Wai Lo

United States UConn

Poster

Commented on Artificial intelligence in smart grid for energy management: power load prediction
I'm interested to see how the integration of this alternative method into machine learning algorithms impacts the accuracy and reliability of the predictive model.

Poster

Commented on Taking research into the community
We have a similar initiative for the community engagement. Particularly, we have a science cafe and health cafe series to engage general public for new scientific and medical knowledges as well as clinical research. We have a web of non-profit community organization partners (e.g. YMCA, YWCA) tp recruit community members.

Article

Commented on Advancing Health Disparities Research: The Need to Include Asian American Subgroup Populations
Why are some Asian American groups studied more than others in health research, and how does this affect our understanding of their health needs?

Article

Commented on Structural Racism: A Call to Action for Health and Health Disparities Research
The authors emphasize the need to view racism as a comprehensive system rather than isolated incidents, and stress the importance of transitioning from merely describing systemic racism to actively identifying, implementing, and evaluating interventions to combat it.

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Commented on Data Sciences and Visual Health Disparities
Given the significant opportunities presented by leveraging accurate data, how can the integration of diverse datasets, standardization across sources, assurance of data security and confidentiality, and democratization of data access synergize to create a learning health system that addresses visual health disparities and promotes optimal eye health for all individuals in the U.S.?

Article

Commented on Medical science must address health disparities amongst different ethnic groups
Good good article published in Nature Human Behavior. To make healthcare better for everyone, we need to understand and respect different cultures, learn from the past, and make sure all groups are fairly represented. We should have diverse teams in health and research, and always fight against racism. By including everyone's voice, we can build trust and make healthcare fair for all.

Funding

Commented on Centers for Chemical Innovation
I found out this is very interesting project, these are the projects funded by this program, see this link: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/advancedSearchResult?ProgEleCode=035Y%2C1995&BooleanElement=Any&BooleanRef=Any&ActiveAwards=true#results

Webinar

Commented on The Neuroscience of Change with Susan Levin
The webinar features Dr Susan Levin from Columbia University delving into the brain's reactions to unwelcome or unexpected change and offering practical strategies to handle the ensuing conflict. But what are the practical approaches to manage the conflict that arises from such changes?

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Commented on Advances in Copper-Based Biomaterials With Antibacterial and Osteogenic Properties for Bone Tissue Engineering
Very important topic. This review focuses on antibacterial biomaterials and strategies; it presents recently reported biomaterials, including antibacterial implants, antibacterial scaffolds, antibacterial hydrogels, and antibacterial bone cement types, and aims to provide an overview of these antibacterial materials for application in biomedicine. The antibacterial mechanisms of these materials are discussed as well.

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Commented on Biomimetic Materials and Fabrication Approaches for Bone Tissue Engineering
Bone tissue engineering strategies employ biomimetic scaffolds to address critically sized bone defects, with these scaffolds offering stable tissue formation and aiding stem cell differentiation. Recent advancements focus on optimizing osteoinductive scaffold materials and using innovative fabrication methods like 3D printing to replicate native bone microarchitecture for effective tissue regeneration.

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Commented on Silk Biomaterials for Bone Tissue Engineering
This is my research interest. Silk's biocompatibility, biodegradability, and mechanical properties have spurred its use in bone tissue engineering, with recent advances in silk-based biomaterials, including the incorporation of growth factors, drugs, and stem cells, showcasing its potential in enhancing bone regeneration.

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Commented on Nanodevices for deep cartilage penetration
Recent advancements in nanotechnology, including the use of exosomes and cationic nanocarriers, offer promising solutions for penetrating deep into the cartilage, although more optimization is needed before clinical applications can be realized. It is known that osteoarthritis treatments often struggle with delivery due to the dense, negatively charged cartilage barrier.

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Commented on Goldfish neurokinin B: Cloning, tissue distribution, and potential role in regulating reproduction
I found this very interesting as Neurokinin B (NKB), part of the tackykinin family, plays a pivotal role in mammalian reproduction, but its functions in teleost fish remain uncertain. This study, using goldfish, discovered two NKB-related transcripts predominantly expressed in the brain, and it was found that certain NKB forms influenced reproductive hormone levels, suggesting their involvement in estrogen's regulatory feedback on reproduction in goldfish.

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Commented on Avian influenza overview March – April 2023
Recent occurrences of avian influenza, commonly known as "bird flu", have had a significant impact on various animal groups such as poultry, wild birds, and certain mammals. These outbreaks have also negatively affected the livelihoods of farmers and the food industry. While the primary victims are animals, there remains a persistent threat to human health.

Article

Commented on Lineage plasticity in prostate cancer depends on JAK/STAT inflammatory signaling
Great article. How do changes in the epithelial population, defined by a mixed luminal-basal phenotype, contribute to lineage plasticity in prostate cancer, and what role does the upregulation of JAK/STAT and FGFR signaling pathways play in antiandrogen resistance in both murine models and patients with metastatic disease?