Samantha Mathis, Self-Isolating Downtown

The actor Samantha Mathis departed Los Angeles on a trial basis a decade ago, to see if she could make a life for herself in New York City. Or perhaps more to the point, to see if she could make a life for herself in the theater. In short order, Ms. Mathis was cast as…

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The Universal Language of Caring

The phone sitting on my patient’s bedside table looked as if it had been designed by Dr. Seuss. Everything about it was wrong. It was the wrong color: a royal blue, whereas our hospital preferred neutral tones like beige, gray or white for its equipment. The wrong size: much too wide and thick, in an…

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Novel high-density microarray patch (HD-MAP) can deliver vaccines directly to the skin

Largest microarray patch clinical vaccination study ever performed First clinical microarray patch study to show dose sparing against standard intramuscular injection with comparable immune responses at a 1/6 dose HD-MAP immune response significantly higher, faster than by IM injection at comparable doses Vaccine on HD-MAP shown to be stable for 12 months at temperatures…

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Walter Reichman named SIOP Fellow

Walter Reichman, Ed.D has been named a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). Dr. Reichman was granted Fellow status by the SIOP Executive Board at its most recent meeting. The profession of industrial and organizational psychology addresses the full range of human interactions in organizational settings. Members of the profession may…

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AI-powered shoes unlock the secrets of your sole

Researchers at Stevens Institute of Technology have developed an AI-powered, smart insole that instantly turns any shoe into a portable gait-analysis laboratory. The work, reported in January 2020 issue of IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, could benefit clinical researchers by providing a new way to precisely measure walking function in patients with…

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Kaiser Permanente finds weight loss lasts long after surgery

Weight loss was maintained better after gastric bypass than after sleeve gastrectomy in large study of diverse patients in Washington and California. SEATTLE — People with severe obesity who underwent bariatric surgery maintained significantly more weight loss at 5 years than those who did not have surgery according to a Kaiser Permanente study published March…

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Scientists proposed a way of producing water-soluble fullerene compounds for medicine

Scientists from the Skoltech Center for Energy Science and Technology (CEST) and the Institute for Problems of Chemical Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences in collaboration with researchers from the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) developed a single-step method to obtain water-soluble fullerene compounds with remarkable biological properties, such as the ability to effectively suppress…

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Bentham Science announces an important new journal, ‘Coronaviruses’

Bentham Science announces a new journal, «Coronaviruses» to cover the latest research on coronaviruses, related outbreak and the methods employed to treat coronavirus infections. Every article in the first volume of the journal will be published as Open Access (Free-to-download). Coronaviruses will publish original research articles, letters, reviews/mini-reviews and guest edited thematic issues on all…

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The COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic has a natural origin, scientists say

The novel SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that emerged in the city of Wuhan, China, last year and has since caused a large scale COVID-19 epidemic and spread to more than 70 other countries is the product of natural evolution, according to findings published today in the journal Nature Medicine. The analysis of public genome sequence data from…

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