Daily Archives: April 28, 2022

Selection bias may lead to underestimation of risk of CTE in former football players: New statistical methods to prove that dose-response relationship cannot be due to sampling bias

Since 2008, Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) researchers have been studying chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and while much has been learned, diagnosing the disease still needs to be done post-mortem on autopsied brains donated to a brain bank. One criticism of the research is that brain bank study results have a selection bias because… Read More »

NFL mock draft 2022: NFL Nation reporters make first-round predictions

Apr 26, 2022NFL NationESPN You’ve heard this is the most unpredictable draft in years. Not even the top pick is a given.You’ve read the latest mock drafts not only from ESPN gurus Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay, but one in which they collaborated.Now it’s time for our NFL Nation reporters to share their expertise…

CAR-T therapy effective in Black and Hispanic patients

CAR-T therapy, a form of immunotherapy that revs up T-cells to recognize and destroy cancer cells, has revolutionized the treatment of blood cancers, including certain leukemias, lymphomas, and most recently, multiple myeloma. However, Black and Hispanic people were largely absent from the major clinical trials that led to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval… Read More »

Shaun King, other liberals vow to leave Twitter to protest Elon Musk buying site

Outraged liberals were fleeing Twitter left and right Tuesday in the wake of Elon Musk’s $44 billion takeover — as prominent progressives claimed the social-media platform would become a “hellhole” with the billionaire Tesla and SpaceX CEO at the helm. Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King appeared to have quit the platform after labeling the billionaire’s purchase a show… Read More »

Heat’s Butler (knee inflammation) out for Game 5

MIAMI — Heat star Jimmy Butler was ruled out of Game 5 of Miami’s first-round series against the Atlanta Hawks because of right knee inflammation, the team announced Tuesday afternoon about three hours before tipoff.”The training staff just made the determination that he will not be available tonight,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said during his…

Benzema: We’ll ‘do something magical’ in Madrid

Apr 26, 2022Alex KirklandRodrigo FaezKarim Benzema said Real Madrid “will do something magical” to reach the Champions League final after scoring twice in a thrilling 4-3 defeat to Manchester City in Tuesday’s semifinal first leg.A breathless start at the Etihad stadium saw Kevin De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus put a dominant City 2-0 up inside…

Layered controls can significantly curb exposure to COVID-19: Mechanistic modeling study shows the combination of physical distancing, increased ventilation, and face coverings is highly effective

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded, a team at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory set out to better understand how well face masks, ventilation, and physical distancing can cut down transmission of airborne pathogens like SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Using a new computational model that simulates the life cycle of… Read More »