ISSCR 2020 Virtual Meeting registration open

Skokie, IL — The International Society for Stem Cell Research has transformed its annual scientific meeting into a virtual experience, bringing the global stem cell community together to share knowledge, collaborate, and network. Registration is now open. The ISSCR 2020 Virtual Meeting, cosponsored by the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI), will deliver a comprehensive scientific…

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New findings on hepatitis C in infants can lead to improved treatments

Only about five per cent of the babies born to mothers with hepatitis C are themselves infected by the disease. A possible reason for this low figure is that the baby’s immune system has already destroyed the virus before birth. A new study from researchers at Karolinska Institutet published in the journal Gut reveals clear…

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Herpes virus decoded

Until now, scientists had assumed that there are about 80 so-called open reading frames (ORFs) in the genome of herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1). These are the locations in the genome where the information in the DNA is read and translated into proteins. It is now clear that there are a lot more — namely…

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MD Anderson and Ipsen advance new therapy with potential benefit for underserved patients with lung and ovarian cancers

HOUSTON — In a first-time disclosure of IPN60090, a small-molecule inhibitor of the metabolic enzyme glutaminase (GLS1), researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Therapeutics Discovery division and Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals reported the preclinical discovery and early-stage clinical development of this novel drug. IPN60090, now under investigation in a Phase I trial, may…

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Can Antibody Tests Help End the Coronavirus Pandemic?

A survey of New Yorkers last week found that one in five city residents carried antibodies to the new coronavirus — and in that, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo saw good news. If so many had been infected and survived, he reasoned, the virus may be far less deadly than previously thought. But many scientists took…

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Needing At-Home Workers, Call Centers Turn to People With Disabilities

A workplace injury two decades ago when she was newly pregnant left Robin Irvin with neuropathy in her left leg and without a functioning bowel or bladder. She has been living on disability benefits since. Now as the coronavirus pandemic upends the economy, Ms. Irvin, 48, has found a way to get back into the…

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32 Days on a Ventilator: One Covid Patient’s Fight to Breathe Again

HINGHAM, Mass. — “Is he going to make it?” Kim Bello asked, clutching her phone, alone in her yard. She had slipped outside so her three children, playing games in the living room, could be shielded from a wrenching conversation with a doctor treating her husband, Jim. For two weeks, he had been battling the…

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Live Alone? We Want to Hear From You

ImageCredit…Illustration by Jon Han MODERN LOVE Now that millions of people are isolated at home, Modern Love is seeking personal stories of lives transformed by sudden solitude. By The New York Times April 24, 2020 More people live alone today in the United States than at any other time in history — a seismic shift…

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Shop Hudson Jeans’ LOLA Masks and Combat Homelessness

With an estimated 1.3 million Los Angelenos out of work due to the COVID-19 crisis, and more and more factories going dark, the city’s own Hudson Jeans was determined to find a way to give back to not only to its workers but to its community. Enter its Lights On Los Angeles (LOLA) project which…

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