Investigational COVID-19 vaccine candidate prevents severe clinical disease in animals

Boston, Mass. – Most people with COVID-19 have relatively mild disease, but a subset of people develop severe pneumonia and respiratory failure, potentially leading to death. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) immunologist Dan H. Barouch, MD, PhD, and colleagues showed in recently published previous work that a candidate COVID-19 vaccine raised neutralizing antibodies that…

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University of Minnesota researchers awarded $6.6 million to develop new device to treat mental health disorders

MINNEAPOLIS, MN- September 3, 2020 – Researchers at the University of Minnesota Medical School have been awarded a $6.6 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to develop a new medical device that can treat mental health disorders in a way that has never been done before using brain rhythms. Each sub-region of…

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Independent physician-owned practices adopt more quality improvement strategies

Little is known about what determines strategy implementation around quality improvement (QI) in small and medium-sized primary care practices. New research led by George Mason University’s College of Health and Human Services found that independent, physician-owned practices, adopted more QI strategies than hospital-owned practices and community clinics. Dr. Tulay Soylu, currently assistant professor of instruction…

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Covid-19 Live Updates and Tracker

Here’s what you need to know: The University of South Carolina reports that more than 1,000 students currently have the virus. ImageStudents at the University of South Carolina on Aug. 10.Credit…Sean Rayford/Getty Images The University of South Carolina has reported more than 1,000 students who have tested positive for the virus and are currently active…

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