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Newswise: Engineers share designs for 3D printed ventilator adapters to help during coronavirus pandemic
Released: 2-Apr-2020 11:25 AM EDT
Engineers share designs for 3D printed ventilator adapters to help during coronavirus pandemic
Binghamton University, State University of New York

Engineers at Binghamton University, State University of New York have made their designs for 3D printed ventilator adapters available to the public to help during the coronavirus pandemic.

Released: 2-Apr-2020 11:25 AM EDT
Testing shows type of cloth used in homemade masks makes a difference, doctors say
Wake Forest Baptist Health

Homemade masks can play an important role in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic but the type of fabric used is key to their effectiveness, according to tests performed at Wake Forest Baptist Health.

Released: 2-Apr-2020 11:15 AM EDT
Stressed about COVID-19? Try tapping into the power of music
Ohio State University

The virus might be keeping people apart; music can help bring them together -- and just might have a positive effect on your physiological response to stress.

Released: 2-Apr-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Twisting and Turning: Unraveling What Causes Asymmetry
NIH, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

Chirality is a type of asymmetry where something can’t overlap with its mirror image, like our hands. Michael Ostap, Ph.D., is researching what causes chirality on a molecular level to better understand embryonic development and how it can go wrong.

Released: 2-Apr-2020 9:55 AM EDT
Mechanical Engineers Develop Tumor Model that More Closely Mimics the Body
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

In research recently published in Acta Biomaterialia, a team of mechanical engineers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute demonstrated a new technique for creating an in vitro model for studying tumors that is more complex and, therefore, closer to what cancer cells may encounter in the body.

Newswise: Johns Hopkins Engineers Developing 3D-printed Ventilator Splitter
Released: 2-Apr-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Johns Hopkins Engineers Developing 3D-printed Ventilator Splitter
Johns Hopkins University

In response to a pressing need for more ventilators to treat critically ill COVID-19 patients, a team led by Johns Hopkins University engineers is developing and prototyping a 3D-printed splitter that will allow a single ventilator to treat multiple patients. Though medical professionals have expressed concerns about the safety and effectiveness of sharing ventilators, the team has designed this tool to address those concerns.

Newswise: Fatty acid in triglycerides proves an effective platform for biological drug delivery
Released: 2-Apr-2020 8:30 AM EDT
Fatty acid in triglycerides proves an effective platform for biological drug delivery
Houston Methodist

Houston Methodist nanomedicine researchers are studying a new drug delivery system that transports oral medication via triglycerides that could eliminate the need for injections or IV treatments of some biologic drugs for rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases. They’re doing this with a diabetes drug that resulted in approximately 25% absorption in mice models, considered very high for an oral drug. The research will appear in Science Advances April 1.

Newswise: Device That Tracks Location of Nurses Repurposed to Record Patient Mobility
Released: 2-Apr-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Device That Tracks Location of Nurses Repurposed to Record Patient Mobility
Johns Hopkins Medicine

By repurposing badges originally designed to locate nurses and other hospital staff, Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists say they can precisely monitor how patients in the hospital are walking outside of their rooms, a well-known indicator and contributor to recovery after surgery.


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