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Newswise: McMaster scientists discover trained immune cells are highly effective against cancer
Released: 14-Apr-2021 5:30 PM EDT
McMaster scientists discover trained immune cells are highly effective against cancer
McMaster University

McMaster University researchers Ali Ashkar and Sophie Poznanski have uncovered that changing the metabolism of natural killer (NK) immune cells allows these cells to overcome the hostile conditions found inside tumours and destroy advanced ovarian and lung cancer.

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Newswise: Palisades Medical Center COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts Support Community Health
Released: 14-Apr-2021 4:20 PM EDT
Palisades Medical Center COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts Support Community Health
Hackensack Meridian Health

Radames and Ana Arocho were all smiles when they arrived on the white school bus, and their enthusiasm was contagious.

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Released: 14-Apr-2021 3:40 PM EDT
Calculating “Run and Tumble” Behavior of Bacteria in Groundwater
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Bacteria in groundwater move in surprising ways. They can passively ride flowing groundwater and can actively move on their own in what scientists call “run and tumble” behavior. Scientists studied two kinds of microorganisms to improve the mathematical models that describe how bacterial run and tumble when transported by groundwater.

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Released: 14-Apr-2021 3:30 PM EDT
Studying Metabolic Regulation Through Cellular Properties
Department of Energy, Office of Science

During cellular metabolism, enzymes break down and build fats, proteins, energy carriers, and genetic information. These processes happen through a complex network of reactions. Until now, studies to identify specific reactions that regulate the overall flow through a network were too complex to do regularly. Now scientists have developed new methods that combine cutting-edge techniques to predict which enzymes control common biochemical pathways.

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Released: 14-Apr-2021 3:30 PM EDT
Compound Communicates More than Expected in Microbes
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Microbes use chemical signals to exchange information with their plant hosts. These signals initiate symbiotic associations. Scientists believe some of these chemical signals are unique and are specialized for specific purposes or audiences. One example is the compounds called lipo-chitooligosaccharides (LCOs). Researchers previously believed that LCOs are for specific fungi, but new research shows that these compounds are ubiquitous.

Newswise: Little swirling mysteries: New research uncovers dynamics of ultrasmall, ultrafast groups of atoms
Released: 14-Apr-2021 3:25 PM EDT
Little swirling mysteries: New research uncovers dynamics of ultrasmall, ultrafast groups of atoms
Argonne National Laboratory

Exploring and manipulating the behavior of polar vortices in material may lead to new technology for faster data transfer and storage. Researchers used the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne and the Linac Coherent Light Source at SLAC to learn more.

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Released: 14-Apr-2021 3:15 PM EDT
Hunting for Sterile Neutrinos with Quantum Sensors
Department of Energy, Office of Science

An international team has performed one of the world’s most sensitive laboratory searches for a hypothetical subatomic particle called the “sterile neutrino.” The novel experiment uses radioactive beryllium-7 atoms created at the TRIUMF facility in Canada. The research team then implants these atoms into sensitive superconductors cooled to near absolute-zero.

Released: 14-Apr-2021 3:10 PM EDT
Most young people eager for COVID-19 vaccine, poll shows
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

As older teens and young adults become eligible for COVID-19 vaccination across the country, and younger teens await their turn, new survey data suggest a strong readiness that has grown since fall. But just as with older generations, a shrinking but still sizable minority of people age 14 to 24 say they’re not willing to get vaccinated, or that their decision will depend on safety.

Released: 14-Apr-2021 3:10 PM EDT
ASA Announces Strategic Change to its Meetings Services Model with SmithBucklin Partnership
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) today announced a strategic change to its meetings services model by partnering with SmithBucklin, a firm with decades of innovation and excellence in designing and producing association events. ASA will partner with SmithBucklin to deliver its ANESTHESIOLOGY® and Practice Management™ meetings.

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How marriage is impacted by a breast cancer diagnosis among African American women
Washington University in St. Louis

Most African American women described successfully navigating the challenges of a breast cancer diagnosis with their partners, finds a new analysis from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.

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Newswise: Autism Center at UC San Diego Receives $1.5 Million Gift
Released: 14-Apr-2021 2:35 PM EDT
Autism Center at UC San Diego Receives $1.5 Million Gift
University of California San Diego Health

The UC San Diego Autism Center for Excellence has received a $1.5 million gift from Kristin Farmer, founder and chief executive officer of ACES, a company that provides services to children with autism and their families, to support the work of Karen Pierce, co-director of the Autism Center.

Newswise: Spanish Professor Applies Bilingual Skills to Immigration Court
Released: 14-Apr-2021 2:35 PM EDT
Spanish Professor Applies Bilingual Skills to Immigration Court
SUNY Buffalo State College

Even though Graziela Rondón-Pari, Buffalo State College assistant professor of Spanish, has been in this country legally for decades, she said, she can empathize with the individuals going through the court system. This is why she continues to spend her summers as a court interpreter in Buffalo, New York City, and Baltimore, Maryland. Now, she is passing along these skills to Buffalo State Spanish majors interested in becoming court interpreters.

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Scientists put the stopwatch on cannabis intoxication
University of Sydney

A comprehensive analysis of 80 scientific studies has identified a 'window of impairment' of between three and 10 hours caused by moderate to high doses of the intoxicating component of cannabis, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

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Released: 14-Apr-2021 2:00 PM EDT
Partial shade from solar panels increase abundance of flowers in late summer
Oregon State University

A new study by Oregon State University researchers found that shade provided by solar panels increased the abundance of flowers under the panels and delayed the timing of their bloom, both findings that could aid the agricultural community.

Released: 14-Apr-2021 2:00 PM EDT
Over 1,200 Coastal Scientists and Managers Engage During Virtual Gulf of Mexico Conference
Gulf of Mexico Alliance

Today, over 1,200 coastal scientists, managers, and professionals from federal and state agencies, academia, non-profits, and industry came together for a virtual event launching the new Gulf of Mexico Conference (GoMCon). The Gulf of Mexico Alliance hosted this event in partnership with the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative and Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies.

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Released: 14-Apr-2021 1:55 PM EDT
Superbug killer: New nanotech destroys bacteria and fungal cells
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University

Researchers have developed a new superbug-destroying coating that could be used on wound dressings and implants to prevent and treat potentially deadly bacterial and fungal infections.

Released: 14-Apr-2021 1:55 PM EDT
Toxic gas in rat brains shows potential for new dementia treatments
University of Reading

A potential treatment for dementia and epilepsy could look to reduce the amounts of a toxic gas in the brain has been revealed in a new study using rat brain cells.

Released: 14-Apr-2021 1:50 PM EDT
Is it possible to predict when a woman will enter menopause?
North American Menopause Society (NAMS)

Despite all the advances in medicine, some basic questions remain. For example, people cannot be told with any certainty how long they'll live.

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Released: 14-Apr-2021 1:45 PM EDT
Lab study solves textbook problem: How cells know their size
Dartmouth College

Scientists have searched for years to understand how cells measure their size. Cell size is critical. It's what regulates cell division in a growing organism.

Newswise: Researchers investigate whether stem cell therapy is safe and effective for treatment-resistant bipolar disease
Released: 14-Apr-2021 1:45 PM EDT
Researchers investigate whether stem cell therapy is safe and effective for treatment-resistant bipolar disease
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

A clinical trial to assess the safety and efficacy of stem cell therapy for treatment-resistant bipolar depression launched recently at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

Newswise: New discovery could lead to therapies for patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Released: 14-Apr-2021 1:30 PM EDT
New discovery could lead to therapies for patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy
University of California, Irvine

A new study, led by the University of California, Irvine (UCI), reveals how chronic inflammation promotes muscle fibrosis, which could inform the development of new therapies for patients suffering from Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a fatal muscle disease.

Released: 14-Apr-2021 1:25 PM EDT
Telescopes unite in unprecedented observations of famous black hole
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

In April 2019, scientists released the first image of a black hole in galaxy M87 using the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT). However, that remarkable achievement was just the beginning of the science story to be told.

Newswise: Using sound waves to make patterns that never repeat
Released: 14-Apr-2021 1:05 PM EDT
Using sound waves to make patterns that never repeat
University of Utah

Mathematicians and engineers at the University of Utah have teamed up to show how ultrasound waves can organize carbon particles in water into a sort of pattern that never repeats. The results, they say, could result in materials called “quasicrystals” with custom magnetic or electrical properties.

Released: 14-Apr-2021 1:05 PM EDT
Auxin makes the spirals in gerbera inflorescences follow the Fibonacci sequence
University of Helsinki

When people are asked to draw the flower of a sunflower plant, almost everyone draws a large circle encircled by yellow petals.

Released: 14-Apr-2021 1:05 PM EDT
Biodiversity Research Institute Announces New Consulting Division: BRI Environmental
Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI)

Biodiversity Research Institute announces the formation of its new environmental consulting services division—BRI Environmental offering a full suite of services for evaluating and permitting renewable energy development projects, infrastructure projects, marine installations, as well as residential and commercial development.

Newswise: Laurie Garrett, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist, Named 2021 Senator Frank R. Lautenberg Award Recipient by the Rutgers School of Public Health
Released: 14-Apr-2021 12:30 PM EDT
Laurie Garrett, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist, Named 2021 Senator Frank R. Lautenberg Award Recipient by the Rutgers School of Public Health
Rutgers School of Public Health

Laurie Garrett, a Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist, has been named the 2021 Senator Frank R. Lautenberg Awardee by the Rutgers School of Public Health. She will serve as the School’s speaker at their 38th graduation ceremony, which will virtually launch on May 14, 2021.

Newswise: Scientists identify potential drug candidates for deadly pediatric leukemia
Released: 14-Apr-2021 12:25 PM EDT
Scientists identify potential drug candidates for deadly pediatric leukemia
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute have shown that two existing drug candidates—JAK inhibitors and Mepron—hold potential as treatments for a deadly acute myeloid leukemia (AML) subtype that is more common in children. The foundational study, published in the journal Blood, is a first step toward finding effective treatments for the hard-to-treat blood cancer.

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Released: 14-Apr-2021 12:10 PM EDT
A novel, quick, and easy system for genetic analysis of SARS-CoV-2
Osaka University

SARS-CoV-2 is the virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Released: 14-Apr-2021 12:10 PM EDT
Houston Advanced Research Center Receives $600,000 Grant to Examine the Resilience of Power Systems to Climate Change
Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC)

Funds will support team of multidisciplinary researchers to develop a climate risk modeling framework to improve resilience of power systems.

Newswise: COVID-19 Mortality Rates in Los Angeles County Higher in Communities with Poor Air Quality
Released: 14-Apr-2021 12:05 PM EDT
COVID-19 Mortality Rates in Los Angeles County Higher in Communities with Poor Air Quality
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

A research project led by the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health has found that Los Angeles County neighborhoods with poor air quality had the highest death rates from the pandemic.

Newswise: A Heroic Reunion
Released: 14-Apr-2021 11:50 AM EDT
A Heroic Reunion
Cedars-Sinai

At just 8 years old, Benjamin Gordon’s life was flipped upside down when his father, Greg, was diagnosed with an aggressive type of brain cancer.

Newswise: Improving access to treatment and reducing stigma in psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES)
Released: 14-Apr-2021 11:45 AM EDT
Improving access to treatment and reducing stigma in psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES)
International League Against Epilepsy

Addressing stigma—from health care professionals, from family members and friends, from the public, and even from patients themselves—is a crucial part of improving care and access to care for people with PNES.

Released: 14-Apr-2021 11:40 AM EDT
UChicago Medicine enrolling patients in LymphBridge™ clinical study for surgical treatment of breast cancer-related lymphedema
University of Chicago Medical Center

The University of Chicago Medicine is enrolling patients in LymphBridge™, a randomized clinical study to evaluate a novel surgical treatment for addressing breast cancer-related lymphedema.

Released: 14-Apr-2021 11:35 AM EDT
Climate change is making Indian monsoon seasons more chaotic
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

If global warming continues unchecked, summer monsoon rainfall in India will become stronger and more erratic.

Newswise: What should we call psychogenic non-epileptic seizures?
Released: 14-Apr-2021 11:30 AM EDT
What should we call psychogenic non-epileptic seizures?
International League Against Epilepsy

Could changing the name of psychogenic non-epileptic seizures lead to improved physician-patient communication, increased understanding and less stigma?

Released: 14-Apr-2021 11:25 AM EDT
Bacteria May Be the Key To Understanding the Health of Aquatic Ecosystems
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

In a new project, a research team from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will build biosensors using bacteria that can sense and communicate levels of nutrients in a body of water with enhanced levels of sensitivity, scalability, and versatility. The effort, supported by a nearly $375,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, is being led by Shayla Sawyer, an associate professor of electrical, computer, and systems engineering at Rensselaer.

Released: 14-Apr-2021 11:15 AM EDT
Study: More exposure to political TV ads heightens anxiety
Cornell University

Beyond attempting to move a large swath of the population to vote one way or another, the seemingly constant bombardment of negativity in the name of our democratic process is anxiety-inducing, researchers have found.


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