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Newswise: Experts available to comment on racial and social inequality in COVID-19 health care
Released: 26-May-2020 12:55 PM EDT
Experts available to comment on racial and social inequality in COVID-19 health care
Indiana University

As all 50 U.S. states ease economic restrictions implemented in response to the coronavirus, health and policy experts are braced for a potential second wave of COVID-19. Based on the first phase of the crisis, the hardest-hit populations are anticipated among communities of color, which have been disproportionally affected. According to a recent report from American Public Media Research Lab, African Americans are more than twice as likely to die from COVID-19 as Latino or Asian Americans, and nearly 2 1/2 times as likely as whites. Indiana University experts on racial inequality, social inequality in health care and demographics data are available to comment on these topics.

Newswise: Urge to merge: Understanding how cells fuse
Released: 26-May-2020 12:40 PM EDT
Urge to merge: Understanding how cells fuse
UT Southwestern Medical Center

New research from UT Southwestern may help those with rare muscle diseases

Released: 26-May-2020 12:30 PM EDT
Troublemaking ‘lesion’ singled out in UV-caused skin cancer
University of Washington School of Medicine

Upon exposure to human skin, ultraviolet light from the sun almost instantly generates two types of "lesions" that damage DNA. Scientists at UW Medicine in Seattle determined which of these lesions is responsible for activating a process that may increase cancerous mutations in cells.

Released: 26-May-2020 12:15 PM EDT
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Supports Introduction of Medical Nutrition Therapy Legislation in Congress
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics supports U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel (N.Y.) and Rep. Pete King’s (N.Y.) commitment to America’s health by introducing the Medical Nutrition Therapy Act of 2020. The bill would provide coverage for Medicare beneficiaries to obtain treatment from registered dietitian nutritionists and other qualified nutrition experts for many common and costly chronic diseases.

Released: 26-May-2020 12:15 PM EDT
Sandia to receive Fujitsu green processor
Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia anticipates being one of the first DOE labs to receive the newest A64FX Fujitsu processor, a Japanese Arm-based processor optimized for high-performance computing.Arm-based processors are used widely in small electronic devices like cell phones.

26-May-2020 12:15 PM EDT
UCLA receives $1 million for COVID-19 Rapid Response Initiative
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

A $1 million gift from the Shurl and Kay Curci Foundation will support the UCLA COVID-19 Rapid Response Initiative, a partnership of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

Newswise: Mobile Life Support Delivered to Area Hospitals During COVID-19 Pandemic
Released: 26-May-2020 12:10 PM EDT
Mobile Life Support Delivered to Area Hospitals During COVID-19 Pandemic
University of California San Diego Health

UC San Diego Health has deployed a mobile ECMO life support system to help sustain critically-ill patients during the pandemic.

Released: 26-May-2020 12:05 PM EDT
NSF-funded antimicrobial technology targets COVID-19
Cornell University

The commercialization of a Cornell-created antimicrobial coating technology that keeps surfaces clean by extending the life of chlorine-based disinfectants – by days and even weeks – is being fast-tracked to determine how well it can combat COVID-19.

Released: 26-May-2020 11:50 AM EDT
Hackensack Meridian Health Administers Treatment to 1,000th Patient in COVID-19 Clinical Trials
Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Health researchers have treated 1,000 patients as part of 10 clinical trials in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Released: 26-May-2020 11:45 AM EDT
Health System in Pandemic Epicenter Identifies Outcomes and New Risk Factors of Patients Hospitalized with COVID-19
NYU Langone Health

A team of investigators at NYU Langone Health determined that just over half of 5,279 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 were hospitalized -- and nearly a quarter of those hospitalized died or were discharged to hospice, including 60 percent who required ventilators.


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