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Hate Sites Using the Wider Abortion Argument to Spread Racism and Extremism
Taylor & Francis

White supremacists are using the debate around women’s reproductive rights to promote racist and extremist agendas, finds a new study released today – following news on Friday that millions of women in the US will lose the constitutional right to abortion.

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Newswise: Wastewater Surveillance for COVID-19: It’s Complicated
Released: 28-Jun-2022 2:25 PM EDT
Wastewater Surveillance for COVID-19: It’s Complicated
Tufts University

Elena Naumova, professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, explains wastewater surveillance and testing, the underlying process and the pros and cons of its use.

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Newswise: Variability in Total Cost of Vehicle Ownership Across Vehicle and User Profiles
Released: 28-Jun-2022 2:20 PM EDT
Variability in Total Cost of Vehicle Ownership Across Vehicle and User Profiles
Tsinghua University Press

The widespread penetration of electric vehicles (EVs) has emerged as the leading technological pathway for cutting levels of carbon emissions from road transport activity.

Released: 28-Jun-2022 2:10 PM EDT
Seismic Noise Analysis Could Help Monitor Potential Hazards in Active Mine
Seismological Society of America (SSA)

An active underground mine can be a seismically noisy environment, full of signals generated by heavy machinery at work and induced seismicity.

Newswise: UIC’s Social Justice Initiative Portal Project Awarded $1.5M Grant
Released: 28-Jun-2022 2:05 PM EDT
UIC’s Social Justice Initiative Portal Project Awarded $1.5M Grant
University of Illinois Chicago

The Marguerite Casey Foundation supports leaders, scholars and initiatives focused on shifting the balance of power in society

Released: 28-Jun-2022 2:05 PM EDT
Increasing Heat Waves Affect Up to Half a Billion People
University of Gothenburg

Climate change is a reality and extremely high temperatures have been reported by India and Pakistan in the spring.

Released: 28-Jun-2022 2:05 PM EDT
Interrupting the Treatment of Vulnerable People on Immune-Suppressing Medicines, Doubles Their Antibody Response to COVID-19 Booster Vaccination
University of Nottingham

A major clinical trial, led by experts at the University of Nottingham working in partnership with several Universities and NHS hospitals, has found that by interrupting the treatment of vulnerable people on long-term immune supressing medicines for two weeks after a COVID-19 booster vaccination, their antibody response to the jab is doubled.

Released: 28-Jun-2022 2:05 PM EDT
Association Between Children Conceived via Infertility Treatments and Education and Mental Health Outcomes
University College London

Children conceived through medically assisted reproduction (MAR) fare better at school but are slightly more likely to have mental health problems by their late teens, finds a new study led by researchers at UCL and the University of Helsinki.

Released: 28-Jun-2022 2:05 PM EDT
In the Near Future, Unprecedented Drought Conditions Are Projected to Be More Frequent and Consecutive in Certain Regions
National Institute for Environmental Studies

For a successful climate change strategy, it is crucial to understand how the impacts of global warming may evolve over time.

Newswise: Single-Atom Tractor Beams Power Chemical Catalysis
Released: 28-Jun-2022 2:05 PM EDT
Single-Atom Tractor Beams Power Chemical Catalysis
University of Cambridge

By trapping light into tiny gaps only a few atoms wide, a team from the NanoPhotonics Centre has magnified optical forces a thousand-fold, strong enough to force atoms into positions that drive chemical reactions more efficiently.

Released: 28-Jun-2022 2:05 PM EDT
How Climate Change Is Affecting Extreme Weather Events Around the World - New Study
Institute of Physics (IOP) Publishing

Attribution science has led to major advances in linking the impacts of extreme weather and human-induced climate change, but large gaps in the published research still conceal the full extent of climate change damage, warns a new study released today in the first issue of Environmental Research: Climate, a new academic journal published by IOP Publishing.

Released: 28-Jun-2022 2:05 PM EDT
Robotic Arms Connected Directly to Brain of Partially Paralyzed Man Allows Him to Feed Himself
Frontiers

Two robotic arms – a fork in one hand, a knife in the other – flank a seated man, who sits in front of a table, with a piece of cake on a plate.

Released: 28-Jun-2022 1:50 PM EDT
Migraine Treatment Device Maker CEFALY Technology Streamlines Subscription Experience With Ordergroove
Cefaly Technology

CEFALY Technology has partnered with Ordergroove, the leader in Relationship Commerce, to offer an upgraded electrode subscription experience to its customers.

Released: 28-Jun-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Common Antiretroviral Drug Improves Cognition in Mouse Model of Down Syndrome
Center for Genomic Regulation

Lamivudine, a commonly-used antiretroviral drug for treating HIV, improves cognition in a mouse model of Down syndrome, according to the findings of a joint new study by researchers at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) and the IrsiCaixa AIDS Research Institute, a centre jointly promoted by the "la Caixa" Foundation and the Department of Health of the Generalitat de Catalunya. The research is published today in the Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine.

Released: 28-Jun-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Maryland Smith’s Blockchain Business Imperative Open for New Cohort
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Launched in January 2022, the six-week synchronous online certificate program starts again July 11, 2022. It focuses on blockchain and its potential economic impact across industries. It's also designed to help leaders identify how blockchain can enable them to innovate and drive growth in their businesses.

Newswise: Highly Antibiotic-Resistant Strain of MRSA That Arose in Pigs Can Jump to Humans
Released: 28-Jun-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Highly Antibiotic-Resistant Strain of MRSA That Arose in Pigs Can Jump to Humans
University of Cambridge

A new study has found that a highly antibiotic-resistant strain of the superbug MRSA – methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus – has emerged in livestock in the last 50 years, probably due to widespread antibiotic use in pig farming.

Newswise: Who Trusts Gene-Edited Foods? New Study Gauges Public Acceptance
Released: 28-Jun-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Who Trusts Gene-Edited Foods? New Study Gauges Public Acceptance
Iowa State University

Researchers at ISU surveyed a nationally representative sample of 2,000 U.S. residents to gauge public acceptance of gene-edited foods. Social factors like food beliefs and trust in institutions played a big role in the participants' willingness to eat or actively avoid products made with gene-editing technologies.

Released: 28-Jun-2022 12:05 PM EDT
Un experto nos comparte sugerencias para evitar lesiones en los deportes que se juegan con «palos» o raquetas
Mayo Clinic

Aquel dolor de la muñeca en el lado opuesto al pulgar y conocido como dolor cubital de la muñeca es la causa frecuente de un dolor debilitante en los deportistas que usan «palos» o raquetas para practicar deportes como tenis, golf, hockey y lacrosse.

Newswise: CSU Community Shows Out for Hill Day
Released: 28-Jun-2022 12:05 PM EDT
CSU Community Shows Out for Hill Day
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Students, employees and CSU leadership came together to advocate for doubling the maximum Pell Grant and federal support for undocumented students, among other priorities.

Released: 28-Jun-2022 12:05 PM EDT
专家分享预防“挥杆”和球拍类运动受伤的技巧
Mayo Clinic

尽管运动对身体有好处,但是一些运动对手和手腕的影响特别大。与拇指相对一侧的手腕疼痛称为腕尺侧疼痛,是导致一些“挥杆”或球拍类运动(如网球、高尔夫球、冰球和长曲棍球)的运动员疼痛不堪,无法继续比赛的常见原因。

Released: 28-Jun-2022 12:05 PM EDT
Expert Says Financial Technologies Can Help Address Climate Change
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

“Financial technologies offer great promise to tackle climate change and provide pathways for developing sustainable economies,” says Aparna Gupta, co-director of the Center for Research toward Advancing Financial Technologies, the first-ever fintech research center backed by the National Science Foundation.

Released: 28-Jun-2022 12:05 PM EDT
Especialista compartilha dicas para prevenir lesões em esportes de tacos e raquetes
Mayo Clinic

A dor na lateral do punho do lado oposto ao polegar, chamada de dor na borda ulnar do punho, é uma causa comum de dor debilitante em atletas que praticam esportes que usam tacos ou raquetes, como tênis, golfe, hóquei e lacrosse.

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Released: 28-Jun-2022 11:05 AM EDT
CoVPN Trial: Novavax’s Traditional COVID-19 Vaccine Correlates to Strong Antibody Response, Protection Against SARS-CoV-2
Covid-19 Prevention Network (CoVPN)

A new analysis of the Novavax PREVENT-19 clinical trial concluded that this recombinant protein vaccine produced an antibody response comparable to mRNA vaccines and, if authorized, could help bolster global vaccine supplies. This is the first study to directly support antibody correlates of protection for a recombinant protein COVID-19 vaccine.

Newswise: Small Business Tests Promising New Battery at Idaho National Laboratory
Released: 28-Jun-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Small Business Tests Promising New Battery at Idaho National Laboratory
Idaho National Laboratory (INL)

Researchers are working to find an alternative to lithium-ion batteries that, despite their use in everything from smartphones to electric vehicles, have some disadvantages, especially their relatively low energy density compared to gasoline.

Newswise: The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research Expands Partnership with The Johns Hopkins University to Accelerate Groundbreaking Immunotherapy Research
Released: 28-Jun-2022 11:00 AM EDT
The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research Expands Partnership with The Johns Hopkins University to Accelerate Groundbreaking Immunotherapy Research
Johns Hopkins Medicine

The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research and the Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy (BKI) announced today a new $10 million commitment at The Johns Hopkins University to fund novel work and advance immunotherapy research to provide lifesaving breakthroughs to people with cancer.

Newswise: Electrospinning Promises Major Improvements in Wearable Technology
24-Jun-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Electrospinning Promises Major Improvements in Wearable Technology
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

In APL Bioengineering, researchers from Tufts University examine some of the latest advances in wearable electronic devices and systems being developed using electrospinning – the fabrication of nanofibers with tunable properties from a polymer base – and showcase the many advantages electrospun materials have over conventional bulk materials. Their high surface-to-volume ratio endows them with enhanced porosity and breathability, which is important for long-term wearability, and with the appropriate blend of polymers, they can achieve superior biocompatibility.

Newswise: Defining Plasma Dose for Potential Future Cancer Treatments
23-Jun-2022 1:55 PM EDT
Defining Plasma Dose for Potential Future Cancer Treatments
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Chinese researchers may have found a new approach to treat cancer by using a plasma treatment to induce apoptosis, without any obvious side effect to normal cells. A plasma-activated medium (PAM) can be treated as a drug, with a dose-effect relationship. In Physics of Plasmas, the scientists' definition of a plasma dose, the equivalent total oxidation potential (ETOP), can be used for PAM to reveal the plasma dose-response relationship for different cell types.

23-Jun-2022 12:15 PM EDT
Immune Molecules From a Llama Could Provide Protection Against a Vast Array of SARS-like Viruses Including COVID-19, Researchers Say
Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai-led researchers have shown that tiny, robust immune particles derived from the blood of a llama could provide strong protection against every COVID-19 variant, including Omicron, and 18 similar viruses.

Newswise: Update Noise Regulations to Protect Seals, Porpoises
22-Jun-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Update Noise Regulations to Protect Seals, Porpoises
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

In The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, scientists in Denmark review recent experiments and find noise regulations may need to be changed to protect porpoises, seals, and other sea-dwelling mammals. Current guidance for seals and porpoises is based on few measurements in a limited frequency range; the guidance is still valid for these frequencies, but investigators found substantial deviations in recent studies of the impact of low frequency noise on seals and high frequency noise on porpoises.

Newswise: Microfluidic-Based Soft Robotic Prosthetics Promise Relief for Diabetic Amputees
21-Jun-2022 11:00 AM EDT
Microfluidic-Based Soft Robotic Prosthetics Promise Relief for Diabetic Amputees
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

In Biomicrofluidics, scientists reveal their development of a new type of prosthetic using microfluidics-enabled soft robotics that promises to greatly reduce skin ulcerations and pain in patients who have had an amputation between the ankle and knee. They started with a recent device that uses pneumatic actuators and miniaturized the actuators by designing a microfluidic chip with 10 integrated pneumatic valves to control each actuator. The control box is small and light enough to be worn as part of the prosthesis.

Newswise: Keck Medicine of USC names Ekta Vyas, PhD, chief human resources officer
Released: 28-Jun-2022 10:50 AM EDT
Keck Medicine of USC names Ekta Vyas, PhD, chief human resources officer
Keck Medicine of USC

Keck Medicine of USC names Ekta Vyas, PhD, chief human resources officer

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Released: 28-Jun-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Children’s Mental Health Visits to Emergency Departments Increased During COVID-19 Pandemic
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

In the Chicago area, pediatric mental health Emergency Department (ED) visits increased 27 percent at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, followed by a 4 percent increase monthly through February 2021, according to a study from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago published in the journal Academic Pediatrics. The authors found increased ED visits for suicide, self-injury and disruptive behaviors, as well as higher admission rates for these children.

Newswise: Indiana University establishes Kinsey-Kelley Center for Gender Equity in Business
Released: 28-Jun-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Indiana University establishes Kinsey-Kelley Center for Gender Equity in Business
Indiana University

A new research center at Indiana University will address issues of gender inequity, sexual misconduct and sexual harassment in the workplace, through an innovative partnership between the Kinsey Institute and the Kelley School of Business. The Kinsey-Kelley Center for Gender Equity in Business is another example of how IU strives to imagine, define and implement creative solutions for major social problems, including those highlighted by the #MeToo movement.

Released: 28-Jun-2022 10:00 AM EDT
American Academy of Dermatology Survey Shows Gen Z Sun Protection, Tanning Knowledge Lacking
American Academy of Dermatology

A recent American Academy of Dermatology survey of more than 1,000 U.S. adults revealed that many Generation Z adults, ages 18-25, are not aware of the dangers of overexposure to the sun and are not protecting themselves from it. Ahead of the Fourth of July weekend, the AAD is setting the record straight about common misconceptions about tanning and encouraging everyone to practice safe sun to decrease their risk for skin cancer and premature aging skin.

Newswise: New Machine Learning Technique Shows How Drugs Can Be Repurposed
Released: 28-Jun-2022 9:25 AM EDT
New Machine Learning Technique Shows How Drugs Can Be Repurposed
Penn State College of Medicine

A new machine learning method to model gene expression levels might improve the identification of genes that cause human diseases, according to a new study by Penn State College of Medicine researchers.

Released: 28-Jun-2022 9:00 AM EDT
Drug Repurposing Identifies New Candidates to Treat Mesothelioma
Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

A group of researchers, led by Antonio Giordano, M.D., Ph.D., Director and Founder of the Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO), Temple University, in collaboration with Stefano Landi, Ph.D.,. Chair of Genetics at University of Pisa, Italy, have identified potential novel drug candidates for the treatment of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma (MPM).

Newswise: Trace Genomics Joins the International Phytobiomes Alliance
Released: 28-Jun-2022 9:00 AM EDT
Trace Genomics Joins the International Phytobiomes Alliance
International Phytobiomes Alliance

Trace Genomics has joined the International Phytobiomes Alliance as a sponsoring partner, both organizations announced today.

Newswise: Adult Cancer Survivors Have Higher Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Than Those Without Cancer, Study Shows
28-Jun-2022 9:00 AM EDT
Adult Cancer Survivors Have Higher Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Than Those Without Cancer, Study Shows
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Adult survivors of cancer have a higher risk of heart failure and other cardiovascular diseases (CVD) later in life than adults without cancer, according to results of a large study led by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers.

21-Jun-2022 9:00 AM EDT
Text Messaging Can Help Reduce Hazardous Drinking Among Older Adults
Research Society on Alcoholism

Older adults – those more than 50 years of age – who consume alcohol beyond healthy drinking guidelines are a growing public health concern. A new study has found that using text messaging can help reduce drinking among this population. These findings will be shared at the 45th annual scientific meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) in Orlando, Florida.

21-Jun-2022 9:00 AM EDT
Mistaken views of peer drinking can increase risk of dating violence among LGBTQIA2S+ teens
Research Society on Alcoholism

Research shows that adolescents and young adults frequently overestimate the extent to which their peers drink alcohol, and that these overestimations increase risk for problem drinking behaviors, as well as dating violence. A recent study found that LGBTQIA2S+* teens likewise overestimate the frequency and quantity of alcohol use of other LGBTQIA2S+ teens, but also drink alcohol and experience dating violence at disproportionately higher rates than heterosexual, cisgender teens.

21-Jun-2022 9:00 AM EDT
COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders served to decrease adolescent drinking
Research Society on Alcoholism

During the COVID-19 pandemic, policy interventions designed to reduce the virus’ spread included shelter-in-place (SIP) orders and phased “reopenings” of public spaces. Knowing that adult alcohol and substance use generally rose during the pandemic due to factors such as stress, boredom, worsening mental health, and increased alcohol availability, a new study sought to understand the impact of SIPs and reopenings on adolescent alcohol use in California. Analysis shows SIP decreased frequency of alcohol use. Also, compliance with SIP orders was associated with decreased frequency and quantity of use.

Newswise: Seat Assignments Drive Friendships Among Elementary School Children
Released: 28-Jun-2022 8:30 AM EDT
Seat Assignments Drive Friendships Among Elementary School Children
Florida Atlantic University

Most teachers focus on academic considerations when assigning seats. A new study is the first to show that these classroom seat assignments also have important implications for children’s friendships and the enormous influence that teachers wield over the interpersonal lives of children.

Newswise: Thin-film Photovoltaic Technology Combines Efficiency and Versatility
Released: 28-Jun-2022 8:05 AM EDT
Thin-film Photovoltaic Technology Combines Efficiency and Versatility
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Stacking solar cells increases their efficiency. Working with partners in the EU-funded PERCISTAND project, researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have produced perovskite/CIS tandem solar cells with an efficiency of nearly 25 percent – the highest value achieved thus far with this technology. Moreover, this combination of materials is light and versatile, making it possible to envision the use of these tandem solar cells in vehicles, portable equipment, and devices that can be folded or rolled up. The researchers present their results in the journal ACS Energy Letters (DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.2c00707)

Released: 28-Jun-2022 8:05 AM EDT
Get ready for hurricane season by downloading the “Homeowners Handbook to Prepare for Natural Disasters”
Gulf of Mexico Alliance

NOAA has forecasted a more active than usual hurricane season this year. Are you prepared?

Newswise: Landmark international conference announced to help end plastic pollution
Released: 28-Jun-2022 8:05 AM EDT
Landmark international conference announced to help end plastic pollution
University of Portsmouth

A global gathering of plastic experts is taking place in Portsmouth this autumn.


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