Updated : Jan 23, 2020 in Research Articles

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…

Updated : Jan 23, 2020 in Research Articles

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…

Updated : Jan 23, 2020 in Research Articles

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…

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…

Updated : Jan 23, 2020 in Research Articles

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…

Updated : Jan 23, 2020 in Research Articles

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…

Updated : Jan 23, 2020 in Research Articles

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…

Updated : Jan 23, 2020 in Research Articles

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…

Updated : Jan 23, 2020 in Research Articles

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 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…

Updated : Jan 23, 2020 in Research Articles

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…

Updated : Jan 23, 2020 in Research Articles

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…

Updated : Jan 22, 2020 in Research Articles

Researchers Reverse HIV Latency, Important Scientific Step Toward Cure

CHAPEL HILL, NC – January 22, 2020 – Approximately 38 million people are infected with HIV worldwide, about 1.1 million people in the United States.…

Updated : Jan 22, 2020 in Research Articles

Community-based counselors help mitigate grief, stress among children orphaned in East Africa

A first-of-its-kind clinical trial involving more than 600 children in Kenya and Tanzania, in which community members were trained to deliver mental health treatment, showed…

Updated : Jan 22, 2020 in Research Articles

Collaboration reveals potential new therapy for osteoarthritis

ITHACA, N.Y. – Osteoarthritis affects 240 million people worldwide and is one of the most common causes of disability in both humans and animals. Currently, no…

Updated : Jan 22, 2020 in Research Articles

Most Rehabilitating Sea Turtles with Infectious Tumors Don’t Survive

Caused by a herpesvirus, fibropapillomatosis (FP) is the most significant infectious disease affecting sea turtle populations worldwide. It is widespread in warmer climates like Florida, where…

Updated : Jan 22, 2020 in Research Articles

Hope for patients with a rare genetic condition linked to severe infections

A team of researchers at CHU Sainte-Justine and Université de Montréal has shed light on the mechanisms that underlie a rare genetic condition by creating…

Updated : Jan 22, 2020 in Research Articles

Helping roadside soils bounce back after construction

January 22, 2020 – Everyone hates road construction, even the soils and bodies of water around the roads. Paved roads can’t absorb water, so that…

Updated : Jan 22, 2020 in Research Articles

Program reduces narcotic prescriptions after surgery with over-the-counter pain medicine

Surgeons at Houston Methodist Hospital are stemming the tide of addiction to prescription opioids by managing patients’ pain after surgery. By using long-acting local anesthetics…

Updated : Jan 22, 2020 in Research Articles

A heart-healthy protein from bran of cereal crop

Foxtail millet is an annual grass grown widely as a cereal crop in parts of India, China and Southeast Asia. Milling the grain removes the…

Updated : Jan 22, 2020 in Research Articles

Urine reuse as fertilizer is not likely to transfer antibiotic resistance

Urine is a goldmine of useful substances that can be captured and converted into products such as fertilizer. However, going “green” with urine carries some…

Updated : Jan 21, 2020 in Research Articles

Rising global temperatures turn northern permafrost region into significant carbon source

Permafrost, the perennially frozen subsoil in Earth’s northernmost regions, has been collecting and storing plant and animal matter since long before the last Ice Age.…

Updated : Jan 21, 2020 in Research Articles

International Research Team Confirms Potential Glioblastoma Inhibitors

After diagnosis, only thirty percent of glioblastoma (an aggressive brain cancer) patients have survived more than two years. However, San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) Research…

Updated : Jan 21, 2020 in Research Articles

Study takes on e-cigarette warning ‘paradox’

ITHACA, N.Y. – As controversy swirls around the vaping industry, a team of Cornell researchers has set out to help regulators identify the most effective health…

Updated : Jan 21, 2020 in Research Articles

Vitamin C-B1-Steroid Combo Linked to Lower Septic Shock Mortality in Kids

Treating septic shock in children with a combination of intravenous vitamin C, vitamin B1 and hydrocortisone (a commonly used steroid) is associated with lower mortality,…

Updated : Jan 21, 2020 in Research Articles

New method breaks the reciprocity of light propagation

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A novel method to prevent light from reflecting back in optical devices could allow advancements in several scientific fields, including optical…

Updated : Jan 20, 2020 in Research Articles

Nearly 9 in 10 parents say teens spend too much time gaming but many mistaken about child’s video game behavior

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Eighty-six percent of parents agree that teens spend too much time gaming, but many may be mistaken about the extent of…

Updated : Jan 17, 2020 in Research Articles

Scurvy is still a thing in Canada

Scurvy is still a thing in Canada HAMILTON, ON (Jan. 17, 2019) – Scurvy, the debilitating condition remembered as a disease of pirates, is still…

Updated : Jan 17, 2020 in Research Articles

New dog, old tricks? Stray dogs can understand human cues

If you have a dog, hopefully you're lucky enough to know that they are highly attuned to their owners and can readily understand a wide…

Updated : Jan 17, 2020 in Research Articles

Human fetal lungs harbor a microbiome signature

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The lungs and placentas of fetuses in the womb — as young as 11 weeks after conception — already show a bacterial…

Updated : Jan 17, 2020 in Research Articles

Spider-Man-Style Robotic Graspers Defy Gravity

WASHINGTON, January 17, 2020 -- Specially designed vacuum suction units allow humans to climb walls. Scientists have developed a suction unit that can be used…

Updated : Jan 17, 2020 in Research Articles

Acid reflux drugs may have negative side effects for breast cancer survivors

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Acid reflux drugs that are sometimes recommended to ease stomach problems during cancer treatment may have an unintended side effect: impairment of…

Updated : Jan 17, 2020 in Research Articles

Study: Critical Care Improvements May Differ Depending on Hospital’s Patient Population

Boston, Mass. – Racial disparities have previously been identified across a range of health care environments, sometimes extending into the highest levels of care. A…

Updated : Jan 17, 2020 in Research Articles

Study: Neuron Found in Mice Could Have Implications for Effective Diet Drugs

Ever eaten something, gotten sick and then didn’t want to eat that food again because of how it made you feel? That’s because a signal…

Updated : Jan 17, 2020 in Research Articles

Green in tooth and claw

Go ahead, take a big bite. Hard plant foods may have made up a larger part of early human ancestors’ diet than currently presumed, according…

Updated : Jan 17, 2020 in Research Articles

Putting the ‘lazy eye’ to work

Irvine, Calif., Jan. 16, 2020 — When University of California, Irvine neurobiologist Carey Y.L. Huh, Ph.D., set her sights on discovering more about amblyopia, she…

Updated : Jan 17, 2020 in Research Articles

Domestic Mallards Gone Wild

A recent study published in the journal Molecular Ecology presents significant findings related to the genetic makeup of two North American iconic ducks: mallards and…

Updated : Jan 16, 2020 in Research Articles

UTSW researchers uncover new vulnerability in kidney cancer

DALLAS – Jan. 16, 2020 – A UT Southwestern researcher led a team that identified a new vulnerability in kidney tumors, the 10th most common cause of…

Updated : Jan 16, 2020 in Research Articles

New hospital-based data contradicts HUD estimates on homelessness

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago report that in Illinois hospital visits associated with homelessness have tripled since 2011. Their findings, which are published in…

Updated : Jan 16, 2020 in Research Articles

AgriLife Research develops tropical hibiscus hybrids ready for market

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, [email protected]  Contact: Dariusz Malinowski, 940-552-9941, [email protected]                  Winter-hardy hibiscus cultivars are what initially attracted Dariusz Malinowski, Ph.D., Texas A&M…

Updated : Jan 16, 2020 in Research Articles

Are bigger brains better?

UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS * Michigan State University * 408 W. Circle Drive * East Lansing, MI * 48824 Contact: Andrew Bender, College of Human Medicine, (517)…

Updated : Jan 16, 2020 in Research Articles

Diverse cropping systems don’t increase carbon storage compared to corn-soybean rotations

AMES, Iowa – Integrating perennial crops into corn and soybean rotations doesn’t consistently increase the ability of soils to store carbon, according to a new…

Updated : Jan 16, 2020 in Research Articles

Cancer study may accidentally help researchers create usable blood stem cells

A massive research effort over more than a quarter century has tried to make personalized blood stem cells for use in treating leukemias, among many…

Updated : Jan 16, 2020 in Research Articles

Engineered mosquitoes cannot be infected with or transmit any dengue virus

Genetically engineered mosquitoes are resistant to multiple types of dengue virus (DENV), according to a study published January 16 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Prasad…

Updated : Jan 16, 2020 in Research Articles

Hackensack University Medical Center Participated in Nationwide Study that Finds Three Medications are Safe and Effective in Treating Life-Threatening Seizures

January 16, 2020 – Hackensack, NJ – Hackensack University Medical Center researchers in Emergency Medicine participated in a nationwide study published in the New England…

Updated : Jan 16, 2020 in Research Articles

Nanomaterial “twist” could boost next-gen electronics

Just add sulfur. Nebraska engineers Peter and Eli Sutter have shown that the elemental condiment can spice up a nanomaterial sandwich by putting a literal…

Updated : Jan 16, 2020 in Research Articles

What’s MER? It’s a way to measure quantum materials, and it’s telling us new and interesting things

Experimental physicists have combined several measurements of quantum materials into one in their ongoing quest to learn more about manipulating and controlling the behavior of…

Updated : Jan 16, 2020 in Research Articles

Fossil is the oldest-known scorpion

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Scientists studying fossils collected 35 years ago have identified them as the oldest-known scorpion species, a prehistoric animal from about 437 million…

Updated : Jan 16, 2020 in Research Articles

Study weighs deep-sea mining’s impact on microbes

The essential roles that microbes play in deep-sea ecosystems are at risk from the potential environmental impacts of mining, found a new paper by researchers at Bigelow…

Updated : Jan 16, 2020 in Research Articles

Sepsis Associated with 1 in 5 Deaths Globally, Double Previous Estimate

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 16, 2020 – Twice as many people as previously believed are dying of sepsis worldwide, according to an analysis published today in The…