Updated : Jan 07, 2020 in Expert Pitch

University of Redlands professor says climate disruption will cause subtropical high pressure over Australia to gain strength, expand desert conditions

Dr. Timothy Krantz, an environmental scientist at the University of Redlands, can speak to the climate changes causing the extreme fire conditions in Australia and…

Updated : Jan 07, 2020 in Feature

Conflicts to Watch in 2020

Each year since 2008, the Council on Foreign Relations’ Center for Preventive Action (CPA) asks foreign policy experts to rank thirty ongoing or potential conflicts based on…

Updated : Jan 07, 2020 in Research Articles

Intervention for patients hospitalized with HIV improved reengagement and outcomes of care

DALLAS – Jan. 8, 2020 – Providing multidisciplinary team consults for HIV patients while they are hospitalized to help address social and medical barriers reduces…

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Hospital to Sponsor Ski Trip for Patients with Special Needs

After a terrible motor vehicle accident, 11 year-old Zach and his mom were told his foot would likely need to be amputated, but they refused…

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How Do Outcomes for In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Differ in Patients Treated with Long-Term Dialysis?

Highlights Among patients who experience cardiac arrest while in the hospital, those on dialysis were less likely to have a shockable rhythm and more likely…

Updated : Jan 07, 2020 in Research Articles

First Solar Energy System to Split Water into Hydrogen and Oxygen at Separate Sites

Researchers at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology have developed a prototype system for efficient and safe production of hydrogen using only solar energy.…

Updated : Jan 07, 2020 in Research Articles

Discoveries detail role of stem cell in deadly gastric cancer

ITHACA, N.Y. –  A Cornell study provides important new insights into a common and deadly type of gastric cancer. Incidence of this cancer, called gastric…

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Genetic Differences Help Distinguish Type 1 Diabetes in Children from “Type 1.5” Diabetes in Adults

Philadelphia, January, 2020—A multi-center team of researchers led by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has discovered a genetic signature that could help distinguish an adult-onset…

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As Iran tensions loom, legal, cybersecurity experts available for media interviews

In the wake of the Jan. 3 airstrike killing Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani, legal and cybersecurity concerns linger regarding next moves from Iran and from…

Updated : Jan 07, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Puerto Rico earthquakes: Evacuations, health safety and compounding effects of multiple disasters

The University of Delaware's Disaster Research Center has several sources who can contribute to articles about the earthquakes in Puerto Rico and offer valuable information…

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Risk of cyberattack for individuals not substantially greater, according to Virginia Tech expert

While individuals with access to critical infrastructure systems of any type should be vigilant in the coming weeks – most Americans are at no substantially…

Updated : Jan 07, 2020 in Feature

American College of Rheumatology/Arthritis Foundation Release Updated Treatment Guideline for Osteoarthritis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Monica McDonald Office – (404) 633-3777, ext. 332 [email protected]   American College of Rheumatology/Arthritis Foundation Release Updated Treatment Guideline for…

Updated : Jan 07, 2020 in Research Articles

Mayo Clinic研究发现,许多较年轻的胃癌患者有独特的疾病特征

明尼苏达州,罗切斯特— Mayo Clinic的一项新研究发现,许多60岁以下的胃癌患者的疾病“在基因和临床上均具有独特性”。该研究发现,与年长患者所患有的胃癌相比,这种新的早发性胃癌,其生长和扩散速度通常更快,预后更差,并且对传统化疗的耐药性更高。该研究最近发表于《外科手术》(Surgery)期刊。 尽管老长患者的胃癌发病率在最近几十年一直呈下降趋势,但早发性胃癌的发病率却在升高,目前占胃癌确诊病例的30%以上。 “我认为这一趋势值得警惕,因为胃癌是一种毁灭性疾病,”该研究的资深作者、Mayo Clinic外科肿瘤科医生医学博士Travis Grotz 说,“在美国,人们对胃癌的体征和症状知之甚少,而且许多年轻患者的确诊较晚,此时治疗效果往往较差。” 研究小组使用多个癌症数据库研究了75,225个病例,以回顾1973年至2015年的胃癌统计数据。目前,胃癌的平均确诊年龄为68岁,但30多岁、40多岁和50多岁的人罹患胃癌的风险比以前更高。 尽管尚无明确的分界年龄来区别早发性和晚发性胃癌,但研究人员发现,无论他们使用60、50或40岁作为分界年龄,都能进行区别。研究人员发现,在研究的期间内,晚发性胃癌的发病率每年下降1.8%,而从1973年到1995年,早发性胃癌的发病率每年下降1.9%,之后到2013年,每年上升1.5%。早发性胃癌占所有胃癌病例的比例从1995年的18%增加至目前的30%以上,翻了近一番。 Grotz医生说:“胃癌患者的确诊年龄通常为70多岁,但我们发现,越来越多的患者在30-50岁期间确诊。” 他补充说,早发性胃癌发病率的升高并非源于发现或筛查时间更早。他说:“目前尚无针对胃癌的通用筛查方法,实际上,年轻患者就诊时,疾病阶段往往比老年患者更晚。” 研究人员发现,早发性胃癌除了更致命之外,在基因和分子上也很独特。此外,美国老年人罹患胃癌的传统风险因素,例如吸烟等,似乎与早发性胃癌并无关联。 Grotz医生说:“希望这样的研究能够提高人们的意识,并增加医生对胃癌的怀疑,特别对于年轻患者。”他补充说,年轻患者如果在还没吃完饭时就感觉饱腹,或者有反流、腹痛、意外体重减轻和进食困难症状,应该去看医生。 美国癌症协会资料显示,胃癌是美国第16大最常见的癌症。根据美国国家癌症研究所的数据,胃癌的五年生存率为31.5%,2019年估计有27,510例新增病例。世界卫生组织报告称,癌症是2018年全球第二大死亡原因,而胃癌是该年度第三大最常见的癌症死亡原因。 接下来,研究小组希望利用罗切斯特流行病学项目和其他大型数据库更好地识别早发性胃癌的风险因素。 该研究的第一作者是医学博士John Bergquist,目前在斯坦福大学。在开展本研究之时,Bergquist医生在Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern医疗服务供给科学中心担任手术结果专科医生。本研究的合著者为:医学博士Jennifer…

Updated : Jan 07, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Notre Dame Expert: Host of problems with Facebook deepfake ban

Tim Weninger, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, says Facebook’s newly announced ban on deepfakes…

Updated : Jan 07, 2020 in Research Articles

FSU researchers create model of collaborative problem solving

By: Bill Wellock | Published: January 7, 2020 | 12:26 pm | SHARE: If you want to get things done in the 21st century, collaboration…

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As Australia burns, experts available to discuss lasting impacts on wildlife, human health

Two dozen people and an estimated 480 million animals have been killed in Australia during unprecedented early-season bushfires that have scorched 18 million acres, destroyed…

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Cultural heritage expert available to discuss threats against Iranian cultural sites

Ted Grevstad-Nordbrock, assistant professor of community and regional planning at Iowa State University, is available to comment on threats against Iranian cultural sites. He is…

Updated : Jan 07, 2020 in Research Articles

Young Women Still May Be Getting Unnecessary Pelvic Exams

Pelvic examinations and cervical cancer screenings are no longer recommended for most females under age 21 during routine health visits, but a new study has…

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Ratings system may penalize hospitals serving vulnerable communities

Hospital ratings are intended to help patients decide where to get medical care and encourage hospitals to improve the quality of their services. They also…

Updated : Jan 07, 2020 in Feature

UTEP’s Dr. Skateboard Pictures Novel Way to Teach

A longtime professor at The University of Texas at El Paso known for his academic creativity has taken a two-dimensional approach to make STEM concepts…

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Natural Extract to Counter Nephrotoxicity Induced by Mycotoxin OTA

Today a team of researchers from the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Production of the Federico II University of Naples, in collaboration with the…

Updated : Jan 07, 2020 in Announcement

OU Industrial and Systems Engineering Professor Recognized With Award for Supporting Students

NORMAN, OKLA. – Janet Allen, University of Oklahoma professor of industrial and systems engineering, was named the recipient of the 2019 Ruth and Joel Spira…

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From Pack Line to the Bottom Line: UVA Basketball Provides Lessons in Darden-Led Exec Ed Program

By Jay Hodgkins After adding to his considerable coaching legacy by leading the Virginia Cavaliers to the 2019 NCAA men’s basketball championship, Tony Bennett’s patented…

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University of Oklahoma Research Team Helps Weather-Weary Ag Industry

NORMAN, OKLA. – You don’t have to look far to find news, opinions and studies about our world’s changing climate and its effects on humans.…

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Danaher President at UVA Darden on Finding Challenge, Fulfillment in a General Management Career

By Dave Hendrick  Kirk Hetherington (MBA ’11), president of Danaher subsidiary XOS, developed his interest in general management working with the Boy Scouts, specifically, as…

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Race and Leadership: The Black Experience in the Workplace

INSIGHTS FROM:Laura Morgan Roberts WRITTEN BY:Seb Murray Diversity has become a booming, billion-dollar business, but there is little evidence that companies’ initiatives are delivering hard…

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Fred Hutch names Dr. Thomas J. Lynch Jr. as new president and director

SEATTLE – Jan. 7, 2020 – Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center announced today that Dr. Thomas J. Lynch Jr. will become the center’s new president and…

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First: Do No Harm. Second: Strategize for Stakeholders After You Do.

INSIGHTS FROM:Andrew C. Wicks WRITTEN BY:Rebecca Little; Megan Juelfs On 1 January 2020, a new bill goes into effect in California that aims to reclassify contract workers,…

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Former senior intelligence analyst available to speak about Iran crisis

On Jan. 2, 2020, Iranian general Qassem Soleimani was killed by a United States drone strike in Baghdad, Iraq. Iran has vowed revenge, and now…