Dr. Daniel Pinto named winner of the 2020 ESCEO-IOF Pierre Meunier Young Scientist Award

The European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases (ESCEO) and the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) have awarded the ESCEO-IOF Pierre Meunier Young Scientist Award to Dr. Daniel Pinto from the College of Health Sciences, Marquette University, and the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, USA. The ESCEO-IOF Pierre Meunier…

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Why Antibody Tests Won’t Help You Much

Getting an antibody test to see if you had Covid-19 months ago is pointless, according to guidelines issued this week by a major medical society. Many tests are inaccurate, some look for the wrong antibodies and even the right antibodies fade away, said experts at the Infectious Diseases Society of America, which issued the new…

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Trump Administration Says Some Coronavirus Tests Can Bypass F.D.A. Scrutiny

The Trump administration this week ordered the Food and Drug Administration to allow the use of a certain class of laboratory tests, including some for the coronavirus, without first confirming that they work. For months some F.D.A. officials have worried that the pandemic would provide an opening for clinics, academic institutions and commercial labs to…

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Outbreaks at U.S. Colleges Force Sudden Changes and Send Students Scrambling: Covid-19 Live Updates

Here’s what you need to know: ImageStudents at North Carolina State University on Tuesday. The university will move all undergraduate classes online starting next week.Credit…Robert Willett/The News & Observer, via Associated Press U.S. universities have been trying to prepare for months, but outbreaks are forcing last-minute changes. As college students return to U.S. campuses, some…

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What to Know About Stuttering

For a couple of minutes on Thursday, the sprawling, virtual Democratic National Convention seemed to hold its collective breath as 13-year-old Brayden Harrington of Concord, N.H., addressed the nation from his bedroom, occasionally stumbling on his words. “I’m a regular kid,” he said into a home camera, and a recent meeting with the candidate “made…

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Why Getting Children Flu Shots Is Even More Important This Year

Making sure that your kids get a yearly flu shot is always a good idea, but even more so this fall, as the coronavirus continues to spread throughout much of the United States. As any parent knows, cold and flu season always brings a host of respiratory viruses and runny noses, but this year there’s…

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In Praise of the Simple Routine

Welcome. I’ve been measuring the progression of days by the ripeness of my neighbor’s tomatoes. They have a solitary Roma tomato plant on their patio whose fruits look perfect, plump and pale orange, not ready for plucking, but soon. In the absence of a lot of outside stimulus, the tiniest things take on meaning. Waving…

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For Quick Coronavirus Testing, Israel Turns to a Clever Algorithm

BEERSHEBA, Israel — A team of three Israeli scientists has pioneered a coronavirus testing procedure that they say is faster and more efficient than any now in use, testing samples in pools of as many as 48 people at once. The Israeli government plans to roll out the new method in 12 labs across the…

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Love Letter: Surviving the Distance, One Letter at a Time

When stay-at-home measures went into effect in March, some new and blossoming relationships were put on pause. Others were prematurely defined as couples hastily began to quarantine under one roof, like Patricia Liu, a rising college senior who moved in with her boyfriend of three months. Their decision to live together led to a deeper…

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The New York Cafe Where Writers Go to Work — and Eat Cake

In this series for T, the author Reggie Nadelson revisits New York institutions that have defined cool for decades, from time-honored restaurants to unsung dives. “It’s hard to think of a better example than the Hungarian Pastry Shop of what makes one love a city, a neighborhood, a place,” says the poet and writer Rachel…

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