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Newswise: Kiwis took advantage of COVID freedoms last New Year to party hard
7-Dec-2021 6:05 AM EST
Kiwis took advantage of COVID freedoms last New Year to party hard
University of South Australia

The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the impact of lockdowns and restrictions on designer drug use in 10 different countries over the 2020/21 New Year period, according to a new study led by the University of South Australia.

6-Dec-2021 8:00 AM EST
Wastewater helps decipher the popularity of new synthetic drugs
American Chemical Society (ACS)

Hundreds of new synthetic drugs have emerged, but their underground nature makes popularity hard to track. Using wastewater from the 2021 New Year holiday, researchers in ACS’ Environmental Science & Technology Letters report increased international usage of some synthetic drugs compared to 2020.

30-Nov-2021 3:45 PM EST
Study Finds That Highway Delays can Cause Economic Losses of $8 Million to $250 Million in a Single Day
Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

The shutdown of the Colonial gas pipeline in May 2021 had a disastrous impact on many sectors of the U.S. economy, particularly those dependent on the country’s transportation infrastructure. The incident was a warning that the failure of one critical infrastructure has a ripple effect on others, leading to sometimes serious human and economic consequences.

Released: 8-Dec-2021 7:05 AM EST
Spotting Long COVID Symptoms in Children
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Headaches, fatigue and ‘brain fog’ are some of the most common signs of this debilitating post-COVID condition. It’s one of the more mysterious aspects of COVID-19—a condition called long COVID. While most people recover from the virus within two to four weeks, others can struggle for months afterward with lingering, often debilitating symptoms.

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Released: 8-Dec-2021 6:05 AM EST
Green Bronx Machine Named 2021 Classy Award Winner
Green Bronx Machine

In recognition of its impact on urban agriculture, education, food insecurity and access to healthy foods, Green Bronx Machine has been honored with a 2021 Classy Award for Social Innovation.

Newswise: Ancient DNA found in soil samples reveals mammoths, Yukon wild horses survived thousands of years longer than believed
7-Dec-2021 10:45 AM EST
Ancient DNA found in soil samples reveals mammoths, Yukon wild horses survived thousands of years longer than believed
McMaster University

New research finds megafaunal collapse occurred before major environmental shift, small pockets of mammoths and horse adapted to change.

Newswise: Twelve labor unions and Triad National Security sign collective bargaining agreements
Released: 7-Dec-2021 6:55 PM EST
Twelve labor unions and Triad National Security sign collective bargaining agreements
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Twelve labor unions signed their collective bargaining agreements on Dec. 2, completing their negotiations with Triad National Security, which operates Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Newswise: Natural infection and vaccination together provide maximum protection against COVID variants
Released: 7-Dec-2021 6:20 PM EST
Natural infection and vaccination together provide maximum protection against COVID variants
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

A combination of vaccination and naturally acquired infection appears to boost the production of maximally potent antibodies against the COVID-19 virus, new UCLA research finds.

Newswise: Seeing Shapes
Released: 7-Dec-2021 5:50 PM EST
Seeing Shapes
Harvard Medical School

Understanding the brain’s visual system could inform the development of better artificial systems

Newswise: The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University reveals 2022 lineup of best-selling authors
Released: 7-Dec-2021 5:25 PM EST
The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University reveals 2022 lineup of best-selling authors
Tulane University

The 2022 New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University will host its inaugural weekend, March 10-12, with a three-day, in-person literary celebration featuring more than 100 national, regional and local authors, including some of the nation’s most beloved bestsellers. The festival is free and open to the public. A schedule of events will be released in early February.

Newswise: Stem cell study paves way for manufacturing cultured meat
Released: 7-Dec-2021 5:20 PM EST
Stem cell study paves way for manufacturing cultured meat
University of Nottingham

Scientists have for the first time obtained stem cells from livestock that grow under chemically defined conditions, paving the way for manufacturing cell cultured meat and breeding enhanced livestock.

Newswise: Tourist selfies risk passing deadly viruses onto Critically Endangered orangutans
Released: 7-Dec-2021 5:05 PM EST
Tourist selfies risk passing deadly viruses onto Critically Endangered orangutans
Oxford Brookes University

Covid-19 not only affects humans; our closest relatives, the great apes, are also at risk.

2-Dec-2021 11:40 AM EST
The state of video-based telemedicine for kidney disease care
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Video-based telemedicine is used to facilitate care across all stages of chronic kidney disease. • Video-based telemedicine has evolved in recent years to be less reliant on specialized equipment and has allowed patients to receive kidney care in a location of their choice. • Further work is needed on approaches to sustainable integration and minimizing barriers to access.

Released: 7-Dec-2021 4:35 PM EST
UNH Research Finds Future Snowmelt Could Have Costly Consequences on Infrastructure
University of New Hampshire

Climate change and warmer conditions have altered snow-driven extremes and previous studies predict less and slower snowmelt in the northern United States and Canada. However, mixed-phase precipitation—shifting between snow and rain—is increasing, especially in higher elevations, making it more challenging to predict future snowmelt, a dominant driver of severe flooding. Researchers at the University of New Hampshire took a closer look at previous studies, and because geographical areas respond differently to climate change, they found future snowmelt incidences could vary greatly by the late 21st century. Snowmelt could decrease over the continental U.S. and southern Canada but increase in Alaska and northern Canada resulting in larger flooding vulnerabilities and possibly causing major societal and economic consequences including costly infrastructure failures.

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Newswise: The Tipping Point for Legislative Polarization
Released: 7-Dec-2021 4:05 PM EST
The Tipping Point for Legislative Polarization
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

A predictive model of a polarized group, similar to the current U.S. Senate, demonstrates that when an outside threat – like war or a pandemic – fails to unite the group, the divide may be irreversible through democratic means.

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Released: 7-Dec-2021 4:05 PM EST
World War II Institute partners with Florida Historic Capitol Museum for exhibit on Florida's role in war
Florida State University

When the United States entered World War II in 1941, Florida was a mostly rural and agricultural state, a relatively unpopulated place compared to the rest of the country. By the time the war ended, federal spending for military bases and an influx of service members had begun a transformation that continues to this day.

Released: 7-Dec-2021 3:55 PM EST
A New Strategy to Transform Liver Cancer Immunotherapy
University of California San Diego Health

UC San Diego researchers identify new strategy to improve efficacy of immunotherapy on resistant liver cancers.

Newswise: Selecting an anti-seizure medication for epilepsy is sometimes more art than science. Research is working to change that.
Released: 7-Dec-2021 3:45 PM EST
Selecting an anti-seizure medication for epilepsy is sometimes more art than science. Research is working to change that.
International League Against Epilepsy

Deciding which medication to prescribe for a new epilepsy diagnosis is an issue without much guidance. The second Standard And New Anti-epileptic Drugs study (SANAD II) compared medications for both focal and generalized epilepsies.

Newswise: The Spirit of Giving
Released: 7-Dec-2021 2:55 PM EST
The Spirit of Giving
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

During this festive time of year, the CSU is taking the opportunity to give back to its community.

Newswise: Primates vs cobras: how our last common ancestor built venom resistance
Released: 7-Dec-2021 2:40 PM EST
Primates vs cobras: how our last common ancestor built venom resistance
University of Queensland

The last common ancestor of chimps, gorillas and humans developed an increased resistance toward cobra venom, according to University of Queensland-led research.

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Released: 7-Dec-2021 2:35 PM EST
Una mariposa cósmica retratada desde Chile
NSF’s National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory

Esta imagen etérea capturada desde Chile por el telescopio de Gemini Sur, un programa de NOIRLab de NSF y Observatorio AURA, parece tan delicada como el ala de una mariposa, pero en realidad se trata de una estructura cósmica conocida como la Nebulosa Infrarroja del Camaleón, y se ubica cerca del centro de la gigantesca nube oscura Camaleón I, una de las regiones de formación estelar más cercanas en nuestra Vía Láctea.

Released: 7-Dec-2021 2:30 PM EST
NCCN Summit Explores How to Better Deliver on the Promise of Precision Medicine for People with Cancer
National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

Rapid advances in biomarker research improve outcomes for people with cancer. National Comprehensive Cancer Network Patient Advocacy Summit looks at policy and practice solutions to increase equitable access for all.

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Released: 7-Dec-2021 2:15 PM EST
Gemini Catches a One-Winged Butterfly
NSF’s National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory

This ethereal image, captured from Chile by the international Gemini Observatory, a Program of NSF's NOIRLab, looks as delicate as a butterfly’s wing. It is, however, a structure known as the Chamaeleon Infrared Nebula, which is located near the center of the mammoth Chamaeleon I dark cloud, one of the nearest star-forming regions in our Milky Way.

Newswise: United Nations sea treaty should help protect penguins, researchers say
Released: 7-Dec-2021 1:30 PM EST
United Nations sea treaty should help protect penguins, researchers say
Research Organization of Information and Systems

Penguins may not require passports to travel, but they do need protection, according to an international research team who analyzed 131 scientific papers on penguin movement at sea.

Released: 7-Dec-2021 1:10 PM EST
Seizures and memory problems in epilepsy may have a common cause
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Damage to a part of the brain that regulates hyperactivity can contribute to both memory problems and seizures in the most common form of epilepsy, according to research at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. The study, published recently in the Journal of Neuroscience, may lead to earlier diagnosis of epilepsy and possibly new ways to treat epilepsy and other disorders that share symptoms, like Alzheimer’s disease, traumatic brain injury and autism spectrum disorder.

Newswise: Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital Earns Re-Certification as Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center
Released: 7-Dec-2021 1:05 PM EST
Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital Earns Re-Certification as Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center
Henry Ford Health System

Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital has earned re-certification as a Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center from The Joint Commission, an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies more than 22,000 healthcare organizations and programs in the United States.

Released: 7-Dec-2021 1:00 PM EST
Study: AI-powered computer model predicts disease progression during aging
University at Buffalo

Using artificial intelligence, a team of University at Buffalo researchers has developed a novel system that models the progression of chronic diseases as patients age.

Released: 7-Dec-2021 12:55 PM EST
骨整合手术帮助截肢者重获活动能力
Mayo Clinic

2021年的一项研究显示,于2017年,估计有约5,770万人因创伤而截肢。创伤性截肢发生率最高的地区是东亚和南亚,其次是西欧、北非和中东,再次是高收入的北美和东欧。在肢体缺失后,许多患者选择安装人工肢。

Released: 7-Dec-2021 12:50 PM EST
جراحة التحام العظم تساعد أصحاب الأطراف المبتورة على استعادة القدرة على الحركة
Mayo Clinic

في عام 2017، كان ما يقدر بنحو 57.7 مليون شخص يعانون من بتر أحد الأطراف جرَّاء إصابة جسدية، وفقًا لدراسة أجريت عام 2021. بعد فقدان أحد الأطراف، يختار العديد من المرضى تركيب طرف اصطناعي.

Released: 7-Dec-2021 12:45 PM EST
A cirurgia de osseointegração ajuda amputados a recuperar a mobilidade
Mayo Clinic

Em 2017, cerca de 57,7 milhões de pessoas viviam com uma amputação de membro devido a acidentes, de acordo com um estudo de 2021. Após a perda do membro, muitos pacientes optam por um membro artificial.

Released: 7-Dec-2021 12:40 PM EST
Cirugía para oseointegración permite recuperar la movilidad a personas con amputaciones
Mayo Clinic

Se calcula que en el año 2017 había 57,7 millones de personas con alguna amputación debido a un traumatismo, según informa un estudio. Después de perder una extremidad, muchos pacientes optan por sustituirla con otra artificial.

Newswise: 3D Information and Biomedicine: How Artificial Intelligence/Machine Intelligence will contribute to Cancer Patient Care and Vaccine Design
Released: 7-Dec-2021 12:35 PM EST
3D Information and Biomedicine: How Artificial Intelligence/Machine Intelligence will contribute to Cancer Patient Care and Vaccine Design
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Investigators at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) explored how Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning will complement existing approaches focused on genome-protein sequence information, including identifying mutations in human tumors published online December 2 in The New England Journal of Medicine.

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Newswise: PFF Summit 2021 Achieves Record Attendance, Expands New Therapies, Research, and Clinical Trials
Released: 7-Dec-2021 11:30 AM EST
PFF Summit 2021 Achieves Record Attendance, Expands New Therapies, Research, and Clinical Trials
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation

Physicians and researchers presented the latest scientific developments into pulmonary fibrosis and interstitial lung disease at its biennial PFF Summit in November. Registration is still open at PFFSummit.org to view all sessions on-demand through Feb. 20, 2022.

Released: 7-Dec-2021 11:30 AM EST
Anthrax arms race helped Europeans evolve against disease
Cornell University

New research from the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine has revealed how humans evolved greater resistance against anthrax multiple times during history: when they developed a diet of more ruminants, and when agricultural practices took hold.

Newswise: Transforming Material Topology with a Drop of Liquid
Released: 7-Dec-2021 11:25 AM EST
Transforming Material Topology with a Drop of Liquid
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Researchers inspired by natural cells are developing their own materials made of interconnected microscopic shapes. But synthetic materials can’t be reshaped as many ways as biological materials without breaking apart and being rebuilt from scratch. This study introduces a new way to manipulate a material’s arrangement of cells at the microscale using a simple liquid, opening new possibilities for innovative materials.

Newswise: Large Field Hospital Study Shows Rapid Covid-19 Test Compares Solidly with PCR Detection
Released: 7-Dec-2021 11:20 AM EST
Large Field Hospital Study Shows Rapid Covid-19 Test Compares Solidly with PCR Detection
Johns Hopkins Medicine

REsearchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine, the University of Maryland Medical Center, the University of Maryland School of Medicine and four other collaborators report that a rapid antigen detection test for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, proved more effective than expected when compared with virus detection rates using the established standard test, the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay.

Newswise: UD’s Swati Singh receives National Science Foundation CAREER award to study dark sector
Released: 7-Dec-2021 11:15 AM EST
UD’s Swati Singh receives National Science Foundation CAREER award to study dark sector
University of Delaware

Swati Singh, a University of Delaware assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been awarded a five-year, $400,000 Faculty Early Career Development Award (NSF CAREER) to explore new methods for studying the dark sector

Newswise: ORNL’s Mark Noakes receives Ray Goertz Award from ANS
Released: 7-Dec-2021 11:15 AM EST
ORNL’s Mark Noakes receives Ray Goertz Award from ANS
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Mark Noakes, a senior researcher in advanced manufacturing at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been recognized by the American Nuclear Society’s Robotics and Remote Systems Division with the 2021 Ray Goertz Award for his outstanding contributions to the field of remote technology in hazardous environments.

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Newswise: Smart Transformable Nanoparticles Promise Advances in Tumor Diagnoses, Treatment
7-Dec-2021 8:05 AM EST
Smart Transformable Nanoparticles Promise Advances in Tumor Diagnoses, Treatment
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

In Applied Physics Reviews, by AIP Publishing, researchers from China and the United States examine how biology triggers morphological changes in certain types of nanoparticles. These types of particles are called smart transformable nanoparticles, because they can alter their size and shape upon stimulation from their surrounding environment.

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7-Dec-2021 7:00 AM EST
You can help scientists study the Sun
University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering

A new citizen science project, led by researchers at the University of Minnesota with support from NASA, allows volunteers to play an important role in learning more about the Sun by using their personal computers.

Newswise: Microfountain Pen Draws Minute Patterns for Live Cells, Circuits
6-Dec-2021 12:10 PM EST
Microfountain Pen Draws Minute Patterns for Live Cells, Circuits
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

In Review of Scientific Instruments, from AIP Publishing, researchers from Germany and China outline the development of a flexible and easy-to-use micropen setup, capable of directly writing on surfaces to a microprecise level. The micropen is held over an ink reservoir as ink is drawn into the pen nozzle. Once filled, the nozzle is positioned for writing onto a tabletop surface.


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