“Neuroprosthesis” Restores Words to Man with Paralysis

“Neuroprosthesis” Restores Words to Man with Paralysis

San Francisco, CA…Researchers at UC San Francisco have successfully developed a “speech neuroprosthesis” that has enabled a man with severe paralysis to communicate in sentences, translating signals from his brain to the vocal tract directly into words that appear as text on a screen. Jessie Liu, BS, David Moses, PhD, and Sean Metzger, MS. The achievement, which […]

University Study Says It’s True: Stress Does Turn Hair Gray (And It’s Reversible)

University Study Says It’s True: Stress Does Turn Hair Gray (And It’s Reversible)

New York, NY….Legend has it that Marie Antoinette’s hair turned gray overnight just before her beheading in 1791. Though the legend is inaccurate—hair that has already grown out of the follicle does not change color—a new study(link is external and opens in a new window) from researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons is […]

Supreme Court Sides with Students 9-0 over NCAA on Compensation to Student Athletes

Supreme Court Sides with Students 9-0 over NCAA on Compensation to Student Athletes

Washington, DC…In many cases such as this we believe the best way we can provide accurate news is let the newsmakers speak for themselves. This case is no different as the Supreme Court’s Opinion is better than any summary we could provide. Justice Gorsuch delivered the opinion of the Court and it follows. Click the […]

California’s New Summer Programming and School Reopening Data, Launches Parental Campaign

California’s New Summer Programming and School Reopening Data, Launches Parental Campaign

Sacramento, CA…Today, California launched a new series of interactive data visualizations at the Safe Schools for All Hub to continue tracking the progress of school reopening efforts while highlighting school districts’ plans for summer program offerings to support students’ learning needs. Of the data submitted: 89 percent of school districts submitting data will offer learning opportunities […]

Governor Newsom Announces $20 Billion in School Spending with Hope of Transforming Schools into Gateways to Equity & Opportunity

Governor Newsom Announces $20 Billion in School Spending with Hope of Transforming Schools into Gateways to Equity & Opportunity

Castroville, CA…Today, Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled another component of his $100 billion California Comeback Plan: transforming California public schools into gateways of equity and opportunity. Governor Newsom’s plan represents the highest level of state school funding in California history, investing an additional $20 billion to support the potential of every California student and make the […]

California Educators Kick Off May With Celebrations Honoring Teachers, Education Support Professionals, and School Nurses

California Educators Kick Off May With Celebrations Honoring Teachers, Education Support Professionals, and School Nurses

Burlingame, CA…The California Teachers Association (CTA) is proud to kick off May with a monthlong celebration honoring teachers, education support professionals (ESPs), and school nurses. This week, CTA starts off with National Teacher Appreciation Week and National Teacher Day (May 4), to honor all educators who have gone above and beyond the call of duty […]

Gene Changes Might Explain Long-Haul COVID-19 Symptoms as Airway Cells Exhibit Changes in Gene Expression

Gene Changes Might Explain Long-Haul COVID-19 Symptoms as Airway Cells Exhibit Changes in Gene Expression

Lubbock, TX…Results from a new cell study suggest that the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein can bring about long-term gene expression changes. The findings could help explain why some COVID-19 patients — referred to as COVID long-haulers — experience symptoms such as shortness of breath and dizziness long after clearing the infection. Research team members included undergraduate […]

UC System Proposes Covid Vaccine Mandates with Some Exceptions Allowed as Students Return to Campuses

UC System Proposes Covid Vaccine Mandates with Some Exceptions Allowed as Students Return to Campuses

Oakland, CA…The University of California today (April 22) shared the details of a proposed policy on COVID-19 vaccination as part of its engagement with its community as it joins the California State University in supporting immunizations as part of an expected return of students, faculty, academic appointees and staff to in-person instruction across the state this fall. […]

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