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India to start vaccinating all adults over 18 amid surge in infections

Amid a surge in cases, all residents in the country over 18 will be eligible for the Covid jab.
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Mayor Garcetti focuses on recovery during State of the City address

Los Angeles is “strong, and bruised,” Mayor Eric Garcetti declared Monday, April 19, during his annual State of the City address, delivered this year via social media from the Griffith Observatory, the L.A. skyline looming over his shoulder. The complete speech: https://lamayor.org/SOTC2021 With recovery seeming more of a reality with each passing day, the mayor’s pandemic-framed speech dropped significant hints about a possible rebound strategy that could include nearly $1 billion to address ...
Tags: Health, Energy, Business, News, Education, Government, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Eric Garcetti, Northridge, Lax, LA County, Garcetti


Physician morale and the doctor’s voice [PODCAST]

“It is dangerously unfortunate that the use of masks has been politicized in many parts of our nation. The Dakotas (or North and South COVID as they were recently called on Saturday Night Live) are far from exempt from this phenomenon. Likely, if Governor Burgum’s decision was less influenced by fear of criticism from his […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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What to Do When Your Toddler Is a Hitter

We talked recently about what parents can do if their toddler bites people, whether out of curiosity, frustration, or a need for attention. While some toddlers bite for those reasons, others may turn to hitting. A slap across the face from a toddler probably won’t hurt as much as a bite on the arm, but it’s still…Read more...
Tags: Psychology, Childhood, Articles, Toddler, Child Development, Human Behavior, Lifehacks, Joey, Elmo, Developmental Psychology, Squatting Position, Stanley Turecki


In-ambulance consults can shorten the time between stroke symptom onset and treatment

Eighteen minutes might be all it takes to ensure a full recovery for stroke patients in rural South Carolina.
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New microfluidic system effectively isolates cancer spreading cells

The survival rate of cancer patients can drop to ten percent or less during metastasis, the spread of cancerous cells to create secondary tumors.
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Research team identifies new factor in the development of psoriasis

Psoriasis is a common inflammatory skin condition. The underlying genetic factors have not yet been sufficiently researched.
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Researchers investigate whether muscle pump action systematically changes with age

Chronic lower-limb edema (CLE) -- the permanent accumulation of fluid in the leg -- often occurs in elderly people.
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Study sheds new light on the ability of pancreatic cancer cells to metastasize

With an overall survival rate of 9% for those diagnosed, pancreatic cancer remains exceedingly difficult to treat. However, the patient's primary tumor typically isn't what leads to death - it is the cancer's ability to evade detection and metastasize to other organs.
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Congratulations on getting accepted into medical school during an unprecedented application cycle

As a fortunate incoming medical student, I would like to congratulate my future physician colleagues on getting accepted into medical school during an unprecedented application cycle. This piece is dedicated to the members of the class of 2025. Like you, I worried about matriculating into the class of 2025 on top of all the challenges […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Another wave of students return to LAUSD campuses

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner visits Betty Plasencia Elementary School in Los Angeles on Monday, April 19, 2021 as teachers and staff return to school in preparation for students returning to the classroom this week. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Teachers and staff return to Betty Plasencia Elementary School in Los Angeles on Monday, April 19, 2021 in preparation for students returning to the classroom this week. (Photo by Sarah ...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Lausd, Soriano, LA County, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles Unified, Austin Beutner


Protein-coding gene may worsen tau protein tangles associated with Alzheimer's

In a new paper published in Nature Communications, Mayo Clinic researchers and collaborators report the protein-coding gene SERPINA5 may worsen tau protein tangles, which are characteristic of Alzheimer's disease, and advance disease.
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MIPT and Harvard researchers grow and transplant retinal ganglion cells to treat glaucoma

A joint research carried out by MIPT scientists and Harvard researchers have presented retinal cells that can integrate into the retina.
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Gene therapy for common forms of congenital blindness shows promise to improve vision

A new gene therapy for one of the most common forms of congenital blindness was safe and improved patients' vision, according to initial data from a clinical trial led by researchers at the Scheie Eye Institute in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
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Reaching vulnerable people earlier the focus of national suicide prevention report

Minister says easier access to services can reduce suicide risk, but criticism highlights lack of timeline or funding Many people who kill themselves or who experience suicidal thoughts are not reaching out for help, including from the mental health system, the federal assistant minister for suicide prevention, David Coleman, has said.“There are many reasons for this,” Coleman told the online national suicide prevention symposium on Monday. Continue reading...
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New COVID-19 vaccine could provide protection against existing and future strains of coronaviruses

A COVID-19 vaccine that could provide protection against existing and future strains of the COVID-19 coronavirus, and other coronaviruses, and cost about $1 a dose has shown promising results in early animal testing.
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Mirati to contribute $4 million grant to support SU2C research on KRAS mutant cancers

Stand Up To Cancer and Mirati Therapeutics Inc. - a late-stage targeted oncology company - today announced that Mirati will contribute a $4 million grant to SU2C to develop new approaches to treat patients with KRAS mutant cancers, as a part of the SU2C Catalyst program.
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Tens of thousands in UK avoided universal credit during Covid over stigma

Fear of being seen as a “scrounger” meant those entitled didn’t sign on during early stage of pandemicCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTens of thousands of people did not claim universal credit during the early part of the pandemic because they felt too ashamed to sign on benefits, often despite struggling to pay rent and bills, a study has found.The perceived stigma around benefits – with some people feeling, for example, that they were for “dole scroungers” and “free...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Benefits, Society, UK News, Family finances, Poverty, Unemployment, Welfare, Universal credit, Inequality, Coronavirus, COVID


Occurrence and persistence of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater

Researchers review the utilities of wastewater epidemiology in assessing the prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in a given community as well as the risks of wastewater viral transmission.
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Researchers reveal long-term kinetics of anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in patient sera

A team of scientists in Germany recently evaluated the specificities and sensitivities of different serological assays for detecting antibodies against SARS-CoV-2.
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Brain mapping: explained

Brain mapping is an attempt to identify the location of everything in the brain. An accurate map of the brain would immeasurably enhance our ability to understand how it works.The project is massive, involving multiple fields of biomedical research and expensive cutting-edge technology. Brain mapping is one of the hottest current areas of research. The brain is nothing short of amazing. Billions of neurons are in there — the current best guess is about 86 billion — and a roughly equal nu...
Tags: Health, Future, Neuroscience, Mental Health, Brain, Medical Research, Innovation, Visualizations, Berkeley, Monica, UCLA Health, Neurofeedback, Society for Brain Mapping Therapeutics, Martin La Monica


Saving our mothers requires taking more than baby steps 

During Black Maternal Health Week, the news that Illinois became the first state to extend Medicaid coverage from the former standard of 60 days postpartum to now 12 months postpartum marks a major victory for women of childbearing age, especially women of color.  In Illinois alone, Black women are six times more likely to die of pregnancy-related […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Policy, Illinois, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, CRNA, During Black Maternal Health Week


Why Schools Should Be the Center of a Green New Deal

One of the main things Terriq Thompson remembers about Benjamin Franklin High School, where he graduated in 2019, is that it was hot. In particular, he remembers his first day of his senior year. It was an unusually warm September, and that day, it was 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32.2 degrees Celsius) out. But inside, he…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Education, Time, Articles, Ben Franklin, Biden, Asbestos, Thompson, Earth Day, Sustainable Building, Franklin, Lawrence Brown, Green Retrofit, Baltimore City Public Schools, Benjamin Franklin High School


UK Covid news: India added to England’s travel red list with rules coming into force at 4am on Friday

Latest updates: India added to travel red list, Hancock tells MPs, as number of Indian variant cases in UK rises to 103Under-30s less compliant with Covid rules, UK data shows‘If we catch Covid, we die’: UK shielders reflect on still feeling unsafeOxford trial to study effect of immune system on reinfectionBritons working at home spend more time on job in Covid crisis, ONS findsCoronavirus – latest global updates 4.59pm BST 4.57pm BST In the Commons Oliver Dowden, the culture secretary,...
Tags: Travel, Health, Politics, UK, England, Wales, Scotland, India, Race, Conservatives, Travel & leisure, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Microbiology


Researchers develop computational model to predict changes in SARS-CoV-2’s viral fitness

Two researchers from the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium, Fabrizio Pucci and Marianne Rooman, recently built a simplified computational model, called SpikePro, to predict the SARS-CoV-2 fitness from the amino acid sequence and structure of the spike protein. This study focuses on the spike protein’s stability and the binding affinity to the host receptor.
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What do we know about the Indian coronavirus variant?

India will be added to the UK’s red list for travel, with fears over a new variant influencing the decisionIndia has been put on the UK’s red list for travel as it battles a devastating rise in infections and a new variant of coronavirus that has spread to other countries including the UK. What do we know about the new variant? Continue reading...
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Could a tuna-derived protein inhibit SARS-CoV-2?

A recent study in the journal Food Chemistry draws attention to the need for finding nutritional supplements with potential SARS-CoV-2 inhibition effects in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Alan raises $220 million for its health insurance and healthcare super app

French startup Alan has raised a $220 million funding round at a $1.67 billion valuation (€185 million and €1.4 billion respectively). Coatue is leading the round with Dragoneer, Exor, and existing investors Index Ventures, Ribbit Capital and Temasek also participating. Alan has been building health insurance products from scratch. When I first covered the company back in 2016, the startup had just managed to get approval from regulators to become an official health insurance company. Since then...
Tags: Health, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Europe, France, Insurance, Tech, Spain, Healthcare, Alan, Temasek, France Belgium, Coatue, Insurtech, Index Ventures Ribbit Capital, Jean Charles Samuelian Werve


Phico Therapeutics awarded up to $18.2 million USD (c.£13.2 million GBP) CARB-X funding to advance SASPject antibacterial therapy through Phase 1 clinical trials

Phico Therapeutics has been awarded a grant of up to $18.2 million USD to tackle the global rising threat of drug-resistant bacteria.
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Plant-derived compound isorhamnetin may have antiviral potential against SARS-CoV-2

The lack of new or repurposed drugs to treat patients with severe or critical COVID-19 has been one of the biggest hurdles to reducing mortality rates in the ongoing pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2. A new study describes the potential for the use of the plant molecule isorhamnetin in the management of this virus.
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