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Wuhan Study Shows Lying Face Down Improves Breathing in Severe COVID-19

In a new study of patients with severe COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) hospitalized on ventilators, researchers found that lying face down was better for the lungs. The research letter was published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. In “Lung Recruitability in SARS–CoV-2 Associated Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: A Single-Center, Observational Study,” Haibo...

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The Global Supply Chain Is Breaking Under the COVID-19 Pandemic

From medical equipment shortages to panic-buying, the links in supply chains are breaking but will serve as valuable learning lessons for the future, said Ednilson Bernardes, professor and program coordinator of the Global Supply Chain Management program, West Virginia University John Chambers College of Business and Economics. A Brazilian Air Force veteran, Bernardes worked for the world’s third largest aircraft...

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Lab Researchers Aid COVID-19 Response in Antibody, Anti-Viral Research

  Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) are combining artificial intelligence/machine learning, bioinformatics and supercomputing to help discover candidates for new antibodies and pharmaceutical drugs to combat COVID-19. Backed by five high performance computing (HPC) clusters and years of expertise in vaccine and countermeasure development, a COVID-19 response team of LLNL researchers from various...

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Retail Workers ‘Heroes’ in Pandemic, but Need Healthcare

The coronavirus pandemic is putting significant pressure on some retailers to expand their workforce and adapt to growing demands for essential goods, such as pharmacy products, food, and take out dining. Companies like Walmart, CVS and Amazon, have all announced plans to hire tens, sometimes hundreds of thousands of new employees. Patricia Campos-Medina, is co-director...

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Impact Coronavirus Could Have on the Grocery Industry

Physical distancing due to the coronavirus threat is at the root of the the online grocery delivery trend, but that doesn’t mean it, or other consumer habits adopted out of necessity, will completely go away once the pandemic has been contained, say John L. Stanton, Ph.D., professor of food marketing and Ernest Baskin, Ph.D., assistant professor of...

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Public Health Leadership Paramount to Emerging Coronavirus Pandemic

For decades, public health officials have directed the containment of emerging pandemics – perhaps most notably – the worldwide eradication of smallpox starting in the early to mid-1960s. Since then, surveillance systems have increased in number and sophistication with advances in data collection, analysis, and communication. From influenza to smallpox, the establishment of systematic reporting...

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Study Reveals Secret of 18th-Century Portrait

Russian researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Kurnakov Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry of RAS, and Russia’s famed Tretyakov Gallery have conducted a comprehensive preconservation study of “The Portrait of F.P. Makerovsky in a Masquerade Costume” (1789) by the Russian painter Dmitry Levitsky. The paper was published in the journal Heritage Science....

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Aboriginal Scars from Frontier Wars

Hundreds of Aboriginal men who became native mounted police in colonial Australia carried a significant burden of responsibility for law and order for white settlers in Queensland and other settlements. A long-running ARC-funded archaeology project has turned the lens on the recruitment to the Queensland Native Mounted Police and their part in the violent ‘frontier...

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Professor Seeks Independent Agency to Tackle Abuse in Elite Youth Sport

An independent investigative as well as an international offender database are needed to tackle allegations of abuse in elite youth sport properly, urges a McMaster University expert, in an editorial published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Much is being done to protect young athletes, but “there are still significant gaps,” says Margo Mountjoy,...

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How People Investigate — or Don’t — Fake News on Twitter and Facebook

Social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter, provide people with a lot of information, but it’s getting harder and harder to tell what’s real and what’s not. Researchers at the University of Washington wanted to know how people investigated potentially suspicious posts on their own feeds. The team watched 25 participants scroll through their...