Zhao receives funding for youth tobacco education campaigns

Xiaoquan Zhao, PhD Director/Faculty, Communication, received $28,707 from the Food and Drug Administration for research support for the FDA’s Youth Tobacco Education Campaigns. Zhao is serving as a consultant to the FDA Center for Tobacco Products to help guide rigorous evaluations of evidence-based public health communication and marketing interventions and media campaigns that target various…

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McCue-Weil assessing COVID-19 mitigation strategies for H-2A farm workers

Leigh McCue-Weil, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, is working with researchers at the Northeast Center for Occupational Health and Safety (NEC) to develop a computationally efficient model of viral spread that can be utilized to better understand the effectiveness of disease spread mitigation strategies for H-2A farm workers living in employee housing. McCue-Weil received $15,000 from…

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Rapid chip medical tests prototyped for premature babies

Scientists at the University of Southampton’s Zepler Institute for Photonics and Nanoelectronics are developing a rapid bedside test for diagnosing neonatal Respiratory Distress Syndrome (nRDS) in premature babies. The photonic platform combines the complementary capabilities of fingerprint Mid-IR and Raman spectroscopies to create a compact, versatile and easily operable device that could underpin a range…

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Audrey Gelman, Co-Founder and C.E.O. of the Wing, Steps Down

Civil rights movements were good for Audrey Gelman, a founder of the upscale women-only club and co-working space the Wing, until they weren’t. She adroitly navigated the cultural tide of feminism, female empowerment and the #MeToo movement, transforming herself from a publicist to a veritable power broker. Ms. Gelman, 33, resigned Thursday. Shortly after she…

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What Does It Mean to Tear Down a Statue?

ImageProtesters throwing the statue of the slave trader Edward Colston into a harbor last Sunday.Credit…Ben Birchall/Press Association, via Associated Press Confederate statues and statues of other historical figures, including slave traders and Christopher Columbus, are being toppled throughout the U.S. and around the world this week — an outgrowth of weeks of protests over entrenched…

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Coronavirus Can Set Off a ‘Cytokine Storm.’ These Drugs May Calm It.

Many coronavirus patients seem to get better at first, then rapidly decline and are overtaken by an overwhelming immune response that causes the body to turn on itself. This “cytokine storm” was once an arcane phenomenon familiar mainly to rheumatologists who study when and how the immune system’s safeguards fail. But it has become increasingly…

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Best Father’s Day Gifts

Father’s Day is fast approaching, but there’s still time to get the dad in your life a fabulous gift that he will cherish and appreciate. Dads have many different personalities and interests, but here are a few gift ideas that anyone would love to receive: Photo Book of Memories A beautifully laid out, professionally printed…

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How Joy Grows in the Space Between a Game’s Rules

Imagine you’re doing an activity that’s full of restrictions and limitations. Is it fun? Are you enjoying this activity? Did you imagine you were … playing a game? Probably not. Surprisingly, games — things synonymous with play, freedom and joy — depend on what I’ve described: a series of rules and limitations. So why do…

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Stocks Dropping Sharply

Here’s what you need to know: ImageConstruction workers in Manhattan returned to work during the first phase of reopening on Monday.Credit…Brittainy Newman for The New York Times ECONOMIC ROUNDUP Stocks fall, 1.5 million more U.S. workers file for unemployment, and Congress is divided on extending aid. Stocks on Wall Street suffered their sharpest daily decline…

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‘Just Plain Love’ Among the Protesters

On June 6, in Philadelphia’s Logan Square, outside a hotel that wasn’t even open and in the middle of a Black Lives Matter march, Michael Gordon was waiting for his wedding to begin. He heard shouting, and then cheering, clapping and whistling, and the wedding participants — 21 in all, the women in white and…

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