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Newswise: UIC researchers identify new process to produce ammonia with a much smaller carbon footprint
Released: 30-Nov-2020 5:30 PM EST
UIC researchers identify new process to produce ammonia with a much smaller carbon footprint
University of Illinois at Chicago

New study describes a new process to produce ammonia with a potentially much lower carbon footprint

Newswise: UTEP Awarded $1.2 Million by NIH to Advance Research on Diabetes-Related Cardiac Complications
Released: 30-Nov-2020 5:05 PM EST
UTEP Awarded $1.2 Million by NIH to Advance Research on Diabetes-Related Cardiac Complications
University of Texas at El Paso

November is National Diabetes Month, a time when the nation comes together to shed light on one of the leading causes of death and disability among U.S. citizens. The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) is joining the fight against the disease through innovative research made possible through a recent $1.2M grant by the National Institutes of Health to advance understanding of a critical diabetic heart condition.

Newswise: UC San Diego Student Team Shines at Supercomputing 2020 Conference
Released: 30-Nov-2020 4:35 PM EST
UC San Diego Student Team Shines at Supercomputing 2020 Conference
University of California San Diego

A team fielded for the first time by the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UC San Diego competed in this year’s Student Cluster Competition at the annual International Conference for High-Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis (SC20) achieved fourth place overall among 19 teams during the 72-hour challenge.

Newswise: Efficient In-person voting observed by URI VOTES research team
Released: 30-Nov-2020 4:30 PM EST
Efficient In-person voting observed by URI VOTES research team
University of Rhode Island

The 2020 election is all but complete, but a team of researchers at the University of Rhode Island is still crunching the numbers – not the number of votes, but the statistics used to determine the efficiency of in-person voting in Rhode Island, Nebraska and Los Angeles.

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Released: 30-Nov-2020 3:30 PM EST
New Tech Can Get Oxygen, Fuel From Mars’ Salty Water
Washington University in St. Louis

A new electrolysis system that makes use of briny water could provide astronauts on Mars with life-supporting oxygen and fuel for the ride home, according to engineers at the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, who developed the system.

Newswise: Astronomers Develop Model for the Distribution of Inner Planetary Systems
Released: 30-Nov-2020 3:30 PM EST
Astronomers Develop Model for the Distribution of Inner Planetary Systems
Penn State Institute for Computational and Data Sciences

Data from the Kepler space telescope, launched more than a decade ago, is still helping astronomers who study planets outside of our own solar system — exoplanets — and unravel the mysteries of planetary systems. Initially, astronomers were surprised that Kepler found so many exoplanets, including hundreds of planetary systems with multiple planets orbiting close to their host star. As astronomers developed models to explain the abundance of inner exoplanets, they encountered a new mystery: “Why did Kepler detect just one planet around so many stars, instead of planetary systems with multiple planets?"

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Newswise: Stimulus Relief Funds Increase Social Distancing to Stop Spread of COVID-19
23-Nov-2020 5:20 PM EST
Stimulus Relief Funds Increase Social Distancing to Stop Spread of COVID-19
University of California San Diego

As case rates of COVID-19 reach new heights across the nation, many states and cities are tightening stay-at-home restrictions to stop the spread. New research suggests that that those suffering from economic hardships are less likely comply with new stay-at-home orders; however these same U.S. residents would be more likely to adhere to the new public health guidelines if their households received stimulus funds.

Released: 30-Nov-2020 3:05 PM EST
Webinar: Artificial Intelligence, Firm Growth and Industry Concentration
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Research into the positive effects of artificial intelligence on firms will be discussed in a Dec. 2 webinar hosted by the Center for Financial Policy at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Newswise: Virginia Tech researchers show teens with risk-averse peers make safer choices
30-Nov-2020 9:15 AM EST
Virginia Tech researchers show teens with risk-averse peers make safer choices
Virginia Tech

In a new study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Virginia Tech neuroscientists at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC show that observing peers making sound decisions may help young people play it safe. The discovery may one day inform measures to help teens make healthy decisions.

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Newswise: Could Private Investment Finance Conservation?
Released: 30-Nov-2020 2:50 PM EST
Could Private Investment Finance Conservation?
Cornell University

A new report called Innovative Finance for Conservation: Roles for Ecologists and Practitioners, explores how private investment could boost conservation in a big way.

Newswise: Holiday Gifts That Give Back to Birds and Nature
Released: 30-Nov-2020 2:50 PM EST
Holiday Gifts That Give Back to Birds and Nature
Cornell University

There's been a huge bump in the number of people connecting with birds and nature as people stuck close to home during this past year, and the trend is continuing. The perfect gift for new—and veteran—birdwatchers is the gift of knowledge. There's so much to learn about birds! Below are holiday gift ideas that are meaningful and environmentally friendly—and your purchase supports the nonprofit conservation work at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

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Released: 30-Nov-2020 2:35 PM EST
UCI professor’s life skills course is expanded to all 10 UC campuses
University of California, Irvine

Long successful at the University of California, Irvine, Mahtab Jafari’s Life 101 course will be available across the 10 UC campuses during the upcoming winter quarter. The class teaches healthy lifestyle choices, promotes students’ well-being, and helps them to recognize and manage their stress.

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Released: 30-Nov-2020 2:25 PM EST
From Open-Heart Surgery to Surfing the Waves Once Again
Cedars-Sinai

Just moments after Calabasas ninth grader Oliver Merlob was born, he was whisked away for open-heart surgery to treat a congenital heart defect. Little did his parents know it would be the beginning of a lifelong relationship.

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Released: 30-Nov-2020 2:20 PM EST
COVID-19 Update: Surge Preparedness, Vaccine Distribution
Cedars-Sinai

With the novel coronavirus spreading across the U.S. at a record pace, Cedars-Sinai has been seeing an increase in COVID-19 patients at its hospitals and through its network of physicians. But the health system's leaders say Cedars-Sinai is prepared.

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Released: 30-Nov-2020 2:05 PM EST
Gene Therapy Gives Man with Sickle Cell Disease the Chance for a Better Future
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

In July 2019, Evie Junior enrolled in a clinical trial for an experimental stem cell gene therapy for sickle cell disease. The study is led by UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center physician-scientists Dr. Donald Kohn and Dr. Gary Schiller and funded by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

Released: 30-Nov-2020 1:45 PM EST
UC San Diego Selected to Lead International HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Unit
University of California San Diego Health

University of California San Diego has been selected by the NIH to lead and administer an international seven-year, $28-million grant for HIV/AIDS clinical trials.

Released: 30-Nov-2020 1:35 PM EST
NIH Re-Funds ACTG for the Next Seven Years
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

The AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG), the largest global HIV research network, has been re-funded for the next seven years by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and collaborating NIH Institutes.

Released: 30-Nov-2020 1:20 PM EST
Rethink COVID-19 infection control to keep primary schools open this winter, governments urged
BMJ

An urgent rethink of infection control policies to keep COVID-19 infection at bay in schools is needed if primary schools are to be kept open this winter, and the knock-on effects on their families avoided, argue children's infectious disease specialists in a viewpoint, published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood.

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Released: 30-Nov-2020 1:10 PM EST
Men tuning into Insta-spiration
Flinders University

New research confirms men and teens are affected by Instagram influencers who set global benchmarks for ideal body shape, fashion and even facial trends.

Released: 30-Nov-2020 1:05 PM EST
Study Reveals Connection Between Gut Bacteria and Vitamin D Levels
University of California San Diego Health

UC San Diego researchers discovered that the makeup of a person’s gut microbiome is linked to their levels of active vitamin D, and revealed a new understanding of vitamin D and how it’s typically measured.

Released: 30-Nov-2020 12:55 PM EST
Women found to be at higher risk for heart failure and heart attack death than men
American Heart Association (AHA)

Women face a 20% increased risk of developing heart failure or dying within five years after their first severe heart attack compared with men, according to new research published today in the American Heart Association's flagship journal Circulation.

Released: 30-Nov-2020 12:50 PM EST
Forest fires, cars, power plants join list of risk factors for Alzheimer's disease
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

A new study led by researchers at UC San Francisco has found that among older Americans with cognitive impairment, the greater the air pollution in their neighborhood, the higher the likelihood of amyloid plaques - a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease.

Newswise: Hackensack University Medical Center Urologists Continue to Provide State-of-the-Art Care During COVID-19
Released: 30-Nov-2020 12:45 PM EST
Hackensack University Medical Center Urologists Continue to Provide State-of-the-Art Care During COVID-19
Hackensack Meridian Health

Don’t Delay Your Care – Our dnhanced pandemic safety precautions prioritize patient health and allow providers to deliver outstanding in-office, telehealth and surgical care

Released: 30-Nov-2020 12:35 PM EST
‘Financial toxicity’ of prostate cancer treatment: Radiation therapy has the greatest impact on patient finances
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

For men with early-stage prostate cancer, choices about initial treatment carry varying risks of “financial toxicity,” reports a study 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: 30-Nov-2020 12:30 PM EST
Measuring broken hearts: divorce has negative effects on physical and mental health
Frontiers

Going through a divorce is extremely challenging and previous research has highlighted the adverse effects that it can have on divorcees.

Released: 30-Nov-2020 12:10 PM EST
Struggles of care home staff during COVID-19 first wave revealed in Whatsapp messages
University of Leeds

Analysis of social media messages between care home staff on the coronavirus front line reveal their growing concerns over how to manage in the face of the virus.

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Released: 30-Nov-2020 12:05 PM EST
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple Performs 1000th HoLEP Procedure That Improves Men’s Quality of Life
Baylor Scott and White Health

In mid-October, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple conducted its 1000th holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP), a minimally invasive procedure that can address benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). BPH can prevent the bladder from emptying properly and could lead to kidney damage or failure. It also impacts quality of life in about one third of men older than 50 years old.

Newswise: Linking medically complex children’s outpatient team with hospitalists improved care
Released: 30-Nov-2020 12:05 PM EST
Linking medically complex children’s outpatient team with hospitalists improved care
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

When medically complex children are hospitalized, linking hospitalists to their regular outpatient providers through an inpatient consultation service were more likely to improve outcomes, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

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Released: 30-Nov-2020 11:55 AM EST
Earth faster, closer to black hole in new map of galaxy
National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS)

Earth just got 7 km/s faster and about 2000 light-years closer to the supermassive black hole in the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. But don't worry, this doesn't mean that our planet is plunging towards the black hole.

Released: 30-Nov-2020 11:55 AM EST
Gut microbes: a key to normal sleep
University of Tsukuba

With fall and winter holidays coming up, many will be pondering the relationship between food and sleep.

Released: 30-Nov-2020 11:45 AM EST
Older Adults with Dementia Exhibit Financial “Symptoms” Up To Six Years Before Diagnosis
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

A new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Federal Reserve Board of Governors found that Medicare beneficiaries who go on to be diagnosed with dementia are more likely to miss payments on bills as early as six years before a clinical diagnosis.

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Released: 30-Nov-2020 11:40 AM EST
Why spending a long time on your phone isn't bad for mental health
Lancaster University

General smartphone usage is a poor predictor of anxiety, depression or stress say researchers, who advise caution when it comes to digital detoxes.

Released: 30-Nov-2020 11:30 AM EST
More than one-third of children with COVID-19 show no symptoms: study
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry

More than one-third of kids who have COVID-19 are asymptomatic, according to a University of Alberta study that suggests youngsters diagnosed with the disease may represent just a fraction of those infected.

Newswise: Research unlocks new information about reading through visual dictionary in the brain
Released: 30-Nov-2020 11:20 AM EST
Research unlocks new information about reading through visual dictionary in the brain
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

The uniquely human ability to read is the cornerstone of modern civilization, yet very little is understood about the effortless ability to derive meaning from written words. Scientists at UTHealth have now identified a crucial region in the temporal lobe, know as the mid-fusiform cortex, which appears to act as the brain’s visual dictionary.

Newswise: $11M NIH Grant Will Fund Biomedical Research at University of Delaware
Released: 30-Nov-2020 11:20 AM EST
$11M NIH Grant Will Fund Biomedical Research at University of Delaware
University of Delaware

the National Institutes of Health has renewed a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant at the University of Delaware. The COBRE research team is focused on discovery of new molecules that can be used to study and treat diseases such as breast cancer, renal cancer, Crohn’s disease, tuberculosis and Legionnaires disease.

Released: 30-Nov-2020 11:15 AM EST
Preschool children can’t see the mountains for the cat
Ohio State University

Imagine seeing a photo of a beautiful mountain scene with a cat in the foreground. You may admire the mountains. Kids only see the cat, a new study suggests.

Released: 30-Nov-2020 11:05 AM EST
Sossina M. Haile Awarded 2020 David Turnbull Lectureship
Materials Research Society (MRS)

The Materials Research Society’s (MRS) David Turnbull Lectureship recognizes the career contributions of a scientist to fundamental understanding of the science of materials through experimental and/or theoretical research. In the spirit of the life work of David Turnbull, writing and lecturing also can be factors in the selection process.

25-Nov-2020 7:20 AM EST
Penn Medicine Researchers Unlock the Door to Tumor Microenvironment for CAR T Cells
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Combining chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy with a PAK4 inhibitor allowed the engineered cells to punch their way through and attack solid tumors, leading to significantly enhanced survival in mice.

Newswise: Brookhaven's Kevin Yager Named Oppenheimer Leadership Fellow
Released: 30-Nov-2020 10:15 AM EST
Brookhaven's Kevin Yager Named Oppenheimer Leadership Fellow
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Yager, a group leader at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, is exploring challenges and opportunities for the U.S. Department of Energy.

Newswise: Promising lab results in quest to find naturally occurring anti-COVID therapies
24-Nov-2020 5:35 PM EST
Promising lab results in quest to find naturally occurring anti-COVID therapies
University of Alabama Huntsville

So far, 35 of 125 naturally occurring compounds identified computationally at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) to have potential against COVID-19 have shown efficacy in ongoing first-batch testing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Regional Biocontainment Laboratory (UTHSC RBL) that’s the next step in the process to becoming a drug.

Released: 30-Nov-2020 9:45 AM EST
Rutgers Leading Coronavirus Therapeutic Clinical Trial
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers is leading a clinical trial assessing the efficacy of a three-drug combination in treating people infected with SARS-CoV-2 and asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic.

Newswise: Rutgers Philosophy Professor Analyzes Justice Issues in New Podcast
Released: 30-Nov-2020 9:30 AM EST
Rutgers Philosophy Professor Analyzes Justice Issues in New Podcast
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers-New Brunswick philosophy Professor Derrick Darby is helping to bring logic and data to discussions on the struggle for justice in America and globally in A Pod Called Quest.

Newswise: Mathematicians Seek to Unravel Mysteries Hinted at by M. C. Escher
Released: 30-Nov-2020 9:25 AM EST
Mathematicians Seek to Unravel Mysteries Hinted at by M. C. Escher
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

A workshop hosted by Rutgers mathematician Alex Kontorovich will ask, among other things, what a famous M. C. Escher illustration would look like in 1,001 dimensions. Welcome to the world of "hyperbolic reflection groups."

Newswise: NUS-led team uncovers molecule that promotes muscle health when magnetised
Released: 30-Nov-2020 9:00 AM EST
NUS-led team uncovers molecule that promotes muscle health when magnetised
National University of Singapore

A research team led by Associate Professor Alfredo Franco-Obregón from the National University of Singapore's Institute for Health Innovation and Technology has shown how a molecule found in muscles responds to weak magnetic fields. This responsiveness could be used to stimulate muscle recovery.

Newswise: Southwest Virginia Residents Leading Region’s Cancer Prevention Efforts
Released: 30-Nov-2020 8:25 AM EST
Southwest Virginia Residents Leading Region’s Cancer Prevention Efforts
University of Virginia Health System

More than 30 Southwest Virginia residents on the University of Virginia Cancer Center Without Walls Community Advisory Board have set four regional priorities for cancer prevention and early detection. Their areas of focus are helping residents quit tobacco use, screenings for lung and colorectal cancer, along with efforts to prevent human papillomavirus (HPV), which causes several cancers.


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