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Newswise: Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center Foundation Raises More Than $175,000 at Annual Benefit for Bayshore Oktoberfest Celebration
Released: 8-Nov-2017 10:05 AM EST
Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center Foundation Raises More Than $175,000 at Annual Benefit for Bayshore Oktoberfest Celebration
Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center Foundation hosted the second annual Benefit for Bayshore Oktoberfest Community Celebration on Friday, October 13 and raised more than $175,000 in support of the hospital. The outdoor, tented cocktail reception took place on the hospital’s campus in Holmdel and will support Bayshore Medical Center’s plans to expand emergency services.

Newswise: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Faculty Member Joins U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as Visiting Researcher
Released: 8-Nov-2017 10:05 AM EST
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Faculty Member Joins U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as Visiting Researcher
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Associate Professor of Quantitative Finance and Risk Management Aparna Gupta has been invited to join the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as a visiting researcher.

Newswise: How to Be Cool
Released: 8-Nov-2017 10:05 AM EST
How to Be Cool
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

What makes a product or person “cool”? Darden Professor Lalin Anik, Johnny Miles (MBA ’17) and Ryan Hauser present a theory of coolness and explain four traits that contribute to coolness.

Released: 8-Nov-2017 10:05 AM EST
New “Sugar-Glass” Film Uses Viruses to Kill Harmful Bacteria in Food
American Chemical Society (ACS)

With antibiotic resistance on the rise, bacterial contamination of food is becoming more problematic. Now in a study appearing in ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering, scientists report that they have developed an antibacterial “sugar-glass” coating in which viruses that destroy bacteria are embedded and are kept stable for up to three months.

Newswise: Could Scalpel-Free Surgery Help the Body Destroy Metastatic Breast Cancer?
Released: 8-Nov-2017 10:05 AM EST
Could Scalpel-Free Surgery Help the Body Destroy Metastatic Breast Cancer?
University of Virginia Health System

UVA is testing the power of focused ultrasound and immunotherapy to enable the body to identify and destroy metastatic breast cancer cells.

Released: 8-Nov-2017 10:05 AM EST
Early Breastfeeding Success Not Affected by Epidural Pain Relief With Fentanyl
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Including the opioid fentanyl in the solution used to maintain an epidural during childbirth does not appear to affect the success of breastfeeding six weeks after delivery, according to a study published in Anesthesiology, the peer-reviewed medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA).

Newswise: The Evolving Assessment of “Value” in Health Care
Released: 8-Nov-2017 10:05 AM EST
The Evolving Assessment of “Value” in Health Care
ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research,held the third plenary session, “Evolution of Value: Perspectives From Both Sides of the Atlantic” at its 20th Annual European Congress in Glasgow, Scotland, UK this morning.

Newswise: Cool Textiles to Beat the Heat
Released: 8-Nov-2017 10:05 AM EST
Cool Textiles to Beat the Heat
American Chemical Society (ACS)

Air-conditioned buildings bring welcome relief to people coming in from the heat. But creatingthat comfort comes with a cost to our wallets and the environment in the form of increased energy bills andgreenhouse gas emissions.

Released: 8-Nov-2017 10:05 AM EST
Kids in Tough Neighborhoods Face Joblessness, Lower Income as Adults
Cornell University

ITHACA, N.Y. – A new Cornell University study shows a child’s neighborhood impacts his or her economic well-being into adulthood.

Released: 8-Nov-2017 10:05 AM EST
Cleaning Up Aquatic Pollution with Mussels
American Chemical Society (ACS)

Scientists and activists alike have been looking for a solution to the problem of aquatic nutrient pollution. Now one group reports in Environmental Science & Technology that ribbed mussels are up to the clean-up challenge.

Released: 8-Nov-2017 10:05 AM EST
Adolescents Use Dietary Supplements to Increase Sports Performance and Improve Immunity
Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

Adolescents in developed countries frequently use dietary supplements despite a lack of knowledge about possible harmful effects or drug interactions. Often males turn to dietary supplements in an attempt to increase their performance for sports while females are more concerned with preventing illness and disease. To understand the underlying reasons and sources of recommendation for dietary supplement use among adolescents in Slovenia, researchers at the University of Ljubljana studied both athletes and nonathletes.

Newswise: Climate Report: Get Ready for More Surprises in Warming Climate
Released: 8-Nov-2017 10:00 AM EST
Climate Report: Get Ready for More Surprises in Warming Climate
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The Climate Science Special Report, released last week by the U.S. Global Change Research Program, details the science behind global warming and its current and potential impacts on the American economy, communities, public health and infrastructure. One of the report’s lead authors is Robert E. Kopp, a professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, director of Rutgers’ Institute of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (EOAS) and co-director of Rutgers’ Coastal Climate Risk and Resilience Initiative.

Newswise: New Data Suggests Increased Vulnerability for Island Countries
Released: 8-Nov-2017 9:05 AM EST
New Data Suggests Increased Vulnerability for Island Countries
University of Notre Dame

The latest data released by the Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative (ND-GAIN) shows that small island states face increasing challenges to address the impact of climate change.

Released: 8-Nov-2017 9:05 AM EST
Babson College to Host First International Rocket Pitch in Chile
Babson College

Babson College will host its first-ever international Rocket Pitch competition at Municipalidad de Vitacura in Santiago, Chile, on Thursday, November 23, 2017.

Released: 8-Nov-2017 9:00 AM EST
Live Webcast to Explore the Ways “Useless” Discoveries Have Changed Our Lives
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

.In a live webcast on November 8, physicist Pauline Gagnon will explain how seemingly “useless” scientific discoveries, such as the Higgs boson, have changed the way we live our lives.

Newswise: New Study: Scientists Narrow Down the Search for Dark Photons Using Decade-Old Particle Collider Data
Released: 8-Nov-2017 9:00 AM EST
New Study: Scientists Narrow Down the Search for Dark Photons Using Decade-Old Particle Collider Data
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

A fresh analysis of particle-collider data, co-led by Berkeley Lab physicists, limits some of the hiding places for one type of theorized particle – the dark photon, also known as the heavy photon – that was proposed to help explain the mystery of dark matter.

Newswise: Easing the Soil’s Temperature
6-Nov-2017 2:05 PM EST
Easing the Soil’s Temperature
American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Many factors influence the ability of soil to buffer against temperature changes. Recent research shows both perennial biofuel and cover crops help soils shield against extreme temperatures.

Newswise: Tests Identify Onset of Out-of-Plane Buckling for Slender Wall Boundaries Subjected to Earthquake Loading
3-Nov-2017 2:00 PM EDT
Tests Identify Onset of Out-of-Plane Buckling for Slender Wall Boundaries Subjected to Earthquake Loading
American Concrete Institute (ACI)

Analysis to evaluate the onset of global instability under tension/compression load shows that the onset of buckling can be identified using either a proposed buckling theory or computer simulations.

Newswise: Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities
8-Nov-2017 8:55 AM EST
Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities
Newswise

Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.

Newswise: Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center Welcomes Dara Fedele, M.D., Diagnostic Radiologist
Released: 8-Nov-2017 8:05 AM EST
Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center Welcomes Dara Fedele, M.D., Diagnostic Radiologist
Hackensack Meridian Health

Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, NJ is pleased to welcome diagnostic radiologist, Dara Fedele, M.D., to the medical staff.

Released: 8-Nov-2017 7:05 AM EST
Real-World Evidence in Health Care Decision Making
ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research, held several sessions on the topic of real-world evidence at its 20th Annual European Congress currently being held 4-8 November 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

Released: 8-Nov-2017 7:05 AM EST
The Changing Landscape for Medical Devices
ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research, held several sessions on the topic of medical devices at its 20th Annual European Congress currently being held 4-8 November 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

Newswise: Queen’s University Belfast Historian Releases Biography on Oliver Cromwell’s Advisor
Released: 8-Nov-2017 4:05 AM EST
Queen’s University Belfast Historian Releases Biography on Oliver Cromwell’s Advisor
Queen's University Belfast

An historian from Queen’s is launching a new biography on John Owen, advisor to Oliver Cromwell and one of the most important religious leaders in the Puritan Revolution.

6-Nov-2017 4:05 PM EST
A New, Harmonized Approach Takes a Stand against Rising Rates and Poor Outcomes for Cancer in Sub-Saharan Africa
National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

National Comprehensive Cancer Network introduces targeted regional resources created in collaboration with the African Cancer Coalition, the American Cancer Society, and the Clinton Health Access Initiative.

Newswise: What Is the Future of Health Technology Assessment in Europe?
Released: 7-Nov-2017 11:05 PM EST
What Is the Future of Health Technology Assessment in Europe?
ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research, held the second plenary session, “Appraising the Appraisers: What Is the Future of Health Technology Assessment in Europe?” this morning at its 20th Annual European Congress in Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

Newswise:Video Embedded nus-developed-manta-ray-robot-swims-faster-and-operates-up-to-10-hours
VIDEO
Released: 7-Nov-2017 10:05 PM EST
NUS-Developed Manta Ray Robot Swims Faster and Operates Up to 10 Hours
National University of Singapore

Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have created MantaDroid, an aquatic robot that emulates the swimming locomotion of manta rays. The robotic manta ray, which swims at the speed of twice its body length per second and can operate for up to 10 hours, could potentially be employed for underwater surveillance in future.

Newswise:Video Embedded man-s-earliest-ancestors-discovered-in-southern-england
VIDEO
7-Nov-2017 8:05 PM EST
Man's Earliest Ancestors Discovered In Southern England
University of Portsmouth

The two teeth are from small, rat-like creatures that lived 145 million years ago in the shadow of the dinosaurs. They are the earliest undisputed fossils of mammals belonging to the line that led to human beings.

Released: 7-Nov-2017 6:05 PM EST
Loyola Receives Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for Ninth Year in a Row
Loyola Medicine

For the ninth year in a row, Loyola University Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.

Newswise: Closing the Gap: Argonne, Partners Putting Charge Into EV Battery Technology
Released: 7-Nov-2017 5:05 PM EST
Closing the Gap: Argonne, Partners Putting Charge Into EV Battery Technology
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne researchers are partnering with Idaho National Laboratory and National Renewable Energy Laboratory to identify and fill gaps hindering the commercialization of extreme fast charging — for electric vehicles that can be charged in minutes instead of hours.

Newswise:Video Embedded digital-storytelling-helps-encourage-latinas-to-seek-therapy-for-depression-and-anxiety
VIDEO
Released: 7-Nov-2017 5:05 PM EST
Digital Storytelling Helps Encourage Latinas to Seek Therapy for Depression and Anxiety
UCLA School of Nursing

A UCLA Nursing professor has found that culturally tailored multimedia content holds great promise for encouraging Latina women to seek help for, and address the symptoms of, anxiety and depression.

Released: 7-Nov-2017 5:05 PM EST
After Repeated C. diff Infections, People Change Their Behaviors
Loyola Medicine

After suffering repeated bouts of debilitating Clostridium difficile infections, many patients significantly change their behaviors, but some precautions may do little to prevent future infections, according to a first-of-its-kind study.

Newswise: IUDs May Have a Surprising Benefit: Protection Against Cervical Cancer
Released: 7-Nov-2017 5:00 PM EST
IUDs May Have a Surprising Benefit: Protection Against Cervical Cancer
Keck Medicine of USC

A new study from the Keck School of Medicine of USC has found that IUD use is associated with a dramatic decrease in the incidence of cervical cancer.

1-Nov-2017 2:00 PM EDT
Increasing Rates of Chronic Conditions Putting More Moms, Babies at Risk
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Pregnant women today are more likely to have chronic conditions that could cause life-threatening complications than at any other time in the past decade – particularly poor women and those living in rural communities.

Newswise: Engineers Developing Data-Driven ‘Factboard’ to Improve Factory Operations
Released: 7-Nov-2017 4:55 PM EST
Engineers Developing Data-Driven ‘Factboard’ to Improve Factory Operations
Iowa State University

Iowa State's Guiping Hu is leading a research team developing data-driven, real-time software technology to help improve factory floor operations, including manufacturing processes, logistics, safety and energy management.

Released: 7-Nov-2017 4:30 PM EST
The SAD Season is Upon Us
Loyola Medicine

The SAD season is upon us. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression triggered by shorter days and reduced light. “We are in the midst of the full-blown SAD season,” said said Loyola Medicine psychiatrist Angelos Halaris, MD, PhD.

Newswise: American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA) Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement
Released: 7-Nov-2017 4:30 PM EST
American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA) Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement
American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA)

American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA) has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.

Released: 7-Nov-2017 4:05 PM EST
Neurosurgery Research & Education Foundation Announces New Cerebrovascular Traveling Observerships
American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)

The Joint Cerebrovascular Section Traveling Fellowship will allow a practicing, CAST-certified neurointerventionalist to visit a high-volume cerebrovascular center for a one-week observership.

Newswise: Scientists See Fireworks From Atoms at Ultra-Low Temperatures
Released: 7-Nov-2017 4:05 PM EST
Scientists See Fireworks From Atoms at Ultra-Low Temperatures
University of Chicago

Scientists aren’t normally treated to fireworks when they discover something about the universe. But a team of University of Chicago researchers found a show waiting for them at the atomic level—along with a new form of quantum behavior that may someday be useful in quantum technology applications.

Released: 7-Nov-2017 3:05 PM EST
Lessons from Marine Sponges Could Lead to Novel Glass Technology
American Technion Society

Israeli and German scientists have uncovered some clues about the abilities of some marine creatures to form glass structures in cold water. The findings could lead to nature-inspired recipes for creating novel glass technologies at room temperature.

Newswise: Neutron Spectroscopy Reveals Common ‘Oxygen Sponge’ Catalyst Soaks Up Hydrogen Too
Released: 7-Nov-2017 3:05 PM EST
Neutron Spectroscopy Reveals Common ‘Oxygen Sponge’ Catalyst Soaks Up Hydrogen Too
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and their collaborators discovered that a workhorse catalyst of vehicle exhaust systems—an “oxygen sponge” that can soak up oxygen from air and store it for later use in oxidation reactions—may also be a “hydrogen sponge.”

Newswise: Atlas Wins Ocean-Themed Competition
Released: 7-Nov-2017 3:05 PM EST
Atlas Wins Ocean-Themed Competition
Argonne National Laboratory

Startup in Argonne’s Chain Reaction Innovations wins international pitch competition Ocean Exchange.

Newswise: New Multidisciplinary Liver Tumor Program Targets Liver Cancer
Released: 7-Nov-2017 3:00 PM EST
New Multidisciplinary Liver Tumor Program Targets Liver Cancer
NYU Langone Health

Perlmutter Cancer Center introduces new liver tumor program to tackle liver and biliary cancers and tumors.

Newswise: Targeting a microRNA Shows Potential to Enhance Effectiveness of Diabetes Drugs
Released: 7-Nov-2017 3:00 PM EST
Targeting a microRNA Shows Potential to Enhance Effectiveness of Diabetes Drugs
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Researchers have found a vital role for miR-204 in beta cells — regulating the cell surface receptor that is the target of many of the newer type 2 diabetes drugs, such as Byetta, Victoza, Trulicity, Januvia, Onglyza and Tradjenta. This drug target is the glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor, or GLP1R.

Newswise: Archaeological Researchers Find That Dental X-Rays Can Also Reveal Serious Vitamin D Problems in Living Patients
Released: 7-Nov-2017 2:20 PM EST
Archaeological Researchers Find That Dental X-Rays Can Also Reveal Serious Vitamin D Problems in Living Patients
McMaster University

Human teeth hold vital information about Vitamin D deficiency, a serious but often hidden condition that can now be identified by a simple dental X-ray, McMaster anthropologists Lori D’Ortenzio and Megan Brickley have found.


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