Utilizing telemedicine in the ER can reduce wait times and patient length of stay

INFORMS Journal Information Systems Research New Study Key Takeaways: Increasing telemedicine availability in the emergency room (ER) significantly reduces the average patients’ hospital stay. Using telemedicine if there is a demand surge or supply shortage rapidly decreases ER hospital stays. Using telemedicine to reduce a patient’s length of stay is a result of the reduction…

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Yang receives funding for services in support of COVID-19 mitigation mapping events

Chaowei Yang, Professor, Director, NSF Spatiotemporal Innovation Center, Geography and Geoinformation Science, received $90,000 from the U.S. Department of State for a project in which researchers at Mason, Harvard, and Colorado State University will address the role of spatiotemporal geospatial data in understanding and mitigating impacts from the global COVID-19 pandemic. The research will focus…

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Drug repurposing

University of New Mexico researchers who combed through a “library” of previously approved drugs believe they have identified a medication with the potential to help speed a patient’s recovery from SARS-CoV-2 infection. “The gist of it is we think we found a drug that is on par with remdesivir and is much cheaper,” said Tudor…

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Octopus-inspired sucker transfers thin, delicate tissue grafts and biosensors

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Thin tissue grafts and flexible electronics have a host of applications for wound healing, regenerative medicine and biosensing. A new device inspired by an octopus’s sucker rapidly transfers delicate tissue or electronic sheets to the patient, overcoming a key barrier to clinical application, according to researchers at the University of Illinois at…

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National Science Foundation Convergence Accelerator awards $1 million grant to team

A Rochester Institute of Technology researcher is part of a team that has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to use artificial intelligence to better understand the role of facial expressions in signed and spoken languages. As part of the project, researchers will develop an application to teach American Sign Language learners about associated…

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