What Can We Learn From Swimmers of a Certain Age?

This article is part of a series on resilience in troubled times — what we can learn about it from history and personal experiences. Swimming, at its most basic level, is an act of perseverance. For us humans, swimming is essentially a constant state of not drowning. Unlike most terrestrial mammals, we are not born…

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The Race to Develop a Covid Vaccine

Judging from comments I’ve heard and read, many Americans expect that a vaccine against Covid-19 will soon end the need for masks and social distancing and enable us to resume our pre-Covid lives. As one neighbor said, citing the administration’s “Warp Speed” agenda to rush a vaccine to market, “I’ll start taking the subway and…

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Dr. Gosain of Le Bonheur and UTHSC receives $2 million grant

Pediatric Surgeon at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, Ankush Gosain, MD, PhD, recently received an R01 award of more than $2 million from the National Institutes of Health for his project «Dysbiosis in Hirschsprung-Associated Enterocolitis Pathogenesis.» «This research builds on more than a decade of work supported by the NIH, multiple societies and the generous support…

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A new synthesis of poly heterocyclic compounds: Expected anti-cancer reagents

In this articale, we have described a new practical cyclocondensation synthesis for a series of [1,2,4]triazolo[4,3-c]pyrido[3,2-e] pyrimidine and pyrido[2′,3′:4,5] pyrimido[6,1-c][1,2,4] triazine from 2-amino-3-cyano-4.6-diarylpyridines. Also polyheterocyclic compounds containing [1,2,4]triazolo and [1,2,3,4]tetrazolo moieties were also synthesized through the reactions of 3-hydrazino-8,10-diaryl [1,2,4]triazolo[4,3-c]pyrido[3,2-e]pyrimidine with both formic acid and the formation of diazonuim salt respectively . Newly synthesized heterocycles…

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Southwestern correctional facilities’ drinking water puts inmate health at risk

The first nationwide analysis of drinking water quality in United States correctional facilities found average arsenic concentrations in drinking water in Southwestern United States correctional facilities were twice as high as average arsenic concentrations in other Southwest community drinking water systems. More than a quarter of correctional facilities in the Southwest reported average arsenic levels…

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The human brain tracks speech more closely in time than other sounds

Humans can effortlessly recognize and react to natural sounds and are especially tuned to speech. There have been several studies aimed to localize and understand the speech-specific parts of the brain, but as the same brain areas are mostly active for all sounds, it has remained unclear whether or not the brain has unique processes…

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Tsetse flytraps: Biotechnology for Africa’s rural population

The tsetse fly occurs in large regions of sub-Saharan Africa. The flies feed on human and animal blood, transmitting trypanosoma in the process — small, single-cell organisms that use the flies as intermediate host and cause a dangerous inflammation of the lymph and nervous system in both animals and humans. There is no vaccination for…

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Black cancer patients better represented in publicly-funded clinical trials

PORTLAND, OR — Black patients are better represented in taxpayer-funded clinical trials testing new cancer treatments compared to trials run by pharmaceutical companies — although black patients are not fully represented in cancer clinical trials, regardless of sponsor. These are results of a study conducted by SWOG Cancer Research Network, a member of the National…

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UMN report shows sexually transmitted infections continue to rise among MN youth

MINNEAPOLIS, MN- June 22, 2020 — While pregnancy and birth rates continue to decline to historic lows for 15 to 19-year-olds, Minnesota youth are contracting sexually transmitted infections (STI) at alarmingly high rates. The 2020 Minnesota Adolescent Sexual Health Report from the University of Minnesota Medical School’s Healthy Youth Development — Prevention Research Center (HYD-PRC)…

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