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Released: 6-Apr-2020 5:40 PM EDT
McKelvey Engineering staff creating face shields for health care workers
Washington University in St. Louis

McKelvey Engineering staff are pitching in to create personal protective equipment for health care workers in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Newswise: LifeBridge Health Virtual Hospital’s COVID-19 Tele-triage Program Sees Exponential Growth In First Weeks of Operation
Released: 6-Apr-2020 4:20 PM EDT
LifeBridge Health Virtual Hospital’s COVID-19 Tele-triage Program Sees Exponential Growth In First Weeks of Operation
LifeBridge Health

With the rapid spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), LifeBridge Health, one of the largest healthcare systems in Maryland, ramped up its tele-triage program to help reduce an overflow of concerned patients in the system’s emergency departments and provider offices in the community.

Newswise: Cornell aids NYS distillers in making hand sanitizer amidst pandemic
Released: 6-Apr-2020 3:05 PM EDT
Cornell aids NYS distillers in making hand sanitizer amidst pandemic
Cornell University

In the battle to keep workers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly 40 craft distilleries in New York state have turned to making hand sanitizer with guidance from Cornell University.

Newswise: Penn State engineer developing device that may be able to test for COVID-19
Released: 6-Apr-2020 1:20 PM EDT
Penn State engineer developing device that may be able to test for COVID-19
Penn State College of Engineering

A point-of-care testing device that may help diagnose the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is under development by Weihua Guan, assistant professor of electrical engineering in Penn State’s College of Engineering.

Newswise: Tested and Testing: UC San Diego Health Expands COVID-19 Diagnostics
Released: 6-Apr-2020 12:25 PM EDT
Tested and Testing: UC San Diego Health Expands COVID-19 Diagnostics
University of California San Diego Health

UC San Diego Health makes measurable progress addressing COVID-19 testing shortage through multiple partnerships and rapidly growing in-house testing. Success has meant more testing for more patients, first responders and other health systems.

Newswise: IMSA High School Internship advances DUNE project and showcases unexplored potential of physics
Released: 6-Apr-2020 12:15 PM EDT
IMSA High School Internship advances DUNE project and showcases unexplored potential of physics
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne National Laboratory’s Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) High School Internship Program has this year’s exceptionally bright high school students working on the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE)’s world-changing research.

Newswise: New mental health challenges for cancer patients during COVID-19
Released: 6-Apr-2020 12:05 PM EDT
New mental health challenges for cancer patients during COVID-19
University of Colorado Cancer Center

Benjamin Brewer, PsyD, is a University of Colorado Cancer Center investigator and health psychologist at the UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital Bone Marrow Transplant Program. Here CU Cancer Center talks with Dr. Brewer about his patients’ new worries and about how our health system is adapting to meet the mental health needs of cancer patients during COVID-19.

Released: 6-Apr-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Researchers at Missouri S&T use social media to study COVID-19
Missouri University of Science and Technology

As COVID-19 sweeps across the U.S. and the world, people have taken to social media with concerns, questions and opinions. Researchers at Missouri S&T are analyzing tens of millions of posts on Twitter in real time to show how attitudes toward the disease have changed. The researchers are designing machine learning and natural language processing techniques for the study.

Released: 6-Apr-2020 11:55 AM EDT
Brookhaven Lab Mobilizes Resources in Fight Against COVID-19
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Scientists and staff at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory are marshalling their expertise, unique facilities, and other key resources in the battle against COVID-19.

Released: 6-Apr-2020 11:20 AM EDT
Retina Specialists Urge Patients to Keep Critical Eye Appointments, Maintain Healthy Sight During COVID-19
American Society of Retina Specialists

Americans in many states across the country have been ordered to stay at home or shelter in place, mitigation efforts sorely needed to help stop the spread of COVID-19. But orders that encourage social distancing do not prohibit patients from essential medical visits, such as seeing a retina specialist for treatments that can preserve vision. People with retinal conditions and those experiencing new signs of a retinal disease, such as loss of vision or flashers or floaters, should contact their retina specialist to determine the best course of action.


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