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Newswise: No More Weighting
Released: 23-Feb-2024 11:05 AM EST
No More Weighting
University of Northern Colorado

Alumna and professional weightlifter pursues her second Olympic games

Released: 21-Feb-2024 4:05 PM EST
Hippo signaling pathway gives new insight into systemic sclerosis
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Systemic sclerosis causes the skin to tighten and harden resulting in a potentially fatal autoimmune condition that is associated with lung fibrosis and kidney disease. University of Michigan Health researchers have studied the pathology of systemic sclerosis to understand better the disease and identify key pathways in the disease process that can be targeted therapeutically.

Newswise: Inequities in HIV testing, diagnosis and care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
Released: 15-Feb-2024 2:00 PM EST
Inequities in HIV testing, diagnosis and care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

There is a large discrepancy in HIV care and education for those with intellectual disabilities that results in an increase in HIV in the population.

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Released: 13-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST
Owens Valley: Radio Astronomy in the Land of Sky and Stream
National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Though far to the west of the St. Croix antenna, the Owens Valley antenna has some similarities, in particular being in a remote location. The high mountains surrounding the valley mean that access to the region is only possible from the south, or through mountain passes. This also makes for a unique geography. To the south are the dry bed remains of Owens Lake, and further beyond is Death Valley. To the East are the White Mountains, which is home to the great bristlecone pine forest, and some of the oldest living trees in the world. Within the Methuselah Grove of this forest is hidden a particular tree that was seeded nearly 5,000 years ago.

Released: 13-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST
Learning Shines Brightly at SuperKnova
National Radio Astronomy Observatory

SuperKnova is a project to provide learning opportunities in radio technology for students in a way that is inclusive and equitable. Originally conceived at the Radio Astronomy Imaging and Analysis Lab (RADIAL), SuperKnova is a collaboration between RADIAL, NRAO, and educators and students from across the country.

Released: 12-Feb-2024 11:05 AM EST
Antibody drug conjugates make strides in ovarian cancer with recent FDA approval
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

The UCLA team played a pivotal role in a clinical trial that led to the FDA granting accelerated approval of the first antibody drug conjugate (ADC), mirvetuximab soravtansine, for the treatment of platinum-resistant ovarian cancer.

Released: 8-Feb-2024 8:00 AM EST
Unveiling potential diagnostic, treatment target for APS-related thrombocytopenia
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

No standard treatment exists for thrombocytopenia in patients with antiphospholipid syndrome, but this could change with a new treatment target

Released: 8-Feb-2024 7:30 AM EST
Should heart patients consider taking weight loss medications?
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Over the last year, prescriptions for medications that can accelerate weight loss in people with diabetes, or without it, have skyrocketed. But how can these weight loss medications affect the heart? A preventive cardiologist shares how this shifting landscape might affect cardiovascular care and how he advises his patients.

Released: 6-Feb-2024 4:05 PM EST
Prostate cancer screenings encouraged for Black men as early as 40
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

New prostate screening guidelines organized by the Prostate Cancer Foundation aim to address the longstanding health disparity in prostate cancer: Black men are diagnosed with and die from prostate cancer at a much higher rate than white men.

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Released: 6-Feb-2024 9:00 AM EST
Team Brings Piccolo PDA Closure to the Bedside
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Since its approval in 2019, the Amplatzer Piccolo Occluder has been a game-changer—allowing teams to close a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in premature babies in a minimally invasive way.But there’s one problem: Some babies are too sick to be moved to a catheterization lab for the procedure.

Newswise: From Hidden History to Robot Surgery
Released: 5-Feb-2024 4:05 PM EST
From Hidden History to Robot Surgery
University of Utah Health

The annual conference brought together hundreds of scientists interested in finding ways to harness big data to answer previously unsolvable questions.

   
Newswise: The Challenges and Charms of In-Person Observing
Released: 1-Feb-2024 12:05 PM EST
The Challenges and Charms of In-Person Observing
NSF's NOIRLab

NSF’s NOIRLab’s world-class observatories — Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, Kitt Peak National Observatory, the International Gemini Observatory, and Vera C. Rubin Observatory — are built in some of the highest and driest locations on Earth, often situated far from major inhabited areas.

Newswise: El fascinante desafío de observar en persona
Released: 1-Feb-2024 12:05 PM EST
El fascinante desafío de observar en persona
NSF's NOIRLab

Los observatorios de clase mundial de NOIRLab de NSF: el Observatorio Cerro Tololo, el Observatorio Nacional Kitt Peak, el Observatorio Internacional Gemini y el Observatorio Vera C. Rubin, están construidos en algunos de los lugares más altos y secos del planeta, a menudo alejados de las principales áreas pobladas.

Released: 1-Feb-2024 9:05 AM EST
What’s on Your Plate?
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

The Food Pyramid that many of us learned about in school is now ancient history. That old guideline on food groups and servings has been replaced by MyPlate.

Newswise: How Will New Pediatric Heart Surgery Guidelines Impact Care?
Released: 31-Jan-2024 12:05 PM EST
How Will New Pediatric Heart Surgery Guidelines Impact Care?
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Every year, more than 40,000 patients in the U.S. undergo congenital heart surgery. But across centers, studies have shown that there can be significant variations in outcomes for these patients. To ensure that all children receive the best care, a group of leading experts across the country collaborated to create new, consensus recommendations for hospitals performing pediatric heart surgery.

Newswise: Ten Things You Can Do to Support Nurses
Released: 31-Jan-2024 10:05 AM EST
Ten Things You Can Do to Support Nurses
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

We keep hearing that we as a country have moved on from COVID. But we are here to tell you: nurses have not.

Newswise: PMCU Launches BLOCK 28X, New Space in Samyan for Young Entrepreneurs
Released: 19-Jan-2024 8:55 AM EST
PMCU Launches BLOCK 28X, New Space in Samyan for Young Entrepreneurs
Chulalongkorn University

Property Management of Chulalongkorn University (PMCU) unveiled BLOCK 28X, a new space in Samyan for young entrepreneurs.

Newswise: From University Research to Commercial Products: Chula Signs MOU with Archanawat to Develop Plastic Packaging
Released: 15-Jan-2024 8:55 AM EST
From University Research to Commercial Products: Chula Signs MOU with Archanawat to Develop Plastic Packaging
Chulalongkorn University

Chulalongkorn University Center of Excellence on Petrochemical and Materials Technology (PETROMAT) and Archanawat Co., Ltd., signed an MOU on research and development of plastic packaging innovations.

Released: 4-Jan-2024 1:05 PM EST
Treating prostate cancer without major side effects
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer can be difficult to treat, but advances in technology might provide a solution

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Released: 4-Jan-2024 1:05 PM EST
6-year-old adopts dog with same heart condition
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Their special connection supports Robin through her craniofacial procedures

Newswise: Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Performs 500th Liver Transplant
Released: 3-Jan-2024 11:05 AM EST
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Performs 500th Liver Transplant
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has performed its 500th liver transplant—a milestone achievement that only a handful of pediatric centers in the country have reached.

Released: 2-Jan-2024 4:05 PM EST
The ‘tripledemic’ surge
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Study examines the impact of flu, RSV and COVID-19 hitting pediatric emergency departments

Newswise: A unique patient case inspiring research
Released: 2-Jan-2024 4:05 PM EST
A unique patient case inspiring research
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

By studying Mallory's case, a 22-year-old film student is enabling investigators to examine the mechanisms behind lipodystrophy

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Released: 22-Dec-2023 5:05 PM EST
Science Is the Best (Local, Regional, National, Global) Policy
Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI)

About a decade ago, BRI hosted a Bio Blitz at our River Point bird monitoring station in Falmouth, Maine.

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Released: 22-Dec-2023 5:05 PM EST
Something to (re)Think About
Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI)

At Biodiversity Research Institute, our passion drives us to explore diverse projects across continents—from monitoring mercury levels to studying offshore wind development and tracking waterfowl movement.

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Released: 22-Dec-2023 5:05 PM EST
Science Outside the Box
Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI)

Neon green hoods, turquoise bellies, ornate crowns—neotropical birds come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Combined with unique patterns, textures, and song, they either blend in or stand out in thick jungles filled with hundreds of other species competing for the same or similar resources.

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Released: 22-Dec-2023 5:05 PM EST
Heroes in the Wild
Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI)

Two things stand out when you walk into Ed Jenkin’s office: he always offers a welcoming smile, and once you acknowledge him, your eyes are drawn to the beautifully curated, vibrant artwork on his walls—photographs he has taken of the many species of birds and the variety of landscapes where he has studied these birds around the globe.

Newswise: Persistent pain in your funny bone? It could be ulnar neuropathy
Released: 14-Dec-2023 1:05 PM EST
Persistent pain in your funny bone? It could be ulnar neuropathy
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

It's a consistent tingling feeling and is typically treated with surgery. Now, there may be better options

Released: 13-Dec-2023 1:05 PM EST
‘Tis the season to get vaccinated: How to stay healthy through the holidays
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

With virus cases rising and the holidays nigh, three expert from University of Michigan Health give their top 12 tips for avoiding or reducing the impact of COVID-19, flu, RSV, pneumonia and whooping cough in adults and kids.

Released: 11-Dec-2023 12:05 PM EST
Should You Take Your Child to the Emergency Room, Urgent Care—or Call the Doctor?
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

As a parent, your number one goal is keeping your child safe and healthy. When is it time to head to the emergency department (ED)—and when is it best to call your child’s doctor, or go to an urgent care center?When to go to urgent care or call your doctorIf it's not an emergency, calling your pediatrician or going to urgent care are the best ways to address a variety of medical concerns.

Released: 11-Dec-2023 9:05 AM EST
When to Call the Doctor for Your Child’s Fever
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

What should you do if your child has a fever? When should you call the doctor? Christopher Tolcher, MD, FAAP, a pediatrician with Agoura-West Valley Pediatrics—part of the CHLA Health Network—shares the facts on fever and what parents need to know.

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Released: 8-Dec-2023 3:05 PM EST
Holiday gift ideas for gardeners and cold-weather garden tips
Texas A&M AgriLife

Whether Santa needs some ideas for you or there’s a gardener you’re stumped shopping for, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert has some holiday gift ideas.

 
Released: 30-Nov-2023 9:00 AM EST
4 Innovations Improving Pediatric Radiation Therapy
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

The Radiation Oncology Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is one of only a few in the country to care exclusively for children. The team combines extensive expertise with advanced technology to deliver precision treatments—aiming to maximize cure while minimizing late effects. In this story, the team shares four innovations improving pediatric radiation therapy.

Newswise: Third-year McGovern Medical School student assists in game-changing Alzheimer’s disease discoveries
Released: 28-Nov-2023 11:05 AM EST
Third-year McGovern Medical School student assists in game-changing Alzheimer’s disease discoveries
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Though still a third-year student with McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston, Gabriela Grangeiro Cruz is already working to broaden the medical field’s, and the public’s, understanding of Alzheimer’s disease by studying ways to prevent the neurocognitive disorder, which affects 6 million people living in the U.S.

Newswise: Can a Novel Approach Lead to Less-Toxic Treatments for Leukemia?
Released: 27-Nov-2023 9:05 PM EST
Can a Novel Approach Lead to Less-Toxic Treatments for Leukemia?
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Traditional cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation can come with collateral damage. In the process of killing cancer, the treatments harm normal cells, too, leading to both short- and long-term side effects. Even today’s targeted drugs and immunotherapy can have effects on normal tissues.

Newswise: Fixing racial inequities in lupus care
Released: 21-Nov-2023 8:05 AM EST
Fixing racial inequities in lupus care
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Despite being one of the highest lupus populations, Black adults are often left behind. A rheumatologist discusses ways to improve the issue

Newswise: At the Bedside: Young patient nearly seizure-free, thanks to VNS, laser ablation at UTHealth Houston
Released: 16-Nov-2023 8:05 AM EST
At the Bedside: Young patient nearly seizure-free, thanks to VNS, laser ablation at UTHealth Houston
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

When Megan Speir’s 18-month-old daughter, Sofia, started drooling on one side of her mouth during bath time, Megan initially thought Sofia was playing with her.

Newswise: Older adults left out of clinical research trials
Released: 15-Nov-2023 2:05 PM EST
Older adults left out of clinical research trials
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Although they experience more health issues, older patients often aren’t included in research due to age and underlying medical conditions

Newswise: Pioneering surgical approach is a lifesaver for New Jersey resident Andre LaPierre
Released: 14-Nov-2023 11:05 AM EST
Pioneering surgical approach is a lifesaver for New Jersey resident Andre LaPierre
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

New Jersey resident Andre LaPierre, 67, thought he had put cancer behind him. In 2019, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer and had, what he thought, a successful surgery to remove his cancerous prostate.

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Released: 13-Nov-2023 2:45 PM EST
Managing scleroderma symptoms through a team approach
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Working with trained peers on a health routine is effective in building a strong and supportive community.

Released: 13-Nov-2023 1:05 PM EST
Managing Congenital Aortic Stenosis in the Operating Room
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles hosted a special educational symposium on “Aortic Valve Stenosis: From Fetus to Adult” at the 8th World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery in Washington, D.C.

Newswise: Chulalongkorn University Empowers Dairy Farmers with Innovative Farming Strategies
Released: 13-Nov-2023 8:55 AM EST
Chulalongkorn University Empowers Dairy Farmers with Innovative Farming Strategies
Chulalongkorn University

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kittisak Ajariyakhajorn from Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Veterinary Science delivered a lecture to dairy farmers.

Released: 9-Nov-2023 10:05 AM EST
A New Protocol for Children With Pulmonary Vein Stenosis
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Pulmonary vein stenosis has long been a challenging problem to treat in children. But in recent years, a more intensive surveillance and treatment approach has offered new hope for these young patients. The Heart Institute at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles developed a formal protocol that reflects this shift in care.

Released: 8-Nov-2023 3:05 PM EST
Low-dose CT screening can catch lung cancer early - but most people overlook it
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

November marks Lung Cancer Awareness Month and UCLA Health lung cancer experts are working to spread the word about the importance of low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) of the chest. The annual scan is recommended for people with a long-term history of smoking, as well as other criteria, including age.

Newswise: A Molecule, a Telescope, and Everything: A History of ALMA and Millimeter Astronomy
Released: 7-Nov-2023 1:05 PM EST
A Molecule, a Telescope, and Everything: A History of ALMA and Millimeter Astronomy
National Radio Astronomy Observatory

This blog post celebrates highlights from the brilliant career of astronomer Paul Vanden Bout, who recently received the Karl G. Jansky Lectureship from NRAO. Vanden Bout's vision for millimeter-wavelength astronomy led to the creation of several major radio telescopes around the world.

Released: 6-Nov-2023 2:05 PM EST
University of Chicago, South Side students design and develop new contraceptive counseling tool for young people
University of Chicago Medical Center

A new contraceptive educational tool designed with more than two dozen South Side teenagers and developed by the University of Chicago will help teach young people about various forms of birth control to support adolescent health care decision-making. Hello Options is a portable, all-in-one decision aid featuring 3D replicas of birth control methods that doctors, nurses and counselors can share with patients during clinic visits.

Newswise: 5 things to know about health insurance right now
Released: 31-Oct-2023 2:05 PM EDT
5 things to know about health insurance right now
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Open enrollment season for Medicare, Healthcare.gov Obamacare plans, work-related insurance is here – and Medicaid enrollment renewal is due for many.

Released: 30-Oct-2023 12:05 PM EDT
What Are the Barriers to Access to Pediatric Gait Analysis?
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

New research from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has found that children with HMO insurance coverage face an average wait time of nearly two months before they receive authorization to undergo gait lab studies for cerebral palsy and other neuromuscular and orthopedic conditions.Children from neighborhoods with lower socioeconomic opportunities also experienced insurance delays that were up to three times longer than those from more-resourced areas.



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