BIO Integration (BIOI) Virtual Conference Series 2020

We are pleased to announce details of the BIO Integration (BIOI) virtual conference series 2020. Online webinars supported by live question and answer sessions will be held between June and September 2020 covering topics of interest to the BIO Integration community. Registration is free to all and is a requirement to view the event. Conference…

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UConn researchers overcome a vexing problem in vaccine research

Researchers at UConn’s Center of Excellence in Vaccine Research (CEVR) have made a breakthrough in vaccine development for a common and difficult to treat pneumonia-causing pathogen. Their research was recently published in the Nature Partner Journal — Vaccines. For Mycoplasma pneumoniae, vaccine development has been stalled since the 1960s due to a phenomena called vaccine-enhanced…

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Temple’s Dr. Walter J. Koch to receive ISHR 2020 Research Achievement Award

(Philadelphia, PA) — Walter J. Koch, PhD, W.W. Smith Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine, Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacology, and Director of the Center for Translational Medicine at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, has been selected as the recipient of the 2020 Research Achievement Award (RAA) — the…

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The Minnesota Freedom Fund Crisis: $30 Million and an Arbitration

In the weeks following the killing of George Floyd, tens of millions of dollars have flowed into small nonprofit organizations in Minnesota. Now many donors would like to know how those funds will be distributed. The Minnesota Freedom Fund, a bail fund that earlier this month only had one full-time employee, has raised more than…

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High School Students and Alumni Are Using Social Media to Expose Racism

Over the past few weeks, as the Black Lives Matter movement has grown following outrage over the killing of George Floyd, high school students have leveraged every social media platform to call out their peers for racist behavior. Students have repurposed large meme accounts, set up Google Docs and anonymous pages on Instagram, Snapchat and…

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Dexamethasone Reduces Coronavirus Deaths, Scientists Say

LONDON — In a startling stroke of good fortune amid an expanding pandemic, scientists at the University of Oxford said on Tuesday that an inexpensive and commonly available drug reduced deaths in patients with severe Covid-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus. If the finding is borne out, the drug, a steroid called dexamethasone, would…

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Here Are The Designers Ditching The Fashion Week Calendar

As the world continues to grapple with the effects of the pandemic and consider what life will look like post-coronavirus, the fashion industry has been forced to make some changes of its own. Department stores like Neiman Marcus and J. Crew have filed for bankruptcy, designers are halting production, and most notably, the fate of…

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Our Best Fourth of July Recipes

Independence Day, or the Fourth of July as most of us call it, commemorates the date in 1776 when the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, a written resolution announcing the United States’ freedom from British rule. (The legal separation actually happened two days before, on July 2.) In our founding fathers’ honor, let’s…

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