New data supports development of colchicine for the prevention of acute respiratory distress syndrome

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MONTREAL, Dec. 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TheMontreal Heart Institute (MHI) has announced that colchicine, a widely available low-cost drug, reduces acute lung injury (ALI), acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and respiratory failure in pre-clinical models1. The article reporting these results was published yesterday by the Public Library of Science ONE (PLOS ONE) 1.

“This study was designed and executed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic as there were no effective therapies at that time to prevent SARS-CoV-2 related lung injury and ARDS,” said Dr. Jean-Claude Tardif, Director of the MHI Research Center, Professor of Medicine at the University of Montreal, COLCORONA Principal Investigator and co-principal lead author of the study published in PLOS ONE. “In the context of COVID-19, there is an

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TDRI Leads to Launch Design Collaboration between Taiwan and Japan for Emergency Kits and Disaster Prevention Teaching Aids

TAIPEI, Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — To Taiwan and Japan, which are both island regions, and Turkey that has just been hit by a severe earthquake, disaster prevention has always been an important and highly regarded issue. Both Taiwan and Japan have extensive experience and professional know-hows in the area of disaster prevention, but the public still finds disaster prevention knowledge difficult and hard to understand. “Although disaster prevention is an important issue, a prevailing problem is that ‘its communication is difficult,'” said Vice Director Hirokazu Nagada of Design and Creative Center Kobe (KIITO).

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Emergency kit designed by Xiaobei Grocery Store and DHH Studio


Tzu Chi Foundation cooperates with S. Select Lab to design an emergency kit that can also promote disaster prevention knowledge

Thus, Taiwan Design Research Institute (TDRI) and KIITO have launched an international cooperation, where TDRI leads eleven teams, New Taipei City Government, disaster prevention education agencies, and Japanese advisors, for joint research and design development. The teams have developed promotion solutions of five emergency kits

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