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Newswise: Fine Particulate Air Pollution Associated with Higher Risk of Dementia
2-Aug-2021 12:05 AM EDT
Fine Particulate Air Pollution Associated with Higher Risk of Dementia
University of Washington

Using data from two large, long-running study projects in the Puget Sound region — one that began in the late 1970s measuring air pollution and another on risk factors for dementia that began in 1994 — University of Washington researchers identified a link between air pollution and dementia.

Newswise: Study Finds Cancer-Related Follow-Up Care Is Underutilized Among Young Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer
Released: 3-Aug-2021 5:00 PM EDT
Study Finds Cancer-Related Follow-Up Care Is Underutilized Among Young Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer
University of California, Irvine

A research team, led by Joel Milam, PhD, professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the UCI Program in Public Health, is examining gaps and disparities in lifelong follow-up among survivors, including taking a closer look at long term follow-up care plans, specifically for underserved populations. The study shows that age and ethnic background is associated with inadequate follow-up care among young adult childhood cancer survivors.

Released: 3-Aug-2021 4:05 PM EDT
Minuto de Mayo Clinic: Aterrizar bien después de un salto evita lesiones
Mayo Clinic

Los grandes eventos, como las olimpiadas, inspiran a gente de toda edad a intentar un nuevo deporte o actividad. El Dr. Kelechi Okoroha, cirujano ortopédico de Mayo Clinic, desea que la gente participe en actividades nuevas, pero estando al tanto de algunas lesiones deportivas que ocurren con frecuencia.

Newswise:Video Embedded hard-core-bacteria
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Released: 3-Aug-2021 3:45 PM EDT
Hard-Core Bacteria
University of Delaware

A new study by UD researcher Julie Maresca and her students found that even in a harsh concrete habitat, bacterial communities can survive, thrive and do what all living things do—change. Bacterial communities within concrete could provide early warning of alkali-silica reactions that degrade concrete but are difficult to detect. Typically, these reactions are only recognized when cracks are forming in the concrete. Bacteria may also have the potential to provide “biorepair” of concrete.

Newswise: Finding new types of 2D material defects could enable better electronics
Released: 3-Aug-2021 3:05 PM EDT
Finding new types of 2D material defects could enable better electronics
Penn State Materials Research Institute

The discovery of new types of defects in 2D materials may lead to the creation of new ultra-compact electronic devices.

Newswise: The Association of American Cancer Institutes to Honor Garber with Distinguished Scientist Award
Released: 3-Aug-2021 2:50 PM EDT
The Association of American Cancer Institutes to Honor Garber with Distinguished Scientist Award
Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI)

Judy E. Garber, MD, PhD, FAACR, will receive the AACI Distinguished Scientist Award on Wednesday, October 20, during the 2021 AACI/CCAF Annual Meeting.

Newswise: Returning to Golf After Total Knee Replacement
Released: 3-Aug-2021 2:40 PM EDT
Returning to Golf After Total Knee Replacement
Henry Ford Health System

Avid golfers who have knee replacement surgery can take comfort that they’ll be able to return to the sport with less pain and fewer limitations on their golf swing, according to a Henry Ford Health System study published in the journal Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach.

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Released: 3-Aug-2021 2:35 PM EDT
Connective Issue: AI Learns by Doing More with Less
Washington University in St. Louis

Research from the lab of Shantanu Chakrabartty reveals constraints can lead to learning in AI systems.

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Released: 3-Aug-2021 2:05 PM EDT
Medical Students Begin Journey to Careers as Physicians During White Coat Ceremony
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Students at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School begin journey to careers as physicians during white coat ceremony—including first-generation American Hassiet Asberom.

Newswise: Pfizer, Moderna absent; Cara Therapeutics, Square in as 2020-21 R&D winners
Released: 3-Aug-2021 2:05 PM EDT
Pfizer, Moderna absent; Cara Therapeutics, Square in as 2020-21 R&D winners
Washington University in St. Louis

Pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies topped the 2021 RQ Top 50 list of the most innovative U.S. companies. The annual ranking identifies the smartest R&D spenders - those companies that both spend big (at least $100 million in R&D) and provide the greatest returns to shareholders from that investment.

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Released: 3-Aug-2021 1:55 PM EDT
One of World’s Rarest Chameleons Found Clinging to Survival
Cambridge University Press

Urgent conservation measures are needed to save a Critically Endangered species of chameleon which has been found clinging to survival in patches of rainforest in Malawi.

Newswise: New Report: State of the Science on Western Wildfires, Forests and Climate Change
Released: 3-Aug-2021 1:50 PM EDT
New Report: State of the Science on Western Wildfires, Forests and Climate Change
University of Washington

Seeing the urgent need for change, a team of scientists from leading research universities, conservation organizations and government laboratories across the West has produced a synthesis of the scientific literature that clearly lays out the established science and strength of evidence on climate change, wildfire and forest management for seasonally dry forests. The goal is to give land managers and others across the West access to a unified resource that summarizes the best-available science so they can make decisions about how to manage their landscapes.

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Released: 3-Aug-2021 1:45 PM EDT
Study provides first holistic assessment of plastic pollution in the Caribbean
University of Plymouth

The Caribbean is renowned globally for its stunning beaches and crystal clear ocean.

Newswise: Stress at Work and at Home Increases Risk of Depression in U.S. Workers
Released: 3-Aug-2021 1:40 PM EDT
Stress at Work and at Home Increases Risk of Depression in U.S. Workers
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

Job strain and family strain are found to be linked to major depressive episodes and may have different effects on men and women, according to a study from UCLA researchers published in the August edition of the Journal of Psychosomatic Research.

Newswise: Researchers Use AI to Unlock the Secrets of Ancient Texts
Released: 3-Aug-2021 1:35 PM EDT
Researchers Use AI to Unlock the Secrets of Ancient Texts
University of Notre Dame

Researchers at University of Notre Dame are developing an artificial neural network to read complex ancient handwriting based on human perception to improve capabilities of deep learning transcription.

Newswise: Emperor Penguins, Increasingly Under Siege by Climate Change, Proposed as Threatened Species Under Endangered Species Act
Released: 3-Aug-2021 1:30 PM EDT
Emperor Penguins, Increasingly Under Siege by Climate Change, Proposed as Threatened Species Under Endangered Species Act
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Today, the U. S Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced a proposal to list the emperor penguin as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) based on evidence that the animal's sea ice habitat is shrinking and is likely to continue to do so over the next several decades. Proposing a listing of threatened means the animal is at risk of becoming an endangered species--in danger of extinction--in the foreseeable future if its habitat continues to be destroyed or adversely changed.

Newswise:Video Embedded virtual-nature-experiences-reduce-stress-in-prisons
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Released: 3-Aug-2021 1:25 PM EDT
'Virtual Nature' Experiences Reduce Stress in Prisons
University of Utah

For people who are in jails or prisons, experiencing nature virtually is usually their only option. A new study from University of Utah researchers finds that exposure to nature imagery or nature sounds decreased physiological signs of stress in the incarcerated, and spurred their interest in learning more about the habitats they experienced. The researchers also found that, in general, people didn’t strongly prefer visual to auditory nature experiences.

Released: 3-Aug-2021 1:20 PM EDT
The Future of Personalized Medicine Is in Unlocking the Hidden Mechanism That Controls Which Genes Are Activated, Researcher Says
McMaster University

New research by McMaster University evolutionary biologist Rama Singh suggests there is a layer hidden in our cells that controls how genes interact, and how the many billions of possible combinations produce certain results.

Released: 3-Aug-2021 1:20 PM EDT
The U.S Department of Energy and the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Provide Sustainability Planning Resources for Resilient Municipal Microgrids
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The New Jersey Institute of Technology’s Center for Resilient Design announces the launch of microgrids.io, a web-based resource focused on planning and developing sustainable, resilient local government microgrids locally and nationally.

29-Jul-2021 2:45 PM EDT
Avoiding Drug Resistance by Understanding Evolution of Viruses
American Crystallographic Association (ACA)

During ACA's 71st annual meeting, Celia Schiffer, from the University of Massachusetts, will talk about her lab's work with virus substrate recognition as a method to avoid drug resistance. Schiffer and her team expanded their work on HIV and the hepatitis C virus to include human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 and SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and discovered that designing robust inhibitors to fit within the substrate envelope tips this balance toward decreasing the probability of resistance.

Newswise: Gaming the Research: Reinforcement Learning Changing Data Evaluation Challenges
29-Jul-2021 11:05 AM EDT
Gaming the Research: Reinforcement Learning Changing Data Evaluation Challenges
American Crystallographic Association (ACA)

Advances in artificial intelligence, specifically reinforcement learning, are proving beneficial to accelerating the pace of data-intensive challenges. The methods used by researchers with RL are techniques often used in video games, and by applying gamification to scientific processes, RL agents can learn as they are used in experiments, in effect, leveling up their rates of discovery as they work. Researchers are using trained RL agents at NSLS-II to accelerate the analysis of data-heavy measurements.

Newswise: Check your Health: Sun Safety & Learning your ABCDE’s
Released: 3-Aug-2021 1:15 PM EDT
Check your Health: Sun Safety & Learning your ABCDE’s
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey expert shares how to check for skin cancer.

Released: 3-Aug-2021 1:10 PM EDT
MRIs on Crop Roots Open New Doors for Agriculture
Texas A&M AgriLife

A team of scientists led by Texas A&M AgriLife is taking a page from the medical imaging world and using MRI to examine crop roots in a quest to develop crops with stronger and deeper root systems.

Newswise: David Chavez selected Fellow of the American Chemical Society
Released: 3-Aug-2021 1:00 PM EDT
David Chavez selected Fellow of the American Chemical Society
Los Alamos National Laboratory

David Chavez, deputy group leader of the High Explosives Science and Technology group at Los Alamos National Laboratory, has been selected as a member of the 2021 class of Fellows of the American Chemical Society (ACS).

Newswise: New Study Details Enzyme That Allows Coronavirus to Resist Antiviral Medications
Released: 3-Aug-2021 12:20 PM EDT
New Study Details Enzyme That Allows Coronavirus to Resist Antiviral Medications
Iowa State University

A new Iowa State University study details the structure of a critical enzyme present in SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. This enzyme removes nucleoside antiviral medications from the virus’s RNA, rendering many treatments ineffective. Scientists could use data uncovered in the new study to find ways to inhibit the enzyme, possibly leading to more effective treatments.

Newswise: New Study Finds Emperor Penguins Increasingly Threatened by Climate Change
Released: 3-Aug-2021 12:20 PM EDT
New Study Finds Emperor Penguins Increasingly Threatened by Climate Change
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Woods Hole, MA (August 3, 2021) – A new study published today in Global Change Biology provides valuable new data that highlights how species extinction risk is accelerating due to rapid climate change and an increase in extreme climate events, such as glacial calving and sea ice loss. The study, led by Stephanie Jenouvrier, associate scientist, and seabird ecologist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and co-authored by an international team of scientists, policy experts, ecologists, and climate scientists, provided pivotal research and projections tailored for use by the U.S Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS). Their work proposed that emperor penguins be listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act and this week, USFWS submitted that listing proposal.

Newswise: Bringing Discoveries to Light: X-Ray Science at Argonne
Released: 3-Aug-2021 11:55 AM EDT
Bringing Discoveries to Light: X-Ray Science at Argonne
Argonne National Laboratory

The Advanced Photon Source allows an intricate view of everything from proteins to nuclear fuel. With a planned upgrade, it will become even more powerful.

Released: 3-Aug-2021 11:45 AM EDT
Susan Joseph Appointed as Executive Director of Fintech at Cornell University
Cornell University

Fintech at Cornell, an initiative of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, is pleased to announce the appointment of Susan Joseph as Executive Director. Joseph will represent the initiative at all levels, in collaboration with faculty director Will Cong, Associate Professor of Finance & Rudd Family Professor of Management at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management.

Released: 3-Aug-2021 11:40 AM EDT
Mayo Clinic in Florida recognized as Center of Excellence for Antimicrobial Stewardship
Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic in Florida has been recognized as an Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) ― the only hospital in North Florida to hold that designation. This designation recognizes Mayo Clinic's optimal antimicrobial use and ongoing efforts to combat antimicrobial resistance.

Released: 3-Aug-2021 11:00 AM EDT
Penn Nursing Offering Free Online Transitional Care Course to Clinicians
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Penn Nursing is offering a free course on transitional care, “Advancing High Quality Care: The Transitional Care Model”. The course – being offered for free now through December 31, 2021 – is designed for nurses and other health care professionals seeking to improve care systems through application of the Transitional Care Model (TCM). TCM is proven in multiple NIH funded clinical trials to improve the health outcomes of older adults coping with complex care needs while reducing health care costs. This introductory learning opportunity connects clinicians and clinical leaders with the evidence to advance meaningful and measurable change in their organizations and communities. Click here to learn more and register. Use code ASPIRE21TCM (case sensitive) to access the course for free.

Newswise: Is Reducing Opioids for Pain Patients Linked to Higher Rates of Overdose and Mental Health Crisis?
3-Aug-2021 8:25 AM EDT
Is Reducing Opioids for Pain Patients Linked to Higher Rates of Overdose and Mental Health Crisis?
UC Davis Health

A UC Davis Health study published in JAMA found a 68% increase in overdose events and a doubling of mental health crises among patients who were on stable opioid therapy but saw their doses tapered.

2-Aug-2021 11:20 AM EDT
Nanotech Device Can Detect Risk for Serious Complication During Pregnancy
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Researchers from UCLA and Cedars-Sinai have developed a new way to detect a potentially life-threatening condition that can occur during pregnancy. The condition, placenta accreta spectrum disorder, occurs when the placenta grows too deeply into the uterine wall and fails to detach from the uterus after childbirth. It can lead to significant blood loss during pregnancy and delivery, requiring blood transfusions and intensive care, and it can result in serious illness and infection and can even be fatal for the mother. The condition occurs in less than 0.5% of pregnancies.

Newswise: Artificial Stomach Reveals Fluid Dynamics of Food Digestion
2-Aug-2021 8:50 AM EDT
Artificial Stomach Reveals Fluid Dynamics of Food Digestion
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Scientists have extensively studied how gastric juices in the stomach break down ingested food and other substances. However, less is known about how complex flow patterns and mechanical stresses in the stomach contribute to digestion. Researchers built a prototype of an artificial antrum to present a deeper understanding of how physical forces influence food digestion based on fluid dynamics. In Physics of Fluids, they reveal a classifying effect based on the breakup of liquid drops combined with transport phenomena.

Newswise: Does Visual Feedback of Our Tongues Help in Speech Motor Learning?
30-Jul-2021 12:05 PM EDT
Does Visual Feedback of Our Tongues Help in Speech Motor Learning?
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

When we speak, we use our auditory and somatosensory systems to monitor the results of the movements of our tongue or lips. Since we cannot typically see our own faces and tongues while we speak, however, the potential role of visual feedback has remained less clear. In the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, researchers explore how readily speakers will integrate visual information about their tongue movements during a speech motor learning task.

Newswise: Experimental Model of Ovarian Cancer Shows Effect of Healthy Cell Arrangement in Metastasis
30-Jul-2021 11:05 AM EDT
Experimental Model of Ovarian Cancer Shows Effect of Healthy Cell Arrangement in Metastasis
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

A key element to slowing metastasis in ovarian cancer is understanding the mechanisms of how tumor cells invade tissues. In APL Bioengineering, biophysics researchers explain how microscopic defects in how healthy cells line up can alter how easily ovarian cancer cells invade tissue. Using an experimental model, the group found that disruptions in the normal cellular layout, called topological defects, affect the rate of tumor cell invasion.

Newswise: Study Yields Tiny Targets for Healing Human Memory
Released: 3-Aug-2021 10:10 AM EDT
Study Yields Tiny Targets for Healing Human Memory
Cedars-Sinai

Cedars-Sinai researchers have identified a set of brain cells that, when affected by epilepsy, cause memory impairment in patients with a particular type of the disorder called temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE).

Released: 3-Aug-2021 10:05 AM EDT
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Appoints M. Daniele Fallin as New Bloomberg Centennial Professor
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has appointed Margaret Daniele (Dani) Fallin, PhD, as a Bloomberg Centennial Professor.

Released: 3-Aug-2021 10:00 AM EDT
Same Berkeley MBA Without the Commute
University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business

UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business announced a new flexible online option for its top-ranked, part-time Evening & Weekend MBA Program. The new Flex option offers the same curriculum and faculty and the same Berkeley Haas MBA degree in a highly customized and flexible online and on-campus format.

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Released: 3-Aug-2021 10:00 AM EDT
New Theory Hints at More Efficient Way to Develop Quantum Algorithms
Department of Energy, Office of Science

New research paves the way to a systematic way to design quantum algorithms that outperform conventional algorithms. The research involves logic gates, the fundamental building blocks of conventional digital computing and quantum computing systems. This new research is the first attempt to determine the number of logic gates that quantum states need to process information.

Released: 3-Aug-2021 10:00 AM EDT
Study Shows Users Banned From Social Platforms Go Elsewhere with Increased Toxicity
Binghamton University, State University of New York

Users banned from social platforms go elsewhere with increased toxicity, according to a new study featuring researchers from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

30-Jul-2021 1:45 PM EDT
Statins May Improve Survival for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Patients
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

A study led by researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center found a significant association between cholesterol-lowering drugs commonly known as statins and survival rates of triple-negative breast cancer patients. Since statins are low in cost, easy to access and produce minimal side effects, this could have an important impact on outcomes for this aggressive disease.

Released: 3-Aug-2021 9:30 AM EDT
The George Washington University Partners with Student Defense, Columbia University to Launch Higher Education Research Initiative
George Washington University

Today the George Washington University, along with Student Defense and Columbia University, launched the Postsecondary Equity & Economics Research (PEER) Project.

Released: 3-Aug-2021 9:30 AM EDT
Congress of Neurological Surgeons Selects Wolters Kluwer as Its Publisher
Wolters Kluwer Health

Wolters Kluwer, Health announced a multi-year agreement reestablishing its collaboration with the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), the leading organization dedicated to advancing neurosurgery through education and innovation. Beginning in January 2022, Wolters Kluwer will publish three medical specialty journals from CNS’s portfolio including its flagship publication Neurosurgery, one of the most highly cited neurosurgery journals in the world.

Released: 3-Aug-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Moffitt Researchers Show Beta-Cutaneous HPV May Be Predictor of Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Moffitt Cancer Center

In a new article published online ahead of print in the journal Cancer Research, Moffitt Cancer Center researchers demonstrate a link between the presence of cutaneous human papillomavirus and the incidence of squamous cell carcinomas and identify key characteristics of infection that may contribute to development of the disease.

Newswise: Johns Hopkins Study: Anti-Parasitic Drug Slows Pancreatic Cancer in Mice
Released: 3-Aug-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Johns Hopkins Study: Anti-Parasitic Drug Slows Pancreatic Cancer in Mice
Johns Hopkins Medicine

As the third-most lethal cancer in the United States, with only a 1% five-year survival rate for people with its most aggressive form, pancreatic cancer has long been a target of researchers who search for ways to slow or stop its growth and spread. Now, a team of Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have found that an anti-parasitic drug prevents pancreatic cancer’s initiation, progression and metastasis in genetically engineered mice.

Released: 3-Aug-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Implant Shows Extreme Promise for Regenerating Bone
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Its powers may not rival Wolverine's, but a regenerative implant engineered by researchers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and University of Nebraska–Lincoln could help repair bone-deep damage following physical trauma, surgery or osteoporosis.

Newswise: RegeneratOR Workforce Development Receives NSF Award
Released: 3-Aug-2021 9:00 AM EDT
RegeneratOR Workforce Development Receives NSF Award
Wake Forest Baptist Health

With the recent announcement of the RegeneratOR Test Bed to support regenerative medicine start up companies, the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) and the RegenMed Development Organization (RemDO) are embarking on the next step – to help create the future workforce.

Released: 3-Aug-2021 8:45 AM EDT
Novel Therapy Shows Promise for Lung Cancer Patients with Rare EGFR Mutation
Moffitt Cancer Center

Moffitt Cancer Center is part of a multinational, early phase clinical trial evaluating a new targeted therapy for patients with metastatic or unresectable non-small cell lung cancer who have a specific genetic mutation: EGFR Ex20Ins. New expanded data from the trial was published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Released: 3-Aug-2021 8:40 AM EDT
Integrate Disciplines to Conserve Biodiversity
University of Vienna

Innovation arises through the transfer of research results into practiceValuable research results threaten to gather dust in university libraries if they are not put into practice. While transdisciplinary research seems to become increasingly important in sciences, funding programs and media, there are still many misunderstandings to be clarified.

Newswise: Prestressed Plasters for Old Buildings
Released: 3-Aug-2021 8:30 AM EDT
Prestressed Plasters for Old Buildings
Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology

The technology of stabilizing concrete structures with carbon fiber-reinforced polymers, thus helping them to last longer, was developed decades ago; among others at Empa. Today, researchers in Dübendorf are working on a new variant with prestressed lamellas – with good prospects for practical application.


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