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Newswise: Novel Coronavirus Circulated Undetected Months before First COVID-19 Cases in Wuhan, China
Released: 18-Mar-2021 4:05 PM EDT
Novel Coronavirus Circulated Undetected Months before First COVID-19 Cases in Wuhan, China
University of California San Diego Health

Using molecular dating tools and epidemiological simulations, researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine estimate that the SARS-CoV-2 virus likely circulated undetected for two months before the first human cases of COVID-19 were described in Wuhan, China in late-December 2019.

Released: 22-Feb-2021 4:50 PM EST
Environmental policies not always bad for business, study finds
Cornell University

Critics claim environmental regulations hurt productivity and profits, but the reality is more nuanced, according to an analysis of environmental policies in China by a pair of Cornell economists.

Newswise: New U.S. Strategy Unveiled for a Smart Competition with China in Science and Tech
Released: 16-Nov-2020 8:05 PM EST
New U.S. Strategy Unveiled for a Smart Competition with China in Science and Tech
University of California San Diego

The United States’ global leadership on science technology faces formidable competition from the People’s Republic of China; however the U.S. can take actions to maintain its competitive edge while enhancing innovation and protecting national security, according to a new report from the University of California San Diego.

Newswise: Local cooking preferences drove acceptance of new crop staples in prehistoric China
Released: 4-Nov-2020 2:50 PM EST
Local cooking preferences drove acceptance of new crop staples in prehistoric China
Washington University in St. Louis

The food preparation preferences of Chinese cooks — such as the technological choice to boil or steam grains, instead of grinding or processing them into flour — had continental-scale consequences for the adoption of new crops in prehistoric China, according to research from Washington University in St. Louis. A new study in PLOS ONE led by Xinyi Liu, associate professor of archaeology in Arts & Sciences, focuses on the ancient history of staple cereals across China, a country well known for its diverse food products and early adoption of many domesticated plants.

Released: 17-Sep-2020 3:05 PM EDT
Does a New Study Give Evidence that the Coronavirus Was Made In a Lab?
Newswise

Scientists in a new paper make strong claims regarding evidence that the COVID-19 virus did not originate in nature—the prevailing theory—but instead was made in a lab. According to six leading experts in evolutionary biology and infectious disease consulted by Newsweek, the paper offers no new information, makes numerous unsubstantiated claims and its scientific case is weak.

Newswise: Understanding of COVID-19 high among Chinese workers, study finds
11-Sep-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Understanding of COVID-19 high among Chinese workers, study finds
PLOS

Understanding workers’ knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding COVID-19 is crucial to preventing it and controlling it.

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Released: 10-Sep-2020 2:00 PM EDT
China’s ecological restoration projects deplete terrestrial water stores
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., Sept. 10, 2020 – Through concerted, policy-driven efforts, China has converted large swaths of desert into grassland over the past few decades, but this success has come at a cost. In a study published recently in Nature Sustainability, scientists at the University of California, Irvine report that the Asian nation’s environmental reclamation programs have substantially diminished terrestrially stored water.

Newswise: Up-to-Date Leading Cancer Treatment Recommendations from NCCN Now Available in Chinese
Released: 3-Sep-2020 8:45 AM EDT
Up-to-Date Leading Cancer Treatment Recommendations from NCCN Now Available in Chinese
National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

NCCN announces new and updated Chinese language versions of NCCN Guidelines for AML, Breast Cancer, CLL/SLL, Colon Cancer, Gastric Cancer, Hairy Cell Leukemia, Head and Neck Cancers, Hodgkin Lymphoma, Melanoma (Cutaneous), Multiple Myeloma, Non-small Cell Lung Cancer, Primary Cutaneous Lymphomas, and T-Cell Lymphomas.

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Released: 29-Aug-2020 10:55 AM EDT
TRANSCRIPT AND VIDEO AVAILABLE: China rising in global business, politics, and foreign policy - Expert Panel Event for August 27, 3PM EDT
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Expert Panel Event for August 27, 3PM EDT: China rising in global business, politics, and foreign policy

Newswise: February lockdown in China caused a drop in some types of air pollution, but not others
Released: 20-Aug-2020 2:05 PM EDT
February lockdown in China caused a drop in some types of air pollution, but not others
University of Washington

Atmospheric nitrogen dioxide, which comes from transportation, was half of what would be expected over China in February 2020. Other emissions and cloud properties, however, showed no significant changes.

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14-Aug-2020 8:05 AM EDT
Using A Public Restroom? Mask Up!
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Think you don’t need to worry about COVID-19 while using a public restroom? Researchers from Yangzhou University in China recently reported that flushing public restroom toilets can release clouds of virus-laden aerosols for you to potentially inhale. If that’s not cringeworthy enough, after running additional computer simulations, they’ve concluded that flushing urinals does likewise. In Physics of Fluids, the group shares its work simulating and tracking virus-laden particle movements when urinals are flushed.

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Released: 6-Aug-2020 4:30 PM EDT
Social work’s role in the health, well-being of LGBTQ people in China
Washington University in St. Louis

As China’s government seeks solutions to social problems related to an evolving society, professional social work is increasingly entering new areas, including migrant and aging services, and is poised to take on a larger role in assisting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people, said two experts from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.

Newswise: The United Kingdom Bans Huawei From 5G Networks
Released: 27-Jul-2020 12:05 PM EDT
The United Kingdom Bans Huawei From 5G Networks
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Amid pressure by the United States, the coronavirus pandemic, and China's crackdown on Hong Kong, the United Kingdom has banned Huawei equipment from its 5G networks.

Released: 24-Jul-2020 2:20 PM EDT
China 2050: How the US should prepare for an ascendant China -- RAND Report
RAND Corporation

The United States should prepare for a triumphant or ascending People's Republic of China - scenarios that not only align with current PRC national development trends but also represent the most challenging future scenarios for the U.S. military, according to a new RAND Corporation report that examines China's grand strategy out to 2050.

Newswise: Most comprehensive study yet of Latinx U.S. immigration agents shows economic self-interest drives decisions to join ICE
Released: 22-Jul-2020 2:15 PM EDT
Most comprehensive study yet of Latinx U.S. immigration agents shows economic self-interest drives decisions to join ICE
University of Notre Dame

Research from the University of Notre Dame found that Latinxs — regardless of their preferred national/ethnic identity, their identification with the immigrant experience or their attitude toward immigrants — choose to work in immigration for their own economic interest.

Released: 21-Jul-2020 1:10 PM EDT
Family relationships impact cognitive health of older Chinese immigrants
Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University

A study by researchers at the Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research provides new evidence of the impact of family relationships on the cognitive health of older Chinese immigrants in the United States.

Newswise: Trade Wars with China Could Cost U.S. Universities $1.15 Billion
10-Jul-2020 6:35 PM EDT
Trade Wars with China Could Cost U.S. Universities $1.15 Billion
University of California San Diego

Uncertainties around the trade war between the U.S. and China have hurt businesses and weighed on the global economy. However, new research from the University of California San Diego also shows lesser known consequence: up to $1.15 billion in reduced tuition to U.S. universities.

Released: 29-Jun-2020 5:05 PM EDT
Atmospheric processes likely caused puzzling haze over China during COVID-19 shutdown
Wiley

New research indicates that significant enhancement of secondary aerosol formed in the atmosphere via gas-to-particle conversion, together with long-lasting regional transport, may be the cause of severe haze over China despite a dramatic reduction in emissions during the COVID-19 shutdown.

Newswise: The China-India Border Dispute: What to Know
Released: 25-Jun-2020 6:05 PM EDT
The China-India Border Dispute: What to Know
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

China and India’s border dispute turned deadly for the first time in more than four decades. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s response will be critical to de-escalation.

Released: 2-Jun-2020 5:40 AM EDT
Mental health of young physicians in China during COVID-19 outbreak
JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

Anxiety, depression, mood and fear of workplace violence were assessed in a group of young physicians in China before and during the COVID-19 outbreak.

28-May-2020 5:40 PM EDT
Study in Chinese doctors shows mental toll of caring in the time of COVID-19
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

They worked in hospitals hundreds of miles from the epicenter of COVID-19. But hundreds of young Chinese doctors in a new study still experienced a sharp drop in mood, a rise in depression and anxiety symptoms, and a doubling of their fear of workplace violence, in the first month of the coronavirus pandemic.

Newswise: New model predicts the peaks of the COVID-19 pandemic
Released: 29-May-2020 12:05 PM EDT
New model predicts the peaks of the COVID-19 pandemic
Santa Fe Institute

This week in the journal Frontiers, researchers describe a single function that accurately describes all existing available data on active COVID-19 cases and deaths—and predicts forthcoming peaks.

Released: 27-May-2020 11:15 AM EDT
Entrepreneurship in China: The Rise of Female Billionaires
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

China’s progress towards modernization and marketization gave women unprecedented opportunities to launch and scale private enterprises and make billions in the process. Professor Ming-Jer Chen shares insights on how China managed to forge a new class of super-successful female founders.

Released: 26-May-2020 10:50 AM EDT
Chinese, American scientists leading efforts on COVID-19
Ohio State University

Despite the political tensions between the United States and China, scientists in the two countries are working together more than ever to study the COVID-19 virus, a new study suggests.

Newswise: Despite COVID-19, Memorial Day traffic one of the deadliest
Released: 21-May-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Despite COVID-19, Memorial Day traffic one of the deadliest
West Virginia University

COVID-19 has put the brakes on AAA’s Memorial Day travel forecast due to unavailable economic data and estimates that fewer travelers will hit the road this holiday weekend due to the pandemic and social distancing recommendations. But that doesn’t mean the roads will be safe and sound for all.

18-May-2020 1:00 PM EDT
MD Anderson and Innovent Biologics announce a strategic collaboration to develop anti-PD-1 therapy TYVYT® (sintilimab injection) in rare cancers
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

MD Anderson and Innovent Biologics have announced a strategic collaboration agreement to co-develop Innovent's anti-PD-1 monoclonal antibody for treating rare cancers in the U.S.

Released: 18-May-2020 1:20 PM EDT
Chinese to rise as a global language
Flinders University

With the continuing rise of China as a global economic and trading power, there is no barrier to prevent Chinese from becoming a global language like English, according to Flinders University academic Dr Jeffrey Gil.

Released: 14-May-2020 3:40 PM EDT
Coronavirus outbreak trending topics - See the Coronavirus Channel
Newswise

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

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7-May-2020 12:45 PM EDT
The newly emerged coronavirus did not spill over from scaly anteaters
PLOS

Mammals known as scaly anteaters are natural hosts of coronaviruses, but are not likely the direct source of the recent outbreak in humans, according to a study published May 14 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Jinping Chen of the Guangdong Institute of Applied Biological Resources, and colleagues.

Newswise: People Who Felt Knowledgeable About COVID-19 at Time of OutbreakMore Likely to Report Positive Mood
Released: 11-May-2020 11:25 AM EDT
People Who Felt Knowledgeable About COVID-19 at Time of OutbreakMore Likely to Report Positive Mood
Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Assistant Professor Haiyang Yang finds in a new study that people who perceived themselves as knowledgeable about COVID-19 – regardless of the actual amount of their knowledge – experienced more happiness during the outbreak than those who didn’t perceive themselves as informed about COVID-19.


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