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26-Feb-2021 12:05 PM EST
George Washington University Helps Digitize Popular COVID-19 Memorial
George Washington University

Artist Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg, with help from the George Washington University and University of Maryland, has launched a digital version of ‘IN AMERICA How Could This Happen…’ in an effort to continue honoring those who have died and the deaths yet to come.

Released: 2-Dec-2019 5:05 PM EST
Connecting Scientists and Ideas: Why the 2019 ASCB|EMBO Meeting is must-do
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) and the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) once again have teamed up to produce the largest gathering of cell scientists in the world. The 2019 ASCB|EMBO Meeting takes place Dec. 7-11, in Washington, DC, and is expected to attract more than 6,000 cell scientists. Those interested in attending can visit the meeting website for a complete program, a full listing of abstracts, and registration.

Released: 2-Dec-2019 1:40 PM EST
Public Health Pioneer and Pediatrician Fitzhugh Mullan Dies at Age 77
George Washington University

Fitzhugh Mullan, MD, a professor at the George Washington University (GW) revered for his lifelong commitment to social justice, health equity and health workforce policies, died on Nov. 29. He was 77.

Released: 15-Oct-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Innovation and National Security
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

The United States leads the world in innovation, research, and technology development. Since World War II, the new markets, industries, companies, and military capabilities that emerged from the country’s science and technology commitment have combined to make the United States the most secure and economically prosperous nation on earth.

Released: 6-Aug-2019 3:05 PM EDT
It’s National Farmers Market Week, and Washington, D.C. Ranks #1
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

National Farmers Market Week is being celebrated across the United States this week, and Washington, D.C. ranks number one for farmers markets among the 100 largest U.S. cities, according to the 2019 American Fitness Index® rankings published by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the Anthem Foundation.

Released: 12-Mar-2019 2:55 PM EDT
To Grow or Not to Grow? That Is the Question for Plants
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Scientists show metabolic tradeoffs result from a specific change to the grow-defend balance.

Released: 8-Mar-2019 3:05 PM EST
Forming the Ion that Made the Universe
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Research offers details on the chemistry of trihydrogen ion.

1-Mar-2019 9:50 AM EST
Secondhand Smoke Linked with Higher Kidney Disease Risk
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Exposure to secondhand smoke was linked with a higher prevalence of kidney disease, as well as development of incident kidney disease. • This association was present even at low levels of exposure.

1-Mar-2019 9:50 AM EST
Experimental Drug Lowers Serum Phosphate in Phase 3 Trial of Hemodialysis Patients
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• In a phase 3 clinical trial, tenapanor significantly lowered elevated blood phosphate in patients receiving maintenance hemodialysis, resulting in an average reduction of 1.0–1.2 mg/dL over 8 weeks. • Side effects were largely limited to softening of stool and more frequent bowel movements.

Released: 7-Mar-2019 3:05 PM EST
Water: Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Elegant theory shows how water helps separate ions involved in material synthesis and manufacturing.

Released: 6-Mar-2019 3:05 PM EST
Seeing Coherent Patterns at the Microscopic Scale
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Review highlights insights into coherence, which could help overcome roadblocks in next-generation energy systems.

Released: 6-Mar-2019 2:55 PM EST
A Simplified Way to Predict the Function of Microbial Communities
Department of Energy, Office of Science

A pioneering study offers an easier approach to study how microbes work and could help scientists advance models of the cycling of elements and nutrients in frequently flooded soils.

Released: 6-Mar-2019 2:55 PM EST
Squeezed Quantum Dots Produce More Stable Light
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Exploiting a strain-engineering approach could provide nanoscale light sources with a nonfluctuating emission wavelength for use in sensors, quantum communication, and imaging.

Released: 5-Mar-2019 3:10 PM EST
Unexpected Complexity: A 3D Look into Plant Root Relationships with Nitrogen-Fixing Bacteria
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Scientists develop a molecular map of metabolic products of bacteria in root nodules to aid sustainable agriculture.

Released: 5-Mar-2019 3:05 PM EST
Maximizing Ozone Signals
Department of Energy, Office of Science

New technique enables more efficient and precise estimates of trends in ozone and other atmospheric constituents within selected geographical regions and timeframes.

Released: 5-Mar-2019 8:05 AM EST
Suzanne O’Handley Selected as 2019 CUR-Goldwater Scholars Faculty Mentor Awardee
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Suzanne O’Handley, associate professor in the School of Chemistry and Materials Science at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), has been selected as the 2019 CUR-Goldwater Scholars Faculty Mentor Awardee.

Released: 4-Mar-2019 4:50 PM EST
Statement from the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) President Mark E. Rosenberg, MD, FASN, on Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Azar’s Remarks on Efforts to Improve Care for Kidney Patients
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

On behalf of the 40 million Americans living with kidney diseases and their families and the more than 20,000 ASN members who are physicians, scientists, nurses, and health professionals, ASN applauds the bold vision and leadership of HHS Secretary Alex M. Azar II in establishing an HHS-wide comprehensive kidney strategy and wholeheartedly agree that “we’ve waited long enough. We just need renewed ambition and the right policies.

Released: 4-Mar-2019 3:05 PM EST
How Much Water Does the World Use?
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Global data set shows monthly water use by irrigation, manufacturing, and other uses, helping researchers to analyze water use by region and season.

Released: 4-Mar-2019 1:05 PM EST
Uncovering the Microbial Food Web in Thawing Permafrost
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Recovery of more than 1500 microbial genomes shines light on how carbon is metabolized as permafrost thaws.

Released: 1-Mar-2019 2:55 PM EST
Get to the Root: Tiny Poplar Roots Extract More Water than Their Larger Counterparts after Drought
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Researchers link root water uptake to root traits and assess (poor) performance of common models.

Released: 1-Mar-2019 1:05 PM EST
Ions on the Edge
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Ions at the edge of water, exposed to air, don’t separate like they do when surrounded by water, offering insights for desalination and corrosion.

22-Feb-2019 5:00 PM EST
Generic Immunosuppressants Have Reduced Costs After Organ Transplantation
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Payments by organ transplant recipients and Medicare decreased significantly following the introduction of generic immunosuppressive medications. • Large differences in out-of-pocket payments for immunosuppressive medications between Part D beneficiaries who did and did not qualify for the Medicare low-income subsidy suggest that recipients with resources just above the threshold to qualify for the subsidy may experience considerable financial strain.

Released: 28-Feb-2019 3:10 PM EST
First Observation of Methane’s Increasing Greenhouse Effect at the Earth’s Surface
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Predictions of the direct impacts of greenhouse gases must account for local temperature and humidity conditions.

Released: 28-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
Population increases and climate change point to future US water shortages
American Geophysical Union (AGU)

WASHINGTON -- Climate change plus population growth are setting the stage for water shortages in parts of the U.S. long before the end of the century, according to a new study in the AGU journal Earth's Future.

Released: 27-Feb-2019 11:05 PM EST
S&T Launches Polar Scout Satellites Using SpaceX Falcon 9 Vehicle
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) launched two miniature cube-shaped satellites (CubeSats) into space on December 3, 2018, via the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

Released: 27-Feb-2019 10:05 PM EST
Multi-agency Partnership Launches $1.55M Challenge for New Solutions to Detect Opioids
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

Today, the Opioid Detection Challenge, a $1.55 million USD global prize competition, was launched by DHS S&T, in collaboration with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS).

Released: 27-Feb-2019 4:55 PM EST
Statement of American Psychological Association CEO on House Passage of Bill to Require Background Checks on Gun Sales
American Psychological Association (APA)

Following is the statement of Arthur C. Evans Jr., CEO of the American Psychological Association, regarding House passage of H.R. 8, a bill to require universal background checks before gun sales:

Released: 27-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST
Gust or Bust: Blustery Winds Important for Modeling Tropical Rainfall
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Researchers find gusty winds increase surface evaporation that drives summer rainstorms in the Tropical West Pacific.

Released: 27-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST
Why Toxic Methylmercury Production Increased in a Great Lakes Estuary
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Research offers evidence that microbes and organic matter raise toxin levels, potentially helping improve mercury monitoring.

Released: 27-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST
Can We Address Climate Change Without Sacrificing Water Quality?
Carnegie Institution for Science

Washington, DC--Strategies for limiting climate change must take into account their potential impact on water quality through nutrient overload, according to a new study from Carnegie's Eva Sinha and Anna Michalak published by Nature Communications. Some efforts at reducing carbon emissions could actually increase the risk of water quality impairments, they found.

Released: 27-Feb-2019 9:55 AM EST
APQ Calls on Attorney General to Break Logjam Surrounding Applications From Cannabis Growers to Enable Needed Research
American Psychological Association (APA)

The American Psychological Association has asked the U.S. attorney general to act immediately to evaluate the more than two dozen cannabis grower applications that have been languishing for more than two years at the Department of Justice, noting that the scientific community is eager to advance the research on both the harmful and therapeutic effects of marijuana and its derivatives.

Released: 26-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST
Deadline Extended to Submit Technology for Integrated First Responder Experiment in Birmingham
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

The deadline for submitting first responder technologies for assessment in the Next Generation First Responder (NGFR) – Birmingham Shaken Fury Operational Experimentation (OpEx) has been extended to March 8th.

Released: 26-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST
Starving the Oceans
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Nutrients increasingly moving to the deep ocean with strong climate warming could lead to drastic drops in surface ocean life and fishery yields.

Released: 26-Feb-2019 9:05 AM EST
Student-Led Rheumatology Interest Group Increases Interest in Field
George Washington University

A group of student and faculty researchers from the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences published outcome of establishing Rheumatology Interest Group in the International Journal of Rheumatology.

Released: 25-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST
Supplying High-Quality Cancer-Imaging Isotopes
Department of Energy, Office of Science

New method produces high-purity zirconium-89, a diagnostic radionuclide used to image cancerous tumors.

Released: 25-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST
Steady as She Goes
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Scientists tame damaging edge instabilities in steady-state conditions required in a fusion reactor.

Released: 25-Feb-2019 1:00 PM EST
Media Advisory - Briefing: Improving Children’s Health Through Better Laboratory Testing
Association for Diagnostic and Laboratory Medicine (ADLM (formerly AACC))

Healthcare providers depend on lab test results to help them diagnose and determine the most effective treatments for children—especially when treating children who are too young to communicate their symptoms. Join AACC and leading experts in laboratory medicine for a discussion about the need to develop precise pediatric reference intervals to improve lab testing for children, and the challenges that must be overcome before this can be accomplished.

Released: 22-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST
Silicon and a State of Shock
Department of Energy, Office of Science

A novel experimental geometry at the Linac Coherent Light Source reveals, for the first time, how silicon responds to shocks similar to those in a planet’s core.

Released: 22-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST
S&T Robot Test Standards Adopted in Japan’s Fukushima Decades-long Cleanup Efforts
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) developed standard test methods for robots, which the Japanese government is now beginning to apply directly to their Fukushima cleanup efforts.

Released: 22-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST
Endocrine Society objects to Title X gag rule that limits women’s access to contraception
Endocrine Society

The Endocrine Society objects to the administration’s decision to severely restrict access to the Title X Family Planning Program, the nation’s only program for affordable birth control and reproductive care.

Released: 22-Feb-2019 9:45 AM EST
Endocrine Society CEO honored with Association Leadership Award
Endocrine Society

CEO Update has selected Endocrine Society CEO Barbara Byrd Keenan, FASAE, CAE, as its Professional Society CEO of the Year.

15-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST
Evidence-Based Care May Improve Outcomes for Patients with Acute Kidney Injury
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• A set of interventions designed to improve care for patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) was associated with reductions in length of hospital stay, shorter duration of AKI episodes, and an increase in AKI incidence that likely reflected improved recognition. • The intervention also led to improvements in several metrics related to AKI care, including AKI recognition, medication optimization, and fluid assessment by clinicians.

19-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
Embargoed AJPH research: NYC transfat ban changes New Yorkers’ blood, ACA and women 18-44, Chicago behavioral health emergencies, Caribbean health
American Public Health Association (APHA)

In this issue, find research on NYC's transfat ban, the Affordable Care Act and reproductive age women, behavioral health emergencies, Caribbean health and more.

Released: 21-Feb-2019 2:45 PM EST
Do Alpha Particle Condensates Exist in Oxygen Nuclei?
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Yes. Such condensates, analogous to those in carbon-12, in heavier nuclei could change how we describe certain elements.

Released: 21-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST
Not All Ions in Tokamaks Go with the Flow
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Spectroscopic measurements reveal that main ions flow much faster than impurities at the edge of fusion-relevant plasmas.

Released: 20-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST
Measuring the Impossible: X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy of Hydrogen and Helium
Department of Energy, Office of Science

The two most abundant elements in the universe, hydrogen and helium, were previously thought to be impossible to measure by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy.

Released: 20-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST
New Model Sheds Light on Key Physics of Magnetic Islands that Can Halt Fusion Reactions
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Surprisingly, a magnetic island does not necessarily perturb the plasma current in a dangerous way and destroy fusion performance.

Released: 20-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
Earth May Be 140 Years Away From Reaching Carbon Levels Not Seen in 56 Million Years
American Geophysical Union (AGU)

Total human carbon dioxide emissions could match those of Earth's last major greenhouse warming event in fewer than five generations, new research finds.

20-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST
As Genetic Data Expand, Researchers Urge Caution in How Predictors of Learning and Education Outcomes Are Used
American Educational Research Association (AERA)

In a review published online today in AERA Open, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association, researchers from Stanford University and the University of Cambridge warn that—as the predictive power of genes tied to learning and educational outcomes increases and access to genetic data expands—researchers, educators, and policymakers must be cautious in how they use such data, interpret related findings, and, in the not-too-distant future, apply genetics-informed student interventions.