People with vision impairment have higher risk of all-cause mortality

People with vision impairment have higher risk of all-cause mortality

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The global population is aging, and so are their eyes. In fact, the number of people with vision impairment and blindness is expected to more than double over the next 30 years. A meta-analysis in The
Retinal implants can give blind people a form of artificial vision

Retinal implants can give blind people a form of artificial vision

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Being able to make blind people see again sounds like the stuff of miracles or even science fiction. And it has always been one of the biggest challenges for scientists. Diego Ghezzi, who holds the Medtronic
Micro-Doppler radars could soon be used to predict injury risk and track recovery

Micro-Doppler radars could soon be used to predict injury risk and track recovery

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Micro-Doppler radars could soon be used in clinical settings to predict injury risk and track recovery progress, according to Penn State researchers.  Being able to view subtle differences in human
Newly identified biomarker could predict response to immune checkpoint inhibitors

Newly identified biomarker could predict response to immune checkpoint inhibitors

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A team of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers has identified a new biomarker that could predict response to immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICI) shortly after patients with non-small cell
Survey reveals impact of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination in the UK

Survey reveals impact of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination in the UK

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Researchers at Imperial College London in the UK have reported on round five of the REal-time Assessment of Community Transmission-2 (REACT-2) program – a cross-sectional community survey measuring
School-based cavity prevention program reduces health disparities, brings dental care to children

School-based cavity prevention program reduces health disparities, brings dental care to children

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A school-based cavity prevention program involving nearly 7,000 elementary school students reduced cavities by more than 50 percent, according to a study led by researchers at NYU College of Dentistry.
SARS-CoV-2 modulates host cell central carbon metabolism for reproduction

SARS-CoV-2 modulates host cell central carbon metabolism for reproduction

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A team of scientists from Sweden and India has recently characterized the host cell metabolic alterations associated with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. Their
Researcher receives grant to study link between trauma and cellular, tissue damage in the brain

Researcher receives grant to study link between trauma and cellular, tissue damage in the brain

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A University of Texas at Arlington researcher has received an Office of Naval Research (ONR) grant to examine the mechanics of how blast-like events cause damage to the brain. Ashfaq Adnan, professor
Neanderthal-derived protein may protect against COVID-19 susceptibility and severity

Neanderthal-derived protein may protect against COVID-19 susceptibility and severity

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Researchers at the Lady Davis Institute (LDI) at the Jewish General Hospital have discovered that increased levels of the protein OAS1 are associated with reduced mortality and less severe disease requiring
Post-surgery opioid prescribing guideline leads to high patient satisfaction with pain management

Post-surgery opioid prescribing guideline leads to high patient satisfaction with pain management

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A prescribing guideline tailored to patients’ specific needs reduced the number of opioid pills prescribed after major surgery with researchers reporting a greater than 90 percent patient satisfaction
Complement system appears to be specifically implicated in severe COVID-19

Complement system appears to be specifically implicated in severe COVID-19

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Researchers in the United States have conducted a study showing that activation of the complement system is specifically implicated in the pathogenesis of severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), rather
Phase 1 clinical trial shows promising results for monoclonal antibodies against MERS coronavirus

Phase 1 clinical trial shows promising results for monoclonal antibodies against MERS coronavirus

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A randomized, placebo-controlled Phase 1 clinical trial of two monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) directed against the coronavirus that causes Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) found that they were well
Researchers develop a mathematical means of assessing COVID-19 tests’ false-negative rate

Researchers develop a mathematical means of assessing COVID-19 tests’ false-negative rate

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Even with more than 1.5 million Americans receiving a COVID vaccine each day, officials estimate it will take many more months before enough people are protected from the deadly virus. Until then, and
Study maps SARS-CoV-2 infected brains

Study maps SARS-CoV-2 infected brains

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Researchers in the United States and Canada have mapped the presence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in the brains of people who died from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Meta-study provides an overall picture of the neural basis of sign language

Meta-study provides an overall picture of the neural basis of sign language

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The ability to speak is one of the essential characteristics that distinguishes humans from other animals. Many people would probably intuitively equate speech and language. However, cognitive science
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