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Researchers identify human protein that aids development of malaria parasite

Researchers in Japan have discovered that the Plasmodium parasites responsible for malaria rely on a human liver cell protein for their development into a form capable of infecting red blood cells and causing disease. The study, which will be publish...

– The Rockefeller University Press

Journal of Experimental Medicine, August 2019; JP18fk0108047; JP18fm0208018; 16jk0210010h0001; 17K15677; 19H00970

Embargo expired on 12-Jun-2019 at 09:00 ET


National Poll: Daddy shaming happens too

For over a quarter of fathers polled, criticism made them feel less confident as a parent and 1 in 5 say it discourages them from being more involved in parenting.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Embargo expired on 12-Jun-2019 at 01:00 ET


A Homing Beacon for Chemotherapy Drugs

Researchers have made a hydrogel that, when injected near tumors in mice, recruits drugs to shrink the tumor with fewer side effects. They report their results in ACS Central Science.

– American Chemical Society (ACS)

ACS Central Science

Embargo expired on 12-Jun-2019 at 08:00 ET


Mouse study finds BPA exposure has transgenerational effects on gene linked to autism

Transgenerational bisphenol A (BPA) exposure may contribute to autism, according to a mouse study published in the Endocrine Society’s journal Endocrinology.

– Endocrine Society

Endocrinology

Embargo expired on 12-Jun-2019 at 09:00 ET


Eating More Vitamin K Found to Help, Not Harm, Patients on Warfarin

When prescribed the anticoagulant drug warfarin, many patients are told to limit foods rich in vitamin K, such as green vegetables. The results of a new clinical trial call that advice into question and suggest patients on warfarin actually benefit f...

– American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Nutrition 2019, June 8-11, 2019

Embargo expired on 11-Jun-2019 at 11:15 ET


New vulnerability found in major human viruses

Discovery of a new feature of a large class of pathogenic viruses may allow development of new antiviral medications for the common cold, polio, and other illnesses

– PLOS

PLoS Biol

Embargo expired on 11-Jun-2019 at 14:00 ET


Heart Valve Procedure Safe for Patients With Common Heart Defect

A new analysis conducted by investigators at the Cedars-Sinai Smidt Heart Institute shows for the first time that patients with a common heart defect who undergo catheter-based valve replacement procedures have the same survival and complication rate...

– Cedars-Sinai

JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association, June 11, 2019

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


Hybrid Device May Help Doctors Treat Strokes More Quickly

Stroke, one of the leading causes of death worldwide, is normally caused by poor blood flow to the brain, or cerebral ischemia. This condition must be diagnosed within the first few hours of the stroke for treatment to be effective. Researchers have ...

– American Institute of Physics (AIP)

AIP Advances

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


Preventing harm from drinking in pregnancy: Low rates of prenatal alcohol screening means missed opportunities for intervention

There is no amount, pattern or timing of alcohol use during pregnancy proven safe for a developing fetus. Repeat: there is no amount, pattern or timing of alcohol use during pregnancy proven safe for a developing fetus. Drinking in pregnancy can have...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

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


Indoor Tanning May Be an Addiction Abetted by Both Genetic and Psychiatric Factors

A combination of elevated symptoms of depression along with modifications in a gene responsible for dopamine activity, important to the brain’s pleasure and reward system, appear to influence an addiction to indoor tanning in young, white non-Hispa...

– Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Annals of Behavioral Medicine

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


New Groundbreaking DNA Study of 500,000 People Launched to Find New Links Between Genetics and Diseases

Intermountain Healthcare and deCODE genetics have announced a major global collaboration and study focused on discovering new connections between genetics and human disease that will involve the collection of half a million DNA samples.

– Intermountain Healthcare

Embargo expired on 12-Jun-2019 at 06:00 ET


Identifying colorectal cancer subtypes in patients could lead to improved treatment decisions

Researchers at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center found that identifying a metastatic colorectal cancer patient’s Consensus Molecular Subtype (CMS) could help oncologists determine the most effective course of treatment.

– University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences

Journal of Clinical Oncology


Riverview Medical Center Foundation Brings Fireworks Back to the Navesink River on July 3

The Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the Seventh Annual Family Fireworks on the Navesink to support Riverview Medical Center Foundation. This annual event will again be held at th...

– Hackensack Meridian Health


Testing advances in epilepsy treatment

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have successfully prevented epileptic seizures in animal models by pre-emptively directing a low-frequency stimulus to the nerve fibers in the brain.

– Case Western Reserve University

Epilepsia


Drug to Treat Malaria Could Mitigate Hereditary Hearing Loss

The ability to hear depends on proteins to reach the outer membrane of sensory cells in the inner ear. But in certain types of hereditary hearing loss, mutations in the protein prevent it from reaching these membranes.

– Case Western Reserve University

PNAS


Inducing seizures to stop seizures

Surgery is the only way to stop seizures in 30 per cent of patients with focal drug-resistant epilepsy. A new study finds that inducing seizures before surgery may be a convenient and cost-effective way to determine the brain region where seizures ar...

– The Neuro - Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital

Journal of the American Medical Association


Motorized Scooter Head Injuries on the Rise, Rutgers Study Finds

Facial and head injuries from riding electric scooters have tripled over the past decade, according to a Rutgers study.

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

American Journal of Otolaryngology


New Research Reveals Sustainable Method to Produce Lifesaving Opiate Antidotes at a Reduced Cost

Cost of current method limits availability and generates harmful waste products.

– Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Nature Sustainability, June-2019


Report on new Illinois law addressing early childhood expulsions

Kate Zinsser and researchers at UIC conducted a preliminary investigation of Illinois early childhood programs’ current and prior expulsion practices, in addition to their understanding of and responses to the new law.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

SETL Lab


Genetic marker linked to increased risk of diabetic peripheral neuropathy

BOSTON – (June 11, 2019) – Researchers from Joslin Diabetes Center, using a genome-wide association study, have identified a genetic factor linked to the development of diabetic peripheral neuropathy. This finding suggests a new target for preven...

– Joslin Diabetes Center

Diabetes


Nurses Urged to Practice 'Evidence-Based Compassion' for Alcohol Use Disorder

Nurses play a critical role in promoting compassionate care for patients and families affected by alcohol use disorder (AUD), including evidence-based medication-assisted treatment (MAT) approaches, according to a paper in the July/September Journal ...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Journal of Christian Nursing


研究发现DNA标记物可能对结肠直肠癌的早期检测有价值

在芝加哥召开的美国临床肿瘤学会年会上,Mayo Clinic展示了有关结肠直肠癌早期检测以及细胞疗法对生活质量的影响的新研究。

– Mayo Clinic


Exploiting RB1 Predictive Value for Cancer Therapy in the Clinical Setting: Lost in Translation

RB1 status has emerged not only as a key factor in cancer development and progression, but also as a crucial determinant of cell fate in response to various anticancer treatments

– Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

Biochemical Pharmacology

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Increase in resolution, scale take CT scanning and diagnosis to the next level

To diagnose and treat diseases like cancer, scientists and doctors must understand how cells respond to different medical conditions and treatments. Researchers have developed a new way to study disease at the cellular level.

– Penn State College of Medicine


Father's Day: This Father and Son Have A Lot of Heart

While many parents and children go into related lines of work, few do it with as much heart–literally–as a father-and-son duo at Cedars-Sinai. Fardad Esmailian, MD, transplants hearts. His 23-year-old son, Gabby Esmailian, is part of the crew tha...

– Cedars-Sinai


Dermatologists Share Skin Care Tips for People with Vitiligo

Millions of people worldwide have vitiligo, a condition that causes the skin to lose its natural color, resulting in patches of light skin. Although the white or light patches do not typically cause other symptoms, the condition can cause low self-es...

– American Academy of Dermatology

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How Nurses Bring Clarity to the Nature of Social Change

History provides an enhanced understanding of the factors that inform social policy. In the wider arena of public health and its influence on social change, the political and healing import of nursing cannot be ignored.

– University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

American Journal of Public Health


New Survey Highlights Growing Insurance Problem That Delays Sight-Saving Care

The majority of ophthalmologists in a new survey said that a cost-management tool required by health insurance companies is delaying or disrupting the sight-saving care they give their patients. The tool is called prior authorization.

– American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)


VISION COMMUNITY DRY EYE AWARENESS MONTH 2019 ACTIVITIES INCLUDE CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING AND SCREENING

Dry eye disease is a global problem affecting more than 30 million people in the United States alone. The Alliance for Eye and Vision Research, in conjunction with Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society, will hold a Congressional Briefing and Screening e...

– Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

The Ocular Surface journal


iTHRIV Awards Pilot Funding, Supports Statewide Research Collaborations

The integrated Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia (iTHRIV) has awarded funding to four multi-institutional research projects through the Pilot Translational and Clinical Studies Program.

– University of Virginia Health System

UL1 TR003015


Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon Announce 2019 Patient Champions

Patient Champions, current or former patients of Nationwide Children’s, were chosen based on various criteria, including diversity of diagnosis, age and enthusiasm to cheer on race participants at their mile.

– Nationwide Children's Hospital


Gayle Irvin, MPH CAE, Leads Team as Executive Director of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN)

Gayle Irvin, MPH CAE, has accepted the role of ARN Executive Director.

– Association of Rehabilitation Nurses


$4M for open science drug screening

The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital) will lead an open science partnership to develop precision drugs for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and Parkinson’s disease (PD).

– The Neuro - Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital


Doorstep meeting explores cancer from genome instability to therapy

ASCB’s 2019 Doorstep meeting convenes Saturday, December 7, in Washington, DC, and focuses on “Cancer: from genome instability to therapy.”AS

– American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

2019 Doorstep Symposium, December 7, 2019

Science News


New study shows legacy of DDT to lake ecosystems

New findings of a multi-university research team show the pesticide DDT persists in remote lakes at concerning levels half a century after it was banned, affecting key aquatic species and potentially entire lake food webs.

– McMaster University

Environmental Science & Technology

Embargo expired on 12-Jun-2019 at 08:00 ET


Holistic View of Planning Energy Self-Sufficient Communities

By using energy-efficient buildings and distributing means of energy generation, such as solar panels, throughout buildings, sustainable communities can achieve a yearly net zero energy balance. However, this average glosses over the local energy flu...

– American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy

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


Farmer researchers reap more benefits than just increased crop production

Participants in research are motivated by learning, teaching opportunities

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

Agronomy Journal


New Energy-Efficient Algorithm Keeps UAV Swarms Helping Longer

A new energy-efficient data routing algorithm could keep unmanned aerial vehicle swarms flying -- and helping -- longer, report an international team of researchers this month in the journal Chaos. UAV swarms are cooperative, intercommunicating group...

– American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Chaos


Are Penguins Righties or Lefties?

Researchers in Punta Tombo, Argentina conducted a study to see whether Magellanic penguins showed handedness.

– Wildlife Conservation Society

PeerJ 7


Pulsed Electron Beams Shed Light on Plastics Production

Researchers at Berkeley Lab have developed a pulsed electron beam technique that enables high-resolution imaging of magnesium chloride without damage. This approach could apply to a vast range of beam-sensitive materials, and help to create a path to...

– Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Advanced Functional Materials


Electric vehicles would be a breath of fresh air for Houston

Cornell University researchers are expressing hope for the future of Houston’s breathable air, despite the city’s poor rankings in the American Lung Association’s 2019 “State of the Air” report. The report, released in April, ranked Houston...

– Cornell University

Atmospheric Environment, June-2019


Marine Oil Snow

Marine snow is the phenomena of flakes of falling organic material and biological debris cascading down a water column like snowflakes. But an oil spill like Deepwater Horizon will add oil and dispersants to the mix, making marine oil snow that is ca...

– University of Delaware

Environmental Science and Technology


Tracking major sources of energy loss in compact fusion facilities

Analysis of energy loss in low-aspect ratio tokamaks opens a new chapter in the development of predictions of transport in such facilities.

– Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory


Researchers grow bone at rib to restore facial bone

Bioengineers used bone engineered in 3D-printed mold and grown alongside the ribs of sheep to successfully replace a portion of the animals’ jaw bones. They hope to develop the tissue regenerative procedure for human application .

– National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

PNAS; EB023833; DE027586; AR071258; AR067606; W81XWH-14-2-0004


iPhone plus nanoscale porous silicon equals cheap, simple home diagnostics

The team combined their research on low-cost, nanostructured thin films with a device most American adults already own.

– Vanderbilt University

Analyst; W911NF-15-1-0176; DMR-1263182

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Behind the magic: Making moving photos a reality

UW researchers have figured out how to take a person from a 2D photo or a work of art and make them run, walk or jump out of the frame. The system also allows users to view the animation in three dimensions using augmented reality tools.

– University of Washington

Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition


The Dog Days of Summer are Here, But this 'Cool' Cat Isn't Worried

Snow leopards are perfectly adapted to cold and dry habitats like the Himalayas in Central Asia. However, for one local snow leopard, making him feel at home in South Florida required replicating his natural environment to keep him “chill.” An en...

– Florida Atlantic University

includes video


Preparing Scientific Applications for Exascale Computing

A Brookhaven-hosted hackathon helped teams make use of new features in the OpenMP programming standard to support next-gen supercomputing.

– Brookhaven National Laboratory


UCI computer scientists breathe life into Venice Biennale installations

Computer scientists from the University of California, Irvine are making a splash in the art world this year through their participation in Italy’s Venice Biennale, one of the oldest and most prestigious cultural festivals. The team – led by Alex...

– University of California, Irvine


UTEP Partners with University at Albany to Map Developing Brain Circuits Underlying Conditioned Fear Responses

A partnership between researchers at The University of Texas at El Paso and the University at Albany (UAlbany) in New York will attempt to understand how neural circuits that encode learned responses to fear develop in mammalian brains

– University of Texas at El Paso


Valent BioSciences Joins the International Phytobiomes Alliance

Valent BioSciences Joins the International Phytobiomes Alliance, both partners announced today

– International Phytobiomes Alliance


Quatre millions de dollars pour le criblage de médicaments

L’Institut et hôpital neurologiques de Montréal (le Neuro) dirigera un partenariat en science ouverte en vue de la mise au point de médicaments de précision indiqués dans la sclérose latérale amyotrophique (SLA) et la maladie de Parkinson (M...

– The Neuro - Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital

Lifestyle & Social Sciences


Why you may be prone to hiring a liar, and not even know it

Researchers find that people don’t always disapprove of deception. In fact, they perceive the ability to deceive as an asset in occupations that are stereotyped as high in “selling orientation.”

– University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, May 2019


Give in order to receive: FSU study finds low-income mothers expected to reciprocate support

Low-income mothers who need support, such as with small cash loans or childcare, are often called on to reciprocate, according to a new Florida State University study.College of Social Work Associate Professor Melissa Radey and College of Human Scien...

– Florida State University

Journal of Marriage and Family


Gerontology expert can discuss World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15.

Expert Available

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Northwestern Univerity’s Aldon Morris Elected President of the American Sociological Association

Aldon Morris, Leon Forrest Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at Northwestern University, was elected the 112th President of the American Sociological Association (ASA), and Rhacel Parreñas, University of Southern California, has be...

– American Sociological Association (ASA)


Clinton, Albright Call for Leadership that Unites at Wellesley College Reunion

As part of Wellesley College’s annual reunion weekend, former U.S. Secretaries of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Madeleine Korbel Albright joined Wellesley President Paula A. Johnson for a conversation about their time at Wellesley, their service...

– Wellesley College

Business News


PPPL and Oak Ridge manage new DOE program designed to speed development of fusion energy with public-private partnerships

Feature describes PPPL role in innovative DOE program to promote public-private partnerships to speed development of fusion energy.

– Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

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