Which Climates Are Best for Passive Cooling Technologies?

If you guessed locations with drier atmospheres and frequent clear skies, you’re right. WASHINGTON, D.C., June 25, 2019 — A group of University of California­, San Diego researchers set out to gain a better understanding of the thermal balance of…

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Low Dose of Bacterial Toxin Could Be Protective for Men at Risk of Acute Kidney Injury

Lipopolysaccharide improved outcomes for male, but not female, rats Charlottesville, Va. (June 25, 2019)—In a counterintuitive result, researchers found that giving male rats a low dose of the endotoxin lipopolysaccharide (LPS) prior to inducing a model of acute kidney injury…

Radioactive tadpoles reveal contamination clues

Tadpoles can be used to measure the amount of radiocesium, a radioactive material, in aquatic environments, according to new research from University of Georgia scientists. Whether from nuclear accidents, global fallout from weapons testing, or production of nuclear energy, tadpoles…

UVA Darden Taps Innovation Expert to Lead Degree Programs

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business today announced the appointment of Professor Jeanne Liedtka to the role of senior associate dean for degree programs. Liedtka, who is United Technologies Corporation Professor of Business Administration and has taught at Darden since 1990, will…

Artificial Intelligence Could be ‘Game Changer’ in Detecting, Managing Alzheimer’s Disease

Study Introduces Machine Learning as New Tactic in Assessing Cognitive Brain Health and Patient Care Worldwide, about 44 million people are living with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or a related form of dementia. Although 82 percent of seniors in the United…

‘M-RISE’ Research Program Aims to Prevent Brain Damage Caused by Cardiac Arrest

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – For the more than 350,000 Americans that experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest each year, less than 1 in 10 of those treated will survive with good neurologic function. “Survival for these patients decreases with every minute there is a delay…

Blood Test Predicts Stroke Risk in Patients with Diabetes

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Having diabetes is a risk factor for many other health conditions, including stroke. “Every 40 seconds an American has a stroke,” says Frederick Korley, M.D., Ph.D., an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Michigan Medicine. “To be…

As ‘Orange is the New Black’ Ends, UNLV Professor Explores How Conditions Have Changed for Incarcerated Women

The Litchfield Correctional Facility in upstate New York might be the fictitious background of Netflix’s hit series “Orange is the New Black.” But the stories of the inmates — portrayed by Hollywood actresses — could be easily found throughout real…

Shorter Rotations in Intensive Care Units Mitigate Burnout Among Physicians

Penn Medicine pilot finds increased job fulfillment, decreased burnout for critical care physicians working seven- versus 14-day rotations PHILADELPHIA – Shortening the length of rotations in a medical intensive care unit (MICU) from the traditional 14-consecutive day schedule to only…

Deep Learning Reveals Mysteries of Deep Space

The Science How do you determine the measurable “things” that describe the nature of our universe? To answer that question, researchers used CosmoFlow, a deep learning technique, running on a National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center supercomputer. They analyzed large,…

Treasures From Site of John the Baptist’s Martyrdom Brought to New Light Through Mississippi State’s Cobb Institute of Archaeology

Contact: Allison Matthews STARKVILLE, Miss.—When Mississippi State’s founding director of the Cobb Institute of Archaeology first saw the ancient site of Machaerus—the place in modern-day Jordan near the Dead Sea where John the Baptist was imprisoned and beheaded by Herod…

Research to Prevent Blindness and Partners Award $1.2 Million In Grants for Novel AMD Research

Research to Prevent Blindness, the American Macular Degeneration Foundation and the International Retinal Research Foundation announce four new grantees for the Catalyst Awards for Innovative Research Approaches for AMD. New York, NY, June 24, 2019 — Research to Prevent Blindness,…

Physicians, Health Providers and Researchers Call on Presidential Candidates to Back Funding, Preparedness and Evidence-based Responses to Infectious Diseases, HIV

In a bipartisan-aimed petition, more than 500 members of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, its HIV Medicine Association and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society are calling on all presidential candidates to commit themselves to public health policies, programs, and…

Cutting Edge Research Grants Announced by The American Macular Degeneration Foundation

Co-funded with Research to Prevent Blindness Northampton, MA – The American Macular Degeneration Foundation (AMDF), in partnership with Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB), has announced the recipients of the RPB/AMDF Catalyst Awards for Innovative Research Approaches for Age-Related Macular Degeneration,…

Tropical Soil Disturbance Could Be Hidden Source of CO2

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Thousand-year-old tropical soil unearthed by accelerating deforestation and agriculture land use could be unleashing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, according to a new study from researchers at Florida State University. In an investigation of 19 sites in…

Woodstock really was a free-wheeling festival, new archeological research shows

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – The Woodstock Music Festival celebrates its 50th anniversary this summer, and new archaeological research from Binghamton University, State University of New York shows that the iconic event took on a life of its own. Binghamton University’s Public…