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Newswise: Smart Transformable Nanoparticles Promise Advances in Tumor Diagnoses, Treatment
7-Dec-2021 8:05 AM EST
Smart Transformable Nanoparticles Promise Advances in Tumor Diagnoses, Treatment
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

In Applied Physics Reviews, by AIP Publishing, researchers from China and the United States examine how biology triggers morphological changes in certain types of nanoparticles. These types of particles are called smart transformable nanoparticles, because they can alter their size and shape upon stimulation from their surrounding environment.

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7-Dec-2021 7:00 AM EST
You can help scientists study the Sun
University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering

A new citizen science project, led by researchers at the University of Minnesota with support from NASA, allows volunteers to play an important role in learning more about the Sun by using their personal computers.

Newswise: Microfountain Pen Draws Minute Patterns for Live Cells, Circuits
6-Dec-2021 12:10 PM EST
Microfountain Pen Draws Minute Patterns for Live Cells, Circuits
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

In Review of Scientific Instruments, from AIP Publishing, researchers from Germany and China outline the development of a flexible and easy-to-use micropen setup, capable of directly writing on surfaces to a microprecise level. The micropen is held over an ink reservoir as ink is drawn into the pen nozzle. Once filled, the nozzle is positioned for writing onto a tabletop surface.

Newswise: Rutgers Study Unveils Carbon Mitigation Solutions to Combat Climate Change
Released: 7-Dec-2021 10:55 AM EST
Rutgers Study Unveils Carbon Mitigation Solutions to Combat Climate Change
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Increasing adoption of certain agricultural practices can help combat climate change, according to a new report by researchers from Rutgers and the University of Maine. The study explores how New Jersey’s plants and soils can help to absorb and store carbon dioxide from greenhouse gas emissions.

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Released: 7-Dec-2021 10:30 AM EST
Biomarker discovery makes early detection of high-risk COVID-19 patients possible
Walter & Eliza Hall Institute

Led by computational researchers from WEHI, in collaboration with The University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology and Hospital Marcelino Champagnat in Brazil, the study used advanced spatial transcriptomic techniques to screen for genes associated with excessive inflammation in the lungs, a key indicator of severe COVID-19.

Newswise: Danforth Center scientists develop an unprecedented three-dimensional X-ray microscope methodology to image plants at cellular resolution
Released: 7-Dec-2021 10:05 AM EST
Danforth Center scientists develop an unprecedented three-dimensional X-ray microscope methodology to image plants at cellular resolution
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

New research led by Christopher Topp and Keith Duncan have pioneered X-ray microscope technology to image plant cells, whole tissues, and even organs at unprecedented depths with cellular resolution.

Released: 7-Dec-2021 10:05 AM EST
Argonne-related spinoff company charges up the battery world
Argonne National Laboratory

Sepion Technologies, a national laboratory spinoff company working on batteries for electrified transportation, is beginning to make an impact in the marketplace as it has secured Series A funding.

Newswise: Opioid Crisis Requires New Approaches to Prescription Opioid Management
2-Dec-2021 5:10 PM EST
Opioid Crisis Requires New Approaches to Prescription Opioid Management
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

In a special article published Online First in Anesthesiology, the official peer-reviewed journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Editor-in-Chief Evan D. Kharasch, M.D., Ph.D., Editor J. David Clark, M.D., Ph.D., and former U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, M.D., M.P.H., introduced their groundbreaking new concept, a prescription opioid ecosystem, to combat the opioid crisis and the opioid paradox.

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Released: 7-Dec-2021 9:45 AM EST
Severe COVID could reduce male fertility
University of Georgia

A new study from the University of Georgia explores the potential impact of the virus on male fertility.

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Newswise: Curio Genomics Joins the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium
Released: 7-Dec-2021 9:00 AM EST
Curio Genomics Joins the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium
International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium

Curio Genomics has joined the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC) as a sponsoring partner, both organizations announced today

Released: 7-Dec-2021 9:00 AM EST
New study investigates immune response and vaccine hesitancy among First Nations communities
McMaster University

The study, called COVID CommUNITY- First Nations, will collect, analyze, and report data relating to COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness and safety, as well as explore hesitancy in three First Nations communities in Canada: Six Nations of the Grand River in southwestern Ontario; Lac La Ronge Indian Band in Saskatchewan; and Wendake in Quebec.

Released: 7-Dec-2021 8:45 AM EST
Beyond Delta and Omicron: Plant-Based Nutrition for Whole-Body Health in the Age of COVID: Live Expert Panel for December 7th, 2PM EST
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Beyond Delta and Omicron: Plant-Based Nutrition for Whole-Body Health in the Age of COVID

Newswise: Researchers to begin human trials for promising new inhaled COVID-19 vaccines designed to combat variants of concern
Released: 7-Dec-2021 8:45 AM EST
Researchers to begin human trials for promising new inhaled COVID-19 vaccines designed to combat variants of concern
McMaster University

Human trials are set to begin for two next-generation COVID-19 vaccines developed by a team of scientists at McMaster University.

Newswise: How you speak up at work can affect whether you’re picked for a team
Released: 7-Dec-2021 8:05 AM EST
How you speak up at work can affect whether you’re picked for a team
Iowa State University

Business leaders and management experts often encourage people to speak up in the workplace. Suggesting a creative idea or a more efficient way to work can help companies overcome challenges and meet goals. But new research shows another, more subtle and often overlooked form of speaking up has a big effect on the way work gets done and how teams come together.

Released: 7-Dec-2021 8:05 AM EST
Study shows how bias can creep into medical databanks that drive precision health and clinical AI
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Racial and ethnic diversity in biobanks and genetic databases is crucial for the accuracy of artificial intelligence (AI) and biomarker research and products. But a new study shows how bias can creep in.

Newswise: VLA Reveals Double-Helix Structure in Massive Galaxy's Jet
Released: 7-Dec-2021 8:00 AM EST
VLA Reveals Double-Helix Structure in Massive Galaxy's Jet
National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Astronomers used the VLA to trace a corkscrew-shaped magnetic field in a powerful jet of material ejected from the core of a massive galaxy farther away from the central galaxy's central black hole than ever seen before.

Newswise: Ferocious fungus
Released: 7-Dec-2021 8:00 AM EST
Ferocious fungus
University of Utah

Armillaria ostoyae is a gnarly parasitic fungus with long black tentacles that spread out and attack vegetation.Not much was known about what makes the Armillaria ostoyae so hard to kill — until now. A team of researchers led by University of Utah mechanical engineering assistant professor Steven Naleway has been studying the defense mechanism of the tree fungus to better understand what makes it so hearty.

Newswise: Kiwis took advantage of COVID freedoms last New Year to party hard
7-Dec-2021 6:05 AM EST
Kiwis took advantage of COVID freedoms last New Year to party hard
University of South Australia

The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the impact of lockdowns and restrictions on designer drug use in 10 different countries over the 2020/21 New Year period, according to a new study led by the University of South Australia.

1-Dec-2021 1:30 PM EST
Microgrids and Solar Reduce Risk of Power Outages
Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

Climate change is fueling more floods, droughts, wildfires, and extreme storms across the United States. As a result, aging power grids are being pushed beyond their limits, sometimes with deadly impacts. (In 2020, a series of unusual winter storms knocked the power out in Texas for days -- leading to shortages of water and heat and more than 100 deaths.)

30-Nov-2021 3:55 PM EST
The Human and Economic Impacts of COVID-19
Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

Throughout its unsteady course, the COVID-19 pandemic has altered the behavior of businesses and households. Those behavioral changes, intensified by government actions like mandatory closures, have had a reverberating impact on the U.S. economy.

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Newswise: HPV-vaccinated women are more likely to undergo cervical cancer screenings compared to unvaccinated individuals
Released: 7-Dec-2021 7:05 AM EST
HPV-vaccinated women are more likely to undergo cervical cancer screenings compared to unvaccinated individuals
Penn State College of Medicine

Women who are vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) are more likely to undergo cervical cancer screenings than unvaccinated women, according to new research by Penn State College of Medicine.

Released: 7-Dec-2021 7:05 AM EST
When Can My Baby Have Solid Food?
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

A baby’s first year is full of special milestones, including the first time eating solid foods. At around 6 months, most babies can transition to food other than breast milk or formula, but some babies with special needs may not show signs of readiness at that age.

Newswise: The Medical Minute: Take along a ‘doctor in your pocket’ with OnDemand app
Released: 7-Dec-2021 7:05 AM EST
The Medical Minute: Take along a ‘doctor in your pocket’ with OnDemand app
Penn State Health

If you’re traveling for the holidays and an emergency happens, virtual health services offer the opportunity to see a doctor from Grandma’s living room – no matter what state you’re in.

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Newswise: USC Norris Cancer Hospital earns national 2021 Leapfrog Top Teaching Hospital award
Released: 7-Dec-2021 12:05 AM EST
USC Norris Cancer Hospital earns national 2021 Leapfrog Top Teaching Hospital award
Keck Medicine of USC

USC Norris Cancer Hospital, part of USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, was named a Top Teaching Hospital nationally by The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization.

Newswise: A daily dose of yoghurt could be the go-to food to manage high blood pressure
Released: 7-Dec-2021 12:05 AM EST
A daily dose of yoghurt could be the go-to food to manage high blood pressure
University of South Australia

Whether it’s a dollop on your morning cereal or a simple snack on the go, a daily dose of yoghurt could be the next go-to food for people with high blood pressure, according to new research from the University of South Australia.

6-Dec-2021 3:20 PM EST
Sex and race disparities found in management of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in the hospital
Mayo Clinic

In recent decades, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) use in the management of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) has increased. However, a new Mayo Clinic study finds that ICDs are not used as often for female patients and patients of color.

Newswise: Researchers create contamination test for dairy products using technology that can be printed inside containers
6-Dec-2021 4:30 PM EST
Researchers create contamination test for dairy products using technology that can be printed inside containers
McMaster University

Researchers have developed a test to reveal bacterial contamination in dairy products well before they have a chance to reach anyone’s lips. The concept is designed to be applied to any form of packaged food.

Newswise:Video Embedded self-administered-cognition-test-predicts-early-signs-of-dementia-sooner
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4-Dec-2021 12:05 PM EST
Self-administered cognition test predicts early signs of dementia sooner
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

A new study finds that a simple, self-administered test developed by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, College of Medicine and College of Public Health can identify the early, subtle signs of dementia sooner than the most commonly used office-based standard cognitive test.

Released: 6-Dec-2021 7:05 PM EST
Psychologist shares tips for children’s holiday gifts that challenge gender stereotypes
University of California, Santa Cruz

Thinking beyond the bounds of toy-related gender stereotypes can help kids get the broadest possible range of benefits out of their gifts this holiday season.

Newswise: Fusion’s role in fighting climate change
Released: 6-Dec-2021 5:05 PM EST
Fusion’s role in fighting climate change
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Physicists Robert Goldston and Jacob Schwartz present a broad overview of the development of fusion energy on Earth and relate it to the mitigation of climate change.

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Released: 6-Dec-2021 4:45 PM EST
Is privacy dead?
Washington University in St. Louis

In a new book, “Why Privacy Matters,” one of the world’s leading experts in privacy law, Neil Richards, the Koch Distinguished Professor in Law and co-director of the Cordell Institute for Policy in Medicine & Law at Washington University in St. Louis, argues privacy is not dead, but up for grabs.

Newswise: Chemoimmunotherapy dramatically improved survival of high-risk neuroblastoma patients
3-Dec-2021 2:10 PM EST
Chemoimmunotherapy dramatically improved survival of high-risk neuroblastoma patients
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital phase II clinical trial results suggest that the monoclonal antibody hu14.18K322A could help change treatment of children with high-risk neuroblastoma.

Newswise: New Moonshadow tomato packs flavorful punch, offers better shelf stability
Released: 6-Dec-2021 3:50 PM EST
New Moonshadow tomato packs flavorful punch, offers better shelf stability
Cornell University

A new high-flavor, shelf-stable grape tomato is the latest variety released from Cornell University aimed at small farms, organic growers and home gardeners.

Newswise: SARS-CoV-2 infects sustentacular cells in the olfactory epithelium of COVID-19 patients
Released: 6-Dec-2021 3:45 PM EST
SARS-CoV-2 infects sustentacular cells in the olfactory epithelium of COVID-19 patients
Max Planck Society (Max-Planck-Gesellschaft)

It is now widely known that COVID-19 is associated with the transient or long-term loss of olfaction (the sense of smell) but the mechanisms remain obscure.

Released: 6-Dec-2021 3:45 PM EST
Spaceflight wreaks havoc on liver metabolism
University of Tsukuba

The latest findings of a series of studies on mice that examined harmful effects caused by spending time in space show that gene expression related to liver metabolism is altered in response to the space environment.

Newswise: Migratory birds have lighter-colored feathers
Released: 6-Dec-2021 3:30 PM EST
Migratory birds have lighter-colored feathers
Cell Press

Migratory birds are specially adapted to find their way over extreme distances that represent remarkable tests of endurance.

Released: 6-Dec-2021 3:20 PM EST
Department of Energy Announces $2 Million for Traineeship in Isotope R&D and Production
Department of Energy, Office of Science

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $2 million in funding to establish a first-of-its-kind traineeship program in isotope R&D, production, and processing.

Released: 6-Dec-2021 3:15 PM EST
Slugging it out: Scientists find material that mimics the intelligence of sea slugs
Argonne National Laboratory

A team led by Purdue University used the Advanced Photon Source to characterize a quantum material that mimics the neural behavior of sea slugs. This could be a first step toward more efficient artificial intelligence hardware.

Newswise: Scientists find first in human evidence of how memories form
Released: 6-Dec-2021 3:15 PM EST
Scientists find first in human evidence of how memories form
UT Southwestern Medical Center

In a discovery that could one day benefit people suffering from traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer’s disease, and schizophrenia, UT Southwestern researchers have identified the characteristics of more than 100 memory-sensitive neurons that play a central role in how memories are recalled in the brain.

Newswise: Burrowing critters increase risk of levee failure
Released: 6-Dec-2021 3:10 PM EST
Burrowing critters increase risk of levee failure
American Geophysical Union (AGU)

Researchers have developed a new method to estimate the risk of levee failure and flooding from burrowing animals like badgers and porcupines.

Newswise: Exploring the Effectiveness of Telehealth in Opioid Use Disorder
Released: 6-Dec-2021 2:55 PM EST
Exploring the Effectiveness of Telehealth in Opioid Use Disorder
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

The majority of individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD) face access barriers to evidence-based treatment. While the COVID-19 pandemic offered an opportunity to address OUD treatment access barriers by allowing for expanded use of telehealth, is it not yet clear if this technology will help eliminate those barriers or exacerbate pre-existing treatment inequities.


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