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Disability-Focused Entrepreneurs To Release Anthology Of Successful Start-Up Stories

Mai Ling Chan, speech-language pathologist and successful disability-related entrepreneur is releasing her long-awaited collaborative publication co-authored with 13 former guests of her Xceptional Leaders podcast, four months later than expected due to the impacts of COVID-19.

Becoming an Exceptional Leader is a resource for the disability entrepreneur. This is an intimate first-person account of each author’s personal journey through envisioning, creating, and growing a disability centered offering. Whether they are challenged by having a disability themselves or are motivated by a loved one with a disability, every author shares their individual motivations, challenges, entrepreneurial lessons, and important nuances related to a disability-related offering.

“This book has been 22 months in the making. I knew when I began my podcast two years ago that I wanted to continue to find way

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States Slow to Implement Stay-at-Home Orders Saw Higher Rates of COVID-19 Deaths

As the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the United States, governments at the state and local levels issued emergency declarations and shut down schools. With no treatment and no vaccine, this was seen as the best way to stop the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Researchers from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine have conducted one of the first studies to measure the efficacy of social distancing in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. They found that states that were slow to implement such orders saw higher COVID-19 death rates.

The findings were published this month in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Researchers analyzed more than 55,000 COVID-19 deaths across 37 states between January 21, 2020 and April 29, 2020. They tested the association between the timing of emergency declarations and school closings with 2

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Ohio State Conducts First Gene Therapy Clinical Trial For Huntington’s Disease

In a worldwide first, surgeons at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have treated two patients with Huntington’s disease using a novel gene therapy treatment as part of a multi-center, double-blind randomized clinical trial.

Huntington’s disease is an inherited genetic disorder that results in progressive physical and cognitive deterioration, ultimately leading to death. The cause is a mutant protein which damages brain cells, said Ohio State Wexner Medical Center neurosurgeon Dr. James “Brad” Elder who performed the surgeries.

“The overall goal of this gene therapy treatment strategy is to stop the neurologic deterioration associated with Huntington’s disease by blocking production of the mutant protein. Targeting specific areas of the brain with gene therapy will hopefully help patients maintain their existing level of function, and be reflected in a halting of deteriora

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Does 'Mommy Brain' Last? Study Shows Motherhood Does Not Diminish Attention

“Mommy brain” is a long-held perception that mothers are more forgetful and less attentive.

“In most studies, however, attention and memory tests are given to mothers very early postpartum,” said Valerie Tucker Miller, a Ph.D. student in Purdue University’s Department of Anthropology department. Miller is studying the effects of motherhood on attention, memory and other psychological processes.

“There are few issues with that,” she added. “When you first have a child, you have a cascade of hormones and sleep deprivation that might be affecting attention and memory processes in the brain.”

Schematic of the ANT-R. For each cue condition (non, double, valid, and invalid), a cue box is displayed for 100 milliseconds. After the variable duration (zero, 400, or 800 milliseconds), five arrows appear for 500 milliseconds on one side of the display. The participant is asked to press the button

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