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Saturday, March 28, 2020

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Newswise Expert Panels on COVID-19 Pandemic: Notable excerpts, quotes and videos available

Newswise is hosting a series of Expert Panels discussion unique aspects of the COVID-19 Outbreak. This tip sheet includes some notable quotes from the panelists.

– Newswise

Some COVID-19 Patients Still Have Coronavirus After Symptoms Disappear

In a new study, researchers found that half of the patients they treated for mild COVID-19 infection still had coronavirus for up to eight days after symptoms disappeared. The research letter was published online in the American Thoracic Society’s ...

– American Thoracic Society (ATS)

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Lessons from the Spanish Flu: Cities that Enacted Early Isolation, Other Restrictions Had Significantly Lower Rates of Disease and Mortality

A review of published data and analysis on the Spanish flu, found that cities that adopted early and broad isolation and prevention measures had disease and mortality rates that were 30% to 50% lower than cities that adopted less stringent or later r...

– Loyola Medicine

Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology

U.S. Autism Rates Up 10 Percent in New CDC Report

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health contributed to a new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that finds the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) among 11 surveillance sites as 1 in 54 among ch...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

“Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder Among Children Aged 8 Years—Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, 11 Sites, United States, 2016”

Diet, Nutrition Have Profound Effects on Gut Microbiome

A new literature review from scientists at George Washington University and the National Institute of Standards and Technology suggests that nutrition and diet have a profound impact on the microbial composition of the gut.

– George Washington University

Nutrition Reviews

New research predicts purified, prescription-strength fish oil could prevent more than 70,000 adverse cardiovascular events nationwide each year

Researchers from the University of California, Irvine have conducted a statistical analysis that predicts more than 70,000 heart attacks, strokes and other adverse cardiovascular events could be prevented each year in the U.S. through the use of a hi...

– University of California, Irvine

New England Journal of Medicine

Low Risk of Coronavirus Spreading Through Tears

Study published today in the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology found no virus in tears of COVID-19 infected patients

– American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)


VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: COVID-19 Expert Panel: Children's Health, Mental Health, and Education During the Coronavirus Outbreak.

Expert Panel scheduled for Monday March 23 at 2 PM EDT, Media Invited to Attend and Ask Questions

– Newswise

Newswise Live Expert Panel March 23 at 2 PM EDT

Past Your Bedtime? Inconsistency May Increase Risk to Cardiovascular Health

Researchers at Notre Dame found that individuals going to bed even 30 minutes later than their usual bedtime presented a significantly higher resting heart rate that lasted into the following day.

– University of Notre Dame

npj Digital Medicine

Help line requests for food skyrocket as pandemic spreads

In the first week since COVID-19 was designated a pandemic, requests for food pantries skyrocketed across the United States. Requests for home-delivered meals more than tripled in the same time period, said a Brown School researcher who tracks calls ...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Study shows key factors for reducing brain damage from cardiac arrest

People who suffer cardiac arrest usually have low likelihood of survival, especially if it happens out of the hospital.

– Osaka University


Wuhan Study is First to Describe How Body Positioning Can Improve Breathing in Severe COVID-19 Patients Requiring Ventilation

In a new study of patients with severe COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) hospitalized on ventilators, researchers found that lying face down was better for the lungs. The research letter was published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal ...

– American Thoracic Society (ATS)

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

How and where to allocate stockpiled ventilators during a pandemic

Key factors must be taken into account in determining the need for and allocation of scarce ventilators during a severe pandemic, especially one causing respiratory illness.

– Mary Ann Liebert

Health Security

Lost Sense of Smell or Taste May Be Early Indicator of COVID-19

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Science News

Researchers look for dark matter close to home

Eighty-five percent of the universe is composed of dark matter, but we don't know what, exactly, it is.

– University of Michigan


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Neanderthals ate mussels, fish, and seals too

Over 80,000 years ago, Neanderthals were already feeding themselves regularly on mussels, fish and other marine life.

– University of Göttingen


New feathered dinosaur was one of the last surviving raptors

A new feathered dinosaur that lived in New Mexico 67 million years ago is one of the last known surviving raptor species, according to a new publication in the journal Scientific Reports.

– University of Pennsylvania

Scientific Reports

Scientists predict the size of plastics animals can eat

A team of scientists at Cardiff University has, for the first time, developed a way of predicting the size of plastics different animals are likely to ingest.

– Cardiff University

Nature Communications

Planetary defenders validate asteroid deflection code

Planetary defense researchers at LLNL continue to validate their ability to accurately simulate how they might deflect an Earth-bound asteroid in a study that will be published in the April issue of the American Geophysical Union journal Earth and Sp...

– Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

American Geophysical Union journal Earth and Space Science, April

It’s a family thing: FSU research shows guppies help their brothers when it comes to the opposite sex

In a new study published by a Florida State University team, researchers found that male Trinidadian guppies observe a form of nepotism when it comes to pursuing the opposite sex. These tiny tropical fish often help their brothers in the mating proce...

– Florida State University

Nature Ecology & Evolution

New Technique Looks for Dark Matter Traces in Dark Places

A new study by scientists at Berkeley Lab, UC Berkeley, and the University of Michigan – published online this week in the journal Science – concludes that a possible dark matter-related explanation for a mysterious light signature in space is la...

– Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


Study uses AI to estimate unexploded bombs from Vietnam War

Researchers have used artificial intelligence to detect Vietnam War-era bomb craters in Cambodia from satellite images – with the hope that it can help find unexploded bombs.

– Ohio State University


Christmas Island discovery redraws map of life

The world's animal distribution map will need to be redrawn and textbooks updated, after researchers discovered the existence of 'Australian' species on Christmas Island.

– University of Queensland

Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology

Cornell creates detailed COVID-19 website for food industry

To keep New York’s food processing industry safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, Cornell University’s Institute for Food Safety has created a comprehensive, practical and convenient website for commercial processors.

– Cornell University

Lifestyle & Social Sciences

Study shows how diligent we have to be to keep surfaces germ-free

A recent study suggests that even organized efforts to clean surfaces can fall short, a reminder for us all that keeping our surroundings clean may require some additional work.

– Ohio State University

Journal of Small Animal Practice

Repeated novel coronavirus media exposure may be linked to psychological distress

Irvine, Calif., March 23, 2020 – While government officials and news organizations work to communicate critical risk assessments and recommendations to the public during a health crisis such as the new coronavirus pandemic, a related threat may be ...

– University of California, Irvine

Health Psychology, Mar-2020

Four things school districts need to know before moving learning online

As the number of cases of COVID-19 multiplies and the duration of school closures increases, school districts are struggling with the feasibility of providing students with online learning opportunities. A new report from Michigan State University’...

– Michigan State University

Kids Need Calm Not Chaos Amid Covid-19

Elbow bumps in lieu of high-fives, segregated lunchtimes and hyper hand hygiene ¬– they’re are all a part of our children’s new reality in response to Covid-19. But while kids are seemingly adapting well to the changes, University of South Aus...

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– University of South Australia

Business News

5 tips for business survival in pandemic

As CEOs and executives struggle to deal with the fallout from Covid-19, internationally renowned business growth expert, UniSA’s Professor Jana Matthews is encouraging companies to step back and carefully assess their business before making any rad...

– University of South Australia

Retail workers ‘heroes’ in pandemic, but need healthcare

– Cornell University





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