Researchers uncover how tumors circumvent prostate cancer therapy, identify promising treatment strategy

A Cleveland Clinic-led research team uncovered how tumors circumvent prostate cancer therapy and identified a promising new strategy for treatment. Findings were published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Antiandrogen strategies remain the backbone for advanced prostate…

Do early therapies help very young children with or at high likelihood for autism?

In an analysis of reviews published between 2009 and 2020 that assessed therapeutic or educational interventions for very young children with or at high likelihood for autism, researchers found that certain types of interventions—called naturalistic developmental behavioral interventions, developmental interventions, and behavioral interventions—can provide benefits, but there were significant limitations in the quality of the evidence and many differences in how studies were performed.

Measuring diversity from farm to fork: A new report evaluates 10 Mediterranean countries

What foods comes to your mind when you think about “The Mediterranean Diet”? For most people, the term evokes strong associations with fresh, minimally-processed ingredients – olive oil, fresh fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains, followed by fish and animal products – together making up a form of local food production and consumption that holds societal, economic, and cultural benefits.

‘Honey, don’t forget the sunscreen!’ Three beliefs that affect sunscreen use by older adults

Reminders from a romantic partner might be an effective way to encourage sunscreen use by people age 50 or older, suggests a study in the May/June issue of The Journal of the Dermatology Nurses’ Association, official publication of the Dermatology Nurses’ Association. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

خبير مايو كلينك يقدم نصائح لاستئناف لعبة الغولف

لاية مينيسوتا- في هذا الوقت من العام، بدأ سانجيف كاكار، دكتور الطب، جراح العظام في مايو كلينك، في رؤية العديد من الإصابات بين الأشخاص ممن ألهمتهم مشاهدة لعبة الغولف وغيرها من الرياضات التي تستخدم العصا.

Study shows family medicine physicians face many barriers to providing medical abortions

A study by UC Davis and UC San Francisco identified multiple barriers that family physicians navigate to provide abortion services to their patients. The barriers include lack of physician training and federal, state and institutional restrictions on providing medication abortion.

Penn Medicine Study Reveals Imaging Approach with Potential to Detect Lung Cancer Earlier, at the Cellular Level

Researchers at the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania have found a way to identify lung cancer at the cellular level in real time during a biopsy, offering promise in the ability to detect the disease earlier and with more confidence. The research is published this week in Nature Communications.

Ultrahigh piezoelectric performance demonstrated in ceramic materials

The ability of piezoelectric materials to convert mechanical energy into electrical energy and vice versa makes them useful for various applications from robotics to communication to sensors. A new design strategy for creating ultrahigh-performing piezoelectric ceramics opens the door to even more beneficial uses for these materials, according to a team of researchers from Penn State and Michigan Technological University.

New Study Finds Medicaid Expansion Increases Survival in Newly Diagnosed Cancer Patients

A new large study led by researchers at the American Cancer Society (ACS) shows Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was associated with an increase in two-year overall survival rates among patients newly diagnosed with cancer, especially among non-Hispanic Black people and people living in rural areas.

A component for brain-inspired computing

Researchers from ETH Zurich, Empa and the University of Zurich have developed a new material for an electronic component that can be used in a wider range of applications than its predecessors. Such components will help create electronic circuits that emulate the human brain and that are more efficient than conventional computers at performing machine-learning tasks.

Substudy of ADVOCATE Trial for ANCA-Associated Vasculitis Finds Avacopan Reduces Need for Glucocorticoids, Respiratory and ENT Involvement

Avacopan was better than prednisone in reducing respiratory as well as ear, nose and throat (ENT) involvement and enabled reduced glucocorticoid use in ANCA-associated vasculitis patients participating in the phase 3 ADVOCATE trial. Study results were published at the ATS 2022 international conference. The study was a subgroup analysis of results from the larger trial, which led to FDA approval of avacopan.

Researchers Identify Potential Target for Treating Autoimmune Diseases

New research using a mouse model for multiple sclerosis has uncovered a potential new area to explore for possible treatments for autoimmune disorders.

Impact of Potential NATO Expansion on International Business, Affairs and Trade

Sweden has announced it’s joining Finland in their request to join the Western military alliance NATO. The announcement comes in response to Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine, and marks an historic shift for Sweden, which has largely remained neutral for…

For Plasma with a Hot Core and Cool Edges, Super-H Mode Shows Promise

Fusion reactors face a challenge called “core-edge integration,” which involves maintaining a plasma that is hot at the core but not too hot to damage reactor walls. New research finds that a previously identified operating regime called Super H-mode can leverage the use of impurities such as nitrogen to address this challenge. The research also indicates that Super-H mode can be scaled up to future fusion plants.

Virtual News Briefings and Research Highlights, APS 2022 Convention

Journalists are invited to attend two virtual news briefing that will cover the latest research and discoveries from the field of psychological science. Topics will include the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on education, tools to support ethnic and gender minorities, fake news and misinformation, romance and relationships, and more. Register: [email protected]

Q&A With ALS Researcher Deepti Lall, PhD

There’s a huge urgency worldwide to find new therapies that help patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a fatal neurological disorder that causes people to eventually lose the ability to walk, talk, eat and breathe. In recognition of ALS Awareness Month, Dr. Deepti Lall shares why she’s optimistic about scientific advances for this fatal disease