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Newswise: Revolutionizing Batteries: Coffee Grounds Power High-Performance Sodium-Ion Anodes
Release date: 26-Feb-2024 7:15 AM EST
Revolutionizing Batteries: Coffee Grounds Power High-Performance Sodium-Ion Anodes
Chinese Academy of Sciences

This study unveils a breakthrough in battery technology, utilizing coffee grounds to produce high-performance P-doped hard carbon anodes for sodium-ion batteries. The optimal doping level of phosphorus (2M H3PO4) enhances electrochemical performance, resulting in a remarkable reversible capacity of 341 mAh g-1 at 20 mA g-1 and an 83% initial Coulombic efficiency. The material's porous structure, increased interlayer spacing, and C-P bonds contribute to its outstanding performance, marking a promising advancement in sustainable energy storage solutions.

Release date: 26-Feb-2024 7:05 AM EST
USU Dean Eric Elster Named Distinguished Member of American College of Surgeons Excelsior Surgical Society
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Dr. Eric Elster, professor and dean of the Uniformed Services University’s F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, has been named a Distinguished Member of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Excelsior Surgical Society, in recognition of his pioneering leadership and remarkable contributions to military surgical readiness.

Newswise: High production of polyols using crude glycerol by wild-type safe yeasts
Release date: 26-Feb-2024 7:05 AM EST
High production of polyols using crude glycerol by wild-type safe yeasts
Chinese Academy of Sciences

Utilization of crude glycerol generated as a by-product from biodiesel production process, for the production of high value-added products, represents an opportunity to overcome the negative impact of low glycerol prices in the biodiesel industry. In the present investigation, alternative ways of valorization of crude glycerol have been provided, by using this renewable material as substrate by natural yeasts of the Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) species Yarrowia lipolytica.

Newswise: ISPOR International Panel Calls for Consensus on Medication Adherence Measures
Released: 26-Feb-2024 4:05 AM EST
ISPOR International Panel Calls for Consensus on Medication Adherence Measures
ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research announced the publication of a new report from the ISPOR Medication Adherence and Persistence Special Interest Group revealing significant inconsistencies in how researchers measure the effectiveness of interventions aimed at improving medication adherence. The report, “A Systematic Review of Outcomes for Assessment of Medication Adherence Enhancing Interventions: An ISPOR Special Interest Group Report” was published in the February 2024 issue of Value in Health.

Newswise: Plant seed and fruit analysis from the biblical home of Goliath sheds unprecedented light on Philistine ritual practices
Release date: 26-Feb-2024 2:05 AM EST
Plant seed and fruit analysis from the biblical home of Goliath sheds unprecedented light on Philistine ritual practices
Bar-Ilan University

While many aspects of Philistine culture are well-documented, the specifics of Philistine religious practices and deities have long remained shrouded in mystery. The study by Frumin et al. on "Plant-Related Philistine Ritual Practices at Biblical Gath," recently published in Scientific Reports by researchers at Bar-Ilan University, contributes valuable new data to our understanding of the Philistine's ritual practices. The discovery of numerous plants in two temples unearthed at the site unraveled unprecedented insights into Philistine cultic rituals and beliefs – their temple food ingredients, timing of ceremonies, and plants for temple decoration.

Newswise: Upcycling fish scales for water pollution control and encryption
Release date: 26-Feb-2024 1:05 AM EST
Upcycling fish scales for water pollution control and encryption
National University of Singapore (NUS)

Physicists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have developed a novel method of repurposing fish scale waste to act as a bio-adsorbant to effectively remove the pollutant Rhodamine B from water, and a material for information encryption.

Newswise: Yoga provides unique cognitive benefits to older women at risk of Alzheimer’s disease, study finds
Released: 26-Feb-2024 12:05 AM EST
Yoga provides unique cognitive benefits to older women at risk of Alzheimer’s disease, study finds
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

A new UCLA Health study found Kundalini yoga provided several benefits to cognition and memory for older women at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease including restoring neural pathways, preventing brain matter decline and reversing aging and inflammation-associated biomarkers – improvements not seen in a group who received standard memory training exercises.

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Newswise: Targeting inflammatory protein could help treat severe asthma
Release date: 25-Feb-2024 6:05 PM EST
Targeting inflammatory protein could help treat severe asthma
University of South Australia

Australian scientists have revealed a promising new treatment for severe asthma, targeting a protein that controls inflammation and scarring of the airways.

Newswise: Navigating the Depths: Exploration in Underwater Navigation Using Acoustic Beacons
Release date: 25-Feb-2024 8:05 AM EST
Navigating the Depths: Exploration in Underwater Navigation Using Acoustic Beacons
Chinese Academy of Sciences

New exploration in underwater navigation, a team from the Naval University of Engineering in Wuhan, China, has created novel algorithms that rectify inertial errors using sparse acoustic signals. This exploration offers novel method for the issue of underwater navigation , where traditional satellite systems are ineffective due to their signals' inability to penetrate water effectively.

Newswise: Shaping the Future: A New Technique for Sorting Micro-Particles Unveiled
Release date: 24-Feb-2024 8:05 AM EST
Shaping the Future: A New Technique for Sorting Micro-Particles Unveiled
Chinese Academy of Sciences

Thanks to the rapid progress in tiny tech, we've been mainly using microfluidics to sort tiny particles by size. But now, there's a new way to sort them by shape, which could be a big deal for medical tests and chemistry. This study shows off a new method using sound waves to separate oddly shaped particles from round ones, without needing any labels. This breakthrough could lead to better ways to deliver drugs or diagnose diseases by offering a smarter approach to sort these tiny particles.

Released: 24-Feb-2024 7:05 AM EST
The Academy for Eating Disorders announces the 2024 International Conference on Eating Disorders Awardees
Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)

The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) announces annual award recipients to be honored at the 2024 International Conference on Eating Disorders. The AED awards celebrate individuals who have shown exceptional dedication and achievement in the international eating disorder field.

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Newswise: Markey study shows expanded cancer gene testing feasible, beneficial for patients
Released: 23-Feb-2024 9:05 PM EST
Markey study shows expanded cancer gene testing feasible, beneficial for patients
University of Kentucky

A new University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center study published in JCO Precision Oncology demonstrates a feasible way to expand germline genetic testing for patients with cancer.

Released: 23-Feb-2024 8:05 PM EST
Mindfulness at work protects against stress and burnout
University of Nottingham

A new study has revealed that employees who are more mindful in the digital workplace are better protected against stress, anxiety and overload.

Released: 23-Feb-2024 8:05 PM EST
Patient mindset training helps care teams
Stanford University

A new study from Stanford University, published Jan. 19 in Patient Education and Counseling, evaluates the effectiveness of patient mindset training on provider learning and behavior.

Newswise: Scientists closer to solving mysteries of universe after measuring gravity in quantum world
Released: 23-Feb-2024 8:05 PM EST
Scientists closer to solving mysteries of universe after measuring gravity in quantum world
University of Southampton

Scientists are a step closer to unravelling the mysterious forces of the universe after working out how to measure gravity on a microscopic level.

Released: 23-Feb-2024 8:05 PM EST
Researchers explore whether gut microbes cause some COVID-19 patients to have higher blood clot risk
Cell Press

A gut microbial metabolite called 2-methylbutyrylcarnitine (2MBC) plays a role in exacerbating thrombosis -- the formation of blood clots – researchers report February 23rd in the journal Cell Metabolism.

Newswise: Revolutionary brain stimulation technique shows promise for treating brain disorders
Released: 23-Feb-2024 8:05 PM EST
Revolutionary brain stimulation technique shows promise for treating brain disorders
Institute for Basic Science

The human brain's adaptability to internal and external changes, known as neural plasticity, forms the foundation for understanding cognitive functions like memory and learning, as well as various neurological disorders.

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Released: 23-Feb-2024 6:05 PM EST
New Cedars-Sinai Study Pinpoints Why Some Injured Kidneys Do Not Heal
Cedars-Sinai

Cedars-Sinai investigators have discovered why some injured kidneys heal while others develop scarring that can lead to kidney failure. Their findings, detailed in a paper published in the peer-reviewed journal Science, could lead to the development of noninvasive tests to detect kidney scarring and, eventually, new therapies to reverse the condition.

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Newswise: U’s Red Butte Press releases unique fine arts book
Released: 23-Feb-2024 4:05 PM EST
U’s Red Butte Press releases unique fine arts book
University of Utah

Oracle Bones is a fine press artists’ book published by the Red Butte Press, part of the Book Arts Program at the Marriott Library. The book contains text by Terry Tempest Williams and prints from woodblocks by Gaylord Schanilec, both produced for this edition and not previously published elsewhere.

Newswise: People With Incarceration History Less Likely to Receive Health Care, Including Cancer Screening in the U.S.
Released: 23-Feb-2024 4:05 PM EST
People With Incarceration History Less Likely to Receive Health Care, Including Cancer Screening in the U.S.
American Cancer Society (ACS)

A new study led by researchers at the American Cancer Society (ACS) shows people with an incarceration history had worse access to and receipt of healthcare, including physical exams, blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol tests, as well as dental check-ups and breast and colorectal cancer screenings compared with people without incarceration history in the United States. The findings are published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Health Forum.

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Released: 23-Feb-2024 3:05 PM EST
Expert says West Coast flooding, mudslides remain threat from multiple large winter storms
Virginia Tech

As California and the west coast stare down yet another major winter storm, the threat of devastating flooding and mudslides is even more urgent. Drew Ellis, a climate science and meteorology expert at Virginia Tech, explains what causes these conditions.

23-Feb-2024 3:05 PM EST
Shifting focus: Investigators describe changes to pancreatic β cell at onset of Type 1 Diabetes
Joslin Diabetes Center

About eight million people live with Type 1 diabetes (T1D) worldwide, a chronic autoimmune condition in which the body attacks and destroys its own insulin-producing β-cells (pronounced “beta”) in the pancreas, leading to a lack of insulin and inability to regulate blood sugar. It’s not known why the body suddenly perceives its own β-cells as the enemy; some lines of evidence suggest environmental factors such as viral infections may trigger the onset of T1D, others suggest genetics may also play some role. Groundbreaking research by investigators at Joslin Diabetes Center sheds new light on the specific changes β-cells go through at the onset of T1D. Their findings—published in Nature Cell Biology—offer new avenues for targeted interventions for the chronic autoimmune condition.

Newswise: Expanding Federal Programs May Help to Increase the Behavioral Health Workforce
Released: 23-Feb-2024 3:05 PM EST
Expanding Federal Programs May Help to Increase the Behavioral Health Workforce
Stony Brook University

In a new paper published in the American Psychiatric Association’s Psychiatric Services, Stony Brook University IDEA Fellow, Briana Last, PhD, and co-authors provide a comprehensive review of one federal policy that has been increasingly used to address the country’s behavioral health provider shortage crisis: loan repayment programs (LRPs).

Newswise: Nanoscale Engineers Receive $1.2 Million to Prevent Surface Pathogens
Released: 23-Feb-2024 3:05 PM EST
Nanoscale Engineers Receive $1.2 Million to Prevent Surface Pathogens
Stony Brook University

UT Battelle LLC, a management contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science, has awarded $1.2 million to Stony Brook University researchers for a study to test surface pathogen prevention.

Released: 23-Feb-2024 2:45 PM EST
MD Anderson acquires inducible switch technologies for cell therapy
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

MD Anderson has acquired certain assets from Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. related to the CaspaCIDE switch and GoCAR platforms. As a result, MD Anderson may incorporate these technologies into its own cell therapy programs as well as make them available for licensing to interested parties.

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Newswise: UTHealth Houston named first-ever SCN2A Multidisciplinary Center by FamilieSCN2A Foundation
Released: 23-Feb-2024 2:05 PM EST
UTHealth Houston named first-ever SCN2A Multidisciplinary Center by FamilieSCN2A Foundation
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

In recognition of its expertise in treating SCN2A-related neurological disorders, UTHealth Houston has been designated as the first SCN2A Multidisciplinary Center by the FamilieSCN2A Foundation, the largest global advocacy organization for the group of disorders.

Newswise: ACSM Announces 2024 Certified Professional of the Year
Released: 23-Feb-2024 2:05 PM EST
ACSM Announces 2024 Certified Professional of the Year
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Brian Cleven, M.S., ACSM-CEP, LAT has been named the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Professional of the Year for 2024. Cleven received the award today during the 2024 IDEA & ACSM Health & Fitness Summit in Chicago, IL.

Newswise:Video Embedded measles-makes-a-comeback-what-parents-need-to-know
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Released: 23-Feb-2024 2:05 PM EST
Measles Makes a Comeback: What Parents Need to Know
Cedars-Sinai

A highly contagious childhood disease once eradicated by vaccination has made a comeback.

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Newswise: Vlasov and Bashir groups develop nanoscale device for brain chemistry analysis
Released: 23-Feb-2024 2:05 PM EST
Vlasov and Bashir groups develop nanoscale device for brain chemistry analysis
University Of Illinois Grainger College Of Engineering

The device, developed by researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, is silicon-based and takes advantage of techniques developed for microelectronics manufacturing.

   
Newswise: Political expert on what the GOP South Carolina primary means for Nikki Haley, Donald Trump
Released: 23-Feb-2024 2:05 PM EST
Political expert on what the GOP South Carolina primary means for Nikki Haley, Donald Trump
Virginia Tech

The Republican race for a candidate to take on President Joe Biden in November’s election continues to be a two-person show, with Saturday’s South Carolina primary the latest stage. Virginia Tech political expert Caitlin Jewitt answers questions about the shape of the race through the South Carolina primary, the Super Tuesday contest on March 5, and beyond.

Newswise: First-in-humans discovery reveals brain chemicals working behind the scenes during decision-making
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23-Feb-2024 2:05 PM EST
First-in-humans discovery reveals brain chemicals working behind the scenes during decision-making
Virginia Tech

The idea that people make decisions based on social context is not a new one in neural economic games. But now, for the first time, researchers publishing in Nature Human Behavior show the impact of the social context may spring from the dynamic interactions of dopamine and serotonin. Researchers built carbon-fiber electrodes that were implanted in patients receiving Deep Brain Stimulation surgery. The method allows researchers to measure more than one neurotransmitter at a time, revealing a dance that has never been seen before

   
Newswise: Global warming increases the diversity of active soil bacteria
Released: 23-Feb-2024 2:00 PM EST
Global warming increases the diversity of active soil bacteria
University of Vienna

Warmer soils harbour a greater diversity of active microbes, according to a new study from researchers at the Centre for Microbiology and Environmental Systems Science (CeMESS) at the University of Vienna. The study, published in Science Advances, represents a significant shift in our understanding of how microbial activity in the soil influences the global carbon cycle and possible feedback mechanisms on the climate. Until now, scientists have assumed that higher soil temperatures accelerate the growth of microbes, thus increasing the release of carbon into the atmosphere. However, this increased release of carbon is actually caused by the activation of previously dormant bacteria.

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Released: 23-Feb-2024 1:05 PM EST
NJIT Marketing Experts Measure Brain Waves and Skin Current to Predict Emotions
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)

Machines still can’t think, but now they can validate your feelings, based on new research from New Jersey Institute of Technology Assistant Professor Jorge Fresneda.

   
Newswise: 'Invaluable' program gives respite to parents of children with special needs
Released: 23-Feb-2024 1:05 PM EST
'Invaluable' program gives respite to parents of children with special needs
University of Rhode Island

The program, organized by URI College of Nursing Professor Chris McGrane, provides respite care for parents of children with special needs, at no cost to them. For four hours every Saturday afternoon, McGrane and her team of URI students, take care of children with special needs, giving parents a chance to take a break from the sometimes daunting responsibilities of care.



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