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14-Jul-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Rapid genome sequencing and screening help hospital manage COVID-19 outbreaks
University of Cambridge

Cambridge researchers have shown how rapid genome sequencing of virus samples and enhanced testing of hospital staff can help to identify clusters of healthcare-associated COVID-19 infections.

Newswise: Cornell College to welcome students back Block 1
Released: 14-Jul-2020 5:40 PM EDT
Cornell College to welcome students back Block 1
Cornell College

Cornell College will welcome students to campus as it reopens for the fall 2020 semester with classes beginning Aug. 24 for Block 1.

Newswise: High-fat diet with antibiotic use linked to gut inflammation
Released: 14-Jul-2020 5:35 PM EDT
High-fat diet with antibiotic use linked to gut inflammation
UC Davis Health

UC Davis researchers have found that combining a Western-style high-fat diet with antibiotic use significantly increases the risk of developing pre- inflammatory bowel disease. This combination shuts down the mitochondria in cells of the colon lining, leading to gut inflammation. Mesalazine can help restart the mitochondria and treat pre-IBD condition.

Released: 14-Jul-2020 5:20 PM EDT
Researchers study whether vadadustat, an investigational therapy, could mitigate acute lung injury in COVID-19 patients
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Physicians are studying whether vadadustat, an investigational therapy, could protect the lungs of COVID-19 patients by triggering the body’s protective response to low oxygen levels in a randomized Phase II clinical trial at UTHealth.

Released: 14-Jul-2020 5:20 PM EDT
GW Launches Tech-Focused MBA Program with DHS
George Washington University

The George Washington University School of Business will launch a new Master of Business Administration degree focused on security technology transition, under an agreement with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. GW will offer the degree to 75 DHS-affiliated students, grouped in three cohorts, as well as students from other federal and state agencies and the private sector. The program is part of a new DHS Center of Excellence, which the GW School of Business will lead.

Released: 14-Jul-2020 4:35 PM EDT
For every COVID-19 death, 9 close family members are left to grieve
University of Southern California (USC)

A new analysis finds more than one million Americans have been swept up in the tidal wave of grief resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Newswise: Current Clinical Trial Assessing Potential of CBD in Treatment of Autism
Released: 14-Jul-2020 4:25 PM EDT
Current Clinical Trial Assessing Potential of CBD in Treatment of Autism
University of California San Diego Health

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine are recruiting eligible children between the ages of seven and fourteen years for a Phase III clinical trial to determine whether cannabidiol (CBD) reduces severe behavior problems in children with autism spectrum disorder.

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Released: 14-Jul-2020 4:20 PM EDT
The new tattoo: Drawing electronics on skin
University of Missouri, Columbia

One day, people could monitor their own health conditions by simply picking up a pencil and drawing a bioelectronic device on their skin. In a new study, University of Missouri engineers demonstrated that the simple combination of pencils and paper could be used to create devices that might be used to monitor personal health.

Newswise: Periods of Ice-Free Arctic Seas Could Bring More Ocean Noise in Changing Marine Habitats
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Periods of Ice-Free Arctic Seas Could Bring More Ocean Noise in Changing Marine Habitats
Wildlife Conservation Society

Scientists examining levels of ocean noise in the Bering Sea—an important migratory seascape for whales, walruses, seals, and other acoustically sensitive animals—have confirmed that the presence of sea ice plays a central role in the soundscape of these Arctic waters. A growing concern is that the disappearance of sea ice due to a changing climate could mean a marine realm increasingly filled with shipping and other human-related ocean noise, according to scientists from Southall Environmental Associates, WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), and other groups in a new study.

10-Jul-2020 3:55 PM EDT
The Mount Sinai Hospital and Healthfirst partnered to develop an educational intervention and payment redesign program to improve timely postpartum visits for low-income high-risk mothers in New York City
Mount Sinai Health System

A health care system (The Mount Sinai Hospital) and a Medicaid payer (Healthfirst) partnered to develop an educational intervention and payment redesign program to improve timely postpartum visits for low-income high-risk mothers in New York City between April 2015 and October 2016.

Newswise: Sanford Burnham Prebys appoints biotechnology pioneer
C. Randal Mills, Ph.D., as chief executive officer
Released: 14-Jul-2020 4:00 PM EDT
Sanford Burnham Prebys appoints biotechnology pioneer C. Randal Mills, Ph.D., as chief executive officer
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute today announced that its Board of Trustees has appointed C. Randal “Randy” Mills, Ph.D., as chief executive officer, effective immediately. Mills joins the Institute with decades of experience as an entrepreneur and transformational leader in the biomedical industry.

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Released: 14-Jul-2020 3:50 PM EDT
FSU institute's new online exhibit explores lives of women during World War II
Florida State University

A new online exhibit from Florida State University’s Institute on World War II and the Human Experience highlights the lives of American women during the war.

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Released: 14-Jul-2020 3:45 PM EDT
Green is more than skin-deep for hundreds of frog species
Duke University

Frogs and toads are green for a very good reason - it makes them harder to see in their leafy environments. Good camouflage allows them to eat and not be eaten.

Newswise: Iowa State researcher wins Department of Energy early career award for cyclone studies
Released: 14-Jul-2020 3:35 PM EDT
Iowa State researcher wins Department of Energy early career award for cyclone studies
Iowa State University

An Iowa State University researcher will use a U.S. Department of Energy grant to study tropical cyclones, including global storm numbers and regional storm intensity and rainfall.

Released: 14-Jul-2020 3:25 PM EDT
Ancient oyster shells provide historical insights
University of Georgia

Scientists studying thousands of oyster shells along the Georgia coast, some as old as 4,500 years, have published new insights into how Native Americans sustained oyster harvests for thousands of years, observations that may lead to better management practices of oyster reefs today.

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Released: 14-Jul-2020 3:15 PM EDT
Domestic violence increased in the great recession
University of California, Davis

Emergency room visits for domestic violence incidents in California more than tripled during the Great Recession compared to the years before, signaling a need to prepare for similar and more prolonged effects during the COVID-19 financial crisis, suggest University of California, Davis, researchers.

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Released: 14-Jul-2020 3:05 PM EDT
When a pandemic strikes, we still expect an ambulance
Edith Cowan University

Research published today has found that Australians strongly believe paramedics deserve a work environment free from the threat of physical harm, but when it comes to the risk of infectious disease, it's complicated.

Newswise: For Chimpanzees, Salt and Pepper Hair Not a Marker of Old Age
Released: 14-Jul-2020 2:50 PM EDT
For Chimpanzees, Salt and Pepper Hair Not a Marker of Old Age
George Washington University

A new study published in the journal PLOS ONE finds graying hair is not indicative of a chimpanzee’s age.

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Released: 14-Jul-2020 2:35 PM EDT
Pesticide mixtures a bigger problem than previously thought
University of Queensland

New research led by The University of Queensland has provided the first comprehensive analysis of pesticide mixtures in creeks and rivers discharging to the Great Barrier Reef.

Released: 14-Jul-2020 2:30 PM EDT
Study finds hidden emotions in the sound of words
Cornell University

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, it’s common to feel stress levels rise every time we hear the word “virus.” But new Cornell-led research reveals that the sound of the word itself was likely to raise your blood pressure – even before “corona” was added to it.

Released: 14-Jul-2020 2:25 PM EDT
eCornell gives high school students in underserved communities an analytic edge
Cornell University

A collaboration between eCornell and the nonprofit National Education Equity Lab is giving high school students in underserved communities the opportunity to develop skills in business analytics while gaining the confidence to recognize they can excel in college.

Released: 14-Jul-2020 2:20 PM EDT
HU Esports team advances to National Championship
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Harrisburg University's varsity Esports Team, The STORM, goes for back-to-back national championships. Despite COVID-19 and practicing apart, team has emerged stronger.

Newswise: Black and Latinx Girls Inc. of NYC high school girls to learn cybersecurity skills at NYU Tandon
Released: 14-Jul-2020 1:45 PM EDT
Black and Latinx Girls Inc. of NYC high school girls to learn cybersecurity skills at NYU Tandon
New York University

The K12 Center for STEM Education at NYU Tandon is partnering with Girls, Inc. of NYC (GINYC) to support the participation of additional Black and Latinx H.S. girls from GINYC programs in the Computer Science for Cyber Security (CS4CS) summer program at NYU Tandon.

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Released: 14-Jul-2020 1:35 PM EDT
Particulate plutonium released from the Fukushima Daiichi meltdowns
University of Helsinki

Small amounts of plutonium (Pu) were released from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (FDNPP) reactors into the environment during the site's 2011 nuclear disaster. However, the physical, chemical, and isotopic form of the released Pu has remained unknown.

Released: 14-Jul-2020 1:35 PM EDT
Correlations identified between insurance coverage and states’ voting patterns
Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland – Researchers at Case Western Reserve University reviewed national data from the U.S. Census Bureau and found associations between states’ voting patterns in the 2016 presidential elections and decreases in the number of adults 18 to 64 years of age without health insurance coverage.

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Released: 14-Jul-2020 1:05 PM EDT
NSF grants $18 million to UCI for materials science and engineering center
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., July 14, 2020 – The National Science Foundation has awarded $18 million to the University of California, Irvine in support of a new materials research science and engineering center. UCI is one of three MRSECs newly funded by the NSF in 2020, joining 16 other existing centers at leading research institutions in the United States.

Released: 14-Jul-2020 12:55 PM EDT
Wake Forest Baptist Health, iQ Healthtech™ Labs Launch Drone Delivery Service with UPS Flight Forward
Wake Forest Baptist Health

Wake Forest Baptist Health and its healthtech business enterprise operated through the Innovation Quarter, iQ Healthtech Labs, today launched a drone delivery service operated by UPS and its subsidiary, UPS Flight Forward (UPSFF) at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Newswise: Brain Cancer: UVA IDs Gene Responsible for Deadly Glioblastoma
Released: 14-Jul-2020 12:55 PM EDT
Brain Cancer: UVA IDs Gene Responsible for Deadly Glioblastoma
University of Virginia Health System

The discovery of the oncogene responsible for glioblastoma could be the brain tumor's Achilles' heel, one researcher says.

Released: 14-Jul-2020 12:50 PM EDT
Links between video games and gambling run deeper than previously thought, study reveals
University of York

A range of video game practices have potentially dangerous links to problem gambling, a study has revealed.

Newswise: Story Tips From Johns Hopkins Experts on COVID-19
Released: 14-Jul-2020 12:40 PM EDT
Story Tips From Johns Hopkins Experts on COVID-19
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Sharon Tapp, who worked as a nurse case manager at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, D.C., started experiencing sudden body weakness, chest pain, a high temperature and headache on March 18. Concerned, she went to her local urgent care center to find out what was wrong. They told her that these symptoms were flu-like, tested her for the coronavirus and told her to quarantine for 14 days. After five days and no difference in the presentation of her symptoms, the urgent care team contacted Sharon, letting her know that she tested positive for coronavirus and recommending that she go to the emergency department. Sharon’s family took her to Johns Hopkins Medicine’s Suburban Hospital. Because her condition worsened while at Suburban, she was transferred to The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore within 10 days of being admitted to Suburban Hospital.

Released: 14-Jul-2020 12:05 PM EDT
National Glaucoma Research Foundation Survey Reveals Glaucoma Patients’ Experiences and Concerns During COVID-19 Pandemic
Glaucoma Research Foundation

National survey finds appointment delays and cancellations were the greatest cause of concern; waiting for in-person appointments is greatly preferred over telemedicine.

Released: 14-Jul-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Loss of a co-twin linked to heightened psychiatric risk
eLife

The death of a twin, especially earlier in life, can increase the risk of their surviving twin being diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder, finds a new study published today in eLife.

Newswise: Umbilical Cord Blood Successfully Treats Rare Genetic Disorders in Largest Study to Date
Released: 14-Jul-2020 11:45 AM EDT
Umbilical Cord Blood Successfully Treats Rare Genetic Disorders in Largest Study to Date
Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Infusing umbilical cord blood – a readily available source of stem cells – safely and effectively treated 44 children born with various non-cancerous genetic disorders, including sickle cell, thalassemia, Hunter syndrome, Krabbe disease, MLD, and an array of immune deficiencies.

Newswise: Customizable smart window technology could improve energy efficiency of buildings
Released: 14-Jul-2020 11:45 AM EDT
Customizable smart window technology could improve energy efficiency of buildings
Argonne National Laboratory

Scientists combined solar cell technology with a novel optimization approach to develop a smart window prototype that maximizes design across a wide range of criteria.

Newswise: Palliative Nursing’s Role During COVID-19 and Beyond
Released: 14-Jul-2020 11:35 AM EDT
Palliative Nursing’s Role During COVID-19 and Beyond
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

As a rapid influx of patients overwhelmed health systems during the coronavirus pandemic, palliative nurses played dual roles supporting patients, patient families, and colleagues. Two researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) are among those detailing the important role palliative care has in responding during the COVID-19 pandemic and in future public health crises.

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Released: 14-Jul-2020 11:20 AM EDT
New study shows SARS-CoV-2 viral load peaks in the early stages of disease
Elsevier

In a retrospective study, investigators from New York University Langone Health found that the quantity of SARS-CoV-2 (viral load) collected from patients in the emergency department is significantly higher in patients with fewer or milder symptoms who did not require hospitalization--the opposite of what might be expected.

Released: 14-Jul-2020 11:10 AM EDT
AMIGOS and Tufts University launch virtual gap semester
Tufts University

Amigos de las Américas (AMIGOS) and Tufts University's Tisch College of Civic Life are proud to announce a new virtual gap experience for high school graduates: the Civic Action Gap Semester.

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Released: 14-Jul-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Gemini Observatory’s Quick Reflexes Capture Fleeting Flash
NSF’s National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory

Rapid follow-up of the optical afterglow from one of the most distant confirmed short gamma-ray bursts (SGRB), thought to be the merger of two neutron stars, is casting new light on these enigmatic objects. The observations, made by the international Gemini Observatory, a Program of NSF’s NOIRLab, confirmed the object’s distance and placed it squarely in the epoch of cosmic high noon, when the Universe was in its “teenage years” and rapidly forming stars. The appearance of an SGRB so early in the history of the Universe could alter theories about their origin, in particular how long it takes two neutron stars to merge to produce these powerful events. Precisely-localized SGRBs are rare, typically only 7–8 are detected per year, and this is the most distant high-confidence SGRB with an optical afterglow detection.

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Released: 14-Jul-2020 11:00 AM EDT
Roswell Park Studies Highlight Emerging Treatment Options for Neuroendocrine Tumors
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Two new studies led by Renuka Iyer, MD, Section Chief for Gastrointestinal Oncology at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, highlight possible new treatment options for patients with neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) — a rare and hard-to-treat cancer.

13-Jul-2020 2:20 PM EDT
Gut bacteria protect against mosquito-borne viral illness
Washington University in St. Louis

A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found that mice infected with Chikungunya virus get less sick and are less likely to transmit the virus to mosquitoes if they have healthy gut microbiomes.

Newswise: “Knock Codes” For Smartphone Security Are Easily Predicted, Researchers Say
Released: 14-Jul-2020 10:45 AM EDT
“Knock Codes” For Smartphone Security Are Easily Predicted, Researchers Say
George Washington University

Smartphone owners who unlock their devices with knock codes aren't as safe as they think, according to new research.

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Newswise: International Year of Sound Virtual Speaker Series Begins with Music
Released: 14-Jul-2020 10:05 AM EDT
International Year of Sound Virtual Speaker Series Begins with Music
Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

The Acoustical Society of America is hosting a series of experts to talk about how sounds affect everyone in different ways as part of the celebration of the International Year of Sound. The series features acoustic scientists from a range of backgrounds who will stimulate the understanding of the important role that sound plays in all aspects of our society. Three acoustic experts will be making their presentations virtually, and ASA encourages media, scientists, audio enthusiasts, students, educators and families to tune in. All events are open to the public, and admission is free.

Newswise: Public Engagement grant awardees bring science to diverse groups
Released: 14-Jul-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Public Engagement grant awardees bring science to diverse groups
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

The seven winners of the American Society for Cell Biology’s 2020 Public Engagement Grant Awards have created programs that share the wonder of science with vulnerable populations, such as people experiencing homelessness, the incarcerated, or refugees.

Newswise: Hackensack Meridian CDI has Struck a COVID-19 Research Collaboration with Merck
Released: 14-Jul-2020 10:00 AM EDT
Hackensack Meridian CDI has Struck a COVID-19 Research Collaboration with Merck
Hackensack Meridian Health

The CDI will work with Merck to identify candidate treatments for the still-spreading pandemic.

Released: 14-Jul-2020 9:55 AM EDT
Jaad Ranks No. 1 Among Dermatology Journals
American Academy of Dermatology

The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology is the top peer-reviewed journal in its field, according to the 2019 impact factor rankings recently published by the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) Web of Science Group.

Released: 14-Jul-2020 9:45 AM EDT
MD Anderson and Sanofi announce strategic collaboration to accelerate oncology research and development
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Sanofi today announced a five-year strategic collaboration to accelerate the development of investigational treatments, including targeted and immune therapies, for patients with cancer.


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