornell College now have the opportunity to earn general education and elective credits abroad before coming to the Cornell College community.

– Cornell College


UVA Darden’s New Venture Lab Supports MBA Entrepreneurs

Student founders at the UVA Darden School of Business have a new avenue of support. Darden Venture Lab, launched in September by Darden’s Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, offers students dedicated workspace, group meetings, men...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


An evidence-based way to help fix our broken politics

It is an idea for repairing our broken political system that is so promising that new members of Congress will learn about it before taking office in January. It is an idea tested with actual representatives and their constituents, with intriguing an...

– Ohio State University

Politics with the People: Building a Directly Representative Democracy


Beatles expert available to discuss legacy of the ‘White Album’ on its 50th anniversary

Florida State University Professor Barry Faulk, author of 'British Rock Modernism, 1967-1977,' talks about the history and legacy of the Beatles eponymous double album.

Expert Available

– Florida State University


CUR Math/CS Division Selects 2018 Faculty Mentor Awardees

The Mathematics and Computer Sciences Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research has selected recipients of its 2018 Faculty Mentor Award: Liz Bouzarth (Furman University), Gabriela Marcu (University of Michigan), and Karl Schmitt (Valparaiso...

– Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)


Humboldt State University Set to Receive 884-acre Forest

Humboldt State University is on the verge of receiving an 884-acre forest near campus, which will be used for research and field experiences.

– Humboldt State University


UW-Milwaukee welcomes new Letters & Science dean

University selects Scott Gronert to lead its largest school or college

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


UVA Darden Ranked No. 1 MBA for Best Professors and Consulting

The Princeton Review named the UVA Darden School of Business among the top MBA programs in a number of key categories, including the No. 1 ranking for best professors and the best MBA for consulting.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Business News


Quality of sellers critical to growth, revenues for online platforms

Online shopping platforms have changed the way we shop for everything from household items to holiday gifts. The success of an online platform depends on its ability to pair buyers and sellers and remove low-quality sellers, according to new Iowa Sta...

– Iowa State University

Journal of Retailing


CRADA enables resilient microgrid research between Sandia, Emera Technologies

Sandia and Emera Technologies are working on microgrids, small-scale versions of interconnected electric grids that locally manage energy storage and resources, such as solar, wind and thermal systems.

– Sandia National Laboratories


Mount Sinai Health System of New York and Taikang Healthcare of China Launch Strategic Hospital Collaboration

Partnership Will Transform Health Care Delivery at Taikang’s Xianlin Drum Tower Hospital in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China

– Mount Sinai Health System

Marketplace


The Association of American Cancer Institutes Debuts New Website

The Association of American Cancer Institutes is excited to announce the launch of its redesigned website (aaci-cancer.org). The revamped internet presence will enhance communication between AACI and its 98 cancer center members and within the cancer...

– Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI)

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