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Newswise: Clinical Reference Laboratory Receives FDA Emergency Use Authorization for Best-in-Class Self-Collected COVID-19 Saliva Test
Released: 31-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Clinical Reference Laboratory Receives FDA Emergency Use Authorization for Best-in-Class Self-Collected COVID-19 Saliva Test
Clinical Reference Laboratory

Today, Clinical Reference Laboratory (CRL), one of the largest privately held clinical testing laboratories in the U.S., announced that it received FDA Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) and is scaling up capacity for CRL Rapid Response™, a saliva-based COVID-19 RT-PCR test that can be self-collected at home, work or any other setting.

Released: 31-Jul-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Shannon Frattaroli Named Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy at Bloomberg School of Public Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Shannon Frattaroli, PhD, MPH, a public health policy researcher with 20 years of experience in the field of injury prevention and associate professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, has been named the next director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy.

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Released: 31-Jul-2020 7:50 AM EDT
VIDEO and TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Lung Cancer Patients and COVID: Panel for July 30, 2020, 3PM EDT
Newswise

To understand the specific needs of lung cancer patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, panelists will discuss a recent survey created by GO2 Foundation and other patient advocacy groups.

Newswise: Berkeley Lab Part of Multi-Institutional Team Awarded $60M for Solar Fuels Research
Released: 31-Jul-2020 7:15 AM EDT
Berkeley Lab Part of Multi-Institutional Team Awarded $60M for Solar Fuels Research
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

The Department of Energy has awarded $60 million to a new solar fuels initiative – called the Liquid Sunlight Alliance (LiSA) – led by Caltech in close partnership with Berkeley Lab. LiSA will build on the foundational work of the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP).

Released: 30-Jul-2020 7:10 PM EDT
Laughter acts as a stress buffer -- and even smiling helps
University of Basel

People who laugh frequently in their everyday lives may be better equipped to deal with stressful events - although this does not seem to apply to the intensity of laughter.

Released: 30-Jul-2020 6:05 PM EDT
How women and men forgive infidelity
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Infidelity is one of the most common reasons that heterosexual couples break up. Researchers who have studied 160 different cultures find this to be true worldwide.

Released: 30-Jul-2020 5:55 PM EDT
COVID-19: Social media users more likely to believe false information
McGill University

A new study led by researchers at McGill University finds that people who get their news from social media are more likely to have misperceptions about COVID-19.

Released: 30-Jul-2020 5:50 PM EDT
Study sheds light on the evolution of the earliest dinosaurs
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

The classic dinosaur family tree has two subdivisions of early dinosaurs at its base: the Ornithischians, or bird-hipped dinosaurs, which include the later Triceratops and Stegosaurus; and the Saurischians, or lizard-hipped dinosaurs, such as Brontosaurus and Tyrannosaurus.

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Released: 30-Jul-2020 5:25 PM EDT
Whale 'snot' reveals likely poor health during migration
University of New South Wales

Whale-watching season is delighting the viewing public along the east Australian coast but while it's a boon for the tourism industry, for the majestic humpback whale it's potentially a time of less optimal health.

Released: 30-Jul-2020 5:15 PM EDT
U.S. News & World Report clasificó a Mayo Clinic como el hospital n.º 1 del país
Mayo Clinic

Una vez más nombraron a Mayo Clinic como el mejor hospital del país en la clasificación de los «Mejores hospitales» que realiza todos los años la revista U.S. News & World Report. Este es el quinto año que Mayo Clinic obtiene el puesto n.º 1 en Estados Unidos.

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Released: 30-Jul-2020 5:15 PM EDT
US should consider 'stay-at-home' cooling options during pandemic
University of Sydney

A new study from Australian scientists at the forefront of climate and health modelling suggests electric fans and water dousing could be a viable stay-at-home cooling strategy as the United States (US) anticipates extreme heat.

Newswise: Precision Medicine Identifies Key Recurring Mutation in Head and Neck Cancers
Released: 30-Jul-2020 4:55 PM EDT
Precision Medicine Identifies Key Recurring Mutation in Head and Neck Cancers
University of California San Diego Health

Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center report that an investigational drug candidate called tipifarnib showed promise in treating key recurring mutation in head and neck cancers.

Newswise: S&T, EPA are Helping Coast Guard Prepare to Clean Up Following an Anthrax Attack
Released: 30-Jul-2020 4:50 PM EDT
S&T, EPA are Helping Coast Guard Prepare to Clean Up Following an Anthrax Attack
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

S&T and EPA collaborate in a joint project to help the Coast Guard decontaminate assets after a bioterrorist attack.

Released: 30-Jul-2020 4:45 PM EDT
NSF Grants $1.24M for Project Working to Answer a Fundamental Neuroscience Question
University at Albany, State University of New York

Neuroscientist at the University at Albany will research how different types of memories are formed and stored at different times of the day, and how they are modified by different types of cells

Released: 30-Jul-2020 4:40 PM EDT
ACS Committee on Trauma awarded grant by National Collaborative on Gun Violence Research
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

The ACS Committee on Trauma has been awarded a 2-year, $711,218 grant to improve understanding of the individual and community level risk factors for non-lethal firearm injuries in the U.S.

Released: 30-Jul-2020 4:20 PM EDT
Researchers Discover Stem Cells in Optic Nerve that Preserve Vision
University of Maryland Medical Center

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) have for the first time identified stem cells in the region of the optic nerve, which transmits signals from the eye to the brain. The finding presents a new theory on why the most common form of glaucoma may develop and potential for new therapies.

Released: 30-Jul-2020 4:10 PM EDT
Could prior exposure to common cold viruses affect the severity of SARS-CoV-2 symptoms?
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

A study led by Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics (MPIMG) shows that some healthy individuals possess immune cells capable of recognizing the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2.

Newswise: Physician Hosts Forum to Help Caregivers Share COVID-19 Feelings
Released: 30-Jul-2020 4:05 PM EDT
Physician Hosts Forum to Help Caregivers Share COVID-19 Feelings
Cedars-Sinai

Cedars-Sinai palliative care physician Erin Reeve, MD, will host a virtual "open mic night" for healthcare professionals who have been working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic so they can share their stories and feelings in creative ways. The Zoom open mic, taking place on Saturday, Aug. 1, invites any healthcare professional to share a piece of writing, poetry, music or art that reflects on their role during the pandemic.

Newswise: Missouri S&T wins $1.5 million award to create cutting-edge spectrometer
Released: 30-Jul-2020 3:50 PM EDT
Missouri S&T wins $1.5 million award to create cutting-edge spectrometer
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Missouri S&T has received a $1.5 million award from the National Science Foundation to develop a new, state-of-the-art, rotational microwave spectrometer on its campus in Rolla.The instrument will be used by several universities to collect some of the most detailed information available about the structure of gas phase molecules.

Newswise: Dermatologist Says Skip the ‘Maskne,’ Not the Mask
Released: 30-Jul-2020 3:40 PM EDT
Dermatologist Says Skip the ‘Maskne,’ Not the Mask
Cedars-Sinai

If you are noticing red, irritated skin or small pimples under your face mask, you are far from alone. Allison Truong, MD, a board-certified dermatologist with Cedars-Sinai Medical Group, says she is now seeing many patients complaining of what's commonly being called "maskne," or mask-acne.

Released: 30-Jul-2020 3:30 PM EDT
New Research Investigates the Impact of COVID-19 on Terrorism
University at Albany, State University of New York

UAlbany researchers, who specialize in terrorist ideology, explore both the challenges and opportunities that the COVID-19 crisis presents for terrorist organizations.

Released: 30-Jul-2020 3:25 PM EDT
CHOP Researchers Identify Lab Profiles that Differentiate MIS-C from COVID-19 in Children
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Researchers from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) report important data that differentiate MIS-C from severe COVID-19 in children and suggest that MIS-C is a post-infectious syndrome related to COVID-19 but distinct from KD. The findings were published today in The Journal of Clinical Investigation.

Newswise: Record-breaking drop in U.S. GDP: experts available to comment
Released: 30-Jul-2020 2:55 PM EDT
Record-breaking drop in U.S. GDP: experts available to comment
Indiana University

During the second quarter of 2020, real gross domestic product decreased at an annual rate of 32.9 percent, according to the advance estimate released July 30 by the U.S. Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis. The fall in economic output is the fastest pace on record in U.S. history. IU experts on business economics, public policy and productivity are available to comment.

Newswise: Deep-sea anglerfishes have evolved a new type of immune system
Released: 30-Jul-2020 2:55 PM EDT
Deep-sea anglerfishes have evolved a new type of immune system
University of Washington

Deep-sea anglerfishes employ an incredible reproductive strategy. Tiny dwarfed males become permanently attached to relatively gigantic females, fuse their tissues and then establish a common blood circulation. Now scientists have figured out why female anglerfishes so readily accept their male mates. Their findings are published July 30 in Science.

Released: 30-Jul-2020 2:55 PM EDT
Implementation of social distancing policies correlates with significant reduction in SARS-CoV-2 transmission
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

According to researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, the implementation of social distancing policies corresponded with significant reductions in transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and reduced community mobility, both in the U.S. and globally, providing evidence that social distancing is a useful tool in preventing further spread of COVID-19.

Newswise: Argonne-led team finds specially-designed engines and fuels could cut air emissions and water use
Released: 30-Jul-2020 2:50 PM EDT
Argonne-led team finds specially-designed engines and fuels could cut air emissions and water use
Argonne National Laboratory

Advanced fuels and new engine designs could reduce emissions and water use over the next 30 years, according for a new study led by Argonne scientists.

Released: 30-Jul-2020 2:35 PM EDT
Coronavirus testing, immunity: What we know
University of Michigan

Questions around coronavirus testing and immunity are top of mind as the pandemic continues to spread and potential vaccines undergo trials.

Released: 30-Jul-2020 2:05 PM EDT
New Research Defines Intrauterine Placental Transmission of COVID-19 From Pregnant Women to the Fetus
College of American Pathologists (CAP)

Pathologists examine whether mother-to-infant (vertical) transmission of SARS-CoV-2 occurs and, if it does, whether it develops in the uterus prior to delivery, and how it happens in a new research article published in the Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine.

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Released: 30-Jul-2020 2:05 PM EDT
National Academies publishes guide to help public officials make sense of COVID-19 data
University of Washington

The National Academies has published a guide to help officials across the country interpret and understand different COVID-19 statistics and data sources as they make decisions about opening and closing schools, businesses and community facilities.

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Released: 30-Jul-2020 1:55 PM EDT
ECS Community on the Frontline of COVID-19 Research
The Electrochemical Society

In our series, The ECS Community Adapts and Advances, Netzahualcóyotl (Netz) Arroyo-Currás talks about his lab’s challenge as part of the pandemic response of Johns Hopkins Medicine, which is at the forefront of COVID-19 research. Soon after classes went online and labs were shuttered, his team shifted gears to quickly design a COVID-19 diagnostic device to help meet the urgent need to re-open work and study environments.

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Released: 30-Jul-2020 1:35 PM EDT
The Battery Community Connects in New Ways
The Electrochemical Society

In our series, The ECS Community Adapts and Advances, Venkat Viswanathan shares stories of unexpected opportunities and inspiration. To help early career researchers make progress while labs are shuttered and new lab work isn’t possible, he is creating opportunities to showcase their latest work to academic and industry.

Newswise: Zafiris J. Daskalakis, MD, PhD, Named Chair of the Department of Psychiatry
Released: 30-Jul-2020 1:25 PM EDT
Zafiris J. Daskalakis, MD, PhD, Named Chair of the Department of Psychiatry
University of California San Diego Health

Zafiris J. “Jeff” Daskalakis, MD, PhD, has been named chair of the Department of Psychiatry at University of California San Diego School of Medicine.

Released: 30-Jul-2020 1:20 PM EDT
Group-Based Smoking Cessation Help U.S. Inmates Quit Tobacco
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Behavioral and nicotine replacement therapies offered together can help people who are incarcerated quit smoking, according to Rutgers researchers.

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Released: 30-Jul-2020 1:20 PM EDT
The ECS Community Adapts and Advances
The Electrochemical Society

Elizabeth Biddinger Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering Department, City College, The City University of New York (CUNY), shares how she and her CUNY community are adapting to—and planning to move beyond—the current situation.

Released: 30-Jul-2020 1:10 PM EDT
BIDMC’s Research & Health News Digest – July 2020 Edition
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

The July 2020 Edition of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s (BIDMC) Research & Health News Digest.

Released: 30-Jul-2020 1:10 PM EDT
Rutgers’ Eagleton Institute of Politics Announces 2020-2021 Science and Politics Fellows
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers’ Eagleton Institute of Politics announced that seven scientists have been selected for the 2020-2021 cohort of Eagleton Science and Politics Fellows. Over the next year, the Eagleton Science Fellows will serve as full-time science advisors in New Jersey state government and will assist in the development and implementation of state policy for issues ranging from COVID-19 response, clean energy, education, mental health, and others.

Newswise: New Algorithms Could Reduce Polarization Driven By Information Overload
Released: 30-Jul-2020 12:45 PM EDT
New Algorithms Could Reduce Polarization Driven By Information Overload
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

As the volume of available information expands, the fraction a person is able to absorb shrinks. To break this cycle, computer scientists say we need new algorithms that prioritize a broader view over fulfilling consumer biases.

Newswise: UNC Researchers Find Increase in Comorbidities among Hospitalized Patients with Heart Failure
Released: 30-Jul-2020 12:40 PM EDT
UNC Researchers Find Increase in Comorbidities among Hospitalized Patients with Heart Failure
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

A study recently published in the journal Circulation looks at temporal trends in the burden of comorbidities and associated risk of mortality among patients with heart failure (HF) with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), in which the left ventricle of the heart is not able to relax enough to fill properly with blood, and HF with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), in which the left ventricle is not able contract enough to pump out as much blood.

Newswise: Climate change-influenced refugee crisis may lead to long-term settlement issues
Released: 30-Jul-2020 12:40 PM EDT
Climate change-influenced refugee crisis may lead to long-term settlement issues
Penn State Institute for Computational and Data Sciences

While many models suggest that climate change will prompt a substantial number of people to leave their homes, not all research so clearly finds this is the case. Investigating cases where computer models seemed to indicate only limited impacts of climate change on people leaving rural areas, a team of researchers now suggest that the models may reveal a more nuanced circular migration pattern in areas stricken by climate change impacts.

Released: 30-Jul-2020 12:40 PM EDT
Grant launches Dog Aging Project biobank at Cornell
Cornell University

The Cornell Veterinary Biobank has received a $2.5 million federal grant to process, store and distribute biological samples for the Dog Aging Project, a massive national effort to study aging in dogs – and humans.

Released: 30-Jul-2020 12:35 PM EDT
Gut Microbiome Translates Stress Into Sickle Cell Crises
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

A new study shows how chronic psychological stress leads to painful vessel-clogging episodes—the most common complication of sickle-cell disease (SCD) and a frequent cause of hospitalizations. The findings, made in mice, show that the gut microbiome plays a key role in triggering those episodes and reveals possible ways to prevent them. The research was conducted by scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and published online today in Immunity.

Newswise: Forty percent of dementia cases could be prevented or delayed by targeting 12 risk factors throughout life, experts say
Released: 30-Jul-2020 12:30 PM EDT
Forty percent of dementia cases could be prevented or delayed by targeting 12 risk factors throughout life, experts say
Keck Medicine of USC

Twenty-eight world-leading dementia experts added three new risk factors in the new report — excessive alcohol intake and head injury in mid-life and air pollution in later life. These are in addition to nine factors previously identified by the commission in 2017.

Released: 30-Jul-2020 12:25 PM EDT
FSU engineering researchers harness wind data to help meet energy needs in Florida
Florida State University

Florida is one of several states in the Southeast where wind energy is virtually nonexistent, which is one reason wind farms have not been an economically viable energy source in the region. But a new study from the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering shows how upcoming technological advances could make wind energy a hot commodity in the Sunshine State.

Newswise: Will Fox wins 2020 John Dawson Award for producing new insights into astrophysical shockwaves
Released: 30-Jul-2020 11:50 AM EDT
Will Fox wins 2020 John Dawson Award for producing new insights into astrophysical shockwaves
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Profile of PPPL winner of APS Dawson Award for outstanding achievement in plasma physics research.

Newswise: Hearing loss linked to neurocognitive deficits in childhood cancer survivors
28-Jul-2020 4:15 PM EDT
Hearing loss linked to neurocognitive deficits in childhood cancer survivors
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Scientists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital are studying how hearing loss can affect the neurocognitive abilities of childhood cancer survivors. Findings show that survivors with severe hearing loss are at a significant increased risk for neurocognitive deficits, independent of what type of therapy they receive.


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