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Newswise: War magnifies politicians’ gendered behavior, public biases, research finds
Released: 29-May-2024 7:00 AM EDT
War magnifies politicians’ gendered behavior, public biases, research finds
Washington University in St. Louis

In the early days of conflict when tension and fear are heightened, new research from the Department of Political Science at Washington University in St. Louis shows women politicians are less likely to engage with the public and, when they do, are more likely to take on more nurturing roles.

Newswise: RNA Inhibitor Is Shown Safe and Effective in Reducing a Wide Range of Cholesterol and Triglyceride Levels in the Blood in Mount Sinai-Led Clinical Trial
Released: 29-May-2024 5:30 AM EDT
RNA Inhibitor Is Shown Safe and Effective in Reducing a Wide Range of Cholesterol and Triglyceride Levels in the Blood in Mount Sinai-Led Clinical Trial
Mount Sinai Health System

A small interfering RNA (siRNA) investigational therapy that inhibits a gene involved in lipoprotein metabolism has been shown in a clinical trial led by Mount Sinai researchers to significantly reduce levels of different types of cholesterol and triglycerides in individuals with mixed hyperlipidemia, a condition in which fats build up in the blood.

Released: 29-May-2024 3:05 AM EDT
Biobased building materials less sustainable than concrete in South Africa, experts find
University of Bristol

Scientists at the University of Bristol have discovered that mycelium composites, biobased materials made from fungi and agricultural residues, can have a greater environmental impact than conventional fossil-fuel-based materials due to the high amount of electricity involved in their production.

Newswise: Altering cancer treatment dosing could reduce climate impact, study finds
28-May-2024 6:30 PM EDT
Altering cancer treatment dosing could reduce climate impact, study finds
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Changing how often a popular cancer therapy is delivered would reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve environmental impact without decreasing cancer survival, according to a new analysis from researchers at the University of Michigan Health Rogel Cancer Center.

Newswise: Scientists identify gene that could lead to resilient ‘pixie’ corn
Released: 28-May-2024 5:05 PM EDT
Scientists identify gene that could lead to resilient ‘pixie’ corn
Iowa State University

A widely found gene in plants has been newly identified as a key transporter of a hormone that influences the size of corn. The discovery offers plant breeders a new tool to develop desirable dwarf varieties that could enhance the crop’s resilience and profitability.

Released: 28-May-2024 4:05 PM EDT
Rutgers Researchers Examine Black Men’s Perceptions of Labeling After a Violent Firearm Injury
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The way Black men see themselves after a firearm injury – whether as a survivor or victim – could change over time and have implications on their mental health, according to a Rutgers Health study.

Released: 28-May-2024 2:05 PM EDT
Penn Medicine Brings Free 3D Mammograms and Health Screenings Back to West Philly
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Penn Medicine will once again join with community partners and Siemens Healthineers to host a free mammogram clinic and community health fair in June, giving the West Philadelphia and Upper Darby communities convenient access to health screenings right in their neighborhoods.

Newswise: U of I-Led Team Receives $15 Million to Study the Effects of Drought and Fires on Forests
Released: 28-May-2024 2:05 PM EDT
U of I-Led Team Receives $15 Million to Study the Effects of Drought and Fires on Forests
University of Idaho

A multidisciplinary team led by University of Idaho researchers has received a $15 million grant to study the long-term impact of drought and fire on forest ecosystems.

Newswise: Overlooked lipid connected to ancient cellular pathway with links to cancer
28-May-2024 1:00 PM EDT
Overlooked lipid connected to ancient cellular pathway with links to cancer
Sanford Burnham Prebys

Brooke Emerling, Ph.D., co-director of, and associate professor in, the Cancer Metabolism and Microenvironment Program at Sanford Burnham Prebys, is contributing to a revival of interest in an underappreciated set of enzymes called phosphatidylinositol-5-phosphate 4-kinases (PI5P4Ks).


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