Maternal SARS-CoV-2 infection not harmful in first trimester pregnancies

A new Danish study published on the preprint server medRxiv in June 2020 shows that infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in early pregnancy does not carry an increased risk of fetal harm.
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'An American fiasco': US hits grim milestone of 2m Covid-19 cases

'An American fiasco': US hits grim milestone of 2m Covid-19 cases. Pandemic has devastated US, but experts warn lack of testing and early reopening mean ‘we’re only seeing the tip of the iceberg’
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Females mount stronger T-cell response to SARS-CoV-2

A new study published on the preprint server medRxiv in June 2020 shows that immune cells, antibody levels, cytokine levels, and viral loads contribute to the sex difference seen in response to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).
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Decisions made for incapacitated patients often not compatible with care requested by families

Researchers from Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University report that nearly half of the time medical treatments and orders received for incapacitated patients were not compatible with goals of care requested by their surrogate decision makers.
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New protocol to deliver optimal care for breastfeeding women with breast cancer

Managing women with breast cancer who are breastfeeding is a complex issue. The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine presents new recommendations in the peer-reviewed journal Breastfeeding Medicine.
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A lead compound can significantly reduce or eliminate toxoplasmosis and malaria

Toxoplasma gondii infection is one of the most frequent parasitic infections of humans. This parasite is present in the brain of an estimated two billion people--about 40 percent of all humans on earth. It is endemic throughout the world, causing water and food-borne epidemics that result in toxoplasmosis.
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Reports highlights financial challenges facing households of children with ASD

An autism diagnosis can present a number of challenges for families from learning about the neurodevelopment disorder and accessing support services and resources to financial struggles.
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Sask. parents left with questions after province says kids will return to school this fall

Regina mother Kristen McLeod says helping her kids with schoolwork now takes up much of her day. She has three children, ages 9, 12 and 16. She said all of them have different needs, but they're eager to learn. McLeod said she breathed a sigh of relief on Tuesday when the province announced that schools would open in the fall. But she is left wondering if there will be regular school hours, if students will attend all week, if classroom sizes will be reduced, if there will be enough bathroo...
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Scientists investigate immune responses to SARS-CoV-2 spike immunogens

The coronavirus pandemic is actively spreading across the globe, with millions of people infected. Amid the global health crisis, scientists race to develop an effective vaccine against the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection.
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Study highlights role of EGFR mutations in predicting recurrence in lung cancer

Volume 11, Issue 22 of @Oncotarget reported that while lobectomy can improve mortality in this group, about 30 55% of patients will experience disease recurrence.
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Oncotarget: mi R-151a overexpression enhances tumor-associated angiogenesis

Volume 11, Issue 23 of @Oncotarget reported that the authors have previously established that mi R-151a functions as an onco-mi R in non-small cell lung cancer cells by inducing partial EMT and enhancing tumor growth.
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Coronavirus Australia update: Victoria Black Lives Matter protester Covid-19 positive as PM says rallies 'show great disrespect'– politics live

Scott Morrison says protests being ‘taken over by other much more politically driven leftwing agendas’. Follow updatesBlack Lives Matter protester tests positive to Covid-19Sign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 2.49am BST The Australian Institute of Company Directors has released a survey of 2,371 of its members about the government’s response to coronavirus. The jobkeeper wage subsidy was identifie...
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Asymptomatic spread of SARS-CoV-2 appears to be rare, says WHO

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19), caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has taken a toll on many countries, infecting more than 7.35 million people. Previously, scientists claimed that the virus could be transmitted via asymptomatic carriers, or those not showing symptoms of the disease.
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Using nanotheranostics approach to treat cancer

The concept of theranostics revolves around the stratification of patients into specific groups based on their response to different treatments and their disease risks.
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EHR data could help avoid pre-term deliveries for pregnant COVID-19 patients

Using electronic health record data to simulate drug trials for pregnant patients could one day offer a solution to the current practice of delivering babies pre-term if an expectant mother contracts COVID-19, according to a position paper published in Nature Medicine.
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Rising SARS-CoV-2 RNA levels detected in sewage from several Dutch cities

Scientists have detected RNA from the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, in the feces of people with COVID-19. So it stands to reason that the viral RNA could end up in city sewage, where it could be used to monitor prevalence of the disease.
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Baboon could prove to be a relevant model to test Alzheimer's disease interventions

Scientists at Texas Biomedical Research Institute's Southwest National Primate Research Center recently published findings indicating the baboon could prove to be a relevant model to test therapeutics and interventions for neurodegenerative diseases, such as early stage Alzheimer's and related dementias.
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Cannabis poisonings in children results from intentional use along with alcohol, illicit drugs

Most cannabis poisoning incidents involving children resulted from the intentional use of cannabis combined with alcohol, illicit drugs and/or medication, new research suggests.
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Study looks at type I diabetes and COVID-19

Researchers from the United States have analyzed the information on type I diabetics and COVID-19. Their study titled, "Type 1 Diabetes and COVID-19: Preliminary Findings From a Multicenter Surveillance Study in the U.S.," is published in the latest issue of the journal Diabetes Care.
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My Salespeople Are Slacking Off Working from Home! Myths of the Remote Workplace – Part 3

For those micromanagers out there, fear not! You can still micromanage your team remotely. I’m joking of course, but the fact is, the next two powerful remote workplace myths focus on observation and how you can observe your team effectively and proactively to uncover previously unrecognizable coaching and developmental opportunities that will boost personal productivity and sales. Here’s the next step to becoming an exemplary coach by observing your team perform remotely, as if you’re right ...
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Study investigates potential of adoptive cell therapy in combination with checkpoint inhibitors

Volume 11, Issue 22 of @Oncotarget reported that there are rationale and evidence supporting immune therapy in Ovarian Cancers.
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Hyperprogression to immune blockade followed by a response with cabozantinib in metastatic RCC

Volume 11, Issue 22 of @Oncotarget reported that more and more patients receive first-line treatment with immunotherapy combinations and not all patients respond in metastatic renal cell carcinoma.
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Anticardiolipin antibodies and COVID-19

A new study has shown that anticardiolipin antibodies are associated with the novel coronavirus infection or severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that causes COVID-19.
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Mozart listening associated with reduced seizure frequency in patients with epilepsy

A new clinical research study by Dr. Marjan Rafiee and Dr. Taufik Valiante of the Krembil Brain Institute at Toronto Western Hospital, part of University Health Network, has found that a Mozart composition may reduce seizure frequency in patients with epilepsy.
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Unique antiviral action of cholesterol 25-hydroxylase against SARS-CoV-2

A new study by U.S. and Chinese researchers, currently available on the bioRxiv* preprint server, demonstrates how cholesterol 25-hydroxylase and its enzymatic product 25-hydroxycholesterol can inhibit membrane fus
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Study assesses the acute impact of cannabis among real-world users

Smoking high-potency marijuana concentrates boosts blood levels of THC more than twice as much as smoking conventional weed, but it doesn't necessarily get you higher, according to a new study of regular users published today by University of Colorado Boulder researchers.
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The 2019 3Rs prize awarded to two pieces of novel research

The 2019 3Rs prize has been jointly awarded to Dr Francesca Nunn and Dr Marta Shahbazi for papers describing research that reduces the number of chickens and mice respectively. The 3Rs prize is awarded by the NC3Rs and sponsored by GSK.
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Researchers investigate the effects of isolation in zebrafish

Over the past few months at least half of the world's population has been affected by some form of lockdown due to COVID-19, and many of us are experiencing the impact of social isolation.
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State Superintendent Calling On Counseling Groups To Strengthen Mental Health Support For Students

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — On Wednesday, the Superintendent of California Schools, Tony Thurmond, called on counseling groups to help fill mental health gaps in our students. “We are intensifying our efforts to address the social, emotional and mental health needs of our students,” Thurmond said. Thurmond addressed the mental health of students in California as it relates to distance learning from COVID-19 and current events across the country. “We also know our students have experienced trauma relate...
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New guidance for surgeons and clinicians working during COVID-19

Professor Björn Brücher is a cancer surgeon/scientist and the Editor in Chief of the EDP Sciences journal 4open. With 34 colleagues from around the world, he has created a clear guidance document for surgeons and clinicians working in the time of COVID-19, whether they are in a large state-of-the art hospital or a small clinic in a developing country.
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