The current global coronavirus pandemic is going to be a poster child for all sorts of future public health preparation, but perhaps nowhere more actionably than in real-time surveillance of an infectious disease as it explodes across the world.
Breathing, heartbeat, cravings, fatigue, even pain: these internal processes are part of a mind-body connection called interoception. Three experts recently spoke virtually, describing the conscious and unconscious aspects of this process and how they can be modulated to improve physical and emotional well-being.
The Clinical Center is now offering asymptomatic testing for SARS-CoV-2 to all staff, including those who are not yet eligible to return to their physical workspaces. Although the program is voluntary, employees are strongly encouraged to participate.
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Tissue Chip in Space. An example of a tissue chip—research supported by NCATS.