Centring sexual and reproductive health and justice in the global COVID-19 response

April 9, 2020 — The Lancet commentary «Centring sexual and reproductive health and justice in the global COVID-19 response» highlights the detrimental impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic response on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). The piece emphasizes the threat to SRH services, caused by policies designating these services as non-essential and diverting…

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Particle physicists design simplified ventilator for COVID-19 patients

An international team of particle physicists have paused their search for dark matter to focus on the needs of victims of the global pandemic — in particular, their need to breathe. In severe cases, COVID-19 can lead to pneumonia requiring mechanical ventilation, but the world’s supply of ventilators has proven too small for the exponentially…

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False-negative COVID-19 test results may lead to false sense of security

ROCHESTER, Minn. — As COVID-19 testing becomes more widely available, it’s vital that health care providers and public health officials understand its limits and the impact false results can have on efforts to curb the pandemic. A special article published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings calls attention to the risk posed by overreliance on COVID-19 testing…

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Researchers reveal important genetic mechanism behind inflammatory bowel disease

Philadelphia, April 9, 2020 — Researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have pinpointed a genetic variation responsible for driving the development of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The genetic pathway associated with this variation is involved in other immune disorders, suggesting the mechanism they identified could serve as an important therapeutic target. The findings were…

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Now metal surfaces can be instant bacteria killers

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Bacterial pathogens can live on surfaces for days. What if frequently touched surfaces such as doorknobs could instantly kill them off? Purdue University engineers have created a laser treatment method that could potentially turn any metal surface into a rapid bacteria killer — just by giving the metal’s surface a different…

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Immunizing with plasma to combat COVID-19

Is it possible that the blood of those who have recovered from COVID-19 can help cure those who are now sick? The extraordinary situation we are currently living through demands extraordinary solutions. Faced with the threat posed by COVID-19, Canada and Quebec researchers are contributing their expertise to national and international efforts in seeking a…

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Bentham Book Series, Frontiers in Natural Product Chemistry, indexed in Scopus

Frontiers in Natural Product Chemistry [ISSN / E-ISSN: 1574-0897 / 2212-3997], has been accepted for inclusion in Scopus. Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature including scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. Frontiers in Natural Product Chemistry is a book series devoted to publishing monographs that highlight important advances in natural…

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