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Setting the record straight on vaccines

Nurse Daniela Sanchez gives Hortencia Valdez, 64, of Los Angeles, the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at Kaiser Permanente East Los Angeles Medical Offices on Monday, April 5, 2021. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) LVN Lilian Maina gives Jose Navarro, 62, of Montebello, the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at Kaiser Permanente East Los Angeles Medical Offices on Monday, April 5, 2021. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume ...
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Pig brain atlas gives a more precise view of human brain

When scientists need to understand the effects of new infant formula ingredients on brain development, it's rarely possible for them to carry out initial safety studies with human subjects.
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Coronavirus Australia live update: Scott Morrison announces 20m more Pfizer vaccine doses after problems with AstraZeneca-led rollout

Vaccine rollout faces delays as authorities scramble to secure alternatives to AstraZeneca such as Pfizer for under-50s over blood clot fears. Follow updates liveAustralia issues blood clot warning for AstraZeneca vaccine for under-50sAged care nurses still in the dark about promised ‘pop-up’ vaccination hubsFollow our global coronavirus live blog 4.49am BST Professor Brendan Murphy is going through what the data releases will look like - you’ll see how many people have been vaccinated, wher...
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Statins improve 28-day mortality in hospitalized COVID-19 patients

Now, researchers at Harvard Medical School showed that statin use reduced 28-day mortality in patients hospitalized with COVID-19. Both the new initiation of statins and continuing statin therapy reduced the risk of mortality.
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High SARS-CoV-2 attack rates linked to singing events

Now, a team of researchers from the Netherlands and Sweden demonstrates that airborne spread via infectious droplets or aerosols over longer distances of more than 1.5 meters due to singing is possible during singing events.
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Coronavirus Australia live update: NSW pauses rollout of AstraZeneca Covid vaccine

Vaccine rollout faces delays as authorities scramble to secure alternatives to AstraZeneca such as Pfizer for under-50s over blood clot fears. Follow updates liveAustralia issues blood clot warning for AstraZeneca vaccine for under-50sAged care nurses still in the dark about promised ‘pop-up’ vaccination hubsFollow our global coronavirus live blog 3.58am BST Scott Morrison will be holding a press conference at 1.15pm.National cabinet meet today. 3.57am BST Thanks for taking us through t...
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More new SARS-CoV-2 variants are highly likely

In a recent report posted to the bioRxiv preprint server, researchers from the United Kingdom and Uganda reveal unique protein features of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) relative to other representatives of Sarbecoviruses.
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Australian doctors condemn vaccine ‘farce’ after AstraZeneca reversal

GPs say clinics inundated with calls from confused patients after advice AstraZeneca vaccine be avoided by people under 50Doctors’ clinics are being inundated with calls from confused patients after Thursday’s vaccine announcement, and at least one has warned his clinic is considering withdrawing from the rollout due to delivery failures, “farcical” bureaucracy and a government funding model he says is inadequate.Guardian Australia spoke with four GP clinics on Friday morning to gauge reactions ...
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Concern Sparks Over New COVID Variants As Vaccine Eligibility Opens Up In Sacramento Region

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Stress incontinence surgery does not increased risk of pelvic cancers

Women undergoing surgery to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) are not at increased risk of developing pelvic cancers, according to a large-scale, population-based study in The Journal of Urology, Official Journal of the American Urological Association.
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Accelerated cellular aging in depressed individuals associated with increased mortality risk

Cells from healthy individuals with major depressive disorder were found to have higher than expected rates of methylation at specific sites on their DNA, when compared to cells from healthy individuals without MDD, according to a study by a multidisciplinary team of Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and University of California San Francisco scientists, in collaboration with others.
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Powerful algorithms can 'predict' the biological language of cancer and Alzheimer's

Powerful algorithms used by Netflix, Amazon and Facebook can 'predict' the biological language of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's, scientists have found.
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Researchers identify nonelectrical cells that transition the brain from plasticity to stability

Researchers exploring the developing central nervous system of fruit flies have identified nonelectrical cells that transition the brain from highly plastic into a less moldable, mature state.
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Purdue researchers use malaria expertise to track COVID-19 in Indiana

Scientists have been using genetics to track diseases for decades. Now, a team at Purdue University that typically tracks malaria spread in Southern and Central Africa is using its expertise to track COVID-19 in Indiana.
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Rice bioengineer wins NIH support for a new strategy to fight cystic fibrosis

Chemical and biomolecular engineer Xue Sherry Gao of Rice University's Brown School of Engineering has won National Institutes of Health support for a new strategy to fight cystic fibrosis.
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Surgery to correct congenital heart disease linked to increased risk of adult hypertension

In a medical records study covering thousands of children, a U.S.-Canadian team led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine concludes that while surgery to correct congenital heart disease (CHD) within 10 years after birth may restore young hearts to healthy function, it also may be associated with an increased risk of hypertension -- high blood pressure -- within a few months or years after surgery.
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Why medical students should be taught the business side of medicine [PODCAST]

“Ultimately, patient care is at the center of medicine and is the main reason many physicians chose to go into the field. A good understanding of the business side of medicine and personal finance can help future physicians focus on just that. There are plenty of options when it comes to how we can begin […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Nearly a quarter of pediatric patients need stronger pain treatment after surgery

After an appendectomy, a quarter (24.8%) of all children wanted a stronger pain treatment in the first 24 hours after their operation.
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Novel diarylamides show promise as orally active diuretics to treat hyponatremia

Urea transporters (UT) play a vital role in the mechanism of urine concentration and are recognized as novel targets for the development of salt-sparing diuretics. Thus, UT inhibitors are promising for development as novel diuretics.
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Research offers an efficient approach to mine the chemical diversity of endophytic fungi

Endophytic fungi are promising producers of bioactive small molecules. Bioinformatic analysis of the genome of an endophytic fungus Penicillium dangeardii revealed 43 biosynthetic gene clusters, exhibited its strong ability to produce numbers of secondary metabolites.
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Full assembly of human chromosome 8 reveals novel genes, disease risks

The full assembly of human chromosome 8 is reported this week in Nature. While on the outside this chromosome looks typical, being neither short nor long or distinctive, its DNA content and arrangement are of interest in primate and human evolution, in several immune and developmental disorders, and in chromosome sequencing structure and function generally.
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Real-time imaging shines light on the coordination of neural stem cell activation

In all adult vertebrates, neural stem cells can be recruited to produce new neurons in the brain. However, little is known about these so-called "activation" processes.
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'I was told my BMI wasn't low enough to get help'

Victoria Spence says she was refused NHS help for her eating disorder because her BMI was too high.
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Study offers a promising blood test for depression, bipolar disorder

Worldwide, 1 in 4 people will suffer from a depressive episode in their lifetime. While current diagnosis and treatment approaches are largely trial and error, a breakthrough study by Indiana University School of Medicine researchers sheds new light on the biological basis of mood disorders, and offers a promising blood test aimed at a precision medicine approach to treatment.
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Coronavirus Australia live update: Covid vaccine rollout suffers major setback as under-50s told to avoid AstraZeneca

Vaccine rollout faces delays as authorities scramble to secure alternatives to AstraZeneca such as Pfizer for under-50s over blood clot fears. Follow updates liveAustralia issues blood clot warning for AstraZeneca vaccine for under-50sAged care nurses still in the dark about promised ‘pop-up’ vaccination hubsFollow our global coronavirus live blog 12.02am BST The company AstraZeneca released a statement last night following the Australian decision to recommend people under 50 do not receive ...
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Moderate cycling during dialysis could improve the heart health of patients with kidney failure

Cycling at moderate intensity during dialysis could drastically improve the heart health of patients with kidney failure and result in significant savings for the NHS, according to new research by the University of Leicester supported by the charity Kidney Research UK and National Institute for Health Research Leicester Biomedical Research Centre.
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Nemours receives grant to examine behavioral health intervention for adolescents with Type 1 diabetes

Susana R. Patton, Ph.D., ABPP, CDCES Center Director of the Nemours Center for Healthcare Delivery Science in Florida, has secured a three-year, $900,000 NIH R01 grant entitled, "Coin2Dose: Behavioral economics to promote insulin bolus activity and improve HbA1c in teens." Dr. Patton is the recipient of three concurrent R01 grants.
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Phase 2 clinical trial launched in Thailand to evaluate IL-15 agonist as therapy to reduce HIV reservoir

The U.S. Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research last week launched a Phase 2 clinical trial in Thailand to evaluate an interleukin-15 (IL-15) superagonist, ImmunityBio's Anktiva (also called N-803), administered during acute HIV infection as an experimental therapy to target establishment of the HIV reservoir at a very early stage.
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Mutations to autism-associated gene cause a cascade of problems in developing mouse brains

Damage to the autism-associated gene Dyrk1a, sets off a cascade of problems in developing mouse brains, resulting in abnormal growth-factor signaling, undergrowth of neurons, smaller-than-average brain size, and, eventually, autism-like behaviors, a new study from Scripps Research, Florida, finds.
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Holocaust survivors have lingering health impacts

The damaging effects of life under Nazi rule have long been known with many victims having experienced periods of protracted emotional and physical torture, malnutrition and mass exposure to disease.
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