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Newswise: Martian Dust Devil Analogues in the Mojave Desert #ASA183
30-Nov-2022 3:45 PM EST
Martian Dust Devil Analogues in the Mojave Desert #ASA183
Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

Louis Urtecho and his team hope to study dust devils in the Mojave Desert on Earth, then extend the analysis to scale for the different atmosphere on Mars. Based on microbarometer data from the Mojave, they built an algorithm to look for the pressure activity indicative of a dust devil. The vortices have a distinct drop in pressure near their centers, and their pressure fluctuates to look like an electrocardiogram signal over time. The team hopes to learn more about the convective vortices and how they move, which will improve the accuracy of Martian weather models.

Newswise: How Winter Weather Impacts Blood Donations— and How You Can Help
Released: 7-Dec-2022 10:20 AM EST
How Winter Weather Impacts Blood Donations— and How You Can Help
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Blood donations typically dwindle in the winter months, and are needed for cancer patients. Blood and Marrow Transplant Coordinator at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey shares what everyone should know about donating blood.

Newswise: Navigating Seasonal Affective Disorder and Cancer this Winter
Released: 7-Dec-2022 10:20 AM EST
Navigating Seasonal Affective Disorder and Cancer this Winter
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Advise from Nina Debrot, MSW, LSW, social worker at Rutgers Cancer Institute, on how cancer patients and their families and caregivers can manage SAD.

Newswise: University Breaks Ground on Transformational Campus Improvement Projects
Released: 7-Dec-2022 10:05 AM EST
University Breaks Ground on Transformational Campus Improvement Projects
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock broke ground on a series of campus improvement and renovation projects that will significantly transform the face of the university for years to come during a Dec. 2 groundbreaking ceremony outside Ottenheimer Library.The center points of the campus improvement projects include the construction of a new north to south promenade called Trojan Way and a new Library Plaza.

Released: 7-Dec-2022 10:05 AM EST
No advantage to Medicare Advantage seen in heart attack survival
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Nearly half of Americans with Medicare now get their health insurance coverage through a private company that takes part in the federal government’s Medicare Advantage program.

Newswise: Notre Dame researchers develop new ’raspberry-shaped’ nanoparticle for precision drug delivery
Released: 7-Dec-2022 10:05 AM EST
Notre Dame researchers develop new ’raspberry-shaped’ nanoparticle for precision drug delivery
University of Notre Dame

A newly discovered technique, reported in the journal Nanoscale, offers a low-cost way to enhance the effectiveness of existing drugs.

   
Released: 7-Dec-2022 10:05 AM EST
New bioprosthetic venous valve offers hope for patients suffering from chronic venous insufficiency
University of Chicago Medical Center

Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is a vascular condition affecting millions of people in the United States in which veins in the leg cannot efficiently carry blood back to the heart for oxygenation. For patients suffering from the condition, malfunctioning valves can cause blood to flow backwards and pool in the veins in the legs, which can lead to significant downstream affects for some people.

Newswise: University of Kentucky researchers, community partners tackle health threats from 'forever chemicals'
Released: 7-Dec-2022 9:50 AM EST
University of Kentucky researchers, community partners tackle health threats from 'forever chemicals'
University of Kentucky

Nearly every person in the United States has been exposed to per- and polyfluorinated alky substances (PFAS) at some point in their life. These “forever chemicals” are the focus of a targeted investigation by University of Kentucky Superfund Research Center (UKSRC) researchers who are working collaboratively with community partners to protect Kentuckians.

   
Newswise: Biomembrane research findings could advance understanding of computing and human memory
Released: 7-Dec-2022 9:50 AM EST
Biomembrane research findings could advance understanding of computing and human memory
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

While studying how bio-inspired materials might inform the design of next-generation computers, scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory achieved a first-of-its-kind result that could have big implications for both edge computing and human health.

   
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Newswise: Hearing is Believing: Sounds Can Alter Our Visual Perception
Released: 7-Dec-2022 9:45 AM EST
Hearing is Believing: Sounds Can Alter Our Visual Perception
Association for Psychological Science

Research in Psychological Science finds that audio cues can not only help us to recognize objects more quickly but can even alter our visual perception. Pair birdsong with a bird and we see a bird—but replace that birdsong with a squirrel’s chatter, and we’re not quite so sure what we’re looking at.

Newswise: Physics is Culture: Clifford V. Johnson Selected for AIP's 2022 Andrew Gemant Award
Released: 7-Dec-2022 9:35 AM EST
Physics is Culture: Clifford V. Johnson Selected for AIP's 2022 Andrew Gemant Award
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

AIP announced physicist Clifford V. Johnson as the winner of the 2022 Andrew Gemant Award "for portraying the humanistic dimensions of physics to the public through a creative array of artistic, performance, and educational methods." The annual prize recognizes the accomplishments of a person who has made significant contributions to the cultural, artistic, or humanistic dimension of physics. In addition to a $5,000 prize for Johnson, $3,000 will be given to a Los Angeles elementary school and their annual science fair, where students, parents, and community members participate in physics demonstrations and experiments.

Newswise: Markey Cancer Center receives American Cancer Society grant to continue faculty research program
Released: 7-Dec-2022 9:30 AM EST
Markey Cancer Center receives American Cancer Society grant to continue faculty research program
University of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center has received renewed funding from the American Cancer Society to support a long-standing faculty research program. The ACS’ Institutional Research Grant is intended to help junior faculty establish and advance cancer research programs.

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Released: 7-Dec-2022 9:00 AM EST
Danforth Plant Science Center to Lead Multi-institutional Research Project to Improve Bioenergy Crop’s Water Use
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Principal Investigator Ivan Baxter, PhD, member, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, will lead a five-year, $16 million multi-institutional project to deepen the understanding of water use efficiency (WUE) in sorghum, a versatile bioenergy crop.

5-Dec-2022 9:00 AM EST
New Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline examines better ways to manage hypoglycemia in people with diabetes
Endocrine Society

People with diabetes are benefiting from advances in medications and technologies to lower their risk of hypoglycemia, according to a Clinical Practice Guideline issued today by the Endocrine Society.

Released: 7-Dec-2022 8:15 AM EST
ASTRO issues updated guideline on radiation therapy for endometrial cancer
American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

A newly updated clinical guideline from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) provides recommendations on the use of radiation therapy and systemic therapy after surgery to treat patients with endometrial cancer. The guideline also considers the role of surgical staging and molecular profiling techniques in determining whether a patient should receive post-operative therapy. The guideline is published in the January/February 2023 issue of Practical Radiation Oncology.

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Newswise: What is some current research in growing cumin?
Released: 7-Dec-2022 8:00 AM EST
What is some current research in growing cumin?
American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Combination of vermicompost and nitrogen treatment increased the cumin plant height and the number of branches in Ethiopian study

2-Dec-2022 8:00 AM EST
Meteorites plus gamma rays could have given Earth the building blocks for life
American Chemical Society (ACS)

One hypothesis about how life began on earth is that meteorites delivered amino acids—life’s building blocks—to our planet. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Central Science have experimentally shown that amino acids could have formed in these early meteorites from reactions driven by gamma rays.

Newswise: Back to Antarctica with SPIDER
Released: 7-Dec-2022 7:05 AM EST
Back to Antarctica with SPIDER
Washington University in St. Louis

In the next few weeks, a team led by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will fly an instrument called SPIDER. They are looking for a pattern, or polarization, in the earliest light we can measure.

Released: 7-Dec-2022 7:05 AM EST
New neurology medication usage low due to high costs, similar effectiveness
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

While many new medications designed to treat neurologic diseases have hit the market, utilization by patients remains low due to high costs and similar effectiveness to existing drugs, a new study funded by the American Academy of Neurology finds.

2-Dec-2022 3:50 PM EST
Researchers Find That Brains With More Vitamin D Function Better
Tufts University

Researchers at Tufts University have completed the first study examining levels of vitamin D in brain tissue, specifically in adults who suffered from varying rates of cognitive decline. They found that members of this group with higher levels of vitamin D in their brains had better cognitive function.

Newswise: Quality, not just quantity, matters in COP15 “30 by 30” goal
Released: 7-Dec-2022 6:05 AM EST
Quality, not just quantity, matters in COP15 “30 by 30” goal
National University of Singapore

A global deal to protect nature and the benefits it provides to people will be negotiated during the United Nations COP15 biodiversity conference in Montreal, with a key target of the new biodiversity framework calling for at least 30 per cent of global land and sea areas to be conserved by 2030.

Newswise: Tech to absorb electromagnetic waves in the 6G band!
Released: 7-Dec-2022 12:00 AM EST
Tech to absorb electromagnetic waves in the 6G band!
National Research Council of Science and Technology

KIMS succeeded in developing the world's first technology to consecutively manufacture epsilon iron oxide that can absorb millimeter wave with a high coercive force equivalent to that of neodymium (Nd) magnets.

Newswise:Video Embedded lji-scientists-confirm-smallpox-vaccine-also-teaches-t-cells-to-fight-mpox
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Released: 6-Dec-2022 8:30 PM EST
LJI scientists confirm smallpox vaccine also teaches T cells to fight mpox
La Jolla Institute for Immunology

"Vaccines such as JYNNEOS should be able to induce T cells that also recognize mpox and can provide protection from severe disease."

   
Newswise: National plan needed to improve children’s D- grade 
for physical activity
Released: 6-Dec-2022 8:05 PM EST
National plan needed to improve children’s D- grade for physical activity
University of South Australia

Researchers are calling for a National Physical Activity Plan to encourage greater levels of physical activity among Australian children following dismal results in the 2022 Active Healthy Kids Australia (AHKA) Report Card.

Newswise: More flexible than previously thought: Worms give us new insights into the evolution and diversification of TGF-β signaling pathways
Released: 6-Dec-2022 7:15 PM EST
More flexible than previously thought: Worms give us new insights into the evolution and diversification of TGF-β signaling pathways
Max-Planck-Institut für Neurobiologie des Verhaltens – caesar

Have you ever thought about what you have in common with tiny roundworms? As the “nematodes” are metazoan animals like we are, it is actually quite a lot.

Newswise: After Years of Ankle Pain and Limited Mobility, Life-Changing Surgery at HSS
Released: 6-Dec-2022 6:25 PM EST
After Years of Ankle Pain and Limited Mobility, Life-Changing Surgery at HSS
Hospital for Special Surgery

Vast improvements in ankle replacement implants, technology and surgical techniques have made ankle replacement surgery a viable option for many patients suffering from severe arthritis. A Long Island woman says the surgery gave her a new lease on life.

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Newswise: Cultivating a Music Studio to Sound Like an Indoor Forest #ASA183
29-Nov-2022 5:00 PM EST
Cultivating a Music Studio to Sound Like an Indoor Forest #ASA183
Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

At the 183rd ASA Meeting, researchers will describe "The evolution of Blackbird Studio C," a space designed to provide an accurate and immersive mixing and production environment. They wanted to create a unique, ambient anechoic space that would allow ambient sound to decay equally across different frequencies and be free from interfering reflections, making it sound like an indoor forest. So they covered the walls and ceiling with primitive root diffusers. This technology causes sound energy to diffuse and radiate in many directions.

Newswise: Small glowing protein allows researchers to peer deeper into living tissues
Released: 6-Dec-2022 5:15 PM EST
Small glowing protein allows researchers to peer deeper into living tissues
Duke University

Biomedical and genetic engineers at Duke University and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine have designed a small fluorescent protein that emits and absorbs light that penetrates deep into biological tissue.

Newswise: Researchers Study Use of Virtual Reality to Lessen Pain, Anxiety During Vasectomy
Released: 6-Dec-2022 5:05 PM EST
Researchers Study Use of Virtual Reality to Lessen Pain, Anxiety During Vasectomy
University of Miami Health System, Miller School of Medicine

Researchers from the Desai Sethi Urology Institute, part of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, have launched a study to determine if wearing virtual reality headsets during in-office vasectomy helps relieve patients of procedure-related pain and anxiety.

Released: 6-Dec-2022 4:15 PM EST
New mobile health technology for sleep apnea care to address individual patient needs
University of Chicago Medical Center

Sleeping with a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, or CPAP, machine is the most effective treatment for sleep apnea, yet getting patients to use the devices consistently remains a major challenge. Now, a development by University of Chicago Medicine and Northwestern University scientists gives both patients and physicians a new tool for monitoring adherence to therapy.

Released: 6-Dec-2022 4:10 PM EST
UChicago Medicine is one of the first hospitals in Illinois to offer MARS therapy for patients with acute liver failure
University of Chicago Medical Center

For patients with acute liver failure (ALF) and acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF), the toxins that build up in their blood can cause confusion, tremors, vomiting, abdominal pain and stomach swelling. Having a liver unable to clean the body's blood is a life-threatening condition, and patients are told to seek immediate medical assistance.

Released: 6-Dec-2022 4:05 PM EST
How Caregivers of People With Dementia Can Navigate the Holidays
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

A Rutgers expert on elder care explains how families can make the most of the season when caring for someone experiencing memory loss

Newswise: Stress hormones could explain rising infections in Norwegian salmon
Released: 6-Dec-2022 4:05 PM EST
Stress hormones could explain rising infections in Norwegian salmon
Iowa State University

An Iowa State University professor who pioneered the study of how stress hormones can directly stimulate pathogen growth will work with Norwegian researchers over the next three years to see if intensive handling methods are making farmed salmon more susceptible to bacterial diseases.

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Released: 6-Dec-2022 3:40 PM EST
MITRE Embedded Capture the Flag Competition to Boost Student Skills for Growing Job Market
MITRE

To help prepare students for jobs in the multi-billion-dollar, microelectronics security market, MITRE is running an Embedded Capture the Flag (eCTF) competition from January to April in 2023. Beyond gaining valuable hands-on experience, student teams are eligible to win cash prizes. New this year, the eCTF is inviting sponsors to allow more students to participate and help close critical workforce talent gaps.

Newswise: Jawbone may represent earliest presence of humans in Europe
Released: 6-Dec-2022 3:40 PM EST
Jawbone may represent earliest presence of humans in Europe
Binghamton University, State University of New York

For over a century, one of the earliest human fossils ever discovered in Spain has been long considered a Neandertal. However, new analysis from an international research team, including scientists at Binghamton University, State University of New York, dismantles this century-long interpretation, demonstrating that this fossil is not a Neandertal; rather, it may actually represent the earliest presence of Homo sapiens ever documented in Europe.

Newswise: Researchers advance insights into cause of ripples on icicles
Released: 6-Dec-2022 3:35 PM EST
Researchers advance insights into cause of ripples on icicles
University of Toronto

Experimental physicists growing icicles at the University of Toronto are closer to understanding why some form with ripples up and down their outsides, while others form with smooth, slick, even surfaces.

Newswise: Cedars-Sinai Rated “High Performing” Among Nation’s Best Hospitals for Maternity
Released: 6-Dec-2022 3:25 PM EST
Cedars-Sinai Rated “High Performing” Among Nation’s Best Hospitals for Maternity
Cedars-Sinai

Cedars-Sinai has earned the highest possible designation in U.S. News & World Report’s newly released list of “Best Hospitals for Maternity Care 2022-2023.” The medical center was rated “High Performing” for its care of patients during uncomplicated pregnancy and childbirth.

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Released: 6-Dec-2022 2:55 PM EST
Care home nurses still need support to recover from Covid trauma, research shows
University of East Anglia

Those on the front line of the Covid pandemic need mental health support to help them recover from, or manage, the stress and trauma they faced - according to University of East Anglia research.

Released: 6-Dec-2022 2:35 PM EST
The universal sound of swearing across languages
Springer

Swear words across different languages may tend to lack certain sounds such as l, r, and w, suggests research published in Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.


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