Dementia test to expand diagnosis across India

A standardised test that can now be used in the seven main languages in India will support the diagnosis of dementia and mild cognitive impairment. Researchers have adapted the Addenbrooke’s Cognitive Examination (ACE-III), a well-known screening instrument for dementia detection/diagnosis, to be used in Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Urdu, Tamil and Indian English. The work…

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Device could ‘hear’ disease through structures housing cells

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Similarly to how a picked lock gives away that someone has broken into a building, the stiffening of a structure surrounding cells in the human body can indicate that cancer is invading other tissue. Monitoring changes to this structure, called the extracellular matrix, would give researchers another way to study the…

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Knowledge and perceptions of COVID-19 among the general public in the US, UK

Below please find links to new coronavirus-related content published today in Annals of Internal Medicine. All coronavirus-related content published in Annals of Internal Medicine is free to the public. A complete collection is available at https://annals.org/aim/pages/coronavirus-content. Also new in this issue: Knowledge and perceptions of coronavirus disease 2019 among the general public in the United…

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Lin studying gene transcription in blood of patients treated for opioid use disorder

MingKuan Lin, Research Assistant Professor, INOVA Neuroscience, School of Systems Biology, is working to measure gene expression levels in blood from patients undergoing treatment with buprenorphine for opioid use disorder. Transcription is the process in which a segment of DNA is transcripted into RNA by the enzyme RNA polymerase. As part of this project, Lin…

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American Thoracic Society cancels international conference

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) has decided to cancel the International Conference, originally scheduled for May 15-20, 2020 in Philadelphia, due to the COVID-19 epidemic and ensuing public health crisis currently facing the global community. This decision was made based on recent actions by various government entities, including guidance issued by the CDC and the…

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Vivli to launch a portal for sharing data from COVID-19 trials

Cambridge, MA—In a visible sign of data sharing leadership, Vivli, the Center for Clinical Research Da,ta has committed to serving the open science community through the launch of a COVID-19 portal for sharing of completed interventional treatment trial data. All member and user fees would be waived for sharing and access. «Today, we are announcing…

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Autism rates declining among wealthy whites, while escalating among poor, minorities

Wealthy, white California counties—once considered the nation’s hotbeds for autism spectrum disorder (ASD)—have seen prevalence flatten or fall in the last two decades, while rates among poor whites and minorities keep ticking up, new CU Boulder research has found. The study, published March 19 in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, raises the possibility…

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Supporting clinicians during the COVID-19 pandemic

Below please find link(s) to new coronavirus-related content published today in Annals of Internal Medicine. All coronavirus-related content published in Annals of Internal Medicine is free to the public. A complete collection is available at https://annals.org/aim/pages/coronavirus-content. Supporting Clinicians During the COVID-19 Pandemic Charlene Dewey, MD, Med; Susan Hingle, MD; Elizabeth Goelz, MD; Mark Linzer, MD …

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