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Researchers report a key breakthrough to help protect newborns from brain damage

Oxygen deprivation can be the worst start to a newborn's life, resulting in brain damage, epilepsy, developmental delays and death.
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Research takes a new mathematical approach to estimating herd immunity

Herd immunity to Covid-19 could be achieved with less people being infected than previously estimated according to new research.
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Problems in how the brain recognizes and processes novel information underlie psychosis

Problems in how the brain recognizes and processes novel information lie at the root of psychosis, researchers from the University of Cambridge and King's College London have found.
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Bioactive factors-imprinted scaffold vehicles for boosting bone repair

Announcing a new article publication for BIO Integration journal. In this review article the authors Peng-Peng Xue, Jian-dong Yuan, Qing Yao, Ying-Zheng Zhao and He-Lin Xu, from Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou City, China consider bioactive factors-imprinted scaffold vehicles for promoting bone healing.
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Dana-Farber CEO Emeritus wins 2020 ASH Award for Leadership in Promoting Diversity

Edward J. Benz, Jr., MD, President and CEO Emeritus of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Richard and Susan Smith Distinguished Professor at Harvard Medical School, has received the 2020 ASH Award for Leadership in Promoting Diversity.
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Coronavirus Australia update: ABC to cut 250 jobs as Victoria records Covid-19 death and 20 new cases reported – live news

State’s chief medical officer Brett Sutton confirms a man in his 80s is Victoria’s 20th coronavirus death. Follow liveABC announces job cutsTwenty new infections recorded in VictoriaFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 3.22am BST The ABC has urged the government against pursuing any further budget cuts, as the national broadcaster confirmed its plan for $40m in savings each year would result in job losses and an im...
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Members of Vivli announce commitment to share COVID-19 trial data

Members of Vivli, the Center for Clinical Research Data, announce today their commitment to share their COVID-19 trials through Vivli.
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COVID-READY supports hotels around the world during and after the pandemic

With hotels reopening after the corona lockdown, there is a lot to consider for them to protect their guests and employees as well as possible.
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A new approach to track down cryptic peptides

Almost all cells of the human body present fragments of cellular proteins on their surface, so-called human leukocyte antigens or HLA peptides, which play an important role in the immune response.
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Discovery provides a potential target for infectious diseases immunotherapy

NIH investigators and colleagues have discovered that when the immune system first responds to infectious agents such as viruses or bacteria, a natural brake on the response prevents overactivation.
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Striking differences found between NHS trusts in COVID-19 ICU deaths

A University of Cambridge team led by Professor Mihaela van der Schaar and intensive care consultant Dr Ari Ercole of the Cambridge Centre for AI in Medicine is calling for urgent research into the striking differences in COVID-19 deaths they have discovered between the intensive care units of NHS trusts across England.
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Horror video games may have therapeutic value

Some of the most downloaded video game genres during the pandemic quarantine have been horror games designed to inspire terror and anxiety.Authors of a new study say that inserting yourself into a virtual horror realm could offer relief during times of stress by allowing you to engage and dominate materialized monsters and demons. They argue that the horror game appeal is similar to religious methods to grapple with fear and guilt (sin). A befuddling trend in the world of gaming culture has e...
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Study explores the heritability of affectionate communication

A new study of twins finds that genetics play a significant role in how affectionate women are, but the same can't be said for men.
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Experts identify steps to expand, improve serology tests for COVID-19

More than 300 scientists and clinicians from the federal government, industry and academia published a report of their conclusions and recommendations on COVID-19 serology studies online in Immunity.
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Standard smartphone technology can be adapted to image skin lesions

An article published in the Journal of Biomedical Optics (JBO), "Point-of-care, multispectral, smartphone-based dermascopes for dermal lesion screening and erythema monitoring," shows that standard smartphone technology can be adapted to image skin lesions, providing a low-cost, accessible medical diagnostic tool for skin cancer.
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Health care workers report high levels of distress during the height of COVID-19

During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City, health care workers on the front lines had high levels of acute stress, anxiety, and depression, a study by researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian has found.
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Increased physical activity associated with lower sleep apnea risk

A study published online as an accepted paper in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine found that increased physical activity is associated with a lower risk of obstructive sleep apnea, a common sleep-related breathing disorder.
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Clinical trial aims to find the optimal time for surgery after knee dislocation

It can happen from a check in a hockey game, or a fall from a ladder while cleaning out the gutters. There's usually a 'pop' and instant pain in the knee.
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New device monitors health conditions using a person's sweat

A device that monitors health conditions in the body using a person's sweat has been developed by Penn State and Xiangtan University researchers, according to Huanyu "Larry" Cheng, assistant professor of engineering science and mechanics, Penn State.
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Study highlights the challenges involved in designing universal flu vaccine

Some common strains of influenza have the potential to mutate to evade broad-acting antibodies that could be elicited by a universal flu vaccine, according to a study led by scientists at Scripps Research.
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Scientists create hollow, spherical sacks using protein and RNA

Using protein and RNA, scientists have created hollow, spherical sacks known as vesicles.
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New dengue virus serotype DENV3 has re-emerged in Singapore after three decades

Dengue infections are rising, even as public health authorities are battling to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Dengue virus serotype 2 (DENV2) had previously been the predominant serotype but DENV3 has re-emerged in Singapore after almost three decades.
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Coronavirus Australia update: Victoria records Covid-19 death as 20 new cases reported and Melbourne at risk of second lockdown – live news

State’s chief medical officer Brett Sutton confirms a man in his 80s is Victoria’s 20th coronavirus death. Follow liveVictoria records new Covid-19 deathTwenty new infections recorded in VictoriaFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 1.24am BST For those wanting updates on the international situation in regards to Covid, you can find it here Related: Coronavirus live news: Seven US states see record hospitalisation...
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Aphantasia may be associated with more cognitive functions than previously thought

Picture the sun setting over the ocean. It's large above the horizon, spreading an orange-pink glow across the sky. Seagulls are flying overhead and your toes are in the sand.
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Male COVID-19 patients produce more SARS-CoV-2 antibodies than women

Health officials in the United Kingdom urge male coronavirus survivors to donate blood, particularly its convalescent plasma component. This comes after a new study has found that men produce more antibodies, which could make their plasma a valuable treatment against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
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C-Path announces launch of CURE Drug Repurposing Collaboratory

As millions of patients struggle with diseases that lack adequate treatments, there is a critical need to understand how existing drugs can be used in new ways to improve clinical outcomes.
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COVID-19 mortality higher in Spring in the USA

Now, a new study by researchers at the University of Louisville and Babson College and published on the preprint server medRxiv in June 2020 describes the increased risk of COVID-19 deaths in spring, in the USA.
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Belly fat in older women is linked to a 39% higher risk of dementia

What's your waist size? A new study finds belly fat can raise the risk of dementia in men, and even more for women.
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Coronavirus Australia update: Victoria reports 20 new Covid-19 cases as Melbourne at risk of second lockdown – live news

The state’s chief medical officer Brett Sutton due to give update on Covid-19 cases as Gladys Berejiklian warns not to travel to Melbourne. Follow liveTwenty new infections recorded in VictoriaFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 12.22am BST We are still waiting for the Victorian press conference to start, which will give us a breakdown of the new Victorian cases.In case you didn’t see it, Victoria has recorded 20 ...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Novak Djokovic, Victoria, Melbourne, Daniel Andrews, Australian economy, Gladys Berejiklian, Brett Sutton, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


Smoking increases risk of COVID-19 for men but not women

Even as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread over the world, scientists have had to come to terms with the fact that they don’t know much about the SARS-CoV-2 or the disease it causes. Now, a new study by researchers at the University College Cork, Ireland, and published on the preprint server medRxiv in June 2020 discusses the differences in COVID-19 risk between men and women who smoke.
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