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Newswise: Smilodon's sabre teeth
Released: 8-Dec-2022 8:00 PM EST
Smilodon's sabre teeth
University of Liege

A team of researchers led by Narimane Chatar, a doctoral student at the EDDyLab of the University of Liège (Belgium), has tested the biting efficiency of Smilodon, an extinct species of carnivore close to the extant felines.

Newswise: Calmness and the common good, anyone? Mindfulness can help deal with challenges in working life
Released: 8-Dec-2022 7:55 PM EST
Calmness and the common good, anyone? Mindfulness can help deal with challenges in working life
University of Vaasa

At work, mindfulness, ’present-moment awareness’, benefits not only the individual but the whole work community, comes up in Laura Urrila’s doctoral dissertation in human resource management.

Newswise: Your dog’s behavior is a product of their genes
Released: 8-Dec-2022 7:45 PM EST
Your dog’s behavior is a product of their genes
Cell Press

From the excitable sheep dog to the aloof Shiba Inu, and all breeds in between, dogs have unique and diverse behavioral traits.

Newswise: How the ‘hell planet’ got so hot
Released: 8-Dec-2022 7:40 PM EST
How the ‘hell planet’ got so hot
Simons Foundation

New research sheds light on how the “hell planet” got so devilishly hot and how other worlds might become too toasty for life.

Released: 8-Dec-2022 7:35 PM EST
Palaeontology: No supersonic boom for dinosaur tails
Scientific Reports

Diplodocids – large herbivorous dinosaurs with long necks and tails – may have been able to move their tails like bullwhips at speeds of up to 33 metres per second (more than 100 kilometres per hour), according to a modelling study published in Scientific Reports.

Released: 8-Dec-2022 7:25 PM EST
One-minute bursts of activity during daily tasks could prolong your life, finds study
University of Sydney

In good news for those who don’t like playing sport or going to the gym, new research finds just three to four one-minute bursts of huffing and puffing during daily tasks is associated with large reductions in the risk of premature death, particularly from cardiovascular disease.

Newswise: Bringing the field to students with ‘Virtual Field Geology’
Released: 8-Dec-2022 7:15 PM EST
Bringing the field to students with ‘Virtual Field Geology’
University of Washington

The Virtual Field Geology project has many goals: to make geology field experiences accessible to more people; to document geological field sites that may be at risk from erosion or development, to offer virtual “dry run” experiences and to allow scientific collaborators to do virtual visits to a field site together. While the pandemic brought new urgency to the project, its developers believe it’s part of a “new normal” for geology research and education.

Newswise: The messy death of a star
Released: 8-Dec-2022 7:10 PM EST
The messy death of a star
Macquarie University

Around 2500 years ago, a star ejected most of its gas, forming the beautiful Southern Ring Nebula, NGC 3132, chosen as one of the first five image packages from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).

Newswise: Polarization after COVID-19: Global study published in Nature reveals that the unvaccinated face prejudice in most countries
Released: 8-Dec-2022 7:00 PM EST
Polarization after COVID-19: Global study published in Nature reveals that the unvaccinated face prejudice in most countries
Aarhus University

Across all inhabited continents of the world, people show prejudice and discriminatory attitudes towards individuals not vaccinated against COVID-19.

Released: 8-Dec-2022 6:50 PM EST
Developmental Lung Cell Atlas uncovers 144 cell states
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

The developing human lung has been mapped in unprecedented detail, identifying 144 cell states in the early stages of life, and uncovering new links between developmental cells and lung cancer.

Released: 8-Dec-2022 6:40 PM EST
New Consensus Statement on Management of Thyroid Eye Disease Published by American Thyroid Association and European Thyroid Association
American Thyroid Association

The consensus statement was developed by a panel of global experts and is prepared as a clinical resource for endocrinologists.

Newswise: Salisbury University Academic Centers Help First-Year Students Bridge COVID-19 Education Gap
Released: 8-Dec-2022 5:55 PM EST
Salisbury University Academic Centers Help First-Year Students Bridge COVID-19 Education Gap
Salisbury University

Study after study has shown that many of today’s first-year college students are woefully unprepared for university-level classes due to what many are calling the “COVID-19 gap.” At Salisbury University, support systems already in place have helped mitigate some of those negative impacts.

Released: 8-Dec-2022 5:45 PM EST
Microbial miners could help humans colonize the moon and Mars
University of California, Irvine

The biochemical process by which cyanobacteria acquire nutrients from rocks in Chile’s Atacama Desert has inspired engineers at the University of California, Irvine to think of new ways microbes might help humans build colonies on the moon and Mars.

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Released: 8-Dec-2022 4:05 PM EST
Electric car sales drive toward cleaner air, less mortality
Cornell University

Electric cars – and their continued sales growth – are expected to have a greener, cleaner influence on air pollution and reduce human mortality in most, if not all, U.S. metropolitan areas, according to Cornell University research published in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews.

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Released: 8-Dec-2022 3:20 PM EST
FSU research links common sweetener with anxiety
Florida State University

Florida State University College of Medicine researchers have linked aspartame, an artificial sweetener found in nearly 5,000 diet foods and drinks, to anxiety-like behavior in mice. Along with producing anxiety in the mice who consumed aspartame, the effects extended up to two generations from the males exposed to the sweetener.

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Released: 8-Dec-2022 2:15 PM EST
Black patients more likely to get emergency colorectal cancer surgery
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

In an analysis of hospitals across the state of Michigan, University of Michigan researchers found that Black patients were more likely to undergo emergency surgery for colorectal cancer than other races and ethnicities. Emergency surgery was associated with a higher rate of complications, including death.

Released: 8-Dec-2022 2:10 PM EST
Student Loan Forgiveness on Ice: Insights for Borrowers
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Accounting lecturer and tax expert Samuel Handwerger at the University of Maryland examines the Biden Administration’s stalled student loan forgiveness program and gives advice for borrowers for the latest repayment pause period.

   
Released: 8-Dec-2022 2:05 PM EST
New findings on how to avert excessive weight loss from COVID-19
Karolinska Institute

Losing too much weight when infected with COVID-19 has been linked to worse outcomes.

Released: 8-Dec-2022 1:55 PM EST
New STAT1-us quo? Novel STAT1 variants cause MSMD
Tokyo Medical and Dental University

Usually, the scariest part of childhood vaccination, for both kids and parents, is the needles. In rare cases, however, vaccines can have unexpectedly negative effects, and the secret lies in our genes.

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Released: 8-Dec-2022 1:50 PM EST
First-wave COVID-19 linked to long-term depressive symptoms
University of Leeds

Those who reported having COVID in early 2020 were also 1.67 times more likely to display clinically meaningful levels of anxiety after 13 months, than those who avoided COVID-19 in the same time period.

Released: 8-Dec-2022 1:50 PM EST
Research illuminates approaches for long-term hearing loss treatment
Baylor College of Medicine

About 430 million people around the world experience disabling hearing loss. In the United States, approximately 37.5 million adults report some trouble hearing.

Released: 8-Dec-2022 1:50 PM EST
Finding simplicity within complexity
University of Houston

Picture a tall stately grandfather clock, its long pendulum swinging back and forth, over and again, keeping rhythm with the time.

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Released: 8-Dec-2022 1:40 PM EST
Co-working spaces limit creativity in the long run, finds new study
City University London

Co-working spaces can limit the creativity and innovation of new businesses, a study has found.

Released: 8-Dec-2022 1:40 PM EST
Risk Lessons from FTX
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

UMD Smith professor Clifford Rossi, who saw the subprime meltdown from the inside of Citi, WaMu and Countrywide leading to the 2008 financial crisis, dissects the FTX collapse from a risk management perspective.

   
Released: 8-Dec-2022 1:35 PM EST
Researchers gain a better understanding of how the most commonly used ADHD medication works
Elsevier

For decades, doctors have treated kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with methylphenidate, a stimulant drug sold as Ritalin and Concerta, making it one of the most widely prescribed medications aimed at the central nervous system.

Newswise: How the CSU is Prioritizing Students’ Needs
Released: 8-Dec-2022 1:30 PM EST
How the CSU is Prioritizing Students’ Needs
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

As a national leader in studying the prevalence of food and housing insecurity for college students, the California State University (CSU) understands the significant role basic needs play in student success. With 23 universities and nearly 460,000 students, the CSU engages in a number of systemwide efforts and community and university partnerships throughout California to maximize the support services available to its students.​

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Released: 8-Dec-2022 1:00 PM EST
Archive Shows How Fentanyl Promotion Helped Drive Opioid Epidemic
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

The University of California, San Francisco, and Johns Hopkins University today expanded the UCSF-JHU Opioid Industry Documents Archive, adding one million pages of records from Insys Therapeutics—which manufactured and marketed the fentanyl spray Subsys.

   
Newswise: History Center Launches Online Exhibit Featuring Politician Vic Snyder Collection
Released: 8-Dec-2022 12:50 PM EST
History Center Launches Online Exhibit Featuring Politician Vic Snyder Collection
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The UA Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture (CAHC) has opened a new online exhibit featuring the congressional collection of Vic Snyder, a former Arkansas state senator and member of the U.S. House of Representatives.The collection is quite large and includes more than 680 boxes of items Snyder amassed during his political career, spanning his time in the Arkansas Senate from 1991-1996, as well as his seven terms in the U.

Released: 8-Dec-2022 12:20 PM EST
Two UCI researchers named fellows by the National Academy of Inventors
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., Dec. 8, 2022 — The National Academy of Inventors has named two University of California, Irvine researchers as fellows for 2022. Philip Felgner, a pioneer in the development of lifesaving mRNA vaccines, and Payam Heydari, a prolific creator of cutting-edge microelectronics technologies, were both recognized for inventions that have made tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society.

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Newswise: Improving Child Development by Monitoring Noisy Day Cares #ASA183
1-Dec-2022 4:00 PM EST
Improving Child Development by Monitoring Noisy Day Cares #ASA183
Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

At the 183rd ASA Meeting, Kenton Hummel will describe how soundscape research in day cares can improve child and provider outcomes and experiences. He and his team collaborated with experts in engineering, sensing, early child care, and health to monitor three day care centers for 48-hour periods. High noise levels and long periods of loud fluctuating sound can negatively impact children and staff by increasing the effort it takes to communicate. In contrast, a low background noise level allows for meaningful speech, which is essential for language, brain, cognitive, and social/emotional development.

   
Released: 8-Dec-2022 11:05 AM EST
Estudo estabelece bases para prever a resposta antidepressiva em pessoas que tentaram suicídio
Mayo Clinic

Pesquisadores da Mayo Clinic descobriram que pessoas com transtorno depressivo maior e histórico de tentativa de suicídio possuem biomarcadores distintos que estão correlacionados com a resposta à terapia antidepressiva. As novas descobertas, publicadas na revista Frontiers Pharmacology, são a chave para estratégias de tratamento individualizado e identificação precoce dos pacientes com alto risco de suicídio.  

Released: 8-Dec-2022 11:05 AM EST
Have you heard of cloud computing? Argonne’s Ian Foster helped lay its groundwork
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne computer scientist Ian Foster is considered the father of cloud computing. His impact on grid computing and computer science is recognized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers with the 2023 IEEE Internet Award.

Newswise: P53 could be key to therapies for salivary gland cancer
Released: 8-Dec-2022 11:05 AM EST
P53 could be key to therapies for salivary gland cancer
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Researchers at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center and School of Dentistry found that certain drugs can change the fundamental makeup of cancer stem cells in mouse models of mucoepidermoid carcinoma – a lethal form of salivary gland cancer that currently has no treatment options. These results appeared in Clinical Cancer Research.

Newswise: Research and Experts on Sports Medicine
Released: 8-Dec-2022 11:05 AM EST
Research and Experts on Sports Medicine
Newswise

As we watch the World Cup games, the physical intensity is obvious. Players need to have incredible strength, stamina, and speed. A soccer player, on average, runs 10 to 15 km per game, and of those, 3 km can be sprints.

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Released: 8-Dec-2022 11:00 AM EST
Newly available Military Clinical Readiness Curriculum modules help surgeons sharpen their skills
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

The mCurriculum provides quick, easy to use modules that are freely available online for surgeons to access whenever they need to hone their surgical skills.

Newswise: $11M NIH Grant Will Support Evaluation of Alzheimer’s Screening Tool in Primary Care Settings
Released: 8-Dec-2022 11:00 AM EST
$11M NIH Grant Will Support Evaluation of Alzheimer’s Screening Tool in Primary Care Settings
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Investigators at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Health System, Regenstrief Institute, and Indiana University School of Medicine have received an $11 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to evaluate an Einstein-developed test for assessing cognitive impairment and dementia.

Newswise: Do Former Football Players Age Faster?
Released: 8-Dec-2022 11:00 AM EST
Do Former Football Players Age Faster?
Harvard Medical School

New research suggests that former professional football players may face accelerated aging, despite past research showing they have life spans similar or longer than the general population In the new study, retired football players reported shorter health spans — defined as years free of disease – than men in the general population Two age-related diseases — arthritis and dementia — were found more commonly among former football players, compared with men of the same age in the general population Additionally, hypertension and diabetes were more common among younger former players, those ages 25 to 29, compared with same-age men from the general population. The results warrant further study to define the biochemical, cellular, and physiologic mechanisms behind premature aging in former football players

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7-Dec-2022 12:45 PM EST
SLAC/Stanford researchers discover how a nano-chamber in the cell directs protein folding
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

A landmark study by researchers at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University reveals how a tiny cellular machine called TRiC directs the folding of tubulin, a human protein that is the building block of microtubules that serve as the cell’s scaffolding and transport system.

Newswise: NASA’s Webb Indicates Several Stars ‘Stirred Up’ the Southern Ring Nebula
8-Dec-2022 11:00 AM EST
NASA’s Webb Indicates Several Stars ‘Stirred Up’ the Southern Ring Nebula
Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

Wait, how many stars were at this party? It’s likely there were up to five – but only two appear now! A research team recently began digging into Webb’s highly detailed images of the Southern Ring Nebula to reconstruct the scene. It’s possible more than one star interacted with the dimmer of the two central stars, which appears red in this image, before it created this jaw-dropping planetary nebula.


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