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Yes Please to Yogurt and Cheese: The New Improved Mediterranean Diet

Thousands of people can take heart as new research from the University of South Australia shows a dairy-enhanced Mediterranean diet will significantly increase health outcomes for those at risk of cardiovascular disease – and it’s even more effec...

– University of South Australia

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Embargo expired on 12-Dec-2018 at 00:00 ET

Researchers collaborating with National Institutes of Health to develop nonopioid drug for chronic pain

Researchers from the Virginia Tech School of Neuroscience are teaming with the University of California San Diego and the U.S. National Institutes of Health to develop a drug –- now in its earliest stages -– that can treat certain types of chroni...

– Virginia Tech


Embargo expired on 12-Dec-2018 at 08:00 ET

Loss of two genes drives a deadly form of colorectal cancer, reveals a potential treatment

Scientists from Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP), in collaboration with clinicians from Scripps Clinic, have identified that the loss of two genes drives the formation of serrated colorectal cancer—yielding potential biomark...

– Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Immunity; R01CA207177; R01CA172025; R01CA192642 ; R01CA218254

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

Roadmap Reveals Shortcut to Recreate Key HIV Antibody for Vaccines

A team led by Duke Human Vaccine Institute researchers, publishing online Dec. 11 in the journal Immunity, reported that they have filled in a portion of the roadmap toward effective neutralization of HIV, identifying the steps that a critical HIV an...

– Duke Health

Immunity; R01AI081625; UM1AI100645

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

Medical training or a family? Residents, training programs seek balance

A new analysis finds striking inconsistency in parental leave policies at the nation’s top residency programs, illustrating the enormous challenge these programs face balancing training the next generation of doctors and supporting trainees’ pers...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan


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

Call for Applications for CFR Local Journalists Workshop, January 17 and 18, 2019

As a nongovernmental, nonpartisan, and nonprofit organization, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) promotes a balanced perspective of international relations and America’s role in the world. To that end, we invite you to apply to participate in ...

– Newswise

Embargo expired on 12-Dec-2018 at 00:00 ET

Internet Therapy Apps Reduce Depression Symptoms, IU Study Finds

IU psychologists have discovered that a series of self-guided, internet-based therapy platforms effectively reduce depression.

– Indiana University

Journal of Medical Internet Research

Your Weight History May Predict Your Heart Failure Risk

In a medical records analysis of information gathered on more than 6,000 people, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers conclude that simply asking older adult patients about their weight history at ages 20 and 40 could provide real value to clinicians i...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Journal of the American Heart Association

New Research Identifies Preferred Survey Instruments for Measuring Medication Satisfaction

Value in Health announced the publication of new research showing that the Diabetes Medication System Rating Questionnaire and the Diabetes Medication System Rating Questionnaire-Short Form are the preferred survey instruments for measuring medicatio...

– ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

Value in Health, Nov-2018

Lowest-Priced Generic Drugs More Likely to Experience Shortages

Value in Health, the official journal of ISPOR, announced today the publication of new research showing that the lowest priced generic drugs are at a substantially elevated risk of experiencing a drug shortage, and that periods of drug shortages are ...

– ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

Value in Health, Nov-2018

Super Healthy Kefir Made From Sonicated Milk

A research team at South Ural State University (SUSU) (Chelyabinsk, Russia), in cooperation with their colleagues from the Russian State Agrarian University and the National Institute of Technology Warangal (India), have significantly enhanced the he...

– South Ural State University

Ultrasonics Sonochemistry

Seeing Small-Molecule Interactions Inside Cells (Video)

Like people in a large company, proteins in cells constantly interact with each other to perform various jobs. To develop new disease therapies, researchers are trying to control these interactions with small-molecule drugs that cause specific protei...

– American Chemical Society (ACS)

Analytical Chemistry

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Gut Microbiome May Affect Some Anti-diabetes Drugs

Why do orally-administered drugs for diabetes work for some people but not others? According to researchers at Wake Forest School of Medicine, bacteria that make up the gut microbiome may be the culprit.

– Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

EBioMedicine, Dec - 2018

New Guidance Outlines Recommendations for Infection Control in Anesthesiology

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America has issued a new expert guidance on how hospitals and healthcare providers may reduce infections associated with anesthesiology procedures and equipment in the operating room.

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Infection Control & Healthcare Epidemiology

New discoveries predict ability to forecast dementia from single molecule

Scientists who recently identified the molecular start of Alzheimer’s disease have used that finding to determine that it should be possible to forecast which type of dementia will develop over time – a form of personalized medicine for neurodege...

– UT Southwestern Medical Center


Mayo Clinic研究人员发现可能改善CAR-T细胞治疗的新策略

Mayo Clinic的研究人员开发了两种新策略,可以提高嵌合抗原受体疗法(CAR-T细胞疗法)在治疗癌症方面的效果。Mayo Clinic研究人员在圣地亚哥举行的2018年美国血液学学会年会上展示了他们的临...

– Mayo Clinic

Mayo 研究人员:口服阿哌沙班治疗癌症患者血栓安全有效


– Mayo Clinic

The annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology

FDA approves first non-invasive therapy device for stress urinary incontinence

New non-invasive treatment for stress urinary incontinence helps strengthen the pelvic floor, and shows more than 87 percent of patients were dry or had mild leakage after a 12-week treatment period, with 93 percent of patients experiencing improveme...

– Creighton University

الباحثون لدى Mayo: أبيكسابان الفموي آمن وفعال لعلاج جلطات مرضى السرطان

سان دييغو —اكتشف الباحثون لدى Mayo Clinic أن العقار الفموي أبيكسابان الذي يُستخدم لعلاج جلطات الدم لدى المرضى الذين يُعالَجون من مرض السرطان ...

– Mayo Clinic

الباحثون لدى Mayo Clinic يحددون استراتيجيات جديدة قد تحسن العلاج بالخلايا التائية خيمرية المستضد (CAR-T cell)

سان دييغو — طوّر الباحثون لدى Mayo Clinic استراتيجيتين جديدتين قد تعملا على تحسين أداء العلاج بالخلايا التائية خيمرية المستضد (CAR-T cell therapy) لعل...

– Mayo Clinic

Pregnant Women, Young Children Most Likely To Use Bed Nets To Prevent Malaria

When households in sub-Saharan Africa don’t have an adequate number of insecticide-treated bed nets, pregnant women and children under five are the most likely family members to sleep under the ones they have, leaving men and school-aged children m...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Malaria Journal

New Technology for Profiling Myeloma Cells

Weizmann Institute scientists Profs. Ido Amit and Amos Tanay, working with hemato-oncologists, have created a new way to profile myeloma tumor cells. The machine-learning-based technique will allow earlier and better diagnosis of the cancer, includin...

– Weizmann Institute of Science

Nature Medicine, Dec-2018

Discovery of New Neural Mechanism Underlying Anxiety Points to Possible Treatments

Controlling the mechanism, found by the lab of Weizmann Institute scientist Prof. Mike Fainzilber, may lead to better therapies for anxiety

– Weizmann Institute of Science

Cell Reports, Dec-2018

Fighting obesity – could it be as plain as dirt?

It costs the global economy an estimated US$2 trillion annually and has been dubbed a modern day health epidemic, but new research from the University of South Australia has unearthed a possible cure for obesity – and it is as plain as dirt!

– University of South Australia

Pharmaceutical Research

Revolutionary testing for food-supply safety and illicit drug use

Oregon State University College of Engineering researchers are developing novel lab-on-a-chip biosensors for testing food quality and safety as well as illicit drug use.

– Oregon State University, College of Engineering

Nursing instructor changed forever by hurricane relief work

Wichita State University nursing instructor Richard Nold spent two weeks in North Carolina providing medical assistance to victims of Hurricane Florence. He describes the experience as tough but rewarding.

– Wichita State University

How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes

According to dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology, dirty makeup brushes can wreak havoc on the skin. In addition to collecting product residue, dirt and oil, makeup brushes are a breeding ground for bacteria. This could compromise ...

– American Academy of Dermatology

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Pediatric Experts Help Families Navigate Difficult Conversations About Health and Illness During the Holidays

During the holiday season, families are more likely to interact with friends and relatives, including loved ones they may not have seen since a child’s medical diagnosis or hospitalization. While conversations about the diagnosis or hospital stays ...

– Nationwide Children's Hospital

AACN Practice Alert Offers Guidance on Assessing Pain in ICU Patients

A newly updated AACN Practice Alert summarizes expected nursing practice related to pain assessment in critically ill adults, including evidence-based recommendations and supporting documentation.

– American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

AACN Practice Alert

How Does Pregnancy Inflammation Affect Immunity in Newborns?

SLU pediatric researchers received $412,500 from the NIH to study how fetal exposure to inflammation can alter immune responses after birth.

– Saint Louis University Medical Center

Mayo Clinic expert discusses factors of living a long life

With the New Year approaching, many people include physical fitness goals and enhanced well-being as part of their resolutions. Now, researchers are finding that these improvements also can lead to an increase in longevity.

Expert Available

– Mayo Clinic

Loneliness Is a Serious Health Issue

More and more people, particularly older adults, are grappling with loneliness year-round, and a growing body of research suggests that chronic loneliness carries serious health risks.

Expert Available

– University of Georgia

Institute For Basic Biomedical Sciences at Johns Hopkins Announces New Leadership Positions

The Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences at Johns Hopkins has named three new leaders within its ranks to strengthen opportunities for faculty development, build connections with scientists in clinical-based departments and represent basic science...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Lorina Wise Named Chief Human Resources Officer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has selected Lorina Wise as chief human resources officer.

– Nationwide Children's Hospital

NUS SINAPSE Director Professor Dean Ho elected as Fellow of the prestigious National Academy of Inventors

Professor Dean Ho, Director of the Singapore Institute for Neurotechnology at the National University of Singapore, has been elected as a Fellow of the United States National Academy of Inventors, the highest professional accolade for academic invent...

– National University of Singapore

AACN Joins with The DAISY Foundation to Issue a National Call for Nurse Faculty Recognition

The AACN is pleased to join with The DAISY Foundation™ to issue a National Call for Nurse Faculty Recognition to honor academic leaders responsible for preparing the nation's nursing workforce. AACN encourages all stakeholders within nursing educat...

– American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

Autism, ADHD and their risks for siblings

Dr. Meghan Miller of the UC Davis MIND Institute talks about her paper, published in JAMA Pediatrics, about the risk of younger siblings of children with autism or ADHD for either or both disorders.

– UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

JAMA Pediatrics

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Science News

What’s behind smelly wine


– American Chemical Society (ACS)

Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Embargo expired on 12-Dec-2018 at 08:00 ET

The Epoch of Planet Formation, Times Twenty

ALMA has yielded stunning, high-resolution images of 20 nearby protoplanetary disks and given astronomers new insights into the variety of features they contain and the speed with which planets can emerge.

– National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Astrophysical Journal Letters, Dec. 2018

Embargo expired on 12-Dec-2018 at 09:00 ET

‘Eavesdropping’ on Groupers’ Mating Calls Key to Survival

Many fish produce sounds for courtship and mating, navigation, and defending their territories. Scientists analyze these sounds to study their behavior such as reproduction. Since grouper spawning is brief and it takes them a long time to reach sexua...

– Florida Atlantic University

Journal of the Acoustical Society of America

Fire’s effects on soil moisture, runoff

The 2011 Las Conchas mega-fire in New Mexico burned more than 150,000 acres and threatened the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Now, using data from the fire, researchers at Los Alamos have created an experimental model that will help us better unders...

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

Vadose Zone Journal, October 4, 2018

Anti-GMO sentiment has repercussions for developing world

Anti-GMO sentiment may be holding back the progress of farmers in some African countries, but an Iowa State University agronomist hopes a new study upholding the safety of Bt corn may help policymakers in Africa implement the technology to fight an e...

– Iowa State University

Global Food Security Volume 19, December 2018, Pages 84-91

A Future for Red Wolves May Be Found on Galveston Island

Red wolves, once nearly extinct, again teeter on the abyss. New research finds red wolf ancestry in Texas — providing opportunities for additional conservation action and difficult policy challenges. Michigan Tech researcher Kristin Brzeski and oth...

– Michigan Technological University


Texas Tech Biochemist Helps Uncover New Ways to Make Plant-Based Medicines in Space and on Earth

According to a study published today, John D’Auria and his colleagues report that, by discovering the genes and enzymes plants use to form the second ring in tropane alkaloids’ core structure, they will be able to develop new, novel ways to produ...

– Texas Tech University

Nature Communications

Taming turbulence: Seeking to make complex simulations a breeze

Previously intractable problems for designing fusion experiments, improving weather models, and understanding astrophysical phenomena such as star formation will be more easily addressed without the need for expensive supercomputers using a new model...

– University of Wisconsin-Madison

Physics of Plasmas Dec. 10, 2018

Switching to a Home Battery Won’t Help Save the World from Climate Change

Home energy storage systems might save you money, but under current policies, they would also often increase carbon emissions. That is the conclusion reached by a team of researchers at the University of California San Diego in a study published rece...

– University of California San Diego

Environmental Science & Technology

Researchers create first sensor package that can ride aboard bees

Farmers can already use drones to soar over huge fields and monitor temperature, humidity or crop health. But these machines need so much power to fly that they can't get very far without needing a charge. Now, engineers at the University of Washingt...

– University of Washington

ACM MobiCom 2019 conference

700°С Degrees of Resistance: Scientists Developed an Innovative Industrial Technology

Scientists of South Ural State University elaborated a unique technology for manufacture of products made of carbon graphite materials with high performance properties. The new technology will be applicable in ferrous and non-ferrous metallurgy, elec...

– South Ural State University

City of Knoxville demonstrates new precision de-icing technology developed by ORNL

The City of Knoxville, Tenn., public service crews demonstrated a new de-icing device made possible by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The technology aims to more efficiently and ...

– Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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Leading the advance of global manufacturing

Argonne and MIT look to expand how high-performance computing can advance the manufacturing ecosystem.

– Argonne National Laboratory

Cells ‘dance’ through endocytosis, metastasis

Celldance, a program of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB), helps researchers tell the story of their research through video. Two new Celldance videos premiere Tuesday, Dec. 11 at the Society’s annual meeting, held jointing with the Europ...

– American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

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Costas Soukoulis elected to National Academy of Inventors

Costas Soukoulis, Ames Laboratory senior scientist and Iowa State University Frances M. Craig Endowed Chair and Distinguished Professor, has been named as a 2018 National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellow.

– Ames Laboratory

Media registration open for ENDO 2019

Members of the media can now register to cover the latest advances in hormone health and science at ENDO 2019. The Endocrine Society’s annual meeting will be held March 23-26, 2019 in New Orleans, La.

– Endocrine Society

Biophysicist F. William Studier Elected Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

F. William Studier, a Senior Biophysicist Emeritus at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory and Adjunct Professor of Biochemistry at Stony Brook University, has been elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors...

– Brookhaven National Laboratory

The Weizmann Institute of Science Establishes the Dr. Barry Sherman Institute for Medicinal Chemistry

The new Sherman Institute will advance basic research on novel therapies for a range of disorders, including autoimmune, neurodegenerative, and infectious diseases, as well as cancer.

– Weizmann Institute of Science

Lifestyle & Social Sciences

JHU Survey: Americans Don’t Know Much About State Government

Americans trust their state governments to handle issues as important as education and health care and pay them more than a trillion dollars in taxes annually, yet we know very little about these institutions.

– Johns Hopkins University

University of Pittsburgh Faculty Elected Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

Dr. Stephen Badylak among 148 academic innovators elected to the National Academy of Inventors.

– Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

What Social Stress in Monkeys Can Tell Us About Human Health

Research in recent years has linked a person’s physical or social environment to their well-being. Stress wears down the body and compromises the immune system, leaving a person more vulnerable to illnesses and other conditions. Various stressors, ...

– University of Washington

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Trying to get people to agree? Skip the French restaurant and go out for Chinese food

When people in a business negotiation share not just a meal but a plate, they collaborate better and reach deals faster, according to new research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

– University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Psychological Science

FSU researchers find racial inequity among adolescents receiving flu vaccine

Black adolescents living in the United States tend to receive the influenza vaccine at significantly lower rates than their white and Hispanic counterparts, according to Florida State University researchers. A new study, led by former FSU graduate st...

– Florida State University

Public Health Reports.

IU Kelley School cybersecurity expert offers holiday shopping tips for protecting identity

Amid the many warnings this holiday season about protecting your identity while shopping online comes advice from Scott Shackelford, associate professor of business law and ethics in the Indiana University Kelley School of Business and one of the nat...

Expert Available

– Indiana University

Texas Tech Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Named NAI Fellow

Hongxing Jiang will be inducted into the National Academy of Inventors in April.

– Texas Tech University

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and Nursing School of Coimbra Partner for First “Twinned” Sigma Theta Tau International Chapter Model

The first chapter model of its kind was announced today among more than 500 entities of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) between the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing’s (JHSON) At-Large Nu Beta chapter and the Nursin...

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

UAH joins nationwide effort to increase college access, equity, and postsecondary attainment

UAH has joined with 130 other public universities and systems for "Powered by Publics: Scaling Student Success," an initiative organized by the APLU to increase college access and close the achievement gap.

– University of Alabama Huntsville


Business News

Industrial Biotech Leader to Use Benson Hill’s Cpf1 and Cms1 Genome Editing Portfolio Across its Business Segment

Benson Hill empowers organizations of any size across the agri-food value chain to benefit from the most advanced tools in genomic innovation, including the largest portfolio of Cpf1 and Cms1 nucleases in industry.

– Benson Hill Biosystems





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