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    Newswise: Ochsner Health named in Top 25 for Healthcare Supply Chain
    Released: 26-Dec-2023 12:05 PM EST
    Ochsner Health named in Top 25 for Healthcare Supply Chain
    Ochsner Health

    Ochsner Health has been included in the 15th annual Gartner Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 ranking, which recognizes U.S. health systems setting the standard for supply chain excellence.

    Newswise: Finding Hope, Meaning This Holiday Season
    Released: 26-Dec-2023 11:05 AM EST
    Finding Hope, Meaning This Holiday Season
    Cedars-Sinai

    Wars abroad. Struggles at home, including record-setting inflation and political polarization. Although the holiday season can trigger a range of emotions, this year may feel especially challenging.

    20-Dec-2023 2:05 PM EST
    Quality of Care Declines After Private Equity Takes Over Hospitals
    Harvard Medical School

    Patients are more likely to fall, get new infections, or experience other harms in a hospital after it is acquired by private equity.

    Newswise: In quest to prevent debilitating TBIs, new foam material rises to the top
    Released: 26-Dec-2023 10:05 AM EST
    In quest to prevent debilitating TBIs, new foam material rises to the top
    University of Wisconsin–Madison

    Developed by University of Wisconsin–Madison engineers, the new material — a vertically aligned carbon nanotube foam—can dissipate an enormous amount of rotational kinetic energy from an impact.

       
    Released: 26-Dec-2023 8:50 AM EST
    Penn Medicine researchers uncover unexpected molecular pattern in Fragile X Syndrome
    Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

    Researchers have found new disrupted genes and an unexpected molecular pattern—dubbed BREACHes—related to Fragile X Syndrome (FXS), a genetic disorder estimated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to impact about 1 in 7,000 males about 1 in 11,000 females.

    Newswise: NUS team discovers new method of cultivating human norovirus using zebrafish embryo
    Released: 25-Dec-2023 8:05 PM EST
    NUS team discovers new method of cultivating human norovirus using zebrafish embryo
    National University of Singapore (NUS)

    Food virologists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have successfully propagated the human norovirus using zebrafish embryos, providing a valuable platform to assess the effectiveness of virus inactivation for the water treatment and food industries.

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    Newswise: Maintain Asian forest diversity to avoid climate change impact’
    21-Dec-2023 1:05 PM EST
    Maintain Asian forest diversity to avoid climate change impact’
    University of Sydney

    A team of international scientists led by Dr Rebecca Hamilton at the University of Sydney has found that rather than dry savannah in South East Asia dominating during the Last Glacial Maximum more than 19,000 years ago, there was a mosaic of diverse closed and open forest types, upending previous scientific consensus

    Newswise: Animal science student finds new passion working at swine center
    Released: 25-Dec-2023 12:05 AM EST
    Animal science student finds new passion working at swine center
    Texas A&M AgriLife

    What started with an eagerness for a hands-on learning experience in the Department of Animal Science in the Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences ended with a new passion and opportunity for Carlie Rogers ’24, a first-generation college student from Diana.

    Released: 25-Dec-2023 12:05 AM EST
    Data Brief: One in Five Adults Unable to Isolate Sick Family Member During Disease Outbreak
    Heluna Health

    One-fifth of U.S. adults said that they would not be able to isolate a sick household member in a separate bedroom and bathroom in the case of an infectious disease outbreak, yet 75% believe that an infectious disease outbreak is moderately or highly likely to occur within the U.S. during the next year, according to a data brief issued by Heluna Health this week.

       
    Newswise: Turning plastic trash into chemistry treasure
    Released: 24-Dec-2023 9:00 PM EST
    Turning plastic trash into chemistry treasure
    Hokkaido University

    Researchers employ common plastics to kickstart radical chain reactions, creating a way to reuse plastic waste while improving process safety and efficiency.

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    Released: 22-Dec-2023 5:05 PM EST
    Science Is the Best (Local, Regional, National, Global) Policy
    Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI)

    About a decade ago, BRI hosted a Bio Blitz at our River Point bird monitoring station in Falmouth, Maine.

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    Released: 22-Dec-2023 5:05 PM EST
    Something to (re)Think About
    Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI)

    At Biodiversity Research Institute, our passion drives us to explore diverse projects across continents—from monitoring mercury levels to studying offshore wind development and tracking waterfowl movement.

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    Released: 22-Dec-2023 5:05 PM EST
    Science Outside the Box
    Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI)

    Neon green hoods, turquoise bellies, ornate crowns—neotropical birds come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Combined with unique patterns, textures, and song, they either blend in or stand out in thick jungles filled with hundreds of other species competing for the same or similar resources.

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    Released: 22-Dec-2023 5:05 PM EST
    Heroes in the Wild
    Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI)

    Two things stand out when you walk into Ed Jenkin’s office: he always offers a welcoming smile, and once you acknowledge him, your eyes are drawn to the beautifully curated, vibrant artwork on his walls—photographs he has taken of the many species of birds and the variety of landscapes where he has studied these birds around the globe.

    Released: 22-Dec-2023 2:05 PM EST
    Ochsner Health Honored With Vizient Southern States Brilliance Award
    Ochsner Health

    Vizient Southern States, a membership alliance for not-for-profit health care providers, awarded Jason Hill, MD, MMM, clinical innovation officer, Ochsner Health, the 2023 Brilliance Award as a result of being selected to present at the 2023 Connections Summit.

    Released: 22-Dec-2023 1:05 PM EST
    Illuminating the Future of National Security
    The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation

    Working with the U.S. Navy, Hertz Fellow Christopher Panuski is applying his research on optical programming to vital challenges in communication and defense.

    Newswise: SLU Graduate Student Improving Barriers to Language Sample Analysis
    Released: 22-Dec-2023 12:05 PM EST
    SLU Graduate Student Improving Barriers to Language Sample Analysis
    Saint Louis University

    Lucy Heller believes language sample analysis difficulties can be measurably improved by automatic transcription or speech-to-text programs.

    Newswise: Neuromuscular Match Hosted by AANEM Again in 2024
    Released: 22-Dec-2023 11:05 AM EST
    Neuromuscular Match Hosted by AANEM Again in 2024
    American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

    Rochester, Minn. (Dec. 22, 2023)- The American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) is excited to host the neuromuscular (NM) fellowship match again in 2024.

       
    Newswise: Meet the 2024 AANEM & ANF President
    Released: 22-Dec-2023 11:05 AM EST
    Meet the 2024 AANEM & ANF President
    American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

    Rochester, Minn. (Dec. 22, 2023) - The American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) and American Neuromuscular Foundation (ANF) are excited to announce Dianna Quan, MD, as the 2024 association and foundation president.

       
    Released: 22-Dec-2023 11:00 AM EST
    Trends in abdominoplasty: More outpatient surgery and concomitant liposuction
    Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

    Abdominoplasty continues to be a safe and effective procedure, with more cases performed on an outpatient basis and increased use of concomitant liposuction, according to a new 16-year analysis in the January issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

    Newswise: Smidt Heart Institute Opens Aortic Surveillance Clinic
    Released: 22-Dec-2023 10:05 AM EST
    Smidt Heart Institute Opens Aortic Surveillance Clinic
    Cedars-Sinai

    The Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai has opened an Aortic Surveillance Clinic for the evaluation and long-term monitoring of patients with enlarged aortas, or aortic aneurysms, for whom surgery may not be necessary.

    Newswise: Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center ALS Center’s Dr. Mary Sedarous Receives Flame of Hope Award
    Released: 22-Dec-2023 10:05 AM EST
    Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center ALS Center’s Dr. Mary Sedarous Receives Flame of Hope Award
    Hackensack Meridian Health

    Hackensack Meridian Neuroscience Institute at Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s Mary Sedarous, M.D., medical director of the ALS Center, was honored at ALS United Mid-Atlantic’s 2023 Annual Celebration with the organization’s Flame of Hope Award, recognizing research and innovation.

    Newswise: UTHealth Houston researchers find link between lonely veterans and firearm purchases
    Released: 22-Dec-2023 9:30 AM EST
    UTHealth Houston researchers find link between lonely veterans and firearm purchases
    University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

    A study led by principal investigator Alexander Testa, PhD, assistant professor, and co-investigator Jack Tsai, PhD, professor, from the Department of Management, Policy and Community Health with UTHealth Houston School of Public Health, was published recently in Social Science & Medicine.

    Released: 22-Dec-2023 9:30 AM EST
    SLU Professor and Doctoral Candidate Launch Company, Network Security Mobile App
    Saint Louis University

    A Saint Louis University professor and a doctoral student have launched an app to help everyday users manage their wireless networks and learn about cybersecurity.

    Newswise: Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy Associated With Lasting Effects on the Heart
    Released: 22-Dec-2023 9:30 AM EST
    Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy Associated With Lasting Effects on the Heart
    Cedars-Sinai

    New research from the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai found that women who developed signs of elevated blood pressure during pregnancy were more likely to have residual evidence of abnormal heart structure and function up to a decade after the pregnancy.

    Released: 22-Dec-2023 8:50 AM EST
    IAFNS Updates Sodium Reduction Database with New Science and Functionality
    Institute for the Advancement of Food and Nutrition Sciences

    IAFNS captures over 100 new scientific publications on sodium reduction technologies and adds new search and download features to valuable public health resource.

       
    Newswise: RUDN Agronomists Found Out How to Increase Millet Yield
    Released: 22-Dec-2023 5:05 AM EST
    RUDN Agronomists Found Out How to Increase Millet Yield
    Scientific Project Lomonosov

    RUDN University agronomists have built a map of the evolution and genetic diversity of millet. This drought-resistant cereal is underestimated, but new data will help to carry out breeding and increase its yield.

    Newswise: Inside the Matrix: Nanoscale Patterns Revealed Within Model Research Organism
    Released: 21-Dec-2023 6:05 PM EST
    Inside the Matrix: Nanoscale Patterns Revealed Within Model Research Organism
    University of California San Diego

    Following years of research and the power of a technologically advanced instrument, UC San Diego scientists have detailed the complex nanoscale exoskeleton patterns of the roundworm, a model laboratory organism, revealing clues about how skin layers are bound together.

    Newswise: Tyler Nelson, PhD, Named One of ANF’s 2023 Development Grant Recipients
    Released: 21-Dec-2023 5:05 PM EST
    Tyler Nelson, PhD, Named One of ANF’s 2023 Development Grant Recipients
    American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

    Rochester, Minn. (Dec. 21, 2023)- The American Neuromuscular Foundation (ANF), is excited to announce that Tyler Nelson, PhD, has been selected as one of the 2023 Development Grant recipients for his research project, “Analysis of a Novel Primary Periodic Paralysis SCN4A Mutation With Pain as a Major Phenotype.”

       
    Newswise: Erika Williams, MD, PhD, Named One of ANF’s 2023 Development Grant Recipients
    Released: 21-Dec-2023 5:05 PM EST
    Erika Williams, MD, PhD, Named One of ANF’s 2023 Development Grant Recipients
    American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

    Rochester, Minn. (Dec. 21, 2023)- The American Neuromuscular Foundation (ANF), is excited to announce that Erika Williams, MD, PhD, has been selected as one of the 2023 Development Grant recipients for her research project, “Genetically Decoding Human Afferent and Efferent Autonomic Ganglia.”

       
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    Released: 21-Dec-2023 5:05 PM EST
    Texas A&M study shows biochar enhances soil health
    Texas A&M AgriLife

    An ancient soil amendment – biochar – could be a promising tool for future soil health enhancement and maintenance, according to a study by the Texas A&M Department of Horticultural Sciences.

    Newswise: Mai Yamakawa, MD, Named One of ANF’s 2023 Development Grant Recipients
    Released: 21-Dec-2023 5:05 PM EST
    Mai Yamakawa, MD, Named One of ANF’s 2023 Development Grant Recipients
    American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

    Rochester, Minn. (Dec. 21, 2023)- The American Neuromuscular Foundation (ANF), is excited to announce that Mai Yamakawa, MD, has been selected as one of the 2023 Development Grant recipients for her research project, “Causal Genetic Variation and Transcriptomic Signatures of the Peripheral Immune System in the Central Nervous System Pathology of ALS That Are Conserved or Divergent Among ALS Patients and the Animal Models.”

       
    Released: 21-Dec-2023 5:05 PM EST
    MSU expert: 2024 economic outlook
    Michigan State University

    Although the economy has improved since the COVID-19 pandemic, inflation has been a challenge for many Americans throughout 2023 and the economy remains a top issue ahead of the 2024 election.

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    Released: 21-Dec-2023 4:05 PM EST
    The search for thermotolerant dairy cows
    Texas A&M AgriLife

    Identifying efficient dairy cattle in a climate of higher temperatures is the goal of one scientist in the Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Department of Animal Science.

    Newswise: Student examines patient success with multiple attempts at using a PAP device to treat sleep apnea
    Released: 21-Dec-2023 4:05 PM EST
    Student examines patient success with multiple attempts at using a PAP device to treat sleep apnea
    Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

    Neeti Shirke (DO ’26), a student physician at PCOM South Georgia, is interested in how compliant people are when their doctors prescribe positive airway pressure (PAP) treatment to help with sleep apnea.

    Released: 21-Dec-2023 3:50 PM EST
    IAFNS Webinar Series on Roles of Sodium: A Check-In on Progress, Emerging Science and Next Steps
    Institute for the Advancement of Food and Nutrition Sciences

    Series of seven free IAFNS webinars on what’s new on the role of Sodium in diet, health, consumer preferences, food safety and quality — setting the stage for an expert dialogue to inform future public health guidance.

       
    Newswise: GPCR structure: Research reveals molecular origins of function for a key drug target
    Released: 21-Dec-2023 3:05 PM EST
    GPCR structure: Research reveals molecular origins of function for a key drug target
    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

    Scientists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital reveal how G protein-coupled receptors, major therapeutic drug targets, decode critical properties of their ligands.

    Newswise: Male Breast Cancer Diagnosis Fuels Groundbreaking Treatment Tool
    Released: 21-Dec-2023 3:05 PM EST
    Male Breast Cancer Diagnosis Fuels Groundbreaking Treatment Tool
    Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah

    Huntsman Cancer Institute breast cancer patient Christopher Gregg uses his expertise as a cancer researcher to study ways to improve cancer treatment plans.

    Newswise: Structures of Parkinson’s disease-linked proteins offer a framework for understanding how they work together
    Released: 21-Dec-2023 3:05 PM EST
    Structures of Parkinson’s disease-linked proteins offer a framework for understanding how they work together
    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

    Scientists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital used cryo-electron microscopy to characterize the interaction of two proteins implicated in Parkinson’s disease.

    Newswise: Researchers awarded $3 million to develop AI to better detect aggressive prostate cancer
    Released: 21-Dec-2023 2:05 PM EST
    Researchers awarded $3 million to develop AI to better detect aggressive prostate cancer
    University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

    Researchers at the UCLA Health Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have received a five-year, $3 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to identify novel cancer biomarkers and develop AI that can detect and predict aggressive prostate cancer to help avoid unnecessary treatments and their associated negative side effects.

    Released: 21-Dec-2023 2:05 PM EST
    How technology and economics can help save endangered species
    Ohio State University

    A lot has changed in the world since the Endangered Species Act (ESA) was enacted 50 years ago in December 1973. Two researchers at The Ohio State University were among a group of experts invited by the journal Science to discuss how the ESA has evolved and what its future might hold.

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    Released: 21-Dec-2023 2:05 PM EST
    Vargo elected Entomological Society of America Fellow
    Texas A&M AgriLife

    Edward Vargo, Ph.D., professor and endowed chair of urban entomology in the Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Department of Entomology, was elected as an Entomological Society of America Fellow.

    19-Dec-2023 11:05 AM EST
    Researchers map how measles virus spreads in human brain
    Mayo Clinic

    Mayo Clinic researchers mapped how the measles virus mutated and spread in the brain of a person who succumbed to a rare, lethal brain disease.

    15-Dec-2023 12:05 PM EST
    Sniffing women’s tears reduces aggressive behavior in men
    PLOS

    New research, publishing December 21st in the open access journal in PLOS Biology, shows that tears from women contain chemicals that block aggression in men.

         
    Released: 21-Dec-2023 1:30 PM EST
    Palliative care is underused for patients with malignant urinary obstruction
    Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

    Less than half of patients with malignant ureteral obstruction (MUO) – a serious complication of advanced cancer, with a poor prognosis – receive palliative care for their condition, reports a paper in the January issue of Urology Practice®, an Official Journal of the American Urological Association (AUA).



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