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Newswise: Circular Economy to Boost the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Released: 17-Aug-2022 12:05 PM EDT
Circular Economy to Boost the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Tsinghua University Press

Circular economy is a brilliant concept that has found its way not only in elevating various aspects of our lives but also in solidifying future plans and goals for a sustainable society. In that sense, it also has high potential in achieving United Nations 2030 agenda for sustainable development goals (SDGs) that was adopted in 2015 with the motive of “transforming our world”.

Newswise: Study: Most People Infected With Omicron Didn’t Know It
Released: 17-Aug-2022 11:50 AM EDT
Study: Most People Infected With Omicron Didn’t Know It
Cedars-Sinai

The majority of people who were likely infected with the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, didn’t know they had the virus, according to a new study from Cedars-Sinai investigators. The findings are published in JAMA Network Open.

Released: 17-Aug-2022 11:45 AM EDT
Sailing Drones to Capture Ecosystem Data From Lake Superior
Cornell University

Seafaring drones on Lake Superior will soon allow a team of Cornell University scientists to examine fresh details about the abundance and distribution of forage fish – species, such as zooplankton and shrimp, which provide nourishment for sportier marine species higher on the food chain.

Released: 17-Aug-2022 11:30 AM EDT
Researchers Identify a Key Enzyme That Controls White-to-Brown Fat Conversion
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Researchers have identified a key enzyme which catalyzes the degradation of a potent activator of beige fat biogenesis.

Released: 17-Aug-2022 11:10 AM EDT
Misophonia Is More Than Just Hating the Sound of Chewing
Ohio State University

Researchers for the first time have identified the parts of the brain involved in a less-commonly studied trigger of misophonia, a condition associated with an extreme aversion to certain sounds.

Released: 17-Aug-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Angela Mund Begins Term as President of the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology
American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology

Angela Mund, DNP, CRNA, a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), and resident of Mount Pleasant, S.C., recently took office as the 2022-2023 president of the 59,000-member American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (AANA), headquartered in Rosemont, Ill.

Newswise: A new neuromorphic chip for AI on the edge, at a small fraction of the energy and size of today’s compute platforms
16-Aug-2022 6:05 PM EDT
A new neuromorphic chip for AI on the edge, at a small fraction of the energy and size of today’s compute platforms
University of California San Diego

An international team of researchers has designed and built a chip that runs computations directly in memory and can run a wide variety of AI applications–all at a fraction of the energy consumed by computing platforms for general-purpose AI computing. The NeuRRAM neuromorphic chip brings AI a step closer to running on a broad range of edge devices, disconnected from the cloud, where they can perform sophisticated cognitive tasks anywhere and anytime without relying on a network connection to a centralized server.

Newswise: Scientists relieved to discover ‘curious’ creature with no anus is not earliest human ancestor
16-Aug-2022 5:05 AM EDT
Scientists relieved to discover ‘curious’ creature with no anus is not earliest human ancestor
University of Bristol

An international team of researchers have discovered that a mysterious microscopic creature from which humans were thought to descend is part of a different family tree.

Released: 17-Aug-2022 10:55 AM EDT
Men in Same-Sex Couples Suffer Earnings Decline When Preventative HIV-Medicine Is Available
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

When expensive medicines that are proven to prevent HIV acquisition are available through employer-sponsored health insurance (ESI), annual earnings for men in same-sex couples decline and part-time employment increases. The labor market effects are largest for young white men, who are among those most likely to be taking HIV prevention drugs.

Newswise: Hackensack University Medical Center Becomes Second Hospital in the World to Implant New Heart Pump to Treat Chronic Heart Failure
Released: 17-Aug-2022 10:50 AM EDT
Hackensack University Medical Center Becomes Second Hospital in the World to Implant New Heart Pump to Treat Chronic Heart Failure
Hackensack Meridian Health

Hospital is one of only five in the U.S. selected to participate in early clinical trial for the minimally invasive Impella BTR technology

Newswise: Saint Louis University’s Historic Accelerating Excellence Campaign Tops $600 Million, Exceeding Goal by More Than $100 Million
Released: 17-Aug-2022 10:45 AM EDT
Saint Louis University’s Historic Accelerating Excellence Campaign Tops $600 Million, Exceeding Goal by More Than $100 Million
Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University announced today that it has exceeded its $500 million goal for Accelerating Excellence: The Campaign for Saint Louis University.

Released: 17-Aug-2022 10:45 AM EDT
Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine to Offer Walk-in Sports Injury Clinics on Saturdays
Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine will provide a Saturday morning injury clinic for Rochester-area middle school, high school and college athletes injured during recent sports activities. This includes all athletes from schools in Southeast Minnesota, Western Wisconsin and Northern Iowa.

Released: 17-Aug-2022 10:40 AM EDT
Current Insurer Calculation of Qualified Payment Amount for Out-of-Network (OON) Care May Violate No Surprises Act
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

In possible violation of the No Surprises Act, health insurance company calculations of Qualified Payment Amounts (QPA) for anesthesiology, emergency medicine and radiology services (and possibly other specialty services) likely include rates from primary care provider (PCP) contracts. A new study conducted by Avalere Health and commissioned by three national physician organizations examined a subpopulation of PCPs and determined that contracting practices may directly impact the QPA.

   
Released: 17-Aug-2022 10:20 AM EDT
First-in-Human Trial Shows Promise for Hard-to-Treat Ventricular Tachycardia Heart Rhythms
Mayo Clinic

A first-in-human multicenter trial involving Mayo Clinic used a new ablation technique for patients with ventricular tachycardia, an abnormally rapid heart rhythm that is a leading cause of sudden cardiac death worldwide.

Newswise: Geological Carbon Sequestration in Mantle Rocks Prevents Large Earthquakes in Parts of the San Andreas Fault
Released: 17-Aug-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Geological Carbon Sequestration in Mantle Rocks Prevents Large Earthquakes in Parts of the San Andreas Fault
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Now, researchers say ubiquitous evidence for ongoing geological carbon sequestration in mantle rocks in the creeping sections of the SAF is one underlying cause of aseismic creep along a roughly 150 kilometer-long SAF segment between San Juan Bautista and Parkfield, California, and along several other fault segments.

Newswise: Teen Stroke Patient, Returning Participant Take Different Paths to Work Together This Summer in Uthealth Houston Brains Research Lab
Released: 17-Aug-2022 10:00 AM EDT
Teen Stroke Patient, Returning Participant Take Different Paths to Work Together This Summer in Uthealth Houston Brains Research Lab
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Hoping to achieve different goals, two recent high school graduates joined this year's BRAINS Lab Summer Research Program cohort at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston.

Newswise:Video Embedded consuming-green-vegetables-supplements-suppresses-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Released: 17-Aug-2022 10:00 AM EDT
Consuming Green Vegetables, Supplements Suppresses Inflammatory Bowel Disease
American Physiological Society (APS)

The dietary supplement chlorophyllin alleviates inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, according to researchers.

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Newswise: Oil Spill Cleanup Workers More Likely to Have Asthma Symptoms
Released: 17-Aug-2022 8:05 AM EDT
Oil Spill Cleanup Workers More Likely to Have Asthma Symptoms
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

Researchers from the Gulf Long-term Follow-up Study (GuLF STUDY) found that workers involved in cleaning up the nation’s largest oil spill were 60% more likely than those who did not work on the cleanup to be diagnosed with asthma or experience asthma symptoms one to three years after the spill.

Newswise: International Team Determines Structure of a Key Player in Antibiotic Resistance
Released: 17-Aug-2022 8:05 AM EDT
International Team Determines Structure of a Key Player in Antibiotic Resistance
UT Southwestern Medical Center

With antibiotic-resistant bacteria on the rise, scientists have been searching for ways to shut down the Type IV secretion system (T4SS), a protein complex on the outer envelope of bacterial cells that helps them to exchange DNA with neighboring bacteria and resist antibiotics.

Released: 17-Aug-2022 8:05 AM EDT
Project a model for community-based climate adaptation strategies
University of Miami

As part of the University of Miami multidisciplinary initiative, Hyperlocalism: Transforming the Paradigm for Climate Adaptation, residents from Homestead and Little River devised solutions to combat the effects of climate change in their communities.

Newswise: Superatomic Magnetic Cluster Opens the Door to New Nanomaterials
Released: 17-Aug-2022 8:05 AM EDT
Superatomic Magnetic Cluster Opens the Door to New Nanomaterials
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Magnetic materials are essential to applications including data storage, cell phones, motors, and sensors. Researchers have synthesized a new, extremely small, thermally stable magnetic nanoparticle based on the principle of superatoms. The superatom structure groups electronic states in electron shells. This translates into a nanoparticle with high stability and a large spin magnetic moment.

Newswise: Who's looking out for aging doctors susceptible to cognitive decline?
16-Aug-2022 3:35 PM EDT
Who's looking out for aging doctors susceptible to cognitive decline?
Case Western Reserve University

Older physicians benefit from their many years of experience and the skills they have developed over decades of practice. At the same time, they may be at risk of cognitive decline, raising concerns about job performance deficits.

Newswise: Blue Light Affects the Heart, Doctors Discovered
Released: 17-Aug-2022 7:05 AM EDT
Blue Light Affects the Heart, Doctors Discovered
Russian Foundation for Basic Research

RUDN doctors have discovered that LED light and device screens changes circadian rhythms and the functioning of the cardiovascular system. In an experiment with laboratory rats, doctors found that blue light affects blood pressure, pulse and hormone production. This is especially noticeable with concomitant hypertension

Newswise: Chemists Receive an Antimicrobial Drug From Harmless Chitin and Selenium
Released: 17-Aug-2022 6:05 AM EDT
Chemists Receive an Antimicrobial Drug From Harmless Chitin and Selenium
Russian Foundation for Basic Research

RUDN chemists obtained substances with high antibacterial activity based on chitosan and selenium. One of them even outperformed common antibiotics

Newswise: Engineers Have Calculated the Parameters of the Heat Rejection System for a Lunar Power Plant
Released: 17-Aug-2022 6:05 AM EDT
Engineers Have Calculated the Parameters of the Heat Rejection System for a Lunar Power Plant
Russian Foundation for Basic Research

RUDN University engineers have calculated the parameters of a system that can prevent lunar power plants from overheating. These developments will be needed when planning for long-term lunar missions and colonizing the satellite.

Released: 17-Aug-2022 6:05 AM EDT
Scientists Create a DNA Test That Identifies Lyme Disease in Horses
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

A Rutgers scientist aiming to help heal a sick horse created an ultra-sensitive DNA test that could have applications for difficult-to-detect illnesses in humans such as Lyme disease.

   
Newswise: Eco-Industrial Parks еo Eliminate the Impact of Waste on Climate Change and Human Health
Released: 17-Aug-2022 6:05 AM EDT
Eco-Industrial Parks еo Eliminate the Impact of Waste on Climate Change and Human Health
Russian Foundation for Basic Research

A RUDN ecologist and a colleague from a leading Jordanian University have identified the role of waste clusters (eco-industrial parks) in the transition to a sustainable circular economy. These complexes where waste is sorted, recycled and immediately turned into new goods, have been able to completely change the state of the environment and human health.

Newswise: Former army medic turned emergency physician offers training, care during Ukraine war
Released: 17-Aug-2022 5:05 AM EDT
Former army medic turned emergency physician offers training, care during Ukraine war
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A former medic in the Austrian military who is now a Michigan emergency physician has traveled to Ukraine to train hundreds of health care providers in trauma care.

Newswise: NUS researchers invent self-charging, ultra-thin device that generates electricity from air moisture
Released: 17-Aug-2022 3:05 AM EDT
NUS researchers invent self-charging, ultra-thin device that generates electricity from air moisture
National University of Singapore

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore has developed a new moisture-driven electricity generation device made of a thin layer of fabric, sea salt, carbon ink, and a special water-absorbing gel. The device works by keeping one end of the fabric dry, while the other end is perpetually wet. The difference in moisture content of the wet and dry regions of the carbon-coated fabric creates an electric current. This rechargeable fabric-like battery can produce electricity for more than 150 hours and provides higher electrical output than a conventional AA battery, potentially powering everyday electronics.

15-Aug-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Modern pesticides damage the brain of bees so they can't move in a straight line
Frontiers

Researchers show for the first time that honeybee foragers exposed to the pesticides sulfoxaflor and imidacloprid have an impaired optomotor response, which makes them poor at keeping themselves on a straight trajectory while moving. This impairment is accompanied by damage to brain cells and dysregulation of detoxification genes. These results add to the growing evidence that modern pesticides are highly damaging to beneficial insects like bees.

Newswise: Wood sharpens stone: boomerangs used to retouch lithic tools
Released: 16-Aug-2022 11:05 PM EDT
Wood sharpens stone: boomerangs used to retouch lithic tools
Griffith University

A new study into the multipurpose uses of boomerangs has highlighted the hardwood objects were used to shape the edges of stone tools used by Australian Indigenous communities.

Newswise: Fish
Released: 16-Aug-2022 11:05 PM EDT
Fish "chock-full" of antifreeze protein found in iceberg habitats off Greenland
American Museum of Natural History

New research based on an expedition to the icy waters off Greenland reveals soaring levels of antifreeze proteins in a species of tiny snailfish, underlying the importance of this unique adaptation to life in sub-zero temperatures.

Newswise: New study shows microglia cells colonize the human brain in waves
Released: 16-Aug-2022 11:05 PM EDT
New study shows microglia cells colonize the human brain in waves
University of Southampton

New research published today by the University of Southampton shows new insight in how our brain develops, that can pave the way for treating neurological disorders.

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Newswise: UC San Diego Receives $1.3M from W. M. Keck Foundation to Study Origins of Dementia
Released: 16-Aug-2022 6:05 PM EDT
UC San Diego Receives $1.3M from W. M. Keck Foundation to Study Origins of Dementia
University of California San Diego

UC San Diego researchers received a $1.3 million grant from the Keck Foundation for a project that could help scientists better understand the role misfolded tau proteins play in causing neurodegenerative diseases like dementia, which may lead to more effective drug therapies.

Released: 16-Aug-2022 5:05 PM EDT
2D boundaries could create electricity
Rice University

There’s still plenty of room at the bottom to generate piezoelectricity. Engineers at Rice University and their colleagues are showing the way.

Newswise: Tree Species in one of World’s Most Diverse Conifer Forests Not Migrating Uphill Fast Enough
Released: 16-Aug-2022 5:05 PM EDT
Tree Species in one of World’s Most Diverse Conifer Forests Not Migrating Uphill Fast Enough
Cal Poly Humboldt

The trees in Northern California’s Klamath Mountains are not keeping up with climate change. Instead, many tree species are in decline, losing the race due to climate warming and decades of fire suppression.

11-Aug-2022 12:55 PM EDT
Does gender-affirming hormone therapy affect markers of kidney health?
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

Results from relevant studies indicate that gender-affirming hormone therapy may increase blood levels of creatinine (indicating potential kidney dysfunction or simply a change in lean muscle mass) in transgender men but does not significantly impact blood levels of creatinine in transgender women.

Newswise: Building better biomedical research avenues
Released: 16-Aug-2022 4:35 PM EDT
Building better biomedical research avenues
Case Western Reserve University

Leading researchers will gather this week at a Case Western Reserve University-led symposium highlighting progress and opportunities in biomedical research and human-performance sciences. The event takes place this Thursday and Friday, Aug. 18-19, at the Wolstein Research Center on the Case Western Reserve campus, and features researchers and clinicians from the university, area hospital affiliates and the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton.

Released: 16-Aug-2022 4:30 PM EDT
AHA Statement Offers Guidance on Sleep-Disordered Breathing and Cardiac Arrhythmias in Adults
Cleveland Clinic

A new scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA) provides important guidance about sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), an often undiagnosed but prevalent health problem, and its association with development of cardiac arrhythmia. Published in Circulation, the comprehensive analysis was authored by a panel led by Cleveland Clinic experts Reena Mehra, MD, MS, and Mina Chung, MD, as chair and vice chair, respectively. The statement provides data showing the potential value of how SDB treatment affects cardiac arrhythmias beneficially and thereby can improve patient outcomes.

Released: 16-Aug-2022 4:30 PM EDT
Fossil fuel companies’ projections won’t meet Paris Agreement climate goals
Imperial College London

Decarbonisation scenarios produced by BP, Royal Dutch Shell and Equinor are incompatible with Paris Agreement goals for a safe and habitable planet.

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