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Newswise: Cedars-Sinai Rated “High Performing” Among Nation’s Best Hospitals for Maternity
Released: 6-Dec-2022 3:25 PM EST
Cedars-Sinai Rated “High Performing” Among Nation’s Best Hospitals for Maternity
Cedars-Sinai

Cedars-Sinai has earned the highest possible designation in U.S. News & World Report’s newly released list of “Best Hospitals for Maternity Care 2022-2023.” The medical center was rated “High Performing” for its care of patients during uncomplicated pregnancy and childbirth.

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Released: 6-Dec-2022 2:55 PM EST
Care home nurses still need support to recover from Covid trauma, research shows
University of East Anglia

Those on the front line of the Covid pandemic need mental health support to help them recover from, or manage, the stress and trauma they faced - according to University of East Anglia research.

Released: 6-Dec-2022 2:35 PM EST
The universal sound of swearing across languages
Springer

Swear words across different languages may tend to lack certain sounds such as l, r, and w, suggests research published in Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.

Newswise: Learning Systems Institute and School of Teacher Education to collaborate on ‘Education 2.0’ project in Egypt
Released: 6-Dec-2022 2:20 PM EST
Learning Systems Institute and School of Teacher Education to collaborate on ‘Education 2.0’ project in Egypt
Florida State University

Florida State University researchers will help improve teacher education in Egypt as part of a new project sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).Faculty from the Learning Systems Institute (LSI) and the School of Teacher Education at FSU will work with the Education Development Center (EDC) on the Teacher Excellence Initiative, a five-year, $49.

Released: 6-Dec-2022 2:05 PM EST
Options to holistically account for chemical pollutants threatening biodiversity
Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI)

The threat chemical pollution poses to biodiversity on a global scale has been acknowledged in the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. In its current form, Target 7 proposes to regulate the release of chemicals to the environment and names specific indicators focusing on pesticides, nutrients, and plastic waste. The Minamata Convention on Mercury reinforces that Target 7 of the Framework must include the following per new supporting publications: nonagricultural biocides, PFAS, toxic metalloids including mercury, and endocrine disrupting chemicals.

Newswise: Scientists Narrow the Anchor Point in a Quantum Chromodynamics Critical Point Search
Released: 6-Dec-2022 2:05 PM EST
Scientists Narrow the Anchor Point in a Quantum Chromodynamics Critical Point Search
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Heavy ion collisions using gold nuclei found a phase of nuclear matter with freely moving quarks and gluons, the Quark Gluon Plasma (QGP). Scientists are aiming to establish if a critical point exists in the phase diagram of nuclear matter, where the QGP would coexist with a gas of protons, neutrons, and other particles. Research at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider indicates that if this critical point exists, it is between energies of 3 and 20 giga-electron volts.

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Released: 6-Dec-2022 1:50 PM EST
Johns Hopkins Center for Indigenous Health Awarded $27.8 Million Through LEGO Foundation Build a World of Play Challenge
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

The Johns Hopkins Center for Indigenous Health has been awarded $27.8 million by the LEGO Foundation through its Build a World of Play Challenge for the Center’s Family Spirit home-visiting program. The Center is based at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Newswise: Oh Baby: UC San Diego Health is Delivered Highest Rating for Obstetric Care
Released: 6-Dec-2022 1:20 PM EST
Oh Baby: UC San Diego Health is Delivered Highest Rating for Obstetric Care
UC San Diego Health

UC San Diego Health is recognized as a 2022-2023 High Performing hospital for obstetric and infant care, the highest award a hospital can earn by U.S. News & World Report.

Released: 6-Dec-2022 1:15 PM EST
Gamechangers in Sustainability: Kogod School of Business Launches Inaugural Speaker Series
American University

The series features a premiere line up of innovative and sustainability focused business leaders Beginning in February 2023, American University’s Kogod School of Business is launching a one-of-a-kind speaker series, Gamechangers in Sustainability. In partnership with AU’s Sine Institute of Policy and Politics, the speaker series will examine how the most innovative leaders work to create a more sustainable world.

   
Released: 6-Dec-2022 12:30 PM EST
UCMC named ‘Top Teaching Hospital’ by leading industry watchdog Leapfrog Group
University of Chicago Medical Center

The University of Chicago Medical Center has been named a "Top Teaching Hospital" by The Leapfrog Group for the fifth time, recognizing the academic medical center's long record of providing patients with safe, world-class healthcare while educating future clinicians. The industry watchdog organization designated 58 academic medical centers across the country as "Top Teaching Hospitals" on its 2022 Top Hospitals list, which was published Tuesday, December 6.

Released: 6-Dec-2022 12:25 PM EST
Veterinarians at Tufts Raise Awareness of Intravenous Fluid Therapy Complications
Tufts University

Clinicians at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University launch an initiative encouraging animal hospitals to rethink the use of intravenous fluid in hospitalized patients

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Released: 6-Dec-2022 11:50 AM EST
Decrease in Japanese children's ability to balance during movement related to COVID-19 activity restrictions
Nagoya University

A team of researchers from Nagoya University in central Japan investigated how restrictions on children's activities during the COVID-19 pandemic affected their life habits and their abilities to perform physical activities.

Released: 6-Dec-2022 11:50 AM EST
Warming climate spurs harmful oxygen loss in lakes
Cornell University

New research from Cornell University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute shows a continually warming world is leading to extended, late-summer weeks of water stratification in lakes, which prompts oxygen deprivation in the water – provoking conditions called hypoxia (low oxygen) and anoxia (no oxygen) – and negative consequences for fish and other species.

Released: 6-Dec-2022 11:50 AM EST
Itchy Eyes and a Runny Nose? It Could Be Climate Change
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Researchers with the Rutgers Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute have simulated how climate change will affect the distribution of two leading allergens – oak and ragweed pollens – across the contiguous United States. The results, published in the journal Frontiers in Allergy, may make your eyes water.

Newswise: Rutgers School of Public Health is Leaving Twitter
Released: 6-Dec-2022 11:40 AM EST
Rutgers School of Public Health is Leaving Twitter
Rutgers School of Public Health

As a school that espouses zero tolerance for harassment and discrimination, the Rutgers School of Public Health has made the decision to leave Twitter based on recent events.

Released: 6-Dec-2022 11:40 AM EST
Global Virus Network (GVN) Announces 2022 Elected Members of Rising Star Mentorship Program
Global Virus Network

The Global Virus Network (GVN) announced eleven members of the 2022 GVN Rising Star Mentorship Program. The newly elected members span eight countries around the globe.

   
Released: 6-Dec-2022 11:20 AM EST
Parkinson’s medication improved blood pressure in teens with Type 1 diabetes
American Heart Association (AHA)

Teens with Type 1 diabetes (T1D) who took bromocriptine, a medication used to treat Parkinson’s disease and Type 2 diabetes, had lower blood pressure and less stiff arteries after one month of treatment compared to those who did not take the medicine, according to a small study published today in Hypertension, an American Heart Association journal.

Newswise: Researchers propose new structures to harvest untapped source of freshwater
Released: 6-Dec-2022 11:05 AM EST
Researchers propose new structures to harvest untapped source of freshwater
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

An almost limitless supply of fresh water exists in the form of water vapor above Earth’s oceans, yet remains untapped, researchers said.

Newswise: Matthew D. McHugh, PhD, to Receive the 17th 
Claire M. Fagin Distinguished Researcher Award
Released: 6-Dec-2022 11:05 AM EST
Matthew D. McHugh, PhD, to Receive the 17th Claire M. Fagin Distinguished Researcher Award
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

The biennial award honors the best scholarly qualities that Dr. Fagin, the School’s third Dean, exemplified. It is given to a Penn Nursing faculty member, or a graduate from the School’s doctoral program, who has made a distinguished contribution to nursing scholarship.

Released: 6-Dec-2022 11:05 AM EST
Twin study links exercise to beneficial epigenetic changes
Washington State University

Consistent exercise can change not just waistlines but the very molecules in the human body that influence how genes behave, a new study of twins indicates.

Newswise: Why Those Sounds From Your Upstairs Neighbor Are So Annoying #ASA183
29-Nov-2022 3:25 PM EST
Why Those Sounds From Your Upstairs Neighbor Are So Annoying #ASA183
Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

At the 183rd ASA Meeting, Markus Mueller-Trapet will describe experiments designed to simulate and measure the perceived annoyance experienced from noisy neighbors in multi-unit residential buildings. He and his team provided a living room-like situation and recorded impact sounds of objects dropping and people walking. They then presented the recordings to study participants, using different playback techniques and virtual reality, and created an online survey. The team hopes to provide guidance to architects and building code developers.

Newswise: Tiny Underwater Sand Dunes May Shed Light on Larger Terrestrial and Martian Formations
2-Dec-2022 2:15 PM EST
Tiny Underwater Sand Dunes May Shed Light on Larger Terrestrial and Martian Formations
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

In Physics of Fluids, researchers have been studying the dynamics of how crescent-shaped sand dunes are formed. Known as barchans, these formations are commonly found in various sizes and circumstances, on Earth and on Mars. Using a computational fluid dynamics approach, the team carried out simulations by applying the equations of motion to each grain in a pile being deformed by a fluid flow, showing the ranges of values for the proper computation of barchan dunes down to the grain scale.

Newswise: How Metastatic Cancer Causes Leaky Blood Vessels
2-Dec-2022 2:10 PM EST
How Metastatic Cancer Causes Leaky Blood Vessels
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

In APL Bioengineering, researchers examine the local communication between endothelial cells and tumors cells and its effects on endothelial cell orientation. The approach uses co-cultured human umbilical vein endothelial cells and breast epithelial tumor cell lines to simulate the tumor-endothelial interaction. The group found the clockwise chirality of the hUVECs was less affected by local hormone signaling and more so by direct physical contact with tumor cells. Specific proteins on the tumor cell binding to others on endothelial cells appeared to play a role in changing the clockwise chirality of hUVECs.

   
Released: 6-Dec-2022 10:55 AM EST
Redesigning diabetes technology to detect low blood sugar in older adults with diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease
Regenstrief Institute

Regenstrief Institute Research Scientist April Savoy, PhD, a human factors engineer and health services researcher, is developing and testing user-friendly health information tools and technology designed to enhance accessibility and value to older adults with both diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease, and their caregivers.

Newswise: Supersonic Travel, Without the Sonic Boom #ASA183
29-Nov-2022 3:40 PM EST
Supersonic Travel, Without the Sonic Boom #ASA183
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

At the 183rd ASA Meeting, Gautam Shah will discuss plans to test a supersonic aircraft with technology to alter how supersonic shock waves behave and reduce sonic booms. NASA will conduct a series of flights over various communities across the U.S., and Shah and his team will measure the sound of the aircraft and conduct public surveys to understand the public response to different noise levels. By providing this information to regulatory agencies, the group hopes to inform an overland supersonic sound standard.

Newswise: 3D-Printed Violins Bring Music into More Hands #ASA183
29-Nov-2022 5:00 PM EST
3D-Printed Violins Bring Music into More Hands #ASA183
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Creating 3D-printed, low-cost, durable violins for music students, researchers have explored the factors that result in the best violin sounds and performed a concerto composed specifically for 3D-printed instruments. The violin was created in two sections. The body is made of a plastic polymer material and designed to produce a resonant tone, while the neck and fingerboard are printed in smooth ABS plastic to be comfortable in the musician's hands. The result is a violin that produces a darker, more mellow sound than traditionally made instruments.

Released: 6-Dec-2022 10:30 AM EST
Nuclear Physics Gets a Boost for High-Performance Computing
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

Efforts to harness the power of supercomputers to better understand the hidden worlds inside the nucleus of the atom recently received a big boost. A project led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility is one of three to split $35 million in grants from the DOE via a partnership program of DOE’s Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC). The $13 million project includes key scientists based at six DOE national labs and two universities, including Jefferson Lab, Argonne National Lab, Brookhaven National Lab, Oak Ridge National Lab, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Los Alamos National Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and William & Mary.

Released: 6-Dec-2022 10:25 AM EST
Dec. 13-15 Science Innovation Showcase Highlights Alternative Proteins, Next-Gen Topics
Institute for the Advancement of Food and Nutrition Sciences

Afternoons-only, virtual conference features talks on food labels, 'safe' ingredients and more.

   
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Released: 6-Dec-2022 10:05 AM EST
CRISPR insight: How to fine-tune the Cas protein’s grip on DNA
Cornell University

At the heart of every CRISPR reaction, whether naturally occurring in bacteria or harnessed by CRIPSR-Cas gene editing technology, is a strong molecular bond of a Cas protein via a guide RNA to its target site on DNA. It’s like a nanoscale ski binding.

Newswise: Argonne researchers awarded $3.8 million to study clean energy
Released: 6-Dec-2022 10:05 AM EST
Argonne researchers awarded $3.8 million to study clean energy
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne chemist Karen Mulfort and her research team were awarded $3.8 million across three years to study clean energy.

Released: 6-Dec-2022 10:05 AM EST
How to treat minor burns and cuts
American Academy of Dermatology

With the holidays upon us, kitchen accidents can become more common as we cook meals for large gatherings of friends and family. In preparation for the holiday season, a board-certified dermatologist from the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) is sharing tips on how to treat minor burns and cuts and apply proper wound care.

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Released: 6-Dec-2022 10:05 AM EST
Hurricane’s effects killed sturgeon in Apalachicola River
University of Georgia

As hurricane Michael churned through the Gulf of Mexico to make landfall near Florida’s Apalachicola River in 2018, it left a sea of destruction in its wake. The path was easy to follow on land, but debris and infrastructure failures also diminished the river’s water quality and led to the death of roughly half the gulf sturgeon population there.

Released: 6-Dec-2022 10:05 AM EST
Severe COVID-19 Linked with Molecular Signatures of Brain Aging, Researchers Find
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

In a series of experiments, scientists found that gene usage in the brains of patients with COVID-19 is similar to those observed in aging brains.

Newswise: Peekaboo! A Tiny, Hidden Galaxy Provides a Peek into the Past
Released: 6-Dec-2022 10:00 AM EST
Peekaboo! A Tiny, Hidden Galaxy Provides a Peek into the Past
Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

Peekaboo! Hubble spotted a tiny galaxy hiding behind a bright star in the nearby universe. Astronomers are intrigued, as the Peekaboo Galaxy looks more like it belongs in the early universe than the local neighborhood.

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5-Dec-2022 2:05 PM EST
Study Shows Promise of New Anti-KRAS Drug for Pancreatic Cancer
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

A small molecule inhibitor that attacks the difficult to target, cancer-causing gene mutation KRAS, found in nearly 30 percent of all human tumors, successfully shrunk tumors or stopped cancer growth in preclinical models of pancreatic cancer, researchers from Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center showed.

Newswise: Researchers use ultrasound waves to move objects hands-free
Released: 6-Dec-2022 9:30 AM EST
Researchers use ultrasound waves to move objects hands-free
University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering

University of Minnesota Twin Cities researchers have discovered a new method to move objects using ultrasound waves, opening the door for using contactless manipulation in industries such as robotics and manufacturing.

Released: 6-Dec-2022 9:00 AM EST
Biobanco vivo de tecido mamário da Mayo Clinic desempenha papel importante em inovações de pesquisas
Mayo Clinic

O biobanco vivo de tecido mamário da Mayo Clinic está ajudando pesquisadores a identificar as formas pelas quais as portadoras de determinados genes podem ter maior risco de câncer de mama.

Released: 6-Dec-2022 9:00 AM EST
El banco biológico de tejido mamario vivo de Mayo Clinic desempeña un papel clave en los avances de la investigación
Mayo Clinic

Un banco biológico de tejido mamario vivo en Mayo Clinic está ayudando a los investigadores a identificar las formas en las que los portadores de ciertos genes pueden tener un mayor riesgo de presentar cáncer de mama.

Newswise: Transport of air masses in connection with
6-Dec-2022 4:00 AM EST
Transport of air masses in connection with "El Niño" decoded
University of Vienna

The El Niño phenomenon influences the weather in distant regions, as far away as the USA, India or the Mediterranean region. But how exactly these so-called teleconnections actually work has not yet been clarified completely.

Released: 6-Dec-2022 8:55 AM EST
Medical Students Lead Nationwide Movement to Excise Racism From Nephrology Curricula
Mount Sinai Health System

As medical schools across the country grapple with the arduous process of revising their curricula to be anti-racist, students at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have turned a critical eye on the very textbooks that have trained medical students for years.


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