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1 In 10 Coronavirus Patients With Diabetes Die Within A Week, Study Finds

(CNN) — One in 10 coronavirus patients with diabetes died within the first seven days of hospitalization, and one in five needed a ventilator to breathe, according to a new study by French researchers. Diabetes is one of the underlying health conditions that health experts believe put people at greater risk for developing more severe symptoms of Covid-19 and  , published in the journal Diabetologia Thursday, seems to confirm this. The researchers looked at more than 1,300 coronavirus patients in...
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Pangolins may have incubated the novel coronavirus, gene study shows

A deep dive into the genetics of the novel coronavirus shows it seems to have spent some time infecting both bats and pangolins before it jumped into humans, researchers said Friday.
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Liberty University Adjunct Professor Resigns Over Jerry Falwell’s Blackface & KKK Mask

In normal times, this story would rock the evangelical world. As things stand, it barely registered. However, examining the situation, it is incredible that Jerry Falwell is still president at Liberty University. On May 27, Falwell tweeted: Just so folks outside Virginia unfamiliar with the pic on the mask understand: it is from the personal page of the medical school yearbook of @GovernorVA . Just a way to shine a spotlight on the fact that Democrats are and always have been the real racists i...
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GMU researcher receives $150,000 for COVID-19 networked meta-population modeling and analysis

Cameron Nowzari, Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, received $150,000 from the National Science Foundation for a project in which he and his collaborators are developing numerical methods and mathematical models to provide complementary support to the epidemiologists worldwide who are working to understand how COVID-19 spreads.
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Newer treatment approaches may reduce risk of therapy-related hematologic cancers

While breakthrough treatments have emerged for several cancers over the last two decades, driving striking improvements in survival and other clinical outcomes, too little is known about the risk of therapy-related hematologic cancers following targeted and immunotherapeutic approaches.
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First-ever oncology hospital-at-home program improves patient outcomes, reduces hospitalizations

Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah (U of U) presented the first outcomes evaluation of an adult oncology hospital-at-home program today at the 2020 American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting.
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Clinical trial shows anti-tumor responses in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer patients

The preliminary results of a Phase I clinical trial conducted by researchers at the Yale Cancer Center have shown that ARV-110, an androgen receptor PROTAC protein degrader, demonstrates clinical evidence of anti-tumor responses in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) who have failed prior therapy.
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C-DOCTOR receives $30-million grant from NIDCR for tissue and organ regeneration research

The initiative aims to propel USC forward as the epicenter of tissue and organ regeneration research.
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One in 10 Covid-19 patients with diabetes die within a week, study finds

One in 10 coronavirus patients with diabetes died within the first seven days of hospitalization, and one in five needed a ventilator to breathe, according to a new study by French researchers.
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Monoclonal antibody therapy achieves modest reduction in recurrence for patients with HER2-positive DCIS

The addition of the monoclonal antibody therapy Trastuzumab to radiotherapy did not reach the protocol objective of a 36% reduction in the ipsilateral breast tumor recurrence rate for women with HER2-positive ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) on the NRG Oncology clinical trial NSABP B-43.
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High-throughput analysis of blood plasma could help identify biomarkers for ALS

High-throughput analysis of blood plasma could aid in identification of diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), according to research from North Carolina State University.
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Study examines COVID-19-related stress and coping strategies in people with chronic conditions

Active coping, denial, emotional support, humor and religion are among the coping strategies that help people with chronic conditions and disabilities deal with stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recently published study written by researchers at The University of Texas at El Paso.
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Adoptive T-cell therapy targeting MAGE-A4 achieves responses in patients with multiple solid tumors

The adoptive T-cell therapy ADP-A2M4, which is engineered to express a T-cell receptor (TCR) directed against the MAGE-A4 cancer antigen, achieved responses in patients with multiple solid tumor types, including synovial sarcoma, head and neck cancer and lung cancer, according to results from a Phase I clinical trial led by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
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Using functional MRI to demonstrate neural suppression in autism

According to the National Autism Association, people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may experience sensory hypersensitivity.
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UMSOM scientists develop experimental rapid diagnostic test for COVID-19

Scientists from the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) developed an experimental diagnostic test for COVID-19 that can visually detect the presence of the virus in 10 minutes.
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Targeted therapy tepotinib shows durable response in NSCLC patients with METex14 skipping mutation

Patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and the MET exon 14 (METex14) skipping mutation had a 46.5% objective response rate to the targeted therapy drug tepotinib, as shown in a study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine and presented at the 2020 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting ASCO20 Virtual Meeting (Abstract 9556 - Poster 322) by researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
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UTHSC researcher awarded NIH grant to study age-related multimorbidity

A UTHSC researcher has been awarded an R15 grant from the National Institutes of Health for her work to identify and understand trends in age-related multimorbidity.
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Trump decision to leave WHO endangers global health, medical groups say

Groups representing infectious disease doctors, pediatricians and general physicians all protested President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the World Health Organization on Friday, saying it will make it harder to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
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30 podcasts in 30 days: The Podcast by KevinMD launches Monday

The Podcast by KevinMD launches this Monday, June 1, 2020. We start with three podcasts on Monday, followed by 30 podcasts in 30 days. I talk with KevinMD contributors who share their stories, in their own words. Each interview is designed to be 10 to 20 minutes in length: concise, digestible, and filled with information, […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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30 podcasts in 30 days: The Podcast by KevinMD launches this Monday

The Podcast by KevinMD launches this Monday, June 1, 2020. We start with three podcasts on Monday, followed by 30 podcasts in 30 days. I talk with KevinMD contributors who share their stories, in their own words. Each interview is designed to be 10 to 20 minutes in length: concise, digestible, and filled with information, […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Targeted therapy pralsetinib shows high response rates in patients with RET fusion-positive cancers

The targeted therapy pralsetinib appears to have high response rates and durable activity in patients with a broad variety of tumors harboring RET gene fusions, according to results from the international Phase I/II ARROW trial, led by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
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Addition of monoclonal antibody to trimodality therapy offers no benefit in HER2 over expressing esophageal cancer

Results of the NRG Oncology clinical trial RTOG 1010 indicated that the addition of the monoclonal antibody trastuzumab to neoadjuvant trimodality treatment did not improve disease-free survival outcomes for patient with HER2 overexpressing local and locally advanced esophageal adenocarcinoma.
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New tool predicts COVID-19 peaks around the world

As of late May, COVID-19 has killed more than 325,000 people around the world. Even though the worst seems to be over for countries like China and South Korea, public health experts warn that cases and fatalities will continue to surge in many parts of the world.
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Nathan Turner death: scientists to test town's sewage to try and solve coronavirus mystery

Baffled investigators hope to reveal how many people in Blackwater may have been exposed or unknowingly have the virusScientists will sift through the sewage of a central Queensland town to try to find the source of a Covid-19 infection that claimed the life of a 30-year-old man.As Queensland recorded no new Covid-19 cases and only six active cases on Saturday, authorities remain baffled by the Blackwater infection. Continue reading...
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Paid sick leave mandates may be helping to slow the spread of COVID-19

Paid sick leave (PSL) mandates like those found in the federal government's Families First Coronavirus Response Act may be helping to slow the spread of COVID-19, according to a new study by health economists at Georgia State and Tulane universities.
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Study finds nitrous oxide use during labor to be safe with rare side effects

Researchers at the University of Colorado College of Nursing and the School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology at the Anschutz Medical Campus found that the use of nitrous oxide as a pain relief option for individuals in labor is safe for newborn children and laboring individual, and converting to a different form of pain relief such as an epidural or opioid is influenced by a woman's prior birth history and other factors.
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Survival probabilities in esophageal surgery increase with volume of hospital services

In complex surgery, is there a correlation between the volume of services provided per hospital and the quality of treatment results? This is the question addressed in eight commissions on minimum volumes that the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA) awarded to the Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care.
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A new method to efficiently predict the spread of COVID-19 pandemic

Rochester Institute of Technology scientists have developed a method they believe will help epidemiologists more efficiently predict the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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New technology developed to map cholesterol metabolism in the brain

A team of researchers led by Swansea University have developed new technology to monitor cholesterol in brain tissue which could uncover its relation to neurodegenerative disease and pave the way for the development of new treatments.
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Older men exhibit less COVID-19 worries than others

Older men may be at greater risk of contracting COVID-19 because they worry less about catching or dying from it than women their age or than younger people of both sexes, according to a new study by Sarah Barber, a gerontology and psychology researcher at Georgia State University.
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