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A step towards quantum gravity
Springer

In Einstein’s theory of general relativity, gravity arises when a massive object distorts the fabric of spacetime the way a ball sinks into a piece of stretched cloth.

Released: 12-Aug-2022 5:05 PM EDT
Antarctica's ice shelves could be melting faster than we thought
California Institute of Technology

A new model developed by Caltech and JPL researchers suggests that Antarctica's ice shelves may be melting at an accelerated rate, which could eventually contribute to more rapid sea level rise.

Released: 12-Aug-2022 5:05 PM EDT
Humour used in English-language terrorist propaganda magazines to reinforce identity, study shows
University of Exeter

Humour is used in English-language jihadi terrorist magazines to reinforce identity and help groups bond, research suggests.

Released: 12-Aug-2022 5:05 PM EDT
Matter at extreme conditions of very high temperature and pressure turns out to be remarkably simple and universal
Queen Mary University of London

Scientists at Queen Mary University of London have made two discoveries about the behaviour of 'supercritical matter' - matter at the critical point where the differences between liquids and gases seemingly disappear.

Released: 12-Aug-2022 5:05 PM EDT
Using mathematical modelling to fight malaria
University of Melbourne

Researchers have created a mathematical model to predict genetic resistance to antimalarial drugs in Africa to manage one of the biggest threats to global malarial control.

Released: 12-Aug-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Vanilla cultivation on fallow land promotes biodiversity
University of Göttingen

How can biodiversity be preserved whilst securing the economic livelihood of smallholder farmers growing vanilla in Madagascar?

Released: 12-Aug-2022 4:05 PM EDT
New tools can operationalize equity in 239 e-scooter and bike share programs across the U.S.
Portland State University

Shared micromobility programs for e-scooters and bike share are becoming more common each year.

Released: 12-Aug-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Building the best zeolite
University of Houston

If science and nature were to have a baby, it would surely be the zeolite. This special rock, with its porous structure that traps water inside, also traps atoms and molecules that can cause chemical reactions.

Newswise: Excitons Need Space to Separate: Free Carrier Production in Organic Solar Cells
Released: 12-Aug-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Excitons Need Space to Separate: Free Carrier Production in Organic Solar Cells
Department of Energy, Office of Science

New investigations have produced a simpler model to elegantly explain previously observed behaviors for free carrier generation in organic solar cells. The model relies on well-established scientific descriptors, Marcus theory and entropy. Previous descriptions proposed new physical phenomena, but a new, simplified model provides a unified platform for understanding processes in both solution and solid-phase systems for organic photochemical conversion.

Released: 12-Aug-2022 3:50 PM EDT
Testosterone promotes 'cuddling,' not just aggression, animal study finds
Emory University

Testosterone can foster friendly, prosocial behavior in males, a new animal study finds. The Proceedings of the Royal Society B published the research on Mongolian gerbils conducted by neuroscientists at Emory University.

   
Released: 12-Aug-2022 3:45 PM EDT
Breakthrough in search for tinnitus cure
University of Auckland

After 20 years searching for a cure for tinnitus, researchers at the University of Auckland are excited by ‘encouraging results’ from a clinical trial of a mobile-phone-based therapy.

Released: 12-Aug-2022 3:05 PM EDT
COVID-19 mRNA vaccines are safe in pregnancy, large study confirms
Lancet

Canadian study found 7.3% of pregnant women experienced health events requiring time off work or school or needing medical attention, such as headaches, fatigue and a general feeling of being unwell, within a week after dose two of a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine, compared to 11.3% of vaccinated non-pregnant women.

Released: 12-Aug-2022 3:05 PM EDT
Early-Term Births Associated With Higher Rate of ADHD as Reported by Teachers
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Among children born at term (37–41 weeks), those born before 39 weeks are more likely to experience symptoms associated with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study by Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Newswise: Social media helps scientists monitor rarely sighted whales
Released: 12-Aug-2022 3:05 PM EDT
Social media helps scientists monitor rarely sighted whales
University of Auckland

Photographs shared by members of the public, via Facebook and nature-watching network iNaturalist, helped scientists assess how the species is faring around the Aotearoa New Zealand mainland.

Released: 12-Aug-2022 3:05 PM EDT
Drs. Julie Louise Gerberding, Martine Rothblatt to join Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees
Mayo Clinic

Julie Louise Gerberding, M.D., former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Martine Rothblatt, Ph.D., chairperson and CEO of United Therapeutics Corp. (Nasdaq:UTHR), were elected by the Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees as public trustees at its quarterly meeting on Aug. 12. They will join the Board of Trustees effective Nov. 10.

Released: 12-Aug-2022 2:05 PM EDT
A new way to control pain after knee replacement surgery
Houston Methodist

Houston Methodist researchers present clinical evidence supporting the safety and efficacy of injecting pain medication directly into the tibia during knee replacement surgery for better postoperative pain management. The study revealed patients receiving a mixture of morphine and vancomycin injected into the shin bone have less pain post-surgery than those who received the infusion without morphine during surgery.

Released: 12-Aug-2022 2:05 PM EDT
Newly updated CDC guidelines do not invalidate the protection that COVID-19 vaccines offer
Newswise

The claim that the new CDC guidelines prove that the authorized vaccines for COVID-19 do not provide any protection is false.

Released: 12-Aug-2022 2:05 PM EDT
Research studies focus on optimizing joint replacement surgery outcomes
Beth Israel Lahey Health

Two studies are included: Total joint replacement outcomes in the unhoused and health literacy linked to shoulder arthroplasty outcomes

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Newswise: COVID-19 Immunity Test Inventor: ‘It’s Not Just About Antibodies’
Released: 12-Aug-2022 2:05 PM EDT
COVID-19 Immunity Test Inventor: ‘It’s Not Just About Antibodies’
Cedars-Sinai

When it comes to COVID-19 immunity, antibodies do not tell the whole story, according to Cedars-Sinai professor of Medicine Stanley C. Jordan, MD.

Released: 12-Aug-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Top-100 Tax Law Professor Available to Speak about Inflation Reduction Plan
Albany Law School

With President Joe Biden’s $80 billion Inflation Reduction Plan directing funds to the Internal Revenue Service ($45.6 billion chiefly for enforcement) and taxing cryptocurrencies, a relatively new area for the IRS, Albany Law School Professor Danshera Cords is available to share her insight and deep knowledge of tax law.

Released: 12-Aug-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Smart contact lenses for cancer diagnostics and screening
Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation

Scientists from the Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation (TIBI) have developed a contact lens that can capture and detect exosomes, nanometer-sized vesicles found in bodily secretions which have the potential for being diagnostic cancer biomarkers.

Released: 12-Aug-2022 1:00 PM EDT
AI algorithm that detects brain abnormalities could help cure epilepsy
University College London

An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that can detect subtle brain abnormalities which cause epileptic seizures has been developed by a UCL-led team of international researchers.

Newswise: Pralsetinib achieves tissue-agnostic benefits for patients with RET gene fusions
12-Aug-2022 12:00 PM EDT
Pralsetinib achieves tissue-agnostic benefits for patients with RET gene fusions
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

The targeted therapy pralsetinib was well-tolerated and demonstrated high response rates in patients with RET gene fusions regardless of tumor type, according to results from the Phase I/II ARROW trial.

Newswise: Support Yourself and Others while Experiencing Grief during the Cancer Journey
Released: 12-Aug-2022 11:45 AM EDT
Support Yourself and Others while Experiencing Grief during the Cancer Journey
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Social Worker at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey shares tips for both patients and caregivers on managing grief during the cancer journey.

Newswise: Brightest stars in the night sky can strip Neptune-sized planets to their rocky cores
Released: 12-Aug-2022 11:20 AM EDT
Brightest stars in the night sky can strip Neptune-sized planets to their rocky cores
University of California, Berkeley

Over the last 25 years, astronomers have found thousands of exoplanets around stars in our galaxy, but more than 99% of them orbit smaller stars — from red dwarfs to stars slightly more massive than our sun, which is considered an average-sized star.

Newswise: Cousin of crop-killing bacteria mutating rapidly
Released: 12-Aug-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Cousin of crop-killing bacteria mutating rapidly
University of California, Riverside

A bacterial species closely related to deadly citrus greening disease is rapidly evolving its ability to infect insect hosts, and possibly plants as well.

Released: 12-Aug-2022 11:05 AM EDT
More than 1 in 4 children hospitalized with COVID-19 or MIS-C have lingering complications more than two months later
Boston Children's Hospital

In one of the largest follow-up studies to date, involving 25 pediatric hospitals, more than a quarter of children and adolescents hospitalized with coronavirus infection early in the pandemic still had health problems two to four months later, either persisting symptoms or activity impairment.

Newswise: Safer imaging technology for complex aortic repairs uses light instead of X-rays
Released: 12-Aug-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Safer imaging technology for complex aortic repairs uses light instead of X-rays
UT Southwestern Medical Center

A new imaging device at UT Southwestern is making complex aortic repairs safer for patients and operating room staff by dramatically reducing their exposure to radiation. The device, known as Fiber Optic RealShape (FORS) and manufactured by Philips, uses light to visualize blood vessels, nearly eliminating the need for X-rays typically used during minimally invasive vascular procedures.

11-Aug-2022 10:55 AM EDT
Nationwide study shows rise in pregnancy-related complications during COVID-19 pandemic
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

In a paper published in JAMA Network Open, physician-scientists assessed how pregnancy-related complications and obstetric outcomes changed during the COVID-19 pandemic compared to pre-pandemic.

Newswise: Two Monumental Milestones Achieved in CT Imaging
Released: 12-Aug-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Two Monumental Milestones Achieved in CT Imaging
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Two biomedical imaging technologies developed with support from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) have been cleared for clinical use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Both technologies offer advances in computed tomography (CT).

   
Released: 12-Aug-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Explore a New Development in Studying Cell Motility and More in the August Issue of SLAS Technology – Available Now
SLAS

The August issue of SLAS Technology is now available Open Access on ScienceDirect.

   
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Newswise: Neurosurgeon Ashish Shah Returns to Sylvester to Head Clinical Trials and Translational Research on Brain Tumors
Released: 12-Aug-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Neurosurgeon Ashish Shah Returns to Sylvester to Head Clinical Trials and Translational Research on Brain Tumors
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Ashish Shah, M.D., has assumed the newly created position of director of clinical trials and translational research and principal investigator in the Section of Virology and Immunotherapy at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Brain Tumor Initiative (BTI) at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Shah, who calls himself a “quadruple ’Cane,” returns to the site of his undergraduate studies, medical school, and residency as a faculty member. This follows a year-long fellowship at the National Institutes of Health, where he focused on clinical trial design and translational neuro-oncology.

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First HK Tech Forum at CityU tackles major challenges in data science and AI
Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study, City University of Hong Kong

Distinguished scholars from around the world gathered at the HK Tech Forum on Data Science and AI (DSAI) from 26 to 27 July to address challenging issues in driving data science and AI technology for the benefit of society.

Newswise: Mount Sinai Launches Large-Scale Genetic Sequencing Project with the Regeneron Genetics Center
Released: 12-Aug-2022 9:50 AM EDT
Mount Sinai Launches Large-Scale Genetic Sequencing Project with the Regeneron Genetics Center
Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai Health System and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have launched a new human genome sequencing research project called the Mount Sinai Million Health Discoveries Program with the Regeneron Genetics Center (RGC), part of the industry-leading, New York-based biotechnology company Regeneron.

Newswise: KU Cancer Center researchers discover that people with blood-related cancers have a higher chance of COVID breakthrough infections
Released: 12-Aug-2022 9:30 AM EDT
KU Cancer Center researchers discover that people with blood-related cancers have a higher chance of COVID breakthrough infections
University of Kansas Cancer Center

Individuals with blood-related cancers are more likely to experience a COVID-19 infection even after being vaccinated, a University of Kansas Cancer Center study has found.

Released: 12-Aug-2022 8:05 AM EDT
Betamethasone could improve outcomes for prostate cancer radiation therapy
University of Kentucky

A new study published by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers suggests that the common steroid betamethasone could be used to reduce unwanted side effects of radiation treatments for prostate cancer.

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Newswise: Live Microorganisms Found in Toxic Liquids for Metalworking
Released: 12-Aug-2022 2:05 AM EDT
Live Microorganisms Found in Toxic Liquids for Metalworking
Russian Foundation for Basic Research

RUDN biologists have studied microorganisms that can survive in metalworking fluids. The results will allow “picking up” bacteria and fungi that can process toxic waste fluids into a harmless product.

Newswise: Breast cancer cells use forces to open up channels through tissue
Released: 12-Aug-2022 1:05 AM EDT
Breast cancer cells use forces to open up channels through tissue
Aalto University

New method uses nanospheres to measure forces that cancer cells use to spread through tissue

   
Newswise: Gamified education keeps kids connected to STEM
Released: 11-Aug-2022 11:05 PM EDT
Gamified education keeps kids connected to STEM
University of South Australia

Gamified education could be the key to boosting STEM capabilities in primary school students as new research from the University of South Australia shows that it can improve spatial reasoning skills and shape positive attitudes towards STEM and design thinking.

Newswise: The ultimate campus move-in challenge: Rehoming the University of Florida's iconic bat colony
Released: 11-Aug-2022 6:05 PM EDT
The ultimate campus move-in challenge: Rehoming the University of Florida's iconic bat colony
University of Florida

The university is home to the world’s largest occupied bat houses, a trio of raised structures located on campus across from Lake Alice on Museum Road. Together, two of these houses shelter an estimated 500,000 bats — possibly the biggest bat colony east of the Mississippi River. Crowds gather regularly to watch the twilight spectacle of bats streaming from the houses to hunt insects under the cover of darkness. Now, with the oldest and most densely occupied bat house dilapidated beyond repair, UF staff will attempt to woo its residents into the newest bat barn, which has remained devoid of bats since its construction in 2017.

Released: 11-Aug-2022 5:35 PM EDT
Powerful new antibody neutralizes all known SARS-CoV-2 variants
Boston Children's Hospital

As SARS-CoV-2 has evolved and mutated, therapeutic antibodies that worked early in the pandemic have become less effective, and newer variants, especially Omicron, have developed ways to evade the antibodies we make in response to vaccines.

Released: 11-Aug-2022 5:20 PM EDT
Engineering enzymes to help solve the planet’s plastic problem
University of Manchester

Researchers from the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (MIB) have developed a new enzyme engineering platform to improve plastic degrading enzymes through directed evolution.

Released: 11-Aug-2022 5:20 PM EDT
Synthetic genetic circuits could help plants adapt to climate change
Stanford University

Increasingly, global food production is being threatened by the effects of climate change. As floods, droughts, and extreme heat waves become more common, crops need to be able to adapt faster than ever.


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