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Newswise: Expert offers tree safety tips for holiday season
Released: 28-Nov-2022 9:15 AM EST
Expert offers tree safety tips for holiday season
West Virginia University

The decking of the halls is underway and, while the ease and convenience of a pre-lit, artificial tree has its appeal, a West Virginia University Extension expert is making a case for the authentic look and smell of a fresh-cut Christmas tree.

27-Nov-2022 9:05 AM EST
Gut Microbes Disturbed by COVID-19 Infection, Especially with Antibiotics
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

In an intensive look at the effects of the virus causing COVID-19 on patients’ microbiome – the collection of microorganisms that live in and on the human body – Rutgers scientists found that acute infection disrupts a healthy balance between good and bad microbes in the gut, especially with antibiotic treatment.

Newswise: TTUHSC El Paso Radiology Chair to Lead Advocacy Efforts to Support Patients and Physicians
Released: 28-Nov-2022 9:00 AM EST
TTUHSC El Paso Radiology Chair to Lead Advocacy Efforts to Support Patients and Physicians
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

Thomas M. Dykes, M.D., FACR, FSAR, Foster School of Medicine professor and Department of Radiology chair, was recently selected to a two-year term as the West Texas regional director of the Texas Radiology Advocacy Network. The advocacy network is an extension of American College of Radiology’s state chapter, the Texas Radiological Society.

Released: 28-Nov-2022 9:00 AM EST
Links Between Neurological Involvement and Respiratory Damage in SARS-CoV-2 Infection
Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

Researchers working with Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO) have published a paper examining the possible links between neurological involvement and respiratory damage due to COVID-19.

Released: 28-Nov-2022 8:45 AM EST
Arthrex, Richard Wolf Announce Partnership to Expand Comprehensive Operative Care Solutions
Arthrex, Inc.

Arthrex and Richard Wolf, global leaders in minimally invasive surgical technology and solutions, announced a U.S.-based partnership to offer comprehensive technology and product offerings in urology, gynecology and general surgery.

   
Newswise: Global Leader in Materials Research Will Be New APL Materials Editor-in-Chief
Released: 28-Nov-2022 8:00 AM EST
Global Leader in Materials Research Will Be New APL Materials Editor-in-Chief
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

AIP Publishing is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Bo Wang of the Beijing Institute of Technology as the new Editor-in-Chief of APL Materials. Wang will lead the journal as it expands to represent material science, materials chemistry, and materials physics more holistically.

Released: 28-Nov-2022 8:00 AM EST
Drug Used for Sleep Disorders Is Linked to Higher Risk of Overdose in Teens, Young Adults
Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University

Researchers found young people using benzodiazepines for common sleep conditions had an increased risk of overdose during the six months after starting treatment compared with other prescription sleep medications.

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Newswise: Astrophysicists Hunt for Second-Closest Supermassive Black Hole
Released: 28-Nov-2022 5:00 AM EST
Astrophysicists Hunt for Second-Closest Supermassive Black Hole
Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian

As massive as the black hole at the center of the Milky Way, the behemoth is hosted by a dwarf galaxy less than 1 million light-years away. Invisible so far — maybe not for long.

Newswise: When cyclones and fires collide…
Released: 27-Nov-2022 8:05 PM EST
When cyclones and fires collide…
University of South Australia

As strong winds and torrential rains inundate Australia’s south-eastern coast, new research suggests that high intensity bushfires might not be too far behind, with their dual effects extending damage zones and encroaching on previously low-risk residential areas.

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Released: 27-Nov-2022 2:05 PM EST
World Cup Soccer 2022: The Medical Perspective
Cedars-Sinai

Bert Mandelbaum, MD, medical director of the FIFA Medical Center of Excellence, Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute, and associate chief medical officer of Major League Soccer, has been providing medical care to the U.S men’s national soccer team for nearly three decades.

22-Nov-2022 7:05 PM EST
Laws Allowing Insurers to Deny Alcohol-Related Claims Do Not Deter Drinking, Study Suggests
Research Society on Alcoholism

State laws designed to prevent dangerous drinking behaviors do not appear to have that effect, according to a study published in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. Alcohol exclusion laws allow insurance companies to deny payment for injuries caused by alcohol consumption and were adopted more than seventy years ago to prevent problem drinking and related insurance costs. But a rigorous analysis of drinking behaviors found no evidence that repealing these laws increases alcohol consumption or binge drinking. Previous reports have found these laws to be a barrier to screening and treatment for alcohol issues, resulting in billions of dollars in added healthcare costs.

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Newswise: For Protons and Neutrons, Things Aren’t the Same Inside Nuclei
Released: 25-Nov-2022 8:15 PM EST
For Protons and Neutrons, Things Aren’t the Same Inside Nuclei
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Quarks are distributed differently in free protons and neutrons versus those inside nuclei, something called “the EMC effect.” Scientists previously thought that the EMC effect treated the up and down quarks in protons and neutrons equally. New high-precision data from the MARATHON experiment indicates that the EMC effect may exert more influence on the distribution of down quarks compared to up quarks inside nuclei.

Newswise: Research shows crowds hold the cards in referees’ decisions
Released: 25-Nov-2022 8:30 AM EST
Research shows crowds hold the cards in referees’ decisions
University of Portsmouth

A team of university researchers have found that soccer crowds are influencing referees’ behaviour.

Newswise: Bloating Common Issue Among Americans, Study Reports
Released: 24-Nov-2022 4:05 PM EST
Bloating Common Issue Among Americans, Study Reports
Cedars-Sinai

Nearly 1 in 7 Americans experience bloating on a weekly basis, and most aren’t seeking professional care for it, according to a new study led by Cedars-Sinai investigators. The findings are published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

Released: 24-Nov-2022 11:45 AM EST
How COVID-19 school closures will affect inequalities in adult skills
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

School closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic affected learning to varying degrees in different countries. A new study sheds light on what this learning loss will mean for countries' human capital in the decades to come.

Newswise: Diagnostic marker found for deadly brain disease marked by dementia, movement problems
21-Nov-2022 5:45 PM EST
Diagnostic marker found for deadly brain disease marked by dementia, movement problems
Washington University in St. Louis

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found a biomarker that identifies, with up to 89% accuracy, people with a rare, deadly, untreatable brain disease called corticobasal degeneration (CBD). The biomarker could accelerate efforts to develop treatments for CBD.

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Newswise: Science ahead of its time: Secret of 157-year old Darwin manuscript
Released: 24-Nov-2022 3:05 AM EST
Science ahead of its time: Secret of 157-year old Darwin manuscript
National University of Singapore

The Darwin Online project at the National University of Singapore (NUS) released an exceptional manuscript handwritten by Charles Darwin in 1865. The manuscript has been placed on auction at Sotheby’s auction house in New York City, making international news. To understand this unique document, historian of science Dr John van Wyhe from the NUS Department of Biological Sciences, and founder and Director of Darwin Online, sheds light on the origins of the 157-year old manuscript, and why Darwin chose to handwrite the selected passage from Origin of Species.

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Newswise: Physicist strikes gold, solving 50-year lightning mystery
Released: 23-Nov-2022 11:05 PM EST
Physicist strikes gold, solving 50-year lightning mystery
University of South Australia

An Australian physicist has solved a 50-year conundrum that has baffled the world's best science minds - why lightning zigzags.

Released: 23-Nov-2022 5:20 PM EST
Quarter of former Olympians suffer from osteoarthritis, study says
University of Edinburgh

One in four retired Olympians reported a diagnosis of osteoarthritis, the form of arthritis that causes changes in the joint and can lead to discomfort, pain and disability, the research found.

Released: 23-Nov-2022 5:15 PM EST
Do acquisitions harm the acquired brand? Identifying conditions that reduce the negative effect
American Marketing Association (AMA)

Researchers from University of Leeds, University of Vienna, and University of Pennsylvania published a new Journal of Marketing article that examines why consumers develop negative reactions towards acquired brands and explains conditions that attenuate that negative effect.

   
Newswise: Synthetic fibers discovered in Antarctic air, seawater, sediment and sea ice as the ‘pristine’ continent becomes a sink for plastic pollution
Released: 23-Nov-2022 4:40 PM EST
Synthetic fibers discovered in Antarctic air, seawater, sediment and sea ice as the ‘pristine’ continent becomes a sink for plastic pollution
University of Oxford

As nations meet in Uruguay to negotiate a new Global Plastics Treaty, marine and forensic scientists publish new results this week that reveal the discovery of synthetic plastic fibres in air, seawater, sediment and sea ice sampled in the Antarctic Weddell Sea.

Newswise: Human evolution wasn’t just the sheet music, but how it was played
Released: 23-Nov-2022 4:30 PM EST
Human evolution wasn’t just the sheet music, but how it was played
Duke University

A team of Duke researchers has identified a group of human DNA sequences driving changes in brain development, digestion and immunity that seem to have evolved rapidly after our family line split from that of the chimpanzees, but before we split with the Neanderthals.

   
Newswise: Spin correlation between paired electrons demonstrated
Released: 23-Nov-2022 4:10 PM EST
Spin correlation between paired electrons demonstrated
University of Basel

Physicists at the University of Basel have experimentally demonstrated for the first time that there is a negative correlation between the two spins of an entangled pair of electrons from a superconductor.

Newswise: Plants employ chemical engineering to manufacture bee-luring optical devices
Released: 23-Nov-2022 4:05 PM EST
Plants employ chemical engineering to manufacture bee-luring optical devices
University of Cambridge

While most flowers produce pigments that appear colourful and act as a visual cue to pollinators, some flowers also create microscopic three-dimensional patterns on their petal surfaces.

Newswise: Protein spheres protect the genome of cancer cells
Released: 23-Nov-2022 3:55 PM EST
Protein spheres protect the genome of cancer cells
University of Würzburg

MYC genes and their proteins play a central role in the emergence and development of almost all cancers.

Newswise: Tracking Explosions with Toughened-Up Tracers
Released: 23-Nov-2022 3:35 PM EST
Tracking Explosions with Toughened-Up Tracers
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

PNNL researchers created rugged, adaptable, mass-manufacturable luminescent particle tracers for use in harsh environments.

Released: 23-Nov-2022 3:25 PM EST
Vitamin D fails to reduce statin-associated muscle pain
Northwestern University

Patients who take statins to lower high cholesterol levels often complain of muscle pains, which can lead them to stop taking the highly effective medication and put them at greater risk of heart attack or stroke.

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Released: 23-Nov-2022 2:45 PM EST
Simple semiconductor solutions could boost solar energy generation and enable better space probes
University of Surrey

A 'simple' tweak to perovskite solar cells during the fabrication stage could help to unlock the untold potential of the renewable energy source, claims research from the University of Surrey.

Newswise: Genome studies uncover a new branch in fungal evolution
Released: 23-Nov-2022 2:10 PM EST
Genome studies uncover a new branch in fungal evolution
University of Alberta

About 600 seemingly disparate fungi that never quite found a fit along the fungal family tree have been shown to have a common ancestor, according to a University of Alberta-led research team that used genome sequencing to give these peculiar creatures their own classification home.

Newswise: Pocket feature shared by deadly coronaviruses could lead to pan-coronavirus antiviral treatment
Released: 23-Nov-2022 2:00 PM EST
Pocket feature shared by deadly coronaviruses could lead to pan-coronavirus antiviral treatment
University of Bristol

Researchers of the University of Bristol-led study, published in Science Advances today [23 November], say their findings could lead to the development of a pan-coronavirus treatment to defeat all coronaviruses.

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20-Nov-2022 9:00 PM EST
Gene that guides earliest social behaviors could be key to understanding autism
University of Utah Health

A new animal study points to a gene that is important for the earliest development of basic social behaviors.

18-Nov-2022 12:40 PM EST
Witchcraft beliefs are widespread, highly variable around the world
PLOS

A newly compiled dataset quantitatively captures witchcraft beliefs in countries around the world, enabling investigation of key factors associated with such beliefs. Boris Gershman of American University in Washington, D.C., presents these findings in the open-access journal PLOS ONE on November 23, 2022.

Released: 23-Nov-2022 1:45 PM EST
A Radical New Approach in Synthetic Chemistry
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Scientists measure how unpaired electrons in atoms at one end of a molecule can drive chemical reactivity on the molecule's opposite side. This work shows how molecules containing these so-called free radicals could be used in a whole new class of reactions.

Released: 23-Nov-2022 1:25 PM EST
UChicago Medicine’s Digestive Diseases and Heart & Vascular centers earn high marks on Newsweek’s 2023 World’s Best Specialized Hospitals list
University of Chicago Medical Center

Newsweek magazine ranked nine UChicago Medicine specialties as among the best in the world in its latest 2023 list of top global specialized hospitals. The publication also listed the University of Chicago Medical Center, based in Hyde Park, among the world's top smart hospitals.

Released: 23-Nov-2022 1:20 PM EST
Study finds picky eaters are put off by food depending on plateware colour
University of Portsmouth

Researchers examining the characteristics of picky eaters have found the colour of the bowl food is served in has an influence on taste

Released: 23-Nov-2022 12:15 PM EST
Nyra Medical Announces $20 Million Series A Financing for its Transcatheter Heart Valve Repair Technology
Nyra Medical, Inc

Nyra Medical, Inc., a medical device company that is developing a novel transcatheter mitral valve repair technology, today announced the closing of a $20 million Series A financing.

   
Newswise: Financial assistance programs improve outcomes for indigent patients with inflammatory bowel disease
Released: 23-Nov-2022 12:05 PM EST
Financial assistance programs improve outcomes for indigent patients with inflammatory bowel disease
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) who required treatment and were enrolled in a financial assistance program were less likely to need surgery after starting medication than those not enrolled in a program, a study by UT Southwestern researchers found.

Newswise: Major discovery about mammalian brains surprises researchers
Released: 23-Nov-2022 11:45 AM EST
Major discovery about mammalian brains surprises researchers
University of Copenhagen

In a new breakthrough to understand more about the mammalian brain, University of Copenhagen researchers have made an incredible discovery.

   

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