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Medical News

Researchers identify new roles for common oncogene MYC

Cancer researchers have discovered surprising new functions for a protein called MYC, a powerful oncogene that is estimated to drive the development of almost half a million new cancer cases in the US every year. The study, which will be published Ma...

– The Rockefeller University Press

Journal of Experimental Medicine, July 2019; RO1CA183876-03; R01CA207217-01; R01CA190384; 5R01 1P50CA192937-01; GC229409; GC227729; I10-0064; C028131...

Embargo expired on 29-May-2019 at 09:00 ET

Study sheds new light on the harms of air pollution

A new University at Buffalo study based on levels before, during and after the Beijing Olympics reveals how air pollution affects the human body at the level of metabolites. Researchers found that 69 metabolites changed significantly when air polluti...

– University at Buffalo

Environmental Health Perspectives, May-2019

Embargo expired on 29-May-2019 at 09:00 ET

Attention: over forties at high risk of harm from alcohol/prescription drug interactions

People who drink alcohol while using medications that interact with it are higher risk of harm from overdose, falls, and traffic accidents. In recent years, there has been a documented increase in alcohol-related adverse drug reactions

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 28-May-2019 at 10:00 ET

Lost in translation: Medium is the message for a healthy heartbeat

Researchers at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC have revealed how a genetic message to produce healthy heart tissue is altered in the body during stress and aging to contribute to sudden cardiac death. The discovery published in Cell R...

– Virginia Tech

Cell Reports

Embargo expired on 28-May-2019 at 11:00 ET

Association of Team Sports in Adolescence, Adult Mental Health

Participation in team sports as an adolescent was associated with a higher likelihood of some better adult mental health outcomes among individuals with adverse childhood experiences (ACES).

– JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

JAMA Pediatrics

Embargo expired on 28-May-2019 at 11:00 ET

Booze + Pot: Increased risk for college students elevates need for campus prevention

Simultaneous use of alcohol and marijuana is riskier than using either substance alone, because their effects can interact and cause excessive depression of the central nervous system. This can result in more negative consequences such as driving und...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 28-May-2019 at 10:00 ET

NIH awards $35 million grant to establish global Consortium to develop treatments for Ebola, Lassa and other viral threats

La Jolla Institute Professor Erica Ollmann Saphire, Ph.D., will lead a five-year global effort totaling up to $35 million that brings together experts from around the world to streamline and accelerate the development of immunotherapeutics against em...

– La Jolla Institute for Immunology


Embargo expired on 29-May-2019 at 00:05 ET

Millions of women in low-and middle-income countries will need radiotherapy for cervical cancer treatment despite vaccination

A first of its kind study is reporting that millions of women in low- and middle-income countries will need life-saving radiotherapy to treat their cervical cancer, despite the growth of essential human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination prevention pr...

– University Health Network (UHN)

The Lancet Oncology

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Recovery twice as hard for survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia

The cardiorespiratory fitness of survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia is 22 per cent worse than that general Canadian population,and genetics might play a role, an UdeM researcher finds.

– Universite de Montreal

BMC Cancer, May-2019; Institute of Cancer Research-Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Finding A Cell’s True Identity

Scientists have long sorted cells into different varieties based on their appearance under a microscope or, for differences that are more visually subtle, based on the behavior of a handful of genes. But in a bid to reveal even more distinctive diffe...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Cell Systems; R01EY020560 and U01EY027267, F32EY024201 K99EY027844, R01CA177669, U01CA196390, U01CA212007, P30CA006973, IOS-1656592; 2018-182718, 2018-183445, and 2018-183444

Bariatric Surgery Can be Safe and Effective for Adolescents

Pediatricians are often reluctant to recommend bariatric surgery for teen-agers, but a Rutgers-led study concludes it is a justifiable treatment for adolescents with persistent extreme obesity if they can maintain a healthy lifestyle afterward.

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Journal of Pediatrics

Medicare Spending Higher Among Older Adults With Disabilities Who Lack Adequate Support

A new study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that more than one in five older adults who were aging in place with a mobility or self-care disability reported experiencing negative consequences such as havi...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Annals of Internal Medicine

In-Hospital Delirium Increases Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction Risk in Older Adults, But Only in the First Month

New research indicates that older patients who develop delirium— an acute attentional deficit that waxes and wanes —right after surgery are more likely to show signs of postoperative cognitive dysfunction one month later

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

American Society of Anesthesiologists

As Plaque Deposits Increase in the Aging Brain, Money Management Falters

Aging adults often show signs of slowing when it comes to managing their finances, such as calculating their change when paying cash or balancing an account ledger. But trouble managing money can also be a harbinger of dementia and, according to new ...

– Duke Health

The Journal of Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease; U01 AG024904; W81XWH-12–2–0012


Mayo Clinic的研究人员与国际专家一起在2019年消化疾病周会议(Digestive Disease Week 2019)上发布研究结果,该疾病周是世界上最大的胃肠病学和相关领域的医生、研究人员和行业领导者的聚会。 ...

– Mayo Clinic

Targeting Inflammation to Better Understand Dangerous Blood Clots

Forty percent of people who develop venous thromboembolism don’t know what caused it. New preclinical research further explores inflammation’s role in inciting the clots.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

JCI, May-2019

UF Eyes Butterfly Pea as Natural Food-Color Source

It provides a natural food coloring. It gives nurseries another ornamental to grow and sell, and it might provide health benefits to those who eat it with their food.

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Clinical Trial Assesses Telephone-Based Care Program for at-Risk Homebound Elderly

Something as simple as a phone call could be a way to alert health care providers and caregivers that an elderly person suffering from dementia may be spiraling down to dangerous self-neglect, according to researchers at The University of Texas Healt...

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

American Journal of Geriatrics

Fred Hutch at ASCO: HPV vaccine uptake in U.S., immunotherapy and sarcoma, financial toxicity of cancer, health care disparities and more


– Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Media Alert: Precision Medicine Symposium oo Feature Experts From Across The Nation

Johns Hopkins inHealth, Johns Hopkins Medicine’s precision medicine effort to tailor health care to the needs of individual patients, is convening nearly two dozen experts from across the nation for a one-day research symposium that will explore wa...

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– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Mount Sinai accelerates data-driven discovery and patient care with new Chief Data Officer role

Andrew Kasarskis, PhD, an internationally recognized expert in biomedical data, has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Data Officer (CDO) of the Mount Sinai Health System.

– Mount Sinai Health System

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Renowned Urologic Oncologist Selected to Lead Urology Bladder Cancer Program at NYU Langone Health

Gary D. Steinberg, MD , a nationally recognized specialist in the surgical management of bladder cancer, has been named director of the Goldstein Urology Bladder Cancer Program at NYU Langone Health. His recruitment enhances the team of clinicians a...

– NYU Langone Health

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Names New National Spokespeople for 2019-2022

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, has appointed four registered dietitian nutritionists to three-year terms as media spokespeople and reappointed six spokespeople to anothe...

– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

RNCB Announces CRRN Certification Advocacy Award

During the first quarter of this year, the Rehabilitation Nursing Certification Board (RNCB) announced the RNCB Advocacy Award.

– Association of Rehabilitation Nurses

Van Andel Research Institute’s Dr. Juan Du named McKnight Scholar

The McKnight Foundation has awarded Van Andel Research Institute’s (VARI) Juan Du, Ph.D., a three-year, $225,000 Scholar Award to uncover the innerworkings of the body’s intricate and poorly understood temperature regulation system, the first ste...

– Van Andel Research Institute

The Mount Sinai Hospital Awarded Highest Quality Rating for Adult Cardiac Valve Surgery

Mount Sinai’s Cardiac Surgeon-in-Chief also receives top rating

– Mount Sinai Health System

Science News

Sound Waves Bypass Visual Limitations to Recognize Human Activity

Video cameras continue to gain widespread use to monitor human activities for surveillance, health care, home use and more, but there are privacy and environmental limitations in how well they work. Acoustical waves are an alternative medium that may...

– American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Applied Physics Letters

Embargo expired on 28-May-2019 at 11:00 ET

Release of Solar Panel Dataset Helps Cities Make Power Grids More Safe, Reliable

Solar power researchers have traditionally used the power measurements from single residential solar photovoltaic systems to estimate the power generated within a city. But one installation isn’t a good representation of all rooftops.

– American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy

Embargo expired on 28-May-2019 at 11:00 ET

Striped Maple Trees Often Change Sexes, With Females More Likely to Die

Although pollen has covered cars for weeks and allergy sufferers have been sneezing, we think of sex as being the realm of animals. But plant sex can be quite interesting, especially in species that can have male or female flowers. In a study in the ...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Annals of Botany; Rutgers Today

Why Are These Extremely Light Calcium Isotopes So Small?

The radii of three proton-rich calcium isotopes are smaller than previously predicted because models didn’t account for two nuclear interactions.

– Department of Energy, Office of Science

Nature Physics 15, 432 (2019). [DOI: 10.1038/s41567-019-0416-9]

Research Proves Midwestern Fish Species Lives Beyond 100 Years

Recent research from NDSU shows that the Bigmouth Buffalo (Ictiobus cyprinellus), a fish native to North America, lives more than eight decades longer than previously thought. The study documents several individual fish more than 100 years of age, wi...

– North Dakota State University

Communications Biology volume 2, Article number: 197 (2019)

Path paved for printing replacement organs

Bioengineers have developed a 3D printing technique that creates the interacting networks for transport of air, blood, and other bodily fluids—a major step toward 3D printed replacement organs.

– National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Science, May-2019; T32EB001650; F31HL134295; DP2HL137188; T32GM095421; DP5OD019876

NYS Winters Could Pose Solar Farm ‘Ramping’ Snag for Power Grid

By adding utility-scale solar farms throughout New York state, summer electricity demand from conventional sources could be reduced by up to 9.6 percent in some places. But Cornell University engineers caution that upstate winters tell a different ta...

– Cornell University

Applied Energy, May-2019

Innovative Modeling Strategies Give Researchers Improved Look at Florida's Climate Future

Nobody can predict the future with perfect accuracy, but FSU meteorology researchers are getting closer. New studies highlight powerful climate modeling tools that are providing high-resolution, paradigm-shifting projections.

– Florida State University

Journal of Marine Systems

Argonne takes the guesswork out of electrospinning

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory is taking the guesswork out of electrospinning by leveraging its unique suite of capabilities to build a database that correlates electrospinning machine parameters with nanofiber pr...

– Argonne National Laboratory

Bio-IT FAIR Data Hackathon 'Pushes The Needle' In Science

The Bio-IT World Conference & Expo recently hosted the third annual Bio-IT FAIR Data Hackathon, giving experts in life sciences and IT the opportunity to FAIR-ify a range of existing data sets.

– Globus

‘Major Step Forward’: Mechanical Engineer Developing a More Accurate Failure Prediction Model for Ductile Metals

Heidi Feigenbaum, a professor at Northern Arizona University, received a $544,758 grant from the U.S. Department of the Army to develop a mathematical model that will more accurately predict how the materials in bridges, pipes and other infrastructur...

– Northern Arizona University

Mirror, Mirror on the Mountain

La Serena, Chile – A unique astronomical mirror has reached its new home in the Andes Mountains of Northern Chile after an eight-week journey from Tucson, Arizona, USA. This mirror will enable the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) to catalog a...

– Large Synoptic Survey Telescope


Electrical and Systems Engineers To Support NASA-Funded Research on Electric Aircraft

Electrical and systems engineers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will develop simulation models to help researchers at the University of Illinois develop an all-electric aircraft, a project that recently received a $6 million grant from NASA.

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

CUR Chemistry Division Selects First Outstanding Mentorship Awardees

The Council on Undergraduate Research's Chemistry Division selects Maryam Foroozesh (Xavier Univ of Louisiana), Yuanbing Mao (Univ of Texas Rio Grande Valley), and Ipsita Banerjee (Fordham Univ) as first recipients of the Outstanding Mentorship Award...

– Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Ian Foster to receive IEEE Charles Babbage Award

Ian Foster has been selected to receive the 2019 IEEE Computer Society (IEEE CS) Charles Babbage Award for his outstanding contributions in the areas of parallel computing languages, algorithms, and technologies for scalable distributed applications....

– Globus

Lifestyle & Social Sciences

Seven students to visit WVU for summer psychology research program

College students from across the U.S. will visit West Virginia University this summer for their first research experiences.

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Changing the conversation about elective sterilization for women

There are stark differences in the information provided and conversations doctors have with women and men about elective sterilization. Iowa State researchers analyze the influence of gender and how doctors and patients can improve these conversation...

– Iowa State University

Rhetoric of Health and Medicine

Academic Pair Fills Gap in Sport-Management Research

Dr. Amanda Paule-Koba, associate professor of sport management at BGSU, and her colleague at the University of Arkansas, Dr. Sarah Stokowski, co-edit a new journal, JADE, whose goal is to focus on research into the athletic experience.

– Bowling Green State University

U. of Utah launches master’s degree specifically for entrepreneurs

The David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah is taking its top 10 ranked program for entrepreneurship to new heights with a master’s degree designed for serious entrepreneurs. The degree is called the Master of Business Creation (M...

– University of Utah, David Eccles School of Business

UIC to offer in-state tuition to students from any of the 573 tribal nations in US

The University of Illinois at Chicago will offer in-state tuition to American Indian/Native Alaska students from the 573 tribal nations in U.S.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Smithsonian Regents Name Lonnie Bunch 14th Smithsonian Secretary

The Smithsonian Institution’s Board of Regents announced today it elected Lonnie G. Bunch III, director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, as the 14th Secretary of the Smithsonian, effective June 16. ...

– Smithsonian Institution

APA Highlights Books for LGBTQ+ Children and Families for Pride Month

In honor of Pride Month, the American Psychological Association is highlighting books from its children’s book imprint, Magination Press, that are for LGBTQ+ children, young adults, families and allies. Magination Press books use psychological scie...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Business News

Cedars-Sinai Names New Vice President to Lead Development

Cedars-Sinai has appointed Heather Renshaw Vucetin, a seasoned fundraising executive with two decades of experience in academic medicine, as vice president of Development.

– Cedars-Sinai





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