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IntroductionThere has been considerable interest in elucidating the antabuse tablet online contribution of genetic factors to the development of common diseases and using this information for better prediction of disease risk. The common disease common variant hypothesis predicts that variants that are common in the population play a role in disease susceptibility.1 Genome-wide antabuse tablet online association studies (GWAS) using single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) arrays were developed as a mechanism by which to investigate these genetic factors and it was hoped this would lead to identification of variants associated with disease risk and subsequent development of predictive tests. Variants identified as associated with particular traits by these studies, for the large part, are SNPs that individually have a minor effect on disease risk and hence, by themselves, cannot be reliably used in disease prediction. Looking at the aggregate impact of these SNPs in the form of a polygenic score (PGS) appeared to be one possible means of using this information to predict disease.2 It is thought this will be of benefit as our genetic make-up is largely stable from birth and antabuse tablet online dictates a ‘baseline risk’ on which external influences act and modulate. Therefore, PGS are a potential mechanism to act as a risk predictor by capturing information on this genetic liability.The use of PGS as a predictive biomarker is being explored in a number of different disease areas, including cancer,3 4 psychiatric disorders,5–7 metabolic disorders (diabetes,8 obesity9) and coronary artery disease (CAD).10 The proposed applications range from aiding disease diagnosis, informing selection of therapeutic interventions, improvement of risk prediction, informing disease screening and, on a personal level, informing life planning.

Therefore, genetic risk information in the form of a PGS is considered to have potential in informing both clinical and individual-level decision-making.Recent advances in statistical techniques, improved antabuse tablet online computational power and the availability of large data sets have led to rapid developments in this area over the past few years. This has resulted in a variety of approaches to construction of models for score calculation and the investigation of these scores for prediction of common diseases.11 Several review articles aimed at researchers with a working knowledge of this field have been produced.6 11–17 In this article, we provide an overview of the key aspects of PGS construction to assist clinicians and researchers in other areas of academia to gain an understanding of the processes involved in score construction. We also consider the implications of evolving methodologies for the antabuse tablet online development of applications of PGS in healthcare.Evolution in polygenic model construction methodologiesTerminology with respect to PGS has evolved over time, reflecting evolving approaches and methodology. Other terms include PGS, polygenic risk score, polygenic load, genotype score, genetic burden, polygenic hazard score, genetic risk score (GRS), metaGRS and allelic risk score. Throughout this article we use the terms polygenic antabuse tablet online models to refer to the method used to calculate an output in the form of a PGS.

Different polygenic models can be used to calculate a PGS and analysis of these scores can be used to examine associations with particular markers or to predict an individuals risk of diseases.12Usual practice in calculating PGS is as a weighted sum of a number of risk alleles carried by an individual, where the risk alleles and their weights are defined by SNPs and their measured effects (figure 1).11 Polygenic models have been constructed using a few, hundreds or thousands of SNPs, and more recently SNPs across the whole genome. Consequently, determining which antabuse tablet online SNPs to include and the disease-associated weighting to assign to SNPs are important aspects of model construction (figure 2).18 These aspects are influenced by available genotype data and effect size estimates as well as the methodology employed in turning this information into model parameters (ie, weighted SNPs).Polygenic score calculation. This calculation aggregates the SNPs and their weights selected for a polygenic score. Common diseases are thought to be influenced by many genetic variants with small individual effect sizes, such that meaningful risk prediction necessitates examining the aggregated impact of these antabuse tablet online multiple variants including their weightings. PGS, polygenic score." data-icon-position data-hide-link-title="0">Figure 1 Polygenic score calculation.

This calculation aggregates the SNPs and antabuse tablet online their weights selected for a polygenic score. Common diseases are thought to be influenced by many genetic variants with antabuse tablet online small individual effect sizes, such that meaningful risk prediction necessitates examining the aggregated impact of these multiple variants including their weightings. PGS, polygenic score.Construction of a polygenic score. In the process of antabuse tablet online developing a polygenic score, numerous models are tested and then compared. The model that performs best (as determined by one or more measures) is then selected for validation in the external data set.

GWAS, genome-wide association studies." data-icon-position data-hide-link-title="0">Figure 2 Construction of a antabuse tablet online polygenic score. In the process of developing a polygenic score, numerous models are tested and then compared. The model that performs best (as determined by one or more measures) is then selected antabuse tablet online for validation in the external data set. GWAS, genome-wide association studies.Changes in data availability over time have had an impact on the approach taken in SNP selection and weighting. Early studies to identify variants antabuse tablet online associated with common diseases took the form of candidate gene studies.

The small size of candidate gene studies, the limitation of technologies available for genotyping and stringent significance thresholds meant that these studies investigated fewer variants and those that were identified with disease associations had relatively large effect sizes.19 Taken together, this meant that a relatively small number of variants were available for consideration for inclusion in a polygenic model.20 21 Furthermore, weighting parameters for these few variants were often simplistic, such as counts of the number of risk alleles carried, ignoring their individual effect sizes.16The advent of GWAS enabled assessment of SNPs across the genome, leading to the identification of a larger number of disease-associated variants and therefore more variants suitable for inclusion in a polygenic model. In addition, the increasing number of individuals in the association studies meant that the power of these studies increased, allowing for more precise estimates of effect sizes.19 Furthermore, some theorised antabuse tablet online that lowering stringent significance thresholds set for SNP–trait associations could also identify SNPs that might play a part in disease risk.11 16 This resulted in more options with respect to polygenic model parameters of SNPs to include and weights to assign to them. However, the inclusion of more SNPs and direct application of GWAS effect sizes as a weighting parameter does not always equate to better predictive performance.4 16 This is because GWAS do not provide perfect information with respect to the causal SNP, the effect sizes or the number of SNPs that contribute to the trait. Therefore, different methods have been developed to address these issues and optimise predictive performance of the score antabuse tablet online. Current common practice is to construct models with different iterations of SNPs and weighting, with assessment of the performance of each to identify the optimum configuration of SNPs and their weights (figure 2).Methods used in SNP selection and weighting assignmentSome methods of model development will initially involve selection of SNPs followed by optimisation of weighting, whereas others may involve optimisation of weightings for all SNPs that have been genotyped using their overall GWAS effect sizes, the linkage disequilibrium (LD) and an estimate of the proportion of SNPs that are expected to contribute to the risk.22LD is the phenomenon where some SNPs are coinherited more frequently with other SNPs due to their close proximity on the genome.

Segments with strong LD antabuse tablet online between SNPs are referred to as haplotype blocks. This phenomenon means that GWAS often identify multiple SNPs in the same haplotype block associated with disease and the true causal SNP is not known. As models have started to assess more SNPs, careful consideration is required to antabuse tablet online take into account possible correlation between SNPs as a result of this phenomenon. Correlation between SNPs can lead to double counting of SNPs and association redundancy, where multiple SNPs in a region of LD are identified antabuse tablet online as being associated with the outcome. This can lead to reduction in the predictive performance of the model.

Therefore, processes for filtering SNPs and using one SNP (tag SNP) to act as a marker in an area of high LD, through antabuse tablet online LD thinning, were developed. Through these processes SNPs correlated with other SNPs in a block are removed, by either pruning or clumping. Pruning ignores p value thresholds and ‘eliminates’ SNPs by a process of iterative comparison between a pair of SNPs to assess if they are correlated, and subsequently could remove SNPs that are deemed to have antabuse tablet online evidence of association. Clumping (also known as informed pruning) is guided by GWAS p values and chooses the most significant SNP, therefore keeping the most significant SNP within a block.23 This is all done with the aim of pinpointing relatively small areas of the genome that contribute to risk of the trait. Different significance thresholds may be used to select SNPs from this subgroup for inclusion in models.Poor performance of a model can result from imperfect tagging with the underlying causal SNP.16 This is because the causal SNP that is associated with disease might not be in LD with the tag SNP that is in the model but is in LD with another SNP which antabuse tablet online is not in the model.

This particularly occurs where the LD and variant frequency differs between population groups.24 An alternate approach to filter SNPs is stepwise regression where SNPs are selected based on how much the SNPs improve the model’s performance. This is a statistical approach and does not consider the impact of LD or effect size.As described antabuse tablet online above, early studies used simple weighting approaches or directly applied effect sizes from GWAS as weighting parameters for SNPs. However, application of effect sizes as a weighting parameter directly from a GWAS may not be optimal, due to differences in the population that the GWAS was conducted in and the target population. Also as described above, LD and the fact that antabuse tablet online not all SNPs may contribute to the trait mean that these effect sizes from GWAS are imperfect estimates. Therefore, methods have been developed that adjust effect size estimates from GWAS using statistical techniques which make assumptions about factors such as the number of causal SNPs, level of LD between SNPs or knowledge of their potential function to better reflect their impact on a trait.

Numerous statistical methodologies have been developed to improve weighting with a view to enhancing the discriminative power of a PGS.25 26 Examples antabuse tablet online of some methodological approaches are LDpred,22 winner’s curse correction,23 empirical Bayes estimation,27 shrinkage regression (Lasso),28 linear mixed models,29 with more being developed or tested. An additional improvement on the methods is to embed non-genetic information (eg, age-specific ORs).6 Determination of which methodology or hybrid of methodologies is most appropriate for various settings and conditions is continuously being explored and is evolving with new statistical approaches developing at a rapid pace.In summary, model development has evolved in an attempt to gain the most from available GWAS data and address some of the issues that arise due to working with data sets which cannot be directly translated into parameters for prediction models. The different approaches taken in SNP selection antabuse tablet online and weighting, and the impact on the predictive performance of a model are important to consider when assessing different models. This is because different approaches to PGS modelling can achieve the same or a similar level of prediction. From a health system implementation perspective, particular approaches antabuse tablet online may be preferred following practical considerations and trade-offs between obtaining genotype data, processes for score construction and model performance.

In addition, the degree to which these parameters need to be antabuse tablet online optimised will also be impacted by the input data and validation data set, and the quality control procedures that need to be applied to these data sets.12Sources of input data for score constructionKey to the development of a polygenic model is the availability of data sets that can provide input parameters for model construction. Genotype data used in model construction can either be available as raw GWAS data or provided as GWAS summary statistics. Data in the raw format are individual-level data from a SNP array and may not have undergone basic quality control such as assessment of missingness, sex discrepancy checks, deviation from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium, heterozygosity rate, relatedness or assessment for outliers.30 31 Availability of raw GWAS data allows for different antabuse tablet online polygenic models to be developed because of the richness of the data, however computational issues arise because of the size of the data sets. Data based on genome sequencing, as opposed to SNP arrays, could also be used in model construction. There have been limited studies of PGS developed from this form of data due to limitations in data availability, which is mainly due to cost restraints.15 32 Individual-level genomic data are also often not available to researchers due to privacy concerns.Due to these antabuse tablet online issues, the focus of polygenic model development has therefore been on using well-powered GWAS summary statistics.33 These are available from open access repositories and contain summary information such as the allele positions, ORs, CIs and allele frequency, without containing confidential information on individuals.

These data sets have usually been through the basic quality control measures mentioned above. There are, however, no standards for publicly available files, meaning some further processing steps may be required, in particular when antabuse tablet online various data sets are combined for a meta-analysis. Quality control on summary statistics is only possible if information such as missing genotype rate, minor allele frequency, Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium failures and non-Mendelian transmission rates is provided.12Processing of GWAS data may include additional quality control steps, imputation and filtering of the SNP information, which can be done at the level of genotype or summary statistics data. SNP arrays antabuse tablet online used in GWAS only have common SNPs represented on them as they rely on LD between SNPs to cover the entire genome. As described above, one tag SNP on the array can represent many other SNPs.

Imputation of SNPs is common in GWAS and describes the process of predicting antabuse tablet online genotypes that have not been directly genotyped but are statistically inferred (imputed) based on haplotype blocks from a reference sequence.33–35 Often association tests between the imputed SNPs and trait are repeated. As genotype imputation requires individual-level data, researchers have proposed summary statistics imputation as a mechanism to infer the association between untyped SNPs and a trait. The performance of imputation has been evaluated and shown that, with certain limitations, summary statistics imputation is an efficient and cost-effective methodology to identify loci associated with traits when compared with imputation done on genotypes.36An alternative source of input data for the selection of SNPs and their weightings is through literature or in existing databases, where already known trait-associated SNPs and their effect sizes are used as the input parameters in antabuse tablet online model development. A number of studies have taken this approach37 38 and it is possible to use multiple sources when developing various polygenic models and establishing the preferred parameters to use.Currently, there does not appear to be one methodology that works across all contexts and traits, each trait will need to be assessed to determine which method is the most suitable for the trait being evaluated. For example, four different polygenic model construction strategies were explored for three skin cancer subtypes4 by using data on SNPs and their effect sizes from different sources, such as the latest GWAS antabuse tablet online meta-analysis results, the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) EBI GWAS catalogue, UK Biobank GWAS summary statistics with different thresholds and GWAS summary statistics with LDpred.

In this setting for basal cell carcinoma and melanoma, the meta-analysis and catalogue-derived models were found to perform similarly but that the latter was ultimately used as it included more SNPs. For squamous antabuse tablet online cell carcinoma the meta-analysis-derived model performed better than the catalogue-derived model. This demonstrates how each disease subtype, model construction strategy and data set can have their own limitations and advantages.Knowledge of the sources of input data and its subsequent use in model development is important in understanding the limitations antabuse tablet online of available models. Models that are developed using data sets that reflect the population in which prediction is to be carried out will perform better. For example, data collected from a symptomatic or high-risk population may not antabuse tablet online be suitable as an input data set for the development of a polygenic model that will be used for disease prediction in the general population.

Large GWAS studies were previously focused on high-risk individuals, such as patients with breast cancer with a strong family history or known pathogenic variants in BRCA1 or BRCA2. These studies would not be suitable for the development of PGS for antabuse tablet online use in the general population but can inform risk assessment in high-risk individuals. The source of the data for SNP selection and weighting also has implications for downstream uses and validation. For example, variant frequency and LD patterns can vary between populations and this can translate to poor performance of the polygenic model if the external validation population is different from that of the input data set.39–41 Furthermore, the power and validity of polygenic antabuse tablet online analyses are influenced by the input data sources.12 42From a model to a scorePGS can be calculated using one of the methodologies discussed above. The resulting PGS units of measurement depend on which measurement is used for the weighting.12 For example, the weightings may have been calculated based on logOR for discrete traits or linear regression coefficient (β/beta) in continuous traits from univariate regression tests carried out in the GWAS.

The resulting scores are then antabuse tablet online usually transformed to a standard normal distribution to give scores ranging from −1 to 1, or 0 to 100 for ease of interpretation. This enables further examination of the association between the score and a trait and the predictive ability of different scores generated by different models. Similar to other biomarker analyses, this involves using the PGS as a antabuse tablet online predictor of a trait with other covariates (eg, age, smoking, and so on) added, if appropriate, in a target sample. Examination of differences in the distribution of scores in cases and controls, or by examining differences in traits between different strata of PGS can enable assessment of predictive ability (figure 3). Common practice is for individual-level PGS values to be used to stratify populations into distinct groups of risk based on percentile cut-off or threshold values (eg, the top antabuse tablet online 1%).Example distribution of polygenic scores across a population.

Thresholds can be set to stratify risk as low (some), average (most) and high (some)." data-icon-position data-hide-link-title="0">Figure 3 Example distribution of polygenic scores across a population. Thresholds can be set to stratify risk as low (some), average (most) and high (some).Model validationPolygenic model development is reliant on further data sets for model testing and validation and the composition of these data sets is important in ensuring antabuse tablet online that the models are appropriate for a particular purpose. The development of a model to calculate a PGS antabuse tablet online involves refinement of the previously discussed input parameters, and selection of the ‘best’ of several models based on performance (figure 2). Therefore, a testing/training data set is often required to assess the model’s ability to accurately predict the trait of interest. This is often antabuse tablet online a data set that is independent of the base/input/discovery data set.

It may comprise a subset of the discovery data set that is only used for testing and was not included in the initial development of the model but should ideally be a separate independent data set.Genotype and phenotype data are needed in these data sets. Polygenic models are used to calculate PGS for individuals in the training data set and regression analysis is performed with the PGS as a predictor antabuse tablet online of a trait. Other covariates may also be included, if appropriate. This testing phase can be considered a process for identifying models antabuse tablet online with better overall performance and/or informing refinements needed. Hence, this phase often involves comparison of different models that are developed using the same input data set to identify those models that have optimal performance.The primary purpose is to determine which model best discriminates between cases and controls.

The area under the curve (AUC) or the C-statistic is the antabuse tablet online most commonly used measure in assessing discriminative ability. It has been criticised as being an insensitive measure that is not able to fully capture all aspects of predictive ability. For instance, in some instances, AUC can remain unchanged between models but the individuals within are categorised into a different risk group.43 Alternative antabuse tablet online metrics that have been used to evaluate model performance include increase in risk difference, integrated discrimination improvement, R2 (estimate of variance explained by the PGS after covariate adjustment), net classification index and the relative risk (highest percentile vs lowest percentile). A clear understanding on how to interpret the performance within various settings is important in determining which model is most suitable.44As per normal practice when developing any prediction model, polygenic models with the optimal performance in a testing/training data set should be further validated in external data sets. External data antabuse tablet online sets are critical in validation of models and assessment of generalisability, hence must also conform to the desired situations in which a model is to be used.

The goal is to find a model with suitable parameters of predictive performance in data sets outside of those in which it was developed. Ideally, external validation antabuse tablet online requires replication in independent data sets. Few existing polygenic models have been validated to this extent, the focus being rather on the development of new models rather than evaluation of existing ones. One example where replication has been carried out is in the field of CAD, where the GPSCAD45 and metaGRSCAD10 polygenic models (both developed using UK Biobank data) were antabuse tablet online evaluated in a Finnish population cohort.46 Predictive ability was found to be lower in the Finnish population. This is likely to be due to the differences antabuse tablet online in genetic structure of this population and the population of the data set used for polygenic model development.

Research is ongoing to evaluate polygenic models in other populations and strategies are being developed to ensure the same performance when used more widely, possibly through reweighting and adjustment of the scores.47Moving towards clinical applicationsPGS are thought to be useful information that could improve risk estimation and provide an avenue for disease prevention and deciding treatment strategies. There are indications from a number of fields that genetic information in the form of PGS can act as independent biomarkers and aid stratification.11 16 48 However, the clinical benefits of stratification using antabuse tablet online a PGS and the implications for clinical practice are only just beginning to be examined. The use of PGS as part of existing risk prediction tools or as a stand-alone predictor has been suggested. This latter option may be true for diseases where knowledge or predictive ability with other risk factors is limited, such as in prostate cancer.49 In either case, polygenic models need to be individually examined to determine suitability and applicability for the specific clinical question.50 Despite some commercial companies developing PGS,51 52 currently PGS are not an established part of clinical practice.Integration into clinical practice requires antabuse tablet online evaluation of a PGS-based test. An important concept to consider in this regard is the distinction between an assay and a test.

This has been previously discussed with respect to genetic test evaluation.53 54 It is worth examining this concept as antabuse tablet online applied to PGS, as their evaluation is reliant on a clear understanding of the test to be offered. As outlined by Zimmern and Kroese,54 the method used to analyse a substance in a sample is considered the assay, whereas a test is the use of an assay within a specific context. With respect to PGS, the process of developing a model to derive a antabuse tablet online score can be considered the assay, while the use of this model for a particular disease, population and purpose can be considered the test. This distinction is important when assessing if studies are reporting on assay performance as opposed to test performance. It is our view that, with respect to polygenic models, progress has been made with respect to assay development, antabuse tablet online but PGS-based tests are yet to be developed and evaluated.

This can enable a clearer understanding of their potential clinical utility and issues that may arise for clinical implementation.11 18 55 It is clear that this is still an evolving field, and going forward different models may be required for different traits due to their underlying genetic architecture,26 different clinical contexts and needs.Clinical contexts where risk stratification is already established practice are most likely where implementation of PGS will occur first. Risk prediction models based on non-genetic factors have been developed for many conditions and are used in clinical care, for example, in cardiovascular disease over 100 such models exist.56 In antabuse tablet online such contexts, how a PGS and its ability to predict risk compared with, or improves on, these existing models is being investigated.3 44 57–61 The extent to which PGS improves prediction, as well as the cost implications of including this, is likely to impact on implementation.Integration of PGS into clinical practice, for any application, requires robust and validated mechanisms to generate these scores. Therefore, given the numerous models available, an assessment of their suitability as part of a test is required. Parameters or guidelines with respect to aspects of model performance and metrics that could assist in selecting the model to take forward as a PGS-based test are limited antabuse tablet online and need to be addressed. Currently, there are different mechanisms to generate PGS and have arisen in response to the challenges in aggregating large-scale genomic data for prediction.

For example, a review reported 29 PGS models for breast cancer from 22 publications.62 Due antabuse tablet online to there being a number of different methodologies to generate a score, numerous models may exist for the same condition and each of the resulting models could perform differently. Models may perform differently because the population, measured outcome or context of the development data sets used to generate the models is diverse, for antabuse tablet online example, a score for risk of breast cancer versus a breast cancer subtype.44 63 This diversity, alongside the lack of established best practice and standardised reporting in publications, makes comparison and evaluation of polygenic models for use in clinical settings challenging. It is clear that moving the field forward is reliant on transparent reporting and evaluation. Recommendations for best practices antabuse tablet online on the reporting of polygenic models in literature have been proposed14 64 as well as a database,65 66 which could allow for such comparisons. Statements and guidelines for risk prediction model development, such as the Genetic Risk Prediction Studies and Transparent Reporting of a Multivariable Prediction Model for Individual Prognosis or Diagnosis (TRIPOD), already exist, but are not consistently used.

TRIPOD explicitly covers the development and validation of prediction models for both diagnosis and prognosis, for all medical domains.One clear issue is generalisability and drop in performance of polygenic models once they are applied in a population group different from the one in which they were developed.22 46 67–70 This is an ongoing challenge in genomics as most GWAS, from which most PGS are being developed, have been conducted in European-Caucasian populations.71 Efforts to improve representation are underway72 and there are attempts antabuse tablet online to reweight/adjust scores when applied to different population groups which are showing some potential but need further research.47 Others have demonstrated that models developed in more diverse population groups have improved performance when applied to external data sets in different populations.24 73 It is important to consider this issue when moving towards clinical applications as it may pose an ethical challenge if the PGS is not generalisable.A greater understanding of different complex traits and the impact of pleiotropy is only beginning to be investigated.74 There is growing appreciation of the role of pleiotropy as multiple variants have been identified to be associated with multiple traits and exert diverse effects, providing insight into overlapping mechanisms.75 76 This, together with the impact of population stratification, genetic relatedness, ascertainment and other sources of heterogeneity leading to spurious signals and reduced power in genetic association studies, all impacting on the predictive ability of PGS in different populations and for different diseases.While many publications report on model development and evaluation, often there is a lack of clarity on intended purpose,50 77 leading to uncertainties as to the clinical pathways in which implementation is envisaged. A clear description of intended use within clinical pathways is a central component in evaluating the use of an application with any form of PGS and in considering practical implications, such as mechanisms of obtaining the score, incorporation into health records, interpretation of scores, relevant cut-offs for intervention initiation, mechanisms for feedback of results and costs, among other issues. These parameters will also be impacted by the polygenic model that is taken forward for antabuse tablet online implementation. Meaning that there are still some important questions that need to be addressed to determine how and where PGS could work within current healthcare systems, particularly at a population level.78It is widely accepted that genotyping using arrays is a lower cost endeavour in comparison to genome sequencing, making the incorporation of PGS into routine healthcare an attractive proposition. However, we were unable to antabuse tablet online find any studies reporting on the use or associated costs of such technology for population screening.

Studies are beginning to examine use case scenarios and model cost-effectiveness, but this has only been in very few, specific investigations.79 80 Costs will also be influenced by the testing technology and by the downstream consequences of testing, which is likely to differ depending on specific applications that are developed and the pathways in which such tests are incorporated. This is particularly the case in screening or primary antabuse tablet online care settings, where such testing is currently not an established part of care pathways and may require additional resources, not least as a result of the volume of testing that could be expected. Moving forward, the clinical role of PGS needs to be developed further, including defining the clinical applications as well as supporting evidence, for example, on the effect of clinical outcomes, the feasibility for use in routine practice and cost-effectiveness.ConclusionThere is a large amount of diversity in the PGS field with respect to model development approaches, and this continues to evolve. There is rapid progress which is antabuse tablet online being driven by the availability of larger data sets, primarily from GWAS and concomitant developments in statistical methodologies. As understanding and knowledge develops, the usefulness and appropriateness of polygenic models for different diseases and contexts are being explored.

Nevertheless, this is still an emerging field, with a variable antabuse tablet online evidence base demonstrating some potential. The validity of PGS needs to be clearly demonstrated, and their applications evaluated prior to clinical implementation..

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Recently, Daniels and Cady partnered with the UC Davis physical therapy team to support a child who hesitated to get up and move around. But after a game of ‘hide and seek’ with Daniels, the boy moved more confidently and wanted to take charge of walking his new four-legged friend. Daniels joins a patient in the PICU playroom at UC Davis Children’s Hospital.“By the end, he was smiling and interacting with Daniels, his nurse and myself,” Cady said.

Daniels also provides procedural support, helping children to cope successfully through what can be quite stressful experiences. He also supports parents, offering comfort as they await their child’s return from a surgery or begin to process a new diagnosis. €œThe presence of Daniels has brought moments of joy and stress relief for the PICU staff, and we are excited about all of the ways he will continue to benefit our entire unit.

Daniels has already made such an impact at the hospital, and we can’t wait to see all he does in the future!. € Cady said..

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Psoriatic arthritis affects up to a third of patients with psoriasis, an auto-immune skin inflammation. It creates mobility and functional changes that make it painful for patients to use their hands or walk. Some of antabuse tablet online these changes are irreversible.Psoriatic arthritis is tough to treat.“There is a clear need for better treatments using alternative approaches to joint inflammation,” said Sam T.

Hwang, professor and chair of dermatology at UC Davis and senior author of the study. Understanding the mechanism behind joint antabuse tablet online inflammationChemokines are small molecules with a critical role in the body’s response to inflammation and . They help guide the migration of immune cells to the site of injury or trauma.

Chemokines need receptors to function. One specific chemokine receptor is CCR6.The researchers assessed the role antabuse tablet online of CCR6 and its binding partner CC chemokine ligand 20 (CCL20) in inflammation linked to psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis. They looked at the potential of the CCR6/CCL20 combo as an effective therapeutic target.They measured the CCR6 and the CCL20 levels in the joint fluid and tendon tissues of patients with psoriatic arthritis.

CCR6 is a critical agent for the migration of antabuse tablet online T cells – a type of white blood cells - in skin psoriasis. The new study showed that CCR6 plays a similar role in joint inflammation. The team also found that CCL20 is present at very high levels in inflamed joint fluid.“We observed a significant increase of both CCR6 and CCL20 in the connective tissue of mice with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis,” Hwang noted.

€œThis high presence was also confirmed in inflamed human antabuse tablet online tendon biopsies.”The presence of CCL20 at the site of the inflammation makes it a very attractive target for arthritis therapy.The connective tissue linking tendons and ligaments with the bones is called the enthesis. It is an important site of inflammation in psoriatic arthritis. The study found that entheses are distinct locations which CCR6+ T cells appear to locate and, therefore, cause inflammation.“It antabuse tablet online is critical to identify the specific tissues where inflammation in the joints first occurs before it spreads and damages the cartilage and the bone,” Hwang said.Blocking the function of the CCR6 chemokineThe researchers tested the ability of a novel engineered protein- known as CCL20 locked dimer (CCL20LD)- in blocking the CCR6 function in a mouse model with psoriatic arthritis.

The protein profoundly reduced both skin and joint inflammation by shutting the CCR6’s power to attract T cells.“The success of CCL2OLD in blocking CCR6 function in a mouse model shows potential for treating psoriatic arthritis in humans,” Hwang said. €œDefinitely, this requires more testing and clinical trials to explore its effectiveness and safety.”The study was published in the journal Arthritis &. Rheumatology.###Co-authors on this study antabuse tablet online are Zhenrui Shi at University of California, Davis and Sun Yat-sen University, China.

Neal Millar, Emma Garcia-Melchor, Flavia Sunzini and Moeed Akbar at the University of Glasgow. Xuesong Wu, Mimi Nguyen, Douglas Rowland, Machelle Wilson, Mindy Huynh and Timothy Law at the University of California, Davis antabuse tablet online. Anthony Getschman and Brian Volkman at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Smriti Kundu Raychaudhuri and Siba P. Raychaudhuri at the University of California School of Medicine, Davis, and VA Medical Center Sacramento.This study was supported by a Pfizer ASPIRE award and the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) (ROI_AR063091_01A1), a Translational Research Grant from the National Psoriasis Foundation, a New Investigator award from the National Psoriasis Foundation, a Small Business Innovation Research grant (1R43AR074363-01), a grant from National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), National Institutes of Health (UL1 TR001860), a fellowship grant from Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis and a Medical Research antabuse tablet online Council, UK (MR/R020515/1). Hwang is a holder on the patent for CCL20LD and has an unpaid role as medical director at XLock Biosciences, which produces the protein.Shi et al.

(2021). Targeting the CCR6/CCL20 axis in entheseal and cutaneous Inflammation, Arthritis &. Rheumatology, DOI:10.1002/art.41882.[embedded content]This video is best viewed in Chrome, Firefox or Safari.The newest employee at UC Davis Children’s Hospital doesn’t wear scrubs or use a stethoscope.

He comes to work with a wet nose and a wagging tail to do a job only a canine can!. Facility Dog Daniels works in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) to help calm, comfort and motivate young patients going through medical procedures and long hospital stays. Daniels joins a patient in the PICU playroom at UC Davis Children’s Hospital.Daniels with his handler, Kristen Cady, who is a child life specialist who works in the UC Davis Pediatric and Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (PICU/PCICU).Daniels was provided free of charge by Canine Companions, a national nonprofit that provides expertly trained service dogs to adults, children and veterans with disabilities, and to professionals working in medical, rehabilitation, physical therapy and other settings.

Daniels joins three other Canine Companions facility dogs who work at UC Davis Children’s Hospital— Huggie, Paloma and ZeeBee. Facility Dog Daniels, a two-year old yellow Labrador Retriever, knows more than 40 commands. His training enables him to calm and motivate young patients who face big challenges.

Daniels and his handler, Child Life Specialist Kristen Cady, graduated from Canine Companions intensive Team Training course in April. Since then, they’ve brought love and light to hospitalized children. Daniels’ sweet personality and calm demeanor are perfect for the PICU.

He is always willing to lean in for a hug and is very gentle when he climbs in bed for cuddles. €œDaniels has been a wonderful addition to the PICU!. We’ve had some great interactions and I am sure there will be many more to come,” Cady said.

Recently, Daniels and Cady partnered with the UC Davis physical therapy team to support a child who hesitated to get up and move around. But after a game of ‘hide and seek’ with Daniels, the boy moved more confidently and wanted to take charge of walking his new four-legged friend. Daniels joins a patient in the PICU playroom at UC Davis Children’s Hospital.“By the end, he was smiling and interacting with Daniels, his nurse and myself,” Cady said.

Daniels also provides procedural support, helping children to cope successfully through what can be quite stressful experiences. He also supports parents, offering comfort as they await their child’s return from a surgery or begin to process a new diagnosis. €œThe presence of Daniels has brought moments of joy and stress relief for the PICU staff, and we are excited about all of the ways he will continue to benefit our entire unit.

Daniels has already made such an impact at the hospital, and we can’t wait to see all he does in the future!. € Cady said..

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Elon Musk on Friday unveiled a coin-sized prototype of a brain implant developed by his startup Neuralink to enable people who are paralyzed to operate smartphones and robotic limbs with their thoughts — and said the company had worked antabuse and anesthesia to “dramatically simplify” the device since presenting an earlier version last summer.In an event live-streamed on YouTube to more buy generic antabuse online than 150,000 viewers at one point, the company staged a demonstration in which it trotted out a pig named Gertrude that was said to have had the company’s device implanted in its head two months ago. The live stream showed what Musk claimed to be Gertrude’s real-time brain activity as it sniffed around a pen. At no point, though, did he provide evidence that the signals — rendered in beeps and bright blue wave patterns on screen — were, in fact, emanating from the pig’s brain.A pig presented at a Neuralink demonstration was said to have antabuse and anesthesia one of the company’s brain implants in its head. YouTube screenshot“This is obviously sounding increasingly like a Black Mirror episode,” Musk said at one point during the event as he responded affirmatively to a question about whether the company’s implant could eventually be used to save and replay memories.

€œThe future’s going to be weird.”advertisement Musk said that in July Neuralink received a antabuse and anesthesia breakthrough device designation from the Food and Drug Administration — a regulatory pathway that could allow the company to soon start a clinical trial in people with paraplegia and tetraplegia. The big reveal came after four former Neuralink employees told STAT that the company’s leaders have long fostered an internal culture characterized by rushed timelines and the “move fast and break things” ethos of a tech company — a pace sometimes at odds with the slow and incremental pace that’s typical of medical device development. Advertisement Friday’s event began, 40 minutes late, with a glossy video about the company’s work — and then panned to Musk, standing in front of a blue curtain beside a gleaming new version of antabuse and anesthesia the company’s surgical “sewing machine” robot that could easily have been mistaken for a giant Apple device. Musk described the event as a “product demo” and said its primary purpose was to recruit potential new employees.

It was unclear antabuse and anesthesia whether the demonstration was taking place at the company’s Fremont, Calif., headquarters or elsewhere. Musk proceeded to reveal the new version of Neuralink’s brain implant, which he said was designed to fit snugly into the top of the skull. Neuralink’s technological design has changed significantly since its last big update antabuse and anesthesia in July 2019. At that time, the company’s brain implant system involved a credit-card sized device designed to be positioned behind the back of a person’s ear, with several wires stretching to the top of the skull.

After demonstrating the pig’s brain activity at Friday’s event, Musk showed video footage of a pig walking on a treadmill and said Neuralink’s device could be used to “predict the position of limbs with high accuracy.” That capability would be antabuse and anesthesia critical to allowing someone using the device to do something like controlling a prosthetic limb, for example.Neuralink for months has signaled that it initially plans to develop its device for people who are paralyzed. It said at its July 2019 event that it wanted to start human testing by the end of 2020. Receiving the breakthrough device designation from the FDA — designed to speed up the lengthy regulatory process — is a step forward, but it by no means guarantees that antabuse and anesthesia a device will receive a green light, either in a short or longer-term time frame. After Musk’s presentation, a handful of the company’s employees — all wearing masks, but seated only inches apart — joined him to take questions submitted on Twitter or from the small audience in the room.In typical fashion for a man who in 2018 sent a Tesla Roadster into space, Musk didn’t hesitate to use the event to cross-promote his electric car company.

Asked whether the Neuralink chip would allow people antabuse and anesthesia to summon their Tesla telepathically, Musk responded. €œDefinitely — of course.”Matthew MacDougall, the company’s head neurosurgeon, appearing in scrubs, said the company had so far only implanted its technology into the brain’s cortical surface, the coaster-width layer enveloping the brain, but added that it hoped to go deeper in the future. Still, Musk antabuse and anesthesia said. €œYou could solve blindness, you could solve paralysis, you could solve hearing — you can solve a lot just by interfacing with the cortex.”Musk and MacDougall said they hoped to eventually implant Neuralink’s devices — which they referred to on stage simply as “links” — in the deeper structures of the brain, such as in the hypothalamus, which is believed to play a critical role in mental illnesses including depression, anxiety, and PTSD.There were no updates at the event of Neuralink’s research in monkeys, which the company has been conducting in partnership with the University of California, Davis since 2017.

At last July’s event, Musk said — antabuse and anesthesia without providing evidence — that a monkey had controlled a computer with its brain.At that same July 2019 event, Neuralink released a preprint paper — published a few months later — that claimed to show that a series of Neuralink electrodes implanted in the brains of rats could record neural signals. Critically, the work did not show where in the brain the implanted electrodes were recording from, for how long they were recording, or whether the recordings could be linked to any of the rats’ bodily movements.In touting Friday’s event — and Neuralink’s technological capabilities — on Twitter in recent weeks, Musk spoke of “AI symbiosis while u wait” and referenced the “matrix in the matrix” — a science-fiction reference about revealing the true nature of reality. The progress the company antabuse and anesthesia reported on Friday fell far short of that. Neuralink’s prototype is ambitious, but it has yet to show evidence that it can match up to the brain-machine interfaces developed by academic labs and other companies.

Other groups have shown that they can listen in antabuse and anesthesia on neural activity and allow primates and people to control a computer cursor with their brain — so-called “read-out” technology — and have also shown that they can use electrical stimulation to input information, such as a command or the heat of a hot cup of coffee, using “write-in” technology. Neuralink said on Friday that its technology would have both read-out and write-in capabilities.Musk acknowledged that Neuralink still has a long way to go. In closing the event after more antabuse and anesthesia than 70 minutes, Musk said. €œThere’s a tremendous amount of work to be done to go from here to a device that is widely available and affordable and reliable.”Following the news this week of what appears to have been the first confirmed case of a alcoholism treatment re, other researchers have been coming forward with their own reports.

One in Belgium, another in the Netherlands. And now, one in Nevada.What caught experts’ attention about the case of the 25-year-old Reno man was not antabuse and anesthesia that he appears to have contracted alcoholism (the name of the antabuse that causes alcoholism treatment) a second time. Rather, it’s that his second bout was more serious than his first.Immunologists had expected that if the immune response generated after an initial could not prevent a second case, then it should at least stave off more severe illness. That’s what occurred with the first known re case, in a 33-year-old Hong Kong man.advertisement Still, despite what happened to the man in Nevada, researchers are stressing this is not a sky-is-falling situation antabuse and anesthesia or one that should result in firm conclusions.

They always presumed people would become vulnerable to alcoholism treatment again some time after recovering from an initial case, based on how our immune systems respond to other respiratory antabusees, including other alcoholismes. It’s possible that these early cases of re are outliers and have features that won’t apply to the tens of antabuse and anesthesia millions of other people who have already shaken off alcoholism treatment.“There are millions and millions of cases,” said Michael Mina, an epidemiologist at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The real question that should get the most focus, Mina said, antabuse and anesthesia is, “What happens to most people?.

€advertisement But with more re reports likely to make it into the scientific literature soon, and from there into the mainstream press, here are some things to look for in assessing them.What’s the deal with the Nevada case?. The Reno resident in question first tested positive for alcoholism antabuse and anesthesia in April after coming down with a sore throat, cough, and headache, as well as nausea and diarrhea. He got better over time and later tested negative twice. But then, some 48 days later, the man started antabuse and anesthesia experiencing headaches, cough, and other symptoms again.

Eventually, he became so sick that he had to be hospitalized and was found to have pneumonia.Researchers sequenced antabuse samples from both of his s and found they were different, providing evidence that this was a new distinct from the first. What happens antabuse and anesthesia when we get alcoholism treatment in the first case?. Researchers are finding that, generally, people who get alcoholism treatment develop a healthy immune response replete with both antibodies (molecules that can block pathogens from infecting cells) and T cells (which help wipe out the antabuse). This is what happens after other viral s.In addition to fending antabuse and anesthesia off the antabuse the first time, that immune response also creates memories of the antabuse, should it try to invade a second time.

It’s thought, then, that people who recover from alcoholism treatment will typically be protected from another case for some amount of time. With other alcoholismes, protection is antabuse and anesthesia thought to last for perhaps a little less than a year to about three years.But researchers can’t tell how long immunity will last with a new pathogen (like alcoholism) until people start getting reinfected. They also don’t know exactly what mechanisms provide protection against alcoholism treatment, nor do they know what levels of antibodies or T cells are required to signal that someone is protected through a blood test. (These are called the “correlates of protection.”) Why do experts expect second antabuse and anesthesia cases to be milder?.

With other antabusees, protective immunity doesn’t just vanish one day. Instead, it wanes over time antabuse and anesthesia. Researchers have then hypothesized that with alcoholism, perhaps our immune systems might not always be able to prevent it from getting a toehold in our cells — to halt entirely — but that it could still put up enough of a fight to guard us from getting really sick. Again, this is what happens with other respiratory pathogens.And antabuse and anesthesia it’s why some researchers actually looked at the Hong Kong case with relief.

The man had mild to moderate alcoholism treatment symptoms during the first case, but was asymptomatic the second time. It was a antabuse and anesthesia demonstration, experts said, of what you would want your immune system to do. (The case was only detected because the man’s sample was taken at the airport when he arrived back in Hong Kong after traveling in Europe.)“The fact that somebody may get reinfected is not surprising,” Malik Peiris, a virologist at the University of Hong Kong, told STAT earlier this week about the first re. €œBut the re didn’t cause disease, so that’s the first point.”The Nevada case, then, provides a counterexample to that.

What antabuse and anesthesia kind of immune response did the person who was reinfected generate initially?. Earlier, we described the robust immune response that most people who have alcoholism treatment seem to mount. But that was a antabuse and anesthesia generalization. s and the immune responses they induce in different people are “heterogeneous,” said Sarah Cobey, an epidemiologist and evolutionary biologist at the University of Chicago.Older people often generate weaker immune responses than younger people.

Some studies have also indicated that milder cases of alcoholism treatment induce tamer immune responses that might not provide as lasting or as thorough of a defense as antabuse and anesthesia stronger immune responses. The man in Hong Kong, for example, did not generate antibodies to the antabuse after his first , at least to the level that could be detected by blood tests. Perhaps that explains why he contracted the antabuse again just about 4 1/2 months after recovering from his initial .In the Nevada case, researchers did not test what kind of immune response the man generated after antabuse and anesthesia the first case.“ is not some binary event,” Cobey said. And with re, “there’s going to be some viral replication, but the question is how much is the immune system getting engaged?.

€What might be broadly meaningful is when people who mounted robust immune responses start getting reinfected, and how severe antabuse and anesthesia their second cases are. Are people who have alcoholism treatment a second time infectious?. As discussed, immune antabuse and anesthesia memory can prevent re. If it can’t, it might stave off serious illness.

But there’s a third aspect of this, too.“The most important question for re, with the most serious implications for controlling the antabuse, is whether reinfected people can transmit the antabuse to others,” Columbia University virologist Angela Rasmussen antabuse and anesthesia wrote in Slate this week.Unfortunately, neither the Hong Kong nor the Reno studies looked at this question. But if most people who get reinfected don’t spread the antabuse, that’s obviously good news. What happens when antabuse and anesthesia people broadly become susceptible again?. Whether it’s six months after the first or nine months or a year or longer, at some point, protection for most people who recover from alcoholism treatment is expected to wane.

And without the arrival of a treatment and broad uptake of it, that could change the dynamics of local outbreaks.In some communities, it’s thought that more than 20% of residents have experienced an initial alcoholism treatment case, and are antabuse and anesthesia thus theoretically protected from another case for some time. That is still below the point of herd immunity — when enough people are immune that transmission doesn’t occur — but still, the fewer vulnerable people there are, the less likely spread is to occur.On the flip side though, if more people become susceptible to the antabuse again, that could increase the risk of transmission. Modelers are starting to factor that possibility into their forecasts.A crucial question for which there is not an answer yet is whether what happened to the man in Reno, where the antabuse and anesthesia second case was more severe than the first, remains a rare occurrence, as researchers expect and hope. As the Nevada researchers wrote, “the generalizability of this finding is unknown.”An advocacy group has asked the Department of Defense to investigate what it called “an apparent failure” by Moderna (MRNA) to disclose millions of dollars in awards received from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in patent applications the company filed for treatments.In a letter to the agency, Knowledge Ecology International explained that a review of dozens of patent applications found the company received approximately $20 million from the federal government in grants several years ago and the funds “likely” led to the creation of its treatment technology.

This was used to develop treatments to combat different antabusees, such as Zika and, later, the antabuse that causes alcoholism treatment.In arguing for an investigation, the advocacy group maintained Moderna is obligated under federal law to disclose the grants that antabuse and anesthesia led to nearly a dozen specific patent applications and explained the financial support means the U.S. Government would have certain rights over the patents. In other words, antabuse and anesthesia U.S. Taxpayers would have an ownership stake in treatments developed by the company.advertisement “This clarifies the public’s right in the inventions,” said Jamie Love, who heads Knowledge Ecology International, a nonprofit that tracks patents and access to medicines issues.

€œThe disclosure (also) changes the narrative about who has financed the inventive activity, often the most risky part of development.” antabuse and anesthesia One particular patent assigned to Moderna concerns methods and compositions that can be used specifically against alcoholismes, including alcoholism treatment. The patent names a Moderna scientist and a former Moderna scientist as inventors, both of which acknowledged performing work under the DARPA awards in two academic papers, according to the report by the advocacy group.advertisement The group examined the 126 patents assigned to Moderna or ModernaTx as well as 154 patent applications. €œDespite the his explanation evidence that multiple inventions were conceived in the course of research supported by the DARPA awards, not a single one of the patents or applications assigned to Moderna disclose U.S. Federal government funding,” the antabuse and anesthesia report stated.[UPDATE.

A DARPA spokesman sent us this over the weekend. €œIt appears antabuse and anesthesia that all past and present DARPA awards to Moderna include the requirement to report the role of government funding for related inventions. Further, DARPA is actively researching agency awards to Moderna to identify which patents and pending patents, if any at all, may be associated with DARPA support. This effort is ongoing.”]We asked Moderna for comment and will update you accordingly.The missive antabuse and anesthesia to the Department of Defense follows a recent analysis by Public Citizen, another advocacy group, indicating the National Institutes of Health may own mRNA-1273, the Moderna treatment candidate for alcoholism treatment.

The advocacy group noted the federal government filed multiple patents covering the treatment and two patent applications, in particular, list federal scientists as co-inventors.The analyses are part of a larger campaign among advocacy groups and others in the U.S. And elsewhere to ensure that alcoholism treatment medical products are available to antabuse and anesthesia poor populations around the world. The concern reflects the unprecedented global demand for therapies and treatments, and a race among wealthy nations to snap up supplies from treatment makers. In the U.S., the effort has focused on the extent to which the federal government has provided antabuse and anesthesia taxpayer dollars to different companies to help fund their discoveries.

In some cases, advocates argue that federal funding matters because it clarifies the rights that the U.S. Government has to ensure a therapy or treatment is available to Americans on reasonable terms.One example has been remdesivir, the Gilead Sciences antabuse and anesthesia (GILD) treatment being given to hospitalized alcoholism treatment patients. The role played by the U.S. Government in developing remdesivir to combat alcoholismes involved contributions from antabuse and anesthesia government personnel at such agencies as the U.S.

Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases.As for the Moderna treatment, earlier this month, the company was awarded a $1.525 billion contract by the Department of Defense and the Department of Health and Human Services to manufacture and deliver 100 million doses of its alcoholism treatment. The agreement also includes an option to purchase another 400 million doses, although the terms were not disclosed antabuse and anesthesia. In announcing the agreement, the government said it would ensure Americans receive the alcoholism treatment at no cost, although they may be charged by health care providers for administering a shot.In this instance, however, Love said the “letter is not about price or profits. It’s about (Moderna) antabuse and anesthesia not owning up to DARPA funding inventions.

If the U.S. Wants to pay for all of the development of Moderna’s treatment, as Moderna now acknowledges, and throw in a few more billion now, and an option to spend billions more, it’s not unreasonable to have some transparency over who paid for their inventions.”This antabuse and anesthesia is not the first time Moderna has been accused of insufficient disclosure. Earlier this month, Knowledge Ecology International and Public Citizen maintained the company failed to disclose development costs in a $955 million contract awarded by BARDA for its alcoholism treatment. In all, the federal government has awarded the company approximately $2.5 billion to develop the treatment.The coming few weeks represent a crucial moment for an ambitious plan to try to secure alcoholism treatments for roughly 170 countries around the world without the deep pockets to compete for what will be scarce initial supplies.Under the plan, countries that want to pool resources to buy treatments must notify the World Health Organization and other organizers — Gavi, the treatment Alliance, as well as the antabuse and anesthesia Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations — of their intentions by Monday.

That means it’s fish-or-cut-bait time for the so-called COVAX facility.Already, wealthy countries — the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, Canada, and Australia, among others, as well as the European Union — have opted to buy their own treatment, signing bilateral contracts with manufacturers that have secured billions of doses of treatment already. That raises the possibility that less wealthy countries will be boxed out of supplies.advertisement And yet Richard Hatchett, the CEO of antabuse and anesthesia CEPI, insists there is a path to billions of doses of treatment for the rest of the world in 2021. STAT spoke with Hatchett this week. A transcript antabuse and anesthesia of the conversation, lightly edited for clarity and length, follows.

You said this is a critical time for CEPI. Can you explain what needs to happen between now and mid-September for this joint purchasing approach to be a success?. Advertisement The critical moment is now for countries to commit to the COVAX facility, because that will enable us to secure ample quantities of treatment and then to be able to convey when that treatment is likely to become available based on current information.What we’re now here asking countries to do is to indicate their intent to participate by antabuse and anesthesia Aug. 31, and to make a binding commitment by Sept.

18. And to provide funds in support of that binding commitment by early October. Our negotiations with companies are already taking place and it will be important for us from a planning purpose that countries indicate their intent to participate.Those binding commitments we think will be sufficient to allow us to then secure the advance purchase agreements, particularly with those companies that don’t have a prior contractual obligation to COVAX. And then obviously, we need the funds to live up to those advance purchase agreements.Is it possible this thing could still fall apart?.

There appears to be some concern COVAX has been boxed out by rich countries. There was always a possibility that there wouldn’t be sufficient uptake. But I think we’re very encouraged at this point by the level of commitment, both from countries that would be beneficiaries of the advance market commitment — that’s the lower-income, lower-middle-income countries — as well as the self-financing countries. To have over 170 countries expressing interest in participating — they see the value.We’re much more encouraged now that it’s not going to fall apart.

We still need to bring it off to maximize its value. And we’re right at the crunch moment where countries are going to have to make these commitments. So, the next month is really absolutely critical to the facility. I am confident at this point that the world recognizes the value and wants it to work.I’ve been keeping tabs on advance purchase agreements that have been announced.

And at this point, a small number of rich countries have nailed down a lot of treatment — more than 3 billion doses. How hard does that make your job?. The fact that they’re doing it creates anxiety among other countries. And that in itself can accelerate the pace.

So, I’m not going to say that we’re not watching that with concern.I will say that for COVAX and the facility, this is absolutely critical moment. I think we still have a window of opportunity between now and mid-September — when we’re asking that the self-financing countries to make their commitments — to make the facility real and to make it work. Between doses that are committed to COVAX through the access agreements and other agreements — these are discussions with partners that CEPI has funded as well as partners that CEPI has not funded — we still see a pathway for COVAX to well over 3 billion doses in 2021.I think it’s really important to bear in mind is that there are at least a few countries — and I think the U.S. And the U.K.

Most publicly — that may be in a situation of significant oversupply. I believe the U.S. And U.K. Numbers, if you add them together, would result in enough treatment for 600 million people to receive two doses of treatment each.

And, you know, there is no possible way that the U.S. Or the U.K. Can use that much treatment.So, there may be a lot of extra supply that looks like it’s been tied up sloshing around later. I don’t think that the bilateral deals that have been struck are going to prevent COVAX from achieving its goals.But if so much treatment has been pre-ordered by rich countries, can countries in the COVAX pool get enough for their needs?.

One of the things that we’ve argued through COVAX is that to control the antabuse or to end the acute phase of the antabuse to allow normalcy to start to reassert itself, you don’t have to vaccinate 100% of your population.You need to vaccinate those at greatest risk for bad outcomes and you need to vaccinate certain critical workers, particularly your health care workforce. And if you can achieve that goal, which for most countries means vaccinating between 20% and maybe 30% of the population, then you can transform the antabuse into something that is much more manageable. Then you can buy yourself time to vaccinate everybody who wants to be vaccinated.We’ve argued the COVAX facility really offers the world the best shot at doing that globally in the fastest possible way, as well as providing for equitable access. This is a case where doing the equitable thing is also doing the efficient thing.CEPI has provided funding to nine treatments.

Is it true that all those manufacturers aren’t required to provide the COVAX facility with treatment?. That is correct. One of the things that we did, and I think it was an important role that CEPI played early on, was that we moved money very, very quickly, in small increments. You know, some of the early contracts were only $5 million or $10 million, to get programs up and running while we potentially put in place much larger-scale, longer-term contracts.If you were doing it over again, would you have given money without strings attached?.

Yes, I think I would have. I think that was critically important to initiating programs.Our contract with Moderna was established in about 48 hours. And that provided critical funding to them to manufacture doses that got them into clinical trials within nine weeks of the genetic sequences [of the alcoholism antabuse] being released.And if you look at the nine programs that we’ve invested in, seven are in clinical trials. Two — the AstraZeneca program now and the Moderna program — are among the handful in Phase 3 clinical trials.

And, I think the number of projects that that we funded initially, which started in kind of a biotech or academic phase that have now been picked up by large multinational corporations, there’s at least four. The Themis program being picked up by Merck, Oxford University by AstraZeneca, the University of Queensland by CSL, and Clover being in partnership with GSK, I think that speaks to the quality of the programs that we selected.So, I think that combination of rapid review, speed of funding, getting those programs started, getting them oriented in the right direction, I think all of that is critical to where we are now.Companies that got money from CEPI to build out production capacity — that money came with strings attached, right?. Yes, exactly. So, where CEPI has made investments that create manufacturing, or secure manufacturing capacity, the commitment has been that the capacity that is attributable to the CEPI investment is committed — at least right of first refusal — to the global procurement facility.WASHINGTON — The Trump administration removed a top Food and Drug Administration communications official from her post on Friday in the wake of several controversial agency misstatements, a senior administration official confirmed to STAT.The spokeswoman, Emily Miller, had played a lead role in defending the FDA commissioner, Stephen Hahn, after he misrepresented data regarding the use of blood plasma from recovered alcoholism treatment patients.

The New York Times first reported Miller’s ouster. Miller’s tenure at as the top FDA spokeswoman lasted only 11 days. Her appointment was viewed with alarm by agency officials who felt her presence at the agency was emblematic of broader political pressure from the Trump administration, STAT first reported earlier this week.advertisement Before joining the FDA, Miller had no experience in health or medicine. Her former role as assistant commissioner for media affairs is typically not an appointment filled by political appointees.

The FDA’s communications arm typically maintains a neutral, nonpolitical tone.Miller’s appointment particularly alarmed FDA staff and outside scientists given her history in right-wing political advocacy and conservatism journalism. Her résumé included a stint as a Washington Times columnist, where she penned columns with titles that include “New Obamacare ads make young women look like sluts,” and a 2013 book on gun rights titled “Emily Gets Her Gun. But Obama Wants to Take Yours.”advertisement She also worked as a reporter for One America News Network, a right-wing cable channel that frequently espouses conspiracy theories and has declared an open alliance with President Trump.Miller quickly made her presence known at the FDA. In the wake of Hahn’s misstatements on blood plasma, she aggressively defended the commissioner, falsely claiming in a tweet that the therapy “has shown to be beneficial for 35% of patients.” An FDA press release on blood plasma, issued less than a week after her appointment, similarly alarmed agency insiders by trumpeting the emergency authorization as “Another Achievement in Administration’s Fight Against [the] antabuse.”.

Elon Musk on buy antabuse canada Friday unveiled a coin-sized prototype of a brain implant developed by his startup Neuralink to enable people who are paralyzed to operate smartphones and robotic limbs with their thoughts — and said the company had worked to “dramatically simplify” the device since presenting an earlier version last summer.In an event live-streamed on YouTube to more than 150,000 viewers at one point, the company staged a demonstration in which it trotted out a pig named Gertrude that was said to have had the company’s device implanted in its head two months ago antabuse tablet online. The live stream showed what Musk claimed to be Gertrude’s real-time brain activity as it sniffed around a pen. At no point, though, did he provide evidence that the signals — rendered in beeps and bright blue wave patterns on screen — were, in fact, emanating from the pig’s brain.A pig presented at a Neuralink demonstration was said to have one of antabuse tablet online the company’s brain implants in its head. YouTube screenshot“This is obviously sounding increasingly like a Black Mirror episode,” Musk said at one point during the event as he responded affirmatively to a question about whether the company’s implant could eventually be used to save and replay memories.

€œThe future’s going to be weird.”advertisement Musk antabuse tablet online said that in July Neuralink received a breakthrough device designation from the Food and Drug Administration — a regulatory pathway that could allow the company to soon start a clinical trial in people with paraplegia and tetraplegia. The big reveal came after four former Neuralink employees told STAT that the company’s leaders have long fostered an internal culture characterized by rushed timelines and the “move fast and break things” ethos of a tech company — a pace sometimes at odds with the slow and incremental pace that’s typical of medical device development. Advertisement Friday’s event began, 40 minutes late, with a glossy video about the company’s work — and then panned antabuse tablet online to Musk, standing in front of a blue curtain beside a gleaming new version of the company’s surgical “sewing machine” robot that could easily have been mistaken for a giant Apple device. Musk described the event as a “product demo” and said its primary purpose was to recruit potential new employees.

It was unclear whether the demonstration was taking place at antabuse tablet online the company’s Fremont, Calif., headquarters or elsewhere. Musk proceeded to reveal the new version of Neuralink’s brain implant, which he said was designed to fit snugly into the top of the skull. Neuralink’s technological design has changed significantly since its last big antabuse tablet online update in July 2019. At that time, the company’s brain implant system involved a credit-card sized device designed to be positioned behind the back of a person’s ear, with several wires stretching to the top of the skull.

After demonstrating the pig’s brain activity at Friday’s event, Musk showed video footage of a pig walking on a treadmill and said Neuralink’s device could be used to “predict the position of limbs with high accuracy.” That capability would be critical to allowing someone using the device to do something like controlling a prosthetic limb, for example.Neuralink for months has signaled that it initially plans to develop its device antabuse tablet online for people who are paralyzed. It said at its July 2019 event that it wanted to start human testing by the end of 2020. Receiving the breakthrough device designation from the FDA — designed to speed up the lengthy regulatory process — is antabuse tablet online a step forward, but it by no means guarantees that a device will receive a green light, either in a short or longer-term time frame. After Musk’s presentation, a handful of the company’s employees — all wearing masks, but seated only inches apart — joined him to take questions submitted on Twitter or from the small audience in the room.In typical fashion for a man who in 2018 sent a Tesla Roadster into space, Musk didn’t hesitate to use the event to cross-promote his electric car company.

Asked whether the Neuralink chip would allow people to summon their Tesla antabuse tablet online telepathically, Musk responded. €œDefinitely — of course.”Matthew MacDougall, the company’s head neurosurgeon, appearing in scrubs, said the company had so far only implanted its technology into the brain’s cortical surface, the coaster-width layer enveloping the brain, but added that it hoped to go deeper in the future. Still, Musk said antabuse tablet online. €œYou could solve blindness, you could solve paralysis, you could solve hearing — you can solve a lot just by interfacing with the cortex.”Musk and MacDougall said they hoped to eventually implant Neuralink’s devices — which they referred to on stage simply as “links” — in the deeper structures of the brain, such as in the hypothalamus, which is believed to play a critical role in mental illnesses including depression, anxiety, and PTSD.There were no updates at the event of Neuralink’s research in monkeys, which the company has been conducting in partnership with the University of California, Davis since 2017.

At last July’s event, Musk said — without providing evidence — that a monkey had controlled a computer with its brain.At that same July 2019 event, Neuralink released a preprint paper antabuse tablet online — published a few months later — that claimed to show that a series of Neuralink electrodes implanted in the brains of rats could record neural signals. Critically, the work did not show where in the brain the implanted electrodes were recording from, for how long they were recording, or whether the recordings could be linked to any of the rats’ bodily movements.In touting Friday’s event — and Neuralink’s technological capabilities — on Twitter in recent weeks, Musk spoke of “AI symbiosis while u wait” and referenced the “matrix in the matrix” — a science-fiction reference about revealing the true nature of reality. The progress the company reported on antabuse tablet online Friday fell far short of that. Neuralink’s prototype is ambitious, but it has yet to show evidence that it can match up to the brain-machine interfaces developed by academic labs and other companies.

Other groups have shown that they can listen in on neural activity and allow primates and people to control a computer antabuse tablet online cursor with their brain — so-called “read-out” technology — and have also shown that they can use electrical stimulation to input information, such as a command or the heat of a hot cup of coffee, using “write-in” technology. Neuralink said on Friday that its technology would have both read-out and write-in capabilities.Musk acknowledged that Neuralink still has a long way to go. In closing the event after more than 70 minutes, Musk said antabuse tablet online. €œThere’s a tremendous amount of work to be done to go from here to a device that is widely available and affordable and reliable.”Following the news this week of what appears to have been the first confirmed case of a alcoholism treatment re, other researchers have been coming forward with their own reports.

One in Belgium, another in the Netherlands. And now, one in Nevada.What caught experts’ attention about the case of the 25-year-old Reno man was not that he appears to antabuse tablet online have contracted alcoholism (the name of the antabuse that causes alcoholism treatment) a second time. Rather, it’s that his second bout was more serious than his first.Immunologists had expected that if the immune response generated after an initial could not prevent a second case, then it should at least stave off more severe illness. That’s what occurred with the first known re case, in a 33-year-old Hong Kong man.advertisement Still, despite what happened to the man in Nevada, researchers are stressing this is not a sky-is-falling situation or one that should antabuse tablet online result in firm conclusions.

They always presumed people would become vulnerable to alcoholism treatment again some time after recovering from an initial case, based on how our immune systems respond to other respiratory antabusees, including other alcoholismes. It’s possible that these early cases of re are outliers and have features that won’t antabuse tablet online apply to the tens of millions of other people who have already shaken off alcoholism treatment.“There are millions and millions of cases,” said Michael Mina, an epidemiologist at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The real question that should get the most focus, Mina said, is, “What happens antabuse tablet online to most people?.

€advertisement But with more re reports likely to make it into the scientific literature soon, and from there into the mainstream press, here are some things to look for in assessing them.What’s the deal with the Nevada case?. The Reno resident in question first tested positive for alcoholism in April after antabuse tablet online coming down with a sore throat, cough, and headache, as well as nausea and diarrhea. He got better over time and later tested negative twice. But then, some 48 days later, antabuse tablet online the man started experiencing headaches, cough, and other symptoms again.

Eventually, he became so sick that he had to be hospitalized and was found to have pneumonia.Researchers sequenced antabuse samples from both of his s and found they were different, providing evidence that this was a new distinct from the first. What happens when we get antabuse tablet online alcoholism treatment in the first case?. Researchers are finding that, generally, people who get alcoholism treatment develop a healthy immune response replete with both antibodies (molecules that can block pathogens from infecting cells) and T cells (which help wipe out the antabuse). This is what happens after other viral s.In addition to fending off the antabuse the first time, that immune response also creates memories of the antabuse, should it try to invade a second time antabuse tablet online.

It’s thought, then, that people who recover from alcoholism treatment will typically be protected from another case for some amount of time. With other alcoholismes, protection is thought to last for perhaps a little less than a year to about three years.But researchers can’t tell how long immunity will last with a new pathogen antabuse tablet online (like alcoholism) until people start getting reinfected. They also don’t know exactly what mechanisms provide protection against alcoholism treatment, nor do they know what levels of antibodies or T cells are required to signal that someone is protected through a blood test. (These are called the “correlates of antabuse tablet online protection.”) Why do experts expect second cases to be milder?.

With other antabusees, protective immunity doesn’t just vanish one day. Instead, it antabuse tablet online wanes over time. Researchers have then hypothesized that with alcoholism, perhaps our immune systems might not always be able to prevent it from getting a toehold in our cells — to halt entirely — but that it could still put up enough of a fight to guard us from getting really sick. Again, this is what happens with antabuse tablet online other respiratory pathogens.And it’s why some researchers actually looked at the Hong Kong case with relief.

The man had mild to moderate alcoholism treatment symptoms during the first case, but was asymptomatic the second time. It was antabuse tablet online a demonstration, experts said, of what you would want your immune system to do. (The case was only detected because the man’s sample was taken at the airport when he arrived back in Hong Kong after traveling in Europe.)“The fact that somebody may get reinfected is not surprising,” Malik Peiris, a virologist at the University of Hong Kong, told STAT earlier this week about the first re. €œBut the re didn’t cause disease, so that’s the first point.”The Nevada case, then, provides a counterexample to that.

What kind of immune response did the person antabuse tablet online who was reinfected generate initially?. Earlier, we described the robust immune response that most people who have alcoholism treatment seem to mount. But that antabuse tablet online was a generalization. s and the immune responses they induce in different people are “heterogeneous,” said Sarah Cobey, an epidemiologist and evolutionary biologist at the University of Chicago.Older people often generate weaker immune responses than younger people.

Some studies have also indicated that milder cases of alcoholism treatment induce tamer immune responses that might not provide as lasting or as thorough of a defense as stronger antabuse tablet online immune responses. The man in Hong Kong, for example, did not generate antibodies to the antabuse after his first , at least to the level that could be detected by blood tests. Perhaps that explains antabuse tablet online why he contracted the antabuse again just about 4 1/2 months after recovering from his initial .In the Nevada case, researchers did not test what kind of immune response the man generated after the first case.“ is not some binary event,” Cobey said. And with re, “there’s going to be some viral replication, but the question is how much is the immune system getting engaged?.

€What might be broadly meaningful is when people who mounted robust immune responses start antabuse tablet online getting reinfected, and how severe their second cases are. Are people who have alcoholism treatment a second time infectious?. As discussed, immune memory can prevent antabuse tablet online re. If it can’t, it might stave off serious illness.

But there’s a third aspect of this, too.“The most important question for re, with the most serious implications for controlling the antabuse, antabuse tablet online is whether reinfected people can transmit the antabuse to others,” Columbia University virologist Angela Rasmussen wrote in Slate this week.Unfortunately, neither the Hong Kong nor the Reno studies looked at this question. But if most people who get reinfected don’t spread the antabuse, that’s obviously good news. What antabuse tablet online happens when people broadly become susceptible again?. Whether it’s six months after the first or nine months or a year or longer, at some point, protection for most people who recover from alcoholism treatment is expected to wane.

And without the arrival of a treatment and broad uptake of it, that could change the dynamics of local outbreaks.In some communities, it’s thought that more than antabuse tablet online 20% of residents have experienced an initial alcoholism treatment case, and are thus theoretically protected from another case for some time. That is still below the point of herd immunity — when enough people are immune that transmission doesn’t occur — but still, the fewer vulnerable people there are, the less likely spread is to occur.On the flip side though, if more people become susceptible to the antabuse again, that could increase the risk of transmission. Modelers are starting to factor that possibility into their forecasts.A crucial question for which there is antabuse tablet online not an answer yet is whether what happened to the man in Reno, where the second case was more severe than the first, remains a rare occurrence, as researchers expect and hope. As the Nevada researchers wrote, “the generalizability of this finding is unknown.”An advocacy group has asked the Department of Defense to investigate what it called “an apparent failure” by Moderna (MRNA) to disclose millions of dollars in awards received from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in patent applications the company filed for treatments.In a letter to the agency, Knowledge Ecology International explained that a review of dozens of patent applications found the company received approximately $20 million from the federal government in grants several years ago and the funds “likely” led to the creation of its treatment technology.

This was used to develop treatments to combat different antabusees, such as Zika and, later, the antabuse that causes alcoholism treatment.In arguing for an investigation, the antabuse tablet online advocacy group maintained Moderna is obligated under federal law to disclose the grants that led to nearly a dozen specific patent applications and explained the financial support means the U.S. Government would have certain rights over the patents. In other antabuse tablet online words, U.S. Taxpayers would have an ownership stake in treatments developed by the company.advertisement “This clarifies the public’s right in the inventions,” said Jamie Love, who heads Knowledge Ecology International, a nonprofit that tracks patents and access to medicines issues.

€œThe disclosure (also) changes the narrative about who has financed the inventive activity, often the most risky part of development.” One particular patent assigned to Moderna concerns methods and compositions that can be used specifically against alcoholismes, antabuse tablet online including alcoholism treatment. The patent names a Moderna scientist and a former Moderna scientist as inventors, both of which acknowledged performing work under the DARPA awards in two academic papers, according to the report by the advocacy group.advertisement The group examined the 126 patents assigned to Moderna or ModernaTx as well as 154 patent applications. €œDespite the evidence that multiple inventions were conceived in the course of research supported by the DARPA awards, not a single one of the patents or applications assigned to Moderna disclose U.S. Federal government funding,” antabuse tablet online the report stated.[UPDATE.

A DARPA spokesman sent us this over the weekend. €œIt appears that all past and present DARPA awards to Moderna include the requirement to report the role antabuse tablet online of government funding for related inventions. Further, DARPA is actively researching agency awards to Moderna to identify which patents and pending patents, if any at all, may be associated with DARPA support. This effort is ongoing.”]We asked Moderna for comment and will update you accordingly.The missive to the antabuse tablet online Department of Defense follows a recent analysis by Public Citizen, another advocacy group, indicating the National Institutes of Health may own mRNA-1273, the Moderna treatment candidate for alcoholism treatment.

The advocacy group noted the federal government filed multiple patents covering the treatment and two patent applications, in particular, list federal scientists as co-inventors.The analyses are part of a larger campaign among advocacy groups and others in the U.S. And elsewhere to ensure that alcoholism treatment medical products are available to antabuse tablet online poor populations around the world. The concern reflects the unprecedented global demand for therapies and treatments, and a race among wealthy nations to snap up supplies from treatment makers. In the U.S., the effort has focused on the extent to which the federal antabuse tablet online government has provided taxpayer dollars to different companies to help fund their discoveries.

In some cases, advocates argue that federal funding matters because it clarifies the rights that the U.S. Government has to ensure a therapy or treatment is available to Americans on reasonable terms.One example has been remdesivir, the antabuse tablet online Gilead Sciences (GILD) treatment being given to hospitalized alcoholism treatment patients. The role played by the U.S. Government in developing remdesivir to combat alcoholismes involved contributions from government personnel at such agencies as antabuse tablet online the U.S.

Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases.As for the Moderna treatment, earlier this month, the company was awarded a $1.525 billion contract by the Department of Defense and the Department of Health and Human Services to manufacture and deliver 100 million doses of its alcoholism treatment. The agreement also includes an option to purchase another 400 million doses, although the terms were not disclosed antabuse tablet online. In announcing the agreement, the government said it would ensure Americans receive the alcoholism treatment at no cost, although they may be charged by health care providers for administering a shot.In this instance, however, Love said the “letter is not about price or profits. It’s about (Moderna) not owning up to antabuse tablet online DARPA funding inventions.

If the U.S. Wants to pay for all of the development of Moderna’s treatment, as Moderna now acknowledges, and throw in a few more billion now, and an option to spend billions more, it’s not unreasonable to have some transparency over who paid for their inventions.”This is not the first time Moderna has been antabuse tablet online accused of insufficient disclosure. Earlier this month, Knowledge Ecology International and Public Citizen maintained the company failed to disclose development costs in a $955 million contract awarded by BARDA for its alcoholism treatment. In all, the federal government has awarded the company approximately $2.5 billion to develop the treatment.The coming few weeks represent a crucial moment for an ambitious plan to try to secure alcoholism treatments for roughly antabuse tablet online 170 countries around the world without the deep pockets to compete for what will be scarce initial supplies.Under the plan, countries that want to pool resources to buy treatments must notify the World Health Organization and other organizers — Gavi, the treatment Alliance, as well as the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations — of their intentions by Monday.

That means it’s fish-or-cut-bait time for the so-called COVAX facility.Already, wealthy countries — the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, Canada, and Australia, among others, as well as the European Union — have opted to buy their own treatment, signing bilateral contracts with manufacturers that have secured billions of doses of treatment already. That raises the possibility that less wealthy countries will antabuse tablet online be boxed out of supplies.advertisement And yet Richard Hatchett, the CEO of CEPI, insists there is a path to billions of doses of treatment for the rest of the world in 2021. STAT spoke with Hatchett this week. A transcript of the conversation, lightly edited for clarity and length, antabuse tablet online follows.

You said this is a critical time for CEPI. Can you explain what needs to happen between now and mid-September for this joint purchasing approach to be a success?. Advertisement The critical moment is now for countries to commit to antabuse tablet online the COVAX facility, because that will enable us to secure ample quantities of treatment and then to be able to convey when that treatment is likely to become available based on current information.What we’re now here asking countries to do is to indicate their intent to participate by Aug. 31, and to make a binding commitment by Sept.

18. And to provide funds in support of that binding commitment by early October. Our negotiations with companies are already taking place and it will be important for us from a planning purpose that countries indicate their intent to participate.Those binding commitments we think will be sufficient to allow us to then secure the advance purchase agreements, particularly with those companies that don’t have a prior contractual obligation to COVAX. And then obviously, we need the funds to live up to those advance purchase agreements.Is it possible this thing could still fall apart?.

There appears to be some concern COVAX has been boxed out by rich countries. There was always a possibility that there wouldn’t be sufficient uptake. But I think we’re very encouraged at this point by the level of commitment, both from countries that would be beneficiaries of the advance market commitment — that’s the lower-income, lower-middle-income countries — as well as the self-financing countries. To have over 170 countries expressing interest in participating — they see the value.We’re much more encouraged now that it’s not going to fall apart.

We still need to bring it off to maximize its value. And we’re right at the crunch moment where countries are going to have to make these commitments. So, the next month is really absolutely critical to the facility. I am confident at this point that the world recognizes the value and wants it to work.I’ve been keeping tabs on advance purchase agreements that have been announced.

And at this point, a small number of rich countries have nailed down a lot of treatment — more than 3 billion doses. How hard does that make your job?. The fact that they’re doing it creates anxiety among other countries. And that in itself can accelerate the pace.

So, I’m not going to say that we’re not watching that with concern.I will say that for COVAX and the facility, this is absolutely critical moment. I think we still have a window of opportunity between now and mid-September — when we’re asking that the self-financing countries to make their commitments — to make the facility real and to make it work. Between doses that are committed to COVAX through the access agreements and other agreements — these are discussions with partners that CEPI has funded as well as partners that CEPI has not funded — we still see a pathway for COVAX to well over 3 billion doses in 2021.I think it’s really important to bear in mind is that there are at least a few countries — and I think the U.S. And the U.K.

Most publicly — that may be in a situation of significant oversupply. I believe the U.S. And U.K. Numbers, if you add them together, would result in enough treatment for 600 million people to receive two doses of treatment each.

And, you know, there is no possible way that the U.S. Or the U.K. Can use that much treatment.So, there may be a lot of extra supply that looks like it’s been tied up sloshing around later. I don’t think that the bilateral deals that have been struck are going to prevent COVAX from achieving its goals.But if so much treatment has been pre-ordered by rich countries, can countries in the COVAX pool get enough for their needs?.

One of the things that we’ve argued through COVAX is that to control the antabuse or to end the acute phase of the antabuse to allow normalcy to start to reassert itself, you don’t have to vaccinate 100% of your population.You need to vaccinate those at greatest risk for bad outcomes and you need to vaccinate certain critical workers, particularly your health care workforce. And if you can achieve that goal, which for most countries means vaccinating between 20% and maybe 30% of the population, then you can transform the antabuse into something that is much more manageable. Then you can buy yourself time to vaccinate everybody who wants to be vaccinated.We’ve argued the COVAX facility really offers the world the best shot at doing that globally in the fastest possible way, as well as providing for equitable access. This is a case where doing the equitable thing is also doing the efficient thing.CEPI has provided funding to nine treatments.

Is it true that all those manufacturers aren’t required to provide the COVAX facility with treatment?. That is correct. One of the things that we did, and I think it was an important role that CEPI played early on, was that we moved money very, very quickly, in small increments. You know, some of the early contracts were only $5 million or $10 million, to get programs up and running while we potentially put in place much larger-scale, longer-term contracts.If you were doing it over again, would you have given money without strings attached?.

Yes, I think I would have. I think that was critically important to initiating programs.Our contract with Moderna was established in about 48 hours. And that provided critical funding to them to manufacture doses that got them into clinical trials within nine weeks of the genetic sequences [of the alcoholism antabuse] being released.And if you look at the nine programs that we’ve invested in, seven are in clinical trials. Two — the AstraZeneca program now and the Moderna program — are among the handful in Phase 3 clinical trials.

And, I think the number of projects that that we funded initially, which started in kind of a biotech or academic phase that have now been picked up by large multinational corporations, there’s at least four. The Themis program being picked up by Merck, Oxford University by AstraZeneca, the University of Queensland by CSL, and Clover being in partnership with GSK, I think that speaks to the quality of the programs that we selected.So, I think that combination of rapid review, speed of funding, getting those programs started, getting them oriented in the right direction, I think all of that is critical to where we are now.Companies that got money from CEPI to build out production capacity — that money came with strings attached, right?. Yes, exactly. So, where CEPI has made investments that create manufacturing, or secure manufacturing capacity, the commitment has been that the capacity that is attributable to the CEPI investment is committed — at least right of first refusal — to the global procurement facility.WASHINGTON — The Trump administration removed a top Food and Drug Administration communications official from her post on Friday in the wake of several controversial agency misstatements, a senior administration official confirmed to STAT.The spokeswoman, Emily Miller, had played a lead role in defending the FDA commissioner, Stephen Hahn, after he misrepresented data regarding the use of blood plasma from recovered alcoholism treatment patients.

The New York Times first reported Miller’s ouster. Miller’s tenure at as the top FDA spokeswoman lasted only 11 days. Her appointment was viewed with alarm by agency officials who felt her presence at the agency was emblematic of broader political pressure from the Trump administration, STAT first reported earlier this week.advertisement Before joining the FDA, Miller had no experience in health or medicine. Her former role as assistant commissioner for media affairs is typically not an appointment filled by political appointees.

The FDA’s communications arm typically maintains a neutral, nonpolitical tone.Miller’s appointment particularly alarmed FDA staff and outside scientists given her history in right-wing political advocacy and conservatism journalism. Her résumé included a stint as a Washington Times columnist, where she penned columns with titles that include “New Obamacare ads make young women look like sluts,” and a 2013 book on gun rights titled “Emily Gets Her Gun. But Obama Wants to Take Yours.”advertisement She also worked as a reporter for One America News Network, a right-wing cable channel that frequently espouses conspiracy theories and has declared an open alliance with President Trump.Miller quickly made her presence known at the FDA. In the wake of Hahn’s misstatements on blood plasma, she aggressively defended the commissioner, falsely claiming in a tweet that the therapy “has shown to be beneficial for 35% of patients.” An FDA press release on blood plasma, issued less than a week after her appointment, similarly alarmed agency insiders by trumpeting the emergency authorization as “Another Achievement in Administration’s Fight Against [the] antabuse.”.

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Offering scientific research start-up funds starting from 1 million RMB, this may vary from different individuals. (4) Research conditions. Can be provided with 1-3 research assistants.

Research space ensured as required. (5) Postgraduate recruitment. Can apply to be a supervisor of master or PhD students of Zhejiang University.

Those who meet certain requirements can recruit graduate students, the number of which will be ensured. (6) Housing. Those who meet the talent Policy of Yiwu will be given a set of house with an area of more than 110 square meters, the property right of which will be transferred to the individual for free (the transfer tax shall be paied by the individual) after he/she works in Yiwu for 10 years.

Others will enjoy a set of transition housing for special talents, which will be equipped with basic living facilities, and enjoy a house-buying subsidy of 800,000 RMB. (7) Others. Settling-in allowance.

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Autodesk deployed it’s Octo-Copter in Africa for high resolution reality capture.  This was done in support of Louis Leakey in Kenya in search of our ancestral trails


Additonally, they deployed it on their head quarters in San Rafael.

From the Gizmag Website:

The Mikrokopter Octocopter is an 8-rotor flying platform which has a 2 kg (4.4 lbs) capacity to carry cameras. It can be flown using an internal camera to give the operator a copter-based vantage point on video glasses, or can be programmed to follow a GPS-controlled flight path. An Octocopter can fly autonomously at altitudes up to 1000 meters (3280 feet), or can be manually flown as high as 3500 meters (11,480 feet). In the Autodesk tests video was captured using a GOPro Hero 2 camera, and the still pictures from which the 3D model was later built were taken by a remotely triggered Canon SLR camera.

Autodesk 123D is a suite of programs which allow a user to create, manipulate, and construct 3D objects using a 3D printer. Catch is part of the 123D suite, and offers a standalone software package that helps you create 3D models from a series of 2D digital images of an object or a scene. The spatial resolution available using 123D Catch is about 1 part in 600, or 0.167% of the total size of the object pictured, so you would be able to accurately place individual windows on a 3D model of a Boeing 747.

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Get to the Beach and then Treat Yourself

Cranes Beach & Wingaersheek Beech, Head north on 128.  Enjoy the water, and then take the short drive to Essex and go get fried clams and soft serve, call in your fried clam order if you can.  Try Woodman’s, Farnham’s (they got picnic tables over looking the tidal marsh) or try the Village, and Essex Seafood, which has always been a solid go to.

Horseneck Beach, terrific beach going south on 24, Westport, MA almost always less traffic, then go to the Back Eddy for something to cold to drink and a snack.

You’re in and around the city.

Find a Roof Deck and/or Pool, a variety of posts on the subject from Boston.com, but it seems the Colonade for a pool stop is always mentioned. And outside of the city, Indigo in Newton is pretty nice stop.

Walk the Greenway, play in the fountains, get gelatto, try the Gelateria  in the North End.

Have a cold drink in a well air conditioned bar by the Garden, then walk over the river, across the locks into Charlestown and do the same thing there.  Your choice for locations, there are many.  But go ahead and stop at Emack and Bolio’s on the walk back.

Play in the Fountain at the Christian Science Center, walk into the Pru and Copley to soak in the air conditioning, play “how much are these shoes” at Nordstrom.  Have a friend stand back from the shoe tables, have them guess.  Most likely off by a factor of 10, go get a coolata at Dunkin.

If you are feeling particularly flush and it’s after 5, go get a martini at the Oak Room, used to come with side car sitting in ice.  That will frame the rest of your day.  Air Conditioning set on igloo.

Take your dog for a walk at the Middlesex Fells Reservation, or bring him/her to a pond, throw a stick. Jamaica Pond, Spy Pond, Fresh Pond, etc.  You might not get cool, but look at the dog, so happy.  And now I’ve seen Canoe and Kayak Rentals at Spy Pond.

So there’s a start, generally, a cold drink, cone or a slush, water, you get the idea.

 

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With Microsoft’s announcement of Windows 8, and the unveiling of the Surface Tablet, it finally appears there will be a tablet form factor that will run Revit in the field.  According to the press release there will be two versions, one based on the ARM chip and another based on the Intel i5 chip running Windows 8 Pro.  The iPad, as much it is great for so many tasks, simply does not have the horsepower to run Revit in the field, and delivering the type of user experience one would want with heavyweight programs is a real limitation in the ‘cloud.’  I understand Autodesk is now counting solely on Citrix to provide its remote platform but even if you are driving Revit remotely would you want to rely on whatever internet connection you have?  That’s just not a funnel I would want to count on in the field.

At first glance you might say so what, not a big deal.  However, if I can have a device that toggles between my heavyweight AEC programs, and delivers content the way my my iPad does then I might have an iPad to sell you; because frankly I am sick of devices, I live between the Mac and Windows camp, I’m tired of it.  I used to be an Apple fanatic, even being the only kid in business school with a Mac, the disastrous PowerPC model, but what was not to like about Apple.  Now, how did we get to the point where Microsoft is the little guy, relatively speaking.  Now if they could get their content management into a spot that works the way you want.  Imagine the central Revit model up on the sky drive, you check it out in the field, do your work, update it, booyah.

I think single purpose, highly specific apps are great to digest data,  not for the creation of it so I am real interested in the melding of tablet like functionality with horsepower.  I’m rooting for the little guy, I’m rooting for Microsoft.

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BTW anyone else bother to notice the blending and vertical integration of software/hardware.  Apple, obviously.  Google buys Motorola. Microsoft with multiple attempts, Zune, XBox, etc.  and now Surface. And more germane to AEC Trimble buys Tekla and SketchUp.  Seems to be the biz strategy du jour, watch for more.

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Tweet about PKNail Pro’s Proven Field to BIM Technology, Get Entered Automatically

PointKnown is giving away a free Apple iPad to one lucky Twitterer…er, tweeter, i.e.  one who uses the service twitter to disseminate clever, witty, informative text burst in 140 characters or less.  PointKnown does not claim to be clever, witty or informative, but will claim producing kick ahh…whup ahh…Excellent productivity software tools for documenting existing buildings.

 

 

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or certainly and you are most welcome and encouraged to tweet your own stuff; as we will have a separate drawing of $100 VISA Card for best/most creative tweet as judged by anyone at our next BBQ.

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Announced today, Autodesk Acquires Vela Systems.  If you are developing products within the Building Life Cycle somewhere between and including design to demolition, you are in play.  Trimble has been going on an acquisition rampage with its acquisition of Tekla and Sketch Up and Autodesk never one to be a wallflower has just acquired Vela.  This is almost 2 years to the date that Vela was unveiled publicly.  No idea of their market size but their own press releases state that they are more than ‘twice as big’ as any competitive Field BIM Systems.  Regardless, market penetration means little at this point now that the Autodesk marketing/sales system is behind it.  How big was Revit in 2006 when they were purchased.  A primer of Vela’s Key Features below.  Congrats Vela folks, job well done.

Vela Field Management Suite Key Features
The Vela Field Management Suite of Web, Mobile and Reports enables everyone throughout the enterprise to access documents, field activities and reports in the office and in the field. Since its release a year ago, and to further broaden the usability throughout the enterprise, Vela Systems has expanded upon the following features:

  • Field BIM® for commissioning and handover that ties BIM to the field for data and document exchange
  • Company-level checklist and issue template capabilities to implement and enforce quality and safety programs
  • Increased accessibility via the Internet on multiple devices like iPads and Smart Phones
  • Better web-based reporting that turns field data into powerful information for managing quality, safety and risk at the project and company level
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As reported by Industry Week, ‘The world’s most sophisticated malware had a ‘high interest in AutoCAD drawings,’ Kaspersky Lab said.  The Flame Virus, which mainly affected computers in the Middle East used a loophole in Microsoft software tricking computers into thinking they are downloading a legitimate Windows update.  This fact, being reported by Reuters, The Times, CNET, and others. CNN reported that Flame can turn on your microphone, webcam, log e-mails, etc.  I have not read if it can do anything malicious itself as the Stuxnet Virus did to Iran Uranium enrichment facilities by having centrifuges essentially tear themselves apart.  However, going after CAD, essentially engineering and building documents can let whoever is collecting this information know what you are designing and building, and possibly have the blueprints of the building you are designing and building in.  And you thought google knowing that you smoke cigars and eat ice cream on your back porch at 5:23 PM was intrusive.

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File under cool.   The City of New York has unveiled an initiative for the electronic submission of BIM safety plans; you can learn more here; and a  Turner Press Release yesterday stated they used both 2D and 3D BIM submissions to get approval for their construction project at the Energy Building at NYU Langone Medical Center.

“The digital submission of 3D, BIM-based site safety plans reduced the approval times from weeks to days,” said Di Fillipo, Turner Senior Vice President.

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Drinking 72 hours after antabuse

The more demos I go on, the more I get asked about our field kit, so I wanted to post what’s in my bag and what we use on a day to day basis when surveying/modeling in the field with PKNail Pro.  Those of you not interested in the day-in day-out particulars of surveying buildings may want to hit your back button now… Anyway an individual equally equipped will be ready for knocking out BIM Building Surveys, and this kit, all in, costs a fraction of most other technology solutions, plus the added benefit of surveying/modeling directly in the platform you or your clients are most likely working in.  However, always choose the tool/service that fits your needs.  In fact, we’ll be posting shortly where we combined workflows of PKNail Pro and pointclouds.  But here you go, what’s in my bag or my complete kit.

So it might seem like a lot but all fits in the bag except for the tripods.  The laptop tripod is excellent when mobility/portability with your gear is at a premium but I will use a laptop cart with wheels if the space allows;  it is easier with wheels and has more surface area to put stuff.

The real minimum you need to have with you is a laptop/tablet PC running the appropriate software, a Disto D8 or 330i, a measuring tape, and something to use for a target when needed, like an outside corner.  Stickynotes (larger size) are excellent for shorter distances, a reflective Leica Target attached with Painter’s Tape is better for longer ones.  Rechargeable batteries for both the laptop and Disto.  I prefer an external battery pack for the laptop as it can be used on any laptop and it is self contained unlike an extra battery for a specific laptop.

I  like Eneloop rechargeables for devices, my preference, they come preloaded with a charge, and seem to carry it longer when not being used.  You need a measuring tape on occasion for distances to short or sometimes nice to hook something with a tape when finding a distance manually.  I like thick banded measuring tapes because they will extend longer without ‘breaking’ but find they are just as prone to wear down as any other so sometimes not worth the expense.  LED flashlight because they are bright and do not use as much juice as others, and are always nice to have.  I also have an LED light that you can wear on your head, which is my preferred.  Diameter tape is a luxury but one side is graduated the other will measure the diameter of any round column which is helpful.

The tripod attachment from Leica allows it to pivot properly on the its axis so the measurements stay as accurate as possible.  This is great to have for exterior work  when you might not have access to the interior of the building.  Building chalk or a marking crayon can be helpful but usually would want to mark with painters tape or sticky pad because they are easily removed, however, the former comes in handy sometimes, especially in basements.

And bring food and drink, nothing clouds your mind like being hungry, so eat.

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Drinking 72 hours after antabuse

Interioreview, utilized PKNail Pro, an add in to Revit, combined with Leica Disto D8 laser range finders as the main surveying tool and software for capturing and modeling the 28 Story DuBois Library at UMass Amherst.  The structure designed by Durell Stone in 1966 is tallest library in the United States.  While intially considering combining LIDAR and creating a pointcloud for the exterior and utilizing PKNail Pro for the interior it turned out the exterior was the easiest part of the job and it was interior that was the most difficult.  Every 3rd floor contained  90+ rooms  with study carrels combined with classrooms where very few technologies would work well.  Nico Martinez, a Project Manager with Interioreview, commented,”Without PKNail the survey work could have taken  5 times, 10 times what it was.”

The project was completed to support the design and retrofitting a fire protection system.

Interioreview, an architecural surveying firm founded in 2003 specialzies in documenting the built environment in both 2D CAD and 3D Revit formats.

PointKnown, a software firm, founded in 2008 develops productivity tools for the built environment / AEC (Architectural, Engineering, and Construction) Industry

PKNail Pro, allows a user to measure and model objects in real time directly in Revit.

Autodesk® Revit® software is specifically built for Building Information Modeling (BIM), helping building professionals design, build, and maintain higher-quality, more energy-efficient buildings.

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