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Newswise: Critical Race Theory at Center of UW Study of Unequal Access to Treatment for Opioid Addiction
Released: 27-May-2022 5:05 PM EDT
Critical Race Theory at Center of UW Study of Unequal Access to Treatment for Opioid Addiction
University of Washington

With a $2.5 million National Institutes of Health grant, researchers at the University of Washington will explore one of the most important questions related to a federal emergency policy change: whether those changes helped with another opioid-related crisis — the unequal access experienced by Black and Latinx patients to buprenorphine.

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Released: 27-May-2022 4:10 PM EDT
Adaptive Swim Classes Build Confidence, Safety Skills for Autistic Children
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Based on the positive results of a new pilot study offering personalized aquatic occupational therapy for 19 autistic children, researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and College of Medicine will expand the program to include 36 autistic children over the next year.

Newswise: Trauma Study Aims to Improve Survival for Bleeding Patients
Released: 27-May-2022 2:25 PM EDT
Trauma Study Aims to Improve Survival for Bleeding Patients
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Emergency Medicine and Trauma Surgery researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) are joining Vanderbilt LifeFlight in a Department of Defense (DOD)-funded clinical trial aimed at improving survival with resuscitation techniques used to keep patients alive after a traumatic injury.

26-May-2022 7:05 AM EDT
Comorbidities Can Increase Plasma Biomarker Levels Associated with Alzheimer’s Disease
Wake Forest School of Medicine

New research shows that comorbidities such as chronic kidney disease are associated with higher plasma p-tau levels.

24-May-2022 5:05 PM EDT
Inappropriate Antibiotics for Nonhospitalized Kids Cost US at Least $74 Million
Washington University in St. Louis

Children who were prescribed antibiotics inappropriately were more likely to develop complications such as diarrhea and skin rashes than children who were treated according to medical guidelines, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and The Pew Charitable Trusts. This misuse of antibiotics resulted in at least $74 million in excess health-care costs in the U.S. in 2017.

Newswise: FAU Awarded $1 Million to Help Prevent Injury, 
Death from Falls in Older Adults
Released: 26-May-2022 8:30 AM EDT
FAU Awarded $1 Million to Help Prevent Injury, Death from Falls in Older Adults
Florida Atlantic University

Every second, an older person in the U.S. falls and injures themselves, and every 20 minutes one of them dies from the fall. The Geriatric Emergency Department Fall Injury Prevention Project will investigate several emergency department-based prevention strategies in older patients at high risk for recurrent falls and injury. The tailored multicomponent intervention will identify effective fall prevention strategies that target limited resources to high-risk individuals who come to the emergency department to improve patient outcomes, improve safety, and reduce overall costs of health care.

Newswise: A Nanoparticle and Inhibitor Trigger the Immune System, Outsmarting Brain Cancer
24-May-2022 10:05 AM EDT
A Nanoparticle and Inhibitor Trigger the Immune System, Outsmarting Brain Cancer
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Scientists at the University of Michigan fabricated a nanoparticle to deliver an inhibitor to brain tumor in mouse models, where the drug successfully turned on the immune system to eliminate the cancer. The process also triggered immune memory so that a reintroduced tumor was eliminated—a sign that this potential new approach could not only treat brain tumors but prevent or delay recurrences.

Newswise: Learning Systems Institute awarded $1.5M grant to develop math anxiety intervention for children
Released: 25-May-2022 3:30 PM EDT
Learning Systems Institute awarded $1.5M grant to develop math anxiety intervention for children
Florida State University

Using strategies from cognitive behavioral therapy, faculty members with the Learning Systems Institute (LSI) at Florida State University will develop a school-based intervention for second- and third-graders with math anxiety. A three-year $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will fund the work.

23-May-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Genetic roots of 3 mitochondrial diseases ID’d via new approach
Washington University in St. Louis

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of Wisconsin–Madison identified the genetic causes of three mitochondrial diseases by figuring out what dozens of poorly understood mitochondrial proteins do.

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Released: 25-May-2022 9:55 AM EDT
University of Kentucky Receives Renewed $11.4 Million Grant to Further Cancer Research
University of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky’s Center for Cancer and Metabolism (CCM) will continue its critical mission to research the metabolism of cancer with a renewed Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant award from the National Institutes of General Medical Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health. The prestigious grant — totaling $11.4 million — will continue to fund UK’s CCM over the next five years.

Released: 24-May-2022 11:00 AM EDT
Susan G. Komen Awards Grant to Define and Advance Diagnosis of Inflammatory Breast Cancer
Susan G. Komen

Susan G. Komen awarded a research grant to apply a new, first-of-its-kind tool that seeks to more accurately diagnose inflammatory breast cancer (IBC).

Newswise: American Cancer Society Awards 78 New Research and Career Development Grants Totaling $43.9 Million
Released: 24-May-2022 10:00 AM EDT
American Cancer Society Awards 78 New Research and Career Development Grants Totaling $43.9 Million
American Cancer Society (ACS)

The American Cancer Society (ACS), the largest non-government, non-profit funding source of cancer research in the United States, has approved funding for 78 new research and career development grants totaling $43.9 million. The grants will fund investigators at 57 institutions across the United States starting in 2022.

Newswise: Scientists Find Sea Corals are Source of Sought After
18-May-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Scientists Find Sea Corals are Source of Sought After "Anti-Cancer" Compound
University of Utah Health

The bottom of the ocean is full of mysteries but scientists have recently uncovered one of its best-kept secrets. For 25 years, drug hunters have been searching for the source of a natural chemical that had shown promise in initial studies for treating cancer. Now, researchers at University of Utah Health report that easy-to-find soft corals make the elusive compound.

Released: 20-May-2022 7:00 AM EDT
Grant from Research to Prevent Blindness and Castle Biosciences Supports Medical Student Research in Ocular Cancer
Research to Prevent Blindness

Research to Prevent Blindness and Castle Biosciences today announced that they are partnering to increase opportunities for medical students to gain research experiences, specifically in the field of ocular cancer.

Newswise: Avian influenza: How It’s Spreading and What to Know About This Outbreak
18-May-2022 4:20 PM EDT
Avian influenza: How It’s Spreading and What to Know About This Outbreak
Tufts University

A new study from Tufts University and other collaborators takes a data-driven look at influenza viruses circulating among different groups of birds and characterizes which types of birds are involved in spreading the virus. This paper publishes at a time when a highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza has been spreading across North America.

Released: 19-May-2022 1:55 PM EDT
Epilepsy Drug Stops Nervous System Tumor Growth in Mice
Washington University in St. Louis

People with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) develop tumors on nerves throughout their bodies. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have discovered that nerve cells with the mutation that causes NF1 are hyperexcitable and that suppressing this hyperactivity with the epilepsy drug lamotrigine stops tumor growth in mice.

Newswise: ‘Sting’ Protein’s Efforts to Clean Up Brain Cell Damage May Speed Parkinson’s Disease Progress
Released: 19-May-2022 1:25 PM EDT
‘Sting’ Protein’s Efforts to Clean Up Brain Cell Damage May Speed Parkinson’s Disease Progress
Johns Hopkins Medicine

In studies with mouse and human tissue, as well as live mice, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report that a snag in the normal process of cleaning up broken DNA in brain cells may hasten the progression of Parkinson’s disease.

Released: 19-May-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Mount Sinai Microbiome Lab Joins NIH’s Accelerating Medicines Partnership
Mount Sinai Health System

The National Institutes of the Health (NIH) has awarded researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai a four-year grant to study the role of the human microbiome in rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus, and other autoimmune diseases. The grant is part of the NIH’s Accelerating Medicines Partnership® Autoimmune and Immune-Mediated Diseases (AMP® AIM) program, which is designed to speed the discovery of new treatments and diagnostics. It will support the Microbiome Technology and Analytic Center Hub (Micro-TEACH), a multidisciplinary team of researchers at Icahn Mount Sinai and NYU Langone Health.

Newswise: Surveillance Pathway Tells Cells When They Run Low on Lipids
Released: 18-May-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Surveillance Pathway Tells Cells When They Run Low on Lipids
UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern researchers have discovered a molecular pathway that allows cells to sense when their lipid supplies become depleted, prompting a flurry of activity that prevents starvation. The findings, reported in Nature, might someday lead to new ways to combat metabolic disorders and a variety of other health conditions.

Released: 18-May-2022 12:05 PM EDT
Study Shows Family Medicine Physicians Face Many Barriers to Providing Medical Abortions
UC Davis Health

A study by UC Davis and UC San Francisco identified multiple barriers that family physicians navigate to provide abortion services to their patients. The barriers include lack of physician training and federal, state and institutional restrictions on providing medication abortion.

Newswise: CloudBank Expands to Accelerate and Broaden Access to Public Cloud Resources
Released: 18-May-2022 11:05 AM EDT
CloudBank Expands to Accelerate and Broaden Access to Public Cloud Resources
University of California San Diego

Expansion of eligibility to CloudBank, the National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded program that provides access to and managed services for public cloud resources for research and education, makes it easier for users to gain access to its resources.

Newswise: Preliminary Study Shows Minimally Invasive Diagnostic Biomarker Strategy Successful in Detecting Early Esophageal Cancer
Released: 18-May-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Preliminary Study Shows Minimally Invasive Diagnostic Biomarker Strategy Successful in Detecting Early Esophageal Cancer
Johns Hopkins Medicine

In a small but rigorous pilot study, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have shown that a novel, minimally invasive biomarker-based strategy they developed was 90% successful in detecting esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC), the predominant subtype of esophageal cancer worldwide.

Newswise: UA Little Rock Awarded $165K Grant to Support Research Efforts to Monitor Cyber Warfare Tactics on Social Media
Released: 18-May-2022 10:05 AM EDT
UA Little Rock Awarded $165K Grant to Support Research Efforts to Monitor Cyber Warfare Tactics on Social Media
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Dr. Nitin Agarwal, Jerry L. Maulden-Entergy endowed chair and distinguished professor of information science at UA Little Rock, has received a grant for $165,540 that will support research efforts to monitor cyber warfare tactics through social media.

Newswise: Penn Medicine Study Reveals Imaging Approach with Potential to Detect Lung Cancer Earlier, at the Cellular Level
Released: 18-May-2022 9:55 AM EDT
Penn Medicine Study Reveals Imaging Approach with Potential to Detect Lung Cancer Earlier, at the Cellular Level
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Researchers at the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania have found a way to identify lung cancer at the cellular level in real time during a biopsy, offering promise in the ability to detect the disease earlier and with more confidence. The research is published this week in Nature Communications.

Newswise: Scientists See Signs of Traumatic Brain Injury in Headbutting Muskox
Released: 17-May-2022 12:25 PM EDT
Scientists See Signs of Traumatic Brain Injury in Headbutting Muskox
Mount Sinai Health System

Scientists at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai saw for the first time hallmarks of concussions and other head trauma in the brains of deceased headbutting animals—muskoxen and bighorn sheep. The results published in the journal Acta Neuropathologica may contradict the commonly-held belief that ramming animals do not suffer brain injuries and support the notion that studies on animals with brains evolutionarily similar to those of humans may help researchers understand and reduce traumatic brain injuries.

Newswise: Protein Linked to Intellectual Disability Has Complex Role
16-May-2022 3:05 PM EDT
Protein Linked to Intellectual Disability Has Complex Role
Washington University in St. Louis

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a previously unknown function for the fragile X protein, the loss of which is the leading inherited cause of intellectual disability. The researchers showed that the protein modulates how neurons in the brain’s memory center process information, a central part of learning and memory.

Released: 17-May-2022 8:00 AM EDT
New Glaucoma Research Grant Available
Research to Prevent Blindness

Research to Prevent Blindness and Aerie Pharmaceuticals are partnering to provide grant opportunities to support novel research in glaucoma.

Newswise: Lighting up breast tumors during surgery
Released: 16-May-2022 2:30 PM EDT
Lighting up breast tumors during surgery
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

NIBIB-funded researchers are developing an imaging method that would allow surgeons to better identify cancerous cells in breast tumor margins during surgery. This technique could lead to a reduction in follow-up breast cancer surgeries and reduce rates of breast cancer recurrence.

11-May-2022 7:00 AM EDT
Boost in Nerve-Growth Protein Helps Explain Why Running Supports Brain Health
NYU Langone Health

Exercise increases levels of a chemical involved in brain cell growth, which bolsters the release of the “feel good” hormone dopamine, a new study shows. Dopamine is known to play a key role in movement, motivation, and learning.

Released: 13-May-2022 12:25 PM EDT
Hospices vary widely in prescribing of “comfort kit” medications
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Hospices often prescribe medicines like Xanax, Haldol and Seroquel to patients to ease end-of-life symptoms, but a new study shows very wide variation in the chances patients will get these drugs.

Released: 12-May-2022 3:25 PM EDT
Albert Einstein College of Medicine Receives $11 Million Grant to Tackle Post-Traumatic Epilepsy
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Approximately 1 in 50 people who suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) will develop post-traumatic epilepsy (PTE)—with the risk of PTE significantly higher in people with severe TBI. PTE is characterized by recurring seizures that begin a week or more after the brain injury, and there is currently no way to identify those at risk for developing PTE or to prevent its onset.

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Released: 12-May-2022 12:05 PM EDT
New Tech Can Double Spectral Bandwidth in Some 5G Systems
Washington University in St. Louis

Using the properties of a unique class of materials, researchers, including Aravind Nagulu at the McKelvey School of Engineering, may have found a way to dramatically increase the bandwidth available for wireless communications.

Released: 12-May-2022 8:00 AM EDT
New Vision Science Research Grant for Students of Osteopathic Medicine
Research to Prevent Blindness

Research to Prevent Blindness and the American Osteopathic Colleges of Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation announce a new multi-year partnership to provide opportunities for students of osteopathic medicine to gain research experiences in vision science.

Newswise: Discovery of Cell Protein That Keeps Kaposi’s Sarcoma Herpesvirus Dormant
Released: 11-May-2022 12:30 PM EDT
Discovery of Cell Protein That Keeps Kaposi’s Sarcoma Herpesvirus Dormant
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

A study led by UC Davis Cancer Center identified a binding protein in cancer cell’s nucleus, known as CHD4, as a critical agent keeping Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) dormant and undetected by the body’s immune system. CHD4 is linked to cancer cell growth in many types of cancers.

Released: 11-May-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Key Protein Identified for Brain Stem Cell Longevity
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

A receptor that was first identified as necessary for insulin action, that also is located on the neural stem cells found deep in the brains of mice, is pivotal for brain stem cell longevity, according to a Rutgers study, a finding that has important implications for brain health and future therapies for brain disorders.

Released: 11-May-2022 10:45 AM EDT
Study points to need for substantial improvement in heart attack outcomes across high-income nations
Harvard Medical School

Analysis shows substantial differences in treatment, outcomes, and efficiency in heart attack care across six high-income countries despite well-established international guidelines U.S. heart attack death rate was among the highest, even with adherence to recommended treatments and faring well on other measures All countries excelled in some measures, but none excelled in all, even though well-established international guidelines are readily available

Released: 10-May-2022 11:30 AM EDT
Mental Health and Substance Use Among Adolescents Experiencing Homelessness in the United States
Beth Israel Lahey Health

In a new paper published in JAMA, researchers evaluated mental health and substance use among homeless and housed high school students surveyed voluntarily and anonymously in 2019.

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6-May-2022 2:35 PM EDT
Multi-Tasking Wearable Continuously Monitors Glucose, Alcohol, and Lactate
University of California San Diego

Imagine being able to measure your blood sugar levels, know if you’ve had too much to drink, and track your fatigue during a workout, all in one small device worn on your skin. UC San Diego engineers developed a prototype of such a wearable that continuously monitors several health stats at once.

Newswise: Stopping lung damage before it turns deadly
Released: 9-May-2022 10:00 AM EDT
Stopping lung damage before it turns deadly
La Jolla Institute for Immunology

To treat and prevent these diseases, researchers need to understand why a lack of oxygen would affect the immune system.

4-May-2022 3:15 PM EDT
Program Issuing Mailed Kits Doubles Rate of Leftover Opioids Disposal
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Study finds that patients of orthopaedic and urologic procedures were more likely to dispose of their extra opioid tablets when they received kits in the mail to do so

Newswise: Active phase calorie restriction enhances longevity, UT Southwestern neuroscience study reveals
Released: 6-May-2022 12:05 AM EDT
Active phase calorie restriction enhances longevity, UT Southwestern neuroscience study reveals
UT Southwestern Medical Center

A new study in mice led by neuroscientists at UT Southwestern’s Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute shows that it’s not just calories that count.

Newswise: UCI Researchers Reveal Possible Molecular Blood Signature for Suicide in Major Depression
Released: 5-May-2022 2:15 PM EDT
UCI Researchers Reveal Possible Molecular Blood Signature for Suicide in Major Depression
University of California, Irvine

A University of California, Irvine-led team of researchers, along with members of the Pritzker Research Consortium, have developed an approach to identify blood biomarkers that could predict the suicide risk of major depressive disorder (MDD) patients.

Newswise: $2.3 million NSF grant boosts UAH effort to predict harmful solar weather events
Released: 5-May-2022 12:00 PM EDT
$2.3 million NSF grant boosts UAH effort to predict harmful solar weather events
University of Alabama Huntsville

The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) has received a four-year, $2.301 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop a scientific model to understand and predict how CMEs influence the energetic particle radiation environment in the inner solar system and Earth's magnetosphere.

Newswise: Breaking the Shield That Protects Pancreatic Cancer From Immunotherapy
Released: 5-May-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Breaking the Shield That Protects Pancreatic Cancer From Immunotherapy
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Scar-like cells that make up a sizable portion of malignant pancreatic tumors and shield these cancers from immune attack are derived from mesothelial cells that line tissues and organs, a new study led by UT Southwestern researchers suggests. The findings, published in Cancer Cell, could offer a new strategy to fight pancreatic cancer, a deadly disease for which no truly effective treatments exist.

Released: 4-May-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Rutgers Scientists Develop Test That Easily Detects Variants Causing COVID-19
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers scientists have developed a lab test that can quickly and easily identify which variant of the virus causing COVID-19 has infected a person, an advance expected to greatly assist health officials tracking the disease and physicians treating infected patients.

Newswise: Denniston receives NSF grant to study fire activity with stalagmites
Released: 4-May-2022 12:30 PM EDT
Denniston receives NSF grant to study fire activity with stalagmites
Cornell College

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Cornell College W.H. Norton Professor of Geology Rhawn Denniston a $199,785 grant to study the use of stalagmites as records of prehistoric fire activity in the Australian tropics.

Newswise: Investigating Cancer Drug Toxicity Leads to a Critical Discovery
29-Apr-2022 3:00 PM EDT
Investigating Cancer Drug Toxicity Leads to a Critical Discovery
La Jolla Institute for Immunology

When patients in the UK started showing adverse side effects during a cancer immunotherapy trial, researchers at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) Center for Cancer Immunotherapy and University of Liverpool went back through the data and worked with patient samples to see what went wrong.

Newswise: Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University Receives $3.5M Gift from SVF Foundation
Released: 4-May-2022 10:15 AM EDT
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University Receives $3.5M Gift from SVF Foundation
Tufts University

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University has received a historic $3.5 million gift from SVF Foundation to establish the Dorrance H. Hamilton Professorship in Applied Reproductive Medicine. It is the largest gift to fund a professorship the school has ever received.

Newswise: New UCI study reveals brain circuit responsible for cocaine withdrawal-induced anxiety and relapse-related behavior
Released: 3-May-2022 1:55 PM EDT
New UCI study reveals brain circuit responsible for cocaine withdrawal-induced anxiety and relapse-related behavior
University of California, Irvine

New research from the University of California, Irvine, finds that drug withdrawal-induced anxiety and reinstatement of drug seeking behaviors are controlled by a single pathway in the brain and centered around dopamine cells.

29-Apr-2022 7:05 PM EDT
Study of Promising Alzheimer’s Marker in Blood Prompts Warning About Brain-Boosting Supplements
University of California San Diego

Elevated levels of an enzyme called PHGDH in the blood of older adults could be an early warning sign of Alzheimer’s disease. Research led by UC San Diego has consistently found high levels of PHGDH expression in brain tissue and blood samples of older adults with different stages of the disease.


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