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Released: 8-Apr-2020 6:05 PM EDT
HARC Research Analyzes Effects of COVID-19 and Stay-at-Home Orders
Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC)

HARC (Houston Advanced Research Center) announces a research analysis to study effects of COVID-19 and associated stay-at-home through data sets assessing mobility, air quality, and energy usage.

Newswise: SDSC’s Comet Supercomputer, TSCC Available for COVID-19 Research
Released: 8-Apr-2020 5:35 PM EDT
SDSC’s Comet Supercomputer, TSCC Available for COVID-19 Research
University of California San Diego

The San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California San Diego is providing priority access to its high-performance computer systems and other resources to researchers advancing our understanding of the virus and efforts to develop an effective vaccine in as short a time as possible.

Newswise: Wallflowers Could Lead to New Drugs
Released: 8-Apr-2020 4:55 PM EDT
Wallflowers Could Lead to New Drugs
Boyce Thompson Institute

Plant-derived chemicals called cardenolides – like digitoxin – have long been used to treat heart disease, and have shown potential as cancer therapies. But the compounds are very toxic, making it difficult for doctors to prescribe a dose that works without harming the patient. Researchers now show that the wormseed wallflower could be used as a model species to elucidate how plants biosynthesize cardenolides, knowledge that could aid the discovery and development of safer drugs.

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Released: 8-Apr-2020 3:55 PM EDT
Doubts about basic assumption for the universe
University of Bonn

No matter where we look, the same rules apply everywhere in space: countless calculations of astrophysics are based on this basic principle. A recent study by the Universities of Bonn and Harvard, however, has thrown this principle into question.

Newswise: UC San Diego to Advance Stem Cell Therapies in New Space Station Lab
Released: 8-Apr-2020 3:45 PM EDT
UC San Diego to Advance Stem Cell Therapies in New Space Station Lab
University of California San Diego Health

UC San Diego and Space Tango received a NASA award to develop the first dedicated stem cell research laboratory within the International Space Station.

Newswise: Amanda Early, Fermilab education program leader, selected STEP UP ambassador
Released: 8-Apr-2020 1:55 PM EDT
Amanda Early, Fermilab education program leader, selected STEP UP ambassador
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

Amanda Early is one of 79 physics educators selected to be a STEP UP Program ambassador. STEP UP ambassadors are high school physics teachers that train others on how to effectively reduce barriers for women in physics. The program mobilizes thousands of teachers to help engage young women in physics and inspire them to pursue physics in college.

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Released: 8-Apr-2020 1:50 PM EDT
FSU researcher available to comment on unintended environmental impacts of COVID-19
Florida State University

By: Anna Prentiss | Published: April 8, 2020 | 12:44 pm | SHARE: As people around the world isolate in their homes to prevent the spread of COVID-19, research indicates there may be some positive environmental outcomes.Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor Jeff Chanton from the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science (EOAS) said data show significant decreases in air pollution since January 2020.

Newswise: UIC leads largest nationwide effort to protect the monarch butterfly
Released: 8-Apr-2020 1:25 PM EDT
UIC leads largest nationwide effort to protect the monarch butterfly
University of Illinois at Chicago

The agreement may benefit up to 26 million acres of land managed by energy companies and departments of transportation across the United States

Newswise: $1.2M grant to study evolution of Central American lizards
Released: 8-Apr-2020 1:20 PM EDT
$1.2M grant to study evolution of Central American lizards
Washington University in St. Louis

A research team led by a Washington University in St. Louis biologist was awarded $1.2 million for a CRISPR-based gene editing study of Anolis lizards.Jonathan Losos, the William H. Danforth Distinguished Professor and professor of biology in Arts & Sciences, was awarded the three-year grant from the Human Frontier Science Program Organization, based in Strasbourg, France.

Released: 8-Apr-2020 12:15 PM EDT
Live public street cams are tracking social distancing
University of Michigan

With advanced computer vision models and live public street cam video, a University of Michigan startup is tracking social distancing behaviors in real time at some of the most visited places in the world.


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