UNC’s Entrepreneurial Challenge Helps Student Back Eco-Friendly Fashion in Thrifty Way

Kennedy Dechant, a sophomore Environmental and Sustainability Studies major at the University of Northern Colorado, never imagined that she would one day be running her own business. Now the owner of the online thrift store, Eclecticism, her business began as a website she created for her web design class in high school.

Grad Students Researching Methods to Strengthen Mental Health Training in Rural Schools

Third-year graduate students at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC), Ashley Coburn and Breanna King are on their way to becoming licensed psychologists. Before they earn a Ph.D. from the School of Psychology program, they’re taking a deeper look into a topic affecting youth across the country, especially those living in the rural mountain west – mental health.

For some small kidney cancers, freezing is more effective than heat treatment

For patients with early-stage renal cell carcinomas (RCCs) that measure between 3 and 4 centimeters, a procedure that destroys the cancer by freezing – called cryoablation – yields a lower-risk of cancer-related death compared to heat-based thermal ablation, reports a preliminary study in The Journal of Urology®, an Official Journal of the American Urological Association (AUA). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

بحث مبكر حول إيجاد حل خالٍ من الخلايا لسلس البول الإجهادي

أشارت الأبحاث قبل السريرية إلى أن العضلات الهيكلية المُجددة وأعراض سلس البول الإجهادي تحسنت بعد استخدام مادة خالية من الخلايا اكتُشفت في مايو كلينك. أشرف فريق عطا بحفر، دكتور الطب، الحاصل على الدكتوراه، وفريق إيمانويل ترابوكو، دكتو الطب، على هذا البحث بالتعاون مع قسم طب القلب والأوعية الدموية وقسم التوليد وأمراض النساء في مايو كلينك. الورقة البحثية منشورة في مجلة إن بي جيه للطب التجديدي.

Cardiothoracic Surgeon to Lead Smidt Heart Institute’s ECMO Program

The Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai has selected board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon Tyler Gunn, MD, to be the director of the Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, or ECMO, Program in the Department of Cardiac Surgery.

Neuromuscular Match Hosted by AANEM Again in 2023

The American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) is excited to host the neuromuscular (NM) fellowship match again in 2023. Through the AANEM Fellowship Match Portal, neurology and PM&R residents are welcome to apply for fellowships in NM medicine and/or clinical neurophysiology (CNP) (EMG-focused).

High rates of complications and rehospitalizations after abdominal ostomy surgery

Patients undergoing abdominal surgery for ostomy placement have high rates of hospital readmissions and emergency department visits – often involving ostomy-related complications, reports a study in the November/December issue of the Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing, the official journal of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses (WOCN®) Society.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Design Goes Deeper into Brain

As a noninvasive neuromodulation method, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) shows great potential to treat a range of mental and psychiatric diseases, including major depression. Current methods don’t go quite deep enough and are largely restricted to superficial targets within the brain, but a new TMS array with a special geometrical-shaped magnet structure will help stimulate deeper tissue.

Moveable Robotic Platform Could Be the Future of Retail

Shifting customer shopping habits, exacerbated by the recent pandemic, have forced retailers to reimagine the way goods and services are handled. “Omni-channel services” — such as buy online and pickup in store, in-store returns, ship from store, and home delivery — have shifted the in-store logistics once done by shoppers to retailers.

Comm Arts Chula Offers 2 New Courses on Creating Fun Games to Dazzle Digital Natives

To keep abreast with the world of modern communication, the Faculty of Communication Arts, Chulalongkorn University (Comm Arts Chula) is offering 2 brand new courses on creative media in the form of games through a cross-disciplinary approach alongside Chula Engineering and College of Public Health Sciences to create a media that’s accessible and appealing to the digital-age audience.

Study Explores Link Between Shark Nose Shape, Size and Sensitivity of Smell

Differences in sharks’ olfactory systems are of interest not only because of their known incredible sense of smell but also because they have been around since before the dinosaurs. They managed to thrive in every known marine habitat for millions of years – their sense of smell may have been key. A study is the first to quantify olfactory organ morphology by examining rosette shape and other internal structures among a diverse set of shark species using dissections, phylogenetic comparisons, and a fairly new technique, called diffusible iodine‐based contrast‐enhanced computed tomography imaging. Results reveal that the organs did not change in shape or number of lamellae throughout the life stages, suggesting that olfaction is a key sensory modality throughout the life of elasmobranch fishes.

The nano-magnets that will restore damaged nerve cells

When neurons are damaged by degenerative disease or injury, they have little, if any, ability to heal on their own. Restoring neural networks and their normal function is therefore a significant challenge in the field of tissue engineering. Prof. Orit Shefi and doctoral student Reut Plen from the Kofkin Faculty of Engineering at Bar-Ilan University have developed a novel technique to overcome this challenge using nanotechnology and magnetic manipulations, one of the most innovative approaches to creating neural networks.

Chemicals could undercut global plastics treaty

Next week the UN intergovernmental negotiating committee (INC) on plastic pollution will meet in Uruguay to develop an international legally binding instrument against plastic pollution. There is concern among scientists that the negotiations will overlook the diversity and complexity of chemicals present in plastics. This would severely undermine the treaty’s effectiveness, according to a new study published in the recent issue of the scientific journal Environmental Science & Technology Letters.

Media Availability: UNH British Historian to Comment on Royal Visit to Boston

Prince William and Kate Middleton are both expected to make the trip across the pond for the second annual Earthshot Prize ceremony which will be held in Boston. Nicoletta Gullace, associate professor of history at the University of New Hampshire, and an expert on the royal family, is available to talk about the significance of the trip and what this means for the monarchy as well as for the city of Boston.

In some settings, medical masks may offer similar effectiveness to N95 respirators for preventing COVID-19 infection among health care workers

A study of more than 1,000 health care workers was unable to establish whether medical masks are significantly less effective at preventing COVID-19 infection than N95 respirators in hospital settings. The findings varied across countries, which were studied during different times in the pandemic, and uncertainty in the estimates of effect limit definitiveness of findings. The study is published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

ACP issues Rapid, Living Practice Points on treating COVID-19 patients in outpatient settings

In a new Rapid and Living Practice Points, the American College of Physicians (ACP) summarizes the best available evidence about the use of pharmacologic and biologic treatments of COVID-19 in the outpatient setting. Outpatient Treatment of Confirmed Mild or Moderate COVID-19: Living and Rapid Practice Points from the American College of Physicians (Version 1), is published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

Study finds that big rains bring big algae blooms… eventually

In the lake-rich regions of the world, algae blooms are a growing problem. Not only are the floating green scums a nuisance for anyone hoping to enjoy the water, they can turn toxic and threaten public health.The main driver behind these blooms is phosphorus, an element used widely in agriculture to fertilize crops, that can run from the land and into lakes — especially during heavy rains.

UCI-led study finds pay practices, job barriers to blame for women making less than men

Irvine, Calif., Nov. 28, 2022 — Despite advances in gender equality, women still earn less than men in all advanced, industrialized societies. Who – or what – is to blame? A new 15-country study led by Andrew Penner at the University of California, Irvine, divides fault evenly between inequitable within-job salary structures and the decisions that route men and women into differently compensated roles.

‘You can always make a change’: 15-Year-Old Johns Hopkins Patient with Type 2 Diabetes Thrives Almost 2 Years After Diagnosis

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Youth onset type 2 diabetes is rising worldwide, and a recent study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, published in the Journal of Pediatrics, documented a steep rise in new diagnoses of type 2 diabetes among children during the early part of the COVID-19 pandemic

The swimming habits of gelatinous animals are inspiring underwater vehicle design

Two different swimming styles of a marine animal related to jellyfish let the animal prioritize speed or energy efficiency, depending on its current needs, a team of University of Oregon researchers found. The UO team, led by marine biologist Kelly Sutherland and postdoctoral researcher Kevin Du Clos, report their findings in a paper published Nov. 28 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Gen Z Shoppers Likely Driving Some Small Business Shopping Trends

While the numbers aren’t in just yet on how many people supported small businesses over the holiday weekend, a pre-holiday survey from Bankrate predicted more consumers were planning to shop on Small Business Saturday than on Black Friday. If you would…

Demand for remote work remains high, despite companies rolling back virtual work arrangements

More job seekers are applying for remote positions, despite more companies choosing to bring their workers back into the office and roll back virtual work arrangements. According to a report by The Washington Post, fifty percent of job applications submitted on LinkedIn…