UNH receives $1.8 million for biomolecular research in diabetes and cancer

DURHAM, N.H.— The University of New Hampshire will receive $1.8 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that will further molecular research to better understand drug interactions at the cellular level and help lead to the development of new targeted drugs to treat wide-spread metabolic, growth, neurological and visual disorders including diabetes and cancer.…

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Intersecting social inequities increase the likelihood of severe illness due to COVID-19

Black, South Asian and Aboriginal populations from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds in Canada are nearly four times more likely to have three or more medical conditions that have been identified as risk factors for severe illness from COVID-19. Shen (Lamson) Lin, a doctoral candidate in gerontology and course instructor at the University of Toronto’s Factor-Inwentash Faculty…

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Genetic study uncovers mutation associated with fibromuscular dysplasia

Understanding of fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD), a rare blood vessel disease, is making the jump from the laboratory to the clinic with new findings about a genetic variant. Researchers found the mutation in a gene that is associated with classical Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome as well, in multifocal FMD. That means it could help clinicians understand whether a…

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BIOCAD will produce the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Gamalei Institute

Clinical trials of the vaccine are currently underway. The &laquoSputnik V» is the two-component vaccine. Revaccination is carried out at intervals of 3-4 weeks. Moreover, with the repeated introduction of a particle of coronavirus RNA, it is covered with a new adenovirus. This is done in order to exclude the presence of neutralizing antibodies against…

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Waste generation by hospital emergency departments is highlighted for first time

BOSTON — Emergency departments of hospitals generate significant amounts of environmentally harmful waste which could be reduced through basic changes to disposal policies and practices, while producing lower operating costs, researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have found. Efforts to optimize the daily waste stream through improvements such as switching from disposable to reusable items…

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Navy lab develops long range fever detector

A federal research facility in Crane, Indiana, has developed a temperature scanning sensor system and software to help contain the coronavirus. The U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center’s «sensor agnostic thermal imaging system» was licensed to Greene County General Hospital, according to a news release Tuesday, allowing the staff to detect feverish persons up to 200…

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Age restrictions for handguns make little difference in homicides

In the United States, individual state laws barring 18- to 20-year-olds from buying or possessing a handgun make little difference in the rate of homicides involving a gun by people in that age group, a new University of Washington study has found. «The central issue is that there’s a very high degree of informal access…

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During pandemic, racism puts additional stress on Asian Americans

BOSTON -Many people are feeling anxious during these uncertain times as they navigate the risks associated with COVID-19 and experience the tension from physical distancing or isolation for what can seem like an eternity. But people of Asian ancestry face yet another set of challenges posed by racism and xenophobia which has soared during the…

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F.D.A. Requires Stronger Warning Label for Xanax and Similar Drugs

The Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday that it would require a new warning label on a class of common psychiatric drugs, called benzodiazepines, to better warn the public and health professionals about the serious risks of abuse and addiction. Benzodiazepines are prescribed for anxiety, insomnia, seizures, panic disorders and other health problems. They…

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