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15-Jun-2021 12:25 PM EDT
Depression in Dads of Preemies Deserves More Attention
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

While postpartum depression in new mothers is well recognized and known to increase if the newborn requires intensive care, depression in new fathers has not received much attention. A large study, published in the journal Pediatrics, found that both parents with a baby in the NICU are at risk, with depression symptoms identified in 33 percent of mothers and 17 percent of fathers. Strikingly, the probability of reporting depression symptoms declined significantly for mothers but not for fathers after the baby came home.

Newswise: If You Ride an E-Scooter, Take Safety Precautions
Released: 17-Jun-2021 6:00 PM EDT
If You Ride an E-Scooter, Take Safety Precautions
Henry Ford Health System

DETROIT – As pandemic restrictions begin to loosen around the country and summer temperatures rise, more people will be moving about on public rideshare electric scooters. With that comes this warning: Ride with safety.A Henry Ford Health System study published in The Laryngoscope, shows that head and neck injuries caused by use of e-scooters have been on the rise since rideshare systems were introduced to the public in late 2017.

Newswise: Driving clean-energy research in the right direction
Released: 17-Jun-2021 5:50 PM EDT
Driving clean-energy research in the right direction
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Fuel cells, part of a promising path toward zero-emission vehicles, are making progress at overcoming some specific challenges on the road to powering heavy-duty vehicles.

11-Jun-2021 8:00 AM EDT
Many U.S. Patients with High Priority for Kidney Transplants Are Not Placed on the Transplant Waiting List
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Among U.S. adults with kidney failure, many of those who have the longest expected post-transplant survival are not being placed on the kidney transplant waiting list. • African Americans, patients lacking commercial health insurance, and those residing in lower income communities are less likely to be waitlisted.

Newswise: Mercy Medical Center’s Nursing Excellence Once Again Honored with Prestigious Magnet® Recognition
Released: 17-Jun-2021 4:55 PM EDT
Mercy Medical Center’s Nursing Excellence Once Again Honored with Prestigious Magnet® Recognition
Mercy Medical Center

Mercy Medical Center nurses and executive staff have received word that the 147-year-old Catholic hospital has re-earned the coveted “Magnet®” recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center® (ANCC).

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Released: 17-Jun-2021 4:40 PM EDT
When tyrannosaurs dominated, medium-sized predators disappeared
University of Maryland, College Park

New UMD study suggests that everywhere tyrannosaurs rose to dominance, their juveniles took over the ecological role of medium-sized carnivores

Released: 17-Jun-2021 4:15 PM EDT
UNC Researchers Lead Study of Diabetes Treatment of COVID-19 Patients
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Diabetes is one of the comorbidities most strongly associated with severe COVID-19 in the US, and data from early in the pandemic suggested individuals with type 2 diabetes faced twice the risk of death from COVID-19 and a greater risk of requiring hospitalization and intensive care. A new study shows best treatment options.

Released: 17-Jun-2021 4:10 PM EDT
Vaccination, Previous Infection, Protect Against COVID-19 gamma/P.1 Variant in Animal Model
University of Wisconsin-Madison

In a new study using variant virus recovered from one of the original travelers, researchers in the U.S. and Japan have found that vaccination with an mRNA vaccine induces antibody responses that would protect humans from infection with the gamma/P.1 variant.

Newswise: Tug-of-War Receptors Controlling Sour Taste Detection in Fruit Flies Sheds Light on Human Taste Biology
Released: 17-Jun-2021 3:35 PM EDT
Tug-of-War Receptors Controlling Sour Taste Detection in Fruit Flies Sheds Light on Human Taste Biology
Monell Chemical Senses Center

Monell researchers found that flies use two distinct types of gustatory (taste) receptor neurons (GRNs), which are analogous to taste receptor cells in mammals, to discriminate slightly from highly sour foods. One group of GRNs are maximally activated by low acidity, while the other group responds to high acidity.

Newswise: Physicist Wins Early Career Grant To Study Nuclear Physics, Quantum Phenomena
Released: 17-Jun-2021 3:25 PM EDT
Physicist Wins Early Career Grant To Study Nuclear Physics, Quantum Phenomena
Iowa State University

The U.S. Department of Energy has selected Iowa State's Srimoyee Sen for an early career award that will help her study nuclear physics and quantum phenomena. The research could lead to the discovery of new materials that could one day contribute to speedy quantum computing or other applications.

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Released: 17-Jun-2021 3:20 PM EDT
VIDEO AVAILABLE: Vaccines and Male Fertility Event for June 17, 2021
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This upcoming JAMA-published study examined whether the COVID-19 vaccine impacts male fertility.

Newswise: ‘Help Is On The Way’ For People With Psychosis
Released: 17-Jun-2021 3:15 PM EDT
‘Help Is On The Way’ For People With Psychosis
University of Washington School of Medicine

The federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration recently issued a statement calling cognitive behavioral therapy the standard of care for psychosis. “This is being called a 'watershed moment’ for advancing care for people with schizophrenia,” said lead author of the statement, a UW Medicine psychologist.

Released: 17-Jun-2021 3:10 PM EDT
Paciente da Mayo Clinic diz que graças à impressão 3D, “eles sabem quem eu sou: sou o vovô.”
Mayo Clinic

Em um piscar de olhos, tudo mudou para John Roby. A sensação de segurar firme o freio de mão, o entendimento do que estava para acontecer, a colisão inevitável entre a moto e o lado do passageiro de uma caminhonete.

Released: 17-Jun-2021 3:05 PM EDT
شهادة أحد المرضى في مايو كلينك: بفضل الطباعة ثلاثية الأبعاد، "أحفادي يعرفون من أنا- أنا جدهم"
Mayo Clinic

بالنسبة لجون روبي، كانت رحلة التعافي من إصابات وجهه ممكنة بفضل العمل الجماعي بين الجراحة التجميلية والأشعة باستخدام الطباعة ثلاثية الأبعاد. يمكن رؤية الدكتور شرف على يسار الصورة والدكتور موريس على يمينها.

Released: 17-Jun-2021 3:05 PM EDT
多亏了3D打印,“家人最终认出了我 —— 他们的祖父”,妙佑医疗国际(Mayo Clinic)的一位患者说道
Mayo Clinic

对于John Roby来说,当下一瞬间 —— 紧急握住手刹,轮胎强烈摩擦地面,意识到大难临头,紧接着摩托车和皮卡副驾驶位之间不可避免地碰撞 —— 全然改观他的人生。

Released: 17-Jun-2021 2:55 PM EDT
Gracias a la impresión tridimensional, «saben quién soy… soy el abuelo», dice un paciente de Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic

En un instante y mientras se aferraba a los frenos de mano, escuchaba rechinar las llantas y se percataba de que su motocicleta iba a chocar inevitablemente contra el lado del pasajero de una camioneta, todo cambió para John Roby.

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Released: 17-Jun-2021 2:05 PM EDT
War against climate change must include managed retreat – now
University of Delaware

Climate change will shape the future of coastal communities, with flood walls, elevated structures and possibly floating cities used to combat sea level rise. New research has found that managed retreat must be part of the solution now, and not a last resort.

Newswise: Trojan horses and tunneling nanotubes: Ebola virus research at Texas Biomed gets NIH funding boost
Released: 17-Jun-2021 2:05 PM EDT
Trojan horses and tunneling nanotubes: Ebola virus research at Texas Biomed gets NIH funding boost
Texas Biomedical Research Institute

Scientists have a general idea of how viruses invade and spread in the body, but the precise mechanisms are actually not well understood, especially when it comes to Ebola virus. Olena Shtanko, Ph.D., a Staff Scientist at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute (Texas Biomed), has received more than $1 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to explore different aspects of Ebola virus infection.

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Newswise: Study Adds to Evidence that Most Cancer Cells Grown in a Dish have Little in Common Genetically with Cancer Cells in People
Released: 17-Jun-2021 2:00 PM EDT
Study Adds to Evidence that Most Cancer Cells Grown in a Dish have Little in Common Genetically with Cancer Cells in People
Johns Hopkins Medicine

In a bid to find or refine laboratory research models for cancer that better compare with what happens in living people, Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists report they have developed a new computer-based technique showing that human cancer cells grown in culture dishes are the least genetically similar to their human sources.

17-Jun-2021 10:15 AM EDT
People With Back Pain Miss Far Fewer Workdays When They Receive Recommended Treatments
University of Utah Health

Medical guidelines help doctors understand the best way to treat health conditions. Surprisingly, many doctors do not adhere to them, and this is a problem, according to a new study. People with lower back pain injury miss 11 more days of work in a year when they only receive treatments for lower back pain that are not recommended by medical guidelines compared to people treated according to guidelines.

Newswise: Unraveling the Origin of Alzheimer’s Disease
16-Jun-2021 2:55 PM EDT
Unraveling the Origin of Alzheimer’s Disease
Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University researchers studying prions—misfolded proteins that cause lethal incurable diseases—have identified for the first time surface features of human prions responsible for their replication in the brain.

Released: 17-Jun-2021 1:50 PM EDT
How Cells “Read” Artificial Ingredients Tossed into Genetic Recipe
University of California San Diego Health

UC San Diego School of Medicine researchers discovered that the enzyme RNA polymerase II recognizes and transcribes artificially added base pairs in genetic code, a new insight that could help advance the development of new vaccines and medicines.

Released: 17-Jun-2021 1:50 PM EDT
Red meat consumption may promote DNA damage-assoc. mutation in colorectal cancer patients
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

Genetic mutations indicative of DNA damage were associated with high red meat consumption and increased cancer-related mortality in patients with colorectal cancer.

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Released: 17-Jun-2021 1:45 PM EDT
Changing a 2D Material’s Symmetry Can Unlock Its Promise
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

In research published today in Nature Nanotechnology, a team of materials scientists and engineers, led by Jian Shi, an associate professor of materials science and engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, used a strain gradient in order to break inversion symmetry, creating a novel optoelectronic phenomenon in the promising material molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) — for the first time.

Newswise: Saint Louis University Student Searches for Possible Origins of Life on Saturn’s Largest Moon
Released: 17-Jun-2021 1:35 PM EDT
Saint Louis University Student Searches for Possible Origins of Life on Saturn’s Largest Moon
Saint Louis University

Chemistry grad student Steven Skaggs was recently selected for funding by the Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST) program.

Released: 17-Jun-2021 1:30 PM EDT
Hackensack Meridian Doctors, Student Help Establish Way to Prioritize Surgeries During COVID-19 lockdown
Hackensack Meridian Health

The MeNTS method of prioritizing surgeries during the height of pandemic, developed by University of Chicago, helped procedures continue during time of need

Newswise: Study Shows Immunotherapy Drug Combination Improves Response in HER2-Negative Breast Cancer Including a Subset of Estrogen Receptor Positive Cancers
Released: 17-Jun-2021 1:15 PM EDT
Study Shows Immunotherapy Drug Combination Improves Response in HER2-Negative Breast Cancer Including a Subset of Estrogen Receptor Positive Cancers
Yale Cancer Center

In a new study by researchers at Yale Cancer Center, combining the immunotherapy drug durvalumab and PARP-inhibitor olaparib with chemotherapy improved response to treatment for women with high-risk, HER2-negative breast cancer, including a subset of estrogen receptor positive cancers.

Released: 17-Jun-2021 1:10 PM EDT
Chobani Scholars Program Supports Future NYS Dairy Leaders
Cornell University

Four undergraduates from New York state who are majoring in animal science each received $20,000 scholarships this past year through the Chobani Scholars Program, to help them achieve their dairy career ambitions across four years of study.

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Released: 17-Jun-2021 1:05 PM EDT
Simple urine test may help early detection of brain tumors
Nagoya University

A recent study by Nagoya University researchers revealed that microRNAs in urine could be a promising biomarker to diagnose brain tumors. Their findings, published in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, have indicated that regular urine tests could help early detection and treatment of brain tumors, possibly leading to improved patient survival.

Released: 17-Jun-2021 12:55 PM EDT
‘Nanodecoy’ Therapy Binds and Neutralizes SARS-CoV-2 Virus
North Carolina State University

Nanodecoys made from human lung spheroid cells (LSCs) can bind to and neutralize SARS-CoV-2, promoting viral clearance and reducing lung injury in a macaque model of COVID-19.

Newswise: California’s Top Autism and Special Education Law Firm Director James D. Peters III Featured in Lawyer Monthly Magazine
Released: 17-Jun-2021 12:55 PM EDT
California’s Top Autism and Special Education Law Firm Director James D. Peters III Featured in Lawyer Monthly Magazine
Special Education Law Division; Law Offices of Sheila C. Bayne

Q&A with Peters addresses class action suit to obtain services for children with special needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Released: 17-Jun-2021 12:50 PM EDT
Alpine plant spins its own flavonoid wool
University of Cambridge

Like the movie version of Spider-Man who shoots spider webs from holes in his wrists, a little alpine plant has been found to eject cobweb-like threads from tiny holes in specialised cells on its leaves.

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SLAS Announces Open Access Journal Publishing with Elsevier in 2022
SLAS

The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) is pleased to announce the transition of SLAS Discovery and SLAS Technology to a Gold Open Access publishing model as of January 1, 2022. SLAS will partner with Elsevier, which will make both journals available through its online platform, ScienceDirect, in turn, making articles instantly and easily accessible to scientific audiences worldwide.

Newswise: Beneficial Bacteria Can Be Restored to C-Section Babies at Birth
Released: 17-Jun-2021 12:25 PM EDT
Beneficial Bacteria Can Be Restored to C-Section Babies at Birth
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Babies born by cesarean section don’t have the same healthy bacteria as those born vaginally, but a Rutgers-led study for the first time finds that these natural bacteria can be restored.

Released: 17-Jun-2021 12:20 PM EDT
Texas A&M AgriLife Plant Breeding Programs Granted $1.75 million
Texas A&M AgriLife

Four Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Department of Soil and Crop Sciences plant breeding program development projects have been funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, NIFA. These programs are aimed at enhancing sorghum, corn, peanut and wheat cultivars for farmer use.

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Newswise: A New Rapid Assessment To Promote Climate-Informed Conservation and Nature-Based Solutions
Released: 17-Jun-2021 12:05 PM EDT
A New Rapid Assessment To Promote Climate-Informed Conservation and Nature-Based Solutions
Wildlife Conservation Society

A new article, published as a Perspective in the journal Conservation Science and Practice, introduces a rapid assessment framework that can be used as a guide to make conservation and nature-based solutions more robust to future climate.

Newswise: Engineered NK cells can eliminate glioblastoma stem cells
16-Jun-2021 5:35 PM EDT
Engineered NK cells can eliminate glioblastoma stem cells
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Preclinical research finds that glioblastoma stem cells can be targeted by NK cells, but they are able to evade immune attack by releasing TFG-β. Deleting the TFG-β receptor in NK cells renders them resistant to this and restores their anti-tumor activity.


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