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Released: 12-Apr-2021 5:05 PM EDT
5 ways Argonne scientists are powering ahead on nuclear micro-reactors
Argonne National Laboratory

A cross-divisional effort at Argonne aims to advance portable nuclear reactor designs for places like military bases and remote communities.

Released: 12-Apr-2021 3:55 PM EDT
In Global Head-to-Head TAVR Study, Penn Medicine Completes First Procedure
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Study to compare two Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Systems, the Medtronic Evolut™ TAVR platform with the Edwards Sapien Valve

Newswise: Penn State Mourns the Loss of Della Roy
Released: 12-Apr-2021 3:45 PM EDT
Penn State Mourns the Loss of Della Roy
Penn State Materials Research Institute

The Penn State and materials research communities are mourning the loss of Della M. Roy, emeritus professor of materials science and a founding member of the Penn State Materials Research Laboratory (MRL), now the Materials Research Institute (MRI). Della died on March 27 at age 94. Della was known as an international leader in the field of cement and concrete research and for being a groundbreaker for women in science.

Released: 12-Apr-2021 3:05 PM EDT
Scientists Reveal COVID-19 News, Next Frontier in Fighting Substance Abuse, More
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Register for online access to cutting-edge science at Experimental Biology 2021, April 27–30

Newswise: Inaugural Women Inspired to Serve event empowers female students, young professionals seeking defense and security careers
Released: 12-Apr-2021 3:05 PM EDT
Inaugural Women Inspired to Serve event empowers female students, young professionals seeking defense and security careers
University of Notre Dame

In the upper echelons of U.S. government security and defense, women still struggle to find seats at the table. Researchers have noted that in the State Department women have never exceeded 40 percent of senior positions, and in the Department of Defense only 20 percent.

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Released: 12-Apr-2021 1:05 PM EDT
Collaborative Justice-Centered Think Tank Launches at UIC: The Social Justice Portal Project
University of Illinois at Chicago

A formidable roster of social justice scholars and writers as the inaugural cohort of Marielle Franco fellows, named after the assassinated Brazilian human rights leader.

Newswise: Increase your Awareness of Head and Neck Cancers
Released: 12-Apr-2021 10:05 AM EDT
Increase your Awareness of Head and Neck Cancers
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Accounting for approximately four percent of all cancers nationwide according to the National Cancer Institute, head and neck cancer is the term used to describe a number of different malignant tumors that develop in or around the throat, larynx, nose, sinuses and mouth. Even though these cancers are not as prevalent as others, everyone should be aware of risk factors and symptoms.

Newswise: What You Need to Know About Revision Spine Surgery
Released: 12-Apr-2021 10:05 AM EDT
What You Need to Know About Revision Spine Surgery
Hackensack Meridian Health (Mountainside Medical Center)

Spine surgery may sound scary, but for many people living with failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS), revision spine surgery is a welcomed procedure that may improve their quality of life in ways they have not experienced in years.

Newswise: NSF Donates 21 Housing Units to White Sands Habitat for Humanity
Released: 12-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
NSF Donates 21 Housing Units to White Sands Habitat for Humanity
Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA)

The prefabricated units are designed to be taken completely apart. The walls and roof fold down into two sections. Once disassembled, the houses can be shipped flat with each house fitting on two trailers.

Newswise: John Theurer Cancer Center Investigators Celebrate New Personalized Cell Therapy to Give Patients with Advanced Multiple Myeloma Hope
Released: 12-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
John Theurer Cancer Center Investigators Celebrate New Personalized Cell Therapy to Give Patients with Advanced Multiple Myeloma Hope
Hackensack Meridian Health

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved a new CAR-T therapy called idecabtagene vicleucel (ide-cel), or Abecma. It’s the first personalized cell therapy to treat patients with multiple myeloma no longer responsive to all standard previous types of therapy. This new therapy was assessed in the pioneering phase II clinical KarMMA trial, at Hackensack Meridian John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center.

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Released: 12-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
UC San Diego approves new undergraduate degree in Black Diaspora and African American Studies
University of California San Diego

The university’s new bachelor of arts degree will not only enhance the academic offerings at UC San Diego, but will foster collaborative study for students and faculty regarding the current experiences and histories of people of African descent.

Newswise: Moving toward a clean-energy future by advancing fuel cell technology
Released: 12-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Moving toward a clean-energy future by advancing fuel cell technology
Los Alamos National Laboratory

The U.S. transportation industry is the nation’s largest generator of greenhouse gases, accounting for nearly one-third of climate-warming emissions. To move towards a clean-energy future, developing zero-emissions technologies for heavy-duty vehicles is critical. A new partnership comprising Los Alamos National Laboratory, Advent Technology Holdings Inc., Brookhaven National Laboratory, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will work over the next few years to bring to market high-temperature proton exchange membrane (HT-PEM) fuel cells that convert hydrogen and other renewable fuels into electricity.

Released: 12-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Seeking Therapeutic Strategies against Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer with Autophagy
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Autophagy is a process where a cell eats itself to maintain cellular metabolism during metabolic stress.

Newswise: Confused About What to Do After a COVID Exposure? Start Here
Released: 12-Apr-2021 8:55 AM EDT
Confused About What to Do After a COVID Exposure? Start Here
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A guide to testing, quarantining, isolating and returning to work or school, depending on whether you’ve gotten vaccinated fully, partly or not at all, and your own history with COVID.

Released: 12-Apr-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Pierson Uses Data Science to Highlight Societal Inequities
The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation

Hertz Fellow Emma Pierson wields machine learning like a Swiss Army knife to investigate a range of problems, including disparities in COVID-19 testing, the treatment of osteoarthritis, and police discrimination.

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Released: 12-Apr-2021 7:05 AM EDT
UNH Researchers Develop Software to Monitor Ocean Soundscape Especially During COVID-19
University of New Hampshire

An international development team, led by researchers at the University of New Hampshire, has created a user-friendly software program that can process sound data collected from the world’s oceans in a more standardized format that will enhance research and collaboration and help understand the global sea soundscape dynamics, including the impact of COVID-19 when travel and economic slowdowns put a halt to human activities in the ocean.

Newswise: Houston Man First in the United States to Undergo Minimally-Invasive Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center Using New FDA-Approved Device
Released: 12-Apr-2021 6:05 AM EDT
Houston Man First in the United States to Undergo Minimally-Invasive Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center Using New FDA-Approved Device
Memorial Hermann Health System

Two weeks ago, Chuck Wiegand was having surgery to remove a tumor from his neck when doctors found an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA).

Released: 8-Apr-2021 1:20 PM EDT
UC San Diego Approves First Undergraduate Degree in Black Diaspora and African American Studies
University of California San Diego

When Alicia Yancey started her first year at UC San Diego, she sought out spaces where Black students like her could thrive.

Released: 8-Apr-2021 1:05 PM EDT
Ergonomics in Surgery – The Athlete in the Operating Room
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

The parallels between surgery and elite athletics are many. You must be on your game at all times and ready to instantly execute precise movements.

Released: 8-Apr-2021 12:45 PM EDT
Argonne National Laboratory a founding partner in nation’s first startup accelerator program dedicated exclusively to quantum
Argonne National Laboratory

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory is a founding partner of Duality, the first startup accelerator program in the nation that is dedicated to startup companies focused on quantum science and technology — a rapidly emerging area that is poised to drive transformative advances across multiple industries.

Released: 8-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Young People and Those Without a High School Degree More Likely to Suffer Untreated Mental Health Disorders
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

People between ages 18 and 29 and those without a high school degree are more likely to experience anxiety or depression during the pandemic and also are least likely to seek mental health treatment, according to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that surveyed nearly 800,000 households from August 2020 to February 2021.

Released: 7-Apr-2021 4:00 PM EDT
The Medical Minute: When you’re in it for the long haul with COVID-19
Penn State Health

For a small group of COVID-19 survivors, often referred to as “long haulers,” fatigue, shortness of breath, dizziness, gastrointestinal symptoms, anxiety and depression can persist for months and can range from mild to incapacitating.

Released: 7-Apr-2021 3:15 PM EDT
New UTHealth program offers telemedicine mental health care to first responders at no cost
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

A new program offers first responders evidence-based mental health counseling via telemedicine from behavioral health specialists with the Trauma and Resilience Center at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

Released: 7-Apr-2021 3:00 PM EDT
Getting into the Swing of Golf Season: Tips to Prevent Injury and Up Your Game
Hospital for Special Surgery

With golf season here and the excitement of the Masters Tournament, many recreational golfers are getting ready to tee off. They may want to play as much as they can right away - not always a good idea if someone has been inactive all winter. HSS doctors offers tips to play safely and get the most out of the game.

Released: 7-Apr-2021 2:30 PM EDT
Rutgers Expert Explains NFT
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Merav Ozair, a FinTech faculty member at Rutgers Business School, explains the crypto-jargon and how NFT could revolutionize certain industries.

Released: 7-Apr-2021 2:00 PM EDT
Nation’s first quantum startup accelerator, Duality, launches at the University of Chicago’s Polsky Center and the Chicago Quantum Exchange
University of Chicago

The University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Chicago Quantum Exchange today announced the launch of Duality, the first accelerator program in the nation that is exclusively dedicated to startup companies focused on quantum science and technology—a rapidly emerging area that is poised to drive transformative advances across multiple industries.

Released: 7-Apr-2021 1:25 PM EDT
The Future of Joint Replacement is Now
Rush University Medical Center

At Rush, orthopedic surgeons Vasili Karas, MD, MS, and Denis Nam, MD, are using new technology to perform joint replacement surgery. Karas and Nam have been using and studying three different types of robotic-assisted surgery in both knee replacement and hip replacement.

Released: 7-Apr-2021 1:10 PM EDT
CSU Campus Construction Projects and Practices Lauded for Safety and Sustainability
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Annual CSU Facilities Management Conference honored three campuses for sustainable practices and five for safety in construction.

Released: 7-Apr-2021 12:45 PM EDT
Improving the Precision of Treatment for Cancer Patients Receiving Radiation
Valley Health System

Valley-Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care — part of Ridgewood, NJ, based Valley Health System — is now using new technology to improve the precision of radiation therapy by accounting for the continual motion of a patient’s anatomy so treatment is delivered with greater accuracy and effectiveness. Valley is the only hospital on the east coast and, only fourth in the nation, using the latest generation of capabilities available in the newest iteration of ExacTrac Dynamic from Brainlab.

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7-Apr-2021 10:05 AM EDT
A song of ice and fiber
Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia National Laboratories researchers are beginning to analyze the first seafloor dataset from under Arctic sea ice using a novel method. They were able to capture ice quakes and transportation activities on the North Slope of Alaska while also monitoring for other climate signals and marine life.

Released: 7-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
helping new scientists bloom
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

A WVU biologist is working to cultivate a bumper crop of young scientists through the study of wild orchids—and the fungi they eat.

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Released: 7-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
How to prepare for a telemedicine appointment
American Academy of Dermatology

Consumer demand for virtual health care has exploded during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Released: 7-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Retaining Knowledge of Nuclear Waste Management
Sandia National Laboratories

Experts at Sandia National Laboratories just began their second year of a project to capture important, hard-to-explain nuclear waste management knowledge from retirement-age employees to help new employees get up to speed faster.

Released: 7-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Rethink Announces First-Ever Protocol to Ensure Children with Autism Get the Right Level of Treatment
Rethink First

Behavioral health providers now have access to an evidence-based standard to guide customized treatment plans

Released: 7-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
CSU Delegations "Visit" the Nation's Capital in Support of Students During District Week
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Monday, April 5 kicked off a week of virtual visits between California State University leaders and federal legislators for CSU District Week.

Released: 7-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
the valley hospital first in tri state area to participate in research trial that uses novel heart ablation technology to treat patients with atrial fibrillation
Valley Health System

Cardiac electrophysiologists at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ, are the first in the New York Tristate area (New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut) to test a new type of ablation technology that uses pulsed electric fields to treat patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib).

Released: 7-Apr-2021 8:05 AM EDT
healthcare after the pandemic best selling author atul gawande predicts what the future holds
University of Virginia Health System

Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, a surgeon and staff writer for The New Yorker, will discuss the future of healthcare beyond COVID-19 on Wednesday, April 7, during Medical Center Hour at the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

Released: 6-Apr-2021 10:00 AM EDT
No Cancer Left Behind
Harvard Medical School

A $15 million gift to Harvard Medical School from the Bertarelli Foundation is boosting efforts to understand and combat rare cancers. Nine teams across the school and its affiliated hospitals describe their efforts to illuminate understudied malignancies.

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Released: 6-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Mount Sinai Surgeons Perform First Human Tracheal Transplant Surgery
Mount Sinai Health System

Historic case launches Mount Sinai’s Tracheal Transplant Program for treating patients worldwide, including those with severe intubation damage after COVID-19

Released: 6-Apr-2021 8:55 AM EDT
Chula Successfully Trains the First “Sniffer Dogs to Find People Infected with COVID-19” in Thailand
Chulalongkorn University

Chulalongkorn Veterinary Science (CUVET) unveils its latest effort in training a pack of sniffer dogs to detect people with COVID–19. The project first six reached 95% accuracy, and are ready for duty at airports in support of the normal screening process.

Released: 6-Apr-2021 8:55 AM EDT
With Testicular Cancer, Being Proactive is Key
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

To highlight testicular cancer awareness month, an expert from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey addresses the basics of testicular cancer and the importance of self checks and talking to your doctor.

Released: 6-Apr-2021 1:05 AM EDT
Cancer survivors need compassion to cope with ‘cancer-brain’
University of South Australia

Every day, nearly 400 new cases of cancer are diagnosed in Australia. As a major cause of illness and a leading cause of death, many of us, sadly, also know someone with cancer.

Released: 5-Apr-2021 4:40 PM EDT
Rutgers Begins COVID-19 Prevalence Study in Newark
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers will help determine the prevalence of the coronavirus in Newark, one of the cities hardest hit by the pandemic, as part of the National Institutes of Health COVID-19 Prevention Network (CoVPN) response to the deadly global outbreak.

Released: 5-Apr-2021 2:25 PM EDT
Courses for Kids
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

The CSU invests in the education of potential Cal State students.

Released: 5-Apr-2021 2:05 PM EDT
Arán Garcia-Bellido: Then and Now / 2011 Early Career Award Winner
Department of Energy, Office of Science

His Early Career Research award allowed Arán Garcia-Bellido to transition from his work at the Fermilab Tevatron collider - establishing the rare production of top quarks with bottom quarks – to setting up a group at the LHC focused the search for the Higgs boson and possible new generation of quarks.

Released: 5-Apr-2021 1:45 PM EDT
Supercomputer Calculations May Give First Look at the Structure of Two-Faced Pions
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Pions consist of a quark paired to an antiquark and are the lightest particles to experience the strong force. But until recently scientists did not understand pions’ internal structure because of their short lifespan. Now, an advance in supercomputer calculations using lattice Quantum Chromodynamics may allow scientists to provide an accurate and precise description of pion structure for the first time.

Released: 5-Apr-2021 1:35 PM EDT
Understanding the Outsized Effect of Hydrogen Isotopes
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Creating a fusion plasma requires deep understanding of the behavior of various isotopes of hydrogen. But plasma scientists have long been puzzled by a mysterious contradiction-- the disconnect between theoretical predictions and experimental observations of how fusion energy confinement varies with the mass of hydrogen isotopes used to fuel the plasma. A new analysis has helped unravel this mystery.

Released: 5-Apr-2021 1:35 PM EDT
New Approach to Fault Tolerance Means More Efficient High-Performance Computers
Department of Energy, Office of Science

High performance computer (HPC) systems are incredibly complex, with millions of cores. This creates many chances for small system faults that can affect HPC-based simulations and calculations. Researchers have developed a new approach to fault tolerance called coded computing that requires less time and less computer power to run than traditional fault tolerance solutions.


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