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Newswise: Psychedelic Experience May Not be Required for Psilocybin’s Antidepressant-like Benefits, UM School of Medicine Study Shows
Released: 12-Apr-2021 5:05 PM EDT
Psychedelic Experience May Not be Required for Psilocybin’s Antidepressant-like Benefits, UM School of Medicine Study Shows
University of Maryland School of Medicine

University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) researchers have shown that psilocybin—the active chemical in “magic mushrooms”— still works its antidepressant-like actions, at least in mice, even when the psychedelic experience is blocked.

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5 ways Argonne scientists are powering ahead on nuclear micro-reactors
Argonne National Laboratory

A cross-divisional effort at Argonne aims to advance portable nuclear reactor designs for places like military bases and remote communities.

Newswise: Cybersecurity in the Blue Economy
Released: 12-Apr-2021 4:55 PM EDT
Cybersecurity in the Blue Economy
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

More than two-thirds of the Earth’s surface is covered by the oceans and seas. Over the next decade, these vast waters are expected to add $3 trillion to the global economy by generating electricity using marine renewable energy (MRE) devices. These “blue economy” technologies harness power across waves, tides, and currents that could reduce the carbon footprint from energy production and provide grid stability to remote coastal communities.

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Newswise: Overuse is Contributing to High Rate of Arm Injuries in Youth Baseball Pitchers
Released: 12-Apr-2021 4:05 PM EDT
Overuse is Contributing to High Rate of Arm Injuries in Youth Baseball Pitchers
Henry Ford Health System

Dr. Eric Makhni advocates for avoiding overlapping seasons, controlling pitch counts to reduce the risk for injury.

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Newswise: Texas A&M researchers leaders in study of COVID-19 blocking enzyme
Released: 12-Apr-2021 4:05 PM EDT
Texas A&M researchers leaders in study of COVID-19 blocking enzyme
Texas A&M AgriLife

Collaborative study shows K777 effective in combatting SARS-CoV-2 virus

Released: 12-Apr-2021 3:55 PM EDT
Microplastics in Land, Sea, Air a Sign of ‘Legacy Pollution’
Cornell University

Plastics cycle through the oceans and roadways and become plastic dust, which rides the jet stream across continents.

Released: 12-Apr-2021 3:55 PM EDT
Surgery for Stress Urinary Incontinence Doesn't Cause Pelvic Cancer
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

Women undergoing surgery to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) are not at increased risk of developing pelvic cancers, according to a large-scale, population-based 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: 12-Apr-2021 3:55 PM EDT
In Global Head-to-Head TAVR Study, Penn Medicine Completes First Procedure
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Study to compare two Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Systems, the Medtronic Evolut™ TAVR platform with the Edwards Sapien Valve

Released: 12-Apr-2021 3:50 PM EDT
Study Shows That While There Is a Link Between Maternal Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy and Affective Disorders in the Child Later in Life, the Link Also Exists Between Paternal Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy and Child Mental Health
Mount Sinai Health System

Major depressive disorder is highly prevalent, with one in five people experiencing an episode at some point in their life, and is almost twice as common in women than in men.

Released: 12-Apr-2021 3:50 PM EDT
Using Emotion and Humor to Combat Science Misinformation
University of Utah

University of Utah professor publishes article in Proceedings of National Academics of Sciences examining the use of humor in science information.

Newswise: Penn State Mourns the Loss of Della Roy
Released: 12-Apr-2021 3:45 PM EDT
Penn State Mourns the Loss of Della Roy
Penn State Materials Research Institute

The Penn State and materials research communities are mourning the loss of Della M. Roy, emeritus professor of materials science and a founding member of the Penn State Materials Research Laboratory (MRL), now the Materials Research Institute (MRI). Della died on March 27 at age 94. Della was known as an international leader in the field of cement and concrete research and for being a groundbreaker for women in science.

Newswise: The Scoop on Hyperloop
Released: 12-Apr-2021 3:05 PM EDT
The Scoop on Hyperloop
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

PNNL researchers investigate innovative transportation system’s impact on the electric grid

Released: 12-Apr-2021 3:05 PM EDT
Scientists Reveal COVID-19 News, Next Frontier in Fighting Substance Abuse, More
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Register for online access to cutting-edge science at Experimental Biology 2021, April 27–30

Released: 12-Apr-2021 3:05 PM EDT
Double-Lung Transplant After COVID-19 Performed in Canada
University Health Network (UHN)

Case done at University Health Network is believed to be a first in Canada on a patient whose lungs were irreparably damaged by COVID-19

Newswise: Inaugural Women Inspired to Serve event empowers female students, young professionals seeking defense and security careers
Released: 12-Apr-2021 3:05 PM EDT
Inaugural Women Inspired to Serve event empowers female students, young professionals seeking defense and security careers
University of Notre Dame

In the upper echelons of U.S. government security and defense, women still struggle to find seats at the table. Researchers have noted that in the State Department women have never exceeded 40 percent of senior positions, and in the Department of Defense only 20 percent.

Newswise: Married same-sex couples more likely to raise kids over cohabiting ones, according to new BGSU research
Released: 12-Apr-2021 2:05 PM EDT
Married same-sex couples more likely to raise kids over cohabiting ones, according to new BGSU research
Bowling Green State University

When it comes to same-sex couples raising children, married couples are more likely to be raising children than cohabiting ones, according to new research by Bowling Green State University.

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Released: 12-Apr-2021 2:05 PM EDT
Having Employees Overseas Helps Companies Reap U.S. Tax Benefits
North Carolina State University

A recent study finds U.S. companies that have a substantial number of employees in foreign jurisdictions with lower tax rates are more likely than their peers to “artificially” locate earnings in those jurisdictions – and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is less likely to challenge these complex tax-planning activities.

Newswise: Award-Winning Microbiome, Immunity Expert to Join Rutgers Faculty
Released: 12-Apr-2021 2:05 PM EDT
Award-Winning Microbiome, Immunity Expert to Join Rutgers Faculty
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Nicholas J. Bessman, a well-known researcher in immunity and inflammation, is joining the inter-departmental Center for Immunity and inflammation and the Department of Medicine at the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School as a tenured assistant professor and chancellor scholar.

Released: 12-Apr-2021 1:05 PM EDT
Pain Receptors Linked to the Generation of Energy-Burning Fat Cells: Implications for Obesity Therapy
Joslin Diabetes Center

A new source of energy expending brown fat cells has been uncovered by researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center, which they say points towards potential new therapeutic options for obesity. According to the new report, published in Nature Metabolism >on 12 March 2021, the key lies in the expression of a receptor called Trpv1 (temperature-sensitive ion channel transient receptor potential cation subfamily V member 1) -- a protein known to sense noxious stimuli, including pain and temperature.

Newswise: Los Alamos National Laboratory and NVIDIA announce next step in future-looking partnership
Released: 12-Apr-2021 1:05 PM EDT
Los Alamos National Laboratory and NVIDIA announce next step in future-looking partnership
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Next-generation system powered by the Grace CPU will shape the future of the Laboratory’s computing strategy

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Collaborative Justice-Centered Think Tank Launches at UIC: The Social Justice Portal Project
University of Illinois at Chicago

A formidable roster of social justice scholars and writers as the inaugural cohort of Marielle Franco fellows, named after the assassinated Brazilian human rights leader.

Newswise: How Cedars-Sinai Prepared for Pandemic Patients
Released: 12-Apr-2021 1:05 PM EDT
How Cedars-Sinai Prepared for Pandemic Patients
Cedars-Sinai

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, healthcare professionals around the globe had to quickly learn to stay safe

Released: 12-Apr-2021 1:05 PM EDT
Husbands Still Seen as the Experts on Their Household’s Finances
Ohio State University

Men were more likely to be the spouse with the most knowledge of a couple’s finances in 2016 than they were in 1992 – especially in wealthy couples, a new study suggests.

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Newswise: Workplace Communication Study During Pandemic Finds Managers Should Talk Less, Listen More
Released: 12-Apr-2021 11:05 AM EDT
Workplace Communication Study During Pandemic Finds Managers Should Talk Less, Listen More
Baylor University

Managers should listen more, be empathetic and be sure they give feedback — even if they cannot solve a problem immediately, according to a Baylor University study that focused on workplace communication during the pandemic. The crisis highlighted the need for better on-the-job communication with employees now and in the future, when the pandemic recedes, researchers said.

Newswise: IU study finds efforts to increase nurse practitioners prescribing buprenorphine falls short
Released: 12-Apr-2021 11:05 AM EDT
IU study finds efforts to increase nurse practitioners prescribing buprenorphine falls short
Indiana University

Since 2016, a federal regulation has allowed nurse practitioners and physician assistants to obtain a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine, a medication used to treat opioid use disorder as a medication assisted treatment.

Released: 12-Apr-2021 11:05 AM EDT
Unusual fossil reveals last meal of prehistoric pollinator
University of Bristol

An amber fossil of a Cretaceous beetle has shed some light on the diet of one of the earliest pollinators of flowering plants.

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Convenience over reputation: Study looks at how older adults pick a doctor
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Online ratings and reviews abound, and many have checked them, so providers and policymakers should pay attention.

Newswise: Increase your Awareness of Head and Neck Cancers
Released: 12-Apr-2021 10:05 AM EDT
Increase your Awareness of Head and Neck Cancers
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Accounting for approximately four percent of all cancers nationwide according to the National Cancer Institute, head and neck cancer is the term used to describe a number of different malignant tumors that develop in or around the throat, larynx, nose, sinuses and mouth. Even though these cancers are not as prevalent as others, everyone should be aware of risk factors and symptoms.

Newswise: What You Need to Know About Revision Spine Surgery
Released: 12-Apr-2021 10:05 AM EDT
What You Need to Know About Revision Spine Surgery
Hackensack Meridian Health (Mountainside Medical Center)

Spine surgery may sound scary, but for many people living with failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS), revision spine surgery is a welcomed procedure that may improve their quality of life in ways they have not experienced in years.

Newswise: New research shows that Mars did not dry up all at once
Released: 12-Apr-2021 10:05 AM EDT
New research shows that Mars did not dry up all at once
Los Alamos National Laboratory

While attention has been focused on the Perseverance rover that landed on Mars last month, its predecessor Curiosity continues to explore the base of Mount Sharp on the red planet and is still making discoveries.

Newswise: E-cigarettes with cigarette-like nicotine delivery reduce exposure to lung carcinogen
12-Apr-2021 9:05 AM EDT
E-cigarettes with cigarette-like nicotine delivery reduce exposure to lung carcinogen
Penn State Health

E-cigarettes that deliver a cigarette-like amount of nicotine are associated with reduced smoking and reduced exposure to a major cancer-causing chemical, or carcinogen, in tobacco even with concurrent smoking, according to a new study led by researchers at Penn State College of Medicine and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). The study provides new and important information for smokers who may be trying to use e-cigarettes as a means to cut down on their smoking habit and lower their exposure to harmful toxicants.

Newswise: FSU engineering researchers visualize the motion of vortices in superfluid turbulence
Released: 12-Apr-2021 9:05 AM EDT
FSU engineering researchers visualize the motion of vortices in superfluid turbulence
Florida State University

In a new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Florida State University researchers managed to visualize the vortex tubes in a quantum fluid, findings that could help researchers better understand turbulence in quantum fluids and beyond.

Newswise: MD Anderson researchers highlight advances in clinical studies at the AACR Annual Meeting 2021
Released: 12-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
MD Anderson researchers highlight advances in clinical studies at the AACR Annual Meeting 2021
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

FDA-approved selpercatinib shows clinical benefits for RET fusion-positive cancers beyond lung and thyroid cancers (Abstract CT011); Combining dabrafenib and trametinib to treat BRAF V600E-mutant high-grade (HGG) and low-grade glioma (LGG) shows significant antitumor activity; Therapeutics Discovery researchers identify key biomarker for metabolic inhibitor

Released: 12-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Pandemic Paradox: People Want to Improve Mental Health by Exercising, but Stress and Anxiety Get in the Way, Research Shows
McMaster University

The pandemic has created a paradox where mental health has become both a motivator for and a barrier to physical activity.

Newswise: NSF Donates 21 Housing Units to White Sands Habitat for Humanity
Released: 12-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
NSF Donates 21 Housing Units to White Sands Habitat for Humanity
Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA)

The prefabricated units are designed to be taken completely apart. The walls and roof fold down into two sections. Once disassembled, the houses can be shipped flat with each house fitting on two trailers.

Released: 12-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Immune-stimulating Drug Before Surgery Shows Promise in Early-stage Pancreatic Cancer
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

For the first time, researchers led by SU2C “Dream Team” show how CD40 agonist drives an immune response to hard-to-penetrate tumors

Newswise: NIEHS earns WELL building rating amid pandemic
Released: 12-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
NIEHS earns WELL building rating amid pandemic
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

On March 30, 2021, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) became the first federal agency to achieve the International WELL Building Institute’s Health-Safety Rating.

Released: 12-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Global Business Forum: The Economy in 2030
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Mauro Guillen discusses his book "2030: How Today's Biggest Trends Will Collide and Reshape the Future of Everything” with Maryland Smith Research Professor Kislaya Prasad in an April 13 virtual event.

Released: 12-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Treating Sleep Apnea May Reduce Dementia Risk
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

People with obstructive sleep apnea who treat their apnea with the commonly-prescribed positive airway pressure therapy were less likely to be diagnosed with dementia.


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