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Posted: Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Professor of Neurosurgery and Stem Cell Institute faculty member Walter Low, PhD, is among a group of researchers who were recently awarded a five-year grant by the National Institutes of Health to study the potential impact of SARS-CoV2 infection on cognitive function, especially in people at risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Individuals with a particular gene variant, APOE4, are more vulnerable to both long-COVID and Alzheimer’s disease. Some Alzheimer’s researchers also hypothesize…

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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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