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COVID-19 can kill heart muscle cells, interfere with contraction

A new study provides evidence that COVID-19 patients' heart damage is caused by the virus invading and replicating inside heart muscle cells, leading to cell death and interfering with heart muscle contraction. The researchers used stem cells to engi.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyMar 2nd, 2021

Respiratory Study Launches To Discover How Apple Watch Can Predict COVID-19

Researchers at the University of Washington have partnered with Apple to study how Apple Watch may be used to predict illnesses such as coronavirus, or flu. Apple Insider reports: "The goal of the study is to see if the information collected by the A.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News8 hr. 45 min. ago

What Happens When You Have a Heart Attack on the Way To Mars?

If your heart stops en route to Mars, rest assured that researchers have considered how to carry out CPR in space. (One option is to plant your feet on the ceiling and extend your arms downwards to compress the patient's chest.) From a report: Astron.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News10 hr. 17 min. ago

Washington State Votes To End Restriction On Community Broadband

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Washington State lawmakers have voted to kill telecom-industry backed restrictions that limit the reach of community broadband. The Public Broadband Act (HB1336) passed the state Senate with a 27-.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News10 hr. 17 min. ago

How to pivot your startup, save cash and maintain trust with investors and customers

"We would go all in on a product and we'd build it and put blood, sweat and tears into it, and then I would kill it, and we'd move on to the next thing." A few years ago, founder Sean Lane thought he’d achieved product-market fit. Spe.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News11 hr. 16 min. ago

Plasma device designed for consumers can quickly disinfect surfaces

The COVID-19 pandemic has cast a harsh light on the urgent need for quick and easy techniques to sanitize and disinfect everyday high-touch objects such as doorknobs, pens, pencils, and personal protective gear worn to keep infections from spreading......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News11 hr. 17 min. ago

EU Commission To End AstraZeneca and J&J Vaccine Contracts at Expiry

The EU Commission has decided not to renew COVID-19 vaccine contracts next year with AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson (J&J), Italian daily La Stampa reported on Wednesday, citing a source from the Italian health ministry. Reuters: "The European Comm.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News12 hr. 45 min. ago

Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile kill their cross-carrier RCS messaging plans

Carriers reveal they've wasted the last 18 months pretending to do an RCS rollout. Enlarge / Google Messenger is the biggest RCS app out there. (credit: Google) The Rich Communication Services (RCS) rollout continues to be a hopeless disaster.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News14 hr. 17 min. ago

Amira Learning raises $11M to put its AI-powered literacy tutor in post-COVID classrooms

School closures due to the pandemic have interrupted the learning processes of millions of kids, and without individual attention from teachers, reading skills in particular are taking a hit. Amira Learning aims to address this with an app that reads.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News14 hr. 45 min. ago

The ocean urgently needs truly collaborative science between partners, scientists say

The ocean is at the heart of our planet. It provides many resources for those who live along its coasts and to the world as whole. To ensure a prosperous ocean now and in the future, marine research must offer clear recommendations based on represent.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News16 hr. 45 min. ago

Programming proteins to turn cells into molecular computers

A new method of breaking and fixing proteins could speed the development of sophisticated computer-like circuits in cells that will pave the way to new biotechnology and medical advances......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News16 hr. 45 min. ago

Plants thrive in a complex world by communicating, sharing resources and transforming their environments

As a species, humans are wired to collaborate. That's why lockdowns and remote work have felt difficult for many of us during the COVID-19 pandemic......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News16 hr. 45 min. ago

Mary Agyapong: Pregnant nurse’s family yet to get GoFundMe money

More than £186,000 was raised on a GoFundMe page set up after Mary Agyapong died with Covid-19......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated News20 hr. 17 min. ago

Finding resiliency in local, community news gathering

When the Webster-Kirkwood Times, a community newspaper in the greater St. Louis, Missouri area, had to endure layoffs and stop publishing its print edition—due to a loss in revenue as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic—its readers felt the loss an.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Novel guidelines help select optimal deconvolution method

Biomedical scientists are increasingly using deconvolution methods, those used to computationally analyze the composition of complex mixtures of cells. One of their challenges is to select one method that is appropriate for their experimental conditi.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

5 questions about Grab’s epic SPAC investor deck

Grab is going public via a SPAC, so let's talk through key points from the investor deck — we'll discuss growth, segment profitability, aggregate costs and COVID-19. As expected, Southeast Asian super-app Grab is going public via a SPAC,.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Superbug killer: New nanotech destroys bacteria and fungal cells

Researchers have developed a new superbug-destroying coating that could be used on wound dressings and implants to prevent and treat potentially deadly bacterial and fungal infections......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

"Shedding light" on the role of undesired impurities in gallium nitride semiconductors

The semiconductor industry and pretty much all of electronics today are dominated by silicon. In transistors, computer chips, and solar cells, silicon has been a standard component for decades. But all this may change soon, with gallium nitride (GaN).....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Combining mask wearing, social distancing suppresses COVID-19 virus spread

Studies show wearing masks and social distancing can contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus, but their combined effectiveness is not precisely known......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

US Recommends "Pause" For J&J Vaccine Over Clot Reports

iggymanz writes: The U.S. is recommending a "pause" in using the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administ.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

J&J COVID vaccine use paused due to one-in-a-million complication

An extremely rare clotting problem that's also seen with the AstraZeneca vaccine. Enlarge / A nurse practitioner named Heidi Johnson administers a vaccine from Johnson & Johnson. (credit: Tom Williams / Getty Images) On Tuesday morning, the US.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021