Coronavirus may be no match for the cornea

The eye’s cornea can resist infection from the novel coronavirus, a new study suggests. Whether other eye tissue such as the tear ducts and the conjunctiva, are vulnerable, however, remains unknown, the researchers report. The herpes simplex virus can infect the cornea and spread to other parts of the body in patients with compromised immune…

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Claflin Univerity to Offer a 4+1 Dual Degree Program With the University of South Carolina

Claflin University, a historically Black educational institution in Orangeburg, South Carolina and the University of South Carolina have signed aa agreement to establish a five-year, 4+1 dual degree program. The agreement will allow undergraduate students from Claflin University to earn a bachelor’s degree at Claflin and a master of mass communications degree with a concentration…

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‘Black beauty’ may blow up water’s origin story

Water may emerge in connection with the formation of planets, according to new research. Researchers agree that water is a precondition for life. The first cell emerged in water and then evolved to form multicellular organism. The oldest known single-cell organism on Earth is about 3.5 billion years old. But if life emerged in water,…

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Shrimpy nanotech could carry drugs to tumors

A nanoparticle-based drug delivery system can ferry a potent anti-cancer drug through the bloodstream safely, researchers report. The nanoparticle is derived from chitin, a natural and organic polymer that, among other things, makes up the outer shells of shrimp. Drug delivery is a recurring conundrum in cancer treatment. Scientists have developed many anti-cancer therapeutics, but…

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