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Dexamethasone use could reduce immune checkpoint inhibitor efficacy in glioblastoma patients

50 min 20 sec ago
Bottom Line: Among patients with glioblastoma receiving an immune checkpoint inhibitor, those who received the corticosteroid dexamethasone at baseline for cerebral edema had significantly worse overall survival.

Spinal or epidural anesthesia linked with high survival rate in leg artery bypass surgery

59 min 56 sec ago
A new study published in The BMJ shows that people who had surgery to improve blood flow in their legs under spinal or epidural anesthesia were less likely to die than those who were given general anesthesia.

New website provides a unique way for families to connect during lockdown

1 hour 22 min ago
Social isolation and loneliness have affected many people during the Covid-19 pandemic, especially those with limited access to digital technology.

Researchers describe important cause of fatal influenza

1 hour 24 min ago
It is largely unknown why influenza infections lead to an increased risk of bacterial pneumonia. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have now described important findings leading to so-called superinfections, which claim many lives around the world every year.

SARS-CoV-2 spike protein antibodies can persist up to 200 days after symptom onset

2 hours 12 min ago
Researchers report SARS-CoV-2 antibodies to the spike protein (S protein) can persist 200 days after symptom onset, but that antibodies to the nucleoprotein (N protein) can reduce much more rapidly.

The American Lung Association say to wear masks to stop the spread of COVID-19; Here’s why

2 hours 50 min ago
Dr. Albert Rizzo speaks to News-Medical about the importance of wearing masks to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Is COVID-19 severity mediated by higher antibody response?

3 hours 9 min ago
A new study indicates that patients with more severe COVID-19 have a stronger antibody response.

Robust antibody response to SARS-CoV-2 persists for eight months, study finds

4 hours 48 min ago
A study conducted by researchers based in Italy suggests that SARS-CoV-2 induces durable and strong immunity in patients who had moderate to severe COVID-19.

Exactech and Bodycad sign exclusive distribution agreement

6 hours 1 min ago
Exactech announced today the signing of an exclusive distribution agreement with orthopedic manufacturer Bodycad for its Reflex Uni™ knee in the U.S.

Researchers review key elements of crisis decision making during public health emergencies

7 hours 56 min ago
In mid-March, public health officials across the San Francisco area issued the first U.S. regional shelter-in-place order in response to the emerging COVID-19 pandemic.

Copper isotopes can help detect Alzheimer's aggregates in the brain

8 hours 4 min ago
A proof-of-concept study conducted in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease offers new evidence that copper isotopes can be used to detect the amyloid-beta protein deposits that form in the brains of people living with - or at risk of developing - Alzheimer's.

Regulation of fat production is abnormal in obesity, shows study

8 hours 10 min ago
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, researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign found in a new study.

Medicaid coverage is not enough to manage diabetes, shows study

8 hours 14 min ago
Medicaid expansion through the Affordable Care Act has insured millions of low-income people in the United States, improving outcomes for patients with many different diseases.

Germicidal lamps used to sanitize against COVID-19 may damage the cornea

8 hours 25 min ago
In a paper published in the journal of Ocular Immunology and Inflammation, physicians from the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine reported that several patients using germicidal lamps in an attempt to sanitize against the coronavirus.

Consistent use of face masks slows the spread of COVID-19

8 hours 29 min ago
The use of face masks to help slow the spread of COVID-19 has been widely recommended by health professionals.

Long-range regulation of tumor suppressor genes plays key role in cancer

8 hours 32 min ago
Enhancers are regulatory elements that play an important role in cancer.Researchers from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the state's only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, identified a novel enhancer.

Study describes racial disparities in survival following in-hospital cardiac arrest

8 hours 34 min ago
In-hospital cardiac arrests (IHCA) represent catastrophic and often terminal events. Despite investments to improve the quality of resuscitation efforts.

Dynamic interplay of brain wave frequencies may guide humans in highlighting surprises

8 hours 38 min ago
If you open your office door one morning and there is a new package waiting on your desk, that's what you will notice most in the otherwise unchanged room.

New drug lures stem cells to damaged tissue, improves treatment efficacy

8 hours 42 min ago
Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute have created a drug that can lure stem cells to damaged tissue and improve treatment efficacy--a scientific first and major advance for the field of regenerative medicine.

SARS-CoV-2 versus Zika: Comparing and contrasting the flow of research

8 hours 55 min ago
An interesting study published on the preprint server medRxiv in November 2020, dealing not with the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that is the cause of the COVID-19 pandemic, but with the publications that have appeared as a consequence of the outbreak, comparing them with the similar trove of publications that followed the Zika virus outbreak in 2016.

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