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Top cancer organizations endorse resumption of cancer screening during COVID-19

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) and the American Cancer Society (ACS) are teaming up with leading cancer organizations across the country to endorse the resumption of cancer screening and treatment during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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New consortium aims to establish the biggest pathology data to advance artificial intelligence

A new consortium of the EU Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) aims to establish the biggest database of pathology images to accelerate the development of artificial intelligence in medicine.
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Study: Targeting glycoprotein could improve response to cancer immunotherapy

It was an unexpected discovery that started with an analysis of more than 1,000 genes. The question: why game-changing cancer immunotherapy treatments work for only a fraction of patients.
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Men's aggression is tied to social pressure, shows study

When their manhood is threatened, some men respond aggressively, but not all. New research from Duke University suggests who may be most triggered by such threats - younger men whose sense of masculinity depends heavily on other people's opinions.
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Optimizing the structure of drug delivery systems can help target cancer cells

The main culprit in cancer is healthy cells that have gone rogue and acquire the ability to divide uncontrollably.
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3D-printable resins used in dental applications may be toxic to reproductive health

3D-printable resins, such as those used in dental applications, are marketed as biocompatible. Clear tooth aligners, a multi-billion-dollar industry, use these resins. Many other consumer products use 3D-printable resins.
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Saliva-based and antibody tests expand testing capacity, track vaccine response

Mason scientists employ a rapid-result, saliva-based test that significantly expands testing capacity, and an antibody test that can track vaccine response.
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Physicians receive Pfizer Prize for research on leukemia, cardiac arrhythmias

This year, four of a total of fifteen Pfizer Research Prizes have been awarded to physicians from the University of Bern and the Inselspital, University Hospital Bern.
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New machine learning model predicts COVID-19 severity

COVID-19 vaccine distribution has begun across the globe, while many countries are still struggling with the rampant rise of infections.
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Study examines racial, ethnic composition of New York's nurse practitioner workforce

A recent study conducted by researchers at the University at Albany's Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWS) examined the racial/ethnic composition of New York's nurse practitioner (NP) workforce. Researchers examined key demographic, educational, and practice characteristics of the state's active NPs.
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New approach to capture natural killer cells and harvest cancer-killing packets

Building on the promise of emerging therapies to deploy the body's "natural killer" immune cells to fight cancer, researchers at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center and U-M College of Engineering have gone one step further.
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NEI scientists develop and test a promising gene therapy strategy for rare eye disease

Scientists at the National Eye Institute have developed a promising gene therapy strategy for a rare disease that causes severe vision loss in childhood.
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Simulation can be a viable way to refine new medical guidelines for COVID-19

Simulation can be a viable way to quickly evaluate and refine new medical guidelines and educate hospital staff in new procedures, a recent study from UT Southwestern's Department of Pediatrics shows.
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Coronavirus live news: Novavax effective against UK variant but less so against South African one

Trials showed jab was 89% effective in UK and 60% in South Africa; Paris to suspend jabs over shortage; Vietnam reports nine new cases. Follow latest updatesNovavax Covid vaccine shown to be nearly 90% effective in UK trialAstraZeneca may have to renegotiate vaccine contracts, say expertsOxford vaccine spat could lead to divergence in Covid strategiesPeople of colour must get fair access to vaccines, Fauci saysSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.20am GMT A Lancet Public Health Journal has con...
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WHO-led team of scientists is in Wuhan investigating COVID-19 pandemic origins in China

A World Health Organization-led team investigating the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic will meet Chinese scientists on Friday and plans to visit labs, markets and hospitals in Wuhan, reports Reuters. "The team plans to visit hospitals, laboratories and markets. Field visits will include the Wuhan Institute of Virology, Huanan market, Wuhan CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) laboratory," the WHO said in a tweet. — Read the rest
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Researchers investigate a new strategy to manage sodium levels in hemodialysis patients

Researchers at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology were part of a collaborative effort to investigate a new strategy to manage sodium levels in patients with kidney failure who were undergoing hemodialysis treatment.
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Researchers design an on-chip printed 'electronic nose'

Skoltech researchers and their colleagues from Russia and Germany have designed an on-chip printed 'electronic nose' that serves as a proof of concept for low-cost and sensitive devices to be used in portable electronics and healthcare.
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Pandemic-weary medical teams watch warily as LA County widens business access

Dr. Thomas Yadegar sounded weary. After months of being worn thin by the pandemic’s waves of infection and death, however, the medical director of the Intensive Care Unit at Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center was hopeful.To a point. A critical care team at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center in Torrance prepare to administer a ventilator. (Photo courtesy Dr. Alex Hakim) “Compared to a few weeks ago, we’ve seen a decrease in the number of COVID admissions,” Yadegar sa...
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Zoom is foie gras of the brain [PODCAST]

“We lack the necessary signaling of the nonverbal cues when only looking at one’s face. The presenter’s large face only a few inches from our screen may evoke our primordial threat response with its resulting cascading transmitters. The angulation of computer and phone cameras causes facial distortions. Unless one aligns oneself to be at the […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Gendered division of labor in human societies shaped spatial behavior and landscape use

Navigating, exploring and thinking about space are part of daily life, whether it's carving a path through a crowd, hiking a backcountry trail or maneuvering into a parking spot.
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Neonatal antibiotic treatment associated with reduced weight and height in boys

Exposure to antibiotics in the first days of life is thought to affect various physiological aspects of neonatal development.
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LA County surpasses 16,000 deaths as restaurants prepare for return of outdoor dining

As Los Angeles County restaurant owners were getting ready for a return to outdoor dining on Friday, the pandemic proved it was far from over, as the county surpassed 16,000 fatalities linked to COVID-19 on Thursday, Jan. 28. Deaths are considered a lagging indicator, among the last statistics to move — after hospitalizations and cases, which have been declining in recent weeks. While officials believe the coronavirus pandemic could be waning, it was still very real for the loved ones of another...
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Study uncovers genetic similarities between PTSD and other mental health disorders

Attempts to identify the genetic causes of neuropsychiatric diseases such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) through large-scale genome-wide analyses have yielded thousands of potential links.
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Self- or caregiver swabs are as effective as healthcare worker swabs for detecting pathogens

Self swabs and caregiver swabs are effective at detecting multiple pathogens and are just as accurate as those taken by healthcare workers, according to a team of Australian researchers.
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Weight loss before surgery may not be beneficial for patients with knee osteoarthritis

A new University of Alberta study shows that losing weight before knee replacement surgery doesn't lead to better outcomes for patients.
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Chinese spice provides insight into how human brains detect and perceive touch

New insight into how human brains detect and perceive different types of touch, such as fluttery vibrations and steady pressures, has been revealed by UCL scientists with the help of the ancient Chinese cooking ingredient, Szechuan pepper.
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Research highlights public health burden posed by livestock-associated MRSA

For Michigan State University's Felicia Wu, the surprise isn't that people who work with livestock are at higher risk of picking up antibiotic-resistant bacteria, but instead how much higher their risk levels are.
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Study reveals depth of BAME health inequality in England

Impact in some ethnic minority groups equivalent to being 20 years older than actual age, study saysThe health impact of belonging to some ethnic minority groups is equivalent to being 20 years older than your actual age, England’s largest ever study of health inequalities in BAME communities has found.Not only are people from these groups often poorer and more likely to suffer from underlying health conditions, they are also more likely to report worse treatment when visiting their GP surgery, ...
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New study aims to improve the support and care for people affected by 'long COVID'

A new £375,000 study led by the University of Stirling is seeking to understand the lived experiences and support needs of people suffering from the long-term effects of COVID-19.
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Insomnia patients commonly underestimate their actual sleep behavior

People with sleep disorders commonly have a misperception about their actual sleep behavior. A research group led by Karin Trimmel and Stefan Seidel from MedUni Vienna's Department of Neurology (Outpatient Clinic for Sleep Disorders and Sleep-Related Disorders) analyzed polysomnography results to identify the types of sleep disorder that are associated with a discrepancy between self-reported and objective sleep parameters and whether there are any factors that influence this.
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