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MD Anderson Research Highlights for February 21, 2024
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Research Highlights showcases the latest breakthroughs in cancer care, research and prevention. These advances are made possible through seamless collaboration between MD Anderson’s world-leading clinicians and scientists, bringing discoveries from the lab to the clinic and back. Recent developments at MD Anderson offer insights into drug-drug interactions for patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndromes; patient-derived xenograft models as a viable translational research tool in early-phase clinical trials; a novel gene expression signature to stratify patients with bladder cancer; a potential therapeutic target to overcome treatment resistance in multiple myeloma; a role for mutant p53 in protecting against ferroptosis in triple-negative breast cancer; and diet modifications to improve treatment outcomes in FLT3-mutated AML.

   
Release date: 21-Feb-2024 11:05 AM EST
Uniformed Services University to Represent DoD in New Cancer Screening Research Network
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

To identify cancers earlier and better understand when they may be easier to treat, the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, has launched a new clinical trials network to evaluate emerging technologies for cancer screening. The Cancer Screening Research Network (CSRN), in support of the Biden-Harris Administration’s Cancer Moonshot, is a collaborative effort involving experts from institutions across the nation, including the Department of Defense’s Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) through its Murtha Cancer Center Research Program (MCCRP).

Released: 21-Feb-2024 11:00 AM EST
Mark Cuban Drug Company may offer savings for urology drugs
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

An online pharmacy offering standardized, transparent pricing can reduce out-of-pocket costs for patients taking common medications prescribed by urologists, suggests a study in the March issue of Urology Practice®, an Official Journal of the American Urological Association (AUA). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 21-Feb-2024 11:00 AM EST
Engineers use AI to wrangle fusion power for the grid
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

A Princeton-led team composed of engineers, physicists, and data scientists from the University and the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have harnessed the power of artificial intelligence to predict — and then avoid — the formation of a specific plasma problem in real time.

Newswise: UNC Lineberger named as a national research hub for NIH cancer screening study
20-Feb-2024 12:05 PM EST
UNC Lineberger named as a national research hub for NIH cancer screening study
University of North Carolina Health Care System

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center has been selected as one of nine national research sites for the National Cancer Institute’s newly launched Cancer Screening Research Network, which will evaluate promising and emerging cancer screening technologies.

Newswise: How Does the Brain Make Decisions?
15-Feb-2024 4:05 PM EST
How Does the Brain Make Decisions?
Harvard Medical School

Mouse study provides insights into communication between neurons during decision-making

Newswise: UAH researcher wins 2024 Worthington Medal for innovations in pumping sciences
Released: 21-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST
UAH researcher wins 2024 Worthington Medal for innovations in pumping sciences
University of Alabama Huntsville

Dr. Phillip Ligrani, Eminent Scholar in Propulsion at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), has won the 2024 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Henry R. Worthington Medal for developing innovative micro, millimeter and macro-scale pumping devices. Ligrani’s innovations are beneficial to a variety of applications, such as transporting biological samples without significant alteration or destruction of cells, and supplying coolant to maintain the temperatures of components subject to thermal loading, like lasers.

Newswise: Age, sex, race among top risk factors for revision knee surgery
Released: 21-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST
Age, sex, race among top risk factors for revision knee surgery
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Patients who are younger than about 40, male, or Black are among those most at risk for revision surgery after having had a total knee replacement, according to researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center. The study, published in the Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, was the first to explore relationships among risk factors for revision after total knee arthroplasty (TKA).

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Expert shares advice on the most effective strategies for tax season
Virginia Tech

Navigating tax season can be a source of stress for many individuals. Virginia Tech finance expert Jesse Lineberry shares ways to stay ahead on tax season to avoid being overwhelmed as the April 15 deadline approaches. Get organized early. “With so many details to account for it's essential to retrieve all information from previous employers and bankers,” said Lineberry.

Newswise: 25 innovative solutions to the housing affordability crisis
Release date: 21-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST
25 innovative solutions to the housing affordability crisis
University of Utah, David Eccles School of Business

Each year since 2018, Ivory Innovations has recognized organizations working on solutions to the lack of affordable housing in the United States.

Newswise: From segregation to inspiration, James Griffin, M.D., is making history at Parkland and UT Southwestern
Release date: 21-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST
From segregation to inspiration, James Griffin, M.D., is making history at Parkland and UT Southwestern
UT Southwestern Medical Center

DALLAS -- To call the connection James D. Griffin, M.D., has with UT Southwestern and Parkland Memorial Hospital lifelong is no exaggeration. Dr. Griffin was born at Parkland in 1958, when the labor and delivery ward was still segregated. More than six decades later, his colleagues at that hospital elected him President of the medical staff – the first Black physician to earn the honor.

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Newswise: RUDN doctors named the most allergen-inducing drugs
Released: 21-Feb-2024 9:20 AM EST
RUDN doctors named the most allergen-inducing drugs
Scientific Project Lomonosov

RUDN University doctors collected statistics on cases of extreme drug allergies - anaphylaxis. The authors presented the results in different age groups and named the most dangerous drugs for an allergic reaction.

Newswise: RUDN scientists discover changes in gastrointestinal organs after space flight
Released: 21-Feb-2024 9:15 AM EST
RUDN scientists discover changes in gastrointestinal organs after space flight
Scientific Project Lomonosov

RUDN University scientists have shown how the tissues of the digestive system change in weightlessness. The experiment was carried out on laboratory rodents that were in space flight for a month

Newswise: RUDN pharmacists proposed ways to increase the activity of levofloxacin and overcome bacterial resistance to antimicrobial agents
Released: 21-Feb-2024 9:15 AM EST
RUDN pharmacists proposed ways to increase the activity of levofloxacin and overcome bacterial resistance to antimicrobial agents
Scientific Project Lomonosov

RUDN University pharmacists modeled derivative molecules of the antibacterial levofloxacin to find out what biological functions its individual structural fragments - pharmacophores - are responsible for. This is necessary to increase the effectiveness of the drug, as bacteria become increasingly resistant to antibiotics.

Newswise: UT-Battelle donates $186,000 to support SEEED’s green construction program
Released: 21-Feb-2024 9:10 AM EST
UT-Battelle donates $186,000 to support SEEED’s green construction program
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s managing contractor, UT-Battelle, presented a donation of $186,000 to Socially Equal Energy Efficient Development, or SEEED, to support the nonprofit’s third green solar home as part of their Green Construction Program.

Newswise: Burning landfill gases is dangerous, RUDN ecologists say
Released: 21-Feb-2024 9:10 AM EST
Burning landfill gases is dangerous, RUDN ecologists say
Scientific Project Lomonosov

RUDN University ecologists and a professor from the Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) have shown that the combustion of landfill gas in flares continues to pose a danger to the health of the environment and humans. Moreover, it is likely that the situation only gets worse after flaring

Newswise: Preventing tragedy: FSU expert examines suicidal motives in mass shootings, terrorism
Released: 21-Feb-2024 9:05 AM EST
Preventing tragedy: FSU expert examines suicidal motives in mass shootings, terrorism
Florida State University

By: Amy Walden | Published: February 21, 2024 | 9:21 am | SHARE: According to the Gun Violence Archive, the United States reported 656 mass shootings in 2023. When it comes to understanding and preventing tragedies such as murder-suicides, mass shootings and terrorism, some may question why assailants in these cases are motivated to kill.

Newswise: KIER’s Success in the Development of the World's Top-level Semi-transparent Perovskite Solar Cells.
Released: 21-Feb-2024 9:00 AM EST
KIER’s Success in the Development of the World's Top-level Semi-transparent Perovskite Solar Cells.
National Research Council of Science and Technology

KIER has achieved advancements in the stability and efficiency of semi-transparent perovskite solar cells.

Newswise: Mapping the Future of Rural Revitalization: A New Study Sheds Light on China's Rural Dynamics
Released: 21-Feb-2024 9:00 AM EST
Mapping the Future of Rural Revitalization: A New Study Sheds Light on China's Rural Dynamics
Chinese Academy of Sciences

Recent research offers a fresh perspective on the revitalization of rural China through an in-depth analysis of the interconnected development of population, land, and industry in 2020. This study shines a light on the spatial dynamics and underlying factors contributing to rural disparities, providing a critical foundation for crafting scientific, effective, sustainable development strategic plan.

Newswise: Detecting Pathogens Faster and More Accurately by Melting DNA
20-Feb-2024 9:05 PM EST
Detecting Pathogens Faster and More Accurately by Melting DNA
University of California San Diego

A new analysis method can detect pathogens in blood samples faster and more accurately than blood cultures, which are the current state of the art for infection diagnosis. The new method, called digital DNA melting analysis, can produce results in under six hours, whereas culture typically requires 15 hours to several days, depending on the pathogen.

16-Feb-2024 9:00 AM EST
Focus on patient experience can improve diabetes care
Endocrine Society

Health care providers who treat diabetes need to think beyond the clinical numbers, such as solely focusing on a person’s glucose goals.

Newswise: Study Details Toxic Elements Found in Stranded Whales, Dolphins Over 15 Years
Released: 21-Feb-2024 8:30 AM EST
Study Details Toxic Elements Found in Stranded Whales, Dolphins Over 15 Years
Florida Atlantic University

Researchers evaluated the prevalence, concentration and tissue distribution of essential and non-essential trace elements, including heavy metal toxicants in tissue (blubber, kidney, liver, skeletal muscle, skin) and fecal samples. Findings reveal how toxicant levels relate to their sex, breed, age and other demographic factors.

16-Feb-2024 8:00 AM EST
Compounds in female ginseng could lead to new osteoporosis treatments
American Chemical Society (ACS)

Drugs for treating osteoporosis can be expensive and have side effects. In the search for alternative drug candidates, researchers reporting in ACS Central Science have discovered and fully replicated a compound from female ginseng that had potent anti-osteoporotic activity in cellular tests.

   
16-Feb-2024 8:00 AM EST
Mercury levels in tuna remain nearly unchanged since 1971, study says
American Chemical Society (ACS)

Tuna can build up high levels of methylmercury from feeding on contaminated prey. Despite efforts to reduce mercury emissions, researchers report in ACS’ Environmental Science & Technology Letters that levels in tuna appear to be unchanged.

16-Feb-2024 8:00 AM EST
Highways through historically redlined areas likely cause air pollution disparities today
American Chemical Society (ACS)

Historically "redlined" areas – neighborhoods with primarily Black or immigrant communities – are exposed to more air pollution than other urban neighborhoods. According to research published in ACS’ Environmental Science & Technology, the cause could relate to nearby highways or industrial parks.

Newswise:Video Embedded diesel-exhaust-may-harm-immune-system-trigger-inflammation
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Released: 21-Feb-2024 7:55 AM EST
Diesel Exhaust May Harm Immune System, Trigger Inflammation
American Physiological Society (APS)

Exposure to diesel exhaust particles triggers higher levels of inflammation, especially during a respiratory infection.

   
Released: 21-Feb-2024 7:05 AM EST
Inaccurate pulse oximeter readings could limit transplants, heart pumps for Black patients with heart failure
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

University of Michigan researchers find that racially biased pulse oximeter readings may further limit opportunities for Black patients with heart failure — who are already less likely to get treatment — to receive potentially lifesaving therapies, such as heart pumps and transplants.

Newswise: Weedy rice gets competitive boost from its wild neighbors
19-Feb-2024 8:05 AM EST
Weedy rice gets competitive boost from its wild neighbors
Washington University in St. Louis

Weedy rice is an agricultural pest with a global economic impact. It is an aggressive weed that outcompetes cultivated rice and causes billions of dollars in yield losses worldwide. A study from Washington University in St. Louis offers new insights into genetic changes that give weedy rice its edge over cultivated rice in tropical regions of the world.

Newswise: First-ever report of Nesting of incredibly rare and endangered giant turtle
Released: 21-Feb-2024 4:05 AM EST
First-ever report of Nesting of incredibly rare and endangered giant turtle
University of Portsmouth

Biologists have discovered a breeding population of a Cantor's Giant Softshell Turtle, as part of conservation efforts in the south of India.

Newswise: Membrane Technology: Looking Deep into Smallest Pores
Released: 21-Feb-2024 4:05 AM EST
Membrane Technology: Looking Deep into Smallest Pores
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Membranes of vertically aligned carbon nanotubes (VaCNT) can be used to clean or desalinate water at high flow rate and low pressure. Recently, researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and partners carried out steroid hormone adsorption experiments to study the interplay of forces in the small pores. They found that VaCNT of specific pore geometry and pore surface structure are suited for use as highly selective membranes. The researchers report in Nature Communications. (DOI: 10.1038/s41467-024-44883-2)

Released: 21-Feb-2024 3:05 AM EST
Stemming colorectal cancer in Latin America
Regenstrief Institute

Little is known about colorectal cancer screening strategies throughout the Western Hemisphere, with the exception of the U.S. and Canada.

Newswise: Genetic insights and conservation challenges of Nara's sacred deer
Released: 21-Feb-2024 3:05 AM EST
Genetic insights and conservation challenges of Nara's sacred deer
Newswise Review

In a world where human activities have left an indelible mark on ecosystems, the preservation of species and natural landscapes has become an urgent global concern.

Newswise: Mitochondrial activation in transplanted cells promotes regenerative therapy for heart healing
Released: 21-Feb-2024 3:00 AM EST
Mitochondrial activation in transplanted cells promotes regenerative therapy for heart healing
Hokkaido University

Regenerative therapy to treat heart failure is more effective when the mitochondria of the regenerative cells are activated prior to treatment.

Newswise: Giant new snake species identified in the Amazon
Released: 21-Feb-2024 2:05 AM EST
Giant new snake species identified in the Amazon
University of Queensland

A team of scientists on location with a film crew in the remote Amazon has uncovered a previously undocumented species of giant anaconda.

Released: 21-Feb-2024 2:05 AM EST
Fasting-like diet lowers risk factors for disease, reduces biological age in humans
University of Southern California (USC)

Cycles of a diet that mimics fasting can reduce signs of immune system aging, as well as insulin resistance and liver fat in humans, resulting in a lower biological age, according to a new USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology-led study.

Newswise: U of T-led study finds positive support from parents and clinicians for pediatric cancer pain management app
Released: 21-Feb-2024 2:05 AM EST
U of T-led study finds positive support from parents and clinicians for pediatric cancer pain management app
University of Toronto

A recent study led by Assistant Professor Lindsay Jibb of the Lawrence Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing and Scientist at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) found that parents of young children with cancer, along with pediatric cancer clinicians are in favour of an app-based solution that Jibb and her team are creating, to help parents manage their child’s cancer pain at home.

Newswise: Junk DNA in birds may hold key to safe, efficient gene therapy
Released: 21-Feb-2024 2:05 AM EST
Junk DNA in birds may hold key to safe, efficient gene therapy
University of California, Berkeley

The recent approval of a CRISPR-Cas9 therapy for sickle cell disease demonstrates that gene editing tools can do a superb job knocking out genes to cure hereditary disease.

   
Released: 21-Feb-2024 2:05 AM EST
Researchers are using RNA in a new approach to fight HIV
University of Waterloo

Society learned about the value of mRNA during the COVID-19 pandemic when we saw scientists and medical professionals harness its power to deliver a vaccine for the virus within a year.

Newswise: Mapping potential pathways to MND treatment
Released: 21-Feb-2024 2:05 AM EST
Mapping potential pathways to MND treatment
University of Queensland

For the first time, researchers from The University of Queensland (UQ) have mapped out the proteins implicated in the early stages of motor neurone disease (MND).

Released: 21-Feb-2024 2:05 AM EST
Study identifies increase in antibiotic-resistant typhoid
University of Liverpool

Ciprofloxacin is the first-line drug for treating typhoid fever in many countries in Africa with a high disease burden, but the emergence of non-susceptibility poses a challenge to public health programmes.

Released: 21-Feb-2024 2:05 AM EST
New model identifies drugs that shouldn’t be taken together
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Any drug that is taken orally must pass through the lining of the digestive tract. Transporter proteins found on cells that line the GI tract help with this process, but for many drugs, it’s unknown which of those transporters they use to exit the digestive tract.

Newswise: Study shows UK offshores emissions through used vehicle exports
Released: 21-Feb-2024 1:05 AM EST
Study shows UK offshores emissions through used vehicle exports
University of Oxford

Published today in Nature Climate Change, the study found that exported used vehicles generate at least 13-53% more emissions per mile than those that are scrapped or on the road in Great Britain.

Newswise: Even very low levels of pesticide exposure can affect fish for generations, study finds
Released: 21-Feb-2024 1:05 AM EST
Even very low levels of pesticide exposure can affect fish for generations, study finds
Oregon State University

Fish exposed to some pesticides at extremely low concentrations for a brief period of time can demonstrate lasting behavioral changes, with the impact extending to offspring that were never exposed firsthand, a recent study found.

Released: 21-Feb-2024 1:05 AM EST
Geographic disparities in access to addiction treatment medication may be linked to race, ethnicity
University of Pittsburgh

Buprenorphine, a life-saving medication for opioid use disorder, is far less accessible in geographic areas of the United States with racially and ethnically diverse populations than in predominantly white areas, according to a new study of pre-pandemic data led by health policy scientists at the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health published today in Journal of Addiction Medicine.

Released: 21-Feb-2024 1:05 AM EST
The immune system’s moonlighters
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Our immune system is remarkably powerful. It quickly assembles teams of cells to eliminate threats inside our bodies.

Newswise: These Tiny Power Converters Run on Vibrational Energy
Released: 20-Feb-2024 5:05 PM EST
These Tiny Power Converters Run on Vibrational Energy
University of California San Diego

Scientists at the University of California San Diego and CEA-Leti have developed a ground-breaking piezoelectric-based DC-DC converter that unifies all power switches onto a single chip to increase power density. This new power topology, which extends beyond existing topologies, blends the advantages of piezoelectric converters with capacitive-based DC-DC converters.

Newswise: Avanço no tratamento do câncer de pâncreas com cirurgia robótica total de Whipple
Released: 20-Feb-2024 5:05 PM EST
Avanço no tratamento do câncer de pâncreas com cirurgia robótica total de Whipple
Mayo Clinic

As novas tecnologias estão melhorando o tratamento do câncer de pâncreas, oferecendo esperança aos pacientes que enfrentam uma das formas de câncer mais letais. O procedimento de Whipple, uma cirurgia complexa para o câncer de pâncreas localizado, agora pode ser feito roboticamente.


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