A passenger looks at his phone while wearing a protective face mask at the Phoenix International Airport on March 14, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. Passengers are wearing masks to avoid the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Carol Coelho This is CNBC’s 24-hour blog covering all the latest news on the coronavirus outbreak. All times below
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Harvard Medical School researchers have uncovered an “elegant synchronization” between the nuclear and mitochondrial genomes. Assistant professor of genetics Stirling Churchman and postdoctoral researcher Mary Couvillion describe their discovery, which was published online May 11 in the journal Nature. Read the full story at https://hms.harvard.edu/news/power-couple
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Children with asthma were more likely to have co-occurring type 1 diabetes, but the reverse was not true, according to a Swedish registry study. Among more than one million children, those with asthma had a small but significant increased risk of being subsequently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes compared with children who did not have
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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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This is CNBC’s 24-hour blog covering all the latest news on the coronavirus outbreak. All times below are in Eastern time. This live blog will be updated throughout the day as the news breaks. Global cases: More than 147,000, according to data from Johns Hopkins University Global deaths: At least 5,539, according to data from Johns
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Learn more at https://medschoolinsiders.com. Schedules get a bad rap. When people think schedules, they usually think of something restrictive, tedious, and boring. We want fun, freedom, and the ability to do whatever we want. Don’t schedules work directly against that? Not exactly. In fact, I’d argue that creating and sticking to your schedule will add
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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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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Mar 12 2020 University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have identified a new way that common Aspergillus molds can induce asthma, by first attacking the protective tissue barrier deep in the lungs. In both mice and humans, an especially strong response to this initial damage was associated with developing an overreaction to future
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This is CNBC’s live blog covering all the latest news on the coronavirus outbreak. All times below are in Eastern time. This blog will be updated throughout the day as the news breaks.  Global cases: More than 135,000, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Global deaths: At least 4,977, according to data compiled by Johns
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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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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Mar 12 2020 Parents researching childhood vaccinations online are likely to encounter significant levels of negative information, researchers at the University of Otago, Wellington, have found. Lead researcher Dr. Lucy Elkin says negative information about vaccines remains readily available on Google, Facebook and YouTube, despite attempts by the internet platforms to
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This is CNBC’s live blog covering all the latest news on the coronavirus outbreak. All times below are in Eastern daylight time. This blog will be updated throughout the day as the news breaks.  Global cases: More than 119,476, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Global deaths: At least 4,291, according to data compiled by
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A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer can be devastating news. It is often very aggressive and tough to treat. But research offers great hope for patients in terms of early diagnosis and better treatments. Here’s the story of one woman, a patient at Mayo Clinic, who is winning her battle with pancreatic cancer.
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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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This is CNBC’s live blog covering all the latest news on the coronavirus outbreak. All times below are in Eastern time. This blog will be updated throughout the day as the news breaks.  Global cases: More than 114,578, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Global deaths: At least 4,028, according to data compiled by Johns
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A new study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics indicates that the optimal time of birth for twins is at 37 completed weeks of pregnancy. Twins are now being born more often because of an increase in the use of assisted reproductive techniques, in which almost a quarter result in twinning. Though only about 3%
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This is CNBC’s live blog covering all the latest news on the coronavirus outbreak. All times below are in Eastern time. This blog will be updated throughout the day as the news breaks.  Global cases: More than 111,300, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Global deaths: At least 3,892, according to data compiled by Johns
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Sepsis can be a dangerous complication of almost any type of infection, including influenza, pneumonia and E. coli; urinary tract infections; bloodstream infections from wounds; and abdominal infections. Steve Peters, M.D., a pulmonary and critical care physician at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., explains sepsis symptoms and risk factors, the difference between severe sepsis and
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