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23-Nov-2020 5:45 PM EST
People who Use Alcohol and Cannabis Together May Reduce Risks by Choosing Certain Products and Combinations
Research Society on Alcoholism

Young adults who combine alcohol and cannabis use experience fewer negative consequences when they stick with a single type of drink versus consuming multiple types of alcohol, according to a new study. In addition, by avoiding cannabis concentrate they may steady or lower their overall consumption. The findings suggest that for those who choose to sustain their levels of alcohol and cannabis use, judicious choice of products may reduce the risks.

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Released: 26-Nov-2020 9:35 AM EST
Early construction of prototype innovative light rail vehicle for the City of Coventry
University of Warwick

The Coventry Very Light Rail (VLR) is an innovative light rail system which will be battery powered, lightweight and rail-based.

19-Nov-2020 1:15 PM EST
Heart Structure May Play Role in Stroke Risk Disparities Between Black and White People
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Researchers have found that differences in the left atrium in the hearts of Black people and white people may play a role in risk of stroke, according to a new study published in the November 25, 2020, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

19-Nov-2020 1:00 PM EST
Multiple Sclerosis May Not Put You at Risk for Breast, Colorectal Cancers
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

People with multiple sclerosis (MS) may not be at higher risk of developing two of the three cancers that occur most commonly in people with MS, breast and colorectal cancer, than people who don’t have the disease, according to a new study published in the November 25, 2020, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. However, the study did find that people with MS had a higher incidence of bladder cancer.

Released: 25-Nov-2020 3:45 PM EST
Mitochondria Defects May Explain Health Problems Observed in Space Travel
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Using data collected from many different resources, a multidisciplinary team led by NASA scientists reports the discovery of a common but surprising thread that drives cell and tissue damage during space travel: mitochondrial dysfunction.

Released: 25-Nov-2020 2:45 PM EST
Mount Sinai Health System Receives Waiver From Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to Scale Up Hospitalization at Home
Mount Sinai Health System

The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today that the agency had approved a waiver allowing Mount Sinai Health System to enroll a broader group of Medicare patients into its Hospitalization at Home (HaH) program. The move is a game changer as hospitals in New York City brace for a continued increase in COVID-19 cases.

Newswise: Long-Term Impacts of COVID-19: Your Mental Health
Released: 25-Nov-2020 2:15 PM EST
Long-Term Impacts of COVID-19: Your Mental Health
Cedars-Sinai

The COVID-19 pandemic has shaped more than half a year of our lives, canceling plans, upending livelihoods and causing feelings of grief, stress and anxiety. And Cedars-Sinai mental health experts say the pandemic could be shaping our mental health well into the future.

Newswise: Extraction of Largely Unexplored Bodily Fluid Could Be New Source of Biomarkers
24-Nov-2020 11:05 AM EST
Extraction of Largely Unexplored Bodily Fluid Could Be New Source of Biomarkers
Georgia Institute of Technology

Using an array of tiny needles that are almost too small to see, researchers have developed a minimally invasive technique for sampling a largely unexplored human bodily fluid that could potentially provide a new source of information for routine clinical monitoring and diagnostic testing.

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Released: 25-Nov-2020 1:40 PM EST
Pesticide deadly to bees now easily detected in honey
University of Waterloo

A common insecticide that is a major hazard for honeybees is now effectively detected in honey thanks to a simple new method.

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Released: 25-Nov-2020 1:15 PM EST
JSA Announces 10 New Graduate Fellows
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

Jefferson Science Associates has announced the award of ten graduate fellowships to doctoral students for the 2020-2021 academic year. The fellowships will support students’ advanced studies at their universities and research at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, a U.S. Department of Energy nuclear physics research laboratory managed and operated by JSA.

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Released: 25-Nov-2020 1:15 PM EST
Waste fishing gear threatens Ganges wildlife
University of Exeter

Waste fishing gear in the River Ganges poses a threat to wildlife including otters, turtles and dolphins, new research shows.

Released: 25-Nov-2020 12:55 PM EST
When consumers trust AI recommendations--or resist them
American Marketing Association (AMA)

Researchers from Boston University and University of Virginia published a new paper in the Journal of Marketing that examines how consumers respond to AI recommenders when focused on the functional and practical aspects of a product (its utilitarian value) versus the experiential and sensory aspects of a product (its hedonic value).

Released: 25-Nov-2020 12:45 PM EST
SARS-CoV-2 mutations do not appear to increase transmissibility
University College London

None of the mutations currently documented in the SARS-CoV-2 virus appear to increase its transmissibility in humans, according to a study led by UCL researchers.

Released: 25-Nov-2020 12:15 PM EST
Community conservation reserves protect fish diversity in tropical rivers
Cornell University

A collaboration between researchers from Cornell University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison has found that small, community-based reserves in Thailand’s Salween River Basin are serving as critical refuges for fish diversity in a region whose subsistence fisheries have suffered from decades of overharvesting.

Newswise: Memorial Sloan Kettering Department of Nursing Achieves Magnet® Recognition
Released: 25-Nov-2020 12:10 PM EST
Memorial Sloan Kettering Department of Nursing Achieves Magnet® Recognition
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Memorial Sloan Kettering attained Magnet recognition for the second time, a testament to our continued dedication to high-quality nursing practice.

Released: 25-Nov-2020 12:05 PM EST
Psychological factors contributing to language learning
Kazan Federal University

The problem of language acquisition is one of the complicated psychological topics. Teacher education experts are always seeking new ways of improving the efficiency of language learning.

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Released: 25-Nov-2020 11:50 AM EST
Inside the black box of iron oxide formation
Washington University in St. Louis

Young-Shin Jun, an engineer at Washington University in St. Louis, has developed a new use for a high-energy X-ray technique that has allowed her the first glimpse at the formation of iron hydroxides on a quartz surface. The implications are sweeping.

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Newswise: COVID-19 vaccine candidate tested preclinically at UAB nears first clinical test in people
Released: 25-Nov-2020 11:05 AM EST
COVID-19 vaccine candidate tested preclinically at UAB nears first clinical test in people
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Maryland-based Altimmune Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, has submitted an Investigational New Drug, or IND, application to the United States Food and Drug Administration to commence a Phase 1 clinical study of its single-dose intranasal COVID-19 vaccine candidate, AdCOVID.

Released: 25-Nov-2020 11:05 AM EST
BIDMC researchers reveal how genetic variations are linked to COVID-19 disease severity
Beth Israel Lahey Health

New research BIDMC-led sheds light on the genetic risk factors that make individuals more or less susceptible to severe COVID-19.

Newswise: The healing power of rituals: The psychological benefit of putting up holiday décor early
Released: 25-Nov-2020 11:05 AM EST
The healing power of rituals: The psychological benefit of putting up holiday décor early
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

“Rituals such as decorating for the holidays are indeed healing and in some ways can give you back the sense of personal identity that’s been forced out during the pandemic,” said John, a geriatric psychiatrist with UTHealth.

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Released: 25-Nov-2020 11:05 AM EST
Pandemic Ups Game on Scenario Planning in The Arts
Wallace Foundation

Researcher/Author of new toolkit and report seeks to help arts and culture organizations add scenario planning to their strategic toolbox

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Released: 25-Nov-2020 11:00 AM EST
New mechanism of pain control revealed
Kyushu University

Researchers in Japan have revealed a previously unknown mechanism for pain control involving a newly identified group of cells in the spinal cord, offering a potential target for enhancing the therapeutic effect of drugs for chronic pain.

25-Nov-2020 7:25 AM EST
Research finds new link between cell damage in astronauts and geriatric-type health problems observed during space missions
Queen's University Belfast

Damage caused to human cells during spaceflight appears to be the underlying cause of many health issues observed in astronauts, it has been discovered by researchers from the Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) and School of Biological Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast. Working in partnership with an international team, their findings have been published today (25 November) in Cell.

Newswise: Mapping out the mystery of blood stem cells
25-Nov-2020 10:30 AM EST
Mapping out the mystery of blood stem cells
University Health Network (UHN)

Princess Margaret scientists have revealed how stem cells are able to generate new blood cells throughout our life by looking at vast, uncharted regions of our genetic material that hold important clues to subtle biological changes in these cells.

Newswise: New wheat and barley genomes will help feed the world
24-Nov-2020 7:50 AM EST
New wheat and barley genomes will help feed the world
University of Adelaide

An international research collaboration, including scientists from the University of Adelaide’s Waite Research Institute, has unlocked new genetic variation in wheat and barley – a major boost for the global effort in breeding higher-yielding wheat and barley varieties.

18-Nov-2020 7:05 PM EST
First large-scale, multicenter proteogenomic analysis offers new insights into pediatric brain tumor biology
Mount Sinai Health System

A comprehensive “proteogenomic” analysis of the proteins, genes, and RNA transcription involved in pediatric brain tumors has yielded a more complete understanding of these tumors, which are the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in children. The results could help physicians more accurately identify different types of tumors and methods for treating them.

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Released: 25-Nov-2020 10:45 AM EST
Grabbing viruses out of thin air
Tohoku University

The future could hold portable and wearable sensors for detecting viruses and bacteria in the surrounding environment. But we're not there yet.

Newswise: Stressed supply chains will mean delays for holiday shopping
Released: 25-Nov-2020 10:45 AM EST
Stressed supply chains will mean delays for holiday shopping
Iowa State University

As people begin their holiday shopping, the concerns about timely delivery dates are real.  The combination of holiday shopping and a global pandemic has some e-commerce experts are predicting a ‘shipageddon’ of delays and chaos this holiday season.

Released: 25-Nov-2020 10:30 AM EST
Young people's anxiety levels doubled during first COVID-19 lockdown, says study
University of Bristol

The number of young people with anxiety doubled from 13 per cent to 24 per cent, during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown 1, according to new research from the University of Bristol.

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Released: 25-Nov-2020 10:20 AM EST
Tracking COVID-19 trends in hard-hit states
Louisiana State University

Currently, there are over 10 million confirmed cases and more than 240,000 casualties attributed to COVID-19 in the U.S.

Released: 25-Nov-2020 9:55 AM EST
More Health Systems Join National #MaskUp Campaign
Cleveland Clinic

Many more health systems are joining the national #MaskUp campaign encouraging Americans to stop the spread of COVID-19 by following safety guidelines. Over just a few days, another 19 health systems with hundreds of hospitals united with 100 health systems nationwide with hospitals numbering in the thousands. The public service campaign is critical to the health and well-being of all Americans. It is a plea from healthcare professionals everywhere: wear a mask and follow other precautions to save lives and help get our country back on its feet.

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24-Nov-2020 7:40 AM EST
Fruit flies reveal new insights into space travel’s effect on the heart
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute have shown that fruit flies that spent several weeks on the International Space Station (ISS)—about half of their lives—experienced profound structural and biochemical changes to their hearts.

20-Nov-2020 10:00 AM EST
Patterning method could pave the way for new fiber-based devices, smart textiles
American Chemical Society (ACS)

Researchers reporting in ACS Central Science have developed a method to pattern hundreds-of-meters-long multimaterial fibers with embedded functional elements.

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Released: 25-Nov-2020 7:35 AM EST
Warwick scientists design model to predict cellular drug targets against Covid-19
University of Warwick

The covid-19 virus, like all viruses relies on their host for reproduction

Newswise: In fire-prone West, plants need their pollinators — and vice versa
Released: 25-Nov-2020 7:30 AM EST
In fire-prone West, plants need their pollinators — and vice versa
Washington University in St. Louis

2020 is the worst fire year on record in the United States. In the face of heartbreaking losses, effort and expense, scientists are still grappling with some of the most basic questions about how fire influences interactions between plants and animals in the natural world. A new study grounded in the northern Rockies explores the role of fire in the finely tuned dance between plants and their pollinators.

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Newswise: Rutgers Launches Population Aging Concentration
Released: 25-Nov-2020 7:15 AM EST
Rutgers Launches Population Aging Concentration
Rutgers School of Public Health

The Rutgers School of Public Health has launched a Population Aging Concentration within the Department of Health Behavior, Society, and Policy.

Newswise: Research creates hydrogen-producing living droplets, paving way for alternative future energy sources
24-Nov-2020 12:40 PM EST
Research creates hydrogen-producing living droplets, paving way for alternative future energy sources
University of Bristol

Scientists have built tiny droplet-based microbial factories that produce hydrogen, instead of oxygen, when exposed to daylight in air.

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Newswise: COVID’s Collateral Damage: Germicidal Lamps May Damage Corneas
Released: 24-Nov-2020 5:15 PM EST
COVID’s Collateral Damage: Germicidal Lamps May Damage Corneas
University of Miami Health System, Miller School of Medicine

In a paper published in the journalOcular Immunology and Inflammation, physicians from the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine reported that several patients using germicidal lamps in an attempt to sanitize against the coronavirus, developed painful inflammation of the cornea, a condition called photokeratitis.

19-Nov-2020 9:00 AM EST
Do Accountable Care Organizations Reduce Kidney Failure–Related Healthcare Costs?
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• A recent analysis indicates that Accountable Care Organizations may reduce the cost of medical care for patients undergoing dialysis. • The cost savings were seen only for patients who regularly received care from primary care physicians.

Released: 24-Nov-2020 4:45 PM EST
Poultry biotech startup wins $1M Grow-NY top prize
Cornell University

Soos Technology, a poultry biotechnology startup based in Israel, won the $1 million grand prize in the Grow-NY competition, a global challenge focused on strengthening food and agriculture innovation in upstate New York.

Newswise: New Global Standards Will Make Traveling with Liquids Safer and Easier
Released: 24-Nov-2020 4:45 PM EST
New Global Standards Will Make Traveling with Liquids Safer and Easier
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

An important part of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) mission is to develop, implement, improve-upon, and ensure the effectiveness of cutting-edge screening equipment and protocols that help protect the traveling public.

Released: 24-Nov-2020 4:35 PM EST
Misinformation or artifact: a new way to think about machine learning
University of Houston

Deep neural networks, multilayered systems built to process images and other data through the use of mathematical modeling, are a cornerstone of artificial intelligence.

Released: 24-Nov-2020 4:35 PM EST
Cleveland Clinic Research Shows Bariatric Surgery May Reduce Severity of COVID-19 in Patients with Obesity
Cleveland Clinic

CLEVELAND: A Cleveland Clinic study shows that among patients who have obesity and who tested positive for COVID-19, a past history of bariatric surgery was significantly associated with a lower risk of hospital and intensive care unit admission. The results were published in the journal of Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases.

Released: 24-Nov-2020 4:35 PM EST
MTSU researcher-led study: Instructors need to address compatibility of religion, science while teaching evolution
Middle Tennessee State University

Study suggests that a difference in culture and beliefs between science instructors and students may inadvertently lead to low acceptance of evolution among minority students — particularly Black students — in biology.


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