Cystic fibrosis mucus acts like sushi rice

Excess mucus that affects people with cystic fibrosis stick together when compressed. Think of it the same way compressed rice sticks to food to make sushi.

Amerigo Allegretto-Pitt • futurity
Nov. 16, 2020 ~5 min

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Aerosols are a bigger coronavirus threat than WHO guidelines suggest – here's what you need to know

More than 200 scientists wrote to the WHO, warning about aerosol transmission of the coronavirus. The WHO has since acknowledged the evidence but hasn't change its advice yet.

Goodarz Ahmadi, Professor of mechanical engineering, Clarkson University • conversation
July 9, 2020 ~9 min

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