Newswise: Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Illinois Chicago launch the George Crabtree Institute for Discovery and Sustainability
Released: 17-Apr-2024 11:45 PM EDT
Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Illinois Chicago launch the George Crabtree Institute for Discovery and Sustainability
Argonne National Laboratory

The new institute, which honors the memory of the noted researcher in superconducting and clean energy, will advance research on a wide array of scientific challenges.

Newswise: What women want: Female experiences to manage pelvic pain
Released: 17-Apr-2024 8:05 PM EDT
What women want: Female experiences to manage pelvic pain
University of South Australia

A new study from the University of South Australia is putting people’s experiences of pelvic pain at the front of pain education to develop better pain management strategies and improved outcomes.

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Released: 17-Apr-2024 8:05 PM EDT
Predicting Ovarian Cancer Relapse
Cedars-Sinai

Using spatial analysis of tissue samples, Cedars-Sinai investigators have identified patterns that could predict whether patients with the most common type of ovarian cancer will experience early relapse after treatment.

16-Apr-2024 12:05 PM EDT
Opioid dependence remains high but stable in Scotland, new surveillance report finds
University of Bristol

Opioid dependence in Scotland remains high but largely stable, according to a new University of Bristol-led analysis published in Addiction today [18 April] and by Public Health Scotland. The study is the first to estimate the number of people dependent on opioid drugs (such as heroin), and who are in or could benefit from drug treatment, among Scotland’s population since 2015/2016 estimates were published.

Newswise:Video Embedded octopus-inspires-new-suction-mechanism-for-robots
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16-Apr-2024 4:05 AM EDT
Octopus Inspires New Suction Mechanism for Robots
University of Bristol

A new robotic suction cup which can grasp rough, curved and heavy stone, has been developed by scientists at the University of Bristol.

Released: 17-Apr-2024 5:05 PM EDT
MSU expert: The cicadas are coming
Michigan State University

For the first time in more than 200 years, two broods of cicadas Brood XIX, known as the Great Southern Brood, and Brood XIII, known as the Northern Illinois Brood will emerge from the ground simultaneously. Hannah Burrack, professor and chair of the Department of Entomology at Michigan State University, answers questions about this rare occurrence.

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Newswise: Soil Bacteria Link their Life Strategies to Soil Conditions
Released: 17-Apr-2024 4:05 PM EDT
Soil Bacteria Link their Life Strategies to Soil Conditions
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Microbiologists do not fully understand how bacteria’s genes relate to their life strategies. Now, by analyzing large DNA sequencing datasets from around the globe, researchers discovered a new way of categorizing the dominant life strategies of soil bacteria based on their genes. This technique allowed the researchers to link different life strategies with specific climate and soil conditions.

Newswise: Cleveland Clinic Launches New Women's Comprehensive Health and Research Center
Released: 17-Apr-2024 4:05 PM EDT
Cleveland Clinic Launches New Women's Comprehensive Health and Research Center
Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic has announced the launch of its new Women’s Comprehensive Health and Research Center, an initiative dedicated to helping women during midlife and beyond thrive and easily receive the specialized care they need. The center is focused on four key areas: access, connectivity, education, and research and innovation to empower women to navigate their health journey with confidence and clarity. 

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Released: 17-Apr-2024 4:05 PM EDT
Telemedicine Can Help Change Care for the Better — If We Get the Rules Right
Harvard Medical School

Experts say pandemic-era rules that promoted telemedicine should be made permanent to protect gains in quality of care and greater access for millions of patients. New analysis shows enhanced telemedicine services led to higher quality of care and better access and only a modest increase in spending.

Newswise: Researcher studying worst western US megadrought in 1,200 years
Released: 17-Apr-2024 4:00 PM EDT
Researcher studying worst western US megadrought in 1,200 years
West Virginia University

Drylands in the western United States are currently in the grips of a 23-year “megadrought” and one West Virginia University researcher is working to gain a better understanding of this extreme climate event.

15-Apr-2024 2:05 PM EDT
Does Using Your Brain More at Work Help Ward Off Thinking, Memory Problems?
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

The harder your brain works at your job, the less likely you may be to have memory and thinking problems later in life, according to a new study published in the April 17, 2024, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Newswise: Debanjan Dhar looks at links among liver cancer, heart health and kidney function
Released: 17-Apr-2024 3:45 PM EDT
Debanjan Dhar looks at links among liver cancer, heart health and kidney function
Sanford Burnham Prebys

As an associate professor at Sanford Burnham Prebys, Dhar focuses on how lifestyle factors such as high-calorie diets, excessive alcohol consumption and minimal exercise—along with genetic predispositions—can lead to problematic changes in the liver, heart and kidneys. By studying the conversation among the liver, the immune system, heart and kidneys, Dhar hopes to discover signals that could be used to detect metabolic disorders, especially metabolic-associated steatohepatitis (MASH), and liver cancer much earlier, when they’re easier to treat.

Newswise: Inspection for Perfection
Released: 17-Apr-2024 3:05 PM EDT
Inspection for Perfection
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Inspection technology developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory will help deliver plasma heating to the ITER international fusion facility.

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UC Irvine professor of nursing to receive national award for policy advocacy
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., April 17, 2024 — Susanne Phillips, DNP, professor and senior associate dean in UC Irvine’s Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing, has been selected as the recipient of the 2024 Outstanding Policy Award from the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties. She is being recognized for developing, implementing and advocating for policies that positively affect the role of the advanced practice registered nurse and significantly increase community healthcare access and quality.

Newswise: What drives a warming tundra to release carbon into the atmosphere?
Released: 17-Apr-2024 2:45 PM EDT
What drives a warming tundra to release carbon into the atmosphere?
Northern Arizona University

Increased warming in tundra ecosystems is resulting the release of carbon into the atmosphere through ecosystem respiration, contributing additionally to climate change. A recent meta-analysis published Nature revealed factors that contribute to ecosystem respiration, including soil nitrogen concentration, pH and ratio of carbon to nitrogen.

Newswise: UW–Madison biochemist wins prestigious forestry prize for discoveries that support sustainable energy and product innovations
Released: 17-Apr-2024 2:05 PM EDT
UW–Madison biochemist wins prestigious forestry prize for discoveries that support sustainable energy and product innovations
University of Wisconsin–Madison

The world’s top prize in forestry research has been awarded to University of Wisconsin–Madison biochemistry professor John Ralph for work that has led to new uses for one of the world’s most abundant natural resources.

Released: 17-Apr-2024 2:05 PM EDT
National Conference: First Lady Betty Ford: 50th Anniversary Celebration
American University

A national conference will bring together scholars, biographers, historians, archivists, First Ladies’ staff, and members of the public to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Betty Ford’s tenure as First Lady, showcase her leadership, and commemorate her groundbreaking conference on First Ladies in 1984.

Newswise: URI-led team finds direct evidence of ‘itinerant breeding’ in East Coast shorebird species
Released: 17-Apr-2024 2:05 PM EDT
URI-led team finds direct evidence of ‘itinerant breeding’ in East Coast shorebird species
University of Rhode Island

KINGSTON, R.I. – April 17, 2024 – Migration and reproduction are two of the most demanding events in a bird’s annual cycle, so much so that the vast majority of migratory birds separate the two tasks into different times of the year. But a study by University of Rhode Island researchers has found direct evidence of a species – the American woodcock, a migratory shorebird from eastern and central North America – that overlaps periods of migration and reproduction, a rare breeding strategy known as “itinerant breeding.

Newswise: Ice age climate analysis reduces worst-case warming expected from rising CO2
Released: 17-Apr-2024 2:05 PM EDT
Ice age climate analysis reduces worst-case warming expected from rising CO2
University of Washington

A detailed reconstruction of climate during the most recent ice age, when a large swath of North America was covered in ice, provides information on the relationship between CO2 and global temperature. Results show that while most future warming estimates remain unchanged, the absolute worst-case scenario is unlikely.

Released: 17-Apr-2024 1:05 PM EDT
Global study reveals health impacts of airborne trace elements
Washington University in St. Louis

Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis led by Randall Martin investigated global particulate matter, revealing health risks from trace elements.

Released: 17-Apr-2024 1:05 PM EDT
Smart nanoparticles may be able to deliver drugs to heart after heart attack
Washington University in St. Louis

Washington University's Jianjun Guan to create custom nanoparticles to fight inflammation, fibrosis.

Released: 17-Apr-2024 1:05 PM EDT
University of Maryland Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center and AstraZeneca Partner to Enhance Community-Based Lung Cancer Screening and Detection for Marylanders at High Risk
University of Maryland School of Medicine

With only a small percentage of Marylanders at high risk for lung cancer getting the recommended annual screening, the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMGCCC) today launched a new statewide effort to increase annual screenings.

Newswise: LJI home to new
Released: 17-Apr-2024 12:05 PM EDT
LJI home to new "Center of Excellence"
La Jolla Institute for Immunology

The Institute's Flow Cytometry Core, which provides cutting-edge research services, has been named a BD Biosciences "Center of Excellence." Along with this distinction, the LJI Flow Core has brought in a sophisticated instrument for immune cell research: the BD FACSDiscover™ S8 Cell Sorter.

Newswise: Mountain chickadees have remarkable memories. A new study explains why
Released: 17-Apr-2024 12:05 PM EDT
Mountain chickadees have remarkable memories. A new study explains why
University of Colorado Boulder

Mountain chickadees have among the best spatial memory in the animal kingdom. New research identifies the genes at play and offers insight into how a shifting climate may impact the evolution of this unique skill.

Released: 17-Apr-2024 12:05 PM EDT
Autoimmune Association Welcomes Two New Board Members
Autoimmune Association

The Autoimmune Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to autoimmune advocacy, awareness, education, and research, announces the appointment of David Ascik and Priya Patil to its Board of Directors.

Newswise: Marine plankton behaviour could predict future marine extinctions, study finds
15-Apr-2024 5:05 AM EDT
Marine plankton behaviour could predict future marine extinctions, study finds
University of Bristol

Marine communities migrated to Antarctica during the Earth’s warmest period in 66 million years long before a mass-extinction event.

15-Apr-2024 12:05 PM EDT
Deeper sedation may help find difficult-to-detect polyps during colonoscopy
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

In patients undergoing colonoscopy to screen for colorectal cancer, deeper sedation using the anesthetic drug propofol may improve detection of "serrated" polyps — a type of precancerous lesion that can be difficult to detect, reports a study in the Online First edition of Anesthesiology, the peer-reviewed journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA).

Newswise: Climate Resilience Symposium to take place during Miami Climate Week, hosted by University of Miami Climate Resilience Academy
Released: 17-Apr-2024 9:05 AM EDT
Climate Resilience Symposium to take place during Miami Climate Week, hosted by University of Miami Climate Resilience Academy
University of Miami

The University of Miami’s Climate Resilience Academy will host its third symposium, “Resilience in the Built and Natural Environments,” on Wednesday, April 24 to delve into the ways that municipalities across the globe can and are adapting to a warming planet.

Released: 17-Apr-2024 9:05 AM EDT
University of West Florida memorial scholarship created to honor UWF alumnus
University of West Florida

A $150,000 gift to UWF from the late Ann Fell established the David Gus Fell Memorial Scholarship Endowment, which will benefit undergraduate engineering majors in UWF Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering.

Newswise: FSU faculty available for context on latest research into autism spectrum disorder
Released: 17-Apr-2024 9:05 AM EDT
FSU faculty available for context on latest research into autism spectrum disorder
Florida State University

By: Bill Wellock | Published: April 17, 2024 | 8:30 am | SHARE: April is Autism Acceptance Month, an opportunity to raise public awareness and support for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).Florida State University experts work to promote interdisciplinary research that advances our understanding of autism and bridges the gap between scientific knowledge and clinical/educational practice.

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Newswise:Video Embedded the-future-of-gene-therapy-has-arrived-and-it-s-changing-lives-for-the-better
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Released: 17-Apr-2024 9:05 AM EDT
The future of gene therapy has arrived, and it's changing lives for the better
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

A novel approach to gene therapy is improving lives in ways once thought impossible. Researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and College of Medicine have developed a new platform to deliver the gene therapy precisely to specific areas of the brain.

Released: 17-Apr-2024 9:05 AM EDT
Benefits of Quitting Cigarettes During Pregnancy Exceed Dangers of Weight Gain
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

A Rutgers Health study ties quitting to more hypertensive disorders but fewer premature deliveries and stillbirths.

Newswise: KIMM develops environment recognition technologies for off-road self-driving with improved real-time processing performance
Released: 17-Apr-2024 9:00 AM EDT
KIMM develops environment recognition technologies for off-road self-driving with improved real-time processing performance
National Research Council of Science and Technology

The research team led by Senior Researcher Han-Min Lee of the Department of Industrial Machinery DX under the Virtual Engineering Platform Research Division of the Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials(KIMM) has developed off-road environment recognition technologies for driving in off-road environments such as mountainous, waterside or snowy regions, including sensor protection and cleaning technology, sensor signal correction technology, and drivable area recognition technology, and has transferred these technologies to relevant corporations.

Newswise: Electronic Health Records Unlock Genetics of Tobacco Use Disorder
Released: 17-Apr-2024 9:00 AM EDT
Electronic Health Records Unlock Genetics of Tobacco Use Disorder
University of California San Diego

By utilizing the power of electronic medical records, researchers from UC San Diego are uncovering the genetics of tobacco use, which would help scientists discover new ways to stop occasional tobacco use from evolving into tobacco use disorder.

Released: 17-Apr-2024 9:00 AM EDT
Video-assisted hand therapy is effective after thumb arthritis surgery
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

For patients undergoing carpometacarpal (CMC) joint surgery for treatment of thumb osteoarthritis, the use of online video instruction for postoperative hand therapy is associated with outcomes similar to in-person therapy visits – while substantially reducing travel time and distance, reports a clinical trial in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.

Newswise: Atlantic Health System Welcomes New System Medical Director of Pediatrics
Released: 17-Apr-2024 9:00 AM EDT
Atlantic Health System Welcomes New System Medical Director of Pediatrics
Atlantic Health System

Beth C. Natt, MD, MPH, MBA a career pediatric hospitalist, was named the new System Medical Director of the Pediatric Service Line for Atlantic Health System and Chairperson of the Department of Pediatrics at Morristown and Overlook Medical Centers.

Newswise: National Comprehensive Cancer Network Awards Champions for Excellence and Outstanding Contributions in Cancer Care
Released: 17-Apr-2024 8:30 AM EDT
National Comprehensive Cancer Network Awards Champions for Excellence and Outstanding Contributions in Cancer Care
National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)—an alliance of leading cancer centers—announces 2024 award recipients that include individuals and groups who have made significant and noteworthy impacts on improving cancer care and supporting NCCN’s mission to help all people with cancer to live better lives.

Newswise: FAU Engineering Selected by NASA for University Nanosatellite Program
Released: 17-Apr-2024 8:30 AM EDT
FAU Engineering Selected by NASA for University Nanosatellite Program
Florida Atlantic University

Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science is among eight university teams in the United States selected to work with NASA and the U.S. military to foster innovation and expertise in the small satellite sector.

Newswise: Are All Types of Asthma the Same? Not by a Long Shot
Released: 17-Apr-2024 8:00 AM EDT
Are All Types of Asthma the Same? Not by a Long Shot
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month – the ideal time to get the word out on the different types of asthma, as well as the different triggers and treatments.

Newswise: Study finds iron-rich enamel protects, but doesn’t color, rodents’ orange-brown incisors
12-Apr-2024 8:00 AM EDT
Study finds iron-rich enamel protects, but doesn’t color, rodents’ orange-brown incisors
American Chemical Society (ACS)

Microscopic studies of rodent incisors revealed nano-sized pockets of iron-rich material that form a protective shield, a finding that could improve human dentistry, say researchers in ACS Nano.

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