SARS-CoV-2 found in river water, flags risk for humans, wildlife and livestock

Now, a new study by scientists in Ecuador and published on the preprint server medRxiv in June 2020 shows that the virus is present in river water too, which could imply a significant transmission risk in developing countries with inadequate sanitation facilities.
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Study on 'split brain' patients sheds new light on sleep slow waves

The particular kind of waves that the brain produces during sleep, which repeatedly sweep the surface of the cerebral cortex, travel through the anatomical "highways" that connect distant areas of the cortical mantle, a new study in The Journal of Neuroscience shows.
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C-Path's Transplant Therapeutics Consortium receives positive FDA response for its Letter of Intent

Critical Path Institute announced today that its Transplant Therapeutics Consortium has received a positive response to its Letter of Intent from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration detailing the decision to accept the Composite Biomarker Panel (iBox Scoring System) into the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) Biomarker Qualification Program.
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FSK-ML format can quickly predict disease risks from microbial pathogens in food

The 'Food Safety Knowledge Markup Language (FSK-ML)' format allows to uniformly document mathematical models and model-based simulation results, and make these available to other researchers for computer-based forecasts or further optimization of models.
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Study paints clear picture of how a protein that calms brain activity works

As the body goes about its daily business, molecules called neurotransmitters control the level of electrical activity within the brain.
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Interventional treatment for brain AVMs could be more dangerous than the disease itself

For people with a brain arteriovenous malformation, a congenital vascular system defect, fate has a name: stroke.
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Insufficient evidence for cognitive efficacy of drug treatments in multiple sclerosis

Researchers at Kessler Foundation conducted a comprehensive review of pharmacologic agents used in the treatment of multiple sclerosis, seeking evidence for efficacy for the cognitive dysfunction experienced by more than half of affected individuals.
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Do Employees Sacrifice Mental Health For Higher Earnings?

We all have different goals in our professional lives, many seek fulfilment, crave knowledge or long for power. There’s one thing we can all agree on and that is we strive for a certain wage. While it is crucial we earn enough to provide for our families and can afford household bills and mortgage payments, few of us are happy to stop there and continue to push ourselves to increase our monthly wage. Employees and job applicants are in a tough market and are constantly trying to find new ways to...
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Study reveals new insight into Fuchs’ endothelial corneal dystrophy

The molecular changes that lead to Fuchs' endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD) occur decades before the disease causes blurry vision and other noticeable symptoms in patients, new research by UT Southwestern scientists shows.
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Globally, 350 million could be at risk of severe COVID-19 and hospitalization

Now, a new study shows that one in five individuals is at risk of getting a severe case of COVID-19 due to the presence of underlying disease. The study appeared in the latest issue of The Lancet Global Health this week.
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New data visualization dashboard provides COVID-19 demographic information

As news reports underline the disproportionate toll of COVID-19 on racial and ethnic minorities in the United States, a new data visualization dashboard developed by Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health scientists may be the first to compile state-level COVID-19 demographic information for age, race/ethnicity, and sex.
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Researchers launch Canada's first post-operative virtual care study

A team of researchers and health care providers at Hamilton Health Sciences and McMaster University have launched Canada's first study to remotely manage patients after surgery.
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FSU study provides new insights into Alzheimer's disease

A new study by Florida State University researchers may help answer some of the most perplexing questions surrounding Alzheimer's disease, an incurable and progressive illness affecting millions of families around the globe.
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Vast swathes of the world's population exposed to increasing air pollution, research shows

Half of the world's population is exposed to increasing air pollution, new research has shown.
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NIST updates its database of chemical fingerprints

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has updated its database of chemical fingerprints, called mass spectra, that are used to identify unknown chemical compounds.
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Nanofiber face masks maintain filtration efficiency after washing

With the global spread of coronavirus infections, personal protective equipments especially hygeine face masks are receiving much attention. Masks are essential items for the primary protection of the respiratory tract from viruses and bacteria that are transmitted through the air as droplets.
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Researchers use cellular nanosponges to soak up SARS-CoV-2

Scientists are working overtime to find an effective treatment for COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2.
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New test will help better manage patients with severe combined immunodeficiency

A new test developed at CHU Sainte-Justine in Montreal will enable better management of patients with severe combined immunodeficiency.
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European study links genes, blood type with risk of severe coronavirus infection

Genes and possibly blood type may explain who gets sick with coronavirus.
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Low potassium levels in COVID-19 disease

Now a new study by an Italian team of researchers published in June 2020 on the preprint server medRxiv reports that potassium levels are often low in COVID-19 disease, mostly due to the urinary loss of potassium.
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Researchers call for caution of using CAR-T immunotherapy against AML

Acute myeloid leukemia is a hematological malignancy which incidence increases with age, that is biologically, phenotypically, and genetically very heterogeneous.
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Researchers solve structure of key enzyme critical for biofilm formation in fungal pathogen

Aspergillus fumigatus is a species of fungus that can cause serious illnesses in immunocompromised individuals such as those who are undergoing transplantation or cancer chemotherapy.
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NJIT researchers develop new efficient method for targeted protein analysis

Researchers at New Jersey Institute of Technology in collaboration with Ohio University and Merck & Co. Inc. recently developed a new efficient method for targeted protein analysis -- one they say could speed up processes for disease testing, drug discovery and vaccine development.
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Integrin-binding peptide ATN-161: Potential COVID-19 treatment

Now, a new study by researchers at Tulane University and published on the preprint server bioRxiv* in June 2020 reports the potential role of an integrin inhibitor ATN-161 to prevent ACE2-S protein binding.
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Penn’s CEET receives $8 million grant for environmental health research

The Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology at the University of Pennsylvania received an $8 million grant, to be distributed over the next five years, from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, a renewal of its P30 Environmental Health Sciences Core Center grant.
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Traffic-related air pollution may affect the developing brain

Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have found a link between traffic-related air pollution and an increased risk for changes in brain development relevant to neurodevelopmental disorders.
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Research finds higher exposure to harmful pollutants during rush hour trips

Studies have shown associations between exposure to traffic-related air pollution and adverse health outcomes, including preterm birth and low birthweight. However, few studies have estimated real-world exposures during personal vehicle trips for women commuters.
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UConn researchers tackle a vexing problem in the development of vaccines

Researchers at UConn's Center of Excellence in Vaccine Research have made a breakthrough in vaccine development for a common and difficult to treat pneumonia-causing pathogen. Their research was recently published in the Nature Partner Journal - Vaccines.
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New test could guide and improve treatment options for women with deadly ovarian cancer

University of British Columbia researchers have led an international team in developing a new test to better diagnose different types of ovarian cancer, a tool that could one day guide and improve treatment options for women diagnosed with the most common and deadliest form of the disease.
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Multidisciplinary pediatric aerodigestive centers provide better outcomes with reduced costs

Children who choke when they drink or eat may have what's known as dysphagia, or a swallowing disorder -- one of the most common medical complaints seen in young children.
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