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24-Nov-2021 5:40 PM EST
American Indians Who Believe a False Stereotype About Their Vulnerability to Alcohol May be at Higher Risk for Problematic Drinking
Research Society on Alcoholism

American Indians who believe a myth falsely implying that they are biogenetically predisposed to heavy drinking may experience more alcohol craving, more frequent drinking, and worse alcohol-related consequences than those who don’t believe that myth, according to a new study in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research.

24-Nov-2021 12:45 PM EST
COVID-19: Measuring viral RNA to predict which patients will die
Universite de Montreal

A statistical model developed by Université de Montréal researchers uses a blood biomarker of SARS-CoV-2 to identify infected patients who are most at risk of dying of COVID-19.

Newswise: In the quantum realm, not even time flows as you might expect
24-Nov-2021 11:55 AM EST
In the quantum realm, not even time flows as you might expect
University of Bristol

A team of physicists at the Universities of Bristol, Vienna, the Balearic Islands and the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI-Vienna) has shown how quantum systems can simultaneously evolve along two opposite time arrows - both forward and backward in time.

Released: 25-Nov-2021 2:30 PM EST
Crowdsourcing data to monitor progress on the SDGs
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

A new IIASA-led study explored the use of a citizen science tool known as Picture Pile to see how it could contribute to monitoring progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Newswise: Pandemic depression persists among older adults: Study
23-Nov-2021 4:20 PM EST
Pandemic depression persists among older adults: Study
McMaster University

Researchers used telephone and web survey data to examine how health-related factors and social determinants such as income and social participation, impacted the prevalence of depressive symptoms during the initial lockdown starting March 2020 and after re-opening following the first wave of COVID-19 in Canada. Caregiving responsibilities, separation from family, family conflict, and loneliness were associated with a greater likelihood of moderate or high levels of depressive symptoms that got worse over time.

Newswise: INU-CU Online Visual Arts Exhibition 2021
Released: 25-Nov-2021 8:55 AM EST
INU-CU Online Visual Arts Exhibition 2021
Chulalongkorn University

The Office of Art and Culture, Chulalongkorn University, and Incheon National University proudly present the ‘INU-CU online Visual Arts Exhibition 2021’.

Newswise: Targeted drug combination shows unprecedented activity in some highly aggressive brain tumors
24-Nov-2021 1:55 PM EST
Targeted drug combination shows unprecedented activity in some highly aggressive brain tumors
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

A combination of two targeted cancer drugs showed unprecedented, “clinically meaningful” activity in patients with highly malignant brain tumors that carried a rare genetic mutation, according to a clinical trial report by investigators from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Released: 24-Nov-2021 5:35 PM EST
妙佑医疗国际的书籍作者就如何通过预防疾病让自己活得更年轻更长寿提供见解
Mayo Clinic

虽然人们都知道,健康会影响寿命和生活质量,但许多人连一些能让他们更年轻、更长寿的小事都做不到。

Released: 24-Nov-2021 5:35 PM EST
مؤلف كتابٍ لمايو كلينك يعطي معلومات متعمقة حول الاستمتاع بالشباب لوقت أطول عبر الوقاية من المرض
Mayo Clinic

مدينة روتشستر، ولاية مينيسوتا- بالرغم من أن الناس يعرفون أن صحتهم تؤثر على طول عمرهم وجودة حياتهم، فإن الكثيرين يكافحون حتى للقيام بأشياء صغيرة ستساعدهم على العيش لفترة أطول.

Released: 24-Nov-2021 5:05 PM EST
Autor de livro da Mayo Clinic fala mais sobre como permanecer mais jovem por mais tempo prevenindo doenças
Mayo Clinic

Embora as pessoas saibam que a saúde afeta a longevidade e a qualidade de vida, muitas têm dificuldades para fazer pequenas coisas que as ajudarão a permanecer mais jovens por mais tempo.

22-Nov-2021 2:55 PM EST
Belzutifan induced strong responses in patients with von Hippel-Lindau disease-associated kidney cancer
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Results from a Phase II trial led by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center showed that treatment with belzutifan, a small-molecule inhibitor of hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)-2a, achieved strong clinical activity in patients with renal cell carcinomas (RCC) and non-renal cell carcinoma neoplasms associated with von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease. The study was published today in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Released: 24-Nov-2021 5:00 PM EST
Antibodies mimicking the virus may explain long haul COVID-19, rare vaccine side effects
UC Davis Health

A new article published in The New England Journal of Medicine suggests that secondary antibodies known as “anti-idiotype antibodies” could be responsible for some of the side effects of COVID-19 vaccines and the symptoms of long-haul COVID.

Newswise: Collapse of ancient Liangzhu culture caused by climate change
Released: 24-Nov-2021 4:30 PM EST
Collapse of ancient Liangzhu culture caused by climate change
University of Innsbruck

Referred to as "China's Venice of the Stone Age", the Liangzhu excavation site in eastern China is considered one of the most significant testimonies of early Chinese advanced civilisation.

Released: 24-Nov-2021 4:30 PM EST
Autor de libro de Mayo Clinic aporta su perspectiva para conservar la juventud por más tiempo al evitar enfermedades
Mayo Clinic

Aunque la gente sabe que la salud afecta la longevidad y la calidad de vida, para muchos es difícil hacer incluso aquellas pequeñas cosas que ayudan a conservar la juventud por más tiempo.

Newswise: Arctic Ocean started getting warmer decades earlier than we thought - Study
Released: 24-Nov-2021 4:20 PM EST
Arctic Ocean started getting warmer decades earlier than we thought - Study
University of Cambridge

The Arctic Ocean has been getting warmer since the beginning of the 20th century – decades earlier than records suggest – due to warmer water flowing into the delicate polar ecosystem from the Atlantic Ocean.

19-Nov-2021 11:25 AM EST
Study Finds Brain Lesions on MRI Linked to Years of Playing Football
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Certain markers of injury to the brain’s white matter, called white matter hyperintensities, can be seen on brain scans. A new study finds that brain scans taken during the lifetimes of athletes in contact sports, compared to changes in their brains at autopsy, showed that white matter hyperintensities were associated with neuropathological changes. The research is published in the November 24, 2021, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study also found that white matter hyperintensities were more common in athletes who played contact sports longer or had more head impacts during their careers.

Newswise: Shopping trolleys save shoppers money as pushing reduces spending, finds new study
Released: 24-Nov-2021 3:30 PM EST
Shopping trolleys save shoppers money as pushing reduces spending, finds new study
City University London

Shoppers are likely to save money in the run up to the holiday season if they use standard shopping trolleys, new research has found.

Released: 24-Nov-2021 3:20 PM EST
How eating less in early life could help with reproduction later on
University of East Anglia

Switching from a restricted diet to eating as much as you like could be beneficial for reproduction in later life, according to new research from the University of East Anglia.

Newswise: Living walls can reduce heat lost from buildings by over 30%
Released: 24-Nov-2021 2:50 PM EST
Living walls can reduce heat lost from buildings by over 30%
University of Plymouth

Retrofitting an existing masonry cavity walled building with a green or living wall can reduce the amount of heat lost through its structure by more than 30%, according to new research.

Released: 24-Nov-2021 2:35 PM EST
State Stem Cell Agency Awards $4M for Blood Cancer Immunotherapy at UC San Diego
University of California San Diego Health

The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) approved a $4.1 million grant to enable University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers to advance a new chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy from the laboratory into the clinic.

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Released: 24-Nov-2021 2:05 PM EST
The claim that "Greenland's ice sheet isn't shrinking any more rapidly today than it was 80 years ago" is false
Newswise

Steven Koonin, former Undersecretary for Science in the Obama Administration says that the media is exaggerating the climate crisis. In a recent video for Prager U, Koonin offered several statements that address flooding, hurricanes and the melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet. We address the claim that "Greenland's ice sheet isn't shrinking any more rapidly today than it was 80 years ago." Our analysis: this claim is mostly false.

Released: 24-Nov-2021 1:55 PM EST
Morning exposure to deep red light improves declining eyesight
University College London

Just three minutes of exposure to deep red light once a week, when delivered in the morning, can significantly improve declining eyesight, finds a pioneering new study by UCL researchers.

Released: 24-Nov-2021 1:30 PM EST
Black older Americans have lower prevalence of hearing loss than their white peers
University of Toronto

Black Americans 65 years and older have much better hearing than their White counterparts, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.

Released: 24-Nov-2021 1:20 PM EST
Ultrathin solar cells get a boost
Argonne National Laboratory

Using ultrabright X-rays, researchers have determined that sunlight itself can improve the efficiency of 2D materials used to collect solar energy.

Released: 24-Nov-2021 1:15 PM EST
Robots good for gender equity, not so good for stability/fertility of marriage: study
University of Pittsburgh

Robots aren’t a man’s best friend, statistically speaking. They worsen the economic stature of men and, in the process, alter marital status and ultimately marital fertility.

Released: 24-Nov-2021 12:55 PM EST
New insights into proteins may aid cancer and infertility research
Argonne National Laboratory

Scientists used Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source to determine the structure of a protein associated with the BRCA2 gene. This protein is involved in repairing breaks in DNA, and the research could have implications for cancer and infertility studies.

Newswise: UCI-led team of physicists detects signs of neutrinos at Large Hadron Collider
Released: 24-Nov-2021 12:10 PM EST
UCI-led team of physicists detects signs of neutrinos at Large Hadron Collider
University of California, Irvine

The international Forward Search Experiment team, led by physicists at the University of California, Irvine, has achieved the first-ever detection of neutrino candidates produced by the Large Hadron Collider at the CERN facility near Geneva, Switzerland.

Newswise: Over the Top: Car Jump Study Turns Over Old Physics Problem
Released: 24-Nov-2021 11:40 AM EST
Over the Top: Car Jump Study Turns Over Old Physics Problem
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

If an automobile is moving at a steady speed over a hill in the shape of a vertical circular arc, what is the maximum speed it can attain without losing contact with the road at the crest of the hill? In The Physics Teacher, Carl Mungan demonstrates that, despite numerous textbook references stating otherwise, a car will leave the ground on the downside of a peak. The study presents three cases to illustrate the nuances of the different physics principles at play and Mungan ultimately presents a compelling argument, dispelling the long-held notion a car can leave the road at the top of a smooth hill.

Released: 24-Nov-2021 11:35 AM EST
New study shows that treating insomnia with cognitive behavioral therapy can prevent major depression in older adults
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

A new study led by researchers at UCLA Health has found that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT-I) prevented major depression, decreasing the likelihood of depression by over 50% as compared to sleep education therapy in adults over the age of 60 with insomnia.

Newswise: Himalayan bats are functionally less diverse at high than at lower elevations, but show the same evolutionary diversity
Released: 24-Nov-2021 11:30 AM EST
Himalayan bats are functionally less diverse at high than at lower elevations, but show the same evolutionary diversity
Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW)

Million years of evolution have produced a dazzling variety of species, each uniquely adapted to its environment.

Released: 24-Nov-2021 11:05 AM EST
Researchers Find COVID-19 Infection During Pregnancy Leads to Distinct Immune Changes in Mothers and Babies
Cleveland Clinic

In a collaborative study, Cleveland Clinic researchers sought to understand how COVID-19 infection affects pregnant mothers and their children. They published the results of their clinical study in Cell Reports Medicine.

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Released: 24-Nov-2021 11:00 AM EST
Revolutionizing Data Access Through Tiled
Brookhaven National Laboratory

UPTON, NY–Every time scientists study a new material, they must wade through an ocean of data. Today, a whole ecosystem of scientific tools creates a wild variety of data to be explored. This exploration will now get a lot easier thanks to scientists at the National Synchrotron Light Source II. Their freshly rolled-out software tool—called Tiled— allows researchers to see, slice, and study their data more conveniently than ever before.

Newswise: We Might Not Know Half of What’s in Our Cells, New AI Technique Reveals
22-Nov-2021 4:25 PM EST
We Might Not Know Half of What’s in Our Cells, New AI Technique Reveals
University of California San Diego Health

Artificial intelligence-based technique reveals previously unknown cell components that may provide new clues to human development and disease.

Newswise: Electrons Set the Stage for Neutrino Experiments
22-Nov-2021 7:05 AM EST
Electrons Set the Stage for Neutrino Experiments
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

Neutrinos may be the key to finally solving a mystery of the origins of our matter-dominated universe, and preparations for two major, billion-dollar experiments are underway to reveal the particles’ secrets. Now, a team of nuclear physicists have turned to the humble electron to provide insight for how these experiments can better prepare to capture critical information. GENIE is simulation framework made of many models that each help physicists reproduce certain aspects of interactions between neutrinos and nuclei to help understand their experimental results. Since so little is known about neutrinos, it’s difficult to directly test GENIE to ensure it will produce both accurate and high-precision results from the new data that will be provided by future neutrino experiments. In this study, the team used an electron-scattering version of GENIE, dubbed e-GENIE, to test the same incoming energy reconstruction algorithms that neutrino researchers will use. Instead of using neutrinos, the

Newswise: Antihistamines can influence immunotherapy response by enhancing T cell activation
19-Nov-2021 9:25 AM EST
Antihistamines can influence immunotherapy response by enhancing T cell activation
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Researchers discovered that antihistamines are associated with improved responses to immunotherapy. Their work revealed a role for the histamine receptor in suppressing T cell activation to block anti-tumor immune responses.

Newswise: A New Artificial Material Mimics Quantum Entangled Rare Earth Compounds
22-Nov-2021 8:00 AM EST
A New Artificial Material Mimics Quantum Entangled Rare Earth Compounds
Aalto University

Physicists have created a new ultra-thin two-layer material with quantum properties that normally require rare earth compounds. This material, which is relatively easy to make and does not contain rare earth metals, could provide a new platform for quantum computing and advance research into unconventional superconductivity and quantum criticality.

Newswise: Tectonic shift in Southern Ocean caused dramatic ancient cooling event
Released: 24-Nov-2021 10:35 AM EST
Tectonic shift in Southern Ocean caused dramatic ancient cooling event
University of Leicester

New research has shed light on a sudden cooling event 34 million years ago, which contributed to formation of the Antarctic ice sheets.

Released: 24-Nov-2021 9:00 AM EST
Krzysztof Gawędzki, Antti Kupiainen Share 2022 Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

AIP and APS announce Krzysztof Gawędzki and Antti Kupiainen as the recipients of the 2022 Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics. The prize is awarded annually to recognize significant contributions to the field of mathematical physics. The citation on their award reads: "for fundamental contributions to quantum field theory, statistical mechanics, and fluid dynamics using geometric, probabilistic, and renormalization group ideas." The prize will be presented at either the APS March Meeting in Chicago or the APS April Meeting in New York City.

Released: 24-Nov-2021 8:55 AM EST
Housework linked to sharper memory and better falls protection in older adults
BMJ

Housework is linked to sharper memory, attention span, and better leg strength, and by extension, greater protection against falls, in older adults, finds research published in the open access journal BMJ Open.

Newswise: Is Your Alcohol Sanitizer Safe and Effective? Chula’s Pharmaceutical Science Has Developed a User-friendly and Rapid Test Kit to Keep People Away from COVID-19.
Released: 24-Nov-2021 8:55 AM EST
Is Your Alcohol Sanitizer Safe and Effective? Chula’s Pharmaceutical Science Has Developed a User-friendly and Rapid Test Kit to Keep People Away from COVID-19.
Chulalongkorn University

Chula Pharmaceutical Science helps increase public confidence to keep COVID-19 at bay with their new test kit to verify the safety and efficacy of hand sanitizers and alcohol-based gel and spray products.

Released: 24-Nov-2021 8:40 AM EST
Aspirin is linked with increased risk of heart failure
European Society of Cardiology

Aspirin use is associated with a 26% raised risk of heart failure in people with at least one predisposing factor for the condition.

Newswise: Prostate Cancer Organoids Open Path to Precision Oncology
Released: 24-Nov-2021 8:40 AM EST
Prostate Cancer Organoids Open Path to Precision Oncology
Georgia Institute of Technology

A multi-institutional team of investigators led by bioengineer Ankur Singh has developed organoids which that shed new light on a virtually untreatable form of prostate cancer, opening a pathway that may lead to novel therapeutics and a glimmer of hope for patients.

Newswise: Neurobiologists Reveal How Value Decisions are Coded into Our Brains
Released: 24-Nov-2021 8:35 AM EST
Neurobiologists Reveal How Value Decisions are Coded into Our Brains
University of California San Diego

A new study is showing how value choices are recorded in our brains. Researchers found that persistency allows value signals to be most effectively represented, or “coded,” across different areas of the brain, especially in a critical area within the cerebrum known as the retrosplenial cortex.

Released: 24-Nov-2021 8:30 AM EST
Transit Network Frequency Setting With Multi-Agent Simulation to Capture Activity-Based Mode Substitution
NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Researchers at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering and the C2SMART Tier 1 University Transportation Center propose a simulation-based transit network design model for bus frequency planning in large-scale transportation network with activity-based behavioral responses.

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