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Released: 27-Jul-2021 2:05 PM EDT
Department of Energy Announces $9.35 Million for Research on High Energy Density Plasmas
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Today, the Department of Energy’s Office of Science (SC) and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) announced $9.35 million for 21 research projects in High-Energy Density Laboratory Plasmas (HEDLP).

Newswise: Mercy Medical Center Recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals 2021-2022” Edition
Released: 27-Jul-2021 1:40 PM EDT
Mercy Medical Center Recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals 2021-2022” Edition
Mercy Medical Center

Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD, has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” rankings for 2021-2022. Mercy was rated as High Performing in Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Back Surgery (Spinal Fusion) and Colon Cancer Surgery.

Newswise: California State University to Implement COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Fall 2021 Term
Released: 27-Jul-2021 1:35 PM EDT
California State University to Implement COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Fall 2021 Term
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

California State University to Implement COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Fall 2021 Term

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Released: 27-Jul-2021 1:35 PM EDT
Advanced Practice Nurse and Philosopher Mark Lazenby Named Dean of UCI Nursing School
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., July 27, 2021 – Mark Lazenby, advanced practice nurse and philosopher, has been appointed dean of the Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing at the University of California, Irvine, following a nationwide search. He will assume his new role on Jan. 1, 2022. Lazenby is currently a professor of nursing and associate dean for faculty and student affairs in the School of Nursing at the University of Connecticut, where he’s also an affiliate professor of philosophy.

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Released: 27-Jul-2021 1:10 PM EDT
'Talking Drum' Shown to Accurately Mimic Speech Patterns of West African Language
Frontiers

Musicians such as Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton are considered virtuosos, guitarists who could make their instruments sing.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 1:05 PM EDT
妙佑医疗国际被《美国新闻与世界报道》评为全美排名第一的医院
Mayo Clinic

妙佑医疗国际(Mayo Clinic) 在《美国新闻与世界报道》(U.S. News & World Report)2021-2022年度“最佳医院”排名中连续第六年再次被评为全美第一的“最佳医院”。

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Released: 27-Jul-2021 1:00 PM EDT
Lower-Wealth Volunteers Experience Greater Health Gains From Volunteering Than Wealthier Volunteers
Elsevier

Formal volunteering in later life is beneficial for both physical and psychological well-being.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 12:55 PM EDT
تحتل مايو كلينك على المرتبة الأولى بين المستشفيات على مستوى الولايات المتحدة بحسب تصنيف شبكة يو إس نيوز آند وورلد ريبورت
Mayo Clinic

مدينة روتشستر، ولاية مينيسوتا. — احتلت مايو كلينك مرة أخرى المرتبة الأولى بين المستشفيات في تصنيف "أفضل مستشفى" على صعيد الولايات المتحدة بحسب تصنيف شبكة يو إس نيوز آند وورلد ريبورت حول "أفضل المستشفيات" 2021-2022، للعام السادس على التوالي.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 12:55 PM EDT
Behind the COVID-19 Diagnostic for Testing Hundreds of People at a Time
The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation

Hertz Fellow Cameron Myhrvold and colleagues are advancing research that started long before the pandemic.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 12:50 PM EDT
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Ranked #1 Nationally for Ear, Nose, and Throat Care by U.S. News & World Report
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) has been recognized as the number one center for ear, nose, and throat care by U.S. News & World Report in its annual Best Hospitals listing. MSK has been consistently ranked among the top two cancer centers in the country for over 30 years.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 12:50 PM EDT
Wisconsin Bioethics Project Chronicles Pregnancy, Substance Use Disorder and the Law
Morgridge Institute for Research

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is embarking on a massive research project to shed light on early child development, including the health and developmental implications of opioid use during pregnancy. The very first task is to ensure the study — the HEALthy Brain and Child Development study (HBCD) — is on solid legal and ethical ground.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 12:45 PM EDT
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Recognized as One of the Best Hospitals for Cancer Care by U.S. News & World Report for the 32nd Year in a Row; Ranked #1 Nationally for Ear, Nose, and Throat Care
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) has been recognized as the number two hospital for cancer care in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in its annual Best Hospitals listing. Since these prestigious rankings were established more than 30 years ago, MSK has consistently ranked among the top two cancer hospitals in the country.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 12:35 PM EDT
T cell response not critical for immune memory to SARS-CoV-2 or recovery from COVID-19
American Society for Microbiology (ASM)

New research conducted in monkeys reveals that T cells are not critical for the recovery of primates from acute COVID-19 infections.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 12:25 PM EDT
High Percentage of Positive Portrayals of Vaping on TikTok
BMJ

Positive portrayals of e-cigarettes and vaping are freely available without any age restrictions on TikTok--the video sharing platform--and have been viewed many times, finds research published online in the journal Tobacco Control.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 12:15 PM EDT
Leader Effectiveness May Depend on Emotional Expression
University of California, Riverside

Women leaders must often battle sexist stereotypes that label them “too emotional” for effective leadership.

Newswise: Cedars-Sinai Ranked #6 Nationally in U.S. News & World Report
Released: 27-Jul-2021 12:10 PM EDT
Cedars-Sinai Ranked #6 Nationally in U.S. News & World Report
Cedars-Sinai

Cedars-Sinai once again has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best hospitals in the nation. The medical center ranked #6 nationally in the magazine's "Best Hospitals 2021-22" analysis, exceeding its rank from last year among a select group of 20 Honor Roll hospitals.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 12:05 PM EDT
Government Law Center Releases New Explainer on NY Redistricting
Albany Law School

The Government Law Center at Albany Law School has just released its latest explainer to help attorneys, politicians, and the public at large understand the complexities of New York’s redistricting process.

Newswise: Rutgers Names Associate Vice Chancellor for Clinical Innovation and Data Analytics
Released: 27-Jul-2021 11:50 AM EDT
Rutgers Names Associate Vice Chancellor for Clinical Innovation and Data Analytics
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences’ Office of Clinical and Health Affairs has appointed Andrew M. Evens, professor of medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, associate director of clinical services for Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and medical director of the oncology service line at RWJBarnabas Health as associate vice chancellor for Clinical Innovation and Data Analytics, a new initiative harnessing evidence-based practices and artificial intelligence to identify patient needs, enhance clinical innovation and improve health outcomes.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 11:45 AM EDT
mRNA Vaccinations vs COVID-19 Risk in Teens – Vaccinations are Safer
Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University researchers have demonstrated that the risk for myocarditis/pericarditis (heart inflammation) among male teens (12-17) diagnosed with COVID-19 is nearly 6 times higher than their combined risk following first and second doses of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccination. The risk for myocarditis/pericarditis among girls (ages 12-17) is 21 times greater from COVID-19 than from vaccines.

Newswise: Berkeley Lab Optical Innovation Could Calm the Jitters of High-Power Lasers
Released: 27-Jul-2021 11:00 AM EDT
Berkeley Lab Optical Innovation Could Calm the Jitters of High-Power Lasers
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

The Berkeley Lab Laser Accelerator (BELLA) Center at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed and tested an innovative optical system to precisely measure and control the position and pointing angle of high-power laser beams with unprecedented accuracy – without interrupting or disturbing the beams. The new system will help users throughout the sciences get the most out of high-power lasers.

Newswise: Bioprinted 3D Cardiac Patches Could Reverse Scar Formation, Promote Myocardial Regeneration After Heart Attacks
26-Jul-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Bioprinted 3D Cardiac Patches Could Reverse Scar Formation, Promote Myocardial Regeneration After Heart Attacks
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Myocardial infarction, or heart attacks, play a large part in heart diseases and the necrosis of cardiac tissue. In APL Bioengineering, researchers take stock of stem cell-laden 3D-bioprinted cardiac patch technologies and their efficacy as a therapeutic and regenerative approach for ischemic cardiomyopathy in reversing scar formation and promoting myocardial regeneration. They explore types of candidate stem cells that possess cardiac regenerative potential and share updates on the challenging implementation of the state-of-the-art 3D-bioprinting approach.

Newswise: Hackensack Meridian CDI Scientists Awarded NIH Grant for $6.4 Million to Pursue TB Vaccine
Released: 27-Jul-2021 10:45 AM EDT
Hackensack Meridian CDI Scientists Awarded NIH Grant for $6.4 Million to Pursue TB Vaccine
Hackensack Meridian Health

Focus of the work is bolstering B-cell immunity to help body beat bacteria

Newswise: UIC Websites Offer Early Science and Math Resources for Teachers of Young Children
Released: 27-Jul-2021 10:40 AM EDT
UIC Websites Offer Early Science and Math Resources for Teachers of Young Children
University of Illinois Chicago

The Early Math Counts professional development website and resources get over 10,000 users a month, and people in over 90 different countries have accessed the site.

Newswise: MedStar Washington Hospital Center Again Named Among Nation’s Best Hospitals for Heart Care
Released: 27-Jul-2021 10:30 AM EDT
MedStar Washington Hospital Center Again Named Among Nation’s Best Hospitals for Heart Care
MedStar Washington Hospital Center

MedStar Washington Hospital Center has been named among the nation’s top heart hospitals by U.S. News and World Report. Its Cardiology and Heart Surgery program climbed to #30, up seven from last year’s “Best Hospitals” rankings. It is the only nationally recognized heart program of its kind in the Washington region.

Newswise: Michael S. Arnold: Then and Now / 2011 Early Career Award Winner
Released: 27-Jul-2021 10:30 AM EDT
Michael S. Arnold: Then and Now / 2011 Early Career Award Winner
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Supported by his Early Career Research Program Award, University of Wisconsin – Madison professor Michael S. Arnold found new ways to make graphene nanostructures with smooth edges. This technology will enable next-generation energy and electronics applications.

Newswise: Penn Medicine Hospitals Rank Among Top Hospitals Nationally and #1 in Pennsylvania by U.S. News and World Report
Released: 27-Jul-2021 10:30 AM EDT
Penn Medicine Hospitals Rank Among Top Hospitals Nationally and #1 in Pennsylvania by U.S. News and World Report
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Penn Medicine hospitals have once again been ranked among the top in the nation by U.S News & World Report. The combined enterprise of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center is ranked #13 in the nation on the magazine’s prestigious annual Honor Roll for the 15th consecutive year. HUP/PPMC is also ranked as the top hospital in Pennsylvania and #1 in the Philadelphia metro area.

Newswise: New AAD Survey Throws Shade at Gen Z and Millennials for Poor Understanding of UV Exposure
Released: 27-Jul-2021 10:20 AM EDT
New AAD Survey Throws Shade at Gen Z and Millennials for Poor Understanding of UV Exposure
American Academy of Dermatology

Gen Z and Millennials may be the voice of fashion or lead debates over who owns the “middle hair part”, but when it comes to knowing how to protect their skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays, they need to up their game, according to a new survey by the American Academy of Dermatology.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 10:20 AM EDT
A Mayo Clinic é classificada como hospital Nº 1 nos EUA pela U.S. News & World Report
Mayo Clinic

Pelo sexto ano consecutivo, a Mayo Clinic foi novamente classificada pela U.S. News & World Report como o “Melhor Hospital” nos EUA em suas classificações de “Melhores Hospitais” de 2021-2022.

Newswise: Genomic Test Could Help Predict Aggressive Disease in Men Newly Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer
Released: 27-Jul-2021 10:15 AM EDT
Genomic Test Could Help Predict Aggressive Disease in Men Newly Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A new, University of Michigan-led study analyzing data from more than 850 patients across the state of Michigan found a commercially available genomic test known as Decipher Biopsy may help identify patients who are at high risk of prostate cancer progression.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 10:15 AM EDT
Mayo Clinic clasificada como el hospital número uno en el país por U.S. News & World Report
Mayo Clinic

Nuevamente y por sexto año consecutivo, Mayo Clinic se ha ubicado en el primer puesto a nivel nacional en la clasificación de los mejores hospitales para el período 2021-2022 del U.S. News & World Report (Noticias de EE. UU. e Informe Mundial).

Released: 27-Jul-2021 10:10 AM EDT
Northwestern Memorial Hospital Named Top Hospital in Illinois and Among the Top 10 in the Country by U.S. News & World Report
Northwestern Medicine

Northwestern Memorial Hospital retained its position as the No. 1 hospital in Illinois and Chicago and is again recognized among the top hospitals in the country ranking No. 10 on the prestigious “America’s Best Hospitals” Honor Roll by U.S. News & World Report in its 2021-2022 "America's Best Hospitals" rankings.

Newswise: ‘Frugal’ bees’ architecture skills could prove key for future structures
Released: 27-Jul-2021 10:05 AM EDT
‘Frugal’ bees’ architecture skills could prove key for future structures
Cornell University

New Cornell-led research finds honeybees are skilled architects who plan ahead and solve design challenges when constructing honeycombs, offering strategies that could benefit engineers.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 9:45 AM EDT
Twitter Study Tracks Early Days of COVID-19 Pandemic in U.S.
Binghamton University, State University of New York

Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York studied Twitter communications to understand the societal impact of COVID-19 in the United States during the early days of the pandemic.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 9:45 AM EDT
A First Report of COVID-19 Orbital Involvement Is Reported in the Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

A severe skin infection in the orbital area (around the eye) may represent an unusual complication of COVID-19, according to a patient report published in The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Newswise: Scientists Uncover How Decisions About What We See Are Relayed Back Through the Brain
Released: 27-Jul-2021 9:30 AM EDT
Scientists Uncover How Decisions About What We See Are Relayed Back Through the Brain
NIH, National Eye Institute (NEI)

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have discovered that decisions based on visual information, which involve a complex stream of data flowing forward and backwards along the brain’s visual pathways, is broadcast widely to neurons in the visual system, including to those that are not being used to make the decision.

Newswise: “Thai Phellinus Mushroom (Phellinus linteus)” – a Thai Herb that Can Suppress Cancer — Another Alternative Treatment to Reduce the Risk of Side Effects from Chemotherapy
Released: 27-Jul-2021 8:55 AM EDT
“Thai Phellinus Mushroom (Phellinus linteus)” – a Thai Herb that Can Suppress Cancer — Another Alternative Treatment to Reduce the Risk of Side Effects from Chemotherapy
Chulalongkorn University

A Chula professor, in her local mushroom research, unveils “Thai Phellinus Mushroom (Phellinus linteus)” as having a destructive effect on cervical cancer cells. Additional research is currently being done to confirm its potency and low side effects, before making it available at an affordable price.

Newswise: “Baiya Vaccine” from Chula — a Testament of Thai Mastery — Coming this September
Released: 27-Jul-2021 8:55 AM EDT
“Baiya Vaccine” from Chula — a Testament of Thai Mastery — Coming this September
Chulalongkorn University

Chula Pharmacy prepares to test “Baiya Vaccine” a Thai vaccine against COVID–19 by “Baiya Phytofarm“, a Chula startup. The vaccines have been produced at the first plant in Asia that manufactures plant–based vaccines for humans. Clinical trials with volunteers and the research for the second–generation vaccine to fight the virus variants are to commence in September 2021.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 8:55 AM EDT
Saving Lives (and Breath) on the Wildland Fire Line
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

The Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is dedicated to protecting these selfless men and women as they work to protect our communities.

Newswise: ‘Gut’ Instinct Helps Scientists Ensure Sea Turtles in Rehab Get a Proper Diet
Released: 27-Jul-2021 8:30 AM EDT
‘Gut’ Instinct Helps Scientists Ensure Sea Turtles in Rehab Get a Proper Diet
Florida Atlantic University

For debilitated sea turtles in rehab, part of the healing process is to provide a species-specific, balanced diet that provides nutrition similar to that of a wild diet. However, developing the right nutritionally balanced formula is challenging. To find answers, researchers followed their “gut” instinct.

Newswise:Video Embedded wills-eye-is-voted-one-of-america-s-best-eye-hospitals-in-nationwide-poll-of-ophthalmologists
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Released: 27-Jul-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Wills Eye Is Voted One of America’s Best Eye Hospitals in Nationwide Poll of Ophthalmologists
Wills Eye Hospital

For the 32nd consecutive year, Wills Eye earns a top ranking in the annual Best Hospital Survey

Released: 27-Jul-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Early Signs: Perceptual Distortions in Late-Teens Predict Psychotic Symptoms in Mid-Life
Binghamton University, State University of New York

Subtle differences in perception during late-teen years can predict the development of hallucinations, delusions, and, in some instances, psychosis later in life, according to research including faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Newswise: $10M Appropriation from the State of New Jersey for Pediatric Cancer will Help Advance Research and Treatment
Released: 27-Jul-2021 8:05 AM EDT
$10M Appropriation from the State of New Jersey for Pediatric Cancer will Help Advance Research and Treatment
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Governor Phil Murphy recently signed the fiscal year 2022 state budget, which included a $10 million appropriation to support pediatric cancer research. This legislation, which was sponsored by Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney and Senator Anthony M. Bucco, will support the establishment of the Pediatric Cancer Center at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, which in partnership with RWJBarnabas Health, is a leader in pediatric cancer research and care.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Grow Tall, My Son: How Inheritance Laws Affect Child Height in India
Binghamton University, State University of New York

Inheritance laws in India are impacting the height of children in the country, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Newswise: This Fall, Keep Kids Safe from COVID-19, as Well as Allergy and Asthma Triggers
Released: 27-Jul-2021 8:00 AM EDT
This Fall, Keep Kids Safe from COVID-19, as Well as Allergy and Asthma Triggers
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

For parents of kids with allergies and asthma, preventing their kids from suffering flares of these conditions, along with preventing COVID-19, will top their priority list this school year.


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