Robotic exoskeletons improve motor function in adolescents with acquired brain injury

A team of New Jersey researchers has shown that gait training using robotic exoskeletons improved motor function in adolescents and young adults with acquired brain injury.
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New initiative launched to empower youth against COVID-19 pandemic

A new ground-breaking global youth mobilization was launched today to invest in and scale up youth-led solutions and engagements in response to COVID-19.
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World Health Organization issues notice for in vitro diagnostics users

Nucleic acid testing (NAT) technologies that use real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) for detection of SARS-CoV-2.
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Microglial surveillance helps prevent seizure activity in the brain

An important part of the brain's immune system, cells called microglia constantly extend and retract "branches" from their cell body to survey their environment.
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Hybrid approach reveals details about genes involved in Meier-Gorlin syndrome

Meier-Gorlin syndrome, or MGS, is a rare genetic developmental disorder that causes dwarfism, small ears, a small brain, missing patella and other skeletal abnormalities. In severe cases, MGS results in miscarriages and stillbirths.
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Study examines psychological, social predictors of U.S. adults' willingness to get COVID-19 vaccine

The first COVID-19 vaccine has received emergency use authorization. Yet a key question remains: Will U.S. adults be willing to get it?
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Research sheds light on the underprediction riddle of biomass burning

Oxidized organic aerosol is a major component of ambient particulate matter, substantially impacting climate, human health, and ecosystems.
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Study explores link between aging, obesity, and metabolic diseases

Unraveling the links among obesity, aging, telomere lengths and metabolic diseases is the subject of the study published today in Nature Metabolism by a collaborative research team at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).
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ACAAI releases guidance related to risk of allergic reactions to Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

With the emergency use authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine by the FDA on December 11, 2020, and distribution beginning today, the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force recommends the following guidance related to risk of an allergic reaction on vaccination for those who receive the vaccine.
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Single-dose radiation therapy may lessen, eliminate unsafe additional outside trips during the pandemic

According to recent studies, an increase in the COVID-19 positivity rate correlates to an increase in mortality from non-coronavirus-related diseases.
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The effect of vaccination on the spread of COVID-19 disease

Researchers from Cornell University, USA, have modeled the effect of vaccination on the spread of COVID-19 disease. They suggest that vaccinating healthcare workers first followed by people who have many social interactions, such as grocers and airline cabin crew, will help reduce transmission. The research is published on the preprint server medRxiv*, prior to peer review.
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New clue to protect neurons and encourage their growth found

Many neurodegenerative conditions, from glaucoma to Alzheimer's disease, are characterized by injury to axons -; the long, slender projections that conduct electrical impulses from one nerve cell to another, facilitating cellular communications. Injury to axons often leads to neuronal impairment and cell death.
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Southern California nursing homes ready for their own coronavirus vaccine rollout

Nursing homes around the region were gearing up Monday, Dec. 14, to receive the first doses of COVID-19 vaccines for their staff and residents while battling the region’s explosive surge of novel coronavirus cases. Los Angeles County announced last week that it was pulling nursing homes out of a federal COVID-19 vaccine distribution program with Walgreens and CVS in order to have “quicker vaccination and higher vaccine coverage.” Facilities in the county are now readying to conduct vaccinations ...
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New alliance seeks to tackle the plague of falsified medical products

COVID-19 has spawned a "stark rise" in the global circulation of fake medical products relating to the pandemic, experts warn as they launch an alliance aimed at tackling the scourge.
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Researchers identify cases of best practices in Europe to reduce inequalities in cancer prevention

The Area of Cancer and Public Health of the Foundation for the Promotion of Health and Biomedical Research of Valencia Region has been taking part in the consortium of the European Commission Innovative Partnership for Action Against Cancer since 2018.
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Research breakthrough dispels concerns that human stem cells contain cancer-causing mutations

Pioneering new research has made a pivotal breakthrough that dispel concerns that human stem cells could contain cancer-causing mutations.
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Behavioral strategies for the promotion of COVID-19 vaccines

National efforts to develop a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine at "warp speed" will likely yield a safe and effective vaccine by early 2021. However, this important milestone is only the first step in an equally important challenge: getting a majority of the U.S. public vaccinated.
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Eureka's InvisiMask human antibody nasal spray offers protection against SARS-CoV-2 in mice

Eureka Therapeutics, Inc. announced today successful preclinical results from its InvisiMask™ Human Antibody Nasal Spray in mice, which offers protection against SARS-CoV-2 S pseudotyped virus infection for up to 10 hours.
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Research shows fitness suffered in most individuals during COVID-19

Researchers from the University of Texas, San Antonio and UT-Health Sciences, Texas, recently attempted to fill this knowledge gap by addressing how the COVID-19 pandemic and related stay-at-home orders are changing the daily habits of individuals.
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When coaching physicians with wellness, don’t lead with mindfulness [PODCAST]

“In my work with physicians and physician leaders in academic medicine, I learned that physicians are highly self-reflective and aware of the pressures they face; however, they are frequently the last to ask for help, and the first to deprioritize their own self-care.  This has led to high suicide rates in the overall physician population. For coaches […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Higher risk of West Nile virus infection in low-income urban neighborhoods in Baltimore

In Baltimore, Maryland, people living in low-income urban neighborhoods are more at risk of contracting West Nile virus, a mosquito-borne disease, than people living in more affluent neighborhoods. So reports a new study published in the Journal of Medical Entomology.
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Virtual reality-based rehabilitation for recovery of stroke and neurodegenerative disease patients

Virtual reality-based rehabilitation programs are becoming an important complement to conventional motor therapy for stroke patients and individuals with neurodegenerative diseases.
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UV-LEDs can efficiently, quickly kill coronavirus

Researchers from Tel Aviv University (TAU) have proven that the coronavirus can be killed efficiently, quickly, and cheaply using ultraviolet (UV) light-emitting diodes (UV-LEDs). They believe that the UV-LED technology will soon be available for private and commercial use.
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Higher proportion of male bosses found to have negative attitudes toward depression

A higher proportion of male than of female managers have negative attitudes toward depression, a University of Gothenburg study shows.
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Sharing health data could improve a person's weight loss maintenance

Creating healthy habits, like increasing physical activity and improving eating habits, can be difficult to maintain long term, especially without accountability.
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Australia news live: NSW and Qld face another day of wild weather; Craig McLachlan not guilty of indecent assault

Authorities warn of more flooding and coastal erosion; China-state-owned media reports power stations have been told not to buy Australian coal. Follow the latest updatesCraig McLachlan has been found not guilty of indecent assaultNo free ride for Australian coal into ChinaByron Bay beach damage ‘worst in a generation’ as storms batter coastlineCoronavirus live news: Netherlands announces five-week lockdown as UK detects new Covid strain 12.23am GMT The prime minister is in Tasmania, unveili...
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Compound derived from thunder god vine could improve outcomes for pancreatic cancer patients

The results of a pre-clinical study led by researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute, an affiliate of City of Hope, suggest how a compound derived from the thunder god vine -- an herb used in China for centuries to treat joint pain, swelling and fever -- is able to kill cancer cells and potentially improve clinical outcomes for patients with pancreatic cancer.
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Recommendations to prevent SARS-CoV-2 spread via aerosols in hospitals and nursing homes

A variety of measures are necessary to prevent the spread of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in hospitals and nursing homes. It is particularly important to develop an appropriate strategy to protect healthcare workers from airborne transmission.
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Networks of genes involved in congenital heart disease revealed

Over two million babies, children, and adults in the United States are living with congenital heart disease--a range of birth defects affecting the heart's structure or function.
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Smart ring can be reliably used to detect the onset of fevers

Temperature data collected by wearable devices worn on the finger can be reliably used to detect the onset of fevers, a leading symptom of both COVID-19 and the flu, according to a team of researchers from the University of California San Diego, UC San Francisco and MIT Lincoln Lab.
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