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Newswise: These Tiny Power Converters Run on Vibrational Energy
Released: 20-Feb-2024 5:05 PM EST
These Tiny Power Converters Run on Vibrational Energy
University of California San Diego

Scientists at the University of California San Diego and CEA-Leti have developed a ground-breaking piezoelectric-based DC-DC converter that unifies all power switches onto a single chip to increase power density. This new power topology, which extends beyond existing topologies, blends the advantages of piezoelectric converters with capacitive-based DC-DC converters.

Newswise: Avanço no tratamento do câncer de pâncreas com cirurgia robótica total de Whipple
Released: 20-Feb-2024 5:05 PM EST
Avanço no tratamento do câncer de pâncreas com cirurgia robótica total de Whipple
Mayo Clinic

As novas tecnologias estão melhorando o tratamento do câncer de pâncreas, oferecendo esperança aos pacientes que enfrentam uma das formas de câncer mais letais. O procedimento de Whipple, uma cirurgia complexa para o câncer de pâncreas localizado, agora pode ser feito roboticamente.

Released: 20-Feb-2024 5:05 PM EST
Wake Forest University School of Medicine Launches Translational Eye and Vision Research Center
Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Wake Forest University School of Medicine has launched a new Translational Eye and Vision Research Center, located inside Biotech Place, in Innovation Quarter in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Leaders envision the center serving as a visionary hub that will redefine the landscape of eye and vision research.

Newswise: Surprising Strategies: Scientists Quantify the Activity of Algal-Associated Bacteria at the Microscale
Release date: 20-Feb-2024 4:05 PM EST
Surprising Strategies: Scientists Quantify the Activity of Algal-Associated Bacteria at the Microscale
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Microalgae in water are responsible for roughly 50% of the photosynthesis that converts carbon dioxide from the atmosphere into organic carbon. Researchers have now quantified the activity in the microbiome associated with these microalgae to investigate how the microbiome’s members process and exchange carbon and nitrogen from algal cells. They used isotopes and high-resolution imaging mass spectrometry to quantify these exchanges at the single-cell level.

Release date: 20-Feb-2024 4:05 PM EST
New cell-based immunotherapy offered for melanoma
Washington University in St. Louis

Siteman Cancer Center, based at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, is one of the first centers nationwide to offer a newly approved cell-based immunotherapy that targets melanoma.

Released: 20-Feb-2024 4:05 PM EST
Ochsner Health Hospitals Accredited as Surgical Review Corporation Centers of Excellence
Ochsner Health

Established in 2003, SRC is a nonprofit patient safety organization committed to healthcare excellence. Status as an accredited Center of Excellence means each hospital has met nationally and internationally recognized standards.

Release date: 20-Feb-2024 4:05 PM EST
Ochsner Children’s Hospital advocates to close the gap in pediatric heart care
Ochsner Health

As the only pediatric heart transplant program in Louisiana and the only program in the state to offer advanced mechanical support options for pediatric cardiology patients, Ochsner Children’s Hospital is committed to advocating for additional medical devices to enhance its high-quality care to pediatric patients awaiting transplant.

Newswise: Avance en el tratamiento del cáncer de páncreas con cirugía robótica total de Whipple
Release date: 20-Feb-2024 4:05 PM EST
Avance en el tratamiento del cáncer de páncreas con cirugía robótica total de Whipple
Mayo Clinic

Las nuevas tecnologías están mejorando el tratamiento del cáncer de páncreas, ofreciendo esperanza a los pacientes que enfrentan una de las formas de cáncer más letales. El procedimiento de Whipple, una cirugía compleja para el cáncer de páncreas localizado, ahora se puede hacer robóticamente.

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Newswise: An in-person look at in-flux soybean supply chains
Release date: 20-Feb-2024 4:05 PM EST
An in-person look at in-flux soybean supply chains
Iowa State University

To meet the rising demand for renewable diesel fuel, the U.S. soybean market is rapidly changing. A group of Iowa State University students recently spent a week studying soybean supply chains in person, a trip that stretched from Midwestern processing plants to Pacific Northwest ports.

Newswise: Kia Hollis, MSN, CNM and Mercy patient Jnai Player Featured Guests for February 2024 edition of “Medoscopy”
Release date: 20-Feb-2024 4:05 PM EST
Kia Hollis, MSN, CNM and Mercy patient Jnai Player Featured Guests for February 2024 edition of “Medoscopy”
Mercy Medical Center

The February 2024 edition of Mercy Medical Center's monthly talk show, "Medoscopy," takes a look at The Centering Pregnancy Program with guests Mercy certified nurse midwife Kia Hollis and her patient, Jnai Player.

Newswise: $2 million grant from The Roe Green Foundation catalyzes multidisciplinary research building in Uganda
Release date: 20-Feb-2024 4:05 PM EST
$2 million grant from The Roe Green Foundation catalyzes multidisciplinary research building in Uganda
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

For the past 38 years, Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) and University Hospitals (UH) have worked closely with a variety of institutions in Uganda to advance medical research and education across a range of fields. Their facilities have remained scattered across the campuses of local partners but now, the collaboration will have a permanent home. A $2 million gift from The Roe Green Foundation, jointly awarded to CWRU and UH, will advance global health initiatives from each institution and establish a state-of-the-art research hub and gathering place in Uganda’s capital, Kampala: the Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Roe Green Medical Education and Research Building.

Release date: 20-Feb-2024 3:05 PM EST
Water quality monitor, locust-inspired electronic nose under development
Washington University in St. Louis

Two teams of engineers led by faculty in the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis will work toward developing products to monitor drinking water quality and to detect explosives with an electronic nose with one-year, $650,000 Convergence Accelerator Phase 1 grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Newswise: UWF and DOD SkillBridge program help veteran transition to civilian nursing educator career
Release date: 20-Feb-2024 3:05 PM EST
UWF and DOD SkillBridge program help veteran transition to civilian nursing educator career
University of West Florida

After serving in the U.S. Army for 24 years, Lt. Col. Brandy Clayton seamlessly transitioned from military nurse educator to civilian professor through the DOD SkillBridge program, finding her new home at UWF Usha Kundu, MD College of Health School of Nursing.

Newswise: MTSU Quantum takes new leap with two NSF grants totaling $1M-plus
Released: 20-Feb-2024 3:05 PM EST
MTSU Quantum takes new leap with two NSF grants totaling $1M-plus
Middle Tennessee State University

Middle Tennessee State University’s Quantum Science Initiative is taking more giant leaps with two new grants — totaling more than $1 million — from the National Science Foundation to expand research, education and inclusivity in quantum education.

   
Release date: 20-Feb-2024 2:05 PM EST
U.S. Department of Energy Announces $61 Million for Small Business Research and Development Grants
Department of Energy, Office of Science

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced awards totaling $61 million for small businesses in 17 states. The 50 projects funded by DOE’s Office of Science include the development of advanced scientific instruments, advanced materials, and clean energy conversion and storage technologies that will conduct climate research and advance the Biden-Harris Administration’s goal of a net-zero emissions economy.

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Newswise: Age-Related Changes in Fibroblast Cells Promote Pancreatic Cancer Growth and Spread
Released: 20-Feb-2024 12:05 PM EST
Age-Related Changes in Fibroblast Cells Promote Pancreatic Cancer Growth and Spread
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Older people may be at greater risk of developing pancreatic cancer and have poorer prognoses because of age-related changes in cells in the pancreas called fibroblasts, according to research led by investigators from the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy.

Newswise: Collegiate cyber defenders shine in CyberForce Program’s inaugural Conquer the Hill — Command Edition competition
Release date: 20-Feb-2024 12:05 PM EST
Collegiate cyber defenders shine in CyberForce Program’s inaugural Conquer the Hill — Command Edition competition
Argonne National Laboratory

More than 75 college students competed to test their skills in the fundamentals of IT and cybersecurity infrastructure in the DOE CyberForce Program’s inaugural Conquer the Hill — Command Edition competition.

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Newswise: Common hair loss and prostate drug may also cut heart disease risk in men and mice
Release date: 20-Feb-2024 12:05 PM EST
Common hair loss and prostate drug may also cut heart disease risk in men and mice
College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

The drug finasteride, also known as Propecia or Proscar, treats male pattern baldness and enlarged prostate in millions of men worldwide. But a new University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign study suggests the drug may also provide a surprising and life-saving benefit: lowering cholesterol and cutting the overall risk of cardiovascular disease.

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Release date: 20-Feb-2024 12:05 PM EST
Mujeres Obtienen los Mismos Beneficios del Ejercicio que Hombres, Pero con Menos Esfuerzo
Cedars-Sinai

Un nuevo estudio del Smidt Heart Institute del Cedars-Sinai muestra que existe una brecha de género entre mujeres y hombres a la hora de hacer ejercicio.

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Newswise: Time watching videos may stunt toddler language development, but it depends on why they're watching
Release date: 20-Feb-2024 12:00 PM EST
Time watching videos may stunt toddler language development, but it depends on why they're watching
Southern Methodist University

A new study from SMU psychologist Sarah Kucker and colleagues reveals that passive video use among toddlers can negatively affect language development, but their caregiver’s motivations for exposing them to digital media could also lessen the impact.

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St. Jude taps health care start-up veteran as first Senior Vice President of Tech Commercialization
Release date: 20-Feb-2024 11:45 AM EST
St. Jude taps health care start-up veteran as first Senior Vice President of Tech Commercialization
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Jordan will work with researchers to bring a greater number of new technologies, innovations and scientific breakthroughs to the clinic, enabling breakthroughs from St. Jude laboratories to benefit more patients.

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Leading Technology Investment Executive Troy LeMaile-Stovall Appointed to University of Maryland School of Medicine Board of Visitors
University of Maryland School of Medicine

niversity of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) Dean Mark T. Gladwin, MD, along with UMSOM Board of Visitors Chair Cynthia Egan, announced today that Troy LeMaile-Stovall, MS, MBA, an award-winning technology investment, higher education, and management consulting executive, has been appointed to the School's Board of Visitors.

Newswise: GW Research Explores How People Make a Snap Judgment About Unfamiliar Dogs
Released: 20-Feb-2024 11:05 AM EST
GW Research Explores How People Make a Snap Judgment About Unfamiliar Dogs
George Washington University

A new study by researchers at the George Washington University Primate Genomics Lab finds that even dogs’ faces provoke instant judgement from people who don’t know them.

   
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Improving traffic signal timing with a handful of connected vehicles
University of Michigan

With GPS data from as little as 6% of vehicles on the road, University of Michigan researchers can recalibrate traffic signals to significantly reduce congestion and delays at intersections.

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Newswise: Fresh Meat: New Biosensor Accurately and Efficiently Determines Meat Freshness
15-Feb-2024 9:05 AM EST
Fresh Meat: New Biosensor Accurately and Efficiently Determines Meat Freshness
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Despite the technological advances keeping meat fresh for as long as possible, certain aging processes are unavoidable. Adenosine triphosphate is a molecule produced by breathing and responsible for providing energy to cells. When an animal stops breathing, ATP synthesis also stops, and the existing molecules decompose into acid, diminishing first flavor and then safety. Hypoxanthine and xanthine are intermediate steps in this transition. Assessing their prevalence in meat indicates its freshness. In AIP Advances, researchers developed a biosensor using graphene electrodes modified by zinc oxide nanoparticles to measure HXA. The team demonstrated the sensor’s efficacy on pork meat.

Newswise: Researchers use AI to predict, detect Alzheimer’s disease
Release date: 20-Feb-2024 10:30 AM EST
Researchers use AI to predict, detect Alzheimer’s disease
West Virginia University

Researchers at West Virginia University have identified a set of diagnostic metabolic biomarkers that can help them develop artificial intelligence tools to detect Alzheimer’s disease in its early stages, as well as determine risk factors and treatment interventions.

Newswise: Fixing rogue brain cells may hold key to preventing neurodegeneration
Released: 20-Feb-2024 10:20 AM EST
Fixing rogue brain cells may hold key to preventing neurodegeneration
Case Western Reserve University

A team led by scientists at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has identified a new therapeutic approach for combating neurodegenerative diseases.

Newswise: Healing Diabetes Wounds with a New Superhero: Stem Cell Magic
Released: 20-Feb-2024 10:10 AM EST
Healing Diabetes Wounds with a New Superhero: Stem Cell Magic
Chinese Academy of Sciences

Researchers unveiled a novel therapy for diabetic wound healing. This research highlights the use of exosomal miR-4645-5p from hypoxic bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) to significantly enhance wound healing by promoting keratinocyte autophagy.

   
Newswise: Experimental compound kills cancer, spares immune cells
Release date: 20-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST
Experimental compound kills cancer, spares immune cells
UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have identified a compound that selectively eliminates cancer cells while sparing immune cells in a form of cell death known as ferroptosis. The findings, published in Science Translational Medicine, could lead to new treatments for a wide variety of cancer types, the study authors say.

Released: 20-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST
ENDO 2024 opens media registration
Endocrine Society

Members of the media can now register to cover hormone health and science advances being presented at ENDO 2024, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting. The meeting will take place June 1-4, in Boston, Mass.

Released: 20-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST
Association for Molecular Pathology Releases Survey Findings and Recommendations to Improve Implementation of European Union’s In Vitro Diagnostic Regulation
Association for Molecular Pathology

The Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP), the premier global, molecular diagnostic professional society, today released the results of its Impacts of the European Union (EU) In Vitro Diagnostic Regulation (IVDR) Survey. The anonymous survey was created and administered to molecular diagnostics professionals around the world to determine current levels of understanding, assess broad implications, and identify future trends related to the new regulation.

Newswise: Media Tip: A new blueprint for designing high-performance batteries
Released: 20-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST
Media Tip: A new blueprint for designing high-performance batteries
Argonne National Laboratory

A team of scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have discovered an intriguing ​“cooperative” behavior among components in batteries that points to an exciting new approach to designing next-generation technologies. The team found that combining two different types of anions, negatively charged ions, with cations, positively charged ions, can significantly improve the overall battery’s performance.

Released: 20-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST
Media Tip: An ingredient in toothpaste may make electric cars go farther
Argonne National Laboratory

An ingredient in many toothpastes is sodium fluoride, a compound of fluorine. It is added to protect teeth against decay. But compounds containing fluorine have other practical uses that might surprise you. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory scientists have discovered a fluoride electrolyte that could protect a next generation battery against performance decline.

Newswise: Media Tip: Previously unknown pathway to batteries with high energy, low cost and long life
Released: 20-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST
Media Tip: Previously unknown pathway to batteries with high energy, low cost and long life
Argonne National Laboratory

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory scientists have discovered a new pathway to enhance lithium-sulfur batteries, addressing their major drawback of short lifetimes. The discovery, published in Nature, reveals a previously unknown reaction mechanism that overcomes rapid performance decline in lithium-sulfur batteries.

Newswise: Media Tip: Cathode innovation makes sodium-ion battery an attractive option for electric vehicles
Released: 20-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST
Media Tip: Cathode innovation makes sodium-ion battery an attractive option for electric vehicles
Argonne National Laboratory

The U.S, Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory researchers have invented and patented a new cathode material that could pave the way for eco- and budget-friendly electric vehicles. The material is inspired by earlier work at Argonne that led to the lithium-ion batteries in the Chevy Volt and Bolt. It could help the supply of low-cost and abundant elements for electric vehicle batteries.

Newswise: New study finds anti-piracy messages backfire, especially for men
Released: 20-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST
New study finds anti-piracy messages backfire, especially for men
University of Portsmouth

Threatening messages aimed to prevent digital piracy have the opposite effect if you’re a man, a new study from the University of Portsmouth has found.

Newswise: Rutgers Computer Scientist Named Sloan Fellow
20-Feb-2024 9:00 AM EST
Rutgers Computer Scientist Named Sloan Fellow
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

A Rutgers professor who studies and improves the design of algorithms – human-made instructions computers follow to solve problems and perform computations – has been selected to receive a 2024 Sloan Research Fellowship. Aaron Bernstein, an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science in the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, was named one of 126 researchers drawn from a select group of 53 institutions in the U.S. and Canada.

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Newswise: Large-capacity ultra-low temperature chiller for industrial use opens the era of “zero GWP”
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Large-capacity ultra-low temperature chiller for industrial use opens the era of “zero GWP”
National Research Council of Science and Technology

The KIMM has succeeded in conducting the cooling test of a large-capacity ultra-low temperature (hereinafter referred to as ULT) Turbo-Brayton cooling system using a zero GWP refrigerant.

Newswise: Hackensack University Medical Center Celebrates Heart Month 
with Cardiovascular Successes
Released: 20-Feb-2024 9:00 AM EST
Hackensack University Medical Center Celebrates Heart Month with Cardiovascular Successes
Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack University Medical Center’s heart experts are taking this time to celebrate their leadership in cardiovascular care. The hospital is the only center in New Jersey to use a novel method to assess the health of smaller arteries in the heart and pinpoint microvascular disease, which until now has presented a diagnostic challenge. And they are offering patients promising new therapies by participating in high-profile cardiovascular clinical trials.



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