How are older adults coping with the mental health effects of COVID-19? Analysis reveals resilience in many individuals and what factors may be driving it — ScienceDaily

Older adults are especially vulnerable to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic — with higher risks of severe complications and death, and potentially greater difficulties accessing care and adapting to technologies such as telemedicine. A viewpoint article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association notes that there’s also a concern that isolation during the pandemic could be more difficult for older individuals, which could exacerbate existing mental health conditions. Information gathered over the past several months suggests a much more nuanced picture, however.

“Over the spring and summer of 2020, we were struck by a number of individual studies from all over the world that reported a consistent theme: Older adults, as a group, appeared to be withstanding the strains on mental health from the pandemic better than all other age groups,” said lead author Ipsit Vahia, MD, medical director of the Geriatric Psychiatry Outpatient Services and the

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RESILIENCE Launches to Change the Future of Medicine through Manufacturing Innovation

SAN DIEGO and BOSTON, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — RESILIENCE (National Resilience, Inc.), a new company building the world’s most advanced biopharmaceutical manufacturing ecosystem, announced its launch today. 

The company will actively invest in developing powerful new technologies to manufacture complex medicines that are defining the future of therapeutics, including cell and gene therapies, viral vectors, vaccines, and proteins. In doing so, it seeks to overcome one of the biggest challenges the biopharmaceutical industry is facing in pioneering novel treatment modalities – manufacturing. RESILIENCE will dramatically increase overall production capacity for these modalities, ensuring that important medicines are accessible to all patients in need and protecting against supply chain disruption.

“We created RESILIENCE to reimagine biopharmaceutical manufacturing through unprecedented investment in technology and a best-in-class team to execute our vision,” said Robert Nelsen, RESILIENCE founder, Chairman of the Board, and managing director at ARCH Venture Partners. “COVID-19 has

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Tetra Tech Wins $50 Million FEMA Disaster Resilience Contract

Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTEK), a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services, announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded a Tetra Tech-led joint venture a five-year, single-award contract, valued up to $50 million, to increase resilience and reduce the costs of recovery efforts in disaster-stricken communities.

Under FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Technical Assistance Program, Tetra Tech will help communities plan for and recover from increasingly frequent and intense natural disasters. Our team will provide essential technical support services for effective hazard mitigation programs to reduce damages due to flood, earthquake, and wildfire events and increase community resilience throughout FEMA regions 5, 6, and 7, which includes 15 midwestern states.

The Tetra Tech team will use innovative technologies to efficiently collect data, assess damaged properties, and prioritize disaster-impacted areas to enable FEMA to direct resources to support rapid recovery and increased community resilience to future events. The team’s

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Some tropical forests show surprising resilience as temperatures rise

The world’s hottest rainforest is located not in the Amazon or anywhere else you might expect, but inside Biosphere 2, the experimental scientific research facility in the desert outside Tucson, Arizona. A recent study of tropical trees planted there in the early 1990s reported a surprising result: They have withstood temperatures higher than any likely to be experienced by tropical forests this century.

The study adds to a growing tally of findings that are giving forest scientists something that’s been in short supply lately: hope. Plants may have unexpected resources that could help them survive—and perhaps even thrive—in a hotter, more carbon-rich future. And while tropical forests still face both human and natural threats, some researchers believe dire reports of their impending decline due to climate change may have been exaggerated.

“Biology is ingenious,” says Scott Saleska, an ecologist at the University of Arizona in Tucson and co-leader of the

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SpaceX Resilience capsule crew boards space station for historic mission

NASA astronaut Michael Hopkins is the first crew of SpaceX's Resilience capsule to enter the International Space Station early Tuesday. Photo courtesy of NASA

NASA astronaut Michael Hopkins is the first crew of SpaceX’s Resilience capsule to enter the International Space Station early Tuesday. Photo courtesy of NASA

Nov. 17 (UPI) — Four astronauts entered the International Space Station early Tuesday to hugs and cheers from the orbiter’s current residents following a historic launch from Florida on board Resilience, SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule.

Resilience with its SpaceX Crew 1 lifted off from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center on Sunday night for a 27 1/2-hour flight through space that ended with a

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‘SpaceX, This Is Resilience’: Four Astronauts Begin Six-Month Stay on Space Station | Top News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Four astronauts riding a newly-designed spacecraft from Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX greeted their new crewmates aboard the International Space Station on Tuesday after successfully docking in a landmark achievement for private space travel.

In NASA’s first full-fledged mission ferrying a crew into orbit on a privately-owned spacecraft, the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule dubbed Resilience opened its hatch door shortly after 1 a.m. EST (0600 GMT), two hours after docking and 27 hours after launching atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Fla.

“SpaceX, this is Resilience. Excellent job. Right down the center,” Crew Dragon commander Mike Hopkins said from the spacecraft after docking. “SpaceX and NASA, congratulations, this is a new era of operational flights to the International Space Station from the Florida coast.”

A few minutes later, the crew of three Americans and one Japanese astronaut emerged from the capsule and boarded the station,

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Astronauts Board ISS From SpaceX’s ‘Resilience’

Four astronauts carried into orbit by a SpaceX Crew Dragon boarded the International Space Station on Tuesday, the first of what NASA hopes will be many routine missions ending US reliance on Russian rockets.

The “Resilience” spacecraft docked autonomously with the space station some 260 miles (400 kilometers) above the Midwestern US state of Ohio at 11:01pm on Monday (0401 GMT Tuesday), completing a 27.5-hour journey.

NASA astronauts Shannon Walker (L), Victor Glover (2nd L), Mike Hopkins (2nd R) and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Soichi Noguchi (R), are pictured wearing SpaceX spacesuits in a dress rehearsal ahead of the Crew Dragon launch NASA astronauts Shannon Walker (L), Victor Glover (2nd L), Mike Hopkins (2nd R) and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Soichi Noguchi (R), are pictured wearing SpaceX spacesuits in a dress rehearsal ahead of the Crew Dragon launch Photo: NASA / Joel KOWSKY

The crew’s three Americans — Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker — along with Japan’s Soichi Noguchi, each floated in zero gravity through a hatch and onto the ISS, where they were cheered and embraced by the station’s three crew

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SpaceX’s ‘Resilience’ Lifts 4 Astronauts Into NASA’s New Era of Spaceflight

It’s not yet the same as hopping on commuter flight from New York to Washington or renting a car from Avis, but Sunday’s launch of four astronauts to the International Space Station in a capsule built by SpaceX was a momentous step toward making space travel commonplace and mundane.

In the future, instead of relying on spacecraft built by NASA or other governments, NASA astronauts and anyone else with enough money can by a ticket on a commercial rocket.

“This is truly a commercial launch vehicle,” Jim Bridenstine, the NASA administrator, said during a post-launch news conference, “and we’re grateful to our partners at SpaceX for providing it.”

NASA designated Sunday night’s launch as the first operational flight of the Crew Dragon spacecraft built and operated by SpaceX, the rocket company started by Elon Musk. The four astronauts aboard — three from NASA, one from JAXA, the Japanese space agency

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4 astronauts make history as SpaceX’s ‘Resilience’ launches for International Space Station

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Its name is Resilience.



a tower with smoke coming out of it: A SpaceX Falcon9 rocket, with the Crew Dragon capsule attached, lift's off from Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39-A Sunday Nov. 15, 2020, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Four astronauts are beginning a mission to the international Space Station. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) ORG XMIT: VASH107


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A SpaceX Falcon9 rocket, with the Crew Dragon capsule attached, lift’s off from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39-A Sunday Nov. 15, 2020, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Four astronauts are beginning a mission to the international Space Station. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara) ORG XMIT: VASH107

It’s made of titanium, aluminum and carbon fiber. It can withstand temperatures exceeding 2,700 degrees Fahrenheit as it barrels through Earth’s atmosphere – but it’s more than a spacecraft. To the astronauts that named the capsule, it’s a symbol of what mankind can accomplish in the face of extreme adversity.

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“I think all of us can agree 2020 has certainly been a challenging year: A global pandemic, economic hardships, civil unrest, isolation. And despite all of that SpaceX and NASA has kept the production line open and finished this amazing vehicle that’s

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The Invisible Threat: Building Cyber Resilience to Respond to the Rise in Third Party Cyberthreats

Last year, the number of targeted attacks — which often seek the crown jewels of sensitive, critical data — reported by the average federal agency soared from 211 to 320, a 53% increase. This is according to Accenture’s recent report, “State of Cyber Resilience – Federal Edition,” which surveys the threat landscape faced by federal agencies and the responses effective in quashing those threats. 

The good news is federal agencies are getting more adept about protecting their IT infrastructures and successfully thwarting traditional data breach methods, slashing the number of data breaches by 43% last year, according to the report. 

Even still, a new threat is looming: Increasingly, hackers, cyber criminals and other threat actors are finding new ways to infiltrate government systems through indirect attacks on suppliers, contractors and other third parties. Adversaries are shifting their target from an agency’s direct perimeter to the diffuse network of suppliers and

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