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The Science of tsunamis
University of California, Santa Barbara

The word "tsunami" brings immediately to mind the havoc that can be wrought by these uniquely powerful waves.

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Released: 21-Jun-2021 4:10 PM EDT
Study examines how breast implant surfaces affect immune response
Rice University

Rice University bioengineers collaborated on a six-year study that systematically analyzed how the surface architecture of breast implants influences the development of adverse effects, including an unusual type of lymphoma.

Released: 21-Jun-2021 4:05 PM EDT
American University Inaugurates First Ladies Association for Research and Education (FLARE)
American University

The nation’s first association dedicated to the study of the evolving roles and history of America’s First Ladies has been announced by American University.

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Released: 21-Jun-2021 4:05 PM EDT
Poaching Affects Behavior Of Endangered Capuchin Monkeys In Brazilian Biological Reserve
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo

A study conducted in the Una Biological Reserve in the state of Bahia, Brazil, shows that in a habitat with high hunting pressure the risk of predation has such a significant impact on the behavior of the Yellow-breasted capuchin monkey Sapajus xanthosternos that it even avoids areas offering an abundant supply of plant biomass and invertebrates, its main sources of food.

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Released: 21-Jun-2021 3:50 PM EDT
Climate Change Is Driving Plant Die-Offs In Southern California, UCI Study Finds
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., June 21, 2021 – A shift is happening in Southern California, and this time it has nothing to do with earthquakes. According to a new study by scientists at the University of California, Irvine, climate change is altering the number of plants populating the region’s deserts and mountains. Using data from the Landsat satellite mission and focusing on an area of nearly 5,000 square miles surrounding Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, the research team found that between 1984 and 2017, vegetation cover in desert ecosystems decreased overall by about 35 percent, with mountains seeing a 13 percent vegetation decline.

Released: 21-Jun-2021 3:45 PM EDT
Rare Neurological Disorder Documented Following COVID-19 Vaccination
American Neurological Association (ANA)

In two separate articles in the Annals of Neurology, clinicians in India and England report cases of a rare neurological disorder called Guillain-Barré syndrome after individuals were vaccinated against COVID-19.

Released: 21-Jun-2021 3:40 PM EDT
Modeling A Circular Economy For Electronic Waste
University of Pittsburgh

Think about how many different pieces of technology the average household has purchased in the last decade.

Newswise: ‘Pack Ice’ Tectonics Reveal Venus’ Geological Secrets
Released: 21-Jun-2021 3:40 PM EDT
‘Pack Ice’ Tectonics Reveal Venus’ Geological Secrets
North Carolina State University

A new analysis of Venus’ surface shows evidence of tectonic motion in the form of crustal blocks that have jostled against each other like broken chunks of pack ice.

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Released: 21-Jun-2021 3:30 PM EDT
New method for molecular functionalization of surfaces
University of Münster

One vision that is currently driving material scientists is to combine organic molecules (and their diverse functionalities) with the technological possibilities offered by extremely sophisticated semiconductor electronics.

Released: 21-Jun-2021 3:05 PM EDT
Unifying Research: DHS S&T Hosts Virtual Whole-of-Government R&D Showcase
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T is convening U.S. government research organizations for the Virtual Whole-of-Government R&D Showcase, a unique four-part virtual content series that kicks off today and will run through August.

Newswise: In Lonely Desert Landscapes, Hunting For Clues About Pyroclastic Surges
Released: 21-Jun-2021 3:05 PM EDT
In Lonely Desert Landscapes, Hunting For Clues About Pyroclastic Surges
University at Buffalo

The history of pyroclastic surges is written in the landscapes they ravage. Volcanic dunes and other deposits hold debris from ancient eruptions, as do craters marking sites of ancient blasts. This study focuses on Ubehebe and El Elegante.

Released: 21-Jun-2021 2:05 PM EDT
New Diagnostic Method May Predict Relapse Risk for Those Recovering from Prescription Opioid Addiction
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers scientists have used a diagnostic technique for the first time in the opioid addiction field that they believe has the potential to determine which opioid-addicted patients are more likely to relapse.

Released: 21-Jun-2021 1:55 PM EDT
ACR Releases Position Statement on Patient Safety and Site of Service for Biologics
American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) has released an updated position statement on patient safety and site of service for biologics outlining several reasons why the ACR strongly believes infusions should be administered in a monitored health care setting with onsite supervision by a provider with appropriate training in biologic infusions.

Released: 21-Jun-2021 1:40 PM EDT
NAU Geochemist on New Study Confirming Cause of Greatest Mass Extinction Event
Northern Arizona University

Associate professor Laura Wasylenki co-authored a new paper in Nature Communications that presents the results of nickel isotope analyses on Late Permian sedimentary rocks. The results demonstrate the power of nickel isotope analyses, which are relatively new, to solve long-standing problems in the geosciences.

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Released: 21-Jun-2021 1:05 PM EDT
Nurse Inspires Young Amputee With Surprise Visitor and Hope
Cedars-Sinai

Nurses aren’t just heroes at the bedside. Some have a lasting impact long after a patient goes home. Consider orthopaedic nurse Sandra (Sandy) Nahom—and the young amputee patient she helped inspire after a tragic accident.

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Released: 21-Jun-2021 12:40 PM EDT
UCI-led Meta-analysis Identifies Hypertension Medications That Help Ward Off Memory Loss
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., June  21, 2021 — A large-scale meta-analysis led by University of California, Irvine researchers provides the strongest evidence yet of which blood pressure medications help slow memory loss in older adults: those that can travel out of blood vessels and directly into the brain. The findings, published in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension, will be of interest to the 91 million Americans whose blood pressure is high enough to warrant medication, as well as the doctors who treat them.

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Newswise: Study Suggests that Smoother Silicone Breast Implants Reduce Severity of Immune System Reactions
Released: 21-Jun-2021 12:15 PM EDT
Study Suggests that Smoother Silicone Breast Implants Reduce Severity of Immune System Reactions
Johns Hopkins Medicine

According to researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Rice University in Houston, silicone breast implants with a smoother surface design have less risk of producing inflammation and other immune system reactions than those with more roughly textured coatings. Results of the experiments using mice, rabbits and samples of human breast tissue advance knowledge of how the body responds to such implants, providing new information to physicians and affirming the benefits of certain smoother surfaces, the researchers say.

Newswise: Access to peer support combined with telehealth being studied for its effectiveness in helping individuals combat PTSD
Released: 21-Jun-2021 11:05 AM EDT
Access to peer support combined with telehealth being studied for its effectiveness in helping individuals combat PTSD
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

The military mantra of "no man left behind" is being applied to help veterans complete treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) using evidence-based psychotherapy, paired with peer support, in a study led by trauma researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

Newswise: Insomnia Awareness Night to Shed Light on Impact of Sleeplessness
Released: 21-Jun-2021 11:05 AM EDT
Insomnia Awareness Night to Shed Light on Impact of Sleeplessness
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine are working to raise awareness of one of the most common sleep problems with Insomnia Awareness Night on June 22, 2021.

Newswise: UAlbany Announced as Partner on $208 Million NOAA Severe Weather Research Institute
Released: 21-Jun-2021 11:05 AM EDT
UAlbany Announced as Partner on $208 Million NOAA Severe Weather Research Institute
University at Albany, State University of New York

The institute will be led by the University of Oklahoma and comprised of a number of partnering institutions including UAlbany, Howard University, Penn State and Texas Tech.

Newswise: Researchers develop first inhibitors against key epigenetic complex involved in cancer
Released: 21-Jun-2021 11:05 AM EDT
Researchers develop first inhibitors against key epigenetic complex involved in cancer
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Activity of the polycomb repressive complex 1 is essential for the development and maintenance of leukemic cells; disrupting it presents a new potential therapeutic approach.

Released: 21-Jun-2021 11:05 AM EDT
American Society of Anesthesiologists Welcomes Heron Therapeutics as Industry Supporter
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) today announced Heron Therapeutics, a commercial-stage biotechnology company, as an ASA Industry Supporter for the third year, supporting the work of the Society and physician anesthesiologists to reduce reliance on opioids during or following surgical procedures and ensuring that non-opioid alternatives are available to patients.

Newswise: RegeneratOR Test Bed to Launch Start Ups, Advance Regenerative Medicine Ecosystem
Released: 21-Jun-2021 11:00 AM EDT
RegeneratOR Test Bed to Launch Start Ups, Advance Regenerative Medicine Ecosystem
Wake Forest School of Medicine

The RegenMed Development Organization (ReMDO), a non-profit foundation headquartered in Winston-Salem, NC, and dedicated to advancing the regenerative medicine field nationwide, and the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM), the largest regenerative medicine institute in the world, announce the launch of the RegeneratOR Test Bed.

Newswise: Investigational Alzheimer’s Drug Improves Biomarkers of the Disease
18-Jun-2021 1:50 PM EDT
Investigational Alzheimer’s Drug Improves Biomarkers of the Disease
Washington University in St. Louis

An ongoing international Alzheimer's clinical trial has found that one drug, gantenerumab, improved biomarkers of disease despite unclear cognitive effects, prompting study leaders to offer participants the option of continuing to receive the drug and participate in follow-up examinations as part of a so-called open label extension.

Newswise: Protein Linked to Heart Health, Disease a Potential Therapeutic Target for Dementia
18-Jun-2021 1:25 PM EDT
Protein Linked to Heart Health, Disease a Potential Therapeutic Target for Dementia
Washington University in St. Louis

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that high levels of a normal protein associated with reduced heart disease also protect against Alzheimer’s-like damage in mice, opening up new approaches to slowing or stopping brain damage and cognitive decline in people with Alzheimer’s.

Newswise: New Analysis reveals link between birthdays and COVID-19 spread during the height of the pandemic
17-Jun-2021 12:10 PM EDT
New Analysis reveals link between birthdays and COVID-19 spread during the height of the pandemic
Harvard Medical School

Risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection increased 30 percent for households with a recent birthday in counties with high rates of COVID-19 Findings suggest informal social gatherings such as birthday parties played role in infection spread at the height of the coronavirus pandemic No birthday-bash infection jumps seen in areas with low rates of COVID-19 Households with children’s birthdays had greater risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection than with adult birthdays

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17-Jun-2021 10:35 AM EDT
Inkjet Printing “Impossible Materials”
Tufts University

Engineers developed inexpensive methods to make “impossible materials” that interact in unusual ways with microwave energy. Thin film polymers inkjet printed with tiny component patterns collect or transmit energy with much greater selectivity, sensitivity, and power than conventional materials.

17-Jun-2021 2:00 PM EDT
Virtual Reality as Pain Relief: Reducing Dressing Change Pain in Pediatric Burn Patients
Nationwide Children's Hospital

Prior studies have investigated alternative approaches to pain reduction in burn injury patients that focus on distraction, such as music, hypnosis, toys, and virtual reality (VR). In a study published today in JAMA Network Open, Henry Xiang, MD, MPH, PhD, MBA, and his research team reported the use of smartphone-based VR games during dressing changes in pediatric patients with burn injuries.

16-Jun-2021 7:00 AM EDT
Implantable Brain Device Relieves Pain in Early Study
NYU Langone Health

A computerized brain implant effectively relieves short-term and chronic pain in rodents, a new study finds.

Newswise: New Patient Guide from NCCN Jumpstarts Important Conversations About Anal Cancer
Released: 21-Jun-2021 10:55 AM EDT
New Patient Guide from NCCN Jumpstarts Important Conversations About Anal Cancer
National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

New and updated patient and caregiver resources from National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) offer jargon-free, state-of-the-art information on diagnosis, treatment, and surveillance for anal, colon, and rectal cancers.

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Released: 21-Jun-2021 10:45 AM EDT
The July issue is out! Find out the top reasons to read the July issue of Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
Diseases of the Colon and Rectum Journal

The July issue is out! Find out the top reasons to read the July issue of Diseases of the Colon and Rectum.

Released: 21-Jun-2021 10:20 AM EDT
Data Breaches: Most Victims Unaware When Shown Evidence of Multiple Compromised Accounts
University of Michigan

It's been nine years since the LinkedIn data breach, eight years since Adobe customers were victims of cyber attackers and four years since Equifax made headlines for the exposure of private information of millions of people.

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Newswise: Wayne State Receives $1.97 Million NIH Grant to Provide Research Training to Undergraduates
Released: 21-Jun-2021 10:05 AM EDT
Wayne State Receives $1.97 Million NIH Grant to Provide Research Training to Undergraduates
Wayne State University Division of Research

Researchers at Wayne State University recently received a nearly $1.97 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health for the T34 program, Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC).

Newswise: COVID-19 dual-antibody therapies effective against variants in animal study
Released: 21-Jun-2021 10:05 AM EDT
COVID-19 dual-antibody therapies effective against variants in animal study
Washington University in St. Louis

A study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that many, but not all, COVID-19 therapies made from combinations of two antibodies are effective against a wide range of virus variants, and that combination therapies appear to prevent the emergence of drug resistance.

Released: 21-Jun-2021 10:05 AM EDT
Ali N. Zaidi, MD, to Receive Prestigious Honor From American Heart Association on Long Island
Mount Sinai Health System

Cardiologist will partner with organization to create awareness for congenital heart disease to improve community health

Newswise: Argonne’s turning 75: Join the celebration!
Released: 21-Jun-2021 10:05 AM EDT
Argonne’s turning 75: Join the celebration!
Argonne National Laboratory

Three virtual public events during the week of June 28 will mark Argonne’s 75th anniversary. Events will spotlight U.S. Department of Energy national user facilities; the next 75 years; the road to decarbonization; and a lighthearted look at the lab.

Newswise: 2021 Jansky Lectureship Awarded to Mexican Astronomer
Released: 21-Jun-2021 10:00 AM EDT
2021 Jansky Lectureship Awarded to Mexican Astronomer
National Radio Astronomy Observatory

The 2021 Jansky Lectureship has been awarded to Professor Luis F. Rodriguez of the National University of Mexico, in recognition of his accomplishments as a scientist, an educator, a popularizer of astronomy and a mentor.

Newswise: New FAU Degree Programs Combine Nursing with AI and Biomedical Engineering
Released: 21-Jun-2021 10:00 AM EDT
New FAU Degree Programs Combine Nursing with AI and Biomedical Engineering
Florida Atlantic University

In the future, health care delivery systems and personnel will rely more on automation and artificial intelligence. It is likely that there will be a paradigm shift in the nursing field towards a more targeted, technologically advanced and data-oriented health care delivery system.

Released: 21-Jun-2021 9:55 AM EDT
Endocrine Society Mourns the Passing of Dr. Jean D. Wilson
Endocrine Society

The Endocrine Society leadership is saddened to announce the passing of renowned member and Past President Jean D. Wilson, M.D. Wilson was President of the Endocrine Society from 1989 to 1990 and a member for almost fifty years.

Newswise: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution appoints new Chief Scientist for National Deep Submergence Facility
Released: 21-Jun-2021 9:50 AM EDT
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution appoints new Chief Scientist for National Deep Submergence Facility
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), a world leader in ocean exploration, discovery, and education, has named a new Chief Scientist for Deep Submergence (CSDS) for its National Deep Submergence Facility (NDSF). Dr. Anna Michel, an associate scientist in the Department of Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering, will be the first woman to serve in this high-profile role effective July 1, 2021.

Newswise: NIH-Funded Study Shows Children Recycle Brain Regions When Acquiring New Skills
Released: 21-Jun-2021 9:45 AM EDT
NIH-Funded Study Shows Children Recycle Brain Regions When Acquiring New Skills
NIH, National Eye Institute (NEI)

Scientists studied the brain activity of school-aged children during development and found that regions that activated upon seeing limbs (hands, legs, etc.) subsequently activated upon seeing faces or words when the children grew older. The research, by scientists at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, reveals new insights about vision development in the brain and could help inform prevention and treatment strategies for learning disorders. The study was funded by the National Eye Institute and is published in Nature Human Behaviour.

Newswise: ASCB Grant Funds Five New Innovative Public Engagement Projects
Released: 21-Jun-2021 9:30 AM EDT
ASCB Grant Funds Five New Innovative Public Engagement Projects
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

The American Society for Cell Biology is pleased to announce the five 2021 recipients of ASCB Public Engagement Grants, which are funded by Science Sandbox, an initiative of the Simons Foundation. This round of grantees features STEM outreach and training opportunities for children through adults, focusing on marginalized and underserved communities, as well as fragile natural resources across the nation.

Newswise: Look-Back Study Charts 60 Years of Treatments, Health Characteristics Among People with Dwarfism
Released: 21-Jun-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Look-Back Study Charts 60 Years of Treatments, Health Characteristics Among People with Dwarfism
Johns Hopkins Medicine

In a retrospective study believed to be one of the largest of its kind, researchers say they have successfully charted the health risks, growth patterns, and medical and surgical outcomes of 1,374 people with the most common form of dwarfism, called achondroplasia, seen over a 60-year period at four academic medical centers, including Johns Hopkins Medicine. The findings, according to the researchers, not only affirm some long-standing views and trends in the care of those with the condition, but also offer a standardized baseline, a blueprint investigators hope will serve to speed diagnosis and improve patients’ quality of life and health.

16-Jun-2021 11:15 AM EDT
Exposure to Homophobic Attitudes Linked to Higher Stress Levels Among Sexual Minorities
American Psychological Association (APA)

Lesbian, gay and bisexual people who encounter homophobic attitudes experience increases in heart rate, blood pressure and stress hormones, potentially putting them at risk for multiple health problems, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.


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