Updated : Dec 10, 2019 in Announcement

Einstein Receives $178 Million in NIH Funding in Fiscal Year 2019, Largest Annual Total in Institution’s History

December 10, 2019—BRONX, NY— Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine secured $178 million from the National Institutes of Health in federal fiscal year 2019, marking…

Updated : Dec 10, 2019 in Research Articles

Tweaking the approach to save the desert tortoise

“Increase the size, increase the survival” is the premise behind head-starting—raising an at-risk species in captivity until it is large enough to be less vulnerable…

Updated : Dec 10, 2019 in Research Articles

Children Much More Likely to Die After Surgery in Poor Countries

Children in low resourced countries are 100-200 times more likely to die after surgery than children in wealthy countries, according to a first-of-its-kind study published…

Updated : Dec 10, 2019 in Announcement

UNH Sails into the Next Generation of Ocean Mapping With NOAA Grant

DURHAM, N.H.— Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have been awarded a three-year grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in partnership…

Updated : Dec 10, 2019 in Expert Pitch

House Democrats draw insights from past for current articles of impeachment, Oregon State expert says

Christopher Nichols, an associate professor of history and Director of the Center for the Humanities at Oregon State University, is available to comment about the articles of impeachment…

Updated : Dec 10, 2019 in Announcement

Twelve Honored by Society for Risk Analysis

Today, the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) awarded six prestigious scholarly and service awards and named six new Fellows at its Annual Meeting in Arlington,…

Updated : Dec 10, 2019 in Research Articles

Intermittent fasting shown to provide broad range of health benefits in new Texas State study

Intermittent fasting may provide significant health benefits, including improved cardiometabolic health, improved blood chemistry and reduced risk for diabetes, new research conducted in part at…

Updated : Dec 10, 2019 in Research Articles

Texas State senior lecturer leads fight against fake news

To address a centuries-old problem, a Texas State University School of Journalism and Mass Communication faculty member recommends two tools as a remedy: time and effort.…

Updated : Dec 10, 2019 in Announcement

Society for Risk Analysis Announces Its New 2020 Council

During its Annual Meeting, the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) announced the addition of five new Council members and the rise of Seth Guikema, Ph.D.,…

Updated : Dec 10, 2019 in Announcement

‘Ojos’ study to examine eye disease in Latino communities

With $9.7 million in funding from the National Eye Institute, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago will study the impact of chronic eye…

Updated : Dec 10, 2019 in Announcement

Society for Risk Analysis Announces 2019 Winners for Best Journal Papers and Best Research Posters

The Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) is pleased to announce the winners for best papers in Risk Analysis: An International Journal and the best research…

Updated : Dec 10, 2019 in Feature

Rapid DNA Identifies Conception Boat Fire Victims

Thirty-four people died in a tragic boat fire on September 2, 2019, off the coast of Santa Cruz Island, California. Five crew members escaped with…

Updated : Dec 10, 2019 in Announcement

Training Developed by Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Professor to Assess Intimate-Partner Violence Risk Now Offered to All Veterans Administration Clinical Staff

The Danger Assessment, a popular and groundbreaking instrument that effectively assesses the risk of an abused woman to be seriously injured or killed by her…

Updated : Dec 10, 2019 in Research Articles

Baylor University Researcher Develops Questionnaire to Aid Patients in Adhering to Vital Medical Treatment Plans

Effectiveness in preventing or treating serious medical conditions typically requires patients to follow treatment plans such as medication, exercise or diet, but about 50 percent of patients…

Updated : Dec 10, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Expert Available: USPTF recommendations for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm screening should be expanded

Expert Available: USPTF recommendations for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm screening should be expanded A vascular surgeon recommends expanding screening to women and patients over the age…

Updated : Dec 09, 2019 in Expert Pitch

@KathleenDay @JohnsHopkins Expert Available to Discuss Legacy of Paul Volcker

Kathleen Day, a Johns Hopkins Carey Business School finance expert who often interviewed Paul Volcker in her work as a journalist and author, is available…

Updated : Dec 09, 2019 in Research Articles

Giving Common Antibiotic Before Radiation May Help Body Fight Cancer

PHILADELPHIA – The antibiotic vancomycin alters the gut microbiome in a way that can help prime the immune system to more effectively attack tumor cells…

Updated : Dec 09, 2019 in Research Articles

Argonne’s debt to 2019 Nobel Prize for lithium-ion battery

Argonne has a long and distinguished history of research on lithium-ion batteries and, through emeritus Argonne Distinguished Fellow Michael Thackeray, a personal connection to a 2019 Nobel…

Updated : Dec 09, 2019 in Research Articles

Battery collaboration meeting discusses new pathways to recycle lithium-ion batteries

Recycling a lithium-ion battery is not as simple as recycling a cardboard box or an aluminum can. However, the benefits of recycling lithium-ion batteries are…

Updated : Dec 09, 2019 in Research Articles

Yale Cancer Center study suggests new approaches needed to manage ibrutinib-related toxicities in CLL patients

Orlando, FL — New findings by Yale Cancer Center (YCC) and Smilow Cancer Hospital researchers show that as the use of the drug ibrutinib climbs…

Updated : Dec 09, 2019 in Research Articles

Researchers identify ‘Achilles’ heel’ of drug-resistant superbug

A deadly superbug that infects an estimated 54,500 Americans a year has a secret weapon, a protein, that allows it to defy antibiotic treatment and…

Updated : Dec 09, 2019 in Research Articles

Natural Toxins in the Global Food Supply Continue to Threaten the Health of Underprivileged Communities

Naturally occurring chemicals in the global food supply are known to pose a burden on worldwide health. New studies have found that a certain foodborne…

Updated : Dec 09, 2019 in Research Articles

New England fishermen losing jobs due to climate

New England has a proud tradition of commercial fishing. But will it survive as the planet warms? For decades the biggest threat to the industry…

Updated : Dec 09, 2019 in Feature Expert

Medical Errors Remain Problem 20 Years after Critical Report on Patient Safety

Medical Errors Remain Problem 20 Years after Critical Report on Patient Safety, Says Johns Hopkins Expert and Co-Author of New Book on Issue, ‘Still Not Safe’ …

Updated : Dec 09, 2019 in Feature

Research at Argonne’s Advanced Photo Source Leads to New Ebola Drug

Effective treatments for deadly diseases often depend on unlocking the mysteries of how proteins in our bodies behave. Research at U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE)…

Updated : Dec 09, 2019 in Research Articles

Treatment with PD-1 inhibitor prior to stem cell transplant is safe, effective for patients with classic Hodgkin lymphoma, study finds

A new analysis shows that a donor stem cell transplant following treatment with an immune checkpoint inhibitor is generally safe and produces good outcomes for…

Updated : Dec 09, 2019 in Research Articles

CAR T-cell therapy effective for relapsed mantle cell lymphoma patients

HOUSTON ― A one-year follow-up study led by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center revealed a majority of patients with mantle cell lymphoma…

Updated : Dec 09, 2019 in Research Articles

Dead Probiotic Strain Shown to Reduce Harmful, Aging-related Inflammation

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Dec. 9, 2019 – Scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine have identified a dead probiotic that reduces age-related leaky gut in…

Updated : Dec 09, 2019 in Announcement

Researchers receive nearly $5 million to curb opioid cravings

Opioid overdoses take the lives of tens of thousands of Americans annually. Two researchers from Penn State College of Medicine have received nearly $5 million…

Updated : Dec 09, 2019 in Announcement

MITRE Appoints Kim Warren Vice President of Public Sector Programs

McLean, Va., and Bedford, Mass., December 9, 2019—MITRE has named Kim Warren vice president of Public Sector Programs within the company’s Center for Programs and…

Updated : Dec 09, 2019 in Research Articles

Artificial cells act more like the real thing

Protocells — artificial cells — that are active and mimic living cells by moving independently and that are biocompatible and enzymatically active are now possible…

Updated : Dec 09, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Tourism, disaster response in the wake of deadly New Zealand volcano eruption

Tricia Wachtendorf, Director of the Disaster Research Center at the University of Delaware, can talk about hazard warnings, tourism and disaster response in the wake…

Updated : Dec 09, 2019 in Research Articles

New software tool uses AI to help doctors identify cancer cells

DALLAS – Dec. 9, 2019 – UT Southwestern researchers have developed a software tool that uses artificial intelligence to recognize cancer cells from digital pathology images…

Updated : Dec 09, 2019 in Announcement

Edmondo Robinson Joins Moffitt Cancer Center as New Chief Digital Innovation Officer

Edmondo Robinson, M.D., MBA, FACP, has joined Moffitt Cancer Center as the new senior vice president and chief digital innovation officer. This newly created position…

Updated : Dec 09, 2019 in Research Articles

Acoustic focusing to amass microplastics in water

Microplastics are receiving a lot of attention lately due to its difficulty in removal from the environment. Sieves and filtrations are currently the predominant way…

Updated : Dec 09, 2019 in Expert Pitch

‘Afghanistan Papers’ expose unaccountable war spending, corruption

Documents obtained by the Washington Post related to the U.S. war in Afghanistan were released on Monday, detailing dysfunction in the U.S. government’s management of…

Updated : Dec 09, 2019 in Research Articles

Inspired by the Brain

Researchers at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology and TowerJazz have developed a revolutionary technology that can turn TowerJazz's commercial flash memory components into…

Updated : Dec 09, 2019 in Announcement

Wake Forest Baptist Awarded Federal Grant for Study Aimed at Predicting, Reducing Dropout Rates in Pediatric Weight-loss Programs

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Dec. 9, 2019 – The National Institute of Nursing Research, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded Wake Forest Baptist…

Updated : Dec 09, 2019 in Announcement

Strategic Plan Approved by Board of Trustees

Sioux Falls, South Dakota — Augustana University announced today that its Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve a new strategic plan – Viking Bold: The…

Updated : Dec 09, 2019 in Research Articles

Even light alcohol consumption linked to higher cancer risk in Japan

In a study conducted in Japan, even light to moderate alcohol consumption was associated with elevated cancer risks. In the study published early online in CANCER,…

Updated : Dec 09, 2019 in Research Articles

Study: Favorable Environments for Large Hail Increasing Across U.S.

ALBANY, N.Y. (Dec. 9, 2019) – A group of atmospheric scientists have uncovered an environmental footprint that could help explain why the cost of hailstorm…

Updated : Dec 09, 2019 in Research Articles

Yale Cancer Center study highlights challenges for care of AML patients during initial chemotherapy

Orlando, FL — A new study by Yale Cancer Center (YCC) researchers shows understanding treatment patterns for patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is vital…

Updated : Dec 09, 2019 in Research Articles

Regional trends in overdose deaths reveal multiple opioid epidemics, according to new study

AMES, Iowa – The United States is suffering from several different simultaneous opioid epidemics, rather than just a single crisis, according to an academic study…

Updated : Dec 09, 2019 in Research Articles

Climate change and the threat to global breadbaskets

The findings of a new IIASA study show that these breadbaskets, the geographical areas responsible for growing much of the world’s food, are at risk…

Updated : Dec 09, 2019 in Announcement

AAO and ASCRS Launch Ophthovation™ Joint Venture to Deliver Next Generation of Business Innovation Conferences

SAN FRANCISCO – Dec. 9, 2019 – Two of the world’s largest ophthalmic organizations have finalized their joint venture Ophthovation™ to develop business conferences that…

Updated : Dec 09, 2019 in Research Articles

Highlighting the importance and vulnerability of the world’s water towers

Mountains and highlands are often referred to as natural “water towers” because they provide lowland communities with essential freshwater for drinking, irrigation, industry, food, and…

Updated : Dec 09, 2019 in Research Articles

Pioneering research gives fresh insight into 1 of the pivotal building blocks of life

Pioneering research gives fresh insight into one of the pivotal building blocks of life The quest to better understand how genomic information is read has…

Updated : Dec 09, 2019 in Feature

Holiday Tips for Caregivers of Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Family caregivers and people with dementia or Alzheimer's disease are at risk for increased stress during the holidays – but holiday visits can be a…

Updated : Dec 06, 2019 in Announcement

Deadline extended for nominations: The Endocrine Society’s Award for Excellence in Science and Medical Journalism

Journalists have a few extra days to enter the 13th annual Award for Excellence in Science and Medical Journalism. Entries will be accepted through Friday, December 13,…

Updated : Dec 06, 2019 in Feature Expert

Antonino Miceli: Then and Now

WHAT DID THE 2010 EARLY CAREER AWARD ALLOW YOU TO DO? X-ray spectroscopy is akin to watching a colorful fireworks display on the 4th of…