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Released: 18-Sep-2020 4:50 PM EDT
Claim linking Joe Biden to Social Security taxes is misleading
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Posts widely shared on social media suggest that Joe Biden is responsible for taxes on Social Security in 1983. Those posts mislead on the details.

Released: 18-Sep-2020 4:25 PM EDT
Ten minutes of massage or rest will help your body fight stress
University of Konstanz

Allowing yourself a few minutes of downtime significantly boosts mental and physical relaxation.

Newswise: How to Keep Children Safe from COVID-19 this Fall
Released: 18-Sep-2020 4:15 PM EDT
How to Keep Children Safe from COVID-19 this Fall
Rush University Medical Center

With the new school year started and autumn approaching, Colleen Nash, MD, MPH, Rush University Medical Center, pediatric infectious disease specialist, answers questions parents may have about keeping children safe from COVID, social distancing in the classroom and celebrating Halloween.

Released: 18-Sep-2020 4:05 PM EDT
Claims circulating on social media stating that the common cold or flu can be mistaken for COVID-19 are misleading
Newswise

The claims rely on the faulty assumption that there is no method to distinguish COVID-19 from the common cold and the flu.

Newswise: Global first in mixed-reality education during COVID-19 pandemic
Released: 18-Sep-2020 4:05 PM EDT
Global first in mixed-reality education during COVID-19 pandemic
Case Western Reserve University

The developers of Case Western Reserve University’s signature HoloAnatomy mixed-reality software for the Microsoft HoloLens knew they were likely achieving a global first this Spring when they quickly pivoted to the first-ever, all-remote anatomy course when the COVID-19 pandemic kept 185 first-year medical students from coming to campus. Now, they have data reporting that an overwhelming majority of those students across the U.S. and Canada not only preferred the remote course, but believe they can effectively learn anatomy via the mixed-reality application.

Released: 18-Sep-2020 3:35 PM EDT
After developing CRISPR test, UConn researchers validate clinical feasibility for COVID-19 testing
University of Connecticut

In March, researchers in the Department of Biomedical Engineering-- a shared department in the schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine, and Engineering--began to develop a new, low-cost, CRISPR-based diagnostic platform to detect infectious diseases, including HIV virus, the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2).

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Released: 18-Sep-2020 3:10 PM EDT
Blowin' in the wind
University of Utah

University of Utah chemical engineers have conducted an air flow study of the venue that the Utah Symphony performs in to determine the best ways to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 through the emissions of wind instrument players.

Released: 18-Sep-2020 3:10 PM EDT
Key Partners Mark Launch of Electron-Ion Collider Project
Brookhaven National Laboratory

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Undersecretary for Science Paul Dabbar, leaders from DOE’s Brookhaven National Laboratory (Brookhaven Lab) and Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab), and elected officials from New York State and Virginia today commemorated the start of the Electron-Ion Collider project.

Newswise: Heavy rainfall drives a third of nitrogen runoff, according to new study
Released: 18-Sep-2020 3:00 PM EDT
Heavy rainfall drives a third of nitrogen runoff, according to new study
Iowa State University

Extreme rain events that occur on nine days a year drive around a third of all nitrogen yields on farmland in the Mississippi River basin, according to a new study. The research could inform how and when farmers apply nitrogen fertilizer to their fields and has environmental implications for the hypoxic zone in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Released: 18-Sep-2020 2:50 PM EDT
Study links rising stress, depression in U.S. to pandemic-related losses, media consumption
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., Sept. 18, 2020 – Experiencing multiple stressors triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic – such as unemployment – and COVID-19-related media consumption are directly linked to rising acute stress and depressive symptoms across the U.S., according to a groundbreaking University of California, Irvine study. The report appears in Science Advances, published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Newswise: Faculty Receives Grant to Develop Method That Will Integrate Biomedical Gene Expression Data
Released: 18-Sep-2020 2:45 PM EDT
Faculty Receives Grant to Develop Method That Will Integrate Biomedical Gene Expression Data
Rutgers School of Public Health

Rutgers School of Public Health assistant professor, Wei (Vivian) Li, has received a Busch Biomedical Grant to develop a statistical method and software package that will integrate single-cell level gene expression data from multiple patients, studies, and technological platforms to understand disease-associated cell types and RNA contents, helping researchers develop personalized treatments.

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Released: 18-Sep-2020 2:35 PM EDT
Michigan Medicine Team Separates Conjoined Twins at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Doctors have successfully separated one-year-old conjoined twins at Michigan Medicine C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. The nearly 11-hour surgery, which is the first of its kind at Mott, involved a team of more than two dozen doctors, nurses and other specialists who spent months preparing for the complex procedure.

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Released: 18-Sep-2020 1:55 PM EDT
Ancient human footprints in Saudi Arabia give glimpse of Arabian ecology 120000 years ago
Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History

Situated between Africa and Eurasia, the Arabian Peninsula is an important yet understudied region for understanding human evolution across the continents.

Released: 18-Sep-2020 1:25 PM EDT
Private health insurers paid hospitals 247% of what medicare would
RAND Corporation

Prices paid to hospitals nationally during 2018 by privately insured patients averaged 247% of what Medicare would have paid, with wide variation in prices among states, according to a new RAND Corporation study.

Newswise: ICEBERG tests future neutrino detector systems with 'beautiful' results
Released: 18-Sep-2020 1:20 PM EDT
ICEBERG tests future neutrino detector systems with 'beautiful' results
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

Scientists are testing the components and systems for the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, hosted by Fermilab, with other liquid-argon particle detectors. One such detector is ICEBERG, which is over 10,000 times smaller than DUNE will be. ICEBERG’s measurements are providing insight for future neutrino experiments.

Newswise: Naturally Occurring Radiation Limits Superconducting Qubit Coherence Times
Released: 18-Sep-2020 1:00 PM EDT
Naturally Occurring Radiation Limits Superconducting Qubit Coherence Times
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Two new experiments have demonstrated the correlation between natural radiation levels and the duration of qubit coherence. If radiation cannot be mitigated, it will limit the coherence time of qubits to a few milliseconds.

Newswise: UHN features Apple Watch in a new study to advance remote management of heart failure
Released: 18-Sep-2020 12:55 PM EDT
UHN features Apple Watch in a new study to advance remote management of heart failure
University Health Network (UHN)

The Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research, at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre (University Health Network) are collaborating with Apple, Inc., to give heart failure patients even more control over their health, and usher in a new era of remote monitoring possibilities.

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Released: 18-Sep-2020 12:40 PM EDT
Solar storm forecasts for Earth improved with help from the public
University of Reading

Solar storm analysis carried out by an army of citizen scientists has helped researchers devise a new and more accurate way of forecasting when Earth will be hit by harmful space weather.

Released: 18-Sep-2020 12:35 PM EDT
Federal Reserve Short-Term Funding Markets Conference Set For Sept. 25
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Maryland Smith and the Federal Reserve Board co-host a webinar to explore short-term funding markets that are experiencing funding stress and investor runs amid COVID-19 market turmoil.

Released: 18-Sep-2020 12:25 PM EDT
Examining the science of stuttering, from childhood into adulthood
University of Delaware

Like presidential candidate Joe Biden, researcher Evan Usler has used his personal experience to help those with speech disorders. Usler studies motor speech and fluency disorders, including stuttering.

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Released: 18-Sep-2020 12:20 PM EDT
Raids and bloody rituals among ancient steppe nomads
University of Bern

Ancient historiographers described steppe nomads as violent people dedicated to warfare and plundering.

Released: 18-Sep-2020 12:05 PM EDT
DHS S&T Seeks Portable Radio Repeaters for Market Survey Analysis
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T is seeking solutions to the communications challenge of encountering weak radio or cellular coverage while conducting life-saving operations.

Released: 18-Sep-2020 11:55 AM EDT
Research Organizations Announce Joint Commitment to Advancing Scholarly Study of Racism
American Educational Research Association (AERA)

The American Educational Research Association (AERA), the Society of Research on Adolescence (SRA), and the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) have announced that they are jointly committing to advancing scholarly inquiry related to racism and its impact on education- and youth development-related settings, processes, and outcomes, and promoting the use and dissemination of this research and its practical application to serve the public good.

Released: 18-Sep-2020 11:35 AM EDT
Keeping students physically active online or in-person
Texas A&M University

A physical activity expert addresses ways to keep students active in this "new normal."

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Released: 18-Sep-2020 11:15 AM EDT
Why are some students forgotten in gifted education?
Texas A&M University

A Texas A&M expert looks at why some underrepresented students are forgotten in gifted education and how school districts can change that.

Released: 18-Sep-2020 11:10 AM EDT
Homework helpline launches for P-12 students
Texas A&M University

Students at Texas A&M are offering virtual tutoring sessions, free of charge, to students across the country.

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Potential new drug to mitigate SARS-CoV-2 infection consequences
University of Malaga

Scientists from the Department of Cell Biology of the University of Malaga (UMA) and the Andalusian Centre for Nanomedicine and Biotechnology (BIONAND) have made progress in finding new rapid implementation therapies to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, identifying a new drug that could prevent or mitigate the consequences derived from SARS-CoV-2 infection.

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Released: 18-Sep-2020 10:40 AM EDT
Most homemade masks are doing a great job, even when we sneeze, study finds
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Studies indicate that homemade masks help combat the spread of viruses like COVID-19 when combined with frequent hand-washing and physical distancing.

Released: 18-Sep-2020 10:25 AM EDT
FSU-led team earns National Science Foundation grant to study effects of heat waves on sea urchins
Florida State University

A team of researchers, led by a Florida State University biologist, has received a $1.1 million National Science Foundation grant to better understand how rapid and extreme warming events impact the reproduction of sea urchins.

Released: 18-Sep-2020 10:10 AM EDT
VLBA Makes First Direct Distance Measurement to Magnetar
National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Using the VLBA, astronomers have made the first direct geometric measurement of the distance to a magnetar. This precision measurement could help determine if such objects are responsible for generating the mysterious Fast Radio Bursts.

Newswise: Targeting the biggest cybersecurity threat to voting in the 2020 election
Released: 18-Sep-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Targeting the biggest cybersecurity threat to voting in the 2020 election
Tulane University

Voting is the staple of democracy and has been done in person in the United States since its founding. While the controversy over the integrity of mail-in votes continues, never in our country’s history has voting in person been more fraught with potential security risks that could alter the outcome.

Newswise: Not Your Average Refinery
Released: 18-Sep-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Not Your Average Refinery
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

PNNL researchers outline how to convert stranded biomass to sustainable fuel using electrochemical reduction reactions in mini-refineries powered by renewable energy.

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Newswise: USC Urology Experts Share Valuable Insight During Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Released: 18-Sep-2020 9:00 AM EDT
USC Urology Experts Share Valuable Insight During Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Keck Medicine of USC

Experts available to discuss guidelines and advancements in prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Released: 18-Sep-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Researchers tap AI to help individuals with autism in the workplace
Cornell University

The Yang-Tan Institute of Employment and Disability at Cornell University has joined a multi-institution team that has received a $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help create better job outcomes for people with autism spectrum disorder.


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