Updated : Oct 31, 2019 in Announcement

Mount Sinai Brooklyn Launches FastER Track Program in the Emergency Department

Mount Sinai Brooklyn has launched a FastER Track program in its emergency department (ED) that will expedite care for patients, especially those with non-urgent medical…

Updated : Oct 31, 2019 in Announcement

Rutgers Researcher Elected Fellow of Social Work Honor Society

Kathleen J. Pottick, PhD, MSW, MA, LCSW, a core faculty member at Rutgers University’s Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research (IFH) and…

Updated : Oct 31, 2019 in Video Only

Men can get breast cancer, too

Roland Taylor, 69, has faced considerable struggles in life, at times battling homelessness and addiction. Two years ago, he felt a lump in his chest, but…

Updated : Oct 31, 2019 in Announcement

National Cancer Institute awards UCLA prostate cancer program with Research of Excellence grant

Los Angeles – The prostate cancer program at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and UCLA Health has been awarded an $8.7 million Specialized Program…

Updated : Oct 31, 2019 in Announcement

Prostate Cancer Research Gala Recognizes Innovations in Treatment and Patient Care

The Department of Urology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai will host its Fourth Annual Prostate Cancer Research Gala on Wednesday, November…

Updated : Oct 31, 2019 in Research Articles

Scientists may have discovered a whole new class of black holes

COLUMBUS, Ohio—Black holes are an important part of how astrophysicists make sense of the universe – so important that scientists have been trying to build…

Updated : Oct 31, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Experts Are Available For Interviews To Discuss Impeachment Proceedings

New Brunswick, N.J. — Experts at the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University—New Brunswick are available for interviews to discuss the impeachment proceedings.  John…

Updated : Oct 31, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Experts Available for Interviews about the New Jersey General Election

Experts at the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University—New Brunswick are available to speak about the upcoming New Jersey general election. Experts are available…

Updated : Oct 31, 2019 in Announcement

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Welcomes New Chief of Clinical Immunology

(NEW YORK –October 31, 2019)  –   Rachel L. Miller, MD, FAAAAI, an expert in asthma and allergies, has been appointed as Chief of Clinical Immunology…

Updated : Oct 31, 2019 in Feature

How to improve epilepsy care in Africa? Include traditional healers, schoolchildren and the guy next door

A four-year pilot project in Mozambique has reduced the epilepsy treatment gap by more than 30% and is now being rolled out to the entire…

Updated : Oct 31, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Expert available to discuss how clinical trials should include more minority patients.

Marjorie A. Speers, Ph.D., is executive director of Clinical Research Pathways. She is available to discuss how clinical trials should include more minority patients. In…

Updated : Oct 31, 2019 in Research Articles

Non-GM produce earns ‘halo effect’ under new labeling laws

ITHACA, N.Y. – Consumers were more willing to buy unlabeled produce after being shown food tagged as “genetically modified” in a new Cornell University study…

Updated : Oct 31, 2019 in Research Articles

Vampire bats give a little help to their “friends”

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Vampire bats could be said to be sort of like people – not because of their blood-sucking ways, but because they help…

Updated : Oct 31, 2019 in Research Articles

Eye doctors reduce opioid prescriptions without compromising pain control

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – A new study in JAMA Ophthalmology details plans by University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center to help curb the nation’s opioid…

Updated : Oct 31, 2019 in Research Articles

Study finds racial disparities in culturally competent cancer care

Non-white minority survivors are less likely than non-Hispanic whites to be seen by cancer specialists who share or understand their culture. The disparity is likely…

Updated : Oct 31, 2019 in Research Articles

Strive to remember: Researchers find high-intensity exercise improves memory in seniors

Researchers at McMaster University who examine the impact of exercise on the brain have found that high-intensity workouts improve memory in older adults. The study,…

Updated : Oct 31, 2019 in Research Articles

LLNL leads multi-institutional team in modeling protein interactions tied to cancer

Computational scientists, biophysicists and statisticians from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) are leading a massive multi-institutional collaboration that has…

Updated : Oct 31, 2019 in Research Articles

For Patients with Sepsis, an Infectious Disease Expert May Reduce the Risk of Death

[EMBARGOED UNTIL THURSDAY, OCT. 31] When people with severe sepsis, an extreme overreaction by the body to a serious infection, come to the emergency room…

Updated : Oct 30, 2019 in Announcement

Berkeley Lab Innovations Recognized With 3 R&D 100 Awards

Cutting-edge technologies from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) to detect radiation, make buildings more energy efficient, and accelerate neuroscience research were honored with R&D…

Updated : Oct 30, 2019 in Feature

A deadly fungus is wiping out North American bats while Eurasian bats have learned to live with it. An international team wants to know why.

Often maligned and largely misunderstood throughout history, bats have more recently been recognized for the important role they play in ecosystems throughout the world, pollinating…

Updated : Oct 30, 2019 in Expert Pitch

UCLA expert available to discuss the stress, emotional trauma and psychological impact of the California wildfires

UCLA Health has an expert available to discuss ways to cope with the stress, trauma and psychological implications of the California wildfires. Emmanuel Maidenberg is…

Updated : Oct 30, 2019 in Announcement

Argonne and partners take home nine R&D 100 Awards in 2019

Program has been called the "Oscars of Innovation."  Technologies developed by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and partner organizations…

Updated : Oct 30, 2019 in Feature

Why It Matters: The Big Red Button

Host Gabrielle Sierra Podcast Host and Producer Full Bio Episode Guests Richard K. Betts Adjunct Senior Fellow for National Security Studies Alexandra Bell Senior Policy Director,…

Updated : Oct 30, 2019 in Feature

Trick or Treat Safely with Tips from the American Fitness Index®

Halloween is Thursday! Dressing up to trick or treat can be exciting and fun for the whole family, especially for kids! It’s also a great…

Updated : Oct 30, 2019 in Announcement

Researchers explore using computer simulations to improve experiments

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State chemical engineering researchers recently received a four-year, $1.75 million grant from the National Science Foundation to explore the integration…

Updated : Oct 30, 2019 in Research Articles

Astronomers Catch Wind Rushing Out of Galaxy

Exploring the influence of galactic winds from a distant galaxy called Makani, UC San Diego’s Alison Coil, Rhodes College’s David Rupke and a group of…

Updated : Oct 30, 2019 in Research Articles

How Will Your Thinking and Memory Change with Age?

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE UNTIL 4 P.M. ET, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2019Media Contacts:Renee Tessman, [email protected], (612) 928-6137Angharad Chester-Jones, [email protected], (612) 928-6169  How Will Your Thinking and…

Updated : Oct 30, 2019 in Feature

Lost Lou Reed recording for Andy Warhol discovered by Cornell musicologist

Media note: A video of professor Judith Peraino discussing the discovery can be viewed here. A 30-second clip of one of the songs can be…

Updated : Oct 30, 2019 in Research Articles

Improving ecology restoration outcomes

Associate professor Lora Perkins and assistant professor A. Joshua Leffler of the South Dakota State University Department of Natural Resource Management have been awarded the…

Updated : Oct 30, 2019 in Announcement

Olin College Awarded Grant to Expand Public Interest Work

Olin College received a grant from the Public Interest Technology University Network (PIT-UN) to expand its work in public interest technology. With the funds from the grant,…

Updated : Oct 30, 2019 in Announcement

Viticulture gets a boost with yield predicting, threat detecting robots

ITHACA, N.Y. – For grape growers, accurately predicting each season’s yield is key to a successful harvest. Underpredict, and you won’t have enough labor on…

Updated : Oct 30, 2019 in Research Articles

Well Living Lab study shows cognitive performance of office workers improves when windows provide access to daylight, view

ROCHESTER, Minn. — New research from the Well Living Lab, a Delos™ and Mayo Clinic collaboration, shows that office areas with windows, which provide people…

Updated : Oct 30, 2019 in Research Articles

Too real, or too fake? Female Instagram influencers in ‘authenticity bind’

ITHACA, N.Y. – Female Instagram influencers – whose livelihoods depend on their ability to build and maintain a prominent social media following – endure criticism…

Updated : Oct 30, 2019 in Expert Pitch

California wildfires threaten grapevines, wine production

As the Kincade Fire continues to blaze in Sonoma County, vintners and winery owners are facing devastating impacts to vineyards and infrastructure for the third…

Updated : Oct 30, 2019 in Research Articles

The danger of great gift expectations

In the coming months, the pressure to find gifts for loved ones, co-workers and other acquaintances will mount for many people as the holidays approach,…

Updated : Oct 30, 2019 in Research Articles

Name that tune: Brain takes just 100 to 300 milliseconds to recognize familiar music

The human brain can recognise a familiar song within 100 to 300 milliseconds, highlighting the deep hold favourite tunes have on our memory, a UCL…

Updated : Oct 30, 2019 in Research Articles

What attracts people to endurance running?

Endurance running is often seen as a welcome escape from everyday life. But extraordinary experiences, such as running ultra-marathons, are not untouched by the competitive…

Updated : Oct 30, 2019 in Announcement

Admiral John Richardson joins WHOI Board

October 30, 2019 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is pleased to announce that Admiral John Richardson recently joined the WHOI Board of Trustees. Richardson, a…

Updated : Oct 30, 2019 in Announcement

Collaboration with Texas Biomed, SwRI and UT Health San Antonio targets Bladder Cancer

San Antonio, Texas (October 30, 2019) – The San Antonio Medical Foundation (SAMF) has awarded Texas Biomedical Research Institute Professor Jordi B. Torrelles, Ph.D., with…

Updated : Oct 30, 2019 in Research Articles

Study Finds Racial Variation in Post-Operative Care Following Knee Replacement Surgery

A large study analyzing 107,000 knee replacement surgeries found that African Americans were significantly more likely than white patients to be discharged to an inpatient…

Updated : Oct 30, 2019 in Research Articles

Wearable Tech Named Top Fitness Trend for 2020

(INDIANAPOLIS, IN) — Do you use your smartwatch or fitness tracker to track your exercise, heart rate, calorie consumption or sleep quality? If you answered…

Updated : Oct 30, 2019 in Expert Pitch

UCLA expert available for interview on wildfires’ impact on air quality

UCLA Health pulmonologist Dr. Eric Kleerup is available to discuss health hazards from wildfires and what precautions should be taken. The wildfires raging throughout Los…

Updated : Oct 30, 2019 in Announcement

New Chief-level Appointments Position the American Physiological Society for Growth, Change

Rockville, Md. (October 30, 2019)—The American Physiological Society (APS) is pleased to announce the hire of Chief Publishing Officer Colette Bean, MA; Chief Science Officer…

Updated : Oct 30, 2019 in Research Articles

Building a Better Way to Figure Out How Cells Work

When the best tool for the job isn’t good enough, engineers figure out how to build a new one. That’s what John Slater, University of…

Updated : Oct 30, 2019 in Feature

Medical Minute: How to support people with dementia

Many older Americans worry about their risk for developing some form of dementia, and with good reason. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, someone in the…

Updated : Oct 30, 2019 in Announcement

High-tech foam offers new tool for developing stem cells

Two Florida State University researchers are developing a high-tech material currently used in athletic equipment and prosthetics into a special tool to better develop stem…

Updated : Oct 30, 2019 in Research Articles

Gut Bacteria Is Key Factor in Childhood Obesity

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Oct. 30, 2019 – New information published by scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Health suggests that gut bacteria and its interactions with…

Updated : Oct 30, 2019 in Announcement

UF/IFAS Leads Multistate Research to Reduce Pepper Diseases; Boost Production

IMMOKALEE, Fla. --- Peppers are popular. Consumers eat all kinds, including jalapenos, habaneros, chilis and more. Because people eat so much of the fruit, they’re…

Updated : Oct 30, 2019 in Research Articles

Mount Sinai Researchers Develop Software to Measure the Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reusability of Biomedical Digital Research Objects

Contact: Jennifer Gutierrez Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences [email protected]  Mount Sinai Researchers Develop Software to Measure the Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reusability of Biomedical…

Updated : Oct 30, 2019 in Research Articles

Cumulative environmental exposures increase diabetes risk in rural populations

University of Illinois at Chicago researchers are the first to show that cumulative environmental exposures affect rural and urban populations differently when it comes to…