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Released: 28-Jan-2022 6:05 PM EST
Oregon State study finds lower math scores in high schools that switched to 4-day school week
Oregon State University

A recent Oregon State University study analyzing the impact of a shorter school week for high schools found that 11th-grade students participating in a four-day week performed worse on standardized math tests than students who remained on five-day schedules.

Released: 28-Jan-2022 5:05 PM EST
New study improves understanding of Southern California’s intense winter rains
American Geophysical Union (AGU)

Long, skinny strips of rain can deliver brief but punishing rainfall as they sweep across the land, which may initiate landslides and flash floods.

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27-Jan-2022 11:40 AM EST
Anesthesia Care Team model for GI procedures saves time, increases access to care, compared to nurse-administered sedation model
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Using a physician anesthesiologist-led Anesthesia Care Team model increases patient access to care, compared to nurse-administered sedation for gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy procedures, according to research being presented at the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ ADVANCE 2022, the Anesthesiology Business Event.

27-Jan-2022 11:15 AM EST
Using AI to create work schedules significantly reduces physician burnout, study shows
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Artificial intelligence (AI)-based scheduling significantly improves physician engagement and reduces burnout by creating fair and flexible schedules that support work-life balance — even during the COVID-19 pandemic — according to research being presented at the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ ADVANCE 2022, the Anesthesiology Business Event.

Newswise: New species of ‘incredibly rare’ insect discovered
Released: 28-Jan-2022 4:40 PM EST
New species of ‘incredibly rare’ insect discovered
Anglia Ruskin University

A British scientist has discovered a new species that belongs to a group of insects so rare that its closest relative was last seen in 1969.

Released: 28-Jan-2022 4:05 PM EST
New Study Shows High Levels of Mercury in the Peruvian Amazon
Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI)

New study Amazon forests capture high levels of atmospheric mercury pollution from artisanal gold mining published in Nature Communications. An international team of researchers documented substantial mercury accumulation in soils, biomass, and resident songbirds in some of the Amazon’s most protected and biodiverse areas.

Newswise: Extremely harsh volcanic lake shows how life might have existed on Mars
Released: 28-Jan-2022 4:05 PM EST
Extremely harsh volcanic lake shows how life might have existed on Mars
Frontiers

A few specialist microbes survive conditions analogous to those of Mars’ early history, reports a new publication in Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Science—and this may be thanks to a broad range of adaptations.

Released: 28-Jan-2022 4:05 PM EST
Why simple can be better when determining how to allocate pandemic resources
Boston University

It’s difficult to plan ahead when SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is so unpredictable.

Newswise: Primary progressive multiple sclerosis patient joins clinical trial, notices symptoms stabilize
Released: 28-Jan-2022 3:55 PM EST
Primary progressive multiple sclerosis patient joins clinical trial, notices symptoms stabilize
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Kristi Taylor enrolled in a clinical trial at UTHealth Houston that is testing the efficacy and safety of fenebrutinib – a medication that inhibits the activity of certain malignant white blood cells – on the progression of disability in adult participants with primary progressive multiple sclerosis.

Released: 28-Jan-2022 3:40 PM EST
DeSantis Falsely Claims FDA Pulled Monoclonal Antibodies Without Science to Support Decision
Newswise

When the FDA announced it was no longer authorizing two COVID-19 monoclonal antibody drugs in the U.S., Governor DeSantis, along with a many Republicans objected, saying they did this without data. However, recent lab studies strongly suggest the treatments will not help omicron-infected people.

Newswise: Loyola Medicine - Orthopaedics Berwyn Opens at MacNeal Hospital
Released: 28-Jan-2022 3:35 PM EST
Loyola Medicine - Orthopaedics Berwyn Opens at MacNeal Hospital
Loyola Medicine

Located at 3345 Oak Park Ave, Berwyn, IL 60402, Loyola Medicine - Orthopaedics Berwyn will be a one-stop shop for patients. The 4,000 square foot building will feature nine exam rooms and provide X-ray services on-site. Physicians at this location will provide patients with quality care for sports medicine, hand surgery, hip and knee care, spine care, rehabilitation and more.

Newswise: Microbes Offer a Glimpse into the Future of Climate Change
Released: 28-Jan-2022 3:10 PM EST
Microbes Offer a Glimpse into the Future of Climate Change
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Microbes release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere when they eat and represent a huge amount of the Earth’s biomass. As a result, they have a huge effect on carbon dioxide emissions. Predicting the size of that effect and how global warming will affect it is challenging. Researchers showed that measuring certain features of microbes allows them to reliably predict how respiration in those microbes will change as temperatures rise.

Newswise: Thawing permafrost can accelerate global warming
Released: 28-Jan-2022 3:05 PM EST
Thawing permafrost can accelerate global warming
University of Cologne

Thawing permafrost in the Arctic could be emitting greenhouse gases from previously unaccounted-for carbon stocks, fuelling global warming.

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Released: 28-Jan-2022 3:00 PM EST
2021 Science Highlights: Looking Back on a Turbulent Year in Radio Astronomy
National Radio Astronomy Observatory

The formation of massive stars and planets. The deaths of stars and galaxies. The extreme and violent behaviors of black hole jets and quasars. An up-close and personal radar view of the Moon. These mysteries and more were unraveled in 2021 by radio astronomers leveraging the scientific and technological power of National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) facilities.

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Released: 28-Jan-2022 2:05 PM EST
Live cells discovered in human breast milk could aid breast cancer research
University of Cambridge

The study was led by researchers from the Wellcome-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute (CSCI) and the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Cambridge.

Newswise: Glaucoma Research Foundation Hosts 11th Annual Glaucoma 360 New Horizons Forum in San Francisco
Released: 28-Jan-2022 2:00 PM EST
Glaucoma Research Foundation Hosts 11th Annual Glaucoma 360 New Horizons Forum in San Francisco
Glaucoma Research Foundation

Glaucoma Research Foundation (GRF) will host the 11th Annual Glaucoma 360 New Horizons Forum on February 11th at the Grand Hyatt Union Square in San Francisco. Offered both in person and virtually, this important meeting brings together leaders in glaucoma research and industry to speed the translation of new ideas to improved treatments for glaucoma patients.

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Newswise: Johns Hopkins APL Names Former Under Secretary of Defense James N. Miller as Assistant Director for Policy and Analysis
Released: 28-Jan-2022 1:50 PM EST
Johns Hopkins APL Names Former Under Secretary of Defense James N. Miller as Assistant Director for Policy and Analysis
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Dr. James N. Miller, former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy and an expert in nuclear deterrence, missile defense, cyber conflict and space policy, has been named as the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory’s (APL) Assistant Director for Policy and Analysis.

Newswise: Leafy greens first dished up 3,500 years ago
Released: 28-Jan-2022 1:25 PM EST
Leafy greens first dished up 3,500 years ago
Goethe University Frankfurt

Over 450 prehistoric pots were examined, 66 of them contained traces of lipids, that is, substances insoluble in water.

Newswise: Glaucoma Research Foundation to Honor and Celebrate Glaucoma Innovators at Annual Gala
Released: 28-Jan-2022 1:05 PM EST
Glaucoma Research Foundation to Honor and Celebrate Glaucoma Innovators at Annual Gala
Glaucoma Research Foundation

Ronald L. Fellman, MD, David Calkins, PhD, and Steven and Michele Kirsch will be honored at the Glaucoma Research Foundation's Annual Gala on February 10, 2022.

Newswise: Glaucoma Research Foundation to Honor Vanderbilt’s David Calkins, PhD with President’s Award at their Annual Gala
Released: 28-Jan-2022 12:45 PM EST
Glaucoma Research Foundation to Honor Vanderbilt’s David Calkins, PhD with President’s Award at their Annual Gala
Glaucoma Research Foundation

David Calkins, PhD, a leading authority on the neurobiological basis of vision loss in blinding eye disease, will be honored at the Glaucoma 360 Annual Gala on February 10, 2022.

Newswise: The Word On Wordle
Released: 28-Jan-2022 12:40 PM EST
The Word On Wordle
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

UNLV social media researchers spell out the hype behind the trending word game.

Newswise: Studied for Clean Energy, Carbon Nanotubes Find New Potential in Anticancer Drug Delivery
Released: 28-Jan-2022 12:10 PM EST
Studied for Clean Energy, Carbon Nanotubes Find New Potential in Anticancer Drug Delivery
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Small diameter carbon nanotube porins have previously found applications in energy technology. Now these nanotubes have been assembled in a new way to deliver a cancer drug. The nanotubes pull liposomes and cancer cells together, allowing the membranes of the liposome and cancer to mix. This fusion process allows the drug to freely pass from the liposome to the cell for very effective drug delivery.

Newswise: Extreme exoplanet has a complex and exotic atmosphere
Released: 28-Jan-2022 12:05 PM EST
Extreme exoplanet has a complex and exotic atmosphere
University of Bern

An international team including researchers from the University of Bern and the University of Geneva as well as the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) PlanetS analyzed the atmosphere of one of the most extreme known planets in great detail.

Released: 28-Jan-2022 11:55 AM EST
Not just another fish tale: is there a difference between aging and getting old?
University of Manitoba

Some creatures don’t age in the same way that humans do, implying that getting old does not necessarily lead to declining health.

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Released: 28-Jan-2022 11:35 AM EST
National CRNA Week: House of Representatives Proclamation Acknowledges the Contributions of Nurse Anesthetists
American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology

In honor of National CRNA Week (Jan. 23-29, 2022), U.S. House of Representatives Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Rodney Davis (R-IL) , Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) and Dave Joyce (R-OH), introduced bipartisan House Resolution 886 on the House floor, “Recognizing the roles and the contributions of America’s Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and their critical role in providing quality health care for the public, especially during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.”

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Released: 28-Jan-2022 11:30 AM EST
Precision machining produces tiny, light-guiding cubes for advancing info tech
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Drilling with the beam of an electron microscope, scientists precisely machined tiny electrically conductive cubes that can interact with light and organized them in patterned structures that confine and relay light’s electromagnetic signal.

Released: 28-Jan-2022 11:05 AM EST
Why do lizards plummet in the cold?
University of Miami

With a cold front set to sweep into the region this weekend, many in South Florida are wondering—will it be raining iguanas? Christopher Searcy, an assistant professor of biology at the University of Miami who is a reptile and amphibian expert, discusses the rare South Florida phenomenon of cold-shocked lizards and iguanas falling from the trees.

Released: 28-Jan-2022 10:50 AM EST
Maternity care during COVID-19: Pandemic added new challenges
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

Changes necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic have had a wide-ranging impact on maternity care – affecting provider well-being as well as patient care, reports a study in the January/March issue of The Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing (JPNN). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 28-Jan-2022 10:35 AM EST
Study: Nearly 1 in 7 COVID patients in ICU experienced severe bleeding when given full-dose blood thinners
University at Buffalo

Patients with COVID-19 in the intensive care unit (ICU) prescribed full-dose blood thinners are significantly more likely to experience heavy bleeding than patients prescribed a smaller yet equally effective dose, according to a recent University at Buffalo-led study.

Released: 28-Jan-2022 10:25 AM EST
Argonne ecologist Julie Jastrow inducted into AAAS
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne ecologist Julie Jastrow has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Newswise: New Approach Transports Trapped Ions to Create Entangling Gates
Released: 28-Jan-2022 10:20 AM EST
New Approach Transports Trapped Ions to Create Entangling Gates
Georgia Institute of Technology

Scientists at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) have demonstrated the feasibility of a new approach that moves trapped ion pairs through a single laser beam, potentially reducing power requirements and simplifying the system for creating entangled qubits.

Newswise: Johns Hopkins Pioneer in Genetic Medicine, Haig Kazazian, Dies
Released: 28-Jan-2022 10:15 AM EST
Johns Hopkins Pioneer in Genetic Medicine, Haig Kazazian, Dies
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Haig Kazazian Jr., M.D., a pioneering scientist in the field of genetic medicine, died Jan. 19 of congestive heart failure. He was 84 and a resident of Baltimore.

Released: 28-Jan-2022 10:10 AM EST
Expert Alert: Mayo Clinic physician to lead US men's ice hockey medical staff at Winter Olympics in Beijing
Mayo Clinic

Michael J. Stuart, M.D., a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon, will be the team physician for the U.S. men's ice hockey team at the Winter Olympics in Beijing. The games will be held Feb. 3–20.

Released: 28-Jan-2022 9:40 AM EST
Hard Barriers and Soft Power: Study Assesses Outsider Perceptions of Border Walls
University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg School for Communication

Regardless of a person's national origin, this study found that border walls carry universal meaning in people's minds: Border walls cause people to lower their regard for countries on both sides of the wall, and particularly so for the country that built the wall. This may diminish a country's "soft power" - the perceived attractiveness of the country's culture, foreign policy, and values - leading to diminished influence.

Newswise: NYU Tandon cybersecurity expert wins NSF CAREER Award for improving software vulnerability testing & education
Released: 28-Jan-2022 9:05 AM EST
NYU Tandon cybersecurity expert wins NSF CAREER Award for improving software vulnerability testing & education
NYU Tandon School of Engineering

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected Brendan Dolan-Gavitt, professor computer engineering, who is developing better ways to assess vulnerability discovery tools.

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Released: 28-Jan-2022 9:00 AM EST
Surgeons Complete Robotic-Assisted Lung Transplant
Cedars-Sinai

Cardiothoracic surgeons in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai recently performed a groundbreaking robotic-assisted lung transplant.

Newswise: Chula Creates Jobs and Business Opportunities to Fight Economic Woes and Instill Local Pride
Released: 28-Jan-2022 8:55 AM EST
Chula Creates Jobs and Business Opportunities to Fight Economic Woes and Instill Local Pride
Chulalongkorn University

The Center of Learning Network for the Region (CLNR) Chulalongkorn University is proud to have created jobs for new graduates, students and those who lost their income during the COVID-19 pandemic while encouraging them to use the love of their hometowns and discovery of their folk wisdom in combination with new knowledge and technology to develop new products, and establish community enterprises for sustainable development.


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