Seeing progress

As we get older, many of our body’s processes start slowing down. For instance, a cut on the hand will take longer to heal after middle age than in youth. That said, it still heals. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case for the cells at the back of the eye, which simply don’t repair much after…

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How we sleep today may forecast when Alzheimer’s disease begins

What would you do if you knew how long you had until Alzheimer’s disease set in? Don’t despair. New research from the University of California, Berkeley, suggests one defense against this virulent form of dementia — for which no treatment currently exists — is deep, restorative sleep, and plenty of it. UC Berkeley neuroscientists Matthew…

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Investigational COVID-19 vaccine candidate prevents severe clinical disease in animals

Boston, Mass. — Most people with COVID-19 have relatively mild disease, but a subset of people develop severe pneumonia and respiratory failure, potentially leading to death. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) immunologist Dan H. Barouch, MD, PhD, and colleagues showed in recently published previous work that a candidate COVID-19 vaccine raised neutralizing antibodies that…

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Independent physician-owned practices adopt more quality improvement strategies

Little is known about what determines strategy implementation around quality improvement (QI) in small and medium-sized primary care practices. New research led by George Mason University’s College of Health and Human Services found that independent, physician-owned practices, adopted more QI strategies than hospital-owned practices and community clinics. Dr. Tulay Soylu, currently assistant professor of instruction…

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What Does ‘Back to School’ Mean Now?

Welcome. It’s September and for many of us, that means a return to school, grappling with a changed schedule, in-person or remote or a hybrid of the two. Even for those who are not physically going back or sending children back to a classroom, the arrival of September is forever tied to a back-to-school mentality:…

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Covid-19 Live Updates and Tracker

Here’s what you need to know: The University of South Carolina reports that more than 1,000 students currently have the virus. ImageStudents at the University of South Carolina on Aug. 10.Credit…Sean Rayford/Getty Images The University of South Carolina has reported more than 1,000 students who have tested positive for the virus and are currently active…

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