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AERA and OECD to Co-Host Webinar on Education Research Worldwide in a Covid and Post-Covid World
American Educational Research Association (AERA)

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) will co-host a webinar on “Education Research Worldwide in a Covid and Post-Covid World” at 9:30-11:00 am EDT Wednesday, September 23.

Newswise: Confronting Racism in Higher Education
Released: 17-Sep-2020 5:45 PM EDT
Confronting Racism in Higher Education
University of Utah

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) at the University of Utah is leading a collective call to action for truth, healing and the building of anti-racist campuses with the launch of Friday Forums on Racism in Higher Education.

Newswise: UC San Diego launches Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies program and minor, a welcome addition to campus
Released: 17-Sep-2020 5:35 PM EDT
UC San Diego launches Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies program and minor, a welcome addition to campus
University of California San Diego

UC San Diego will have a new program in Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies starting in fall, a long-awaited move that many students, faculty, staff and alumni have been eager to see. Offering cultural programming and the university’s very first minor in Asian American and Pacific Islander studies, the new program is housed in the Institute of Arts and Humanities, along with 14 additional programs.

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Released: 17-Sep-2020 5:20 PM EDT
Up to 15 inches of sea-level rise from ice sheets by 2100 predicted by international modeling collaboration
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos National Laboratory, working with three dozen other institutions from around the world, has helped to create the most accurate prediction of how melting ice in Antarctica and Greenland will contribute to global sea-level rise.

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Released: 17-Sep-2020 5:00 PM EDT
Be one of the first to read the October 2020 issue of the journal Diseases of the Colon and Rectum! Here are the editor's top picks
Diseases of the Colon and Rectum Journal

Be one of the first to read the October 2020 issue of the journal Diseases of the Colon and Rectum! Here are the editor's top picks

Newswise: Rutgers Historian’s Work Featured in new MLK/FBI Documentary
Released: 17-Sep-2020 4:50 PM EDT
Rutgers Historian’s Work Featured in new MLK/FBI Documentary
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

For Donna Murch, a Rutgers University-New Brunswick history professor, the chance to contribute to Sam Pollard’s new MLK/FBI documentary meant collaborating with her childhood hero, a filmmaker whose documentary Eyes on the Prize helped transform the public’s perception of the civil rights and Black Power movements.

Newswise: Cancer Research Institute Goes Virtual for Its Immunotherapy Patient Summit Series, Connecting Patients and Caregivers with Leading Experts in Cancer Immunotherapy
Released: 17-Sep-2020 4:45 PM EDT
Cancer Research Institute Goes Virtual for Its Immunotherapy Patient Summit Series, Connecting Patients and Caregivers with Leading Experts in Cancer Immunotherapy
Cancer Research Institute

Free virtual event October 2-3 connecting cancer patients and caregivers with leading immunotherapy experts and patient advocates treated with immunotherapy

Released: 17-Sep-2020 4:35 PM EDT
The key to happiness: Friends or family?
Southern Methodist University

Think spending time with your kids and spouse is the key to your happiness? You may actually be happier getting together with your friends, said SMU psychology professor Nathan Hudson.

Newswise: Shuda, Farber recognized with 2020 ASCB Bruce Alberts Award for BioEYES program
Released: 17-Sep-2020 4:35 PM EDT
Shuda, Farber recognized with 2020 ASCB Bruce Alberts Award for BioEYES program
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

Since 2002, BioEYES has shared the wonder of scientific discovery with more than 155,000 children across the United States and as far away as Melbourne, Australia. ASCB is pleased to recognize the creators of BioEYES, Steven Farber of the Carnegie Institution for Science in Baltimore and Jamie Shuda of the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), with the 2020 Bruce Alberts Award for Excellence in Science Education.

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Released: 17-Sep-2020 4:20 PM EDT
Study shows first proof that a safer UV light effectively kills virus causing COVID-19
Hiroshima University

A study conducted by Hiroshima University researchers found that using Ultraviolet C light with a wavelength of 222 nanometers which is safer to use around humans effectively kills SARS-CoV-2 -- the first research in the world to prove its efficacy against the virus that causes COVID-19.

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Released: 17-Sep-2020 4:15 PM EDT
New estimates for the rise in sea levels due to ice sheet mass loss under climate change
Hokkaido University

An international consortium of researchers under the aegis of CMIP6 has calculated new estimates for the melting of Earth's ice sheets due to greenhouse gas emissions and its impact on sea levels, showing that the ice sheets could together contribute more than 40 cm by the end of 2100.

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Released: 17-Sep-2020 4:00 PM EDT
American Academy of Dermatology honors Detroit physician Iltefat H. Hamzavi with national “Patient Care Hero” award
American Academy of Dermatology

The American Academy of Dermatology has named board-certified dermatologist Iltefat H. Hamzavi, MD, FAAD, a Patient Care Hero for his innovative use of light therapy to sanitize masks needed by frontline health care workers.

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Released: 17-Sep-2020 4:00 PM EDT
Biomarker predicts who will have severe COVID-19
The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

Airway cell analyses showing an activated immune axis could pinpoint the COVID-19 patients who will most benefit from targeted therapies

Released: 17-Sep-2020 3:55 PM EDT
Tweets Show Vapers Rarely Use E-cigarettes to Quit Smoking or Improve Health
University of Utah Health

The vast majority of Twitter users who vape with JUUL e-cigarettes are not using the devices to stop smoking or to improve their health, according to a research team led by University of Utah Health scientists.

Released: 17-Sep-2020 3:50 PM EDT
AAP faculty explore design innovation, resilience
Cornell University

Faculty from the College of Architecture, Art and Planning (AAP) explored resilient architecture – design, engineering and construction that address climate change and other challenges – through technological innovation and from multiple perspectives at FABRICATE 2020, an online conference co-hosted Sept. 9-12 by AAP, Swinburne University in Melbourne and the Bartlett School of Architecture in London.

Newswise: Scientists to Explore New Frontiers in Parkinson’s Disease Research with $7.2M Grant
Released: 17-Sep-2020 3:40 PM EDT
Scientists to Explore New Frontiers in Parkinson’s Disease Research with $7.2M Grant
University of California San Diego

Aligning Science Across Parkinson’s has announced a three-year, $7.2 million grant to scientists at UC San Diego and Germany to support research on LRKK2, a gene linked to Parkinson’s disease. The new funding expands efforts using cryo-EM technology to produce previously unseen views of LRKK2.

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Released: 17-Sep-2020 3:05 PM EDT
New York State Department of Health Grants Emergency Use Authorization to Mount Sinai for Quantitative COVID-19 Antibody Test
Mount Sinai Health System

The Clinical Laboratories of The Mount Sinai Hospital has received emergency use authorization from the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) for quantitative use of Mount Sinai’s COVID-19 antibody test, making Mount Sinai’s lab the first in the country to run an authorized, fully quantitative antibody test that can deliver a precise numeric measurement of the level of antibodies in a patient’s blood

Released: 17-Sep-2020 3:05 PM EDT
Does a New Study Give Evidence that the Coronavirus Was Made In a Lab?
Newswise

Scientists in a new paper make strong claims regarding evidence that the COVID-19 virus did not originate in nature—the prevailing theory—but instead was made in a lab. According to six leading experts in evolutionary biology and infectious disease consulted by Newsweek, the paper offers no new information, makes numerous unsubstantiated claims and its scientific case is weak.

Newswise: New Guidebooks Help Urban Communities Install Low-Cost Sensors to Reduce Flood Risks
Released: 17-Sep-2020 3:00 PM EDT
New Guidebooks Help Urban Communities Install Low-Cost Sensors to Reduce Flood Risks
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T released “Low Cost Flood Sensors: Urban Installation Guidebook” to do just that—help communities deploy and operate low cost sensors for flood monitoring and management.

Released: 17-Sep-2020 3:00 PM EDT
Venus’ Ancient Layered, Folded Rocks Point to Volcanic Origin
North Carolina State University

An international team of researchers has found that some of the oldest terrain on Venus, known as tesserae, have layering that seems consistent with volcanic activity. The finding could provide insights into the enigmatic planet’s geological history.

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Released: 17-Sep-2020 2:55 PM EDT
A 48,000 years old tooth that belonged to one of the last Neanderthals in Northern Italy
Universita di Bologna

A milk-tooth found in the vicinity of "Riparo del Broion" on the Berici Hills in the Veneto region bears evidence of one of the last Neanderthals in Italy.

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Released: 17-Sep-2020 2:25 PM EDT
Higher dementia risk in women with prolonged fertility
University of Gothenburg

Women with a longer reproductive period had an elevated risk for dementia in old age, compared with those who were fertile for a shorter period, a population-based study from the University of Gothenburg shows.

Released: 17-Sep-2020 2:25 PM EDT
Droughts in the Amazon rainforest can be predicted up to 18 months in advance
University of Copenhagen

Droughts impact millions of people and threaten the delicate ecosystems of the Amazon rainforest in South America.

Released: 17-Sep-2020 2:15 PM EDT
Analysis of COVID-19 publications identifies research gaps
Cell Press

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, scientific and medical journals have published over 100,000 studies on SARS-CoV-2.

Newswise: Study shows quizzes improve academic performance
Released: 17-Sep-2020 2:10 PM EDT
Study shows quizzes improve academic performance
Iowa State University

Students who are quizzed over class material at least once a week tend to perform better on midterm and final exams compared to students who did not take quizzes, according to a new meta-analysis. The researchers found immediate feedback from instructors also seemed to positively impact student performance.

Released: 17-Sep-2020 2:05 PM EDT
Cancer Patients May Not Have Higher COVID-19 Risk
American Technion Society

A new study conducted by researchers at Rambam Medical Center and the Technion reveals surprising findings, namely that cancer patients may not be associated with the broad range of at-risk groups of people suffering from morbidities.

Released: 17-Sep-2020 2:00 PM EDT
New app a lifeline for eggplant farmers in Bangladesh
Cornell University

A new app co-developed by Cornell University researchers is expected to streamline information-sharing, during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, for farmers growing one of the most important crops for food security in Bangladesh.

16-Sep-2020 5:05 PM EDT
Does a healthy diet counter the ill-effects of obesity?
PLOS

A healthy quality Mediterranean-like diet partially modifies the association between obesity and cardiovascular mortality, according to a new study published this week in PLOS Medicine by Karl Michaëlsson of Uppsala University, Sweden, and colleagues.

15-Sep-2020 8:15 AM EDT
COVID-19 could cause declines in life expectancy in severely affected areas
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

A new analysis of period life expectancy shows that the COVID-19 pandemic could cause a short-term decline in life expectancy in many regions of the world.

Newswise: Supercooled Water Is a Stable Liquid, Scientists Show for the First Time
14-Sep-2020 3:45 PM EDT
Supercooled Water Is a Stable Liquid, Scientists Show for the First Time
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

First-ever measurements provide evidence that supercooled liquid water exists in two distinct structures that co-exist and vary in proportion dependent on temperature

Newswise: Understanding of COVID-19 high among Chinese workers, study finds
11-Sep-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Understanding of COVID-19 high among Chinese workers, study finds
PLOS

Understanding workers’ knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding COVID-19 is crucial to preventing it and controlling it.

Newswise: Introducing COVID19questions.org
Released: 17-Sep-2020 1:50 PM EDT
Introducing COVID19questions.org
University of California San Diego Health

A consortium of 12 health systems, led by UC San Diego Health, introduces COVID19questions.org, a site where clinicians, researchers, patients and the general public are invited to submit questions that could be answered by COVID-19 patient medical record data from 200+ hospitals.

Released: 17-Sep-2020 1:45 PM EDT
Netflix, $100 Million and Black-Owned Banks
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Netflix is investing $100 million in financial institutions that support Black-owned banks and Black communities. This investment isn’t just socially responsible in fueling opportunity; research shows that Black-owned banks outperform non-minority-owned peers. How does that reconcile with data that imply decline in success? Lack of initial assets.

Released: 17-Sep-2020 1:40 PM EDT
Reduction in Insomnia Symptoms Associated with Non-invasive Neurotechnology
Wake Forest Baptist Health

For people with chronic insomnia, a good night's sleep is elusive. But what if insomnia symptoms could be alleviated by simply listening to one's own brainwaves? Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Health conducted a clinical trial that showed reduced insomnia symptoms and improved autonomic nervous system function using a closed-loop, acoustic stimulation neurotechnology.

Newswise: American Academy of Dermatology honors Dr. Esther Freeman with national “Patient Care Hero” award
Released: 17-Sep-2020 1:40 PM EDT
American Academy of Dermatology honors Dr. Esther Freeman with national “Patient Care Hero” award
American Academy of Dermatology

The American Academy of Dermatology has named board-certified dermatologist Esther Freeman, MD, PhD, DTM&H, FAAD, a Patient Care Hero for developing an international registry that tracks the many ways COVID-19 manifests itself through the skin.

Released: 17-Sep-2020 1:30 PM EDT
Endocrine Society shifts ENDO 2021 to virtual format
Endocrine Society

The Endocrine Society will switch its annual meeting, ENDO 2021, to a fully virtual format, the Society announced today.

Newswise: Prostate Cancer Awareness Month: Embracing Prostate Health All Year Long
Released: 17-Sep-2020 1:30 PM EDT
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month: Embracing Prostate Health All Year Long
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

While we give our attention to prostate cancer during the month of September, men and their loved ones should be proactive about prostate health all year long. Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey expert shares the importance of being aware of risks and symptoms, regularly seeing your health care provider, and the latest in research.

Released: 17-Sep-2020 1:20 PM EDT
UA Little Rock receives $2.1 million grant to help low-income, first-generation, and college students with disabilities
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the University of Arkansas at Little Rock a $2.1 million, five-year grant that will help more students succeed and graduate from college.

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Newswise: Hubble Captures Crisp New Portrait of Jupiter's Storms
Released: 17-Sep-2020 1:10 PM EDT
Hubble Captures Crisp New Portrait of Jupiter's Storms
Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

More massive than all the other planets combined, Jupiter truly is the king of our solar system. The swirling clouds, arranged in colorful, banded structures, change from year to year. The rich colors are produced by trace compounds in Jupiter’s predominantly hydrogen/helium atmosphere. Hurricane-force winds propel these clouds, and upwelling currents are ablaze with lightning bolts far more powerful than those seen on Earth. The Hubble Space Telescope serves as a “weather satellite” for monitoring Jupiter’s stormy weather. The iconic Great Red Spot, a storm big enough to swallow Earth, shows that it’s shrinking a little in the Hubble images, but it still dominates the entire southern atmosphere, plowing through the clouds like a cargo ship. Hubble astronomers patiently wait to get close-up snapshots as Earth make its nearest annual approach to Jupiter – an astronomical alignment called an opposition, when Jupiter is on the opposite side of the Earth from the Sun.

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Released: 17-Sep-2020 12:45 PM EDT
Trump Reprises Inaccurate COVID-19 Comparisons with Europe
Newswise

In a series of recent appearances, President Donald Trump continued to wrongly insist that the U.S. compares favorably with Europe on both coronavirus cases and deaths.

Released: 17-Sep-2020 12:45 PM EDT
Consumers Value Difficult Decisions Over Easy Choices
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

In a paper co-authored by Gaurav Jain, an assistant professor of marketing in the Lally School of Management at Rensselaer, researchers found that disfluency, or the difficulty for an individual to process a message, increases people’s attitudes toward that message after a time delay.

Newswise: Sunspot cycle is stabilizing, according to worldwide panel of experts
Released: 17-Sep-2020 12:40 PM EDT
Sunspot cycle is stabilizing, according to worldwide panel of experts
National Solar Observatory

A consortium of solar science experts, including Dr. Gordon Petrie of the NSF’s National Solar Observatory, declared consensus on the next solar cycle. The astronomers predict the next solar cycle will be very similar to the last one.


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