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David Eccles School of Business launches virtual blockchain curriculum to drive digital literacy, adoption of blockchain technology
University of Utah, David Eccles School of Business

The David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah is set to create the next generation of digitally literate students who understand the world of blockchain technology. EY is helping in the development and delivery of the course.

Released: 29-Sep-2020 5:30 PM EDT
American Dental Hygienists’ Association Teams Up with Colgate for National Dental Hygiene Month
American Dental Hygienists' Association

October is National Dental Hygiene Month, and ADHA and Colgate have partnered to celebrate dental hygienists.

Newswise: Aquatic hitchhikers: Using mobile technology to predict invasive species transmission
Released: 29-Sep-2020 5:20 PM EDT
Aquatic hitchhikers: Using mobile technology to predict invasive species transmission
University of Washington

A new University of Washington study uses passive data from a fishing technology company to model the movement of anglers and predict where aquatic invasive species may be spreading.

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Released: 29-Sep-2020 4:50 PM EDT
World’s First ‘Pathoconnectome’ Could Point Toward New Treatments for Neurodegenerative Diseases
University of Utah Health

Scientists from the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah have achieved another first in the field of connectomics, which studies the synaptic connections between neurons. The National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded lab has produced the first pathoconnectome, showing how eye disease alters retinal circuitry.

Newswise: Eccles School Launches Postdoctoral Program in Entrepreneurship & Strategy
Released: 29-Sep-2020 4:45 PM EDT
Eccles School Launches Postdoctoral Program in Entrepreneurship & Strategy
University of Utah, David Eccles School of Business

The Department of Entrepreneurship & Strategy at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business launched a new postdoctoral fellowship program with the hire of Maria Kurakina, a young scholar with a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, Haas School of Business.

Released: 29-Sep-2020 4:35 PM EDT
Study supports airborne spread of COVID-19 indoors
University of Georgia

New research from the University of Georgia supports growing evidence for airborne transmission of COVID-19 in enclosed spaces.

Newswise: FSU physicist named American Physical Society Fellow
Released: 29-Sep-2020 4:35 PM EDT
FSU physicist named American Physical Society Fellow
Florida State University

A Florida State University faculty member has been named a 2020 Fellow of the American Physical Society. Ingo Wiedenhöver, a professor at FSU’s Department of Physics in the College of Arts and Sciences, was selected for the distinction in recognition of his contributions to the field of physics.

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Released: 29-Sep-2020 4:30 PM EDT
Smart cruise control steers drivers toward better decisions
Michigan Technological University

Smart cruise control, better human decisions. Michigan Tech engineers study how cars and trucks move cooperatively on the road, respond to each other’s environmental sensors and react as a group to lessen traffic jams and protect the humans inside.

Released: 29-Sep-2020 4:05 PM EDT
Experts ready to provide insight on 2020 elections
Florida State University

By: Mark Blackwell Thomas | Published: September 29, 2020 | 3:51 pm | SHARE: With the 2020 election cycle in full swing, American voters find themselves with no shortage of issues to consider when deciding which candidate has earned the right to help tackle them. Racial unrest, historic wildfires and a pandemic that’s infected millions and led to 200,000 American deaths are among the factors shaping an electorate that’s polarized like never before.

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Released: 29-Sep-2020 3:50 PM EDT
WashU Expert: Withholding federal funds from ‘anarchist jurisdictions’ violates Constitution
Washington University in St. Louis

The U.S. Department of Justice Sept. 21 issued a list of “anarchist jurisdictions,” pursuant to an order from President Donald Trump to review federal funding for cities where violence or vandalism has occurred adjacent to protests.If the Trump administration withholds federal funds from these jurisdictions based on the “anarchist” designation, that withholding of funds would violate the Constitution in at least two ways, says a Constitutional law expert at Washington University in St.

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Released: 29-Sep-2020 3:35 PM EDT
Conversation quickly spreads droplets inside buildings
Princeton University School of Engineering and Applied Science

With implications for the transmission of diseases like COVID-19, researchers have found that ordinary conversation creates a conical 'jet-like' airflow that quickly carries a spray of tiny droplets from a speaker's mouth across meters of an interior space.

Newswise: Lost in Transition: Sickle Cell Clinic Helps Adults Continue Care
Released: 29-Sep-2020 3:25 PM EDT
Lost in Transition: Sickle Cell Clinic Helps Adults Continue Care
University of California San Diego Health

Networking California for Sickle Cell Care Initiative supports expansion of San Diego’s only adult sickle cell disease clinic at UC San Diego Health which offers child-to-adult transition health services to patients like Vanessa Hughes.

Released: 29-Sep-2020 3:05 PM EDT
Can Mobile Technology Offer New Pathways to Improve Recovery For Patients Who Experience Serious Traumatic Injuries?
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Serious traumatic injuries are a health event that can begin a trajectory toward chronic health and social challenges. Research on patient outcomes following traumatic injuries establishes the pervasive nature of injuries’ long-term consequences in physical, psychological, social and economic well-being, which may persist months and even years after an injury hospitalization. In light of this research, emerging interventions have targeted enhanced and coordinated healthcare services to support recovery and address patients’ long-term rehabilitative needs.

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Released: 29-Sep-2020 3:05 PM EDT
Marine biodiversity reshuffles under warmer and sea ice-free Pacific Arctic
Hokkaido University

Climate warming will alter marine community compositions as species are expected to shift poleward, significantly impacting the Arctic marine ecosystem.

Newswise: Exosome treatment improves recovery from heart attacks in a preclinical study
Released: 29-Sep-2020 3:05 PM EDT
Exosome treatment improves recovery from heart attacks in a preclinical study
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Research in pigs shows that using the exosomes naturally produced from a mix of heart muscle, endothelial and smooth muscle cells — all derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells — yields regenerative benefits equivalent to the injected human induced pluripotent stem cell-cardiac cells.

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Released: 29-Sep-2020 2:50 PM EDT
Where do certified geographic information systems professionals work?
South Dakota State University

A study on the characteristics and geographical distribution of those who have obtained GIS professional certification will help students and educators.

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Released: 29-Sep-2020 2:40 PM EDT
Second alignment plane of solar system discovered
National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS)

A study of comet motions indicates that the Solar System has a second alignment plane.

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Released: 29-Sep-2020 2:25 PM EDT
VirScan offers new insights into COVID-19 antibody response
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

A tool designed to detect viral history in a drop of blood has gotten an upgrade in the age of COVID-19.

Released: 29-Sep-2020 2:15 PM EDT
Students used their mobile phones for over 8 hours a day during lockdown
University of Seville

A recent study published by researchers from the University of Seville shows that university students make excessive use of their mobile phones.

24-Sep-2020 9:40 AM EDT
New Mechanism for Anti-Infection Effects of Dietary Fiber
PLOS

New research in mice has uncovered a previously unknown interaction between molecules derived from dietary fiber and an immune cell protein, which triggers protection against infection with Salmonella bacteria.

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Released: 29-Sep-2020 1:50 PM EDT
In a field where smaller is better, researchers discover the world's tiniest antibodies
University of Bath

Researchers at the University of Bath in the UK and biopharma company UCB have found a way to produce miniaturised antibodies, opening the way for a potential new class of treatments for diseases.

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Released: 29-Sep-2020 1:40 PM EDT
Violent Video Games and Aggression: The Connection Is Dubious, at Best
Association for Psychological Science

A recent reanalysis published in the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science finds no clear link between video game violence and aggression in children.

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Released: 29-Sep-2020 1:35 PM EDT
New woodlands can help reduce flooding risk within 15 years
University of Plymouth

The planting of woodlands in upland areas could play a significant role in preventing the flash flooding which has increasingly affected communities across the world in recent years.

Released: 29-Sep-2020 1:15 PM EDT
New genetic knowledge on the causes of severe COVID-19
Aarhus University

Worldwide, otherwise healthy adolescents and young people without underlying conditions are sometimes severely affected by COVID-19, with the viral infection in the worst cases quickly becoming life-threatening. But why is this happening?

Released: 29-Sep-2020 1:05 PM EDT
American Society of Retina Specialists Launches Retina Health for Life Podcast
American Society of Retina Specialists

The American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) today announced the launch of a new audio and video podcast series providing consumers with critical information about the signs, symptoms and risk factors of retina disease and the importance of seeing a retina specialist for specialized care.

Released: 29-Sep-2020 12:50 PM EDT
Can the common cold help protect you from COVID-19?
University of Rochester Medical Center

Seasonal colds are by all accounts no fun, but new research suggests the colds you've had in the past may provide some protection from COVID-19.

Released: 29-Sep-2020 12:35 PM EDT
DHS Awards $1.96M to Small Businesses to Develop Network Modeling Tools for Risk Assessment
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

Two U.S. small businesses were awarded a total of $1.96 million in funding through the DHS SBIR Program to develop tools that will support dynamic network modeling for risk management to emergency communication networks.

Released: 29-Sep-2020 12:25 PM EDT
Sensational COVID-19 communication erodes confidence in science
Cornell University

Scientists, policymakers and the media should acknowledge inherent uncertainties in epidemiological models projecting the spread of COVID-19 and avoid “catastrophizing” worst-case scenarios, according to new research from Cornell University.

Released: 29-Sep-2020 12:15 PM EDT
Migrations research highlights human impacts on environment
Cornell University

Cornell University ecologists Aaron Rice and Amanda Rodewald are part of a cross-disciplinary effort to understand how human impacts and activities affect animals – from small birds to the largest whales – and the ecosystems we all share.

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Newswise: Fermilab scientists selected as APS fellows
Released: 29-Sep-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Fermilab scientists selected as APS fellows
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

Three Fermilab scientists have been selected 2020 fellows of the American Physical Society, a distinction awarded each year to no more than one-half of 1 percent of current APS members by their peers.

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Released: 29-Sep-2020 11:50 AM EDT
Achieving clean air for all is possible
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

A new study shows that it is possible to achieve clean air worldwide with fundamental transformations of today’s practices in many sectors, supported by strong political will.

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Released: 29-Sep-2020 11:45 AM EDT
Feeling stressed or down in a world with COVID? Try this writing tool
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A new expressive writing tool allows people to put their thoughts and feelings into words to help relieve stress and anxiety. Participants are given a prompt and directed to write for 5-10 minutes, expressing their deepest thoughts and feelings. A computer analyzes keywords and tone to provide feedback.

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Newswise: A Multishot Lensless Camera Could Aid Disease Diagnosis
Released: 29-Sep-2020 11:25 AM EDT
A Multishot Lensless Camera Could Aid Disease Diagnosis
Penn State Materials Research Institute

A new type of imaging that does not require a lens and uses reconfigurable particle-based masks to take multiple shots of an object is being developed by researchers at Penn State.

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Newswise: Center for Nanoscale Science Renewed at $18 Million for Six Years
Released: 29-Sep-2020 11:20 AM EDT
Center for Nanoscale Science Renewed at $18 Million for Six Years
Penn State Materials Research Institute

Penn State's Materials Research Science and Engineering Center has successfully renewed NSF funding for six more years.

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