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Newswise: RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers School of Public Health Lead Pledge Declaring that Racism is a Public Health Crisis
Released: 18-Jan-2021 7:55 AM EST
RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers School of Public Health Lead Pledge Declaring that Racism is a Public Health Crisis
Rutgers School of Public Health

In recognition of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and 402 years of racism in the country, RWJBarnabas Health and the Rutgers School of Public Health join others around the nation to declare that racism is a public health crisis and that Black Lives Matter.

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Released: 18-Jan-2021 7:50 AM EST
Pregnant women should consider taking the COVID-19 vaccine.
University of Washington School of Medicine

f pregnant individuals catch COVID they will generally get sicker than non-pregnant individuals. They also more commonly end up on ECMO [heart-lung support], in the ICU or on ventilators.

Newswise: Argonne’s Robert Ross earns prestigious DOE award
Released: 18-Jan-2021 7:45 AM EST
Argonne’s Robert Ross earns prestigious DOE award
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne’s Robert Ross receives the DOE’s prestigious Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award for seminal contributions in high-performance computing.

Newswise: Have allergies? Worried about COVID-19 vaccine? Don’t be.
Released: 18-Jan-2021 7:40 AM EST
Have allergies? Worried about COVID-19 vaccine? Don’t be.
UW Medicine

Even people who have experienced severe allergic reactions to food, latex, pets, pollen, or bee stings should get the coronavirus vaccine, UW Medicine allergy and infectious disease experts say.

Newswise: Argonne’s Rick Stevens named ACM Fellow
Released: 18-Jan-2021 7:40 AM EST
Argonne’s Rick Stevens named ACM Fellow
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne’s Rick Stevens was recently named a Fellow of the of the Association of Computer Machinery (ACM) for his continuing contributions to high-performance computing.

Newswise: Many Parents Say Teens With Anxiety, Depression May Benefit from Peer Confidants at School
12-Jan-2021 2:30 PM EST
Many Parents Say Teens With Anxiety, Depression May Benefit from Peer Confidants at School
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Three-quarters of parents in a new national poll think peers better understand teen challenges, compared to teachers or counselors in the school.

Newswise: Vermont’s BIPOC drivers are most likely to have a run-in with police, study shows
15-Jan-2021 2:05 PM EST
Vermont’s BIPOC drivers are most likely to have a run-in with police, study shows
University of Vermont

Examining more than 800,000 police stops in Vermont between 2014 to 2019, researchers confirm that Vermont authorities stop, ticket, arrest and search Black drivers at a rate far beyond their share of the state's total driving population.

Newswise: Changing Diets — Not Lower Physical Activity or Infectious Disease Burden — May Best Explain Global Childhood Obesity Crisis
13-Jan-2021 3:35 PM EST
Changing Diets — Not Lower Physical Activity or Infectious Disease Burden — May Best Explain Global Childhood Obesity Crisis
Baylor University

Variation in consumption of market-acquired foods outside of the traditional diet — but not in total number of calories burned daily — is reliably related to indigenous Amazonian children’s body fat, according to a Baylor University study that offers insight into the global obesity epidemic.

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Released: 15-Jan-2021 5:40 PM EST
Research Links Social Isolation to COVID-19 Protocol Resistance
Humboldt State University

As health officials continue to implore the public to wear masks and practice social distancing, recent research by Humboldt State University Psychology Professor Amber Gaffney provides key insights into connections between social isolation, conspiratorial thinking, and resistance to COVID-19 protocols.

Newswise: Rapid blood test identifies COVID-19 patients at high risk of severe disease
Released: 15-Jan-2021 5:35 PM EST
Rapid blood test identifies COVID-19 patients at high risk of severe disease
Washington University in St. Louis

Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown that a relatively simple and rapid blood test can predict which patients with COVID-19 are at highest risk of severe complications or death. The blood test measures levels of mitochondrial DNA, which normally resides inside the energy factories of cells. Mitochondrial DNA spilling out of cells and into the bloodstream is a sign that a particular type of violent cell death is taking place in the body.

Released: 15-Jan-2021 5:30 PM EST
GW’s Program on Extremism Tracking Criminal Cases Linked to the Attack on Capitol Hill
George Washington University

The George Washington University Program on Extremism has launched a project that is tracking individuals charged with crimes related to the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

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Released: 15-Jan-2021 4:40 PM EST
Drug-Induced Liver Injury, Translational microRNA Biomarkers, and More Featured in January 2021 Toxicological Sciences
Society of Toxicology

in the January 2021 issue, Toxicological Sciences offers an engaging slate of research in toxicology, from endocrine toxicology and biomarkers to genetic and epigenetic toxicology and mixtures toxicology.

Newswise: Southwestern Health Resources Accountable Care Network Listed No. 1 in U.S. for Medicare Savings for Third Straight Year
Released: 15-Jan-2021 4:05 PM EST
Southwestern Health Resources Accountable Care Network Listed No. 1 in U.S. for Medicare Savings for Third Straight Year
UT Southwestern Medical Center

DALLAS – January 15, 2021 – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that the Southwestern Health Resources Accountable Care Network (SWHR) saved more than $52 million in 2019. These generated savings place it at the top of organizations participating in the CMS Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model. SWHR has saved nearly $120 million since joining the Next Generation program in 2017.

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Newswise: Conductive nature in crystal structures revealed at magnification of 10 million times
Released: 15-Jan-2021 3:05 PM EST
Conductive nature in crystal structures revealed at magnification of 10 million times
University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering

In groundbreaking materials research, a team led by University of Minnesota Professor K. Andre Mkhoyan has made a discovery that blends the best of two sought-after qualities for touchscreens and smart windows—transparency and conductivity.

Released: 15-Jan-2021 2:55 PM EST
COVID-19 deaths really are different. But best practices for ICU care should still apply, studies suggest.
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

COVID-19 deaths are indeed different from other lung failure deaths, according to two recent studies, with 56% of COVID-19 patients dying primarily from the lung damage caused by the virus, compared with 22% of those whose lungs fail due to other causes. But, the researchers conclude, the kind of care needed to help sustain people through the worst cases of all forms of lung failure is highly similar, and just needs to be fine-tuned.

Released: 15-Jan-2021 2:50 PM EST
45% of adults over 65 lack online medical accounts that could help them sign up for COVID-19 vaccinations
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

As the vaccination of older adults against COVID-19 begins across the country, new poll data suggests that many of them don’t yet have access to the “patient portal” online systems that could make it much easier for them to schedule a vaccination appointment. In all, 45% of adults aged 65 to 80 had not set up an account with their health provider’s portal system.

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Newswise: Kenneth Altshuler, M.D., Who Led UT Southwestern Department of Psychiatry For 23 Years, Dies At 91
Released: 15-Jan-2021 2:00 PM EST
Kenneth Altshuler, M.D., Who Led UT Southwestern Department of Psychiatry For 23 Years, Dies At 91
UT Southwestern Medical Center

DALLAS – Jan. 15, 2021 – Kenneth Altshuler, M.D., a professor emeritus and longtime chair of psychiatry at UT Southwestern who helped to advance mental health causes in Dallas, died Jan. 6. He was 91.

14-Jan-2021 11:05 AM EST
Social exclusion, career limitations hinder LGBTQ STEM professionals
University of Michigan

LGBTQ professionals' pride in their science, technology, engineering, and math work is not reciprocated, say researchers.

Newswise: Researchers Use Supercomputers to Better Understand the Sun’s Corona
Released: 15-Jan-2021 1:45 PM EST
Researchers Use Supercomputers to Better Understand the Sun’s Corona
University of California San Diego

As worldwide mandates prevented gatherings over the holiday season, crowds in Chile and Argentina donned masks and eye shields to take in some outdoor magic: a two-minute solar eclipse on December 14. A week before however, everyone had a chance to see what the eclipse might look like thanks to simulations generated on the recently launched 'Expanse' supercomputer at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UC San Diego.

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Released: 15-Jan-2021 1:35 PM EST
2021 CSUPERB Awards Honor the Best in Biological Sciences
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Exemplary faculty and students from Cal State Fullerton, CSUN and Sacramento State were honored during the virtual university-wide symposium.

Newswise: Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Ranked No. 1 in NIH Funding
Released: 15-Jan-2021 1:35 PM EST
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Ranked No. 1 in NIH Funding
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) is ranked No. 1 among schools of nursing for total funding received from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for fiscal year 2020. Its grants range in topics from health equity, resilience, gender norms, aging, cardiovascular health, health of Indigenous people, HIV, trauma, violence, and more.

Released: 15-Jan-2021 1:30 PM EST
New England Journal of Medicine publishes COVID-19 treatment trial results
University of Texas at San Antonio

A clinical trial involving COVID-19 patients hospitalized at UT Health San Antonio and University Health, among roughly 100 sites globally, found that a combination of the drugs baricitinib and remdesivir reduced time to recovery, according to results published Dec. 11 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Released: 15-Jan-2021 1:15 PM EST
Snakes evolve a magnetic way to be resistant to venom
University of Queensland

Certain snakes have evolved a unique genetic trick to avoid being eaten by venomous snakes, according to University of Queensland research.

Newswise: Howard University Professor to Receive First Joseph A. Johnson Award
Released: 15-Jan-2021 1:10 PM EST
Howard University Professor to Receive First Joseph A. Johnson Award
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

The American Institute of Physics and the National Society of Black Physicists congratulate physicist Thomas A. Searles as the winner of the inaugural Joseph A. Johnson III Award for Excellence. Named to honor the legacy of the renowned experimental physicist and founder of NSBP, the Joseph A. Johnson III Award will be given annually to recognize an early career NSBP physicist who exemplifies Johnson’s ingenuity as a scientist and passion for mentorship and service.

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Dairy product purchasing differs in households with and without children
Elsevier

American dairy consumers are often influenced by a variety of factors that can affect their buying habits. These factors include taste, preference, government information, cultural background, social media, and the news.

Released: 15-Jan-2021 12:50 PM EST
Changing resilience of oceans to climate change
University of Exeter

Oxygen levels in the ancient oceans were surprisingly resilient to climate change, new research suggests.

Released: 15-Jan-2021 12:40 PM EST
DNA test can quickly identify pneumonia in patients with severe COVID-19, aiding faster treatment
University of Cambridge

Researchers have developed a DNA test to quickly identify secondary infections in COVID-19 patients, who have double the risk of developing pneumonia while on ventilation than non-COVID-19 patients.

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Released: 15-Jan-2021 12:30 PM EST
Are partially protected areas the 'red herrings' of marine conservation?
University of New South Wales

Partially protected areas - marine reserves that allow some forms of fishing - are no more effective socially or ecologically than open marine areas in Australia's Great Southern Reef, a new UNSW study has concluded.

Released: 15-Jan-2021 12:30 PM EST
Fight CRC To Present Research Findings on The Impact of COVID-19 on the Colorectal Cancer Community at 2021 GI ASCO
Fight Colorectal Cancer

Fight Colorectal Cancer presents abstract at Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium highlighting the need to address the barriers and opportunities for care within the colorectal cancer community during the COVID-19 pandemic

Released: 15-Jan-2021 12:25 PM EST
Technion to Award Honorary Doctorate to Pfizer CEO Dr. Albert Bourla
American Technion Society

Israel's Technion will award an honorary doctorate to Pfizer CEO and Chairman Dr. Albert Bourla, for leading the development of the novel vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The honorary doctorate will be conferred at the Technion Board of Governors meeting in November 2021.

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Divergences between scientific and Indigenous and Local Knowledge can be helpful
University of Helsinki

Divergences between scientific and Indigenous and Local Knowledge can provide a better understanding of why local pastoralists may be willing, or not, to participate in conservation initiatives for carnivores, a study from University of Helsinki suggests.

Released: 15-Jan-2021 12:20 PM EST
Target Discovered That Halts Osteoarthritis-Like Knee Cartilage Degeneration
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

In a mouse study, researchers used nanotechnology and previous knowledge of a protein pathway to significantly reduce knee cartilage degeneration and pain

Newswise: Renowned fusion laboratory honors pioneering physicist Richard J. Hawryluk
Released: 15-Jan-2021 12:15 PM EST
Renowned fusion laboratory honors pioneering physicist Richard J. Hawryluk
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

PPPL names main conference room for physicist Richard J. Hawryluk, a Laboratory guiding light for more than 40 years.

Released: 15-Jan-2021 12:10 PM EST
Common Understanding of Turing Test Misses the Mark, Scholar Claims in New Book
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Bram Van Heuveln, a lecturer at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, makes the case for a new understanding of the Turing Test in a chapter of the book Great Philosophical Objections to Artificial Intelligence: The History and Legacy of the AI Wars, published this month by Bloomsbury.

Released: 15-Jan-2021 12:05 PM EST
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Commends Evidence-Based 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, Notes Opportunities for Future Updates
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics commends the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for developing the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

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Released: 15-Jan-2021 11:55 AM EST
Artificial Intelligence beats us in chess, but not in memory
Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati

In the last decades, Artificial Intelligence has shown to be very good at achieving exceptional goals in several fields.

Released: 15-Jan-2021 11:30 AM EST
UW researchers develop tool to equitably distribute limited vaccines
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and UW Health have developed a tool that incorporates a person’s age and socioeconomic status to prioritize vaccine distribution among people who otherwise share similar risks due to their jobs.

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Released: 15-Jan-2021 11:20 AM EST
Will Covid-19 kill the high street once and for all?
University of Sheffield

The shift to home working during Covid-19, or ‘Zoomshock’, threatens the survival of local goods and services provided in city centres and business parks


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