A fleet of Airbus SE A380 passenger aircraft, operated by British Airways, a unit of International Consolidated Airlines Group SA, sit parked near other grounded jets at Chateauroux airport in Chateauroux, France, on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020. Nathan Laine | Bloomberg | Getty Images SINGAPORE — Strong government support has stopped some airlines from going bankrupt — but more
A new study published on the preprint server medRxiv* in October 2020 shows that recognizing the differences in the population composition, connectedness and distribution, as well as inter-individual differences in immunity, susceptibility and infectivity, are crucial to estimating the herd immunity attained as a result of natural severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) more
Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 7 2020 Searching for new ways to address the growing threat to drinking water in northwest Ohio and across the globe, Dr. Jason Huntley discovered that native freshwater bacteria can destroy toxins produced during harmful algal blooms. The University of Toledo scientist has now received a $1.1 million grant from
Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, speaks at the daily coronavirus briefing at the White House on April 19, 2020 in Washington, DC. Tasos Katopodis | Getty Images The Department of Health and Human Services is threatening to withhold U.S. funding from hospitals that fail to comply with federal requirements
Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 7 2020 Researchers from the University of Iowa may have discovered a safe new way to manage blood sugar non-invasively. Exposing diabetic mice to a combination of static electric and magnetic fields for a few hours per day normalizes two major hallmarks of type 2 diabetes, according to new findings
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread in many parts of the world, and resurgences are occurring in some countries where the virus was thought to be successfully contained. A recent paper published in the preprint server bioRxiv* in September 2020 discusses the “clinically relevant variation in the expression of COVID-19-related genes”, which is associated with
U.S. President Donald Trump returned to the White House on Monday despite still being infected — a move analysts say could draw “backlash” and shows he doesn’t take the virus seriously. “The president’s campaign is going to be severely handicapped even if he’s back in the office for the next couple of weeks,” pointed out Mark
Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 6 2020 Training parents of children with autism spectrum disorder virtually about early behavioral intervention is an accessible and effective approach during the coronavirus pandemic or in other instances when in-person instruction is not possible, according to a Rutgers researcher. The study, which was published in The Journal of Applied
By joining forces and combining technologies in a new way, Harvard Medical School researchers have captured the first bird’s eye views of what happens at the molecular level when drugs, hormones and neurotransmitters activate certain kinds of cell receptors. Until now, scientists had been able to see only one part of the picture at a
Interview conducted by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 5 2020 Thought LeadersDr. Hadi YassineDr. Hassan ZaraketInfectious Diseases ResearchIn this News-Medical interview, Dr. Hadi Yassine and Dr. Hassan Zaraket speak about their research efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic, and their research into whether COVID-19 will become a seasonal virus. What provoked your research into the current COVID-19 pandemic?
A billboard advertising Chinese video app TikTok at Wangfujing street on August 20, 2020, in Beijing. VCG | Visual China Group | Getty Images GUANGZHOU, China — China’s technology giants — like their U.S. counterparts — have seen business thrive during the coronavirus pandemic. But the tech industry is at a crossroads, facing an uncertain
Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 5 2020 Most parents know or suspect when their child smokes, but they are much more likely to be in the dark if the child vapes or uses other tobacco products, according to a large national study by researchers at UC San Francisco. The study, which tracked more than 23,000
Does surgery sound sexy to you? Maybe you’ve been watching Grey’s Anatomy, House, or my favorite, Scrubs. Yet surgery isn’t just about the surgeon, but an entire healthcare team that ensures the patient is cared for when they’re under the knife. Let’s dive in on the different parts of the surgical team. 💌 Sign up
Oct 2 2020 A new series of ISO 80369 standards for Luer lock testing is pending release, which means that the medical device industry will be forced to redesign these small-bore tubing connectors. The existing standards, ISO 594-1 and ISO 594-2, are now lacking due to the rising risk of inadvertent incorrect connections by healthcare
U.S. President Donald Trump walks to the South Lawn of the White House before boarding Marine One in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, on his say to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to be treated for Covid-19, the White House said. Sarah Silbiger | Bloomberg | Getty Images President Donald Trump’s
Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 1 2020 Many of our children play a lot of computer games. Some youth play so much and develop such big problems that a new diagnosis called Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD) has been proposed. Symptoms of a gaming disorder include that it has an impact on school, work or friendships,
Oct 2 2020 A recent study1 undertaken at Rovira i Virgili University in Tarragona, Spain, reveals that biolabeling through luminescence thermometry has the potential to detect cancer cells at an early stage of development, just by monitoring the temperature rise in the body, due to accelerated metabolic activities in abnormal cells. The Linkam THMS600 stage
There is no medical justification for exempting respiratory patients from compulsory face mask regulations, and doing so places this already vulnerable population at greater risk for COVID-19, a global group of pulmonary specialists said. Beginning in May, the Spanish government mandated face masks in open- and closed-space public places, but the mandate exempted people with
Former Food and Drug Administration commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Friday he believes the White House carefully considered all of its treatment options before it opted to give President Donald Trump the experimental coronavirus antibody cocktail from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. “This was a wholly appropriate decision to give him active therapy, and then it just
Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 1 2020 When newborn babies or children with heart or lung distress are struggling to survive, doctors often turn to a form of life support that uses artificial lungs. This treatment, called Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), has been credited with saving countless lives. But in some cases, it can also
Oct 2 2020 Global glass primary packaging supplier SGD Pharma has expanded its ready-to-use (RTU) molded glass vial range to introduce a market-first 50ml volume option in tray developed at industrial scale by a molded glass manufacturer. The Sterinity platform, which includes both ISO and EasyLyo injectable vials, offers high-quality sterile Type I molded glass
Luke Hutchison said he signed up to a coronavirus vaccine trial because he’s “pro science” Luke Hutchison Luke Hutchison woke up in the middle of the night with chills and a fever after taking the Covid-19 booster shot in Moderna’s vaccine trial. Another coronavirus vaccine trial participant, testing Pfizer’s candidate, similarly woke up with chills, shaking so
Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 1 2020 As many as 800 million children have dangerously high lead values in their blood. The neurotoxin can cause permanent brain damage. The huge international numbers come from a new report from Pure Earth and UNICEF. Pure Earth works to solve pollution problems that can be harmful to humans.
Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 1 2020 A new study led by researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis sheds light on why female primary care physicians receive lower wages than their male counterparts. The study found that female PCPs generated 11 percent less revenue due to conducting 11 percent
Florida, Port of Miami, Row of cruise ships docked, non-essential business due to Coronavirus. Jeff Greenberg | Universal Images Group | Getty Images The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday extended its ban on passenger cruising from U.S. ports through Oct. 31 after the White House reportedly overruled calls for a further suspension.
Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 30 2020 As many as 70% of very premature infants (born earlier than 32 weeks gestation) show signs of white matter abnormalities at birth. But only some of those infants go on to develop cognitive, language, motor, or behavioral disorders as they grow. Now, scientists say a new software tool
Taking aim at the alarming slowdown in the development of new and lifesaving drugs, Harvard Medical School is launching an Initiative in Systems Pharmacology, a comprehensive strategy to transform drug discovery by convening biologists, chemists, pharmacologists, physicists, computer scientists and clinicians to explore together how drugs work in complex systems.
Sep 30 2020 ZOSI Analytical, an elite third-party hemp analytical testing laboratory, announced today that it has completed its ISO 17025:2017 assessment with no findings and is now accredited for hemp biomass and hemp product potency testing. Hemp growers, processors and retailers are required to test their products prior to sale or upon request for