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Content: Volume 6, Issue 4

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Storm Defense with Mangroves

Roughly one in five of us lives in a coastal area at risk from tropical cyclones. For decades investments in early warning systems have allowed us to move out of harm's way, reducing the number of lives lost. Despite this progress, we remain unsuccessful at... click to read more

  • Alejandro del Valle | Assistant Professor at Department of Risk Management and Insurance, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 30302, USA
  • Mathilda Eriksson | Visiting Research Associate at Department of Risk Management and Insurance, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 30302, USA
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Reading time 3 min
published on Nov 25, 2020
The struggle to comply with social distancing

COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed our lives. To curb the virus's spread, we have tried to keep a distance from our neighbors, postpone large group gatherings, and frequently isolate ourselves at home. These social (or physical) distancing practices are at odds with the interactive nature... click to read more

  • Weizhen Xie | Postdoctoral Fellow at National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, USA
  • Stephen Campbell | Research Associate at Department of Psychology, University of California, Riverside
  • Weiwei Zhang | Associate Professor at Department of Psychology, University of California, Riverside
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Reading time 3 min
published on Nov 24, 2020
U.S. Mineral Supply Chain Security in the Age of Pandemics and Trade Wars

The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the fragility of global supply chains and underscores the risks of supply disruptions during a crisis. This is only the most recent reminder of such risks to economies that are heavily reliant on imported goods and materials, with supply chain disruptions... click to read more

  • Nedal T. Nassar | Chief, Materials Flow Analysis Section at 1National Minerals Information Center, U.S. Geological Survey
  • Steven M. Fortier | Senior Policy Advisor at National Minerals Information Center, U.S. Geological Survey; Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President of the United States
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Nov 23, 2020
Neutralizing antibodies: the Elite Squad to combat SARS-CoV-2 infection

The rapid global transmission of SARS-CoV-2 poses a severe health emergency affecting over 20 million people worldwide as of 12 August. The research communities have taken immediate and enormous actions in search of therapeutic and prophylactic interventions. The major strategies undertaken include repurposing "old" drugs,... click to read more

  • Guanqiao Li | Research Associate at Center for Global Health and Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine and Vanke School of Public Health, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • Yang Liu | Research Associate at Center for Global Health and Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine and Vanke School of Public Health, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • Linqi Zhang | Professor at Center for Global Health and Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine and Vanke School of Public Health, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
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Reading time 2.5 min
published on Nov 20, 2020
How a type of expanding thread dictates plant growth

Have you ever wondered how plants can raise road surfaces and crack concrete? Unraveling this enigma requires understanding how plants grow and generate their shapes. Surprisingly, this simple question is still an open mystery. In all multicellular organisms, the space between adjacent cells is made up... click to read more

  • Kalina T. Haas | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Institut Jean-Pierre Bourgin, INRAE, AgroParisTech, Université Paris-Saclay, 78000, Versailles, France
  • Alexis Peaucelle | Researcher at Institut Jean-Pierre Bourgin, INRAE, AgroParisTech, Université Paris-Saclay, 78000, Versailles, France
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Reading time 2 min
published on Nov 12, 2020