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Newswise: Charging Up the Development of Lithium-Ion Batteries

Article ID: 720882

Charging Up the Development of Lithium-Ion Batteries

Department of Energy, Office of Science

On October 9, the Nobel committee recognized work in developing lithium-ion batteries. These batteries have enabled a huge number of advances, including mobile phones and plug-in electric vehicles. The DOE Office of Science is proud to have supported research by Drs. Whittingham and Goodenough and to have funded research by many scientists who have built upon their innovations.

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16-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 720753

Do I Need to Be Tested for the Flu?

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Barbara Masser, MD, Medical Director of Ambulatory Emergency Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, shares some insight on whether or not you may need a flu test.

Released:
15-Oct-2019 10:05 AM EDT

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Infectious Diseases, Public Health, Vaccines, Influenza,

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English

Newswise: Rutgers Native American Experts Weigh in on Columbus Day vs. Indigenous Peoples Day Debate

Article ID: 720582

Rutgers Native American Experts Weigh in on Columbus Day vs. Indigenous Peoples Day Debate

Rutgers University

Camilla Townsend, a history professor in the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University-New Brunswick whose research focuses on the relationship between indigenous people and Europeans throughout the Americas, says there is room for both holidays.

Released:
11-Oct-2019 10:20 AM EDT

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Newswise: What You Need to Know About Vaping-Associated Lung Injury

Article ID: 720417

What You Need to Know About Vaping-Associated Lung Injury

Nuvance Health

Vaping-associated lung injury is a condition characterized by lung inflammation and damage that can lead to respiratory failure and death. Symptoms include shortness of breath, cough, and chest pain, as well as fatigue, fever, and weight loss. Many patients report gastrointestinal symptoms too. Healthcare experts are urging people to avoid vaping because the exact cause of vaping-associated lung injury is unknown. People who are using vaping products — especially young people, who have been most frequently affected by the condition — should closely monitor their health and seek immediate medical care if they develop symptoms.

Released:
10-Oct-2019 8:15 AM EDT
Newswise: While There’s No Cure for Osteoarthritis, Its Symptoms Can Be Managed

Article ID: 720452

While There’s No Cure for Osteoarthritis, Its Symptoms Can Be Managed

Wake Forest Baptist Health

Osteoarthritis can produce joint pain and stiffness sufficient to limit and even prohibit the performance of everyday tasks. It becomes more common with age, once it starts it typically gets worse and there’s no known cure. But there are therapies that can relieve pain and maintain joint function.

Released:
10-Oct-2019 6:00 AM EDT

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Arthritis, Bone Health,

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English

Newswise: The Medical Minute: Hand Sanitizers Effective, but Handwashing Is Better

Article ID: 720468

The Medical Minute: Hand Sanitizers Effective, but Handwashing Is Better

Penn State Health

Hand sanitizers are convenient alternatives to handwashing, and they do work. But when it comes to keeping germs away as we enter the cold and flu season, nothing beats a good scrubbing with soap and water.

Released:
9-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Digital Forensics Professor Coauthors Book on Improving Cloud Security Auditing

Article ID: 720458

Digital Forensics Professor Coauthors Book on Improving Cloud Security Auditing

University at Albany, State University of New York

Companies and consumers alike are increasingly turning to cloud infrastructures to store and protect their data. The cybersecurity risks associated with the technology are growing – and demand a more robust response from industry to confront them. That’s according to the School of Business’s Suryadipta Majumdar, a coauthor of a book published in September on cloud security auditing. Majumdar, an assistant professor of information security and digital forensics, said that the book addresses privacy and security concerns related to cloud platforms and solutions yet offers best practices and solutions to help businesses overcome them.

Released:
9-Oct-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Exploring Mysteries of the Universe

Article ID: 720366

Exploring Mysteries of the Universe

University of Delaware

The University of Delaware's Swati Singh is using quantum systems to understand astrophysical phenomena and has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to advance her work.

Released:
8-Oct-2019 10:40 AM EDT
Newswise: 3D Mammograms: Are They Worth It?

Article ID: 720247

3D Mammograms: Are They Worth It?

Cedars-Sinai

As 3D mammography, also called digital breast tomosynthesis, has become more available nationwide, a big question many women face is whether they should step up and get one. Are they safe, more effective and for every woman?

Released:
8-Oct-2019 8:05 AM EDT

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