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Texas deployed its National Guard to help with overflowing morgues in El Paso as the coronavirus death toll rises

El Paso County detention inmates, Sheriff officers, and morgue staff move bodies to refrigerated trailers outside the Medical Examiner's Office, November 14, 2020. Texas is sending 36 of its National Guard personnel to El Paso to help process the bodies of dead coronavirus victims. El Paso's county morgue has been so overwhelmed that it is using refrigerated trailers and paying prison inmates to move the bodies. That's just one snapshot in a nationwide surge of coronavirus cases — th...
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Doctors and health officials in US coronavirus hotspots tell the same story: We're being villainized and ignored while trying to save lives

Healthcare workers wait to administer free coronavirus tests in Columbus, Ohio, on November 19. Stephen Zenner/AFP/Getty Images Doctors, nurses, and public-health officials in the Midwest told Business Insider they face antagonism from people who refuse to take precautions to curb the coronavirus' spread.  The region is suffering a devastating surge in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths. One emergency physician said he got a death threat. A North Dakota health official said she h...
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This isn't a third coronavirus wave — it's a tsunami. 3 charts show how much worse the fall surge is than any before.

A medical worker puts on protective equipment at an ICU in Houston, Texas. The US's fall coronavirus surge is already larger than the ones in the spring or summer, though it hasn't lasted as long. The US shattered daily records for cases and hospitalizations in November. The fall surge is poised to become to longest and deadliest one yet.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The US's coronavirus outbreak has spiraled even further out of control — but the reality is that i...
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The US could be on track to hit 1 million daily coronavirus cases by the end of 2020, a new report finds

Healthcare worker Dante Hills passes paperwork to a woman at a COVID-19 testing site in Miami, Florida. Lynne Sladky/AP Photo The US could see 1 million daily coronavirus cases by the end of 2020, according to a new report from Pantheon Macroeconomics. That's based on the current trend of average cases rising 34% from week to week. Experts predict this surge could be the largest, and perhaps deadliest, yet. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In March, when New York City ho...
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Biden's coronavirus board is made up of former federal officials who oversaw past epidemics including AIDS, Ebola, and Zika

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris receive a briefing from the transition COVID-19 advisory board in Wilmington, Delaware. Joe Raedle/Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden met with 13 members of his newly formed COVID-19 advisory board on Monday. At least 10 of those members have served the federal government before. Several board members helped guide the US through past epidemics, including AIDS, Ebola, and Zika.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more s...
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New remote sensing technique could bring key planetary mineral into focus

The mineral olivine, thought to be a major component inside all planetary bodies, holds secrets about the early formation of the solar system, and a team of Brown University researchers has a new way to study it remotely.
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Fauci suggested a face mask mandate and warned that the general public might not get a COVID-19 vaccine until mid-2021

Dr. Anthony Fauci in Washington DC on September 23, 2020. Alex Edelman / AFP via Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci has suggested that face coverings should be made mandatory in the US. "Well, if people are not wearing masks, then maybe we should be mandating it," Fauci told CNN on Friday. He did not say whether this would at a national or state level. Fauci's comments come as the US enters its third, and likely deadliest, coronavirus surge. The infectious-disease expert also gave an update on...
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The US's third coronavirus surge could be the deadliest yet — 4 charts show a troubling trend

A man drops his daughter off at the Lincoln-Hancock Community School in Quincy, Massachusetts on September 17, 2020. Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe/Getty Images Coronavirus cases are skyrocketing in the US for the third time as winter approaches. The US reported more than 60,000 daily cases, on average, this week — a roughly 40% increase since the start of October. Deaths haven't risen as dramatically yet, but experts predict the third surge could be the deadliest. The US leads the world...
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The US's third coronavirus surge may become the deadliest yet, experts say

A nurse puts on her PPE before tending to a COVID-19 patient on October 21, 2020 in Essen, Germany. Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images Daily coronavirus cases in the US have risen nearly 40%, on average, since the start of October.  Experts worry these cases will lead to the nation's deadliest surge of infections yet, as more people gather indoors for the holidays and become more lax about masks and social distancing. The US is also approaching peak flu season, which can lead to overcrowding at ho...
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Study discovers potential target for treating aggressive cancer cells

New research by a team at Brown University finds that special filaments called vimentin may be key to the spread of some aggressive, chemo-resistant cancer cells.
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The US has entered its 3rd — and possibly largest — wave of coronavirus cases. Experts say states should 'pull back.'

Medical workers in Florida test a person for the coronavirus on July 22. Joe Raedle/Getty Images) The US has entered its third wave of coronavirus infections. New cases are spiking in the Midwest. Public-health experts worry this wave could be the largest, and perhaps deadliest, yet. A surge in cases and hospitalizations was expected, they added, since lockdowns have lifted, people are spending more time indoors, and "pandemic fatigue" has set in. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more...
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12 states reported record coronavirus case counts this weekend. This could be the beginning of the second wave.

Medical technicians work at a drive-through coronavirus testing facility at the Regeneron Pharmaceuticals company's Westchester campus in Tarrytown, New York, September 17, 2020. The coronavirus outbreak appears to be getting worse across much of the US. Twelve states — Alaska, Colorado, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, Oregon, South Dakota, and Utah — recorded more new infections in the last seven days than they ever have in a one-week period. T...
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Can we trust Chinese Covid-19 science?

The west has been wary of China’s rise as a scientific superpower, but the pandemic has made it impossible to ignoreCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIt started badly, with gag orders, cover-ups and ignored offers of help from overseas, but then the Chinese government seized the narrative. It reined in the burgeoning epidemic of Covid-19 at home, and started exporting its rapidly accumulating scientific knowledge of the disease to the rest of the world. Chinese science ...
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Dr. Fauci Reads an Undergrad’s Entire Thesis, Then Follows Up with an Encouraging Letter

Photo via the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases  What are some qualities to look for in a leader? A thirst for knowledge A sense of duty The scruples to give credit where credit is due A calm, clear communication style Humility Dr. Anthony Fauci brings these qualities to bear as Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institute of Health. They’re also on display in his message to then-undergrad Luke Messac, now an emergency m...
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Study helps to settle debate on roles of REM and non-REM sleep in visual learning

A study by a team of Brown University researchers sheds new light on the complementary roles of REM and non-REM sleep in visual perceptual learning.
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Drug treatment could improve effectiveness of immunotherapy for cancer patients

The MDM2 gene promotes tumor growth and interferes with immunotherapy in some cancer patients -- a new study from a Brown University research team suggests that an MDM2-inhibiting drug could help address this problem.
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Different tracks, same dinosaurs: Brown researchers dig deeper into dinosaur movements

Using X-ray-based technology developed at Brown University, researchers uncover shared subsurface movement patterns between birds and dinosaurs, adding a new dimension of fossil track diversity.
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Researchers make next-generation, high-toughness battery component

By combining a ceramic material with graphene, Brown University engineers have made what they say is the toughest solid electrolyte built to date.
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Machine learning technique sharpens prediction of material's mechanical properties

Scientists at NTU Singapore, MIT, and Brown University have developed new approaches that significantly improve the accuracy of an important material testing technique by harnessing the power of machine learning. The new analytical technique could reduce the need for time-consuming, costly computer simulations to ensure that manufactured parts used in structural applications such as airplanes and automobiles, and those made from such digital manufacturing techniques as 3D printing are safe to us...
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Researchers develop new explanation for destructive earthquake vibrations

High-frequency vibrations are some of the most damaging ground movements produced by earthquakes, and Brown University researchers have a new theory about how they're produced.
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The neural basis of sensory hypersensitivity

A study from MIT and Brown University reveals a neural circuit that appears to underlie sensory hypersensitivity in a mouse model of autism, offering a possible strategy for developing new treatments.
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Study finds quarter of climate change tweets from bots

Researchers at Brown University found bots were far more likely to post tweets denying climate change.
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Researchers report progress on molecular data storage system

A Brown University team has shown that they can store and retrieve more than 200 kilobytes of digital image files by encoding the data in mixtures of new custom libraries of small molecules.
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Near caves and mines, corrugated pipes may interfere with bat echolocation

Corrugated metal pipes have been installed at cave and mine entrances to help bats access their roosts, but a new study from Brown University researchers suggests that these pipes may actually deter bats.
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Researchers develop new bio-inspired wing design for small drones

Taking a cue from birds and insects, Brown University researchers have come up with a new wing design for small drones that helps them fly more efficiently and makes them more robust to atmospheric turbulence.
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Discovering a new fundamental underwater force

A team of mathematicians from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Brown University has discovered a new phenomenon that generates a fluidic force capable of moving and binding particles immersed in density-layered fluids.
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Strange Martian mineral deposit likely sourced from volcanic explosions

In a finding that is soon to be ground-truthed by NASA's next Mars rover, Brown University researchers show that a Martian mineral deposit was likely formed by ashfall from ancient volcanic explosions.
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This Is What Happens to Your Body When You Get a Sunburn

If you're prone to sunburn, you're not alone. A 2018 study published in JAMA Dermatology reveals that nearly a third of U.S. adults get sunburned each year. And while there are countless SPF products on the shelves of every drugstore and innumerable warnings from regulatory agencies and doctors alike about the dangers of ultraviolet (UV) exposure, the number of people experiencing sunburns hasn't gone down significantly in years. According to the National Cancer Institute, more than ...
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'Lovely' and 'scientific' -- Medical student evaluations differ by gender and minority status

In the largest analysis to date of narrative medical school evaluations, researchers at UC San Francisco and Brown University have found significant differences in how female and underrepresented minority medical students are described.
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New studies can inform programs to prevent sexual violence among teens locally, globally

A series of new studies by researchers at Brown University examines how teenagers in the United States and South Africa work through the challenges of exploring adult interactions, in the hope that the findings will inform new, targeted educational programs and interventions to prevent sexual violence among teenagers locally and globally.
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