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B.1.1.7 variant and healthcare workers’ travel worry

Recently a team of researchers from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States assessed travel-related anxiety in healthcare workers (HCWs) considering the emergence of new variants caused by SARS-CoV-2 mutations.
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Research shows immediate phase of blood vessel restructuring after aneurysm

Hitting a pothole on the road in just the wrong way might create a bulge on the tire, a weakened spot that will almost certainly lead to an eventual flat tire. But what if that tire could immediately begin reknitting its rubber, reinforcing the bulge and preventing it from bursting?
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New study unravels complete sequence of DNA repair mechanism

Every living organism has DNA, and every living organism engages in DNA replication, the process by which DNA makes an exact copy of itself during cell division. While it's a tried-and-true process, problems can arise.
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New partnership to develop test for predicting disease course in pediatric Crohn's patients

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, the leading non-profit organization focused on both research and patient support for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), has entered into a partnership with LifeArc, an independent medical research charity that advances translation of early science into health care treatments or diagnostics, to potentially develop the first clinical lab test to predict disease course in pediatric patients with Crohn's disease and response to treatment.
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Optimistic pupils with 'happy' memories linked to lower drink and drug risk

Teenagers with happy childhood memories are likely to drink less, take fewer drugs and enjoy learning, according to research published in the peer-reviewed journal Addiction Research & Theory.
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Hyperinflammatory conditions drive gender differences in COVID-19 severity and mortality

Recently researchers from India analyzed gender differences in COVID-19-related hyperinflammatory conditions resulting in mortality in Indian patients. The study is published on the preprint server, medRxiv*.
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High density of street trees may help improve mental health

Depression, especially in urban areas, is on the rise, now more than ever. Mental health outcomes are influenced by, among other things, the type of environment where one lives.
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Circulating antiphospholipid antibodies drive endothelial cell activation in COVID-19

With the emergence of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019), researchers have been closely investigating the complex interplay between severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection, the human immune system, and COVID-19 disease severity.
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First-of-its-kind cardiovascular drug gets FDA approval based on study from Canadian VIGOUR Centre

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the drug vericiguat for use in patients with heart failure.
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DARPA funding brings wireless communication between brains one step closer to reality

Wireless communication directly between brains is one step closer to reality thanks to $8 million in Department of Defense follow-up funding for Rice University neuroengineers.
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American Heart Association committed to support more than $230 million to achieve health equity

The American Heart Association, the leading global voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke, is making an unprecedented series of investments focused on enhancing its historic commitment to addressing the social determinants of health and the barriers to achieving health equity for all communities - urban, suburban and rural.
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Probiotics as adjuvant therapy for COVID-19 patients

In a recent review published in the Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research & Reviews, Luigi Santacroce and Francesco Inchingolo et al. address the many factors such as dysbiosis (imbalance in the microbiota) that could influence the SARS-CoV-2 infection course.
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Reducing loneliness may decrease suicidality risk among adolescents having depressed mothers

Children of mothers experiencing depressive symptoms are more at risk, as adolescents, of experiencing suicidal thoughts and attempting suicide.
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New SARS-CoV-2 variants resistant to convalescent sera and and monoclonal antibodies

Researchers studying the effect of convalescent sera and monoclonal antibodies from recovered patients found the UK and South African SARS-CoV-2 variants are more resistant to neutralization compared to the wild-type virus.
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Study shows link between early brainstem tau accumulation and cortical hyperexcitability

Study conducted by researchers from the GIGA CRC In vivo Imaging laboratory at ULiège demonstrates, for the first time in humans, how the first deposits of tau proteins in the brainstem are associated with neurophysiological processes specific to the early stages of Alzheimer's disease development.
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World's first fully reversible manipulation of the circadian clock

The Nagoya University Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules research team of Designated Associate Professor Tsuyoshi Hirota, Postdoctoral Fellow Simon Miller, Professor Kenichiro Itami and graduate student Tsuyoshi Oshima (Research Fellowship for Young Scientists, JSPS), in collaboration with the group of Professor Ben Feringa and Postdoctoral Fellow Dušan Kolarski of Groningen University in the Netherlands, have achieved a world first: fully reversible manipulation of the period of the circ...
Tags: Health, Netherlands, Groningen University, Ben Feringa, Tsuyoshi Hirota Postdoctoral Fellow Simon Miller, Kenichiro Itami, Tsuyoshi Oshima Research Fellowship, Dušan Kolarski


New drug screening platform identifies inhibitors of SARS-CoV-2

Researchers in the UK and the United States have developed a stem-cell-based screening platform for identifying compounds that inhibit infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) – the causative agent for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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UK COVID-19 death to case ratio increased in December 2020, say researchers

Researchers in Scotland have conducted a study showing that the proportion of deaths due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) resulting from infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) increased in the UK after November 2020.
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UK officials say people who get the contagious coronavirus variant may have a higher risk of death. Here's why that could be.

A row of ambulances parked outside the Royal London Hospital. Daniel Leaf-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images UK officials announced on Friday that the coronavirus variant discovered there may have a higher mortality rate than the original. That may be because people sick with the variant have — more virus in their bodies — a factor linked with more severe COVID-19. The variant is more transmissible, so more people are getting infected, which may cause a higher death toll. Visit Business Insider...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, London, News, Trends, United Kingdom, Who, World Health Organization, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Mutations, Mike Ryan, Vanderbilt University, University of Exeter, Patrick Vallance


Study finds high prevalence of cardiovascular conditions in male breast cancer patients

Male breast cancer patients were found to have a high prevalence of cardiovascular conditions, in a small study of this rare patient population presented at the American College of Cardiology's Advancing the Cardiovascular Care of the Oncology Patient Virtual course.
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New, highly accurate 20-minute COVID-19 test is trialed across the University of Surrey

A new, highly accurate COVID-19 test, Virus Hunter 6 (VH6), which delivers results in under 20 minutes is being trialed across the University of Surrey, this week.
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Scientists develop a model to track viral load in COVID-19 patients

Scientists from the University of Alberta, Canada, have developed a model to determine patient-specific viral load curves for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The data obtained from this model can be used in other higher-level models to evaluate the physiological and pathological impacts of virus infection and determine patient risks.
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LA County touts improved vaccine signup site as coronavirus numbers continue to decline

With coronavirus statistics continuing to budge downward and a reimagined vaccination signup website to show off on Monday, Jan. 25,  Los Angeles County health officials expressed guarded optimism that the pandemic was started to ease up at last — with fingers crossed that they would get enough vaccines soon to make a bigger dent in the mammoth task of inoculating 10 million county residents. After state health officials today lifted all regional stay-at-home orders, including in the 11-county S...
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Bispecific antibody shows efficacy against new SARS-CoV-2 variants

A team of international scientists has recently developed a bispecific antibody that can bind two non-overlapping regions of the spike receptor-binding domain of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and completely prevent the viral-host interaction.
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Herd immunity to SARS-CoV-2 may not be achievable with current vaccines

A recent preprint research paper posted on the medRxiv server asks the question: “Is “herd immunity” to COVID-19 a realistic outcome of any immunization program with the two main vaccines currently licensed in the UK?”
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European soccer players may have up to 3.5 times higher risk for COVID-19

As efforts are underway to keep the season going under existing restrictions, a preprint research paper appearing on the medRxiv server describes the estimated incidence and the risk of infection with the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) among European soccer players.
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8 big thinkers to follow on social media in 2021

While social media is often a source of disinformation, some thought leaders are using their platforms as a force for good. Social networks offer an opportunity for readers to learn science-backed advice from top professionals in their fields. From journalists covering disinformation to a doctor giving the best physical therapy advice around, these influential voices deserve wide audiences. In her 2017 book, "What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear," NYU associate professor of medicine Danielle O...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Instagram, Medicine, California, Washington Post, Youtube, America, Social Media, Journalism, History, United States, Innovation, Biden, PPP, Ahmed


Stem cell based cell culture model to recapitulate important aspects of NAFLD

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a widespread condition in the Western World. Around 30% of the population have lipid droplets stored in their liver which diminish its function in the long term.
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A medical student’s story of racism and bias [PODCAST]

“I am left wondering what would have happened if I was the patient’s daughter, niece (who she said I reminded her of), or friend. The nurse made a quick judgment based on my physical characteristics, and she was completely incorrect. I am blessed to be able to challenge people’s implicit bias on a daily basis. […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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New method can help identify potential anti-cancer drugs at a high pace

The enzymes in human cells known as histone deacetylases, or HDACs, are targets for a handful of anticancer drugs because of their ability to affect gene expression.
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