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INOVIO Initiates Phase 1 Clinical Trial Of Its COVID-19 Vaccine, Plans First Dose Today

 

Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Plymouth Meeting, PAINOVIO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:INO) today, Monday, April 6th, 2020, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the company’s Investigational New Drug (IND) application for INO-4800, its DNA vaccine candidate designed to prevent Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, paving the way for Phase 1 clinical testing of INO-4800 in healthy volunteers beginning this week. The first dosing is planned for today.

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Austin Peay State University students discover bacteriophages: Danno, Otwor, Scumberland

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Ten Austin Peay State University (APSU) students last semester took advantage of a unique global research opportunity, and their work led to the discovery of three new bacteria-infecting viruses called bacteriophages, aka phages.

Austin Peay State University student Heath Simpson. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University student Heath Simpson. (APSU)

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President Donald Trump signs Debbie Smith Reauthorization Act of 2019

 

The White HouseWashington D.C. – The H.R. 777, The Debbie Smith Reauthorization Act of 2019, legislation authorizes the U.S. Department of Justice to provide resources to State and local law enforcement to help make sure that criminals are brought to justice.

We know that DNA is much more likely than fingerprints to result in the identification of a criminal, yet thousands of rape kits currently sit untested in labs and on police storage shelves across the Nation.

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

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Marsha Blackburn Report: Advocating for Basic Privacy Safeguards

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Almost every moment of our lives is conducted in the digital sphere, from sending emails to paying rent. Implementing basic privacy safeguards, like allowing users to opt in to the collection of sensitive data, puts Americans in control of their information.

“At the Senate Commerce hearing, I proposed my BROWSER Act as the best path to safeguarding consumers’ privacy,” states U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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APSU’s ‘phage hunters’ join front lines of medical research

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The 10 Austin Peay State University (APSU) students in Dr. Sergei Markov’s junior- and senior-level biology classes this semester are taking advantage of a unique research opportunity that could help lead to medical breakthroughs.

They’re participating in Science Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science (SEA-PHAGES), a yearlong laboratory course in which students discover, isolate and analyze bacteria-infecting viruses called bacteriophages. The bacteriophages more commonly are called phages, and the students are phage hunters.

Heath Simpson shows his Petri dish during a recent phage hunter class at Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

Heath Simpson shows his Petri dish during a recent phage hunter class at Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

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NASA explains how the International Space Station is Helping Us Get to the Moon

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationHouston, TX – The International Space Station is a stepping stone for NASA’s Artemis program that will land the first woman and next man on the Moon by 2024.

As the only place for conducting long-duration research on how living in microgravity affects living organisms, especially humans, as well as testing technologies to allow humans to work at the Moon, the space station serves as a unique asset in the effort establish a sustainable presence at the Moon.

The moon as seen from the International Space Station. (NASA)

The moon as seen from the International Space Station. (NASA)

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American Heart Association says New research suggests Gut Bacteria may be linked to High Blood Pressure, Depression

 

American Heart AssociationNew Orleans, LA – A study of bacteria in the gut identified differences between people with high blood pressure compared to those with high blood pressure plus depression, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Hypertension 2019 Scientific Sessions. 

“People are ‘meta-organisms’ made up of roughly equal numbers of human cells and bacteria. Gut bacteria ecology interacts with our bodily physiology and brains, which may steer some people towards developing high blood pressure and depression,” said Bruce R. Stevens, Ph.D., lead author of the study and professor of physiology & functional genomics, medicine and psychiatry at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida.

This infographic illustrates the connection between the brain, central nervous system and other organs and how they interact with a person's gut microbes to show different patterns - from people with high blood pressure plus depression; high blood pressure without depression; depression with healthy blood pressure; or healthy subjects without depression or high blood pressure. (Bruce R. Stevens, Ph.D.)

This infographic illustrates the connection between the brain, central nervous system and other organs and how they interact with a person’s gut microbes to show different patterns – from people with high blood pressure plus depression; high blood pressure without depression; depression with healthy blood pressure; or healthy subjects without depression or high blood pressure. (Bruce R. Stevens, Ph.D.)

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Marsha Blackburn on Fox Business: Quick DNA Test Will Root Out Child Traffickers at Border

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) joined Fox Business’ Mornings with Maria to discuss her legislation to require a DNA test to substantiate the familial relationship between an alien and an accompanying minor.

The legislation will prevent drug traffickers and gang members from trafficking children. The Senator also discussed the Department of Justice’s Inspector General’s report on alleged FISA abuse.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Marsha Blackburn, Joni Ernst Lead Bicameral Bill to Protect Migrant Children from Human Traffickers at Southern Border

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), the first two Republican women to serve on the Senate Judiciary Committee, have introduced legislation to combat asylum fraud and protect children arriving at the border from falling victim to human trafficking.

S. 2420, the End Child Trafficking Now Act of 2019, amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to require a DNA test to substantiate the familial relationship between an alien and an accompanying minor. The legislation will prevent drug traffickers and gang members from trafficking children.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Austin Peay State University’s Michael Dickins creating own work, championing others

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – For a moment, it sounded as if someone was trapped deep inside the metal barrel. This unnerving feeling grew more intense as gallery visitors walked toward the rusty drum.

It looked like a normal barrel, used to collect garbage or – for the more desperate – to build a fire on an icy winter night, but once visitors peered inside, they heard flat, unemotional voices offering up “thoughts and prayers.”

Michael Dickins is director of galleries at Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

Michael Dickins is director of galleries at Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

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