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Study finds gender differences in active learning classrooms
Cornell University

Men participated more in an active learning course in science, technology, engineering and math, while women reported lower perceptions of their scientific abilities, were more aware of gender identity and more likely to feel judged based on gender, a new Cornell-led study has found.

Newswise: Peering into Functioning Batteries with Sooyeon Hwang
Released: 1-Jun-2020 1:35 PM EDT
Peering into Functioning Batteries with Sooyeon Hwang
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Using electron microscopes, Hwang—a materials scientist at Brookhaven Lab's Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN)—characterizes the structure and chemistry of operating battery electrode materials.

Released: 1-Jun-2020 1:35 PM EDT
Governor Pataki Shares Vision With Students For Overcoming COVID-19 Crisis, Tough Job Market
CFES Brilliant Pathways

Few people have the experience of leading a country out of a crisis as significant as the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. George Pataki, who was the governor of New York on September 11, is one of them. He shared his vision for how America can recover from the pandemic during a May 29 CFES Brilliant Pathways webinar

Released: 1-Jun-2020 1:35 PM EDT
Monitoring Environmental Exposures in Dogs Could be Early Warning System for Human Health
North Carolina State University

Man’s best friend may also be man’s best bet for figuring out how environmental chemicals could impact our health.

Released: 1-Jun-2020 1:30 PM EDT
NYU Langone Among First to Enroll Patients In Clinical Trial for COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody Treatment
NYU Langone Health

The first patients were treated as part of a clinical trial testing whether an antibody therapy can safely reduce COVID-19 disease severity. The experimental treatment consists of identical copies of an antibody, a blood protein related to those that occur naturally as part of the human immune system, researchers say.

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Released: 1-Jun-2020 1:05 PM EDT
COVID-19 session to kick off ENDO Online 2020
Endocrine Society

ENDO Online 2020—the Endocrine Society’s largest-ever meeting—will open with a panel discussion exploring the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the endocrinology field.

1-Jun-2020 10:25 AM EDT
Exercise Levels Can Help Doctors Predict Risk of Heart Disease and Death Among Older Adults
Mount Sinai Health System

Asking elderly patients how much they exercise can help predict their risk of heart disease and death, Mount Sinai and collaborative researchers say.

Newswise: Measuring Climate Change
Released: 1-Jun-2020 12:35 PM EDT
Measuring Climate Change
University of Delaware

University of Delaware professor Wei-Jun Cai teamed with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists, as well as professors and professionals from numerous research institutes, to conduct an in-depth study that looks at carbon dioxide uptake and ocean acidification in the coastal oceans of North America.

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Released: 1-Jun-2020 12:05 PM EDT
UNH Space Science Center Offers Out of This World Experience
University of New Hampshire

Scientists from the University of New Hampshire’s Space Science Center will use a $4.6 million grant from NASA to create the Student Collaboration Project that will offer a diverse group of college students from across the country hands-on research experience designing and building small satellites that will be launched into outer space and collect data for one of NASA’s space missions.

Released: 1-Jun-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Metabolite Analysis of ALS Patient Blood Plasma Could Reveal, Rule Out, Possible Biomarkers for Disease
North Carolina State University

High-throughput analysis of blood plasma could aid in identification of diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

28-May-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Dieting? Studies Weigh In on Opportunities and Risks
American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Get the latest research findings on fad diets, losing weight and healthful eating at NUTRITION 2020 LIVE ONLINE, a virtual conference featuring leading nutrition experts from around the world.

28-May-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Study Pinpoints Top Sources of Empty Calories for Children and Teens
American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

A new study of children and teens found that more than 25% of the calories they consume were considered empty.

28-May-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Researchers Identify Seasonal Peaks for Foodborne Infections
American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Using a newly developed approach, researchers have identified seasonal peaks for foodborne infections that could be used to optimize the timing and location of food inspections.

28-May-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Playing Video Games Linked with Unhealthy Behaviors for College Men
American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Results from a new study suggest that college men who play video games tend to exercise less and have poorer eating habits compared to non-gamers.

28-May-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Eating Whole Grains Could Help Lower Diabetes Risk
American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

A new analysis of more than 200,000 people found that eating high-quality carbohydrates, such as whole grains, was associated with a lower risk for type 2 diabetes.

28-May-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Do Warning Labels Help People Choose Healthier Drinks?
American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Warning labels on sugary drinks lead to healthier drink choices, according to new analysis of more than 20 studies examining these warnings.

Released: 1-Jun-2020 11:55 AM EDT
Female college students more affected academically by high alcohol use than men
Binghamton University, State University of New York

Female college students appear to be more affected by high alcohol use than men, which may lead to less interest in academics, according to new research including by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Released: 1-Jun-2020 11:45 AM EDT
Study: Paper-thin gallium oxide transistor handles more than 8,000 volts
University at Buffalo

In a study published in the June edition of IEEE Electron Device Letters, University at Buffalo electrical engineers describe how a gallium oxide transistor they created can handle more than 8,000 volts. The transistor could lead to smaller and more efficient electronic systems that control and convert electric power in electric cars, locomotives and airplanes. In turn, this could help improve how far these vehicles can travel.

Newswise: Eighth Annual Cancer Immunotherapy Month™ in June Celebrates Progress in Treatment and Advances in Research
Released: 1-Jun-2020 11:40 AM EDT
Eighth Annual Cancer Immunotherapy Month™ in June Celebrates Progress in Treatment and Advances in Research
Cancer Research Institute

June is Cancer Immunotherapy Month, a 30-day awareness campaign started by the Cancer Research Institute eight years ago to educate, inform, and inspire the global community of patients, caregivers, scientists, donors, and other cancer-concerned individuals and organizations.

Released: 1-Jun-2020 11:30 AM EDT
Simulations Indicate Heightened Risks When Pandemic and Hurricane Season Overlap
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

As coastal communities prepare for the possibility of hurricanes this summer and fall, they are doing so amid the uncertain landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic — a crisis that has already taxed health care systems, governments, and supply chains. A faculty and student team at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has been modeling how the combined disasters may make community recovery vastly more difficult. What they have found serves as a stark warning to policymakers preparing for hurricane season.

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29-May-2020 3:05 PM EDT
Now Complete, Telescope Instrument is Poised to Begin Its Search for Answers About Dark Energy
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Even as the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, or DESI, lies dormant within a telescope dome on a mountaintop in Arizona, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the DESI project has moved forward in reaching the final formal approval milestone prior to startup.

28-May-2020 5:40 PM EDT
Study in Chinese doctors shows mental toll of caring in the time of COVID-19
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

They worked in hospitals hundreds of miles from the epicenter of COVID-19. But hundreds of young Chinese doctors in a new study still experienced a sharp drop in mood, a rise in depression and anxiety symptoms, and a doubling of their fear of workplace violence, in the first month of the coronavirus pandemic.

28-May-2020 1:05 PM EDT
People with Type 1 Diabetes Spend About $2,500 a Year in Health Care Costs
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Adults and children with type 1 diabetes will spend an average of $2,500 a year out-of-pocket for health care - but insulin isn't always the biggest expense - new research suggests

Newswise:Video Embedded sea-snail-human-insulin-hybrid-could-lead-to-better-diabetes-treatments
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28-May-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Sea Snail, Human Insulin Hybrid Could Lead to Better Diabetes Treatments
University of Utah Health

Nearly a century after insulin was discovered, an international team of researchers including University of Utah Health scientists report that they have developed the world’s smallest, fully functional version of the hormone, one that combines the potency of human insulin with the fast-acting potential of a venom insulin produced by predatory cone snails. The finding, based on animal studies, could jumpstart the development of insulin treatments capable of improving the lives of those with diabetes.

Released: 1-Jun-2020 10:00 AM EDT
Modified ACL Reconstruction Technique in High-Risk Adolescent Athletes Shows Promising Results
Hospital for Special Surgery

An emerging surgical technique added to the standard anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction in high-risk adolescent athletes resulted in zero re-tears and zero graft failures after a minimum follow-up of two years, according to preliminary results from patients who were treated at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). These results, from 28 patients under age 20, are the first to emerge from a larger study currently in progress. This study is available online as part of the AAOS 2020 Virtual Education Experience.

Released: 1-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Names New National Media Spokespeople for 2020-2023
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, has appointed five registered dietitian nutritionists to three-year terms as media spokespeople and reappointed eight spokespeople to another term.

Released: 1-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT
First-of-its-Kind Personalized 'COVID-19 Risk Score' Launches to Enable Safer Re-opening and Return to Work Plans
Coriell Life Sciences

Coriell Life Sciences is rolling out a new tool in the fight against COVID-19: personalized COVID-19 Risk Scores designed to enable safer re-opening and return to work plans (especially given the recent release of the CDC guidelines for re-opening).

Newswise: SLUCare Launches Neighborhood Virtual Visits
Released: 1-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT
SLUCare Launches Neighborhood Virtual Visits
Saint Louis University Medical Center

SLUCare, the academic medical practice of Saint Louis University, is launching a program designed to help those without home internet or smartphones access telehealth services. The Neighborhood Virtual Visit program will connect patients to SLUCare medical providers from a telehealth hub at a participating area church.

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Released: 1-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Names 2020-2021 Board of Directors
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

CHICAGO – Nineteen national leaders in nutrition, health and business will serve as the 2020-2021 Board of Directors of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Newswise: June 2020 Issue of Neurosurgical Focus: Pituitary Tumors
Released: 1-Jun-2020 8:45 AM EDT
June 2020 Issue of Neurosurgical Focus: Pituitary Tumors
Journal of Neurosurgery

The June issue of Neurosurgical Focus (Vol. 48, No. 6 [thejns.org/toc/foc/48/6]) addresses the present and future status of the management of pituitary tumors.

28-May-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Experts Debate Saturated Fat Consumption Guidelines for Americans
American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Should public health guidelines recommend reducing saturated fat consumption as much as possible? Nutrition experts are tackling that controversial question head-on in a new series of papers outlining key points of agreement—and disagreement—in how to interpret the evidence and inform health guidelines.

Released: 1-Jun-2020 8:05 AM EDT
COVID-19 in People Living with HIV
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers expert explains why COVID-19 pandemic poses additional difficulties, risks to people with HIV

Newswise: These flexible feet help robots walk faster
Released: 1-Jun-2020 8:00 AM EDT
These flexible feet help robots walk faster
University of California San Diego

Roboticists at the University of California San Diego have developed flexible feet that can help robots walk up to 40 percent faster on uneven terrain such as pebbles and wood chips. The work has applications for search-and-rescue missions as well as space exploration.

Newswise: Your Cancer Care is too Important to Wait
Released: 1-Jun-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Your Cancer Care is too Important to Wait
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Minimizing your exposure to COVID-19 doesn’t require sacrificing cancer care or preventive services. Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and RWJBarnabas Health are taking extra precautions to ensure that patients can continue to receive exceptional care close to home.

Newswise: What’s being done to restore wetlands?
Released: 1-Jun-2020 8:00 AM EDT
What’s being done to restore wetlands?
American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Restoration projects bring back the ecological and societal benefits of wetland ecosystems

28-May-2020 11:35 AM EDT
Lessening water quality problems caused by hurricane-related flooding
American Chemical Society (ACS)

June 1 is the start of hurricane season in the Atlantic, with flooding often the most damaging effect of tropical storms. Now, in ACS’ Environmental Science & Technology, researchers study water quality impacts of two recent hurricanes in North Carolina and suggest interventions to protect susceptible areas.

Newswise: Queen’s launch global survey on children’s views and experiences of ‘Life under Coronavirus’
Released: 1-Jun-2020 6:05 AM EDT
Queen’s launch global survey on children’s views and experiences of ‘Life under Coronavirus’
Queen's University Belfast

The Centre for Children’s Rights at Queen’s has launched a global survey for children and young people (aged 8-17 years) to get their views and experiences of ‘Life under Coronavirus’.

Newswise: Making matter out of light: high-power laser simulations point the way
Released: 1-Jun-2020 6:00 AM EDT
Making matter out of light: high-power laser simulations point the way
University of California San Diego

Engineers at UC San Diego developed a set of simulations involving high-power lasers that could help us recreate the transformation of light into matter, and better understand what happened at the very beginning of the universe.

Newswise: Killing Coronavirus with UV Light
31-May-2020 11:05 PM EDT
Killing Coronavirus with UV Light
Penn State Materials Research Institute

A personal, handheld device emitting high intensity ultraviolet light to disinfect areas by killing the Corona virus is now feasible, according to researchers at Penn State, the University of Minnesota and two Japanese universities.

Newswise: Editorial: Pandemic Puts Spotlight on Front-line Clinicians
28-May-2020 3:00 PM EDT
Editorial: Pandemic Puts Spotlight on Front-line Clinicians
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

In “A Tribute to Frontline Health Care Professionals During the COVID-19 Pandemic,” Annette Bourgault, editor of Critical Care Nurse, offers her personal and professional appreciation for the dedicated clinicians in acute and critical care.


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