Help Shape Our Reporting on Disability and Accessibility in America

Nearly every person experiences disability at some point in life, or knows someone with a disability. For many of us, living with a disability is deeply personal and intrinsic to who we are, but it also can be isolating. I’ve experienced this myself; five years ago I learned I have Crohn’s disease, an incurable inflammatory…

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Stayin’ Alive: How Disco Saved Daddy

After he and Mom divorced, Dad went out some weekends with a group from church. The group, made up entirely of divorced people, was called “Singles Again,” an unfortunate name for a collection of people whose failed marriages had already caused them enough trauma. The church might as well have gone all-out “Scarlet Letter” and…

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Pandemic inspires framework for enhanced care in nursing homes

PHILADELPHIA (July 10, 2020) — As of May 2020, nursing home residents account for a staggering one-third of the more than 80,000 deaths due to COVID-19 in the U.S. This pandemic has resulted in unprecedented threats—like reduced access to resources needed to contain and eliminate the spread of the virus—to achieving and sustaining care quality…

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Single-cell RNA sequencing outlines the immune landscape of severe COVID-19

A new single-cell RNA sequencing analysis of more than 59,000 cells from three different patient cohorts provides a detailed look at patients’ immune responses to severe cases of COVID-19. The results suggest that patients with severe COVID-19 experience increased regulation of the type I interferon (IFN-I) inflammation-triggering pathway — a signature that the researchers also…

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More than meets the eye

The ability to recognize faces is a complex neurocognitive skill with important social implications. The disorder, which, according to some estimates, affects more than 2 percent of the population, can lead to isolation and anxiety and impair personal and work relationships. The traditional view of face blindness—prosopagnosia in scientific parlance—has held that the disorder arises…

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105th Annual Meeting: Preview and highlights

The sessions and events on this curated list delve into 2020 meeting theme: Harnessing the Ecological Data Revolution. These presentations will be available for registered meeting attendees to view beginning on August 3, 2020. Organized Oral Sessions Harnessing the Data Revolution: Insights into Ecosystem Dynamics Enabled By New Instruments on the International Space Station There…

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Nano-radiomics unveils treatment effect on tumor microenvironment

Research has shown that the tumor microenvironment (TME) can help cancers grow and evade the immune response. The TME has even been shown to inhibit cellular immunotherapy, a novel form of treatment in which the cells of a patient’s immune system are re-engineered in the lab to attack cancer cells. Therefore, scientists are now developing…

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Study highlights multiple health risks among a people living longer with HIV

BOSTON — The impact and prevalence of heart disease and other critical comorbidities on an aging global population with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have emerged from a suite of articles in The Journal of Infectious Diseases that contains the first swath of important data from the world’s largest study of cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention in…

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Media tip sheet: Ecological forecasting

Ecological forecasts are predictions about the future state of an ecosystem — the level of a service it will provide, say, or the diversity it will host. They usually require big datasets, sophisticated analytical techniques and powerful computers — all of which have been barriers to producing meaningful, useable forecasts. But that is changing, as…

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