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Newswise: Diaphragm Pacing can Enhance Recovery and
Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation in Cardiac Surgery, Small Series Concludes
Released: 25-Sep-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Diaphragm Pacing can Enhance Recovery and Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation in Cardiac Surgery, Small Series Concludes
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Surgeons at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center have improved the prognosis of several cardiac patients after emergency FDA approval of a diaphragm pacing device.

Released: 25-Sep-2020 8:15 AM EDT
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) Announces New Brand Including Refreshed Mission, Vision, Logo, Tagline, and Website
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) revealed today a new brand identity which includes a new logo and website, as well as refreshed mission, vision, and tagline.

Newswise: Beaumont researcher leads international team studying link between post-operative delirium and later onset of dementia
Released: 25-Sep-2020 8:05 AM EDT
Beaumont researcher leads international team studying link between post-operative delirium and later onset of dementia
Beaumont Health

A collaborative team of researchers from the United Kingdom and the Beaumont Research Institute in Royal Oak, Michigan have been awarded more than $1.67 million by the National Institute on Aging, a division of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, to study the link between dementia and post-operative delirium.

Newswise: Remote Neuropsychology Tests For Children Shown Effective
Released: 25-Sep-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Remote Neuropsychology Tests For Children Shown Effective
UT Southwestern Medical Center

DALLAS – Sept. 23, 2020 – Administering neuropsychology evaluations to children online in the comfort of their own homes is feasible and delivers results comparable to tests traditionally performed in a clinic, a new study led by UT Southwestern researchers and Children’s Health indicates. The finding, published online this month in the Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, could help expand access to specialists and reduce barriers to care, particularly as the popularity of telemedicine grows during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Newswise: Astronomers model, determine how disk galaxies evolve so smoothly
Released: 25-Sep-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Astronomers model, determine how disk galaxies evolve so smoothly
Iowa State University

By developing better computer simulations, researchers have determined that the scattering of stars from their orbits by the gravity of massive clumps within galaxies leads to a common look in galaxy disks -- bright centers fading away to dark edges.

Newswise: New study finds Biden, Trump both likely to be ‘Super-Agers’
24-Sep-2020 11:40 AM EDT
New study finds Biden, Trump both likely to be ‘Super-Agers’
University of Illinois at Chicago

In a paper published in the Journal on Active Aging researchers conclude that both 2020 presidential candidates — former Vice President Joe Biden, 77, and President Donald Trump, 74 — are likely to maintain their health beyond the end of the next presidential term. As a result, they say that chronological age and fitness should not be factors in the 2020 election.

Newswise: Machine Learning Takes on Synthetic Biology: Algorithms Can Bioengineer Cells for You
24-Sep-2020 3:40 PM EDT
Machine Learning Takes on Synthetic Biology: Algorithms Can Bioengineer Cells for You
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed a new tool that adapts machine learning algorithms to the needs of synthetic biology to guide development systematically. The innovation means scientists will not have to spend years developing a meticulous understanding of each part of a cell and what it does in order to manipulate it.

Newswise: New Way of Analyzing Soil Organic Matter Will Help Predict Climate Change, Baylor University Researcher Says
Released: 25-Sep-2020 3:55 AM EDT
New Way of Analyzing Soil Organic Matter Will Help Predict Climate Change, Baylor University Researcher Says
Baylor University

A new way of analyzing the chemical composition of soil organic matter will help scientists predict how soils store carbon — and how soil carbon may affect climate in the future, says a Baylor University researcher.

Newswise: Historical Racial & Ethnic Health Inequities Account for Disproportionate COVID-19 Impact
22-Sep-2020 4:00 PM EDT
Historical Racial & Ethnic Health Inequities Account for Disproportionate COVID-19 Impact
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

A new Viewpoint piece published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society examines the ways in which COVID-19 disproportionately impacts historically disadvantaged communities of color in the United States, and how baseline inequalities in our health system are amplified by the pandemic. The authors also discuss potential solutions.

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Released: 24-Sep-2020 7:05 PM EDT
Statement in Support of Anti-Racist Education
American Educational Research Association (AERA)

The hallmark of a democratic society is support and encouragement of free speech. With that freedom as foundational—protecting generally welcome and unwelcome speech of the times—we can ever improve our imperfect, but laudable union. So important is this value that, in the United States, free speech is codified in the Constitution as the very First Amendment. A directly related hallmark of the academy is academic freedom, which has been recognized by courts as within the implied interests of the First Amendment.

Newswise: A Watershed Study for Wetland Restoration
Released: 24-Sep-2020 5:25 PM EDT
A Watershed Study for Wetland Restoration
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Amy Borde and coauthors at PNNL’s Marine and Coastal Research Laboratory developed a new predictive modeling tool for estuarine–tidal river research and management. A decade in the making, the innovative framework provides a means for understanding how both natural and human forces govern hydrology and plant communities in these complex wetland ecosystems, now and into the future.

Newswise: Brian O’Neill Named New Director for the Joint Global Change Research Institute
Released: 24-Sep-2020 5:25 PM EDT
Brian O’Neill Named New Director for the Joint Global Change Research Institute
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

O'Neill to lead organization that advances scientific understanding of the ways in which human, energy and environmental systems interact, and has provided input to the White House, Congress, United Nations and other national and international governing and advising bodies.

Released: 24-Sep-2020 5:05 PM EDT
Un estudio demuestra que los pacientes que se sometieron a un trasplante pulmonar y no recibieron medicamento antimicótico preventivo corren mayor riesgo de muerte
Mayo Clinic

Según una investigación de Mayo Clinic en la que participaron 667 pacientes que recibieron trasplante pulmonar entre el 2005 y el 2018, los medicamentos antimicóticos preventivos reducen a la mitad el riesgo de mortalidad en el primer año luego del trasplante de pulmón.

Released: 24-Sep-2020 5:05 PM EDT
In-person college instruction leading to thousands of COVID-19 cases per day in US
University of Washington

Reopening university and college campuses with primarily in-person instruction is associated with a significant increase in cases of COVID-19 in the counties where the schools are located.

18-Sep-2020 11:35 AM EDT
Researchers Set the Stage to Improve the Efficiency of Living Kidney Donor Evaluations
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Certain indicators may be used to monitor and improve the performance of transplant centers in how efficiently they evaluate individuals interested in becoming living kidney donors.

Newswise: Yale Cancer Center Awarded NIH SPORE for Head and Neck Cancer Research
Released: 24-Sep-2020 4:50 PM EDT
Yale Cancer Center Awarded NIH SPORE for Head and Neck Cancer Research
Yale Cancer Center

Yale Cancer Center researchers were awarded a five-year, $11.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to fund the Yale Head and Neck Cancer Specialized Program of Research Excellence.

Released: 24-Sep-2020 4:30 PM EDT
Physicians issue warning about rare neurological condition, expected to appear this fall
University of Chicago Medical Center

Pediatricians Henry David, MD, and Madan Kumar, DO, of the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital warn parents of young children to watch out for symptoms of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a rare neurological disorder linked to viral infections that can lead to permanent paralysis.

Newswise: FBI Awards UTEP Professor Grant to Study Interview Methods
Released: 24-Sep-2020 4:30 PM EDT
FBI Awards UTEP Professor Grant to Study Interview Methods
University of Texas at El Paso

Misty Duke, Ph.D., an assistant professor in UTEP's Department of Criminal Justice, said few studies have systematically evaluated how uncooperative interviewees decide about their level of cooperation. She said her research will offer insights into the best ways to conduct investigative and intelligence interviews that could lead to the collection of as much accurate and relevant information as possible under various conditions.

Released: 24-Sep-2020 4:05 PM EDT
Trump said he has "a constitutional obligation to put in nine judges — justices.” This claim is false
Newswise

Only since 1869 have there consistently been nine justices appointed to the Supreme Court. The U.S. Constitution is silent about how many justices should sit on the Supreme Court.

Released: 24-Sep-2020 3:45 PM EDT
Age restrictions for handguns make little difference in homicides as US deals with ‘de facto availability’ of firearms
University of Washington

In the United States, individual state laws barring 18- to 20-year-olds from buying or possessing a handgun make little difference in the rate of homicides involving a gun by people in that age group, a new University of Washington studyhas found.

Newswise: Former UC San Diego Chancellor and UC President Emeritus Richard Atkinson and Rita Atkinson to Establish Physician Assistant Education Program at UC San Diego
Released: 24-Sep-2020 3:45 PM EDT
Former UC San Diego Chancellor and UC President Emeritus Richard Atkinson and Rita Atkinson to Establish Physician Assistant Education Program at UC San Diego
University of California San Diego

University of California President Emeritus and former UC San Diego Chancellor Richard Atkinson and Rita Atkinson have committed to give nearly $7 million to establish and endow the Richard C. and Rita L. Atkinson UC San Diego Physician Assistant Education Program at UC San Diego.

Newswise: A step toward helping patients breathe deeply
Released: 24-Sep-2020 3:35 PM EDT
A step toward helping patients breathe deeply
La Jolla Institute for Immunology

In a new study, researchers at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) report that a protein called TL1A drives fibrosis in several mouse models, triggering tissue remodeling, and making it harder for lungs and airways to function normally.

Newswise: Some Severe COVID-19 Cases Linked to Genetic Mutations or Antibodies that Attack the Body
Released: 24-Sep-2020 3:25 PM EDT
Some Severe COVID-19 Cases Linked to Genetic Mutations or Antibodies that Attack the Body
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

Two new studies offer an explanation for why COVID-19 cases can be so variable. A subset of patients has mutations in key immunity genes; other patients have auto-antibodies that target the same components of the immune system. Both circumstances could contribute to severe forms of the disease.

Newswise: Dept. of Energy takes next step in Versatile Test Reactor program
Released: 24-Sep-2020 3:15 PM EDT
Dept. of Energy takes next step in Versatile Test Reactor program
Argonne National Laboratory

The U.S. Department of Energy has approved the next stage of the Versatile Test Reactor project, bringing a new advanced nuclear reactor design closer to reality.

Newswise: Virtual Trimble Lecture Series Features Spies, Kings, Robots, Fake News
Released: 24-Sep-2020 3:10 PM EDT
Virtual Trimble Lecture Series Features Spies, Kings, Robots, Fake News
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

A new Lyne Starling Trimble Science Heritage Public Lecture Series begins with six speakers, who are scheduled for online talks in late 2020-early 2021. The first lecture in the series will be held Sept. 30 and will be streamed online with an interactive question-and-answer period after the talk. During the series, science historians and writers will highlight important roles science has played in modern society, including in robotic development, WWII espionage, and technical accomplishments.

Released: 24-Sep-2020 2:50 PM EDT
Earth’s soil to soar to space for first time
Cornell University

Cornell University doctoral student Morgan Irons will see the soil she scooped from a Cornell farm organic plot launch into space on the evening of Sept. 29. It will hitch a ride aboard a resupply mission bound for the International Space Station (ISS) – orbiting about 254 miles above Earth.

Newswise: The next big thing: the use of graph neural networks to discover particles
Released: 24-Sep-2020 2:45 PM EDT
The next big thing: the use of graph neural networks to discover particles
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

Fermilab scientists have implemented a cloud-based machine learning framework to handle data from the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. Now they can begin to use graph neural networks to boost their pattern recognition abilities in the search for new particles.

Released: 24-Sep-2020 2:40 PM EDT
Public Health Management Corporation, Penn Medicine, Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic and Independence Blue Cross to Launch Innovative Health Care Collaboration in West Philadelphia
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

A coalition of the region’s premier health care organizations–Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC), Penn Medicine, Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic and Independence Blue Cross–announced today their intention to join forces to transform Mercy Philadelphia into a thriving, reimagined campus built on a guiding principle to provide high-quality, community-informed health care and services at an innovative public health campus designed to serve the needs of the facility’s West Philadelphia neighbors.

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Released: 24-Sep-2020 2:20 PM EDT
Leon Medical Centers, Inc. Is Awarded The Coveted HIMSS Stage 7 Designation
Leon Medical Centers

Miami-based Leon Medical Centers, Inc. announced today that they have been honored with the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Analytics Stage 7 Award, for its continuous efforts to improve patient outcomes through the implementation of EHR technology practices.

Released: 24-Sep-2020 2:10 PM EDT
Artifacts from upstate Indigenous towns digitized, repatriated
Cornell University

Unearthed, digitized and soon to be repatriated, artifacts from two Native American towns are beginning to share their rich stories online thanks to a collaborative project by anthropologists, librarians and Indigenous community members.

Newswise: Finding The Achilles’ Heel of A Killer Parasite
Released: 24-Sep-2020 2:00 PM EDT
Finding The Achilles’ Heel of A Killer Parasite
UT Southwestern Medical Center

DALLAS – Sept. 24, 2020 – Two studies led by UT Southwestern researchers shed light on the biology and potential vulnerabilities of schistosomes – parasitic flatworms that cause the little-known tropical disease schistosomiasis. The findings, published online today in Science, could change the course of this disease that kills up to 250,000 people a year.


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