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Newswise: Down on Vitamin D? It could be the cause of chronic inflammation
Released: 7-Aug-2022 2:30 PM EDT
Down on Vitamin D? It could be the cause of chronic inflammation
University of South Australia

World-first genetic research from the University of South Australia shows a direct link between low levels of vitamin D and high levels of inflammation, providing an important biomarker to identify people at higher risk of or severity of chronic illnesses with an inflammatory component.

Released: 5-Aug-2022 6:20 PM EDT
When a task adds more steps, this circuit helps you notice
Picower Institute for Learning and Memory at MIT

Life is full of processes to learn and then relearn when they become more elaborate. One day you log in to an app with just a password, then the next day you also need a code texted to you.

Released: 5-Aug-2022 6:20 PM EDT
Wrist-worn devices are shown by mass general researchers to be cost-effective for screening of atrial fibrillation
Massachusetts General Hospital

A study simulating a population of 30 million people 65 and older found that wrist-wearable devices are more cost-effective than traditional electrocardiograms and pulse palpation for atrial fibrillation (AF) screening, and that they are associated with a reduction in stroke incidence

Released: 5-Aug-2022 6:05 PM EDT
New York National Guard COVID response is now the largest domestic mobilization in U.S. history
Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health

Beginning in early March 2020, military forces in the State of New York, comprising the Army National Guard, Air National Guard, Naval Militia, and State Guard, with contributions from the Army Corps of Engineers, mobilized to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

Released: 5-Aug-2022 6:05 PM EDT
Study finds full-occupancy, in-person teaching did not lead to SARS-CoV-2 in-class transmission at Boston University
Boston University School of Medicine

Is there evidence of in-class transmission of SARS-CoV-2 on a university campus that has mandated vaccination and masking? The answer is no.

Newswise: Cedars-Sinai Guerin Children's Opens to Patients
Released: 5-Aug-2022 5:05 PM EDT
Cedars-Sinai Guerin Children's Opens to Patients
Cedars-Sinai

Cedars-Sinai Guerin Children's will welcome its first patients on Monday, Aug. 8, to a new pediatric inpatient facility staffed by an expansive network of clinical experts, who will provide primary and specialty care for children and families.

Newswise: UCLA brain researchers receive $4 million NIH grant to supercharge miniature microscope
Released: 5-Aug-2022 5:05 PM EDT
UCLA brain researchers receive $4 million NIH grant to supercharge miniature microscope
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

The four-year award, part of the NIH’s BRAIN Initiative, will support the design, manufacturing and distribution of two types of new "miniscopes" that will allow scientists to peer much deeper into the brain than before.

Released: 5-Aug-2022 4:05 PM EDT
The many ways nature nurtures human well-being
University of Tokyo

A systematic review of 301 academic articles on “cultural ecosystem services” has enabled researchers to identify how these nonmaterial contributions from nature are linked to and significantly affect human well-being.

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Released: 5-Aug-2022 4:00 PM EDT
Common weed may be ‘super plant’ that holds key to drought-resistant crops
Yale University

A common weed harbors important clues about how to create drought resistant crops in a world beset by climate change.

Released: 5-Aug-2022 4:00 PM EDT
Monkeypox can spread through contaminated clothing, although it's more likely to spread through physical contact
Newswise

We rate this claim as mostly true. Among the ways monkeypox can spread is by "Touching objects, fabrics (clothing, bedding, or towels), and surfaces that have been used by someone with monkeypox," according to the Centers for Disease Control and Protection.

Released: 5-Aug-2022 3:30 PM EDT
Worrying finding in California's multi-billion-dollar climate initiative reveals problem with using forests to offset CO2 emissions
Frontiers

Researchers have found that California’s forest carbon buffer pool, designed to ensure the durability of the state’s multi-billion-dollar carbon offset program, is severely undercapitalized.

Released: 5-Aug-2022 3:25 PM EDT
Maryland Smith to Host ‘Negotiation Skills’ Course in DC
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Maryland Smith will host a three-day, in-person professional certificate course at its Washington DC campus designed for professionals at all levels looking to negotiate more effectively – whether it’s product pricing, partnership agreements or the next job offer.

Released: 5-Aug-2022 3:10 PM EDT
New, enhanced AdObservatory.org provides transparency & insights on digital political spending
NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Ahead of the U.S. midterm elections, projected to draw some $1.2 billion in digital political spending, NYU Cybersecurity for Democracy (C4D) at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering today launched a new, enhanced version of Ad Observatory — AdObservatory.org — available in both English and Spanish, with increased search functionality.

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Released: 5-Aug-2022 3:05 PM EDT
AACN Rounds with Leadership: Shaping the Future of Doctoral Nursing Education
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

Strengthening doctoral nursing education is a top priority for AACN. Throughout the association’s history, we have remained committed to enhancing the health of all people through the discovery, dissemination, and application of nursing knowledge. We recognize that initiatives underway to transform health care, advance sound policy, and achieve health equity will not be possible without a robust cadre of nurses prepared in PhD and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs.

Released: 5-Aug-2022 3:05 PM EDT
Preterm birth delay drugs safe for global reduction in neonatal death
University of Birmingham

Women around the world should be able to access the best medical treatments that help to delay preterm births and improve neonatal outcomes, new research suggests.

Newswise: UNLV Research: No, the Human Brain Did Not Shrink 3,000 Years Ago
Released: 5-Aug-2022 3:00 PM EDT
UNLV Research: No, the Human Brain Did Not Shrink 3,000 Years Ago
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

In new paper, UNLV-led anthropology team balks at a widely held belief that modern humans experienced an evolutionary decrease in brain size.

Released: 5-Aug-2022 2:55 PM EDT
Children’s health will be negatively impacted by poorer fitness as global temperatures rise, new research shows
Taylor & Francis

Record levels of obesity and physical inactivity among children mean they are set to bear the brunt of poorer health effects from rising global temperatures – that’s the stark warning in a new comprehensive review of current studies on the topic.

Released: 5-Aug-2022 2:40 PM EDT
A brain mechanism underlying the evolution of anxiety
Tohoku University

Monoamine neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine play important roles in our cognitive and emotional functions.

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Released: 5-Aug-2022 2:30 PM EDT
Ragweed allergy: aggressiveness of pollen is determined by its place of origin and by the environment
Medical University of Vienna (MedUni Wien)

The different geographic and climatic regions from which ragweed pollen originates, as well as the degree of environmental pollution, may influence the severity of allergic reactions such as hay fever and asthma.

Released: 5-Aug-2022 2:20 PM EDT
How bat brains listen out for incoming signals during echolocation
Goethe University Frankfurt

Bats famously have an ultrasonic navigation system: they use their extremely sensitive hearing to orient themselves by emitting ultrasonic sounds and using the echoes that result to build up a picture of their environment.

Released: 5-Aug-2022 2:15 PM EDT
UC San Diego and Rady Children’s Hospital Join Nationwide Long-COVID Study
UC San Diego Health

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego have joined a nationwide study to better understand the long-term impact of COVID-19 on patients in the United States across all demographic groups.

Newswise: A lose-lose game: animals are under threat as the climate gets warmer and more variable
Released: 5-Aug-2022 2:10 PM EDT
A lose-lose game: animals are under threat as the climate gets warmer and more variable
Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB)

In an effort to understand how climate changes will affect many species at once, PhD candidate Guillermo Garcia Costoya created simulations that can predict how likely animals are to go extinct in different climatic conditions.

Released: 5-Aug-2022 2:05 PM EDT
Researchers Gain Insights Into the Genetic and Molecular Machinery that Predisposes Individuals to Alzheimer’s Disease
Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai researchers have achieved an unprecedented understanding of the genetic and molecular machinery in human microglia—immune cells that reside in the brain—that could provide valuable insights into how they contribute to the development and progression of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The team’s findings were published in Nature Genetics.

Newswise: NIH first to develop 3D structure of twinkle protein
Released: 5-Aug-2022 2:05 PM EDT
NIH first to develop 3D structure of twinkle protein
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

Researchers from the National Institutes of Health have developed a three-dimensional structure that allows them to see how and where disease mutations on the twinkle protein can lead to mitochondrial diseases. The protein is involved in helping cells use energy our bodies convert from food. Prior to the development of this 3D structure, researchers only had models and were unable to determine how these mutations contribute to disease. Mitochondrial diseases are a group of inherited conditions that affect 1 in 5,000 people and have very few treatments.

Released: 5-Aug-2022 1:55 PM EDT
Smog increases the risk of adverse health effects in pregnant mothers and babies
De Gruyter

Mild exposure to common smog pollutants such as inhalable airborne particles and carbon monoxide during pregnancy results in adverse maternal and fetal health outcomes, a new study of women in China finds.

Newswise: Fancy a side of 3D printed carrots and crickets with your meal?
Released: 5-Aug-2022 1:35 PM EDT
Fancy a side of 3D printed carrots and crickets with your meal?
Singapore University of Technology and Design

As the global population continues to age and grow, the demand for protein-rich food is also expected to increase concurrently. This has also caused concerns on increasing greenhouse gases, land and water consumption associated with the conventional rearing of animals for food.

Released: 5-Aug-2022 1:20 PM EDT
Making House Calls Guided by AI
Harvard Medical School

Handheld computer vision and machine learning tool for identifying surgical wound infections debuts in rural Rwanda, enabling crucial care for women recovering from c-section in their homes. Project named first-prize winner in NIH Technology Accelerator Challenge for Maternal Health.

Newswise: New recommendations aim to ease patient access to lung cancer clinical trials
Released: 5-Aug-2022 1:05 PM EDT
New recommendations aim to ease patient access to lung cancer clinical trials
UT Southwestern Medical Center

A clinical trial is only as powerful as its participants. For years, researchers have struggled to fill clinical trials and enroll sufficiently diverse groups of patients for results to reflect the broader population, in part because of stringent guidelines on who can participate.

Released: 5-Aug-2022 12:55 PM EDT
Researchers unveil key processes in marine microbial evolution
Instituto de Ciencias del Mar (ICM) - CSIC

A study published recently in the prestigious journal Nature Ecology and Evolution has unveiled some of the key processes in marine microbial evolution.

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Released: 5-Aug-2022 12:55 PM EDT
‘Simple yet powerful’: Seeing cell secretion like never before
Washington University in St. Louis

Washington University in St. Louis researchers have developed a novel method for visualizing the proteins secreted by cells with stunning resolution, making it the James Webb version for visualizing single cell protein secretion.

Released: 5-Aug-2022 12:50 PM EDT
MSU researchers show that locusts can ‘sniff’ out human cancer
Michigan State University

Researchers at Michigan State University have shown that locusts can not only “smell” the difference between cancer cells and healthy cells, but they can also distinguish between different cancer cell lines. 

Newswise: Best New Dean of Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science
Released: 5-Aug-2022 12:30 PM EDT
Best New Dean of Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science
UC San Diego Health

Brookie Best, PharmD, has been named the next dean of the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California San Diego, succeeding James McKerrow, PhD, MD, who stepped down June 30, 2022.

Released: 5-Aug-2022 12:05 PM EDT
Exploring arcobacter risk to the food industry and human health
University of the Basque Country

The increase in the discovery of Arcobacter in food samples of all types raises public health concerns, as very little is known as yet about the pathogenic potential of Arcobacter species, and the few studies that have been carried out show a large number of host species and transmission routes.

Newswise: No Trace of Dark Matter Halos
Released: 5-Aug-2022 11:55 AM EDT
No Trace of Dark Matter Halos
University of Bonn

Dwarf galaxies are small, faint galaxies that can usually be found in galaxy clusters or near larger galaxies.

Newswise: Scott M. Sasser, MD, joins University Hospitals in Cleveland as Chief Physician Executive & President, UH Medical Group and UH Physician Services
Released: 5-Aug-2022 11:50 AM EDT
Scott M. Sasser, MD, joins University Hospitals in Cleveland as Chief Physician Executive & President, UH Medical Group and UH Physician Services
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Announcement that University Hospitals in Cleveland appointed Scott Sasser, MD, FACEP, as Chief Physician Executive and President, University Hospitals Medical Group and University Hospitals Physician Services; effective Aug. 1, 2022,

Newswise: CFES Grad Continues to Support Students Across North Country as Director of Admissions at Paul Smith’s College
Released: 5-Aug-2022 11:25 AM EDT
CFES Grad Continues to Support Students Across North Country as Director of Admissions at Paul Smith’s College
CFES Brilliant Pathways

When Hannah Ackerman gives campus tours to prospective Paul Smith’s students, she often sees young people that remind her of when she first visited the college in 2008. Hailing from tiny Milford, NY, near Cooperstown, she knows firsthand the obstacles rural students face

Released: 5-Aug-2022 11:05 AM EDT
How learning about wellbeing can benefit university students’ own wellbeing
Swansea University

Studying wellbeing science as part of their courses could be a key way of improving how today’s students cope with the barrage of stressors they face, according to research.

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Released: 5-Aug-2022 11:05 AM EDT
UChicago Medicine breaks ground on $121M multispecialty care facility in Crown Point, Indiana
University of Chicago Medical Center

The University of Chicago Medicine broke ground on a new two-story, 130,000-square-foot multispecialty care center and micro-hospital in Northwest Indiana for what will be the academic health system's largest off-site facility and its first freestanding building in Indiana. The $121 million state-of-the-art care center, at I-65 and 109th Avenue in Crown Point, is expected to open in spring of 2024.

4-Aug-2022 1:30 PM EDT
Fewer rural early-onset Alzheimer’s patients see specialists
Ohio State University

Rural Americans suffering from early-onset Alzheimer’s are less likely than city dwellers to be seen by specialists and receive tests that can benefit both them and their families, new research has found.

Released: 5-Aug-2022 10:45 AM EDT
Children’s headaches and mental health worsened during pandemic
Children's National Hospital

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, many pediatric patients who suffer from headaches have experienced more frequent headaches and worsening anxiety and mood, and a new study finds links to stress, decreased physical activity and increased screen time.

Released: 5-Aug-2022 10:35 AM EDT
Study Reverses Long-Held Ideas About Relationship Among Diabetes, Fat and Cardiovascular Disease
Joslin Diabetes Center

In a paper published in Circulation Research, scientists describe a series of studies designed to determine the relationship among insulin, fats and the vascular system.

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Newswise: 2022 AANEM Distinguished Physician Award Winner Announced
Released: 5-Aug-2022 10:30 AM EDT
2022 AANEM Distinguished Physician Award Winner Announced
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

The American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM), is excited to announce Anthony E. Chiodo, MD, MBA, as the recipient of the 2022 Distinguished Physician Award. AANEM honors one member each year who has provided distinguished service as a clinician and/or educator and is an active supporter of AANEM activities.


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