Magma Learning wins Innovation Award for providing business ideas on Health Sciences ecosystem

Magma Learning wins the inaugural Vesalius Innovation Award by Karger Publishers. The eLearning startup managed to beat off competition from other innovative business ideas in the Health Sciences publishing sector.
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Microplastic particles find their way into living cells if exposed to natural aquatic environments

The environment is polluted by microplastics worldwide. The tiny particles enter food chains, and thereby the digestive systems of animals and humans; moreover, they can be inhaled. Instead of being excreted, small microplastics can be incorporated into the body tissue.
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COVID-19 infection may also affect the central nervous system, cause neurological disorders

COVID-19 is known primarily as a respiratory disease, with symptoms that include cough, shortness of breath, and, in severe cases, acute respiratory distress syndrome and pneumonia
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COVID-19 pandemic highlights uncertainty inherent in science

The COVID-19 pandemic has once again highlighted the uncertainty inherent in science. The results of a Germany-wide study conducted by researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and Charite - Universitaetsmedizin Berlin show that most Germans want to be openly informed about this uncertainty.
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Study sheds new light on reflexive behaviors

When you touch a hot stove, your hand reflexively pulls away; if you miss a rung on a ladder, you instinctively catch yourself.
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Automated kiosks can improve medication adherence

Ever see long lines at the pharmacy counter and give up on a medication, or find that the drive is just a little too long?
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Annual Legionella Conference to address major health crisis

A virtual special session of the annual Legionella Conference co-hosted by NSF Health Sciences and the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) will focus on disease prevention from waterborne pathogens during a public health crisis.
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IGC researchers receive three out of six European Research Council grants

Since the establishment of the European Research Council in 2008, the IGC has secured 17 of their competitive grants (7 Starting, 8 Consolidator and 2 Advanced).
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Researchers deploy new framework for eliminating defects in health care value

A new paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine Catalyst states that the U.S. health care system spends in excess of $1.3 trillion annually on sub-optimal behavior and outlines a roadmap for reducing costs by eliminating defects in health care value.
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Researchers find new method for safe and effective delivery of medicines to the lungs

Investigators at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School recently identified a new method for safe and effective delivery of medicines to the lungs that can be used for multiple clinical applications, potentially including aerosol vaccination.
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Melatonin and its metabolites promote the formation of long-term memories

Researchers at Tokyo Medical and Dental University in Japan show that melatonin and its metabolites promote the formation of long-term memories in mice and protect against cognitive decline.
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New polio vaccine is the first to work on mutated form of the virus

A new polio vaccine that could tackle mutated strains of the disease has passed phase II clinical trials, according to two studies published in medical journal The Lancet.
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Report highlights the limited availability of sex-disaggregated data related to COVID-19

Most countries in the world are not publishing data disaggregated by sex, thereby putting a strain on efforts to improve gender equality, according to the latest Open Data Inventory.
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International research project to improve knowledge on climate change and health impacts

Climate change is according to the WHO the greatest threat to human health in the 21st century. By bringing together leaders in climate change and health research, this international project will contribute with knowledge and policy advice on climate change and health impacts.
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Preschoolers’ eating, activity, and sleep routines disrupted during spring COVID-19 lockdown

Preschool children's eating, activity, and sleep routines were disrupted during the spring COVID-19 lockdown, which may be detrimental to child health and development a study suggests.
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Comorbid psychiatric disorders explain elevated suicide risk in autism spectrum disorders

A population-based study revealed reasons behind elevated suicide risk, attempted suicides, and other selfharm, which require special health care, among a and young adults with autism spectrum disorders. Comorbid disorders, especially non-affective psychoses and the affective and anxiety disorders, explained the risk.
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Testing memory over four weeks could help identify the earliest signs of Alzheimer's disease

New research suggests testing people's memory over four weeks could identify who is at higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease before it has developed.
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Combination therapy places no greater burden on early-stage breast cancer patients

Adding an immune checkpoint inhibitor to the standard chemotherapy regimen for patients with early-stage breast cancer places no greater burden on patients' ability to perform day-to-day activities than chemotherapy alone, new research by Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center investigators shows.
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A new model for assessing kidney function in cancer patients

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory scientists have developed a new model for assessing kidney function in cancer patients as part of an international collaboration that involved contributions from the United Kingdom and Sweden.
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Study connects specific foods to later-in-life cognitive acuity

The foods we eat may have a direct impact on our cognitive acuity in our later years. This is the key finding of an Iowa State University research study spotlighted in an article published in the November 2020 issue of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.
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Australia live news: Scott Morrison says quarantine rules to be tightened for airline crews after national cabinet

Queensland border opens to New Zealand and UQ Covid vaccine trial abandoned. Follow latest updatesFollow our global coronavirus live blog Full Australian Covid stats; restrictions state by stateDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 1.21am GMT In response to a question on why Australia isn’t purchasing more of the Pfizer vaccine, which has recieved approval in the UK and the US, the PM has said the vaccine will be approved on “Australian rules with Austr...
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Researchers receive $651,997 funding to study memory dysfunction in MS

Researchers at Montclair State University and Kessler Foundation have received funding totaling $651,997 from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to measure memory-related abilities in individuals with and without multiple sclerosis (MS) for clues to how such cognitive processes are altered by MS. Joshua Sandry, PhD, assistant professor of psychology at Montclair State and Ekaterina Dobryakova, PhD, research scientist in the Center for Traumatic Brain Injury Research at Kessler Foundation, c...
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New studies analyze the impact of hurricanes on hospitalizations, medical providers

More older adults are hospitalized in the month following hurricanes while fewer primary care doctors, surgeons and specialists are available in some of their communities in the long term, according to a pair of University of Michigan studies.
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Study explores inequalities in mental health burden of COVID-19 pandemic

Researchers in Israel have conducted a study exploring the behavioral and psychological impact of the coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) pandemic in an effort to understand the biological and environmental factors that may influence how individuals cope with the crisis.
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MUSC cancer researcher named as a 2020 fellow of National Academy of Innovators

In recognition of her spirit of innovation and the lasting impact of her work on cancer patients, MUSC Hollings Cancer Center researcher Nancy Klauber-DeMore, M.D., has been named as a 2020 fellow of the National Academy of Innovators, the organization announced Dec. 8.
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$2.5 million funding helps researchers to advance tools for predicting readmission in diabetic patients

Each year in the United States, more than 1 million patients with diabetes make return trips to the hospital for diabetes-related illness, often being readmitted within 30 days of their initial hospitalization.
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New survey to understand the prevalence of marijuana use among cancer patients

Marijuana use is illegal in South Carolina, even for medical purposes. But national survey data shows that the use of marijuana for medical reasons is common, regardless of whether the people who use it live in a state with a legal marketplace.
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New computer algorithm could end misidentification of cancer cells in laboratories

Researchers from the University of Kent have developed a computer algorithm that can identify differences in cancer cell lines based on microscopic images, a unique development towards ending misidentification of cells in laboratories.
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Using AI to find optimal combination of available therapies against SARS-CoV-2

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore has utilized a ground-breaking artificial intelligence (AI) platform to derive an optimal combination of available therapies against SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19.
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UC Davis Health Said First Pfizer Vaccines Expected To Arrive Next Week

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – UC Davis Health announced Thursday that it expects to begin receiving COVID-19 vaccines as early as Monday. UC Davis Health said it is among at least seven California hospitals chosen to receive the first allotment of Pfizer vaccines. At this time, it is unclear how many vaccines will be delivered or exactly when they will be delivered. UC Davis Health said when they do receive the vaccines, they will begin distributing them to a limited number of employees based on risk to ...
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