How a Mesothelioma Patient Stays in the Game

It started on the tennis court, in 2016. A lunge for the ball, an awkward fall, and then sore ribs with subsequent backhands. At least that’s what Martin Snyder thought was the cause of his pain. He was wrong. An X-ray and further imaging over the ensuing weeks revealed that the slim and fit psychotherapist, then 73, had mesothelioma, a rare cancer usually caused by asbestos exposure.

Researchers Use Satellite Imaging to Map Groundwater Use in California’s Central Valley

Researchers at the University of California San Diego report in a new study a way to improve groundwater monitoring by using a remote sensing technology (known as InSAR), in conjunction with climate and land cover data, to bridge gaps in the understanding of sustainable groundwater in California’s San Joaquin Valley.

Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center receives $125,000 grant to provide services for high-tech entrepreneurs

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock has received a $125,000 grant to assist companies pursuing federal Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer grants and contracts.

Yale Trial Validates Immunotherapy Treatment for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

The immunotherapy drug atezolizumab improves survival over standard chemotherapy for many patients with newly diagnosed non-small cell lung cancer, according to a new study led by Yale Cancer Center researchers.

“There’s No Place Like Home” for Rehab After Stroke

Stroke patients who get professional rehabilitation training in their homes through live video consultations may recover their motor skills better than those who do their rehab in person with a therapist at an outpatient rehabilitation facility, according to a study published in the September 30, 2020, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Remote rehabilitation may also promote greater brain connectivity, the study said.

Hackers targeting companies that fake corporate responsibility

A new study found some hackers aren’t in it for the money; they want to expose firms that engage in phony philanthropy. These hackers — which include everyone from disgruntled employees to hacktivist groups — can “sniff out” actions that only give the appearance of corporate social responsibility.

University of Iowa celebrating 100 years of shaping the face of theatre

For the past century, stories written by University of Iowa students, faculty, and alumni have captivated audiences around the world. Playwrights such as Tennessee Williams, Lee Blessing, Kirsten Greenidge, Samuel D. Hunter, and Jen Silverman have re-imagined what theatre, television, and film can be, experimenting and bringing ideas together in new and unexpected ways.

Tufts University to lead $100M program to reduce risk of zoonotic viral spillover, spread

Tufts University will lead a $100 million, five-year program to understand and address threats posed by zoonotic viral diseases that can “spill over” from animals to humans, such as SARS-CoV-2, in an effort to reduce risk of infection, amplification, and spread, USAID announced today.

@MTSU political analyst & strategist Kent Syler available to discuss 2020 election, Presidential Debates & ✅ the facts.

Kent Syler Professor, Political Science and Public Policy Syler is a strategist and analyst who specializes in campaign strategy, political analysis and commentary, political polling, gerrymandering, and political comedy. He has been immensely involved in government and politics for over…

Q&A: How machine learning helps scientists hunt for particles, wrangle floppy proteins and speed discovery

At the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, machine learning is opening new avenues to advance the lab’s unique scientific facilities and research.

Repeated Pregnancy Loss May Be Tied to the Olfactory System, Weizmann Institute Scientists Find

Pregnant mice typically miscarry when exposed to the odor of a male who did not father their pups. Weizmann research provides evidence that the same effect occurs in women with unexplained repeated pregnancy loss (uRPL), who apparently process messages about male body odor differently. This could help identify causes and prevention of uRPL.

Maryland Smith’s Conference on Health IT & Analytics Goes Virtual Oct. 8-10

Researchers, clinical executives and policymakers will share and discuss the latest findings and practices connected to the design, implementation and use of information technology and artificial intelligence in healthcare in this 11th annual event.

New study finds antidepressant drug effective in treating “lazy eye” in adults

In a new study, published in Current Biology, researchers from the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine reveal how subanesthetic ketamine, which is used for pain management and as an antidepressant in humans, is effective in treating adult amblyopia, a brain disorder commonly known as “lazy eye.”

Duke Clinical Research Institute, UNC Center for Health Equity Research, and Partners Receive $80 Million Award from NIH to Help Expand COVID-19 Testing

The Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI), in partnership with the Center for Health Equity Research at UNC-Chapel Hill and Community-Campus Partnerships for Health, has received an $80 million award to serve as the coordinating and data collection center for a four-year program that will overcome barriers and increase uptake of testing among underserved and vulnerable populations across the U.S.

$5 million NIH grant awarded to reduce COVID-19-related disparities in vulnerable populations

To help reduce COVID-19-related health disparities in vulnerable populations in Texas, a multi-institutional team of researchers led by UTHealth in Houston will identify disease hotspots and testing deserts in racially diverse areas, and then develop and evaluate intervention strategies to increase testing.

Video Installation Confronting the Access of Sound in Media by a Hard-of-Hearing Artist Alison O’Daniel: The Tuba Thieves

The Gallatin Galleries will present The Tuba Thieves, a video installation by artist Alison O’Daniel, on 24-hour display from Oct. 14 through Nov. 20 (1 Washington Place [at Broadway]). Inspired by a series of thefts from Los Angeles area high school marching bands in 2012, The Tuba Thieves is an ongoing project that includes an in-progress feature-length film, as well as performances and mixed-media installations.