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2-Jun-2020 6:00 AM EDT
Premier nutrition education conference goes virtual in 2020
Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

Distinguished nutrition educators from around the world will gather in a truly global event this summer as the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior hosts its 53rd Annual Conference entirely online.

Released: 3-Jun-2020 5:55 AM EDT
Recycling plastics together, simple and fast
Shinshu University

Recycling plastic faces several challenges, one of which is recycling different types of plastics together, because they have varying properties, each of which need to be addressed accordingly.

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Released: 3-Jun-2020 5:30 AM EDT
Genetic study reveals similarities and differences of COVID-19 and SARS viruses
University of Tokyo

Researchers have identified specific portions of the genetic codes of the COVID-19 and SARS viruses that may promote the viruses' lifecycles. The new technique is researchers' first tool for determining what genetic sequences stored as RNA - DNA's chemical cousin - are more stable.

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causing more harm than good
Released: 3-Jun-2020 5:05 AM EDT
One in six medications prescribed to older people causing more harm than good
University of South Australia

Millions of people around the world over the age of 70 are taking at least one medication every day that is causing them more harm than good, leading to falls, confusion, hospitalisation and even death.

Released: 3-Jun-2020 4:30 AM EDT
Spine Surgeons Face COVID-19 Challenges Worldwide
Rush University Medical Center

Spine surgeons across the world are experiencing effects of COVID-19, including canceled procedures, changes in clinical roles, anxiety and risk of exposure to the disease themselves due to insufficient protective equipment. An international team of researchers reported these findings recently in the Global Spine Journal.

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Newswise: Stomach issues, history of substance abuse found in teen vaping study
Released: 3-Jun-2020 4:15 AM EDT
Stomach issues, history of substance abuse found in teen vaping study
UT Southwestern Medical Center

A study of teens diagnosed with the vaping-linked respiratory disease EVALI revealed that most also had gastrointestinal symptoms and a history of psychosocial factors, including substance abuse, UT Southwestern researchers found in one of the first clinical reviews of its kind.

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Released: 3-Jun-2020 3:50 AM EDT
Mindfulness Improves Decision-Making, Attention in Children with Autism
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

School-based mindfulness programs can improve decision-making skills and teach children with autism to focus attention and react less impulsively through breathing exercises that will allow them to reduce anxiety, according to Rutgers researchers.

Released: 2-Jun-2020 5:05 PM EDT
New discovery could highlight areas where earthquakes are less likely to occur
Cardiff University

Scientists from Cardiff University have discovered specific conditions that occur along the ocean floor where two tectonic plates are more likely to slowly creep past one another as opposed to drastically slipping and creating catastrophic earthquakes.

Released: 2-Jun-2020 4:55 PM EDT
A satisfying romantic relationship may improve breast cancer survivors’ health
Ohio State University

Breast cancer survivors in romantic relationships who feel happy and satisfied with their partners may be at lower risk for a host of health problems, new research suggests.

Released: 2-Jun-2020 4:40 PM EDT
Ombudsmen advocate for long-term care residents at a distance during COVID-19
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Social isolation necessitated by COVID-19 weighs on everyone, especially older adults and those living with disabilities who may have already felt relatively isolated before the pandemic even started, said Greg Shelley, program manager of the Harris County Long-term Care Ombudsman Program at Cizik School of Nursing at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Likewise, the staff and volunteers who are dedicated to advocating for rights, health, and safety of seniors miss face-to-face visits.

Released: 2-Jun-2020 4:40 PM EDT
UCI scientists engineer human cells with squid-like transparency
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., June 2, 2020 — Octopuses, squids and other sea creatures can perform a disappearing act by using specialized tissues in their bodies to manipulate the transmission and reflection of light, and now researchers at the University of California, Irvine have engineered human cells to have similar transparent abilities.

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VIDEO AVAILABLE: Police Brutality and BLM Protests: Newswise Live Expert Panel for June 2nd, 2PM EDT
Newswise

Demonstrations spread across the U.S. to confront the deaths of black men and women at the hands of police. Experts will discuss how to prevent more unarmed black men and women from being killed by police, and what can be done by individuals outside of law enforcement.

Newswise: New research deepens understanding of Earth’s interaction with the solar wind
Released: 2-Jun-2020 4:15 PM EDT
New research deepens understanding of Earth’s interaction with the solar wind
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

A team of scientists at PPPL and Princeton University has reproduced a process that occurs in space to deepen understanding of what happens when the Earth encounters the solar wind.

Released: 2-Jun-2020 3:50 PM EDT
Small study demonstrates sample inactivation may lead to SARS-CoV-2 false negatives
American Society for Microbiology (ASM)

To protect medical laboratory personnel from infection when testing clinical samples for SARS-CoV-2, most laboratories inactivate the virus before testing.

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Released: 2-Jun-2020 3:40 PM EDT
Antibiotic-destroying genes widespread in bacteria in soil and on people
Washington University in St. Louis

Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have found that genes that confer the power to destroy tetracycline antibiotics are widespread in bacteria. But the researchers have also created a chemical compound that shields tetracyclines from destruction, restoring the antibiotics lethality. The findings indicate an emerging threat to one of the most widely used classes of antibiotics — but also a promising way to protect against that threat.

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Released: 2-Jun-2020 3:30 PM EDT
New technique takes 3D imaging an octave higher
Colorado State University

A collaboration between Colorado State University and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign resulted in a new, 3D imaging technique to visualize tissues and other biological samples on a microscopic scale, with potential to assist with cancer or other disease diagnoses.

Released: 2-Jun-2020 3:15 PM EDT
Study shows impact of licensing restrictions on immigrant farmworkers
State University of New York at Geneseo

A three-year study by SUNY Geneseo anthropologists shows that driver licensing restrictions led to increased social isolation and health risks for immigrant agricultural workers. The researchers identified factors that prevent immigrants from leaving farms where they work and the detrimental effects of isolation.

Released: 2-Jun-2020 3:10 PM EDT
Luxury Handbag Wearers Likely to Behave Selfishly, Study Shows
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Recently published findings show that wearing and using a luxury good, like a Prada handbag, can lead ordinary people to behave badly.

Newswise: Pulmonary Embolism and COVID-19
Released: 2-Jun-2020 3:10 PM EDT
Pulmonary Embolism and COVID-19
Henry Ford Health System

Researchers at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit say early diagnosis of a life-threatening blood clot in the lungs led to swifter treatment intervention in COVID-19 patients. In a new study published recently in the journal Radiology, researchers found that 51 percent of patients found to have a pulmonary embolism, or PE, were diagnosed in the Emergency Department, the entry point for patients being admitted to the hospital.

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Newswise: Notre Dame researchers to create material for new antimicrobial mask
Released: 2-Jun-2020 2:55 PM EDT
Notre Dame researchers to create material for new antimicrobial mask
University of Notre Dame

Scientists and engineers are collaborating to translate existing water filtration technology to create a new fabric that will not only capture viruses, like the coronavirus, but also deactivate them.

Newswise: Vasculitis Foundation Launches Vasculitis Visionaries Podcast Series
Released: 2-Jun-2020 2:45 PM EDT
Vasculitis Foundation Launches Vasculitis Visionaries Podcast Series
Vasculitis Foundation

The Vasculitis Foundation rolls out new podcast series, designed to educate and provide insight into rare, autoimmune blood vessel disorder.

Released: 2-Jun-2020 2:40 PM EDT
Behaviors and Traits that Help and Hinder Social Status, According to Evolutionary Psychologists
University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Beyond fame and fortune, certain traits and behaviors may have pervasive influence in climbing the social ladder, according to a study by evolutionary psychologists at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Released: 2-Jun-2020 2:35 PM EDT
ELITechGroup Announces the Launch of FreezePoint™ Freezing Point Osmometer
ELITechGroup

ELITechGroup, recognized worldwide for proven performance and reliability of clinical laboratory instruments is pleased to announce the release of FreezePoint™ Freezing Point Osmometer.

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Released: 2-Jun-2020 2:30 PM EDT
Piecing together the Dead Sea Scrolls with DNA evidence
Cell Press

The collection of more than 25,000 fragments of ancient manuscripts known as the Dead Sea Scrolls include, among other ancient texts, the oldest copies of books of the Hebrew Bible. But finding a way to piece them all together in order to understand their meaning has remained an incredibly difficult puzzle, especially given that most pieces weren't excavated in an orderly fashion.

28-May-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Leaders Call for ‘Moonshot’ on Nutrition Research
American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Leading nutrition and food policy experts outline a bold case for strengthening federal nutrition research in a live interactive session as part of NUTRITION 2020 LIVE ONLINE, a virtual conference hosted by the American Society for Nutrition (ASN).

Newswise: Princess U. Ogbogu, MD, Appointed Chief, Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s
Released: 2-Jun-2020 2:25 PM EDT
Princess U. Ogbogu, MD, Appointed Chief, Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Princess U. Ogbogu, MD, has been appointed Chief of the Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. She comes to UH Rainbow from The Ohio State University, where she served as Director, Division of Allergy and Immunology, and Associate Professor of Medicine since 2016.

Released: 2-Jun-2020 2:25 PM EDT
Get it over with, or procrastinate? New research explores our decision-making process
University of British Columbia

When it's time to schedule a vacation, most people will do it right away. But when it comes to booking a root canal, some people will procrastinate while others will put it at the top of their to-do list.

Newswise: Bacteria in Cancer Cells May Help or Hinder Treatment
Released: 2-Jun-2020 2:20 PM EDT
Bacteria in Cancer Cells May Help or Hinder Treatment
Weizmann Institute of Science

Weizmann Institute scientists show that bacteria live inside all cancer cells, from brain to breast to bone, and that each type of cancer has its own type of bacteria. Understanding this relationship could help predict treatment effectiveness or lead to ways of using the bacteria to boost treatments.

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Released: 2-Jun-2020 2:15 PM EDT
Discovery of long sought tiny explosions on the Sun
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR)

The Sun is the brightest object in the sky and has been studied for hundreds of years, but it continues to hide some secrets. We all know that the visible Sun is extremely hot, at temperature of about 5500 degrees.

Released: 2-Jun-2020 1:55 PM EDT
Research Affiliates CEO on Leading and Investing in a Time of Uncertainty
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

As CEO of global asset management firm Research Affiliates, Katrina Sherrerd (Ph.D. ’87) is leading the influential financial services firm through a period of deep global uncertainty, as world financial markets continue to show great volatility amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Released: 2-Jun-2020 1:55 PM EDT
How to build better highways in plants
Washington University in St. Louis

As a plant grows, it moves cellular material through transporter (motor) proteins along a highway system of microtubule tracks, moving cargo from its version of manufacturing sites to the cell wall construction zone. The Dixit lab found motor proteins necessary for track stability.

Newswise: Studying pandemic's effects on sexual health and well-being
Released: 2-Jun-2020 1:50 PM EDT
Studying pandemic's effects on sexual health and well-being
Indiana University

One in five adults in the United States report they have experienced change – mostly a decrease – in their sexual behavior during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study by Indiana University researchers.

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Released: 2-Jun-2020 1:50 PM EDT
Keys to Small Business Resilience in Uncertain Times
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Faced with limited customer flow, forced shut down of operations and a looming economic recession, the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic leaves small-business owners to make decisions with little idea of what the future may hold. What lessons can they take from the success and resiliency of businesses that have survived crises in the past?

Newswise: Swelling of Tissues Drives Immune System Activity, UCLA Researchers Find
Released: 2-Jun-2020 1:30 PM EDT
Swelling of Tissues Drives Immune System Activity, UCLA Researchers Find
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

A UCLA research team has identified a new paradigm for understanding the regulation of the immune system, potentially paving the way for new approaches to treating infections and immune-related diseases such as type 1 diabetes and certain cancers.

Released: 2-Jun-2020 1:25 PM EDT
Tulane scientists find a switch to flip and turn off breast cancer growth and metastasis
Tulane University

Researchers at Tulane University School of Medicine identified a gene that causes an aggressive form of breast cancer to rapidly grow. More importantly, they have also discovered a way to “turn it off” and inhibit cancer from occurring. The animal study results have been so compelling that the team is now working on FDA approval to begin clinical trials and has published details in the journal Scientific Reports.

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Released: 2-Jun-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Suppression of COVID-19 spread is possible, suggests new model
Washington University in St. Louis

Suppression of the spread of COVID-19 is an attainable goal, and it can be done through strategies that ease social distancing guidelines, suggests a new model developed by researchers at Washington University in St. Louis and the Brookings Institution.

Newswise: Men’s Health Month: Top 5 Tips for Dad this Father’s Day
Released: 2-Jun-2020 12:25 PM EDT
Men’s Health Month: Top 5 Tips for Dad this Father’s Day
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

June is Men’s Health Month, a national recognition that raises awareness about health care for men. It is also the month during which we celebrate Father’s Day. In celebration of these observances, an expert from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey shares information on cancer screenings and other important tips to encourage dad to lead a healthy lifestyle all year round.

Newswise: Tulane social work professor awarded grant to reduce substance abuse and violence among Native American families
Released: 2-Jun-2020 12:20 PM EDT
Tulane social work professor awarded grant to reduce substance abuse and violence among Native American families
Tulane University

The $2.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will enable researchers to identify interventions that will lead to a healthier, more resilient Native American community.

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Newswise: Intense Flash from Milky Way's Black Hole Illuminated Gas Far Outside of Our Galaxy
2-Jun-2020 11:15 AM EDT
Intense Flash from Milky Way's Black Hole Illuminated Gas Far Outside of Our Galaxy
Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

Not long ago, the center of our galaxy exploded. Our primitive ancestors, already afoot in Africa, probably saw the resulting flare. Now Hubble detects that flash's signature in a huge tail of gas orbiting the galaxy some 200,000 light-years away.


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