The Lancet: Modelling study estimates spread of 2019 novel coronavirus

Authors caution that given the lack of a robust and detailed timeline of records of suspected, probable, and confirmed cases and close contacts, the true size of the epidemic and its pandemic potential remains unclear. New modelling research, published in The Lancet, estimates that up to 75,800 individuals in the Chinese city of Wuhan…

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Institut Pasteur sequences the whole genome of the Wuhan coronavirus, 2019-nCoV

On January 24, 2020, the French Ministry of Health confirmed the first three cases of patients affected by the Wuhan coronavirus. On January 29, 2020, the Institut Pasteur, which is responsible for monitoring respiratory viruses in France, sequenced the whole genome of the coronavirus known as «2019-nCoV», becoming the first institution in Europe to sequence…

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Toward a portable concussion detector that relies on an infrared laser

ANN ARBOR—With no way to reliably tell whether an athlete has a concussion, many may be playing with an undiagnosed injury. Likewise, 2 million people die every year because we don’t have an early warning when brain cells are dying—and another 4 million experience cognitive disabilities. Now, a team of doctors and engineers has developed…

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Migraine rats, medical facts

London, UK: Migraine mechanisms are still far from being fully understood. Escalating data from animal models are «fact-checking» the neurophysiological and behavioral correlates of the migraine experience in humans. A series of studies published in the journal Cephalalgia, the official journal of the International Headache Society, have described the underlying mechanisms and molecules related to…

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Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation awards nearly $4.3M to top young scientists

New York, NY (January 31, 2020) — The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on supporting brilliant, early career researchers, named 16 new Damon Runyon Fellows. The recipients of this prestigious, four-year award are outstanding postdoctoral scientists conducting basic and translational cancer research in the laboratories of leading senior investigators across the…

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New guideline aims to transform evaluation and care of children and adolescents with ADHD

The Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics is releasing a groundbreaking guideline for the diagnosis and care of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorders in children and youth in a supplement to its February 2020 issue. The Society for Developmental and Behavior Pediatrics Clinical Practice Guideline for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Complex ADHD (SDBP…

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Infant and toddler teachers receive specialized training on helping young minds

The Children’s Learning Institute at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has received a $3 million grant to teach the latest child development strategies to more than 850 infant and toddler specialists and teachers working in at-risk communities in the Lone Star State. Infant and toddler teachers play a critical role…

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New research looks at type 1 diabetes and changes in the environment

Studies have shown a rapid increase in new cases of type 1 diabetes worldwide. However, scientists and researchers have struggled to identify a direct cause. Many have questioned if changes in the environment or lifestyle have impacted the disease. In a newly released review paper published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, faculty from the…

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