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Newswise: California Condor Chick Hatches on Live “Condor Cam”
Released: 19-May-2022 3:50 PM EDT
California Condor Chick Hatches on Live “Condor Cam”
Cornell University

A brand-new endangered California Condor chick hatched on May 14, and viewers can watch live as the little one grows up to become a majestic denizen of the skies.

Newswise: Facebook Posts May Reveal Individuals at Risk for Excessive Drinking
Released: 19-May-2022 3:25 PM EDT
Facebook Posts May Reveal Individuals at Risk for Excessive Drinking
Stony Brook University

In a newly published study, co-author H. Andrew Schwartz, PhD, of the Department of Computer Science at Stony Brook University, and colleagues determined that the language people used in Facebook posts can identify those at risk for hazardous drinking habits and alcohol use disorders.

Newswise: Avian influenza: How It’s Spreading and What to Know About This Outbreak
18-May-2022 4:20 PM EDT
Avian influenza: How It’s Spreading and What to Know About This Outbreak
Tufts University

A new study from Tufts University and other collaborators takes a data-driven look at influenza viruses circulating among different groups of birds and characterizes which types of birds are involved in spreading the virus. This paper publishes at a time when a highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza has been spreading across North America.

Newswise:Video Embedded study-finds-why-baby-leatherback-marine-turtles-can-t-see-the-sea
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Released: 19-May-2022 8:30 AM EDT
Study Finds Why Baby Leatherback Marine Turtles Can’t ‘See the Sea’
Florida Atlantic University

For most sea turtles, the journey to find the ocean from their nests is pretty straightforward. However, leatherback hatchlings more often crawl around in circles trying to find the ocean. Circling delays their entry into the ocean, wastes energy, and places them at greater danger from natural predators. Under different moon phases: bright light during full moon and only starlight under new moon, researchers have a better understanding of why this circling behavior happens and why it is most commonly observed in leatherbacks.

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Newswise: Conservationists Find High DDT and PCB Contamination Risk for Critically Endangered California Coastal Condors
Released: 18-May-2022 2:55 PM EDT
Conservationists Find High DDT and PCB Contamination Risk for Critically Endangered California Coastal Condors
San Diego State University

A new study has found contaminants that were banned decades ago are still imperiling critically endangered California condors.

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Newswise: NBA sees rise in acts of symbolic violence
12-May-2022 9:25 AM EDT
NBA sees rise in acts of symbolic violence
PLOS

Basketball commentators also often voice support for physical violence and frame symbolic violence as harmless.

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Released: 18-May-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Study Finds Parrots Use Their Heads as a “Third Limb”
New York Institute of Technology, New York Tech

For the first time, researchers find that parrots climb by using their head as a third “limb.”

Newswise: University of Minnesota Technology Allows Amputees to Control a Robotic Arm with Their Mind
Released: 17-May-2022 9:00 AM EDT
University of Minnesota Technology Allows Amputees to Control a Robotic Arm with Their Mind
University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering

A team of biomedical engineering researchers and industry collaborators have developed a way to tap into a patient’s brain signals through a neural chip implanted in the arm, effectively reading the patient’s mind and opening the door for less invasive alternatives to brain surgeries.

Released: 16-May-2022 5:05 PM EDT
Weights can be weapons in battle against obesity
Edith Cowan University

People battling with their weight who are unable to do aerobic exercise can hit the gym instead and still see positive results.

Newswise: Women 1.5x More Likely Than Men to Wake Up Feeling Tired
Released: 16-May-2022 12:40 PM EDT
Women 1.5x More Likely Than Men to Wake Up Feeling Tired
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

A new survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) reveals women are more likely than men to wake up feeling tired and are more likely to have sleepiness affect their daily lives.

Released: 16-May-2022 8:05 AM EDT
Humans May Have Evolved to Show Signs of Stress to Evoke Support From Others
University of Portsmouth

Showing signs of stress could make us more likeable and prompt others to act more positively towards us, according to a new study by scientists at Nottingham Trent University and the University of Portsmouth.

Released: 12-May-2022 4:10 PM EDT
Large-Scale Ocean Sanctuaries Could Protect Coral Reefs From Climate Change
Ohio State University

Earth’s oceans are home to some of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet, but warming temperatures are causing many marine animals, including coral, to die out.

Newswise: What Caused This Megatooth Shark’s Massive Toothache?
Released: 12-May-2022 12:05 PM EDT
What Caused This Megatooth Shark’s Massive Toothache?
North Carolina State University

Did the world’s largest prehistoric shark need an orthodontist, or did it just have a bad lunch?

Newswise: Illinois astronomers help capture first image of Milky Way's black hole
Released: 12-May-2022 10:00 AM EDT
Illinois astronomers help capture first image of Milky Way's black hole
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

A team of University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign researchers led by physics professor Charles Gammie is part of a large international collaboration that unveiled the first image of the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way.

Newswise: Astronomers Reveal First Image of the Black Hole at the Heart of Our Galaxy
Released: 12-May-2022 9:10 AM EDT
Astronomers Reveal First Image of the Black Hole at the Heart of Our Galaxy
National Radio Astronomy Observatory

At simultaneous press conferences around the world, including at a National Science Foundation-sponsored press conference at the US National Press Club in Washington, D.C., astronomers have unveiled the first image of the supermassive black hole at the center of our own Milky Way galaxy. This result provides overwhelming evidence that the object is indeed a black hole and yields valuable clues about the workings of such giants, which are thought to reside at the center of most galaxies. The image was produced by a global research team called the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration, using observations from a worldwide network of radio telescopes.

Newswise: How Shark Teeth Can Decipher Evolutionary Processes
Released: 12-May-2022 4:05 AM EDT
How Shark Teeth Can Decipher Evolutionary Processes
University of Vienna

From embryo to turtle cracker: a team led by palaeobiologist Julia Türtscher from the University of Vienna studied the multiple changes in tooth shape in the tiger shark. The study, recently published in the Journal of Anatomy, is also central in drawing conclusions about extinct species from the myriad of preserved shark teeth in the field of palaeontology.

9-May-2022 10:25 AM EDT
Common steroids after ‘long Covid’ recovery may cut risk of death by up to 51%
Frontiers

Researchers show that severe inflammation during hospitalization for Covid-19 increases risk of death within one year from seeming recovery by 61%. This risk is mitigated if anti-inflammatory steroids are prescribed upon discharge. We need to think of Covid-19 as a potentially chronic disease that requires long-term management, argue the authors.

Newswise: Researchers Reveal the Origin Story for Carbon-12, a Building Block for Life
Released: 11-May-2022 9:25 AM EDT
Researchers Reveal the Origin Story for Carbon-12, a Building Block for Life
Iowa State University

After running simulations on the world's most powerful supercomputer, an international team of researchers has developed a theory for the nuclear structure and origin of carbon-12, the stuff of life. The theory favors the production of carbon-12 in the cosmos.

Released: 10-May-2022 4:55 PM EDT
What makes some more afraid of change than others?
Louisiana State University

Humans are undoubtedly altering the natural environment. But how wild animals respond to these changes is complex and unclear. In a new study published today, scientists have discovered significant differences in how the brain works in two distinct personality types: those who act fearless and those who seem afraid of new things.

4-May-2022 3:05 PM EDT
COVID-19 pandemic led to increase in loneliness around the world
American Psychological Association (APA)

People around the world experienced an increase in loneliness during the COVID-19 pandemic, which, although small, could have implications for people’s long-term mental and physical health, longevity, and well-being, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

Newswise: Scientists Are Amazed at How Fast Taiwan's Crust Is Moving
Released: 6-May-2022 4:50 PM EDT
Scientists Are Amazed at How Fast Taiwan's Crust Is Moving
University of Oregon

A new study finds evidence of surprisingly rapid upward movement of earth’s crust on the island of Taiwan. Over roughly half a million years, the Coastal Range of east Taiwan was rising at a rate of 9 to 14 millimeters per year, the research shows.

Newswise: Hubble Reveals Surviving Companion Star in Aftermath of Supernova
Released: 5-May-2022 10:00 AM EDT
Hubble Reveals Surviving Companion Star in Aftermath of Supernova
Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

Astronomers using Hubble have found a companion star previously hidden in the glare of its partner’s supernova.

Newswise: Scientists Identify the Most Extreme Heatwaves Ever Recorded Globally
3-May-2022 5:05 AM EDT
Scientists Identify the Most Extreme Heatwaves Ever Recorded Globally
University of Bristol

A new study has revealed the most intense heatwaves ever across the world – and remarkably some of these went almost unnoticed decades ago.

Newswise: Links between paranormal beliefs and cognitive function described by 40 years of research
27-Apr-2022 10:40 AM EDT
Links between paranormal beliefs and cognitive function described by 40 years of research
PLOS

New evaluation of prior studies finds increasing quality and areas for further improvement.

Newswise: Taste of the future: Robot chef learns to ‘taste as you go’
Released: 4-May-2022 1:50 PM EDT
Taste of the future: Robot chef learns to ‘taste as you go’
University of Cambridge

A robot ‘chef’ has been trained to taste food at different stages of the chewing process to assess whether it’s sufficiently seasoned.

Released: 4-May-2022 12:05 PM EDT
MD Anderson Research Highlights for May 4, 2022
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Featured studies include clinical advances with a new combination therapy targeting angiogenesis in platinum-resistant ovarian cancer and a promising immunotherapy combination for kidney cancer, plus laboratory studies that focus on targeting ferroptosis in specific lung cancers, developing chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapies for blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasms, and characterizing racial and ethnic disparities in breast cancer early detection.

Released: 3-May-2022 3:05 PM EDT
Children Without Diapers Sleep Poorly
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Children whose parents cannot afford diapers do not get quality sleep, according to a study by the Rutgers School of Nursing.

Newswise: Scientists, Students Set Deepwater Coring Record for Atlantic Ocean
Released: 3-May-2022 2:45 PM EDT
Scientists, Students Set Deepwater Coring Record for Atlantic Ocean
University of Rhode Island

A URI-led expedition to the Puerto Rico Trench took what researchers believe to be the deepest water core samples ever taken in the Atlantic. They’re also the deepest water cores taken anywhere in the oceans since 1962.

Released: 2-May-2022 2:25 PM EDT
Study finds children with vegetarian diet have similar growth and nutrition compared to children who eat meat
St. Michael's Hospital

A study of nearly 9,000 children found those who eat a vegetarian diet had similar measures of growth and nutrition compared to children who eat meat.

Newswise: New Study Shows Hybrid Learning Led to Significant Reduction in Covid-19 Spread
Released: 28-Apr-2022 4:50 PM EDT
New Study Shows Hybrid Learning Led to Significant Reduction in Covid-19 Spread
Georgia Institute of Technology

A new study published in BMC Public Health shows that hybrid learning utilizing alternating school days for children offers a significant reduction in community disease spread. Total closure in favor of remote learning, however, offers little additional advantage over that hybrid option.

Newswise: Clues into a Sleep Mystery
Released: 28-Apr-2022 4:15 PM EDT
Clues into a Sleep Mystery
Harvard Medical School

Scientists pinpoint the molecular epicenter of deep-sleep regulation. The findings, based on research in mice, identify a gene that makes a protein that regulates delta waves—electrical signals between neurons that occur during the deepest phases of relaxation and are a hallmark of restorative sleep.

Newswise: Dolphin Bycatch From Fishing Practices Unsustainable, Study Finds
28-Apr-2022 5:05 AM EDT
Dolphin Bycatch From Fishing Practices Unsustainable, Study Finds
University of Bristol

An international team of researchers have developed a method to assess sustainable levels of human-caused wildlife mortality, which when applied to a trawl fishery shows that dolphin capture is not sustainable.

Released: 28-Apr-2022 3:45 PM EDT
Study: Diminishing Arctic Sea Ice Has Lasting Impacts on Global Climate
University at Albany, State University of New York

As the impacts of climate change are felt around the world, no area is experiencing more drastic changes than the northern polar region.

Released: 28-Apr-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Childhood Obesity Increases Risk of Type 1 Diabetes
University of Bristol

Being overweight in childhood increases the risk of developing type 1 diabetes in later life, according to the findings of a new study that analysed genetic data on over 400,000 individuals. The study, co-led by researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Oxford and published today in Nature Communications, also provides evidence that being overweight over many years from childhood influences the risk of other diseases including asthma, eczema and hypothyroidism.

Newswise: New Regional Bird Guides Simplify Identification
Released: 28-Apr-2022 10:50 AM EDT
New Regional Bird Guides Simplify Identification
Cornell University

There’s a brand-new series of seven field guides to help people learn about the birds found in their region of the United States and Canada.

Newswise: New study finds climate change could spark the next pandemic
Released: 28-Apr-2022 9:55 AM EDT
New study finds climate change could spark the next pandemic
Georgetown University Medical Center

As the earth’s climate continues to warm, researchers predict wild animals will be forced to relocate their habitats – likely to regions with large human populations – dramatically increasing the risk of a viral jump to humans that could lead to the next pandemic.

Newswise: Before Stonehenge monuments, hunter-gatherers made use of open habitats
21-Apr-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Before Stonehenge monuments, hunter-gatherers made use of open habitats
PLOS

Study investigates habitat conditions encountered by first farmers and monument-builders.

Released: 27-Apr-2022 11:05 AM EDT
More and More Young Children Are Accidentally Ingesting Cannabis Edibles
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

For the fourth year in a row the NJ Poison Control Center has seen an increase in calls concerning children who accidentally consumed cannabis (marijuana, THC) edibles. Last year (2021), the NJ Poison Control Center assisted in the medical treatment of more than 150 children who were accidentally exposed to cannabis edibles — nearly 100 children 5-years-old and younger; more than 55 children between the ages of 6 and 12.

Released: 25-Apr-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Study suggests Black, Hispanic women with low vitamin D more likely to develop breast cancer
Wiley

Among women who identified as Black/African American or Hispanic/Latina, those with low blood levels of vitamin D were more likely to develop breast cancer than those with adequate levels.

Newswise: Pterosaur discovery solves ancient feather mystery
Released: 21-Apr-2022 2:45 PM EDT
Pterosaur discovery solves ancient feather mystery
University College Cork

Flying reptiles could change the colour of their feathers, research finds.

Released: 21-Apr-2022 12:05 PM EDT
MSU Research Finds Math Textbooks Don’t Work for Students Worldwide
Michigan State University

An international study led by Michigan State University scholars has provided a "dismal picture" of mathematics textbooks across the globe—and it has serious implications for the next generation of learners.

14-Apr-2022 5:00 PM EDT
Faster Accumulation of Cardiovascular Risk Factors Linked to Increased Dementia Risk
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Cardiovascular disease risk factors, like high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity and smoking, are believed to play key roles in the likelihood of developing cognitive decline, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease. A new study suggests that people who accumulate these risk factors over time, at a faster pace, have an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease dementia or vascular dementia, compared to people whose risk factors remain stable throughout life. The research is published in the April 20, 2022, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Newswise: Explanation for formation of abundant features on Europa bodes well for search for extraterrestrial life
Released: 20-Apr-2022 1:55 PM EDT
Explanation for formation of abundant features on Europa bodes well for search for extraterrestrial life
Stanford University

Europa is a prime candidate for life in our solar system, and its deep saltwater ocean has captivated scientists for decades. But it’s enclosed by an icy shell that could be miles to tens of miles thick, making sampling it a daunting prospect. Now, increasing evidence reveals the ice shell may be less of a barrier and more of a dynamic system – and site of potential habitability in its own right.

Newswise: Robot Performs Soft Tissue Surgery with Minimal Human Help
Released: 20-Apr-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Robot Performs Soft Tissue Surgery with Minimal Human Help
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

NIBIB-funded researchers are developing an autonomous robot that can perform bowel surgery with minimal assistance from a surgeon. In preclinical models, the robot outperformed expert surgeons when compared head-to-head.

Released: 20-Apr-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Women’s Earnings Drop After Childbirth
Cornell University

When U.S. couples have their first child, mothers’ earnings still drop substantially relative to fathers’, and new Cornell University research demonstrates the stubborn, decades-old pattern isn’t changing despite broad increases in other aspects of gender equality.

Newswise: Study: Mediterranean-Style Diet Further Linked to Reduced Risk of Preeclampsia in Pregnant Women of All Races
Released: 20-Apr-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Study: Mediterranean-Style Diet Further Linked to Reduced Risk of Preeclampsia in Pregnant Women of All Races
Johns Hopkins Medicine

A new Johns Hopkins Medicine study that surveyed a racially diverse group of more than 8,000 women has added to evidence that following a Mediterranean-style diet could lower the risk of preeclampsia by at least 20%.


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