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Newswise:Video Embedded like-humans-beluga-whales-form-social-networks-beyond-family-ties
Released: 10-Jul-2020 5:05 PM EDT
Like Humans, Beluga Whales Form Social Networks Beyond Family Ties
Florida Atlantic University

A groundbreaking study is the first to analyze the relationship between group behaviors, group type, group dynamics, and kinship of beluga whales in 10 locations across the Arctic. Results show that not only do beluga whales regularly interact with close kin, including close maternal kin, they also frequently associate with more distantly related and unrelated individuals. Findings will improve the understanding of why some species are social, how individuals learn from group members and how animal cultures emerge.

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Released: 10-Jul-2020 2:35 PM EDT
O-REU Program
Texas A&M University

Recently, the Texas A&M University College of Engineering kicked off an online version of its Research Experiences for Undergraduates program. Taking place over the summer, this fully remote program gives 58 students from around the U.S. valuable research experience in computational modeling, theory and data-driven topics in science and engineering.

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6-Jul-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Breast Cancer Cells Turn Killer Immune Cells Into Allies
The Rockefeller University Press

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have discovered that breast cancer cells can alter the function of immune cells known as Natural killer (NK) cells so that instead of killing the cancer cells, they facilitate their spread to other parts of the body. The study, which will be published July 9 in the Journal of Cell Biology (JCB), suggests that preventing this reprogramming might stop breast cancer from metastasizing to other tissues, a major cause of death in breast cancer patients.

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Released: 8-Jul-2020 3:45 PM EDT
Research firm Navatek to open Wichita State office; partnership will greatly grow military research
Wichita State University

Navatek LLC, a contractor focused on technology research for U.S. government agencies such as the Department of Defense and NASA, is opening an office on the Wichita State University campus in fall 2020.

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Released: 8-Jul-2020 11:50 AM EDT
Pandemic could make drug resistance epidemic worse
University of Georgia

Researchers fear that widespread use of antibiotics during the coronavirus pandemic will add fuel to the fire, making more common infections that were once treatable possibly life threatening.

Newswise:Video Embedded scientists-dive-deep-into-hidden-world-of-quantum-states
Released: 8-Jul-2020 10:00 AM EDT
Scientists Dive Deep Into Hidden World of Quantum States
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

A research team led by the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has developed a technique that could lead to new electronic materials that surpass the limitations imposed by Moore’s Law.

Newswise:Video Embedded study-reveals-science-behind-traditional-mezcal-making-technique
Released: 8-Jul-2020 9:50 AM EDT
Study reveals science behind traditional mezcal-making technique
Brown University

Artisanal makers of mezcal have a tried and true way to tell when the drink has been distilled to the right alcohol level.

Newswise:Video Embedded time-to-get-real-on-the-power-of-positive-thinking-new-study
Released: 7-Jul-2020 4:05 PM EDT
Time to get real on the power of positive thinking -- new study
University of Bath

Positive thinking has long been extolled as the route to happiness, but it might be time to ditch the self-help books after a new study shows that realists enjoy a greater sense of long-term wellbeing than optimists.

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Released: 7-Jul-2020 11:40 AM EDT
Loyola Medicine Specialist Transforms Face for Cancer Patient
Loyola Medicine

When 62-year-old Bartlett resident Norvell Bujarski was diagnosed with cancer, it was advanced. When he learned that he had squamous cell cancer of the nasal cavity, he didn’t want to settle for noninvasive approaches that may only offer him a partial extension of his life. He wanted to live a full life and was seeking a cure. In order to remove all of his tumors, Mr. Bujarski’s cancer surgeon would have to remove his entire nose including bone and tissue, eight of his front teeth and part of the roof of his mouth. When he needed a maxillofacial prosthesis to restore his form and function, he went to Dr. Charles Palin at Loyola University Medical Center's Oral Health Center.

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Released: 6-Jul-2020 1:55 PM EDT
David N. Maine, MD Becomes President & Ceo of Mercy Health Services
Mercy Medical Center

David N. Maine, M.D. is the new President & CEO of Mercy Health Services (MHS), effective July 1st, 2020. In January 2020, the Mercy Health Services Board of Trustees named Dr. Maine as Mercy’s future President & CEO following Thomas R. Mullen’s decision to retire after 28 years of successful service.

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Released: 6-Jul-2020 1:45 PM EDT
Study Finds Immune Cell That Predicts Risk of Organ Rejection In Transplant Patients
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Researchers at The Ohio State University College of Medicine are the first to identify an immune cell that may predict a transplant patient’s risk of developing antibodies that can cause organ rejection. This discovery could lead to the development of therapies to prevent complications after transplant surgery.

Newswise:Video Embedded peering-under-galactic-dust-study-reveals-radiation-at-center-of-milky-way
26-Jun-2020 2:00 PM EDT
Peering under galactic dust, study reveals radiation at center of Milky Way
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Thanks to 20 years of homegrown galactic data, astronomers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, UW–Whitewater and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University have finally figured out just how much energy permeates the center of the Milky Way. The researchers say it could one day help astronomers track down where all that energy comes from. Understanding the source of the radiation could help explain not only the nature of the Milky Way, but the countless others that resemble it.

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Released: 3-Jul-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Warwick Moto superbike designs unveiled
University of Warwick

As the government has announced proposals to ban the sale of petrol, diesel and hybrid cars by 2035 the race to electrify the motor industry is on, and motorbikes aren’t to be overlooked.

Newswise:Video Embedded science-fiction-becomes-fact-teleportation-helps-to-create-live-musical-performance
Released: 2-Jul-2020 11:40 AM EDT
Science fiction becomes fact -- Teleportation helps to create live musical performance
University of Plymouth

Teleportation is most commonly the stuff of science fiction and, for many, would conjure up the immortal phrase "Beam me up Scotty".

Newswise:Video Embedded understanding-the-circadian-clocks-of-individual-cells
Released: 2-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Understanding The Circadian Clocks of Individual Cells
UT Southwestern Medical Center

DALLAS – July 2, 2020 – Two new studies led by UT Southwestern scientists outline how individual cells maintain their internal clocks, driven both through heritable and random means. These findings, published online May 1 in PNAS and May 27 in eLife, help explain how organisms’ circadian clocks maintain flexibility and could offer insights into aging and cancer.

Newswise:Video Embedded engineers-3d-print-sensors-onto-moving-organs
Released: 1-Jul-2020 3:55 PM EDT
Engineers 3D-print sensors onto moving organs
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

A new technique funded by NIBIB and developed by University of Minnesota researchers allows 3D printing of hydrogel-based sensors directly on the surface of organs, such as lungs—even as they expand and contract.

Newswise:Video Embedded researchers-study-state-s-firearm-risk-protection-orders
Released: 30-Jun-2020 1:45 PM EDT
Researchers study state's firearm risk-protection orders
UW Medicine

Since the law was enacted in 2016, 237 petitions have been filed out of concern for an individual's risk of inflicting self-harm and/or harm to others.

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Released: 30-Jun-2020 1:10 PM EDT
Sneaky salmonella finds a backdoor into plants
University of Delaware

Researchers have discovered that bacteria such as salmonella and E.coli have a backdoor to capitalize on our reliance on leafy greens for a healthy diet. Wild strains of salmonella are delivering foodborne illnesses by circumventing a plant’s immune defense system to get into the leaves of lettuce.

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29-Jun-2020 10:10 AM EDT
Seeing is Believing: Effectiveness of Facemasks
Florida Atlantic University

Using flow visualization of emulated coughs and sneezes, researchers assessed the efficacy of facemasks in obstructing droplets. Loosely folded facemasks and bandana-style coverings provide minimal stopping-capability for the smallest aerosolized respiratory droplets. Well-fitted homemade masks with multiple layers of quilting fabric, and off-the-shelf cone style masks, proved to be the most effective in reducing droplet dispersal. Importantly, uncovered coughs were able to travel noticeably farther than the currently recommended 6-foot distancing guideline. Without a mask, droplets traveled more than 8 feet.

Newswise:Video Embedded what-to-wear-to-protect-your-skin-from-the-sun
Released: 30-Jun-2020 10:40 AM EDT
What to Wear to Protect Your Skin From the Sun
American Academy of Dermatology

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S., and nearly 20 Americans die from melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, every day. As more Americans prepare to head outdoors for the 4th of July holiday, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology have an important reminder: dress to protect yourself from the sun. In addition to seeking shade and applying sunscreen, wearing protective clothing goes a long way in protecting you from the sun’s harmful UV rays, which can increase your risk of skin cancer. However, not all clothing is created equal when it comes to sun protection, say dermatologists. Some garments provide better UV protection than others.

Newswise:Video Embedded ohio-state-study-exercise-increases-benefits-of-breastmilk-for-babies
Released: 29-Jun-2020 7:30 PM EDT
Ohio State Study: Exercise Increases Benefits Of Breastmilk For Babies
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

A new study led by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and College of Medicine finds even moderate exercise during pregnancy increases a compound in breast milk that reduces a baby’s lifelong risks of serious health issues such as diabetes, obesity and heart disease.

Newswise:Video Embedded transperfect-says-school-corporate-partnerships-just-as-beneficial-for-employees-as-students-during-cfes-webinar
Released: 29-Jun-2020 4:35 PM EDT
TransPerfect Says School-Corporate Partnerships Just as Beneficial For Employees as Students During CFES Webinar
CFES Brilliant Pathways

The positive impact of school-corporate partnerships on the college and career success of young people is immeasurable. Just as significant is the impact on the corporate culture of businesses like TransPerfect, according to the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business.

Newswise:Video Embedded newswise-expert-panels-on-covid-19-pandemic-notable-excerpts-quotes-and-videos-available
Released: 29-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Newswise Expert Panels on COVID-19 Pandemic: Notable excerpts, quotes and videos available

Newswise is hosting a series of Expert Panels discussion unique aspects of the COVID-19 Outbreak. This tip sheet includes some notable quotes from the panelists.

Newswise:Video Embedded cancer-docs-join-fight-against-covid-live-event-for-june-25-3pm-edt
Released: 26-Jun-2020 8:50 AM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Cancer Docs Join Fight Against COVID: Live Event for June 25, 3PM EDT

Cancer researchers are turning their talents to the fight against COVID, using strategies that have lead to breakthroughs in cancer therapies for years, such as precision medicine, immunotherapy, biomarkers, and more.

Newswise:Video Embedded summer-of-covid-the-2nd-wave-blm-the-economy-and-politics-newswise-live-event-for-june-25-2pm-edt
Released: 26-Jun-2020 8:10 AM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Summer of COVID: The 2nd Wave, BLM, the Economy, and Politics

Summer of COVID, The 2nd Wave, BLM, the Economy, and Politics: Newswise Live Event for June 25, 2PM EDT

Newswise:Video Embedded uri-engineering-professor-helping-als-patients-use-their-brains-to-communicate
Released: 25-Jun-2020 9:05 PM EDT
URI engineering professor helping ALS patients use their brains to communicate
University of Rhode Island

Doug Sawyer was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, 11 years ago.

Newswise:Video Embedded uab-doctor-shares-her-experience-treating-coronavirus-patients-in-new-york
Released: 25-Jun-2020 6:25 PM EDT
UAB doctor shares her experience treating coronavirus patients in New York
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Winter volunteered to treat patients at New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Newswise:Video Embedded politics-driving-personal-economic-decisions-amid-covid-19
Released: 25-Jun-2020 4:35 PM EDT
Politics Driving Personal Economic Decisions Amid COVID-19
University of California San Diego

A new working paper from researchers at the University of California San Diego’s Rady School of Management and the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business, details how political persuasion is driving stock market optimism.

Newswise:Video Embedded dolphins-learn-in-similar-ways-to-great-apes
Released: 25-Jun-2020 1:35 PM EDT
Dolphins learn in similar ways to great apes
University of Zurich

Dolphins use unusual techniques to obtain food: One of them, called "shelling", is used by the dolphins in Shark Bay in Western Australia. Dolphins in this population trap fishes inside large empty gastropod shells.

Newswise:Video Embedded hubble-sees-a-cosmic-flapping-bat-shadow
Released: 25-Jun-2020 10:00 AM EDT
Hubble Sees a Cosmic Flapping 'Bat Shadow'
Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

A disk around a young star is casting a huge shadow resembling a pair of wings on a distant cloud. In 2018, Hubble astronomers nicknamed the phenomenon the Bat Shadow. Now, they see those “wings” flapping!

Newswise:Video Embedded x-ray-vision-and-eavesdropping-ensure-quality
Released: 25-Jun-2020 8:15 AM EDT
X-ray vision and eavesdropping ensure quality
Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology

With an X-ray experiment at the European Synchrotron ESRF in Grenoble (France), Empa researchers were able to demonstrate how well their real-time acoustic monitoring of laser weld seams works. With almost 90 percent reliability, they detected the formation of unwanted pores that impair the quality of weld seams. Thanks to a special evaluation method based on artificial intelligence (AI), the detection process is completed in just 70 milliseconds.

Newswise:Video Embedded reusable-foldable-and-sterilisable-shield-developed-by-nus-nuh-team-provides-additional-protection-for-healthcare-workers-caring-for-covid-19-patients
Released: 25-Jun-2020 7:10 AM EDT
Reusable, foldable and sterilisable ‘shield’ developed by NUS-NUH team provides additional protection for healthcare workers caring for COVID-19 patients
National University of Singapore

A research team from the National University of Singapore and the National University Hospital has developed a reusable protective barrier which lowers the risk of frontline healthcare workers being exposed to COVID-19 via droplets and aerosols when they look after patients.

Newswise:Video Embedded new-study-finds-distinctive-neurological-pattern-in-injured-havana-embassy-staff
Released: 24-Jun-2020 2:20 PM EDT
New Study Finds Distinctive Neurological Pattern in Injured Havana Embassy Staff
University of Miami Health System, Miller School of Medicine

A new study published in Frontiers in Neurology has found a distinctive neurological pattern among U.S. Embassy staffers and family members who were injured three years ago while stationed in Havana, Cuba. By analyzing videos taken during initial clinical evaluations, researchers from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine found staffers with neurological impairments had similar changes in eye movements and pupil responses.

Newswise:Video Embedded bristol-innovation-challenges-regular-touchscreens-with-new-spray-on-technique
Released: 24-Jun-2020 9:40 AM EDT
Bristol innovation challenges regular touchscreens with new spray-on technique
University of Bristol

A team at Bristol has challenged the idea that touchscreens are limited to 2D and rectangular shapes by developing an interactive display that can be sprayed in any shape. Inspired by the way an artist creates graffiti on a wall and using a novel combination of sprayable electronics and 3D printing, the technique, called ProtoSpray, allows the creation of displays on surfaces that go beyond the usual rectangular and 2D shapes.

Newswise:Video Embedded researchers-discover-cellular-structure-of-poorly-understood-visual-brain-region
Released: 24-Jun-2020 8:50 AM EDT
Researchers discover cellular structure of poorly understood visual brain region
Virginia Tech

The brain’s ventral lateral geniculate nucleus (vLGN) receives signals from the eye, but it is not associated with classical image-forming. For decades little was known about this brain region’s cellular structure and purpose. In a new study, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC neuroscientists reveal newly identified brain cell subtypes unique to this region that form a striking layered formation.

Newswise:Video Embedded introducing-a-new-isotope-mendelevium-244
Released: 23-Jun-2020 4:05 PM EDT
Introducing a New Isotope: Mendelevium-244
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

A team of scientists working at Berkeley Lab’s 88-Inch Cyclotron has discovered a new form of the human-made element mendelevium. The newly created isotope, mendelevium-244, is the 17th and lightest form of the element, which was first discovered in 1955 by a Berkeley Lab team.

Newswise:Video Embedded recell-center-could-save-costly-nickel-and-cobalt-transform-battery-recycling-worldwide
Released: 22-Jun-2020 1:25 PM EDT
ReCell Center could save costly nickel and cobalt, transform battery recycling worldwide
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne’s ReCell Center has already made pivotal discoveries as scientists create and test new recycling processes and battery designs. These discoveries will help grow a globally competitive U.S. recycling industry.

Newswise:Video Embedded know-the-risks-of-investing-in-forests
15-Jun-2020 1:20 PM EDT
Know the risks of investing in forests
University of Utah

Some governments are counting on planted forests as offsets for greenhouse gas emissions—a sort of climate investment. But as with any investment, it’s important to understand the risks. If a forest goes bust, researchers say, much of that stored carbon could go up in smoke. Forests can be best deployed in the fight against climate change with a proper understanding of the risks to that forest that climate change itself imposes.

Newswise:Video Embedded academic-achievement-isn-t-the-reason-there-are-more-men-than-women-majoring-in-physics-engineering-and-computer-science
16-Jun-2020 5:05 PM EDT
Academic Achievement isn’t the Reason There are More Men than Women Majoring in Physics, Engineering and Computer Science
New York University

While some STEM majors have a one-to-one male-to-female ratio, physics, engineering and computer science (PECS) majors consistently have some of the largest gender imbalances among U.S. college majors – with about four men to every woman in the major. In a new study published today in the peer-reviewed research journal, Science, NYU researchers find that this disparity is not caused by higher math or science achievement among men. On the contrary, the scholars found that men with very low high-school GPAs in math and science and very low SAT math scores were choosing these math-intensive majors just as often as women with much higher math and science achievement.

Newswise:Video Embedded alpacas-could-be-the-secret-weapon-against-covid-19
Released: 18-Jun-2020 8:25 AM EDT
Alpacas Could be the Secret Weapon Against COVID-19
University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky College of Medicine researchers are using special antibodies made by alpacas to help understand COVID-19 and potentially develop a treatment that could protect people from being infected.

Newswise:Video Embedded new-discovery-allows-3d-printing-of-sensors-directly-on-expanding-organs
Released: 17-Jun-2020 3:25 PM EDT
New discovery allows 3D printing of sensors directly on expanding organs
University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering

In groundbreaking new research, mechanical engineers and computer scientists at the University of Minnesota have developed a 3D printing technique that uses motion capture technology, similar to that used in Hollywood movies, to print electronic sensors directly on organs that are expanding and contracting. The new 3D printing technique could have future applications in diagnosing and monitoring the lungs of patients with COVID-19.

Newswise:Video Embedded digitize-your-dog-into-a-computer-game
Released: 17-Jun-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Digitize your dog into a computer game
University of Bath

Researchers from the University of Bath have developed motion capture technology that enables you to digitise your dog without a motion capture suit and using only one camera.

Newswise:Video Embedded in-international-physics-collaborations-working-remotely-is-nothing-new
Released: 17-Jun-2020 12:15 PM EDT
In International Physics Collaborations, Working Remotely Is Nothing New
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Marjorie Shapiro, an experimental particle physicist and faculty senior scientist at Berkeley Lab, has been accustomed to working remotely and observing extreme social distancing from some colleagues for years, given that the scientific experiment she supports is 5,800 miles away.

Newswise:Video Embedded researchers-map-out-intricate-processes-that-activate-key-brain-molecule
15-Jun-2020 4:35 PM EDT
Researchers map out intricate processes that activate key brain molecule
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

For the first time, scientists have revealed the steps needed to turn on a receptor that helps regulate neuron firing. The findings might help researchers understand and someday treat addiction, psychosis and other neuropsychological diseases.

Newswise:Video Embedded lego-construction-of-nanoparticle-assemblies
Released: 17-Jun-2020 9:50 AM EDT
LEGO™ Construction of Nanoparticle Assemblies
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Scientists developed a new method of selectively attaching DNA strands to specific regions of nanoparticles. The DNA strands then dictate how the nanoparticles assemble into more complex architectures. The team used this approach to demonstrate 24 different nanoarchitectures.

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