Coronavirus World Live Tracker: India Extends Nationwide Lockdown

Here’s what you need to know: ImagePeople in Hyderabad, India, watch Prime Minister Narendra Modi address the nation about the coronavirus situation on Tuesday.Credit…Mahesh Kumar A./Associated Press India extends nationwide lockdown, ordering more than 1 billion people to remain at home. Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India extended a nationwide lockdown on Tuesday for nearly…

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US coronavirus measures are justified, University of Wyoming economists find

Aggressive social distancing policies being used to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 are hammering the U.S. economy, but an analysis by University of Wyoming researchers suggests that these measures are economically justified. The potential benefits of social distancing in saving lives far outweigh the projected damage to the economy, according to the…

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The power of light

As COVID-19 continues to ravage global populations, the world is singularly focused on finding ways to battle the novel coronavirus. That includes the UC Santa Barbara’s Solid State Lighting & Energy Electronics Center (SSLEEC) and member companies. Researchers there are developing ultraviolet LEDs that have the ability to decontaminate surfaces — and potentially air and…

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Emergency Medicine Foundation to fund research to improve nation’s response to COVID-19

WASHINGTON, D.C.– The Emergency Medicine Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) to advance research and education in emergency medicine, has recently announced that it will award up to $100,000 in new research grants to further the medical community’s understanding of and response to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.…

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Penn Med’s Mahoney Institute announces recipient of Rising Star Award

PHILADELPHIA–The Mahoney Institute for Neurosciences (MINS) in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania announced that Michael Yartsev, PhD, an assistant professor of Neurobiology and Engineering with the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute and the department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Berkeley, is the recipient of the third-annual Rising Star Award…

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