Many ventilation systems may increase risk of COVID-19 exposure, study suggests

Ventilation systems in many modern office buildings, which are designed to keep temperatures comfortable and increase energy efficiency, may increase the risk of exposure to the coronavirus, particularly during the coming winter, according to research published in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics. A team from the University of Cambridge found that widely-used ‘mixing ventilation’ systems,…

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Washington COVID-19 biorepository expands sample types

Seattle – September 29, 2020 – Recently expanded to support diagnostics developers earlier in the development cycle, the Washington COVID-19 biorepository now includes convalescent plasma to accelerate the development of antibody assays. The current pandemic showcases a critical need to accelerate the development and validation of quality diagnostic products for COVID-19. To support this effort,…

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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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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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