Updated : Jan 08, 2020 in Feature

Tip Sheet: Mesh loaded with T cells shrinks tumors; second dose of CAR-T cells shows potential; and gene-edited cells stay safe as immunotherapy attacks cancer

Immunotherapy   Scientists show thin metal mesh loaded with T cells shrinks solid tumors What if a metal that’s already used to repair broken bones,…

Updated : Jan 08, 2020 in Feature

Keep or cancel holiday plans on fire-ravaged Kangaroo Island?

Kangaroo Island is one of South Australia’s most iconic tourism destinations, but as fires continue to rage across the once pristine environment, many holidaymakers are…

Updated : Jan 08, 2020 in Research Articles

This drug could save their lives, but less than 2% of them get it

Only a tiny minority of people at risk for an opioid overdose actually are prescribed a drug that could save their lives, a new study…

Updated : Jan 08, 2020 in Research Articles

Persistence of gut microbial strains in twins, living apart after cohabitating for decades

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Your fingerprints stay the same all your life. But what about the “fingerprint” of microbial strains that are shared in the guts…

Updated : Jan 08, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Modern American history military historian available to comment on U.S.-Iran conflict

Dr. John C. McManus is available to offer his insight on the current United States-Iran conflict based on his scholarship into parallel military situations and…

Updated : Jan 08, 2020 in Research Articles

Cosmic Magnifying Glasses Yield Independent Measure of Universe’s Expansion

FOR RELEASE: 3:15 p.m. (EST) January 8, 2020 RELEASE: STScI-PR20-04 COSMIC MAGNIFYING GLASSES YIELD INDEPENDENT MEASURE OF UNIVERSE'S EXPANSION A team of astronomers using NASA's…

Updated : Jan 08, 2020 in Research Articles

Goldilocks Stars Are Best Places to Look for Life

FOR RELEASE: 3:15 p.m. (EST) January 8, 2019 RELEASE: STScI-PR20-06 GOLDILOCKS STARS ARE BEST PLACES TO LOOK FOR LIFE In the search for life beyond…

Updated : Jan 08, 2020 in Research Articles

Program encourages female medical students to specialize in orthopaedics

Boston, Mass. – Women now account for more than half of all medical students in the United States. However, orthopaedic surgery struggles to attract women to…

Updated : Jan 08, 2020 in Research Articles

Hubble Detects Smallest Known Dark Matter Clumps

FOR RELEASE: 3:15 p.m. (EST) January 8, 2020 RELEASE: STScI-PR20-05 HUBBLE DETECTS SMALLEST KNOWN DARK MATTER CLUMPS Using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and a new…

Updated : Jan 08, 2020 in Higher Education Event

UCI to celebrate Lunar New Year

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEhttps://news.uci.edu/2020/01/07/uci-to-celebrate-lunar-new-year-2/  Contact:                  Pat Harriman                                 Heather Ashbach                               949-824-9055                                949-824-1577 …

Updated : Jan 08, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Orthopedic surgeon available to discuss pectoral injuries in professional athletes

Patrick McCulloch, M.D., orthopedic surgeon with Houston Methodist Hospital is available to discuss pectoral injuries in both professional athletes and non-athletic individuals. McCulloch is also…

Updated : Jan 08, 2020 in Policy

HOUSE ENERGY AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE HOLDS HEARING ON IMMUNOSUPPRESSIVE DRUG COVERAGE, A KEY LEGISLATIVE PRIORITY OF AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NEPHROLOGY

House energy and commerce committee holds hearing on immunosuppressive drug coverage, A Key Legislative Priority of American Society of Nephrology Legislation would extend coverage of…

Updated : Jan 08, 2020 in Research Articles

Could pancreatitis be a stress hormone deficiency?

DALLAS – Jan. 8, 2020 – In work that could have clinical implications, UT Southwestern researchers find that humans and mice with pancreatitis are deficient in…

Updated : Jan 08, 2020 in Research Articles

A New Method to Study Lithium Dendrites Could Lead to Better, Safer Batteries

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Lithium ion batteries often grow needle-like structures between electrodes that can short out the batteries and sometimes cause fires.  Now, an…

Updated : Jan 08, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Rutgers Expert Available to Discuss 2019 Climate, Weather Events in N.J.

New Brunswick, N.J. (Jan. 8, 2020) – Rutgers University–New Brunswick Professor David A. Robinson is available for interviews on New Jersey’s weather and climate in 2019, including the…

Updated : Jan 08, 2020 in Research Articles

U-M Team Sheds New Light on the Role of Regulatory T Cells in Pancreatic Cancer

A multidisciplinary Michigan Medicine team is shedding new light on the role of regulatory T cells in pancreatic cancer — and, in mouse models, have…

Updated : Jan 08, 2020 in Feature

The Medical Minute: Should you exercise when you’re sick?

The winter cold and flu season may try to knock out your new year’s plans to get or stay healthy, but the good news is…

Updated : Jan 08, 2020 in Feature

Preventing blood clots, varicose veins and more: Tips for healthy arteries and veins

Our vascular system is our body’s unsung hero. Arteries transport nourishing oxygen and nutrient-rich blood throughout tissues; veins carry the deoxygenated, waste-filled blood back to…

Updated : Jan 08, 2020 in Research Articles

Connector fungi offer new clues to fate of nitrogen in warming tundra

Like a long-distance food delivery app with no apparent highway, fungi that associate with shallow-rooted shrubs in the tundra are accessing deep stores of nitrogen…

Updated : Jan 08, 2020 in Announcement

Team of engineering researchers to help improve Pennsylvania’s foundries

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A team of Penn State engineering faculty and students is working with small-to-medium-sized foundries across Pennsylvania to aid in the transition…

Updated : Jan 08, 2020 in Research Articles

Highlighting women’s achievements makes them want to be the boss, research shows

Highlighting female achievements in the workplace makes capable women significantly more likely to want to be the boss, a study shows. Public feedback about a…

Updated : Jan 08, 2020 in Research Articles

Most meat eaters support veganism as ‘ethical’ and good for the environment

A recently published study that looked at public opinion on plant-based diets has found widespread support for the ethics and environmental benefits of veganism and…

Updated : Jan 08, 2020 in Research Articles

A new form of glass through molecular entanglement

Physicists at the University of Vienna in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research have discovered a new type of glass formed by…

Updated : Jan 08, 2020 in Announcement

Anne L. Coleman, MD, PhD, Begins Term as 2020 President of the American Academy of Ophthalmology

SAN FRANCISCO – Jan. 8, 2020 – Anne L Coleman, M.D., Ph.D., has begun her one-year term as the 124th president of the American Academy of…