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Stroke brain rats study: Transplanted reprogrammed skin cells

Stroke brain rats study: Transplanted reprogrammed skin cells

Transplanted reprogrammed skin cells repair stroke-damaged rat brains. Repairing neurological damage has never been an easy task for scientists and physicians but remains the ultimate goal for much of the research in neuroscience. For instance, transplanting neuronal stem cells into damaged or diseased areas of the brain has been touted as a potential therapeutic option, although it has been met ... Read More »

Elizabeth to Talking Drones to Enforce Social Distancing

Elizabeth to Talking Drones to Enforce Social Distancing

The Elizabeth Police Department will begin to use drones with a recorded message from the mayor telling residents to socially distance and go home amid the spread of the coronavirus. It’s a tactic that was first used by China. Drones there were equipped with speakers to warn residents to wear masks, CNN reported in February. Spain and France have also ... Read More »

Madiha Choksi using 3D print applied sciences to produce PPE

Madiha Choksi using 3D print applied sciences to produce PPE

When Madiha Choksi, a research and learning technologies librarian at Columbia University, received a call for help from a doctor last week, she didn’t hesitate. Part of her job entails managing the school library’s 3D printing program, so she often gets requests from researchers and faculty members to print out different prototypes. On March 19, Peirre Elias, a Columbia University ... Read More »

Amazon testing disinfectant fog to keep workers on the job, Report

Amazon testing disinfectant fog to keep workers on the job, Report

Amazon Inc is testing the use of disinfectant fog at a warehouse in Staten Island, New York starting on Tuesday. The measure reveals how the world’s largest online store is aiming to increase security cleaning without closing facilities important to its operation, as some staff and elected officers have demanded. Amazon stated it’s trying out the disinfectant fog as utilized ... Read More »

Memphis Volunteers fixed 20000 N95 masks for hospital, Report

Memphis Volunteers fixed 20000 N95 masks for hospital, Report

A group of volunteers has been working to repair 27,000 desperately needed N95 protective masks for a Memphis, Tennessee, hospital battling the coronavirus pandemic — and they got most of them done in a weekend. Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis recently found dozens of cases of the masks in storage but couldn’t use them because the elastic straps had dry-rotted and needed ... Read More »

Allstate, American Family Insurance to return more than $600 million in auto premiums

Allstate, American Family Insurance to return more than $600 million in auto premiums

Allstate Insurance is stepping up and putting money back into its customers’ pockets during this COVID-19 pandemic. It is using its slogan, “You’re in Good Hands,” literally. The insurance company announced its Shelter-in-Place Payback where it will return more than $600 million in auto insurance premiums to customers for April and May. The idea is that more people are “at ... Read More »

Japan poised to declare state of emergency over COVID-19

Japan poised to declare state of emergency over COVID-19

Japan poised to declare state of emergency over COVID-19. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared a state of emergency on Tuesday for Tokyo, Osaka and five other prefectures to curb the spread of the new coronavirus after an alarming growth in cases in urban areas. The declaration, effective through May 6, will enable prefectural governors to take stronger preventive steps, ranging ... Read More »

Pakistan: Doctors arrested after protests over lack of PPE

Pakistan: Doctors arrested after protests over lack of PPE

Dozens of health workers were tortured and arrested in Quetta, Pakistan while they were protesting for the provision of personal protective equipment outside the office of the Chief Minister of Balochistan Province in Pakistan. The Young Doctors’ Association of Balochistan, along with the Nurses’ Association and the Hospital Workers’ Association, had been demanding the provision of protective equipment for many ... Read More »