Clinical Trials & Research

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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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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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 21 2020 In view of the coronavirus pandemic, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) has underlined the need for long-term, knowledge-driven basic research. Like all infectious diseases, the current coronavirus pandemic can be tackled all the more effectively the better we understand the pathogen and its effects on humans.
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The barber had with him his tools of trade: a black leather smock, a razor, clippers, scissors and tufts of black locks he had collected from the floor of his shop. He would use them to try to cover the bullet hole that tore through his client’s head. Antoine Dow owns a barbershop in the
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Nearly one-third of women who choose to have their ovaries removed before the natural age of menopause are susceptible to negative mood and executive dysfunction. A new study shows that a woman’s risk for such disorders may be linked with the degree of childhood adversity she experienced. Study results are published online today in Menopause,
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Mar 13 2020 Microbiologists have long adopted the language of human settlement to describe how bacteria live and grow: They “invade” and “colonize.” Relations dwelling in close proximity are “colonies.” By pairing super-resolution imaging technology with a computational algorithm, a new study in Nature Communications confirms that this metaphor is more
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Mar 13 2020 Individuals with Down syndrome are at a much greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, with inflammation of the brain starting early in life and the risk of Alzheimer’s reaching nearly 80% by the age of 60. The root cause of Alzheimer’s disease is unknown. However, its frequency in
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Mar 13 2020 EKF Diagnostics, the global in vitro diagnostics company, announces a new addition to its Diabetes Care portfolio in the U.S.. The STAT-Site WB is a dual-use whole blood β-ketone and glucose meter for professional use in the management of diabetes. The new FDA CLIA-waived handheld analyzer reliably and efficiently delivers results within
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Mar 11 2020 Designed for labs tasked with processing smaller numbers of samples – the DataPaq™ Single-Tube Scanner from Ziath offers easy set-up, straight out of the box, with only a few minutes needed to install the application software. As a camera-based instrument the DataPaq™ Single-Tube Scanner combines high image quality and fast scanning to
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A relatively new theory that identifies universal concerns underlying human judgment could be key to helping people with opposing views on an issue coax each other to a different way of thinking, new research suggests. The study tested the effectiveness of pro-environment messages guided by moral foundations theory, which suggests that at least five foundational
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Digital technologies, especially smartphone apps, have great promise for increasing access to care for patients with serious mental illness such as schizophrenia. A new training program, called DOORS, can help patients get the full benefit of innovative digital mental health tools, reports a study in the March issue of Journal of Psychiatric Practice. The journal
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The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak has sparked various reactions from different populations across the globe. With the sudden surge of cases worldwide and the spread of the virus to other countries, racism, and discrimination against Chinese American people has increased. Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 : This scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (round gold objects) emerging
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