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Striking Vulnerability to COVID-19 Found in Diabetics
Research
Striking Vulnerability to COVID-19 Found in Diabetics
2021-07-22 12:32:27
by Reece Nations

One of the more disturbing trends of the still ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is the susceptibility of diabetic Americans to the virus. Researchers at The University of Texas at El Paso conducted a study that indicates unmanaged diabetes is a decisive... Read More

Researchers Find COVID can Cause Disruption in the Brain
Science
Researchers Find COVID can Cause Disruption in the Brain
2021-07-16 13:49:29
by Alexa Hornbeck

Stanford researchers recently published a study which examines the brains of those who died from COVID-19, finding they resembled those with Alzheimer's disease and other degenerative conditions.  “We want to understand how the brain responds to this virus and people with... Read More

Device Taps Brain Waves to Help Paralyzed Man Communicate
Science
Device Taps Brain Waves to Help Paralyzed Man Communicate

In a medical first, researchers harnessed the brain waves of a paralyzed man unable to speak — and turned what he intended to say into sentences on a computer screen. It will take years of additional research but the study,... Read More

Virologists Urge Finding COVID-19’s Origin To Prevent Future Pandemics
Congress
Virologists Urge Finding COVID-19’s Origin To Prevent Future Pandemics
2021-07-14 21:15:58
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- A congressional panel called a group of virologists together Wednesday to figure out the source of the COVID-19 virus but ended their hearing by concluding they still don’t know. However, they did agree the virus that has killed... Read More

DeGette, Bucshon Lead Bipartisan Push to Improve Diagnostic Testing
Health
DeGette, Bucshon Lead Bipartisan Push to Improve Diagnostic Testing
2021-07-14 20:00:54
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON - Reps. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., and Dr. Larry Bucshon, R-Ind., are leading a renewed bipartisan drive to improve the nation’s diagnostic testing capabilities and ensure hospitals and laboratories across the country are better able to respond to future national... Read More

Plant-Based Plastic Cutlery Rarely Gets Composted. This Advance Could Give it a new Purpose.
Science
Plant-Based Plastic Cutlery Rarely Gets Composted. This Advance Could Give it a new Purpose.
2021-07-13 23:09:08
by Anthropocene

This article is by Prachi Patel and was originally published by Anthropocene magazine. Using compostable forks and spoons might soothe an environmentalist’s soul, but the reality is that most of this cutlery ends up in landfills, where it sits around just like conventional... Read More

Rapid PCR Testing Needed as More COVID Variants Emerge
Health
Rapid PCR Testing Needed as More COVID Variants Emerge
2021-07-07 13:59:10
by Alexa Hornbeck

The U.S. is experiencing a decline in COVID-19 testing and vaccinations continue as the emergence of new variants like Delta or Lambda have spurred the need for PCR testing devices. “Many companies have reported a fall off of testing with... Read More

Small Dog Research Center Opens in Kansas
Research
Small Dog Research Center Opens in Kansas
2021-06-25 11:54:15
by Ansley Puckett

TOPEKA, Kan. - The American pet food company Hill’s Pet Nutrition opened its new Small Paws Innovation Center in Topeka, Kansas, on Wednesday.   The 25,000-square foot nutrition center will focus completely on the nutrition needs of small dogs, which make... Read More

NIH Says Cannabis Use Could Increase Suicidal Thoughts in Young Adults
Research
NIH Says Cannabis Use Could Increase Suicidal Thoughts in Young Adults
2021-06-23 14:20:13
by Brock Blasdell

The National Institutes of Health now believes cannabis use, regardless of frequency, could be associated with increased thoughts of suicide among young adults.  In a study released Tuesday, the finding involving over 280,000 young adults found a statistical association between... Read More

After 9 Years and $10M, Georgia Spaceport Nears FAA Approval
In The States
After 9 Years and $10M, Georgia Spaceport Nears FAA Approval

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — After nine years of planning and $10 million invested by local taxpayers, county officials in Georgia's coastal southeast corner came a big step closer Thursday to winning federal approval of a project engineered to literally inject... Read More

Study Offers Insight into Combating Male Infertility
Health
Study Offers Insight into Combating Male Infertility
2021-06-16 14:12:17
by Alexa Hornbeck

Researchers from the Guangzhou Women and Children's Medical Center in China published a study this week in the medical journal Development, offering new insight into preventing infertility in men.  Currently, at least 30 million men worldwide are infertile, and one... Read More

Giving Wallabies a ‘Head Start’ From Feral Cats Doubled Their Population
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Giving Wallabies a ‘Head Start’ From Feral Cats Doubled Their Population
2021-06-15 15:38:28
by Anthropocene

This article is by Emma Bryce and was originally published by Anthropocene magazine. Conservationists working to protect endangered animals often struggle with protecting the most vulnerable from predation. But instead of working to decrease predator numbers, one research group studying... Read More

More Evidence Suggests COVID-19 Was in US by Christmas 2019
Research
More Evidence Suggests COVID-19 Was in US by Christmas 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — A new analysis of blood samples from 24,000 Americans taken early last year is the latest and largest study to suggest that the new coronavirus popped up in the U.S. in December 2019 — weeks before... Read More

Novavax: Large Study Finds COVID-19 Shot About 90% Effective
Health
Novavax: Large Study Finds COVID-19 Shot About 90% Effective

Vaccine maker Novavax said Monday its COVID-19 shot was highly effective against the disease and also protected against variants in a large study in the U.S. and Mexico, potentially offering the world yet another weapon against the virus at a... Read More

Lawmakers Seek to Build, Diversify STEM Workforce
Technology
Lawmakers Seek to Build, Diversify STEM Workforce
2021-06-09 17:40:55
by Alexa Hornbeck

Zharia Akeem, 19-year-old student at Tufts University, said that after being accepted into its Bridge to Engineering Success program she saw a need to help and bridge the gap between engineering research and minority communities.  “I am the only person... Read More

Researchers Repurpose a Medical Tool to Expose Seafood Fraud
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Researchers Repurpose a Medical Tool to Expose Seafood Fraud
2021-06-08 22:16:32
by Anthropocene

This article is by Emma Bryce and was originally published by Anthropocene magazine. Researchers have discovered that a medical device used to detect cancer in humans can also be employed to detect mislabeled seafood, and other meats—with 100% accuracy. The... Read More

FDA Approves Controversial Alzheimer’s Drug Despite Potential Harm
Health
FDA Approves Controversial Alzheimer’s Drug Despite Potential Harm
2021-06-07 19:38:35
by Reece Nations

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration on Monday granted its approval to aducanumab, an Alzheimer’s treatment developed by Biogen for use in patients, despite mixed clinical trial results for the drug.  Prescribed under the brand name “Aduhelm,”... Read More

Here’s Something to Chew on: Researchers Turn Food Scraps Into Materials Stronger Than Concrete
In The News
Here’s Something to Chew on: Researchers Turn Food Scraps Into Materials Stronger Than Concrete
2021-05-27 21:23:00
by Anthropocene

This article is by Prachi Patel and was originally published by Anthropocene magazine. Why compost food scraps when you can make concrete with them? It’s not quite that simple, but researchers have found a way to turn fruit and vegetable... Read More

Storytelling Increases Oxytocin in Children Admitted to ICU
Mental Health
Storytelling Increases Oxytocin in Children Admitted to ICU
2021-05-26 20:24:12
by Alexa Hornbeck

A study published this week indicates that just one session of storytelling can increase oxytocin, reduce cortisol and pain, and promote positive emotional shifts in children admitted into an intensive care unit. “As a storyteller myself I decided to investigate... Read More

Study Finds Smartwatch Data Able to Predict Blood Test Results
Technology
Study Finds Smartwatch Data Able to Predict Blood Test Results
2021-05-25 19:03:43
by Alexa Hornbeck

Researchers from Stanford University published the results of a study Monday which found smartwatches can signal physiological changes, such as a change in red blood cell count, as well as early signs of dehydration, anemia and illness.  The study is... Read More

Researchers Experiment With “Morphing” Food to Enable More Sustainable Packaging. Behold, Flat-packed 3D Pasta
Science
Researchers Experiment With “Morphing” Food to Enable More Sustainable Packaging. Behold, Flat-packed 3D Pasta
2021-05-25 18:30:00
by Anthropocene

This article is by Emma Bryce and was originally published by Anthropocene magazine. From conch-shaped pasta shells and the jaunty bow ties of farfalle, pasta in its various forms has become a culinary staple in millions of homes. But its... Read More

Scientists Analyze Dry-Sanitizing Device for Reusable PPE
Research
Scientists Analyze Dry-Sanitizing Device for Reusable PPE
2021-05-24 18:12:49
by TWN Staff

In response to the global need for effective sterilization techniques, researchers from the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory collaborated on a study evaluating the efficacy of a dry-sanitizing device. Subhash Verma, Ph.D., associate... Read More

NOAA Says Another Active Atlantic Hurricane Season is Expected in 2021
Weather
NOAA Says Another Active Atlantic Hurricane Season is Expected in 2021
2021-05-21 17:08:24
by TWN Staff

NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is predicting another above-normal Atlantic hurricane season. Forecasters predict a 60% chance of an above-normal season, a 30% chance of a near-normal season, and a 10% chance of a below-normal season. However, experts do not anticipate... Read More

The Knowns, And Known Unknowns of Achieving a National-Scale Renewable Electric Grid
Energy
The Knowns, And Known Unknowns of Achieving a National-Scale Renewable Electric Grid
2021-05-19 18:51:09
by TWN Staff

As the Biden administration continues to push for a deal on an infrastructure bill that includes a sweeping number of renewable energy related projects, a team of researchers at the Department of Energy say they have growing confidence that reliable,... Read More

Malta and Duke Energy to Study Converting Coal Units into Energy Storage Facilities
Energy
Malta and Duke Energy to Study Converting Coal Units into Energy Storage Facilities
2021-05-19 17:09:27
by TWN Staff

Malta Inc. and Duke Energy will study the socioeconomic, environmental and operational benefits of converting retiring coal units into long-duration, zero-emissions energy storage systems by integrating Malta’s pumped heat energy storage system into existing infrastructure at a Duke Energy coal... Read More

Researchers Conduct Survey to Understand Menstruation Changes from COVID-19 Vaccine
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Researchers Conduct Survey to Understand Menstruation Changes from COVID-19 Vaccine
2021-05-19 14:14:10
by Alexa Hornbeck

Questions are emerging as to whether women's menstrual cycles are impacted by COVID-19 vaccines, and two women researchers are conducting a survey to figure out if there are impacts and if so, why they are happening. “A lot of people... Read More

Countdown Begins to Discover Where Columbus Came From
Science
Countdown Begins to Discover Where Columbus Came From

MADRID (AP) — Was Christopher Columbus really from Genoa, in Italy? Or was he Spanish? Or, as some other theories have it, was he Portuguese or Croatian or even Polish?  A definitive answer to the question of where the famous... Read More

The World Needs a Standard Tool to Compare Species Conservation Efforts. An International Team Just Built One.
Environment
The World Needs a Standard Tool to Compare Species Conservation Efforts. An International Team Just Built One.
2021-05-18 21:31:00
by Anthropocene

This article is by Berly McCoy and was originally published by Anthropocene magazine. In 2010, the Convention on Biodiversity proposed a list of 20 targets aimed at preserving global biodiversity—from increasing public awareness to preventing species extinctions. The targets were part of... Read More

Researchers Developing Sensor Able to Detect COVID-19 in the Air
Health
Researchers Developing Sensor Able to Detect COVID-19 in the Air
2021-05-12 13:35:42
by Alexa Hornbeck

Researchers from Emory University are working on a National Institutes of Health-supported project to develop a sensor capable of detecting COVID-19 in the air, called Rolosense.  “It’s tricky to anticipate what the real-world implementation will be of this technology, but... Read More

Study: Children up to Age 9 Unlikely to Spread COVID-19
Research
Study: Children up to Age 9 Unlikely to Spread COVID-19
2021-05-12 12:54:40
by Alexa Hornbeck

According to a recent study which followed a cohort of Israeli children there is little chance that kids up to age 9 will spread COVID-19 while returning to school.    “The main question was whether school reopening was accompanied by higher... Read More

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