Modifying BACTRAC protocol provides first chance to study local leukocyte populations during stroke

FAIRFAX, Va. — Expanding standard techniques during mechanical thrombectomy — a procedure that removes a clot from an artery during stroke — allows researchers to reproducibly obtain and study local leukocyte populations during human stroke, according to a study by the University of Kentucky Department of Neurology, released today at the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery’s…

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Measuring electron emission from irradiated biomolecules

When fast-moving ions cross paths with large biomolecules, the resulting collisions produce many low-energy electrons which can go on to ionise the molecules even further. To fully understand how biological structures are affected by this radiation, it is important for physicists to measure how electrons are scattered during collisions. So far, however, researchers’ understanding of…

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Researchers conducting survey of micropollutants

Gregory Foster, Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Thomas Huff, Assistant Director, Shared Research Instrumentation Facility Specialization, Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center (PEREC), Randolph McBride, Associate Professor, Geology and Oceanography, PEREC, and Scott Glaberman, Assistant Professor, Environmental Science and Policy, are conducting a study with a goal of collecting water and sediments in the Hunting Creek…

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Simple approach tested in small group visually evaluates mask effectiveness against viral droplets

Using inexpensive and widely available tools, scientists have developed a simple approach to visually evaluate how effectively different types of masks prevent the spread of droplets that could contain SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, according to a new study. While the authors note their work is still in the early stages, and their method has so far…

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