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Released: 7-Feb-2023 12:30 PM EST
Don’t Let Epilepsy Go Unchecked
Cedars-Sinai

Many think of epilepsy, a neurological disorder affecting 3.4 million Americans, as a chronic condition marked by occasional seizures. But the disease can be deadly, so it is essential for patients to get their seizures under control with proper treatment, said Lisa Bateman, MD, director of the Cedars-Sinai Health System Surgical Epilepsy Program.

Newswise: Notre Dame study finds voter ID laws mobilize voters in both parties, rather than sway election results
Released: 7-Feb-2023 12:30 PM EST
Notre Dame study finds voter ID laws mobilize voters in both parties, rather than sway election results
University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame researchers found that voter ID requirements motivated supporters of both parties equally to comply and participate, but had little overall effect on the actual outcomes of the elections.

Newswise: Economics researcher weighs in on bigger bets for ‘Big Game’
Released: 7-Feb-2023 12:10 PM EST
Economics researcher weighs in on bigger bets for ‘Big Game’
West Virginia University

Brad Humphreys, associate dean for academic affairs and research and economics professor in the John Chambers College of Business and Economics, explains how the the legalization of sports gambling in many states has affected Super Bowl bets.

Released: 7-Feb-2023 12:10 PM EST
State of the Union preview with a Nobel Laureate invitee
Binghamton University, State University of New York

Binghamton University Distinguished Professor and Nobel Laureate M. Stanley Whittingham will join U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer in the nation’s capitol tonight for U.S. President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address. Whittingham is available for interviews via Zoom at 3 p.m. EST today to highlight Binghamton's growing role in the lithium battery industry.

Released: 7-Feb-2023 12:05 PM EST
Rutgers Specialists Show Facial Pain Can Be Unconnected to Teeth
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Studies show orofacial pain commonly occurs in the absence of dental or tooth problems and requires evaluation and treatment by specialists.

Released: 7-Feb-2023 12:05 PM EST
Resilience to HIV-Related Stigma May Be Key to Ending the AIDS Epidemic
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Failing to address the psychological trauma experienced by many older people living with HIV/AIDS will make it difficult, if not impossible, to end the epidemic, according to a Rutgers study.

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Newswise: Microscopy Images Could Lead to New Ways to Control Excitons for Quantum Computing
Released: 7-Feb-2023 11:15 AM EST
Microscopy Images Could Lead to New Ways to Control Excitons for Quantum Computing
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Excitons are drawing attention as possible quantum bits (qubits) in tomorrow’s quantum computers and are central to optoelectronics and energy-harvesting processes. However, these charge-neutral quasiparticles, which exist in semiconductors and other materials, are notoriously difficult to confine and manipulate. Now, for the first time, Berkeley Lab researchers have created and directly observed highly localized excitons confined in simple stacks of atomically thin materials. The work confirms theoretical predictions and opens new avenues for controlling excitons with custom-built materials.

Newswise: Laboratory Automation and Life Sciences Research Conference Open to Media Registration: February 26-March 1, 2023 in San Diego
Released: 7-Feb-2023 11:05 AM EST
Laboratory Automation and Life Sciences Research Conference Open to Media Registration: February 26-March 1, 2023 in San Diego
SLAS

The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) invites members of the press, science journalists and trade press to attend the SLAS2023 International Conference and Exhibition, the society’s annual flagship conference.

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Newswise: Uncovering Sexual Health Topics for Parents to Address with Their Adolescent-aged GBQ Male Children
Released: 7-Feb-2023 11:00 AM EST
Uncovering Sexual Health Topics for Parents to Address with Their Adolescent-aged GBQ Male Children
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Comprehensive and inclusive sexual health education reduces young gay, bisexual, and queer (GBQ) men's vulnerability to poor sexual health outcomes like HIV and STIs into adulthood, data shows. However, conservative ideologies continue to dominate policies on school-based sex education and view topics like same-sex attractions as controversial.

2-Feb-2023 1:00 PM EST
Spending on Consumer Advertising for Top-Selling Prescription Drugs in U.S. Favors Those With Low Added Benefit
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

A new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that the share of promotional spending allocated to consumer advertising was on average 14.3 percentage points higher for drugs with low added benefit compared to drugs with high added benefit.

Newswise: Early anti-VEGF treatment of diabetic retinopathy yields no benefit to visual acuity
2-Feb-2023 11:05 AM EST
Early anti-VEGF treatment of diabetic retinopathy yields no benefit to visual acuity
NIH, National Eye Institute (NEI)

While early treatment of diabetes-related eye disease slowed progression to severe disease, it did not improve visual acuity compared with treating more severe disease once it developed, according to a clinical study from the DRCR Retina Network.

Newswise: Optimal Layout for a Hospital Isolation Room to Contain COVID-19 Includes Ceiling Vent
2-Feb-2023 2:30 PM EST
Optimal Layout for a Hospital Isolation Room to Contain COVID-19 Includes Ceiling Vent
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Researchers recently modeled the transmission of COVID-19 within an isolation room at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London, U.K. Their goal was to explore the optimal room layout to reduce the risk of infection for health care staff. To accomplish this, they used an adaptive mesh finite-element computational fluid dynamics model to simulate 3D spatial distribution of the virus within the room — based on data collected from the room during a COVID-19 patient’s stay. They share their findings and guidance in Physics of Fluids.

   
Released: 7-Feb-2023 10:30 AM EST
Devastating earthquake evokes memories of ’99 tragedy in Turkey
University of Miami

University of Miami College of Engineering faculty members Nurcin Celik and Derin Ural lived through the 1999 temblor that struck near the Turkish city of Izmit. They stand ready to offer their expertise in the aftermath of Monday’s disaster.

Newswise: Ocean Observing in the Gulf of Mexico: The GCOOS Spring Webinar Series
Released: 7-Feb-2023 10:30 AM EST
Ocean Observing in the Gulf of Mexico: The GCOOS Spring Webinar Series
Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System-Regional Association (GCOOS-RA)

The GCOOS Spring Webinar Series 2023 features an overview of GCOOS-supported ocean observing activities in the Gulf of Mexico.

Released: 7-Feb-2023 10:30 AM EST
During National Children’s Dental Health Month, AANA Emphasizes Access to Safe Dental Anesthesia Care
American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology

Rosemont, Ill. (AANA) – February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (AANA) reminds parents of the importance of not only knowing how to keep your child’s teeth healthy, but also ensuring that they have access to safe dental anesthesia care. This month-long national health observance brings together thousands of dedicated professionals, healthcare providers, and educators to promote the benefits of good oral health to children, their caregivers, teachers, and many others.

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Released: 7-Feb-2023 10:05 AM EST
What is clinically meaningful to slow Alzheimer’s progression?
Mayo Clinic

An expert work group has reframed what is clinically meaningful to slow Alzheimer's disease progression during clinical trials, including treatment impact over time and the need for combination therapies.

Newswise: How to reverse unknown quantum processes
Released: 7-Feb-2023 10:05 AM EST
How to reverse unknown quantum processes
University of Vienna

In the world around us processes appear to follow a certain time-direction: dandelions eventually turn into blowballs. However, the quantum realm does not play by the same rules. Physicists from the University of Vienna and IQOQI Vienna have now shown that for certain quantum systems the time-direction of processes can be reversed. This demonstration of a so-called rewinding protocol has been published in the Journal "Optica".

Newswise: Breakthrough COVID-19 cases occur in 7.5% of vaccinated Texas participants, according to UTHealth Houston survey; subgroups at higher risk identified
Released: 7-Feb-2023 10:05 AM EST
Breakthrough COVID-19 cases occur in 7.5% of vaccinated Texas participants, according to UTHealth Houston survey; subgroups at higher risk identified
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Breakthrough COVID-19 infections after vaccination occurred in 7.5% of Texans surveyed and higher odds were associated with Hispanic ethnicity, larger household size, rural versus urban living, type of vaccination, and multiple comorbidities, according to findings from UTHealth Houston School of Public Health published today in the Journal of Infectious Diseases.

Newswise: Upcycling is the new recycling
Released: 7-Feb-2023 10:05 AM EST
Upcycling is the new recycling
Washington University in St. Louis

The world generates about 300 million tons of plastic waste annually, and more than 90% of all plastic ever made has never been recycled. Part of what drives all that waste into landfills or into the environment is the difficulty of recycling plastic, which is designed to last for a very long time. Traditional plastic recycling suffers from a fundamental flaw, said Marcus Foston: there’s no financial incentive for companies to do it.

Released: 7-Feb-2023 10:00 AM EST
Medical Students Develop Curriculum to Shine a Light on the Injustices of Racial Segregation in Health Care
Mount Sinai Health System

Medical students at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai are challenging a traditional model of medical education they say omits a critical ingredient: preparing students for the experience of segregation within health care.

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Released: 7-Feb-2023 9:00 AM EST
National Energy Technology Laboratory and Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Pioneer First Ever Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulation on Cerebras Wafer-Scale Engine
Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center

Cerebras Systems, the pioneer in high performance artificial intelligence (AI) compute, today announced, for the first time ever, the simulation of a high-resolution natural convection workload at near real-time rates.

Newswise: Earthquake Expert from Turkey on Devastation in Turkey and Syria
Released: 7-Feb-2023 9:00 AM EST
Earthquake Expert from Turkey on Devastation in Turkey and Syria
California State University, Fullerton

Sinan Akçiz, assistant professor of geological sciences at Cal State Fullerton, turned his Introduction to Geology class on Monday into a real-life lesson about earthquakes and the devastation taking place in his native country, Turkey.

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Released: 7-Feb-2023 9:00 AM EST
Speakers Announced for #DiscoverBMB
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

Discover BMB, the annual meeting of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, will feature award lectures by high-profile speakers discussing noteworthy research, education and diversity initiatives. The meeting will take place March 25–28 in Seattle.

Newswise: Researchers publish new epigenetic editing technique to improve crops
Released: 7-Feb-2023 9:00 AM EST
Researchers publish new epigenetic editing technique to improve crops
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Danforth Center scientists and their collaborators improve disease resistance in cassava using an innovative technology called targeted methylation.

Newswise: Chula Virtual Open House for 2023 International Graduate Programs
Released: 7-Feb-2023 8:55 AM EST
Chula Virtual Open House for 2023 International Graduate Programs
Chulalongkorn University

Join us at our Virtual Open House 2023 to learn more about our international graduate programs (Master’s and Doctoral Programs), the admissions process, and the benefits of studying at Chula.

Newswise: Copy-cat? Youth with Few Friends Conform to Stay in a Friend’s ‘Good Graces’
Released: 7-Feb-2023 8:30 AM EST
Copy-cat? Youth with Few Friends Conform to Stay in a Friend’s ‘Good Graces’
Florida Atlantic University

What gives one friend influence over another? Considerable attention has focused on who influences whom; much less is known about why one partner is prone to be influenced by the other. A study tested the hypothesis that within a friend dyad, having fewer friends than one’s partner increases susceptibility to influence, because it reduces dissimilarity and promotes compatibility. Results showed that partners with fewer friends were influenced by children with more friends. In each case, the partner with fewer friends became more similar to the partner with more friends. Academic engagement was the only domain where partners with fewer friends also influenced partners with more friends.

Newswise: Immunaeon Joins the RegenMed Hub
Released: 7-Feb-2023 8:15 AM EST
Immunaeon Joins the RegenMed Hub
Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Immunaeon is the latest addition to the RegeneratOR's Innovation AcceleratOR, located in the Regenerative Medicine Hub (RegenMed Hub), a rapidly growing regenerative medicine ecosystem based in the Innovation Quarter of Winston-Salem.

   
Released: 7-Feb-2023 8:05 AM EST
Fertility treatment does not adversely affect cardiovascular health of offspring, international study suggests
University of Bristol

A large study looking at the effects of fertility treatment has found no robust difference in blood pressure, heart rate, lipids, and glucose measurements between children conceived naturally and those conceived using assisted reproductive technologies (ART).

Newswise:Video Embedded new-sodium-aluminum-battery-aims-to-integrate-renewables-for-grid-resiliency
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Released: 7-Feb-2023 8:00 AM EST
New Sodium, Aluminum Battery Aims to Integrate Renewables for Grid Resiliency
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

A new sodium battery technology shows promise for helping integrate renewable energy into the electric grid. The battery uses Earth-abundant raw materials such as aluminum and sodium.

7-Feb-2023 8:00 AM EST
Training Individuals to Work in their Communities to Reduce Health Disparities
University of California San Diego

A community health workers training program, led by the UC San Diego Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science in collaboration with community partners, aims to increase access to health care services in underserved neighborhoods.

Released: 7-Feb-2023 7:05 AM EST
Researchers Propose a Fourth Light on Traffic Signals – For Self-Driving Cars
North Carolina State University

At a traffic light, red means stop and green means go. But transportation engineers are now proposing a “white light,” which would enable autonomous vehicles to help control traffic flow – and let human drivers know what’s going on.

Released: 7-Feb-2023 7:00 AM EST
Pesquisadores da Mayo Clinic identificam mulheres com o dobro de risco de câncer em ambas as mamas
Mayo Clinic

Mulheres com câncer em uma das mamas podem ter um risco mais elevado de desenvolver câncer na mama oposta caso sejam portadoras de mutações genéticas que as predisponham ao desenvolvimento de câncer de mama, de acordo com um estudo conduzido pelo Centro de Câncer da Mayo Clinic.

Released: 7-Feb-2023 7:00 AM EST
Los investigadores de Mayo Clinic identifican mujeres con el doble de riesgo de presentar cáncer en ambas mamas
Mayo Clinic

Las mujeres con cáncer en una mama pueden tener un mayor riesgo de presentar cáncer en la otra mama si son portadoras de cambios genéticos específicos que las predisponen a desarrollar cáncer de mama, de acuerdo con un estudio liderado por el Centro Oncológico Integral de Mayo Clinic.

Released: 7-Feb-2023 7:00 AM EST
باحثون من مايو كلينك يحددون فئة من النساء لديهن ضعفا فرصة الإصابة بالسرطان في كلا الثديين
Mayo Clinic

وفقًا لدراسة قادها مركز مايو كلينك الشامل للسرطان، فإن النساء المصابات بالسرطان في إحدى الثديين قد يكن أكثر عرضة للإصابة بالسرطان في الثدي الآخر إذا كنَّ حاملات لتغيرات جينية بعينها تجعلهن أكثر قابلية للإصابة بسرطان الثدي. يقول مؤلفو الدراسة إن النتائج المنشورة في مجلة مجلة علم الأورام السريرية، ستساعد في تخصيص أساليب فحص سرطان الثدي وتحديد عوامل الخطر وفقًا لحالة المريضة.

Newswise:Video Embedded new-study-refines-precision-of-medical-needles-in-surgical-simulation
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Released: 7-Feb-2023 4:05 AM EST
New study refines precision of medical needles in surgical simulation
University of Bristol

Researchers at the University of Bristol have discovered a way of improving the accuracy of medical needle-use in surgical simulation.

   
Newswise:Video Embedded smart-insole-to-identify-and-mitigate-workplace-slips-trips-and-falls
VIDEO
Released: 7-Feb-2023 4:05 AM EST
Smart insole to identify and mitigate workplace slips, trips and falls
National University of Singapore

Slips, trips and falls (STFs) remain the top causes of major injuries in the workplace. Harnessing the power of research and technology to boost workplace safety, Professor Lim Chwee Teck from the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Department of Biomedical Engineering, which is under the College of Design and Engineering, as well as Institute for Health Innovation & Technology (iHealthtech), collaborated with NUS start-up, FlexoSense, to develop a smart insole which can track workplace STFs in real time and is the first of its kind that can detect a person’s balance.

Newswise: Incivility reduces interest in what politicians have to say, shows research
Released: 6-Feb-2023 8:10 PM EST
Incivility reduces interest in what politicians have to say, shows research
University of Toronto, Joseph L. Rotman School of Management

Nasty remarks by politicians against their critics are so common that we may not pay them much mind. That’s the problem of political incivility, say a pair of researchers who’ve studied the phenomenon among U.S. politicians.


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