Researchers aim to modify fragmented health care system to reduce HIV incidence among trans women

HIV prevention services will be combined with access to gender-affirming hormonal therapy and peer health navigation to try to reduce the disproportionate percentage of transgender women who are HIV positive in an innovative study led by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHeath). “It’s important that we ensure we are…

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Stem cell research and pay-to-participate trials webinar announced

In response to the growing concerns of clinical trial research and financial conflicts of interest, STEM CELLS Translational Medicine is announcing a special webinar, Stem Cell Research and Pay-to-Participate Trials, to help build a consensus statement and establish balance between clinical research and ethical issues. This webinar will be held virtually on September 22, 2021.…

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Business shutdowns reduce COVID-19 deaths

Business shutdowns reduce COVID-19 deaths, though with rapidly diminishing returns, with study of Italian lockdowns estimating they saved over 9,400 lives in under a month. ### Article Title: Closed for business: The mortality impact of business closures during the Covid-19 pandemic Funding: The author(s) received no specific funding for this work. Competing Interests: The authors…

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New COVID-19 rapid test kit receives scientific seal of approval

Simon Fraser University researchers have validated a faster, cheaper COVID-19 test that could kickstart the expansion of more widespread rapid testing. Study results have been published in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics. “This research offers a cheaper, faster alternative to the most reliable and sensitive test currently used worldwide, without sacrificing sensitivity and reproducibility,” says…

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Terrariums Are One Thing You Can Control

Dan Jones is creating a rainforest in his apartment in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England. Though there are more than a dozen plants of varying texture, scale, appearance and color, the rainforest is neatly nested within a 15-liter glass jar. Since September 2019, Mr. Jones, a digital public relations professional, has constructed terrariums and chronicled them on his…

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