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Newswise: Los Alamos National Laboratory spent $396 million with New Mexico business in 2019

Los Alamos National Laboratory spent $396 million with New Mexico business in 2019

Los Alamos National Laboratory

New numbers for fiscal year 2019 show Los Alamos National Laboratory’s big impact on New Mexico’s economy, as the Laboratory employed 12,041 people for a total of $1.16 billion in salaries and contracted with small businesses statewide for $288.6 million.

Channels: Business Ethics, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Marketing,

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23-Jan-2020 2:35 PM EST
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Mount Sinai Emergency Department Innovation: An Observation Unit That Reduces Length of Stay and Raises Patient Satisfaction

Mount Sinai Health System

In one urban ED that sees approximately 12,000 pediatric patients a year, a team of emergency medicine physicians devised a model that would optimize resources, reduce length of stay dramatically, and increase patient satisfaction.

Channels: All Journal News, Children's Health, Emergency Medicine, Healthcare, In the Workplace, Respiratory Diseases and Disorders,

Released:
23-Jan-2020 2:30 PM EST
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Newswise: Here, There and Everywhere: Large and Giant Viruses Abound Globally

Here, There and Everywhere: Large and Giant Viruses Abound Globally

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

In Nature, a team led by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI) researchers uncovered a broad diversity of large and giant viruses that belong to the nucleocytoplasmic large DNA viruses (NCLDV) supergroup, expanding virus diversity in this group 10-fold from just 205 genomes.

Channels: Environmental Health, Environmental Science, Infectious Diseases, Microbiome, Public Health, West Nile Virus, Zika Virus, Nature (journal), DOE Science News, All Journal News,

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23-Jan-2020 2:25 PM EST
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Newswise: Acetone plus light creates a green jet fuel additive

Acetone plus light creates a green jet fuel additive

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Take biomass-derived acetone—common nail polish remover—use light to upgrade it to higher-mass hydrocarbons, and, voila, you have a domestically generated product that can be blended with conventional jet fuel to fly while providing environmental benefits, creating domestic jobs, securing the nation’s global leadership in bioenergy technologies, and improving U.S. energy security.

Channels: All Journal News, Biotech, Energy, Environmental Science, Technology,

Released:
23-Jan-2020 2:15 PM EST
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Atlantic Philanthropies archives open with first batch of files

Cornell University

A treasure trove for scholars of philanthropy and social change is now available at Cornell University Library’s Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections (RMC) as the expansive archive of The Atlantic Philanthropies has gone public.

Channels: All Journal News, Education, History, Media and Journalism,

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23-Jan-2020 2:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Helping the world understand, detect and treat a devasting genetic disorder

Helping the world understand, detect and treat a devasting genetic disorder

UC Davis MIND Institute

Fragile X syndrome is a debilitating genetic neurodevelopmental disorder that affects people worldwide, but many doctors don’t know anything about it, let alone have the resources to properly diagnose or treat it.

Channels: All Journal News, Autism, Children's Health, Family and Parenting, Healthcare, Neuro, Genetics, Europe News,

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23-Jan-2020 1:55 PM EST
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Newswise: Wistar Joins Global Effort to Expedite Coronavirus Vaccine Development for Outbreak Originating in China

Wistar Joins Global Effort to Expedite Coronavirus Vaccine Development for Outbreak Originating in China

Wistar Institute

Wistar announces today that they are part of a team to develop a vaccine against the recently emerged strain of coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that has infected hundreds in China and other countries, including the U.S., and resulted in numerous deaths to date. Wistar is part of a collaboration funded by the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI).

Channels: Cell Biology, Infectious Diseases, Public Health, China News,

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23-Jan-2020 1:50 PM EST
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Liver Fibrosis 'Off Switch' Discovered in Mice

University of California San Diego Health

UC San Diego School of Medicine researchers identified several genetic switches, or transcription factors, that determine whether or not liver cells produce collagen — providing a new therapeutic target for liver fibrosis.

Channels: Cell Biology, Digestive Disorders, Genetics, Liver Disease, All Journal News,

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23-Jan-2020 1:45 PM EST
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