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New model helps predict heart attacks in high-risk patients

Analyzing the forces at work behind the obstructions that cause heart attacks is crucial for identifying patients at risk of these events, says a study published today in eLife. The findings suggest that bringing such biomechanical analyses into clinical practice could allow cardiologists to predict a future heart attack in patients by simulating the distribution

New MRI technique can detect early dysfunction of the blood-brain barrier with small vessel disease

Collaborative research between the University of Kentucky (UK) and University of Southern California (USC) suggests that a noninvasive neuroimaging technique may index early-stage blood-brain barrier (BBB) dysfunction associated with small vessel disease (SVD). Cerebral SVD is the most common cause of vascular cognitive impairment, with a significant proportion of cases going on to develop dementia.

UK puts £29m into new labs to tackle COVID variants

Britain is spending £29.3 million ($40.6 million, 33.8 million euros) on new coronavirus vaccine laboratories in an effort to “future-proof the country from the threat of new variants”, the government said Wednesday. The new labs at the Porton Down research facility in southwest England will be used to test the effectiveness of vaccines against variants

New neuroimaging technique studies brain stimulation for depression

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, or rTMS, was FDA approved in 2008 as a safe and effective noninvasive treatment for severe depression resistant to antidepressant medications. A small coil positioned near the scalp generates repetitive, pulsed magnetic waves that pass through the skull and stimulate brain cells to relieve symptoms of depression. The procedure has few

New to Nursing! See Scheana Shay Breast-Feeding Daughter Summer

Bonding with her baby! Scheana Shay breast-fed her newborn daughter, Summer, in a sweet shot on Tuesday, April 27. BiP’s Krystal Nielson and More Celeb Moms Share Breast-Feeding Pictures The Vanderpump Rules star, 35, smiled down at her infant in the social media upload. Summer nursed while wearing a white shirt, diaper and matching hat.

New method uses yeast to grow antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 and other viruses

The current outbreak of a rapidly spreading global disease has caused an urgent need for effective therapies. Many vaccines, however, pose logistical challenges; they must often be transported and stored at very low temperatures, and aren’t always available. One solution may be a low-cost, low-tech method of producing neutralizing antibodies, facilitating global access to preventative

New urine test could detect aggressive form of prostate cancer

New urine test could detect aggressive form of prostate cancer often missed by as many as one in five diagnostic scans The University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center has developed a new test called Urine Prostate Seq test (UPSeq) It analyzes 15 specific strands of RNA together and looks for specific genes that are ‘overexpressed’

Thailand faces growing outbreak ahead of New Year travel

Thai authorities struggled to contain a growing coronavirus outbreak just days before the country’s traditional Songkran New Year’s holiday, when millions of people travel. Health officials reported 559 new infections on Friday, following increases over the previous two days. The government response has so far centered on closures of nightlife venues in 41 provinces for

Developing new ways to diagnose preeclampsia

Researchers at Texas A&M University are developing novel tests to diagnose preeclampsia earlier in a pregnancy, even before symptoms occur, allowing hospitals to better treat pregnant patients. Preeclampsia—a pregnancy complication that can lead to organ damage, especially in the liver and kidneys —is one of the leading causes of maternal and baby deaths during pregnancy.

New York launches digital vaccination, testing passport app

Fox News Flash top headlines for March 27 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com. NEW YORK – State officials have launched a digital pass New Yorkers can download to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. The Excelsior Pass will be accepted at major entertainment venues

New AI platform can help assess vascular diseases

An international team of scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), Brown University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has developed an artificial intelligence (AI) platform that could one day be used in a system to assess vascular diseases, which are characterised by the abnormal condition of blood vessels. The AI-powered platform combines

India’s PM warns of new wave as COVID-19 cases rise

Credit: CC0 Public Domain India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for increased testing and local restrictions to halt an “emerging second peak” of the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday, as fresh daily cases hit a three-month high. The world’s third most infected nation with more than 11.4 million cases, India recorded a peak of just under

Vaccine-induced antibodies may be less effective against several new SARS-CoV-2 variants: study

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has mutated throughout the pandemic. New variants of the virus have arisen throughout the world, including variants that might possess increased ability to spread or evade the immune system. Such variants have been identified in California, Denmark, the U.K., South Africa and Brazil/Japan. Understanding how well the COVID-19 vaccines