Secondary bloodstream infections associated with severe COVID-19

People with severe COVID-19 and a secondary blood infection were significantly sicker upon hospital admission, had longer hospital stays and poorer outcomes, according to a Rutgers study. The study, published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, is the first to assess the microbiology, risk factors and outcomes in hospitalized patients with severe COVID-19 and secondary…

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Leaders in stem cell research chart the next decade of breakthroughs at ISSCR’s VISION2030

Skokie, IL – The ISSCR is bringing together successful biotech CEOs who have transformed scientific breakthroughs into thriving businesses that are improving human health into one program 7-8 January 2021. VISION2030 comes at a pivotal moment in regenerative medicine and stem cell science as discovery, translation, and investment intersect. Thursday, 7 January 12:00 to 4:00…

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New mammogram measures of breast cancer risk could revolutionise screening

World-first techniques for predicting breast cancer risk from mammograms that were developed in Melbourne could revolutionise breast screening by allowing it to be tailored to women at minimal extra cost. Published in the International Journal of Cancer, the University of Melbourne-led study found two new mammogram-based measures of risk. When these measures are combined, they…

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The Warmth of Ethiopian Honey

Assorted raw tree honeys from Ethiopia — prized by a number of chefs for their complex flavors suggesting jasmine, praline, smoke and wheat — are now sold in a tasting set of four from Maryiza. Abalo, Bissana, Grawa and Geteme are the varieties. The honey is gathered in southwest Ethiopia from indigenous trees during flowering…

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