Covid-19, a prominent role for UniTrento in ultrasound diagnosis

The article presents the results of the diagnostic protocol for Covid-19 that Libertario Demi developed with a dozen Italian clinical teams that are working very hard in emergency settings. &laquoFor the first time, the scientific validity of the technique we proposed is accepted. We hope our work can help tackle the pandemic», commented Paolo Giorgini,…

Details

Interactions between cancer cells and fibroblasts promote metastasis

In order to colonize other organs and grow into metastases, tumor cells that detach from the parent tumor need to manipulate their new microenvironment and create a ‘metastatic niche’. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center and the Heidelberg Institute for Stem Cell Technology and Experimental Medicine* have now discovered that some cancer cells stimulate…

Details

Underweight diabetic patients in Singapore have increased risk of tuberculosis

SINGAPORE, 24 March 2020 — «‘Persistent cough in underweight patients with diabetes warrants screening for active tuberculosis.» This is the message in the editorial of the December 2019 issue of the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, based on findings from a Singapore-based study that have reported that patients with diabetes and who were…

Details

New funding to help understand how COVID-19 affects people

The University of Edinburgh has received nearly £5 million to tackle the coronavirus pandemic from the government’s rapid response call. The £4.9 million investment will kickstart a new project that seeks to increase our understanding of Covid-19 and its impact on the body. Dr Kenneth Baillie has secured funding from the Medical Research Council to…

Details

Study finds more mental heath visits decreases risk of suicide among youths

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A multistate study of Medicaid enrollees led by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center found that suicide risk was highest among youth with epilepsy, depression, schizophrenia, substance use and bipolar disorder. In addition, the odds of suicide decreased among those who had more mental health visits within the 30…

Details

UCI team demonstrates ability to supercharge cells with mitochondrial transplantation

Irvine, Calif., March 23, 2020 — Researchers at the University of California, Irvine have shown that they can give cells a short-term boost of energy through mitochondrial transplantation. The team’s study, published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association, suggests that mitochondrial transplantation could one day be employed to cure various cardiovascular, metabolic…

Details

Gwenith Fisher named SIOP fellow

Gwenith Fisher, PhD has been named a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). Dr. Fisher was granted Fellow status by the SIOP Executive Board at its most recent meeting. The profession of industrial and organizational psychology addresses the full range of human interactions in organizational settings. Members of the profession may…

Details

Immune boost against the coronavirus

The course of the corona pandemic will strongly depend on how quickly medications or vaccines against the SARS co-virus 2 can be developed. In at least one Phase III study, researchers want to investigate whether the vaccine candidate VPM1002, originally developed against tuberculosis by scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, is also…

Details