The Washington Post Released Emojis For Every NCAA Tournament Team, And They’re Awesome

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first_imgSome NCAA Tournament emojis.If you’re one of those people who can only communicate on text using emojis, The Washington Post has you covered for March Madness this year. The publication has designed emojis for all 68 NCAA Tournament teams, along with a number for squads that just missed the cut. And to be honest, they did an incredible job. Here are the emojis for the Kentucky Wildcats and the Duke Blue Devils, two of the favorites to win it all this year. They’re fantastic.Kentucky DukeHere’s the entire grid – you can click through to see more. You can also save them to your phone if you open the link in a regular browser.EmojisCollege basketball fans – will you be using them this March?last_img


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first_imgA general view of Kansas' football stadium.LAWRENCE, KS – NOVEMBER 04: Memorial Stadium sits empty before the game between the Baylor Bears and the Kansas Jayhawks on November 4, 2017 in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Brian Davidson/Getty Images)Don’t accuse head coach David Beaty of not doing everything he can to rebuild the moribund Kansas program. He’ll even record extremely goofy videos to send to recruits. Jayhawks wide receiver commit Reggie Roberson tweeted a video that was sent to him by Beaty, who rides around on a hoverboard.@beaty_david My Head Coach lol!#RockChalk #JayCrew17 pic.twitter.com/VlkbOTnWvi— Loading……..™ (@King_Reggiee) June 25, 2016 We’re not sure hoverboard antics are the thing that will get Kansas back to being competitive in the Big 12, but we certainly can’t knock Beaty’s hustle. Not much else is working.MORE FROM COLLEGE SPUN:The 10 Most Aggressive Fan Bases In CFBIn Photos: Golfer Paige SpiranacESPN Makes Decision On Dick Vitalelast_img read more


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first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Oct 17 2018A team from the University of Pennsylvania, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and University of Wisconsin–Madison are launching a project to develop new strategies for treating vision disorders using cells implanted in the retina.The work is one of five initiatives newly funded by the National Institutes of Health’s National Eye Institute (NEI) Audacious Goals Initiative. The program’s mission is to accelerate the development of regenerative medicine treatments for blindness. To that end, NEI is devoting $30 million for five years to five multidisciplinary teams around the country. The Penn, CHOP, and UW-led team will receive $6.9 million to support their research into restoring areas of the retina damaged due to blinding diseases.The principal investigators are John Wolfe of Penn’s School of Veterinary Medicine and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, William Beltran of Penn Vet, and David Gamm of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Members of this group have used gene therapy approaches in the past to address genetic blinding diseases, with many successes. To replace or correct faulty genes, however, these treatments require living cells in the retina. At later stages of some blinding diseases, many if not most photoreceptor cells have perished. The group’s hope is that the cell-based therapies they’re creating may enable those with vision loss to regain sight even when key vision cells have already died.Related StoriesMathematical model helps quantify metastatic cell behaviorExciting study shows how centrioles center the process of cell divisionAbcam Acquire Off-The-Shelf Diploid Library of Over 2,800 Knockout Cell Lines”We will be generating specialized retinal cells in a dish from reprogrammed adult stem cells and then transplanting them into the retina,” says Wolfe. “Our work is going to be directed toward developing the right kind of cells, working on methods to transplant them into the retina, and examining the neural connections that form to see how the implanted cells are functioning. It’s the translational component of the research we’ve all been doing for a long time.”Wolfe and his lab will be isolating and growing light-sensing photoreceptor cells, derived from stem cells from blind dogs, in collaboration with Gamm and colleagues, who have used embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells in experimental cell-based therapies in human disease models. Beltran and colleagues, including Gustavo Aguirre, Karina, Guziewicz, and Oliver Garden from Penn Vet and Geoffrey Aguirre from Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine, will be contributing expertise from studying and developing gene therapies for a variety of vision disorders in dogs, including retinitis pigmentosa, the canine version of which recapitulates many characteristics of human disease.New disease models will enable researchers to test novel regenerative therapies and help transition them to the clinic. “Models that recapitulate human disease are essential to predicting the success of new therapies in humans. These audacious projects will be pivotal in our efforts to translate the latest science advances into new treatments for vision loss and blindness,” said NEI Director Paul A. Sieving. Source:https://penntoday.upenn.edu/news/multidisciplinary-team-develop-stem-cell-based-approaches-restore-visionlast_img read more


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first_imgThis should be good news for patients because the endovascular procedure is less painful and has a much shorter recovery period than the open procedure, though it is more expensive.Earlier studies conducted more than a decade ago in Europe had indicated long-term problems with the endograft used in the less invasive procedure. As a result, it isn’t readily available for everyone in Europe and other parts of the world. Hopefully our study will dispel some of the concerns from the earlier studies and provide the scientific evidence to warrant a second look by the medical community.”Study’s principal investigator, Julie Ann Freischlag, M.D., chief executive officer of Wake Forest Baptist Health, dean of Wake Forest School of Medicine and professor of vascular and endovascular surgery Source:Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center An endograft is a tiny tube or stent that is surrounded by mesh-impregnated fabric to reinforce the weak spots in the abdominal aorta. It is inserted through small groin incisions using imaging to guide the graft into place. When permanently placed inside the aorta, it alleviates blood pressure by allowing blood to flow without pushing on the weakened, bulging artery.In open surgery, the physician makes a large incision in the belly or side of the abdomen and uses a man-made, tube-like graft that is sewn into place to replace the weak and bulging section of the aorta in the belly.In the study that began in 2002, 881 patients with asymptomatic abdominal aortic aneurysms were randomized to either endovascular repair or open repair groups. All of the participants were patients at 42 Veterans Health Administration hospitals in the United States and candidates for either procedure. Following the respective procedures, patients were followed for 14 years.Related StoriesBordeaux University Hospital uses 3D printing to improve kidney tumor removal surgeryBariatric surgery should be offered to all patients who would benefitFight for Sight poll: Brits put their eyesight at risk through unsafe contact lens habitsDuring the first four years of follow-up, overall survival appeared to be higher in the endovascular-repair group than in the open-repair group. But in years four through eight, overall survival was slightly higher in the open-repair group. After eight years, overall survival was once again higher in the endovascular group. According to the study authors, none of those trends were statistically significant.The principal finding was that no significant difference was observed between the endovascular and the open-repair groups in the primary outcome of long-term all-cause mortality. Among younger patients, endovascular repair resulted in somewhat higher long-term survival than open repair, but among older patients, endovascular repair resulted in somewhat lower long-term overall survival than open repair. More deaths from chronic obstructive lung disease occurred in the open-repair group than in the endovascular group, but the research team could not determine a reason.”So for younger patients or for those who had extensive heart disease, the endovascular procedure was somewhat better,” Freischlag said. “Open surgery was a better option for older patients, which was just the opposite of what we expected.”Support for the trial was provided by the Cooperative Studies Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Research and Development.Freischlag said the entire study team is grateful to all the veterans who chose to volunteer to participate in the study.center_img Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)May 30 2019A minimally invasive procedure to repair abdominal aneurysms thought to be less effective than traditional open surgery has been shown to perform as well as the open repair and be as long-lasting.Findings published in the May 30 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine showed that long-term overall survival was similar among patients who underwent endovascular repair and those who underwent open repair.last_img read more


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A government-commissioned group of experts concluded Wednesday that a costly underground ice wall is only partially effective in reducing the ever-growing amount of contaminated water at Japan’s destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant, and said other measures are needed as well. In this Nov. 12, 2014, file photo, a Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) official wearing a radioactive protective gear stands in front of Advanced Liquid Processing Systems during a press tour at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan. A government-commissioned group of experts concluded Wednesday, March 7, 2018 that a costly underground ice wall is only partially effective in reducing the ever-growing amount of contaminated water at the destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant, and that other measures are needed as well. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, Pool, File) The plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co., says the ice wall has helped reduce the radioactive water by half. The plant also pumps out several times as much groundwater before it reaches the reactors via a conventional drainage system using dozens of wells dug around the area.The groundwater mixes with radioactive water leaking from the damaged reactors. Contaminated water also results from rainwater that comes in contact with tainted soil and structures at the plant, which suffered meltdowns of three reactors after a March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.The panel agreed that the ice wall helps, but said it doesn’t completely solve the problem. Panel members suggested that additional measures be taken to minimize the inflow of rainwater and groundwater, such as repairing roofs and other damaged parts of buildings. Results from the recent dry season were positive, but they noted that heavy rainfalls caused spikes in the amount of contaminated water.”We recognize that the ice wall has had an effect, but more work is needed to mitigate rainfall ahead of the typhoon season,” said panel chairman Yuzo Onishi, a Kansai University civil engineering professor.The 1.5-kilometer (1-mile) coolant-filled underground structure was installed around the wrecked reactor buildings to create a frozen soil barrier and keep groundwater from flowing into the heavily radioactive area. The ice wall has been activated in phases since 2016. Frozen barriers around the reactor buildings are now deemed complete.On Wednesday, TEPCO said the amount of contaminated water that collects inside the reactor buildings was reduced to 95 tons per day with the ice wall, compared to nearly 200 tons without one. That is part of the 500 tons of contaminated water created every day at the plant, with the other 300 tons pumped out via wells, treated and stored in tanks. In addition to the 35 billion yen ($320 million) construction cost funded by taxpayers’ money, the ice wall needs more than 1 billion yen ($9.5 million) annually in operating and maintenance costs. Critics have been skeptical about the ice wall and suggested greater use of wells—a standard groundwater drainage method—as a cheaper and more proven option. Citation: Experts: Fukushima must do more to reduce radioactive water (Update) (2018, March 7) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-03-fukushima-ice-wall-partly-radioactive.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. The head of TEPCO’s decommissioning company, Naohiro Masuda, said the ice wall deserves more recognition because it has stabilized groundwater movement and helped eliminate emergencies, while reducing the total amount of water pumped up, which also saves costs for water treatment and storage tanks.”We can work more stably thanks to the ice wall. Intuitively, it is very effective,” Masuda said at the meeting, adding that the wall contributed more than its cost.The plant has been struggling with the ever-growing amounts of water—only slightly contaminated after treatment—now totaling 1 million tons and stored in 1,000 tanks, taking up significant space at the complex, where a decades-long decommissioning effort continues. Officials aim to minimize the contaminated water in the reactor before starting to remove melted fuel in 2021. In this Nov. 12, 2014, file photo, workers wearing protective gears stand outside Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant’s reactor in Okuma, Fukushima prefecture, northeastern Japan. A government-commissioned group of experts concluded Wednesday, March 7, 2018 that a costly underground ice wall is only partially effective in reducing the ever-growing amount of contaminated water at Japan’s destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant, and that other measures are needed as well. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, Pool, File) © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Ice wall at Fukushima plant switched on, but will it work? Explore further read more


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first_imgMay 03, 2019 Andhra Pradesh SHARE SHARE EMAIL N Chandrababu Naidu   –  CH_VIJAYA BHASKAR Published on COMMENTcenter_img public officials Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu announced in Amaravati on Friday that he would hold a Cabinet meet next week to review routine administrative matters and the officials are duty-bound to cooperate with the State government and, if they fail to do so, serious action would follow. Cyclone effectThe Chief Minister told a press meet that Cyclone Fani had crossed the coast in Odisha on Friday and some mandals in Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts in north-coastal Andhra Pradesh were affected. He said all relief measures were promptly taken and there was no loss of life and the property loss was also minimised. Normalcy will be restored very soon and there was no hardship to people, he added. In that context, he made certain comments regarding the role of the Chief Secretary and other officials in the State. “We have a strange situation here in Andhra Pradesh. The Chief Secretary does not report to me and he expects me to go to him. Are the officials not aware of business rules by which they are bound?” Poll and administrationHe added: “Of course, there is an election code of conduct in force but election duties and routine administration are different. Those officials involved in election duties should report to the Election Commission and they should not report to me or the ministers regarding elections. But the Chief Secretary and other officials are involved in administration of the State and not in conducting elections. They should report to the CM and ministers. Is there any stipulation in the model code of conduct which expressly prevents them from doing so? Let them show it to me,” said an irate Chief Minister. He went on to add that he would conduct the Cabinet meet next week and the officials should go by the business rules. “There are checks and balances in every democratic country and system. We are all bound by it. Even the Election Commission should not exceed its brief. The Prime Minister and the Central ministers are holding review meetings. Is there a separate rule for Andhra Pradesh?” he asked. ‘Nothing personal’He clarified that his remarks were not against the Chief Secretary or any other official, “but we are all bound by certain rules, procedures and democratic conventions. Are Prime Minister Modi and Amit Shah above everything? Can they say and do whatever they want and get away with it? Can they subvert all systems with impunity?”Chandrababu Naidu said every citizen of the country should fight to save democracy. “It is not my fight alone or that of the TDP or the Opposition parties. We should all fight to save democracy from a few individuals who are flouting all norms,” he added. SHARE COMMENTSlast_img read more