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Released: 7-Feb-2024 11:05 AM EST
After prison, perpetrators of genocide say they’ve changed
Ohio State University

After serving decades in prison, Rwandans convicted of crimes of genocide returned to their communities articulating a “narrative of redemption,” saying they were good people, despite their past crimes.

Newswise: FAU and Mainstreet Research National Poll Reveals Tight U.S. Presidential Race
Released: 7-Feb-2024 10:30 AM EST
FAU and Mainstreet Research National Poll Reveals Tight U.S. Presidential Race
Florida Atlantic University

Former U.S. President Donald Trump takes the lead over incumbent U.S. President Joe Biden by 4 percent, according to the latest findings from the FAU Political Communication and Public Opinion Research Lab (PolCom Lab) and Mainstreet Research.

Released: 6-Feb-2024 4:05 PM EST
Prostate cancer screenings encouraged for Black men as early as 40
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

New prostate screening guidelines organized by the Prostate Cancer Foundation aim to address the longstanding health disparity in prostate cancer: Black men are diagnosed with and die from prostate cancer at a much higher rate than white men.

Released: 6-Feb-2024 3:05 PM EST
Super Bowl LVIII: MSU experts can comment on advertising, marketing and cultural significance of halftime show
Michigan State University

Michigan State University experts are available to discuss what makes a great Super Bowl commercial, how the NFL and brands use the Super Bowl to connect with consumers and the significance of the league’s investment in Black halftime performers signifies.

Released: 6-Feb-2024 11:05 AM EST
Perceptions of Manhood and Masculinities Among Disabled Violently Injured Black Men in a Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Program
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Black men with firearm-acquired disabilities face negative physical and psychological impacts on their manhood, independence and mobility, according to a Rutgers Health study.

Newswise: How a city is organized can create less-biased citizens
Released: 6-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST
How a city is organized can create less-biased citizens
Santa Fe Institute

The city you live in could be making you, your family, and your friends more unconsciously racist.

Newswise:Video Embedded ibm-leads-google-and-microsoft-as-race-to-next-generation-ai-heats-up
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Released: 6-Feb-2024 10:00 AM EST
IBM leads Google and Microsoft as race to next generation AI heats up
Digital Science and Research Solutions Ltd

US commercial giants IBM, Google and Microsoft lead the way as the companies with the most patent applications in Generative AI (GenAI), with other major firms such as Samsung, Adobe and Intel also in the Top 10.

   
Newswise: $1.1M Grant Supports Research in Breast Cancer Survivorship among Black Women
Released: 6-Feb-2024 8:05 AM EST
$1.1M Grant Supports Research in Breast Cancer Survivorship among Black Women
Rutgers Cancer Institute

Bo (Bonnie) Qin, PhD, researcher and cancer epidemiologist in the Section of Cancer Epidemiology and Health Outcomes at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, has received $1.1M from the American Cancer Society to support her research on the impact of lifestyle patterns, social determinants of health, and inflammatory mechanisms on breast cancer survivorship among Black women.

Newswise: Love and Hate in Ancient Times: New Anthology on Magical Texts Published
Released: 5-Feb-2024 10:05 PM EST
Love and Hate in Ancient Times: New Anthology on Magical Texts Published
Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg

A team of scholars spent five years studying them: "magical" texts from Egypt that were written on papyrus, parchment, paper and shards of clay – so-called ostraca – and date from the period between the fourth and twelfth centuries AD.

 
Released: 5-Feb-2024 8:05 PM EST
Exposure to Gun Violence Is Associated With Suicidal Behavior in Black Adults
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Whether experienced directly or indirectly, gun violence is damaging Black Americans’ mental health, according to Rutgers Health study

Released: 5-Feb-2024 4:05 PM EST
How ‘deaths of despair’ differ by race and ethnicity
Ohio State University

White Americans are more likely than Black and Hispanic people in the United States to experience “deaths of despair” even though they are less likely to suffer from severe psychological distress, a new study finds.

1-Feb-2024 11:00 AM EST
Losing sleep over killings of unarmed Black individuals by police
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Black adults across the United States suffer from sleep problems following exposure to news about unarmed Black individuals killed by police during police encounters, according to new findings published today in JAMA Internal Medicine from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.

Newswise: Breaking Barriers: College History Class Bridges Divide to Connect with Ukrainian Students
Released: 5-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST
Breaking Barriers: College History Class Bridges Divide to Connect with Ukrainian Students
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

University of Arkansas at Little Rock students got a unique opportunity to explore the lives, struggles, and culture of students living in war-torn Ukraine during the fall 2023 semester. Dr. Marta Ciesklak, director of UA Little Rock Downtown, took a unique approach to helping her students bridge the continental divide.

Released: 2-Feb-2024 12:05 PM EST
Social inequity is linked to lower use of epidural in childbirth
Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health

In a study of women in labor in the U. S., social inequity was associated with lower use of neuraxial analgesia -- an epidural or spinal pain reliever-- among non-Hispanic White women and, to a greater extent, among African American women, according to research at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and Columbia Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons (P&S).

Newswise: Whether a Racial Minority or Majority at Their School, White Teachers Struggle with Race Relations
Released: 2-Feb-2024 9:30 AM EST
Whether a Racial Minority or Majority at Their School, White Teachers Struggle with Race Relations
College of Education, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

In a study of white teachers’ sense of belongingness at their schools, EPOL assistant professor Jennifer L. Nelson found that these teachers were often ill-equipped for discussions about racial issues with Black colleagues and students because they had little prior experience thinking about or confronting race in their family, educational and previous work environments.

Released: 1-Feb-2024 10:05 PM EST
How does the majority population feel about policies for minorities?
University of Konstanz

On the international level, there is broad consensus that it is essential to recognize and implement Indigenous rights as well as to correct inequalities and historical injustices.

 
29-Jan-2024 10:00 PM EST
Intersectional Study of Alcohol Treatment Completion Reveals Significantly Greater Disparities for Women of Color Than Examining by Race or Gender Alone
Research Society on Alcoholism

An intersectional study of alcohol treatment completion rates reveals striking disparities for racial and ethnic minoritized women when compared to White men.

     
Newswise: BIPOC individuals bear greater post-COVID health burdens, new research suggests
Released: 1-Feb-2024 9:00 AM EST
BIPOC individuals bear greater post-COVID health burdens, new research suggests
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) who were infected with COVID-19 experienced greater negative aftereffects in health and work loss than did similarly infected white participants, new research finds.

Released: 31-Jan-2024 5:05 PM EST
Expert Analysis: Black Americans Have Highest Cancer Mortality Rates In The United States
Hackensack Meridian Health

For Black History Month, Hackensack Meridian Health offers experts on some of the reasons behind higher cancer rates in the Black community and how to reverse the trends.

Released: 31-Jan-2024 12:05 PM EST
Black History Month: FSU expert available to offer insights on contributions and history of Black Americans
Florida State University

By: Jenny Ralph, Rodrigo Santa Maria | Published: January 31, 2024 | 12:27 pm | SHARE: During Black History Month, America celebrates the legacy of Black Americans whose leadership brought about positive change across the nation. Florida State University’s new Civil Rights Institute Director, Ted Ellis, will travel to Capitol Hill this month as Acting Chair for the federal 400 Years of African-American History Commission (400YAAHC).

Newswise: BIPOC individuals bear greater post-COVID burdens
Released: 30-Jan-2024 7:05 PM EST
BIPOC individuals bear greater post-COVID burdens
University of Washington School of Medicine

Despite similar symptom prevalence, Hispanic participants compared to non-Hispanic participants and BIPOC participants compared to white participants had more negative impacts following a COVID-19 infection in terms of health status, activity level and missed work, the authors wrote.

Released: 30-Jan-2024 2:05 PM EST
Our winter of discontent: Get the latest news on the flu in the Influenza channel
Newswise

The latest research and expertise on the flue can be found in the Influenza channel on Newswise.

Newswise: University Hospitals Selected as Study Site for the Black and African American Connections to Parkinson’s Disease (BLAAC PD) Study
Released: 30-Jan-2024 9:30 AM EST
University Hospitals Selected as Study Site for the Black and African American Connections to Parkinson’s Disease (BLAAC PD) Study
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

University Hospitals has been selected by the Global Parkinson’s Genetics Program as one of four new study sites for the Black and African American Connections to Parkinson’s Disease (BLAAC PD) study.

Newswise: Residents of Rural ‘Glades’ Take a ‘Leap of Faith’ to Combat Dementia
Released: 30-Jan-2024 8:30 AM EST
Residents of Rural ‘Glades’ Take a ‘Leap of Faith’ to Combat Dementia
Florida Atlantic University

Compared to urban dwellers, racially/ethnically diverse older adults face up to an 80 percent greater risk of cognitive impairment in older age, and 2.5 times potentially preventable Alzheimer’s-related (ADRD) hospitalizations.

Released: 29-Jan-2024 12:05 PM EST
Young Men of Talent initiative creates win-win opportunities for businesses and students of color
CFES Brilliant Pathways

Young Men of Talent initiative creates win-win opportunities for businesses and students of color

Released: 29-Jan-2024 10:00 AM EST
Huntsman Cancer Institute January Research Highlights
Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah

From shrinking brain tumors to personalized therapies, our investigators are leading pioneering research, discovering breakthroughs in treatment and promoting equity-driven care.

Released: 29-Jan-2024 8:55 AM EST
Breast cancer test may make bad chemotherapy recommendations for Black patients
University of Illinois Chicago

Test may underestimate the benefit of chemotherapy for Black women, especially those who are young

24-Jan-2024 8:00 AM EST
Breakthrough Research Identifies Predictors of Venous Thromboembolism after Pulmonary Resection for Lung Cancer
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

In patients who undergo pulmonary resection for lung cancer, a major potential postoperative complication is venous thromboembolism (VTE)—a condition that develops when a blood clot forms in a vein—which can lead to part of the clot breaking off and lodging in the lung, resulting in a pulmonary embolism (PE).

Newswise: American Association of Colleges of Nursing Receives New Grant to Combat Racism through Nursing Education
Released: 25-Jan-2024 3:00 PM EST
American Association of Colleges of Nursing Receives New Grant to Combat Racism through Nursing Education
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

The National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing, a groundbreaking initiative of the American Nurses Association, has awarded funding to AACN to better prepare nurses to address racism in academic and clinical settings.

Released: 25-Jan-2024 1:05 PM EST
Rutgers Health Receives More Than $7 Million in Grants to Study Tobacco Disinformation
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Two new grants exceeding $7 million will help the Rutgers Institute for Nicotine and Tobacco Studies research how Black and Hispanic young adults perceive messaging about the Food and Drug Administration’s proposed ban on menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars.

Newswise: Nationally Recognized Health Equity Leader Appointed as Chair of UCSF Obstetrics and Gynecology Program
Released: 24-Jan-2024 12:05 PM EST
Nationally Recognized Health Equity Leader Appointed as Chair of UCSF Obstetrics and Gynecology Program
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Andrea V. Jackson, MD, MAS, a highly regarded obstetrician, gynecologist and diversity champion, will draw on her experience in women’s reproductive health, training the next generation of caregivers and addressing systemic racism in her role as chair of UCSF Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences. 

Released: 23-Jan-2024 10:05 AM EST
UC Irvine law, criminology experts release second edition of Rap on Trial: A Legal Guide
University of California, Irvine

The second edition of Rap on Trial: A Legal Guide was released today amid growing national concern and legislative developments regarding the use of rap lyrics in court.

Released: 22-Jan-2024 4:05 PM EST
Sexual minority young people in Canada more likely to experience harmful police contact
University of Toronto

While there has been much public scrutiny and research on police interactions and violence towards sexual minorities in the United States, there is a gap in the current literature on how sexual minorities fare with law enforcement contact in Canada.

 
Released: 22-Jan-2024 11:05 AM EST
Ochsner Health Named One of America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity by Newsweek for the Second Consecutive Year
Ochsner Health

The Newsweek survey of over 220,000+ individuals included representation at more than 1.5 million companies in America.

Newswise: Climate resilience: NSF-funded research to explore link between crisis and agriculture
Released: 22-Jan-2024 11:05 AM EST
Climate resilience: NSF-funded research to explore link between crisis and agriculture
Binghamton University, State University of New York

A research team including faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York will head to Peru to study the link between ancient agricultural practices, climate shift and war.

Newswise: China’s medieval Tang dynasty had a surprising level of social mobility, new study uncovers
Released: 19-Jan-2024 1:05 PM EST
China’s medieval Tang dynasty had a surprising level of social mobility, new study uncovers
New York University

In studying social mobility in today’s industrialized nations, researchers typically rely on data from the World Economic Forum or, in the United States, the General Social Survey.

   
Released: 19-Jan-2024 1:05 PM EST
Don't wait for an emergency to get the latest emergency medicine news
Newswise

Find the latest research and features on emergency medicine in the Emergency Medicine channel on Newswise.

       
Newswise: GOP presidential race: Political experts look to New Hampshire primary and beyond
Released: 18-Jan-2024 12:05 PM EST
GOP presidential race: Political experts look to New Hampshire primary and beyond
Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech political experts Karen Hult and Caitlin Jewitt provided perspectives on what the results of the 2024 Iowa Republican caucuses could spell for the Jan. 23 Republican primary in New Hampshire and the race overall.

Released: 17-Jan-2024 6:30 PM EST
How to increase health equity among children
University of Illinois Chicago

Researchers offer policy solutions to counter structural racism affecting children's health

Newswise: National award goes to Sandia Labs engineer
Released: 17-Jan-2024 4:05 PM EST
National award goes to Sandia Labs engineer
Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia engineer Tony Garcia recognized with a prestigious 2023 Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers STAR of Today award for technical achievement.

12-Jan-2024 12:05 PM EST
How Do Controllable Risk Factors for Dementia Vary by Race, Ethnicity?
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Approximately 23% of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another related dementia in their 60s and later have cases that can be explained by controllable risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, physical inactivity, and too little or too much sleep, and that percentage varies depending on race and ethnicity, according to a new study published in the January 17, 2024, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Released: 12-Jan-2024 10:05 PM EST
Africans discovered fossils first
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

Credit for discovering the first dinosaur bones usually goes to British gentlemen for their finds between the 17th and 19th centuries in England.

Newswise: China’s Presence And Power Casts A Shadow Over Taiwanese Elections
Released: 12-Jan-2024 12:05 PM EST
China’s Presence And Power Casts A Shadow Over Taiwanese Elections
University of Miami

Candidates for president of Taiwan must walk a tightrope regarding the country’s China policy. University of Miami experts detail the tensions in the high-stakes elections on Saturday.

5-Jan-2024 10:05 AM EST
Black People Face Strokes at Higher Rates, Younger Ages than White People
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Black people consistently had a higher rate of stroke than white people over a recent 22-year period, according to a study published in the January 10, 2024, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Newswise: Dramatic Decline in Cigarette Use Among U.S. Teens Over Three Decades
Released: 10-Jan-2024 8:30 AM EST
Dramatic Decline in Cigarette Use Among U.S. Teens Over Three Decades
Florida Atlantic University

A new study exploring overall trends in cigarette smoking in a large sample of U.S. adolescents by gender and ethnicity (grades nine to 12) show cigarette smoking in all usage categories (ever smoked, occasional, frequent and daily) dramatically decreased from 1991 to 2021.

Released: 9-Jan-2024 2:05 PM EST
Queen Mary University of London study reveals genetic legacy of racial and gender hierarchies
Queen Mary University of London

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have revealed how sociocultural factors, in addition to geography, play a significant role in shaping the genetic diversity of modern societies.

Newswise: New research suggests ‘religiosity’ can help Black teenagers avoid delinquent behavior
4-Jan-2024 11:35 AM EST
New research suggests ‘religiosity’ can help Black teenagers avoid delinquent behavior
Case Western Reserve University

Black teenagers in urban environments who were more involved in religious activities were less likely to engage in alcohol and substance use and other delinquent behavior, according to two recent studies by social sciences researchers at Case Western Reserve University.

Newswise: Deadline Extended to Feb. 2 for Nominations to CSU NAGPRA Implementation & Oversight Committees
Released: 8-Jan-2024 1:05 PM EST
Deadline Extended to Feb. 2 for Nominations to CSU NAGPRA Implementation & Oversight Committees
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Seeking qualified individuals to help guide the CSU’s compliance of Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation.

Released: 8-Jan-2024 8:05 AM EST
For Black Adolescents, Feeling Connected to School Has Long-Lasting Mental Health Benefits
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

School connectedness – the degree to which students feel part of their school community – influences more than grades.

 


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