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1-Jun-2020 4:55 PM EDT
Rutgers Experts Discuss What a “Good Death” Means During Pandemic
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers experts discuss death dying and end-of-life care during the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Newswise: Are natural toxins in fish harmful?
Released: 2-Jun-2020 7:05 AM EDT
Are natural toxins in fish harmful?
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Researchers investigate ‘PCB-like’ chemicals made by Mother Nature

Released: 2-Jun-2020 7:00 AM EDT
Exercise Maintains Blood Vessel Health in Men after Sugary Beverage Consumption
American Physiological Society (APS)

A new study finds that regular exercise can offset the blood vessel impairment that occurs after drinking sugary soft drinks. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology.

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Released: 2-Jun-2020 6:05 AM EDT
How the coronavirus could be prevented from invading a host cell
University of California, Riverside

How might the novel coronavirus be prevented from entering a host cell in an effort to thwart infection? A team of biomedical scientists has made a discovery that points to a solution.

Released: 2-Jun-2020 6:05 AM EDT
RIT scientists develop method to help epidemiologists map spread of COVID-19
Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester Institute of Technology scientists have developed a method they believe will help epidemiologists more efficiently predict the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Released: 2-Jun-2020 6:00 AM EDT
UM School of Medicine’s Institute of Human Virology Awarded Grants to Strengthen COVID-19 Response in Sub-Saharan Africa
University of Maryland Medical Center

The Center for International Health, Education and Biosecurity (Ciheb) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Institute of Human Virology was awarded $4 million from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to support coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) response activities in Botswana, Nigeria, Malawi, and Mozambique.

Newswise: Pre-COVID-19 poll of older adults hints at potential impact of pandemic on their eating habits
29-May-2020 10:45 AM EDT
Pre-COVID-19 poll of older adults hints at potential impact of pandemic on their eating habits
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Most people in their 50s and older were capable home cooks just before COVID-19 struck America, but only 5% had ordered groceries online, according to a new national poll. The cooking skills that enabled half of older adults to eat dinner at home six or seven days a week may have served them well during the height of the pandemic, the poll suggests. However, they may need added support for grocery shopping as the pandemic continues and older adults seek to avoid COVID-19.

Newswise: Creating a Hospital Culture that Supports Evidence-Based Practice
28-May-2020 3:00 PM EDT
Creating a Hospital Culture that Supports Evidence-Based Practice
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

A multifaceted initiative at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego aligned organizational culture and infrastructure into an integrated system to support evidence-based nursing practice, providing a repeatable road map for other institutions aiming to develop practices and documents based on the best evidence to support patient outcomes.

Released: 2-Jun-2020 5:50 AM EDT
Impact of children's loneliness today could manifest in depression for years to come
University of Bath

Children and adolescents are likely to experience high rates of depression and anxiety long after current lockdown and social isolation ends and clinical services need to be prepared for a future spike in demand, according to the authors of a new rapid review into the long-term mental health effects of lockdown.

Released: 2-Jun-2020 5:40 AM EDT
Mental health of young physicians in China during COVID-19 outbreak
JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

Anxiety, depression, mood and fear of workplace violence were assessed in a group of young physicians in China before and during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Newswise: Cheryl Anderson Named Founding Dean of School of Public Health at UC San Diego
Released: 2-Jun-2020 5:35 AM EDT
Cheryl Anderson Named Founding Dean of School of Public Health at UC San Diego
University of California San Diego

Dr. Cheryl Anderson, professor and interim chair of the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health in the School of Medicine at the University of California San Diego, has been named founding dean of The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science. The school was established at UC San Diego in 2019 with a $25 million lead gift from the Dr. Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Family Foundation with an emphasis on research and education designed to prevent disease, prolong life and promote health through organized community efforts.

Newswise: ISPOR Short Course Program Now Offered Virtually
Released: 2-Jun-2020 5:05 AM EDT
ISPOR Short Course Program Now Offered Virtually
ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) announced that its HEOR Short Course Program is now being offered virtually with 9 upcoming short courses in June and July.

26-May-2020 1:40 PM EDT
Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Older Adults at Higher Risk for Substance Use
New York University

Middle-aged and older adults who identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual have higher rates of using certain substances in the past year than those who identify as heterosexual, according to a new study led by researchers at NYU Grossman School of Medicine and the Center for Drug Use and HIV/HCV Research (CDUHR) at NYU School of Global Public Health.

Released: 1-Jun-2020 7:35 PM EDT
Glaucoma Research Foundation Earns Highest Rating from Charity Navigator for Fourth Consecutive Year
Glaucoma Research Foundation

The 4-star rating is Charity Navigator's highest possible rating and indicates that Glaucoma Research Foundation adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way.

Newswise: Argonne’s new menu of data storage software helps scientists realize findings earlier
Released: 1-Jun-2020 7:25 PM EDT
Argonne’s new menu of data storage software helps scientists realize findings earlier
Argonne National Laboratory

A research team, led by Argonne, is developing a new data navigation system called Mochi that will provide scientists with a menu of data services they can rapidly combine and customize to suit the particular needs of a specific science domain.

Released: 1-Jun-2020 7:20 PM EDT
New test method can offer safer dosages of hydroxychloroquine
Uppsala University

Researchers at Uppsala University and Uppsala University Hospital have developed a new method to measure levels of the medication hydroxychloroquine in patients with the rheumatic disease systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).

Newswise: Evidence supports physical distancing, masks, and eye protection to help prevent COVID-19
1-Jun-2020 1:30 PM EDT
Evidence supports physical distancing, masks, and eye protection to help prevent COVID-19
McMaster University

he systematic review was conducted by a large, international collaborative of researchers, front-line and specialist clinicians, epidemiologists, patients, public health and health policy experts of published and unpublished literature in any language.

Newswise: New Biosensor Visualizes Stress in Living Plant Cells in Real Time
Released: 1-Jun-2020 6:05 PM EDT
New Biosensor Visualizes Stress in Living Plant Cells in Real Time
University of California San Diego

Plant biologists have developed a nanosensor that monitors mechanisms related to stress and drought. The new biosensor allows researchers to analyze changes in real time involving specific kinases, which are known to be activated in response to drought conditions.

Newswise: Trump escalates war with Twitter
Released: 1-Jun-2020 6:05 PM EDT
Trump escalates war with Twitter
Arizona State University (ASU)

President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at limiting the broad legal protections enjoyed by social media companies after Twitter flagged his posts as being incendiary and misleading. Experts weigh in on whether social media platforms should be responsible for fact-checking.

Newswise: Does Estrogen Influence Alcohol Use Disorder?
Released: 1-Jun-2020 6:05 PM EDT
Does Estrogen Influence Alcohol Use Disorder?
University of Illinois at Chicago

Researchers show that high estrogen levels may make alcohol more rewarding to female mice and reducing the number of estrogen receptors led to decreased drinking behavior, but only in female mice.

Newswise: 60 Years of Educational Excellence: Filled with Pride
Released: 1-Jun-2020 5:55 PM EDT
60 Years of Educational Excellence: Filled with Pride
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

As the most diverse university in the United States, the CSU is deeply committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all students, faculty and staff. Our focus on diversity and inclusion is a year-round effort, but each June we join the LGBTQIA members of our community in observance of Pride Month, a time to acknowledge the ongoing ​struggle for equality and celebrate the triumphs won.

Newswise: The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Condemns Racism, Racial Inequities in Health Care
Released: 1-Jun-2020 5:05 PM EDT
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Condemns Racism, Racial Inequities in Health Care
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons shares a message condemning racism, racial inequities in health care

Newswise: Researchers Map SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Cells of Nasal Cavity, Bronchia, Lungs
Released: 1-Jun-2020 4:55 PM EDT
Researchers Map SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Cells of Nasal Cavity, Bronchia, Lungs
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

UNC-Chapel Hill researchers show how SARS-CoV-2 infects the nasal cavity to a great degree, and progressively less so lower down the respiratory tract, suggesting the virus tends to become firmly established first in the nasal cavity, but can be aspirated into the lungs to cause serious disease.

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Released: 1-Jun-2020 4:25 PM EDT
Climate change an imminent threat to glass sponge reefs
University of British Columbia

Warming ocean temperatures and acidification drastically reduce the skeletal strength and filter-feeding capacity of glass sponges, according to new UBC research.

Newswise: $1M Gift Speeds COVID-19 Testing and Tracking at UC San Diego
Released: 1-Jun-2020 4:15 PM EDT
$1M Gift Speeds COVID-19 Testing and Tracking at UC San Diego
University of California San Diego

A $1M gift from the John and Mary Tu Foundation is accelerating the efforts of UC San Diego translational research virologist Davey Smith to increase the number of people tested for COVID-19, as well as develop new ways to track and treat the virus. Smith and his team are studying how the disease spreads to better inform contact tracing, as well as leading clinical trials to test new drugs for treatment of COVID-19.

Released: 1-Jun-2020 4:05 PM EDT
ATS Responds to the Death of George Floyd and Subsequent Events
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Today, the American Thoracic Society issued the following statement regarding the death of George Floyd: The recent tragic death of Mr. George Floyd in Minneapolis and subsequent protests throughout the United States and in cities around the world call on us to again examine the role of the American Thoracic Society. As an international professional organization whose members are on the front lines of providing care to all citizens, our members are now experiencing first-hand some of the effects of these events.

Newswise: Researchers Identify a Moving Target in Small Cell Lung Tumors
Released: 1-Jun-2020 4:05 PM EDT
Researchers Identify a Moving Target in Small Cell Lung Tumors
Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah

About 15 percent of lung cancers are classified as small cell lung cancer. Recent studies have indicated that four major subtypes of small cell lung cancer exist, yet approaches to tailor treatment of these subtypes have not yet become standard of care. Today in the journal Cancer Cell, scientists outline new findings about the origins of these lung cancer subtypes, paving the way for a new foundation to study this disease.

Newswise: Campus gardens growing to help out during pandemic
Released: 1-Jun-2020 3:45 PM EDT
Campus gardens growing to help out during pandemic
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Because the campus is closed, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has turned its garden plots -- normally rented out to students, faculty and staff -- into a resource for fresh produce for the university food pantry during the coronavirus pandemic.

Newswise: In A COVID-19 World Lies Another Threat to the Health of Our Children
Released: 1-Jun-2020 3:35 PM EDT
In A COVID-19 World Lies Another Threat to the Health of Our Children
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical school and healthcare industry leaders warn that a drastic decline in pediatric vaccinations in the United States, poses a great risk of serious illnesses in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic

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Released: 1-Jun-2020 3:35 PM EDT
Employers could face legal action over COVID-19 exposure, expert warns
University of Stirling

Employers across the UK could face legal action from employees who return to work and contract the COVID-19 virus, a leading health and safety expert has warned.

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Released: 1-Jun-2020 3:20 PM EDT
The world on their backs: Loggerhead sea turtles host diverse community of miniature organisms
Florida State University

There is a world of life on the backs of loggerhead sea turtles, and it’s more abundant and diverse than scientists knew. An international team led by Florida State University researchers found that more than double the number of organisms than previously observed live on the shells of these oceanic reptiles, raising important questions about loggerhead sea turtle ecology and conservation.

Released: 1-Jun-2020 3:20 PM EDT
Rebuilding New Jersey after COVID-19: Advancing a Healthy, Resilient, Sustainable and Fair Garden State
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The New Jersey Climate Change Resource Center (CCRC), New Jersey Climate Change Alliance, and Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University-New Brunswick will co-host Rebuilding New Jersey after COVID-19: Advancing a Healthy, Resilient, Sustainable and Fair Garden State to discuss opportunities for restarting New Jersey’s economy, post COVID-19, in ways that intersect health equity and social well-being with addressing climate change, building inclusive and vibrant communities, and expanding opportunities for civic engagement

Newswise: Living Walls: University Researchers Develop Green Tech for Treating Wastewater from Microbreweries
Released: 1-Jun-2020 2:50 PM EDT
Living Walls: University Researchers Develop Green Tech for Treating Wastewater from Microbreweries
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) and Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) researchers received a patent for green wall technology that will provide craft breweries cost-effective and sustainable options for wastewater treatment. The team found a way to make the common Pothos and recycled glass an environmental solution to support the growing microbrewery trend in the region.

Released: 1-Jun-2020 2:50 PM EDT
COVID-19 could be a seasonal illness with higher risk in winter
University of Sydney

New Australian research has found a link between COVID-19 and lower humidity

Newswise: San Antonio Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Linda T. Farr Becomes 2020-2021 President of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Released: 1-Jun-2020 2:30 PM EDT
San Antonio Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Linda T. Farr Becomes 2020-2021 President of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Registered dietitian nutritionist Linda T. Farr began her one-year term on June 1 as the 2020-2021 President of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals.

Released: 1-Jun-2020 2:15 PM EDT
Global glacier melt raises sea levels and depletes once-reliable water source
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., June 1, 2020 – The melting of glaciers and ice caps in places as diverse as the Himalayas and Andes mountain ranges, the Svalbard island group and the Canadian Arctic Archipelago has the dual effect of raising global sea levels and depleting freshwater resources that serve millions of people around the world.

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Released: 1-Jun-2020 2:00 PM EDT
UPMC Designs Playbook for Return of Youth, High School and Collegiate Team Sports
Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

A multidisciplinary team of clinicians and researchers led by UPMC Sports Medicine has developed guidelines to assist coaches, athletic trainers and organizers creating a safe environment for youth athletes, fans and staff as they consider a return to play.

Released: 1-Jun-2020 1:55 PM EDT
Can Firms Be Trusted After Easing of Collusion Rules During Pandemic?
Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Professor and Vice Dean for Faculty and Research Valerie Suslow, joined by research colleague Margaret Levenstein of the University of Michigan, examines the impact of relaxed regulations against corporate collusion during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Released: 1-Jun-2020 1:40 PM EDT
Study finds gender differences in active learning classrooms
Cornell University

Men participated more in an active learning course in science, technology, engineering and math, while women reported lower perceptions of their scientific abilities, were more aware of gender identity and more likely to feel judged based on gender, a new Cornell-led study has found.

Newswise: Peering into Functioning Batteries with Sooyeon Hwang
Released: 1-Jun-2020 1:35 PM EDT
Peering into Functioning Batteries with Sooyeon Hwang
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Using electron microscopes, Hwang—a materials scientist at Brookhaven Lab's Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN)—characterizes the structure and chemistry of operating battery electrode materials.

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Released: 1-Jun-2020 1:35 PM EDT
Governor Pataki Shares Vision With Students For Overcoming COVID-19 Crisis, Tough Job Market
CFES Brilliant Pathways

Few people have the experience of leading a country out of a crisis as significant as the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. George Pataki, who was the governor of New York on September 11, is one of them. He shared his vision for how America can recover from the pandemic during a May 29 CFES Brilliant Pathways webinar

Released: 1-Jun-2020 1:35 PM EDT
Monitoring Environmental Exposures in Dogs Could be Early Warning System for Human Health
North Carolina State University

Man’s best friend may also be man’s best bet for figuring out how environmental chemicals could impact our health.

Released: 1-Jun-2020 1:30 PM EDT
NYU Langone Among First to Enroll Patients In Clinical Trial for COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody Treatment
NYU Langone Health

The first patients were treated as part of a clinical trial testing whether an antibody therapy can safely reduce COVID-19 disease severity. The experimental treatment consists of identical copies of an antibody, a blood protein related to those that occur naturally as part of the human immune system, researchers say.

Released: 1-Jun-2020 1:05 PM EDT
COVID-19 session to kick off ENDO Online 2020
Endocrine Society

ENDO Online 2020—the Endocrine Society’s largest-ever meeting—will open with a panel discussion exploring the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the endocrinology field.

1-Jun-2020 10:25 AM EDT
Exercise Levels Can Help Doctors Predict Risk of Heart Disease and Death Among Older Adults
Mount Sinai Health System

Asking elderly patients how much they exercise can help predict their risk of heart disease and death, Mount Sinai and collaborative researchers say.


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