FISU talks Healthy Campus at European Commission initiative

As the European Commission recently celebrated the European Week for Regions & Cities from 11-14 October, FISU joined speakers from UEFA, European Parliament and officials from Finland and the Netherlands discussing the topic of “Healthy recovery through active development in our regions,” with an emphasis on creating a global, post-pandemic recovery strategy. Representing FISU at the event as a panel speaker was Director of Healthy Campus and Universities Relations, Fernando Parente, who spoke from the perspective of university sport with an emphasis on how students and campus communities stayed resilient during the COVID-19…

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Penn scientists win $3 million Breakthrough Prize for RNA research that enabled COVID-19 vaccines

From The Philadelphia Inquirer Sixteen years after their research at the University of Pennsylvania paved the way for billions to be vaccinated against COVID-19, two scientists have been honored with a $3 million Breakthrough Prize. The award for Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman, one of five such honors announced Thursday morning for achievements in science and math, recognizes their success in modifying the genetic molecule called messenger RNA (mRNA) so it can instruct human cells to make customized proteins. That concept could prove useful in treating all sorts of maladies…

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UCT scientists call for improvement in African vaccine manufacturing

23 August 2021’/ Culled from UCT Media Communication/UCT Website UCT scientists call for improvement in African vaccine manufacturing University of Cape Town (UCT) scientists have called for governments and private sector funders to join forces to urgently create the infrastructure to enable the transformation of local expertise into concrete vaccine manufacturing capability for Africa. Their ‘call to arms’, contained in a recently published paper in Nature Reviews entitled Prospects for SARS-CoV-2 diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines in Africa, sounded the alarm early on in the COVID-19 pandemic. While the onset of…

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SNU Secures Class Operation Safety in the Fall 2021 Semester by Increasing Rapid COVID-19 Testing

Seoul National University News SNU collected through direction communication with the students the opinions of the SNU members to enhance the effects of education, and determined the basic principle for the classes in the second semester of the year 2021 as “implementing face-to-face classes within the scope of the governmental disease-prevention guidelines and the available resources of individual colleges (graduate schools),” preparing the second semester with substantial disease-prevention measures including the increase of the rapid PCR test applications. Rapid PCR testing currently operated in SNU The rapid PCR testing, which…

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U Pitt Team’s Replacement Heart Valve Could Decrease Need for Pediatric Surgeries

Pittwire Health/UTI Garrett Coyan speaks on behalf of OneValve at the 2019 Pitt Innovation Challenge in front of a panel of judges and an interested audience. The OneValve team won a $100,000 grand prize from PInCh. (Mike Drazdzinski/University of Pittsburgh) Garrett Coyan sees many patients each week, from children to the elderly, to check on their replacement heart valves. “We have to counsel patients every day on which current technology is right for them, including what medicine they need to take and what limitations they have for their lifestyle,” said…

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Stony Brook Celebrates Completion of New Children’s Hospital

Children’s HospitalFeatured Press StoryMedicineNewsroomPress Release At the Stony Brook Children’s Hospital ribbon-cutting ceremony are, left to right front row: New York State Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick; Kevin Law, President of the Long Island Association and Chair of the Stony Brook Council; Kenneth Kaushansky MD, Senior Vice President, Health Sciences, and Dean, Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University; New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle; SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson; Michael Bernstein, PhD, Interim President, Stony Brook University; David and Michele Knapp from the Knapp Swezey and Island Outreach Foundations;…

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Stony Brook University Hospital Named America’s 100 Best for Cardiac Care, Coronary Intervention, and Stroke Care

From Stony Brook University Website/Medicine/ Press Release Nationally, one of the top 2 percent of hospitals for clinical outcomes STONY BROOK, NY, October 22, 2019 – Stony Brook University Hospital is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care™ for the sixth consecutive year, one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention™ for five consecutive years, and one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care™ for five consecutive years according to a national study by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals. Every…

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Dr. Queen Blessing Itua Completes Harvard Executive Education Program

By UTI Correspondent Dr. Queen Blessing Itua, a Public Health Practitioner, has successfully completed Harvard University’s Executive Education Program  in The School of Public Health. Now she is one of the 2019 Harvard Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership Graduates (#executiveeducation #harvarduniversity #professionaldevelopment #leadershipdevelopment). The Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership is offered through the Harvard Chan School of Public Health. The program was from October 21-25, 2019 at Cambridge, Harvard University. About the program Through this course, leaders learn powerful new strategies for enacting high-impact sustainability leadership that positions sustainability as…

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Juuling Dangers Exposed

Carrington Jones From video games to 4Lokos to social media, the American youth has a new addiction: Juuling. Look around any teenage party and I bet you’ll find yourself a couple of patrons with a cup full of their mother’s vodka in one hand and a black USB-shaped device in the other. This wonderful device is the center of America’s new health epidemic. Released by Pax labs in 2015, the Juul’s original purpose was to provide a safer alternative for cigarette smokers in the form of an E-cigarette. The American…

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