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 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 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 16, 2020 in Expert Pitch

‘Are Noncommunicable Diseases Communicable?’ Rutgers Experts Available to Discuss Paper in Science Today

New Brunswick, N.J. (Jan. 16, 2020) – Rutgers professors Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello and Martin J. Blaser are available to discuss a paper in the journal Science…

Updated : Jan 16, 2020 in Feature

MITRE Unveils Laboratory Focused on Autonomous Technology

McLean, Va., January 16, 2020—Assistive technologies in autonomous vehicles are evolving quickly and occupying more important roles in the way we work, travel, and manage…

Updated : Jan 15, 2020 in Research Articles

Are sinking soils in the Everglades related to climate change?

January 15, 2020 – Characterized by alligators, airboats, and catfish, the Everglades is a region of swampy wetlands in southern Florida. In addition to the area’s…

Updated : Jan 13, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Rutgers Expert Available to Discuss Global Fisheries Management Study

New Brunswick, N.J. (Jan. 13, 2020) – Rutgers University–New Brunswick Professor Olaf P. Jensen is available for interviews on new marine fisheries management research published in the journal…

Updated : Jan 07, 2020 in Research Articles

Genetic Differences Help Distinguish Type 1 Diabetes in Children from “Type 1.5” Diabetes in Adults

Philadelphia, January, 2020—A multi-center team of researchers led by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has discovered a genetic signature that could help distinguish an adult-onset…

Updated : Jan 06, 2020 in Research Articles

Adolescents’ view of family social standing correlates with mental health, life outcomes

NEWS  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENOTE TO EDITORS: PHOTO AVAILABLE AThttps://news.uci.edu/2020/01/06/adolescents-view-of-family-social-standing-correlates-with-mental-health-life-outcomes/  Contact:      Pat Harriman                                       Mimi Ko Cruz                    949-824-9055 …

Updated : Jan 03, 2020 in Announcement

Showcase Important Research in Neuromuscular/Electrodiagnostic Medicine

(ROCHESTER, Minnesota, Jan. 3, 2020) – The American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) is now accepting abstracts for its 2020 annual meeting in…

Updated : Jan 03, 2020 in Research Articles

Research Offers New Way to Assess an Organization’s Public Relations

Communication and marketing experts place great weight on an organization’s relationship with its public stakeholders, and a new tool allows organizations to better measure and…

Updated : Dec 19, 2019 in Research Articles

Greenland ice loss is at ‘worse-case scenario’ levels, study finds

NEWS  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENOTE TO EDITORS: PHOTO AVAILABLE AThttps://news.uci.edu/2019/12/19/greenland-ice-loss-is-at-worse-case-scenario-levels-study-finds Contact:      Brian Bell                    949-824-8249       …

Updated : Dec 17, 2019 in Research Articles

Neuroscientists reveal the basis of confirmation bias

An international research team comprising neuroscientists at Virginia Tech, University College London, and the University of London revealed brain mechanisms and functional regions that underlie…

Updated : Dec 17, 2019 in Research Articles

Research Adds New Twist to Fight Against Autoimmune Diseases

CINCINNATI – Scientists describe in Nature Immunology an entirely new molecular process in mice that triggers T cell-driven inflammation and causes different auto-immune diseases. In…

Updated : Dec 16, 2019 in Announcement

NSF awards UIC $1.5M for new data science institute

A multi-disciplinary team of University of Illinois at Chicago researchers received a three-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to form a new…

Updated : Dec 12, 2019 in Research Articles

UCI-led team releases high-precision map of Antarctic ice sheet bed topography

Irvine, Calif., Dec. 12, 2019 – A University of California, Irvine-led team of glaciologists has unveiled the most accurate portrait yet of the contours of…

Updated : Dec 11, 2019 in Announcement

CDC selects UIC for public health research network

With $3.75 million in research funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the University of Illinois at Chicago will continue its work…

Updated : Dec 11, 2019 in Research Articles

Helping plant nurseries reduce runoff

December 11, 2019 – You may have heard how excess nutrients, such as phosphorus, can run off of crop fields. This can cause harm when the…

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 06, 2019 in Research Articles

Texas A&M researchers uncover the science behind zapping bacteria with ultraviolet light

In the perennial clash between man and microbe, ultraviolet light has emerged as one of man’s powerful tools against many pathogens. Although ultraviolet light can…

Updated : Dec 05, 2019 in Research Articles

Study finds little increased risk of injury in high-intensity functional training program

ROCHESTER, Minn. ­— High-intensity group workout classes are increasingly popular at fitness centers. While research has shown that these workouts can have cardiovascular and other…

Updated : Dec 02, 2019 in Announcement

ACSESS names Nick Goeser as CEO

December 2, 2019 – The Alliance of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Science Societies (ACSESS), announced today that Nicholas J. Goeser has been named Chief Executive Officer.…

Updated : Nov 27, 2019 in Research Articles

Stem Cell Therapy Helps Broken Hearts Heal in Unexpected Way

CINCINNATI -- Stem cell therapy helps hearts recover from a heart attack, although not for the biological reasons originally proposed two decades ago that today…

Updated : Nov 27, 2019 in Research Articles

Case report: Stem cells a step toward improving motor, sensory function after spinal cord injury

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Stem cells derived from a patient's own fat offer a step toward improving — not just stabilizing — motor and sensory function…

Updated : Nov 26, 2019 in Research Articles

Can low-dose radiation therapy successfully treat Alzheimer’s disease?

A team from the Beaumont Research Institute in Royal Oak, Michigan believes low-dose radiation might be a promising treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. The researchers are…

Updated : Nov 26, 2019 in Announcement

Exploring humanity’s final frontier

The brightest minds in neuroscience came together Nov. 21 for the UCI Brain Launch Event, an interdisciplinary academic initiative set to define and expand the…

Updated : Nov 26, 2019 in Announcement

Nine UCI researchers named AAAS fellows

Irvine, Calif., Nov. 26, 2019 — Nine University of California, Irvine researchers in areas ranging from neurodevelopment and chemical synthesis to labor economics and library…

Updated : Nov 26, 2019 in Announcement

Two Rutgers Professors Named Fellows of AAAS

Two Rutgers professors have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) this year, an honor awarded to AAAS members…

Updated : Nov 22, 2019 in Research Articles

Virtual Reality Would Make Attending Therapy Easier For Stroke Survivors

Researchers have created a virtual reality clinic to make it easier for stroke survivors to attend their physical and occupational therapy sessions. Results from a…

Updated : Nov 22, 2019 in Feature

Researchers begin major study aimed at improving health equity in New Jersey

NEW BRUNSWICK (Nov. 21, 2019) — Residents of two Trenton ZIP codes can expect to live to about 74 years old on average, but in…

Updated : Nov 21, 2019 in Feature

Degree to help address nationwide demand for biomedical engineers

As nationwide demand for biomedical engineers continues to grow, Wichita State University is moving forward with a plan to create a doctoral program that would…

Updated : Nov 21, 2019 in Feature

From the farm to the feast

November 21, 2019 – As many of us rush to the store for last-minute ingredients in our favorite dishes, it’s easy to forget the full story…

Updated : Nov 20, 2019 in Expert Pitch

EPA’s proposed rule raises concerns and hinders ability to carry out its mission, says Virginia Tech data management expert

As the EPA’s controversial proposed rule, Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science, gets closer to adoption, Virginia Tech data management expert Jonathan Petters says it raises…

Updated : Nov 15, 2019 in Announcement

Dr. Shravani Mikkilineni Earns Top Honors in Ophthalmology Times® Research Scholar Program

DETROIT – Shravani Mikkilineni, M.D., MBA, resident physician in Henry Ford Health System’s Department of Ophthalmology, was recognized among the top five honorees in the…

Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Research Articles

The Invisible US Hispanic/Latino HIV Crisis: Addressing Gaps in the National Response

“In his February 5, 2019, State of the Union Address, President Trump promised to reinforce national efforts to end the US HIV/AIDS epidemic by 2030.…

Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Research Articles

Researchers study impact of contaminants in floodwaters

Last spring’s historic flooding along the Missouri and Mississippi rivers may have distributed toxic contaminants along wide flood routes. Researchers know little about how these…

Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Research Articles

Researchers Find New Role for Dopamine in Gene Transcription and Cell Proliferation

WASHINGTON (Nov. 14, 2019) – The dopamine D2 receptor has a previously unobserved role in modulating Wnt expression and control of cell proliferation, according to…

Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Announcement

Children’s National Hospital, Virginia Tech announce partnership for new Children’s National Research & Innovation Campus

Children’s National Hospital and Virginia Tech announce a formal partnership that will include the construction of a 12,000-square foot Virginia Tech biomedical research facility within…

Updated : Nov 13, 2019 in Feature

Breaking the (SeaFood) Chain

If you want to understand what happens when seawater becomes more acidic, ask an oyster farmer. Specifically, talk to one in the Pacific Northwest. Researchers…

Updated : Nov 12, 2019 in Research Articles

Mount Sinai Researcher’s Examine the Metabolic Effects of an Oral Blood Cancer Drug

Contact: Kathryn Ullman                     Mount Sinai Press Office                     646-398-2065                     [email protected]   Mount Sinai Researcher’s Examine the Metabolic Effects of an Oral Blood Cancer…

Updated : Nov 07, 2019 in Research Articles

Personalized gene networks enhance study of disease

Researchers at Penn State College of Medicine have developed a new method to model how genes interact with each other – and it may someday…

Updated : Nov 06, 2019 in Announcement

Baylor Scott & White Health Named Top 10 Military Friendly® Employer in the US

Baylor Scott & White Health is proud to have been nationally ranked among the “Top 10” on VIQTORY’s 2020 list of Military Friendly® Employers in…

Updated : Nov 06, 2019 in Research Articles

UCI study is first to explore veterans’ grief, an overlooked toll of war

Irvine, Calif., Nov. 6, 2019 — Grief in veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq has been as largely overlooked as post-traumatic stress disorder…

Updated : Nov 06, 2019 in Research Articles

Mount Sinai Researchers Develop Novel Method to Identify Patterns Among Patients With Multiple Chronic Conditions

Contact: Lucia LeeMount Sinai Press [email protected] Mount Sinai Researchers Develop Novel Method to Identify Patterns Among Patients With Multiple Chronic Conditions (New York, NY –…

Updated : Nov 05, 2019 in Announcement

Tulane researcher studying link between stress and mental health disease

A Tulane neuroscience professor has won a $2.1 million grant to study the effects of stress on the brain and how severe stress contributes to…

Updated : Oct 30, 2019 in Research Articles

Mount Sinai Researchers Develop Software to Measure the Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reusability of Biomedical Digital Research Objects

Contact: Jennifer Gutierrez Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences [email protected]  Mount Sinai Researchers Develop Software to Measure the Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reusability of Biomedical…

Updated : Oct 30, 2019 in Announcement

MITRE’s Expertise Across AI, Cybersecurity, and Genetic Research Highlighted in Leading Publications

McLean, Va. and Bedford Mass., October 30, 2019 – Demonstrating expertise across many domains including cybersecurity, health research, and defense, experts from MITRE are regularly…

Updated : Oct 29, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Rutgers Experts Can Discuss Climate Change Resilience on Sandy Anniversary

New Brunswick, N.J. (Oct. 29, 2019) – Rutgers University–New Brunswick experts Jeanne Herb and Lisa Auermuller are available for interviews on climate change resilience on the seventh…

Updated : Oct 29, 2019 in Research Articles

Alzheimer’s subtypes could affect future treatments, Mayo Clinic researchers find

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Despite decades of scientific scrutiny, Alzheimer's disease researchers have yet to work out its cause or treatment. Understanding what underlies its three distinct subtypes is thought to…