“Very, very good reason for everyone to get vaccinated,” Fauci says.
(University of California - San Diego) Bioengineers at the University of California San Diego and San Diego State University have discovered a key feature that allows cancer cells to break from typical cell behavior and migrate away from the stiffer tissue in a tumor, shedding light on the process of metastasis and offering possible new targets for cancer therapies.
(Society for Risk Analysis) An estimated 48 million cases of foodborne illness are contracted in the U.S annually, causing about 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths, according to CDC. In some instances, the source is well known, but 80 percent of food poisoning cases are of unknown origin. In a new study published by the journal Risk Analysis, proposes a new Food Safety Monitoring System that utilizes consumer comments posted on websites to identify products associated with food-related illnesses.
(University of California - San Diego) Researchers at the University of California and San Diego State University have been awarded a $1.2 million UC Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives (MRPI) grant to develop an advanced class of mobile telemanipulation robots. These easy-to-operate, low-cost robots called UC Iris will be used to grasp objects, open doors and perform other tasks to advance telehealth, allowing healthcare workers to safely conduct remote exams and providing quarantined Californians a safe way to interact outside their homes.
The Global Metal and Ceramic Injection Molding Market was valued US$ X.X Bn and is expected to reach 6.12 Bn by 2027, at a CAGR of 8.5% during the forecast period.Market Drivers and Restraints:The rising demand for complex parts that require high-performance materials, particularly stainless steel and silicon, has further boosted the commercialization potential of this business space.In fact, as per reliable estimates, the total remuneration portfolio of metal and ceramic injection molding industry exceeded XX Bn 2019.Resources from renewable materials called biomaterials materials are gaining importance universally.Constant upsurges in the price of crude oil and carbon dioxide emissions, conventional plastics have shown a growth in requirement of substitute is considered as one of the major growth factor for ceramic and metal injection molding market during the forecast period.However, limitations linked with molding method and shortage of skilled professionals are some of the factors that hamper the ceramic and metal molding market growth.The report study has analyzed revenue impact of covid-19 pandemic on the sales revenue of market leaders, market followers and disrupters in the report and same is reflected in our analysis.Metal and Ceramic Injection Molding Market Segment analysis:By Application segment, automotive sub segment is expected dominate the metal and ceramic Injection Molding market during the forecast years.Virtually, 45% of market is acquired by automotive segment.New advancements in injection molding:• MIM - Metal Injection Molding; powdered metal is fused of certain specific alloys of relatively softer metals to injection mold metal parts this is sometimes also known as PIM - Powder Injection Molding, a generic term that covers many material types apart from Metal as well.• Ceramic Injection Molding.• Silicon Injection Molding; Normally done via Compression Molding unless your requirement is very specific, this may not be as useful.• GIM and Water Injection Molding.International Conference on Injection Molding of Metals and Ceramics:On march 2020, Conference conducted by Randall M. German, FAPMI, Professor Emeritus, San Diego State University; Innovation is responsible for the rapid growth of the powder injection molding industry (metal injection molding, ceramic injection molding, and cemented carbide injection molding), a nearly $2 billion advanced manufacturing industry.This conference will provide a venue for the latest technology transfer.global Metal and Ceramic Injection Molding market Request For View Sample Report Page :@https://www.maximizemarketresearch.com/request-sample/55157  Metal and Ceramic Injection Molding Market Regional Analysis:Regionally, North America is expected to dominate the Metal and Ceramic Injection Molding Market with an expected to grow at CAGR of XX % during the forecast period.
SD Gov. Kristi Noem did not mandate masks at the rally in her state. A new study connects it to more than 260,000 COVID-19 cases.
(San Diego State University) The goal: Bring lab therapeutics to patients' bedsides in half the current time frame.
There's a corresponding long-held belief among casino operators that experienced players can actually sense shifts in how much and how often a particular machine pays out—that is, they can detect subtle differences in the house edge between machines."When slot machines are made, the manufacturer will license multiple pay tables (usually around five)," said co-author Anthony Lucas, a professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.Lucas worked in Lake Tahoe as an operations and financial analyst in gaming right out of college for some 34 years, so he has a longstanding interest in the types of challenges facing the industry.But how can casino operators determine the best house advantage for their bottom line within that range?If Whole Foods doubles the price of your favorite brand of almond milk, for example, you might switch to a cheaper brand.With Katherine Spilde of San Diego State University, Lucas set out to test this long-held belief by observing the behavior of slot machine players in local casinos in the suburbs of Sydney, Australia, where all the gaming is done electronically.
The findings could have significant impact on how they are classified, our understanding of how they form, evolve and infect hosts, and strategies to identify ways to design vaccines to target them.In the 1950s and '60s as scientists began to obtain high resolution images of viruses, they discovered the detailed structure of the capsid - an outer protective layer composed of multiple copies of the same protein - which protects the virus' genetic material.The majority of viruses have capsids that are typically quasi-spherical and display icosahedral symmetry - like a 20-sided dice for instance.The capsid shell is what protects them, and as scientists discovered their structure, they proposed that capsids could have different sizes and hold different amounts of genome, and therefore could infect hosts differently.Two researchers who study the structures of viruses, Antoni Luque, a theoretical biophysicist at San Diego State University and a member of its Viral Information Institute, and Reidun Twarock, a mathematical biologist from the University of York, UK, and a member of York's Cross-disciplinary Centre for Systems Analysis, show that many viruses have essentially been misclassified for 60 years, including common viruses such as Herpes simplex and Zika."We discovered six new ways in which proteins can organize to form icosahedral capsid shells," Luque said.
By scraping tubeworms off the bottom of boats in the San Diego harbor to study them, San Diego State University researchers discovered that a beneficial bacterium that aids them in establishing colonies could also be a boon for human health, because the same process might already take place in the human gut.By examining this bacterium that causes metamorphosis in the humble tubeworm, marine microbiologists at SDSU discovered that the nanoscale syringe-like structures produced by it - a structure nicknamed the Death Star for the effect it has - could be used in the future to deliver novel therapeutics or vaccines to targeted cells and tissues in humans.They stick to the bottoms of boats and form inches-thick crusty layers, and also attract other invertebrates like barnacles that then form on top of them.So, everyone from the U.S Navy to the shipping and boat building industry is interested in finding out how they do this and what can be done to prevent it from happening.Marine research led to significant discoveryNicholas Shikuma with SDSU has been studying tubeworms for several years with students in his lab, to understand exactly why they are drawn to certain places in the ocean where they establish colonies.
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You may already be familiar with Snowball, the sulphur-crested cockatoo who scientists proclaimed the first non-human dancer back in 2014 because he could move to a beat (poorly, yes, but much more coordinated than random movement).They’ve now analysed footage of the bird dancing and found that he’s spontaneously inventing a diverse array of new movements.That’s something only humans and parrots seem to do.“One would expect species that are closer genetically to humans to show this behaviour, but we don’t see it in chimpanzees,” study first author R. Joanne Jao Keehn, research assistant professor in psychology at San Diego State University, told Gizmodo.We think they have certain neural and cognitive capacities that come together that allow them, when exposed to music, to be able to dance.”The footage comes from September 2008, when Snowball was 12 years old.
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 18, 2019 -- Cancer touches nearly everyone in one way or another, and regrettably, it will claim another 600,000 lives in the U.S. in 2019, according to the American Cancer Society.Researchers from San Diego State University, TumorGen MDx Inc., and Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute set out to explore a seemingly basic question: What is it about cancer that kills?The answer is, about 90% of cancer deaths are due to metastases, when tumors spread to other vital organs.As the group reports in AIP Advances, from AIP Publishing, this caused them to question -- if these cell clusters are the "root causes of cancer," why isn't more research being devoted to gaining a better understanding of circulating cancer cell clusters?"But we realized that if we're ever going to understand the complex process of cancer metastasis, we'd need to develop a tool to easily find these clusters."It involves a sample size large enough to likely contain appreciable numbers of cancer cell clusters (about 10 milliliters of whole blood), as well as using whole blood to preserve rare circulating clusters.
The next time you order pad thai from your go-to neighborhood joint, a drone might handle delivery duties.Uber announced this morning that this summer it intends to begin operating autonomous quadcopters in San Diego — one of the 10 cities selected by the Federal Aviation Administration to test commercial drones — pending regulatory approval.It’s a project overseen by Uber Elevate, the ride-hailing company’s aerial R arm.In pilot tests earlier this year, Elevate orchestrated deliveries of McDonald’s meals up to a half-mile away, beyond the line of sight to customers on the campus of Viejas Arena at San Diego State University and surrounding areas.San Diego restaurant Juniper & Ivy, which doesn’t currently deliver, joined the program in May to offer an off-the-menu double-patty burger item.The drones might also land on the roofs of parked Uber cars marked with QR codes, which will transport the food to its final destination.
Hydrogen is a critical component in the manufacture of thousands of common products from plastic to fertilizers, but producing pure hydrogen is expensive and energy intensive.In a paper published Feb. 19 in the journal Energy & Environmental Science, the researchers reported that their process doubled the currently accepted rate for scalable technologies that produce hydrogen by splitting water.The technique uses a specially designed chamber with a "swiss-cheese" black silicon interface to split water and isolate hydrogen gas.The process is aided by bacteria that generate electrical current when consuming organic matter in the wastewater; the current, in turn, aids the water splitting process.The team, led by Zhiyong Jason Ren, professor of civil and environmental engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, chose wastewater from breweries for the test.The process "allows us to treat wastewater and simultaneously generate fuels," said Jing Gu, a co-researcher and assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at San Diego State University.
If you like action movies, you'll love the videos researchers took of athletic kangaroo rats evading rattlesnake strikes.It looks like a cross between parkour and ninjutsu.The rats are able to jump, kick and twist their way out of danger.A student-led team from the University of California at Riverside, San Diego State University and the University of California at Davis set up high-speed cameras to see how North American desert-dwelling kangaroo rats deal with rattlesnake attacks.The slow-motion footage is startling."The resultant videos provide the first ever detailed look at the maneuvers that kangaroo rats use to defend themselves against a deadly predator," the University of California Riverside says.
Teens and young adults are in the midst of a unique mental health crisis, suggests a new study out Thursday.It found that rates of depressive episodes and serious psychological distress have dramatically risen among these age groups in recent years, while hardly budging or even declining for older age groups.Lead author Jean Twenge, a 47-year-old professor of psychology at San Diego State University, has spent much of her career studying the attitudes and beliefs of younger generations.Most recently, in 2017, Twenge published a pop-science book laying out her central argument that teens and young adults coming of age are especially lonely and disconnected, thanks in part to the growing abundance of social media and devices like smartphones.Twenge’s book and work had has its detractors, who argue that her theory is supported by cherry-picked and weak evidence, or that other factors aside from smartphones could be the real culprit behind a legitimate rise in teen depression.Twenge and her team looked at data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, a nationally representative survey of Americans’ lifestyle habits.
So far, though, wireless power transfer (WPT) systems have mostly been limited to supplying power to a single load, such as an individual phone.The few systems that support multiple loads do not currently allow for independent control over each one, making it a challenge to simultaneously charge devices that require different amounts of power.This may change in the near future, thanks to a new design developed by Chris Mi at San Diego State University and his colleagues that allows for independent control over 10 loads.Their work is described in a recent study in IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics.Supplying different amounts of power to individual devices could be useful in a number of scenarios, such as for charging stations that serve various types of vehicles (including electric cars, bicycles, and scooters).But it has been hard to customize the delivery of power in this way due to a fundamental constraint of conventional circuits: If the resistance for one load changes, that changes the power passing through every other load connected to the same WPT system.
Even after only one hour of screen time daily, children and teens may begin to have less curiosity, lower self-control, less emotional stability and a greater inability to finish tasks, reports San Diego State University psychologist Jean Twenge and University of Georgia psychology professor W. Keith Campbell.Twenge and Campbell's results were published in an article, "Associations between screen time and lower psychological well-being among children and adolescents: Evidence from a population-based study," which appeared this month in Preventative Medicine Reports.Twenge and Campbell were particularly interested in associations between screen time and diagnoses of anxiety and depression in youth, which has not yet been studied in great detail.Their findings provide broader insights at a time when youth have greater access to digital technologies and are spending more time using electronic technology purely for entertainment, and also as health officials are trying to identify best practices for managing technology addiction."Previous research on associations between screen time and psychological well-being among children and adolescents has been conflicting, leading some researchers to question the limits on screen time suggested by physician organizations," Twenge and Campbell wrote in their paper.Also, a growing body of research indicates that this amount of screen time has adverse effects on the overall health and well-being of youth.
Scientists at ASU are celebrating their recent success on the path to understanding what makes the fiber that spiders spin - weight for weight - at least five times as strong as steel.One of the fundamental mysteries of spider silk which has limited scientists' ability to produce artificial silks of the quality of natural silks has just been explained by researchers in ASU's School of Molecular Sciences in collaboration with a team from San Diego State University and Northwestern University.Their results, published online today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) is entitled "Hierarchical Spidroin Micellar Nanoparticles as the Fundamental Precursors of Spider Silks.""Spider silk has a unique combination of mechanical strength and elasticity that make it one of the toughest materials we know," says Jeff Yarger, professor in the School of Molecular Sciences in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.Spider silk is an exceptional biological polymer, related to collagen (the stuff of skin and bones) but much more complex in its structure.The ASU team of chemists is studying its molecular structure in an effort to produce materials ranging from uses in civil and mechanical engineering to artificial, yet biocompatible, tendons.