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Released: 28-Jul-2021 8:00 AM EDT
MD Anderson and Blueprint Medicines Announce Strategic Collaboration to Accelerate BLU-222 Development
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

MD Anderson and Blueprint Medicines announced a three-year strategic collaboration to accelerate the development of BLU-222, an investigational targeted therapy against CDK2.

Released: 28-Jul-2021 7:00 AM EDT
Phillips School of Nursing Awarded $1.8 Million Nursing Workforce Diversity Grant
Mount Sinai Health System

The Phillips School of Nursing at Mount Sinai Beth Israel (PSON) has been awarded more than $1.8 million over four years from the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) to build on the school’s efforts in recruiting a diverse group of students and further creating an equitable environment. The grant is made possible through the Nursing Workforce Diversity Program, which helps to recruit, support, retain, and graduate nursing students from disadvantaged backgrounds including racial and ethnic minorities underrepresented in nursing.

Newswise: Imaging Method Predicts How Well Stem Cells Can Differentiate Into Cardiac Muscle Cells
27-Jul-2021 4:55 PM EDT
Imaging Method Predicts How Well Stem Cells Can Differentiate Into Cardiac Muscle Cells
Morgridge Institute for Research

Morgridge researchers developed an imaging technique that can predict the efficiency of cardiac muscle cell differentiation from stem cells as a method of quality control for potential regenerative therapies.

27-Jul-2021 2:35 PM EDT
Heart Cell Protein Could Lead to New Treatments for Heart Failure and Recovery
University of Utah Health

A protein that helps regulate calcium signaling within heart cells could play a key role in preventing chronic heart failure, according to an international study led by University of Utah Health scientists. T The finding suggests that drugs and other therapeutic treatments targeting this protein could eventually help alleviate heart failure.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 11:25 PM EDT
What Organizations Get Wrong About Interruptions at Work
University of Illinois Chicago

It comes as no surprise that being interrupted at work by other people can have negative effects, like lowered productivity. But a study shows an upside to these interruptions at work: increased feelings of belonging.

Newswise: Earth’s Vital Signs Worsen Amid Business-as-Usual Climate Policy
27-Jul-2021 9:30 AM EDT
Earth’s Vital Signs Worsen Amid Business-as-Usual Climate Policy
University of Sydney

Twenty months after more than 11,000 scientists declared a global climate emergency, establishing a set of benchmarks for the planet’s health, an international coalition says its update on those vital signs “largely reflect the consequences of an unrelenting ‘business as usual’ approach to climate change policy”.

Newswise: International Collaboration Helps Refine Treatment for Childhood Leukemia
Released: 27-Jul-2021 6:05 PM EDT
International Collaboration Helps Refine Treatment for Childhood Leukemia
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Results from a large phase 3 noninferiority clinical trial definitively showed that vincristine and dexamethasone pulses can be eliminated in patients with low-risk disease. The findings were published today in The Lancet Oncology.

21-Jul-2021 4:05 PM EDT
20-Year Mayo Clinic Study Suggests Return to Play Is Manageable for Athletes with Most Genetic Heart Diseases
Mayo Clinic

Receiving the diagnosis of a genetic heart disease such as long QT syndrome, which can cause sudden cardiac death, has long been a game-ender for young athletes. But a 20-year study at Mayo Clinic following such athletes who were allowed to return to play suggests that the risks can be managed through a shared decision-making process. The retrospective study findings will be presented at the annual meeting of the Heart Rhythm Society on Tuesday, July 27, and simultaneously published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Newswise: Connect Chicago Initiative Expands Community COVID-19 Testing
Released: 27-Jul-2021 4:45 PM EDT
Connect Chicago Initiative Expands Community COVID-19 Testing
Rush University Medical Center

As COVID-19 cases rise in the U.S., Connect Chicago — new initiative between the Chicago Department of Public Health, Rush University Medical Center, and Esperanza Health Centers — is aiming to redouble testing efforts in Chicago communities that need it most.

Newswise: EIC Center at Jefferson Lab Announces Research Awards
Released: 27-Jul-2021 4:35 PM EDT
EIC Center at Jefferson Lab Announces Research Awards
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

The Electron-Ion Collider Center at the Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (EIC Center at Jefferson Lab) has announced the winners of six international fellowships to help advance the science program of the Electron-Ion Collider (EIC).

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Newswise: Heated Chemotherapy Can Help Some Children with Cancer
Released: 27-Jul-2021 3:55 PM EDT
Heated Chemotherapy Can Help Some Children with Cancer
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Known as HIPEC, the therapy has been available for adults for years at Michigan Medicine. Now it’s an option for kids here, too.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 3:50 PM EDT
Many Parents Still Believe Boys Are Better, More Competitive at Sports Than Girls
University of Michigan

Female Olympian handballers fined for playing in shorts instead of bikini bottoms. A female Paralympian told by a championship official that her shorts were "too short and inappropriate." Olympic women gymnasts, tired of feeling sexualized, opted for full-length unitards instead of bikini-cut leotards.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 3:45 PM EDT
Financial Barriers Fell for Some Cancer Survivors After Affordable Care Act
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Younger cancer survivors — those between ages 18 and 64 — faced fewer financial barriers to health care after the Affordable Care Act was implemented than they did before the landmark law took effect, University of Michigan researchers found.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 3:40 PM EDT
FSU Researchers Discover Pine Sap-Based Plastic, a Potential Change for Future of Sustainable Materials
Florida State University

Over the past 100 years, plastics and polymers have changed the way the world operates, from airplanes and automobiles to computers and cell phones — nearly all of which are composed of fossil fuel-based compounds. A Florida State University research team’s discovery of a new plastic derived from pine sap has the potential to be a gamechanger for new sustainable materials.

Newswise: How Argonne Research Is Illuminating How Energy Costs Vary Nationwide
Released: 27-Jul-2021 3:30 PM EDT
How Argonne Research Is Illuminating How Energy Costs Vary Nationwide
Argonne National Laboratory

Research at Argonne National Laboratory is helping to illuminate how energy costs vary throughout the United States.

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Newswise: Possible Future for Western Wildfires: Decade-Long Burst, Followed by Gradual Decline
Released: 27-Jul-2021 2:40 PM EDT
Possible Future for Western Wildfires: Decade-Long Burst, Followed by Gradual Decline
University of Washington

A model of the eastern California forests of the Sierra Nevada looks at the longer-term future of wildfires under future climate change scenarios. Results show an initial roughly decade-long burst of wildfire activity, followed by recurring fires of decreasing area — a pattern that could apply to other drought-prone regions of the West.

Newswise: Structural Racism and Inequitable Pediatric Diabetes Care
Released: 27-Jul-2021 2:25 PM EDT
Structural Racism and Inequitable Pediatric Diabetes Care
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Data show racial disparities in type 1 diabetes treatment and outcomes in non-Hispanic Black (NHB) children in the US. NHB children are less likely to be treated with diabetes technology, have poorer glycemic control and higher rates of diabetes complications and diabetes-related mortality than non-Hispanic white children. There is much to be done to ensure equitable care, but as yet, structural racism has not been a focus.

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Released: 27-Jul-2021 2:05 PM EDT
Department of Energy Announces $9.35 Million for Research on High Energy Density Plasmas
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Today, the Department of Energy’s Office of Science (SC) and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) announced $9.35 million for 21 research projects in High-Energy Density Laboratory Plasmas (HEDLP).

Newswise: Mercy Medical Center Recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals 2021-2022” Edition
Released: 27-Jul-2021 1:40 PM EDT
Mercy Medical Center Recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals 2021-2022” Edition
Mercy Medical Center

Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD, has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” rankings for 2021-2022. Mercy was rated as High Performing in Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Back Surgery (Spinal Fusion) and Colon Cancer Surgery.

Newswise: California State University to Implement COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Fall 2021 Term
Released: 27-Jul-2021 1:35 PM EDT
California State University to Implement COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Fall 2021 Term
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

California State University to Implement COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Fall 2021 Term

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Released: 27-Jul-2021 1:35 PM EDT
Advanced Practice Nurse and Philosopher Mark Lazenby Named Dean of UCI Nursing School
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., July 27, 2021 – Mark Lazenby, advanced practice nurse and philosopher, has been appointed dean of the Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing at the University of California, Irvine, following a nationwide search. He will assume his new role on Jan. 1, 2022. Lazenby is currently a professor of nursing and associate dean for faculty and student affairs in the School of Nursing at the University of Connecticut, where he’s also an affiliate professor of philosophy.

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Released: 27-Jul-2021 1:10 PM EDT
'Talking Drum' Shown to Accurately Mimic Speech Patterns of West African Language
Frontiers

Musicians such as Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton are considered virtuosos, guitarists who could make their instruments sing.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 1:05 PM EDT
妙佑医疗国际被《美国新闻与世界报道》评为全美排名第一的医院
Mayo Clinic

妙佑医疗国际(Mayo Clinic) 在《美国新闻与世界报道》(U.S. News & World Report)2021-2022年度“最佳医院”排名中连续第六年再次被评为全美第一的“最佳医院”。

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Released: 27-Jul-2021 1:00 PM EDT
Lower-Wealth Volunteers Experience Greater Health Gains From Volunteering Than Wealthier Volunteers
Elsevier

Formal volunteering in later life is beneficial for both physical and psychological well-being.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 12:55 PM EDT
تحتل مايو كلينك على المرتبة الأولى بين المستشفيات على مستوى الولايات المتحدة بحسب تصنيف شبكة يو إس نيوز آند وورلد ريبورت
Mayo Clinic

مدينة روتشستر، ولاية مينيسوتا. — احتلت مايو كلينك مرة أخرى المرتبة الأولى بين المستشفيات في تصنيف "أفضل مستشفى" على صعيد الولايات المتحدة بحسب تصنيف شبكة يو إس نيوز آند وورلد ريبورت حول "أفضل المستشفيات" 2021-2022، للعام السادس على التوالي.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 12:55 PM EDT
Behind the COVID-19 Diagnostic for Testing Hundreds of People at a Time
The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation

Hertz Fellow Cameron Myhrvold and colleagues are advancing research that started long before the pandemic.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 12:50 PM EDT
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Ranked #1 Nationally for Ear, Nose, and Throat Care by U.S. News & World Report
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) has been recognized as the number one center for ear, nose, and throat care by U.S. News & World Report in its annual Best Hospitals listing. MSK has been consistently ranked among the top two cancer centers in the country for over 30 years.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 12:50 PM EDT
Wisconsin Bioethics Project Chronicles Pregnancy, Substance Use Disorder and the Law
Morgridge Institute for Research

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is embarking on a massive research project to shed light on early child development, including the health and developmental implications of opioid use during pregnancy. The very first task is to ensure the study — the HEALthy Brain and Child Development study (HBCD) — is on solid legal and ethical ground.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 12:45 PM EDT
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Recognized as One of the Best Hospitals for Cancer Care by U.S. News & World Report for the 32nd Year in a Row; Ranked #1 Nationally for Ear, Nose, and Throat Care
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) has been recognized as the number two hospital for cancer care in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in its annual Best Hospitals listing. Since these prestigious rankings were established more than 30 years ago, MSK has consistently ranked among the top two cancer hospitals in the country.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 12:35 PM EDT
T cell response not critical for immune memory to SARS-CoV-2 or recovery from COVID-19
American Society for Microbiology (ASM)

New research conducted in monkeys reveals that T cells are not critical for the recovery of primates from acute COVID-19 infections.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 12:25 PM EDT
High Percentage of Positive Portrayals of Vaping on TikTok
BMJ

Positive portrayals of e-cigarettes and vaping are freely available without any age restrictions on TikTok--the video sharing platform--and have been viewed many times, finds research published online in the journal Tobacco Control.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 12:15 PM EDT
Leader Effectiveness May Depend on Emotional Expression
University of California, Riverside

Women leaders must often battle sexist stereotypes that label them “too emotional” for effective leadership.

Newswise: Cedars-Sinai Ranked #6 Nationally in U.S. News & World Report
Released: 27-Jul-2021 12:10 PM EDT
Cedars-Sinai Ranked #6 Nationally in U.S. News & World Report
Cedars-Sinai

Cedars-Sinai once again has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best hospitals in the nation. The medical center ranked #6 nationally in the magazine's "Best Hospitals 2021-22" analysis, exceeding its rank from last year among a select group of 20 Honor Roll hospitals.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 12:05 PM EDT
Government Law Center Releases New Explainer on NY Redistricting
Albany Law School

The Government Law Center at Albany Law School has just released its latest explainer to help attorneys, politicians, and the public at large understand the complexities of New York’s redistricting process.

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Newswise: Rutgers Names Associate Vice Chancellor for Clinical Innovation and Data Analytics
Released: 27-Jul-2021 11:50 AM EDT
Rutgers Names Associate Vice Chancellor for Clinical Innovation and Data Analytics
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences’ Office of Clinical and Health Affairs has appointed Andrew M. Evens, professor of medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, associate director of clinical services for Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and medical director of the oncology service line at RWJBarnabas Health as associate vice chancellor for Clinical Innovation and Data Analytics, a new initiative harnessing evidence-based practices and artificial intelligence to identify patient needs, enhance clinical innovation and improve health outcomes.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 11:45 AM EDT
mRNA Vaccinations vs COVID-19 Risk in Teens – Vaccinations are Safer
Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University researchers have demonstrated that the risk for myocarditis/pericarditis (heart inflammation) among male teens (12-17) diagnosed with COVID-19 is nearly 6 times higher than their combined risk following first and second doses of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccination. The risk for myocarditis/pericarditis among girls (ages 12-17) is 21 times greater from COVID-19 than from vaccines.

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Newswise: Berkeley Lab Optical Innovation Could Calm the Jitters of High-Power Lasers
Released: 27-Jul-2021 11:00 AM EDT
Berkeley Lab Optical Innovation Could Calm the Jitters of High-Power Lasers
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

The Berkeley Lab Laser Accelerator (BELLA) Center at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed and tested an innovative optical system to precisely measure and control the position and pointing angle of high-power laser beams with unprecedented accuracy – without interrupting or disturbing the beams. The new system will help users throughout the sciences get the most out of high-power lasers.


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