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Negative trend on Facebook may cause people to develop false perception of COVID-19 vaccine

The human papillomavirus infection, or HPV, is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. HPV is associated with health problems including genital warts and cancers, but a vaccine has been available since 2006 to help stop the virus.
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New mathematical model proposes optimal treatment strategies for COVID-19

Getting control of COVID-19 will take more than widespread vaccination; it will also require a better understanding of why the disease causes no apparent symptoms in some people but leads to rapid multi-organ failure and death in others, as well as better insight into what treatments work best and for which patients.
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Study: Decreased activation of LEF1 gene disrupts ordinary neuronal function

Lithium is considered the gold standard for treating bipolar disorder (BD), but nearly 70 percent of people with BD don't respond to it.
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Researchers identify natural products with potential to disrupt viral spread

Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of California San Diego have broken down the genomic and life history traits of three classes of viruses that have caused endemic and global pandemics in the past and identify natural products - compounds produced in nature - with the potential to disrupt their spread.
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Scientist receives $1.37 million grant to advance metabolomics data

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded University of Massachusetts Amherst biostatistician Raji Balasubramanian a four-year, $1.37 million grant to advance the analysis of data from metabolomics research.
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Glycyrrhizin in licorice root neutralizes SARS-CoV-2 in vitro by inhibiting the main protease Mpro

In a recent bioRxiv* preprint paper, researchers from Germany analyzed aqueous licorice root extract for its neutralizing activity against SARS-CoV-2 in vitro. They identified glycyrrhizin, the primary active ingredient in the root, and revealed the underlying mechanism of viral neutralization.
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One-third of COVID-19 survivors manifest neurological problems

In a longitudinal study recently published on the preprint server medRxiv*, Andrea Pilotto et al. find that one-third of COVID-19 infection survivors have long-term neurological manifestations after hospitalization.
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COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in UK varies significantly between population subgroups

Researchers investigating attitudes towards vaccination against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) among the UK population have found that, overall, most people were willing to accept a vaccine.
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Study captures high bodily emissions during workouts

One sweaty, huffing, exercising person emits as many chemicals from their body as up to five sedentary people, according to a new University of Colorado Boulder study.
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UC-MSC infusions reduce risk of death, quicken recovery time in severe COVID-19 cases

Dr. Camilo Ricordi, director of the Diabetes Research Institute and Cell Transplant Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and his team of international collaborators are reporting the results of a groundbreaking randomized controlled trial showing umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cell (UC-MSC) infusions safely reduce risk of death and quicken time to recovery for the most severe COVID-19 patients.
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Three teams at Binghamton University awarded grants to pursue COVID-19 research projects

The State University of New York has awarded grants of up to $10,000 to three teams at Binghamton University to pursue research projects related to COVID-19.
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COVID-19 vaccination in UK may not lead to relaxation of control measures

Researchers have warned that early relaxation of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) control measures in the UK could lead to pronounced waves of further infection with the causative agent severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).
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Researchers receive $2.1 million NIH grant to study causes of congenital heart defects

Congenital heart defects are the most common type of birth defect, affecting nearly 1% of births in the United States each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Doctors have been unable to lower that number due to a lack of knowledge about their source.
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Researchers reveal distinct molecular signature in tumor tissues of Black breast cancer patients

A Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center team led by Christine Ambrosone, PhD, and Song Yao, PhD, has revealed a distinct molecular signature in the tumor tissues of Black patients with breast cancer.
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Thousands of Victorians set to isolate after mystery Covid case in man who visited Boxing Day Test

MCG and Chadstone Shopping Centre investigated as exposure sites for coronavirus as NSW reports four locally acquired cases and pushes ahead with Sydney Test NSW hotspots; Victoria hotspotsCovid restrictions state by stateFollow the Australia Covid live blogThousands of people may have to self-isolate in Victoria after a man tested positive for coronavirus after attending the Melbourne Cricket Ground on the second day of the Boxing Day Test.The MCG, which reported an attendance of 23,841 on 27 D...
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Comprehensive review details the evolution of surgical microscopes

A clear view of anatomical structures is vital for the success of surgery--especially in microsurgery where narrow anatomical cavities or proximity to vulnerable organs and tissues can pose significant risks to patient health.
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Researchers investigate how COVID-19 pandemic has changed sex offender behavior

Researchers at the University of Birmingham are investigating how sex offenders have changed their behavior in response to the Covid-19 outbreak.
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Mid-term clinical trial results of two cell therapies for critical limb ischemia show similar outcomes

Mid-term results of the first clinical trial designed specifically to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of two cell therapies that are showing early promise in treating angiitis-induced critical limb ischemia were released today in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine.
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Cellid, IVI sign research service contract to evaluate immunogenicity of COVID-19 vaccine

Cellid and the International Vaccine Institute have exchanged a collaborative research agreement to analyze the immunogenicity of the COVID-19 vaccine "AdCLD-CoV19".
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Care is no longer personal. Care is political. [PODCAST]

“To care for dependents, the carer must be cared for, both for the sake of her charge and for her own sake. Without such basic infrastructure, we have anxiety, confusion, and chaos. Contagion knows no independent individuals.  Its boundaries are not the boundaries of our skin. It relies on the inevitable sociality of human beings. But our […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Groundbreaking research project shows how brain health can traverse generations

Your father's exercise routine may have made you smarter according to EU-funded researchers studying how lifestyle choices affect brain function and memory. The findings could lead to new treatments for neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's disease.
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Georgia counting votes in runoffs that decide Senate control

By STEVE PEOPLES, BILL BARROW and RUSS BYNUM ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia officials began counting the final votes of the nation’s turbulent 2020 election season on Tuesday night as polls closed in two critical races that will determine control of the U.S. Senate and, in turn, the fate of President-elect Joe Biden’s legislative agenda. The two Senate runoff elections are leftovers from the November general election, when none of the candidates hit the 50% threshold. Democrats need to win both races to...
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Increased COVID-19 infections following the reopening of Florida schools

Reopening Florida elementary and high schools in September was followed by increased COVID-19 infections, according to data analyzed by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Harvard Medical School and Tel Aviv University researchers.
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NCCN publishes new informational resources on health and wellness for cancer survivors

Today, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network announced the publication of new, free informational resources on health and wellness for cancer survivors.
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Australia coronavirus news live: NSW reports four new cases as Victoria records one new mystery case in person who attended Boxing Day Test

People who attended venues in Merrylands, Parramatta, Mays Hill and Pendle Hill in Sydney urged to get tested. Follow all the latest news and updates, liveNSW hotspots; Victoria hotspotsCovid restrictions state by stateFollow the global live blog 12.22am GMT Also banned from attending the Sydney Test are people who were in the same stand of the MCG as the Melbourne man identified by Victorian authorities earlier today, for the second day of the Boxing Day test.That’s the the great southern s...
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Danes are not as good as Chinese at discerning bitter tastes, studies show

Two studies from the University of Copenhagen show that Danes aren't quite as good as Chinese at discerning bitter tastes. The research suggests that this is related to anatomical differences upon the tongues of Danish and Chinese people.
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Self-control in childhood may help set people up for healthy midlife aging

Self-control, the ability to contain one's own thoughts, feelings and behaviors, and to work toward goals with a plan, is one of the personality traits that makes a child ready for school. And, it turns out, ready for life as well.
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Georgia counting ballots in crucial Senate runoff elections

By STEVE PEOPLES, BILL BARROW and RUSS BYNUM ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia officials started counting ballots as polls began to close across the state on Tuesday night in two critical races that will determine control of the U.S. Senate and, in turn, the fate of President-elect Joe Biden’s legislative agenda. The two Senate runoff elections are leftovers from the November general election, when none of the candidates hit the 50% threshold. Democrats need to win both races to seize the Senate majority —...
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Researchers apply AI to help physicians customize treatments for patients with oral cancers

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University and partners in the United States and India are applying the investigative and predictive capabilities of artificial intelligence (AI) to help physicians customize treatments for patients with oral squamous cell carcinomas.
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AI screening algorithms to diagnose diabetic retinopathy do not show consistent performance

Diabetes continues to be the leading cause of new cases of blindness among adults in the United States. But the current shortage of eye-care providers would make it impossible to keep up with demand to provide the requisite annual screenings for this population.
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