Newswise — Reporters are invited to join a live Q&A discussion of exciting research announcements at the forefront of the life sciences during a virtual press conference for the Experimental Biology (EB) 2021 meeting. The press conference will be held online from 1–1:45 p.m. EDT on Monday, April 26, 2021 (RSVP by Friday, April 23).

The virtual Experimental Biology (EB) 2021 meeting, to be held April 27–30, is the annual meeting of five scientific societies bringing together thousands of scientists and 25 guest societies in one interdisciplinary community.

The press conference will feature presentations and a moderated Q&A with authors of five new studies:


Taking Vitamin D Could Lower Heart Disease Risk for People with Dark Skin

Racial disparities in heart disease may be linked to vitamin D deficiency


Could Heart Medications Increase COVID-19 Risk?

Mouse study takes tissue-specific look at how blood pressure medications affect SARS-CoV-2 receptors


How Did Dinosaurs Deliver Bone-Crushing Bites? By Keeping a Stiff Lower Jaw.

New research addresses longstanding mystery on the anatomy of the Tyrannosaurus rex jaw


Cell Study Suggests Pesticide Exposure May Increase COVID-19 Susceptibility

Inflammation-induced mechanism might be linked with higher infection risk for veterans and people with metabolic disorders


Researchers Work to Increase Number of Transplantable Livers

New findings lay groundwork for turning previously unusable donor livers into transplantable organs


How to attend the EB 2021 virtual press conference

Please RSVP by Friday, April 23, to attend the virtual press conference. Approved registrants will be sent a link via email with instructions for joining the press conference.


How to apply for a press pass for EB 2021

Please complete a Press Registration Form to apply for a complementary press pass to attend the full virtual EB 2021 meeting. Additional press materials are available at our Virtual Newsroom.


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EB host societies are the American Association for Anatomy, American Physiological Society, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, American Society for Investigative Pathology and American Society for Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics.


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