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Very few kids are getting COVID-19 after going back to primary school, research shows - but masks are key

Kindergarten students raise their hands at Lupine Hill Elementary School in Calabasas, California, on November 9, 2020. Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images Kids attending school in person have, for the most part, avoided the coronavirus — as long as masking and social distancing are required. Schools in Norway and Sweden have seen few coronavirus cases — even without mask requirements — when community transmission rates are low. The studies suggest that schools can reopen safely if they...
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Pfizer and BioNTech will reportedly supply COVID-19 shots to COVAX, the WHO's vaccine scheme for poorer countries, following Biden's commitment to the program

Getty/David Greedy Pfizer and BioNTech will supply a small quantity of their COVID-19 vaccine to COVAX, Reuters reported. COVAX was set up by health groups including the WHO to provide equal distribution of shots worldwide. The scheme has struggled to amass doses, but Dr. Anthony Fauci said this week the US would finally join. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Pfizer and BioNTech will supply COVID-19 vaccines to COVAX, the World Health Organization (WHO) scheme designed ...
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Exercising muscle combats chronic inflammation on its own

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have demonstrated that human muscle has an innate ability to ward off damaging effects of chronic inflammation when exercised. The discovery was made possible through the use of lab-grown, engineered human muscle, demonstrating the potential power of the first-of-its-kind platform in such research endeavors.
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The physics behind tumor growth

Researchers at Duke University have developed a predictive theory for tumor growth that approaches the subject from a new point of view. Rather than focusing on the biological mechanisms of cellular growth, the researchers instead use thermodynamics and the physical space the tumor is expanding into to predict its evolution from a single cell to a complex cancerous mass.
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The best air purifiers in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky An air purifier can help clear your indoor air of pollutants, dust, and smoke.We tested and researched more than 10 air purifiers to determine the best ones for your needs and budget.The Blueair Blue Pure 211+ is the best air purifier because it can clean a 650-square-foot room in 15 minutes and has an indicator so you know when to clean or replace filters.An air purifier can greatly help improve the quality of indoor air, which can be more polluted than the ai...
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Why Fox Sports Put a Billboard Saluting North Carolina Fans in Duke Territory

Just over 11 miles separate Chapel Hill and Durham, N.C., homes to fierce basketball rivals the University of North Carolina and Duke University, respectively. While the flames of that rivalry hardly require any further stoking, a new billboard in Durham may do just that. Fox Sports encouraged college basketball fans to vote via Twitter last...
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The Cancer Microbiome Atlas gives clearer picture of microbiota living in organs

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have devised an algorithm to remove contaminated microbial genetic information from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA).
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Boosted by celebrity endorsements and a controversial research program, clinics are peddling stem cell autism treatments questioned by experts

A researcher holds a box containing vials of human embryonic Stem Cell cultures from the freezer at the Burnham Institute on November 3, 2004 in La Jolla, California. Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images From Central America to Ukraine, unlicensed clinics are offering stem cell therapies as a treatment for autism.  Stem cells used mainly to treat blood disease. Their effectiveness on autism is unproven and the FDA has not licensed their use for the condition. One prominent clinic providing such tre...
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'Ocean 100': Small group of companies dominates ocean economy

Most of the revenues extracted from use of the world's oceans is concentrated among 100 transnational corporations. Dubbed the "Ocean 100" by researchers at Duke University and Stockholm University, these "blue economy" companies collectively generated $1.1 trillion in revenues in 2018, according to research published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances. If the group were a country, it would have the world's 16th-largest economy, roughly equivalent to the gross domestic product (GDP) of M...
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The cancer microbiome reveals which bacteria live in tumors

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have devised an algorithm to remove contaminated microbial genetic information from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA). With a clearer picture of the microbiota living in various organs in both healthy and cancerous states, researchers will now be able to find new biomarkers of disease and better understand how numerous cancers affect the human body.
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Biden says he’ll speed release of the COVID vaccines

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Zeke Miller | Associated Press WASHINGTON — With COVID-19 surging and vaccinations off to a slow start, President-elect Joe Biden will rapidly release most available vaccine doses to protect more people, his office said Friday, a reversal of Trump administration policies. “The president-elect believes we must accelerate distribution of the vaccine while continuing to ensure the Americans who need it most get it as soon as possible,” spokesman T.J. Ducklo said in a ...
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A third of US families face a different kind of poverty

Before the pandemic, one-third of U.S. households with children were already "net worth poor," lacking enough financial resources to sustain their families for three months at a poverty level, finds new research from Duke University. In 2019, 57 percent of Black families and 50 percent of Latino families with children were poor in terms of net worth. By comparison, the rate for White families was 24 percent.
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A third of U.S. families face a different kind of poverty

Before the pandemic, one-third of U.S. households with children were already "net worth poor," lacking enough financial resources to sustain their families for three months at a poverty level, finds new research from Duke University. In 2019, 57 percent of Black families and 50 percent of Latino families with children were poor in terms of net worth. By comparison, the rate for White families was 24 percent.
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Party Like It's 1925 On Public Domain Day (slashdot)

Neda Ulaby, writing for NPR: What a year it was for Anglo-American literature and the arts! 1925 was the year of heralded novels by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Virginia Woolf, seminal works by Sinclair Lewis, Franz Kafka, Gertrude Stein, Agatha Christie, Theodore Dreiser, Edith Wharton, Aldous Huxley ... and a banner year for musicians, too. Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, the Gershwins, Duke Ellington and Fats Waller, among hundreds of others, made important recordings. And 1925 marked the release of cano...
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Party Like It's 1925 On Public Domain Day

Neda Ulaby, writing for NPR: What a year it was for Anglo-American literature and the arts! 1925 was the year of heralded novels by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Virginia Woolf, seminal works by Sinclair Lewis, Franz Kafka, Gertrude Stein, Agatha Christie, Theodore Dreiser, Edith Wharton, Aldous Huxley ... and a banner year for musicians, too. Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, the Gershwins, Duke Ellington and Fats Waller, among hundreds of others, made important recordings. And 1925 marked the release of cano...
Tags: Tech, Npr, Virginia Woolf, Scott Fitzgerald, Buster Keaton, Duke University, Jennifer Jenkins, Neda Ulaby, Fats Waller, Center for the Study of the Public Domain, Bessie Smith Ma Rainey, Gershwins Duke Ellington, Harold Lloyd As


Forensic Report of Voter Fraud on Dominion Machine Results, Released by Judge

Screenshot from the report, cropped and scaled by Dean Weingarten U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- The potential of Candidate Joe Biden to take the Presidency is the greatest existential threat to Second Amendment rights at this time.  If the 2020 presidential election was stolen, all Constitutional rights are impacted and at risk. This is the forensic report from Antrim County in Michigan, which was originally blocked by Judge Elseheimer of the 13th Circuit Court.  Judge Elsenheimer approve...
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What’s Entering the Public Domain in 2021: The Great Gatsby & Mrs. Dalloway, Music by Irving Berlin & Duke Ellington, Comedies by Harold Lloyd & Buster Keaton, and More

“The year 1925 was a golden moment in literary history,” writes the BBC’s Jane Ciabattari. “Ernest Hemingway’s first book, In Our Time, Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby were all published that year. As were Gertrude Stein’s The Making of Americans, John Dos Passos’ Manhattan Transfer, Theodore Dreiser’s An American Tragedy and Sinclair Lewis’s Arrowsmith, among others.” In that year, adds Director of Duke’s Center for the Study of the Public Domain Jenni...
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What’s Entering the Public Domain in 2021: The Great Gatsby & Mrs. Dalloway, Music by Irving Berlin & Duke Ellington, Comedies by Buster Keaton, and More

“The year 1925 was a golden moment in literary history,” writes the BBC’s Jane Ciabattari. “Ernest Hemingway’s first book, In Our Time, Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby were all published that year. As were Gertrude Stein’s The Making of Americans, John Dos Passos’ Manhattan Transfer, Theodore Dreiser’s An American Tragedy and Sinclair Lewis’s Arrowsmith, among others.” In that year, adds Director of Duke’s Center for the Study of the Public Domain Jenni...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Music, Film, College, Bbc, United States, Literature, Manhattan, Jordan, Seoul, Google Books, Duke, NICK, Gertrude Stein, Public Domain


Will America's Next President Break Up Facebook?

With 25 days until Joe Biden becomes America's next president, Politico writes that throughout the US government, "From lawmakers on Capitol Hill to antitrust enforcers at the Federal Trade Commission, Washington is training its sights on the world's largest social network like never before." Biden's antitrust enforcers will take ownership of a lawsuit the FTC filed this month threatening to dismantle the sprawling company. And his staff will negotiate legislative proposals with congressional l...
Tags: Google, Facebook, White House, Politico, US, America, Tech, Joe Biden, Silicon Valley, Capitol Hill, Biden, Justice Department, Ftc, Trump, Facebook Twitter, Duke University


Duke women's basketball cancels rest of 2020-2021 season because of Covid-19 concerns

Duke University's women's basketball team will not play the remainder of the 2020-2021 season, citing health and safety concerns stemming from Covid-19, the school announced Friday.
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Light smokers may not escape nicotine addiction, study reveals

Even people who consider themselves to be casual cigarette smokers may be addicted, according to current diagnostic criteria. Researchers at Penn State College of Medicine and Duke University found that many light smokers -- those who smoke one to four cigarettes per day or fewer -- meet the criteria for nicotine addiction and should therefore be considered for treatment.
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Evaluating The Viability Of AI In The Workplace

by Christa Martin, Chief Outsiders CMO It’s becoming increasingly important for organizational leaders to consider the potential impact of artificial intelligence on company culture. Recent research estimates that one in five employees will have an artificial intelligence (AI) system as their coworker by 2022. As workplace applications of artificial intelligence become the norm, organizational leaders will face a bevy of new challenges, ranging from resource allocation to effective implementati...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Company Culture, Workplace Culture, Artificial Intelligence, Mary Barra, Gm, Duke University, San Diego California, Fuqua School of Business, OKR, Christa Martin, Thinking Aloud, Future Workplace


COVID-19 vaccines are now being administered in the UK and US, but the rollout may take years in poorer countries. Here are the major challenges they face.

A young girl waits to be tested for COVID-19 in the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya. Tony Karumba/AFP via Getty Images In December, the world watched as the UK and the US administered their first doses of Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccines. But lower-income countries may have to wait for years before they can vaccinate the majority of their population, researchers have found. Cost and availability, combined with transport, storage, and distribution issues pose serious problems – which c...
Tags: Health, UK, Minnesota, China, India, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Ap, Getty Images, Canada, Healthcare, Who, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Democratic Republic of the Congo


Sound waves spin droplets to concentrate, separate nanoparticles

Mechanical engineers at Duke University have devised a method for spinning individual droplets of liquid to concentrate and separate nanoparticles for biomedical purposes. The technique is much more efficient than traditional centrifuge approaches, working its magic in under a minute instead of taking hours or days, and requires only a tiny fraction of the typical sample size. The invention could underline new approaches to applications ranging from precision bioassays to cancer diagnosis.
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Major drug ring busted that fed pot, cocaine to 3 North Carolina colleges

Fraternity members and students from the University of North Carolina and Duke University were part of a massive drug trafficking ring...
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21 facing federal charges in 'large-scale' drug ring involving UNC fraternities

Fraternity members at UNC and App State, as well as a student at Duke University, all face federal drug charges in a multimillion-dollar...
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Childhood intervention can prevent 'deaths of despair'

Mortality rates among young adults are rising in the US due in part to 'deaths of despair' -- preventable deaths from suicide, drug overdoses and alcohol-related liver disease. An intensive childhood intervention program called Fast Track could help reduce these deaths by reducing risky behaviors in adolescence and young adulthood, finds new research from Duke University and the Conduct Problems Prevention Research Group.
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As an alternative to a full master's degree, edX and Coursera offer MicroMaster and MasterTrack certificate programs at a fraction of the cost of grad school

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. edX Micromaster; Coursera; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider edX and both offer cheap or free online graduate courses, many from top universities like MIT, Duke, and the University of Michigan.edX MicroMasters and are bite-sized portions of master's degree programs. They can be used to build stand-alone skills to advance your career or as a stepping stone to a full master's program. We compared Mi...
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The UN-backed initiative to get vaccines to poorer countries is underfunded, floundering, and some nations are choosing instead to go it alone

Getty/Mladen Antonov COVAX, the global alliance to ensure a fair supply of coronavirus vaccines in poorer countries, is struggling in its mission, according to the Associated Press (AP).  It has acquired only 10% of the 2 billion doses it intends to buy in the next year, according to the AP.  Additionally, it is $5 billion short of the funds needed, the AP reported. A report seen by the outlet said its risk of failure is now "very high." Meanwhile, the bulk of 2021's planned production ha...
Tags: UK, Scotland, China, India, US, Trends, Ap, Bbc, Canada, South Africa, World Trade Organization, European Commission, Who, Bangladesh, Un, Astrazeneca


Accurate neural network computer vision without the 'black box'

New research by a team at Duke University offers clues to what goes on inside the minds of machines as they learn to see. Instead of attempting to account for a neural network's decision-making on a post hoc basis, their method shows how the network learns along the way, by revealing how much the network calls to mind different concepts to help decipher what it sees as the image travels through successive layers.
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