Now metal surfaces can be instant bacteria killers

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Bacterial pathogens can live on surfaces for days. What if frequently touched surfaces such as doorknobs could instantly kill them off? Purdue University engineers have created a laser treatment method that could potentially turn any metal surface into a rapid bacteria killer — just by giving the metal’s surface a different…

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Immunizing with plasma to combat COVID-19

Is it possible that the blood of those who have recovered from COVID-19 can help cure those who are now sick? The extraordinary situation we are currently living through demands extraordinary solutions. Faced with the threat posed by COVID-19, Canada and Quebec researchers are contributing their expertise to national and international efforts in seeking a…

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Bentham Book Series, Frontiers in Natural Product Chemistry, indexed in Scopus

Frontiers in Natural Product Chemistry [ISSN / E-ISSN: 1574-0897 / 2212-3997], has been accepted for inclusion in Scopus. Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature including scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. Frontiers in Natural Product Chemistry is a book series devoted to publishing monographs that highlight important advances in natural…

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Women’s lifestyle changes, even in middle age, may reduce future stroke risk

DALLAS, April 9, 2020 — Middle age may not be too late for women to substantially reduce their stroke risk by not smoking, exercising, maintaining a healthy weight and making healthy food choices, according to new research published today in Stroke, a journal of the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association.…

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‘It’s Hit Our Front Door’: Homes for the Disabled See a Surge of Covid-19

The call came on March 24. Bob McGuire, the executive director of CP Nassau, a nonprofit group that cares for the developmentally disabled, received a report from a four-story, colonnaded building in Bayville, N.Y., that houses several dozen residents with severe disabilities ranging from cerebral palsy to autism. For many of them, discussions of social…

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Summer Heat May Not Diminish Coronavirus Strength

The homebound and virus-wary across the Northern Hemisphere, from President Trump to cooped-up schoolchildren, have clung to the possibility that the coronavirus pandemic will fade in hot weather, as some viral diseases do. But the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, in a public report sent to the White House, has said, in effect:…

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How to Make Whipped Coffee

You may have seen it on Instagram or TikTok: a creamy, two-toned coffee drink amid the posts of push-up challenges, men growing mustaches and calls to draw a vegetable with your nose. Known as whipped coffee, or dalgona coffee, the drink is made by whipping instant coffee with sugar and water, resulting in a butterscotch-hued…

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What Does Wellness Mean Now?

Image We spend a lot of our days chatting with each other about things we see online, trying to make sense of it all. This week in the Styles newsletter, Wait …, Amanda Hess, a critic-at-large, and Jenna Wortham, a staff writer for the Magazine and a host of the podcast “Still Processing,” discuss the…

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