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Newswise: Which test is best? Frequent versus infrequent testing for the Omicron variant of COVID-19
Released: 30-Jan-2023 8:10 PM EST
Which test is best? Frequent versus infrequent testing for the Omicron variant of COVID-19
Osaka University

Testing plays a crucial role in humanity’s strategy to mitigate the effects of widespread COVID-19 infection. However, given multiple options for testing and the emergence of the highly contagious Omicron variant, how do we choose which test to use?

Newswise: Political orientation could be predicted by differences in brain activation and synchronization
Released: 30-Jan-2023 8:00 PM EST
Political orientation could be predicted by differences in brain activation and synchronization
Tel Aviv University

A first-of-its-kind study scanned the brains of dozens of politically involved participants while they watched campaign-ads and speeches by parties from both ends of the political spectrum, just before one of the last rounds of elections.

   
Released: 30-Jan-2023 7:45 PM EST
Terror under lockdown: Pandemic restrictions reduce ISIS violence
Yale University

Lockdown measures aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19 had the unintended benefit of curtailing violence by the insurgent group ISIS, according to a new study led by Yale political scientist Dawn Brancati.

Newswise: Carnivorous plants change their diet: traps as toilet bowls
Released: 30-Jan-2023 7:35 PM EST
Carnivorous plants change their diet: traps as toilet bowls
Universität Bayreuth

In tropical mountains, the number of insects declines with increasing altitude. This intensifies in high altitudes competition between plant species that specialize in catching insects as an important source of nutrients.

Released: 30-Jan-2023 7:25 PM EST
Formerly Burned-Out Employees Through The Eyes Of Managers: Definetly Not Suitable For A Promotion
Ghent University

Earlier research indicated that former burnout patients experience unfavorable treatment when applying to a new organization. However, how would employees with a history of burnout fare in the context of a promotion in their current organization?

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Released: 30-Jan-2023 7:20 PM EST
Sure Bet: UNLV Expert on the Past, Present, and Future of Legalized Sports Wagering
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

For many fans, sports betting is most associated with the glare of television screens broadcasting every sporting event imaginable in a glitzy casino in Las Vegas — for decades, one of the only places in the U.S. where spectators could legally place wagers. But today, we’re not alone: Since 2018, federal law changes have prompted 36 states to join Nevada in legalizing bets on some of America’s favorite pastimes, and another three could get in the game this year.

Newswise: New drugs to squash the spread of malaria
Released: 30-Jan-2023 6:05 PM EST
New drugs to squash the spread of malaria
The Company of Biologists

Malaria is a devastating disease, with 247 million cases and 619,000 deaths reported in 2021 alone.

Newswise: Artificial Intelligence Aids Discovery of Super Tight-Binding Antibodies
Released: 30-Jan-2023 5:45 PM EST
Artificial Intelligence Aids Discovery of Super Tight-Binding Antibodies
University of California San Diego

UC San Diego scientists developed an artificial intelligence tool that could accelerate the development of new high affinity antibody drugs.

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Released: 30-Jan-2023 5:20 PM EST
SLU Researcher Receives $1.76 Million NIH Grant to Create STAR, an HIV-Focused Experiential Research and Capacity Building Program for Students and Young Researchers
Saint Louis University Medical Center

Using a crowdsourcing framework utilized over the past five years, Juliet Iwelunmor, Ph.D., professor of global health and behavioral science and health education at Saint Louis University’s College for Public Health and Social Justice, is taking what she learned from empowering youth in Nigeria to identify young people in the United States who aim to become the next generation of HIV researchers, leaders and innovators in the field.

Released: 30-Jan-2023 5:05 PM EST
$1 smart glove could help prevent dangerous births by sensing fetal position
Frontiers

Can inexpensive technologies provide a helping hand during birth? A new study in open-access journal Frontiers in Global Women’s Health has revealed a low-cost sensing glove that could do just that.

   

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Newswise: Tumor microbiome linked to immunotherapy success in sarcoma patients
Released: 30-Jan-2023 4:55 PM EST
Tumor microbiome linked to immunotherapy success in sarcoma patients
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

A new UC Davis study reveals the interaction between tumor microbiome and the immune system may be the secret to improving outcomes for sarcoma patients.

Newswise: Orthopaedic Association Awards Grant to Miller School Program Aimed at Mentoring Future Female Orthopaedic Surgeons
Released: 30-Jan-2023 4:45 PM EST
Orthopaedic Association Awards Grant to Miller School Program Aimed at Mentoring Future Female Orthopaedic Surgeons
University of Miami Health System, Miller School of Medicine

To help set the record straight about what it’s like to be a woman in orthopedics, Dr. Julianne Muñoz launched a mentorship group for female medical students, residents, fellows, and attendings, called the Female Orthopedists of Miami Mentorship Organization. The program has been so promising that the AAOS earmarked funding for it through the association’s Inspiring Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) grant program.

Released: 30-Jan-2023 4:40 PM EST
MSU study: Disordered eating is not only a disease of affluent girls
Michigan State University

Predominant stereotypes about eating disorders suggest that it is a condition mainly associated with girls from wealthy backgrounds. However, a new study from Michigan State University found that boys living in disadvantaged circumstances are at an increased risk for disordered eating, particularly if they have underlying genetic risk factors.

Newswise: Spotlight on Rare Diseases: Gallbladder and Bile Duct Cancers
Released: 30-Jan-2023 4:35 PM EST
Spotlight on Rare Diseases: Gallbladder and Bile Duct Cancers
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Despite their rarity, it’s important to know the signs and symptoms of bile duct and gallbladder cancers.

Newswise: LJI scientists uncover the structure and function of Inmazeb, the first FDA-approved drug for Ebola virus infection
Released: 30-Jan-2023 4:30 PM EST
LJI scientists uncover the structure and function of Inmazeb, the first FDA-approved drug for Ebola virus infection
La Jolla Institute for Immunology

Inmazeb (REGN-EB3), developed by Regeneron, is a three-antibody cocktail designed to target the Ebola virus glycoprotein. The drug was first approved for clinical use in October 2020, but its exact mechanism of action has remained unclear.

   
Newswise: Liver cancer treatment costly for Medicare patients, UT Southwestern study finds
Released: 30-Jan-2023 4:25 PM EST
Liver cancer treatment costly for Medicare patients, UT Southwestern study finds
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common type of liver cancer, can place a significant financial burden on patients, according to an analysis led by a researcher at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Newswise: Understanding long-term changes in the synapses between the hypothalamus and hippocampus
Released: 30-Jan-2023 4:15 PM EST
Understanding long-term changes in the synapses between the hypothalamus and hippocampus
Doshisha University

The complexity of the human brain is unparalleled. Fortunately, thanks to constant progress in neuroscience over the past decades, we have started to make some sense of the human brain.

Released: 30-Jan-2023 4:00 PM EST
90% reduction in COVID-19 deaths after booster dose: Hong Kong study
Canadian Medical Association Journal

A booster (third) dose of a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine was associated with a 90% reduction in death in people with multiple health conditions compared to 2 doses, according to a new study from Hong Kong published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

30-Jan-2023 8:00 AM EST
Results of the SORAYA study show conjugate therapy produced remissions in one-third of patients with drug-resistant ovarian cancer
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

In an internationally conducted clinical trial lead by Dana-Farber involving patients with recurrent ovarian cancer that is resistant to platinum therapy, a novel conjugate therapy called mirvetuximab soravtansine resulted in substantially better responses than standard treatments. Mirvetuximab soravtansine was granted accelerated approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in November 2022.

Released: 30-Jan-2023 3:55 PM EST
New mathematical model shows how the body regulates potassium
University of Waterloo

Having levels of potassium that are too high or too low can be fatal. A new mathematical model sheds light on the often mysterious ways the body regulates this important electrolyte.

   
Newswise: Traitement de première intention inapproprié de l’état de mal épileptique : problématique et solutions
Released: 30-Jan-2023 3:45 PM EST
Traitement de première intention inapproprié de l’état de mal épileptique : problématique et solutions
International League Against Epilepsy

Malgré les recommandations, le traitement de première intention de l'état de mal épileptique est souvent inapproprié. Des études suggèrent que jusqu'à deux tiers des patients reçoivent des doses subcliniques de benzodiazépines, soit avant d'arriver à l'hôpital, soit pendant un traitement hospitalier d'urgence. Existe-t-il des solutions ?

Newswise: UT Southwestern cardiologist receives NIH Outstanding Investigator Award
Released: 30-Jan-2023 3:35 PM EST
UT Southwestern cardiologist receives NIH Outstanding Investigator Award
UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern physician-scientist Hesham Sadek, M.D., Ph.D., has received the prestigious National Institutes of Health (NIH) Outstanding Investigator Award to support his ongoing research into mechanisms behind heart regeneration that could lead to treatments for heart failure.

Newswise: With new electric motor coach, Idaho National Laboratory drives toward net zero
Released: 30-Jan-2023 3:25 PM EST
With new electric motor coach, Idaho National Laboratory drives toward net zero
Idaho National Laboratory (INL)

Idaho National Laboratory marked a milestone in its efforts to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions with the recent addition of its first electric motor coach.

Released: 30-Jan-2023 3:10 PM EST
Working from home has benefits, drawbacks for employee wellbeing
Cornell University

Remote jobs can help workers craft more satisfying lives, with higher psychological well-being and work engagement, but only if that work occurs during regularly contracted hours, according to new Cornell University ILR School research.

Newswise: A fairy-like robot flies by the power of wind and light
Released: 30-Jan-2023 3:05 PM EST
A fairy-like robot flies by the power of wind and light
Tampere University

The development of stimuli-responsive polymers has brought about a wealth of material-related opportunities for next-generation small-scale, wirelessly controlled soft-bodied robots.

Newswise: Gay men discriminate against feminine gay men, new study finds
Released: 30-Jan-2023 3:05 PM EST
Gay men discriminate against feminine gay men, new study finds
University of Sydney

Both gay men and heterosexual men prefer masculine-presenting men for high-status roles, according to a new study from the University of Sydney, leaving more feminine-presenting gay men disadvantaged and facing internal bias, prejudice and potential discrimination in the workplace, including in hiring practices and promotion opportunities.

Newswise: This Groundbreaking Biomaterial Heals Tissues From the Inside Out
Released: 30-Jan-2023 2:30 PM EST
This Groundbreaking Biomaterial Heals Tissues From the Inside Out
University of California San Diego

A new biomaterial that can be injected intravenously, reduces inflammation in tissue and promotes cell and tissue repair. The biomaterial was tested and proven effective in treating tissue damage caused by heart attacks in both rodent and large animal models. Researchers also provided proof of concept in a rodent model that the biomaterial could be beneficial to patients with traumatic brain injury and pulmonary arterial hypertension.

   
Released: 30-Jan-2023 2:00 PM EST
AASLD Announces Dr. Joseph K. Lim as New Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Liver Disease
American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)

The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) is pleased to announce that Dr. Joseph K. Lim, MD, FAASLD of Yale University will serve as the next Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Liver Disease (CLD), a free multimedia review journal that aims to provide education for clinicians diagnosing and managing patients with liver disease.

Released: 30-Jan-2023 1:55 PM EST
Coffee with milk may have an anti-inflammatory effect
University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Science

Can something as simple as a cup of coffee with milk have an anti-inflammatory effect in humans? Apparently so, according to a new study from the University of Copenhagen.

Newswise: People with arthritis 20% less likely to be in work
Released: 30-Jan-2023 1:25 PM EST
People with arthritis 20% less likely to be in work
University of Leeds

The typical person living with arthritis in the UK is 20% less likely to be in work than their equivalent without the condition, new research shows.

Released: 30-Jan-2023 1:05 PM EST
ARVO Foundation Announces 2023 Winner of Oberdorfer Award in Low Vision Research
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

Rockville, Md.—The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Foundation announced today that the 2023 recipient of the Oberdorfer Award in Low Vision Research is Lisa Ostrin, OD, PhD, FARVO. In recognition of this achievement, she will receive a $1,250 honorarium, an inscribed award and invitations to special events at the ARVO Annual Meeting. She will also present a lecture during an invited speaker session at ARVO 2023.

Newswise: A neuro-chip to manage brain disorders
Released: 30-Jan-2023 1:05 PM EST
A neuro-chip to manage brain disorders
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Mahsa Shoaran of the Integrated Neurotechnologies Laboratory in the School of Engineering collaborated with Stéphanie Lacour in the Laboratory for Soft Bioelectronic Interfaces to develop NeuralTree: a closed-loop neuromodulation system-on-chip that can detect and alleviate disease symptoms.

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Released: 30-Jan-2023 12:50 PM EST
ACTION FOR EQUITY: CSU Implements Equitable Learning Practices
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

The CSU is exploring ways to shift classroom culture, offering professional development for instructors and addressing course structures to promote equitable learning practices and reduce DFW rates.

Released: 30-Jan-2023 12:45 PM EST
Study finds how our brains turn into smarter disease fighters
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., Jan. 30, 2023 — Combating Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases by inserting healthy new immune cells into the brain has taken a leap toward reality. Neuroscientists at the University of California, Irvine and the University of Pennsylvania have found a way to safely thwart the brain’s resistance to them, vaulting a key hurdle in the quest.

Newswise: Lawrence Livermore’s Discovery Center to Reopen to Visitors
Released: 30-Jan-2023 12:45 PM EST
Lawrence Livermore’s Discovery Center to Reopen to Visitors
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Discovery Center will reopen on Feb. 1, after nearly three years of closure due to COVID-19. The Discovery Center’s reopening features facility renovations and new exhibits related to the Lab’s research programs, institutional history and community role.

Released: 30-Jan-2023 12:40 PM EST
Mayo Clinic to lead new radiotracer trial for detecting pancreatic cancer
Mayo Clinic

In an academic-industrial collaboration, Mayo Clinic is assessing in a clinical trial a new radiotracer in pancreatic cancer imaging.

Newswise: What is MINOCA? A Type of Heart Attack Mostly Affecting Women
Released: 30-Jan-2023 12:15 PM EST
What is MINOCA? A Type of Heart Attack Mostly Affecting Women
Cedars-Sinai

Heart disease is the leading cause of death among women in the U.S., and a type of heart attack called myocardial infarction with non-obstructive coronary arteries (MINOCA), which predominantly affects women, is garnering increased attention.

Released: 30-Jan-2023 12:05 PM EST
Tweezers untangle chemotherapeutic’s impact on DNA
Cornell University

New Cornell research is providing a fresh view into the ways a common chemotherapy agent, etoposide, stalls and poisons the essential enzymes that allow cancer cells to flourish.

Newswise: Jamey Young: Then and Now / 2012 Early Career Award Winner
Released: 30-Jan-2023 12:00 PM EST
Jamey Young: Then and Now / 2012 Early Career Award Winner
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Engineering professor Jamey Young at Vanderbilt University is developing new strategies for engineering the metabolism of cyanobacteria. He is working to create “green cell factories” for producing renewable fuel compounds.

Released: 30-Jan-2023 11:05 AM EST
Moffitt Cancer Center Joins Weill Cornell Medicine and University of North Carolina to Improve HIV-Related Cancer Care Abroad
Moffitt Cancer Center

Moffitt Cancer Center, Weill Cornell Medicine and the University of North Carolina School of Medicine have received a $3.5 million, five-year grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to improve screening and preventative treatment of cervical cancer for women living with HIV in low-resource countries.

Newswise: Scientists Use SDSC’s Expanse to Advance Green Chemistry
Released: 30-Jan-2023 11:05 AM EST
Scientists Use SDSC’s Expanse to Advance Green Chemistry
University of California San Diego

Computational chemists reduce or eliminate hazardous materials by running simulations to develop fast, accurate models. MIT researchers use SDSC's supercomputer to explore the luminescent properties of iridium-centered phosphors.

Newswise: Cancer Survivors may be at Risk for Heart Disease
Released: 30-Jan-2023 11:05 AM EST
Cancer Survivors may be at Risk for Heart Disease
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

The bottom line: before, during and after cancer treatment, heart health is critical. Andrew M. Evens, DO, MBA, MSc, associate director for Clinical Services at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and medical director of the Oncology Service Line at RWJBarnabas Health, is a participating physician in the Cardio-Oncology Program at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the state’s leading cancer program, in partnership with RWJBarnabas Health, shares more on the topic.

Released: 30-Jan-2023 11:05 AM EST
Scientists develop more humane, environmentally friendly battery material
Argonne National Laboratory

Scientists have developed a new lithium-ion battery cathode that is free of cobalt, making it more attractive geopolitically.

Newswise: Cancer Prevention Experts Provide Top Tips for Reducing Cancer Risk
Released: 30-Jan-2023 11:05 AM EST
Cancer Prevention Experts Provide Top Tips for Reducing Cancer Risk
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Elisa V. Bandera, MD, PhD and Carolyn J. Heckman, PhD, co-leaders of the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the state’s only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, together with RWJBarnabas Health, share their top tips for cancer prevention during National Cancer Prevention Month.

Newswise: Sports-Related Sudden Cardiac Arrest Is Rare in Older Adults
Released: 30-Jan-2023 11:05 AM EST
Sports-Related Sudden Cardiac Arrest Is Rare in Older Adults
Cedars-Sinai

The annual incidence of sports-related sudden cardiac arrest in older adults is rare: 2 to 3 cases per 100,000 people.


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