Large US study suggests survival benefit for severely ill COVID-19 patients treated with ECMO

April 12, 2021 – For critically ill COVID-19 patients treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), the risk of death remains high – but is much lower than suggested by initial studies, according to a report published today by Annals of Surgery. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer. The findings support…

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Living foams

In the earliest stage of life, animals undergo some of their most spectacular physical transformations. Once merely blobs of dividing cells, they begin to rearrange themselves into their more characteristic forms, be they fish, birds or humans. Understanding how cells act together to build tissues has been a fundamental problem in physics and biology. Now,…

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Researchers receive funding to help Parkinson’s patients, protect environment

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — New grants from the State University of New York could help researchers at Binghamton University create a new therapy to provide relief to Parkinson’s patients and help locate abandoned oil and gas wells. Binghamton University researchers Christopher Bishop and Timothy de Smet have each received grants from the SUNY Technology Accelerator Fund,…

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C-Path’s Alzheimer’s Disease Consortium expands data repository

TUCSON, Ariz., April 12, 2021 — The Critical Path Institute’s (C-Path) Critical Path for Alzheimer’s Disease (CPAD) Consortium today announced that it is significantly expanding its Alzheimer’s disease (AD) patient-level data repository with high-quality contemporary industry clinical trial datasets, focusing on early stages of the disease. Generous data contributions and support from the pharmaceutical industry…

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Differences in B cell responses to coronaviruses and other pathogens in children and adults

Blood taken from a small group of children before the COVID-19 pandemic contains memory B cells that bind SARS-CoV-2 and weakly cross-react with other coronaviruses, a new study finds, while adult blood and tissue showed few such cells. “Further study of the role of cross-reactive memory B cell populations… will be important for ongoing improvement…

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Scientists reveal COVID-19 news, next frontier in fighting substance abuse, more

Contact: media@experimentalbiology.org Want to find out the latest insights into COVID-19, explore new medicines for fighting substance abuse or delve into cultural challenges facing the scientific community? The Experimental Biology (EB) 2021 meeting is your source for the latest research and discussion on today’s hot topics in science and medicine. EB 2021, to be held…

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