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University of New South Wales: The Rhythm of the Night - Music for a Good Night's Sleep
SYDNEY, Australia, April 6 -- The University of New South Wales issued the following news release:

UNSW PhD candidate Thomas Dickson is researching the ways music can help people fall asleep.

Developing a habit of listening to music at bedtime for at least a month can have a positive effect on your sleep patterns, says Thomas Dickson, a PhD candidate at UNSW Arts & Social Sciences.

Music changes "trying to sleep" from a stressful experience to a pleasant one, as well as inducing relaxation by encouraging muscular sedation that puts the body into a sleepier state, his research found.

"I'm very ... Show Full Article

University of Melbourne: Climate-Related Disasters Increase Risks of Conflict in Vulnerable Countries, Research Shows
MELBOURNE, Australia, April 6 -- The University of Melbourne issued the following news:

Researchers have found strong evidence that the risk for armed conflict is higher after a climate-related disaster, but only in vulnerable countries.

Lead author Tobias Ide from the University of Melbourne said the disasters include storms, floods and droughts - the frequency and intensity of which will increase in the future, due to climate change.

"Bushfires in Australia will not spark a civil war as the state is democratic and able to provide relief," said DECRA Fellow Dr Ide. "But when it comes to droughts ... Show Full Article

Tel Aviv University: Donated Equipment Aids in Urgent Coronavirus Research
TEL AVIV, Israel, April 6 -- Tel Aviv University issued the following news:

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- Shmunis family gift ramps up the scientific capabilities of the School of Molecular Cell Biology and Biotechnology

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With COVID-19 coronavirus infections surging in Israel and worldwide, TAU biomedical specialists have dropped everything to push forward the fight against the virus. Eleven teams at the School of Molecular Cell Biology and Biotechnology are working to expand the arsenal of vaccines, drugs, testing methods and public health insights aimed at saving lives.

Now, a significant and timely gift ... Show Full Article

Tel Aviv University Sets Up Emergency Lab to Expand COVID-19 Testing
TEL AVIV, Israel, April 6 -- Tel Aviv University issued the following news on April 5:

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- The specialized lab, run by TAU researchers and graduate students, was built in 3 days

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Tel Aviv University has built an emergency COVID-19 testing lab, which will allow Israel to perform an additional 2,000 coronavirus tests per day. The new facility was born virtually overnight of the interdisciplinary efforts of TAU researchers, graduate students and management staff of the Sackler Faculty of Medicine and the George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences.

Construction for the lab began on Tuesday, ... Show Full Article

More People Are Worried About Food, Friends and Family Than Getting Ill From COVID-19
LONDON, England, April 6 -- The University College London issued the following news:

Concerns about getting food and for friends and family rank highly for most people, according to the first wave of results from UCL's Covid-19 study on adults' psychological and social experiences.

The study also finds that and one in four people say they have had no exercise or even gentle physical activity in the past day.

To date, over 47,000 participants have signed up to take part in the internet study, which launched two weeks ago led by Dr Daisy Fancourt and Professor Andrew Steptoe (UCL Epidemiology ... Show Full Article

Baylor University Environmental Scientist to Speak at Pandemics Webinar Presented by World Health Organization, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
WACO, Texas, April 6 -- Baylor University issued the following news:

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- Event will focus on the need for stronger coordination among disaster managers and health workers during pandemics such as COVID-19

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Benjamin Ryan, Ph.D., clinical associate professor of environmental science at Baylor University, will be a keynote speaker at a global webinar presented by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and the World Health Organization at 8 a.m. Tuesday, April 7.

The webinar -- "Resilience of local governments: A multi-sectoral approach to integrate public health ... Show Full Article

Bar-Ilan University: Researchers Work Around the Clock on Coronavirus-Related Study
RAMAT GAN, Israel, April 6 -- Bar-Ilan University issued the following news:

Approximately 30 teams from Bar-Ilan University are working around the clock on research projects related to the coronavirus. This extensive activity is being led by University President Prof. Arie Zaban and Vice President of Research Prof. Shulamit Michaeli, who have identified the value of interdisciplinary research that addresses a variety of aspects - from scientific-medical to social psychological - related to the virus.

Developing a vaccine, bacteria-resistant fabrics, rapid detection, and mathematical models detailing ... Show Full Article