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Newswise: Penn Medicine Receives $4.9 Million Grant to Improve Uptake of Cancer Care Best Practices
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Penn Medicine Receives $4.9 Million Grant to Improve Uptake of Cancer Care Best Practices
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

A new grant awarded to the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania will help identify methods to improve uptake of state-of-the-science care that can have a significant impact for patients.

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35-second scan could pick the next sporting champion
University of South Australia

How hard is it to pick the next Usain Bolt, Ian Thorpe or Anna Meares? Finding a world champion often falls to talent scouts and involves years of hard work, but could it be as simple as a 35-second body scan?

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Protocol needed to monitor COVID-19 disease course
University of Washington School of Medicine and UW Medicine

Patients with underlying conditions such as asthma or other lung problems should be checked on regularly by pulmonologists or primary-care doctors for at least six months. Some will need to be monitored for one to three years, according to a new opinion piece posted online today in The Lancet-Respiratory Medicine.

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30-Jul-2020 9:55 AM EDT
Malignant Cancer Diagnosed in a Dinosaur for the First Time
McMaster University

A collaboration led by the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and McMaster University has led to the discovery and diagnosis of an aggressive malignant bone cancer — an osteosarcoma — for the first time ever in a dinosaur. No malignant cancers (tumours that can spread throughout the body and have severe health implications) have ever been documented in dinosaurs previously. The paper was published August 3rd in the prestigious medical journal The Lancet Oncology.

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Nearly 70 Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Providers Named to “Top Doctors” List
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Seattle Met, a monthly magazine that reports on Seattle politics, arts and community, released its annual Top Doctors list today, featuring 68 Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) doctors, physician assistants and nurse practitioners.

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3-Aug-2020 4:00 PM EDT
Immunization Programs Yield High "Return on Investment," Saving Hundreds of Billions of Dollars
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Immunization programs offered in low- and middle-income countries provide a high “return on investment” in terms of the economic costs of diseases that are prevented and the values of lives that would have been lost.

Released: 3-Aug-2020 3:40 PM EDT
Dingoes have gotten bigger over the last 80 years - and pesticides might be to blame
University of New South Wales

Dingoes have gotten around 6-9 per cent bigger over the past 80 years, new research from UNSW and the University of Sydney shows - but the growth is only happening in areas where poison baiting is used.

Newswise: Inhibiting Enzyme Helps Cancer Immunotherapy Work Better
Released: 3-Aug-2020 3:25 PM EDT
Inhibiting Enzyme Helps Cancer Immunotherapy Work Better
University of California San Diego Health

UC San Diego researchers discovered that people with an inactive RNA-editing enzyme respond better to cancer immunotherapy, and inhibitors of the enzyme help mice with difficult-to-treat cancers live longer.

Released: 3-Aug-2020 3:25 PM EDT
UCI engineers evaluate snow drought in different parts of the world
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., Aug. 3, 2020 — Environmental engineers at the University of California, Irvine have developed a new framework for characterizing snow droughts around the world. Using this tool to analyze conditions from 1980 to 2018, the researchers found a 28-percent increase in the length of intensified snow-water deficits in the Western United States during the second half of the study period.

Released: 3-Aug-2020 3:15 PM EDT
DHS S&T, DOT Select University of Illinois-Led Consortium to Research Interoperability for 911 Public Safety Comms
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T, in partnership with DOT, has selected the CIRI, a DHS COE led by the UIUC, to develop a framework and process for testing the interoperability and compatibility of Next Generation 911 (NG911) systems.

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Newswise: UM Cardiology Researchers Studying How COVID-19 Affects the Heart
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UM Cardiology Researchers Studying How COVID-19 Affects the Heart
University of Miami Health System, Miller School of Medicine

COVID-19 is shown to impact the heart and, in some cases, have long-lasting cardiac effects. To discover the extent to which COVID-19 affects the heart, cardiologists and researchers with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have begun multiple studies.

Released: 3-Aug-2020 3:10 PM EDT
DHS Awards $1.97M to Small Businesses for First Responder ICAM Technolo
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS SBIR Program awarded a total of $1.97 million to two small businesses to develop technologies that will support the security, scalability, and interoperability within a first responder organization’s information technology infrastructure.

Newswise: Strong relationships in adulthood won’t ‘fix’ effects of early childhood adversity
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Strong relationships in adulthood won’t ‘fix’ effects of early childhood adversity
University of Notre Dame

Harsh conditions in early life are a fundamental cause of adult stress, and according to new research from the University of Notre Dame on wild baboons, this effect is not explained by a lack of social support in adulthood.

Newswise: Tackling the Bioethics Challenges Raised by COVID-19
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Tackling the Bioethics Challenges Raised by COVID-19
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

The diverse situations experienced by health-care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic often present serious ethical challenges. From the allocation of resources and triage protocols to health-care worker and patient rights and the management of clinical trials, new ethical questions have come to the forefront of today’s global public health emergency.

29-Jul-2020 4:25 PM EDT
Your hair knows what you eat and how much your haircut costs
University of Utah

University of Utah researchers find that stable isotopes in hair reveal a divergence in diet according to socioeconomic status (SES), with lower-SES areas displaying higher proportions of protein coming from cornfed animals. It’s a way, the authors write, to assess a community’s diet and their health risks.

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New species of fungus sticking out of beetles named after the COVID-19 quarantine
Pensoft Publishers

A major comprehensive study on Herpomycetales and Laboulbeniales, two orders of unique ectoparasitic fungi associated with insects and other arthropods (class Laboulbeniomycetes) in Belgium and the Netherlands was published in the open-access, peer-reviewed scholarly journal MycoKeys.

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A simpler, high-accuracy method to detect rare circulating tumor cells in blood samples
Lehigh University

Metastasis - the development of tumor growth at a secondary site - is responsible for the majority of cancer-related deaths.

Released: 3-Aug-2020 2:30 PM EDT
In Memoriam: Noel R. Rose, 1927-2020
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Noel R. Rose, MD, PhD, a longtime Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health faculty member and researcher recognized as a father of autoimmune disease research, died Thursday. Rose, 92, died at home in Brookline, Massachusetts.

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How a gooey slime helps bacteria survive
University of Tsukuba

Bacteria have the ability to adapt to their environment to survive the host's immune defense.

Released: 3-Aug-2020 1:30 PM EDT
Consumer Behavior Has Shifted Significantly During Pandemic, Survey Reveals
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about an increase in telework and online commerce, and a significant decrease in the number of personal trips people are making. Understanding the effects of these rapid changes on the economy, supply chains, and the environment will be essential, as some of these behaviors will continue even after the pandemic has ended. Researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute recently presented the results of two sets of surveys they conducted in an effort to quantify and understand these unprecedented shifts.

Released: 3-Aug-2020 1:20 PM EDT
Rate of Asthma in Chicago Children Surpasses State and National Levels
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Prevalence of asthma in Chicago’s youth is higher than state and national levels, according to the latest survey of parents released by Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH). The survey found that 16 percent of families have a child who had ever been diagnosed with asthma, above the 11 percent rate across Illinois and 12 percent nationwide.

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A blood test could predict who benefits from immunotherapy
University Health Network (UHN)

A test which detects changing levels of tumour fragments in the blood may be an easy, non-invasive and quick way to predict who will benefit from immunotherapy, a treatment option for advanced cancers.

Released: 3-Aug-2020 12:45 PM EDT
Cell biology society awarded $1.3M NIH grant to enhance diversity in academic biomedical workforce
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) was awarded a first-of-its-kind National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to enhance diversity in the academic biomedical workforce.

Released: 3-Aug-2020 12:45 PM EDT
Tulane study seeks new insights into panic disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder
Tulane University

A Tulane University psychologist received a $2.24 million NIH grant to study the causes of panic disorder and PTSD.

28-Jul-2020 1:30 PM EDT
X-Ray Scattering Facility for Extreme Biology Opens for Research
American Crystallographic Association (ACA)

Life on Earth manages to exist in the Mariana Trench and deep below the ocean floor, where extreme conditions create large effects on the behavior of biological molecules. At the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source, a facility dedicated to high-pressure biological X-ray scattering is available for use to explore those deep ocean molecules. Richard Gillilan will describe the main capabilities of BioSAXS and call for scientific use of the facility at the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Crystallographic Association.

Released: 3-Aug-2020 12:40 PM EDT
Utah anchors and dominates industrial banking in the United States
Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah

The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute today released a groundbreaking analysis detailing the substantial economic benefits of industrial banks in Utah, the nationwide center for this banking segment with a 110-year history.

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Arizonans Overwhelmingly Want Physicians to Supervise Nurse Anesthetists and Respond to Anesthesia Emergencies
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

The Arizona Society of Anesthesiologists (AzSA) and the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) strongly oppose Governor Doug Ducey’s decision to “opt-out” of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ physician supervision requirement, which dismantles the anesthesia care team model in Arizona by allowing nurse anesthetists to administer anesthesia without physician supervision. Only 28% of Arizona voters support the governor’s exemption to this federal regulation that requires nurse anesthetists to administer anesthesia under the supervision of a physician.

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market for stolen debit and credit cards
Released: 3-Aug-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Tandon team shines light on roiling market for stolen debit and credit cards
New York University

Damon McCoy and colleagues at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering analyzed multi-year data extracted from BriansClub, an underground bazaar for buying stolen and leaked credit card information. Among findings were that chip-enabled cards are no guarantee of security if owners still swipe the stripe: 85% of the stolen magnetic stripe data originated from EMV chip-enabled cards.

Released: 3-Aug-2020 12:00 PM EDT
ASBMB receives grant to promote faculty diversity
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology has won an almost $1.27 million five-year grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) to develop and execute a program that will support scientists from diverse backgrounds as they prepare for and launch their careers as independent faculty members.

Newswise: Association of American Cancer Institutes to Honor Nobel Laureate, William G. Kaelin, Jr.
Released: 3-Aug-2020 12:00 PM EDT
Association of American Cancer Institutes to Honor Nobel Laureate, William G. Kaelin, Jr.
Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI)

William G. Kaelin, Jr., MD, will receive the Association of American Cancer Institutes’ (AACI) Distinguished Scientist Award on October 12, during the 2020 AACI/CCAF Annual Meeting.

Released: 3-Aug-2020 11:45 AM EDT
Can a quantum strategy help bring down the house?
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

In a paper published this week in the journal Physical Review A, the researchers lay out a theoretical scenario in which two players, playing cooperatively against the dealer, can better coordinate their strategies using a quantumly entangled pair of systems.

Newswise: Study shows demolishing vacant houses can have positive effect on neighbor maintenance
Released: 3-Aug-2020 11:25 AM EDT
Study shows demolishing vacant houses can have positive effect on neighbor maintenance
Iowa State University

New research out of Iowa State University suggests that demolishing abandoned houses may lead nearby property owners to better maintain their homes.

Released: 3-Aug-2020 11:20 AM EDT
For solar boom, scrap silicon for this promising mineral
Cornell University

Cornell University engineers have found that photovoltaic wafers in solar panels with all-perovskite structures outperform photovoltaic cells made from state-of-the-art crystalline silicon, as well as perovskite-silicon tandem cells, which are stacked pancake-style cells that absorb light better.

Released: 3-Aug-2020 11:20 AM EDT
Caregiver-Reported Child Sleep Problems Associated with Impaired Academic and Psychosocial Functioning in Middle Childhood
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Whether children have ongoing sleep problems from birth through childhood or do not develop sleep problems until they begin school, a new study by researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has found that sleep disturbances at any age are associated with diminished well-being by the time the children are 10 or 11 years old. The findings, which were published in The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, suggest health care providers should screen children for sleep problems at every age and intervene early when a sleep problem is identified.

31-Jul-2020 4:05 PM EDT
The effects of COVID-19 on emergency visits, hospitalizations
Mayo Clinic

COVID-19 swept into the U.S., hospitals across the country have reported that their emergency departments are emptying out. In a new study published Monday, Aug. 3, in JAMA Internal Medicine, a team of researchers from multiple institutions provides insights into this phenomenon.

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Newswise: Most retirement investors should stay the course in market swings, UAH professor says
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Most retirement investors should stay the course in market swings, UAH professor says
University of Alabama Huntsville

In a volatile stock market, retirement-minded investors who are funding a 401(k), IRA or similar investment vehicle should check their allocations and then stay the course, says Dr. John Burnett, an associate professor in the Finance Department of the College of Business at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH).


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