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Elevated Activin A and FLRG levels correlate with worst outcomes in severe COVID-19

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection causes a "cytokine storm" in hospitalized and ICU patients. Studies have shown that the blockade of cytokine signaling and steroid treatment helps achieve positive outcomes in patients.
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Birds keep a layer of soft, fluffy down feathers to regulate body temperature

Feathers are a sleek, intricate evolutionary innovation that makes flight possible for birds, but in addition to their stiff, aerodynamic feathers used for flight, birds also keep a layer of soft, fluffy down feathers between their bodies and their outermost feathers to regulate body temperature.
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CDC says vaccinated individuals can skip COVID quarantines

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic's global case toll has surpassed 109 million globally. Of these infections, 2.4 million people have already succumbed to the disease. As the pandemic continues to spread, many countries have rolled out vaccinations.
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Study explains why antipsychotic medications lead to weight gain, promote metabolic syndrome

Why do patients who receive antipsychotic medications to manage schizophrenia and bipolar disorder quickly gain weight and develop prediabetes and hyperinsulemia?
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Genetic testing technology wrongly detects the presence of very rare genetic variants

A technology that is widely used by commercial genetic testing companies is "extremely unreliable" in detecting very rare variants, meaning results suggesting individuals carry rare disease-causing genetic variants are usually wrong, according to new research published in the BMJ.
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Study: Cytoglobin drug could delay the progression of liver fibrosis in mice

Researchers have discovered that the use of Cytoglobin (CYGB) as an intravenous drug could delay liver fibrosis progression in mice.
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What makes some people COVID superspreaders?

The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, showed that older, obese people who have an acute COVID-19 infection release more aerosols, increasing viral transmission potential.
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Nanoparticle COVID-19 vaccine stimulates robust and long lasting immunity in primates

In the study, published on the preprint server bioRxiv, the team evaluated the ability of AS03, CpG 1018 formulated in Alum, the TLR-7 agonist adsorbed to Alum (AS37), the squalene-in-water emulsion (O/W), and Alum to boost protective immunity against SARS-CoV-2.
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Officials: 2 dead in Texas as subfreezing cold sweeps US

By PAUL J. WEBER and JAKE BLEIBERG AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A sprawling blast of winter weather across the U.S. is likely to blame for the deaths of two people in Texas, where an unusually snowy emergency Monday knocked out power for more than four million people, shut down grocery stores and air travel and closed schools ahead of frigid days still to come. As nightfall threatened to plummet temperatures again into single digits, officials warned that homes still without power would likely not have ...
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Drinking, smoking, and drug use may increase risk of premature heart disease in young people

Recreational drinking, smoking, and drug use is linked to premature heart disease in young people, particularly younger women, finds research published online in the journal Heart.
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One-size-fits-all approach to evaluating blood pressure could be detrimental to women’s health

A new study from the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai shows that women have a lower "normal" blood pressure range compared to men. The findings were published today in the peer-reviewed journal Circulation.
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Research shows rapid global spread of Southern California COVID-19 strain

A new strain of the coronavirus in Southern California, first reported last month by Cedars-Sinai, is rapidly spreading across the country and around the world as travelers apparently carry the virus with them to a growing list of global destinations, according to new research published today in the peer-reviewed Journal of the American Medical Association.
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Study: Targeted therapy prolongs survival in patients with advanced bladder cancer

In a new study led by researchers at Yale Cancer Center (YCC), the drug enfortumab vedotin (EV) significantly prolonged survival as compared with standard chemotherapy in patients with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma or bladder cancer, who had previously received platinum-based treatment and a PD-1–PD-L1 inhibitor.
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UTEP professor's discovery could lead to a way to inhibit overeating

Science is a step closer to a new response to obesity, thanks in part to a study conducted by a team that included Sergio Iñiguez, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology at The University of Texas at El Paso.
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Scientists study how a single gene alteration may have separated modern humans from extinct hominins

As a professor of pediatrics and cellular and molecular medicine at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, Alysson R. Muotri, PhD, has long studied how the brain develops and what goes wrong in neurological disorders.
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Study broadens the definition of self-injury mortality to encompass most drug overdose deaths

Classifying a death as suicide may be easiest for medical examiners and coroners in the western United States, which reports the highest suicide rates officially. Suicide by firearm is the leading method there, and usually clear in terms of evidence.
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How SARS-CoV-2 enters the central nervous system

The central nervous system (CNS) is highly protected in the human body. Yet, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) invades the CNS, causing profound clinical complications. How is the CNS involved in a respiratory virus infection?
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Study suggests a new way to personalize anti-CTLA-4 therapy for cancers

A Ludwig Cancer Research study has identified a novel mechanism by which a type of cancer immunotherapy known as CTLA-4 blockade can disable suppressive immune cells to aid the destruction of certain tumors.
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Research shows how chemicals in the tumor microenvironment enable cancer to evade attack

A paper published today in Nature shows how chemicals in the areas surrounding tumors--known as the tumor microenvironment--subvert the immune system and enable cancer to evade attack. These findings suggest that an existing drug could boost cancer immunotherapy.
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Australia news live: TGA approves AstraZeneca vaccine for use in Australia; Victoria reports two local Covid cases

Health officials recommend 12 weeks between AstraZeneca vaccine doses; cases of B1525 with worrying mutations found in 10 countries; hotel quarantine back in the spotlight. Follow all today’s news and updates, liveVictoria Covid hotspotsVictoria stage 4 rules and restrictionsAustralia state by state rules explainedFollow our coronavirus global live blog 1.23am GMT Scott Morrison told the Coalition partyroom “we must do better, we cannot have an environment where anyone feels unsafe in their ...
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Controlling cardiovascular disease risk factors early in life may protect against later dementia

Employing cardiovascular disease prevention strategies in mid-life may delay or stop the brain alterations that can lead to dementia later in life, according to a study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
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Cancer research efforts hampered by lack of stable funding and insufficient protected time

Translating laboratory discoveries to clinical care for patients with cancer is a difficult process. Much of the effort is carried by researchers who are also trained as physicians, especially a subgroup known as clinician investigators.
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Suicide in veterinary medicine is a huge problem right now [PODCAST]

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Research uncovers mechanism responsible for formation of toxic fracking byproducts

Hydraulic fracturing, also known as "fracking," relies on water, sand and other chemicals to clear the way for engineers to remove oil or gas from shale -; porous rocks below the ground.
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‘Things will likely get worse’: Cold disrupts power in Texas

By PAUL J. WEBER and JAKE BLEIBERG AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A sprawling blast of winter weather across the U.S. plunged Texas into an unusually snowy emergency Monday that knocked out power for more than 2 million people, shut down grocery stores and air travel and closed schools ahead of frigid days still to come. As nightfall threatened to plummet temperatures again into single digits, officials warned that homes still without power would likely not have heat until at least Tuesday, as frustration...
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First wearable device for simultaneous monitoring of cardiovascular signals and biochemical levels

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a soft, stretchy skin patch that can be worn on the neck to continuously track blood pressure and heart rate while measuring the wearer's levels of glucose as well as lactate, alcohol or caffeine.
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New poll highlights how COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted children's dental care

A third of parents say the COVID-19 pandemic has made it difficult to get dental care for their children, a new national poll suggests.
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Australia news live: Victoria reports two local Covid cases; Biloela family to stay for now

Cases of B1525 with worrying mutations found in 10 countries, with vaccine rollout preparations under way and hotel quarantine back in the spotlight. Follow all today’s news and updates, liveVictoria Covid hotspotsVictoria stage 4 rules and restrictionsAustralia state by state rules explainedFollow our coronavirus global live blog 12.27am GMT The Victorian premier has stepped up.He’s going through the numbers - 23,950 tests found two confirmed cases of known contacts (as well as another two ...
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Pitt scientists develop fast, efficient technique for discovering tiny antibody fragments

By capitalizing on a convergence of chemical, biological and artificial intelligence advances, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine scientists have developed an unusually fast and efficient method for discovering tiny antibody fragments with big potential for development into therapeutics against deadly diseases.
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Existing heart failure drug may be effective in treating postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome

In a new study out of University of California San Diego School of Medicine, researchers found a drug used for heart failure improves symptoms associated with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, otherwise known as POTS.
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