An Argument for Loving ‘Devil’s Advocate’

A steak dinner prepared at the Jersey City, N.J., apartment of Louis Keleher may or may not have been the first date he had with Samantha McCluskey. “She’s the only woman I made a steak dinner for in my life, so I always considered it a date,” he said. “She will tell you that she…

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Researchers examining computational & biological approach to flow diversion

Juan Cebral, Professor, Bioengineering, and his collaborators are constructing computational fluid dynamics models of cerebral aneurysms to compare the effects of flow diverters and assess the hemodynamic differences between immediate occlusions and long-term patency. To do so, they are using 3-D rotational angiography images and data on the effects of flow-diverting devices. They will include…

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New global programme funded to target COVID-19 neurological disease

The University of Liverpool is leading a new global project to better understand how and why COVID-19 affects the brain in order to develop measures to help improve patient outcomes. The University has secured £860,000 from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), in partnership with UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to establish the COVID-Neuro…

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Utilizing telemedicine in the ER can reduce wait times and patient length of stay

INFORMS Journal Information Systems Research New Study Key Takeaways: Increasing telemedicine availability in the emergency room (ER) significantly reduces the average patients’ hospital stay. Using telemedicine if there is a demand surge or supply shortage rapidly decreases ER hospital stays. Using telemedicine to reduce a patient’s length of stay is a result of the reduction…

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Yang receives funding for services in support of COVID-19 mitigation mapping events

Chaowei Yang, Professor, Director, NSF Spatiotemporal Innovation Center, Geography and Geoinformation Science, received $90,000 from the U.S. Department of State for a project in which researchers at Mason, Harvard, and Colorado State University will address the role of spatiotemporal geospatial data in understanding and mitigating impacts from the global COVID-19 pandemic. The research will focus…

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Safe sex or risky romance? Young adults make the rational choice

Astudy published in the journal Psychological Science found that young adults—contrary to how they are sometimes portrayed in the media—tend to make highly rational decisions when it comes to selecting potential romantic partners. This is not to say that young adults make risk-free choices, but they appear to consider both the risks and benefits of…

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Drug repurposing

University of New Mexico researchers who combed through a «library» of previously approved drugs believe they have identified a medication with the potential to help speed a patient’s recovery from SARS-CoV-2 infection. «The gist of it is we think we found a drug that is on par with remdesivir and is much cheaper,» said Tudor…

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