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Republicans want to prevent future Olympians like Laurel Hubbard - so they're banning trans kids from school sports

Hormone restrictions have created barriers to trans and intersex athletes like Olympic weightlifter Laurel Hubbard (left) and gold medalist Caster Semenya (right). Dan Mullan/Getty; Ian MacNicol/Getty All Becky Pepper-Jackson ever wanted to do in middle school was to run alongside her classmates on the girls' cross-country team. Coming from a family of runners, Becky literally grew up with her feet in running shoes. After COVID-19 restrictions were lifted in her home state of West Virgi...
Tags: Politics, Republicans, Lgbt, US, Sports, West Virginia, Trends, Transgender, Gop, South Africa, Olympics, Aclu, New Zealand, Tokyo, Rio De Janeiro, Intersex


The Olympics treats trans athletes like cheaters. Now Republicans want to do the same to trans children.

Hormone restrictions have created barriers to trans and intersex athletes like Olympic weightlifter Laurel Hubbard (left) and gold medalist Caster Semenya (right). Dan Mullan/Getty; Ian MacNicol/Getty All Becky Pepper-Jackson ever wanted to do in middle school was to run alongside her classmates on the girls' cross-country team. Coming from a family of runners, Becky literally grew up with her feet in running shoes. After COVID-19 restrictions were lifted in her home state of West Virgi...
Tags: Politics, Republicans, Lgbt, US, Sports, West Virginia, Trends, Transgender, Gop, South Africa, Olympics, Aclu, New Zealand, Tokyo, Rio De Janeiro, Intersex


COVID outbreak leaves Indians mired in massive medical debt

By Krutika Pathi and Yirmiyan Arthur | Associated Press NEW DELHI — As coronavirus cases ravaged India this spring, Anil Sharma visited his 24-year-old son Saurav at a private hospital in northwest New Delhi every day for more than two months. In May, as India’s new COVID-19 cases broke global records to reach 400,000 a day, Saurav was put on a ventilator. The sight of the tube running into Saurav’s throat is seared in Sharma’s mind. “I had to stay strong when I was with him, but immediately af...
Tags: News, India, Narendra Modi, US, Sport, World news, Soccer, Ethiopia, Associated Press, Laos, New Delhi, Pew Research Center, Ucla, Duke University, Imphal, LA County


39-Year-Old Becomes First US Patient To Receive 'Aeson' Artificial Heart Implant

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ScienceAlert: [A] team of surgeons has successfully completed the first human implantation in the US of an artificial heart device called the 'Aeson', developed by French company CARMAT. The artificial heart has two ventricular chambers and four biological valves, just like the real organ, and is powered by an external device. Made from "biocompatible materials" including bovine tissue, the artificial heart uses a combination of sensors and algorithms to ...
Tags: Europe, US, Tech, North Carolina, Moore, Duke University, US Food and Drug Administration FDA, Duke University School of Medicine, Matthew Moore, Shallotte, Carmelo Milano


New tests can detect tiny but toxic particles of coal ash in soil

Duke University scientists have developed tests sensitive enough to detect and measure microscopic particles of coal ash in soil, even at concentrations so low and sizes so small that other tests would likely miss them. The four new tests complement tests previously developed at Duke to detect coal ash contamination in water and larger particles of coal ash in soil.
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#646 Advice from a Nobel-Prize-Winning Scientist on Discovering Your Life’s Path

Listen to “#646 Advice from a Nobel-Prize-Winning Scientist on Discovering Your Life’s Path” on Spreaker.       On‌ ‌this‌ ‌episode‌ ‌of‌ ‌The‌ ‌Small‌ ‌Business‌ ‌Radio‌ ‌Show…‌ ‌ SEGMENT‌ ‌1 with Robert J. Lefkowitz,‌ ‌‌starting‌ ‌at‌ ‌0:00‌:‌ ‌ When we’re young, there’s so much pressure to figure out what we want to be when we grow up. But as we know, life doesn’t often work out the way we plan. Nobel prize winner Dr. Robert Lefkowitz is here to share that the sooner we let go and take life...
Tags: Small Business, Sales, Bank Of America, Banking, E-commerce, Economy, Flow, Bob, Purpose, Anthony Fauci, Intuit, Shopify, Stockholm, Radio Show, SVP, Duke University


Why This Nobel Prize Winner Did Not End Up Where He Thought

When I was growing up, my mother told me that life would be linear; every year I would get promoted and I would make money. I expected that “my happiness” with my career would constantly increase. As we all know, life doesn’t quite work out that way. On the Small Business Radio Show this week, I talk with Dr. Bob Lefkowitz who is a Nobel-Prize-winning scientist for Chemistry who is best known for showing how adrenaline works via stimulation of specific receptors. He was trained at Columbia, the...
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Brandon Marsh gets his chance with Angels after long year

ANAHEIM ― Until Saturday, Brandon Marsh’s 2021 season consisted of one setback after another. The 23-year-old outfielder began the year rehabilitating a shoulder labrum injury and did not debut with the Angels’ Triple-A affiliate until May. In the meantime, his father passed away after battling multiple cancers toward the end of his life. Jake Marsh Jr. was 50. Brandon Marsh only played 16 games with Salt Lake before he was sidelined again due to right shoulder inflammation, ultimately taking a ...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Los Angeles Angels, Mariners, Seattle Mariners, Erin, Marsh, Upton, Anaheim, Justin Upton, Sonja, Salt Lake, Duke University


Ana Belac Making Mark in Rookie LPGA Year

Ana Belac had a terrific NCAA career at Duke University, and had a fine rookie year as a pro on the Symetra Tour in 2020. But what would 2021 hold for her as she embarked on her first year as a member of the LPGA Tour? So far, so good. Belac is marking a mark roughly halfway through her rookie LPGA campaign. The Slovenian, who is into weightlifting and who frequently changes the color of her [Author: Golf Babes]
Tags: Sport, Golf, Ncaa, Duke University, LPGA, Golf Babes, Ana Belac, Ana Belac Making Mark


COVID: When there might be a vaccine for younger kids and why it’s taking so long

By John Bonifield | CNN Americans 12 and older can get a COVID-19 vaccine, but younger children are still waiting. With many schools across the United States now just weeks from reopening for the fall semester, pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Moderna are still doing clinical trials to see how coronavirus vaccines work in children under 12 — if they’re safe and what the right dose should be. Meanwhile, all but four states are seeing an increasing trend in cases, with doctors describing patien...
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65 free online courses from the best US colleges, including Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Yale, and more

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images Coursera, edX, and FutureLearn let you take classes from top colleges for free. Paid options grant access to certificates of completion, feedback, and even final grades. Course topics vary widely, from business and programming to writing and medicine. Every year, US News & Reports releases its ranking of the top universities in the country. The schools included in the ranking...
Tags: US, America, Trends, Harvard University, New Jersey, Columbia University, University Of Chicago, Coursera, University Of Michigan, Princeton University, Caltech, Duke University, Johns Hopkins University, The University of Pennsylvania, Connie Chen, Maddie Meyer Getty


The 3 best air purifiers we tested in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky An air purifier can help clean your indoor air of pollutants, dust, and smoke. We tested and researched more than 30 air purifiers to determine the best for your needs and budget. The Honeywell PowerPlus Air Purifier did the best in our air purifying tests and has a high CADR. We spend 90% of our time indoors, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, and our indoor environment can have all sorts of allergens and other irritants. That includes...
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You can snuggle wolf pups all you want, they still won't 'get' you quite like your dog

You know your dog gets your gist when you point and say "go find the ball" and he scampers right to it. This knack for understanding human gestures may seem unremarkable, but it's a complex cognitive ability that is rare in the animal kingdom. Duke University-led research comparing dog puppies to human-reared wolf pups offers some clues to how dogs' unusual people-reading skills came to be.
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Role of host genetics on gut microbiome is near-universal, but environmentally-dependent

In new research from the University of Minnesota, University of Notre Dame and Duke University, scientists found that genetics nearly always plays a role in the composition of the gut microbiome of wild baboons.
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Apple's Eddy Cue Joins Duke University Board of Trustees

Apple's senior VP of software and services Eddy Cue has joined the Board of Trustees at Duke University in North Carolina, institution officials have announced. Cue earned bachelor's degrees in computer science and economics at Duke University. He is also an avid Duke basketball fan, and both of his sons Adam and Spencer also studied Computer Science at Duke University. Cue joins six other new trustees joining the board on a six-year term. All are previous students of the institution who hav...
Tags: Apple, North Carolina, Duke, Spencer, Board of Trustees, Adam, Duke University, Eddy, Eddy Cue, Duke University Board of Trustees, Duke University Cue, Duke Technology Scholars


Ana Belac Making Mark in Rookie LPGA Year

Ana Belac had a terrific NCAA career at Duke University, and had a fine rookie year as a pro on the Symetra Tour in 2020. But what would 2021 hold for her as she embarked on her first year as a member of the LPGA Tour? So far, so good. Belac is marking a mark roughly halfway through her rookie LPGA campaign. The Slovenian, who is into weightlifting and who frequently changes the color of her [Author: Golf Babes]
Tags: Sport, Golf, Ncaa, Duke University, LPGA, Golf Babes, Ana Belac, Ana Belac Making Mark


Lab analysis finds near-meat and meat not nutritionally equivalent

A Duke University research team's deeper examination of the nutritional content of plant-based meat alternatives, using metabolomics, shows they're as different as plants and animals. Beef contained 22 metabolites that the plant substitute did not. The plant-based substitute contained 31 metabolites that meat did not. The greatest distinctions occurred in amino acids, dipeptides, vitamins, phenols, and types of saturated and unsaturated fatty acids found in these products.
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The flawed studies used to wrongly justify California’s eviction moratorium

California Gov. Gavin Newsom just signed a three-month extension of the state’s COVID-19 eviction moratorium, which now runs through Sept. 30. But, are these eviction bans necessary to protect public health during the pandemic? Two studies that got widespread media attention and have been cited by politicians and government officials to support eviction moratoriums claim to show that the moratoriums saved thousands of lives. “Researchers estimated that the lifting of moratoriums could have resul...
Tags: California, Opinion, America, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, University Of California, Duke, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Ucla, Gavin Newsom, New York University, National Public Radio, Duke University, SCA, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau


To Win in Business, Ignore the Doubters, Say Champion Athletes

Women know the feeling of “crunch time,” whatever field they’re in. Two champion athletes who have faced that pressure have some advice for women: To succeed, look to your supporters, not your doubters. Olympic gold medalist, WNBA champion, and current Duke University women’s head basketball coach Kara Lawson has broken more than one glass ceiling. […]
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Juul to pay $40 million in N. Carolina teen vaping suit settlement

By Gary D. Robertson | The Associated Press Electronic cigarette giant Juul Labs Inc. will pay $40 million to North Carolina and take more action to prevent underage use and sales, according to a landmark legal settlement announced Monday after years of accusations that the company had fueled an explosion in teen vaping. A state judge accepted the first-of-its-kind agreement with a state. North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein had sued Juul, accusing it of employing unfair and deceptive prac...
Tags: Business, California, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Fda, North Carolina, Hudson, Durham, Juul, U S Food and Drug Administration, Altria Group Inc, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention In, Superior Court, Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, Duke University


Leona Maguire chasing top finish in Atlanta: "There are still a lot of points to be played for"

Leona Maguire. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images Leona Maguire carded a grinding one-under 71 to go into the final round of the KPMG Women’s PGA just three shots outside the top-10 as she chases more world ranking and Solheim Cup points.The Slieve Russell National star (26) is tied 17th in three-under-par at Atlanta Athletic Club and while she’s 12...
Tags: Atlanta, Sport, Thailand, Italy, Golf, Rory Mcilroy, Tokyo, Michigan, Kpmg, Shane Lowry, Rory, Maguire, Duke University, Shane, LPGA, Salas


It's not just Tesla. Experts say the entire industry is struggling to safely introduce automated features to the masses.

Ford BlueCruise advertises "hands-free driving." Experts say that gives drivers the wrong idea. Ford Tesla often catches heat for the fast-and-loose way it markets Autopilot. But virtually all automakers are caught up in a messy transition to automated driving. Better education, marketing, and engineering can make roads safer as tech takes over, experts say. See more stories on Insider's business page. When a fiery Tesla Model S crash killed two people in April - with nobody behind t...
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Test distinguishes SARS-CoV-2 from other coronaviruses with 100% accuracy

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have demonstrated a tablet-sized device that can reliably detect multiple COVID-19 antibodies and biomarkers simultaneously. Initial results show the test can distinguish between antibodies produced in response to SARS-CoV-2 and four other coronaviruses with 100% accuracy. The researchers are now working to see if the easy-to-use, energy-independent, point-of-care device can be used to predict the severity of a COVID-19 infection or a person's immunity aga...
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Sound-induced electric fields control the tiniest particles

Engineers at Duke University have devised a system for manipulating particles approaching the miniscule 2.5 nanometer diameter of DNA using sound-induced electric fields. Dubbed "acoustoelectronic nanotweezers," the approach provides a label-free, dynamically controllable method of moving and trapping nanoparticles over a large area. The technology holds promise for applications in the fields ranging from condensed matter physics to biomedicine.
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Legendary coach on why he's deciding to retire

Duke University's Mike Krzyzewski, the all-time winningest coach in men's Division I college basketball, is set to retire following the Blue Devils upcoming 2021-2022 season, according to a news release from the university.
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Cells construct living composite polymers for biomedical applications

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have demonstrated that a class of interwoven composite materials called semi-interpenetrating polymer networks (sIPNs) can be produced by living cells. The approach could make these versatile materials more biologically compatible for biomedical applications such as time-delayed drug delivery systems.
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New X-ray scanner could could revolutionize cancer surgery, pathology, drug inspection

Engineers at Duke University have demonstrated a prototype X-ray scanning machine that reveals not just the shape of an object but its molecular composition. With unprecedented resolution and accuracy, the technology could revolutionize a wide range of fields such as cancer surgery, pathology, drug inspection and geology.
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New X-ray scanner could revolutionize cancer surgery, pathology, drug inspection

Engineers at Duke University have demonstrated a prototype X-ray scanning machine that reveals not just the shape of an object but its molecular composition. With unprecedented resolution and accuracy, the technology could revolutionize a wide range of fields such as cancer surgery, pathology, drug inspection and geology.
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X-ray Scanner Spots Cancers and Analyzes Drugs in Minutes

Engineers at Duke University have demonstrated a prototype X-ray scanning machine that reveals not just the shape of an object but its molecular composition. With unprecedented resolution and accuracy, the technology could revolutionize a wide range of fields such as cancer surgery, pathology, drug inspection and geology.
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Keeping a closer eye on seabirds with drones and artificial intelligence

Drones and artificial intelligence can monitor large colonies of seabirds as well as traditional on-the-ground methods, while reducing costs, labor and the risk of human error, a new study finds. Scientists at Duke University and the Wildlife Conservation Society used an AI deep-learning algorithm to analyze more than 10,000 drone images of mixed colonies of seabirds in the Falkland Islands/Malvinas. The algorithm's automated counts closely matched human counts 90% of the time.
Tags: Science, Duke University, Wildlife Conservation Society, Falkland Islands Malvinas