Eibar thanks the health and essential services staff for their great effort

first_imgEibar thanks the health and essential services personnel for their great effort to combat the coronavirus, which has paralyzed almost all sports, social and work activity, except for what is essential. Eibar donated the coronavirus tests to OsakidetzaTwo weeks ago, Eibar donated the coronavirus tests sent by LaLiga to all First Division football clubs to Osakidetza (Basque Health Service).The eibarresa entity considered then that this material to make tests to detect COVID-19 was needed by the medical services that try to spread the epidemic.In the Catalan club there was no one with symptoms of the disease (fever, sore throat, shortness of breath, shortness of breath, dry cough), so in a gesture of solidarity he transferred the material sent by the Professional Football League for use by people with coronavirus symptoms or risk groups ( elderly or with respiratory, cardiac, or defenseless problems). Eibar made this decision considering that there were people who needed to pass the tests to detect COVID-19 with a higher priority than the Barça footballers.The LFP (Professional Soccer League) sent coronavirus tests to the First Division and Second clubs to detect positives in the soccer players and technicians. The sooner sick people are detected by COVID-19, the more possibilities there are to avoid later infections.. Isolation of the sick in a soccer team would prevent the disease from spreading to the rest of the staff, and to the workers of the soccer entities. What LaLiga wants is that the sanitary problem affects the teams of the highest category as little as possible, to resume the competition as soon as possible -possibly behind closed doors- when the alarm state is over. Eibar thanks the health and essential services personnel for their great effort to combat the coronavirus, which has paralyzed almost all sports, social and work activity, except for what is essential. The Gipuzkoan club released this message of encouragement (with applause icons) on social networks on Wednesday to the groups fighting against the epidemic, praising the work of medical personnel, who take care of the health of the sick, and that of minimum services, which allows the consequences of COVID-19 to be mitigated to a society that continues to function despite the confinement of people in their homes.Eibar released a video in which two Barça players appear, Anaitz Arbilla and Alaitz Seoane, from the men’s and women’s first team, respectively, together with representatives of Athletic Club (Aritz Aduriz and Garazi Murua), the Royal Society (Mikel Oyarzabal and Nahikari García), the Alavés (Martín Agirregabiria and Maialen Martínez de Marigorta), and Osasuna coach Jagoba Arrasate.In this audiovisual, the Basque and Navarrese athletes expressed a message of thanks and solidarity. “You encourage us every week, but now it is up to us to encourage you. Because at this moment we all play together. To those who are at home, to those who give their all in health services, to those who maintain essential services every day, to those who are suffering: We will get ahead, we will return sooner rather than later. Together we will make it“they stressed.last_img read more

Engineers develop new method to measure and reconstruct interstitial fluid flow in

first_img Source:https://www.aip.org/ Jul 4 2018Interstitial fluid transports nutrients and removes waste between the organs and tissues in our body. In the brain, interstitial fluid is thought to be composed of circulating cerebrospinal fluid, cellular waste and blood plasma, and past research has shown a link between interstitial fluid flow and an increased invasion rate of glioblastoma, or brain tumor, cells. A team of biomedical researchers and electrical engineers from the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech recently developed a new method to measure and reconstruct interstitial fluid flow velocities in the brain.This method gives researchers a first look at interstitial fluid flow dynamics in glioma models, and the technique can readily translate to clinical models already using contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The team describes their method in a special issue focusing on the “Bioengineering of Cancer” in APL Bioengineering, by AIP Publishing.Related StoriesMercy Medical Center adds O-arm imaging system to improve spinal surgery resultsNew therapy shows promise in preventing brain damage after traumatic brain injuryAn active brain and body associated with reduced risk of dementiaThe team built on an existing dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI technique that’s already frequently used in clinics to track tumor growth and movement. “We are excited about our technique because we could potentially translate it to patient data that already exists and look at interstitial fluid motion in those patients,” said Jennifer Munson, a lead author on the paper.Munson touted the team’s rigorous validation approach in silico and in vitro. First, the team developed an in vitro model of interstitial fluid flow moving through extracellular space by placing fluid on top of a hydrogel and using MRI to measure how the fluid flowed from top to bottom. Then, they validated their computational model against their experimental measurements.To further validate their technique, Daniel Abler and Russell Rockne, who are co-authors on the paper, created phantom fluid “flow field,” in a computer and then reconstructed that flow using their new imaging methodology. Finally, the team implanted patient-derived glioma cells in mice and examined the mouse tumors using MRI to visualize a real flow field.The team was surprised to find high variability in the flow’s rate and magnitude. “There’s been this classical idea that a tumor develops and there’s this equivalent flow rate going out in all directions like a sphere,” Munson said. “Our method and our visualization approach and modeling show that that’s a large oversimplification and we have a very heterogenous system. Sometimes flow is going out, or in, or along the side.”One day, this technique could potentially help researchers predict how a tumor might grow and, therefore, improve cancer treatments. More immediately, the team plans to use their established method “to understand the relationship between the fluid velocities and the growth of the tumors,” Munson said.last_img read more