17-Apr-2024 7:00 AM EDT
How Young Adults Perceive the Risk of a Single Drink—Versus Whether They See Risk in Binge Drinking—May Drive Heavy Alcohol Use
Research Society on Alcoholism

When drinking choices are perceived as “just one drink,” with each single drink representing relatively slight risk, it may ironically lead to heavier drinking and alcohol-related harms.

     
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Newswise: Roy Choi Will Speak to Cal State Fullerton’s Class of 2024
Released: 19-Apr-2024 7:05 PM EDT
Roy Choi Will Speak to Cal State Fullerton’s Class of 2024
California Lutheran University

The Kogi BBQ food truck owner, author and CSUF alumnus will speak at the May 22 College of Business and Economics Commencement ceremony.

   
Released: 19-Apr-2024 5:05 PM EDT
Jumbo Discovery: Astronomers Offer New Model for Formation of Recently Discovered “Free-Floating” Planets
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Study in Nature Astronomy theorizes that dense stellar clusters may eject pairs of giant planets, which remain gravitationally bound to one another as they float through space.

19-Apr-2024 4:00 PM EDT
AANA Advocates for Workplace Violence Prevention
American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology

The American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (AANA), along with the support of nearly 60 nursing affiliates and partner associations, has signed a letter to leaders of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) urging them to immediately release their proposed workplace violence prevention standard. April is Workplace Violence Prevention Awareness Month, and AANA continues to raise awareness and inspire action through its advocacy and policy work.

Newswise: ORNL researchers win Best Paper award for nickel-based alloy tailoring
Released: 19-Apr-2024 4:40 PM EDT
ORNL researchers win Best Paper award for nickel-based alloy tailoring
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Rishi Pillai and his research team from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory will receive a Best Paper award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers International Gas Turbine Institute in June at the Turbo Expo 2024 in London.

Newswise: Surf Clams Off the Coast of Virginia Reappear – and Rebound
Released: 19-Apr-2024 4:05 PM EDT
Surf Clams Off the Coast of Virginia Reappear – and Rebound
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The Atlantic surfclam, an economically valuable species that is the main ingredient in clam chowder and fried clam strips, has returned to Virginia waters in a big way, reversing a die-off that started more than two decades ago.

Newswise: New Beta-Decay Measurements in Mirror Nuclei Pin Down the Weak Nuclear Force
Released: 19-Apr-2024 4:05 PM EDT
New Beta-Decay Measurements in Mirror Nuclei Pin Down the Weak Nuclear Force
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Scientists have gained insights into the weak nuclear force from new, more sensitive studies of the beta decays of the “mirror” nuclei lithium-8 and boron-8. The weak nuclear force drives the process of nuclear beta decay. The research found that the properties of the beta decays of lithium-8 and boron-8 are in perfect agreement with the predictions of the Standard Model.

Newswise: How 3D printers can give robots a soft touch
Released: 19-Apr-2024 3:05 PM EDT
How 3D printers can give robots a soft touch
University Of Illinois Grainger College Of Engineering

A recent study demonstrates that soft skin pads doubling as sensors made from thermoplastic urethane can be efficiently manufactured using 3D printers.

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Newswise: University of Florida scientist to fly on Blue Origin suborbital mission
Released: 19-Apr-2024 2:05 PM EDT
University of Florida scientist to fly on Blue Origin suborbital mission
University of Florida

Rob Ferl will be the first NASA-funded academic researcher to conduct an experiment as part of a commercial space crew

Newswise: Compact quantum light processing
19-Apr-2024 1:00 AM EDT
Compact quantum light processing
University of Vienna

An international collaboration of researchers, led by Philip Walther at University of Vienna, have achieved a significant breakthrough in quantum technology, with the successful demonstration of quantum interference among several single photons using a novel resource-efficient platform.

Newswise: Researchers develop a new way to safely boost immune cells to fight cancer
16-Apr-2024 12:05 PM EDT
Researchers develop a new way to safely boost immune cells to fight cancer
Virginia Tech

Researchers in the College of Engineering explore a cancer immunotherapy treatment that involves activating the immune cells in the body and reprogramming them to attack and destroy cancer cells. This therapeutic method frequently uses cytokines, small protein molecules that act as intercellular biochemical messengers and are released by the body's immune cells to coordinate their response.

   
Newswise: NASA selects University of Delaware's CubeSat spacecraft for upcoming mission
Released: 19-Apr-2024 1:05 PM EDT
NASA selects University of Delaware's CubeSat spacecraft for upcoming mission
University of Delaware

At a least a dozen University of Delaware students are leading a NASA-supported mission as part of the CubeSat Launch Initiative, which provides an opportunity to take part in a real mission.

Newswise: Wayne State researcher aims to improve coding peer review practices
Released: 19-Apr-2024 1:05 PM EDT
Wayne State researcher aims to improve coding peer review practices
Wayne State University Division of Research

Amiangshu Bosu, Ph.D., assistant professor of computer science in the College of Engineering at Wayne State University, received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to formulate better practices involving peer code review.

Released: 19-Apr-2024 12:05 PM EDT
Monell Center Presentations Span Sensory Science at National Meeting, April 17 to 20, 2024
Monell Chemical Senses Center

Over 20 scientists from the Monell Chemical Senses Center will present their latest research at the 46th Association for Chemoreception Sciences (AChemS) annual conference, which covers the latest advances in the fields of taste, smell, and related chemical senses.

Released: 19-Apr-2024 12:00 PM EDT
Annals of Internal Medicine presents breaking scientific news at ACP’s Internal Medicine Meeting 2024
American College of Physicians (ACP)

Today at ACP’s annual meeting, Internal Medicine Meeting 2024, Annals of Internal Medicine presented three breaking scientific research articles during a live scientific plenary session that featured the authors of those articles.

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Bernhard and Hackensack Meridian Health Forge a Transformative 30-Year Energy Partnership, HMH Hospitals to be Largest Renewable Energy Not-for-Profit Healthcare Provider in the United States
Released: 19-Apr-2024 11:45 AM EDT
Bernhard and Hackensack Meridian Health Forge a Transformative 30-Year Energy Partnership, HMH Hospitals to be Largest Renewable Energy Not-for-Profit Healthcare Provider in the United States
Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Health and Bernhard announce Energy As A Service Partnership, HMH To Be Largest Renewable Energy Not-for-Profit Healthcare Provider in the United States

Newswise: Auburn’s McCrary Institute, ORNL to partner on first regional cybersecurity center to protect the nation’s electricity grid
Released: 19-Apr-2024 11:05 AM EDT
Auburn’s McCrary Institute, ORNL to partner on first regional cybersecurity center to protect the nation’s electricity grid
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Auburn University’s McCrary Institute for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Security was awarded a $10 million Department of Energy grant in partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory to create a pilot regional cybersecurity research and operations center to protect the electric power grid against cyberattacks.

   
Released: 19-Apr-2024 11:05 AM EDT
AATS and CRF Partner on New York Valves: The Structural Heart Summit
Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF)

The American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) and the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) announced today a strategic partnership for CRF’s New York Valves 2024: The Structural Heart Summit, making AATS the exclusive cardiothoracic surgical society partner of this preeminent valve meeting.

Released: 19-Apr-2024 11:05 AM EDT
DAVID LETTERMAN RECEIVES GLAUCOMA FOUNDATION’S SPOTLIGHT AWARD
The Glaucoma Foundation

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Glaucoma Foundation, writer, performer and producer David Letterman was front and center at TGF’s April 18th Gala in New York City, where he received the Foundation’s inaugural Chairman’s Spotlight Award.

Released: 19-Apr-2024 11:05 AM EDT
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Researcher Reviews the Current State of Retinoblastoma Research in the New England Journal of Medicine
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Children's Hospital Los Angeles has been at the forefront of retinoblastoma research for decades. Dr. David Cobrinik was invited to review the current state of retinoblastoma research in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Released: 19-Apr-2024 11:05 AM EDT
Stuart Therapeutics, Inc. Announces Upcoming Presentations at ARVO 2024
Stuart Therapeutics

a clinical-stage ophthalmic biopharmaceutical company focused on developing therapies for the treatment of anterior segment, refractive and posterior segment eye disorders, today announced that the company will be presenting its latest research results at both the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology annual meeting, and at two meetings sponsored by the Ophthalmology Innovation Source (OIS) in early May.

Newswise: MSU researchers set new standards and show how a new treatment helps patients with MS, ALS, Parkinson’s disease
Released: 19-Apr-2024 10:05 AM EDT
MSU researchers set new standards and show how a new treatment helps patients with MS, ALS, Parkinson’s disease
Michigan State University

Is it possible for nanoparticles to go through the digestive system and deliver medicine directly to the brain tissue? Researchers from Michigan State University say yes, and their latest findings are expected to benefit patients with neurodegenerative disorders like multiple sclerosis, or MS; amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS; and Parkinson’s disease, or PD.

Released: 19-Apr-2024 10:05 AM EDT
Older adults in Ohio are among the most vulnerable to extreme weather
Ohio State University

Nearly 1 in 5 older adults in central Ohio report not being prepared for emergencies, such as extreme weather events, or not knowing if they are ready. That is concerning because research shows older adults are at greater risk of harm during disasters such as extreme weather events.

Newswise: Lemur’s lament: when one vulnerable species stalks another
Released: 19-Apr-2024 10:05 AM EDT
Lemur’s lament: when one vulnerable species stalks another
Washington University in St. Louis

What can be done when one threatened animal kills another? Scientists studying critically endangered lemurs in Madagascar confronted this difficult reality when they witnessed attacks on lemurs by another vulnerable species, a carnivore called a fosa.

16-Apr-2024 7:05 AM EDT
Alcohol-Induced Blackouts May Be Linked to How a Person Drinks, Not Just How Much
Research Society on Alcoholism

Certain drinking behaviors beyond just the quantity of alcohol consumed may predict the likelihood a person will experience an alcohol-induced blackout, a condition where someone is conscious and engaging with their surroundings but will be unable to remember some or any of what occurred.

     
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Released: 19-Apr-2024 9:05 AM EDT
Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm Visits Brookhaven National Laboratory
Brookhaven National Laboratory

U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm visited the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory on April 8-9, getting an up-close look at cutting-edge facilities researchers use to advance the mission of DOE and its Office of Science.

Released: 19-Apr-2024 9:05 AM EDT
New Research Defines Specific Genomic Changes Associated with the Transmissibility of the Monkeypox Virus
Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai scientists, in collaboration with researchers from the Carlos III Health Institute (ISCIII) in Madrid, Spain, have located and identified alterations in the monkeypox virus genome that potentially correlate with changes in the virus’s transmissibility observed in the 2022 outbreak.

Newswise: Signs of Multiple Sclerosis Show Up in Blood Years Before Symptoms
Released: 19-Apr-2024 9:05 AM EDT
Signs of Multiple Sclerosis Show Up in Blood Years Before Symptoms
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

In a discovery that could hasten treatment for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), UC San Francisco scientists have discovered a harbinger in the blood of some people who later went on to develop the disease. 

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Newswise: Chula Ranks No.1 in Thailand for 32 Subjects in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024
Released: 19-Apr-2024 8:55 AM EDT
Chula Ranks No.1 in Thailand for 32 Subjects in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024
Chulalongkorn University

The latest results of the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024 have been announced on April 10, 2024. Chulalongkorn University is ranked No. 1 in Thailand for 32 subjects and Top 200 in the world with 30 outstanding subjects.

Newswise: Researchers to share expertise at international conference on mine water, reclamation
Released: 19-Apr-2024 8:30 AM EDT
Researchers to share expertise at international conference on mine water, reclamation
West Virginia University

West Virginia University will co-host the 2024 Mine Drainage Task Force Symposium and 15th International Mine Water Association Congress, bringing together mining, water and reclamation experts from around the world who will provide the latest updates on research, regulations and practices involving mine drainage, water quality and rare earth element extraction.

Newswise: Physical field technologies to improve extraction and quality of extracted juices
Released: 19-Apr-2024 8:05 AM EDT
Physical field technologies to improve extraction and quality of extracted juices
Chinese Academy of Sciences

Traditional juice extraction methods, though sufficient for juice production, have limitations in terms of yield, quality, nutritional value, and sustainability. This has led to a growing need for improved juice extraction methods that can address these challenges and meet the evolving preferences of health-conscious consumers. PEF excels in juice extraction with high efficiency, preserving sensory properties and nutrients, while consuming less energy and offering excellent scalability as compared to other physical field technologies.

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Newswise: $4.7 million award to help researchers prevent adolescent alcohol use
Released: 19-Apr-2024 8:00 AM EDT
$4.7 million award to help researchers prevent adolescent alcohol use
Indiana University

Indiana University School of Medicine researchers recently were awarded $4.7 million from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to further the study of caregiver intervention in reducing adolescent alcohol use and other substance use disorders (SUDs).

Newswise: Lightweight and flexible yet strong? Versatile fibers with dramatically improved energy storage capacity
Released: 19-Apr-2024 8:00 AM EDT
Lightweight and flexible yet strong? Versatile fibers with dramatically improved energy storage capacity
National Research Council of Science and Technology

The Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) announced that a joint research team has developed a fiber-like electrode material that can store energy. The fibers are strong, lightweight, and highly flexible, enabling greater freedom in wearable device form factors and the ability to be made into various shapes and applications.

Newswise: Study opens new avenue for immunotherapy drug development
17-Apr-2024 4:05 PM EDT
Study opens new avenue for immunotherapy drug development
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

In a new study published today in Nature Biomedical Engineering, researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have designed a new method for developing immunotherapy drugs using engineered peptides to elicit a natural immune response inside the body.

17-Apr-2024 9:05 AM EDT
Could the liver hold the key to better cancer treatments?
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Liver inflammation, a common side-effect of cancers elsewhere in the body, has long been associated with worse cancer outcomes and more recently associated with poor response to immunotherapy. Now, a team led by researchers from the Abramson Cancer Center and Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has found a big reason why.

Newswise: The mechanism of SlWRKY80 participating in salt alkali stress through its involvement in JA metabolic pathway
Released: 19-Apr-2024 4:05 AM EDT
The mechanism of SlWRKY80 participating in salt alkali stress through its involvement in JA metabolic pathway
Chinese Academy of Sciences

Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) is the most widely cultivated and consumed horticultural crop.

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