Infrastructure plan invests in the future. Letter, Schenectady, New York

Michaels, Robert A. Infrastructure plan invests in the future. Letter, Schenectady, New York; Daily Gazette, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/350609274_Michaels_Robert_A_Infrastructure_plan_invests_in_the_future_Letter_Schenectady_New_York_Daily_Gazette_3_April_2021, 3 April 2021; ABSTRACT The Biden Administration wisely is promoting a farsighted infrastructure bill, costing trillions of dollars. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg described it as “generational.” The bill deserves bipartisan and unanimous support, in the context of the adage “penny-wise, dollar-foolish.” Many examples illustrate that inaction may cost (a lot) more than action....

April 3, 2021 · Robert A. Michaels, PhD

Mars rover landing conjures images of 1900s odyssey. Letter, Schenectady, New York

Michaels, Robert A. Mars rover landing conjures images of 1900s odyssey. Letter, Schenectady, New York; Daily Gazette, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/349570937_Michaels_Robert_A_Mars_rover_landing_conjures_images_of_1900s_odyssey_Letter_Schenectady_New_York_Daily_Gazette_24_February_2021, 24 February 2021; ABSTRACT The perilous arrival of the Mars rover Perseverance at Jezero Crater on Feb. 18 inspires me to place two of its technologies in a larger perspective. On approach, Perseverance used instruments to plot its course to the surface, much as a shark detects odors and vibrations to plot its course to potential prey....

February 24, 2021 · Robert A. Michaels, PhD

Comment on “Viral evolution may herald new pandemic phase.”

Michaels, Robert A. Comment on “Viral evolution may herald new pandemic phase.” Science Magazine, e-Letter, online: https://science.sciencemag.org/content/371/6525/108/tab-e-letters, 19 January 2021; ABSTRACT Development of vaccines to protect against Covid-19 has progressed to clinical trials against a largely invisible background of rapid genetic evolution of the SARS-CoV-2 RNA virus in the UK and other countries (Kupferschmidt, 8 January). The UK, however, has been a standout for detection of the B....

January 19, 2021 · Robert A. Michaels, PhD

Look at risks of in-person schooling. Letter, Schenectady, New York

Michaels, Robert A. Look at risks of in-person schooling. Letter, Schenectady, New York; Daily Gazette, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/347358002_Look_at_Risks_of_In-person_Schooling_Letter_to_the_Editor_Daily_Gazette_Newspaper_Schenectady_New_York_16_December_2020, 16 December 2020; ABSTRACT The need to adopt effective strategies to suppress our surging COVID-19 pandemic lends urgency to the question of whether schools should be open or closed. Infection risks at schools may be lower than at students’ homes. Many New Yorkers therefore advocate keeping non-residential elementary, middle and high schools open....

December 16, 2020 · Robert A. Michaels, PhD

Pearson Syndrome, a rare fatal childhood mitochondrial disease

Lopes, Kariny Louize; Lilia Rosário Ribeiro, Heslley Machado Silva, and Robert A. Michaels. Pearson syndrome, a rare mitochondriopathy – case report. Brazilian Journal of Development (Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil), 6(11):85,542-9, doi: 10.34117/bjdv6n11-103, November 2020; Abstract: Pearson’s Syndrome (PS) is a rare multisystemic mitochondriopathy caused by deletions and/or duplications in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). We describe a girl, age 3 years and 10 months, who was diagnosed with PS. The case highlights two main characteristics of PS: dysfunction in the hematopoietic system, and pancreatic exocrine insufficiency....

November 23, 2020

Daily Gazette letter: science denial and Covid-19

Abstract: Tension exists between managing the current pandemic with economies open vs. closed. The optimum, as in New York State, embraces both sequentially. New York’s Covid-19 data responded predictably, enabling phased re-opening of regional economies. This is a tribute to science. In other states, as science deniers are tragically learning, inadequate data and premature re-opening allowed their pandemic time bombs to explode. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342715717_Look_to_science_data_to_slow_Covid-19_Letter_to_the_Editor_Daily_Gazette_Newspaper_Schenectady_New_York_Sunday_5_July_2020 The url link above navigates to the letter on ResearchGate, where it can be read and/or downloaded at no charge....

July 6, 2020 · Robert A. Michaels, PhD

Serology testing for antibodies induced by Covid-19 may indicate past exposure without past infection

Michaels, Robert A. Serology testing for antibodies induced by Covid-19 may indicate past exposure without past infection. Science, e-Letter, online: https://science.sciencemag.org/content/368/6495/1060/tab-e-letters, 18 June 2020. This item also is available on ResearchGate, in the Project titled Contaminants of Emerging Concern, via the following url link: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342318952_Michaels_Robert_A_Serology_testing_for_antibodies_induced_by_Covid-19_may_indicate_past_exposure_without_past_infection_Science_e-Letter_online_httpssciencesciencemagorgcontent36864951060tab-e-letters

June 21, 2020 · Robert A. Michaels, PhD

ABCEP Mentoring Program

ABCEP Mentoring Program By Robert A. Michaels and Jim Yawn*, Co-Administrators: Many of us have been influenced positively by people in our lives. If a Mentor has been one of those influences, you may already know how powerful that can be. One of the most valuable benefits of ABCEP membership is the Mentoring Program. *Michaels, RA; and James F. Yawn. ABCEP Mentoring Program. Collingswood, New Jersey; Academy of Board Certified Environmental Professionals, ABCEP Newsletter, 1 Q1/Q2, https://www....

June 14, 2020 · Robert A. Michaels and Jim Yawn

COVID-19 risks and risk management in New York State's Capital Area

Dr. Michaels on 16-March published an article on the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic: Michaels, Robert A. Covid-19 risks and risk management in New York State’s Capital Area. ResearchGate, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/339956601_Covid-19_Risks_and_Risk_Management_in_New_York_State's_Capital_Area, online 16 March 2020. The url link above navigates to the article on ResearchGate, where it can be read and/or downloaded at no charge.

March 17, 2020 · Dr. Robert A. Michaels

Michaels presentation to New York State Bar Association, Energy and Environmental Law Section

Dr. Robert A. Michaels on 31 January 2020 made an invited presentation to the New York State Bar Association, Energy and Environmental Law Section. The presentation, titled Contaminants of Emergent Concern, is available for viewing and/or download at no charge, at the following url: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/339055672_Legacy_Contaminants_of_Emergent_Concern. Description: Concern about historic (‘legacy’) contaminants may be emerging as information about their toxic effects and toxic potency increases, and with discovery of their presence at toxic levels in various environmental media....

February 16, 2020 · RAM TRAC Corporation