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Ohio State Study Shows Cardiac MRI Effective in Identifying Myocarditis in Athletes

A cardiac MRI is effective in identifying inflammation of the heart muscle in athletes and can help determine when those who have recovered from COVID-19 can safely return to play in competitive sports, according to a new study by researchers at The ...

– Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

JAMA Cardiology, Sept. 11, 2020

Embargo expired on 11-Sep-2020 at 11:00 ET

COVID-19 may have been in L.A. as early as last December, UCLA-led study suggests

UCLA researchers and colleagues who analyzed electronic health records found that there was a significant increase in patients with coughs and acute respiratory failure at UCLA Health hospitals and clinics beginning in late December 2019, suggesting ...

– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Journal of Medical Internet Research

Embargo expired on 10-Sep-2020 at 10:45 ET

VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Higher Education Reopening During COVID: Expert Panel for September 9th, 2020

This virtual media event welcomes presidents, deans, and other university spokespeople to make the case for how their universities are handling this once in a lifetime challenge.

– Newswise

Inherited genetic variant influences response to leukemia treatment for some children

St. Jude researchers showed that an inherited variant of the GATA3 gene is tied to minimal residual disease levels and response to therapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

– St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Sep-2020

Hazardous Air Pollutant Exposure Linked as Contributing Factor to COVID-19 Mortality in the United States

A study by researchers at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) researchers and ProPublica, and published in Environmental Research Letters has found a link between chronic exposure to hazardous air pollutants (HAPS) and COVID-...

– SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Environmental Research Letters

COVID-19 Study Links Strict Social Distancing to Much Lower Chance of Infection

Using public transportation, visiting a place of worship, or otherwise traveling from the home is associated with a significantly higher likelihood of testing positive with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, while practicing strict social distancing is asso...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Clinical Infectious Diseases

Seven in 10 Americans willing to get COVID-19 vaccine, survey finds

Almost seven in 10 Americans would be interested in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine when one becomes available, according to a new study. But researchers say there are concerning gaps in interest, particularly among Black Americans, who suffer dispropor...

– Ohio State University


UNC Researchers Publish Striking Images of SARS-CoV-2 Infected Cells

UNC School of Medicine researchers took striking images of the SARS-CoV-2 virus produced by infected respiratory epithelial cells inside human respiratory tract cultures. The New England Journal of Medicine featured this work in its “Images in Medi...

– University of North Carolina School of Medicine

New England Journal of Medicine

New Study Describes How Clotting Can Be First Sign of COVID-19

A new paper by vascular surgeons at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery, describes how thrombosis (blood clots in the circulatory system) was an early indication of infection in a COVID-19 p...

– University of Miami Health System, Miller School of Medicine

Journal of Vascular Surgery

Generic Cholesterol Drugs Save Medicare Billions of Dollars, Study Finds

DALLAS – Sept. 9, 2020 – The switch from brand name to generic cholesterol medications that occurred between 2014 and 2018 has saved Medicare billions of dollars, even as the number of people on cholesterol-lowering drugs has increased, UT Southw...

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

JAMA Cardiology; UL1TR002541

UTSW Pilots Innovative Tech to Improve Surgical Skills, Patient Outcomes

DALLAS – Sept. 11, 2020 – For more than a century, hospitals have relied on traditional conferences, surgical meetings, and case reviews to identify opportunities to improve training, quality, and patient outcomes. Now UT Southwestern Medical Cen...

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

University of Miami Miller School Researcher Wins NIH Avenir Award to Pursue Innovative Opioid Addiction Research

Luis M. Tuesta, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has been awarded the Avenir Award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of the National...

– University of Miami Health System, Miller School of Medicine

Mercy Medical Center Nurses Recognized in Baltimore Magazine's 2020 "Excellence in Nursing" Edition

Six Mercy Medical Center nurses have been recognized as among “the best of the best” in the region by Baltimore magazine’s 6th annual “Excellence in Nursing Awards” survey, September 2020 issue.

– Mercy Medical Center

Science News

How the Milky Way stole an enormous gas halo from our dwarf neighbours

There is a huge halo of gas circling our Galaxy with the mass of a billion Suns.

– University of Sydney


Embargo expired on 09-Sep-2020 at 11:00 ET

Massive halo finally explains stream of gas swirling around the Milky Way

Astronomers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and their colleagues have discovered that a halo of warm gas surrounding the Magellanic Clouds likely acts as a protective cocoon, shielding the dwarf galaxies from the Milky Way’s own halo and c...

– University of Wisconsin-Madison

Nature September 9, 2020

Embargo expired on 09-Sep-2020 at 11:00 ET

Hubble Observations Suggest a Missing Ingredient in Dark Matter Theories

Astronomers using Hubble and the VLT have found that something may be missing from the theories of how dark matter behaves. This missing ingredient may explain why they have uncovered an unexpected discrepancy between observations of the dark matter ...

– Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

Science, Sep-2020

New glove-like device mimics sense of touch

What if you could touch a loved one during a video call - particularly in today's social distancing era of COVID-19 - or pick up and handle a virtual tool in a video game?

– University of New South Wales

IEEE Access

Newly funded study aims to convert paper and plastic wastes into food

Researchers at Iowa State University and their partners will create a system that converts wastes generated by military expeditionary forces into food.

– Iowa State University

Lifestyle & Social Sciences

Practice Does Not Necessarily Make Perfect When It Comes to Creativity

If you’re a relentlessly upbeat thinker, you may be enamored of the 10,000-hour rule, which holds that if you simply practice something regularly for a long enough time, you’ll eventually achieve mastery.

– Stanford Graduate School of Business

Journal of the Association for Consumer Research

Business News

Second stimulus bill needed to prevent additional job losses

– Cornell University





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