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Newswise: Can Seven Questions Determine How Wise You Are?
30-Nov-2021 11:20 AM EST
Can Seven Questions Determine How Wise You Are?
University of California San Diego Health

Researchers report that an abbreviated, seven-item scale can help determine with high validity a person’s level of wisdom, a potentially modifiable personality trait that has been shown to have a strong association to well-being.

Newswise: Hospitals Have Ethical Obligation to Care for Unvaccinated Severe COVID-19 Patients
2-Dec-2021 8:00 AM EST
Hospitals Have Ethical Obligation to Care for Unvaccinated Severe COVID-19 Patients
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

A new opinion piece published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society provides an exhaustive examination of the ethics of using hospital resources on unvaccinated-by-choice COVID-19 pneumonia patients, versus patients with other serious illnesses whose diseases are not progressing as quickly.

Newswise: Building Better Tools for Biomanufacturing
Released: 2-Dec-2021 7:05 PM EST
Building Better Tools for Biomanufacturing
Georgia Institute of Technology

Advanced cell-based therapies are providing groundbreaking treatment options when other drugs aren’t working. Georgia Tech researchers have developed tool the size of a thumbnail that performs real-time cell analysis, improving efficiency and speeding up the time it takes to create a personalized, life-saving treatment and cures for previously untreatable diseases.

Newswise: How does the climate crisis affect the Antarctic fur seal?
Released: 2-Dec-2021 6:55 PM EST
How does the climate crisis affect the Antarctic fur seal?
University of Barcelona

The climate crisis is limiting the availability of krill —small crustaceans that are vital in the marine food chain— during summer in some areas of the Antarctica.

Released: 2-Dec-2021 6:50 PM EST
Cannabis impacts sperm counts, motility in two generations of mice
Washington State University

An intense but short-term exposure to cannabis vapor lowered sperm counts and slowed sperm movement, or motility, not only in the directly exposed male mice but also in their sons.

Released: 2-Dec-2021 6:40 PM EST
Conservatives and liberals feel differently about the products they purchase -- Here's how companies can use this to improve sales
American Marketing Association (AMA)

Researchers from Catholic University of Portugal, Boston College, Korea University, University of Texas at San Antonio, and Rice University published a new paper in the Journal of Marketing that identifies customers’ political ideology as an important driver of their satisfaction.

Released: 2-Dec-2021 6:25 PM EST
How food intake modifies the gut
Université de Genève (University of Geneva)

With more than 10% of the world’s population obese and 40% overweight, obesity constitutes one of the most crucial health challenges.

Released: 2-Dec-2021 6:15 PM EST
Climate modeling confirms historical records showing rise in hurricane activity
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

When forecasting how storms may change in the future, it helps to know something about their past. Judging from historical records dating back to the 1850s, hurricanes in the North Atlantic have become more frequent over the last 150 years.

Newswise: A dinosaur trove in Italy rewrites the history, geography, and evolution of the ancient Mediterranean area
Released: 2-Dec-2021 6:15 PM EST
A dinosaur trove in Italy rewrites the history, geography, and evolution of the ancient Mediterranean area
Universita di Bologna

Italy is not exactly renown for dinosaurs. In comparison to its excellent artistic and archaeological heritage, dinosaur fossils are very rare.

Newswise: Are Microgrids a Key to Grid Resiliency?
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Released: 2-Dec-2021 5:50 PM EST
Are Microgrids a Key to Grid Resiliency?
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

With an eye on renewable, accessible, and resilient power, PNNL researchers show hyper-local microgrids are a viable option, if designed with the right mix of sources.

Released: 2-Dec-2021 5:35 PM EST
Wild blue wonder: X-ray beam explores food color protein
Cornell University

A natural food colorant called phycocyanin provides a fun, vivid blue in soft drinks, but it is unstable on grocery shelves. Cornell University’s synchrotron is helping to steady it.

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Newswise: Killer Whales Lingering in Newly Melted Arctic Ocean #ASA181
19-Nov-2021 10:20 AM EST
Killer Whales Lingering in Newly Melted Arctic Ocean #ASA181
Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

Killer whales will often travel to different areas to target varieties of prey. In a study including eight years of passive acoustic data, researchers monitored killer whale movements using acoustic tools, finding killer whales are spending more time than previously recorded in the Arctic Ocean, despite risks of ice entrapment there. Their readings indicate this change is directly following the decrease in sea ice in the area.

Newswise: Lego Down! Focused Vibrations Knock Over Minifigures #ASA181
19-Nov-2021 2:00 PM EST
Lego Down! Focused Vibrations Knock Over Minifigures #ASA181
Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

To demonstrate the power of focused vibrations, researchers use speaker shakers to generate vibrations in a plate. They place Lego minifigures on the plate, choose a target, and measure the impulse response between each shaker and the target location. Playing that very response from the shakers, but reversed in time, creates sound waves that constructively interfere at the target minifigure. The focused energy knocks over the single Lego minifig without disrupting the surrounding minifigs.

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Newswise: Evasive Maneuvers
Released: 2-Dec-2021 4:50 PM EST
Evasive Maneuvers
Harvard Medical School

New study models future SARS-CoV-2 mutations and forecasts their ability to evade immune defenses developed by vaccines and antibody-based treatments.

Released: 2-Dec-2021 4:40 PM EST
UM School of Medicine & Regeneron Researchers Link New Gene Variant in Amish Population to Lower Risk of Heart Disease
University of Maryland School of Medicine

University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) researchers, working with scientists from the Regeneron Genetics Center (RGC), discovered a new gene variant associated with lower levels of heart-damaging LDL cholesterol and a blood clotting protein called fibrinogen that appears to significantly lower a person’s risk of heart disease.

Released: 2-Dec-2021 4:25 PM EST
The Omicron Variant: What We Know So Far
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Just as families are making holiday plans and vaccines are rolling out for children ages 5 to 11, the world is suddenly on high alert about Omicron, a new coronavirus variant that is circulating around the globe.

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Released: 2-Dec-2021 4:10 PM EST
New tech gives kidney stone patients options
University of Washington School of Medicine

Using high-frequency waves, the new treatment pushes smaller stones from the bottom of the kidney toward the ureter. The procedure allows for an office visit instead of surgery.

Newswise: Report explores how public policies failed Black, Latino Chicagoans during COVID-19
Released: 2-Dec-2021 3:55 PM EST
Report explores how public policies failed Black, Latino Chicagoans during COVID-19
University of Illinois Chicago

A new report issued from the University of Illinois Chicago’s Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy analyzes how national and local policies related to health care, mental health care, housing, child care and education, and social assistance failed to meet the needs of Chicago’s Black and Latino residents and contributed to the health disparities in COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations and deaths.

Released: 2-Dec-2021 3:45 PM EST
8 من مستشفيات مايو كلينك تحصل على الدرجة 'الأولى' لسلامة المرضى
Mayo Clinic

ولاية مينيسوتا- سجلت ثمانية من مستشفيات مايو كلينك درجات عالية فيما يتعلق بالسلامة، حيث حصلت تلك المستشفيات على الدرجة "الأولى" لسلامة المرضى من مجموعة ليب فروغ، وهي منظمة غير ربحية يديرها أرباب عمل وغيرهم من كبار مشتري المزايا الصحية.

Released: 2-Dec-2021 3:35 PM EST
8 hospitais da Mayo Clinic recebem nota “A” para segurança do paciente
Mayo Clinic

Oito hospitais da Mayo Clinic receberam a maior nota para segurança. Esses hospitais receberam nota “A” para segurança do paciente do The Leapfrog Group, uma organização sem fins lucrativos administrada por empregadores e outros grandes compradores de benefícios de saúde.

Released: 2-Dec-2021 3:35 PM EST
八家妙佑医疗国际医院在患者安全获得“A”级评级
Mayo Clinic

八家妙佑医疗国际(Mayo Clinic) 医院在安全性方面荣获高分。The Leapfrog Group是一家由雇主及其他大型健康福利购买方经营的非营利性组织,该组织根据上述医院在患者安全的成绩,提供了“A”级评级。

Newswise: Physicists exploit space and time symmetries to control quantum materials
Released: 2-Dec-2021 2:45 PM EST
Physicists exploit space and time symmetries to control quantum materials
University of Exeter

Physicists from Exeter and Trondheim have developed a theory describing how space reflection and time reversal symmetries can be exploited, allowing for greater control of transport and correlations within quantum materials.

Released: 2-Dec-2021 2:45 PM 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

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Released: 2-Dec-2021 2:25 PM EST
WashU Expert: Roe v. Wade reflects neutrality that Kavanaugh seeks
Washington University in St. Louis

Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh suggested the court should take a neutral position on the divisive question of abortion during oral arguments in an abortion case Dec. 1. In fact, Roe v. Wade does exactly that, said an expert on reproductive rights at Washington University in St. Louis.

Released: 2-Dec-2021 2:20 PM EST
Department of Energy Announces $5.7 Million for Research on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) for Nuclear Physics Accelerators and Detectors
Department of Energy, Office of Science

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $5.7 million for six projects that will implement artificial intelligence methods to accelerate scientific discovery in nuclear physics research.

Newswise: Data Shows Increase in Autism Spectrum Disorder Prevalence
Released: 2-Dec-2021 2:15 PM EST
Data Shows Increase in Autism Spectrum Disorder Prevalence
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) researchers, as part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) network, report an increase in the number of children in Tennessee with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Released: 2-Dec-2021 2:15 PM EST
Immune cells in the brain play key role in relationship between gut microbes and beta-amyloid
University of Chicago Medical Center

Perturbing the gut microbiome with antibiotics during early life leads to a reduction in amyloid plaques in male mice in adulthood — and microglia are a critical component of the effect.

Newswise: Scientists identify another reason why batteries can’t charge in minutes
Released: 2-Dec-2021 2:15 PM EST
Scientists identify another reason why batteries can’t charge in minutes
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne scientists see plating on anode caused by molecular distortions

Released: 2-Dec-2021 2:05 PM EST
Across races, prostate cancer screening and detection decreased after 2012 statement
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

A previous US statement discouraging routine prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing led to lower rates of prostate cancer screening and higher metastatic rates across racial groups – including Black men, who are at increased risk of prostate cancer, suggests a study in Urology Practice®, an Official Journal of the American Urological Association (AUA). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 2-Dec-2021 1:45 PM EST
8 hospitales de Mayo Clinic reciben calificación de «A» en seguridad del paciente
Mayo Clinic

Ocho hospitales de Mayo Clinic obtuvieron calificaciones altas en seguridad. Estos hospitales obtuvieron una «A» en seguridad del paciente por parte de The Leapfrog Group, organización sin fines de lucro y dirigida tanto por empleadores como por otros compradores importantes de beneficios de salud.

Released: 2-Dec-2021 1:35 PM EST
Maryland Autism Rates Among 8-Year-Olds Up 6.5 Percent in New CDC Report
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

New CDC data, collected by researchers at the Wendy Klag Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities at the Bloomberg School, finds an increase in autism prevalence in five Maryland counties based in 2018 data.

Newswise: WVU Extension experts offer reminders about fall burning considerations to prevent brush and forest fires
Released: 2-Dec-2021 1:30 PM EST
WVU Extension experts offer reminders about fall burning considerations to prevent brush and forest fires
West Virginia University

Fire restrictions vary by state. In West Virginia, the fall fire season runs from Oct. 1 through Dec. 31 while the spring fire season goes from March 1 to May 31.

Newswise: Filtering Unwanted Sounds from Baby Monitors #ASA181
19-Nov-2021 11:30 AM EST
Filtering Unwanted Sounds from Baby Monitors #ASA181
Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

Researchers at Johns Hopkins APL team aim to create an ideal baby monitor that alerts parents when their baby needs attention but does not transmit or amplify sound from other sources. The project uses open-source audio processing hardware, originally intended for hearing aids, to filter out unwanted noises that may lead parents to turn down their baby monitor volume and potentially miss infant cries. They plan to keep babies' whole frequency range in mind as they explore signal processing options.

Released: 2-Dec-2021 1:20 PM EST
Hackensack Meridian Health Announces Jose Lozano to Return as Senior Vice President, Strategic Business Partnerships
Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Health today announced that Jose Lozano, President and Chief Executive Officer of Choose New Jersey, will rejoin New Jersey’s largest, most comprehensive health network as Senior Vice President, Strategic Business Partnerships on January 3, 2022.

Newswise: Light-powered soft robots could suck up oil spills
Released: 2-Dec-2021 1:20 PM EST
Light-powered soft robots could suck up oil spills
University of California, Riverside

A floating, robotic film designed at UC Riverside could be trained to hoover oil spills at sea or remove contaminants from drinking water.

Newswise: Faces of 2021 Fall Graduates: Together Again
Released: 2-Dec-2021 1:05 PM EST
Faces of 2021 Fall Graduates: Together Again
University of Northern Colorado

After the numerous challenges brought on by COVID-19, students were able to enjoy a sense of normalcy this past fall as on-campus students returned for in-person classes and the university restored activities and events that were canceled during the 2020-21 academic year due to the pandemic. Meet nine of the more than 840 undergraduate and graduate students who persevered through the challenges and are graduating on Friday, Dec. 10, and Saturday, Dec. 11.

Newswise: In 30 cases of police killing unarmed Black people, team found few words of healing in news conferences, releases
Released: 2-Dec-2021 1:00 PM EST
In 30 cases of police killing unarmed Black people, team found few words of healing in news conferences, releases
Arizona State University (ASU)

A new research study by an Arizona State University criminology professor finds that empathy is rarely expressed by criminal justice officials in the aftermath of police killings of unarmed African Americans, potentially missing an opportunity to ease tensions.

2-Dec-2021 11:30 AM EST
U.S. Autism Rate is One in 44, New Jersey Rate is One in 35 Among 8-Year-Old Children
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The autism rate among 8-year-old children in the United States is one in 44 and one in 35 in New Jersey, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that included researchers at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.

1-Dec-2021 8:05 AM EST
Autism in Utah 8-Year-Olds Far More Prevalent than Previously Reported
University of Utah Health

Autism prevalence among 8-year-old Utah children has risen by nearly 30% in less than a decade, according to a study of 11 communities nationwide, including Salt Lake City and surrounding counties, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Newswise: Sounding Off on Seattle Space Needle Renovation #ASA181
19-Nov-2021 3:05 PM EST
Sounding Off on Seattle Space Needle Renovation #ASA181
Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

The Seattle Space Needle recently underwent a renovation to enhance the visitor experience, and acoustic designers were tasked with ensuring that the new design is a quiet one, incorporating designs targeted toward limiting unnecessary sound transmission and enhancing future visitor experience. They selected acoustic materials that complement the architectural concept for the spaces and provide effective reverberant sound control.

Newswise: Jefferson Lab Accelerator Gets a Fresh Pair of Eyes
Released: 2-Dec-2021 12:50 PM EST
Jefferson Lab Accelerator Gets a Fresh Pair of Eyes
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

A newly invented detector is allowing physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility to “see” neutrons like never before. Fresh insight from these devices has improved operation of the lab’s powerful electron accelerator, which is used in nuclear physics studies of the atom’s nucleus.

Released: 2-Dec-2021 12:05 PM EST
UAlbany Awarded $2.8 Million for FEMA Project Aimed at Improving Disaster Messaging
University at Albany, State University of New York

Through the project, researchers will help emergency managers develop a Message Design Dashboard (MDD) for FEMA to help write effective messages for public alert and warning.

Released: 2-Dec-2021 11:50 AM EST
Supporting both parties can help companies reduce risk
University of Oregon

U.S. companies that balance their political connections across party lines in a polarized partisan environment are in a position to see less volatility in their stock prices and profits, according to a University of Oregon-led study.

Newswise: TTUHSC Researchers Receive Patent for Identifying Viable Embryos
Released: 2-Dec-2021 11:45 AM EST
TTUHSC Researchers Receive Patent for Identifying Viable Embryos
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Two researches have developed a new method for selecting viable embryos without any direct sampling or risk to the embryo.


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