Duke University’s aggressive COVID testing and surveillance minimized infections

DURHAM, N.C. — An aggressive COVID-19 surveillance and testing effort at Duke University was highly effective in minimizing the spread of the disease among students on campus, according to a case study appearing Tuesday in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The successful Duke campaign was launched before the start of the semester. Ahead…

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Just hours of training triples doctor confidence in use of handheld ultrasound devices

While ultrasound imaging technology has been available for more than 50 years, machine size and cost limited its reach to medical offices and hospitals. However, relatively recent advances in this technology has allowed for the development of ultra-portable handheld devices that appear more like the tricorder from Star Trek than a traditional ultrasound machine. These…

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CTO 2021 is now an online event: CTO Connect

NEW YORK — November 17, 2020 — The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) has announced that the 2021 Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO) Summit will now take place as a virtual event called CTO Connect. It will take place online February 20-21, 2021. The conference will feature live case transmissions performed by some of the world’s leading…

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How Moderna’s Early Vaccine Results Compare with Pfizer’s

[Read more on Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine.] Pfizer provided less detail in its announcement last week on Nov. 9 than Moderna did on Monday, Nov. 16. Pfizer’s outside board of experts analyzed 94 volunteers and estimated that the effectiveness of its vaccine was over 90 percent. They did not specify how many people who got sick…

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Operation Warp Speed: Is Moderna in it?

[Read more on Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine.] Very much so. The United States government provided $1 billion in support for the design and testing of the Moderna vaccine. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health oversaw much of the research, including the clinical trials. Moderna also received an additional $1.5 billion in exchange for 100 million…

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Wanted: A Recipe With a Back Story

Do you have a recipe with a story? The National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington wants to know. A virtual exhibition, on display from Jan. 18 to Dec. 31, will feature nine artists against whose kitchen table visions the museum wants to pair recipes, anecdotes, photos and the like from the public.…

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Ramen From the Masters, Shipped to Your Home

Big bowls of soup, and ramen noodles with a pedigree, are now available to cook at home from Ramen Lab, the Lower East Side brand owned by Sun Noodle, a wholesale supplier, and the name of their now-closed restaurant. The company has enlisted chefs from five New York-area restaurants to create different ramen, sold frozen…

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A Weekend Bakery Sets Up Shop

After baking in Washington, D.C., at Roberta’s in Brooklyn and the Standard hotel in the East Village of Manhattan, Nora Allen has gone out on her own, with the backing of the chef Flynn McGarry. Her rustic little bakery and shop sits on a peninsula at the start of Ludlow Street. But to buy her…

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Moderna’s Covid Vaccine: What You Need to Know

The scientists randomly assigned volunteers to get either the Moderna vaccine or a placebo. The trial was blinded, meaning that neither the volunteers nor the people running the trial knew who got what. Over time, some of the volunteers got sick with Covid-19. To get a preliminary sense of how the trial was going, an…

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19 Make-Ahead Recipes for Thanksgiving Day

When planning a holiday menu, it’s important to take into account time and real estate as much as taste. What will fit in the oven or stovetop on the big day, and what can you make in advance? Whether cooking for one, two or a few, get ahead with a little planning and strategy, and…

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