Cleveland Clinic joins new consortium to map nuclear DNA in four-dimension

Cleveland Clinic has been named a participating institution for the newly established Center for Integrated Multi-Modal and Multi-Scale Nucleome Research, made possible by a recently awarded five-year, $6.5 million consortium grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Common Fund. Ming Hu, PhD, assistant staff in the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, is a co-investigator…

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Newborn brains lack maturity to process emotions as adults do

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Humans aren’t born with mature brain circuitry that attaches emotions to the things they see or hear in their environment, a new study shows. Researchers studying brain scans of newborns found that the part of the brain involved in experiencing emotions isn’t functionally connected in a mature way with the regions that…

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Less invasive ventilation use grows dramatically, without needed data

More research is needed before a less invasive form of ventilation is used near the end of life for patients who have cancer and dementia, recommends the authors of a scientific paper published in JAMA Internal Medicine. While analyzing data from nearly 2.5 million Medicare-funded hospitalizations within the last 30 days of a patient’s life,…

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Untreated sleep apnea is associated with flu hospitalization

DARIEN, IL — As we approach flu season, adults with obstructive sleep apnea may want to take extra precautions. A study published online as an accepted paper in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine is the first to find that patients with sleep apnea who did not use CPAP therapy were more likely to be…

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UMD-led study shows fear and anxiety share same bases in brain

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Anxiety, the most common family of mental illnesses in the U.S., has been pushed to epic new heights by the COVID-19 pandemic, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimating that nearly 1 in 3 U.S. adults and a staggering 41% of people ages 18-29 experienced clinically significant anxiety symptoms…

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Man Arrested After Threatening Wichita Mayor Over Face Masks, Police Say

Mayor Brandon Whipple of Wichita, Kan., said he often gets “goofy” threats, like the time someone said they wanted to attack him with a Goodyear blimp. But those threats took a serious turn on Friday after someone reported to the police that they had received text messages threatening to kidnap and kill Mr. Whipple, a…

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Bess Abell, Social Secretary in Johnson White House, Dies at 87

Bess Abell, the White House social secretary during President Lyndon B. Johnson’s administration, was code-named “Iron Butterfly.” She had a light touch and exuded charm and warmth, but she was organized, efficient and tough as nails. She always lived up to her code name, including one evening when an important dinner was underway and the…

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Some Signs of Recovery From Severe Covid Lung Damage

When Annie Coissieux tried to stand up for the first time after weeks in the hospital battling Covid-19, she couldn’t get on her feet. “My first day after I.C.U., I couldn’t leave the chair without the help of two nurses,” she recalled from her home in the Drôme region in southeast France. She felt breathless…

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Big babies could be at higher risk of common heart rhythm disorder in adulthood

Beijing, China 19 Oct 2020: Elevated birth weight is linked with developing atrial fibrillation later in life, according to research presented at the 31st Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology (GW-ICC). GW-ICC 2020 is a virtual meeting during 19 to 25 October. Faculty from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) will participate in joint scientific…

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