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Released: 3-Jul-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Warwick Moto superbike designs unveiled
University of Warwick

As the government has announced proposals to ban the sale of petrol, diesel and hybrid cars by 2035 the race to electrify the motor industry is on, and motorbikes aren’t to be overlooked.

Newswise: West Virginia researchers use neutrons to study materials for power plant improvements
Released: 2-Jul-2020 12:35 PM EDT
West Virginia researchers use neutrons to study materials for power plant improvements
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Researchers from West Virginia University are using neutron scattering at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to study novel materials called high entropy oxides, or HEOs. Their goal is to collect insights into how the atoms in the HEOs bind together and whether the materials can be used to develop useful applications to improve power plant operations.

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Released: 2-Jul-2020 10:55 AM EDT
Designing Better Holograms
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Researchers demonstrated novel ways to design and build materials for controlling light. The new materials have two layers of metasurfaces, overcoming the limits on conventional single-layer materials. The novel two-layer design enables a new level of control over light properties and more functionality for devices that use these materials.

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Released: 2-Jul-2020 10:30 AM EDT
Stabilizing Water Loss in Synthetic Trees
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Scientists are developing “synthetic trees” that work like their natural counterparts to serve in specific applications. In an important step, scientists fabricated synthetic leaves using nanoporous disks that control moisture at the scale of molecules to mimic natural transpiration. The disks use a novel, layered design topped with silicon pores to trap water vapor.

Newswise: Being Exceptional in Higher Dimensions
Released: 2-Jul-2020 10:25 AM EDT
Being Exceptional in Higher Dimensions
Department of Energy, Office of Science

By connecting electromagnetic waves and magnetism to create a system made of magnon polaritons, scientists demonstrated the existence of an “exceptional surface” for the first time. Exceptional surfaces were originally a purely mathematical concept, but recent research shows they have potential physical, real-world applications.

Newswise: The Medical Minute: How to help teen drivers stay safe
Released: 1-Jul-2020 4:40 PM EDT
The Medical Minute: How to help teen drivers stay safe
Penn State Health

A driver’s license presents exciting new freedoms for teenagers and a whole new level of worry for their parents. Fortunately, there are steps that adults can take to keep their teen drivers as safe as possible.

Released: 1-Jul-2020 4:30 PM EDT
National Survey on COVID-19 Pandemic Shows Significant Mental Health Impact
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

The findings of a nationwide survey assessing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the emotional wellbeing of U.S. adults show 90 percent of survey respondents reported experiencing emotional distress related to the pandemic.

Newswise: High-throughput X-ray diffraction instrument comes to Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source
Released: 1-Jul-2020 3:45 PM EDT
High-throughput X-ray diffraction instrument comes to Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source
Argonne National Laboratory

A collaboration between Argonne and several universities has led to the creation of a new high-throughput X-ray diffraction instrument that will enable materials research and clear the way for improvements in advance of the APS Upgrade.

Newswise: Can community-based interventions help to close the epilepsy treatment gap?
Released: 1-Jul-2020 2:55 PM EDT
Can community-based interventions help to close the epilepsy treatment gap?
International League Against Epilepsy

More than 50 million people have epilepsy; about 80% live in lower- or middle-income countries, where diagnosis and treatment can be difficult or impossible. The percentage of people with epilepsy that is not receiving treatment is known as the treatment gap; in some countries, this gap exceeds 90%.

Released: 1-Jul-2020 2:40 PM EDT
Surveys Reveal Significant Shifts in Consumer Behavior During Pandemic
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly altered how people shop, how much they buy, the trips they take outside their homes, and the number of tele-activities — like work, medicine, and education — that have become commonplace. These changes were rapid and have tremendously impacted the economy, supply chains, and the environment. Two sets of surveys were conducted by researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in an effort to quantify and understand these unprecedented shifts — and evaluate the likelihood they may last after the pandemic has ended.

Newswise: Career Fast Track: Preparing Graduates for the Job Next Door
Released: 1-Jul-2020 1:55 PM EDT
Career Fast Track: Preparing Graduates for the Job Next Door
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

By working with local industries, CSU campuses are ensuring their graduates are ready to enter careers and drive innovation in these regional sectors.

Newswise: Saturday Morning Physics goes virtual
Released: 1-Jul-2020 1:35 PM EDT
Saturday Morning Physics goes virtual
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

Fermilab's popular outreach program for high school students, started in 1980, takes full advantage of modern technology to reach a broader audience. Recordings now are available online.

Newswise: Nation’s Ophthalmologists Issue New Advice This July 4th
Released: 1-Jul-2020 12:55 PM EDT
Nation’s Ophthalmologists Issue New Advice This July 4th
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

The American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Ophthalmic Trauma are concerned that trips to the hospital for fireworks-related injuries will mirror this spike in fireworks sales.

Released: 1-Jul-2020 11:45 AM EDT
How to Celebrate the Fourth of July During the Pandemic
Rush University Medical Center

While parks and friends’ backyards will be open to celebrate July 4, it’s still important to interact safely with others amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Even though more places are reopening in Chicago and around the state, there still is a risk of infection with the COVID-19 virus when outside your home.

Released: 1-Jul-2020 11:10 AM EDT
Little Rock Congregations Study shows more clergy are concerned about race relations
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Research from the Little Rock Congregations Study at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock shows that religious leaders in Little Rock are growing more concerned with the issue of race relations.

Newswise: Suspended studies and virtual lab meetings: How the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting epilepsy researchers
Released: 1-Jul-2020 10:10 AM EDT
Suspended studies and virtual lab meetings: How the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting epilepsy researchers
International League Against Epilepsy

How was epilepsy research forced to morph during the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic? Researchers from 11 countries shared their experiences and thoughts on the future of laboratory research, clinical trials, and in-person conferences.

Newswise: ISU Police hope to lead by example in community policing efforts
Released: 1-Jul-2020 9:45 AM EDT
ISU Police hope to lead by example in community policing efforts
Iowa State University

The Iowa State University Police Department wants to serve as an example for other law enforcement agencies to see how acknowledging and working to change problems within the profession can turn into positive change in their communities. The department’s Engagement and Inclusion Officer Team is being recognized for its work in this area.

Newswise: Expert in Early Phase Therapeutics Joins NYU Langone Health as Associate Director for Clinical Research at Perlmutter Cancer Center
Released: 1-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Expert in Early Phase Therapeutics Joins NYU Langone Health as Associate Director for Clinical Research at Perlmutter Cancer Center
NYU Langone Health

Janice M. Mehnert, MD, a nationally recognized expert in early phase therapeutics and the treatment of skin malignancies, has been appointed associate director for clinical research at NYU Langone Health’s Perlmutter Cancer Center. She assumes her post July 1, 2020.

Newswise: The fossil detective
Released: 1-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
The fossil detective
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Uncovering what drives the evolution of new animals is key for understanding the history of life on Earth. Geologist James Lamsdell is embarking on this exploration as a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s CAREER award.

Newswise: New Tech Lets Marine Scientists Track Real-Time Health of Coral Reefs Around the World
Released: 30-Jun-2020 4:55 PM EDT
New Tech Lets Marine Scientists Track Real-Time Health of Coral Reefs Around the World
Wildlife Conservation Society

MERMAID, an open-source tech platform for marine scientists, is for the first time launching an interactive map that provides an insider’s view of the ecosystem data collected from coral reefs by field scientists around the world.

Newswise: Argonne to advance energy security and safety with funds from U.S.-Israel Energy Center
Released: 30-Jun-2020 3:40 PM EDT
Argonne to advance energy security and safety with funds from U.S.-Israel Energy Center
Argonne National Laboratory

Researchers at Argonne will share advances in offshore drilling safety and technology in the Eastern Mediterranean with a new five-year grant from the U.S.-Israel Energy Center.

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Released: 30-Jun-2020 1:20 PM EDT
Cover your nose—Why proper mask wear and adjustment for breathing comfort is important amid COVID-19
LifeBridge Health

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, you’ve probably noticed countless people in public spaces wearing face coverings in a way that leaves their noses uncovered.

Released: 30-Jun-2020 12:25 PM EDT
Saint Louis University and Access Academies Partner to Propel At-Risk Youth to Academic, Career Success
Saint Louis University

Access Academies, a leading local nonprofit that propels at-risk students from middle school to college and career success, and Saint Louis University will join forces in an innovative partnership aimed at expanding educational opportunities for hundreds of students across St. Louis.

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Released: 30-Jun-2020 10:40 AM EDT
What to Wear to Protect Your Skin From the Sun
American Academy of Dermatology

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S., and nearly 20 Americans die from melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, every day. As more Americans prepare to head outdoors for the 4th of July holiday, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology have an important reminder: dress to protect yourself from the sun. In addition to seeking shade and applying sunscreen, wearing protective clothing goes a long way in protecting you from the sun’s harmful UV rays, which can increase your risk of skin cancer. However, not all clothing is created equal when it comes to sun protection, say dermatologists. Some garments provide better UV protection than others.

Released: 30-Jun-2020 10:30 AM EDT
Using your phone’s microphone to track possible COVID-19 exposure
Ohio State University

Signals sent and received from cell phone microphones and speakers could help warn people when they have been near someone who has contracted COVID-19, researchers say. In a new paper, researchers described a system that would generate random, anonymous IDs for each phone, automatically send ultrasonic signals between microphones and speakers of phones within a certain radius, and use the information exchanged through this acoustic channel for contact tracing.

Released: 30-Jun-2020 9:40 AM EDT
Study Suggests Less Costly Approach to Pandemic Economic Stimulus
Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School researcher Vadim Elenev, who worked with colleagues from the Wharton School of Business and Columbia Business School, describes a research model that would have achieved results similar to those of the U.S. economic stimulus, but at a lower cost.

Released: 30-Jun-2020 8:05 AM EDT
MIPT geneticist Pavel Volchkov shares his thoughts on using genetic mechanisms to oppose diseases, and talks about his vision of science communication
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT)

Progress can be safely considered synonymous with science. We have seen a tangible improvement over the last hundred years. But who are the people behind such a mysterious sphere as science? What is its future focus? And why are academic partnerships so important now? Explains MIPT geneticist Pavel Volchkov

Released: 30-Jun-2020 8:05 AM EDT
What Parents Should Know about Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

MIS-C stands for multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children. Formerly called pediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome, or PIMS, it describes a new health condition seen in children who have been infected with novel coronavirus, recovered from it and later have an immune response that results in symptoms of significant levels of inflammation in organ systems. MIS-C is similar in some ways to other inflammatory conditions like Kawasaki disease and toxic shock syndrome. Children who have MIS-C generally did not have obvious symptoms when they were infected with novel coronavirus, like cough, and generally were healthy prior to developing MIS-C.

Newswise: ACSM/Anthem American Fitness Index to Reveal 2020’s Fittest City
Released: 30-Jun-2020 8:00 AM EDT
ACSM/Anthem American Fitness Index to Reveal 2020’s Fittest City
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

For more than a decade, the American Fitness Index has recognized the critical role all three play in a city’s overall health and fitness. ACSM and the Anthem Foundation will release the 2020 Fitness Index rankings at 7 a.m. EDT on July 14, 2020.

Released: 29-Jun-2020 7:05 PM EDT
CSU Faculty Continue to Enhance Virtual Instruction
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

​​​On May 12, 2020, California State University Chancellor Timothy P. White shared information that would shape higher education across the state: To safeguard the health and safety of the CSU's 482,000 students, 53,000 employees and countless visitors, the great majority of instruction would be delivered virtually for the fall 2020 term. In preparation for vibrant virtual fall learning, faculty across the CSU's 23 campuses are engaging in a variety of professional development programs to strengthen their online instruction skills and build a community of fellow faculty learners.

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Released: 29-Jun-2020 4:35 PM EDT
TransPerfect Says School-Corporate Partnerships Just as Beneficial For Employees as Students During CFES Webinar
CFES Brilliant Pathways

The positive impact of school-corporate partnerships on the college and career success of young people is immeasurable. Just as significant is the impact on the corporate culture of businesses like TransPerfect, according to the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business.

Released: 29-Jun-2020 4:25 PM EDT
S&T and NSA Test Automated Security Vetting for Mobile Apps
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

Under a joint pilot program, DHS S&T and NIAP within the National Security Agency (NSA) cybersecurity mission have demonstrated that the process can be automated.

Released: 29-Jun-2020 12:25 PM EDT
Expert: Now is the time to talk about race in the workplace
University at Buffalo

“One of the beautiful things about a lot of the reforms that we’re seeing is that people inside corporations and institutions are making demands or recommendations for change," Taylor says.

Newswise: Wearable Health
Released: 29-Jun-2020 11:55 AM EDT
Wearable Health
Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology

There is more than cool looks about hip clothing for top performance: Thanks to a variety of smart technologies, high-tech clothing today is capable of analyzing body functions or actively optimizing the microclimate. The basis of these novel textiles are “smart” fibers and biocompatible composites that also contribute to innovations in biomedical research such as sensors, drug delivery systems or tissue engineering.

Newswise: Social Distancing and Dying Alone
Released: 29-Jun-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Social Distancing and Dying Alone
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to drastic changes in how hospitals provide end-of-life care to patients and their families. With strict no-visiting limitations in place in an effort to stem contagion, patients have been dying alone.

Released: 29-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Researchers use machine learning to build COVID-19 predictions
Binghamton University, State University of New York

Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York are using machine learning to track the coronavirus and predict where it might surge next.

Newswise: Intense Light Pulses Bounce on a Crystalline Bed without Rumpling the Atomic Blanket
Released: 29-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Intense Light Pulses Bounce on a Crystalline Bed without Rumpling the Atomic Blanket
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Scientists developed a new technique that uses intense X-ray pulses to measure how atoms move in a sheet of material one molecule thick. Scientists showed that movement of the atoms in a tungsten-selenium “blanket” layer caused the layer to stretch but not wrinkle. The research can help produce materials with new optical and electronic properties.

Released: 29-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Supporting LGBTQ+ youth who are Black, Indigenous and people of color
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Youth who are Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) that also identify as LGBTQ+ representation of sexual orientations and gender identities experience higher rates of social discrimination and isolation, including bullying, family rejection and a lack of social support. Here are ways that family and friends can support them.

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Released: 29-Jun-2020 8:05 AM EDT
What Is Kawasaki Disease?
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Kawasaki disease, sometimes called Kawasaki syndrome, is a serious inflammation of the blood vessels which affects young children, often under 5 years of age. Marked by fever, swelling and other symptoms, it can lead to coronary artery aneurysms in approximately 25% of cases if untreated.

Newswise: “For My Lung Health” Campaign Promotes Lung Health Education in Underserved Black and Latino Communities
Released: 29-Jun-2020 8:00 AM EDT
“For My Lung Health” Campaign Promotes Lung Health Education in Underserved Black and Latino Communities
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

This month the American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) launched For My Lung Health, a patient-education website and media campaign. Using public service announcements and an education-based website, For My Lung Health focuses on empowering people from underserved communities who live with chronic lung disease.

Newswise: NUS research team develops portable COVID-19 diagnostic system for rapid on-site testing
Released: 29-Jun-2020 6:05 AM EDT
NUS research team develops portable COVID-19 diagnostic system for rapid on-site testing
National University of Singapore

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore has developed a portable COVID-19 micro-PCR diagnostic system, Epidax, that enables accurate on-site screening to be completed in about one hour.

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Released: 26-Jun-2020 2:50 PM EDT
Top Summer Safety Tips for Children
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Children's Hospital Los Angeles offers summer safety tips for children and families so they can enjoy summer activities in a safe and healthy manner

Released: 26-Jun-2020 1:55 PM EDT
American Airlines Boosts Travelers’ Peace of Mind with VUMC Expertise
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Taking new actions that focus on the well-being and safety of customers and team members, American Airlines today announced that it has created a new Travel Health Advisory Panel that includes Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) infectious disease experts to advise on health and cleaning matters as travelers return over the summer.

Released: 26-Jun-2020 1:00 PM EDT
Combining HPV vaccination with screening to prevent cervical cancer
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

While the latest findings on long-term efficacy of the HPV vaccine are cause for celebration, vaccinations should be coupled with preventive screening to better protect women from cervical cancer, two University of Michigan experts argue in an invited commentary in The Lancet’s EClinicalMedicine journal.

Newswise: MyWorld set to make South West a digital media leader on global stage
Released: 26-Jun-2020 7:45 AM EDT
MyWorld set to make South West a digital media leader on global stage
University of Bristol

The South West is on track to become an international trailblazer in screen-based media thanks to £46 million funding, which will launch a creative media powerhouse called MyWorld and supercharge economic growth, generating more than 700 jobs.

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Released: 25-Jun-2020 9:05 PM EDT
URI engineering professor helping ALS patients use their brains to communicate
University of Rhode Island

Doug Sawyer was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, 11 years ago.

Newswise: Improving Lung Capacity Pre- and Post-COVID-19
Released: 25-Jun-2020 7:35 PM EDT
Improving Lung Capacity Pre- and Post-COVID-19
Cedars-Sinai

For many patients admitted to the hospital with COVID-19, surviving the virus is only half of the battle. Once deemed virus-free and ready to be sent home, the often-long road to recovery – including rebuilding lung capacity and overall respiratory health – begins. Two Cedars-Sinai respiratory therapists explain what roadblocks these hospital-admitted patients face when it comes to lung health and offer tips for non-patients looking to improve their overall respiratory health.

Newswise: FAU Poll Finds Climate Change Still is Important Topic
for Floridians in Era of Coronavirus
Released: 25-Jun-2020 7:00 PM EDT
FAU Poll Finds Climate Change Still is Important Topic for Floridians in Era of Coronavirus
Florida Atlantic University

The third Florida Climate Resilience Survey by FAU's Center for Environmental Studies and the Business and Economics Polling Initiative quarterly statewide survey shows that 89 percent of respondents believe climate change is happening, up from 86 percent in January and 88 percent in October 2019.


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