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Released: 30-Jun-2020 11:05 PM EDT
NUS Asia Research Institute launches Asian Peace Programme
National University of Singapore

Today, the Asia Research Institute (ARI) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) announced the launch of the Asian Peace Programme (APP), to initiate and support policy research that will work towards generating an enduring peace in Asia.

Newswise: Tropical Forest Loss
Released: 23-Jun-2020 10:35 AM EDT
Tropical Forest Loss
University of Delaware

A new study from the University of Delaware finds that tropical forest loss is increased by large-scale land acquisitions and that certain kind investment projects—including tree plantations and plantations for producing palm oil and wood fiber—are “consistently associated with increased forest loss.”

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Released: 16-Jun-2020 12:50 PM EDT
Cholesterol levels dropping in Western nations but rising in Asia
University of Gothenburg

Cholesterol levels are declining sharply in western nations, but rising in low- and middle-income nations - particularly in Asia, according to a study of global cholesterol levels, which involve researchers at the University of Gothenburg.

Newswise: Fighting Mosquito-Borne Viruses Requires a Precise Balance of Immune Cells
4-Jun-2020 2:35 PM EDT
Fighting Mosquito-Borne Viruses Requires a Precise Balance of Immune Cells
La Jolla Institute for Immunology

In a new study, published June 5, 2020, in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, scientists at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) shows that antibodies against JEV are “cross-reactive” and can also recognize Zika virus. Unfortunately, these antibodies can actually make Zika cases more severe.

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

Released: 28-Apr-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Study From Chinese City of Shenzhen, Outside Hong Kong in Southern China, Provides Key Insights on How Coronavirus Spreads
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

The extensive use of epidemiological surveillance, isolation of infected patients, and quarantines of exposed individuals in the Chinese city of Shenzhen in the early months of the COVID-19 outbreak allowed scientists to estimate important characteristics of this now-pandemic infectious disease, according to a study co-led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Newswise: Study describes cocktail of pharmaceuticals in waters in Bangladesh
Released: 20-Apr-2020 11:10 AM EDT
Study describes cocktail of pharmaceuticals in waters in Bangladesh
University at Buffalo

An analysis revealed that water samples held a cocktail of pharmaceuticals and other compounds, including antibiotics, antifungals, anticonvulsants, anesthetics, antihypertensive drugs, pesticides, flame retardants and more. Not all chemicals were found at every test site.

Released: 25-Mar-2020 10:10 AM EDT
The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Singapore modelling study estimates impact of physical distancing on reducing spread of COVID-19
Lancet

First of its kind modelling study in Singapore indicates that quarantining of people infected with the new coronavirus and their family members, school closures plus quarantine, and workplace distancing plus quarantine, in that order, are effective at reducing the number of COVID-19 cases, with a combination of all three being most effective in reducing cases

Released: 24-Mar-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Study uses AI to estimate unexploded bombs from Vietnam War
Ohio State University

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.

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Released: 18-Mar-2020 4:20 PM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT: Newswise Live COVID-19 Expert Panel 3-16-2020
Newswise

Newswise Live Expert Panel including experts from Newswise member institutions discussing topics related to the coronavirus and COVID-19 outbreak.

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Released: 18-Mar-2020 9:00 AM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT: Newswise Live COVID-19 Expert Panel 3-12-2020
Newswise

Newswise Live Expert Panel including experts from Newswise member institutions discussing topics related to the coronavirus and COVID-19 outbreak.

Newswise: “Ruminant Plague” Threatens Populations of Wildlife and Livestock
Released: 16-Mar-2020 1:10 PM EDT
“Ruminant Plague” Threatens Populations of Wildlife and Livestock
Wildlife Conservation Society

A disease already known for causing massive die-offs of wildlife in Asia is spreading.

Newswise: When Skin Tone Scars
Released: 12-Mar-2020 5:25 PM EDT
When Skin Tone Scars
University of Vermont

In a new book, University of Vermont sociologist Nikki Khanna used social media to solicit 30 original essays by Asian-American women on the hurt of colorism. Khanna hopes to shed light on this painful, little discussed subject.

6-Mar-2020 8:30 AM EST
New Study on Covid-19 Estimates 5.1 Days for Incubation Period
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

An analysis of publicly available data on infections from the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, that causes the respiratory illness COVID-19 yielded an estimate of 5.1 days for the median disease incubation period, according to a new study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Released: 6-Mar-2020 8:20 AM EST
Coronavirus: concern and precaution ok, but panic and hysteria unjustified, says expert
Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

COVID-19 is similar in symptoms to the seasonal flu, but to recognize it there is a different procedure and we have to act accordingly

Newswise: National airline quality expert comments on potential impact of COVID-19 on air travel
Released: 2-Mar-2020 2:20 PM EST
National airline quality expert comments on potential impact of COVID-19 on air travel
Wichita State University

Dean Headley, co-author of the national Airline Quality Rating from Wichita State University, says public concerns over COVID-19 will mostly negatively affect air travel internationally, but will certainly have some impact on domestic air travel as the virus spreads.

Released: 2-Mar-2020 2:15 PM EST
Study reveals how drug meant for Ebola may also work against coronaviruses
University of Alberta

A group of University of Alberta researchers who have discovered why the drug remdesivir is effective in treating the coronaviruses that cause Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) expect it might also be effective for treating patients infected with the new COVID-19 strain.

Released: 2-Mar-2020 2:05 PM EST
First-ever pathology of the early phase of lung infection with the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19)
International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC)

An international team of clinicians and researchers for the first time have described the pathology of the SARS-CoV-2, or coronavirus, and published their findings in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology, the journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer.

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Released: 2-Mar-2020 1:50 PM EST
New JACEP Open analyses explore coronavirus risk factors and public health concerns
American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)

Emergency physician-led teams are on the frontlines of coronavirus treatment, prevention and response.

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Released: 2-Mar-2020 11:55 AM EST
COVID-19 a reminder of the challenge of emerging infectious diseases
NIH, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

The emergence and rapid increase in cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), a respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus, pose complex challenges to the global public health, research and medical communities, write federal scientists from NIH's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Released: 2-Mar-2020 11:45 AM EST
AJR: Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) imaging features overlap with SARS and MERS
American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS)

Although the imaging features of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are variable and nonspecific, the findings reported thus far do show "significant overlap" with those of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), according to an ahead-of-print article in the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR).

Released: 28-Feb-2020 4:35 PM EST
Coronavirus: Human strain causes fear, but domestic livestock strains are routine
Texas A&M AgriLife

Many people are hearing about coronavirus for the first time as the China strain, COVID-19, affecting humans causes concern all across the world. But coronaviruses are not new to livestock and poultry producers, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife veterinary epidemiologist.

Newswise: McMaster develops tool for coronavirus battle
Released: 28-Feb-2020 1:30 PM EST
McMaster develops tool for coronavirus battle
McMaster University

Technology can be used to track how the virus evolves over time, how it transmits between people, how well it survives outside the body, and to find answers to other questions.

Released: 27-Feb-2020 5:30 PM EST
How to prepare in the event of a pandemic
University of Alabama at Birmingham

UAB experts provide tips for you to prepare yourself in the event of the spread of COVID-19.

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Released: 25-Feb-2020 11:20 AM EST
WashU Expert: Ingredients for a virus to become a pandemic
Washington University in St. Louis

As of Feb. 25, 2020, the World Health Organization reported 79,339 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. Thirty-four countries have reported cases, including 2,619 deaths.The WHO has not declared COVID-19 as a pandemic — a situation defined somewhat vaguely by the WHO as “the worldwide spread of a new disease.

Newswise: When coronavirus is not alone
21-Feb-2020 12:05 PM EST
When coronavirus is not alone
University of Vermont

Interacting contagious diseases like influenza and pneumonia—and perhaps coronavirus too—follow the same complex spreading patterns as social trends, like the adoption of new slang or technologies. This new finding, published in Nature Physics, could lead to better tracking and intervention when multiple diseases spread through a population at the same time.

Released: 24-Feb-2020 9:55 AM EST
Harvard scientists, Chinese colleagues to collaborate on coronavirus research
Harvard Medical School

Harvard University scientists will collaborate with Chinese colleagues to elucidate the basic biology of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and the resulting disease, toward new diagnostic tools, vaccine development and antiviral therapies. The collaboration is part of a $115 million research initiative funded by China Evergrande Group.

Newswise: Tulane math professor leads effort to map spread of coronavirus
Released: 18-Feb-2020 12:15 PM EST
Tulane math professor leads effort to map spread of coronavirus
Tulane University

Professor James “Mac” Hyman's goal is to help the public health community better understand and predict the spread of the COVID-19 and to quantify the effectiveness of various efforts to stop it.

Released: 13-Feb-2020 4:30 PM EST
Effectiveness of travel bans – readily used during infectious disease outbreaks – mostly unknown, study finds
University of Washington

While travel bans are frequently used to stop the spread of an emerging infectious disease, a new University of Washington and Johns Hopkins University study of published research found that the effectiveness of travel bans is mostly unknown.

Newswise: Researchers explore role of antibiotic resistance in pandemic risk
Released: 13-Feb-2020 1:35 PM EST
Researchers explore role of antibiotic resistance in pandemic risk
Johns Hopkins University

Researchers investigating the drug prescription response to a “superbug” enzyme that renders bacteria resistant to antibiotics are available to discuss why such resistance is posing a growing risk during pandemics such as the current coronavirus.

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Released: 12-Feb-2020 3:10 PM EST
Coronavirus outbreak raises question: Why are bat viruses so deadly?
University of California, Berkeley

It's no coincidence that some of the worst viral disease outbreaks in recent years -- SARS, MERS, Ebola, Marburg and likely the newly arrived 2019-nCoV virus -- originated in bats.


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