How grunting influences perception in tennis

IMAGE: Grunting noises in tennis influence the prediction of ball flight. Sport psychologists from Jena University come to this conclusion in a new study. view more  Credit: Anne Guenther/University Jena Exceeding noise levels of 100 decibels, the grunting sounds produced by some tennis players when hitting the ball are on a par with motorbikes or chainsaws.…

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RIT professor develops microfluidic device to better detect Ebola virus

A faculty-researcher at Rochester Institute of technology has developed a prototype micro device with bio-sensors that can detect the deadly Ebola virus. With this type of device, those infected can be treated earlier, and the early detection process can potentially decrease the spread of infections. Ke Du, a faculty-researcher in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of…

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Paul Sajda awarded DoD’s Vannevar Bush Fellowship

IMAGE: Paul Sajda, Columbia Engineering professor of biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, and radiology, has been awarded the Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship (VBFF) for 2019. The five-year, $3 million fellowship will… view more  Credit: Eileen Barroso for Columbia Engineering New York, NY—May 2, 2019—Paul Sajda, professor of biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, and radiology, has been awarded the…

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Study asks patients’ input to improve the hospital experience

IMAGE: Luci Leykum, M.D., of the Long School of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio, led the i-HOPE Study that surveyed 499 stakeholders, resulting in 11 priority research questions that can… view more  Credit: UT Health San Antonio SAN ANTONIO — American hospitals engage in continuous quality and safety improvement, but information remains scarce on what…

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Missing molecule hobbles cell movement

Cells missing a certain protein on their surface can’t move normally, UConn researchers report in Science Signaling. The research could give insight into how cells move and repair wounds in normal tissue, as well as how cancer spreads through the body. Cells are the body’s workers, and they often need to move around to do…

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Stephenson Cancer Center physician is senior author on major study

IMAGE: Dr. Joan Walker was the senior author of a new report on ovarian cancer survivorship. view more  Credit: OU Medicine OKLAHOMA CITY — A gynecologic oncologist at the Stephenson Cancer Center at OU Medicine was a national leader of a newly published research study that reveals good news for women with ovarian cancer — longer…

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Hotspot in the genome may drive psychosis in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder

VIDEO: Dr. Viviane Labrie of Van Andel Research Institute discusses how an epigenetic hotspot may contribute to symptoms of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. view more  GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (May 3, 2019) — A newly identified epigenetic hotspot for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder may give scientists a fresh path forward for devising more effective treatments and biomarker-based…

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Study shows drug reduces risk of relapse with neuromyelitis optica

ROCHESTER, Minn. — The drug eculizumab, a synthetic antibody that inhibits the inflammatory response, significantly reduced the risk of relapse with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD). This rare but severe autoimmune inflammatory disorder can cause blindness, paralysis and death. Mayo Clinic researchers and international collaborators report their findings in a randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled study…

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New book explores hospice and palliative care interventions

IMAGE: Behavioral Intervention Research in Hospice and Palliative Care: Building an Evidence Base view more  Credit: Elsevier Behavioral Intervention Research in Hospice and Palliative Care: Building an Evidence Base sets forth research considerations and guidelines to build evidence-based interventions to improve end-of-life care. The new book by George Demiris, PhD, a Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor in…

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Regenstrief, IU, Purdue research presented on national stage

INDIANAPOLIS — Regenstrief faculty members are sharing the institute’s groundbreaking research with national leaders in geriatrics at the 2019 annual meeting for the American Geriatrics Society in Portland, Oregon, May 2-4. Regenstrief Research Scientist Noll Campbell, PharmD, M.S., assistant professor of pharmacy practice at Purdue University College of Pharmacy, is presenting in multiple sessions, providing…

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