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Study Shows Significant Reduction in Triglycerides in Patients at High Risk for Acute Pancreatitis Through Novel Monoclonal Antibody
Mount Sinai Health System

The investigational drug evinacumab reduced triglycerides in patients with severe hypertriglyceridemia (sHTG) and a history of hospitalizations for acute pancreatitis in a phase 2 global study led by Mount Sinai

Released: 15-May-2021 9:05 AM EDT
Lower- and higher-dose aspirin achieve similar protection and safety for people with cardiovascular disease
Duke Clinical Research Institute

People with cardiovascular disease (CVD) taking aspirin to lower their chances of suffering a heart attack or stroke experienced similar health benefits, including reduced death and hospitalization for heart attack and stroke, whether they took a high or low dose of aspirin, according to a study presented today at ACC.21, the American College of Cardiology’s 70th Annual Scientific Session and published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Released: 15-May-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Rutgers Reports First Instance of COVID-19 Triggering Recurrent Blood Clots in Arms
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Researchers at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School are reporting the first instance of COVID-19 triggering a rare recurrence of potentially serious blood clots in people’s arms.

Newswise: Dr. Elisa Rodriguez Named Roswell Park’s First-Ever Chief Diversity and Equity Officer for Faculty
Released: 14-May-2021 5:20 PM EDT
Dr. Elisa Rodriguez Named Roswell Park’s First-Ever Chief Diversity and Equity Officer for Faculty
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

A new role as Chief Diversity and Equity Officer for Faculty will give Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center's Elisa M. Rodriguez, PhD, MS, expanded opportunity to apply her deep-rooted commitment to improving the lives of people from underserved communities.

Newswise: Recycling Gives New Purpose to Spent Nuclear Fuel
Released: 14-May-2021 5:20 PM EDT
Recycling Gives New Purpose to Spent Nuclear Fuel
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

PNNL researchers developed an innovative capability to rapidly separate, monitor, and tightly control specific uranium and plutonium ratios in real-time—an important achievement in efficiently controlling the resulting product and safeguarding nuclear material.

Released: 14-May-2021 4:55 PM EDT
Environmental chemist's work demonstrated conclusively that CFCs were responsible for the massive destruction of stratospheric ozone
Newswise

Environmental chemist's work demonstrated conclusively that CFCs were responsible for the massive destruction of stratospheric ozone

Newswise: Astronomy Educators Awarded $2.8M to Inspire Minority Youth  to Pursue STEM Careers
Released: 14-May-2021 4:50 PM EDT
Astronomy Educators Awarded $2.8M to Inspire Minority Youth to Pursue STEM Careers
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Using robotic telescopes and other engaging astronomy activities, researchers at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian hope to spark interest in the sciences.

Newswise: Not Just Disturbance: Turbulence Protects Fusion Reactor Walls
Released: 14-May-2021 4:05 PM EDT
Not Just Disturbance: Turbulence Protects Fusion Reactor Walls
Department of Energy, Office of Science

To operate successfully, ITER and future fusion energy reactors cannot allow melting of the walls of the divertor plates that remove excess heat from the plasma in a reactor. These walls are especially at risk of melting when heat is applied to narrow areas. Now, however, an extreme-scale computing analysis indicates that turbulence will reduce that risk.

Newswise: Enhancing Land Surface Models to Grow Perennial Bioenergy Crops
Released: 14-May-2021 3:35 PM EDT
Enhancing Land Surface Models to Grow Perennial Bioenergy Crops
Department of Energy, Office of Science

To understand the effects of expanding biofuel production, scientists must accurately represent biofuel crops in land surface models. Using observations from biofuel plants in the Midwestern United States, researchers simulated two biofuel perennial plants, miscanthus and switchgrass. The simulations indicate these high-yield perennial crops have several advantages over traditional annual bioenergy crops—they assimilate more carbon dioxide, and they require fewer nutrients and less water.

Newswise: Harvesting Light Like Nature Does
Released: 14-May-2021 2:55 PM EDT
Harvesting Light Like Nature Does
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

A new class of bio-inspired two-dimensional (2D) hybrid nanomaterials mimic the ability of photosynthetic plants and bacteria.

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Released: 14-May-2021 2:50 PM EDT
Scientists Check the Math for Improved Models of Liquids and Gases in Earth’s Atmosphere
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Discretization is the process of converting continuous models and variables, such as wind speed, into discrete versions to make equations that are compatible with computer analysis. Energy consistent discretization ensures that the method does not have any inaccurate sources of energy that can lead to unstable and unrealistic simulations. In this research, scientists provided a discretization for equations used by global models of the Earth’s atmosphere.

Newswise: Expert in Carbon Materials Kicks off 239th ECS Meeting with IMCS18 Plenary Session
Released: 14-May-2021 2:45 PM EDT
Expert in Carbon Materials Kicks off 239th ECS Meeting with IMCS18 Plenary Session
The Electrochemical Society

The ECS Lecture at the Plenary Session of the 239th ECS Meeting with IMCS18 will be delivered by Dr. Rodney Ruoff, Distinguished Professor in the Departments of Chemistry and Materials Science, and the School of Energy Science and Chemical Engineering at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea, and Director of the Center for Multidimensional Carbon Materials (CMCM). The Plenary Session is from 2100-2200h EST on Monday, May 31, after which the content will be available through June 26, 2021. The 239th ECS Meeting with IMCS18 takes place in a digital format. There is no cost to participate, however pre-registration is required.

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Released: 14-May-2021 2:25 PM EDT
Evolutionary biologists discover mechanism that enables lizards to breathe underwater
University of Toronto

A team of evolutionary biologists from the University of Toronto has shown that Anolis lizards, or anoles, are able to breathe underwater with the aid of a bubble clinging to their snouts.

Newswise: Nina Balke: Then and Now / 2011 Early Career Award Winner
Released: 14-May-2021 2:20 PM EDT
Nina Balke: Then and Now / 2011 Early Career Award Winner
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Nina Balke is a senior research scientist at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, studying Li-ion batteries to eliminate performance bottlenecks, understand performance fade, and design better batteries from the bottom up.

Released: 14-May-2021 2:05 PM EDT
No-one knew if lymph vessel cells bear cilia; turns out, they're indispensable for health
Frontiers

The primary cilium, an antenna-like subcellular structure ('organelle') protruding from the outside of many types of vertebrate cells, has an important but previously overlooked role in guiding the growth of lymphatic vessels, shows a new study.

Released: 14-May-2021 1:45 PM EDT
Health outcomes differ between UK and US children with cystic fibrosis
University of Liverpool

A new study led by University of Liverpool researchers has confirmed that children with cystic fibrosis (CF) in the US have better lung function than UK children with the disease.

Newswise: Experts highlight advanced satellite data as vital tool in tackling climate change as countdown to COP26 continues
Released: 14-May-2021 1:10 PM EDT
Experts highlight advanced satellite data as vital tool in tackling climate change as countdown to COP26 continues
University of Bristol

Earth observation satellites provide the most comprehensive real-time check on the health of the planet and are playing a crucial role in the fight against global heating now and increasingly in future, according to leading climate scientists.

Released: 14-May-2021 1:00 PM EDT
Most pediatric spinal fractures related to not wearing seatbelts
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

Two thirds of all pediatric spinal fractures, especially in the adolescent population, occur in motor vehicle accidents (MVAs) where seatbelts are not utilized, reports a study in Spine. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Newswise: Former Vietnam POW Everett Alvarez, Jr. to Deliver Commencement Address for “America’s Medical School” Graduation
Released: 14-May-2021 12:55 PM EDT
Former Vietnam POW Everett Alvarez, Jr. to Deliver Commencement Address for “America’s Medical School” Graduation
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

More than 180 uniformed medical students and graduate students of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Hebert School of Medicine -- “America’s Medical School” -- will receive diplomas on Saturday, May 15, Armed Forces Day, in a ceremony held on the university’s campus.

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Released: 14-May-2021 12:25 PM EDT
New benefit increases Veterans' access to urgent care in the community
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

Two years ago, the Veterans Affairs healthcare system (VA) began rolling out a new benefit, enabling Veterans to receive urgent care from a network of community providers – rather than visiting a VA emergency department or clinic. Progress toward expanding community care services for Veterans is the focus of a special supplement to the May issue of Medical Care. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

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Released: 14-May-2021 12:05 PM EDT
Which animals will survive climate change?
McGill University

Climate change is exacerbating problems like habitat loss and temperatures swings that have already pushed many animal species to the brink.

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Released: 14-May-2021 11:50 AM EDT
Virtual reality warps your sense of time
University of California, Santa Cruz

Grayson Mullen was playing a virtual reality game at a friend’s house when, suddenly, he noticed that something very strange was happening.

Newswise:Video Embedded new-research-optimizes-body-s-own-immune-system-to-fight-cancer
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Released: 14-May-2021 11:40 AM EDT
New research optimizes body’s own immune system to fight cancer
University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering

A groundbreaking study led by engineering and medical researchers at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities shows how engineered immune cells used in new cancer therapies can overcome physical barriers to allow a patient’s own immune system to fight tumors. The research could improve cancer therapies in the future for millions of people worldwide.

Newswise: Male Hormones Regulate Stomach Inflammation in Mice
Released: 14-May-2021 11:30 AM EDT
Male Hormones Regulate Stomach Inflammation in Mice
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

Scientists at the National Institutes of Health determined that stomach inflammation is regulated differently in male and female mice after finding that androgens, or male sex hormones, play a critical role in preventing inflammation in the stomach. The study was published in Gastroenterology.

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Released: 14-May-2021 11:25 AM EDT
Researchers observe new complexity of traveling brain waves in memory circuits
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Researchers at UC San Francisco have observed a new feature of neural activity in the hippocampus - the brain's memory hub - that may explain how this vital brain region combines a diverse range of inputs into a multi-layered memories that can later be recalled.

Newswise: Researchers Develop First-in-Class Inhibitors Against Key Leukemia Protein
Released: 14-May-2021 11:25 AM EDT
Researchers Develop First-in-Class Inhibitors Against Key Leukemia Protein
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Researchers have developed first-in-class small-molecule inhibitors against a key leukemia protein, ASH1L.

Released: 14-May-2021 11:25 AM EDT
Access to overdose-reversing drugs declined during pandemic, researchers find
Beth Israel Lahey Health

In a new study, clinician-researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) analyzed naloxone prescription trends during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States and compared them to trends in opioid prescriptions and to overall prescriptions.

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Released: 14-May-2021 11:10 AM EDT
Market report: Rising stock wealth does boost spending, employment
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

The stock market is a staple of business news, but it is unclear how meaningful stock prices are to the larger economy.

Released: 14-May-2021 11:05 AM EDT
Understanding how people make sense of the news they consume
University of Missouri, Columbia

How people consume news and take actions based on what they read, hear or see, is different than how human brains process other types of information on a daily basis, according to researchers at the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

Released: 14-May-2021 11:00 AM EDT
No Excuses: Stop Procrastinating on These Key Health Checks
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A quick guide to the most-valuable preventive care that adults need to get scheduled, to catch up on what they may have missed during the height of the pandemic, and to address issues that the pandemic might have worsened.

Released: 14-May-2021 10:25 AM EDT
Politically polarized brains share an intolerance of uncertainty
Brown University

Since the 1950s, political scientists have theorized that political polarization -- increased numbers of "political partisans" who view the world with an ideological bias -- is associated with an inability to tolerate uncertainty and a need to hold predictable beliefs about the world.

Newswise: NSU Researcher Part of Team to Sequence the Genome of One of the World’s Most Elusive Big Cats – the Leopard
Released: 14-May-2021 10:15 AM EDT
NSU Researcher Part of Team to Sequence the Genome of One of the World’s Most Elusive Big Cats – the Leopard
Nova Southeastern University

They are some of the most beautiful, and elusive, animals on the plant. Leopards. In a major scientific step, the whole genome DNA sequence of 23 individual leopards have been interpreted.

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Addressing Systemic Racism in Academia: Live Expert Panel for May 19, 5:30pm ET
Newswise

Experts from the American Thoracic Society will discuss issues with systemic racism in academia as a follow-up to their session on this topic at the virtual 2021 ATS Annual Conference.

Released: 14-May-2021 8:40 AM EDT
Save-the-Date: Acoustics in Focus, June 8-10, Offers New Presentation Options
Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

The Acoustical Society of America will hold its 180th meeting June 8-10. To ensure the safety of attendees, volunteers, and ASA staff, the June meeting, "Acoustics in Focus," will be hosted entirely online with new features to ensure an exciting experience for attendees. Reporters are invited to attend the meeting at no cost and participate in a series of virtual press conferences featuring a selection of newsworthy research.

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Released: 14-May-2021 6:00 AM EDT
Rare Case of Lactic Acidosis Associated with Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma (SLL) in Elderly Man Published in Journal of Cancer Research and Oncobiology
Hackensack Meridian Health

A team of researchers from Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center and the Cleveland Clinic, led by Professor of Medicine and Nephrologist Sushil K. Mehandru, M.D., authored a new report.

Newswise: How Moths Find Their Flame - Genetics of Mate Attraction Discovered
Released: 14-May-2021 5:00 AM EDT
How Moths Find Their Flame - Genetics of Mate Attraction Discovered
Tufts University

Biologists have revealed for the first time the genetics linking pheromone signals produced by female moths and the neuronal response driving male attraction to females. The ability to predict mate choice will help in understanding how species diverge, and how to control agricultural pests.

Newswise: NUS and Shell join hands to advance decarbonisation solutions
Released: 14-May-2021 3:05 AM EDT
NUS and Shell join hands to advance decarbonisation solutions
National University of Singapore

Researchers from the National University of Singapore and international energy giant Shell will jointly develop novel processes to use carbon dioxide, a byproduct of industrial processes, to produce fuels and chemicals for the energy industry. This S$4.6 million research programme is supported by the National Research Foundation Singapore, and was formalised by all three parties at a ceremony held on 14 May 2021.

Newswise: Innovative techniques help treat boy’s rare condition
Released: 14-May-2021 12:15 AM EDT
Innovative techniques help treat boy’s rare condition
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Several innovative, minimally invasive techniques used over the past 12 months to improve Carter’s health — including a first-of-its-kind procedure performed in the United States — means he can finally go home.

Newswise: UIC’s Gallery 400 and Jane Addams Hull House Museum earn Terra Foundation grants for joint exhibit
Released: 14-May-2021 12:00 AM EDT
UIC’s Gallery 400 and Jane Addams Hull House Museum earn Terra Foundation grants for joint exhibit
University of Illinois at Chicago

The grants total over $50,000 for the research and development of a joint initiative as part of Art Design Chicago, a Terra Foundation initiative

Released: 13-May-2021 7:05 PM EDT
FLCCC Statement on the Irregular Actions of Public Health Agencies & the Disinformation Campaign Against Ivermectin
Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC Alliance)

FLCCC Alliance calls for whistleblower to step forward from within WHO, the FDA, the NIH, Merck, or Unitaid to counter this misrepresentation


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