Latest News

Filters close
Released: 19-Jan-2021 3:05 AM EST
Alzheimer's microbe hypothesis gets major NIH funding
MCI 911

After years of paltry funding, research on the possible role of microbes in the causation of Alzheimer's disease will now get a major infusion of grants from the NIH's National Institute on Aging

Newswise: Lockdown affords Aussie tennis players a unique advantage
Released: 18-Jan-2021 10:05 PM EST
Lockdown affords Aussie tennis players a unique advantage
University of South Australia

Australian-based tennis players may have a once-in-a-lifetime court advantage at the 2021 Australian Open as many of their international counterparts endure lockdown restrictions in Melbourne hotels.

Newswise: NUS engineers create ‘smart’ aerogel that turns air into drinking water
Released: 18-Jan-2021 10:05 PM EST
NUS engineers create ‘smart’ aerogel that turns air into drinking water
National University of Singapore

Researchers from NUS Engineering have developed a new aerogel that autonomously absorbs water from the atmosphere and then releases it effortlessly without any external power source. This invention is a promising solution for sustainable, freshwater production.

access_time Embargo lifts in 2 days
Embargo will expire: 21-Jan-2021 12:00 AM EST Released to reporters: 18-Jan-2021 8:05 PM EST

A reporter's PressPass is required to access this story until the embargo expires on 21-Jan-2021 12:00 AM EST The Newswise PressPass gives verified journalists access to embargoed stories. Please log in to complete a presspass application. If you have not yet registered, please Register. When you fill out the registration form, please identify yourself as a reporter in order to advance to the presspass application form.

Newswise: World's first test to accurately predict depression and bipolar disorder
Released: 18-Jan-2021 7:05 PM EST
World's first test to accurately predict depression and bipolar disorder
University of South Australia

University of South Australia scientists have developed the world’s first test to accurately predict mood disorders in people, based on the levels of a specific protein found in the brain.

Released: 18-Jan-2021 5:05 PM EST
FLCCC Alliance issues public response to new NIH recommendation on the use of ivermectin
Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC Alliance)

The Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC) has issued a public response to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) regarding the NIH COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines Panel’s “neither for nor against” recommendation for the use of ivermectin in the treatment of COVID-19.

Newswise: Hackensack Meridian Health Honors the Life & Legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Released: 18-Jan-2021 4:05 PM EST
Hackensack Meridian Health Honors the Life & Legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Hackensack Meridian Health

New Jersey’s Largest Health Network Hosts Virtual Symposium to Inspire Action and Change, Announce Diversity and Inclusion Strategies for 2021; Part of Year-Round Effort to Close Disparities and Inequality in Health Care

Newswise: Researchers use lasers and molecular tethers to create perfectly patterned platforms for tissue engineering
15-Jan-2021 2:45 PM EST
Researchers use lasers and molecular tethers to create perfectly patterned platforms for tissue engineering
University of Washington

University of Washington researchers developed a technique to modify naturally occurring biological polymers with protein-based biochemical messages to affect cell behavior. Their approach uses near-infrared lasers to trigger chemical adhesion of proteins to scaffolds made from biological polymers like collagen.

Newswise: Automakers delay recalls to minimize stock penalties, avoid being the first safety issue in news cycle, study shows
Released: 18-Jan-2021 2:55 PM EST
Automakers delay recalls to minimize stock penalties, avoid being the first safety issue in news cycle, study shows
University of Notre Dame

An initial recall by one firm prompts clusters of additional recalls in close proximity by competitor firms, according to “Hiding in the Herd: The Product Recall Clustering Phenomenon,” forthcoming in Manufacturing and Service Operations Management from the University of Notre Dame.

Newswise: E-cigarettes Stress Lungs, Impair Protein Function
Released: 18-Jan-2021 2:00 PM EST
E-cigarettes Stress Lungs, Impair Protein Function
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

E-cigarette exposure stresses and inflames the lungs of rats, compromising important quality control proteins, according to new research.

access_time Embargo lifts in 2 days
Embargo will expire: 20-Jan-2021 12:05 AM EST Released to reporters: 18-Jan-2021 1:40 PM EST

A reporter's PressPass is required to access this story until the embargo expires on 20-Jan-2021 12:05 AM EST The Newswise PressPass gives verified journalists access to embargoed stories. Please log in to complete a presspass application. If you have not yet registered, please Register. When you fill out the registration form, please identify yourself as a reporter in order to advance to the presspass application form.

Newswise: UCLA Fielding School of Public Health Researchers Say Mask Mandates Could add $1 Trillion to the U.S. GDP
Released: 18-Jan-2021 12:05 PM EST
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health Researchers Say Mask Mandates Could add $1 Trillion to the U.S. GDP
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

The team, including UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professors Anne Rimoin and Christina Ramirez, found that near-universal adoption of nonmedical masks in public, combined with complementary public health measures, could successfully eliminate spread of the infection. and add $1 Trillion to the U.S. GDP.

Newswise: UCLA Researcher’s Team Finds Common Blood Pressure Medications do not Increase COVID-19 Risk
Released: 18-Jan-2021 12:05 PM EST
UCLA Researcher’s Team Finds Common Blood Pressure Medications do not Increase COVID-19 Risk
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

Dr. Marc Suchard, of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, co-led international research team looking at two widely used types of blood pressure drugs.

Newswise: X-ray scientist elected member of International Centre for Diffraction Data
Released: 18-Jan-2021 11:55 AM EST
X-ray scientist elected member of International Centre for Diffraction Data
Penn State Materials Research Institute

Nichole Wonderling, X-ray scattering manager with Penn State’s Materials Research Institute (MRI), becomes one of approximately 300 scientists from around the world who are members of the International Centre for Diffraction Data.

Newswise: Scientists Streamline Process for Controlling Spin Dynamics
Released: 18-Jan-2021 11:50 AM EST
Scientists Streamline Process for Controlling Spin Dynamics
Brookhaven National Laboratory

UPTON, NY—Marking a major achievement in the field of spintronics, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and Yale University have demonstrated the ability to control spin dynamics in magnetic materials by altering their thickness. The study, published today in Nature Materials, could lead to smaller, more energy-efficient electronic devices.

Newswise: itcz_goes11_lrg-768x346.jpg
Released: 18-Jan-2021 11:45 AM EST
UCI researchers: Climate change will alter the position of the Earth’s tropical rain belt
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., Jan. 18, 2021 — Future climate change will cause a regionally uneven shifting of the tropical rain belt – a narrow band of heavy precipitation near the equator – according to researchers at the University of California, Irvine and other institutions. This development may threaten food security for billions of people.

Released: 18-Jan-2021 11:05 AM EST
Nurse Anesthetists Among Most Utilized Healthcare Providers, According to CMS
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

A new report from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services provides data that indicate Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) are among the most utilized healthcare providers in the nation.

Newswise: New computational tool reliably differentiates between cancer and normal cells from single-cell RNA-sequencing data
15-Jan-2021 3:50 PM EST
New computational tool reliably differentiates between cancer and normal cells from single-cell RNA-sequencing data
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

MD Anderson researchers have developed a new computational tool to accurately differentiate between cancer cells and normal cells when analyzing large single-cell RNA-sequencing data.

Newswise:Video Embedded new-discovery-in-breast-cancer-treatment
VIDEO
15-Jan-2021 7:00 PM EST
New discovery in breast cancer treatment
University of Adelaide

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have found new evidence about the positive role of androgens in breast cancer treatment with immediate implications for women with estrogen receptor-driven metastatic disease.

Newswise: A ‘super-puff’ planet like no other
14-Jan-2021 12:50 PM EST
A ‘super-puff’ planet like no other
Universite de Montreal

A Canadian-led team of astronomers discovers that the core mass of exoplanet WASP-107b is much lower than previously thought possible for a gas-giant planet.

Released: 18-Jan-2021 10:45 AM EST
Mount Sinai Researchers Build Models Using Machine Learning Technique to Enhance Predictions of COVID-19 Outcomes
Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai researchers have published one of the first studies using federated learning to examine electronic health records to better predict how COVID-19 patients will progress.

access_time Embargo lifts in 2 days
Embargo will expire: 21-Jan-2021 12:05 AM EST Released to reporters: 18-Jan-2021 9:00 AM EST

A reporter's PressPass is required to access this story until the embargo expires on 21-Jan-2021 12:05 AM EST The Newswise PressPass gives verified journalists access to embargoed stories. Please log in to complete a presspass application. If you have not yet registered, please Register. When you fill out the registration form, please identify yourself as a reporter in order to advance to the presspass application form.

Newswise: Chula Launched Thailand’s Reputation Awards by Presenting 14 Accolades to the Nation’s Leading Companies
Released: 18-Jan-2021 8:55 AM EST
Chula Launched Thailand’s Reputation Awards by Presenting 14 Accolades to the Nation’s Leading Companies
Chulalongkorn University

Chula launched their first award project, Thailand’s Reputation Awards, with the presentation of 14 awards to reputable corporates of Thailand, driving social development, supporting the creation of sustainable business models and competition, and building on academic knowledge.

Newswise: RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers School of Public Health Lead Pledge Declaring that Racism is a Public Health Crisis
Released: 18-Jan-2021 7:55 AM EST
RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers School of Public Health Lead Pledge Declaring that Racism is a Public Health Crisis
Rutgers School of Public Health

In recognition of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and 402 years of racism in the country, RWJBarnabas Health and the Rutgers School of Public Health join others around the nation to declare that racism is a public health crisis and that Black Lives Matter.

Newswise:Video Embedded pregnant-women-should-consider-taking-the-covid-19-vaccine
VIDEO
Released: 18-Jan-2021 7:50 AM EST
Pregnant women should consider taking the COVID-19 vaccine.
University of Washington School of Medicine

f pregnant individuals catch COVID they will generally get sicker than non-pregnant individuals. They also more commonly end up on ECMO [heart-lung support], in the ICU or on ventilators.

Newswise: Argonne’s Robert Ross earns prestigious DOE award
Released: 18-Jan-2021 7:45 AM EST
Argonne’s Robert Ross earns prestigious DOE award
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne’s Robert Ross receives the DOE’s prestigious Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award for seminal contributions in high-performance computing.

Newswise: Have allergies? Worried about COVID-19 vaccine? Don’t be.
Released: 18-Jan-2021 7:40 AM EST
Have allergies? Worried about COVID-19 vaccine? Don’t be.
UW Medicine

Even people who have experienced severe allergic reactions to food, latex, pets, pollen, or bee stings should get the coronavirus vaccine, UW Medicine allergy and infectious disease experts say.

Newswise: Argonne’s Rick Stevens named ACM Fellow
Released: 18-Jan-2021 7:40 AM EST
Argonne’s Rick Stevens named ACM Fellow
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne’s Rick Stevens was recently named a Fellow of the of the Association of Computer Machinery (ACM) for his continuing contributions to high-performance computing.

Newswise: Many Parents Say Teens With Anxiety, Depression May Benefit from Peer Confidants at School
12-Jan-2021 2:30 PM EST
Many Parents Say Teens With Anxiety, Depression May Benefit from Peer Confidants at School
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Three-quarters of parents in a new national poll think peers better understand teen challenges, compared to teachers or counselors in the school.

Newswise: Vermont’s BIPOC drivers are most likely to have a run-in with police, study shows
15-Jan-2021 2:05 PM EST
Vermont’s BIPOC drivers are most likely to have a run-in with police, study shows
University of Vermont

Examining more than 800,000 police stops in Vermont between 2014 to 2019, researchers confirm that Vermont authorities stop, ticket, arrest and search Black drivers at a rate far beyond their share of the state's total driving population.

Newswise: Changing Diets — Not Lower Physical Activity or Infectious Disease Burden — May Best Explain Global Childhood Obesity Crisis
13-Jan-2021 3:35 PM EST
Changing Diets — Not Lower Physical Activity or Infectious Disease Burden — May Best Explain Global Childhood Obesity Crisis
Baylor University

Variation in consumption of market-acquired foods outside of the traditional diet — but not in total number of calories burned daily — is reliably related to indigenous Amazonian children’s body fat, according to a Baylor University study that offers insight into the global obesity epidemic.

Released: 15-Jan-2021 5:40 PM EST
Research Links Social Isolation to COVID-19 Protocol Resistance
Humboldt State University

As health officials continue to implore the public to wear masks and practice social distancing, recent research by Humboldt State University Psychology Professor Amber Gaffney provides key insights into connections between social isolation, conspiratorial thinking, and resistance to COVID-19 protocols.

Newswise: Rapid blood test identifies COVID-19 patients at high risk of severe disease
Released: 15-Jan-2021 5:35 PM EST
Rapid blood test identifies COVID-19 patients at high risk of severe disease
Washington University in St. Louis

Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown that a relatively simple and rapid blood test can predict which patients with COVID-19 are at highest risk of severe complications or death. The blood test measures levels of mitochondrial DNA, which normally resides inside the energy factories of cells. Mitochondrial DNA spilling out of cells and into the bloodstream is a sign that a particular type of violent cell death is taking place in the body.

Released: 15-Jan-2021 5:30 PM EST
GW’s Program on Extremism Tracking Criminal Cases Linked to the Attack on Capitol Hill
George Washington University

The George Washington University Program on Extremism has launched a project that is tracking individuals charged with crimes related to the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

access_time Embargo lifts in 2 days
Embargo will expire: 20-Jan-2021 4:00 PM EST Released to reporters: 15-Jan-2021 5:00 PM EST

A reporter's PressPass is required to access this story until the embargo expires on 20-Jan-2021 4:00 PM EST The Newswise PressPass gives verified journalists access to embargoed stories. Please log in to complete a presspass application. If you have not yet registered, please Register. When you fill out the registration form, please identify yourself as a reporter in order to advance to the presspass application form.

Released: 15-Jan-2021 4:40 PM EST
Drug-Induced Liver Injury, Translational microRNA Biomarkers, and More Featured in January 2021 Toxicological Sciences
Society of Toxicology

in the January 2021 issue, Toxicological Sciences offers an engaging slate of research in toxicology, from endocrine toxicology and biomarkers to genetic and epigenetic toxicology and mixtures toxicology.

Newswise: Southwestern Health Resources Accountable Care Network Listed No. 1 in U.S. for Medicare Savings for Third Straight Year
Released: 15-Jan-2021 4:05 PM EST
Southwestern Health Resources Accountable Care Network Listed No. 1 in U.S. for Medicare Savings for Third Straight Year
UT Southwestern Medical Center

DALLAS – January 15, 2021 – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that the Southwestern Health Resources Accountable Care Network (SWHR) saved more than $52 million in 2019. These generated savings place it at the top of organizations participating in the CMS Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model. SWHR has saved nearly $120 million since joining the Next Generation program in 2017.

Newswise: Conductive nature in crystal structures revealed at magnification of 10 million times
Released: 15-Jan-2021 3:05 PM EST
Conductive nature in crystal structures revealed at magnification of 10 million times
University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering

In groundbreaking materials research, a team led by University of Minnesota Professor K. Andre Mkhoyan has made a discovery that blends the best of two sought-after qualities for touchscreens and smart windows—transparency and conductivity.

Released: 15-Jan-2021 2:55 PM EST
COVID-19 deaths really are different. But best practices for ICU care should still apply, studies suggest.
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

COVID-19 deaths are indeed different from other lung failure deaths, according to two recent studies, with 56% of COVID-19 patients dying primarily from the lung damage caused by the virus, compared with 22% of those whose lungs fail due to other causes. But, the researchers conclude, the kind of care needed to help sustain people through the worst cases of all forms of lung failure is highly similar, and just needs to be fine-tuned.

Released: 15-Jan-2021 2:50 PM EST
45% of adults over 65 lack online medical accounts that could help them sign up for COVID-19 vaccinations
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

As the vaccination of older adults against COVID-19 begins across the country, new poll data suggests that many of them don’t yet have access to the “patient portal” online systems that could make it much easier for them to schedule a vaccination appointment. In all, 45% of adults aged 65 to 80 had not set up an account with their health provider’s portal system.

access_time Embargo lifts in 2 days
Embargo will expire: 20-Jan-2021 4:00 PM EST Released to reporters: 15-Jan-2021 2:50 PM EST

A reporter's PressPass is required to access this story until the embargo expires on 20-Jan-2021 4:00 PM EST The Newswise PressPass gives verified journalists access to embargoed stories. Please log in to complete a presspass application. If you have not yet registered, please Register. When you fill out the registration form, please identify yourself as a reporter in order to advance to the presspass application form.

Newswise: Kenneth Altshuler, M.D., Who Led UT Southwestern Department of Psychiatry For 23 Years, Dies At 91
Released: 15-Jan-2021 2:00 PM EST
Kenneth Altshuler, M.D., Who Led UT Southwestern Department of Psychiatry For 23 Years, Dies At 91
UT Southwestern Medical Center

DALLAS – Jan. 15, 2021 – Kenneth Altshuler, M.D., a professor emeritus and longtime chair of psychiatry at UT Southwestern who helped to advance mental health causes in Dallas, died Jan. 6. He was 91.

14-Jan-2021 11:05 AM EST
Social exclusion, career limitations hinder LGBTQ STEM professionals
University of Michigan

LGBTQ professionals' pride in their science, technology, engineering, and math work is not reciprocated, say researchers.


Showing results

150 of 241491

close
1.01258