Connecticut authorities have confirmed three cases of measles in the state since the beginning of the year. Lawmakers in Hartford say a growing anti-vaccination movement is to blame, and they’re considering legislation, admittedly contentious, to end religious exemptions for required vaccinations in schools.
A collaborative team of scientists and marine farmers have demonstrated that the seaweed, sugar kelp, can be cultivated in the shallow estuaries of Long Island, a breakthrough that may unlock a wealth of economic and environmental opportunities for coastal communities.
Professor Park emerged as the winner for his project which uses neurotechnologies and machine learning methods to better understand the brain trapped in unconscious states. With the prestigious award that will help advance his research thesis comes $200,000 in new funding, meant to spur future funding for Park’s research.
Distinguished Professor of Chemistry Ken A. Dill, Director of the Laufer Center for Physical and Quantitative Biology has been awarded the 2019 Raymond and Beverly Sackler International Prize in Biophysics for his research in the field of Physical Principles of Biological Systems.
David Fiorella has played a pivotal role in the development, testing, and introduction of numerous technologies and treatments for cerebrovascular diseases. He is one of two national principal investigators (PIs) for a new aneurysm embolization system called the WEB ™, a mesh ball that is driven via a small catheter into a brain aneurysm. He is also pioneering a new procedure for the minimally invasive evacuation of intracranial hemorrhage.