Month: May 2020

Warming events are increasing in magnitude and severity, threatening many ecosystems worldwide. As the global temperatures continue to climb, it also raises uncertainties as to the relationship, prevalence, and spread of parasites and disease. A recent study from the University of Washington explores the ways parasitism will respond to climate change, providing researchers new insights
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.May 30 2020 A combination of genetic shuffling and evolutionary selection of near-identical genetic sequences among specific bat and pangolin coronaviruses may have led to the evolution of SARS-CoV-2 and its introduction into humans, a new study suggests. The results also showed that the virus’ entire receptor binding motif (RBM), a
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Latest Neurology News THURSDAY, May 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Very few people with autism receive two recommended genetic tests, a new study finds. The American Academy of Pediatrics and other medical groups recommend offering chromosomal microarray testing and Fragile X testing to people with autism, to detect or rule out genetic abnormalities that could
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Luis Quintero, Assistant Professor at the Carey Business School, explores how the COVID19 and climate change crises are similar in many ways, how they are directly connected, and how the pandemic can change the prospects of our abilities to become more sustainable and avoid address the threat of irreversible damage to our climate. Visit https://www.jhu.edu/hopkinsathome
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May 30 2020 The COVID-19 crisis is not impacting cardiovascular procedures as heavily as it is other therapy areas, since the majority of these procedures are essential, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. GlobalData estimates that 96.7% of cardiovascular procedures performed in the US are essential procedures. These essential procedures include surgeries
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Latest Heart News THURSDAY, May 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Music influences people’s heart rates, and one piece of music will affect individuals’ hearts differently, a new, small study shows. The findings could lead to novel, drug-free treatments for such conditions as high blood pressure and heart rhythm disorders, or to help people relax or
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Quest Diagnostics has won emergency use authorization for a self-collection kit for COVID-19. The Secaucus, NJ-based company said its test is for individuals to self-collect a nasal specimen at home or in a healthcare setting when determined to be appropriate by a healthcare provider. The self-collection kit allows an individual to swab the front part
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.May 29 2020 With funding from the National Institutes of Health, University of Arkansas researchers hope to develop the first therapeutic drug that can regenerate heart tissue. The lesion-seeking biological drug, released through stent placement, could treat coronary blockages and prevent heart failure. Currently, there are no viable therapeutics available on
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Philips Wins Regulatory Nod for Clinical Surveillance Biosensor Philips won a nod from FDA and a CE mark for a next-generation wireless wearable biosensor to help monitor COVID-19 patients in hospital. The Amsterdam, Netherlands-based company touts its next-generation device as being able to enhance clinical surveillance in its patient deterioration detection solution to help clinicians
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Interview conducted by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.May 29 2020 Thought LeadersDr. Lewis SpurginEvolutionary BiologistUniversity of East Anglia News-Medical spoke to Dr. Lewis Spurgin about a new study that looked at ‘real world’ movement data and social contact to understand the spread of COVID-19. What lead you to research contact tracing and epidemic models? The Royal Society
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