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Hospitalized COVID-19 patients with diabetes represent more than 20 percent of ICU population
Endocrine Society

The COVID-19 pandemic presents new challenges for clinicians caring for infected patients with diabetes, according to new guidance published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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Released: 5-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Education Won’t Be Normal After COVID: Newswise Live Event for June 4
Newswise

Will schools reopen in the fall? If schools remain closed, what will be the impact on students’ education, long-term? How has the pandemic already impacted students, from elementary through higher ed; how are schools at all levels adapting to teaching virtually, and how to safely return to teaching in person - June 4, 2020 from 2-3 PM EDT

Newswise: COVID-19: Antibody testing to reveal extent of infections across Va.
Released: 5-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT
COVID-19: Antibody testing to reveal extent of infections across Va.
University of Virginia Health System

UVA Health has partnered with the Virginia Department of Health and other hospitals around the state to determine how many Virginians have been infected with COVID-19 – and how many remain at risk.

Newswise: Fighting Mosquito-Borne Viruses Requires a Precise Balance of Immune Cells
4-Jun-2020 2:35 PM EDT
Fighting Mosquito-Borne Viruses Requires a Precise Balance of Immune Cells
La Jolla Institute for Immunology

In a new study, published June 5, 2020, in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, scientists at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) shows that antibodies against JEV are “cross-reactive” and can also recognize Zika virus. Unfortunately, these antibodies can actually make Zika cases more severe.

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Released: 5-Jun-2020 8:05 AM EDT
New Smart Fabrics From Bioactive Inks Monitor Body and Environment by Changing Color
Tufts University

Researchers developed biomaterial-based inks that respond to and quantify chemicals released from the body or in the environment by changing color. Multiple inks can be screen printed onto clothes or even face masks at high resolution, providing a detailed map of human response or exposure.

Newswise: UniSA nails the true value of PhD mentoring 
with L’Oréal Australia & New Zealand
Released: 5-Jun-2020 8:05 AM EDT
UniSA nails the true value of PhD mentoring with L’Oréal Australia & New Zealand
University of South Australia

In an Australian first, the University of South Australia’s in-house mentoring evaluation tool will address this challenge as L’Oréal Australia and New Zealand adopts the tool to enhance and monitor their PhD Mentoring program as part of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science program.

Newswise: Research News Tip Sheet: Story Ideas From Johns Hopkins
Released: 5-Jun-2020 8:05 AM EDT
Research News Tip Sheet: Story Ideas From Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins Medicine

The June 4, 2020, issue of the weekly Johns Hopkins Medicine research newsletter on topics NOT related to COVID19. Stories this week: study shows pollutant may be more hazardous than previously thought; psilocybin tampers the brain's ego center; and getting urban youth to wear bike helmets.

4-Jun-2020 8:50 AM EDT
Early-life Education Improves Memory in Old Age – Especially for Women
Georgetown University Medical Center

Education appears to protect older adults, especially women, against memory loss, according to a study by investigators at Georgetown University Medical Center, published in the journal Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition.

Newswise: Reducing Severe Breathlessness and Psychological Trauma in COVID-19 ARDS Survivors
2-Jun-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Reducing Severe Breathlessness and Psychological Trauma in COVID-19 ARDS Survivors
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

A new paper published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society examines ventilation and medication strategies that can help avoid psychological trauma for severe COVID-19 survivors treated for acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) with mechanical ventilation.

Newswise: FIRE-SCLC analysis: Largest ever study of first-line radiosurgery for brain metastases from small cell lung cancer
Released: 4-Jun-2020 6:10 PM EDT
FIRE-SCLC analysis: Largest ever study of first-line radiosurgery for brain metastases from small cell lung cancer
University of Colorado Cancer Center

The international First-line Radiosurgery for Small-Cell Lung Cancer (FIRE-SCLC) analysis led by University of Colorado Cancer Center researchers and published today in JAMA Oncology shows no overall survival benefit from whole-brain radiation compared with radiosurgery in patients with small cell lung cancer.

Newswise: Study shows diamonds aren't forever
Released: 4-Jun-2020 5:50 PM EDT
Study shows diamonds aren't forever
Tulane University

The study, published in Nature, was conducted by a team of international resources, including two from Tulane University.

Released: 4-Jun-2020 5:25 PM EDT
NYC Subway Data Reveals Communities of Color Carry the Burden of Essential Work and COVID-19
Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health

A new study shows there was substantial social distancing inequalities throughout New York City during the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers reported that areas with the lowest individual income and a greater percentage of non-white and/or Hispanic/Latino individuals, used the subway to a greater degree during the pandemic, and the strongest driver of subway use in communities of color was the percent of individuals in essential work. This is one of the first studies to assess the interrelationship between sociodemographic factors, mobility, and COVID-19. Findings are online in the preprint of medRxiv ahead of peer-reviewed publication.

Newswise: McGovern Medical School students step up to relieve burdens for front line physicians
Released: 4-Jun-2020 5:05 PM EDT
McGovern Medical School students step up to relieve burdens for front line physicians
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Just a few weeks ago, some sounds like "s" and "th" were difficult to pronounce for 6-year-old Owen McKay, who was diagnosed with an articulation disorder when he was 4 years old. Now, he can say them both well, thanks to his daily tutoring sessions with a McGovern Medical School student.

29-May-2020 6:10 PM EDT
Many Patients with Kidney Failure Regret Initiating Dialysis
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• In a study of adults with kidney failure treated with dialysis, 21% of patients reported regret that they decided to initiate dialysis. Certain factors were linked with a higher likelihood of experiencing regret

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Released: 4-Jun-2020 4:45 PM EDT
Chapman University national study highlights wide-ranging effects of COVID-19 pandemic
Chapman University

The Chapman University National COVID-19 and Mental Health Survey provides an in-depth look at the experiences of 4,149 adults living in the United States.

Released: 4-Jun-2020 4:25 PM EDT
AACC Releases Guidance Document on Using Point-of-Care Tests to Improve Patient Care
American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

AACC has issued a new guidance document detailing best practices that hospitals and other healthcare institutions should follow when running a point-of-care testing program. As point-of-care tests emerge for more and more conditions—including COVID-19—the guidance emphasizes that it is essential for laboratory professionals and clinicians to collaborate on point-of-care testing programs to ensure this testing benefits patients.

Newswise: Center for Alcohol Research in Epigenetics at UIC receives $8M from NIH
Released: 4-Jun-2020 4:25 PM EDT
Center for Alcohol Research in Epigenetics at UIC receives $8M from NIH
University of Illinois at Chicago

The University of Illinois at Chicago received $8.2 million from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to continue the Center for Alcohol Research in Epigenetics and its research on how alcohol affects genes through epigenetics -- chemical changes to DNA, RNA or proteins that alter the expression of genes without directly modifying them.

Released: 4-Jun-2020 4:20 PM EDT
One-third of American households face troubles paying bills
RAND Corporation

One-third of American families have lost income since the beginning of shutdown triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, with such losses striking families from all economic groups, according to a new nationally representative survey by the RAND Corporation.

Released: 4-Jun-2020 4:05 PM EDT
New initiative uses data science to confront the growing peril of disinformation
NYU Tandon School of Engineering

The Governance Lab (The GovLab) at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering announced a partnership with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development that will focus on addressing a topic of growing public concern: disinformation. The new collaboration is part of The 100 Questions Initiative, an effort to identify the most important societal questions for which greater access to data and data science methods could find answers; in our current climate, some of the most pressing questions involve the spread of deceptive or unproven information.

Released: 4-Jun-2020 4:05 PM EDT
Announcing the PhRMA Foundation’s 2020 Challenge Awards
PhRMA Foundation

The PhRMA Foundation has announced a call for proposals from researchers for its 2020 Value Assessment Challenge Awards, responding to a specific value-related question in health care. This year’s question is focused on patient-centered outcomes. The Foundation will provide more than $80,000 to support scientific papers that advance solutions to the question.

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Released: 4-Jun-2020 3:55 PM EDT
Women at lower risk for cardiovascular disease than men
University of Gothenburg

Women's risk of falling ill with cardiovascular disease, and dying from it, is lower than that of men of the same age, irrespective of where in the world they live.

Newswise: Memorial Sloan Kettering – Hackensack Meridian Health Partnership Announces Funding for Inaugural Immunology Research Collaboration Projects
Released: 4-Jun-2020 3:55 PM EDT
Memorial Sloan Kettering – Hackensack Meridian Health Partnership Announces Funding for Inaugural Immunology Research Collaboration Projects
Hackensack Meridian Health

As part of the Memorial Sloan Kettering – Hackensack Meridian Health Partnership, the two organizations have formed an Immunology Research Collaboration. Through this joint initiative, researchers can apply for funding to support innovative investigations to explore the power of the immune system and ways it may be harnessed to fight cancer.

Newswise: Jersey Shore University Medical Center 
Treating COVID-19 Patients with Convalescent Plasma
Released: 4-Jun-2020 3:50 PM EDT
Jersey Shore University Medical Center Treating COVID-19 Patients with Convalescent Plasma
Hackensack Meridian Health

As a leading New Jersey academic medical center and member of Hackensack Meridian Health, Jersey Shore University Medical Center is able to provide its patients access to existing clinical trials and the latest medical techniques in a variety of specialties. Currently, the medical center is recruiting individuals who have been clinically diagnosed with COVID-19 or have laboratory test results showing they have COVID-19 antibodies to donate their blood and potentially assist patients in their recovery from the virus.

Released: 4-Jun-2020 3:35 PM EDT
Your doctor's ready: Please log in to the videoconference
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

The coronavirus has prompted many medical centers to switch from in-person appointments to video visits. A new study from UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals suggests that for some hospitals, video visits may become a permanent feature of the patient-provider landscape.

Released: 4-Jun-2020 3:35 PM EDT
UMN trial shows hydroxychloroquine has no benefit over placebo in preventing COVID-19
University of Minnesota

Today, University of Minnesota Medical School researchers published the results from the first randomized clinical trial testing hydroxychloroquine for the post-exposure prevention of COVID-19.

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Released: 4-Jun-2020 3:15 PM EDT
Can't concentrate at work? This AI system knows why
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University

Computer scientists have developed a way to measure staff comfort and concentration in flexible working spaces using artificial intelligence.

Released: 4-Jun-2020 3:10 PM EDT
Low Ratings of Workplace Safety Climate by Hospital Nurses Linked to Higher Risk of Injury
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Compared to other groups of healthcare practitioners, nurses may have the poorest perceptions of workplace safety climate and the highest rates of injuries and sick time, suggests a single-hospital study in the May/June issue of the Journal of Healthcare Management, an official publication of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

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Released: 4-Jun-2020 3:05 PM EDT
Technology for cloud efficiency for databases during data-intensive COVID-19 pandemic
Purdue University

A Purdue University data science and machine learning innovator wants to help organizations and users get the most for their money when it comes to cloud-based databases.

Newswise: Cannabis in Michigan: New report documents trends before recreational legalization
Released: 4-Jun-2020 2:55 PM EDT
Cannabis in Michigan: New report documents trends before recreational legalization
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Nearly twelve years ago, Michigan voters approved the use of medical cannabis by residents with certain health conditions. A year and a half ago, they voted to approve its use by all adults, for any reason. What happened between those two dates is the focus of a comprehensive new report.

Newswise: New technique retains nipple color in men after breast reduction
Released: 4-Jun-2020 2:55 PM EDT
New technique retains nipple color in men after breast reduction
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Surgeons at UT Southwestern Medical Center have pioneered a new technique that prevents nipple discoloration and preserves shape in men who undergo breast reduction surgery following significant weight loss.

Released: 4-Jun-2020 2:55 PM EDT
Newly Discovered Hormone Could Adjust Thirst Levels
American Physiological Society (APS)

A newly discovered hormone called phoenixin could play a major role in adjusting a person’s level of thirst to the body’s needs.

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Newswise: Researchers eye manganese as key to safer, cheaper lithium-ion batteries
Released: 4-Jun-2020 2:45 PM EDT
Researchers eye manganese as key to safer, cheaper lithium-ion batteries
Argonne National Laboratory

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Argonne National Laboratory are developing a technology that centers on manganese, one of Earth’s most abundant metals.

Released: 4-Jun-2020 2:40 PM EDT
Policing and Law Enforcement: Further Considerations from Psychological Science
Association for Psychological Science

Commentary by Ludmila Nunes, PhD, of the Association for Psychological Science on some research on police and stereotyping, police officers’ aggressiveness, and the impact of psychological science on policing in the United States.

Released: 4-Jun-2020 2:30 PM EDT
AACC Statement for Racial Equality
American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

Laboratory professionals cannot be mute bystanders to inequality. Our legacy is one of service and AACC calls upon our community to be part of the dialogue to promote racial equality.

Newswise: Argonne’s Mitch Farmer honored for addressing challenges to U.S. nuclear energy industry
Released: 4-Jun-2020 2:25 PM EDT
Argonne’s Mitch Farmer honored for addressing challenges to U.S. nuclear energy industry
Argonne National Laboratory

Nuclear engineer Mitch Farmer has been selected as a fellow by the American Nuclear Society for his work to improve light water reactor development, design and safety.

Newswise: Knocking Out Drug Side Effects with Supercomputing
Released: 4-Jun-2020 2:20 PM EDT
Knocking Out Drug Side Effects with Supercomputing
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

A team at Stanford University used the OLCF’s Summit supercomputer to compare simulations of a G protein-coupled receptor with different molecules attached to gain an understanding of how to minimize or eliminate side effects in drugs that target these receptors.

Newswise: Mangrove Trees Won’t Survive Sea-Level Rise by 2050 if Emissions Aren’t Cut
Released: 4-Jun-2020 2:15 PM EDT
Mangrove Trees Won’t Survive Sea-Level Rise by 2050 if Emissions Aren’t Cut
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Mangrove trees – valuable coastal ecosystems found in Florida and other warm climates – won’t survive sea-level rise by 2050 if greenhouse gas emissions aren’t reduced, according to a Rutgers co-authored study in the journal Science. Mangrove forests store large amounts of carbon, help protect coastlines and provide habitat for fish and other species. Using sediment data from the last 10,000 years, an international team led by Macquarie University in Australia estimated the chances of mangrove survival based on rates of sea-level rise.

Released: 4-Jun-2020 2:10 PM EDT
Universal Preoperative COVID-19 Screening Improves Safety by Identifying Otherwise Asymptomatic Pediatric Surgical Patients
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Universally screening pediatric patients for COVID-19 before they undergo surgical procedures has allowed hospitals to improve safety by identifying all patients who test positive for the virus, half of whom have no symptoms, according to new research led by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). The study, which analyzed universal screening procedures at CHOP and two other major children’s hospitals, found that screening patients for COVID-19 allowed hospitals to ensure patients and physicians were not exposed to the virus.

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Released: 4-Jun-2020 12:50 PM EDT
Fermilab scientists publish quantum computing course for high school students
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

Quantum computing will affect the future of every area of science, creating the need for a quantum-fluent workforce. In collaboration with two high school teachers, a group of Fermilab theorists has developed a quantum computing course for high school students. With this course, Fermilab scientists are breaking new ground in both quantum computing research and supporting the competitiveness of the STEM workforce in the quantum era.

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Released: 4-Jun-2020 12:25 PM EDT
Asian tiger mosquito gains ground in Illinois
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Researchers report that the Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, has become more abundant across Illinois in the past three decades. Its spread is problematic, as the mosquito can transmit diseases - like chikungunya or dengue fever - to humans.

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Newswise: New study reveals areas of brain where recognition and identification occur
Released: 4-Jun-2020 12:05 PM EDT
New study reveals areas of brain where recognition and identification occur
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Using “sub-millimeter” brain implants, researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), have been able to determine which parts of the brain are linked to facial and scene recognition.

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Newswise: Hydrologists show environmental damage from fog reduction is observable from outer space
Released: 4-Jun-2020 11:55 AM EDT
Hydrologists show environmental damage from fog reduction is observable from outer space
Indiana University

A study led by ecohydrologists at IUPUI is the first to show it's possible to use satellite data to understand how fog reduction from climate change is harming vegetation in ecologically rare regions.

Newswise: UIC’s campus-wide COVID-19 efforts
Released: 4-Jun-2020 11:55 AM EDT
UIC’s campus-wide COVID-19 efforts
University of Illinois at Chicago

The UIC Innovation in COVID-19 Working Group (ICWG) was organized at UIC to assign resources to and manage COVID-19 medical-related projects.

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Discovery of a novel gene involved in DNA damage repair and male fertility
Kumamoto University

A research group from the Institute of Molecular Embryology and Genetics (IMEG) at Kumamoto University, Japan has discovered that the gene C19ORF57 plays a critical role in meiosis.

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Released: 4-Jun-2020 11:30 AM EDT
Australia's ancient geology controls the pathways of modern earthquakes
University of Melbourne

Seismological and geological studies led by University of Melbourne researchers show the 2016 magnitude 6.0 Petermann earthquake produced a landscape-shifting 21 km surface rupture.


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