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New book shows how dance and movement can re-position relationships between individuals

A NEW book explores how dance and movement can re-position relationships between individuals and the sites they live and work in and travel through.
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New model predicts which patients will gain most from PSMA PET scan

A new study led by researchers at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center helps identify which patients with prostate cancer will benefit most from the use of prostate-specific membrane antigen PET imaging, PSMA PET, a novel imaging technique that recently was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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Study: Radioactive bone cement is a safer alternative for treating bone tumors

A radioactive bone cement that's injected into bone to provide support and local irradiation is proving to be a safer alternative to conventional radiation therapy for bone tumors, according to a study led by University of California, Irvine researchers.
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3D bioprinting paves way for functional adult-sized tissues and organs

Research into 3D bioprinting has grown rapidly in recent years as scientists seek to re-create the structure and function of complex biological systems from human tissues to entire organs.
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MRI scans reveal major abnormalities in the eyes of people with severe COVID-19

Researchers using MRI have found significant abnormalities in the eyes of some people with severe COVID-19, according to a study published in the journal Radiology.
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Nsp1 protein could provide new treatments for COVID-19

A study that identifies how a coronavirus protein called Nsp1 blocks the activity of genes that promote viral replication provides hope for new COVID-19 treatments.
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LAUSD has safety measures in place, but much work remains before return to campus

Long before public health officials announced this week that elementary schools in Los Angeles County can finally reopen because the county’s daily rate of new COVID-19 cases has fallen low enough to meet reopening standards, officials in the Los Angeles Unified School District had submitted its plan for bringing students back to campus to the state and county. And it’s already prepared its schools for the eventual return of students and staff by purchasing personal protective equipment, install...
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Humidity created inside facemasks may help combat COVID-19, study finds

A new study, published in the journal Biophysical Journal by researchers at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), showed that face masks increase the humidity in the air that the mask-wearers inhale. The level of moisture in inhaled air could be linked to lower levels of COVID-19 severity.
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Australia politics live: Victoria Covid lockdown to end at midnight and PM faces more Brittany Higgins questions

Daniel Andrews says some coronavirus restrictions remain; Turnbull says it’s ‘incredible’ Morrison did not know about rape allegations. Follow liveWarnings on privately run Australian quarantine centresAustralia’s Covid vaccine rollout: how will it happen and when can you get it?Melbourne hotspots, Victoria rules and restrictionsFollow our global coronavirus live blog 3.20am GMT Scott Morrison tells Rebekha Sharkie he has taken on calls for an independent process to review the review into cu...
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Pan-coronavirus vaccine needed to deal SARS-CoV-2 variants

In an article, published on the JAMA Network and written by health experts, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, American physician-scientist and immunologist serving as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the authors discuss the need for a pan-coronavirus vaccine, which can protect against most or all variants of SARS-CoV-2.
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Virus transmission by dental tools and prevention by antiviral agent

Researchers at the University of Ljubljana have demonstrated how a virus can spread by droplets during ultrasonic scaler (USS) operation and how this spread can be mitigated by merely substituting the irrigant with clinical virucidal agents, namely sodium hypochlorite and EOW (Electrolyzed Oxidizing Water).
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Shut Down And Shut In: Some Mental Health Impacts May Linger Long-Term

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Hydrogel dressings are better at promoting wound healing

The widespread use of high-speed and high-energy weapons in modern warfare has led to an increasing incidence of explosive injuries. For such wounds as well as those incurred in disasters and accidents, severe hemorrhage is the leading cause of death.
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Researchers discover the role of a gene involved in cardiac rhythm

Researchers have used the zebrafish (Danio rerio) to identify the role of a gene involved in cardiac rhythm, which could help explain the fundamentals of what it takes to make a human heartbeat.
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Changes to gut microbiome help melanoma patients respond to immunotherapy

Statistical modeling developed by Oregon State University researchers has confirmed that changes to melanoma patients' gut microbiome led them to respond to a type of treatment capable of providing long-term benefit.
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Changes to gut microbiome helps melanoma patients respond to immunotherapy

Statistical modeling developed by Oregon State University researchers has confirmed that changes to melanoma patients' gut microbiome led them to respond to a type of treatment capable of providing long-term benefit.
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Detection of emerging SARS-CoV-2 variant in New York

Researchers at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena have developed a software tool called "Variant Database" that has detected an emerging lineage of severe acute respiratory coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) isolates in New York.
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Genetic variant inherited from Neanderthals associated with protection against severe COVID-19

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, impacts people in different ways after infection. Some experience only mild or no symptoms at all while others become sick enough to require hospitalization and may develop respiratory failure and die.
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Study explores the effects of alcohol and cannabis on aggression-linked brain circuitry in teens

Alcohol and cannabis use during adolescence is a well-known risk factor for alcohol use disorder (AUD) and cannabis use disorder (CUD) during adulthood.
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Noninvasive brain stimulation restores behavioral flexibility in cocaine-exposed rats

A major impediment to treatment of substance use disorder (SUD) is a loss of behavioral flexibility, whereby one's judgment is impaired such that their actions continuously result in negative consequences.
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Stability and pathogenicity of MERS coronavirus varies across different viral strains

An international team of researchers has conducted a study suggesting that individual variation across different strains of betacoronaviruses can alter their stability and pathogenicity profiles.
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Mice study suggests novel approach to treat a type of common glioma

Gliomas are common brain tumors that comprise about one third of all cancers of the nervous system. In a study funded by the National Institutes of Health, researchers tested a novel combination treatment approach on mice with tumors with characteristics similar to human astrocytomas--a type of slow-growing glioma--and found tumor regression in 60 percent of the mice treated.
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Gift to Yale launches new research enterprise to study human cognition

Yale University today announced that a historic philanthropic gift will launch an ambitious new research enterprise devoted to the study of human cognition.
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New model to better predict risk of abdominal aortic aneurysms

An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) can be a ticking time bomb if undiscovered in time. However, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh are developing a new model to better predict at-risk patients. And the tools they are using apply mechanical testing to the human body - which is itself a complex machine.
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Researchers identify key genetic changes in interstitial kidney tissue of people with diabetes

Researchers from Indiana University have identified key genetic changes in the interstitial kidney tissue of people with diabetes, a discovery that signifies the potential for a revolutionary new genetic approach to the treatment of kidney disease.
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Photos: Humans welcomed back to L.A. Zoo

Meerkats watching visitors at the zoo on Tuesday morning. The Los Angeles Zoo reopened to the public today, February 16, 2021, with visitors being encouraged to stay six feet or “a zebra apart” — to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. Zoo officials have modified the zoo experience to make it safer for guests and conform to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s safety protocols. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) The Los Angeles Zoo reopened to the publi...
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Study finds high COVID-19 infection rates in pregnant women

The COVID-19 infection rate among pregnant women was estimated to be 70% higher than in similarly aged adults in Washington state, according to a new study published today in American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
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For a family devastated by COVID-19, Mariachi serenade provides a moment of hope

Patty Trejo wanted some way to let her husband, Joe Trejo, know that she’s with him even as he breathes through a ventilator. So she turned to music. Trejo hired a mariachi band to serenade him outside Providence St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton.  And on Monday, Feb. 15, inside his room in the hospital’s intensive care unit, their song “La Mano de Dios” (The Hand of God) was streamed live via a cell phone. Joe Trejo, in a medically induced coma as he struggles with COVID-19, heard the song, ...
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Biodegradable microcapsules loaded with nerve growth factor can guide neuronal development

Researchers from Skoltech and their colleagues have demonstrated that nanoengineered biodegradable microcapsules can guide the development of hippocampal neurons in an in vitro experiment.
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Study reveals how people respond to financial and health uncertainties

A recent qualitative study sheds light on how people cope with health and financial challenges, highlighting the important role that communication plays in these coping strategies.
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