“Smart” thread could pluck diagnostic data from your stitches

first_imgQuick Take“Smart” thread could pluck diagnostic data from your stitches By Megan Thielking July 19, 2016 Reprints Can you diagnose disease from the sound of a voice? [email protected] Scientists have woven microscopic sensors into thread to gather diagnostic data from the tiniest of sutures.The smart threads can sense pH, glucose levels, and temperature. They can even ferry tiny amounts of bodily fluids from one point to another for analysis by microsensor. And they can transmit data wirelessly — so they can alert doctors when a patient’s blood sugar is off or an infection is starting to form in a wound.More traditional diagnostic materials — such as monitors and sensors stuck on the skin — can sense changes on the body’s surface, but often can’t penetrate tissue to gather information about internal problems. So a team of engineers from several institutions tossed around ideas for new materials.advertisement Related: Megan Thielking @meggophone Newsletters Sign up for Morning Rounds Your daily dose of news in health and medicine. One proposal stood out: Thread. It can bend, stretch, and be made as thick or as thin as scientists want.“We generated an entire toolkit of these threads,” said Sameer Sonkusale, a professor of electrical engineering at Tufts University and a coauthor of a paper on the new material, published this week in the journal Microsystems and Nanoengineering.advertisementcenter_img The research is still in the early stages — scientists have tested the threads in Petri dishes and a mouse model but have not yet tried them in humans.But they have high hopes that the threads can be a useful tool. They might, for instance, help diabetic patients who have chronic wounds that don’t heal well, Sonkusale noted.“We monitored actual biomarkers of wound healing,” he said.  Leave this field empty if you’re human: Please enter a valid email address. Privacy Policy Smart thread captured under a scanning electron microscope. (Center for Nanoscale Systems — Harvard University) About the Author Reprints News Editor Tags diagnosticsinfectionmedical technologylast_img read more

Pharmalittle: ‘Netflix’ model for hep C drugs proceeds; J&J hikes drug prices

first_img Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED @cooney_liz Log In | Learn More Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Good morning. Elizabeth Cooney here again at STAT’s home in Boston, filling in for Ed Silverman who’s still in California, no doubt daydreaming about weekend plans. Some biopharma news to start the day:After months of consideration, Louisiana officials are proceeding with plans for a “Netflix” payment model for obtaining hepatitis C treatments at an affordable price, STAT says. The state is seeking drug makers willing to supply treatments in return for subscription-based payments over five years for unlimited access to medication for anyone who is enrolled in the state Medicaid program or incarcerated in a state prison. Elizabeth Cooney General Assignment Reporter Liz focuses on cancer, biomedical engineering, and how patients feel the effects of Covid-19. Alex Hogan/STAT Tags drug developmentdrug pricingfinancepharmalittleSTAT+ Pharmalittle: ‘Netflix’ model for hep C drugs proceeds; J&J hikes drug prices center_img What is it? Pharmalot What’s included? STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. About the Author Reprints [email protected] By Elizabeth Cooney Jan. 11, 2019 Reprints GET STARTEDlast_img read more

Largest meat producer works to restart after cyberattack

first_imgAdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments U.S. meat prices were already increasing because of shutdown policy, poor weather and high plant absenteeism. Malone said the cyberattack could further raise meat prices ahead of the summer. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates beef prices will climb 1%-2% this year, poultry as much as 1.5% and pork 2%-3%.While JBS hasn’t said which of its84 US facilities has been affected, a union official confirmed that two shifts at the company’s largest U.S. beef plant, in Greeley, Colorado, were canceled. JBS did say it was able to hip meat from nearly all of its facilities Tuesday. Jean-Pierre said the White House “is engaging directly with the Russian government on this matter and delivering the message that responsible states do not harbor ransomware criminals.”To read the full story, click here. Advertisement RELATEDTOPICS Russia announces actor, director for first-ever movie made in space May 17, 2021 AdvertisementTags: cyberattackJBSRussia Colonial Pipeline cyber attack won’t affect Florida’s gas supply, but prices could shift May 12, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments AP – Just weeks after a cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline, the world’s largest meat processing company is working to get back up and running following a similar attack. “Our systems are coming back online and we are not sparing any resources to fight this threat,” Andre Nogueira, CEO of JBS USA, said in a statement.Brazil’s JBS SA said late Tuesday that it had made “significant progress” in dealing with the cyberattack and expected the “vast majority” of its plants to be operating on Wednesday, The Associated Press reported. The White House said JBS has made them aware of a ransom demand from a criminal organization likely based in Russia. The White and the Department of Agriculture have been communicating with JBS this week, White House principal deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said. JBS cyberattack not impacting ability to buy beef, pork locally June 3, 2021 Advertisement AdvertisementJBS is the second-largest producer of beef, pork and chicken in the U.S. If it were to shut down for even one day, the U.S. would lose almost a quarter of its beef-processing capacity, or the equivalent of 20,000 beef cows, according to Trey Malone, an assistant professor of agriculture at Michigan State University.The attack shows just how automated meat processing plants have become. Computers collect data at multiple stages of the production process, and orders, billing, shipping and other functions are all electronic.JBS said the cyberattack affected servers supporting its operations in North America and Australia. Backup servers weren’t affected and it said it was not aware of any customer, supplier or employee data being compromised. At least 7 children dead after shooting at Russian school, state media reports May 12, 2021last_img read more

Plans to turn former pub into a restaurant

first_img Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Plans to turn former pub into a restaurant Pinterest The former Portlaoise Arms is to be turned into a restaurant Plans have been launched to turn an iconic Portlaoise pub into a restaurant.The Portlaoise Arms, which closed for business in 2008, has remained vacant for a decade.But now, John and Edward Fennelly have applied for planning permission to transform the building at 6 Market Square in Portlaoise. Twitter Facebook TAGSPortlaoise Armsrestaurant WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Previous articleLaois celebrity gives candid interview after tumultuous yearNext articleCouncil housing staff subjected to “outrageous” antisocial behaviour Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Twittercenter_img Council WhatsApp Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Pinterest By Alan Hartnett – 8th May 2018 Rugby Community They wish to turn it into a restaurant which would bring significant foot traffic to that area of Portlaoise.Property Properly are the letting agents for the building and they describe it as ‘high profile commercial building located at the top of main street along side a key commuter road to the M7, just five minutes walk from the train station,and directly opposite the taxi rank.“The property extends to 3250 ft /301 m which was rejuvenated and redeveloped in the past few years offers many opportunities in a town which is experiencing rapid recovery from the economic down turn and is one of a hand full of commercial spaces that offers full ready to go planning permission for a restaurant.“This is an ideal opportunity for an individual with entrepreneurial spirit to establish an original venue and transform the space into a modern much needed retail destination.“The building is currently a commercial shell with a architectural modern design and offers an ideal site for high profile branding in a high volume commuter location.”The former Portlaoise Arms building is just up from the Square Bar which has recently changed hands.SEE ALSO – Laois country house rules itself out to host ‘sex party’ as mystery continues Home News Plans to turn former pub into a restaurant Newslast_img read more

Annual inflation rate cooled in March to 0.9% as pandemic took hold

first_img Related news Economy grew at 5.6% annual rate in first quarter of year, Statistics Canada says The drop from a year-over-year increase of 2.2% in February was the largest drop since September 2006.Economists on average had expected a reading of 1.2% for March, according to financial markets data firm Refinitiv.Bank of Montreal chief economist Douglas Porter said the slowdown in Canada was bigger than those in some other major economies, including the United States and United Kingdom.“Canadian inflation hit the brakes hard at the start of the shutdowns,” Porter wrote in a report.And Porter said to look for inflation to fall even further in coming months with “a trip into negative terrain likely for a spell.”The economy ground to a halt last month as governments ordered the closure of non-essential businesses in an effort to slow the spread of Covid-19.The reading on inflation follows the March jobs report earlier this month that indicated that the economy lost more than one million jobs last month.A preliminary estimate by Statistics Canada has also suggested the economy contracted by an unprecedented 9% in March.“Inflation is the least of anyone’s concerns at the moment, but it is notable that the mandated closure of large swathes of the economy in late March is having a profound effect on price growth,” TD Bank senior economist James Marple wrote.“This is yet another data series showing unprecedented movements and which will continue to do so at least through the month of April.”The collapse in the annual pace of inflation came as energy prices fell 11.6% on a year-over-year basis in March, driven by the largest one-month price decline since November 2008.Statistics Canada said drivers paid 21.2% less for gasoline compared with March last year due to low crude oil prices, which also resulted in a 9.5% drop in the price of fuel oil and other fuels and an 18.5% drop in the price for fuel, parts and accessories for recreational vehicles.Excluding energy, the consumer price index rose 1.7%.The average of Canada’s three measures for core inflation, which are considered better gauges of underlying price pressures and closely tracked by the Bank of Canada, was 1.83% in March compared with 1.97% for February. People examining economic statistic Financial examiner Vector illustration. simmmax/123RF The annual pace of inflation in Canada posted its biggest one-month decline in more than a decade, dropping below 1% in March as the price of oil collapsed and the economy was first gripped by the Covid-19 pandemic.Statistics Canada said Wednesday the consumer price index for March was up 0.9% compared with a year ago, the smallest year-over-year increase since May 2015 — also a period of low oil prices. Digital shift cushioned blow to post-pandemic growth outlook, BoC deputy says Craig WongCanadian Press Keywords Coronavirus,  Economy,  Inflation Covid vaccine-sharing discussions to dominate G7 summit talks Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

UN Human Rights Council 46 UK statement for Universal Periodic Review Adoption – Mongolia

first_imgUN Human Rights Council 46 UK statement for Universal Periodic Review Adoption – Mongolia Thank you, Madam President.The United Kingdom welcomes Mongolia’s engagement with the Universal Periodic Review process. The UK commends Mongolia on the progress made since its last review and we remain committed to continue helping Mongolia strengthen human rights and democratic institutions.We welcome Mongolia’s acceptance of all three of our recommendations and urge Mongolia to work to implement these. Namely, to strengthen domestic legislation to ensure all forms of modern slavery are criminalised, including criminalising human trafficking in line with the UN Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children; to adopt an open, merit-based process when selecting national candidates for UN Treaty Body elections; and to Protect freedom of expression by abolishing article 6.21 of the Law on Administrative Offences.The UK also welcomes Mongolia’s commitment at the UPR to implement activities aimed at protecting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons, migrant workers, stateless persons and persons with disabilities. We commend Mongolia’s gender equality record and support its Government’s efforts to end violence against women and girls and increase women’s economic empowerment. It is important to commit government resources to ensure that Mongolia’s existing anti-discrimination laws are fully implemented.Thank you. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:empowerment, gender equality, Government, Human Rights, human trafficking, legislation, modern slavery, Mongolia, President, resources, transgender, UK, UK Government, UN, United Kingdom, womenlast_img read more

Spring Scavenge at Foreshore

first_imgSpring Scavenge at Foreshore Lakeside Scavenge is coming back to Jindabyne’s Banjo Paterson Park with Spring into Scavenge, another fun community clean-up and clothes swap event on Saturday 17 April from 9am to 1pm.This will be the fourth event held in Jindabyne, with 353 residents across previous Lakeside Scavenge events removing over 2 tonnes of litter from the lake foreshore. In partnership with Snowy Monaro Regional Council, the NSW Government and The Festival of Place – Summer Fund, the event will feature live music and talks from local environmental groups including young entrepreneur and Founder of Keep it Cool Lucas Wilkison, Council’s Resource and Waste Education Officer Edwina Lowe and representatives from Sustainable Snowies.“The Lakeside Scavenge is always a wonderful day out, and we’re very pleased to be welcoming the event back this year,” said Mayor Peter Beer, Snowy Monaro Regional Council.“Initiatives like these are testament to the spirit of our community and I encourage residents across the Snowy Monaro to head to Jindabyne and pitch in to help keep our region a beautiful place to live, work and visit.”The event is an empowering opportunity for participants to reconnect with their community and local environment as well as reconsider their relationship to waste. For every 10 pieces of litter collected, participants are rewarded with one Trash Token to use in a pop-up market of quality handpicked pre-loved clothes, books and toys.All trash collected on the day is catalogued and captured for the Australian Marine Debris Database. Participants will walk away with knowledge on how to sort, separate and catalogue litter. All the rubbish removed will be disposed of by Alistair McKimm from Snowy Skips.Prizes will be awarded to participants who collect the most litter, the most cigarette butts or the weirdest item, and more. Prizes have been kindly donated by local businesses who are eager to support local waste education including The Yoga Shala, CBD Cafe, Thredbo Resort and Jindabyne Brewery. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australian, community, council, education, environment, festival, Government, Jindabyne, local council, NSW, participants, Paterson, quality, Snowy Monaro, sustainable, the Lakes, thredbolast_img read more

Take a look inside the new Gen2 Formula E car

first_img Trending Videos See More Videos For one thing, the newboy is locked in for at least the next three seasons. For another, it marks the first time drivers and teams will run one car for the full duration of a race, bringing to an end the distinctive albeit awkward mid-race car swaps. Formula E even paid tribute to this outgoing concept in another vid.So, what’s actually involved in the new SRT05e? Well a new aero kit for starters, which incorporates a whopping new rear diffuser, Le Mans prototype-inspired front wheel coverage, a split rear spoiler, and the HALO driver head protection device.Significantly, the more aero-savvy Gen2, which sits on a new 3,100-mm wheelbase from Dallara, is also longer, narrower and shorter than the model it replaces, and runs on bespoke 18-inch wheels.The “future of racing”, which made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, will continue to be produced by Spark Racing Technologies, but now features a new McLaren Applied Technologies battery after four seasons with an example produced by Williams Advanced Engineering.The new powertrain means maximum power has also increased from 200 kW (268 hp) to 250 kW (335 hp),while ‘Race Mode’ has been given a bump from 180 kW (241 hp) to 200 kW (268 hp).Top speed is increased to 250 km/h, while zero-to-100 km/h is an impressive 2.8 seconds. If you want to see how the SRT05e compares with the outgoing Spark-Renault SRT_01E, Formula E’s got you covered there too. No doubt series’ CEO Alejandro Agag will be keen for Formula E’s first Middle East race to focus on the brand-new car and the seven female drivers on-hand for testing in the newly ‘progressive’ Riyadh – including Sauber Formula 1 test driver Tatiana Calderon, ex-IndyCar racer Simona de Silvestro, and IMSA class front-runner, Katherine Legge – rather than…well, other fairly high-profile news items in the past couple of weeks… COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS RELATED TAGSBuickNon-LuxuryNew VehiclesNon-Luxury Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 The Formula E Gen2 race car.  Handout / FIA Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Trending in Canada Formula E, the only fully electric single-seater series in motor racing, has released a new video walking fans quite literally through the nuts and bolts of its new second-generation car.The video shows every component of the new Gen2 SRT05e being slotted together, piece-by-piece, including Brembo brake discs, Michelin tires, suspension geometry, and the aggressive new aero kit.The new car is, after all, a big deal for the series that will start its fifth season at the upcoming Ad Diriyah in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on December 15th. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. advertisement The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

Rebranding the wine with the worst reputation in the world

first_imgEmail AdvertisementIn the mid-nineties Lambrusco had become synonymous with Riunite, a cheap, low alcohol sweet wine that sommeliers wouldn’t allow anywhere near their wine lists, but one wine importer, James Koch of JKI, decided to start a campaign to realign Lambrusco with its authentic expression, a fizzy, dry red wine with 11% or more alcohol from Emilia, Italy.In 1994 Koch imported his first 50 cases of Medici Ermete ‘Concerto 1993’, the only dry Lambrusco shipped outside of Emilia. “The response from my private clients was unbelievable,” says Koch, “yet, not one restaurant or retailer would allow me to taste them on my Lambrusco discovery. Even Medici Ermete didn’t believe that there would ever be a market for real Lambrusco outside of Emilia and Mantova in Northern Italy.”Koch decided to prove a point, and launched his campaign to raise awareness about authentic Lambrusco focusing on New York and San Francisco restaurants. Two years later Lambrusco was featured by Felidia, one of New York’s trend setting restaurants of the time, and in the following years many more top restaurants stocked true Lambrusco.Many more US wine importers joined Koch’s campaign for authentic Lambrusco, and in 2010 Banfi, importer of Riunite, stocked two dry Lambruscos. However, while Lambrusco was having a reemergence in restaurants, retailers were still not stocking it. “Wine retailers carry new items only if consumers start looking for it,” says Koch, “hence, my efforts changed in 2011 to create a demand and an awareness of real Lambruscos among wine drinkers.”Pronto Secco. Italy’s coolest red wine. JKI’s latest small producer portfolio addition.The website www.LambruscoDay.org was launched along with two twitter accounts, @LambruscoDay & @ilLambrusco where Koch could interact with consumers, writers, and retailers, and spread his gospel about authentic Lambrusco.On June 21st , 2014, Lambrusco Day, over ten restaurants are participating with Lambrusco themed events, and more than a hundred different authentic Lambrusco brands are available in New York alone. An example is City Winery in New York, which celebrates Lambrusco Day on Monday June 23 with Alicia Lini, a fourth generation winemaker from Emilia, and a lineup of dry Lambruscos.“The campaign had perfect timing,” Koch reflects, “without the internet and social media none of this could have happened.”Though the Lambrusco Consorzios didn’t show any interest in Koch’s campaign until US importers started showing up in Emilia asking for authentic Lambrusco, they benefited from the rebranding not only in America, but in London (Lambrusco Day moments in London 2014) and even Italy where authentic Lambrusco had been as unknown outside of Emilia as it was in the rest of the world.Update – Lambrusco Day MomentsUnited States – United Kingdom – AustraliaBy Kim JohannsenAdvertisement Share Previous articleAfternoon Brief, June 20Next articleAfternoon Brief, June 23 Editor Facebook ReddIt TAGSItalyJames KochJKIKim BadenfortLambruscoLambrusco Day Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Home Video Rebranding the wine with the worst reputation in the worldVideoWine Business EditorialRebranding the wine with the worst reputation in the worldBy Editor – June 23, 2014 193 0 last_img read more

Car crushing winds

first_imgHomeFeaturedCar crushing winds Feb. 04, 2020 at 10:13 amFeaturedNewsCar crushing windsTodd James1 year agoNo tags1234 High winds early Monday toppled a large pine tree on the 1500 block of Georgina Avenue crushing two vehicles.share on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentCrime Watch – Jacking jacketsCalifornia may pause student fitness tests due to bullyingYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall6 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson17 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter17 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor17 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press17 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press17 hours agolast_img read more