Urban Design: “The Future Of Cities” (WSJ Video)

The coronavirus pandemic could have a lasting impact on city life. WSJ’s Jaden Urbi explores how the ways we work, shop and play are changing as urban designers refocus on health, tech and open spaces.

Illustration: Zoë Soriano

Podcast Interviews: Bill Gates On Covid-19, Joe Biden & Funding Vaccines

Our editor-in-chief Zanny Minton Beddoes asks the philanthropist and co-founder of Microsoft what it will take to defeat the coronavirus. They talk about why a Biden presidency might not transform America’s prospects of defeating the pandemic. 

And, as rich countries scramble to be front of the queue for vaccines, should it be down to charitable billionaires to fund vaccinating the world’s poorest?

Stanford: Researchers Find Way To “Regrow” New Cartilage In Joints

The Stanford researchers figured out how to regrow articular cartilage by first causing slight injury to the joint tissue, then using chemical signals to steer the growth of skeletal stem cells as the injuries heal. The work was published Aug. 17 in the journal Nature Medicine.

“Cartilage has practically zero regenerative potential in adulthood, so once it’s injured or gone, what we can do for patients has been very limited,” said assistant professor of surgery Charles K.F. Chan, PhD. “It’s extremely gratifying to find a way to help the body regrow this important tissue.”

STANFORD MEDICINE (Aug 17, 2020): Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have discovered a way to regenerate, in mice and human tissue, the cushion of cartilage found in joints.

Loss of this slippery and shock-absorbing tissue layer, called articular cartilage, is responsible for many cases of joint pain and arthritis, which afflicts more than 55 million Americans. Nearly 1 in 4 adult Americans suffer from arthritis, and far more are burdened by joint pain and inflammation generally.

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Morning News Podcast: Kamala Harris At DNC, Post Office, Stimulus Bill Talks

This Morning With Gordon Deal: DNC nominates Kamala Harris in a historic selection for VP, U.S. House to vote on $25 billion postal infusion, and the surprising way to tell you’ve had too much to drink.

Top New Travel Videos: “Summer In Switzerland” By Jan Knüsel (2020)

Filmed and Edited by: Jan Knüsel

Summer 2020 didn’t turn out as expected. All my Japan trips had to be cancelled. This was at the same time the perfect opportunity to travel across Switzerland and to get to know my beautiful home country a little bit better. In this short film you see Appenzell, the Aletsch Arena (Riederalp, Bettmeralp), St. Moritz, Vals, Lavertezzo, Ascona, Locarno, Zermatt, the Matterhorn, Chexbres, Montreux, Chillon Castle, Lake of Brienz, Iseltwald, Lauterbrunnen and Jungfraujoch.

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BMJ Podcast: What Is “Long-Covid” Syndrome?

Trisha Greenhalgh, professor of primary care health sciences at the University of Oxford has been a powerhouse of covid-19 evidence synthesis. She pulled together advice on doing remote consultations, on wearing masks to prevent spread, and a host of other information. She’s now turning her attention to “long-covid” – it’s becoming apparent that it’s not just an acute infection, patients are reporting chronic long term consequences of having the virus.

In this podcast, she describes what we know about long-covid, where the uncertainty lies, and what clinicians should be doing to help patients who are experiencing the symptoms.

Management of post-acute covid-19 in primary care https://www.bmj.com/content/370/bmj.m3026