Mass General Hospital researchers identify new ‘universal’ target for antiviral treatment

Mass General Hospital researchers identify new “universal” target for antiviral treatment BOSTON – As the coronavirus outbreak shows, viruses are a constant threat to humanity. Vaccines are regularly developed and deployed against specific viruses, but that process takes a lot of time, doesn’t help everyone who needs protection, and still leaves people exposed to new…

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DIY tools TalkBox and SenseBox help people with disabilities to communicate

Researchers at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) have developed do-it-yourself (DIY) assistive technology prototypes that are revolutionizing how people with disabilities can access tools that will help them interact with the world. Foad Hamidi, assistant professor of information systems, and his collaborators at York University in Canada and the Pamoja Community Based Organization…

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Shortcuts to a Vietnamese Dinner

Premade simmer sauces have become a big thing for shortcutting Indian cooking at home. Now, Charles Phan, the founder and chef at the Slanted Door restaurant in San Francisco, has taken the same approach to Vietnamese fare. He has introduced four braising sauces, two for quick stir-fries and two for slower simmers; each comes with…

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Chocolate Mousse on the Move

Johan Halsberghe — a Belgian chef who started making fresh chocolate mousse for high-end markets to sell in little plastic cups a few years ago — has outgrown his Brooklyn kitchen and has moved his production to East Harlem. His new space includes a small dessert bar in the front, where he sells the chocolate…

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