|This special edition of the Newswise Wires provides up-to-date news and experts on the developing coronavirus outbreak known as COVID-19.
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A new perspective piece suggests differences in lung physiology and immune function as possible reasons why children are often spared from severe illness associated with SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
– American Physiological Society (APS)
American Journal of Physiology-Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
A new study of twins finds that genetics play a significant role in how affectionate women are, but the same can't be said for men.
– University of Arizona
More than 300 scientists and clinicians from the federal government, industry and academia published a report of their conclusions and recommendations on COVID-19 serology studies online in Immunity.
– NIH, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Humans interact with animals in a huge variety of ways, including wildlife trade, livestock farming and keeping pets
– University of Cambridge
Post COVID-19: a solution scan of options for preventing future zoonotic epidemics
A team from Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University are the first in the world to profile the body's immune response to COVID-19.
– Lawson Health Research Institute
Critical Care Explorations
Comedy can play an important role in challenging people to address critical social issues, says Lauren Feldman, associate professor at Rutgers’ School of Communication and Information.
– Rutgers University-New Brunswick
A Comedian and an Activist Walk into a Bar: The Serious Role of Comedy in Social Justice
This case series describes 20 children and adolescents who presented with new-onset acral inflammatory lesions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
– JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association
A research team from the National University of Singapore and the National University Hospital has developed a reusable protective barrier which lowers the risk of frontline healthcare workers being exposed to COVID-19 via droplets and aerosols when ...
– National University of Singapore
Since March, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we learn, work and socialize. Now, as nearly all of Pennsylvania is in the green phase of reopening, it is essential for people to remain vigilant by wearing face masks when unable to maintain pr...
– Penn State Health
Weight-inclusive care prioritizes well-being over weight and having access to non-stigmatizing health care.
– University of Georgia
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has developed and begun using high-accuracy antibody testing to determine the magnitude of COVID-19 infection in Arkansas and inform the decisions of policymakers.
– University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL) technology transfer team has opened up multiple fronts to aid the nation’s efforts against the virus that causes COVID-19.
– Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Regions with an early interest in face masks had milder COVID-19 epidemics, according to a new letter-to-the-editor published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
– American Thoracic Society (ATS)
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
According to a new survey by TimelyMD, a telehealth company that specializes in higher education, an overwhelming majority (85%) of college students say they continue to experience increased stress and/or anxiety as a result of COVID-19, with women r...
Scientists from the Vienna BioCenter have pushed SARS-CoV-2 detection to a new level. Their approach is as sensitive and robust, yet cheaper, simpler and faster to implement than conventional tests. 'bead-LAMP' and 'HomeDip-LAMP' could be game-change...
– IMP - Research Institute of Molecular Pathology
A type of virus that preys on bacteria could be harnessed to combat bacterial infections in patients whose immune systems have been weakened by the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the COVID-19 disease, according to an expert at the University of Birming...
– University of Birmingham
PHAGE: Therapy, Applications, and Research
A persistent cough and fever have been confirmed as the most prevalent symptoms associated with COVID-19, according to a major review of the scientific literature.
– University of Leeds
A team of researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) reported on the epidemiology of COVID-19 illness experienced at an NCI-designated cancer center during the height of pandemic in New York City.
– Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
The rapid politicization of the COVID-19 pandemic can be seen in messages members of the U.S. Congress sent about the issue on the social media site Twitter, a new analysis found.
– Ohio State University
Sudden school closures in the United States were undertaken to reduce COVID-19 transmission this spring. Those closures were not typical, and how and when schools reopen will create a set of new norms, with unique stressors for students, families, sc...
– University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
The Journal of School Nursing
Something done routinely for decades -- move VLA antennas -- suddenly became challenging because of COVID-19. With careful planning and teamwork, the NRAO staff got the job done to keep the scientific research going.
– National Radio Astronomy Observatory
LifeBridge Health & Fitness is ready and energized to reopen its doors, following Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s announcement allowing health clubs around Maryland to resume operations at modified capacity following the COVID-19 shutdown.
– LifeBridge Health
At Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), participation in virtual health and wellness offerings has increased almost 500 percent since March. The webinars, which are open to the public, have garnered interest nationwide. They run from an hour-long disc...
– Hospital for Special Surgery
Herd immunity to Covid-19 could be achieved with less people being infected than previously estimated according to new research.
– University of Nottingham
New research reveals that media use before bedtime translates to less sleep for children who generally struggle to self-regulate their behavior.
– Association for Psychological Science
Psychological Science, June-2020
The short-term environmental benefits of the COVID-19 crisis, including declines in carbon emissions and local air pollution, have been documented since the early days of the crisis.
– Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
UC Davis Health physicians defined the conditions of coronavirus transmission from mother to baby during pregnancy and delivery.
– UC Davis Health
American Journal of Perinatology
In an article published in Nature Ecology & Evolution today (22 June), the leaders of a new global initiative explain how research during this devastating health crisis can inspire innovative strategies for sharing space on this increasingly crowded ...
– Max Planck Society (Max-Planck-Gesellschaft)
Nature Ecology & Evolution
From PolitiFact: While the number of coronavirus tests being conducted is rising over time, the positivity rate — which is the percentage of tests that come up positive for the virus — has also been rising since early June. And that undermines Tr...
Leaders of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) are encouraged by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announcement on the creation of the Office of Burden Reduction and Health Informatics in an effort to “cut red tap...
– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)
Researchers are creating a knowledge base that includes information for modeling outbreak and mutation of COVID-19, which will serve as a benchmark for better understanding the spread of the virus. They also are developing a multi-source deep neural ...
– Florida Atlantic University
On July 8, the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR) in conjunction with the Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society (TFOS) will host the Fifth Annual Dry Eye Awareness Month Congressional Briefing entitled How Lifestyle Changes During the COVID-19...
– Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
TFOS DEWS II® Report
Along with many other universities in the nation, the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) will not require standardized tests for the '21-'22 school year.
– University of Illinois at Chicago
A new $2.3 million grant from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering of the National Institutes of Health will support a research effort led by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to develop a virtual operating room team trainin...
– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
– Houston Methodist
– University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business
– Loyola Medicine