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Medical News

Lower risk of Type 1 diabetes seen in children vaccinated against “stomach flu” virus

Vaccinating babies against a virus that causes childhood “stomach flu” greatly reduces their chance of getting so sick that they need hospital care, a new study shows. But the study also reveals a surprise: Getting fully vaccinated against ro...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Scientific Reports, DOI:10.1038/s41598-019-44193-4; TR000433

Embargo expired on 13-Jun-2019 at 09:00 ET

Quick DNA test for malaria drug resistance is life-saver, holds promise for other diseases

Drug-resistant malaria is prevalent in Southeast Asia and may spread. Doctors currently can tell whether powerful malaria drugs will work through or a DNA duplication method that allows for optical detection of a disease’s biomarkers, but it's toug...

– Vanderbilt University

The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics; R42 HG009470-02 ; D43TW009348

Embargo expired on 13-Jun-2019 at 00:05 ET

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Body Composition Shown to Affect Energy Spent Standing Versus Sitting

Findings support increased standing time as a simple way to boost energy expenditure



Embargo expired on 12-Jun-2019 at 14:00 ET

Study shows more effective method for detecting prostate cancer

Each year, 1M men in the U.S. undergo biopsies for prostate cancer. UCLA physicians have found that a new biopsy method, which includes biopsy guided by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), can be used together with the traditional method to increase th...

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

JAMA Surgery

Embargo expired on 12-Jun-2019 at 11:00 ET

New Gene Editor Harnesses Jumping Genes for Precise DNA Integration

Scientists at Columbia have developed a gene-editing tool—using jumping genes—that inserts any DNA sequence into the genome without cutting, fixing a major shortcoming of existing CRISPR technology.

– Columbia University Irving Medical Center


Embargo expired on 12-Jun-2019 at 13:00 ET

Researchers Develop New Method to Rapidly, Reliably Monitor Sickle Cell Disease

Researchers have developed a rapid and reliable new method to continuously monitor sickle cell disease using a microfluidics-based electrical impedance sensor. This novel technology can characterize the dynamic cell sickling and unsickling processes ...

– Florida Atlantic University

American Chemical Society’s journal ACS Sensors

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Implanted Drug ‘Reservoir’ Safely Reduces Injections for People with Macular Degeneration

In a clinical trial of 220 people with “wet” age-related macular degeneration, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers, collaborators from many sites across the country, and Genentech in South San Francisco have added to evidence that using a new impl...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine


Bullying gets worse as children with autism get older

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are more likely to experience bullying than children without ASD and this bullying gets worse with age, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Autism, March-2019

Four simple ways to be safe while cycling

Cyclists should know the rules of the road and prepare before leaving home. - Bicycle helmets are not required by every state, but significantly decrease injury. - Wearing bright clothes makes cyclists more visible. - Attention to a bicycle’s...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Cochrane Reviews

Study identifies promising target for Parkinson’s intervention

An international research team led by scientists at UAB has identified a fibril form of alpha-synuclein as a potential target for therapeutics that might help slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Journal of Biological Chemistry online

UAMS-Developed Cytophone Detects Melanoma in Earliest Stages, Could Prevent Fatal Disease Spread

A University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) research team led by Vladimir Zharov, Ph.D., D.Sc., has demonstrated the ability to detect and kill circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in the blood using a noninvasive device called Cytophone that inte...

– University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Science Translational Medicine

‘Five Star’ Hospitals Often Provide Fewer Services Than Other Hospitals, New Data Suggests

If you’re looking for a top-notch hospital with a wide range of services, narrowing your list to hospitals with a five-star patient experience rating might lead you astray. Many five-star hospitals offer fewer services than those without five stars...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

JAMA Internal Medicine

Researchers develop drug-targeting molecules to improve cancer treatment

Researchers from the University of Notre Dame have developed small drug-targeting molecules that may be hundreds to thousands of times more effective at delivering potent drugs to desired sites of disease, including cancer.

– University of Notre Dame

ACS Central Science

Kids with Headache after Stroke Might be at Risk for Another Stroke

A new study has found a high incidence of headaches in pediatric stroke survivors and identified a possible association between post-stroke headache and stroke recurrence.

– Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Neurology: Clinical Practice, June-2019

Penn Researchers Influence CDC’s Clarification on Prescribing Opioids for Cancer Pain

To reduce the number of people who may misuse, abuse, or overdose from opioids, multiple national agencies including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have published guidelines to improve the way opioids are prescribed. Yet some of...

– University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

JAMA Oncol. 2018

Determining Risk of Recurrence in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

A personalized prognosis for patients diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer was the goal of a new study by Katherine Varley, PhD, researcher at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) and assistant professor of oncological sciences at the University o...

– University of Utah

Cancer Research

Braces won’t always bring happiness

Research undertaken at the University of Adelaide overturns the belief that turning your crooked teeth into a beautiful smile will automatically boost your self-confidence.

– University of Adelaide

Orthodontics and Craniofacial Research

Cancer Survivors Celebrate Strength, Self-Care

To survive in his struggle against an aggressive form of prostate cancer, Bin McLaurin didn't only have to overcome the disease attacking his body. He said he also had to toss out his long-held image of masculinity.

– Cedars-Sinai

Study: Apple Watch Shows Promise in Detecting AFib

Study findings presented at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Annual Meeting showed that Apple Watch was able to accurately detect atrial fibrillation (AFib), or an irregular heart rhythm, 84 percent of the time. Dr. Ira Galin, a cardiologist ...

– Western Connecticut Health Network

Women’s Heart Fund Annual Reception Raises nearly $165,000 in Support of the Center for Survivorship and Wellness Care at Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Nearly $165,000 was raised at the Women’s Heart Fund Annual Reception held on May 31 at the Bay Head Yacht Club in Bay Head, NJ. Co-chaired by Mollie Giamanco, who is also a board member for the Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center Fo...

– Hackensack Meridian Health

Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy Approves CAP as Accreditor

The foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) has approved the College of American Pathologists (CAP) as their accrediting organization for laboratories providing histocompatibility services for cellular therapy transplant patients....

– College of American Pathologists (CAP)

This Father's Day, Make Sure Dad is Watching His Health

With Father's Day coming up, now is a good time for dads to take stock of their health and make sure they're current on screening tests for leading diseases such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes.

– Loyola University Health System

The Medical Minute: Erectile dysfunction both common and treatable

By age 50, nearly half of men experience some degree of erectile dysfunction. The good news: Several treatment options are available.

– Penn State Health

Martin J. Blaser To Receive Robert Koch Gold Medal for Contribution to Medicine

Martin J. Blaser, director of Rutgers University’s Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine whose research led to new understandings about the beneficial relationships between humans and their microbiome (the microbes that live on and in our ...

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– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Study Aims to Use Orange Peels for Something Useful: Better Heart Health

Yu Wang, an assistant professor of food science and human nutrition at the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Agriculture and Food Research Initiative, part of the USDA. With the award, Wan...

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Tarek El Ahmadieh, MD Selected as 2019–2020 NEUROSURGERY® Publications Resident Fellow

The Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) and NEUROSURGERY® Publications is excited to announce the selection of Tarek El Ahmadieh, MD as the 2019–2020 NEUROSURGERY® Publications Resident Fellow.

– Congress of Neurological Surgeons


NYU Langone Performs First U.S. Procedure with Newly Approved Device to Reduce Herniated Disc Recurrence

NYU Langone performs first U.S. procedure using newly approved device to reduce risk of repeat surgeries for herniated disc

– NYU Langone Health

Science News

Warming Waters in Western Tropical Pacific May Affect West Antarctic Ice Sheet

Warming waters in the western tropical Pacific Ocean have significantly increased thunderstorms and rainfall, which may affect the stability of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and global sea-level rise, according to a Rutgers University–New Brunswick ...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Geophysical Research Letters; Rutgers Today

New ‘king’ of fossils discovered in Australia

Fossils of a giant new species from the long-extinct group of sea creatures called trilobites have been found on Kangaroo Island, South Australia. The finding is adding important insights to our knowledge of the Cambrian ‘explosion’, the greatest...

– University of Adelaide

Journal of Systematic Palaeontology

An Interaction of Slipping Beams

Successful models of the fraught dynamics of two particle beams in close contact lead to smoother sailing in an area of particle acceleration.

– Department of Energy, Office of Science

Physical Review Accelerators and Beams 21, 114401 (2018). [DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevAccelBeams.21.114401]

Large summer 'dead zone' forecast for Chesapeake Bay after wet winter and spring

Ecologists from the University of Michigan and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science are forecasting a large Chesapeake Bay "dead zone" in 2019 due to well-above-average river flows associated with increased rainfall in the wate...

– University of Michigan

Sensory research digs deep to understand why people like potatoes

Sensory analysis research is uncovering what people like about various potato varieties. The findings will help restaurants and food producers make potato-based foods that better align with consumer expectations and desires.

– Kansas State University

Why Noah’s Ark Won’t Work

A first-of-its-kind study illuminates which marine species may have the ability to survive in a world where temperatures are rising and oceans are becoming acidic.

– University of Vermont

Proceedings of the Royal Society B

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Combination of SNAP and WIC improves food security, ISU study finds

Forty million Americans, including 6.5 million children, are food insecure. New research shows the combination of food assistance programs SNAP and WIC compared to SNAP alone increases food security by at least 2 percentage points and potentially as ...

– Iowa State University

Southern Economic Journal

Hybrid Nanostructure Steps Up Light-Harvesting Efficiency

Energy is transferred through the structure in a way that boosts its response to light, showing promise for solar cell applications.

– Brookhaven National Laboratory

ACS Photonics Apr. 29, 2019

National Maglab Creates World-Record Magnetic Field with Small, Compact Coil

A novel magnet half the size of a cardboard toilet tissue roll usurped the title of “world’s strongest magnetic field” from the metal titan that had held it for two decades at the Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Fi...

– Florida State University


The Wikipedia gender gap

Wikipedia is one of the most successful online communities in history, yet it struggles to attract and retain editors who are women — another example of the gender gap online.

– University of Washington

ACM CHI conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

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At DOE’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility, science drives next-gen creations

American ingenuity is providing radical productivity improvements from advanced materials and robotic systems developed at the Department of Energy’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

– Oak Ridge National Laboratory

He Quieted Jet Engines That Used to Burst Eardrums

The roar of passenger jets once commonly caused permanent hearing loss, but one aerospace engineer in particular dedicated decades to making them quieter. Here are some of his methods, which landed him in the National Academy of Engineering in 2019. ...

– Georgia Institute of Technology

Demarteau to head ORNL Physics Division

The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has named Marcel Demarteau as Physics Division Director, effective June 17.

– Oak Ridge National Laboratory

ACSM Presents Prestigious Honor and Citation Awards

The American College of Sports Medicine recently announced several award winners during its annual meeting in Orlando, Florida. ACSM is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world.

– American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Lifestyle & Social Sciences

Financial Vulnerability May Discourage Positive Negotiation Strategies

People who feel financially vulnerable may be prone to believing incorrectly their success in negotiations must come at the expense of the other party, leading them to ignore the potential for more cooperative and mutually beneficial options, accordi...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Journal of Applied Psychology

Embargo expired on 13-Jun-2019 at 09:00 ET

If asked the right way, toddlers will choose broccoli over cake, UCI-led study finds

Irvine, Calif., June 12, 2019 – “Would you like cake or broccoli?” If you ask a child under the age of 3, the answer – eight times out of 10 – will be broccoli. But this has less to do with parents successfully instilling healthy food prefe...

– University of California, Irvine

PLOS One, June-2019

Alumni from MBA in American Indian Entrepreneurship Soar

SPOKANE, Wash. — Gonzaga University’s MBA in American Indian Entrepreneurship program launched in 2001 after receiving support from the Johnson Scholarship Foundation. Since then, the Foundation has provided 68 scholarships for qualified Native A...

– Gonzaga University

Computer Scientist Wins Fulbright Award to Bring Irish Language Online

Kevin Scannell, Ph.D., a professor of computer science, was named a 2019-2020 Fulbright Scholar. He will spend the first six months of 2020 in Ireland, doing research and developing computing resources for the Irish language.

– Saint Louis University

Business News

Nintendo: Game for a Blue-Ocean Strategy

Does long-term success come from winning the established game or creating the terms of your own? In the multibillion dollar video game industry, 130-year-old company Nintendo competes with a sometimes riskier approach to innovation.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business





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