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Jonas Brothers and Marshmello illustration by Heather Skovlund for 360 Magazine

The Jonas Brothers × Marshmello – Leave Before You Love Me

­MARSHMELLO AND JONAS BROTHERS RELEASE “LEAVE BEFORE YOU LOVE ME” OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO

‘REMEMBER THIS’ TOUR PRE-SALE BEGINS TODAY, ON SALE BEGINS THURSDAY

WATCH “LEAVE BEFORE YOU LOVE ME” OFFICIAL VIDEO HERE “REMEMBER THIS” TOUR PRE-SALE AVAILABLE HERE NOW

Award-winning global superstar Marshmello and GRAMMY Award-nominated powerhouse trio Jonas Brothers release the official video for their new song “Leave Before You Love Me.”

Watch “Leave Before You Love Me” – HERE.

The release follows last night’s incredible Billboard Music Awards performance that saw the band close out the show, which was hosted by Nick Jonas, with a special medley including the new song with Marshmello and teased their upcoming song ‘Remember This.’

Watch the epic performance HERE.

“Leave Before You Love Me” arrives hot on the heels of the Jonas Brothers’ REMEMBER THIS Tour announcement. The 44-date summer tour kicks off August 20th in Las Vegas, NV with country star Kelsea Ballerini as support. REMEMBER THIS Tour presales begin today and public onsale this Thursday, May 27th HERE.

Marshmello, known for smash hits ‘Happier,’ ‘Silence’ and ‘Friends, releases his first NFT project, Welcome to the Melloverse!. The project is the first DiFi powered NFT drop featuring exclusive music and experiences – check it out HERE. The famously masked artist is also slated to headline this year’s UEFA Champions League final opening ceremony. He will deliver an epic virtual performance on Saturday May 29th that precedes one of the world’s most watched live sporting events. Be on the lookout for his next dance album later this year!

Remember This Tour Dates:

August 20th Las Vegas, NV Park Theater
August 21st Las Vegas, NV Park Theater
August 25th Chula Vista, CA North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
August 27th Mountain View, CA* Shoreline Amphitheatre
August 28th Wheatland, CA* Toyota Amphitheatre
August 30th Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
September 1st Ridgefield, WA Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre
September 2nd Nampa, ID Ford Idaho Center Amphitheatre
September 3rd West Valley City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
September 5th Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
September 7th Maryland Heights, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis
September 8th Milwaukee, WI American Family Insurance Amphitheater / Summerfest
September 9th Noblesville, IN Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
September 11th Prior Lake, MN* Mystic Lake Casino Hotel (Mystic Lake)
September 12th Tinley Park, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago
September 14th Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
September 16th Nashville, TN TBA
September 17th Nashville, TN TBA
September 18th Atlanta, GA* Music Midtown
September 21st Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
September 22nd Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
September 24th Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium
September 25th Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Amphitheatre
September 26th Syracuse, NY St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheatre at Lakeview
September 28th Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
September 29th Hartford, CT XFINITY Theatre
October 1st Boston, MA Fenway Park
October 2nd Wantagh, NY Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
October 5th Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
October 6th Burgettstown, PA The Pavilion at Star Lake
October 7th Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion
October 9th Virginia Beach Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheatre
October 10th Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
October 12th Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
October 13th Raleigh, NC Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
October 15th Jacksonville, FL Daily’s Place
October 16th Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
October 17th West Palm Beach, FL iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
October 18th Pelham, AL Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
October 21st Rogers, AR Walmart Amp (Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion)
October 22nd Dallas, TX Dos Equis Pavilion
October 23rd The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
October 26th Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
October 27th Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl

*Kelsea Ballerini not appearing on this date

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Award-winning global superstar Marshmello and GRAMMY Award-nominated powerhouse trio Jonas Brothers return with a new song just in time for summer, “Leave Before You Love Me”–listen HERE via Republic Records. It’s chill beats provided by Marhmello match perfectly with the Jonas Brothers’ smooth vocals and the end result is a perfect summer hit. 

Jonas Brothers will close out the upcoming 2021 Billboard Music Awards, which Nick Jonas is hosting, with a special medley performance including the new song with Marshmello. 

“Leave Before You Love Me” arrives hot on the heels of the Jonas Brothers’ Remember This Tour announcement. The 44-date summer tour kicks off August 20th in Las Vegas, NV with country star Kelsea Ballerini as support.

The Remember This tour gets its name from the Jonas Brothers’ new song of the same title which will kick off a special partnership with NBCUniversal in anticipation of the Tokyo Olympics this summer. The song will debut on June 18th, the first night of the U.S. Track and Field Trials. “Remember This” will tell an Olympic-inspired story with athlete imagery and will feature a special message from the Jonas Brothers.

In addition to the debut of the song, the Jonas Brothers will make their first-ever performance of “Remember This” within NBCUniversal’s coverage of the Games this summer. The in-Games version of the single will include new lyrics inspired by the Tokyo Olympics and Team USA.

The partnership surrounding “Remember This” complements the premier of Olympic Dreams featuring the Jonas Brothers, which was announced earlier this week and will air two days before the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics on July 21 at 8 p.m. on NBC.

Marshmello also has released his first NFT project, Welcome to the Melloverse! The project is the first DiFi powered NFT drop featuring exclusive music and experiences – check it out HERE. The famously masked artist is also slated to headline this year’s UEFA Champions League final opening ceremony. Additionally, be on the lookout for his next dance album later this year!

JONAS BROTHERS RELEASE SPECIAL SONG “REMEMBER THIS” FOR NBCUNIVERSAL’S COVERAGE OF THE TOKYO OLYMPICS
 
ANNOUNCE MULTIPLE ACTIVATIONS WITH NBCUNIVERSAL LEADING UP TO AND DURING TOKYO OLYMPICS
 
‘REMEMBER THIS’ TOUR LAUNCHES THIS SUMMER

LISTEN TO “REMEMBER THIS” HERE


GRAMMY® Award-nominated powerhouse trio Jonas Brothers unveil “Remember This” today. Teaming up with NBCUniversal, the band will officially debut the song during the broadcast of the first night of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for track & field between 10pm-11pm ET on NBC—in advance of the Tokyo Olympics on July 23.
 
“Remember This” might just be one of their most upbeat, undeniable, and uplifting anthems to date. On the track, guitar echoes as percussive production ramps up towards the expansive and engaging chant, “Used to pray for a moment just like this, there’s a fire in your eyes I can’t resist, baby we’re gonna wanna remember this.
 
Deepening their Olympic Games relationship with NBCUniversal, they’ll perform the song for the first time within NBCUniversal’s coverage of the Tokyo Olympic Games this summer. Additionally, the “In-Games” version will feature new lyrics inspired by the Olympic Games and Team USA. Not to mention, Olympic Dreams Featuring Jonas Brothers airs two days before the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics on July 21 at 8pm ET/PT on NBC.
 
The band recently joined forces with Marshmello for the song “Leave Before You Love Me,” which is quickly climbing radio charts and is already Top 20 at both Top 40 & Hot AC US radio formats. Watch the music video, which quickly amassed over 10 million views HEREWhats more, they closed out the Billboard Music Awards–hosted by Nick Jonas–with a show-stopping rendition of “Leave Before You Love Me” and high-energy medley, which included a preview of “Remember This.” Billboard appropriately described it as “Fiery.
 
Watch the epic performance HERE.
 
In August, Jonas Brothers embark on the REMEMBER THIS Tour. The 44-date summer tour kicks off August 20th in Las Vegas, NV with country star Kelsea Ballerini as support. REMEMBER THIS Tour tickets are on sale HERE.
 
This year, the brothers will also release their highly anticipated memoir “Blood” on November 9th, which fans can pre-order HERE.
 
Jonas Brothers will make this a year to remember.

Remember This Tour Dates:

August 20th

Las Vegas, NV

Park Theater

August 21st

Las Vegas, NV

Park Theater

August 25th

Chula Vista, CA

North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre

August 27th

Mountain View, CA*

Shoreline Amphitheatre

August 28th

Wheatland, CA*

Toyota Amphitheatre

August 30th

Auburn, WA

White River Amphitheatre

September 1st

Ridgefield, WA

Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre

September 2nd

Nampa, ID

Ford Idaho Center Amphitheatre

September 3rd

West Valley City, UT

USANA Amphitheatre

September 5th

Denver, CO

Red Rocks Amphitheatre

September 7th

Maryland Heights, MO

Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis

September 8th

Milwaukee, WI

American Family Insurance Amphitheater / Summerfest

September 9th

Noblesville, IN

Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center

September 11th

Prior Lake, MN*

Mystic Lake Casino Hotel (Mystic Lake)

September 12th

Tinley Park, IL

Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago

September 14th

Clarkston, MI

DTE Energy Music Theatre

September 16th

Nashville, TN

TBA

September 17th

Nashville, TN

TBA

September 18th

Atlanta, GA*

Music Midtown

September 21st

Cincinnati, OH

Riverbend Music Center

September 22nd

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Blossom Music Center

September 24th

Hershey, PA

Hersheypark Stadium

September 25th

Darien Center, NY

Darien Lake Amphitheatre

September 26th

Syracuse, NY

St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheatre at Lakeview

September 28th

Saratoga Springs, NY

Saratoga Performing Arts Center

September 29th

Hartford, CT

XFINITY Theatre

October 1st

Boston, MA

Fenway Park

October 2nd

Wantagh, NY

Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

October 5th

Holmdel, NJ

PNC Bank Arts Center

October 6th

Burgettstown, PA

The Pavilion at Star Lake

October 7th

Camden, NJ

BB&T Pavilion

October 9th

Virginia Beach

Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheatre

October 10th

Bristow, VA

Jiffy Lube Live

October 12th

Charlotte, NC

PNC Music Pavilion

October 13th

Raleigh, NC

Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek

October 15th

Jacksonville, FL

Daily’s Place

October 16th

Tampa, FL

MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre

October 17th

West Palm Beach, FL

iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre

October 18th

Pelham, AL

Oak Mountain Amphitheatre

October 21st

Rogers, AR

Walmart Amp (Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion)

October 22nd

Dallas, TX

Dos Equis Pavilion

October 23rd

The Woodlands, TX

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

October 26th

Phoenix, AZ

Ak-Chin Pavilion

October 27th

Los Angeles, CA

Hollywood Bowl

*Kelsea Ballerini not appearing on this date

ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS
A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Black Thought, Drake, Florence + the Machine, Greta Van Fleet, Hailee Steinfeld, Jack Johnson, James Blake, James Bay, Jessie J, John Mellencamp, Jonas Brothers, Julia Michaels, Kid Cudi, Lil Wayne, Lorde, Metro Boomin, NAV, Nicki Minaj, Of Monsters and Men, Pearl Jam, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings, Boominati Worldwide, Brushfire, Casablanca Records, Cash Money, Lava Records, XO, Young Money, among others. Republic also maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with Universal Music Latin Entertainment (J Balvin and Karol G).  In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey), Sony Pictures (Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse) and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises. Extending further into the worlds of film, television, and content, Republic launched Federal Films in order to produce movies and series powered by the label’s catalog and artists. Its first production was the Jonas Brothers documentary Chasing Happiness for Amazon Prime Video.

"Remember This" Artwork via Danielle Gonzalez at Republic Records Media for use by 360 Magazine

Science Tech Illustration by Gabrielle Archuleta

Blood Discovery Research x UVA

Blood Discoveries Advance Effort to Grow Organs, Battle Cancer 

New Research Reveals Important Insights Into How Our Bodies Make Blood 

CHARLOTTESVILLE, V.A.– Pioneering research into how our bodies manufacture the cells that make blood has moved us closer to regrowing tissues and organs. These findings also may let doctors grow the cells for transplantation into people to battle cancer, blood disorders and autoimmune diseases.

Researcher Karen K. Hirschi, PhD, of the Department of Cell Biology and Cardiovascular Research Center at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, has developed a simple and efficient way to generate “hemogenic endothelial cells.” These cells are the first step in the production line of blood cells, and Hirschi’s new findings provide a blueprint for creating them outside of the body.

“By studying how hemogenic endothelial cells develop normally, we gain the insight needed to generate them in the lab,” Hirschi said. “Now that we have established a method to produce human hemogenic endothelial cells outside of the body, we will continue to improve their production and function as we learn more about the mechanisms that promote their normal development.”

Building Blood-Making Factories

Hirschi’s latest work, published in a pair of scientific papers, offers important insights into how hemogenic endothelial cells form, and how they ultimately give rise to the cells that directly manufacture blood.

Writing in the prestigious journal, Science, she and her team reveal a key trigger that causes the endothelial cells to “transdifferentiate,” or turn into blood-making factories, during embryonic development. These blood-making (i.e. hemogenic) endothelial cells generate hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs) that have long been used for the treatment of cancer and other diseases. Typically, they are taken from sources such as an individual’s bone marrow, but doctors would like to be able to manufacture them quickly and easily for patients on demand. “Generating human hemogenic endothelial cells in the lab from each patient that needs HSPC is the first step toward patient therapies for blood disorders,” Hirschi said.

In a paper published nearly simultaneously in Cell Reports, Hirschi unveils a blueprint for creating the hemogenic endothelial cells, the source of HSPCs, outside of the body. The secret is a substance called retinoic acid. You may have heard of retinoic acid in association with beauty products, but in this case its responsibilities include triggering genes to cause “hematopoietic transition”–to put more vascular endothelial cells in the business of making blood by producing HSPCs.

The new insights provided by the work “will improve our ability to apply developmental insights to the generation of distinct endothelial cell subtypes for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine,” the researchers write in their new paper. “In addition, our system could likely be developed further to optimize the generation of transplantable HSPCs from human hemogenic endothelial cells for clinical therapies.”

The approach offers several advances over existing means, including being quicker and less expensive, the researchers note.

“We hope our continued efforts will move us closer to treating both vascular and blood disorders,” Hirschi said. “These studies highlight the importance of basic cell and developmental biology research as a foundation for devising strategies for patient-specific clinical therapies.”

Hirschi was recruited from Yale in 2019 to join the faculty in the Department of Cell Biology, which has long been interested in addressing how embryos develop and applying this basic knowledge to the repair and regeneration of damaged tissues and organs.

Findings Published

The Science paper was authored by Dionna M. Kasper, Jared Hintzen, Yinyu Wu, Joey J. Ghersi, Hanna K. Mandl, Kevin E. Salinas, William Armero, Zhiheng He, Ying Sheng, Yixuan Xie, Daniel W. Heindel, Eon Joo Park, William C. Sessa, Lara K. Mahal, Carlito Lebrilla, Hirschi and Stefania Nicoli. The work was supported by the National Institutes of Health (grants F32HL132475, U54DK106857, 1K99HL141687, R01HL130246, R56DK118728, R01HL146056. R01HL128064, R01DK118728 and R01GM049077) and the American Heart Association (grants 19PRE34380749 and19TPA34890046).

The research team responsible for the Cell Reports paper consisted of Jingyao Qiu, Sofia Nordling, Hema H. Vasavada, Eugene C. Butcher and Hirschi. That work was supported by NIH grants HL128064, U2EB017103, R01-AI130471 and R01-CA228019; CT Innovations grant 15-RMB-YALE-04; Department of Veterans Affairs Merit Review award I01BX002919; the Swedish Society for Medical Research; and a Stanford Dean’s Fellowship.

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Nanodroplets & Ultrasound ‘Drills’ Prove Effective at Tackling Blood Clots

Engineering researchers have developed a new technique for eliminating particularly tough blood clots, using engineered nanodroplets and an ultrasound “drill” to break up the clots from the inside out. The technique has not yet gone through clinical testing. In vitro testing has shown promising results.

Specifically, the new approach is designed to treat retracted blood clots, which form over extended periods of time and are especially dense. These clots are particularly difficult to treat because they are less porous than other clots, making it hard for drugs that dissolve blood clots to penetrate into the clot.

The new technique has two key components: the nanodroplets and the ultrasound drill.

The nanodroplets consist of tiny lipid spheres that are filled with liquid perfluorocarbons (PFCs). Specifically, the nanodroplets are filled with low-boiling-point PFCs, which means that a small amount of ultrasound energy will cause the liquid to convert into gas. As they convert into a gas, the PFCs expand rapidly, vaporizing the nanodroplets and forming microscopic bubbles.

“We introduce nanodroplets to the site of the clot, and because the nanodroplets are so small, they are able to penetrate and convert to microbubbles within the clots when they are exposed to ultrasound,” says Leela Goel, first author of a paper on the work. Goel is a Ph.D. student in the joint biomedical engineering department at North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

After the microbubbles form within the clots, the continued exposure of the clots to ultrasound oscillates the microbubbles. The rapid vibration of the microbubbles causes them to behave like tiny jackhammers, disrupting the clot’s physical structure, and helping to dissolve the clots. This vibration also creates larger holes in the clot mass that allow blood borne anti-clotting drugs to penetrate deep into the clot and further break it down.

The technique is made possible by the ultrasound drill – which is an ultrasound transducer that is small enough to be introduced to the blood vessel via a catheter. The drill can aim ultrasound directly ahead, which makes it extremely precise. It is also able to direct enough ultrasound energy to the targeted location to activate the nanodroplets, without causing damage to surrounding healthy tissue. The drill incorporates a tube that allows users to inject nanodroplets at the site of the clot.

In in vitro testing, the researchers compared various combinations of drug treatment, the use of microbubbles and ultrasound to eliminate clots, and the new technique, using nanodroplets and ultrasound.

“We found that the use of nanodroplets, ultrasound and drug treatment was the most effective, decreasing the size of the clot by 40%, plus or minus 9%,” says Xiaoning Jiang, Dean F. Duncan Distinguished Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at NC State and corresponding author of the paper. “Using the nanodroplets and ultrasound alone reduced the mass by 30%, plus or minus 8%. The next best treatment involved drug treatment, microbubbles, and ultrasound – and that reduced clot mass by only 17%, plus or minus 9%.  All these tests were conducted with the same 30-minute treatment period.

“These early test results are very promising.”

“The use of ultrasound to disrupt blood clots has been studied for years, including several substantial studies in patients in Europe, with limited success,” says co-author Paul Dayton, William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering at UNC and NC State.  “However, the addition of the low-boiling point nanodroplets, combined with the ultrasound drill has demonstrated a substantial advance in this technology.”

“Next steps will involve pre-clinical testing in animal models that will help us assess how safe and effective this technique may be for treating deep vein thrombosis,” says Zhen Xu, a professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Michigan and co-author of the paper.

SonoVascular, Inc.

A startup called SonoVascular, Inc., which was co-founded by Jiang, has licensed the ultrasound “drill” technology from NC State. SonoVascular and NC State are hoping to work with industry partners to advance the technology. The low-boiling point nanodroplets, co-invented by Dayton, have also been issued a U.S. patent. That technology has been licensed by spinout company Triangle Biotechnology, Inc., which was co-founded by Dayton. Study co-authors Dayton, Kim, Xu and Jiang have also filed a patent application related to nanodroplet-mediated sonothrombolysis.

For More Information

The paper, “Nanodroplet-Mediated Catheter-Directed Sonothrombolysis of Retracted Blood Clots,” is published open access in the journal Microsystems & Nanoengineering. The paper was co-authored by Huaiyu Wu and Bohua Zhang, who are Ph.D. students at NC State; and Jinwook Kim, a postdoctoral researcher in the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at UNC and NC State.

The work was done with support from the National Institutes of Health, under grant R01HL141967.

PUMA × NINTENDO TEAM UP

PUMA teams up with the iconic video game brand, Nintendo, to bring consumers the latest of a string of J. Cole’s signature basketball shoes: the RS-Dreamer Super Mario 64. The launch is in celebration of the 35th anniversary of Super Mario, and is the successor of PUMA and J. Cole’s previous collaboration, the now sold-out RS-Dreamer ‘Blood, Sweat and Tears.’

The debut collaboration with Nintendo features design elements reminiscent of Super Mario 64. The new pair of J. Cole’s signature shoes take the quintessential video game to the basketball court with its striking red and blue colorway and animated feature font and design. 

The silhouette features PUMA Hoops technology, which includes a disruptive cord lacing system for a snug and responsive fit, a ProFoam midsole and RS-Foam heel for maximum energy return, and a high abrasion rubber outsole for increased grip.

Like past collaborations between J. Cole and PUMA, the shoe will cross league boundaries and be worn by both NBA and WNBA players during their respective leagues’ play. The new release comes shortly after PUMA’s debut of the highly anticipated RS-Dreamer, J. Cole’s signature basketball sneaker in July, and its additional colorways in August.

The RS-Dreamer Super Mario 64 will retail for $125 and will be available starting this Friday, September 4, exclusively in store and online at the Foot Looker Inc., PUMA.com, and the PUMA NYC Store.

J. Cole illustrated by Mina Tocalini for 360 MAGAZINE.

J. Cole × PUMA

After the highly anticipated launch of J. Cole’s signature basketball sneaker for PUMA – the RS-Dreamer – the two will be releasing additional, limited-edition colorways of the signature shoe in August.

The first release – ‘Blood, Sweat and Tears’ – is inspired by the grit, determination and hard work needed to accomplish one’s dreams, despite the obstacles faced or time passed. With countless hours putting pen to paper and throwing shots up behind closed gym doors, J. Cole knows the grind like no other. So, Cole and PUMA Hoops are paying respects to putting in that work with this next Dreamer drop – The RS-Dreamer Blood, Sweat and Tears.

The newest drop features an audacious red colorway, the Dreamer logo and PUMA Hoops tech; these kicks are ready to grind, as long as you are too. Nothing worth having comes easy. Available in limited quantities, the new launch comes after the initial debut of the RS-Dreamer in July, which sold out online and in-stores within minutes.

Retailing for $125, the limited-edition RS-Dreamer ‘Blood, Sweat and Tears’ will be available starting this Monday, August 17th at 10:00 AM EST exclusively on PUMA.com and FootLocker.com

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A photo of the PUMA R-S Dreamer shoes.

World's AIDS Day, szemui ho, 360 MAGAZINE

Youth Against AIDS

Youth Against AIDS and AXA announce a collaboration to build a prevention platform for the young generation

On occasion of World AIDS Day 2019 Youth Against AIDS (YAA) and AXA announced a collaboration to support YAA´s efforts to create a comprehensive sexual health and prevention platform for the young generation.

Digital tools and technical innovations are creating new opportunities in the fight against sexually transmitted diseases. This is especially true for prevention amongst young people. YAA and AXA use the advantages of the omnipresence of smartphones and growing demand of digital services to reach young people regardless of location or time. The platform, called FAQ YOU, includes a chatbot to answer the most common and pressing questions about sexual health and sexually transmitted diseases (FAQs) 24/7. The beta version of the chatbot will be launched in the US. Further tools will be integrated into the platform which will give  young users guidance to services like conducting HIV tests, finding an STI clinic or condom dispensers or getting in touch with medical services via tele medicine. The platform aims to complement personal counseling services, which are often unavailable for young people, at at later stage.

“Today, we see many silos in the sexual health sector. It remains a challenge for our generation to access credible content, get the right answers on demand and to access youth-friendly services. We want to change this by creating a digital one-stop-shop solution for all needs on sexual health and  education that meet the needs of our young target group. We believe that we need more innovation in prevention and FAQ YOU will be our answer to push these topics and to make a difference in the life of young people. We are grateful for the commitment of AXA that enables us to use modern technologies to help our generation to live healthier lives.”

Daniel Nagel, CEO Youth against AIDS 

“The partnership with Youth Against AIDS is very exciting for AXA – with this initiative we support YAA to evolve from a communication and awareness channel for youth to a digital source of health related content and services on sexual health and other taboo topics. We bring our expertise in emerging technologies and data while remaining true to our commitment to health and disease prevention.”

– Astrid Stange, Chief Operating Officer AXA Group




Youth Against AIDS Head of Product Anna Konopka and Astrid Stange, Chief Operating Officer AXA Group.
 

About Youth against AIDS (YAA)

Youth Against AIDS is an international youth-focused NGO. 

YAA develops innovative sexual health information and dialogue services for young people. To achieve their goals, the young team finds new paths to old challenges: unconventional and courageous. YAA networks with partners who play a role in the lives of  the young target group and implement innovative formats with them – both online and locally. This ensures that YAA  is present in the everyday life of young people. The organisation’s offers are open to everyone, easy to understand and always available.

What is important to us: respectful interaction without fear of contact – with oneself and others. We create awareness without fear.

Virtual Cardiovascular System

MU scientists advance a way to track changes in a person’s cardiovascular system

Scientists have discovered a way to provide early detection of various cardiovascular diseases — a mathematical model of the ballistocardiogram. While an electrocardiogram uses a contact approach to measure the electrical activity of the heart, a ballistocardiogram is a non-contact way of measuring the mechanical effect of the blood flow through the cardiovascular system.

“Even when we stand or lie still, our mass redistributes inside our body and generates a bodily motion that can be captured with a ballistocardiogram,” said Giovanna Guidoboni, the lead researcher on the study at the University of Missouri. “By applying our mathematical model, we can see information that we haven’t previously known about an individual’s cardiovascular system, such as the elasticity of the arteries, the contractility of the ventricles in the heart, or the viscoelasticity of the blood vessels. We built a virtual cardiovascular system by mathematically modeling the blood flow in our bodies.”

For more on the study published in IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, please click here.

Ash vs Evil Dead

STARZ KICKS ASH AT NEW YORK COMIC CON, SURPRISING FANS WITH PREMIERE OF SEASON THREE 

Starz Releases Three New Images from “Ash vs Evil Dead” Season Three


“Ash Vs Evil Dead © 2018 Starz Entertainment, LLC. All rights reserved.”

Today at New York Comic Con, Starz premiered episode 301 of original series “Ash vs Evil Dead” to a crowd of 2,200 at the Hammerstein Ballroom. “Family,” written by showrunner Mark Verheiden and directed by Mark Beesley finds that Ash has gone from zero to hero in Elk Grove! With evil defeated and humanity saved, there was only one thing left to do: open a hardware store. His peace is short lived when evil returns with a new target close to his heart.
 
The surprise screening was followed by the previously announced “Ash vs Evil Dead” panel, moderated by Entertainment Editor, Terri Schwartz. Panelists included: Bruce Campbell (executive producer, star), Ray Santiago (Pablo Simon Bolivar), Dana DeLorenzo (Kelly Maxwell), along with newcomers Arielle Carver-O’Neill (Brandy Barr) and Lindsay Farris (Dalton – a Knight of Sumeria).

 
Ash vs Evil Dead” Season Three will premiere on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 9PM ET/PT.

 
Starz also released three new images from “Ash vs Evil Dead” Season Three featuring a variety of scenes from the new season including Lucy Lawless as Ruby in a new look, Arielle Carver-O’Neill as Brandy Barr, Ash’s long lost daughter, as well as a group shot with Ray Santiago (Pablo) and Dana DeLorenzo (Kelly).
 
About “Ash vs Evil Dead” Season Three
“Ash vs Evil Dead,” a 10-episode half-hour series, is the highly acclaimed follow-up to the classic horror film, The Evil Dead.  

 
The third season finds Ash, having gone from murderous urban legend to humanity-saving hometown hero, discovering that he has a long lost daughter who’s been entrusted in his care. When Kelly witnesses a televised massacre with Ruby’s fingerprints all over it, she returns with a new friend to warn Ash and Pablo that evil isn’t done with them yet. Blood is thicker than water in the battle of good vs Evil Dead.

 
Bruce Campbell (The Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”) leads the cast, reprising the role of Ash Williams; Lucy Lawless (“Salem,” “Spartacus”) as Ruby, devises her most diabolical plan to defeat Ash and raise hell on earth; Ray Santiago (“Touch,” Meet the Fockers) as Pablo Simon Bolivar, forever loyal to Jefe (Ash) will realize his true destiny in the battle against evil; and Dana DeLorenzo (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas) as Kelly Maxwell, whose single goal is to kill Ruby and end the Evil Dead torment once and for all. New to the cast for season three are Arielle Carver-O’Neill (“House Husbands”) as Brandy Barr, Ash’s long lost daughter left in his care when her mother meets an untimely demise; Lindsay Farris (“Home and Away,” Primal) as Dalton, leader of an ancient order called the Knights of Sumeria, who seek Ash to lead their fight against The Dark Ones. Lee Majors (“The Six Million Dollar Man”) returns as Brock Williams to warn Ash from beyond the grave.

 
Sam Raimi serves as Executive Producer with Rob Tapert (Evil Dead, “Spartacus,” “Xena: Warrior Princess”), Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”), Ivan Raimi (Drag Me To Hell, Spider-Man 3) and Rick Jacobson (“Spartacus”). Mark Verheiden (“Battlestar Galactica,” “Daredevil”) serves as Executive Producer / Showrunner. Ian Williams (“Power”) serves as Co-Producer and Moira Grant (“Spartacus”) serves as Producer.

 
“Ash vs Evil Dead” Season Three will also be available for streaming or download on the STARZ app beginning with the season premiere on Sunday, February 25, 2018.

 
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