Newswise: City without walls: Buildings, energy, psychology overlap for researcher Frank Li
Released: 1-Mar-2024 4:05 PM EST
City without walls: Buildings, energy, psychology overlap for researcher Frank Li
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Fengqui "Frank" Li is a computational developer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory who uses his background as an architect to expand the landscape of design for his research into building energy modeling and beyond.

Released: 1-Mar-2024 4:05 PM EST
Movement Is Key to Supporting Adults with Down Syndrome
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

UNLV professor Thessa Hilgenkamp addresses the unique anatomy in adults with Down syndrome that makes being active more challenging.

Newswise: URI English professor wins Wisconsin Poetry Prize in Translation
Released: 1-Mar-2024 4:05 PM EST
URI English professor wins Wisconsin Poetry Prize in Translation
University of Rhode Island

KINGSTON, R.I. – Feb. 26, 2024 – In the 1980s, as a poetry student in Italy, Peter Covino was introduced to the work of acclaimed Italian poet Dario Bellezza. It’s a moment he still remembers.“It was a big deal to learn at that time that there was this really wild, irreverent writer exploring ideas that I didn’t realize would speak to me so directly,” says Covino, associate professor of English at the University of Rhode Island.

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UTHealth Houston welcomes Brian Dean, MBA, MPH, as executive vice president for health affairs
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Brian Dean, MBA, MPH, a highly respected health care executive with more than 25 years of experience leading health systems across the country, joins UTHealth Houston as executive vice president for health affairs, effective March 18.

Released: 1-Mar-2024 2:05 PM EST
Grant helps expand Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner training across Middle Tennessee
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Vanderbilt University Medical Center has received a federal grant of nearly $500,000 to expand access to Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) across Middle Tennessee, particularly to rural and underserved areas.

Released: 1-Mar-2024 2:05 PM EST
Study finds more pleasant-sounding medical device alarms could reduce annoyance without compromising effectiveness
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, have found that making medical device alarms more musical can significantly reduce perceived annoyance without negatively impacting the ability of research participants to learn and remember the alarms.

Released: 1-Mar-2024 1:05 PM EST
Fred Hutch announces 2024 Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award recipients
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

SEATTLE — March 1, 2024 — Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center announced 12 recipients of the 2024 Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award, which recognizes exceptional achievement in graduate studies in the biological sciences. This year’s recipients come from U.S. and international research institutions with thesis topics that include brain signals related to learning and emotion, bacterial pathogens and health, AI algorithms in rare disease diagnosis and treatment, and immune cells involved in brain tumors.

Newswise: Behind the Wheel: Navigating Driving with Epilepsy
Released: 1-Mar-2024 1:05 PM EST
Behind the Wheel: Navigating Driving with Epilepsy
International League Against Epilepsy

For people with epilepsy, the inability to drive is often accompanied by frustration, loss of freedom, and increased dependence on others. Some countries ban people from driving for life, while others allow it after a specific amount of time passes without seizures.

Newswise: AI technique 'decodes' microscope images, overcoming fundamental limit
Released: 1-Mar-2024 12:05 PM EST
AI technique 'decodes' microscope images, overcoming fundamental limit
University Of Illinois Grainger College Of Engineering

Atomic force microscopy, or AFM, is a widely used technique that can quantitatively map material surfaces in three dimensions, but its accuracy is limited by the size of the microscope’s probe. A new AI technique overcomes this limitation and allows microscopes to resolve material features smaller than the probe’s tip.

Newswise: March 2024 Issue of Neurosurgical Focus: “Management of Dural Fistulas”
23-Feb-2024 2:05 PM EST
March 2024 Issue of Neurosurgical Focus: “Management of Dural Fistulas”
Journal of Neurosurgery

Announcement of contents of the March 2024 issue of Neurosurgical Focus

Released: 1-Mar-2024 11:05 AM EST
A mental process that leads to putting off an unpleasant task
Ohio State University

Putting off a burdensome task may seem like a universal trait, but new research suggests that people whose negative attitudes tend to dictate their behavior in a range of situations are more likely to delay tackling the task at hand.

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Children with autism benefit from use of video games
University of Delaware

A University of Delaware lab is now pioneering the use of video games – specifically Nintendo Switch's Ring Fit – as an intervention to enhance movement and motor skills for children with autism. The research further demonstrates the positive impact of exercise-based games on cognition and social interactions.

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Released: 1-Mar-2024 11:05 AM EST
Study uncovers the influence of the livestock industry on climate policy through university partnerships
University of Miami

A new study co-authored by University of Miami professor uncovers how agriculture companies have downplayed their role in climate change.

Released: 1-Mar-2024 11:05 AM EST
Auto industry deadlines loom for impaired-driver detection tech, U-M offers a low-cost solution
University of Michigan

Cameras similar to those already on newer model cars, combined with facial recognition tools, could read the "tells" of impairment in the face and upper body of a driver, University of Michigan engineers have shown.

Released: 1-Mar-2024 10:15 AM EST
SLU Professor Studies Link Between Adversity, Psychiatric and Cognitive Decline
Saint Louis University Medical Center

Saint Louis University associate professor of health management and policy in the College for Public Health and Social Justice, SangNam Ahn, Ph.D., recently published a paper in Journal of Clinical Psychology that examines the relationship between childhood adversity, and psychiatric decline as well as adult adversity and psychiatric and cognitive decline.

   
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Michigan Ross Professor Shares Ideas to Ease Housing Crisis
University of Michigan Ross School of Business

A proposal developed by a University of Michigan business expert and others to help ease the U.S. housing crisis is being shared with federal housing officials.

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Cleveland Clinic Researchers Uncover How Virus Causes Cancer, Point to Potential Treatment
Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic researchers have discovered a key mechanism used by Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV), also known as human herpesvirus 8 (HHV8), to induce cancer. The research points to effective new treatment options for KSHV-associated cancers, including Kaposi’s sarcoma, primary effusion lymphoma, and HHV8-associated multicentric Castleman disease.

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Maisha T. Winn Voted AERA President-Elect; Key Members Elected to AERA Council
American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Maisha T. Winn, the Chancellor’s Leadership Professor in the School of Education at the University of California, Davis, has been voted president-elect of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).

Newswise: Argonne upgrade lets data portal users ​“get NERDE” about economic resilience
Released: 1-Mar-2024 9:00 AM EST
Argonne upgrade lets data portal users ​“get NERDE” about economic resilience
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne’s enhanced NERDE data explorer provides community leaders with insights into local economic distress, employment and gross domestic product, local industry clusters, climate risk, and innovation to inform economic resilience planning.

Released: 1-Mar-2024 9:00 AM EST
HealthTree Foundation Announces Launch of HealthTree Research Hub in Multiple Myeloma
HealthTree Foundation

HealthTree Expands Innovative Technology to Provide Ongoing Myeloma Real-World Data (RWD) to Researchers in New HealthTree Research Hub Portal.

Released: 1-Mar-2024 9:00 AM EST
Rakuten Medical Announce Over 20 Presentations on Alluminox Treatment (Photoimmunotherapy) at International Conferences in 2023
Rakuten Medical, Inc.

Rakuten Medical, Inc., a global biotechnology company developing and commercializing precision, cell targeting therapies based on its proprietary Alluminox™ platform, is pleased to announce that, during the year 2023, findings from preclinical studies, clinical trials, and real-world data on Alluminox treatment (photoimmunotherapy) have been presented at multiple international conferences. The 21 presentations are listed at the end of the press release.

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Newswise: Virtual Reality Simulation Improves PICU Nurses’ Recognition of Impending Respiratory Failure
26-Feb-2024 12:05 PM EST
Virtual Reality Simulation Improves PICU Nurses’ Recognition of Impending Respiratory Failure
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center used virtual reality training to teach clinical assessment skills and improve novice nurses’ recognition of pediatric respiratory distress. Months later, nurses in the VR group were significantly more likely to correctly recognize impending respiratory failure, identify respiratory distress without impending respiratory failure, and recognize altered mental status.

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Less chemoradiation is possible for some cancer patients
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Scaling back treatment can mean better quality of life for oropharynx cancer patients who qualify

Released: 1-Mar-2024 5:00 AM EST
Targeted drug shows promising ability in treating rare head and neck cancers
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Experts at Rogel Cancer Center develop and study the impact of a new drug for salivary gland cancers

Newswise: Dung beetles show their love by sharing the load
Released: 1-Mar-2024 4:05 AM EST
Dung beetles show their love by sharing the load
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

Dung beetles share the load when it comes to showing their affection for each-other, when transporting a “brood ball”.

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AI-enabled atomic robotic probe to advance quantum material manufacturing
National University of Singapore (NUS)

Scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have pioneered a new methodology of fabricating carbon-based quantum materials at the atomic scale by integrating scanning probe microscopy techniques and deep neural networks. This breakthrough highlights the potential of implementing artificial intelligence at the sub-angstrom scale for enhanced control over atomic manufacturing, benefiting both fundamental research and future applications.

Released: 1-Mar-2024 1:05 AM EST
Four University of Michigan research teams selected for virtual tournament of science
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Four University of Michigan research teams have made the bracket of 64 teams for STAT Madness, a virtual tournament of science. They were picked for their groundbreaking work on brain cancer, heart transplant, dementia care and deadly fungal infections published in 2023.

Newswise: LJI welcomes new faculty member Miguel Reina-Campos, Ph.D.
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LJI welcomes new faculty member Miguel Reina-Campos, Ph.D.
La Jolla Institute for Immunology

Cancer researcher Miguel Reina-Campos, Ph.D., has joined the faculty of La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) as an Assistant Professor to lead the Laboratory of Tissue Immune Networks. His laboratory at LJI aims to investigate the basis of CD8+ T cell tissue immunity to improve life-saving cancer immunotherapies.

Newswise: Healthy sleep needs a healthy day: boost exercise to beat your bedtime blues
Released: 29-Feb-2024 10:05 PM EST
Healthy sleep needs a healthy day: boost exercise to beat your bedtime blues
University of South Australia

A world first study from the University of South Australia shows that getting a good night’s sleep is tied to how you structure your day, with exercise at the heart of sleep quality.

Newswise: Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Awarded $6 Million from CIRM to Advance CAR T-Cell Therapies in Children with Recurring Solid Tumors
Released: 29-Feb-2024 6:05 PM EST
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Awarded $6 Million from CIRM to Advance CAR T-Cell Therapies in Children with Recurring Solid Tumors
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has received a multi-year $6 million award from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) to develop innovative stem cell approaches to treat children and adolescents with recurrent solid tumors. The Cancer and Blood Disease Institute (CBDI) is a recognized leader in pediatric cancer care and research.

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Newswise: NASA uses ORNL supercomputers to plan smooth landing on Mars
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NASA uses ORNL supercomputers to plan smooth landing on Mars
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Since 2019, a team of NASA scientists and their partners have been using NASA’s FUN3D software on supercomputers located at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility, or OLCF, to conduct computational fluid dynamics, or CFD, simulations of a human-scale Mars lander. The team’s ongoing research project is a first step in determining how to safely land a vehicle with humans onboard onto the surface of Mars.

Released: 29-Feb-2024 5:05 PM EST
Ochsner Children's Hospital Partners with Youth Empowerment Project
Ochsner Health

The agreement provides children ages 7 to 18 academic support, physical activity, music, drama and arts instruction, and social-emotional support.

Newswise: Veteran healthcare leader named CEO of 
Hackensack Meridian Pascack Valley Medical Center
Released: 29-Feb-2024 4:45 PM EST
Veteran healthcare leader named CEO of Hackensack Meridian Pascack Valley Medical Center
Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Pascack Valley Medical Center today announced it has appointed Michael Bell as its next chief executive officer (CEO). Bell begins his new role on March 4 and succeeds Joe Pino who served as interim CEO during the national search for a permanent leader.

Released: 29-Feb-2024 4:40 PM EST
New Research Aims to Improve Global Security of Small Modular Reactors
University at Albany, State University of New York

The year-long project seeks to examine the risks to export control that still-developing SMR technology will play for the next several decades.

Released: 29-Feb-2024 4:15 PM EST
Climate Scientist Awarded Federal Grant to Improve Resiliency of Coastal Power Grids
University at Albany, State University of New York

The project will use Puerto Rico as a testbed to develop new solutions to improve the security and resiliency of coastal power grids around severe weather events.

Released: 29-Feb-2024 4:05 PM EST
Climate data highlights East-West tendencies in Texas wildfires
Cornell University

Cornell University climate scientist Flavio Lehner notes that the Smokehouse Creek fire, like the Eastland County fires of 2022, sits geographically near a dividing line between regions of the country that are forecast to experience either more or less precipitation in the future.

Released: 29-Feb-2024 4:05 PM EST
Microbial viruses act as secret drivers of climate change
Ohio State University

In a new study, scientists have discovered that viruses that infect microbes contribute to climate change by playing a key role in cycling methane, a potent greenhouse gas, through the environment.

Newswise: Specific brain support cells can regulate behaviors involved in some human psychiatric disorders
Released: 29-Feb-2024 4:05 PM EST
Specific brain support cells can regulate behaviors involved in some human psychiatric disorders
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

UCLA Health researchers have discovered a group of specialized support cells in the brain that can regulate behaviors associated with human neuropsychiatric disorders.

Newswise: Conduction-cooled Accelerating Cavity Proves Feasible for Commercial Applications
Released: 29-Feb-2024 4:00 PM EST
Conduction-cooled Accelerating Cavity Proves Feasible for Commercial Applications
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

From televisions to X-ray machines, many modern technologies are enabled by electrons that have been juiced up by a particle accelerator. Now, Jefferson Lab has teamed up with General Atomics and other partners to unlock even more applications. The team has designed, built and successfully tested a prototype of a key component of particle accelerators that could enable novel industrial applications of accelerators.

23-Feb-2024 5:05 PM EST
Tandem Cycling Linked to Improved Health for Those with Parkinson’s, Care Partners
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Pedaling on a stationary bicycle built for two may improve the health and well-being for both people with Parkinson’s disease and their care partners, according to a small, preliminary study released today, February 29, 2024, that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 76th Annual Meeting taking place April 13–18, 2024, in person in Denver and online.

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Your Back Hurts? There’s Physical Therapy for That
Tufts University

Tufts University School of Medicine physical therapist Kathryn Sawyer shares tips and tools to help people experiencing acute low back pain.

   
Released: 29-Feb-2024 3:05 PM EST
Refrigerate lettuce to reduce risk of E. coli contamination, researchers say
College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Leafy green vegetables are important sources of dietary fiber and nutrients, but they can harbor harmful pathogens. In particular, lettuce has often been involved in outbreaks of foodborne illness across the U.S. A new study from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign examines factors that affect E. coli contamination on five different leafy greens – romaine lettuce, green-leaf lettuce, spinach, kale, and collards.

Newswise: Notre Dame literacy research can improve learning outcomes and fight global poverty
Released: 29-Feb-2024 2:05 PM EST
Notre Dame literacy research can improve learning outcomes and fight global poverty
University of Notre Dame

A new study by a team of University of Notre Dame researchers makes a significant contribution to understanding the factors that influence how young elementary school students respond to reading interventions in fragile and low-income contexts. The study evaluated an early-grade literacy intervention in Catholic schools in Haiti.


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