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- :: bioRxiv Proteome specialization of anaerobic fungi during ruminal degradation of recalcitrant plant fiber
- :: TED Entropy, order and the theory of the multiverse Pianist ELEW and saxophonist Marcus Miller perform an ensnaring three-part set informed by their love of science, masterfully blending rock and jazz improv techniques. (Listen closely and you may also hear a take on Roger and Hammerstein's "My Favorite Things.")
- :: Phys.org Meteorite contains the oldest material on Earth: 7-billion-year-old stardust Stars have life cycles. They're born when bits of dust and gas floating through space find each other and collapse in on each other and heat up. They burn for millions to billions of years, and then they die. When they die, they pitch the particles that formed in their winds out into space, and those bits of stardust eventually form new stars, along with new planets and moons and meteorites. And in a meteorite that fell fifty years ago in Australia, scientists have now discovered stardust that formed 5 to 7 billion years ago-the oldest solid material ever found on Earth.
- :: GRANTS.GOV Strengthening the Delivery of Quality HIV/TB Laboratory Services at all Levels Including Quality Management Systems, Equipment, and Laboratory Network Optimization for Efficient Patient Management in the Kingdom of Eswatini under PEPFAR The Award Ceiling for Year 1 is 0 (none). CDC anticipates an Approximate Total Fiscal Year Funding amount of $5,000,000 for Year 1, subject to the availability of fundsThe Ministry of Health (MOH) in the Kingdom of Eswatini is committed to accomplishing the United Nations and PEPFAR 95-95-95 targets. While access to higher quality laboratory services in Eswatini has improved dramatically over the last few years through a reorganization of the laboratory system and efforts to introduce accreditation standards, the Eswatini Health Laboratory Service (EHLS) is still not meeting the challenges of the HIV and TB epidemics. Laboratory services are particularly challenged by absence of approved key policies and strategic plans, lack of laboratory management to provide strategic direction of the EHLS, lack of equipment and laboratory network optimization, and absorption of donor supported activities. This NOFO seeks to assist the MOH of Eswatini to address the identified challenges through the following objectives:Assist the EHLS to develop policies on the delivery of quality HIV/TB laboratory servicesFacilitate an active role for EHLS leadership in monitoring and evaluating (M&E) implementation of the Laboratory Strategic planProvide technical assistance (TA) to support increased access and coverage for quality HIV/TB laboratory servicesStrengthen laboratory information system (LIS) and Client Management Information System (CMIS) interoperabilityDevelop a transition plan for the MOH to absorb donor supported human resources (HR) and other recurring costs for selected HIV/TB activities