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Released: 2-Dec-2020 11:15 AM EST
Unmet Job Expectations Linked to a Rise in Suicide, Deaths of Despair
University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

The study, published in JAMA Network Open, is the first to link the rise in suicide and drug-poisoning deaths among men without a college degree to declines in working-class jobs.

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Newswise: Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Chair of Radiation Oncology and Associate Vice Chancellor Named President-Elect of the RSNA Board
Released: 2-Dec-2020 10:35 AM EST
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Chair of Radiation Oncology and Associate Vice Chancellor Named President-Elect of the RSNA Board
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

The Radiological Society of North America (RNSA) is an international society of radiologists, medical physicists and other medical professionals across the world, with the mission of promoting excellence in patient care and health care delivery through education, research and technologic innovation. This year, Bruce G. Haffty, MD, associate vice chancellor for cancer programs and chair, radiation oncology at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey has been named president-elect of the society.

Newswise: Internationally-recognized leader in MRI joins Houston Methodist
Released: 2-Dec-2020 10:35 AM EST
Internationally-recognized leader in MRI joins Houston Methodist
Houston Methodist

Diego Martin, M.D., Ph.D., has joined Houston Methodist Hospital as Chair of the Department of Radiology.

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Released: 2-Dec-2020 10:05 AM EST
Science Snapshots from Berkeley Lab
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Berkeley Lab-developed machine learning tool can also calculate the optical properties of a known structure; CUORE experiment in Italy is designed to find theorized process called neutrinoless double-beta decay

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Newswise: Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and RWJBarnabas Health to Present Expansive New Hematology Data at the 62nd ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition
Released: 2-Dec-2020 8:25 AM EST
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and RWJBarnabas Health to Present Expansive New Hematology Data at the 62nd ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

The American Society of Hematology (ASH), is the world’s largest professional society with a focus on the causes and treatment of blood disorders. Experts from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey will be presenting a variety of key hematology data at the 62nd American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting. This includes 22 scheduled presentations, including 10 oral presentations examining several types of blood cancers including leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma.

Newswise: Decorating Semiconductors at the Atomic Scale
Released: 2-Dec-2020 8:05 AM EST
Decorating Semiconductors at the Atomic Scale
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Combining two different semiconductors can create new properties. The way these combinations work depends on how the semiconductors are arranged and contact one another. Researchers have developed a new way to grow semiconductor crystals about 100,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair. This new synthesis method independently controls the arrangements and sizes of the crystals.

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Released: 2-Dec-2020 7:40 AM EST
No country ‘immune’ to COVID-19 economic shock, but Asian nations will bounce back faster
University of Cambridge

Study uses forty years of quarterly data to project a lengthy global recession from COVID-19 – knocking 3% off world GDP by end of next year. The manufacturing bases of China and East Asia are predicted to fare better than most Western economies.

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Newswise: Research reveals how a fungal infection activates inflammation
2-Dec-2020 7:30 AM EST
Research reveals how a fungal infection activates inflammation
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Scientists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have shed light on the mechanisms that underlie how Aspergillus fumigatus activates the inflammasome, with implications for therapeutic development.

Released: 2-Dec-2020 7:25 AM EST
Hackensack Meridian Health Recognized as Best Healthcare System in New Jersey by NJBIZ in its 2020 Reader Rankings
Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive health network, is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by NJBIZ in its 2020 Reader Rankings in several key categories, including the top ranking for Best Healthcare System for the third consecutive year.

2-Dec-2020 7:25 AM EST
Rethinking Race and Kidney Function
Harvard Medical School

Removing race from clinical tools that calculate kidney function could have both advantages and disadvantages for Black patients. Newly diagnosed patients and those whose kidney disease is reclassified as more severe would have greater access to kidney specialists, faster access to the kidney-transplant waitlist. On the flipside, patients reclassified as having more severe kidney disease may become ineligible for heart, diabetes, pain control and cancer medications or may be given lower doses for these drugs. A new kidney function score would also increase the number of Black individuals ineligible to donate a kidney, potentially exacerbating organ shortages for Black people. Researchers caution that clinicians and policy makers must anticipate both the benefits and downsides of changes to the current formula to ensure that Black patients are not disadvantaged, and health disparities are not exacerbated. Scientists say the analysis should motivate researchers and cl

Released: 2-Dec-2020 7:15 AM EST
UNM professor and physician appointed to new endowed professorship
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

Itzhak Nir, MD, named first-ever Elsie P. Barry/Cowboys for Cancer Research Endowed Professor in Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary and Oncology Surgery at The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center. Cowboys for Cancer Research has been a longtime supporter of the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center and is committed to addressing New Mexico’s most important cancer challenges through funding research initiatives and creating endowed professorships.

Released: 2-Dec-2020 7:15 AM EST
Congress Must Act To Fortify Health Care System And Protect Access To Care
American College of Radiology (ACR)

The final 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule fails to avert the potential impact on seniors of payment cuts to more than a million health care providers already reeling from COVID-19’s financial impact. If Congress does not act now to address these changes, the results may be devastating for patients, communities and providers.

Newswise: PNNL Scientists Elected AAAS Fellows
Released: 2-Dec-2020 7:15 AM EST
PNNL Scientists Elected AAAS Fellows
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Two Pacific Northwest National Laboratory researchers, one a world-leading authority on microorganisms and their impact on soil and human health, and the other an expert on coastal ecosystem restoration, have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Newswise: Rutgers Researcher Receives $400K Grant to Reduce Racial Health Disparities in Cancer Care
1-Dec-2020 2:25 PM EST
Rutgers Researcher Receives $400K Grant to Reduce Racial Health Disparities in Cancer Care
Rutgers School of Public Health

Anita Kinney, professor at the Rutgers School of Public Health and associate director for Population Science and Community Outreach at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, is one of ten recipients across the nation of an American Cancer Society and Pfizer community grant of $399,892 to support investigation into reducing racial health disparities in cancer care through precision oncology and immunotherapy.

Released: 1-Dec-2020 7:10 PM EST
American College of Surgeons calls on Congress to prevent CMS Medicare Physician Fee Schedule from taking effect
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

The Medicare Physician Fee Schedule released today by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will harm patients and further destabilize a health care system already under severe strain from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Newswise: Researchers validate theory that neutrinos shape the universe
Released: 1-Dec-2020 6:35 PM EST
Researchers validate theory that neutrinos shape the universe
Missouri University of Science and Technology

The effect that nearly massless, subatomic particles called neutrinos have on the formation of galaxies has long been a cosmological mystery — one that physicists have sought to measure since discovering the particles in 1956.But an international research team has created cosmological simulations that accurately depict the role of neutrinos in the evolution of the universe in a study recently published in The Astrophysical Journal.

Released: 1-Dec-2020 6:05 PM EST
Vitamin D Regulates Calcium in Intestine Differently Than Previously Thought
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

A Rutgers study has discovered that vitamin D regulates calcium in a section of the intestine that previously was thought not to have played a key role. The findings have important implications on how bowel disease, including ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, may disrupt calcium regulation.

1-Dec-2020 5:15 PM EST
Scientists Reverse Age-Related Vision Loss, Eye Damage From Glaucoma in Mice
Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Proof-of-concept study represents first successful attempt to reverse the aging clock in animals through epigenetic reprogramming.

Newswise: UNLV Immunologist on the Differences Between Two Leading COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates
Released: 1-Dec-2020 5:05 PM EST
UNLV Immunologist on the Differences Between Two Leading COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Millions around the world have waited for news about a COVID-19 vaccine, regarding it as the beginning of the end for the global pandemic and a herald for the eventual return to “normal life.” Recent announcements from pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Moderna that their respective late-stage vaccine trials have shown a 90% or better effectiveness rate have received international applause, excitement furthered with estimates that doses could be ready as early as December.

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Released: 1-Dec-2020 4:55 PM EST
Dark Energy Camera Snaps Deepest Photo yet of Galactic Siblings
NSF’s National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory

Images from the Survey of the MAgellanic Stellar History (SMASH) reveal a striking family portrait of our galactic neighbors — the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds. The images represent a portion of the second data release from the deepest, most extensive survey of the Magellanic Clouds. The observations consist of roughly 4 billion measurements of 360 million objects.

Newswise: Why Older Adults Should Shop from Home While the Pandemic is Surging
Released: 1-Dec-2020 4:50 PM EST
Why Older Adults Should Shop from Home While the Pandemic is Surging
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Leslie M. Kantor, professor and chair of the Department of Urban-Global Public Health at the Rutgers School of Public Health, talks about the new data from Public Health England, the country’s national health service, and explains why even the most independent seniors should avoid grocery shopping at this stage of the pandemic and how to use technology and help from family and friends.

Released: 1-Dec-2020 4:05 PM EST
Primary Care in a Pandemic: Spotting Mental Health Needs and More
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

The number of people dealing with mental distress caused by enduring months of pandemic, economic disruption and political turmoil is rising fast. And America’s primary care clinics are the front line for many of those mental health concerns. A new online toolkit aims to help primary care clinics cope with this influx, and draw from the expertise of mental health specialists and researchers.

Released: 1-Dec-2020 3:50 PM EST
New Study Finds Possible Link Between Sight-Threatening Eye Infection and Coronavirus
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

Researchers are warning of a possible link between a rare and devastating eye infection and COVID-19.

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Released: 1-Dec-2020 3:15 PM EST
Preventing Physician Burnout Calls for a “Career-long” Approach
Palo Alto University

Physician wellness interventions vary widely and have yielded mixed results. This model would normalize and validate the full range of emotional reactions to occupational stress, acknowledge the universal emotional challenges and effects of patient care and empower physicians to self-identify distress, seek support and assert their needs individually and as a professional community

Released: 1-Dec-2020 2:55 PM EST
Area burned by severe fire increased 8-fold in western US over past four decades
American Geophysical Union (AGU)

The number of wildfires and the amount of land they consume in the western U.S. has substantially increased since the 1980s, a trend often attributed to ongoing climate change.

Released: 1-Dec-2020 2:45 PM EST
Dana-Farber to present more than 40 research studies at 2020 ASH Annual Meeting
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researchers will present more than 40 research studies at the virtual 62nd American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting on December 5-8, including two studies that were selected for inclusion in the official press program.

Released: 1-Dec-2020 2:40 PM EST
The claim that COVID-19 vaccines will cause more severe disease through antibody-dependent enhancement is not yet supported
Newswise

ADE has not been shown to occur in individuals that received COVID-19 vaccines to date.

Released: 1-Dec-2020 2:35 PM EST
Increasing HPV Vaccine Uptake in Adolescents
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

More than 90 percent of human papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancers could be prevented by widespread uptake of the HPV vaccine. Yet, vaccine use in the United States falls short of public health goals.

Released: 1-Dec-2020 2:30 PM EST
Why people become defensive and how to address it
Flinders University

Defensive behaviours are common responses when people feel personally attacked but can undermine our ability to identify problems and find solutions.

Released: 1-Dec-2020 2:25 PM EST
Children with dyslexia show stronger emotional responses
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Children diagnosed with dyslexia show greater emotional reactivity than children without dyslexia, according to a new collaborative study by UC San Francisco neuroscientists with the UCSF Dyslexia Center and UCSF Memory and Aging Center.

Released: 1-Dec-2020 2:10 PM EST
Three Mount Sinai Ophthalmologists Receive Prestigious Achievement Awards
Mount Sinai Health System

Multiple honors recognize leadership and exemplary scientific and educational contributions

Released: 1-Dec-2020 2:05 PM EST
The Future of Internet Freedom: Policy, Technology, and Emerging Threats
American University

A virtual panel at American University will discuss the future of Internet freedom.

Newswise: Supercomputers Help Model Potential SARS-CoV2 Protease Inhibitors for COVID-19
Released: 1-Dec-2020 1:55 PM EST
Supercomputers Help Model Potential SARS-CoV2 Protease Inhibitors for COVID-19
University of California San Diego

A team of researchers recently created a pharmacophore model and conducted data mining of the database of drugs approved by the U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA) to find potential inhibitors of papain-like protease of SARS-CoV2, one of the main viral proteins responsible for COVID-19.

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Released: 1-Dec-2020 1:55 PM EST
Mechanism of action of chloroquine/ hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 infection
Bentham Science Publishers

The recent serious outbreak of Covid19 has affected (November 13, 2020) 53,796,098 people worldwide, resulting in 37,555,669 recovered, 1,310,250 deaths (Figure 1), and a large number of open cases.

Newswise: Hematologist/Stem Cell Biologist to Direct Hematology and Cellular Therapy at Cedars-Sinai
Released: 1-Dec-2020 1:55 PM EST
Hematologist/Stem Cell Biologist to Direct Hematology and Cellular Therapy at Cedars-Sinai
Cedars-Sinai

Internationally recognized hematologist John P. Chute, MD, has been selected to direct the Division of Hematology and Cellular Therapy in the Department of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Cancer. The physician-scientist also will serve as director of the Center for Myelodysplastic Diseases Research and associate director of the Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute in the Department of Biomedical Sciences.

Released: 1-Dec-2020 1:30 PM EST
Statins can save lives, are they being used?
Mayo Clinic

People who have coronary artery disease, stroke or peripheral artery disease often are prescribed a statin, a cholesterol-lowering drug that reduces the risk of heart attack or stroke.In a recent publication in JAMA Network Open, Mayo Clinic researchers identify trends in statin use across the U.S. among people with these diseases, as well as among those who already had a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA). Their data indicate that only about 60% of patients are getting the recommended therapy.

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Released: 1-Dec-2020 1:10 PM EST
UCLA, UCSF gain FDA approval for prostate cancer imaging technique
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

The University of California’s two nationally ranked medical centers, UCSF and UCLA, and their nuclear medicine teams have obtained approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to offer a new imaging technique for prostate cancer that locates cancer lesions in the pelvic area and other parts of the body to which the tumors have migrated.

Released: 1-Dec-2020 1:00 PM EST
Tackling Ethics Concerns Regarding Use of ‘Carebots’ to Assist Older Adults
North Carolina State University

A new analysis assesses how emerging artificial intelligence technologies can help older adults preserve their autonomy, and addresses ethical concerns that have been raised about the use of AI in so-called “carebots.”


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