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Newswise: LLNL develops first-ever living, 3D-bioprinted aneurysm to test surgical treatments
Released: 21-Oct-2020 6:00 AM EDT
LLNL develops first-ever living, 3D-bioprinted aneurysm to test surgical treatments
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory team, along with their collaborators, has become the first to produce a living, bioprinted aneurysm outside of the human body, perform a medical procedure on it, and observe it respond and heal as it would in an actual human brain.

16-Oct-2020 4:30 PM EDT
Reduced Hormone Supply in Pregnant Mothers Linked to ADHD in Their Children
NYU Langone Health

Low levels of key, body-regulating chemicals in mothers during the first three months of pregnancy may interfere with the baby’s brain development, a large American study shows.

Newswise: Study reports chemical mechanism that boosts enzyme observed in cancer
Released: 20-Oct-2020 9:05 PM EDT
Study reports chemical mechanism that boosts enzyme observed in cancer
Indiana University

A study led by researchers at IUPUI and Indiana University Bloomington is the first to describe a biochemical mechanism that influences activity in a protein linked to cancer, aging, inflammatory responses and addiction-related behaviors.

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15-Oct-2020 9:55 AM EDT
Lily the barn owl reveals how birds fly in gusty winds
University of Bristol

Scientists from the University of Bristol and the Royal Veterinary College have discovered how birds are able to fly in gusty conditions – findings that could inform the development of bio-inspired small-scale aircraft.

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Newswise: Light pollution may increase biting behavior at night in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes
Released: 20-Oct-2020 4:10 PM EDT
Light pollution may increase biting behavior at night in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes
University of Notre Dame

Artificial light abnormally increases mosquito biting behavior at night in a species that typically prefers to bite people during the day, according to research from the University of Notre Dame that was published in The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

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Released: 20-Oct-2020 3:25 PM EDT
Effective ventilation may be a key factor in preventing the spread of COVID-19
ESTONIAN RESEARCH COUNCIL

During the first wave of COVID-19, which paralyzed the world in spring, it was initially thought that effective hand washing and 2-metre social distancing would help prevent the highly contagious virus.

Released: 20-Oct-2020 3:10 PM EDT
Researchers discovered the second 'key' used by the SARS-CoV-2 virus to enter into huma
University of Helsinki

To efficiently infect human cells, SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is able to use a receptor called Neuropilin-1, which is very abundant in many human tissues including the respiratory tract, blood vessels and neurons. The breakthrough discovery was made by a German-Finnish team of researchers led by neuroscientists Mika Simons ,Technical University of Munich, Germany and virologist Giuseppe Balistreri, University of Helsinki, Finland.

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Released: 20-Oct-2020 3:00 PM EDT
Lost and found: Geologists 'resurrect' missing tectonic plate
University of Houston

The existence of a tectonic plate called Resurrection has long been a topic of debate among geologists, with some arguing it was never real. Others say it subducted - moved sideways and downward - into the earth's mantle somewhere in the Pacific Margin between 40 and 60 million years ago.

Released: 20-Oct-2020 2:40 PM EDT
Study reveals role of sleep deprivation in unwanted thoughts
University of York

Lack of sleep significantly impairs our ability to stop unwanted and unpleasant thoughts from entering our mind, a new study reveals.

Released: 20-Oct-2020 2:35 PM EDT
Most psoriasis patients taking immunosuppressants survive COVID-19
National Institute for Health Research

Patients with psoriasis who are taking drugs that affect their immune system have high rates of survival from COVID-19. According to the first findings from a global registry of psoriasis and COVID-19 patients, led by Guy's and St Thomas' clinicians, over 90% survive.

Newswise: From pills to powder: 1 in 3 high school seniors who misused prescription opioids later used heroin
Released: 20-Oct-2020 2:25 PM EDT
From pills to powder: 1 in 3 high school seniors who misused prescription opioids later used heroin
University of Michigan

Nearly one-third of students who reported misusing prescription opioids as high school seniors between 1997 and 2000, but did not have a history of medical use, later used heroin by age 35, according to a University of Michigan study.

Newswise: Marital conflict causes loneliness, health problems
Released: 20-Oct-2020 2:15 PM EDT
Marital conflict causes loneliness, health problems
University of Georgia

Couples that clash often are more likely to experience feelings of loneliness and poorer physical health, according to new University of Georgia research.

Released: 20-Oct-2020 2:10 PM EDT
Coronavirus vaccines stir doubts among many people worldwide, new study shows
CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

A research team from the City University of New York Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH), the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), the Vaccine Confidence Project at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), and Georgetown University Law School announced today that Nature Medicine has published their research revealing potential global hesitancy to accept a COVID-19 vaccine.

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Released: 20-Oct-2020 2:00 PM EDT
Predicting tornadoes on UK cold fronts for the first time
University of Leeds

Weather forecasters can more accurately predict when a tornado is likely to hit the UK thanks to a new tool devised in a partnership between the University of Leeds and the Met Office.

Newswise: Using supercomputers to combat Ebola
Released: 20-Oct-2020 12:55 PM EDT
Using supercomputers to combat Ebola
University of Delaware

As the world grapples with COVID-19, the Ebola virus is again raging. A research team at University of Delaware is using supercomputers to simulate the inner workings of Ebola (as well as COVID-19), looking at how molecules move, atom by atom, to carry out their functions. Now, they have revealed structural features of the Ebola virus’s protein shell to provide therapeutic targets to destabilize the virus and knock it out with an antiviral treatment.

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Released: 20-Oct-2020 12:00 PM EDT
Axitinib Improves Survival for Patients with Incurable Head and Neck Cancer
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A new phase 2 clinical trial found the drug axitinib was able to extend the lives of patients with incurable head and neck cancer by several months, and also identified a subset of patients with a specific mutation for whom the drug is likely to work best.

Released: 20-Oct-2020 12:00 PM EDT
New Theory Sheds Light on How the Environment Influences Human Health
Mount Sinai Health System

Researchers at Mount Sinai have proposed a groundbreaking new way to study the interaction between complex biological systems in the body and the environment. Their theory suggests the existence of “biodynamic interfaces,” an intermediate entity between the two realms, as opposed to conventional approaches that analyze individual aspects of the interaction between the environment and humans in isolation, according to a paper published in BioEssays in October.

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Released: 20-Oct-2020 11:45 AM EDT
Efficacy, politics influence public trust in COVID-19 vaccine
Cornell University

If an initial COVID-19 vaccine is about as effective as a flu shot, uptake by the American public may fall far short of the 70% level needed to achieve herd immunity, new Cornell research suggests.

Released: 20-Oct-2020 11:30 AM EDT
Why Buzzworthy Companies Should Up Their Ad Budgets
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Word-of-mouth is seen as free advertising, but researchers from Maryland Smith and the University of Chile say it can be a sign to spend more on advertising.

Newswise: Inexpensive and Rapid Testing of Drugs for Resistant Infections Possible
Released: 20-Oct-2020 11:30 AM EDT
Inexpensive and Rapid Testing of Drugs for Resistant Infections Possible
Penn State Materials Research Institute

A rapid and simple method for testing the efficacy of antibacterial drugs on infectious microbes has been developed and validated by a team of Penn State researchers.

Newswise: Story Tips From Johns Hopkins Experts On COVID-19
Released: 20-Oct-2020 11:00 AM EDT
Story Tips From Johns Hopkins Experts On COVID-19
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Johns Hopkins Medicine has launched a new Spanish-language COVID-19 resources portal. This one-stop shop for information in Spanish offers COVID-19 testing sites, information about telemedicine and communicating with health care providers, social distancing tips and resources for children, among other helpful links. The mobile-friendly portal serves community members, patients, faculty and staff members as well as students who need COVID-19 resources and information in Spanish.

Newswise: Keeping COVID-19 Out of Classrooms: Open Windows, Use Glass Screens In Front of Desks
14-Oct-2020 12:35 PM EDT
Keeping COVID-19 Out of Classrooms: Open Windows, Use Glass Screens In Front of Desks
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Flow velocity distribution and particle size are key in aerosol transport, which is one of the main ways COVID-19 spreads, when aerosol particles are released during exhalation, talking, coughing, or sneezing. In Physics of Fluids, University of New Mexico researchers used computational fluid-particle dynamics to explore aerosol transport within an air-conditioned classroom model. They discovered opening windows increases the fraction of particles that exit the system by nearly 40%, while also reducing aerosol transmission between people within.

Newswise: Computational Study Reveals How Ebola Nucleocapsid Stabilizes
14-Oct-2020 2:05 PM EDT
Computational Study Reveals How Ebola Nucleocapsid Stabilizes
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Scientists at the University of Delaware report a computational study of a nucleocapsid found in the Ebola virus and show that the binding of the ssRNA allows the nucleocapsid to maintain its shape and structural integrity.

Newswise: COVID-19 Cough Clouds in Closed Spaces
19-Oct-2020 11:50 AM EDT
COVID-19 Cough Clouds in Closed Spaces
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

As the pandemic continues, researchers have increasingly focused on the extent to which respiratory droplets carrying the coronavirus travel and contaminate the air after an infected person coughs. While scientists have studied the properties of air at the mouth, less is known about how these properties change as the cough cloud travels. In Physics of Fluids, researchers estimate the evolving volume of the cough cloud and quantify the reduction in its volume in the presence of a face mask.

Newswise: Interactions Within Larger Social Groups Can Cause Tipping Points in Contagion Flow
19-Oct-2020 2:25 PM EDT
Interactions Within Larger Social Groups Can Cause Tipping Points in Contagion Flow
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Contagion processes, such as opinion formation or disease spread, can reach a tipping point, where the contagion either rapidly spreads or dies out. When modeling these processes, it is difficult to capture this complex transition. In the journal Chaos, researchers studied the parameters of these transitions by including three-person group interactions in a contagion model called the susceptible-infected-susceptible model. In this model, an infected person who recovers from an infection can be reinfected.

Newswise: Astrocytes Offer Potential Drug Targets for Huntington’s Disease
19-Oct-2020 5:05 PM EDT
Astrocytes Offer Potential Drug Targets for Huntington’s Disease
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

UCLA scientists discovered that astrocytes, a cell type long implicated in brain diseases, is remarkably malleable and shows responses in a mouse model that suggest potential targets for drugs for Huntington’s disease.

Released: 20-Oct-2020 10:30 AM EDT
Does the New Heart Transplant Allocation Policy Encourage Gaming by Providers?
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A new national policy was created to make determining who receives a heart transplant more fair. But new data shows it changed some practice patterns, too.

Newswise: Evidence of Broadside Collision With Dwarf Galaxy Discovered in Milky Way
Released: 20-Oct-2020 10:30 AM EDT
Evidence of Broadside Collision With Dwarf Galaxy Discovered in Milky Way
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Astrophysicists announced today that a 3-billion year old merger between a dwarf galaxy and the Milky Way produced a series of telltale shell-like formations of stars in the vicinity of the Virgo constellation, the first such “shell structures” to be found in the Milky Way.

Released: 20-Oct-2020 10:25 AM EDT
The biological 'record' of extremely preterm birth differs in men and women, researchers find
McMaster University

Researchers at McMaster University have found distinct effects of adversity early in life in the genomes of men compared to women who were born extremely preterm.

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Released: 20-Oct-2020 10:15 AM EDT
Neuropilin-1 drives SARS-CoV-2 infectivity, finds breakthrough study
University of Bristol

In a major breakthrough an international team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, has potentially identified what makes SARS-CoV-2 highly infectious and able to spread rapidly in human cells. The findings, published in Science today [20 October] describe how the virus’s ability to infect human cells can be reduced by inhibitors that block a newly discovered interaction between virus and host, demonstrating a potential anti-viral treatment.

19-Oct-2020 4:05 PM EDT
Researchers Create a Tool That Can Pull an Elusive COVID-19 Marker From Human Blood
McMaster University

Researchers at Canada's McMaster University and SQI Diagnostics have created a surface that repels every other element of human blood except a critical indicator of infection, opening a timely window for understanding the progress of COVID-19 in individual patients.

Released: 20-Oct-2020 9:55 AM EDT
Study: Free-College Programs Have Led to Large Enrollment Increases at Two-Year Institutions, Especially Among Historically Underserved Students
American Educational Research Association (AERA)

A study of 33 public community college promise programs, or free-college programs, across the United States found that they are associated with large enrollment increases of first-time, full-time students—with the biggest boost in enrollment among Black, Hispanic, and female students. The results come as the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is leading states to tighten higher education budgets, as low-income students are forgoing their postsecondary plans at higher rates this fall than their wealthier peers, and as community colleges are experiencing larger enrollment declines than four-year universities. The study was published today in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association.

Released: 20-Oct-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Potential new micromanufacturing technique to make tinier circuits wins NSF funding
Binghamton University, State University of New York

A Binghamton University research project recently won a three-year, $609,436 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to investigate a new method of producing microscopic circuits.

15-Oct-2020 9:55 AM EDT
COVID-19 pandemic drives innovation in diabetes care
Endocrine Society

The COVID-19 pandemic has jumpstarted innovation in health care delivery and allowed for real-world testing of diabetes care models in unprecedented ways, according to a manuscript published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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Newswise: NYU’s Center on International Cooperation and Center for Global Affairs to Launch New UN Senior Leadership Appointments Dashboard
Released: 20-Oct-2020 8:35 AM EDT
NYU’s Center on International Cooperation and Center for Global Affairs to Launch New UN Senior Leadership Appointments Dashboard
New York University

NYU's Center on International Cooperation and the Center for Global Affairs, part of NYU’s School of Professional Studies, are launching an online dashboard aimed at tracking diversity at the leadership level for the United Nations.

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Released: 20-Oct-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Study reveals why some blame Asian Americans for COVID-19
Ohio State University

A blend of racial prejudice, poor coping and partisan media viewing were found in Americans who stigmatized people of Asian descent during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study.

Released: 20-Oct-2020 7:05 AM EDT
Children with Chronic Kidney Disease Have Outsized Health Burden
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Chronically ill children with kidney disease may spend more time in the hospital, incur larger health care costs and have a higher risk of death compared to pediatric patients hospitalized for other chronic conditions, a new study suggests.

Newswise: Conversation about suicide prevention leads to safe gun storage
16-Oct-2020 12:00 PM EDT
Conversation about suicide prevention leads to safe gun storage
University of Washington

Research by Forefront Suicide Prevention at the University of Washington, from visits to 18 gun shows and other community events around Washington state last year, found that engaging people in a community-based setting, in an empathetic conversation focused on safety, resulted in more people locking up their firearms.

15-Oct-2020 11:35 AM EDT
Focal Epilepsy Often Overlooked
NYU Langone Health

Having subtler symptoms, a form of epilepsy that affects only one part of the brain often goes undiagnosed long enough to cause unexpected seizures that contribute to car crashes, a new study finds.

Released: 19-Oct-2020 4:20 PM EDT
Patients Who Had More Severe Covid-19 May Be the Best Donors for Convalescent Plasma Therapy
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Sex, age, and severity of disease may be useful in identifying COVID-19 survivors who are likely to have high levels of antibodies that can protect against the disease.

Newswise: Scientists Find Medieval Plague Outbreaks Picked Up Speed Over 300 Years
Released: 19-Oct-2020 3:15 PM EDT
Scientists Find Medieval Plague Outbreaks Picked Up Speed Over 300 Years
McMaster University

McMaster University researchers who analyzed thousands of documents covering a 300-year span of plague outbreaks in London, England, have estimated that the disease spread four times faster in the 17th century than it had in the 14th century.

Newswise: UCI-led study reveals significant restoration of retinal and visual function following gene therapy
Released: 19-Oct-2020 2:45 PM EDT
UCI-led study reveals significant restoration of retinal and visual function following gene therapy
University of California, Irvine

A breakthrough study, led by researchers from the University of California, Irvine, results in the restoration of retinal and visual functions of mice models suffering from inherited retinal disease.

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Released: 19-Oct-2020 2:35 PM EDT
Material found in house paint may spur technology revolution
Sandia National Laboratories

The development of a new method to make non-volatile computer memory may have unlocked a problem that has been holding back machine learning and has the potential to revolutionize technologies like voice recognition, image processing and autonomous driving.


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