Updated : Jul 01, 2019 in Research Articles

Older Adults Benefit from Community Food and Nutrition Programs

CHICAGO – Older adults benefit from participating in community-based food and nutrition programs that enable them to remain healthy and independent, according to an updated…

Updated : Jul 01, 2019 in Research Articles

Building up an appetite for a new kind of grub

Edible insects could be a key ingredient to avoiding a global food crisis, according to a new report, but there are significant barriers to overcome…

Updated : Jul 01, 2019 in Announcement

National Cancer Institute Awards $1.6 Million Grant to Wake Forest Baptist toTest iPad Colon Cancer Screening App National Cancer Institute Awards $1.6 Million Grant to Wake Forest Baptist toTest iPad Colon Cancer Screening App National Can

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – July 1, 2019 -- Doctors know that screening for colorectal cancer reduces mortality. However, more than one-third of age-eligible Americans go unscreened…

Updated : Jul 01, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Rutgers Polling Expert Available to Discuss NJ Budget

New Brunswick, N.J. (July 1, 2019) – Rutgers pollster Ashley Koning is available to comment on Gov. Phil Murphy signing a $38.7 billion state budget…

Updated : Jul 01, 2019 in Research Articles

Physicists use light waves to accelerate supercurrents, enable ultrafast quantum computing

AMES, Iowa – Jigang Wang patiently explained his latest discovery in quantum control that could lead to superfast computing based on quantum mechanics: He mentioned…

Updated : Jul 01, 2019 in Research Articles

Space Weather causes years of radiation damage to satellites using electric propulsion

The use of electric propulsion for raising satellites into geostationary orbit can result in significant solar cell degradation according to a new study. The extended…

Updated : Jul 01, 2019 in Research Articles

What makes a good excuse work? A Cambridge philosopher may have the answer

We've all done it, offered an excuse for our poor behaviour or rude reactions to others in the heat of the moment, after a long…

Updated : Jul 01, 2019 in Research Articles

Low vitamin D at birth raises risk of higher blood pressure in kids

DALLAS, July 1, 2019 -- Vitamin D deficiency from birth to early childhood was associated with an increased risk of elevated blood pressure in later…

Updated : Jul 01, 2019 in Research Articles

Well-meaning climate measures can make matters worse

Lifestyle changes can reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and help protect nature. While some actions offer great potential, some aren't as effective as we think…

Updated : Jul 01, 2019 in Announcement

Alexander Triantis Named Dean of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

Johns Hopkins University has named Alexander Triantis to serve as the third dean of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School starting August 15. Triantis is…

Updated : Jul 01, 2019 in Research Articles

Noninvasive test improves detection of aggressive prostate cancer

A team of researchers from UCLA and the University of Toronto have identified a new biomarker found in urine that can help detect aggressive prostate…

Updated : Jul 01, 2019 in Announcement

American Society of Anesthesiologists Announces New Industry Supporter Heron Therapeutics

CHICAGO – The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) today announced Heron Therapeutics, Inc., a developer of novel, pharmaceutical treatments to reduce postsurgical pain and for…

Updated : Jul 01, 2019 in Research Articles

UCI, UC Merced: California forest die-off caused by depletion of deep-soil water

Irvine, Calif., July 1, 2019 – A catastrophic forest die-off in California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range in 2015-2016 was caused by the inability of trees…

Updated : Jul 01, 2019 in Announcement

Association of American Cancer Institutes to Recognize NCI Acting Director for Scientific Achievements

Douglas R. Lowy, MD, acting director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), will receive the AACI Distinguished Scientist Award on October 21, during the 2019…

Updated : Jul 01, 2019 in Research Articles

Scientist maps CO2 emissions for entire Los Angeles Basin to help improve environmental policymaking

As the threat of climate change grows—and with it, the specter of more extreme conditions such as wildfires, droughts and tropical storms—cities throughout the U.S.…

Updated : Jul 01, 2019 in Announcement

Tulane researcher to study trauma intervention in mothers and children

A Tulane University researcher will study the effectiveness of an intervention to address trauma in mothers and their children as part of a four-year grant…

Updated : Jul 01, 2019 in Expert Pitch

The blinding truth: Expert available to discuss eye injuries related to fireworks

With July 4 approaching, many hospitals and eye trauma centers will likely see an influx of eye injuries related to fireworks mishaps. UAB Ophthalmologist Tyler Hall…

Updated : Jul 01, 2019 in Research Articles

‘Committed’ CO2 emissions jeopardize international climate goals, UCI-led study finds

Irvine, Calif., July 1, 2019 – The nations that have signed agreements to stabilize the global mean temperature by 2050 will fail to meet their…

Updated : Jul 01, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Today’s gifts from the 1969 moon walk

For the 50th anniversary of the first American moon walk, Jean Creighton can discuss the 1969 lunar landing and trace the contributions that went into…

Updated : Jul 01, 2019 in Research Articles

Researchers Identify New Way to Make Cancer Self-Destruct

PHILADELPHIA – For years, researchers have been trying to target a gene called MYC that is known to drive tumor growth in multiple cancer types…

Updated : Jul 01, 2019 in Research Articles

Mutation Discovery Leads to Precise Treatment for Child with Severe Lymphatic Disorder

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE Until Monday, July 1, 2019, 11 a.m. Eastern U.S. time   Contact: Natalie Solimeo Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (856) 261-8090 (cell), (267)…

Updated : Jul 01, 2019 in Research Articles

Protein Clumps in ALS Neurons Provide Potential Target for New Therapies

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurological condition that affects motor neurons — the nerve cells that control breathing and muscles. Under a microscope, researchers…

Updated : Jul 01, 2019 in Research Tip Sheet

Story tips from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, July 2019

Materials—Soft drink science  Oak Ridge National Laboratory has teamed with Cornell College and the University of Tennessee to study ways to repurpose waste soft drinks…

Updated : Jul 01, 2019 in Research Articles

Researchers develop new, low-cost method to create thin film electrodes for supercapacitors

Researchers at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock have developed a new and inexpensive method to fabricate thin film electrode materials for supercapacitors that…

Updated : Jul 01, 2019 in Feature

Advances in plasma and fusion science over the past year are described in Quest, PPPL’s annual research magazine

From helping the nation’s power grid to advancing the creation of “a star in a jar” for a virtually endless supply of electric power, scientists…

Updated : Jul 01, 2019 in Research Articles

Personalized medicine software vulnerability uncovered by Sandia researchers

LIVERMORE, Calif. — A weakness in one common open source software for genomic analysis left DNA-based medical diagnostics vulnerable to cyberattacks. Researchers at Sandia National…

Updated : Jul 01, 2019 in Research Articles

Benzodiazepine Use with Opioids Intensifies Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Babies born after being exposed to both opioids and benzodiazepines before birth are more likely to have severe drug withdrawal, requiring medications like morphine for…

Updated : Jul 01, 2019 in Feature

Inside Pediatrics Podcast: What Expectant Moms Should Know About CMV

It's the leading cause of hearing loss (non-genetic) among newborn babies, but more than 91 percent of women don't even know about CMV (Cytomegalovirus). Once…

Updated : Jul 01, 2019 in Feature

Traumatic brain injury brings student closer to his Shocker family

In September 2018, Sam Brickett, an aerospace engineering freshman at Wichita State University, was longboarding in the Rhatigan Student Center parking garage when he hit…

Updated : Jul 01, 2019 in Feature

Professor investigates transparent face mask to help deaf and hard of hearing patients better communicate with healthcare providers

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock faculty member is hoping to make visits to healthcare professionals easier for patients and other health workers who…

Updated : Jul 01, 2019 in Research Articles

Researchers clock DNA’s recovery time after chemotherapy

In the time it takes for an Amazon Prime delivery to arrive, cells damaged by chemotherapy can almost completely fix their most important DNA. That…

Updated : Jul 01, 2019 in Research Articles

Los Alamos National Laboratory brings 24,169 jobs, $3.1 billion to New Mexico

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., July 18, 2019 — An independent economic impact analysis has found that Los Alamos National Laboratory is responsible for creating 24,169 jobs in…

Updated : Jul 01, 2019 in Announcement

WVU chemist is a molecular architect

West Virginia University chemist Kung Wang is an architect. Not the kind that builds houses – one that designs molecules.  Wang is constructing a synthetic pathway to creating…

Updated : Jul 01, 2019 in Research Articles

Catheters: Big source of infection, but often overlooked

ANN ARBOR—Indwelling devices like catheters cause roughly 25% of hospital infections, but ongoing efforts to reduce catheter use and misuse haven't succeeded as much as…

Updated : Jul 01, 2019 in Research Articles

Shorter Courses of Proton Therapy Can Be Just as Effective as Full Courses in Treating Prostate Cancer

PHILADELPHIA – Treating prostate cancer with higher doses of proton therapy over a shorter amount of time leads to similar outcomes when compared to standard…

Updated : Jul 01, 2019 in Announcement

Johns Hopkins Research Focused on Early Stage Bladder Cancer Wins $3.2 Million Federal Grant ¬¬¬

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, the Greenberg Bladder Cancer Institute, the Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, the Brady Urological Institute, and the…

Updated : Jul 01, 2019 in Research Articles

Corals in Singapore likely to survive sea-level rise: NUS study

Global sea levels are expected to rise by at least half a metre by the year 2100 due to climate change. The projected rise can…

Updated : Jul 01, 2019 in Announcement

Penn Medicine Hospitals to be Named 2019 Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign

PHILADELPHIA – All six of Penn Medicine’s hospitals will be recognized as 2019 leaders in LGBTQ healthcare equality by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation,…

Updated : Jul 01, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Infectious disease physician can discuss back-to-school vaccinations and upcoming flu season

With back-to-school season right around the corner, children will be needing up-to-date shots before heading back to class. Dr. Lee, M.D., infectious disease physician at…

Updated : Jul 01, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Obesity? Just turn it off!

Pavel Volchkov heads the Genome Engineering Lab at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), that has several key projects, all of them involving…

Updated : Jul 01, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Obesity? Just turn it off!

Pavel Volchkov heads the Genome Engineering Lab at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), that has several key projects, all of them involving…

Updated : Jul 01, 2019 in Research Articles

Nurses’ attitudes influence sedation practices

More than half of the respondents to a recent survey of critical care nurses indicated that they believe sedation is needed to minimize patient discomfort…

Updated : Jul 01, 2019 in Research Articles

New model suggests lost continents for early Earth

A new radioactivity model of Earth’s ancient rocks calls into question current models for the formation of Earth’s continental crust, suggesting continents may have risen…

Updated : Jul 01, 2019 in Feature

Navigating Digital Disruption: A Q & A with Darden Professor Michael Lenox

INSIGHTS FROM: Michael Lenox WRITTEN BY: Gosia Glinska The Fourth Industrial Revolution has come of age. Digital technologies are pervading virtually every aspect of our…

Updated : Jul 01, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Russian Mars expert voices reservations on recent methane discovery

MOSCOW (MIPT) — The quest to find methane on Mars may well be the most exciting line of research focusing on the red planet in this century.…

Updated : Jun 28, 2019 in Announcement

Applications Now Open for PhRMA Foundation Value Assessment Research Awards

The PhRMA Foundation will again be offering funding for innovative research proposals in the area of Value Assessment in 2020. The Foundation is seeking proposals…

Updated : Jun 28, 2019 in Research Articles

دراسة تكتشف أن نقص التغذية أمر شائع عند تشخيص الداء البطني

روتشستر، مينيسوتا - يكون نقص التغذية عرضًا شائعًا لدى البالغين في وقت تشخيص الداء البطني، ويشمل ذلك نقص الفيتامينين ب-12 ود، وكذلك حمض الفوليك والحديد…

Updated : Jun 28, 2019 in Research Articles

Estudo constata que deficiências nutricionais são comuns no momento do diagnóstico da doença celíaca

ROCHESTER, Minnesota — Deficiências nutricionais, incluindo vitaminas B12 e D, assim como folato, ferro, zinco e cobre, são comuns em adultos ao serem diagnosticados com…

Updated : Jun 28, 2019 in Research Articles

New study suggests anesthesia, invasive surgery doesn’t increase Multiple Sclerosis relapse risk

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- A recent Multiple Sclerosis Journal study that included data from 281 patients and 609 surgeries suggests post-operative MS relapse risk does…

Updated : Jun 28, 2019 in Research Articles

Moments of Clarity in Dementia Patients At End of Life: Glimmers of Hope?

It happens unexpectedly: a person long thought lost to the ravages of dementia, unable to recall the events of their lives or even recognize those…