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Vasculitis Foundation Announces Winner and Honorable Mentions for the Annual 2018 V-RED Award
The Vasculitis Foundation has given its annual V-RED Award to medical professionals who made a critical early diagnosis of vasculitis.


Social Ties Could Preserve Memory, Slow Brain Aging
A strong social network could be the key to preserving memory. New research from The Ohio State University found that mice housed in groups had better memories and healthier brains than animals that lived in pairs.


Less Is More When It Comes to Predicting Molecules' Conductivity
Forward-thinking scientists in the 1970s suggested that circuits could be built using molecules instead of wires, and over the past decades that technology has become reality. The trouble is, some molecules have particularly complex interactions that make it hard to predict which of them might be good at serving as miniature circuits. But a new paper by two University of Chicago chemists presents an innovative method that cuts computational costs and improves accuracy by calculating interactions between pairs of electrons and extrapolating those to the rest of the molecule.


Billy Becerra and the Unbearable Lightness of Grieving
In his son's memory, Billy Becerra and his family will participate in the Children's Hospital Los Angeles Walk & Play L.A. event on Saturday, June 2, 2018.


Novel procedure shortens stay for melanoma patients
Melanoma is highly capable of spreading and can be deadly rapidly if not treated.


Bees adjust to seasons with nutrients in flowers and 'dirty water'
Researchers discovered that honey bees alter their diet by the season. A spike in calcium consumption in the fall, and high intake of potassium, help prepare the bees for colder months when they likely need those minerals to generate warmth. Limitations in nutrient availability can have implications for the health of both managed and wild colonies.


New Machine Learning Approach Could Accelerate Bioengineering
Scientists from the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a way to use machine learning to dramatically accelerate the design of microbes that produce biofuel.


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Twelve Loyola Physicians Named Chicago Magazine Top Heart Doctors
Twelve Loyola Medicine physicians have been named to Chicago magazine's "Top Cardiologists 2018." The list, which includes eight Loyola cardiologists and four Loyola heart surgeons, was compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a healthcare research and information company.


New wine course blends insights from the best
An innovative new short course will give industry professionals access to the best minds from two of the world's greatest wine locations: Adelaide, Australia and Bordeaux, France.


Promise of Faster, More Accessible Schizophrenia Diagnosis, Rutgers Study Shows
The hand-held device RETeval may prove to be a more accessible way to diagnose schizophrenia, predict relapse and symptom severity, and assess treatment effectiveness.


Heart Disease Risk in Older Women, Seafood Rich Diet Helps Fertility, Gay Teens Using Adult Hook-Up Apps, and More in the Sex and Relationships News Source
The latest research and features on sex in the Sex and Relationships News Source


Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Receives National Employer of Excellence Award
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) is one of eight national recipients of an Employer of Excellence award from the American Academy of Physician Assistants (PA's) Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management.


Checking the global pulse for electric vehicles
A team of Argonne researchers has reviewed 40 automotive market diffusion models from 16 countries to help determine how many plug-in electric vehicles consumers will buy over the next few decades.


Sociologists Available to Comment on Ireland's Referendum on Abortion



Smart Windows, New Magnetic Element, Tracking Internet Devices, and More in the Engineering News Source
The latest research and features in the Newswise Engineering News Source


UT Southwestern Leads Expert Consortium Refining Prognosis of Invasive Kidney Cancer
The nationally recognized Kidney Cancer Program at UT Southwestern Medical Center's Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center led a team of investigators who identified a new way to help doctors determine the prognosis for patients with stage 3 kidney cancer, which has important implications for decisions about surgery and inclusion in clinical trials.


Alison Cool, an Anthropologist at the University of Colorado Boulder Who Focuses on How Big Data Effects People, Is Available to Discuss Looming European Data Regulations and Their Potential Impacts on U.S. Businesses.



Study Suggests Obese Children Who Drink Recommended Amount of Milk Have Less Risk of Metabolic Syndrome
Obese children who consume at least two servings of any type of cow's milk daily are more likely to have lower fasting insulin, indicating better blood sugar control, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).


New Grant Funds Cutting-Edge UCLA Clinical Trial for Late-Stage Lung Cancer
Scientists at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA a have been awarded a $12M grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine - also known as CIRM - to initiate a phase 1 clinical trial to test a novel cancer treatment for advanced-stage lung cancer.


Scientists Discover New Magnetic Element
A new experimental discovery, led by researchers at the University of Minnesota, demonstrates that the chemical element ruthenium (Ru) is the fourth single element to have unique magnetic properties at room temperature. The discovery could be used to improve sensors, devices in the computer memory and logic industry, or other devices using magnetic materials.


Study Finds Sepsis Patients Treated and Released From Emergency Departments Do Well with Outpatient Follow-Up
National guidelines assume that all patients who're diagnosed with clinical sepsis in an emergency department will be admitted to the hospital for additional care, but new research has found that many more patients are being treated and released from the ED for outpatient follow-up than previously recognized.


Bayshore Medical Center Earns Accreditation in Nuclear Medicine by the American College of Radiology
Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in nuclear medicine as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Nuclear medicine is a branch of medical imaging that uses small amounts of radioactive material, ingested by the patient, to diagnose and treat a variety of diseases, including many types of cancers, heart disease and other abnormalities within the body.


Vast Majority of Poor, Urban Women Don't Use Prenatal Vitamins Before Pregnancy, Study Shows
A study of more than 7,000 low-income, urban mothers enrolled in the Boston Birth Cohort found that fewer than 5 percent of them started folic acid supplementation and used it almost daily before pregnancy, a widely recommended public health measure designed to prevent potentially crippling birth defects.


Riverview Medical Center Earns Re-Accreditation by the American College of Radiology for Ultrasound and Computed Tomography
Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, N.J., has again been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in ultrasound and computed tomography (CT) as a result of an extensive review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Ultrasound imaging, also known as sonography, uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of internal body parts to help providers diagnose illness, injury or other medical problems. CT scanning - sometimes called CAT scanning - is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and tailor treatments for various medical conditions.