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PCORI funds $50 million to study HCQ's effectiveness in preventing COVID-19 in healthcare workers

19 hours 25 min ago
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Board of Governors today approved up to $50 million to fund a registry and randomized clinical trial of the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine in preventing COVID-19 infections in U.S. healthcare workers.

App-based mindfulness training may help reduce physician anxiety, burnout

19 hours 39 min ago
As novel coronavirus cases continue to increase across the nation, health professionals on the front lines face frightening realities, rising anxiety and the very real potential for burnout.

NYU researchers capture 3D data on human interactions with COVID-19 infection sources

20 hours 4 min ago
New York University researchers are in the field capturing highly detailed three-dimensional data on human movements and behaviors -- particularly around medical facilities, public transportation systems, and essential services -- to document the complex landscape of "surface vectors" and thus opportunities for COVID-19 transmission.

Study reveals frequent use of coercive measures in Finnish psychiatric care

20 hours 15 min ago
The use of coercive measures in psychiatric care has decreased over the past years. However, a new study shows that coercive measures are still frequently used in Finland, and periods of both seclusion and mechanical restraint are long.

Good news for patients with NFI-related low grade gliomas

20 hours 21 min ago
A paper published in the academic journal Neuro-Oncology by NF experts has demonstrated an increased understanding of low grade gliomas (LGG) occurring in children and adults with NF1.

Spina bifida surgery before birth more effective at healing neurological structure

20 hours 32 min ago
Surgery performed on a fetus in the womb to repair defects from spina bifida triggers the body's ability to restore normal brain structure, Mayo Clinic research discovered.

MRI sensor reveals how dopamine drives brain activity

20 hours 38 min ago
Using a specialized magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sensor, MIT neuroscientists have discovered how dopamine released deep within the brain influences both nearby and distant brain regions.

Scientists work on early alert system for COVID-19

20 hours 56 min ago
To better understand early signs of coronavirus and the virus' spread, physicians around the country and data scientists at UC San Diego are working together to use a wearable device to monitor more than 12,000 people, including thousands of healthcare workers.

Researchers identify risk gene for Alzheimer's development

21 hours 14 min ago
Researchers from the University of British Columbia and the Central South University in China have for the first time identified a gene that increases the risk of Alzheimer's disease.

A non-invasive method to predict intracranial pressure

21 hours 20 min ago
The only way to accurately measure pressure inside the skull is to insert a catheter or sensor inside.

Physical activity beneficial for mental well-being in middle-aged women despite menopausal status

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 17:25
A recent study has found that late menopausal status is associated with an elevated level of depressive symptoms that indicate the negative dimension of mental well-being.

Researchers develop new PCR system for detection of SARS-CoV-2 virus

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 16:38
Michael Traugott and the spin-off company Sinsoma GmbH, together with the Departments of Zoology and Microbiology at the University of Innsbruck, are developing a new PCR system for the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

New collaboration may lead to future clinical trials to test treatment for leukemia

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 12:32
In a new pre-clinical study published this week in the journal Leukemia, the research team of Children's Hospital Los Angeles investigator Hisham Abdel-Azim, MD, MS, worked with colleagues to engineer T-cells to identify and target multiple sites on acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells instead of just one. The early collaboration points the way to future clinical trials to test the therapy.

Stem cells used to combat COVID-19 pneumonia

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 12:09
The novel coronavirus first emerged in December 2019, and since then, it rippled across 180 countries, affecting hundreds of thousands of people. Amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, many people are looking for answers. Scientists are racing to find a treatment that can help save lives. Now, a team of scientists has suggested that stem cell therapy can help fight the deadly infection.

Study: Early introduction of solid foods may predispose infants to obesity

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 12:07
Infants who were started on solid foods at or before three months of age showed changes in the levels of gut bacteria and bacterial byproducts, called short-chain fatty acids, measured in their stool samples, according to a study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Pancreatitis drug Nafamostat shows promise for coronavirus

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 11:50
With the increasing number of infections across the globe, scientists have resorted to studying existing drugs in the hope of discovering a cure for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). A team of researchers has found that an existing drug, Nafamostat or Fusan, a drug used to treat acute pancreatitis, may effectively block the process used by the novel coronavirus to spread and cause illness.

New brain-imaging study sheds light on human creativity

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 11:18
According to a popular view, creativity is a product of the brain's right hemisphere – innovative people are considered "right-brain thinkers" while "left-brain thinkers" are thought to be analytical and logical.

Study: Genetic and neural factors influence ADHD diagnosis

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 11:03
Genetic studies of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) show that it takes many common genetic variations combining together in one individual to increase risk substantially.

ERC awards grants to 158 European scientists to identify effective immunotherapy strategies for cancer

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 10:52
The European Research Council (ERC) has announced it will support Professor Thomas Blankenstein to the tune of €2.5 million over five years. This year the ERC is awarding Advanced Grants to a total of 158 scientists across Europe.

Study identifies three unknown genetic mechanisms that cause myopia

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 10:07
Three previously unknown genetic mechanisms have been discovered in causing myopia otherwise known as short or near-sightedness, finds a new study.