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Newswise: Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities
8-Nov-2017 8:55 AM EST
Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities
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Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.

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Released: 9-Mar-2016 1:05 PM EST
ASCO to Hold Capitol Hill Briefing March 15 on The State of Cancer Care in America: 2016
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

The State of Cancer Care in America: 2016 report, to be released on March 15 by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), chronicles the current realities of the cancer care delivery system in the United States and examines trends in the oncology workforce and practice environment that are affecting patient care and access.

15-Feb-2013 9:00 AM EST
Cancer Research, Environment and Climate Change, Nutrition, and Mental Health - Upcoming Newswise Theme Wires
Newswise

Newswise invites press release submissions from new and current members for inclusion in our Theme Wires on a variety of topics, including; Cancer Research, Environment and Climate Change, Nutrition, and Mental Health. Each wire is also open for sponsorships to promote your organization’s campaign, product, service, or news.

Released: 26-Aug-2011 8:00 AM EDT
Results of Medication Studies in Journals May be Misleading
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Studies about medications published in the most influential medical journals are frequently designed in a way that yields misleading or confusing results. The journals are the NEJM, JAMA, The Lancet, Annals of Internal Medicine, the British Medical Journal and the Archives of Internal Medicine.

Released: 6-Jun-2011 11:25 AM EDT
Engineering New Weapons in the Fight Against Juvenile Diabetes
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Engineering researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are combining automation techniques from oil refining and other diverse areas to help create a closed-loop artificial pancreas. The device will automatically monitor blood sugar levels and administer insulin to patients with Type 1 diabetes, and aims to remove much of the guesswork for those living with the chronic disease.

Newswise: Research Helps Exploit Data from New Radar
Released: 10-May-2011 7:00 AM EDT
Research Helps Exploit Data from New Radar
University of Alabama Huntsville

Computer models used to forecast storms don't (yet) know how to take advantage of the additional capabilities that will be available from dual-polarimetric radars. Scientists at UAHuntsville are studying how forecast models can best use the enhanced information to improve storm forecasts.

Released: 9-May-2011 10:00 AM EDT
Sound Research at Acoustical Society Meeting
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

The latest news and discoveries from the science of sound will be featured at the 161st meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) held May 23-27, 2011, at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel in Seattle, Wash. During the meeting, the world's foremost experts in acoustics will present research spanning a diverse array of disciplines, including medicine, music, psychology, engineering, speech communication, noise control, and marine biology.

Newswise: Geologists Gain New Insight on How the West Was Formed
26-Apr-2011 1:40 PM EDT
Geologists Gain New Insight on How the West Was Formed
University of Oregon

Researchers at four institutions, using data gathered from the USArray seismic observatory, have seen more than 200 miles below the surface, capturing evidence on how the Colorado Plateau, including the Grand Canyon, formed and continues to change even today.

Released: 13-Apr-2011 8:45 AM EDT
For a Less Biased Study, Try Randomization
Health Behavior News Service

A new review confirms that the so-called “gold standard” of medical research — the randomized controlled study — provides a safeguard against bias. Not all scientists agree, however.

Released: 11-Apr-2011 3:25 PM EDT
The Science of Sound: Acoustical Society Meets in Seattle, May 23-27
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Sonic booms, the science of making music, the impact of noise on people and animals, and bursts of sound-induced light are just some of the intriguing topics that will be presented at the 161st Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA).

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Released: 1-Apr-2011 10:45 AM EDT
Students Use Infrared Cameras to Discover Artists' Working Processes
Mount Holyoke College

Thanks to a $500,000 grant, the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum has brought in more than 50 classes--both art-related and not--to use the museum for course projects, including students in a Molecular and Atomic Structure course who used infrared cameras to examine the underlayers of paintings.

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Released: 24-Mar-2011 5:25 PM EDT
Math Meets Music
Florida State University

Geometry is the force that shapes both the sound of music and the novel research of Florida State University composer-theorist Clifton Callender, whose work explores and maps the mathematics of musical harmony.

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22-Mar-2011 4:00 PM EDT
Research Practices Must be Changed to Minimize Fraud, Deception
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

in a commentary published in the Journal of the American Medical Association March 23, two U-M physicians call for changes throughout the research process to minimize fraud, deception.

Newswise: Commentary on Unique Contributions of Different Types of Evidence to Research Conclusions
Released: 17-Mar-2011 1:30 PM EDT
Commentary on Unique Contributions of Different Types of Evidence to Research Conclusions
Florida Atlantic University

In a commentary titled “Statistical Association and Causation: Contributions of Different Types of Evidence,” FAU researcher Charles H. Hennekens, M.D. describes the unique contributions, as well as strengths and limitations, of different types of evidence to research conclusions.

Newswise: Scientist Studies Frogs and Fish for Answers to Human Hearing
Released: 15-Mar-2011 9:00 AM EDT
Scientist Studies Frogs and Fish for Answers to Human Hearing
House Ear Institute

Andres Collazo, Ph.D., explores the molecules and tissues necessary for normal inner ear development in two different species that are model organisms for developmental biological studies: the African clawed frog Xenopus laevis and the zebrafish Danio rerio.

7-Mar-2011 9:00 AM EST
Taking Mathematics to Heart
American Mathematical Society

In an article to appear in the April 2011 issue of the Notices of the American Mathematical Society, John W. Cain, a mathematician at Virginia Commonwealth University, presents a survey of six ongoing Challenge Problems in mathematical cardiology.

Released: 9-Mar-2011 12:35 PM EST
Broadening the Biological Lexicon to Bolster Translational Research
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

So-called model organisms have long been at the core of biomedical research, allowing scientists to study the ins and outs of human disorders in non-human subjects.

Newswise: The Science Behind the Cape
Released: 8-Mar-2011 4:20 PM EST
The Science Behind the Cape
American Physiological Society (APS)

What do you have when you line up a martial artist, acrobatic gymnast, police officer, firefighter, NASCAR driver, and NFL running back? “Watson,” the IBM super-computer on Jeopardy might have guessed the answer was “the Village People,” to which host Alex Trebek could have replied, “Sorry. The answer we were looking for is “Batman.”

14-Feb-2011 1:35 PM EST
Scientists Probe the Role of Motor Protein in Hearing Loss
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

From grinding heavy metal to soothing ocean waves, the sounds we hear are all perceptible thanks to the vibrations felt by tiny molecular motors in the hair cells of the inner ear. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have now identified the mechanism by which a single amino acid change can disrupt the normal functioning of one of the critical components of that physiology -- a molecular motor protein called myo1c, which resides in the cochlea of the inner ear.

Newswise: New 'Thermometer' Helps Scientists Accurately Measure Rock Formation
Released: 1-Mar-2011 1:00 AM EST
New 'Thermometer' Helps Scientists Accurately Measure Rock Formation
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

A University of Arkansas researcher and his colleagues have used magnesium isotopes to determine the temperature at which rocks form, which will allow scientists to better study the formation of the earth’s crust and mantle as well as the formation of meteorites.

Newswise: ‘Social Vaccine’ Protects Women’s Interest in Science
Released: 23-Feb-2011 4:30 PM EST
‘Social Vaccine’ Protects Women’s Interest in Science
University of Massachusetts Amherst

New social psychology studies suggest that academic contact with women who have succeeded in science, math and engineering can enhance positive attitudes and boost self-confidence among girls and young women who, in other situations, feel less confident and interested in science majors or careers.

Released: 10-Feb-2011 3:15 PM EST
New Ways to Mine Research May Lead to Scientific Breakthroughs
University of Chicago

The Internet has become not only a tool for disseminating knowledge through scientific publications, but it also has the potential to shape scientific research through expanding the field of metaknowledge—the study of knowledge itself.

Newswise: Sandia Security Experts Help Kazakhstan Safely Transport, Store Soviet-Era Bomb Materials
Released: 10-Feb-2011 2:00 PM EST
Sandia Security Experts Help Kazakhstan Safely Transport, Store Soviet-Era Bomb Materials
Sandia National Laboratories

A Sandia National Laboratories team helped reach a major milestone in the nation’s nuclear nonproliferation efforts by working with the Central Asian country of Kazakhstan to move nuclear materials — enough to build an estimated 775 nuclear weapons — to safety.

Released: 1-Feb-2011 6:00 AM EST
Closing the Gender Gap in Scientific Publishing: Study Finds Technology Helps Female Researchers Boost Publishing More than Males
University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business

Access to information technology benefits female research scientists more than their male counterparts, increasing research productivity and collaboration, according to a new study co-authored by Assistant Professor Waverly Ding of the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. The study concludes that IT is an “equalizing force” for researchers and suggests innovations in IT may contribute to scientific productivity.

Newswise: Alabama Researchers Get Close View of Winter Storm
Released: 28-Jan-2011 6:00 AM EST
Alabama Researchers Get Close View of Winter Storm
University of Alabama Huntsville

Who would have guessed that the perfect place to gather detailed scientific data from a powerful snowstorm would be in Alabama? That turned out to be the case during a snowstorm earlier this month for scientists at The University of Alabama in Huntsville and NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center.

Newswise: Layer by Layer, Safety Features Paramount at K-State's Biosecurity Research Institute
Released: 20-Jan-2011 11:50 AM EST
Layer by Layer, Safety Features Paramount at K-State's Biosecurity Research Institute
Kansas State University

Kansas State University's Biosecurity Research Institute has layers of precautions that keep the facility safe and secure. From lab construction and staff training to safety procedures, these layers of security exist to protect staff, the public and the environment.

Released: 22-Dec-2010 3:45 PM EST
Ever-Sharp Urchin Teeth May Yield Tools That Never Need Honing
University of Wisconsin-Madison

To survive in a tumultuous environment, sea urchins literally eat through stone, using their teeth to carve out nooks where the spiny creatures hide from predators and protect themselves from the crashing surf on the rocky shores and tide pools where they live.

Released: 15-Dec-2010 3:30 PM EST
Satellites Give an Eagle Eye on Thunderstorms
University of Wisconsin-Madison

It’s one of the more frustrating parts of summer. You check the weather forecast, see nothing dramatic, and go hiking or biking. Then, four hours later, a thunderstorm appears out of nowhere and ruins your afternoon.

Released: 7-Dec-2010 5:00 PM EST
Nova Southeastern University Announces The Qualitative Report’s 2nd Annual Conference
Nova Southeastern University

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) will host The Qualitative Report’s 2nd Annual Conference, on Jan. 7 and 8, 2011 on the university’s main campus in Davie, FL.

Newswise: RTI International Launches New Spectral Database for Forensic Laboratory, Research, Law Enforcement
Released: 7-Dec-2010 12:00 PM EST
RTI International Launches New Spectral Database for Forensic Laboratory, Research, Law Enforcement
RTI International

As part of an effort to strengthen the scientific basis for forensic toxicology and drug testing, RTI International has created 'Forensic DB' (www.forensicdb.org), a web-based cheminformatic database for the retention, review and ongoing collection of spectral data pertaining to toxins, drugs and other compounds of interest to the forensic community.

Released: 6-Dec-2010 2:40 PM EST
Learning the Language of Bacteria
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Bacteria are among the simplest organisms in nature, but many of them can still talk to each other, using a chemical “language” that is critical to the process of infection. Sending and receiving chemical signals allows bacteria to mind their own business when they are scarce and vulnerable, and then mount an attack after they become numerous enough to overwhelm the host’s immune system.

Released: 6-Dec-2010 9:00 AM EST
What's the Matter? That's What U.Va. Physicists Are Seeking to Detect
University of Virginia

One of the great and fundamental questions in physics is: Why is there matter? Physicists theorize that in the instant after the Big Bang created the makings of the universe, there were nearly equal amounts of matter and anti-matter, protons and anti-protons, neutrons and anti-neutrons. They should have annihilated each other, resulting in … nothing.

Released: 15-Nov-2010 4:55 PM EST
Chemistry Researchers Create New Tool to Visualize Bloodstains
University of South Carolina

Chemists at the University of South Carolina have developed a camera with the ability to see the invisible and more.

Released: 2-Nov-2010 8:00 AM EDT
UV Light Doubles Vacuum's Effectiveness in Reducing Carpet Microbes
Ohio State University

New research suggests that the addition of ultraviolet light to the brushing and suction of a vacuum cleaner can almost double the removal of potentially infectious microorganisms from a carpet’s surface when compared to vacuuming alone.

27-Oct-2010 8:00 AM EDT
Researchers Engineer Miniature Human Livers in the Lab
Wake Forest Baptist Health

Researchers at the Institute for Regenerative Medicine at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center have reached an early, but important, milestone in the quest to grow replacement livers in the lab. They are the first to use human liver cells to successfully engineer miniature livers that function – at least in a laboratory setting – like human livers. The next step is to see if the livers will continue to function after transplantation in an animal model.

Newswise: Scientist Develops New, Innovative Methods for Characterizing Proteins
Released: 11-Oct-2010 4:15 PM EDT
Scientist Develops New, Innovative Methods for Characterizing Proteins
Florida State University

Using a combination of high-powered computers and advanced experimental magnetic resonance data, a Florida State University biophysical chemist has developed techniques that improve the way scientists can study and predict the structure and dynamics of proteins found in the human body. His innovations could ultimately shorten the time it takes researchers to develop new, more effective drugs and better understand biomedical processes that underlie a variety of health conditions.

Newswise: Purifying Proteins: Researchers Use NMR To Improve Drug Development
Released: 29-Sep-2010 10:50 AM EDT
Purifying Proteins: Researchers Use NMR To Improve Drug Development
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

The purification of drug components is a large hurdle facing modern drug development. This is particularly true of drugs that utilize proteins, which are notoriously difficult to separate from other potentially deadly impurities. Scientists within the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) to understand and improve an important protein purification process.

22-Sep-2010 10:00 PM EDT
Quantum Data Converted to Telecom Wavelengths
Georgia Institute of Technology, Research Communications

Using optically dense, ultra-cold clouds of rubidium atoms, researchers have made advances in three key elements needed for quantum information systems – including a technique for converting photons carrying quantum data to wavelengths that can be transmitted long distances on optical fiber telecom networks.

Released: 23-Sep-2010 1:55 PM EDT
Researchers Provide Insight Into the Impacts of Too Much Communication
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Individuals within a networked system coordinate their activities by communicating to each other information such as their position, speed, or intention. At first glance, it seems that more of this communication will increase the harmony and efficiency of the network. However, scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have found that this is only true if the communication and its subsequent action are immediate.

13-Sep-2010 5:00 PM EDT
Improving Crisis Prediction, Disaster Control and Damage Reduction
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Earthquakes, homicide surges, magnetic storms, and the U.S. economic recession are all kindred of a sort, according to a theoretical framework presented in the journal CHAOS. Researchers in the United States and Russia contend that these four types of events share a precursory development pattern that can be detected and tracked, possibly improving crisis prediction.

9-Sep-2010 3:25 PM EDT
The Harvard Fatigue Laboratory Brought Aid and Comfort to America’s WWII GIs
American Physiological Society (APS)

Historians refer to World War II (WWII) as “The Big One.” And with good reason: more than 100 million people worldwide fought on behalf of their respective countries, as the major powers dedicated their economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities to the war. In the U.S., researchers at the Harvard Fatigue Laboratory tested materials, food, and clothing that were ultimately used in preserving the lives and limbs of the nation’s 16 million soldiers, also known as GIs.

Released: 2-Sep-2010 9:35 AM EDT
Listening to Ancient Colours
McGill University

A team of McGill chemists have discovered that a technique known as photoacoustic infrared spectroscopy could be used to identify the composition of pigments used in art work that is decades or even centuries old. Pigments give artist’s materials colour, and they emit sounds when light is shone on them.

Released: 27-Aug-2010 5:00 PM EDT
Chemists develop new "light switch" chloride binder
Indiana University

Chemists at Indiana University Bloomington have designed a molecule that binds chloride ions -- but can be conveniently compelled to release the ions in the presence of ultraviolet light. Reporting in the Journal of the American Chemical Society today (online), IU Bloomington chemist Amar Flood and Ph.D. student Yuran Hua explain how they designed the molecule, how it works and, just as importantly, how they know it works.

Newswise:Video Embedded davisite-and-grossmanite-born-with-the-solar-system
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Released: 5-Aug-2010 11:00 AM EDT
Davisite and Grossmanite: Born with the Solar System
University of Chicago

Davisite and grossmanite were two of the first solids to form when an interstellar gas cloud collapsed to form the sun. Found in the Allende meteorite, they now carry the names of Andrew Davis and Lawrence Grossman, professors in geophysical sciences at the University of Chicago.

Newswise: Analyzing Ink Spots
Released: 4-Aug-2010 3:00 PM EDT
Analyzing Ink Spots
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

A document, even one created by persons determined to remain unknown, can reveal more than its authors intended.


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