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Newswise: Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation Welcomes New Trustee
Released: 10-Aug-2020 8:05 AM EDT
Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation Welcomes New Trustee
Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of Laura Bianchini to the Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees.

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Released: 10-Aug-2020 7:40 AM EDT
Aquatic robots can remove contaminant particles from water
University of Warwick

Corals in the Ocean are made up of coral polyps, a small soft creature with a stem and tentacles, they are responsible for nourishing the corals, and aid the coral’s survival by generating self-made currents through motion of their soft bodies.

Released: 10-Aug-2020 7:35 AM EDT
Grasshopper jumping on Bloch sphere finds new quantum insights
University of Warwick

New research at the University of Warwick has (pardon the pun) put a new spin on a mathematical analogy involving a jumping grasshopper and its ideal lawn shape. This work could help us understand the spin states of quantum-entangled particles.

Released: 10-Aug-2020 7:25 AM EDT
GI symptoms linked to behavioral problems in children, especially those with autism
UC Davis Health

A new UC Davis Health study found that common gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms such as diarrhea, constipation and bloating are linked to troubling sleep problems, self-harm and physical complaints in preschool children. According to the study, published Aug. 6 in Autism Research, these GI symptoms are much more common and potentially disruptive in young kids with autism.

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Newswise: Aug. 2020 Science Snapshots
Released: 10-Aug-2020 7:00 AM EDT
Aug. 2020 Science Snapshots
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

*Subtropical weather phenomenon likely to bring greater rainfall – and drought – by 2100 *A Q&A with scientist Bin Wang on how Berkeley Lab is helping cities prepare for a major shift in our transportation and grid sectors *Berkeley Lab founder, cyclotron inventor, and Nobel laureate Ernest Lawrence, honored with a Memorial Highway in his home state.

Newswise: First Patients in NIH ACTIV-3 Clinical Trial Enroll in Dallas
Released: 10-Aug-2020 7:00 AM EDT
First Patients in NIH ACTIV-3 Clinical Trial Enroll in Dallas
Baylor Scott and White Health

On Wednesday in Dallas, just one day after the initiative was launched by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Baylor Scott & White Research Institute enrolled the first patient in the world for the ACTIV-3 clinical trial. A second patient was enrolled the following day.

Newswise: Coming of Age: Emerging Health Preference Research Based on Established Scientific Standards
Released: 10-Aug-2020 6:35 AM EDT
Coming of Age: Emerging Health Preference Research Based on Established Scientific Standards
ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

Value in Health, the official journal of ISPOR, announced today the publication of a series of articles focused on recent developments in the field of health preference research.

Newswise: Weighing Trade-Offs Between Public Health and Economic Benefit, New Research Shows Which Businesses Make Most Sense to Reopen
Released: 10-Aug-2020 6:00 AM EDT
Weighing Trade-Offs Between Public Health and Economic Benefit, New Research Shows Which Businesses Make Most Sense to Reopen
University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

In preparing for the next stage of reopening, leaders must decide what kinds of businesses represent the best and worst trade-offs in terms of economic benefits and health risks. To tackle that question, a new study fuses a variety of data on consumer and business activity, measuring 26 types of businesses by both their usefulness and risk.

7-Aug-2020 10:05 AM EDT
New Approach to Treating Osteoarthritis Advances
NYU Langone Health

Injections of a natural “energy” molecule prompted regrowth of almost half of the cartilage lost with aging in knees, a new study in rodents shows.

Newswise: Gulf War Illness and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Distinct Illnesses, Georgetown Study Suggests
6-Aug-2020 4:45 PM EDT
Gulf War Illness and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Distinct Illnesses, Georgetown Study Suggests
Georgetown University Medical Center

A brain imaging study of veterans with Gulf War illness (GWI) and patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) (sometimes called myalgic encephalomyelitis), has shown that the two illnesses produce distinctly different, abnormal patterns of brain activity after moderate exercise. The result of the Georgetown University Medical Center study suggests that GWI and CFS are distinct illnesses, an outcome that could affect the treatment of veterans with Gulf War illness.

Newswise: UT Southwestern Levels The Playing Field For Testicular Cancer Patients
7-Aug-2020 3:35 PM EDT
UT Southwestern Levels The Playing Field For Testicular Cancer Patients
UT Southwestern Medical Center

DALLAS – Aug. 10, 2020 – By offering the same level of care and expertise to two very different populations, UT Southwestern physicians were able to eliminate the sociodemographic disparities in survival and cancer recurrence rates typically seen nationally in testicular cancer patients.

Released: 7-Aug-2020 8:05 PM EDT
Penn Medicine-Led Research Suggests Greater Access to Specific HIV and Tuberculosis Medications is Needed Worldwide
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

A specific combination of HIV and TB treatments, difficult to obtain in certain parts of the world, decreased mortality risk for patients with HIV and multidrug-resistant TB

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7-Aug-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Blood-based lung nodule testing presentation at ATS 2020 Virtual
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Nodify Lung™ testing helps reclassify risk of malignancy of nodules by identifying patients with a higher or lower risk than indicated by traditional risk assessment

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Released: 7-Aug-2020 3:50 PM EDT
I'm a public health physician and scientist and I'm blocking the path of an oil pipeline to protect health
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

As a doctor, I didn’t expect to find myself living in a tree at the age of 63, but here I am: 82 feet (25 meters) off the ground in a lovely grove of old cotton wood trees trying to stop construction on an oil pipeline.

Newswise: Scientists Discover Curious Clues in the War Between CF Bacteria
Released: 7-Aug-2020 3:25 PM EDT
Scientists Discover Curious Clues in the War Between CF Bacteria
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

This research shows that both Pseudomonas and Burkholderia use toxic weaponry, called Type VI Secretion Systems (T6SS), to compete with and establish dominance over each other. It could be possible to target or mimic this weaponry to defeat the bacteria before they cause irreparable lung damage.

5-Aug-2020 4:15 PM EDT
Authors’ ‘Invisible’ Words Reveal Blueprint for Storytelling
University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

The “invisible” words that shaped Dickens classics also lead audiences through Spielberg dramas. And according to new research, these small words can be found in a similar pattern across most storylines, no matter the length or format.

Released: 7-Aug-2020 2:25 PM EDT
Alcoholism treatment is potentially effective against COVID-19
National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE)

A team of chemists from HSE University and the Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry used molecular modelling to find out that two medications that have been known for a long time can be used to fight SARS-CoV-2.

Newswise: New intranasal vaccine platform provides potential for more effective vaccines with fewer side effects
6-Aug-2020 8:00 AM EDT
New intranasal vaccine platform provides potential for more effective vaccines with fewer side effects
University of Chicago Medical Center

A new study at the University of Chicago and Duke University finds that a new type of intranasal vaccine induces a strong immune response in lungs, with possible implications for COVID-19. The system uses nanofibers tagged with antigens to prime the immune system against a potential invasion.

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Released: 7-Aug-2020 1:45 PM EDT
Algal symbiosis could shed light on dark ocean
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

New research has revealed a surprise twist in the symbiotic relationship between a type of salamander and the alga that lives inside its eggs.

Released: 7-Aug-2020 1:25 PM EDT
Inconsistent EPA regulations increase lead poisoning risk to kids, study finds
Brown University

Two federal environmental standards regulating lead hazards in homes and child care facilities have different maximum thresholds, a discrepancy putting more than 35,000 kids in the United States at increased risk of lead poisoning.

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Released: 7-Aug-2020 1:10 PM EDT
Electric cooker an easy, efficient way to sanitize N95 masks, study finds
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Owners of electric multicookers may be able to add another use to its list of functions, a new study suggests: sanitization of N95 respirator masks.

Released: 7-Aug-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Brain noise contains unique signature of dream sleep
University of California, Berkeley

When we dream, our brains are filled with noisy electrical activity that looks nearly identical to that of the awake brain.

Newswise: Supercomputers Simulate Environmental Changes in Chesapeake Bay
Released: 7-Aug-2020 12:55 PM EDT
Supercomputers Simulate Environmental Changes in Chesapeake Bay
University of California San Diego

Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) researchers used supercomputer simulations to examine impacts of both regional and global changes affecting the Chesapeake Bay. They discovered that historical increases in fertilizers and atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations have forced the bay to behave increasingly like a small sea on a continental shelf rather than a traditional estuary.

Released: 7-Aug-2020 12:35 PM EDT
AAOS Concerned About Unintended Consequences of Drastic CMS Proposal
American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons

American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) President Joseph A. Bosco III, MD, FAAOS, issued the following statement in response to the newly released Calendar Year (CY) 2021 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) proposed rule.

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Released: 7-Aug-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Study: Most Americans don't have enough assets to withstand 3 months without income
Oregon State University

A new study from Oregon State University found that 77% of low- to moderate-income American households fall below the asset poverty threshold, meaning that if their income were cut off they would not have the financial assets to maintain at least poverty-level status for three months.

Newswise: Wayne State receives DOE grant to develop catalysts for renewable energy generation
Released: 7-Aug-2020 11:55 AM EDT
Wayne State receives DOE grant to develop catalysts for renewable energy generation
Wayne State University Division of Research

This research will focus on the development of efficient electrochemical systems for energy generation and storage. The proposed work will have a significant impact on the development of efficient energy conversion systems.

Released: 7-Aug-2020 11:55 AM EDT
COVID recovery choices shape future climate
University of Leeds

A post-lockdown economic recovery plan that incorporates and emphasises climate-friendly choices could help significantly in the battle against global warming, according to a new study.

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Newswise: Pinpointing The Cells That Keep The Body’s Master Circadian Clock Ticking
5-Aug-2020 2:00 PM EDT
Pinpointing The Cells That Keep The Body’s Master Circadian Clock Ticking
UT Southwestern Medical Center

DALLAS – Aug. 7, 2020 – UT Southwestern scientists have developed a genetically engineered mouse and imaging system that lets them visualize fluctuations in the circadian clocks of cell types in mice. The method, described online in the journal Neuron, gives new insight into which brain cells are important in maintaining the body’s master circadian clock. But they say the approach will also be broadly useful for answering questions about the daily rhythms of cells throughout the body.

Newswise: Scientists use CRISPR to knock down gene messages early in development
3-Aug-2020 10:55 AM EDT
Scientists use CRISPR to knock down gene messages early in development
Stowers Institute for Medical Research

Researchers at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research in Kansas City, Missouri, and the Andalusian Center of Developmental Biology at Pablo de Olavide University in Seville, Spain, have harnessed the technology to target gene messages (messenger RNA) involved in early vertebrate development.

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Newswise: Florida Current is Weaker Now Than at Any Point in the Past Century
Released: 7-Aug-2020 10:50 AM EDT
Florida Current is Weaker Now Than at Any Point in the Past Century
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

A key component of the Gulf Stream has markedly slowed over the past century—that’s the conclusion of a new research paper in Nature Communications published on August 7.

Newswise: New Sugar-based Signature Identifies T Cells Where HIV Hides and Persists Despite Antiretroviral Therapy
Released: 7-Aug-2020 10:30 AM EDT
New Sugar-based Signature Identifies T Cells Where HIV Hides and Persists Despite Antiretroviral Therapy
Wistar Institute

Wistar scientists may have discovered a new way of identifying and targeting hidden HIV viral reservoirs during treatment with antiretroviral therapy (ART).

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Released: 7-Aug-2020 9:50 AM EDT
New Zealand's Southern Alps glacier melt has doubled
University of Leeds

Glaciers in the Southern Alps of New Zealand have lost more ice mass since pre-industrial times than remains today, according to a new study.

Released: 7-Aug-2020 9:45 AM EDT
Potentially predictive humoral immune response markers in COVID-19 patients
Massachusetts General Hospital

Galit Alter, PhD, Group Leader at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and Helen Chu, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, University of Washington School of Medicine, and UW Medicine physician, have recently published a paper which identifies five immune response markers which, collectively, were able to correctly classify both convalescent COVID-19 patients and those who did not survive the disease

Released: 7-Aug-2020 9:45 AM EDT
Study finds parents can help kids eat healthier by knowing their own sense of self-control
University of Oregon

Young children naturally like sugar and salt in food and develop food preferences based on what their parents serve them, but new research suggests that how parents view self-regulation also is a contributing factor.

Released: 7-Aug-2020 9:00 AM EDT
ACSM Publishes Call to Action Addressing COVID-19 and Return to Sports and Physical Activity
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

ACSM published a call to action statement addressing COVID-19 and safely returning to sports and exercise. Authored by ACSM subject matter experts, the statement highlights the current science around COVID-19 and provides 12 action steps to consider. “COVID-19: Considerations for Sports and Physical Activity” is ACSM’s first call to action statement and published in the August issue of Current Sports Medicine Reports.

Newswise: University of Miami Sports Medicine Institute expert leads call to action for harnessing exercise’s health benefits during the pandemic
7-Aug-2020 9:00 AM EDT
University of Miami Sports Medicine Institute expert leads call to action for harnessing exercise’s health benefits during the pandemic
University of Miami Health System, Miller School of Medicine

To address and overcome the challenges so Americans can return to or sustain physical activity safely, Thomas M. Best, M.D., Ph.D., FACSM, professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and research director of the UHealth Sports Medicine Institute, and sports medicine colleagues from around the U.S. wrote “COVID-19: Considerations for Sports and Physical Activity,” published August 7 in Current Sports Medicine Reports, an American College of Sports Medicine journal.

Released: 7-Aug-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Supports Senate Introduction of Medical Nutrition Therapy Act
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics thanks U.S. Sens. Susan Collins (Maine) and Gary Peters (Mich.) for their commitment to America’s health and their introduction of the Medical Nutrition Therapy Act. This bicameral, bipartisan legislation would provide coverage for Medicare beneficiaries to obtain treatment from registered dietitian nutritionists and other qualified nutrition experts for many common and costly chronic diseases.

Newswise: Test accurately IDs people whose gonorrhea can be cured with simple oral antibiotic
4-Aug-2020 7:10 PM EDT
Test accurately IDs people whose gonorrhea can be cured with simple oral antibiotic
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

A test designed by UCLA researchers can pinpoint which people with gonorrhea will respond successfully to the inexpensive oral antibiotic ciprofloxacin, which had previously been sidelined over concerns the bacterium that causes the infection was becoming resistant to it.

Newswise: Heavier smoking linked to skyrocketing health risks
Released: 6-Aug-2020 9:05 PM EDT
Heavier smoking linked to skyrocketing health risks
University of South Australia

Each cigarette smoked a day by heavier smokers increases the risk of contracting some diseases by more than 30 per cent, according to a new international study published today.

Released: 6-Aug-2020 4:50 PM EDT
DHS S&T Innovation Programs Share Partnership With Oakland-Based Start-Up
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T SVIP and the DHS SBIR program are leveraging their innovative funding mechanisms to further develop a critical cybersecurity technology from CryptoMove, Inc., a start-up based in Oakland, California.

Newswise: UAH gets $1.1 million grant as lead in research on safe use of drones in disasters
Released: 6-Aug-2020 4:45 PM EDT
UAH gets $1.1 million grant as lead in research on safe use of drones in disasters
University of Alabama Huntsville

The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) will receive $1.1 million of the $3.3 million in research, education and training grants awarded to universities that comprise the Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE).


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