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Newswise: How the Covid-19 Pandemic Has Changed Clinical Trials
Released: 13-Jan-2021 12:20 PM EST
How the Covid-19 Pandemic Has Changed Clinical Trials
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Reynold Panettieri, vice chancellor for Translational Medicine and Science at Rutgers University, is available to discuss how the Covid-19 pandemic has changed how clinical trials are administered.

Released: 8-Jan-2021 2:55 PM EST
FAQs Regarding the Police Response to the Storming of the U.S. Capitol from experts at Arizona State University
Arizona State University (ASU)

On Jan. 6, 2021, the U.S. Capitol was stormed in a manner not seen since the War of 1812. To many, the ease of the assault was shocking, highlighting differences in how law enforcement has approached other protests. Faculty from Arizona State University’s School of Criminology and Criminal Justice are helping to answer some of the questions that Americans understandably have about the incident.

Newswise: Sports Fandom Serves Several Purposes, Buffalo State Psych Professor Says
Released: 8-Jan-2021 8:05 AM EST
Sports Fandom Serves Several Purposes, Buffalo State Psych Professor Says
SUNY Buffalo State

With the Buffalo Bills on the verge of playing their first home playoff game in over 20 years, Buffalo State Psychology Professor Karen O'Quin talks about the psychology involved in fandom.

Newswise: Protect Your Cervical Health
Released: 7-Jan-2021 10:05 AM EST
Protect Your Cervical Health
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Expert from the Gynecologic Oncology Program at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey shares information about cervical health to highlight cervical health awareness month.

Released: 7-Jan-2021 6:05 AM EST
Harnessing the Power of Crowd-Driven Artificial Intelligence
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

The European Research Council (ERC) will fund the development of an innovative platform incorporating the IIASA crowdsourcing game Picture Pile. IIASA Strategic Initiatives Program Director Steffen Fritz will lead the project.

Newswise: COVID-19 Crisis: The Psychology of Defiance
Released: 5-Jan-2021 7:50 AM EST
COVID-19 Crisis: The Psychology of Defiance
Cedars-Sinai

Wear a mask. Wash your hands frequently. Don't get together with people outside your own household. After more than 10 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, these messages are starting to sound like background noise.

Released: 30-Dec-2020 4:05 PM EST
5 Things You Must Do While You Wait for the COVID-19 Vaccine
Rush University Medical Center

Even as vaccinations against COVID-19 are under way, the virus continues to kill thousands of Americans every day, making it more important than ever to stay safe and be ready in case it strikes you or your family. Here's what you need to do to prevent and prepare for the novel coronavirus.

Newswise: Make your Health a Priority in 2021
Released: 28-Dec-2020 8:30 AM EST
Make your Health a Priority in 2021
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Rutgers Cancer Institute Expert shares ways to start fresh in 2021 by making resolutions that prioritize a healthy lifestyle and help prevent cancer and other chronic conditions.

Released: 22-Dec-2020 12:55 PM EST
Financial Literacy Can Help with Long-Term Wealth
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The road to financial literacy – and ultimately financial independence – is a long one. Embarking on this journey requires the right mindset and desire to improve continuously, according to John Longo, a professor of professional practice at Rutgers Business School-Newark and New Brunswick.

Newswise: Resolve to achieve healthy sleep in 2021
Released: 21-Dec-2020 9:35 AM EST
Resolve to achieve healthy sleep in 2021
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

According to a recent survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, 85% of U.S. adults do not get the recommended seven hours or more of sleep every night. With the new year comes the opportunity for Americans to reset habits to include making healthy sleep a priority.

Newswise: Rutgers Black Physician Shares Why She Joined Coronavirus Vaccine Clinical Trial
Released: 18-Dec-2020 11:05 AM EST
Rutgers Black Physician Shares Why She Joined Coronavirus Vaccine Clinical Trial
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

As the United States begins rolling out coronavirus vaccines, many people, especially those in the Black community, are still hesitant to participate when it becomes widely available. Valerie Fitzhugh, a Rutgers doctor discusses why she chose to participate in a coronavirus vaccine trial as a Black woman, wife, and mother of two children and encourages more people, particularly minorities, to be vaccinated.

Newswise: A Force of Influence: Children as YouTube Stars
Released: 16-Dec-2020 5:20 PM EST
A Force of Influence: Children as YouTube Stars
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Benjamin Burroughs, an assistant professor of journalism and media studies at UNLV, examines the emergent digital media landscape where children are cultivated as child “influencers” and explores the ethical considerations of child-created content on social media sites like YouTube.

Released: 16-Dec-2020 3:30 PM EST
Expert: What is the Great Conjunction?
Michigan State University

Contact: Kim Ward, University Communications: (517) 432-0117, kward@msu.edu, Zach Richardson, University Communications: (517) 281-5786, richa954@msu.edu. Dec. 16, 2020 Ask the Expert: The Great Conjunction EAST LANSING, Mich. – As the world continues to turn during the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are settling in for a holiday season unlike any other in recent memory. One that, on its face, seems to lack the usual magic of holidays in the past. That would be the case, if not for the once-in-a-lifetime Great Conjunction that will occur on Dec. 21. A Great Conjunction that many are calling the “Christmas Star.” Shannon Schmoll, director of the Abrams Planetarium at Michigan State University, offers her insight on the astronomical event that will be sure to brighten the holidays. What is a conjunction? Or what qualifies something as a conjunction? A conjunction at its most basic is when two objects, such as planets, pass each other in the sky. The more specific answer, h

Newswise: Education professors provide tips for K-12 parents, teachers for online learning
Released: 16-Dec-2020 2:05 PM EST
Education professors provide tips for K-12 parents, teachers for online learning
Cornell College

K–12 schools are offering education in a way the country and the world has never seen before. Cornell College education professors offer tips for parents and teachers for successful online learning.

Newswise: Don’t add a Champagne Cork Mishap to the 2020 Dumpster Fire
Released: 16-Dec-2020 12:00 PM EST
Don’t add a Champagne Cork Mishap to the 2020 Dumpster Fire
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

Ophthalmologists, physicians specializing in medical and surgical eye care, say exploding corks can cause a wide range of eye injuries.

Newswise: Exploring the life and times of a renegade children’s author
Released: 14-Dec-2020 5:20 PM EST
Exploring the life and times of a renegade children’s author
University of Redlands

In Louise Fitzhugh’s 1964 seminal children’s novel Harriet the Spy, a young girl keeps a notebook in which she records her observations about her friends, neighbors, and classmates. University of Redlands Creative Writing Professor Leslie Brody says she encourages her students to do the same.

Released: 14-Dec-2020 9:45 AM EST
How Can We Make Sure People Get the Second COVID-19 Vaccine Dose?
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

The availability of COVID-19 vaccines will not necessarily result in people getting fully vaccinated, because the first vaccines require a second dose within a few weeks to get full protection. Mark Fendrick, M.D., has studied barriers to preventive health services and offers suggestions based on past research for how to ensure full vaccination.

Newswise: Are we alone in the universe? UAH’s Dr. Gary Zank doesn’t think so
11-Dec-2020 11:40 AM EST
Are we alone in the universe? UAH’s Dr. Gary Zank doesn’t think so
University of Alabama Huntsville

Are we alone in the universe? Research by Dr. Gary Zank at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), a part of the University of Alabama System, and collaborators from UAH and other institutions has helped to inform the search for planets that could harbor life.

Newswise: More Joy, Less Stress: Coping With Cancer through the Holiday Season
Released: 7-Dec-2020 1:55 PM EST
More Joy, Less Stress: Coping With Cancer through the Holiday Season
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

The holiday season can be challenging for those impacted by cancer. This time may be especially demanding and draining, creating mixed emotions and added stress due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Expert from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey provides some strategies to consider for less stress this holiday season.

Released: 7-Dec-2020 12:25 PM EST
How the pandemic revealed cracks in global supply chains
Ohio State University

At the start of the pandemic, Americans were shocked by empty store shelves as global supply chains sputtered to keep up with demand. But the end of the pandemic is unlikely to solve many of the issues with global supply chains.

Released: 4-Dec-2020 12:55 PM EST
Building better vaccines for the elderly
Washington University in St. Louis

Chemist Meredith Jackrel studies protein misfolding and how it leads to disease. She is collaborating engineers to develop amyloid-inspired vaccine technologies specifically tailored for seniors. The approach could be relevant to COVID-19 as the elderly are particularly susceptible to its severe complications.

Released: 2-Dec-2020 6:05 PM EST
How Caregivers of People with Dementia Can Navigate Holidays During the Pandemic
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

As COVID-19 cases increase across the nation, many caregivers are trying to navigate the holidays for relatives with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that people not travel to limit the potential spread of the coronavirus. Mary Catherine Lundquist, program director of Care2Caregivers, a peer counseling helpline (800-424-2494) for caregivers of people with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease operated by Rutgers Behavioral Health Care, discusses how families can stay connected with their loved ones.

Newswise: With COVID-19, will snowbirds still answer the call of warmer weather?
Released: 2-Dec-2020 1:45 PM EST
With COVID-19, will snowbirds still answer the call of warmer weather?
Arizona State University (ASU)

Christine Vogt is the director of Arizona State University's Center for Sustainable Tourism in the School of Community Resources and Development. Vogt has done research for over two decades in the areas of recreation, parks and tourism. She shares what kind of tourism changes we can expect to see this snowbird season.

Newswise: New Political Science Chair Explains Importance of Public Administration Discipline
Released: 2-Dec-2020 11:55 AM EST
New Political Science Chair Explains Importance of Public Administration Discipline
SUNY Buffalo State

Atta Ceesay, who received the Buffalo State President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2019, worked with other faculty members and M. Scott Goodman, interim dean of the School of Natural and Social Sciences, to elevate public administration and rename the department Political Science and Public Administration. This decision was partly fueled by an external review of the department last fall.

Newswise: Why Older Adults Should Shop from Home While the Pandemic is Surging
Released: 1-Dec-2020 4:50 PM EST
Why Older Adults Should Shop from Home While the Pandemic is Surging
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Leslie M. Kantor, professor and chair of the Department of Urban-Global Public Health at the Rutgers School of Public Health, talks about the new data from Public Health England, the country’s national health service, and explains why even the most independent seniors should avoid grocery shopping at this stage of the pandemic and how to use technology and help from family and friends.

Released: 1-Dec-2020 11:35 AM EST
AXA Chair at UC Santa Cruz funds efforts to build coastal resilience naturally
University of California, Santa Cruz

Global insurance company AXA has established the AXA Chair in Coastal Resilience at UC Santa Cruz to support the work of Michael Beck, a research professor in the Institute of Marine Sciences and the Department of Ocean Sciences, to advance the conservation and restoration of coastal habitats as natural defenses against storms and climate change.

Newswise: Stressed supply chains will mean delays for holiday shopping
Released: 25-Nov-2020 10:45 AM EST
Stressed supply chains will mean delays for holiday shopping
Iowa State University

As people begin their holiday shopping, the concerns about timely delivery dates are real.  The combination of holiday shopping and a global pandemic has some e-commerce experts are predicting a ‘shipageddon’ of delays and chaos this holiday season.

Released: 25-Nov-2020 9:55 AM EST
More Health Systems Join National #MaskUp Campaign
Cleveland Clinic

Many more health systems are joining the national #MaskUp campaign encouraging Americans to stop the spread of COVID-19 by following safety guidelines. Over just a few days, another 19 health systems with hundreds of hospitals united with 100 health systems nationwide with hospitals numbering in the thousands. The public service campaign is critical to the health and well-being of all Americans. It is a plea from healthcare professionals everywhere: wear a mask and follow other precautions to save lives and help get our country back on its feet.

Released: 24-Nov-2020 3:15 PM EST
Workplace Expert: COVID-Safe Company Holiday Party Ideas and Why Celebrating is Significant
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Maryland Smith workplace expert Vijaya Venkataramani says Zoom fatigue notwithstanding, a COVID-safe staff or company holiday celebration is ideal for leaders and managers to give thanks to team members for their resilience in 2020.

Released: 24-Nov-2020 11:55 AM EST
Cleveland Clinic First in the World to Use Latest Ablation Technology to Destroy Large Liver Tumors
Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic is the first hospital in the world to use a recently FDA-approved ablation technology that can destroy large liver tumors. The minimally invasive procedure uses a single needle connected to a powerful 150-watt microwave generator that can burn a malignant liver tumor as large as 2.4 inches, which is about the size of an egg. Eren Berber, M.D., director of Cleveland Clinic’s Surgical Liver Tumor Ablation Program, led a team that successfully used the technology in October to treat a patient who had a 2.4-inch liver tumor.

Newswise: Over the holidays, replacing the furnace filter could help protect people from COVID-19 indoors
Released: 24-Nov-2020 11:35 AM EST
Over the holidays, replacing the furnace filter could help protect people from COVID-19 indoors
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Dr. Yang Wang, assistant professor of environmental engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, advises homeowners to replace their furnace filter to help protect families from COVID-19 over the holidays.

Newswise: From the Bench: Taking Steps toward New Lung Cancer Therapies
Released: 23-Nov-2020 1:30 PM EST
From the Bench: Taking Steps toward New Lung Cancer Therapies
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

As the state’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, together with RWJBarnabas Health, has the tools and experts to provide exceptional care and conduct cutting-edge research to advance our understanding of lung cancer and pave the way for new therapies. Rutgers Cancer Institute expert shares more on the latest research in lung cancer.

Released: 23-Nov-2020 10:10 AM EST
The Black Women Behind Rock and Roll
New York University

Ahead of this year’s GRAMMY nominations, Maureen Mahon discusses several aspects of rock and roll’s racial and cultural history and, in particular, how African American women have played a role as both performers and inspirations, including for a once-little-known British band from Liverpool.

Newswise: Testing Wastewater for COVID-19
Released: 20-Nov-2020 2:25 PM EST
Testing Wastewater for COVID-19
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

UNLV researcher Edwin Oh and colleagues have implemented wastewater surveillance programs to screen samples for the presence of COVID-19 and to extract the RNA from the SARS-COV-2 virus to find targets that make vaccines more effective.

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Released: 20-Nov-2020 1:20 PM EST
Alex Trebek’s Death Raising Awareness and Questions About Pancreatic Cancer
University of Colorado Cancer Center

Longtime “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek announced it to the world on March 6, 2019: Like 50,000 other Americans each year, he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

Newswise: Facing New Challenges: Caregiving, Cancer, and COVID
Released: 19-Nov-2020 8:55 AM EST
Facing New Challenges: Caregiving, Cancer, and COVID
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

November is National Family Caregivers month, a time to recognize those who play an important role in helping a loved one through their cancer journey. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, caregivers for cancer patients might feel that this role has become more difficult. Experts from Rutgers Cancer Institute share some insight.

Newswise: Keck Medicine of USC experts offer insights into the connection between diabetes and COVID-19 during National Diabetes Month
Released: 18-Nov-2020 6:05 AM EST
Keck Medicine of USC experts offer insights into the connection between diabetes and COVID-19 during National Diabetes Month
Keck Medicine of USC

More than 35 million people in the United States have diabetes, which has been linked to worse outcomes from COVID-19. During National Diabetes Month, Keck Medicine of USC experts discuss how the pandemic has affected people with diabetes and what they can do to protect their health.

Newswise: Advances in Pancreatic Cancer Research and Treatment
Released: 17-Nov-2020 8:10 AM EST
Advances in Pancreatic Cancer Research and Treatment
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Pancreatic cancer is difficult to detect and treat, so researchers are continually advancing working on understanding of the disease through research. Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey expert shares an overview of research and treatment advances for pancreatic cancer.

Newswise: Pancreatic Cancer 101: Understanding the Basics
Released: 17-Nov-2020 8:05 AM EST
Pancreatic Cancer 101: Understanding the Basics
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey expert addresses what you should know about pancreatic cancer including risks, symptoms and treatment.

Newswise: Leading Keck Medicine of USC infectious disease expert offers advice on how to stay safe this Thanksgiving holiday
Released: 17-Nov-2020 7:05 AM EST
Leading Keck Medicine of USC infectious disease expert offers advice on how to stay safe this Thanksgiving holiday
Keck Medicine of USC

Leading Keck Medicine of USC infectious disease expert offers advice on how to stay safe this Thanksgiving holiday

Released: 16-Nov-2020 7:05 PM EST
How to Stay Safer as College Students Return Home for Thanksgiving
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

A Rutgers infectious disease expert discusses considerations for families welcoming home college students and how to celebrate Thanksgiving safely

Released: 16-Nov-2020 4:10 PM EST
Keep Moving and Stay Connected: Tips for Taking Care of Older Loved Ones During a Pandemic
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Mask orders. Constant cleaning. Quarantine. The COVID-19 pandemic has completely changed how many people live. This can be especially true for older adults. As one of the most at-risk populations for COVID-related complications, many older adults have been forced to isolate themselves, causing decreased physical and mental activity.

Newswise: Pandemic Stress Triggers Skin, Hair Problems
Released: 16-Nov-2020 11:05 AM EST
Pandemic Stress Triggers Skin, Hair Problems
Cedars-Sinai

While many felt stressed out from the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, others are just now experiencing a delayed physical response to living with stress: hair loss.

Newswise: Chuck Kessel: Forging Paths for Fusion’s Future
Released: 16-Nov-2020 10:05 AM EST
Chuck Kessel: Forging Paths for Fusion’s Future
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Chuck Kessel leads the national Blanket and Fuel Cycle program, the national Fusion Energy Systems Studies program and the Virtual Laboratory of Technology and co-leads the Liquid-Metal Plasma-Facing Components program. He's devoted his career to ensuring commercial fusion power is a viable future option.

Released: 11-Nov-2020 4:15 PM EST
Ad-free, censorship-free social sites MeWe, Parler see surge in interest postelection
University of Michigan

Since the Nov. 3 election, people—particularly President Trump supporters—have been flocking to social media platforms Parler and MeWe, which promise ad-free or uncensored experiences.

Released: 11-Nov-2020 1:45 PM EST
Expert alert: Changing the outlook for pancreatic cancer
Mayo Clinic

Pancreatic cancer often is hidden and doesn't cause symptoms until it has spread. It is a leading cause of cancer deaths in the world. November 19 is World Pancreatic Cancer Day, but the entire month of November is meant to bring awareness to this disease. Advances in screening and early detection for high-risk people, minimally invasive surgical innovations and new genetic classifications are changing the outlook for pancreatic cancer, says Dr. Michael Wallace, a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist.

Released: 10-Nov-2020 3:05 PM EST
Understanding Impacts of COVID-19 on Substance Use Disorder and Treatment
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

A Rutgers expert discusses the many impacts of COVID-19 on people with substance use disorder and what treatment providers, policymakers and researchers are doing to help.

Released: 10-Nov-2020 11:35 AM EST
Expert Alert: 5 things to know about being a living liver donor
Mayo Clinic

About 1 in 5 patients who are on the national waiting list for a liver transplant die or become too sick before an organ becomes available. With an ever-growing need for organs, Mayo Clinic is working to increase awareness about living liver donation for transplantation.

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Released: 10-Nov-2020 8:05 AM EST
What’s at stake in the Supreme Court’s ACA case? A quick explainer
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Though the election and pandemic have eclipsed it in the news, there’s another event unfolding that could affect nearly all Americans: a Supreme Court case that will decide the future of the Affordable Care Act. A health policy researcher explains what would happen if it's overturned.


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