K-State infectious disease scientist offers road map for future COVID-19 research

MANHATTAN, KANSAS — There are many unanswered questions about COVID-19. A Kansas State University infectious disease scientist and collaborators are offering a possible research road map to find the answers. Jürgen A. Richt, the Regents distinguished professor at Kansas State University in the College of Veterinary Medicine, has co-authored a critical needs assessment for coronavirus-related…

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Sainsbury Wellcome Center researchers find mouse and human eye movements share important similarity

In a study published today in Current Biology, Arne Meyer, John O’Keefe and Jasper Poort used a lightweight eye-tracking system composed of miniature video cameras and motion sensors to record head and eye movements in mice without restricting movement or behaviour. Measurements were made while the animals performed naturalistic visual behaviours including social interactions with…

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NIH begins clinical trial of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin to treat COVID-19

A clinical trial has begun to evaluate whether the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, given together with the antibiotic azithromycin, can prevent hospitalization and death from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, is sponsoring the trial, which is being conducted by the NIAID-funded…

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ACTG launches clinical trial testing treatment for COVID-19

Los Angeles, Calif. – The AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG), the world’s largest and longest established HIV research network, today announced the initiation of ACTG 5395, a clinical trial to evaluate whether the drug combination hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin can prevent hospitalization and death from COVID-19 (which is caused by infection with the virus SARS-CoV-2). There…

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Online exercise advice rarely aligns with national physical activity guidelines

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Whether for convenience, cost or comfort, many people look to online resources for fitness and exercise information — especially when faced with fitness center and gym closures during the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, most internet-based recommendations for physical activity don’t match up with the guidelines supported by national health organizations, a recent study…

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BioCompute Object Specification Project receives IEEE Standardization Acceptance

WASHINGTON (May 14, 2020) – The BioCompute Object Specification Project led by a team at the George Washington University has been officially approved for publication as an internationally recognized standard by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Standards Association. Standardization will open the door to government agencies and large institutions formalizing the process…

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