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Newswise: The evolutionary puzzle of the mammalian ear
Released: 27-May-2020 7:40 AM EDT
The evolutionary puzzle of the mammalian ear
University of Vienna

How could the tiny, tightly connected parts of the ear adapt independently to the amazingly diverse functional and environmental regimes encountered in mammals? A group of researchers from the University of Vienna and the Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research proposed a new explanation for this evolutionary puzzle.

Newswise: Loyola University Medical Center Named to Becker's Hospital Review's 2020 List of
Released: 27-May-2020 7:05 AM EDT
Loyola University Medical Center Named to Becker's Hospital Review's 2020 List of "100 Great Hospitals in America"
Loyola Medicine

For the seventh year in a row, Loyola University Medical Center has been named to Becker’s Hospital Review's list of "100 Great Hospitals in America." Hospitals included in the new 2020 list "have been recognized nationally for excellence in clinical care, patient outcomes and staff and physician satisfaction,” according to Becker’s. “These institutions are industry leaders that have achieved advanced accreditation and certification in several specialties."

27-May-2020 5:00 AM EDT
Study Shows Patients with Hemorrhagic Brain Disease Have Disordered Gut Microbiomes
University of Chicago Medical Center

A new study shows that people with a rare genetic disease that causes bleeding in the brain have gut microbiomes distinct from those without the disease.

Released: 26-May-2020 7:40 PM EDT
Spirituality linked to higher quality of life for stroke survivors, caregivers
American Heart Association (AHA)

Higher spirituality among stroke survivors was strongly linked to better quality of life for them and their caregivers who may also feel depressed, according to new research published today in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal. May is American Stroke Month.

Released: 26-May-2020 7:30 PM EDT
Dementia gene raises risk of severe COVID-19
University of Exeter

Having a faulty gene linked to dementia doubles the risk of developing severe COVID-19, according to a large-scale study.

Newswise:Video Embedded chimpanzees-help-trace-the-evolution-of-human-speech-back-to-ancient-ancestors
26-May-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Chimpanzees Help Trace the Evolution of Human Speech Back to Ancient Ancestors
University of Warwick

Chimpanzee lip-smacks exhibit a speech-like rhythm, a group of researchers led by the University of Warwick have found

Newswise: Researchers Discover Key Player in Hepatitis A Virus Infection
Released: 26-May-2020 6:40 PM EDT
Researchers Discover Key Player in Hepatitis A Virus Infection
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

University of North Carolina School of Medicine researchers designed experiments using gene-editing tools to discover how molecules called gangliosides serve as de facto gatekeepers to allow hepatitis A virus entry into liver cells.

Newswise: Renewable Energy Advance
Released: 26-May-2020 5:45 PM EDT
Renewable Energy Advance
University of Delaware

In order to identify materials that can improve storage technologies for fuel cells and batteries, you need to be able to visualize the actual three-dimensional structure of a particular material up close and in context. Researchers from the University of Delaware’s Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation (CCEI) have done just that, developing new techniques for characterizing complex materials.

20-May-2020 10:55 AM EDT
Sedative Drug in Combination with Opioids May Be Especially Dangerous
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• In an analysis of information on US adults initiating hemodialysis, 16% of patients were dispensed a short-acting benzodiazepine, and approximately one-quarter of these patients were also dispensed opioids. • Among patients with an opioid prescription, being dispensed a short-acting benzodiazepine had a 1.9-fold higher risk of dying over a median follow-up of 16 months compared with patients without a short-acting benzodiazepine.

Released: 26-May-2020 4:05 PM EDT
Researchers Find No Benefit for Treatment Used to Avoid Surgery for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
University of Maryland Medical Center

A new landmark study by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) found that patients with a vascular condition, called abdominal aortic aneurysm, received no benefits from taking a common antibiotic drug to reduce inflammation.

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