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Lack of Sleep May Increase Likelihood of Teens Engaging in Risky Sexual Behaviors

Teenagers who don’t get enough sleep may be at an increased risk of engaging in unsafe sexual behaviors, such as not using condoms or having sex under the influence of alcohol or drugs, according to new research published by the American Psychologi...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Health Psychology

Embargo expired on 03-Jun-2019 at 09:00 ET

Study finds DNA markers may be valuable in early detection of colorectal cancer

New studies on early detection of colorectal cancer and the quality-of-life impact of cell therapy are among several Mayo Clinic presentations at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting in Chicago.

– Mayo Clinic

American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting

Embargo expired on 03-Jun-2019 at 07:30 ET

2 Mayo Clinic studies examine discrimination, bias in health care organizations

Two studies that explore types of discrimination and gender bias in health care organizations will be presented by Mayo Clinic researchers at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting in Chicago.

– Mayo Clinic

American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting

Embargo expired on 03-Jun-2019 at 07:30 ET

Study: Genetic information can encourage women to accept preventive cancer treatment

Studies show that the risk of breast cancer can be reduced by half through the use of a five-year course of tamoxifen or raloxifene, and also by aromatase inhibitors. Nevertheless, women at high risk of breast cancer have a low acceptance of preventi...

– Mayo Clinic

American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting

Embargo expired on 03-Jun-2019 at 07:30 ET

Enzalutamide improves survival for men with metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer

Enzalutamide, an oral androgen receptor inhibitor, can improve outcomes for men with metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer (mHSPC), according to a large study presented by Christopher Sweeney, MBBS of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's Lank Center...

– Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

New England Journal of Medicine, June-2019; ASCO Annual Meeting, June-2019

Embargo expired on 02-Jun-2019 at 07:30 ET

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Study finds drug therapy can delay onset of myeloma symptoms

The largest randomized trial involving smoldering multiple myeloma suggests that lenalidomide, a cancer drug, may delay the onset of myeloma symptoms, according to Mayo Clinic researchers. The study was conducted by the Eastern Cooperative Oncology G...

– Mayo Clinic

American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting

Embargo expired on 02-Jun-2019 at 07:30 ET

Adding ribociclib to hormone therapy extends lives of women with most common metastatic breast cancer

A UCLA-led study has found that using a drug called ribociclib in combination with a common hormone therapy may help premenopausal women with the most common type of breast cancer live longer than if they only receive the hormone therapy.

– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

New England Journal of Medicine

Embargo expired on 01-Jun-2019 at 07:30 ET

Ribociclib plus hormone therapy extends survival for patients with premenopausal advanced hormone receptor-positive breast cancer

Adding the targeted therapy ribociclib to hormone therapy significantly improved overall survival (OS) in premenopausal patients with advanced hormone receptor-positive (HR+) breast cancer, according to results of the MONALEESA-7 Phase III clinical t...

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

New England Journal of Medicine; 2019 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting

Embargo expired on 01-Jun-2019 at 07:30 ET

Genes, stress and childhood adversity: Impact on risky drinking and drug-use

Exposure to adversity as a child can affect how the body responds to stress, and may increase the risk of negative health behaviors and addictions in adulthood. However, the impact of early life adversity may depend partly on an individual’s geneti...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 31-May-2019 at 10:00 ET

More than half of patients in pain management study took no opioids after operations

Patients undergoing six operations said postoperative pain was manageable, according to <i>Journal of the American College of Surgeons</i> study findings.

– American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Journal of the American College of Surgeons

Embargo expired on 31-May-2019 at 11:00 ET

Combination checkpoint blockade effective in pre-surgical setting for early-stage lung cancers

Neoadjuvant, or pre-surgical, treatment with nivolumab plus ipilimumab resulted in an overall major pathologic response (MPR) rate of 33 percent of treated patients with early-stage, resectable non-small cell lung cancers, meaning these patients had ...

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

2019 ASCO Annual Meeting

Yale Cancer Center researchers demonstrate novel drug increased survival for patients with bladder cancer.

There are no approved treatment options for patients with advanced bladder cancer after standard chemotherapy and immune treatments, but the results of a phase II clinical trial led by Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital researchers demonst...

– Yale Cancer Center

ASCO Annual Meeting 2019

ASCO 2019: Favorable Response for Brain Cancer Patients Receiving Combination Therapy With SurVaxM

With their phase II study in patients with aggressive brain cancer now completed, the developers of the cancer immunotherapy SurVaxM report that combination therapy with the vaccine was more effective than standard therapy for nearly all patients.

– Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

ASCO Annual Meeting, Jun-2019

Which Brain Hemorrhage Patients Have Treatable Underlying Conditions

A new study identifies patients more likely to have underlying lesions from brain-bleeds, a finding that could help doctors treat the condition more rapidly.

– Thomas Jefferson University

Journal of Neurosurgery

Immunotherapy drug improves five-year survival rate of people with advanced lung cancer

In a study led by UCLA investigators, treatment with the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab helped more than 15% of people with advanced non-small cell lung cancer live for at least five years — and 25% of patients whose tumor cells had a specific pr...

– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Radio-wave Therapy Proves Effective Against Liver Cancer Cells

A new targeted therapy using non-thermal radio waves has been shown to block the growth of liver cancer cells anywhere in the body without damaging healthy cells, according to a study conducted by scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine, part of...

– Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

EBioMedicine, May 31, 2019

A new way to predict complications after larynx cancer surgery

A technique that illuminates blood flow during surgery predicted which head and neck cancer patients were likely to have issues with wound healing. It could enable surgeons to make adjustments during surgery or recovery to improve outcomes.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Annals of Surgical Oncology

Occupational Hazards Account for More than One in Ten People with Range of Lung Diseases

More than 1 in 10 people with a range of non-cancerous lung diseases may be sick as a result of inhaling vapors, gas, dust or fumes at work, according to a joint American Thoracic Society and the European Respiratory Society statement published in th...

– American Thoracic Society (ATS)

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Most preventive antibiotics prescribed by dentists are unnecessary

A new study found that 81% of antibiotics prescribed by dentists to prevent infections prior to dental visits are unnecessary.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

JAMA Network Open

The magic behind the medals

When the Norwegian cross-country skier Marit Bjørgen hung up her skis for the last time in April 2018, she was the winningest winter Olympian ever

– Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Frontiers in Physiology

Racism has a toxic effect

A new study indicates that racism is toxic to humans.

– University of Southern California (USC)


Investigating Cardiovascular Health Among Asian Americans

UAB investigators publish landmark findings about the cardiovascular health of Asian Americans.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

American Journal of Cardiology

Study: Men with Early-Stage Prostate Cancer Who Choose Active Surveillance Often Don’t Follow Monitoring Guidelines

Researchers found just 15 percent of a group of men with early-stage prostate cancer received biopsies and other tests according to active surveillance guidelines from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

ASCO Annual Meeting 2019

International Clinical Trial of New Drug for Men with Advanced Prostate Cancer Yields Strong Results

Today the New England Journal of Medicine published the first results of a phase III international clinical study called TITAN (National Clinical Trials Number 02489318), which evaluated the effectiveness and safety of a new drug, apalutamide, to tre...

– Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah

New England Journal of Medicine

Atlantic Health System Physicians Co-Author Studies to be Presented at American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting

Studies to be presented at the ASCO meeting are co-authored by research oncologists Eric Whitman, MD; Missak Haigentz, MD; and Angela Alistar, MD. Their ASCO studies include: two separate studies looking at TILS therapy and Keytruda for advanced mela...

– Atlantic Health System

Research Study That Could Help Millions with Common Heart Problem

UNMC is the only institution in the central plains region participating in the research. Globally, 880 patients will be enrolled at 130 sites in 20 countries. Researchers will follow patients for up to five years.

– University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)

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Preteen Suicide Attempts — Mainly By Girls — On the Rise, According to Rutgers Experts

Preteen Suicide Attempts — Mainly By Girls — On the Rise, According to Rutgers Experts

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– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

What’s Bugging (and Biting) You? Mosquito Expert Explains Why Your Odor Might Mean More Mosquito Bites

WACO, Texas May 31, 2019) – Summer signals an increase in mosquito populations, and with more mosquitoes buzzing around, that means more people are dealing with mosquito bites and their consequences, from an itchy inconvenience to serious diseases ...

Expert Available

– Baylor University

Georgetown University Launches Clinical Trial for Lewy Body Dementia

Georgetown University Medical Center announces the launch of the only known therapeutic (disease modifying) clinical trial for Lewy body dementia, a neurological disorder that affects a million people in the United States for which there are no appro...

– Georgetown University Medical Center


Jaya Satagopan Joins the Rutgers School of Public Health

The Rutgers School of Public Health is excited to announce Jaya Satagopan, PhD, will be joining the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology as a professor of biostatistics in September.

– Rutgers School of Public Health

Flinders Village to transform education, health in Adelaide

Adjacent to the new Flinders Station, the development will feature student accommodation, an advanced Health Research facility, transitional health accommodation, a hotel, and amenities such as retail facilities, benefiting students, staff and the co...

– Flinders University

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Science News

NUS researchers uncovers promising cancer target for liposarcoma

A study conducted by a team of researchers from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore) at the National University of Singapore has revealed a close association between liposarcoma (LPS), a type of cancer that develops from fat cell...

– National University of Singapore

Nature Communications

Ancient feces reveal parasites in 8,000-year-old village of Çatalhöyük

New research published today in the journal Antiquity reveals that ancient faeces from the prehistoric village of Çatalhöyük have provided

– University of Cambridge


In hot pursuit of dinosaurs: Tracking extinct species on ancient Earth via biogeography

One researcher at the University of Tokyo is in hot pursuit of dinosaurs, tracking extinct species around ancient Earth.

– University of Tokyo

Systematic Biology

Physicists create stable, strongly magnetized plasma jet in laboratory

A team of scientists has for the first time created a particular form of coherent and magnetized plasma jet that could deepen the understanding of the workings of much larger jets that stream from newborn stars and possibly black holes.

– Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Astrophysical Journal Letters, March 2019

New research shows how habitat loss can destabilise ecosystems

An international study has revealed new evidence to help understand the consequences of habitat loss on natural communities.

– Swansea University

Nature Communications

Better Conservation through Satellites

WCS 3-Sentence Science: Satellite telemetry is now being used to track the movements of individual animals at unprecedented scales.

– Wildlife Conservation Society

PLOS ONE: “Right on track? Performance of satellite telemetry in terrestrial wildlife research”

Hope and Challenges for Malaysia’s Elephants

WCS 3-Sentence Science: Population surveys of Asian elephants inform the wildlife management policy and practices for the National Elephant Conservation Action Plan for Peninsular Malaysia

– Wildlife Conservation Society

PeerJ Preprints 7:

Chasing Species’ “Intactness”

WCS 3-Sentence Science: Researchers developed a new metric which aims to quantify the most intact parts of each ecoregion.

– Wildlife Conservation Society

Frontiers in Forests and Global Change: “Are we capturing faunal intactness? A comparison of intact forest landscapes...

Story Tips from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, June 3, 2019

ORNL story tips: Tiny test fuels by ORNL explore new reactor fuels more rapidly; ORNL-developed computing method detects, reports bugs in VA’s healthcare data system; new heat transport study in thermoelectric materials may lead to better heat-to-e...

– Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Health Systems, May-2019; Nature Communications, Apr-2019

Biology student to investigate the role of soils in climate change across global ecosystems

A West Virginia University graduate student is investigating how soils store carbon in ecosystems around the world to understand the impact of climate change.

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Gas Hydrate Research Could Lead to New Energy Source

Natural gas hydrates are an abundant energy resource found in small permafrost areas. Dr. I. Yucel Akkutlu is unlocking the role of hysteresis in hydrate recrystallization, allowing him to better model its behavior, a critical step toward safely prod...

– Texas A&M University

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Lifestyle & Social Sciences

Research Sheds Light on the Importance of Police Trust in the Public

Research finds that police officers who place more trust in the public are also more likely to pursue cases on their own initiative – termed proactive policing – and have higher arrest rates. The finding may have implications for public safety, p...

– North Carolina State University

Criminal Justice Policy Review, May-2019

Keeping the memories alive

Researchers from West Virginia University are preserving the memories of a coal community through oral history and photography.

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

WVU Libraries

The ‘Heaven 11’: Baylor Gospel Music Expert Lists 11 Most Influential Black Gospel Songs

To celebrate African American Music Appreciation Month in June, Robert Darden, former gospel music editor for Billboard Magazine and founder/director of Baylor University’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, compiled the “Heaven 11,” a lis...

Expert Available

– Baylor University

The Storm After the Storm: Scam Contractors Who Prey on Those Suffering After a Natural Disaster

Following a natural disaster or strong storm, there is usually a second wave of potential destruction – scam artists looking to line their pockets.

Expert Available

– Baylor University

Jonathan Burdick named Cornell‘s vice provost for enrollment

Jonathan Burdick, the University of Rochester’s vice provost for enrollment initiatives and college dean of admissions and financial aid, has been named Cornell University’s vice provost for enrollment. He will assume the post Aug. 19.

– Cornell University

Business News

Grateful Heart Patient Gives $1.5 Million Gift to Loyola Medicine Cardiology Division

Grateful for the exceptional care he received from Loyola Medicine cardiologist David Wilber, MD, FAHA, FACC, heart patient Donald Scott and his wife Susan have made a $1.5 million gift to advance cardiology treatments, education and research.

– Loyola University Health System


RiceTec and Benson Hill Collaborate to Explore New Technologies for Rice Improvement

Benson Hill Biosystems, a crop improvement company unlocking the natural diversity of plants, and RiceTec, a leader in hybrid rice seed technologies, announced prior to the kick off of the Plant and Animal Genome (PAG) Conference at Shenzhen, China, ...

– Benson Hill Biosystems





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