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Newswise: Masks in the time of omicron — an infectious disease expert gives insider tips on mask selection
Released: 25-Jan-2022 5:30 PM EST
Masks in the time of omicron — an infectious disease expert gives insider tips on mask selection
Keck Medicine of USC

Masks in the time of omicron — an infectious disease expert gives insider tips on mask selection

21-Jan-2022 11:00 AM EST
Large Study Provides Reassurance that COVID-19 Vaccination Does Not Affect Fertility or Early Pregnancy
Mount Sinai Health System

Vaccination against COVID-19 did not affect fertility outcomes in patients undergoing in-vitro fertilization (IVF).

Released: 25-Jan-2022 4:10 PM EST
New funding enables enhanced tracking of COVID variants in wastewater
Argonne National Laboratory

A new grant from the Chicago Department of Public Health will help assess COVID spread through testing wastewater.

Newswise: Hungry yeast are tiny, living thermometers
Released: 25-Jan-2022 2:25 PM EST
Hungry yeast are tiny, living thermometers
University of Washington

University of Washington researchers report that a yeast cells can actively regulate a process called phase separation in one of their membranes, a process that helps cells send different types of signals and perform different types of work.

Newswise: A Ray of Light in a Dark Time for America’s Schools, Students & Families
Released: 25-Jan-2022 2:05 PM EST
A Ray of Light in a Dark Time for America’s Schools, Students & Families
CFES Brilliant Pathways

Learning loss, social emotional challenges and pandemic chaos have made the last two years the most disruptive in the history of American education. On a recent, raw January day, CFES Brilliant Pathways provided 1,280 sets of parents the tools to help their children get ready for higher education and careers and 450 students advice and inspiration to move down the pathway to college and career.

Released: 25-Jan-2022 2:05 PM EST
University of Miami presents a world premiere opera
University of Miami

The opera is based on "Il Gattopardo," one of the greatest literary works of the 20th century later adapted to a feature film considered one of the top films ever made.

Newswise: American Chemical Society names a chief operating officer
Released: 25-Jan-2022 2:00 PM EST
American Chemical Society names a chief operating officer
American Chemical Society (ACS)

The American Chemical Society today announced the establishment of a chief operating officer position, naming LaTrease Garrison as its inaugural COO. Garrison will provide leadership and direction for human resources, corporate development, membership, education and scientific advancement.

18-Jan-2022 2:35 PM EST
Hospitalization for COVID-19 linked to greater risk of later readmission or death
PLOS ONE

Large study in England suggests need for increased monitoring of COVID-19 patients after discharge.

Released: 25-Jan-2022 1:30 PM EST
Ripple effects: Flint water crisis has lasting health impacts on children
Cornell University

As many as a quarter of children in Flint, Michigan – approximately seven times the national average – may have experienced elevated blood lead levels after the city’s water crisis, and more children should have been screened, new Cornell University research finds.

Newswise: Including People with Disabilities in Clinical Research is Key to Reducing Health Inequality
Released: 25-Jan-2022 1:00 PM EST
Including People with Disabilities in Clinical Research is Key to Reducing Health Inequality
Johns Hopkins Medicine

For research to be applicable to all segments of the population, Swenor and her co-author, Jennifer Deal, Ph.D., M.H.S., assistant professor of epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, say that guidelines for including people in specific studies should avoid ruling out people with disabilities.

Released: 25-Jan-2022 12:55 PM EST
Rutgers Team Develops Rapid Screening Test for Omicron and Other SARS-CoV-2 Variants
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

A rapid test that detects all known COVID-19 variants, including the highly transmissible Omicron variant, has been developed by researchers at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.

Newswise: Michigan Medicine receives $10M to rename critical care institute after field’s pioneer, Dr. Max Harry Weil
Released: 25-Jan-2022 12:40 PM EST
Michigan Medicine receives $10M to rename critical care institute after field’s pioneer, Dr. Max Harry Weil
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Michigan Medicine announced it will rename its critical care research institute after Dr. Max Harry Weil, a father of critical care medicine who helped establish the modern-day ICU, to recognize his family’s $10 million donation for advancing research and innovation.

Newswise: Supercomputing exposes potential pathways for inhibiting COVID-19
Released: 25-Jan-2022 12:40 PM EST
Supercomputing exposes potential pathways for inhibiting COVID-19
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

To explore the inner workings of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, or SARS-CoV-2, researchers from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory developed a novel technique.

Released: 25-Jan-2022 12:35 PM EST
Binghamton and Cornell collaboration to receive $1.6 million federal grant to attract international businesses to Southern Tier
Binghamton University, State University of New York

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer announced a $1.6 million federal grant from the Economic Development Administration to Binghamton University to develop the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator’s Soft Landing Program to attract international companies interested in locating to the U.S. and establishing operations in the Southern Tier and throughout Upstate New York.

Newswise: NIH study classifies vision loss and retinal changes in Stargardt disease
Released: 25-Jan-2022 12:30 PM EST
NIH study classifies vision loss and retinal changes in Stargardt disease
NIH, National Eye Institute (NEI)

National Eye Institute researchers developed and validated an artificial-intelligence-based method to evaluate patients with Stargardt, an eye disease that can lead to childhood vision loss. The method quantifies disease-related loss of light-sensing retina cells, yielding information for monitoring patients, understanding genetic causes of the disease, and developing therapies to treat it.

Newswise:Video Embedded model-town-to-help-high-school-students-understand-value-of-masks-other-covid-mitigation-approaches
VIDEO
Released: 25-Jan-2022 12:25 PM EST
Model town to help high school students understand value of masks, other COVID mitigation approaches
University of Delaware

University of Delaware researchers have created an online model town to educate high school students about the value of COVID mitigation strategies, such as wearing masks and social distancing. The research, known as Project Darien, is funded through the National Science Foundation's COVID-specific RAPID Response Research Program.

Released: 25-Jan-2022 12:20 PM EST
What drives vaccine hesitancy?
University of Delaware

University of Delaware researchers have looked at how targeted and strategic messaging can cut through the confusion and misinformation about vaccines. The professors and graduate students investigated how age, education and attitudes influence behavior and affect public health during the pandemic.

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Newswise: More than 110 Dana-Farber affiliated faculty named as 2022 Top Doctors in Boston Magazine
Released: 25-Jan-2022 12:05 PM EST
More than 110 Dana-Farber affiliated faculty named as 2022 Top Doctors in Boston Magazine
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Boston magazine has named more than 110 physicians affiliated with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to its annual "Top Doctors" guide.

Released: 25-Jan-2022 12:00 PM EST
Human amniotic epithelial cell transplantation improves scar remodeling in a rabbit model of acute vocal fold injury: a pilot study
Stem Cell Research & Therapy

To gain insight into the molecular mechanisms underlying the early stages of vocal fold extracellular matrix (ECM) remodeling after a mid-membranous injury resulting from the use of human amniotic epithelial c...

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Newswise: UCI online criminology master’s program is again ranked No. 1 by U.S. News
Released: 25-Jan-2022 11:55 AM EST
UCI online criminology master’s program is again ranked No. 1 by U.S. News
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., Jan. 25, 2022 — The University of California, Irvine Master of Advanced Study in criminology, law & society has been named the nation’s best online criminal justice master’s program by U.S. News & World Report for the third year in a row. The 2022 rankings also mark the fifth consecutive year in which the UCI program has placed in the top three.

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Newswise: USDA program encourages Rosebud youth to pursue careers in agriculture
Released: 25-Jan-2022 11:35 AM EST
USDA program encourages Rosebud youth to pursue careers in agriculture
South Dakota State University

South Dakota State University researchers are partnering with Sicangu Community Development Corporation and the Rosebud Economic Development Corporation to increase enrollment in science courses and to encourage students to pursue careers in science and agriculture.

Released: 25-Jan-2022 11:05 AM EST
New condom could boost use, study finds
Ohio State University

A condom designed to increase sexual pleasure has the potential to increase protected sex and decrease sexually transmitted infections, a new study suggests. The new condom, called CSD500 and not currently available in the United States, includes a gel designed to enhance erection firmness, size and duration. The randomized, controlled study led by researchers at The Ohio State University compared CSD500 to standard condoms, and both men and women in the test condom group reported greater enjoyment.

Newswise: Study Finds Minorities Who Most Need New Diabetes Medications Aren't Getting Them
Released: 25-Jan-2022 11:00 AM EST
Study Finds Minorities Who Most Need New Diabetes Medications Aren't Getting Them
Johns Hopkins Medicine

In a study published Jan. 24 in The Lancet Regional Health – Americas, Scott Pilla, M.D., M.H.S., an assistant professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Ahmed Elhussein, M.P.H, Jeanne Clark, M.D., M.P.H and their colleagues conducted a study to determine how often patients of different racial or ethnic groups started newer diabetes medications.

24-Jan-2022 3:00 AM EST
New Study Validates Benefits of Convalescent Plasma for Some COVID-19 Patients
NYU Langone Health

Transfusions of blood plasma donated by people who have already recovered from infection with the pandemic virus may help other patients hospitalized with COVID-19, a new international study shows.

Newswise: Most “Pathogenic” Genetic Variants Have a Low Risk of Causing Disease
21-Jan-2022 2:05 PM EST
Most “Pathogenic” Genetic Variants Have a Low Risk of Causing Disease
Mount Sinai Health System

Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai discovered that the chance a pathogenic genetic variant may actually cause a disease is relatively low - about 7 percent. They also found that some variants, such as those associated with breast cancer, are linked to a wide range of risks for disease. The results could alter the way the risks associated with these variants are reported, and one day, help guide the way physicians interpret genetic testing results.

Newswise: How Big Does Your Quantum Computer Need to Be?
21-Jan-2022 10:20 AM EST
How Big Does Your Quantum Computer Need to Be?
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Researchers in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands decided to explore two very different quantum problems: breaking the encryption of Bitcoin and simulating the molecule responsible for biological nitrogen fixation. In AVS Quantum Science, they describe a tool they created to determine how big a quantum computer needs to be to solve problems like these and how long it will take. "We explored how to best take advantage of [the] ability to connect distant qubits, with the aim of solving problems in less time with fewer qubits," said Mark Webber, of the University of Sussex.

Newswise: Simulations Shed Significant Light on Janus Particles
20-Jan-2022 8:05 AM EST
Simulations Shed Significant Light on Janus Particles
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

In Physics of Fluids, researchers use dissipative particle dynamics simulations to examine the translational diffusion of Janus nanoparticles at the interface between two immiscible fluids. The simulations shed light on the dynamic behavior of the nanoparticles at a water-oil interface, and the work reveals a strong influence of their shape on their orientation at the interface as well as on their mobility. In theory, these findings imply the geometrical characteristics of Janus particles can be modified without their surface chemistries becoming altered to produce either stable or unstable emulsions.

Newswise: Simulation Models Exercise, Age Effects on Plaque Formation in Arteries
19-Jan-2022 1:20 PM EST
Simulation Models Exercise, Age Effects on Plaque Formation in Arteries
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

In Physics of Fluids, engineers from China use fluid dynamics simulations to study the effect of exercise at various ages on plaque formation in the arteries. The authors considered two arterial geometries, one with a bulging outer artery and the other without, and modeled the effect of exercise and age on blood flow. To model exercise, the authors digitized blood flow measurements from individuals in three age groups and used these flowrates as input to their computational model.

Newswise: Peter Lindstrom: Then and Now / 2011 Early Career Award Winner
Released: 25-Jan-2022 10:55 AM EST
Peter Lindstrom: Then and Now / 2011 Early Career Award Winner
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Peter Lindstrom is the project leader at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Center for Applied Scientific Computing, where he develops efficient ways to avoid bottlenecks while moving data.

Newswise: FAU Online Programs Move Up in ‘U.S. News & World Report’ Rankings
Released: 25-Jan-2022 10:40 AM EST
FAU Online Programs Move Up in ‘U.S. News & World Report’ Rankings
Florida Atlantic University

FAU's online master’s in nursing programs are ranked No. 20 in the nation for 2022 by U.S. News & World Report, rising from No. 32 in 2021. In addition, FAU’s online master’s in educational administration and supervision is ranked No. 13 in the nation this year, climbing from No. 19 in last year’s rankings. FAU’s online master’s business programs (non-MBA) also rose to No. 41 in this year’s rankings, up from No. 45 in 2021.

Released: 25-Jan-2022 10:25 AM EST
Beth Israel Lahey Health and Cape Cod Healthcare Announce Affiliation Plans to Enhance and Expand Local Access to Care
Beth Israel Lahey Health

Beth Israel Lahey Health and Cape Cod Healthcare announced plans for a broad affiliation that will expand access to comprehensive care for patients, families and visitors on Cape Cod in Massachusetts.

Released: 25-Jan-2022 10:25 AM EST
Forward-thinking gym lifts weights, shifts attitudes
University at Buffalo

A gym in Boston, Massachusetts, with an inventive vocational path that prepares students to work as personal trainers serves as a telling example for how community-based programs can develop anti-racism practices within organizations that contribute to the cultivation of racial unity, according to a paper published by a University at Buffalo Social Work researcher.

Newswise: Toni Kutchan, PhD Elected First Female President of the Academy of Science St. Louis
Released: 25-Jan-2022 10:05 AM EST
Toni Kutchan, PhD Elected First Female President of the Academy of Science St. Louis
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Toni Kutchan, PhD, was elected President of the Board of Trustees of the Academy of Science St. Louis.

22-Jan-2022 8:05 AM EST
Depression and Drinking In American Indian Adolescents: The Importance of Family Factors
Research Society on Alcoholism

A study in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research has underscored the importance of family in protecting against alcohol use among American Indian adolescents, especially those struggling with depression.

Released: 25-Jan-2022 9:55 AM EST
Study Reveals Fourfold Range in Rates of Mental Health Problems Among U.S. Children Based on Relational and Social Risks
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

The analysis, based on 2016-2019 data survey responses covering nearly 132,000 children ages 3 to 17, examined the complex interplay between common mental health problems among children, social and relational health risks, and protective factors. 

Newswise: Finding a link between emissions taxes and R&D investments
Released: 25-Jan-2022 9:55 AM EST
Finding a link between emissions taxes and R&D investments
Iowa State University

After analyzing roughly 33,500 manufacturing firms across 18 countries, researchers found a strong, clear link between high emissions taxes and substantial investments in research and development.

Released: 25-Jan-2022 9:50 AM EST
CHOP Researchers Develop New Clinical Diagnostic Test to Identify Genetic Sources of Mitochondrial Disease
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Researchers have developed a comprehensive sequencing test specifically for mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). This new clinical diagnostic test provides important information as to whether and to what level variations in the mtDNA are present in different tissues from a patient with suspected mitochondrial disease, leading to more precise diagnosis and more personalized treatment options.

Newswise: Young Sexual Minority Men and Transgender Women Are at Higher Risk of Transactional Sex
Released: 25-Jan-2022 9:30 AM EST
Young Sexual Minority Men and Transgender Women Are at Higher Risk of Transactional Sex
Johns Hopkins Medicine

About a fifth of young sexual minority males and transgender females are estimated to be engaging in transactional, or survival sex, according to results of a new survey study by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers.

Newswise:Video Embedded visualization-explores-a-massive-star-s-great-eruption
VIDEO
Released: 25-Jan-2022 9:00 AM EST
Visualization Explores A Massive Star's Great Eruption
Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

This new astronomical visualization from NASA's Universe of Learning showcases the multiwavelength emissions and three-dimensional structures surrounding Eta Carinae, one of the most massive and eruptive stars in our galaxy.

Released: 25-Jan-2022 9:00 AM EST
Endocrine Society launches reinvigorated patient outreach program
Endocrine Society

To reach larger audiences of individuals with endocrine conditions, particularly those in underserved communities, the Endocrine Society is expanding its in-person health education events and launching a new consumer health education web presence.

24-Jan-2022 5:10 PM EST
AATS and STS Release New Clinical Practice Guideline for Managing Patients with Type B Aortic Dissection
American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)

Experts from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) and the American Association of Thoracic Surgery (AATS) have compiled current guidelines with which to approach patients with type B aortic dissection.

21-Jan-2022 6:05 AM EST
New Practice Guideline Addresses Diagnosis, Treatment of Type B Aortic Dissection
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) and the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) released a new clinical practice guideline that includes major recommendations for managing patients with type B aortic dissection (TBAD). The guideline was published online in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery and The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.


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