SOCIAL MEDIA: ELI5: IGListKit – Building Flexible Collection Views For IOS
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SOCIAL MEDIA: ELI5: IGListKit – Building Flexible Collection Views For IOS

This blog post covers a popular open source project called IGListKit, a data-driven UICollectionView framework for building fast and flexible lists in iOS. We explore this open source project using the ELI5 style of explaining things in simple terms in the shortest amount of time. If you prefer to learn by watching, we also have…

FRONT PAGE: Ludwig Lausanne Study Identifies Potential Combination Therapy For Brain Metastases Of Breast Cancer
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FRONT PAGE: Ludwig Lausanne Study Identifies Potential Combination Therapy For Brain Metastases Of Breast Cancer

Newswise — OCTOBER 18, 2021, NEW YORK – A Ludwig Cancer Research study has identified and preclinically validated combination treatments for the brain metastases of breast cancer, a common and typically lethal manifestation of the malignancy. The combination therapy, reported in the current issue of Nature Cancer, targets tumor-associated macrophages and microglia (TAMs), immune cells…

FRONT PAGE: COVID's Crushing Impact On Public Health
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FRONT PAGE: COVID's Crushing Impact On Public Health

Newswise — The cruel impact of COVID-19, the virus that emerged in late 2019 and has claimed 5 million lives to date, is chronicled in daily headlines. It has robbed us of loved ones, jobs, plans and so much more.The impact on those who treat the sick and dying has been the focus of much…

FRONT PAGE: High Ferritin In Severe Covid-19 Pneumonia Is Linked To Improved Outcomes After Steroid Treatment
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FRONT PAGE: High Ferritin In Severe Covid-19 Pneumonia Is Linked To Improved Outcomes After Steroid Treatment

Newswise — STONY BROOK, NY, October 14, 2021 – During the entire pandemic, physicians treating patients with severe Covid-19 pneumonia continuously looked for hints and signs on what may enable patients to have better outcomes. A team of physicians at the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University discovered that for patients with severe…

FRONT PAGES: Ranking Healthfulness Of Foods From First To Worst
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FRONT PAGES: Ranking Healthfulness Of Foods From First To Worst

Newswise — A scientific team at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts has developed a new tool to help consumers, food companies, restaurants, and cafeterias choose and produce healthier foods and officials to make sound public nutrition policy.Food Compass is a new nutrient profiling system, developed over three years, that incorporates…

FRONT PAGE: Medicaid Expansion Has Saved Lives And Reduced Disparities For Young Adult Trauma Patients
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FRONT PAGE: Medicaid Expansion Has Saved Lives And Reduced Disparities For Young Adult Trauma Patients

Key takeawaysMedicaid expansion has had a positive effect on young adult trauma patients by increasing insurance coverage and access to rehabilitative care.Medicaid expansion states have seen reductions in racial and socioeconomic disparities in insurance coverage and access to rehabilitative care and reductions in racial disparities in in-hospital mortality.Unlike the reduction of disparities between Black and…

GAMING: When Does Riders Republic Unlock?
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GAMING: When Does Riders Republic Unlock?

Ubisoft’s biggest game for the rest of 2021 is Riders Republic, and the extreme sports title is releasing at the end of October. If you’re hankering for high-speed bike racing and other dangerous activities, you’ll want to play as soon as the game is available, and because of the pre-loading feature on modern systems, that’s…

GAMING: You Can Play Doom On Twitter Now
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GAMING: You Can Play Doom On Twitter Now

Doom is “playable” on Twitter now thanks to a bot called Tweet2Doom created by Georgi Gerganov. Here’s how it works: You send the bot a series of keyboard commands, and the bot spits out a video with corresponding Doom gameplay.For example, you can start a new game by replying to the bot with the text,…

GAMING: The Pokemon’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon Will Feature Pikachu And Eevee This Year
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GAMING: The Pokemon’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon Will Feature Pikachu And Eevee This Year

One of America’s most enduringly popular Thanksgiving Day traditions is the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, and this year it’ll feature a new Pokemon balloon.The Pokemon Company has announced a new balloon for 2021, and it features not only Pikachu, who is typically featured alone during the event, but also Eevee. The…

GAMING: Elden Ring Launch Date Deferred To February, Network Test Scheduled For November
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GAMING: Elden Ring Launch Date Deferred To February, Network Test Scheduled For November

Bandai Namco has delayed the launch of From Software’s highly anticipated RPG Elden Ring. The game will now launch on February 25, 2022, a delay from January.Explaining the delay, the developers said, “The depth & strategic freedom of the game exceeded initial expectations. Thank you for your trust & patience.” February 2022 is a very,…

GAMING: It Sounds Like FIFA Is Ending Its Exclusive Deal With EA Sports
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GAMING: It Sounds Like FIFA Is Ending Its Exclusive Deal With EA Sports

If EA and FIFA do come to an agreement about the future of the lucrative football series, it might not be an exclusive arrangement. FIFA has announced that it conducted a “comprehensive and strategic assessment” of the gaming landscape and determined that it will look to expand its business dealings to other companies.FIFA appeared to…

FRONT PAGE: Plant-Based Jet Fuel Could Reduce Emissions By 68%
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FRONT PAGE: Plant-Based Jet Fuel Could Reduce Emissions By 68%

Newswise — Replacing petroleum-based aviation fuel with sustainable aviation fuel derived from a type of mustard plant can reduce carbon emissions by up to 68%, according to new research from University of Georgia scientist Puneet Dwivedi.Dwivedi led a team that estimated the break-even price and life cycle carbon emissions of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) derived…

FRONT PAGES: A New Imaging Technique Reveals Vanadium Oxide Strains And Defects
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FRONT PAGES: A New Imaging Technique Reveals Vanadium Oxide Strains And Defects

Newswise — TROY, N.Y. — Researchers led by Edwin Fohtung, an associate professor of materials science and engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, have developed a new technique for revealing defects in nanostructured vanadium oxide, a widely used transition metal with many potential applications including electrochemical anodes, optical applications, and supercapacitors. In the research — which…

FRONT PAGE: Snakes Diversified Explosively After The Dinosaurs Were Wiped Out
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FRONT PAGE: Snakes Diversified Explosively After The Dinosaurs Were Wiped Out

Newswise — The remarkable diversification of mammals and birds after the demise of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago is well known; but what happened to the snakes? According to a study publishing October 14th in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Michael Grundler at the University of California, Los Angeles and Daniel Rabosky at the University of…

FRONT PAGES: A New Statistical Study Links Protein Evolution To Thermal Variation
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FRONT PAGES: A New Statistical Study Links Protein Evolution To Thermal Variation

Newswise — A recent statistical study has revealed some of the constraints and directions in the evolution of the structure and function of proteins. Better models of protein structural dynamics may allow researchers to understand more of this fundamental mystery in living organisms.Proteins perform essential functions such as material transport, immunity and catalysis. The various…

FRONT PAGE – A New Twist On 2-D Materials Could Lead To Better Electronic And Optical Devices
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FRONT PAGE – A New Twist On 2-D Materials Could Lead To Better Electronic And Optical Devices

Newswise — UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A new generation of electronics and optoelectronics may soon be possible by controlling twist angles in a particular type of bilayer 2D material used in these devices, strengthening the intrinsic electric charge that exists between the two layers, according to researchers from Penn State, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Rutgers University. The researchers worked with regular transition metal dichalcogenides (TMD) 2D materials and Janus TMDs, a class of 2D materials…

FRONT PAGE: Aging Breast Tissue Could Set The Stage For Invasive Breast Cancer
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FRONT PAGE: Aging Breast Tissue Could Set The Stage For Invasive Breast Cancer

Newswise — The American Cancer Society estimates that 284,200 women will be newly diagnosed with breast cancer in 2021, and 43,600 will die of the disease — the second highest cause of cancer death in women.A woman’s risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer increases with age, but while scientists have long studied cellular changes…

FRONT PAGES: College Campuses With 100 Percent Vaccine Ratios Need COVID-19 Testing
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FRONT PAGES: College Campuses With 100 Percent Vaccine Ratios Need COVID-19 Testing

Newswise — Most universities are encouraging vaccination, and many have mandated vaccination for all students. Given the availability of effective vaccines, there is a growing need to reevaluate the importance of university COVID-19 protocols. If a student population is completely vaccinated, are testing and quarantine still important to limit viral spread on college campuses? Florida Atlantic…

FRONT PAGE: National Poll: 1/3 Of Children Ages 7-9 Use Social Media Apps
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FRONT PAGE: National Poll: 1/3 Of Children Ages 7-9 Use Social Media Apps

Newswise — ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Teens making Tik Tok dance videos, communicating through Snapchat and growing their own Instagram accounts has become common in the modern digital era.But social platforms are also becoming familiar to younger kids, with parents in a new national poll reporting that half of children aged 10-12 years and a…

FRONT PAGES: Telehealth Continues As A Substitute For In-Person Healthcare Among Older Adults
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FRONT PAGES: Telehealth Continues As A Substitute For In-Person Healthcare Among Older Adults

Newswise — About one in six doctor’s office visits by older Americans no longer takes place in an actual doctor’s office, but rather online or over the phone, a new analysis of telehealth visits billed to Medicare in the past two years finds.The total number of such visits – the kind focused on evaluating a…

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