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Newswise: American College of Gastroenterology Announces Winners of Sixth Annual SCOPYs: 
Service Award for Colorectal Cancer Outreach, Prevention, and Year-Round Excellence
Released: 26-Oct-2020 8:20 AM EDT
American College of Gastroenterology Announces Winners of Sixth Annual SCOPYs: Service Award for Colorectal Cancer Outreach, Prevention, and Year-Round Excellence
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) announces the winners of the 2020 SCOPY Awards (Service Award for Colorectal Cancer Outreach, Prevention, and Year-Round Excellence) to recognize the achievements of ACG members in their community engagement, education and awareness efforts for colorectal cancer prevention.

Newswise: Dr. David A. Greenwald Elected President of the American College of Gastroenterology
Released: 26-Oct-2020 8:20 AM EDT
Dr. David A. Greenwald Elected President of the American College of Gastroenterology
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

David A. Greenwald, MD, FACG, a gastroenterologist and the Director of Clinical Gastroenterology and Endoscopy at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, was elected by the membership as the 2020–2021 President of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), a national medical organization representing more than 15,000 clinical gastroenterologists and other specialists in digestive diseases.

Released: 26-Oct-2020 8:10 AM EDT
Advanced Reimbursement Solutions, LLC., Holds Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Arizona Accountable For Benefits, Advocates For Patient After Insurance Bills Patient $25K
Advanced Reimbursement Solutions

Advanced Reimbursement Solutions LLC (ARS), a Scottsdale-based medical billing and revenue cycle management enterprise, challenged Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBS of AZ) for its approval and subsequent denial of a double-mastectomy patient.

23-Oct-2020 11:20 AM EDT
Resilience-Driven Care for Inflammatory Bowel Disease Leads to Sharp Drops in Emergency Room Visits and Hospitalizations
Mount Sinai Health System

A personalized program to increase resilience in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can substantially reduce hospitalizations and emergency room visits, Mount Sinai researchers report. The research is being unveiled on October 27th in a plenary presentation at the annual scientific meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG 2020).

Released: 26-Oct-2020 7:00 AM EDT
New York City’s Coronavirus Outbreak Spread from More European Sources Than First Reported
NYU Langone Health

The COVID-19 pandemic started earlier than previously thought in New York City and Long Island by dozens of people infected mostly with strains from Europe. A new analysis also shows that most of the spread was within the community, as opposed to coming from people who had traveled.

Released: 26-Oct-2020 5:00 AM EDT
Emerging Treatment Helps Reverse Heart Failure in Some Patients
University of Utah Health

In a new multicenter study, researchers led by University of Utah Health physicians report that an emerging heart failure treatment could potentially reverse structural damage to the heart, allowing it to heal itself over time. Overall, 19 (40%) patients who were treated with a combination of LVAD support with heart failure medications had sufficient improvement that the LVAD could be removed.

Newswise: 1 in 12 parents say their teen has attended a demonstration about racism or police reform
21-Oct-2020 9:55 AM EDT
1 in 12 parents say their teen has attended a demonstration about racism or police reform
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A growing number of demonstrators taking to the streets to protest police brutality and racial injustice may include teenagers, a new national poll suggests.

21-Oct-2020 10:35 AM EDT
Kid Influencers Are Promoting Junk Food Brands on YouTube—Garnering More Than a Billion Views
New York University

Kids with wildly popular YouTube channels are frequently promoting unhealthy food and drinks in their videos, warn researchers at NYU School of Global Public Health and NYU Grossman School of Medicine in a new study published in the journal Pediatrics.

21-Oct-2020 11:20 AM EDT
The Effects of Social Determinants of Health on Kidney Transplant Candidates
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Social determinants of health are associated with patient-reported outcomes in adults who are eligible to undergo kidney transplantation evaluations. • Results from the study will be presented online during ASN Kidney Week 2020 Reimagined October 19–October 25.

21-Oct-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Study Reveals Details Behind Transplant Disparities Experienced by Black Patients
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• In an analysis of information on patients with kidney failure, Black patients are less likely than white patients to be placed on transplant waiting lists. • For patients on such lists, Blacks are less likely to receive transplants than whites. • Results from the study will be presented online during ASN Kidney Week 2020 Reimagined October 19–October 25.

Newswise: Targeted inhibitor of mutated KRAS gene shows promise in early trial for lung, bowel, and other solid tumors
24-Oct-2020 4:30 AM EDT
Targeted inhibitor of mutated KRAS gene shows promise in early trial for lung, bowel, and other solid tumors
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

A novel agent that targets a mutated form of the KRAS gene – the most commonly altered oncogene in human cancers and one long considered “undruggable” – shrank tumors in most patients in a clinical trial with manageable side effects, researchers reported today at the 32nd EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium on Molecular Targets and Therapeutic, which is taking place online.

22-Oct-2020 5:45 PM EDT
Indian and Pakistani Women Diagnosed with More Aggressive Breast Cancer at Younger Age
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Indian and Pakistani women are diagnosed with breast cancer, including more aggressive forms of the disease, at a younger age, according to Rutgers researchers.

Newswise: CSU Graduation Initiative 2025 Leads to Record Highs in Student Achievement
Released: 24-Oct-2020 6:05 PM EDT
CSU Graduation Initiative 2025 Leads to Record Highs in Student Achievement
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Student achievement throughout the California State University (CSU) as measured by graduation rates has increased to an all-time high under Graduation Initiative 2025.

21-Oct-2020 11:25 AM EDT
New Model Predicts Which Patients with Kidney Disease May Develop Heartbeat Irregularities
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• A new model that incorporates a type of artificial intelligence can accurately predict which individuals with chronic kidney disease face a high risk of developing atrial fibrillation. • Results from the study will be presented online during ASN Kidney Week 2020 Reimagined October 19–October 25.

21-Oct-2020 11:15 AM EDT
Glomerular Diseases Linked to Higher Risk of Cardiovascular Conditions
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Adults with glomerular diseases have a 2.5-times higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease than individuals in the general population. • Results from the study will be presented online during ASN Kidney Week 2020 Reimagined October 19–October 25.

21-Oct-2020 11:10 AM EDT
Model Predicts Likelihood of Acute Kidney Injury Requiring Dialysis in Patients with COVID-19
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• In a recent study, a new algorithm achieved good performance for predicting which hospitalized patients will develop acute kidney injury requiring dialysis. • Results from the study will be presented online during ASN Kidney Week 2020 Reimagined October 19–October 25.

Newswise:Video Embedded research-reveals-how-magazine-censorship-in-the-50s-and-60s-laid-the-foundation-for-future-lgbtq-rights-law
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Released: 24-Oct-2020 1:05 AM EDT
Research reveals how magazine censorship in the 50s and 60s laid the foundation for future LGBTQ rights law
California State University, Fullerton

Research from Jason Shepard, chair and professor of communications at Cal State Fullerton, highlights how First Amendment law was both a weapon and shield in the expansion of LGBTQ rights, and well before the Stonewall Riots.

Newswise: Studying Patterns of Relapse in Pediatric Hodgkin Lymphoma using a Response-Based Therapy Approach
23-Oct-2020 4:40 PM EDT
Studying Patterns of Relapse in Pediatric Hodgkin Lymphoma using a Response-Based Therapy Approach
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Recent research from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey expert as part of a phase 3 study from the Children’s Oncology Group explores response-based consolidation with modern radiation therapy as safe and effective standard of care for pediatric Hodgkin lymphoma patients. This work is being presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) this week.

22-Oct-2020 8:35 AM EDT
Proton Therapy for Lung Cancer May Help Reduce Risk of Heart Diseases
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Treating lung cancer patients with proton therapy may help reduce the risk of radiation-induced heart diseases.

21-Oct-2020 11:25 AM EDT
Why Do Minorities Have Higher Rates of Kidney Failure?
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• A new study indicates that Blacks and Hispanics have experienced higher rates of kidney failure compared with whites due to more rapid kidney function decline. • Results from the study will be presented online during ASN Kidney Week 2020 Reimagined October 19–October 25.

21-Oct-2020 11:20 AM EDT
Acute Kidney Injury among African Americans with Sickle Cell Trait and Disease
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• New research examines the risk of acute kidney injury in people with sickle cell trait or disease, as well as the effect of acute kidney injury on kidney function decline in these individuals. • Results from the study will be presented online during ASN Kidney Week 2020 Reimagined October 19–October 25.

21-Oct-2020 11:15 AM EDT
“Patient Activation” May Improve Quality of Life in Individuals with Kidney Disease
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• In individuals with chronic kidney disease who received online peer mentoring, improved patient activation correlated with improvements in various aspects of quality of life. • Results from the study will be presented online during ASN Kidney Week 2020 Reimagined October 19–October 25.

21-Oct-2020 11:10 AM EDT
New Algorithm Predicts Likelihood of Acute Kidney Injury
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• In a recent study, a new algorithm outperformed the standard method for predicting which hospitalized patients will develop acute kidney injury. • Results from the study will be presented online during ASN Kidney Week 2020 Reimagined October 19–October 25.

Released: 23-Oct-2020 4:55 PM EDT
Woman recovering from COVID-19 shares experience as monoclonal antibody clinical trial participant
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

When Christina Loville tested positive for the coronavirus, she was terrified. She decided to channel her fear into researching COVID-19 treatments, where she discovered a local clinical trial led by experts at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

Released: 23-Oct-2020 3:50 PM EDT
Trump Led Biden in Twitter Volume and in Positive Mentions, Analysis Shows
New York University

President Donald Trump received more Twitter mentions, and a greater increase of positive mentions, relative to former Vice President Joe Biden Thursday night, shows a new analysis of online activity leading up to, during, and immediately after the second presidential debate.

Released: 23-Oct-2020 3:35 PM EDT
New Study Exposes Potential Expansion Barriers to Functional MRI for Medicare Patients
Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute

A new Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute study found that functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) steadily increased from 2007-2014 but has now been static due to potential expansion barriers. This diagnostic imaging method is critical in determining brain functions as well as for assessing the potential risks of surgery or other invasive treatments of the brain. This American Journal of Neuroradiology (AJNR) study is the first of its kind to assess the nationwide adoption of fMRI.

Newswise: Exploring the source of stars and planets in a laboratory
Released: 23-Oct-2020 2:50 PM EDT
Exploring the source of stars and planets in a laboratory
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

New computer simulation aims to verify a widely held but unproven theory of the growth of celestial bodies.

Released: 23-Oct-2020 2:30 PM EDT
Trump continued to falsely claim Biden supported getting rid of private insurance
Newswise

In the final presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, moderator Kristen Welker asks the candidates to speak about their plans for healthcare in the United States. President Trump once again accused his oponent of wanting to eliminate private health insurance. Trump has made this claim repeatedly. This claim is false. It conflates Biden's plan with those of other Democrats pushing "Medicare for All."

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21-Oct-2020 3:35 PM EDT
New Population of Immune Cells Could Play a Role in Multiple Sclerosis
Thomas Jefferson University

Researchers uncover defining features of a subset of T-cells that may drive autoimmunity in MS, and could prove to be a new target for therapy.

Released: 23-Oct-2020 1:50 PM EDT
Are we really “rounding the corner" when it comes the coronavirus pandemic?
Newswise

“We’re rounding the turn,” Trump said during the debate. This implies a meaningful improvement. We rate this claim as false. On that very same day the U.S. recorded 77,000 new cases, according to NBC News. This tops the previous high that had been set in July. We may be learning to "live with it," as Trump mentioned, but this is not an improvement.

Newswise:Video Embedded expert-available-to-speak-on-how-magazine-censorship-helped-strengthen-the-lgbtq-community
VIDEO
Released: 23-Oct-2020 1:40 PM EDT
Expert available to speak on how magazine censorship helped strengthen the LGBTQ community
California State University, Fullerton

Research from Jason Shepard, chair and professor of communications at Cal State Fullerton, highlights how First Amendment law was both a weapon and shield in the expansion of LGBTQ rights well before the Stonewall Riots.

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Released: 23-Oct-2020 1:30 PM EDT
Ancient Maya built sophisticated water filters
University of Cincinnati

Ancient Maya in the once-bustling city of Tikal built sophisticated water filters using natural materials they imported from miles away, according to the University of Cincinnati.

Released: 23-Oct-2020 1:10 PM EDT
Gender insecurity prompts women MMA fighters to date hypermasculine men
University of California, Riverside

Women who compete in martial arts and combat sports challenge gender norms in their profession but often embrace them wholeheartedly and even overdo them in their personal lives, finds a UC Riverside study published in Sociology of Sport Journal.

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Released: 23-Oct-2020 12:50 PM EDT
NRL researchers evaluate ultraviolet sources, combat COVID-19
United States Naval Research Laboratory

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory researchers evaluated commercial ultraviolet (UV) sources for viral disinfection to combat COVID-19 on land and at sea, and established a dedicated UV characterization lab in five days to ensure safe introduction and effective operation of UV sources across the Fleet.

Newswise: Kristen M. Kelly, MD, appointed chair of UCI Department of Dermatology
Released: 23-Oct-2020 12:35 PM EDT
Kristen M. Kelly, MD, appointed chair of UCI Department of Dermatology
University of California, Irvine

Kristen M. Kelly, MD, has been appointed chair for the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine Department of Dermatology, effective September 6, 2020.

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Released: 23-Oct-2020 12:15 PM EDT
AI detects hidden earthquakes
Stanford University

In a recent paper published in Nature Communications, Mousavi and co-authors describe a new method for using artificial intelligence to bring into focus millions of these subtle shifts of the Earth. "By improving our ability to detect and locate these very small earthquakes, we can get a clearer view of how earthquakes interact or spread out along the fault, how they get started, even how they stop," said Stanford geophysicist Gregory Beroza, one of the paper's authors.

Released: 23-Oct-2020 12:05 PM EDT
COVID-19 anxiety linked to body image issues
Anglia Ruskin University

A new study has found that anxiety and stress directly linked to COVID-19 could be causing a number of body image issues amongst women and men.

Newswise: Matt Law: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
Released: 23-Oct-2020 11:50 AM EDT
Matt Law: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Then and Now looks at what a 2010 Department of Energy Office of Science Early Career Award meant for Matt Law, now an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Irvine.

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Released: 23-Oct-2020 11:45 AM EDT
Eliminating COVID-19: What the world can learn from NZ and Taiwan
University of Otago

Both Taiwan and New Zealand have successfully eliminated COVID-19 with world-leading pandemic responses. By taking a particularly proactive approach, Taiwan's response was probably the most effective and least disruptive of any country's, researchers say.

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Released: 23-Oct-2020 11:35 AM EDT
Oregon researchers reveal why heat stress damages sperm
University of Oregon

University of Oregon biologists have used the model organism Caenorhabditis elegans to identify molecular mechanisms that produce DNA damage in sperm and contribute to male infertility following exposure to heat.

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Released: 23-Oct-2020 11:15 AM EDT
Timekeeping theory combines quantum clocks and Einstein's relativity
Dartmouth College

A phenomenon of quantum mechanics known as superposition can impact timekeeping in high-precision clocks, according to a theoretical study from Dartmouth College, Saint Anselm College and Santa Clara University.

Released: 23-Oct-2020 11:00 AM EDT
Healthcare's earthquake: Lessons from COVID-19
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally disrupted U.S. healthcare organizations.

Released: 23-Oct-2020 10:50 AM EDT
COVID-19 lockdown reduced mental health, sleep, exercise
Pennington Biomedical Research Center

A first-of-its-kind global survey shows the initial phase of the COVID-19 lockdown dramatically altered our personal habits, largely for the worse.

Released: 23-Oct-2020 10:45 AM EDT
New Data on Increasing Cloth Mask Effectiveness
Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

A new study published in Risk Analysis, “Reinventing cloth masks in the face of pandemics,” by Stephen Salter, P.Eng., describes how Effective Fiber Mask Programs (EFMPs) can help communities find a balance between the economy and curbing community spread.

Newswise: Research Team Discovers the Molecular Processes in Kidney Cells That Attract and Feed COVID-19
Released: 23-Oct-2020 10:40 AM EDT
Research Team Discovers the Molecular Processes in Kidney Cells That Attract and Feed COVID-19
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

What about the kidneys make them a hotspot for COVID-19’s cytokine storm? A research team says it’s the presence of a protein found on specialized renal transport cells.

22-Oct-2020 8:20 AM EDT
Clinical trial shows experimental drug safely slows progression of diabetic kidney disease
University of Chicago Medical Center

Patients with diabetic kidney disease can potentially be treated with a new investigational medication that may slow the progress of their illness without harmful side effects to their hearts, according to the results of a global clinical trial announced Friday.


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