More immediate concerns beat heart health in the priorities and behaviors of young women — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] Although young women strive to be healthy, few perceive themselves as at risk for heart disease and they worry far more about stress and mood disorders than their heart health, according to two preliminary studies presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention | Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions 2019, a premier…

Alaska forest fires over past 450 years — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] In a recent study, University of Montana researchers explored the ways forest succession and climate variability interacted and influenced fires in Alaska’s boreal forests over the past four centuries — from 1550 to 2015. “We reconstructed fire activity over the last 450 years using lake-sediment records,” said Tyler Hoecker, the study’s lead author. As…

Researchers forecast interactions between two owl species and the quality of their habitat in the Pacific Northwest — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] Scientists are puzzling out how to address the declining numbers of northern spotted owls (NSO) in their Pacific Northwest forest habitat. A new study in the Ecological Society of America’s journal Ecological Applications explores the reasons why spotted owls are losing a foothold in their habitat, forecasts future habitat conditions and species interactions, and…

Tool reduces material needed to ID transcription factors regulating gene expression — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] Faster results. Lower costs. Fewer cells. A new mathematical method developed by researchers at Cincinnati Children’s and New York University may soon make it much easier to conduct more of the complex data analysis needed to drive advances in the exploding field of personalized medicine. Proof-of-principle results for the method are reported this month…

Nuclear medicine imaging monitors effectiveness of therapy for melanoma patients — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] Nuclear medicine imaging with PET/CT can monitor the effectiveness of immunotherapy treatment for metastatic melanoma and predict outcome. In this way, a patient’s therapy can be more effectively tailored to his or her personal response. Metastatic melanoma is one of the deadliest skin cancers, so determination of a treatment’s effectiveness is essential but can…