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Pharmacology - Health - 19.10.2021
Queen’s research shedding new light on blood clots
KINGSTON, ON - Queen's Maha Othman (Biomedical and Molecular Science), has research going as far back as 15 years ago that is once again being discussed, after reports of blood clots associated with certain COVID-19 vaccines began occurring. Vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VITT) is a very rare side effect that happens in a subset of the population following AstraZeneca and Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccinations.

Health - 19.10.2021
5 ways to keep vaccine cold storage equipment safe from hackers
5 ways to keep vaccine cold storage equipment safe from hackers
A medical security expert outlines the risks and how hospitals can protect themselves Electronics in the "cold chain” that health systems use to keep items like COVID-19 vaccines ultra-cold dur

Health - Life Sciences - 18.10.2021

Health - 18.10.2021
End-of-life care program at UCLA benefited dying patients and loved ones despite COVID restrictions
A program offered by UCLA Health's intensive care units is providing meaningful and compassionate support for dying patients and their families, despite the challenges brought about by COVID-19.

Environment - Health - 18.10.2021
Glasgow climate summit: U-M experts available to comment
EXPERTS ADVISORY Delegates from nearly 200 countries will gather in Glasgow, Scotland, at the end of the month for the COP26 climate summit, described by some as a make-or-break chance to curb greenhouse gas emissions and stave off the worst ravages of climate change.

Life Sciences - Health - 18.10.2021
Our brains have a 'fingerprint' too
Our brains have a ’fingerprint’ too
An EPFL scientist has pinpointed the signs of brain activity that make up our brain fingerprint, which - like our regular fingerprint - is unique. "I think about it every day and dream about it at night. It's been my whole life for five years now," says Enrico Amico, a scientist and SNSF Ambizione Fellow at EPFL's Medical Image Processing Laboratory and the EPFL Center for Neuroprosthetics.

Health - Economics / Business - 18.10.2021
Australia needs a ’mental wealth’ lens on post-COVID recovery
A multidisciplinary research initiative at the University of Sydney brings together academics, industry experts, policymakers, and community representatives to capitalise on the nation's cognitive and emotional resources to reimagine the economic and social future of Australia.

Psychology - Health - 18.10.2021

Health - Psychology - 18.10.2021
Get moving for good mental health!
Physical activity is good not only for the body but also the mind. Professor Isabelle Doré explains why exercise is good for mental health and which activities are best.

Health - Research Management - 15.10.2021
Contraceptive pill can reduce type 2 diabetes risk in women with polycystic ovary syndrome, finds study
A study led by the University of Birmingham has revealed for the first time that the contraceptive pill can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by over a quarter in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The research findings also show that women with PCOS have twice the risk of developing type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes (dysglycemia) - highlighting the urgent need to find treatments to reduce this risk.

Life Sciences - Health - 15.10.2021
New system developed for rapid SARS-CoV-2 variant characterization and facilitated drug development
New system developed for rapid SARS-CoV-2 variant characterization and facilitated drug development
Researchers led by the Nobel Laureate Charles Rice of The Rockefeller University and Volker Thiel of the University of Bern and Institute of Virology and Immunology have developed a non-contagious model of SARS-CoV-2 that makes it easier, faster and safer to study the virus and new variants. In addition, the realistic model can be used to better test drugs.

Health - Social Sciences - 15.10.2021

Health - Life Sciences - 15.10.2021
A decade after gene therapy, children born with deadly immune disorder remain healthy
Over a decade ago, UCLA physician-scientists began using a pioneering gene therapy they developed to treat children born with a rare and deadly immune system disorder. They now report that the effects of the therapy appear to be long-lasting, with 90% of patients who received the treatment eight to 11 years ago still disease-free.

Psychology - Health - 15.10.2021
COVID-19 and the impact on school psychologists
COVID-19 and the impact on school psychologists
The study, which involved 938 participants from the United States of America (USA), Germany, Canada, and Australia, found that significantly more psychologists in Germany and Australia provided telehealth and telecounselling services than those in the USA and Canada.

Health - Life Sciences - 15.10.2021
Counties with intervention measures, more hospitals experienced fewer COVID-19 deaths
Counties that banned in-person religious gatherings and those with a greater number of hospitals per capita were associated with a decreased case-fatality rate of COVID-19 during the pandemic's first wave, according to a new University of Michigan study.

Health - 14.10.2021
Mito warriors: how T cell assassins reload their weapons to kill and kill again | University of Cambridge
Cambridge researchers have discovered how T cells - an important component of our immune system - are able keep on killing as they hunt down and kill cancer cells, repeatedly reloading their toxic weapons.

Health - Pharmacology - 14.10.2021

Social Sciences - Health - 14.10.2021
Covid crisis reveals how schools are ’propping up a failing welfare state’
The pandemic has shown the extent to which families rely on schools for 'basic needs' such as access to an adequate supply of food and help in accessing other support services, highlights new UCL research.

Health - Social Sciences - 14.10.2021

Pharmacology - Health - 14.10.2021
Roche’s Gazyvaro shorter 90-minute infusion time approved in Europe for people with previously treated or untreated follicular lymphoma
Short duration infusion of Gazyvaro (obinutuzumab) is administered with a target infusion time of 90 minutes, compared to the current standard infusion time of approximately three to four hours Resul

Health - Environment - 14.10.2021
Climate action will improve health and save lives now and in the future
Environmental psychologist, Lorraine Whitmarsh, was one of the lead authors for today's climate report from the Academy of Medical Sciences and Royal Society.

Health - Pharmacology - 14.10.2021

Health - Life Sciences - 14.10.2021
NIH Award Advances the Study of Young and Developing Brains
Approximately $30 million over five years will fund long-term effort by researchers at UC San Diego to document brain development from birth through early childhood The National Institutes of Health

Health - Computer Science - 14.10.2021
New ’alert-safe’ rostering system promises safer shift work and fewer workplace accidents
Monash researchers and optimisation technology company Opturion have developed a cloud-based rostering system to improve alertness, productivity and safety among shift workers.

Health - Pharmacology - 13.10.2021
Type 2 diabetes health checks down by 7.4 million due to UK’s covid restrictions in 2020
Manchester-based researchers estimate that between March and December 2020, 7.4 million fewer NICE recommended health care checks took place in UK general practices in people with type 2 diabetes, when compared to 10-year historical trends.

Health - Life Sciences - 13.10.2021
Immune system keeps the intestinal flora in balance
Immune system keeps the intestinal flora in balance
Trillions of benign bacteria live in the intestine. They are kept in a continuous balance by the immune system, which thereby makes them harmless to humans.

Campus - Health - 13.10.2021

Health - 13.10.2021
African Americans bear the brunt of negative health outcomes of menthol cigarettes, U-M study shows
African Americans bear the brunt of negative health outcomes of menthol cigarettes, U-M study shows
African Americans represent 12% of the U.S. population, but carried 41% of all menthol-smoking-related premature deaths in the United States between 1980 and 2018, according to a new stu

Campus - Health - 12.10.2021

Health - Pharmacology - 12.10.2021
Jacobs Medical Center Marks Fifth Anniversary, Achievements and Milestones
World-class facility offers patients the most advanced medical and surgical care in the region, with integrated team-based approach When Angie Weight, 44, an artist and mother of four, reflects on the day she was diagnosed with a brain tumor, she says she is overcome with gratitude.

Health - 12.10.2021
Break through the tumor's protective shield
Break through the tumor’s protective shield
A team at the Department for Pharmaceutical Sciences developed a therapy concept that could stop tumor growth.

Health - Life Sciences - 12.10.2021
New Research Center Brings Genomic Medicine to Individuals of Admixed Ancestry
Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine awarded $11.7 million by National Institutes of Health to identify genomic and socioeconomic factors contributing to health and disease in admixe

Health - Pharmacology - 11.10.2021

Health - Campus - 11.10.2021
On-site Teaching According to the 3G Rule
On-site Teaching According to the 3G Rule
In the winter semester, the University may offer extensive on-site teaching again for the first time in the Corona pandemic.

Health - 11.10.2021
Landmark study links post-natal depression and low income
Landmark study links post-natal depression and low income
A longitudinal study of Queensland families has found women on lower incomes are more likely to suffer with pre and post-natal depression.

Health - Campus - 11.10.2021