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The GovLab and the IDB bring innovative ideas to Latin American government officials
New York University

The Governance Lab at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) share the results of the first two “Smarter Crowdsourcing in the Age of Coronavirus” online sessions

Newswise: Edward M. Barksdale, Jr., MD, named president-elect of the American Pediatric Surgery Association
Released: 1-Oct-2020 8:20 AM EDT
Edward M. Barksdale, Jr., MD, named president-elect of the American Pediatric Surgery Association
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Edward M. Barksdale, Jr., MD, Surgeon-in-Chief at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital (UH Rainbow), has been named president-elect of the American Pediatric Surgery Association (APSA). Dr. Barksdale will be APSA’s 53rd President, and will begin his one year term of service in May 2021.

Released: 1-Oct-2020 8:15 AM EDT
How (and Why) Steak-umm Became a Social Media Phenomenon During the Pandemic
North Carolina State University

A new study outlines how a brand of frozen meat products took social media by storm – and what other brands can learn from the phenomenon.

Newswise: The Medical Minute: Planning ahead for a potential emergency department visit
Released: 1-Oct-2020 8:15 AM EDT
The Medical Minute: Planning ahead for a potential emergency department visit
Penn State Health

Medical emergencies, by their nature, come with very little or no warning. While any injury or illness that requires a trip to the emergency department will likely cause distress, putting an action plan in place now can help minimize the anxiety and fear of a future visit.

Released: 1-Oct-2020 8:10 AM EDT
Award-Winning Poet Claudia Rankine to Join NYU
New York University

Claudia Rankine, an award-winning poet and past recipient of a MacArthur “Genius Grant,” will join the faculty at New York University as a Professor of Creative Writing.

Newswise: ATS Research Program, 4DMedical Announce Grant Opportunities for Research in Asthma, COPD and IPF
Released: 1-Oct-2020 8:05 AM EDT
ATS Research Program, 4DMedical Announce Grant Opportunities for Research in Asthma, COPD and IPF
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Today, the ATS Research Program announced three research grant opportunities with support from 4DMedical, a global medical technology company with a focus on lung health. With a total grant support of $150,000, each of the three $50,000 grants will fund research in asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder or COPD, and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis or IPF.

Released: 1-Oct-2020 8:05 AM EDT
Not All Patients Are Offered the Same Effective Breast Cancer Treatment
Thomas Jefferson University

Socioeconomic status and race could play a role in treatment decisions, according to new research.

Newswise: It ain’t great to stay up late: the perils of a late bedtime for kids and parents
Released: 1-Oct-2020 8:00 AM EDT
It ain’t great to stay up late: the perils of a late bedtime for kids and parents
University of South Australia

Staying up late is often a special treat for the kids but make it a habit and it could be damaging to their health and wellbeing, according to new research from the University of South Australia.

Newswise: As Fall Arrives, So Do Fire Ants in Southeastern Parts of the US
Released: 1-Oct-2020 8:00 AM EDT
As Fall Arrives, So Do Fire Ants in Southeastern Parts of the US
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

Parents should be just as aware of fire ants in the fall as the spring because it’s dangerous for a child to step in a fire ant mound this time of the year and be stung

Newswise: USF’s Collins Selected as 2020 CUR Geosciences Undergraduate Research Mentor Awardee
Released: 1-Oct-2020 7:30 AM EDT
USF’s Collins Selected as 2020 CUR Geosciences Undergraduate Research Mentor Awardee
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Jennifer Collins, professor in the School of Geosciences at the University of South Florida, has been selected as the 2020 CUR Geosciences Undergraduate Research Mentor Awardee.

30-Sep-2020 7:20 PM EDT
Sleep apnea treatment reduces heart problems in patients with prediabetes, new study finds
University of Chicago Medical Center

Research from the University of Chicago Medicine finds people with prediabetes and obstructive sleep apnea can reduce their daytime resting heart rate and risk of cardiovascular disease by using a CPAP device.

25-Sep-2020 9:05 PM EDT
Massachusetts Study Examines Relationships Between Staffing, Sepsis Rates
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

Sepsis rates at a sample of Massachusetts hospitals were significantly lower with increased nurse staffing and intensivist hours, according to new research published in the October issue of Critical Care Nurse.

Released: 1-Oct-2020 5:05 AM EDT
Relationships at home during the COVID-19 pandemic continue to improve, reports USC Center for the Digital Future
USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

In spite of the stress from COVID-19 and stay-at-home restrictions, many Americans continue to say the relationships with their spouses and children have improved during the pandemic, a study by the USC Center for the Digital Future (CDF) has found.

Released: 1-Oct-2020 3:05 AM EDT
“Counterattack” on Mild Cognitive Impairment launched, announces Dr. Leslie Norins, CEO of MCI911.com
MCI 911

Patients with mild cognitive impairment can aggressively utilize currently available substances and practices to try and delay their brain degeneration

Newswise: From San Diego to Italy, Study Suggests Wisdom can Protect Against Loneliness
28-Sep-2020 4:40 PM EDT
From San Diego to Italy, Study Suggests Wisdom can Protect Against Loneliness
University of California San Diego Health

Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine and University of Rome La Sapienza examined middle-aged and older adults in San Diego and Cilento, Italy and found loneliness and wisdom had a strong negative correlation. The wiser the person, the less lonely they were.

28-Sep-2020 5:20 PM EDT
Leading Argonne Scientists Discuss Latest Research on Cybersecurity During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Argonne National Laboratory

Hear firsthand from two of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory’s scientific leaders how their research provides insight into cyber resilience and cybersecurity to help secure our nation’s information and systems.

Newswise: How a Mesothelioma Patient Stays in the Game
Released: 30-Sep-2020 9:05 PM EDT
How a Mesothelioma Patient Stays in the Game
Cedars-Sinai

It started on the tennis court, in 2016. A lunge for the ball, an awkward fall, and then sore ribs with subsequent backhands. At least that's what Martin Snyder thought was the cause of his pain. He was wrong. An X-ray and further imaging over the ensuing weeks revealed that the slim and fit psychotherapist, then 73, had mesothelioma, a rare cancer usually caused by asbestos exposure.

Newswise: The proof is in the pudding:
Released: 30-Sep-2020 9:05 PM EDT
The proof is in the pudding:
University of South Australia

As Australia’s aged care sector continues to be scrutinised, researchers at the University of South Australia show that plain solutions are often the best, with a new study finding that aged care residents can improve their nutrition intake simply by increasing their meal sizes.

Newswise: Medical Mystery: ‘Creeping Fat’ in Crohn’s Patients Linked to Bacteria
Released: 30-Sep-2020 9:05 PM EDT
Medical Mystery: ‘Creeping Fat’ in Crohn’s Patients Linked to Bacteria
Cedars-Sinai

Cedars-Sinai researchers might have solved a mystery surrounding Crohn's disease: Why does fat appear to migrate into patients' small intestines?

Newswise: Computer Model Shows How COVID-19 Could Lead to Runaway Inflammation
Released: 30-Sep-2020 9:05 PM EDT
Computer Model Shows How COVID-19 Could Lead to Runaway Inflammation
Cedars-Sinai

New research from the University of Pittsburgh and Cedars-Sinai digs into the question: Why do some people with COVID-19 develop severe inflammation? The study is published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Newswise: Cardiac Arrest, Poor Survival Rates Common in Sickest Patients with COVID-19
29-Sep-2020 5:05 PM EDT
Cardiac Arrest, Poor Survival Rates Common in Sickest Patients with COVID-19
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Study shows critically ill patients with the novel coronavirus have high rates of cardiac arrest and poor outcomes even after CPR, an effect most strongly seen in older patients.

Released: 30-Sep-2020 6:25 PM EDT
Study reveals unnecessary stress testing performed prior to knee and hip replacement surgeries
University of Chicago Medical Center

A new study shows the overall rate of preoperative stress testing for hip and knee replacements has been decreasing consistently since 2006, but that many stress tests performed each year were unnecessary.

Newswise: Astronomers Take a Closer Look at the Centers of Galaxies
Released: 30-Sep-2020 6:10 PM EDT
Astronomers Take a Closer Look at the Centers of Galaxies
University of California San Diego

New study recently published in The Astrophysical Journal reveals a diverse range of types and locations of clouds across various active galactic nuclei and their host galaxies.

Newswise: Researchers Use Satellite Imaging to Map Groundwater Use in California’s Central Valley
Released: 30-Sep-2020 6:05 PM EDT
Researchers Use Satellite Imaging to Map Groundwater Use in California’s Central Valley
University of California San Diego

Researchers at the University of California San Diego report in a new study a way to improve groundwater monitoring by using a remote sensing technology (known as InSAR), in conjunction with climate and land cover data, to bridge gaps in the understanding of sustainable groundwater in California’s San Joaquin Valley.

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Newswise: New Research Provides Clues on Optimizing Cell Defenses When Viruses Attack
Released: 30-Sep-2020 5:25 PM EDT
New Research Provides Clues on Optimizing Cell Defenses When Viruses Attack
University of California San Diego

Research by UC San Diego scientists is providing new clues on how cells defend themselves from attack from viruses. The new study advance’s science’s understanding of interferons— proteins that help combat viruses like SARS-CoV-2—with possible implications for new clinical treatments.

Newswise: Arkansas Press Association names UA Little Rock professor 2020 Journalism Educator of the Year
Released: 30-Sep-2020 5:10 PM EDT
Arkansas Press Association names UA Little Rock professor 2020 Journalism Educator of the Year
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Sonny Rhodes, associate professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Mass Communication, is the 2020 recipient of the Arkansas Press Association Journalism Educator of the Year award.

Newswise: Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center receives $125,000 grant to provide services for high-tech entrepreneurs
Released: 30-Sep-2020 5:10 PM EDT
Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center receives $125,000 grant to provide services for high-tech entrepreneurs
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock has received a $125,000 grant to assist companies pursuing federal Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer grants and contracts.

Newswise: Yale Trial Validates Immunotherapy Treatment for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
28-Sep-2020 11:30 AM EDT
Yale Trial Validates Immunotherapy Treatment for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Yale Cancer Center

The immunotherapy drug atezolizumab improves survival over standard chemotherapy for many patients with newly diagnosed non-small cell lung cancer, according to a new study led by Yale Cancer Center researchers.

Newswise: Los Alamos announces details of new Crossroads supercomputer
Released: 30-Sep-2020 4:35 PM EDT
Los Alamos announces details of new Crossroads supercomputer
Los Alamos National Laboratory

The Alliance for Computing at Extreme Scale (ACES), a partnership between Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories, announced the details of a $105 million contract awarded to Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to deliver Crossroads, a next-generation supercomputer to be sited at Los Alamos.

Newswise: Women's Health Symposium at Mercy Medical Center
Released: 30-Sep-2020 4:10 PM EDT
Women's Health Symposium at Mercy Medical Center
Mercy Medical Center

A premier medical education opportunity for nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

Released: 30-Sep-2020 4:05 PM EDT
Metal-ion breakthrough leads to new biomaterials
Cornell University

Metals such as iron and calcium play a crucial role inside the human body, so it’s no surprise that bioengineers would like to integrate them into the soft, stretchy materials used to repair skin, blood vessels, lungs and other tissue.

Released: 30-Sep-2020 4:05 PM EDT
St. Jude recognized as clinical care center for rare von Hippel-Lindau syndrome
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has been designated as a von Hippel-Lindau Clinical Care Center by the VHL Alliance. St. Jude is the first and only VHL Alliance-recognized Clinical Care Center dedicated solely to children.

Released: 30-Sep-2020 4:05 PM EDT
New Biomarkers for Glioma Treatment Response
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Biomarkers using mass cytometry can assess patient response to an emerging vaccine for a specific pediatric brain tumor, according to a recent multi-center study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

29-Sep-2020 9:40 AM EDT
Even in People with Parkinson’s Gene, Coffee May Be Protective
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Even for people with a gene mutation tied to Parkinson’s disease, coffee consumption may be associated with a lower risk of actually developing the disease, according to a new study published in the September 30, 2020, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

29-Sep-2020 9:55 AM EDT
“There’s No Place Like Home” for Rehab After Stroke
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Stroke patients who get professional rehabilitation training in their homes through live video consultations may recover their motor skills better than those who do their rehab in person with a therapist at an outpatient rehabilitation facility, according to a study published in the September 30, 2020, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Remote rehabilitation may also promote greater brain connectivity, the study said.

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Released: 30-Sep-2020 3:50 PM EDT
Friend-to-friend texting may be the most effective voter mobilization tactic during 2020 election
Data Science Institute at Columbia University

Friend-to-friend text messaging may be the new door-to-door canvassing leading up to the 2020 election.

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Released: 30-Sep-2020 3:45 PM EDT
Investigational COVID-19 vaccine well-tolerated, generates immune response in older adults
NIH, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

A Phase 1 trial of an investigational mRNA vaccine to prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection has shown that the vaccine is well-tolerated and generates a strong immune response in older adults.

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Released: 30-Sep-2020 3:35 PM EDT
Artificial intelligence in art: a simple tool or creative genius?
Max Planck Institute for Human Development

Intelligent algorithms are used to create paintings, write poems, and compose music.

Released: 30-Sep-2020 3:35 PM EDT
Income Tied to Health Disparities in Chicago Parents
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

In Chicago, only 36 percent of parents with low household income reported being in better health, compared to 57 percent of parents with low to middle income and 75 percent of parents with high income, according to a survey released by Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH).

Released: 30-Sep-2020 3:35 PM EDT
Hackers targeting companies that fake corporate responsibility
University of Delaware

A new study found some hackers aren’t in it for the money; they want to expose firms that engage in phony philanthropy. These hackers — which include everyone from disgruntled employees to hacktivist groups — can “sniff out” actions that only give the appearance of corporate social responsibility.

Released: 30-Sep-2020 3:10 PM EDT
Financial distress linked to suicide risk in people with ADHD
Ohio State University

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is linked to higher levels of financial distress in adults – and a fourfold higher risk of suicide for those with the most debt, according to a large population study.

Newswise: Poor Cognitive Performance Predicts Impairment in Activities of Daily Living Years Later
Released: 30-Sep-2020 3:10 PM EDT
Poor Cognitive Performance Predicts Impairment in Activities of Daily Living Years Later
University of California San Diego Health

Subtle differences in cognition may help identify individuals at risk for becoming dependent years later upon others to complete daily activities, such as managing medications or finances and other essential activities.

Released: 30-Sep-2020 3:05 PM EDT
Trump's Claim That He Has the Support of Portland's Sheriff Is False
Newswise

Trump's Claim that he has the support of Portland's Sheriff is False

Released: 30-Sep-2020 2:55 PM EDT
University of Iowa celebrating 100 years of shaping the face of theatre
University of Iowa

For the past century, stories written by University of Iowa students, faculty, and alumni have captivated audiences around the world. Playwrights such as Tennessee Williams, Lee Blessing, Kirsten Greenidge, Samuel D. Hunter, and Jen Silverman have re-imagined what theatre, television, and film can be, experimenting and bringing ideas together in new and unexpected ways.

Released: 30-Sep-2020 2:50 PM EDT
Former Vice President Joe Biden never said that he attended Delaware State
Newswise

Biden was referring to when he announced his first Senate bid on the campus of Delaware State College in 1972.


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