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Posted: Friday, August 5, 2022

Researchers demonstrated that rat livers could be preserved 5 times longer using partial freezing, a new approach to organ preservation. Increasing the length of time organs can be stored prior to transplantation is a national research priority, and will ultimately enhance the supply of organs for patients by mitigating key logistical limitations in transplant medicine. The lead author of the study is ATP-Bio Organisms Testbed Lead Shannon Tessier, PhD. ATP-Bio Deputy Director Mehmet Toner,…

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Deb DeBruin
Posted: Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Professor Debra DeBruin authored a chapter in a recently published book, Ethical Public Health Policy Within Pandemics: Theory and Practice in Ethical Pandemic Administration. DeBruin’s chapter focuses on disparities in how COVID-19 affected BIPOC communities, provides a model that explains those disparities, and considers whether race and ethnicity should be taken into account when…

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Monkeypox Virus
Posted: Thursday, July 14, 2022

As the Monkeypox outbreak continues to spread worldwide, the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy has launched a Monkeypox Resource Center on their website. The Monkeypox Resource Center features up-to-date information on the Monkeypox outbreak and is being updated frequently as the situation evolves. CIDRAP has been a longtime member center of the Consortium on Law and Values and its Director, Dr…

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Child and teacher
Posted: Wednesday, July 6, 2022

A multidisciplinary study led by Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain scholar Dr. Catherine Burrows has demonstrated that earlier, improved screening for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may help correct for large gender differences in ASD diagnoses. Currently, male children are diagnosed with ASD four times as often as female children. The research team identified gender-based differences in the presentation of symptoms of ASD; once the team had corrected for those differences, they…

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