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Large Amounts of Oxygen Detected in Ancient Star’s Atmosphere

University of California San Diego

An international team of astronomers from the University of California San Diego, the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) and the University of Cambridge have detected large amounts of oxygen in the atmosphere of one of the oldest and most elementally depleted stars known—a primitive star scientists call “J0815+4729.”

Channels: All Journal News, Physics, Space and Astronomy, Grant Funded News,

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24-Jan-2020 1:15 PM EST
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Newswise: Disarming bacteria with mucus and phages

Disarming bacteria with mucus and phages

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Millions of people are treated with antibiotics each year for infections or as a preventative measure. Two teams of NIBIB-funded scientists have been working to find alternative solutions for treating bacterial infections, especially antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Channels: All Journal News, Drug Resistance, Infectious Diseases, Nature (journal), Grant Funded News,

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24-Jan-2020 12:15 PM EST
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Newswise: New IEEE Fellows

New IEEE Fellows

University of Delaware

Two University of Delaware faculty, professor Rudolf (Rudi) Eigenmann and Engineering Alumni Professor Dennis Prather, have been named Fellows of IEEE (formerly known as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers).

Channels: Engineering, In the Workplace, Technology, Grant Funded News,

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24-Jan-2020 10:25 AM EST
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Newswise: MTU engineers examine lithium battery defects

MTU engineers examine lithium battery defects

Michigan Technological University

Lithium dendrites cause poor performance and even explosions in batteries with flammable liquid electrolytes. How these dendrites grow, even with a solid electrolytes, is still a mystery, but materials engineers at MTU and Oak Ridge study the conditions that enable dendrites and how to stop them.

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Released:
24-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST
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Newswise: Blue & You Foundation grants $68k to create continuing education program for healthcare professionals in Arkansas

Blue & You Foundation grants $68k to create continuing education program for healthcare professionals in Arkansas

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas presented the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a $68,357 grant to support continuing education for healthcare professionals. The grant will allow UA Little Rock to launch and maintain a nationally approved continuing education program to provide continuing education opportunities for nursing students, healthcare professionals, and emergency response professionals.

Channels: Education, Healthcare, Nursing, Grant Funded News,

Released:
23-Jan-2020 1:10 PM EST
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Newswise: Study finds many youth living with undiagnosed chronic fatigue syndrome
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    23-Jan-2020 5:00 AM EST

Study finds many youth living with undiagnosed chronic fatigue syndrome

DePaul University

Most youth living with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) have not been diagnosed, according to a new prevalence study from researchers at DePaul University and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, published by the journal Child & Youth Care Forum. Leonard A. Jason, a professor of psychology at DePaul University, led the seven-year study to screen more than 10,000 children and teenagers in the Chicago area.

Channels: Children's Health, Family and Parenting, Healthcare, Psychology and Psychiatry, All Journal News, Grant Funded News,

Released:
22-Jan-2020 3:45 PM EST
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    22-Jan-2020 2:00 PM EST

Researchers Regrow Damaged Nerves with Polymer and Protein

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

University of Pittsburgh researchers have created a biodegradable nerve guide – a polymer tube – filled with growth-promoting protein that can regenerate long sections of damaged nerves, without the need for transplanting stem cells or a donor nerve.

Channels: Healthcare, Military Health, Regenerative Medicine, Trauma, All Journal News, Grant Funded News,

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17-Jan-2020 7:00 PM EST
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