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Released: 29-May-2020 2:40 PM EDT
Genetics May Explain High COVID-19 Mortality in Italy, Inform Global Pandemic Response
Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

Researchers predict the Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) gene has a key role in shaping immune response to COVID.

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Released: 29-May-2020 9:50 AM EDT
Newswise Expert Panels on COVID-19 Pandemic: Notable excerpts, quotes and videos available
Newswise

Newswise is hosting a series of Expert Panels discussion unique aspects of the COVID-19 Outbreak. This tip sheet includes some notable quotes from the panelists.

Newswise: Taking Time to Commune with Nature Increases Feelings of Connection to It, Study Shows
Released: 28-May-2020 4:45 PM EDT
Taking Time to Commune with Nature Increases Feelings of Connection to It, Study Shows
University of Notre Dame

The Notre Dame study showed that students reported increased mindfulness towards the environment after performing ecological attachment tasks like contemplating nature, or practicing environmental preservation tasks like recycling and limiting electricity usage.

Newswise: Study: Climate Scientists Create Model for Global Forest Growth Through 2060
Released: 28-May-2020 2:40 PM EDT
Study: Climate Scientists Create Model for Global Forest Growth Through 2060
University at Albany, State University of New York

In a new study, researchers at the University at Albany have turned to more than a century’s worth of data (from 1901 to 2012) in NOAA’s International Tree Ring Data Bank to both analyze historical tree growth at 3,579 forests around the world and create a model for future projections (from 2045 to 2060).

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Released: 28-May-2020 12:55 PM EDT
Study: Exposure to police violence may be more impactful for individuals who perceive police as a threat to their personal safety
Washington University in St. Louis

New research from the Race and Opportunity Lab in the Brown School’s Center for Social Development at Washington University in St. Louis sheds light on youths’ reactions to social media videos showing violence in their communities. “Exposure to police violence may be more impactful for individuals who perceive police as a threat to their personal safety,” the lead author said.

Newswise: Material and Genetic Resemblance in the Bronze Age Southern Levant
28-May-2020 6:55 AM EDT
Material and Genetic Resemblance in the Bronze Age Southern Levant
University of Vienna

Different "Canaanite" people from the Bronze Age Southern Levant not only culturally, but also genetically resemble each other more than other populations. A team around Ron Pinhasi from the Department of Evolutionary Anthropology found in a recent study that their DNA is a mixture of two populations: The Chalcolithic Zagros and Early Bronze Age Caucasus. The results have been published in "Cell".

Released: 27-May-2020 7:50 PM EDT
Minimum Wage Increases a Mixed Bag, but ‘Not a Good Idea’ Amid Crisis
Washington University in St. Louis

Researchers who have parsed minimum-wage increases over the past half-decade find a mixed bag of immediate results in states that push wages higher, but the pandemic-roiled economy changes all that, they say.

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21-May-2020 10:50 AM EDT
In stressed ecosystems Jurassic dinosaurs turned to scavenging, maybe even cannibalism
PLOS

Among dinosaurs of ancient Colorado, scavenging and possibly cannibalism were responses to a resource-scarce environment, according to a study published May 27, 2020 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Stephanie Drumheller of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and colleagues.

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26-May-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Chimpanzees Help Trace the Evolution of Human Speech Back to Ancient Ancestors
University of Warwick

Chimpanzee lip-smacks exhibit a speech-like rhythm, a group of researchers led by the University of Warwick have found


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