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Released: 4-Jun-2020 8:05 AM EDT
The Academy for Eating Disorders Applauds Kentucky's New Eating Disorder Council
Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)

AED commends the Kentucky Senate and House and Governor Andy Beshear for passing a Bill that established the Kentucky Eating Disorders Council with the goal of raising awareness, providing education, and improving access to care for all Kentuckians with eating disorders.

Released: 4-Jun-2020 8:05 AM EDT
Working from Home During the Coronavirus Pandemic
USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

Working from home during the pandemic became an unexpected reality for millions of Americans, and while many want their careers permanently based where they live, hurdles to that goal remain, reports the first comprehensive study of the social and cultural impact of the coronavirus conducted by the USC Center for the Digital Future and the Interactive Advertising Bureau.

Newswise: Alien frog invasion wreaks havoc on natural habitat
Released: 4-Jun-2020 6:05 AM EDT
Alien frog invasion wreaks havoc on natural habitat
University of South Australia

Indiscriminate feeding by an alien population of the carnivorous spotted-thighed frog – could severely affect the native biodiversity of southern Australia according to a new study by the University of South Australia.

Newswise: Scientists Aim Gene-Targeting Breakthrough Against COVID-19
Released: 4-Jun-2020 5:55 AM EDT
Scientists Aim Gene-Targeting Breakthrough Against COVID-19
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Scientists at Berkeley Lab and Stanford have joined forces to aim a gene-targeting, antiviral agent called PAC-MAN against COVID-19.

Newswise: New Visa Restrictions will Make the U.S. Economic Downturn Worse
Released: 4-Jun-2020 5:50 AM EDT
New Visa Restrictions will Make the U.S. Economic Downturn Worse
University of California San Diego

The Trump administration is expected to set limits on a popular program that allows international students to work in the U.S. after graduation while remaining on their student visas. The restrictions are designed to help American graduates seeking jobs; however, the move is likely to further hurt the economy, according to new University of California San Diego research on immigrant rights.

Released: 4-Jun-2020 5:45 AM EDT
COVID-19 Clinical Research Study Underway at Atlantic Health System, Including Immune Response Study
Atlantic Health System

The COVID Research Program is rapidly enrolling patients from New Jersey, which has one of the world’s highest concentrations of COVID-19 patients. Atlantic Health System offers a study sponsored by TScan Therapeutics, Inc., a leading T cell therapeutics company in Waltham, Massachusetts, focused on identifying the precise way the human immune system recognizes and responds to infections like COVID-19 or other diseases, like cancers. TScan has developed a novel technology that enables them to identify the natural targets of T cells.

Released: 4-Jun-2020 5:35 AM EDT
Declaring Racism a Public Health Crisis
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Statement from University Hospitals in Cleveland supporting Cleveland City Council resolution declaring racism a public health crisis.

Released: 4-Jun-2020 5:35 AM EDT
Nation’s Ophthalmologists Condemn Use of Tear Gas and Rubber Bullets
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

This week, tear gas and rubber bullets blinded at least two Americans and caused serious eye injuries in many others. Life-altering eye injuries are a common result of urban warfare and rioting, worldwide. The American Academy of Ophthalmology condemns this growing problem.

Newswise: Rigs to Reefs
Released: 4-Jun-2020 5:30 AM EDT
Rigs to Reefs
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Oil platforms along the coast of California are being taken offline. Research conducted by CSU faculty and students brings to light the value of these artificial reefs.

Newswise: Study Shows Vision and Balance Issues are Common in Elementary School-age Children with a Concussion
2-Jun-2020 12:15 PM EDT
Study Shows Vision and Balance Issues are Common in Elementary School-age Children with a Concussion
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

In a new study, researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have performed the most comprehensive characterization of elementary school-age concussions to date, revealing an opportunity to improve outcomes for this age group through more consistent visio-vestibular assessments at the initial health care visit.

Newswise: App Determines COVID-19 Disease Severity Using Artificial Intelligence, Biomarkers
3-Jun-2020 4:10 AM EDT
App Determines COVID-19 Disease Severity Using Artificial Intelligence, Biomarkers
New York University

A new mobile app can help clinicians determine which patients with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) are likely to have severe cases. Created by researchers at NYU College of Dentistry, the app uses artificial intelligence (AI) to assess risk factors and key biomarkers from blood tests, producing a COVID-19 “severity score.”

Newswise: VENUS construction on track for ORNL’s newest neutron imaging instrument
Released: 3-Jun-2020 5:05 PM EDT
VENUS construction on track for ORNL’s newest neutron imaging instrument
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Researchers and engineers at the Spallation Neutron Source are making progress on the construction of VENUS, the facility’s newest neutron scattering instrument for studying materials in exciting new ways that are currently not possible for open research programs in the US.

Newswise: IUPUI, Grand Park release results of study on return to youth sports amid COVID-19 pandemic
Released: 3-Jun-2020 4:55 PM EDT
IUPUI, Grand Park release results of study on return to youth sports amid COVID-19 pandemic
Indiana University

The results of a new scientific survey of more than 10,000 people across 45 states provides insight into Americans' perceptions and expectations around a return to youth sports amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Released: 3-Jun-2020 4:50 PM EDT
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Are the Threads that Strengthen the Fabric of the Medical Library Association
Medical Library Association

The Medical Library Association (MLA) reaffirms its commitment to social justice and to working to end racial inequity and systemic racism.

Released: 3-Jun-2020 4:45 PM EDT
UCI to host historic virtual graduation ceremonies on June 13
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., June 3, 2020 – More than 7,400 students and their families will participate in the University of California, Irvine’s first remote commencement ceremonies on Saturday, June 13. UCI will grant degrees to 9,907 undergraduates this academic year. And in a testament to the school’s dedication to access and affordability, 47 percent of those bachelor’s degrees will go to first-generation college students.

Newswise:Video Embedded robots-armed-with-uv-light-fight-grape-mildew
Released: 3-Jun-2020 4:40 PM EDT
Robots armed with UV light fight grape mildew
Cornell University

Robots fitted with ultraviolet light lamps that roam vineyards at night are proving effective at killing powdery mildew, a devastating pathogen for many crops, including grapes.

Released: 3-Jun-2020 4:30 PM EDT
Study: COVID-19 lockdowns worsen childhood obesity
University at Buffalo

Lockdowns implemented across the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic have negatively impacted diet, sleep and physical activity among children with obesity, according to University at Buffalo research.

Released: 3-Jun-2020 4:05 PM EDT
Scanning the Brain to Predict Behavior, a Daunting ‘Task’ for MRI
Association for Psychological Science

To study the brain “in action,” researchers use a specialized form of brain imaging known as task-based functional MRI (task-fMRI), which shows how the brain responds to stimuli. While this technique can reveal much about the general workings of the average human brain, new research indicates that task-fMRI lacks the reliability to predict individual behavior or how a person might respond to mental-health therapies.

3-Jun-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Does Using Marijuana Affect a Person’s Risk of Stroke?
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

The jury’s still out on whether the use of marijuana may increase the risk of stroke. While several larger studies have found an increased risk, other studies have found no such increased risk. Adding to the debate is a new study that looked at recent marijuana use and risk of ischemic stroke published in the June 3, 2020, online issue of Neurology® Clinical Practice.

Released: 3-Jun-2020 3:30 PM EDT
Significant carbon dioxide could be released by shifting continental plate in Eastern Africa
University of Alberta

Shifting continental plates in Eastern Africa has the potential to release significant amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, according to new research by an international team of scientists including the University of Alberta’s Claire Currie, a professor in the Department of Physics.

Newswise: JCESR lays foundation for safer, longer-lasting batteries
Released: 3-Jun-2020 3:10 PM EDT
JCESR lays foundation for safer, longer-lasting batteries
Argonne National Laboratory

Researchers sped-up the motion of lithium ions in solid-state batteries using the paddlewheel effect.

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Released: 3-Jun-2020 3:05 PM EDT
Western Canadian scientists discover what an armoured dinosaur ate for its last meal
University of Saskatchewan

More than 110 million years ago, a lumbering 1,300-kilogram, armour-plated dinosaur ate its last meal, died, and was washed out to sea in what is now northern Alberta. This ancient beast then sank onto its thorny back, churning up mud in the seabed that entombed it--until its fossilized body was discovered in a mine near Fort McMurray in 2011.

Newswise: Developing field device to detect PFAS contamination
Released: 3-Jun-2020 2:50 PM EDT
Developing field device to detect PFAS contamination
South Dakota State University

Detecting the presence of harmful manmade chemicals known PFAS in water and samples may soon be possible using a portable field device.

Released: 3-Jun-2020 2:30 PM EDT
In anti-piracy work, blocking websites more effective when multiple sites are targeted
Carnegie Mellon University

An important challenge facing media industries today is whether and how copyright policy should be adapted to the realities of the digital age. The invention and subsequent adoption of filesharing technologies has eroded the strength of copyright law across many countries, and research has shown that digital piracy reduces sales of music and motion picture content.

Released: 3-Jun-2020 2:20 PM EDT
PhRMA Foundation Announces 2020 Value Assessment Research Award Recipients
PhRMA Foundation

The PhRMA Foundation announced recipients of its 2020 Value Assessment Research Awards. $300,000 was awarded to three teams whose proposals put forward new, innovative strategies for assessing the value of medicines and health care services.

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Released: 3-Jun-2020 2:15 PM EDT
Climate change could dramatically reduce future US snowstorms
Northern Illinois University

A new study led by Northern Illinois University scientists suggests American winters late this century could experience significant decreases in the frequency, intensity and size of snowstorms.

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28-May-2020 1:25 PM EDT
Pinpointing the history of Jerusalem’s Temple Mount through radiocarbon dating and microarchaeology

Integrating radiocarbon dating and microarchaeology techniques has enabled more precise dating of the ancient Wilson’s Arch monument at Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, according to a study published June 3, 2020 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Johanna Regev from the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, and colleagues.

Released: 3-Jun-2020 1:50 PM EDT
Impact of COVID-19 infection in blood cancer patients
Queen Mary University of London

One of the first studies to investigate the outcome of COVID-19 infection in patients with blood cancer has been conducted by clinical researchers from Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust.

Released: 3-Jun-2020 1:45 PM EDT
Study: Reflecting sunlight to cool the planet will cause other global changes
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

How can the world combat the continued rise in global temperatures? How about shading the Earth from a portion of the sun's heat by injecting the stratosphere with reflective aerosols? After all, volcanoes do essentially the same thing, albeit in short, dramatic bursts: When a Vesuvius erupts, it blasts fine ash into the atmosphere, where the particles can linger as a kind of cloud cover, reflecting solar radiation back into space and temporarily cooling the planet.

Released: 3-Jun-2020 1:15 PM EDT
COVID-19 patients who undergo surgery are at increased risk of postoperative death
Massachusetts General Hospital

Patients undergoing surgery after contracting coronavirus are at greatly increased risk of postoperative death, a new global study published in The Lancet reveals. Researchers found that amongst SARS-CoV-2 infected patients who underwent surgery, mortality rates approach those of the sickest patients admitted to intensive care after contracting the virus in the community.

Newswise: Vision screening device improves detection of “lazy eye”
Released: 3-Jun-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Vision screening device improves detection of “lazy eye”
NIH, National Eye Institute (NEI)

The National Eye Institute (NEI) has funded development of a handheld pediatric vision scanner that easily and accurately screens for amblyopia, or “lazy eye.” The device could facilitate earlier identification of children who need vision-saving treatment when therapy is likely to be more effective. It also could reduce unnecessary referrals to ophthalmologists.

Released: 3-Jun-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Racism: Further Considerations from Psychological Science
Association for Psychological Science

Commentary by Ludmila Nunes, PhD, of the Association for Psychological Science on existing body of knowledge on racism from the perspective of psychological science.

Newswise: Food science professor’s ‘instant ice cream’ gains patent
Released: 3-Jun-2020 12:55 PM EDT
Food science professor’s ‘instant ice cream’ gains patent
Cornell University

One moment, you have a bowl of creamy chocolate liquid. Then, in an instant, it’s ice cream. Forget hocus-pocus: This is physics, engineering and a new Cornell University patent.

Released: 3-Jun-2020 12:45 PM EDT
Negative emotions cause stronger appetite responses in emotional eaters

Turning to a tub of ice cream after a break-up may be a cliché, but there's some truth to eating in response to negative emotions. Eating serves many functions - survival, pleasure, comfort, as well as a response to stress.

Released: 3-Jun-2020 12:30 PM EDT
Rivers help lock carbon from fires into oceans for thousands of years
University of East Anglia

The extent to which rivers transport burned carbon to oceans - where it can be stored for tens of millennia - is revealed in new research led by the University of East Anglia (UEA).

Released: 3-Jun-2020 12:10 PM EDT
Ending coronavirus lockdowns quickly can be more costly than relaxing them gradually
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., June 3, 2020 — “We’re all in this together” is a commonly heard phrase during this global pandemic, as much of the world practices social distancing. And now researchers at the University of California, Irvine and other institutions have shown that there is some scientific validity to this assertion. In a study published today in Nature Human Behaviour, Chinese, European, American and British researchers demonstrate that the number of countries implementing COVID-19 lockdown measures – and the duration of those efforts – have a greater influence on the gross domestic products of nations than the severity of the restrictions.

Released: 3-Jun-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Survey Finds Large Increase in Psychological Distress Reported Among U.S. Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

A new survey conducted during the pandemic by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University found a more-than-threefold increase in the percentage of U.S. adults who reported symptoms of psychological distress—from 3.9 percent in 2018 to 13.6 percent in April 2020.

Newswise: Hydrogeologist a collaborator on research, published in a special-edition journal, addressing need for conservation of springs in drying climate
Released: 3-Jun-2020 11:55 AM EDT
Hydrogeologist a collaborator on research, published in a special-edition journal, addressing need for conservation of springs in drying climate
Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University professor Abe Springer, whose research focuses on springs and aquifers and their effects on surrounding ecosystems, contributed results and implications on springs as refugia from his research group’s springs ecohydrology research and helped develop a geomorphological-based classification system for springs ecosystems.

Released: 3-Jun-2020 11:50 AM EDT
Break Out of Your Social Circle to Combat Impostor Syndrome, UNLV Study Finds
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

You’ve probably felt it before. As a new hiree. In a challenging class. Or while making small talk with really, really smart people. Many can relate to impostor syndrome — a psychological phenomenon in which a person feels that they are a fraud in a network of successful individuals, despite being well-experienced and qualified in the field.

Released: 3-Jun-2020 11:45 AM EDT
SENSEI gets quiet
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

A good dark matter detector has a lot in common with a good teleconference setup: You need a sensitive microphone and a quiet room. The SENSEI experiment has demonstrated world-leading sensitivity and the low background needed for an effective search for low-mass dark matter.

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