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Released: 19-Aug-2021 3:00 PM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Breakthrough Cases and COVID Boosters: Live Expert Panel for August 18, 2021
Newswise

Expert Q&A: Do breakthrough cases mean we will soon need COVID boosters? The extremely contagious Delta variant continues to spread, prompting mask mandates, proof of vaccination, and other measures. Media invited to ask the experts about these and related topics.

Released: 8-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT
Augustana University Professor’s Research Leads to Surprising Mating Decision in Butterfly Species
Augustana University, South Dakota

The males of one species of butterfly are more attracted to females that are active, not necessarily what they look like, according to a recent research conducted at Augustana University.The paper, “Behaviour before beauty: Signal weighting during mate selection in the butterfly Papilio polytes,” found that males of the species noticed the activity levels of potential female mates, not their markings.

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Released: 29-Nov-2013 10:00 AM EST
High Cholesterol Fuels the Growth and Spread of Breast Cancer
Duke Health

A byproduct of cholesterol functions like the hormone estrogen to fuel the growth and spread of the most common types of breast cancers, researchers at the Duke Cancer Institute report.

13-Jun-2011 1:50 PM EDT
Johns Hopkins Study Probes "Sacred Mushroom" Chemical
Council on Spiritual Practices

Scientists at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have zeroed in on the dose levels of the “sacred mushroom” chemical psilocybin yielding positive, life-changing experiences, while minimizing transient negative reactions. Former U.S. "Drug Czar" comments.

Released: 10-Jun-2011 6:00 AM EDT
A New Way to Make Lighter, Stronger Steel - In A Flash
Ohio State University

A Detroit entrepreneur surprised university engineers recently, when he invented a heat-treatment that makes steel 7 percent stronger than any steel on record – in less than 10 seconds.

Released: 8-Jun-2011 11:00 AM EDT
Getting Rid of Clutter Leads to Mental Clarity, Liberation, Professor Says
Middle Tennessee State University

After becoming a full professor, Jackie Gilbert felt the need to purge her office (and her life) of papers, files, notebooks and artifacts--all those things that were cluttering her life and mind. It was liberating, she says.

6-Jun-2011 10:00 AM EDT
Apple Peel Makes Mice Mighty
University of Iowa

Ursolic acid -- a waxy substance found in apple peel -- reduces muscle wasting and promotes muscle growth in mice; it also reduces fat, blood sugar levels, cholesterol and triglycerides. The U. Iowa findings suggest that ursolic acid may be useful for treating muscle wasting and possibly metabolic disorders such as diabetes.

Released: 7-Jun-2011 12:00 PM EDT
Newly-Digitized, Never-Before-Seen Videos of "Beat Generation" Poets Released
University of North Dakota

Recently discovered and newly digitized versions of never-before-released videos of the “Beat Generation” poets are now on line. The 1974 footage records the 5th Annual University of North Dakota Writers Conference, featuring Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Gregory Corso, Michael McClure, Kenneth Rexroth and Peter Orlovsky.

Released: 7-Jun-2011 11:00 AM EDT
New System for Repairing Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
Loyola Medicine

A new system is enabling physicians to repair life-threatening abdominal aortic aneurysms with greater precision.

5-Jun-2011 10:15 AM EDT
Cut Down on “Carbs” to Reduce Body Fat, Study Authors Say
Endocrine Society

A modest reduction in consumption of carbohydrate foods may promote loss of deep belly fat, even with little or no change in weight, a new study finds. Presentation of the study results will be Sunday at The Endocrine Society’s 93rd Annual Meeting in Boston.

27-May-2011 1:00 PM EDT
Blast-Related Brain Injuries Detected in U.S. Military
Washington University in St. Louis

An advanced imaging technique has revealed that some U.S. military personnel with mild blast-related traumatic brain injuries have abnormalities in the brain that have not been seen with other types of imaging.

Released: 1-Jun-2011 4:35 PM EDT
Women with BRCA Mutations Can Take Hormone-Replacement Therapy Safely After Ovary Removal
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Women with the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutations, which are linked to a very high risk of breast and ovarian cancer, can safely take hormone-replacement therapy (HRT) to mitigate menopausal symptoms after surgical removal of their ovaries, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania which will be presented Monday, June 6 during the American Society for Clinical Oncology’s annual meeting. Results of the prospective study indicated that women with BRCA mutations who had their ovaries removed and took short-term HRT had a decrease in the risk of developing breast cancer.

Released: 31-May-2011 8:35 AM EDT
Biodegradable Products May Be Bad For The Environment
North Carolina State University

Research from North Carolina State University shows that so-called biodegradable products are likely doing more harm than good in landfills, because they are releasing a powerful greenhouse gas as they break down.

Released: 31-May-2011 8:15 AM EDT
People with Body-Image Disorders Process 'Big Picture' Visual Information Abnormally
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

People suffering from body dysmorphic disorder, or BDD — a severe mental illness characterized by debilitating misperceptions that one appears disfigured and ugly — process visual information abnormally, even when looking at inanimate objects.

Released: 23-May-2011 11:00 AM EDT
Whites Believe They Are Victims of Racism More Often Than Blacks
Tufts University

Whites believe they are the primary victims of racial bias in America. Whites and blacks agree that anti-black racism has decreased. But whites now believe "reverse racism" has increased and is a bigger problem than anti-black bias.

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18-May-2011 10:20 AM EDT
New Studies Reveal Stunning Evidence that Cell Phone Radiation Damages DNA, Brain and Sperm
Environmental Health Trust

New studies carried out by scientists in Turkey, Russia and Israel, have investigated a variety of biological effects triggered by cell phones. Two years after false accusations against scientists who described DNA breaks, now the recent results finally show, that exposure induced DNA breaks are real.

Released: 2-May-2011 10:00 AM EDT
23 Studies Find Positive Link Between Library Spending and Student Learning
Dick Jones Communications

When support for school libraries rises reading scores rise too. That's what researchers at Mansfield University in PA found when they examined studies done in 22 states and one Canadian province.

Newswise: IU Health & Wellness: Foam Rollers, Over-Exercising and Core Work for Seniors
Released: 21-Apr-2011 10:00 AM EDT
IU Health & Wellness: Foam Rollers, Over-Exercising and Core Work for Seniors
Indiana University

Indiana U. experts discuss how to use a foam roller to reduce two common aches, why fitness facilities should keep an eye out for over-exercising, and why it's never too late to start strengthening core muscles -- and it's likely easier than most people think.

Newswise: Peppermint Earns Respect in Mainstream Medicine
Released: 19-Apr-2011 2:00 AM EDT
Peppermint Earns Respect in Mainstream Medicine
University of Adelaide

University of Adelaide researchers have shown for the first time how peppermint helps to relieve Irritable Bowel Syndrome, which affects up to 20% of the population.

2-Mar-2011 10:00 AM EST
Ethicists Outline Ways to Improve Risk/Benefit Estimates in New Drug Trials
McGill University

It’s all too familiar: researchers announce the discovery of a new drug that eradicates disease in animals. Then, a few years later, the drug bombs in human trials. Now, two medical ethicists argue that this pattern of boom and bust may be related to the way researchers predict outcomes of their work in early stages of drug development.

Released: 8-Mar-2011 12:35 PM EST
Immigration Policy in an Anti-Immigrant Era
University of Kentucky

UK's new interdisciplinary initiative for policy and social research, QIPSR, will sponsor a conference on immigration this week.

Released: 8-Mar-2011 11:55 AM EST
Gene Therapy Treatment to Combat Parkinson's Disease
Rush University Medical Center

Physicians at Rush University Medical Center are testing a unique gene therapy product called CERE-120 to evaluate if its use can improve the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Rush is one of 11 sites in the U.S. and the only site in Illinois enrolling patients into the new, double-blinded trial.

Newswise: California Islands Give Up Evidence of Early Seafaring
1-Mar-2011 8:00 AM EST
California Islands Give Up Evidence of Early Seafaring
University of Oregon

Evidence for a diversified sea-based economy among North American inhabitants dating from 12,200 to 11,400 years ago is emerging from three sites on California's Channel Islands.

Released: 3-Mar-2011 12:15 PM EST
Drop in Temperature May Explain the Increase in Dry Eye Suffering
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

Springtime may be just what the doctor orders for individuals suffering from dry eye condition, a disorder resulting from insufficient tear production or altered tear film composition. According to a study published in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, a temperature less than 30 degrees Celsius on the eye and eyelid could be the cause for the onset or worsening of the disorder.

Released: 2-Mar-2011 12:15 PM EST
Potassium Levels Possible Key to Racial Disparity in Type 2 Diabetes
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Lower potassium levels in the blood may help explain why African-Americans are twice as likely to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes as whites, according to a new study by Johns Hopkins researchers.

Released: 28-Feb-2011 1:30 PM EST
Facebook Linked To One In Five Divorces in the United States
Loyola Medicine

Loyola psychologist says some simple steps can prevent online relationships from blossoming from friendly talk into full-fledged affairs.

Newswise: Environmental Health Trust Experts Warn That Cell Phone Radiation Excites the Brain of Healthy Adults
22-Feb-2011 10:30 AM EST
Environmental Health Trust Experts Warn That Cell Phone Radiation Excites the Brain of Healthy Adults
Environmental Health Trust

Lack of brain tumor epidemic does not prove safety of cell phones; warning labels needed.

Released: 22-Feb-2011 12:30 PM EST
Higher Vitamin D Intake Needed to Reduce Cancer Risk
University of California San Diego Health

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha have reported that markedly higher intake of vitamin D is needed to reach blood levels that can prevent or markedly cut the incidence of breast cancer and several other major diseases than had been originally thought.

Released: 17-Feb-2011 9:00 AM EST
Beyond Tender Loving Care: ‘TLCS’ Promise Health and Happiness
American Psychological Association (APA)

Lifestyle changes—such as getting more exercise, time in nature, or helping others—can be as effective as drugs or counseling to treat an array of mental illnesses according to a new paper published by the American Psychological Association.

11-Feb-2011 2:30 PM EST
Hungering for Longevity----Scientists Identify the Confluence of Aging Signals
Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Substantial evidence suggests that lifespan is increased if an organism restricts its daily calorie intake, a spartan regime that some say works by just making life seem longer. A team of scientists from the Salk Institute of Biological Studies has discovered a molecular switch flipped by hunger that could not only make longevity more appetizing but identify drug targets for patients with aging-related diseases such as type II diabetes or cancer.

8-Feb-2011 8:00 AM EST
New Hybrid Drug, Derived from Common Spice, May Protect, Rebuild Brain Cells After Stroke
Cedars-Sinai

Whether or not you’re fond of Indian, Southeast Asian and Middle Eastern food, stroke researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center think you may become a fan of one of their key spices. The scientists created a new molecule from curcumin, a chemical component of the golden-colored spice turmeric, and found in laboratory experiments that it affects mechanisms that protect and help regenerate brain cells after stroke.

Newswise: Fetal Surgery Takes a Huge Step Forward in Treating Children with Spina Bifida
8-Feb-2011 5:00 PM EST
Fetal Surgery Takes a Huge Step Forward in Treating Children with Spina Bifida
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Performing delicate surgery in the womb, months before birth, can substantially improve outcomes for children with a spina bifida, a common, disabling birth defect of the spine.

4-Feb-2011 1:20 PM EST
Psychotic Illness Appears to Begin at Younger Age Among Those Who Use Cannabis
JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

Cannabis use appears to be associated with an earlier onset of psychotic illness, according to a meta-analysis of previously published studies posted online today that will appear in the June print issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

3-Feb-2011 9:00 AM EST
Scientists Find New Link Between Genes and Stress Response, Depression
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

People who produce lower levels of the brain molecule neuropeptide Y appear to be at increased risk of developing a major depressive disorder, U-M study finds.

Released: 7-Feb-2011 11:25 AM EST
Tree-Stand Falls Rise Among Alabama Hunters
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Alabama hunters fell out of tree stands at an alarming rate during the recent deer-hunting season. Fourteen fell and four died — the highest number of fatalities from tree-stand falls ever seen in a single year in the state, says the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

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Released: 4-Feb-2011 2:10 PM EST
Jefferson Beating Infections with ‘Wash ‘Em’ Music Video
Thomas Jefferson University

Hospital takes creative spin on getting more employees to wash hands.

Released: 4-Feb-2011 10:50 AM EST
For Many Leisure May be the Best Medicine
Canisius College

Leisure experts say "play" is as important to a patient's health as keeping cholesterol levels in check and getting regular exercise. Research shows leisure plays a pivotalrole in maintaining a healthy, well-balanced life.

Released: 1-Feb-2011 10:55 AM EST
New Study Alters Long Held Beliefs about Shingles
Mayo Clinic

For decades, medical wisdom about shingles has been that it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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Released: 26-Jan-2011 2:00 PM EST
NASA's Hubble Finds Most Distant Galaxy Candidate Ever Seen in Universe
Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

Astronomers have pushed NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to its limits by finding what is likely to be the most distant object ever seen in the universe.

Released: 25-Jan-2011 2:00 PM EST
Multiple Concussions Linked to Lasting Symptoms in High School Athletes
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

In the wake of recent reports of long-term health effects of repeated concussions in professional athletes, a new study finds increased rates of concussion-related symptoms in high-school athletes with a history of two or more previous concussions. The study will appear in an upcoming issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health

Newswise: Award-Winning Organists Perform at Spelman for Annual Recital Series
Released: 21-Jan-2011 1:30 PM EST
Award-Winning Organists Perform at Spelman for Annual Recital Series
Spelman College

The award-winning talents of some of today's most celebrated organists will be on display during the 2011 Harreld-James Organ Recital Series. Presented by the Spelman College department of music, the series will begin with an electrifying performance by Elizabeth and Raymond Chenault, recognized by many as America's premier duo organists. It will also feature the ever-present artistry and virtuosity of Timothy Albrecht, Atlanta's Emory University organist, as well as the talents of Wayne Barr, director of choral music at Tuskegee University.

Released: 18-Jan-2011 10:00 AM EST
New Treatment Unlocks Curled Fingers
Loyola Medicine

A new, nonsurgical treatment now is available for Dupuytren's contracture, a debilitating condition that curls fingers toward the palm.

30-Dec-2010 2:00 PM EST
Antibiotic Treatment Effective for Patients with the Most Common Gastrointestinal Disorder in U.S.
Cedars-Sinai

A ground-breaking antibiotic therapy developed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is the first potential drug treatment to provide irritable bowel syndrome patients with long-lasting relief of their symptoms even after they stop taking the medication, according to a study published in the Jan. 6 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Released: 5-Jan-2011 7:20 AM EST
Boston, New England Feel Record Heat in 2010
Cornell University

For Boston, 2010 was the hottest year since at least 1872, according to the Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University. Four other cities in New England also had their all-time hottest year. In all, 23 of the 35 cities monitored saw the average temperature for 2010 rank among the 10 hottest years on record.

Released: 4-Jan-2011 3:00 PM EST
The Effect of Diet on Mental Energy
Life Sciences Research Organization (LSRO)

The marketplace abounds with claims that various foods, beverages, and dietary supplements increase mental energy. Life Sciences Research Organization has undertaken a review of the scientific evidence for more than 35 food ingredients; dietary supplements, constituents, and factors; and any measure of mental energy that could support these claims.

30-Dec-2010 12:30 PM EST
Even Healthy Cats Act Sick When Their Routine Is Disrupted
Ohio State University

A cat regularly vomiting hairballs or refusing to eat probably isn’t being finicky or otherwise “cat-like,” despite what conventional wisdom might say.

22-Dec-2010 10:40 AM EST
Infants Not Exempt From Obesity Epidemic
Health Behavior News Service

Obesity might begin in babies as young as nine months old, a revealing new study finds.

Released: 28-Dec-2010 2:55 PM EST
Kennedy Krieger Institute Opens First Clinic for Albright Hereditary Osteodystrophy
Kennedy Krieger Institute

National news network to air story on families affected by this rare genetic condition.

20-Dec-2010 3:40 PM EST
Protein Involved in Early Steps of Melanoma Development Revealed
Sanford Burnham Prebys

Protein required for early stages of melanoma development can also predict melanoma outcome.

21-Dec-2010 11:55 AM EST
Kidney Disease Patients: Eat Your Veggies, Reward Your Kidneys
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

Phosphorous levels plummet in kidney disease patients who stick to a vegetarian diet, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology (CJASN). The results suggest that eating vegetables rather than meat can help kidney disease patients avoid accumulating toxic levels of this mineral in their bodies.


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