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Medical News

Deadly tick-borne virus cured with experimental flu drug, in mice

An investigational flu drug cures mice infected with the rare but deadly Bourbon virus, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The findings potentially could lead to a treatment.

– Washington University in St. Louis

PLOS Pathogens, June-2019; R01-AI118938; R21-AI137450; PD-II-2018-702; T32 AI007172

Embargo expired on 13-Jun-2019 at 14:00 ET

New Insight Could Improve Maternal Vaccines That Also Protect Newborns

Duke researchers describe a previously unidentified route for antibodies to be transferred from the mother to the fetus, illuminating a potential way to capitalize on this process to control when and how certain antibodies are shared.

– Duke Health

Cell; HD085871; F31 AI127303; U01 AI068632; DP2 HD075699; R01 AI106380; P01 AI117915

Embargo expired on 13-Jun-2019 at 11:00 ET

Aging delayed in older mice given blood component from young mice

New research has identified a novel approach to staving off the detrimental effects of aging, according to a study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Supplementing older mice with an enzyme called eNAMPT from younger mice ext...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Cell Metabolism

Embargo expired on 13-Jun-2019 at 11:00 ET

AAHCM Applauds Results of Year 4 Medicare Independence at Home (IAH) Demonstration

The Academy is pleased to share that the Independence at Home (IAH) Demonstration saved Medicare approximately $33 million in Year 4, or about $384 per beneficiary per month (PBPM). This follows savings from Years 1-3 that, when combined with Year 4,...

– American Academy of Home Care Medicine

Embargo expired on 14-Jun-2019 at 09:05 ET

Renal Experts to Discuss News in Hypertension, Obesity and More at APS/ASN Conference

Top renal experts will discuss current and cutting-edge research on kidney function at the upcoming American Physiological Society (APS)/American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Conference: Control of Renal Function in Health and Disease in Charlottesvil...

– American Physiological Society (APS)

APS/ASN Conference: Control of Renal Function in Health and Di

Study: One-Fifth Of U.S. Surgeons Still ‘Overusing’ Riskier Procedure to Create Kidney Dialysis Access

Long-term hemodialysis is a lifesaver for approximately half a million patients in the United States with kidney failure (also known as end-stage renal disease, or ESRD) who are either waiting on or unsuitable for a kidney transplant. But before the ...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

JAMA Surgery

What's the best kind of father? An affectionate, fun-loving one.

Today's dads fulfill household roles that their own fathers did not. Fathers are expected to be more involved in their children’s lives, a practice science finds helps both dads and kids develop.

– University of Delaware

The Global Fatherhood Charter

Growing life expectancy inequality in US cannot be blamed on opioids alone

A new University of Michigan study challenges a popularized view about what's causing the growing gap between the lifespans of more- and less-educated Americans—finding shortcomings in the widespread narrative that the United States is facing an ep...

– University of Michigan

Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Jun-2019

Rutgers Scientist Creates “Virtual Biopsy” Device to Detect Skin Tumors

Using sound vibrations and pulses of near-infrared light, a Rutgers University scientist has developed a new “virtual biopsy” device that can quickly determine a skin lesion’s depth and potential malignancy without using a scalpel.

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Wiley Online Library

Common Conditions Keep Many Patients Out of Knee Cartilage Research Studies

Issues like age or existing arthritis may preclude patients from participating in clinical studies for new therapies that could benefit them

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Regenerative Medicine; R01 EB008722; TL1TR001880

Smoking may impair body's blood pressure autocorrect system

Smokers may be at a higher risk for developing hypertension, and an overactive response to normal drops in blood pressure may help explain why, according to researchers.

– Penn State College of Medicine

American Journal of Physiology–Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology

Once thought to be asexual, single-celled parasites caught in the act

The single-celled parasite Leishmania can reproduce sexually, according to a study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The finding could pave the way towards finding genes that help ...

– Washington University in St. Louis

PLOS Genetics, May-2019; R01 AI031078; R01 AI029646; 206194

People using third-party apps to analyze personal genetic data

The burgeoning field of personal genetics appeals to people who want to learn more about themselves, their family and their propensity for diseases. More and more consumers are using services like 23andMe to learn about their genetic blueprint.

– University of Washington

American Journal of Human Genetics

Roswell Park Physician Leads Development of New Multiple Myeloma Imaging Guidelines

Jens Hillengass, MD, Chief of Myeloma at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, led an International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) effort to compile new recommendations for imaging techniques that offer more sensitive and accurate diagnosis and mon...

– Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

The Lancet Oncology

Vitamin D metabolite helps stop drug-resistant cancer

The vitamin D metabolite calcitriol and its analog calcipotriol can block one of the mechanisms through which cancer cells gain resistance to chemotherapy drugs—and can selectively kill those drug-resistant cells.

– South Dakota State University

Drug Metabolism and Disposition, Dec. 2018

New Jersey Hospital Helps Pioneer Unique Personalized Immunotherapy for Metastatic Melanoma

Atlantic Melanoma Center is among the nation’s leading cancer programs participating in the clinical trials of a new type of personalized immunotherapy known as TIL (tumor infiltrating lymphocyte) therapy, in which the patient’s own immune system...

– Atlantic Health System

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Hopkins Researchers Release Tool to Enable Better Health Care

The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, Maryland, and Johns Hopkins Medicine have launched the Precision Medicine Analytics Platform (PMAP), a new data analytics tool that will facilitate big-data research across the JHU enterp...

– Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

$10 Million Gift Bolsters Psychosis Research Efforts

Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences has received a $10 million endowed gift to fund translational research, support clinical programs and create an endowed chair within the department.

– Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Receives Award From U.S. Department of Defense to Develop Technology That Measures Threat Exposures

Epigenetic technology will provide a new tool in the fight against the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction

– Mount Sinai Health System

Preliminary Recommendations for USMLE Score Reporting Now Available

Preliminary recommendations from the convening organizations of the Invitational Conference on USMLE Scoring (InCUS) are now available online. From today until July 26, 2019 individuals and organizations interested in this United States Medical Licen...

– Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB)

GW Selected as 2019 Creating Excellence Business & Industry Partnership Award by the Virginia Department of Education for Second Year in a Row

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences was selected by the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Education as a recipient of the 2019 Creating Excellence Business & Industry Partnership Award for Region 4.

– George Washington University

Researchers to study circadian clocks’ potential role in heart failure

Sumanth Prabhu, M.D. and Martin Young, D.Phil. Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have been awarded a four-year, $2.3 million grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to study macrophage circadian rhythms in heart f...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Science News

Viruses Found to Use Intricate ‘Treadmill’ to Move Cargo across Bacterial Cells

Biologists have provided the first example of cargo within bacteriophage cells transiting along treadmill-like structures. The discovery demonstrates that bacteria have more in common with sophisticated human cells than previously believed. This typ...

– University of California San Diego

Cell, June-2019

Embargo expired on 13-Jun-2019 at 11:00 ET

includes video

Cassini flyby data of Saturn’s C ring prompts plateau puzzlement

Spectral information about Saturn’s rings sent by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft nearly two years ago was intended to uncover definitive scientific answers. Instead, it triggered more questions about the C-ring and its plateaus.

– Cornell University


Parceling Particle Beams

Beam chopper cuts accelerator-generated ion beams under highly demanding conditions.

– Department of Energy, Office of Science

61st ICFA Advanced Beam Dynamics Workshop on High-Intensity and High-Brightness Hadron Beams, Daejon, Korea (2018).; 9th International Particle Accelerator Conference, Vancouver, BC (2018)....

Mobile Technology and Home Broadband 2019

The share of Americans who primarily go online through a smartphone has nearly doubled in recent years, a new Pew Research Center survey finds. Today, 37% of U.S. adults say that when using the internet, they mostly do so on a smartphone. This share ...

– Pew Research Center

Low vitamin K levels linked to mobility limitation and disability in older adults

Tufts University researchers led the first study to evaluate the association between biomarkers of vitamin K status and mobility limitation and disability, and found older adults with low levels of circulating vitamin K were more likely to develop th...

– Tufts University

Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences

Growing up With a Friend May Improve a Dairy Cow’s Lifelong Welfare

Just like humans, dairy cows need to adapt to changing environments as they develop. That includes moving among social groups, changing housing arrangements and entering the milking parlor, said Emily Miller-Cushon, an assistant professor of animal s...

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Genes for Good: Harnessing the power of Facebook to study a large, diverse genetic pool

Collecting DNA samples for human genetic studies can be an expensive, lengthy process that has often made it difficult to include diverse populations in studies of medical and health data.

– University of Michigan

The American Journal of Human Genetics, Jun-2019

Texas A&M corn breeder looking to build a better bourbon

Dr. Seth Murray may have more than a casual interest in National Bourbon Day on June 14.

– Texas A&M AgriLife

Full circle to protect the planet: Argonne works with industry to examine circular carbon economy

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory are working with industry to develop a “circular carbon economy,” which continually recycles carbon-based products into new products and energy.

– Argonne National Laboratory

Facebook ‘intentonomy’: Researchers study malicious content

In the ever-growing battle against malicious social media content, Cornell University researchers are teaming up with Facebook to study why people share harmful posts and what their intent is behind sharing such content.

– Cornell University

Bird of Prey: Evocative Film Reveals World’s Rarest Eagle and a New Chapter of Hope

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s debut film, the award-winning documentary Bird of Prey, is now available on iTunes, Amazon, and Vimeo. With fewer than 800 Great Philippine Eagles remaining on Earth, the film tells the moving tale of a small but de...

– Cornell University

UB team awarded $1.8 million to develop carbon capture technology

University at Buffalo researchers are leading a multi-institution project to develop materials called membranes that can separate carbon dioxide (CO2) from other gases — a technology that factories and power plants could easily install to cut down ...

– University at Buffalo

Penn State electrical engineering student receives Erickson Discovery Grant

The Erikson Discovery Grant Program was established to support undergraduate students during the summer as they pursue original projects under the mentorship of a faculty member. The program was named in honor of the University’s 17th president. Th...

– Penn State College of Engineering

Lifestyle & Social Sciences

NYU’s Carter Journalism Institute’s 2019 Reporting Award Winners to Focus on Marrow Donor Registries, Surveillance in China, and African Descendants of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute has named three recipients of its 2019 Reporting Award.

– New York University

Embargo expired on 14-Jun-2019 at 09:00 ET

ARK report finds that majority of people in NI not prejudiced towards transgender people

A research study on public attitudes towards transgender people has been released today (Friday 14 June) at The MAC Belfast by ARK – a joint initiative between Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University.

– Queen's University Belfast

Handgun Licensing More Effective at Reducing Gun Deaths Than Background Checks Alone

A new white paper from the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health concludes that of the approaches used by states to screen out prohibited individuals from owning firearms, only purchas...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Many choices seems promising until you actually have to choose

People faced with more options than they can effectively consider want to make a good decision, but feel they’re unable to do so, according to the results of a novel study from the University at Buffalo. Despite the apparent opportunities pres...

– University at Buffalo

Biological Psychology

RCSA’s Silvia Ronco Elected as 2020-21 President of the Council on Undergraduate Research

Silvia Ronco—senior program director at Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA)—has been elected 2020–2021 president of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR). Ronco will become CUR president-elect on July 1, 2019,

– Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Matthew Bennett Named American University Vice President and Chief Communications Officer

Matthew Bennett, former head of global communications at the Motion Picture Association of America, will return to his alma mater, American University, to become its Vice President and Chief Communications Officer.

– American University

Ithaca College Selects National Leader as Marketing and Enrollment Strategy VP

Laurie Koehler, a national leader with over two decades of experience in developing and establishing a vision and direction for student recruitment and marketing at higher education institutions, has been named vice president for marketing and enroll...

– Ithaca College

Matthew Bennett Named American University Vice President and Chief Communications Officer

Matthew Bennett, who previously led global communications at the Motion Picture Association of America, will return to his alma mater, American University, to become the school's vice president and chief communications officer.

– American University

Business News

Business-to-business sales increase with a multichannel approach

• Online search and purchasing provides insight into customer needs and behaviors. • Salespeople can complement online behaviors with more confidence in targeted discounts.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Journal of Marketing Research

Inside the mind of the online shopper

A new study found online shoppers are more concerned with finding a good deal, whereas offline shoppers care more about the overall quality and purchase of the experience. Type of purchase, age and gender are also key factors that factor into online ...

– University of Delaware

Journal of Retailing

How to Raise Your Leadership Game, Part 1: The 9 Cs Enterprise-Perspective Model

To compete in today’s complex business environment, executives must excel at making decisions with an enterprise perspective. Darden Professor Elliott N. Weiss’ 9 Cs Enterprise-Perspective Model offers a useful decision-making framework.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business





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