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Released: 8-Feb-2023 5:15 PM EST
Review calls for a refreshed look at clinical approach to heart muscle disorder
Queen Mary University of London

The heart’s main pumping chamber – the lower left ventricle – contains pieces of muscle called trabeculations that extend into it. Excessive trabeculation, often referred to as non-compacted myocardium, has been described at all ages, from fetus to adult.

Newswise: Echoes of ancient curse tablets identified in the Book of Revelation
Released: 8-Feb-2023 5:05 PM EST
Echoes of ancient curse tablets identified in the Book of Revelation
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

Descriptions and phrases used in the Revelation of John are similar in terminology to those appearing on curse tablets produced in antiquity and the associated sorcery rituals.

Newswise: Single-dose treatment reduces risk of COVID-19 hospitalization by half for high-risk patients in a largely vaccinated population
8-Feb-2023 12:20 PM EST
Single-dose treatment reduces risk of COVID-19 hospitalization by half for high-risk patients in a largely vaccinated population
University Health Network (UHN)

A single-dose of the antiviral drug peginterferon lambda reduced by half the risk of hospitalization or a visit to the Emergency Department due to COVID-19, according to a study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine.

7-Feb-2023 3:05 PM EST
New Formulation of FDA-Approved Drug Shows Encouraging Results for Treating a Common Itch Condition
Mount Sinai Health System

Notalgia paresthetica is a common and underdiagnosed condition characterized by a persistent itch in the upper back. To date, there are no FDA-approved treatments specifically targeting this disorder. But a new study, published in the NEJM, suggests that patients with the disorder could potentially get relief with oral difelikefalin.

Released: 8-Feb-2023 4:55 PM EST
Fine particles in the air associated with higher blood pressure in London teens
King's College London

A study of adolescents aged 11-16 in London has found long-term exposure to PM2.5 is associated with higher blood pressure, with stronger associations seen in girls.

Released: 8-Feb-2023 4:20 PM EST
Medical Societies Call Texas Federal Court Surprise Billing Case Ruling A Victory for Patients and Providers
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), American College of Radiology (ACR), and American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) are pleased that a Texas federal court ruled Feb. 6 in favor of the Texas Medical Association’s (TMA) second legal challenge to the improper implementation of the No Surprises Act (NSA).

Newswise: Mentors Matter: Championing the Future STEM Workforce
Released: 8-Feb-2023 4:15 PM EST
Mentors Matter: Championing the Future STEM Workforce
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Isidro Garcia flourishes in his STEM career through internships and mentoring.

Released: 8-Feb-2023 4:10 PM EST
Can I come, too? How tourism can include people whose health conditions usually keep them at home
Edith Cowan University

Following the disruption of COVID-19, the global tourism industry has largely opened up again; however, travelling remains a serious challenge for a large group of people.

Newswise: Salisbury University President Lepre Outlines Goals in Inaugural State of the University Address
Released: 8-Feb-2023 4:05 PM EST
Salisbury University President Lepre Outlines Goals in Inaugural State of the University Address
Salisbury University

Increasing enrollment, enhancing national rankings, expanding diversity and inclusion leadership, and exploring the creation of new academic pathways are some of the key initiatives Salisbury University President Carolyn Ringer Lepre announced during her inaugural State of the University address.

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Newswise: Marine reserves unlikely to restore marine ecosystems
Released: 8-Feb-2023 4:00 PM EST
Marine reserves unlikely to restore marine ecosystems
University of Barcelona

Protected marine areas are one of the essential tools for the conservation of natural resources affected by human impact —mainly fishing—, but, are they enough to recover the functioning of these systems?

2-Feb-2023 4:10 PM EST
Unemployment Due to Brain, Spine Cancer Linked to More Pain, Depression
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

People who are unemployed due to brain or spine cancer may experience more severe symptoms of pain, discomfort, anxiety and depression than people with these cancers who are employed, according to a study published in the February 8, 2023, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Released: 8-Feb-2023 3:50 PM EST
Prosocial CEOs increase company value, stakeholder satisfaction
University of Washington

New research from Weili Ge, professor of accounting at the University of Washington Foster School of Business, found that CEOs who engage in prosocial behavior — activities that primarily help others — are more likely to make decisions that benefit people and increase company value.

   
Released: 8-Feb-2023 3:45 PM EST
How did ancient extreme climate affect sand in the deep sea?
Stanford University

Geologists are interested in the sedimentary cycle – erosion from mountains that forms sand that is carried out to the ocean – because it’s foundational for understanding how the planet works.

Released: 8-Feb-2023 3:35 PM EST
Complications in pregnancy linked to increased risk of heart disease
Lund University

Certain complications during pregnancy bring an increased risk of heart disease later on.

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Released: 8-Feb-2023 3:00 PM EST
Relationships matter more than emotion when it comes to ‘likes’ on Instagram
University of Bath

The emotional buzz of receiving a like to an Instagram post can leave people more disposed to return a like in the future, but it’s the status of the relationship that is the overriding factor in determining the tap of approval, according to a study from the University of Bath.

Newswise: Center for Health Innovation Expands with $22 Million in Gifts
Released: 8-Feb-2023 2:55 PM EST
Center for Health Innovation Expands with $22 Million in Gifts
UC San Diego Health

With a generous $22 million in gifts from Joan and Irwin Jacobs, UC San Diego Health will bring its Center for Health Innovation into full reality.

Newswise: Red at first sight but these mites are alright
Released: 8-Feb-2023 2:50 PM EST
Red at first sight but these mites are alright
Hosei University

Living on the rugged landscape of rocks and concrete, the red velvet mite Balaustium murorum braves intense sunlight and ultraviolet radiation.

Released: 8-Feb-2023 2:50 PM EST
New method helps scientists better predict when volcanos will erupt
Cornell University

Cornell University researchers have unearthed precise, microscopic clues to where magma is stored, offering a way to better assess the risk of volcanic eruptions.

Newswise: O’Donnell School of Public Health researchers use AI to seek new lung cancer treatments
Released: 8-Feb-2023 2:40 PM EST
O’Donnell School of Public Health researchers use AI to seek new lung cancer treatments
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) along with traditional pathology offers promise for swiftly developing treatment plans for patients with non-small cell lung cancers, a team led by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers discovered.

Newswise: Past Records Help to Predict Different Effects of Future Climate Change on Land and Sea
Released: 8-Feb-2023 2:35 PM EST
Past Records Help to Predict Different Effects of Future Climate Change on Land and Sea
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Ongoing climate change driven by greenhouse gas emissions is often discussed in terms of global average warming. For example, the landmark Paris Agreement seeks to limit global warming to 1.5 ⁰C, relative to pre-industrial levels. However, the extent of future warming will not be the same throughout the planet. One of the clearest regional differences in climate change is the faster warming over land than sea. This “terrestrial amplification” of future warming has real-world implications for understanding and dealing with climate change.

Released: 8-Feb-2023 2:15 PM EST
Study reveals warning signs of poor mental health in athletes
Staffordshire University

More than 400 athletes across a variety of sports, ages and levels of experience were questioned for the study by sports psychology experts from Staffordshire University and Manchester Metropolitan University.

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Released: 8-Feb-2023 2:05 PM EST
Free speech vs. harmful misinformation: How people resolve dilemmas in online content moderation
Max Planck Institute for Human Development

The issue of content moderation on social media platforms came into sharp focus in 2021, when major platforms such as Facebook and Twitter suspended the accounts of then U.S. President Donald Trump.

Newswise: Gay bars in Sydney survive COVID-19 pandemic, new Policy Paper finds
Released: 8-Feb-2023 2:05 PM EST
Gay bars in Sydney survive COVID-19 pandemic, new Policy Paper finds
University of Sydney

Published preliminary data that shows gay bars, venues and events rebounded following their closure during COVID-19; however, more attention is needed for those in marginalised communities and regional NSW.

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Newswise: Could Space Dust Help Protect the Earth from Climate Change?
7-Feb-2023 12:05 PM EST
Could Space Dust Help Protect the Earth from Climate Change?
Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian

Dust launched from the moon’s surface or from a space station positioned between Earth and the sun could reduce enough solar radiation to mitigate the impacts of climate change.

7-Feb-2023 10:05 AM EST
Donor hearts can be reprogrammed with medication for longer storage, improved transplant outcomes
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Researchers have uncovered a way to reprogram donor hearts using medication to boost the production of a beneficial enzyme that both increases the amount of time they can be stored and transported, as well as improves their function after they are transplanted. The medication, previously used to treat seizures, neutralized the cumulative stress in both human and pig hearts by instructing the donor heart to produce antioxidants and anti-inflammatory proteins while preserved on ice.

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7-Feb-2023 9:55 AM EST
Space dust as Earth’s sun shield
University of Utah

Dust launched from the moon’s surface or from a space station positioned between Earth and the sun could reduce enough solar radiation to mitigate the impacts of climate change.

1-Feb-2023 1:05 PM EST
We still don’t know which factors most affect cognitive decline as we age
PLOS

A new analysis explores relative statistical associations between various life factors and cognitive decline in elderly Americans, highlighting gaps in knowledge needed to reduce cognitive decline.

Released: 8-Feb-2023 1:50 PM EST
Extreme earners are not extremely smart
Linkoping University

People with higher incomes also score higher on IQ-tests – up to a point. At high incomes the relationship plateaus and the top 1% score even slightly lower on the test than those whose incomes rank right below them.

Released: 8-Feb-2023 1:35 PM EST
DOE’s Office of Science is now Accepting Applications for the Office of Science Graduate Student Research Awards 2023 Solicitation 1
Department of Energy, Office of Science

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science is pleased to announce that the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for the 2023 Solicitation 1 cycle. Applications are due 5:00pm Eastern Time on Wednesday, May 3, 2023.

Released: 8-Feb-2023 1:35 PM EST
The environmental benefits of a food-sharing economy are highly dependent on how the money saved is then used
Tel Aviv University

Does the digital sharing economy really reduce harm to the environment? The researchers found that food sharing has significant environmental advantages, but that a substantial part of the benefits of online sharing platforms are offset due to the use of the saved money for purposes that are not necessarily green.

Newswise: Caribou have been using same Arctic calving grounds for 3,000 years
Released: 8-Feb-2023 1:25 PM EST
Caribou have been using same Arctic calving grounds for 3,000 years
University of Cincinnati

Caribou have been using the same Arctic calving grounds for more than 3,000 years, according to a new study by the University of Cincinnati.

Released: 8-Feb-2023 1:25 PM EST
Live Event for Feb 21: Do No-Calorie Sweeteners Affect Health?
Newswise

This Newswise Live Event will discuss the effects of dietary sweeteners and overall diet quality on metabolic and endocrine health.

Released: 8-Feb-2023 1:05 PM EST
Study shows enhanced spiritual care improves well-being of ICU surrogate decision-makers
Regenstrief Institute

Family members or others who make decisions for patients in a hospital intensive care unit (ICU) often experience significant anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress.

   
Newswise: Whiskers help nectar-eating “acro bats” hover like hummingbirds
Released: 8-Feb-2023 12:35 PM EST
Whiskers help nectar-eating “acro bats” hover like hummingbirds
Dartmouth College

From dragonflies to hummingbirds, hovering flight is among the most complex and captivating forms of animal movement—a physiological feat of size, musculature and wing development.

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Released: 8-Feb-2023 12:20 PM EST
Fetal Echoes: Caring for the Heart During Pregnancy
Cedars-Sinai

As the nation continues to recognize American Heart Month, the Smidt Heart Institute’s Ruchira Garg, MD, director of Congenital Noninvasive Cardiology in the Guerin Family Congenital Heart Program at Cedars-Sinai, and Susanna Tran, MD, sat down with the Cedars-Sinai Newsroom to spotlight specialized fetal imaging.

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Released: 8-Feb-2023 12:10 PM EST
New research suggests drought accelerated empire collapse
Cornell University

The collapse of the Hittite Empire in the Late Bronze Age has been blamed on various factors, from war with other territories to internal strife. Now, a Cornell University team has used tree ring and isotope records to pinpoint a more likely culprit: three straight years of severe drought.

   
Newswise: Notre Dame expert on bills preventing Chinese citizens and companies from purchasing land: Adopting blanket restrictions will come with huge collateral costs
Released: 8-Feb-2023 12:05 PM EST
Notre Dame expert on bills preventing Chinese citizens and companies from purchasing land: Adopting blanket restrictions will come with huge collateral costs
University of Notre Dame

University of Notre Dame expert responds to the recent trend among states that are pursuing and supporting bills to prevent Chinese citizens and companies from purchasing U.S. land

Released: 8-Feb-2023 11:05 AM EST
Research finds public broadly favour taking action to stop spread of harmful misinformation online
University of Bristol

The majority of people support robust action being taken to control the spread of harmful misinformation via social media, a new study reveals.

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7-Feb-2023 1:05 PM EST
Descubren las huellas de inmigración galáctica en la galaxia de Adrómeda
NSF's NOIRLab

Un equipo de investigadores dirigido por astrónomos del NOIRLab de NSF descubrió nuevas pruebas sorprendentes de una migración masiva de estrellas hacia la galaxia de Andrómeda. Los intrincados patrones en los movimientos de las estrellas revelan una historia de inmigración muy similar a la de la Vía Láctea. Los nuevos resultados se obtuvieron con el instrumento espectroscópico de energía oscura de DOE que se encuentra en el telescopio de 4 metros Nicholas U. Mayall, en el Observatorio Nacional Kitt Peak, Arizona, un programa de NOIRLab de NSF y AURA.


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