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Newswise: Los Alamos National Laboratory named a top employer by Latina Style
Released: 22-Oct-2020 7:55 PM EDT
Los Alamos National Laboratory named a top employer by Latina Style
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos National Laboratory was selected as one of the 2020 Top 50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work in the U.S. by LATINA Style Inc. The Lab ranked 33 out of 50, based on 2019 data.

Newswise: Landmark Study Suggests Malaria-Preventive Drugs Dramatically Reduce Infections and Improve Health of School Children
21-Oct-2020 4:00 PM EDT
Landmark Study Suggests Malaria-Preventive Drugs Dramatically Reduce Infections and Improve Health of School Children
University of Maryland Medical Center

Use of preventive antimalarial treatments reduces by half the number of malaria infections among schoolchildren, according to a new analysis published today in The Lancet Global Health.

Newswise: DIII-D Scientists to Work with PPPL to Find a Path to Sustained Fusion Energy
Released: 22-Oct-2020 6:15 PM EDT
DIII-D Scientists to Work with PPPL to Find a Path to Sustained Fusion Energy
General Atomics

Researchers from the DIII-D National Fusion Facility are preparing to support their colleagues at the National Spherical Tokamak Experiment-Upgrade (NSTX-U) at the U.S Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) in a quest to develop sustained fusion energy. Under recently announced DOE funding programs, two teams at DIII-D will perform research on physics and instrumentation for NSTX-U as the facility’s staff work to restart operations late next year.

Released: 22-Oct-2020 6:10 PM EDT
Leaders in Education, Business and Government Join Forces to Solve Critical Issues Facing Young People at CFES Global Conference
CFES Brilliant Pathways

COVID-19 and social unrest across the globe have changed our world forever. The CFES Brilliant Pathways Global Conferenceon October 27-29, will explore implication of this disruption and how we can ensure that our children succeed in education and the workplace in our new world.

Newswise: UC San Diego Commits $2.5M to the Black Studies Project
Released: 22-Oct-2020 6:05 PM EDT
UC San Diego Commits $2.5M to the Black Studies Project
University of California San Diego

This is a crucial time for each and every university to consider the role that Black studies plays in its intellectual and institutional formation, according to the conveners of the Black Studies Project (BSP) at UC San Diego. The current political moment has not only heightened the urgency of grappling with questions of Blackness and anti-Blackness, but has underscored the critical role that Black studies scholars and scholarship must play in this ongoing dialogue. Black studies has never been more relevant.

Newswise: How a Twitter hashtag provides insights for doctors and support for people with breast cancer
Released: 22-Oct-2020 6:05 PM EDT
How a Twitter hashtag provides insights for doctors and support for people with breast cancer
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

A UCLA-led review of nine years of social media posts with the hashtag #BCSM suggests that Twitter can be a useful resource not only for patients, but also for physicians and researchers.

Newswise: Colorado School of Mines researchers use neutrons to study weld-induced stress relief in renewable energy infrastructure
Released: 22-Oct-2020 6:00 PM EDT
Colorado School of Mines researchers use neutrons to study weld-induced stress relief in renewable energy infrastructure
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Researchers from the Colorado School of Mines used neutrons at Oak Ridge National Laboratory's High Flux Isotope Reactor to measure residual stress of welds used to make large steel tanks that store molten salts for industrial concentrating solar plants.

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Released: 22-Oct-2020 5:05 PM EDT
National Academy of Medicine elects UCI biomedical engineer Kyriacos A. Athanasiou
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., Oct. 22, 2020 — University of California, Irvine biomedical engineer Kyriacos A. Athanasiou has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, one of the highest distinctions awarded to professionals in the medical sciences, healthcare and public health. He is one of 90 new U.S.-based members announced this week, along with 10 new international members.

16-Oct-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Questionnaire-Based Tool Measures Fatigue in Patients Receiving Dialysis
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• A new patient-reported outcome measure assesses fatigue in patients receiving dialysis. The tool gauges tiredness, energy, and the impact of fatigue on life participation.

Newswise: Flexing our research muscle: Scientists use APS to better understand muscle form, function
Released: 22-Oct-2020 4:55 PM EDT
Flexing our research muscle: Scientists use APS to better understand muscle form, function
Argonne National Laboratory

Powerful APS X-rays are used to uncover the structure and behavior of proteins controlling tarantula muscles. These insights may help scientists better understand our own muscles.

Released: 22-Oct-2020 4:25 PM EDT
American Neurological Association’s First-Ever All-Virtual, Interactive Meeting Attracts Record Attendance from 47 Countries With Special Focus on Early Career Researchers
American Neurological Association (ANA)

The 145th Annual Meeting of the American Neurological Association, its first-ever virtual, interactive event, was attended by 1,421 members and guests from 46 countries and the U.S.A., a greater number than attended any Meeting in recent years. The five-day program which ran from October 4, 2020 through October 9, 2020, featured 67 sessions, with a strong focus on the ground-breaking science being conducted by the Association’s early-career members.

Newswise: DrugCell: New Experimental AI Platform Matches Tumor to Best Drug Combo
Released: 22-Oct-2020 4:20 PM EDT
DrugCell: New Experimental AI Platform Matches Tumor to Best Drug Combo
University of California San Diego Health

UC San Diego researchers use experimental artificial intelligence system called DrugCell to predict the best approach to treating cancer.

Released: 22-Oct-2020 4:00 PM EDT
NIH Awards Over $100 Million to Examine Biomarkers of Alzheimer’s Disease in Adults with Down Syndrome
University of California, Irvine

The Alzheimer’s Biomarkers Consortium – Down Syndrome (ABC-DS), a multi-institution research team, co-led by members from the University of California, Irvine, has been awarded an unprecedented five-year, $109 million grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to expand research on the biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease in adults with Down syndrome.

Newswise: Hurricanes likely to disrupt at-home obstructive sleep apnea treatment
Released: 22-Oct-2020 3:45 PM EDT
Hurricanes likely to disrupt at-home obstructive sleep apnea treatment
University of Miami Health System, Miller School of Medicine

Hurricanes impact obstructive sleep apnea patients’ ability to use positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy not only during, but also before and after the storm, according to a scientific investigation by University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researchers published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.

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Released: 22-Oct-2020 3:30 PM EDT
Exercising one arm has twice the benefits
Edith Cowan University

New research from Edith Cowan University (ECU) has revealed that training one arm can improve strength and decrease muscle loss in the other arm - without even moving it.

Released: 22-Oct-2020 3:20 PM EDT
Collaboration sparks new model for ceramic conductivity
Cornell University

As insulators, metal oxides – also known as ceramics – may not seem like obvious candidates for electrical conductivity. While electrons zip back and forth in regular metals, their movement in ceramic materials is sluggish and difficult to detect.

Newswise: Mizuho OSI Named Recipient of Advanced Manufacturing Award
Released: 22-Oct-2020 2:50 PM EDT
Mizuho OSI Named Recipient of Advanced Manufacturing Award
Mizuho OSI

Union City, Calif. – October 19, 2020 – Mizuho OSI, the pioneer of orthopedic surgical tables and pressure management solutions, was named the recipient of the Advanced Manufacturing award during the 8th Annual East Bay Innovation Awards virtual presentation on October 15.

Released: 22-Oct-2020 2:45 PM EDT
Shared religious experiences bring couples together
University of Georgia

Couples that pray together stay together. It’s a common religious saying, but a new study from the University of Georgia is giving the proverb some scientific credence.

Newswise: New Landmark Study at UM School of Medicine Finds Aspirin Use Reduces Risk of Death in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients
Released: 22-Oct-2020 2:40 PM EDT
New Landmark Study at UM School of Medicine Finds Aspirin Use Reduces Risk of Death in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients
University of Maryland Medical Center

Hospitalized COVID-19 patients who were taking a daily low-dose aspirin to protect against cardiovascular disease had a significantly lower risk of complications and death compared to those who were not taking aspirin, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM).

Newswise: California Cities Top List of New Report Ranking U.S. Climate Action Plans
Released: 22-Oct-2020 2:35 PM EDT
California Cities Top List of New Report Ranking U.S. Climate Action Plans
University of California San Diego

A new report evaluating the efficacy of climate action plans and commitments of the 100 largest U.S. cities finds the leadership of these municipalities stands as an important counter to the federal government’s rollback of climate policies and departure from the Paris Agreement. Yet, despite genuine achievements by some, roughly two-thirds of cities are currently lagging in their targeted emissions levels, and, on average, all cities in the report need to cut their annual emissions by 64% by 2050 in order to reach their respective goals.

Newswise: Two approaches used to protect the brain during aortic aneurysm repair are equally effective and safe
Released: 22-Oct-2020 2:35 PM EDT
Two approaches used to protect the brain during aortic aneurysm repair are equally effective and safe
University of Miami Health System, Miller School of Medicine

Two commonly used approaches to protect the brain during surgery to repair an ascending aortic aneurysm are equally effective, according to a review by University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researchers published October 6 in the Journal of Cardiac Surgery. Dr. Joseph Lamelas, pioneer of the minimally invasive approach to cardiac surgery, authors study.

Released: 22-Oct-2020 2:30 PM EDT
Tackling Alarming Decline in Nature Requires ‘Safety Net’ of Multiple, Ambitious Goals, Researchers Say
George Washington University

A “safety net” made up of multiple ambitious and interlinked goals is needed to tackle nature’s alarming decline, according to an international team of researchers analyzing the new goals for biodiversity being drafted by the UN’s Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

Released: 22-Oct-2020 2:25 PM EDT
Tocilizumab doesn't ease symptoms or prevent death in moderately ill COVID-19 inpatients
Massachusetts General Hospital

The drug tocilizumab (Actemra) does not reduce the need for breathing assistance with mechanical ventilation or prevent death in moderately ill hospitalized patients with COVID-19, according to a new study led by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).

Newswise: Matthew D. McHugh Elected for Membership to the National Academy of Medicine
Released: 22-Oct-2020 2:10 PM EDT
Matthew D. McHugh Elected for Membership to the National Academy of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Matthew D. McHugh, PhD, JD, MPH, RN, FAAN, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). Dr. McHugh is the Independence Chair for Nursing Education and Professor of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Associate Director of the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, and Senior Fellow of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics.

Released: 22-Oct-2020 2:10 PM EDT
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that nursing homes "never needed" to accept patients who tested positive for COVID-19, but they did accept them
Newswise

According to a report from the New York State Department of Health, "6,326 COVID-positive residents were admitted to [nursing home] facilities" following Cuomo's mandate that nursing homes accept the readmission of COVID-positive patients from hospitals. Therefore we rate his claim as false.

Released: 22-Oct-2020 2:10 PM EDT
U of M trial shows hydroxychloroquine does not prevent COVID-19 in health care workers
University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota Medical School physician researchers studied hydroxychloroquine as a treatment to prevent COVID-19 for those with high-risk for exposure to the virus - health care workers.

Newswise: Type 1 diabetes: Tannic acid encapsulation protects transplanted islets from rejection
Released: 22-Oct-2020 2:05 PM EDT
Type 1 diabetes: Tannic acid encapsulation protects transplanted islets from rejection
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Transplanting cadaver pancreatic islets is a promising therapy for Type 1 diabetes, but a reactivated autoimmunity means low graft viability after five years. Research now shows that a protective coating of two biopolymers can delay allograft and autoimmune-mediated rejection in mouse models of T1D.

Newswise: Do the twist: Making two-dimensional quantum materials using curved surfaces
21-Oct-2020 11:50 AM EDT
Do the twist: Making two-dimensional quantum materials using curved surfaces
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Scientists at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have discovered a way to control the growth of twisting, microscopic spirals of materials just one atom thick. The continuously twisting stacks of two-dimensional materials built by a team led by UW–Madison chemistry Professor Song Jin create new properties that scientists can exploit to study quantum physics on the nanoscale.

21-Oct-2020 8:15 AM EDT
Informing the next generation of biodiversity goals
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

According to an international team of researchers, a ‘safety net’ made up of multiple, interlinked and ambitious goals is needed to tackle nature’s alarming decline.

Newswise: Amy Gutmann and Michael Doyle Create Gutmann Leadership Scholars Program at Penn Nursing with $2M Gift
Released: 22-Oct-2020 1:50 PM EDT
Amy Gutmann and Michael Doyle Create Gutmann Leadership Scholars Program at Penn Nursing with $2M Gift
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann and her husband, Michael Doyle, have a made a $2 million gift to the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing’s Innovating for Life and Living Campaign, as part of the University’s Power of Penn Campaign. The gift, which brings the couple’s total giving to Penn to $4.5 million, will create the Gutmann Leadership Scholars Program at Penn Nursing.

Newswise: UNLV Physician: Why COVID-19 Makes Flu Shots More Important Than Ever
Released: 22-Oct-2020 1:50 PM EDT
UNLV Physician: Why COVID-19 Makes Flu Shots More Important Than Ever
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

As the race for a COVID-19 vaccine intensifies, health care officials are reminding the public not to forget another important vaccine this fall: the flu shot. Flu season in the U.S. technically began in September, with illnesses expected to peak in December and February, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Less than half of Americans received a flu vaccine during the 2019-2020 flu season, and a staggering 405,000 hospitalizations and 22,000 deaths were attributed to influenza.

Newswise:Video Embedded robotic-trunk-support-trainer-improves-upper-body-control-of-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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Released: 22-Oct-2020 1:45 PM EDT
Robotic Trunk Support Trainer Improves Upper Body Control of Children with Cerebral Palsy
Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Columbia Engineering researchers report their innovative robotic Trunk Support Trainer, when combined with active practice of postural movements, improves trunk and reaching control in CP children with impaired sitting control. TruST helps physical therapists to not only support the children in the region of the trunk where they suffer from weakness and incoordination but also challenge them to perform rehabilitation tasks outside their base of support to improve their movement and coordination.

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Released: 22-Oct-2020 1:45 PM EDT
Immune response the probable underlying cause of neural damage in COVID-19
University of Gothenburg

It is probably the immune response to, rather than the virus in itself, that causes sudden confusion and other symptoms from the nervous system in some patients with COVID-19. This is shown by a study of cases involving six Swedish patients, now published in the journal Neurology.

Released: 22-Oct-2020 1:35 PM EDT
COVID-19 study: Meaning in life and self-control protect against stress
University of Innsbruck

Numerous studies over the last few weeks have pointed out that the effects of the Corona pandemic on people's mental health can be enormous and affect large parts of the population.

Newswise: Hackensack Meridian CDI, University of Michigan Demonstrate Better, Faster COVID-19 Antibody Testing
Released: 22-Oct-2020 1:30 PM EDT
Hackensack Meridian CDI, University of Michigan Demonstrate Better, Faster COVID-19 Antibody Testing
Hackensack Meridian Health

A new portable “lab on a chip,” developed by the U-M scientists and demonstrated with help of the CDI, can identify the presence of COVID-19 antibodies in blood donors with greater speed and efficiency

Released: 22-Oct-2020 1:15 PM EDT
Cord blood DNA can hold clues for early ASD diagnosis and intervention
UC Davis Health

Specific regions in cord blood DNA can help identify kids who might develop autism, a study led by UC Davis MIND Institute researchers. The findings may hold clues for early diagnosis and intervention.

Released: 22-Oct-2020 1:10 PM EDT
Relieving the cost of COVID-19 by Parrondo's paradox
Singapore University of Technology and Design

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has spread rapidly across the globe at an alarming pace, causing considerable anxiety and fear among the general public.

Newswise: COVID-19 infection may be part of a ‘perfect storm’ for Parkinson’s disease
Released: 22-Oct-2020 1:00 PM EDT
COVID-19 infection may be part of a ‘perfect storm’ for Parkinson’s disease
Van Andel Institute

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Oct. 22, 2020) — Can COVID-19 infection increase the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease?

Released: 22-Oct-2020 1:00 PM EDT
Do Asymptomatic Kids with COVID-19 Carry Less Virus?
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

New questions are at the forefront as a study published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology from nine children’s hospitals finds that most asymptomatic children who tested positive for COVID-19 had relatively low levels of the virus compared to symptomatic children. The authors caution that the reason for this finding is unclear and more questions need to be answered. Were the asymptomatic children generally tested later in their disease, and were their viral loads potentially higher closer to the beginning of their infections? If tested early in disease, would asymptomatic children have viral loads as high as symptomatic children? Or do asymptomatic children typically not carry as much virus as children with symptoms? If so, how would lower viral loads impact the risk of transmission? These questions are essential to further clarify the public health impact of pediatric COVID-19.

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Released: 22-Oct-2020 12:55 PM EDT
Artificial intelligence reveals hundreds of millions of trees in the Sahara
University of Copenhagen

If you think that the Sahara is covered only by golden dunes and scorched rocks, you aren't alone.

Newswise: Is Spirituality a Component of Wisdom?
Released: 22-Oct-2020 12:45 PM EDT
Is Spirituality a Component of Wisdom?
University of California San Diego Health

In a recent study, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found a seventh component of wisdom: spirituality.


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