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Some people uncomfortable discontinuing colorectal cancer screening even when benefit is low

A new study finds 29 percent of veterans who underwent recommended screening colonoscopies were uncomfortable with the idea of stopping these screenings when the benefit was expected to be low for them personally.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

JAMA Network Open; VA CDA 09-213-2; NIDDK T32 DK062708

Embargo expired on 07-Dec-2018 at 11:00 ET


Media Advisory: Young Age Associated with Worse Prognosis in Specific Breast Cancer Subtype

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– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Breast Cancer Research and Treatment


Johns Hopkins Team Identifies Promising Diagnostic Tool For Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine have identified in live human brains new radioactive “tracer” molecules that bind to and “light up” tau tangles, a protein associated with a number of neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s di...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Journal of Nuclear Medicine


New Rehabilitation Device for People with Leg Injuries

Uniqueness of SUSU scientists’ development consists in the fact that this device unlike other analogous devices allows involving all the joints of lower limb. Patented know-how can be applied not only for rehabilitation after serious injuries or te...

– South Ural State University


Risk Analysis Releases Special Issue on Communicating About Zika Virus

Today, Risk Analysis, an International Journal, published a special issue, “Communicating About Zika,” which features several articles that were originally presented as works-in-progress at the Zika Communication Summit convened in March 2017 by ...

– Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

Risk Analysis, an International Journal


Opioid Prescriptions Can Be Drastically Reduced After Surgery with No Increase in Pain, Study Shows Striking

Pain after surgery can be effectively managed with minimal or no opioids, according to research conducted at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and published today in JAMA Network Open. A two-year study by a multidisciplinary team of surgeons a...

– Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

JAMA Network Open; P30CA016056 ; T32CA108456


Rush Acts Locally, Leads Nationally

Rush University Medical Center is working to improve population health by focusing the economic impact of how it hires, purchases and invests towards the local communities it serves

– Rush University Medical Center

Anchor Mission Playbook


Wealthy patients flock to clinics that offer free healthcare to the poor

A new study by a Cornell University marketing expert upends that assumption. And it offers new insights into optimal resource allocation at health care nonprofits not only in low- and middle-income countries but also in higher-income countries.

– Cornell University

Journal of Marketing Research


New Generation of Therapeutics Based on Understanding of Aging Biology Show Promise for Alzheimer's Disease

A scientific strategy that explores therapeutic targets based on the biology of aging is gaining ground as an effective approach to prevent and treat Alzheimer's disease, according to research published in the December 7, 2018 online issue of Neurolo...

– Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation

Neurology®


Living With Cancer: Some Men With Prostate Cancer Opt Out of Surgery

Of the 165,000 men in the U.S. expected to be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year, about half will have low-risk disease. Many of those patients will opt for active surveillance -- a process in which men with low-risk, slow-growing prostate canc...

– Cedars-Sinai

JAMA Oncology

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Oxybutynin lessens hot flash frequency, improves breast cancer survivor quality of life, Mayo-led study finds

Research led by oncologists Roberto Leon-Ferre, M.D. and Charles Loprinzi, M.D. of Mayo Clinic has found that the drug oxybutynin helps to reduce the frequency and intensity of hot flashes in women who are unable to take hormone replacement therapy, ...

– Mayo Clinic

2018 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium


7 impactful tips to prevent home fires this holiday season

Enjoy the holiday season while eliminating the possibilities of hazardous home fires.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham


New Draft Legislation Could Jeopardize Access to Medical Tests Vital to Patient Care

On Thursday, December 6, House and Senate lawmakers released bipartisan draft legislation, known as the Verifying Accurate, Leading-edge In Vitro Clinical Test Development (VALID) Act, which outlines a framework for the Food and Drug Administration (...

– American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)


UC San Diego Researcher Gets $4 Million NCI Award to Study Cancer Drug Resistance, Spread

David Cheresh, Distinguished Professor at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, received $4.2 million National Cancer Institute Outstanding Investigator Award to continue his research into cancer’s ability to overcome stress, gain ...

– University of California San Diego Health

Science News


Small but Versatile

The ammonia oxidizing archaea, or Thaumarchaeota, are amongst the most abundant marine microorganisms. Yet, we are still discovering which factors allow them to thrive in the ocean: A new publication reveals that marine Thaumarchaeota have a broader ...

– University of Vienna

Nature Microbiology

Embargo expired on 10-Dec-2018 at 00:00 ET


LLNL researchers develop 3D-printed metamaterials that change mechanical properties under magnetic fields

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have introduced a new class of metamaterials that can nearly instantly respond and stiffen 3D-printed structures when exposed to a magnetic field, a development that could be applied to next-generati...

– Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Science Advances, December 7, 2018


Low Oxygen and pH Levels in Estuaries Causing More Death to Larval Blue Crabs

Inhabiting a vast network of estuaries along the Atlantic coast, blue crabs are ecologically important and represent one of the valuable and prized fisheries in the United States. Blue crabs spawn in estuaries at a time of year when water-quality is...

– Stony Brook University

PLoS One


Animals help mitigate climate change through influence on carbon cycle, according to interdisciplinary team of remote sensing scientists

Scott Goetz and Chris Doughty of Northern Arizona University participated in a study published in the journal Science that shows animals play a significant role in mitigating the effects of climate change by mediating carbon exchange between ecosyste...

– Northern Arizona University


New X-ray imaging approach could boost nanoscale resolution for Advanced Photon Source Upgrade

A long-standing problem in optics holds that an improved resolution in imaging is offset by a loss in the depth of focus. Now, scientists are joining computation with X-ray imaging as they develop a new and exciting technique to bypass this limitatio...

– Argonne National Laboratory

Optica, Aug-2018


Experiments at PPPL show remarkable agreement with satellite sightings

Feature describes striking similarity of laboratory research findings with observations of the four-satellite Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission that studies magnetic reconnection in space.

– Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Nature Communications, Dec.6-2018


Using inkjet printers to build a new biosensor for less invasive breast cancer detection

NIBIB-funded researchers have created a novel, low-cost biosensor to detect HER-2, a breast cancer biomarker in the blood, allowing for a far less invasive diagnostic test than the current practice, a needle biopsy. Scientists at the Universities of ...

– National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Biosensors and Bioelectronics; EB16707


New Concrete Paving Machine to Improve the Quality of Roads

In the Russian Federation, the paved road network is growing 7 times less per million people than in the developed countries of Europe and in the USA. Because of the large and frequent defects of the road surface, the average speed of auto transport ...

– South Ural State University


Subtlety and the Selective Art of Separating Lanthanides

Unexpected molecular interactions involving water clusters have a subtle, yet profound, effect on extractants picking their targets.

– Department of Energy, Office of Science

ACS Central Science 4, 739 (2018). [DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.8b00223]


Friendly electromagnetic pulse improves survival for electronics

A "friendly" electromagnetic pulse (EMP) at Sandia National Laboratories enables military users and others to better insulate their product against an energy pulse that could be set off by a nuclear weapon exploded high above the United States.

– Sandia National Laboratories


It Will Always Be Warm in the Houses: Hybrid Energy Saving System of the Future

The presence of hot water in a residential building and comfortable temperature in it are the primary needs of a man. However, today the breakages often occur in the system of heating or hot water supply.

– South Ural State University


Nearly $1 million NSF grant to bolster cyber-physical systems security

A team of Missouri University of Science and Technology researchers has received a National Science Foundation research grant of nearly $1 million to develop stronger safeguards for a wide array of complex systems that rely on computers – from publ...

– Missouri University of Science and Technology


University to lead $2.25 million grant for developing next-generation quantum computer

The University of Minnesota announced today that it will lead a $2.25 million grant over the next three years from the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science for developing materials and device knowledge necessary for creating the next-generatio...

– University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering

Lifestyle & Social Sciences


When scientists push people to their tipping point

You probably overestimate just how far someone can push you before you reach your tipping point, new research suggests. A new study tilted people backwards in a device and asked them at what point they thought they would fall if they weren’t suppor...

– Ohio State University

Attention, Perception & Psychophysics


We Are Not Hardwired to Go to War

Anthropology professor R. Brian Ferguson's new research counters what many scientists and scholars have long believed: that brutal, bloodthirsty behavior is part of our DNA. Ferguson argues, however, that there is no scientific proof that we have an...

– Rutgers University

Scientific American


Does having autism make you more vulnerable to cyber phishing attacks?

UAB study suggests individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder may not be more prone to cyber phishing attacks compared to those without the disorder.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham


‘Silent Night’ Still Making a Joyful Noise on 200th Birthday

One of the world's most famous Christmas carols, "Silent Night," marks its 200th anniversary on Christmas Eve, 2018. Florida State Musicologist Dr. Sarah Eyerly is available to talk about the song's history and legacy.

– Florida State University


Harry Potter characters will reveal your personality to psychologists

July 31st happens to the birthday of Harry Potter and his creator J.K. Rowling. Ahead of the birthday of one of the most famous wizards of modern times Harry Potter and his creator Joanne Rowling on July 31, researchers from South Ural State Universi...

– South Ural State University


Author Daniel Pink Speaks at UVA Darden on Career-Planning, Timing and Why MBAs Still Need to Think Like MFAs

Speaking to students at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, Pink said writing had been a primary outlet at every step of his career, beginning with short stories as an undergraduate to magazine articles on the side while serving as ...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


New media scholar, mathematician named distinguished professors at UW-Milwaukee

Richard Grusin of English and Richard Stockbridge of mathematics are the newest distinguished professors at UWM. Thirty-one distinguished professors now teach, research and mentor students at Wisconsin’s only public urban research university.

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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