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Newswise: Eliminating RNA-Binding Protein Improves Survival in Aggressive Leukemia
26-Jul-2021 11:15 AM EDT
Eliminating RNA-Binding Protein Improves Survival in Aggressive Leukemia
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Removing a protein that is often overexpressed in a rare and aggressive subtype of leukemia can help to slow the cancer’s development and significantly increase the likelihood of survival, according to a study in mice led by scientists at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Newswise: Making Clear Biodegradable Film From Crop Residue
Released: 28-Jul-2021 6:10 PM EDT
Making Clear Biodegradable Film From Crop Residue
South Dakota State University

Making a transparent, biodegradable film from crop residue and native grasses can benefit farmers as well as the environment.

Newswise: Huntsman Cancer Institute Announces Howard Colman, MD, PhD, as Experimental Therapeutics Program Co-Leader
Released: 28-Jul-2021 6:05 PM EDT
Huntsman Cancer Institute Announces Howard Colman, MD, PhD, as Experimental Therapeutics Program Co-Leader
Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah

Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah announced the appointment of Howard Colman, MD, PhD, as the new co-leader of the Experimental Therapeutics Program.

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23-Jul-2021 3:30 PM EDT
Metabolic Syndrome Linked to Increased Risk of Second Stroke, Death
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

People with larger waistlines, high blood pressure and other risk factors that make up metabolic syndrome may be at higher risk for having a second stroke and even dying than people who do not have metabolic syndrome, according to a meta-analysis published in the July 28, 2021, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

23-Jul-2021 3:30 PM EDT
Study: Adding Color to Your Plate May Lower Risk of Cognitive Decline
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

A new study shows that people who eat a diet that includes at least half a serving per day of foods high in flavonoids like strawberries, oranges, peppers and apples may have a 20% lower risk of cognitive decline. The research is published in the July 28, 2021, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study looked at several types of flavonoids, and found that flavones and anthocyanins may have the most protective effect.

Newswise: Back to School Sports Physicals – An Important Health Screening
Released: 28-Jul-2021 3:45 PM EDT
Back to School Sports Physicals – An Important Health Screening
Hackensack Meridian Health (Mountainside Medical Center)

It’s back to school time, when we have a ton of things to check off the list: new books and supplies, new clothes, enrolling our children in sports, activities and more. A sports physical can help ensure children and teens are prepared to participate in athletics.

Newswise: Leadership Lessons from Student-Athletes
Released: 28-Jul-2021 3:30 PM EDT
Leadership Lessons from Student-Athletes
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Whether on the field, the court, the mat or the course, these CSU athletes take home more than a win.

Released: 28-Jul-2021 3:20 PM EDT
How a Microscopic Fungus Could Lead to a Breakthrough in Oral Cancer Research
Case Western Reserve University

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University are hoping a new study could lead to a medical breakthrough in understanding certain types of oral cancer.

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Released: 28-Jul-2021 2:45 PM EDT
Highly Potent, Stable Nanobodies Stop SARS-CoV-2
Max Planck Society (Max-Planck-Gesellschaft)

Göttingen researchers have developed mini-antibodies that efficiently block the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and its dangerous new variants.

Released: 28-Jul-2021 2:30 PM EDT
Motivation Depends on How the Brain Processes Fatigue
University of Birmingham

How do we decide whether or not an activity which requires work is ‘worth the effort’?

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Released: 28-Jul-2021 2:25 PM EDT
Automatically Steering Experiments Toward Scientific Discovery
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Scientists at Brookhaven and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories have been developing an automated experimental setup of data collection, analysis, and decision making.

Newswise: Hemp Goes ‘Hot’ Due to Genetics, Not Environmental Stress
Released: 28-Jul-2021 2:25 PM EDT
Hemp Goes ‘Hot’ Due to Genetics, Not Environmental Stress
Cornell University

A new Cornell University study debunks misinformation on websites and in news articles that claim that environmental or biological stresses – such as flooding or disease – cause an increase in THC production in hemp plants.

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Released: 28-Jul-2021 2:20 PM EDT
Psychological Consequences of COVID-19 in Health Care
University of Bonn

Physicians, nursing staff, medical technical assistants, and pastoral workers in hospitals: they have all been placed under severe strain by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Released: 28-Jul-2021 2:10 PM EDT
Why Lockdown in Africa Does Not Work as a First COVID-19 Pandemic Response
University of Johannesburg

In an African pandemic it is more productive to consider lockdowns, after using other non-medical measures first, Especially in countries with high levels of poverty and corruption, says Prof Nicholas Ngepah, a Professor of Economics at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa.

Newswise: New Tool Predicts Sudden Death in Inflammatory Heart Disease
27-Jul-2021 2:10 PM EDT
New Tool Predicts Sudden Death in Inflammatory Heart Disease
Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University scientists have developed a new tool for predicting which patients suffering from a complex inflammatory heart disease are at risk of sudden cardiac arrest. Published in Science Advances, their method is the first to combine models of patients’ hearts built from multiple images with the power of machine learning.

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27-Jul-2021 11:40 AM EDT
Does Testosterone Influence Success? Not Much, Research Suggests
University of Bristol

With the Olympics underway, higher testosterone has often been linked to sporting success, and other kinds of success too. But beyond sport, new research has found little evidence that testosterone meaningfully influences life chances for men or women.

Newswise: Fruit Compound May Have Potential to Prevent and Treat Parkinson’s Disease, Mouse Study Suggests
26-Jul-2021 10:25 AM EDT
Fruit Compound May Have Potential to Prevent and Treat Parkinson’s Disease, Mouse Study Suggests
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have added to evidence that the compound farnesol, found naturally in herbs, and berries and other fruits, prevents and reverses brain damage linked to Parkinson’s disease in mouse studies.

Released: 28-Jul-2021 1:50 PM EDT
Molecular Atlas Reveals How Brain Cells Develop
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

As the fertilized egg divides, initially undifferentiated cells take on specific functions, becoming more distinct as different tissues and organs emerge.

Released: 28-Jul-2021 1:45 PM EDT
Department of Energy Announces $7.7 Million for Earth & Environmental Systems Modeling
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $7.7 million in funding for 11 studies to improve understanding of Earth system predictability and DOE’s Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM), a state-of-the-science climate model.

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Released: 28-Jul-2021 1:40 PM EDT
How to Talk With People Who Are Not Vaccinated Against COVID-19
Cedars-Sinai

Even though she has asthma, putting her at higher risk for severe complications from COVID-19, Angela Reeves-Flores, 33, waited until a week ago to get vaccinated.

Released: 28-Jul-2021 1:35 PM EDT
Rutgers Inspires Establishment of New Jersey One Health Task Force
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Last month, New Jersey became the first state to legislate a “One Health Task Force,” which promotes communication between state agencies and scientists who study human health, animal health and the earth sciences. The law is based on the Rutgers One Health Steering Committee, which was started in 2016.

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Newswise: Fighting Off Food Poisoning Depends on The Time Of Day
Released: 28-Jul-2021 1:30 PM EDT
Fighting Off Food Poisoning Depends on The Time Of Day
UT Southwestern Medical Center

DALLAS – July 28, 2021 – The body’s ability to prevent food poisoning by producing a natural antimicrobial compound increases during the day, when exposure to noxious bacteria is most likely, a new study by UT Southwestern scientists suggests. The findings, published online in Cell, could eventually lead to timed therapies and vaccination regimens designed to maximize this immune response.

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Released: 28-Jul-2021 1:15 PM EDT
Two Strands Are Tougher Than One
Washington University in St. Louis

Despite assumptions, dsRNA has traits that make it stand apart from the more common single-stranded RNA. The finding has implications for a range of fields

Released: 28-Jul-2021 1:00 PM EDT
Obesity and Cardiovascular Factors Combine to Cause Cognitive Decline in Latinos
University of California San Diego Health

Obesity is a major public health issue among Latinos, and a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease. But in a new study, researchers at UC San Diego report that cardiometabolic abnormalities, such as hypertension, are more strongly associated with cognitive decline than obesity alone.

Released: 28-Jul-2021 1:00 PM EDT
Chaotic Electrons Heed ‘Limit’ in Strange Metals
Cornell University

Chaos, to a point: A new Cornell-led study confirms the chaotic behavior of electrons in “strange” metals has a limit established by the laws of quantum mechanics.

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Released: 28-Jul-2021 12:55 PM EDT
UCI Receives Grant to Support 30 HBCU Students in Summer Institute in Neuroscience
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., July 28, 2021 — The UCI Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory has been awarded a UC-HBCU Initiative Summer Research and Graduate Admissions Pathways Grant from the UC Office of the President to sponsor a partnership with Delaware State University, one of 107 Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the U.

Released: 28-Jul-2021 12:55 PM EDT
Geographic Differences in Gut Microbiota Boost Immunity
Cornell University

Gut reaction: Cornell researchers “humanized” mice with microbiota from three global populations and found that microbial differences alone can impact immune responses.

Newswise: Indian Women’s Nutrition Suffered During COVID-19 Lockdown
Released: 28-Jul-2021 12:50 PM EDT
Indian Women’s Nutrition Suffered During COVID-19 Lockdown
Cornell University

A new study from Cornell University finds the nationwide lockdown India imposed last year in response to COVID-19 caused disruptions that negatively impacted women’s nutrition.

Newswise: Dr. Beth Karlan Receives Lifetime Achievement Award for Contributions to Gynecologic Oncology
Released: 28-Jul-2021 12:45 PM EDT
Dr. Beth Karlan Receives Lifetime Achievement Award for Contributions to Gynecologic Oncology
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Internationally renowned physician-scientist Dr. Beth Karlan, director of cancer population genetics at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, is being honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Gynecologic Cancer Society (IGCS) for her contributions to gynecologic cancer research and clinical practice.

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Released: 28-Jul-2021 12:40 PM EDT
First Detection of Light From Behind a Black Hole
Stanford University

Watching X-rays flung out into the universe by the supermassive black hole at the center of a galaxy 800 million light-years away, Stanford University astrophysicist Dan Wilkins noticed an intriguing pattern.

Released: 28-Jul-2021 12:25 PM EDT
School of Medicine Researchers Receive $29.9 Million Award to Study Effectiveness of Blood Pressure Interventions
Wake Forest School of Medicine

People living in the South, known as the Stroke Belt, are not only at a greater risk of having strokes, but the region is also associated with higher stroke mortality. The link between high blood pressure and stroke is well-known, and lowering blood pressure reduces stroke risk. But how can blood pressure be most effectively managed among stroke survivors, and is the use of telehealth the most effective strategy?

Released: 28-Jul-2021 12:25 PM EDT
A Group’s Moral Values May Help Determine the Likelihood of Hate-Motivated Harmful Acts
University of Southern California (USC)

From attacks on synagogues and mosques to the COVID-era spike in anti-Asian sentiment, the past couple of years, unfortunately, have seen no shortage of acts of hatred.

Released: 28-Jul-2021 12:25 PM EDT
أسئلة وإجابات مايو كلينك: غالبًا ما تساعد معالجة النطق مَن تأثرَ كلامهم بالسكتة الدماغية
Mayo Clinic

أسئلة وإجابات مايو كلينك: غالبًا ما تساعد معالجة النطق مَن تأثرَ كلامهم بالسكتة الدماغية

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Released: 28-Jul-2021 12:20 PM EDT
Scientists Capture Most-Detailed Radio Image of Andromeda Galaxy to Date
University of British Columbia

Scientists have published a new, detailed radio image of the Andromeda galaxy – the Milky Way’s sister galaxy – which will allow them to identify and study the regions of Andromeda where new stars are born.

Released: 28-Jul-2021 12:15 PM EDT
One in Four Cancer Patients Lack Sufficient Immunity Against Measles and Mumps, Study Finds
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

One in four cancer patients lack sufficient immunity against measles and mumps, study finds

Released: 28-Jul-2021 12:10 PM EDT
Preguntas y respuestas: La terapia del lenguaje suele ayudar a personas con afección del habla por un accidente cerebrovascular
Mayo Clinic

Preguntas y respuestas de Mayo Clinic: La terapia del lenguaje suele ayudar a personas con afección del habla por un accidente cerebrovascular

Released: 28-Jul-2021 12:10 PM EDT
Perguntas e respostas para a Mayo Clinic: a terapia da fala pode ajudar as pessoas que tiveram a fala afetada por um AVC
Mayo Clinic

Perguntas e respostas para a Mayo Clinic: a terapia da fala pode ajudar as pessoas que tiveram a fala afetada por um AVC

Released: 28-Jul-2021 12:05 PM EDT
Rutgers Researcher Honored with the 2021 Agilent Early Career Professor Award
Rutgers University's Office for Research

Jason H. Yang, Ph.D., chancellor scholar and assistant professor of Microbiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics in the Center for Emerging and Re-Emerging Pathogens at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS), has been awarded the 2021 Agilent Early Career Professor Award

Released: 28-Jul-2021 12:00 PM EDT
MD Anderson Research Highlights for July 28, 2021
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Research Highlights provides a glimpse into recently published studies in basic, translational and clinical cancer research from MD Anderson experts. Current advances include a newly discovered protein that controls B cell survival, understanding epigenetic changes in malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs) and melanoma, identifying a protein that protect genome stability, developing novel cell therapies for COVID-19, a new option for treating neuropathic pain, exosome delivery of CRISPR/Cas9 to pancreatic cancer, discovering how cancer cells tolerate aneuploidy and the role of health disparities in long-term survival of adolescent and young adult patients with Hodgkin lymphoma.

Newswise: UC San Diego Health Joins Clinical Trial to Treat Sudden Cardiac Arrest
Released: 28-Jul-2021 11:45 AM EDT
UC San Diego Health Joins Clinical Trial to Treat Sudden Cardiac Arrest
University of California San Diego Health

Cardiovascular physicians with UC San Diego Health have joined an international clinical trial utilizing a new Extravascular Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (EV ICD) system to help treat sudden cardiac arrest.

Released: 28-Jul-2021 11:40 AM EDT
Pinpointing Where Single-Stranded Transcripts Converted Into Double-Stranded RNAs
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude scientist Vibhor Mishra, Ph.D., is homing in on the location where important processes in gene regulation occur, and where single-stranded transcripts are converted into double-stranded RNAs (dsRNAs).

Released: 28-Jul-2021 11:30 AM EDT
Study Reveals Characteristics of SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein
University of Kentucky

A new University of Kentucky College of Medicine study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry provides foundational information about SARS-CoV-2’s spike protein.

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Newswise: Sleep Apnea Increases Risk of Sudden Death, Cardiovascular Conditions
Released: 28-Jul-2021 11:10 AM EDT
Sleep Apnea Increases Risk of Sudden Death, Cardiovascular Conditions
Penn State College of Medicine

A study by Penn State College of Medicine researchers reveals that people living with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a condition that occurs when a person’s airway becomes blocked while they are asleep, are twice as likely to experience sudden death compared to people living without OSA.

Newswise: New Partnership to Advance Artificial Intelligence in Ophthalmology
Released: 28-Jul-2021 11:00 AM EDT
New Partnership to Advance Artificial Intelligence in Ophthalmology
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

The American College of Radiology® Data Science Institute® (ACR DSI) and the American Academy of Ophthalmology today announced a collaboration that will expand ACR DSI’s groundbreaking AI-LAB™ platform to include eye care.


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