Updated : Feb 28, 2020 in Feature

Coronavirus: Human strain causes fear, but domestic livestock strains are routine

Many people are hearing about coronavirus for the first time as the China strain, COVID-19, affecting humans causes concern all across the world. But coronaviruses are…

Updated : Feb 28, 2020 in Expert Pitch

UCLA expert is available to discuss how fear of the coronavirus (COVID-19) may lead to increased worry and anxiety.

Biography : Dr. Emanuel Maidenberg, an expert on stress, anxiety and trauma, is available to speak on fears sparked by the coronavirus (COVID-19). Dr. Maidenberg can…

Updated : Feb 28, 2020 in Research Articles

Behavioral treatments vs. opioids: a UAlbany health psychologist surveys chronic pain sufferers

ALBANY, N.Y. (Feb. 27, 2020) — Chronic pain, a disabling health condition that various surveys have said affects anywhere from 50 million to 116 million…

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49 cancer care facilities receive outstanding achievement award from American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer

CHICAGO (February 28, 2020): The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has granted its 2019 Outstanding Achievement Award to a…

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Loyola Medicine Names Regional Vice President for Case Management and Utilization Management

MAYWOOD, IL – Jennifer Scheeringa, MSN, RN-BC, ACM, has been named regional vice president for case management and utilization management for Loyola Medicine, effective March…

Updated : Feb 28, 2020 in Research Articles

When should you eat to manage your weight? Breakfast, not late-night snacks

The balance between weight gain and weight gain loss is predominantly determined by what you eat, how much you eat, and by how much exercise…

Updated : Feb 28, 2020 in Expert Pitch

White House health communications & ethics expert – COVID-19 response

Peter Loge is an expert in political communication relating to public health initiatives and is the director of the Project on Ethics in Political Communication…

Updated : Feb 28, 2020 in Announcement

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Celebrates Opening of the Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Nationwide Children’s Hospital held a Community Dedication Celebration of the Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion today. At nine stories tall, it is…

Updated : Feb 28, 2020 in Announcement

Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals Opens Call for 2021 Harrington Scholar-Innovator Award

February 28, 2020, CLEVELAND, Ohio USA – The 2021 Harrington Scholar-Innovator Award is now open and accepting Letters of Intent. The award offers inventive physician-scientists…

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Particle accelerator technology could solve one of the most vexing problems in building quantum computers

Last year, researchers at Fermilab received over $3.5 million for projects that delve into the burgeoning field of quantum information science. Research funded by the…

Updated : Feb 28, 2020 in Feature

‘Flash photography’ at the LHC

Some of the best commercially available high-speed cameras can capture thousands of frames every second. They produce startling videos of water balloons popping and hummingbirds…

Updated : Feb 28, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Stakes could not be higher in Supreme Court abortion case, religion and politics expert says

The U.S. Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments on March 4 in June Medical Services LLC v. Russo, a case challenging Louisiana’s law requiring physicians…

Updated : Feb 28, 2020 in Announcement

ROBOT RESEARCH HONORED

Fabrizio Sergi, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Delaware, has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award to support fundamental…

Updated : Feb 28, 2020 in Research Articles

Study: Corporate tax incentives do more harm than good to states

A study of tax incentives aimed at attracting and retaining businesses finds that the vast majority of these incentives ultimately leave states worse off than…

Updated : Feb 28, 2020 in Research Articles

Lessons learned from addressing myths about Zika and yellow fever outbreaks in Brazil

When disease epidemics and outbreaks occur, conspiracy theories often emerge that compete with the information provided by public health officials. A Dartmouth-led study in Science Advances finds…

Updated : Feb 28, 2020 in Research Articles

How much does black carbon contribute to climate warming?

Researchers at Michigan Technological University and Brookhaven National Laboratory, along with partners at other universities, industry, and national labs, have determined that while the shape…

Updated : Feb 28, 2020 in Research Articles

Inhalation Therapy Shows Promise Against Pulmonary Fibrosis in Mice, Rats

A new study from North Carolina State University shows that lung stem cell secretions – specifically exosomes and secretomes – delivered via nebulizer, can help…

Updated : Feb 28, 2020 in Feature

Osteoarthritis: How running actually can help

Not running or jogging because you think it worsens or increases your risk for osteoarthritis?You may be skipping a form of exercise that can help…

Updated : Feb 28, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Israeli voters head to the polls again next week facing political stalemate in the Middle East

After two failed attempts to form a new government, Israel will hold elections next week for the third time in less than a year. The…

Updated : Feb 28, 2020 in Announcement

DHS S&T Seeks Language Translator for USCG Missions

WASHINGTON—The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP), in partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), is…

Updated : Feb 28, 2020 in Announcement

DHS S&T Seeks Object Tracking Technology for Seas and Waterways

WASHINGTON—The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) is looking for start-ups to develop or adapt a…

Updated : Feb 28, 2020 in Research Articles

Containing methane and its contribution to global warming

Methane is a gas that deserves more attention in the climate debate as it contributes to almost half of human-made global warming in the short-term.…

Updated : Feb 27, 2020 in Expert Pitch

UCLA pulmonary expert discusses the efficacy of masks as protection against Coronavirus

Dr. Russel Buhr, a pulmonologist at UCLA Health, can advise on what's important to know about mask protection in the light of the Coronavirus outbreak.…

Updated : Feb 27, 2020 in Research Articles

Researchers Tackle the Flu with Breakthrough Virus Simulations

A team of researchers from the University of California San Diego and the University of Pittsburgh offers a new approach for developing treatments for influenza. This…

Updated : Feb 27, 2020 in Research Articles

Metabolic Pathway Can Be Effectively Targeted to Treat Prostate Cancer, Roswell Park Team Shows

  Research team identifies new approach to treating prostate cancer Metabolic targeting effective in lab study against aggressive prostate tumors Combining new, traditional approaches may…

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DHS Announces Funding Opportunity to Establish MBA in Security Technology Transition

Washington – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is seeking proposals from accredited U.S. universities to educate and build the capabilities of DHS employees. The…

Updated : Feb 27, 2020 in Research Articles

Roswell Park Finds New Evidence That Inhaled Vitamin E Acetate Caused EVALI in Vapers

Vitamin E acetate is sometimes used as a cutting agent in THC e-liquids Analysis shows vitamin E acetate can reach lungs, cause severe damage Important…

Updated : Feb 27, 2020 in Research Articles

Artificial Intelligence Can Scan Doctors’ Notes to Distinguish Between Types of Back Pain

(New York, NY – February 27, 2020) –Mount Sinai researchers have designed an artificial intelligence model that can determine whether lower back pain is acute…

Updated : Feb 27, 2020 in Feature Expert

How to prepare in the event of a pandemic

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – As COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, becomes more prevalent around the world, University of Alabama at Birmingham experts share tips to help…

Updated : Feb 27, 2020 in Expert Pitch

VP as coronavirus point person unprecedented, dangerous

University of Delaware epidemiology professor Jennifer Horney said the White House's decision to force government health officials and scientists to coordinate statements about the coronavirus with…

Updated : Feb 27, 2020 in Research Articles

Eating a Vegetarian Diet Rich in Nuts, Vegetables, Soy Linked to Lower Stroke Risk

Media Contacts:Renee Tessman, [email protected], (612) 928-6137Michelle Uher, [email protected], (612) 928-6120 Eating a Vegetarian Diet Rich in Nuts, Vegetables, Soy Linked to Lower Stroke Risk MINNEAPOLIS…

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Fine Particle Air Pollution Linked with Poor Kidney Health

Highlight Exposure to higher amounts of fine particulate matter air pollution was associated with a higher degree of albuminuria—a marker of kidney dysfunction—as well as…

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Researchers: Drug combination could accelerate body’s ability to heal bone fractures

U.K. and U.S. scientists have discovered a combination of two commonly available drugs could boost the body’s ability to heal bone fractures – accelerating bone…

Updated : Feb 27, 2020 in Research Articles

Study Finds Artisanal CBD Not as Effective as Pharmaceutical CBD for Reducing Seizures

EMBARGOED UNTIL 4 P.M. ET, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2020Media Contacts: Renee Tessman, [email protected], (612) 928-6137 Michelle Uher, [email protected],  (612) 928-6120 Study Finds Artisanal CBD Not…

Updated : Feb 27, 2020 in Announcement

Registration Open for Eyecelerator, a New Conference Accelerating Eye Care Advancement

SAN FRANCISCO – Feb. 27, 2020 – Registration is now open for EyeceleratorTM, a next-generation business conference to further ophthalmic innovation. The conference is a…

Updated : Feb 27, 2020 in Feature

Survey results show Coronavirus impact spreading in the Midwest economy

OMAHA, Neb. (Feb. 27, 2020) – While confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States remain low, impacts are already being felt by manufacturers across the…

Updated : Feb 27, 2020 in Research Articles

Skin and non-adhesive cells on the skin’s surface found to play pivotal role in the formation of fingers and toes

Irvine, Calif. – February 27, 2020 – Human fingers are sculpted from a primitive pad-like structure during embryonic development. Sometimes, this process goes awry and…

Updated : Feb 27, 2020 in Feature

La filosofía de Mayo Clinic y sus valores centrados en el paciente impulsan la estrategia para el 2030 de curar, conectar y transformar la atención médica

ROCHESTER, Minnesota: Gracias al progreso notable en el año 2019, Mayo Clinic está bien posicionada para reforzar su liderazgo en la atención del paciente, la…

Updated : Feb 27, 2020 in Research Articles

How sound and visual effects on slot machines increase the allure of gambling

The sights and sounds of winning on a slot machine may increase your desire to play--and your memories of winning big, according to new research…

Updated : Feb 27, 2020 in Research Articles

Polymers get caught up in love-hate chemistry of oil and water

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee achieved a rare look at the inner workings of polymer self-assembly at an oil-water…

Updated : Feb 27, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Expert analysis by Thunderbird’s Doug Guthrie: Potential Impacts of Coronavirus (covid19) and the Cost of Doing Business in Xi’s China

The Novel Coronavirus and What it Means for China Today By Doug Guthrie, Dashiell Chien, Chris Gao, and Diane Long In this post (as with…

Updated : Feb 27, 2020 in Research Articles

New Algorithm Tracks Pediatric Sepsis Epidemiology Using Clinical Data

Philadelphia, February 27, 2020—Researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have developed a novel computational algorithm to track the epidemiology of pediatric sepsis, allowing for…

Updated : Feb 27, 2020 in Feature

PECASE Honoree Sohini Ramachandran Studies the Genetic Foundations of Traits in Diverse Populations

Recent advances in computing enable researchers to explore the life sciences in ways that would have been impossible a few decades ago. One new tool…

Updated : Feb 27, 2020 in Expert Pitch

As businesses prepare for a coronavirus outbreak, they must consider the dos and don’ts of telecommuting

With the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warning of likely coronavirus outbreaks in America, businesses will look for ways to maintain productivity and…

Updated : Feb 27, 2020 in Feature

PECASE Honoree Michael Boyce on Sugar’s Role in Cell Signaling and on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Scientific Workforce

Sugars aren’t merely energy sources for our cells. They also play important signaling roles through a process called glycosylation, where they attach to proteins and…

Updated : Feb 27, 2020 in Research Articles

Diet alone can improve older adults’ health

Older adults on a diet designed to help patients with high blood pressure reaped benefits beyond those anticipated by South Dakota State University researchers. Assistant…

Updated : Feb 27, 2020 in Expert Pitch

‘Stuck’ at sea: Coronavirus challenges cruise industry

CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICEFeb. 27, 2020   ‘Stuck’ at sea: Coronavirus challenges cruise industry Leisure cruises have found themselves in the middle of the…

Updated : Feb 27, 2020 in Feature

PECASE Honoree Elizabeth Nance Highlights the Importance of Collaboration in Nanotechnology

Credit: Dan Ferber, PLOS Biol 2007 Jun; (5)6:E169. CC by 2.5. The blood-brain barrier—the ultra-tight seal in the walls of the brain’s capillaries—is an important part…

Updated : Feb 27, 2020 in Research Articles

Telecommuting Found to Have Little Impact on Corporate Careers

TROY, N.Y. —  Working from home is known to be good for a strong work-life balance, advantageous for employee productivity, and is even touted as…

Updated : Feb 27, 2020 in Research Articles

Cancer survival disparities in minority children, adolescents greater for more treatable cancers

Racial and ethnic minority children and adolescents with cancer have a higher risk of death than non-Hispanic white children and adolescents, with evidence for larger…