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Collaboration reveals potential new therapy for osteoarthritis

Cornell University

Osteoarthritis affects 240 million people worldwide and is one of the most common causes of disability in both humans and animals. Currently, no therapeutics exist to prevent this disease, but recent multidisciplinary research at Cornell reveals that the application of a proprietary peptide known as SS-31 may protect cartilage from the injury that leads to arthritis.

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22-Jan-2020 12:15 PM EST
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Newswise: Major NSF-sponsored grant will help researchers discover ways to improve urban sustainability

Major NSF-sponsored grant will help researchers discover ways to improve urban sustainability

Iowa State University

A new $2.5 million grant will help an interdisciplinary team of researchers analyze innovative approaches to improving urban sustainability. The team will study various approaches to bolstering local food production in Des Moines and the surrounding area and how those approaches could affect nutrition, waste and environmental impacts.

Channels: Agriculture, Climate Science, Energy, Environmental Science, Food and Water Safety, Food Science, Nutrition,

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22-Jan-2020 12:10 PM EST
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Newswise: UAH Space Hardware Club’s liquid fuel rocket readies for inaugural engine test
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22-Jan-2020 12:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Public distrust in media, helping the public understand how news works
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22-Jan-2020 12:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Daron G. Ferris, MD, to Receive 2020 Penn Nursing Renfield Foundation Award for Global Women’s Health
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Daron G. Ferris, MD, to Receive 2020 Penn Nursing Renfield Foundation Award for Global Women’s Health

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Daron G. Ferris, MD, the Founder of CerviCusco, will receive the 2020 Penn Nursing Renfield Foundation Award for Global Women’s Health for his dedication to cervical cancer prevention among the indigenous women in Cusco, Peru. Ferris created CerviCusco, a non-profit organization that ensures all women, including those with limited economic resources, have access to high quality and affordable health education and care, including screening, diagnosis, and treatment of cervical cancer. Ferris will receive the award – which comes with a $100,000 cash prize – during an event at the University of Pennsylvania on April 23, 2020.

Channels: Cancer, Healthcare, Women's Health, In the Workplace, Nursing,

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21-Jan-2020 12:00 PM EST
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Newswise: Most Rehabilitating Sea Turtles with Infectious Tumors Don’t Survive

Most Rehabilitating Sea Turtles with Infectious Tumors Don’t Survive

Florida Atlantic University

Fibropapillomatosis (FP) is the most significant infectious disease affecting sea turtle populations worldwide. FB leads to tumors on the turtles’ eyes, flippers and internal organs and is widespread in warmer climates like Florida. A large-scale study evaluated tumor score, removal and regrowth in rehabilitating green sea turtles with FP in the southeastern U.S. from 2009 to 2017, and found that 75 percent did not survive following admission into a rehabilitation facility, irrespective of whether or not tumor regrowth occurred after surgery.

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22-Jan-2020 11:30 AM EST
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Newswise: UND Aerospace and Petroleum Engineering teaming up to study whether aviation safety concepts can be applied to offshore drilling

UND Aerospace and Petroleum Engineering teaming up to study whether aviation safety concepts can be applied to offshore drilling

University of North Dakota

“Better safe than sorry” is an overused credo in life. But in the world of aviation and oil-and-gas exploration, as much as anywhere, it can be the fine line between life and death. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine recognizes this sobering reality and is betting that proven successes in one of those industries – aviation—can be applied to the other, specifically on offshore drilling rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. And the Academies has turned to the University of North Dakota, which has expertise in both disciplines, for what could be a first-of-a-kind such study.

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22-Jan-2020 11:20 AM EST
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Cyberbullying linked to increased depression and PTSD

University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine

Cyberbullying had the impact of amplifying symptoms of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder in young people who were inpatients at an adolescent psychiatric hospital, according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.

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22-Jan-2020 11:15 AM EST
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Stepping Up and Standing Out

American University

Women of all ages and political affiliations — particularly millennials and women of color—have become more politically engaged since 2016, according to a new online survey released by Gender on the Ballot, a partnership between the Women & Politics Institute at American University’s School of Public Affairs and the Barbara Lee Family Foundation.

Channels: Civil Liberties, Government/Law, Race and Ethnicity, Women in Business, U.S. Elections News, U.S. Politics,

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22-Jan-2020 11:05 AM EST
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