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Newswise: Deep-Space Discovery: Oddball Gamma-Ray Burst Forces Revision of Theoretical Framework
Released: 7-Dec-2022 5:30 PM EST
Deep-Space Discovery: Oddball Gamma-Ray Burst Forces Revision of Theoretical Framework
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

In the Dec. 7 issue of the journal Nature, an international team of astrophysicists report the discovery of a unique cosmological gamma-ray burst (GRB) that defies prevailing theories of how the violent cosmic explosions form.

Newswise: More than the Eye Can See: Hospital for Special Surgery First in NYS to Use Augmented Reality Guidance in Spine Surgery
Released: 7-Dec-2022 5:20 PM EST
More than the Eye Can See: Hospital for Special Surgery First in NYS to Use Augmented Reality Guidance in Spine Surgery
Hospital for Special Surgery

An orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) performed the first augmented reality-guided spine surgery in New York State: a successful spinal decompression and fusion on a 28-year-old male patient.

Released: 7-Dec-2022 4:55 PM EST
妙佑医疗国际(Mayo Clinic)专家谈儿童接种HPV疫苗的重要性
Mayo Clinic

人乳头状瘤病毒(HPV)具有100多种变异株,感染这种病毒通常会引发疣。HPV的某些变异株还可导致宫颈癌、肛门癌、阴茎癌、阴道癌、外阴癌以及咽喉癌。

Newswise: UTEP Receives $5M Department of Energy Grant to Train Next Generation Nuclear Security Workforce
Released: 7-Dec-2022 4:00 PM EST
UTEP Receives $5M Department of Energy Grant to Train Next Generation Nuclear Security Workforce
University of Texas at El Paso

The University of Texas at El Paso in partnership with the University of New Mexico and the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University will prepare the next generation of nuclear security enterprise talent to develop electronics for extreme environments through a five-year, $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.

1-Dec-2022 4:05 PM EST
Cholesterol-lowering Drugs Linked to Lower Risk of Bleeding Stroke
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

People who take cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins may have a lower risk of having a type of stroke called an intracerebral hemorrhage, according to a new study published in the December 7, 2022, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. An intracerebral hemorrhage is caused by bleeding in the brain.

Released: 7-Dec-2022 3:20 PM EST
Soft robot detects damage, heals itself
Cornell University

Cornell University engineers have created a soft robot capable of detecting when and where it was damaged – and heal itself on the spot.

Newswise: Press Release Health Activists call on Gov. Hochul to Declare Diabetes Health Emergency as Amputations Soar
Released: 7-Dec-2022 3:10 PM EST
Press Release Health Activists call on Gov. Hochul to Declare Diabetes Health Emergency as Amputations Soar
Health People

“Horror story” should spark state response, but does not amputations jumped 84 percent in decade leading up to the pandemic, jumped even more since cases of diabetes-linked blindness, dialysis soar as well state refuses to fund evidence-based self-care programs proven to lower diabetes risks, which would save thousands of lives and billions of tax dollars

Newswise: Environmental DNA uncovers a 2-million-year-old ecosystem in Greenland
7-Dec-2022 9:00 AM EST
Environmental DNA uncovers a 2-million-year-old ecosystem in Greenland
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

An international team, including a researcher from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), report the oldest ancient environmental DNA (eDNA) record to date describing the rich plant and animal assemblages of the Kap København Formation in north Greenland that existed 2 million years ago.

Newswise: Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Receives Approval to Build World-Class Myeloma Research Institute
Released: 7-Dec-2022 2:45 PM EST
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Receives Approval to Build World-Class Myeloma Research Institute
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

The Myeloma Research Institute’s launch follows many important accomplishments by C. Ola Landgren, M.D., Ph.D. and his team, who are dedicated to fulfilling a promise of providing the best cancer care to myeloma patients. Florida is among the states with the highest rates of new myeloma diagnoses in the U.S., with 7.9 cases diagnosed in every 100,000 of the state’s residents.

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Released: 7-Dec-2022 2:40 PM EST
Brookhaven's Veljko Radeka Recognized by International Committee for Future Accelerators
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Veljko Radeka, a senior scientist in the Instrumentation Division at the U. S. Department of Energy' (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, has had a long, distinguished scientific career touching several areas of research and inspiring colleagues, collaborators, and students along the way. The International Committee for Future Accelerators (ICFA) recently recognized the contributions Radeka has made in the field of instrumentation, as well as his role as a leader, with the 2022 ICFA Instrumentation Award.

Released: 7-Dec-2022 2:30 PM EST
“Sandwich generation” study shows challenges of caring for both kids and aging parents
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Their older parents need care. Their kids are still under 18. And they probably have a job, too. They’re the “sandwich generation” – a longtime nickname for the mostly female, mostly middle-aged group of Americans who serve as caregivers for both older and younger family members at once. A new study estimates there are at least 2.5 million of them, while giving a detailed view into who they are, and which older adults rely on them.

Newswise: A Janus carbon electrocatalyst can balance the intrinsic activity and electronic conductivity
Released: 7-Dec-2022 2:25 PM EST
A Janus carbon electrocatalyst can balance the intrinsic activity and electronic conductivity
Science China Press

Carbon-based electrocatalysts are considered as promising alternatives to the state-of-the-art precious metal catalysts.

Released: 7-Dec-2022 2:05 PM EST
Understanding How the Perception of Risks and Benefits Influence Cancer Clinical Trial Withdrawal Outcomes
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

While people with cancer have options to participate in cancer clinical trials (CCTs), it can be challenging when they encounter difficulties enrolling and remaining in the trial. Trial withdrawal, although every participant’s right, can thwart study goals and hamper advancing novel treatments.

7-Dec-2022 8:05 AM EST
New Receptor “Decoy” Drug Neutralizes COVID-19 Virus and Its Variants
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have developed a drug that potently neutralizes SARS-CoV-2, the COVID-19 coronavirus, and is equally effective against the Omicron variant and every other tested variant. The drug is designed in such a way that natural selection to maintain infectiousness of the virus should also maintain the drug’s activity against future variants.

Newswise: Researchers Identify Elusive Carbon Dioxide Sensor in Plants that Controls Water Loss
4-Dec-2022 9:00 PM EST
Researchers Identify Elusive Carbon Dioxide Sensor in Plants that Controls Water Loss
University of California San Diego

UC San Diego scientists have identified a long-sought carbon dioxide sensor in plants, a discovery that holds implications for trees, crops and wildfires. The researchers found that two proteins work together to form the sensor, which is key for water evaporation, photosynthesis and plant growth.

Newswise: How Behind-the-Scenes Sound Mixing Makes Movie Magic #ASA183
30-Nov-2022 3:15 PM EST
How Behind-the-Scenes Sound Mixing Makes Movie Magic #ASA183
Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

Modern movie sound mixing uses techniques like impulse responses to reproduce dialogue and other sounds. These methods are crucial to align what moviegoers see and hear and keep them engaged in the story. At the 183rd ASA meeting, Jeffrey Reed of Taproot Audio Design will demonstrate the behind-the-scenes audio engineering required to re-create the acoustics of movie sets and locations, sharing short clips of film to compare the original recording to the studio mixed product.

Newswise: Nuclear Theorists Collaborate to Explore 'Heavy Flavor' Particles
Released: 7-Dec-2022 1:55 PM EST
Nuclear Theorists Collaborate to Explore 'Heavy Flavor' Particles
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Scientists at Brookhaven Lab will participate in a new Topical Theory Collaboration to explore the behavior of so-called 'heavy flavor' particles. These particles are made of quarks of the 'charm' and 'bottom' varieties. By understanding how these exotic particles form, evolve, and interact during powerful particle collisions, scientists will gain a deeper understanding of a unique form of matter that filled the early universe.

Newswise: Brookhaven Lab to Lead New 'Saturated Glue' Theory Collaboration
Released: 7-Dec-2022 1:50 PM EST
Brookhaven Lab to Lead New 'Saturated Glue' Theory Collaboration
Brookhaven National Laboratory

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced funding for a new Topical Theory Collaboration to be led by DOE's Brookhaven National Laboratory that will aid in the discovery and exploration of a saturated state of gluons. These aptly named particles carry the nuclear strong force, acting as the 'glue' that holds together quarks, the building blocks of all visible matter.

Released: 7-Dec-2022 1:40 PM EST
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Introduces the Fracture & Trauma Registry Powered by PatientIQ
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) today announced the Fracture & Trauma Registry (FTR) will now be powered by PatientIQ. This new partnership will offer healthcare institutions a turnkey solution for FTR participation, thus reducing barriers to tracking evidence-based practices and advancing the delivery of musculoskeletal care.

   
Newswise: Aurora and the upgraded Advanced Photon Source to power discovery at Argonne
Released: 7-Dec-2022 1:20 PM EST
Aurora and the upgraded Advanced Photon Source to power discovery at Argonne
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne is creating a supermerger between its new Aurora supercomputer and upgraded Advanced Photon Source. The combined data collection and computing power will enable ultrafast data analysis, advance discovery time and unlock new science.

Released: 7-Dec-2022 1:15 PM EST
Department of Energy Announces $11.24 Million for Research on Nuclear Theory Topical Collaborations
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $11.24 million for five topical theory collaborations in nuclear physics (NP). These projects bring together leading nuclear theorists to collaboratively focus on solving challenging problems central to advancing knowledge in nuclear physics.

Newswise: ‘Alternate pathways,’ dropout prevention efforts catapulted WV to No. 3 in U.S. high school graduation rates
Released: 7-Dec-2022 1:10 PM EST
‘Alternate pathways,’ dropout prevention efforts catapulted WV to No. 3 in U.S. high school graduation rates
West Virginia University

Strategies implemented in West Virginia schools to prevent students from dropping out helped boost high school graduation rates in the Mountain State from No. 27 to No. 3, according to West Virginia University education experts.

Newswise: New Book Explores the Resilience of the Ancient Maya
Released: 7-Dec-2022 12:50 PM EST
New Book Explores the Resilience of the Ancient Maya
California State University, Dominguez Hills

In his new book, The Maya and Climate Change, CSUDH Assistant Professor of Anthropology Ken Seligson explains how human-environment relationships allowed the Maya to flourish.

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Newswise: Noteworthy Medical Research Discoveries From 2022
Released: 7-Dec-2022 12:40 PM EST
Noteworthy Medical Research Discoveries From 2022
Cedars-Sinai

Investigators at Cedars-Sinai conduct more than 2,500 research projects annually, and many of these studies have resulted in new treatments or have opened the door to future innovations.

Newswise: NIH-funded UAH research moving toward day when ultrasonic therapy makes stronger knees
Released: 7-Dec-2022 12:20 PM EST
NIH-funded UAH research moving toward day when ultrasonic therapy makes stronger knees
University of Alabama Huntsville

Low-intensity ultrasound therapies may one day rebuild stronger knees following injury or surgery, thanks to research by Dr. Anu Subramanian at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) that’s being supported by the National institutes of Health.

Newswise: Helping Acoustic Concepts Resonate with Students #ASA183
30-Nov-2022 3:10 PM EST
Helping Acoustic Concepts Resonate with Students #ASA183
Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

"I am sitting in a room, different from the one you are in now." With these words, Alvin Lucier begins a fascinating recording where his voice warps and becomes indistinguishable over time, solely because of how sound reflects in the room. For physics students, this audio can be used to reveal details of the surrounding room and teach important lessons about acoustic resonance. Andy Piacsek, of Central Washington University, will discuss how he employs Lucier's project in the classroom during his talk, "Students are sitting in a room."

Newswise: Ground-breaking new method for multi-cancer early detection
Released: 7-Dec-2022 11:50 AM EST
Ground-breaking new method for multi-cancer early detection
Chalmers University of Technology

When cancer is detected at an early stage, the rates of survival increase drastically, but today only a few cancer types are screened for.

Newswise: Flameproofing lithium-ion batteries with salt
Released: 7-Dec-2022 11:50 AM EST
Flameproofing lithium-ion batteries with salt
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

A polymer-based electrolyte makes for batteries that keep working – and don’t catch fire – when heated to over 140 degrees F.

Released: 7-Dec-2022 11:45 AM EST
Let the patient choose their type 2 diabetes medication says research study
University of Exeter

A largescale new study offers a new approach to treating in type 2 diabetes - that puts patients in charge of their own medication.

Released: 7-Dec-2022 11:45 AM EST
You’re never too busy for self-gifting, study finds
Cornell University

People who are feeling tense due to demands at work or home tend not to reward themselves with gifts, new research finds – even though a new product or visit to the spa might be exactly what they need.

   
Released: 7-Dec-2022 11:40 AM EST
Are the youngest children in class overmedicated?
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Christine Strand Bachmann has led a study that includes all Norwegian children born between 1989 and 1998, a total of 488 000 people.

Released: 7-Dec-2022 11:35 AM EST
Staph infection-induced kidney disease may be linked to bacterial gene mutation
Ohio State University

Researchers aiming to predict which staph-infection patients might develop a related kidney disease have found a high frequency of gene mutations in the infecting bacteria of affected patients, which suggests these variants may play a role in the body’s initiation of the renal damage.

Released: 7-Dec-2022 11:35 AM EST
National study confirms breakthrough COVID cases are less severe than COVID in unvaccinated adults
Regenstrief Institute

Individuals who, despite having been vaccinated against COVID-19, develop the disease and are hospitalized are less likely to go to an intensive care unit (ICU), more likely to have a shorter hospital stay, and less likely to die in the hospital than individuals hospitalized for COVID who were never vaccinated, according to a national study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s VISION Network.

Released: 7-Dec-2022 11:30 AM EST
New virus discovered in Swiss ticks
University of Zurich

Ticks can transmit many different pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, and parasites.

Newswise: MEDIA ADVISORY: Cedars-Sinai Experts Available During San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
Released: 7-Dec-2022 11:25 AM EST
MEDIA ADVISORY: Cedars-Sinai Experts Available During San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
Cedars-Sinai

Physician-scientists from Cedars-Sinai Cancer are available for comment on research being presented throughout the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, taking place Dec. 6-10.

Newswise: It’s all about quality: effect of dietary fat composition on liver angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis
Released: 7-Dec-2022 11:20 AM EST
It’s all about quality: effect of dietary fat composition on liver angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis
Shinshu University

In light of the recent pandemic, people across the globe are increasingly becoming aware of the importance of consistent high-quality nutrition and daily exercise.

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AnX Robotica Partners with GastroGPO, a Specialty Networks Company
AnX Robotica

AnX Robotica Corporation (www.anxrobotics.com), the developer and manufacturer of the NaviCam® Magnetically Controlled Capsule Endoscopy System (MCCE), is pleased to announce a partnership with GastroGPO, a Specialty Networks Company.

7-Dec-2022 9:45 AM EST
MD Anderson’s Christopher Flowers, M.D., receives ASH Mentor Award
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Christopher Flowers, M.D., division head ad interim of Cancer Medicine and chair of Lymphoma & Myeloma at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has received a 2022 ASH Mentor Award from the American Society of Hematology in acknowledgement of his career-long commitment to mentoring.

Newswise: Evidence of autoimmunity’s origins uncovered via new approach
6-Dec-2022 6:20 PM EST
Evidence of autoimmunity’s origins uncovered via new approach
Washington University in St. Louis

Autoimmune diseases are thought to be the result of mistaken identity. Immune cells on patrol, armed and ready to defend the body against invading pathogens, mistake normal human cells for infected cells and turn their weapons on their own healthy tissues.

   
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6-Dec-2022 3:55 PM EST
Desde Chile descifran inesperados secretos en las explosiones de Kilonova
Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA)

Mientras estudiaban los vestigios de una explosión de rayos gamma (GRB por sus siglas en inglés) que fue detectada en 2021, dos equipos de astrónomos hallaron señales sorprendentes de una fusión de estrellas de neutrón, en vez de la esperada huella de una supernova. Las observaciones realizadas desde telescopios terrestres y espaciales, que incluyeron al telescopio de Gemini Sur en Chile y Gemini Norte en Hawai‘i, desafían la teoría prevaleciente que predice que las GRB de este tipo provienen exclusivamente de una supernova, es decir de la explosión final que acaba con la vida de las estrellas masivas.

6-Dec-2022 3:00 PM EST
Many genes linked to alcohol and tobacco use are shared among diverse ancestries
Penn State College of Medicine

Penn State researchers co-led a large genetic study that identified more than 2,300 genes predicting alcohol and tobacco use after analyzing data from more than 3.4 million people. They said a majority of these genes were similar among people with European, African, American and Asian ancestries.


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