‘New and improved’ supermarkets trim childhood obesity in NYC

Journal Reference: Pasquale Rummo, Jeremy Sze, Brian Elbel. Association Between a Policy to Subsidize Supermarkets in Underserved Areas and Childhood Obesity Risk. JAMA Pediatrics, 2022; DOI: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2022.1153 Although the differences were small, researchers say the results, if translated into policy changes, could have a meaningful difference if applied to the more than 14 million (19%) … Read more

Bioprinting for bone repair improved with genes

Journal Reference: Kazim K. Moncal, R. Seda Tigli Aydın, Kevin P. Godzik, Timothy M. Acri, Dong N. Heo, Elias Rizk, Hwabok Wee, Gregory S. Lewis, Aliasger K. Salem, Ibrahim T. Ozbolat. Controlled Co-delivery of pPDGF-B and pBMP-2 from intraoperatively bioprinted bone constructs improves the repair of calvarial defects in rats. Biomaterials, 2022; 281: 121333 DOI: … Read more

The new, improved Dragonfly is a galactic gas detector

Journal References: Imad Pasha, Deborah Lokhorst, Pieter G. van Dokkum, Seery Chen, Roberto Abraham, Johnny Greco, Shany Danieli, Tim Miller, Erin Lippitt, Ava Polzin, Zili Shen, Michael A. Keim, Qing Liu, Allison Merritt, Jielai Zhang. A Nascent Tidal Dwarf Galaxy Forming within the Northern H i Streamer of M82. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 2021; 923 … Read more

Cutting losses: Engineering research equips solar industry for improved performance

Journal Reference: Arthur Onno, Carey Reich, Siming Li, Adam Danielson, William Weigand, Alexandra Bothwell, Sachit Grover, Jeff Bailey, Gang Xiong, Darius Kuciauskas, Walajabad Sampath, Zachary C. Holman. Understanding what limits the voltage of polycrystalline CdSeTe solar cells. Nature Energy, 2022; DOI: 10.1038/s41560-022-00985-z But silicon cell modules are little more than 20% efficient in converting sunlight … Read more

Cohorting patient care model during pandemic improved patient outcomes, researchers find

Journal Reference: Zachary R. Bergman, Michael Usher, Andrew Olson, Jeffrey G. Chipman, Melissa E. Brunsvold, Greg Beilman, Christopher Tignanelli, Elizabeth R. Lusczek. Comparison of Outcomes and Process of Care for Patients Treated at Hospitals Dedicated for COVID-19 Care vs Other Hospitals. JAMA Network Open, 2022; 5 (3): e220873 DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.0873 Called cohorting, this patient care … Read more

Fabrication of flexible electronics improved using gold and water-vapor plasma

Journal Reference: Masahito Takakuwa, Kenjiro Fukuda, Tomoyuki Yokota, Daishi Inoue, Daisuke Hashizume, Shinjiro Umezu, Takao Someya. Direct gold bonding for flexible integrated electronics. Science Advances, 2021; 7 (52) DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abl6228 As electronic devices get smaller and smaller, and the desire to have bendable, wearable, and on-skin electronics increases, conventional methods of constructing these devices have … Read more

Improved vectors for ocular gene therapy

Journal Reference: Marina Pavlou, Christian Schön, Laurence M Occelli, Axel Rossi, Nadja Meumann, Ryan F Boyd, Joshua T Bartoe, Jakob Siedlecki, Maximilian J Gerhardt, Sabrina Babutzka, Jacqueline Bogedein, Johanna E Wagner, Siegfried G Priglinger, Martin Biel, Simon M Petersen‐Jones, Hildegard Büning, Stylianos Michalakis. Novel AAV capsids for intravitreal gene therapy of photoreceptor disorders. EMBO Molecular … Read more