ASU said it has made about 2,000 kits already and expects to make about 1,000 a day in the coming weeks. Joshua LaBaer, director of ASU's Biodesign Institute, said the university plans to distribute the kits to local health care providers. ASU hopes to be able to provide testing for local health care providers as well as first responders or other people with essential jobs, he said.
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It's ubiquitous, but it's very flammable, so it's covered in potentially carcinogenic flame retardants that can disrupt the endocrine system, said Rolf Halden, a health engineering professor and director of Arizona State University's Biodesign Center for Environmental Health Engineering. He was not involved with the study.
To talk more about the science behind this, The Show spoke with Grant McFadden. He’s a professor at ASU and director of the Biodesign Institute’s Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines and Virotherapy.
But new research from Arizona State University researchers Jessica Salerno and doctoral student Justin Sanchez suggests that people believe police use of force is more situationally justified when a female officer uses it. Furthermore, people’s interpretation of video footage may not be objective when it comes to gauging force during policing, according to the researchers.
“There is a concerted hunt for life in the universe,” moderator and science journalist David Baron began.
Some on the panel — composed of an astrophysicist, astrobiologist, planetary scientist, lawyer and psychologist — are part of that hunt.