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Newswise: Gorgeous rainbow-colored, stretchy film for distinguishing sugars (video)
Released: 30-Nov-2022 8:00 AM EST
Gorgeous rainbow-colored, stretchy film for distinguishing sugars (video)
American Chemical Society (ACS)

Researchers in ACS Nano report a kaleidoscope-like film for telling different sweeteners apart that displayed multiple colors when stretched by hand. When evenly stretched with a simple apparatus, the material enhanced the unique shifts in fluorescence intensity of 14 sugars tagged with a dye.

Newswise: Food Expert Offers Healthy Restaurant Dining Tips
Released: 30-Nov-2022 8:00 AM EST
Food Expert Offers Healthy Restaurant Dining Tips
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

As grocery prices continue to rise, the price tag for cooking a holiday feast might equal or outweigh the cost of dining out for some families. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends planning your restaurant meal before you leave the house to make dining out nutritious.

23-Nov-2022 8:00 AM EST
Designing better water filters with AI
American Chemical Society (ACS)

Researchers in ACS Central Science report that artificial intelligence (AI) could speed up the development of promising water filtration materials. In a proof-of-concept study, they simulated different patterns of water-attracting and water-repelling groups and found optimal arrangements.

Newswise: Are Americans Eating Enough Whole Grains? It Depends on Who You Ask
28-Nov-2022 5:05 AM EST
Are Americans Eating Enough Whole Grains? It Depends on Who You Ask
Tufts University

Overall, Americans are eating more whole-grain foods than ever before, Tufts researchers report in a new study. However, the increase in whole-grain intake over the past two decades could be 39.5% or 61.5%, depending on which definition of a whole-grain food is being used.

   
Newswise: Negative self-perception appears to self-perpetuate, researchers find
Released: 29-Nov-2022 9:00 PM EST
Negative self-perception appears to self-perpetuate, researchers find
Shinshu University

At the end of a bad day, how do you feel about yourself? The answer could indicate not only how your self-perception formed, but also how it renews, according to experimental results from a research group in Japan.

Released: 29-Nov-2022 8:45 PM EST
Engineered proteins: A future treatment option for COVID-19
Texas A&M University

COVID-19 has had a lasting global health impact that continues to challenge the health care system.

   
Newswise: Retinal cells may have the potential to protect themselves from diabetic retinopathy
Released: 29-Nov-2022 8:20 PM EST
Retinal cells may have the potential to protect themselves from diabetic retinopathy
Elsevier

About one third of patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) develop diabetic retinopathy (DR), a leading cause of blindness in working-age individuals.

Released: 29-Nov-2022 8:10 PM EST
New study finds deaths from firearms are reaching unprecedented levels
Emory Health Sciences

Firearm-related violence and suicides have been on the rise since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, but a new study published in JAMA Network Open is the first analysis to show both the sheer magnitude of firearm fatalities in the U.S. over the past 32 years and the growing disparities by race/ethnicity, age, and geographic location.

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Newswise: To track disease-carrying mosquitoes, researchers tag them with DNA barcodes
Released: 29-Nov-2022 7:50 PM EST
To track disease-carrying mosquitoes, researchers tag them with DNA barcodes
Colorado State University

West Nile, Zika, dengue and malaria are all diseases spread by bites from infected mosquitoes.

Newswise: Tropical wildlife follow the same daily patterns worldwide
Released: 29-Nov-2022 7:30 PM EST
Tropical wildlife follow the same daily patterns worldwide
Rice University

How do animals in the wild use their time? A researcher at Rice University is part of a new study that shows what motivates the daily ramble of tropical populations.

Released: 29-Nov-2022 7:15 PM EST
Carbon ultrafine particles accelerate lung cancer progression
Baylor College of Medicine

While it may seem common knowledge that smoking is bad for your lungs, if and how ultrafine particles present in cigarette smoke impact the development and progression of lung cancer remains unclear.

Released: 29-Nov-2022 7:05 PM EST
Ethiopian schools study suggests COVID has “ruptured” social skills of the world’s poorest children
University of Cambridge

School closures during the COVID-19 pandemic have “severely ruptured” the social and emotional development of some of the world’s poorest children, as well as their academic progress, new evidence shows.

Released: 29-Nov-2022 5:45 PM EST
Controversial Alzheimer’s drug approval sparks surprising impact
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., Nov. 29, 2022 — When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave controversial accelerated approval to the first Alzheimer’s drug in nearly 20 years, it had a surprising impact on attitudes about research into the disease. A survey by University of California, Irvine neuroscientists has found news coverage of the FDA’s decision made the public less willing to volunteer for Alzheimer’s pharmaceutical trials.

Newswise: Study Shows Paxlovid Can Safely Be Used to Reduce Risk of Severe COVID in People Who Are Pregnant
Released: 29-Nov-2022 5:25 PM EST
Study Shows Paxlovid Can Safely Be Used to Reduce Risk of Severe COVID in People Who Are Pregnant
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Findings from a Johns Hopkins Medicine research study published today in JAMA Network Open provide strong evidence that people who are pregnant and have been infected with SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) can safely take the antiviral drug Paxlovid to reduce the possibility of severe disease.

Newswise: Children don't access scientific tools at home for discovery as much as they could
Released: 29-Nov-2022 5:20 PM EST
Children don't access scientific tools at home for discovery as much as they could
University of Florida

A study finds that a mismatch exists between the scientific tools -- thermometers, magnifying lenses -- parents know they have at home and the ones kids think are available. This mismatch could hurt scientific education at home.

Newswise: The American Association of Immunologists Announces 2022 Recipients of the Travel for Techniques Awards Program
Released: 29-Nov-2022 5:10 PM EST
The American Association of Immunologists Announces 2022 Recipients of the Travel for Techniques Awards Program
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

The American Association of Immunologists, a FASEB member society, supports scientists’ career development by providing travel awards to those interested in traveling to learn techniques needed for their research.

Released: 29-Nov-2022 5:10 PM EST
Diet Can Lower Risk of Cardiovascular Disease By 10 Percent, Study Shows
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Researchers compared the effects of three eating patterns on patients' risk of experiencing a cardiovascular event within in the next ten years — the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet, a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, and the Western diet that is typically low in fruits and vegetables while high in fat and sodium.

Released: 29-Nov-2022 5:05 PM EST
Finding the answers hidden in our antibodies
Northern Arizona University

An innovative protocol called PepSeq is changing the way researchers test for contagious diseases—and this knowledge should change the way humanity responds to future pandemics. NAU researcher Jason Ladner and a team of collaborators from TGen published a comprehensive study about PepSeq that lays out the process, the tool and how to interpret the results.

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Released: 29-Nov-2022 4:55 PM EST
Most heart transplant centers’ websites get failing grade when it comes to clear, accessible information
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

In a University of Michigan-led study, researchers found that most websites for heart transplant centers in the United States are difficult to understand, with more than 40% lacking information in languages other than English.

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Newswise: COVID-19 vaccine’s effectiveness diminishes with age, research shows
Released: 29-Nov-2022 4:00 PM EST
COVID-19 vaccine’s effectiveness diminishes with age, research shows
UT Southwestern Medical Center

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine limits transmission, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19 even among patients infected by variants of the virus, but the effectiveness of antibodies it generates diminishes as patients get older, according to a study by UT Southwestern researchers.

28-Nov-2022 3:40 PM EST
Family History, Gene Variants Put Black Men at Risk for Early Prostate Cancer
Duke Health

A family history of cancer and genetic variants that might be inherited appear to be important risk factors for Black men diagnosed with early-onset prostate cancer, a study involving Duke Health researchers has found.

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Newswise: Fertilizing the Ocean to Store Carbon Dioxide
Released: 29-Nov-2022 3:50 PM EST
Fertilizing the Ocean to Store Carbon Dioxide
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Iron-based fertilizer may stimulate plankton to pull carbon dioxide from the ocean, driving a carbon-negative process.

Newswise: Engineers use quantum computing to develop transparent window coating that blocks heat, saves energy
Released: 29-Nov-2022 3:40 PM EST
Engineers use quantum computing to develop transparent window coating that blocks heat, saves energy
University of Notre Dame

Tengfei Luo, the Dorini Family Professor of Energy Studies at the University of Notre Dame, and postdoctoral associate Seongmin Kim have devised a transparent coating for windows that could help cool the room, use no energy and preserve the view.

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Newswise: Strongest Arctic cyclone on record led to surprising loss of sea ice
Released: 29-Nov-2022 3:25 PM EST
Strongest Arctic cyclone on record led to surprising loss of sea ice
University of Washington

The strongest Arctic cyclone ever observed struck in January 2022. A new analysis shows that while forecasts accurately predicted the massive storm, models seriously underestimated its impact on sea ice. Results suggest places to improve forecast models in a changing Arctic Ocean.

Released: 29-Nov-2022 2:50 PM EST
Adapting language models to track virus variants
Argonne National Laboratory

Groundbreaking research by Argonne National Laboratory finds new method to quickly identify COVID-19 virus variants. Their work wins the Gordon Bell Special Prize.

Newswise: Vizient Announces Agreement with Ochsner Health Partner SafeSource Direct
Released: 29-Nov-2022 2:50 PM EST
Vizient Announces Agreement with Ochsner Health Partner SafeSource Direct
Ochsner Health

Vizient, Inc. today announced an agreement with SafeSource Direct, LLC, the manufacturer of high-quality, American-made personal protective equipment (PPE), for chemo-rated nitrile gloves. The agreement is the latest move by Vizient to increase supply assurance of critical medical supplies.

   
Released: 29-Nov-2022 2:40 PM EST
Promise of zinc-ion batteries for electric grid storage is currently overestimated, scientists say
Argonne National Laboratory

Because they can work well in water-containing environments and are lower cost, zinc-ion batteries are attractive, but they have drawbacks.

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Newswise: Bats use death metal “growls” to make social calls
22-Nov-2022 12:15 PM EST
Bats use death metal “growls” to make social calls
PLOS

Bats use distinct structures in the larynx to produce high-frequency echolocation calls and lower-frequency social calls, according to a study.

Newswise: U launches educational partnership with U.S. Air Force
Released: 29-Nov-2022 1:50 PM EST
U launches educational partnership with U.S. Air Force
University of Utah

The University of Utah College of Engineering and the United States Air Force are proud to announce a new education partnership that will create valuable learning opportunities for students and research projects that can advance technologies from wireless communications and cybersecurity to robotics and composite materials.

Released: 29-Nov-2022 1:45 PM EST
Department of Energy Announces $4.3 Million for Research on Artificial Intelligence in High Energy Physics
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $4.3 million in funding for 16 projects in artificial intelligence (AI) research for high energy physics (HEP). These awards support the DOE Office of Science initiative in artificial intelligence research to use AI techniques to deliver scientific discoveries that would not otherwise be possible, and to broaden participation in high energy physics research.

Released: 29-Nov-2022 1:25 PM EST
The evolution of Asia’s mammals was dictated by ancient climate change and rising mountains
Field Museum

The idea that climate change and geological events can shape evolution isn’t a new one: anyone who’s heard of dinosaurs knows that a big change in the environment (like, say, a meteor hitting the Earth 66 million years ago and causing a chain reaction of storms, earthquakes, cold, and darkness) can dictate how animals live, die, and evolve.

Released: 29-Nov-2022 1:20 PM EST
A waste windfall: New process shows promise turning plastic trash into pharmaceuticals
University of Southern California (USC)

Catalina Island, located 22 miles off the coast of Los Angeles, once collected Hollywood royalty, smugglers and silver miners. Now, it collects trash.

Released: 29-Nov-2022 1:15 PM EST
Mandatory alcohol information virtually invisible online
University of Auckland

Online retailers are doing a “woeful” job of alerting consumers to alcohol health information and warnings, according to the results of a University of Auckland-led study.

Newswise: A blood test could predict survival odds for patients with metastatic cancer
Released: 29-Nov-2022 1:15 PM EST
A blood test could predict survival odds for patients with metastatic cancer
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Measuring the amount of DNA that’s been shed by a tumor compared to the body’s typical amount of DNA may be a new tool to predict survival and guide treatment discussions for patients whose cancer has spread from the breast, prostate, lung or colon, a new study finds.

Released: 29-Nov-2022 1:10 PM EST
Young people make up greater proportion of COVID-19 deaths in 2021 compared to 2020
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Since March 2020, COVID-19-related deaths claimed over a million lives in the U.S. alone.

Newswise: Urologists Investigate Climate Change, Health Rights and Gender Equity
Released: 29-Nov-2022 1:10 PM EST
Urologists Investigate Climate Change, Health Rights and Gender Equity
UC San Diego Health

The Urology for Social Responsibility seminar will be offered in the T. Denny Sanford Center Medical Education and Telemedicine on the UC San Diego campus from January 14 to 15, 2023.

Newswise: Goal: Speeding Up Treatment for Pregnancy-Related Hypertension
Released: 29-Nov-2022 1:05 PM EST
Goal: Speeding Up Treatment for Pregnancy-Related Hypertension
Cedars-Sinai

An initiative developed by Cedars-Sinai investigators improves the timeliness of treatment for women with severe pregnancy-related hypertension, one of the leading causes of pregnancy-related death.


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