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Released: 11-May-2021 10:15 AM EDT
Addressing Systemic Racism in Academia: Live Expert Panel for May 19, 5:30pm ET
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Experts from the American Thoracic Society will discuss issues with systemic racism in academia as a follow-up to their session on this topic at the virtual 2021 ATS Annual Conference.

Released: 11-May-2021 10:15 AM EDT
How to Win Over Vaccine Skeptics: Live Expert Panel for May 20, 3pm ET
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How to Win Over Vaccine Skeptics: Live Expert Panel for May 20, 3pm ET

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Released: 11-May-2021 10:10 AM EDT
Simulating sneezes and coughs to show how COVID-19 spreads
Sandia National Laboratories

Two groups of researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have published papers on the droplets of liquid sprayed by coughs or sneezes and how far they can travel under different conditions. Both teams used Sandia’s decades of experience with advanced computer simulations studying how liquids and gases move for its nuclear stockpile stewardship mission.

Released: 11-May-2021 10:00 AM EDT
Report: “Safe System” Approach Could Dramatically Reduce Road Deaths While Improving Equity
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

A new approach to road safety that relies on design and engineering principles—the “Safe System” approach—could lead to dramatic reductions in vehicle-related deaths and injuries if implemented in the U.S.

Newswise: National Radio Astronomy Observatory featured in the 2021 STEM for All Video Showcase
Released: 11-May-2021 10:00 AM EDT
National Radio Astronomy Observatory featured in the 2021 STEM for All Video Showcase
National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Three projects from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory are featured in the National Science Foundation-funded 2021 STEM for All Video Showcase running May 11 to May 18, showcasing the Observatory's commitment to equity, social justice, and creative solutions to engagement during COVID-19.

Released: 11-May-2021 10:00 AM EDT
RCHN Community Health Foundation Awards $7 Million to George Washington University’s Geiger Gibson Program in Community Health Policy
George Washington University

The RCHN Community Health Foundation has awarded $7 million to the Geiger Gibson Program in Community Health at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, the nation’s leading academic program focusing on community health centers and the communities and populations they serve.

Newswise: Argonne’s Margaret Butler Fellowship offers opportunity to work on exascale computing applications
Released: 11-May-2021 9:50 AM EDT
Argonne’s Margaret Butler Fellowship offers opportunity to work on exascale computing applications
Argonne National Laboratory

Now open for applications, Argonne’s Margaret Butler Fellowship in Computational Science offers an opportunity for one postdoc to work at the forefront of scientific computing at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility.

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Released: 11-May-2021 9:30 AM EDT
Disparities Persisted as Orthopaedic Visits Shifted to Telemedicine
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

Like other medical specialties at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, orthopaedic surgery rapidly pivoted from in-person visits to remote appointments via telemedicine. Analysis of that initial experience finds that some groups of patients faced persistent or worsening disparities as the shift to telemedicine occurred, reports Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research® (CORR®), a publication of The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons®. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

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Released: 11-May-2021 9:30 AM EDT
Lasers, Levitation and Machine Learning Make Better Heat-Resistant Materials
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne scientists across several disciplines have combined forces to create a new process for testing and predicting the effects of high temperatures on refractory oxides.

Newswise: Gout Treatment Success Doubled by Combining Two Drugs, Study Finds
Released: 11-May-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Gout Treatment Success Doubled by Combining Two Drugs, Study Finds
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

If left untreated, gout can cause severe disability. But unlike rheumatoid arthritis, there are only a handful of ways to treat it. Researchers say a combination of two existing drugs disrupts antibody production and doubles treatment efficacy.

Released: 11-May-2021 9:00 AM EDT
COVID-19 Wastewater Testing Proves Effective in New Study
University of Virginia Health System

Wastewater testing is an effective way to identify new cases of COVID-19 in nursing homes and other congregate living settings, and it may be particularly useful for preventing outbreaks in college dormitories, a new University of Virginia study finds.

Released: 11-May-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Collaborative Nutrition and Food Research Institute Welcomes New Project Ideas
Institute for the Advancement of Food and Nutrition Sciences

The Institute for the Advancement of Food and Nutrition Sciences (IAFNS) today is opening a free online portal for the public to submit ideas on science projects related to nutrition and food safety.

Released: 11-May-2021 9:00 AM EDT
MD Anderson and Broad Institute launch new translational research platform focused on rare cancers
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

MD Anderson and the Broad Institute have launched a translational research platform to study rare cancers. The initiative will lead to a first-of-its-kind resource for the scientific community and will help to accelerate new therapies for patients with rare tumor types.

Newswise: Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center to Start Post-COVID-19 Rehabilitation Program
Released: 11-May-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center to Start Post-COVID-19 Rehabilitation Program
Hackensack Meridian Health

Mountainside Medical Center will begin a new Post-COVID exercise program designed for those who have had COVID-19 to improve strength, flexibility, endurance and activities of daily living. The program goal is to improve quality of life and promote lifestyle changes through education and exercise.

Released: 11-May-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Heme Is Not Just for Impossible Burgers
Washington University in St. Louis

It took an unlikely food innovation — earth-friendly vegetarian patties, made to taste and “bleed” like the familiar meaty ones — to make people aware of heme. But heme is an essential part of proteins found in most life forms, from tiny bacteria to soy plants to the human body. Heme plays a crucial role in supplying cells with the energy needed to carry out chemical reactions.

Released: 11-May-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Lifesprk And Tealwood Senior Living Seize Opportunity To Provide Markedly Different Senior Living Experience Under Lifesprk Senior Living
Lifesprk

Lifesprk, leader in whole person senior services, and Tealwood Senior Living, leaders in senior living management, have partnered to bring 35 senior living properties across multiple states under Lifesprk Senior Living.

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Released: 11-May-2021 8:55 AM EDT
University of Miami Researchers Report COVID-19 Found in Penile Tissue Could Contribute to ED
University of Miami Health System, Miller School of Medicine

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researchers report the widespread blood vessel dysfunction, or endothelial dysfunction, that results from the COVID-19 infection could contribute to erectile dysfunction, or ED, according to a study published in the World Journal of Men’s Health .

Newswise: Deborah Frincke: The science of protecting communities
Released: 11-May-2021 8:30 AM EDT
Deborah Frincke: The science of protecting communities
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Deborah Frincke, one of the nation’s preeminent computer scientists and cybersecurity experts, serves as associate laboratory director of ORNL’s National Security Science Directorate.

Newswise: James Anderson Wins 2021 Dreyfus Prize in Environmental Chemistry
Released: 11-May-2021 8:10 AM EDT
James Anderson Wins 2021 Dreyfus Prize in Environmental Chemistry
Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation

The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation has announced that James G. Anderson, the Philip S. Weld Professor in Chemistry at Harvard University, is the recipient of the 2021 Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences. The international biennial Prize, which includes a $250,000 award, is conferred this year in Environmental Chemistry.

Newswise: Eco-energy without limits?
Released: 11-May-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Eco-energy without limits?
Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology

Even a sustainable circular economy doesn't run without energy. Solar panels and wind farms, tidal and geothermal power plants: They all divert energy from energy fluxes that had remained untapped since time immemorial. The question is therefore: What part of these energy fluxes can mankind use for its own purposes without damaging the Earth's energy system? Empa researchers have developed an approach to estimate this.

Newswise: University Hospitals First in the World to Integrate New General Electric Healthcare Imaging System into Daily Clinical Practice
Released: 11-May-2021 8:05 AM EDT
University Hospitals First in the World to Integrate New General Electric Healthcare Imaging System into Daily Clinical Practice
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

University Hospitals in Cleveland is the global pioneer in full clinical adoption of GE Healthcare’s new Critical Care Suite 2.0, the world’s first on-device artificial intelligence program helping to assess endotracheal tube placement.

Newswise: People Living with HIV More Likely to Get Sick with, Die From COVID-19
Released: 11-May-2021 8:05 AM EDT
People Living with HIV More Likely to Get Sick with, Die From COVID-19
Penn State Health

Over the past year, studies have revealed that certain pre-existing conditions, such as cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure, can increase a person’s risk of dying from COVID-19.

Newswise: JFK University Medical Center Foundation Welcomes New Trustee
Released: 11-May-2021 8:05 AM EDT
JFK University Medical Center Foundation Welcomes New Trustee
Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian JFK University Medical Center Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of Janine Purcaro to the board of trustees.

Newswise: A Solution to the Stable Marriage Problem: Emily Riehl webcast
Released: 11-May-2021 8:05 AM EDT
A Solution to the Stable Marriage Problem: Emily Riehl webcast
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

In her May 12 webcast as part of the Perimeter Institute Public Lecture Series, Emily Riehl will explore the fascinating mathematics providing solutions to a matchmaker’s dilemma.

Newswise: Expanded Partnership Helps Secure Texas Tech’s Place in Energy Industry’s Future
Released: 11-May-2021 8:00 AM EDT
Expanded Partnership Helps Secure Texas Tech’s Place in Energy Industry’s Future
Texas Tech University

American Resources Corporation will operate its sponsored research program in electrolytic cells through the Innovation Hub at Research Park and in collaboration with Gerardine Botte.

Released: 11-May-2021 8:00 AM EDT
People are persuaded by social media messages, not view numbers
Ohio State University

People are more persuaded by the actual messages contained in social media posts than they are by how many others viewed the posts, a new study suggests.

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Newswise: New ancient shark discovered
Released: 11-May-2021 6:05 AM EDT
New ancient shark discovered
University of Vienna

In a new study, an international team led by Sebastian Stumpf from the University of Vienna describes a fossil skeleton of an ancient shark, which is assigned to a new, previously unknown genus and species. This rare fossil find comes from the Kimmeridge Clay Formation in England, a series of sedimentary rocks that was formed in a shallow, tropical-subtropical sea during the Upper Jurassic, about 150 million years ago. The fossil shark skeleton was found more than 20 years ago on the southern coast of England and is now held in the Etches Collection. Additional fossil shark specimens from it will be investigated in the years to come.

Released: 10-May-2021 5:45 PM EDT
New study suggests pregnant women hospitalized for COVID-19 do not face increased risk of death
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Pregnant women who are hospitalized with COVID-19 and viral pneumonia are less likely than non-pregnant women to die from these infections, according to a new study by researchers with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM).

Newswise: New Genetic ‘CopyCatchers’ Detect Efficient and Precise CRISPR Editing in a Living Organism
10-May-2021 5:40 PM EDT
New Genetic ‘CopyCatchers’ Detect Efficient and Precise CRISPR Editing in a Living Organism
University of California San Diego

Scientists have developed a novel CRISPR-based genetic sensor called a “CopyCatcher” to detect instances in which a genetic element is copied precisely from one chromosome to another in cells of a fruit fly.

Newswise: Intranasal COVID-19 vaccine candidate shows sterilizing immunity in preclinical tests
Released: 10-May-2021 5:10 PM EDT
Intranasal COVID-19 vaccine candidate shows sterilizing immunity in preclinical tests
University of Alabama at Birmingham

A single intranasal dose of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate created by Altimmune Inc. provides sterilizing immunity in the lungs of vaccinated animals. In contrast, non-vaccinated animals showed dense pulmonary infection and disease following infection with the virus that causes COVID-19.

Newswise: Early Screening Tool Leads to Earlier Diagnosis and Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder
Released: 10-May-2021 4:35 PM EDT
Early Screening Tool Leads to Earlier Diagnosis and Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder
University of California San Diego Health

Chemotherapy can induce a painful peripheral neuropathy (CIPN), a chronic condition and common adverse effect for cancer patients undergoing treatment. Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues elsewhere, have used a mouse model to demonstrate the pivotal role of cholesterol in CIPN, and proposed a novel therapeutic approach to reverse it.

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Released: 10-May-2021 4:10 PM EDT
How planets form controls elements essential for life
Rice University

The prospects for life on a given planet depend not only on where it forms but also how, according to Rice University scientists.

Released: 10-May-2021 3:40 PM EDT
HEPA过滤器可减少剧烈运动时产生的空气传播呼吸道微粒
Mayo Clinic

呼吸气溶胶是呼吸气体的常见组成部分,也是COVID-19等呼吸道病毒传播给他人和各种表面的常见途径。在妙佑医疗国际(Mayo Clinic) 对心脏病患者进行运动负荷试验的研究人员发现,随着运动强度的增加,房间周围气溶胶的浓度也会增加。他们还发现,高效微粒空气过滤器(HEPA)可有效地过滤气溶胶,减少患者之间更换清新空气所需的时间。

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Released: 10-May-2021 3:35 PM EDT
Rapid lifestyle changes during early COVID-19 pandemic had no impact on climate change
University of Tokyo

Despite the rapid and significant changes in consumption patterns witnessed during the initial months of the COVID-19 pandemic, Japanese households maintained their normal levels of greenhouse gases emissions.

Newswise: Nano-sized Cornell McGraw Tower illustrates new tech for 3D printing
Released: 10-May-2021 3:35 PM EDT
Nano-sized Cornell McGraw Tower illustrates new tech for 3D printing
Cornell University

Using cutting-edge technology in the Cornell University NanoScale Science and Technology Facility (CNF), a team led by photolithographer Ed Camacho has created what is thought to be the world’s smallest rendition of Cornell’s iconic McGraw Tower – complete with its 161 interior steps, two sets of stairs and 21 bells.

Released: 10-May-2021 3:30 PM EDT
تقلل منقيات جزيئات الهواء عالية الكفاءة من الجزيئات التنفسية المنقولة بالهواء المتولدة أثناء ممارسة التمارين الشاقة
Mayo Clinic

مدينة روتشستر، ولاية مينيسوتا — رذاذ الأيروسول التنفسي مكون شائع للنفس، وطريقة شائعة لنشر فيروسات الجهاز التنفسي مثل فيروس كورونا المستجد (كوفيد-19) إلى الأشخاص والأسطح الأخرى. وجد الباحثون الذين أجروا اختبارات الإجهاد المتعلقة بالتمارين لمرضى القلب في مايو كلينك أن ممارسة الرياضة بمستويات متزايدة من المجهود تزيد من تركيز الأيروسول في الغرفة المحيطة. ووجدوا أيضًا أن منقيات جزيئات الهواء عالية الكفاءة (HEPA) ترشح رذاذ الأيروسول بشكل فعال وتقلل الوقت اللازم لتنقية الهواء بين المرضى.

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Released: 10-May-2021 3:25 PM EDT
Reaching your life goals as a single-celled organism
Vienna University of Technology

How is it possible to move in the desired direction without a brain or nervous system? Single-celled organisms apparently manage this feat without any problems: for example, they can swim towards food with the help of small flagellar tails.

Released: 10-May-2021 3:20 PM EDT
Controlling Cholesterol in Microglia Alleviates Chronic Pain, Opioid-Free
University of California San Diego Health

Using a mouse model, researchers discover pivotal role of cholesterol in chronic pain often caused by chemotherapy, and propose novel therapy.

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Newswise: Argonne team unravels mysteries of carbon release in permafrost soils
Released: 10-May-2021 3:20 PM EDT
Argonne team unravels mysteries of carbon release in permafrost soils
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne scientists are studying the release of carbon in thawing permafrost regions to help predict the impact of rising global temperatures on future greenhouse gas emissions.

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Released: 10-May-2021 3:05 PM EDT
Study finds pretty plants hog research and conservation limelight
Curtin University

New Curtin University research has found a bias among scientists toward colourful and visually striking plants, means they are more likely to be chosen for scientific study and benefit from subsequent conservation efforts, regardless of their ecological importance.

Released: 10-May-2021 3:05 PM EDT
Biomarker detects severe COVID-19 early on
University of Zurich

Most people who are infected with SARS-CoV-2 develop no or only mild symptoms.

Released: 10-May-2021 3:05 PM EDT
TB immune response discovery could significantly reduce disease harm
University College London

A pioneering study by UCL scientists has discovered the presence of a harmful inflammatory protein in patients with symptomatic tuberculosis (TB).


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