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The Hawk Has Landed: Braking Mid-Air to Prioritize Safety Over Energy or Speed
University of Oxford

Researchers at the University of Oxford have found that hawks control their flight to ensure the safest landing conditions when perching, even if it takes longer and more energy to do so.

Newswise: Virtual Reality Technology Could Strengthen Effects of Traditional Rehabilitation for Multiple Sclerosis
Released: 30-Jun-2022 5:05 PM EDT
Virtual Reality Technology Could Strengthen Effects of Traditional Rehabilitation for Multiple Sclerosis
Kessler Foundation

East Hanover, NJ. June 30, 2022. In a recent article, Kessler Foundation scientists advocated for the incorporation of virtual reality (VR) technology in cognitive rehabilitation research in multiple sclerosis (MS).

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Floating in space might be fun, but TBone study shows it’s hard on earthly bodies
University of Calgary

Ever wondered if you have anything in common with an astronaut? Turns out there are 206 things – your bones.

Released: 30-Jun-2022 5:05 PM EDT
Climate Change in Oceanwater May Impact Mangrove Dispersal
Vrije Universiteit Brussel

International research led by Dr. Tom Van der Stocken of the VUB Biology Department examined 21st century changes in ocean-surface temperature, salinity, and density, across mangrove forests worldwide.

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Building Explainability Into the Components of Machine-Learning Models
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Explanation methods that help users understand and trust machine-learning models often describe how much certain features used in the model contribute to its prediction.

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Emu Stands Tall at Detecting Bacteria Species
Rice University

Part of a gene is better than none when identifying a species of microbe. But for Rice University computer scientists, part was not nearly enough in their pursuit of a program to identify all the species in a microbiome.

Newswise: Underground carnivore: the first species of pitcher plant to dine on subterranean prey
Released: 30-Jun-2022 4:10 PM EDT
Underground carnivore: the first species of pitcher plant to dine on subterranean prey
Pensoft Publishers

What we thought we knew about carnivorous plants was swiftly called into question after scientists discovered a new species in the Indonesian province of North Kalimantan, on the island of Borneo.

Newswise: Goodnight Mouse: Researcher Receives Nearly Half a Million Dollars
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Goodnight Mouse: Researcher Receives Nearly Half a Million Dollars
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

Assistant Professor Wendy Walker, Ph.D., received the $489,160 grant for her study, “Goodnight Mouse: Sleep and Sepsis,” a preclinical study using mouse models. Dr. Walker will determine if sleep interruption worsens sepsis, a life-threatening medical emergency. The knowledge gained may help lead to interventions to improve hospitalized patients’ sleep quality and quantity or treatments to reverse the effects of poor sleep.

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Newswise: Bacteria for Blastoff: Using Microbes to Make Supercharged New Rocket Fuel
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Bacteria for Blastoff: Using Microbes to Make Supercharged New Rocket Fuel
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Scientists used an oddball molecule made by bacteria to develop a new class of biofuels predicted to have greater energy density than any petroleum product, including the leading aviation and rocket fuels.

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10 Years Later: FSU Physicist Explains Impact of Higgs Boson Discovery
Florida State University

Florida State University physics Professor Laura Reina is a member of the CERN Large Hadron Collider Higgs Working Group. Reina was recently featured in Science News, and she is available to speak to media organizations about the discovery of the Higgs boson particle, what it means for our understanding of physics and where research is headed.

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Found: The ‘Holy Grail of Catalysis’ — Turning Methane Into Methanol Under Ambient Conditions Using Light
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

An international team of researchers, led by scientists at the University of Manchester, has developed a fast and economical method of converting methane, or natural gas, into liquid methanol at ambient temperature and pressure. The method takes place under continuous flow over a photo-catalytic material using visible light to drive the conversion. To help observe how the process works and how selective it is, the researchers used neutron scattering at the VISION instrument at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Spallation Neutron Source.

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Borrowed Gene Helps Maize Adapt to High Elevations, Cold Temperatures
North Carolina State University

An important gene in maize called HPC1 modulates certain chemical processes that contribute to flowering time, and has its origins in “teosinte mexicana,” a precursor to modern-day corn that grows wild in the highlands of Mexico.

Newswise: National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation Funds TTUHSC El Paso Research
Released: 30-Jun-2022 3:05 PM EDT
National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation Funds TTUHSC El Paso Research
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

Assistant Professor Ramadevi Subramani Reddy, Ph.D., received $25,150 from the foundation to study a plant-based chemical compound called 2, 3-dehydrosalanol (DHS) as a potential treatment for pancreatic cancer. In studies, DHS has been noted for its ability to suppress tumor growth.

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Marginalized Students Face Extra Hurdles, More Prone to Procrastination
Cornell University

A new study from Cornell University finds that first-generation students and those belonging to underrepresented ethnic and racial groups turn in assignments later, on average, than their nonmarginalized peers.

Released: 30-Jun-2022 3:05 PM EDT
Public Health Falls Victim to Climate Change in Wake of U.S. Supreme Court Decision
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

For climate change, June 2022 has been a busy month. It brought unprecedented flooding in Yellowstone National Park, a severe heat wave with life threatening temperatures in the southwestern U.S. and wildfires, which destroyed lives as well as property across the country.

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A dor nas pernas pode ser causada pelas varizes?
Mayo Clinic

Pacientes que estejam com dores e sensação de peso ou de queimação nas pernas podem estar vivenciando sintomas das varizes. Essas veias torcidas e dilatadas geralmente se desenvolvem conforme a pessoa envelhece, mas também podem começar ainda na juventude.

Newswise: Gemini North Spies Ultra-Faint Fossil Galaxy Discovered on Outskirts of Andromeda
Released: 30-Jun-2022 2:05 PM EDT
Gemini North Spies Ultra-Faint Fossil Galaxy Discovered on Outskirts of Andromeda
NSF’s National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory

An unusual ultra-faint dwarf galaxy has been discovered on the outer fringes of the Andromeda Galaxy thanks to the sharp eyes of an amateur astronomer examining archival data processed by NSF’s NOIRLab’s Community Science and Data Center. Follow-up by professional astronomers using the International Gemini Observatory, a Program of NSF’s NOIRLab, revealed that the dwarf galaxy — Pegasus V — contains very few heavier elements and is likely to be a fossil of the first galaxies.

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Revealing ‘Evolution’s Solutions’ to Aging
Michigan State University

An international team of 114 scientists has performed the most comprehensive study of aging and longevity to date with data collected in the wild from 107 populations of 77 species of reptiles and amphibians worldwide.

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Released: 30-Jun-2022 2:05 PM EDT
RHIC/AGS Users' Meeting Emphasizes Diverse Workforce Opportunities
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Many of the nuclear physicists tuning in to the 2022 Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) & AGS (Alternating Gradient Synchrotron) Users' Meeting participated in a half-day workshop on June 8 dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and workforce development in the nuclear physics community.

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Abortion, defined as the termination of pregnancy, can be necessary to save a woman’s life
Newswise

Contrary to claims made online, certain medical conditions may require the termination of a pregnancy to avoid fatal complications for the mother.

Released: 30-Jun-2022 2:05 PM EDT
¿Pueden las venas varicosas causar dolor en la pierna?
Mayo Clinic

Los pacientes que tienen una sensación de dolor, peso o ardor en las piernas pueden estar presentando síntomas de venas varicosas. Estas venas torcidas y agrandadas suelen desarrollarse a medida que la gente envejece, aunque también aparecen en personas más jóvenes.

Released: 30-Jun-2022 2:05 PM EDT
Shedding Light on Reptilian Health: Researchers Investigate Origins of Snake Fungal Disease in U.S.
Northern Arizona University

Snake fungal disease is a relatively recent but growing concern among scientists, who are making comparisons to the devastating white-nose syndrome in bats. NAU professor Jason Ladner conducted a genetic study of the pathogen in the hopes of discovering how SFD emerged and how to best manage the disease in the wild.

Newswise: Descubren nueva galaxia en imágenes tomadas en Cerro Tololo
Released: 30-Jun-2022 2:05 PM EDT
Descubren nueva galaxia en imágenes tomadas en Cerro Tololo
NSF’s National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory

Una inusual galaxia enana de bajo brillo, fue descubierta en los márgenes exteriores de la galaxia de Andrómeda gracias a la minuciosa observación de un astrónomo amateur que examinaba datos de archivo tomados en Cerro Tololo y procesados por el Centro de Datos para la Comunidad Científica de NOIRLab. Seguimientos posteriores de astrónomos profesionales que utilizaron el Observatorio internacional Gemini, un Programa de NSF y Observatorio AURA, revelaron que la nueva galaxia —nombrada como Pegasus V—, contiene muy pocos elementos pesados y que probablemente se trate de un fósil de las primeras galaxias.

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هل يمكن أن يكون ألم الساق بسبب الدوالي الوريدية؟
Mayo Clinic

ربما يمر المرضى الذين يعانون من شعور مؤلم وثقل أو حرقان في أرجلهم بأعراض الدوالي الوريدية. غالبًا ما تظهر هذه الأوردة الملتوية والمتضخمة مع التقدم في العمر، ولكنها يمكن أن تبدأ في الظهور أيضًا لدى الناس الأصغر سنًا. أي وريد قريب من سطح الجلد - يسمى وريدًا سطحيًا - يمكن أن يصبح دوالي وريدية.

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Released: 30-Jun-2022 2:05 PM EDT
From RHIC to EIC: At the QCD Frontiers
Brookhaven National Laboratory

The annual meeting of scientists conducting research at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) and its pre-injector accelerator, the Alternating Gradient Synchrotron (AGS), was held virtually June 7-10, 2022. This gathering is a chance for researchers to share their science and hear the latest plans for their field.

Newswise: The Pair of Orcas Deterring Great White Sharks – by Ripping Open Their Torsos for Livers
Released: 30-Jun-2022 1:10 PM EDT
The Pair of Orcas Deterring Great White Sharks – by Ripping Open Their Torsos for Livers
Taylor & Francis

A pair of Orca (Killer Whales) that have been terrorizing and killing Great White Sharks off the coast of South Africa since 2017 has managed to drive large numbers of the sharks from their natural aggregation site.

Newswise: The Art of Getting DNA Out of Decades-Old Pickled Snakes
Released: 30-Jun-2022 1:05 PM EDT
The Art of Getting DNA Out of Decades-Old Pickled Snakes
Field Museum

Two levels underground, Chicago’s Field Museum has a secret bunker.

Released: 30-Jun-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Clashes of Inference and Perspective Explain Why Children Sometimes Lose the Plot in Conversation
University of Cambridge

Children who suddenly appear to lose the thread of an otherwise obvious conversation often do so because they cannot combine two key communicative skills until surprisingly late in their development, researchers have found.

Released: 30-Jun-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Big Win for Patients: Aetna Drops Prior Authorization for Most Cataract Surgeries
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

After a year of sustained advocacy from the ophthalmology community, Aetna announced this week that it will no longer require pre-approval for cataract surgeries starting July 1, 2022.

Newswise: Healthy Foods for Summer
Released: 30-Jun-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Healthy Foods for Summer
LifeBridge Health

No need to skip the cookouts you love in an effort to stay healthy this summer. Here, find recipes for healthy and delicious summer dishes.

Released: 30-Jun-2022 1:05 PM EDT
New Review of Evidence Highlights Importance of Adequate Ventilation to Prevent Spread of Covid-19 in Indoor Settings
BMJ

Some public venues may need better ventilation to prevent the spread of covid-19 following growing evidence of the potential for ‘long distance’ airborne transmission of the disease, suggests research published by The BMJ today.

Released: 30-Jun-2022 1:05 PM EDT
New Study Finds Surprise Billing Dispute Resolution Outcomes in Texas Anchored to Median in-Network Allowed Amount
University of Southern California (USC)

Under the No Surprises Act, disputes between payers and providers are settled through arbitration while the patient is held harmless for any surprise bill that occurs in an emergency or in-patient setting during which the patient could not have reasonably known the provider was out-of-network.

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Released: 30-Jun-2022 12:05 PM EDT
6 Curly Hair Tips From Dermatologists
American Academy of Dermatology

As people shed their winter hats in favor of warmer temperatures, letting their hair flow freely, having the right hair care routine is important. According to dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology, people with curly or tightly coiled hair are more prone to breakage and dryness than other hair types.

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Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital Offers New Clinical Trial for Children and Young Adults Diagnosed with Aggressive or Recurrent Brain Tumor
Hackensack Meridian Health

Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center — a member of the global Pacific Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Consortium (PNOC) research group — is participating in a PNOC clinical trial for children and young adults with recurrent or progressive high-grade glioma (HGG), an aggressive, fast-growing type of brain tumor. The hospital is one of only 12 centers in the U.S., and the only center in the New York metropolitan area, to offer this trial.

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Released: 30-Jun-2022 12:05 PM EDT
UCI-Led Team Discovers Signaling Molecule That Potently Stimulates Hair Growth
University of California, Irvine

University of California, Irvine-led researchers have discovered that a signaling molecule called SCUBE3 potently stimulates hair growth and may offer a therapeutic treatment for androgenetic alopecia, a common form of hair loss in both women and men.

Released: 30-Jun-2022 12:05 PM EDT
Patients to Benefit from $1 Million Gift to John Theurer Cancer Center from Grateful Patient and Family
Hackensack Meridian Health

Patients to Benefit from $1 Million Gift to John Theurer Cancer Center from Grateful Patient and Family

Newswise: Battery Materials Must Evolve to Keep Pace with Societal Needs
Released: 30-Jun-2022 12:05 PM EDT
Battery Materials Must Evolve to Keep Pace with Societal Needs
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

In research published recently in Nature Reviews Materials, a multidisciplinary team of chemical engineers, materials scientists, and mechanical engineers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute demonstrate that using nanotechnology in batteries will improve battery performance.

Newswise: Summer of Fun @ UIC Program to Provide Pilsen Youth with Swimming Pool, Athletic Field Access
Released: 30-Jun-2022 12:05 PM EDT
Summer of Fun @ UIC Program to Provide Pilsen Youth with Swimming Pool, Athletic Field Access
University of Illinois Chicago

UIC partners with Luv City for program scheduled to run July 5 through Aug. 9

Released: 30-Jun-2022 11:50 AM EDT
Patients with Severe Brachial Plexus Injuries Who Undergo Amputation Report Benefits, Mayo Study Finds
Mayo Clinic

Reconstruction surgery may not work for some people with severe brachial plexus injuries, so they choose to undergo amputation. In a retrospective review by Mayo Clinic researchers, these patients reported less mechanical shoulder pain, higher employment rates and more satisfaction after amputation. The paper appears online in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.


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