Updated : Apr 06, 2020 in Announcement

AACC Reschedules 2020 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo to December to Ensure a Healthy and Safe Meeting Experience for Attendees

WASHINGTON – AACC is pleased to announce that the organization will be able to preserve the complete 2020 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab…

Updated : Apr 06, 2020 in Feature

LifeBridge Health Virtual Hospital’s COVID-19 Tele-triage Program Sees Exponential Growth In First Weeks of Operation

Baltimore, MD – With the rapid spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), LifeBridge Health, one of the largest healthcare systems in Maryland, ramped up its tele-triage…

Updated : Apr 06, 2020 in Research Articles

Four Tips to Interviewing, Landing a New Job During COVID-19

Media contact: Cynthia Medina, [email protected], 848-932-1940 New Brunswick, N.J. (Apr. 6, 2020) – As students prepare to graduate this May into a reeling economy and…

Updated : Apr 06, 2020 in Research Articles

The four horsemen of the COVID-19 pandemic

It is clear that we must prioritize identifying and alleviating the conditions that made the Covid-19 pandemic possible. Even as it rages, scientists are already…

Updated : Apr 06, 2020 in Research Tip Sheet

Newswise Expert Panels on COVID-19 Pandemic: Notable excerpts, quotes and videos available

Newswise is hosting a series of Expert Panels discussion unique aspects of the COVID-19 Outbreak. This tip sheet includes some notable quotes from the panelists.…

Updated : Apr 06, 2020 in Research Articles

Covid-19 tool allows health leaders to plan for critical care surge

Hospitals can prepare for a surge of patients critically ill with COVID-19, but it will require hospital leaders, practitioners and regional officials to adopt drastic…

Updated : Apr 06, 2020 in Research Articles

Compound in Fruit Peels Halts Damage and Spurs Neuronal Repair in Multiple Sclerosis

PHILADELPHIA – Multiple sclerosis (MS), characterized by increasing muscle weakness and paralysis, has a number of treatments that help stall progression of the disease when…

Updated : Apr 06, 2020 in Research Articles

Lifestyle trumps geography in determining makeup of gut microbiome

Apes in U.S. zoos host bacterial communities in their intestinal tracts that are more similar to those of people who eat a non-Western diet than…

Updated : Apr 06, 2020 in Research Articles

BIDMC launches clinical trial to assess common anti-clotting medication for treatment of COVID-19-related respiratory failure

Boston, Mass. -- While the majority of people with COVID-19 won’t require hospitalization, those who do are likely to seek medical help as a result…

Updated : Apr 06, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Dairy industry takes big hit as pandemic disrupts demands

While the food supply has kept up with consumer demands during the coronavirus pandemic, the dairy industry is seeing major supply chain disruptions given the…

Updated : Apr 06, 2020 in Research Articles

Link between air pollution and corona mortality in Italy could be possible

The world has been hit hard by coronavirus, and health services and authorities everywhere are struggling to reduce the spread, combat the disease and protect…

Updated : Apr 06, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Tulane experts available to discuss celebrating holidays in the age of COVID-19

Holidays, traditions and spirituality help with mental well-being and provide pathways for people to connect. Many are finding ways to maintain these aspects of their…

Updated : Apr 06, 2020 in Announcement

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society to Host Ergonomics Summit on Safe and Healthy Work or School from Home

WHAT: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society to Host Ergonomics Summit on Safe and Healthy Work or School from Home WHEN: April 15, 2020, 11 –…

Updated : Apr 06, 2020 in Feature

Penn State engineer developing device that may be able to test for COVID-19

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A point-of-care testing device that may help diagnose the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is under development by Weihua Guan, assistant professor…

Updated : Apr 06, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Leadership Available for Interviews on Safe and Healthy Work or School from Home

WHAT: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) leaders and experts in the field of human factors and ergonomics are available and willing to serve as…

Updated : Apr 06, 2020 in Research Articles

The Milky Way’s satellites help reveal link between dark matter halos and galaxy formation

Just as the sun has planets and the planets have moons, our galaxy has satellite galaxies, and some of those might have smaller satellite galaxies…

Updated : Apr 06, 2020 in Research Articles

ARTIFICIAL LIGHT IN THE ARCTIC

The Arctic polar night remains one of the last undisturbed dark environments on the planet. But as the climate changes and human activities increase in…

Updated : Apr 06, 2020 in Announcement

Tufts to Make Residence Halls Available to Local Hospitals and Host Cities

In partnership with local health-care providers and its host communities, Tufts University today announced it will make its residence halls available to house medical personnel,…

Updated : Apr 06, 2020 in Research Articles

Common coronaviruses are highly seasonal, with most cases peaking in winter months

Four types of human coronaviruses that cause common respiratory infections are sharply seasonal and appear to transmit similarly to influenza in the same population, according…

Updated : Apr 06, 2020 in Research Articles

Surgical masks good for most COVID-19 treatment: McMaster

    Hamilton, ON (April 6, 2020) – The N95 respirator masks should be preserved for health-care workers involved in inserting breathing tubes for patients…

Updated : Apr 06, 2020 in Feature

Tested and Testing: UC San Diego Health Expands COVID-19 Diagnostics

From the beginning, the ability of front line clinicians to test patients for COVID-19 — to determine whether a person is infected with the disease-causing…

Updated : Apr 06, 2020 in Feature

IMSA High School Internship advances DUNE project and showcases unexplored potential of physics

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory’s ongoing Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) High School Internship Program has this year’s exceptionally bright high…

Updated : Apr 06, 2020 in Research Articles

Joslin Research Ties Autoimmunity-Associated Heart Dilation to Potential Heart-Failure Risk in Type 1 Diabetes

BOSTON – (March 31, 2020) – People with type 1 diabetes, particularly those with poor glycemic control, are at markedly increased risk for cardiovascular disease…

Updated : Apr 06, 2020 in Research Articles

Older Entrepreneurs as Successful as Their Younger Counterparts, Study Reveals

April 6, 2020 www.rpi.edu/news                                                                                            Older Entrepreneurs as Successful as Their Younger Counterparts, Study Reveals New study makes the case that entrepreneurship isn’t just…

Updated : Apr 06, 2020 in Expert Pitch

In rare speech on coronavirus, Queen Elizabeth provides calming voice, Notre Dame expert says

Queen Elizabeth delivered a rare, televised message April 5 urging self-discipline and resolve in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and thanking health workers on the…

Updated : Apr 06, 2020 in Announcement

Rutgers COVID-19 Center Names Associate Director for Public Health

The Rutgers COVID Response Pandemic Preparedness Center, which is coordinating the university’s myriad research, public health, and outreach efforts to combat COVID-19, has named Henry…

Updated : Apr 06, 2020 in Feature

Researchers at Missouri S&T use social media to study COVID-19

As COVID-19 sweeps across the U.S. and the world, people have taken to social media with concerns, questions and opinions. Researchers at Missouri S&T are…

Updated : Apr 06, 2020 in Feature

Brookhaven Lab Mobilizes Resources in Fight Against COVID-19

UPTON, NY—Scientists and staff at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) national laboratories are marshalling their expertise, unique facilities, and other key resources in the…

Updated : Apr 06, 2020 in Research Articles

Brown fat can burn energy in an unexpected way

BOSTON – (March 17, 2020) – When we are exposed to sufficient cold or exercise, small clusters of brown fat cells in our bodies begin…

Updated : Apr 06, 2020 in Feature

Retina Specialists Urge Patients to Keep Critical Eye Appointments, Maintain Healthy Sight During COVID-19

  CHICAGO (April 6, 2020) – Americans in many states across the country have been ordered to stay at home or shelter in place, mitigation…

Updated : Apr 06, 2020 in Feature

Rush Testing Remdesivir as a Potential Treatment for COVID-19

Rush Testing Remdesivir as a Potential Treatment for COVID-19 Up to 2,000 patients will be enrolled across all sites as part of an international study…

Updated : Apr 06, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Rutgers Expert Discusses the Dangers of Homemade Cleaning and Disinfecting Products Amid Coronavirus Crisis

With cleaning and disinfecting products running out of stock due to the coronavirus outbreak, many people have resorted to trying to make their own. But…

Updated : Apr 06, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Public Health Week Violence Prevention– How to Prevent Domestic Violence During COVID-19

During COVID-19, access to trusted and security internet-based domestic violence services is even more important for survivors and concerned friends and family members who are…

Updated : Apr 06, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Stop calling them elderly: How to talk to older adults about social distancing

FACULTY Q&A   Geoffrey Hoffman Geoffrey Hoffman, assistant professor of nursing at the University of Michigan, studies older adult care and health policies that affect…

Updated : Apr 06, 2020 in Feature

NYU Langone Health Develops Novel Tracheostomy Approach to Improve Patient Care and Reduce Risk of “Super-Spreading” Procedures

Physicians at NYU Langone Health have developed a newer and perhaps safer approach to tracheostomy that addresses two important challenges: improve care for COVID-19 patients…

Updated : Apr 06, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Rutgers Expert Available to Discuss Converting Anesthesia Machines to Ventilators for COVID-19

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, hospitals are concerned about a shortage of personal protective equipment and ventilators that help critically ill patients breathe. In…

Updated : Apr 06, 2020 in Research Articles

Curbing the Rising Toll of Adults with Complex Care Needs

PHILADELPHIA (April 6, 2020) – Data show that the number of people with clinically complex health and social needs is growing. Programs designed to support…

Updated : Apr 06, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Social connection is key to mental health during coronavirus pandemic

It’s important to stay socially connected during the coronavirus pandemic and avoid isolation for the sake of our mental health, says Jennifer Wegmann, PhD, a…

Updated : Apr 06, 2020 in Research Articles

Making Biofuels Cheaper by Putting Plants to Work

Biofuels are an important part of the broader strategy to replace petroleum-based gasoline, diesel, and jet fuels that we use today. However, biofuels have so…

Updated : Apr 06, 2020 in Research Articles

NUS researchers uncover hereditary mutation that drives aggressive head and neck, and lung cancers in Asian population

Researchers from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have uncovered a genetic variant in a gene…

Updated : Apr 06, 2020 in Feature

Penn Launches Trial to Evaluate Hydroxychloroquine to Treat, Prevent COVID-19

PHILADELPHIA – A new trial led by the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania will evaluate whether the drug hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) can…

Updated : Apr 06, 2020 in Feature

K-12 Schools Relying on Educational Non-Profits to Keep Students Engaged During COVID-19 Pandemic

ESSEX, NY – As K-12 schools across the country struggle to adjust to a new paradigm of virtual learning, educational non-profits like CFES Brilliant Pathwaysare…

Updated : Apr 06, 2020 in Announcement

Caregiver Monday: An Initiative Dedicated To Helping Caregivers Take Care of Themselves

NEW YORK – April 6, 2020 – The Monday Campaigns, a nonprofit public health initiative, has announced Sherri Snelling, caregiving expert and corporate gerontologist, is…

Updated : Apr 06, 2020 in Announcement

Coriell Institute Awarded $9.2M Biobanking Grant from National Institute of General Medical Sciences

The Coriell Institute for Medical Research has been awarded a $9.2 million grant through an open competition from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences…

Updated : Apr 06, 2020 in Feature

Simple, Low-Cost Ventilator Builds on Available Resuscitation Bags

A simple, low-cost ventilator based on the resuscitation bags carried in ambulances – and widely available in hospitals – has been designed by an international…

Updated : Apr 06, 2020 in Policy

Bipartisan Coalition Urges U.S.-China Cooperation to Combat COVID-19

Over 90 bipartisan, high-level former government officials and experts in the U.S.-China relationship released a joint statement today urging cooperation between the United States and…

Updated : Apr 06, 2020 in Feature

Environmental engineers study fabrics, materials for face covers

ROLLA, Mo. – The day before the federal government issued new recommendations that Americans wear cloth face coverings to help slow the spread of the…

Updated : Apr 06, 2020 in Research Articles

Estudio de Mayo Clinic descubre que operar espina bífida antes del nacimiento restablece la estructura cerebral

ROCHESTER, Minnesota: La intervención quirúrgica realizada en un feto que aún se encuentra en el vientre materno con el fin reparar los defectos de la…

Updated : Apr 06, 2020 in Feature

A guide to using nonmedical masks

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revised its guidelines on face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic and is now recommending everyone…

Updated : Apr 06, 2020 in Research Articles

Mayo Clinic提供紧急指导,识别因超适应症治疗COVID-19而出现的药物诱发心源性猝死风险的患者

美国明尼苏达州罗切斯特市 ― 导致COVID-19的SARS-CoV-2病毒持续传播,在不到四个月的时间里导致全球超过20,000人死亡。COVID-19疫苗的研发工作正在进行中,但距离疫苗上市可能还需要12到18个月的时间。  与此同时,此流行病在全球已有超过40万例确诊病例,这促使广大研究人员全力以赴为COVID-19患者寻找安全有效的治疗方法,在这过程中,一种抗疟疾药物有可能发挥作用。在对新药和重新调整用途的药物进行临床试验测试时,其中一些有希望的药物也正作为超适应症的同情用药治疗患者。  一些用于治疗COVID-19的药物已知会导致某些人出现药物诱发的QTc间期延长。QTc是心脏的充电系统健康与否的一个指标。出现危险的QTc间期延长的患者有更大的出现危及生命的室性心律异常的风险,最终可能造成心源性猝死。  Mayo Clinic遗传性心脏病科医师、医学博士Michael J.Ackerman表示:“正确识别哪些患者最容易受到这种不必要的重大副作用的影响,并知道如何安全地使用这些药物对消除这一威胁非常重要”。Ackerman博士是Mayo Clinic Windland Smith Rice综合心源性猝死项目的负责人。  一项发表在《Mayo Clinic Proceedings》上的研究详细介绍了潜在危险,以及在使用可能引起心律改变的药物时QTc监测在指导治疗中的应用。Ackerman博士是该研究的资深作者。  羟氯喹是一种存在已久的疟疾防治药物,它还被用来管理和减少炎症性免疫疾病(如狼疮和类风湿性关节炎)的症状。在实验室试验中,羟氯喹可以防止SARS-CoV和SARS-CoV-2病毒附着和进入细胞。如果这些抗病毒能力在动物和人类身上的作用方式相同,则可以使用这种药物来治疗患者并减少COVID-19的死亡人数。  在细胞层面上,可能导致QT间期延长的药物(如羟氯喹)会阻断控制心脏充电系统的重要钾通道之一。这种干扰增加了心律发展成为危险的不规则心跳的可能性,最终导致心源性猝死。  因此,Mayo Clinic心脏病科医师和临床医学科学家提供了紧急指导,指示人们如何使用12导联心电图、遥测或支持智能手机的移动心电图将患者的QTc作为确定风险增加的患者的生命体征,以及如何最终将药物诱发心源性猝死的可能性降到最低。  Ackerman博士说:“现在,外面的世界就像是荒蛮西部,从根本不进行任何QTc监测,只是接受这种严重的潜在副作用并当作‘误伤’,到让心电图技术人员天天进入COVID-19患者的病房,暴露在新冠病毒中并消耗个人防护装备,都是一片混乱。现在,Mayo Clinic已经站出来,提供及时和重要的指导。”  治疗期间QTc监测指南  抗疟疾药物氯喹和羟氯喹,以及HIV药物洛匹那韦和利托那韦都具有已知或潜在的药物诱发室性心律不齐和心源性猝死的风险。在开始使用这些药物治疗之前,重要的是获得基线心电图,以便测量变化。这个评估起始值可以来自标准的12导联心电图、遥测或支持智能手机的移动心电图设备。3月20日星期一,美国食品和药物管理局(FDA)紧急批准了AliveCor的Kardia 6L移动心电图设备,作为唯一一款获FDA批准用于COVID-19 QTc监测的移动设备。 …