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Released: 22-Sep-2020 3:00 PM EDT
Patients With COVID-19 May Have Higher Risk of Kidney Injury
Rush University Medical Center

According to Jochen Reiser, MD, PhD, the Ralph C Brown MD professor and chairperson of Rush’s Department of Internal Medicine, patients with COVID-19 experience elevated levels of soluble urokinase receptor (suPAR), an immune-derived pathogenic protein that is strongly predictive of kidney injury.

Newswise: Johns Hopkins Researchers Offer Lessons Learned From Early Covid-19 Patients
Released: 22-Sep-2020 3:00 PM EDT
Johns Hopkins Researchers Offer Lessons Learned From Early Covid-19 Patients
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Using a combination of demographic and clinical data gathered from seven weeks of COVID-19 patient care early in the coronavirus pandemic, Johns Hopkins researchers today published a “prediction model” they say can help other hospitals care for COVID-19 patients — and make important decisions about planning and resource allocations.

Released: 22-Sep-2020 2:50 PM EDT
Complications from diabetes linked to worse memory, IQ in children
UC Davis Health

A study led by UC Davis Health researchers uncovered that even one severe episode of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in children newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes is linked to cognitive problems; and among children with a previous diagnosis, repeated DKA exposure predicted lower cognitive performance after accounting for glycemic control.

Newswise: UCLA-Easton Center names new director to lead Alzheimer’s research
Released: 22-Sep-2020 2:45 PM EDT
UCLA-Easton Center names new director to lead Alzheimer’s research
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Dr. Keith Vossel, who is known for his discovery that many Alzheimer’s patients experience nighttime seizures that disrupt their sleep, is the new director of the Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research at UCLA.

Released: 22-Sep-2020 2:45 PM EDT
Wake Forest Baptist Health Receives $1.2 Million to Help Improve Rural Health Care
Wake Forest Baptist Health

– Wake Forest Baptist Health has received a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to help improve rural cardiovascular care in Wilkes County.

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Released: 22-Sep-2020 2:40 PM EDT
Ecologists confirm Alan Turing's theory for Australian fairy circles
University of Göttingen

Fairy circles are one of nature's greatest enigmas and most visually stunning phenomena.

Released: 22-Sep-2020 2:30 PM EDT
Pres. Trump's Claim that Japanese Automaker Assembly Plants Have Been Announced or Built in Michigan is False
Newswise

At a rally in North Carolina on September 19, 2020, Pres. Trump said that he persuaded former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to get car companies to bring manufacturing to Michigan. This claim is false. No Japanese auto-assembly plants have opened in Michigan and there doesn't seem to be any plans for the near future.

Newswise: Big Astronomy Planetarium Program and Online Activities Go Live!
Released: 22-Sep-2020 2:25 PM EDT
Big Astronomy Planetarium Program and Online Activities Go Live!
NSF’s National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory

Big Astronomy or Astronomia a Gran Escala is a bilingual planetarium show that extends beyond the dome using web-based and hands-on resources. In Big Astronomy, discover Chile’s grand observatories and meet the people who push the limits of technology and expand what we know about the Universe using world-class telescopes.

Released: 22-Sep-2020 2:15 PM EDT
Webinar: Data Gaps Posing Risks to Financial Markets and Economy
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

The Federal Reserve's Randal Quarles and Stanford professor Darrell Duffie will discuss the progress on financial stability analysis and data needs since the 2008 financial crisis.

Released: 22-Sep-2020 2:05 PM EDT
T Cell Therapy, Gut Microbiome, Tumorigenicity, and More Featured in September 2020 Toxicological Sciences
Society of Toxicology

Toxicological Sciences features leading research in toxicology in the areas of biomarkers, environmental toxicology, and more in the September 2020 issue.

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Released: 22-Sep-2020 2:05 PM EDT
FSU superconductivity expert elected Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering
Florida State University

David Larbalestier, the chief materials scientist at the Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and a Krafft Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Newswise: Herd immunity an impractical strategy, study finds
Released: 22-Sep-2020 2:05 PM EDT
Herd immunity an impractical strategy, study finds
University of Georgia

Achieving herd immunity to COVID-19 is an impractical public health strategy, according to a new model developed by University of Georgia scientists. The study recently appeared in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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21-Sep-2020 5:55 PM EDT
U.S. cellphone data uncovers “hotspots” where COVID-19 social distancing levels are low
PLOS

U.S. cellphone data analysis finds “hotspots” where COVID-19 social distancing levels are low, as well as revealing how demographics and governmental restrictions interact.

16-Sep-2020 9:50 AM EDT
Small Increase in Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Seen for Pre- and Post-Term Births
PLOS

A study of more than 3.5 million Nordic children suggests that the risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may increase slightly for each week a child is born before or after 40 weeks of gestation.

Released: 22-Sep-2020 1:20 PM EDT
AACN’s Foundation for Academic Nursing Launches New Scholarship for Graduate Nursing Students
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

Liaison International has committed $35,000 in funding to this program over the next five years. Two students will be awarded $3,500 each year through 2024, with $2,000 disbursed directly to the student for educational expenses, and $1,500 used to cover expenses related to the leadership development program.

Newswise: UB biophysicist to explore molecular mysteries of protein-RNA droplets
Released: 22-Sep-2020 1:20 PM EDT
UB biophysicist to explore molecular mysteries of protein-RNA droplets
University at Buffalo

Inside human cells, proteins and RNA can cluster together to form spherical droplets that play vital roles in cellular processes as well as in certain human diseases. A $2 million grant will allow biophysicist Priya Banerjee's team at UB to explore the molecular details of protein-RNA condensates.

Newswise: Socially distanced chemistry for kids: Join the U.S. Crystal Growing Competition!
Released: 22-Sep-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Socially distanced chemistry for kids: Join the U.S. Crystal Growing Competition!
University at Buffalo

“Now, more than ever, with so many kids being at home, they need fun, hands-on scientific activities,” says Jason Benedict, contest founder, dad, and an associate professor of chemistry in the UB College of Arts and Sciences.

Released: 22-Sep-2020 12:45 PM EDT
Study reveals racial disparities in clinical trial recruitment and points to strategies to achieve more inclusive clinical research
Beth Israel Lahey Health

In a new study published in the journal Clinical Trials, researchers led by Stephen Juraschek, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) compared four electronic-based recruitment methods and four traditional recruitment methods to determine how different strategies may impact enrollment of groups traditionally under-represented in the medical literature.

Newswise: Google search data reveals major panic attack issue, Tulane study shows
Released: 22-Sep-2020 12:30 PM EDT
Google search data reveals major panic attack issue, Tulane study shows
Tulane University

A team of researchers at Tulane University used Google search data to determine the extent of panic attacks related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Newswise: Henry Ford Health System Study Demonstrates UV-C Light is Effective for Killing COVID-19 on N95s
Released: 22-Sep-2020 12:30 PM EDT
Henry Ford Health System Study Demonstrates UV-C Light is Effective for Killing COVID-19 on N95s
Henry Ford Health System

Dermatology researchers at Henry Ford Health System, in collaboration with a team at the University of Michigan, have demonstrated that certain N95 respirators tainted with COVID-19 can be effectively and safely decontaminated for reuse using ultraviolet-C light (UV-C), a method commonly utilized for treating rare skin diseases. Researchers say the outside and inside of the facemasks were decontaminated in a prototype phototherapy unit that dispenses a UV-C dosing level high enough to effectively kill the virus in less than two minutes while still preserving the facemask’s breathability, fit and overall integrity.

Newswise: UIC honored for its commitment to diversity, inclusion efforts
Released: 22-Sep-2020 12:25 PM EDT
UIC honored for its commitment to diversity, inclusion efforts
University of Illinois at Chicago

UIC is one of 92 recipients featured in the November 2020 issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. This is the fifth time UIC has earned the HEED award.

Released: 22-Sep-2020 12:05 PM EDT
COVID-19 mortality rates higher among men than women
Beth Israel Lahey Health

A new review article from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) shows people who are biologically male are dying from COVID-19 at a higher rate than people who are biologically female.

Newswise: Boys’ club barriers create issues for Australian boards
Released: 22-Sep-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Boys’ club barriers create issues for Australian boards
University of South Australia

Pale, male and stale – it’s certainly stereotypical, but it’s a saying that still holds water when it comes to Australian boards, according to new research from the University of South Australia.

Released: 22-Sep-2020 11:35 AM EDT
DOE Funding Boosts Artificial Intelligence Research at Jefferson Lab
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

Two physicists at DOE's Jefferson Lab have secured $2.16 million in funding for projects that harness the power of data analytics to make the work of studying the universe down to its smallest subatomic parts faster and more efficient.

Released: 22-Sep-2020 11:20 AM EDT
Mayo study identifies barriers to physician adoption of federal Right to Try law
Mayo Clinic

A new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute is the first to examine the opinions and experiences of clinical oncologists working at a major medical center on the Federal Right to Try (RTT) law.

Newswise: Can striving for success cost Black Americans their health?
Released: 22-Sep-2020 11:10 AM EDT
Can striving for success cost Black Americans their health?
University of Georgia

Researchers found that Black young adults who grew up amid economic hardship and exposure to racial discrimination experienced physical deterioration that persisted through adolescence and well into adulthood—even though on the surface, they were successful.

Newswise: $111 Million NIH Grant Awarded to Prevent and Treat HIV-Associated Cancers
Released: 22-Sep-2020 11:00 AM EDT
$111 Million NIH Grant Awarded to Prevent and Treat HIV-Associated Cancers
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

The widespread use of antiretroviral therapy to suppress the HIV virus has helped tens of millions of people with HIV live healthier, longer lives—but an unfortunate consequence of people living longer with HIV is an increased risk of cancer. For 25 years, the AIDS Malignancy Consortium (AMC) has led national and international efforts to prevent and treat of HIV-related cancers. Now, Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine have received a five-year, $111 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to lead this research consortium.

Newswise: Story Tips From Johns Hopkins Experts On COVID-19
Released: 22-Sep-2020 11:00 AM EDT
Story Tips From Johns Hopkins Experts On COVID-19
Johns Hopkins Medicine

During the lockdown with COVID-19 restrictions in place, an interactive gaming room built to accelerate stroke patient recovery in The Johns Hopkins Hospital wasn’t getting much use. The therapists and neurologists running the gaming room decided to make the room available to staff treating COVID-19 patients to allow them to decompress.

Newswise: Inducing Plasma in Biomass Could Make Biogas Easier to Produce
18-Sep-2020 10:55 AM EDT
Inducing Plasma in Biomass Could Make Biogas Easier to Produce
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Producing biogas from the bacterial breakdown of biomass presents options for a greener energy future, but the complex composition of biomass comes with challenges. Cellulose and woody lignocellulose are especially hard for bacteria to digest but pretreatment can make it easier. Researchers are testing plasma formation in biomass and finding a promising method: A plasma-liquid interaction forms reactive species that help break down the biomass and decrease the viscosity of the biomass material.

Newswise: COVID-19: Second Wave for Some; Others Remain in First Wave
17-Sep-2020 3:20 PM EDT
COVID-19: Second Wave for Some; Others Remain in First Wave
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, some locations have experienced decreasing numbers of cases followed by an increase. In the journal Chaos, mathematicians report a method to analyze these numbers for evidence of a first or second wave. The authors studied data from all 50 U.S. states plus D.C. for the seven-month period from Jan. 21 to July 31. They found 31 states and D.C. were experiencing a second wave as of the end of July.

Newswise: Evaporation Critical to Coronavirus Transmission as Weather Changes
16-Sep-2020 10:10 AM EDT
Evaporation Critical to Coronavirus Transmission as Weather Changes
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, it is increasingly urgent to understand how climate impacts the spread of the coronavirus, particularly as winter virus infections are more common and the northern hemisphere will soon see cooler temperatures. In Physics of Fluids, researchers studied the effects of relative humidity, environmental temperature, and wind speed on the respiratory cloud and virus viability. They found a critical factor for the transmission of the infectious particles is evaporation.

Released: 22-Sep-2020 10:35 AM EDT
ADHD Study Reveals Unique Genetic Differences in African American Patients with the Condition
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Researchers have shown there may be key genetic differences in the causes of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) between African Americans and people of European ancestry, which may play an important part in how patients of different ethnic backgrounds respond to treatments for this condition.

Newswise: Power Player: Engineering professor researches how to keep America’s lights on
Released: 22-Sep-2020 10:25 AM EDT
Power Player: Engineering professor researches how to keep America’s lights on
Binghamton University, State University of New York

Ning Zhou from Binghamton University, State University of New York received a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award to provide a 21st-century vision for power systems.

Newswise: NRAO Joins Space Mission to the Far Side of the Moon to Explore the Early Universe
Released: 22-Sep-2020 10:00 AM EDT
NRAO Joins Space Mission to the Far Side of the Moon to Explore the Early Universe
National Radio Astronomy Observatory

The NRAO has joined a new NASA space mission to the far side of the Moon to investigate when the first stars began to form in the early universe.

Released: 22-Sep-2020 10:00 AM EDT
COVID-19 Pandemic Highlights Urgent Need To Re-Examine Hazard Mitigation
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

With many people stuck inside for months on end, the built environment has played a significant role in the COVID-19 pandemic. With support from a new National Science Foundation grant, a team of engineers and social scientists will study the ways in which that built environment mitigates or exacerbates the pandemic.

Released: 22-Sep-2020 9:30 AM EDT
2020 Blavatnik Regional Awards for Young Scientists Honorees Announced during National Postdoc Appreciation Week
New York Academy of Sciences

The winning postdoctoral researchers include a neuroscientist improving memory formation and recall, an astrophysicist illuminating dark matter, and a biochemist refining gene-editing technologies

Released: 22-Sep-2020 9:20 AM EDT
County and ZIP code-level data show ‘stark social inequities’ in COVID-19
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

A geocoding approach – linking routinely collected public health data to neighborhood socioeconomic factors – shows consistently higher rates of COVID-19 illness and death among people living in more-disadvantaged communities, reports a study in the November/December Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

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Newswise: PURPLESUN FMUV: Weapon Of Defense Battling An Invisible Enemy COVID-19
Released: 22-Sep-2020 9:00 AM EDT
PURPLESUN FMUV: Weapon Of Defense Battling An Invisible Enemy COVID-19
Hackensack Meridian Health

PurpleSun designs and manufactures hospital grade mechatronic systems that are user friendly and provide a special type of Focused Multivector Ultraviolet (FMUV) light technology, for the purpose of disinfection in 90 seconds.

Newswise: Big Astronomy planetarium show premieres September 26
Released: 22-Sep-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Big Astronomy planetarium show premieres September 26
Associated Universities, Inc.

The Big Astronomy worldwide premiere is coming soon to a smart phone or connected device near you! On September 26 at noon Pacific Time (PT), the new planetarium show Big Astronomy: People, Places, Discoveries will be released for an immersive 360° viewing experience, viewable on either the California Academy of Sciences YouTube channel or the Big Astronomy YouTube channel. Audiences can also tune in to the Big Astronomy YouTube channel for additional screenings at 5pm and 7pm PT as well as one in Spanish at 2pm PT.

21-Sep-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Survey: Job Satisfaction, Productivity Rise for Working Parents During COVID-19
Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR)

A Rutgers University survey reveals that working parents are happier with their job, and they are getting more done, than people without children. Researchers attribute the surprising results to a sharp increase in the number of men helping with childcare and housework during the pandemic.

Released: 22-Sep-2020 8:55 AM EDT
For Black Girls, Attitudes About Being Black Affect Risk of Depression
North Carolina State University

A new study suggests that the messages Black girls hear at home about being Black, and about being Black women in particular, can increase or decrease their risk of exhibiting the symptoms of depression.

Newswise: Master’s Degree in Artificial Intelligence Now Within Reach of Low-income Students
Released: 22-Sep-2020 8:30 AM EDT
Master’s Degree in Artificial Intelligence Now Within Reach of Low-income Students
Florida Atlantic University

The accelerated five-year bachelor’s degree in science and master’s degree in AI program is designed to adapt curricular and co-curricular support to enable students to complete their degrees in AI, autonomous systems or machine learning, which are critically important to advance America’s global competitiveness and national security. With this grant, FAU will recruit and train talented and diverse students who are economically disadvantaged and provide them with a unique opportunity to pursue graduate education in a burgeoning field.

Newswise: Tufts center for antimicrobial resistance renamed for Stuart B. Levy
Released: 22-Sep-2020 8:30 AM EDT
Tufts center for antimicrobial resistance renamed for Stuart B. Levy
Tufts University

The Center for Integrated Management of Antimicrobial Resistance, a collaborative effort supported by Tufts University and Tufts Medical Center, has been renamed the Stuart B. Levy Center for Integrated Management of Antimicrobial Resistance, to honor the pioneering antibiotic-resistance researcher.


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