Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR)’s Digital Twin program is using two Blackhawk helicopters and a B-1 Bomber to help the military maintain and repair similar aircraft.
Month: July 2020
Looking up to the Joneses: Consequences of the perceptions of white wealth
Before the era of COVID-19, research suggested that premature deaths among white Americans were rising. Even before the era of COVID-19, these findings were surprising.
Pooling strategy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic: A solution for mass population screening of SARS-CoV-2
In a report in the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics, published by Elsevier, researchers at Augusta University and PerkinElmer Genomics describe a cheaper, rapid, and accurate pooling strategy for the RT-PCR-based detection of SARS-CoV-2 in clinical samples.
Education May Be Protective for People with Gene for Familial Early Onset Alzheimer’s
Even for people who carry the gene for early onset Alzheimer’s disease, more years of education may slow the development of beta-amyloid plaques in the brain that are associated with the disease, according to a new study published in the August 5, 2020, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
No racial disparities seen in response to remdesivir treatment of COVID-19
A new analysis by University of Chicago Medicine faculty, staff and collaborators around the world found remdesivir appears to be equally beneficial to patients regardless of race, supporting the need for early intervention and aggressive care for all patients in the fight against COVID-19.
Magnum Venus Products licenses ORNL co-developed additive manufacturing technologies
The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has licensed two additive manufacturing-related technologies that aim to streamline and ramp up production processes to Knoxville-based Magnum Venus Products, Inc., a global manufacturer of fluid movement and product solutions for industrial applications in composites and adhesives.
Safer, longer-lasting energy storage requires focus on interface of advanced materials
More studies at the interface of battery materials, along with increased knowledge of the processes at work, are unleashing a surge of knowledge needed to more quickly address the demand for longer-lasting portable electronics, electric vehicles and stationary energy storage for the electric grid.
Obesity linked to social ties in older women, more so than in men
Women who lack social ties have a greater likelihood of being obese, according to new UBC research published today in PLOS One. Men, on the other hand, were less likely to be obese if they lived alone and had a smaller social network.
Ground System for NASA’s Roman Space Telescope Completes Major Review
NASA’s Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope has just successfully completed a preliminary design review of the mission’s ground systems, including the Science Operations Center that will be hosted by the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, Maryland. This means the plan for science operations has met all of the design, schedule, and budget requirements. The mission will now proceed to the next phase: building the newly designed systems that will enable planning and scheduling of Roman observations and managing the resulting data.
SARS-CoV-2 screening strategies for safe reopening of college campuses
What The Study Did: This study defines the screening performance standards for SARS-CoV-2 tests that would permit the safe return of students to U.S. residential college campuses this fall.
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Targetable biological mechanisms implicated in emergent psychiatric conditions associated with SARS-CoV-2
Targetable biological mechanisms implicated in emergent psychiatric conditions associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection are discussed in this Viewpoint.
Surprising number of exoplanets could host life
Our solar system has one habitable planet — Earth. A new study shows other stars could have as many as seven Earth-like planets in the absence of a gas giant like Jupiter.
Diana D’Amico Pawlewicz’s book, Blaming Teachers: Professionalization Policies and the Failure of Reform in American History out Aug 14.
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Tiny plants crucial for sustaining dwindling water supplies: Global analysis
A global meta-analysis led by UNSW scientists shows tiny organisms that cover desert soils – so-called biocrusts – are critically important for supporting the world’s shrinking water supplies.
Continuing online instruction could contribute to widening achievement gaps by family income or socioeconomic status
The latest research from Notre Dame’s Chloe Gibbs explores how time spent in school affects children’s cognitive and non-cognitive outcomes. This research finds that more instructional time in the early years has important benefits for children over the short- and long-term, particularly children learning English and those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
[email protected] pediatrician @LisaGwynn, incoming president of #Florida chapter of the @AmerAcadPeds helped issue new guidance on #reopeningschools calling for safety and science to drive decisions.
Lisa Gwynn, D.O., M.B.A., is associate professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami Health Sytem, Miller School of Medicine (UMMSOM) and serves as Medical Director for the Pediatric Mobile Clinic, a program that provides…
Physicists Find Misaligned Carbon Sheets Yield Unparalleled Properties
A material composed of two one-atom-thick layers of carbon has grabbed the attention of physicists worldwide for its intriguing — and potentially exploitable — conductive properties.
COVID-19 Community Relief Funds raised more than $1 billion across U.S., research led by Lilly Family School of Philanthropy professor Laurie Paarlberg finds
COVID-19 relief funds at local United Ways and community foundations across the United States raised more than $1.05 billion and distributed at least $589 million to financially vulnerable individuals and nonprofits leading the pandemic response in their communities as of June 30.
Texas Cave Sediment Upends Meteorite Explanation for Global Cooling
Texas researchers from the University of Houston, Baylor University and Texas A&M University have discovered evidence for why the earth cooled dramatically 13,000 years ago, dropping temperatures by about 3 degrees Centigrade. The evidence is buried in a Central Texas cave, where horizons of sediment have preserved unique geochemical signatures from ancient volcanic eruptions — signatures previously mistaken for extraterrestrial impacts, researchers say.
COVID-19: Should children skip back-to-school checkups and vaccinations this year?
Even if your child will be doing virtual learning in the fall, annual checkups and vaccinations he or she would normally get around back-to-school time should not be deferred.
How human sperm really swim: New research challenges centuries-old assumption
A breakthrough in fertility science by researchers from Bristol and Mexico has shattered the universally accepted view of how sperm ‘swim’.
Study reveals COVID-19 transmission rate on trains
A study by scientists from the University of Southampton has examined the chances of catching COVID-19 in a train carriage carrying an infectious person.
Memory loss reversed or abated in those with cognitive decline
Latest research from Affirmativ Health succeeds in treating cognitive decline using personalized, precision medicine.
Pandemic leads to higher depression, anxiety and fear, studies show
The COVID-19 pandemic led to higher levels of depression, anxiety, suicidal tendencies and psychological trauma among American adults during the early months of its spread, according to three new studies published by University of Arkansas sociologists.
AANEM Creating Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship Application and Offer System
AANEM is excited to announce that it will be launching a Neuromuscular (NM) Medicine Fellowship Portal to make it easy for physicians interested in a NM fellowship to apply and for Training Program Directors to make offers for NM fellowships.
Scientists Explore Signals for a Quantum Universe
New research findings about the origin of structure in the universe could lead to more connections between cosmology and the study of quantum information.
NIH delivering new COVID-19 testing technologies to meet U.S. demand
The National Institutes of Health is investing $248.7 million in new technologies to address challenges associated with COVID-19 testing (which detects SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus).
Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine Receives Prestigious American Hospital Association Award for Community Health Work
The AHA Dick Davidson NOVA Award honors hospital-led collaborative efforts improving community health. The Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine was honored for its contributions through the Human Dimension program.
National Farmers Market Week Kicks Off Sunday, and D.C. Ranks #1 in the U.S.
Aug. 2-8 marks National Farmers Market Week! D.C. ranks number one for farmers markets among the 100 largest U.S. cities according to the 2020 American Fitness Index rankings published by ACSM and the Anthem Foundation. More than 8,600 farmers markets currently operate across the U.S., stimulating the local economy and providing access to nourishing food.
Youth with Diabetes Who are Involved in the Decision to Start Continuous Glucose Monitoring are More Likely to Continue Using It
In a new study published in Diabetes Care, researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have found that youth who are involved with the decision to start CGM are more likely to continue using the monitoring technology more than two months after starting. The findings suggest that children and adolescents who do not have a role in the decision are less likely to be satisfied with the device and use the device consistently.
NASA’s Webb Telescope Will Study Jupiter, Its Rings, and Two Intriguing Moons
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will have a challenging early assignment in the solar system: observe the largest, fastest-rotating planet—Jupiter—as well as its faint rings and two of the four Galilean satellites: icy Ganymede and fiery Io. In addition to laying groundwork for the rest of Webb’s mission, the ambitious program should yield new scientific insights, not only into the Jovian system, but also the geological history of Earth and exoplanet science.
Fat-Based Molecules are Key to Zika Virus Infection
Researchers from PNNL have helped colleagues at OHSU identify lipid molecules required for Zika infection in human cells. The specific lipids involved could also be a clue to why the virus primarily infects brain tissue.
Clinical Reference Laboratory Receives FDA Emergency Use Authorization for Best-in-Class Self-Collected COVID-19 Saliva Test
Today, Clinical Reference Laboratory (CRL), one of the largest privately held clinical testing laboratories in the U.S., announced that it received FDA Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) and is scaling up capacity for CRL Rapid Response™, a saliva-based COVID-19 RT-PCR test that can be self-collected at home, work or any other setting. The test, shown in CRL’s EUA studies to be more sensitive and accurate than the standard COVID-19 anterior nasal swab test, detects the presence of coronavirus in the saliva of the test taker. In addition, the test is more comfortable and easier to administer, is not “technique dependent” and virtually anyone can self-collect an adequate sample for testing, with test results available in 24-48 hours of receipt at CRL. CRL Rapid Response™ is ready for immediate commercial launch, making it the first large-scale service of its kind focused on the American workforce. Testing is critical to safely helping America get back to work, which is why CRL is offering
Wayne State-led team explores link between diabetes, obesity and liver disease
Faculty from Wayne State University’s Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences are leading a team of researchers to understand the causal relationships between diabetes, obesity and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in hopes of developing a treatment.
Over Six in Ten Likely Voters Currently Support Vote by Mail, Survey Says
Rutgers scholar Katherine Ognyanova is available to comment on the latest Rutgers-Harvard-Northeastern-Northwestern survey data on attitudes about mail-in voting, from The COVID-19 Consortium for Understanding the Public’s Policy Preferences Across States. The researchers surveyed 19,052 people across all 50 states plus…
Governors Still Ahead of President in Approval Ratings of COVID Management, Survey Says
Rutgers scholar Katherine Ognyanova is available to comment on the latest Rutgers-Harvard-Northeastern-Northwestern survey data from The COVID-19 Consortium for Understanding the Public’s Policy Preferences Across States. The researchers surveyed 19,052 people across all 50 states plus the District of Columbia from…
SHANNON FRATTAROLI NAMED DIRECTOR OF THE JOHNS HOPKINS CENTER FOR INJURY RESEARCH AND POLICY AT BLOOMBERG SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Shannon Frattaroli, PhD, MPH, a public health policy researcher with 20 years of experience in the field of injury prevention and associate professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, has been named the next director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy.
Berkeley Lab Part of Multi-Institutional Team Awarded $60M for Solar Fuels Research
The Department of Energy has awarded $60 million to a new solar fuels initiative – called the Liquid Sunlight Alliance (LiSA) – led by Caltech in close partnership with Berkeley Lab. LiSA will build on the foundational work of the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP).
Adjustable lordotic expandable vs static lateral lumbar interbody fusion devices
This article by Dr. Samantha Greeley et al. is published in The Open Orthopaedics Journal, Volume 14, 2020
New guidelines say breastfeeding is safe after anaesthesia
New guidelines published by the Association of Anaesthetists in the journal Anaesthesia , to coincide with the start of World Breast Feeding Week (1-7 August) say that breastfeeding is safe after the mother has had anaesthesia, as soon as she…
Insights on the gut microbiome could shape more powerful, precise treatment
Using real-world data and predictive models, investigators identify key factors that determine success of fecal microbiota transplantation
Mandatory country-wide BCG vaccination found to correlate with slower growth rates of COVID-19 cases
Mandated Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccination predicts flattened curves for the spread of COVID-19,
Youth more likely to stick with CGM if they are part of decision to start
New study by CHOP researchers finds having youth buy-in from the beginning helps ensure consistent use of continuous glucose monitoring
Reducing corticosteroid use in rheumatoid arthritis
Large multinational study evaluates early discontinuation
Minimally invasive percutaneous treatment for osteoid osteoma of the spine
This article by Dr. Giuseppe Mariniello et al. is published in The Open Neurology Journal, Volume 14, 2020
Low-cost moist heat treatment of N95 masks eliminates SARS-CoV-2, bacteria
A new study shows that moist heat treatment of N95 masks eliminates severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and bacteria, which would allow reuse of these scarce resources. The study is published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) .…
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Satellite survey shows California’s sinking coastal hotspots
A majority of the world population lives on low lying lands near the sea, some of which are predicted to submerge by the end of the 21st century due to rising sea levels. The most relevant quantity for assessing the…
A simple screening process may enhance monoclonal antibody-based drug development
A single molecular descriptor to predict solution behavior of therapeutic antibodies
Laughter acts as a stress buffer — and even smiling helps
People who laugh frequently in their everyday lives may be better equipped to deal with stressful events – although this does not seem to apply to the intensity of laughter.