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Study finds nearly 40% drop in stroke evaluations during COVID-19 pandemic

The number of people evaluated for signs of stroke at U.S. hospitals has dropped by nearly 40% during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study led by researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis who analyzed stroke evaluations at more than 800 hospitals across 49 states and the District of Columbia.
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NIH clinical trial evaluates antiviral plus anti-inflammatory drug for COVID-19

A randomized, controlled clinical trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of a treatment regimen of the investigational antiviral remdesivir plus the anti-inflammatory drug baricitinib for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has begun.
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Researchers discover new type of antigen-presenting immune cell

With a discovery that could rewrite the immunology textbooks, an international group of scientists, including the teams of Bart Lambrecht, Martin Guilliams, Hamida Hammad, and Charlotte Scott (all from the VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research) identified a new type of antigen-presenting immune cell.
Tags: Health, Charlotte Scott, VIB UGent Center for Inflammation Research, Bart Lambrecht Martin Guilliams Hamida Hammad


Coronavirus live news Australia: 17th death at Newmarch House as some states ease restrictions – latest update

The latest fatality was a 92-year-old great-grandmother; a total of 69 people associated with the aged care facility have tested positive for Covid-19. Follow all the news, liveSign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsCoronavirus Australia maps and cases: live numbers and statistics 4.35am BST Good afternoon, it’s Elias Visontay here. Thanks to my colleague Ben Doherty for taking us through the morning....
Tags: Health, Australia, India, World news, Australia news, Queensland, New South Wales, Qantas, Victoria, Tasmania, Delhi, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Chennai, Guardian Australia


More selective elimination of leukemic and hematopoietic stem cells

Acute myeloid leukemia is an aggressive cancer of the blood-forming system. It affects the hematopoietic stem cells, or blood stem cells, of various white blood cells and of the red blood cells and platelets.
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US falls short in coronavirus testing in some areas of the country

Coronavirus testing is still lacking in many parts of the US
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Coronavirus live news Australia: 17th death at Newmarch House as Queensland records third day of zero new cases – latest update

The latest fatality was a 92-year-old great-grandmother; a total of 69 people associated with the aged care facility have now tested positive for coronavirus. Follow all the news, liveSign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsCoronavirus Australia maps and cases: live numbers and statistics 3.14am BST A 17th resident of Sydney’s beleaguered Newmarch House has died overnight.92-year-old great-grandmother ...
Tags: Health, Australia, World news, Australia news, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Guardian Australia, Australian Capital Territory (ACT, Coronavirus outbreak, Newmarch House


Our pupil can follow rhythms that arise in the environment

When we find something particularly beautiful or impressive, we literally get big eyes: Our pupils dilate. The pupil controls how much light enters the eye and falls on the retina.
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Protein shredder in brain cells indirectly regulates fat metabolism

A protein shredder that occurs in cell membranes of brain cells apparently also indirectly regulates the fat metabolism.
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Triple drug therapy helps coronavirus patients recover more quickly, study finds

Coronavirus patients given a three-drug cocktail got better more quickly, Hong Kong researchers reported.
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AGS honors expert and emerging professionals in geriatric care

The American Geriatrics Society annually honors researchers, clinicians, educators, and emerging health professionals who have made outstanding contributions to high-quality, person-centered care for older people.
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Coronavirus live news Australia: Queensland records third day of zero new cases this week – latest update

Queensland plans to reopen pubs, ACT now allows gatherings of 10 people, but Victoria and NSW remain more conservative. Follow all the news, liveSign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsCoronavirus Australia maps and cases: live numbers and statistics 2.21am BST Not the best strapline for a movie to be honest.Greg Hunt, federal health minister, has spoken to the media (well, perhaps a medium, it appeare...
Tags: Health, Australia, World news, Australia news, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, Greg Hunt, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory, NSW, Guardian Australia, WA, Andrews


Tissue engineering can play an important role during COVID-19 pandemic

Tissue engineering has a unique set of tools and technologies for developing preventive strategies, diagnostics, and treatments that can play an important role during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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FDA grants emergency approval for first at-home saliva-based coronavirus test

Rutgers' RUCDR Infinite Biologics received an amended emergency use authorization from the FDA late Thursday for the first SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus test that will allow people to collect their own saliva at home and send to a lab for results.
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Foxg1 gene works like a molecular knob to control neocortical activity

It works like a very fine "molecular knob" able to modulate the electrical activity of the neurons of our cerebral cortex, crucial to the functioning of our brain.
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VP Pence’s press secretary tests positive for coronavirus

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE and AAMER MADHANI WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence’s press secretary has the coronavirus, the White House said Friday, making her the second person who works at the White House complex known to test positive for the virus this week. President Donald Trump, who publicly identified the affected Pence aide, said he was “not worried” about the virus spreading in the White House. Nonetheless, officials said they were stepping up safety protocols for the complex. Pence spok...
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Vietnamese Americans worry Newsom’s coronavirus remark could spur anti-Asian backlash

Leaders in Orange County’s Vietnamese American community said Friday they were “surprised and disappointed” with California Gov. Gavin Newsom, who a day earlier pointed to a nail salon as the first site of community spread of the coronavirus. It wasn’t so much what he said, but how he said it. “This whole thing started in the state of California, the first community spread, in a nail salon,” Newsom said during his news briefing Thursday in answer to a question from a reporter. “I’m very worried ...
Tags: Health, News, California, China, America, Sport, Soccer, United States, Vietnam, Local News, Orange County, Gavin Newsom, Saigon, Grove, Laguna Hills, Nguyen


Life-Saving Lullabies spread Covid-19 precautions among African women

RESEARCHERS at the University of Huddersfield are harnessing the power of song to spread vital healthcare messages - including Covid-19 precautions - among African women thanks to major funding from Britain's Arts and Humanities Research Council.
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New breakthrough in chemistry could accelerate drug development

Scientists have successfully developed a new technique to reliably grow crystals of organic soluble molecules from nanoscale droplets, unlocking the potential of accelerated new drug development.
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Learning to cope with the pandemic from palliative care patients 

I’m a palliative care chaplain who provides spiritual support to patients with serious, life-changing, and for some, life-threatening, illnesses. A common story they tell is an illness, like a storm, blew them off their life’s map.  They find themselves lost in the unfamiliar territory of sickness. The future, once certain and promising, is now uncertain […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Childhood vaccinations plunge since Covid-19 pandemic started, CDC says

Childhood vaccinations have plunged since the Covid-19 pandemic started hitting the US, the CDC says.
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NYPD’s Prejudiced Law Enforcement Doesn’t Take a Break During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The New York Police Department hasn’t let the coronavirus pandemic go to waste when it comes to pulling the same racist bullshit: The agency issued 374 criminal summonses related to alleged violations of the city’s social distancing guidelines between March 16 and May 5—and over 81 percent of them went to New Yorkers…Read more...
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New antibiotic guidelines could save more lives in intensive care units

More lives could be saved in intensive care units around the world if new antibiotic guidelines designed by The University of Queensland are adopted.
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For months, parents have been counting their bless...

For months, parents have been counting their blessings amid reports that the novel coronavirus generally seemed to spare children. Now, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is warning of disturbing signs that children might not be immune to risks related to Covid-19.
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New guide could help hospitals to prioritize and plan operations

As fast and sharp as a cut from a scalpel, the coronavirus pandemic forced hospitals across America to slash elective surgical cases in March and April, to slow the risk of infection and make room for surges of patients.
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Researchers discover molecular mechanism that helps HSV1 infect the brain

Herpes simplex virus (HSV1) infections are initiated at mucosal surfaces where the virus infects epithelial cells.
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States paid millions for coronavirus supplies that never arrived

States are banding together to increase their buying power and help prevent fraud, after paying millions of dollars for supplies that never arrived. CNN's Drew Griffin reports.
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Coronavirus live news Australia: some states begin easing to step 1 restrictions – latest update

Queensland plans to reopen pubs, ACT now allows gatherings of 10 people, but Victoria and NSW remain more conservative. Follow all the news, liveSign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsCoronavirus Australia maps and cases: live numbers and statistics 11.26pm BST Good morning beloved readers, I hope these missives find you well. Ben Doherty at Guardian HQ (this morning, the quietest room in my noisy, no...
Tags: Health, Australia, World news, Australia news, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory, NSW, Guardian Australia, Ben Doherty, Australian Capital Territory (ACT, Coronavirus outbreak



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