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DOE Funding Boosts Artificial Intelligence Research at Jefferson Lab
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

Two physicists at DOE's Jefferson Lab have secured $2.16 million in funding for projects that harness the power of data analytics to make the work of studying the universe down to its smallest subatomic parts faster and more efficient.

Released: 22-Sep-2020 11:20 AM EDT
Mayo study identifies barriers to physician adoption of federal Right to Try law
Mayo Clinic

A new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute is the first to examine the opinions and experiences of clinical oncologists working at a major medical center on the Federal Right to Try (RTT) law.

Newswise: Can striving for success cost Black Americans their health?
Released: 22-Sep-2020 11:10 AM EDT
Can striving for success cost Black Americans their health?
University of Georgia

Researchers found that Black young adults who grew up amid economic hardship and exposure to racial discrimination experienced physical deterioration that persisted through adolescence and well into adulthood—even though on the surface, they were successful.

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Newswise: $111 Million NIH Grant Awarded to Prevent and Treat HIV-Associated Cancers
Released: 22-Sep-2020 11:00 AM EDT
$111 Million NIH Grant Awarded to Prevent and Treat HIV-Associated Cancers
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

The widespread use of antiretroviral therapy to suppress the HIV virus has helped tens of millions of people with HIV live healthier, longer lives—but an unfortunate consequence of people living longer with HIV is an increased risk of cancer. For 25 years, the AIDS Malignancy Consortium (AMC) has led national and international efforts to prevent and treat of HIV-related cancers. Now, Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine have received a five-year, $111 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to lead this research consortium.

Newswise: Story Tips From Johns Hopkins Experts On COVID-19
Released: 22-Sep-2020 11:00 AM EDT
Story Tips From Johns Hopkins Experts On COVID-19
Johns Hopkins Medicine

During the lockdown with COVID-19 restrictions in place, an interactive gaming room built to accelerate stroke patient recovery in The Johns Hopkins Hospital wasn’t getting much use. The therapists and neurologists running the gaming room decided to make the room available to staff treating COVID-19 patients to allow them to decompress.

Newswise: Inducing Plasma in Biomass Could Make Biogas Easier to Produce
18-Sep-2020 10:55 AM EDT
Inducing Plasma in Biomass Could Make Biogas Easier to Produce
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Producing biogas from the bacterial breakdown of biomass presents options for a greener energy future, but the complex composition of biomass comes with challenges. Cellulose and woody lignocellulose are especially hard for bacteria to digest but pretreatment can make it easier. Researchers are testing plasma formation in biomass and finding a promising method: A plasma-liquid interaction forms reactive species that help break down the biomass and decrease the viscosity of the biomass material.

Newswise: COVID-19: Second Wave for Some; Others Remain in First Wave
17-Sep-2020 3:20 PM EDT
COVID-19: Second Wave for Some; Others Remain in First Wave
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, some locations have experienced decreasing numbers of cases followed by an increase. In the journal Chaos, mathematicians report a method to analyze these numbers for evidence of a first or second wave. The authors studied data from all 50 U.S. states plus D.C. for the seven-month period from Jan. 21 to July 31. They found 31 states and D.C. were experiencing a second wave as of the end of July.

Newswise: Evaporation Critical to Coronavirus Transmission as Weather Changes
16-Sep-2020 10:10 AM EDT
Evaporation Critical to Coronavirus Transmission as Weather Changes
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, it is increasingly urgent to understand how climate impacts the spread of the coronavirus, particularly as winter virus infections are more common and the northern hemisphere will soon see cooler temperatures. In Physics of Fluids, researchers studied the effects of relative humidity, environmental temperature, and wind speed on the respiratory cloud and virus viability. They found a critical factor for the transmission of the infectious particles is evaporation.

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Released: 22-Sep-2020 10:35 AM EDT
ADHD Study Reveals Unique Genetic Differences in African American Patients with the Condition
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Researchers have shown there may be key genetic differences in the causes of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) between African Americans and people of European ancestry, which may play an important part in how patients of different ethnic backgrounds respond to treatments for this condition.

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Newswise: Power Player: Engineering professor researches how to keep America’s lights on
Released: 22-Sep-2020 10:25 AM EDT
Power Player: Engineering professor researches how to keep America’s lights on
Binghamton University, State University of New York

Ning Zhou from Binghamton University, State University of New York received a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award to provide a 21st-century vision for power systems.

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Newswise: NRAO Joins Space Mission to the Far Side of the Moon to Explore the Early Universe
Released: 22-Sep-2020 10:00 AM EDT
NRAO Joins Space Mission to the Far Side of the Moon to Explore the Early Universe
National Radio Astronomy Observatory

The NRAO has joined a new NASA space mission to the far side of the Moon to investigate when the first stars began to form in the early universe.

Released: 22-Sep-2020 10:00 AM EDT
COVID-19 Pandemic Highlights Urgent Need To Re-Examine Hazard Mitigation
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

With many people stuck inside for months on end, the built environment has played a significant role in the COVID-19 pandemic. With support from a new National Science Foundation grant, a team of engineers and social scientists will study the ways in which that built environment mitigates or exacerbates the pandemic.

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Released: 22-Sep-2020 9:30 AM EDT
2020 Blavatnik Regional Awards for Young Scientists Honorees Announced during National Postdoc Appreciation Week
New York Academy of Sciences

The winning postdoctoral researchers include a neuroscientist improving memory formation and recall, an astrophysicist illuminating dark matter, and a biochemist refining gene-editing technologies

Released: 22-Sep-2020 9:20 AM EDT
County and ZIP code-level data show ‘stark social inequities’ in COVID-19
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

A geocoding approach – linking routinely collected public health data to neighborhood socioeconomic factors – shows consistently higher rates of COVID-19 illness and death among people living in more-disadvantaged communities, reports a study in the November/December Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

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Newswise: Big Astronomy planetarium show premieres September 26
Released: 22-Sep-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Big Astronomy planetarium show premieres September 26
Associated Universities, Inc.

The Big Astronomy worldwide premiere is coming soon to a smart phone or connected device near you! On September 26 at noon Pacific Time (PT), the new planetarium show Big Astronomy: People, Places, Discoveries will be released for an immersive 360° viewing experience, viewable on either the California Academy of Sciences YouTube channel or the Big Astronomy YouTube channel. Audiences can also tune in to the Big Astronomy YouTube channel for additional screenings at 5pm and 7pm PT as well as one in Spanish at 2pm PT.

Newswise: PURPLESUN FMUV: Weapon Of Defense Battling An Invisible Enemy COVID-19
Released: 22-Sep-2020 9:00 AM EDT
PURPLESUN FMUV: Weapon Of Defense Battling An Invisible Enemy COVID-19
Hackensack Meridian Health

PurpleSun designs and manufactures hospital grade mechatronic systems that are user friendly and provide a special type of Focused Multivector Ultraviolet (FMUV) light technology, for the purpose of disinfection in 90 seconds.

21-Sep-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Survey: Job Satisfaction, Productivity Rise for Working Parents During COVID-19
Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR)

A Rutgers University survey reveals that working parents are happier with their job, and they are getting more done, than people without children. Researchers attribute the surprising results to a sharp increase in the number of men helping with childcare and housework during the pandemic.

Released: 22-Sep-2020 8:55 AM EDT
For Black Girls, Attitudes About Being Black Affect Risk of Depression
North Carolina State University

A new study suggests that the messages Black girls hear at home about being Black, and about being Black women in particular, can increase or decrease their risk of exhibiting the symptoms of depression.

Newswise: Master’s Degree in Artificial Intelligence Now Within Reach of Low-income Students
Released: 22-Sep-2020 8:30 AM EDT
Master’s Degree in Artificial Intelligence Now Within Reach of Low-income Students
Florida Atlantic University

The accelerated five-year bachelor’s degree in science and master’s degree in AI program is designed to adapt curricular and co-curricular support to enable students to complete their degrees in AI, autonomous systems or machine learning, which are critically important to advance America’s global competitiveness and national security. With this grant, FAU will recruit and train talented and diverse students who are economically disadvantaged and provide them with a unique opportunity to pursue graduate education in a burgeoning field.

Newswise: Tufts center for antimicrobial resistance renamed for Stuart B. Levy
Released: 22-Sep-2020 8:30 AM EDT
Tufts center for antimicrobial resistance renamed for Stuart B. Levy
Tufts University

The Center for Integrated Management of Antimicrobial Resistance, a collaborative effort supported by Tufts University and Tufts Medical Center, has been renamed the Stuart B. Levy Center for Integrated Management of Antimicrobial Resistance, to honor the pioneering antibiotic-resistance researcher.

Released: 22-Sep-2020 8:00 AM EDT
MEDIA ALERT: MSVirtual2020
Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ACTRIMS)

The MSVirtual2020 program will continue in an Encore Program that will be held on Saturday, September 26th from 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. ET. This Encore Program will feature the Late Breaker (9-10:30 a.m. ET) and COVID-19th (10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. ET) sessions.

Newswise: Dr. Malene Hansen receives 2020 BIG Award
Released: 22-Sep-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Dr. Malene Hansen receives 2020 BIG Award
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Malene Hansen, Ph.D., has been awarded a three-year, $300,000 Breakthroughs in Gerontology (BIG) Award. The BIG Award is sponsored by The Glenn Foundation for Medical Research in collaboration with the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR), and provides funding for research projects aimed at discoveries that address aging and health span. Hansen is a professor in the Development, Aging and Regeneration Program at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute.

Released: 22-Sep-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Childhood sexual abuse: mental and physical after-effects closely linked
Universite de Montreal

A new study has uncovered a correlation between psychological distress and genital and urinary health problems in female survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

Released: 22-Sep-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Cities beat suburbs at inspiring cutting-edge innovations
Ohio State University

The disruptive inventions that make people go “Wow!” tend to come from research in the heart of cities and not in the suburbs, a new study suggests.

Newswise: Phil Tubesing awarded Los Alamos National Laboratory’s  2020 Global Security Medal
Released: 21-Sep-2020 7:45 PM EDT
Phil Tubesing awarded Los Alamos National Laboratory’s 2020 Global Security Medal
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Philip K. “Phil” Tubesing is the 2020 awardee of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s prestigious Global Security Medal, which recognizes the exceptional achievements of active or recently retired employees who have made significant contributions to the Laboratory’s global security mission.

Newswise: UIC a top 10 best value, top 25 public university in Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education’s national rankings
Released: 21-Sep-2020 6:05 PM EDT
UIC a top 10 best value, top 25 public university in Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education’s national rankings
University of Illinois at Chicago

The University of Illinois Chicago continues to be one of the nation’s top best value universities, according to the 2021 edition of the Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education rankings, which were released last week.

Newswise: HSS Researchers Launch Study Using Novel MRI Techniques to Find a Biomarker for Parsonage-Turner Syndrome, A Nerve Disorder
Released: 21-Sep-2020 6:05 PM EDT
HSS Researchers Launch Study Using Novel MRI Techniques to Find a Biomarker for Parsonage-Turner Syndrome, A Nerve Disorder
Hospital for Special Surgery

Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) are using a novel MRI technique known as magnetic resonance neurography, or MRN, to study Parsonage-Turner Syndrome (PTS), a painful nerve disorder that can lead to severe weakness and paralysis.

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Newswise: UIC historian earns inaugural national award for economic, social justice
Released: 21-Sep-2020 5:40 PM EDT
UIC historian earns inaugural national award for economic, social justice
University of Illinois at Chicago

Acclaimed University of Illinois Chicago historian Barbara Ransby has been named to the Freedom Scholars, a select group of progressive academics who are at the “forefront of movements for economic and social justice."

Newswise: $2M USDA grant funds value-added grains project
Released: 21-Sep-2020 5:05 PM EDT
$2M USDA grant funds value-added grains project
Cornell University

A Cornell University scientist is leading a multi-institution team that’s helping turn diverse and ancient grains into staple foods throughout the Northeast and Midwest, thanks to a three-year, $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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Released: 21-Sep-2020 4:50 PM EDT
Personal interactions are important drivers of STEM identity in girls
Florida State University

Researchers from the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and Florida State University found that nuanced interactions between teachers and campers at a coding camp for middle school girls as well as among the girls themselves impacted how girls viewed themselves as coders.

Newswise: Associate Professor Craig Pollack Named Inaugural Endowed Chair at the Johns Hopkins Schools of Nursing and Public Health
Released: 21-Sep-2020 4:45 PM EDT
Associate Professor Craig Pollack Named Inaugural Endowed Chair at the Johns Hopkins Schools of Nursing and Public Health
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health announce the appointment of Craig Pollack, MD, MHS, as inaugural chair of the Katey Ayres Endowed Professorship.Funded through a generous gift from JHSON Class of 1967 Alumna Katey Ayres—and matched by the Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative Fund—the professorship will tackle the complex intersection of housing and social services and their impact on health.

Released: 21-Sep-2020 4:00 PM EDT
Study reveals racial disparities in clinical trial recruitment
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

In a new study published in Clinical Trials, researchers led by Stephen Juraschek, MD, PhD (Medicine, BIDMC) compared four electronic-based and four traditional recruitment methods for clinical trials to determine how different strategies may impact enrollment of groups traditionally under-represented in the medical literature.

Newswise: E. coli bacteria offer path to improving photosynthesis
Released: 21-Sep-2020 3:55 PM EDT
E. coli bacteria offer path to improving photosynthesis
Cornell University

Cornell University scientists have engineered a key plant enzyme and introduced it in Escherichia coli bacteria in order to create an optimal experimental environment for studying how to speed up photosynthesis, a holy grail for improving crop yields.

Newswise: New national imaging center has potential to transform medicine
Released: 21-Sep-2020 3:50 PM EDT
New national imaging center has potential to transform medicine
Morgridge Institute for Research

A national research initiative announced today will place the University of Wisconsin-Madison at the forefront of a revolution in imaging fostered by cryo-electron microscopy and cryo-electron tomography - technologies that can illuminate life at the atomic scale.

Released: 21-Sep-2020 3:40 PM EDT
Securing Our Future Now: DHS S&T Offers “Responding to Disasters During a Crisis” Webinar
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T is convening a diverse group of public-private partners to present, Clearing the Path: Responding to Disasters During a Crisis, a virtual discussion for National Preparedness Month.

Newswise: Prevent Severe COVID Symptoms With Lifestyle Changes
Released: 21-Sep-2020 3:35 PM EDT
Prevent Severe COVID Symptoms With Lifestyle Changes
Rush University Medical Center

Obesity is contributing to worse outcomes in people with COVID-19. Dr. Naomi Parrella, medical director of the Rush Center for Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery, explains how managing your weight can lower your risk for severe COVID symptoms and help you prevent other chronic diseases.

Released: 21-Sep-2020 3:25 PM EDT
Hospital for Special Surgery Earns “LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader” Designation from Human Rights Campaign Foundation
Hospital for Special Surgery

Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) has earned the “LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader” designation from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Every year, the foundation recognizes health care facilities for their dedication and commitment to LGBTQ inclusion.

Released: 21-Sep-2020 3:15 PM EDT
Sorenson Impact Center Receives $600,000 Federal Grant to Support Diversity in Entrepreneurship
Sorenson Impact Center, David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah

The Sorenson Impact Center, a think tank housed at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business, has been awarded a $600,000 grant from the US Economic Development Administration (EDA).

Released: 21-Sep-2020 3:05 PM EDT
Researchers identify new type of superconductor
Cornell University

Until now, the history of superconducting materials has been a tale of two types: s-wave and d-wave. Now, Cornell researchers – led by Brad Ramshaw, the Dick & Dale Reis Johnson Assistant Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences – have discovered a possible third type: g-wave.


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