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Newswise: Studying Patterns of Relapse in Pediatric Hodgkin Lymphoma using a Response-Based Therapy Approach
23-Oct-2020 4:40 PM EDT
Studying Patterns of Relapse in Pediatric Hodgkin Lymphoma using a Response-Based Therapy Approach
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Recent research from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey expert as part of a phase 3 study from the Children’s Oncology Group explores response-based consolidation with modern radiation therapy as safe and effective standard of care for pediatric Hodgkin lymphoma patients. This work is being presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) this week.

22-Oct-2020 8:35 AM EDT
Proton Therapy for Lung Cancer May Help Reduce Risk of Heart Diseases
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Treating lung cancer patients with proton therapy may help reduce the risk of radiation-induced heart diseases.

21-Oct-2020 11:25 AM EDT
Why Do Minorities Have Higher Rates of Kidney Failure?
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• A new study indicates that Blacks and Hispanics have experienced higher rates of kidney failure compared with whites due to more rapid kidney function decline. • Results from the study will be presented online during ASN Kidney Week 2020 Reimagined October 19–October 25.

21-Oct-2020 11:20 AM EDT
Acute Kidney Injury among African Americans with Sickle Cell Trait and Disease
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• New research examines the risk of acute kidney injury in people with sickle cell trait or disease, as well as the effect of acute kidney injury on kidney function decline in these individuals. • Results from the study will be presented online during ASN Kidney Week 2020 Reimagined October 19–October 25.

21-Oct-2020 11:15 AM EDT
“Patient Activation” May Improve Quality of Life in Individuals with Kidney Disease
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• In individuals with chronic kidney disease who received online peer mentoring, improved patient activation correlated with improvements in various aspects of quality of life. • Results from the study will be presented online during ASN Kidney Week 2020 Reimagined October 19–October 25.

21-Oct-2020 11:10 AM EDT
New Algorithm Predicts Likelihood of Acute Kidney Injury
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• In a recent study, a new algorithm outperformed the standard method for predicting which hospitalized patients will develop acute kidney injury. • Results from the study will be presented online during ASN Kidney Week 2020 Reimagined October 19–October 25.

Released: 23-Oct-2020 4:55 PM EDT
Woman recovering from COVID-19 shares experience as monoclonal antibody clinical trial participant
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

When Christina Loville tested positive for the coronavirus, she was terrified. She decided to channel her fear into researching COVID-19 treatments, where she discovered a local clinical trial led by experts at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

Released: 23-Oct-2020 4:30 PM EDT
"Third spike" in COVID-19 cases, plus the vaccine trials: Live Expert Panel for October 29, 3PM EDT
Newswise

"Third spike" in COVID-19 cases, plus the vaccine trials: Live Expert Panel for October 29, 3PM EDT

Released: 23-Oct-2020 3:50 PM EDT
Trump Led Biden in Twitter Volume and in Positive Mentions, Analysis Shows
New York University

President Donald Trump received more Twitter mentions, and a greater increase of positive mentions, relative to former Vice President Joe Biden Thursday night, shows a new analysis of online activity leading up to, during, and immediately after the second presidential debate.

Released: 23-Oct-2020 3:35 PM EDT
New Study Exposes Potential Expansion Barriers to Functional MRI for Medicare Patients
Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute

A new Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute study found that functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) steadily increased from 2007-2014 but has now been static due to potential expansion barriers. This diagnostic imaging method is critical in determining brain functions as well as for assessing the potential risks of surgery or other invasive treatments of the brain. This American Journal of Neuroradiology (AJNR) study is the first of its kind to assess the nationwide adoption of fMRI.

Newswise: Exploring the source of stars and planets in a laboratory
Released: 23-Oct-2020 2:50 PM EDT
Exploring the source of stars and planets in a laboratory
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

New computer simulation aims to verify a widely held but unproven theory of the growth of celestial bodies.

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Released: 23-Oct-2020 2:30 PM EDT
Trump continued to falsely claim Biden supported getting rid of private insurance
Newswise

In the final presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, moderator Kristen Welker asks the candidates to speak about their plans for healthcare in the United States. President Trump once again accused his oponent of wanting to eliminate private health insurance. Trump has made this claim repeatedly. This claim is false. It conflates Biden's plan with those of other Democrats pushing "Medicare for All."

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21-Oct-2020 3:35 PM EDT
New Population of Immune Cells Could Play a Role in Multiple Sclerosis
Thomas Jefferson University

Researchers uncover defining features of a subset of T-cells that may drive autoimmunity in MS, and could prove to be a new target for therapy.

Released: 23-Oct-2020 1:50 PM EDT
Are we really “rounding the corner" when it comes the coronavirus pandemic?
Newswise

“We’re rounding the turn,” Trump said during the debate. This implies a meaningful improvement. We rate this claim as false. On that very same day the U.S. recorded 77,000 new cases, according to NBC News. This tops the previous high that had been set in July. We may be learning to "live with it," as Trump mentioned, but this is not an improvement.

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Released: 23-Oct-2020 1:40 PM EDT
Expert available to speak on how magazine censorship helped strengthen the LGBTQ community
California State University, Fullerton

Research from Jason Shepard, chair and professor of communications at Cal State Fullerton, highlights how First Amendment law was both a weapon and shield in the expansion of LGBTQ rights well before the Stonewall Riots.

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Released: 23-Oct-2020 1:30 PM EDT
Ancient Maya built sophisticated water filters
University of Cincinnati

Ancient Maya in the once-bustling city of Tikal built sophisticated water filters using natural materials they imported from miles away, according to the University of Cincinnati.

Released: 23-Oct-2020 1:10 PM EDT
Gender insecurity prompts women MMA fighters to date hypermasculine men
University of California, Riverside

Women who compete in martial arts and combat sports challenge gender norms in their profession but often embrace them wholeheartedly and even overdo them in their personal lives, finds a UC Riverside study published in Sociology of Sport Journal.

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Released: 23-Oct-2020 12:50 PM EDT
NRL researchers evaluate ultraviolet sources, combat COVID-19
United States Naval Research Laboratory

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory researchers evaluated commercial ultraviolet (UV) sources for viral disinfection to combat COVID-19 on land and at sea, and established a dedicated UV characterization lab in five days to ensure safe introduction and effective operation of UV sources across the Fleet.

Newswise: Kristen M. Kelly, MD, appointed chair of UCI Department of Dermatology
Released: 23-Oct-2020 12:35 PM EDT
Kristen M. Kelly, MD, appointed chair of UCI Department of Dermatology
University of California, Irvine

Kristen M. Kelly, MD, has been appointed chair for the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine Department of Dermatology, effective September 6, 2020.

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Released: 23-Oct-2020 12:15 PM EDT
AI detects hidden earthquakes
Stanford University

In a recent paper published in Nature Communications, Mousavi and co-authors describe a new method for using artificial intelligence to bring into focus millions of these subtle shifts of the Earth. "By improving our ability to detect and locate these very small earthquakes, we can get a clearer view of how earthquakes interact or spread out along the fault, how they get started, even how they stop," said Stanford geophysicist Gregory Beroza, one of the paper's authors.

Released: 23-Oct-2020 12:05 PM EDT
COVID-19 anxiety linked to body image issues
Anglia Ruskin University

A new study has found that anxiety and stress directly linked to COVID-19 could be causing a number of body image issues amongst women and men.

Newswise: Matt Law: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
Released: 23-Oct-2020 11:50 AM EDT
Matt Law: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Then and Now looks at what a 2010 Department of Energy Office of Science Early Career Award meant for Matt Law, now an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Irvine.

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Released: 23-Oct-2020 11:45 AM EDT
Eliminating COVID-19: What the world can learn from NZ and Taiwan
University of Otago

Both Taiwan and New Zealand have successfully eliminated COVID-19 with world-leading pandemic responses. By taking a particularly proactive approach, Taiwan's response was probably the most effective and least disruptive of any country's, researchers say.

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Released: 23-Oct-2020 11:35 AM EDT
Oregon researchers reveal why heat stress damages sperm
University of Oregon

University of Oregon biologists have used the model organism Caenorhabditis elegans to identify molecular mechanisms that produce DNA damage in sperm and contribute to male infertility following exposure to heat.

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Timekeeping theory combines quantum clocks and Einstein's relativity
Dartmouth College

A phenomenon of quantum mechanics known as superposition can impact timekeeping in high-precision clocks, according to a theoretical study from Dartmouth College, Saint Anselm College and Santa Clara University.

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Healthcare's earthquake: Lessons from COVID-19
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally disrupted U.S. healthcare organizations.

Released: 23-Oct-2020 10:50 AM EDT
COVID-19 lockdown reduced mental health, sleep, exercise
Pennington Biomedical Research Center

A first-of-its-kind global survey shows the initial phase of the COVID-19 lockdown dramatically altered our personal habits, largely for the worse.

Released: 23-Oct-2020 10:45 AM EDT
New Data on Increasing Cloth Mask Effectiveness
Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

A new study published in Risk Analysis, “Reinventing cloth masks in the face of pandemics,” by Stephen Salter, P.Eng., describes how Effective Fiber Mask Programs (EFMPs) can help communities find a balance between the economy and curbing community spread.

Newswise: Research Team Discovers the Molecular Processes in Kidney Cells That Attract and Feed COVID-19
Released: 23-Oct-2020 10:40 AM EDT
Research Team Discovers the Molecular Processes in Kidney Cells That Attract and Feed COVID-19
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

What about the kidneys make them a hotspot for COVID-19’s cytokine storm? A research team says it’s the presence of a protein found on specialized renal transport cells.

22-Oct-2020 8:20 AM EDT
Clinical trial shows experimental drug safely slows progression of diabetic kidney disease
University of Chicago Medical Center

Patients with diabetic kidney disease can potentially be treated with a new investigational medication that may slow the progress of their illness without harmful side effects to their hearts, according to the results of a global clinical trial announced Friday.

21-Oct-2020 11:25 AM EDT
High-Impact Clinical Trials Yield Results that Could Improve Kidney Care
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

The results of numerous high-impact clinical trials that could affect kidney-related medical care will be presented online during ASN Kidney Week 2020 Reimagined October 19–October 25.

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Newswise: New study the first to link plastic ingestion and dietary metals in seabirds
Released: 23-Oct-2020 8:20 AM EDT
New study the first to link plastic ingestion and dietary metals in seabirds
University of South Australia

A new study by Australian scientists is the first to find a relationship between plastic debris ingested by seabirds and liver concentrations of mineral metals, with potential links to pollution and nutrition.

Released: 23-Oct-2020 7:00 AM EDT
Study: 34% of older adults in the U.S. are prescribed potentially inappropriate drugs, raising health care costs by hundreds
University at Buffalo

The prescription of potentially inappropriate medications to older adults is linked to increased hospitalizations, and it costs patients, on average, more than $450 per year, according to a new University at Buffalo study.

Newswise: Los Alamos National Laboratory named a top employer by Latina Style
Released: 22-Oct-2020 7:55 PM EDT
Los Alamos National Laboratory named a top employer by Latina Style
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos National Laboratory was selected as one of the 2020 Top 50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work in the U.S. by LATINA Style Inc. The Lab ranked 33 out of 50, based on 2019 data.

Newswise: Landmark Study Suggests Malaria-Preventive Drugs Dramatically Reduce Infections and Improve Health of School Children
21-Oct-2020 4:00 PM EDT
Landmark Study Suggests Malaria-Preventive Drugs Dramatically Reduce Infections and Improve Health of School Children
University of Maryland Medical Center

Use of preventive antimalarial treatments reduces by half the number of malaria infections among schoolchildren, according to a new analysis published today in The Lancet Global Health.

Newswise: DIII-D Scientists to Work with PPPL to Find a Path to Sustained Fusion Energy
Released: 22-Oct-2020 6:15 PM EDT
DIII-D Scientists to Work with PPPL to Find a Path to Sustained Fusion Energy
General Atomics

Researchers from the DIII-D National Fusion Facility are preparing to support their colleagues at the National Spherical Tokamak Experiment-Upgrade (NSTX-U) at the U.S Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) in a quest to develop sustained fusion energy. Under recently announced DOE funding programs, two teams at DIII-D will perform research on physics and instrumentation for NSTX-U as the facility’s staff work to restart operations late next year.

Newswise: Leaders in Education, Business and Government Join Forces to Solve Critical Issues Facing Young People at CFES Global Conference
Released: 22-Oct-2020 6:10 PM EDT
Leaders in Education, Business and Government Join Forces to Solve Critical Issues Facing Young People at CFES Global Conference
CFES Brilliant Pathways

COVID-19 and social unrest across the globe have changed our world forever. The CFES Brilliant Pathways Global Conferenceon October 27-29, will explore implication of this disruption and how we can ensure that our children succeed in education and the workplace in our new world.

Newswise: How a Twitter hashtag provides insights for doctors and support for people with breast cancer
Released: 22-Oct-2020 6:05 PM EDT
How a Twitter hashtag provides insights for doctors and support for people with breast cancer
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

A UCLA-led review of nine years of social media posts with the hashtag #BCSM suggests that Twitter can be a useful resource not only for patients, but also for physicians and researchers.


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