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Released: 28-Jul-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Global Dementia Cases Forecasted to Triple by 2050
Alzheimer's Association

Positive trends in global education access are expected to decrease dementia prevalence worldwide by 6.2 million cases by the year 2050.

Released: 28-Jul-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Study Suggests Need to Screen Older Adults for Mental Health Symptoms as Pandemic Continues
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

One in five older adults report worse mental health due to the pandemic, but the percentages were higher among certain groups, suggesting a need for targeted screening and follow-up.

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Newswise: Imaging Method Predicts How Well Stem Cells Can Differentiate Into Cardiac Muscle Cells
27-Jul-2021 4:55 PM EDT
Imaging Method Predicts How Well Stem Cells Can Differentiate Into Cardiac Muscle Cells
Morgridge Institute for Research

Morgridge researchers developed an imaging technique that can predict the efficiency of cardiac muscle cell differentiation from stem cells as a method of quality control for potential regenerative therapies.

27-Jul-2021 2:35 PM EDT
Heart Cell Protein Could Lead to New Treatments for Heart Failure and Recovery
University of Utah Health

A protein that helps regulate calcium signaling within heart cells could play a key role in preventing chronic heart failure, according to an international study led by University of Utah Health scientists. T The finding suggests that drugs and other therapeutic treatments targeting this protein could eventually help alleviate heart failure.

Newswise: From Chemical Graphs to Structures
Released: 28-Jul-2021 4:05 AM EDT
From Chemical Graphs to Structures
University of Vienna

Three-dimensional (3D) configurations of atoms dictate all materials properties. Quantitative predictions of accurate equilibrium structures, 3D coordinates of all atoms, from a chemical graph, a representation of the structural formula, is a challenging and computationally expensive task which is at the beginning of practically every computational chemistry workflow.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 11:25 PM EDT
What Organizations Get Wrong About Interruptions at Work
University of Illinois Chicago

It comes as no surprise that being interrupted at work by other people can have negative effects, like lowered productivity. But a study shows an upside to these interruptions at work: increased feelings of belonging.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 9:05 PM EDT
Penn-led Consortium Identifies More Genetic Markers for Inherited Testicular Cancer
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

A meta-analysis of nearly 200,000 men revealed 22 new genetic locations that could be susceptible to inherited testicular germ cell tumors.

Newswise: Earth’s Vital Signs Worsen Amid Business-as-Usual Climate Policy
27-Jul-2021 9:30 AM EDT
Earth’s Vital Signs Worsen Amid Business-as-Usual Climate Policy
University of Sydney

Twenty months after more than 11,000 scientists declared a global climate emergency, establishing a set of benchmarks for the planet’s health, an international coalition says its update on those vital signs “largely reflect the consequences of an unrelenting ‘business as usual’ approach to climate change policy”.

Newswise: International Collaboration Helps Refine Treatment for Childhood Leukemia
Released: 27-Jul-2021 6:05 PM EDT
International Collaboration Helps Refine Treatment for Childhood Leukemia
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Results from a large phase 3 noninferiority clinical trial definitively showed that vincristine and dexamethasone pulses can be eliminated in patients with low-risk disease. The findings were published today in The Lancet Oncology.

21-Jul-2021 4:05 PM EDT
20-Year Mayo Clinic Study Suggests Return to Play Is Manageable for Athletes with Most Genetic Heart Diseases
Mayo Clinic

Receiving the diagnosis of a genetic heart disease such as long QT syndrome, which can cause sudden cardiac death, has long been a game-ender for young athletes. But a 20-year study at Mayo Clinic following such athletes who were allowed to return to play suggests that the risks can be managed through a shared decision-making process. The retrospective study findings will be presented at the annual meeting of the Heart Rhythm Society on Tuesday, July 27, and simultaneously published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 3:50 PM EDT
Many Parents Still Believe Boys Are Better, More Competitive at Sports Than Girls
University of Michigan

Female Olympian handballers fined for playing in shorts instead of bikini bottoms. A female Paralympian told by a championship official that her shorts were "too short and inappropriate." Olympic women gymnasts, tired of feeling sexualized, opted for full-length unitards instead of bikini-cut leotards.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 3:45 PM EDT
Financial Barriers Fell for Some Cancer Survivors After Affordable Care Act
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Younger cancer survivors — those between ages 18 and 64 — faced fewer financial barriers to health care after the Affordable Care Act was implemented than they did before the landmark law took effect, University of Michigan researchers found.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 3:40 PM EDT
FSU Researchers Discover Pine Sap-Based Plastic, a Potential Change for Future of Sustainable Materials
Florida State University

Over the past 100 years, plastics and polymers have changed the way the world operates, from airplanes and automobiles to computers and cell phones — nearly all of which are composed of fossil fuel-based compounds. A Florida State University research team’s discovery of a new plastic derived from pine sap has the potential to be a gamechanger for new sustainable materials.

Newswise: How Argonne Research Is Illuminating How Energy Costs Vary Nationwide
Released: 27-Jul-2021 3:30 PM EDT
How Argonne Research Is Illuminating How Energy Costs Vary Nationwide
Argonne National Laboratory

Research at Argonne National Laboratory is helping to illuminate how energy costs vary throughout the United States.

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Newswise: Possible Future for Western Wildfires: Decade-Long Burst, Followed by Gradual Decline
Released: 27-Jul-2021 2:40 PM EDT
Possible Future for Western Wildfires: Decade-Long Burst, Followed by Gradual Decline
University of Washington

A model of the eastern California forests of the Sierra Nevada looks at the longer-term future of wildfires under future climate change scenarios. Results show an initial roughly decade-long burst of wildfire activity, followed by recurring fires of decreasing area — a pattern that could apply to other drought-prone regions of the West.

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Released: 27-Jul-2021 1:10 PM EDT
'Talking Drum' Shown to Accurately Mimic Speech Patterns of West African Language
Frontiers

Musicians such as Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton are considered virtuosos, guitarists who could make their instruments sing.

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Released: 27-Jul-2021 1:00 PM EDT
Lower-Wealth Volunteers Experience Greater Health Gains From Volunteering Than Wealthier Volunteers
Elsevier

Formal volunteering in later life is beneficial for both physical and psychological well-being.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 12:35 PM EDT
T cell response not critical for immune memory to SARS-CoV-2 or recovery from COVID-19
American Society for Microbiology (ASM)

New research conducted in monkeys reveals that T cells are not critical for the recovery of primates from acute COVID-19 infections.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 12:25 PM EDT
High Percentage of Positive Portrayals of Vaping on TikTok
BMJ

Positive portrayals of e-cigarettes and vaping are freely available without any age restrictions on TikTok--the video sharing platform--and have been viewed many times, finds research published online in the journal Tobacco Control.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 12:15 PM EDT
Leader Effectiveness May Depend on Emotional Expression
University of California, Riverside

Women leaders must often battle sexist stereotypes that label them “too emotional” for effective leadership.

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Released: 27-Jul-2021 11:45 AM EDT
mRNA Vaccinations vs COVID-19 Risk in Teens – Vaccinations are Safer
Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University researchers have demonstrated that the risk for myocarditis/pericarditis (heart inflammation) among male teens (12-17) diagnosed with COVID-19 is nearly 6 times higher than their combined risk following first and second doses of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccination. The risk for myocarditis/pericarditis among girls (ages 12-17) is 21 times greater from COVID-19 than from vaccines.

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Newswise: Berkeley Lab Optical Innovation Could Calm the Jitters of High-Power Lasers
Released: 27-Jul-2021 11:00 AM EDT
Berkeley Lab Optical Innovation Could Calm the Jitters of High-Power Lasers
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

The Berkeley Lab Laser Accelerator (BELLA) Center at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed and tested an innovative optical system to precisely measure and control the position and pointing angle of high-power laser beams with unprecedented accuracy – without interrupting or disturbing the beams. The new system will help users throughout the sciences get the most out of high-power lasers.

Newswise: Bioprinted 3D Cardiac Patches Could Reverse Scar Formation, Promote Myocardial Regeneration After Heart Attacks
26-Jul-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Bioprinted 3D Cardiac Patches Could Reverse Scar Formation, Promote Myocardial Regeneration After Heart Attacks
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Myocardial infarction, or heart attacks, play a large part in heart diseases and the necrosis of cardiac tissue. In APL Bioengineering, researchers take stock of stem cell-laden 3D-bioprinted cardiac patch technologies and their efficacy as a therapeutic and regenerative approach for ischemic cardiomyopathy in reversing scar formation and promoting myocardial regeneration. They explore types of candidate stem cells that possess cardiac regenerative potential and share updates on the challenging implementation of the state-of-the-art 3D-bioprinting approach.

Newswise: Genomic Test Could Help Predict Aggressive Disease in Men Newly Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer
Released: 27-Jul-2021 10:15 AM EDT
Genomic Test Could Help Predict Aggressive Disease in Men Newly Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A new, University of Michigan-led study analyzing data from more than 850 patients across the state of Michigan found a commercially available genomic test known as Decipher Biopsy may help identify patients who are at high risk of prostate cancer progression.

Newswise: ‘Frugal’ bees’ architecture skills could prove key for future structures
Released: 27-Jul-2021 10:05 AM EDT
‘Frugal’ bees’ architecture skills could prove key for future structures
Cornell University

New Cornell-led research finds honeybees are skilled architects who plan ahead and solve design challenges when constructing honeycombs, offering strategies that could benefit engineers.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 9:45 AM EDT
Twitter Study Tracks Early Days of COVID-19 Pandemic in U.S.
Binghamton University, State University of New York

Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York studied Twitter communications to understand the societal impact of COVID-19 in the United States during the early days of the pandemic.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 9:45 AM EDT
A First Report of COVID-19 Orbital Involvement Is Reported in the Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

A severe skin infection in the orbital area (around the eye) may represent an unusual complication of COVID-19, according to a patient report published in The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Newswise: Scientists Uncover How Decisions About What We See Are Relayed Back Through the Brain
Released: 27-Jul-2021 9:30 AM EDT
Scientists Uncover How Decisions About What We See Are Relayed Back Through the Brain
NIH, National Eye Institute (NEI)

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have discovered that decisions based on visual information, which involve a complex stream of data flowing forward and backwards along the brain’s visual pathways, is broadcast widely to neurons in the visual system, including to those that are not being used to make the decision.

Newswise: ‘Gut’ Instinct Helps Scientists Ensure Sea Turtles in Rehab Get a Proper Diet
Released: 27-Jul-2021 8:30 AM EDT
‘Gut’ Instinct Helps Scientists Ensure Sea Turtles in Rehab Get a Proper Diet
Florida Atlantic University

For debilitated sea turtles in rehab, part of the healing process is to provide a species-specific, balanced diet that provides nutrition similar to that of a wild diet. However, developing the right nutritionally balanced formula is challenging. To find answers, researchers followed their “gut” instinct.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Early Signs: Perceptual Distortions in Late-Teens Predict Psychotic Symptoms in Mid-Life
Binghamton University, State University of New York

Subtle differences in perception during late-teen years can predict the development of hallucinations, delusions, and, in some instances, psychosis later in life, according to research including faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Grow Tall, My Son: How Inheritance Laws Affect Child Height in India
Binghamton University, State University of New York

Inheritance laws in India are impacting the height of children in the country, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

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Released: 27-Jul-2021 7:00 AM EDT
Astro Issues Clinical Guideline on Radiation Therapy for Soft Tissue Sarcoma in Adults
American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

A new clinical guideline from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) provides guidance on radiation therapy for soft tissue sarcoma. Recommendations outline optimal radiation dosing, techniques and treatment planning, with a focus on preserving long-term functionality through individualized care.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 4:05 AM EDT
Attachment Style Secures Your Love During Lockdowns
University of Vienna

What constitutes good relationship quality in times of crisisRelationships are crucial for our health and well-being. But which factors help to sustain a satisfying relationship, and can we predict which relationships make it through a crisis? An international team led by Stephanie Eder of the University of Vienna set out to investigate these questions during a time when ‘hard lockdowns’ were introduced throughout Europe.

Released: 26-Jul-2021 6:05 PM EDT
Patients Report Long-Term Favorable Effects of Weight Loss Surgery in Their Daily Lives
Cleveland Clinic

A new analysis from the STAMPEDE trial shows that over the course of five years, patients who had bariatric and metabolic surgery to treat uncontrolled type 2 diabetes reported greater physical health, more energy, less body pain, and less negative effects of diabetes in their daily lives, compared with patients who had medical therapy alone for their diabetes. Long-term changes in psychosocial and emotional quality of life measures were not significantly different between the surgical and medical groups. The research was published in the Annals of Surgery.

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Released: 26-Jul-2021 4:45 PM EDT
65+ and Lonely? Don't Talk to Your Doctor About Another Prescription
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Lonely, older adults are nearly twice as likely to use opioids to ease pain and two-and-a-half times more likely to use sedatives and anti-anxiety medications, putting themselves at risk for drug dependency, impaired attention, falls and other accidents, and further cognitive impairment, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco.

Released: 26-Jul-2021 4:15 PM EDT
Two Types of Blood Pressure Meds Prevent Heart Events Equally, but Side Effects Differ
American Heart Association (AHA)

People who are just beginning treatment for high blood pressure can benefit equally from two different classes of medicine - angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) - yet ARBs may be less likely to cause medication side effects, according to an analysis of real-world data published today in Hypertension, an American Heart Association journal.

Newswise: Director Retention Does Not Necessarily Facilitate Post-Acquisition Firm Performance, Study Shows
Released: 26-Jul-2021 4:10 PM EDT
Director Retention Does Not Necessarily Facilitate Post-Acquisition Firm Performance, Study Shows
University of Notre Dame

John Busenbark, assistant professor of management at Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, examined how well firms fare in the period after they acquire a target firm, by empirically studying a factor that might impact post-acquisition value creation for the acquirer’s shareholders.

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Released: 26-Jul-2021 3:55 PM EDT
Development of a Novel Technology to Check Body Temperature with Smartphone Camera
National Research Council of Science & Technology

Thermal-imaging sensors that detect and capture images of the heat signatures of human bodies and other objects have recently sprung into use in thermostats to check facial temperatures in a contactless attempt to screen for COVID-19 at several building entrances.


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