Association of preterm birth rate with COVID-19 statewide stay-at-home orders in Tennessee

What The Study Did: Researchers used Tennessee birth records from 2015 to 2020 to examine the odds of preterm birth in the state during the 2020 COVID-19 stay-at-home order compared with the same periods in 2015 to 2019. Authors: Elizabeth M. Harvey, Ph.D., M.P.H., of the Tennessee Department of Health in Nashville, is the corresponding author. To access…

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Enzymatic danse macabre of lung cancer

A chromatin-regulating enzyme has been shown by in-depth interdisciplinary investigations to be a key driver of a common type of lung cancer. Drugs that target the enzyme could improve treatment and survival rates for this particular cancer. “Squamous cell carcinoma represents nearly one third of all lung cancers in humans,” says KAUST structural biologist Lukasz…

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