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Before going to on a beach trip or attending a cookout, the CDC wants you to consider these guidelines

This isn't going to be an ordinary summer even with states loosening restrictions on life during the coronavirus pandemic.
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RCSI scientists develop new biomaterial with potential to accelerate bone regeneration

Scientists at RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences have developed a new biomaterial that has the potential to accelerate bone regeneration by promoting an immune response that encourages repair and lowers the risk of inflammation.
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Hydroxychloroquine shows no antiviral effect on SARS-Cov-2 in non-human primate models

A study on the effects of hydroxychloroquinei n macaques infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, , used alone or in combination with azithromycin, have been pre-published on Research Square, after their submission to Nature.
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JRC creates a database of COVID-19 diagnostic devices and test methods

As part of EU efforts to provide guidance on the use of coronavirus tests, the JRC has created a database of COVID-19 in vitro diagnostic devices and test methods that gathers information on available tests in one place.
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Study shows how combining two drugs may be an effective treatment for HLH

Scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals and Baylor College of Medicine are investigating how to best treat hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), a rare immune disorder.
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California to allow nail salons, tattoo parlors to reopen starting June 19

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE SACRAMENTO, Calif.  — Some Californians will again be able to get a manicure, a new tattoo or enjoy a massage starting late next week under new state guidance issued Friday. But studios and salons won’t look the same when they do open. Workers and customers must wear face masks, adopt far more intense cleaning practices for shared reusable items like tweezers, and the services will be limited — no mouth or nose tattoos or piercings for now. The guidance on nail salons has bee...
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Immigrant and minority physicians at the frontline of pandemics [PODCAST]

“It is no secret that we started off combating COVID-19 with disadvantages. Lately, news is rampant with coverage of the paucity of ventilators, hospital beds, and N95 masks. But it is important not to forget the deficits in our workforce. Last year, the American Medical Association estimated that our nation faces a projected shortage of […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation awards $3.2 million to early-career physician-scientists

The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation has named four new Damon Runyon Clinical Investigators.
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Dr. Anthony Fauci says his work on the coronavirus...

Dr. Anthony Fauci says his work on the coronavirus pandemic is exhausting and shares some insight into how he is balancing it with his personal life.
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Burt's Bees presents new research supporting the power of natural skin care at AAD VMX 2020

Burt's Bees, a leader in science-backed natural skin care, today announced new research supporting the proven power of nature-based solutions that deliver the tolerability and efficacy that are critical for dermatologists and their patients.
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China's COVID-19 interventions caused abrupt decline in tropospheric nitrogen dioxide

Pandemics and the Environment: China's COVID-19 Interventions Reduced Nitrogen Dioxide Levels A new Special Collection of Science Advances papers will delve into how pandemics such as COVID-19 affect - and are affected by - global environmental conditions, underscoring the interconnectedness of global processes.
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Coronavirus social-contact curbs 'put adolescents at risk'

Neuroscientists call for urgent attention to the well-being of young people isolated from friends.
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University students have high levels of food insecurity due to COVID-19 pandemic

Four out of ten university students have reported they are worried that they will run out of food as they deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report.
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Study finds link between high levels of dietary AGEs and breast cancer risk

Hollings Cancer Center researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina and colleagues assessed the connection between dietary advanced glycation end products and breast cancer risk in a study first published online March 2020 in Cancer Prevention Research.
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COVID-19 may trigger the onset of diabetes in healthy people

Emerging evidence suggests that COVID-19 may actually trigger the onset of diabetes in healthy people and also cause severe complications of pre-existing diabetes.
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Study finds self-swabbing tests for COVID-19 to be accurate and safe

Test samples collected by people who swabbed their own nasal passages yielded results for the COVID-19 virus that were as accurate as samples collected by a health care worker, according to a small study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
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Case series: COVID-19 in teriflunomide-treated patients with MS

During the COVID-19 pandemic, patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and their clinicians have had questions and concerns about whether immunotherapies for MS could influence risk for infection or lead to an unfavorable outcome.
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GMU faculty receives $28,707 for FDA's Youth Tobacco Education Campaigns

Xiaoquan Zhao, Ph.D. Director/Faculty, Communication, received $28,707 from the Food and Drug Administration for research support for the FDA's Youth Tobacco Education Campaigns.
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Scientists develop rapid bedside test for diagnosing nRDS in premature babies

Scientists at the University of Southampton's Zepler Institute for Photonics and Nanoelectronics are developing a rapid bedside test for diagnosing neonatal Respiratory Distress Syndrome (nRDS) in premature babies.
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Prodigiosin-based nanoformulation selectively disrupts cancer cells

Together with colleagues from the University of Palermo, KFU employees offer a nano preparation based on biocompatible halloysite nanotubes and bacterial pigment prodigiosin; the latter is known to selectively disrupt cancer cells without damaging the healthy ones.
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New modeling study evaluates impact of COVID-19 in low- and middle-income countries

A new modeling study evaluating unfolding COVID-19 epidemics among different income countries reports that, in lower income countries, even if risk is reduced because populations are younger, this benefit is largely negated by limited health system capacity and closer inter-generational contact.
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GMU researcher evaluating COVID-19 mitigation strategies for H-2A farm workers

Leigh McCue-Weil, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, is working with researchers at the Northeast Center for Occupational Health and Safety to develop a computationally efficient model of viral spread that can be utilized to better understand the effectiveness of disease spread mitigation strategies for H-2A farm workers living in employee housing.
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Reusable elastomeric respirator masks offer a cost-effective option for health care workers

A cost-effective strategy for health care systems to offset N95 mask shortages due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is to switch to reusable elastomeric respirator masks, according to new study results.
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ARE YOU MORE FERTILE AFTER MISCARRIAGE? EASIER TO GET PREGNANT?

ARE YOU MORE FERTILE AFTER A MISCARRIAGE? Are you more fertile after a miscarriage? Many women wonder when they will start ovulating again after a miscarriage and when their fertility will return to normal. Recent research has shown that there is no need to wait to try to get pregnant again after a miscarriage (unless there was surgery or medications involved.) However, many women wonder if their chances of getting pregnant again may actually be better and if they are more fertile....
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Experts analyze the effects two decades after a mining spill

A group of experts from the University of Seville has carried out a comparative study of the concentrations, both totals as well as fractions, of the metals found in sediment in the River Guadiamar in 2002 with those present in the same area in 2018.
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Silicone molecules may induce cell death in human cells

Silicone molecules from breast implants can initiate processes in human cells that lead to cell death. Researchers from Radboud University have demonstrated this in a new study that will be published on 12 June in Scientific Reports.
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School initiatives can help children in social care perform better

Children in social care have poorer mental health and perform worse in school than other children. But they have trust in the school staff and perform better after individual assessment at school.
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Activating specific brain cells can trigger hibernation-like state in mice

In Sci-Fi movies, astronauts often enter an inactive state in "hibernation chambers" to cross the vastness of space.
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Human cardiac organoids for modeling physiological conditions during a heart attack

In the U.S., someone has a heart attack every 40 seconds, and yet researchers have not had a model that fully mimics what occurs in the human heart after a heart attack.
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