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Saturday, October 5, 2019

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Newswise Weekend Edition Wire for 05-Oct-2019

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The Weekend Edition is a collection of interesting, exceptional articles you may have missed from the week. Articles are chosen by the editorial team at Newswise.

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Medical News

Mounting Brain Organoid Research Reignites Ethical Debate

As research involving the transplantation of human “mini-brains”—known as brain organoids—into animals to study disease continues to expand, so do the ethical debates around the practice. A new paper published in Cell Stem Cell by researchers...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Cell Stem Cell; IK2-RX002013

Psychologists Show Leading with Flavor Encourages Healthy Eating

Eating well isn't always easy, and the reality is simply telling people which foods to avoid doesn't do much to get them to eat better.

– Stanford University

Psychological Science

Aspirin May Prevent Air Pollution Harms

A new study is the first to report evidence that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like aspirin may lessen the adverse effects of air pollution exposure on lung function.

– Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Addictive De-Vices: How We Can Unplug From This 21st Century Epidemic

We spend our days looking at them, talking to them, and touching them.

– Simon Fraser University

Journal of Public Policy and Marketing

Treating the Whole Patient: Health Care Challenges Faced by Transgender People of Color

Research shows how transgender people who are also racial and ethnic minorities have a difficult time finding a health care setting where all aspects of their identity are welcome, understood and addressed

– University of Chicago Medical Center

Journal of General Internal Medicine

Three new studies reveal eating disorder trends in U.S.

A University at Albany professor finds that in the United States, only half of people with eating disorders seek help, that certain demographics are less likely than others to seek help, and that persons with eating disorders have a five- to six-fold...

– University at Albany, State University of New York

Mayo Clinic Proceedings; BMC Medicine; Obesity

The Science of Mindfulness — What Do We Really Know and Where Do We Go?

The historical practice of mindfulness is a burgeoning integrated medicine field associated with benefits for people with issues ranging from insomnia to chronic pain and fueled by more than $550 million in federal funding over the past 20 years.

– Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

Current Opinions in Psychology

Expanding Medicaid Means Chronic Health Problems Get Found & Health Improves, Study Finds

Nearly one in three low-income people who enrolled in Michigan’s expanded Medicaid program discovered they had a chronic illness that had never been diagnosed before, according to a new study. And whether it was a newly found condition or one the...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Journal of General Internal Medicine, online first

Five Things Women Under 40 Should Know About Breast Cancer

Nadine Tung, MD, head of breast medical oncology and cancer genetics at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, shares 5 things women under 40 should know about breast cancer

Expert Available

– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Oils Added to Vaping Products Cause Damage to Lungs, Expert Says

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Science News

Were Hot, Humid Summers the Key to Life’s Origins?

Chemists at Saint Louis University, in collaboration with scientists at the College of Charleston and the NSF/NASA Center for Chemical Evolution, found that deliquescent minerals, which dissolve in water they absorb from humid air, can assist the con...

– Saint Louis University

Nature Communications

Embargo expired on 04-Oct-2019 at 05:00 ET

Implanted Memories Teach Birds a Song

A new songbird study that shows memories can be implanted in the brain to teach vocalizations – without any lessons from the parent.

– UT Southwestern Medical Center


Embargo expired on 03-Oct-2019 at 14:00 ET

Two Ancient Migration Events in the Andromeda Galaxy

Astronomers have uncovered two historic events in which the Andromeda Galaxy underwent major changes to its structure. The findings shed light not only on the evolution and formation of the Andromeda Galaxy, but to our own Milky Way Galaxy as well. T...

– NSF’s National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory


Embargo expired on 02-Oct-2019 at 13:00 ET

How Much Are You Polluting Your Office Air Just by Existing?

Just by breathing or wearing deodorant, you have more influence over your office space than you might think, a growing body of evidence shows.

– Purdue University

2019 American Association for Aerosol Research Conference

Researchers from TU Delft discover real Van Gogh using artificial intelligence

What did Vincent van Gogh actually paint and draw? Paintings and drawings fade, so researchers from TU Delft are using deep learning to digitally reconstruct works of art and discover what they really looked like. ‘What we see today is not the pai...

– Delft University of Technology

Machine Vision and Applications

Record-Breaking Observations Find Most Remote Protocluster of Galaxies

An international team of astronomers with participation by researchers from DAWN, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen has discovered a protocluster of galaxies 13.0 billion light years away using the Subaru, Keck, and Gemini Telescopes in ...

– University of Copenhagen

Astrophysical Journal

Your video can ID you through walls with help of WiFi

Researchers in the lab of UC Santa Barbara professor Yasamin Mostofi have enabled, for the first time, determining whether the person behind a wall is the same individual who appears in given video footage, using only a pair of WiFi transceivers outs...

– University of California, Santa Barbara

25th International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom)

Jack the Ripper: A Wrongful Conviction Based on Flawed DNA Analysis

Research published in the Journal of Forensic Sciences claiming to identify the notorious 19th century murderer through DNA analysis grabbed headlines around the world in the spring of 2019.

– Texas State University

Journal of Forensic Sciences

Paleobiologist Clarifies Scientific Record of the Size of Extinct Megatooth Shark

The iconic extinct megatooth shark, Otodus megalodon, is an impressive gigantic shark, but new research by DePaul University’s Kenshu Shimada shows scientifically justifiable maximum size for the fossil species to be no more than about 15 meters (n...

– DePaul University

Historical Biology

AI Technique Does Double Duty Spanning Cosmic and Subatomic Scales

While high-energy physics and cosmology seem worlds apart in terms of sheer scale, physicists and cosmologists at Argonne are using similar machine learning methods to address classification problems for both subatomic particles and galaxies.

– Argonne National Laboratory

Researcher Investigates New Modeling Technology to Assess Climate Change Impact on Winter Storms

Scientists are investigating how extreme winter weather events are influenced by climate change. Edmund KM Chang, PhD, of Stony Brook University, has received a two-year $200,000 grant from NOAA/MAPP to study these storms using, for the first time, m...

– Stony Brook Medicine

For Diversity in U.S. Parks, Head South

– Wildlife Conservation Society

Landscape Ecology

Lifestyle & Social Sciences

Researcher Ties Political Divisiveness to Homophobic Bullying

Being a teenager is hard enough, but Dr. Yishan Shen, an assistant professor in the School of Family and Consumer Sciences at Texas State University, has uncovered additional challenges for youths between 10 and 19 who are targets of bullying during ...

– Texas State University


Report: 1 in 10 Politicians Has a Disability. That's a Gap in Representation

The disability community is underrepresented in American politics with three exceptions. People with disabilities ages 18-34, Native Americans with disabilities, and disabled veterans of recent wars, including those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan...

– Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR)

No Evidence That Power Posing Works

Striking a power pose before an important meeting or interview is not going to boost your confidence or make you feel more powerful, says an Iowa State University researcher. A review of nearly 40 studies on the topic found not a single one supports ...

– Iowa State University


Business News

10 Recommendations for the Resilient Family Business

Family businesses are unique and complex; they have aspects and layers to them that are unlike any other organizations. Professor June West and Alana Wall provide 10 recommendations for the resilient family business.

Expert Available

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business





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