Getting Through, Making Memories and Being the Grown-Ups

I’m not here to tell you what the “good thing” is about the coronavirus situation, because there is no good thing about a pandemic, not ever. That doesn’t mean there won’t be acts of heroism, because there will be, and heartwarming stories, because we’ll have those too, and even — if we’re lucky — moments…

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Simulated ‘frankenfish brain-swaps’ reveal senses control body movement

Plenty of fictional works like Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein have explored the idea of swapping out a brain from one individual and transferring it into a completely different body. However, a team of biologists and engineers has now used a variation of the sci-fi concept, via computer simulation, to explore a core brain-body question. How can…

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UC San Diego Health launches clinical trial to assess antiviral drug for COVID-19

Physician-scientists at four University of California Health medical centers — UC San Diego Health, UC San Francisco, UC Irvine Health and UC Davis Health — have begun recruiting participants for a Phase II clinical trial to investigate the safety and efficacy of treating adult patients with COVID-19 with remdesivir, an antiviral drug that has shown…

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BIDMC launches clinical trials evaluating anti-viral drug remdesivir for COVID-19

Boston, Mass. — Physician-scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) are now enrolling patients in two clinical trials testing treatment options for COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus. Two trials, led by infectious disease specialist Kathryn Stephenson, MD, MPH, will test the antiviral drug remdesivir for safety and efficacy against the respiratory…

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Bentham Science announces new multidisciplinary journal, ‘Current Chinese Science’

Bentham Science announces an important new multidisciplinary journal, Current Chinese Science. This will be the world’s largest journal with over 4,000 leading Chinese scientists involved on its editorial board. Current Chinese Science is a peer reviewed journal with over 70 sections headed by leading Chinese scientists as Co-Editors. The journal will cover important and emerging…

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Changes in surface sugarlike molecules help cancer metastasize

Changes in a specific type of sugarlike molecule, or glycan, on the surface of cancer cells help them to spread into other tissues, according to researchers at the University of California, Davis. Published March 23 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the work could lead to diagnostic tests and new therapies to slow…

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In COVID-19 response to Congress, AGS calls for medical supplies, telehealth

In letters sent yesterday to Congressional leaders, Vice President Pence, and White House Coronavirus Task Force Coordinator Deborah Birx, MD, experts at the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) reinforced the need for medical supplies, telehealth, expertise in older adult care, and a range of other priorities in response to COVID-19. As diverse as these important focal…

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Coronavirus Makes Daily Life Confounding. Here Are Some Answers.

How to stay safe. How to protect others. How much risk to take when the smallest act can be a risk: touching a doorknob, buying milk. Whether or not the virus has reached your neighborhood, what’s swept into everyone’s lives is a set of confounding dilemmas. So send your questions to us, at dilemmas@nytimes.com. There’s…

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