Updated : Jun 27, 2019 in Announcement

U.S. Department of Energy Renews Midwest Integrated Center for Computational Materials

DOE seeks to accelerate design of new materials through high-performance computing The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that, over the next four years, it…

Updated : Jun 27, 2019 in Research Articles

A new normal: Study explains universal pattern in fossil record

Throughout life's history on earth, biological diversity has gone through ebbs and flows -- periods of rapid evolution and of dramatic extinctions. We know this,…

Updated : Jun 27, 2019 in Announcement

New Open-Access, Peer-Reviewed, Video Journal: Neurosurgical Focus: Video

New Open-Access, Peer-Reviewed, Video Journal: Neurosurgical Focus: Video Charlottesville, June 27, 2019. The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and its scholarly publication division, the…

Updated : Jun 26, 2019 in Research Articles

Is More Weight Protective? Weight Gain and High BMI Linked to Lower Risk of ALS

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE UNTIL 4 P.M. ET, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2019Media Contacts:Renee Tessman, [email protected], (612) 928-6137Angharad Chester-Jones, [email protected], (612) 928-6169  Is More Weight Protective? Weight…

Updated : Jun 26, 2019 in Research Articles

Honeybees Infect Wild Bumblebees—Through Shared Flowers

Many species of wild bumblebees are in decline—and new research shows that diseases spread by domestic honeybees may be a major culprit. Several of the…

Updated : Jun 26, 2019 in Research Articles

A new normal: Study explains universal pattern in fossil record

Throughout life’s history on earth, biological diversity has gone through ebbs and flows — periods of rapid evolution and of dramatic extinctions. We know this,…

Updated : Jun 26, 2019 in Announcement

Sandia Labs to double assistance to small businesses

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories will be doubling the amount of technical assistance it provides to small businesses, following legislation signed into New Mexico…

Updated : Jun 26, 2019 in Research Articles

First snapshots of trapped CO2 molecules shed new light on carbon capture

Menlo Park, Calif. — Scientists from the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have taken the first images of carbon dioxide…

Updated : Jun 26, 2019 in Research Articles

New Animal Study Adds to Evidence of Parkinson’s Disease Origins in the Gut

WATCH NOW: New Animal Study Adds to Evidence of Parkinson’s Disease Origins in the Gut In experiments in mice, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they…

Updated : Jun 26, 2019 in Research Articles

Researchers discover more than 50 lakes beneath the Greenland Ice Sheet

Researchers have discovered 56 previously uncharted subglacial lakes beneath the Greenland Ice Sheet bringing the total known number of lakes to 60. Although these lakes…

Updated : Jun 26, 2019 in Research Articles

Lessons from Columbine: New technology provides insight during active shooter situations

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Run, hide, fight. It has become a mantra for how to act during an active shooter situation. The idea is to…

Updated : Jun 26, 2019 in Announcement

Tufts adds new solar energy systems, expands its commitment to clean energy

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (June 26, 2019) – Two new roof-mounted solar photovoltaic installations on buildings located on the Medford/Somerville campus of Tufts University will generate 161,000…

Updated : Jun 26, 2019 in Research Articles

Heart Risk Raised By Sitting in Front of the TV, Not By Sitting at Work, Finds Study

NEW YORK, NY (June 26, 2019)—Sitting for long periods of time has been linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease and early death, but a…

Updated : Jun 26, 2019 in Research Articles

Injury More Likely Due to Abuse When Child Was With Male Caregiver

Over 1,700 children die from child abuse each year in the U.S., and far more sustain injuries that result in hospitalization. These deaths and severe…

Updated : Jun 25, 2019 in Announcement

Smithsonian Launches Transcription of Audio Collections

The Smithsonian Transcription Center now invites members of the public to transcribe digitized audio collections from across the Smithsonian. The program, “TC Sound,” is the…

Updated : Jun 25, 2019 in Research Articles

Does Hypertension Pose a Health Risk to Older Adults Who Wish to Donate a Kidney?

Highlights Among older living kidney donors, those with hypertension had higher risk of developing kidney failure through 15 years after donation; however, the absolute risk…

Updated : Jun 25, 2019 in Research Articles

By Cannibalizing Nearby Stromal Stem Cells, Some Breast Cancer Cells Gain Invasion Advantage

It’s a you-are-what-you-eat story starring breast cancer cells. Researchers at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center and U-M College of Engineering have found that…

Updated : Jun 25, 2019 in Research Articles

Which Climates Are Best for Passive Cooling Technologies?

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 25, 2019 -- A group of University of California­, San Diego researchers set out to gain a better understanding of the thermal…

Updated : Jun 25, 2019 in Research Articles

Video Games Offer Clues to Help Curb Animal Disease Outbreaks

Strengthening biosecurity is widely considered the best strategy to reduce the devastating impact of disease outbreaks in the multi-billion-dollar global swine industry, but successfully doing…

Updated : Jun 25, 2019 in Research Articles

Women’s Health Issues Addresses Sex and Gender Differences in Veterans’ Health

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 25, 2019) — A new supplement to the peer-reviewed journal Women’s Health Issues, sponsored by the Cooperative Studies Program of the Veterans…

Updated : Jun 25, 2019 in Research Articles

Artificial Intelligence Could be ‘Game Changer’ in Detecting, Managing Alzheimer’s Disease

Worldwide, about 44 million people are living with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or a related form of dementia. Although 82 percent of seniors in the United…

Updated : Jun 25, 2019 in Feature

Two different cannabis compounds make a difference in how much alcohol someone drinks

Alcohol and cannabis are commonly used together, and their co-use has public health implications. A preliminary study looked at the effects of two cannabinoids –…

Updated : Jun 25, 2019 in Feature

Drinking context has a significant impact on perception of alcohol effects

Alcohol is a complicated beverage; it can have stimulating, sedating, and various subjective effects. Theseeffects can, in turn, predict future drinking behavior as well as…

Updated : Jun 25, 2019 in Policy

Reauthorization of PAHPA Builds Foundation for Public Health Readiness

The reauthorization of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act signed by the president Monday includes measures that are critical to ensure that our nation has…

Updated : Jun 25, 2019 in Feature

‘M-RISE’ Research Program Aims to Prevent Brain Damage Caused by Cardiac Arrest

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - For the more than 350,000 Americans that experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest each year, less than 1 in 10 of those treated will survive with…

Updated : Jun 25, 2019 in Research Articles

Study Snapshot: Missed Exams and Lost Opportunities: Who Could Gain from Expanded College Admission Testing?

For Immediate Release: June 25, 2019 Contact:Tony Pals, [email protected](202) 238-3235, (202) 288-9333 (cell) Collin Boylin, [email protected](202) 238-3233, (860) 490-8326 (cell) Study Snapshot: Missed Exams and Lost Opportunities:Who Could…

Updated : Jun 25, 2019 in Feature Expert

Four approaches to understanding and moving beyond dysfunctional deliberation

AMES, Iowa – It may feel like we have reached an impasse in the debate over divisive issues such as gun violence, climate change and…

Updated : Jun 25, 2019 in Research Articles

No cell is an island

LA JOLLA, CA – Sorting through individual immune cells is a handy way to see how the body responds to disease. For years, researchers around…

Updated : Jun 25, 2019 in Research Articles

Cholesterol medication could invite diabetes, study suggests

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A study of thousands of patients’ health records found that those who were prescribed cholesterol-lowering statins had at least double the risk…

Updated : Jun 25, 2019 in Research Articles

Researchers Study Healthy ALS Neurons as Way to Understand Resistance to the Disease

Although largely paralyzed, ALS patients can communicate through eye-tracking devices because they retain eye movement until the disease’s late stages. Yet, how some motor neurons…

Updated : Jun 25, 2019 in Research Articles

Employees Who Also Serve as Unpaid Caregivers of Elderly Relatives Struggle with Unmet Workplace Needs and Job Interference

People who care for their parents outside of their full-time jobs — and are unpaid for their help — experience considerable disruption of their workplace routines.…

Updated : Jun 25, 2019 in Feature Expert

Four New Rutgers Sweet Basil Varieties are Available to Home Gardeners

Four new sweet basil varieties resistant to downy mildew disease – which destroys leaves and has been the bane of basil growers for a decade…

Updated : Jun 25, 2019 in Research Articles

Boise State Scientists Develop New Method to Extract Cyanide from Meteorites

Meteorites long have been mysterious and awe inspiring for human beings, but research conducted at Boise State University illustrates a new source of fascination: researchers…

Updated : Jun 25, 2019 in Research Articles

Cooling with the sun

Every now and so often heating something up is unavoidable. Potato soup or risotto, tomato sauce or chocolate pudding – all unfeasible without heat. A…

Updated : Jun 25, 2019 in Research Articles

Blood Test Predicts Stroke Risk in Patients with Diabetes

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Having diabetes is a risk factor for many other health conditions, including stroke. “Every 40 seconds an American has a stroke,”…

Updated : Jun 25, 2019 in Expert Pitch

As ‘Orange is the New Black’ Ends, UNLV Professor Explores How Conditions Have Changed for Incarcerated Women

The Litchfield Correctional Facility in upstate New York might be the fictitious background of Netflix’s hit series “Orange is the New Black.” But the stories…

Updated : Jun 25, 2019 in Research Articles

Scientists show how one cause of weak enamel unfolds on the molecular level

Scientists have shown how a tiny flaw in a protein results in damaged enamel that is prone to decay, according to a new study published…

Updated : Jun 25, 2019 in Research Articles

Shorter Rotations in Intensive Care Units Mitigate Burnout Among Physicians

PHILADELPHIA – Shortening the length of rotations in a medical intensive care unit (MICU) from the traditional 14-consecutive day schedule to only seven days helps…

Updated : Jun 24, 2019 in Research Articles

Applying the Goldilocks Principle to DNA Structure

The Goldilocks of fairy-tale fame knew something about porridge. It needed to be just right—neither too hot nor too cold. Same with furniture—neither too hard…

Updated : Jun 24, 2019 in Feature Expert

Cover up to reduce the risk of short- and long-term skin damage from the sun’s UV rays

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – June 24, 2019 – Whenever you’re outdoors this summer, be sure to take steps to prevent solar erythema, the acute cutaneous reaction…

Updated : Jun 24, 2019 in Feature

Deep Learning Reveals Mysteries of Deep Space

The Science How do you determine the measurable “things” that describe the nature of our universe? To answer that question, researchers used CosmoFlow, a deep…

Updated : Jun 24, 2019 in Policy

Defending America From Foreign Election Interference

The Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election—designed, according to the U.S. intelligence community, to hurt Hillary Rodham Clinton and help Donald J. Trump—was an unprecedented…

Updated : Jun 24, 2019 in Feature

Berkeley Lab’s John Shalf Ponders the Future of HPC Architectures

What will scientific computing at scale look like in 2030? With the impending demise of Moore’s Law, there are still more questions than answers for…

Updated : Jun 24, 2019 in Feature

Treasures from site of John the Baptist’s martyrdom brought to new light through Mississippi State’s Cobb Institute of Archaeology

Contact: Allison Matthews STARKVILLE, Miss.—When Mississippi State’s founding director of the Cobb Institute of Archaeology first saw the ancient site of Machaerus—the place in modern-day…

Updated : Jun 24, 2019 in Announcement

Research to Prevent Blindness and Partners Award $1.2 Million In Grants for Novel AMD Research

New York, NY, June 24, 2019 — Research to Prevent Blindness, with its partners, the American Macular Degeneration Foundation (AMDF) and the International Retinal Research…

Updated : Jun 24, 2019 in Feature

AASLD Foundation Invests $3.42 Million in Liver Disease Research and Career Development

  American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Foundation Announces Funding of $3.42 Million in Liver Disease Research and Career Development Awards    …

Updated : Jun 24, 2019 in Announcement

NASA Makes Dual Investment in Ocean Worlds Research at WHOI

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will invest in a major new research program headquartered at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) that pulls…

Updated : Jun 24, 2019 in Announcement

UTHealth program earns accreditation from the Adult Congenital Heart Association

Congenital heart disease, which used to be considered a death sentence, is now a managed disease for adults thanks to advances in medicine and specialized…

Updated : Jun 24, 2019 in Policy

Physicians, Health Providers and Researchers Call on Presidential Candidates to Back Funding, Preparedness and Evidence-based Responses to Infectious Diseases, HIV

  In a bipartisan-aimed petition, more than 500 members of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, its HIV Medicine Association and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases…

Updated : Jun 24, 2019 in Announcement

PhRMA Foundation Announces the 2019 Value Assessment Challenge Award Recipients

(June 25, 2019) The PhRMA Foundation announced today the winners of the 2019 Value Assessment Challenge Awards. Designed to encourage innovative approaches in defining and…