Social media use linked with depression, secondary trauma during COVID-19

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Can’t stop checking social media for the latest COVID-19 health information? You might want to take a break, according to researchers at Penn State and Jinan University who discovered that excessive use of social media for COVID-19 health information is related to both depression and secondary trauma. «We found that social…

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Dartmouth establishes entrepreneurship ‘accelerator’ to benefit cancer patients

HANOVER, N.H. — September 29, 2020 — Five Dartmouth College alumni and health care investors have committed a total of $1.4 million in gifts to launch the Dartmouth Innovations Accelerator for Cancer. This new initiative will give Dartmouth cancer researchers the support and entrepreneurial guidance needed to bring innovations to the marketplace for the benefit…

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Can mobile tech offer new pathways to improve recovery from serious traumatic injuries?

PHILADELPHIA (September 29, 2020) — Serious traumatic injuries are a health event that can begin a trajectory toward chronic health and social challenges. Research on patient outcomes following traumatic injuries establishes the pervasive nature of injuries’ long-term consequences in physical, psychological, social and economic well-being, which may persist months and even years after an injury…

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In deadly COVID-19 lung inflammation, BU researchers discover a culprit in NFkB

Scientists at Boston University’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) and the Center for Regenerative Medicine (CReM) joined forces to develop the most relevant research model possible for understanding how the coronavirus virus impacts the lungs, by engineering living, «breathing» human lung cells from stem cells for the task. Their efforts have borne a leap…

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Study supports airborne spread of COVID-19 indoors

New research from the University of Georgia supports growing evidence for airborne transmission of COVID-19 in enclosed spaces. Researchers were able to link a community outbreak of COVID-19 in China to a source patient who likely spread the virus to fellow bus riders through the bus’s air conditioning system. «The possibility of airborne transmission has…

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Drug found to correct gene defect that causes immune-driven gut leakiness

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — A team of researchers led by biomedical scientist Declan F. McCole at the University of California, Riverside, has found that the drug tofacitinib, also called Xeljanz and approved by the FDA to treat rheumatoid arthritis and ulcerative colitis, can repair permeability defects in the intestine. «Our work could help improve identification of…

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Mandelbrot by Way of Florida

Mandelbrot, typically a hard, crusty biscuit, is a close relative of biscotti. Zwieback (twice-baked) rusks from Germany and elsewhere in Europe are also part of the family, with the double-baking a way to extend its shelf life. Michael Reiss, a general contractor in Miami, preferred his family’s recipe for mandelbrot, which is baked only once,…

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A Throwback Beer Returns to New York

The Dodgers are long gone from Brooklyn. And so is Schaefer Beer, once a top-selling brand and a team sponsor that was brewed there. (It also sponsored the Mets.) The brand hung around longer than the Brooklyn Dodgers, with different owners in different locations. In the 1970s, the F.&M. Schaefer Brewing Company opened a new…

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Italian Truckers Love It, and You Will, Too

On trips to Rome, Steven Jenkins — formerly of Fairway and now running Olive Oil Jones — picked up the scent of coppiette, a kind of pork jerky. He and his wife would notice “Italian truck drivers’ passion for gnawing on this stuff whilst jamming gears,” and he described coppiette as “pure premium pork loin…

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