Newswise: Physicists explain—and eliminate—unknown force dragging against water droplets on superhydrophobic surfaces
Release date: 16-Apr-2024 3:25 AM EDT
Physicists explain—and eliminate—unknown force dragging against water droplets on superhydrophobic surfaces
Aalto University

Aalto University researchers adapt a novel force measurement technique to uncover the previously unidentified physics at play at the thin air-film gap between water droplets and superhydrophobic surfaces.

Newswise: Seed ferns: plants experimented with complex leaf vein networks 201 million years ago
15-Apr-2024 5:00 AM EDT
Seed ferns: plants experimented with complex leaf vein networks 201 million years ago
University of Vienna

According to a research team led by palaeontologists from the University of Vienna, the net-like leaf veining typical for today’s flowering plants developed much earlier than previously thought, but died out again several times.

Newswise: From ashes to adversity: Lessons from South Australia's business recovery amidst bushfires and pandemic
Released: 15-Apr-2024 9:05 PM EDT
From ashes to adversity: Lessons from South Australia's business recovery amidst bushfires and pandemic
University of South Australia

New research has given insight into the resilience and recovery of businesses in two South Australian regions following a major bushfire event and disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Newswise: Unraveling the role of DlBGAL9 and AGL61/80 in Longan somatic embryogenesis and heat stress tolerance: A multi-omics approach
Released: 15-Apr-2024 9:05 PM EDT
Unraveling the role of DlBGAL9 and AGL61/80 in Longan somatic embryogenesis and heat stress tolerance: A multi-omics approach
Chinese Academy of Sciences

A research team has unveiled 20 β-galactosidase (BGAL) genes within the longan genome, highlighting their crucial roles in embryogenic development and heat stress adaptation.

Newswise: Decoding Pecan Pollination: A Dive into the Chloroplast Genome of 'Xinxuan-4' and Its Impact on Cultivar Diversity and Efficiency
Released: 15-Apr-2024 9:05 PM EDT
Decoding Pecan Pollination: A Dive into the Chloroplast Genome of 'Xinxuan-4' and Its Impact on Cultivar Diversity and Efficiency
Chinese Academy of Sciences

The chloroplast (cp) is critical for various biological functions in plants, such as photosynthesis and stress responses, with its genome offering simpler analysis and sequencing due to its size and reduced homologous influence.

Newswise: Unraveling the Unique Role of DELLA Proteins in Grapevine Flowering: A Shift in Developmental Fate
Released: 15-Apr-2024 8:05 PM EDT
Unraveling the Unique Role of DELLA Proteins in Grapevine Flowering: A Shift in Developmental Fate
Chinese Academy of Sciences

The transition from vegetative to reproductive stages in plants involves both internal and external cues, with grapevines (Vitis vinifera L. cv. Pixie) presenting a unique case.

Newswise: Unlocking the secrets of fruit quality: How anthocyanins and acidity shape consumer preferences and market value
Released: 15-Apr-2024 8:05 PM EDT
Unlocking the secrets of fruit quality: How anthocyanins and acidity shape consumer preferences and market value
Chinese Academy of Sciences

A research team reviews the critical relationship between the accumulation of anthocyanins and organic acids in fruits, highlighting how these factors influence fruit color and consumer appeal through changes in vacuolar pH.

Newswise: Revolutionizing Citrus cultivation: The superior tolerance and growth vigor of 'Shuzhen No.1' rootstock
Released: 15-Apr-2024 8:05 PM EDT
Revolutionizing Citrus cultivation: The superior tolerance and growth vigor of 'Shuzhen No.1' rootstock
Chinese Academy of Sciences

The research unveils the superior tolerance of 'Shuzhen No.1', a novel Citrus junos rootstock, to flooding, alkaline, and freezing stresses over commonly used rootstocks. Grafted scions on 'Shuzhen No.1' exhibited enhanced growth and vigor, making it a promising candidate for future citrus cultivation.

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Newswise: Temperatures Are Off The Charts: World Is Experiencing Its Fourth Global Coral Bleaching Event
Released: 15-Apr-2024 6:05 PM EDT
Temperatures Are Off The Charts: World Is Experiencing Its Fourth Global Coral Bleaching Event
Wildlife Conservation Society

In March 2024, WCS trained 30 scientists from across the Coral Triangle in simple field methods to measure coral bleaching and identify climate resilient coral reefs.

Released: 15-Apr-2024 6:05 PM EDT
Latino researchers converge at ASU to discuss everything from migration to gender
Arizona State University (ASU)

Researchers from all over the nation, including the Duke, Yale, Harvard, Notre Dame and Dartmouth, to name a few, will take part in this convergence of LatinX knowledge and entrepreneurship.

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Newswise: Farmer-friendly mental health support…what do farmers want?
Released: 15-Apr-2024 5:30 PM EDT
Farmer-friendly mental health support…what do farmers want?
University of South Australia

Finding out what farmers want in terms of mental health support is the focus of a new University of South Australia study, with researchers looking to establish who farmers turn to once they’ve exhausted their personal coping systems through family and friends.

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Released: 15-Apr-2024 4:05 PM EDT
From Opioid Overdose to Treatment Initiation: Outcomes Associated with Peer Support in Emergency Departments
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers Health researchers publish largest study on outcomes associated with hospital-based peer support programs after opioid overdose

Newswise: PCOM South Georgia Research Day to feature CDC emergency response leader as keynote speaker
Released: 15-Apr-2024 4:05 PM EDT
PCOM South Georgia Research Day to feature CDC emergency response leader as keynote speaker
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Jennifer McQuiston, DVM, deputy director of the CDC’s Division of High Consequence Pathogens and Pathology will serve as the keynote speaker during PCOM South Georgia’s annual Research Day on Wednesday, May 8.

Newswise: Akiko Iwasaki, PhD, receives 2024 Tsukahara Memorial Award
Released: 15-Apr-2024 4:05 PM EDT
Akiko Iwasaki, PhD, receives 2024 Tsukahara Memorial Award
Yale School of Medicine

Yale School of Medicine immunobiologist Akiko Iwasaki, PhD, will receive the 2024 Nakaakira Tsukahara Memorial Award from the Brain Science Foundation of Japan.

Newswise: Database Supplies Recommended Key Properties for All Known Nuclei
Released: 15-Apr-2024 4:05 PM EDT
Database Supplies Recommended Key Properties for All Known Nuclei
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Scientists know of more than 3,300 isotopes. Researchers have compiled experimental nuclear data for all known nuclei, including mass, quantum numbers, half-life, decay modes, and branching intensities.

Newswise: NIH awards $3.4M to Wayne State University to investigate biomarkers for better reproductive success
Released: 15-Apr-2024 4:05 PM EDT
NIH awards $3.4M to Wayne State University to investigate biomarkers for better reproductive success
Wayne State University Division of Research

A new $3.4 million award to the Wayne State University School of Medicine from the National Institutes of Health aims to overcome the limitations of conventional semen analyses by examining mitochondrial DNA levels in sperm as a novel biomarker of sperm fitness.

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Released: 15-Apr-2024 3:05 PM EDT
Professor Brian Connolly Comments on Survey That Finds Rare Bipartisan Agreement on Housing Issues Among U.S. Voters
University of Michigan Ross School of Business

April's Michigan Ross-Financial Times poll finds neither the Democrats nor the Republicans have a clear advantage on housing affordability.

Released: 15-Apr-2024 3:05 PM EDT
UA Little Rock Receives $5 Million to Advance Cybersecurity Education and Innovation
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has received $5 million in federal funding aimed at enhancing cybersecurity in the energy sector through education, workforce development, and innovation. The award comes from appropriations language authored by U.S. Sen. John Boozman passed into law in December 2022. The funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response.

Released: 15-Apr-2024 3:05 PM EDT
Ochsner Health Receives 2024 Top Workplaces Culture Excellence Awards
Ochsner Health

The Top Workplaces program has a 17-year history of surveying and celebrating people-first organizations nationally and across 60 regional markets. Top Workplaces awards are based on feedback from a research-backed employee engagement survey.

Newswise: Oral Contraceptive Use May Reduce Muscle-Tendon Injuries
Released: 15-Apr-2024 2:05 PM EDT
Oral Contraceptive Use May Reduce Muscle-Tendon Injuries
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Women who take oral contraceptives may be significantly less likely to experience certain musculoskeletal injuries than women who do not take the drugs or men, according to a study by UT Southwestern Medical Center.

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Released: 15-Apr-2024 2:05 PM EDT
When your workday is ruined before it begins
University of Iowa Tippie College of Business

We know that being harassed at work affects an employee's performance, but what about being harassed during their commute? A researcher looks at the little-studied phenomenon of workers being harassed on their way into their workplace and how employers can support them.

Newswise: New AACN Data Points to Enrollment Challenges Facing U.S. Schools of Nursing
Released: 15-Apr-2024 2:00 PM EDT
New AACN Data Points to Enrollment Challenges Facing U.S. Schools of Nursing
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

New data released today by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) show that sustaining student enrollment in baccalaureate and graduate programs continues to be a challenge at U.S. schools of nursing.

15-Apr-2024 10:00 AM EDT
UC Irvine-led research team shows importance of under-recognized genetic factor lipoprotein(a) in predicting heart disease in a large multiethnic US population
University of California, Irvine

In what is the largest, most ethnically diverse long-term study of a U.S. population, a University of California, Irvine research team found that an under-recognized genetic cholesterol-like particle called lipoprotein(a) can predict future cardiovascular disease.

Released: 15-Apr-2024 1:05 PM EDT
Q&A: How claims of Anti-Christian Bias can serve as Racial Dog Whistles
University of Washington

A new University of Washington study showed that white and Black Christians perceived a politician concerned about anti-Christian bias as caring more about anti-white bias, being more willing to fight for white people and as less offensive than one concerned about anti-white bias.

Newswise: Tulane University’s Middle American Research Institute receives grant for mapping of Maya civilization
Released: 15-Apr-2024 1:05 PM EDT
Tulane University’s Middle American Research Institute receives grant for mapping of Maya civilization
Tulane University

The Middle American Research Institute (MARI) in Tulane University’s School of Liberal Arts has received a $1.5 million grant from the Hitz Foundation to conduct innovative archaeological research on the Maya civilization of Mexico and Central America.

Newswise: Psychologist develops digital mental health program for children of divorce
Released: 15-Apr-2024 1:05 PM EDT
Psychologist develops digital mental health program for children of divorce
Binghamton University, State University of New York

A lecturer in psychology at Binghamton University, State University of New York has created a program named Children of Divorce - Coping with Divorce (CoD-CoD) to help youth develop better coping skills through their parents’ separation.

   
Released: 15-Apr-2024 1:05 PM EDT
What Happens to Scoliosis After a Tether Breaks?
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

A broken tether is a common complication after vertebral body tethering for scoliosis, occurring in up to 50% of cases. But what happens to a spinal curve after a tether breaks? And how often do patients need additional surgery? A new international study of patients is shedding light on the answers to these important questions.

Released: 15-Apr-2024 1:05 PM EDT
Higher rates of arrest for Black adults with psychological disorders
Ohio State University

Black adults who are experiencing emotion dysregulation and/or psychological disorders, particularly Black men, are more likely to be arrested than are white American adults with symptoms of the same level of severity, a new study has found.

Newswise: Epilepsy drug prevents brain tumors in mice with NF1
Released: 15-Apr-2024 12:05 PM EDT
Epilepsy drug prevents brain tumors in mice with NF1
Washington University in St. Louis

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have discovered that an FDA-approved epilepsy drug can prevent or slow the growth of NF1-linked optic gliomas in mice, laying the groundwork for a clinical trial.

Newswise: Study Reveals AI Enhances Physician-Patient Communication
Released: 15-Apr-2024 12:05 PM EDT
Study Reveals AI Enhances Physician-Patient Communication
UC San Diego Health

UC San Diego School of Medicine study shows that AI enhances physician-patient communication.

Released: 15-Apr-2024 12:05 PM EDT
Mitchell A. Lazar Honored with Prestigious George M. Kober Medal for Pioneering Contributions to Diabetes and Metabolic Research
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Mitchell A. Lazar, M.D., Ph.D., the Rhoda and Willard Ware Professor in Diabetes and Metabolic Disease, and Director of the Institute for Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, is the 2025 recipient of the George M. Kober Medal from the Association of American Physicians (AAP). Lazar will receive the honor in Chicago at the AAP’s annual meeting which takes place April 25-27, 2025.

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Newswise: Observatorio Rubin revelará las huellas de la materia oscura en nuestra galaxia
Released: 15-Apr-2024 12:00 PM EDT
Observatorio Rubin revelará las huellas de la materia oscura en nuestra galaxia
NSF's NOIRLab

Gracias a las imágenes que podrán ser obtenidas con seis filtros distintos montados en la cámara más grande construida para la astronomía, el Observatorio Vera C. Rubin estará en condiciones de descubrir los efectos de la interacción de la materia oscura con corrientes estelares nunca antes vistos en la Vía Láctea.

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