Updated : Apr 03, 2020 in Expert Pitch

West Virginia’s economy is vulnerable to a heavy hit from COVID-19

As West Virginia continues its fight against the rapidly spreading novel coronavirus, a regional economist at West Virginia University sees vulnerabilities in the state’s industry…

Updated : Apr 03, 2020 in Expert Pitch

FSU experts available to discuss pandemic’s impact on elections

By: Mark Blackwell Thomas | Published: April 3, 2020 | 9:41 am | As coronavirus continues to upend day-to-day life, the upcoming 2020 elections will also…

Updated : Apr 03, 2020 in Announcement

Mardil Medical Completes Treatment Of Third Patient In VenTouch™ Device Trial

MINNEAPOLIS, April 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Mardil Medical, Inc., today announced the successful completion of treatment for the third patient in the clinical trial of its improved VenTouch™…

Updated : Apr 03, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Chronic pain physician provides guidance for patients during COVID-19

COVID-19 has forced many healthcare providers to stop non-urgent procedures, leaving many chronic pain patients concerned about facing the next few months. To make things…

Updated : Apr 03, 2020 in Policy

The Coronavirus and The Cities

A paper by a research team at the Marron Institute of Urban Management at New York University provides insights into the geographic spread of the…

Updated : Apr 03, 2020 in Announcement

Maryland Smith Waives GRE/GMAT for Fall Enrollment

WIth social distancing requirements and stay-at-home mandates in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business has implemented…

Updated : Apr 03, 2020 in Announcement

Rush Offers Priority COVID Testing to First-Responders

To help stem the spread of COVID-19 and to support Chicago’s first-responders, Rush University Medical Center is providing priority COVID-19 testing for Chicago police, fire,…

Updated : Apr 03, 2020 in Research Articles

Researchers Identify Mechanism to Explain Role of Certain Gene Mutations in Kidney Disease

Researchers from the Center for Precision Disease Modeling at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) have uncovered a mechanism that appears to explain…

Updated : Apr 03, 2020 in Research Articles

American Association of Endodontists Publishes ‘Characteristics of Endodontic Emergencies During COVID-19 Outbreak in Wuhan’

CHICAGO – The AAE has published on its website a research article on COVID-19 and endodontic emergencies in Wuhan, China. The article is also being…

Updated : Apr 03, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Expert available to talk about stigma around COVID-19 and mental health effects of social distancing

Responding effectively to the COVID-19 pandemic and to future infectious disease epidemics requires an understanding of social and cultural factors that shape health behaviors, including…

Updated : Apr 03, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Expert Available to Discuss Hospital Cybersecurity Risk During COVID-19 Pandemic

Soumitra Bhuyan, an assistant professor of health administration at Rutgers’ Edward J. Bloustein School, is available to discuss healthcare cybersecurity issues and recommendations during the…

Updated : Apr 03, 2020 in Announcement

Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals to Aid in Global Fight Against Coronavirus Pandemic

CLEVELAND, Ohio USA – The Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals announced a new initiative that galvanizes its transatlantic network of academic institutions, foundations, and…

Updated : Apr 03, 2020 in Feature Expert

Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives on how COVID-19 pandemic has impacted rural Ohio

Ohio’s electric cooperatives are committed to the health and safety of our members and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. All 24 Ohio-based electric cooperatives…

Updated : Apr 03, 2020 in Feature

University of Kentucky Researchers Unite to Fight COVID-19

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 3, 2020) — Researchers and faculty from multiple disciplines across the University of Kentucky are coming together as part of the global effort to…

Updated : Apr 03, 2020 in Feature

University of Kentucky Researchers Seek to Develop Antiviral Membrane Mask

Dibakar Bhattacharyya has been a fixture in the University of Kentucky’s College of Engineering for more than 50 years and is renowned for his research,…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Announcement

Honor the Health Care Heroes Who Lost Their Lives to COVID-19

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing has launched a social media campaign to honor Health Care Heroes who have lost their lives to COVID-19. If…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Announcement

FSU political science researcher to examine law in time of COVID-19 crisis

By: Rob Nixon | Published: April 2, 2020 | 3:13 pm  A Florida State University researcher and her colleagues have earned a grant from the…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Research Articles

Capturing 3D microstructures in real time

Modern scientific research on materials relies heavily on exploring their behavior at the atomic and molecular scales. For that reason, scientists are constantly on the…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Feature

Pausing during the pandemic

The disruption much of the world is experiencing right now from the COVID-19 pandemic could be the best opportunity many people have to pause and…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Feature

Preparing for exascale: Eliminating disruptions on the path to sustainable fusion energy

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory will be home to one of the nation’s first exascale systems when Aurora arrives in 2021.…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Research Articles

Coronavirus by the Numbers

Numerical data sometimes reveal facts that are otherwise concealed within an onslaught of information from an overwhelming number of sources. Prof. Ron Milo and research student Yinon…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Research Articles

Could Intermittent Lockdown Save Us – and the Economy – From the Coronavirus?

Think of dieting. You can fast for two months and lose weight, but you will probably die. Even if you survive, you will quickly gain…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Reflecting now, on a job, relationship or other life issue can help us through the pandemic and on the other side

Rolyn Rollins, MSW, is director of student programs at the Furman University Cothran Center for Vocational Reflection. The Cothran Center helps students find their calling,…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Research Articles

Self-Monitoring Your Sense of Smell May Help Detect Coronavirus

Along with fever, cough, and shortness of breath, many COVID-19 patients report a temporary loss of sense of smell. It appears that olfactory loss is…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Surveillance for health: Safeguards needed as CDC turns to personal data

As part of the nation’s record $2 trillion relief bill, Congress has set aside $500 million for the CDC to develop a “public health surveillance…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Research Articles

Glaciologists’ experiments lead to slip law for better forecasts of glacier speed, sea-level rise

AMES, Iowa – Backed by experimental data from a laboratory machine that simulates the huge forces involved in glacier flow, glaciologists have written an equation…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Feature

National COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma website for providers, patients launched

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Treatment of COVID-19 is urgent. As part of the next step to advance the use of convalescent plasma for the treatment…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Expert Pitch

University of Redlands professor says ‘there is simply no way to justify the Trump Administration’s new fuel economy standards.’

Dr. Nicholas Reksten is an environmental economist at the University of Redlands who can speak with authority about the economic impact of the Trump Administration's…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Feature

Reaching toward a cure for sickle cell disease

CLEVELAND—The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has awarded Case Western Reserve University up to $3.7 million to assess emerging genome-editing based therapies being…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Rutgers Expert Available to Speak on COVID-19 and Victims of Child Abuse

Amanda M. Stylianou, a national expert on child violence and health outcomes based at Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care at Rutgers Health is available to…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Expert Pitch

McLean Hospital: Living With OCD During the Coronavirus Crisis

“There’s a large perception that people with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) are struggling more than usual as we deal with the coronavirus. In reality, it’s a pretty…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Notre Dame econometrics researcher’s calculations illustrate why we should social distance

Social distancing — the main containment strategy for the coronavirus pandemic — is showing tentative results in lowering the rate of transmission in several U.S.…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Research Articles

New App Could Help Panic Attack Sufferers During Coronavirus Pandemic

For the nearly 36 million Americans who experience panic attacks, the coronavirus pandemic is a potentially significant new trigger, a recent story in the Washington…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Research Articles

Smaller scale solutions needed for rapid progress towards emissions targets

Low-carbon technologies that are smaller scale, more affordable, and can be mass deployed are more likely to enable a faster transition to net-zero emissions, according…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Feature

Cleaning and COVID-19: Survey Shows 42% Not Disinfecting Properly

  Washington, DC – April 2, 2020 – A new poll conducted for the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) finds that four in ten Americans are…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Research Articles

Tulane School of Medicine launches COVID-19 testing lab to improve capacity

Tulane University has added a second avenue for COVID-19 testing, this one taking place at a Tulane School of Medicine repurposed research lab where results…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Tips from a Microbiologist on Keeping the House Clean During COVID-19

The barrage of coronavirus-related news stories can be dizzying. Even for the seemingly well-informed, it’s become increasingly difficult to sift through it all to discern…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Announcement

Chad T. Lefteris named CEO of UCI Health

Irvine, Calif., April 2, 2020 — Chad T. Lefteris, an executive with considerable experience in integrated and academic health systems, has been named CEO of…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Expert Pitch

As unemployment soars, subsidized work is the best path forward

On Thursday, the United States Labor Department released data indicating that an additional 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits in the past week, bringing…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Feature

UW–Madison, FluGen, Bharat Biotech to develop CoroFlu, a coronavirus vaccine

MADISON, Wis. — An international collaboration of virologists at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the vaccine companies FluGen and Bharat Biotech has begun the development…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Research Articles

An innovative model of the dynamic magnetic field that surrounds Mercury

Mercury, the planet nearest the sun, shares with Earth the distinction of being one of the two mountainous planets in the solar system with a…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Expert Pitch

COVID-19 projections look bad, but following the rules can improve numbers

West Virginia University Vice President and Executive Dean for Health Sciences Dr. Clay Marsh, now West Virginia’s COVID-19 czar, says in his blog that projections…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Research Tip Sheet

Story Tips: Molding matter atom by atom and seeing inside uranium particles

Materials — Molding molecular matter  Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory used a focused beam of electrons to stitch platinum-silicon molecules into graphene, marking the…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Research Articles

Six ways home-based cardiac rehab keeps patients safe, healthy during COVID-19

ROCHESTER, Minn. ― COVID-19 presents evolving challenges to health care, in part because it is a new viral disease. People do not have natural immunity…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Research Articles

New treatment for childhood anxiety works by changing parent behavior

Washington, DC, April 2, 2020 - A study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP), published by Elsevier, reports that an entirely parent-based…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Research Articles

Using chemistry to unlock the difference between cold- and hot-brew coffee (video)

WASHINGTON, April 2, 2020 — Cold brew may be the hottest trend in coffee-making, but not a lot is known about how this process alters…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Feature

Campus Kitchen keeps food on the table

On a rainy Monday morning in March, staff at the University of Georgia State Botanical Garden of Georgia are in the children’s garden harvesting bushels…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Feature

Common rotavirus vaccine may be key to protecting children against COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues its global spread, vaccine development is on everyone’s mind. Indiana University’s John Patton is no exception. Patton, associate professor of…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Feature

Testing shows type of cloth used in homemade masks makes a difference, doctors say

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.– April 2, 2020 – Homemade masks can play an important role in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic but the type of fabric…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Expert Pitch

UB School of Management cybersecurity expert offers tips for teleworkers during coronavirus pandemic

BUFFALO, N.Y — The coronavirus pandemic has prompted a dramatic increase in teleworkers, and with it, a whole new world of security vulnerabilities, especially for…