Paris, France – 31 Aug 2019: Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels should be lowered as much as possible to prevent cardiovascular disease, especially in high and very high risk patients. That’s one of the main messages of the European Society…
Month: August 2019
Arrival of refugees in Eastern German communities has no effect on voting behavior, attitudes on imm
The arrival of refugees in eastern German communities has had no effect on local residents’ voting behavior or on their attitudes toward immigration, finds a new study of citizens in more than 200 regional municipalities. “Our analysis shows widespread anti-immigrant…
DNA methylation-based estimator of telomere length
Leukocyte DNAm TL is applicable across the entire age spectrum and is more strongly associated with age than measured leukocyte TL. Leukocyte DNAm TL outperforms LTL in predicting: i)time-to-death, ii)time-to-coronary heart disease, iii)time-to-congestive heart failure and iv)association with smoking history.…
Diabetes medication shows potential to reduce heart disease
TORONTO, August 31, 2019 – A new study from St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Canada shed lights on how a class of medications that help regulate blood sugar for patients with Type 2 diabetes can also protect against heart disease.…
Sedentary lifestyle for 20 years linked to doubled mortality risk compared to being active
Paris, France – 31 Aug 2019: Two decades of a sedentary lifestyle is associated with a two times risk of premature death compared to being physically active, according to results from the HUNT study presented today at ESC Congress 2019…
Microbes may play a role in heart attack onset
Paris, France – 31 Aug 2019: Microorganisms in the body may contribute to destabilisation of coronary plaques and subsequent heart attack, according to late breaking research presented today at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology.(1) The…
4TEEN4 Pharmaceuticals reports first results on Procizumab
Procizumab, a novel therapeutic anti-DPP3 antibody for treatment of acute myocardial depression
Aspirin should not be recommended for healthy people over 70
ASPREE trial sub-group analysis presented in a late breaking science session today at ESC Congress 2
Motivational text messages help patients with diabetes
Paris, France – 31 Aug 2019: A low-cost text-messaging programme improves blood sugar control in patients with diabetes and coronary heart disease. That’s the finding of the CHAT-DM randomised trial reported today at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World…
Eating nuts linked with lower risk of fatal heart attack and stroke
Paris, France – 31 Aug 2019: Eating nuts at least twice a week is associated with a 17% lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease, according to research presented today at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of…
Guidelines on diabetes and cardiovascular diseases published today
Paris, France – 31 Aug 2019: The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Guidelines on diabetes, pre-diabetes and cardiovascular diseases are published online today in European Heart Journal ,(1) and on the ESC website.(2) They were developed in collaboration with the…
Pollution and noise reduction advised in ESC guidelines on chronic coronary syndromes
Paris, France – 31 Aug 2019: The detrimental impact of pollution and noise on patients with chronic coronary syndromes is highlighted for the first time in European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Guidelines published online today in European Heart Journal ,(1)…
New guidance on potentially fatal blood clots published today
Paris, France – 31 Aug 2019: The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Guidelines on acute pulmonary embolism are published online today in European Heart Journal (1), and on the ESC website.(2) They were developed in collaboration with the European Respiratory…
Guidelines on management of fast heartbeat published today
Paris, France – 31 Aug 2019: The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Guidelines on supraventricular tachycardia are published online today in European Heart Journal ,(1) and on the ESC website.(2) The document highlights how catheter ablation is revolutionising care for…
Dipeptidyl Peptidase 3 (DPP3) cause of acute myocardial depression
Sphingotec launches first IVD test for DPP3 on Nexus IB10 Point-of-Care platform
Epigenome-wide association study of leukocyte telomere length
In this study, the research team conducted a large-scale epigenome-wide association study of LTL using seven large cohorts the Framingham Heart Study, the Jackson Heart Study, the Womens Health Initiative, the Bogalusa Heart Study, the Lothian Birth Cohorts of 1921…
Tiny wearable cameras may improve quality of life in heart failure patients
Data from devices may help identify and improve lifestyle strategies
Internal bleeding after heart attack may trigger suspicion of cancer
Paris, France – 31 Aug 2019: Bleeding during the first six months after discharge from hospital for a heart attack is linked with a subsequent cancer diagnosis, according to research presented today at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World…
Opinion: Why I celebrate National Wildlife Day
I have been blessed these last three decades to pursue a career as a wildlife scientist at a land-grant university, working daily at the nexus of my vocation and advocation. So, celebrating National Wildlife Day comes naturally. However, in our increasingly urban society, many people may not understand my affinity for wildlife or even why we would celebrate a national day for wildlife.
Selon une étude de Mayo Clinic, une manipulation génétique du taux de protéines des cellules cancéreuses du côlon peut améliorer l’efficacité de la chimiothérapie
Les résultats des traitements du cancer colorectal pourraient être améliorés en modifiant génétiquement une protéine immunorégulatrice située dans les cellules cancéreuses, en rendant les cellules plus vulnérables à la chimiothérapie. C’est que révèlent les recherches menées par Mayo Clinic.
Die genetische Manipulation des Proteinspiegels in Dickdarmkrebszellen kann die Wirksamkeit von Chemotherapie verbessern, so die Ergebnisse der Mayo Clinic-Studie
Die Ergebnisse beim Kolorektalkarzinom können sich durch eine genetische Veränderung eines immunregulatorischen Proteins in Krebszellen verbessern, durch welche die Zellen anfälliger für Chemotherapie werden. Das geht aus der neuen Studie der Mayo Clinic hervor.
Oxygen depletion in ancient oceans caused major mass extinction
Late in the prehistoric Silurian Period, around 420 million years ago, a devastating mass extinction event wiped 23 percent of all marine animals from the face of the planet.
For years, scientists struggled to connect a mechanism to this mass extinction, one of the 10 most dramatic ever recorded in Earth’s history. Now, researchers from Florida State University have confirmed that this event, referred to by scientists as the Lau/Kozlowskii extinction, was triggered by an all-too-familiar culprit: rapid and widespread depletion of oxygen in the global oceans.
Laying Foundations for Student Success: The CSU Summer Algebra Institute
The CSU Summer Algebra Institute boosts high schoolers’ math and quantitative reasoning skills for the path to college.
Health effects of wildfire smoke
With wildfires from the Arctic to the Amazon, the issue of wildfires, and the resulting smoke, is in the news. Dr. Cora Lynn Sack, a UW Medicine pulmonologist, comments.
Plant Gene Discovery Could Help Reduce Fertilizer Pollution in Waterways
Over-fertilization of agricultural fields is a huge environmental problem. Researchers from Boyce Thompson Institute uncovered the function of two genes that could help farmers improve crop uptake of phosphate fertilizer, potentially reducing the environmental harm associated with fertilization.
HOT SHOT findings could save defense tech developers time and money
An analysis of HOT SHOT sounding rocket data has revealed a way to provide an earlier, more accurate indicator of whether an experimental technology will succeed in flight without falling to pieces.
I’ll have what she’s having: How peer pressure does—and doesn’t—influence our choices
New research by Vanderbilt marketing professor Kelly Haws helps explain why we match our friends’ orders at a restaurant—but not exactly.
SMART Algorithm Makes Beamline Data Collection Smarter
Researchers in Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Center for Advanced Mathematics for Energy Research Applications have been working with beamline scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory to develop and test SMART, a mathematical method that enables autonomous experimental decision making without human interaction.
American University Experts Available to Offer Insights Into Political Situation in Israel and Upcoming Elections
What: Israel is bracing for elections on September 17. American University experts are available for commentary and analysis of the political situation in Israel, issues related to U.S.-Israel relations, and U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Who: Guy Ziv,…
Back to School!
From maintaining regular check-ups and keeping up to date with recommended vaccinations to a good diet and exercise, some simple tips can help keep youngsters healthy as they head back to class – and are cancer preventive too.
A manipulação genética do nível de proteínas em células de câncer do cólon pode aumentar a eficácia da quimioterapia, segundo um estudo da Mayo Clinic
Os resultados do câncer colorretal podem ser aprimorados por meio da alteração de uma proteína imunorreguladora nas células cancerígenas, tornando essas células mais vulneráveis à quimioterapia. Isso de acordo com uma nova pesquisa da Mayo Clinic.
Many Who Die Waiting for a Kidney Had Multiple Offers, New Study Finds
Most patients who died or were removed from the kidney transplant waitlist before getting a transplant received multiple offers for a donor kidney.
Air Pollution May Increase Health Effects of Social Stress in Teens
Adolescents exposed to higher levels of fine-particle air pollutants have heightened autonomic nervous system reactions to social stress, reports a study in Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine, the official journal of the American Psychosomatic Society.
NON-MEDICAL USE OF PRESCRIPTION AMPHETAMINES ADDS TO RISK OF HOSPITALIZATION, POTENTIALLY FATAL OUTCOMES, ACCORDING TO ANALYSIS OF POISON CONTROL CENTER DATA
Analysis of calls to poison control centers by people misusing or abusing amphetamines, usually prescribed for ADHD, via IV injection, nasal or oral routes also links non-medical use to increased risk of admission to critical care units, attempted suicide and death.
Rutgers Expert describes the intercultural and misappropriated Chinese themes in American pop culture
Rutgers Expert Available to Discuss Chinese Influence in Music, Theatre, Pop Culture Professor describes the intercultural and misappropriated cultural themes in American pop culture New Brunswick, N.J. (Aug. 30, 2019) – Rutgers scholar Nancy Yunhwa Rao is available to discuss…
Bracing for Hurricane Dorian, coastal experts available to discuss emergency preparation, disaster response and recovery
Virginia Tech has a team of coastal experts available to talk with reporters as Hurricane Dorian heads toward the East Coast. Researchers can provide insight about hurricanes, flash flooding, storm surge, sea-level rise and emergency response. Robert Weiss examines the impact…
New GCOOS-Funded Radar Installations at the Mouth of the Mississippi Will Help to Protect Lives and Support the Nation’s Blue Economy
The Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System (GCOOS) joined with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Ocean Service (NOS), Fugro and the University of Southern Mississippi to celebrate the installation of two new high-frequency radars situated at the mouth of the Mississippi River.
Brookhaven Lab Celebrates the Bright Future of its 2019 Interns
On August 8, 2019, more than 300 students studying science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields completed summer internships at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, making history as one of the largest groups of summer interns the Lab has ever hosted.
Defrosting Surfaces in Seconds
Researchers have developed a way to remove ice and frost from surfaces extremely efficiently, using less than 1% of the energy and less than 0.01% of the time needed for traditional defrosting methods. Instead of conventional defrosting, which melts all the ice or frost from the top layer down
Leukemia: Not Just One Disease
An estimated 61,780 new cases of leukemia will be diagnosed in the United States this year. Although leukemias are thought to occur in childhood, they can actually present at any age in both children and adults.
DURING SEPTEMBER, ACADEMY OF NUTRITION AND DIETETICS SPOTLIGHTS AWARENESS AND TREATMENT OF MALNUTRITION
Preventing a patient from becoming malnourished can shorten his or her hospital stay, decrease hospital fees and, most importantly, improve the patient’s quality of life.
Virtual Reality Brings History to Life for Students
Students in Gonzaga University Professor Andrew Goldman’s History 193 course can look forward to traveling somewhere new and far away — and often into the past — most afternoons this fall.
Corralling quantum cats: from Cheshire cat to Schrodinger’s cat
New book helps readers better understand the elusive ‘Cheshire cat’ we call the quantum world, and s
New artifacts suggest people arrived in North America earlier than previously thought
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Stone tools and other artifacts unearthed from an archeological dig at the Cooper’s Ferry site in western Idaho suggest that people lived in the area 16,000 years ago, more than a thousand years earlier than scientists previously…
It’s never too late to start exercising, new study shows
Older people who have never taken part in sustained exercise programmes have the same ability to build muscle mass as highly trained master athletes of a similar age, according to new research at the University of Birmingham. The research shows…
Number of years in NFL, certain positions portend greater risk for cognitive, mental health problems
Longer NFL careers and certain playing positions appear to each spell greater long-term risk for serious cognitive problems such as confusion, memory deficits, depression and anxiety in former football players, according to a new report published Aug. 30 in The…
Deep snow cover in the Arctic region intensifies heat waves in Eurasia
Persistent abnormally hot weather can cause negative impacts on human health, agriculture, and natural environments. A heat wave — a spell of hot days with the mercury rising much higher than the average temperature — has been reported more frequently…
Amazon deforestation has a significant impact on the local climate in Brazil
The loss of forest cover in the Amazon has a significant impact on the local climate in Brazil, according to a new study. The UN Environment Programme has said warned that the Amazon wildfires threaten “…this precious natural resource…” and…
Defrosting surfaces in seconds
A group of researchers has devised a method of sliding ice and frost off surfaces by melting the int
Scientists uncover key new molecules that could help to tackle tooth loss and regeneration
New research published in the Journal of Dental Research has shed light on the science behind the fo