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December 14, 2022
by TWN Staff
Study Finds Hepatitis C Treatment Gap for Those With Alcohol Use Disorder

Individuals with alcohol use disorder are less likely to receive antivirals for hepatitis C, despite current guidelines recommending antiviral treatment... Read More

Individuals with alcohol use disorder are less likely to receive antivirals for hepatitis C, despite current guidelines recommending antiviral treatment regardless of alcohol use, according to a new study supported by the National Institutes of Health.Direct-acting antiviral treatment is highly effective at reducing serious illness and... Read More

December 14, 2022
by TWN Staff
Los Angeles Declares Homelessness Emergency

The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday unanimously ratified newly sworn-in Mayor Karen Bass’ declaration of an emergency in regard... Read More

The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday unanimously ratified newly sworn-in Mayor Karen Bass’ declaration of an emergency in regard to homelessness. Bass began her first day in office by declaring a state of emergency, vowing to move swiftly to help thousands of homeless people off... Read More

December 14, 2022
by TWN Staff
Canine Brain Wiring Influenced by Human-Driven Breeding Practices

Areas of the genome related to brain development harbor variants that may account for behavioral differences among different dog lineages,... Read More

Areas of the genome related to brain development harbor variants that may account for behavioral differences among different dog lineages, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health. The study, funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute, was published in the journal Cell. It... Read More

December 14, 2022
by TWN Staff
Soccer Journalist Died of a Burst Blood Vessel

Grant Wahl, the American soccer journalist who died suddenly last week at the World Cup in Qatar, had a rupture... Read More

Grant Wahl, the American soccer journalist who died suddenly last week at the World Cup in Qatar, had a rupture in a blood vessel leading from the heart, his family announced Wednesday. An autopsy conducted after his body was returned to the United States revealed the... Read More

December 14, 2022
by TWN Staff
FDA Panel Shoots Down Cytokinetics Bid for Second Heart Drug Approval

WASHINGTON — A panel of advisors to the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday declined to recommend approval of a... Read More

WASHINGTON — A panel of advisors to the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday declined to recommend approval of a new heart drug created by biotech firm Cytokinetics, finding the benefits of the drug do not outweigh its risks. The FDA is not required to follow... Read More

December 7, 2022
by TWN Staff
Scientists May Have Deciphered How Flu Viruses Enter Cells

WASHINGTON — Researchers at the National Institutes of Health believe they have discovered how influenza viruses open a hole in... Read More

WASHINGTON — Researchers at the National Institutes of Health believe they have discovered how influenza viruses open a hole in the cell membrane to inject genetic material into the cell. If they’re right, their work will set the stage for the development of new technologies to... Read More

December 7, 2022
by TWN Staff
Alcohol-Involved Suicides Have Increased Significantly Among Women

WASHINGTON — Suicide deaths involving heavy alcohol use have increased significantly among women in recent years, according to a new... Read More

WASHINGTON — Suicide deaths involving heavy alcohol use have increased significantly among women in recent years, according to a new study funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Previous research has shown that alcohol is a risk factor for suicidal behavior and that... Read More

December 7, 2022
by TWN Staff
Study Identifies ‘Creature’ That Promotes Tooth Decay

An international team of researchers has identified a "creature" that thrives on sugar, lunges at tooth-like surfaces and is especially... Read More

An international team of researchers has identified a "creature" that thrives on sugar, lunges at tooth-like surfaces and is especially skilled at promoting tooth decay. The so-called “superorganism” is actually composed of cavity-causing bacteria that piggyback on fungi, enabling it to walk from tooth to tooth... Read More

November 30, 2022
by TWN Staff
New Study Challenges ‘Good’ Cholesterol’s Role in Predicting Heart Disease Risk

BETHESDA, Md. — A new study has found that high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, the so-called "good cholesterol," may not be as... Read More

BETHESDA, Md. — A new study has found that high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, the so-called "good cholesterol," may not be as effective as scientists once believed in uniformly predicting cardiovascular disease risk among adults of different racial and ethnic backgrounds.  In fact, the research, which was supported... Read More

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February 6, 2023
by TWN Staff
118th Congress New Senate Comms Directors

As new members of the Senate build their teams, one of the most important decisions they make is the appointment... Read More

As new members of the Senate build their teams, one of the most important decisions they make is the appointment of a communications director. The Well News is tracking all of these top hires. View the House list here. StateU.S.... Read More

February 6, 2023
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118th Congress New House Comms Directors

As new members of the House of Representatives build their teams, one of the most important decisions they make is... Read More

As new members of the House of Representatives build their teams, one of the most important decisions they make is the appointment of a communications director. The Well News is tracking all of these top hires. View the Senate list... Read More

February 6, 2023
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Firms Fear Proposed Waste Rule Would Duplicate Existing Regs

WASHINGTON — Several oil and gas associations have written the Bureau of Land Management saying a proposed rule on waste... Read More

WASHINGTON — Several oil and gas associations have written the Bureau of Land Management saying a proposed rule on waste prevention would duplicate regulatory efforts already being undertaken by other federal agencies.The concern was voiced in comments submitted on the... Read More

February 6, 2023
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Tech Activists Say Computer Code Changed Human Behavior 

WASHINGTON — From the algorithm that delivers your next TikTok video to the AI that powers ChatGPT, computer code learning... Read More

WASHINGTON — From the algorithm that delivers your next TikTok video to the AI that powers ChatGPT, computer code learning isn’t a one-way operation. Of course, the program gleans information from user engagement, but experts warn that computer coding technologies... Read More

February 6, 2023
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BP in Bid to Build Offshore Wind Facility in NY

ALBANY, N.Y. — BP and partner Equinor have jointly entered a bid in New York’s third offshore wind solicitation, vying... Read More

ALBANY, N.Y. — BP and partner Equinor have jointly entered a bid in New York’s third offshore wind solicitation, vying to provide the state with renewable energy from the Beacon Wind 2 lease area located roughly 60 miles off the... Read More

February 6, 2023
by Dan McCue
Patent Activity Surges at National Renewable Energy Lab

WASHINGTON — The number of patents received by researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory surged last year, with the... Read More

WASHINGTON — The number of patents received by researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory surged last year, with the lab receiving a total of 57 during the just concluded 2022 fiscal year, 10 more than awarded in 2021. In... Read More

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