Category: Health

Category: Health

2551 Tool to distribute limited vaccines equitably

Tool to distribute limited vaccines equitably

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The demand for COVID-19 vaccines continues to outpace supply, forcing public health officials to decide who should be first in line for a shot, even among those in the same pool of eligible vaccine recipients. To
2543 Metformin use reduces risk of death for patients with COVID-19 and diabetes, study finds

Metformin use reduces risk of death for patients with COVID-19 and diabetes, study finds

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Use of the diabetes drug metformin — before a diagnosis of COVID-19 — is associated with a threefold decrease in mortality in COVID-19 patients with Type 2 diabetes, according to a racially
2537 Rare quadruple-helix DNA found in living human cells with glowing probes

Rare quadruple-helix DNA found in living human cells with glowing probes

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New probes allow scientists to see four-stranded DNA interacting with molecules inside living human cells, unravelling its role in cellular processes. DNA usually forms the classic double helix shape of
2524 No limit to cardiovascular benefits of exercise, study finds

No limit to cardiovascular benefits of exercise, study finds

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Physical activity is not only associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, but there is no threshold for that association, with the lowest risk of cardiovascular disease seen for those who are
2518 Mindfulness can improve mental health and wellbeing -- but unlikely to work for everyone

Mindfulness can improve mental health and wellbeing — but unlikely to work for everyone

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Mindfulness courses can reduce anxiety, depression and stress and increase mental wellbeing within most but not all non-clinical settings, say a team of researchers at the University of Cambridge. They
2498 A beginner's guide to DNA origami

A beginner’s guide to DNA origami

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In a technique known as DNA origami, researchers fold long strands of DNA over and over again to construct a variety of tiny 3D structures, including miniature biosensors and drug-delivery containers.
2494 Large study finds higher burden of acute brain dysfunction for COVID-19 ICU patients

Large study finds higher burden of acute brain dysfunction for COVID-19 ICU patients

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COVID-19 patients admitted to intensive care in the early months of the pandemic were subject to a significantly higher burden of delirium and coma than is typically found in patients with acute respiratory
2488 Nanoparticle vaccine for COVID-19

Nanoparticle vaccine for COVID-19

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Before the pandemic, the lab of Stanford University biochemist Peter S. Kim focused on developing vaccines for HIV, Ebola and pandemic influenza. But, within days of closing their campus lab space as part
2475 MRI frequently underestimates tumor size in prostate cancer

MRI frequently underestimates tumor size in prostate cancer

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A study led by researchers at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center has found that magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, frequently underestimates the size of prostate tumors, potentially leading
2471 Resist the resistance: Fighting the good fight against bacteria

Resist the resistance: Fighting the good fight against bacteria

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Drug-resistant bacteria could lead to more deaths than cancer by 2050, according to a report commissioned by the United Kingdom in 2014 and jointly supported by the U.K. government and the Wellcome Trust.
2467 Routine eye scans may give clues to cognitive decline in diabetes

Routine eye scans may give clues to cognitive decline in diabetes

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As they age, people with diabetes are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive disorders than are people without diabetes. Scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center now have shown
2463 Focusing on diversion yields positive results for kids with behavioral issues

Focusing on diversion yields positive results for kids with behavioral issues

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Of the 5,300 children enrolled in the Ohio Behavioral Health Juvenile Justice Initiative since 2006, 21% reported that someone close to them had been murdered in the past year. Nearly half of the boys
2459 Asian tiger mosquito poses low risk for Zika virus outbreaks

Asian tiger mosquito poses low risk for Zika virus outbreaks

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The Asian tiger mosquito does not pose a major risk for Zika virus epidemics, according to a study published December 31 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Albin Fontaine of the Institut de Recherche
2455 New virtual screening strategy identifies existing drug that inhibits COVID-19 virus

New virtual screening strategy identifies existing drug that inhibits COVID-19 virus

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A novel computational drug screening strategy combined with lab experiments suggest that pralatrexate, a chemotherapy medication originally developed to treat lymphoma, could potentially be repurposed
2451 Traditional Ghanaian medicines show promise against tropical diseases

Traditional Ghanaian medicines show promise against tropical diseases

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The discovery of new drugs is vital to achieving the eradication of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in Africa and around the world. Now, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have
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