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2D boundaries could create electricity
Rice University

There’s still plenty of room at the bottom to generate piezoelectricity. Engineers at Rice University and their colleagues are showing the way.

11-Aug-2022 12:55 PM EDT
Does gender-affirming hormone therapy affect markers of kidney health?
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

Results from relevant studies indicate that gender-affirming hormone therapy may increase blood levels of creatinine (indicating potential kidney dysfunction or simply a change in lean muscle mass) in transgender men but does not significantly impact blood levels of creatinine in transgender women.

Released: 16-Aug-2022 4:55 PM EDT
Immunotherapy Covered in Special Edition of Current Clinical Pathology
Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

In the latest Current Clinical Pathology publication on Immunotherapy, Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO) President, Antonio Giordano, M.D., Ph.D., co-edits the volume, focused on cardiovascular toxicities.

Newswise: Building better biomedical research avenues
Released: 16-Aug-2022 4:35 PM EDT
Building better biomedical research avenues
Case Western Reserve University

Leading researchers will gather this week at a Case Western Reserve University-led symposium highlighting progress and opportunities in biomedical research and human-performance sciences. The event takes place this Thursday and Friday, Aug. 18-19, at the Wolstein Research Center on the Case Western Reserve campus, and features researchers and clinicians from the university, area hospital affiliates and the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton.

Released: 16-Aug-2022 4:30 PM EDT
Fossil fuel companies’ projections won’t meet Paris Agreement climate goals
Imperial College London

Decarbonisation scenarios produced by BP, Royal Dutch Shell and Equinor are incompatible with Paris Agreement goals for a safe and habitable planet.

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Released: 16-Aug-2022 4:25 PM EDT
Algorithm learns to correct 3D printing errors for different parts, materials and systems
University of Cambridge

Engineers have created intelligent 3D printers that can quickly detect and correct errors, even in previously unseen designs, or unfamiliar materials like ketchup and mayonnaise, by learning from the experiences of other machines.

Released: 16-Aug-2022 4:25 PM EDT
The photon ring: A black hole ready for its close-up
University of Waterloo

When scientists unveiled humanity’s historic first image of a black hole in 2019 – depicting a dark core encircled by a fiery aura of material falling toward it – they believed even richer imagery and insights were waiting to be teased out of the data.

Released: 16-Aug-2022 4:20 PM EDT
Patient survey reveals preference and economic cost of breathlessness services
King's College London

A new study has examined patient preferences for breathlessness services and determined the cost savings of these provisions for the NHS.

Released: 16-Aug-2022 4:20 PM EDT
Decreasing backyard bird diversity flies under the radar
Griffith University

A deep dive into bird survey data has found that some of Australia’s favourite backyard visitors considered ‘common’ are actually on the decline as cities and suburbs opt for less greenery.

Released: 16-Aug-2022 4:15 PM EDT
Peptide delivered by nasal spray can reduce seizure activity, protect neurons in Alzheimer’s, epilepsy
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

A novel peptide augments the brain’s natural mechanism to help prevent seizures and protect neurons in research models of both Alzheimer’s and epilepsy, scientists report.

Released: 16-Aug-2022 4:10 PM EDT
Chagas: less neglect for a neglected tropical disease
Osaka Metropolitan University

One thing you might want even less than a ‘kiss’ from a kissing bug is its feces.

Released: 16-Aug-2022 4:10 PM EDT
Endocrine Society applauds historic signing of law adopting Medicare insulin price cap
Endocrine Society

The Endocrine Society is elated about President Biden signing into law the Inflation Reduction Act, which includes meaningful measures to make insulin more affordable.

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Researchers studying leaf angle aim to improve yields, inspire young scientists
Iowa State University

Researchers are using a robot developed at Iowa State University to capture 3D images of corn in the field to better understand leaf angle. The research has the potential to boost yields and aid in the engineering of new hybrids to adapt to changes in climate.

Newswise: Cell Mapping Close to the Bone
Released: 16-Aug-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Cell Mapping Close to the Bone
King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST)

Tissues contain many different cell types, and it remains challenging to understand how they interact and contribute to tissue function.

Released: 16-Aug-2022 4:05 PM EDT
New understanding of how faulty metabolism triggers adrenal cancer
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Researchers have deciphered a signaling cascade through which inborn errors in metabolism provoke deadly neuroendocrine tumors in the adrenal glands.

Newswise: Detection of Rare Genetic Mutation in One Family Could Lead to Better Diabetes Treatments
Released: 16-Aug-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Detection of Rare Genetic Mutation in One Family Could Lead to Better Diabetes Treatments
University of Utah Health

A genetic variation identified in a group of families who are prone to diabetes and kidney failure increases the levels of a type of fat, called ceramides. Therapeutics that prevent this change could be beneficial more broadly to anyone at risk for these conditions.

Newswise: Social Connection Drives Learning in Bird Brain
Released: 16-Aug-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Social Connection Drives Learning in Bird Brain
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University - OIST

In learning to communicate, a good teacher is essential. Take zebra finches, for example. Juveniles of the species learn songs directly from a tutor – usually their father – through a social interaction that keeps them motivated and on-task.

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Released: 16-Aug-2022 4:05 PM EDT
First Structure of Key COVID Enzyme at Human Body Temperature
Brookhaven National Laboratory

UPTON, NY--Scientists studying a COVID-19 coronavirus enzyme at temperatures ranging from frosty to human-body warm discovered subtle structural shifts that offer clues about how the enzyme works. The findings, published in IUCrJ, the journal of the International Union of Crystallography, may inspire the design of new drugs to counteract COVID-19 -- and possibly help head off future coronavirus pandemics.

   
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Released: 16-Aug-2022 3:40 PM EDT
South Florida Cancer Center Solidifies Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Sylvester Formalizes Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with Dr. Sophia George at the Helm

Released: 16-Aug-2022 3:40 PM EDT
Utah’s direct selling industry anchored over 38,000 jobs, made up over 70% of non-gold exports in 2020
University of Utah

Utah’s established direct selling industry anchored over 38,000 well-paying jobs and added significantly to state and local tax revenues as part of its 2020 statewide economic impacts, according to a first-of-its-kind report from the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute.

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Newswise: Early childhood lead exposure, exacerbated by structural racism, results in lower reading scores
Released: 16-Aug-2022 3:20 PM EDT
Early childhood lead exposure, exacerbated by structural racism, results in lower reading scores
University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame researchers sought to investigate whether and to what degree early childhood educational outcomes are affected by childhood lead exposure and whether racial residential segregation has a compounding effect.

   
Released: 16-Aug-2022 3:05 PM EDT
Dan Bartlett Receives AANA’s 36th Annual Alice Magaw Outstanding Clinical Anesthesia Practitioner Award
American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology

The American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (AANA) presented Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Dan A. Bartlett, CRNA, with the 36th Alice Magaw Outstanding Clinical Anesthesia Practitioner Award during its 2022 Annual Congress, August 12-16, in Chicago.

Newswise: Uncovering nature’s patterns at the atomic scale in living color
Released: 16-Aug-2022 3:05 PM EDT
Uncovering nature’s patterns at the atomic scale in living color
Argonne National Laboratory

Research team invents new method to accelerate materials discoveries through rapid clustering and color coding of large X-ray data sets to reveal previously hidden structural changes that occur as temperature increases or decreases.

Released: 16-Aug-2022 3:05 PM EDT
Air-stability of sodium-based layered-oxide cathode materials
Science China Press

This Review paper is published in Science China Chemistry by Dr. Hu-Rong Yao (Fujian Normal University), Dr. Lituo Zheng (Fujian Normal University), Prof. Sen Xin (Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences) and Prof. Yu-Guo Guo (Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences).

Newswise: Loyola Medicine to Offer Free Cancer Screenings to Uninsured Women during See, Test and Treat® Event
Released: 16-Aug-2022 3:05 PM EDT
Loyola Medicine to Offer Free Cancer Screenings to Uninsured Women during See, Test and Treat® Event
Loyola Medicine

On Saturday, August 20, 2022, qualified women who make an appointment can receive free cervical and breast cancer screenings as part of Loyola Medicine's seventh annual See, Test and Treat® event.

Released: 16-Aug-2022 3:05 PM EDT
AANA Honorary Membership Given to Dave Hebert
American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology

The American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (AANA) presented David Herbert with an Honorary Membership during its 2022 Annual Congress, August 12-16, in Chicago.

Released: 16-Aug-2022 2:35 PM EDT
Moffitt Researchers Discover Cancer-associated Fibroblasts Induce Drug Sensitivity
Moffitt Cancer Center

Cancer associated fibroblasts in the tumor environment have typically been associated with tumor progression and resistance to therapy, despite some studies suggesting that these fibroblasts may also sensitize cancer cells to therapy. In a new article published in Science Signaling, Moffitt Cancer Center researchers shed light on these conflicting studies and demonstrate that cancer associated fibroblasts can promote or inhibit drug sensitivity based on the type of tumor cell and the drug used for treatment.

Released: 16-Aug-2022 2:35 PM EDT
Association of Community Cancer Centers Announces 2022 Innovator Award Winner, Ochsner Cancer Institute
Ochsner Health

The award recognizes Ochsner Cancer Institute’s Chemotherapy Care Companion program—a digital technology system that allows the cancer care team to remotely monitor patients between their medical appointments.

Released: 16-Aug-2022 2:30 PM EDT
Study Provides Insight Into Why Babies with Down Syndrome Experience Heart and Lung Problems
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Medical School

A study from RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences has gained new insights into changes in heart function and blood pressure in the lungs of babies born with Down Syndrome.

Released: 16-Aug-2022 2:25 PM EDT
Wobbling droplets in space confirm late professor’s theory
Cornell University

At a time when astronomers around the world are reveling in new views of the distant cosmos, an experiment on the International Space Station has given Cornell researchers fresh insight into something a little closer to home: water.

Newswise: Cedars-Sinai Experts Lift a 'Sinking' Brain
Released: 16-Aug-2022 2:20 PM EDT
Cedars-Sinai Experts Lift a 'Sinking' Brain
Cedars-Sinai

Russell Secker, now 67, was in Lake Tahoe in 2016 to run a series of ultra-distance races with his wife, Claire. The two had completed hundreds of marathons and races totaling thousands of miles. But this time was different. A terrible headache and shortness of breath took Russell, a native of England, out of the running.

Newswise: First medical school facility dog, ‘Cmdr. Shetland’, to retire and em-bark on a new career
Released: 16-Aug-2022 2:20 PM EDT
First medical school facility dog, ‘Cmdr. Shetland’, to retire and em-bark on a new career
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) bid fair winds and following seas to its facility dog, Navy Cmdr. Shetland, after 21 (dog) years of service to students, faculty and staff. Cmdr. Shetland retired from active duty on Aug. 16 in a traditional Navy ceremony, where he was recognized for his ‘pawsitive’ influence on the university’s community.

   
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Many paths are open to neurons born early
University of Bonn

When it comes to royalty, things are clear: The monarch's first child inherits the crown. Siblings born later must make do with a less glamorous profession.

Released: 16-Aug-2022 2:05 PM EDT
Researchers create new, unparalleled supramolecular plastic which is degradable and highly recyclable
University of Turku (Turun yliopisto)

A research group headed by Senior Researcher Jianwei Li at the MediCity Research Laboratory in Finland has explored a new type of materials called supramolecular plastics that would substitute the conventional polymeric plastics with an eco-friendlier material promoting sustainable development.

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Newswise: Report Highlights Technology Advancement and Value of Wind Energy
Released: 16-Aug-2022 2:00 PM EDT
Report Highlights Technology Advancement and Value of Wind Energy
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Wind energy continues to see strong growth, solid performance, and attractive prices in the U.S., according to a report released by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and prepared by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab).

Released: 16-Aug-2022 1:55 PM EDT
Department of Energy Announces $14.8 Million for Particle Accelerators for Science & Society
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $14.8 million in funding for advanced research projects in particle accelerator science and technology. Particle accelerators provide unique sources of light and particles that support the research of thousands of scientists worldwide, play a direct role in the production of more than $500 billion of goods annually, and treat more than 5 million cancer patients each year.

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Released: 16-Aug-2022 1:55 PM EDT
Brookhaven Lab, AABE, Con Edison Team up on Sustainable Energy Course at Brooklyn's Bedford Academy
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Through a collaboration among the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory, educators, the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE), and local energy companies like ConEdison, students at Brooklyn’s Bedford Academy were offered a unique opportunity to participate in a pilot course on sustainable energy and learn about careers within the energy sector.

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Released: 16-Aug-2022 1:55 PM EDT
C2QA Wraps Up Year Two of its Successful Quantum Computing Summer School Program
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Training the next generation of researchers on advanced computing is imperative, but resources for them are limited. That training gap is what inspired the Brookhaven National Laboratory-led Co-design Center for Quantum Advantage (C2QA) to design the QIS101 quantum computing summer school program.

Newswise: Play Ball! Cedars-Sinai Highlights Baseball Movie Art
Released: 16-Aug-2022 1:20 PM EDT
Play Ball! Cedars-Sinai Highlights Baseball Movie Art
Cedars-Sinai

As baseball heads into the final weeks of the regular season, Cedars-Sinai has opened a special exhibit, "Take Me Out to the Ball Game, 100+ Years of Baseball Movies & Entertainment." It features hand-drawn posters of classic baseball-themed movies and, in all, consists of 35 items.

Released: 16-Aug-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Bernadette Henrichs Receives AANA’s 43rd Annual Helen Lamb Outstanding Educator Award
American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology

The American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (AANA) presented Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Bernadette Henrichs, PhD, CRNA, CCRN, CHSE, FAANA, with the 43rd Annual Helen Lamb Outstanding Educator Award during its 2022 Annual Congress, August 12-16, in Chicago.

Released: 16-Aug-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Anesthesia Clinical Instructor of the Year Award Presented to Jacqueline Bates
American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology

The American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (AANA) presented Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Jacqueline Bates, DNAP, CRNA, with the Clinical Instructor of the Year Award during its 2022 Annual Congress, August 12-16, in Chicago.

Released: 16-Aug-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Pearce Receives AANA’s 22nd Annual Ira P. Gunn Award for Outstanding Professional Advocacy
American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology

The American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (AANA) presented Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Sharon Pearce, DNP, CRNA, FAANA, with the 22nd Ira P. Gunn Award for Outstanding Professional Advocacy during its 2022 Annual Congress, August 12-16, in Chicago.


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