Gun-Related Fatalities Hit 28-Year High in 2021
Guns
Gun-Related Fatalities Hit 28-Year High in 2021
2022-11-30 16:43:49
by Dan McCue

ATLANTA — The rate of gun-related deaths in the U.S. reached a 28-year high in 2021 after sharp increases in homicides of Black men and suicides among White men, a new analysis of federal data shows. A record 48,953 deaths... Read More

Case Western Reserve University Awarded $7.3M for Eye Research
Research
Case Western Reserve University Awarded $7.3M for Eye Research
2022-11-15 16:42:23
by TWN Staff

CLEVELAND — Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has been awarded a five-year, $7.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to identify new technology, methods and models to study the impact of inflammation and pain on the... Read More

Researchers Begin Study of IV Iron Treatment for Post-Pregnancy Anemia
Research
Researchers Begin Study of IV Iron Treatment for Post-Pregnancy Anemia
2022-11-15 16:32:55
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health are launching a large-scale study to evaluate a single dose of intravenous iron to treat women experiencing anemia after giving birth.  The study will enroll nearly 5,000 women in Bangladesh,... Read More

Early HIV Diagnosis and Treatment Key to Better Long-Term Outcomes
Health
Early HIV Diagnosis and Treatment Key to Better Long-Term Outcomes
2022-10-25 21:11:21
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON — Starting antiretroviral treatment early in the course of HIV infection, when the immune system is stronger, results in better long-term health outcomes compared with delaying antiretroviral treatment, according to a study presented at the IDWeek Conference in Washington... Read More

Study Finds PFAS Contamination in US Waterways Is Far Worse Than Anticipated
Environment
Study Finds PFAS Contamination in US Waterways Is Far Worse Than Anticipated
2022-10-19 14:51:34
by Dan McCue

NEW YORK — A first-of-its-kind study has found that 83% of the 114 waterways tested across the country were contaminated by dangerous per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances.  Over the course of the study, 113 local Waterkeeper groups collected samples from 114... Read More

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

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

Study Could Change Design of Cochlear Implants
In The News
Study Could Change Design of Cochlear Implants
2022-10-05 19:10:32
by Dan McCue

PORTLAND, Ore. — The cochlea in the inner ear detects low-frequency sound in a manner very different than previously known, a discovery that may make it possible to design better cochlear implants for people with hearing impairments. The finding is... Read More

New Autism Genes Discovered
Health
New Autism Genes Discovered
2022-10-05 19:08:01
by Dan McCue

IOWA CITY, Iowa – A multi-institutional research team, using genetic data from nearly 43,000 autistic individuals and their families, has identified 60 autism spectrum-associated genes with exome-wide significance, including five new genes not previously implicated in neurodevelopmental disorders.   The results... Read More

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

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

Study Confirms Link Between COVID Shot and Increased Menstrual Cycle Length
Health
Study Confirms Link Between COVID Shot and Increased Menstrual Cycle Length
2022-09-27 21:44:30
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON — A new study has confirmed the findings of earlier research that linked COVID-19 vaccination with an average increase in menstrual cycle length of less than one day. The study, which was funded by the National Institutes of Health,... Read More

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

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

Daily Multivitamin May Improve Cognition, Protect Against Decline
Health
Daily Multivitamin May Improve Cognition, Protect Against Decline
2022-09-14 20:29:14
by Dan McCue

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A new study suggests that taking a daily vitamin supplement may not only improve cognition in older adults, but may also dramatically slow cognitive decline. The research was conducted by the Wake Forest University School of Medicine,... Read More

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

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

Salty Snacks, High-Sugar Treats Appear to Increase Dementia Risk
Mental Health
Salty Snacks, High-Sugar Treats Appear to Increase Dementia Risk
2022-08-30 15:15:51
by Dan McCue

TIANJIN, China — The consumption of ultra-processed foods — salty snacks, sugar-rich treats and anything laden with a heaping helping of preservatives — have long been associated with everything from sketchy mental health to full-blown cardiovascular disease. Now, a recent... Read More

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

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

Researchers Derive New Method for Turning Plant Materials Into Better Green Energy
Science
Researchers Derive New Method for Turning Plant Materials Into Better Green Energy
2022-07-09 18:15:49
by Dan McCue

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

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

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

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

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

Researchers Find That a Blood Test Can Help Diagnose Mood Disorders
Mental Health
Researchers Find That a Blood Test Can Help Diagnose Mood Disorders
2021-12-02 13:39:56
by Alexa Hornbeck

Researchers from the Indiana University School of Medicine completed a recent study on how blood biomarkers can help diagnose and treat mood disorders. “The tests are now being made available to interested doctors through a company I co-founded, called MindX... Read More

Study Finds Significant Bipartisan Support for Corporate Social Responsibility
Business
Study Finds Significant Bipartisan Support for Corporate Social Responsibility
2021-11-24 00:18:21
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — A new, groundbreaking study suggests not only is there strong bipartisan support for corporate efforts to address environmental, social and governance challenges, but that the bipartisan appeal of these initiatives dramatically increases among Americans under the age of... Read More

Study: Fossil Fuel Plans Would Far Overshoot Climate Goals
Climate
Study: Fossil Fuel Plans Would Far Overshoot Climate Goals

LONDON (AP) — The world needs to cut by more than half its production of coal, oil and gas in the coming decade to maintain a chance of keeping global warming from reaching dangerous levels, according to a U.N.-backed study... Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How Acupuncture May Help Treat COVID-19
Health
How Acupuncture May Help Treat COVID-19
2021-07-28 13:16:59
by Alexa Hornbeck

A study by Chinese researchers examines the ability of acupuncture treatment to suppress inflammatory stress, improve immunity, and regulate nervous system function to help patients with COVID-19.  “Acupuncture is widely used in the treatment of inflammatory diseases, such as osteoarthritis,... Read More

Facial Recognition Tech Threatens Human Rights, Needs Oversight
Technology
Facial Recognition Tech Threatens Human Rights, Needs Oversight
2021-07-27 20:00:48
by Daniel Mollenkamp

WASHINGTON -- A new two-part study from the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a D.C.-based national security think tank, has said that civilian and judicial oversight will be crucial to limiting the potential human rights abuses from government use... Read More

Virus’s Impact: More Relaxing and Thinking, Less Socializing
Research
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 U.S. to nearly double, with the shift most pronounced among college graduates and workers in such fields as finance and... Read More

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

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

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