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Inpatient consultation service could reduce health care costs, hospital admissions in pediatric intensive care

Tue, 12/01/2020 - 11:53
When medically complex children are hospitalized, linking hospitalists to their regular outpatient providers through an inpatient consultation service were more likely to improve outcomes, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

Studies show that age bias varies among countries and even states

Tue, 12/01/2020 - 11:44
Elders are more respected in Japan and China and not so much in more individualistic nations like the United States and Germany, say Michigan State University researchers who conclude in a pair of studies that age bias varies among countries and even states.

Researchers successfully edit SIV virus from genomes of non-human primates

Tue, 12/01/2020 - 11:43
Taking a major step forward in HIV research, scientists at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University have successfully edited SIV - a virus closely related to HIV, the cause of AIDS - from the genomes of non-human primates.

Study demonstrates safety of novel immuno-oncology therapy in patients with advanced solid tumors

Tue, 12/01/2020 - 11:42
A novel therapy designed to help stimulate the body's immune system response against cancer appears to be safe to use as alone or in combination with immune checkpoint inhibitors.

Study shows critically ill patients are not seeking care for fear of COVID-19 pandemic

Tue, 12/01/2020 - 11:37
During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic in New England, emergency department visits for medical emergencies - including psychiatric problems, trauma and heart attacks - declined by nearly a third, raising concerns among clinicians that critically ill patients were not seeking the care they needed for fear of coronavirus infection.

Analysis of social media messages reveals struggles of care home staff during COVID-19 first wave

Tue, 12/01/2020 - 11:35
Analysis of social media messages between care home staff on the coronavirus front line reveal their growing concerns over how to manage in the face of the virus. Thousands of Whatsapp messages between 250 care home workers during the first coronavirus wave show workers were often asking questions which went unanswered due to a lack of proper guidance.

Researchers assess how social factors can influence pain responses

Tue, 12/01/2020 - 11:32
We take for granted the fact that feelings such as love, happiness, or pain are described with different words and expressions across languages. But are these differences in the ways we express these feelings in different languages also tied to differences in the sensations themselves?

Doctors report first case of mirror writing in patient with epilepsy

Tue, 12/01/2020 - 11:30
In new research presented at Euroanaesthesia (the annual meeting of the European Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care [ESAIC]), doctors report a highly unusual case of a right-handed patient performing unconscious 'mirror-writing' with her left hand while in the midst of having epileptic seizures in the emergency room.

MIT study shows how the brain is wired for reactive, reflexive movements

Tue, 12/01/2020 - 11:26
When riding your bike to the store you might have two very different reasons to steer: plain old reflex when you something dart into your path, or executive control when you see street signs that indicate the correct route.

Scientists use large-scale method to study genes associated with autism spectrum disorder

Tue, 12/01/2020 - 11:04
Scientists at Harvard University, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and MIT have developed a technology to investigate the function of many different genres in many different cell types at once, in a living organism.

New study could help treat people with reading disorders

Tue, 12/01/2020 - 10:50
The uniquely human ability to read is the cornerstone of modern civilization, yet very little is understood about the effortless ability to derive meaning from written words.

New reviews provide timely updates for scholars, professionals focused on antimicrobial research

Tue, 12/01/2020 - 10:45
The initial chapter of 'Anti-infective Research and Development: Updates on Infection Mechanisms and Treatments' covers the mode of action of natural antimycobacterial compounds such as nordihydroguaiaretic acid, α-mangostin and allicin, as well as antimicrobial peptides and their role in the innate and adaptive immune response leading to the decrease of microbial resistance.

New technique may help assess hand injuries

Tue, 12/01/2020 - 10:39
Scratch your nose. Write a text message. Reach for a glass of water. Most people take these simple movements -- brain-hand behaviors -- for granted.

New method could help determine the most appropriate treatment for HIV patients

Tue, 12/01/2020 - 10:26
A team co-led by a scientist at the University of California, Riverside, has developed a method to study how HIV mutates to escape the immune system in multiple individuals, which could inform HIV vaccine design.

Nucleic acid-hydrolyzing scFv 3D8 exhibits potent antiviral effects on SARS-CoV-2

Tue, 12/01/2020 - 10:07
3D8, a 27-kDa recombinant antibody fragment, was found in autoimmune-prone Murphy Roths Large mice. The single-chain variable fragment (scFv) has the nucleic acid hydrolyzing activity and is shown to degrade DNA or mRNA of viruses in infected cells.

Researchers receive three-year grant to develop treatment for traumatic brain injury

Tue, 12/01/2020 - 10:06
Researchers at Montclair State University and Kessler Foundation received a three-year $456,710 grant from the New Jersey Commission on Brain Injury Research to develop treatment interventions for the deficits in long-term memory that hinder recovery after traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Fibromyalgia during COVID-19, anxiety and pain

Tue, 12/01/2020 - 08:49
Early research on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic found persistent related anxiety in the general population. Researchers in the UK hypothesized that this anxiety would be associated with increased pain in chronic pain patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia (FM).

Good cholesterol helps SARS-CoV-2 enter cells

Tue, 12/01/2020 - 08:20
The researchers explained that the SARS-CoV-2 can infect human host cells after its viral spike protein (SARS-2-S) binds to a cellular surface receptor called the angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2).

Politicians and public officials fail to harness young people’s perspectives on COVID-19 recovery

Tue, 12/01/2020 - 08:13
Decision-makers are failing to harness young people's potential to help shape pandemic responses, according to a major study that features the views of young people from around the world.

Low-income black households disproportionately affected by Covid-19 shutdowns

Tue, 12/01/2020 - 08:04
The alarming rate at which Covid-19 has killed Black Americans has highlighted the deeply embedded racial disparities in the U.S. health care system.