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    Could Wildfires Have Long-Term Health Effects?

    Sept. 25, 2020 — Along with the rest of the world, Sarah B. Henderson, PhD, watched as massive wildfires blazed across California, Oregon, and Washington. “What happened on the West Coast this year wasn’t unexpected,” says Henderson, an international expert on wildfires. “Not that it was expected this year per se, but we just have […] More

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    As Fires and Floods Wreak Havoc on Health, New Climate Center Seeks Solutions

    This story also ran on LAist. This story can be republished for free (details). For the past month, record-breaking wildfires have torched millions of acres from the Mexican border well into Canada, their smoke producing air so toxic that millions of people remained indoors for days on end while many visited hospitals because of respiratory […] More

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    Researchers recommend population-wide screening for detecting mutation carriers — ScienceDaily

    Tel Aviv University researchers suggest that carriers of the genetic mutations PiZ and PiS are at high risk for severe illness and even death from COVID-19. These mutations lead to deficiency in the alpha1-antitrypsin protein, which protects lung tissues from damage in case of severe infections. Other studies have already associated deficiency in this protein […] More

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    Clarius Unveils Ultra-High Frequency Handheld Ultrasound Scanner

    What You Should Know:   – A pioneer in high definition ultrasound miniaturization, Clarius is announcing the new high-frequency handheld ultrasound scanner Clarius L20 HD featuring the highest definition wireless imaging for superficial applications. – Designed to provide extremely high image quality in the near field (skin line to 4cm), the Clarius L20 HD is […] More

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    Covid-19 news: Infection rate in England rises to one in 500 people

    By Michael Le Page , Clare Wilson , Jessica Hamzelou , Adam Vaughan , Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool Public information messages in central Manchester, EnglandJon Super/AP/Shutterstock Latest coronavirus news as of 5 pm on 25 September Infection rate within communities in England and Wales continues to rise  One in 500 people in England had […] More

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    New data reinforce Keytruda’s dominance in first-line lung cancer –

    Five-year data with Merck & Co’s Keytruda showing that it doubles survival should help the drug fend off a growing number of contenders to the first-line non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) market. The follow-up results from the phase 3 KEYNOTE-024 trial showed almost a third (31.9%) of patients whose tumours expressed high levels (50% or […] More

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    US Still in First Wave of COVID-19, Fauci Says

    Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center.   Anthony Fauci, MD, says talk about a second wave of the coronavirus is premature because the United States is still dealing with the first one. The idea of a second wave is based on the 1918 flu pandemic, when many […] More

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    Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s healthcare stances

    UpdatedPresident Donald Trump on Saturday nominated to the Supreme Court Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who in past writings criticized a decision that upheld tenets of the Affordable Care Act. Trump nominated Barrett to fill a vacancy created by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in a move that could shift the ideological balance of […] More

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    Pets linked to maintaining better mental health and reducing loneliness during lockdown, new research shows — ScienceDaily

    Sharing a home with a pet appeared to act as a buffer against psychological stress during lockdown, a new survey shows. Most people who took part in the research perceived their pets to be a source of considerable support during the lockdown period (23 March — 1 June, 2020). The study — from the University […] More

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    As if 2020 Wasn’t Enough, Climate Change Is Now Raising ‘Zombie Storms’ From The Dead

    Wildfires are burning the West Coast, hurricanes are flooding the Southeast — and some of those storms are rising from the dead.  “Zombie storms”, which regain strength after initially petering out, are the newest addition to the year 2020. And these undead weather anomalies are becoming more common thanks to climate change.   “Because 2020, […] More

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    Soul Manifestation | Magical | PSPR005-EXT – Astro Reading

    Product Name: Soul Manifestation | Magical | PSPR005-EXT – Astro Reading Click here to get Soul Manifestation | Magical | PSPR005-EXT – Astro Reading at discounted price while it’s still available… All orders are protected by SSL encryption – the highest industry standard for online security from trusted vendors. Soul Manifestation | Magical | PSPR005-EXT […] More

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    Atlas disputes Redfield coronavirus vulnerability estimate: ‘We are not all susceptible to infection’

    A White House adviser refuted CDC director Robert Redfield’s estimate that 90% of Americans remain vulnerable to coronavirus infection, going so far as to suggest it was a misstatement. Redfield’s comments came during a Senate committee hearing when he said preliminary data from the CDC’s large-scale serology testing “show that most Americans have not been […] More

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    Scientists discover why tarantulas come in vivid blues and greens — ScienceDaily

    Why are some tarantulas so vividly coloured? Scientists have puzzled over why these large, hairy spiders, active primarily during the evening and at night-time, would sport such vibrant blue and green colouration — especially as they were long thought to be unable to differentiate between colours, let alone possess true colour vision. In a recent […] More

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    Q&A: ResMed’s cloud-based solutions for respiratory disease – Med-Tech Innovation

    Antoine Valterio, UK and Ireland country manager, took some time out to answer some questions from Med-Tech Innovation News about ResMed, which has developed cloud-based remote monitoring software for ventilators, among other devices. Tell us more about ResMed, when did it start and when did it go digital? At ResMed, we create innovative solutions for […] More

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    Some Cities Are Plotting a ‘Green Recovery’ After Covid-19

    This story originally appeared on The Guardian and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The cars that typically throng the huge highways weaving through Los Angeles are such an established part of the city’s fabric that when the coronavirus pandemic hit, their sudden absence felt bizarre to locals even eerie. But many Angelenos have […] More

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    Trump picks conservative Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court

    President Donald Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Saturday, capping a dramatic reshaping of the federal judiciary that will resonate for a generation and that he hopes will provide a needed boost to his reelection effort. Republican senators are already lining up for a swift confirmation of Barrett ahead of […] More

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    Death counts fail to capture full mortality effects of COVID-19, study finds — ScienceDaily

    More than 200,000 people in the U.S. have died from COVID-19. Some argue that statistic is inaccurate due to inconsistencies in how deaths are being reported. But researchers from the University of South Florida claim that even if those deaths have been correctly measured, the number doesn’t fully convey the true mortality effects of COVID-19. […] More

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    5 NASA Spacecraft That Are Leaving Our Solar System for Good

    For millennia, humans have gazed up at the stars and wondered what it would be like to journey to them. And while sending astronauts beyond the solar system remains a distant dream, humanity has already launched five robotic probes that are on paths to interstellar space.  Each of these craft was primarily designed to explore […] More

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    India’s vaccine capacity will help ‘all humanity’: Modi

    This scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (yellow)—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19—isolated from a patient, emerging from the surface of cells (blue/pink) cultured in the lab. Credit: NIAID-RML India as the world’s biggest vaccine maker will use its resources “for all humanity” in the battle against coronavirus, Prime Minister Narendra Modi […] More

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    Coronavirus: UK pledges support to global vaccine-sharing scheme

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced the UK will give £500m to a new global vaccine-sharing scheme. The Covax vaccines procurement pool, aims to help poorer countries access a coronavirus jab when one is developed. Addressing the United Nations General Assembly via a pre-recorded video, the prime minister said ‘the health of every country depends […] More

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    Genome of Alexander Fleming’s original penicillin-producing mold sequenced — ScienceDaily

    Researchers have sequenced the genome of Alexander Fleming’s penicillin mould for the first time and compared it to later versions. Alexander Fleming famously discovered the first antibiotic, penicillin, in 1928 while working at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School, which is now part of Imperial College London. The antibiotic was produced by a mould in the […] More

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    Top and total deals revealed

    Total medical devices industry venture financing deals in August 2020 worth $1.47bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database. Embed this chart Embed this chart into your website Copy and paste the code below into your website to display the chart.<iframe src=”http://image.digitalinsightresearch.in/Uploads/ImageLibrary/DealArticles/Template1_Monthly_8_2020_medical_devices__venture_financing___Embed.html” style=”width: 100%;height: 500px;border: none;”></iframe> The value marked a decrease of 19.2% over […] More

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    Tiny, magnetically controlled robots coax neurons to connect

    Tiny robots can operate as nerve cell connectors, bridging gaps between two distinct groups of cells. These microscopic patches may lead to more sophisticated ways to grow networks of nerve cells in the laboratory, and perhaps even illuminate ways to repair severed nerve cells in people, researchers report September 25 in Science Advances. Engineers Eunhee […] More

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    COVID testing and the Lighthouse Lab –

    Alderley Park’s Mereside campus is at the forefront of the UK’s COVID-19 testing plans, playing a key role in the national Lighthouse Lab programme. Forming part of the biggest network of diagnostic facilities in British history, setting up the Alderley Park Lighthouse Lab at a time of national emergency required close collaboration with the NHS […] More

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    Criticisms of COVID-19 models appear to undermine public trust in science

    Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 26 2020 Criticisms of COVID-19 models by Democratic elites in May 2020 appeared to undermine public support for the models’ use – and trust in science more broadly – according to a series of survey experiments conducted with the participation of more than 6,000 Americans. However, whether Republican elites criticized […] More

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    U.S. Coronavirus Cases Top 7 Million

    By Robin Foster and E.J. Mundell HealthDay Reporters FRIDAY, Sept. 25, 2020 (Healthday News) — The number of U.S. coronavirus cases passed 7 million on Friday, with California the hardest hit state so far in a pandemic that has crippled the country for more than six months. The United States has been averaging about 41,500 […] More

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    Scientists shine light on tiny crystals behind unexpected violent eruptions — ScienceDaily

    In a new study of volcanic processes, Bristol scientists have demonstrated the role nanolites play in the creation of violent eruptions at otherwise ‘calm’ and predictable volcanoes. The study, published in Science Advances, describes how nano-sized crystals (nanolites), 10,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair, can have a significant impact of the […] More

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