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Released: 21-Apr-2023 3:10 PM EDT
TRANSCRIPT AND VIDEO AVAILABLE Live Event for April 21: Sleeping pill reduces levels of Alzheimer’s proteins

Researcher will discuss the study which involved a sleeping aid known as suvorexant that is already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for insomnia, hints at the potential of sleep medications to slow or stop the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

Newswise: George Crabtree, energy trailblazer remembered as a ​“great listener” and ​“boundless explorer”, dead at 78
Released: 27-Jan-2023 5:35 PM EST
George Crabtree, energy trailblazer remembered as a ​“great listener” and ​“boundless explorer”, dead at 78
Argonne National Laboratory

George Crabtree, director of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research at Argonne and a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is fondly remembered for his impactful leadership that elevated energy research.

Newswise: In Memoriam: Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Professor Emerita Fannie Gaston-Johansson
Released: 12-Jan-2023 4:10 PM EST
In Memoriam: Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Professor Emerita Fannie Gaston-Johansson
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Fannie Gaston-Johansson, a beloved Johns Hopkins School of Nursing professor emerita and nursing pioneer, passed away on January 7. She was 84 years old. Gaston-Johansson was the first African-American woman to be a tenured, full professor at Johns Hopkins University.

Newswise: ARN Co-Founder and Former Executive Director Dagny Engle, RN CAE, dies at 87
Released: 11-Jan-2023 5:05 PM EST
ARN Co-Founder and Former Executive Director Dagny Engle, RN CAE, dies at 87
Association of Rehabilitation Nurses

The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) and the Association Management Center (AMC) are regretful to announce the passing of ARN and AMC co-founder Dagny Engle, RN CAE, on January 2, 2023.

Released: 3-Jan-2023 1:35 PM EST
UNH Catholicism Expert to Comment on Funeral and Legacy of Pope Benedict XVI
University of New Hampshire

Michele Dillion, a professor of sociology at the University of New Hampshire and an expert in Catholicism, can talk about the historical significance of Benedict’s resignation, how it changes the funeral ceremony and the troubled legacy he leaves behind.

Newswise: Remembering AANEM Past President George Kraft, MD, MS
Released: 22-Nov-2022 12:55 PM EST
Remembering AANEM Past President George Kraft, MD, MS
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

The American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) is saddened to learn of the passing of longtime AANEM member and previous AANEM president, George Kraft MD, MS, on November 1, 2022.

Released: 18-Nov-2022 3:55 PM EST
Pulmonary Fibrosis Claims Life of R&B Singer B. Smyth
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation

B. Smyth, 28, died on Nov. 17, 2022, after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis, according to an Instagram post featuring his brother Denzil. Pulmonary fibrosis (PF) is a progressive, debilitating disease that causes scarring in the lungs and does not presently have a cure.

Released: 13-Sep-2022 9:45 AM EDT
Media Availability: UNH British Historian to Comment on Queen Elizabeth’s Funeral and Future of Monarchy
University of New Hampshire

Nicoletta Gullace, associate professor of history at the University of New Hampshire and an expert on the Royal Family, is available to talk about the historical significance of the queen’s death, protocols and ceremonies leading up to her funeral, the transition of power to now King Charles III and what this all might mean for the future of the monarchy.

Newswise: King Charles will serve as bridge for British royal family, expert says
Released: 12-Sep-2022 3:15 PM EDT
King Charles will serve as bridge for British royal family, expert says
Virginia Tech

King Charles will serve as bridge for British royal family, expert says King Charles III reign will serve as a bridge between Queen Elizabeth II and a different, smaller Royal Family, says Marlene Koening, a librarian for Virginia Tech’s Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center and a recognized expert on British and European royalty.

Released: 12-Sep-2022 1:55 PM EDT
Death of Queen Elizabeth II the “end of an era”
Binghamton University, State University of New York

The death of Queen Elizabeth marks the end of an era according to Andrew Walkling, a historian at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

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

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: 5-May-2021 12:05 PM EDT
Remembering Carmel Bitondo Dyer, MD, renowned geriatrician and champion for older adults
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Carmel Bitondo Dyer, MD, an internationally renowned geriatrician and executive director of the Consortium on Aging at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), passed away Tuesday, May 4. She was 62.

Released: 12-Apr-2021 3:45 PM EDT
Penn State Mourns the Loss of Della Roy
Penn State Materials Research Institute

The Penn State and materials research communities are mourning the loss of Della M. Roy, emeritus professor of materials science and a founding member of the Penn State Materials Research Laboratory (MRL), now the Materials Research Institute (MRI). Della died on March 27 at age 94. Della was known as an international leader in the field of cement and concrete research and for being a groundbreaker for women in science.

Released: 10-Feb-2020 12:05 PM EST
Common medication may lower risk of 'broken heart' during bereavement
University of Sydney

The increased risk of heart attack or "a broken heart" in early bereavement could be reduced by using common medication in a novel way, according to a world-first study led by the University of Sydney and funded by Heart Research Australia.

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: 24-Oct-2019 3:30 PM EDT
Janardhan Manickam, Former Head of Theory Division and International Collaborator, Passes Away
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

PPPL physicist Janardhan (Manny) Manickam was an international collaborator who was head of the Theory Division and an expert in magnetohydrodynamics and helped develop the PEST computer code used to predict disruptions in fusion experiments.

Released: 3-Jul-2019 4:25 PM EDT
Joslin Diabetes Center Remembers Lee Iacocca
Joslin Diabetes Center

Joslin Diabetes Center, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is paying tribute to the late Lee Iacocca, who passed away on July 2, at age 94. Mr. Iacocca was a generous supporter of research to find a cure for type 1 diabetes.

Released: 12-Apr-2019 4:30 PM EDT
David Thouless — Nobel Laureate and University of Washington Professor Emeritus — Dies at Age 84
University of Washington

David James Thouless, Nobel laureate and a professor emeritus at the University of Washington, died in Cambridge in the U.K. on April 6, 2019. He was 84 years old.

Released: 5-Dec-2018 1:05 PM EST
‘Special Airlift Mission 41’ To Conduct College Station Flyover In Honor Of President George H.W. Bush
Texas A&M University

The 89th Airlift Wing, based at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, will conduct a tribute flight in honor of former President George H.W. Bush with an Air Force VC-25A over the interment site at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library Center on the campus of Texas A&M University today at about 3:55 p.m. CST.

Released: 7-Nov-2018 9:35 AM EST
In Memoriam: Thomas Steitz, Nobel Laureate, 78
Brookhaven National Laboratory

His Nobel Prize-winning studies of the ribosome’s structure were conducted in part at Brookhaven’s former National Synchrotron Light Source.

Released: 10-Oct-2018 4:05 PM EDT
IMSA Announces Passing of Founder, Dr. Leon Lederman
Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

It is with heartfelt sorrow that Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy announces the death of its founder, Dr. Leon Lederman, on Wednesday, October 3 at the age of 96. As a physicist, researcher, university professor, national laboratory director, and Nobel Laureate, Dr. Leon Lederman influenced the role of science and science education, but will be remembered most by the IMSA Community for his love of science and students.

Released: 16-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT
‘Soul Serenade:’ Aretha Franklin’s Legacy of Music
West Virginia University

As the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin’s music was woven into the tapestry of the American experience, the “emotional depth” of a country struggling with racial divides and the emergence of women demanding respect and equal rights. West Virginia University’s Travis Stimeling says with Franklin’s range of genres—from gospel and jazz to country—she earned her place as a “masterful interpreter of songs.”

Released: 9-Jul-2018 4:30 PM EDT
Kimishige Ishizaka, Distinguished Immunologist Who Guided Growth of Nascent La Jolla Institute, Dies
La Jolla Institute for Immunology

Dr. Kimishige Ishizaka, discoverer of a novel class of antibodies and the first Scientific Director of the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (LJI), has died on July 6 in Yamagata City, Japan. He was 92 years old.

Released: 8-Jun-2018 4:30 PM EDT
Warning Signs: Is Someone You Love at Risk for Suicide?

Waguih W. IsHak, MD, a Cedars-Sinai expert in detecting and treating depression, is available for interviews today and throughout the weekend to discuss how you can help a loved one who is having suicidal thoughts.

Released: 9-Apr-2018 7:05 PM EDT
Modern Dance Giant Donald McKayle Has Died
University of California, Irvine

Modern dance pioneer Donald McKayle, one of the first African American men to break through racial barriers via dance, has died. The iconic performer, choreographer, teacher, director and writer had a wide-ranging impact on the United States’ creative and cultural landscape. He died Friday night, according to his wife. He was 87 years old.

Released: 28-Mar-2018 3:05 PM EDT
Statement From University Health Network on the Death of Peter Munk
University Health Network (UHN)

Mr. Peter Munk has been one of the hospital’s most influential and loyal supporters for many years, serving on the Board of Trustees of the hospital, acting as an advisor to many of the hospital’s leaders, and supporting the creation, evolution and growth of the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre.

Released: 23-Mar-2018 3:05 PM EDT
Nova Southeastern University Mourns the Loss of H. Wayne Huizenga, Celebrates His Legacy
Nova Southeastern University

The impact H. Wayne Huizenga had on Nova Southeastern University is immeasurable. He had a tremendous, positive impact on so many lives.

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