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2021-10-13 16:01:52
by Alexa Hornbeck
Gene Editing Treatment Used in Human Subjects With Rare Genetic Blindness

WASHINGTON — New data presented by researchers from Editas Medicine, a leading genome editing company, reveals that gene editing treatments... Read More

WASHINGTON — New data presented by researchers from Editas Medicine, a leading genome editing company, reveals that gene editing treatments are not only safe in humans, but may hold promise of treating a rare retinal disease that leads to blindness.... Read More

2021-10-07 13:40:14
by Alexa Hornbeck
Eating Within Consistent 10-Hour Window Reduces Risk of Chronic Diseases

Researchers from the UC San Diego School of Medicine and Salk Institute conducted a review of time-restricted eating that shows... Read More

Researchers from the UC San Diego School of Medicine and Salk Institute conducted a review of time-restricted eating that shows eating within an 8-10-hour window can reduce the risk of chronic diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease.  “Just like... Read More

2021-10-05 18:02:50
by Dan McCue
NIH Chief, Who Led Fight Against COVID, Alzheimer's and Cancer, Retiring

WASHINGTON -- Dr. Francis S. Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health for 12 years and a key leader... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Dr. Francis S. Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health for 12 years and a key leader in the nation’s battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, is retiring. Collins, who is 71, said he intends to step down... Read More

2021-09-29 21:45:19
by Alexa Hornbeck
Bridging the Texture Gap in Plant-Based Food Formulations

The market for plant-based foods continues to grow with new technologies that can take foods like soy, potato and peas,... Read More

The market for plant-based foods continues to grow with new technologies that can take foods like soy, potato and peas, and transform them into plant-based meats, cheeses, candy and more. According to retail sales data from the Plant Based Foods... Read More

2021-09-29 21:37:24
by Reece Nations
Microneedle Vaccine Patches Offer Potent, Cost-Effective Protection

Researchers at Stanford University and the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill have developed a 3D-printed vaccine patch that activates... Read More

Researchers at Stanford University and the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill have developed a 3D-printed vaccine patch that activates improved immune cell activation in comparison to traditional methods. Researchers discovered the immune response the patches stimulated was 10 times... Read More

2021-09-15 19:45:26
by Alexa Hornbeck
U.S. Health System Trails Far Behind Other High-income Countries

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that no nation has the perfect health system, but a report from the Commonwealth Fund... Read More

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that no nation has the perfect health system, but a report from the Commonwealth Fund finds the U.S. trails far behind other high-income countries on measures of health care affordability, administrative efficiency, equity, and outcomes.... Read More

2021-09-15 15:29:51
by Alexa Hornbeck
Study: Getting Vaccinated Against COVID-19 Can Improve Mental Health

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- A year-long study conducted by researchers from the University of Southern California finds that getting vaccinated... Read More

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- A year-long study conducted by researchers from the University of Southern California finds that getting vaccinated against COVID-19 can actually improve mental health. “We were interested to see what the short-term effects of getting a COVID-19... Read More

2021-08-26 20:32:24
by Reece Nations
Report on COVID-19 Origins Suggests Lab Leak Theory ‘Unlikely’

A scientific report first published in the peer-reviewed journal Cell sheds new light on the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic... Read More

A scientific report first published in the peer-reviewed journal Cell sheds new light on the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic and concludes that evidence of a leak from the Wuhan Institute of Virology is unlikely. Researchers studying the geographic locations... Read More

2021-08-25 14:28:18
by Alexa Hornbeck
Study Shows COVID-19 Vaccines are Safe for Pregnant and Lactating Women

A recent study from researchers at the University of Washington shows that COVID-19 vaccines are well-tolerated among individuals who are... Read More

A recent study from researchers at the University of Washington shows that COVID-19 vaccines are well-tolerated among individuals who are pregnant, lactating, or planning pregnancy. “I think pregnant individuals are hardwired to try to protect their baby, and when there... Read More

2021-08-24 15:27:53
by Victoria Turner
NASA Administrator Makes Space Resource History with 10 Cent Check

WASHINGTON -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Administrator Bill Nelson handed over a check for 10 cents to Lunar... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Administrator Bill Nelson handed over a check for 10 cents to Lunar Outpost CEO Justin Cyrus at yesterday’s Space Foundation 36th Space Symposium.  The check was 10% of the Colorado-based startup’s $1... Read More

2021-08-16 21:47:27
by Alexa Hornbeck
New Study Reveals Unexpected Findings About Aging and Metabolism

A new study from a team of international researchers finds that our metabolism does not slow down over the span... Read More

A new study from a team of international researchers finds that our metabolism does not slow down over the span of a lifetime as traditionally believed, but rather stalls from age 20 to 60.  “We can see that infants have... Read More

2021-08-11 20:43:57
by Daniel Mollenkamp
Audio Recordings that Reliably Detect COVID-19 not Quite Ready for Use

The underlying algorithms for an app that can mass detect COVID-19 through audio are not quite ready yet, researchers say.... Read More

The underlying algorithms for an app that can mass detect COVID-19 through audio are not quite ready yet, researchers say. COVID-19 has a distinct effect on the audio produced by infected people, which has enticed researchers to explore using it... Read More

Virus's Impact: More Relaxing and Thinking, Less Socializing

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The eruption of COVID-19 last year caused the proportion of people working from home in the... Read More

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The eruption of COVID-19 last year caused the proportion of people working from home in the U.S. to nearly double, with the shift most pronounced among college graduates and workers in such fields as finance and... Read More

2021-07-22 12:32:27
by Reece Nations
Striking Vulnerability to COVID-19 Found in Diabetics

One of the more disturbing trends of the still ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is the susceptibility of diabetic Americans to the... Read More

One of the more disturbing trends of the still ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is the susceptibility of diabetic Americans to the virus. Researchers at The University of Texas at El Paso conducted a study that indicates unmanaged diabetes is a decisive... Read More

2021-07-21 13:12:05
by Dan McCue
Pandemic Drives Largest Drop in Life Expectancy Since WWII

U.S. life expectancy fell by a year and a half in 2020, the largest overall decline since World War II,... Read More

U.S. life expectancy fell by a year and a half in 2020, the largest overall decline since World War II, the Centers for Disease Control reported Wednesday. The decline to 77.3 years was driven by the coronavirus pandemic, the CDC’s... Read More

2021-07-16 13:49:29
by Alexa Hornbeck
Researchers Find COVID can Cause Disruption in the Brain

Stanford researchers recently published a study which examines the brains of those who died from COVID-19, finding they resembled those with... Read More

Stanford researchers recently published a study which examines the brains of those who died from COVID-19, finding they resembled those with Alzheimer's disease and other degenerative conditions.  “We want to understand how the brain responds to this virus and people with... Read More

2021-07-14 21:15:58
by Tom Ramstack
Virologists Urge Finding COVID-19’s Origin To Prevent Future Pandemics

WASHINGTON -- A congressional panel called a group of virologists together Wednesday to figure out the source of the COVID-19... Read More

WASHINGTON -- A congressional panel called a group of virologists together Wednesday to figure out the source of the COVID-19 virus but ended their hearing by concluding they still don’t know. However, they did agree the virus that has killed... Read More

US Overdose Deaths Hit Record 93,000 in Pandemic Last Year

NEW YORK (AP) — Overdose deaths soared to a record 93,000 last year in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic,... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — Overdose deaths soared to a record 93,000 last year in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. government reported Wednesday. That estimate far eclipses the high of about 72,000 drug overdose deaths reached the previous... Read More

2021-07-06 13:38:25
by Alexa Hornbeck
Study: Eating Disorders May Affect Reward Response Within the Brain

Eating disorders can affect the reward response within the brain which may reinforce the eating disorder itself, based on the... Read More

Eating disorders can affect the reward response within the brain which may reinforce the eating disorder itself, based on the results of a recent study funded by the National Institutes of Health. “The eating disorder behavior sensitizes or desensitizes the... Read More

2021-06-30 14:38:58
by Alexa Hornbeck
Healthy Diet Impossible for Majority of SNAP Holders

The U.S. Department of Agriculture released a recent report which showed that for 88% of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program participants... Read More

The U.S. Department of Agriculture released a recent report which showed that for 88% of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program participants there is a barrier to achieving a healthy diet throughout the month.  “It’s vital that the program helps enable participants... Read More

2021-06-25 11:54:15
by Ansley Puckett
Small Dog Research Center Opens in Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. - The American pet food company Hill’s Pet Nutrition opened its new Small Paws Innovation Center in Topeka,... Read More

TOPEKA, Kan. - The American pet food company Hill’s Pet Nutrition opened its new Small Paws Innovation Center in Topeka, Kansas, on Wednesday.   The 25,000-square foot nutrition center will focus completely on the nutrition needs of small dogs, which make... Read More

2021-06-23 14:20:13
by Brock Blasdell
NIH Says Cannabis Use Could Increase Suicidal Thoughts in Young Adults

The National Institutes of Health now believes cannabis use, regardless of frequency, could be associated with increased thoughts of suicide... Read More

The National Institutes of Health now believes cannabis use, regardless of frequency, could be associated with increased thoughts of suicide among young adults.  In a study released Tuesday, the finding involving over 280,000 young adults found a statistical association between... Read More

2021-06-16 14:12:17
by Alexa Hornbeck
Study Offers Insight into Combating Male Infertility

Researchers from the Guangzhou Women and Children's Medical Center in China published a study this week in the medical journal... Read More

Researchers from the Guangzhou Women and Children's Medical Center in China published a study this week in the medical journal Development, offering new insight into preventing infertility in men.  Currently, at least 30 million men worldwide are infertile, and one... Read More

More Evidence Suggests COVID-19 Was in US by Christmas 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — A new analysis of blood samples from 24,000 Americans taken early last year is the latest... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — A new analysis of blood samples from 24,000 Americans taken early last year is the latest and largest study to suggest that the new coronavirus popped up in the U.S. in December 2019 — weeks before... Read More

2021-06-10 11:23:14
by TWN Staff
Library of Congress Acquires Digital Archive of Frontline Workers

WASHINGTON - The Library of Congress has acquired a digital archive of the real-time impressions of more than 200 frontline... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Library of Congress has acquired a digital archive of the real-time impressions of more than 200 frontline health care workers documenting the country in crisis during the coronavirus pandemic. The audio diaries from health care workers were collected... Read More

2021-06-07 19:38:35
by Reece Nations
FDA Approves Controversial Alzheimer’s Drug Despite Potential Harm

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration on Monday granted its approval to aducanumab, an Alzheimer’s treatment developed... Read More

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration on Monday granted its approval to aducanumab, an Alzheimer’s treatment developed by Biogen for use in patients, despite mixed clinical trial results for the drug.  Prescribed under the brand name “Aduhelm,”... Read More

2021-06-07 17:04:32
by Dan McCue
Researchers: More Voices Needed to Shape Future of Work

A quartet of researchers in the United Kingdom say while the COVID-19 pandemic forced employers and employees alike into a... Read More

A quartet of researchers in the United Kingdom say while the COVID-19 pandemic forced employers and employees alike into a “mass experiment” of workplace adjustments, the real work on what the future of work will look like is only just... Read More

Harvard Researchers Recommend Census Not Use Privacy Tool

A group of Harvard researchers has come out against the U.S. Census Bureau's use of a controversial method to protect... Read More

A group of Harvard researchers has come out against the U.S. Census Bureau's use of a controversial method to protect privacy with the numbers used for redrawing congressional and legislative districts, saying it doesn't produce data good enough for redistricting.... Read More

2021-06-03 12:12:39
by TWN Staff
Study: Healthy Diet Before and During Pregnancy Linked to Lower Risk of Complications

A healthy diet around the time of conception through the second trimester may reduce the risk of several common pregnancy... Read More

A healthy diet around the time of conception through the second trimester may reduce the risk of several common pregnancy complications, according to a new study from the National Institutes of Health. Expectant women in the study who scored high... Read More

2021-06-03 12:06:40
by TWN Staff
Blood Donations Safe Under Current COVID-19 Screening Guidelines

A new study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and their colleagues has found that SARS-CoV-2, the virus... Read More

A new study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and their colleagues has found that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, does not appear to pose a threat to the safety of the nation’s blood supply.  The analysis,... Read More

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