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BIDMC physician-scientists spearhead effort to address nationwide COVID-19 testing swab shortage

Boston, Mass. – As the numbers of patients with confirmed and suspected COVID-19 in the United States continue to rise exponentially, physician-researchers at Beth Israel…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Feature Expert

“Phase 4” coronavirus relief package is necessary and must address three points, expert says

On March 27, President Donald Trump signed into law a $2 trillion coronavirus bailout package known as Phase Three, but House Democrats are already working…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Research Articles

Studies use SIRD model to forecast COVID-19 spread; examine patient CT scans to correlate clinical features with mortality

Studies use SIRD model to forecast COVID-19 spread; examine patient CT scans to correlate clinical features with mortality   Two studies of the coronavirus COVID-19…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Research Articles

For grounded forecast of volcanic unrest, spy from above

ITHACA, NY – To better predict explosive, fiery volcanic activity, Cornell geologists have proposed a new classification system to discern the stages of a volcano’s unrest…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Research Articles

Infants Introduced Early to Solid Foods Show Gut Bacteria Changes that May Portend Future Health Risks

Infants who were started on solid foods at or before three months of age showed changes in the levels of gut bacteria and bacterial byproducts,…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Research Tip Sheet

Increasing Muscle Size and Strength, Exergames and Older Adults and Treadmills and Cancer Care from Medicine & Science in Sports & Science

Increasing Muscle Size and Strength: Back to the Basics While a simple resistance training plan may increase muscle size and strength, a periodized approach is…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Feature

‘Drinking Spirits to Lift Spirits’ May Hold Appeal Amid COVID-19 Stress, but Don’t Overdo, Cautions Baylor University Expert on Substance Abuse

Drinking alcoholic beverages may be more appealing amid unease about the coronavirus, as people deal with shelter-at-home orders, fears about the economy and boredom, says…

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Media Invited to Ask Questions – COVID-19 Testing, Drug Discovery, Infectiousness, and more: Press Conference April 2, 2020

Media: Please register here to join and ask questions   What:  Media are invited to attend and ask questions at this Virtual Press Conference with…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Expert Pitch

How To Use Light To Reduce Depression and Anxiety — and Sleep Better — During This Pandemic

Mariana Figueiro, a professor and the director at the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, is among the world’s leading experts in the…

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ASSESSING FORESTS FROM AFAR

While using large swaths of coarse satellite data can be an effective tool for evaluating forests on a national scale, the resolution of that data…

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Leading Game Designer Lists Top Ten Board Game Suggestions While Stuck at Home

Maurice Suckling is more qualified than just about anyone to recommend the best board games for families, couples, and others stuck at home during the COVID-19…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Policy

CMS Suspends Supervision Requirements for CRNAs

Park Ridge, Ill. (AANA)—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has temporarily suspended physician supervision requirements for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs)—an action that…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Research Articles

Targeting a transporter to treat SHH medulloblastoma

Investigators at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have found that the ABCC4 transporter is critical to the SHH signaling pathway in the brain tumor medulloblastoma. This work provides a…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Announcement

Roswell Park’s Dr. Pawel Kalinski to Lead $14.5M NCI-Funded Immunotherapy Effort

Prestigious grant will fund 5 clinical trials in patients with 3 cancer types Focus is targeting chemokine system to make ‘cold’ tumors ‘hot’ Strategy to…

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Fake Russian Twitter accounts politicized discourse about vaccines

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Activity from phony Twitter accounts established by the Russian Internet Research Agency (IRA) between 2015 and 2017 may have contributed to politicizing…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Feature

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Creates Custom COVID-19 Online Course

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) has created an eLearning course that specifically addresses the most serious reported symptoms from COVID-19. “COVID-19 Pulmonary, ARDS,…

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tellic gives scientists free access to AI tool that accelerates COVID-19 research

NEW YORK, March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- tellic graph.C19 visualizes 12 million connections between COVID-19 and related genes, drugs, phenotypes and variants Scientists at Empire…

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AI as mediator: ‘Smart’ replies help humans communicate during pandemic

ITHACA, N.Y. – Daily life during a pandemic means social distancing and finding new ways to remotely connect with friends, family and co-workers. And as…

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Experts: Social distancing means work teams go virtual — 5 keys to success

BUFFALO, N.Y. — As more states mandate that nonessential employees stay home to slow the spread of COVID-19, many leaders and teams are navigating the…

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Government faces hard task of scaling small business relief

Government faces hard task of scaling small business relief The government’s $2 trillion stimulus package includes relief for small businesses that are hurting due to…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Research Articles

Digestive Symptoms Present in Mild COVID-19 Disease, Sometimes Without Fever

March 31, 2020 -- A new study published in pre-print on March 30, 2020 by The American Journal of Gastroenterology is the first analysis of…

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New COVID-19 test gives results in four hours

A laboratory based at Tulane Medical Center and in partnership with UMC-LCMC is conducting a new test for COVID-19 that can yield results within four…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Feature

COVID-19: Cedars-Sinai Joins Worldwide Trial of Antiviral Drug

LOS ANGELES (March 31, 2020) -- Cedars-Sinai has joined an international effort to test an experimental antiviral drug as a potential treatment for COVID-19 (coronavirus).…

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Rutgers Expert Available to Discuss How to Handle Groceries at Home

New Brunswick, N.J. (March 31, 2020) – Rutgers University–New Brunswick Professor Donald W. Schaffner is available for interviews on how to handle groceries safely at home during the COVID-19…

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AADE7 Self-Care Behaviors revised in new guidance from the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists

The revised framework for the AADE7 Self-Care Behaviors published this week in the April issue of The Diabetes Educator journal. As the foundation of diabetes…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Research Articles

China’s control measures may have prevented 700,000 COVID-19 cases

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- China's control measures during the first 50 days of the COVID-19 epidemic may have delayed the spread of the virus to…

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Artificial Intelligence Can Help Some Businesses But May Not Work For Others

TROY, N.Y. — The temptation for businesses to use artificial intelligence and other technology to improve performance, drive down labor costs, and better the bottom…

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Individuals taking class of steroid medications at high risk for COVID-19

WASHINGTON—Individuals taking a class of steroid hormones called glucocorticoids for conditions such as asthma, allergies and arthritis on a routine basis may be unable to…

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Report: Home Health Aides Scraping By on Low Wages During Pandemic

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (March 31, 2020) – New Jersey’s home health aides are caring for seniors and people with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic, while earning…

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Liraglutide can help adolescents with obesity manage their weight

WASHINGTON—Liraglutide 3.0 mg, approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as an adjunct to a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity to…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Research Articles

New Report Explores Fiscal Issues Related to NYC Teachers Retirement System

The current volatility of the financial markets amid the COVID-19 pandemic holds significant implications for taxpayer-supported pension systems nationally. The Marron Institute of Urban Management…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Expert Pitch

For essential workers, occupational safety is more important than ever

Hazard pay and essential workers are words and phrases that have been more in the news lately due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “It is a…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Research Articles

COVID-19 crisis estimated to impact Massachusetts state finances

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (March 31, 2020)–When the US economy flounders, so do state tax revenues. And given the dramatic economic slowdown caused by COVID-19, tax revenues…

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Coconut oil reduces features of metabolic syndrome in obese females, animal study finds

WASHINGTON—Obese females that ate a small amount of coconut oil daily, even as part of a high-fat diet, had decreased features of metabolic syndrome, a…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Research Articles

Unconscious food cravings may make bariatric surgery less effective for people with extreme obesity

WASHINGTON—Patients with extreme obesity are prone to unconscious food impulses and cravings that may make it challenging for them to maintain weight loss after bariatric…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Research Articles

Poor fitness may impede long-term success in weight loss program

WASHINGTON—People who are very out of shape when they begin a behavioral weight loss program lose less weight in the long term than those who…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Research Articles

Some mobile phone apps may contain hidden behaviors that users never see

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A team of cybersecurity researchers has discovered that a large number of cell phone applications contain hardcoded secrets allowing others to access…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Research Articles

Depression and anxiety spiked after lockdown announcement, coronavirus mental health study shows

Research by the University of Sheffield and Ulster University observed a spike in depression and anxiety after the Prime Minister’s announcement of a lockdown on…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Research Articles

Coronavirus causing conflict between parents, children

The stress and uncertainty caused by the coronavirus has taken its toll on parents—and children are feeling the psychological and physical brunt of it, say…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Expert Pitch

McLean Hospital: Tips to Help College Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic

With the national emergency of the coronavirus pandemic, college students’ lives have been upended as they have been asked to leave campus and adjust to…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Research Articles

Artificial intelligence could help predict future diabetes cases

WASHINGTON—A type of artificial intelligence called machine learning can help predict which patients will develop diabetes, according to an ENDO 2020 abstract that will be…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Research Articles

Wearable delivery device allows patients with type 2 diabetes to safely use more affordable insulin option

WASHINGTON—Adults with type 2 diabetes requiring insulin therapy can safely achieve good blood sugar control using regular human insulin (RHI) in a wearable, patch-like insulin…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Announcement

Impact of marine carbon on climate change to be investigated by Warwick Scientists

185 scientists won part of the European Research Council’s (ERC) €450 million for Europe’s long-term frontier research, one of which was Professor David Scanlan, from…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Research Articles

COVID-19: Visualizing regional indicators for better decision making

As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps across the globe, it is fast becoming clear that no one is exempt from its disruptive effects. IIASA researchers are…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Expert Pitch

MINDSET EXPERT ON SUCCEEDING DURING UNCERTAIN TIMES

During these unprecedented times, people look for guidance on how to deal with fear and uncertainty. Oftentimes, the right attitude and mindset can help us…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Research Articles

High Altitude Water Cherenkov Observatory Tests Speed of Light

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., March 30, 2020 — New measurements confirm, to the highest energies yet explored, that the laws of physics hold no matter where…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Policy

American Society of Nephrology Provides Insights on COVID-19 and Kidney Disease

Highlight The American Society of Nephrology has launched several initiatives to provide guidance on COVID-19 as it relates to the care of patients with kidney…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Research Articles

Discovery of new biomarker in blood could lead to early test for Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers at the University of California San Diego discovered that high blood levels of RNA produced by the PHGDH gene could serve as a biomarker…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Research Articles

Solving a medical mystery and changing CDC screenings for COVID-19

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) – When UC Davis announced the first case of community transmission of COVID-19 in the U.S. on Feb. 26, it solved a medical…