CMAJ removes paywall to expand public access to evidence-based health information

Effective immediately, all new content in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) is now freely available, and previously published material will be available March 1, 2020. Joule™, a CMA company that publishes CMAJ, made the decision to remove the paywall, allowing everyone to freely access evidence-based content relevant to the health of Canadians and people…

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Study: Blood-clotting protein and blood platelets promote immune evasion, cancer progression

Columbus, Ohio – A new study led by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) reveals how a clotting protein and blood platelets can promote cancer progression and suppress immune responses to cancer. The findings show how thrombin,…

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Public health experts awarded funds to ‘get out the count’ for 2020 census

To make sure historically undercounted populations along the Texas-Mexico border are included in the 2020 census, faculty at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) are joining forces with the U.S. Census Bureau, community health workers, and local organizations to launch a collaborative campaign in the El Paso region. The initiative was…

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Brain model offers new insights into damage caused by stroke and other injuries

BUFFALO, N.Y. – He calls it his “chocolate and peanut butter moment.” A University at Buffalo neuroimaging researcher has developed a computer model of the human brain that more realistically simulates actual patterns of brain impairment than existing methods. The novel advancement represents the union of two established approaches to create a digital simulation environment…

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Memory boost with just one look

MALIBU, Calif. January 10, 2019– HRL Laboratories, LLC, researchers have published results showing that targeted transcranial electrical stimulation during slow-wave sleep can improve metamemories of specific episodes by nearly 20% after only one viewing of the episode, compared to controls. Metamemory describes the sensitivity of whether memories are recalled accurately or not, such as during…

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