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21-Jun-2021 10:20 AM EDT
Teachers Want to Encourage Children to Take a Public Stand Against Climate Change
University of Bristol

More than half of teachers in England are in favour of teaching children to take direct action against climate change and break the rules to make their point, according to a new survey.

Newswise: How to Make Lithium-ion Batteries Invincible
Released: 22-Jun-2021 5:55 PM EDT
How to Make Lithium-ion Batteries Invincible
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Berkeley Lab scientists have made significant progress in developing battery cathodes using a new class of materials that provide batteries with the same if not higher energy density than conventional lithium-ion batteries but can be made of inexpensive and abundant metals. Known as DRX, which stands for disordered rocksalts with excess lithium, this novel family of materials was invented less than 10 years ago and allows cathodes to be made without nickel or cobalt.

Released: 22-Jun-2021 5:35 PM EDT
Biju Samkutty被任命为妙佑医疗国际全球运营(Mayo Clinic International)首席运营官
Mayo Clinic

Biju Samkutty被任命为妙佑医疗国际全球运营首席运营官。Samkutty将与妙佑医疗国际全球运营总裁G. Anton Decker内外全科医学士携手把妙佑医疗国际的服务触角延伸到世界各地。

Released: 22-Jun-2021 5:30 PM EDT
باحثو مايو كلينك يستكشفون طريقة تراعي الحالة الفردية للأدوية المضادة للسمنة
Mayo Clinic

تركز مبادرات الطب الفردي بشكل أساسي على الأمراض النادرة أو السرطان. لم يسجل الكثير من المحاولات لإضفاء طابع فردي على علاج الأمراض المزمنة غير المعدية مثل: السُمنة - وهي مرض مزمن متكرر الانتكاس وسبب رئيسي للسكري من النوع الثاني، وأمراض الكبد الدهنية، والأمراض القلبية والوعائية، والسرطان. هناك العديد من تدخلات السمنة، مثل: الأنظمة الغذائية، والأجهزة، والجراحة، والأدوية. مع ذلك، لا يُعرف الكثير عن مؤشرات الاستجابة لتدخلات السُمنة هذه.

Released: 22-Jun-2021 5:10 PM EDT
Tecnología de inteligencia artificial y ECG puede rápidamente descartar infección por COVID-19
Mayo Clinic

La inteligencia artificial puede ofrecer un manera de determinar con exactitud que una persona no está infectada con la COVID-19. Un estudio internacional y retrospectivo descubrió que la infección por SARS-CoV-2, el virus que causa la COVID-19, provoca sutiles cambios eléctricos en el corazón. Un electrocardiograma (ECG) mediado por inteligencia artificial detecta estos cambios y puede servir como una prueba rápida y confiable para descartar la infección por COVID-19.

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Released: 22-Jun-2021 4:50 PM EDT
Radiologist Characteristics Predict Performance in Screening Mammography
Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute

According to a new study, by the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute and the American College of Radiology’s National Mammography Database Committee, the most influential radiologist characteristics impacting mammography interpretive performance were geography, breast sub-specialization, performance of diagnostic mammography, and performance of diagnostic ultrasound.

Released: 22-Jun-2021 4:45 PM EDT
Penn Medicine to Use $1M from City of Philadelphia for Additional Community Vaccination Clinics
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Penn Medicine will continue its collaboration with the West and Southwest Philadelphia communities to operate a series of COVID-19 vaccine clinics in partnership with community organizations, faith-based institutions, restaurants, barbershops, and even professional sports teams thanks to $1 million in funding from the City of Philadelphia, in partnership with PMHCC.

Newswise: Schoch Named PNNL Chief Communications Officer
Released: 22-Jun-2021 3:55 PM EDT
Schoch Named PNNL Chief Communications Officer
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Amanda Schoch, an experienced national intelligence communications strategist, tapped to lead PNNL Communications

Newswise: Making Our Computers More Secure
Released: 22-Jun-2021 3:50 PM EDT
Making Our Computers More Secure
Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Columbia Engineering researchers who are leading experts in computer security recently presented two major papers on memory safety that make computer systems more secure at the International Symposium on Computer Architecture. This new research, which has zero to little effect on system performance, is already being used to create a processor for the Air Force Research Lab.

Newswise: Iowa State University and Partners Receive Major National Science Foundation Research Grant to Drive Innovation in Rural Broadband Connectivity
Released: 22-Jun-2021 3:05 PM EDT
Iowa State University and Partners Receive Major National Science Foundation Research Grant to Drive Innovation in Rural Broadband Connectivity
Iowa State University

Funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation, a consortium of industry partners, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, the new regional testbed will focus on wireless research to enable high-throughput, universal and affordable rural broadband.

Newswise: Bahran honored with Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Service
Released: 22-Jun-2021 2:45 PM EDT
Bahran honored with Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Service
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Rian Bahran, a Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist on assignment in Washington, D.C, has received the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service for his exemplary performance.

Released: 22-Jun-2021 2:45 PM EDT
Penn Medicine Hospitals Ranked #50 Globally on Newsweek’s “World’s Best Smart Hospitals 2021” List
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center (PPMC) rank #27 in the United States and #50 globally on Newsweek’s World’s Best Smart Hospitals 2021, which ranks the 250 best medical institutions that are leading the field in smart technologies, like digital surgery, imaging, artificial intelligence, telehealth and electronic medical records. Results are based on worldwide recommendations from medical professionals.

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Released: 22-Jun-2021 2:35 PM EDT
Department of Energy Announces $28.9 Million for Research to Develop Advanced Chemical Sciences Software
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $28.9 million in funding for nine research projects to advance the development of sophisticated software for the chemical sciences.

Newswise: Register today: ACS Quality/Safety Conference VIRTUAL
Released: 22-Jun-2021 2:35 PM EDT
Register today: ACS Quality/Safety Conference VIRTUAL
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Media registration is now open for the American College of Surgeons (ACS) 2021 Quality and Safety Conference VIRTUAL

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Released: 22-Jun-2021 2:25 PM EDT
Department of Energy Announces 2021 Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award Call for Nominations
Department of Energy, Office of Science

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a call for nominations for the 2021 Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award, one of the longest running and most prestigious science and technology awards given by the U.S. Government.

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Released: 22-Jun-2021 2:15 PM EDT
Research Shows Similarities in Hunters, Animal Rights Advocates
Texas A&M AgriLife

Animal rights advocates and hunters may have more in common than they think when it comes to nature conservancy, according to a newly published study by a Texas A&M AgriLife researcher.

Released: 22-Jun-2021 2:10 PM EDT
NREF Announces Recipients of 2021-22 Research Fellowship Grants and Young Clinician Investigator Awards
Neurosurgery Research & Education Foundation (NREF)

NREF Announces Recipients of 2021-22 Research Fellowship Grants and Young Clinician Investigator Awards

Released: 22-Jun-2021 1:25 PM EDT
Switching from Western diet to a balanced diet may reduce skin, joint inflammation
UC Davis Health

Diet rich in sugar and fat leads to disruption in the gut’s microbial culture and contributes to inflammatory skin diseases such as psoriasis. Research shows that switching to a more balanced diet restores the gut’s health and suppresses inflammation.

Newswise: Study Finds Most Common Protein in Blood is Instrumental in Enabling Human Fertilization and Fighting Infection
Released: 22-Jun-2021 12:40 PM EDT
Study Finds Most Common Protein in Blood is Instrumental in Enabling Human Fertilization and Fighting Infection
University of California, Irvine

A new University of California, Irvine-led study reveals albumin (Alb), among the most abundant proteins in the body, activates a proton channel (hHv1), also widespread in the body, giving sperm the ability to penetrate and fertilize an egg, and allowing white blood cells to secrete large amounts of inflammatory mediators to fight infection.

Released: 22-Jun-2021 12:35 PM EDT
Self-assembly of stimuli-responsive coiled-coil fibrous hydrogels
NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Jin Kim Montclare, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering led a team who previously reported a responsive hydrogel formed using a coiled-coil protein. The team expanded their studies to identify the gelation of Q protein at distinct temperatures and pH conditions.

Released: 22-Jun-2021 12:30 PM EDT
Political Variables Carried More Weight Than Healthcare in Government Response to COVID-19
Binghamton University, State University of New York

Political institutions such as the timing of elections and presidentialism had a larger influence on COVID-19 strategies than the institutions organizing national healthcare, according to a research team led by a professor at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Newswise: Iris and Matthew Strauss Give $2 Million to Endow Faculty Chair at UC San Diego
Released: 22-Jun-2021 12:25 PM EDT
Iris and Matthew Strauss Give $2 Million to Endow Faculty Chair at UC San Diego
University of California San Diego Health

Longtime supporters of cancer research and patient care at Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health have given University of California San Diego School of Medicine $2 million to establish the Iris and Matthew Strauss Chancellor’s Endowed Chair in Head and Neck Surgery.

Newswise: NAU Mechanical Engineer Receives NSF CAREER Award to Pioneer Robot-assisted Rehabilitation While Integrating Education, Research
Released: 22-Jun-2021 12:20 PM EDT
NAU Mechanical Engineer Receives NSF CAREER Award to Pioneer Robot-assisted Rehabilitation While Integrating Education, Research
Northern Arizona University

Zach Lerner leads the Biomechatronics Lab at NAU, where he studies the use of robotics to help improve the gait of people with walking disabilities. The outcomes for this project have the potential to transform treatment of walking disabilities across a wide range of conditions.

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Newswise: The Importance of Daily Sunscreen Use
Released: 22-Jun-2021 12:10 PM EDT
The Importance of Daily Sunscreen Use
Hackensack Meridian Health

Wearing sunscreen every day, even if you are outside only for short periods, is an important step in keeping your skin looking healthy and preventing skin cancer.

Newswise: College of Education Ph.D Student Named Presidential Award Finalist for Science Teaching
Released: 22-Jun-2021 12:10 PM EDT
College of Education Ph.D Student Named Presidential Award Finalist for Science Teaching
University of Illinois at Chicago

The Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching is the nation’s highest honor for STEM teachers.

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Newswise: Rutgers Cancer Institute researchers shortlisted for Cancer Grand Challenges funding
Released: 22-Jun-2021 12:05 PM EDT
Rutgers Cancer Institute researchers shortlisted for Cancer Grand Challenges funding
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

A diverse, global team of scientists led by a Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey leader has been selected for the final stages of Cancer Grand Challenges – with a chance of securing a share of $111 million in funding to take on one of cancer’s toughest problems.

22-Jun-2021 12:00 PM EDT
Study Testing How Well COVID-19 Vaccine Prevents Infection and Spread of SARS-CoV-2 Among University Students Now Expands to Include Young Adults Beyond the University Setting
Covid-19 Prevention Network (CoVPN)

The Prevent COVID U study, which launched in late March 2021 to evaluate SARS-CoV-2 infection and transmission among university students vaccinated with the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, has expanded beyond the university setting to enroll young adults ages 18 through 29 years and will now also include people in this age group who choose not to receive a vaccine.

Newswise: Transforming CO2 and Sugars Into Biofuel
Released: 22-Jun-2021 11:40 AM EDT
Transforming CO2 and Sugars Into Biofuel
University of Delaware

With a $2.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), UD Professor Eleftherios (Terry) Papoutsakis is developing a system to produce bioenergy from a mix of microbes that can convert carbon dioxide into useful chemicals.

Released: 22-Jun-2021 11:15 AM EDT
Memoir from Health Policy Expert Challenges American Health Care System and Inspires Change
Amplify Publishing

Amplify Publishing announces the release of Beyond Fear: How I Fought the Feds for Six Years—and Won by Ted Giovanis.

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Newswise: Antelope’s Fate Shrouded by Social, Political Forces
Released: 22-Jun-2021 11:00 AM EDT
Antelope’s Fate Shrouded by Social, Political Forces
University of Georgia

The story of efforts to conserve the endangered oribi in South Africa represent a diaspora of issues as varied as the people who live there.

Newswise: Synthetic Tree Enhances Solar Steam Generation for Harvesting Drinking Water
22-Jun-2021 8:30 AM EDT
Synthetic Tree Enhances Solar Steam Generation for Harvesting Drinking Water
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Solar steam generation has emerged as a promising renewable energy technology for water harvesting, desalination, and purification that could benefit people who need it most in remote communities, disaster-relief areas, and developing nations. In Applied Physics Letters, researchers inspired by mangrove trees thriving along coastlines developed a synthetic tree to enhance SSG, replacing capillary action with transpiration, the process of water movement through a plant and its evaporation from leaves, stems, and flowers.

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21-Jun-2021 8:30 AM EDT
Tree Pollen Carries SARS-CoV-2 Particles Farther, Facilitates Virus Spread
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

A study on the role of microscopic particles in virus transmission suggests pollen is nothing to sneeze at. In Physics of Fluids, researchers investigate how pollen facilitates the spread of an RNA virus like the COVID-19 virus. The study draws on cutting-edge computational approaches for analyzing fluid dynamics to mimic the pollen movement from a willow tree, a prototypical pollen emitter. Airborne pollen grains contribute to the spread of airborne viruses, especially in crowded environments.

Newswise: Julia Programming Language Tackles Differential Equation Challenges
21-Jun-2021 8:00 AM EDT
Julia Programming Language Tackles Differential Equation Challenges
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Emerging open-source programming language Julia is designed to be fast and easy to use. Since it is particularly suited for numerical applications, scientists are using it to explore the challenges in transitioning to all-renewable power generation. Decarbonization implies a radical restructuring of power grids, which will become even more complex, so new computational tools are needed. In Chaos, researchers describe a software package they built to enable the simulation of general dynamical systems on complex networks.

Newswise: First Wave COVID-19 Data Underestimated Pandemic Infections
18-Jun-2021 8:30 AM EDT
First Wave COVID-19 Data Underestimated Pandemic Infections
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Two COVID-19 pandemic curves emerged within many cities during the one-year period from March 2020 to March 2021. Oddly, the number of total daily infections reported during the first wave is much lower than that of the second, but the total number of daily deaths reported during the first wave is much higher than the second wave.

Newswise: New Machine Learning Methods Could Improve Environmental Predictions
Released: 22-Jun-2021 10:45 AM EDT
New Machine Learning Methods Could Improve Environmental Predictions
University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering

A team of researchers from the University of Pittsburgh, University of Minnesota, and U.S. Geological Survey have developed a new machine learning technique that could improve environmental predictions.

Newswise: Stroke Specialist James Conners, MD, MS, FAHA, Named Chair of Neurological Sciences at Rush
Released: 22-Jun-2021 10:40 AM EDT
Stroke Specialist James Conners, MD, MS, FAHA, Named Chair of Neurological Sciences at Rush
Rush University Medical Center

Leader of cerebrovascular disease, comprehensive stroke center, neurological clinical operations and a faculty excellence honoree takes the helm

Released: 22-Jun-2021 10:05 AM EDT
Self-Reported Declines in Cognition May be Linked to Changes in Brain Connectivity
Wayne State University Division of Research

A team from Wayne State University recently published the results of a three-year study of cognitive changes in older adults who complained that their cognitive ability was worsening though clinical assessments showed no impairments. MRIs at 18-month intervals showed significant changes in functional connectivity in two areas of the brain.

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21-Jun-2021 11:05 AM EDT
Mount Sinai Researchers Discover a Novel Class of Drugs That May Help Treat a Deadly Type of Lymphoma
Mount Sinai Health System

A new class of drugs that inhibits a “master switch” involved in the vast majority of cases of mantle cell lymphoma (MCL), a fatal subtype of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, has been discovered by researchers at Mount Sinai.

18-Jun-2021 2:55 PM EDT
Size Matters: Higher Licensed Venue Capacity Linked to Greater Risk of Alcohol-Related Violence
Research Society on Alcoholism

Disproportionately more assaults occur in higher-capacity licensed venues than in their smaller counterparts, according to an Australian study reported in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. Licensed premises are high-risk settings for violent incidents, and a sizeable proportion of all alcohol-related violence occurs within them. Factors linked to aggressive in-venue behavior include inadequate seating, inconvenient bar access, crowded spaces, and drunkenness – which are all more likely in venues with more people (and hence in higher-capacity premises). However, although venue capacity had been proposed as a risk factor for on-premises violence, most previous research has focused on the relationship between crowding and aggression, and on the impact of longer trading hours. In the current study, therefore, researchers investigated the association between venue capacity and the number of violent incidents on-premises; the impact of longer opening hours was also assessed.

Released: 22-Jun-2021 9:55 AM EDT
Intelligence-Sharing Tools Will Enable Smarter Devices
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

In the not-so-distant future, artificial intelligence and machine learning tasks will be carried out among connected devices through wireless networks, dramatically enhancing the capabilities of future smartphones, tablets, and sensors, and achieving what’s known as distributed intelligence. As technology stands right now, however, machine learning algorithms are not efficient enough to be run over wireless networks and wireless networks are not yet ready to transmit this type of intelligence.


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