VCU physician receives CHEST Foundation/ATS Research Grant in COVID and Diversity

Peter Jackson, MD, of Virginia Commonwealth University, has been named the first recipient of the CHEST Foundation/ATS Research Grant in COVID and Diversity.
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New evidence shows link between finasteride and suicidality

In the last decade, concerns have emerged around finasteride, a drug used for treating male-pattern baldness and prostate gland enlargement.
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UIC receives $2.5 million grant to develop program for students with intellectual disabilities

Educators at the University of Illinois Chicago will receive a $2.5 million grant to develop a program that will prepare individuals with intellectual disabilities for competitive employment.
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New Cambridge center aims to use AI to make medical discoveries, develop new treatments

A new centre at the University of Cambridge, in collaboration with AstraZeneca and GSK, aims to use AI to make medical discoveries, accelerate the development of precision medicine and develop new treatments.
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Researchers discover undescribed population of neurons that help control eye movements

University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have discovered a previously undescribed population of neurons that help control our eyes as they view in three-dimensional space.
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Study reveals new source of abnormal lymphatic flow that may account for plastic bronchitis

Interventional radiologists with Nemours Children's Health System have identified a new source of abnormal lymphatic flow between the liver and the lungs that may be responsible for some cases of plastic bronchitis.
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Ultrafast laser study may lead to new, less-expensive industrial catalysts

Arizona State University's Scott Sayres and his team have recently published an ultrafast laser study on uncharged iron oxide clusters, which could ultimately lead to the development of new and less-expensive industrial catalysts.
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COVID-19 treatments for people with early infection should be prioritized

COVID-19 treatments for people with early infection are needed urgently, according to a JAMA Viewpoint article by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., and colleagues.
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Disinfectants with "virucidal activity against enveloped viruses" effective against SARS-CoV-2

A recent study demonstrated that two commercially available surface disinfectant formulations and one hand disinfection formulation that claim "virucidal activity against enveloped viruses" are effective in inactivating the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Their study has been published on the preprint server bioRxiv.
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Researchers identify acrylamides that inhibit SARS-CoV-2 main protease

A new study in the preprint server bioRxiv published in November 2020 describes the discovery of acrylamide fragments that can effectively disable key enzymes in both the hand, foot and mouth virus and SARS-CoV-2 virus.
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Human coronaviruses cause processing body loss

Researchers continue to expand their knowledge of coronaviruses, including the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pathogen. Now, a new study published on the preprint server bioRxiv in November 2020 describes a vital mechanism whereby the novel SARS-CoV-2 pathogen can restrict the human host response. In doing so, the study explores how this novel feature of SARS-CoV-2 works and how it results in a reshaping of the human host's immune response.
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Twenty doctors threaten to quit over baby deaths at Blacktown hospital

Government review underway following the death of four babies in less than two years About 20 obstetricians have threatened to resign from Blacktown hospital in western Sydney, as a government review is underway into the safety of the hospital’s birthing and maternity service following the deaths of four babies in less than two years.The extensive review is being conducted by the NSW Health chief obstetrician and the Clinical Excellence Commission. It commenced in late August after Blacktown hos...
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Research shows a unique T cell receptor repertoire in MIS-C patients

Children with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) sometimes develop the Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C), which is associated with high morbidity. The underlying T-cell associated mechanism is described by researchers in a new study published on the preprint server bioRxiv in November 2020, as a response to superantigen activation.
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Men and women may require different brain tumor therapy, study finds

The current study shows that the sex differences in the tumor phenotype vary with the effect of the enhancer regulatory molecule bound to Brd4 on the course of stem cell-like differentiation in male and female GBM cells. Inhibition of Brd4 by genetic and pharmacological factors also varies in males and females, both in vivo and in vitro.
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Biologists investigate how molecular chaperones dissolve protein aggregates linked to Parkinson's

In many neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's, protein aggregates form in the brain and are assumed to contribute to neuronal cell death.
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Comparison of 240 mammal genomes helps geneticists to identify disease mutations

A large international consortium led by scientists at Uppsala University and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard has sequenced the genome of 130 mammals and analyzed the data together with 110 existing genomes to allow scientist to identify which are the important positions in the DNA.
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MD Anderson presents positive clinical data from combination cancer therapies at SITC 2020

Promising clinical results with combination treatments for patients with melanoma and lung cancer highlight immunotherapy advances being presented by researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center at The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer 35th Anniversary Annual Meeting & Pre-Conference Programs.
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Researchers find a better way to block asthma triggers

Every day, ten Americans die from asthma. While quick-acting inhalers and medications can reduce inflammation during an asthma attack, people with asthma have few tools to prevent the next attack from coming.
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Pitt neuroscientists uncover additional complexities behind sensation of pain from light touch

Researchers from the Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine announced today in the journal Neuron that they've uncovered additional complexities behind mechanical allodynia--the sensation of pain from innocuous stimuli, such as light touch.
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Using artificial intelligence imaging analysis methods for COVID-19 clinical diagnosis

Announcing a new article publication for BIO Integration journal. In this review article the authors Yun Chen, Gongfa Jiang, Yue Li, Yutao Tang, Yanfang Xu, Siqi Ding, Yanqi Xin and Yao Lu from Xiangtan University, Xiangtan, China and Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China consider the application of artificial intelligence imaging analysis methods for COVID-19 clinical diagnosis.
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Spain's annual life expectancy at birth dropped due to COVID-19 pandemic

Spain's annual life expectancy at birth dropped by 0.9 years between 2019 and the annual period up until July 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study published this week in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Sergi Trias-Llimos of the Center for Demographic Studies, Spain, and colleagues.
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Behavioral responses to COVID-19 differ by age, study shows

A new study from the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology shows that the behavioral responses to COVID-19 differed by age.
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Study examines the impact of natural disasters on suicide rates

Disasters like hurricanes and tornadoes are occurring with increasing frequency and severity across the globe. In addition to impacting local communities, infrastructure and the economy, these disasters also can lead to severe emotional distress and anxiety for those living in their paths.
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Discovery of novel hidden gene in SARS-CoV-2

A team of researchers from Germany, Taiwan, and the United States has identified and characterized a new hidden gene in SARS-CoV-2 that is also present in Guangxi pangolin coronaviruses – though, curiously, absent in closely related pangolin and bat coronaviruses.
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Blood biomarker may predict prognosis, recovery from stroke

Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida and collaborators have found that a biomarker in the blood may determine the extent of brain injury from different types of strokes and predict prognosis in these patients.
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Researchers uncover potential genetic target for treating endometriosis

Michigan State University researchers have identified a potential genetic target for treating an especially painful and invasive form of endometriosis.
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Smell and taste changes in general population may indicate COVID-19 spread

Self-reports of smell and taste changes provide earlier markers of the spread of infection of SARS-CoV-2 than current governmental indicators, according to an international team of researchers.
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CDC says wearing facemask protects self and others from COVID-19

Throughout the pandemic, health experts have recommended the use of face masks to protect oneself from the virus. Now, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated that the wearing of masks protects not only the wearers but also everyone around them from contracting COVID-19.
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Researchers link balance dysfunction after traumatic brain injury with diminished sensory acuity

Kessler Foundation researchers have linked balance dysfunction in individuals with traumatic brain injury with diminished sensory acuity.
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Teledermatology improves access to care, reduces consult time

A new study from researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Independence Blue Cross shows that when patients' primary care doctors were able to photograph areas of concern and share them with dermatologists, the response time for a consultation dropped from almost 84 days to under five hours.
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