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Newswise: UPMC Hillman Among First to Offer Biology-Guided Radiotherapy
Released: 16-Jun-2021 1:00 PM EDT
UPMC Hillman Among First to Offer Biology-Guided Radiotherapy
Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

RefleXion™X1 is world’s first biology-guided radiotherapy (BgRT) machine that’s expected to improve treatment and expand options for patients with metastatic disease by incorporating PET, CT & radiation in one device.

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Newswise: Biophysical Study Sheds Light on Potentially Druggable Process of SARS-CoV-2 Replication
Released: 16-Jun-2021 12:50 PM EDT
Biophysical Study Sheds Light on Potentially Druggable Process of SARS-CoV-2 Replication
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

This study investigates how the nucleocapsid protein, or N protein, of the SARS-CoV-2 virus packages the viral genome.

Newswise: Johns Hopkins Drug Commercialization Expert Looks at Controversy over Alzheimer's Treatment
Released: 16-Jun-2021 12:35 PM EDT
Johns Hopkins Drug Commercialization Expert Looks at Controversy over Alzheimer's Treatment
Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Senior Lecturer Supriya Munshaw – an expert in the commercialization of early-stage technologies, especially in the life science and medical device industries – offers her insights into the FDA’s rationale for approving the Alzheimer's drug aducanumab, the price set by Biogen, the future of FDA leadership, and other related topics, in this Q&A.

Released: 16-Jun-2021 12:05 PM EDT
A Distinctive Inflammatory Signature Found in a Genetic Form of ALS
Thomas Jefferson University

Researchers find an increase in inflammatory molecules in serum and cerebrospinal fluid of C90RF72 patients, informing future anti-inflammatory therapies.

Newswise: Medical Minute: A men’s health checklist for dad on Father’s Day
Released: 16-Jun-2021 12:05 PM EDT
Medical Minute: A men’s health checklist for dad on Father’s Day
Penn State Health

Don’t let dad wait for his “check engine” light to come on. This Father’s Day, encourage him to go to the doctor.

Newswise: Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Launches New Website
Released: 16-Jun-2021 12:05 PM EDT
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Launches New Website
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation

Site Features Resources and User-Friendly Tools for Patients

Newswise: What Factors Put Philippine Birds at Risk of Extinction?
Released: 16-Jun-2021 12:05 PM EDT
What Factors Put Philippine Birds at Risk of Extinction?
University of Utah

A new study from University of Utah researchers suggests that, due to deforestation and habitat degradation, more bird species may be endangered that previously thought – including species that may not have been discovered yet.

Newswise: ‘Wonder material’ can be used to detect COVID-19 quickly, accurately
Released: 16-Jun-2021 11:55 AM EDT
‘Wonder material’ can be used to detect COVID-19 quickly, accurately
University of Illinois at Chicago

Researchers at the University of Illinois Chicago have successfully used graphene — one of the strongest, thinnest known materials — to detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus in laboratory experiments.

Released: 16-Jun-2021 11:40 AM EDT
MD Anderson Research Highlights for June 16, 2021
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Research Highlights provides a glimpse into recently published studies in basic, translational and clinical cancer research from MD Anderson experts. Current advances include a new combination therapy for acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a greater understanding of persistent conditions after AML remission, the discovery of a universal biomarker for exosomes, the identification of a tumor suppressor gene in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and characterization of a new target to treat Clostridioides difficile (C. difficile) infections.

Released: 16-Jun-2021 11:35 AM EDT
How Conversations About Race Can Help Black Parents Improve Adolescents' Psychological Outcomes
University of Michigan

Black parents' experiences of racial discrimination can negatively affect their children's psychological outcomes—but talking about these experiences and improving racial socialization competency could help prevent these negative outcomes. according to a new study by a University of Michigan researcher.

Newswise: Study: Complexity Holds Steady as Writing Systems Evolve
Released: 16-Jun-2021 11:25 AM EDT
Study: Complexity Holds Steady as Writing Systems Evolve
Santa Fe Institute

A new paper in the journal Cognition examines the visual complexity of written language and how that complexity has evolved.

Newswise: UIC Project Details History of Urban Displacement in Chicago’s Uptown Neighborhood
Released: 16-Jun-2021 11:25 AM EDT
UIC Project Details History of Urban Displacement in Chicago’s Uptown Neighborhood
University of Illinois at Chicago

Working with graduate and undergraduate students as well as community members in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, a new digital research and curricular project led by University of Illinois Chicago professors chronicles almost 200 years of history in the North Side community.

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Newswise: Icebergs drifting from Canada to Southern Florida
Released: 16-Jun-2021 11:05 AM EDT
Icebergs drifting from Canada to Southern Florida
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Woods Hole, MA (June 16,2021) -- Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) climate modeler Dr. Alan Condron and United States Geological Survey (USGS) research geologist Dr. Jenna Hill have found evidence that massive icebergs from roughly 31,000 years ago drifted more than 5000km (> 3,000 miles) along the eastern United States coast from Northeast Canada all the way to southern Florida. These findings were published today in Nature Communications.

Newswise: UCLA-led Research Finds Connections Between Air Quality and COVID Vulnerability
Released: 16-Jun-2021 11:05 AM EDT
UCLA-led Research Finds Connections Between Air Quality and COVID Vulnerability
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

Even as governments across the United States consider lifting mask mandates and relaxing preventative measures as vaccination numbers creep up, new research from a UCLA-led team has found that such basic techniques significantly reduce the risk of getting COVID-19. In addition, the research found that U.S. counties with higher exposures to poor air quality, historically, saw higher county-level COVID-19 mortality rates in 2020.

Newswise: Story Tips from Johns Hopkins Experts on COVID-19
Released: 16-Jun-2021 11:00 AM EDT
Story Tips from Johns Hopkins Experts on COVID-19
Johns Hopkins Medicine

NEWS STORIES IN THIS ISSUE: - Stressed About “Returning to Normal”? Here Are Tips to Ease Into the Transition - Be Your Brother’s Keeper: Steps for Faith-Based Communities to Reopen Safely

Newswise: Researchers Translate a Bird’s Brain Activity into Song
15-Jun-2021 5:10 PM EDT
Researchers Translate a Bird’s Brain Activity into Song
University of California San Diego

It is possible to re-create a bird’s song by reading only its brain activity, shows a first proof-of-concept study from UC San Diego. Reproducing the songbird’s complex vocalizations – down to the pitch, volume and timbre of the original – lays the foundation for building vocal prostheses for humans who have lost their ability to speak.

15-Jun-2021 2:05 PM EDT
New Cleveland Clinic Research Identifies Link Between Gut Microbes and Stroke
Cleveland Clinic

New findings from Cleveland Clinic researchers show for the first time that the gut microbiome impacts stroke severity and functional impairment following stroke. The results, published in Cell Host & Microbe, lay the groundwork for potential new interventions to help treat or prevent stroke. The research was led by Weifei Zhu, Ph.D., and Stanley Hazen, M.D., Ph.D., of Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner Research Institute.

15-Jun-2021 12:30 PM EDT
Early Lung Cancer Coopts Immune Cell Into Helping Tumors Invade the Lungs, Mount Sinai Researchers Discover
Mount Sinai Health System

Immune cells that normally repair tissues in the body can be fooled by tumors when cancer starts forming in the lungs and instead help the tumor become invasive, according to a surprising discovery reported by Mount Sinai scientists in Nature in June.

Newswise:Video Embedded mystery-solved-dust-cloud-led-to-betelgeuse-s-great-dimming
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14-Jun-2021 5:00 AM EDT
Mystery Solved: Dust Cloud Led to Betelgeuse’s ‘Great Dimming’
Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian

The star Betelgeuse became visibly darker in 2019 and 2020, puzzling astronomers. New images show that the star was partially concealed by a cloud of dust, solving the mystery of the “Great Dimming” of Betelgeuse.

Newswise: Correlated Errors in Quantum Computers Emphasize Need for Design Changes
11-Jun-2021 1:05 PM EDT
Correlated Errors in Quantum Computers Emphasize Need for Design Changes
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Quantum computers could outperform classical computers at many tasks, but only if the errors that are an inevitable part of computational tasks are isolated rather than widespread events. Now, researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have found evidence that errors are correlated across an entire superconducting quantum computing chip — highlighting a problem that must be acknowledged and addressed in the quest for fault-tolerant quantum computers.

Released: 16-Jun-2021 10:50 AM EDT
Online Mental Health Intervention Significantly Helps the Isolated, Immunosuppressed During Pandemic
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

People with the rare autoimmune disease scleroderma, who likely experience more serious isolation during a global pandemic, saw their anxiety and depression improve after receiving online mental health intervention through an international study. Researchers say the support program could be extended to many vulnerable patient populations moving forward.

Newswise: A Cousin of Table Salt Could Make Energy Storage Faster and Safer
Released: 16-Jun-2021 10:10 AM EDT
A Cousin of Table Salt Could Make Energy Storage Faster and Safer
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Scientists have found that lithium vanadium oxide can rapidly charge and discharge energy. The material has a structure similar to table salt but with a more random atomic arrangement. It charges and discharges without growing lithium metal “dendrites” that can cause dangerous short circuits. This could lead to safer, faster-charging batteries for electric vehicles.

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15-Jun-2021 2:45 PM EDT
Natural killers: Using the body’s cells to target breast cancer
Clemson University

The research utilizes the body’s natural killer cells, part of the human immune system, to target breast cancer tumor cells. The triggers are fusion proteins developed by Clemson University researchers that link the two together. The research is a novel approach to developing breast cancer-specific immunotherapy.

10-Jun-2021 12:20 PM EDT
Small Numbers of Cells in a Tumor Could Be Key Enablers of Cancer Metastasis
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Just a small number of cells found in tumors can enable and recruit other types of cells nearby, allowing the cancer to spread to other parts of the body, report Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center scientists. Working with their research collaborators, the scientists found that ‘enabler cells’ comprise about 20 percent or less of the cells in an aggressive tumor; their small numbers may account for why they are often missed when bulk tissue analyses are used to inform therapeutic decisions.

Newswise: Suiting Up to Ensure Safe Environments for All Youth Athletes
Released: 16-Jun-2021 9:40 AM EDT
Suiting Up to Ensure Safe Environments for All Youth Athletes
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

The National Youth Sports Health & Safety Institute, a joint initiative between the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and Sanford Health, launches policy agenda to protect kids participating in sports. The institute to work with state legislators to act on seven critical areas of athlete health.

Released: 16-Jun-2021 9:00 AM EDT
GT Biopharma to Present at Raymond James Human Health Innovation Conference
GT Biopharma, Inc.

GT Biopharma, Inc. ("GT Biopharma" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: GTBP), a clinical stage immuno-oncology company focused on developing innovative therapeutics based on the Company's proprietary natural killer (NK) cell engager (TriKE™) protein biologic technology platform, today announced that it will provide a corporate update at the upcoming Raymond James Human Health Innovation Conference on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 11:20 AM ET.

Released: 16-Jun-2021 9:00 AM EDT
American Sociological Association Honors Leaders in the Discipline
American Sociological Association (ASA)

The American Sociological Association (ASA) proudly announces the 2021 award recipients, the highest honors the association confers. Awardees, selected by committees directly appointed by the ASA Council, will be honored on August 8 as part of the ASA Virtual Annual Meeting. A formal address by ASA President Aldon Morris will follow the ceremony.

Released: 16-Jun-2021 9:00 AM EDT
National Geographic Society grant to fund research into Easter Island
Binghamton University, State University of New York

Binghamton University anthropologists Robert DiNapoli and Carl Lipo received a $60,280 grant from the National Geographic Society’s Committee for Research and Exploration to explore how ancient populations managed freshwater scarcity.

Released: 16-Jun-2021 9:00 AM EDT
The Medicine in Eye Drops Needs a Disguise to Sneak Past Your Tears
Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

Scientists use engineered protein coating that binds to receptors on the surface of corneal cells to improve drug uptake.

Released: 16-Jun-2021 9:00 AM EDT
American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Commits $2,700,000 to Its New Loan Mitigation Pilot Program Focused on Building Excellence in Nephrology
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• The five-year innovative pilot program offers financial support for trainees entering the field of nephrology, focusing on individuals historically underrepresented in medicine. • Six candidates selected in the first year of the program will each receive $50,000 over the course of three years toward the repayment of eligible student loans.

Newswise: Virtual Event For June 17, 11AM EDT: COVID-19 Vaccines and Male Fertility
Released: 16-Jun-2021 8:55 AM EDT
Virtual Event For June 17, 11AM EDT: COVID-19 Vaccines and Male Fertility
Newswise

This upcoming JAMA-published study examined whether the COVID-19 vaccine impacts male fertility.

Newswise: Invention Uses Machine-learned Human Emotions to ‘Drive’ Autonomous Vehicles
Released: 16-Jun-2021 8:30 AM EDT
Invention Uses Machine-learned Human Emotions to ‘Drive’ Autonomous Vehicles
Florida Atlantic University

A new technology for autonomous systems that is responsive to human emotions based on machine-learned human moods has earned a very competitive utility patent from the U.S.P.T.O. for FAU. This unique invention uses non-intrusive sensors to perceive the mood of drivers and passengers in semi or fully autonomous vehicles, which is essential to properly navigate autonomous vehicles on the roads and to build trust between humans and AI/autonomous technologies.

Released: 16-Jun-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Wayne State awarded $2.5 million NIH grant to grow graduate training programs
Wayne State University Division of Research

Wayne State University recently received an Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) T32 training program grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health. This $2.5 million grant will aid in growing Wayne State’s successful IMSD R25 graduate training program in biomedical sciences and behavioral research.

Newswise: Scientists Demonstrate Promising New Approach for Treating Cystic Fibrosis
Released: 16-Jun-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Scientists Demonstrate Promising New Approach for Treating Cystic Fibrosis
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Scientists created a potentially powerful new strategy for treating cystic fibrosis and potentially other diseases; it involves small, nucleic acid molecules called oligonucleotides that can correct some of the gene defects that underlie CF but are not addressed by existing modulator therapies.

Released: 16-Jun-2021 8:00 AM EDT
Two COVID-19 Vaccines Show Safety, Strong Immunity in Infant Model
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

The Moderna mRNA vaccine and a protein-based vaccine candidate elicited durable neutralizing antibody responses to SARS-CoV-2 in pre-clinical research. There were no adverse effects.

10-Jun-2021 11:30 AM EDT
Urbanization drives antibiotic resistance on microplastics in Chinese river
American Chemical Society (ACS)

Researchers reporting in Environmental Science & Technology have analyzed antibiotic-resistance genes (ARGs) on five types of microplastics at different locations along the Beilun River in China, finding much higher abundances in urban than rural regions.

10-Jun-2021 11:25 AM EDT
Ozone pollution has increased in Antarctica
American Chemical Society (ACS)

Researchers reporting in ACS’ Environmental Science & Technology have analyzed more than 25 years of Antarctic data, finding that ozone concentrations near the ground arose from both natural and human-related sources.

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Finding Pathways For Sustainable Development in Africa
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

A new project funded by the Belmont Forum will develop novel tools and capacities to understand and manage interlinkages between the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and support sustainable development pathways for African countries.

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Newswise: Quantum-nonlocality at all speeds
Released: 16-Jun-2021 4:05 AM EDT
Quantum-nonlocality at all speeds
University of Vienna

The phenomenon of quantum nonlocality defies our everyday intuition. It shows the strong correlations between several quantum particles some of which change their state instantaneously when the others are measured, regardless of the distance between them. While this phenomenon has been confirmed for slow moving particles, it has been debated whether nonlocality is preserved when particles move very fast at velocities close to the speed of light, and even more so when those velocities are quantum mechanically indefinite.

Released: 16-Jun-2021 3:05 AM EDT
How should governments offer subsidies for clean-energy heating?
Aalto University

Many countries are already looking to adopt clean heating solutions more widely, with the International Energy Agency projecting that by 2045 nearly half of global heating will be done with heat pumps. A new study from Aalto University assesses the impact of heat pumps on energy consumption as well as how heat pumps should be subsidised.

15-Jun-2021 12:30 PM EDT
Barriers to Swim Lessons Contribute to Tragedies
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Summer 2021 will be the first time many people venture back in the water following the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. A recent study by Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago underscored the need for families to practice water safety and teach children about safety around pools and at the beach.

Newswise: NUS and NTU launch first-of-its-kind tropical data centre testbed
Released: 15-Jun-2021 11:05 PM EDT
NUS and NTU launch first-of-its-kind tropical data centre testbed
National University of Singapore

NUS and NTU will lead a new Sustainable Tropical Data Centre Testbed to pioneer green and efficient cooling solutions for data centres in the tropics.The S$23 million research programme is supported by key stakeholders in Singapore’s data centre industry.


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