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Newswise: Sexual Dysfunction High Among Women with Lung Cancer
Released: 9-Aug-2022 4:10 AM EDT
Sexual Dysfunction High Among Women with Lung Cancer
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Sexual dysfunction is highly prevalent in women with lung cancer with most survey participants reporting little to no interest in sexual activity, according to research led by Narjust Florez (Duma), MD, associate director for the Cancer Care Equity Program at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The research was presented today at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) World Conference on Lung Cancer 2022.

Newswise: Robot Helps Reveal How Ants Pass on Knowledge
8-Aug-2022 4:05 AM EDT
Robot Helps Reveal How Ants Pass on Knowledge
University of Bristol

Scientists have developed a small robot to understand how ants teach one another.

8-Aug-2022 3:05 PM EDT
In your head: How brain-monitoring tech advances could change the law
University of Sydney

An ankle-bracelet for criminal offenders, what about a brain-bracelet? A world-first report from University of Sydney Law School scrutinises advances in neurotechnology and what it might mean for the law and the legal profession. The paper calls for urgent consideration of how the new technology is to be regulated. It also asks how neurotechnology may affect the legal profession.

   
Released: 8-Aug-2022 5:40 PM EDT
Dry lightning sparks some of the most destructive and costly wildfires in California, study finds
Institute of Physics (IOP) Publishing

A new study has found dry lightning outbreaks are the leading cause of some of the largest wildfire outbreaks in modern California history. Despite this, dry lightning has remained largely understudied across this region – until now.

Released: 8-Aug-2022 5:20 PM EDT
Can scratches on car surfaces disappear when exposed to sunlight? : A new self-healing coating material
National Research Council of Science & Technology

A transparent protective coating material that can be self-healed in 30 minutes when exposed to sunlight has been developed.

Released: 8-Aug-2022 5:15 PM EDT
Education with goal-oriented activities motivates students to choose fruits and vegetables
Elsevier

Fast food and away-from-home meal consumption is associated with increasing obesity in adults; often an unhealthy dietary behavior established in the critical time frame of young adulthood.

Released: 8-Aug-2022 5:10 PM EDT
COVID-19 lockdown may have increased suicidal thoughts
De Gruyter

The lockdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic had a significant effect on levels of suicidal ideation, a new study finds. The research, published in De Gruyter’s Open Medicine, was conducted in a Serbian psychiatric clinic shortly after a nationwide lockdown.

Released: 8-Aug-2022 5:10 PM EDT
Ancient source of oxygen for life hidden deep in the Earth’s crust
Newcastle University

Scientists at Newcastle University have uncovered a source of oxygen that may have influenced the evolution of life before the advent of photosynthesis.

Released: 8-Aug-2022 5:05 PM EDT
Could overnight EEG studies improve care for Rett syndrome?
Boston Children's Hospital

In Rett syndrome, a genetic condition affecting girls almost exclusively, mutations in the MECP2 gene cause a regression of language and motor skills starting at 12 to 18 months of age.

Released: 8-Aug-2022 5:05 PM EDT
Planning Ahead Can Make the First Day of School Less Stressful
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Pediatrician recommends these steps parents can take to help their children—and themselves—transition from the swimming pool to the classroom as smoothly as possible.

   
Released: 8-Aug-2022 5:05 PM EDT
Simulations provide map to treasure trove of fluorinated compounds
Hokkaido University

Computer simulations are most often used as a guide, so chemists can more efficiently work out the exact details of a general reaction idea they have in mind — much like a compass helps guide an explorer efficiently to a destination on their map.

Released: 8-Aug-2022 5:05 PM EDT
Energizing Africa
University of California, Santa Barbara

The economy of Southern Africa is rapidly developing, driving a growing demand for electricity.

Released: 8-Aug-2022 5:05 PM EDT
Fatigue, headache among top lingering symptoms months after COVID
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

Fatigue and headache were the most common symptoms reported by individuals an average of more than four months out from having COVID-19, investigators report.

Released: 8-Aug-2022 5:05 PM EDT
What part of a space rock survives to the ground?
SETI Institute

When a small asteroid enters Earth's atmosphere from space, its surface is brutally heated, causing melting and fragmenting.

Released: 8-Aug-2022 5:05 PM EDT
Is brain fog limited to humans?
Hamilton College

Is brain fog a condition limited to humans? “Infectious disease and cognition in wild populations,” a recently published paper in Trends in Ecology & Evolution, answers that question.

Released: 8-Aug-2022 4:30 PM EDT
Coarse sea spray keeps lightning strikes away
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

As the world grapples with the cataclysmic events associated with climate change, it is increasingly important to have accurate climate models that can help predict what might lie ahead.

Released: 8-Aug-2022 4:25 PM EDT
Elucidating the molecular targets of “eicosapentaenoic acid”: A natural remedy for chronic pain
Okayama University

Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) is an essential nutrient belonging to the omega-3 group of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). As the human body cannot synthesize PUFAs, dietary supplements containing EPA are required for normal physiological functions.

Released: 8-Aug-2022 4:15 PM EDT
Rotting fish help solve mystery of how soft tissue fossils form
University of Leicester

New research at the University of Leicester has transformed scientists’ understanding of how spectacular fossils with delicate soft tissues form.

Released: 8-Aug-2022 4:15 PM EDT
Why do men face a higher risk of most types of cancer than women?
Wiley

Rates of most types of cancer are higher in men than in women for reasons that are unclear.

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Released: 8-Aug-2022 4:10 PM EDT
UCI hosts Warrior-Scholar Project boot camp for fourth year
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., Aug. 8, 2022 – The University of California, Irvine will host a Warrior-Scholar Project academic boot camp this summer for the fourth year in a row. WSP prepares military veterans for transitioning back to the classroom environment at the nation’s most prestigious research universities, including UCI. The goal of WSP is to empower enlisted veterans and service members to excel at four-year universities.

Released: 8-Aug-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Carbon storage in harvested wood products
USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station

Wood is infinitely useful. Critically important for our changing climate, trees store carbon.

Released: 8-Aug-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Symptoms of Insomnia May Reduce Likelihood of Alcohol-Induced Blackout
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Heavy drinkers with symptoms of insomnia, such as difficulty falling or staying asleep, may be less likely to suffer alcohol-induced blackouts, according to a study co-authored by a Rutgers researcher.

   
Released: 8-Aug-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Explorando o expossoma: a Mayo Clinic estuda o impacto das exposições ambientais na saúde
Mayo Clinic

Um acúmulo de produtos químicos, poluentes, micróbios e partículas ambientais pode estar vivendo dentro de cada um de nós, adquiridos do ar que respiramos, dos alimentos que comemos, dos produtos que tocamos e da água que bebemos.

Released: 8-Aug-2022 4:05 PM EDT
暴露组探索:妙佑医疗国际(Mayo Clinic) 有关环境暴露对健康影响的研究
Mayo Clinic

来自空气、食物、产品和水中的环境化学物质、污染物、微生物和微粒可能会蓄积在我们每个人的体内。这些有时有害的暴露物会与我们的基因发生相互作用,从而引发疾病。妙佑医疗国际个体化医学中心的研究人员正在研究终生环境暴露(称为暴露组),并评估对这些暴露产生的生物反应。

Released: 8-Aug-2022 4:05 PM EDT
مايو كلينك تلقي الضوء على آثار التعرّض لمختلف العوامل البيئية على صحّة الإنسان
Mayo Clinic

تحتوي أجسادنا على تراكمات سنوات طويلة من المواد الكيميائية والملوّثات والميكروبات والجسيمات المتواجدة في البيئة المحيطة به، والتي نتعرّض لها يومياً عبر الهواء الذي نتنشّقه والطعام الذي نتناوله والمنتجات التي نلمسها والماء الذي نشربه.

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Released: 8-Aug-2022 3:30 PM EDT
Is Business Innovation the Cure for What Ails US Health Care?
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Health care-related expenditures accounted for a record 19.7 percent of U.S. GDP in 2020, according to the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

   
Released: 8-Aug-2022 3:30 PM EDT
Children infected with an acute case of COVID-19 can still develop long COVID symptoms
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

While research has revealed that children and adults hospitalized with COVID-19 are more susceptible to developing long COVID symptoms, a new study by researchers at UTHealth Houston found that children infected with COVID-19, but not hospitalized, still experienced long COVID symptoms up to three months past infection.

Released: 8-Aug-2022 3:15 PM EDT
Department of Energy Announces $8.3 Million for Research on High Energy Density Plasmas
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Today, the Department of Energy’s Office of Science (SC) and DOE’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) announced $8.3 million for 20 research projects in High-Energy Density Laboratory Plasmas (HEDLP).

Released: 8-Aug-2022 3:05 PM EDT
Exploración del exposoma: Mayo Clinic estudia el impacto de la exposición ambiental sobre la salud
Mayo Clinic

Dentro de cada uno de nosotros puede existir una acumulación de sustancias químicas y contaminantes del ambiente, de microbios y de partículas adquiridas del aire que respiramos, de los alimentos que comemos, de los productos que tocamos y del agua que bebemos.

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Released: 8-Aug-2022 2:25 PM EDT
Researchers Help Future-Proof COVID-19 Treatments
University of Kent

Researchers from the University of Kent in Canterbury, UK and the Goethe-University in Frankfurt am Main have identified new therapies for COVID-19 that could provide better protection against future variants and outbreaks.

Released: 8-Aug-2022 2:20 PM EDT
Researchers developed a small molecule that makes immunotherapy available to all cancer patients
Tel Aviv University

Researchers at Tel Aviv University and the University of Lisbon have jointly identified and synthesized a small molecule that could be a more accessible and effective alternative to an antibody that is successfully used to treat a range of cancers.

Released: 8-Aug-2022 2:15 PM EDT
Commercial satellite race raises calls for more regulations
Flinders University

Rapidly evolving technology and space debris reported in several places around the world – including pieces of a Chinese Long March 5B Rocket in the Indian Ocean – signal the need for a new era for regulation of space, Flinders University experts say.

Released: 8-Aug-2022 2:15 PM EDT
New injectable gel offers promise for tough-to-treat brain tumors
University of Wisconsin-Madison

The University of Wisconsin–Madison's Cell-Inspired Personalized Therapeutic (CIPT) Lab has developed a powerful immunity-boosting postoperative treatment that could transform the odds for patients with glioblastoma.

Released: 8-Aug-2022 2:10 PM EDT
Researchers visualize the intricate branching of the nervous system
Yale University

Our nervous system is composed of billions of neurons that speak to each other through their axons and dendrites. When the human brain develops, these structures branch out in a beautifully intricate, yet poorly understood, way that allows nerve cells to form connections and send messages throughout the body.

Released: 8-Aug-2022 2:05 PM EDT
For Children Struggling With Extreme Adversity, Social Support and Community Cohesion Are Keys to Recovery
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Behavioral scientists have long researched how to help children cope with extreme adversity – such as poverty or exposure to violence. Yanping Jiang, a researcher at the Rutgers Institute for Health, thinks she’s found the answer in rural China.

   
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Newswise: Artificial intelligence tools predict DNA’s regulatory role and 3D structure
Released: 8-Aug-2022 2:05 PM EDT
Artificial intelligence tools predict DNA’s regulatory role and 3D structure
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Newly developed artificial intelligence (AI) programs accurately predicted the role of DNA’s regulatory elements and three-dimensional (3D) structure based solely on its raw sequence, according to two recent studies in Nature Genetics. These tools could eventually shed new light on how genetic mutations lead to disease and could lead to new understanding of how genetic sequence influences the spatial organization and function of chromosomal DNA in the nucleus, said study author Jian Zhou, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Lyda Hill Department of Bioinformatics at UTSW.

Released: 8-Aug-2022 1:55 PM EDT
DOE Announces $19 Million to Small Businesses for Climate, Energy, and Scientific R&D
Department of Energy, Office of Science

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced a plan to provide $19 million for small businesses pursuing climate and energy research and development (R&D) projects as well the development of advanced scientific instrumentation through a funding opportunity announcement. The projects range from atmospheric science and critical materials to advanced computing and accelerator technologies.

Released: 8-Aug-2022 1:15 PM EDT
Teachers critical to detecting and reporting child maltreatment
Cornell University

School closures during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic may have resulted in at least 5,500 fewer reports of endangered children, according to a new study showing teachers’ essential role in the early detection and reporting of child maltreatment.

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Newswise: Study shows why ‘aromatic’ blueberries taste better
Released: 8-Aug-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Study shows why ‘aromatic’ blueberries taste better
University of Florida

So-called "aromatic" blueberries taste better. With new research, University of Florida scientists now know why, and their findings will help future plant breeding efforts.

Newswise: Gamma Knife Radiosurgery to Treat a Brain Meningioma
Released: 8-Aug-2022 1:00 PM EDT
Gamma Knife Radiosurgery to Treat a Brain Meningioma
Valley Health System

Shari Benedict fell down a flight of eight stairs after losing her balance. A bystander called for an ambulance, which took Shari to The Valley Hospital Emergency Department in Ridgewood, NJ where she was diagnosed with a brain meningioma, the size of a golf ball, a condition Shari was unaware of. Shari underwent a craniotomy and Gamma Knife radiosurgery to treat her condition. She is now beginning the next chapter in her life.

Released: 8-Aug-2022 1:00 PM EDT
New wind sensor uses smart materials to improve drone performance
Ohio State University

Engineers have designed and successfully tested a more efficient wind sensor for use on drones, balloons and other autonomous aircraft.These wind sensors – called anemometers – are used to monitor wind speed and direction. As demand for autonomous aircraft increases, better wind sensors are needed to make it easier for these vehicles to both sense weather changes and perform safer take-offs and landings, according to researchers.

Released: 8-Aug-2022 12:30 PM EDT
Scientists Create Long-acting Injectable Drug Delivery System for Tuberculosis
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Research in animal models showed the potential of delivering a TB drug with one injection that lasts at least four months, in lieu of the current standard treatment requiring constant adherence to a daily drug regimen.

Released: 8-Aug-2022 12:10 PM EDT
Collaborative between UChicago Medicine and Advocate Health Care supports 18 grassroots organizations helping to keep kids safe this summer
University of Chicago Medical Center

Eighteen South Side community groups are receiving $150,000 to support their grassroots work supporting youth and keeping them safe during the summer — a time when violence and violent injuries typically increases in the Chicagoland area. The funding is made possible through the annual grants program from Southland RISE (Resilience Initiative to Strengthen and Empower), a collaborative uniting the trauma recovery programs from the University of Chicago Medicine and Advocate Health Care.

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