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Released: 11-Jun-2021 5:35 PM EDT
Leaders Who Embrace On-job Learning and Listen to Employees Have More Resilient Teams, Research Show
Rice University

Leaders who encourage their employees to learn on the job and speak up with ideas and suggestions for change have teams that are more effective and resilient in the face of unexpected situations, according to new research from Rice University and the University of Windsor.

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Released: 11-Jun-2021 5:20 PM EDT
Combating Maritime Litter
Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon

Plastic bottles drifting in the sea; bags in the stomachs of turtles; Covid-19 masks dancing in the surf: few images are as unpleasant to look at as those that show the contamination of our oceans.

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Released: 11-Jun-2021 5:10 PM EDT
Novel fast-beam-switching transceiver takes 5G to the next level
Tokyo Institute of Technology

Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) and NEC Corporation jointly develop a 28-GHz phased-array transceiver that supports efficient and reliable 5G communications.

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Released: 11-Jun-2021 4:10 PM EDT
Astronomers spot a 'blinking giant' near the centre of the Galaxy
University of Cambridge

Astronomers have spotted a giant 'blinking' star towards the centre of the Milky Way, more than 25,000 light years away.

Released: 11-Jun-2021 4:00 PM EDT
Case study shows patient on ketogenic diet living fully with IDH1-mutant glioblastoma
Boston College

A British man who rejected the standard of care to treat his brain cancer has lived with the typically fatal glioblastoma tumor growing very slowly after adopting a ketogenic diet, providing a case study that researchers say reflects the benefits of using the body's own metabolism to fight this particularly aggressive cancer instead of chemo and radiation therapy.

Newswise: University of Redlands Inaugural Juneteenth Event Brings Awareness to Campaign for National Holiday
Released: 11-Jun-2021 3:20 PM EDT
University of Redlands Inaugural Juneteenth Event Brings Awareness to Campaign for National Holiday
University of Redlands

Why do we need to celebrate Juneteenth and why should we fight to make it a national holiday? Those questions and more will be answered during the University of Redlands Inaugural Juneteenth event June 15-17, 2021 at redlands.edu/juneteenth. This virtual event is free and open to the public.

Released: 11-Jun-2021 2:45 PM EDT
Model shows sharp decrease in HIV incidence in England
University of Cambridge

The annual number of new HIV infections among men who have sex with men (MSM) in England is likely to have fallen dramatically, from 2,770 in 2013 to 854 in 2018, showing elimination of HIV transmission by 2030 to be within reach - suggests work by researchers from the MRC Biostatistics Unit at the University of Cambridge and Public Health England (PHE), published in The Lancet HIV.

Released: 11-Jun-2021 2:40 PM EDT
FSU Experts Available to Discuss Juneteenth 2021
Florida State University

By: Mark Blackwell Thomas | Published: June 11, 2021 | 2:29 pm | SHARE: In the past year, high-profile incidents of police brutality, protests and mass marches have broadened the national dialogue on race and raised the profile of Juneteenth, a holiday which commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865, to announce that the Civil War had ended, and all enslaved people were to be freed.

Newswise: Hot Core and Cool Walls Lead to Better Fusion Containment
Released: 11-Jun-2021 2:35 PM EDT
Hot Core and Cool Walls Lead to Better Fusion Containment
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Creating an efficient fusion plasma in a tokamak requires a plasma with an extremely hot core but edges cool enough to protect the tokomak walls. Researchers at the DIII-D National Fusion Facility developed a solution that uses the active injection of gases to cool the edge coupled with enhanced core confinement.

Released: 11-Jun-2021 2:30 PM EDT
Tata Consultancy Services and Broadridge Financial Solutions to Sponsor Fintech at Cornell Initiative
Cornell University

The Cornell SC Johnson College of Business is pleased to announce that Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), and Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. will join Moody’s and Fiserv as inaugural sponsors of the Fintech at Cornell Initiative.

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Released: 11-Jun-2021 2:25 PM EDT
Decoded genome of little-known disease offers hope for citrus
University of California, Riverside

Scientists are hoping the RNA of an obscure infection can one day be used like a Trojan horse to deliver life-saving treatments to citrus trees.

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Released: 11-Jun-2021 2:10 PM EDT
Saliva can be more effective than nasopharyngeal swabs for COVID-19 testing
Elsevier

The collection of nasopharyngeal swab (NPS) samples for COVID-19 diagnostic testing poses challenges including exposure risk to healthcare workers and supply chain constraints.

7-Jun-2021 9:05 PM EDT
New Discovery Shows Human Cells can Write RNA sequences into DNA
Thomas Jefferson University

In a discovery that challenges long-held dogma in biology, researchers show that mammalian cells can convert RNA sequences back into DNA, a feat more common in viruses than eukaryotic cells.

Released: 11-Jun-2021 1:25 PM EDT
Physical Activity May Curb Health Care Worker Burnout
University of Georgia

More physical activity programming could mitigate the effects of stress and improve worker mental and emotional health.

Released: 11-Jun-2021 1:25 PM EDT
A ‘Nudge’ May Not Be Enough to Counter Fake News Online
Association for Psychological Science

Can people learn to better identify fake news about COVID-19—and if so, would they be less likely to share that fake story with others? Perhaps, but it may take more than simply priming them to think more critically beforehand.

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Released: 11-Jun-2021 1:10 PM EDT
Improving dialysis through design
Washington University in St. Louis

Faculty from the McKelvey School of Engineering and the School of Medicine teamed up to design better grafts for dialysis patients.

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Newswise: CUR Engineering Division Announces 2021 Mentoring Awardees, Student Video Competition Winners
Released: 11-Jun-2021 12:15 PM EDT
CUR Engineering Division Announces 2021 Mentoring Awardees, Student Video Competition Winners
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

The Engineering Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research announces the 2021 recipients of its Mentoring Awards and winners of its Student Video Competition.

Newswise: Swiss-cheese Design Could Help Scientists Harness the Power of the Sun
Released: 11-Jun-2021 12:10 PM EDT
Swiss-cheese Design Could Help Scientists Harness the Power of the Sun
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

The big holes in Swiss cheese help make it a tasty treat. Now, scientists at PPPL are adding tiny, Swiss-cheese-type holes to components to improve the process of bringing to Earth the fusion energy that powers the sun and stars.

Newswise: The Inner Workings of the Root Microbiome
Released: 11-Jun-2021 12:10 PM EDT
The Inner Workings of the Root Microbiome
Department of Energy, Office of Science

: The soil surrounding and including the roots of plants is a hotspot for bacteria that help plants resist infections, survive drought, and take up nutrients. However, scientists did not fully understand how bacteria assist plants. A new study provides new insights into the spots on roots where bacteria attach. This could help scientists understand and control how plants and bacteria interact.

Released: 11-Jun-2021 11:15 AM EDT
Financial toxicity associated with cancer care impacts nearly 50% of women with gynecologic cancer
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Researchers report on how a diverse cohort of gynecologic cancer patients are affected by financial distress, also called “financial toxicity” in acknowledgment of the health hazards it can pose, in the International Journal of Gynecological Cancer.

Newswise: Researchers discover a key cause of energy loss in spintronic materials
Released: 11-Jun-2021 11:10 AM EDT
Researchers discover a key cause of energy loss in spintronic materials
University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering

A study led by University of Minnesota Twin Cities researchers uncovered a property of magnetic materials that will allow engineers to develop more efficient spintronic devices in the future. Spintronics focuses on using the magnetic “spin” property of electrons instead of their charge, which improves the speed and efficiency of devices used for computing and data storage.

Released: 11-Jun-2021 11:00 AM EDT
Surgeon and reproductive scientist Patricia Kilroy Donahoe, MD, FACS, named recipient of 2021 Jacobson Innovation Award
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

One of the world’s most influential reproductive scientists, Patricia Kilroy Donahoe, MD, FACS, will receive the 2021 Jacobson Innovation Award of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) during a virtual event to be held in her honor this evening.

Newswise: Study finds brain areas involved in seeking information about bad possibilities
9-Jun-2021 3:35 PM EDT
Study finds brain areas involved in seeking information about bad possibilities
Washington University in St. Louis

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified the brain regions involved in choosing whether to find out if a bad event is about to happen.

Newswise: AI Predicts How Patients with Viral Infections, Including COVID-19, Will Fare
9-Jun-2021 6:05 PM EDT
AI Predicts How Patients with Viral Infections, Including COVID-19, Will Fare
University of California San Diego Health

UC San Diego School of Medicine researchers discovered gene expression patterns associated with pandemic viral infections, providing a map to help define patients’ immune responses, measure disease severity, predict outcomes and test therapies — for current and future pandemics.

Newswise: Capturing the Chemistry of Light-Activated Cancer Drugs with Ruomei Gao
Released: 11-Jun-2021 9:15 AM EDT
Capturing the Chemistry of Light-Activated Cancer Drugs with Ruomei Gao
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Ruomei Gao—an associate professor at SUNY College at Old Westbury—has been using facilities at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials at Brookhaven Lab to investigate two primary processes of photosensitization for cancer therapy and prevention.

Newswise: Decoding Chula’s Rise to World-Class Caliber Being Crowned Asia’s Top University in Sustainability
Released: 11-Jun-2021 8:55 AM EDT
Decoding Chula’s Rise to World-Class Caliber Being Crowned Asia’s Top University in Sustainability
Chulalongkorn University

Chula’s President reveals four important factors leading Chula to be named Asia’s No.1 (No. 23 in the world) university for sustainability by THE (Times Higher Education) Impact Rankings 2021 while stressing the local and global impacts of research and innovation by faculty members and students.

Newswise: The 2021 Asian Law and Society Virtual International Conference- Call for Papers
Released: 11-Jun-2021 8:55 AM EDT
The 2021 Asian Law and Society Virtual International Conference- Call for Papers
Chulalongkorn University

The Faculty of Law, Chulalongkorn University, in collaboration with the Asian Law and Society Association (ALSA), cordially invite all to join the 2021 Asian Law and Society Virtual International Conference on “Law, Crisis and Revival in Asia” on 17-18 September 2021. The call for abstracts, relevant to the topic – Relationship of the Law and Society in Asia, is now open. (Deadline for abstract submission is 15 July 2021.)

Newswise: NUS engineers devise novel approach to wirelessly power multiple wearable devices using a single source
Released: 11-Jun-2021 8:30 AM EDT
NUS engineers devise novel approach to wirelessly power multiple wearable devices using a single source
National University of Singapore

Researchers from NUS have come up with a way to use one single device – such as a mobile phone or smart watch – to wirelessly power up to 10 wearables on a user. This novel method uses the human body as a medium for transmitting power. Their system can also harvest unused energy from electronics in a typical home or office environment to power the wearables.

Newswise: Olfactory Virtual Realities Show Promise for Mental Health Practices and Integrative Care
Released: 11-Jun-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Olfactory Virtual Realities Show Promise for Mental Health Practices and Integrative Care
University of Vermont

Study shows that scent-enhanced virtual reality technologies, or OVR, can be a safe and effective integrative approach to target anxiety, stress, and pain when combined with standard inpatient psychiatric care.

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9-Jun-2021 12:40 PM EDT
ASMBS 2021 Annual Meeting Invited Papers
American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

Long-Term Outcomes of Duodenal Switch (DS) Versus Single Anastomosis Duodeno-Ileostomy with Sleeve Gastrectomy (SADI-S): A Matched Cohort Study

9-Jun-2021 12:30 PM EDT
ASMBS 2021 Annual Meeting Select Study Highlights
American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

The risk of stroke is cut by more than half in what researchers believe is the largest patient sample size ever for a study on bariatric surgery and its effect on ischemic cerebrovascular disease (96,094 bariatric surgery patients and 1,533,725 matched nonsurgical patients with obesity).

9-Jun-2021 12:40 PM EDT
New Study Finds Weight-Loss Surgery Less Commonly Used in States with Highest Rates of Obesity
American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

A new study released today finds residents in several states with the highest obesity rates in the country are among the least likely to undergo weight-loss surgery, long considered the standard of care for severe obesity and related diseases including type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

9-Jun-2021 12:40 PM EDT
New Study Finds Weight-Loss Surgery Beneficial to Those with Mild to Moderate Obesity
American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

Weight-loss surgery improves or resolves diseases including type 2 diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure and can lead to significant and durable weight loss for many people, but the operation has largely been restricted to those with severe obesity, which means about 75 to 100 pounds overweight or a body mass index (BMI) of 35 or higher with an obesity-related disease.

Released: 11-Jun-2021 2:05 AM EDT
Black and White Women Have Same Mutations Linked to Breast Cancer Risk
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

The prevalence of genetic mutations associated with breast cancer in Black and white women is the same.

Newswise: Krishnakanth Sada, Derrick Butler, Wesley Chang, and Sathish Rajendran Receive 2021 ECS Summer Fellowships
Released: 11-Jun-2021 12:05 AM EDT
Krishnakanth Sada, Derrick Butler, Wesley Chang, and Sathish Rajendran Receive 2021 ECS Summer Fellowships
The Electrochemical Society

The Electrochemical Society (ECS) announces the awarding of the 2021 ECS Summer Fellowships. Krishnakanth Sada received the Edward G. Weston Fellowship; Derrick Butler received the Joseph W. Richards Fellowship; Wesley Chang received the F. M. Becket Fellowship; and Sathish Rajendran received the H. H. Uhlig Fellowship. These fellowship awards assist students in the months of June through August pursue work of interest to the Society. The recipients must be enrolled in a college or university and be a member of ECS. At the end of the award period, the recipients are required to submit a brief resume or abstract suitable for publication in The Electrochemical Society Interface concerning the work performed during the fellowship period.

Newswise: The Electrochemical Society Awards 2021 ECS Colin Garfield Fink Fellowship to Ali Othman
Released: 11-Jun-2021 12:00 AM EDT
The Electrochemical Society Awards 2021 ECS Colin Garfield Fink Fellowship to Ali Othman
The Electrochemical Society

Ali Othman, PhD, Research Associate in Clarkson University’s Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Science, received The Electrochemical Society’s prestigious 2021 ECS Colin Garfield Fink Fellowship. The fellowship provides financial assistance for Othman’s research in the months of June through August. His work focuses nanomaterials and the interface chemistry of materials and their bio(sensing) and environmental applications.

Released: 10-Jun-2021 5:35 PM EDT
Senolíticos reducen síntomas de COVID-19 en estudios preclínicos
Mayo Clinic

Los investigadores de Mayo Clinic y sus colegas de la Universidad de Minnesota demostraron que la COVID-19 exacerba las consecuencias nocivas de las células senescentes en el cuerpo. En estudios preclínicos, los fármacos senolíticos descubiertos en Mayo redujeron considerablemente la inflamación, la enfermedad y la mortalidad debida a la infección por covid en ratones ancianos. Los resultados se publican en la revista Science.

Released: 10-Jun-2021 5:30 PM EDT
Senolíticos reduzem os sintomas de COVID-19 em estudos pré-clínicos
Mayo Clinic

Os pesquisadores da Mayo Clinic e colegas da Universidade de Minnesota mostraram que o COVID-19 intensifica o impacto prejudicial das células senescentes no corpo. Em estudos pré-clínicos, os medicamentos senolíticos descobertos na Mayo reduziram significativamente a inflamação, a gravidade da doença e a mortalidade da infecção por COVID em camundongos mais velhos. Essas conclusões foram publicadas na revista Science.

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Released: 10-Jun-2021 5:25 PM EDT
CSU Campuses Join COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

The CSU pledges to be a Vaccine Champion University as part of new White House effort aimed at increasing vaccinations for younger Americans.

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Released: 10-Jun-2021 5:05 PM EDT
Great Minds, Big Ideas
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

As the CSU shapes the bright minds of our future, those minds are already working to lead California, the nation and the world to a better tomorrow. The 35th Annual CSU Student Research Competition, hosted by California State Polytechnic University, Pomona April 30-May 1, 2021, showcased student researchers from across the university who are finding solutions to the world’s challenges. Here are just a few of the competition’s winners.

Released: 10-Jun-2021 5:05 PM EDT
الأدوية المحللة للشيخوخة تقلل من أعراض فيروس كورونا المستجد (كوفيد-19) في الدراسات ما قبل السريرية
Mayo Clinic

أظهر باحثو مايو كلينك وزملاؤهم في جامعة مينيسوتا أن فيروس كورونا المستجد (كوفيد-19) يفاقم التأثير الضار للخلايا الشائخة في الجسم. ففي الدراسات ما قبل السريرية، قللت الأدوية المحللة لالشيخوخة التي تم اكتشافها في مايو بشكل كبير من الالتهاب والمرض والوفيات الناجمة عن عَدوى فيروس كورونا المستجد في الفئران الأكبر سنًا. النتائج منشورة في مجلة ساينس.

Newswise: Satya and Anu Nadella donate $2 million to UWM to increase diversity in tech education
Released: 10-Jun-2021 5:00 PM EDT
Satya and Anu Nadella donate $2 million to UWM to increase diversity in tech education
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

The Nadellas’ gift will support pre-college programming to encourage students from marginalized and underserved communities to enroll in computer science, data science and information technology; undergraduate scholarships; and student services, such as advising, mentoring, tutoring and emergency grant support.

7-Jun-2021 7:05 AM EDT
Study Examines the Effects of COVID-19 on Human Kidney Cells
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• The virus that causes COVID-19 can infect and replicate in human kidney cells, but this does not typically lead to cell death. • Kidney cells that already have features of injury may be more easily infected and develop additional injury.

Released: 10-Jun-2021 4:55 PM EDT
抗衰老药物在临床前研究中减少COVID-19症状。
Mayo Clinic

妙佑医疗国际(Mayo Clinic)的研究人员和明尼苏达大学的同事表明,COVID-19(2019冠状病毒病)加剧了体内衰老细胞的破坏性影响。在临床前研究中,妙佑医疗国际研发的抗衰老药物显著降低了老年实验鼠因COVID(冠状病毒病)感染引起的炎症、疾病和死亡率。该研究结果已发表在《科学》期刊中。


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