Month: March 2020

In recognition of the importance of this technology to the future of biomedical research, a consortium formed by HMS, Harvard University’s Office of the Provost, Boston Children’s Hospital, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital established the Harvard Cryo-EM Center for Structural Biology, which makes access to cryo-EM broadly available to the Harvard research
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Mar 26 2020 Shortages of respiratory protective devices for healthcare personnel are major concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic. A team of researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, Emory University, the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Centers at the Centers
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Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko talks during a Russian-Belarusian talks on February 15, 2019 in Sochi, Russia. Mikhail Svetlov | Getty Images As countries around the world effectively shut down in order to tackle the spread of the coronavirus, the president of Belarus has urged citizens to drink vodka, go to saunas and return to work.
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Mar 30 2020 Scientists at the University of California, Riverside, have explored the relationship between parental alcohol consumption — before conception in the case of fathers and during pregnancy in the case of mothers — and offspring development. In a paper published in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, the researchers report
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Mar 27 2020 Though many negative repercussions of human immunodeficiency virus infection can be mitigated with the use of antiretroviral therapy (ART), one area where medical advances haven’t made as much progress is in the reduction of cognitive impacts. Half of HIV patients have HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND), which can manifest
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This is CNBC’s 24-hour blog covering all the latest news on the coronavirus outbreak. All times below are in Eastern time. This live blog will be updated throughout the day as the news breaks. Global cases: More than 679,000 Global deaths: At least 31,000 United States cases: At least 124,600 United States deaths: At least
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Mar 27 2020 Oncotarget Volume 11, Issue 12 reported outside its natural niche, the cultured prostate cancer stem cells lost their tumor-inducing capability and stem cell marker expression after approximately 8 transfers at a 1:3 split ratio. To characterize the iPS87 cell line, cells were stained with antibodies to various markers
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Mar 27 2020 Allison Jack, Assistant Professor, Psychology, is examining gene coexpression and brain connectivity in females with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). To do this, Jack is conducting a secondary analysis of de-identified data from a National Database for Autism Research collection called “Multimodal Developmental Neurogenetics of Females with Autism.” During
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Kyle Matson and Tracy Meng had to postpone their March 28th wedding in Kauai, Hawaii. Source: Evan Chung Tracy Meng and Kyle Matson had planned to get married Saturday, March 28. Instead, they’re hosting a Zoom ceremony. Welcome to the new normal. Meng, 32, a vice president at Checkout.com and Matson, 32, Chief of Staff at Robinhood, had
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Mar 27 2020 In a study published online yesterday focused on the medical products industry – which includes medical devices, pharmaceuticals and biologics – a group of researchers found that, compared to firms with all-male boards, firms with female directors announced high-severity product recalls 28 days sooner. This is a 35%
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As the number of cases of COVID-19 rises, experts continue to learn more about the disease. They know that symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath. But what does the virus do inside your body to cause those symptoms? Dr. Neal Patel, a Mayo Clinic pulmonary and critical care medicine specialist, says that like
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Bartek Sadowski | Bloomberg | Getty Images With daily life changing for many around the world due to the coronavirus pandemic, a huge surge in internet traffic has led to worries over the resilience of the infrastructure that keeps things humming. As the COVID-19 disease spreads, authorities in many countries — from the U.K. to
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Researchers from Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, China have looked at the outcomes of pregnant mothers with COVID-19 and their newborns. Their study titled, “Clinical features and obstetric and neonatal outcomes of pregnant patients with COVID-19 in Wuhan, China: a retrospective, single-center, descriptive study” was published in the latest
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Inefficiencies in memorization and learning are one of the easiest ways students can improve their performance and efficiency. Unless you’re gifted with powerful photographic memory, then you understand the struggle of 1) not remembering everything you should and 2) spending way too much time to memorize information, only to forget it later. Here’s how you
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Mar 26 2020 The University of Maryland School of Medicine has launched a special COVID-19 website for pediatric healthcare providers and practices, parents, and children. This resource brings together important research, professional guidance for pediatric practices, and practical tips for parents and caregivers. “It’s very important that our health systems are
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Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is one of the more puzzling phenomena in immunology, in part because, even though it’s an autoimmune disease involving complement dysregulation, it’s generally treated by allergists because its symptoms impersonate those of severe allergic reactions. At the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology’s annual meeting — cancelled because of concerns surrounding
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