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Released: 17-May-2024 10:05 AM EDT
MSU Expert: How Mental Health and Wellness Are Connected in the Black Community — and Beyond
Michigan State University

Mental health has become a part of wellness discussions in schools, workplaces and health care organizations. In higher education, there has been a greater focus on mental health as one component of wellness that supports students in learning and persisting through to graduation.

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Released: 16-May-2024 2:05 PM EDT
Mercy Primary Care Specialists Dr. Ernestine Wright and Dr. Jonathan Rich Featured Guests for May 2024’s “Medoscopy”
Mercy Medical Center

Mercy primary care physicians Dr. Ernestine Wright and Dr. Jonathan Rich discuss their lives and careers on the latest installment of talk show, MEDOSCOPY, airing in May on Facebook Watch.

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Released: 16-May-2024 7:05 AM EDT
‘Social Jet Lag’ Leads to Weight Gain and Increased Blood Sugar in Mice
American Physiological Society (APS)

Mice experiencing “social jet lag” developed characteristics similar to people with the same phenomenon, including significant weight gain, higher blood sugar levels and lower cardiovascular fitness.

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Released: 15-May-2024 12:05 PM EDT
Heating proteins to body temperature reveals new drug targets
Van Andel Institute

Some proteins shift their shape when exposed to different temperatures, revealing previously unknown binding sites for medications.

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Released: 15-May-2024 8:30 AM EDT
Biohybrid Robotic Hand Will Help Unravel Complex Sensation of Touch
Florida Atlantic University

Restoring motor control and sensation from an artificial hand in a natural way remains a scientific “holy grail.” Researchers have developed a novel biohybrid neuro-prosthetic research platform comprised of a dexterous artificial hand electrically interfaced with biological neural networks. Ultimately, this could lead to a better understanding of the complex sensation of touch, which is necessary for refined control of the hand.

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Released: 14-May-2024 1:05 PM EDT
So You Think You Are Too Young for Colon Cancer?

Michelle Usher knew something was wrong when she became too tired to hold a paint brush or read a book. The avid oil painter and voracious reader could devour 100 novels and memoirs a year until late 2022, when overwhelming exhaustion set in.

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Released: 13-May-2024 4:05 PM EDT
Anti-Immigrant Political Rhetoric and Action Threaten Latino/a Youth
George Washington University

Harsh political rhetoric about immigrants and anti-immigrant actions can damage parent-child relationships in Latino families and in turn lead to a significant increase in mental health problems for the kids in those families, according to a study published in JAMA Pediatrics.

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Released: 13-May-2024 3:30 PM EDT
World's Largest Hummingbird Is Actually Two Species
Cornell University

The Giant Hummingbird of western South America is not one species but two, according to an international group of researchers. The northern population stays in the high Andes year-round while the southern population migrates from sea level up to 14,000 feet for the nonbreeding months. The two species appear identical.

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Released: 13-May-2024 12:00 AM EDT
KITECH Develops Deformable Energy Storage Device via Laser Technology
National Research Council of Science and Technology

The joint research team, led by Dr. Chanwoo Yang and Researcher Seong Ju Park from Korea Institute of Industrial Technology(KITECH), along with Prof. Jin Kon Kim and Dr. Keon-Woo Kim from POSTECH, has successfully developed a compact energy storage device with excellent elasticity.

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Released: 9-May-2024 4:05 PM EDT
MTSU Geosciences Professors Use $260K Grant to Stoke Undergrads’ Climate Literacy, Interest
Middle Tennessee State University

Middle Tennessee State University geosciences faculty recently landed a National Science Foundation grant to make the critical, yet sometimes overwhelming issue of climate change more concrete and relatable to their undergraduate students.

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Released: 9-May-2024 4:05 PM EDT
Designer Peptoids Mimic Nature’s Helices
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

PNNL researchers learn to control peptoid “handedness,” one key to precision drug delivery and diagnostics.

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Released: 8-May-2024 4:05 PM EDT
Study: Pressure to be “perfect” causing burnout for parents, mental health concerns for their children
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Researchers leading a national dialogue about parental burnout from The Ohio State University College of Nursing and the university’s Office of the Chief Wellness Officer found that pressure to try to be “perfect” leads to unhealthy impacts on both parents and their children.

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3-May-2024 8:00 AM EDT
Swarms of miniature robots clean up microplastics and microbes, simultaneously (video)
American Chemical Society (ACS)

In a study in ACS Nano, researchers describe swarms of microscale robots (microrobots) that captured bits of plastic and bacteria from water. Afterward, the bots were decontaminated and reused.

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Released: 6-May-2024 3:05 PM EDT
How sports analytics is changing the game
Arizona State University (ASU)

With expertise in basketball and football analytics, as well as sports revenue generation and economic impacts of events, Daniel McIntosh has assisted with economic impact studies and shares how sports analytics has changed the NBA.

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Released: 6-May-2024 11:05 AM EDT
Cutting-edge tech gives students a 3D look at anatomy
University of Delaware

University of Delaware students had the ability to get a first-time, hands-on encounter with anatomy thanks to new virtual anatomy tables that can isolate ligaments, tissues, and arteries in the hand. UD is one of few schools in the country to offer this cutting-edge tech.

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Released: 2-May-2024 3:05 PM EDT
New eco-friendly lubricant additives protect turbine equipment, waterways
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed lubricant additives that protect both water turbine equipment and the surrounding environment.

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Released: 2-May-2024 1:05 PM EDT
The science of sled hockey: Team USA partners with CU Boulder physiologists
University of Colorado Boulder

Members of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team are working with CU researchers on a project that could ultimately improve performance and reduce injury for hockey players with lower-limb amputations or impairments.

Newswise: Paul Sereno’s Fossil Lab moves to Washington Park
Released: 2-May-2024 11:05 AM EDT
Paul Sereno’s Fossil Lab moves to Washington Park
University of Chicago Medical Center

The 6,000 square foot facility will feature fossil preparation space, multipurpose areas for community programs, and tons of specimens collected from Sereno’s worldwide expeditions.

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Released: 2-May-2024 9:05 AM EDT
New process tackles pollution on two fronts: plastic waste and fuel emissions
Ames National Laboratory

A team of scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames National Laboratory recently developed a chemical conversion process that makes diesel out of plastic waste.

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Released: 1-May-2024 1:05 PM EDT
Episode 206 – How Equitable is the World of Sports?
University of Michigan Ross School of Business

On this episode of the Business and Society podcast, Chris Rider, Thomas C. Kinnear Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies, and Stefan Szymanski, professor of sport management, discuss their research and thoughts on recent trends in the sports industry. Rider and Szymanski study sports from a diversity, equity, and inclusion perspective.

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Released: 1-May-2024 12:30 PM EDT
Learn How to Save a Life with 3 Steps During National Stop the Bleed Month
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

In recognition of National STOP THE BLEED® Month this May, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) encourages everyone to learn how to save a life with three simple steps using ACS STOP THE BLEED training.

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Released: 1-May-2024 9:10 AM EDT
Rock solid evidence: Angola geology reveals prehistoric split between South America and Africa
Southern Methodist University

An SMU-led research team has found that ancient rocks and fossils from long-extinct marine reptiles in Angola clearly show a key part of Earth’s past – the splitting of South America and Africa and the subsequent formation of the South Atlantic Ocean.

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Released: 30-Apr-2024 11:00 AM EDT
Rubin Observatory Achieves Another Major Milestone: Reflective Coating of the 8.4-meter Primary/Tertiary Mirror
Vera C. Rubin Observatory

Vera C. Rubin Observatory's successfully coats 8.4-meter primary/tertiary mirror in on-site coating chamber

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30-Apr-2024 10:00 AM EDT
NASA’s Webb Maps Weather on Planet 280 Light-Years Away
Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

Sometimes not finding something is just as exciting and useful as finding it. Take hot Jupiter WASP-43 b, for example. This tidally locked world has a searing hot permanent dayside and a somewhat cooler nightside. Astronomers using Webb to map the temperature and analyze the atmosphere around the planet expected to detect methane, a common carbon molecule, on the nightside.

Newswise: New instrument could help scientists tailor plasma to produce more fusion heat
Released: 30-Apr-2024 9:00 AM EDT
New instrument could help scientists tailor plasma to produce more fusion heat
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Scientists at PPPL have finished building a new plasma measurement instrument that could aid efforts to boost the heat of fusion reactions in facilities known as tokamaks.

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Released: 29-Apr-2024 5:05 PM EDT
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Students Tune into the Power of Music
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The Vocal Chords: Jazz Ensemble and A Capella Group at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Bridge Medicine and Music, Offering Comfort and Connection

Newswise:Video Embedded better-plants-program-leads-to-carbon-reduction-cost-savings-for-us-manufacturing
Released: 29-Apr-2024 4:05 PM EDT
Better Plants program leads to carbon reduction, cost savings for US manufacturing
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Helping hundreds of manufacturing industries across the United States increase energy efficiency requires a balance of teaching and training, blended with scientific guidance and technical expertise. It’s a formula for success that researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been providing to the Department of Energy’s Better Plants program for more than a decade.

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Released: 29-Apr-2024 3:05 PM EDT
Scientists harness the wind as a tool to move objects
Aalto University

Researchers have developed a technique to move objects around with a jet of wind. The new approach makes it possible to manipulate objects at a distance and could be integrated into robots to give machines ethereal fingers.

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29-Apr-2024 9:00 AM EDT
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Names Miriam Merad, MD, PhD, as Dean for Translational Research and Therapeutic Innovation
Mount Sinai Health System

Miriam Merad, MD, PhD, a world-renowned immunologist, has been appointed Dean for Translational Research and Therapeutic Innovation of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The appointment reaffirms Icahn Mount Sinai’s commitment to pioneering medical progress and catalyzing the rapid advancement of research innovation. Dr. Merad, the Mount Sinai Professor in Cancer Immunology, will also continue to serve as the founding Chair of the Department of Immunology and Immunotherapy, Director of the Marc and Jennifer Lipschultz Precision Immunology Institute, and Director of the Human Immune Monitoring Center. As Dean, Dr. Merad aims to elevate early clinical trials at Icahn Mount Sinai, streamline the clinical trial process, cultivate a culture of mechanistic clinical trials throughout the campus, and forge stronger partnerships with the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors.

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Released: 29-Apr-2024 8:30 AM EDT
Details of Hurricane Ian’s Aftermath Captured with New Remote Sensing Method
Florida Atlantic University

Using aerial imagery data and LiDAR, a study remotely identified the hardest-hit areas of Southwest Florida’s Estero Island in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. Researchers estimated the extent of structural damage and compared pre- and post-storm beach structural changes.

Newswise:Video Embedded ai-algorithms-can-determine-how-well-newborns-nurse-study-shows
Released: 29-Apr-2024 8:00 AM EDT
AI Algorithms Can Determine How Well Newborns Nurse, Study Shows
University of California San Diego

A modified pacifier and AI algorithms to analyze the data it produces could determine if newborns are learning the proper mechanics of nursing, a recent study shows. Specifically, the researchers from the University of California San Diego measured if babies are generating enough suckling strength to breastfeed and whether they are suckling in a regular pattern based on eight independent parameters.

Newswise:Video Embedded orion-s-erupting-star-system-reveals-its-secrets
24-Apr-2024 3:05 PM EDT
Orion’s Erupting Star System Reveals Its Secrets
National Radio Astronomy Observatory

An unusual group of stars in the Orion constellation have revealed their secrets. FU Orionis, a double star system, first caught astronomers’ attention in 1936 when the central star suddenly became 1,000 times brighter than usual.

Newswise:Video Embedded researchers-develop-a-new-way-to-instruct-dance-in-virtual-reality
Released: 29-Apr-2024 6:05 AM EDT
Researchers develop a new way to instruct dance in Virtual Reality
Aalto University

Virtual reality dance made easier with crowd wave technique. Open source code can be downloaded for Quest 2 and 3

Newswise:Video Embedded welcome-to-a-world-where-we-can-cure-blindness-chronic-pain-and-neurological-diseases-with-3d-printed-surgical-implants
Released: 28-Apr-2024 7:05 PM EDT
Welcome to a world where we can cure blindness, chronic pain and neurological diseases with 3D printed surgical implants
University of South Australia

Clever bio-inks that sit inside the human body and restore damaged neurons could cure a whole swathe of diseases in the next 20 years: conditions that have baffled scientists and clinicians for centuries.

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Released: 26-Apr-2024 1:05 PM EDT
Patient Experience Week: How Cedars-Sinai Strives for Excellence

Cedars-Sinai is marking Patient Experience Week 2024 with activities to honor team members and the impact they make in the lives of patients every day.

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Released: 26-Apr-2024 5:05 AM EDT
Scientists discover higher levels of CO2 increase survival of viruses in the air and transmission risk
University of Bristol

A new study has revealed for the first time the vital role carbon dioxide (CO2) plays in determining the lifespan of airborne viruses – namely SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. It clearly showed keeping CO2 levels in check helps to reduce virus survival, and therefore the risk of infection.

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Released: 25-Apr-2024 1:05 PM EDT
CellFE Announces May 2024 Conference Presentations

CellFE Inc., a life sciences tools company with a novel microfluidics-based cellular engineering platform, announced today an upcoming presentation by CSO Todd Sulchek, PhD, at the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ASGCT) Annual Meeting, taking place May 7-11, 2024 in Baltimore, MD.

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Released: 24-Apr-2024 9:05 PM EDT
New survey finds loneliness epidemic runs deep among parents
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

A new national survey conducted by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center finds a broad majority of parents experience isolation, loneliness and burnout from the demands of parenthood, with many feeling a lack of support in fulfilling that role.

Newswise:Video Embedded a-flexible-microdisplay-can-monitor-brain-activity-in-real-time-during-brain-surgery
23-Apr-2024 7:00 AM EDT
A Flexible Microdisplay Can Monitor and Visualize Brain Activity in Real-time During Brain Surgery
University of California San Diego

A thin film that combines an electrode grid and LEDs can both track and produce a visual representation of the brain’s activity in real-time during surgery–a huge improvement over the current state of the art.

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Released: 23-Apr-2024 1:05 PM EDT
Health information on TikTok: The good, the bad and the ugly
University of Chicago Medical Center

UChicago researchers analyzed health information on TikTok to identify trends in video quality — how much misinformation is out there, and does it come from specific sources?

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Released: 23-Apr-2024 10:00 AM EDT
Hubble Celebrates 34th Anniversary with a Look at the Little Dumbbell Nebula
Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

To celebrate Hubble’s 34th launch anniversary, NASA released the telescope’s new observation of the Little Dumbbell Nebula. Also known as Messier 76, or M76, it is composed of a ring, seen edge-on as the central bar structure, where a central red giant star burned out, and two lobes of gas and dust that are on either opening of the ring.

Newswise:Video Embedded new-hope-for-cold-cases-due-to-breakthrough-in-forensic-fingerprint-research
Released: 22-Apr-2024 12:05 PM EDT
New hope for cold cases due to breakthrough in forensic fingerprint research
Loughborough University

Analytical scientists from Loughborough University have demonstrated for the first time that drug residue – namely the fast-acting sleeping pill Zolpidem, which has been linked to drug-facilitated sexual assault and drink spiking – can be detected on gel-lifted fingerprints.

Newswise:Video Embedded silent-flight-edges-closer-to-take-off-according-to-new-research
17-Apr-2024 4:05 AM EDT
Silent flight edges closer to take off, according to new research
University of Bristol

The mystery of how futuristic aircraft embedded engines, featuring an energy-conserving arrangement, make noise has been solved by researchers at the University of Bristol.

Newswise:Video Embedded new-study-explores-alphabetical-ordering-of-last-names-and-grading-fairness
Released: 18-Apr-2024 11:05 AM EDT
New Study Explores Alphabetical Ordering of Last Names and Grading Fairness
University of Michigan Ross School of Business

An analysis of more than 30 million grading records from U-M finds students with alphabetically lower-ranked names receive lower grades. This is due to sequential grading biases and the default order of students’ submissions in Canvas—the most widely used online learning management system—which is based on the alphabetical rank of their surnames.

Newswise:Video Embedded contracting-rsv-before-age-2-can-cause-long-term-lung-changes-and-impairment
Released: 18-Apr-2024 7:00 AM EDT
Contracting RSV Before Age 2 Can Cause Long-term Lung Changes and Impairment
American Physiological Society (APS)

Infants and children who have severe cases of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) before age 2 are likely to have changes to their lung structure and function that could affect respiratory health later in life.

Newswise:Video Embedded octopus-inspires-new-suction-mechanism-for-robots
16-Apr-2024 4:05 AM EDT
Octopus Inspires New Suction Mechanism for Robots
University of Bristol

A new robotic suction cup which can grasp rough, curved and heavy stone, has been developed by scientists at the University of Bristol.

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Released: 17-Apr-2024 9:05 AM EDT
The future of gene therapy has arrived, and it's changing lives for the better
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

A novel approach to gene therapy is improving lives in ways once thought impossible. Researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and College of Medicine have developed a new platform to deliver the gene therapy precisely to specific areas of the brain.