As Deaths Mount, China Tries to Speed Up Coronavirus Testing

Dr. Zhang Xiaochun, who works in a hospital in Wuhan, was in dismay. Her patient had been running a fever for nine days, and a CT scan showed signs of pneumonia — symptoms of the new coronavirus sweeping across the central Chinese city. But a test to confirm the diagnosis would take at least two…

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A new cross-border science journalism initiative for Latin America

SEATTLE (Feb. 10, 2020) — InquireFirst is pleased to announce a new initiative to encourage crossborder reporting on science, health and the environment by Latin American journalists. A partnership with The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Department of Science Education, the Cross-Border Science Journalism Project will launch this month with the awarding of financial support…

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NCCN 2020 Annual Conference: Celebrating 25 years of NCCN

The NCCN 2020 Annual Conference: Celebrating 25 Years of NCCN is a three-day, in-person conference featuring more than 30 educational sessions on state-of-the-art practices in cancer care. Leading oncology experts will present on new and emerging therapies, controversies in treatment, and best practices in delivering oncology care. Join the conversation online with the hashtag #NCCN2020.…

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CCNY chemists develop safer hydrogenation processes

Safe and environmentally-friendly hydrogen gas on demand could be on the horizon following a new «hydrogenation» chemical process in development at The City College of New York. Led by Mahesh K. Lakshman, the research uniquely bypasses the need for an external source of hydrogen gas to accomplish a wide range of hydrogenations. It appears as…

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Interactive map shows worldwide spread of coronavirus

As scientists pin down the origin, governments enact prevention measures and labs look for a cure, news about the outbreak of the novel coronavirus often comes down to two questions: where and how many people are infected? A new interactive map from University of Washington geographer Bo Zhao aims to answer those questions in real…

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New study examines ways to improve cancer literacy in young students

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 10, 2020) — A new study led by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers suggests that implementing cancer education curricula in middle and high schools may improve cancer literacy in Kentuckians and ultimately help reduce cancer rates. The study, published in the Journal of Cancer Education, included 349 middle and high…

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Study: To slow an epidemic, focus on handwashing

A new study estimates that improving the rates of handwashing by travelers passing through just 10 of the world’s leading airports could significantly reduce the spread of many infectious diseases. And the greater the improvement in people’s handwashing habits at airports, the more dramatic the effect on slowing the disease, the researchers found. The findings,…

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CU Center for Midwifery Longmont announces partnership with Mothers’ Milk Bank

The University of Colorado College of Nursing’s Center for Midwifery — Longmont (CFM-Longmont) practice is partnering with Mother’s Milk Bank (MMB) as one of the milk bank’s newest human milk donation locations in the Denver metro area, and the first in the city of Longmont. To celebrate, CFM-Longmont will be hosting a kick-off reception at…

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