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Newswise: Sweet trade-offs: unraveling the genetic puzzle of strawberry flavor and yield
Release date: 18-May-2024 8:05 AM EDT
Sweet trade-offs: unraveling the genetic puzzle of strawberry flavor and yield
Chinese Academy of Sciences

A recent study has unlocked the genetic secrets behind the sweetness of strawberries, a key factor in consumer preference. The research identifies key genetic markers that influence both the sugar content and yield of strawberries, offering a significant step forward in the breeding of sweeter, more productive varieties.

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Newswise: Unlocking the genetic blueprint of apples: shape and size traits unveiled
Release date: 18-May-2024 7:05 AM EDT
Unlocking the genetic blueprint of apples: shape and size traits unveiled
Chinese Academy of Sciences

New genomic insights from researchers unveil critical genes influencing apple fruit size and shape. Through a comprehensive genome-wide association study, the study identifies several genetic markers linked to these traits, offering potential for enhanced breeding strategies.

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Newswise: A new chapter in grape cultivation: non-transgenic plant regeneration technology
Release date: 18-May-2024 6:05 AM EDT
A new chapter in grape cultivation: non-transgenic plant regeneration technology
Chinese Academy of Sciences

Biotechnological innovation meets horticulture as researchers unveil a cutting-edge genome editing protocol for grapes. This novel technique, integrating protoplast culture with CRISPR-Cas9, facilitates the regeneration of non-chimeric, transgene-free plants across a spectrum of grape varieties. This breakthrough stands to elevate agricultural practices and combat the challenges posed by climate change.

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Newswise: Melon's molecular armor: new insights into crop protection
Release date: 18-May-2024 6:05 AM EDT
Melon's molecular armor: new insights into crop protection
Chinese Academy of Sciences

A new study has uncovered a genetic treasure trove within the melon genome that could revolutionize the plant's defense against pests and diseases. Researchers have identified a cluster of genes that bestow resistance to both powdery mildew and aphids, two of the most devastating threats to melon crops worldwide.

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Released: 17-May-2024 8:05 PM EDT
Perceived Communications Positively Impact Grief and Grieving
University of Virginia Division of Perceptual Studies

This paper explores the prevalence and effects of after-death communications (ADCs) in individuals grieving the loss of a partner or spouse, particularly in the context of the recent global upsurge in deaths due to pandemic, warfare, environmental disasters, and climate events.

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Released: 17-May-2024 3:05 PM EDT
Virginia Tech researchers join together on cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment
Virginia Tech

May is both Brain Tumor Awareness Month and National Cancer Research Month. Virginia Tech’s Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC is dedicated to advancing health through a better understanding of cancer and brain tumors and developing new ways to treat and prevent them.

Newswise: STAR Sees a Magnetic Imprint on Deconfined Nuclear Matter
Released: 17-May-2024 2:05 PM EDT
STAR Sees a Magnetic Imprint on Deconfined Nuclear Matter
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Scientists have the first direct evidence that the powerful magnetic fields created in off-center collisions of atomic nuclei induce an electric current in “deconfined” nuclear matter. The study used measurements of how charged particles are deflected when they emerge from the collisions. The study provides proof that the magnetic fields exist and offers a new way to measure electrical conductivity in quark-gluon plasma.

Newswise: DHI Seed Grants Kickstart Four Groundbreaking Digital Health Projects
Released: 17-May-2024 2:05 PM EDT
DHI Seed Grants Kickstart Four Groundbreaking Digital Health Projects
University of Utah Health

The projects share the overall goal of using technology in new ways to improve health, especially mental health and rehabilitation. Many of the projects use gamification techniques and apps to train healthy mental habits and support health care workers in providing optimal care.

Released: 17-May-2024 2:05 PM EDT
Better medical record-keeping needed to fight antibiotic overuse, studies suggest
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A lack of detailed record-keeping in clinics and emergency departments may be getting in the way of reducing the inappropriate use of antibiotics, a pair of new studies suggests. About 10% of children and 35% of adults who got an antibiotic prescription during an office visit had no specific reason for it in their record.

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Gut bacteria boost immune response to fight tumors
Washington University in St. Louis

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that a strain of gut bacteria can boost immune responses and enhance cancer immunotherapy to fight sarcoma tumors in mice. Shown is a rendering of microbes in the intestine.

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13-May-2024 10:05 AM EDT
Scientists Discover Mechanism of Sugar Signaling in Plants
Brookhaven National Laboratory

A paper in the journal Science Advances describes how the moving parts of a particular plant protein control whether plants can grow and make energy-intensive products such as oil — or instead put in place a series of steps to conserve precious resources. The study focuses specifically on how the molecular machinery is regulated by a molecule that rises and falls with the level of sugar — plants’ main energy source.

Newswise: Repeat COVID-19 vaccinations elicit antibodies that neutralize variants, other viruses
Released: 17-May-2024 1:05 PM EDT
Repeat COVID-19 vaccinations elicit antibodies that neutralize variants, other viruses
Washington University in St. Louis

A study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found that repeat vaccination with updated versions of the COVID-19 vaccine promotes the development of antibodies that neutralize a wide range of variants of the virus that causes COVID-19, as well as related coronaviruses.

Newswise: Sweet Taste Receptor Affects How Glucose is Handled Metabolically by Humans
Released: 17-May-2024 1:05 PM EDT
Sweet Taste Receptor Affects How Glucose is Handled Metabolically by Humans
Monell Chemical Senses Center

The sweet taste receptor, expressed in taste bud cells, conveys sweetness from the mouth when it is activated. Monell researchers delved into how the sweet-taste receptor might be the first stop in a metabolic surveillance system for sugar. They team found that stimulation and inhibition of the receptor demonstrates that it helps regulate glucose metabolism in humans and may have implications for managing such metabolic disorders as diabetes.

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Released: 17-May-2024 1:05 PM EDT
NJIT Engineers Muffle Invading Pathogens with a 'Molecular Mask'
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)

Vaccines remain the gold standard of protection against dangerous pathogens, but take considerable time and vast resources to develop. Rapidly mutating viruses such as SARS-CoV-2 can blunt their effectiveness and even render them obsolete.

   
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Newswise: Westminster College’s Resendes Elected as 2024-2025 Council on Undergraduate Research Treasurer
Released: 17-May-2024 1:05 PM EDT
Westminster College’s Resendes Elected as 2024-2025 Council on Undergraduate Research Treasurer
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Dr. Karen K. Resendes, Associate Dean of Assessment and the First Year Experience, Professor of Biology at Westminster College (New Wilmington, PA), has been elected to serve as the Council on Undergraduate Research Board of Directors’ Treasurer for the membership year 2024-2025.

   
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Released: 17-May-2024 1:05 PM EDT
NJIT Research Team Discovering How Fluids Behave in Nanopores with NSF Grant
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)

A research team from New Jersey Institute of Technology is uncovering mysteries surrounding fluids in nanoporous materials, and has been recently awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support this research.

Newswise: Valdosta State University’s LaPlant Elected as 2025-2026 Council on Undergraduate Research President
Released: 17-May-2024 1:05 PM EDT
Valdosta State University’s LaPlant Elected as 2025-2026 Council on Undergraduate Research President
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Dr. James T. LaPlant, Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences for Valdosta State University (Valdosta, GA), has been elected to serve as president of the Council on Undergraduate Research for the membership year 2025-2026.

Newswise: NUS scientist Professor Lim Chwee Teck elected Fellow of the Royal Society
Released: 17-May-2024 11:05 AM EDT
NUS scientist Professor Lim Chwee Teck elected Fellow of the Royal Society
National University of Singapore (NUS)

Professor LIM Chwee Teck, Director of the Institute for Health Innovation & Technology at the National University of Singapore (NUS iHealthtech), has been elected to the prestigious Fellowship of the Royal Society, in recognition of his invaluable contributions to science.

Newswise: Modern Plant Enzyme Partners with Surprisingly Ancient Protein
Released: 17-May-2024 11:05 AM EDT
Modern Plant Enzyme Partners with Surprisingly Ancient Protein
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have discovered that a protein responsible for the synthesis of a key plant material evolved much earlier than suspected. This new research explored the origin and evolution of the biochemical machinery that builds lignin, a structural component of plant cell walls with significant impacts on the clean energy industry.

15-May-2024 11:00 AM EDT
Rutgers Researchers Identify Impacts of Russia-Ukraine War on Hospitals
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers researchers, aided by international collaborators, have tracked the devastation war has made on Ukraine’s hospital system. Hundreds of hospitals in Ukraine have been forced to close or operate at a reduced capacity since Russia’s invasion of the Eastern European country in February 2022.

Newswise: Link between e-cigarette use and early age of asthma onset in U.S. adults found through UTHealth Houston research
Released: 17-May-2024 10:35 AM EDT
Link between e-cigarette use and early age of asthma onset in U.S. adults found through UTHealth Houston research
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

A significant link between the use of electronic cigarettes and earlier age of asthma onset in U.S. adults was reported by UTHealth Houston researchers today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Network Open.

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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: 17-May-2024 10:05 AM EDT
NJIT Researcher: Neural Networks Can Mediate Between Download Size and Quality
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)

Application data requirements vs. available network bandwidth has been the ongoing Battle of the Information Age, but now it appears that a truce is within reach, based on new research from NJIT Associate Professor Jacob Chakareski.

Newswise: IU School of Medicine researchers to present respiratory therapy advancements at ATS 2024
Released: 17-May-2024 9:05 AM EDT
IU School of Medicine researchers to present respiratory therapy advancements at ATS 2024
Indiana University

Researchers will showcase promising respiratory disease research at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) 2024 International Conference and ATS 2024 Respiratory Innovation Summit (RIS), May 17-22 in San Diego, California.

Newswise: Collaborative Partnership to Address Mental Health Gap Affecting Our Homeless Community Members
Released: 17-May-2024 9:00 AM EDT
Collaborative Partnership to Address Mental Health Gap Affecting Our Homeless Community Members
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

Project Opportunity, generously funded by a $25,000 grant from Bank of America, is a powerful collaborative partnership that will allow Texas Tech Health El Paso physician residents from the Department of Psychiatry to provide services to community members at the Opportunity Center using remote video technology starting in June.

Newswise: Pickleball Courts in a Legal Pickle #ASA186
9-May-2024 1:05 PM EDT
Pickleball Courts in a Legal Pickle #ASA186
Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

As communities are flooded with pickleball courts to satiate the hunger for the snack-named game, HOAs and city councils face litigation by those whose lives are disrupted by pickleball’s din. The sport is uniquely noisy due to the hard paddles and balls, and the popping sound the game produces is sharp and persistent. Charles Leahy used his legal expertise and mechanical engineering experience to investigate how communities respond to the pickleball problem. Leahy will present his findings and recommendations for limiting pickleball noise at the 186th ASA Meeting.

Newswise: New imaging software improves lung diagnosis for 30% of patients who can't tolerate contrast dye; has added diagnostic benefits for all patients
Released: 17-May-2024 8:05 AM EDT
New imaging software improves lung diagnosis for 30% of patients who can't tolerate contrast dye; has added diagnostic benefits for all patients
Corewell Health

For up to 30% of patients who are allergic to medical contrast dye or have a dye restriction because of other health conditions, they might find that it takes longer to get a diagnosis when it comes to life-threatening lung issues such as pulmonary embolism.

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Released: 17-May-2024 6:05 AM EDT
Deep-sea sponge's “zero-energy” flow control could inspire new energy efficient designs, according to research co-led by NYU Tandon School of Engineering
NYU Tandon School of Engineering

The deep-sea Venus flower basket sponge can filter feed using only the faint ambient currents of the ocean depths, no pumping required, new research reveals. This discovery of natural ‘“zero energy” flow could help engineers design more efficient chemical reactors, air purification systems, heat exchangers, hydraulic systems, and aerodynamic surfaces.

Newswise: NUS researchers and industry partners demonstrate cutting-edge chip technology for ultra-low power AI connected devices
Released: 17-May-2024 2:05 AM EDT
NUS researchers and industry partners demonstrate cutting-edge chip technology for ultra-low power AI connected devices
National University of Singapore (NUS)

Researchers from NUS, together with industry partners Soitec and NXP Semiconductors, have demonstrated a new class of silicon systems that promises to enhance the energy efficiency of AI connected devices by leaps and bounds. These technological breakthroughs will significantly advance the capabilities of the semiconductor industry in Singapore and beyond.

Newswise: From the road to the cloud: leveraging vehicle GNSS raw data for spatial high-resolution atmospheric mapping and user positioning
Released: 17-May-2024 12:05 AM EDT
From the road to the cloud: leveraging vehicle GNSS raw data for spatial high-resolution atmospheric mapping and user positioning
Chinese Academy of Sciences

Innovative Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) positioning technologies harness massive vehicle-generated data to create high-resolution atmospheric delay correction maps, significantly enhancing Global Positioning System (GPS) accuracy across varied spatial scales. This new method exploits real-time, crowd-sourced vehicle GNSS raw data, refining traditional GPS applications and presenting a cost-effective solution for precise positioning.

Newswise: Prof. Philippe Ciarlet's Visit to CityUHK: Advancing Scientific Research
Released: 16-May-2024 10:05 PM EDT
Prof. Philippe Ciarlet's Visit to CityUHK: Advancing Scientific Research
Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study, City University of Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study (HKIAS) of City University of Hong Kong (CityUHK) is delighted to welcome Prof. Philippe Ciarlet, a world-renowned mathematician and our HKIAS Senior Fellow, during his stay from 11 April to 29 May 2024. Prof. Ciarlet's visit is marked by several pivotal events to advance scientific research and foster academic collaboration.

Newswise: Juyun Lim, PhD, Joins Monell Chemical Senses Center to Focus on Sensory Nutrition Research
Released: 16-May-2024 8:05 PM EDT
Juyun Lim, PhD, Joins Monell Chemical Senses Center to Focus on Sensory Nutrition Research
Monell Chemical Senses Center

The Monell Chemical Senses Center welcomes Juyun Lim, PhD, as the newest addition to the faculty at Monell, starting in August, 2024. She is currently a Professor of Sensory Science and the Chair of the Graduate Program in the Department of Food Science and Technology at Oregon State University.

Released: 16-May-2024 5:05 PM EDT
Loyola Medicine Launches Pioneering Women's Sports Medicine Program
Loyola Medicine

MAYWOOD, IL - Loyola Medicine proudly announces the launch of its Women's Sports Medicine (WSM) program, a groundbreaking initiative dedicated exclusively to the health care needs of female athletes. This landmark program stands as the first of its kind in the Chicagoland area, offering a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach to sports medicine for women and girls.

Released: 16-May-2024 4:05 PM EDT
New report reveals Michigan teacher salaries lag national averages, public supports increases
Michigan State University

A new report from the Education Policy Innovation Collaborative at Michigan State University sheds light on teacher compensation policy and public opinion on the issue in Michigan. The report, titled “Teacher Compensation in Michigan: Recent Trends and Public Opinion,” analyzes the current state of teacher salaries in Michigan compared to other states.

Newswise: FSU faculty available to comment for 2024 hurricane season
Released: 16-May-2024 4:05 PM EDT
FSU faculty available to comment for 2024 hurricane season
Florida State University

By: Bill Wellock | Published: May 16, 2024 | 3:36 pm | SHARE: The 2024 Atlantic hurricane season is approaching.The season runs from June 1 through November 30. This year’s forecast includes an above-average number of storms.Florida State University faculty are leaders in the study of hurricanes and ways to mitigate their destruction.

   
Newswise: Ion swap dramatically improves performance of CO2-defeating catalyst
Released: 16-May-2024 3:50 PM EDT
Ion swap dramatically improves performance of CO2-defeating catalyst
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

A team of scientists led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory found an unconventional way to improve catalysts made of more than one material. The solution demonstrates a path to designing catalysts with greater activity, selectivity and stability.

Released: 16-May-2024 3:05 PM EDT
Lurie Children’s Hospital Launches First Peer-Reviewed Journal on Health Advocacy
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago announces the launch of the Journal of Health Advocacy (JHA), the first of its kind peer-reviewed open access journal housed within the organization’s Patrick M. Magoon Institute for Healthy Communities.

Released: 16-May-2024 3:05 PM EDT
Offering Both Colonoscopy and At-Home Tests Doubled Colorectal Cancer Screening
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

In a trial analyzing how messages were framed in an underserved population, offering colorectal cancer screening options resulted in the highest screening rate

Newswise: Mercy Grows, Enhances Mercy Personal Physicians Network with Blessing/Dedications at new Ellicott City and expanded Reisterstown sites in Spring 2024
Released: 16-May-2024 3:05 PM EDT
Mercy Grows, Enhances Mercy Personal Physicians Network with Blessing/Dedications at new Ellicott City and expanded Reisterstown sites in Spring 2024
Mercy Medical Center

Mercy announces opening of the new Mercy Personal Physicians at Ellicott City and expansion of the Mercy Personal Physicians at Reisterstown as Mercy's network of primary/specialty care sites continues to grow.

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Ochsner Health recognized as one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes
Ochsner Health

Dedicated to enhancing access and opportunities for all its employees, Ochsner Health is a frontrunner in fostering a professional environment where diversity is celebrated, and every employee is empowered to contribute to the collective success of the organization.

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Newswise: Bacterial proteins shed light on antiviral immunity
Released: 16-May-2024 2:05 PM EDT
Bacterial proteins shed light on antiviral immunity
UT Southwestern Medical Center

A unique collaboration between two UT Southwestern Medical Center labs - one that studies bacteria and another that studies viruses - has identified two immune proteins that appear key to fighting infections.

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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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