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Newswise: UVA Launching Project to Determine Long-term Brain Effects of Blast Exposures in Military Personnel
Released: 29-Sep-2020 7:05 AM EDT
UVA Launching Project to Determine Long-term Brain Effects of Blast Exposures in Military Personnel
University of Virginia Health System

University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers are partnering with the U.S. Navy and National Institutes of Health to develop a model predicting how regular exposure to artillery blasts affects the brains of military personnel.

Newswise: Plant Droplets Serve as Nutrient-Rich Food for Insects
Released: 29-Sep-2020 6:00 AM EDT
Plant Droplets Serve as Nutrient-Rich Food for Insects
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Small watery droplets on the edges of blueberry bush leaves are loaded with nutrients for many insects, including bees, wasps and flies, according to a Rutgers-led study, the first of its kind. The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, suggests that these droplets are an important but underexplored feature in plants, with profound implications for insects in agricultural and natural ecosystems.

Newswise: High-fibre diet, low level inflammation: 
sidestepping the effects of radiation
Released: 29-Sep-2020 1:05 AM EDT
High-fibre diet, low level inflammation: sidestepping the effects of radiation
University of South Australia

Loved or hated, the humble oat could be the new superfood for cancer patients as international research shows a diet rich in fibre could significantly reduce radiation-induced gut inflammation.

28-Sep-2020 4:00 PM EDT
Girls benefit from doing sports
Universite de Montreal

Extracurricular sport in middle childhood diminishes subsequent ADHD symptoms in girls, but not in boys, a new study suggests.

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Released: 28-Sep-2020 6:45 PM EDT
Research confirms link between sleep apnea and Alzheimer's disease
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University

New research has confirmed long-suspected links between sleep apnea and Alzheimer's disease, finding identical signs of brain damage in both conditions.

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Released: 28-Sep-2020 6:30 PM EDT
Salute the venerable ensign wasp, killing cockroaches for 25 million years
Oregon State University

An Oregon State University study has identified four new species of parasitic, cockroach-killing ensign wasps that became encased in tree resin 25 million years ago and were preserved as the resin fossilized into amber.

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Released: 28-Sep-2020 6:30 PM EDT
Recording thousands of nerve cell impulses at high resolution
ETH Zürich

For over 15 years, ETH Professor Andreas Hierlemann and his group have been developing microelectrode-array chips that can be used to precisely excite nerve cells in cell cultures and to measure electrical cell activity.

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Released: 28-Sep-2020 6:15 PM EDT
Snakes disembowel and feed on the organs of living toads in a first for science
Pensoft Publishers

While the majority of snakes would normally swallow their prey whole, the Small-banded Kukri Snake seems to have evolved a particularly macabre feeding habit that has never before been witnessed in a serpent.

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Newswise: Advanced Mathematics Condense COVID-19 Complexity
Released: 28-Sep-2020 5:50 PM EDT
Advanced Mathematics Condense COVID-19 Complexity
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

PNNL scientists are using an advanced mathematical tool called hypergraphs to identify how human cells respond to viral infection, including the new coronavirus.

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Released: 28-Sep-2020 5:40 PM EDT
Q&A: UW researchers clicked ads on 200 news sites to track misinformation
University of Washington

A study by UW researchers found that both mainstream and misinformation news sites displayed similar levels of problematic ads. UW News had a conversation with the team about this research, where ads on news sites come from, and how things might change leading up to the election.

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Released: 28-Sep-2020 5:30 PM EDT
Earthquake lightning: Mysterious luminescence phenomena
Shinshu University

Were you aware that earthquakes are sometimes associated with luminescence, called earthquake lightning? This phenomenon had been documented throughout history, such as between 1965 and 1967, the Matsushiro earthquake swarm caused the surrounding mountain to flicker with light multiple times.

Released: 28-Sep-2020 5:10 PM EDT
COVID-19 may deplete testosterone, helping to explain male patients' poorer prognosis
Taylor & Francis

For the first time, data from a study with patients hospitalized due to COVID-19 suggest that the disease might deteriorate men's testosterone levels.

Released: 28-Sep-2020 4:55 PM EDT
Covid-19: Social distancing is more effective than travel bans
University of Southern Denmark

Forecasting the spreading of a pandemic is paramount in helping governments to enforce a number of social and economic measures, apt at curbing the pandemic and dealing with its aftermath.

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Newswise: Renowned physicist and former diagnostics developer at PPPL wins Asia Pacific plasma physics award
Released: 28-Sep-2020 4:40 PM EDT
Renowned physicist and former diagnostics developer at PPPL wins Asia Pacific plasma physics award
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Hyeon Park honored with 2020 Subramanyan Chandrasekhar Prize for Plasma Physics from the Division of Plasma Physics of the Association of Asia Pacific Physical Societies. The prize recognizes Park for his work developing an essential diagnostic tool for tokamak fusion facilities throughout the world.

Released: 28-Sep-2020 4:35 PM EDT
Despite what that Facebook post says, the truth is that Ruth Bader Ginsburg was not nominated or confirmed within 43 days of an election
Newswise

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was nominated by president Bill Clinton on June 14, 1993 and confirmed by the Senate 50 days later, on August 3, 1993. 1993 was not a Federal election year.

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Released: 28-Sep-2020 4:20 PM EDT
Executive Order Mandating How to Address Race and Diversity: ATS Responds
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Today, the leadership of the American Thoracic Society issued the following statement in response to the recent executive order by the Trump Administration: On Sept. 22 the President signed an executive order titled “Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping”, which seeks to censor federal agency education efforts to address racial inequality in America.

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Newswise: New Artificial Intelligence Platform Uses Deep Learning to Diagnose Dystonia with High Accuracy in Less Than One Second
Released: 28-Sep-2020 3:00 PM EDT
New Artificial Intelligence Platform Uses Deep Learning to Diagnose Dystonia with High Accuracy in Less Than One Second
Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Researchers at Mass Eye and Ear have developed a unique diagnostic tool called DystoniaNet that uses artificial intelligence to detect dystonia from MRI scans in 0.36 seconds. DystoniaNet is the first technology of its kind to provide an objective diagnosis of the disorder. In a new study of 612 brain MRI scans, the platform diagnosed dystonia with 98.8 percent accuracy.

Released: 28-Sep-2020 2:55 PM EDT
Early study results point to heating element in vaping and e-cig devices as cause for serious lung injuries
University of California, Irvine

Early results of an experimental vaping study have shown significant lung injury from E-cigarette (eC) devices with nickel-chromium alloy heating elements. The findings were consistent, with or without the use of nicotine, vitamin E oil or tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which have previously been thought to contribute to the life-threatening respiratory problem.

Newswise: Spinal Cord Stimulation Reduces Pain and Motor Symptoms in Parkinson’s Disease Patients
Released: 28-Sep-2020 2:55 PM EDT
Spinal Cord Stimulation Reduces Pain and Motor Symptoms in Parkinson’s Disease Patients
University of California San Diego Health

A team of researchers in the United States and Japan reports that spinal cord stimulation (SCS) measurably decreased pain and reduced motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, both as a singular therapy and as a “salvage therapy” after deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapies were ineffective.

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U-Michigan Team Creates Device Bringing Precision Medicine to Field of Ophthalmology
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Innovative device ensures doctors obtain adequate fluid samples from the eye, helping with diagnosis and individualized treatment plans for patients.

Released: 28-Sep-2020 1:55 PM EDT
mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccines will NOT modify the human genome
Newswise

There is no evidence that mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccines will use hydrogels. There is no evidence of a hydrogel chip that will connect you to the internet or alter your DNA.

Newswise: Neutrons reveal behavior of cholesterol in membranes
Released: 28-Sep-2020 1:50 PM EDT
Neutrons reveal behavior of cholesterol in membranes
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Neutron scattering at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has shown that cholesterol stiffens simple lipid membranes, a finding that may help us better understand the functioning of human cells.

Newswise: Top SEL expert named NoVo Foundation Endowed Chair at UIC
Released: 28-Sep-2020 1:40 PM EDT
Top SEL expert named NoVo Foundation Endowed Chair at UIC
University of Illinois at Chicago

Kimberly Schonert-Reichl, who is currently at the University of British Columbia, will be appointed to the chair at UIC and start in January 2021.

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Released: 28-Sep-2020 1:35 PM EDT
Going for a Run? Five Tips for Safe, Effective Running This Fall
LifeBridge Health

“This season is going to be different,” says Grace “Annie” Neurohr, DPT, OCS, CMTPT, a physical therapist and running and bio-motion specialist for the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics running program at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. “You may have set big goals to run your first 5K or qualify for your first marathon. These races may not meet your expectations, or they may not be in the cards at all this season.”

Released: 28-Sep-2020 1:35 PM EDT
Freezing prostate cancer: Study shows notable outcomes with cryoablation
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

A less-invasive treatment technique called hemi-gland cryoablation (HGCryo) – destroying the areas of the prostate where cancers are located by freezing them – provides a high rate of effective prostate cancer control, according to a new study published in The Journal of Urology®, Official Journal of the American Urological Association (AUA). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 28-Sep-2020 1:30 PM EDT
American College of Surgeons Academy of Master Surgeon Educators Admits its Third Class into Membership
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Fifty esteemed surgeon educators were recently admitted into the ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators™ as Members and Associate Members during the Academy’s third induction ceremony which occurred the evening of September 25 in a virtual ceremony.

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Released: 28-Sep-2020 1:30 PM EDT
Strength training: How it helps runners, and which exercises are the best
LifeBridge Health

“If your muscles are stronger, they can create forces more effectively, taking pressure off your joints and making you more efficient,” says Grace “Annie” Neurohr, DPT, OCS, CMTPT, a physical therapist and running and bio-motion specialist for the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics running program at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore.

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