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Using Telemedicine to Treat Opioid Addiction

Getting medication long meant seeing a licensed provider. Now a strategy for evading Covid-19 makes treatment available via the web.
Tags: News, Obama, Pennsylvania, Williams, Doctors, Columbia University, Medicaid, New York State, Telemedicine, Barack, Preventive Medicine, Computers and the Internet, Health Insurance and Managed Care, Appalachian Region, Manhattan (NYC, Drug Abuse and Traffic


Saklatvala Mausoleum in New York

An email from my friend Kersi Shroff tipped me off on what turned out to be a great treasure hunt in search of the Saklatvala Mausoleum in the Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx in New York City. Kersi writes… The Woodlawn Cemetery has cuneiform inscription on the tomb of the then well-known Phirozshah Saklatvalla, whose mother was the sister of Jamshedi Nusserwanji Tata. Phirozshah became a U.S. Citizen in 1904, making him one of the earliest non-whites to be granted citizenship. Prof. John ...
Tags: History


New York Love Story: The Submarine Officer and the Beatles Cover Band

A Columbia grad student, new to the city, lost his lease. So he organized the perfect send-off.
Tags: News, New York City, Apartments, Columbia University, Landlords, Ny, Beatles, Columbia, The, Dakota (Manhattan, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


‘Defendant Shall Not Attend Protests’: In Portland, Getting Out of Jail Requires Relinquishing Constitutional Rights

This story first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Federal authorities are using a new tactic in their battle against protesters in Portland, Oregon: arrest them on offenses as minor as “failing to obey” an order to get off a sidewalk on federal property — and then tell them they can’t protest anymore as a condition for release from jail. Legal experts descr...
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Obama, Oregon, Court, Barack Obama, Dhs, FPS, Williams, Aclu, Portland, Columbia University, CBP, Portland Oregon, Customs, Donald Trump


'A world with no ice': Confronting the horrors of climate change

Climate change is often framed as a debate that has split society down the middle and that requires more evidence before we can act. In reality, 97 percent of scientists agree that it is real and only 3 percent are skeptical. A sticking point for some is the estimated timeline, but as Columbia University professor Philip Kitcher points out, a 4-5 Celsius temperature increase that makes the planet uninhabitable is a disaster no matter when it happens.In this video, 9 experts (including professors...
Tags: Politics, Science, Climate Change, Environment, Future, Sustainability, Policy, Oceans, Innovation, Refugees, Fear, Anthropocene, Natural Disaster, Ecology, Columbia University, Marine Biology


Nebraska and Iowa win advanced wireless testbed grants for rural broadband

Everyone wants more bandwidth from the skies, but it takes a lot of testing to turn laboratory research projects into real-world performant infrastructure. A number of new technologies, sometimes placed under the banner of “5G” and sometimes not, is embarking on that transition and being deployed in real-world scenarios. Those research trials are crucial for productizing these technologies, and ultimately, delivering consumers better wireless broadband options. We’ve talked a bit about one of th...
Tags: Mobile, US, America, Tech, Iowa, Wireless, Manhattan, Nebraska, Columbia University, North Carolina, 5g, National Science Foundation, Ames Iowa, Iowa State University, NSF, University of Nebraska Lincoln


Scientists find exquisitely potent antibodies; a blood test may identify who needs steroids

Scientists have found 19 potent antibodies that "neutralize" the new coronavirus, including nine that exhibit "exquisite potency," according to a study published in Nature. Compared to previously isolated antibodies, some of the new ones can target different regions of the so-called spike that protrudes from the surface of the virus and helps it infect cells. "Finding antibodies directed to different regions of the spike allows for more/better possibility of forming antibody cocktails to attac...
Tags: News, Columbia University, Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, David Ho Director


Why I Still Have Questions For Bill Barr, One Year After Our Last Conversation

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. Before Bill Barr was the 85th attorney general of the United States, he was, among other things, on the Board of Directors of Time Warner. That was how I first came to meet him. I was working for HBO and its sister channel Cinemax at that time, and we connected over his appreciation of a Cinemax show that I worked on called “Banshee.” “Banshee” was a violent, pulpy series that told the story of an ex-con who comes int...
Tags: Florida, Hbo, New York, News, Minneapolis, Time Warner, California, Washington Post, Washington, America, United States, Ferguson, Columbia University, Las Vegas, Department Of Justice, Naacp


Heart transplants declined sharply during pandemic

Heart transplants, donor hearts, and transplant waitlists all fell sharply at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, Columbia University researchers have found.
Tags: Science, United States, Columbia University


Lawyer linked to California and New Jersey slayings described as jealous and angry

Roy Den Hollander, the lawyer suspected in a deadly shooting at federal judge’s home over the weekend and linked to the July 11 slaying of men’s rights lawyer Marc Angelucci at his home near Crestline, was jealous and angry about Angelucci’s prominence, says a man who knew them both. Den Hollander was enraged he was not co-counsel in a lawsuit Angelucci had filed against the Selective Service System, said Harry Crouch, who heads the San Diego-based the National Coalition for Men. Angelucci, 52, ...
Tags: New York, Texas, News, Obama, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Glendale, New Jersey, San Diego, Columbia University, Roy, Newark


Feds probe men’s rights lawyer in San Bernardino County killing

By MICHAEL BALSAMO and STEFANIE DAZIO WASHINGTON MUR — Federal investigators are examining whether a suspect in the ambush shooting of a federal judge’s family in New Jersey also killed a fellow men’s rights lawyer in California, a law enforcement official said. The federal agents are trying to determine whether Roy Den Hollander, who was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound the day after an attack that killed the judge’s son and wounded her husband, had any role in the killing earlier t...
Tags: New York, News, California, Washington, Uncategorized, California News, Sport, Ap, Fbi, Soccer, New Jersey, Columbia University, Philadelphia, Janet DiFiore, San Bernardino County, Crouch


Men’s rights lawyer suspected in N.J. ambush is being investigated in killing of San Bernardino County attorney

By MICHAEL BALSAMO and STEFANIE DAZIO | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Federal investigators are examining whether a suspect in the ambush shooting of a federal judge’s family in New Jersey also killed a fellow men’s rights lawyer in San Bernardino County, a law enforcement official said. The federal agents are trying to determine whether Roy Den Hollander, who was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound the day after an attack that killed the judge’s son and wounded her husband, had any rol...
Tags: New York, News, Washington, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Ap, Fbi, Soccer, Glendale, New Jersey, Columbia University, Philadelphia, Associated Press, Homicide, UC Berkeley


"Roy Den Hollander was a self-described 'anti-feminist' lawyer.... [H]e openly seethed against a federal judge in New Jersey, Esther Salas..."

"... whom he described in a self-published, 1,700-page book as 'a lazy and incompetent Latina judge appointed by Obama.'... Mr. Den Hollander, 69, identified with a broader movement of men who in often abusive, misogynist and hateful language rail against 'feminazis.'... Mr. Den Hollander had a long history of filing lawsuits against programs that he believed favored women. In 2008, he told The New York Times that his anger toward feminists stemmed from his bitter divorce from a woman he married...
Tags: Murder, Law, Suicide, Russia, America, Feminism, New Jersey, Fox News, Judges, Columbia University, The New York Times, Ann Althouse, Esther Salas, Den Hollander, Roy Den Hollander, Obama Mr Den Hollander


Full Text of US State Department Cables Finally Released, Showing Safety In Chinese Lab

Slashdot reader destinyland writes: On April 7th, a Trump campaign advisor told the Los Angeles Times "One way we still win this election is by turning it into a referendum on China." Within weeks the Washington Post noted "reports that the Trump administration has sought to pressure U.S. intelligence agencies to search for proof of a link between the Wuhan lab and the covid-19 outbreak." And that same month selected portions of two diplomatic cables from 2018 were leaked to the Washington Post,...
Tags: Post, Washington Post, China, US, Los Angeles, Tech, Cnn, Columbia University, Wuhan, Trump, Galveston, University of Texas Medical Branch, Center for Global Development, Wuhan Institute of Virology, Wuhan Institute of Virology WIV, US State Department Cables


Drugs: What America gets wrong about addiction and policy

"Why are some drugs legal and others illegal? ... if you ask how and why this distinction got made, what you realize when you look at the history is it has almost nothing to do with the relative risks of these drugs and almost everything to do with who used and who was perceived to use these drugs," sats Ethan Nadelmann. In this video, Maia Szalavitz, public policy and addiction journalist; Carl Hart, professor of neuroscience and psychology at Columbia University; Ethan Nadelmann, founder of th...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Drugs, Race, America, History, Policy, Public Health, United States, Harvard University, Innovation, Addiction, Emotions, Columbia University, Pharmaceuticals, Pain


America Is on Track for a Million Coronavirus Cases a Day, and at Least 800,000 Deaths, by the End of 2020

If someone had suggested five months ago that we would be seeing more than 3 million cases and 135,000 COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. by mid-July, I wouldn’t have believed it. But now it’s distinctly possible that, five months from now, half of all Americans could have been infected with SARS-CoV-2, and more than 800,000 Americans may die in this extraordinary outbreak. That is what many of our most prominent public-health experts now expect. Could their projection models be off base? Maybe. But do...
Tags: Florida, News, California, China, America, Columbia University, Houston, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Nih, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, University of Minnesota, Hubei Province, Ron DeSantis, Marc Lipsitch, Robert Redfield


A Frying Pan Ingredient Can Make Super-White Paint Reflect 98% of the Sun's Heat

You wouldn’t head outside on a scorching hot summer day in dark clothing; lighter colored garments help reflect the sun’s heat. That strategy works for buildings too, and thanks to researchers at UCLA, a new formulation for white paint could effectively reflect up to 98% of the sun’s heat, reducing the demands on…Read more...
Tags: Science, Research, Columbia University, Ucla


In Astounding Test, Scientists Revive Damaged Lungs for Transplant

Injured and unusable lungs were restored with respirators and pig blood. The procedure one day may increase the supply of organs for transplant.
Tags: News, United States, Columbia University, Pigs, University of Toronto, Lungs, New York University Langone Medical Center, Transplants, Surgery and Surgeons, Deaths (Fatalities, Tissue (Human, Nature Medicine (Journal, Ventilators (Medical, Vunjak-Novakovic, Gordana


Human lungs rejected for transplant recovered using novel technique

A multidisciplinary team from Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and Columbia University has demonstrated that injured human donor lungs declined for transplant can be recovered by cross-circulation between the human lung and a xenogeneic host.
Tags: Science, Columbia University, Vanderbilt University Medical Center VUMC


2D semiconductors found to be close-to-ideal fractional quantum hall platform

Columbia University researchers report that they have observed a quantum fluid known as the fractional quantum Hall states (FQHS), one of the most delicate phases of matter, for the first time in a monolayer 2D semiconductor. Their findings demonstrate the excellent intrinsic quality of 2D semiconductors and establish them as a unique test platform for future applications in quantum computing.
Tags: Science, Columbia University


‘Reject the lies of history’: Washington reckons with tributes to racist past

The US capital is adorned with monuments to American history, but as schools change names and statues are toppled, legacies are under scrutiny Gordon J Davis’s first encounter with the political writings of Woodrow Wilson was as a student at Columbia University. “I’m reading this stuff and saying: ‘That’s a great man,’ and mentioned it to my father who said: ‘Well, he wasn’t such a great man to us,’” recalls the 78-year-old Davis, who is a senior lawyer in New York. “He didn’t say much more abou...
Tags: Amazon, New York, News, Minneapolis, Congress, Washington, White House, Virginia, US, America, House, New Jersey, Paris, Bill Clinton, Davis, Columbia University


Elon Musk thinks the surge in coronavirus cases is due to testing errors, but a virologist is debunking that 'dangerous misinformation'

Elon Musk said on Twitter that testing errors, rather than new infections, are causing the new surge of coronavirus cases. Virologist Angela Rasmussen rushed to debunk the claim, which she called "dangerous misinformation." COVID-19 diagnostic tests have relatively low rates of false positives, and spikes in hospitalizations show that transmission really has increased. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Elon Musk took to Twitter on Thursday to claim that testing errors, rat...
Tags: Elon Musk, Florida, Texas, Cdc, US, Trends, Atlantic, New York Times, Arizona, Columbia University, Musk, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Angela, Rasmussen, Angela Rasmussen


‘Unbelievable’: Experts Fume At CDC’s New Guidance For College In The Fall

New guidance from the Centers for Disease Control recommends against universities testing students, faculty and staff who are not displaying symptoms of COVID-19 and who have not knowingly interacted with an infected person upon their return to school. It has some experts up in arms, and, public health professionals told TPM, provides yet one more example of the problems with the U.S.’s lack of a national testing strategy.  “In spite of numerous legitimate concerns about the safety of r...
Tags: News, Cdc, College, Testing, Columbia University, George Washington University, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Centers for Disease Control, Johns Hopkins University, TPM, Bergstrom, Tulane University, Justin Lessler, Leana Wen, Carl T Bergstrom, Carl Bergstrom


Immigration judges challenge Justice Department over policy gagging them from public speech

U.S. immigration judges asked a federal court on Wednesday to strike down a new Justice Department policy barring them from speaking publicly about immigration law or even about how the coronavirus pandemic has affected detained immigrants. The lawsuit on behalf of more than 460 immigration judges was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia by Columbia University's Knight First Amendment Institute. It alleges that a January 2020 policy violates their rights by ban...
Tags: News, Columbia University, Justice Department, U S District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, Knight First Amendment Institute


Thomas Sowell, an underappreciated American scholar, turns 90

Dr. Thomas Sowell has been both a friend and a colleague of mine for over a half-century. On June 30, he will have completed his 90th year of life, and I want to highlight some important features of that life. Sowell was born in Gastonia, North Carolina, in 1930. As part of the great black migration northward during the 1930s and ’40s, he and his family moved to Harlem, New York. Sowell attended the prestigious Stuyvesant High School but dropped out. In 1951, he was drafted into the military and...
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Tucker Carlson’s Journey From Coronavirus Alarm-Puller to COVID Truther

In early March, while President Donald Trump’s loudest allies at Fox News downplayed the coronavirus pandemic, with some claiming it was nothing more than an “impeachment scam” to destroy the president, Tucker Carlson received widespread—and usual, considering his notoriously far-right rhetoric—praise for calling out his colleagues and Trump for “minimizing” the impending danger.The Fox News primetime star continues to receive plaudits for reportedly convincing the president to finally take the ...
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CDC Director Pleads With Younger Americans To Wear Masks

(CNN) — A top US health official made another plea Tuesday for Americans — especially younger ones — to wear masks to curb the spread of the coronavirus as case numbers surge across much of the country. The comments to a US Senate committee hearing on the virus came as at least 17 states have paused or rolled back their reopening plans in response to a surge in new infections. Meanwhile three states once seen as the epicenter of the epidemic in the US — New York, New Jersey and Connecticut — exp...
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New eye drops may prevent a common cause of blindness

New eye drops could prevent vision loss after retinal vein occlusion, a major cause of blindness for millions of adults, a study by Columbia University researchers has found.
Tags: Science, Columbia University


CRISPR Gene Editing In Human Embryos Wreaks Chromosomal Mayhem (slashdot)

A suite of experiments that use the gene-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 to modify human embryos have revealed how the process can make large, unwanted changes to the genome at or near the target site. Nature reports: The first preprint was posted online on June 5 by developmental biologist Kathy Niakan of the Francis Crick Institute in London and her colleagues. In that study, the researchers used CRISPR-Cas9 to create mutations in the POU5F1 gene, which is important for embryonic development. Of 18 g...
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CRISPR Gene Editing In Human Embryos Wreaks Chromosomal Mayhem

A suite of experiments that use the gene-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 to modify human embryos have revealed how the process can make large, unwanted changes to the genome at or near the target site. Nature reports: The first preprint was posted online on June 5 by developmental biologist Kathy Niakan of the Francis Crick Institute in London and her colleagues. In that study, the researchers used CRISPR-Cas9 to create mutations in the POU5F1 gene, which is important for embryonic development. Of 18 g...
Tags: London, New York City, Tech, Portland, Columbia University, Francis Crick Institute, Seoul National University, Egli, Oregon Health Science University, Kathy Niakan, Niakan, Shoukhrat Mitalipov, Dieter Egli, Mitalipov, Jin Soo Kim, Burgio