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New findings on polymer structures could improve targeted medicine delivery

The new development, recently reported in the scientific journal Nature Communications, was led by Christopher Li, PhD, a professor in Drexel's College of Engineering whose research has centered around engineering polymer structures for special applications, in collaboration with Bin Zhao, PhD, a professor in the Chemistry Department at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
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Uber Will Require Drivers and Riders to Wear Face Masks As Countries Reopen

Uber will require that drivers and riders wear face masks or face coverings when using the platform in certain countries, including the U.S. The requirement is part of a new policy that Uber is preparing in order to restart its ride-hailing service during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more...
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Trump again shifts estimated US coronavirus death toll

President Donald Trump said Sunday that the US coronavirus death toll could reach 80,000 to 90,000, a considerable upward shift from his previous estimates last month.
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No rise in COVID-19 cases as Denmark eases lockdown

Outside of Asia, Denmark became the first nation to ease the forced social distancing norms or lockdown. Last week on Thursday, the officials declared that since the removal of the lockdown, there had been no rise in the number of COVID-19 cases. Their easing of the lockdown rules has been gradual, say the officials, and this process began in mid-April. There have been 9,721 reported cases and 484 deaths due to COVID-19 to date. The number of cases has also declined since 7th April.
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Hydroxychloroquine combined with azithromycin and abnormal heart rhythms in COVID-19 patients

A new study shows that the initially lauded combination of drugs against COVID-19 - Hydroxychloroquine and Chloroquine combined with azithromycin, could lead to abnormal and life-threatening heart rhythms. In patients hospitalized with the novel coronavirus infection or SARS CoV-2, this combination can lead to prolonged QT interval as can be detected on ECG.
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A 'sniff test' could signal consciousness after a brain injury

A team of scientists at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel revealed that the ability to detect smells predicts recovery and long-term survival in patients who had a severe brain injury. The study, published in the journal Nature, shows that the simple "sniff test," which is inexpensive and convenient, could help doctors to diagnose and develop treatments for patients who have brain injuries and unconsciousness.
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Study reveals antiviral properties of glycosaminoglycans against SARS-CoV-2

Glycosaminoglycans can inhibit cell invasion by acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and other coronaviruses, which supports the utilization of such therapeutics in the fight against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) – reports a new study available on the preprint server bioRxiv.
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Low molecular weight heparins inhibit SARS-CoV-2 cell invasion

A recent paper available on the preprint server bioRxiv* reports preliminary data on the ability of low molecular weight heparins to interact with the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), elicit structural changes in its key proteins and subsequently halt cell invasion.
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"Stratify-and shield" a potential alternative to COVID-19 lockdowns

Researchers in Scotland who have evaluated a “stratify-and shield” policy for combating coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the UK say it is time to consider the approach as an alternative to social distancing seriously.
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Practice social distancing because the lives of your health care workers matter

I was in medical school when the world saw the news of the Zika and Ebola viruses, but never have I seen mass hysteria to this level for COVID-19. No longer is coronavirus what is depicted in a copy of First Aid for the USMLE Step 1, where it says coronavirus is a cause for […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Anti-malarial drug use for COVID-19 associated with increased risk of cardiac arrhythmias

Since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a Public Health Concern of Global Interest on January 30, more than one million have tested positive for the illness in the United States, and more than 62,000 have died.
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Faced with 20,000 dead from coronavirus, nursing homes seek shield from lawsuits

NEW YORK — Faced with 20,000 coronavirus deaths and counting, the nation’s nursing homes are pushing back against a potential flood of lawsuits with a sweeping lobbying effort to get states to grant them emergency protection from claims of inadequate care. At least 15 states have enacted laws or governors’ orders that explicitly or apparently provide nursing homes and long-term care facilities some protection from lawsuits arising from the crisis. And in the case of New York, which leads the nat...
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Is there opportunity for physicians in the pandemic?

We are living in unprecedented times that will be pivotal for our beloved profession.  In the Dickens novel,  A Tale of Two Cities, the period of time in which the story was set was pivotal in the evolution of society and politics. Our current times may provide the setting that allows physicians to regain independence […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Heart Disease Prevention - Is Heart Disease Only Causes Of Edema?

Edema is the medical term for swelling. Things like a twisted ankle, a bee sting, or a skin infection will cause edema. Prolonged standing or sitting, heart diseases like congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathy, and other medical conditions like chronic lung diseases, kidney disease, liver disease, head trauma, and come critical illnesses can all lead to edema. Find out more at: https://www.howtopreventheartdisease.com/is-heart-disease-only-causes-of-edema.html ...
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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Reveals That Doctors Were Prepared to Announce His Death From Covid-19

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday said that the doctors who treated him were prepared to announce his death as he battled covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, according to a report in the Sun. Johnson said there was a strategy to deal with a “‘death of Stalin’-type scenario.”Read more...
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Inventor of hepatitis C cure wins prestigious award from University of Edinburgh

A medicinal chemist who found a cure for the viral disease hepatitis C has received a prestigious award from the University of Edinburgh.
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As lockdowns ease, some countries report new coronavirus infection peaks

ROME — While millions of people took advantage of easing coronavirus lockdowns to enjoy spring weather, some of the world’s most populous countries reported worrisome new peaks in infections Sunday, including India, which saw its biggest single-day jump yet. Second in population only to China, India reported more than 2,600 new infections. In Russia, new cases exceeded 10,000 for the first time. The confirmed death toll in Britain climbed near that of Italy, the epicenter of Europe’s outbreak, e...
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Discovery heralds a new strategy in the hunt for antibiotics

Scientists have identified a key process in the way bacteria protect themselves from attack - and it heralds a new strategy in the hunt for antibiotics.
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Nanostimulators can amp up stem cells' regenerative powers for muscle repair

In regenerative medicine, an ideal treatment for patients whose muscles are damaged from lack of oxygen would be to invigorate them with an injection of their own stem cells.
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'Happy hypoxia': unusual coronavirus effect baffles doctors

Some patients who appear not in distress are found to have dangerously low oxygen levelsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIt is a mystery that has left doctors questioning the basic tenets of biology: Covid-19 patients who are talking and apparently not in distress, but who have oxygen levels low enough to typically cause unconsciousness or even death.The phenomenon, known by some as “happy hypoxia” (some prefer the term “silent”) is raising questions about exactly how ...
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Should online shopping include online labs?

For $149, you can go online and obtain a “basic wellness” panel of labs. You can see for yourself if you have anemia or diabetes. For another $300, you can sign up for a “premium” package to check out how your liver and thyroid are doing. All of this can be done without even a […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Evidence-based methods for the decontamination of N95 respirators

This document is meant for information purposes. Please review the CDC guidelines for N95 mask contingency planning. FDA-approved methods On March 29, 2020, the FDA issued an emergency use authorization for a proprietary hydrogen peroxide vapor (HPV) system for the decontamination of N95 FFR. This system allows up to 20 cycles of decontamination. In a […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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North-west overtakes London for number of Covid-19 hospital cases

Latest figures reveal English regional differences in spread and peak of coronavirus Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMore people are in hospital with coronavirus in the north-west of England than in London, as regional differences in the spread and peak of the pandemic become increasingly apparent.Latest figures show 2,033 people in London hospitals compared to 2,191 in the north-west, where the peak for hospitalisation appears to have been on 13 April, compared to 8 ...
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Real-time monitoring of biochemical processes on DNA using infrared spectroscopy

DNA damage in general and DNA strand breaks in particular occur every day in all cells of the human body.
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Study reports cryo-EM structure of Remdesivir-bound RNA replicase complex from SARS-CoV-2

A team of Chinese scientists have reported the high-resolution cryo-EM structure of Remdesivir-bound RNA replicase complex from SARS-CoV-2, the infective virus of COVID-19.
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Florida's governor is ready to declare victory but the virus picture in the state is still unclear

Epidemiologists are still baffled by how the coronavirus pandemic has played out thus far in Florida but the state's governor isn't waiting much longer to declare his response a win.
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Why is Orange County’s coronavirus death rate lower than its neighbors’?

In the grim accounting of a pandemic that has killed more than 2,100 Californians, epidemiologists and sociologists are both clapping their hands and scratching their heads over the relatively low number of COVID-19 deaths so far in Orange County. Researchers don’t know exactly why, or how, Orange County – which reached a milestone 50 reported deaths Friday, May 1 and reported two more Saturday – saw far fewer fatalities than neighboring counties at the end of what was the deadliest month of the...
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Social distance, yes, but don’t be afraid of the outdoors

I am an ER physician in Jacksonville, FL. Yesterday, I learned that a top health official in New Zealand was reprimanded for taking his family to the beach. He did this after orders had been given to stay home, and strict social distancing had been mandated. This was not his only offense — he was […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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The human needs driving the rise in gardening, and how to start one

In the myriad of hobbies people have taken up to fill the time during the pandemic, one of the latest is gardening. Here's how you can use it to fulfill strong psychological needs and how to start a vegetable garden in a few easy steps.
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