How maternal Zika virus infection results in newborn microcephaly

A new study led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine revealed how in utero Zika virus infection can lead to microcephaly in newborns. The team discovered that the Zika virus protein NS4A disrupts brain growth by hijacking a pathway that regulates the generation of new neurons. The findings point at the possibility of developing…

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Yale study: Doctors give electronic health records an ‘F’

New Haven, Conn. — The transition to electronic health records (EHRs) was supposed to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare for doctors and patients alike — but these technologies get an «F» rating for usability from health care professionals, and may be contributing to high rates of professional burnout, according to a new Yale-led…

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Can cells collected from bone marrow repair brain damage in babies with CHD?

Philadelphia, Pa. — (November 18, 2019) — An upcoming clinical trial at Children’s National Hospital will harness cardiopulmonary bypass as a delivery mechanism for a novel intervention designed to stimulate brain growth and repair in children who undergo cardiac surgery for congenital heart disease. The NIH has awarded Children’s National $2.5 million to test the…

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WPI engineers creating miniaturized, wireless oxygen sensor for sick infants

Worcester, Mass. — November 14, 2019 — Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) are developing a sensor the size of a Band-Aid that will measure a baby’s blood oxygen levels, a vital indication of the lungs’ effectiveness and whether the baby’s tissue is receiving adequate oxygen supply. Unlike current systems used in hospitals, this miniaturized…

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To Drive Down Insulin Prices, W.H.O. Will Certify Generic Versions

With insulin prices skyrocketing and substantial shortages developing in poorer countries, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday that it would begin testing and approving generic versions of the drug. Agency officials said they hoped to drive down insulin prices by encouraging makers of generic drugs to enter the market, increasing competition. At the moment,…

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A Milk Giant Goes Broke as Americans Reject Old Staples

When Samuel E. Dean Sr. founded his milk company at a processing facility in Illinois, milkmen still delivered pints to homes all over the United States and children dutifully drank three glasses a day. That was 1925. Nearly a century later, milk is quickly going out of fashion and Dean Foods — which is now…

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The T List: What to Wear, Read and Try This Week

Welcome to the T List, a newsletter from the editors of T Magazine. Each week, we’re sharing things we’re eating, wearing, listening to or coveting now. We hope you’ll join us for the ride. (Sign up here, if you haven’t already, and you can reach us at tlist@nytimes.com.) Eat This A Venezuelan Artist’s Favorite Arepas…

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New York Identifies Hospitals and Nursing Homes With Deadly Fungus

Nearly 35,000 people in the United States are dying each year from drug-resistant infections, public health officials said on Wednesday, an alarming problem that New York state underscored by revealing that it had found one particularly new and virulent fungus in 64 hospitals and 103 nursing homes. The numbers show just how widespread drug resistant…

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