The Elimination Diet for Skin

When Jodie Naglie moved back into her parents’ home in Orange County, Calif., to quarantine last spring, the first thing she did was upgrade her skin-care collection. Newly flush with cash after giving up a San Francisco apartment, Ms. Naglie, 27, an account manager at an advertising agency, could finally afford the products recommended by…

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Media alert—forthcoming reviews from RAPID REVIEWS:COVID-19

CAMBRIDGE, MA — October 22, 2020—Rapid Reviews: COVID-19 (RR:C19), an open-access overlay journal published by the MIT Press that accelerates peer review of COVID-19-related research preprints, is currently soliciting reviews of the following COVID-19 preprints. These preprints have been selected for review because they have the potential to enhance our understanding of SARS-CoV-2 or have…

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New study: aspirin use reduces risk of death in hospitalized patients

Hospitalized COVID-19 patients who were taking a daily low-dose aspirin to protect against cardiovascular disease had a significantly lower risk of complications and death compared to those who were not taking aspirin, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM). Aspirin takers were less likely to…

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Gender insecurity prompts women MMA fighters to date hypermasculine men

Women who compete in martial arts and combat sports challenge gender norms in their profession but often embrace them wholeheartedly and even overdo them in their personal lives, finds a UC Riverside study published in Sociology of Sport Journal. The findings underscore the need for caution when assigning a feminist label to an organization or…

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USC leads massive new artificial intelligence study of Alzheimer’s

A massive problem like Alzheimer’s disease —which affects nearly 50 million people worldwide—requires bold solutions. New funding expected to total $17.8 million, awarded to USC’s Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging Informatics Institute and its collaborators, is one key piece of that puzzle. The five-year National Institutes of Health-funded effort, «Ultrascale Machine Learning to Empower Discovery…

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Coronavirus mutations show early safety measures and restrictions limited viral spread

The coronavirus, responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic, has one official name—SARS-CoV-2. But according to virologists, mutations lead to hundreds of genetically-distinct versions of the virus. Scientists at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have used these viral signatures to reveal transmission patterns, which show the effectiveness of early safety measure policies. Scientists at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles…

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$100 Million NIH grant awarded for study of Alzheimer’s in adults with Down Syndrome

Irvine, Calif. — Oct. 22, 2020 — The Alzheimer’s Biomarkers Consortium — Down Syndrome (ABC-DS), a multi-institution research team, co-led by members from the University of California, Irvine, has been awarded an unprecedented five-year, $109 million grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to expand research on the biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease in adults…

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Report calls for easing access, improving home health for older adults

Older adults have suffered disproportionately from the COVID-19 pandemic, with increased risk of severe illness and death reported across the globe. A new report argues that one policy change made during the pandemic should remain in place after the novel coronavirus virus fades away: better access to home health services through Medicare. In a new…

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