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Study maps structure and mechanism of a membrane enzyme that plays role in inflammation, cancer

Most drugs operate via the membranes that surround the body's cells. A study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden has now mapped the structure and mechanism of MGST2, a membrane enzyme that, amongst other things, plays a part in chronic inflammation and cancer.
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Novel form of polymerized estrogen could provide neuroprotection

A novel form of polymerized estrogen developed at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute can provide neuroprotection when implanted at the site of a spinal cord injury -- preventing further damage.
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ESC Preventive Cardiology 2021 features the hottest science in prevention of heart disease

Stay tuned for the hottest science in the prevention of heart disease at ESC Preventive Cardiology 2021, an online scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology.
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Joint project aims to establish automated system for SARS-CoV-2 analysis in wastewater

On March 19, 2021, Hokkaido University, Robotic Biology Institute Inc., iLAC Co., Ltd., and Shionogi & Co., Ltd. have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) toward the establishment of an automated system for the analysis of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) in wastewater.
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Study: 8 out of 10 Spanish health professionals are willing to be vaccinated against COVID-19

Approximately 8 out of every 10 health professionals in Spain are willing to be vaccinated against COVID-19, according to a study led by researchers from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.
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Researchers produce extremely conductive hydrogel for medical applications

Due to their tissue-like mechanical properties, hydrogels are being increasingly used for biomedical applications; a well-known example are soft contact lenses.
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Wildlife protection, surveillance of zoonosis are the key to preventing future pandemics

Understanding animal disease is essential if we want to prevent future pandemics, writes Keith Hamilton.
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FDA authorizes first machine learning-based COVID-19 non-diagnostic screening device

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the first machine learning-based Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) non-diagnostic screening device that identifies certain biomarkers that are indicative of some types of conditions, such as hypercoagulation (a condition causing blood to clot more easily than normal).
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New cellular device with computing capacity could be used outside the laboratory

The Research Group on Synthetic Biology for Biomedical Applications at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain, has designed a cellular device capable of computing by printing cells on paper. For the first time, they have developed a living device that could be used outside the laboratory without a specialist, and it could be produced on an industrial scale at low cost.
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In-school COVID-19 transmission is rare with masking, social distancing and hand-washing

In-school COVID-19 transmission is rare - even among close school contacts of those who test positive for the virus - when schools heed public health precautions such as mandatory masking, social distancing and frequent hand-washing, according to results of a pilot study in Missouri aimed at identifying ways to keep elementary and secondary schools open and safe during the pandemic.
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Researchers describe a new approach to treating Parkinson's disease

Parkinson's disease is the second most common, age-related, neurodegenerative disease: In Germany alone, about 300,000 people are affected and experience sometimes major limitations to their quality of life.
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COVID-19 in pregnancy associated with preeclampsia, stillbirth, preterm birth

Infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in pregnancy is associated with preeclampsia, stillbirth, preterm birth and other adverse outcomes, found new research published in CMAJ.
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Newly discovered enzyme on deadly fungus may be the key to fight fungal infection

Aspergillus fumigatus kills as many people as malaria and tuberculosis, but is less known. It is found "everywhere", for example in the soil or in our compost, but is not normally dangerous to healthy people.
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This physician loves primary care. A pandemic isn’t going to change that. [PODCAST]

“I just started laughing. It was early on Monday morning during our COVID surge. I couldn’t help myself. Phones were not on yet, but I already had triage COVID calls.  “Put on your roller skates” was all I was thinking. I questioned my laughter. The day and a life of a primary care physician during […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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LA-area groups stage events, urge end to anti-Asian bias, violence

Korean American Federation of Los Angeles and the Korean American community held a car caravan rally in Koreatown to oppose the recent rise of attacks on the Asian American and Pacific Islander community, in Los Angeles, Calif., on Friday, March 19, 2021. The Stop Asian American and Pacific Islander Hate rally comes after a deadly shooting in Atlanta, GA left eight people dead, six of which were identified as Asian women. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) Korean American Fede...
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LA County: Caseloads turn increasingly younger while death toll continues to skew older

Los Angeles County reported 521 new cases of COVID-19 and 56 additional fatalities on Saturday, March 20, with more than 70% of the new cases from people under the age of 50 years old. Conversely, 93% of the 56 reported deaths were people over the age of 50, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. “Many younger people are out socializing with non-household members, raising concerns that asymptomatic young people are unknowingly helping to spread the virus to more vulnera...
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The overlooked factors driving weight gain in the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic represents the single most disruptive health crisis of the past 100 years. It has disrupted basic, taken-for-granted societal routines, which subsequently has prompted dynamic changes in our behavior. The ramifications of these disruptions have yet to be fully quantified. But, suffice to say, a lot of people died in 2020 because of […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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A death in the work family

At an early age, Tasha remembered looking up to her mama dressed in a crisp white uniform and a nursing cap placed perfectly upon her head — one bobby pin at a time. Tasha learned what sacrifice, responsibility, and dedication were all about. She also knew her mama’s love for the nursing profession. When Tasha […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Coronavirus live: England sets daily jabs record; Von der Leyen issues fresh warning to AstraZeneca

Israel approves new coronavirus regulations for cultural and sporting events; cases in India at four-month highProtesters opposing Covid regulations clash with police in German city Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan tests positive for CovidChina’s first local Covid case since February had been vaccinated – state media 5.11pm GMT Chile has set a new daily record for Covid-19 cases, health officials have reported. While the South American nation continues its vaccination efforts, hospitals ar...
Tags: Health, England, India, Israel, World news, Infectious Diseases, Pakistan, Santiago, Chile, Italy, Imran Khan, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Reuters, von der Leyen, Coronavirus


A physician faces criminal charges for going above and beyond #WeAreDrGokal

Imagine that you’re a physician in the middle of the global pandemic. The life-saving vaccine has just come out, and your job includes administration of the vaccine. At the end of your day, you have 10 extra vaccine doses in an opened vial that will need to be discarded if not used. You know there […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Our little family in Tennessee does COVID

On the nights he is home for dinner, the boys sit next to him (if it’s an even day of the month), and on odd days, it’s the girls’ turn. I sit far away. Happily. Because I had over 15 years with him before we had these children. And my heart is so happy he […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Is tripping with a therapist the next big thing In mental health?

A therapy room at Field Trip in Toronto, Canada, in 2020. Cole BURSTON / AFP via Getty Images Clinics like Mindbloom and Field Trip Health want to make "psychedelic medicine" mainstream. Mindbloom went virtual in 2020, offering at-home ketamine treatments. Field Trip's spas are open. Research has shown that ketamine can help reduce depressive symptoms, but experts urge caution. See more stories on Insider's business page. Last fall, Dan, a 43-year-old father of 2, confided in a f...
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Specialist Covid infection control scientist faces threat of deportation from UK

Charles Oti should be in his NHS job fighting the virus. Instead, the Home Office wants to send him to NigeriaAn infection control specialist who has been offered a job as a senior NHS biomedical scientist to help tackle the pandemic is facing deportation by the Home Office, prompting fresh calls for a more “humane” approach to skilled migrants.The government has refused Charles Oti, 46, from Nigeria the right to remain in the UK even though the job he was offered is among the government’s most ...
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More than a “bad day”: Asian-American medical trainees need your support

On March 16, 2021, 21-year-old Robert Aaron Long had a “bad day,” in the words of Captain Jay Baker of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department, and went to three different spas or massage parlors to kill eight people, including six Asian-American women, before being stopped. Had he not been stopped, he may have intended to […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Covid rise in Europe makes foreign holidays unlikely, UK experts warn

Scientists say increasing cases on continent show UK must be cautious in easing restrictionsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA rise in coronavirus cases across Europe could jeopardise the UK’s roadmap out of lockdown and makes foreign holidays “extremely unlikely”, experts have warned.Several European countries have recorded increases in the number of coronavirus cases in recent weeks, with Italy recording a near-doubling in the past month and Paris entering a new mont...
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Coronavirus live: cases in India at four-month high; Philippines reports record infections

Cases in India at four-month high; Philippines records record infections; Denmark reports two cases of hospital staff with blood clots and cerebral haemorrhage after AstraZeneca vaccineChina’s first local Covid case since February had been vaccinated – state mediaBoris Johnson receives Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccineFrance limits AstraZeneca Covid jab to over-55s as Europe treads cautiously 10.31am GMT Thailand reported 119 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday — 112 local infections and seven imp...
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Choosing an experienced surgeon and high-volume hospital can impact your outcome

If you’ve been diagnosed with a condition and the recommended treatment is surgery, there are proactive steps you can take to lower the risk of post-surgical complications and improve the likelihood of a good outcome. First, before deciding to undergo surgery, which always carries some risk, seek a second opinion from a physician who has […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Prince Harry writes foreword to book for children who have lost parents to Covid

Duke writes about his mother’s death in book for bereaved children as part of National Day of ReflectionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Duke of Sussex has reflected on the pain of his mother’s death in a foreword to a book for children of health workers who have died in the coronavirus pandemic.Prince Harry wrote that the death of Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997 when he was 12 had left “a huge hole inside of me” but that it was eventually filled with “love and su...
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