What is it about laughter that’s contagious? Sometimes you just can’t stop from smiling when you hear or see it. Last September, an elderly couple from Iowa infused the internet with laughter and joy. Their random act of happiness at Mayo Clinic hit You Tube and made more than 6 million people smile. And that,
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In a new pre-clinical study published this week in the journal Leukemia, the research team of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles investigator Hisham Abdel-Azim, MD, MS, worked with colleagues to engineer T-cells to identify and target multiple sites on acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells instead of just one. The early collaboration points the way to future clinical
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White House coronavirus response coordinator Deborah Birx listens to Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases speak in the Rose Garden for the daily coronavirus briefing at the White House on March 29, 2020 in Washington, DC. Tasos Katopodis | Getty Images U.S. health officials see “glimmers” that social distancing
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In recognition of the importance of this technology to the future of biomedical research, a consortium formed by HMS, Harvard University’s Office of the Provost, Boston Children’s Hospital, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital established the Harvard Cryo-EM Center for Structural Biology, which makes access to cryo-EM broadly available to the Harvard research
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Mar 31 2020 The global COVID-19 pandemic has placed unprecedented demands on pathology services to test patient samples for the novel SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus alongside their pre-existing respiratory virus panels. This extreme influx of samples quickly exhausted the capacity of existing systems in the Microbiology and Molecular Pathology Department at Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology (SNP) – part
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As the world struggles with the coronavirus pandemic, more and more people are trying to protect themselves against the virus by all means possible. There are currently no vaccines against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), so boosting the immune system by way of diet, regular exercise, and sleep are sensible measures. It’s essential
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Jim Cramer Scott Mlyn | CNBC CNBC’s Jim Cramer argued Monday that stock market short-sellers are unwisely doubting the ability of scientists to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. “This is a day where you say, if I’m short I’m betting against science, not betting against the lackadaisical attitude of many people in the country, ”
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The coronavirus is rapidly surging throughout the United States, with some small rural counties leading the country in per capita rates of confirmed cases, according to a CNBC data analysis.  Rural counties like Gunnison County, Colorado; Blaine County, Idaho; and Summit County, Utah have all been struggling with a recent surge in infections. The counties, located
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Mar 27 2020 Though many negative repercussions of human immunodeficiency virus infection can be mitigated with the use of antiretroviral therapy (ART), one area where medical advances haven’t made as much progress is in the reduction of cognitive impacts. Half of HIV patients have HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND), which can manifest
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A person wearing protective clothing and a respirator mask donates protective equipment to the Elmhurst Hospital Center in the Queens borough of New York, U.S., on Thursday, March 26, 2020. Angus Mordant | Bloomberg | Getty Images Medical staffing firms are racing to help meet the demand for doctors and nurses in states where coronavirus
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As the number of cases of COVID-19 rises, experts continue to learn more about the disease. They know that symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath. But what does the virus do inside your body to cause those symptoms? Dr. Neal Patel, a Mayo Clinic pulmonary and critical care medicine specialist, says that like
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Mar 27 2020 Oncotarget Volume 11, Issue 12 reported outside its natural niche, the cultured prostate cancer stem cells lost their tumor-inducing capability and stem cell marker expression after approximately 8 transfers at a 1:3 split ratio. To characterize the iPS87 cell line, cells were stained with antibodies to various markers
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Mar 27 2020 Allison Jack, Assistant Professor, Psychology, is examining gene coexpression and brain connectivity in females with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). To do this, Jack is conducting a secondary analysis of de-identified data from a National Database for Autism Research collection called “Multimodal Developmental Neurogenetics of Females with Autism.” During
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Sitting for long periods of time can make areas of your lower body sore. To prevent or reduce stiffness and pain, try these stretches. Christine Eley, Mayo Clinic Employee Health Promotion Coordinator shows us how to perform these stretches along with the help of Mayo employees. Lower back stretch: 1. Sit forward in your chair.
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Researchers from Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, China have looked at the outcomes of pregnant mothers with COVID-19 and their newborns. Their study titled, “Clinical features and obstetric and neonatal outcomes of pregnant patients with COVID-19 in Wuhan, China: a retrospective, single-center, descriptive study” was published in the latest
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Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel Getty Images The “patchwork” efforts by local and state officials across the U.S. to curb the spread of the coronavirus are not enough, former Obama White House health policy advisor Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel told CNBC on Thursday.  State and local officials have implemented a variety of “shelter-in-place” orders, shuttering nonessential businesses, bars and
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