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Earthquake lightning: Mysterious luminescence phenomena
Shinshu University

Were you aware that earthquakes are sometimes associated with luminescence, called earthquake lightning? This phenomenon had been documented throughout history, such as between 1965 and 1967, the Matsushiro earthquake swarm caused the surrounding mountain to flicker with light multiple times.

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Released: 28-Sep-2020 5:10 PM EDT
COVID-19 may deplete testosterone, helping to explain male patients' poorer prognosis
Taylor & Francis

For the first time, data from a study with patients hospitalized due to COVID-19 suggest that the disease might deteriorate men's testosterone levels.

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Covid-19: Social distancing is more effective than travel bans
University of Southern Denmark

Forecasting the spreading of a pandemic is paramount in helping governments to enforce a number of social and economic measures, apt at curbing the pandemic and dealing with its aftermath.

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Newswise: Renowned physicist and former diagnostics developer at PPPL wins Asia Pacific plasma physics award
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Renowned physicist and former diagnostics developer at PPPL wins Asia Pacific plasma physics award
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Hyeon Park honored with 2020 Subramanyan Chandrasekhar Prize for Plasma Physics from the Division of Plasma Physics of the Association of Asia Pacific Physical Societies. The prize recognizes Park for his work developing an essential diagnostic tool for tokamak fusion facilities throughout the world.

Released: 28-Sep-2020 4:35 PM EDT
Despite what that Facebook post says, the truth is that Ruth Bader Ginsburg was not nominated or confirmed within 43 days of an election
Newswise

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was nominated by president Bill Clinton on June 14, 1993 and confirmed by the Senate 50 days later, on August 3, 1993. 1993 was not a Federal election year.

Released: 28-Sep-2020 4:30 PM EDT
News Release Index – ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2020
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

News Release Index – ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2020

Released: 28-Sep-2020 4:20 PM EDT
Executive Order Mandating How to Address Race and Diversity: ATS Responds
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Today, the leadership of the American Thoracic Society issued the following statement in response to the recent executive order by the Trump Administration: On Sept. 22 the President signed an executive order titled “Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping”, which seeks to censor federal agency education efforts to address racial inequality in America.

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Newswise: New Artificial Intelligence Platform Uses Deep Learning to Diagnose Dystonia with High Accuracy in Less Than One Second
Released: 28-Sep-2020 3:00 PM EDT
New Artificial Intelligence Platform Uses Deep Learning to Diagnose Dystonia with High Accuracy in Less Than One Second
Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Researchers at Mass Eye and Ear have developed a unique diagnostic tool called DystoniaNet that uses artificial intelligence to detect dystonia from MRI scans in 0.36 seconds. DystoniaNet is the first technology of its kind to provide an objective diagnosis of the disorder. In a new study of 612 brain MRI scans, the platform diagnosed dystonia with 98.8 percent accuracy.

Released: 28-Sep-2020 2:55 PM EDT
Early study results point to heating element in vaping and e-cig devices as cause for serious lung injuries
University of California, Irvine

Early results of an experimental vaping study have shown significant lung injury from E-cigarette (eC) devices with nickel-chromium alloy heating elements. The findings were consistent, with or without the use of nicotine, vitamin E oil or tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which have previously been thought to contribute to the life-threatening respiratory problem.

Newswise: Spinal Cord Stimulation Reduces Pain and Motor Symptoms in Parkinson’s Disease Patients
Released: 28-Sep-2020 2:55 PM EDT
Spinal Cord Stimulation Reduces Pain and Motor Symptoms in Parkinson’s Disease Patients
University of California San Diego Health

A team of researchers in the United States and Japan reports that spinal cord stimulation (SCS) measurably decreased pain and reduced motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, both as a singular therapy and as a “salvage therapy” after deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapies were ineffective.

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Released: 28-Sep-2020 1:55 PM EDT
U-Michigan Team Creates Device Bringing Precision Medicine to Field of Ophthalmology
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Innovative device ensures doctors obtain adequate fluid samples from the eye, helping with diagnosis and individualized treatment plans for patients.

Released: 28-Sep-2020 1:55 PM EDT
mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccines will NOT modify the human genome
Newswise

There is no evidence that mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccines will use hydrogels. There is no evidence of a hydrogel chip that will connect you to the internet or alter your DNA.

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Released: 28-Sep-2020 1:50 PM EDT
Neutrons reveal behavior of cholesterol in membranes
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Neutron scattering at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has shown that cholesterol stiffens simple lipid membranes, a finding that may help us better understand the functioning of human cells.

Newswise: Top SEL expert named NoVo Foundation Endowed Chair at UIC
Released: 28-Sep-2020 1:40 PM EDT
Top SEL expert named NoVo Foundation Endowed Chair at UIC
University of Illinois at Chicago

Kimberly Schonert-Reichl, who is currently at the University of British Columbia, will be appointed to the chair at UIC and start in January 2021.

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Released: 28-Sep-2020 1:35 PM EDT
Going for a Run? Five Tips for Safe, Effective Running This Fall
LifeBridge Health

“This season is going to be different,” says Grace “Annie” Neurohr, DPT, OCS, CMTPT, a physical therapist and running and bio-motion specialist for the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics running program at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. “You may have set big goals to run your first 5K or qualify for your first marathon. These races may not meet your expectations, or they may not be in the cards at all this season.”

Released: 28-Sep-2020 1:35 PM EDT
Freezing prostate cancer: Study shows notable outcomes with cryoablation
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

A less-invasive treatment technique called hemi-gland cryoablation (HGCryo) – destroying the areas of the prostate where cancers are located by freezing them – provides a high rate of effective prostate cancer control, according to a new study published in The Journal of Urology®, Official Journal of the American Urological Association (AUA). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 28-Sep-2020 1:30 PM EDT
American College of Surgeons Academy of Master Surgeon Educators Admits its Third Class into Membership
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Fifty esteemed surgeon educators were recently admitted into the ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators™ as Members and Associate Members during the Academy’s third induction ceremony which occurred the evening of September 25 in a virtual ceremony.

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Released: 28-Sep-2020 1:30 PM EDT
Strength training: How it helps runners, and which exercises are the best
LifeBridge Health

“If your muscles are stronger, they can create forces more effectively, taking pressure off your joints and making you more efficient,” says Grace “Annie” Neurohr, DPT, OCS, CMTPT, a physical therapist and running and bio-motion specialist for the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics running program at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore.

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Released: 28-Sep-2020 12:20 PM EDT
Missing Rehab Due to COVID-19 Increased Distress in Women with Breast Cancer
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

Beyond the tragic surges in hospitalizations and deaths, the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted healthcare for people with a wide range of medical conditions – including cancer. For women recovering after breast cancer treatment, COVID-19-related interruptions in rehabilitation care led to emotional distress and other effects on health and well-being, reports a study in the October issue of Rehabilitation Oncology, official journal of the APTA Oncology, an Academy of the American Physical Therapy Association. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 28-Sep-2020 12:10 PM EDT
ESF Receives NSF Grant to Explore Evolution in Urban Areas
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) scientists received $540,000 as part of a four-year, $1.5 million National Science Foundation grant to explore principles that shape evolutionary processes in urban areas.

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Released: 28-Sep-2020 12:05 PM EDT
UCI is No. 1 in Sierra magazine’s 2020 ‘Cool Schools’ ranking of sustainability leaders
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., Sept. 28, 2020 — The green streak continues! Sierra magazine has named the University of California, Irvine No. 1 overall in its annual “Cool Schools” ranking of sustainability leaders among U.S. and Canadian universities and colleges, marking the fourth time in the last seven years that UCI has topped the widely acclaimed list.

Newswise: Marriott Library digital exhibit finds echoes of today’s pandemic news in century-old headlines
Released: 28-Sep-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Marriott Library digital exhibit finds echoes of today’s pandemic news in century-old headlines
University of Utah

The J. Willard Marriott Library is launching a new digital exhibit to explore the 1918 flu pandemic in Utah through contemporary newspaper articles. The articles show how the issues and divisions that have appeared in the COVID-19 pandemic are, unfortunately, nothing new.

Newswise: Genetic Testing Cost Effective for Newly Diagnosed GIST
Released: 28-Sep-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Genetic Testing Cost Effective for Newly Diagnosed GIST
University of California San Diego Health

UC San Diego School of Medicine researchers reported that genetic testing is cost-effective and beneficial for newly diagnosed patients with metastatic gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST), a rare type of cancer.

Newswise: Timothy P. Kasprzak, MD, MBA, Named New Chief Medical Officer of University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center
Released: 28-Sep-2020 11:55 AM EDT
Timothy P. Kasprzak, MD, MBA, Named New Chief Medical Officer of University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

University Hospitals has named Timothy P. Kasprzak, MD, MBA, as Chief Medical Officer of UH Ahuja Medical Center. Dr. Kasprzak will begin his new appointment on Monday, November 2, 2020.

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Newswise: Understanding ghost particle interactions
Released: 28-Sep-2020 11:35 AM EDT
Understanding ghost particle interactions
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne scientists were part of a team that constructed a nuclear physics model capturing the interactions between neutrinos and atomic nuclei. This model building is part of a larger project to understand the role of neutrinos in the early universe.

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Mammogram device under development to use light, ultrasound to better screen patients for breast cancer
University at Buffalo

The University at Buffalo has received a four-year, $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop a new, portable breast-imaging system that has the potential to better identify breast cancer.


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