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…

Updated : Jun 28, 2019 in Feature

Highly Elastic and Self-Healing Protein Crystals

The Science Scientists created crystals that can stretch and then shrink back to their original state. They built the new form of material by chemically…

Updated : Jun 28, 2019 in Research Articles

Super-stretchy, Self-healing, Tunable Polymers

The Science A novel self-healing material stretches up to 5,600 percent. The team controlled the polymer’s super-elastic and self-healing properties by tuning its rubbery segments…

Updated : Jun 28, 2019 in Announcement

CANCER RESEARCH INSTITUTE AND CHORDOMA FOUNDATION PARTNER TO ADVANCE IMMUNOTHERAPY RESEARCH IN RARE CANCER

NEW YORK and DURHAM, NC, June 28, 2019—The Cancer Research Institute (CRI) and Chordoma Foundation announced today that they have established a research partnership to…

Updated : Jun 28, 2019 in Announcement

Mount Sinai Appoints World-Renowned Urologic Reconstructive Surgeon to Join Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery

Miroslav Djordjevic, MD, PhD, an internationally renowned surgeon and a world authority on surgery for transgender individuals, has joined the Mount Sinai Health System as…

Updated : Jun 28, 2019 in Announcement

Meridian Health Foundation Announces Addition of Jacqueline M. Bartley-Oxley, J.D., Vice President for Development

Neptune, NJ – June 28, 2019 – Hackensack Meridian Health Meridian Health Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of Jacqueline M. Bartley-Oxley, J.D., as…

Updated : Jun 28, 2019 in Policy

Physicians Strongly Support House Effort to Protect Patients from Surprise Bills

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Out of the Middle, a coalition of leading health care providers, applauds today’s introduction of the bipartisan Protecting People from Surprise Medical…

Updated : Jun 28, 2019 in Announcement

$1 Million Gift Made to Southern Ocean Medical Center

Manahawkin, NJ – June 28, 2019 – The Hackensack Meridian Health Southern Ocean Medical Center Foundation is pleased to announce a gift of $1 million from…

Updated : Jun 27, 2019 in Research Articles

Researchers Cook Up Chemical Reactions in Primordial Soup

In the 1950s, when chemist Stanley Miller created the experiment that would eventually bear his name – the Miller-Urey experiment – he was trying to…

Updated : Jun 27, 2019 in Research Articles

UC San Diego Chemists Take Aim at Drug Predictions

As many American consumers know, “pharma” means the big business of drug therapy. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, drug discovery is no…

Updated : Jun 27, 2019 in Announcement

UAH, Wichita State enter aerospace project agreement

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (June 26, 2019) – The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate on aerospace projects…

Updated : Jun 27, 2019 in Research Articles

Advertencia de un experto: Tratamiento de sofocos y sudores nocturnos sin hormonas

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona: ¿No es posible recurrir a las hormonas? No hay ningún problema. Esa es la manera como la Dra. Jewel Kling de la División…

Updated : Jun 27, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Rutgers Professor Can Discuss Cyanobacteria Blooms in New Jersey

New Brunswick, N.J. (June 27, 2019) – With cyanobacteria blooming in much of Lake Hopatcong – New Jersey’s largest lake – Rutgers Cooperative Extension Agent…

Updated : Jun 27, 2019 in Policy

AACI Endorses Call for Elimination of HPV-Related Cancers

Today, the Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI) joined the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), Biden Cancer Initiative, and Moffitt Cancer Center to host…

Updated : Jun 27, 2019 in Research Articles

Novel Electrodes Enhance Battery Capacity

The Science Electric cars and other mobile uses could use fast-charging batteries that pack a lot of energy in a small space. Now, a team…

Updated : Jun 27, 2019 in Expert Pitch

WashU Expert: SCOTUS gerrymandering decision tremendous loss for democratic process

The Supreme Court’s June 27 decision to kill all federal constitutional complaints about partisan gerrymandering is a tremendous loss for our democratic process, says a…

Updated : Jun 27, 2019 in Research Articles

New Study Examines the Association of Naloxone Coprescription Laws with Naloxone Prescription Dispensing

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 28, 2019) – In a new study published in JAMA Network Open, University of Kentucky researchers, in collaboration with researchers from Ferris State University, examined…

Updated : Jun 27, 2019 in Research Articles

How Does ‘Supportive Touch’ Reduce Pain? Study Reveals Changes in Brain Activity

June 27, 2019  – Holding hands with a romantic partner – a form of "supportive touch" – reduces pain-specific signal in the brain of women…

Updated : Jun 27, 2019 in Announcement

Hayhoe Named to National Museum of Natural History Advisory Board

Katharine Hayhoe, co-director of the Texas Tech University Climate Center and a professor in the Department of Political Science in the College of Arts &…

Updated : Jun 27, 2019 in Research Articles

LGBTQ Asian Americans seen as more ‘American’

The fastest-growing racial group in the United States — Asian Americans — is also one that is consistently perceived as “foreign.” But for Asian Americans…

Updated : Jun 27, 2019 in Expert Pitch

UW social work professor studies health, social isolation of LGBTQ seniors

Research shows that LGBTQ older adults are at higher risk for many chronic medical conditions, yet are also resilient and proactive when it comes to…

Updated : Jun 27, 2019 in Announcement

Ten UIC students selected for Schweitzer fellowships

Ten students from the University of Illinois at Chicago have been selected for the distinguished Schweitzer Fellowship, a year-long service learning program that helps address the health…

Updated : Jun 27, 2019 in Feature

Pilot study in smart systems launched as part of Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship

A pilot study involving academic and industry collaborators in smart systems has been initiated by Vittal Prabhu, professor in the Harold and Inge Marcus Department…