Study shows annual screening before age 50 leads to lower proportions of

A new study led by University of Ottawa professors has found Canadian provinces that annually screen women aged 40-49 had lower proportions of advanced breast cancer compared to women aged 50-59 from provinces that did not hold annual mammograms. A new study led by University of Ottawa professors has found Canadian provinces that annually screen … Read more

Study shows fewer people tried to quit smoking during COVID-19 pandemic

ATLANTA, August 1, 2022 — A new study led by researchers at the American Cancer Society (ACS), shows serious smoking cessation activity declined among adults in the United States immediately after the onset of COVID-19 and persisted for over a year. Declines in attempts to quit smoking were largest among persons experiencing disproportionately negative outcomes … Read more

‘Shark Week’ TV shows feature Texas marine biologists

Texas researchers will have a heavy presence during the popular TV programming known as “Shark Week.” Texas A&M-Corpus Christi students and experts are scheduled to share their input during Discovery’s annual Shark Week and National Geographic’s SharkFest. The Corpus Christi university says online that the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studios (HRI) at … Read more

UM Bio Station shows regents over 100 years of research, education

PELLSTON — University of Michigan Regents visited the school’s biological station near Pellston on Thursday to tour the facility and learn about its research and education efforts. The regents broke into three groups; one tour learned about the history of the station and how that history informs its educational mission, the second tour learned about … Read more

New map shows where fracking-induced earthquakes could hit in Canada | Waterloo News

Scientists from the University of Waterloo have developed a map showing which regions and population centers of Western Canada are likely to experience earthquakes induced by underground energy extraction. Hydraulic fracturing is used to produce cracks in the rock formation to enhance energy extraction from geothermal and unconventional resources. This process is typically accompanied by … Read more

UTMB study shows vaccine rapidly protects against lethal Lassa fever

GALVESTON, TEXAS – Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch have achieved success with a new vaccine developed to fight Lassa Virus, a pathogen that causes Lassa fever. Lassa fever is lethal in humans and nonhuman primates with a mortality rate as high as 70% in hospitalized cases. As many as 500,000 people are … Read more

Six-country African study shows COVID-19 can be dangerous in pregnancy

A new study involving hospitalized women in six African countries from the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s (UMSOM) Institute of Human Virology (IHV) showed that pregnant women with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, had double the risk of being admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) and four-times the risk of dying in-hospital … Read more

New model shows Earth’s deep mantle was drier from the start — ScienceDaily

Earth’s mantle is the thick layer of silicate rock between Earth’s crust and its molten core, making up about 84% of our planet’s volume. The mantle is predominantly solid but, on geologic time scales, it behaves as a viscous fluid – as difficult to stir and mix as a pot of caramel. But, sticking with … Read more