Updated : Dec 31, 2019 in Feature

Reimagining your New Year’s resolutions

While the new year is a great time to reflect, reset and set new goals, making resolutions can also be stressful, especially for people with…

Updated : Dec 31, 2019 in Policy

“Utah Statement” sets a new course in antitrust policy

The term “antitrust”—for some maybe a dimly held memory from a high school U.S. history class—has come into focus recently as tech companies have come…

Updated : Dec 31, 2019 in Research Articles

Plan estructurado para remuneración de los médicos mediante salario solamente sirve como modelo de pago igualitario, descubre estudio de Mayo Clinic

ROCHESTER, Minnesota: En el campo de la medicina, el pago igualitario entre hombres y mujeres continúa siendo inestable, pues se ha demostrado que persisten las…

Updated : Dec 31, 2019 in Research Articles

Trial Suggests Babies in Intensive Care Can be Better Protected From Parental Bacteria

For sick or prematurely born babies spending their first days of life in a hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), the soothing voice and gentle…

Updated : Dec 31, 2019 in Feature Tip Sheet

Why It Matters: Prescription for Disaster

Host Gabrielle Sierra Podcast Host and Producer   Episode Guests Kathy Talkington Director of the Antibiotic Resistance Project, The Pew Charitable Trusts Michael J. Satlin…

Updated : Dec 31, 2019 in Research Articles

Objective Subtle Cognitive Difficulties Predict Amyloid Accumulation and Neurodegeneration

Writing in the December 30, 2019 online issue of Neurology, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs San Diego…

Updated : Dec 30, 2019 in Research Articles

Turmeric and the Anti-Cancer Properties of Curcumin Discussed in Research Review

Curcumin, a polyphenol extracted from Curcuma longa, also known as turmeric, has gained attention from scientists worldwide for its biological properties as an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory,…

Updated : Dec 30, 2019 in Research Articles

What Comes First, Beta-Amyloid Plaques or Thinking and Memory Problems?

MINNEAPOLIS – The scientific community has long believed that beta-amyloid, a protein that can clump together and form sticky plaques in the brain, is the…

Updated : Dec 30, 2019 in Research Articles

Direct-to-Consumer Fertility Tests Confuse and Mislead Consumers, Penn Study Shows

Direct-to-Consumer Fertility Tests Confuse and Mislead Consumers, Penn Study Shows First-of-its-Kind Study Reveals Consumers Feel Both Empowered and Confused by Popular DTC Fertility Testing Services…

Updated : Dec 30, 2019 in Research Articles

Life could have emerged from lakes with high phosphorus

FROM: James Urton ([email protected]) and Hannah Hickey ([email protected]) University of Washington 206-543-2580 (NOTE: Researcher contact information at end)   Embargoed by the Proceedings of the…

Updated : Dec 30, 2019 in Research Articles

More Chinese scientists in America are going back home

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A growing number of Chinese scientists working in the United States and other parts of the world are returning to their homeland,…

Updated : Dec 30, 2019 in Research Articles

Individualized physical therapy reduces incontinence, pain in men after prostate surgery

DALLAS – Dec. 30, 2019 – For decades, therapy to strengthen pelvic muscles has been the standard treatment for men dealing with urinary incontinence after…

Updated : Dec 30, 2019 in Research Articles

Study finds potential link between cardiovascular death and some types of pesticides

A new study from the University of Iowa suggests that people who have higher levels of a chemical in their body that indicates exposure to…

Updated : Dec 30, 2019 in Research Articles

When Automotive Assembly Plants Close, Deaths from Opioid Overdoses Rise

When Automotive Assembly Plants Close, Deaths from Opioid Overdoses Rise Penn Study Links Eroding Economic Opportunity to Opioid Deaths PHILADELPHIA - Closing of local automotive…

Updated : Dec 30, 2019 in Feature

Soundwaves Carry Information Between Quantum Systems

The Science Some quantum computers and networks store their information in an electron’s spin, which can be up or down – like the zeros or…

Updated : Dec 30, 2019 in Feature

Growth and Repair from Carbon Dioxide in Air

The Science Scientists have created a new class of material that uses sunlight to absorb and fix carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. It uses the…

Updated : Dec 30, 2019 in Feature

Gut Bacteria Found to Have a Shocking Secret

The Science Bacteria in the human gut produce electricity. In studying these bacteria, scientists studied how the bacteria transport electrons across their cell wall. The…

Updated : Dec 30, 2019 in Feature

Scientists Create Tiny Lasers from Nanoparticles and Plastic Beads

The Science Researchers found a way to create lasers smaller than red blood cells. These microlasers convert infrared light into light at higher frequencies. Made…

Updated : Dec 30, 2019 in Research Articles

Neurologic Drug Combined with Blood Pressure Medicine Reduces Breast Tumor Development in Mice

WASHINGTON — Adding a medication used to treat epilepsy, bipolar disorder and migraines to a blood pressure medicine reversed some aspects of breast cancer in…

Updated : Dec 30, 2019 in Feature

CORRECTION: Antibiotic Company Begins Bankruptcy Proceedings: Highlights Urgent Need for Investment in Infection Fighting Drugs

Earlier today, a release was issued stating that antibiotic maker Melinta is closing. This information was incorrect. Melinta has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy but…

Updated : Dec 29, 2019 in Research Articles

NUS and A*STAR scientists identify promising liver cancer-killing compounds with novel drug-screening platform

Scientists from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore) at the National University of Singapore, and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)’s…

Updated : Dec 27, 2019 in Research Articles

Proton therapy as effective as standard radiation with fewer side effects

Cancer patients who receive high-tech proton therapy experience similar cure rates and fewer serious side effects compared with those who undergo traditional X-ray radiation therapy,…

Updated : Dec 27, 2019 in Research Articles

Gender norms affect attitudes towards gay men and lesbian women globally

Washington, DC - Gay men and lesbian women have often been the targets of prejudice and even violence in society. To better understand what shapes…

Updated : Dec 27, 2019 in Feature

Predicting How Microbial Neighbors Influence Each Other

The Science Microbes in the soil form networks, which in turn make up larger communities. As the environment changes, so do the microbes and their…

Updated : Dec 27, 2019 in Research Articles

Chimpanzees more likely to share tools, teach skills when task is complex

Teach a chimpanzee to fish for insects to eat, and you feed her for a lifetime. Teach her a better way to use tools in…

Updated : Dec 26, 2019 in Feature Expert

Benjamin Monreal: Then and Now

WHAT DID THE 2010 EARLY CAREER AWARD ALLOW YOU TO DO? When I was awarded the DOE Early Career Award in 2010, I was just…

Updated : Dec 26, 2019 in Research Articles

New direct-acting antiviral (DAA) medications are highly effective in curing patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV). But these drugs carry a risk of interactions with antiretroviral therapy (ART) used to control HIV. An update on management of drug in

December 26, 2019 – New direct-acting antiviral (DAA) medications are highly effective in curing patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV). But these drugs carry a…

Updated : Dec 26, 2019 in Research Articles

‘Nipple By Number’ Device Helps Plastic Surgeons Perform 3D Nipple Tattoos

December 26, 2019 – Three-dimensional tattoos offer a new alternative for creating a natural-looking nipple after breast reconstruction. For most women, accessing this option means…

Updated : Dec 26, 2019 in Research Articles

New Study Reports Uplifting Technique for Bald Men’s Faces

December 26, 2019 – Whether they choose the look, or genetics chooses it for them, some guys are embracing baldness. However, without a hairline, bald…

Updated : Dec 26, 2019 in Video Only

Combating the effects of gloomy weather

In the Pacific Northwest, it's typical to see the rain and grey, cloudy skies in the winter. So typical, that Seattle recently was named the gloomiest city in…

Updated : Dec 26, 2019 in Announcement

Yale Cancer Center launches Center for Community Engagement and Health Equity

New Haven, Conn. — Yale Cancer Center (YCC) announces the launch of the Center for Community Engagement and Health Equity (CEHE). Building on YCC’s longstanding…

Updated : Dec 26, 2019 in Research Articles

Proton Therapy Lowers Risk of Side Effects in Cancer Patients Compared to Traditional Radiation

PHILADELPHIA – Proton therapy leads to significantly lower risk of side effects severe enough to lead to unplanned hospitalizations for cancer patients when compared with…

Updated : Dec 26, 2019 in Research Articles

Brain Tumor Organoids May be Key to Time-sensitive Treatments for Glioblastomas

PHILADELPHIA —Lab-grown brain organoids developed from a patient’s own glioblastoma, the most aggressive and common form of brain cancer, may hold the answers on how…

Updated : Dec 26, 2019 in Research Articles

U-M Approach Could Improve the Accuracy of Cancer Clinical Trials

The approach, which was first implemented at U-M in 2016, could serve as a model for improving imaging assessments at other cancer centers where clinical…

Updated : Dec 26, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Intermittent Fasting: Live ‘Fast,’ Live longer?

Johns Hopkins Medicine neuroscientist Mark Mattson, Ph.D.,has a new article intended to help clarify the science and clinical applications of intermittent fasting in ways that…

Updated : Dec 26, 2019 in Research Articles

Seeing the new Star Wars? Be careful what you wish for

COLUMBUS, Ohio – How much you enjoy the new Star Wars movie will depend a lot on your expectations going in, a new study suggests.…

Updated : Dec 25, 2019 in Research Articles

Intermittent Fasting: Live ‘Fast,’ Live longer?

For many people, the New Year is a time to adopt new habits as a renewed commitment to personal health. Newly enthusiastic fitness buffs pack…

Updated : Dec 24, 2019 in Research Articles

Why isn’t there a vaccine for staph?

Staph bacteria, the leading cause of potentially dangerous skin infections, are most feared for the drug-resistant strains that have become a serious threat to public…

Updated : Dec 24, 2019 in Research Articles

Cellular culprit suspected of pushing dengue fever from bad to worse is cleared by advanced transcriptomics

LA JOLLA, CA—No one knows what makes a mild dengue viral infection morph into a severe and sometimes deadly dengue hemorrhagic fever/dengue shock syndrome. Experts…

Updated : Dec 24, 2019 in Research Articles

Lasers Learn to Accurately Spot Space Junk

Chinese researchers have improved the accuracy in detecting space junk in earth’s orbit, providing a more effective way to plot safe routes for spacecraft maneuvers.…

Updated : Dec 24, 2019 in Research Articles

Muchos pacientes jóvenes con cáncer de estómago tienen enfermedad diferenciada, descubren investigadores de Mayo Clinic

ROCHESTER, Minnesota: Muchas personas menores de 60 años con cáncer de estómago tienen una enfermedad “diferenciada genética y clínicamente”, descubrió un nuevo estudio de Mayo…

Updated : Dec 24, 2019 in Research Articles

Researchers Probe Emerging Mesothelioma Treatment Targeting PP2A and CDK

A collaborative study of researchers from Thomas Jefferson University, Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine of Temple University, University of Siena, and from…

Updated : Dec 24, 2019 in Research Articles

Many younger patients with stomach cancer have a distinct disease, Mayo research discovers

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Many people under 60 who develop stomach cancer have a "genetically and clinically distinct" disease, new Mayo Clinic research has discovered. Compared…

Updated : Dec 23, 2019 in Announcement

Mayo Clinic names chief digital officer to lead transformative digital strategy, create Center for Digital Health

ROCHESTER, Minn. — After an extensive nationwide search, Mayo Clinic has named Rita Khan chief digital officer, Mayo Clinic. Khan will guide Mayo Clinic's strategy…

Updated : Dec 23, 2019 in Research Articles

For restricted eaters, a place at the table but not the meal

ITHACA, N.Y. – Holiday celebrations often revolve around eating, but for those with food restrictions, that can produce an incongruous feeling when dining with friends…

Updated : Dec 23, 2019 in Research Articles

‘Lost crops’ could have fed as many as maize

Make some room in the garden, you storied three sisters: the winter squash, climbing beans and the vegetable we know as corn. Grown together, newly…

Updated : Dec 23, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Rutgers Expert Available to Discuss Greenland Ice Sheet Study

New Brunswick, N.J. (Dec. 23, 2019) – The southern Greenland Ice Sheet may experience precipitous melting this century due to a much smaller temperature increase than…

Updated : Dec 23, 2019 in Research Articles

UCI biologists spearhead creation of Microbiome Centers Consortium

NEWS   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENOTE TO EDITORS: PHOTO AVAILABLE AThttps://news.uci.edu/2019/12/23/uci-biologists-spearhead-creation-of-microbiome-centers-consortium/  Contact:      Pat Harriman                    949-501-1008     …

Updated : Dec 23, 2019 in Feature Expert

Award-winning engineer helps keep US nuclear deterrent safe from radiation

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — When nuclear radiation hits electronics, it cuts through semiconductors, leaving scars of charged particles that can flip computing bits and corrupt memory…

Updated : Dec 23, 2019 in Research Articles

Powder, not gas: A safer, more effective way to create a star on Earth

A major issue with operating ring-shaped fusion facilities known as tokamaks is keeping the plasma that fuels fusion reactions free of impurities that could reduce…