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Are Smartshirts Next?

Are Smartshirts Next?

Image courtesy of the Gogotsi Lab, Drexel University Cybernetic bodysuits sound like something from a sci-fi movie, but could they soon be making the jump to nonfiction? Professor Yury Gogotsi’s lab at Drexel University has demonstrated the potential of a

11/1 News Flash 6: Upcoming Supreme Court Ruling Could Jeopardize Health Insurance for People with COVID

11/1 News Flash 6: Upcoming Supreme Court Ruling Could Jeopardize Health Insurance for People with COVID

Graphic by Tai Michaels. As the pandemic continues to worsen in many areas, there are worrying signs that the Affordable Care Act, the central law of nationalized healthcare, may be at risk. A case soon to come before the supreme

11/1 News Flash 5: Why Does COVID-19 Affect Us Differently? The Answer May Lie In Our Genes

11/1 News Flash 5: Why Does COVID-19 Affect Us Differently? The Answer May Lie In Our Genes

Graphic by Tai Michaels. The debate between the importance of personalized medicine compared to general medicine is a growing one. As gene sequencing becomes increasingly cheap and easy, doctors are turning to possibly creating personalized medical plans based on each

10/25 News Flash 7: Mouthwashes, oral rinses may inactivate human coronaviruses

10/25 News Flash 7: Mouthwashes, oral rinses may inactivate human coronaviruses

Graphic by Tai Michaels. Researchers at the Penn State College of Medicine are examining the effects of mouthwashes on coronavirus viral load in the mouth of infected individuals. They tested various brands of mouthwash, and how each brand interacted with

10/25 News Flash 5: How obesity could create problems for a COVID vaccine

10/25 News Flash 5: How obesity could create problems for a COVID vaccine

Graphic by Tai Michaels. From the start of the current COVID-19 pandemic, scientists have observed a consistent correlation between heightened COVID symptoms to the point of death and obesity in patients. This could arise from a myriad of factors, from

10/25 News Flash 10: Vote

10/25 News Flash 10: Vote

Graphic by Tai Michaels. Vote. It’s a word, an imperative and a plea that we have heard a lot lately. Everyday we are reminded of its necessity. But in a year like this, how do we make voting safe? Whether

10/18 News Flash 7: The COVID-19 Pandemic and the $16 Trillion Virus

10/18 News Flash 7: The COVID-19 Pandemic and the $16 Trillion Virus

Graphic by Tai Michaels. Paying hundreds or even thousands of dollars a year on car insurance can be frustrating –– that is, until you find yourself stranded with a smoking engine and your $20,000 repair is fully covered. Unfortunately, the

10/18 News Flash 6: SARS-CoV-2 disrupts splicing, translation, and protein trafficking to suppress host defenses

10/18 News Flash 6: SARS-CoV-2 disrupts splicing, translation, and protein trafficking to suppress host defenses

Graphic by Tai Michaels. The pathology behind SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, is still relatively unknown to researchers. However, scientists at the California Institute of Technology have compiled a comprehensive guide to the interactions between the virus’ proteins and

10/18 News Flash 12: Scientists Develop Mortality Prediction Model Using Computational Methods

10/18 News Flash 12: Scientists Develop Mortality Prediction Model Using Computational Methods

Graphic by Tai Michaels. The coronavirus pandemic has led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. Because COVID-19 can manifest itself through a wide range of symptoms and complications, predicting patient mortality has been very difficult.  To