With an NSF RAPID grant, NJIT engineers build a new model to track COVID-19

A team of environmental engineers at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is developing a new way to track the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus, by combining advanced statistical methods with models that incorporate environmental conditions, such as wind speed, temperature and social distancing. To date, modelers are largely tracking the growth in the…

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BU engineers make breakthrough that could open doors to continuous health-monitoring devices

Imagine a Fitbit that measures much more than steps, heart rate, and calories burned. It continually tracks all of the indicators of physiological health that currently require expensive and time-consuming analyses of blood plasma. The device is inexpensive, reliable, and powered by the same proteins that our bodies produce all day, every day. Although it…

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Does primary ovarian insufficiency affect your risks for obesity and diabetes?

CLEVELAND, Ohio (April 15, 2020)–Are overweight women less fertile? Does primary ovarian insufficiency increase risks for obesity and diabetes? For years the controversy regarding the connection between reproductive health and body mass index has continued. A new study assessed the effect of ovarian reserve on obesity and glucose metabolism and found no correlation. Study results…

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