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Children who play adventurously have better mental health, research finds
University of Exeter

Children who spend more time playing adventurously have lower symptoms of anxiety and depression, and were happier over the first Covid-19 lockdown, according to new research.

Newswise: Paleontologists have discovered the jaws of a rare bear in Taurida Cave
Released: 20-May-2022 5:05 PM EDT
Paleontologists have discovered the jaws of a rare bear in Taurida Cave
Ural Federal University

A group of paleontologists, included researchers from the Ural Federal University (UrFU), discovered the jaws of an Etruscan bear from the early Pleistocene period (2–1.5 million years ago) in the Taurida cave.

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Released: 20-May-2022 4:40 PM EDT
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) responsible for more than 100,000 deaths worldwide in children under five in 2019
Lancet

Acute lower respiratory infection caused by Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) contributes substantially to the global mortality burden in children, with RSV estimated to cause one in 50 deaths among children under five, and one in 28 deaths among children under six months.

Newswise: Cedars-Sinai’s Dean, Shlomo Melmed, MB, ChB, Honored for Contributions to Endocrine Research
Released: 20-May-2022 4:15 PM EDT
Cedars-Sinai’s Dean, Shlomo Melmed, MB, ChB, Honored for Contributions to Endocrine Research
Cedars-Sinai

Shlomo Melmed, MB, ChB, a world-renowned leader in pituitary medicine, was named the inaugural recipient of the Transatlantic Alliance Award by the European Society of Endocrinology (ESE) and the Endocrine Society for his pioneering research in pituitary medicine and endocrine tumors.

Newswise: What the new Jurassic Park movie gets wrong: Aerodynamic analysis causes a rethink of the biggest pterosaur
Released: 20-May-2022 4:05 PM EDT
What the new Jurassic Park movie gets wrong: Aerodynamic analysis causes a rethink of the biggest pterosaur
Nagoya University

One of the most exciting moments of the new Jurassic Park sequel, Jurassic World Dominion, is when the Quetzalcoatlus swoops down from the sky and attacks the heroes’ aircraft.

Newswise: Prehistoric faeces reveal parasites from feasting at Stonehenge
Released: 20-May-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Prehistoric faeces reveal parasites from feasting at Stonehenge
University of Cambridge

A new analysis of ancient faeces found at the site of a prehistoric village near Stonehenge has uncovered evidence of the eggs of parasitic worms, suggesting the inhabitants feasted on the internal organs of cattle and fed leftovers to their dogs.

Released: 20-May-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has jeopardized food supplies, despite Russian Foreign Minister's claim
Newswise

Russia's invasion of Ukraine is disrupting food supply chains and causing food shortages worldwide, particularly in the Middle East.

Released: 20-May-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Scientists reveal how seascapes of the ancient world shaped genetic structure of European populations
Trinity College Dublin

Trinity scientists, along with international colleagues, have explored the importance of sea travel in prehistory by examining the genomes of ancient Maltese humans and comparing these with the genomes of this period from across Europe.

Released: 20-May-2022 3:30 PM EDT
Satellites and drones can help save pollinators
University of Exeter

Satellites and drones can provide key information to protect pollinators, researchers say.

Newswise: Unraveling a Perplexing Explosive Process That Occurs Throughout the Universe
Released: 20-May-2022 3:25 PM EDT
Unraveling a Perplexing Explosive Process That Occurs Throughout the Universe
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Novel simulation brings extraordinary fast radio bursts into the laboratory in a way once thought impossible.

Released: 20-May-2022 3:25 PM EDT
Medicinal cannabis shown to reduce pain and need for opiate painkillers among cancer patients
Frontiers

A comprehensive assessment of the benefits of medical cannabis for cancer-related pain found that for most oncology patients, pain measures improved significantly, other cancer-related symptoms also decreased, the consumption of painkillers was reduced, and the side effects were minimal.

Newswise: ‘Moth motorways’ could help resist climate change impact
Released: 20-May-2022 3:10 PM EDT
‘Moth motorways’ could help resist climate change impact
University of Reading

Moths struggling to move north to adapt to climate change in the UK could be assisted by pinpointing areas where habitat restoration can give them a smoother journey.

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Released: 20-May-2022 2:30 PM EDT
IAFNS Announces Two New Summer Fellows to Study Lipids, Recycled Resins
Institute for the Advancement of Food and Nutrition Sciences

Now in its second year, IAFNS Summer Research Opportunity Fellowship Program supports the next generation of scientists.

Newswise: Neuromorphic memory device simulates neurons and synapses​
Released: 20-May-2022 2:20 PM EDT
Neuromorphic memory device simulates neurons and synapses​
The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

Researchers have reported a nano-sized neuromorphic memory device that emulates neurons and synapses simultaneously in a unit cell, another step toward completing the goal of neuromorphic computing designed to rigorously mimic the human brain with semiconductor devices.

Newswise: Scientists Gain Ground on Rare Congenital Neurological Disorder
Released: 20-May-2022 2:00 PM EDT
Scientists Gain Ground on Rare Congenital Neurological Disorder
Cedars-Sinai

Two recent discoveries co-led by scientists at Cedars-Sinai may help lead to new ways to treat patients with Allan-Herndon-Dudley syndrome (AHDS), a brain development disorder that causes severe intellectual disability and problems with movement.

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Released: 20-May-2022 1:55 PM EDT
Haywire T Cells Attack Protein In "Bad" Cholesterol
La Jolla Institute for Immunology

Detecting these T cells may lead to diagnostics to better detect heart disease—and disease severity.

Newswise: Snake trade in Indonesia is not sustainable enough -- but it could be
Released: 20-May-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Snake trade in Indonesia is not sustainable enough -- but it could be
Pensoft Publishers

Wildlife trade is a multi-million dollar industry. While some animals are traded legally, in compliance with legislation that aims to protect populations, wildlife trafficking continues to thrive in many places, threatening precious species with extinction.

Released: 20-May-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Trust in the police?
Goethe University Frankfurt

The murder of African-American George Floyd in May 2020 led to worldwide protests against police violence. Not least because of these developments, in Europe, too, the relationship between the police and ethnic minorities has been a hotly debated topic in the recent past.

Newswise: 'Traffic calming' boosts breeding on coral reefs
Released: 20-May-2022 12:40 PM EDT
'Traffic calming' boosts breeding on coral reefs
University of Exeter

Coral reef fish breed more successfully if motorboat noise is reduced, new research shows.

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Released: 20-May-2022 12:20 PM EDT
Using Math to Improve Your Workout
Universite de Montreal

Interval training is the best way to improve your cardiorespiratory fitness and overall sports performance. It works for everyone, from the elite athlete preparing for the Olympics to the regular weekend athlete to the patient who wants to improve their physical condition.

Released: 20-May-2022 12:05 PM EDT
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science to Celebrate Historic Commencement with Combined Ceremony
Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic is celebrating the graduation of the next generation of physicians and scientists. In a combined ceremony on Sunday, May 22, students will receive degrees conferred by Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine and Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Forty-one new physicians will join the prestigious Mayo Clinic alumni, with six receiving both medical and doctoral degrees and 30 new biomedical scientists receiving doctoral degrees. In addition, 28 students will receive master’s degrees.

Newswise: Rutgers Researchers Will Provide Antibody Testing to Help Study Long COVID in Children 
Released: 20-May-2022 12:05 PM EDT
Rutgers Researchers Will Provide Antibody Testing to Help Study Long COVID in Children 
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers will provide antibody testing to help determine the incidence and long-term effects of COVID-19 in children as part of an initiative by the National Institutes of Health.  

Newswise: Study: App More Accurate Than Patient Evaluation of Stool Samples
Released: 20-May-2022 12:05 PM EDT
Study: App More Accurate Than Patient Evaluation of Stool Samples
Cedars-Sinai

An innovative mobile phone application was found to be as good as expert gastroenterologists at characterizing stool specimens, according to a study by Cedars-Sinai. The artificial intelligence (AI) used in the smartphone app also outperformed reports by patients describing their stool specimens.

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Released: 20-May-2022 11:40 AM EDT
Gun ownership and homicide in the U.S.: a stronger correlation
Universite de Montreal

In 2017, there were nearly 40,000 gun-related deaths in the United States, including homicides and suicides.

Newswise: Fear, Social Context (Not Mental Illness) Fuel Violent Extremist Views
Released: 20-May-2022 11:15 AM EDT
Fear, Social Context (Not Mental Illness) Fuel Violent Extremist Views
DePaul University

Christine Reyna is director of the Social and Intergroup Perception Lab at DePaul University, where researchers examine how individuals and groups legitimize and leverage prejudice and discrimination to maintain status, cultural values and systems that benefit one's own groups — often at the expense of others.

Newswise: Superconductivity and Charge Density Waves Caught Intertwining at the Nanoscale
Released: 20-May-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Superconductivity and Charge Density Waves Caught Intertwining at the Nanoscale
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Scientists discover superconductivity and charge density waves are intrinsically interconnected at the nanoscopic level, a new understanding that could help lead to the next generation of electronics and computers.

Newswise: Risk Factors Identified for Autoimmune Hepatitis After Liver Transplant
Released: 20-May-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Risk Factors Identified for Autoimmune Hepatitis After Liver Transplant
UT Southwestern Medical Center

A multicenter study performed by a large international consortium that includes UT Southwestern has outlined a set of risk factors and outcomes for patients with autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) that recurs after liver transplantation. The findings, published in the Journal of Hepatology, represent a first step toward better managing and potentially preventing this uncommon condition.

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Released: 20-May-2022 10:25 AM EDT
Uncovering new details of the brain's first line of defense
Kyushu University

Thanks to over a century of modern neuroscience, we have made significant strides in our understanding of the brain.

Newswise: Researchers have developed a potential super wheat for salty soils
Released: 20-May-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Researchers have developed a potential super wheat for salty soils
University of Gothenburg

Researchers at the University of Gothenburg have developed several new varieties of wheat that tolerate soils with higher salt concentrations.

Released: 20-May-2022 9:45 AM EDT
Insomnia in midlife may manifest as cognitive problems in retirement age
University of Helsinki

The Helsinki Health Study at the University of Helsinki investigated the development of insomnia symptoms in midlife and their effects on memory, learning ability and concentration after retirement. The follow-up period was 15–17 years.

Newswise: Yale Scientists Develop Precision Medicine Approach to Metabolic Therapy for Breast Cancer
Released: 20-May-2022 9:45 AM EDT
Yale Scientists Develop Precision Medicine Approach to Metabolic Therapy for Breast Cancer
Yale Cancer Center

Scientists at Yale Cancer Center have found that patients with breast cancer and high levels of insulin in the blood may be responsive to metabolism-targeting treatments, which in turn may improve the effectiveness of subsequent chemotherapy treatments.

Released: 20-May-2022 9:20 AM EDT
Treat Implicit Bias as a Public Health Problem, New Report Recommends
Association for Psychological Science

To turn the tide on the biases that perpetuate social injustice, the latest issue of Psychological Science in the Public Interest recommends that governments and institutions treat implicit bias as a public-health problem.

Newswise: University of Minnesota Student Uses Tiktok Dance Videos to Solve Problems in Computer Vision and Machine Learning
Released: 20-May-2022 9:00 AM EDT
University of Minnesota Student Uses Tiktok Dance Videos to Solve Problems in Computer Vision and Machine Learning
University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering

What if we used TikTok as a tool to further scientific research? University of Minnesota computer science Ph.D. student Yasamin Jafarian is doing just that, using data from the app to create more realistic 3D digital avatars.

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Released: 20-May-2022 8:55 AM EDT
Two Chula Projects Shortlisted in THE Award Asia 2022 for Technological Innovation and Support for Students
Chulalongkorn University

Two of Chulalongkorn University’s projects, have been internationally recognized and shortlisted for the “THE Award Asia 2022” in the categories of “Technological or Digital Innovation of the Year” and “Outstanding Support for Students”.

Newswise: Chula UDC Creates QR Braille: a QR Code Locator for the Blind
Released: 20-May-2022 8:55 AM EDT
Chula UDC Creates QR Braille: a QR Code Locator for the Blind
Chulalongkorn University

The Center of Excellence in Universal Design, Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University, now holds a patent for “QR Braille” and given a certificate of invention from the Department of Intellectual Property in Thailand.

Newswise: Innovation Takes Off at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Released: 20-May-2022 8:05 AM EDT
Innovation Takes Off at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), the world’s largest independent institution specifically focused on ocean science, engineering, and education, today announced the establishment of the George and Wendy David Center for Ocean Innovation, the latest in a series of new initiatives aimed at cementing WHOI’s position as a national leader in ocean innovation and laying the foundation for a future of scientific discoveries, breakthrough technologies, and unparalleled advances on land and at sea.

Released: 20-May-2022 8:05 AM EDT
Mindfulness as a key to success in psychotherapy
University of Vienna

Mindfulness is the ability to focus one’s attention on the present moment and to approach the resulting impressions, thoughts, and feelings with curiosity, openness, and acceptance.

Newswise: National 'Acuity Circles' Policy Leads to Delays in Liver Donor Procurements
Released: 20-May-2022 7:05 AM EDT
National 'Acuity Circles' Policy Leads to Delays in Liver Donor Procurements
University of Miami Health System, Miller School of Medicine

A national policy change to facilitate the broader sharing of donor livers through “acuity circles” has resulted in procurement delays, according to a researcher at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Newswise: Physics Today: Science Suffers Inside Vacuum of War
Released: 20-May-2022 7:05 AM EDT
Physics Today: Science Suffers Inside Vacuum of War
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

In Physics Today, science writer Toni Feder describes the impact of war on Ukrainian and Russian scientists in the June issue cover article, “In Ukraine, science will need rebuilding postwar; in Russia, its isolation could endure.”

Released: 20-May-2022 7:00 AM EDT
Grant from Research to Prevent Blindness and Castle Biosciences Supports Medical Student Research in Ocular Cancer
Research to Prevent Blindness

Research to Prevent Blindness and Castle Biosciences today announced that they are partnering to increase opportunities for medical students to gain research experiences, specifically in the field of ocular cancer.

Newswise:Video Embedded designers-find-better-solutions-with-computer-assistance-but-sacrifice-creative-touch
VIDEO
Released: 20-May-2022 3:05 AM EDT
Designers Find Better Solutions with Computer Assistance, but Sacrifice Creative Touch
Aalto University

A computer-guided approach to design can propose more solutions and balance out human inexperience and design fixation.


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