Lenny Rome Continues to Innovate with Vaults

I am thrilled to have contributed a minor detail to the lore of vaults under the tutelage of Lenny Rome at UCLA (https://www.pnas.org/doi/abs/10.1073/pnas.0500929102), and I am even more excited to read about the phenomenal science that Lenny’s lab continues produce in exploiting vaults for therapies, even if the purpose of vaults remains beyond his reach. Lenny is a one of a kind trifecta that one could ever want as a colleague and mentor: the hardest working, the most rigorous and the most pleasant scientist. He is also so humble that he happily accepts the title of “the vaults guy” with supreme humor.

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The Long Term Costs of CoViD-19 Keep Rising

At 8 months, we are still in the early stages of the pandemic. As such, the data are still equivocal. Nevertheless, the preponderance of evidence indicating a high incidence of persistent and debilitating symptoms for months after infection is growing. The effects on the heat and nervous system are particularly alarming.

This threat is casually growing like a hidden malignancy under the cover of the spreading pandemic itself. The responsibility for everyone to act to slow this pandemic has never been greater or graver.

— Read on www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/07/brain-fog-heart-damage-covid-19-s-lingering-problems-alarm-scientists

From ‘brain fog’ to heart damage, COVID-19’s lingering problems alarm scientists | Science | AAAS