American College of Rheumatology announces 2020 award recipients

ATLANTA – The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) will recognize the recipients of its 2020 Master of the ACR designation and the Awards of Distinction during the College’s Business Meeting & Awards Ceremony. The Distinguished Fellow Award recipients will be honored at the Fellows-in-Training reception. These recognitions are given annually to members who exhibit outstanding…

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Why a “board-certified cosmetic surgeon” isn’t a plastic surgeon, and what that means for you

November 6, 2020 – Cosmetic surgery is not just another way of saying plastic surgery. Doctors who advertise themselves as certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS) don’t measure up to meet the criteria required for board-certified plastic surgeons. In a study published in the November issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the…

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Get on the grid: ‘Micro-doses’ of Botox provide up-close improvement of facial skin

November 6, 2020 – Botulinum toxin – best known by the brand name Botox – is a popular treatment to reduce facial lines and wrinkles. Over the years, plastic surgeons have explored alternative approaches to maximize effectiveness while minimizing side effects of botulinum toxin injection, including smaller doses and more-diluted concentrations. Now a team of…

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Social distancing may have saved more than 59,000 u.s. Lives if implemented two weeks earlier

Implementing social distancing, business closures, and other non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) in the U.S. two weeks sooner, during the earliest stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, may have prevented more than a million cases and saved more than 59,000 lives prior to May 3, 2020, when many state and local governments began relaxing restrictions, according to a…

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Two-birds-one-stone strategy shows promise in RNA-repeat expansion diseases

JUPITER, FL–A new strategy for treating a variety of diseases known as RNA-repeat expansion disorders, which affect millions of people, has shown promise in proof-of-principle tests conducted by scientists at Scripps Research. The results suggest that someday, a handful of well-targeted drugs might be able to treat the more than 40 human disorders–including Huntington’s disease…

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Universidade Lusófona partners with Bentham Science

Bentham Science is pleased to announce an Institutional Member partnership with the Portugese university, Universidade Lusófona. The partnership gives researchers from the university an opportunity to publish their research under an Open Access license under economical terms. This agreement is a continuation of Bentham Science Publishers’ vision to make transformative agreements with renowned institutions around…

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Perspectives of infrared spectroscopy in quantitative estimation of proteins

Infrared (IR) spectroscopy is a frequently used technique for the structural analysis of simple and complex molecules. It has wide applications in both the qualitative and quantitative analysis of proteins in different samples. The technique provides a clear picture of primary, secondary or tertiary structure of a protein to biochemists. Infrared radiation is useful in…

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