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Released: 7-May-2021 1:00 PM EDT
FSU expert available to discuss intellectual property and COVID-19 vaccines
Florida State University

By: Bill Wellock | Published: May 7, 2021 | 11:55 am | SHARE: President Joe Biden has expressed his support for a World Trade Organization proposal to waive intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines.Florida State University law professor Frederick Abbott, the Edward Ball Eminent Scholar Professor of International Law, is available to comment on international intellectual property rights and global economic issues around the proposal.

Released: 6-May-2021 11:05 AM EDT
Virtual Event Examines Impact and Evolution of the Role of America’s First Ladies
American University

Prominent scholars, archivists, historians, former White House staff members and insiders gather to explore the fascinating lives and evolving roles of America’s First Ladies Symposium. The event is hosted by the White House Historical Association in partnership with American University's First Ladies Initiative.

Newswise: WHO ‘needs to act’ on suicides caused by pesticides
Released: 5-May-2021 8:05 PM EDT
WHO ‘needs to act’ on suicides caused by pesticides
University of South Australia

Scientists are calling for more stringent pesticide bans to lower deaths caused by deliberately ingesting toxic agricultural chemicals, which account for one fifth of global suicides.

Released: 3-May-2021 6:20 PM EDT
Biden rights the economic ship, but rough waters could loom in the distance
University of Delaware

Vaccine distribution, stimulus checks and reopenings have helped to revitalize the economy in the face of the pandemic. But challenges remain, including vaccine reluctance, inflation and the capital gains tax, says University of Delaware economist Jim Butkiewicz.

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Released: 3-May-2021 2:50 PM EDT
WashU Expert: FDA menthol ban would benefit Black, younger Americans
Washington University in St. Louis

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s proposed ban on menthol-flavored cigarettes and all flavored cigars could be particularly beneficial for Black and young people, says an expert on tobacco control at Washington University in St. Louis.“Around 80% of adult Black smokers and more than half of people age 18-34 use menthol brands,” said Todd Combs, research assistant professor at the Brown School who works on the Advancing Science & Practice in the Retail Environment (ASPiRE) project, which uses agent-based modeling to test the potential impact of retail tobacco policies.

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Released: 3-May-2021 2:05 PM EDT
Public Service Recognition Week: Arizona State University paving the way for future public servants
Arizona State University (ASU)

In honor of Public Service Recognition week, we’re shining some light on Arizona State University’s Public Service Academy that is educating the next generation of public servants and empowering students to change the world.

Newswise: As Wildfires Increase in Severity, Experts Call for Coordinated Federal Response
Released: 3-May-2021 8:00 AM EDT
As Wildfires Increase in Severity, Experts Call for Coordinated Federal Response
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

In advance of a wildfire season projected to be among the worst, the American Thoracic Society has released a report that calls for a unified federal response to wildfires that includes investment in research on smoke exposure and forecasting, health impacts of smoke, evaluation of interventions, and a clear and coordinated communication strategy to protect public health.

Newswise: Civil Engineering Experts Available for Infrastructure Insight
Released: 3-May-2021 6:00 AM EDT
Civil Engineering Experts Available for Infrastructure Insight
Arizona State University (ASU)

Eight Arizona State University civil engineering professors offer infrastructure insight: Roads and bridges; reservoirs, dams and waterways; underground construction, housing; sustainability and more.

Released: 29-Apr-2021 1:35 PM EDT
ASA Calls on National Medical and Nursing Organizations to Reject Medical Title Manipulation
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Medical title manipulation, a growing concern across health care and medical specialties, confuses patients and creates discord in the care setting, ultimately risking patient safety. Today, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) calls on the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs, the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists, and the National Council of State Boards of Nursing to reject any requests to manipulate and misappropriate medical titles.

Released: 29-Apr-2021 11:30 AM EDT
Menthol Cigarettes Banned: FDA Takes Bold Action to Save Lives
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

(April 29, 2021) NY, NY – In a historic move, the Biden Administration announced today its decision to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars. The decision comes after a protracted battle in the courts in which the tobacco industry’s aggressive marketing of menthol cigarettes was challenged by medical and public health organizations, including the American Thoracic Society.

28-Apr-2021 1:05 PM EDT
Housing Subsidies Reduce Health Care Costs for Vulnerable Veterans
University of Utah Health

Ensuring that veterans have stable housing not only reduces homelessness but also slashes the cost of providing them with publicly funded health care, according to a national study led by University of Utah Health scientists.

Newswise: Legendary licenses
Released: 28-Apr-2021 12:55 PM EDT
Legendary licenses
Sandia National Laboratories

Licensing expert Bob Westervelt, who has worked to transfer Sandia National Laboratories technologies in the medical, solar and hydrogen production fields, received the 2021 Outstanding Technology Transfer Professional Award from the Federal Laboratory Consortium.

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Released: 28-Apr-2021 8:00 AM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Keeping Carbon in the Sea, Keeping Plastics Out, Keeping Sea Level Down: Live Expert Panel for April 27, 2pm ET

Scientists from NYU, University of Portsmouth, and Hamilton College will discuss recent work on sea level rise, the science of “blue carbon” stored in the sea, and important policy changes to reduce plastic pollution in the ocean.

Released: 27-Apr-2021 1:45 PM EDT
DHS-Funded Security Technology Licensed for Commercialization
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

S&T is pushing the boundaries of technology, architecture, and industry partnerships to meet TSA’s current and future challenges and improve the screening experience for both travelers and screeners.

Newswise: Shoe Scanner Technology on the Horizon
Released: 27-Apr-2021 12:40 PM EDT
Shoe Scanner Technology on the Horizon
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

A shoe scanner may allow people passing through security screening to keep their shoes on. PNNL built the scanner based on the same technology it used to develop airport scanners. It's licensed to Liberty Defense.

Newswise: New reports address COVID-19’s fiscal effects, policy possibilities
Released: 26-Apr-2021 12:50 PM EDT
New reports address COVID-19’s fiscal effects, policy possibilities
University of Illinois at Chicago

From revenue shortfalls to meeting increased demand for public services, the challenges facing government entities require atypical policies to deal with these issues in the COVID-19 era and beyond, according to new reports from the Government Finance Research Center at the University of Illinois Chicago.

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Released: 23-Apr-2021 4:55 PM EDT
Breaking the glass ceiling: Kang tracking female judicial appointments around the globe
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

For the past seven years, political scientist Alice Kang has been tracking when and how women broke the glass ceiling to be appointed to the highest courts in democratic countries.

Released: 22-Apr-2021 12:10 PM EDT
Study models economic impact of proposed law to regulate high-risk diagnostic tests
Massachusetts General Hospital

Legislation currently under consideration in the U.S. Congress would increase regulatory oversight of certain diagnostic tests, and a new study by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and colleagues from several other institutions demonstrates that its potential impact will depend on key details in the bill's final language.

Released: 22-Apr-2021 11:55 AM EDT
Endocrine Society calls on Congress to pass legislation to lower the price of insulin
Endocrine Society

The Endocrine Society is calling on Congress to pass legislation to lower the price of insulin and applauds the efforts of Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ), Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA), and Education and Labor Committee Chairman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (D-VA) to reintroduce H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act to improve access to affordable medications. In January, the Society published a position statement on insulin access and affordability, which recommends policymakers include government negotiation as part of an overall strategy to reduce insulin prices.

Released: 22-Apr-2021 10:10 AM EDT
Firearms Laws Curb Rates of Gun Violence Across United States
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

States with stricter firearms laws reported lower suicide and homicide rates, according to a Rutgers study.

Newswise: IU researchers tackle the challenges of conducting intrastate policy surveillance
Released: 22-Apr-2021 9:25 AM EDT
IU researchers tackle the challenges of conducting intrastate policy surveillance
Indiana University

IU researchers tackle the challenges of conducting intrastate policy surveillance and find accessing county and municipal laws challenging in Indiana.

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Released: 21-Apr-2021 12:15 PM EDT
Five factors that led to Chauvin guilty verdicts
Washington University in St. Louis

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted April 20 on three charges in the death of George Floyd. Collectively, people across the country breathed a sigh of relief because far too often, the story has been police killing people of color with impunity, says an expert on race and the law at Washington University in St.

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