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2022-09-30 17:10:15
by Dan McCue
US Set Solar Capacity Growth Record in 2nd Quarter

EDINBURGH, Scotland — The pro-renewable energy policies of the Biden-Harris administration helped the United States achieve its largest ever quarter-over-quarter... Read More

EDINBURGH, Scotland — The pro-renewable energy policies of the Biden-Harris administration helped the United States achieve its largest ever quarter-over-quarter growth in utility-scale solar capacity, according to new analysis of the market. According to Wood Mackenzie, a U.K.-based research and... Read More

2022-09-26 16:07:13
by TWN Staff
Prenatal Steroid Treatment May Improve Survival for Extremely Preterm Infants

WASHINGTON — Steroid treatment before birth appears to improve survival and reduce complications among extremely preterm infants, according to a... Read More

WASHINGTON — Steroid treatment before birth appears to improve survival and reduce complications among extremely preterm infants, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health.  Antenatal steroid therapy, given to women at risk of preterm delivery, causes... Read More

2022-09-19 13:22:35
by TWN Staff
Lipoprotein May Be Better Indicator of Heart Health of Midlife Women Than Cholesterol Tests

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Lipoprotein particles may provide better information about the heart health of women in midlife than standard... Read More

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Lipoprotein particles may provide better information about the heart health of women in midlife than standard cholesterol measures, according to new research out of Pennsylvania State University. A lipoprotein is a biochemical assembly whose primary function... Read More

2022-09-19 13:14:56
by Dan McCue
Study Finds Significant Improvement in Patient Safety

WASHINGTON — The rate of “adverse events” or harm that came to patients while receiving in-hospital care fell significantly in... Read More

WASHINGTON — The rate of “adverse events” or harm that came to patients while receiving in-hospital care fell significantly in the U.S. in the decade prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study carried out under... Read More

2022-09-19 12:57:43
by Dan McCue
Cedars-Sinai Researchers Create Blood Test to Detect Early Stage Liver Cancer

LOS ANGELES — A team of investigators at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center have created a blood test that uses a technology... Read More

LOS ANGELES — A team of investigators at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center have created a blood test that uses a technology made commonly available during the COVID-19 pandemic to detect the most common form of liver cancer — at an early... Read More

2022-09-14 20:30:50
by Dan McCue
Clinical Trial Seeks Postmenopausal Women 

Reseachers at the University of Virginia are looking for postmenopausal women to participate in a clinical trial looking at how... Read More

Reseachers at the University of Virginia are looking for postmenopausal women to participate in a clinical trial looking at how exercise and beets may improve blood vessel health. The UVA Exercise Physiology Laboratory in the Department of Kinesiology seeks females... Read More

2022-09-14 19:02:27
by Dan McCue
Unique Set of Proteins Restores Hearing in Zebra Fish

WASHINGTON — Research into a specific network of proteins that restores hearing in zebra fish through cell regeneration may inform... Read More

WASHINGTON — Research into a specific network of proteins that restores hearing in zebra fish through cell regeneration may inform the development of treatments for hearing loss in humans, according to the National Institutes of Health. The study, led by... Read More

2022-09-13 15:29:40
by Dan McCue
Biden Urges Americans to Come Together for Cancer Fight

BOSTON — President Joe Biden traveled to Boston, Massachusetts, Monday in a bid to rekindle memories of John F. Kennedy’s... Read More

BOSTON — President Joe Biden traveled to Boston, Massachusetts, Monday in a bid to rekindle memories of John F. Kennedy’s famous challenge to land an American on the moon and made a similar call for Americans to embrace the goal... Read More

2022-09-07 20:56:10
by Dan McCue
Psychedelic Drug Therapy May Help Treat Alcohol Addiction

NEW YORK — Two doses of psilocybin, a compound found in psychedelic mushrooms, reduces heavy drinking by 83% on average... Read More

NEW YORK — Two doses of psilocybin, a compound found in psychedelic mushrooms, reduces heavy drinking by 83% on average among heavy drinkers when combined with psychotherapy, a new study shows. Led by researchers at NYU Grossman School of Medicine,... Read More

2022-08-31 20:36:52
by Dan McCue
First US Patient Receives Patient-Derived Implant to Treat a Leading Vision Loss Cause

WASHINGTON — A surgical team at the National Institutes of Health has successfully implanted a patch of tissue made from... Read More

WASHINGTON — A surgical team at the National Institutes of Health has successfully implanted a patch of tissue made from the patient’s own cells to treat advanced “dry” age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of vision loss among older Americans.Currently... Read More

2022-08-30 15:24:55
by Dan McCue
Combination 'Polypill' Reduces Heart Disease Deaths, Study Finds

A single pill that combines three heart medications significantly reduced the cardiac-related deaths and other heart problems in people who... Read More

A single pill that combines three heart medications significantly reduced the cardiac-related deaths and other heart problems in people who previously had heart attacks, according to new research published by the New England Journal of Medicine. The paper, “Polypill Strategy... Read More

2022-08-30 14:47:52
by Dan McCue
Statins Cause Muscle Pain in Less Than 10% of Patients

BARCELONA, Spain — Statins have long been seen as an important intervention in preventing serious cardiovascular episodes, but many patients... Read More

BARCELONA, Spain — Statins have long been seen as an important intervention in preventing serious cardiovascular episodes, but many patients stop taking them over time because of side effects like digestive issues, sleep disruptions and muscle pain. However, a study... Read More

2022-08-26 17:10:03
by Dan McCue
White House: No More Paywalls on Federally Funded Research

WASHINGTON — The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has issued new guidance directing that by 2026 all... Read More

WASHINGTON — The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has issued new guidance directing that by 2026 all federally funded research results be made freely available to the public without delay, effectively ending the ability of scientific journals... Read More

2022-08-23 18:08:17
by Eden Metzger
Experts at Mayo Clinic Fight Cancer by Correlating to a Rare Genetic Condition

ROCHESTER, Minn. — A rare genetic disease called Familial Adenomatous Polyposis is being researched by professionals at Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer... Read More

ROCHESTER, Minn. — A rare genetic disease called Familial Adenomatous Polyposis is being researched by professionals at Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine in order to stop deaths from colorectal cancer.  “Colorectal cancer is... Read More

2022-08-18 14:28:52
by Dan McCue
Columbia University Study Reveals New Causes of Common Lymphoma

NEW YORK — Cancer researchers at Columbia University in New York have found a multitude of new genetic mutations that... Read More

NEW YORK — Cancer researchers at Columbia University in New York have found a multitude of new genetic mutations that cause a common type of lymphoma. “Our findings not only show that these mutations can contribute to diffuse large B... Read More

2022-08-15 19:00:44
by TWN Staff
REPORT: Health Equity Depends on What Happens at the Ballot Box

The Tennessee Justice Center has authored a policy brief that explains the cyclic relationship between voting and health, as well... Read More

The Tennessee Justice Center has authored a policy brief that explains the cyclic relationship between voting and health, as well as the impact of politics on health care.   According to the brief, voting creates a sense of belonging to... Read More

2022-08-09 17:39:01
by Dan McCue
What You Find in the Water Just Might Scare You

CHARLESTON, S.C. — There is nothing like summertime to bring us all closer to the water. But a recent study out... Read More

CHARLESTON, S.C. — There is nothing like summertime to bring us all closer to the water. But a recent study out of Charleston, South Carolina, suggests sharks and other creatures that bite or sting might be the least scary things to... Read More

2022-08-08 13:18:14
by Kate Michael
Employers Worldwide Clamoring for ESG-Skilled Workers

WASHINGTON — More than seven in 10 employers are looking to hire talent for sustainability related initiatives over the next... Read More

WASHINGTON — More than seven in 10 employers are looking to hire talent for sustainability related initiatives over the next two years according to a study by NTUC LearningHub, which also found that the demand for specialized talent in the... Read More

2022-08-04 14:35:04
by Tom Ramstack
Senate Wants More Oversight of Dangerous Biological Research

WASHINGTON — Scientists revived suspicions Wednesday that COVID-19 escaped from a Chinese lab during a Senate hearing where lawmakers discussed... Read More

WASHINGTON — Scientists revived suspicions Wednesday that COVID-19 escaped from a Chinese lab during a Senate hearing where lawmakers discussed methods for preventing additional pandemics. Their main concern was “gain-of-function” methods that biochemists discovered about 20 years ago. Gain-of-function refers... Read More

2022-07-20 16:00:07
by Alexa Hornbeck
US No Longer Miles Ahead in Research and Development Rankings

WASHINGTON — The U.S. is no longer at the top in all areas of research and development, according to speakers... Read More

WASHINGTON — The U.S. is no longer at the top in all areas of research and development, according to speakers from a U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation event on Tuesday to examine how America can maintain its competitiveness. “It is... Read More

2022-07-13 16:51:17
by Eden Metzger
Sky's the Limit on Offshore Wind, but Greater Competition Will Define How Sector Grows

EDINBURGH, Scotland – As nations around the world combat the climate crisis, corporations are increasingly embracing offshore wind as a... Read More

EDINBURGH, Scotland – As nations around the world combat the climate crisis, corporations are increasingly embracing offshore wind as a sustainable and profitable solution, a new analysis by Wood Mackenzie, the U.K.-based research firm, suggests. "Offshore wind resources in the... Read More

2022-07-12 21:35:06
by Natalie McCormick
First Images Released From the James Webb Space Telescope

WASHINGTON — On Tuesday NASA released its first images from the James Webb Space Telescope, delivering “the deepest and sharpest... Read More

WASHINGTON — On Tuesday NASA released its first images from the James Webb Space Telescope, delivering “the deepest and sharpest infrared image of the distant universe so far.”  Webb’s mission began at approximately 7:20 a.m. on Dec. 25, 2021. According... Read More

2022-07-09 18:14:40
by Dan McCue
Rebates, Not Tax Incentives the Better ‘Fuel’ for Electric Vehicle Adoption

WASHINGTON — A new study from George Washington University suggests that while tax incentives have played an important role in... Read More

WASHINGTON — A new study from George Washington University suggests that while tax incentives have played an important role in encouraging consumers to buy electric vehicles, direct rebates would be far more effective in getting the widest range of drivers... Read More

2022-07-04 16:50:19
by Dan McCue
Vestas Pioneering Use of Hydrogen to Reduce Emissions in Offshore Wind Operations

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Wind energy giant Vestas is partnering with one of its long-time suppliers, Windcat Workboats, on a pilot... Read More

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Wind energy giant Vestas is partnering with one of its long-time suppliers, Windcat Workboats, on a pilot program to explore how the world’s first hydrogen-power crew transfer vessel can help reduce carbon emissions from its offshore service... Read More

2022-06-27 20:47:04
by Dan McCue
Changing the Building Blocks of Solar Panels Could Speed Mass Production

GUILDFORD, England — Researchers at the University of Surrey have joined the growing chorus of scientists and entrepreneurs who believe... Read More

GUILDFORD, England — Researchers at the University of Surrey have joined the growing chorus of scientists and entrepreneurs who believe perovskite, often referred to as a kind of “miracle” material, just may be the key to speeding the mass production... Read More

2022-06-10 21:33:54
by Tom Ramstack
NASA to Study Unidentified Aerial Phenomena to Find Source of Unexplained Sightings

WASHINGTON — NASA is making a new effort to figure out the origins of "Unidentified Aerial Phenomena," otherwise known as... Read More

WASHINGTON — NASA is making a new effort to figure out the origins of "Unidentified Aerial Phenomena," otherwise known as UFOs. The space agency announced Thursday it plans to apply scientific methods to information that is publicly available on the... Read More

2022-06-02 18:46:13
by Madeline Hughes
Research and Development Key to America’s Future Progress

WASHINGTON — Government investment in research and development has led to triumphs in war and economic prosperity, but as lawmakers... Read More

WASHINGTON — Government investment in research and development has led to triumphs in war and economic prosperity, but as lawmakers work on the Bipartisan Innovation Act, the question is: Will that continue? “If the United States wants to maintain its... Read More

2022-05-11 21:58:48
by Kate Michael
Food for Thought: Agro Accounts for a Third of Global Emissions

WASHINGTON — While manufacturing and industry processes are cited as responsible for emitting the most greenhouse gases, food systems also... Read More

WASHINGTON — While manufacturing and industry processes are cited as responsible for emitting the most greenhouse gases, food systems also account for a hefty portion — 31% — of global emissions, and the U.S. and China, as food superpowers, are... Read More

2022-05-10 21:13:08
by Dan McCue
Looking Ahead to Hurricane Season …

MIAMI — It happens every year, yet it never ceases to grab our attention, disrupt our sleep and on occasion... Read More

MIAMI — It happens every year, yet it never ceases to grab our attention, disrupt our sleep and on occasion even terrify. We’re talking, of course, about the Atlantic hurricane season, the period extending from June 1 to Nov. 30... Read More

2022-04-26 15:50:00
by Reece Nations
Highway Death Toll Messages Found to Cause More Crashes

ALEDO, Texas — The message is clear. Roadside safety messages intended to prevent highway accidents were found instead to contribute... Read More

ALEDO, Texas — The message is clear. Roadside safety messages intended to prevent highway accidents were found instead to contribute to the number of crashes along road segments. Researchers from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management and the... Read More

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