A new Australian study focused on defence veterans’ mental health has found strong evidence that assistance dogs used in conjunction with traditional therapies provide the most effective treatment outcomes.
Month: February 2023
Blue whale foraging and reproduction are related to environmental conditions, study shows
A new study of New Zealand blue whales’ vocalizations indicates the whales are present year-round in the South Taranaki Bight and their behavior is influenced by environmental conditions in the region.
Free Dental Care Provided to Mark Annual National February Observance of Give Kids a Smile Day
Hackensack University Medical Center and JFK University Medical Center Take Part in Campaign to Bring Dental Health to Children
Georgia Tech and Collaborators Receive Grant from The Rockefeller Foundation to Improve Understanding of the Mobile Broadband Experience
To make connectivity more equitable, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are developing open-source software to empower citizens to report on cellular network quality and places without any connectivity.
New Research Embodies Queer History Through Artifacts
New research from the Georgia Institute of Technology offers a unique framework for understanding queer communities and their histories.
Ochsner Health Network Leads the Way in Value-Based Care
“This report is a culmination of the accomplishments and efforts of our network of physicians and healthcare partners to extend high-quality, value-based care to patients and communities along the Gulf Coast,” said OHN Chief Executive Officer Eric Gallagher.
Jersey Shore University Medical Center Opens Pulmonary Hypertension Center
Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center recently celebrated the opening of a new, specialized Pulmonary Hypertension Center.
Effects of the Interruption Management Strategy “Stay S.A.F.E.” During Medication Administration
Abstract Purpose This study measured the impact of the Stay S.A.F.E. intervention on nursing students’ management of and response to interruptions during medication administration. Time to return to the primary task, performance (procedural failures and error rate), and perceived task load…
Simulation- vs. Didactic-Based Learning for Rehabilitation Nurses Caring for Patients With Autonomic Dysreflexia
Abstract Purpose Autonomic dysreflexia (AD) is associated with spinal cord injury, manifesting in symptoms of high blood pressure, bradycardia, headache, diaphoresis, and anxiety. Nurses often manage these symptoms; thus, nursing knowledge of AD is crucial. The purpose of this study…
Noticing Acute Changes in Health in Long-Term Care Residents
Abstract Purpose Early signs of acute conditions and increased fall risk often go unrecognized in patients in long-term care facilities. The aim of this study was to examine how healthcare staff identify and act on changes in health status in…
Precarious work associated with high BMI
A study inks precarious work with increases in body mass index and adds to a growing body of evidence that precarious work may contribute to poor health outcomes.
Clinical trial for patients with swallowing difficulties after cancer treatment
UC Davis Health researchers have begun a new stem cell clinical trial to treat patients with swallowing problems. The study takes stem cells and injects them into the patient’s tongue.
Janelle Scott Voted AERA President-Elect; Key Members Elected to AERA Council
Janelle Scott, professor and the Birgeneau Distinguished Chair in Educational Disparities at the University of California, Berkeley, in the School of Education, has been voted president-elect of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).
Henry Ford Medical Group Appoints Dr. Brien J. Smith to Top Neurology Role
The Henry Ford Medical Group today announced Brien J. Smith, M.D., MBA, a national expert in neurology and epilepsy, as its new Chair of the Department of Neurology.
Targeting wealth managers would cripple Russia’s oligarchs
From astronomical sums of money to opulent superyachts and lavish villas, the assets of the oligarchs providing the political and financial backing for Russian president Vladimir Putin’s military ambitions have been publicly and fervently seized by Western nations since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Shrinking age distribution of spawning salmon raises climate resilience concerns
By returning to spawn in the Sacramento River at different ages, Chinook salmon lessen the potential impact of a bad year and increase the stability of their population in the face of climate variability, according to a new study by scientists at UC Santa Cruz and NOAA Fisheries.
UC San Diego’s Astrobiotechnology Hub to Drive Drug Discovery in Space
UC San Diego’s new Astrobiotechnology Hub brings together leaders in academia, biotechnology and aerospace industries under a united mission to advance stem cell science and commercialization in space.
THT 2023 Late-Breaking Clinical Science Announced
The full list of late-breaking clinical science to be presented at THT 2023: Technology and Heart Failure Therapeutics is now available online. An international heart failure conference organized by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF), THT will take place March 20-22, 2023, at the Westin Boston Seaport in Boston, MA.
New material may offer key to solving quantum computing issue
A new form of heterostructure of layered two-dimensional (2D) materials may enable quantum computing to overcome key barriers to its widespread application, according to an international team of researchers.
Machine learning model speeds up assessing catalysts for decarbonization technology from months to milliseconds
Argonne researchers have developed an artificial intelligence-based model to greatly speed up the process for engineering a low-cost catalyst that converts biomass into fuels and useful chemicals with many possible applications.
St. Jude approach prevents drug resistance and toxicity
Scientists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital showed an effective method to avoid activating a major cellular detoxification receptor to overcome drug resistance and toxicity.
Jurassic shark – Shark from the Jurassic period was already highly evolved
Cartilaginous fish have changed much more in the course of their evolutionary history than previously believed. Evidence for this thesis has been provided by new fossils of a ray-like shark, Protospinax annectans, which demonstrate that sharks were already highly evolved in the Late Jurassic. This is the result of a recent study by an international research group led by palaeobiologist Patrick L. Jambura from the Department of Palaeontology at the University of Vienna, which was recently published in the journal Diversity.
Alliance works to keep America prepared for nuclear incidents
The IIRM-URA was formed to tackle some challenging science with a worthy goal: improve survivability and response in the case of a nuclear attack. The IIRM-URA consists of 15 universities, four national laboratories, and two industrial companies.
Identifying the inflammatory cells behind chemo brain
Immune cells that keep the brain free of debris but also contribute to inflammation are the likely culprits behind the concentration and memory problems that sometimes follow one type of chemotherapy, a new study in mice suggests.
Your Gut’s Microbiome, On a Chip
In APL Bioengineering, researchers describe how gut-on-a-chip devices can bridge lab models and human biology. Modeling the microbiome is particularly difficult because of its unique environmental conditions, but through creative design, gut-on-a-chip devices can simulate many of these properties, such as the gut’s anaerobic atmosphere, fluid flow, and pulses of contraction/relaxation. Growing intestinal cells in this environment means that they more closely resemble human biology compared to standard laboratory cell cultures.
Super-fast insect urination powered by the physics of superpropulsion
Sharpshooter insects excrete by catapulting urine droplets at high accelerations. By using computational fluid dynamics and biophysical experiments, the researchers studied the fluidic, energetic, and biomechanical principles of sharpshooter excretion. Their study reveals how an insect smaller than the tip of a pinky finger performs a feat of physics and bioengineering – superpropulsion.
Study Finds 1-in-5 Patients at High Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Refuse Statin Therapy
Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, killing someone in the United States every 34 seconds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A new study by investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a founding member of the Mass General Brigham healthcare system, conducted the first population-based study on patients’ nonacceptance of statin therapy recommendations.
ACC Scientific Session 2023 to Feature Smidt Heart Institute Experts
Experts from the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai, California’s premier cardiology and heart surgery provider, will present innovative research findings and lead discussions on the latest high-impact medical breakthroughs during the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Annual Scientific Session & Expo March 4-6 in New Orleans.
IAFNS Supports Building Evidence on Live Dietary Microbes Impact on Health
New funding opportunity for microbes and health research.
US falls far behind most of the world in support for fathers and caregivers of aging adults
Today, the WORLD Policy Analysis Center (WORLD) at UCLA, launched “Equality within Our Lifetimes,” the most comprehensive analysis to date of laws and policies related to gender equality in all 193 U.N. member states. While the U.S. performs well in some areas, it has become even more of an outlier when it comes to care.
Flower power: Research highlights the role of ants in forest regeneration
Ants play a key role in forest regeneration, according to a new paper from Binghamton University, State University of New York.
Life Is Good After Complex, Robotic Mitral Valve Repair
Elizabeth Hinlein is freshly home from three weeks in Italy. The streets of Venice, Florence, Rome and Siena inspired her creative work as an artist and filmmaker, and also helped her regain her strength and build back her stamina. And count her lucky stars.
CSUF’s Black CommUnity Offers Mentoring, Networking for Black Communications Students
A new Cal State Fullerton program, Black CommUnity, aims to create an affirming space for Black communications students to access career mentoring, build professional networks and find communications internships and jobs.
University of Delaware’s Kristina Najera offers expert perspective on teacher preparation
Dr. Kristina Najera is Director of the Center for Excellence and Equity in Teacher Preparation (CEETP) and Assistant Professor of Literacy at the University of Delaware. She comes to UD from Temple University where she served as Associate Dean of…
University of Delaware’s Jamie Bailey offers expert opinion of teacher preparation
Jamie Bailey is the Assistant Director of the Office of Clinical Studies and is an alumna of University of Delaware. She holds an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s degree in School Leadership from Wilmington University. She looks…
Study Finds Association Between Lifetime Experiences of Discrimination and Incidence of Dementia
According to new research from Wake Forest University School of Medicine, people who experience discrimination during their lifetimes have an increased risk of dementia. The study appears in the February issue of Alzheimer’s & Dementia, the journal of the Alzheimer’s Association.
Chula Professors and Researchers Received National Research Awards at Thailand Inventors’ Day 2023
A big round of applause goes to Chula professors and researchers who received the national research award at the “Thailand Inventor’s Day 2023”.
How to Improve Your Gut Health with Plant-Based Foods
For March, National Nutrition Month, an annual campaign by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Meatless Monday team is sharing tips and insights on how to improve gut health with plant-based foods.
Galactic explosion offers astrophysicists new insight into the cosmos
Using data from the James Webb Space Telescope’s first year of interstellar observation, an international team of researchers was able to serendipitously view an exploding supernova in a faraway spiral galaxy.
Game-changing Scientists Address Issues Impacting Life and Health at American Physiology Summit
What are scientists learning about long COVID? Does climate change affect our physiology? These questions and more will be addressed during eight exciting game-changer sessions at the American Physiology Summit.
خبير من مايو كلينك للرعاية الصحية: الذكاء الاصطناعي يحسن دقة تنظير القولون
لندن – يقضي جيمس إيست، دكتور الطب، أيامه في فحص قولون الناس بمهارة، والبحث عن السلائل المشبوهة التي قد تتحول يومًا ما إلى سرطان، والتخلص منها. يقول طبيب الجهاز الهضمي في مايو كلينك للرعاية الصحية في لندن، إن القدرة على التعرف على مخاطر الإصابة بالسرطان والقضاء عليها في الحال خلال تنظير القولون من الأمور المجزية للغاية في مهنته التي اختارها.
Experto de Mayo Clinic Healthcare: la inteligencia artificial mejora la precisión de la colonoscopia
El Dr. James East dedica su tiempo a examinar con destreza el colon de las personas para buscar y detectar pólipos sospechosos que podrían transformarse en algún momento en cáncer. Este gastroenterólogo de Mayo Clinic Healthcare en Londres afirma que la capacidad de identificar riesgos de cáncer y de eliminarlos de inmediato durante una colonoscopia es una de las partes más gratificantes de la profesión que eligió.
Especialista da Mayo Clinic Healthcare: a inteligência artificial melhora a precisão da colonoscopia
O Dr. James East passa os seus dias examinando com habilidade o cólon das pessoas, procurando e extraindo pólipos suspeitos que um dia poderiam se transformar em câncer. Gastroenterologista da Mayo Clinic Healthcare em Londres, ele diz que a capacidade de identificar os riscos do câncer e eliminá-los diretamente no local durante a colonoscopia é uma das partes mais satisfatórias da profissão que ele escolheu.
Journalists invited to premier global event in integrative psychological science
ICPS is designed to surmount artificial disciplinary boundaries that can impede scientific progress and to highlight areas of investigation in which those boundaries have already been overcome.
12 exotic bacteria found to passively collect rare earth elements from wastewater
Scientists have shown that the biomass of 12 previously unstudied strains of cyanobacteria from around the globe is efficient at the biosorption of the rare earth elements lanthanum, cerium, neodymium, and terbium from aqueous solutions. This allows these rare elements, for which demand is steadily growing, to be collected from wastewater from mining, metallurgy, and the recycling of e-waste and reused.
Thrive Bioscience Debuts New Cell Imaging Capabilities and CellAssist Software Release 4.0 to Advance Laboratory Automation
Thrive Bioscience Inc., an innovative provider of automated live cell imaging instruments and software, debuts a new integrated suite of unique and exciting capabilities, including Release 4.0 of its CellAssist software, that significantly advances the field of live cell imaging.
Local Leaders Announce Plan to Strengthen Health Services in Imperial County
Representatives from the City of El Centro, El Centro Regional Medical Center (ECRMC), and UC San Diego Health today announced a strategic and operational plan to stabilize and financially bolster ECRMC.
Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health Opens Region’s First Dedicated, Child-Friendly Center for Pediatric Urology
Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health continues to expand its pediatric urology services with the opening of the newly constructed Center for Pediatric Urology — the region’s first dedicated clinic for young patients with congenital and acquired urologic conditions.
Watch weekend tech as teens settle into school
We all know that teenagers love their sleep. But if your teen is a regular night owl, then they could be overdosing on technology at the expense of their sleep, according to new research from the University of South Australia.
UCLA Health expert available to discuss colorectal cancer screening, the increase in colorectal cancer in young adults, and more during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
UCLA Health expert available to discuss colorectal cancer screening, the increase in colorectal cancer in young adults, and more during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Folasade May, MD, PhD, UCLA Health colon cancer prevention researcher and gastroenterologist, is available for interview on a variety…