ECOG-ACRIN research at ASCO 2020

Researchers with the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group will present a wide range of research findings at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), occurring virtually May 29-31. The presentations include late-breaking data in two plenary sessions and several oral abstract presentations. National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health,…

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How COVID-19 kills

COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus SARS-Cov-2, has infected over 4 million people in 212 countries, of whom at least 272,000 have died. The ongoing economic and social impact of the pandemic is staggering, but despite a daily flood of news on the disease, few laypeople know that paradoxically, COVID-19 mostly kills through an overreaction…

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Mucus breakthrough could help patients breathe easy

At a glance Researchers have discovered the reason why the excessive amounts of mucus produced by patients with respiratory illnesses is thicker than usual. Mucus viscosity is driven by proteins called ‘trefoil factors’ that bind to ‘mucin glycoproteins’ which are very long protein strands coated with unique sugar molecules. Understanding these mechanisms could help to…

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Top Health Experts Paint Bleak Picture of Pandemic

Here’s what you need to know: Video transcript Back transcript Health Experts Warn Against a Rapid Reopening of the Nation Leaders of the Trump administration’s coronavirus response testified to a Senate panel, and emphasized life-threatening consequences of reopening the country too early. “It’s important to emphasize that we’re not out of the woods yet. The…

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Top Science and Health Officials Offer Sobering View of Reopening Readiness

The scientists and public health officials who are leading the federal government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday painted a sobering picture of a country ill-prepared to reopen and contain the spread of the virus in the coming months. At a Senate hearing, the officials cautioned that a vaccine would almost certainly not come…

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Coronavirus Ravaged a Choir. But Isolation Helped Contain It.

It was a chilly evening in Mount Vernon, Wash., on March 10, when a group of singers met for choir practice at their church, just as they did most Tuesday nights. The full choir consists of 122 singers, but only 61 made it that night, including one who had been fighting cold-like symptoms for a…

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Global Coronavirus Tracker: India, Germany, U.K.

Here’s what you need to know: ImageGravediggers at the Villa Formosa cemetery in Sao Paulo, Brazil, last month.Credit…Victor Moriyama for The New York Times New clusters emerge in countries praised for successful coronavirus fights. Several nations that have been hailed for curbing the spread of the pandemic are finding that victory over the coronavirus can…

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A Flower Shop Reinvented to Reopen

OAKLAND, Calif. — Elizabeth Wardman was driving to San Francisco’s wholesale flower market last week when she heard on the radio that California was going to allow florists to reopen for Mother’s Day as part of an easing of coronavirus lockdown rules. By the time she got to the market at 6 a.m., the parking…

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Uber Said to Be in Talks to Acquire Grubhub

SAN FRANCISCO — Uber is in talks to acquire Grubhub, said three people with knowledge of the discussions, aiming to create one giant player in food delivery as more people turn toward those services in the coronavirus pandemic. Uber recently approached Grubhub with a potential all-stock takeover bid, said two of the people, who spoke…

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