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Rutgers Expert Addresses Questions on COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout and Variant Issues
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Stanley H. Weiss, an epidemiologist in infectious and chronic diseases, and a professor at the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and the Rutgers School of Public Health, talks about vaccine side effects, the hesitancy that still exists and why it is important to get vaccinated when it’s your turn.

Released: 16-Apr-2021 3:15 PM EDT
Studies suggest people with blood cancers may not be optimally protected after COVID-19 vaccination
American Society of Hematology (ASH)

Two new studies published in Blood suggest that the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine may have reduced efficacy in individuals with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and multiple myeloma, two types of blood cancer.

Newswise: University of Colorado Inter-campus Collaboration Wins R01 Award for Salivary Gland Cancer
Released: 16-Apr-2021 3:15 PM EDT
University of Colorado Inter-campus Collaboration Wins R01 Award for Salivary Gland Cancer
University of Colorado Cancer Center

Two University of Colorado Cancer Center researchers have received a five-year R01 Award for $497,893 per year from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study a potential new drug treatment for salivary gland cancer. The award is part of an inter-campus collaboration between Antonio Jimeno, MD, PhD, co-leader of the Developmental Therapeutics Program, and Tin Tin Su, PhD, co-leader of the Molecular and Cellular Oncology Program.

Released: 16-Apr-2021 2:45 PM EDT
Research shows to disrupt online extremism freewill is key
University of Texas at San Antonio

Douglas Wilbur '14, a visiting Ph.D. scholar in the Department of Communication at UTSA, has published a study that shows how researchers can craft message campaigns to protect individuals from adopting extremist views.

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Released: 16-Apr-2021 2:45 PM EDT
Highly dense urban areas are not more vulnerable to COVID-19, researchers say
Hiroshima University

A person who owns a car or who has a college education may be less vulnerable to COVID-19, according to an analysis of cases in Tehran, Iran, one of the early epicenters of the pandemic.

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Released: 16-Apr-2021 2:35 PM EDT
Leonardo da Vinci definitely did not sculpt the Flora bust
CNRS (Centre National de Recherche Scientifique / National Center of Scientific Research)

"It is machination, it is deception," said the Director General of the Berlin Royal Museums in his defence when criticized for buying a fake.

Newswise: Simulations reveal how dominant SARS-CoV-2 strain binds to host, succumbs to antibodies
Released: 16-Apr-2021 2:35 PM EDT
Simulations reveal how dominant SARS-CoV-2 strain binds to host, succumbs to antibodies
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Large-scale supercomputer simulations at the atomic level show that the dominant G form variant of the COVID-19-causing virus is more infectious partly because of its greater ability to readily bind to its target host receptor in the body, compared to other variants.

Newswise: Buffalo State Biology Professor Publishes Research on Avian Hybridization
Released: 16-Apr-2021 2:30 PM EDT
Buffalo State Biology Professor Publishes Research on Avian Hybridization
SUNY Buffalo State College

Several biological factors and behavioral traits—like migrating habits and social bonds—play into whether certain species of birds are more likely to produce hybrid offspring than others

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Released: 16-Apr-2021 2:25 PM EDT
Virtual humans are equal to real ones in helping people practice new leadership skills
Frontiers

A virtual human can be as good as a flesh-and-blood one when it comes to helping people practice new leadership skills.

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Released: 16-Apr-2021 2:15 PM EDT
Experimental antiviral for COVID-19 effective in hamster study
NIH, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

The experimental antiviral drug MK-4482 significantly decreased levels of virus and disease damage in the lungs of hamsters treated for SARS-CoV-2 infection, according to a new study from National Institutes of Health scientists.

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Released: 16-Apr-2021 2:10 PM EDT
Fast radio bursts shown to include lower frequency radio waves than previously detected
McGill University

Since fast radio bursts (FRBs) were first discovered over a decade ago, scientists have puzzled over what could be generating these intense flashes of radio waves from outside of our galaxy.

Released: 16-Apr-2021 1:50 PM EDT
Take it easy: How to gradually, and safely, approach running workouts after long periods of physical inactivity
LifeBridge Health

Sedentary lifestyles have been common during the COVID-19 pandemic. But with the availability of vaccines increasing and restrictions starting to ease, it might be a good time to (safely) get into the workout groove.

Released: 16-Apr-2021 1:35 PM EDT
Lake Health officially joins University Hospitals system through membership substitution
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Announcement of Lake Health, based in Concord, Ohio, is officially part of the University Hospitals health system in Cleveland.

Released: 16-Apr-2021 1:35 PM EDT
To Cool Tomorrow's Buildings, Power Sector Must Grow
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

New study projects electricity demand tied to cooling U.S. buildings will grow as peak temperatures rise, alongside the need for an expanded power sector.

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Released: 16-Apr-2021 1:30 PM EDT
Hal S. Stern is named UCI provost and executive vice chancellor
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., April 16, 2021 — Hal S. Stern, former dean of the Donald Bren School of Information & Computer Sciences and founding chair of the Department of Statistics, has been appointed provost and executive vice chancellor of the University of California, Irvine, effective immediately. He will report to Chancellor Howard Gillman.

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Released: 16-Apr-2021 1:25 PM EDT
Forum Tackles Vaccine Hesitancy in the Black Community
Cedars-Sinai

Leading healthcare and faith leaders addressed key issues that are contributing to vaccine hesitancy in Black communities during a national online discussion this week, explaining that a lack of access to healthcare, concerns over vaccine safety, and religious beliefs are keeping many from getting COVID-19 vaccines.

Newswise: With virtual meetings here to stay, experts give tips on ways to bring some humanity back to our screens
Released: 16-Apr-2021 1:20 PM EDT
With virtual meetings here to stay, experts give tips on ways to bring some humanity back to our screens
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Sitting in small offices, big conference rooms, or giant auditoriums to collaborate with colleagues has been replaced by little squares on computer screens. Family pets, the doorbell, and children sometimes vie for attention, and if you want to take a bite of food, you turn off the camera. For better or worse, the way we meet has been forever changed as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. But experts at UTHealth think there are some easy things to do so all of these virtual experiences don't lead to burnout and fatigue.

Newswise: COVID-19: Scientists identify human genes that fight infection
Released: 16-Apr-2021 1:10 PM EDT
COVID-19: Scientists identify human genes that fight infection
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys have identified a set of human genes that fight SARS-CoV-2 infection, the virus that causes COVID-19. Knowing which genes help control viral infection can greatly assist researchers’ understanding of factors that affect disease severity and also suggest possible therapeutic options. The genes in question are related to interferons, the body’s frontline virus fighters.

Released: 16-Apr-2021 1:05 PM EDT
Healthy eating: Tips for planning nutritious meals and snacks
LifeBridge Health

Nutrition goals aren’t the same for everyone. These tips, however, may help you personalize your new eating habits

Newswise: Canister Delivery to Strengthen Nuclear Storage Research
Released: 16-Apr-2021 12:10 PM EDT
Canister Delivery to Strengthen Nuclear Storage Research
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Three unused, 48,000-pound stainless steel canisters arrived at PNNL, bringing the chance to deepen research in spent nuclear fuel storage and transportation.

Released: 16-Apr-2021 11:50 AM EDT
Department of Energy to Provide $2 Million for Traineeship in Isotope R&D and Production
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $2 million to establish a traineeship program to advance workforce development in the field of isotope production, processing, and associated research, with preference to minority serving institutions.

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Super Sticky: Johns Hopkins APL Creates Strong, Fast, Waterproof Adhesive
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

APL created an additive to turn commercial glue into a rapidly curing underwater adhesive that is effective on a range of surfaces, including aluminum, stainless steel, glass and plastic. The adhesive performed best on untreated aluminum surfaces with a high bonding strength of approximately 400 pounds in 60 seconds.

Released: 16-Apr-2021 11:45 AM EDT
Older Adults More Likely to Make the Effort to Help Others
Association for Psychological Science

Does getting older impact our willingness to offer a helping hand, or does being older simply mean we have more resources and therefore more capacity to offer help when needed? New research suggests that, all things being equal, older adults are more likely to offer help than younger adults.

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Newswise: Study of More Than 3,000 Members of the US Marine Corps. Reveals Past COVID-19 Infection Does Not Fully Protect Young People Against Reinfection
Released: 16-Apr-2021 11:35 AM EDT
Study of More Than 3,000 Members of the US Marine Corps. Reveals Past COVID-19 Infection Does Not Fully Protect Young People Against Reinfection
Mount Sinai Health System

Although antibodies induced by SARS-CoV-2 infection are largely protective, they do not completely protect against reinfection in young people, as evidenced through a longitudinal, prospective study of more than 3,000 young, healthy members of the US Marines Corps conducted by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Naval Medical Research Center, published April 15 in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine.

Newswise: Hansen named dean of the College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions
Released: 16-Apr-2021 10:25 AM EDT
Hansen named dean of the College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions
South Dakota State University

Dan Hansen has been chosen the dean of SDSU’s College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions after a national search.

Newswise: U.S. Army to Train Military Healthcare Personnel at UChicago Medicine’s Level 1 Trauma Center
Released: 16-Apr-2021 10:25 AM EDT
U.S. Army to Train Military Healthcare Personnel at UChicago Medicine’s Level 1 Trauma Center
University of Chicago Medical Center

The University of Chicago Medicine will become the latest premier trauma training site for U.S. Army physicians, nurses and medics ahead of their deployments in a unique partnership that seeks to share knowledge and experience.

Released: 16-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
New AstaReal Patent Leads the Way for Natural Astaxanthin in Personalized Nutrition
AstaReal Inc., USA

AstaReal, pioneer and global leader in the production of natural Astaxanthin, has always strived for excellence and advancement of natural astaxanthin research and product development.

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Released: 16-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Bisphenol A, Metabolic Profiling, and More Featured in April 2021 Toxicological Sciences
Society of Toxicology

Toxicological Sciences features leading research in toxicology in the April 2021issue, including on the topics of organ-specific toxicology as well as regulatory science, risk assessment, and decision-making.

Released: 16-Apr-2021 7:05 AM EDT
UC San Diego Extension Honors Human Resources Icon Vicki L. Krantz With Memorial Scholarship
University of California San Diego

Established to support individuals at a career crossroads, funding will go to those who have demonstrated a life-long passion for learning, hard work and giving back to the community.

Released: 16-Apr-2021 2:05 AM EDT
SA Hub will Help Build Resilience to Drought
University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide, as part of an extensive collaboration with industry and the South Australian Government, will lead a new drought resilience hub in South Australia. Announced today, the hub will undertake research, development, extension, adoption and commercialisation activities to improve drought resilience and preparedness on SA farms.

Newswise: USA committed to Northern Ireland’s success, says Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton
Released: 16-Apr-2021 2:05 AM EDT
USA committed to Northern Ireland’s success, says Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton
Queen's University Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast’s Chancellor, Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton has said that the new Biden administration in the USA is committed to the success of Northern Ireland economically and politically.

Released: 15-Apr-2021 8:45 PM EDT
Beyond Boundaries: R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center Celebrates Heroes
University of Maryland Medical Center

More than 65 first responders and top trauma medicine professionals who saved the lives of two critically ill patients were honored tonight at the 31st annual R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Celebration of Heroes. Funds raised by the virtual event will support the Center for Critical Care and Trauma Education.

Newswise: Sunlight to solve the world’s clean water crisis
Released: 15-Apr-2021 7:05 PM EDT
Sunlight to solve the world’s clean water crisis
University of South Australia

Researchers at The University of South Australia's Future Industries Institute have developed technology that could eliminate water stress for millions of people, including those living in many of the planet’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged communities.

Released: 15-Apr-2021 6:05 PM EDT
Atlantic Health System Physicians Co-Author 5 Studies, Presented at American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting
Atlantic Health System

Atlantic Health System Cancer Care physicians are co-authors of five original studies presented at this year’s AACR Annual Meeting, held virtually April 10-15 and May 17-21. The AACR meeting is one of the world’s premier scientific gatherings of cancer specialists and researchers.

Released: 15-Apr-2021 5:05 PM EDT
Table-to-farm approach will create healthier U.S. melon supply chain
Texas A&M AgriLife

Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists at the Vegetable and Fruit Improvement Center in College Station are using a “table-to-farm” approach to create a safer, healthier and more sustainable melon supply chain in the U.S. by considering consumer preference at the dinner table.

Released: 15-Apr-2021 4:10 PM EDT
Penn Study Suggests Those Who Had COVID-19 May Only Need One Vaccine Dose
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

New findings from Penn suggest that people who have recovered from COVID-19 may only need a single mRNA vaccine dose. However, those who did not have COVID-19 did not have a full immune response until after a second vaccine dose, reinforcing the importance of completing the two recommended doses.

Newswise: Patients of women doctors more likely to be vaccinated against the flu
Released: 15-Apr-2021 4:05 PM EDT
Patients of women doctors more likely to be vaccinated against the flu
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Elderly patients of female physicians are more likely than those of male physicians in the same outpatient practice to be vaccinated against the flu. This trend holds for all racial and ethnic groups studied and could provide insight into improving vaccination rates for influenza, COVID-19 and other illnesses

Released: 15-Apr-2021 4:00 PM EDT
June 2021 Issue of AJPH Comprises the Effects of COVID-19 on Drug Overdoses, E-cigarette Use, and Public Health Measures and Strategies
American Public Health Association (APHA)

June 2021 AJPH Issue highlights COVID-19 concerns in relation to fatal drug overdoses, drops in youth e-cigarette use, importance of public health measures, and strategies to protect correctional staff.

Released: 15-Apr-2021 3:55 PM EDT
New paper shows how disease can affect economies for generations
Oxford University Press

A new paper in the Review of Economic Studies indicates that disease can alter the social networks and economic growth of countries for generations, even after the disease itself is eradicated.

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Released: 15-Apr-2021 3:50 PM EDT
Environmental protection could benefit from 'micro' as well as 'macro' thinking
University of Southampton

Scientists at the University of Southampton have conducted a study that highlights the importance of studying a full range of organisms when measuring the impact of environmental change - from tiny bacteria, to mighty whales.

Released: 15-Apr-2021 3:45 PM EDT
Discount on charging electric cars helps to solve traffic jams
University of Groningen

Charging electric cars can put a strain on the electricity grid. And commuting to work by car can cause traffic congestion.

Released: 15-Apr-2021 3:40 PM EDT
Protein Linked to ALS/Ataxia Could Play Key Role in Other Neurodegenerative Disorders
University of Utah Health

A new study suggests that some neurological disorders share a common underlying thread. Staufen1, a protein that accumulates in the brains of patients with certain neurological conditions, is linked to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease, along with other neurological disorders, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Huntington’s disease, according to University of Utah Health scientists.


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