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Newswise: After Fire and Monsoons, DESI Resumes Cataloguing the Cosmos
Released: 7-Oct-2022 11:05 AM EDT
After Fire and Monsoons, DESI Resumes Cataloguing the Cosmos
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

In June, the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument survived a massive wildfire, followed by rains and mudslides. After cleaning and testing the equipment, DESI collaborators successfully restarted the experiment and began imaging the night sky again on Sept. 10. The survey is creating the largest 3D map of the universe ever made to study a phenomenon called dark energy.

Released: 7-Oct-2022 10:40 AM EDT
Ohio State traffic engineer joins traffic safety panel
Ohio State University

A traffic engineer at The Ohio State University has been invited to serve on an expert panel of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.

Released: 7-Oct-2022 10:15 AM EDT
Adults Who Misused Alcohol as Teens Report Dissatisfaction and Poor Health in Midlife
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Teenagers who misuse alcohol may struggle more with drinking problems in their 20s and 30s, be in poorer health and feel less satisfied with their lives, according to a study led by Rutgers and Virginia Commonwealth University.

Newswise: Coalition for Health AI Updates Progress and Plans to Issue Guidelines for the Responsible Use of AI in Healthcare
Released: 7-Oct-2022 10:15 AM EDT
Coalition for Health AI Updates Progress and Plans to Issue Guidelines for the Responsible Use of AI in Healthcare
MITRE

The coalition focused on the foundational themes of Bias, Equity, and Fairness in its first in a series of workshops aimed at developing guidelines for the responsible use of AI in healthcare.

Newswise: Transformational Support from Michael and Grace Drusinsky will Benefit Advanced Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Care at University Hospitals
Released: 7-Oct-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Transformational Support from Michael and Grace Drusinsky will Benefit Advanced Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Care at University Hospitals
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Announcement of transformational support from Cleveland community leaders Michael and Grace Drusinsky will benefit advanced orthopedic and sports medicine care at University Hospitals. In recognition, the system has renamed its nationally recognized sports medicine program in their honor: UH Drusinsky Sports Medicine Institute.

Newswise: Researchers recommend future pandemic responses account for ethnicity, social factors
Released: 7-Oct-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Researchers recommend future pandemic responses account for ethnicity, social factors
Iowa State University

Building a disease model they created last year, researchers at ISU find accounting for ethnicity and social factors may improve strategies for future pandemics.

   
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Newswise: AAOS Releases Shoulder & Elbow Registry Annual Report
Released: 7-Oct-2022 10:00 AM EDT
AAOS Releases Shoulder & Elbow Registry Annual Report
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Data encompasses shoulder arthroplasty, rotator cuff repair and elbow arthroplasty

Newswise: Jersey Shore University Medical Center Now Providing Innovative Group Healthcare for Families
Released: 7-Oct-2022 9:35 AM EDT
Jersey Shore University Medical Center Now Providing Innovative Group Healthcare for Families
Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s Jane H. Booker Family Health Center is now providing families with a CenteringParenting® healthcare model. The Centering model combines health assessment, interactive learning and community building to deliver better health outcomes and a better care experience for families.

Released: 7-Oct-2022 8:55 AM EDT
Climate change does not cause hurricanes, but it is very likely climate change caused Hurricane Ian to be more destructive
Newswise

While towns across Florida and the Carolinas are cleaning up in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian and the death toll climbs, several high profile climate change skeptics are questioning the connection between the hurricane and human-caused climate change.

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Released: 7-Oct-2022 8:05 AM EDT
Similarities in movie review content by critics and general users impact movie sales, study shows
University of Notre Dame

By analyzing movie reviews, new research from the University of Notre Dame proposes a “topic consistency” measure to capture the degree of overlap between critic and user review content and finds that it does impact movie sales.

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Released: 7-Oct-2022 7:05 AM EDT
An emergency in U.S. emergency care: Two studies show rising strain
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Despite decades of effort to change emergency care at American hospitals and cope with ever-growing numbers of patient visits, the system is showing increasing signs of severe strain, according to two new studies of patients leaving without being seen or waiting in emergency department for hours for a hospital bed.

Newswise: New Center for Experimental Therapeutics in Cancer advances promising treatments
Released: 7-Oct-2022 6:05 AM EDT
New Center for Experimental Therapeutics in Cancer advances promising treatments
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center has launched a Center for Experimental Therapeutics in Cancer to accelerate promising cancer therapies from the lab to the bedside. The idea is to advance precision medicine that leads to more effective, less toxic cancer therapies.

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4-Oct-2022 1:05 PM EDT
3D map reveals DNA organization within human retina cells
NIH, National Eye Institute (NEI)

National Eye Institute researchers mapped the organization of human retinal cell chromatin, the fibers that package 3 billion nucleotide-long DNA molecules into compact structures that fit into chromosomes within each cell’s nucleus. The resulting comprehensive gene regulatory network provides insights into regulation of gene expression in general, and in retinal function, in both rare and common eye diseases. The study published in Nature Communications.

Released: 6-Oct-2022 11:05 PM EDT
NUS study discovers a class of meditative practices that produces different effects from mindfulness-related meditation
National University of Singapore

Mindfulness studies have long dominated our understanding of the neurobiology of meditation, with practitioners of mindfulness-related meditation taught to be vigilant of the content of their thoughts so as to experience relaxation and stress reduction to improve attention and focus. A recent study led by Associate Professor Maria Kozhevnikov from the Department of Psychology at the National University of Singapore Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, has discovered a different class of meditative practices that seeks to employ and regulate the state of stress that an individual experiences – rather than to reduce it – to achieve an even more heightened state of focus and attention.

Newswise: American Urological Association Names Larissa Bresler, MD, DABMA Inaugural Chief Diversity Officer and Diversity & Inclusion Committee Chair
Released: 6-Oct-2022 5:05 PM EDT
American Urological Association Names Larissa Bresler, MD, DABMA Inaugural Chief Diversity Officer and Diversity & Inclusion Committee Chair
Loyola Medicine

The American Urological Association (AUA) has named Larissa Bresler, MD, DABMA, department of urology at Loyola University Medical Center, as their inaugural chief diversity officer and diversity & inclusion committee chair. Dr. Bresler began her three-year term on August 1, 2022.

Newswise: Jersey Shore University Medical Center Adds Advanced Technology to Detect Movement Disorders
Released: 6-Oct-2022 5:00 PM EDT
Jersey Shore University Medical Center Adds Advanced Technology to Detect Movement Disorders
Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center Neuroscience Institute recently added a new, state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging system to its Nuclear Medicine program.

Newswise: Scientists Discover Protein Partners that Could Heal Heart Muscle
Released: 6-Oct-2022 4:40 PM EDT
Scientists Discover Protein Partners that Could Heal Heart Muscle
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Scientists at the UNC School of Medicine have made a significant advance in the promising field of cellular reprogramming and organ regeneration, and the discovery could play a major role in future medicines to heal damaged hearts.

Released: 6-Oct-2022 4:35 PM EDT
Genomic research aids in the effort to understand how best to treat deadly infections caused by a fungus
University of Massachusetts Amherst

A research team led by a University of Massachusetts Amherst scientist has made a significant genetic discovery that sheds light on the use of the drug caspofungin to treat a deadly fungal infection, Aspergillus fumigatus, which kills some 100,000 severely immunocompromised people each year.

Released: 6-Oct-2022 4:30 PM EDT
Why some countries are leading the shift to green energy
University of California, Berkeley

Oil and gas prices skyrocketed following the Russian invasion of Ukraine in spring 2022, creating a global energy crisis similar to the oil crisis of the 1970s.

Newswise: A one-stop-shop for brain imaging
Released: 6-Oct-2022 4:20 PM EDT
A one-stop-shop for brain imaging
McGill University

The brain is a complex organ, and no one imaging mode can catch everything that’s going on inside it. Over the years, multiple “brain maps” have emerged, each focusing on different brain processes, from metabolism to cognitive function.

   
Newswise: Re-spun silkworm silk is 70% stronger than spider silk
Released: 6-Oct-2022 4:20 PM EDT
Re-spun silkworm silk is 70% stronger than spider silk
Cell Press

Spiders hold the market for the strongest silks but are too aggressive and territorial to be farmed.

Newswise: On-site reactors could affordably turn CO2 into valuable chemicals
Released: 6-Oct-2022 4:10 PM EDT
On-site reactors could affordably turn CO2 into valuable chemicals
University of Waterloo

New technology developed at the University of Waterloo could make a significant difference in the fight against climate change by affordably converting harmful carbon dioxide (CO2) into fuels and other valuable chemicals on an industrial scale.

Released: 6-Oct-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Repurposing existing drugs to fight new COVID-19 variants
Michigan State University

Finding new ways to treat the novel coronavirus and its ever-changing variants has been a challenge for researchers, especially when the traditional drug development and discovery process can take years. A Michigan State University researcher and his team are taking a hi-tech approach to determine whether drugs already on the market can pull double duty in treating new COVID variants.

   
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Released: 6-Oct-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Veterans in the workplace face unwelcome hero worship
University of Cincinnati

Some military veterans returning to the workforce face the stigma of negative stereotypes even as their service is aggrandized, according to a new study by the University of Cincinnati.

Newswise: Story tips: Reducing molten salt’s corrosive effect. VERIFI-ing and tracking carbon’s big footprint. Moss genome study identifies two new species. Ultrasound for battery health.
Released: 6-Oct-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Story tips: Reducing molten salt’s corrosive effect. VERIFI-ing and tracking carbon’s big footprint. Moss genome study identifies two new species. Ultrasound for battery health.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Story tips from Oak Ridge National Laboratory including reducing molten salt’s corrosive effect, VERIFI-ing and tracking carbon’s big footprint, moss genome study identifies two new species and ultrasound for battery health.

Newswise: Computer, Is My Experiment Finished?
Released: 6-Oct-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Computer, Is My Experiment Finished?
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Everyone knows that the Computer-an artificial intelligence (AI)-like entity-on a Star Trek spaceship does everything from brewing tea to compiling complex analyses of flux data. But how are they used at real research facilities? How can AI agents-computer programs that can act based on a perceived environment-help scientists discover next-generation batteries or quantum materials? Three staff members at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) described how AI agents support scientists using the facility's research tools.

Released: 6-Oct-2022 3:55 PM EDT
Flavored E-Cigarettes Continue to Drive Increase in Tobacco Use Among Kids
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Today’s data from the CDC Youth Tobacco Survey provides alarming, disappointing, but unsurprising news: more kids are using e-cigarette products. This news is alarming in that half a million more kids reported using e-cigarettes products and taking their first step towards a lifetime of nicotine addiction. It is unsurprising that candy and sweetened, flavored e-cigarettes continue to drive the youth nicotine market. Flavors are essential to lure kids into tobacco use. Remove the flavors and the vast majority of these kids will never start using e-cigarette.

Released: 6-Oct-2022 3:55 PM EDT
Archaeology: Modern pesticide accelerates corrosion of ancient Roman bowl
Scientific Reports

A corroded Roman bowl dated to the Late Iron Age (between 43 and 410 AD) contains traces of chlorobenzenes, a chemical once used in pesticides that is known to accumulate in soil and water sources.

Newswise: Impact that killed the dinosaurs triggered “mega-earthquake” that lasted weeks to months
Released: 6-Oct-2022 3:50 PM EDT
Impact that killed the dinosaurs triggered “mega-earthquake” that lasted weeks to months
Geological Society of America (GSA)

66 million years ago, a 10-kilometer asteroid hit Earth, triggering the extinction of the dinosaurs. New evidence suggests that the Chicxulub impact also triggered an earthquake so massive that it shook the planet for weeks to months after the collision.

Released: 6-Oct-2022 3:40 PM EDT
Onshore algae farms could be ‘breadbasket for Global South’
Cornell University

Growing nutritious, protein-dense microalgae in onshore, seawater-fed aquaculture systems — particularly along the coasts of the Global South — could help increase food production by more than 50% and feed a projected 10 billion people by 2050.

Newswise:Video Embedded world-s-first-stem-cell-treatment-for-spina-bifida-delivered-during-fetal-surgery
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Released: 6-Oct-2022 3:40 PM EDT
World’s first stem cell treatment for spina bifida delivered during fetal surgery
UC Davis Health

Three babies have been born after receiving the world’s first spina bifida treatment combining surgery with stem cells. This was made possible by a landmark clinical trial at UC Davis Health known formally as the “CuRe Trial: Cellular Therapy for In Utero Repair of Myelomeningocele.”

Released: 6-Oct-2022 3:40 PM EDT
World Leaders in Ocean Science and Philanthropy Come Together to Create First-ever Ocean Pavilion at UN Climate Conference
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

A group of the world’s leading ocean science and philanthropic organizations, led by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego, have come together to highlight the global ocean at the upcoming 27th Conference of the Parties (COP27) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.

Newswise: Lagoons from the Arctic’s “Forgotten Coast” Teem with Fish and Birds, Vulnerable to Climate Change and Human Development
Released: 6-Oct-2022 3:35 PM EDT
Lagoons from the Arctic’s “Forgotten Coast” Teem with Fish and Birds, Vulnerable to Climate Change and Human Development
Wildlife Conservation Society

A new scientific review article led by WCS captures the unique and dynamic characteristics of coastal lagoon ecosystems in the Arctic Beringia Region, and discusses how climate change effects and human development could alter these habitats.

Released: 6-Oct-2022 3:05 PM EDT
Tofacitinib shows promise in scleroderma patients, researchers optimistic for next phase of study
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

The drug tofacitinib was well tolerated among patients with early scleroderma, primarily affecting the protein interferon both in fibroblasts and keratinocytes. Researchers say the drug is safe and can possibly be repurposed for systemic sclerosis treatment.

Released: 6-Oct-2022 2:55 PM EDT
Referrals to long COVID clinic fall by 79% following roll-out of the vaccine
University of Cambridge

Referrals to Cambridge’s long COVID clinic fell dramatically in the period August 2021 to June 2022, which researchers say is likely due to the successful rollout of the vaccine.

Released: 6-Oct-2022 2:50 PM EDT
The costs of caring for a graying population
University of Tsukuba

With the "graying population" phenomenon becoming widespread, many countries are facing the challenge of caring for their elderly population.

Newswise: Mouthwashes may suppress SARS-CoV-2
Released: 6-Oct-2022 2:45 PM EDT
Mouthwashes may suppress SARS-CoV-2
Hokkaido University

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is an airborne disease transmitted via aerosols, which are spread from the oral and nasal cavities—the mouth and the nose.


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