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Released: 1-Jun-2023 1:35 PM EDT
Fentanyl Can Be Weaponized. Preparation Could Minimize the Damage.
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers experts have identified risks and created a basic strategy for protecting public health.

Released: 12-May-2023 3:30 PM EDT
Immigration Nation: Research and Experts

Title 42, the United States pandemic rule that had been used to immediately deport hundreds of thousands of migrants who crossed the border illegally over the last three years, has expired. Those migrants will have the opportunity to apply for asylum. President Biden's new rules to replace Title 42 are facing legal challenges. Border crossings have already risen sharply, as many migrants attempt to cross before the measure expires on Thursday night. Some have said they worry about tighter controls and uncertainty ahead. Immigration is once again a major focus of the media as we examine the humanitarian, political, and public health issues migrants must go through.

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Released: 1-May-2023 3:30 PM EDT
An unlikely plan is helping the U.S. fast-track hypersonic conventional weapons
Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia National Laboratories has piloted a new way to transfer technical designs to defense contractors for the common hypersonic glide body, which detaches from a rocket and soars at speeds above Mach 5.

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Released: 21-Apr-2023 3:10 PM EDT
TRANSCRIPT AND VIDEO AVAILABLE Live Event for April 21: Sleeping pill reduces levels of Alzheimer’s proteins

Researcher will discuss the study which involved a sleeping aid known as suvorexant that is already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for insomnia, hints at the potential of sleep medications to slow or stop the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

Newswise: Notre Dame, Yale partnership yields high-stakes policy brief on sustainable peacebuilding strategies
Released: 14-Apr-2023 3:45 PM EDT
Notre Dame, Yale partnership yields high-stakes policy brief on sustainable peacebuilding strategies
University of Notre Dame

A new policy brief, released Tuesday (April 11) by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame and Yale University’s Jackson School of Global Affairs, offers insight on how sustainable peacebuilding can be practiced. Drawing on case studies from civil wars, such as those in Colombia, Central African Republic, Guatemala and Northern Ireland, the brief was written by a team of scholars, practitioners and policymakers and edited by Josefina Echavarría Alvarez of the University of Notre Dame and Catherine Panter-Brick and Bisa Williams from Yale University.

Newswise: PPPL hosts workshop on fusion energy and nonproliferation
Released: 13-Apr-2023 3:20 PM EDT
PPPL hosts workshop on fusion energy and nonproliferation
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

PPPL hosted a workshop on fusion energy and nuclear nonproliferation at Princeton University on Jan. 25 and 26. Participants included representatives from government, national laboratories, Princeton University, other academic institutions, and private fusion developers.

Released: 23-Feb-2023 1:35 PM EST
Is South Africa Taking a Financial Risk by Conducting Naval Exercises with Russia?
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

UMD Smith's Lemma Senbet, an advisor to the G20 Compact with Africa, describes the impetus and economic implications of South Africa joining a 10-day naval exercise with Russia and China.

Released: 1-Feb-2023 1:40 PM EST
War tourists fighting on a virtual front, since Ukraine-Russia war
University of Portsmouth

Since the start of the war in Ukraine, a new group of ‘war tourists’ has emerged - those who are fighting on a virtual front.

Released: 30-Jan-2023 7:45 PM EST
Terror under lockdown: Pandemic restrictions reduce ISIS violence
Yale University

Lockdown measures aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19 had the unintended benefit of curtailing violence by the insurgent group ISIS, according to a new study led by Yale political scientist Dawn Brancati.

Newswise: Nuclear forensics training — it’s a dirty job
Released: 5-Dec-2022 2:20 PM EST
Nuclear forensics training — it’s a dirty job
Idaho National Laboratory (INL)

Although the likelihood of a terrorist nuclear attack is extremely low, a lot of work is required to prepare for such an unthinkable event. That’s why a response team assembled by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) recently trained in eastern Idaho’s desert on ways to collect and analyze simulated debris from a nuclear detonation. Nuclear forensics—the science of determining the origin of nuclear material—is an essential element of the United States’ strategy to prevent nuclear terrorism.

Released: 17-Nov-2022 3:10 PM EST
UCI researchers demonstrate how to trigger a pathogen release with music
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., Nov. 17, 2022 – Researchers at the University of California, Irvine have discovered that the safe operation of a negative pressure room – a space in a hospital or biological research laboratory designed to protect outside areas from exposure to deadly pathogens – can be disrupted by an attacker armed with little more than a smartphone.

Released: 14-Nov-2022 10:05 AM EST
Preventing the next pandemic: Leaders of Pacific Rim Universities meet in Bangkok, Thailand

Hosted by Chulalongkorn University the APRU APEC University Leaders' Forum 2022 is the first post-pandemic in-person APEC meeting held to foster high-level dialogue between CEOs, policy leaders, university presidents, and top researchers. This event begins Nov 15 at 9 PM EST.

Released: 8-Sep-2022 11:15 AM EDT
Mount Sinai Researchers Awarded $2.4 Million Grant From CDC to Support Aging 9/11 Rescue and Recovery Workers
Mount Sinai Health System

As the first responders to the attacks of September 11, 2001, grow older, Mount Sinai’s nationally lauded experts in aging have received a $2.4 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to study how best to care for them into old age.

Released: 12-Aug-2022 5:05 PM EDT
Humour used in English-language terrorist propaganda magazines to reinforce identity, study shows
University of Exeter

Humour is used in English-language jihadi terrorist magazines to reinforce identity and help groups bond, research suggests.

Released: 2-Aug-2022 2:05 PM EDT
Wildfires are intensifying around the world. Here are the latest headlines in wildfires research for media

California’s McKinney Fire grew to become the state’s largest fire so far this year. The risk of wildfire is rising globally due to climate change. Below are some of the latest articles that have been added to the Wildfires channel on Newswise.

Released: 12-Jul-2022 2:35 AM EDT
How race, gun ownership, and Black Lives Matter shape Americans’ views of the January 6 Capitol attack
Harvard University

A new survey shows Americans’ view of the January 6 Capitol attack can be predicted by their opinions on social movements, such as Black Lives Matter, but not as much by someone’s race or whether they own a gun except when the two are looked at together.

Released: 29-Jun-2022 3:20 PM EDT
Scholars: Insurrection Hearings Supply Epic Storytelling, No Clear Ending
University of Miami

The Jan. 6 hearings investigating the facts and causes of the domestic terrorism attack on the U.S. Capitol are a colossal storytelling feat with a myriad of possible outcomes, according to communications and constitutional law specialists at the University of Miami.

Newswise: Choking Local Funding Prevents Terrorism
Released: 27-May-2022 11:00 AM EDT
Choking Local Funding Prevents Terrorism
Bocconi University

Terrorist attacks are highly responsive to local funding availability, and financial counter-terrorism can, thus, be effective in reducing terrorism casualties, according to new research by Nicola Limodio (Department of Finance, Bocconi University) forthcoming in Econometrica.

Released: 17-May-2022 11:05 AM EDT
The war in Ukraine impacts patients with mental disorders
Aarhus University

Danish patients with mental disorders seem to have experienced a worsening of symptoms in connection with the invasion of Ukraine. This is shown by a new study from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital – Psychiatry.

Released: 2-May-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Untrained Disaster Responders Are More Prone to Suicide Years After World Trade Center Attack
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Construction workers, clean-up staff and other untrained nontraditional emergency employees who assisted in recovery efforts at the World Trade Center in New York following the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, are more than five times as likely than traditional first responders to have considered suicide, according to a Rutgers study. Published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, the study is believed to be the first to examine the prevalence and connection of thoughts of suicide in two occupational groups that participated in rescue, recovery and clean-up efforts following the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center.

Newswise: Terrorism – A Threat for Urban Dwellers Be in the Know, Be on the Lookout for a Safe Society
Released: 28-Apr-2022 8:55 AM EDT
Terrorism – A Threat for Urban Dwellers Be in the Know, Be on the Lookout for a Safe Society
Chulalongkorn University

Chula Political Science Lecturer alerts our society on the dangers of “urban terrorism” and the need to build a knowledge base for crisis management should an incident occur while also proposing that the government should invest in national security.

Newswise: New book addresses dangers of technological warfare, provides recommendations for avoiding rush into conflict
Released: 10-Mar-2022 11:55 AM EST
New book addresses dangers of technological warfare, provides recommendations for avoiding rush into conflict
University of Notre Dame

Retired Maj. Gen. Robert Latiff, an adjunct professor at the University of Notre Dame, offers context and advice on modern warfare and how to “step back from the brink” of war in his book “Future Peace: Technology, Aggression, and the Rush to War.”

Released: 7-Mar-2022 11:45 AM EST
Collected Psychological Science Research on War, Conflict, and Authoritarianism
Association for Psychological Science

Research on war, conflict, and authoritarianism published in the APS journals Perspectives on Psychological Science, Current Directions in Psychological Science, and Psychological Science between 2008 and 2020.

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Released: 23-Dec-2021 11:35 AM EST
WashU Experts: One-year anniversary of siege on U.S. Capitol
Washington University in St. Louis

Jan. 6, 2022 marks the one-year anniversary of the attack on the U.S. Capitol building by supporters of former President Donald Trump.Here, university experts in political science and law offer their thoughts on what the attack means.The dangerous consequences of the political anger – elicited by the deliberate actions of then-President Donald Trump and his supporters – were undeniable on Jan.

Released: 15-Nov-2021 1:40 PM EST
Research reveals potential new way to fight radicalization in ‘true believers’

‘True believers’ who exhibit extreme behavior are driven by the degree to which their identity is fused with a cause or belief, finds a new study.

Released: 14-Oct-2021 8:40 AM EDT
Decon Conference 2021
Environmental Protection Agency - Center for Environmental Solutions and Emergency Response (CESER)

The 2021 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency International Decontamination Research and Development Conference will be held virtually November 1-5, 2021.

Released: 1-Oct-2021 2:45 PM EDT
New Research: Face-to-Face Propaganda Is Most Effective to Influence Public Sympathy to ISIS
American University

A new study shows that face-to-face connections are far more likely to gain new followers for the ISIS Islamic terrorist organization than messaging in traditional or online media.