American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Meeting Preview: Hot Topics at NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE

Get the latest on COVID-19, precision nutrition and more with a complimentary press pass

Newswise — Reporters and bloggers are invited to join top nutrition researchers and practitioners for a dynamic virtual program at NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE. The flagship meeting of the American Society for Nutrition runs June 7–10, 2021 and features research announcements, expert discussions and more.

Explore the meeting program and register for a press pass to attend. Hundreds of live and recorded sessions will be available on demand for you to enjoy from the comfort of home.

Highlights from NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE include:

COVID-19, Diet and the Immune System – COVID-19 has remarkably different effects from person to person. In this session, leading researchers take a deep dive into the possible interactions between nutrition, the immune system and the SARS-CoV-2 virus. (Immunocompetence, Nutrition & COVID-19, 2-3:30 p.m., Monday, June 7; more information)

The Field of Precision Nutrition: Hope or Hype? – Could your optimal diet depend on individual factors like your genes, health history and the makeup of your microbiome? This session will explore the promise of precision nutrition, separate the hope from the hype, and propose a path forward for this exciting area of nutrition science. (The Field of Precision Nutrition: Hope or Hype? 2-3:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 8; more information)

Food Security in a Global Pandemic – Many people faced malnutrition and food security challenges before COVID-19. How did the global pandemic and associated economic disruptions affect food access in these vulnerable communities? This symposium examines lessons learned about food systems and resilience around the world. (Malnutrition and Food Security in the Context of COVID-19, 10-11:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 8; more information)

Your Diet, Your Microbes – The microbes that live in our guts are known to have a major influence on our health. But how might we influence our gut microbes? In this symposium, researchers will discuss the latest science on how our diets shape the microbial communities we depend on. (Role of Habitual Diet in Shaping the Human Gut Microbiome, 10-11:30 a.m., Thursday, June 10; more information)

Babies, Parents and Food – What we eat in our first months of life can affect brain development, the likelihood of developing allergies and much more. Join us for a discussion of the latest findings on early life nutrition. (Early Life Nutrition – From Research to Practice, 2-3:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 8; more information) Plus, in a separate session, researchers consider how nutrition influences what parents pass to their children through the placenta and through the generations. (Maternal and Paternal Nutrition – From Research to Practice, 10-11:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 8; more information)


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About the American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

ASN is the preeminent professional organization for nutrition research scientists and clinicians around the world. Founded in 1928, the society brings together the top nutrition researchers, medical practitioners, policy makers and industry leaders to advance our knowledge and application of nutrition. ASN publishes four peer-reviewed journals and provides education and professional development opportunities to advance nutrition research, practice and education.


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Released: 23-Jun-2021 3:55 PM EDT
Cooperative Extension grant aims to vaccinate NYS’ vulnerable
Cornell University

A two-year, $200,000 grant from the USDA and the Extension Foundation to Cornell University researchers aims to help promote vaccine confidence and uptake in vulnerable communities in eight New York counties, both upstate and downstate.

Released: 23-Jun-2021 12:10 PM EDT
Phone swabs can accurately detect COVID-19
University College London

An accurate, non-invasive, and low-cost method of testing for COVID-19 using samples taken from the screens of mobile phones has been developed by a team led by UCL researchers at Diagnosis Biotech.

Newswise: NIH study suggests COVID-19 prevalence far exceeded early pandemic cases
Released: 23-Jun-2021 11:35 AM EDT
NIH study suggests COVID-19 prevalence far exceeded early pandemic cases
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

In a new study, NIH researchers report that the prevalence of COVID-19 in the United States during spring and summer of 2020 far exceeded the known number of cases and that infection affected the country unevenly.

Released: 23-Jun-2021 11:25 AM EDT
Half of young adults with covid-19 have persistent symptoms 6 months after
University of Bergen

A paper published in the prestigious journal Nature Medicine on long-COVID, describes persistent symptoms six months after acute COVID-19, even in young home isolated people.

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Released: 23-Jun-2021 9:40 AM EDT
COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy: Dr. Vin Gupta Narrates New American Thoracic Society Video
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

The American Thoracic Society rolls out a new video to address vaccine hesitancy and answer common questions amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

18-Jun-2021 11:00 AM EDT
Had COVID-19? One Vaccine Dose Enough; Boosters For All, Study Says
American Chemical Society (ACS)

A new study in ACS Nano supports increasing evidence that people who had COVID-19 need only one vaccine dose, and that boosters could be necessary for everyone in the future.

Released: 22-Jun-2021 5:10 PM EDT
Tecnología de inteligencia artificial y ECG puede rápidamente descartar infección por COVID-19
Mayo Clinic

La inteligencia artificial puede ofrecer un manera de determinar con exactitud que una persona no está infectada con la COVID-19. Un estudio internacional y retrospectivo descubrió que la infección por SARS-CoV-2, el virus que causa la COVID-19, provoca sutiles cambios eléctricos en el corazón. Un electrocardiograma (ECG) mediado por inteligencia artificial detecta estos cambios y puede servir como una prueba rápida y confiable para descartar la infección por COVID-19.

Released: 22-Jun-2021 4:45 PM EDT
Penn Medicine to Use $1M from City of Philadelphia for Additional Community Vaccination Clinics
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Penn Medicine will continue its collaboration with the West and Southwest Philadelphia communities to operate a series of COVID-19 vaccine clinics in partnership with community organizations, faith-based institutions, restaurants, barbershops, and even professional sports teams thanks to $1 million in funding from the City of Philadelphia, in partnership with PMHCC.

Released: 22-Jun-2021 12:30 PM EDT
Political Variables Carried More Weight Than Healthcare in Government Response to COVID-19
Binghamton University, State University of New York

Political institutions such as the timing of elections and presidentialism had a larger influence on COVID-19 strategies than the institutions organizing national healthcare, according to a research team led by a professor at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

22-Jun-2021 12:00 PM EDT
Study Testing How Well COVID-19 Vaccine Prevents Infection and Spread of SARS-CoV-2 Among University Students Now Expands to Include Young Adults Beyond the University Setting
Covid-19 Prevention Network (CoVPN)

The Prevent COVID U study, which launched in late March 2021 to evaluate SARS-CoV-2 infection and transmission among university students vaccinated with the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, has expanded beyond the university setting to enroll young adults ages 18 through 29 years and will now also include people in this age group who choose not to receive a vaccine.

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