Updated : Feb 18, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Expert Available to Break Down Democratic Debates

Jacob Thompson is the head coach of UNLV's nationally ranked debate team and a professor in residence in the university's Department of Communication Studies. Thompson…

Updated : Feb 18, 2020 in Research Articles

World failing to provide children with a healthy life and a climate fit for their future: WHO-UNICEF-Lancet Inbox x

NEW YORK/ LONDON/ GENEVA, 19 February: No single country is adequately protecting children’s health, their environment and their futures, finds a landmark report released today by…

Updated : Feb 18, 2020 in Announcement

Three of the Top 10 Autism Studies of 2019 come from UC Davis MIND Institute

On Jan. 27, Autism Speaks announced its annual selection of studies that “advance its mission of enhancing lives today and accelerating a spectrum of solutions…

Updated : Feb 18, 2020 in Expert Pitch

DFA, Dean Foods bankruptcy plan faces hurdles, controversy

Dairy Farmers of America has agreed to buy assets from Dean Foods, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in November. While the plan represents a…

Updated : Feb 18, 2020 in Feature

What is the evolutionary purpose of menopause?

Menopause—that time in every woman’s life when the ovaries no longer release an egg each month and menstruation ceases forever—is a rare thing among Earth’s…

Updated : Feb 18, 2020 in Research Articles

UCI researchers reveal how low oxygen levels in the heart predispose people to life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias

Irvine, Calif. February 18, 2020 – Low oxygen levels in the heart have long been known to produce life-threatening arrhythmias, even sudden death.  Until now,…

Updated : Feb 18, 2020 in Research Articles

New Research Links Genetics and MS Severity, Offers Innovative Treatment Ideas to Combat MS and Other Neurodegenerative Diseases

The unpredictable nature of multiple sclerosis and its range of severity means some individuals rapidly progress to a disabled state while others experience only mild…

Updated : Feb 18, 2020 in Research Articles

Study Reveals How Too Much Fluoride Causes Defects in Tooth Enamel

Exposing teeth to excessive fluoride alters calcium signaling, mitochondrial function, and gene expression in the cells forming tooth enamel—a novel explanation for how dental fluorosis,…

Updated : Feb 18, 2020 in Research Articles

Notre Dame physicists see nuclear wobbling in one isotope of gold

Nuclei can be round, like a soccer ball, or oblong, like a football. Others are slightly oblong but misshapen, like a potato. One of the…

Updated : Feb 18, 2020 in Announcement

In Program’s First Year, UVA Master’s in Business Analytics Grads Achieve Stellar Career Outcomes

By Mary Shea Watson The first cohort of graduates from the University of Virginia’s Master of Science in business analytics (MSBA) program achieved outstanding employment success over…

Updated : Feb 18, 2020 in Expert Pitch

UAB experts involved with COVID-19 vaccine research available to comment on outbreak, what’s being reported, where concerns lie

Experts from the University of Alabama at Birmingham are avaliable to comment on the state of COVID-19, including the development of an investigational compound  at…

Updated : Feb 18, 2020 in Research Articles

Mayo researchers create, test AI to improve EKG testing for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

ROCHESTER, Minn. ― An approach based on artificial intelligence (AI) may allow EKGs to be used to screen for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in the future. With hypertrophic cardiomyopathy,…

Updated : Feb 18, 2020 in Research Articles

Endocrine Society updates osteoporosis Clinical Practice Guideline

WASHINGTON—The Endocrine Society today announced an update to its osteoporosis Clinical Practice Guideline to include recommendations for romosozumab, a new medication that was approved last…

Updated : Feb 18, 2020 in Research Articles

Tulane math professor leads effort to map spread of coronavirus

James “Mac” Hyman, the Evelyn and John G. Phillips Distinguished Professor in Mathematics at Tulane University, is using mathematical models to better understand and predict…

Updated : Feb 18, 2020 in Research Articles

Topological materials outperform through quantum periodic motion

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have discovered that applying vibrational motion in a periodic manner may be the key to preventing…

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NIH grant to support fundamental study of role LaRP6 protein plays in protein synthesis process

Karen Lewis, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Texas State University, has received a $460,000 competitive grant renewal from the National…

Updated : Feb 18, 2020 in Research Articles

GI societies issue updated colorectal cancer screening recommendations

Bethesda, Maryland (Feb. 18, 2020) - Patients at average risk of colorectal cancer who have a normal colonoscopy do not need to repeat screening for…

Updated : Feb 18, 2020 in Research Articles

Power of photojournalism seen in early 20th century exposé on Chicago meat industry

AMES, Iowa — A 1905 story not only prompted massive reforms in U.S. food and public health policy as well as Upton Sinclair’s popular novel…

Updated : Feb 18, 2020 in Research Articles

Study: Difference in Breast Milk Concentrations Impacts Growth Up to Age 5

Breastfeeding affects infant growth and, researchers have found, helps prevent obesity, both in childhood and later in life. However, the components of breast milk responsible…

Updated : Feb 18, 2020 in Feature

Need a personal trainer? Here’s why new and experienced exercisers should have one

So you think you have all the proper exercise forms down pat. Maybe exercise is something you'd rather approach alone, in your own space, on…

Updated : Feb 18, 2020 in Research Articles

Scientists May Have a Way to Let Preemies Breathe Easier

CINCINNATI – The continuing epidemic of pre-term birth includes this stark reality: tiny, fragile babies are born with underdeveloped lungs and prone to lifelong respiratory infections…

Updated : Feb 18, 2020 in Research Articles

Traditional risk factors predict heart disease about as well as sophisticated genetic test, study suggests

Traditional cardiovascular risk factors often assessed in an annual physical, such as blood pressure, cholesterol levels, diabetes, and smoking status, are at least as valuable…

Updated : Feb 18, 2020 in Announcement

Michael Dorff (BYU), George C. Shields (Furman U) Honored as 2020 CUR Fellows

Michael Dorff (Brigham Young University) and George C. Shields (Furman University) are the latest Fellows of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) to be honored…

Updated : Feb 18, 2020 in Research Articles

Selon une étude de Mayo Clinic : Un dépistage vasculaire précoce permettrait de réduire le risque de maladies cardiovasculaires chez les femmes

ROCHESTER, Minnesota. ― Les hommes et les femmes diffèrent dans le vieillissement de leurs systèmes vasculaires et dans la vitesse de progression de l’athérosclérose, le…

Updated : Feb 18, 2020 in Research Articles

Mayo Clinic研究:尽早进行血管筛查是降低女性心脏病风险的关键因素

明尼苏达州,罗切斯特― 男性和女性血管系统老化的方式和动脉粥样硬化(动脉壁的硬化或动脉阻塞的形成)发展的速度有所不同。这些与性别和年龄有关的差异直接影响女性出现心血管疾病的风险。 Mayo Clinic研究人员与国际调查员合作,提出了一种早期(在动脉损伤变得严重之前的中年开始)评估女性血管功能的新方法。该研究成果发表在《Mayo Clinic学报》Mayo Clinic Proceedings上。 微血管系统的收缩限制了进入心脏的血液和氧气量,从而降低了心肌将血液泵送到身体其他部位的能力。微血管功能障碍会在出现冠状动脉疾病之前导致胸痛。 “女性在血管内皮细胞损伤方面具有特定的性别风险因素,性别因素对血管功能至关重要。雌激素减少、过早绝经、先兆子痫、妊娠糖尿病、高血压和多囊卵巢都会对女性的血管健康产生负面影响并增加罹患心脏病的风险。” Mayo Clinic罗切斯特院区心血管研究中心的心脏病专家和主任兼资深作者医学博士Amir Lerman说。Royal Brompton医院的医学博士 Peter Collins是该研究的第一作者。 根据世界卫生组织的数据,心脏病是全世界女性死亡的首要原因。血管老化的影响直到中年才开始显现,随着人们寿命的延长,早期发现和监测心血管疾病危险因素对于保持持续健康特别重要。 Lerman医生说:“我们认为,在围绝经期早期建立的血管健康基线可以作为衡量生活方式改变有效性的一个指标来,这些改变旨在用于预防和临床治疗心血管疾病。” ### 关于Mayo Clinic Mayo Clinic是一家专注于临床实践、医学教育和科学研究的非营利性学术医疗机构,致力于为每位患者提供精准诊断、专业治疗与悉心照料。访问Mayo Clinic新闻网获取更多Mayo Clinic新闻,参阅走进Mayo Clinic了解更多关于Mayo…

Updated : Feb 18, 2020 in Feature

Speakers announced for 2020 Experimental Biology meeting

Renowned scientists including Nobel laureates, research pioneers and celebrated educators will convene at the Experimental Biology (EB) 2020 meeting, to be held April 4–7 in…