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Newswise: Eighth Annual Cancer Immunotherapy Month™ in June Celebrates Progress in Treatment and Advances in Research
Released: 1-Jun-2020 11:40 AM EDT
Eighth Annual Cancer Immunotherapy Month™ in June Celebrates Progress in Treatment and Advances in Research
Cancer Research Institute

June is Cancer Immunotherapy Month, a 30-day awareness campaign started by the Cancer Research Institute eight years ago to educate, inform, and inspire the global community of patients, caregivers, scientists, donors, and other cancer-concerned individuals and organizations.

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Released: 28-May-2020 9:45 AM EDT
Top Chicago Universities Launch Social Movement to Team Up the Public & Researchers in Fight Against COVID-19 & Other Diseases
University of Chicago Medical Center

Nine top universities and hospitals have launched a social movement and free tool to match the public with health research opportunities that need volunteers in the hunt to discover treatments, vaccines, and what the pandemic’s long-term impacts will be on survivors.

Newswise: S&T Brings Partners Together to InSPIRE Disaster Preparedness and Resilience Innovation
Released: 19-May-2020 4:45 PM EDT
S&T Brings Partners Together to InSPIRE Disaster Preparedness and Resilience Innovation
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

To help communities prepare for disasters and rebuild in the aftermath, DHS S&T partnered with NAPSG to convene experts from around the country to share best practices and identify practical solutions related to information sharing, geospatial technologies, and leadership.

Released: 13-May-2020 5:20 PM EDT
DHS S&T Launches Indoor Predictive Modeling Tool for Coronavirus Stability
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T today released a predictive modeling tool to estimate natural decay of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) under a range of temperatures and relative humidity.

Newswise: Research continues at Creighton during pandemic
Released: 30-Apr-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Research continues at Creighton during pandemic
Creighton University

Researchers face challenges preserving their work, especially projects related to the COVID-19 virus.

Newswise: Moffitt Cancer Center Appoints John Cleveland as New Center Director
Released: 29-Apr-2020 5:05 PM EDT
Moffitt Cancer Center Appoints John Cleveland as New Center Director
Moffitt Cancer Center

Moffitt Cancer Center Appoints John Cleveland as New Center Director

Released: 22-Apr-2020 3:05 PM EDT
UCI launches comprehensive COVID-19 resource site
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., April 22, 2020 — To provide helpful advice and informative stories about life during the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of California, Irvine has launched a comprehensive news site – oc-covid19.org – to serve Orange County and regional communities. The site’s editorial content is designed to engage viewers with useful and novel information derived from UCI’s world-class academic and healthcare research and practices, ranging from stories about the latest medical and research breakthroughs to expert-based articles on how to cope and thrive during this time of social distancing.

Released: 16-Apr-2020 12:50 PM EDT
Innovating the peer-review research process
Michigan State University

A team of scientists led by a Michigan State University astronomer has found that a new process of evaluating proposed scientific research projects is as effective – if not more so – than the traditional peer-review method. Normally, when a researcher submits a proposal, the funding agency then asks a number of researchers in that particular field to evaluate and make funding recommendations.

Released: 16-Apr-2020 8:20 AM EDT
قيم مايو كلينك (Mayo Clinic) وثقافتها المتمحورتان حول المرضى تقودان استراتيجيتها لعام 2030 للعلاج والتواصل وإحداث تحول في الرعاية الصحية
Mayo Clinic

ثبَّتت مايو كلينك (Mayo Clinic) قدميها بما حققته من تقدم في عام 2019 لتدعم ريادتها لمجالات البحث والتعليم والعناية بالمرضى وقيادة التحول في الرعاية الصحية خلال العِقد القادم.

Released: 16-Apr-2020 8:20 AM EDT
Os valores e a cultura centrados no paciente da Mayo Clinic direcionam sua estratégia para 2030 de curar, conectar e transformar a assistência médica
Mayo Clinic

A Mayo Clinic está bem posicionada, com notável progresso em 2019, para reforçar sua liderança em atendimento ao paciente, pesquisa e educação, bem como impulsionar a transformação da assistência médica ao longo da próxima década.

Released: 16-Apr-2020 8:15 AM EDT
Dans le cadre de sa stratégie 2030, Mayo Clinic s'appuie sur ses valeurs et sa culture axées sur le patient pour prodiguer, favoriser et transformer les soins de santé
Mayo Clinic

Grâce à une progression exceptionnelle en 2019, Mayo Clinic bénéficie d'une très bonne conjoncture pour renforcer sa position de leader dans le secteur des soins aux patients, la recherche et l'éducation, et optimiser la transformation des soins de santé au cours de la prochaine décennie.

Released: 16-Apr-2020 8:15 AM EDT
Mayo Clinic以患者为中心的价值观和文化推动着其2030年战略的实施 _ 提供更好的医疗服务、连接和转变医疗服务行业
Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic在2019年获得了卓越发展,完全有能力强化其在病患照护、研究和教育等领域的领导地位,以及在未来十年内推动医疗服务的转型。

Released: 16-Apr-2020 8:15 AM EDT
Mayo Clinics patientenorientierte Werte und Kultur sind der Treiber seiner Strategie 2030 für die Heilung, für die Verbindung und für die Verwandlung der Gesundheitsversorgung
Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic befindet sich dank der bemerkenswerten Fortschritte 2019 in einer guten Lage, um seine Führunsposition bei der Patientenbetreuung, der Forschung und der Ausbildung auszubauen und die Verwandlung der Gesundheitsversorung im Laufe des nächsten Jahrszehnts voranzutreiben.

Released: 14-Apr-2020 2:05 PM EDT
Four UCI professors awarded Guggenheim Fellowships
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., April 14, 2020 — Four professors at the University of California, Irvine – historian Mark LeVine, scientist Andrej Lupták, sculptor Jennifer Pastor and journalist Amy Wilentz – have been named 2020 Guggenheim Fellows. Jennifer Pastor. UCI The faculty members were among 175 U.S. and Canadian scholars, researchers, artists and writers chosen by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation from a pool of nearly 3,000 applicants.

Released: 7-Apr-2020 10:15 AM EDT
Study reveals patterns behind big ideas
Cornell University

“The biggest ideas – the biggest solutions – exist further away from what we already know,” said Madeline Kneeland, assistant professor in the School of Hotel Administration and first author of “Exploring Uncharted Territory: Knowledge Search Processes in the Origination of Outlier Innovation,” which published April 1 in Organization Science.

Newswise: SLAS Selects 2020 Visiting Graduate Researcher Program Grant Recipient
Released: 31-Mar-2020 4:20 PM EDT
SLAS Selects 2020 Visiting Graduate Researcher Program Grant Recipient
SLAS

The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) selected Thi Mui Pham, Ph.D., of the Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center - Utrecht (Utrecht, Netherlands) as its 2020 SLAS Visiting Graduate Researcher Grant recipient.

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Released: 5-Mar-2020 5:05 PM EST
Glaucoma Research Foundation Awards 2020 Shaffer Prize to Dorota Skowronska-Krawczyk, PhD
Glaucoma Research Foundation

The Shaffer Prize recognizes a researcher whose project best exemplifies the pursuit of innovative ideas in the quest to better understand and cure glaucoma.

Released: 4-Mar-2020 1:35 PM EST
Pathways: The Circadian Rhythms Issue
NIH, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences and Scholastic, Inc., have collaborated to bring Pathways, STEM and ELA resources, to educators and students. The third magazine issue and accompanying teaching materials explore circadian rhythms, including how they affect our lives every day and some inspiring scientists who are researching them.

Released: 28-Feb-2020 1:10 PM EST
Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals Opens Call for 2021 Harrington Scholar-Innovator Award
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

An announcement that the Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals is accepting letters of intent for the 2021 Harrington Scholar-Innovator Award. The award offers inventive physician-scientists resources and expertise to advance their discoveries into medicines.

Released: 27-Feb-2020 2:45 PM EST
La filosofía de Mayo Clinic y sus valores centrados en el paciente impulsan la estrategia para el 2030 de curar, conectar y transformar la atención médica
Mayo Clinic

Gracias al progreso notable en el año 2019, Mayo Clinic está bien posicionada para reforzar su liderazgo en la atención del paciente, la investigación y la educación, así como para impulsar la transformación del cuidado médico en la próxima década.

Released: 25-Feb-2020 8:25 AM EST
DHS Selects the University of Nebraska Omaha to Lead Center of Excellence for Terrorism Prevention and Counterterrorism Research
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T announced today the selection of the University of Nebraska Omaha to lead a consortium of U.S. academic institutions and other partners for a new COE for TPCR.

Released: 19-Feb-2020 10:10 AM EST
H. Timothy Hsiao, Ph.D., joins the American Society for Radiation Oncology as Director of Scientific Affairs
American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) recently welcomed H. Timothy Hsiao, Ph.D., as its new Director of Scientific Affairs, where he will provide strategic leadership to advance the impact of research and innovation in radiation oncology through ASTRO's research funding, fellowships, workshops and scientific collaborations with public and private partners.

Released: 11-Feb-2020 12:10 PM EST
BIDMC Marks International Day of Women and Girls in Science
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

February 11 is International Day of Women and Girls in Science, designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and UN-Women to promote the critical role women and girls play in science and technology communities. BIDMC has a long history of women researchers in medicine and science. Below is a brief list of only a few of our distinguished women leaders.

Newswise: Penn State Receives Five-year $3.7 Million Grant to Study Virus Evolution
Released: 11-Feb-2020 11:20 AM EST
Penn State Receives Five-year $3.7 Million Grant to Study Virus Evolution
Penn State Materials Research Institute

An interdisciplinary team led by Penn State has received a five-year $3.7 million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation’s new program on convergence research. The grant is in two phases, depending on successful completion of phase one milestones.

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Released: 11-Feb-2020 1:05 AM EST
2020 Boe Forum Ticket Announcement
Augustana University, South Dakota

Augustana University and The Center for Western Studies announced that free tickets for the 24th Boe Forum on Public Affairs featuring keynote speakers Drs. Robert Green and Jamie Metzl will be available beginning on Friday, Feb. 7.

Released: 10-Feb-2020 4:40 PM EST
Adapting to Climate Change: We’re Doing It Wrong
Ohio State University

When it comes to adapting to the effects of climate change, scientists and policymakers are thinking too small, according to a new research review.

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Released: 10-Feb-2020 1:45 PM EST
Scientists explain why naked mole-rats’ longevity contradicts accepted aging theory
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Dr. Chen Hou and his research collaborators have found an answer to the decades-old question of why naked mole-rats with high oxidative damage live 10 times longer than mice of comparative weight.“The long lifespan of the East African naked mole-rats raises one of the most serious paradoxes in the study of aging,” says Hou, an associate professor of biological sciences at Missouri S&T.

Newswise: Dreier Receives Certified Association Executive Designation
Released: 10-Feb-2020 1:30 PM EST
Dreier Receives Certified Association Executive Designation
SLAS

Brenda Drier, Chief Operating Officer of the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS), has earned her Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation from the American Society of Association Executives. The CAE the highest professional credential in the association industry.

Released: 10-Feb-2020 12:25 PM EST
Complimentary Press Registration Available for ACR’s 2020 State of the Art Clinical Symposium
American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) welcomes members of the press to write about rheumatology research presented at the State-of-the-Art Clinical Symposium (SOTA) in New Orleans on March 27-29.

Released: 7-Feb-2020 12:50 PM EST
41 Finalists Named for the 2020 Hertz Fellowships
The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation

The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation today announced 41 finalists for the 2020 Hertz Fellowship in applied science, mathematics, and engineering

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Released: 5-Feb-2020 5:00 AM EST
Research to Prevent Blindness Celebrates 60th Anniversary
Research to Prevent Blindness

Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) celebrates the 60th anniversary of its incorporation. Watch the new video about its many sight-saving accomplishments over the past six decades.

Newswise: Allen Institute for Cell Science Extends Agreement with Coriell Institute for Medical Research
Released: 3-Feb-2020 8:45 AM EST
Allen Institute for Cell Science Extends Agreement with Coriell Institute for Medical Research
Coriell Institute for Medical Research

The Allen Institute has extended its contract with the Coriell Institute for Medical Research for the storage and distribution of its Allen Cell Collection, a cutting-edge collection of gene-edited human induced pluripotent stem cell lines. This collection was launched in 2016 with five cell lines, and since has grown to include more than 40 lines. The new agreement will continue this relationship for an additional three years.

Released: 30-Jan-2020 3:35 PM EST
Outcomes published following Iowa State workshop discussing land use, infrastructure issues within Mississippi River watershed
Iowa State University

A new network of researchers and community officials is working to find solutions to some of the biggest challenges within the Mississippi River watershed.

Newswise:  Materials Research Society Partners with Springer Nature
Released: 30-Jan-2020 10:35 AM EST
Materials Research Society Partners with Springer Nature
Materials Research Society (MRS)

The Materials Research Society (MRS) and Springer Nature have signed a strategic new publishing agreement that will come into effect starting on January 1, 2021. At that time, the two organizations will partner to publish all five journals in the MRS portfolio—MRS Bulletin, Journal of Materials Research (JMR), MRS Communications, MRS Energy & Sustainability, and MRS Advances—as well as books. In addition, Springer Nature will host the archived content of the long-standing MRS Online Proceedings Library (OPL) and the MRS Internet Journal of Nitride Semiconductor Research (MIJ-NSR).

Newswise: 52nd Dakota Conference Issues Call for Papers
Released: 30-Jan-2020 9:55 AM EST
52nd Dakota Conference Issues Call for Papers
Augustana University, South Dakota

The Center for Western Studies (CWS) has issued a call for paper and panel proposals on the topic of "The Roaring Twenties... Again?" as part of the Dakota Conference, which will be held on April 24-25, in the CWS Fantle Building on the Augustana University campus.

Newswise: Applicants sought for public engagement grants
Released: 30-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST
Applicants sought for public engagement grants
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) is offering grants ranging from $10,000 to $35,000 to support new proposals, as well as ongoing programs that engage communities with science. Applications are open now through March 31, and applicants must be members of ASCB.

Newswise: For the Third Consecutive Year, Penn Nursing is # 1 in NIH Funding
Released: 29-Jan-2020 11:10 AM EST
For the Third Consecutive Year, Penn Nursing is # 1 in NIH Funding
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) retains its top spot for research funding for the 2019 fiscal year, among other schools of nursing, with $11.3 million in awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Newswise: Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine Launches Grant Program to Help Deliver Breakthroughs in Treatment of Major Diseases and Conditions
Released: 28-Jan-2020 10:05 AM EST
Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine Launches Grant Program to Help Deliver Breakthroughs in Treatment of Major Diseases and Conditions
Hackensack Meridian Health

The six projects selected will be seeded with more than $100,000 in total to help the scientists generate preliminary investigative results to prepare applications for competitive federal and foundation awards.

Released: 21-Jan-2020 6:50 PM EST
DHS S&T Awards Minority Serving Institutions $373K to Advance Summer Research Team Projects
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T announced that eight faculty members from MSI across the United States were recently selected to receive funding awards totaling $373,000 to continue their 2019 SRT Program for Minority Serving Institutions research projects at several DHS S&T COE.

Newswise: Meridian Health Foundation’s Giving Heals Campaign Bolstered by Team Member Support
Released: 21-Jan-2020 8:05 AM EST
Meridian Health Foundation’s Giving Heals Campaign Bolstered by Team Member Support
Hackensack Meridian Health

Team members from eight Hackensack Meridian Health medical centers raised nearly $330,000 for Giving Heals, Meridian Health Foundation’s comprehensive fundraising campaign, which supports four important initiatives: strengthening oncology services, improving clinical outcomes, enhancing the patient experience and broadening clinical research and academic programs. To date, nearly $110 million has been raised toward a goal of $150 million to support Hackensack Meridian Health medical centers in Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex counties.

Newswise: Ethics, Jewish Law and the Baseball Cheating Scandal
Released: 20-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST
Ethics, Jewish Law and the Baseball Cheating Scandal
Cedars-Sinai

Has the newly revealed baseball cheating scandal – especially the signal-stealing scheme by the Houston Astros – got you down? Cedars-Sinai ethics and Jewish law experts agree that cheating in the national pastime can be jolting, and offer tips on keeping things in perspective while acknowledging that the revelations have been painful.

Released: 13-Jan-2020 12:20 PM EST
A Replacement for Exercise?
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A protein called Sestrin might be responsible for many of the benefits of a good workout.

Released: 3-Jan-2020 12:05 PM EST
Showcase Important Research in Neuromuscular/Electrodiagnostic Medicine
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

The American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) is now accepting abstracts for its 2020 annual meeting in Orlando, Florida.

Released: 17-Dec-2019 3:35 PM EST
Special Issue of Educational Researcher Examines the Nature and Consequences of Null Findings in Education Research
American Educational Research Association (AERA)

A new special issue of AERA's peer reviewed journal Educational Researcher, titled “Randomized Controlled Trials Meet the Real World: The Nature and Consequences of Null Findings,” focuses on important questions raised by the prevalence of null findings—the absence of expected or measurable results—particularly in randomized control trials.

Newswise: New Animal Model Shows Effective Treatment for Latent Tuberculosis
Released: 17-Dec-2019 11:05 AM EST
New Animal Model Shows Effective Treatment for Latent Tuberculosis
Texas Biomedical Research Institute

A major goal of tuberculosis (TB) research is to find a way to treat people with the latent (or inactive) form of the disease to keep them from developing symptomatic TB. A breakthrough study using a new animal model developed for this purpose showed a combination of two classes of antibiotics can wipe out this hidden threat.

12-Dec-2019 10:35 AM EST
Spinning Inequality
Harvard Medical School

Analysis of more than 6 million clinical and life science papers shows articles with male lead authors are up to 21 percent more likely to use language that frames their research positively Papers that use positive framing, including words like “promising,” “novel” and “unique,” in headlines and abstracts are more likely to be cited by other authors than papers without positive framing Differences in the way men and women describe, discuss and convey their research could contribute to persistent gender gaps in pay and career advancement in life sciences and medicine This is the first large-scale study to quantify gender differences in linguistic framing in biomedical research

Released: 16-Dec-2019 1:20 PM EST
NSF awards UIC $1.5M for new data science institute
University of Illinois at Chicago

A multi-disciplinary team of University of Illinois at Chicago researchers received a three-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to form a new data science institute.

Released: 13-Dec-2019 10:00 AM EST
The Rapid Tissue Donation Program at Moffitt Cancer Center Offers a Feasible Approach to Improve Research
Moffitt Cancer Center

In an article published in Cancer Medicine, Moffitt Cancer Center scientists describe a community-based program called the Rapid Tissue Donation (RTD) protocol. It enables patients to consent to donating tumor tissue and blood samples for research purposes after their death. The samples provided by patients postmortem enable researchers to study the genetic and molecular makeup of primary and metastatic tumors after the patient failed treatment, and to compare those finding with what was known about the patient during earlier phases of their therapy.

Released: 11-Dec-2019 11:05 AM EST
High School Student Publishes Scientific Paper with Assistance from Texas Tech Professor
Texas Tech University

David Weindorf collaborated with Florida teenager Julia Kagiliery to determine the sulfur content of lignite coal using portable X-ray fluorescence spectrometry and an optical color sensor.


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