Wai Lo

United States UConn

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Commented on A distinct hematopoietic stem cell population for rapid multilineage engraftment in nonhuman primates
Great work from Science Translational Medicine! Briefly, the authors found that low levels of a single type of stem cell were capable of generating all blood cells and the entire immune system, and maintaining them for up to 7.5 years. They discovered that humans have a corresponding type of stem cell that expresses many of the same key genes.

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Commented on 20-Year Risks of Breast-Cancer Recurrence after Stopping Endocrine Therapy at 5 Years
Interesting article! The authors studied nearly 63,000 women diagnosed with breast tumors that bind estrogen. Study participants received hormonal therapy for five years to prevent recurrence of their cancer. After the hormone therapy ended, the risk of the cancer reappearing and spreading throughout the body rose at a steady rate over the next 15 years. The 20-year risk of cancer spread was 40% for women who were initially diagnosed with large tumors and cancer in their lymph nodes.

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Commented on Selective neuronal lapses precede human cognitive lapses following sleep deprivation
The authors studied 12 people who had had electrodes implanted into their brains. They monitored the activity of individual neurons while participants were tested on their ability to categorize images. Their results suggest that sleep deprivation impairs perception by slowing the brain cells.

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Commented on Human primary liver cancer–derived organoid cultures for disease modeling and drug screening
Using tissue from eight people with liver cancer, the authors have coaxed cells into forming organoids representing three common types of liver tumor. The organoids resemble bona fide liver tumors in terms of their arrangement of cells, gene expression and DNA mutations, and they metastasized when implanted beneath the skin or injected into the kidneys of lab mice.

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Commented on Consumption of coffee and tea with all-cause and cause-specific mortality: a prospective cohort study
A prospective study revealed that drinking > 3 cups/day of coffee was associated with a 21% lower risk for all-cause mortality.

Journal

Commented on Separations
As of 1 January 2016, Chromatography has been renamed to Separations, what's a interesting name!!!

Journal

Commented on Sinusitis
This journal used to called Sinusitis and Asthma before 2018.

Journal

Commented on BioTech
As of 21 September 2020, the Journal "High-Throughput" has been renamed to BioTech.

Funding

Commented on HEAL Commercialization Readiness Pilot (CRP) Program: Embedded Entrepreneurs for Small Businesses in Pain Management (SB1 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
The NIH HEAL Initiative is an NIH-wide effort to speed scientific solutions to stem the national opioid public health crisis.

Funding

Commented on Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology
Eligible institutions of higher education must meet the 50% enrollment criterion and primarily serve minority populations of students with disabilities. I guess they target on HBCUs.

Webinar

Commented on RNA Interference in Agriculture: Methods, Applications, and Governance
I wish they could discuss the ecological implications of using RNAi in agriculture and compare with traditional genetic modification methods.

Webinar

Commented on Highly Selective Li+ Transport
This talk is important for developing next generation batteries for electric vehicle.

Journal

Commented on Journal of Macromarketing
They are looking for Co-Editor. The deadline is March 31, 2024.

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Commented on CELL BIOCHEMISTRY AND FUNCTION
They are looking for editor in chief. The Editor-in-Chief will provide leadership in developing the journal into a broad scope interdisciplinary journal that delivers rapid publication of scientifically sound research, meeting the needs of the life science community.

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Commented on JOURNAL OF FORESTRY
They are looking for editor in chief, see this link: https://academic.oup.com/jof/pages/position-description-for-editor-in-chief