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Genetic alterations of the KRAS gene are some of the most common mutations in lung cancer patients, but unfortunately these patients have few effective treatment options. Drugs that target the G12C mutation in KRAS have shown some activity in lung cancer; however, alternative signaling pathways are often activated that bypass the KRAS inhibitor, resulting in
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Rice University engineers have developed a new diagnostic tool that can be plugged into an off-the-shelf cellphone can diagnose COVID-19 in 55 minutes or less. The stamp-sized microfluidic chip measures the concentration of SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid protein in blood serum from a standard finger prick. The nanobeads bind to SARS-CoV-2 N protein, a biomarker for COVID-19,
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Researchers at Rice University have developed a microfluidic device that can test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in a drop of blood and display its results once plugged into a cell phone. The test runs in under an hour, and works by detecting SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid protein using antibody-studded magnetic nanobeads. In tests, the device could
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TransEnterix Switches Things Up TransEnterix is changing its name and slightly altering its mission in surgical robotics. The Research Triangle Park, NC-based company will be named Asensus Surgical and will start trading under the new ticker symbol, NYSE American: ASXC starting March 5. The company said the name change reflects the company’s broader vision of shaping
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Thought LeadersDr. Mahshid DehghanInvestigator, Nutrition Epidemiology ProgramMcMaster University In this interview, News-Medical speaks to Dr. Mahshid Dehghan about her latest research into diet, and how a diet high in carbohydrates could increase your risk of heart disease. What provoked your research into diets? Diet is one of the most important modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular
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Researchers in the UK have reported the protocol for a longitudinal study investigating the risk of adverse physical and mental health outcomes related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) among healthcare workers from different ethnic groups. The study aims to address the emerging evidence and growing concerns that healthcare workers (HCWs) from ethnic minority groups appear
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Video highlights of COVID-19 data trends as of February 27, 2021. This daily report shares critical data on the spread of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours. For the latest news, trends, and expert insights on the coronavirus pandemic, visit the JHU Coronavirus Resource Center: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/ Explore COVID-19 trends around the world with our in-depth
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The past century or so has seen unprecedented technological, scientific, and sociological evolution worldwide. These have accompanied global shifts in people’s lifestyles and rapid changes in the environment, both natural and man-made. An unfavorable consequence of these alterations has been the increasing burden of cancer on human society. As the country with the largest population,
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A University of Texas at Arlington researcher has received an Office of Naval Research (ONR) grant to examine the mechanics of how blast-like events cause damage to the brain. Ashfaq Adnan, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, has received a three-year, $944,845 grant to study the potential link between blast-like trauma and cellular and tissue
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IRS refers to the application of insecticide onto the interior walls of houses. The study, by the Wits Research Institute for Malaria (WRIM) and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), was published in The Lancet on 25 February 2021. Targeted vs blanket indoor residual spraying Malaria still represents one of the world’s
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Latest Alzheimer’s News By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 26, 2021 The ravages of Alzheimer’s may strike later in women than men, but once it takes hold women tend to deteriorate far faster than men, according to a new study. Something known as cognitive reserve helps the aging brain function better for longer, and
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Latest Depression News FRIDAY, Feb. 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) The most widely prescribed antidepressants in the United States don’t appear to increase the risk of the deadliest type of stroke, according to a new preliminary study. It examined the association between selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and intracerebral hemorrhage. This is when a brain blood
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Latest Coronavirus News By Robin Foster HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 25, 2021 (HealthDay News) If you think you can safely exercise without your mask in a gym during the pandemic, two new government reports show you are mistaken. Coronavirus outbreaks at fitness centers in Chicago and Honolulu last summer were likely the result of exercisers
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