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This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation, the first pig-to-human transplant was performed in Baltimore, Maryland. The recipient has been living for one week with the #xenograft heart. If successful, xenograft procedures like this could shorten transplant waits and has the potential to save millions of lives! (Image Credit: University of Maryland School of Medicine) [...]

By |2022-01-21T11:04:46-05:00January 21st, 2022|ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

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This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation, studies are suggesting that the highly virulent Omicron SARS-CoV-2 variant does not expand rapidly in lung tissue, leading researchers to hope that future variants will continue to evade lung tissue. (Image Credit: Serhii Hudak/Ukrinform/Barcroft Media via Getty) And, in the continued case against blood-testing company Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, [...]

By |2022-01-13T16:34:51-05:00January 14th, 2022|ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

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This week in #ScienceNews and #Innovation, a study published in Nature found that when blood taken from “marathoner” mice who ran 4+ miles per day was injected into sedentary mice, it reduced brain inflammation in the latter group. (Image Credit: Pixabay) And, last week the 8-year long Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology released their final reporting [...]

By |2021-12-16T09:48:39-05:00December 17th, 2021|ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

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This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation scientists are working very hard to learn about the Omicron SARS-CoV-2 variant - from its transmissibility, to its ability to avoid the current COVID-19 vaccines. (Image Credit: Guillem Sartorio/AFP/Getty) And, NIH collaborators are currently locked into a dispute over Moderna vaccine patents, as the question of who should [...]

By |2021-12-10T09:28:23-05:00December 10th, 2021|ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

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This week in #ScienceNews and #Innovation, scientists are on high alert as a newly identified SARS-CoV-2 variant of concern, Omicron, spreads out of South Africa. (Image Credit: Alet Pretorius/Gallo Images/Getty) And, NASA’s double-blind review process that was put in place to reduce bias has led to an increase in first-time investigators and female researchers securing [...]

By |2021-11-29T14:56:56-05:00December 1st, 2021|ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

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This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation “original antigenic sin” or OAS is when some people may be better at fighting off a flu strain if they’ve encountered a similar strain during childhood. Can exposure to other coronaviruses in early childhood protect from COVID infection? (Image Credit: Getty) The #COVID pandemic has had a toll [...]

By |2021-11-23T10:46:43-05:00November 24th, 2021|ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

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This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation: A new behavioral study has revealed that tools use efficiency and syntactic ability, both rely on the same neurological resources. Learning to use a novel tool improves language performance, supports coevolution of tool use and language. Among the SARS-CoV-2 studies, by analyzing health-care workers’ blood collected in the first weeks [...]

By |2021-11-17T17:57:19-05:00November 17th, 2021|ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

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This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation, Pfizer’s new COVID-19 antiviral drug looks promising, as data appears to show that this pill has cut the risk of hospitalization or death by 89% for vulnerable people newly diagnosed with COVID-19. Amongst other news from the first week of the COP26 summit, the abrupt decline in global [...]

By |2021-11-10T18:50:10-05:00November 10th, 2021|ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

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This week in #ScienceNews and #Innovation, the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) takes place this week in Glasgow, Scotland. Read the scientists’ guide to the conference here. And, in a victory for drug repurposing, a new study reports that the common antidepressant fluvoxamine is effective at preventing mild COVID-19 cases from becoming severe. (Image [...]

By |2021-11-03T23:12:45-04:00November 3rd, 2021|ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

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This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation: Scientists have found a piece of a transposon (so-called junk DNA!) named MT2B2 that produces a protein involved in cell proliferation in the developing mammalian embryo and the timing of embryo implantation. Read about their findings here. (Image Credit: Modzelewski, AJ, et al., Cell) And, researchers found that [...]

By |2021-10-20T08:46:09-04:00October 20th, 2021|ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments
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