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Newswise: American Cancer Society awards Research Scholar Grant to Brooke Emerling
Released: 2-Jul-2020 8:00 AM EDT
American Cancer Society awards Research Scholar Grant to Brooke Emerling
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute is pleased to announce that the American Cancer Society (ACS) has awarded Brooke Emerling, Ph.D., a Research Scholar Grant to study a new approach to targeting tumors that have a mutation in the p53 gene—the most altered gene in human cancers. The grants are often a career-launching award for “rising stars” in the cancer research arena.

Newswise: Putting zinc on Bread Wheat Leaves
Released: 2-Jul-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Putting zinc on Bread Wheat Leaves
American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Applying zinc to the leaves of bread wheat can increase wheat grain zinc concentrations and improve its nutritional content.

Newswise: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Enters Licensing Agreement with Biogen to Develop Treatment for Inherited Retinal Disorder
2-Jul-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Enters Licensing Agreement with Biogen to Develop Treatment for Inherited Retinal Disorder
Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Massachusetts Eye and Ear, a member hospital of Mass General Brigham, is entering into an exclusive licensing agreement with Biogen to develop a potential treatment for inherited retinal degeneration due to mutations in the PRPF31 gene, which are among the most common causes for autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa.

Newswise: The lightest shielding material in the world
Released: 2-Jul-2020 7:10 AM EDT
The lightest shielding material in the world
Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology

Empa researchers have succeeded in applying aerogels to microelectronics: Aerogels based on cellulose nanofibers can effectively shield electromagnetic radiation over a wide frequency range – and they are unrivalled in terms of weight.

Newswise: Mothering in domestic violence: protecting children behind closed doors
Released: 2-Jul-2020 7:05 AM EDT
Mothering in domestic violence: protecting children behind closed doors
University of South Australia

As emerging data shows an alarming rise of domestic violence during the pandemic, researchers at the University of South Australia are urging practitioners to look beyond clinical observations and focus on the strengths that mothers exercise to protect their children from domestic abuse.

29-Jun-2020 7:10 AM EDT
Men More Likely than Women to be Seen as Brilliant
New York University

Men are more likely than are women to be seen as “brilliant,” finds a new study measuring global perceptions linked to gender. The work concludes that these stereotyped views are an instance of implicit bias, revealing automatic associations that people cannot, or at least do not, report holding when asked directly.

24-Jun-2020 11:00 AM EDT
Common Fireworks Release Toxic Metals Into the Air
NYU Langone Health

Some of America’s favorite Independence Day fireworks emit lead, copper, and other toxins, a new study suggests. These metals, which are used to give fireworks their vibrant color, also damage human cells and animal lungs.

Released: 1-Jul-2020 5:30 PM EDT
COVID-19 seed grants awarded to 7 ISU research projects
Iowa State University

Iowa State's COVID-19 Research Seed Grant program will support the initial stages of high-risk/high-reward projects that address the COVID-19 crisis.

Newswise: The Medical Minute: How to help teen drivers stay safe
Released: 1-Jul-2020 4:40 PM EDT
The Medical Minute: How to help teen drivers stay safe
Penn State Health

A driver’s license presents exciting new freedoms for teenagers and a whole new level of worry for their parents. Fortunately, there are steps that adults can take to keep their teen drivers as safe as possible.

Newswise: TMS and MRS Announce 2020-2021 Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow
Released: 1-Jul-2020 4:35 PM EDT
TMS and MRS Announce 2020-2021 Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow
TMS (The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society)

Megan Malara, The Ohio State University, has been named as the 2020-2021 TMS/MRS Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow.

Released: 1-Jul-2020 4:30 PM EDT
National Survey on COVID-19 Pandemic Shows Significant Mental Health Impact
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

The findings of a nationwide survey assessing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the emotional wellbeing of U.S. adults show 90 percent of survey respondents reported experiencing emotional distress related to the pandemic.

Newswise: National Science Foundation Awards $5 Million to Develop Innovative AI Resource
Released: 1-Jul-2020 4:15 PM EDT
National Science Foundation Awards $5 Million to Develop Innovative AI Resource
University of California San Diego

The NSF has awarded the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UC San Diego a $5 million grant to develop a high-performance resource for conducting artificial intelligence (AI) research across a wide swath of science and engineering domains.

26-Jun-2020 1:30 PM EDT
Does Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Increase Risk of Dementia?
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

There’s good news for people with Parkinson’s disease. A new study shows that deep brain stimulation may not increase the risk of developing dementia. The study is published in the July 1, 2020, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

26-Jun-2020 1:20 PM EDT
Study: Fever-Associated Seizures After Vaccination Do Not Affect Development, Behavior
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Now a new study has found there is no difference in developmental and behavioral outcomes for children who have febrile seizures after vaccination, children who have febrile seizures not associated with vaccination and children who have never had a seizure. The new study is published in the July 1, 2020 online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Febrile seizures are also known as febrile convulsions.

Newswise:Video Embedded engineers-3d-print-sensors-onto-moving-organs
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Released: 1-Jul-2020 3:55 PM EDT
Engineers 3D-print sensors onto moving organs
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

A new technique funded by NIBIB and developed by University of Minnesota researchers allows 3D printing of hydrogel-based sensors directly on the surface of organs, such as lungs—even as they expand and contract.

Newswise: High-throughput X-ray diffraction instrument comes to Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source
Released: 1-Jul-2020 3:45 PM EDT
High-throughput X-ray diffraction instrument comes to Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source
Argonne National Laboratory

A collaboration between Argonne and several universities has led to the creation of a new high-throughput X-ray diffraction instrument that will enable materials research and clear the way for improvements in advance of the APS Upgrade.

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Released: 1-Jul-2020 3:40 PM EDT
FAST detects neutral hydrogen emission from extragalactic galaxies for the first time
Chinese Academy of Sciences

The Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) is the largest telescope with the highest sensitivity in the world. Extragalactic neutral hydrogen detection is one of important scientific goals of FAST.

Released: 1-Jul-2020 3:35 PM EDT
Study shows asthma drug salbutamol's potential as Alzheimer's treatment
Lancaster University

A new study reveals that the common asthma drug salbutamol may offer potential as a treatment for Alzheimer's disease.

Newswise: Treatments tested for invasive pest on allium crops
Released: 1-Jul-2020 3:10 PM EDT
Treatments tested for invasive pest on allium crops
Cornell University

A Cornell University-led team of researchers field-tested 14 active ingredients in insecticides, applied in a variety of methods, to understand the best treatment options against the Allium leafminer, a growing threat to onions, garlic and leeks.

Newswise: Can community-based interventions help to close the epilepsy treatment gap?
Released: 1-Jul-2020 2:55 PM EDT
Can community-based interventions help to close the epilepsy treatment gap?
International League Against Epilepsy

More than 50 million people have epilepsy; about 80% live in lower- or middle-income countries, where diagnosis and treatment can be difficult or impossible. The percentage of people with epilepsy that is not receiving treatment is known as the treatment gap; in some countries, this gap exceeds 90%.

Newswise: Louis Justement and Mary-Ann Bjornsti begin leadership roles at FASEB
Released: 1-Jul-2020 2:50 PM EDT
Louis Justement and Mary-Ann Bjornsti begin leadership roles at FASEB
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Immunologist Louis Justement, Ph.D., begins his term as president of the largest coalition of biological and biomedical research associations in the United States, FASEB.

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Released: 1-Jul-2020 2:45 PM EDT
How to bring conservation messaging into wildlife-based tourism
University of Helsinki

The study states that failing to encourage tourists to do more on behalf of wildlife represents a missed opportunity for conservation.

Released: 1-Jul-2020 2:40 PM EDT
Surveys Reveal Significant Shifts in Consumer Behavior During Pandemic
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly altered how people shop, how much they buy, the trips they take outside their homes, and the number of tele-activities — like work, medicine, and education — that have become commonplace. These changes were rapid and have tremendously impacted the economy, supply chains, and the environment. Two sets of surveys were conducted by researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in an effort to quantify and understand these unprecedented shifts — and evaluate the likelihood they may last after the pandemic has ended.

Released: 1-Jul-2020 2:25 PM EDT
Financial Conflicts of Interest Are Often Not Disclosed in Spinal Surgery Journals
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Many studies published by major spinal surgery journals do not include full disclosure of researchers’ financial conflicts of interest (COIs), reports a study in Spine. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 1-Jul-2020 2:20 PM EDT
COVID-19 Fatality Risk Is Double Earlier Estimates: Study
Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health

In one of the most robust studies of COVID-19 mortality risk in the United States, researchers estimate an infection fatality rate more than double estimates from other countries, with the greatest risk to older adults. Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health scientists and New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene colleagues published the findings on the pre-print server medRxiv ahead of peer review.

Released: 1-Jul-2020 2:15 PM EDT
Study Examines Limiting School Capacity for New York City Reopening
Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health

Data modeling projections by Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health scientists evaluate potential policies to reduce new infections, hospitalizations, and deaths in coming months, including by limiting school capacity by 50 percent or capping capacity of certain industries to 25 percent during Phase Four, as well as by implementing an “adaptive PAUSE” system to re-implement social distancing rules during a rebound. The researchers have been working with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on COVID-19 planning. Their new report is posted on Github.

Released: 1-Jul-2020 2:05 PM EDT
New study confirms high prevalence of depression during the menopause transition
North American Menopause Society (NAMS)

Depression has been shown to be prevalent during menopause, affecting as many as 70% of women transitioning into menopause

Newswise: New Drug Reduces Stroke Damage in Mice
29-Jun-2020 12:35 PM EDT
New Drug Reduces Stroke Damage in Mice
Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Mice that received an injection of a new experimental drug, TAT-DP-2, after a stroke had smaller areas of damage, and their long-term neurological function was better than that of untreated animals.

25-Jun-2020 10:40 AM EDT
Level of media coverage for scientific research linked to number of citations
PLOS

An analysis of over 800 academic research papers on physical health and exercise suggests that the level of popular media coverage for a given paper is strongly linked to the attention it receives within the scientific community.

Newswise: Career Fast Track: Preparing Graduates for the Job Next Door
Released: 1-Jul-2020 1:55 PM EDT
Career Fast Track: Preparing Graduates for the Job Next Door
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

By working with local industries, CSU campuses are ensuring their graduates are ready to enter careers and drive innovation in these regional sectors.

Released: 1-Jul-2020 1:55 PM EDT
FSU experts available to comment on geochemical effects of Saharan dust cloud
Florida State University

By: Bill Wellock | Published: July 1, 2020 | 1:25 pm | SHARE: More dust from the Sahara Desert is forecast to come to the United States this week. The massive dust plume known as the Saharan Air Layer has a myriad of effects on air quality, fertilizing ecosystems and more.Florida State University has experts available to comment on some of the surprising features related to the meteorological phenomenon.

Newswise: Jellyfish-Inspired Soft Robots Can Outswim Their Natural Counterparts
Released: 1-Jul-2020 1:50 PM EDT
Jellyfish-Inspired Soft Robots Can Outswim Their Natural Counterparts
North Carolina State University

Engineering researchers have developed soft robots inspired by jellyfish that can outswim their real-life counterparts. More practically, the new jellyfish-bots highlight a technique that uses pre-stressed polymers to make soft robots more powerful.

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Released: 1-Jul-2020 1:40 PM EDT
Infant sleep problems can signal mental disorders in adolescents -- Study
University of Birmingham

Specific sleep problems among babies and very young children can be linked to mental disorders in adolescents, a new study has found.

Newswise: Saturday Morning Physics goes virtual
Released: 1-Jul-2020 1:35 PM EDT
Saturday Morning Physics goes virtual
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

Fermilab's popular outreach program for high school students, started in 1980, takes full advantage of modern technology to reach a broader audience. Recordings now are available online.

Released: 1-Jul-2020 1:30 PM EDT
Rutgers Institute for Health Names Mariana Figueiro Director for New Center for Healthy Aging
Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University

Mariana Figueiro, director of the Lighting Research Center, joins the Rutgers University community on Sept. 1 to lead two new programs focused on aging and on sleep and circadian research.

Newswise: UIC Business announces the Stuart Handler Department of Real Estate
Released: 1-Jul-2020 1:25 PM EDT
UIC Business announces the Stuart Handler Department of Real Estate
University of Illinois at Chicago

The Stuart Handler Department of Real Estate joins the accounting, finance, information and decision sciences and managerial studies departments in serving the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Business Administration’s more than 3,000 undergraduate and 800 graduate students.

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Released: 1-Jul-2020 1:20 PM EDT
Building a harder diamond
University of Tsukuba

Researchers at the University of Tsukuba used computer calculations to design a new carbon-based material even harder than diamond.

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Released: 1-Jul-2020 1:10 PM EDT
Cancer cells make blood vessels drug resistant during chemotherapy
Hokkaido University

Scientists at Hokkaido University and collaborators have identified how inflammatory changes in tumors caused by chemotherapy trigger blood vessel anomalies and thus drug-resistance, resulting in poor prognosis of cancer patients.

Newswise: Nation’s Ophthalmologists Issue New Advice This July 4th
Released: 1-Jul-2020 12:55 PM EDT
Nation’s Ophthalmologists Issue New Advice This July 4th
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

The American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Ophthalmic Trauma are concerned that trips to the hospital for fireworks-related injuries will mirror this spike in fireworks sales.


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