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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Infectious disease model shows impact of COVID-19 mitigation efforts in Virginia

RICHMOND–Governor Ralph Northam, in partnership with researchers from the University of Virginia’s Biocomplexity Institute and the nonprofit RAND Corporation, released new infectious disease modeling on the impact of COVID-19 mitigations in Virginia. Current models presented during a briefing held yesterday show that social distancing efforts beginning in mid-March have paused the growth of the COVID-19…

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Flamingos form firm friendships

Flamingos form friendships that last for years, new research shows. The five-year study reveals that, despite being highly social as part of large flocks, flamingos consistently spend time with specific close “friends”. They also avoid certain individuals, suggesting some flamingos just don’t get on. The University of Exeter study examined four flamingo species…

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Millions of Children Are at Risk for Measles as Coronavirus Fears Halt Vaccines

More than 100 million children could be at risk for measles because countries around the world are suspending national immunization programs in order to reduce the risk of coronavirus infection, international public health leaders warned on Monday. So far, 24 low- and middle-income countries, including Mexico, Nigeria and Cambodia, have paused or postponed such programs,…

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Cocktail Mixers Enter the Ice Age

Many prepared cocktail concoctions are shortcuts that shortchange the drink. Not these new frozen Cocktail Cubes. They’re made from straightforward organic ingredients that have been mixed and formed into the cubes to make fine classic cocktails like old-fashioneds, margaritas, bee’s knees and cosmopolitans, among others. Drop one, or two, into a shaker, add two ounces…

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