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Newswise: Pediatric ER Saw Steep Drop in Asthma Visits During Spring COVID-19 Lockdown
1-Dec-2020 8:00 AM EST
Pediatric ER Saw Steep Drop in Asthma Visits During Spring COVID-19 Lockdown
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

A new study published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society discusses a steep drop off from prior years in asthma-related emergency department (ED) visits at Boston Children’s Hospital during the spring 2020 COVID-19 surge and lockdown.

Newswise: University of Miami Health System and 4DMedical Launch Research Program Advancing Breakthrough Lung Technology
Released: 3-Dec-2020 6:10 PM EST
University of Miami Health System and 4DMedical Launch Research Program Advancing Breakthrough Lung Technology
University of Miami Health System, Miller School of Medicine

UHealth – the University of Miami Health System, the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, and 4DMedical recently announced the creation of the Functional Lung Imaging Research Program in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at the Miller School.

Newswise: Tomato Could Get Genetic Reboot From Wild Ancestor
Released: 3-Dec-2020 5:15 PM EST
Tomato Could Get Genetic Reboot From Wild Ancestor
Cornell University

Researchers from Boyce Thompson Institute have created a reference genome for the predecessor of the modern tomato, and discovered sections that underlie fruit flavor and disease resistance, among other characteristics.

Released: 3-Dec-2020 5:15 PM EST
Advancing Gene Editing With New CRISPR/Cas9 Variant
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Researchers report the ability to improve safety and efficacy using a CRISPR-Cas9 variant known as miCas9.

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Newswise: Leaving so soon? Unusual planetary nebula fades mere decades after it arrived
Released: 3-Dec-2020 3:15 PM EST
Leaving so soon? Unusual planetary nebula fades mere decades after it arrived
University of Washington

Using images from the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered that the Stingray Nebula, the youngest planetary nebula in our sky, has faded dramatically over the course of just 20 years. If dimming continues at current rates, in 20 or 30 years the Stingray Nebula will be barely perceptible.

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Released: 3-Dec-2020 3:05 PM EST
Study finds COVID-19 hindering US academic productivity of faculty with young children
University of Tennessee Health Science Center

The academic productivity of higher education faculty In the United States in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM) fields with very young children suffered as a result of the stay-at-home orders during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, the University of Florida College of Medicine, and the University of Michigan School of Medicine.

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Released: 3-Dec-2020 2:50 PM EST
Kidney disease leading risk factor for COVID-related hospitalization
Geisinger Health System

An analysis of Geisinger's electronic health records has revealed chronic kidney disease to be the leading risk factor for hospitalization from COVID-19.

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Supernova surprise creates elemental mystery
Michigan State University

Michigan State University researchers have discovered that one of the most important reactions in the universe can get a huge and unexpected boost inside exploding stars known as supernovae.

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Released: 3-Dec-2020 2:30 PM EST
Sen. Paul's Tweet on Natural Infection vs. COVID-19 Vaccines is Misleading
Newswise

On November 17, U.S. Sentator Rand Paul of Kentucky compared the effectiveness of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines with "naturally acquired COVID-19" on Twitter. He folllowed-up by asking, "Why does the left accept immune theory when it comes to vaccines, but not when discussing naturally acquired immunity?" Besides ignoring the point of vaccines, which is to protect the public BEFORE they get sick, the comparison of natural COVID-19 infection and vaccine efficacy is inacurate. Reinfections have not been confirmed and the efficacy of naturally-acquired immunity is still not understood.

Newswise: Impactful science teaching requires minimum five hours instruction weekly
Released: 3-Dec-2020 2:25 PM EST
Impactful science teaching requires minimum five hours instruction weekly
University of Vermont

Teachers with at least five hours allotted for weekly science instruction are more likely to implement hands-on, inquiry-oriented teaching -- a 21st century approach to science teaching lauded by science and education experts -- in their classrooms.

Newswise: Identity Verification During the Age of COVID-19
Released: 3-Dec-2020 2:25 PM EST
Identity Verification During the Age of COVID-19
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

S&T's Biometric Technology Rally focused on the ability of acquisition systems and matching algorithms to recognize travelers without asking them to remove their masks, thereby reducing risk for frontline workers.

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Newswise: Can we make bones heal faster?
Released: 3-Dec-2020 2:15 PM EST
Can we make bones heal faster?
University of Illinois at Chicago

A new paper in Science Advances describes for the first time how minerals come together at the molecular level to form bones and other hard tissues, like teeth and enamel.

Newswise: ARN Past-President Barbara J. Lutz Bestows President’s Award to Michelle Camicia, PhD MSN RN NEA-BC CCM CRRN  FAHA PHN FARN
Released: 3-Dec-2020 2:15 PM EST
ARN Past-President Barbara J. Lutz Bestows President’s Award to Michelle Camicia, PhD MSN RN NEA-BC CCM CRRN FAHA PHN FARN
Association of Rehabilitation Nurses

The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) Past-President Barbara J. Lutz, PhD RN CRRN PHNA-BC FAHA FAAN, awarded Michelle Camicia, PhD MSN RN NEA-BC CCM CRRN FAHA PHN FARN, the 2020 President’s Award. The award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of rehabilitation nursing, was presented at REACH 2020, ARN’s Annual Educational Conference held virtually October 21–24.

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Personality changes predict early career outcomes
University of Houston

Data analysis of a 12-year longitudinal study examining the importance of personality changes during young adulthood indicates personality growth has real-world career benefits.

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Released: 3-Dec-2020 2:05 PM EST
What social distancing does to a brain
Max Planck Society (Max-Planck-Gesellschaft)

Have you recently wondered how social-distancing and self-isolation may be affecting your brain?

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Released: 3-Dec-2020 2:05 PM EST
Why does it matter if most Republican voters still think Biden lost?
University of Rochester

As President-elect Joe Biden and his administrative team officially begin the transition process, only about 20 percent of Republican voters consider him the true winner of the election.

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Testosterone May Contribute to More Severe COVID-19 Disease
American Physiological Society (APS)

New research suggests that levels of the sex hormones estrogen and testosterone could contribute to infection risk and severity of COVID-19.

Newswise: Shuttering Fossil Fuel Power Plants May Cost Less Than Expected
2-Dec-2020 1:50 PM EST
Shuttering Fossil Fuel Power Plants May Cost Less Than Expected
Georgia Institute of Technology

Decarbonizing U.S. electricity production will require both construction of renewable energy sources and retirement of power plants now operated by fossil fuels. A generator-level model described in the December 4 issue of the journal Science suggests that most fossil fuel power plants could complete normal lifespans and still close by 2035 because so many facilities are nearing the end of their operational lives.

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30-Nov-2020 1:40 PM EST
Tire-related chemical is largely responsible for adult coho salmon deaths in urban streams
University of Washington

A team led by researchers at the University of Washington Tacoma, UW and Washington State University Puyallup have discovered a chemical that kills coho salmon in urban streams before the fish can spawn.

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Released: 3-Dec-2020 1:25 PM EST
Mount Sinai Doctors Opens New Location in Yonkers, New York
Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai Doctors has opened a new location in Yonkers, New York, with services that include primary care, cardiology, neurology, and gastroenterology. The new, state-of-the-art facility is 6,000 square feet and located on the ground floor of the historic Boyce Thompson Center at 1086 North Broadway.

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Released: 3-Dec-2020 1:25 PM EST
Once in a lifetime floods to become regular occurrences by end of century
Stevens Institute of Technology

Superstorm Sandy brought flood-levels to the New York region that had not been seen in generations.

Newswise: Grant to fund study of acoustics in turfgrass pest control
Released: 3-Dec-2020 1:05 PM EST
Grant to fund study of acoustics in turfgrass pest control
Cornell University

A team of Cornell University scientists will use acoustic technology to develop efficient and affordable ways to manage soil-dwelling pests and their predators, thanks to a two-year grant from the USDA.

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After CDC guidance, little change in opioid prescriptions to those at risk of misuse
Saint Louis University

Research from Saint Louis University finds that among patients at risk for opioid misuse, the odds of receiving a schedule II opioid for non-cancer pain were similar to those not at risk, despite new prescribing guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

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Released: 3-Dec-2020 12:40 PM EST
Voyager spacecraft detect new type of solar electron burst
University of Iowa (Main Campus)

More than 40 years since they launched, the Voyager spacecraft are still making discoveries.

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Released: 3-Dec-2020 12:20 PM EST
Cal State Apply Deadline Extended to December 15
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

​​​​To better serve high school and community college students facing university admissions challenges caused by COVID-19, the California State University (CSU) will extend its fall 2021 priority application deadline to December 15, 2020. Students interested in attending any CSU campus can apply at the university's application portal, Cal State Apply.

Released: 3-Dec-2020 12:15 PM EST
Cluster of Alaskan islands could be single, interconnected giant volcano
American Geophysical Union (AGU)

A small group of volcanic islands in Alaska's Aleutian chain might be part of a single, undiscovered giant volcano, say scientists presenting the findings Monday, 7 December at AGU's Fall Meeting 2020.

Newswise: Chicago neighborhoods with barriers to social distancing had higher COVID-19 death rates
Released: 3-Dec-2020 11:55 AM EST
Chicago neighborhoods with barriers to social distancing had higher COVID-19 death rates
University of Illinois at Chicago

New research has found that Chicago neighborhoods with barriers to social distancing, including limited access to broadband internet and low rates of health insurance, had more COVID-19 deaths in spring 2020. The study, led by researchers at the University of Illinois Chicago, is published in the Annals of Epidemiology.

Released: 3-Dec-2020 11:45 AM EST
No ‘one-size-fits-all solution’ for children exposed to domestic violence, researchers say
Case Western Reserve University

Researchers surveyed 105 agencies to better understand service, policy and research needs—and get feedback about potential strategies to protect children from intimate partner violence.

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Released: 3-Dec-2020 11:20 AM EST
At Mayo Clinic, Wellesley Alumna Continues Senior Thesis Research on Mysteries of Vaginal Microbiomes
Wellesley College

When Stephanie Song ’19 started working in the microbiome program at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, as a summer intern after her sophomore year at Wellesley, she didn’t have any research experience.


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