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Newswise: UM Medicine Faculty-Scientists and Clinicians Perform Second Historic Transplant of Pig Heart into Patient with End-Stage Cardiovascular Disease
Released: 22-Sep-2023 4:05 PM EDT
UM Medicine Faculty-Scientists and Clinicians Perform Second Historic Transplant of Pig Heart into Patient with End-Stage Cardiovascular Disease
University of Maryland School of Medicine

After world’s first successful transplant in 2022, also performed at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), this groundbreaking transplant team performed second pig heart transplant on patient deemed ineligible for traditional heart transplant.

Newswise: NASA’s Webb Finds Carbon Source on Surface of Jupiter’s Moon Europa
Released: 21-Sep-2023 2:05 PM EDT
NASA’s Webb Finds Carbon Source on Surface of Jupiter’s Moon Europa
Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

For as long as humans have gazed into the night sky, we have wondered about life beyond the Earth. Scientists now know that several places in our solar system might have conditions suitable for life.

Newswise: This parasitic plant convinces hosts to grow into its own flesh—it’s also an extreme example of genome shrinkage
Released: 21-Sep-2023 2:05 PM EDT
This parasitic plant convinces hosts to grow into its own flesh—it’s also an extreme example of genome shrinkage
University of British Columbia

If you happen to come across plants of the Balanophoraceae family in a corner of a forest, you might easily mistake them for fungi growing around tree roots. Their mushroom-like structures are actually inflorescences, composed of minute flowers.

Newswise:Video Embedded uw-team-s-shape-changing-smart-speaker-lets-users-mute-different-areas-of-a-room
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Released: 21-Sep-2023 12:05 PM EDT
UW team’s shape-changing smart speaker lets users mute different areas of a room
University of Washington

A team led by researchers at the University of Washington has developed system of robotic self-deploying microphones, which lets users control sound in a room, muting certain areas and creating “active zones” in others.

Released: 21-Sep-2023 10:45 AM EDT
Endangered species' poo could help fight against diabetic ulcers
University of Sheffield

Poo from endangered animals could be the source of a potential new treatment for the infectious bacteria that cause diabetic foot ulcers, researchers from the University of Sheffield have found.

Released: 20-Sep-2023 2:05 PM EDT
Newfound brain circuit explains why infant cries prompt milk release
NYU Langone Health

Hearing the sound of a newborn’s wail can trigger the release of oxytocin, a brain chemical that controls breast-milk release in mothers, a new study in rodents shows.

Newswise: Spider silk is spun by silkworms for the first time, offering a green alternative to synthetic fibers
Released: 20-Sep-2023 2:05 PM EDT
Spider silk is spun by silkworms for the first time, offering a green alternative to synthetic fibers
Cell Press

Scientists in China have synthesized spider silk from genetically modified silkworms, producing fibers six times tougher than the Kevlar used in bulletproof vests.

Newswise: Alarming results from world first study of two decades of global smoke pollution
Released: 20-Sep-2023 2:05 PM EDT
Alarming results from world first study of two decades of global smoke pollution
Monash University

The world’s first study of the increase in pollution from landscape fires across the globe over the past two decades reveals that over 2 billion people are exposed to at least one day of potentially health-impacting environmental hazard annually – a figure that has increased by 6.8 per cent in the last ten years.

17-Sep-2023 7:05 AM EDT
Certain State Laws Aimed at Limiting Alcohol Use in General Population Associated with Lower Alcohol Consumption by Women of Reproductive Age
Research Society on Alcoholism

Women aged 18 to 44 living in states that outlaw Sunday liquor sales or driving with a blood alcohol concentration greater than .08 drink less than their counterparts in other states, according to a new study recently published in Alcohol: Clinical and Experimental Research.

     
Newswise: New recipes for origin of life may point way to distant, inhabited planets
Released: 19-Sep-2023 11:05 AM EDT
New recipes for origin of life may point way to distant, inhabited planets
University of Wisconsin–Madison

Life on a faraway planet — if it’s out there — might not look anything like life on Earth. But there are only so many chemical ingredients in the universe’s pantry, and only so many ways to mix them.

Newswise: Where do we feel love?
Released: 19-Sep-2023 6:05 AM EDT
Where do we feel love?
Aalto University

New research sheds light on where and how we feel different kinds of love

Newswise: Sylvester study shows that new protocols enable many patients to safely return home just one day after lung cancer surgery
Released: 18-Sep-2023 6:05 PM EDT
Sylvester study shows that new protocols enable many patients to safely return home just one day after lung cancer surgery
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Thoracic surgeons and researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center found that increasing numbers of patients undergoing cancer-removal lung surgery by “anatomic lung resections” are able to go home safely and without complications one day after the operation.

Newswise: An implantable device could enable injection-free control of diabetes
Released: 18-Sep-2023 5:05 PM EDT
An implantable device could enable injection-free control of diabetes
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

One promising approach to treating Type 1 diabetes is implanting pancreatic islet cells that can produce insulin when needed, which can free patients from giving themselves frequent insulin injections.

Newswise: The pace of climate-driven extinction is accelerating, a UArizona-led study shows
Released: 18-Sep-2023 5:05 PM EDT
The pace of climate-driven extinction is accelerating, a UArizona-led study shows
University of Arizona

Climate change is causing extinctions at an increasing rate, a new study by the University of Arizona researchers shows. They surveyed populations of the Yarrow's spiny lizard in 18 mountain ranges in southeastern Arizona and analyzed the rate of climate-related extinction over time.

Released: 18-Sep-2023 1:05 PM EDT
Incarceration rates, falling in every US state, drive significant shifts in risk of prison for marginalized groups
University of Wisconsin–Madison

The risk of incarceration for Black men in the United States was cut nearly in half between 1999 and 2019, according to a new study that assesses the impact of falling rates of imprisonment in each of the 50 states.

Released: 18-Sep-2023 10:05 AM EDT
College of Medicine researchers discover learning and memory deficits after ingestion of aspartame
Florida State University

Ongoing work by Florida State University College of Medicine researchers into how aspartame affects the brain has linked the artificial sweetener with learning and memory deficits in mice.

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Newswise: National Poll: 2 in 3 parents say kids have experienced poor or unhealthy air quality
13-Sep-2023 10:05 AM EDT
National Poll: 2 in 3 parents say kids have experienced poor or unhealthy air quality
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

As smoke from Canada's historic wildfires triggers poor air quality alerts across the country, many parents worry about the impact on their child’s health, a new national poll suggests.

Released: 15-Sep-2023 2:40 PM EDT
Facebook's design makes it unable to control misinformation
George Washington University

In a new study, researchers analyze the world’s largest social media platform and its efforts to remove Covid-19 vaccine misinformation during the pandemic.

   
Newswise: Lack of maternal care affects development, microbiome and health of wild bees
Released: 15-Sep-2023 5:05 AM EDT
Lack of maternal care affects development, microbiome and health of wild bees
York University

Most wild bees are solitary, but one tiny species of carpenter bees fastidiously cares for and raises their offspring, an act that translates into huge benefits to the developing bee’s microbiome, development and health, found York University researchers.

Newswise: Scientists uncovered mystery of important material for semiconductors at the surface
Released: 14-Sep-2023 4:05 PM EDT
Scientists uncovered mystery of important material for semiconductors at the surface
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

A team of scientists with Oak Ridge National Laboratory has investigated the behavior of hafnium oxide, or hafnia, because of its potential for use in novel semiconductor applications.

Newswise:  Carbon atoms coming together in space
11-Sep-2023 11:00 AM EDT
Carbon atoms coming together in space
Hokkaido University

Lab-based studies reveal how carbon atoms diffuse on the surface of interstellar ice grains to form complex organic compounds, crucial to reveal the chemical complexity in the universe.

Newswise: NASA's Webb Snaps Supersonic Outflow of Young Star
Released: 14-Sep-2023 10:05 AM EDT
NASA's Webb Snaps Supersonic Outflow of Young Star
Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has captured a high-resolution look at Herbig-Haro 211 (HH 211), a bipolar jet traveling through interstellar space at supersonic speeds.

Released: 14-Sep-2023 8:05 AM EDT
Susan G. Komen® To Host MORE THAN PINK Walk in Arkansas This Fall
Susan G. Komen

Susan G. Komen®, the world’s leading breast cancer organization, today announced it will host a MORE THAN PINK Walk in Arkansas this fall. The Northwest Arkansas MORE THAN PINK Walk will take place on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023.

Newswise: fossil shows Europe had different herbivorous dinosaurs to America and Asia
Released: 14-Sep-2023 4:05 AM EDT
fossil shows Europe had different herbivorous dinosaurs to America and Asia
University of Portsmouth

Scientists have discovered a new species of small plant-eating dinosaur on the Isle of Wight in southern England (UK). The new species, Vectidromeus insularis, is the second member of the hypsilophodont family to be found on the island, suggesting that Europe had its own family of small herbivorous dinosaurs, distinct from those found in Asia and North America.

Newswise: Overdose deaths from fentanyl laced stimulants have risen 50-fold since 2010
11-Sep-2023 7:05 PM EDT
Overdose deaths from fentanyl laced stimulants have risen 50-fold since 2010
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

New UCLA-led research has found that the proportion of US overdose deaths involving both fentanyl and stimulants has increased more than 50-fold since 2010, from 0.6% (235 deaths) in 2010 to 32.3% (34,429 deaths) in 2021. This rise in constitutes the ‘fourth wave’ in the US’s long-running opioid overdose crisis

8-Sep-2023 8:05 AM EDT
Study Finds 1 in 5 People on Medicare Travel 50 or More Miles to See a Neurologist
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Nearly one in five people on Medicare travel 50 or more miles one way to see a neurologist, a doctor who diagnoses and treats diseases of the brain and nervous system, according to research published in the September 13, 2023, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN).

Released: 13-Sep-2023 2:05 PM EDT
100-year floods could occur yearly by end of 21st century
American Geophysical Union (AGU)

Most coastal communities will encounter 100-year floods annually by the end of the century, even under a moderate scenario where carbon dioxide emissions peak by 2040, a new study finds. And as early as 2050, regions worldwide could experience 100-year floods every nine to fifteen years on average.

Newswise: Owners of cats on vegan diets report healthier pets than owners of meat-eating cats
6-Sep-2023 10:10 AM EDT
Owners of cats on vegan diets report healthier pets than owners of meat-eating cats
PLOS

In a survey of cat owners, those who fed their cats vegan diets tended to report better health outcomes for their pets than those who provided meat-based diets, though the differences were not statistically significant.

Released: 13-Sep-2023 8:05 AM EDT
Discovery of two potential polar ring galaxies
University of Manitoba

‌New research suggests these stunning rare clusters might be more common than previously believed.

12-Sep-2023 8:05 AM EDT
Certain proteins in breast milk found to be essential for a baby’s healthy gut
Frontiers

Researchers have shown that high concentrations of key proteins in human breast milk, especially osteopontin and κ-casein, are associated with a greater abundance of two species of bacteria in the gut of babies: Clostridium butyricum and Parabacteroides distasonis, known to be beneficial for human health and used as probiotics. These results suggest that proteins in breast milk influence the abundance of beneficial gut microbes in infants, playing an important role in early immune and metabolic development.

Newswise: Charging ahead: New electrolyte goes extra mile for faster EV charging
Released: 12-Sep-2023 4:05 PM EDT
Charging ahead: New electrolyte goes extra mile for faster EV charging
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers are taking fast charging for electric vehicles, or EVs, to new extremes.

Newswise: Intensity-modulated radiation therapy provides long-term benefits to patients with locally advanced lung cancer
11-Sep-2023 3:00 PM EDT
Intensity-modulated radiation therapy provides long-term benefits to patients with locally advanced lung cancer
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) should be the preferred choice when treating patients with locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), as it reduces radiation exposure to the heart and lungs, according to researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

11-Sep-2023 8:05 AM EDT
Hobbies linked to lower depression levels among older people
University College London

Having a hobby is linked to fewer depressive symptoms and higher levels of happiness, self-reported health and life satisfaction among people aged 65 and over, and this holds true across 16 countries on three continents, according to a new study led by UCL researchers.

Newswise: Webb Discovers Methane, Carbon Dioxide in Atmosphere of K2-18 b
Released: 11-Sep-2023 10:15 AM EDT
Webb Discovers Methane, Carbon Dioxide in Atmosphere of K2-18 b
Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

Carbon-bearing molecules have been discovered in the atmosphere of the habitable zone exoplanet K2-18 b by an international team of astronomers using data from the NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. These results are consistent with an exoplanet that may contain ocean-covered surface underneath a hydrogen-rich atmosphere. This discovery provides a fascinating glimpse into a planet unlike anything else in our Solar System, and raises interesting prospects about potentially habitable worlds elsewhere in the Universe.

Released: 10-Sep-2023 10:00 PM EDT
New insights into neutrino interactions
Hokkaido University

Elusive fundamental particles called neutrinos are predicted to interact unexpectedly with photons under extreme conditions.

Newswise: First ever subduction zone research center to open, diversify geoscience workforce
Released: 8-Sep-2023 12:05 PM EDT
First ever subduction zone research center to open, diversify geoscience workforce
University of Oregon

The University of Oregon-led, multi-institution center will advance understanding of the Cascadia subduction zone and improve earthquake resiliency in the Pacific Northwest.

Newswise: Study hints at the existence of the closest black holes to Earth in the Hyades star cluster
Released: 8-Sep-2023 12:05 PM EDT
Study hints at the existence of the closest black holes to Earth in the Hyades star cluster
University of Barcelona

A paper published in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society hints at the existence of several black holes in the Hyades cluster — the closest open cluster to our solar system — which would make them the closest black holes to Earth ever detected.

Released: 8-Sep-2023 11:40 AM EDT
Bladder transplantation in humans? Initial studies to develop technique
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

A series of pre-clinical studies provide important first steps in developing techniques of robotic bladder transplantation in humans, as reported in the October issue of The Journal of Urology®, an Official Journal of the American Urological Association (AUA). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 8-Sep-2023 11:05 AM EDT
Liver cancer and severe liver disease more common if a close relative has fatty liver disease
Karolinska Institute

Close relatives of people with metabolic-associated fatty liver disease have a higher risk of developing liver cancer and dying from liver-related diseases, according to a national study from Karolinska Institute in Sweden published in The Journal of Hepatology.

Newswise: New at-home test for gingivitis protects oral health
Released: 8-Sep-2023 10:05 AM EDT
New at-home test for gingivitis protects oral health
University of Cincinnati

Engineers at the University of Cincinnati have developed a new device that can warn consumers about early risks of tooth decay from diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis.

Released: 7-Sep-2023 2:05 PM EDT
Stability inspection for West Antarctica shows: marine ice sheet is not destabilized yet, but possibly on a path to tipping
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

Antarctica’s vast ice masses seem far away, yet they store enough water to raise global sea levels by several meters. A team of experts from European research institutes has now provided the first systematic stability inspection of the ice sheet’s current state.

7-Sep-2023 8:00 AM EDT
Fiber from crustaceans, insects, mushrooms promotes digestion
Washington University in St. Louis

Crustaceans, insects and mushrooms are rich sources of the dietary fiber chitin, which activates the immune system and benefits metabolism, according to a new study, in mice, led by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Released: 7-Sep-2023 1:05 PM EDT
New cosmological constraints on the nature of dark matter
National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS)

New research has revealed the distribution of dark matter in never before seen detail, down to a scale of 30,000 light-years. The observed distribution fluctuations provide better constraints on the nature of dark matter.

Released: 7-Sep-2023 12:30 PM EDT
Psilocybin – a promising therapy for treatment-resistant depression?
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

A growing body of evidence suggests that psychedelic drugs may be useful in treating various mental health conditions. However, many challenges remain in defining their clinical benefits and overcoming the complex regulatory obstacles to their use.

Released: 7-Sep-2023 12:05 PM EDT
Are children’s growing pains tied to migraines?
Wiley

New research published in Headache reveals that, in children and adolescents, pain in the lower limbs—what are often called “growing pains” by clinicians and are commonly attributed to rapid growth—may indicate the presence or risk of migraines.

Newswise: Hubble Sees a Glittering Globular Cluster Embedded Inside Our Milky Way
Released: 7-Sep-2023 10:00 AM EDT
Hubble Sees a Glittering Globular Cluster Embedded Inside Our Milky Way
Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

A compact grouping of hundreds of thousands of stars nestled among the billions of stars in the Milky Way's disk appears in this Hubble image. Terzan 12 is among about 150 ancient globular star clusters orbiting our galaxy.

5-Sep-2023 10:20 AM EDT
Women with PCOS on keto diet may see improvements in fertility
Endocrine Society

The ketogenic (keto) diet may lower testosterone levels in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), according to a new paper published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

31-Aug-2023 11:05 AM EDT
Concussions Early in Life Tied to Late Life Cognitive Decline
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

A study of twins shows that having a concussion early in life is tied to having lower scores on tests of thinking and memory skills decades later as well as having more rapid decline in those scores than twins who did not have a concussion, or traumatic brain injury (TBI). The study is published in the September 6, 2023, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Newswise: Vast bubble of galaxies discovered, given Hawaiian name
Released: 6-Sep-2023 3:05 PM EDT
Vast bubble of galaxies discovered, given Hawaiian name
University of Hawaii at Manoa

A University of Hawaiʻi-led discovery of an immense bubble 820 million light years from Earth is believed to be a fossil-like remnant of the birth of the universe. Astronomer Brent Tully from the UH Institute for Astronomy and his team unexpectedly found the bubble within a web of galaxies.



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