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Lessons from the Spanish flu: Strict and early isolation really effective in minimizing disease spread

Sat, 03/28/2020 - 06:32
Large events are canceled, restaurants and non-essential businesses are closed, and in many states, residents have been asked to shelter in place, all to limit the spread and impact of the COVID-19 virus.

Heart and kidney patients should keep taking their medicines during COVID-19 pandemic

Sat, 03/28/2020 - 06:14
As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, inaccurate medical information has flooded social media and other channels.

Review: A plant-based diet can help prevent and manage asthma

Sat, 03/28/2020 - 05:54
A plant-based diet can help prevent and manage asthma, while dairy products and high-fat foods raise the risk, according to a new review published in Nutrition Reviews.

New study examines the impact of female board representation on medical product recalls

Sat, 03/28/2020 - 05:34
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.

Columbia scientists provide new insights into how mutations in a gene cause ALS

Sat, 03/28/2020 - 05:16
Columbia scientists have provided new insights into how mutations in a gene called TBK1 cause amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a progressive neurodegenerative disease that robs patients of movement, speech and ultimately, their lives.

New drug shows promise to reverse treatment resistance in advanced multiple myeloma

Sat, 03/28/2020 - 05:10
Researchers at the VU University Medical Center in the Netherlands have tested a new drug in patient samples and mice with multiple myeloma and discovered that it was effective even in advanced disease - a point when many patients currently run out of options.

Research sheds new light on the phage therapy history

Sat, 03/28/2020 - 04:47
In the current situation when the fear of virus infections in the public is common, it is good to remember that some viruses can be extremely beneficial for mankind, even save lives. Such viruses, phages, infect bacteria.

Study reveals potential effects of COVID-19 on the cardiovascular system

Sat, 03/28/2020 - 04:42
COVID-19 can have fatal consequences for people with underlying cardiovascular disease and cause cardiac injury even in patients without underlying heart conditions, according to a review published today in JAMA Cardiology by experts at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Heart size of dogs affects both vortex flow and pressure difference

Sat, 03/28/2020 - 04:37
An international collaboration led by veterinary scientists at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan, has found that size of a dog heart affects both vortex flow and pressure difference in the heart, which both are promising as an index of diastolic function.

Researchers enlist the help of citizen scientists to design new drugs against coronavirus

Sat, 03/28/2020 - 04:29
The best thing most of us can do to fight COVID-19 is stay home, to curb the respiratory disease's spread. But anyone with a computer can pitch in more actively too: by helping scientists design drugs to combat the virus now responsible for hundreds of thousands of infections worldwide.

Scientists discover a completely new antibiotic resistance gene

Sat, 03/28/2020 - 04:15
Aminoglycoside antibiotics are critically important for treating several types of infections with multi-resistant bacteria.

Video games do not cause or intensify ADHD symptoms in children

Sat, 03/28/2020 - 01:35
Parents of children who play a lot of video games can breathe a sigh of relief: gaming won't cause or intensify their child's ADHD symptoms.

Size of tumor tissue area crucial for reliable cancer prognosis, study shows

Sat, 03/28/2020 - 01:00
The method of choice used for preparing tissue samples can lead to biased results in the analysis of cancer patient survival.

Instagram offers motivation to exercise

Sat, 03/28/2020 - 00:25
Exercising can be a chore. We know it's good for us, and we may do it, but it's not always fun.

Research offers hope for increasing the robustness of vaccine response in older people

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 23:45
Research just published by the Linterman lab shows that the immune system of older mice can be given a helping hand by applying immunology expertise and some genital wart treatment (don't try this at home just yet)!

COVID-19 patients can be infectious even after their symptomatic recovery, study shows

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 22:50
In a new study, researchers found that half of the patients they treated for mild COVID-19 infection still had coronavirus for up to eight days after symptoms disappeared.

New approach shows promise as a treatment for chemo-resistant ovarian cancer

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 19:31
Researchers have made a discovery about the behavior of ovarian cancer cells that could lead to a new treatment approach.

Brain mapping shows motor regions for the hand may be connected to entire body

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 19:07
Neuroscientists have published findings which reveal that the motor region for the hand connects to the entire body.

Scientists uncover key molecular mechanism underlying different aspects of sepsis

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 18:57
Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that kills millions annually; it is poorly understood and has no specific treatment.

A promising strategy to overcome drug resistance developed by blood cancer cells

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 17:59
In a collaborative study published in Blood Advances, a research group led by Beate Heissig at Juntendo University and Yousef Salama at An Najah University report a strategy to overcome drug resistance developed by blood cancer cells.