For more than a year, researchers at The University of Texas at El Paso’s Stanley E. Fulton Gait Research & Movement Analysis Lab in the College of Health Sciences have been using real-time 3D animation to investigate motor impairments in children who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The greatest takeaway from this study is that when teaching or coaching new movements to an individual with autism, the teacher or coach needs to understand the individual with autism’s specific motor learning characteristics.
The Senate has approved a bipartisan, $35 billion bill to upgrade the country’s water infrastructure, a measure that would clean up the nation’s water supply. Jerel Ezell is professor of Africana studies and an expert in health disparities and social…
Economic recovery following the pandemic will require an entrepreneurial skill set. Fortunately, the CSU offers inquiring minds a multitude of resources. No wonder CSU alumni are leading the way.
Scientists have known for a while that SARS-CoV-2’s distinctive “spike” proteins help the virus infect its host by latching on to healthy cells. Now, a major new study shows that they also play a key role in the disease itself.
jCyte’s presentation at ARVO 2021, demonstrated that retinitis pigmentosa patients treated with the 6 million cell dose of jCell therapy had significant gains in a broad range of visual function tests – BCVA, visual field (KVF), contrast sensitivity (CS), and low luminance mobility (LLMT) – all which measure important and different aspects of functional vision. jCyte also engaged the Cleveland Clinic to identify an anatomical biomarker for patient response to jCell therapy in retinitis pigmentosa, which will help guide the upcoming pivotal study.
Dr. Anwar Parvez Sayed is the country director of I-TECH India. The International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) is based at the University of Washington schools of Medicine and Public Health and works with local partners to develop…
AMSSM toolkit aims to answer common questions parents have regarding the risks, benefits and appropriate practice habits of sport participation for their young athletes.
A Phase II trial led by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center found that BK virus (BKV)-specific T cells from healthy donors were safe and effective as an off-the-shelf therapy for BKV-associated hemorrhagic cystitis (BKV-HC), a painful complication common after allogeneic stem cell transplants for patients with leukemia or lymphoma. The study was published today in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
As the end of the school year draws near, we want to acknowledge the incredible creativity, resilience, and hard work of educators this year. It has been a time like no other. Educators have experienced enormous stress and strain to adapt to constantly changing contexts amid concerns about their own health and the health of their students. Educators have also been challenged by the existing and ever increasing inequities between privileged and historically marginalized students in U.S. schools that the pandemic has underscored. These long-standing inequities have exacerbated the challenges teachers have had to manage this year, and have impacted the resources available to them in pivoting to pandemic teaching, as well as the conditions that their students and families are navigating.
This week, Malawi’s Supreme Court outlawed the death penalty ordering the re-sentencing of at least 37 people known to be under a death sentence. Sandra Babcock, director of the Cornell Center on the Death Penalty Worldwide and a partner in…
Tulane scientists are part of a team of Louisiana researchers looking at how smart quantum technology can improve communications systems used in the military.
By: Mark Blackwell Thomas | Published: April 30, 2021 | 2:13 pm | SHARE: Heavy workloads and high employee turnover are simply part of business for most auditing firms — but successfully managing these dynamics is key to maintaining quality audits, a Florida State University researcher has found. Nate Newton, assistant professor of accounting in the College of Business, studied one of the top global accounting firms, investigating two key elements of audit teams: workloads and staffing continuity.
Scott Lee, MD, PhD, MPA, MPhil, assistant professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has received the Kenneth J. Arrow Award for health economics research given by the International Health Economics Association.
Medical researchers at Flinders University have established a new link between high body mass index (BMI) and breast cancer survival rates – with clinical data revealing worse outcomes for early breast cancer (EBC) patients and improved survival rates in advanced breast cancer (ABC).
The Brazilian Amazon rainforest released more carbon than it stored over the last decade – with degradation a bigger cause than deforestation – according to new research.
The ranch in northern Arizona is a transition zone between piñon/juniper and ponderosa pine ecosystems and has a dynamic ecosystem where species are visibly shifting and responding to global environmental change. The donation allows for the land to remain in its natural state, protecting it from grazing and development.
On April 29, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proclaimed its ban on menthol cigarettes and all flavored cigars as a commitment to reduce addiction and youth experimentation, improve quitting among current smokers and address health disparities. Thanks…
The American Physiological Society (APS) is pleased to announce its new leadership: President Jennifer Pollock, PhD, FAPS, FAHA; President-elect Dee U. Silverthorn, PhD, FAPS, FAAA, FAAAS; and Councilors Lacy Alexander, PhD, FACSM; Margarita Curras-Collazo, PhD, FAPS; and Dexter Lee, PhD. The new officers were elected by APS membership and took office April 30, 2021.
Scientists from around the world have produced a new analysis—believed to be the most detailed study of specialized ecological data from global forests—that is furthering science’s understanding of species interactions and how diversity contributes to the preservation of ecosystem health.
After COVID-19 emerged on U.S shores, providers began reviewing the emerging basic science, translational, and clinical data to identify potentially effective treatment options. In addition, a multitude of both novel and repurposed therapeutic agents were used empirically and studied within clinical trials.
New research from the University of Utah ties the worsening trend of extreme poor air quality events in Western regions to wildfire activity, with growing trends of smoke impacting air quality clear into September.
In August 2016 a massive storm on par with a Category 2 hurricane churned in the Arctic Ocean.
A group that invests in Indiana University-affiliated innovation has been awarded TechPoint’s 2021 Investor of the Year Mira Award in recognition of their intentional effort to invest in women and minority-led startups.
White-rot fungi have an extraordinary ability to break down lignin, a very sturdy material in plant cell walls. To find out what products result when these fungi deconstruct lignin, researchers used synthetic compounds that mimic those produced by lignin breakdown, fed those compounds to the fungi, then tracked the compounds within fungal cells. They found that white-rot fungi uptake lignin deconstruction products and use them as a carbon source for food and building material.
Data being presented at the 2021 virtual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) highlights the significant impact of inherited retinal diseases (IRD) in the United States and Canada.
Yonaira Rivera, a Rutgers University–New Brunswick assistant professor of communication, is available to discuss the role misinformation plays in COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among U.S. Latinos/as and other communities of color. “While issues related to vaccine hesitancy go beyond social media,…
US Case Reports of Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis With Thrombocytopenia After Ad26.COV2.S Vaccination, March 2 to April 21, 2021 Key Points Question What were the clinical characteristics of the first US patients reported to have cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) with…
DALLAS – April 30, 2021 – UT Southwestern scientists successfully employed a new type of gene therapy to treat mice with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), uniquely utilizing CRISPR-Cas9-based tools to restore a large section of the dystrophin protein that is missing in many DMD patients. The approach, described online today in the journal Science Advances, could lead to a treatment for DMD and inform the treatment of other inherited diseases.
Jeremy Edwards, director of the Computational Genomics and Technology (CGaT) Laboratory at The University of New Mexico, and his colleagues at Centrillion Technologies in Palo Alto, Calif. and West Virginia University, have developed a chip that provides a simpler and more rapid method of genome sequencing for viruses like COVID-19.
Wildfires affect both the visible parts of plants and the plant microbiome. Understanding these effects helps scientists mitigate the effects of wildfires. This research examined microbial DNA samples from tissues of young quaking aspen saplings after a prescribed burn. Aspen relies largely on fire to regenerate. This work demonstrates that fire affects the entire plant microbiome, not just nearby soil.
Nearly 10 million cancer screenings in the U.S. failed to happen because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published in JAMA Oncology, a publication of the American Medical Association.
Researchers have developed a brain-like computing device that is capable of learning by association.
New Brunswick, N.J. (April 30, 2021) – Rutgers University–New Brunswick engineering professors Edward P. DeMauro, German Drazer, Hao Lin and Mehdi Javanmard are available for interviews on their work to develop a new type of fast-acting COVID-19 sensor that detects the presence…
DETROIT (April 30, 2021) – A study by Sports Medicine researchers at Henry Ford Health System determined that NFL players who underwent surgery for their first shoulder dislocation enjoyed a longer career, while those who opted for nonsurgical treatment returned to play faster. Researchers found no differences in performance and games played or started whether a player had surgery or not.
Chula researchers have found that “rutin” extract from orange peel can kill the COVID-19 virus. They are developing it into drugs while pointing out that drug research is still necessary along with vaccine research and suggesting that Thai people should adjust their views on herbs to create added value.
AIP and six scientific societies are calling on the new White House and 117th Congress to support research and education in the physical sciences to address critical issues facing our society. In the week of hearings on President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the White House OSTP, a letter sent to the president and congressional leaders highlights calls for action on these foundational issues and outlines several cornerstone policy issues that need attention, funding, and support.
Researchers from the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology in collaboration with scientists at Oxford University have published a paper in Cell reporting the function of LanCL proteins. These proteins are found in eukaryotic cells but their function was…
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Clinical data reveals new link between body weight and breast cancer survival
Boston, MA (April 30, 2021) – A new study, presented today at the AATS 101st Annual Meeting, shows significant reduction in post-operative use of Schedule II opioids for pain management following robotic surgery. To address the on-going issues of opioid…
Eurosurveillance issue marks European Immunization Week 2021
Palmer amaranth is a hard-to-control noxious weed that can significantly reduce crop yields.
An international research group led by Prof. WANG Bo and Prof. SHI Gongle from the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (NIGPAS) collected approximately 25,000 fossil-containing amber samples and about 5,000 fossil plants in…
Single-cell analysis of autopsy samples from COVID-19 patients shows how the lungs repeatedly tried, and failed, to repair themselves
Passed in 2018, the First Step Act sought to address re-entry challenges for inmates in the federal prison system. The legislation called for developing an assessment tool to identify inmates for release who had the lowest likelihood of recidivism. A…
The provenance of oxygen on Earth and other solar planetary bodies is a fundamental issue. It is widely accepted that the prebiotic pathway of oxygen production in the Earth primitive atmosphere was via vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) photodissociation of CO 2…
Applicant pool continues to become more diverse, with more women and applicants of color applying each year
Can vastly reduce the need for routine surveillance biopsies following heart transplantation
joint AATS and ESTS panel releases evidence-based guidelines for thoracic surgery patients
Boulder, Colo., USA: GSA’s dynamic online journal, Geosphere , posts articles online regularly. Locations and topics studied this month include the Central Anatolian Plateau; the Southern Rocky Mountain Volcanic Field; petrogenesis in the Grand Canyon; and the evolution of the…