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Kidney Structural Features from Living Donors Predict Transplant Failure in Recipients

Highlight Subtle structural features of donated kidneys—which were observed through biopsies taken at the time of donation—were associated with the longevity of organs after they…

Updated : Jan 23, 2020 in Research Articles

Study Examines Reliability of Biopsies From Donated Kidneys Prior to Transplantation

Highlights In analyses of biopsies of deceased donor kidneys, a repeat biopsy often showed very different findings than the initial biopsy, calling into question decisions…

Updated : Jan 23, 2020 in Research Articles

Subtle structural features in donated kidneys may predict risk of transplant failure

Subtle structural features in donated kidneys may predict risk of transplant failure ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered that subtle structural features in…

Updated : Jan 23, 2020 in Research Articles

Researcher looking for clues in the mystery of the Grand Canyon’s water supply

Where does the water in the Grand Canyon come from?  We all know the Colorado River, but it’s not the most mysterious water resource in…

Updated : Jan 23, 2020 in Expert Pitch

New Doomsday Clock time signals inability or direct unwillingness of leaders to cooperatively respond to devastating threats to our planet

George A. Lopez, Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., Professor Emeritus of Peace Studies at Notre Dame's Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies offers the following comments…

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Keeping guns away from potential mass shooters

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The United States currently averages 20 mass shootings per year. Researchers from Michigan State University measured the extent to which mass…

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Hot flashes impair memory performance

CLEVELAND, Ohio (January 22, 2020)--If you're having difficulty identifying the right word to express yourself clearly or remembering a story correctly, you may blame menopause.…

Updated : Jan 23, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Public Health Experts Available for Comment on the Coronavirus Outbreak

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 23, 2020) – In January 2020, an outbreak of a serious respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus was reported in Wuhan…

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Rutgers Expert Available to Discuss Doomsday Clock and Nuclear and Climate Threats

New Brunswick, N.J. (Jan. 23, 2020) – Rutgers University–New Brunswick Professor Alan Robock, an expert on nuclear winter, climate change and geoengineering, is available to discuss the…

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Women-only business groups marginalize and fail to empower members

Women-only business networks fail to boost female entrepreneurship and instead serve to marginalise further the very people they seek to help. New research from the…

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Older refugees have high levels of depression even decades after immigration to Canada

Most research on the mental health of refugees focuses on the first few years after resettlement in the host country, but little is known about…

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Using artificial intelligence to enrich digital maps

A model invented by researchers at MIT and Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) that uses satellite imagery to tag road features in digital maps could…

Updated : Jan 23, 2020 in Feature

Los Alamos National Laboratory spent $396 million with New Mexico business in 2019

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. January 23, 202—New numbers for fiscal year 2019 show Los Alamos National Laboratory’s big impact on New Mexico’s economy, as the Laboratory…

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Mount Sinai Emergency Department Innovation: An Observation Unit That Reduces Length of Stay and Raises Patient Satisfaction

(New York, NY – January 22, 2020)  It’s a quandary facing many busy emergency departments (EDs) across the country: how to treat young patients who…

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Data from Behind Enemy Lines: How Russia May have Used Twitter to Seize Crimea

Online discourse by users of social media can provide important clues about the political dispositions of communities. New research suggests it can even be used…

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Acetone plus light creates a green jet fuel additive

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., January 23, 2020—Take biomass-derived acetone—common nail polish remover—use light to upgrade it to higher-mass hydrocarbons, and, voila, you have a domestically generated…

Updated : Jan 23, 2020 in Announcement

Atlantic Philanthropies archives open with first batch of files

CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICEFOR RELEASE:  Jan. 23, 2020 Rebecca Valli office: 607-255-6035 cell: 607-793-1025 [email protected]   Atlantic Philanthropies archives open with first batch of…

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Liver Fibrosis ‘Off Switch’ Discovered in Mice

Chronic alcohol abuse and hepatitis can injure the liver, often leading to a buildup of collagen and scar tissue. Understanding this process, known as liver…

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High-protein diets boost artery-clogging plaque, mouse study shows

High-protein diets may help people lose weight and build muscle, but a new study in mice suggests they have a down side: They lead to…

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ICUs Receive Higher Satisfaction Scores for End-of-life Care than Other Hospital Departments

PHILADELPHIA— Family caregivers of the deceased rated the quality of end-of-life care in the intensive care unit (ICU) higher than the end-of-life care in other…

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Healing and Hope: Treating Fragile X in Serbia

By Dorsey Griffith on January 15, 2020 in Advancing Health Worldwide Photos and video by John Mounier/UC Davis Video editing by Alysha Beck/UC Davis  …

Updated : Jan 23, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Trump pollution control cuts ‘not consistent with science,’ will cost Americans

The Trump Administration is expected to finalize a plan on Thursday to remove Obama era environmental protections for streams and wetlands, and cut pollution controls…

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Oral Hormone-Blocking Drug May Help with Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

(PHILADELPHIA)--About 50 % of women with uterine fibroids—non-cancerous muscle tumors that grow in the uterus—experience heavy menstrual bleeding and other symptoms.  Surgery is commonly recommended…

Updated : Jan 23, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Rutgers Expert Available to Comment on the Rise of Methamphetamine Use and Deaths

Perry N. Halkitis, PhD, MS, MPH, is dean and professor of the Rutgers School of Public Health and director of the Center for Health, Identity,…

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St. Mary’s College Professor Jennifer Cognard-Black Winner of the $250,000 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching

Baylor University has named Jennifer Cognard-Black, professor of English at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, as the 2020 recipient of the Robert Foster Cherry Award…

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WHEN CAREGIVERS NEED CARE

WASHINGTON – People who regularly care for or assist a family member or friend with a health problem or disability are more likely to neglect…

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Researchers uncover two-drug combo that halts the growth of cancer cells

DALLAS – Jan. 23, 2020 – UT Southwestern Simmons Cancer Center researchers have discovered a two-drug combo that halts the growth of cancer cells that carry…

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Adrenaline Handbrake

At a glance: Scientists map the molecular cascade behind heart function during fight-or-flight state Findings solve longstanding biological puzzle Results yield critical insights in adrenaline…

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UW research expands bilingual language program for babies

Knowledge of multiple languages has long been shown to have lifelong benefits, from enhancing communication skills to boosting professional opportunities to staving off the cognitive…

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Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Announces Recipients of Nation’s First Gender Equity Grants

Contact: Kathryn UllmanMount Sinai Press [email protected] Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Announces Recipients of Nation’s First Gender Equity Grants Annual Distinguished Scholar Award…

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Wuhan coronavirus: An infectious disease expert explains we know so far about the new virus emerging in Asia

(Authored by Dr. Emily Landon, an associate professor at the the University of Chicago Medicine and an epidemiologist and infectious disease specialist.) A new coronavirus…

Updated : Jan 23, 2020 in Feature

Wuhan Coronavirus in the United States: How to Stay Healthy

Since December, a new coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China, has killed at least 17 people and sickened close to 600. Cases continue to spread…

Updated : Jan 23, 2020 in Research Articles

For Low Back Pain in Older Adults, Treatment Doesn’t Match Guidelines

January 23, 2020 – Many Medicare patients with new episodes of low back pain receive care inconsistent with current guidelines – including high use of…

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Rutgers Infection Prevention and Control Expert Can Discuss Wuhan Coronavirus

Debra Chew is a former Epidemic Intelligence Officer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and now is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at…

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Largest Autism Sequencing Study to Date Identifies 102 Genes Associated With the Condition

UNDER EMBARGO UNTIL Thursday, January 23 at 11:00AM ESTContact: Elizabeth DowlingMount Sinai Press [email protected] Largest Autism Sequencing Study to Date Identifies 102 Genes Associated With…

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Study Finds a Drug-Like Compound That May Prevent Parkinson’s Disease Progression

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

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Former PPPL intern honored for outstanding machine learning poster

The American Physical Society (APS) has recognized a summer intern at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) for producing an…

Updated : Jan 23, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Rutgers Vaping Expert Available to Discuss New Jersey’s Law Banning Vaping Products

A Rutgers University vaping expert is available to comment on Gov. Phil Murphy signing a new law banning the sale of flavored vaping products in…

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For now, river deltas gain land worldwide

Researchers from Utrecht University in the Netherlands, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), and colleagues found that delta areas worldwide have actually gained land in the…

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Efforts to improve vehicle fuel efficiency may come at a high cost to the climate, public health

New automotive technology that promises enhanced fuel efficiency may have a serious downside, including significant climate and public health impacts, according to research from the…

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NYU Langone Performs First U.S. Heart Transplant Using Novel Organ Revitalization Technique

The NYU Langone Transplant Institute on Monday became the first center in the United States to transplant a heart using a novel method in which,…

Updated : Jan 23, 2020 in Feature

Stop the Snore, Save the Romance

Roses, candy and a candlelit dinner are nice, romantic gestures that many of us fall back on for Valentine's Day. In addition to these gifts,…

Updated : Jan 23, 2020 in Research Articles

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore Lab Foundation, ClimateWorks to unveil report on California’s road to carbon neutrality

WHO: Scientists and leaders from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in collaboration with the Livermore Lab Foundation and ClimateWorks WHAT: LLNL will host a briefing to…

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Queen’s research develop tool to tackle diet epidemic in India

New research led by Queen’s University Belfast aims to better understand the link between diet and disease in India. A disproportionately high number of premature…

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Study finds many youth living with undiagnosed chronic fatigue syndrome

CHICAGO — Most youth living with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) have not been diagnosed, according to a new prevalence study from researchers at DePaul…

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New drug target for prostate cancer found in the non-coding genome

Scientists at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre have identified the drivers of a crucial gene involved in prostate cancer, revealing new targets for drug design.  Researchers…