Taking your child to their annual check-up and updating their back-to-school vaccinations can be overwhelming and stressful for both you and your child. Candice Dye, M.D., pediatrician at the University of Alabama can discuss how to best prepare for your…
Mount Rushmore is a symbol of freedom for many, but the monument has a complicated meaning for Native people. A research team is working with the National Park Service to document the significance of the Black Hills for Lakota, Cheyenne and Arapaho people in relationship to Mount Rushmore.
Technology companies could be doing much more to protect individuals and organisations from the threats posed by phishing, according to research by the University of Plymouth.
Indiana University experts are available to comment on the data breach of over 100 million people’s personal information from Capital One, which is one of the largest thefts of data from a bank in history.
‘Tickling’ the ear with a small electrical current appears to rebalance the autonomic nervous system for over-55s, potentially slowing down one of the effects of ageing, according to new research.
At AACC, Festo introduces a 96-head bulk dispenser which will be used for speeding up sample handling. Festo continues to innovate in the liquid dispensing and automated sample handling arena.
The human ranging style is unique among hominoids. The Mbendjele BaYaka people move from camp to camp every few months, and thus have a large lifetime range of approximately 800 square meters.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology and Research to Prevent Blindness today announced this year’s recipients of the RPB/AAO Award for IRIS® Registry Research, who are conducting big data research in ophthalmology and blindness prevention.
Increasing the forward speed of helicopters has the potential to save lives by expediting access to medical care. The Center for Flow Physics and Control (CeFPaC) and the Center for Mobility with Vertical Lift (MOVE) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are partnering to address this challenge.
A measure to conserve groundwater in northwestern India has led to unexpected consequences: added air pollution in an area already beset by haze and smog.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee researchers are helping families and communities deal with trauma and its aftermath.
The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) is home to the only Division I NCAA ice hockey team in the Southeast, but its presence in the Tennessee Valley is more than just a source of pride for the campus community; it’s also a boon for faculty members in the Department of Kinesiology in UAH’s College of Education, who don’t have to travel far to find willing subjects for their research into maximizing player performance both on and off the ice.
James Cook University scientists have filmed stingray activity in mangroves for the first time, revealing how different species use the underwater forests and how important the environment is for the animal’s survival.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) has been ranked as the number two hospital for cancer care in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report in its annual listing of Best Hospitals. Since the inception of the rankings 30 years ago, MSK has held either the first or second spot each year for cancer care. In addition to its ranking for overall cancer care, MSK was ranked #1 in Gynecology.
How is brain death defined? What are the legal aspects of declaring brain death? How can professional and family conflicts surrounding brain death be handled? What are the solutions to ethical decision making in brain death? Answers to these questions and others will be addressed at a symposium about brain death on August 6 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm when leading medical, legal and religious experts come together at Stony Brook University for a unique program to discuss brain death.
An international collaborative led by Ludwig Cancer Research and Cancer Research UK has identified key areas that are central to uncovering the complex relationship between nutrition and cancer.
The Hospital was ranked No. 14 nationally, up four spots from last year. Eight departments within the Hospital were ranked among the top 20 nationally in their specialties, up from five last year
Heat Safety for Young Athletes
Heat illness injuries are preventable, says Raj Deu, M.D., assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. “Ideally, athletes should avoid strenuous exercise in high temperatures,” Deu says. “If that is not possible, then proper preparation with heat acclimatization, maintenance of hydration, multiple breaks from activity and knowledge of medication side effects can save athletes from a potential life-threatening event.”
Deu shares the following reminders about sun safety and sports related heat injuries:
Building on a track record of developing adeno-associated viral (AAV) vectors as a groundbreaking clinical tool for gene therapy and gene editing, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) researchers report a more sensitive method for capturing the footprint of AAV vectors—a broad range of sites where the vectors transfer genetic material.
Mississippi Senator Wicker introduced the Regional Ocean Partnership Act, July 18, 2019. The Act, if passed, will authorize Regional Ocean Partnerships (ROPs) to address cross-jurisdictional ocean and coastal issues. The Gulf of Mexico Alliance (Alliance) is an ROP and would welcome a secure and predictable method to accomplish collaborative regional-scale programs.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology (the Academy) and Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) today announced this year’s recipients of the Research to Prevent Blindness/American Academy of Ophthalmology Award for IRIS® Registry Research. The grant supports researchers who want to conduct big data research in ophthalmology and blindness prevention.
Media invited to livestream expert panel and Q&A at medical association conference.
U.S. News & World Report has ranked University of Virginia Medical Center as the No. 1 hospital in Virginia for the fourth consecutive year.
A new study by researchers at Intermountain Healthcare has found that administering broad-spectrum antibiotics, which act against a wide range of disease-causing bacteria, to treat patients with pneumonia often does more harm than good.
The more rainfall a region in sub-Saharan Africa gets, the more mosquitoes proliferate there and the more likely its residents will sleep under their insecticide-treated bed nets to prevent malaria transmission, a new study from the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs suggests. CCP is based at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
New research suggests exercise may prevent or lessen artery stiffening associated with heart failure by limiting the buildup of unsafe chemicals around the heart. The first-of-its-kind study is published ahead of print in the Journal of Applied Physiology.
The 2019 translational hypertension symposium features nationally renowned experts addressing topics related to diagnosing hypertension, more effective and durable blood pressure control and cardiovascular disease risk reduction for all communities.
A new paper by University of South Australia Adjunct Professor Jon Stratton explores the influence of the language used by Britain’s wartime hero on the Brexit vote and the unresolved cultural fears that the English still hold when it comes to invasion, occupation and sovereignty.
Mayo Clinic Hospital in Arizona is again ranked No. 1 in Arizona and the Phoenix metro area, and No. 18 nationally, by U.S. News & World Report. This marks the third time that Mayo Clinic has been recognized with two hospitals on U.S. News & World Report’s”Best Hospitals Honor Roll,” which includes the top 20 hospitals in the nation. Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, is ranked No. 1 nationally. The results were published July 30 on the U.S. News & World Report website.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester again has been ranked the nation’s best hospital in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019–2020 “Best Hospitals” rankings.
Keck Medical Center of USC Named to U.S. News & World Report 2019-20 Best Hospitals Honor Roll among top 20 hospitals nationwide
Acceptance of Argonne’s final design report for the complex APS Upgrade authorizes the laboratory to proceed with procurements needed to build the nation’s brightest energy, storage-ring based X-ray source.
Approximately 2.4 billion years ago, the Great Oxidation Event, which dramatically increased the oxygen content in Earth’s atmosphere, paved the way for the rise of all lifeforms that use oxygen to break down nutrients for energy. While scientists agree about when the event happened, they are less certain about exactly how it occurred.
Now, however, researchers at Missouri S&T say they’ve discovered a possible trigger for the Great Oxidation Event and the arrival of plants and animals on Earth.
Rene Izquierdo is a teacher, performer and researcher. He has saved some bygone music of his Cuban homeland from being lost to history.’
Two researchers from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory–David Cullen and Kate Page–have received a 2019 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, or PECASE.
The largest analysis of gubernatorial executive orders to date reveals important nuances that explain how and when legislatures are able to constrain executive power.
Making the shift to renewable energy sources requires biomass, too.
Alcohol use during pregnancy can have harmful consequences on the fetus including restricted growth, facial anomalies, and neurobehavioral problems. No amount of alcohol use during pregnancy has been proven safe. Yet a recent survey of midwives and nurses who provide prenatal care showed that 44% think one drink per occasion is acceptable while pregnant, and 38% think it is safe to drink alcohol during at least one trimester of pregnancy.
A genome-wide association study of more than 165,000 U.S. veterans confirms a genetic vulnerability to post-traumatic stress disorder, specifically noting abnormalities in stress hormone response and/or functioning of specific brain regions.
During the 2016 primary season, voters didn’t shift their preferences based on who was winning, according to a massive analysis of more than 325,000 tracking poll results.
Mayo Clinic and Boston Scientific Corp. have launched a new venture to accelerate the development of medical technology and new minimally invasive treatments for many health conditions that impede quality and longevity of life.
Researchers have imaged an exotic quantum particle — called a Majorana fermion — that can be used as a building block for future qubits and eventually the realization of quantum computers.
New Brunswick, N.J. — Experts at Rutgers University’s Eagleton Institute of Politics are available for commentary and analysis on the July 30 and 31 Democratic presidential primary debates. Ashley Koning, assistant research professor at Eagleton and director of the Eagleton…
New research from the University of Notre Dame provides a framework of strategies to help managers yield larger returns on engagement.
Hasmeena Kathuria, MD, is an associate professor in pulmonary medicine at Boston University Medical School, and the director of the Tobacco treatment Center at Boston Medical Center. She is the vice chair for the ATS Tobacco Action Committee. Michelle Eakin, PhD, is…
Article describes first laboratory measurement of the precursors to high-energy astronomical shocks.
University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) Dean, E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, today announced that Christine Lau, MD, MBA, the George Minor Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at the University of Virginia (UVA), will become the next Chair of the Department of Surgery at UMSOM, and the Chief of Surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC).
Endometriosis is a complex, chronic disease that impacts the quality of life, and in some cases fertility, of patients. Sanjay Agarwal, MD, director of fertility services at UC San Diego Health, is available to talk about new treatment options for…
Michigan State University was awarded a four-year, $2.5 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support further development in the research and teaching of less commonly taught languages, with an emphasis on Indigenous languages. This is the second Mellon grant received by the LCTL Partnership
Studies of how global change is impacting marine organisms have long focused on physiological effects–for example an oyster’s decreased ability to build or maintain a strong shell in an ocean that is becoming more acidic due to excess levels of carbon dioxide.