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Coronavirus outbreak trending topics - See the Coronavirus Channel

Research and experts on the symptoms and spread of COVID-19, impact on global trade and financial markets, public health response, search for an effective treatment, and more

– Newswise

Community factors influence how long you'll live, study shows

While lifestyle choices and genetics go a long way toward predicting longevity, a new study shows that certain community characteristics also play important roles.

– Penn State University

Social Science and Medicine

Arts and Humanities


The lasting legacies of Beethoven on 250th anniversary of composer’s birth

The German-born pianist and composer is considered one of the most influential artists of all time.

Expert Available

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Facebook Users Change Their Language Before an Emergency Hospital Visit

The language in Facebook posts becomes less formal and invokes family more often in the lead-up to an emergency room visit.

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Nature Scientific Reports

Embargo expired on 12-Mar-2020 at 05:00 ET


Causes of loneliness differ between generations, research says

People of different generations are equally lonely but for different reasons, a study suggests.

– University of Edinburgh

Psychological Medicine

How dangerous news spreads: What makes Twitter users retweet risk-related information

In an Internet-driven world, social media has become the go-to source of all kinds of information.

– Osaka University

Japanese Psychological Research

Alcoholics Anonymous most effective path to alcohol abstinence

Alcoholics Anonymous, the worldwide fellowship of sobriety seekers, is the most effective path to abstinence, according to a comprehensive analysis conducted by a Stanford School of Medicine researcher and his collaborators.

– Stanford University School of Medicine

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

People want more compensation, security for their genomic data

Genomic data donated by the public is valuable for the companies that collect it. But a recent survey finds that once people are aware of issues surrounding the use and security of genetic information, people are more concerned about how it might be ...

– Cornell University


Annual Survey Shows Indian Foreign-Born Population Is the Largest in St. Louis Region

Results of a new Saint Louis University survey showed that the Indian foreign-born population is the largest foreign-born population in the St. Louis region.

– Saint Louis University


Leaving your baby to ‘cry it out’ has no adverse effects on child development

A baby’s development at 18 months old is not adversely affected by being left to ‘cry it out’ a few times or often in infancy researchers at the University of Warwick have found

– University of Warwick

Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry

Embargo expired on 10-Mar-2020 at 20:05 ET

Knowing more about a virus threat may not satisfy you

People who rate themselves as highly knowledgeable about a new infectious disease threat could also be more likely to believe they don’t know enough, a new study suggests.

– Ohio State University

Risk Analysis

Toxic Masculinity Is Unsafe… for Men

The belief that “real men” must be strong, tough and independent may be a detriment to their social needs later in life. A study co-authored by a Michigan State University sociologist found that men who endorse hegemonic ideals of masculinity —...

– Michigan State University

Sex Roles

Feeling Recognized at Work May Reduce the Risk of Burnout

Professional recognition at work from both supervisors and coworkers may be associated with a lower risk of burnout in employees, suggests a study in the March Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Education the key to equal parenting rights for same-sex couples

Same-sex marriage may have been given the green (or rainbow) light in many countries around the world, but it appears there are still some entrenched attitudes in society when it comes to same-sex parenting.

– University of South Australia

Australian Journal of Psychology


Paid Maternity Leave Has Mental and Physical Health Benefits for Mothers and Children

Paid maternity leave has major mental and physical health benefits for mothers and children – including reduced rates of postpartum depression and infant mortality, according to a report in the March/April issue of Harvard Review of Psychiatry. The...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Harvard Review of Psychiatry

Gratitude interventions don’t help with depression, anxiety

Go ahead and be grateful for the good things in your life. Just don’t think that a gratitude intervention will help you feel less depressed or anxious.

– Ohio State University

Journal of Happiness Studies



Underrepresented college students benefit more from ‘active learning’ techniques in STEM courses

Switching from passive techniques, such as lectures, to inquiry-based "active learning" methods in college STEM courses has a disproportionate benefit for underrepresented students, which includes low-income students & Latinx, African-American, Nativ...

– University of Washington

Law and Public Policy


It’s time for the 2020 census. Why the once-a-decade count is important and what’s new this year

Americans beginning receiving official Census Bureau mail in mid-March. Census Day is April 1.

Expert Available

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Layoffs lead to more violent crime: study

Displaced workers experienced a 20% increase in criminal charges the year after being laid off

– Case Western Reserve University

Labour Economics

S&T Assesses the New FLETC Law Enforcement Operations Driving Skills Course

In an effort to reduce law enforcement officer related crashes, DHS S&T’s NUSTL recently supported the FLETC Training Innovation Division’s (TID) efforts to validate a new Law Enforcement Operations Driving Skills (LEODS) training course in Glync...

– Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC)


Case Western Reserve University research finds high rates of trauma exposure, PTSD symptoms for those in drug court

Nearly 94% of defendants in Cuyahoga County drug court have been exposed to trauma and many suffer from symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a new Case Western Reserve University study.

– Case Western Reserve University

Taylor & Francis Online

Is China Being Fair on Trade?

“Made in China.” You’ve probably seen this label on your clothes, toys, and other everyday products. China’s reach has skyrocketed in recent decades, disrupting the global trading system as we know it. This video is part of the Inside the Iss...

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Shannon K. O'Neil, "Is China Being Fair on Trade?", Election 2020, March 3, 2020.

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What Automation Means for Jobs

When was the last time you went to the mall for something you could buy on your phone? Automation is a disruptive force that continues to shape the future. CFR breaks down what automation means for the U.S. workforce.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Shannon K. O'Neil, "What Automation Means for Jobs", Election 2020, January 16, 2020.

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What Are Green Jobs?

Green jobs are booming. But what are they? And how can the United States prepare for the future this shift in technologies will bring? This video is part of the Inside the Issues video series, featuring CFR Vice President of Studies Shannon K. O’N...

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Shannon K. O'Neil, "What Are Green Jobs?", Election 2020, January 24, 2020.

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The Trouble With Election Security

Russia interfered with the U.S. presidential election in 2016, and in 2018, internet trolls again spread disinformation during the midterms. Intelligence officials warn that interference in this year’s presidential election may already be underway....

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Shannon K. O'Neil, "The Trouble With Election Security", Election 2020, February 4, 2020.

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Does NATO Still Matter?

NATO just turned seventy, and some of its own members have become deeply critical of the organization. CFR breaks down what purpose NATO serves in the twenty-first century and whether we still need it.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Shannon K. O'Neil, "Does NATO Still Matter?", Election 2020, February 20, 2020.

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CFR-Wayne State Election 2020 U.S. Foreign Policy Forum

How can business, labor, and government collaborate to reduce poverty on regional and global bases? Will the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement benefit U.S. workers? How will the trade war with China affect the automotive industry? Watch an in-...

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

CFR-WSU U.S. Foreign Policy Forum, Election 2020 Series,, Monday, February 24, 2020.

includes video

LifeWire Announcement

Reaching the heart and soul of research

For teenagers with cystic fibrosis, maintaining a healthy weight can be a daily struggle. A psychology student is trying to make life easier for those teens.

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Test-Optional Admission Policy Introduced at University of Redlands

In a major update to its undergraduate admissions policy, the University of Redlands will shift to a test-optional admissions process, providing most applicants the choice of whether or not to submit SAT or ACT scores. The policy will go into effect ...

– University of Redlands

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Advisory – TSC April Tucson conference to be rescheduled

– Center for Consciousness Studies, University of Arizona

UIC to host 7th annual Young Men of Color Summit

Approximately 500 CPS students to attend the 7th annual Young Men of Color Summit.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

AERA Announces 2020 Annual Meeting Change Due to Coronavirus

The American Educational Research Association has announced it will not hold a place-based Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA, in April 2020 due to the coronavirus. Instead, AERA is shifting to a virtual meeting.

– American Educational Research Association (AERA)





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