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COVID and remote talent

Fast Future COUNTRY—One trend to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic is that companies are realizing that employees can work from practically anywhere. This has driven middle America cities to compete for remote talent. This report from CBS News talks about talent-recruitment programs in Oklahoma and Illinois.

Vitamin D3 limits the damage caused by COVID

ATHENS, OH—Tadeusz Malinski, Distinguished Professor of biochemistry at Ohio University, has been inducted as a National Academy of Inventors Fellow. One of his research areas was discovering that the use of Vitamin D3 helps enhance the efficiency of the cardiovascular system and aids in limiting the damage caused by the COVID infection, as well as helping to slow the spread of the virus.

Making vaccine distribution more equitable

DURHAM, NC—Health initiatives from Duke Health have found that worldwide vaccine distribution must become more equitable to bring an end to the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID Global Accountability Platform (COVID GAP), a Duke University and COVID Collaborative joint research effort, has conducted over a year of research and policy analysis to better understand the ways in which the health sector can respond to pandemics like COVID-19.

Role of “supermeres” in virus protection

NASHVILLE, TN—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have discovered a nanoparticle released from cells, called a “supermere.” ACE2 carried by supermeres could serve as a “decoy” to bind the COVID virus and prevent infection.