Tuesday - June 25, 2019
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University of the Sciences: Faculty Research - Climate Change Linked to Rise in Bacterial Infections
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, June 25 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of the Sciences issued the following news:

By Jenna Pizzi

A new study of patient cases presenting with a deadly Vibrio vulnificus bacteria, suggests climate change and warming waters may be the cause of an increased number of infections in areas not previously impacted. The study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine on June 18, 2019, was co-authored by Madeline King PharmD, assistant professor of clinical pharmacy and infectious diseases at USciences' Philadelphia College of Pharmacy.

The report looked at the ... Show Full Article

University of Alabama-Birmingham: Cohort Will Study How Vaping, Environment and Lifestyle Impact Long-Term Lung Health in Millennials
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, June 25 -- The University of Alabama's Birmingham Campus issued the following news:

By Adam Pope

The long-term impact on someone's lungs while vaping -- the act of inhaling and exhaling the aerosol, often referred to as vapor, which is produced by an e-cigarette or similar device -- is not yet known, and there is no hard evidence that shows whether poor air quality where a person grows up puts them at higher risk for respiratory conditions later in life. These issues, and much more, will be examined in a large, first-of-its-kind longitudinal study of lung health, funded by ... Show Full Article

Purdue University: Autonomous Diaper Sensor Better Detects Urinary Tract Infection
WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana, June 25 [TNSresearch] -- Purdue University issued the following news release:

Urinary tract infections are the second most common type of infection in children, with ear infections taking first place.

Responsible for nearly 10 million doctor visits each year in the U.S., urinary tract infections can also be a major source of additional disease, particularly for elderly people.

Purdue University researchers have come up with a way to embed an autonomous sensor device in diapers to better detect UTIs. The disposable device has been tested and proven to accurately detect ... Show Full Article

North Carolina State University: Researchers Create Multi-Junction Solar Cells From Off-the-Shelf Components
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 25 [TNSscienceresearch] -- North Carolina State University issued the following news release:

Multi-junction solar cells are both the most efficient type of solar cell on the market today and the most expensive type of solar cell to produce. In a proof-of-concept paper, researchers from North Carolina State University detail a new approach for creating multi-junction solar cells using off-the-shelf components, resulting in lower cost, high-efficiency solar cells for use in multiple applications.

Multi-junction, or stacked, solar cells are currently the most efficient ... Show Full Article

Medical College of Wisconsin: Study to Test Food Access Interventions Among African Americans With Type 2 Diabetes in Inner-City Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, June 25 [TNSresearch] -- The Medical College of Wisconsin issued the following news release:

One quarter of people with diabetes in the U.S. report food insecurity - an inability to or limitation in accessing nutritionally adequate food - and African Americans overall are three times more likely than whites to be food insecure. In many cases, this poor access to nutrition among Type 2 diabetics leads to worse control over their chronic illness and more difficulty following a healthy diet compared to non-food insecure diabetics.

Two new studies led by scientists at the Medical ... Show Full Article

Florida International University: Scientists Capture First-Ever Video of Giant Squid in U.S. Waters
MIAMI, Florida, June 25 [TNSresearch] -- Florida International University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news:

FIU marine scientists Heather Bracken-Grissom and Lori Schweikert were among a team of researchers gathered around a monitor when the tentacle first came into view. It floated in and out of the darkness offering no hint of what was on the other end. Then, in an elegant explosion of arms and tentacles, the creature revealed itself -- the phantom of the deep, known simply as the giant squid.

It is the first time the elusive creature has been ... Show Full Article

Columbia University-Mailman School of Public Health: Phyllis Mailman Professorship to Advance Research on Lifesaving Vaccines
NEW YORK, June 25 -- Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health issued the following news:

In honor of philanthropist Phyllis Mailman, The Mailman Foundation, the Joshua Mailman Foundation, and The Tow Foundation, have together endowed the Phyllis Mailman Professorship to support groundbreaking emerging infectious disease research at the Joseph L. Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. The endowed professorship will be based in the Mailman School's world-class Center for Infection and Immunity (CII), led by director W. Ian Lipkin, MD, a globally-recognized microbe hunter ... Show Full Article