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TCU and UNTHSC develop COVID-19 research group

first_imgAlexis Kinghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexis-king/ Linkedin Welcome TCU Class of 2025 ReddIt Facebook Alexis Kinghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexis-king/ Twitter Linkedin + posts TCU News Now 3/24/2021 Mada: How one app is helping you pick what to wear World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Alexis King Alexis Kinghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexis-king/ Twitter Alexis Kinghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexis-king/ Campus NewsAcademicsNewsCOVID-19Top StoriesTCU and UNTHSC develop COVID-19 research groupBy Alexis King – October 30, 2020 1282 Minority students talk about election results ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history The race to find treatments for COVID-19 is finding its way to Fort Worth as local medical students work toward a cure. Students and faculty at the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine have come together to find a solution to this evolving pandemic.Dr. Mohanakrishnan Sathyamoorthy, the department chair of internal medicine at the medical school, said the research group was “inspired by the effect COVID-19 had on the city of Fort Worth.”Beginning in early March, Sathyamoorthy created a hypothesis focusing on a different approach to treating cytokine storms that lead to the deadly inflammation in many COVID-19 patients.“We feel that we have an opportunity to impact the future of clinical discoveries that occur in the city of Fort Worth,” said Sathyamoorthy.Sathyamoorthy had conversations with Dr. Stuart D. Flynn, the founding dean of the medical school, about faculty members and other physicians who might be interested in the research group.By August, Flynn said the group had “developed three new proposals around COVID-19 that they planned to study targeting how COVID-19 invades the human body and how the body normally responds.”Flynn added that the group now has “several partnerships within the city of Fort Worth and a partnership with India.”The group also expanded its possible treatment targets beyond COVID-19 and is looking at how what they develop could help patients with inflammatory diseases. “We are really hopeful with the hypotheses we have come up with that we are able to look at response patterns with patients that have a history of autoimmune diseases,” said Sathyamoorthy.The group has also moved forward with its research and applied its first proposal of findings to the Food and Drug Administration to be able to repurpose currently available drugs to fight COVID-19. To learn more about the Fort Worth Clinical Sciences Working Group, watch Flynn and Sathyamoorthy’s FWMD Live discussion on what areas of COVID-19 their research will focus on, clinical trials and more. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleHoroscope: October 30, 2020Next articleHall director talks about the responsibilities of working at a residence hall during COVID-19 Alexis King Alexis King is a journalism major with a minor in digital culture/data analytics from Plano, Texas. Alexis hopes to to work in entertainment news after she graduates. Alexis enjoys traveling and spending time with her friends & family. print TCU News Now 2/24/2021 Facebooklast_img read more

Women’s soccer captures 11th Ivy League Championship

first_imgCapturing its 11th Ivy League title, and fourth over the past six years, Harvard women’s soccer beat Dartmouth, 2-1, on Saturday afternoon at Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium. Fittingly, senior co-captain Peyton Johnson recorded the game-winning goal for the Crimson.The Crimson (11-3-2, 6-0) remain unbeaten over the past 13 games, dating back to Sept. 11. The 13-match unbeaten streak matches the longest since 1999. Harvard punches its ticket to the NCAA Championship, its 13th appearance in program history. The Crimson will find out their fate when the NCAA selection show airs on Nov. 11 at 4:30 p.m.To read the full story, visit gocrimson.com.last_img read more

Dunga: “Whether Ronaldinho Gaúcho Goes To The World Cup Or Not Depends On Him”

first_imgBy Dialogo November 10, 2009 ronaldinho has been the best player ever,the question of whether he is out of form or not, does not matter.what matters is that he still can play & has the ability,that is:(if you watch serie A games)so,coach Dunga please let the soccer wizard play.I”ve watched most of his games & so i can foresee the wonders he will do in the 2010 world cup. Please mr dunga we love brazill. It will be very unfortunate and uncalled for if Ronadinho will not be part of the team for reasons that are best know to a few. The young man is still good. Let us not discourage players. Whe you are going for war am sure you equip youself with different weapons. So ronadinho is one of the weapons for the 2010 dunga please let the guy play because he is still good juss witness him at AC MILAN and he is better than RAMIRES dunga please take ronaldinho……..he s getting hid touch and i am sure he s going to be the of worldcup…… please make ronaldinho play world cup 2010………please i m begging u….plz plz plz plz plz please mr dunga, try not to make the fans of ronaldinho sad, we fans would love to see him in 2010 world cup, i have been one of his fans since for a long time and i havent missed even a sigle match of his, i really enjoy watching his play and i think he still deserve world player, he is still a weapon for 2010’s world cup. Whether or not Ronaldinho Gaúcho will be included on the Brazilian team that will play for the World Cup in 2010 “depends only on him,” coach Carlos Caetano Bledorn Verri “Dunga” affirmed in an interviewed published by the magazine Istoé. Ronaldinho “is a distinguished player,” but whether or not he is tapped again for the team and even for the South African World Cup “will depend on him” and on his results playing for Milan in Italy, the Brazilian coach explained. According to Dunga, the former forward for Barcelona “is a very distinguished player,” but this is not enough to be on his team. “I want to have the best, but selection for our team is no longer an exclusively technical question. It’s also a question of competitiveness and commitment,” noted the coach, who nevertheless acknowledged that he “thinks about” Ronaldinho when he imagines the team for the World Cup. Dunga’s words can be interpreted as a reply to the twenty-nine-year-old player, who said this week that he wants to play in the South African World Cup, which could be the last one of his career. “I want to go to the World Cup. I have a great relationship with Dunga. But it’s better not to think about it because it’s a waste of energy. I’m only going to concentrate on the present,” Ronaldinho explained. With regard to his own future, Dunga told Istoé that it is not something that worries him at the moment, since he is thinking only about the World Cup. “Being the team’s coach makes me very happy; it fills me with pride and satisfaction,” declared the coach, who nevertheless said that once the South African World Cup is over, he intends “to leave and give someone else the opportunity.” With regard to the possibility of his team winning its sixth World Cup title, he did not hide the fact that “Brazil is always a favorite,” but he noted that in order to win, “it’s necessary to work and to work a lot.”last_img read more

Shirley Man Sentenced for Fatal DWI Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Shirley man was sentenced Wednesday to 1 ⅓ to 4 years in prison for driving drunk and causing a crash that killed his 29-year-old passenger in the victim’s hometown of Brentwood last year.Oscar Rivera pleaded guilty last month at Suffolk County Court to second-degree vehicular manslaughter, driving while intoxicated and driving without a license.Prosecutors said the 27-year-old man was drunk when he was driving his Lincoln southbound on Grand Boulevard, where he lost control of the car and hit a tree on the morning of Oct. 4, 2014.His passenger, David Gonzalez, was pronounced dead at Southside Hospital in Bay Shore.Judge Fernando Camacho handed down the sentence after prosecutors requested Rivera get 2 to 6 years in prison.last_img read more

Blood Moon Supermoon Incites Fears Of Natural Disasters September 27 & 28

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York September 27 & 28 mark a rare celestial event.First, it will be a full moon. Second, the moon will be in perigee—its closest proximity to Earth along its elliptical orbit. Third, the moon will be undergoing a total lunar eclipse, whereby it passes directly behind the Earth, cloaked in its shadow. The latter positioning will give the moon a blood-red tint, thus, the return of the ominous, so-called “Blood Moon.”NASA states the full perigee moon appears up to 14 percent larger and up to 30 percent brighter than when it is at its farthest Earth approach, called its apogee. Thus, this upcoming September 27 & 28 lunar phenomenon, dubbed a “SuperMoon” in the 1970s by astrologer Richard Nolle, will be bigger, brighter (before it dims and goes dark)—and blood red.Some believe Super Moons, such as this lunar giant photographed Oct. 8, 2014, foretell of natural disasters and even the Apocalypse. The rare Blood Moon Supermoon will return on Sept. 27 & 28, 2015, inciting similar fears. (WikiMedia Commons)This extraordinary cosmic convergence has once again sent intergalactic chills down the spines of countless Web surfers, Doom’s Day prophets and religious folk across the globe who fear its blood-curling horrifying hue and gigantic size are omens of great calamity and upheaval—even a bone-shivering signal of the Apocalypse. Such foreboding anguish and dread is not extraterrestrial (See what we did there? #SuperMoon #BloodMoon #powww) to such interstellar happenings. The March 19, 2011 SuperMoon—also a full moon at lunar perigee—incited fears across the globe of natural disasters and other worldwide catastrophes. (It came on the heels of the 9.0 undersea megathrust earthquake—known as the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami—which pulverized Japan and spawned devastating tsunamis that claimed more than 15,000 lives and caused nuclear meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.)Click Here For More Photos Of A SuperMoonNolle, who publishes astrological predictions on his website astropro.com, has much to say about this upcoming lunar leviathan. His “September 2015 Forecast” warns not just of the havoc caused by the impending lunar eclipse and SuperMoon, but also of untold solar and geophysical events resulting from a “Mercury Max”—“a phase in the Earth-Mercury-Sun relationship,” he explains, “when Mercury swings around from behind the Sun to catch up and pass the slower orbiting Earth. As it does this, Mercury draws closer and closer to our home planet, until it reaches its perigee… At this time, Earth, Mercury and the Sun are aligned with Mercury in the middle, passing between us and the Sun.”All these happenings equate into one hell of a month, according to Nolle. Among some of the mayhem, he predicts heightened risks of solar and geophysical storms, extreme tidal surges, and volcanic and seismic events. “September shapes up to be the biggest geophysical news story of the year: two eclipses (one of them a SuperMoon) plus a Mercury Max make for a lot of turbulence in Earth’s crust, seas, atmosphere and magnetosphere,” he foretells. “It all adds up to a huge potential for powerful storms and seismic activity; along with an increase in solar storms that heighten risks for breakdowns in electrical and electronic equipment—including the bioelectric field that is human consciousness. Sometimes the world can feel haywire and out of control. This month looks like one of those times.“Bringing up the rear this month is the September 28 total lunar eclipse full moon at 4°41’,” continues Nolle. “This one occurs just a couple days before the Sun’s inferior conjunction with Mercury, the anchor point of the current Mercury Max cycle. This points to a heightened risk of a solar storm outburst sometime between September 27 and October 1, which is more or less contiguous to the September 25-October 4 SuperMoon geophysical storm window. This very strongly suggests an unusual outbreak of strong storms and seismic activity (including volcanic eruptions) during this particular SuperMoon stress window.“Being astronomical in scale, a SuperMoon is at least potentially planet-wide in scope,” he continues. “Aside from the obvious targets—the coasts for extreme tidal surges, and known volcanic and seismic risk zones—the atmosphere gets a good SuperMoon stirring that can manifest as powerful storms packing high winds and heavy precipitation just about anywhere.“With this in mind, even though I don’t live anywhere near (nor plan to visit) any tidal basins, volcanoes or seismic hot spots during the September 25-October 4 SuperMoon shock window, I still plan to make sure the bottled water, canned and dried foods and other emergency supplies are ready to hand; just in case,” adds Nolle. “That said, it doesn’t take more than a cursory glance at an astro-locality map for the September 28 SuperMoon to recognize that this one is a complex snare of risk lines. This is due to the fact that so many planets join the Sun and Moon in making important configurations in the sky at this time.”Just as in 2011, NASA has taken to cyberspace to provide scientific data on this latest lunar flyby and perhaps quell some of the anxiety surrounding any alleged adverse effects the moon’s close proximity would render on Earth.On Aug. 31, NASA published an animated feature video about the rare rendezvous, which doesn’t make it seem all that frightening at all.Watch video here: On Sept. 1, Jane Houston Jones from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. published a post and podcast on nasa.gov about the Blood SuperMoon, too. [Listen To NASA’s Jane Houston Jones’ Blood Moon SuperMoon Podcast HERE] Her explanation counters Nolle’s assertion on his website that he coined “SuperMoon” decades ago, and also tones down the extraordinariness of the event. “On the evening of September 27th, observers in North and South America will see a long total lunar eclipse—lasting 72 minutes. This eclipse is also visible in Europe and Africa,” she explains. “It’s the night of the harvest moon—the full moon closest to the September equinox. “Sometimes a full moon is called a “supermoon”—a term coined just a few years ago,” she continues. “A supermoon is a new or full moon which occurs when the moon is at or near its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit.“There are four to six supermoons every year on average, so they’re not unusual,” adds Houston Jones. “You won’t really be able to see the difference between this full moon and any other one with your eyes. It’ll only be about 7 percent larger. The moon is 221,000 miles from Earth this month, as opposed to the average distance of 239,000 miles.” She and NASA’s assertions have done little to squash the fears of so many who fear the Blood-Red SuperMoon as an ominous harbinger of horror and dread, however. A Sept. 1 article in Christian Today titled “‘Blood Moon’ This September Could Be Biblical Sign Of Apocalypse, Pastors Say,” for example, begins by quoting the Bible:“In Acts 2:20, Peter the Apostle, warned of these signs of the Apocalypse: ‘The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord.’“Similarly, Revelation 6:12 described the same Apocalyptic signs: ‘I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red,’” it continues.The article goes on to tell how two pastors—Mark Blitz and John Hagee—believe the Blood-Red Supermoon could be telltale signs of the potential oncoming Apocalypse, citing its timing as the last of the four so-called “Blood Moons” within the last 18 months, its close proximity to Pope Francis’ visit to the United States, and the increase in global seismic activity in recent years.One thing’s for sure, dear readers. The Sept. 27 & 28 “Blood Moon” “Supermoon” has captured the imaginations—and fears—of countless worldwide and will be a cosmic-lunar spectacular of epic proportions that viewers will remember long after its crimson hues fade back into the bright, white, familiar amber glow we Earthlings all know and love.last_img read more

Winter Storm May Bring a Foot of Snow to Long Island This Week

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A major winter storm is increasingly likely to hit Long Island on Wednesday night into Thursday morning, potentially dumping more than a foot of snow on parts of the region, forecasters say.The National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch for Nassau and Suffolk counties from 2 p.m. Wednesday to 1 p.m. Thursday. NWS, which termed the storm “significant,” also predicted wind gusts as high as 50 mph that could bring down tree branches, disrupting utility lines, and causing power outages. Coastal flooding is also possible.“Heavy snow possible,” Upton-based NWS forecasters said in the winter storm watch. “Travel could be very difficult to impossible. Hazardous conditions could impact the Wednesday evening and Thursday morning commute.”Up to 18 inches of snow is projected to fall across Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, northern New Jersey, southeastern New York State, and southern New England, AccuWeather reported.On LI, the storm is expected to begin around 5 p.m. Wednesday and last through 11 a.m. Thursday, with much of the snowfall occurring between dusk and dawn. Sleet could mix in late, forecasters say. “As the exact forecast becomes clearer over the next 24 hours, New Yorkers should not only monitor their local weather reports for updates, but start preparing their homes, their families, and themselves for heavy snow as well,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. “On the state side, all of our agencies have readied their emergency response assets, are coordinating with local governments and will help ensure utilities are prepared to address any possible power outages.”After the storm passes, the forecast calls for temperatures in the 30s and 40s through the weekend, dropping as low as the 20s overnight.-With Timothy BolgerSign up for Long Island Press’ email newsletters here. Sign up for home delivery of Long Island Press here. Sign up for discounts by becoming a Long Island Press community partner here.,Sign up for Long Island Press’ email newsletters here. Sign up for home delivery of Long Island Press here. Sign up for discounts by becoming a Long Island Press community partner here.last_img read more

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Sally brings 100-mph winds as it rumbles into US Gulf Coast

first_imgTopics : Hurricanes are considered to have the potential for devastating damage when they have sustained winds past 111 mph (179 kph).Mississippi and Louisiana called for evacuations of low-lying areas and President Donald Trump issued an emergency disaster declaration for both states. Alabama closed the state’s beaches and recommended evacuations of residents in low-lying areas.Mobile, Alabama Mayor Sandy Stimpson warned residents he expected a “tremendous amount of flooding” and said the city was barricading intersections likely to see high water.Ports, schools and businesses closed along the coast. The US Coast Guard restricted travel on the lower Mississippi River in New Orleans to the Gulf, and closed the ports of Pascagoula and Gulfport, Mississippi, and Mobile, Alabama. Hurricane Sally drew closer to the US Gulf Coast on Tuesday morning, bringing heavy rains and surging water ahead of its expected landfall as a Category 2 hurricane, with the chance of further strengthening possible.The second strong storm in less than a month to threaten the region, Sally’s winds increased to 100 miles per hour (155 kph), and late Monday was 90 miles (145 km) east of the mouth of the Mississippi River, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.It could wallop the Mississippi and Alabama coasts on Tuesday with devastating winds of up to 110 mph, on the cusp of becoming a Category 3 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale of intensity, the NHC said.center_img Energy companies buttoned up or halted oil refineries and pulled workers from offshore oil and gas production platforms.The hurricane is expected to dump between 8 and 16 inches (20 to 40 cm) of rain on the coast, with isolated 24-inch downpours, and cause widespread river flooding.Mississippi appears more likely for landfall, but Sally’s biggest threat is that it will be a “rainmaker” across a wide swath of the Gulf Coast, with 3 to 4 inches (7.62 to 10.2 cm) in areas as far inland as Atlanta, said Jim Foerster, chief meteorologist at DTN, an energy, agriculture and weather data provider.Sally is the 18th named storm in the Atlantic this year and will be the eighth of tropical storm or hurricane strength to hit the United States – something “very rare if not a record” said Dan Kottlowski, senior meteorologist at AccuWeather, noting that accurate data on historic tropical storms can be elusive.last_img read more

AC Milan ramp up Lucas Torreira bid and could offer £35m star to Arsenal in exchange

first_imgAC Milan ramp up move for Arsenal star Lucas Torreira and consider offering Franck Kessie Top articles by Metro Skip Torreira is on international duty at the Copa America with Uruguay (Picture: Getty)According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Milan have not been put off by Arsenal’s stance that Torreira is not for sale and have already got in touch with his agent to discuss the feasibility of a deal.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT 1/1 Video Settings Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling The Uruguayan could be tempted to leave England and return to Italy (Picture: Getty)AC Milan have made Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira their top target this summer and are reportedly considering offering Franck Kessie as part of the deal.The Uruguayan enforcer only moved to the Emirates last year in a £26million move from Sampdoria and enjoyed a strong maiden campaign, though admitted last week that he has struggled to adapt to life in England.His old Sampdoria boss Marco Giampaolo could provide an escape route, having made the 23-year-old his ‘dream’ signing as he prepares to take charge at San Siro. The Gunners have been linked with Kessie before, dating back to his time at Atalanta, and is valued at around £35m himself, while he is said to be keen on testing himself in the Premier League.Torreira, who is currently on international duty for the Copa America, was asked what he enjoys most about England last week and replied: ‘I don’t know if there are many things that I enjoy. I think it was better in Italy. England is a totally different world, a very large country. Skip Ad Read More Comment Read More Read More Read More Milan’s move is boosted by the fact that Torreira’s girlfriend, Vittoria Repetto – who is from Genoa – is not enjoying life in London and would like to return to Italy.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAny deal for Torreira would require Milan to stump up around £40m to tempt Arsenal to sell, though the Italian side could lower the fee by including a player in the deal.According to Tuttosport, Kessie is the player Giampaolo is prepared to cash in on: either in a trade with Arsenal, or to another club to raise funds to bring Torreira in. Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 15 Jun 2019 10:22 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.1kShares About Connatix V67539 PLAY Coming Next Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Read More SPONSORED Full Screen Advertisement / Milan are considering offloading Kessie to bring Torreira in (Picture: Getty)‘The language [barrier] has cost me, to be able to relate with my peers and with the people. It is very difficult when you can’t have dialogue. And so is the climate. You go out in the morning and it is cloudy, you arrive late to your home and it is cloudy.‘It is strange a little bit, the sun, the more of us that we are here and we are accustomed to having always or almost always the sun. But as the years pass, I’m going to be adapting.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal 1 min. story Advertisementlast_img read more

Mikel Arteta reveals the message he gave which has helped improve Arsenal’s defence

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Mikel Arteta reveals the message he gave which has helped improve Arsenal’s defence Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal side have kept three successive clean sheets in all competitions (Pictures: Getty)Mikel Arteta has revealed he has urged his players to rediscover their love of defending, a message which has helped contribute to a run of three consecutive clean sheets.Arsenal’s defence has long-been considered an Achilles’ heel with one of the Premier League’s most prolific forward lines regularly undermined by an error-prone rearguard.Arteta drafted in both Cedric Soares and Pablo Mari in January, but both new recruits are yet to make their first team debuts.The Spaniard has, instead, been forced to rely on the players he inherited from Unai Emery but has already helped to resurrect the careers of David Luiz and Shkodran Mustaifi.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe much maligned pair helped shut out Olympiacos as Arsenal took a major step towards progressing to the last 16 of the Europa League following a 1-0 win in Greece last night, but Arteta was quick to point out that his side’s new found resolve is the product of a team effort. Metro Sport ReporterFriday 21 Feb 2020 10:33 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link582Shares Shkodran Mustafi has been one of Arsenal’s most improved players under Mikel Arteta (Picture: Getty)‘I was telling them that they have to enjoy defending as well, it is a big part of the game and like tonight, if you give simple balls away, you better run back and get that ball back as quick as possible,’ he said.‘They played with a big heart, I saw a lot of big effort and instead of splitting it joins together really quickly.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘The wide players before used to have different behaviours, now they are tracking back everybody.‘I think we are doing a lot of work to try to stay as compact as possible in many situations when we don’t have it, and I am pleased with that because it is big part.’MORE: Robin van Persie blames Arsenal’s midfield for the team’s lack of goalsMORE: Bernd Leno sends clear message to Bukayo Saka over Arsenal future Commentlast_img read more