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Newswise:Video Embedded climate-change-to-fuel-increase-in-human-wildlife-conflict
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Released: 29-Jul-2021 3:25 PM EDT
Climate Change to Fuel Increase in Human-Wildlife Conflict
University of Washington

Climate change is further exacerbating human-wildlife conflicts by straining ecosystems and altering behaviors, both of which can deepen the contacts — and potential competition — between people and animals.

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Released: 29-Jul-2021 3:15 PM EDT
More Carbon Emissions Will Kill More People; Here's How Many
Earth Institute at Columbia University

A just-published study coins a new metric: the "mortality cost of carbon.

Released: 29-Jul-2021 3:10 PM EDT
Platform Teaches Nonexperts to Use Machine Learning
Cornell University

New award-winning research from the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science explores how to help nonexperts effectively, efficiently and ethically use machine-learning algorithms to better enable industries beyond the computing field to harness the power of AI.

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How a simple blood test can identify women at risk for preterm birth
Michigan State University

One in ten babies is born prematurely in the United States, but a blood test during a routine prenatal visit could reveal if a woman is at risk of a preterm delivery, according to a Michigan State University researcher. “Preterm births are common,” said Hanne Hoffmann, an assistant professor in the Department of Animal Science in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. “If we know the mother is at risk for a preterm birth, her doctor can monitor her more closely.”

Newswise: Drug Combination Gets Advanced Liver Cancer Patients to Surgery
Released: 29-Jul-2021 3:00 PM EDT
Drug Combination Gets Advanced Liver Cancer Patients to Surgery
Johns Hopkins Medicine

A combination of the kinase-inhibitor drug cabozantinib and the immunotherapy drug nivolumab can make curative surgery possible in some liver cancer patients who would normally not be considered surgery candidates.

Released: 29-Jul-2021 2:55 PM EDT
Independence at Home Demonstration Program Improves Health and Reduces Costs for a Sixth Consecutive Year
American Academy of Home Care Medicine

Home-based primary care program measures cost savings, effectiveness of in-home visits for chronically ill patients

Released: 29-Jul-2021 2:50 PM EDT
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Launches Project to Dismantle Systemic Racism in Medical Education
Mount Sinai Health System

With generous support from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai announced today a three-year project to replicate its model for dismantling systemic racism in medical education. The school has put forth a Request for Proposal (RFP) seeking eight to ten partner medical schools in the United States and Canada who will participate in the Icahn Mount Sinai learning model, centered on a virtual learning platform.

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Newswise: Women Less Likely Than Men to Receive Opportune Care After Stroke, Study Finds
29-Jul-2021 2:30 PM EDT
Women Less Likely Than Men to Receive Opportune Care After Stroke, Study Finds
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Women are less likely than men to receive timely care for strokes caused by blockages in large vessels, known as emergent large vessel occlusion (ELVO), according to researchers with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

Newswise: Fungus That Tastes Just Right
Released: 29-Jul-2021 2:25 PM EDT
Fungus That Tastes Just Right
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

PNNL researchers are forming a clearer picture of how plant matter is transformed in the microbial gardens created by leaf-cutter ants

Newswise: Understanding Silicon Failure Opens Up Research Path for Higher-Capacity Lithium-Ion Batteries
Released: 29-Jul-2021 2:20 PM EDT
Understanding Silicon Failure Opens Up Research Path for Higher-Capacity Lithium-Ion Batteries
Los Alamos National Laboratory

In silicon-wire lithium-ion batteries, electrolytes carve away the silicon, blocking electron pathways and greatly diminishing the charging capacity of these promising devices.

Released: 29-Jul-2021 2:20 PM EDT
Study Shows Visual Evoked Potential Is a Promising Tool for Translational Research Into Phelan-McDermid Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorders
Mount Sinai Health System

Researchers at the Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment at Mount Sinai have identified specific transient visual evoked potential waveform abnormalities in individuals with Phelan-McDermid syndrome (PMS), proving the method to be an effective, noninvasive technique to gather objective data from a range of individuals, including those who are profoundly affected.

Released: 29-Jul-2021 2:10 PM EDT
Warning Over Start of Commercial-Scale Deep-Sea Mining
University of Exeter

Deep-sea mining in international waters could begin in two years – but researchers say this is unnecessary and could cause irreversible damage to marine ecosystems.

Newswise: Argonne’s Macal named Fellow of the Society for Computer Simulation International
Released: 29-Jul-2021 2:05 PM EDT
Argonne’s Macal named Fellow of the Society for Computer Simulation International
Argonne National Laboratory

Charles M. “Chick” Macal, a modeling and simulation expert at Argonne, garnered the distinguished title of Fellow of the Society for Computer Simulation International for his 20 years in the field and his recent studies on COVID-19 spread.

Newswise: Kamome goes to the Olympics
Released: 29-Jul-2021 2:00 PM EDT
Kamome goes to the Olympics
Humboldt State University

NBC Sports will air a documentary about the boat Kamome, a small boat ripped from Japan in the March 2011 tsunami that beached in California’s northern Del Norte County two years later, as part of their Olympic Games coverage on Sunday, August 1st at 9 a.m. on NBC stations throughout the country.

Newswise: Depth of Perception
26-Jul-2021 1:35 PM EDT
Depth of Perception
Washington University in St. Louis

Minuscule tunnels through the cell membrane help cells to perceive and respond to mechanical forces, such as pressure or touch. Using tip-growing cells in moss and pollen tubes of flowering plants, a new study is among the first to directly investigate what one type of these mechanosensitive ion channels -- PIEZO channels -- is doing in plant cells, and how.

Released: 29-Jul-2021 1:50 PM EDT
FSU Researchers Find La Niña Increases Carbon Export From Amazon River
Florida State University

When La Niña brings unusually warm waters and abnormal air pressure to the Pacific Ocean, the resulting weather patterns create an increase in the carbon export from the Amazon River, new research from Florida State University has found.

Newswise: Mount Sinai’s J Mocco, MD, to Lead the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery
Released: 29-Jul-2021 1:45 PM EDT
Mount Sinai’s J Mocco, MD, to Lead the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery
Mount Sinai Health System

J Mocco, MD, MS, Senior Vice Chair, Director of the Cerebrovascular Center, and Co-Director of the Neuroendovascular Surgery Fellowship Program in the Department of Neurosurgery at Mount Sinai, has been named president-elect of the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS), a scientific and educational association dedicated to advancing the specialty of neurointerventional surgery, effective July 29, 2021.

Newswise: Keep Watch: Invasive, Destructive Spotted Lanternfly Spreads in NY
Released: 29-Jul-2021 1:35 PM EDT
Keep Watch: Invasive, Destructive Spotted Lanternfly Spreads in NY
Cornell University

The spotted lanternfly – an invasive, destructive pest with a wide range of hosts including grapes, apples, hops, maple and walnut – has spread to a growing number of counties in New York state.

Released: 29-Jul-2021 1:25 PM EDT
Support for Adults with Autism
Flinders University

Autistic adults may have different behaviours or perspectives in the workplace or in social situations which may lead them into compromised situations.

Newswise: Rensselaer Expert in Ecological Applications of Computer Vision Joins NSF-Funded Artificial Research Institute
Released: 29-Jul-2021 1:05 PM EDT
Rensselaer Expert in Ecological Applications of Computer Vision Joins NSF-Funded Artificial Research Institute
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

An expert in applying artificial intelligence (AI) to problems in animal ecology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will join a team of researchers in a new $20 million National Science Foundation (NSF) Artificial Intelligence Research Institute announced on Thursday.

Released: 29-Jul-2021 12:55 PM EDT
Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital Becomes First in New Jersey to Implant Responsive Neurostimulation Device in a Pediatric Patient with Epilepsy
Hackensack Meridian Health

Based on seizure and treatment history, the patient was a candidate for implantation of the NeuroPace RNS® System. The system is designed to treat focal seizures, which start in one or two specific parts of the brain.

Released: 29-Jul-2021 12:55 PM EDT
Sports Psychiatrist Available to Discuss Performance Stress During Olympic Competition
University of Maryland School of Medicine

David McDuff, MD, Director of the Sports Psychiatry Program at the University of Maryland School of Medicine is available for media interviews today to discuss the stress Olympic athletes are under during the most important competitions of their lives.

Released: 29-Jul-2021 12:45 PM EDT
New Research Infuses Equity Principles Into the Algorithm Development Process
NYU Tandon School of Engineering

In the U.S., the place where one is born, one’s social and economic background, the neighborhoods in which one spends one’s formative years, and where one grows old are factors that account for a quarter to 60% of deaths in any given year

Newswise:Video Embedded nsf-makes-20-million-investment-in-optimization-focused-ai-research-institute-led-by-uc-san-diego
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Released: 29-Jul-2021 12:40 PM EDT
NSF makes $20 Million investment in Optimization-focused AI Research Institute led by UC San Diego
University of California San Diego

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced today an investment of $220 million to establish 11 artificial intelligence (AI) institutes, each receiving $20 million over five years. One of these, The Institute for Learning-enabled Optimization at Scale (TILOS), will be led by the University of California San Diego.

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Released: 29-Jul-2021 12:40 PM EDT
AACN Rounds with Leadership - Accelerating Momentum for Change
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing recognizes diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as critical to nursing education and fundamental to developing a nursing workforce able to provide high quality, culturally appropriate, and congruent health care.

Released: 29-Jul-2021 12:40 PM EDT
A Game-Changer for Mental Health: Sports Icons Open Up
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Recent news about major sports stars withdrawing from competition to focus on mental health has driven the importance of detecting and treating athletes' mental health concerns into the spotlight and may decrease stigma against seeking help.

Released: 29-Jul-2021 12:35 PM EDT
NYU Langone Health Named Coordinating Center for American Heart Association Health Equity Research Network to Prevent Hypertension in Black Communities
NYU Langone Health

As part of a $20 million award from the America Heart Association, NYU Grossman School of Medicine has been named as the coordinating center for a new collaboration between eight universities to prevent hypertension and reduce racial inequities in cardiovascular disease outcomes in Black communities.

Newswise: $20 Million Federal Grant Launches AI Institute for Better Crops, Agricultural Production
Released: 29-Jul-2021 12:10 PM EDT
$20 Million Federal Grant Launches AI Institute for Better Crops, Agricultural Production
Iowa State University

Researchers behind a new artificial intelligence institute say their work can accelerate the productivity and sustainability of agriculture. NSF and the USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture are supporting the idea with a five-year, $20 million grant to establish an AI Institute for Resilient Agriculture.

Newswise: Case Western Reserve Data Scientists Among National Artificial Intelligence Initiative
Released: 29-Jul-2021 12:05 PM EDT
Case Western Reserve Data Scientists Among National Artificial Intelligence Initiative
Case Western Reserve University

Vipin Chaudhary, chair of computer and data sciences at Case Western Reserve, is co-primary investigator on the new grant announced today by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). He will collaborate with Ohio State computer science and engineering professor Dhabaleshwar Panda, the primary investigator on the project, which will focus on building AI systems for agricultural and wildlife management systems.

Newswise: Machine Learning for Cardiovascular Disease Improves When Social, Environmental Factors Are Included
Released: 29-Jul-2021 12:05 PM EDT
Machine Learning for Cardiovascular Disease Improves When Social, Environmental Factors Are Included
NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Machine learning can accurately predict cardiovascular disease and guide treatment — but models that incorporate social determinants of health better capture risk and outcomes for diverse groups, finds a new study by researchers at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering and the NYU School of Global Public Health.

Released: 29-Jul-2021 12:05 PM EDT
Moffitt Researchers Identify New Relevant Target for PARP Inhibitor Talazoparib
Moffitt Cancer Center

In a new study published in Cell Chemical Biology, Moffitt Cancer Center researchers report their identification of a new target for the PARP inhibitor drug talazoparib and show that combination treatment with talazoparib and the WEE1 inhibitor adavosertib results in enhanced anti-cancer effects.

28-Jul-2021 2:30 PM EDT
New Study Finds Hands-free Cellphone Laws Associated with Fewer Driver Deaths
Nationwide Children's Hospital

A recent study led by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital looked at drivers, non-drivers (passengers, pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists), and total deaths involved in passenger vehicle crashes from 1999 through 2016 in 50 U.S. states, along with the presence and characteristics of cellphone use laws.

Released: 29-Jul-2021 11:45 AM EDT
No Particular Risk of Infection of SARS-CoV-2 From Cash
Ruhr-Universität Bochum

How long do coronaviruses remain infectious on banknotes and coins? Is it possible to become infected through contact with cash?

Released: 29-Jul-2021 11:35 AM EDT
Combined Effects of Masking and Distance on Aerosol Exposure Potential
Mayo Clinic

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended this week that people vaccinated against COVID-19 resume wearing masks in public indoor spaces in areas of the United States where the virus is spreading. “Appropriate masking in addition to vaccination remain the best methods to help protect individuals from the Coronavirus,” says Gregory Poland, M.D., an infectious disease expert at Mayo Clinic.

Newswise: AI Learns Physics to Optimize Particle Accelerator Performance
Released: 29-Jul-2021 11:15 AM EDT
AI Learns Physics to Optimize Particle Accelerator Performance
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have demonstrated that they can use machine learning to optimize the performance of particle accelerators by teaching the algorithms the basic physics principles behind accelerator operations – no prior data needed.

Newswise: Rush Named Top Hospital to Work for in Chicago
Released: 29-Jul-2021 11:10 AM EDT
Rush Named Top Hospital to Work for in Chicago
Rush University Medical Center

Rush University Medical Center ranks No. 11 on LinkedIn’s newly released 2021 Top Companies list in Chicago, which uses the iconic professional development and networking platform’s data to rank the top 25 local employers by how well they help employees develop and advance their careers.

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Newswise: Hopkins Med News Update
Released: 29-Jul-2021 11:00 AM EDT
Hopkins Med News Update
Johns Hopkins Medicine

NEWS STORIES IN THIS ISSUE: -Study: Race and Ethnicity May Impact Prevalence and Treatment of Heart Valve Dysfunction -Johns Hopkins Medicine Suggests Eliminating Nerve Cell Protein May Stop ALS, Dementia -Researchers Tell Doctors to Avoid Routine Urinary Tests for Older Patients with Delirium -Johns Hopkins Medicine Researchers Show How Air Pollution May Cause Chronic Sinusitis -Researchers ID Location on Brain Protein Linked to Parkinson’s Disease Development -COVID-19 News: The Return of Onsite Schooling — and How to Keep Your Kids Safe from COVID

Released: 29-Jul-2021 10:55 AM EDT
US Subsidies Boost the Expected Profits and Development of New Oil and Gas Fields
Institute of Physics (IOP) Publishing

Researchers at the Stockholm Environment Institute (Somerville and Seattle, USA) and Earth Track, Inc. (Cambridge, MA, USA) examined 16 subsidies and environmental regulatory exemptions, providing one of the first estimates of how government subsidies will affect investment decisions for new gas fields in the coming decade.

Released: 29-Jul-2021 10:45 AM EDT
Could Powerful Ovarian Cancer Treatments Benefit More Patients?
Walter & Eliza Hall Institute

WEHI researchers have made a discovery that could help more Australian women with ovarian cancer gain access to game-changing cancer treatments called PARP inhibitors.

Newswise: Computer Science, Environmental Health Experts at UIC Team Up to Protect US Navy Divers with AI
Released: 29-Jul-2021 10:45 AM EDT
Computer Science, Environmental Health Experts at UIC Team Up to Protect US Navy Divers with AI
University of Illinois Chicago

The U.S. Office of Naval Research has awarded University of Illinois Chicago researchers $725,000 to develop an artificial intelligence system that can help protect divers from waterborne bacteria, parasites, and other harmful pathogens and microbes.

Released: 29-Jul-2021 10:40 AM EDT
AMP Publishes Recommendations to Facilitate Widespread Adoption of Genetic Variant Data Sharing Practices
Association for Molecular Pathology

The Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) today released recommendations to support and facilitate sharing of variant data through the use of public repositories.

Newswise: Tennessee Health Care and Public Health Leaders Urge Immediate Action to Protect State’s Children From Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
Released: 29-Jul-2021 10:35 AM EDT
Tennessee Health Care and Public Health Leaders Urge Immediate Action to Protect State’s Children From Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Tennessee health care providers, public health professionals and community stakeholders today issued an urgent call to action to protect Tennessee children from vaccine-preventable diseases.

Released: 29-Jul-2021 10:15 AM EDT
Institute for Democracy & Higher Education Receives Lumina Foundation Grant to Support Higher Education’s Role in Preparing Students for an Inclusive Democracy
Tufts University

The Institute for Democracy & Higher Education (IDHE) at Tufts University’s Tisch College of Civic Life has been awarded a $105,000 grant from Lumina Foundation to explore higher education’s unique role in educating for the health and future of an inclusive democracy.

Released: 29-Jul-2021 10:05 AM EDT
Ground System for NASA’s Roman Space Telescope Moves into Development
Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

NASA's Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope has just successfully completed the critical design review of the mission’s ground systems, which are spread over multiple institutions including the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. This means the plan for science operations has met all of the design, schedule, and budget requirements. The mission will now proceed to the next phase: building and testing the newly designed systems that will enable planning and scheduling of Roman observations and managing the resulting data.

Newswise: New Economic Dashboard Could Serve as Early Warning System for State-Level Recessions, Other Economic Shocks
Released: 29-Jul-2021 10:05 AM EDT
New Economic Dashboard Could Serve as Early Warning System for State-Level Recessions, Other Economic Shocks
University of Notre Dame

University of Notre Dame researchers developed the first near-real-time dashboard that tracks weekly state-level economic conditions.

Newswise: UAH’s Baudry Lab Part of Half-Million-Dollar Efforts to Target COVID with Drug Therapies
Released: 29-Jul-2021 10:00 AM EDT
UAH’s Baudry Lab Part of Half-Million-Dollar Efforts to Target COVID with Drug Therapies
University of Alabama Huntsville

Two different strategies to discover and perfect pharmaceuticals active against the COVID-19 virus have attracted a half million dollars in research funding to support five institutions, including the Baudry Lab at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH).

Newswise: New Grant, National Fellowship for UA Little Rock Nanotechnology Researcher
Released: 29-Jul-2021 9:55 AM EDT
New Grant, National Fellowship for UA Little Rock Nanotechnology Researcher
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Dr. K. Bao Vang-Dings, a nanotechnology researcher at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, has been named one of nine 2021-22 Public Policy Fellows by the American Association of Immunologists. Additionally, the Arkansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) has awarded her a 2021 Summer Research Grant to support Vang-Dings’ cancer vaccine research.


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