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Researchers use single-cell RNA sequencing technologies to track cellular development in leaves

While developmental biologists have long researched this fundamental question, Stanford University biologist and HHMI investigator Dominique Bergmann's recent work on the plant Arabidopsis thaliana has uncovered surprising answers.
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Health disparities in Pennsylvania have become more pronounced during COVID-19, shows report

A new report by AARP Pennsylvania and Drexel University's College of Nursing and Health Professions highlights how geographic, racial/ethnic and economic factors are combining to restrict access to health care services for many Pennsylvanians, creating disparities that have become more pronounced during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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New nanoparticle SARS-CoV-2 vaccine confers robust protection with single dose after two weeks

In a methodologically ‘state-of-the-art’ approach, US researchers have developed a protein-based nanoparticle vaccine against coronavirus disease (COVID-19), with a swift generation of antibodies and the potential to protect individuals who cannot receive other COVID-19 vaccines for medical reasons. The research is posted to the bioRxiv* preprint server.
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Devastating liver disease itching turns out to have a surprising cause

A devastating itching of the skin driven by severe liver disease turns out to have a surprising cause. Its discovery points toward possible new therapies for itching, and shows that the outer layer of the skin is so much more than insulation.
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Researchers generate a precise map of basal ganglia connectivity

Thousands of our daily activities, from making coffee to taking a walk to saying hello to a neighbor, are made possible through an ancient collection of brain structures tucked away near the center of the cranium.
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Vaccine nationalism reinforces inequities in access and exacerbates health disparities

While the U.S. has begun to vaccinate millions of Americans each day, COVID-19 vaccine supplies around the world remain scarce.
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Australia news live: New Zealand to announce Covid travel bubble; Turnbull dropped from NSW climate change board

Jacinda Ardern expected to announce start date of trans-Tasman bubble, which would allow travel between the two countries without quarantining. Follow all the latest news and updates, live 2.23am BST Berejiklian has been asked if Turnbull will be replaced with an advocate for clean energy. Turnbull was dropped from the Zero Emissions and Clean Economy board over his public calls for a moratorium on new coal plants in the state, which you wouldn’t think would be a controversial position for ...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coal, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Australian media, New Zealand, Bill Shorten, Astrazeneca, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party


Contraception counseling, pregnancy planning are necessary to optimize health of women with heart disease

Pregnancy can increase the risk of morbidity and mortality in women with cardiovascular disease; however, many cardiologists are not having pre-pregnancy contraception discussions with their patients of child-bearing age.
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New mini-microscope enables imaging of complex brain functions in freely moving mice

Researchers from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities College of Science and Engineering and Medical School have developed a unique head-mounted mini-microscope device that allows them to image complex brain functions of freely moving mice in real time over a period of more than 300 days.
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New RNA-sequencing method can help detect numerous modified small RNAs

A team led by a biomedical scientist at the University of California, Riverside, has developed a new RNA-sequencing method-- "Panoramic RNA Display by Overcoming RNA Modification Aborted Sequencing," or PANDORA-seq -- that can help discover numerous modified small RNAs that were previously undetectable.
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Australia news live: New Zealand to announce Covid travel bubble; Turnbull dropped from NSW environmental board

Jacinda Ardern expected to announce start date of trans-Tasman bubble, which would allow travel between the two countries without quarantining. Follow all the latest news and updates, live 1.21am BST Queensland has recorded another day of no local Covid-19 cases, great news after an outbreak and subsequent lockdown last week.Tuesday 6 April – coronavirus cases in Queensland:• 0 new cases• 70 active cases• 1,491 total cases• 2,318,436 tests conductedSadly, six Queenslanders with COVID-19 hav...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, New Zealand, Astrazeneca, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Malcolm Turnbull, NSW, Turnbull, John Barilaro


Study: Alzheimer's disease treatments could reduce the financial burden to U.S. state budgets

Alzheimer's disease treatments that slow progression of the disease could significantly reduce the financial burden to U.S. state budgets, according to a new USC study.
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High expression of cell death genes may increase risk of early death from lung cancer

Patients with a high number of genes most associated with pathways that lead to cell death in lung cancer are at increased risk of dying early from their disease, researchers report.
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LA County bars warily welcome reopening, with strict rules: ‘It’s better than nothing’

On a normal pre-pandemic day, The North End bar in Hollywood would play host to about 200 people. But nothing has been normal in the last year for Camila Perry, the bar’s co-owner, who runs the tavern with two other partners. On Monday, April 5, as Los Angeles County entered the less-restrictive orange tier, she measured her patio, hoping to find space to set up at least seven tables outside. “It’s kind of overwhelming,” said Perry, who also runs The Oaks Tavern bar in Sherman Oaks. “I have a li...
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Discovering DNA methylation from bacteria and microbiome using nanopore technology

Bacterial DNA methylation occurs at diverse sequence contexts and plays important functional roles in cellular defense and gene regulation. An increasing number of studies have reported that bacterial DNA methylation has important roles affecting clinically relevant phenotypes such as virulence, host colonization, sporulation, biofilm formation, among others.
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LA County’s first day in orange tier triggers buzz about moving on to yellow

Los Angeles County public health officials on Monday, April 5, ended the mandate for fully vaccinated travelers to quarantine upon their arrival here, following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased its COVID-19 travel guidelines last week. Speculation was already building Monday about a possible quick jump into the least-restrictive yellow tier, but Ferrer said that’s unlikely to happen for at least three weeks. Reaching the even less restrictive yellow tier of the state’s bluepr...
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A letter to Black America for those who do not want the COVID-19 vaccine [PODCAST]

“As a Black physician, I urge you to consider taking the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available to you. Vaccines save lives. Preventing poor outcomes, as in death, is an exciting effect of this vaccine.  I will be first in line when it is offered to me, and I hope to see you in line […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Australia news live: New Zealand Covid travel bubble expected to be announced by Jacinda Ardern

NZ prime minister set to announce start date of trans-Tasman bubble, which would allow travel between the two countries without quarantining. Follow all the latest news and updates, live 12.15am BST Labor has thrown its support behind establishing stadium-style coronavirus vaccination hubs to speed up the national rollout, reports AAP. The federal government has played down the need for mass vaccination sites, insisting its growing network of general practice clinics has the program under c...
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Medicines watchdog says no decision made on AstraZeneca jab for under-30s

Medicines Healthcare products Regulatory Authority was considering restricting vaccine amid concerns over rare blood clotsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage The UK’s medicines regulatory body has said that no decision has been made on any regulatory action relating to the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine following reports it is considering restricting use of the vaccine in younger people.Channel 4 News reported on Monday evening that the Medicines and Healthcare products Reg...
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Only 1 coronavirus death reported in LA County for first time since October

In the latest example of the pandemic appearing to ease its grip on Los Angeles County, public health officials reported only one new death from the coronavirus Monday, April 5. L.A. County hit this milestone for the first time since October 19, 2020. The second-lowest daily death count this year was two on March 15. The new death lifted the county’s overall death toll to 23,276. Another 366 cases were reported by the county, raising the cumulative total from throughout the pandemic to 1,222,447...
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Australia news live: New Zealand travel bubble expected to be announced

Jacinda Ardern set to announce start date of trans-Tasman bubble, which would allow travel between the two countries without quarantining. Follow all the latest news and updates, live 11.21pm BST As the dust settles (fingers crossed) on the avalanche of sexual harassment and assault allegations and scandals from parliament house, attention is turning back to Australia somewhat botched vaccine roll out. We are likely to tip one million vaccine doses administered today, still leaving us aggre...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, New Zealand, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Melbourne, Queenstown, Grant Robertson, TVNZ, Jacinda Ardern, Coronavirus


Vermont to give minority residents vaccine priority

States have tried with limited success to get covid vaccines to people of color, who have been disproportionately killed and hospitalized by the virus.
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Australia news live: New Zealand expected to announce trans-Tasman bubble

Jacinda Ardern set to announce start date of when travel would be allowed between the two countries without quarantining. Follow all the latest news and updates, live 10.20pm BST Good morning, Matilda Boseley here to kick off the week. I hope you are all heading out to work or school today well-rested, with bellies full of hot cross buns. Continue reading...
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Poll: Border woes dent Biden approval on immigration

By WILL WEISSERT and HANNAH FINGERHUT | The Associated Press WASHINGTON >> More Americans disapprove than approve of how President Joe Biden is handling the sharply increasing number of unaccompanied migrant children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, and approval of his efforts on larger immigration policy falls short of other top issues — suggesting it could be a weak point for the new administration. A new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research also shows that s...
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San Diego Zoo’s Great Apes Receive First Experimental Covid-19 Vaccine for Animals

Smithsonian reports that five bonobos and four orangutans were treated with a synthetic form of the virus. Elizabeth Gamillo reports that the San Diego Zoo Safari Park has vaccinated several apes with an experimental Covid-19 vaccine intended for pets, making the animals the first non-human primates to be vaccinated, reports Rachael Rettner for Live Science. The vaccine, developed by the veterinary pharmaceutical company Zoetis, was provided to the San Diego Zoo after they requested help in vac...
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How reviewing medical malpractice claims made me a better gastroenterologist

When a patient is dissatisfied with his or her care, he or she can consult an attorney, who will enlist a physician “expert” to determine if a doctor has deviated from the standard of care and whether that deviation caused a negative outcome. Over the past decade of reviewing cases involving medical malpractice, I have […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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40,000 Kids in the U.S. Have Lost a Parent to Covid-19, Study Finds

A new study provides a heartbreaking reminder of the pain caused by the covid-19 pandemic. It estimates that nearly 40,000 children in the U.S. have lost at least one parent to the viral illness as of February this year. The study also found that more than 100,000 children would have lost a parent if the virus had…Read more...
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Mike Huckabee Hasn’t Changed Much

Over the past four years, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee has become a reliable defender of Donald Trump and Trumpism. He recently aroused the ire of Beth Moore and hundreds of other Twitter users with a  trademark bad dad joke tweet implying that Chinese people get special privilege from corporate America. The tone of the tweet appears to minimize the recent wave of anti-Asian attacks. Mike, I’ve shared a meal with you at your beautiful table. I’ve heard you profess Christ as Lord. This...
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LAUSD to open 25 school-based vaccination sites for district families

With less than half of all Los Angeles Unified students planning to return to campus when schools reopen this month for hybrid learning, Superintendent Austin Beutner said Monday, April 5, that having students home “isn’t the objective” as he announced plans to expand the number of school-based vaccination centers the district is offering. Of the families that have responded to a district survey, 49% plan to send their elementary children back to school while 35% and 25% of middle and high schoo...
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Masks, good ventilation are more important than social distancing for reducing COVID spread

A new study from the University of Central Florida suggests that masks and a good ventilation system are more important than social distancing for reducing the airborne spread of COVID-19 in classrooms.
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