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Released: 6-Apr-2020 4:20 PM EDT
AACC Reschedules 2020 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo to December to Ensure a Healthy and Safe Meeting Experience for Attendees
American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

AACC is pleased to announce that the organization will be able to preserve the complete 2020 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo experience for its attendees by moving the meeting to December 13-17, 2020. After carefully monitoring the ongoing global crisis caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, the association’s leadership determined that rescheduling is the best way to safeguard the health of meeting attendees, partners, and staff, which is AACC’s number one priority.

Released: 31-Mar-2020 9:55 AM EDT
Some mobile phone apps may contain hidden behaviors that users never see
Ohio State University

A team of cybersecurity researchers has discovered that a large number of cell phone applications contain hardcoded secrets allowing others to access private data or block content provided by users. The study’s findings: that the apps on mobile phones might have hidden or harmful behaviors about which end users know little to nothing.

Released: 30-Mar-2020 8:50 AM EDT
Endocrine Society to hold ENDO Online 2020
Endocrine Society

The Endocrine Society will host its largest-ever online meeting in June to ensure endocrine researchers and clinicians continue to have access to the latest scientific information, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

Newswise: How people investigate — or don't — fake news on Twitter and Facebook
Released: 18-Mar-2020 4:55 PM EDT
How people investigate — or don't — fake news on Twitter and Facebook
University of Washington

UW researchers watched 25 participants scroll through their Facebook or Twitter feeds while, unbeknownst to them, a Google Chrome extension randomly added debunked content on top of some of the real posts.

Released: 9-Mar-2020 4:55 PM EDT
Endocrine Society cancels ENDO 2020 amid COVID-19 concerns
Endocrine Society

Today, following the latest reports from the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and local health authorities in San Francisco, the Endocrine Society announced the necessary cancellation of ENDO 2020.

Newswise: Navigating the potential pitfalls of tracking college athletes
Released: 2-Mar-2020 4:40 PM EST
Navigating the potential pitfalls of tracking college athletes
University of Washington

UW researchers interviewed 22 athletes and staff members from three college athletics programs to see how collecting data from college athletes might encroach on their autonomy.

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Released: 27-Feb-2020 1:05 PM EST
'Surfing attack' hacks Siri, Google with ultrasonic waves
Washington University in St. Louis

Using ultrasound waves propagating through a solid surface, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis were able to read text messages and make fraudulent calls on a cellphone sitting on a desk up to 30 feet away.

Released: 27-Feb-2020 7:00 AM EST
University of Texas at Dallas Computer Scientists’ New Tool Fools Hackers into Sharing Keys for Better Cybersecurity
University of Texas at Dallas

Instead of blocking hackers, a new cybersecurity defense approach developed by University of Texas at Dallas computer scientists actually welcomes them. The method, called DEEP-Dig (DEcEPtion DIGging), ushers intruders into a decoy site so the computer can learn from hackers’ tactics. The information is then used to train the computer to recognize and stop future attacks.

Released: 18-Feb-2020 8:05 AM EST
Speakers announced for 2020 Experimental Biology meeting
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Renowned scientists including Nobel laureates, research pioneers and celebrated educators will convene at the Experimental Biology (EB) 2020 meeting, to be held April 4–7 in San Diego. Bringing together more than 12,000 life scientists in one interdisciplinary community, EB showcases the latest advances in anatomy, biochemistry, molecular biology, investigative pathology, pharmacology and physiology.

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