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Scientists report the first map of molecular responses of human lung cells to SARS-CoV-2 infection

In a multi-group collaborative involving the National Emerging Infectious Disease Laboratories (NEIDL), the Center for Regenerative Medicine (CReM), and the Center for Network Systems Biology (CNSB), scientists have reported the first map of the molecular responses of human lung cells to infection by SARS-CoV-2.
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New wearable sensor can track healing in chronic skin wounds

Researchers from Skoltech and the University of Texas at Austin have presented a proof-of-concept for a wearable sensor that can track healing in sores, ulcers, and other kinds of chronic skin wounds, even without the need to remove the bandages.
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Studies examine rates of blindness and vision impairment worldwide

Sobering new statistics released by the Global Burden of Disease study found no significant reduction in the number of people with treatable sight loss worldwide since 2010 as public health services failed to meet World Health Organization (WHO) targets.
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Study: Shipping pallets were responsible for sending people to emergency rooms of US hospitals

Shipping pallets -- often used as display platforms in retail settings or seen as raw material for household projects -- were responsible for sending more than 30,000 people to the emergency rooms of U.S. hospitals over a recent five-year period, according to a new study.
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Researchers use new imaging technique to produce digital reconstruction of eye tissues

A new study by scientists at the University of Southampton has made a breakthrough that could help the search for treatments against age related sight loss.
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Study: Individualized treatment plans can benefit both COVID-19 patients, their caregivers

Returning home after a stay in the hospital and a skilled nursing facility is often overwhelming. New research from Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University shows that individualized treatment plans and instructions would be beneficial to both patients and their caregivers.
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Despite new CDC guidance, opioid prescription rates have not declined

Research from Saint Louis University finds that among patients at risk for opioid misuse, the odds of receiving a schedule II opioid for non-cancer pain were similar to those not at risk, despite new prescribing guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
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Australia politics: Morrison explains how vaccine will be rolled out as NSW reports one new Covid case – question time live

Cleaner who worked at two Sydney hotels, including a quarantine hotel, returns positive result; Greg Hunt says vaccine rollout still on track for March; coronavirus traces found in sewage in Sydney’s north-west. Follow all the latest live • Follow the global coronavirus liveblog 3.24am GMT Michael McCormack’s dixer seems to be aimed at Andrew Bolt:I say to people listening to this watching this there are jobs in the regions, good well paying jobs come have a look, come to the regions you won...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, China, Australia news, House, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Great Barrier Reef, Vaccines and immunisation, Labor party, Greg Hunt, Scott Morrison, Andrew Bolt


COVID-19 Doesn’t Play

I haven’t posted for awhile because I tested positive for COVID-19. It started out mild but then hit me hard. While I was able to stay home, I did feel pretty sick for about a week. While I am off quarantine now, I am still tired and don’t feel quite back to normal. Overall though, I feel blessed to have stayed out of the hospital. I feel more certain than ever that mask wearing is necessary and churches should stop clutching their rights to meet together. We only have a few more months until a ...
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What will 'psychedelic therapy' look like when it's legalized?

In November, Oregon voted to legalize psilocybin therapy.Psilocybin is already being used in clinical research settings, but it remains a controlled substance on the federal level.At the 2020 Web Summit, two experts in the field of psychedelic research and therapy shed light on what the future of psilocybin therapy might look like. For millennia, humans have been using psychedelic drugs for medicinal and spiritual purposes. But today, most nations have criminalized psychedelics, including the U...
Tags: Health, Drugs, Oregon, Mental Health, Brain, Depression, Anxiety, Innovation, Emotions, Oakland, Denver, DMN, Ramsden, Compass Pathways, Ekaterina Malievskaia, Malievskaia


Study links declines in working-class jobs to suicide, deaths of despair

Declines in blue-collar jobs may have left some working-class men frustrated by unmet job expectations and more likely to suffer an early death by suicide or drug poisoning, according to a study led by sociologists at The University of Texas at Austin.
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Chronic kidney disease strongly associated with COVID-related hospitalization

An analysis of Geisinger's electronic health records has revealed chronic kidney disease to be the leading risk factor for hospitalization from COVID-19.
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Circadian gene mutation increases increases drug-taking behaviors in mice

A mutation in the gene regulating circadian rhythms increases self-administration of cocaine in mice, University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences researchers found in a paper published today in the Journal of Neuroscience.
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Circadian gene mutation increases drug-taking behaviors in mice

A mutation in the gene regulating circadian rhythms increases self-administration of cocaine in mice, University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences researchers found in a paper published today in the Journal of Neuroscience.
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Study finds potential target for the treatment of anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder

Anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) are disabling psychiatric conditions and the major contributors to global burden of nonfatal illness.
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Testing intensity has greatest influence on COVID-19 transmission

Lacking vaccines, countries have relied on multiple non-pharmaceutical interventions to control COVID-19 transmission.
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Global solidarity, resilient services to reduce TB deaths among people living with HIV

The theme of this year's World AIDS Day is "Global solidarity, resilient services". At the 2016 UN High-level Meeting on ending AIDS, member states committed to a 75% reduction of TB deaths among people living with HIV by 2020, compared with 2010.
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Expansion microscopy allows imaging of cell membranes in super resolution

For the first time ever, expansion microscopy allows the imaging of even the finest details of cell membranes. This offers new insights into bacterial and viral infection processes.
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Carrot-based Japanese herbal medicine may improve muscle complications associated with COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a lung disease caused by long-term inhalation of harmful gases such as cigarette smoke.
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New insight into role of autophagy in controlling SARS-CoV-2 infection

A team of researchers at the University of Manitoba in Canada said that nanoparticle targeting of autophagy at the sites could be a potent tool to effectively overcome COVID-19 while preventing the common adverse effects of the drug.
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Pasadena limits outdoor diners: Only household members may sit together

As of midnight on Wednesday, Dec. 2, Pasadena restaurateurs and diners have a new restriction to contend with, as the city will soon require outdoor diners to sit only with members of their own household. The rule will be in place until Dec. 20, according to a city news release. The move was met with some confusion from Pasadena restaurant owners who weren’t sure how this would really be enforceable. “It’s moot, really,” said Frank Gale, owner of Russell’s, a restaurant in Pasadena. “How do you ...
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Australia politics live: Morrison explains how vaccine will be rolled out as NSW reports one new Covid case

Cleaner who worked at two Sydney hotels, including a quarantine hotel, returns positive result; Greg Hunt says vaccine rollout still on track for March; coronavirus traces found in sewage in Sydney’s north-west. Follow all the latest live • Follow the global coronavirus liveblog 1.17am GMT It’s the international day of persons with disabilities.Bill Shorten attended an event in parliament held to highlight the day.I’ve questioned whether 2 tell this story as theres a sense of shame in it. A ...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, China, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Bill Shorten, Great Barrier Reef, Vaccines and immunisation, Labor party, Greg Hunt, Scott Morrison, Australian economy


Immune system differences, better blood vessel health could protect children from severe COVID-19

Differences in the immune systems and better blood vessel health were among the factors protecting children from severe COVID-19, according to a new review.
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CDC to reduce quarantine period from 14 days to 7 to 10 days

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), along with other health agencies such as the World Health Organization (WHO), recommend that people who may have been in close contact with a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) case should undergo quarantine for 14 days.
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Study finds link between brain’s network connections and epilepsy-related atrophy

An international study has found a link between the brain's network connections and grey matter atrophy caused by certain types of epilepsy, a major step forward in our understanding of the disease.
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Neuroglee gets $2.3 million to develop digital therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases

There are now about 50 million people with dementia globally, a number the World Health Organization expects to triple by 2050. Alzheimer’s is the leading cause of dementia and caregivers are often overwhelmed, without enough support. Neuroglee, a Singapore-based health tech startup, wants to help with a digital therapeutic platform created to treat patients in the early stages of the disease. Founded this year to focus on neurodegenerative diseases, Neuroglee announced today it has raised $2.3 ...
Tags: Health, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, Japan, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Tech, United States, World Health Organization, Alzheimer's, U S Food and Drug Administration, Eisai Co, Digital Therapeutics, Kuldeep Singh Rajput


Scientists identify mechanisms behind inflammasome activation by fungal pathogens

Scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have identified the mechanisms behind inflammasome activation driven by infection with the fungal pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus.
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Combination of exercise and mindfulness training can help alleviate fatigue in cancer survivors

Researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have found that a combination of exercise and mindfulness training can help reduce fatigue in breast cancer survivors.
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Surprising discovery reveals new target for aggressive lung adenocarcinoma

Targeted therapies are currently available for about one-third of people with lung adenocarcinoma, the most common kind of lung cancer.
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Atrial fibrillation patients should avoid heavy alcohol consumption, warns study

Fourteen drinks a week is linked with a higher risk of health problems including stroke and embolism in patients with atrial fibrillation, according to research published in EP Europace, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology.
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