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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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?
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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. 
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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
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