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Feline model of SARS-CoV-2 infection imitates COVID-19 in humans

Researchers in the United States have validated a feline model of infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that closely imitates coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in humans.
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More People Across Region Get Vaccines As Eligibility Expands

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An ion pump tested as a possible method to treat malignant brain tumors

Despite surgery and subsequent treatment with chemotherapy and radiation, the majority of patients experience recurrence of malignant brain tumors.
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Obese or overweight patients at high risk for having worse COVID-19 outcomes

Patients who are overweight or obese have more severe COVID-19 and are highly likely to require invasive respiratory support, according to a new international study.
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Why Organization Can Be Good for Work and Mental Health

Some people are better at staying organized than others. A lot of people have unorganized work areas, schedules, and time. However, it can be beneficial to regularly organize these things for your overall wellbeing.
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COVID-19 pandemic has worsened global maternal and perinatal outcomes

Immediate action is required to preserve safe maternity care worldwide, as the COVID-19 pandemic worsens global maternal and perinatal outcomes, especially in low- and middle- income countries (LMICs), a study warns.
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CU researcher receives NIH grant to analyze the link between gut microbiome and osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis affects the joints, but according to researcher Michael Zuscik, PhD, it may start in the gut.
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UGA receives NIH contract to establish the Center for Influenza Disease and Emergence Research

The National Institutes of Health has awarded the University of Georgia a contract to establish the Center for Influenza Disease and Emergence Research.
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Researchers develop a classification scheme for neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder

Researchers in the Department of Neurology at Tohoku University, which is led by professor Masashi Aoki, have developed a classification scheme for neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder, a rare autoimmune disease that until recently was thought to be a type of multiple sclerosis (MS).
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New plasmonic isothermal PCR technology can detect respiratory viral pathogens in 30 minutes

Researchers in South Korea developed a plasmonic isothermal recombinase polymerase amplification (RPA) array chip, the world's first plasmoinc isothermal PCR technology which can detect 8 types of pathogens (4 bacteria and 4 viruses) that cause acute respiratory infectious diseases in 30 minutes.
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Researchers identify two distinct phenotypes of COVID-19-associated ARDS

Approximately one in four patients hospitalized for the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) associated with severe COVID-19 infections may have a distinct phenotype (disease presentation) or biochemical profile associated with organ dysfunction, blood-clotting abnormalities and greater risk of death than patients with other, seemingly similar forms of the disease, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have found.
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Japanese–European scientists detect novel genetic mitochondrial disorder

The list of known genetic mitochondrial disorders is ever-growing, and ongoing research continues to identify new disorders in this category.
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Personality trait neuroticism associated with higher risk of Parkinson's disease

New research from the Florida State University College of Medicine has found that the personality trait neuroticism is consistently associated with a higher risk of developing the brain disorder Parkinson's disease.
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CityU researchers identify super-enhancers that stimulate the activity of breast cancer genes

Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is an aggressive type of breast cancer with a high fatality rate. Currently, chemotherapy is the major treatment option, but the clinical result is unsatisfactory.
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‘Vax Day’ launches in LA County, with 3.5 million more local residents seeking their shots

Four months after coronavirus vaccinations began in California, eligibility expanded Thursday, April 15, to everyone in the state age 16 and over, signaling that future supplies can be counted on over coming weeks get shots into the arms of everyone in the state who wants one. Anyone living or working in L.A. County 16 and older can schedule vaccination appointments on the MyTurn website. Residents 16 and 17 can only receive the Pfizer vaccine, according to county officials, and should sign up a...
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Anti-diabetic drug metformin inhibits disease progression in Alport syndrome mouse model

Researchers from Kumamoto University have found that the anti-diabetic drug metformin significantly prolongs the survival of mice in a model that simulates the pathology of non-diabetic chronic kidney disease (ND-CKD) by ameliorating pathological conditions like reduced kidney function, glomerular damage, inflammation and fibrosis.
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CUNY SPH announces the New York State Vaccine Education and Adoption Project

In a race to transform the vaccine-hesitant into adopters in New York City and surrounding counties as Covid-19 variants rise, the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy has announced the New York State Vaccine Education and Adoption Project.
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New machine learning method for designing more effective antibody drugs

Antibodies are not only produced by our immune cells to fight viruses and other pathogens in the body. For a few decades now, medicine has also been using antibodies produced by biotechnology as drugs.
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New recipients for the 2021 NCCN Foundation Young Investigator Awards announced

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network and the NCCN Foundation today announced six new recipients for the 2021 NCCN Foundation Young Investigator Awards Program.
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President Biden’s quest for a public option [PODCAST]

“COVID-19 disproportionately impacts those with pre-existing conditions, and our health care system leaves one in five Americans with a pre-existing condition uninsured. Further, with multiple COVID-19 vaccines already in early but slow distribution, attaining universal coverage is critical, particularly in light of uninsurance having an inverse relationship with vaccination rates. President Biden will need to […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CR...
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‘The Last Time a Vaccine Saved America’

In 1955, epidemiologist Thomas Francis Jr. announced the results of a field trial of the polio vaccine that Jonas Salk had developed. America erupted in joy. Now a phalanx of bulky television cameras focussed on Francis as he prepared to report on the efficacy of the vaccine. He had good news to share: to cheers from the audience, he explained that the Salk vaccine was sixty to seventy per cent effective against the most prevalent strain of poliovirus, and ninety per cent effective against the ...
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Workers in insecure jobs twice as likely to die of Covid, TUC research finds

Those with no sick pay and fewer rights, such as many care workers and delivery drivers, at higher riskCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWorkers on zero-hours contracts and other insecure jobs are twice as likely to have died of Covid-19 as those in other professions, according to a report revealing stark inequalities in the workplace.The research from the Trades Union Congress in England and Wales showed those on the frontline of the pandemic, such as care workers, nur...
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Merkel will receive AstraZeneca vaccine – as it happened

This blog is now closed. For up to date coverage of the coronavirus pandemic, head to the link below:See all our coronavirus coverage 11.49pm BST This blog is now closed. For up to date coverage of the coronavirus pandemic, head to the link below: 11.01pm BST Brazil’s hospitals were running out of drugs needed to sedate Covid-19 patients on Thursday, with the government urgently seeking to import supplies amid reports of the seriously ill being tied down and intubated without effective s...
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New high-tech Hoag program recruiting trials for breast, prostate, bone marrow cancers

Cancer cells have secrets. And Dr. Gary Ulaner aims to unlock them. Peering deep into the human body with a clarity traditional scans can’t match, molecular imaging can find tiny cancers that standard scans are blind to. The technology powering this uber-vision also can be harnessed to search out and destroy sneaky cancer cells where they hide — dangling the promise of more individualized and effective cancer treatments in the near future. Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian lured Ulaner from on...
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Is it good for you? According to Nietzsche, it's better to ask, "Does it dance?"

Friedrich Nietzsche's body of work is notoriously difficult to navigate. He wrote in multiple styles, including essays, aphorisms, poems, and fiction. He introduced idiosyncratic concepts such as the free spirit, the Übermensch, eternal recurrence, ressentiment, the ascetic ideal, the revaluation of values, and the affirmation of life. He shifted allegiances: writing books, for example, in support of the composer Richard Wagner and the philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer, but later delivering bliste...
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Inside the COVID-Safe Premiere of Disney Plus’ ‘Big Shot’: ‘Don’t Touch the Balls!’

“We have to cleans the balls,” a publicist warned “Big Shot” actor Cricket Wampler. “Don’t touch the balls.” The arrivals line at the 150-car drive-in premiere of the new Disney Plus series “Big Shot” on Wednesday night included racks of basketballs, but as Wampler grabbed one to show off her dribbling skills, she was told […]
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What to Do as a Victim of Medical Malpractice

Many people assume that medical malpractice only constitutes a misdiagnosis, however, it can arise in many shapes and forms. Medical malpractice can be a result of a poor treatment or mismanaged aftercare. It can also be a premature discharge, improper dosage of medication, or an unnecessary surgery. These are all valid experiences of medical malpractice, but no matter how you have been affected... Source
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The soul-sucking, energy-draining life of a physician

It is not a secret that being a physician can be exhausting and time-consuming, but do most nonphysicians really know what it’s like to be one? The answer is a resounding no. Television glamorizes the role of the physician and hides the tedious everyday realities. Spouses and partners of physicians know too well the frustration […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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CHOP researchers identify key target responsible for treatment failure in patients with hemophilia A

Researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have identified a key target that may be responsible for treatment failure in about 30% of patients with hemophilia A.
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UZH study establishes an objective neurobiological measure for stress resilience

Researchers at the University of Zurich show that increased sensitivity in a specific region of the brain contributes to the development of anxiety and depression in response to real-life stress.
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