Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Research Articles

New report exposes horror of working conditions for millions of sanitation workers in the developing world

14 November 2019 | Geneva. Millions of sanitation workers in the developing world are forced to work in conditions that endanger their health and lives, and violate…

Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Research Articles

Wearable and Implantable Devices May Transform Care for Patients with Kidney Failure

Highlights Wearable and implantable devices may allow for intensive self-care for patients with kidney failure outside of the clinic. Additional research must focus on technological…

Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Research Articles

Genetics May Determine Who Benefits from Broccoli’s Effects on Kidney Health

Highlights Deletion of the gene that codes for an enzyme called GSTM1 increased kidney injury in mice with hypertension and kidney disease, but supplementing the…

Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Announcement

Cell bio society’s journal joins portable peer review platform

Molecular Biology of the Cell (MBoC) is one of the first journals to participate in a new platform that enables journal-independent, “portable” peer review. A…

Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Research Articles

Master regulator in mitochondria is critical for muscle function and repair

PHILADELPHIA – When we exercise, our muscles can become fatigued, sore and even damaged with very strenuous activities, like running a marathon. Over time our…

Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Announcement

Loyola University Medical Center Names Steven Edelstein, MD, Chair of Anesthesiology

Maywood, IL -- Steven Edelstein, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, has been named chair for the Loyola University Medical Center…

Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Announcement

Loyola Medicine Names New Vice President of Finance, Academic

MAYWOOD, IL – Manmeet S. (Mani) Taneja, CPA, CHFP, has been named vice president of Finance - Academic for Loyola Medicine, effective December 2, 2019.…

Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Announcement

Loyola Medicine Hospitals Nationally Recognized with ‘As’ for the Fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Maywood, IL,– Loyola University Medical Center and Gottlieb Hospital were awarded ‘A’ grades for safety in the fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national…

Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Research Articles

The Invisible US Hispanic/Latino HIV Crisis: Addressing Gaps in the National Response

“In his February 5, 2019, State of the Union Address, President Trump promised to reinforce national efforts to end the US HIV/AIDS epidemic by 2030.…

Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Research Articles

NIH, NIST researchers use artificial intelligence for quality control of stem cell-derived tissues

Researchers used artificial intelligence (AI) to evaluate stem cell-derived “patches” of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) tissue for implanting into the eyes of patients with age-related…

Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Research Articles

Injection drug use: not the same across Canada

In Canada, 171,900 people injected drugs in 2016, up from 130,000 in 2011. In a study published in theAmerican Journal of Public Health, researchers at…

Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Research Tip Sheet

Embargoed Access AJPH January 2020 Issue

EMBARGOED: See study titles for embargo release dates Contact: Arnice Cottom, [email protected], 202-777-3913  American Journal of Public Health January issue research highlights: STUDY EMBARGOED UNTIL…

Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Research Articles

Toward a more civil discourse

In our current climate of sometimes intense vitriol, reappropriation — by which a group of people reclaims words or artifacts that were previously used in…

Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Research Articles

Smart people may learn music faster

Why do some people learn music more quickly than others? Intelligence could play a role, according to a Michigan State University study that investigated the…

Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Research Articles

Genetic Variation in Individual Brain Cell Types May Predict Disease Risk

One might think that the primary cause of most genetically linked diseases comes from mutations in coding DNA — alterations in coding regions of the…

Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Research Articles

E-cigarettes Boost Infection Risk by Blocking Action of Immune Cells

Rockville, Md. (November 14, 2019)—A new study finds that e-cigarette vapor weakens the mobility and function of immune cells designed to fight infection. This reduced…

Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Announcement

Chicagoan gives $10M to UIC for outpatient surgery center

With a $10 million donation to the University of Illinois at Chicago, Bruno and Sallie Pasquinelli created the UIC Pasquinelli Outpatient Surgery Fund. The funds…

Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Research Articles

Americans maintain high levels of trust in science

MADISON — A new report analyzing decades of public opinion surveys reveals that the public’s trust in scientists has remained stable and high over decades.…

Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Research Articles

It’s a fecal sequel: New research from interdisciplinary team expands the answers we can get from bat guano

Here’s the thing about bats: They can fly. And they do that in the dark. Those two factors make bats, which make up 20 percent…

Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Research Articles

Discovery reveals mechanism that turns herpes virus on and off

ITHACA, N.Y. – New research from Dr. Luis M. Schang and his group at the Baker Institute for Animal Health has identified a new mechanism that plays a role in…

Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Research Articles

Is opioid treatment available to those who need it most?

The U.S. opioid epidemic is still raging – it’s particularly pronounced in low-income areas and in those where people lack access to health care services,…

Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Research Articles

Estudio de Mayo Clinic descubre que hombres y mujeres tienen diferente percepción de su propia salud

ROCHESTER, Minnesota: Un estudio de Mayo Clinic publicado en American Journal of Health Behavior (Revista Americana sobre Conductas de Salud) investiga las diferencias entre hombres…

Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Announcement

MITRE Establishes Strategic Partnership with Florida International University

McLean, Va. and Miami, November 14, 2019—Florida International University and MITRE, a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to research and development in the public interest, have entered…

Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Research Articles

Researchers study impact of contaminants in floodwaters

Last spring’s historic flooding along the Missouri and Mississippi rivers may have distributed toxic contaminants along wide flood routes. Researchers know little about how these…

Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Announcement

Enter the BirdSpotter Photo Contest

Ithaca, NY—Calling all shutterbug bird lovers: The BirdSpotter Photo Contest is back—always a popular feature of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Project FeederWatch. The contest runs…

Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Policy

Pitt School of Dental Medicine Establishes Opioid-free Prescribing Guidelines

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 14, 2019 – The University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine is the first in the nation to establish opioid-free pain management guidelines…

Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Expert Pitch

As Instagram considers removing the “like” feature, a Rensselaer professor is available to speak about her research on social media and mental health.

Instagram’s CEO recently announced the company is considering removing the “like” feature from the social media application, a move that is garnering quite a bit…

Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Research Articles

NEW STUDY FINDS THAT STUDENT ATHLETES AT MORE THAN HALF OF ALL HIGH SCHOOLS IN CALIFORNIA ARE AT GREATER RISK OF INJURY DUE TO LACK OF APPROPRIATE CARE OR UNQUALIFED PERSONNEL OVERSEEING THEIR HEALTH AND SAFETY

DALLAS, TX – A study published today in the Journal of Athletic Training, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s (NATA) peer-reviewed scientific publication, finds that more…

Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Research Articles

Design flaw could open Bluetooth devices to hacking

COLUMBUS, Ohio—Mobile apps that work with Bluetooth devices have an inherent design flaw that makes them vulnerable to hacking, new research has found.  The problem…

Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Announcement

In ‘Find Your Path,’ Leading Scientists Offer Career and Life Lessons

Rainer Weiss flunked out of MIT years before winning a Nobel Prize for Physics in 2017. Renee Horton of NASA reclaimed her dream to become…

Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Announcement

First-ever majority women lead ATA Board of Directors

Dr. Martha Zeiger, President, and Dr. Jacqueline Jonklaas, Secretary/COO to Lead 2019-2020 Board of Directors For the first time in its 96-year history, the American…

Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Announcement

Living Liver Transplant Program to Increase Availability of Organs

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is launching a living liver donor transplant program, significantly increasing the number of available organs for life-saving transplants.  The program will…

Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Research Articles

Stress, Plastic Additives in Late Pregnancy Raise Risk of Premature Birth

Women exposed simultaneously to stress and plastic additives late in pregnancy are at increased risk for premature birth, according to a study by Rutgers and…

Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Research Articles

STUDY REVEALS URBAN HOTSPOTS OF HIGH-SCHOOLERS’ OPIOID ABUSE

A new study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that in several cities and counties the proportion of high-schoolers…

Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Feature

‘Would You?’ WVU responds to hazing tragedy with awareness campaign

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – “Nolan, breathe for me, buddy.” It’s been five years since Nolan Burch, a freshman at West Virginia University, was unable to respond…

Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Research Articles

Researchers Find New Role for Dopamine in Gene Transcription and Cell Proliferation

WASHINGTON (Nov. 14, 2019) – The dopamine D2 receptor has a previously unobserved role in modulating Wnt expression and control of cell proliferation, according to…

Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Research Articles

Regular Use of Prescription Drugs for Pain and Sleep Increases Frailty Risk by 95 Percent

Researchers from the Oregon Research Institute (ORI) and Florida Atlantic University (FAU) are the first to demonstrate statistically significant links between self-reported regular use of…

Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Announcement

American Association of Endodontists Racks Up a Record 27 MarCom Awards

CHICAGO – The American Association of Endodontists continues to make great strides forward when it comes to creativity and communications excellence. The AAE is proud to…

Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Research Articles

Researchers discover a new way in which insulin interacts with its receptor

Since the discovery of insulin nearly 100 years ago, scientists have explored how it interacts with its receptor with the goal of improving the ability…

Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Feature

Bionic hand made in 10 hours thanks to WMG, University of Warwick

- A 3D printed bionic hand can be made to measure thanks to engineers at WMG, University of Warwick and a collaboration of other companies.…

Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Feature

Woman Suffers Severe Spinal Cord Injury, Finds Relief at Danbury Hospital

Summary: Katherine (Kathy) Wenning tripped and broke her neck when she was at her weekend home in Washington, Connecticut. Kathy and her husband, Michael, knew…

Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Announcement

Children’s National Hospital, Virginia Tech announce partnership for new Children’s National Research & Innovation Campus

Children’s National Hospital and Virginia Tech announce a formal partnership that will include the construction of a 12,000-square foot Virginia Tech biomedical research facility within…

Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Announcement

FDA awards $1.7 million to IU and other universities for quality management research

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has awarded $1.7 million to five universities, including Indiana University, for a…

Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Higher Education Event

“Persepolis, Then & Now” Brings Ancient Capital to Artistic Present—Nov. 21 Conference

New York University’s Center for Ancient Studies will host “Persepolis, Then & Now,” a one-day conference that will explore the impact of this ancient city…

Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Research Articles

How HIV Infection May Raise The Risk For Sudden Cardiac Death: New Study Sheds Light

The success of antiretroviral therapies has extended the lives of people living with HIV, long enough for other chronic health conditions to emerge, including a…

Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Policy

How to win the black vote

Currently, Sen. Joe Biden is considered to be the favorite to win African Americans’ votes and the 2020 Democratic nomination for president. But, that could…