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Newswise: Johns Hopkins Taps Twitter to Measure Success of Social Distancing
Released: 6-Apr-2020 4:50 PM EDT
Johns Hopkins Taps Twitter to Measure Success of Social Distancing
Johns Hopkins University

By comparing Twitter data from before and after the COVID-19 outbreak, Johns Hopkins University researchers found a profound impact on the movement of Americans – indicating social distancing recommendations are having an effect.

Newswise: LifeBridge Health Virtual Hospital’s COVID-19 Tele-triage Program Sees Exponential Growth In First Weeks of Operation
Released: 6-Apr-2020 4:20 PM EDT
LifeBridge Health Virtual Hospital’s COVID-19 Tele-triage Program Sees Exponential Growth In First Weeks of Operation
LifeBridge Health

With the rapid spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), LifeBridge Health, one of the largest healthcare systems in Maryland, ramped up its tele-triage program to help reduce an overflow of concerned patients in the system’s emergency departments and provider offices in the community.

Newswise: Four Tips to Interviewing, Landing a New Job During COVID-19
Released: 6-Apr-2020 4:20 PM EDT
Four Tips to Interviewing, Landing a New Job During COVID-19
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

As students prepare to graduate this May into a reeling economy and an uncertain employment climate due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies have turned to technology to keep recruitment and business afloat.

Released: 6-Apr-2020 3:05 PM EDT
How religions around the world are keeping the faith during COVID-19
Michigan State University

COVID-19 has rocked everyday life for people around the world, requiring religious communities to shift worship at a time that many consider the most holiest of the year. Daily and weekly services at churches, synagogues, mosques and temples have transitioned to take place in the home with family members as many places of prayer are closed for the first time in their history.

Newswise: Penn State engineer developing device that may be able to test for COVID-19
Released: 6-Apr-2020 1:20 PM EDT
Penn State engineer developing device that may be able to test for COVID-19
Penn State College of Engineering

A point-of-care testing device that may help diagnose the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is under development by Weihua Guan, assistant professor of electrical engineering in Penn State’s College of Engineering.

Newswise: IMSA High School Internship advances DUNE project and showcases unexplored potential of physics
Released: 6-Apr-2020 12:15 PM EDT
IMSA High School Internship advances DUNE project and showcases unexplored potential of physics
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne National Laboratory’s Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) High School Internship Program has this year’s exceptionally bright high school students working on the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE)’s world-changing research.

Released: 6-Apr-2020 11:55 AM EDT
Brookhaven Lab Mobilizes Resources in Fight Against COVID-19
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Scientists and staff at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory are marshalling their expertise, unique facilities, and other key resources in the battle against COVID-19.

Released: 6-Apr-2020 10:55 AM EDT
Rutgers Expert Available to Discuss Converting Anesthesia Machines to Ventilators for COVID-19
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Michael McLaughlin, an assistant professor and assistant program director of the Rutgers Nurse Anesthesia program, who has been on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis and intubated many COVID-19 patients, discusses how this conversion works and how it helps to alleviate the ventilator shortage

Newswise:Video Embedded holoanatomy-goes-remote-learning-goes-on-during-pandemic
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6-Apr-2020 8:45 AM EDT
HoloAnatomy goes remote, learning goes on during pandemic
Case Western Reserve University

For the first time, instead of working together on campus, all 185 first-year students from Case Western Reserve University’s School of Medicine are using Microsoft HoloLens and the university’s signature HoloAnatomy mixed-reality software, despite the physical separation created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Newswise:Video Embedded simple-low-cost-ventilator-builds-on-available-resuscitation-bags
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6-Apr-2020 8:45 AM EDT
Simple, Low-Cost Ventilator Builds on Available Resuscitation Bags
Georgia Institute of Technology

A simple, low-cost ventilator based on the resuscitation bags carried in ambulances – and widely available in hospitals – has been designed by an international team of university researchers. The device, which is powered by a 12-volt motor, could help meet peak medical demands in the industrialized world and serve resource-constrained countries that don’t have supplies of conventional ventilators.


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