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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving New York Newsletter for Sunday April 19, 2020 ( 142 items )  

12 Governors Issue Executive Orders to Remove Physician Supervision of Nurse Anesthetists: American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
PARK RIDGE, Illinois, April 15 -- The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists issued the following news release on April 14: To date, 12 state governors have issued executive orders to suspend restrictions on full scope of practice for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs). The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) supports these positive actions to enhance access to care for patients with COVID-19. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo removed physician supervision of CRNAs   more

A Better Balance: Our Open Letter to the Poultry Industry - Poultry Workers Need Stronger Protections Now!
NEW YORK, April 17 -- A Better Balance, a legal advocacy organization, issued the following news release: In an open letter released, A Better Balance, Oxfam, and other labor and health advocacy leaders call on the poultry industry to put into place stronger safety measures and protections for its workers. The recent alarming news that COVID-19 is spreading in poultry plants has highlighted the urgent need for action to ensure the U.S.'s 250,000 poultry workers--who are too often overlooked and  more

Academy of Management Global Proceedings Journal Issues Research Articles in April 2020 Edition
BRIARCLIFF MANOR, New York, April 17 -- The Academy of Management Global Proceedings, a journal from the Academy of Management, published research articles, including the following topics, in its April 2020 edition: * Breaking with Tradition: Open Innovation as an Enabler for Responsible Innovation * Business School Facultys Subjective Well-Being: A Qualitative Study from an Emerging Economy * Comparative Analysis of Latin American SOEs Internationalization: Exploring the Effects of Subnation  more

Academy of Management Review Journal Issues Research Articles in Januray 2020 Issue
BRIARCLIFF MANOR, New York, April 14 -- The Academy of Management Review, a peer-reviewed journal from the Academy of Management that says it features theoretical insights that advance the understanding of management and organization, published research articles on the following topics in its January 2020 issue: * "My Company Is Friendly," "Mine's a Rebel": Anthropomorphism and Shifting Organizational Identity From "What" to "Who" * Blessing and a Curse: How CEOs' Trait Empathy Affects Their M  more

ACLU of Michigan Urges Governor Gretchen Whitmer to Release Vulnerable People From Prisons to Stop the Spread of COVID-19
DETROIT, Michigan, April 17 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan issued the following news release: Following a new Detroit Free Press analysis that the COVID-19 infection rate at the Parnall Correctional Facility in Jackson exceeds that of jails in New York and Chicago that had reached crisis level, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan (ACLU) is urging Governor Gretchen Whitmer and state leaders to release elderly and medically vulnerable people from prisons. The ACLU al  more

ACLU Probes COVID-19 Location Tracking Efforts, Releases Principles
NEW YORK, April 17 -- The American Civil Liberties Union, a 501(c)3 non-profit that works to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the U.S., issued the following news release on April 16: The American Civil Liberties Union released a set of technology principles against which developers, policymakers, and the public can judge any technology-assisted contact-tracing apps and proposals for COVID-19. Together with the ACLU of Massachuset  more

Ad Council Announces First Private Marketplace, Empowering Media Companies to Donate Digital Inventory in Support of COVID-19 Efforts
NEW YORK, April 17 -- The Advertising Council issued the following news release: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ad Council, in partnership with Cadreon and The Trade Desk, announced the launch of the first Ad Council Private Marketplace (PMP), which will give publishers and media companies the opportunity to donate digital media inventory in support of the Ad Council's COVID-19 digital public service ads (PSAs). Receiving donated media through a private marketplace is a first for th  more

Advertising Council and WWE Partner to Launch National PSAs
NEW YORK, April 14 -- The Advertising Council issued the following news release: As an extension of Ad Council's ongoing efforts to ensure the American public is receiving critical and vetted information during the COVID-19 pandemic, the national nonprofit has partnered with global entertainment company WWE to launch a new suite of PSAs featuring WWE Champion Drew McIntyre, NXT Women's Champion Charlotte Flair and WWE Superstar Kofi Kingston that stress the importance of practicing good hygiene  more

Aesthetic Surgery Journal Issues Research Articles in April 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, April 15 -- The Aesthetic Surgery Journal, a peer-reviewed international journal from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery that says it focuses on scientific developments and clinical techniques in aesthetic surgery, published research articles, including the following topics, in its April 2020 edition: * Optimal Facelift Vector and its Relation to Zygomaticus Major Orientation * Sub-SMAS Transposition of the Buccal Fat Pad Rhinoplasty: * The Effect of Autologous Fat   more

American College of Chest Physicians: Clinician-to-Hospital Matching System Launched in Response to Emerging COVID-19 Hotspots
GLENVIEW, Illinois, April 15 -- The American College of Chest Physicians issued the following news release: The Clinician Matching Network platform, a national-level clearinghouse designed to match qualified medical staff with hospitals and communities overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic, was launched through the joint efforts of the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), the American Thoracic Society (ATS), and PA Consulting. In response to the need for additional staffing support   more

American College of Surgeons: COVID-19 Response Plan Addresses Unique Challenges for Rural Hospitals and Health Systems
CHICAGO, Illinois, April 14 -- The American College of Surgeons issued the following news release: Major metropolitan areas such as New York, Seattle, and Detroit have dominated news of the COVID-19 outbreak, but rural hospitals and health care systems must also prepare for a surge of coronavirus patients. Surgeons at one rural health care system on both sides of the New York-Pennsylvania border have reported on their preparedness response plan for dealing with the COVID-19 surge in an "article  more

American Diabetes Association: Insulin Co-Pays Capped at $100 for New Yorkers With Diabetes
ARLINGTON, Virginia, April 14 -- The American Diabetes Association issued the following statement on April 13: Recently, New York State Senate Bill 7506-B (S7506B) was signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo as part of the 2020 New York State Budget. A provision in the law limits cost sharing for insulin to $100 per 30-day supply for those with state-regulated commercial insurance, a measure supported by the American Diabetes Association (ADA). The new law will take effect as plans are issued   more

American Jewish Congress: Supporting the 'Expanding Medical Partnerships With Israel to Lessen Dependence on China Act'
NEW YORK, April 18 -- The American Jewish Congress issued the following statement: The American Jewish Congress welcomes the bipartisan initiative of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) to push for enhanced American-Israeli partnerships in the fight against COVID-19. Israel is a leader in the medical field, with incredible contributions that have benefited the entire world. Increased cooperation between American companies and their Israeli counterparts could potentially lead to i  more

American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine Issues Research Articles in April 15, 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, April 15 -- The American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, a journal from the American Thoracic Society that says it focuses on human biology and disease, as well as animal and in vitro studies, published research articles, including the following topics, in its April 15, 2020 edition: * Diagnosis and Detection of Sarcoidosis. An Official American Thoracic Society Clinical Practice Guideline Original Articles: * Is Computed Tomography Airway Count Related to Asthma  more

American National Standards Institute and European Standards Organization Leaders Discuss Strategic Approach to International Cooperation
NEW YORK, April 17 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: As part of a longstanding dialogue on transatlantic cooperation in standardization, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the European Standards Organizations (ESOs) - CEN, CENELEC, and ETSI - recently met at ANSI's Washington, DC, headquarters for collaborative discussions. A number of U.S. standards development organizations, ANSI members, and representatives of industry and gover  more

American National Standards Institute Federation Members Offer Podcasts, Industry Resources in COVID-19 Response
NEW YORK, April 18 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: The ANSI Federation and standardization community are stepping up with guidance, resources, and initiatives to support public health, safety, and infrastructure during the COVID-19 outbreak. ANSI is monitoring, sharing, and promoting appropriate news to highlight these efforts. Suggestions for news items may be submitted to pr@ansi.org. All submissions are published at ANSI's discretion. ASHRAE E  more

American National Standards Institute Releases 2020 First Quarter Edition of ANSI in China Newsletter
NEW YORK, April 17 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: The American National Standards Institute's (ANSI) international policy department has released the 2020 first quarter edition of its ANSI in China Newsletter, a resource for updates on technical activities, policy decisions, trade matters, and other information of interest to ANSI members operating in or interacting with China. The English version of the newsletter is available exclusively to ANS  more

American National Standards Institute: ANSI National Accreditation Board Awarded Contract for Louisiana Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program
NEW YORK, April 16 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: The Department of Environmental Quality of the State of Louisiana has awarded a three-year contract to the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) to provide laboratory assessments for the Louisiana Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (LELAP). The LE P is designed to ensure that accredited methods are used in the generation of environmental data and that quality data is provided by c  more

American National Standards Institute: People on the Move
NEW YORK, April 18 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: People on the Move highlights the career advancements of high-level trailblazers working professionally in diverse areas of standardization, contributing every day to the strength and success of the U.S. standards and conformance community. The American Welding Society (AWS), a member and accredited standards developer of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), has announced that Gary K  more

American National Standards Institute: U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day 2020 to Highlight How Standards Protect Health and Safety
NEW YORK, April 14 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: As our global community faces an enormous challenge that impacts the way we work and live, this health emergency highlights the vitally important role that standards play in keeping individuals, families, and communities healthy, safe, and informed. To commemorate the enormous role that standardization plays in various health and safety capacities, the 2020 U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day   more

Amid Coronavirus Crisis, Vera Joins Advocacy Allies in Calling Governor Cuomo to Release New Yorkers From Prison
NEW YORK, April 15 -- The Vera Institute of Justice issued the following news release on April 14: For the last 60 years, the Vera Institute has partnered with both government leaders and advocacy organizations to improve the criminal legal system and end mass incarceration. We're proud to stand with our allies in publicly calling Governor Cuomo to act in the face of COVID-19 and the risk this deadly virus poses to New Yorkers in prison. Governor Cuomo can and should safely release over 10,000  more

Association for Computing Machinery: Amid COVID-19 Travel Restrictions, World's Leading Computing Society Releases Report on Best Practices for Virtual Conferences
NEW YORK, April 17 -- The Association for Computing Machinery issued the following news release: Science and technology conferences are engines of innovation--essential to the incubation of new ideas, the dissemination of research, and the spawning of new technologies. But this year, with no warning, conferences around the globe are finding themselves in uncharted waters as the global COVID-19 pandemic makes physical meetings impossible. To help organizers cope, the Association for Computing Ma  more

Boyce Thompson Institute: Harnessing Psyllid Peptides to Fight Citrus Greening Disease
ITHACA, New York, April 18 -- Boyce Thompson Institute issued the following news: Citrus greening disease, also called huanglongbing (HLB), is a bacterial infection of citrus trees that results in small, misshapen and sour fruits that are unsuitable for consumption, ultimately killing the tree. Because there is no cure, HLB is a major threat to the $10 billion citrus industry in Florida, where it was first detected in 2005, and to the $7 billion industry in California, where it appeared last ye  more

Cancer Gene Therapy Journal Issues Research Articles in February 2020 Issue
NEW YORK, April 14 -- Cancer Gene Therapy Journal, a peer-reviewed journal that says it features developments in gene and cellular therapies for cancer, published research articles, including the following topics, in its February 2020 issue: * Emerging agents and regimens for treatment of relapsed and refractory acute myeloid leukemia Article: * Prognostic significance of PAK family kinases in acute myeloid leukemia * Identification of leukemia stem cell expression signatures through Monte C  more

Cap-Net and ANSI Partner to Support National Adoption of Non-Sewered Sanitation Standards in Africa and Asia
NEW YORK, April 17 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: A new partnership between Cap-Net UNDP and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) will deliver blended training in 17 countries in Africa and Asia to encourage the national adoption and use of two international non-sewered sanitation standards, ISO 24521 and ISO 30500. These trainings will target national standards bodies in collaboration with relevant ministries, local governments, and   more

Center for American Progress: New Lawsuit Challenges Trump Paid Leave Regulations for Putting Workers' Health at Risk
WASHINGTON, April 15 -- The Center for American Progress issued the following statement: New York state filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration challenging its regulations for emergency paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act as harmful to workers and public health during the COVID-19 pandemic. The lawsuit argues that the U.S. Department of Labor's final rule unlawfully narrows workers' rights--counter to Congress' intent--by using overly broad exclusions of employ  more

Center for American Progress: Policing Practices Should Change During the Coronavirus Pandemic to Protect Communities and Law Enforcement Staff
WASHINGTON, April 15 -- The Center for American Progress issued the following news release: Modifying policing practices so they are consistent with public health guidelines is key to preventing the spread of the coronavirus not only among the public but also police officers themselves, according to a new column published by the Center for American Progress. Several cities, including New York City and Detroit, have already had significant portions of their police force sidelined by COVID-19. So  more

Center for Constitutional Rights: Immigrant Rights Groups Urge U.S. Supreme Court to Temporarily Halt 'Public Charge' Immigration Rule Amid COVID-19
NEW YORK, April 14 -- The Center for Constitutional Rights issued the following statement: New York State Attorney General Letitia James filed a motion on behalf of three states and New York City in the U.S. Supreme Court to temporarily lift or modify its stay to stop implementation of the Public Charge Rule until the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. Plaintiffs in Make the Road New York v. Cuccinelli, the companion lawsuit by non-profit legal and advocacy organizations to stop the Rule from going   more

Center for Inquiry: Rein in Homeopathy and Protect Americans' Health, Science Advocates Tell FDA
AMHERST, New York, April 14 -- The Center for Inquiry issued the following news release: Makers of homeopathic drugs must be held accountable for the safety and efficacy of their products, the Center for Inquiry told the Food and Drug Administration, urging the agency to take long-overdue action to protect American consumers from risking their health on useless snake oil. In public comments filed with the agency, the Center for Inquiry (CFI) writes that the FDA's latest draft guidelines on ho  more

Center for Reproductive Rights: 5th Circuit Court of Appeals Backs Down, Restores Medication Abortion in Texas For Now
NEW YORK, April 15 -- The Center for Reproductive Rights issued the following news release: Late Monday night, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals backed down from its stay of a lower court's temporary restraining order that had protected access to medication abortions under Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's COVID-19 order banning "non-essential procedures." This means medication abortions -- a two-pill process -- will once again be available in Texas, for now. Last week, for a second time, the 5th Circui  more

Center for Reproductive Rights: Appeals Court Allows Abortion Care to Continue in Oklahoma During COVID-19 Pandemic
NEW YORK, April 14 -- The Center for Reproductive Rights issued the following news release: The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals let stand a lower court's decision temporarily blocking Gov. Kevin Stitt's ban on abortion care in Oklahoma during the COVID-19 pandemic. This means abortion providers in the state can continue providing essential, time-sensitive abortion care. The appeals court denied the state's request to block a temporary restraining order issued by a lower court on April 6. Abortion  more

Center for Reproductive Rights: Court Blocks Tennessee's COVID-19 Ban on Most Abortions
NEW YORK, April 18 -- The Center for Reproductive Rights issued the following news release: At the request of the Center for Reproductive Rights, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the American Civil Liberties Union and the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee -- a federal district court in Tennessee granted an emergency motion, allowing clinics to resume procedural abortions during the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision comes after Gov. Bill Lee issued a state order limiting "non-em  more

Center for Reproductive Rights: Emergency Lawsuit Filed in Tennessee to Keep Abortion Accessible During Pandemic
NEW YORK, April 15 -- The Center for Reproductive Rights issued the following news release: A Tennessee order effectively banning abortion procedures in the state was challenged by the Center for Reproductive Rights, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the American Civil Liberties Union and the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee. The April 8 order, issued by Tennessee Governor Bill Lee in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, limits "non-emergency" health care procedur  more

Center for Reproductive Rights: Louisiana's COVID-19 Ban on Abortion Challenged in Court
NEW YORK, April 15 -- The Center for Reproductive Rights issued the following news release: The Center for Reproductive Rights filed a lawsuit challenging Louisiana's latest attempt to close abortion clinics in the state. Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has targeted abortion clinics for closure, citing the COVID-19 pandemic as justification. The Center is asking a federal court to immediately block the state's attempts to shutter Hope Medical Group for Women and other abortion clinics.   more

Center for Reproductive Rights: Supreme Court is Asked to Urgently Restore Medication Abortion Access in Texas During Pandemic
NEW YORK, April 13 -- The Center for Reproductive Rights issued the following news release on April 11: Texas abortion providers - represented by the Center for Reproductive Rights, the Lawyering Project, and Planned Parenthood Federation of America - asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take emergency action to restore essential, time-sensitive medication abortion services while the case proceeds. This comes after Gov. Greg Abbott tried to block virtually all abortion services through his COVID-19   more

Chronic Stress Can Impact Response to Radiation Therapy for Cancer, Roswell Park Study Suggests
BUFFALO, New York, April 15 -- The Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center issued the following news release: Radiation is one of the oldest and most common therapies for cancer, and typically is delivered locally, or to specific targeted sites in the body. While it has long been thought that locally-delivered radiation therapy typically does not help to shrink tumors outside the field of irradiation, new preclinical research from a team at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center suggests a s  more

Civil Liberties Organizations Call on North Charleston Mayor to Commission Racial Bias Audit of Police Department
NEW YORK, April 14 -- The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund issued the following news release: The Charleston Area Justice Ministry (CAJM), the American Civil Liberties Union of South Carolina (ACLU-SC) and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) sent a letter, signed by over 200 area residents and leaders, to North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey and City Councilmembers calling for an independent and comprehensive racial bias audit of the North Charleston Police Departmen  more

Cleveland Clinic Sends Caregivers to New York, Michigan to Assist in COVID-19 Efforts
CLEVELAND, Ohio, April 18 -- The Cleveland Clinic issued the following news release: Twenty five Cleveland Clinic caregivers (10 physicians and 15 nurses) departed Cleveland Hopkins Airport for Newark, New Jersey on Friday, April 17. They will spend up to four weeks in various New York-Presbyterian Hospitals throughout New York City. United donated round trip airfare for our caregivers. Details About Cleveland Clinic Assisting in New York and Michigan Cleveland Clinic reached out health syste  more

Clinical Trial Tests Efficacy of Anti-Inflammatory Drug to Treat People With COVID-19: NYU Langone Health
NEW YORK, April 16 -- NYU Langone Health, an academic medical center affiliated with New York University, issued the following news release: A new clinical trial seeks to determine whether the common anti-inflammatory medication colchicine can help decrease the progression of disease in people with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Co-led by clinician-researchers at NYU Langone Health and the Montreal Heart Institute Research Centre, the new COLCORONA trial will investigate whether short-te  more

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory: Charting a New Field of Cancer Neuroscience
COLD SPRING HARBOR, New York, April 17 -- The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory issued the following news: Over the course of a 3-day workshop late last year, 35 experts in cancer, neuroscience, immunology and developmental biology charted a roadmap for the emerging field of cancer neuroscience. The gathering at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's think tank called the Banbury Center identified the need to illuminate the complex relationship between cancer and the nervous system. Their priorities for t  more

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory: Predicting the Evolution of Genetic Mutations
COLD SPRING HARBOR, New York, April 15 -- The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory issued the following news: Quantitative biologists David McCandlish and Juannan Zhou at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory have developed an algorithm with predictive power, giving scientists the ability to see how specific genetic mutations can combine to make critical proteins change over the course of a species's evolution. Described in Nature Communications, the algorithm called "minimum epistasis interpolation" results  more

Cold Spring Harbor Molecular Case Studies Journal Issues Research Articles in April 2020 Edition
COLD SPRING HARBOR, New York, April 13 -- Cold Spring Harbor Molecular Case Studies, a peer-reviewed journal in the field of precision medicine, including genomic and molecular analyses of individuals or cohorts alongside phenotypic information, published research articles, including the following topics, in its April 2020 edition: * Defining an embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma endotype RESEARCH REPORTS: * Comparative single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNA-seq) reveals liver metastasis-specific targets   more

College Board Shares Plans to Provide Students With Opportunities to Take the SAT in 2020
NEW YORK, April 16 -- The College Board issued the following news release: The College Board shared how it will make the SAT available in school and out of school as soon as the public health situation allows. The not-for-profit organization's top priorities are the health and safety of students and educators. Public health officials have made clear it currently is not safe to gather students in one place, and many states have closed school for the rest of the academic year. As such, the Colle  more

Columbia Medical Students Graduate, Celebrate Final Day Before Joining NYP Staff
NEW YORK, April 17 -- Columbia University Irving Medical Center issued the following news: On April 15, 137 Columbia medical students in the Class of 2020 came together virtually for a celebration hosted by the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons (VP&S). The Zoom event was a lighthearted sendoff as students graduate early to join health care workers at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and provide support during the COVID-19 pandemic. Of the graduating class, 84 students will join the hospit  more

Columbia University to Transport Workers Union Local 241: 'Drop Dead'
NEW YORK, April 16 -- The Transport Workers Union of America issued the following news release: Columbia University is threatening to order about a dozen custodial workers that Transport Workers of America, AFL-CIO (TWU) Local 241 represents to clean an area of New York Presbyterian Hospital - a facility they are not required to work in according to their contract - and is only looking to provide the "bare minimum" of personal protective equipment (PPE) required by the CDC. The area of New Yor  more

Committee to Protect Journalists Calls on Houthis to Reverse Death Sentence Against Yemeni Journalists, Release Them From Custody
NEW YORK, April 13 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following news on April 11: The Committee to Protect Journalists expressed alarm at a decision by the Ansar Allah group, known as the Houthis, to sentence Abdulkhaleq Amran, Akram al-Waleedi, Hareth Hameed, and Tawfiq al-Mansouri to death, and urged the Houthis to release them and all other journalists in their custody. A court proceeding set up by the Houthis in Sanaa, the capital, handed down the sentence today against the  more

Committee to Protect Journalists: Radio Journalist Ibraimo Abu Mbaruco Missing in Mozambique
NEW YORK, April 18 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following news on April 17: Authorities in Mozambique must conduct a swift and transparent investigation into the whereabouts of journalist Ibraimo Abu Mbaruco and hold those responsible for his disappearance to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said. On April 7, Mbaruco, a reporter and news presenter for the Palma Community Radio broadcaster in the northern Cabo Delgado province, left work at about 6 p.m. and so  more

Committee to Protect Journalists: Zambia Cancels Broadcaster Prime TV's License, Police Shutter Office
NEW YORK, April 14 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following news on April 13: Zambian authorities should restore Prime TVs broadcast license and cease harassing the outlet, the Committee to Protect Journalists said. On April 9, the Independent Broadcasting Authority, Zambia's broadcasting regulator, cancelled Prime TV's license "in the interest of public safety, security, peace, welfare or good order," according to a statement from the regulator, which CPJ reviewed. The sta  more

Counter Extremism Project: Extremist Content Online - 151 Podcast Episodes From Neo-Nazi Nordic Resistant Movement Found on Spreaker
NEW YORK, April 14 -- The Counter Extremism Project issued the following news release: The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) reports weekly on the methods used by extremists to exploit the Internet and social media platforms to recruit followers and incite violence. This week, CEP researchers located a Nordic Resistance Movement (NRM) podcast on Spreaker spreading anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and urging listeners to help expel Jews from Scandinavia; there were 151 podcast episodes from the gr  more

Counter Extremism Project: Persecuted Uighur Population In China At Risk Of Coronavirus Exposure In Xinjiang Camps
NEW YORK, April 17 -- The Counter Extremism Project issued the following news release: China's continued detention of more than one million Uighur's in what U.S. officials have called "concentration camps" has put the persecuted population at heightened risk of contracting the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. More than 50 coronavirus cases have been reported in the northeastern region of Xinjiang. Many worry the camp-like conditions make social distancing implausible. Uighur communities, who alrea  more

Doctors Without Borders Helps Respond to the Needs of Vulnerable Communities in the US During COVID-19 Pandemic
NEW YORK, April 18 -- The Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres issued the following news: In response to the outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States, Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is working in key sites around the country with local authorities and partner organizations serving vulnerable communities who often lack access to health care, including migrants and homeless people. In New York City, the current epicenter of the global pandemic, MSF is helping  more

Doctors Without Borders: European Governments Must Stop Using COVID-19 as an Excuse to Block Lifesaving Search and Rescue Operations
NEW YORK, April 18 -- The Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres issued the following news: European governments must stop using the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to enforce deadly migration control policies and must immediately lift obstacles preventing nongovernmental organizations from saving lives at sea, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in an urgent call. "MSF is concerned that states are instru  more

Doctors Without Borders: Mali - Medecins Sans Frontieres Treats Coronavirus Patients
NEW YORK, April 17 -- The Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres issued the following news: The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has been working closely with Mali's Ministry of Health (MoH) over the last few weeks to treat patients with COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. So far, 15 people have been treated in Centre Hospitalier Universitaire du Point G (Point G) in Bamako in the past three week  more

Episcopal Relief & Development Responds to the COVID-19 Pandemic
NEW YORK, April 18 -- The Episcopal Relief and Development issued the following news release: Episcopal Relief & Development is proud to be one of the many organizations participating in the Multi-religious Faith in Action COVID-19 Initiative to raise awareness of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on children throughout the world. This initiative is coordinated by Religions for Peace (RFP) and UNICEF with support from Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities as part of a gl  more

Everytown, Moms Demand Action, Virginia Survivor of Gun Violence Respond to Trump's Call to 'LIBERATE VIRGINIA'
NEW YORK, April 18 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action, a part of Everytown, released the following statements in response to President Donald Trump's tweet, saying, "LIBERATE VIRGINIA, and save your great 2nd Amendment. It is under siege!" He also tweeted similar statements about Minnesota and Michigan, calling for an end to critical stay-at-home orders that are protec  more

Financial Relief Available for International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Members Affected by Recent Tornadoes
NEW YORK, April 16 -- International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees issued the following statement: The recent tornadoes that moved through the Southern States over Easter weekend have left extensive destruction and have potentially affected some of your members. We are suggesting that those IATSE members who were affected apply for assistance through their local union and we are requesting your assistance with this effort. Please have the member submit a letter that indicates their nam  more

Global Health Organizations Denounce Trump's Decision to Pull Commitments to WHO During COVID-19 Pandemic
BROOKLYN, New York, April 18 -- Health Global Access Project issued the following news release: AVAC, Health GAP, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI), and Treatment Action Group (TAG) strongly condemn the Trump Administration's decision to halt funding to the World Health Organization (WHO) in the midst of the urgent COVID-19 global health crisis. "In a time where international cooperation on public health strategy, science, data, and information sharing is more urgently needed than ever be  more

Global NETwork Studies Role of Immune Cells in COVID-19 Deaths: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
COLD SPRING HARBOR, New York, April 17 -- The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory issued the following news on April 16: In the urgent battle to treat COVID-19 patients, a group of eleven international medical research organizations is investigating whether overactive immune cells that produce Neutrophil Extracellular Traps (NETs) cause the most severe cases. The consortium, called the NETwork, includes Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, and the Research Ins  more

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo Announces State Court System, New York State Bar Association Will Assist Unemployed New Yorkers
ALBANY, New York, April 14 -- The New York State Bar Association issued the following news release: With unemployment numbers reaching historic levels due to the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has called upon the pro bono network formed by the New York State court system and the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) to help jobless New Yorkers during this difficult time. "At this unprecedented moment in the life of our state and nation, I know that New York's generous legal commun  more

Health Equity Journal Issues Research Articles in March 2020 Issue
NEW ROCHELLE, New York, April 14 -- Health Equity, a peer-reviewed journal that says it features information about health disparities and health equity among vulnerable populations, published research articles on the following topics in its March 2020 issue: * Efficacy of Instagram in Promoting Psychoeducation in the Chinese-Speaking Population Original Article: * Transgender Health Care Curriculum Development: A Dual-Site Medical School Campus Pilot * Testing a Culturally Adapted Colorecta  more

Heredity Journal Issues Research Articles in April 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, April 14 -- Heredity, a journal from the Genetics Society that says it covers a topic within the field of genetics, published research articles on the following topics in its April 2020 edition: * Big data in digital healthcare: lessons learnt and recommendations for general practice Article: * Rapid morphological divergence following a human-mediated introduction: the role of drift and directional selection * Multiscale landscape genetics of American marten at their southern rang  more

Hispanic Federation Urges Congress to Include in Next Relief Bill Millions of Latinos/Puerto Ricans Left Out in Earlier Aid Packages
WASHINGTON, April 16 -- The Hispanic Federation issued the following news release: As news reports detail the disproportionate loss of Latino and black lives in cities from New York to New Orleans and beyond because of the COVID-19 epidemic, Hispanic Federation advises Congress to provide substantive public economic and health support in the next legislative relief package now being negotiated. In a letter to congressional leaders, Hispanic Federation President, Frankie Miranda, urged enactmen  more

Human Gene Therapy Journal Issues Research Articles in April 2020 Edition
NEW ROCHELLE, New York, April 18 -- Human Gene Therapy, a peer-reviewed journal that says it focuses on the human aspect of gene therapy, published research articles, including the following topics, in its April 2020 edition: * Viral Vector-Mediated Gene Transfer of Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase for Chronic Pain Treatment: A Literature Review Research Articles: * Adult and Cord Blood-Derived High-Affinity gB-CAR-T Cells Effectively React Against Human Cytomegalovirus Infections * Different Se  more

Human Rights Watch: COVID-19 Offers Chance to Address Human Rights Concerns
NEW YORK, April 15 -- Human Rights Watch issued the following news release: Governments should take urgent action to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and care for those most affected without sacrificing human rights. In its new 40-question checklist on the Covid-19 crisis, Human Rights Watch seeks to guide governments as they respond to the challenges presented by the pandemic. The spread of the novel coronavirus, first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, China, has affected peoples' health, f  more

Human Rights Watch: India - Activists Detained for Peaceful Dissent
NEW YORK, April 15 -- Human Rights Watch issued the following news release: Indian authorities on April 14, 2020 detained two rights activists who have been critics of government policies, Human Rights Watch said. The government should immediately drop all charges under a counterterrorism law against Anand Teltumbde and Gautam Navlakha for allegedly inciting caste-based violence along with other activists during a demonstration in Maharashtra state in 2017. "Indian authorities are using dracon  more

Human Rights Watch: Mexico - Free Detained Migrants Amid Pandemic
NEW YORK, April 15 -- Human Rights Watch issued the following news release: Mexican authorities should comply with their international obligation to urgently release migrants if they can no longer be deported to their country of origin or are being held in arbitrary detention, Human Rights Watch said. Such releases are not only in line with international human rights law, but also critical to reduce the risk that migrants face in detention centers unable to ensure protection from transmission o  more

IEEE Sensors Journal Issues Research Articles in Part 2 of April 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, April 13 -- The IEEE Sensors Journal, a journal that says it features design, fabrication, manufacturing and application of devices and electronics and physics aspects of sensors from the IEEE Sensors Council, published research articles, including the following topics, in Part 2 of its April 2020 edition: * Consumer Grade EEG Measuring Sensors as Research Tools * Controlling of Vibrations in Micro-Cantilever Beam Using a Layer of Active Electrorheological Fluid Support * Deformable  more

Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis Report: Proposed NESE Gas Pipeline May Stick NYS Ratepayers With One Billion-Dollar Plus Cost
NEW YORK, April 18 -- The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis issued the following news release: National Grid's proposed Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) pipeline will cost at least $1 billion to build, supplying gas for which there is no demonstrable need, according to a report submitted to regulators by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The NESE pipeline would channel fracked gas from Pennsylvania to downstate New York. Under the terms o  more

Institute of International Education: Help Students Impacted by COVID-19 Crisis
NEW YORK, April 14 -- The Institute of International Education issued the following news release on April 13: IIE has launched a fund of at least $1 million to aid international students caught in the crossfire of the coronavirus pandemic. From our earliest days, IIE has played a central role in helping international students during emergencies. In response to the current unprecedented crisis, IIE will spend $1 million to provide crucial support to up to 300 international students in great need  more

Insurance Information Institute: Insurers Provide Relief After Deadly Tornadoes Ravage Southern States
NEW YORK, April 16 -- The Insurance Information Institute issued the following news release: U.S. insurers are assisting disaster victims after dozens of deadly tornadoes tore across multiple southern states, according to the Insurance Information Institute (Triple-I). Property damage caused by tornadoes is covered under standard homeowners, renters, and business insurance policies, and under the optional comprehensive portion of an auto insurance policy. Nearly 80 percent of U.S. drivers opt   more

Insurance Information Institute: Triple-I - Policyholders' Surplus Set Aside to Pay Covered Claims
NEW YORK, April 17 -- The Insurance Information Institute issued the following news release: In its second public economic briefing related to COVID-19, the Insurance Information Institute (Triple-I) offered clarity and understanding in terms of the economic impact for the industry; how the industry surplus works for covered claims; and how any attempt to retroactively apply this pandemic to business interruption insurance policies would cause irreparable harm to the financial stability of the   more

Insurance Information Institute: Triple-I Offers Insights Into Business Interruption Insurance Coverage
NEW YORK, April 15 -- The Insurance Information Institute issued the following news release: The Insurance Information Institute (Triple-I) released a Fact Sheet on Understanding Business Interruption Insurance and Pandemics. "Business interruption policies generally require the losses to be caused by direct physical damage to the business's property. For this reason, the deadly tornadoes the U.S. incurred this week will likely generate many covered business interruption claims," said Sean Kev  more

Insurance Information Institute:Triple-I - U.S. Auto Insurers to Return $10.5 Billion to Customers
NEW YORK, April 13 -- The Insurance Information Institute issued the following news release: U.S. auto insurers will return more than $10 billion to their customers nationwide, according to an estimate released by the Insurance Information Institute (Triple-I). "Insurers are again fulfilling their role as economic first responders by providing financial relief to customers when they need it most," said Sean Kevelighan, CEO, Triple-I. "If the rest of the nation's private-passenger auto insurers  more

International Consortium Investigates Overactive Immune Cells as Cause of COVID-19 Deaths: Northwell Health
COLD SPRING HARBOR, New York, April 17 -- Northwell Health issued the following news: In the urgent battle to treat COVID-19 patients, a group of 11 international medical research organizations is investigating whether overactive immune cells that produce Neutrophil Extracellular Traps (NETs) cause the most severe cases. The consortium, called the NETwork, includes Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, and the Research Institute of the McGill University H  more

International Rescue Committee Launches Online Platform for Refugees in U.S. Seeking to Join Fight Against Coronavirus
NEW YORK, April 13 -- The International Rescue Committee issued the following news release: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) announces Refugees.Rescue.org an online platform and collaboration with partners that will help refugees and immigrants who are trained medical and health professionals but are not credentialed in the U.S. to join the fight against COVID-19. There are currently 165,000 underutilized health-care refugee and immigrant workers who likely obtained their health-related  more

International Swaps and Derivatives Association Announces Preliminary Results of Consultation on Pre-Cessation Fallbacks for Libor
NEW YORK, April 16 -- The International Swaps and Derivatives Association issued the following news release: ISDA has announced preliminary results of its consultation on the implementation of pre-cessation fallbacks for derivatives referenced to LIBOR. The initial results indicate a significant majority of respondents are in favor of including both pre-cessation and permanent cessation fallbacks as standard language in the amended 2006 ISDA Definitions for LIBOR and in a single protocol for i  more

International Trademark Association Report Highlights Practitioners' Role in Determining Brand Value, Offers Recommendations on Understanding Concept
NEW YORK, April 16 -- The International Trademark Association issued the following news release on April 15: Trademark practitioners play a critical role in brand valuation and brand evaluation exercises and should be stronger strategic partners with their finance and marketing colleagues, according to a new report released by the International Trademark Association (INTA). The "Brand Value Special Task Force Report" explores brand value, brand equity, brand valuation, and brand evaluation--co  more

International Women's Health Coalition Condemns US Decision to Halt WHO Funding
NEW YORK, April 16 -- The International Women's Health Coalition issued the following news release: The Trump administration's plan to stop funding the World Health Organization (WHO) is a reckless move with global consequences. As we face the COVID-19 pandemic, coordinated global action is crucial. The International Women's Health Coalition (IWHC) condemns the president's decision. "The administration's decision to freeze funding is irresponsible and will have grave consequences for the healt  more

Iraq: Doctors Without Borders Supports Hospitals Responding to Coronavirus Pandemic
NEW YORK, April 15 -- The Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres issued the following news: With the number of patients with COVID-19 on the rise in Iraq, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has begun supporting several hospitals across the country. According to the Iraqi Ministry of Health (MoH), the country has reported more than 1,000 cases and 60 confirmed deaths due to COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel  more

Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine Issues Research Articles in April 2020 Edition
NEW ROCHELLE, New York, April 14 -- The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, a peer-reviewed journal that provides scientific research for the evaluation and integration of complementary and alternative medicine into mainstream medical practice, published research articles on the following topics in its April 2020 edition: * Attitudes to and Uptake of Learning Technologies in Complementary Medicine Education: Results of an International Faculty Survey * Comparison of Three Manual  more

Journal of Cell Biology Issues Research Articles in April 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, April 13 -- The Journal of Cell Biology, a peer-reviewed journal that describe applied cell biology in immunology, neurobiology, metabolism, virology, developmental biology and plant biology, published research articles, including the following topics, in its April 2020 edition: * Regulated changes in material properties underlie centrosome disassembly during mitotic exit * Chromosomes function as a barrier to mitotic spindle bipolarity in polyploid cells * Asymmetric assembly of ce  more

Journal of Experimental Medicine Issues Research Articles in April 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, April 13 -- The Journal of Experimental Medicine, a journal that says it features studies in medical biology, published research articles, including the following topics, in its April 2020 edition: * A critical role for plasminogen in inflammation * Unfolding innate mechanisms in the cancer microenvironment: The emerging role of the mesenchyme * The blood-brain barrier in health and disease: Important unanswered questions Articles: * Tissue-resident macrophages in omentum promote   more

Journal of Fluid Mechanics Issues Research Articles in June 25, 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, April 16 -- The Journal of Fluid Mechanics that says it covers theoretical, computational and experimental investigations of all aspects of the mechanics of fluids, published research articles on the following topics in its June 25, 2020 edition: * General criterion for the release of background potential energy through double diffusion * Generalised solutions to the Benjamin problem * The unsteady Kutta condition on an airfoil in a surging flow The June 2020 edition of the Journal  more

Journal of Perinatology Issues Research Articles in April 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, April 14 -- The Journal of Perinatology, a peer-reviewed journal from the American Academy of Pediatrics and National Perinatal Association that says it provides perinatal and neonatal healthcare teams with maternal, fetal and neonatal care concepts, published research articles, including the following topics, in its April 2020 edition: * Point-of-care ultrasound use in umbilical line placement: a review Article: * Umbilical venous catheter insertion depth estimation using birth wei  more

Journal of Perinatology Issues Research Articles in March 2020 Issue
NEW YORK, April 14 -- The Journal of Perinatology, a peer-reviewed journal from the American Academy of Pediatrics and National Perinatal Association that says it provides perinatal and neonatal healthcare teams with maternal, fetal and neonatal care concepts, published research articles, including the following topics, in its March 2020 issue: * Anomalies of the oral cavity in newborns Article: * Designation of neonatal levels of care: a review of state regulatory and monitoring policies *   more

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Issues Research Articles in April 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, April 14 -- The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, a peer-reviewed journal that says it publishes clinical aging research, published research articles, including the following topics, in its April 2020 edition: * A Practical Approach to Using Adjuvant Analgesics in Older Adults Clinical Investigations: * Risk for Health Events After Deprescribing Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors in Nursing Home Residents With Severe Dementia * Prevalent Statin Use in Long-Stay Nursing Home  more

La. Governor Requires Schools to Provide Instruction for State's Children in Line With NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund Recommendations
NEW YORK, April 17 -- The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund issued the following news release: On Wednesday, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards announced that the State's K-12 schools will remain closed for the remainder of the academic year, but pointedly emphasized that instruction will continue. "This is not the end of learning for this academic year. It's just the end of students physically going to school campuses," Edwards said. "I fully expect that instruction and learning will c  more

Long-Sought Breakthrough in Sepsis Research Offers New Treatments to Prevent Death: Northwell Health
MANHASSET, New York, April 16 -- Northwell Health issued the following news: Sepsis is a life-threatening illness caused by the human body's immune response to infection, however if the body overreacts it can lead to death. Nearly 270,000 deaths occur in the United States annually related to sepsis. The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research scientists have discovered the development of novel antibody strategy to effectively prevent the association between a harmless protein and a disease m  more

Military Officers Association Life Member Recognized for Making a Difference in Her Community
WASHINGTON, April 16 -- The Military Officers Association of America issued the following news: When Carol Johnson was working on her Bachelor of Science in food science and management at Pratt Institute in New York City, she realized she wanted to help people take a proactive approach to their health. "I didn't want to work with people who had a health condition and tell them what they had to do to fix it," she said. "I wanted to be on the front end and work with people on how to develop and   more

Military Officers Association: Army Chemist-Turned-Vineyard Owner Churns Out Hand Sanitizer
WASHINGTON, April 18 -- The Military Officers Association of America issued the following news: As owner and operator of Rock Stream Vineyards in upstate New York, Lt. Col. Mark Karasz, USA (Ret), has been able to distill his passions and the skills that he learned from military service into wine and spirits. And recently, he's been able to continue his service by creating a product in very high demand. A U.S. Military Academy graduate who earned a Ph.D. in chemistry during his time in the Arm  more

Moms Demand Action: Governor Ducey - 'Another Reminder of the Dangers Our Officers Face Everyday to Keep US Safe'
MANHATTAN, New York, April 16 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news on April 15: As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to keep people in their homes, experts and police have seen an uptick in domestic violence calls. On Thursday evening, a Buckeye man shot and killed his wife in a domestic dispute citing "the stress from being in the house and not being able to leave due to the coronavirus" as a factor. Days before, CNN r  more

Moms Demand Action: Kansas City Star: 'Domestic Violence Calls Jump 22 Percent in Kansas City Under Stay-At-Home Orders'
MANHATTAN, New York, April 17 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news on April 16: As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to keep people in their homes, experts and police are increasingly worried about increases in domestic violence. On Tuesday, a report showed domestic violence calls have jumped 22 percent in Kansas City under stay-at-home orders. This rise comes as advocates across the state raise concerns about women and   more

Moms Demand Action: Virginia Bill Signings Offer an Election-Year Preview for Gun Safety Battleground States
MANHATTAN, New York, April 14 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: On Friday, Governor Northam joined a press call hosted by Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action to discuss the signing of five gun safety bills passed during the legislative session, and was joined by Eileen Filler-Corn, Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates. The signings -- which followed an election in which Everytown was the largest o  more

MTA Announces Partnership With Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care to Provide COVID-19 Testing for Heroic MTA Workers
NEW YORK, April 17 -- Northwell Health issued the following news: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced that it has joined forces with Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care to provide prioritized COVID-19 testing to symptomatic frontline MTA workers at its urgent care facilities throughout the New York metropolitan region. The new partnership with the state's largest healthcare provider marks the latest in a series of aggressive health and safety measures taken by the MTA to  more

Mucosal Immunology Journal Issues Research Articles in March 2020 Issue
NEW YORK, April 17 -- Mucosal Immunology, a journal from the Society of Mucosal Immunology that says it features research on immunity and inflammation involving mucosal tissues, published research articles, including the following topics, in its March 2020 issue: * Imprinting of the immune system by the microbiota early in life * Therapeutic host-directed strategies to improve outcome in tuberculosis * New insights into intestinal phages Articles: * Commensal microbiota drive the functiona  more

N.Y. State Bar Association: COVID-19 Recovery Task Force Appointed to Oversee Pro Bono Network
ALBANY, New York, April 16 -- The New York State Bar Association issued the following news release: The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), in partnership with the state court system, has established a COVID-19 Recovery Task Force to oversee the pro bono network of lawyers who will be assisting New Yorkers suffering from the pandemic. At Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's urging, the network's first task is dispatching lawyers to help jobless workers -- whose ranks have swelled under the state's econo  more

NAACP Legal Defense Fund: Coalition of Civil Rights Organizations Urge Congress to Provide Affordable Broadband Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
NEW YORK, April 15 -- The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund issued the following news release: The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) joined the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and over 80 other civil rights organizations in a letter to congressional leadership urging them to provide a low-income broadband benefit as part of the forthcoming Phase 4 COVID-19 Package. Affordable broadband is critical to: * Provide telehealth for everyone--particularly se  more

National Center for Law and Economic Justice Board Member Steven Edwards
NEW YORK, April 13 -- The National Center for Law and Economic Justice issued the following news: NCLEJ is deeply saddened that our dedicated board member, Steven Edwards, passed away on April 8, 2020, due to complications resulting from the Coronavirus. Steve was a wonderful person, an excellent litigator, and a committed social justice advocate. He served on our board of directors for 20 years. He joined NCLEJ and the National Resources Defense Council to serve as lead counsel in Baez v. New  more

National Center for Law and Economic Justice Signs on to Amicus Brief in Pennsylvania V. Trump
NEW YORK, April 18 -- The National Center for Law and Economic Justice issued the following news: This week, NCLEJ joined with 50 other organizations committed to fair access to essential health care in signing on to an amicus brief submitted to the Supreme Court in Pennsylvania v. Trump. The brief was submitted by our partners at the National Women's Law Center, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice, SisterLove, Inc, and the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum. In P  more

National Center for Law and Economic Justice: Halt Debt Collection During the COVID-19 Crisis
NEW YORK, April 16 -- The National Center for Law and Economic Justice issued the following news: NCLEJ joined New Economy Project and partners to submit a petition to Gov. Cuomo calling for an immediate moratorium on debt collection during the Covid-19 crisis, as a matter of public health and safety. Read more about the petition, with a quote from NCLEJ Litigation and Advocacy Director Claudia Wilner, here: Read more about petition (https://www.neweconomynyc.org/2020/04/groups-call-for-immedi  more

National Education Policy Center's April Education Interview of Month Features a Discussion About Educational Equity and Policy in Midst of a Global Pandemic
BOULDER, Colorado, April 16 -- The National Education Policy Center issued the following news release: In this month's NEPC Education Interview of the Month, NEPC Researcher Christopher Saldana interviews a group of five educators and activists about their experiences serving children, schools, and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Chris speaks with Jillian McRae, a high school teacher at Ossining High School in Ossining, New York; Ann Dealy, an elementary school principal at Brookside   more

National Governors Association Outlines Need for 'Additional and Immediate' Fiscal Assistance to States
WASHINGTON, April 13 -- The National Governors Association issued the following statement: National Governors Association Chair Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and NGA Vice Chair New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued the following statement: "Governors across the country are leading the on-the-ground response to the national COVID-19 pandemic, implementing a variety of stay-at-home orders and other aggressive measures that are successfully flattening the curve of the spread of the virus. While t  more

National Governors Association: Governors Renew Bipartisan Request for Fiscal Relief for States
WASHINGTON, April 18 -- The National Governors Association issued the following joint statement: National Governors Association Chair Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and NGA Vice Chair New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued the following statement: "The nation's governors continue to appreciate our collaboration with the federal government throughout this crisis. We have seen progress over the past several weeks with regard to some of our top needs, including ventilators and the availability of p  more

National Partnership Applauds N.Y. AG James Suit Against Trump Administration for Violating Paid Sick Leave Law
WASHINGTON, April 16 -- The National Partnership for Women and Families issued the following statement by President Debra L. Ness: "The National Partnership applauds New York Attorney General Letitia James for taking legal action against the Trump Administration's narrow implementation of the paid leave provisions in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). "The Department of Labor's regulations severely undermine the congressional intent of the law and will deny access to paid sic  more

Nature Chemical Biology Journal Issues Research Articles in April 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, April 14 -- Nature Chemical Biology, a journal that says it features chemistry, biology and allied disciplines to understand and manipulate biological systems with molecular precision, published research articles, including the following topics, in its April 2020 edition: * Accurate annotation of human protein-coding small open reading frames * Bifunctional O-antigen polymerase structure reveals a new glycosyltransferase family * Chain alignment of collagen I deciphered using comput  more

Nature Food Journal Issues Research Articles in April 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, April 18 -- Nature Food, a journal that says it focuses on food production, processing, distribution and consumption, published research articles on the following topics in its April 2020 edition: * A CRISPR way for accelerating improvement of food crops * The achievement of food and nutrition security in South Asia is deeply gendered Research: * Textured soy protein scaffolds enable the generation of three-dimensional bovine skeletal muscle tissue for cell-based meat * Modelling  more

Nature Genetics Journal Issues Research Articles in April 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, April 14 -- Nature Genetics, a journal that encompasses genetic and functional genomic studies on human and plant traits and on other model organisms, published research articles on the following topics in its April 2020 edition: * Three-dimensional chromatin landscapes in T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia * Meta-analysis of 542,934 subjects of European ancestry identifies new genes and mechanisms predisposing to refractive error and myopia * Using antagonistic pleiotropy to desig  more

Nature Human Behavior Journal Issues Research Articles in April 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, April 18 -- Nature Human Behavior, a journal that says it features perception, action, memory, learning, reward, judgment, decision-making, language, communication, emotion, personality, social cognition, social behaviour, neuropsychiatric, neurodevelopmental and neurological disorders, economic and political behaviour, published research articles on the following topics in its April 2020 edition: * The dual evolutionary foundations of political ideology Research: * Underestimating  more

Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care Offers Priority Urgent Care to First Responders
NEW HYDE PARK, New York, April 15 -- Northwell Health issued the following news: Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care announced that first responders and front line health care workers will be given priority access to evaluation, care and testing at its 52 urgent care centers across Long Island, New York City and Westchester during the COVID-19 pandemic. Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care has agreements with several police, fire, emergency medical services and health care agencies/organiza  more

Northwell Health: Anonymous Donor Contributes $1M to Support Peconic Bay Medical Center Frontline Workers in the Battle Against COVID-19
RIVERHEAD, New York, April 15 -- Northwell Health issued the following news: Inspired by their daily examples of heroism by answering a life-threatening pandemic, an anonymous donor has contributed $1 million in direct support for staff members at Peconic Bay Medical Center (PBMC). The funds will be distributed directly to full- and part-time PBMC team members. "This is an incredibly inspiring and deeply appreciated gift," said Andrew Mitchell, president and CEO of PBMC. "It expresses the grat  more

OCA and Lyft Partner to Respond to COVID-19 Impact in Communities Across the Country
WASHINGTON, April 17 -- OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates issued the following news release: OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates released the following statement in regards to a strategic partnership with Lyft to help combat COVID-19 in communities across the country. Lyft provided OCA with free Lyft ride credits to help ensure thousands of people around the country have access to affordable transportation through OCA chapters in New York City, Detroit, Cleveland, St. Louis, Sacramento,   more

PEN America: Burmese Artists Arrested for Mural Depicting Dangers of Coronavirus
NEW YORK, April 15 -- PEN America issued the following news release: PEN America said charges should be dropped against three Burmese street artists arrested for purportedly "insulting religion." PEN America also said that their arrest exemplifies the abusive potetial of laws that penalize peaceful speech. On April 3, Zayar Hnaung, Ja Sai, and Naw Htun Aung were charged with violating article 295A of the Myanmar penal code, which criminalizes speech that "insults or attempts to insult" religio  more

PEN America: Criminal Charges Against News Editor in India Must Be Dismissed
NEW YORK, April 14 -- PEN America issued the following news release: Authorities in India's Uttar Pradesh state filed a criminal complaint against an editor and founder of the news website The Wire for the outlet's reporting on a government minister violating the country's coronavirus lockdown. The allegations against Siddharth Varadarajan came after a March 31 piece in The Wire documented Uttar Pradesh's chief minister attending a public religious gathering. PEN America's Karin Deutsch Karlek  more

PEN America: Missouri Governor Bans Reporters From Briefings
NEW YORK, April 15 -- PEN America issued the following news release: Missouri Governor Mike Parson's ban on reporters from daily state capitol briefings, requiring journalists to email their questions in advance for staff to screen and select, represents an assault on Missourians' First Amendment rights, PEN America said. "Gov. Parson's decision to exclude members of the media from his daily briefings is a disturbing blow to transparency and press access at a time when both are desperately nee  more

PEN America: Prison E-Readers and Tablets Should Be Free During Coronavirus Outbreak
NEW YORK, April 17 -- PEN America issued the following news release: The companies providing tablets and e-readers in U.S. prisons and jails should waive all fees for incarcerated people to access content on these tablets, as well as fees for educational and other programs to communicate with incarcerated students, for the duration of the pandemic. A coalition of free expression and criminal justice reform groups made that demand in a letter today to the CEOs of Aventiv Technologies Inc. (the p  more

PEN America: Trump Defamation Suit Against NBC Affiliate Is Unconstitutional Attack
NEW YORK, April 14 -- PEN America issued the following news release: President Trump's re-election campaign filed a defamation lawsuit against a Wisconsin NBC affiliate for airing a political ad, sponsored by democratic super PAC Priorities USA that includes edited audio of the president calling coronavirus a hoax. PEN America said the suit is yet another example of the president's ongoing efforts to censor speech he dislikes. "The president's new suit is clearly an attempt to bully a station   more

Planned Parenthood: 5th Circuit Court of Appeals Backs Down, Restores Medication Abortion in Texas for Now
NEW YORK, April 15 -- The Planned Parenthood Federation of America issued the following news release: Late Monday night, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals backed down from its stay of a lower court's temporary restraining order that had protected access to medication abortions under Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's COVID-19 order banning "non-essential procedures." This means medication abortions -- a two-pill process -- will once again be available in Texas, for now. Last week, for a second time, the   more

Planned Parenthood: Appeals Court Allows Abortion Care to Continue in Oklahoma During COVID-19 Pandemic
NEW YORK, April 14 -- The Planned Parenthood Federation of America issued the following news release on April 13: The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals let stand a lower court's decision temporarily blocking Gov. Kevin Stitt's ban on abortion care in Oklahoma during the COVID-19 pandemic. This means abortion providers in the state can continue providing essential, time-sensitive abortion care. The appeals court denied the state's request to block a temporary restraining order issued by a lower cour  more

Planned Parenthood: Sexual Health Care Via Telehealth to Be Available in All 50 States
NEW YORK, April 15 -- The Planned Parenthood Federation of America issued the following news release: Planned Parenthood announced a national expansion of telehealth services to provide health care by phone or video to patients in all 50 states by the end of April. Planned Parenthood knows that even during a pandemic, sexual and reproductive health services can't wait -- they are time-sensitive and essential. Through telehealth, patients can access timely care and information from Planned Paren  more

Planned Parenthood: Texas Abortion Providers Ask Supreme Court to Urgently Restore Medication Abortion During Pandemic
NEW YORK, April 13 -- The Planned Parenthood Federation of America issued the following news release: Texas abortion providers - represented by the Center for Reproductive Rights, the Lawyering Project, and Planned Parenthood Federation of America - asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take emergency action to restore essential, time-sensitive medication abortion services while the case proceeds. This comes after Gov. Greg Abbott tried to block virtually all abortion services through his COVID-19 or  more

Police Benevolent Association Demands Answers on COVID-19 Parole Impact After Another Cop-Killer is Set Free
NEW YORK, April 13 -- The Police Benevolent Association of New York issued the following news release: After the parole of yet another cold-blooded cop-killer, the PBA is demanding to know whether the COVID-19 pandemic illegally factored into the parole decision. The New York State Parole Board announced last week that it would release Steven Chirse, who shot 84 Pct. P.O. Angelo Brown three times in the neck during an off-duty robbery in 1984. Chirse's parole follows the release of inmates fro  more

Researchers Identify New Potential Targets for Stopping Nerve Loss in MS
NEW YORK, April 14 -- The National Multiple Sclerosis Society issued the following news: Researchers from the Gladstone Institutes, the University of California, San Francisco, and others reported results of studies aimed at mapping out processes that contribute to nerve degeneration in progressive MS and other disorders. They also screened compounds with potential to interfere with nerve loss. This work was supported in part by the National MS Society. The team focused on activated innate imm  more

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center: Chemotherapy Should Be Considered for Patients With Small ERBB2-Positive Breast Cancers
BUFFALO, New York, April 18 -- The Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center issued the following news release: A sizable subset of people with breast cancer, those who have small tumors and a favorable hormone-receptor profile but one notable risk factor -- they test positive for a protein associated with more aggressive tumor growth -- often are not offered chemotherapy as part of their recommended treatment strategy. But a new analysis led by physicians at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Ce  more

Roswell Park to Offer Convalescent Plasma to Patients With Severe COVID-19
BUFFALO, New York, April 14 -- The Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center issued the following news release: Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center plans to offer convalescent plasma -- in this case, plasma from the donated blood of healthy individuals who have had COVID-19 but have now fully recovered and cleared the virus from their bodies -- to patients with severe or life-threatening COVID-19 through an expanded access program authorized by the U.S. FDA. There are currently no approved  more

Sarit Kraus Named ACM Athena Lecturer for Wide-Ranging Contributions to Artificial Intelligence
NEW YORK, April 16 -- The Association for Computing Machinery issued the following news release: ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, named Sarit Kraus of Bar-Ilan University the 2020-2021 ACM Athena Lecturer for foundational contributions to artificial intelligence, notably to multi-agent systems, human-agent interaction, autonomous agents and nonmonotonic reasoning, and exemplary service and leadership in these fields. Her contributions span theoretical foundations, experimental eval  more

Scholars at Risk Responds to COVID-19: Now More Than Ever
NEW YORK, April 14 -- Scholars at Risk issued the following statement by Executive Director Robert Quinn: We share our best wishes for your health and well-being in these challenging times, together with our hopes for a speedy and safe resolution of the crisis and our thanks to the many experts, inside and outside of higher education, in an extraordinarily broad range of disciplines, who are playing a vital role in responding to the epidemiological, economic, political and cultural dimensions   more

Slower Clearance of Coronavirus Infection May Explain Why Men Fare Worse Than Women: Montefiore Health System
BRONX, New York, April 18 -- Montefiore Health System issued the following news release on April 17: Researchers at Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine may have solved a mystery surrounding the novel coronavirus pandemic: Why men infected by the virus generally show more severe symptoms and are more likely than women to die from COVID-19. In collaboration with the Kasturba Hospital for Infectious Diseases in Mumbai, India, the scientists showed for the first time th  more

SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal Issues Research Articles in March 2020 Issue
WHITE PLAINS, New York, April 13 -- The SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal, a peer-reviewed journal from the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers that says it features topics in 3D, imaging processing, display technologies, audio, compression and digital cinema, published research articles on the following topics in its March 2020 issue: * Rotoscope Automation with Deep Learning * AI-Driven Smart Production Technical Papers: * A Review of 3D-LUT Performance in 10-bit and 12-bit HDR   more

SUNY Downstate Joins Mayo Clinic Convalescent Plasma Trial for Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients
BROOKLYN, New York, April 16 -- Downstate Medical Center issued the following news release: SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, a dedicated COVID-19 facility, is participating in a national project using convalescent plasma for the treatment of hospitalized COVID-19 patients. SUNY Downstate is seeking blood donations from people who have recovered from COVID-19 in order to produce the plasma that will be given to patients. Potential donors must have evidence of previous COVID-19 infectio  more

Sutter Health: Building a Path Toward Health Equity
SACRAMENTO, California, April 17 -- Sutter Health issued the following news: Across the nation, new data is illustrating a startling trend in the spread and impact of COVID-19: inequity. Between Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina and New York alone, statistics are showing that African Americans are 74% more likely to contract the virus as compared with their total percentage of the state's population. While this new data is grabbing headlines and startling communities across the nation,   more

The New York Public Library Reveals What New Yorkers Are Reading While Social Distancing
NEW YORK, April 16 -- The New York Public Library issued the following news release: Inspiring biographies, dystopian novels, book clubs, and boy wizards are helping New Yorkers cope with the crisis. The New York Public Library--temporarily closed since March 13 to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19--continues to offer New Yorkers over 300,000 e-books to browse, borrow, and read remotely through its e-reader app SimplyE. All that is required is a library card, which can be obtained through t  more

TIAA: 2020 Proxy Season Will See Heightened Focus on Environmental and Social Factors Amid Regulatory, Market and Economic Uncertainty
NEW YORK, April 16 -- TIAA, a provider of financial services in the academic, research, medical, cultural and governmental fields, issued the following news release on April 15: Nuveen , a leading global investment manager and subsidiary of TIAA, released its 2020 Proxy Season Preview, which predicts that corporations failing to adequately address environmental and social issues will face intense scrutiny from shareholders during the 2020 proxy season. Climate change, board diversity, human cap  more

Tissue Engineering Journal Issues Research Articles in April 2020 Edition
NEW ROCHELLE, New York, April 18 -- Tissue Engineering, a journal that says it features pathologic tissues with the goal of developing biological substitutes, published research articles, including the following topics, in its April 2020 edition: * Injectable Silk-Based Hydrogel as an Alternative to Cervical Cerclage: A Rabbit Study * Investigation on Ciliary Functionality of Different Airway Epithelial Cell Lines in Three-Dimensional Cell Culture * Spleen Organoid Units Generate Functional H  more

Tissue Engineering Part A Journal Issues Research Articles in April 2020 Edition
NEW ROCHELLE, New York, April 18 -- Tissue Engineering Part A, a journal that says it provides an understanding of structure-function relationships in normal and pathologic tissues with a goal of developing biological substitutes, published research articles, including the following topics, in its April 2020 edition: * Injectable Silk-Based Hydrogel as an Alternative to Cervical Cerclage: A Rabbit Study * Investigation on Ciliary Functionality of Different Airway Epithelial Cell Lines in Three  more

Tissue Engineering Part B-Reviews Journal Issues Research Articles in April 2020 Edition
NEW ROCHELLE, New York, April 18 -- Tissue Engineering Part B-Reviews Journal published research articles, including the following topics, in its April 2020 edition: * Engineering and Functionalization of Gelatin Biomaterials: From Cell Culture to Medical Applications * Human Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Extracellular Vesicles: Characteristics and Applications * Liver Tissue Engineering as an Emerging Alternative for Liver Disease Treatment * Mechanical Roles in Formation of Oriented Collag  more

Top 20 Firms Collected Over $170 Billion of Initial Margin at Year-End 2019, International Swaps and Derivatives Association Margin Survey Finds
NEW YORK, April 15 -- The International Swaps and Derivatives Association issued the following news release on March 14: ISDA has published its latest annual margin survey, which shows the amount of initial margin (IM) collected by the 20 largest market participants for their non-cleared derivatives trades continued to rise in 2019. The new survey finds that the 20 largest market participants (phase-one firms) collected approximately $173.2 billion of IM for their non-cleared derivatives trans  more

Vanda Pharmaceuticals, Northwell Health Conduct Odyssey Trial in Patients With Severe COVID-19 Pneumonia
MANHASSET, New York, April 16 -- Northwell Health issued the following news: Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Northwell Health's research arm, the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, announced enrollment of the first patient in Vanda's clinical trial, ODYSSEY VLY-686-3501 (NCT04326426), yesterday at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. ODYSSEY is a Phase III double-blind placebo-controlled trial investigating the efficacy and safety of tradipitant, a neurokinin-1 receptor antagonist, in   more

Vera's SAFE Network Calls for Release of All People in ICE Detention
NEW YORK, April 18 -- The Vera Institute of Justice issued the following news release on April 17: As conveners of Vera Institute of Justice's SAFE Network, we are proud to partner with 18 jurisdictions that are moving forward sensible, humane, and dignified measures that protect the health and safety of the most vulnerable members of our society, including funding programs that ensure legal representation for their immigrant community members in ICE detention. Today, as cases of COVID-19 are   more

Vital Strategies Calls for Essential Reentry Services to Reduce Risks of COVID-19, Overdose as Efforts to Decarcerate Build Momentum
NEW YORK, April 18 -- Vital Strategies issued the following news release: Almost 2.3 million people are confined in prisons and jails in the United States, where social distancing to prevent the spread COVID-19 is functionally impossible. While attention has been focused on New York City as one of the hardest hit areas in the world, the infection rate at Riker's Island is almost six times higher than the surrounding city. As the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in prisons and jails contin  more

Vital Strategies: 'There is Only One Adversary Here: The Coronavirus. It is in All Our Best Interests to Work With and Strengthen the World Health Organization.'
NEW YORK, April 16 -- Vital Strategies issued the following statement: Statement from Jose Luis Castro, President and Chief Executive Officer, Vital Strategies, on the U.S. government's decision to withhold funding from the World Health Organization (WHO): "This novel coronavirus is unprecedented, deadly and there is still much we don't know about how we can stop it. What we do know is that infection anywhere can lead to infection everywhere. Our global response can only be as strong as our we  more

Vital Strategies: Amid Coronavirus, New Jersey Harm Reduction Coalition Offers Free Naloxone Through the Mail
NEW YORK, April 17 -- Vital Strategies issued the following news release: As New Jersey's shelter-in-place order has restricted mobility, the New Jersey Harm Reduction Coalition (NJHRC) is pivoting their distribution model to mail essential supplies to individuals managing opioid addictions, while maintaining physical distance requirements. At the advent of New Jersey's Coronavirus outbreak, the New Jersey Harm Reduction Coalition (NJHRC) quickly secured a partnership with NEXT Naloxone, which  more

Vital Strategies: Partnership for Healthy Cities Launches Online Platform to Support City Leaders Responding to COVID-19
NEW YORK, April 16 -- Vital Strategies issued the following news release: The Partnership for Healthy Cities (PHC) launched a new online platform for mayors, city officials and public health practitioners to support their efforts to address the COVID-19 crisis. The Partnership for Healthy Cities COVID-19 Response Center includes the latest tools and technical resources geared toward urban challenges, ranging from maintaining city services to legal guidance on implementing critical public health  more