Wai Lo

United States UConn

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Commented on Repurposing a Cystic Fibrosis Drug for Viral Pneumonia: Pre-Clinical Data
Repurposing a cystic fibrosis drug for viral pneumonia is an intriguing idea.

Poster

Commented on Frost-resistant polymeric material based on unsaturated polyketone and chlorine-containing epoxy oligomers
The use of unsaturated polyketones (UPKs) as a foundation for creating polymeric compositions with enhanced properties is a promising approach. How do the authors envision this innovative polymeric material being applied in different fields of technology?

Poster

Commented on Porn gets classy: A latent class analysis of pornography users
It's interesting that researchers have observed a connection between pornography use and relationship outcomes. The study's approach of analyzing different groups of pornography users to understand their impact on relationship outcomes seems promising. Can the authors share more details about the specific groups you identified and how they relate to the findings?

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Commented on Secretin
Secretin is a hormone that regulates water homeostasis throughout the body and influences the environment of the duodenum by regulating secretions in the stomach, pancreas, and liver.

Poster

Commented on Impact of test cell induced damage on membrane selectivity
I am not familiar with the topic but my simple questions are: can a water filter called RO membrane effectively remove harmful germs and bacteria from the water we drink, and if it gets damaged, will it still work well enough to keep us safe?

Poster

Commented on Experimental study of organic and inorganic compound adsorption on biochar samples
What were the key findings and significant differences in the adsorption capacities of the materials (rice husk, wheat bran, peat, and coal) for the two model pollutants (methyl green organic dye and copper (2+) ions), as determined through the thermodynamic and kinetic experiments, and how did the activation energy and equilibrium constant contribute to the understanding of the adsorption process?

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Commented on AI prompt engineering hub
Prompt engineering in AI is the process of giving more specific instructions or constraints to shape the output of an AI system, and obtain more desired and tailored responses. By adding context, audience details, examples, or limitations, users can influence the AI's output to meet their specific needs.

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Commented on Crime as a service
@ Gorman: The rise of Crime-as-a-Service (CaaS) is concerning and poses significant challenges for law enforcement and cybersecurity efforts. With illegal activities like Ransomware-as-a-Service, DDoS-as-a-Service, and Phishing Kits being readily available on the dark web, both cybercriminals and conventional criminals can access and use these services, exacerbating the threat landscape. It underscores the importance of continued efforts to combat cybercrime and enhance online security measures.

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Commented on Microneedles in the clinic
Published in J Controlled Release, this review outlines the tremendous progress made in the field of microneedle technology, with research focusing on its potential in cosmetic and therapeutic applications. It underscores the importance of clinical studies in assessing the safety and efficacy of microneedle-based systems, covering various applications ranging from skin rejuvenation and hair growth to vaccinations and diabetes management.

Poster

Commented on Optimization of a VHH targeting Tau nucleation core and inhibiting Tau seeding
Yes, optimizing a VHH (single-domain antibody) to target Tau's nucleation core and inhibit Tau seeding represents an important step in advancing potential treatments for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's. Could they elaborate on the specific factors that contribute to this stability, and how it might be further optimized to increase the efficacy of VHH Z70 in reducing tau aggregation?

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Commented on Microneedle, bio-microneedle and bio-inspired microneedle: A review
This review provides a comprehensive overview of the mechanical challenges related to microneedle (MN) usage, an increasingly important tool for minimally invasive drug delivery.

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Commented on Microneedle technology for potential SARS-CoV-2 vaccine delivery
The review article highlights the promising future of microneedle technology in vaccine delivery. Fueled by the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, the development of this painless, user-friendly vaccination method is evolving.

Funding

Commented on Crime as a service
"Crime as a service" refers to the practice of offering criminal services or tools as a commercialized and easily accessible service on the internet. This includes hacking, malware distribution, selling stolen data, and even dark web.

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Commented on Electroceuticals for peripheral nerve regeneration
This review discusses the potential of electroceuticals for peripheral nerve regeneration, highlighting the challenges in delivering effective and controllable electroceuticals via bioelectronic implantable devices.

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Commented on Past, present and future of living systematic review: a bibliometrics analysis
Very useful article published in BMJ Global Health. The study provides a comprehensive review of Living Systematic Reviews (LSRs) up to October 2021 using bibliometrics. LSRs have gained significant attention, with a growing number of studies conducted since 2020, especially in Europe, North America, and Australia. COVID-19 is the predominant focus of LSRs, and potential future research directions include rehabilitation of COVID-19 patients and virological studies.