Foundation for Women’s Cancer Commemorates Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month with Vital Educational Outreach and Resourceful Toolkit

The Foundation for Women’s Cancer (FWC) recognizes September as Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month annually, and this year is sharing an array of impactful resources aimed at raising awareness about gynecologic cancers and promoting education. FWC provides free educational materials and informative trainings and webinars year-round, and this month will be featuring new and existing resources for those at risk to develop gyn cancer, as well as gyn cancer patients, caregivers, survivors, and health care professionals.

Heart transplant patients from socioeconomically distressed communities face higher mortality, organ failure risk

FINDINGS People from socioeconomically distressed communities who underwent heart transplantation between 2004 and 2018 faced a 10% greater relative risk of experiencing graft failure and dying within five years compared to people from non-distressed communities. In addition, following implementation of the 2018 UNOS Heart Allocation policy, transplant recipients between 2018 and 2022 faced an approximately 20% increase in relative risk of dying or experiencing graft failure within three years compared with the pre-policy period.

Redo Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Proven Effective, Safe

Cedars-Sinai investigators are leaders in the innovation and use of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) with balloon-expandable valves. They now show that redo TAVR procedures are both safe and effective when compared with situations in which patients with similar risk profiles undergo the same procedure for the first time.

Department of Energy Announces $29 Million for Research on Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Data Resources for Fusion Energy Sciences

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $29 million in funding for seven team awards for research in machine learning, artificial intelligence, and data resources for fusion energy sciences.

Protecting the protectors: Virginia Tech researchers work to secure power grid communication on military bases.

For months, U.S. officials have been sniffing out malicious computer code that they suspect to be planted inside the power grid and communication control systems on U.S. military bases. Virginia Tech researchers already are working on a plan to secure future military base power grid operations and their critical missions from such threats.

Intestinal bacteria release molecular ‘brake’ on weight gain

Bacteria that live in the intestines inhibit a molecule that limits the amount of fat absorbed, increasing weight gain in mice fed a high-sugar, high-fat diet, researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center report. The findings, published in Science, could eventually lead to new ways to combat obesity, diabetes, and malnutrition – health problems that plague hundreds of millions worldwide.

Case Western Reserve University faculty available to discuss Hurricane Idalia, its impact and what to expect in its wake Tali Babila, assistant professor in the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences Peter Shulman, the Elizabeth and Raymond Armington Professor and associate professor in the Department of History  Thomas King, professor and chair of the Department of Accountancy …

Applications Open for Graduate Programs in Chemistry and Green Chemistry & Sustainability (Semester 2/2023)

The Master and Doctoral Degrees Programs in Chemistry and Green Chemistry & Sustainability, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University are now accepting applications for the second semester of academic year 2023.

“Nurturing Emotional Intelligence with the Humanities” Seminar

The Faculty of Arts, in collaboration with Chulalongkorn University’s Office of International Affairs and Global Network, and UNESCO, will co-host a seminar on “Nurturing Emotional Intelligence with the Humanities” on September 7, 2023, from 9:00-12:00 hrs.

Starting young girls out on some form of strength and resistance training would help prevent common sports injuries, says Director of Player Medical Services of the U.S. Open

Female athletes are not typically focusing, from a young age, on any weight, strength, and resistance training, whereas male athletes tend to lift weights their whole lives. And why is that? It’s just something that is just ingrained in us…

When the Gig is Up; Gig Workers Don’t Always Trust Their Boss and That Might Be a Good Thing

Researchers from the University of New Hampshire took a closer look at gig workers – which include freelancers, independent contractors and temporary workers – and examined relationships between workers and their managers and found that one trait, trust, could be a double-edged sword.

Researchers Test Quantum Theory with Precision-Engineered Thin Films

Comparing experimental results and theoretical calculations can be difficult for quantum materials. One solution is to use sample materials that isolate and emphasize an atomic line with one dimensional properties. In this study, scientists grew thin films of layered copper-oxygen materials to experimentally test theories of electron interaction in quantum materials. The study indicates that standard theory is not sufficient and requires a new term to fit the experimental data.

Can Taking Statins After a Bleeding Stroke Lower Risk of Another Stroke?

People who have had a stroke called an intracerebral hemorrhage who take cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins may have a lower risk of having another stroke, especially ischemic stroke, compared to people who also had an intracerebral hemorrhage but were not taking statins, according to a new study published in the August 30, 2023, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Alcohol makes you more likely to approach attractive people but doesn’t make others seem better looking: Study

It’s “liquid courage,” not necessarily “beer goggles”: New research indicates that consuming alcohol makes you more likely to approach people you already find attractive but does not make others appear more attractive, according to a report in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.

Fish oil supplement claims often vague, not supported by data

Your daily dose of omega-3s may not be doing what you think it is. Most fish oil supplements on the market today have labels boasting health benefits that aren’t supported by clinical data, according to a study published in JAMA Cardiology by researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center.