Defying the Family Cycle of Addiction

I am the mother of four, but addiction is my ever-present extra child. My grandparents died of alcoholism. My father-in-law did, too. My 43-year-old brother died of a heroin overdose in May. He became addicted after taking prescribed OxyContin following an appendectomy. When my 13-year-old daughter needed hernia surgery as my brother was hitting rock…

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Most homemade masks are doing a great job, even when we sneeze, study finds

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Studies indicate that homemade masks help combat the spread of viruses like COVID-19 when combined with frequent hand-washing and physical distancing. Many of these studies focus on the transfer of tiny aerosol particles; however, researchers say that speaking, coughing and sneezing generates larger droplets that carry virus particles. Because of this, mechanical…

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After developing CRISPR test, UConn researchers validate clinical feasibility for COVID-19 testing

In March, researchers in the Department of Biomedical Engineering– a shared department in the schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine, and Engineering–began to develop a new, low-cost, CRISPR-based diagnostic platform to detect infectious diseases, including HIV virus, the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). Today, the method is one step closer to being a cutting-edge diagnostics technology for rapid…

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Mosquito-borne viruses linked to stroke

A deadly combination of two mosquito-borne viruses may be a trigger for stroke, new research published in the The Lancet Neurology has found. University of Liverpool researchers and Brazilian collaborators have been investigating the link between neurological disease and infection with the viruses Zika and chikungunya. These viruses, which mostly circulate in the tropics, cause…

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Artificial intelligence and fractal dimension for monitoring ataxia

Exploiting artificial intelligence (AI) to develop tools for improving the monitoring of treatment of rare, progressive, and highly debilitating diseases such as Friedreich’s (FRDA) and spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA). This is the goal of the new research project led by Professor Stefano Diciotti from the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering at the University of…

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New roles for clinicians in the age of artificial intelligence

Announcing a new article publication for BIO Integration journal. In this opinion article the authors Fengyi Zeng, Xiaowen Liang and Zhiyi Chen from The Third Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, China consider new roles for clinicians in the age of artificial intelligence (AI). With the rapid developments of digital picture processing, pattern recognition,…

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INRS researcher receives $670,000 grant to continue research on Batten’s disease

Québec City and Montréal, September 18, 2020 – Institut de la recherche scientifique (INRS) announces that Stéphane Lefrançois, a professor at its Centre Armand-Frappier Santé Biotechnologie (AFSB), has received a grant of more than $670,000 from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) for his work on Batten’s disease. He will be using the funds…

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American Roentgen Ray Society planning all-virtual 2021 Annual Meeting: April 18-22

Leesburg, VA, September 18, 2020–The American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) will convene its 2021 Annual Meeting as an all-virtual event from April 18-22, 2021. The first imaging society to announce an all-virtual assembly for 2021, ARRS promises to deliver the same clinically relevant experience for which its Annual Meeting has long been heralded: world-class educational…

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