American Thoracic Society cancels international conference

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) has decided to cancel the International Conference, originally scheduled for May 15-20, 2020 in Philadelphia, due to the COVID-19 epidemic and ensuing public health crisis currently facing the global community. This decision was made based on recent actions by various government entities, including guidance issued by the CDC and the…

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Vivli to launch a portal for sharing data from COVID-19 trials

Cambridge, MA—In a visible sign of data sharing leadership, Vivli, the Center for Clinical Research Da,ta has committed to serving the open science community through the launch of a COVID-19 portal for sharing of completed interventional treatment trial data. All member and user fees would be waived for sharing and access. «Today, we are announcing…

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Autism rates declining among wealthy whites, while escalating among poor, minorities

Wealthy, white California counties—once considered the nation’s hotbeds for autism spectrum disorder (ASD)—have seen prevalence flatten or fall in the last two decades, while rates among poor whites and minorities keep ticking up, new CU Boulder research has found. The study, published March 19 in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, raises the possibility…

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Supporting clinicians during the COVID-19 pandemic

Below please find link(s) to new coronavirus-related content published today in Annals of Internal Medicine. All coronavirus-related content published in Annals of Internal Medicine is free to the public. A complete collection is available at https://annals.org/aim/pages/coronavirus-content. Supporting Clinicians During the COVID-19 Pandemic Charlene Dewey, MD, Med; Susan Hingle, MD; Elizabeth Goelz, MD; Mark Linzer, MD …

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AI may help predict responses to non-small cell lung cancer systemic therapies

Bottom Line: Using standard-of-care computed tomography (CT) scans in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), researchers utilized artificial intelligence (AI) to train algorithms to predict tumor sensitivity to three systemic cancer therapies. Journal in Which the Study was Published: Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research Author: Laurent…

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Coronavirus Death Rate in Wuhan Is Lower than Previously Thought, Study Finds

A new study reports that people who became sick from the coronavirus in the Chinese city where the outbreak began likely had a lower death rate than previously thought. The study, published Thursday in the journal Nature Medicine, calculated that people with coronavirus symptoms in Wuhan, China, had a 1.4 percent likelihood of dying. Some…

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Doctors Say Shortage of Protective Gear Is Dire During Coronavirus Pandemic

The Open Cities Community Health Center in St. Paul, Minn., is considering shutting down because it doesn’t have enough face masks. Doctors at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis are performing invasive procedures on coronavirus patients with loose fitting surgical masks rather than the tight respirator masks recommended by health agencies. At a Los Angeles…

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Burnout Isn’t Just in Your Head. It’s in Your Circumstances.

For many labs in the U.S., getting results for the coronavirus test can take between two and seven days. But last week, the Cleveland Clinic introduced a test that offers results in just eight hours. They didn’t stop there: For social distance and convenience, they’re offering a drive-through option. The health of a society depends…

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