Several years past his WWII military service at Pearl Harbor, following a routine visit to the doctor, Leonard Gardner once again faced imminent mortality—but he didn’t know it until many months later.
A report on clinical care of Covid-19 patients entering Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York at the height of the city’s pandemic in early April—when the 7-hospital medical system was admitting upwards of 2,000 patients a day.
Since its grand opening 30 years ago, the Children’s Inn at NIH has welcomed more than 15,000 seriously ill children; their families have made 60,000 visits. Besides offering a free place to stay during treatment, the inn presents residents with a range of therapeutic, recreational and educational programs and services.
The interrelationships among aging, environmental exposures and disease processes--and the research needed to clarify them--were the top concerns of experts at a recent virtual workshop sponsored by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Mathematics.
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Joint Organ Bioreactor: A bioreactor that is able to generate four microphysiological joint organs (mJoints). Each mJoint has four types of tissues, including bone, cartilage, synovium and fat. They are fed with tissue-specific (top) or universal (bottom) media.
Photo: Hang Lin & Rocky Tuan, University of Pittsburgh