Month: April 2020

Mannequin heads wear masks in the window of a small boutique advertising availability of masks, gloves, and other pandemic necessities amid the Coronavirus outbreak in Arlington, Virginia, on April 27, 2020. Oliveri Douliery | AFP | Getty Images Across the country, states have shut down businesses and ordered people to work from home if they
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Apr 29 2020 Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced $14 million in funding to support 29 interdisciplinary teams and build a network of researchers that will explore emerging ideas regarding the role of inflammation in disease. While inflammation is a natural defense that helps our bodies maintain a healthy state,
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Apr 28 2020 With antimicrobial resistance (AMR) increasing around the world, new research led by the University of Bristol has shown a new drug formulation could possibly be used in antifungal treatments against Candida infections. Candida albicans, a well-known yeast usually seen in the mouth, skin, gut and vagina, is reported
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A member of a ground crew walks past American Airlines planes parked at the gate during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak at Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington, April 5, 2020. Joshua Roberts | Reuters American Airlines and Delta Air Lines said Monday they will require thousands of employees to wear face masks and provide masks for
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Apr 27 2020 Although today’s rheumatoid arthritis treatments can reduce symptoms, they often come with serious side effects. Results from a new mouse study suggest that a new light-activated drug delivery method helps confine treatments to the joints, which could reduce whole-body side effects. In the U.S., 1.3 million people are
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Intensivists caution against the use of premature novel therapies in lieu of traditional critical care principles in patients with COVID-19 in a recent correspondence letter in the American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology. In “A Call for Rational Intensive Care in the Era of COVID-19”, Benjamin Singer, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine and
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OU Medicine, the OU Health Sciences Center and the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation collaborated to create a new test for COVID-19 using technology and reagents from Fluidigm Corporation, an innovative biotechnology tools provider. The test is intended for large-scale testing of patients across the OU Medicine healthcare system, with the capacity to test 180,000 samples
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A customer tastes a beer before ordering a growler to go at Harlem Public in northern Manhattan. April 24, 2020 Spencer Kimball | CNBC Just when Kal Narvilas thought his loan applications were about to get approved, his bank delivered the bad news — there was no more money left.   The $349 billion Paycheck Protection
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Apr 24 2020 Siemens Healthineers announced today it is significantly expanding its infectious disease testing capabilities to aid in the COVID-19 pandemic. Recognizing the critical need for accurate diagnostic testing to manage COVID-19, the company has developed a laboratory-based total antibody test to detect the presence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in blood. This total antibody test
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An employee checks the production of chloroquine phosphate, resumed after a 15-year break, in a pharmaceutical company in Nantong city in east China’s Jiangsu province Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. Chloroquine phosphate, an old drug for the treatment of malaria, has shown some efficacy and acceptable safety against COVID-19 associated pneumonia in trials, according to Chinese
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This is CNBC’s live blog covering all the latest news on the coronavirus outbreak. All times below are in Eastern time. This blog will be updated throughout the day as the news breaks.  Global cases: More than 2.6 million Global deaths: At least 183,820 US cases: More than 842,600 US deaths: At least 46,785 The data above was compiled
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The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) and the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) are funding new cross-campus research projects as part of a new joint program that seeks to solve big health care challenges through joint research that draws on the institutions world leading expertise in medicine and artificial intelligence. The below research awards
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Apr 22 2020 Researchers at The Ohio State University will study the health effects of e-cigarettes and nicotine on youth and help develop vaping cessation programs after receiving a $5.5 million grant from the American Heart Association. On Tuesday, the American Heart Association announced nearly $17 million in grants as part
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With stressed hospital services, and concerns about the spread of COVID-19, experts are reminding carers of children and young people of the importance of adhering to supported chronic condition self-management plans from the safety of their home. Telehealth options, use of home-monitoring devices, keeping regular medical appointments and positive reinforcement from carers and health professionals
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