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Released: 6-Jul-2022 5:05 PM EDT
False Beliefs About Prevalence of Crime Could Influence Jury Decisions, New Study Shows
University of Exeter

Some juror decisions are influenced by perceptions of the prevalence of crimes which can be incorrect or biased, a new study shows.

Released: 6-Jul-2022 5:05 PM EDT
Honeycomb Maze Reveals Role of Hippocampus in Navigation Decisions
Sainsbury Wellcome Centre

Researchers at the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre at University College London have discovered that the hippocampus creates a vector-based representation to support animals to make optimal navigation decisions.

Released: 6-Jul-2022 5:05 PM EDT
‘One Health’ Approach Is Necessary to Address Rising Environmental Causes of Childhood Cancers
Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

A multi-disciplinary, “One Health” approach to cancer research is necessary to guide society in reduction of toxic substances, as well as regulation of chemical impacts on the environment and public health, according to an editorial published recently in Issue II of Annals of Research in Oncology.

Released: 6-Jul-2022 4:55 PM EDT
Friends Enjoy Being Reached Out to More Than We Think
American Psychological Association (APA)

People consistently underestimate how much others in their social circle might appreciate an unexpected phone call, text or email just to say hello, and the more surprising the connection, the greater the appreciation, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

Released: 6-Jul-2022 4:50 PM EDT
A Potential Danger of CRISPR Gene Editing — and Why Base Editing May Be Safer
Boston Children's Hospital

Gene therapy using CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing is currently in clinical trials around the world for a variety of diseases.

Released: 6-Jul-2022 4:45 PM EDT
How Older Adults and Their Caregivers View Pain, Depression and Other Patient Symptoms
Regenstrief Institute

Adults, especially older adults, may be in pain or depressed but not able to convey details of their symptoms and quality of life to their doctors for various reasons including cognitive impairment.

Released: 6-Jul-2022 4:45 PM EDT
Hospital Readmissions for Asthma on the Rise Among Children
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

Hospital readmissions for asthma are increasing among children, according to a new study, highlighting the gaps in health care for the most common chronic paediatric illness.

Newswise: Gardening Can Cultivate Better Mental Health
Released: 6-Jul-2022 4:40 PM EDT
Gardening Can Cultivate Better Mental Health
University of Florida

University of Florida scientists found that gardening activities lowered stress, anxiety and depression in healthy women who attended twice-weekly gardening classes.

Released: 6-Jul-2022 4:35 PM EDT
Volcano’s Eruption Will Help Scientists Plot Weather, Climate
University of Massachusetts, Lowell

As it captivated people around the world, the January eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano gave scientists a once-in-a-lifetime chance to study how the atmosphere works, unlocking keys to better predict the weather and changing climate.

Newswise: Shedding New Light on Coral Black Band Disease
Released: 6-Jul-2022 4:30 PM EDT
Shedding New Light on Coral Black Band Disease
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

UNC-Chapel Hill biologists examine the links between microbial mats and a type of coral disease that has become an urgent conservation concern, and they suggest mitigation strategies to help reduce its spread.

Newswise: NIH Researchers Decode Retinal Circuits for Circadian Rhythm, Pupillary Light Response
Released: 6-Jul-2022 4:20 PM EDT
NIH Researchers Decode Retinal Circuits for Circadian Rhythm, Pupillary Light Response
NIH, National Eye Institute (NEI)

The eye’s light-sensing retina taps different circuits depending on whether it is generating image-forming vision or carrying out a non-vision function such as regulating pupil size or sleep/wake cycles, according to a new mouse study from the National Eye Institute (NEI) and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

Released: 6-Jul-2022 4:15 PM EDT
Death of a Family Member May Increase Heart Failure Mortality Risk
American College of Cardiology (ACC)

Grieving the loss of a close family member can increase stress levels, contributing to poor HF prognosis.

Released: 6-Jul-2022 4:05 PM EDT
An Appetite Map in the Brain
Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown

Let's face it. As enticing as the idea of starting lunch with a chocolate cake might be, few would actually make that choice when it comes down to it.

5-Jul-2022 12:05 PM EDT
Preliminary Study: Blood Treatment is Safe, May Help Treat Stiff Person Syndrome
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Stiff person syndrome spectrum disorders are rare autoimmune and neurological disorders that most often cause muscle stiffness and spasms in the torso and limbs. According to a small, preliminary study released today, a blood treatment called plasmapheresis, also known as therapeutic plasma exchange, may be a safe way to treat stiff person syndrome spectrum disorders. The research will be presented at the new American Academy of Neurology Summer Conference: Autoimmune Neurology and Neurology Year in Review in San Francisco, July 15 to 16, 2022. Researchers also found that many study participants also experienced an improvement in symptoms or function, or both, while being treated with this therapy.

30-Jun-2022 5:05 PM EDT
Thyroid Problems Linked to Increased Risk of Dementia
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Older people with hypothyroidism, also called underactive thyroid, may be at increased risk of developing dementia, according to a study published in the July 6, 2022, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The risk of developing dementia was even higher for people whose thyroid condition required thyroid hormone replacement medication.

Released: 6-Jul-2022 3:55 PM EDT
Hunger Really Can Make US Feel ‘Hangry’ – Study
Anglia Ruskin University

New research finds hunger is associated with increased anger and irritability.

Newswise: Giving by Donors, Alumni Drives Transformational Year
Released: 6-Jul-2022 3:50 PM EDT
Giving by Donors, Alumni Drives Transformational Year
University of Miami

The public launch of Ever Brighter, the University of Miami’s most ambitious fundraising campaign ever, sparked a year of inspired giving and enduring impact.

Released: 6-Jul-2022 3:45 PM EDT
VR-Integrated Rehab for Cancer Patients Shows Potential in Research Review
Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

Oncology researchers using Virtual Reality (VR) in the treatment of cancer patients have published a review of the existing literature regarding the application of this technology for the rehabilitation of cancer survivors.

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Newswise: After Facial Feminization Surgery, Transgender People Report Better Psychosocial Health
Released: 6-Jul-2022 3:35 PM EDT
After Facial Feminization Surgery, Transgender People Report Better Psychosocial Health
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

A UCLA study offers the first evidence that transgender patients who receive gender-affirming facial feminization surgery reported better mental health after their procedures.

Newswise: Mid-depth waters off the United States East Coast are getting saltier
Released: 6-Jul-2022 3:35 PM EDT
Mid-depth waters off the United States East Coast are getting saltier
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

A new study led by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) shows a significant increase in frequency of warm saltwater intrusions from the deep ocean to the continental shelf along the Middle Atlantic Bight, which extends from the Gulf of Maine to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. Using data collected from NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service Ecosystem Monitoring program, as well as data collected from the fishing industry, the study’s results show that ocean exchange processes have greatly changed over the past 20 years in this region.

Released: 6-Jul-2022 3:25 PM EDT
UChicago Scientists Invent ‘Quantum Flute’ That Can Make Particles of Light Move Together
University of Chicago

University of Chicago physicists have invented a “quantum flute” that, like the Pied Piper, can coerce particles of light to move together in a way that’s never been seen before.

Newswise: What Causes the Brain’s Emotional Hub to Switch to Negative States?
Released: 6-Jul-2022 3:15 PM EDT
What Causes the Brain’s Emotional Hub to Switch to Negative States?
Tufts University

Alcohol can change the pattern of activity in the basolateral amygdala (BLA) in a mouse model, essentially telling the brain to change emotions, according to a study led by Tufts neuroscientists. Some of the same research team is also looking at the BLA for relevance for fear response.

Newswise: Elucidating the Law of Vortex Diffusion in Quantum Turbulence
Released: 6-Jul-2022 3:05 PM EDT
Elucidating the Law of Vortex Diffusion in Quantum Turbulence
Osaka Metropolitan University

A research group of Professor Makoto Tsubota and Specially Appointed Assistant Professor Satoshi Yui, both from the Graduate School of Science and the Nambu Yoichiro Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics, Osaka Metropolitan University, in cooperation with their colleagues from Florida State University and Keio University, conducted a systematic numerical study of vortex diffusion in quantum turbulence in superfluid helium-4 (He II) at extremely low temperatures, near absolute zero (−273°C), and compared the results with experimental observations.

Released: 6-Jul-2022 2:40 PM EDT
Tooth Isotopes Offer Window Into South Australia’s Early Colonial History
Flinders University

Published in Australian Archaeology, the new research involved isotope analysis of teeth excavated from graves to determine how many people buried were born in South Australia or Britain, as part of scientific efforts by Flinders University experts deploying this technique for the first time in the state.

Newswise: Research Attributes Iberian Peninsula Climate Change to Human Activity
Released: 6-Jul-2022 2:40 PM EDT
Research Attributes Iberian Peninsula Climate Change to Human Activity
Cornell College

A team of researchers has discovered human activity is the cause for drying out the climate in southwestern Europe.

Newswise: Search Begins for Precious Australian Children’s Artworks in the UK
Released: 6-Jul-2022 2:15 PM EDT
Search Begins for Precious Australian Children’s Artworks in the UK
Curtin University

Households across the United Kingdom are urged to be on the lookout for hundreds of precious artworks created by Australian First Nations children who were forcibly taken from their families in the 1940s.

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Released: 6-Jul-2022 2:05 PM EDT
Social Interactions Tied to Sense of Purpose
Washington University in St. Louis

Research from the lab of Patrick Hill in psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences shows a link in older adults between social interactions and having a sense of purpose.

Released: 6-Jul-2022 2:05 PM EDT
Grant to Help Researchers Uncover Signs of Heart Damage
Wake Forest School of Medicine

Researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine receive $3.1 million grant to lead a multi-site study to look for the earliest signs of heart vessel damage in young, pre-menopausal breast cancer survivors.

Released: 6-Jul-2022 2:05 PM EDT
Mayo Clinic joins Better Climate Challenge, committing to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic recently joined the Better Climate Challenge, an initiative launched by the Department of Energy that encourages organizations to set ambitious goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Released: 6-Jul-2022 1:55 PM EDT
New Study Appears to Have the Answer to One of F1’s Oldest Questions: Which Is More Important Car and Team, or Driver?
Taylor & Francis

80-20 rule of car being most important factor to success, dismissed using statistical modelling and race analysis across eight seasons.

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Released: 6-Jul-2022 1:35 PM EDT
Vitamin D Supplement ‘Overdosing’ Is Possible and Harmful, Warn Doctors
BMJ

‘Overdosing’ on vitamin D supplements is both possible and harmful, warn doctors in the journal BMJ Case Reports after they treated a man who needed hospital admission for his excessive vitamin D intake.

Released: 6-Jul-2022 1:15 PM EDT
“Good Evidence” That ADHD Drugs Might Also Treat Alzheimer’s Disease
BMJ

Clinical trials of ‘noradrenergic’ drugs now warranted, say researchers

Newswise: Elucidating the Law of Vortex Diffusion in Quantum Turbulence
Released: 6-Jul-2022 1:10 PM EDT
Elucidating the Law of Vortex Diffusion in Quantum Turbulence
Osaka Metropolitan University

A research group of Professor Makoto Tsubota and Specially Appointed Assistant Professor Satoshi Yui, both from the Graduate School of Science and the Nambu Yoichiro Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics, Osaka Metropolitan University, in cooperation with their colleagues from Florida State University and Keio University, conducted a systematic numerical study of vortex diffusion in quantum turbulence in superfluid helium-4 (He II) at extremely low temperatures, near absolute zero (−273°C), and compared the results with experimental observations.

Released: 6-Jul-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Department of Energy Announces First Round of FY 2022 Public-Private Partnership Awards to Advance Fusion Energy
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced awards for 18 projects with private industry to enhance collaboration with DOE national laboratories and U.S. universities to overcome challenges in fusion energy development.

Newswise: Study Explores Unusual Interaction Between Viruses, Live Vaccines
Released: 6-Jul-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Study Explores Unusual Interaction Between Viruses, Live Vaccines
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

A study of a herpes virus that infects chickens offers new insights into potentially problematic interactions between vaccines made from live viruses and the viruses they are meant to thwart.

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Released: 6-Jul-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Solving Algorithm ‘Amnesia’ Reveals Clues to How We Learn
University of California, Irvine

A discovery about how algorithms can learn and retain information more efficiently offers potential insight into the brain’s ability to absorb new knowledge. The findings by researchers at the University of California, Irvine School of Biological Sciences could aid in combatting cognitive impairments and improving technology.

Released: 6-Jul-2022 12:55 PM EDT
Death by Choking on Food: A New Review of Coronial Findings
University of Technology, Sydney

Researchers have recently examined coroner reports of deaths in residential care where choking or aspiration pneumonia was a factor in the person’s death.

Newswise: Shapeshifting Microrobots Can Brush and Floss Teeth
Released: 6-Jul-2022 12:50 PM EDT
Shapeshifting Microrobots Can Brush and Floss Teeth
University of Pennsylvania

In a proof-of-concept study, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania showed that a hands-free system could effectively automate the treatment and removal of tooth-decay-causing bacteria and dental plaque.

Newswise: ORNL’s Ozpineci selected for Nagamori Award
Released: 6-Jul-2022 12:40 PM EDT
ORNL’s Ozpineci selected for Nagamori Award
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Burak Ozpineci, a Corporate Fellow and section head for Vehicle and Mobility Systems Research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, is one of six international recipients of the eighth Nagamori Award chosen annually by the Nagamori Foundation based in Kyoto, Japan. The honor recognizes outstanding researchers and engineers working in electric motors, motor drives and related fields.

Newswise: How a Shape-Shifting Receptor Influences Cell Growth
Released: 6-Jul-2022 12:30 PM EDT
How a Shape-Shifting Receptor Influences Cell Growth
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Receptors found on cell surfaces bind to hormones, proteins, and other molecules, helping cells respond to their environment.

Released: 6-Jul-2022 12:20 PM EDT
Black and Hispanic Men with Throat Cancer Experiencing Higher Death Rates; White Men Increasingly Being Diagnosed at a Late Stage
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Hispanic and Black men are dying from HPV-associated throat cancer at a higher rate, and most new cases are being diagnosed in white men at late-stage when it’s more difficult to treat, according to a new Rutgers study.

Newswise: Gecko feet are coated in an ultra-thin layer of lipids that help them stay sticky
Released: 6-Jul-2022 12:10 PM EDT
Gecko feet are coated in an ultra-thin layer of lipids that help them stay sticky
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Geckos are famous for having grippy feet that allow them to scale vertical surfaces with ease. They get this seeming superpower from millions of microscopic, hairlike structures on their toes.

Released: 6-Jul-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Researchers use X-rays to decode complex piece of cellular machinery, atom by atom
Argonne National Laboratory

A research team led by Caltech spent nearly 20 years determining X-ray structures, one by one, to create a map of the nuclear pore complex, one of the largest and most complex pieces of cellular machinery.

Newswise: New Guidelines Laid Out to Standardize Swallowing Fluoroscopy
Released: 6-Jul-2022 11:05 AM EDT
New Guidelines Laid Out to Standardize Swallowing Fluoroscopy
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Swallowing fluoroscopy is the most common diagnostic test for patients with swallowing problems caused by conditions such as stroke, head and neck cancer, neurodegenerative disease, or prolonged intubation. Despite widespread use, there has been no standard practice to guide its use in the United States.


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