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Released: 31-May-2023 3:15 PM EDT
New App Uses AI to Enable Anyone to Make Musical Mashups
Georgia Institute of Technology

Mixboard is a tablet application that lets users without musical or editing experience create the songs of their dreams.

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Released: 31-May-2023 2:35 PM EDT
When the media believe that a firm is really green
Bocconi University

When firms make their environmental policies public, they can get favorable media coverage only if their narrative carefully articulates signals of conformity (actions aimed at complying with existing norms) and distinctiveness (the adoption of a recognizably uncommon behavior).

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Released: 30-May-2023 11:10 AM EDT
Webb Maps Surprisingly Large Plume Jetting From Saturn’s Moon Enceladus
Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

Enceladus—a tiny, icy moon of Saturn—is one of the most intriguing objects in the search for signs of life beyond our own planet.

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Released: 25-May-2023 5:05 PM EDT
Glaucoma Research Foundation Celebrates 45 Years of Scientific Innovation
Glaucoma Research Foundation

Donors, patients, the board of directors, and volunteers joined together to mark an important milestone in Glaucoma Research Foundation’s history of innovation and collaboration. Ruth Williams, MD, Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors, was the keynote speaker.

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Released: 25-May-2023 3:05 PM EDT
LJI-led team wins top Nucleate honors for virus vaccine development proposal
La Jolla Institute for Immunology

A San Diego team, led by scientists at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI), has won the top prizes in the Nucleate Activator competition. Out of 1,000 initial competitors, the LJI team advanced to the final four teams and swept all the prizes they entered for. Their winning research proposal outlines how scientists could stop dengue virus and Zika virus by developing sophisticated vaccines that activate both B cells and T cells.

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Released: 25-May-2023 2:35 PM EDT
Long-Duration Energy Storage: The Time Is Now
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Findings in a new PNNL report show long-duration energy storage will be a necessity in decarbonizing the grid and recommends the planning and procurement process to identify those needs start immediately.

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Released: 25-May-2023 12:45 PM EDT
New framework for super-resolution ultrasound
Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology

Researchers at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign used deep learning to develop a new framework for super-resolution ultrasound.

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Released: 25-May-2023 11:55 AM EDT
Induction of a torpor-like state with ultrasound
Washington University in St. Louis

Some animals preserve energy and heat by going into torpor, during which body temperature and metabolic rate drop, similar to hibernation. WashU researchers have safely and noninvasively induced such a state in mice and rats using ultrasound. Their work could help people with health conditions and astronauts.

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Released: 25-May-2023 9:00 AM EDT
Certain cancers will likely rise exponentially due to COVID-19 screening delays
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Delays in cancer screening during the COVID-19 pandemic will likely cause a significant increase in cancer cases that could have been caught earlier with screening, and may now be diagnosed at later stages, according to a new research article published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

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Released: 23-May-2023 5:20 PM EDT
ASU-designed fiber-reinforced concrete speeds up Phoenix rapid transit construction
Arizona State University (ASU)

Using fiber-reinforced concrete (FAC) to replace rebar in construction projects reduces time, costs and worker safety issues.

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Released: 23-May-2023 10:50 AM EDT
Element creation in the lab deepens understanding of surface explosions on neutron stars
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Scientists working in the lab have produced a signature nuclear reaction that occurs on the surface of a neutron star gobbling mass from a companion star. Their achievement improves understanding of stellar processes generating diverse nuclear isotopes.

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Released: 23-May-2023 10:00 AM EDT
NASA's Hubble Hunts for Intermediate-Sized Black Hole Close to Home
Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

Astronomers using Hubble have identified some of the best evidence yet for an intermediate-mass black hole weighing roughly 800 times our Sun's mass that may be lurking in the heart of the closest globular star cluster to Earth. The suspected black hole can’t be seen directly, but the motion of stars moving around the black hole betrays its presence.

Newswise:Video Embedded live-press-conference-for-may-22-health-disparities-in-pulmonary-medicine
Released: 23-May-2023 7:00 AM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Health Disparities in Pulmonary Medicine Live from the American Thoracic Society 2023 Annual Meeting

Are marginalized groups slipping through the cracks when it comes to lung cancer prevention? Pulmonologists looked into this question and will present their conclusions and recommendations in a live-stream Q&A direct from the annual meeting of the American Thoracic Society.

Newswise:Video Embedded study-new-device-gently-diverts-esophagus-making-heart-ablations-safer
Released: 22-May-2023 2:00 PM EDT
Study: New device gently diverts esophagus, making heart ablations safer
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

A new device invented with the help of an electrophysiologist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center makes a heart procedure safer for patients suffering from atrial fibrillation (AFib), a common irregular heart rhythm.

Newswise:Video Embedded development-of-self-healing-lens-material-to-prevent-traffic-accidents-in-self-driving-cars
Released: 22-May-2023 12:00 AM EDT
Development of self-healing lens material to prevent traffic accidents in self-driving cars
National Research Council of Science and Technology

The Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT) research team developed a material that heals scratches on the sensor of an autonomous vehicle.

Newswise:Video Embedded drones-fly-low-and-slow-for-radiation-detection
Released: 18-May-2023 6:10 PM EDT
Drones Fly Low and Slow for Radiation Detection
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Unoccupied aerial vehicles, better known as drones, have rapidly advanced from a quirky, high-flying novelty to a versatile workhorse.

Newswise:Video Embedded forgetfulness-even-fatal-cases-can-happen-to-anyone-study-shows
Released: 18-May-2023 2:05 PM EDT
Forgetfulness, even fatal cases, can happen to anyone, study shows
University of Notre Dame

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame set out to understand how and why forgetfulness can occur — whether it be forgetting your cellphone or, even worse, forgetting your child in the backseat of the car. Nathan Rose, the William P. and Hazel B. White Assistant Professor of Brain, Behavior and Cognition in the Department of Psychology, set up an experiment to better understand this lapse in what researchers call prospective memory, or the ability to remember critical but routine behaviors.

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Released: 18-May-2023 1:05 PM EDT
Incredible events taking place in 2023 in the area of Artificial Intelligence
University of West Florida

Associate Vice President Dr. Eman El-Sheikh talks about the current and potential future impacts of Artificial Intelligence.

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17-May-2023 4:25 PM EDT
Un criadero estelar de luces y sombras
Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA)

Un instante de la enorme nube interestelar de formación de estrellas Lupus 3, capturado por la Cámara de Energía Oscura de 570-megapíxeles desde el Observatorio de Cerro Tololo de NOIRLab, en Chile. La brillante región central de esta nube en expansión revela un par de jóvenes estrellas brotando desde sus capullos de polvo y gas para iluminar la nebulosa de reflexión conocida como Bernes 149. El contraste de luces entre estas regiones hacen de este objeto uno de los principales lugares para la investigación sobre formación estelar.

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17-May-2023 4:20 PM EDT
Radiant Protostars and Shadowy Clouds Clash in Stellar Nursery

The massive, star-forming interstellar cloud Lupus 3 is captured with the 570-megapixel US Department of Energy-fabricated Dark Energy Camera at NSF’s NOIRLab’s Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile. The dazzling central region of this sprawling cloud reveals a pair of infant stars bursting from their natal cocoons of dust and gas to illuminate the reflection nebula known as Bernes 149. These contrasting regions make this object a prime target of research on star formation.

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Released: 17-May-2023 5:10 PM EDT
FSU faculty available to comment for 2023 hurricane season
Florida State University

By: Bill Wellock | Published: May 17, 2023 | 3:32 pm | SHARE: From the atmospheric disturbances that generate them to the insurance market that helps in their aftermath, there is much to understand about hurricanes.Florida State University faculty are world leaders in the study of hurricanes, the effects of these destructive storms and solutions for mitigating their impacts.

Newswise:Video Embedded cash-or-card-consumers-pay-strategically-to-forget-guilty-purchases-study-shows
Released: 17-May-2023 3:40 PM EDT
Cash or card? Consumers pay strategically to forget guilty purchases, study shows
University of Notre Dame

New research from Christopher Bechler, assistant professor of marketing in the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, takes a first-time look into how consumers choose between using cash or credit cards, and shows they pay strategically to help them forget about guilty purchases. 

Newswise:Video Embedded study-using-novel-approach-for-glioblastoma-treatment-shows-promising-results-extending-survival
Released: 16-May-2023 8:05 PM EDT
Study using novel approach for glioblastoma treatment shows promising results, extending survival
University Health Network (UHN)

A new international study published in and presented as a late-breaking abstract at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) annual conference, shows great promise for patients with glioblastoma. Drs. Farshad Nassiri and Gelareh Zadeh, neurosurgeons and scientists at the University Health Network (UHN) in Toronto, published the results of a Phase 1/2 clinical trial investigating the safety and effectiveness of a novel therapy which combines the injection of an oncolytic virus – a virus that targets and kills cancer cells – directly into the tumour, with intravenous immunotherapy.

Newswise:Video Embedded nei-scientists-publish-recipe-for-making-blood-vessel-cells-from-patient-stem-cells
Released: 16-May-2023 9:30 AM EDT
NEI Scientists publish recipe for making blood vessel cells from patient stem cells
NIH, National Eye Institute (NEI)

Researchers at NIH’s National Eye Institute have published a detailed protocol for making three cell types that are key components to form blood vessels and capillaries.

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Released: 16-May-2023 8:55 AM EDT
Chula the Hero
Chulalongkorn University

At Chulalongkorn University, we are dedicated to develop innovations to address social concerns and create a better society. Our focus is to work towards the knowledge transfer and well-being for Thailand and the world. Learn more about our Heroes, their inspiration, developments, innovations and impact.

Newswise:Video Embedded qa-update-on-mifepristone-federal-court-actions
Released: 15-May-2023 8:30 PM EDT
Q&A: Update on mifepristone, federal court actions
University of Washington School of Medicine and UW Medicine

Dr. Sarah Prager looks at the impacts of recent federal court rulings on Washington state and nearby states, as well as the impact of rulings on miscarriage care.

Newswise:Video Embedded spotlight-maternal-mental-health-month
Released: 15-May-2023 4:10 PM EDT
Spotlight: Maternal Mental Health Month

Most new mothers experience one or more changes in their mood before childbirth and for two weeks after the baby arrives.

Newswise:Video Embedded commentary-in-science-europe-s-old-forests-at-risk
Released: 15-May-2023 2:20 PM EDT
Commentary in Science: Europe’s Old Forests at Risk
University of Vermont

Walking along a steep ridge, under large hemlock trees, ten miles outside of Burlington, Vermont—Bill Keeton is worrying about Europe’s remaining old forests. He’s so concerned, in fact, that he and some colleagues wrote a letter to the journal Science—published on May 5, 2023—calling for rapid action to protect them.

Newswise:Video Embedded stop-the-bleed-is-the-cpr-of-bleeding
Released: 15-May-2023 10:00 AM EDT
STOP THE BLEED Is the ‘CPR of Bleeding’
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Dr. David Shapiro describes the STOP THE BLEED® program and how he has seen the program make a direct impact in his community.

Newswise:Video Embedded asoci-ndose-con-familias-de-pacientes-para-proporcionar-un-mejor-cuidado-para-todos
Released: 15-May-2023 9:00 AM EDT
Asociándose con familias de pacientes para proporcionar un mejor cuidado para todos
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Los pacientes del CHLA y sus familias son socios imprescindibles para conseguir el cambio y prestar cuidados de primera clase. Cada año se llevan a cabo docenas de presentaciones en el Children's Hospital Los Angeles para asegurar que sus expertos siguen a la última respecto a los descubrimientos científicos y los avances clínicos.

Newswise:Video Embedded researchers-use-3d-models-to-investigate-bacteria-movement
Released: 12-May-2023 10:05 AM EDT
Researchers use 3D models to investigate bacteria movement
Florida State University

In a new study published by Physical Review Letters, FAMU-FSU College of Engineering researchers created a 3D model of Helicobacter pylori to better understand its movement, hoping to crack the code governing the organism’s motility and develop alternative treatments for infections, such as strengthening the gastric mucus barrier that stands against the bacteria.

Newswise:Video Embedded anxiety-disorders-will-affect-nearly-1-in-3-adults-here-s-what-you-need-to-know
Released: 10-May-2023 6:20 PM EDT
Anxiety disorders will affect nearly 1 in 3 adults: Here’s what you need to know
UC Davis Health

A UC Davis expert explains anxiety versus fear and how anxiety disorders can be effectively treated with therapy, medications and self-care.

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Released: 10-May-2023 11:35 AM EDT
A Journey to the Origins of Multicellular Life: Long-Term Experimental Evolution in the Lab
Georgia Institute of Technology

Over 3,000 generations of laboratory evolution, Georgia Tech researchers watched as their model organism, “snowflake yeast,” began to adapt as multicellular individuals. In new research, the team shows how snowflake yeast evolved to be physically stronger and more than 20,000 times larger than their ancestor. Their study is the first major report on the ongoing Multicellularity Long-Term Evolution Experiment (MuLTEE), which the team hopes to run for decades.

Newswise:Video Embedded study-of-cancer-metastasis-most-common-cause-of-cancer-death-gets-35-million-boost-at-johns-hopkins-medicine
Released: 10-May-2023 9:25 AM EDT
Study of Cancer Metastasis, Most Common Cause of Cancer Death, Gets $35 Million Boost at Johns Hopkins Medicine
Johns Hopkins Medicine

With a $35 million gift from researcher, philanthropist and race car driver Theodore Giovanis, scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine will study the biological roots of the most fatal aspect of cancer: how it metastasizes, or spreads, through the body.

Newswise:Video Embedded new-method-uses-engineered-bacteria-and-ai-to-sense-and-record-environmental-signals
Released: 9-May-2023 3:15 PM EDT
New Method Uses Engineered Bacteria and AI to Sense and Record Environmental Signals
Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Columbia synthetic biologists have developed a new method that uses engineered bacteria and AI to sense and record environmental signals. They are the first to engineer bacterial swarm patterns to visibly record their environment and use deep learning to decode patterns. This work could lead to applications ranging from monitoring environmental pollution to building living materials.

Newswise:Video Embedded map-reveals-ancient-australian-landscape-from-60-000-years-ago
Released: 5-May-2023 11:15 AM EDT
Archaeologists map hidden NT landscape where first Australians lived more than 60,000 years ago
Flinders University

Scientists at Flinders University have used sub-surface imaging and aerial surveys to see through floodplains in the Red Lily Lagoon area of West Arnhem Land in Northern Australia.

Newswise:Video Embedded live-event-for-may-3-study-of-rebyota-fecal-microbiota-on-patients-with-c-diff-infection
Released: 5-May-2023 10:25 AM EDT
Video and transcript: Study of fecal microbiota on patients with C. diff infection

The researcher discusses the findings in a new study on the efficacy and safety of fecal microbiota (REBYOTA™), the first microbiota-based live biotherapeutic approved by the US FDA used to prevent recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection in adults.

Newswise:Video Embedded teletrix-licenses-methods-for-ionizing-radiation-training-using-augmented-reality
Released: 4-May-2023 12:05 PM EDT
Teletrix licenses methods for ionizing radiation training using augmented reality
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

A method using augmented reality to create accurate visual representations of ionizing radiation, developed at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been licensed by Teletrix, a firm that creates advanced simulation tools to train the nation’s radiation control workforce.

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Released: 4-May-2023 9:40 AM EDT
Tick Safety Tips from Lyme Disease Experts at Tufts
Tufts University

Warm weather means tick season. Faculty at the School of Medicine and Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine share tips for staying healthy outdoors.

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2-May-2023 11:00 AM EDT
Por primera vez astrónomos observan un planeta devorado por su estrella

Un equipo de astrónomos registró la primera evidencia de una estrella moribunda, similar al Sol, devorando un exoplaneta, gracias a observaciones realizadas con el telescopio de Gemini Sur en Chile, que opera NOIRLab de NSF y Observatorio AURA. La evidencia irrefutable de este evento quedó registrada en un estallido largo y de baja energía de la estrella, un signo revelador de un planeta rozando la superficie de un Sol distante. Este proceso nunca visto antes puede indicar cómo será el destino final de la Tierra cuando nuestro propio Sol alcance el final de su vida en unos 5 mil millones de años más.

Newswise:Video Embedded astronomers-witness-star-devouring-planet-possible-preview-of-the-ultimate-fate-of-earth2
2-May-2023 11:00 AM EDT
Astronomers Witness Star Devouring Planet: Possible Preview of the Ultimate Fate of Earth

Astronomers using the Gemini South telescope in Chile, operated by NSF’s NOIRLab, have observed the first evidence of a dying Sun-like star engulfing an exoplanet. The “smoking gun” of this event was seen in a long and low-energy outburst from the star — the telltale signature of a planet skimming along a star’s surface. This never-before-seen process may herald the ultimate fate of Earth when our own Sun nears the end of its life in about five billion years.

Newswise:Video Embedded researchers-capture-elusive-missing-step-in-the-final-act-of-photosynthesis
1-May-2023 3:10 PM EDT
Researchers capture elusive missing step in the final act of photosynthesis
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Photosynthesis plays a crucial role in shaping and sustaining life on Earth, yet many aspects of the process remain a mystery. One such mystery is how Photosystem II, a protein complex in plants, algae and cyanobacteria, harvests energy from sunlight and uses it to split water, producing the oxygen we breathe. Now researchers from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, together with collaborators from Uppsala University and Humboldt University and other institutions have succeeded in cracking a key secret of Photosystem II.

Newswise:Video Embedded fossil-discovery-revises-cycad-plant-history
Released: 2-May-2023 6:45 PM EDT
Fossil find in California shakes up the natural history of cycad plants
University of Kansas

Cycads, a group of gymnosperms which can resemble miniature palm trees (like the popular sago palm houseplant) were long thought to be “living fossils,” a group that had evolved minimally since the time of the dinosaurs. Now, a well-preserved 80-million-year-old pollen cone discovered in California has rewritten scientific understanding of the plants.

Newswise:Video Embedded cybersickness-more-likely-to-affect-women-ongoing-research-to-understand-why
Released: 2-May-2023 1:10 PM EDT
Cybersickness more likely to affect women, ongoing research to understand why
Iowa State University

An interdisciplinary team of Iowa State researchers find women experience cybersickness with virtual reality headsets more often than men. Their ongoing work explores why this difference exists and methods to help people adapt.

Newswise:Video Embedded back-to-the-footwork-he-loves
Released: 2-May-2023 12:05 PM EDT
Back to the Footwork He Loves

Fred Tallaksen is a performer and choreographer with 35 years in the industry and four Emmy nominations under his belt. But for more than a decade, between dancing and drumming and teaching others to step to the beat, he hid terrible pain that threatened to end his career—until spine surgery at Cedars-Sinai got his back, back on track.

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Released: 1-May-2023 6:35 PM EDT
Expanding a Dynamic Surgery Department

Cedars-Sinai recently appointed distinguished surgical oncologist Cristina Ferrone, MD, as chair of the Department of Surgery.

Newswise:Video Embedded uc-san-diego-expert-shares-insights-on-war-in-ukraine
Released: 1-May-2023 12:05 PM EDT
UC San Diego Expert Shares Insights on War in Ukraine
University of California San Diego

Jesse Driscoll, associate professor of political science at the UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy, has authored a new book, “Ukraine's Unnamed War.” Driscoll traveled to Ukraine to begin researching the book in 2014. In this Q&A and video, Driscoll discusses how the current conflict emerged from the ragged settlement of 2014-2016 and shares insights on what to expect as the largest war in recent European history grinds forward.

Newswise:Video Embedded hibbing-to-retire-after-prolific-40-year-career
Released: 1-May-2023 11:15 AM EDT
Hibbing to retire after prolific 40-year career
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

John Hibbing has long been a venerable voice in the world of politics, often fielding interviews for local and national media, parsing the data and making sense of things where it seems there’s little.

Newswise:Video Embedded live-event-for-april-26-fake-news-effect-on-media-relations
Released: 27-Apr-2023 4:30 PM EDT
TRANSCRIPT AND VIDEO AVAILABLE: Live Event for April 26: Misinformation and Media Relations

We are forming a panel to discuss misinformation and how it affects media relations. For the last two years, we have been looking at how Newswise can tackle issues around spreading and consuming fake news.