NIH BRAIN Initiative tool helps researchers watch neural activity in 3D

Our ability to study networks within the nervous system has been limited by the tools available to observe large volumes of cells at once. An ultra-fast, 3D imaging technique called SCAPE microscopy, developed through the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Technologies (BRAIN) Initiative, allows a greater volume of tissue to…

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Australian study: Many home blood pressure monitors not validated for accuracy

DALLAS, April 13, 2020 — Most blood pressure devices sold for home monitoring in Australia – and possibly worldwide – may not have been validated for accuracy and could lead to misdiagnoses and inappropriate treatment, according to new research published today in Hypertension, an American Heart Association journal. In this study, the researchers studied the…

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People with type 2 diabetes and heart disease may benefit from newer therapies

DALLAS, April 13, 2020 — Type 2 diabetes (T2D) affects treatment options for patients who have both coronary artery disease (CAD) and T2D, according to a new American Heart Association Scientific Statement, published today in the Association’s flagship journal Circulation. The scientific statement provides an overview of the latest advances for treating people who have…

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Small Chloroquine Study Halted Over Risk of Fatal Heart Complications

A small study in Brazil was halted early for safety reasons after coronavirus patients taking a higher dose of chloroquine developed irregular heart rates that increased their risk of a potentially fatal heart arrhythmia. Chloroquine is closely related to the more widely used drug hydroxychloroquine. President Trump has enthusiastically promoted them as a potential treatment…

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Coronavirus Lockdowns Start to Shift in Europe; Boris Johnson Leaves Hospital: Live Coverage

Here’s what you need to know: ImageEaster Mass at the Sacred Heart Church in Berlin was held in front of empty pews, but live-streamed for congregants at home.Credit…Emile Ducke for The New York Times Lockdowns in some European countries are shifting, but not without heated debate. Across Europe, leaders moved gingerly to calibrate lockdown measures,…

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Risks of Reopening Economy Weighed

Here’s what you need to know: ImageOil storage tanks in Tuapse, Russia. The coronavirus pandemic has slashed global demand for oil by about one-third.Credit…Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg Oil-producing nations agree to cut production sharply. Saudi Arabia, Russia and other oil-producing nations completed an agreement on Sunday to slash oil worldwide oil production by nearly 10 million barrels…

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