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Newswise: Stomach issues, history of substance abuse found in teen vaping study
Released: 3-Jun-2020 4:15 AM EDT
Stomach issues, history of substance abuse found in teen vaping study
UT Southwestern Medical Center

A study of teens diagnosed with the vaping-linked respiratory disease EVALI revealed that most also had gastrointestinal symptoms and a history of psychosocial factors, including substance abuse, UT Southwestern researchers found in one of the first clinical reviews of its kind.

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Released: 3-Jun-2020 3:50 AM EDT
Mindfulness Improves Decision-Making, Attention in Children with Autism
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

School-based mindfulness programs can improve decision-making skills and teach children with autism to focus attention and react less impulsively through breathing exercises that will allow them to reduce anxiety, according to Rutgers researchers.

Released: 2-Jun-2020 4:40 PM EDT
Ombudsmen advocate for long-term care residents at a distance during COVID-19
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Social isolation necessitated by COVID-19 weighs on everyone, especially older adults and those living with disabilities who may have already felt relatively isolated before the pandemic even started, said Greg Shelley, program manager of the Harris County Long-term Care Ombudsman Program at Cizik School of Nursing at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Likewise, the staff and volunteers who are dedicated to advocating for rights, health, and safety of seniors miss face-to-face visits.

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Released: 2-Jun-2020 4:30 PM EDT
VIDEO AVAILABLE: Police Brutality and BLM Protests: Newswise Live Expert Panel for June 2nd, 2PM EDT
Newswise

Demonstrations spread across the U.S. to confront the deaths of black men and women at the hands of police. Experts will discuss how to prevent more unarmed black men and women from being killed by police, and what can be done by individuals outside of law enforcement.

Released: 2-Jun-2020 3:50 PM EDT
Small study demonstrates sample inactivation may lead to SARS-CoV-2 false negatives
American Society for Microbiology (ASM)

To protect medical laboratory personnel from infection when testing clinical samples for SARS-CoV-2, most laboratories inactivate the virus before testing.

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Released: 2-Jun-2020 3:40 PM EDT
Antibiotic-destroying genes widespread in bacteria in soil and on people
Washington University in St. Louis

Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have found that genes that confer the power to destroy tetracycline antibiotics are widespread in bacteria. But the researchers have also created a chemical compound that shields tetracyclines from destruction, restoring the antibiotics lethality. The findings indicate an emerging threat to one of the most widely used classes of antibiotics — but also a promising way to protect against that threat.

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Released: 2-Jun-2020 3:30 PM EDT
New technique takes 3D imaging an octave higher
Colorado State University

A collaboration between Colorado State University and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign resulted in a new, 3D imaging technique to visualize tissues and other biological samples on a microscopic scale, with potential to assist with cancer or other disease diagnoses.

Newswise: Pulmonary Embolism and COVID-19
Released: 2-Jun-2020 3:10 PM EDT
Pulmonary Embolism and COVID-19
Henry Ford Health System

Researchers at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit say early diagnosis of a life-threatening blood clot in the lungs led to swifter treatment intervention in COVID-19 patients. In a new study published recently in the journal Radiology, researchers found that 51 percent of patients found to have a pulmonary embolism, or PE, were diagnosed in the Emergency Department, the entry point for patients being admitted to the hospital.

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Newswise: Notre Dame researchers to create material for new antimicrobial mask
Released: 2-Jun-2020 2:55 PM EDT
Notre Dame researchers to create material for new antimicrobial mask
University of Notre Dame

Scientists and engineers are collaborating to translate existing water filtration technology to create a new fabric that will not only capture viruses, like the coronavirus, but also deactivate them.

Newswise: Vasculitis Foundation Launches Vasculitis Visionaries Podcast Series
Released: 2-Jun-2020 2:45 PM EDT
Vasculitis Foundation Launches Vasculitis Visionaries Podcast Series
Vasculitis Foundation

The Vasculitis Foundation rolls out new podcast series, designed to educate and provide insight into rare, autoimmune blood vessel disorder.

Released: 2-Jun-2020 2:35 PM EDT
ELITechGroup Announces the Launch of FreezePoint™ Freezing Point Osmometer
ELITechGroup

ELITechGroup, recognized worldwide for proven performance and reliability of clinical laboratory instruments is pleased to announce the release of FreezePoint™ Freezing Point Osmometer.

28-May-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Leaders Call for ‘Moonshot’ on Nutrition Research
American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Leading nutrition and food policy experts outline a bold case for strengthening federal nutrition research in a live interactive session as part of NUTRITION 2020 LIVE ONLINE, a virtual conference hosted by the American Society for Nutrition (ASN).

Newswise: Princess U. Ogbogu, MD, Appointed Chief, Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s
Released: 2-Jun-2020 2:25 PM EDT
Princess U. Ogbogu, MD, Appointed Chief, Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Princess U. Ogbogu, MD, has been appointed Chief of the Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. She comes to UH Rainbow from The Ohio State University, where she served as Director, Division of Allergy and Immunology, and Associate Professor of Medicine since 2016.

Newswise: Bacteria in Cancer Cells May Help or Hinder Treatment
Released: 2-Jun-2020 2:20 PM EDT
Bacteria in Cancer Cells May Help or Hinder Treatment
Weizmann Institute of Science

Weizmann Institute scientists show that bacteria live inside all cancer cells, from brain to breast to bone, and that each type of cancer has its own type of bacteria. Understanding this relationship could help predict treatment effectiveness or lead to ways of using the bacteria to boost treatments.

Newswise: Swelling of Tissues Drives Immune System Activity, UCLA Researchers Find
Released: 2-Jun-2020 1:30 PM EDT
Swelling of Tissues Drives Immune System Activity, UCLA Researchers Find
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

A UCLA research team has identified a new paradigm for understanding the regulation of the immune system, potentially paving the way for new approaches to treating infections and immune-related diseases such as type 1 diabetes and certain cancers.

Released: 2-Jun-2020 1:25 PM EDT
Tulane scientists find a switch to flip and turn off breast cancer growth and metastasis
Tulane University

Researchers at Tulane University School of Medicine identified a gene that causes an aggressive form of breast cancer to rapidly grow. More importantly, they have also discovered a way to “turn it off” and inhibit cancer from occurring. The animal study results have been so compelling that the team is now working on FDA approval to begin clinical trials and has published details in the journal Scientific Reports.

Newswise: Men’s Health Month: Top 5 Tips for Dad this Father’s Day
Released: 2-Jun-2020 12:25 PM EDT
Men’s Health Month: Top 5 Tips for Dad this Father’s Day
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

June is Men’s Health Month, a national recognition that raises awareness about health care for men. It is also the month during which we celebrate Father’s Day. In celebration of these observances, an expert from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey shares information on cancer screenings and other important tips to encourage dad to lead a healthy lifestyle all year round.

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Newswise: COVID-19 Pandemic Highlights Advantages of Digital Technology in Clinical Research
Released: 2-Jun-2020 11:05 AM EDT
COVID-19 Pandemic Highlights Advantages of Digital Technology in Clinical Research
Osteopathic Research Center, University of North Texas Health Science Center

Digital technology has facilitated continued research operations for a pain research registry during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cloud-based systems that allow remote management of research studies and collection of data may signal a new trend for future clinical research endeavors.

28-May-2020 4:45 AM EDT
Discovery in Acute Myeloid Leukemia Could Provide Novel Pathway for New Treatments
Mount Sinai Health System

Researchers at Mount Sinai have discovered that human acute myeloid leukemia (AML) stem cells are dependent on a transcription factor known as RUNX1, potentially providing a new therapeutic target to achieve lasting remissions or even cures for a disease in which medical advances have been limited.

Newswise: Lab-Grown Miniature Human Livers Successfully Transplanted in Rats
28-May-2020 11:00 AM EDT
Lab-Grown Miniature Human Livers Successfully Transplanted in Rats
Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Using skin cells from human volunteers, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have created fully functional mini livers, which they then transplanted into rats. In this proof-of-concept experiment, the lab-made organs survived for four days inside their animal hosts.

Released: 2-Jun-2020 10:25 AM EDT
Pediatric injuries in the home are on the rise
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

COVID-19 has changed the way families go about their daily routines. With public schools being closed, most parents now have to take on several roles at once. Most are working, providing home schooling and care during the day, and taking on other new roles.

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Newswise: Hackensack University Medical Center Reactivates Transplant List and Resumes Transplant Surgeries
Released: 2-Jun-2020 9:45 AM EDT
Hackensack University Medical Center Reactivates Transplant List and Resumes Transplant Surgeries
Hackensack Meridian Health

In March 2020, Hackensack University Medical Center voluntarily inactivated its transplant list and put a hold on performing transplant surgeries due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Throughout the pandemic, Hackensack University Medical Center’s organ transplant physicians continued to provide care to transplant candidates and previous organ recipients through telehealth virtual visits. Hackensack University Medical Center made the decision to reactivate its transplant list and resume offering transplant procedures now that enhanced patient safety measures designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 have been successfully implemented across all Hackensack Meridian Health facilities.

Newswise: New Georgetown Report Highlights Health Disparities and Calls for Racial Equity in the District of Columbia
Released: 2-Jun-2020 8:05 AM EDT
New Georgetown Report Highlights Health Disparities and Calls for Racial Equity in the District of Columbia
Georgetown University Medical Center

Approximately three quarters of the deaths associated with COVID-19 in the nation’s capital have been among the African American community. A new Georgetown University report illuminates entrenched health and socioeconomic disparities that explain one reason this is occurring. Main points: • 15-year difference in the life expectancy between residents in Ward 3 and Ward 8; • Residents from Wards with more Black residents (5, 7, and 8) more likely hospitalized for preventable health conditions; • Number of Blacks who are obese is 3x higher than Whites; • Number of Blacks with diabetes is 7x higher than Whites; • Number of Blacks who die from heart disease is 2.5 times higher than Whites; • Median household income is 3x less for Blacks; and • Blacks have the lowest percentage of bachelor degree attainment.

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Newswise: Story Tips From Johns Hopkins Experts on Covid-19
Released: 2-Jun-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Story Tips From Johns Hopkins Experts on Covid-19
Johns Hopkins Medicine

It seems as though there will never be enough “thank-you’s” for the incredible doctors, nurses, technicians and support staff who are working around the clock to help patients with this dangerous coronavirus disease. It’s their dedication, determination and spirit that enable Johns Hopkins to deliver the promise of medicine.

1-Jun-2020 4:55 PM EDT
Rutgers Experts Discuss What a “Good Death” Means During Pandemic
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers experts discuss death dying and end-of-life care during the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Released: 2-Jun-2020 7:00 AM EDT
Exercise Maintains Blood Vessel Health in Men after Sugary Beverage Consumption
American Physiological Society (APS)

A new study finds that regular exercise can offset the blood vessel impairment that occurs after drinking sugary soft drinks. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology.

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Released: 2-Jun-2020 6:05 AM EDT
How the coronavirus could be prevented from invading a host cell
University of California, Riverside

How might the novel coronavirus be prevented from entering a host cell in an effort to thwart infection? A team of biomedical scientists has made a discovery that points to a solution.

Released: 2-Jun-2020 6:05 AM EDT
RIT scientists develop method to help epidemiologists map spread of COVID-19
Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester Institute of Technology scientists have developed a method they believe will help epidemiologists more efficiently predict the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Released: 2-Jun-2020 6:00 AM EDT
UM School of Medicine’s Institute of Human Virology Awarded Grants to Strengthen COVID-19 Response in Sub-Saharan Africa
University of Maryland Medical Center

The Center for International Health, Education and Biosecurity (Ciheb) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Institute of Human Virology was awarded $4 million from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to support coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) response activities in Botswana, Nigeria, Malawi, and Mozambique.


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