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Medical News

Get them moving before kindergarten: Researchers find physical activity in preschool years can affect future heart health

Physical activity in early childhood may have an impact on cardiovascular health later in life, according to new research from McMaster University, where scientists followed the activity levels of hundreds of preschoolers over a period of years. ...

– McMaster University


Embargo expired on 11-Jun-2019 at 00:00 ET

One Change Can Make Diet More Planet Friendly

Food production is an important contributor to climate change, accounting for about a quarter of carbon emissions globally. According to a study that examined the real-world diets of thousands of people in the U.S., we could greatly reduce the carbon...

– American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Nutrition 2019, June 8-11, 2019

Embargo expired on 10-Jun-2019 at 12:15 ET

Study finds macrophages’ pathway to nurture PTEN-deficient glioblastoma

A common genetic deficiency empowers glioblastoma to broadcast a molecular message to the wrong type of immune cell, summoning macrophages that protect and nurture the brain tumor instead of attacking it, researchers at The University of Texas MD And...

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Cancer Cell

Embargo expired on 10-Jun-2019 at 11:00 ET

New Mount Sinai Study Reports Asthma Control in Older Patients and Shows Lower ED Visits and Quality Control of Life

Mount Sinai was part of the largest clinical trial for asthma self-management support in older patients

– Mount Sinai Health System

JAMA Internal Medicine

Embargo expired on 10-Jun-2019 at 11:00 ET

To Protect Kids and Teens From Firearm Harm, Do Research to Answer These Questions First, Experts Say

Firearm injuries kill more American children and teens than anything else, except automobile crashes. But research on how those injuries happen, who’s most likely to suffer or die from one, or what steps would prevent them, has lagged behind resear...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

JAMA Pediatrics; HD087149

Embargo expired on 10-Jun-2019 at 16:00 ET

People with Untreated “White Coat Hypertension” Twice as Likely to Die from Heart Disease

A new Penn Medicine study, published today in the Annals of Internal Medicine, revealed that patients with untreated white coat hypertension not only have a heightened risk of heart disease, but they are twice as likely to die from heart disease than...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Annals of Internal Medicine; (K23-HL133843)

Embargo expired on 10-Jun-2019 at 17:00 ET

SIRT1 plays key role in chronic myeloid leukemia by aiding persistence of leukemic stem cells

In a study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, researchers show how the stress-responsive protein SIRT1 plays important roles in maintaining the regenerative potential of chronic myeloid leukemia leukemic stem cells and promoting leu...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham


Embargo expired on 10-Jun-2019 at 16:00 ET

Education, Intelligence May Protect Cognition, but Don’t Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

In a search for clues to what may delay or prevent Alzheimer’s disease, Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists report that smarter, more educated people aren’t protected from the disease, but do get a cognitive “head start” that may keep their min...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Journal of Alzheimer's Disease; HHSN268201700001I, HHSN268201700002I, HHSN268201700003I, HHSN268201700004I, HHSN268201700005; U01 HL096812, HL096814, HL096899, HL096902, HL096917, R01-HL70825...

Approach Could Help in Treating Glioblastoma, Other Rare Cancers

Using a new approach that combines data from human tumors grown in mice with data from The Cancer Genome Atlas, a team led by University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center researchers has uncovered several previously unknown biomarkers for glioblastoma,...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan


Molecular Chatter Makes for a “Hot Tumor”

A Ludwig Cancer Research study has deciphered a complex molecular conversation between cancer and immune cells that is key to orchestrating the successful invasion of tumors by T cells that kill cancer cells.

– Ludwig Cancer Research

Cancer Cell, Jun-2019

Study Drug Delays Type 1 Diabetes in High Risk Children and Adults

A drug that targets the immune system can delay the onset of type 1 diabetes an average of two years in children and adults at high risk, according to findings from TrialNet’s Teplizumab (anti-CD3) Prevention Study published in the New England Jour...

– Vanderbilt University Medical Center

New England Journal of Medicine

Unhealthy gut promotes breast cancer's spread, study finds

An unhealthy, inflamed gut causes breast cancer to become much more invasive and spread more quickly to other parts of the body, new research from the University of Virginia Cancer Center suggests.

– University of Virginia Health System

Cancer Research; Susan G. Komen

Sleeping with artificial light at night associated with weight gain in women

Sleeping with a television or light on in a room may be a risk factor for gaining weight or developing obesity, according to scientists at the National Institutes of Health. The research, published online June 10 in JAMA Internal Medicine, suggests t...

– National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

JAMA Internal Medicine; Z01ES44005

Artificial intelligence enables high quality CT scans with reduced radiation

A team of NIBIB-funded bioengineers at Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute developed an AI technique to rapidly convert low-dose CT scans to superior images compared to a conventional technique. Low-dose CT minimizes x-ray radiation to a patient.

– National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Nature Machine Intelligence; EB017140

Dermatology residents optimize exam that identifies skin cancers

In a new research study, researchers at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center used engineering principles to improve the accuracy and efficiency of an evaluation that dermatologists frequently use to check patients for skin cancers.

– Penn State Health

Make Sure Your Red, White and Blue Celebration is Allergy- and Asthma-Free

If red, white and blue equals hives, tissues and shortness of breath due to asthma, your Fourth of July celebration isn’t headed in the right direction.

– American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

‘Like Looking at a Miracle’: Baby Blossoms Thanks to Gene Therapy

Arabella Smygov, 7 months, of Lynnwood, Washington was one of the first babies in the state to receive the gene therapy, Zolgensma. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Zolgensma for the treatment of Spinal Muscular Atrophy in children less...

– Seattle Children's Hospital

AMP Bolsters Position on Consumer Genomic Testing

AMP has revised its official position for all consumer genomic testing. Based on a recent assessment of the current market landscape and privacy best practices, the latest position statement features an expanded list of conditions that must be met be...

– Association for Molecular Pathology

ISPOR Board of Directors Approves New Diversity and Inclusion Policy

ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research, announced the approval of the Society’s new Diversity and Inclusion Policy.

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

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai to Establish World-Class Center for Artificial Intelligence: Hamilton and Amabel James Center for Artificial Intelligence and Human Health

Center for Genomic Health: first in New York City to integrate genomic screening into routine primary care

– Mount Sinai Health System

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UNC receives $3.8 million grant to study “Med-South” weight loss program

The Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a five-year, $3.8 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to fund research that will addres...

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Cardiothoracic Surgeons Successfully Perform First Closed Chest Coronary Bypass Procedure

Mount Sinai Heart is the only center in New York offering the specialized endoscopic surgery

– Mount Sinai Health System

Minneapolis surgeon Dr. Henry Buchwald receives the 2019 Jacobson Innovation Award of the American College of Surgeons

The 2019 Jacobson Innovation Award of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) was presented to Henry Buchwald, MD, PhD, FACS, at a dinner held in his honor on Friday evening June 7.

– American College of Surgeons (ACS)

UC San Diego Health Expands North for Primary Care Options

UC San Diego Health has expanded north for primary care options with the opening of our Encinitas clinic, which will offer pediatrics, family medicine and Express Care.

– University of California San Diego Health

2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting Press Registration Opens

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and the Association for Rheumatology Professionals (ARP) welcomes members of the press to write about research presented at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting.

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

Science News

Technique pulls interstellar magnetic fields within easy reach

A new, more accessible and much cheaper approach to surveying the topology and strength of interstellar magnetic fields — which weave through space in our galaxy and beyond, representing one of the most potent forces in nature — has been develope...

– University of Wisconsin-Madison

Nature Astronomy June 10, 2019

Embargo expired on 10-Jun-2019 at 11:00 ET

AI software reveals the inner workings of short-term memory

Research by neuroscientists at the University of Chicago shows how short-term, working memory uses networks of neurons differently depending on the complexity of the task at hand.

– University of Chicago Medical Center

Nature Neuroscience

Embargo expired on 10-Jun-2019 at 11:00 ET

Hamsters take cues from decreasing day length to prepare for the long winter

Analysis of the first fully-sequenced genome of the Siberian hamster shows how these small, seasonal breeders adapt their bodies and energy usage to survive the winter. The study shows that shifting day length alone was enough to trigger these change...

– University of Chicago Medical Center


Embargo expired on 10-Jun-2019 at 15:00 ET

Mysterious Holes in Antarctic Sea Ice Explained by Years of Robotic Data

Why did a giant hole appear in the sea ice off Antarctica in 2016 and 2017, after decades of more typical sea ice cover? Years of Southern Ocean data have explained the phenomenon, helping oceanographers to better predict these features and study the...

– University of Washington


Embargo expired on 10-Jun-2019 at 11:00 ET

Computer Simulation Shows Astrophysical Particle Acceleration

Particles act in a way that justifies extrapolating simulation results to astrophysical scales.

– Department of Energy, Office of Science

Astrophysical Journal Letters 867, 1, L18 (2018). [DOI: 10.3847/2041-8213/aae88c]

Leopard Coral Grouper: Overexploited

Researchers measured the population stock in Saleh Bay, Indonesia of the commercially valuable leopard coral grouper.

– Wildlife Conservation Society

IOP Conf. Series: Earth and Environmental Science

What if Dark Matter is Lighter? Report Calls for Small Experiments to Broaden the Hunt

Theorized dark matter particles haven’t yet shown up where scientists had expected them. So Berkeley Lab researchers are now designing new and nimble experiments that can look for dark matter in previously unexplored ranges of particle mass and ene...

– Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Mass Anomaly Detected Under the Moon’s Largest Crater

A mysterious large mass of material has been discovered beneath the largest crater in our solar system — the Moon’s South Pole-Aitken basin — and may contain metal from an asteroid that crashed into the Moon and formed the crater, according to ...

– Baylor University

Geophysical Research Letters

How Cryptocurrency Discussions Spread

PNNL's Dr. Svitlana Volkova and her the team analyzed three years worth of discussions on Reddit from January 2015 to January 2018 measuring the speed and scale of discussion spread related to Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Monero cryptocurrencies.

– Pacific Northwest National Laboratory


Chemists Manipulate the Physics of Digital Devices

Scientists at UC San Diego and Japan’s RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research found a way to significantly reduce the amount of energy required by organic light emitting diodes that brighten when fed with electricity. These OLEDs are attracting atte...

– University of California San Diego

Nature; JP21225001; JP18J11856; JP17H04796; JP17H05470; JP17K18766; JP26886013; JP16K21623; JP18J11856; JP15J03915; DE-SC0018201...

All-woman team commands rock-zapping laser on Mars

The laser that zaps rocks on Mars is commanded by a talented group of engineers and scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory—who also happen to all be women, a rarity in the engineering field.

– Los Alamos National Laboratory

Structuring sweetness: What makes Stevia so sweet?

New research from Washington University in St. Louis reveals the molecular machinery behind the high-intensity sweetness of the stevia plant. The results could be used to engineer new non-caloric products without the aftertaste that many associate wi...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Sex, lice and videotape

University of Utah biologists demonstrated real-time adaptation in their lab that triggered reproductive isolation in just four years. They began with a single population of parasitic feather lice, split the population in two and transferred them ont...

– University of Utah

PNAS, Jun-2019

includes video

New look at old data leads to cleaner engines

New insights about how to understand and ultimately control the chemistry of ignition behavior and pollutant formation have been discovered in research led by Sandia National Laboratories. The discovery eventually will lead to cleaner, more efficient...

– Sandia National Laboratories

Danforth Center Announces New Director of Integrated Microscopy Facility

The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center announced today that Kirk J. Czymmek, Ph.D., has joined the Center as the new Director of the Integrated Microscopy Facility and Principal Investigator. Czymmek succeeds R. Howard Berg who retired after 19 yea...

– Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Lifestyle & Social Sciences

UCLA WORLD Policy Analysis Center finds progress on rights of persons with disabilities, but gaps remain leaving millions behind

Twelve years after the landmark Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, UCLA WORLD Policy Analysis Center finds evidence of marked progress -- but gaps remain leaving more than 160 million people behind

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

Embargo expired on 11-Jun-2019 at 00:05 ET

How fathers, children should spend time together

Fathers who help with childcare on workdays develop the best relationships with their children

– University of Georgia

Journal of Family Psychology

NYU Silver Study Counters Narrative that Street Homeless Are 'Service Resistant'

Interviews with street homeless in New York City by a team of researchers shows that bureaucratic barriers, not personal resistance, are what prompt many homeless men and women to reject outreach workers' offers of shelter.

– New York University

Only 2% of Black Chicagoans’ Allegations of Police Misconduct Were Sustained: NYU Researchers

Researchers from NYU Wagner and the NYU Department of Sociology look at more than 10,000 citizen complaints filed against the Chicago PD, and find a racial divide.

– New York University

Media Availability: UNH British Historian to Comment on Appeal and Historical Portrayalof Downton Abbey at Exhibit Opening

Nicoletta Gullace, associate professor of history at the University of New Hampshire who studies 20th century and modern British history, is available to discuss the wide appeal and historical accuracy of the much beloved television drama “Downton...

Expert Available

– University of New Hampshire

UIC’s College of Education launches urban higher education master’s program

UIC has begun a Master of Education program for urban higher education institutions.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Business News

The long-term impact of tariffs on supply chain, consumers

Businesses are preparing for the long-term impacts of the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China. Consumers may not recognize the complexity and level of disruption created to points along the supply chain, but they are paying for it. Cost is j...

Expert Available

– Iowa State University

ORNL welcomes seven new research fellows to Innovation Crossroads

Oak Ridge National Laboratory welcomed seven technology innovators to join the third cohort of Innovation Crossroads, the Southeast’s only entrepreneurial research and development program based at a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory.

– Oak Ridge National Laboratory


Innovative & Revolutionary Nitric Oxide Skin Serum Launched to Improve Signs of Aging for Women Over 40

Dr. Nathan Bryan, one of the nation’s top experts in the health effects of nitric oxide, is pleased to announce that Pneuma Nitric Oxide Activating Skin Serum™, a revolutionary, innovative and patent pending dual chamber technology that delivers ...

– Nathan Bryan, Ph.D.





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