Severe COVID-19 Increases Risk for Peripheral Nerve Damage

The study covered in this summary was published on medRxiv.org as a preprint and has not yet been peer reviewed. Key Takeaways Patients with COVID-19 are at increased risk for peripheral nerve injuries (PNIs) that can lead to long-term neurologic impairment. Mechanical stress may contribute to the development of PNIs. The most commonly observed site … Read more

PTSD Symptoms Common in Families of COVID Patients

The pandemic has significantly affected the mental health of family members of patients with COVID-19, including high rates of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression, new research suggests. In a prospective cohort study of more than 500 individuals, those related to intensive care unit patients with COVID-19 acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) had a … Read more

India’s interim H2 strategy ‘will push down cost of green hydrogen by up to 75% by 2030’

India’s decision last week to waive electricity transmission fees for green hydrogen production will help reduce the cost of renewable H2 to about $1.50/kg by 2030 — as much as 75% lower than today’s prices, according to a senior Indian oil company executive. India unveiled the first part of its national hydrogen strategy last week, … Read more

NREL To Collaborate With Eight Teams on Innovations To Unlock Equitable Solar in Underserved Communities

Teams Will Receive Direct Funding and More Than a Year of Technical Support as They Explore New Forms of Equitable Solar Adoption in Residential and Commercial-Scale Settings Equitable Solar in Underserved Communities Solar energy is taking off in the United States. The US Energy Information Agency projects that solar power will account for nearly half … Read more

Shattering The Energy Independence Myth

We are often told that energy independence is a matter of national security. In an opinion piece published in the New York Times on February 22, two authors suggest energy independence for the US is not about pumping more oil and gas. It is about pushing the renewable energy and EV revolutions forward. Who are … Read more

Psychiatrist Found Guilty in $110 Million Fraud Scheme

A Florida jury has found a Palm Beach psychiatrist guilty of one count of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud and wire fraud and 11 counts of healthcare fraud. Mark Agresti, MD, 59, was convicted of illegally billing $110 million of medically unnecessary urinalysis services for patients living at Good Decisions Sober Living (GDSL), a drug … Read more

Lighting Experts Encourage Innovative Use of Advanced Lighting

The Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Initiative introduced the Integrated Lighting Campaign (ILC) in 2020 to encourage facility owners, operators, and managers to save energy and reinvest those savings in their facilities. This initiative offers resources and support to participants. It also highlights how participants are integrating lighting with other building systems to achieve energy … Read more