National Academy of Sciences Elects Treasurer and Councilors
The National Academy of Sciences has elected a treasurer and four members to serve on its governing Council. Read more (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - February 20, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Envisioning the Future of Science
Feb. 26 Symposium Will Explore How Scientific Research Should Evolve in Coming Decades (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - February 20, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Researchers develop label-free microscopic techniques to visualize extracellular vesicles
(Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology) The Biophotonics Imaging Lab at the Beckman Institute, led by Dr. Stephen Boppart, has recently published papers in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and in Precision Oncology that use label-free microscopic techniques to visualize extracellular vesicles, which are associated with cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 20, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Later School Start Times May Reduce Teen Car Crashes, Boston Children ’s Research Finds
BOSTON (CBS) – Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death in adolescents, but according to a new study, if teens are allowed to sleep in later on school days, they may get into few car accidents. Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital analyzed car accidents involving teenagers for two years before and after school start times were delayed in Fairfax County, Virginia. they found that the crash rate among 16 to 18 year olds fell significantly with the hour-later start time. They said teens that get more sleep are less likely to make bad decisions, like using smartphones while driving or not wearing sea...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Boston Children's Hospital Parenting School Start Times Sleep Source Type: news

Sarcoma Surveillance: A Review of Evidence and Guidelines Sarcoma Surveillance: A Review of Evidence and Guidelines
When it comes to surveillance strategies for sarcoma, what do existing guidelines and evidence recommend?Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - February 19, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

NASA Should Research Effects of Increased Drone Traffic on Privacy, the Environment, and Cybersecurity
NASA should collaborate with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), industry, and academia to research the full effects that increased unpiloted air vehicle traffic would have on society, including ramifications to for sound, privacy, environmental matters, and cybersecurity, says a new report. The increasingly common use of electric and hybrid aircraft for urban, suburban, and rural operations— referred to as advanced aerial mobility— promises to change the way that people and cargo are moved.Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - February 19, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

NASA, Teamed with FAA, Industry, and Academia, Should Research Effects of Increased Drone Traffic on Privacy, the Environment, and Cybersecurity
NASA should collaborate with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), industry, academia to research the full effects that increased unpiloted air vehicle traffic would have on society, including ramifications to sound, privacy, environmental matters, and cybersecurity, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - February 19, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Enhance Your Interdisciplinary and Team Science Skills
Reports abound from professional societies, the Academies, government agencies, and researchers calling attention to the fact that science is increasingly an interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, inter-institutional, and international endeavor. In short, science has become a “team sport.” There is a real and present need to better prepare scientists for success in this new collaborative environment. The American Institute of Biological Sciences is responding to this call with a new program for scientists, educators, and individuals who work with or participate in scientific teams. Team science is increasingly...
Source: Public Policy Reports - February 18, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Short Takes
iDigBio, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), and Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) have opened registration for the Biodiversity Summit 2020 to be held September 20-25, 2020 in Alexandria, Virginia. Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/biodiversity-summit-2020-tickets-85264844445. Registration is free, but all participants must register and display credentials. Deadline for abstract submission is March 31, 2020. For more information visit: https://www.idigbio.org/content/biodiversity-summit-2020. The Department of State is holding an information session...
Source: Public Policy Reports - February 18, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

AAP Addresses Fertility Preservation for Children With Cancer
TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2020 -- Medical and ethical considerations of fertility preservation in children with cancer are addressed in a clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics, published online Feb. 18 in Pediatrics. Sigal Klipstein, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Think all BPA-free products are safe? Not so fast, scientists warn
(University of Missouri-Columbia) Using 'BPA-free' plastic products could be as harmful to human health -- including a developing brain -- as those products that contain the controversial chemical, suggest scientists in a new study led by the University of Missouri and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study suggests later school start times reduce car crashes, improve teen safety
(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) A study published online as an accepted paper in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine found that later school start times were associated with a significant drop in vehicle accidents involving teen drivers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

THCGME Funding Can't Wait, AAFP Tells House, Senate
The Academy sent congressional leaders a letter urging immediate funding renewal for the crucial Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education program. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - February 17, 2020 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Osteoporosis and Implant-Related Complications After TSA Osteoporosis and Implant-Related Complications After TSA
Might osteoporosis contribute to an increased risk of implant-related complications after shoulder arthroplasty?Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

New computational tools identify alternative splicing changes in aggressive cancers
(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) A multi-institutional group of researchers led by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has linked a strong cancer driver gene to changes in proteins that regulate alternative splicing. The researchers created new computational tools and biological model systems for the study. This collaborative research, led by Yi Xing, PhD, at CHOP and Owen Witte, MD, at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), was published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 17, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Keep Your Kids Safe, Warm in Wintertime Fun
SATURDAY, Feb. 15, 2020 -- Sledding, skiing and ice skating are big fun in the winter, but can lead to big injuries, too. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reminds parents to take steps to help their kids avoid injury and make sure they're... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 15, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Scientists reveal catalytic mechanism of lovastatin hydrolase
(Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters) The research team led by Prof. LU Xuefeng from the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), revealed the catalytic mechanism and structure-function relationship of the specific and efficient lovastatin hydrolase PcEST. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 14, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Laura E. Niklason elected to the National Academy of Engineering
Niklason, the Nicholas Greene Professor of Anesthesiology and professor of biomedical engineering, is among 87 new members elected to the academy. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 13, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Two students begin professional development as Ciencia Academy Fellows
Yanixa Qui ñones Avilés and Mytien Nguyen will represent Yale among this year’s fellows. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 13, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New Report Evaluates PEPFAR Investments in Strengthening the Health Workforce in Rwanda
A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine examines how Human Resources for Health (HRH) in Rwanda— a program funded in part by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) from 2012 to 2017— affected morbidity and mortality outcomes for people living with HIV. HRH Rwanda aimed to increase the number and quality of physicians, nurses, and midwives specializing in HIV care. The report offers recommendations and lessons that other countries can apply to improve HIV workforce development and strengthen their health systems at large. Read More (Source: News from...
Source: News from the National Academies - February 13, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

K-12 Teachers of Engineering in U.S. Lack Needed Preparation and Support from Education System
A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine says there is a growing mismatch between the need for engineering-literate K-12 educators and the capacity of the U.S. education system to prepare and support these professionals. In addition, there are very few postsecondary programs that educate prospective K-12 teachers of engineering, and the professional development experiences through which the bulk of this current workforce learned what they know about engineering and how to teach it vary in duration, scope, and effectiveness. Building Capacity for Teaching Engineering in K-12 Education ...
Source: News from the National Academies - February 13, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever - Why There's a Call to Declare a Health Emergency in Nigeria
[The Conversation Africa] The Nigerian Academy of Science has called for the current outbreak of Lassa fever in Africa's most populous nation to be declared a national health emergency because of its severity. Adejuwon Soyinka asked Dr Doyin Odubanjo to unpack the background. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Oscars 2020: Best Moments From the Academy Awards
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Source: AARP.org News - February 13, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

PEPFAR ’s Investments in Rwanda Helped Boost Health Workforce, But Future Programs Should More Comprehensively Support Long-Term Capacity
Rwanda ’s Human Resources for Health (HRH) Program – funded in part by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) from 2012 to 2017 – more than tripled the country’s physician specialist workforce and produced major increases in the numbers and qualifications of nurses and midwi ves, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - February 13, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

K-12 Teachers of Engineering in U.S. Lack Needed Preparation and Support from Education System
Engineering is emerging as an important topic in K-12 education in the U.S., and is being incorporated into education standards, instructional materials, and assessments. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - February 13, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Recommendations Issued for Sleep Disturbance in Pediatric Autism
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2020 -- In an American Academy of Neurology practice guideline, published online Feb. 12 in Neurology, recommendations are presented for addressing sleep disturbances in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

K-12 Teachers Face New Expectations and More Demands, But Training and Workforce Changes Could Help
A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine finds K-12 teachers face new expectations, including addressing changes in curriculum standards, the emergence of more explicit teaching goals, and shifts in what it means to support all students in their development. Better teacher training and preparation, a more diverse teacher workforce, and more equitable distribution of teachers might help meet these new needs.Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - February 12, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Keep Your Teen Moving To Reduce Risk Of Depression, Study Says
(CNN) — Science shows moderate to vigorous aerobic exercise is good for us — it improves sleep; lowers blood pressure; protects against heart disease, diabetes and cancer; reduces stress; boosts mood; and fights anxiety and depression. It’s especially important in adolescence, where the first signs of depression often begin, studies show. But unless your child is an athlete, it can be tough to wean them away from social media and the ever-present screen to swim laps or go for a blood-pumping jog. A new study has some good news: even light exercise may help protect children against developing depression. T...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Depression Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever Kills 1,047 Nigerians
[Vanguard] A total of 1,047 Nigerians have died of Lassa fever since the first reported case in 1969, the Nigerian Academy of Science, NAS, has stated. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Management of Acute Compartment Syndrome Management of Acute Compartment Syndrome
This article provides a summary of evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of acute compartment syndrome.Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

New Report Finds K-12 Teachers Face New Expectations and More Demands - Training and Workforce Changes Could Help
A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine finds K-12 teachers face new expectations and more demands from policymakers, parents, students, and schools, including addressing changes in curriculum standards, the emergence of more explicit teaching goals, and shifts in what it means to support all students in their development. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - February 12, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Emerging Infectious Disease Surveillance Tool (2019-Novel Coronavirus)
Source: International Academies of Emergency Dispatch (IAED). Published: 2/11/2020. This three-page protocol is a screening tool for possible cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Questions cover symptoms, travel history, and patient contact history. It does not require a specific order or number of questions to ask. Geographically, areas of recent travel concern can change daily. The specifics of when to use this tool and the extent of questioning within this tool must remain user-defined. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dartmouth professors elected senior members of the National Academy of Inventors
(Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth) Two members of Dartmouth College's faculty have been named to the National Academy of Inventors' (NAI) 2020 class of Senior Members: Laura Ray, senior associate dean of faculty development and professor of engineering, and Stuart Trembly, associate professor of engineering. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Prater is first UTA professor to be appointed Jefferson Science Fellow
(University of Texas at Arlington) A University of Texas at Arlington professor is the University's first to be appointed a Jefferson Science Fellow by the National Academy of Sciences. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Epidemiological investigation of 511 adult inpatients with gas burns - Fan YF, Chen C, Pan YY, Cui SY, Huang N, Li JL, Xu P, Yu YH.
Objective: To analyze the epidemiological characteristics of adult inpatients with gas burns in the Department of Burns of Hwa Mei Hospital of University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (hereinafter referred to as the author's unit) , so as to provid... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Baby in Your Room? Yes. Baby in Your Bed? No.
To decrease the risk of SUID, or sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that parents share their room with their baby until at least 6 months, and ideally to 1 year. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cabin fever under quarantine: Oscars, eating, and short glimpses of sky
Some cruise ship passengers savored lavish meals; others watched movies or pored over Oscar ballots, held rapt by the live Academy Awards broadcast. The lucky few whose turn it was to get fresh air paced the decks, reveling in a glimpse of blue sky. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Creating the ideal nasal tip contour
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) The dramatic shift in how nasal tip surgery is being performed given changes in the intended goals and evolving techniques is highlighted in a Special Communication by and interview with Dean Toriumi, MD, published in the Official Journal of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Facial Plastic Surgery& Aesthetic Medicine, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

National Academies Provide Rapid Response to White House on Coronavirus Data Needs
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) this week requested that the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine rapidly examine the information and data needed to help determine the origins of the novel coronavirus that is causing a global outbreak of respiratory illness.In response, the National Academies consulted leading experts in the fields of virology, infectious disease genomics, genome sciences, epidemiology, microbiology, immunology, coronaviruses, emerging infections, biosecurity, and global health. Based on information provided by these experts, the presidents of the NAS, NA...
Source: News from the National Academies - February 7, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Prenatal Tobacco Exposure May Raise Risk for Pediatric Psoriasis
FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2020 -- Prenatal tobacco exposure is associated with an increased risk for pediatric psoriasis, according to a study published online Jan. 20 in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Jonathan Groot, M.Sc.P.H., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mourning My Mom, One Red Carpet at a Time
The ritual of watching Hollywood awards show coverage helps keep my mom ’s voice from fading, if only through the texts I imagine her sending. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dina Gachman Tags: Academy Awards (Oscars) Movies Fashion and Apparel Celebrities Golden Globes (Awards) Grief (Emotion) Text Messaging Families and Family Life Source Type: news

National Academies Provide Rapid Response to White House on Coronavirus Data Needs
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) this week requested that the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine rapidly examine the information and data needed to help determine the origins of the novel coronavirus that is causing a global outbreak of respiratory illness. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - February 7, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Build it and they will come
(National Research University Higher School of Economics) Migration, both domestic and abroad, is playing a major role in transforming the world's largest cities, and Moscow is no exception. Researchers at HSE University, the Institute of Geography of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IGRAN) and Strelka KB identified which cities' residents are buying newly built apartments in the capital and how economic inequality between Russia's regions is changing the face of the city. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cold plasma patch could make immunotherapy more effective for treating melanoma, study finds
This study represents an important milestone for the field of plasma medicine,” said co-senior author Richard Wirz, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at UCLA Samueli. “It demonstrates that the microneedle patch can realize the plasma delivery while also working with the drug t o improve the effectiveness of cancer therapy.”“Plasma can generate reactive oxygen species and reactive nitrogen species, which are a group of chemical species that can destroy cancer cells,” said Guojun Chen, who is the co-first author of the study and a postdoctoral fellow in Gu’s laboratory.&ldq...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 6, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

National Academy of Engineering Elects 87 Members and 18 International Members
The National Academy of Engineering has elected 87 new members and 18 international members, announced NAE President John L. Anderson today. This brings the total U.S. membership to 2,309 and the number of international members to 281. Election to the Academy is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer.Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - February 6, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

No Birth Setting Is Risk-Free, But Changes Can Improve Safety for Women and Infants
A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine finds that there is no risk-free setting for giving birth, whether at home, in a birth center, or in a hospital. But with changes such as appropriate and continuous risk assessment during pregnancy and investment in the maternity care workforce, giving birth in the U.S. can be safer than it is today. Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - February 6, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Wuhan Coronavirus, Climate Change, and Future Epidemics
A previously unknown strain of coronavirus has dominated headlines in recent weeks, and alarmed public health officials with its rapid spread and virulent nature. But it’s really no surprise to the scientists who study infectious disease: it’s just one of several pathogens that have the potential to reach calamitous status. I have no evidence that climate change triggered this particular virus to jump from animals to humans at this particular time, or that a warmer planet has helped it spread. That said, it’s pretty clear that, broadly speaking, climate change is likely to lead to an uptick in future epid...
Source: TIME: Science - February 6, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV climate change Source Type: news

The Wuhan Coronavirus, Climate Change, and Future Epidemics
A previously unknown strain of coronavirus has dominated headlines in recent weeks, and alarmed public health officials with its rapid spread and virulent nature. But it’s really no surprise to the scientists who study infectious disease: it’s just one of several pathogens that have the potential to reach calamitous status. I have no evidence that climate change triggered this particular virus to jump from animals to humans at this particular time, or that a warmer planet has helped it spread. That said, it’s pretty clear that, broadly speaking, climate change is likely to lead to an uptick in future epid...
Source: TIME: Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV climate change Source Type: news

Cells to Society: Year of the Nurse / Global Impact
This study establishes baseline sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of hospitalized patients in Nepal who were experiencing heart failure.     Read more   Maternal Health ...
Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - February 6, 2020 Category: Nursing Source Type: news