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2023-01-24 15:11:49
by Dan McCue
A Probiotic May Control Serious Antibiotic-Resistant Staph Infection

WASHINGTON — A probiotic may be effective in cleansing the body of staph-related super infections, according to a new study... Read More

WASHINGTON — A probiotic may be effective in cleansing the body of staph-related super infections, according to a new study from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Though they say more research is needed, a press release on... Read More

2023-01-24 15:10:36
by Dan McCue
Bacterial Spores Inspire Novel Cancer Drug Delivery System

WASHINGTON — Scientists with the National Cancer Institute’s Center for Cancer Research have come up with a new way to... Read More

WASHINGTON — Scientists with the National Cancer Institute’s Center for Cancer Research have come up with a new way to get life-saving drugs directly into cancer cells, an advance they say will enable more effective treatments for cancer with fewer... Read More

2022-12-21 15:42:36
by Dan McCue
USDA Developing Tools to Identify COVID in Wild and Domestic Animals

WASHINGTON — The Agriculture Department’s Animal and Plant Inspection Service is developing new tests and tools to identify and track... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Agriculture Department’s Animal and Plant Inspection Service is developing new tests and tools to identify and track the coronavirus and its variants in wild and domestic animals. The initiative, part of a $300 million provision in the... Read More

2022-12-20 19:57:35
by Dan McCue
USDA Invests $9.5M to Develop New Bioproducts From Agricultural Commodities

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing $9.5 million to support the scale-up of sustainable bioproduct manufacturing in... Read More

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing $9.5 million to support the scale-up of sustainable bioproduct manufacturing in the United States. The three projects being funded through the department’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture included two university-based... Read More

2022-12-19 18:59:05
by Dan McCue
$750M Dedicated to Dramatically Reduce Cost of Hydrogen Technologies

WASHINGTON — The Energy Department is making $740 million in bipartisan infrastructure law funding available to dramatically reduce the cost... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Energy Department is making $740 million in bipartisan infrastructure law funding available to dramatically reduce the cost of clean-energy technologies. According to department officials, who announced the funding last week, the infusion of money is crucial to... Read More

2022-12-14 20:52:55
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... Read More

2022-12-13 16:38:13
by Dan McCue
Scientists at Livermore Lab Make Major Fusion Energy Breakthrough

WASHINGTON — Scientists studying fusion energy at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California have achieved a major milestone — creating... Read More

WASHINGTON — Scientists studying fusion energy at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California have achieved a major milestone — creating the first fusion reaction in a laboratory that actually produced more energy than it took to start the reaction. Decades... Read More

2022-12-07 16:57:13
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... Read More

2022-11-28 21:54:20
by Dan McCue
Deadline Extended to Apply to Be Bioenergy Project Reviewer

WASHINGTON — The Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office has extended its application deadline for subject matter experts wishing to... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office has extended its application deadline for subject matter experts wishing to participate in its 2023 Project Peer Review.  The extension is part of the office’s ongoing effort to expand its reviewer... Read More

2022-11-15 16:34:11
by Dan McCue
Report Finds Cancer Deaths Continue Downward Trend

WASHINGTON — The death rate from most cancers continued to decline over a four-year period extending from 2015 to 2019,... Read More

WASHINGTON — The death rate from most cancers continued to decline over a four-year period extending from 2015 to 2019, according to the latest Annual Report to the Nation on the State of Cancer from the National Institutes of Health.... Read More

2022-10-17 15:11:49
by Dan McCue
Hair Straightening Chemicals Linked to Higher Uterine Cancer Risk

WASHINGTON — Women who use chemical hair straightening products are at a higher risk for uterine cancer compared to women... Read More

WASHINGTON — Women who use chemical hair straightening products are at a higher risk for uterine cancer compared to women who do not report using these products, according to a new study from the National Institutes of Health. The researchers... Read More

2022-10-14 15:39:52
by Dan McCue
NIH-Funded Study Identifies New, More Effective Approach to Treating Cat Allergies

BETHESDA, Md. — An experimental approach to enhancing a standard cat allergy treatment made it more effective and faster acting,... Read More

BETHESDA, Md. — An experimental approach to enhancing a standard cat allergy treatment made it more effective and faster acting, and the benefits persisted for a year after treatment ended, a study supported by the National Institutes of Health has... Read More

2022-10-10 18:09:20
by TWN Staff
Cutting Edge Semiconductor Research to Continue at NREL Facility

WASHINGTON — Cutting-edge research in the realm of hybrid organic-inorganic semiconductors will continue at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory thanks... Read More

WASHINGTON — Cutting-edge research in the realm of hybrid organic-inorganic semiconductors will continue at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory thanks to an infusion of $13.3 million from the Biden administration. For the past four years, researchers at NREL’s Center for... Read More

2022-10-05 19:18:30
by TWN Staff
NIH Awards Over $200 Million to Support Biomedical Research

WASHINGTON — The National Institutes of Health has awarded 103 new research grants, totaling some $285 million, to support highly... Read More

WASHINGTON — The National Institutes of Health has awarded 103 new research grants, totaling some $285 million, to support highly innovative scientists who propose visionary and broadly impactful meritorious behavioral and biomedical research projects. The 2022 NIH Director’s Awards are... Read More

2022-09-14 19:04:24
by Dan McCue
WHO Launches Guide to Safely Unlock Benefits of Life Sciences

The World Health Organization has launched a global guidance framework for the responsible use of the life sciences. The framework... Read More

The World Health Organization has launched a global guidance framework for the responsible use of the life sciences. The framework calls on leaders and other stakeholders to mitigate biorisks and safely govern dual-use research, which has a clear benefit but... 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

2022-09-14 14:02:46
by Kate Michael
Trillions of Liters of Drinking Water to Be Harvested From Plants

LOS BANOS, Calif.— “We like to say that we grow water. We harvest the water that naturally occurs in plants,”... Read More

LOS BANOS, Calif.— “We like to say that we grow water. We harvest the water that naturally occurs in plants,” Terry Paule, co-founder and chief executive officer of Botanical Water Technologies shared during a rare look inside BWT’s globally patented,... 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

2022-09-08 15:38:35
by Kate Michael
Newest Forever Stamp Honors the Mission of the James Webb Space Telescope

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service debuted its newest Forever stamp at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C.,... Read More

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service debuted its newest Forever stamp at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C., Thursday morning. The stamp honors the mission to explore the unknown in our universe with an image of the James... 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

2022-08-26 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

2022-08-09 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

2022-08-04 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

2022-07-12 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 18:15:49
by Dan McCue
Researchers Derive New Method for Turning Plant Materials Into Better Green Energy

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Researchers at Michigan State University have developed a new chemical method to break down the strong... Read More

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Researchers at Michigan State University have developed a new chemical method to break down the strong chemical bond in plant matter using electricity and water that has the added bonus of destroying pollutants that are a... 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

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