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Newswise: Bio-inspired hydrogel protects the heart from post-op adhesions
17-Jun-2021 1:50 PM EDT
Bio-inspired hydrogel protects the heart from post-op adhesions
University of California San Diego

A hydrogel that forms a barrier to keep heart tissue from adhering to surrounding tissue after surgery was developed and successfully tested in rodents by a team of University of California San Diego researchers. The team of engineers, scientists and physicians also conducted a pilot study on porcine hearts, with promising results. They describe their work in the June 18, 2021 issue of Nature Communications.

15-Jun-2021 12:25 PM EDT
Depression in Dads of Preemies Deserves More Attention
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

While postpartum depression in new mothers is well recognized and known to increase if the newborn requires intensive care, depression in new fathers has not received much attention. A large study, published in the journal Pediatrics, found that both parents with a baby in the NICU are at risk, with depression symptoms identified in 33 percent of mothers and 17 percent of fathers. Strikingly, the probability of reporting depression symptoms declined significantly for mothers but not for fathers after the baby came home.

Newswise: If You Ride an E-Scooter, Take Safety Precautions
Released: 17-Jun-2021 6:00 PM EDT
If You Ride an E-Scooter, Take Safety Precautions
Henry Ford Health System

DETROIT – As pandemic restrictions begin to loosen around the country and summer temperatures rise, more people will be moving about on public rideshare electric scooters. With that comes this warning: Ride with safety.A Henry Ford Health System study published in The Laryngoscope, shows that head and neck injuries caused by use of e-scooters have been on the rise since rideshare systems were introduced to the public in late 2017.

11-Jun-2021 8:00 AM EDT
Many U.S. Patients with High Priority for Kidney Transplants Are Not Placed on the Transplant Waiting List
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Among U.S. adults with kidney failure, many of those who have the longest expected post-transplant survival are not being placed on the kidney transplant waiting list. • African Americans, patients lacking commercial health insurance, and those residing in lower income communities are less likely to be waitlisted.

Newswise: Mercy Medical Center’s Nursing Excellence Once Again Honored with Prestigious Magnet® Recognition
Released: 17-Jun-2021 4:55 PM EDT
Mercy Medical Center’s Nursing Excellence Once Again Honored with Prestigious Magnet® Recognition
Mercy Medical Center

Mercy Medical Center nurses and executive staff have received word that the 147-year-old Catholic hospital has re-earned the coveted “Magnet®” recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center® (ANCC).

Released: 17-Jun-2021 4:15 PM EDT
UNC Researchers Lead Study of Diabetes Treatment of COVID-19 Patients
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Diabetes is one of the comorbidities most strongly associated with severe COVID-19 in the US, and data from early in the pandemic suggested individuals with type 2 diabetes faced twice the risk of death from COVID-19 and a greater risk of requiring hospitalization and intensive care. A new study shows best treatment options.

Released: 17-Jun-2021 4:10 PM EDT
Vaccination, Previous Infection, Protect Against COVID-19 gamma/P.1 Variant in Animal Model
University of Wisconsin-Madison

In a new study using variant virus recovered from one of the original travelers, researchers in the U.S. and Japan have found that vaccination with an mRNA vaccine induces antibody responses that would protect humans from infection with the gamma/P.1 variant.

Newswise: Tug-of-War Receptors Controlling Sour Taste Detection in Fruit Flies Sheds Light on Human Taste Biology
Released: 17-Jun-2021 3:35 PM EDT
Tug-of-War Receptors Controlling Sour Taste Detection in Fruit Flies Sheds Light on Human Taste Biology
Monell Chemical Senses Center

Monell researchers found that flies use two distinct types of gustatory (taste) receptor neurons (GRNs), which are analogous to taste receptor cells in mammals, to discriminate slightly from highly sour foods. One group of GRNs are maximally activated by low acidity, while the other group responds to high acidity.

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VIDEO AVAILABLE: Vaccines and Male Fertility Event for June 17, 2021
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This upcoming JAMA-published study examined whether the COVID-19 vaccine impacts male fertility.

Newswise: ‘Help Is On The Way’ For People With Psychosis
Released: 17-Jun-2021 3:15 PM EDT
‘Help Is On The Way’ For People With Psychosis
University of Washington School of Medicine

The federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration recently issued a statement calling cognitive behavioral therapy the standard of care for psychosis. “This is being called a 'watershed moment’ for advancing care for people with schizophrenia,” said lead author of the statement, a UW Medicine psychologist.

Released: 17-Jun-2021 3:10 PM EDT
Paciente da Mayo Clinic diz que graças à impressão 3D, “eles sabem quem eu sou: sou o vovô.”
Mayo Clinic

Em um piscar de olhos, tudo mudou para John Roby. A sensação de segurar firme o freio de mão, o entendimento do que estava para acontecer, a colisão inevitável entre a moto e o lado do passageiro de uma caminhonete.

Released: 17-Jun-2021 3:05 PM EDT
شهادة أحد المرضى في مايو كلينك: بفضل الطباعة ثلاثية الأبعاد، "أحفادي يعرفون من أنا- أنا جدهم"
Mayo Clinic

بالنسبة لجون روبي، كانت رحلة التعافي من إصابات وجهه ممكنة بفضل العمل الجماعي بين الجراحة التجميلية والأشعة باستخدام الطباعة ثلاثية الأبعاد. يمكن رؤية الدكتور شرف على يسار الصورة والدكتور موريس على يمينها.

Released: 17-Jun-2021 3:05 PM EDT
多亏了3D打印,“家人最终认出了我 —— 他们的祖父”,妙佑医疗国际(Mayo Clinic)的一位患者说道
Mayo Clinic

对于John Roby来说,当下一瞬间 —— 紧急握住手刹,轮胎强烈摩擦地面,意识到大难临头,紧接着摩托车和皮卡副驾驶位之间不可避免地碰撞 —— 全然改观他的人生。

Released: 17-Jun-2021 2:55 PM EDT
Gracias a la impresión tridimensional, «saben quién soy… soy el abuelo», dice un paciente de Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic

En un instante y mientras se aferraba a los frenos de mano, escuchaba rechinar las llantas y se percataba de que su motocicleta iba a chocar inevitablemente contra el lado del pasajero de una camioneta, todo cambió para John Roby.

Newswise: Trojan horses and tunneling nanotubes: Ebola virus research at Texas Biomed gets NIH funding boost
Released: 17-Jun-2021 2:05 PM EDT
Trojan horses and tunneling nanotubes: Ebola virus research at Texas Biomed gets NIH funding boost
Texas Biomedical Research Institute

Scientists have a general idea of how viruses invade and spread in the body, but the precise mechanisms are actually not well understood, especially when it comes to Ebola virus. Olena Shtanko, Ph.D., a Staff Scientist at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute (Texas Biomed), has received more than $1 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to explore different aspects of Ebola virus infection.

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Newswise: Study Adds to Evidence that Most Cancer Cells Grown in a Dish have Little in Common Genetically with Cancer Cells in People
Released: 17-Jun-2021 2:00 PM EDT
Study Adds to Evidence that Most Cancer Cells Grown in a Dish have Little in Common Genetically with Cancer Cells in People
Johns Hopkins Medicine

In a bid to find or refine laboratory research models for cancer that better compare with what happens in living people, Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists report they have developed a new computer-based technique showing that human cancer cells grown in culture dishes are the least genetically similar to their human sources.

17-Jun-2021 10:15 AM EDT
People With Back Pain Miss Far Fewer Workdays When They Receive Recommended Treatments
University of Utah Health

Medical guidelines help doctors understand the best way to treat health conditions. Surprisingly, many doctors do not adhere to them, and this is a problem, according to a new study. People with lower back pain injury miss 11 more days of work in a year when they only receive treatments for lower back pain that are not recommended by medical guidelines compared to people treated according to guidelines.

Newswise: Unraveling the Origin of Alzheimer’s Disease
16-Jun-2021 2:55 PM EDT
Unraveling the Origin of Alzheimer’s Disease
Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University researchers studying prions—misfolded proteins that cause lethal incurable diseases—have identified for the first time surface features of human prions responsible for their replication in the brain.

Released: 17-Jun-2021 1:50 PM EDT
How Cells “Read” Artificial Ingredients Tossed into Genetic Recipe
University of California San Diego Health

UC San Diego School of Medicine researchers discovered that the enzyme RNA polymerase II recognizes and transcribes artificially added base pairs in genetic code, a new insight that could help advance the development of new vaccines and medicines.

Released: 17-Jun-2021 1:50 PM EDT
Red meat consumption may promote DNA damage-assoc. mutation in colorectal cancer patients
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

Genetic mutations indicative of DNA damage were associated with high red meat consumption and increased cancer-related mortality in patients with colorectal cancer.

Released: 17-Jun-2021 1:30 PM EDT
Hackensack Meridian Doctors, Student Help Establish Way to Prioritize Surgeries During COVID-19 lockdown
Hackensack Meridian Health

The MeNTS method of prioritizing surgeries during the height of pandemic, developed by University of Chicago, helped procedures continue during time of need

Newswise: Study Shows Immunotherapy Drug Combination Improves Response in HER2-Negative Breast Cancer Including a Subset of Estrogen Receptor Positive Cancers
Released: 17-Jun-2021 1:15 PM EDT
Study Shows Immunotherapy Drug Combination Improves Response in HER2-Negative Breast Cancer Including a Subset of Estrogen Receptor Positive Cancers
Yale Cancer Center

In a new study by researchers at Yale Cancer Center, combining the immunotherapy drug durvalumab and PARP-inhibitor olaparib with chemotherapy improved response to treatment for women with high-risk, HER2-negative breast cancer, including a subset of estrogen receptor positive cancers.

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Simple urine test may help early detection of brain tumors
Nagoya University

A recent study by Nagoya University researchers revealed that microRNAs in urine could be a promising biomarker to diagnose brain tumors. Their findings, published in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, have indicated that regular urine tests could help early detection and treatment of brain tumors, possibly leading to improved patient survival.

Released: 17-Jun-2021 12:55 PM EDT
‘Nanodecoy’ Therapy Binds and Neutralizes SARS-CoV-2 Virus
North Carolina State University

Nanodecoys made from human lung spheroid cells (LSCs) can bind to and neutralize SARS-CoV-2, promoting viral clearance and reducing lung injury in a macaque model of COVID-19.

Newswise: California’s Top Autism and Special Education Law Firm Director James D. Peters III Featured in Lawyer Monthly Magazine
Released: 17-Jun-2021 12:55 PM EDT
California’s Top Autism and Special Education Law Firm Director James D. Peters III Featured in Lawyer Monthly Magazine
Special Education Law Division; Law Offices of Sheila C. Bayne

Q&A with Peters addresses class action suit to obtain services for children with special needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Newswise: Beneficial Bacteria Can Be Restored to C-Section Babies at Birth
Released: 17-Jun-2021 12:25 PM EDT
Beneficial Bacteria Can Be Restored to C-Section Babies at Birth
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Babies born by cesarean section don’t have the same healthy bacteria as those born vaginally, but a Rutgers-led study for the first time finds that these natural bacteria can be restored.

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Newswise: Engineered NK cells can eliminate glioblastoma stem cells
16-Jun-2021 5:35 PM EDT
Engineered NK cells can eliminate glioblastoma stem cells
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Preclinical research finds that glioblastoma stem cells can be targeted by NK cells, but they are able to evade immune attack by releasing TFG-β. Deleting the TFG-β receptor in NK cells renders them resistant to this and restores their anti-tumor activity.

Newswise: Blood Cancer Patients with COVID-19 Fare Better with Convalescent Plasma
Released: 17-Jun-2021 11:55 AM EDT
Blood Cancer Patients with COVID-19 Fare Better with Convalescent Plasma
Washington University in St. Louis

A large, retrospective, multicenter study involving Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis indicates that convalescent plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients can dramatically improve likelihood of survival among blood cancer patients hospitalized with the virus. The therapy involves transfusing plasma — the pale yellow liquid in blood that is rich in antibodies — from people who have recovered from COVID-19 into patients who have leukemia, lymphoma or other blood cancers and are hospitalized with the viral infection.

Newswise: Thin, Stretchable Biosensors Could Make Surgery Safer
Released: 17-Jun-2021 11:50 AM EDT
Thin, Stretchable Biosensors Could Make Surgery Safer
Los Alamos National Laboratory

A research team from Los Alamos National Laboratory and Purdue University have developed bio-inks for biosensors that could help localize critical regions in tissues and organs during surgical operations.

Released: 17-Jun-2021 11:40 AM EDT
Endocrine Society celebrates Supreme Court decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act
Endocrine Society

The Endocrine Society today praised the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act, which makes health care accessible to millions of individuals nationwide, including those with hormone health conditions such as diabetes, osteoporosis, thyroid conditions, and breast and prostate cancer.

Released: 17-Jun-2021 11:35 AM EDT
Moffitt Researchers Develop Non-invasive Approach to Measure Biomarker Levels, Predict Outcomes in Lung Cancer Patients
Moffitt Cancer Center

In a new article published in the Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer, Moffitt Cancer Center researchers show that PET/CT images can be used to measure levels of the PD-L1 biomarker of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients in a non-invasive manner and, in turn, predict a patient’s response to therapy.

Released: 17-Jun-2021 11:05 AM EDT
Stress during pandemic linked to poor sleep
Washington State University

Many people likely lost sleep over COVID-19. A study of twins led by Washington State University researchers found that stress, anxiety and depression during the first few weeks of the pandemic were associated with less and lower quality sleep.

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University of Miami Miller School Study Shows COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines Do Not Impact Male Fertility
University of Miami Health System, Miller School of Medicine

The Pfizer and Moderna mRNA COVID-19 vaccines is safe for male reproduction, according to a new study by University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researchers published in JAMA , the most widely circulated general medical journal in the world.

Released: 17-Jun-2021 11:00 AM EDT
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Celebrates 90 Years of Advancing the Science of Nurse Anesthesiology
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) is celebrating its 90th anniversary today.

15-Jun-2021 1:20 PM EDT
Higher COVID-19 Mortality Among Black Patients Linked to Unequal Hospital Quality
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

If Black patients were admitted to the same hospitals that serve a majority of White patients, researchers showed their risk of death would drop by 10 percent

15-Jun-2021 11:40 AM EDT
Antibiotic Novobiocin Found to Kill Tumor Cells with DNA-Repair Glitch
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

An antibiotic developed in the 1950s and largely supplanted by newer drugs, effectively targets and kills cancer cells with a common genetic defect, laboratory research by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists shows. The findings have spurred investigators to open a clinical trial of the drug, novobiocin, for patients whose tumors carry the abnormality.

Newswise: Immune system protein may defend against deadly intestinal disease in babies
Released: 17-Jun-2021 10:45 AM EDT
Immune system protein may defend against deadly intestinal disease in babies
Washington University in St. Louis

A study led by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has identified a protein in the immune system that may protect babies from necrotizing enterocolitis, a leading cause of death among premature infants.

Released: 17-Jun-2021 10:40 AM EDT
Commercial video games could help treat mental illness
Lero

Popular video games have the potential to provide low-cost, easy access, effective and stigma-free support for some mental health issues, researchers at Lero, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Software, have found.

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Released: 17-Jun-2021 10:25 AM EDT
'Smart' segmented ring device delivers medications to stop HIV transmission
University of Waterloo

Researchers have designed a device that delivers two medications that help stop HIV transmission.

Released: 17-Jun-2021 9:35 AM EDT
Hackensack Meridian CDI Scientists Develop ‘CATCHER’ for Crucial Biomarkers
Hackensack Meridian Health

The EV-CATCHER methodology identifies and captures tiny pieces of genetic material – and shows value in COVID-19 plasma


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