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NUTRITION 2020 LIVE ONLINE releases featured materials

Press materials are now available for NUTRITION 2020 LIVE ONLINE, a dynamic virtual event showcasing new research findings and timely discussions on food and nutrition. The online meeting will be held June 1-4, 2020....

How comorbidities affect SARS-CoV-2 viral entry

Almost from the start of the current COVID-19 pandemic, it has become clear that individuals suffering from other medical conditions like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and lung disease are far more likely to contract the...

Face masks essential in combating asymptomatic spread of SARS-CoV-2 aerosols and droplets

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) occurs through the transmission of droplets and aerosols from infected people through speaking, breathing, coughing, and sneezing. Wearing masks can reduce the airborne transmission of the novel coronavirus, a new...

Lung cancer warning – the three unusual signs of the disease you should be...

Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers to be diagnosed in the UK, warned the NHS.Around 45,000 people are diagnosed with lung cancer in the UK every year.Signs of the disease only...

Biophysicists reveal molecular mechanism behind light-driven sodium pumping

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.May 28 2020 An international research team has for the first time obtained the structure of the light-sensitive sodium-pumping KR2 protein in its active state. The discovery provides a description...

Stem cell treatments elicit full structural regeneration of the sun-aged skin

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.May 28 2020 For a while now, some plastic surgeons have been using stem cells to treat aging, sun-damaged skin. But while they've been getting good results, it's been unclear...

Research finds delayed treatment for ischemic stroke patients during COVID-19 pandemic

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.May 28 2020 New research published today in the Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery (JNIS) shows ischemic stroke patients are arriving to hospitals and treatment centers an average of 160 minutes...

Examining the envelope protein of SARS-CoV-2

The novel coronavirus severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is taking an immense toll in terms of disease and death on much of the inhabited world, with over 5.8 million confirmed cases and...

Dual-pathway approach can lead to better outcomes in patients with heart stents

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.May 28 2020 Pairing a blood-thinning drug with aspirin daily for patients who have an angioplasty with a stent can contribute to better health outcomes, including lower risk of death,...

Brazilian researchers design low-cost mechanical ventilators

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.May 28 2020 A group of researchers at the University of São Paulo's Engineering School (POLI-USP) in Brazil have developed a mechanical ventilator that costs only approximately 7% as much...