Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Feature

Stressed about COVID-19? Try tapping into the power of music

COLUMBUS, Ohio – In Italy, people isolated by the COVID-19 pandemic stood on apartment balconies, singing “Bella Ciao” – “goodnight, beautiful” – together into the…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Feature

Twisting and Turning: Unraveling What Causes Asymmetry

Note to our readers: Echoing the sentiments NIH Director Francis Collins made on his blog, the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) is making every…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Announcement

UH to launch clinical trial in the fight to protect clinicians against COVID-19

University Hospitals announced it will lead a clinical trial that involves the administration of an investigational drug, ARMS-I, to its caregivers working on the frontlines…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Feature

Origami artist turns to folding face masks amid pandemic need

What does the ancient art of origami have to do with a pandemic virus? For Jiangmei Wu, the technique is turning into a way to…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Policy

COVID-19: American College of Surgeons issues statement on personal protective equipment shortages

CHICAGO (April 2, 2020): With many health care facilities facing shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE)—including face masks, gowns, and respirators—during the COVID-19 pandemic, the…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Research Articles

Mechanical Engineers Develop Tumor Model that More Closely Mimics the Body

TROY, N.Y. — There is a growing appreciation within the research community for the ways in which the biomechanics of the tumor environment may contribute…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Announcement

UIC clinical trials investigate COVID-19 treatments

The University of Illinois at Chicago is participating in two clinical trials for COVID-19 treatments. COVID-19 is caused by a highly contagious virus called SARS-CoV-2…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Research Articles

Study suggests marijuana may impair female fertility

WASHINGTON—Female eggs exposed to THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, have an impaired ability to produce viable embryos, and are significantly less likely to result…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Expert Pitch

COVID-19: ‘We all have to think of the big picture,’ says Virginia Tech expert in behavioral science

What do marshmallows have to do with a pandemic? More than one might think, according to a Virginia Tech expert in applied behavioral science and…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Research Articles

Fatty acid in triglycerides proves an effective platform for biological drug delivery

HOUSTON-(April 1, 2020)–We’ve all been warned about the dangers of triglycerides, the fat stored in your blood. But what if that unhealthy fat could effectively…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Research Articles

Device That Tracks Location of Nurses Repurposed to Record Patient Mobility

By repurposing badges originally designed to locate nurses and other hospital staff, Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists say they can precisely monitor how patients in the…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Research Articles

Impacts of cover crop planting dates on soil properties after four years

Cover crop impacts on soil properties depends on cover crop productivity. Planting cover crops early and in a diverse mix of species could be an…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Feature

Soil Science Society publishes blogs about Deepwater Horizon’s Anniversary

April 2, 2020 - April 2020, is the 10th anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The Soil Science Society…

Updated : Apr 01, 2020 in Announcement

CMS upgrade will shine light on Higgs boson

Cornell is leading a $77 million effort, beginning April 1, to upgrade the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at…

Updated : Apr 01, 2020 in Research Articles

Admissions supercharges virtual recruitment of Class of ’24

Spring on the Ithaca campus is usually one of the most vibrant times of the year, as the university gears up to introduce newly admitted…

Updated : Apr 01, 2020 in Research Articles

Significant global investment could save 11 million children

A significant, sustained, global investment in treating children with cancer could save 11 million lives and yield a triple return on investment, according to a…

Updated : Apr 01, 2020 in Research Articles

Study: Therapy by Phone Is Effective for Depression in People with Parkinson’s

Media Contacts:Renee Tessman, [email protected], (612) 928-6137Michelle Uher, [email protected], (612) 928-6120  MINNEAPOLIS – Depression is common in people with Parkinson’s disease and contributes to faster physical…

Updated : Apr 01, 2020 in Research Articles

Managing Negative Thoughts Helps Combat Depression in Parkinson’s Patients

People with Parkinson’s disease who engage in cognitive behavioral therapy — a form of psychotherapy that increases awareness of negative thinking and teaches coping skills…

Updated : Apr 01, 2020 in Feature

Leading Mindfully: COVID-19 and the Big Human Pivot, Part I

INSIGHTS FROM: Lili Powell What’s novel about COVID-19 isn’t just the coronavirus. It’s the sheer scale and depth of The Big Human Pivot that this tiny…

Updated : Apr 01, 2020 in Feature

How to Leverage Virtual Technologies at a Time of Physical Distancing

INSIGHTS FROM:Anton Korinek; Roshni Raveendhran Humanity is a social species — yet the ongoing coronavirus pandemic requires that we reduce physical contact. In earlier centuries, this…

Updated : Apr 01, 2020 in Feature

What Leaders Need Now More Than Ever: A ‘Team of Rivals’

INSIGHTS FROM:James R. Detert Recently I had the chance to share the stage with Megan Reitz, a professor at Hult Ashridge Business School in the…

Updated : Apr 01, 2020 in Feature

Quick Pivot to Distance Learning Brings San Francisco Bay Area Leaders to Reimagined Darden Course

By Dave Hendrick A recent highlight of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Executive MBA academic calendar has been the “Marketing Technology Products” elective delivered…

Updated : Apr 01, 2020 in Feature

Critical Care and Infectious Disease Specialist in Darden Executive MBA: What to Know About the Coronavirus

By Dave Hendrick Like his peers in the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Executive MBA Class of 2020, Dr. Taison Bell’s world has been upended by…

Updated : Apr 01, 2020 in Feature

Radiology, Engineering investigating ways to help Mayo Clinic during COVID-19 response

ROCHESTER, Minn. ― A supply shortage of critical materials, such as ventilators, face shields and masks, is possible in the U.S. In response, several Mayo…

Updated : Apr 01, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Do grocery, restaurant, Instacart and Amazon workers deserve hazard pay amid COVID-19 concerns?

Do grocery, restaurant, Instacart and Amazon workers deserve hazard pay amid COVID-19 concerns? Ask a compensation expert who also worked in eight fast food restaurants…

Updated : Apr 01, 2020 in Feature Expert

After a flood of Covid-19 messaging, here’s what brands should do now

As our lives began to change as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, consumer brands rushed to our inboxes with statements. There were updates about…

Updated : Apr 01, 2020 in Research Articles

Modern humans, Neanderthals share a tangled genetic history, study affirms

BUFFALO, N.Y. — In recent years, scientists have uncovered evidence that modern humans and Neanderthals share a tangled past. In the course of human history,…

Updated : Apr 01, 2020 in Feature

Caring for elderly people in the age of COVID-19

When Dr. Christopher Johnson, clinical professor of sociology at Texas State University, is asked about the global spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, he says: “The…

Updated : Apr 01, 2020 in Research Articles

FSU study finds no media bias when it comes to story selection

By: Mark Blackwell Thomas | Published: April 1, 2020 | 11:22 am  For as long as there have been news media, there have been allegations…

Updated : Apr 01, 2020 in Research Articles

Scientists See Energy Gap Modulations in a Cuprate Superconductor

UPTON, NY—For years physicists have been trying to decipher the electronic details of high-temperature superconductors. These materials could revolutionize energy transmission and electronics because of…

Updated : Apr 01, 2020 in Feature

Loyola Medicine Psychologists Offer Tips and Resources for Coping During COVID-19

MAYWOOD, IL—The COVID-19 pandemic has quickly and drastically changed day-to-day life in the U.S., causing fear and anxiety. Loyola Medicine clinical psychologists Elizabeth Simmons, PsyD,…

Updated : Apr 01, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Expert: How best practices from first responders can help you work through COVID-19 disruption

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Stay-at-home orders and social distancing have disrupted day-to-day life as the world works to mitigate the effects of the global coronavirus pandemic.…

Updated : Apr 01, 2020 in Research Articles

Students Who Up Their Cannabis Use Face Increased Risk of Alcohol Problems

Cannabis use can worsen some consequences of alcohol use among young adult drinkers over time, according to a new study which tracked the frequency of…

Updated : Apr 01, 2020 in Announcement

Mount Sinai Launches COVID-19 App to Track Spread of Virus Across New York City

STOP COVID NYC Seeks Participation to Understand Transmission and Enhance Medical Response (New York, NY – April 1, 2020) – A team of data scientists,…

Updated : Apr 01, 2020 in Expert Pitch

McLean Hospital Experts: Confronting Loneliness in a Time of Social Distancing

According to Jacqueline Olds, MD, and Richard S. Schwartz, MD, the coronavirus pandemic presents new challenges and opportunities as people try to stay connected to each other…

Updated : Apr 01, 2020 in Marketplace

ResoluteAI Unveils Research Tool for Science-Driven Enterprises

  NEW YORK, April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- ResoluteAI, the Connect to Discover™ company, today announced the launch of Nebula, its enterprise search solution for scientific organizations. Nebula tags and…

Updated : Apr 01, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Rutgers Expert Explores Impact of COVID-19 in Sub-Saharan Africa

The COVID-19 global pandemic has reached many African countries already suffering from malnutrition and disease, under-resourced health systems and limited economic funding. Richard Marlink, director…

Updated : Apr 01, 2020 in Announcement

Celebrating 30 Years of Hubble: Discoveries Continue to Wow Scientists, Public

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2020 -- Peering into the darkness to see what we could not previously see, the Hubble Space Telescope has been delighting scientists…

Updated : Apr 01, 2020 in Announcement

Samaritan’s Purse, in Collaboration with Mount Sinai Health System, Opens Emergency Field Hospital in New York’s Central Park in Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic

International Christian Relief Organization Responds at Epicenter in U.S. and Italy Click here for video assets of the field hospital. (New York, NY – April…

Updated : Apr 01, 2020 in Expert Pitch

CANCER AND COVID-19: Moffitt Cancer Center Experts & Resources

All individuals with weakened immune systems might be more susceptible to complications from COVID-19, and that means cancer patients are of particular concern. Moffitt Cancer…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Feature

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…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Research Articles

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…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Research Articles

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…