Updated : Apr 08, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Expert Q&A: Cancer, COVID-19 and Mental Health

LOS ANGELES (April 8, 2020) -- Cancer patients and survivors had a lot to deal with before the COVID-19 pandemic began. Now, the stress of…

Updated : Apr 08, 2020 in Research Articles

Repurposing Existing Drugs Could Offer Faster Path to COVID-19 Treatment

As hospitals around the world become increasingly overwhelmed by severe cases of COVID-19, researchers are hunting for existing drugs that could quickly be repurposed to…

Updated : Apr 08, 2020 in Announcement

New Grant Programs from PhRMA Foundation Offer Substantial Funding for Research Projects in Drug Discovery and Drug Delivery

The PhRMA Foundation has announced two new grant-funding opportunities that will provide substantial support for young researchers with innovative projects in Drug Discovery and Drug…

Updated : Apr 08, 2020 in Research Articles

Professor Johnston Publishes ‘Walking School Bus’ Research

SPOKANE, Wash. — Joe Johnston, Gonzaga University assistant professor of sociology and criminology, recently published a research study about a program in multiple Spokane elementary…

Updated : Apr 08, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Domestic violence victims at risk as Japan announces state of emergency

CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE April 7, 2020 Domestic violence victims at risk as Japan announces state of emergency Earlier this week, Japanese Prime Minister…

Updated : Apr 08, 2020 in Feature

Celebrate Autism Awareness Month with Exercise Tips from the American College of Sports Medicine

Approximately 1% of the world's population lives with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), including one in 54 children in the U.S., according to the Centers for…

Updated : Apr 07, 2020 in Research Articles

Hangover drug shows wider benefits in USC research

A well-known hangover drug not only helps soothe pounding headaches but also triggers profound changes that protect the liver, USC scientists report in new findings…

Updated : Apr 07, 2020 in Feature

UAB among first in the U.S. to offer clinical trial for the treatment of patients with severe COVID-19 using nitric oxide

BIRMINGHAM, Ala — The University of Alabama at Birmingham has been selected to begin enrolling patients in an international study assessing the use of inhaled nitric oxide (iNO)…

Updated : Apr 07, 2020 in Announcement

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to Hold COVID-19 Expert Media Briefing

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is launching the first in a series of press briefings at 2:30–3 p.m. EDT on Thursday, April…

Updated : Apr 07, 2020 in Research Articles

Novel Research in AACC’s Clinical Chemistry Journal Shows That Vitamin D Supplements Do Not Prevent Osteoporotic Fractures

WASHINGTON – A first-of-its-kind study published in AACC’s Clinical Chemistry journal has found that low vitamin D levels alone do not cause osteoporotic fractures. This…

Updated : Apr 07, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Disaster, epidemic researcher on what prisons and jails should consider during the COVID-19 pandemic

With the COVID-19 pandemic reaching prison and jail inmates and staff — the first inmate in the state of Washington tested positive for coronavirus on…

Updated : Apr 07, 2020 in Feature

Cornell Law School offers legal services for New Yorkers during pandemic

ITHACA, N.Y. – From dining room tables and childhood bedrooms, Cornell University Law School faculty, students and staff are responding to the coronavirus pandemic by offering legal services to…

Updated : Apr 07, 2020 in Feature

Cornell Tech domestic tech abuse clinic goes virtual

ITHACA, N.Y. – Survivors of intimate partner violence during the COVID-19 crisis are depending more than ever on technology to keep them safe from harm…

Updated : Apr 07, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Disaster, recovery researcher on the safest way for kids to interact during pandemic and school closures

With kids out of school and daycare across America, many for the rest of the school year, parents are wondering what’s safe for their children…

Updated : Apr 07, 2020 in Feature

A unique heat storage technology gathers steam

Many processes that generate electricity also produce heat, a potent energy resource that often goes untapped everywhere from factories to vehicles to power plants. An…

Updated : Apr 07, 2020 in Feature

COVID-19’s Impacts on the Human-Dog Relationship

The nature of the human-dog relationship has changed in recent weeks due to COVID-19 and all the restrictions placed on human movement. Most dogs in…

Updated : Apr 07, 2020 in Research Articles

Engineered virus might be able to block coronavirus infections, mouse study shows

Washington, DC - April 7, 2020 - No vaccines exist that protect people against infections by coronaviruses, including SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, or the ones…

Updated : Apr 07, 2020 in Expert Pitch

COVID-19 disparities reflect persistent race and class segregation

Preliminary data in Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, New York and North Carolina suggests there are large racial disparities in COVID-19 infections and deaths.  Neil Lewis, Jr.…

Updated : Apr 07, 2020 in Research Articles

Six Self-Care Strategies to Combat Clinician Burnout

Staffing and equipment shortages and other issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic add to the long-standing challenges to reduce burnout among nurses, physicians and other…

Updated : Apr 07, 2020 in Research Articles

Seeking COVID cures: Scientists find promising first step in antiviral treatment

ITHACA, N.Y. – Researchers from Cornell University have identified a possible target for antiviral treatment for COVID-19.  The researchers initially set out to analyze the…

Updated : Apr 07, 2020 in Announcement

Newswise Live Expert Panel for April 9, 2020: COVID-19 Updates, Emergency Preparedness, Healthcare Workers, Economic Actions by U.S. Government

Media are invited to ask questions and participate. Media Register here   COVID-19 Update: Newswise Live Expert Panel As the COVID crisis continues to test…

Updated : Apr 07, 2020 in Research Articles

Artificial Intelligence Enables Rapid COVID-19 Lung Imaging Analysis at UC San Diego Health

For most patients who have died of COVID-19, the pandemic disease caused by a novel coronavirus, the ultimate cause of death was pneumonia, a condition…

Updated : Apr 07, 2020 in Feature

Loyola Medicine Pediatrician Offers Advice on Protecting and Caring for Children During COVID-19

MAYWOOD, IL – The COVID-19 pandemic is creating unprecedented challenges for children and parents. However, Bridget Boyd, MD, a Loyola Medicine pediatrician, says there are ways that parents…

Updated : Apr 07, 2020 in Announcement

Frank Hill Retires from the NSO

One of the National Science Foundation’s National Solar Observatory’s longest serving scientists, Frank Hill, retired March 30, 2020, capping more than 35-years of tenure. He…

Updated : Apr 07, 2020 in Research Articles

Common Protein in Skin Can ‘Turn On’ Allergic Itch

A commonly expressed protein in skin – periostin – can directly activate itch-associated neurons in the skin, according to new research from North Carolina State…

Updated : Apr 07, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Epidemiology expert: Strive for diversity in COVID-19 vaccine/drug clinical trials

As clinical trials on potential vaccines and treatment drugs for the COVID-19 disease caused by the novel coronavirus get underway, researchers should strive for diversity…

Updated : Apr 07, 2020 in Feature

Telehealth Services Rapidly Expand at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Amid COVID-19 Response

As the COVID-19 global pandemic continues, it is imperative community networks, including health care systems, modify how they provide services. Nationwide Children’s Hospital has quickly…

Updated : Apr 07, 2020 in Feature Expert

Sanitizing N95 Masks with Alternatives Like UV Light; UNH Expert Offers Comment

DURHAM, N.H.—As the coronavirus spreads so does the threat to medical personnel on the front lines of care. With the number of cases expected to…

Updated : Apr 07, 2020 in Research Articles

Too Much Haste Leads to Little Speed

LA JOLLA, CA—Researchers at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) have written a new first draft chapter in the book of immunology. They have…

Updated : Apr 07, 2020 in Feature

Dana-Farber scientists bring experience from SARS and MERS outbreaks to aid COVID-19 research

As scientists race to develop and test new treatments for COVID-19, Dana-Farber’s Wayne Marasco, MD, PhD, and his lab team are bringing one of the…

Updated : Apr 07, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Tips for managing asthma during the coronavirus pandemic

With the added coronavirus risk forpeople with asthma, Binghamton University Assistant Professor of Nursing Judith Quaranta has tips to mitigate that risk and cope with the extra…

Updated : Apr 07, 2020 in Policy

Alleviating Confusion around Pain Management Recommendations

PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA [April 7, 2020] — An article published today offers new clarity around the use of prescription opioids in pain management for people…

Updated : Apr 07, 2020 in Research Articles

Study reveals patterns behind big ideas

ITHACA, N.Y. – The road from mammary glands to military gear was long and winding. When scientists studying milk production faced technical obstacles, they began…

Updated : Apr 07, 2020 in Feature

Cell-free biotech could drive COVID-19 therapeutics

ITHACA, N.Y. – A biomanufacturing company spun out of Cornell research is seeking to rapidly translate an antibody therapy against COVID-19 by using cell-free biotechnology based on…

Updated : Apr 07, 2020 in Research Articles

Coping strategies linked to mental health risks during girls’ puberty

ITHACA, N.Y. – Puberty presents girls with a host of physical and emotional challenges. Why do some girls navigate the transition with resilience and enthusiasm, while…

Updated : Apr 07, 2020 in Announcement

Tufts University offers tools, guidance to encourage universities to help relieve strain on nation’s healthcare system

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (April 6, 2020)—In its continuing efforts to encourage colleges and universities across the country to share resources and facilities with local hospitals and…

Updated : Apr 07, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Media Invited to Attend and Ask Questions at Next COVID-19 Expert Panel on April 9, 2PM ET. Nurses and Healthcare Professional Challenges, Economic Impact, Emergency Preparedness

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Updated : Apr 07, 2020 in Feature

A New Coronavirus Vaccine Designed to Meet a Global Demand

PHILADELPHIA - Any new coronavirus vaccine that works well and is safe will still have the daunting challenge of needing to be produced to scale…

Updated : Apr 07, 2020 in Expert Pitch

University of Kentucky Expert, Economist Michael Clark Weighs in on Impact of COVID-19

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 7, 2020) — As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread across the U.S., the government is responding in unprecedented ways. Measures to protect…

Updated : Apr 07, 2020 in Announcement

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Makes $500,000 Donation to Support COVID-19 Related Activities by American Thoracic Society

New York, NY – April 07, 2020 – Today, the American Thoracic Society announced that Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., donated $500,000 to support the ATS…

Updated : Apr 07, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Complexity scientists available to discuss implications of COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is an example of complexity in action. From transmission networks to robustness to market collapse, scientists who study complex systems are hard…

Updated : Apr 07, 2020 in Feature

Quarantined in tiny hotel rooms? Welcome to our world, say submarine workers

Right now, thousands of returned travellers are being quarantined in hotel rooms across Australia and the world, in some conditions a Sydney doctor has described…

Updated : Apr 07, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Coronavirus, Tax Relief, and Recovery Rebates: What You Need to Know

Like Christmas, St. Patrick’s Day, and the Fourth of July, Tax Day in America is associated with the same calendar date each year. But as…

Updated : Apr 07, 2020 in Feature Expert

How to Help Loved Ones with Dementia Cope During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting social isolation present unique challenges for more than five million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Monica Townsend,…

Updated : Apr 07, 2020 in Feature

How are coastal farmers responding to salty soils?

April 7, 2020 – The agriculture landscape along the Eastern Shore of Maryland is changing. What was once land filled with fields of corn is…

Updated : Apr 07, 2020 in Feature Experts Tip Sheet

Story Tips From Johns Hopkins Experts on COVID-19

The following are various story ideas regarding the COVID-19 illness. To interview experts in these tips or others at Johns Hopkins, contact [email protected]   ­­­­­JOHNS…

Updated : Apr 06, 2020 in Expert Pitch

PM Johnson’s hospitalization triggers concern of succession

On Monday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved into an intensive care unit after his coronavirus symptoms worsened. Johnson, who secured his premiership last…

Updated : Apr 06, 2020 in Feature

McKelvey Engineering staff creating face shields for health care workers

To help meet the increasing need for personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, staff at…

Updated : Apr 06, 2020 in Research Articles

Researchers Identify Potential Early Biomarker to Track Development of Dangerous Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

BOSTON – (April 6, 2020) – Fatty liver disease not associated with alcohol consumption, which is called Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease or NAFLD, affects more…

Updated : Apr 06, 2020 in Expert Pitch

How COVID-19 affects the readiness of our military at home, overseas

Michael Wallace, an expert and program director for emergency and security studies in Tulane University’s School of Professional Advancement, is a retired Navy intelligence officer…