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Newswise: COVID’s Collateral Damage: Germicidal Lamps May Damage Corneas
Released: 24-Nov-2020 5:15 PM EST
COVID’s Collateral Damage: Germicidal Lamps May Damage Corneas
University of Miami Health System, Miller School of Medicine

In a paper published in the journalOcular Immunology and Inflammation, physicians from the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine reported that several patients using germicidal lamps in an attempt to sanitize against the coronavirus, developed painful inflammation of the cornea, a condition called photokeratitis.

19-Nov-2020 9:00 AM EST
Do Accountable Care Organizations Reduce Kidney Failure–Related Healthcare Costs?
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• A recent analysis indicates that Accountable Care Organizations may reduce the cost of medical care for patients undergoing dialysis. • The cost savings were seen only for patients who regularly received care from primary care physicians.

Released: 24-Nov-2020 4:45 PM EST
Poultry biotech startup wins $1M Grow-NY top prize
Cornell University

Soos Technology, a poultry biotechnology startup based in Israel, won the $1 million grand prize in the Grow-NY competition, a global challenge focused on strengthening food and agriculture innovation in upstate New York.

Newswise: New Global Standards Will Make Traveling with Liquids Safer and Easier
Released: 24-Nov-2020 4:45 PM EST
New Global Standards Will Make Traveling with Liquids Safer and Easier
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

An important part of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) mission is to develop, implement, improve-upon, and ensure the effectiveness of cutting-edge screening equipment and protocols that help protect the traveling public.

Released: 24-Nov-2020 4:35 PM EST
Misinformation or artifact: a new way to think about machine learning
University of Houston

Deep neural networks, multilayered systems built to process images and other data through the use of mathematical modeling, are a cornerstone of artificial intelligence.

Released: 24-Nov-2020 4:35 PM EST
Cleveland Clinic Research Shows Bariatric Surgery May Reduce Severity of COVID-19 in Patients with Obesity
Cleveland Clinic

CLEVELAND: A Cleveland Clinic study shows that among patients who have obesity and who tested positive for COVID-19, a past history of bariatric surgery was significantly associated with a lower risk of hospital and intensive care unit admission. The results were published in the journal of Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases.

Released: 24-Nov-2020 4:35 PM EST
MTSU researcher-led study: Instructors need to address compatibility of religion, science while teaching evolution
Middle Tennessee State University

Study suggests that a difference in culture and beliefs between science instructors and students may inadvertently lead to low acceptance of evolution among minority students — particularly Black students — in biology.

Newswise: Microbes help unlock phosphorus for plant growth
Released: 24-Nov-2020 4:30 PM EST
Microbes help unlock phosphorus for plant growth
University of Washington

A research team led by the University of Washington and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has shown that microbes taken from trees growing beside pristine mountain-fed streams in Western Washington could make phosphorus trapped in soils more accessible to agricultural crops.

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How dolphins avoid "the bends"
Frontiers

Dolphins actively slow down their hearts before diving, and can even adjust their heart rate depending on how long they plan to dive for, a new study suggests.

Released: 24-Nov-2020 4:05 PM EST
Can drinking cocoa make you smarter?
University of Birmingham

Increased consumption of flavanols - a group of molecules which occur naturally in fruit and vegetables - can increase your mental agility, according to new research at the University of Birmingham.

Newswise: PPPL awarded total of $4 million to simplify design and construction of stellarator fusion energy facilities
Released: 24-Nov-2020 4:00 PM EST
PPPL awarded total of $4 million to simplify design and construction of stellarator fusion energy facilities
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Design and construction of start of unique permanent magnet stellarator funded to begin.

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Released: 24-Nov-2020 3:40 PM EST
New therapy for flu may help in fight against COVID-19
Purdue University

A new therapy for influenza virus infections that may also prove effective against many other pathogenic virus infections, including HIV and COVID-19, has been developed by Purdue University scientists.

Released: 24-Nov-2020 3:35 PM EST
Closing the Racial Disparity Gap in Survival After In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

In-hospital cardiac arrests (IHCA) represent catastrophic and often terminal events. Despite investments to improve the quality of resuscitation efforts, fewer than 25% of all patients that experience cardiac arrests in hospitals survive to discharge, and survival varies significantly across hospitals and by race. Until now, few have been able to specify reasons for the between-hospital differences.

Released: 24-Nov-2020 3:30 PM EST
‘Crisis decision making at the speed of COVID-19’ – Bay Area public health officials share their experience with shelter-in-place order
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

In mid-March, public health officials across the San Francisco area issued the first U.S. regional shelter-in-place order in response to the emerging COVID-19 pandemic. A “field report” on the crisis decision-making approach followed in that effective early response is featured in a special COVID-19 supplement to the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 24-Nov-2020 3:25 PM EST
51% of Americans agree paying college athletes should be allowed
Ohio State University

More Americans than not believe that college athletes should be allowed to be paid more than what it costs them to go to school, a new national study of nearly 4,000 people suggests.

Newswise: Research Helps Identify High-Risk Populations to aid
Health Officials Combating the Pandemic
Released: 24-Nov-2020 3:25 PM EST
Research Helps Identify High-Risk Populations to aid Health Officials Combating the Pandemic
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

A team of UCLA Fielding School of Public Health researchers has developed a method to better guide public policy related to the control and prevention of COVID-19, based on identifying those most at risk in the pandemic

Newswise: SLU Engineer Tackles the Digital Graphics Accessibility Gap in STEM
Released: 24-Nov-2020 3:25 PM EST
SLU Engineer Tackles the Digital Graphics Accessibility Gap in STEM
Saint Louis University

Abstract STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) concepts are often conveyed visually. Intricate graphics of mathematical data trends and interactive simulations of molecules and electricity help students visualize and understand these concepts in a more concrete way.

Released: 24-Nov-2020 3:15 PM EST
Workplace Expert: COVID-Safe Company Holiday Party Ideas and Why Celebrating is Significant
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Maryland Smith workplace expert Vijaya Venkataramani says Zoom fatigue notwithstanding, a COVID-safe staff or company holiday celebration is ideal for leaders and managers to give thanks to team members for their resilience in 2020.

Newswise: Schooling Disrupted by the Pandemic in the United States Likely to Have Life-Long Impact, Study Says
Released: 24-Nov-2020 3:10 PM EST
Schooling Disrupted by the Pandemic in the United States Likely to Have Life-Long Impact, Study Says
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

A team that includes UCLA Fielding School of Public Health researchers has found American children whose educations have been disrupted by the pandemic, even as little as 2-4 months, may face shortened life spans.

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Released: 24-Nov-2020 2:55 PM EST
HD B-roll of Cedars-Sinai Vaccine Storage Freezers Now Available for Download
Cedars-Sinai

B-roll available: Video shot today showing the freezers where Cedars-Sinai will store COVID-19 vaccines. Please note: There are NO vaccines in the video. The vaccines will not arrive until next month.

Newswise: Four Rutgers Professors Named AAAS Fellows
Released: 24-Nov-2020 2:55 PM EST
Four Rutgers Professors Named AAAS Fellows
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Four Rutgers professors have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), an honor given to AAAS members by their peers. They join 485 other new AAAS fellows as a result of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. A virtual induction ceremony is scheduled for Feb. 13, 2021.

Newswise: UCLA Fielding School of Public Health Professor Named 2020 AAAS Fellow
Released: 24-Nov-2020 2:50 PM EST
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health Professor Named 2020 AAAS Fellow
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

Sudipto Banerjee, professor and chair of the Department of Biostatistics at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Released: 24-Nov-2020 2:45 PM EST
Worm-like, soil-swimming robots to explore crop underworld
Cornell University

A Cornell University project will develop worm-like, soil-swimming robots to sense and record soil properties, water, the soil microbiome and how roots grow.

Released: 24-Nov-2020 2:35 PM EST
Three health care organizations call for centralized coordinated governmental action during ongoing COVID-19 pandemic
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Centralized coordinated governmental action is critical during the resurgence of COVID-19, according to three national health care organizations.

Newswise: Prof. Janet Yellen, trailblazing former Fed chair, is Biden’s expected Treasury pick
Released: 24-Nov-2020 2:35 PM EST
Prof. Janet Yellen, trailblazing former Fed chair, is Biden’s expected Treasury pick
University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business

Berkeley Haas Professor Emeritus Janet Yellen, the first woman to have led the Federal Reserve, is expected to take on another trailblazing role as President-elect Joseph Biden’s pick for Treasury secretary.

Newswise: AAAS and Los Alamos announce 2020 Fellows
Released: 24-Nov-2020 2:35 PM EST
AAAS and Los Alamos announce 2020 Fellows
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Five Los Alamos scientists have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Newswise: Novel chemical process a first step to making nuclear fuel with fire
Released: 24-Nov-2020 2:30 PM EST
Novel chemical process a first step to making nuclear fuel with fire
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Developing safe and sustainable fuels for nuclear energy is an integral part of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s energy security mission.

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Released: 24-Nov-2020 2:15 PM EST
As COVID-19 cases surge again, four major health care organizations release updated guidance on maintaining essential surgery
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Four major health care organizations have released an updated collaborative document on maintaining essential surgery during the ongoing pandemic.

Released: 24-Nov-2020 2:05 PM EST
Memories of Past Events Retain Remarkable Fidelity Even as We Age
Association for Psychological Science

Even though people tend to remember fewer details about past events as time goes by, the details they do remember are retained with remarkable fidelity, according to a new study. This finding holds true regardless of the age of the person or the amount of time that elapsed since the event took place.

Newswise: Circle of Compassion Celebration Raises Necessary Funding for Hackensack Meridian Health Team Members
Released: 24-Nov-2020 2:05 PM EST
Circle of Compassion Celebration Raises Necessary Funding for Hackensack Meridian Health Team Members
Hackensack Meridian Health

In lieu of its annual gala, Hackensack Meridian - Meridian Health Foundation hosted a virtual event, raising more than $600,000 for the Hackensack Meridian Health Circle of Compassion program, which provides compassionate, timely and equitable financial assistance to team members affected by a disaster or personal monetary hardship. Called the Circle of Compassion Virtual Celebration – Essential Workers, Essential Needs, the virtual event took place on Nov. 19 and featured updates from Hackensack Meridian Health leadership, moments of gratitude for frontline caregivers and special appearances by Jon Stewart and other New Jersey celebrities.

Released: 24-Nov-2020 2:00 PM EST
Understanding Quality of Life for Caregivers of Persons with Traumatic Brain Injury
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

New research uses a unique survey tool to understand how caring for a person with TBI impacts the caregiver’s mental health and well-being.

Newswise: Study: Clean Air Act Saved 1.5 Billion Birds
Released: 24-Nov-2020 1:55 PM EST
Study: Clean Air Act Saved 1.5 Billion Birds
Cornell University

U.S. pollution regulations meant to protect humans from dirty air are also saving birds. So concludes a new continentwide study published today in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Study authors found that improved air quality under a federal program to reduce ozone pollution may have averted the loss of 1.5 billion birds during the past 40 years.

Released: 24-Nov-2020 1:05 PM EST
From the woodworking shop to the operating room: New technique uses mortise and tenon joints to repair unstable shoulders
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

Orthopaedic surgery techniques for treatment of recurrent shoulder instability are effective, but prone to problems with nonunion of bone grafts held in place by screws alone. A new technique – borrowing a design used for centuries in Chinese architecture and woodworking – provides an effective approach to shoulder stabilization, suggests a study in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio in partnership with Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 24-Nov-2020 12:55 PM EST
1 in 3 who are aware of deepfakes say they have inadvertently shared them on social media
Nanyang Technological University

A Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) study has found that some Singaporeans have reported that, despite being aware of the existence of 'deepfakes' in general, they believe they have circulated deepfake content on social media which they later found out was a hoax.

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$2.5 million DOE grant to help MSU researchers measure benefits of growing trees for biofuel
Mississippi State University

A $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy will benefit Mississippi State researchers in the university’s Forest and Wildlife Research Center studying the economic and ecological benefits of growing trees for biofuel production.

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Released: 24-Nov-2020 12:15 PM EST
Stronger memories can help us make sense of future changes
Washington University in St. Louis

Research from the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences in Arts & Sciences finds a new relationship between memory and the ability to incorporate changes into one's understanding of the world.

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Released: 24-Nov-2020 12:05 PM EST
Areas where the next pandemic could emerge are revealed
University of Sydney

Almost half the world's most connected cities straddle animal-human spillover hotspots

Newswise: Five UC San Diego Experts Elected AAAS Fellows in 2020
Released: 24-Nov-2020 12:00 PM EST
Five UC San Diego Experts Elected AAAS Fellows in 2020
University of California San Diego Health

American Association for the Advancement of Science honors the contributions of UC San Diego leaders in astrophysics, research advocacy, organic chemistry, psychiatry and geophysics.


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