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Who gets the Covid vaccine first? A CDC panel will decide that today

December 1, 2020

Via: CNBC

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention panel is set to vote Tuesday on who will be first in line to get the coronavirus vaccine. The meeting with the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, an outside group of medical experts […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Hormone found to switch off hunger could help tackle obesity

November 24, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

A hormone that can suppress food intake and increase the feeling of fullness in mice has shown similar results in humans and non-human primates, says a new study published today in eLife. The hormone, called Lipocalin-2 (LCN2), could be used […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Unique Schwann cells: the eyes have it

November 23, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The insulation around nerve cell components in our corneas have unique properties, and little is known about them. But UConn School of Medicine neuroscience professor Royce Mohan believes his lab is on the verge of uncovering a path to better […]


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Study shows how air pollution exposures affect mental health in older people

November 18, 2020

Via: The Medical News

In a study of women aged 80 years and older, living in locations with higher exposures to air pollution was associated with increased depressive symptoms. The findings are published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. When looking at […]


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How weather affects SARS-CoV-2 transmission: A US-based case study

November 18, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Laboratory studies have shown that SARS-CoV-2 – the causative pathogen of COVID-19 – is not very stable in warmer temperatures and high humidity. Other studies have found both positive and negative associations between the weather and viral transmission, based on […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers improve neuronal reprogramming by manipulating mitochondria

November 17, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The replacement of lost neurons is a holy grail for neuroscience. A new promising approach is the conversion of glial cells into new neurons. Improving the efficiency of this conversion or reprogramming after brain injury is an important step towards […]


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Study investigates possible link between sleep apnea and autoimmune diseases

November 17, 2020

Via: The Medical News

New research by University of Georgia scientists sheds light on why people with obstructive sleep apnea may have associated autoimmune disorders. The results could lead to better approaches to treatment and possibly new drug therapies. The study, led by Bradley […]


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Study reveals how smoking worsens COVID-19 infection in the airways

November 17, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

UCLA researchers using a model of airway tissue created from human stem cells have pinpointed how smoking cigarettes causes more severe infection by SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in the airways of the lungs. The study, led by scientists […]


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Study could pave the way for potential urine test to diagnose liver fibrosis

November 16, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Fifty fragments of proteins, termed peptides, have been identified in the urine of liver fibrosis patients in a new study that could pave the way for a potential diagnostic urine test for the condition if further validated. The research was […]


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Study suggests new strategies to prevent complications in cardiac patients

October 29, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Patients in cardiac intensive care units (CICUs) could benefit from the CICU health care team using a daily checklist to prevent infections and other common complications. According to a new American Heart Association Scientific Statement, “Prevention of Complications in the […]


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Study confirms link between childhood smoking and higher risk for premature death

October 28, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Current smokers faced nearly three times the risk of premature death from cardiovascular disease compared with people who never smoked, with the risk being higher among those who began smoking during childhood, according to new research published today in the […]


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Over 80 percent of COVID-19 patients have vitamin D deficiency, study finds

October 27, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Vitamin D is a hormone the kidneys produce that controls blood calcium concentration and impacts the immune system. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to a variety of health concerns, although research is still underway into why the hormone impacts […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Study identifies 17 new genes that could be targeted for treatment of psoriasis, eczema

October 27, 2020

Via: The Medical News

A Swedish study has identified 17 new genes that could be targeted for treatment of psoriasis and eczema, two common hereditary skin diseases with no cure. Pelin Sahlén, senior lecturer at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, says that the combined […]


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Nearly one in three young adults in the US does not know common stroke symptoms

October 26, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

At a time when stroke is on the rise among young adults, nearly 30% of U.S. adults younger than age 45 do not know all five of the most common stroke symptoms, according to new research published today in Stroke, […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

The Future of Microbiome Research

October 26, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Human microbiome research is one of the most relevant fields of innovation, based on the large range of applications in human microbiome research, and the similarly wide range of sectors that are currently or potentially involved in the area. The […]