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    Newswise: Early-Life Airborne Lead Exposure Associated with Lower IQ and Self-Control in NIH Study
    Released: 23-Feb-2024 7:05 AM EST
    Early-Life Airborne Lead Exposure Associated with Lower IQ and Self-Control in NIH Study
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    Children who lived in areas with higher levels of airborne lead in their first five years of life appeared to have slightly lower IQs and less self-control, with boys showing more sensitivity to lead exposure, according to a new study from the NIH Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program.

       
    Newswise: The 2024 Cardiac Rehab Persons of the Year Awards
    Released: 22-Feb-2024 10:05 PM EST
    The 2024 Cardiac Rehab Persons of the Year Awards
    Hackensack Meridian Health

    Hackensack University Medical Center Presents 22nd Annual Cardiac Rehabilitation Persons of the Year Awards

    Newswise: Three years later, search for life on Mars continues
    Released: 22-Feb-2024 9:05 PM EST
    Three years later, search for life on Mars continues
    University of Cincinnati

    In the three years since NASA’s Perseverance rover touched down on Mars, the NASA science team has made the daily task of investigating the red planet seem almost mundane.

    Newswise: Chronic stress spreads cancer … here’s how
    Released: 22-Feb-2024 8:05 PM EST
    Chronic stress spreads cancer … here’s how
    Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

    Stress is inevitable. But too much of it can be terrible for our health. Chronic stress can increase our risk for heart disease and strokes. It may also help cancer spread. How this works has remained a mystery—a challenge for cancer care.

    Newswise: Researchers harness 2D magnetic materials for energy-efficient computing
    Released: 22-Feb-2024 8:05 PM EST
    Researchers harness 2D magnetic materials for energy-efficient computing
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

    Experimental computer memories and processors built from magnetic materials use far less energy than traditional silicon-based devices.

    Newswise: Scientists can tell where a mouse is looking and located based on its neural activity
    Released: 22-Feb-2024 8:05 PM EST
    Scientists can tell where a mouse is looking and located based on its neural activity
    Cell Press

    Researchers have paired a deep learning model with experimental data to “decode” mouse neural activity.

    Newswise: ‘Dynamic duo’ defenses in bacteria ward off viral threats
    Released: 22-Feb-2024 8:05 PM EST
    ‘Dynamic duo’ defenses in bacteria ward off viral threats
    University of Southampton

    Scientists at the University of Southampton have discovered that bacteria can pair up their defense systems to create a formidable force, greater than the sum of its parts, to fight off attack from phage viruses.

    Released: 22-Feb-2024 8:05 PM EST
    A third of trans masculine individuals on testosterone ovulate
    Amsterdam UMC

    "Trans masculine people are people born female but do not identify as such, for example they feel male, gender fluid or non-binary. Our examination of their ovarian tissue shows that 33% of them show signs of recent ovulation, despite being on testosterone and no longer menstruating," says Joyce Asseler, PhD candidate at Amsterdam UMC.

    Newswise: Research Study on Novel Rehab Program for Heart Failure Patients, Led by Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Expands to Advocate Health Site in Chicago
    Released: 22-Feb-2024 7:05 PM EST
    Research Study on Novel Rehab Program for Heart Failure Patients, Led by Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Expands to Advocate Health Site in Chicago
    Wake Forest University School of Medicine

    Wake Forest University School of Medicine, the academic core of Advocate Health, is expanding another research study to Advocate Christ Medical Center, in Oak Lawn, Illinois, just outside Chicago. The study, which is testing a novel rehabilitation program designed for older patients hospitalized with acute heart failure, is funded by a five-year, $30 million grant, awarded to Wake Forest University School of Medicine in 2022 by the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health.

    Released: 22-Feb-2024 7:05 PM EST
    A new beginning: The search for more temperate Tatooines
    Yale University

    Luke Skywalker’s childhood might have been slightly less harsh if he’d grown up on a more temperate Tatooine — like the ones identified in a new, Yale-led study.

    Released: 22-Feb-2024 7:05 PM EST
    Empowering autistic teens: New clinician advice for navigating chronic pain
    Newswise Review

    When you’re an autistic teenager living with chronic pain, getting treatment for your pain can be a challenging experience.

    Released: 22-Feb-2024 7:05 PM EST
    Side effects of wide scale forestation could reduce carbon removal benefits by up to a third
    University of Sheffield

    The side effects of large-scale forestation initiatives could reduce the CO2 removal benefits by up to a third, a pioneering study has found.

    Released: 22-Feb-2024 7:05 PM EST
    Climate change linked to rise in mental distress among teens, according to Drexel study
    Drexel University

    Worsening human-induced climate change may have effects beyond the widely reported rising sea levels, higher temperatures, and impacts on food supply and migration – and may also extend to influencing mental distress among high schoolers in the United States.

       
    Newswise: Commercial shipment marks big step for safer, more efficient nuclear fuels
    Released: 22-Feb-2024 7:05 PM EST
    Commercial shipment marks big step for safer, more efficient nuclear fuels
    Idaho National Laboratory (INL)

    After two decades, laboratory reopens for spent fuel testing

    Released: 22-Feb-2024 7:05 PM EST
    High school biology textbooks do not provide students with a comprehensive view of the science of sex and gender
    New York University

    The teaching of science has long generated controversy in the United States—from evolution in the early 20th century to climate change today.

    Released: 22-Feb-2024 7:05 PM EST
    Yale chemists synthesize unique anticancer molecules using novel approach
    Yale University

    Nearly 30 years ago, scientists discovered a unique class of anticancer molecules in a family of bryozoans, a phylum of marine invertebrates found in tropical waters.

    Released: 22-Feb-2024 7:05 PM EST
    Entrepreneurs’ stock losses bruise their businesses
    University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

    When a recession takes a bite out of an entrepreneur’s personal stock portfolio, does that person’s business suffer more than those of older and larger competitors?

    Newswise: Killer instinct drove evolution of mammals’ predatory ancestors
    22-Feb-2024 4:05 AM EST
    Killer instinct drove evolution of mammals’ predatory ancestors
    University of Bristol

    The evolutionary success of the first large predators on land was driven by their need to improve as killers, researchers at the University of Bristol and the Open University suggest.

    Newswise: Seeking Answers: ReSeq Project Doesn't Give Up on Finding a Diagnosis for Critically Ill Kids
    Released: 22-Feb-2024 6:05 PM EST
    Seeking Answers: ReSeq Project Doesn't Give Up on Finding a Diagnosis for Critically Ill Kids
    University of Utah Health

    For critically ill children with unknown genetic disorders, genome sequencing can be a powerful diagnostic tool, yet more than half of sequenced kids remain undiagnosed. Where standard clinical genome analysis fails to reach a diagnosis, ReSeq’s team of geneticists and data analysts takes an in-depth second look.

    Newswise: Cooler, wetter parts of Pacific Northwest likely to see more fires, new simulations predict
    Released: 22-Feb-2024 6:05 PM EST
    Cooler, wetter parts of Pacific Northwest likely to see more fires, new simulations predict
    Newswise Review

    Forests in the coolest, wettest parts of the western Pacific Northwest are likely to see the biggest increases in burn probability, fire size and number of blazes as the climate continues to get warmer and drier, according to new modeling led by an Oregon State University scientist.

    Released: 22-Feb-2024 4:05 PM EST
    Hackensack Meridian Children's Health Launches International Epilepsy Program
    Hackensack Meridian Health

    The Pediatric Epilepsy International Program, led by pediatric neurologist and epileptologist Eric Ségal, MD, and pediatric neurosurgeon Luke Tomycz, MD, is an extension of the Hackensack Meridian Health’s Global Health initiative, which provides concierge services to patients who travel from other countries to receive treatment.

    Released: 22-Feb-2024 4:05 PM EST
    University of West Florida designated Purple Star Campus
    University of West Florida

    UWF has been named a Florida Collegiate Purple Star Campus for supporting military students and families during college transition, among the first in the Florida State University System.

    Released: 22-Feb-2024 4:05 PM EST
    Wendy Williams: University of Michigan FTD experts available to for interview
    Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

    On Feb. 22, Wendy Williams' team announced that the TV host has been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia, or FTD. In wake of the new diagnosis, I have neurologists from University of Michigan Health who are able to speak about FTD.

    Newswise: Physicists Remotely Sense Radioactive Decay to Probe Fundamental Forces and Particles
    Released: 22-Feb-2024 4:05 PM EST
    Physicists Remotely Sense Radioactive Decay to Probe Fundamental Forces and Particles
    Department of Energy, Office of Science

    Two collaborations have pioneered a new technique, Cyclotron Radiation Emission Spectroscopy, to investigate the nature of fundamental particles and forces in the universe. The Project 8 collaboration set an upper limit on the mass of neutrinos. The He6-CRES collaboration observed the decay of radioactive isotopes of helium and neon to set the stage for investigating the weak interaction.

    Newswise: Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University and 
Jersey Shore University Medical Centers Again Ranked
Among the Elite Hospitals in North America for Open Heart Surgery
    Released: 22-Feb-2024 4:05 PM EST
    Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University and Jersey Shore University Medical Centers Again Ranked Among the Elite Hospitals in North America for Open Heart Surgery
    Hackensack Meridian Health

    Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center, which are licensed by the New Jersey Department of Health for open heart surgery, have earned distinguished three-star ratings from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for their patient care and exemplary outcomes in adult cardiac surgery, from July 2020 to June 2023.

    Newswise: Researchers Look at Ways to Target Early Breast Cancer Progression
    Released: 22-Feb-2024 3:05 PM EST
    Researchers Look at Ways to Target Early Breast Cancer Progression
    University of Kansas Cancer Center

    A researcher at The University of Kansas Cancer Center has received a $930,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to study a new targeted therapy option for people diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS).

    Newswise: Mercy Medical Center Named Among Top 400 Mid-Size Employers By Forbes Magazine for 2024
    Released: 22-Feb-2024 3:05 PM EST
    Mercy Medical Center Named Among Top 400 Mid-Size Employers By Forbes Magazine for 2024
    Mercy Medical Center

    Mercy Medical Center has been ranked as one of the top 400 midsize employers (1,000-5,000 employees) in the United States for 2024 by Forbes magazine.



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