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Newswise: Many Parents Say Teens With Anxiety, Depression May Benefit from Peer Confidants at School
12-Jan-2021 2:30 PM EST
Many Parents Say Teens With Anxiety, Depression May Benefit from Peer Confidants at School
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Three-quarters of parents in a new national poll think peers better understand teen challenges, compared to teachers or counselors in the school.

Newswise: Vermont’s BIPOC drivers are most likely to have a run-in with police, study shows
15-Jan-2021 2:05 PM EST
Vermont’s BIPOC drivers are most likely to have a run-in with police, study shows
University of Vermont

Examining more than 800,000 police stops in Vermont between 2014 to 2019, researchers confirm that Vermont authorities stop, ticket, arrest and search Black drivers at a rate far beyond their share of the state's total driving population.

Newswise: Changing Diets — Not Lower Physical Activity or Infectious Disease Burden — May Best Explain Global Childhood Obesity Crisis
13-Jan-2021 3:35 PM EST
Changing Diets — Not Lower Physical Activity or Infectious Disease Burden — May Best Explain Global Childhood Obesity Crisis
Baylor University

Variation in consumption of market-acquired foods outside of the traditional diet — but not in total number of calories burned daily — is reliably related to indigenous Amazonian children’s body fat, according to a Baylor University study that offers insight into the global obesity epidemic.

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Released: 15-Jan-2021 5:40 PM EST
Research Links Social Isolation to COVID-19 Protocol Resistance
Humboldt State University

As health officials continue to implore the public to wear masks and practice social distancing, recent research by Humboldt State University Psychology Professor Amber Gaffney provides key insights into connections between social isolation, conspiratorial thinking, and resistance to COVID-19 protocols.

Newswise: Rapid blood test identifies COVID-19 patients at high risk of severe disease
Released: 15-Jan-2021 5:35 PM EST
Rapid blood test identifies COVID-19 patients at high risk of severe disease
Washington University in St. Louis

Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown that a relatively simple and rapid blood test can predict which patients with COVID-19 are at highest risk of severe complications or death. The blood test measures levels of mitochondrial DNA, which normally resides inside the energy factories of cells. Mitochondrial DNA spilling out of cells and into the bloodstream is a sign that a particular type of violent cell death is taking place in the body.

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Released: 15-Jan-2021 4:40 PM EST
Drug-Induced Liver Injury, Translational microRNA Biomarkers, and More Featured in January 2021 Toxicological Sciences
Society of Toxicology

in the January 2021 issue, Toxicological Sciences offers an engaging slate of research in toxicology, from endocrine toxicology and biomarkers to genetic and epigenetic toxicology and mixtures toxicology.

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Newswise: Conductive nature in crystal structures revealed at magnification of 10 million times
Released: 15-Jan-2021 3:05 PM EST
Conductive nature in crystal structures revealed at magnification of 10 million times
University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering

In groundbreaking materials research, a team led by University of Minnesota Professor K. Andre Mkhoyan has made a discovery that blends the best of two sought-after qualities for touchscreens and smart windows—transparency and conductivity.

Released: 15-Jan-2021 2:55 PM EST
COVID-19 deaths really are different. But best practices for ICU care should still apply, studies suggest.
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

COVID-19 deaths are indeed different from other lung failure deaths, according to two recent studies, with 56% of COVID-19 patients dying primarily from the lung damage caused by the virus, compared with 22% of those whose lungs fail due to other causes. But, the researchers conclude, the kind of care needed to help sustain people through the worst cases of all forms of lung failure is highly similar, and just needs to be fine-tuned.

Released: 15-Jan-2021 2:50 PM EST
45% of adults over 65 lack online medical accounts that could help them sign up for COVID-19 vaccinations
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

As the vaccination of older adults against COVID-19 begins across the country, new poll data suggests that many of them don’t yet have access to the “patient portal” online systems that could make it much easier for them to schedule a vaccination appointment. In all, 45% of adults aged 65 to 80 had not set up an account with their health provider’s portal system.

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14-Jan-2021 11:05 AM EST
Social exclusion, career limitations hinder LGBTQ STEM professionals
University of Michigan

LGBTQ professionals' pride in their science, technology, engineering, and math work is not reciprocated, say researchers.

Released: 15-Jan-2021 1:30 PM EST
New England Journal of Medicine publishes COVID-19 treatment trial results
University of Texas at San Antonio

A clinical trial involving COVID-19 patients hospitalized at UT Health San Antonio and University Health, among roughly 100 sites globally, found that a combination of the drugs baricitinib and remdesivir reduced time to recovery, according to results published Dec. 11 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Released: 15-Jan-2021 1:15 PM EST
Snakes evolve a magnetic way to be resistant to venom
University of Queensland

Certain snakes have evolved a unique genetic trick to avoid being eaten by venomous snakes, according to University of Queensland research.

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Released: 15-Jan-2021 1:05 PM EST
Dairy product purchasing differs in households with and without children
Elsevier

American dairy consumers are often influenced by a variety of factors that can affect their buying habits. These factors include taste, preference, government information, cultural background, social media, and the news.

Released: 15-Jan-2021 12:50 PM EST
Changing resilience of oceans to climate change
University of Exeter

Oxygen levels in the ancient oceans were surprisingly resilient to climate change, new research suggests.

Released: 15-Jan-2021 12:40 PM EST
DNA test can quickly identify pneumonia in patients with severe COVID-19, aiding faster treatment
University of Cambridge

Researchers have developed a DNA test to quickly identify secondary infections in COVID-19 patients, who have double the risk of developing pneumonia while on ventilation than non-COVID-19 patients.

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Released: 15-Jan-2021 12:30 PM EST
Are partially protected areas the 'red herrings' of marine conservation?
University of New South Wales

Partially protected areas - marine reserves that allow some forms of fishing - are no more effective socially or ecologically than open marine areas in Australia's Great Southern Reef, a new UNSW study has concluded.

Released: 15-Jan-2021 12:30 PM EST
Fight CRC To Present Research Findings on The Impact of COVID-19 on the Colorectal Cancer Community at 2021 GI ASCO
Fight Colorectal Cancer

Fight Colorectal Cancer presents abstract at Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium highlighting the need to address the barriers and opportunities for care within the colorectal cancer community during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Released: 15-Jan-2021 12:25 PM EST
Divergences between scientific and Indigenous and Local Knowledge can be helpful
University of Helsinki

Divergences between scientific and Indigenous and Local Knowledge can provide a better understanding of why local pastoralists may be willing, or not, to participate in conservation initiatives for carnivores, a study from University of Helsinki suggests.

Released: 15-Jan-2021 12:20 PM EST
Target Discovered That Halts Osteoarthritis-Like Knee Cartilage Degeneration
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

In a mouse study, researchers used nanotechnology and previous knowledge of a protein pathway to significantly reduce knee cartilage degeneration and pain

Released: 15-Jan-2021 12:10 PM EST
Common Understanding of Turing Test Misses the Mark, Scholar Claims in New Book
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Bram Van Heuveln, a lecturer at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, makes the case for a new understanding of the Turing Test in a chapter of the book Great Philosophical Objections to Artificial Intelligence: The History and Legacy of the AI Wars, published this month by Bloomsbury.

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Released: 15-Jan-2021 11:55 AM EST
Artificial Intelligence beats us in chess, but not in memory
Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati

In the last decades, Artificial Intelligence has shown to be very good at achieving exceptional goals in several fields.

Released: 15-Jan-2021 11:30 AM EST
UW researchers develop tool to equitably distribute limited vaccines
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and UW Health have developed a tool that incorporates a person’s age and socioeconomic status to prioritize vaccine distribution among people who otherwise share similar risks due to their jobs.

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Released: 15-Jan-2021 11:20 AM EST
Will Covid-19 kill the high street once and for all?
University of Sheffield

The shift to home working during Covid-19, or ‘Zoomshock’, threatens the survival of local goods and services provided in city centres and business parks

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Newswise: New delivery method cuts required dose, promises relief from adverse side effects of antipsychotic medication
Released: 15-Jan-2021 10:35 AM EST
New delivery method cuts required dose, promises relief from adverse side effects of antipsychotic medication
McMaster University

A team of neuroscientists and engineers at McMaster University has created a nasal spray to deliver antipsychotic medication directly to the brain instead of having it pass through the body.

Released: 15-Jan-2021 10:20 AM EST
Want a hot stock tip? Avoid this type of investment fund
Ohio State University

“Buy low and sell high” says the old adage about investing in the stock market. But a relatively new type of investment fund is luring unsophisticated investors into buying when values are at their highest, resulting in losses almost immediately, a new study has found.

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Newswise: Study: X-Rays Surrounding ‘Magnificent 7’ May Be Traces of Sought-After Particle
Released: 15-Jan-2021 10:00 AM EST
Study: X-Rays Surrounding ‘Magnificent 7’ May Be Traces of Sought-After Particle
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

A new study, led by a theoretical physicist at Berkeley Lab, suggests that never-before-observed particles called axions may be the source of unexplained, high-energy X-ray emissions surrounding a group of neutron stars.

13-Jan-2021 11:15 AM EST
Mount Sinai Finds That Transgender Women Can Safely Stay On Their Hormone Treatments During Gender Affirming Surgery, Without An Increase of Blood Clots
Mount Sinai Health System

This is the first study to demonstrate that there is no difference in blood clots when transgender women remain on estrogen hormone therapy for gender affirming surgery. Because both estrogen therapy and surgery can increase a person’s risk of blood clots, experts had long suggested that transgender women stop taking estrogen when undergoing gender affirming surgery. However, there was previously no published data on the blood clot risk specific to transgender women undergoing surgery.

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Released: 15-Jan-2021 9:45 AM EST
CHOP Researchers Find NTRK Fusions More Common than Expected in Pediatric Tumors
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

In a large study of pediatric cancer patients, researchers from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have analyzed the frequency, fusion partners, and clinical outcome of neurotrophic tyrosine receptor kinase (NTRK) fusions, which are clinical biomarkers that identify patients suitable for treatment with FDA-approved TRK inhibitors. The researchers found that NTRK fusions are more common in pediatric tumors and also involve a wider range of tumors than adult cancers, information that could help prioritize screening for NTRK fusions in pediatric cancer patients who might benefit from treatment with TRK inhibitors.

Newswise: Researchers Help Pioneer New Era in Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance
Released: 15-Jan-2021 8:55 AM EST
Researchers Help Pioneer New Era in Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance
University of Miami Health System, Miller School of Medicine

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers are looking at ways to combine imaging and biomarkers to predict prostate cancer progression more accurately.

Released: 15-Jan-2021 8:20 AM EST
Houston Methodist study finds males of all ages more affected by COVID-19 than females
Houston Methodist

A new Houston Methodist study found males are more likely to test positive for COVID-19, have complications and die from the virus than females, independent of age. The peer-reviewed observational study appears in PLOS ONE, a multidisciplinary journal published by the Public Library of Science.

14-Jan-2021 8:00 AM EST
An Unexpected, and Novel, Target for Prostate Cancer – Our Biological Clock
Thomas Jefferson University

Researchers find that CRY-1, a regulator of circadian rhythms, promotes tumor progression by altering DNA repair.

Newswise: Potential COVID-19 Drug Is Successful in Lab Study
Released: 14-Jan-2021 5:20 PM EST
Potential COVID-19 Drug Is Successful in Lab Study
Rush University Medical Center

A new potential therapy for COVID-19 developed by researchers at Rush University Medical Center has shown success in preventing the disease’s symptoms in mice.

Newswise: Accounting for the gaps in ancient food webs
12-Jan-2021 4:05 PM EST
Accounting for the gaps in ancient food webs
Santa Fe Institute

Studying ancient food webs can help scientists reconstruct communities of species, many long extinct, and even use those insights to figure out how modern-day communities might change in the future. There’s just one problem: only some species left enough of a trace for scientists to find eons later, leaving large gaps in the fossil record — and researchers’ ability to piece together the food webs from the past. A new paper shines a light on those gaps and points the way to how to account for them.

Newswise: Acute itching in eczema patients linked to environmental allergens
Released: 14-Jan-2021 4:50 PM EST
Acute itching in eczema patients linked to environmental allergens
Washington University in St. Louis

New research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis indicates that allergens in the environment often are to blame for episodes of acute itch in eczema patients, and that the itching often doesn’t respond to antihistamines because the itch signals are being carried to the brain along a previously unrecognized pathway that current drugs don’t target.

Released: 14-Jan-2021 4:50 PM EST
UNH Researchers Discover New Inhibitor Drug Combination for Rare Form of Cancer
University of New Hampshire

Waldenström macroglobulinemia (WM), a rare form of lymphoma, does not have any known cure and only one FDA-approved treatment making it challenging to treat patients. Researchers at the University of New Hampshire took the novel approach of targeting specific cell proteins that control DNA information using inhibitors, or drugs, that were effective in reducing the growth of the cancer cells and when combined with a third drug were even more successful in killing the WM cancer cells which could lead to more treatment options.

Released: 14-Jan-2021 4:45 PM EST
Toadlet Peptide Transforms Into a Deadly Weapon Against Bacteria
American Technion Society

An international team of researchers has discovered remarkable molecular properties of an antimicrobial peptide from the skin of the Australian toadlet. The discovery could inspire the development of novel synthetic drugs to combat bacterial infections.

Newswise: Astronomers document the rise and fall of a rarely observed stellar dance
Released: 14-Jan-2021 4:45 PM EST
Astronomers document the rise and fall of a rarely observed stellar dance
University of Washington

Astronomers have catalogued 126 years of changes to HS Hydrae, a rare evolving eclipsing binary. The two stars in HS Hydrae began to eclipse each other starting around a century ago, peaking in the 1960s. The degree of eclipsing then plummeted over the course of just a half century, and will cease around Feb. 2021.

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Released: 14-Jan-2021 4:30 PM EST
Researchers Rewind the Clock to Calculate Age and Site of Supernova Blast
Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

Hubble astronomers have retraced the expanding gaseous debris from a nearby exploded star to estimate the location and time of the stellar detonation. Their analysis reveals that the light from the supernova blast reached Earth about 1,700 years ago.

Newswise: University of Chicago undergrads discover bright lensed galaxy in the early universe, despite pandemic barriers
Released: 14-Jan-2021 3:35 PM EST
University of Chicago undergrads discover bright lensed galaxy in the early universe, despite pandemic barriers
University of Chicago

A class of undergraduate astrophysics students at the University of Chicago helped discover a galaxy that dates back to a time when the universe was only 1.2 billion years old, about one-tenth of its current age.

Released: 14-Jan-2021 2:30 PM EST
How do people solve global problems?
University of Georgia

What do the 3,000-year-old actions of an Egyptian pharaoh say about how we should tackle the biggest challenges of the 21st century?

Newswise: NASA product tracks global growing seasons
Released: 14-Jan-2021 2:25 PM EST
NASA product tracks global growing seasons
South Dakota State University

Scientists can track the growing season globally for free through the NASA land surface phenology project.


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