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AI helps scientists understand brain activity behind thoughts
Researchers have developed artificial intelligence (AI) models that help them better understand the brain computations that underlie thoughts. (2020-11-23)

And the winner is... dependent on judging accountability
A new study suggests that the status of award nominees combined with the level of social connection that they have with members of a judging panel can work both ways towards determining how successful they are -- depending on whether or not they are judged publicly or privately. (2020-10-13)

Study offers new insights for sun-gathering technologies
In a new study, researchers at the Biodesign Center for Applied Structural Discovery (CASD) and ASU's School of Molecular Sciences take a page from Nature's lesson book. Inspired by the way plants and other photosynthetic organisms collect and use the sun's radiant energy, they hope to develop technologies that harvest sunlight and store it as carbon-free or carbon-neutral fuels. (2020-08-24)

Study: RNA repair shows promise in reversing mutations underlying a neurological disorder
Scientists successfully edited RNA in a living animal in such a way that the repaired RNA then corrected a mutation in a protein that gives rise to a debilitating neurological disorder in people known as Rett syndrome. The new study targeted and repaired the MeCP2 protein across a variety of cell types, a scientific first. (2020-07-14)

Super-charging drug development for COVID-19
Researchers are using cell-free manufacturing to ramp up production of valinomycin, a promising drug that has proven effective in obliterating SARS-CoV in cellular cultures. (2020-04-13)

Study highlights potential need to standardize quality measurement for cardiovascular care
In a new study, a team of BIDMC researchers evaluate how hospitals awarded for high quality cardiovascular care by the AHA/ACC performed under federal value-based programs. (2020-02-20)

Measuring online behavioral advertising: One more step to protect users
When we search for information on the Internet, buy online or use social networks we often see ads relating to our likes or profile. The fact is not everyone knows how online advertising works and what data companies are using to create personalized ads to show us. Dr. Nikolaos Laoutaris, Research Professor at IMDEA Networks, has published new research results on the detection of behavioural targeting in online advertising. (2019-11-18)

Team plucks needle from genomic haystack, finding essential transcription factor binding sites
Using CRISPR/Cas9 knockout screens, a multi-institutional research team systematically interrogated the essentiality of more than 10,000 forkhead box protein A1 (FOXA1) and CTCF binding sites in breast and prostate cancer cells, finding that essential FOXA1 binding sites act as enhancers to orchestrate the expression of nearby essential genes. (2019-11-11)

Searching for the characteristics of award-winning wine
New WSU research shows large wine challenges tend to favor wines with high ethanol and sugar levels. Flavors often associated with sweetness, including exotic fruits in white wines and dried fruit and spiciness in reds, also increase the chances of winning top prizes. (2019-09-18)

NYU physicist receives US Department of Energy Early Career Award
New York University physicist Jiehang Zhang has received an Early Career Award from the U.S. Department of Energy. (2019-08-01)

Researchers determine how a major tumor suppressor pathway becomes deactivated
The Hippo pathway is an important biological tumor suppressor program that controls cell growth and organ size in humans. Cancer cells have been found to frequently deactivate Hippo signaling in order to achieve increased cell growth and become more aggressive. However, how the Hippo pathway becomes deregulated in human cancers is still poorly understood. (2019-04-04)

New study shows sitting, watching TV linked to colorectal cancer risk before age 50
A new study in JNCI Cancer Spectrum has identified a connection between prolonged time spent sitting while watching TV and increased risk of colorectal cancer for younger Americans. (2019-02-05)

Penn physicists find the limits of multitasking in biological networks
Penn physicists have successfully characterized a model that details the limits of multitasking in biological networks. Their results pave the way for further study of complex biological systems, such as blood flow in the brain, with potential applications in fields ranging from biology to medicine. (2019-01-28)

Fewer Canadians winning major health research prizes
An analysis of major health research prizes, including the Canada Gairdner International Award, found that few Canadian-based scientists are winning these prestigious prizes. The article is published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2018-11-12)

BU researcher receives NIH award to examine repetitive head injuries in former NFL players
Michael Alosco, PhD, assistant professor of neurology at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), has received a five-year, $793,000 K23 Award from the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). (2018-07-19)

ASCO to honor Ludwig scientists at 2018 Annual Meeting
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) will honor two Ludwig scientists at its 2018 Annual Meeting in Chicago, Ill., June 1-5, 2018. (2018-05-30)

Study provides new guidelines for assessing severity of head and neck cancers
Cedars-Sinai investigators have developed a new, more accurate set of guidelines for assessing the severity of head and neck cancers and predicting patient survival. The new guidelines, outlined in a study recently published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, center around counting the number of malignant lymph nodes found in each patient. (2018-01-24)

Researchers identify possible new target in fight against lung cancer
Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine have identified a molecule called miR-124 in non-small cell lung cancer cells that plays a regulatory role in the cancer cells' fate -- determining whether or not the specific subtype of cancer cell will undergo programmed cell death. (2017-09-12)

Obesity prevention guidelines are not followed for preschool children
In a study of nearly 400 preschool children, only one child adhered to obesity prevention guidelines over the course of a single day at child care and at home. (2017-08-29)

Nanowires, the future of electronics
The current demand for small-sized electronic devices is calling for fresh approaches in their design. The research led by Aurelio Mateo-Alonso (Ikerbasque researcher at POLYMAT, the Basque Excellence Research Center (BERC), a partner of the UPV/EHU) into nanowires is being published today in the prestigious scientific journal Nature Communications. (2017-06-07)

Some mother cells kick DNA damage 'down the road' to offspring, CU study says
A new University of Colorado Boulder study has shown that some dividing human cells are 'kicking the can down the road,' passing on low-level DNA damage to offspring, causing daughter cells to pause in a quiescent, or dormant, state previously thought to be random in origin. (2017-05-16)

Graphene withstands high pressure, may aid in desalination
Used in filtration membranes, ultrathin material could help make desalination more productive. (2017-04-24)

BMC addiction expert receives award from American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Colleen T. Labelle, MSN, RN-BC, CARN, director of Boston Medical Center's Office-Based Addiction Treatment (OBAT) program, has been awarded the 2017 Advocate State Award for Excellence by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). (2017-03-31)

Penn Medicine's Carl June, M.D., named 2017 Fellow of the AACR Academy
University of Pennsylvania cancer and HIV gene therapy pioneer Carl June, M.D., has been named as a member of the 2017 class of fellows of the American Association for Cancer Research Academy. (2017-03-29)

UTA's Robert J. Gatchel wins American Psychological Foundation's 2017 Gold Medal Award
Robert J. Gatchel, Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Nancy P. & John G. Penson Endowed Professor of Clinical Health Psychology, has been awarded the American Psychological Foundation's 2017 Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Application of Psychology. (2017-03-24)

Tamanna Ratti Roshan Lal receives Sanofi Genzyme/ACMG Foundation Genetics Training Award
Recognized for her work in Clinical Biochemical Genetics, Tamanna Ratti Roshan Lal MB ChB was honored as the recipient of the Sanofi Genzyme Award presented by the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine during the 2017 ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting in Phoenix, Ariz. (2017-03-23)

ACMG Foundation/PerkinElmer Diagnostics Travel Award winner is Sureni V. Mullegama, Ph.D.
Sureni V. Mullegama, Ph.D., was honored as the 2017 recipient of the ACMG Foundation/PerkinElmer Diagnostics Travel Award at the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) 2017 Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting in Phoenix, Ariz. Dr. Mullegama was selected to receive the award for her platform presentation, 'Diagnostic Utility of Clinical Exome Sequencing in Autism Spectrum Disorder.' (2017-03-23)

The ACMG Foundation announces recipient of the ACMG Foundation Carolyn Mills Lovell Award
Allison Mitchell, MS, CGC was presented with the ACMG Foundation Carolyn Mills Lovell Award at the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) 2017 Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. Ms. Mitchell was selected to receive the award for her poster presentation, 'Clinical Implementation of Novel, Preemptive Pharmacogenomic Testing for Newborns Delivered in a Community Hospital System.' (2017-03-23)

Leroy Hubert, Jr., Ph.D., receives ACMG Foundation/David L. Rimoin Inspiring Excellence Award
The ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine is proud to announce that Leroy Hubert, Jr., Ph.D., from Baylor College of Medicine is the recipient of the ACMG Foundation/David L. Rimoin Inspiring Excellence Award. The David L. Rimoin Inspiring Excellence Award was created in memory of the late Dr. David L. Rimoin, one of the founders of ACMG who passed away in 2012. (2017-03-23)

Rebecca Ahrens-Nicklas, M.D., Ph.D., receives the 2017 Richard King Trainee Award
Rebecca Ahrens-Nicklas, M.D., Ph.D., of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is the recipient of the 2017 Richard King Trainee Award. This award was instituted by the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine to encourage ABMGG, international equivalents or genetic counseling trainees in their careers and to foster the publication of the highest quality research in ACMG's peer-reviewed journal, Genetics in Medicine (GIM). (2017-03-22)

Environmental researchers win Mahathir Science Award
Work by a trio of University of Queensland researchers and their teams to help save tropical habitats has prompted government policy changes in Malaysia, Indonesia and around the world. The researchers' work advancing natural resource management knowledge in the tropics has won them Malaysia's 2016 Mahathir Science Award announced this week. (2017-03-20)

Minneapolis Heart Institute physician receives American College of Cardiology top honor
Cardiologist will receive the Douglas P. Zipes Distinguished Young Scientist Award for his commitment to improving patient care. His achievements will be recognized Sunday at the American College of Cardiology conference in Washington, DC. (2017-03-17)

Genetics Society of America honors Sally G. Hoskins with 2017 Elizabeth W. Jones Award
The Genetics Society of America is pleased to announce that Sally G. Hoskins, Ph.D., is the 2017 recipient of the Elizabeth W. Jones Award for Excellence in Education for her role in developing and promoting the transformative CREATE teaching method. This innovative approach uses primary literature to help students understand the collaborative problem-solving scientific process. Hoskins is a professor in the Department of Biology at City College of the City University of New York. (2017-03-16)

Dana Foundation honors Charlie Rose for neuroscience outreach
Emmy-award winning journalist Charlie Rose will receive the inaugural Dana Public Outreach Award for his commitment to educating the public about the importance of brain research through his broadcasting work. This newly created award is given by The Dana Foundation in recognition of an individual's contribution to educating the public about the progress and promise of brain research, and is accompanied by a $25,000 prize. (2017-03-15)

Professor, researcher in brain machine interfaces to speak at Louisiana Tech
Louisiana Tech University's Center for Biomedical Engineering and Rehabilitation Science (CBERS) and its Consortium on Neuronal Networks in Epilepsy and Memory (NeuroNEM) will host a presentation by Dr. Jose C. Principe, Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Florida, as part of the Seminar Series on Probing and Understanding the Brain. (2017-03-13)

Sagan Award goes to committee chaired by Carnegie's Alan Dressler
Over 20 years ago, Carnegie astronomer emeritus Alan Dressler chaired the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) Hubble Space Telescope (HST) and Beyond Committee. It has been awarded the 2017 Carl Sagan Memorial Award presented at the meeting of the American Astronautical Society. (2017-03-09)

RIT alumnus wins national award for undergraduate physics research
A graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology's College of Science has been recognized by the American Association of Physics Teachers and the-Advanced Laboratory Physics Association for his contributions as an undergraduate student researcher to RIT's School of Physics and Astronomy. (2017-03-08)

BU researcher receives prestigious clinical psychology award
Denise Sloan, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine, has been named the 2017 recipient of the Toy Caldwell-Colbert Award for Distinguished Educator in Clinical Psychology from the Society of Clinical Psychology at the American Psychological Association. (2017-03-08)

Professor Shiho Kawashima wins NSF Career Award
Professor Shiho Kawashima, assistant professor of civil engineering and engineering mechanics, has won a National Science Foundation CAREER Award to support her work developing concrete systems for use in 3-D printing, a technology that could revolutionize the construction and repair of infrastructure. (2017-03-03)

Four SAGE Publishing authors honored by the Textbook and Academic Authors Association
SAGE Publishing is pleased to announce that four authors received awards from the Textbook and Academic Authors Association (TAA). Tracy L. Tuten and Michael R. Solomon, co-authors of Social Media Marketing, second edition, and Andrew M. Pomerantz, author of Clinical Psychology: Science, Practice and Culture, fourth edition, were awarded the TAA Textbook Excellence Award. Tara L. Kuther, author of Lifespan Development: Lives in Context, was awarded Most Promising New Textbook. (2017-03-02)

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