Medical Research

College Students Weigh The Risk Of Returning Home For Thanksgiving

LauriPatterson/Getty Images Many college campuses nationwide saw outbreaks of coronavirus when the university community returned for the school year in the fall and cases spiked in a matter of days of reopening. Now, students on and off these...
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Danish Study Doesn’t Prove Masks Don’t Work Against The Coronavirus

Q: Did a recent study in Denmark show that face masks are useless for COVID-19? A: No. The study found that face masks did not have a large protective effect for wearers — not that masks provide no protection at all or don’t offer benefits...

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Simple Move May Boost Spinal Fusion Outcomes

WEDNESDAY, Nov 25, 2020 (HealthDay) -- A new approach that could revolutionize spinal fusion surgery does away with the need to "flip" patients from their back or side onto their stomach midway through the operation -- a switch researchers say...

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Americans Are Nowhere Near Herd Immunity To Covid-19

We are nowhere near achieving COVID-19 herd immunity according to a new study in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. The researchers reached this conclusion based on an analysis of routine blood tests sent to commercial laboratories through the end...
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Q&a: How Vaccines Can Strengthen Immune Response Beyond A Specific Disease

Live vaccines can give health effects beyond just protecting us from a specific disease and may even help us combat other infections such as Covid-19, according to Christine Stabell Benn, a professor in global health at the University of Southern...
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The Genetics Of Side-effects

Henk-Jan Guchelaar knows all too well the serious problems that the side–effects of medication can cause. As a professor of clinical pharmacy at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands, he has spent the last two decades trying to get the...
Related topics: Genetics

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Id Faculty Discuss Gender Barriers In Academic Advancement

(MedPage Today) -- At the 2020 virtual IDWeek conference, researchers reported on four focus groups conducted during IDWeek 2019, which asked infectious disease specialists to share their thoughts and experiences with persistent inequities in...

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Study Reassures On Ms Patients' Breast, Colorectal Cancer Risk

(MedPage Today) -- Incidence of breast and colorectal cancers was similar between people with and without multiple sclerosis (MS), but MS patients had a higher incidence of other cancers, including bladder cancer, according to a population-based...
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Colon Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Multiple Sclerosis

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New Modified Wheat Could Help Tackle Global Food Shortage

Researchers at the University of York have created a new modified wheat variety that increases grain production by up to 12%.

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Phytoplankton Disturbed By Nanoparticles

Products derived from nanotechnology are efficient and highly sought-after, yet their effects on the environment are still poorly understood. A research team from the University of Geneva (UNIGE), working in collaboration with the University of...

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Effect Of Climate Change On Infectious Diseases Unknown To Half Of The Population

Although it is a widely known scientific fact that infectious diseases emerge and re-emerge due to climate change, a study which included the involvement of the UAB published in PLOS ONE reveals that 48.9% of the population surveyed are not aware of...

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Quantum Nanodiamonds May Help Detect Disease Earlier

The quantum sensing abilities of nanodiamonds can be used to improve the sensitivity of paper-based diagnostic tests, potentially allowing for earlier detection of diseases such as HIV, according to a study led by UCL researchers in the i-sense...
Related topics: HIV, Virus

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Alabama Coach Nick Saban Tests Positive For Covid-19 Again

Alabama coach Nick Saban has again tested positive for COVID-19. The University of Alabama in a statement said Saban tested positive for the coronavirus on Wednesday, and he has "very mild symptoms," ESPN reports. "He will follow all appropriate...
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Everyday Activities Enhance Personal Well-being

Physical activity makes happy and is important to maintain psychic health. Researchers studied the brain regions which play a central role in this process. Their findings reveal that even everyday activities, such as climbing stairs, significantly...

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Breaking The Skill Limit, Pianists Attain More Delicate Touch

Scientists have discovered a training method to further improve the delicate touch of pianists by optimizing the method rather than increase the amount of training. They developed a system that freely controls the weight of piano keys using a haptic...

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Gut Hormones' Regulation Of Fat Production Abnormal In Obesity, Fatty Liver Disease

Gut hormones play an important role in regulating fat production in the body. One key hormone, released a few hours after eating, turns off fat production by regulating gene expression in the liver, but this regulation is abnormal in obesity,...
Related topics: Hormones, Obesity, Liver Disease, Genetics

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Phytoplankton Disturbed By Nanoparticles

Products derived from nanotechnology are efficient and highly sought-after, yet their effects on the environment are still poorly understood. A research team has investigated the effects of nanosilver, currently used in almost 450 products for its...

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New Modified Wheat Could Help Tackle Global Food Shortage

Researchers at the University of York have created a new modified wheat variety that increases grain production by up to 12%.

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Genetic Study Shows That The Risk Of Pre-eclampsia Is Related To Blood Pressure And Bmi

An international study has revealed that the genetic risk of pre-eclampsia - a potentially dangerous condition in pregnancy - is related to blood pressure and body mass index.
Related topics: Genetics, Blood Pressure

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Researchers Uncover The Unique Way Stem Cells Protect Their Chromosome Ends

Telomeres are specialized structures at the end of chromosomes which protect our DNA and ensure healthy division of cells. According to a new study, the mechanisms of telomere protection are surprisingly unique in stem cells.
Related topics: Stem Cells, Genetics, Chromosomes, DNA

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