Updated : Jan 31, 2020 in Research Articles

Two New Rapid Coronavirus Tests Could Play Key Role in Efforts to Contain Growing Epidemic

WASHINGTON – Breaking research in AACC’s Clinical Chemistry journal shows that two new tests accurately diagnose coronavirus infection in about 1 hour. These tests could…

Updated : Jan 31, 2020 in Expert Pitch

How does Mattel expanding Barbie’s universe reflect an ever-changing society?

As Mattel continues to release new versions of their line of more diverse Barbie dolls, the conversation about Barbie’s lifestyle has continued to evolve. Cayo…

Updated : Jan 31, 2020 in Research Articles

New Study Finds Increased Subspecialization in Radiology Workforce

A new Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute study quantifies and characterizes recent trends in the generalist vs. subspecialist composition of the national radiologist workforce.…

Updated : Jan 31, 2020 in Announcement

The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) Announces its Annual Life Science and Technology Awards

The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) Announces its Annual Life Science and Technology Awards San Diego, CA, USA — Science and technology awards…

Updated : Jan 31, 2020 in Feature Expert

Nanospirals that form as molten metals solidify could be key to new materials—and even invisibility

ANN ARBOR—Humans have been cooling metal mixtures from liquid to solid for thousands of years. But surprisingly, not much is known about exactly what happens…

Updated : Jan 31, 2020 in Research Articles

The Lancet: Modelling study estimates spread of 2019 novel coronavirus

Authors caution that given the lack of a robust and detailed timeline of records of suspected, probable, and confirmed cases and close contacts, the true…

Updated : Jan 31, 2020 in Research Tip Sheet

Diseases of the Colon and Rectum Journal January 2020 Video Abstracts and Editor Picks

Title: Measuring pelvic floor disorder symptoms using patient-reported instrument:Proceedings of the Consensus Meeting of the  Pelvic Floor Consortium of the American Society of Colon and…

Updated : Jan 31, 2020 in Research Tip Sheet

BIDMC’s Research & Health News Digest: January 2020

Welcome to the January 2020 edition of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s (BIDMC) Research & Health News Digest. This edition’s update includes: Just how healthy…

Updated : Jan 31, 2020 in Research Articles

Lower Survival in Patients with High BMI and HER2+ Metastatic Breast Cancer Treated with Pertuzumab and Trastuzumab

An international team of researchers found that high BMI correlates to lower survival in patients with HER2+ metastatic breast cancer, even among patients showing initial…

Updated : Jan 31, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Wuhan coronavirus links origin to wild animals, says wildlife epidemiology expert

The consumption of wildlife in China may be the main driver of the country’s coronavirus outbreak, says a Virginia Tech expert. “It’s not surprising that…

Updated : Jan 31, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Rutgers Experts Offer Health Safety Tips Ahead of Super Bowl

The nearly 100 million people who watch the Super Bowl each year aren’t at risk for concussions and other gridiron injuries, but all the stress,…

Updated : Jan 30, 2020 in Research Articles

Science Snapshot From Berkeley Lab – a biocompatible material that turns up the heat on antibacterial-resistant diseases

Photothermal therapy (PTT) – a proposed treatment for diseases such as antibacterial-resistant infections and cancer – makes use of a chemical agent that absorbs the…

Updated : Jan 30, 2020 in Expert Pitch

“Can we expect fireworks at the Oscars this year? Probably not, but there seems to have been a quiet, but important shift in the red carpet carnival,” says University of Redlands professor.

"With this year’s awards season operating in the shadow of two blockbuster trials—the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault case and President Trump’s impeachment—what have the politics…

Updated : Jan 30, 2020 in Research Articles

IU study looks at the effect of Medicaid expansion on hiring attempts in substance use treatment workforce

Lawmakers have focused a great deal of attention on alleviating the opioid public health crisis, while at the same time addressing across-the-board concerns regarding affordability…

Updated : Jan 30, 2020 in Announcement

CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White Appointed Co-Chair of National Task Force on Transfer of Credit

(January 30, 2020) – California State University (CSU) Chancellor Timothy P. White has been appointed as a co-chair of a national task force that will…

Updated : Jan 30, 2020 in Research Articles

Study Examines Quality of Life in Patients with Kidney Disease in India

Highlights Between 15 and 22 out of every 100 patients in India with mild-to-moderate chronic kidney disease had significant impairment in at least 1 of…

Updated : Jan 30, 2020 in Feature

Cornell co-leads effort to use big data to combat catastrophes

ITHACA, N.Y. - In March 1989, a tripped circuit in the Hydro-Québec power grid left 6 million people without electricity. A week earlier, an unusually…

Updated : Jan 30, 2020 in Announcement

UW’s new WE-REACH center to accelerate development of the ‘most exciting’ biomedical discoveries

With $4 million in matching funds from the National Institutes of Health, the University of Washington has created a new integrated center to match biomedical…

Updated : Jan 30, 2020 in Research Articles

Study provides first look at sperm microbiome using RNA sequencing

DETROIT – A new collaborative study published by a research team from the Wayne State University School of Medicine, the CReATe Fertility Centre and the…

Updated : Jan 30, 2020 in Research Articles

Lost in translation: Organic matter cuts plant-microbe links

ITHACA, N.Y. – Soil scientists from Cornell and Rice Universities have dug around and found that although adding carbon organic matter to agricultural fields is…

Updated : Jan 30, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Notre Dame professor releases definitive volume on the first 100 years of women voting

Notre Dame Professor Christina Wolbrecht's “A Century of Votes for Women: American Elections Since Suffrage" was published today. It is the only complete source of information…

Updated : Jan 30, 2020 in Feature Expert

Outcomes published following Iowa State workshop discussing land use, infrastructure issues within Mississippi River watershed

AMES, Iowa — A new network of researchers and community officials is working to find solutions to some of the biggest challenges within the Mississippi…

Updated : Jan 30, 2020 in Research Articles

Trees might be ‘aware’ of their size

Trees are known for their great, but not unlimited, trunk height and diameter. They have evolved to develop a heavy above-ground biomass, but this integral…

Updated : Jan 30, 2020 in Research Articles

Your gums reveal your diet

Sweet soft drinks and lots of sugar increase the risk of both dental cavities and inflammation of the gums - known as periodontal diseases -…

Updated : Jan 30, 2020 in Expert Pitch

FSU experts available to discuss coronavirus

Published: January 30, 2020 | 12:39 pm | SHARE: A new strain of coronavirus that was first identified in Wuhan, China, has prompted a massive…

Updated : Jan 30, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Iowa caucus is unpredictable by design, but favors Biden

On Tuesday, Iowans will caucus in the first Democratic presidential primary event of 2020. The field remains large, with Senator Bernie Sanders leading followed by…

Updated : Jan 30, 2020 in Research Articles

Immune systems not prepared for climate change

Researchers have for the first time found a connection between the immune systems of different bird species, and the various climatic conditions in which they…

Updated : Jan 30, 2020 in Research Articles

Political scientist releases definitive research on the first century of women voters

In new research fittingly published in the year marking the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote in the U.S., two political scientists trace the evolution…

Updated : Jan 30, 2020 in Policy

Trump’s Lopsided Mideast Peace Plan

What is your main takeaway from Trump’s Middle East peace plan? Does it provide a sound basis for a deal? The plan seems to me more…

Updated : Jan 30, 2020 in Policy

UIC report examines black population loss in Chicago

The Great Migration of blacks to Chicago from the 1920s through the 1950s ushered in a major period of transformation for the city. In contrast,…

Updated : Jan 30, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Rutgers Expert Available to Discuss Sibling Grieving

Rutgers scholar Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, author of Grieving for the Sibling You Lost, is available to comment on teen siblings, called "forgotten mourners", and the…

Updated : Jan 30, 2020 in Research Articles

California can become carbon neutral by 2045

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists have identified a robust suite of technologies to help California clear the last hurdle and become carbon neutral –…

Updated : Jan 30, 2020 in Research Articles

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Study Finds a Drug-Like Compound That May Prevent Parkinson’s Disease Progression

A collaboration between scientists at Rutgers University and Scripps Research  led to the discovery of a small molecule that may slow down or stop the progression…

Updated : Jan 30, 2020 in Announcement

$18 million gift will expand whole-person care for patients and families facing cancer

An $18 million commitment from the Simms/Mann Family Foundation, led by Dr. Victoria Mann Simms and Ronald Simms, will support UCLA’s expansion of integrative psychosocial…

Updated : Jan 30, 2020 in Research Articles

Putrid Compound May Have a Sweet Side Gig as Atherosclerosis Treatment

NEW YORK, NY (Jan. 30, 2020)—Putrescine, the compound responsible for perhaps the foulest odor in nature—the smell of decomposing flesh—may also be a remedy for…

Updated : Jan 30, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Expert Available to Discuss NELSON Trial and Lung Cancer Screening

WHO: Douglas E. Wood, MD, from the University of Washington in Seattle, is a world-renowned surgeon in thoracic oncology. Dr. Wood is a national and…

Updated : Jan 30, 2020 in Research Articles

Less chemotherapy may have more benefit in rectal cancer

Chemotherapy used to shrink a tumor before surgery, called neoadjuvant chemotherapy, is becoming more common in many cancers, including stage II and III rectal cancer.…

Updated : Jan 30, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Just how accurate is Punxsutawney Phil in predicting the weather? @JohnsHopkins has a math professor willing to chat the shadowy stats of #GroundhogDay.

For more than a century, the Punxsutawney Phil has emerged each year to declare a long winter or an early spring, but how good is…

Updated : Jan 30, 2020 in Announcement

Materials Research Society Partners with Springer Nature

Overall, this new alliance will build on the strong brands and reputations of both organizations, and expand the boundaries of the traditional publisher-society relationship. MRS…

Updated : Jan 30, 2020 in Announcement

Applicants sought for public engagement grants

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) is offering grants ranging from $10,000 to $35,000 to support new proposals, as well as ongoing programs that…

Updated : Jan 30, 2020 in Expert Pitch

SJU Expert Available to Comment on New CDC Life Expectancy Report in Relation to Drug Overdose

Stephen Forzato, the inaugural director of Saint Joseph's new Center for Addiction and Recovery Education (CARE) can be available to comment on the newly released CDC report on Life…

Updated : Jan 30, 2020 in Research Articles

A High-Fiber Diet May Counteract the Harmful Health Effects of Pollutants

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 30, 2020) — Research from the University of Kentucky’s Superfund Research Center (UK-SRC) shows that a diet high in fiber could possibly reverse the adverse…

Updated : Jan 30, 2020 in Research Articles

Which flu are you? New research firmly establishes how our first exposure to a flu virus sets on our immunity for life

Were you born in an H1N1 year or an H3N2 year? The first type of influenza virus we are exposed to in early childhood dictates…

Updated : Jan 30, 2020 in Expert Pitch

The Mindset of Success – Personified by Kobe Bryant

Ryan Gottfredson, assistant professor of management at Cal State Fullerton, is a pioneer in leadership research—  with a focus on mindsets along with performance management.…

Updated : Jan 30, 2020 in Research Articles

NEJM: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Shows Similar Safety Outcomes as Open-Heart Surgery

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 29, 2020) -- A new study from the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai and other centers nationwide shows that patients who underwent…

Updated : Jan 30, 2020 in Feature

Vegetable Gardening to Grow Health

Most gardeners say that homegrown vegetables taste better than any found in a store. And gardening, they know, requires modest amounts of outdoor work. Since…

Updated : Jan 30, 2020 in Research Articles

Those Who Believe that the Economic System is Fair Are Less Troubled by Poverty, Homelessness, and Extreme Wealth

We react less negatively to extreme manifestations of economic disparity, such as homelessness, if we think the economic system is fair and legitimate, and these…

Updated : Jan 30, 2020 in Announcement

AARDA Partners with AutoimmuneMom

Detroit, MI (January 30, 2019) - The American Autoimmune Related Disease Association (AARDA) is thrilled to announce our new partnership with AutoimmuneMom. For the last…

Updated : Jan 30, 2020 in Research Articles

Penn Researchers Identify Cancer Cell Defect Driving Resistance to CAR T Cell Therapy

PHILADELPHIA – Some cancer cells refuse to die, even in the face of powerful cellular immunotherapies like CAR T cell therapy, and new research from…

Updated : Jan 30, 2020 in Higher Education Event

Public Interest Technology Event to Showcase Latest Research in Tech Law, AI and Society, Data Science, and More—Feb. 6

New York University will feature the latest public interest technology research, including work in the areas of tech law, AI, social science, data science, robotics,…