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5-day Remdesivir dose works as well as the 10-day dose in COVID-19, study finds

With more than 5.8 million people infected with the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the search is on for an effective SARS-CoV-2 vaccine or drug to treat COVID-19 disease.
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How comorbidities affect SARS-CoV-2 viral entry

Almost from the start of the current COVID-19 pandemic, it has become clear that individuals suffering from other medical conditions like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and lung disease are far more likely to contract the infection and to have a poorer outcome.
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Coronavirus live news Australia: PM Scott Morrison to provide Covid-19 update after first national cabinet meeting in two weeks

Up to 20 people will be allowed to gather at weddings and up to 50 at funerals in New South Wales from Monday, while in Victoria working from home now a ‘formal direction’. Follow updates liveNSW restrictions on weddings and funerals relaxedVictorians told to continue working from homeFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsSign up for Guardian Australia’s morning mail email 4.16am BST There we go - 1.45pmIt’s in the m...
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Face masks essential in combating asymptomatic spread of SARS-CoV-2 aerosols and droplets

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) occurs through the transmission of droplets and aerosols from infected people through speaking, breathing, coughing, and sneezing. Wearing masks can reduce the airborne transmission of the novel coronavirus, a new study finds. The research is published in the journal Science.
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Actress Taraji P. Henson joins CNN's Anderson Coop...

Actress Taraji P. Henson joins CNN's Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta to discuss her mental health program aimed at helping those suffering during the coronavirus pandemic and the impact on the African American community.
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Biophysicists reveal molecular mechanism behind light-driven sodium pumping

An international research team has for the first time obtained the structure of the light-sensitive sodium-pumping KR2 protein in its active state.
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Stem cell treatments elicit full structural regeneration of the sun-aged skin

For a while now, some plastic surgeons have been using stem cells to treat aging, sun-damaged skin. But while they've been getting good results, it's been unclear exactly how these treatments - using adult stem cells harvested from the patient's own body - work to rejuvenate "photoaged" facial skin.
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Research finds delayed treatment for ischemic stroke patients during COVID-19 pandemic

New research published today in the Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery shows ischemic stroke patients are arriving to hospitals and treatment centers an average of 160 minutes later during the COVID-19 pandemic, as compared with a similar timeframe in 2019.
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Examining the envelope protein of SARS-CoV-2

A new study by researchers at the University of Valencia and published on the preprint online server bioRxiv in May 2020 reports the topology of the envelope protein of the virus, which could contribute to a better understanding of how the virus interacts with other cell components and hopefully help to fight the disease better.
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Ludwig Cancer Research study profiles immune landscape of brain tumors

A Ludwig Cancer Research study has profiled, in a sweeping comparative analysis, the distinct immune landscapes of tumors that arise in the brain, or gliomas, and those that metastasize to the organ from the lungs, breast and skin.
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Dual-pathway approach can lead to better outcomes in patients with heart stents

Pairing a blood-thinning drug with aspirin daily for patients who have an angioplasty with a stent can contribute to better health outcomes, including lower risk of death, than aspirin alone, according to a recent study by cardiologists at the University of Alberta and Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute.
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Brazilian researchers design low-cost mechanical ventilators

A group of researchers at the University of São Paulo's Engineering School (POLI-USP) in Brazil have developed a mechanical ventilator that costs only approximately 7% as much as a conventional ventilator.
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Cardiac surgery stalled as novel coronavirus spread

As the novel coronavirus spread across the globe in early 2020, hospitals worldwide scaled back medical procedures, including life-saving heart surgery, to deal with the emerging threat of COVID-19.
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Nanoscope received NIH grant to advance ultrafast laser-based gene delivery to the retina

The Nanoscope team has developed Multi-Characteristic Opsins to sensitize cells toward low level of white light so that vision is improved at ambient room light.
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Oncologists highlight the need for more palliative care training

Oncologists who practice and teach at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center are calling on medical oncology training programs to invest substantially more time educating physicians about palliative care and how to talk to patients about "bad news."
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Maria Van Kerkhove, the technical lead for the Cov...

Maria Van Kerkhove, the technical lead for the Covid-19 response at the World Health Organization, and Dr. Leana Wen joined CNN's coronavirus town hall to explain how coronavirus can be transmitted. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains how you can protect yourself while eating out at a restaurant as the country continues to reopen.
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Dr. Sanjay Gupta ends the CNN global coronavirus t...

Dr. Sanjay Gupta ends the CNN global coronavirus town hall with a message that many coronavirus-related deaths could have been prevented, noting countries with lower death tolls.
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Will telemedicine make us better diagnosticians?

We have all heard that 90 percent of the time, a patient’s history provides the diagnosis before we even perform a physical exam or order any tests. At the same time, much of our reimbursement used to hinge on how many body systems we examined. Like so many other things in the new reality we […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Together, We Grieve: Dr. Sanjay Gupta's bonus coronavirus podcast for May 28

As the coronavirus' death toll in the U.S. surpasses 100,000 victims, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta takes a moment to reflect on this tragic milestone and commemorate those we've lost.
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CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta has some coronavirus safety...

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta has some coronavirus safety tips for those who choose to start eating out at restaurants again.
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Experts join CNN's Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay ...

Experts join CNN's Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta to talk about lessons learned throughout the coronavirus pandemic, and famed science writer David Quammen explains how he predicted a pathogen similar to coronavirus eight years ago in his book "Spillover."
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New coronavirus cases are declining in parts of the US but experts say more deaths are coming

No one wants to see another horrific milestone like the one reached this week. But armed with new knowledge about how coronavirus spreads, scientists say there are ways to help minimize future tragedies.
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Coronavirus Australia live news: NSW eases restrictions on weddings and funerals as Victorians ordered to continue working from home – latest updates

Up to 20 people will be allowed to gather at weddings and up to 50 at funerals in New South Wales from Monday, while in Victoria working from home now a ‘formal direction’. Follow updates liveNSW restrictions on weddings and funerals relaxedVictorians told to continue working from homeFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsSign up for Guardian Australia’s morning mail email 2.35am BST Schools closing was a bit of a ch...
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Combination therapy found to be effective against IDH1-mutated acute myeloid leukemia

A combination therapy of ivosenidib (IVO) plus venetoclax (VEN) with or without azacitidine (AZA) was found to be effective against a specific genetic subtype of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in a Phase Ib/II trial led by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
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Targeted drugs shrink breast cancer tumors in mice without toxic side effects

A team of researchers led by Worcester Polytechnic Institute Provost Wole Soboyejo has identified targeted drugs that reduced the sizes of hard-to-treat breast cancer tumors in mice without inducing the toxic side effects that are typically associated with conventional chemotherapy.
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Temple research suggests new way to prevent abdominal aortic aneurysm therapeutically

The main thoroughfare that carries oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the abdomen is known as the abdominal aorta.
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Scientists from gnomAD Consortium release first set of discoveries on human genetic variation

For the last eight years, the Genome Aggregation Database Consortium (and its predecessor, the Exome Aggregation Consortium, or ExAC), has been working with geneticists around the world to compile and study more than 125,000 exomes and 15,000 whole genomes from populations around the world.
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Study provides groundwork for restoring nerve-muscle connection in ALS

Patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, lose muscle control as nerve cells or neurons in the brain and spinal cord degenerate and can no longer send signals to muscles.
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How having cancer can put Covid-19 patients at higher risk of dying

Patients whose cancer was getting worse or spreading were more than five times more likely to die in the space of a month if they caught Covid-19, researchers told a meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology this week.
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