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Rugby star launches new wine label

The curse of coronavirus may have put an early end to revered rugby star Matt Giteau’s final season with Japan’s Suntory Sungoliath this year, but that doesn’t mean the Canberra-based father of three has spent 2020 being idle. Unless, of course, you count sampling the odd rosé or three as bunking off. While so many… Read More »

Sutton faces grilling over contact tracing

Victoria chief health officer Brett Sutton has faced a grilling into the state’s handling of the destructive second wave of the coronavirus. The parliamentary inquiry focused on contract tracing and the testing regime in Victoria, assessing how the health department responded to the pandemic. Dr Sutton said authorities began to be overwhelmed in its efforts… Read More »

Stretchable Fiber-Optic Sensors for Skin-Like Sensation

Researchers at Cornell University have developed stretchable sensors that can detect sensations such as strain, pressure, and bending, much like human skin. Deformation is measured through changes in optical paths within the flexible fiber optic sensors. By providing a sense of ‘touch’, the sensors could provide additional functionality for medical soft robots or prostheses and… Read More »

Prenatal Valproic Acid (Depakote) Exposure Increases Risk for Neurodevelopmental Disorders

While we have considerable information regarding the teratogenic risk associated with prenatal exposure to various antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), we have considerably less information on the impact of exposure to AEDs on behavioral outcomes in children.  Several studies have shown that exposure to valproic acid (Depakote) may be associated with increased risk of autistic traits and/or… Read More »

FDA Approves Sutab (sodium sulfate, magnesium sulfate, and potassium chloride) Tablets for Colonoscopy Preparation

FDA Approves Sutab (sodium sulfate, magnesium sulfate, and potassium chloride) Tablets for Colonoscopy Preparation BRAINTREE, Mass., Nov. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Sebela Pharmaceuticals® today announces that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Sutab® (sodium sulfate, magnesium sulfate, and potassium chloride) tablets. Sutab, a sulfate-based tablet preparation for colonoscopy, was developed and will be… Read More »