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Released: 10-Apr-2021 8:30 AM EDT
MSK Medical Oncologist Matthew Matasar Featured in the 2021 AACR Annual Meeting Week 1 Press Program
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Research Presented Found that Copanlisib-Rituximab Combination Reduced Lymphoma Progression or Death by Nearly Half in CHRONOS-3 Trial

Released: 18-Mar-2019 12:00 PM EDT
Fast-Acting Psychedelic Can Improve Depression, Anxiety
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Johns Hopkins researchers have discovered that use of the synthetic psychedelic 5-methocy-N,-N-dimethyltryptamine (5-MeO-DMT) appears to be associated with unintended improvements in self-reported depression and anxiety when given in a ceremonial group setting. 5-MeO-DMT is a psychedelic that is found in the venom of Bufo Alvarius toads, in a variety of plants species, and can be produced synthetically.

Released: 11-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST
Your Genes Could Impact the Quality of Your Marriage
Binghamton University, State University of New York

The quality of your marriage could be affected by your genes, according to new research conducted at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

23-Jan-2019 9:30 AM EST
Neanderthal Hunting Spears Could Kill at a Distance
University College London

Neanderthals have been imagined as the inferior cousins of modern humans, but a new study by archaeologists at UCL reveals for the first time that they produced weaponry advanced enough to kill at a distance.

Released: 23-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST
Local Newspaper Closures Polarize Voters, Choke Political Progress
Texas A&M University

As local newspapers shutter across the country, the residents residing in those counties without sources of local news are forced to rely more heavily on national media outlets that report political news primarily through the lens of the perennial two-party political conflict.

8-Jan-2019 8:05 AM EST
Solving the Ancient Mysteries of Easter Island
Binghamton University, State University of New York

The ancient people of Rapa Nui (Easter Island, Chile) built their famous ahu monuments near coastal freshwater sources, according to a team of researchers including faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Released: 19-Dec-2018 2:00 PM EST
Study Finds Dinosaurs Battled Overheating with Nasal Air-Conditioning

Researchers used 3D computer modeling to simulate heat exchange in dinosaurs

Released: 27-Nov-2018 12:50 PM EST
Newly Discovered Wasp Turns Social Spiders Into Zombies
University of British Columbia

It sounds like the plot of the world's tiniest horror movie: deep in the Ecuadorian Amazon, a newly discovered species of wasp transforms a "social" spider into a zombie-like drone that abandons its colony to do the wasp's bidding.

13-Nov-2018 1:15 PM EST
When NBA Players Tweet Late at Night, They Play Worse Basketball
Stony Brook University

A new study to be published online in the journal Sleep Health reveals that late-night social media use by NBA players is linked to poorer next-day performance on the court. The study examines more than 37,000 tweets and builds on preliminary research from 2017 about late-night tweets.

12-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT
Study Suggests Buried Internet Infrastructure at Risk as Sea Levels Rise
University of Wisconsin–Madison

Thousands of miles of buried fiber optic cable in densely populated coastal regions of the United States may soon be inundated by rising seas, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the University of Oregon.

Released: 9-Jul-2018 8:00 AM EDT
Scientists Capture Breaking of Glacier in Greenland
New York University

A team of scientists has captured on video a four-mile iceberg breaking away from a glacier in eastern Greenland, an event that points to one of the forces behind global sea-level rise.

Released: 7-Jun-2018 2:45 PM EDT
Consumers’ Food Choices Can Help Reduce Greenhouse Emissions Contributing to Climate Change
Tufts University

Changes in diet have been proposed as a way to reduce carbon emissions from the food system. A new study provides the latest and most comprehensive estimate of greenhouse gas emissions generated by U.S. consumer food purchases, and assesses how those choices could affect diet and climate change.

Released: 4-Jun-2018 8:05 AM EDT
Easter Islanders Used Rope, Ramps to Put Giant Hats on Famous Statues
Binghamton University, State University of New York

The ancient people of Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, were able to move massive stone hats and place them on top of statues with little effort and resources, using a parbuckling technique, according to new research from a collaboration that included investigators from Binghamton University, State University at New York.

Released: 29-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT
New Map Shows Many Old-growth Forests Remain In Europe
University of Vermont

A team of researchers created the first map of Europe’s last wild forests. The map identifies more than 3.4 million acres in 34 European countries, showing that more old growth remains than previously understood.

Released: 9-May-2018 3:55 PM EDT
NASA Spacecraft Finds New Type of Magnetic Explosion
University of Delaware

Four NASA spacecraft have observed magnetic reconnection in a turbulent region of the Earth's outer atmosphere known as the magnetosheath, the planet's first line of defense against the intensity of solar wind. The new insights could help us understand how such phenomena affect Earth's atmosphere.

26-Apr-2018 5:30 PM EDT
Study Explains One Reason Hair Can Turn Gray
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Hair’s graying is linked to innate immune response, activation of which can decrease pigmentation in hair.

16-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT
Even a Single Mindfulness Meditation Session Can Reduce Anxiety
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Mindfulness meditation programs have shown promise for the treatment of anxiety, one of the most common mental health disorders in the U.S. New research suggests people can begin to derive psychological and physiological benefits from the practice after a single introductory session.

13-Apr-2018 11:00 AM EDT
People Waste Nearly a Pound of Food Daily
University of Vermont

Americans waste nearly a pound of food per person each day, but the exact amount of food we trash differs by how healthy your diet is, new research finds. Annually, food waste corresponds with the use of 30M acres of land (7% of total US cropland) and 4.2 trillion gallons of water. Surprisingly, higher quality diets were associated with higher levels of food waste.

Released: 16-Apr-2018 5:00 AM EDT
Surviving Climate Change, Then and Now
Universite de Montreal

An archeological dig in Italy reveals that prehistoric humans made it through a major natural disaster by cooperating with each other – and that's a lesson for our future.

Released: 5-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT
Like Human Societies, Whales Value Culture and Family Ties
Florida Atlantic University

Through a detailed genetic study of kinship, an international team is the first to demonstrate that just like human societies, beluga whales appear to value culture as well as their ancestral roots and family ties. They have demonstrated that related whales returned to the same locations year after year, and even generation after generation.