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Newswise: Physicists exploit space and time symmetries to control quantum materials
Released: 2-Dec-2021 2:45 PM EST
Physicists exploit space and time symmetries to control quantum materials
University of Exeter

Physicists from Exeter and Trondheim have developed a theory describing how space reflection and time reversal symmetries can be exploited, allowing for greater control of transport and correlations within quantum materials.

Released: 2-Dec-2021 2:45 PM EST
Why Should We Care About Nutrition in the Age of COVID? Live Expert Panel for December 7th, 2PM EST
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Why Should We Care About Nutrition in the Age of COVID? Live Expert Panel for December 7th, 2PM EST

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Released: 2-Dec-2021 2:25 PM EST
WashU Expert: Roe v. Wade reflects neutrality that Kavanaugh seeks
Washington University in St. Louis

Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh suggested the court should take a neutral position on the divisive question of abortion during oral arguments in an abortion case Dec. 1. In fact, Roe v. Wade does exactly that, said an expert on reproductive rights at Washington University in St. Louis.

Released: 2-Dec-2021 2:20 PM EST
Department of Energy Announces $5.7 Million for Research on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) for Nuclear Physics Accelerators and Detectors
Department of Energy, Office of Science

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $5.7 million for six projects that will implement artificial intelligence methods to accelerate scientific discovery in nuclear physics research.

Newswise: Data Shows Increase in Autism Spectrum Disorder Prevalence
Released: 2-Dec-2021 2:15 PM EST
Data Shows Increase in Autism Spectrum Disorder Prevalence
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) researchers, as part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) network, report an increase in the number of children in Tennessee with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Released: 2-Dec-2021 2:15 PM EST
Immune cells in the brain play key role in relationship between gut microbes and beta-amyloid
University of Chicago Medical Center

Perturbing the gut microbiome with antibiotics during early life leads to a reduction in amyloid plaques in male mice in adulthood — and microglia are a critical component of the effect.

Newswise: Scientists identify another reason why batteries can’t charge in minutes
Released: 2-Dec-2021 2:15 PM EST
Scientists identify another reason why batteries can’t charge in minutes
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne scientists see plating on anode caused by molecular distortions

Released: 2-Dec-2021 2:05 PM EST
Across races, prostate cancer screening and detection decreased after 2012 statement
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

A previous US statement discouraging routine prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing led to lower rates of prostate cancer screening and higher metastatic rates across racial groups – including Black men, who are at increased risk of prostate cancer, suggests a study in Urology Practice®, an Official Journal of the American Urological Association (AUA). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 2-Dec-2021 1:45 PM EST
8 hospitales de Mayo Clinic reciben calificación de «A» en seguridad del paciente
Mayo Clinic

Ocho hospitales de Mayo Clinic obtuvieron calificaciones altas en seguridad. Estos hospitales obtuvieron una «A» en seguridad del paciente por parte de The Leapfrog Group, organización sin fines de lucro y dirigida tanto por empleadores como por otros compradores importantes de beneficios de salud.

Released: 2-Dec-2021 1:35 PM EST
Maryland Autism Rates Among 8-Year-Olds Up 6.5 Percent in New CDC Report
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

New CDC data, collected by researchers at the Wendy Klag Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities at the Bloomberg School, finds an increase in autism prevalence in five Maryland counties based in 2018 data.

Newswise: WVU Extension experts offer reminders about fall burning considerations to prevent brush and forest fires
Released: 2-Dec-2021 1:30 PM EST
WVU Extension experts offer reminders about fall burning considerations to prevent brush and forest fires
West Virginia University

Fire restrictions vary by state. In West Virginia, the fall fire season runs from Oct. 1 through Dec. 31 while the spring fire season goes from March 1 to May 31.

Newswise: Filtering Unwanted Sounds from Baby Monitors #ASA181
19-Nov-2021 11:30 AM EST
Filtering Unwanted Sounds from Baby Monitors #ASA181
Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

Researchers at Johns Hopkins APL team aim to create an ideal baby monitor that alerts parents when their baby needs attention but does not transmit or amplify sound from other sources. The project uses open-source audio processing hardware, originally intended for hearing aids, to filter out unwanted noises that may lead parents to turn down their baby monitor volume and potentially miss infant cries. They plan to keep babies' whole frequency range in mind as they explore signal processing options.

Released: 2-Dec-2021 1:20 PM EST
Hackensack Meridian Health Announces Jose Lozano to Return as Senior Vice President, Strategic Business Partnerships
Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Health today announced that Jose Lozano, President and Chief Executive Officer of Choose New Jersey, will rejoin New Jersey’s largest, most comprehensive health network as Senior Vice President, Strategic Business Partnerships on January 3, 2022.

Newswise: Light-powered soft robots could suck up oil spills
Released: 2-Dec-2021 1:20 PM EST
Light-powered soft robots could suck up oil spills
University of California, Riverside

A floating, robotic film designed at UC Riverside could be trained to hoover oil spills at sea or remove contaminants from drinking water.

Newswise: Faces of 2021 Fall Graduates: Together Again
Released: 2-Dec-2021 1:05 PM EST
Faces of 2021 Fall Graduates: Together Again
University of Northern Colorado

After the numerous challenges brought on by COVID-19, students were able to enjoy a sense of normalcy this past fall as on-campus students returned for in-person classes and the university restored activities and events that were canceled during the 2020-21 academic year due to the pandemic. Meet nine of the more than 840 undergraduate and graduate students who persevered through the challenges and are graduating on Friday, Dec. 10, and Saturday, Dec. 11.

Newswise: In 30 cases of police killing unarmed Black people, team found few words of healing in news conferences, releases
Released: 2-Dec-2021 1:00 PM EST
In 30 cases of police killing unarmed Black people, team found few words of healing in news conferences, releases
Arizona State University (ASU)

A new research study by an Arizona State University criminology professor finds that empathy is rarely expressed by criminal justice officials in the aftermath of police killings of unarmed African Americans, potentially missing an opportunity to ease tensions.

2-Dec-2021 11:30 AM EST
U.S. Autism Rate is One in 44, New Jersey Rate is One in 35 Among 8-Year-Old Children
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The autism rate among 8-year-old children in the United States is one in 44 and one in 35 in New Jersey, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that included researchers at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.

1-Dec-2021 8:05 AM EST
Autism in Utah 8-Year-Olds Far More Prevalent than Previously Reported
University of Utah Health

Autism prevalence among 8-year-old Utah children has risen by nearly 30% in less than a decade, according to a study of 11 communities nationwide, including Salt Lake City and surrounding counties, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Newswise: Sounding Off on Seattle Space Needle Renovation #ASA181
19-Nov-2021 3:05 PM EST
Sounding Off on Seattle Space Needle Renovation #ASA181
Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

The Seattle Space Needle recently underwent a renovation to enhance the visitor experience, and acoustic designers were tasked with ensuring that the new design is a quiet one, incorporating designs targeted toward limiting unnecessary sound transmission and enhancing future visitor experience. They selected acoustic materials that complement the architectural concept for the spaces and provide effective reverberant sound control.

Newswise: Jefferson Lab Accelerator Gets a Fresh Pair of Eyes
Released: 2-Dec-2021 12:50 PM EST
Jefferson Lab Accelerator Gets a Fresh Pair of Eyes
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

A newly invented detector is allowing physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility to “see” neutrons like never before. Fresh insight from these devices has improved operation of the lab’s powerful electron accelerator, which is used in nuclear physics studies of the atom’s nucleus.

Released: 2-Dec-2021 12:05 PM EST
UAlbany Awarded $2.8 Million for FEMA Project Aimed at Improving Disaster Messaging
University at Albany, State University of New York

Through the project, researchers will help emergency managers develop a Message Design Dashboard (MDD) for FEMA to help write effective messages for public alert and warning.

Released: 2-Dec-2021 11:50 AM EST
Supporting both parties can help companies reduce risk
University of Oregon

U.S. companies that balance their political connections across party lines in a polarized partisan environment are in a position to see less volatility in their stock prices and profits, according to a University of Oregon-led study.

Newswise: TTUHSC Researchers Receive Patent for Identifying Viable Embryos
Released: 2-Dec-2021 11:45 AM EST
TTUHSC Researchers Receive Patent for Identifying Viable Embryos
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Two researches have developed a new method for selecting viable embryos without any direct sampling or risk to the embryo.

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Newswise: WVU engineers seek ways to prevent rockfalls on rural roads
Released: 2-Dec-2021 11:40 AM EST
WVU engineers seek ways to prevent rockfalls on rural roads
West Virginia University

Two engineers at West Virginia University have studied countermeasures to mitigate rockfalls on the Mountain State's rural roads.

Newswise: Teens, Isolation and COVID
Released: 2-Dec-2021 11:35 AM EST
Teens, Isolation and COVID
University of Delaware

With the return of in-person school and social activities, many teenagers have received an emotional boost after reporting feelings of anxiety and depression during the pandemic. But new research from the University of Delaware suggests adolescents who had problematic peer relationships before the pandemic did not suffer from the reduction in face-to-face interactions.

Released: 2-Dec-2021 11:30 AM EST
Giving ugly food a chance
Ohio State University

Explaining the value of misshapen vegetables – that they are as healthful as their picture-perfect counterparts and buying them helps reduce food waste – could help improve sales of “ugly” produce, new research suggests.

Released: 2-Dec-2021 11:25 AM EST
A package of policies can help smallholder farmers adapt to a changing climate
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

Researchers from Princeton University and IIASA investigated how different climate scenarios and policy interventions could affect smallholder farmers in Nepal.

Newswise: Fox Chase Cancer Center, The Wistar Institute Announce Opening of Phase 1 Clinical Trial of Anticancer Drug Candidate
Released: 2-Dec-2021 11:20 AM EST
Fox Chase Cancer Center, The Wistar Institute Announce Opening of Phase 1 Clinical Trial of Anticancer Drug Candidate
Wistar Institute

Fox Chase Cancer Center has opened an investigator-initiated, phase 1 clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of gamitrinib in patients with advanced cancer.

Newswise: Unlocking the Cause of UTI-Induced Delirium
Released: 2-Dec-2021 11:20 AM EST
Unlocking the Cause of UTI-Induced Delirium
Cedars-Sinai

Older women are among the most susceptible to developing UTIs, an infection of the bladder and urethra that causes urinary urgency and pain. UTIs also can cause delirium in older people, resulting in a sharp decline in mental abilities that triggers disoriented thinking.

30-Nov-2021 1:05 PM EST
Does Cancer Immunotherapy Work Differently in Men Vs. Women?
Thomas Jefferson University

New Research shows that women treated for melanoma have twice the mortality rate of men when given two immunotherapies at one time.

Released: 2-Dec-2021 10:15 AM EST
Are pandemic-related stressors increasing young women’s vulnerability to STIs?
University of Illinois Chicago

Researchers will study how pandemic-related stressors influence sexual behavior and risk of sexually transmitted infections among girls and young women in Kenya, where a dramatic increase in infections has been revealed in preliminary data, compared to 12-18 months prior.

Newswise: HPV-associated Head and Neck Cancer Blood Test Shows Promise as a Test to Replace Tissue Biopsy
1-Dec-2021 11:40 AM EST
HPV-associated Head and Neck Cancer Blood Test Shows Promise as a Test to Replace Tissue Biopsy
Massachusetts Eye and Ear

New research shows liquid biopsy for HPV-associated head and neck cancer is more than 98% accurate and obtained a diagnosis 26 days quicker on average than conventional tissue biopsy, in addition to costing 38% less. With HPV-associated head and neck cancer rates on the rise, there is a great need for more accurate, less-invasive, faster and less expensive diagnostic tests.

Released: 2-Dec-2021 9:55 AM EST
Open talk, open door: Helping kids, teens after a school shooting
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Tips and resources for parents of children in the wake of the Michigan school shooting and amid the stress of the pandemic

Newswise: Saad Usmani Named Chief of the Myeloma Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Released: 2-Dec-2021 9:25 AM EST
Saad Usmani Named Chief of the Myeloma Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Saad Usmani, MD, has been named Chief of the Myeloma Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK). He joins MSK from the Levine Cancer Center in North Carolina and succeeds C. Ola Landgren, MD, PhD, who previously served in this role for six years.

29-Nov-2021 6:00 AM EST
Vapor Cannabis Exposure Generationally Affects Male Reproductive Functions in Mice
Society of Toxicology

A new study finds that exposure to cannabis vapor may decrease sperm count and/or motility in male mice across generations.

Released: 2-Dec-2021 8:50 AM EST
Earthquakes and tsunamis in Europe?
Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR)

Since the tsunami that devastated coasts around the Indian Ocean in December 2004 and the Fukushima disaster in March 2011, people worldwide are aware that geological processes in the ocean can cause significant damage.

Newswise: Record-breaking simulations of large-scale structure formation in the universe
Released: 2-Dec-2021 8:35 AM EST
Record-breaking simulations of large-scale structure formation in the universe
University of Tsukuba

Current simulations of cosmic structure formation do not accurately reproduce the properties of ghost-like particles called neutrinos that have been present in the Universe since its beginning. But now, a research team from Japan has devised an approach that solves this problem.

Newswise:Video Embedded septic-system-waste-pervasive-throughout-florida-s-indian-river-lagoon
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Released: 2-Dec-2021 8:30 AM EST
Septic System Waste Pervasive Throughout Florida’s Indian River Lagoon
Florida Atlantic University

There are more than 300,000 septic systems permitted in six counties adjacent to the 156-mile-long Indian River Lagoon (IRL) in Florida. Researchers assessed water quality and measured stable nitrogen isotopes in groundwater, surface water, and macrophyte tissue to identify nitrogen sources impacting the lagoon.

Newswise: Mouse Study Suggests Manipulation of Certain Nerve Cells Can Help Regenerate Lost Heart Muscle
Released: 2-Dec-2021 8:00 AM EST
Mouse Study Suggests Manipulation of Certain Nerve Cells Can Help Regenerate Lost Heart Muscle
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Human heart muscle cells cease to multiply after birth, making any heart injury later in life a permanent one, reducing function and leading to heart failure. Now, however, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have new evidence from mouse experiments that manipulating certain nerve cells or the genes that control them might trigger the formation of new heart muscle cells and restore heart function after heart attacks and other cardiac disorders.

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Released: 2-Dec-2021 6:05 AM EST
The volunteer program of the International Congress of Mathematicians 2022 has started
Russian Foundation for Basic Research

The International Congress of Mathematicians begins the selection of volunteers who will take an active part in the organization and work of the Congress. You can apply until March 1, 2022. The Congress itself will be held in St. Petersburg on July 6-14 next year.

Newswise: New UniSA study helps keep kids safe online
Released: 1-Dec-2021 10:05 PM EST
New UniSA study helps keep kids safe online
University of South Australia

Keeping children safe online is always important, but with the rapid rise of children using social media amid COVID-19 also comes increased opportunities for predators to access and exploit our youngest and most vulnerable citizens.

Newswise: Call to Action
Released: 1-Dec-2021 6:05 PM EST
Call to Action
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

The CSU is equipping teams across the state to respond when disaster strikes.

Newswise: During COVID-19 Lockdown, Emotional Well-Being Declined for Adults with Vision, Hearing Loss #ASA181
18-Nov-2021 1:45 PM EST
During COVID-19 Lockdown, Emotional Well-Being Declined for Adults with Vision, Hearing Loss #ASA181
Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

During pandemic-induced isolation, researchers from the University of Minnesota surveyed older adults with vision loss, with hearing loss, or without either condition, asking the participants about their worries, well-being, and social isolation at six-week intervals. All three groups scored lower on a patient health questionnaire after the pandemic began; however, people with vision or hearing loss faced unique problems in lockdown. Disruptions to mobility systems affected people with low vision, and masks made conversations especially difficult for adults with hearing loss.


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