Thomas Jefferson University awarded $508,000 by the Commonwealth to support CoraVax™

(Philadelphia, PA, USA) The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has announced grants totaling $10M to 23 entities to develop effective COVID-19 vaccines, treatments and therapies. The selection from the 70+ applicants was a competitive process that required matched funding in order to be considered. In addition to Governor Wolf, Secretaries Dr. Rachel Levine (Health) and Mr. Dennis…

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Experiment contradicts assumptions about sleep loss and criminal interrogations

DARIEN, IL — An experimental study suggests that sleep restriction may hinder information disclosure during criminal interviews, contradicting widespread assumptions about the effectiveness of sleep deprivation as an interrogation tool. Preliminary results show that even mildly sleep-restricted participants provided around 7% less information during their initial disclosure. Sleep-restricted individuals also reported less overall motivation to…

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Waiting for Godot Metaphor

The «Waiting for Godot Metaphor» for the COVID-19 response is carried forward and in an «Epilogue» a series of questions that have no clear answer are used to guide the discussion. The lead question examines the justification of the WHO Declaration of a Pandemic back in March in light of the heightened socio-economic damage that…

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New book on sport marriages details systemic subordination of women

CORVALLIS, Ore. — In a new book based on nearly 30 years of study, Oregon State University researcher Steven M. Ortiz delves into the marital realities facing women married to professional athletes, including infidelity, sexism and a significant power imbalance in their relationships. «The Sport Marriage: Women Who Make It Work,» from the University of…

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C.D.C.’s ‘Clarification’ on Coronavirus Testing Offers More Confusion

WASHINGTON — The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, seeking to clarify recommendations on coronavirus testing that incited an uproar, said that “testing may be considered for all close contacts of confirmed or probable Covid-19 patients.” But his clarification may have further confused the issue. The statement by the director, Dr. Robert…

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Reopened Schools Find Health Risks in Water After Covid-19 Lockdowns

The new coronavirus is not the only illness that teachers, students, parents and staff will have to worry about as some schools attempt to reopen this fall. Legionella could lurk in the water supplies of school buildings, and some measures to keep people in schools safe from coronavirus may even increase risks from deadly illnesses…

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How New York Fashion Week Is Moving Forward for the Spring 2021 Season

New York Fashion Week will go forward, but with a new format. The Council of Fashion Designers of America has released the official lineup for the spring 2021 season, along with a digital initiative that will allow designers to present their collections to both industry professionals and the general public. Titled Runway360, the platform is…

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What if the First Coronavirus Vaccines Aren’t the Best?

Seven months into the coronavirus crisis, with more than 30 vaccines rapidly advancing through the rigorous stages of clinical trials, a surprising number of research groups are placing bets on some that have not yet been given to a single person. The New York Times has confirmed that at least 88 candidates are under active…

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Dr. Martens’ Iconic Boots Are On Sale Right Now

Time really does fly when you spend months cooped up at home. Fall will be here before you know it, so get ready to trade in your shorts and sandals for cozy knits and a great pair of boots. If you want to add some new shoes to your wardrobe, Amazon is slashing the prices…

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Parenting in Front of a Live Audience of In-laws

Somewhere in rural Pennsylvania, my husband and I whisper-argue on a mattress strewn across the floor. His hand gestures say, “Lower your voice.” Mine say, “I’m a big-haired Spanish woman from Jersey. Fat chance.” But his Anglo-Southern penchant for quiet subtlety is probably the best approach right now. We don’t want to wake the 13-month-old…

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