Wai Lo

United States UConn

Webinar

Commented on Advancing Diagnostics in Rare Diseases: Multiomics Approaches and Innovations in Sweden
Speaker is great. Anna Lindstrand is a Professor and Consultant in Clinical Genetics in Stockholm, Sweden. Currently, she is the head of the Clinical Genetics diagnostic laboratory (Karolinska University Hospital) and group leader for the Rare Diseases research group at the Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery (Karolinska Institutet). She presented her thesis in January 2010 and after that completed a postdoc at Duke University North Carolina USA. Her specific area of interest is the study of structural human genomic variation, its biological consequences, and its involvement in rare and common human disorders. She completed her Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy at Karolinska Institutet.

Webinar

Commented on Integrating Principles of DEI into Environmental Public Health Practice
Dr. Ayana Perkins is a community psychologist specializing in public health research and evaluation since 2001. She serves as Chief Health Equity Officer in the Office of the Director for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Environmental Health Division of Environmental Health Science and Practice (DEHSP). In this position, she develops guidance and advises environmental health scientists on the integration of health equity and environmental justice in surveillance, emergency preparedness, interventions, research, and evaluation. As a behavioral scientist, she has specialized in health disparities, partnerships, qualitative methods, and community development over the last 20 years.

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Commented on Biologics: The Solution for Psoriasis?
Dr. Fernandez specializes in the treatment of systemic autoimmune and inflammatory diseases with prominent cutaneous involvement. His research interests mirror his clinical interests with ongoing projects involving psoriasis, dermatomyositis, lupus erythematosus, and pemphigus vulgaris. He is also active in a variety of national professional organizations and is currently chair of the Finance Committee for the American Society of Dermatopathology.

Journal

Commented on Nature Reviews Disease Primers
Nature Reviews Disease Primers is a peer-reviewed medical journal published by Nature Portfolio. It was established in 2015. The editor-in-chief is Clemens Thoma. The journal publishes broad review articles about disease areas, offering a global overview of the field and outlining "key open research questions". Current impact factor is 76.9.

Journal

Commented on Foundations and Trends in Machine Learning
The new impact factor 2023 for this journal is 65.3. It is still the highest AI-journal.

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Commented on World Psychiatry
The new impact factor for this journal is 60.5 which is great in the field of mental health.

Journal

Commented on NATURE REVIEWS DRUG DISCOVERY
The new impact for this journal is 114.9.

Journal

Commented on CA-A CANCER JOURNAL FOR CLINICIANS
The new impact factor 2023 has released, this journal is still the highest, IF 2023 is 503.1.

Article

Commented on Six-month evaluation of novel bioabsorbable scaffolds composed of poly-L-lactic acid and amorphous calcium phosphate nanoparticles in porcine coronary arteries
This study evaluates novel bioabsorbable scaffolds composed of poly-L-lactic acid and amorphous calcium phosphate nanoparticles in porcine coronary arteries, finding that these scaffolds exhibit better lumen patency, reduced stent recoil, and greater radial strength compared to traditional PLLA scaffolds over six months.

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Commented on Biocomposites based on lignin and plasticized poly(L-lactic acid)
This research developed biocomposites based on a ternary system of softwood Kraft lignin, poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), and polyethylene glycol (PEG), demonstrating that PEG enhances flexibility while lignin increases stiffness, and introduced a novel approach using a transesterification catalyst to improve PLLA and PEG compatibility, resulting in a well-balanced, high-performance material.

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Commented on Decellularized vascularized bone grafts: A preliminary in vitro porcine model for bioengineered transplantable bone shafts
This study explores creating a living bone allograft using the perfusion/decellularization/recellularization (PDR) technique on vascularized porcine bone grafts, successfully preserving the extracellular matrix and vascular network while promoting cell growth and differentiation, offering potential for future in vivo reimplantation for large bone defect repairs.

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Commented on Maintenance of multipotency of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells on poly(ε-caprolactone) nanoneedle arrays through the enhancement of cell-cell interaction
This study demonstrates that using poly(epsilon-caprolactone) (PCL) nanoneedle arrays, particularly with a height of 50 nm, as substrates can maintain the multipotency of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMMSCs) in vitro by promoting clustered growth and strong cell-cell interactions, offering insights into designing effective tissue engineering scaffolds.

Funding

Commented on FY 2024 Funding for Accelerated, Inclusive Research (FAIR)
By encouraging diverse perspectives and interdisciplinary approaches, FAIR seeks to address complex scientific challenges and drive breakthroughs that benefit society as a whole.

Funding

Commented on DOD Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Clinical Outcomes and Biomarkers Award
Seems a good grant call for ALS.

Poster

Commented on Convolutional Neural Networks
Nice poster! Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) are deep learning algorithms that mimic the human brain's visual processing to automatically learn and classify features from images, making them highly effective in applications like facial recognition, medical image analysis, and self-driving cars.