Updated : Mar 12, 2020 in Expert Pitch

COVID-19 Expert Panel Live Event Series – Media Invited to Attend and Submit Questions, 2 PM EDT Thursday March 12 and 2 PM EDT Monday March 16

redirect to event registration   Newswise Live Expert Panel discussion of unique angles to the COVID-19 outbreak of interest to the public and the media,…

Updated : Mar 12, 2020 in Announcement

UTEP Mechanical Engineering Professor Awarded $550K to Help NASA Develop Early Stage Innovations

A mechanical engineering professor from The University of Texas at El Paso will lend his expertise to early-stage space exploration technology research through a $550,000…

Updated : Mar 12, 2020 in Feature

Geriatrician vs. PCP: What’s the Difference?

As a child, you likely saw a pediatrician for your healthcare. After all, infants and children have specialized needs that differ from those of adults.…

Updated : Mar 12, 2020 in Research Articles

When Skin Tone Scars

The seeds for Nikki Khanna’s new book, Whiter: Asian American Women on Skin Color and Colorism (NYU Press, March 2020), were planted when the University of…

Updated : Mar 12, 2020 in Research Articles

Early Blood Marker May Predict Future Risk of Kidney Transplant Failure

Highlight In a study of kidney transplant recipients, the composition of certain immune cells in the blood 1 year after kidney transplantation was linked with…

Updated : Mar 12, 2020 in Research Articles

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Insurance Access Impact Maternal-Infant Health

ANN ARBOR, Mich. —  Black, Hispanic and indigenous women are more likely to have gaps in insurance around the time of pregnancy than white women,…

Updated : Mar 12, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Trump floodplain buyout plan bold, but ‘uncoordinated’

The Trump administration is pushing cities to use eminent domain in order to remove homeowners from flood zones — threatening to withhold federal funds those…

Updated : Mar 12, 2020 in Expert Pitch

What do we do with our germ-harboring smartphones in the midst of pandemic?

As the novel coronavirus continues to spread around the globe, people are focused on stopping the spread of germs through largescale quarantines and everyday best…

Updated : Mar 12, 2020 in Research Articles

Mayo Clinic research discovers how stem cells repair damage from heart attacks

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic researchers have uncovered stem cell-activated mechanisms of healing after a heart attack. Stem cells restored cardiac muscle back to its condition…

Updated : Mar 12, 2020 in Feature

Capping out-of-network hospital bills could create big savings

Placing limits on what hospitals can collect for out-of-network care could yield savings similar to more-sweeping proposals such as Medicare for All or setting global…

Updated : Mar 12, 2020 in Feature

Autonomous guided vehicles to transform horticultural labour shortage

· A new autonomous guided vehicle (AGV) is being developed to transform the horticultural sector and tackle the labour shortage · The model which will…

Updated : Mar 12, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Notre Dame leader in unconventional classroom instruction available to comment on alternative learning methods during coronavirus university break

Notre Dame Professor Susan Blum, author of I Love Learning; I Hate School: An Anthropology of College, is a leader in unconventional classroom instruction. Through rigorous research and implementation…

Updated : Mar 12, 2020 in Announcement

EVENT CANCELED: UIC to host 7th annual Young Men of Color Summit

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS The University of Illinois at Chicago will host the seventh annual Young Men of Color Summit,…

Updated : Mar 12, 2020 in Research Articles

Mercury’s 400 C Heat May Help It Make Its Own Ice

It is already hard to believe that there is ice on Mercury, where daytime temperatures reach 400 degrees Celsius, or 750 degrees Fahrenheit. Now an…

Updated : Mar 12, 2020 in Research Articles

Researchers Predict Potential Spread and Seasonality for COVID-19 Based on Climate Where Virus Appears to Thrive

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Institute of Human Virology (IHV), which is part of the Global Virus Network (GVN), predict that…

Updated : Mar 12, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Concerns over the spread of COVID-19 leading companies to move annual meetings online

Amid decisions to cancel or postpone large gatherings and events, many corporations – including Starbucks and Qualcomm -- are choosing to move their annual shareholder…

Updated : Mar 12, 2020 in Feature

The Medical Minute: Seven surprising facts about osteoarthritis

For many people ages 50 and over, pain and swelling in the hip, knee, fingers or feet may be signs of osteoarthritis, the most common…

Updated : Mar 12, 2020 in Feature

What is “social distancing” and should we be doing it?

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the globe, many are starting to consider scaling back exposure to people, a tactic called “social distancing” and a…

Updated : Mar 12, 2020 in Feature

After Turning Microorganisms Into Art, Student Helps NASA Study Origins of Life Through Algae (Video)

New Brunswick, N.J. (Mar. 12, 2020) – Rutgers student Julia Van Etten, whose @Couch_Microscopy Instagram page garnered more than 25,000 followers by showcasing microorganisms as…

Updated : Mar 12, 2020 in Announcement

Keck Medicine of USC Takes Precautionary Measures to Reduce Spread of COVID-19

LOS ANGELES – In response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the rising number of cases in California, Keck Medicine of USC has announced the following…

Updated : Mar 12, 2020 in Research Articles

Sound Can Directly Affect Balance and Lead to Risk of Falling

EMBARGOED MARCH 12, 2020 11AM EST                              Contact:  Ilana Nikravesh                Mount Sinai Press Office       …

Updated : Mar 12, 2020 in Research Articles

Surgery with anesthesia not associated with leading indicator of Alzheimer’s disease, Mayo Clinic study finds

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Older adults who have surgery with general anesthesia may experience a modest acceleration of cognitive decline, even years later. But there's no…

Updated : Mar 12, 2020 in Research Articles

Considerations about current evolution of SARS-nCOV-2 epidemic in Italy

In Italy, a COVID-19 epidemic is raging. Well before today, prof. Enrico Bucci (SHR), prof. Enzo Marinari (Rome University, Physics Dept.) and prof. Giorgio Parisi…

Updated : Mar 12, 2020 in Announcement

Studying Water’s Flow Will Help Preserve Access to Life-Sustaining Resource

TROY, N.Y. — Tens of thousands of reservoir and dam systems are being operated in communities across the United States, ensuring access to reliable sources…

Updated : Mar 12, 2020 in Research Articles

KEY CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN OUTCOMES REMAIN STABLE OVER TIME

Approximately 50 million adults in the United States suffer from chronic pain, with 20 million having high-impact chronic pain that interferes with work or life…

Updated : Mar 12, 2020 in Marketplace

Rapid Diagnosis Test for Coronavirus COVID-19 Now Available

  CHICAGO, March 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Surgisphere Corporation announces the availability of a rapid diagnostic tool for novel coronavirus. Leveraging the power of its global…

Updated : Mar 12, 2020 in Feature Expert

It’s time for the 2020 census. Why the once-a-decade count is important and what’s new this year

The U.S. Census Bureau is scheduled to start mailing information to households this week detailing how to respond to the 2020 census. The census, which is mandated…

Updated : Mar 12, 2020 in Policy

Now is the time to act on the coronavirus

Now is the time to act on the coronavirus I am the Director of the Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases at the University…

Updated : Mar 12, 2020 in Research Articles

Poor Physical Health a Barrier for Job Seekers with Serious Mental Illness

People with serious mental illness believe their physical health problems rather than psychological health make it difficult for them to find jobs, according to a…

Updated : Mar 12, 2020 in Research Articles

‘Spillway’ for electrons could keep lithium metal batteries from catching fire

Nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego developed a safety feature that prevents lithium metal batteries from rapidly heating up and catching fire in…

Updated : Mar 12, 2020 in Announcement

Cell biology society offers awards for life scientists just starting out

Cell biology society offers awards for life scientists just starting out The American Society for Cell Biology wants to encourage scientists who have exhibited great…

Updated : Mar 12, 2020 in Research Articles

Statins Starve Cancer Cells to Death

More than 35 million Americans take statin drugs daily to lower their blood cholesterol levels. Now, in experiments with human cells in the laboratory, researchers…

Updated : Mar 12, 2020 in Announcement

COVID-19: Exploring the Unanswered Questions with Newswise Live Expert Panel

Newswise Live Expert Panel discussion of unique angles to the COVID-19 outbreak of interest to the public and the media, including public health, testing, business…