UCI develops low-cost, accurate COVID-19 antibody detection platform

Irvine, Calif., Aug. 19, 2020 — A robust, low-cost imaging platform utilizing lab-on-a-chip technology created by University of California, Irvine scientists may be available for rapid coronavirus diagnostic and antibody testing throughout the nation by the end of the year. The UCI system can go a long way toward the deployment of a vaccine for…

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New mechanism for stroke treatment shows successful proof-of-concept

Many people who suffer a stroke are permanently disabled. Stroke remains the leading cause of long-term disability in the United States. Paralysis of one side of the body, speech and language problems, vision problems and memory loss are some of the major consequences of stroke injury. Every year, nearly 800,000 people in the United States…

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Increasing graduation rates of students of color with more faculty of color

A new analysis published in Public Administration found that student graduation rates improve as more faculty employed by a college or university share sex and race/ethnic identities with students. The analysis focuses on the concept of intersectionality, which seeks to understand how aspects of a person’s social and political identities—such as gender, race, class, sexuality,…

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This cuttlefish is flamboyant on special occasions only!

WOODS HOLE, Mass. — The flashy Flamboyant Cuttlefish is among the most famous of the cephalopods (octopus, squid, and cuttlefish) — but it is widely misunderstood by its legions of fans. A new paper from the Roger Hanlon laboratory at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, sets the record straight. «This animal is well known…

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Trump Ethics Panel Urges Rejection of Fetal Tissue Research

WASHINGTON — A new federal ethics advisory board created to evaluate scientific research involving fetal tissue has advised the Trump administration to reject funding for nearly every proposal it considered — a de facto government ban on the work. In a report issued on Tuesday, the Human Fetal Tissue Research Ethics Advisory Board, established in…

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Is Guest Marriage for You?

Not only marriage dreamers but also real spouses no longer consider guest marriage something exceptional. Gwyneth Paltrow admitted that she spends only part of the week with her husband Brad Falchuk, and then he returns to his house. All her married friends say that her schedule is perfect, so they do not want to change…

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Iconic ’60s Fashion Trends That We Still Love Today

Getty Images The Swinging Sixties is known for major shifts in culture, politics, music, and fashion. Between second-wave feminism and the assassinations of major world leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy and Malcom X, the tumultuous decade had a direct connection with how people chose to express themselves through style. The…

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Covid-19 Live Updates: Pooled Testing, Once Promising, Is Failing in the U.S.

Here’s what you need to know: ImageA Roche Cobas 8800 System is used for Covid-19 testing at a Quest Diagnostics facility in Teterboro, N.J. In July, Quest became the first commercial lab to receive emergency authorization for pooled testing.Credit…Ryan Christopher Jones for The New York Times Pooled testing has become worthless in areas of the…

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Thousands of Miles Away, but Still by His Daughter’s Side

My wife sent me a text: “Molly is going to call you with news. Be happy.” The call came, and the news: Our older daughter, Molly Jane, 26, who has lived in Russia since she went to graduate school there four years ago, was engaged to marry her current boyfriend, Pavel Shushkov, known as Pasha,…

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Save the Gaiters!

The reports of the demise of the neck gaiter have been greatly exaggerated. A gaiter is a tube of fabric worn around the neck, often to keep skiers or runners warm in cold weather. But during the coronavirus pandemic, lightweight neck gaiters have been popular with runners, cyclists and people with beards because they can…

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