Updated : Nov 04, 2019 in Research Articles

Study: How crime fears, cultural anxiety, and gender shape gun ownership

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Fear and anxiety, especially about crime, are powerful emotions in the lives of many individuals. It’s easy to worry that we, or…

Updated : Nov 04, 2019 in Announcement

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley to serve as Kelley School’s Poling Chair

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Former Maryland Gov. Martin J. O' Malley will visit the Indiana University Kelley School of Business as its Poling Chair of Business…

Updated : Nov 04, 2019 in Research Articles

Peering into a more ‘human’ petri dish

MADISON — Cell culture media, the cocktail of chemicals and nutrients that keep cells alive and thriving in a dish, have been an essential tool of…

Updated : Nov 04, 2019 in Announcement

Finance Expert Ken Kroner Gives UC San Diego $1M to Align Academic Research with Financial Decision Making

What is the optimal investment strategy if people live beyond 100, yet retire at 65-70? How will diversity and inclusion affect a company’s performance? Should…

Updated : Nov 04, 2019 in Research Articles

Story tips from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, November 2019

Nanoscience—Insect-inspired motion sensing  Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory took inspiration from flying insects to demonstrate a miniaturized gyroscope,…

Updated : Nov 04, 2019 in Feature

ASU, Phoenix Children’s Hospital team up for pediatric-focused acute care program

It’s been an exciting year for Arizona State University’s Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation and Phoenix Children’s Hospital as the two innovative organizations have expanded their partnership.…

Updated : Nov 04, 2019 in Research Articles

Aquatic invasive species are short-circuiting benefits from mercury reduction in the Great Lakes

MADISON – According to a new study published today [Nov. 4, 2019] in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 40 years of reduced…

Updated : Nov 04, 2019 in Research Articles

Lost trees hugely overrated as environmental threat, study finds

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Cutting down trees inevitably leads to more carbon in the environment, but deforestation’s contributions to climate change are vastly overestimated, according to…

Updated : Nov 04, 2019 in Research Articles

Daylight Saving Time Has Long-term Effects on Health

The annual transition to and from daylight saving time (DST) has clinical implications that last longer than the days where clocks “fall back” or “spring…

Updated : Nov 04, 2019 in Research Articles

Cell Chemistry Illuminated by Laser Light

STONY BROOK, NY, November 4, 2019 – Raman microspectroscopy is a laboratory technique to produce molecular fingerprints of materials and biological specimens. However, to date…

Updated : Nov 04, 2019 in Feature

U economists tally societal cost of preterm birth

This release includes material produced by March of Dimes. IIINov. 4, 2019— In the United States, 1 in 10 babies is born preterm, or at…

Updated : Nov 04, 2019 in Feature

Smilow Cancer Hospital expert explains five things you need to know about Lung Cancer

New Haven, Conn. — Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women in the United States. According to the American…

Updated : Nov 04, 2019 in Research Articles

Adhesive which debonds in magnetic field could reduce landfill waste

Researchers at the University of Sussex have developed a glue which can unstick when placed in a magnetic field, meaning products otherwise destined for landfill,…

Updated : Nov 04, 2019 in Feature

Researchers investigate impact of actual and virtual nature on cancer patients

Researchers at Houston Methodist Cancer Center are exploring whether exposure to nature, through either a live garden or virtual reality, can alleviate pain and distress…

Updated : Nov 04, 2019 in Announcement

World Renowned Doctor, Chef, Teacher and Author Timothy S. Harlan to Join the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences

The George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) is pleased to announce that Timothy S. Harlan, MD, FACP, will join the faculty…

Updated : Nov 04, 2019 in Research Articles

The truth about misinformation

In today's fast-paced digital age, information can become outdated rapidly and people must constantly update their memories. But changing our previous understanding of the news…

Updated : Nov 04, 2019 in Research Articles

Study decodes gene function that protects against type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes affects almost 400 million people across the world. It is caused by a combination of lifestyle as well as genetic factors which…

Updated : Nov 04, 2019 in Research Articles

Fish oil supplements have no effect on anxiety and depression

Omega-3 fats have little or no effect on anxiety and depression according to new research from the University of East Anglia. Increased consumption of omega-3…

Updated : Nov 04, 2019 in Research Articles

Deep sea vents had ideal conditions for origin of life

By creating protocells in hot, alkaline seawater, a UCL-led research team has added to evidence that the origin of life could have been in deep-sea…

Updated : Nov 04, 2019 in Research Articles

Scientists put the ​“solve” in ​“solvent” for lithium-sulfur battery challenge

Lithium-ion batteries represent the majority of batteries in consumer electronics and electric vehicles.  Today, scientists are looking for new chemistries that could improve the energy…

Updated : Nov 04, 2019 in Announcement

Mount Sinai Launches New Precision Wellness ‘N1’ App

Contact: Renatt BrodskyMount Sinai Press Office212 [email protected] Mount Sinai Launches New Precision Wellness ‘N1’ App A medical science tool for individuals to compare the effectiveness of…

Updated : Nov 04, 2019 in Policy

AAHCM Applauds Year 5 Results of Medicare Independence at Home (IAH) Demonstration

The Academy is pleased to share that the Independence at Home (IAH) Demonstration Year 5 practice expenditures were $33.5 million below Medicare spending targets. Each…

Updated : Nov 04, 2019 in Research Articles

City Apartments or Jungle Huts: What Chemicals and Microbes Lurk Inside?

What are the differences between life in a walled urban apartment versus in a jungle hut that’s open to nature? Researchers at Rutgers and other…

Updated : Nov 04, 2019 in Announcement

DHS Awards $200K for AI-Based Object Recognition Proof-of-Concept

WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) awarded $199,961.29 to Austin, Texas–based start-up Synthetik Applied Technologies, to develop a…

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Zinc-anode batteries prove their mettle

ITHACA, N.Y. – The lithium-ion battery in your smartphone or electric vehicle has a lot going for it. It’s lightweight, it holds its charge, and…

Updated : Nov 04, 2019 in Expert Pitch

ASA Pain Expert Speaks at Policy Briefing on Drug Shortages, Available for Interviews

Right now, more than 100 drugs are in shortage, threatening patient safety, impacting the care they receive and narrowing treatment options. Drug shortages impact every…

Updated : Nov 04, 2019 in Research Articles

Tethered Chem Combos Could Revolutionize Artificial Photosynthesis

UPTON, NY—Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have doubled the efficiency of a chemical combo that captures light and splits water…

Updated : Nov 04, 2019 in Research Articles

Light-based ‘tractor beam’ assembles materials at the nanoscale

FROM: James Urton University of Washington 206-543-2580 [email protected] (NOTE: researcher contact information at end) For Immediate Release Nov. 4, 2019 Light-based 'tractor beam' assembles materials…

Updated : Nov 04, 2019 in Policy

ASA Commends Inter-agency Drug Shortages Task Force Report

On October 29, the inter-agency Drug Shortages Task Force led by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a report titled “Drug Shortages: Root…

Updated : Nov 04, 2019 in Announcement

Coriell Life Sciences Presents ‘Science in Action’ at APHA 2019 Genomics Forum

PHILADELPHIA, PA, Nov. 1 — Join Coriell Life Sciences at APHA 2019, the annual meeting and expo of the American Public Health Association, where the…

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Fluorescent probes offer fuller view of drug delivery in cells

ITHACA, N.Y. – Selecting the most effective molecules for drug delivery is often a trial-and-error process, but Cornell engineers are providing some precision thanks to…

Updated : Nov 04, 2019 in Research Articles

Researchers Identify Genetic Mutation Tied to Alzheimer’s Disease Protection

A team of researchers has identified that a genetic mutation of the APOE gene, the major susceptibility gene for late-onset Alzheimer’s disease, may provide protection…

Updated : Nov 04, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Expert Available to Comment on Under-Recognized Condition

Actress Lena Dunham recently shared that she has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome in response to a paparazzi photo of her walking with a cane. And last month,…

Updated : Nov 04, 2019 in Research Articles

Retrospective study suggests emergency department physicians are improving both outcomes and efficiency of care

BOSTON – As policymakers focus on improving health care value, there has been increasing attention to Emergency Department (ED) care, which is often thought to…

Updated : Nov 04, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Mute, Block, Delete: Navigating National Unfriend Day

It’s the Girl Scout mantra: Make new friends but keep the old.  However, according to UNLV communication studies professor and researcher Natalie Pennington, that may…

Updated : Nov 04, 2019 in Research Articles

Online birth stories reveal power imbalances

ITHACA, N.Y. – A few years ago, some of Maria Antoniak’s friends gave birth and recounted the experiences online – in a blog, on Facebook…

Updated : Nov 04, 2019 in Feature

Digitizing Healthcare: How Digital Technology Is Evolving Healthcare Systems Worldwide

Copenhagen, Denmark—4 November 2019—ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research—opened its ISPOR Europe 2019 conference with its first plenary session, “Healthcare Digitization:…

Updated : Nov 04, 2019 in Feature

New survey: 88% of US adults lose sleep due to binge-watching

According to a new survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), U.S. adults rank sleep as their second most important priority, following family.…