Proteins expressed by viruses transmitted by Aedes aegypti Mosquito

The life span of the Aedes aegypti mosquito ranges from two to four weeks depending on environmental conditions, during which the female lays about one thousand eggs in water-filled containers close to human environments, because it needs human blood in order to reproduce and to complete its life cycle. Male mosquitos lack a blood-feeding system,…

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Coronavirus: A wake-up call to strengthen the global food system

Global food production is incredibly efficient, and the world’s farmers produce enough to feed the global population. Despite this abundance, a quarter of the global population do not have regular access to sufficient and nutritious food. A growing and more affluent population will further increase the global demand for food and create stresses on land,…

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Yang and collaborators building spatiotemporal platform to support COVID-19 response

Yang & Collaborators Building Spatiotemporal Platform To Support COVID-19 Response Chaowei Yang, Professor, Director, NSF Spatiotemporal Innovation Center, Geography and Geoinformation Science, is building a spatiotemporal platform to support rapid response to COVID-19. This project is a collaboration with the Center for Geographical Analysis at Harvard University. Specifically, Yang and his collaborators are building and…

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Heat may kill more people in US than previously reported: BU and UBC study

Death records point to hundreds of U.S. deaths from heat each year, but even moderately hot weather may actually be killing thousands. This summer, COVID-19 may make it harder to stay cool. As temperatures rise this summer, a new study by Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) and the University of British Columbia School…

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Smartphone app uses voice recordings to detect fluid in the lungs

Sophia Antipolis — 19 June 2020: Voice analysis by a smartphone app identifies lung congestion in heart failure patients, allowing early intervention before their condition deteriorates. The small study is presented today on HFA Discoveries, a scientific platform of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).1 «Speech is personal and as such, very small changes (related…

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Researchers attempt new treatment approach for blood cancer

(Boston)—In an effort to improve the survival of patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms, a type of leukemia, researchers inhibited a specific protein (alpha5beta1 integrin) to decrease the number of large bone marrow cells (megakaryocytes) in an experimental model. An increase in megakaryocyte numbers is thought to be the cause of many problems observed in this disease.…

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Seshaiyer studying COVID-19 spread in aircraft cabin setting

Seshaiyer Studying COVID-19 Spread In Aircraft Cabin Setting Padmanabhan Seshaiyer, Associate Dean, Academic Affairs and Professor, Mathematical Sciences, College of Science (COS), is serving as a Principal Investigator at Mason on a collaborative proposal with Maziar Raissi of the University of Colorado at Boulder in which they are developing a computational methodology that can predict…

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Higher rates of severe COVID-19 in BAME populations remain unexplained

Higher rates of severe COVID-19 infections in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) populations are not explained by socioeconomic or behavioral factors, cardiovascular disease risk, or by vitamin D status, according to new research led by Queen Mary University of London. The findings, published in the Journal of Public Health, suggest that the relationship between…

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American Airlines Bans Conservative Activist Who Refused to Wear a Mask

A conservative activist who is an ardent supporter of President Trump was barred by American Airlines on Thursday, one day after he was removed from a flight from La Guardia Airport to Dallas-Fort Worth Airport after he refused to wear a mask. The passenger, Brandon Straka, recorded his exchange with an airline employee on Wednesday…

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