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COVID-19 severity is higher in male cancer patients compared to females

Men with cancer and COVID-19 may be at significantly higher risk for severe symptoms and even death as compared to females fighting both, a University of Kansas Cancer Center research team has found.
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Scientists address a bottleneck in the protein trafficking system

Proteins are the essential substrate of learning and memory. However, while memories can last a life-time, proteins are relatively short-lived molecules that need to be replenished every couple of days.
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Study shows BICRA gene functions in neural development in humans, flies

Physicians and scientists are constantly on the lookout for new disease genes that can help them understand why patients have undiagnosed medical problems.
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Researchers are working on new project to develop brain implant for blind people

Implanting a device into the brain to generate a rough perception of sight for people with blindness may sound like the stuff of science fiction, but researchers from The University of Texas at Dallas and partner institutions aim to make that vision a reality.
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MyMaskFit receives Innovate UK funding to produce custom-fitted, medical grade facemasks

A company working with experts from the University of Birmingham and King's College London has been awarded funding by Innovate UK to produce custom-fitted, reusable, medical grade facemasks that will fit all people regardless of age, sex or ethnicity.
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Special activity trackers could be used to detect the early sign of heart problems

Special activity trackers can be used to fairly accurately determine the respiratory rate of people while they sleep.
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Unique training program is bolstering Canada’s capacity to manufacture novel biotherapeutics

As COVID-19 highlights the urgent need to increase vaccine manufacturing around the world, a unique training program is bolstering Canada's capacity to manufacture vaccines, as well as viral immunotherapies for cancer and other emerging biotherapeutics.
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How I’m giving thanks (and staying safe) this Thanksgiving

Read this post in Spanish.I love Thanksgiving. It’s a time to be with those you love, eating fabulous food and sharing memories. In my family, my mother always made the holiday a time when we welcomed people into our home who had nowhere else to go that day. And then we’d take long afternoon walks after our big meal.  With COVID-19 infections rising to record levels across the U.S, families are changing how they celebrate Thanksgiving this year. Like much else in 2020, we’ll need to develop new ...
Tags: Health, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Md, Centers for Disease Control, Karen DeSalvo, COVID-19, M.P.H


Cómo estoy dando gracias (y manteniéndome a salvo) este Día de Acción de Gracias

Read this post in English // Blog en inglés aquí.Amo el Día de Acción de Gracias. Es un momento para estar con tus seres queridos, comer comida fabulosa y compartir recuerdos. En mi familia, mi madre siempre hizo del día festivo un momento en el que recibíamos en nuestra casa a personas que no tenían ningún otro lugar adónde ir ese día. Y luego dábamos largas caminatas por la tarde después de nuestra gran cena.  Con las infecciones por COVID-19 aumentando a niveles récord en los Estados Unidos, ...
Tags: Health, Md, Estados Unidos, Karen DeSalvo, COVID-19, M.P.H, Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades, Día de Acción de Gracias, Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades Son


Researchers develop a new sensor to measure weak magnetic signals in the brain

Scientists at the University of Birmingham have developed a new sensor to measure weak magnetic signals in the brain, which has the potential to increase understanding of connectivity in the brain, and detect signs of traumatic brain injury, dementia and schizophrenia.
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Marinomed to initiate clinical trial with Carragelose for preventing COVID19 in frontline healthcare staff

Marinomed Biotech AG, a globally operating biopharmaceutical company, announced today plans to initiate a Phase IV clinical trial with Carragelose (iota-carrageenan).
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First checkpoint inhibitor vaccine shown to be safe, effective in colon cancer animal model

A study led by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute described a potential therapeutic anticancer vaccine that frees suppressed cancer-killing immune cells, enabling them to attack and destroy a tumor.
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New link found between Alzheimer's dementia and Dlgap2 gene

A gene known for helping facilitate communication between neurons in the nervous system has been discovered to be connected with Alzheimer's dementia and cognitive decline, according to a national research team led by The Jackson Laboratory and University of Maine.
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Favorable clinical outcome for ivermectin in COVID-19 animal model

A team of researchers at the Institut Pasteur in France has found that ivermectin prevented clinical deterioration in infected animals. The drug also reduced the inflammatory cytokines, interleukin-6 and 10 (IL-6 and IL-10) in lung tissue, which leads to more favorable clinical outcomes in treated animals.
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FDA approves first treatment for a rare genetic disorder

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Oxlumo (lumasiran) as the first treatment for primary hyperoxaluria type 1 (PH1), a rare genetic disorder.
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Thromboembolism in COVID-19 patients associated with higher risk of mortality

While respiratory issues continue to be the most common symptom of a COVID-19 infection, new research indicates the disease could also be associated with hypercoagulability, or increased tendency of the blood to clot.
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Polysubstance-involved opioid overdose deaths are more common among youth, study shows

Results of a new study show that opioid overdose deaths involving more than one substance (polysubstances) are more common than opioid-only overdose deaths among youth.
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Scientists studying aerodynamics of infectious disease reveal ways to reduce indoor SARS-CoV-2 transmission

At the 73rd Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society's Division of the Americal Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics, researchers presented a range of studies investigating the aerodynamics of infectious disease.
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OHIO professor shines light on concussion risk in performing artists

Dr. Jeff Russell, associate professor of athletic training within the College of Health Sciences and Professions at Ohio University, is shining a light on a segment of concussion patients who often go unnoticed in comparison to athletes: performing artists.
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Cutting edge technology used to bioprint miniature human kidneys in the lab

Researchers have used cutting edge technology to bioprint miniature human kidneys in the lab, paving the way for new treatments for kidney failure and possibly lab-grown transplants.
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Septic shock and pneumonia triggered by SARS-CoV-2 could be treated by radiation-activated MSCs

This study, published in the journal Cells, is based on others (all of which employed experimental models) previously conducted by researchers at the Biomedical Research Centre of the University of Granada, the ‘López-Neyra’ Institute of Parasitology and Biomedicine, and the ‘Virgen de las Nieves’ University Hospital in Granada
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Financial tips that resident physicians need to know [PODCAST]

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University of Sheffield and Pfizer launch new consortium to accelerate development of ATMPs

The University of Sheffield and Pfizer have today (23 November 2020) launched a new consortium which aims to standardize and accelerate the development of Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMPs), allowing potentially transformative treatments to reach patients sooner.
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Antimicrobial found in soaps worsens fatty liver disease in mice

University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers found evidence that triclosan -- an antimicrobial found in many soaps and other household items -- worsens fatty liver disease in mice fed a high-fat diet.
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Early, late stages of neurodegeneration are distinct, finds study

Rice University biochemists Michael Stern and James McNew have studied how neurodegeneration kills cells.
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Molecular action of tarantula toxin may hold clues to better control of chronic pain

Oversized, hairy tarantulas may be unsightly and venomous, but surprisingly their hunter toxin may hold answers to better control of chronic pain.
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Duke-NUS expert joins international taskforce to study the origins of SARS-CoV-2 virus

Nearly a year since the world first learned of the novel coronavirus disease 2019, COVID-19, many questions remain about SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind this pandemic: Where did it come from, how did it spread so widely and rapidly, and how can we stop similar outbreaks in the future?
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Understanding biomolecular frustration could help design better drugs

Knowing precisely where proteins are frustrated could go a long way toward making better drugs.
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'My OCD got worse in lockdown'

The number of people seeking help for OCD has risen since the coronavirus pandemic started.
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FDA expands approved indication for influenza treatment to include post-exposure prevention

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration expanded the approved indication for Xofluza (baloxavir marboxil) to include post-exposure prevention of influenza (flu) for patients 12 years of age and older after contact with an individual who has the flu.
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