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New Method Boosts the Study of Regulation of Gene Activity
Baylor College of Medicine

One way cells can control the activities of their genes is by adding small chemical modifications to the DNA that determine which genes are turned on or off.

Released: 1-Jul-2022 4:45 PM EDT
Black Nursing Home Residents, Those Under Age 65 More Likely to Have Repeat Transfers to Hospital
University of Missouri, Columbia

Nursing homes transfer roughly 25% of their residents to the hospital at least once, at a cost of $14.3 billion to Medicare, according to a federal report by the Office of Inspector General.

Newswise: Dinosaurs Took Over Amid Ice, Not Warmth, Says a New Study of Ancient Mass Extinction
Released: 1-Jul-2022 4:35 PM EDT
Dinosaurs Took Over Amid Ice, Not Warmth, Says a New Study of Ancient Mass Extinction
Columbia Climate School

Many of us know the conventional theory of how the dinosaurs died 66 million years ago: in Earth’s fiery collision with a meteorite, and a following global winter as dust and debris choked the atmosphere.

Newswise: Dr. John Warner Receives Gold Heart Award From the American Heart Association
Released: 1-Jul-2022 4:25 PM EDT
Dr. John Warner Receives Gold Heart Award From the American Heart Association
UT Southwestern Medical Center

A few years ago, American Heart Association leaders realized something. While two national committees regarding quality of care for heart disease and stroke patients each served a unique purpose, there also was some overlap. That wasn't a problem – it was an opportunity.

Newswise: Mining's Effect on Fish Warrants Better Science-Based Policies
Released: 1-Jul-2022 4:10 PM EDT
Mining's Effect on Fish Warrants Better Science-Based Policies
University of Alaska Fairbanks

A new paper published in Science Advances synthesizes the impact of metal and coal mines on salmon and trout in northwestern North America, and highlights the need for more complete and transparent science to inform mining policy.

Newswise: Hidden in Genetics: The Evolutionary Relationships of Two Groups of Ancient Invertebrates Revealed
Released: 1-Jul-2022 3:50 PM EDT
Hidden in Genetics: The Evolutionary Relationships of Two Groups of Ancient Invertebrates Revealed
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University - OIST

Kamptozoa and Bryozoa are two phyla of small aquatic invertebrates that are related to animals like snails, earthworms, leeches, and ribbon worms.

Newswise: The “forever chemical”, per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), as an emerging threat to soil health
Released: 1-Jul-2022 3:40 PM EDT
The “forever chemical”, per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), as an emerging threat to soil health
Higher Education Press

Soils are impacted globally by several anthropogenic factors, including chemical pollutants.

Released: 1-Jul-2022 3:25 PM EDT
Dissolving implantable device relieves pain without drugs
Northwestern University

A Northwestern University-led team of researchers has developed a small, soft, flexible implant that relieves pain on demand and without the use of drugs.

Released: 1-Jul-2022 2:10 PM EDT
For Women Choosing a Breast Reconstruction Surgeon, Reputation Outweighs Demographics
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

Suppose you had to choose a surgeon to perform breast reconstruction after mastectomy for breast cancer: What would you base your decision on? For most women, factors like reviews and personal recommendations are more important than demographic factors, suggests a report in the July issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Newswise: New Jersey’s First Dual-Chamber Leadless Pacemakers Implanted at Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Released: 1-Jul-2022 2:05 PM EDT
New Jersey’s First Dual-Chamber Leadless Pacemakers Implanted at Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Hackensack Meridian Health

The cardiovascular team at Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center recently implanted New Jersey’s first dual-chamber leadless pacemaker systems in patients, as part of Abbott’s AveirTM DR i2i clinical study.

Newswise: Cleveland Clinic Researchers Shed New Light on Importance of Ecological Cellular Interactions in Targeted Therapy Resistance in Lung Cancer
30-Jun-2022 10:40 AM EDT
Cleveland Clinic Researchers Shed New Light on Importance of Ecological Cellular Interactions in Targeted Therapy Resistance in Lung Cancer
Cleveland Clinic

New Cleveland Clinic research has uncovered key information about cellular interaction between tumor cells and normal tissue, providing better understanding of how therapeutic resistance develops. Findings published in Science Advances.

Newswise: “Soft” CRISPR May Offer a New Fix for Genetic Defects
27-Jun-2022 3:30 PM EDT
“Soft” CRISPR May Offer a New Fix for Genetic Defects
University of California San Diego

Scientists have developed a CRISPR-based technology that could offer a safer approach to correcting genetic defects. The new “soft” CRISPR system makes use of natural DNA repair machinery, providing a foundation for novel gene therapy strategies with the potential to cure genetic diseases.

Released: 1-Jul-2022 1:45 PM EDT
Study Highlights Heavy Mental Health Burden of COVID-19 for ‘Shielders’
University of Bath

Research from a new study suggests that health anxiety among the clinically vulnerable groups who shielded at home has risen since the first pandemic wave, despite developments in viral treatment and the roll-out of the vaccination programme.

Released: 1-Jul-2022 1:25 PM EDT
New Study Reveals Impact of Plastic on Small Mammals, as Four Out of Seven Species Identified as ‘Plastic Positive’
University of Sussex

Researchers investigating the exposure of small mammals to plastics in England and Wales have found traces in the feces of more than half of the species examined

Newswise: Capturing the Onset of Galaxy Rotation in the Early Universe
Released: 1-Jul-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Capturing the Onset of Galaxy Rotation in the Early Universe
Waseda University

As telescopes have become more advanced and powerful, astronomers have been able to detect more and more distant galaxies. These are some of the earliest galaxies to form in our universe that began to recede away from us as the universe expanded.

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Newswise: Birds Warned of Food Shortages by Neighbor Birds Change Physiology and Behavior to Prepare
Released: 1-Jul-2022 12:55 PM EDT
Birds Warned of Food Shortages by Neighbor Birds Change Physiology and Behavior to Prepare
Oregon State University

Songbirds learning from nearby birds that food supplies might be growing short respond by changing their physiology as well as their behavior, research by the Oregon State University College of Science shows.

Newswise: Whales Learn Songs From Each Other in a Cultural ‘Deep Dive’
Released: 1-Jul-2022 12:40 PM EDT
Whales Learn Songs From Each Other in a Cultural ‘Deep Dive’
University of Queensland

A University of Queensland-led study has found humpback whales can learn incredibly complex songs from whales from other regions.

Released: 1-Jul-2022 12:30 PM EDT
Adolescents More Vulnerable to Cannabis Addiction but Not Other Mental Health Risks
University College London

Adolescents are over three times more vulnerable to developing a cannabis addiction than adults, but may not be at increased risk of other mental health problems related to the drug, finds a new study led by UCL and King’s College London researchers.

Released: 1-Jul-2022 12:15 PM EDT
COVID-19 Vaccine Protects People of All Body Weights From Hospitalization and Death, Study of 9 Million Adults in England Suggests
Lancet

COVID-19 vaccines greatly reduced the number of cases of severe COVID-19 disease for everyone regardless of their body size, according to a new study published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. Vaccine effectiveness was similar for those with a higher BMI and of a healthy weight, but slightly lower in the underweight group, who were also the least likely to have been vaccinated.

Newswise: Mathematical Model Helps Predict Anal Cancer Risk in Persons with HIV Infection
Released: 1-Jul-2022 12:05 PM EDT
Mathematical Model Helps Predict Anal Cancer Risk in Persons with HIV Infection
University of California San Diego Health

UC San Diego researchers have created a mathematical model to help predict risk of anal cancer in persons with HIV infection and aid patients and doctors regarding screening decisions.

Released: 1-Jul-2022 12:00 PM EDT
Cannabinoid Vaping Products, Genomic Biomarkers, a Novel In Vitro Testing System, and More in New Toxicological Sciences
Society of Toxicology

Cannabinoid vaping products, genomic biomarkers to determine tumorigenic potential, and analyses of various testing assays are just a few of the article topics in the July 2022 issue of Toxicological Sciences.

Newswise: Scientists Find Greenhouse Gas Warming Likely Cause of Industrial-Era Sea Level Rise
Released: 1-Jul-2022 11:55 AM EDT
Scientists Find Greenhouse Gas Warming Likely Cause of Industrial-Era Sea Level Rise
University of New Mexico

An international team of scientists has developed an accurate record of preindustrial sea level utilizing precisely dated phreatic overgrowths on speleothems that provide a detailed history of Late Holocene sea-level change in Mallorca, Spain, an island in the western Mediterranean Sea. The results provide an unprecedented picture of sea level over the past 4,000 years, putting the preindustrial and modern global mean sea level (GMSL) histories in context.

Newswise: New Universal Flu Vaccine Offers Broad Protection Against Influenza A Virus Infections, Researchers Find
Released: 1-Jul-2022 11:50 AM EDT
New Universal Flu Vaccine Offers Broad Protection Against Influenza A Virus Infections, Researchers Find
Georgia State University

A new universal flu vaccine constructed with key parts of the influenza virus offers broad cross protection against different strains and subtypes of influenza A viruses in young and aged populations, according to a new study by researchers in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University.

Newswise: The Hawk Has Landed: Braking Mid-Air to Prioritize Safety Over Energy or Speed
Released: 1-Jul-2022 11:35 AM EDT
The Hawk Has Landed: Braking Mid-Air to Prioritize Safety Over Energy or Speed
University of Oxford

New research from the Oxford Flight Group using computer simulations and Hollywood-style motion capture shows how birds optimise their landing manoeuvres for an accurate descent.

Released: 1-Jul-2022 11:05 AM EDT
All high-grade noninvasive bladder cancers should be considered high-risk, study suggests
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

Noninvasive (stage Ta) bladder cancers with "high-grade" characteristics should be considered at high risk of recurrence, concludes a study in The Journal of Urology®, an Official Journal of the American Urological Association (AUA). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

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Released: 1-Jul-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Early in Their Careers, Sports Medicine Surgeons Perform Many Non-Sports Medicine Procedures
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

As they get started in their careers, orthopaedic surgeons with subspecialty training in sports medicine spend much of their time performing other types of orthopaedic procedures, reports a study in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio in partnership with Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 1-Jul-2022 10:55 AM EDT
Plug-and-play test for keeping track of immunity to Sars-CoV-2 variants
University of Toronto

The experts agree — the pandemic is not over. Infections are ticking up again, fueled by the new variants our immune systems are ill prepared for.

Released: 1-Jul-2022 10:25 AM EDT
New Antibody Detection Method for Coronavirus That Does Not Require a Blood Sample
Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo

Despite significant and stunning advances in vaccine technology, the COVID-19 global pandemic is not over.

Released: 1-Jul-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Land-Grant Press publications provide vital knowledge from Clemson Cooperative Extension program areas
Clemson University

What do peanut aflatoxins, aquaponics, integrated pest management for crops and sealed timber bids have in common? They are all subjects of practical application in Land-Grant Press by Clemson Extension publications. Written by Cooperative Extension agents and University scientists, Land-Grant Press publications are research-based, peer-reviewed scholarly work.

Released: 1-Jul-2022 10:05 AM EDT
S&P Global Assigns Ochsner Health an ‘A’ Credit Rating, with a Stable Outlook
Ochsner Health

S&P Global Ratings assigned its ‘A’ issuer credit rating with a stable outlook to Ochsner Clinic Foundation d/b/a Ochsner Health (Ochsner). S&P Global Ratings issued a report on Wednesday, June 29 that reflected confidence in Ochsner’s finances, growth and leadership.

Released: 1-Jul-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Gut Microbes Differ in Men with Prostate Cancer
European Association of Urology

Researchers have found a significant difference in the gut microbiota of men with prostate cancer, compared with those who have benign biopsies.

Released: 1-Jul-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Study of Pre-Teens Yields Surprises About Alcohol, Tobacco and Marijuana
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

They may only be in 4th or 5th grade, but 1 in 10 pre-teen children already say they’re curious about using alcohol or tobacco products, and 1 in 50 say they’re curious about using marijuana, a new study shows. As many as 3% of the nearly 12,000 9- and 10-year-olds surveyed say they already have a friend who uses one of these substances. And those who said they did were also much more likely to be curious about trying alcohol or tobacco and other nicotine-containing products themselves.

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Newswise: On Inaugural World Bronchiectasis Day, International Lung Health Organizations Raise Awareness
Released: 1-Jul-2022 8:00 AM EDT
On Inaugural World Bronchiectasis Day, International Lung Health Organizations Raise Awareness
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

In support of the first World Bronchiectasis Day, July 1, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies – of which the American Thoracic Society is a founding member – is joining the COPD Foundation and several global organizations in raising awareness and sharing information about this lesser-known lung disease.

Released: 1-Jul-2022 8:00 AM EDT
KidneyCure Announces 2022 Grant Recipients
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

KidneyCure (the ASN Foundation) is honored to continue its support of investigators committed to advancing kidney health. Building on decades of success, KidneyCure makes it possible to improve knowledge and treatment by identifying and funding high-impact projects.

29-Jun-2022 11:10 AM EDT
Machine-Learning Algorithms Can Help Health Care Staff Correctly Diagnose Alcohol-Associated Hepatitis, Acute Cholangitis
Mayo Clinic

New Mayo Clinic research finds that machine-learning algorithms can help health care staff distinguish the two conditions. In an article published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, researchers show how algorithms may be effective predictive tools using a few simple variables and routinely available structured clinical information.

Released: 1-Jul-2022 6:05 AM EDT
Hiking Safety for Kids: Expert Tips
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

As you’re enjoying the early fall weather and outdoor adventures, like hiking, don’t forget to make safety a priority to help keep illness and injuries from spoiling family fun time. Jeffrey M. Bender, MD, attending physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and former ranger in the Sierra Mountains, points out tips on how to prevent bug bites, proper animal interaction and empowering kids to explore the outdoors in a safe and smart way.

Newswise: Assessing Cognitive Function at Hospital Discharge Helps Identify Post-ICU Needs
27-Jun-2022 5:05 PM EDT
Assessing Cognitive Function at Hospital Discharge Helps Identify Post-ICU Needs
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

Researchers at Montefiore Medical Center found that about 30% of ICU survivors could not complete a simple screening assessment for cognitive impairment at hospital discharge. About 47% of those who were able to complete the assessment scored at a level consistent with severe cognitive impairment.

Newswise: July 2022 Issue of Neurosurgical Focus: “Arteriovenous Malformations”
24-Jun-2022 10:05 AM EDT
July 2022 Issue of Neurosurgical Focus: “Arteriovenous Malformations”
Journal of Neurosurgery

Announcement of contents of the July 2022 issue of Neurosurgical Focus

Newswise: July 2022 Issue of Neurosurgical Focus: Video: “Lateral Access Spine Surgery”
24-Jun-2022 10:05 AM EDT
July 2022 Issue of Neurosurgical Focus: Video: “Lateral Access Spine Surgery”
Journal of Neurosurgery

Announcement of contents of the July 2022 issue of Neurosurgical Focus: Video

Newswise: Smelly Tablets Survive Better in Space
Released: 30-Jun-2022 11:05 PM EDT
Smelly Tablets Survive Better in Space
University of Adelaide

After returning from their trip into space, tablets subjected to the harsh effects of cosmic radiation have shown some unexpected results: those with increased aroma were not degraded as much as those with less taste.

Newswise: Study Shows HIV Speeds Up Body’s Aging Processes Soon After Infection
Released: 30-Jun-2022 8:05 PM EDT
Study Shows HIV Speeds Up Body’s Aging Processes Soon After Infection
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

HIV has an “early and substantial” impact on aging in infected people, accelerating biological changes in the body associated with normal aging within just two to three years of infection.

Released: 30-Jun-2022 5:35 PM EDT
Sleep Triggered by Stress Can Help Mice Cope with Later Anxiety
Imperial College London

Stress boosts a kind of sleep in mice that subsequently relieves anxiety, according to new research that also pinpoints the mechanism responsible.

Released: 30-Jun-2022 5:05 PM EDT
The Hawk Has Landed: Braking Mid-Air to Prioritize Safety Over Energy or Speed
University of Oxford

Researchers at the University of Oxford have found that hawks control their flight to ensure the safest landing conditions when perching, even if it takes longer and more energy to do so.


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