Summary of preliminary data about obesity and severity of COVID-19

In a Nature Reviews Endocrinology “Comment” authors from the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD), the Boston Children’s Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health call for more research about the relationships of obesity, disproportionate fat distribution and impaired metabolic health with the severity of COVID-19. The authors raise the point that…

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2020 Communicator Award to Robert Arlinghaus — special one-time prize to Christian Drosten

The Communicator Award, conferred by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) and the Stifterverband, will be presented this year to Professor Dr. Robert Arlinghaus, an expert in integrative fisheries management. The researcher, who works at the Humboldt University of Berlin and the Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), will receive the…

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Maibach to receive funding to help consortium hone focus on health and climate equity

Edward W. Maibach, Director, Center for Climate Change Communication; Faculty, Communication, is set to receive $247,858 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to support the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health in sharpening its focus on health and climate equity. The Consortium was launched in 2016 by Mason and seven prominent medical societies. The…

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