What’s the Best Exercise for You? Twins Can Provide an Answer

If you start exercising and do not seem to be gaining as much endurance or strength as you had hoped, you might want to switch up your routine, according to a fascinating new study of exercise responders and non-responders. The study, which involved twins, shows that almost everyone responds to the right exercise program, but…

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Enhancing chemotherapy by RNA interference — BIO Integration

Announcing a new article publication for BIO Integration journal. In this review article the authors Shuwen Cao, Chunhao Lin, Shunung Liang, Chee Hwee Tan, Xiaoding Xu and Phei Er Saw from Sun Yatsen University, Guangzhou, China and Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou, China consider enhancing chemotherapy by RNA interference. Small interfering RNA (siRNA) has…

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International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis and the American Heart Association Release scientific statement outlining venous thromboembolism research priorities

CHAPEL HILL, NC, July 8, 2020 — The International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) and the American Heart Association (AHA) have released a joint scientific statement titled, «Venous Thromboembolism Research Priorities,» identifying five top priorities for research on venous thromboembolism (VTE), published today in the ISTH journal Research and Practice in Thrombosis and Haemostasis…

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ACAAI announces virtual 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (July 8, 2020) — After closely monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its continuing impact on patients, allergy practices and the country, the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) has decided to conduct its 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting as a 3-day, fully-virtual event, instead of a face-to-face meeting in Phoenix…

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COVID-19: Yin and yang and herd immunity

The Great Chinese Famine (1959-1962) was probably the greatest man-made disaster in history resulting in tens of millions of deaths. The responses to the famine and that to COVID-19 are all to similar, characterized by false claims, misinformation and, most of all, political posturing at the expense of public health. The importation of Russian sparrows…

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Researchers work to better measure delirium severity in older patients

In a study published in the journal Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorder, researchers reported on their effort to improve and validate tools used to assess the severity of a condition called delirium, an acute confusional state often experienced by older hospitalized patients. The aim was to more accurately define methods for detecting and measuring delirium…

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The best (and worst) materials for masks

It’s intuitive and scientifically shown that wearing a face covering can help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. But not all masks are created equal, according to new University of Arizona-led research. Amanda Wilson, an environmental health sciences doctoral candidate in the Department of Community, Environment and Policy in the Mel…

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TOS Announces Interactive, Online Format for ObesityWeek®

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Obesity Society (TOS) announced today that it will hold its 38th annual meeting at ObesityWeek® in an interactive, online format titled ObesityWeek® Interactive. The event will take place Nov. 2-6, 2020 at http://www.obesityweek.org. This change in format has been necessitated by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and its persistent effects on health risk,…

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