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Newswise: Engineering a way to help identify aortic dissection
Released: 23-Sep-2020 3:55 PM EDT
Engineering a way to help identify aortic dissection
Texas A&M University

Dr. Chandler Benjamin and his team are using material characterization and nonlinear models to help health care providers better identify the life threatening condition of aortic dissection.

Newswise: New HPC4EI Project Aims to Cut Energy Costs of Painting Cars
Released: 23-Sep-2020 3:55 PM EDT
New HPC4EI Project Aims to Cut Energy Costs of Painting Cars
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

For years the coating industry has been working on energy and environmentally friendly improvements to the automotive painting process. Toward this end, researchers in Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Computational Research Division are partnering with one of the world’s largest paint manufacturers through a new project that aims to couple advanced mathematics with HPC resources to model the paint drying process and guide the development of new energy-efficient coating systems for the auto industry.

Newswise: What looked like COVID-19 wasn’t; Beaumont ER doctor’s instinct, tenacity paid off for local business executive
Released: 23-Sep-2020 3:45 PM EDT
What looked like COVID-19 wasn’t; Beaumont ER doctor’s instinct, tenacity paid off for local business executive
Beaumont Health

Gary Corbin, 63, dropped a heavy hurricane window shutter, which gashed his leg before it hit the ground. After wintering in Florida, this resident of Grosse Pointe Farms had been helping his significant other close down her Palm Beach Gardens home before they returned to Michigan in mid-June. He treated the wound and kept it covered on the drive north.

Newswise: Flu Season Returns As The COVID-19 Pandemic Continues
Released: 23-Sep-2020 2:00 PM EDT
Flu Season Returns As The COVID-19 Pandemic Continues
Johns Hopkins Medicine

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues with no end in sight, the annual flu season emerges once again. Cases of the flu have already begun to surface around the nation, and there are some reports of co-infection with COVID-19. Johns Hopkins Medicine experts say now is the time to take action to fight against the flu. Doctors recommend that everyone age 6 months and older get the flu vaccine each year to prevent infection from the virus or reduce the severity of the illness.

Released: 23-Sep-2020 1:10 PM EDT
Q&A: What’s in store for retailers during a pandemic holiday season?
Michigan State University

The 2020 holiday season, much like the majority of the year, will be like none other before. But what does this mean for retailers? Simone Peinkofer, assistant professor of supply chain management at Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business, discusses what holiday consumerism may look like for consumers and retailers alike.

Newswise: Putting spin in semiconductor materials
Released: 23-Sep-2020 12:00 PM EDT
Putting spin in semiconductor materials
South Dakota State University

New semiconductor materials that use an electron’s spin to store information can make computers and electronic devices faster, more energy efficient and less expensive.

Released: 23-Sep-2020 10:40 AM EDT
145th Annual Meeting of ANA to feature Pre-event Social Justice Symposium
American Neurological Association (ANA)

ANA demonstrates commitment to diversity and inclusion in neurology and neuroscience by kicking-off the 145th Annual Meeting with Social Justice Symposium.

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Released: 23-Sep-2020 10:15 AM EDT
NASA's Webb Telescope Will Explore the Cores of Merging Galaxies
Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

Merging galaxies often appear lit up like a fireworks display. The meeting of their gas flows accelerates star formation and feeds their central black holes. However, much of this activity, particularly where they are interacting, is shrouded by dust. Webb’s significantly more sensitive, sharper observations in infrared light will be able to see through the dust, leading to high-resolution data that will reveal far more about what’s happening at the cores of these galaxies.

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Released: 23-Sep-2020 8:30 AM EDT
Gulf of Mexico Mission: ‘Ocean Blue Holes Are Not Created Equal’
Florida Atlantic University

Scientists recently got a unique glimpse into the “Green Banana” Blue Hole thanks to gutsy divers and a 500-pound autonomous, benthic lander. Together with hand-picked, elite scuba divers, the research team is unraveling the structure and behavior of these marine environments by examining geochemistry, hydrodynamics, and biology. Findings from this exploration also may have important implications for phytoplankton in the Gulf of Mexico, including blooms of the Florida Red-tide species Karenia brevis.

Newswise: Life in lockdown: health-wise, it’s not as bad as you think
Released: 22-Sep-2020 10:05 PM EDT
Life in lockdown: health-wise, it’s not as bad as you think
University of South Australia

While Victorians continue to endure restrictions from a second wave of COVID-19, new research from the University of South Australia is providing much-needed good news about people’s overall health and wellbeing following lockdown.

Newswise: Testing time for pills in space
Released: 22-Sep-2020 10:05 PM EDT
Testing time for pills in space
University of Adelaide

Pills are being sent into space to test how they cope with the rigours of one of the harshest environments known. The University of Adelaide is studying how exposure to microgravity and space radiation affects the stability of pharmaceutical tablet formulations. Two separate missions will send science payloads into orbit around Earth: the first will test how tablets cope with the environment inside the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory. The second mission scheduled for early 2021, will test how tablets cope outside the ISS.

Newswise: Houston man’s close call with colon cancer inspires wife to advocate for importance of screening
Released: 22-Sep-2020 5:55 PM EDT
Houston man’s close call with colon cancer inspires wife to advocate for importance of screening
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

When Brenda Sanders, 72, heard about actor Chadwick Boseman’s death due to colon cancer, it brought back intense memories of the close call her husband had with the disease last year.

Released: 22-Sep-2020 5:45 PM EDT
Network Resilience is Key to Surviving Compound Hazard Events, Scientists Say
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

As extreme weather and other events increase in frequency and intensity, cybercriminals ramp up attacks on technologies that tie together urban infrastructure systems, networks critical to the flow of data, people, goods, and services must be made more resilient to failure, according to a team of scientists.

Newswise: Berkeley Team Plays Key Role in Analysis of Particle Interactions That Produce Matter From Light
Released: 22-Sep-2020 4:50 PM EDT
Berkeley Team Plays Key Role in Analysis of Particle Interactions That Produce Matter From Light
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Researchers at Berkeley Lab played a key role in an analysis of data from the world’s largest particle collider that found proof of rare, high-energy particle interactions in which matter was produced from light.

Released: 22-Sep-2020 3:05 PM EDT
During Busy Wildfire Season (and Pandemic), S&T Focus on Sensors Burns Bright
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T's Smart City Internet of Things Innovation (SCITI) Labs program is bringing together government and private sector partners to identify technologies that can detect and alert emergency management, utilities, and citizens of a threatening wildfire.

Released: 22-Sep-2020 3:00 PM EDT
From pandemic to storms, virtual summit takes on issues facing small island states
University of Delaware

The Virtual Island Summit, held earlier this month and attended by 350 representatives of government, civil society, business and academics from more 60 different countries, addressed the urgency of identifying and implementing technology-based solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Newswise: Big Astronomy Planetarium Program and Online Activities Go Live!
Released: 22-Sep-2020 2:25 PM EDT
Big Astronomy Planetarium Program and Online Activities Go Live!
NSF’s National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory

Big Astronomy or Astronomia a Gran Escala is a bilingual planetarium show that extends beyond the dome using web-based and hands-on resources. In Big Astronomy, discover Chile’s grand observatories and meet the people who push the limits of technology and expand what we know about the Universe using world-class telescopes.

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Newswise: Socially distanced chemistry for kids: Join the U.S. Crystal Growing Competition!
Released: 22-Sep-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Socially distanced chemistry for kids: Join the U.S. Crystal Growing Competition!
University at Buffalo

“Now, more than ever, with so many kids being at home, they need fun, hands-on scientific activities,” says Jason Benedict, contest founder, dad, and an associate professor of chemistry in the UB College of Arts and Sciences.

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.

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.

Newswise: Graziano Venanzoni elected new co-spokesperson of Muon g-2 collaboration
Released: 21-Sep-2020 2:55 PM EDT
Graziano Venanzoni elected new co-spokesperson of Muon g-2 collaboration
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

A physicist at the Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics, Venanzoni will help prepare the Muon g-2 collaboration for its highly anticipated first scientific publication and work with partners to ensure a long life for the experiment, where scientists are searching for new particles emerging from the quantum foam that surrounds all matter.

Newswise: Mission: Search and Destroy Prostate Cancer
Released: 21-Sep-2020 2:40 PM EDT
Mission: Search and Destroy Prostate Cancer
University of California San Diego Health

Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health is using advanced imaging, genomics, personalized medicine and new therapies to treat patients like Brian McCloskey, who has stage IV prostate cancer.

Newswise: Cellular processes and social behaviors and… zombies?
Released: 21-Sep-2020 2:35 PM EDT
Cellular processes and social behaviors and… zombies?
Arizona State University (ASU)

The Zombie Apocalypse Medicine Meeting will happen online October 15-18, 2020. The meeting spans the sciences, the arts and the scary while bringing scientists, artists and journalists together with the general public. This year’s meeting has been reanimated into a livestream broadcast on Channel Zed. Registrants will have access to programming on topics like how birth control, race relations, the pandemic, sex, literature and social media can all be thought of as zombification processes.

Newswise: Improving bison health, production
Released: 21-Sep-2020 11:40 AM EDT
Improving bison health, production
South Dakota State University

The Center of Excellence for Bison Studies seeks to improve bison herd health and production and the economic viability of both private and tribal bison producers.

Released: 21-Sep-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Harrisburg University Esports Team gets the Hollywood treatment
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

A documentary airing on Amazon Prime, Apple TV and Google Play focuses on Harrisburg University championships in esports.

Newswise: State funds next steps of Penn State College of Medicine COVID-19 vaccine development
Released: 21-Sep-2020 9:00 AM EDT
State funds next steps of Penn State College of Medicine COVID-19 vaccine development
Penn State College of Medicine

A Penn State College of Medicine research team will continue to work on developing a vaccine for COVID-19 using more than $400,000 in funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

Newswise: How to fight back this flu season
Released: 21-Sep-2020 9:00 AM EDT
How to fight back this flu season
Keck Medicine of USC

Keck Medicine of USC expert gives advice on the public’s best shot for avoiding influenza during the COVID-19 pandemic

Newswise: Valentine Nzengung: Making the world a safer place
Released: 21-Sep-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Valentine Nzengung: Making the world a safer place
University of Georgia

Valentine Nzengung's inventions to neutralize explosives protect humans and the environment

Newswise: Thyroid Cancer: Small Gland, Big Impact
Released: 21-Sep-2020 8:05 AM EDT
Thyroid Cancer: Small Gland, Big Impact
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

The thyroid is a key part of the endocrine system, a small gland at the base of your neck that produces a hormone that helps control your body's metabolism. One of the most common and treatable cancers in the United States is thyroid cancer. Rutgers Cancer Institute expert discusses research and treatment for this disease.

Newswise: PNNL, UW Broaden Capacity to Test for COVID-19
Released: 21-Sep-2020 12:00 AM EDT
PNNL, UW Broaden Capacity to Test for COVID-19
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Researchers from PNNL and UW analyzed kits that could be used as a critical part of a laboratory test used to detect COVID-19 in a sample from an infected person. As a result, two additional kits have been listed as options that labs can consider using, boosting the supply of chemicals and supplies linked to a critical step in the testing process.

Newswise: How to Keep Children Safe from COVID-19 this Fall
Released: 18-Sep-2020 4:15 PM EDT
How to Keep Children Safe from COVID-19 this Fall
Rush University Medical Center

With the new school year started and autumn approaching, Colleen Nash, MD, MPH, Rush University Medical Center, pediatric infectious disease specialist, answers questions parents may have about keeping children safe from COVID, social distancing in the classroom and celebrating Halloween.

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Released: 18-Sep-2020 2:35 PM EDT
Michigan Medicine Team Separates Conjoined Twins at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Doctors have successfully separated one-year-old conjoined twins at Michigan Medicine C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. The nearly 11-hour surgery, which is the first of its kind at Mott, involved a team of more than two dozen doctors, nurses and other specialists who spent months preparing for the complex procedure.

Newswise: ICEBERG tests future neutrino detector systems with 'beautiful' results
Released: 18-Sep-2020 1:20 PM EDT
ICEBERG tests future neutrino detector systems with 'beautiful' results
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

Scientists are testing the components and systems for the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, hosted by Fermilab, with other liquid-argon particle detectors. One such detector is ICEBERG, which is over 10,000 times smaller than DUNE will be. ICEBERG’s measurements are providing insight for future neutrino experiments.

Newswise: Naturally Occurring Radiation Limits Superconducting Qubit Coherence Times
Released: 18-Sep-2020 1:00 PM EDT
Naturally Occurring Radiation Limits Superconducting Qubit Coherence Times
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Two new experiments have demonstrated the correlation between natural radiation levels and the duration of qubit coherence. If radiation cannot be mitigated, it will limit the coherence time of qubits to a few milliseconds.

Newswise: UHN features Apple Watch in a new study to advance remote management of heart failure
Released: 18-Sep-2020 12:55 PM EDT
UHN features Apple Watch in a new study to advance remote management of heart failure
University Health Network (UHN)

The Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research, at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre (University Health Network) are collaborating with Apple, Inc., to give heart failure patients even more control over their health, and usher in a new era of remote monitoring possibilities.

Released: 18-Sep-2020 12:25 PM EDT
Examining the science of stuttering, from childhood into adulthood
University of Delaware

Like presidential candidate Joe Biden, researcher Evan Usler has used his personal experience to help those with speech disorders. Usler studies motor speech and fluency disorders, including stuttering.

Released: 18-Sep-2020 12:05 PM EDT
DHS S&T Seeks Portable Radio Repeaters for Market Survey Analysis
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T is seeking solutions to the communications challenge of encountering weak radio or cellular coverage while conducting life-saving operations.

Released: 18-Sep-2020 11:35 AM EDT
Keeping students physically active online or in-person
Texas A&M University

A physical activity expert addresses ways to keep students active in this "new normal."

Released: 18-Sep-2020 10:10 AM EDT
VLBA Makes First Direct Distance Measurement to Magnetar
National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Using the VLBA, astronomers have made the first direct geometric measurement of the distance to a magnetar. This precision measurement could help determine if such objects are responsible for generating the mysterious Fast Radio Bursts.

Newswise: Targeting the biggest cybersecurity threat to voting in the 2020 election
Released: 18-Sep-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Targeting the biggest cybersecurity threat to voting in the 2020 election
Tulane University

Voting is the staple of democracy and has been done in person in the United States since its founding. While the controversy over the integrity of mail-in votes continues, never in our country’s history has voting in person been more fraught with potential security risks that could alter the outcome.

Newswise: USC Urology Experts Share Valuable Insight During Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Released: 18-Sep-2020 9:00 AM EDT
USC Urology Experts Share Valuable Insight During Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Keck Medicine of USC

Experts available to discuss guidelines and advancements in prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment.

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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.

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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.

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: 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.


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