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Released: 4-Aug-2020 6:55 PM EDT
An easier way to go veggie: Vitamin B12 can be produced during dough fermentation
University of Helsinki

Vitamin B12 is an essential micronutrient that is needed for functions such as maintaining the nervous system and forming blood cells.

Released: 4-Aug-2020 6:45 PM EDT
An NYU nurse practitioner’s advice for keeping school children and teachers safe this fall
New York University

With COVID-19 cases surging in parts of the country, NYU Meyers’ Donna Hallas outlines steps K-12 schools must take if they choose to reopen

Newswise: Researchers Develop Novel Test For ‘Microtentacles’ on Breast Cancer Cells
Released: 4-Aug-2020 6:45 PM EDT
Researchers Develop Novel Test For ‘Microtentacles’ on Breast Cancer Cells
University of Maryland Medical Center

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) have developed a novel technology to test for the presence of thin membrane protrusions called “microtentacles” on breast cancer cells, which can help predict whether a tumor is likely to spread. They describe the TetherChip device in a new paper published today in the Royal Society of Chemistry journal Lab on a Chip.

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Released: 4-Aug-2020 5:35 PM EDT
New study shows how infrared lasers destroy harmful protein aggregates in Alzheimer's
Tokyo University of Science

A notable characteristic of several neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, is the formation of harmful plaques that contain aggregates--also known as fibrils--of amyloid proteins.

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Released: 4-Aug-2020 5:15 PM EDT
Surprisingly Dense Exoplanet Challenges Planet Formation Theories
Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA)

New detailed observations with NSF’s NOIRLab facilities reveal a young exoplanet, orbiting a young star in the Hyades cluster, that is unusually dense for its size and age. Weighing in at 25 Earth-masses, and slightly smaller than Neptune, this exoplanet’s existence is at odds with the predictions of leading planet formation theories.

Released: 4-Aug-2020 5:05 PM EDT
Effective testing and contact tracing is essential for schools to safely open during COVID-19 pandemic, two studies show
Lancet

Effective contact tracing and epidemic control measures are essential for safe opening of schools during COVID-19 pandemic, according to two studies published simultaneously in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health journal.

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Released: 4-Aug-2020 4:50 PM EDT
Racial discrimination linked to suicide
University of Houston

In this age of racial reckoning, new research findings indicate that racial discrimination is so painful that it is linked to the ability to die by suicide, a presumed prerequisite for being able to take one's own life.

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Released: 4-Aug-2020 4:40 PM EDT
How COVID-19 changed the way patients responded to a heart attack
University of Leeds

The death rate for patients who experienced what is normally a lower-risk heart attack rose sharply during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in England, according to an analysis of NHS data.

Newswise: UCLA launches major mental health study to discover insights about depression
Released: 4-Aug-2020 4:35 PM EDT
UCLA launches major mental health study to discover insights about depression
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

UCLA has launched a major new study, sponsored by and in collaboration with Apple, designed to help revolutionize detection and treatment of depression.

Newswise: Road Map to Reducing Colorectal Cancer Deaths
Released: 4-Aug-2020 4:35 PM EDT
Road Map to Reducing Colorectal Cancer Deaths
Rush University Medical Center

According to the American Gastroenterological Association’s recently published "Roadmap for the Future of Colorectal Cancer Screening in the United States, ” fewer people would die of colorectal cancer if health care providers adopted a new model of screening that combines better risk assessment, more options for noninvasive testing and more targeted referrals for colonoscopies. Rush University Medical Center’s Joshua Melson, MD is lead author.

Released: 4-Aug-2020 4:25 PM EDT
Penis microbiota predicts if a man's female partner will develop bacterial vaginosis
Frontiers

Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) is an infection affecting more than 20% of women worldwide.

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Released: 4-Aug-2020 4:10 PM EDT
A targeted treatment for emphysema?
Boston Children's Hospital

Emphysema is a progressive, debilitating lung disease in which the lung's breathing sacs, or alveoli, enlarge, get thinner, and eventually are destroyed as the cells die off.

Released: 4-Aug-2020 4:10 PM EDT
Researchers support college in making data-driven decisions
Cornell College

Behind the scenes of some big decisions, a student-faculty research team is sifting through extensive amounts of COVID-19 data to provide insight to Cornell College campus leaders.

Released: 4-Aug-2020 3:55 PM EDT
ACR Applauds E/M Coding Changes, Telehealth Expansion in FY 2021 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule
American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) today applauded the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for taking steps to appropriately value cognitive care and expand telehealth access in its CY 2021 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Proposed Rule.

Newswise:  Making the Switch
Released: 4-Aug-2020 3:55 PM EDT
Making the Switch
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

As higher education pivots to online instruction, the CSU leads the way in exploring and implementing innovative new approaches to teaching, learning and engagement ... all with an eye on student success.

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Released: 4-Aug-2020 3:50 PM EDT
Surface clean-up technology won't solve ocean plastic problem
University of Exeter

Clean-up devices that collect waste from the ocean surface won't solve the plastic pollution problem, a new study shows.

Released: 4-Aug-2020 3:45 PM EDT
Insights on the gut microbiome could shape more powerful, precise treatment
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

We may not think about it often, but our gut is home to a complex ecosystem of microorganisms that play a critical role in how we function.

Released: 4-Aug-2020 3:30 PM EDT
Experts from Across the U.S. Issue Back-To-School Safety Guidelines for Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant Recipients
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

As school districts look ahead to a very different school year, pediatric infectious disease experts from across the United States convened to outline back-to-school safety guidelines for solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients. The group, led by Kevin J. Downes, MD, attending physician in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), published their recommendations today in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society.

Newswise: Ultrafast lasers probe elusive chemistry at the liquid-liquid interface
Released: 4-Aug-2020 3:30 PM EDT
Ultrafast lasers probe elusive chemistry at the liquid-liquid interface
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Real-time measurements captured by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory provide missing insight into chemical separations to recover cobalt, a critical raw material used to make batteries and magnets for modern technologies.

Released: 4-Aug-2020 3:25 PM EDT
FSU geologists publish new findings on carbonate melts in Earth’s mantle
Florida State University

Geologists from Florida State University’s Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science have discovered how carbon-rich molten rock in the Earth’s upper mantle might affect the movement of seismic waves.

Newswise: Digging into the Roots of Phosphorus Availability
Released: 4-Aug-2020 3:20 PM EDT
Digging into the Roots of Phosphorus Availability
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Scientists do not fully understand the mechanisms that plants use to extract phosphorus from soil and incorporate it into their biomass. Now, researchers have developed a new technique to visualize the activity and distribution of enzymes that mobilize phosphate around plant roots.

Released: 4-Aug-2020 3:20 PM EDT
Paniccioli’s vast hip-hop photo archive launches online
Cornell University

Nearly 20,000 images can now be viewed online as Cornell University Library launches the Ernie Paniccioli Photo Archive, a digital collection chronicling hip-hop music and culture from the 1980s to the early 2000s.

Released: 4-Aug-2020 3:15 PM EDT
Blockchain startup ‘Avalanche’ raises $42M in first sale
Cornell University

Avalanche, a new blockchain platform built around research first conducted at Cornell University, raised $42 million in less than five hours during the first public sale of its digital currency token, held July 15.

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Released: 4-Aug-2020 3:10 PM EDT
Dr. Thomas Rimmele, Director of NSF’s Inouye Solar Telescope, Named One of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business
National Solar Observatory

Dr. Thomas Rimmele from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) National Solar Observatory joins the 11th annual list of awardees from such companies as Netflix, Google, and Patagonia, as well as institutions such as Johns Hopkins University and the ACLU of Massachusetts.

Newswise: Study: Enzyme Could Prove Effective in Treating Tumors and Inflammatory Diseases in Lung
Released: 4-Aug-2020 3:05 PM EDT
Study: Enzyme Could Prove Effective in Treating Tumors and Inflammatory Diseases in Lung
Henry Ford Health System

Findings from a research study, led by scientists at Henry Ford, suggest an enzyme could play an important role in the treatment of cancer and autoimmune diseases in the airway.

Newswise: Lab-Created Shock Waves Mimic Supernova Particle Accelerators
Released: 4-Aug-2020 2:20 PM EDT
Lab-Created Shock Waves Mimic Supernova Particle Accelerators
Department of Energy, Office of Science

When stars explode as supernovas, they produce shock waves in the plasma that blast cosmic rays into the universe at relativistic speeds. How exactly they do that remains a mystery. New experiments using powerful lasers have recreated a miniature version of these supernova shocks in the lab, where scientists can observe how they accelerate particles.

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Released: 4-Aug-2020 2:10 PM EDT
Sweet-taste perception changes as children develop
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

ompared with adults, children and adolescents are less sensitive to the sweet taste and need 40% more sucrose in a solution for them to detect the taste of sugar, a new study found.

Newswise: Machine Learning Probes 3D Microstructures
Released: 4-Aug-2020 1:55 PM EDT
Machine Learning Probes 3D Microstructures
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Scientists have developed a machine learning technique for materials research at the atomic and molecular scales. The technique visualizes and quantifies the atomic and molecular structures in three-dimensional samples in real time. It is designed primarily to identify and characterize microstructures in 3D samples.

Newswise: Coronavirus Drug for Cats Has Potential Use for COVID-19 Virus in Humans
28-Jul-2020 9:50 AM EDT
Coronavirus Drug for Cats Has Potential Use for COVID-19 Virus in Humans
American Crystallographic Association (ACA)

Researchers at the University of Alberta say a protease in SARS-CoV-2 can be targeted with a drug that is also used to treat feline infectious peritonitis, a fatal infection in cats caused by a coronavirus. The drugs, dipeptide-based protein inhibitors, could be used to slow or stop replication of the COVID-19 virus in humans. During the 70th annual meeting of the American Crystallographic Association, Joanne Lemieux will outline how the drugs are strong candidates for the treatment of human coronavirus infections.

Released: 4-Aug-2020 1:40 PM EDT
Tip Sheet: COVID-19 vaccines, COVID-19 and cancer patients, smoking cessation apps, structural racism in medicine – and more
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Summaries of recent Fred Hutch research findings and other news with links for additional background and media contacts.

Newswise: UCI researchers publish new guide for viral tracers in neural circuit mapping
Released: 4-Aug-2020 1:35 PM EDT
UCI researchers publish new guide for viral tracers in neural circuit mapping
University of California, Irvine

Researchers from the newly-established Center for Neural Circuit Mapping at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine evaluate the properties of anterograde and retrograde viral tracers, comparing their strengths and limitations for use in neural circuit mapping. Results were published today as a primer in Neuron.

Newswise: Dark Energy Survey census of the smallest galaxies hones the search for dark matter
Released: 4-Aug-2020 1:30 PM EDT
Dark Energy Survey census of the smallest galaxies hones the search for dark matter
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

Scientists on the Dark Energy Survey have used observations of the smallest known galaxies to better understand dark matter, the mysterious substance that makes up 85% of the matter in the universe. The smallest galaxies can contain hundreds to thousands of times more dark matter than normal visible matter, making them ideal laboratories for studying this mysterious substance. By performing a rigorous census of small galaxies surrounding our Milky Way, scientists on the Dark Energy Survey have been able to constrain the fundamental particle physics that governs dark matter.

Newswise: Story Tips: Pandemic impact, root studies, neutrons confirm, lab on a crystal and modeling fusion
Released: 4-Aug-2020 1:25 PM EDT
Story Tips: Pandemic impact, root studies, neutrons confirm, lab on a crystal and modeling fusion
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

ORNL Story Tips: Pandemic impact, root studies, neutrons confirm, lab on a crystal and modeling fusion

Newswise: How Countries Are Reopening Schools During the Pandemic
Released: 4-Aug-2020 1:20 PM EDT
How Countries Are Reopening Schools During the Pandemic
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Educators worldwide are facing the agonizing decision of whether to resume in-person instruction while there’s still no cure for the new coronavirus. Countries including Denmark, India, and Kenya are taking different approaches.

Newswise: Scientists propose a novel method for controlling fusion reactions
Released: 4-Aug-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Scientists propose a novel method for controlling fusion reactions
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Researchers at the DOE's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory have developed a pulsed method for stabilizing magnetic islands that can cause disruptions in fusion plasmas.

Newswise: Scientists Develop New Models to Accelerate Progress in Preventing Drug Resistance in Lung and Pancreas Cancers
Released: 4-Aug-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Scientists Develop New Models to Accelerate Progress in Preventing Drug Resistance in Lung and Pancreas Cancers
Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah

Scientists at Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah report today the development of new models to study molecular characteristics of tumors of the lung and pancreas that are driven by mutations in a gene named NTRK1. The findings were published today in the journal Cell Reports.

Newswise: Cementing the future
Released: 4-Aug-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Cementing the future
Argonne National Laboratory

Researchers from Argonne National Laboratory's Advanced Photon Source and Center for Nanoscale Materials are utilizing nano- and micro-scale imaging to better understand the chemical processes behind the formation of cement.

Newswise: Research News Tip Sheet: Story Ideas from Johns Hopkins Medicine
Released: 4-Aug-2020 12:55 PM EDT
Research News Tip Sheet: Story Ideas from Johns Hopkins Medicine
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Within a month following a heart attack, people are at increased risk for a second one. As a result, physicians treat these patients with medications to rapidly reduce cardiovascular risk factors for another event. Although statins are designed to reduce the risk from one underlying problem, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or “bad” cholesterol, they often aren’t able drop it to recommended levels within 30 days. Now, testing a next-generation cholesterol-lowering drug known as a PCSK9 inhibitor, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers showed they could lower blood cholesterol to safer levels faster when it is added to traditional therapies.

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Released: 4-Aug-2020 12:35 PM EDT
UCI to launch innovative School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., Aug. 4, 2020 — As part of a prescription to reshape 21st-century healthcare, the University of California, Irvine is announcing the establishment of the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, the first public pharmacy school in the Los Angeles-Orange County region and a pillar of UCI’s expanding Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences.

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Released: 4-Aug-2020 12:25 PM EDT
Vanderbilt Health Launches Out-of-Pocket Cost Estimator
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

The Vanderbilt Health website now features an out-of-pocket cost estimator for many hospital and professional services offered by Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Anyone with an internet connection can use the new online tool to generate immediate estimates, with no website registration required.

Newswise: Testing FLARE system to calibrate satellite sensors
Released: 4-Aug-2020 12:20 PM EDT
Testing FLARE system to calibrate satellite sensors
South Dakota State University

Imaging engineers at South Dakota State University are testing a prototype device that may soon be used to calibrate satellite sensors and conducting research to validate new remote sensing products.

Newswise: National Cancer Institute Designates Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center as “Exceptional”
Released: 4-Aug-2020 12:00 PM EDT
National Cancer Institute Designates Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center as “Exceptional”
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has once again rated the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania (ACC) as “exceptional,” the highest possible rating for an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center.

Released: 4-Aug-2020 11:55 AM EDT
ACTG Announces Launch of Novel Clinical Trial Testing Multiple Therapeutics to Treat COVID-19
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

The AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) has initiated the ACTIV-2 Outpatient Monoclonal Antibodies and Other Therapies Trial. ACTIV-2 includes both phase 2 and phase 3 evaluations of multiple promising investigational agents for treating early COVID-19 in a single trial.

Newswise:  UCLA researchers receive $2.97 million grant to develop test for early detection of liver cancer
Released: 4-Aug-2020 11:40 AM EDT
UCLA researchers receive $2.97 million grant to develop test for early detection of liver cancer
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

UCAL researchers are developing a nanotechnology-enabled cancer diagnostic solution that will help detect early stage liver cancer for people who are at risk of developing the disease.


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