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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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Released: 18-Sep-2020 10:55 AM EDT
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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Newswise: Researchers to use wearable device to measure resident wellness, prevent burnout
Released: 18-Sep-2020 8:35 AM EDT
Researchers to use wearable device to measure resident wellness, prevent burnout
Penn State College of Medicine

Researchers at Penn State College of Medicine are conducting a study to determine if a wearable device can measure wellness and predict burnout among resident physicians. The results from the clinical trial could be used to develop targeted interventions for depression and burnout in graduate medical education.

Released: 18-Sep-2020 8:30 AM EDT
Immunotherapy Drug Development Pipeline Continues Significant Growth in 2020 Despite Global Pandemic Impact
Cancer Research Institute

Despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic across the globe, there has been a resurgence of interest in immuno-oncology (I-O) preclinical and clinical development, bringing hope to cancer patients and physicians who treat them.

Newswise: Biologists Create New Genetic Systems to Neutralize Gene Drives
16-Sep-2020 5:45 PM EDT
Biologists Create New Genetic Systems to Neutralize Gene Drives
University of California San Diego

Addressing concerns about gene drive releases in the wild, UC San Diego scientists and their colleagues have developed two new genetic systems that halt or eliminate gene drives after release. The details are published in the journal Molecular Cell.

Newswise: Going with the flow
Released: 18-Sep-2020 6:00 AM EDT
Going with the flow
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

LLNL researchers have created carbon nanotube (CNT) pores that are so efficient at removing salt from water that they are comparable to commercial desalination membranes. These tiny pores are just 0.8 nanometers in diameter. In comparison, a human hair is 60,000 nanometers across.

Released: 17-Sep-2020 5:50 PM EDT
AERA and OECD to Co-Host Webinar on Education Research Worldwide in a Covid and Post-Covid World
American Educational Research Association (AERA)

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) will co-host a webinar on “Education Research Worldwide in a Covid and Post-Covid World” at 9:30-11:00 am EDT Wednesday, September 23.

Newswise: Confronting Racism in Higher Education
Released: 17-Sep-2020 5:45 PM EDT
Confronting Racism in Higher Education
University of Utah

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) at the University of Utah is leading a collective call to action for truth, healing and the building of anti-racist campuses with the launch of Friday Forums on Racism in Higher Education.

Newswise: UC San Diego launches Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies program and minor, a welcome addition to campus
Released: 17-Sep-2020 5:35 PM EDT
UC San Diego launches Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies program and minor, a welcome addition to campus
University of California San Diego

UC San Diego will have a new program in Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies starting in fall, a long-awaited move that many students, faculty, staff and alumni have been eager to see. Offering cultural programming and the university’s very first minor in Asian American and Pacific Islander studies, the new program is housed in the Institute of Arts and Humanities, along with 14 additional programs.

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Released: 17-Sep-2020 5:20 PM EDT
Up to 15 inches of sea-level rise from ice sheets by 2100 predicted by international modeling collaboration
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos National Laboratory, working with three dozen other institutions from around the world, has helped to create the most accurate prediction of how melting ice in Antarctica and Greenland will contribute to global sea-level rise.

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Released: 17-Sep-2020 5:00 PM EDT
Be one of the first to read the October 2020 issue of the journal Diseases of the Colon and Rectum! Here are the editor's top picks
Diseases of the Colon and Rectum Journal

Be one of the first to read the October 2020 issue of the journal Diseases of the Colon and Rectum! Here are the editor's top picks

Newswise: Rutgers Historian’s Work Featured in new MLK/FBI Documentary
Released: 17-Sep-2020 4:50 PM EDT
Rutgers Historian’s Work Featured in new MLK/FBI Documentary
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

For Donna Murch, a Rutgers University-New Brunswick history professor, the chance to contribute to Sam Pollard’s new MLK/FBI documentary meant collaborating with her childhood hero, a filmmaker whose documentary Eyes on the Prize helped transform the public’s perception of the civil rights and Black Power movements.

Newswise: Cancer Research Institute Goes Virtual for Its Immunotherapy Patient Summit Series, Connecting Patients and Caregivers with Leading Experts in Cancer Immunotherapy
Released: 17-Sep-2020 4:45 PM EDT
Cancer Research Institute Goes Virtual for Its Immunotherapy Patient Summit Series, Connecting Patients and Caregivers with Leading Experts in Cancer Immunotherapy
Cancer Research Institute

Free virtual event October 2-3 connecting cancer patients and caregivers with leading immunotherapy experts and patient advocates treated with immunotherapy

Released: 17-Sep-2020 4:35 PM EDT
The key to happiness: Friends or family?
Southern Methodist University

Think spending time with your kids and spouse is the key to your happiness? You may actually be happier getting together with your friends, said SMU psychology professor Nathan Hudson.

Newswise: Shuda, Farber recognized with 2020 ASCB Bruce Alberts Award for BioEYES program
Released: 17-Sep-2020 4:35 PM EDT
Shuda, Farber recognized with 2020 ASCB Bruce Alberts Award for BioEYES program
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

Since 2002, BioEYES has shared the wonder of scientific discovery with more than 155,000 children across the United States and as far away as Melbourne, Australia. ASCB is pleased to recognize the creators of BioEYES, Steven Farber of the Carnegie Institution for Science in Baltimore and Jamie Shuda of the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), with the 2020 Bruce Alberts Award for Excellence in Science Education.

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Released: 17-Sep-2020 4:20 PM EDT
Study shows first proof that a safer UV light effectively kills virus causing COVID-19
Hiroshima University

A study conducted by Hiroshima University researchers found that using Ultraviolet C light with a wavelength of 222 nanometers which is safer to use around humans effectively kills SARS-CoV-2 -- the first research in the world to prove its efficacy against the virus that causes COVID-19.

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Released: 17-Sep-2020 4:15 PM EDT
New estimates for the rise in sea levels due to ice sheet mass loss under climate change
Hokkaido University

An international consortium of researchers under the aegis of CMIP6 has calculated new estimates for the melting of Earth's ice sheets due to greenhouse gas emissions and its impact on sea levels, showing that the ice sheets could together contribute more than 40 cm by the end of 2100.

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Released: 17-Sep-2020 4:00 PM EDT
American Academy of Dermatology honors Detroit physician Iltefat H. Hamzavi with national “Patient Care Hero” award
American Academy of Dermatology

The American Academy of Dermatology has named board-certified dermatologist Iltefat H. Hamzavi, MD, FAAD, a Patient Care Hero for his innovative use of light therapy to sanitize masks needed by frontline health care workers.

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Released: 17-Sep-2020 4:00 PM EDT
Biomarker predicts who will have severe COVID-19
The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

Airway cell analyses showing an activated immune axis could pinpoint the COVID-19 patients who will most benefit from targeted therapies

Released: 17-Sep-2020 3:55 PM EDT
Tweets Show Vapers Rarely Use E-cigarettes to Quit Smoking or Improve Health
University of Utah Health

The vast majority of Twitter users who vape with JUUL e-cigarettes are not using the devices to stop smoking or to improve their health, according to a research team led by University of Utah Health scientists.

Released: 17-Sep-2020 3:50 PM EDT
AAP faculty explore design innovation, resilience
Cornell University

Faculty from the College of Architecture, Art and Planning (AAP) explored resilient architecture – design, engineering and construction that address climate change and other challenges – through technological innovation and from multiple perspectives at FABRICATE 2020, an online conference co-hosted Sept. 9-12 by AAP, Swinburne University in Melbourne and the Bartlett School of Architecture in London.

Newswise: Scientists to Explore New Frontiers in Parkinson’s Disease Research with $7.2M Grant
Released: 17-Sep-2020 3:40 PM EDT
Scientists to Explore New Frontiers in Parkinson’s Disease Research with $7.2M Grant
University of California San Diego

Aligning Science Across Parkinson’s has announced a three-year, $7.2 million grant to scientists at UC San Diego and Germany to support research on LRKK2, a gene linked to Parkinson’s disease. The new funding expands efforts using cryo-EM technology to produce previously unseen views of LRKK2.


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