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Saturday, November 30, 2019

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Newswise Weekend Edition Wire for 30-Nov-2019

***Newswise Weekend Edition***

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

Stem Cell Therapy Helps Broken Hearts Heal in Unexpected Way

A study in Nature shows stem cell therapy helps hearts recover from a heart attack, although not for the biological reasons originally proposed two decades ago that today are the basis of ongoing clinical trials. The study reports that injecting livi...

– Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center


Embargo expired on 27-Nov-2019 at 13:00 ET

Only handful of nutritional supplements benefit the heart

Of all the nutritional supplements on stores shelves, only three have been shown to provide any benefit to the heart.

– Houston Methodist

“Nutritional Supplements & Heart Health,” live webcast Dec. 2 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m

What You Need to Know Before You Buy an At-Home Genetic Test

At-home genetic tests are popular holiday gifts that can be fun and interesting, but they also have limitations and risks — such as providing unexpected or upsetting results.

– Nuvance Health

Science News

Fertility Treatment, Not Maternal Age, Causes Epigenetic Changes in Mouse Offspring

Epigenetic disorders are more common among children born through assisted reproductive technology. A new mouse study suggests that the fertility treatments themselves are to blame, not the age of the mother.

– Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Clinical Epigenetics; 2018 Health Research Formula Fund; Medical Fellows Research Program

Embargo expired on 25-Nov-2019 at 20:00 ET

A method with roots in AI uncovers how humans make choices in groups and social media

Using a mathematical framework with roots in artificial intelligence and robotics, UW researchers were able to uncover the process for how a person makes choices in groups. And, they also found they were able to predict a person’s choice more often...

– University of Washington

Science Advances, Nov-2019

New technology makes internet memes accessible for people with visual impairments

People with visual impairments use social media like everyone else, often with the help of screen reader software.

– Carnegie Institution for Science

ACCESS conference

Planets around a black hole?

Theoreticians in two different fields defied the common knowledge that planets orbit stars like the Sun. They proposed the possibility of thousands of planets around a supermassive black hole.

– National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS)

Astrophysical Journal

Black Hole Eats Star

Join Melissa Hoffman of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory for a tour of one of the most disruptive events in Universe.

– National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Lifestyle & Social Sciences

Politically extreme counties may act as magnets, migration patterns suggest

It may not be just location, location, location that influences where people move to in the United States, but also politics, politics, politics, according to a team of researchers.

– Penn State University


Research: Despite What You Might Think, Sexting Isn’t Just About Sex

A new analysis from the Texas Tech University Department of Psychological Sciences shows three different, equally prevalent purposes behind sexually based messages.

– Texas Tech University

Sexuality, Sexual Health & Sexual Behavior Lab

Prayers Can Crowd Out Donations for Disaster Victims

People who offer prayers for victims of natural disasters may be less likely to donate to those victims, according to research by a University of Wyoming economist.

– University of Wyoming

Journal of Risk and Uncertainty

Business News

Smooth Operator: When Earnings Management Is a Good Thing

New research from the Kelley School of Business makes the case that "smoothing the numbers" can be beneficial -- if you have the right team in place to handle the job.

– Indiana University

The Accounting Review

Small Business Saturday has a real impact on your local economy, expert says

– Binghamton University, State University of New York





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