A broad look at plant-environment interactions

When faced with complex and difficult questions, such as how plants interact with their environment, sometimes the best approach is to bring together many different approaches. Three separate journals—the American Journal of Botany (AJB), Applications in Plant Sciences (APPS), and the International Journal of Plant Sciences (IJPS)—recently joined efforts to bring attention to these interactions…

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Endocrine Society cancels ENDO 2020 amid COVID-19 concerns

WASHINGTON—Today, following the latest reports from the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health authorities in San Francisco, the Endocrine Society announced the necessary cancellation of ENDO 2020. «We have been clear all along that the health and safety of ENDO attendees, staff, exhibitors and the…

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New guideline provides pathway to end homelessness, with housing as the foundation

A collaborative approach is required to build health care pathways that will end homelessness in Canada. Clinicians can play a role by tailoring their interventions using a comprehensive new clinical guideline on homelessness published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). The guideline aims to inform clinicians and encourage collaboration with community organizations and policy-makers around…

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Commentary on an approach to Indigenous homelessness

Indigenous historian and York University professor Jesse Thistle and Dr. Janet Smylie, a Métis family physician and research chair at Unity Health Toronto and the University of Toronto, who are leading the development of a separate guideline specifically to address Indigenous homelessness, co-authored a related commentary in CMAJ. In Canada, Indigenous peoples are eight times…

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Study uncovers bias and stereotyping when recruiting patients for clinical trials

New research reveals bias and stereotyping among clinical and research professionals who recruit patients to enroll in cancer clinical trials. The findings are published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society (ACS). It is important to include diverse patients in clinical trials to ensure that the results will apply to…

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CAR-T therapy for lymphoma studied at UNC Lineberger receives FDA fast-track designation

CHAPEL HILL — Based on proof-of-concept results from clinical trials at University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and Baylor College of Medicine, an investigational cellular immunotherapy for Hodgkin lymphoma has received a Regenerative Medicine Advanced Therapy designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Tessa Therapeutics announced the designation based on preliminary clinical…

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Cases in U.S. Cross 500, and Deaths Rise to 22

Here’s what you need to know: ImageThe Milan train station on Sunday, where travelers are trying to leave the Lombardy region of Italy as it is locked down.Credit…Alessandro Grassani for The New York Times Countries turn to stronger measures to contain outbreaks. The global fight against the coronavirus entered a new stage this weekend. In…

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Not His First Epidemic: Dr. Anthony Fauci Sticks to the Facts

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading expert on infectious diseases, is widely respected for his ability to explain science without talking down to his audience — and lately, for managing to correct the president’s pronouncements without saying he is wrong. President Trump said that drug companies would make a coronavirus vaccine ready “soon.” Dr. Fauci…

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State Dept. Tells Americans to Avoid Cruise Ships, Despite Trump’s Misgivings

The State Department on Sunday advised Americans against traveling on cruise ships, warning that they presented a higher risk of coronavirus infection and made U.S. citizens vulnerable to possible international travel restrictions, including quarantines. The decision came after President Trump resisted requests from administration officials to publicly urge older travelers to avoid cruise ships and…

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