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Weight Likely Cause for One-Fourth of Asthma Cases in Kids With Obesity

A study including health data for more than 500,000 children in the U.S. suggests obesity might be to blame for about a quarter (23 to 27 percent) of asthma in children who are obese. This could mean about 10 percent of all kids ages 2 to 17 with...

– Duke Health

Pediatrics; CDRN-1306-01556

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

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Breast Cancers Enhance Their Growth by Recruiting Cells From Bone Marrow

Researchers in Israel have discovered that breast tumors can boost their growth by recruiting stromal cells originally formed in the bone marrow. The study, which will be published November 23 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, reveals that the...

– The Rockefeller University Press

Journal of Experimental Medicine, December 2018; 637069 MetCAF; 813/12

Embargo expired on 23-Nov-2018 at 09:00 ET


Brain-Computer Interface Enables People with Paralysis to Control Tablet Devices

Three clinical trial participants with paralysis chatted with family and friends, shopped online and used other tablet computer applications, all by just thinking about pointing and clicking a mouse.

– PLOS

PLOS ONE

Embargo expired on 21-Nov-2018 at 14:00 ET


New Research Suggests Your Imagination Really Can Set You Free From Fear

Mount Sinai study discovers that imagining threats can weaken reactions to them by suppressing perceptual and learning neural mechanisms

– Mount Sinai Health System

Nature

Embargo expired on 21-Nov-2018 at 11:00 ET


Probiotics no help to young kids with stomach virus

A major U.S. study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that a commonly used probiotic is not effective in improving symptoms of diarrhea and vomiting in young children with gastroenteritis.

– Washington University in St. Louis

The New England Journal of Medicine

Embargo expired on 21-Nov-2018 at 17:00 ET

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Working-Memory Training May Help Individuals with an Alcohol Use Disorder

Executive functions of the brain’s frontal lobes help individuals regulate their behavior and work toward long-term goals. Working memory (WM), the ability to maintain and process information during short periods of time, is a critical executive fu...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 21-Nov-2018 at 10:00 ET


Study Identifies How Hantaviruses Infect Lung Cells

Hantaviruses cause severe and sometimes fatal respiratory infections, but how they infect lung cells has been a mystery. In today’s issue of Nature, an international team including researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine reports that han...

– Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Nature; AI101436; AI132633; AI125462

Embargo expired on 21-Nov-2018 at 13:00 ET

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Scientists Discover Key Gene In Cells Associated With Age-Related Hearing Loss

An international group of researchers, led by Ronna Hertzano, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Anatomy and Neurobiology, at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM), and Michael Bowl, P...

– University of Maryland Medical Center/School of Medicine

Nature

Embargo expired on 21-Nov-2018 at 13:00 ET


Orange Juice, Leafy Greens and Berries May Be Tied to Decreased Memory Loss in Men

Eating leafy greens, dark orange and red vegetables and berry fruits, and drinking orange juice may be associated with a lower risk of memory loss over time in men, according to a study published in the November 21, 2018, online issue of Neurology®,...

– American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Neurology®

Embargo expired on 21-Nov-2018 at 16:00 ET


Never-before-seen DNA recombination in the brain linked to Alzheimer’s disease

Scientists from Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) have identified gene recombination in neurons that produces thousands of new gene variants within Alzheimer’s disease brains. The study, published today in Nature, reveals for...

– Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Nature; AG00513; 5T32AG000216-24 ; 105-2917-I-564-085

Embargo expired on 21-Nov-2018 at 13:00 ET

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Treating Spinal Pain with Replacement Discs Made of “Engineered Living Tissue” Moves Closer to Reality

For the first time, bioengineered spinal discs were successfully implanted and provided long-term function in the largest animal model ever evaluated for tissue-engineered disc replacement. A new Penn Medicine study published in Science Translational...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Science Translational Medicine

Embargo expired on 21-Nov-2018 at 14:15 ET


Probiotic No Better Than Placebo for Acute Gastroenteritis in Children

While probiotics are often used to treat acute gastroenteritis (also known as infectious diarrhea) in children, the latest evidence shows no significant differences in outcomes, compared to a placebo.

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

New England Journal of Medicine, Nov-2018

Embargo expired on 21-Nov-2018 at 17:00 ET


Johns Hopkins Researchers Advance Role of Circulating Tumor DNA to Detect Early Melanoma Growth, Uncover Treatment Options

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center say they have added to evidence that measuring and monitoring tumor DNA that naturally circulates in the blood of melanoma patients can not only reliably help reveal the early stages of cancer gro...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Molecular Oncology; P30CA006973


Fear A Major Factor in Reduced Quality Life for Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes

Talking with young adults who have Type 1 diabetes about their fears could greatly impact overall quality of life.

– American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)

The Diabetes Educator Journal, Dec-2018; The Diabetes Educator Journal, Dec-2018


Rush Opens Chicago’s First Center for Airway Diseases

Rush University Medical Center has opened a center for airway diseases, a comprehensive program to treat people with interrelated chronic conditions such as sinusitis, allergies, asthma and sleep apnea, which affect millions of people. It is the firs...

– Rush University Medical Center


CAR T Studies Highlight Abramson Cancer Center Research at ASH Annual Meeting

Penn researchers will present findings at the 60th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting and Exposition in San Diego, including studies that evaluate CAR T combinations, how the timing of CAR T therapy may impact its effectiveness, and which ...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

60th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting and Exposition


Complimentary Press Registration Available for 2019 Winter Rheumatology Symposium

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) welcomes members of the press to write about rheumatology research presented the Winter Rheumatology Symposium in Snowmass Village, CO on January 26 to February 1, 2019.

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

ACR 2019 Winter Rheumatology Symposium


’Longevity Protein’ Rejuvenates Muscle Healing in Old Mice

A protein found in healing muscles of younger mice helps older animals bounce back from injury.

– Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Nature Communications; R01-AG052978, R01-ES023696


Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Advises Consumers: Be Informed before Using an At-Home Genetic Testing Kit this Holiday Season

With the growing popularity of at-home genetic testing kits as holiday gifts, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is advising consumers about what to know before taking a genetic test to learn health information.

– Alzheimer's Foundation of America

Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease


Uniformed Services University Receives Top NATO Award for Medical Support

The highest honor given by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) for medical support was bestowed upon the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, part of the U.S. Department of Defense, Nov. 21 at NATO headquarters in Brussels,...

– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)


Global Healthcare Expert to Lead Cedars-Sinai International Health

Heitham Hassoun, MD, a leading international health expert, has been named vice president and medical director of Cedars-Sinai's Center for International Health. Hassoun joins Cedars-Sinai from Johns Hopkins Medicine, where he was medical director fo...

– Cedars-Sinai


Researcher nets top 10 innovator award for fighting superbugs

University of Adelaide scientist Dr Katharina Richter has been named as one of the top 10 innovators in the MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35 competition for the Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Southeast Asia and Taiwan region.

– University of Adelaide


Does Caffeine Increase Risk for Seizures?

If you have epilepsy, should you stop drinking coffee? ILAE speaks with researcher Astrid Nehlig, who reviewed the latest research at the 2018 European Congress on Epileptology in Vienna.

– International League Against Epilepsy

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Science News


Human ancestors not to blame for ancient mammal extinctions in Africa

New research disputes a long-held view that our earliest tool-bearing ancestors contributed to the demise of large mammals in Africa over the last several million years. Instead, the researchers argue that long-term environmental change drove the ext...

– University of Utah

Science

Embargo expired on 22-Nov-2018 at 14:00 ET


Human ancestors not to blame for ancient mammal extinctions in Africa

New research disputes a long-held view that our earliest tool-bearing ancestors contributed to the demise of large mammals in Africa over the last several million years. Instead, the researchers argue that long-term environmental change drove the ext...

– University of Utah

Science, Nov-2018

Embargo expired on 22-Nov-2018 at 14:00 ET

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Making Decisions Over Prolonged Periods Doesn’t Diminish Accuracy, New Study Finds

Making good decisions typically involves gathering information over at least several seconds, much longer than the time that individual brain cells take to process their inputs. However, this disparity does not reduce our ability to make accurate cho...

– New York University

Current Biology

Embargo expired on 21-Nov-2018 at 11:00 ET


UChicago researchers find simple way to massively improve crop loss simulations

Researchers with NASA, the University of Chicago and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research found that by adding data on when each specific region plants and harvests its crops, they could double the accuracy of crop prediction. This could...

– University of Chicago

Science Advances

Embargo expired on 21-Nov-2018 at 14:00 ET


Where You Go Tells Who You Are—and Vice Versa

Mining data to analyze tracking patterns, Civil Engineering Prof Sharon Di can infer the population travel demand level in a region from the trajectories of just a portion of travelers. She found three distinct groups whose demographics she could inf...

– Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Transportation Research Part C September 18, 2018

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Faster-Charging, Safer Batteries

Flexible batteries that could fit inside a football and power sensors to confirm a first down or even power our devices so they can be fully charged in minutes. A team of researchers at UD has an invention aimed at improving battery performance.

– University of Delaware

includes video


Leah Broussard: Breaking the Standard Model to Fix Understanding of the Universe

Leah Broussard, a physicist at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has so much fun exploring the neutron that she alternates between calling it her “laboratory” and “playground” for understanding the universe.

– Oak Ridge National Laboratory


Ohio Against the Universe

A planet discovered by a team co-led by Ohio State University astronomers spent this week crushing other planets in an international, intergalactic competition known as the ExoCup.

– Ohio State University


Free Flying with Falcons

The sport of parahawking, or paragliding in partnership with a bird of prey, is an opportunity to experience flying like a bird. And the Torrey Pines Gliderport adjacent to the University of California San Diego is one of the only places in the world...

– University of California San Diego

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DOE Laboratories Win Gordon Bell Prize

Two U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratories were recently awarded the 2018 Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM’s) Gordon Bell Prize.

– Department of Energy, Office of Science


Department of Energy Announces 32 R&D 100 Award Winners

DOE researchers have won 32 of the R&D 100 awards given out this year by R&D Magazine. The annual awards are given in recognition of exceptional new products or processes that were developed and introduced into the marketplace during the previous yea...

– Department of Energy, Office of Science


Seven ORNL researchers named 2019 INCITE award winners

Seven researchers from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been chosen by the Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment, also known as INCITE, program to lead scientific investigations that require...

– Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Lifestyle & Social Sciences


Sexist Men Underestimate Their Power in Romantic Relationships

WASHINGTON -- Heterosexual men with sexist attitudes may underestimate how much power they actually have in their romantic relationships, which could lead to increased aggression toward their female partners or wives, according to research published...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

American Psychological Association

Embargo expired on 26-Nov-2018 at 09:00 ET


Canadians’ and Americans’ Twitter language mirrors national stereotypes, researchers find

A new study examining differences in the language used in nearly 40-million tweets suggests national stereotypes—Canadians tend to be polite and nice while Americans are negative and assertive—are reflected on Twitter, even if those stereotypes a...

– McMaster University

PLOS ONE

Embargo expired on 21-Nov-2018 at 14:00 ET

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Media Portrayals of Black Men Contribute to Police Violence, Rutgers Study Says

Finding suggests media bias influences the rates at which police engage black men

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Research in Race and Ethnic Relations

Business News


CRADA boom spurs innovation, collaboration with Sandia Labs

Sandia National Laboratories signed more Cooperative Research and Development Agreements this past fiscal year than in any previous year this century, sparking dozens of new collaborations and potential technological innovations.

– Sandia National Laboratories

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