Older people may be at greater risk of developing pancreatic cancer and have poorer prognoses because of age-related changes in cells in the pancreas called fibroblasts, according to research led by investigators from the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy.
niversity of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) Dean Mark T. Gladwin, MD, along with UMSOM Board of Visitors Chair Cynthia Egan, announced today that Troy LeMaile-Stovall, MS, MBA, an award-winning technology investment, higher education, and management consulting executive, has been appointed to the School’s Board of Visitors.
By analysing ancient DNA, an international team of researchers have uncovered cases of chromosomal disorders, including what could be the first case of Edwards syndrome ever identified from prehistoric remains.
Despite the technological advances keeping meat fresh for as long as possible, certain aging processes are unavoidable. Adenosine triphosphate is a molecule produced by breathing and responsible for providing energy to cells. When an animal stops breathing, ATP synthesis also stops, and the existing molecules decompose into acid, diminishing first flavor and then safety. Hypoxanthine and xanthine are intermediate steps in this transition. Assessing their prevalence in meat indicates its freshness. In AIP Advances, researchers developed a biosensor using graphene electrodes modified by zinc oxide nanoparticles to measure HXA. The team demonstrated the sensor’s efficacy on pork meat.
A team led by scientists at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has identified a new therapeutic approach for combating neurodegenerative diseases.
Researchers unveiled a novel therapy for diabetic wound healing. This research highlights the use of exosomal miR-4645-5p from hypoxic bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) to significantly enhance wound healing by promoting keratinocyte autophagy.
Members of the media can now register to cover hormone health and science advances being presented at ENDO 2024, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting. The meeting will take place June 1-4, in Boston, Mass.
A team of scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have discovered an intriguing “cooperative” behavior among components in batteries that points to an exciting new approach to designing next-generation technologies. The team found that combining two different types of anions, negatively charged ions, with cations, positively charged ions, can significantly improve the overall battery’s performance.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory scientists have discovered a new pathway to enhance lithium-sulfur batteries, addressing their major drawback of short lifetimes. The discovery, published in Nature, reveals a previously unknown reaction mechanism that overcomes rapid performance decline in lithium-sulfur batteries.
The U.S, Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory researchers have invented and patented a new cathode material that could pave the way for eco- and budget-friendly electric vehicles. The material is inspired by earlier work at Argonne that led to the lithium-ion batteries in the Chevy Volt and Bolt. It could help the supply of low-cost and abundant elements for electric vehicle batteries.
A Rutgers professor who studies and improves the design of algorithms – human-made instructions computers follow to solve problems and perform computations – has been selected to receive a 2024 Sloan Research Fellowship.
Aaron Bernstein, an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science in the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, was named one of 126 researchers drawn from a select group of 53 institutions in the U.S. and Canada.
The KIMM has succeeded in conducting the cooling test of a large-capacity ultra-low temperature (hereinafter referred to as ULT) Turbo-Brayton cooling system using a zero GWP refrigerant.
Hackensack University Medical Center’s heart experts are taking this time to celebrate their leadership in cardiovascular care. The hospital is the only center in New Jersey to use a novel method to assess the health of smaller arteries in the heart and pinpoint microvascular disease, which until now has presented a diagnostic challenge. And they are offering patients promising new therapies by participating in high-profile cardiovascular clinical trials.
By: Jenny Ralph | Published: February 20, 2024 | 9:14 am | SHARE: Eating Disorders Awareness Week (EDAW) is an annual campaign to garner public attention and engage in support for those affected by eating disorders. For 2024, the National Eating Disorders Association has designated Feb. 26-March 3 as EDAW.Eating disorders research is rapidly evolving and examines many psychological and biological factors that may impact individuals and society.
As delegates from around the world meet at the sixth session of the U.N. Environmental Assembly (UNEA-6), a new report raises concerns about the profound threats to human health from endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) that are ubiquitous in our surroundings and everyday lives.
The service is among the first in the nation to provide free sleep care to underserved communities.
Hundreds of novel ingredients never encountered by human physiology are now found in nearly 60 percent of the average adult’s diet and nearly 70 percent of children’s diets in the U.S. An emerging health hazard is the unprecedented consumption of these ultra-processed foods in the standard American diet. This may be the new “silent” killer, as was unrecognized high blood pressure in previous decades.
The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline launched across the U.S. nearly 2 years ago. But college students — who are particularly vulnerable to substance use problems and related mental health crises — appear disinclined to use it, according to new research.
A guitarist begins 2024 on high note after awake brain surgery, Dr. Damian Green named chief of Transplantation & Cellular Therapy, targeting treatment resistance in CLL, expanding the patient pool for immunotherapy, researching potential new treatments for head and neck cancer, and more are included in this month’s tip sheet.
Avails Medical, Inc., a leader in the development of rapid, automated and fully electrical antibiotic susceptibility testing (AST) technologies, announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its groundbreaking eQUANTTM system.
Rare tropical forest bird had not been seen in nearly two decades
Just 10% of people surveyed understood that the terms ‘Forwarded’ and ‘Forwarded many times’ in WhatsApp meant they were reading potential misinformation.
Biomolecules such as amino acids and sugars occur in two mirror-image forms – in all living organisms, however, only one is ever found. Why this is the case is still unclear. Researchers at Empa and Forschungszentrum Jülich in Germany have now found evidence that the interplay between electric and magnetic fields could be at the origin of this phenomenon.
A new study from the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai shows there is a gender gap between women and men when it comes to exercise.
Researchers at Umeå University in Sweden, led by Professor Felipe Cava, have identified a new family of enzymes that creates a unique type of cross-linking between the building blocks of bacterial cell walls. This discovery could help develop new antibiotics against infectious diseases.
Melatonin treatment does not affect the insulin resistance or the glucose tolerance of night shift workers, according to a new study from the University of Surrey and the University Medical Centre Hamburg. Melatonin treatment does, however, significantly improve the sleep quality of those working shifts.
Preferential trade agreements enable Norway to import large quantities of meat from Africa. This may undermine climate change mitigation in the agricultural sector.
Many of Finland’s newly established wellbeing services counties are looking to cut costs in eldercare services, especially in round-the-clock care and home care.
High-income communities overrepresented in relevant datasets for immunotherapy research.
Higher income countries must move away from unfair data practices that undermine African researchers, writes Nicki Tiffin.
Since 1970, health care professionals have convened at the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO)’s Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer® to discuss the latest in gynecologic cancer care and science, receive educational programming, and network. Members of the entire gynecologic cancer care team who provide treatment and care in the areas of chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery, and palliative care attend the SGO Annual Meeting.
Contrary to previous research suggesting that expressing anger in the workplace leads to higher status and positive outcomes, a new study by researchers from Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Princeton University found that expressing anger is not a catalyst for higher status in the workplace.
Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University crafted replica stone age tools and used them for a range of tasks to see how different activities create traces on the edge.
How does our intestine, which can be at least 15 feet long, fit properly inside our bodies? As our digestive system grows, the gut tube goes through a series of dramatic looping and rotation to package the lengthening intestine.
The reproduction of giant sea spiders in Antarctica has been largely unknown to researchers for more than 140 years, until now.
Dr. Yamamoto et al. found the several uremic toxins as one of causes of itching in hemodialysis patients.
Two innovative design techniques lead to substantial improvements in performance in fractional-N phase locked loops (PLLs), report scientists from Tokyo Tech.
A rapid scoping review has been conducted which reveals five common ways in which the health of homeless pet owners and their companion animals is improved. Ten percent of homeless people keep pets. But little information exists on specific interventions.
The prospect of the worrisome triple threat of COVID, RSV and flu was assuaged last year by the effectiveness of flu vaccines.
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine researchers discovered a molecular mechanism by which excessive dietary protein could increase atherosclerosis risk.
In a group of plants that is famous for luring its pollinators into a death trap, one species offers its flowers as a nursery in exchange.
As part of a nationwide collaboration, Broad Clinical Labs researchers have optimized 10 polygenic scores for use in clinical research as part of a study on how to implement genetic risk prediction for patients.
Droughts have the potential to increase the spread of HIV for women living in rural parts of Africa, researchers at the University of Bristol have found.
UMass Amherst researcher co-leads worldwide efforts to understand how genetic variants are linked with disease to develop new drugs and treatments.
One of the most invasive Australian weeds is being touted as a potential economic crop, with benefits for the construction, mining and forestry industries, and potentially many First Nations communities.
A study of more than 250 persons undergoing surgical therapy for Cushing’s disease (CD) or nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas (NFPAs) found that patients who achieved remission of CD were more likely than those with surgically treated NFPAs to develop new-onset autoimmune disease within 3 years after remission. The study is published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
On this episode of the Business and Society podcast, three professors from the Ross School of Business discuss notable trends from 2023 and the current challenges of 2024 from an economic, behavioral, and political perspective.
Dustin Tyler, the Kent H. Smith II Professor of Biomedical Engineering at CWRU’s Case School of Engineering, co-founded a company that restores for people the sensation of touch—with help from a set of electrical rings that fit snugly on users’ fingers—from a distance.
A first-of-its-kind cellular immunotherapy pioneered at Moffitt Cancer Center has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration and is now available for patients with advanced melanoma. Lifileucel is the first tumor-infiltrating lymphocyte therapy, or TIL, approved for solid tumors.
Inspired by the color-changing ability of chameleons, researchers developed a sustainable technique to 3D-print multiple, dynamic colors from a single ink. “By designing new chemistries and printing processes, we can modulate structural color on the fly to produce color gradients…