Newswise: GOLDEN LION AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT PRESENTED TO THE ITALIAN-AMERICAN SCIENTIST ANTONIO GIORDANO
Release date: 30-Mar-2024 10:05 PM EDT
GOLDEN LION AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT PRESENTED TO THE ITALIAN-AMERICAN SCIENTIST ANTONIO GIORDANO
Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

AWARD RECOGNIZES GIORDANO FOR ITALIAN SCIENTIFIC EXCELLENCE IN THE WORLD AND THE INTERNATIONAL STUDY ON THE CORRELATION BETWEEN HEALTH AND POLLUTION IN THE LAND OF FIRE IN CAMPANIA

Release date: 29-Mar-2024 5:35 PM EDT
During National CP Awareness Month, a voice recognition project recruits U.S., Puerto Rican adults with cerebral palsy.
Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Speech Accessibility Project, which aims to train voice recognition technologies to understand people with diverse speech patterns and disabilities, is recruiting U.S. and Puerto Rican adults with cerebral palsy.

     
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Release date: 29-Mar-2024 5:05 PM EDT
March Monthly Research Highlights Newsletter
Cedars-Sinai

A roundup of the latest medical discoveries and faculty news at Cedars-Sinai for March 2024.

Release date: 29-Mar-2024 4:05 PM EDT
Certified Anesthesiologist Assistants Now Authorized to Practice in Washington State
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law Senate Bill 5184, which authorizes certified anesthesiologist assistant (CAA) licensure in the state. The law, which is the first to introduce the role of CAAs to the Pacific Northwest, will be effective in June, 2024.

Newswise: Creating Quiet Cables for Rare Physics Events
Release date: 29-Mar-2024 4:05 PM EDT
Creating Quiet Cables for Rare Physics Events
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Background radioactivity from cables in equipment for ultra-precise physics experiments can impair those experiments. To address this challenge, scientists examined the radioactive contaminants introduced when cables are produced and identified alternative methods of cleaning and preparing the cables to reduce the amount of uranium-238 and thorium-232. The resulting cables will aid future physics experiments.

Newswise: Atmospheric Scientists Link Arctic Sea Loss Ice to Strong El Niño Events
Release date: 29-Mar-2024 3:05 PM EDT
Atmospheric Scientists Link Arctic Sea Loss Ice to Strong El Niño Events
University at Albany, State University of New York

The amount of sea ice that survives the Arctic summer has declined 12.2 percent per decade since the late 1970s and projections show the region could experience its first ice-free summer by 2040.

Newswise: American College of Surgeons Commends Passage of STOP THE BLEED® Bill in State of Washington
Release date: 29-Mar-2024 2:15 PM EDT
American College of Surgeons Commends Passage of STOP THE BLEED® Bill in State of Washington
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

The ACS applauds the Washington State Legislature for enacting Senate Bill 5790, which mandates that schools in the state of Washington maintain and provide bleeding control equipment on campus and includes other measures to greatly help communities respond to bleeding emergencies.

Release date: 29-Mar-2024 1:45 PM EDT
Social media images of pediatric craniofacial patients – parents voice concerns
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

Parents voice strong concerns about social media sharing of images of children undergoing craniofacial surgery, reports a survey study in the April issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Newswise: Salisbury University-NASA Space Act Agreement Provides New Opportunities for Students, Workforce Development
Release date: 29-Mar-2024 1:05 PM EDT
Salisbury University-NASA Space Act Agreement Provides New Opportunities for Students, Workforce Development
Salisbury University

Salisbury University students have new opportunities to reach for the stars thanks to a Space Act Agreement signed between SU and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. The partnership is expected to provide enhanced experiential learning opportunities for SU students at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility.

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Release date: 29-Mar-2024 1:05 PM EDT
Cedars-Sinai Cancer Experts Present New Findings at AACR 2024
Cedars-Sinai

Cedars-Sinai Cancer investigators attending the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting April 5-10 in San Diego are available to comment on scientific advances being presented throughout the conference.

Release date: 29-Mar-2024 12:05 PM EDT
What Ohtani scandal means for his career, fans and team: U-M experts can comment
University of Michigan

University of Michigan experts are available to discuss the scandal involving Los Angeles Dodgers player Shohai Ohtani, the two-way sensation and two-time American League Most Valuable Player, and interpreter Ippei Mizuhara, who was fired for stealing $4.5 million from Ohtani's bank account to pay off gambling debts.

Newswise: High-resolution images reveal similarities in protein structures between Alzheimer’s disease and Down syndrome
Release date: 29-Mar-2024 12:05 PM EDT
High-resolution images reveal similarities in protein structures between Alzheimer’s disease and Down syndrome
Indiana University

A new study recently published in Nature Structural and Molecular Biology uses leading-edge cryo-electron microscopy imaging technology to determine whether differences exist between the protein structures in those with Alzheimer’s disease and those with both Alzheimer’s disease and Down syndrome.

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Release date: 29-Mar-2024 11:05 AM EDT
MEDIA ADVISORY: Updates on the Electron-Ion Collider (EIC) at the April APS Meeting
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Scientists designing components and developing the science program for the Electron-Ion Collider (EIC) -- a one-of-a-kind nuclear physics research facility being built in the U.S. -- will present updates on the project at the April 2024 meeting of the American Physical Society (APS).

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Newswise: KU Cancer Center Researcher Secures $1.4M Grant to Develop Peptide Therapy for Prostate Cancer
Release date: 29-Mar-2024 11:05 AM EDT
KU Cancer Center Researcher Secures $1.4M Grant to Develop Peptide Therapy for Prostate Cancer
University of Kansas Cancer Center

Benyi Li, MD, PhD, professor in the Department of Urology and member of The University of Kansas Cancer Center, has received a nearly $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to develop a short peptide-based therapy for prostate cancer patients.

Release date: 29-Mar-2024 11:05 AM EDT
Q&A: UW researcher discusses the vital role of Indigenous librarians
University of Washington

Sandy Littletree, a UW assistant professor in the Information School, discusses the importance of working ‘Indigenous ways of knowing’ into libraries, archives and data repositories.

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Newswise: Researchers reveal evolutionary path of important proteins
Release date: 29-Mar-2024 10:05 AM EDT
Researchers reveal evolutionary path of important proteins
University of Wisconsin–Madison

New research from the University of Wisconsin–Madison decodes the evolutionary pathway of regulatory proteins, the molecules that help control gene expression.The findings from the Raman Lab in the Department of Biochemistry recently published their findings in the journal Cell Systems. Here’s a rundown on what they discovered:The finches of the Galapagos, famously described by Darwin, are often used as the quintessential example of evolution.

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Release date: 29-Mar-2024 9:05 AM EDT
Largest ice shelf in Antarctica lurches forward once or twice each day
Washington University in St. Louis

A conveyer belt of ice jostles the entire Ross Ice Shelf out of place at least once daily, according to new research from Washington University in St. Louis.

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Release date: 29-Mar-2024 9:05 AM EDT
Clean Energy, One Community at a Time
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

PNNL researchers are working to provide the technical assistance and expertise needed for communities to shape their clean energy future.

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Newswise: Toxic water alert: study shows common water pollutants cause heart damage in fish could we be next?
Release date: 29-Mar-2024 7:05 AM EDT
Toxic water alert: study shows common water pollutants cause heart damage in fish could we be next?
Chinese Academy of Sciences

Recent findings highlight the persistence of Dihalogenated Nitrophenols (2,6-DHNPs) in drinking water, resisting standard treatments like sedimentation, filtration, and boiling. The research demonstrates the severe cardiotoxic effects of these contaminants on zebrafish embryos at concentrations as low as 19 μg/L, indicating potential health risks for humans.

Newswise: Lipids with potential health benefits in herbal teas
Release date: 29-Mar-2024 2:00 AM EDT
Lipids with potential health benefits in herbal teas
Hokkaido University

The lipids in some herbal teas have been identified in detail for the first time, preparing the ground for investigating their contribution to the health benefits of the teas.

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Newswise: Movement of crops, animals played a key role in domestication
Released: 28-Mar-2024 5:05 PM EDT
Movement of crops, animals played a key role in domestication
Washington University in St. Louis

Over the last 15 years, archaeologists have challenged outdated ideas about humans controlling nature. Writing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Xinyi Liu in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis argues for a new conceptual bridge connecting the science of biological domestication to early food globalization.

Newswise: FAU Experts Available to Discuss Upcoming Solar Eclipse
Released: 28-Mar-2024 4:30 PM EDT
FAU Experts Available to Discuss Upcoming Solar Eclipse
Florida Atlantic University

Experts from Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Science are available to discuss various aspects related to the upcoming solar eclipse.

Released: 28-Mar-2024 4:05 PM EDT
Hormones, Anxiety, Video Games, and DNA: Autism Research and Experts Available
Newswise

Hormones, Anxiety, Video Games, and DNA: Autism Research and Experts Available Recent articles and Expert Profiles on Autism for media covering Autism Awareness Month in April

   
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Released: 28-Mar-2024 3:05 PM EDT
العزلة الاجتماعية المرتبطة بالفجوة العمرية البيولوجية وزيادة معدل الوفيات
Mayo Clinic

ضة للوفاة لأسباب مختلفة. نشرت البحث في مجلة الكلية الأمريكية لأمراض القلب: التطورات, تشير إلى أن التواصل الاجتماعي يقوم بدورٍ مهمٍ في الصحة البدنية العامة وإطالة العمر، ويجب معالجة ذلك على أنه جزء ضروري من المحددات الاجتماعية للصحة.

Released: 28-Mar-2024 3:05 PM EDT
Isolamento social ligado à diferença de idade biológica apresenta uma maior taxa de mortalidade
Mayo Clinic

Um novo estudo da Mayo Clinic constatou que pessoas socialmente isoladas são mais propensas a apresentarem sinais de serem mais velhas biologicamente do que a sua verdadeira idade e mais propensas a morrerem por uma variedade de causas.

Newswise: Open Letter: Farewell to Staff from the Outgoing Director of the DOE Office of Science
Released: 28-Mar-2024 3:05 PM EDT
Open Letter: Farewell to Staff from the Outgoing Director of the DOE Office of Science
Department of Energy, Office of Science

As I depart the Office of Science to return to my academic position, I would like to take a moment to reflect on the amazing things we’ve done together over the past two years.

Newswise: Southland RISE celebrates 5 years of violence prevention and recovery efforts in Chicagoland
Released: 28-Mar-2024 3:05 PM EDT
Southland RISE celebrates 5 years of violence prevention and recovery efforts in Chicagoland
University of Chicago Medical Center

In an anniversary event, the collaborative between UChicago Medicine and Advocate Health Care explored the success of community work and local partnerships.

Released: 28-Mar-2024 3:05 PM EDT
Study Shows Improved Outcomes in Hospitals Accredited for Rectal Cancer Surgery
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Hospitals accredited by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC) demonstrate significantly better outcomes for patients undergoing rectal cancer surgery compared to non-accredited hospitals, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS).

Released: 28-Mar-2024 3:05 PM EDT
Student-Athletes with Self-Reported Autism Spectrum Disorder are More Likely to Score Low on Common Concussion Test, Raising the Need for Autism-Specific Comparison Data
Saint Joseph's University

Study sheds light on a medical accessibility issue, the need for alternative or modified concussion assessment norms and the need for baseline testing.

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Released: 28-Mar-2024 2:05 PM EDT
Q&A: How to train AI when you don't have enough data
University of Washington

As researchers explore potential applications for AI, they have found scenarios where AI could be really useful but there’s not enough data to accurately train the algorithms. Jenq-Neng Hwang, University of Washington professor of electrical and computer and engineering, specializes in these issues.

Released: 28-Mar-2024 2:00 PM EDT
Social media use may help to empower plastic surgery patients
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

For patients considering or undergoing plastic and reconstructive surgery (PRS) procedures, using social media to gather information and answer questions can enhance patient empowerment – potentially leading to increased autonomy and better decision-making, reports a study in the April issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Newswise: Cell Division Quality Control ‘Stopwatch’ Uncovered
27-Mar-2024 7:05 PM EDT
Cell Division Quality Control ‘Stopwatch’ Uncovered
University of California San Diego

UC San Diego biologists have uncovered a quality control timing mechanism tied to cell division. The “stopwatch” function keeps track of mitosis and acts as a protective measure when the process takes too long, preventing the formation of cancerous cells.

   
24-Mar-2024 8:00 PM EDT
Rutgers Racing to Develop Paxlovid Replacement
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

SARS-CoV-2 will eventually become resistant to the only effective oral treatment. The world needs another.


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