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15-Jun-2021 12:30 PM EDT
Barriers to Swim Lessons Contribute to Tragedies
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Summer 2021 will be the first time many people venture back in the water following the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. A recent study by Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago underscored the need for families to practice water safety and teach children about safety around pools and at the beach.

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Released: 15-Jun-2021 5:50 PM EDT
Unlabeled PFAS chemicals detected in makeup
Green Science Policy Institute

Makeup wearers may be absorbing and ingesting potentially toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), according to a new study published today in Environmental Science & Technology Letters.

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Released: 15-Jun-2021 5:40 PM EDT
Novel calibration procedure for super-resolution brain imaging
SPIE

Light--and all waves--can bend around the corners of obstacles found along its path. Because of this phenomenon, called diffraction, it is impossible to focus light onto a spot that is smaller than half its wavelength.

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Researchers Reveal Complex Ecosystem Changes Cause More Greenhouse Gases To Be Emitted From Peatlands
Florida State University

Peatlands, which make up 3 percent of Earth’s total land area, are known by a number of names — moors, mires, bogs, swamps and portions of permafrost tundra. They also store a significant amount of the Earth’s carbon. A research team from Florida State University and Georgia Institute of Technology are paying close attention to these complicated systems because they’ve found that the warming Earth is stimulating complex ecosystem changes with the end result of even more greenhouse gases being released into the air.

Released: 15-Jun-2021 4:35 PM EDT
First In-person Eyecelerator Meeting to Focus on Where We Are, Where We’re Headed
Eyecelerator

Register today for the first in-person Eyecelerator™ conference, set for Thursday, July 22, at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas.

Newswise: Researchers Poised To Deliver Key Scientific Findings In The Fast Lane
Released: 15-Jun-2021 4:25 PM EDT
Researchers Poised To Deliver Key Scientific Findings In The Fast Lane
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

PPPL forges ahead with development of streaming media to provide rapid analysis of key findings of remote fusion experiments.

Released: 15-Jun-2021 4:05 PM EDT
UIC Receives $40M Donation, The Largest Single Gift in School History, From Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott
University of Illinois at Chicago

The University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago’s only public research university, is the recipient of a $40 million donation from philanthropist and novelist MacKenzie Scott. It is the largest gift from an individual in school history.

Newswise: Tackle Kids Cancer Raises $80,000 in Inaugural Virtual 5K to Support Pediatric Cancer Research and Patient Care Programs
Released: 15-Jun-2021 3:55 PM EDT
Tackle Kids Cancer Raises $80,000 in Inaugural Virtual 5K to Support Pediatric Cancer Research and Patient Care Programs
Hackensack Meridian Health

Tackle Kids Cancer Raises $80,000 in Inaugural Virtual 5K to Support Pediatric Cancer Research and Patient Care Programs

Newswise: ‘An Unexplored World Right Beneath Our Feet:’ Cave Ecologist on the Importance of Caves in Discussions on Conservation, Caves on Other Planets
Released: 15-Jun-2021 3:20 PM EDT
‘An Unexplored World Right Beneath Our Feet:’ Cave Ecologist on the Importance of Caves in Discussions on Conservation, Caves on Other Planets
Northern Arizona University

Jut Wynne, director of NAU's Cave Ecology Lab, talks about cave health all the time. But during 2021, the International Year of Caves and Karst, he and other researchers are inviting the rest of us to consider all the ways these ecosystems contribute to society without us even knowing it.

Newswise: Data and Safety Review Board Reports How it Monitored the COVID-19 Vaccine Trials
Released: 15-Jun-2021 2:55 PM EDT
Data and Safety Review Board Reports How it Monitored the COVID-19 Vaccine Trials
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Evaluation of three vaccine candidates during the COVID-19 pandemic fell to 12 experts of the federally appointed COVID-19 Vaccine Data and Safety Monitoring Board. This team has now taken the unusual step of publishing details of their review process in The Journal of Infectious Diseases.

Released: 15-Jun-2021 2:50 PM EDT
Mayo Clinic patients with a Patient Online Services Account Can Now Access Health Records on iPhone
Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic patients who have a Patient Online Services account now can use Health Records on iPhone, which allows users to easily view their health data from multiple health care providers in one place. Patient Online Services is Mayo Clinic's patient portal.

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Released: 15-Jun-2021 2:45 PM EDT
Can Artificial Intelligence Open New Doors for Materials Discovery?
Argonne National Laboratory

An Argonne engineer applied a specific type of artificial intelligence to the problem of how to predict material structures by only knowing some of their properties. This first-of-its-kind discovery led to further insights into the long-term durability of nuclear materials.

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Released: 15-Jun-2021 2:40 PM EDT
Obesity and hypertension: Researchers discover novel mechanisms
Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen - German Research Center for Environmental Health

Hypertension is a widespread comorbidity of patients with obesity that greatly increases the risk of mortality and disability.

Newswise: Renowned Physicist Steps Down from Theory Department Leadership at PPPL to Devote Full Time to Teaching and Research
Released: 15-Jun-2021 2:35 PM EDT
Renowned Physicist Steps Down from Theory Department Leadership at PPPL to Devote Full Time to Teaching and Research
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Physicist Amitava Bhattacharjee steps down as head of the PPPL Theory Department that he has transformed during nine years of leadership.

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Newswise: Neuroscience Scholarship Dedicated to Golf Journalist Tim Rosaforte ’77
Released: 15-Jun-2021 2:20 PM EDT
Neuroscience Scholarship Dedicated to Golf Journalist Tim Rosaforte ’77
University of Rhode Island

The University of Rhode Island has established an endowed scholarship for undergraduates in the field of neuroscience. The scholarship is named in honor of James Tim Rosaforte III ’77, an accomplished sports journalist and author well known in the world of professional golf. Rosaforte retired last year after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, following a distinguished 40-year career in newspapers and television.

Released: 15-Jun-2021 2:10 PM EDT
Drug Rebates for Insurers Tied to Higher Costs for Patients, Especially the Uninsured
University of Washington

The study found that rebates were associated with increases in out-of-pocket costs for patients by an average of $6 for those with commercial insurance, $13 for Medicare patients and $39 for the uninsured.

Released: 15-Jun-2021 2:05 PM EDT
Endocrine Society Applauds AMA Resolution Supporting Access to Gender-Affirming Care
Endocrine Society

The Endocrine Society—a professional organization of more than 18,000 health care providers and scientists worldwide—praised the American Medical Association’s House of Delegates for passing a resolution opposing efforts to criminalize medical care for transgender youth.

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Released: 15-Jun-2021 2:00 PM EDT
University Hospitals Ventures Receives Plug and Play Health’s Corporate Innovation Award
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

At its Summer Summit 2021 on June 15, Plug and Play gave University Hospitals Ventures – the innovation and commercialization arm of University Hospitals Health System -- the Health Corporate Innovation Award for its demonstrated commitment to expanding its innovation culture.

Released: 15-Jun-2021 1:55 PM EDT
NCCN Policy Summit Explores How COVID-19 Pandemic Can Lead to Improvements in Cancer Care
National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

NCCN Policy Summit examines the impact of the past year on oncology policy in the U.S., such as resuming recommended screening and clinical trials, applying health innovations from the COVID-19 pandemic to cancer treatment, and addressing systemic inequalities that lead to disparities in outcomes.

Released: 15-Jun-2021 1:55 PM EDT
Young adults' alcohol use increases when casually dating
Washington State University

When young adults are more interested in socializing and casually dating, they tend to drink more alcohol, according to a new paper led by a Washington State University professor.

Newswise: Three Penn Scientists Chosen as 2021 Pew Scholars
Released: 15-Jun-2021 1:30 PM EDT
Three Penn Scientists Chosen as 2021 Pew Scholars
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Kellie A. Jurado, PhD, Presidential Assistant Professor of Microbiology, and Colin Conine, PhD, an assistant professor of Pediatrics and Genetics have been named 2021 Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences. Liling Wan, PhD, an assistant professor of Cancer Biology joins the 2021 class of Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research.

Released: 15-Jun-2021 1:25 PM EDT
Job-related stress threatens the teacher supply - RAND survey
RAND Corporation

Nearly one in four teachers may leave their job by the end of the current (2020-'21) school year, compared with one in six who were likely to leave prior to the pandemic, according to a new RAND Corporation survey. Teachers who identified as Black or African American were particularly likely to consider leaving.

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Newswise: Hackensack Meridian Health Trio of Experts Honored as ‘Champions of Humanistic Care’
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Hackensack Meridian Health Trio of Experts Honored as ‘Champions of Humanistic Care’
Hackensack Meridian Health

The woman leading the network’s COVID-19 vaccination effort, and two professionals from the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine, honored by The Arnold P. Gold Foundation

Released: 15-Jun-2021 1:05 PM EDT
Common cold combats COVID-19
Yale University

Exposure to the rhinovirus, the most frequent cause of the common cold, can protect against infection by the virus which causes COVID-19, Yale researchers have found.

Newswise: Shelter from the storm
Released: 15-Jun-2021 12:55 PM EDT
Shelter from the storm
University of Delaware

The new book "All Creatures Safe and Sound" examines how pets are managed during disasters and provides tips for keeping them safe. Sarah DeYoung, core faculty in the University of Delaware's Disaster Research Center, talks about previous studies and the work that still needs to be addressed.

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Newswise: HSU Continues Polytech Push with Plans for Several New Programs
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HSU Continues Polytech Push with Plans for Several New Programs
Humboldt State University

Humboldt State University makes plans to launch several new and innovative undergraduate and graduate degree programs as soon as Fall 2022 and Fall 2023.

Released: 15-Jun-2021 12:45 PM EDT
Beth Israel Lahey Health and Joslin Diabetes Center Sign Definitive Agreement
Beth Israel Lahey Health

Beth Israel Lahey Health (BILH) and Joslin Diabetes Center (Joslin) have signed a definitive agreement under which Joslin will join BILH and bring to the system its expertise as a world-renowned center of excellence in diabetes research, education and clinical care.

Released: 15-Jun-2021 12:40 PM EDT
Air pollution exposure during pregnancy may boost babies' obesity risk
University of Colorado Boulder

Women exposed to higher levels of air pollution during pregnancy have babies who grow unusually fast in the first months after birth, putting on excess fat that puts them at risk of obesity and related diseases later in life, new CU Boulder research shows.

Released: 15-Jun-2021 12:30 PM EDT
Mayo Clinic again ranked among 'Best Children's Hospitals' by U.S. News & World Report
Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic Children's Center again ranked as a top-performing children's hospital on U.S. News & World Report's 2021–2022 "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings. Mayo Clinic Children's Center in Rochester is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Minnesota and the five state region of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

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From symmetry to asymmetry: The two sides of life
Osaka University

On the outside, animals often appear bilaterally symmetrical with mirror-image left and right features.

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Teens Experienced Helplessness When Exposed to Secondhand Racism, Activism Might Help
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

According to a qualitative study published in JAMA Network Open adolescents expressed feelings of helplessness when exposed to secondhand racism online. Specifically, adolescents described helplessness stemming from the pervasiveness of racism in our society.

Released: 15-Jun-2021 12:10 PM EDT
Cancer cells fight for their footing by using an ageing gene
University of Helsinki

Researchers at the University of Helsinki and the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research in Glasgow have discovered how mutated cells promote their chances to form cancer.

Released: 15-Jun-2021 12:10 PM EDT
Teenagers at greatest risk of self-harming could be identified almost a decade earlier
University of Cambridge

Researchers have identified two subgroups of adolescents who self-harm and have shown that it is possible to predict those individuals at greatest risk almost a decade before they begin self-harming.

Newswise: Low-fiber, High-fat Diets Adversely Impact the Gut
Released: 15-Jun-2021 12:10 PM EDT
Low-fiber, High-fat Diets Adversely Impact the Gut
American Physiological Society (APS)

Physiologists at Laval University in Canada have discovered that diets containing low fiber and high fat cause significant shifts in the gut microbiome.

Newswise: Yale Cancer Center Study Reveals New Pathway for Brain Tumor Therapy
Released: 15-Jun-2021 12:05 PM EDT
Yale Cancer Center Study Reveals New Pathway for Brain Tumor Therapy
Yale Cancer Center

In a new study led by Yale Cancer Center, researchers show the nucleoside transporter ENT2 may offer an unexpected path to circumventing the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and enabling targeted treatment of brain tumors with a cell-penetrating anti-DNA autoantibody.

Released: 15-Jun-2021 11:55 AM EDT
Researchers Develop More Reliable Rapid Tests for COVID-19
University of Maryland Medical Center

Researchers Develop More Reliable Rapid Tests for COVID-19 Public Release Date: 15-Jun-2021 00:00:00 US Eastern Time (24hr) Research News Release Contact Person: Deborah Kotz Contact Phone: 410-706-4255 Contact E-mail: D Journal: Nature Protocols DOI: 10.1038/s41596-021-00546-w Funder: Grant Number(s): Meeting: Primary Keyword: Medicine/Health Keywords: Medicine/Health -> Diagnostics Medicine/Health -> Infectious/Emerging Diseases Subtitle: Tests Use Innovative Techniques That Improve Accuracy Rivaling Gold Standard PCR Test Summary: Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) have developed two rapid diagnostic tests for COVID-19 that are nearly as accurate as the gold-standard test currently used in laboratories. Unlike the gold standard test, which extracts RNA and uses it to amplify the DNA of the virus, these new tests can detect the presence of the virus in as little as five minutes using different methods.

Released: 15-Jun-2021 11:45 AM EDT
Comer Children's listed among top hospitals in U.S. News & World Report 2021-2022 rankings
University of Chicago Medical Center

UChicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital continues to climb in U.S. News & World Report rankings.


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