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Hydroxychloroquine, mainstay lupus treatment, not associated with serious cardiac complication

New research presented this week at ACR Convergence, the American College of Rheumatology’s annual meeting, shows that hydroxychloroquine, an antimalarial drug and mainstay therapy for lupus, does not appear to be associated with QTc interval prolongation, an irregularity of the electrical activity of the heart that places patients at risk for arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). Systemic […]

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Macrophages play key role in lung damage during COVID-19

A KAIST immunology research team found that a specific subtype of macrophages that originated from blood monocytes plays a key role in the hyper-inflammatory response in SARS-CoV-2 infected lungs, by performing single-cell RNA sequencing of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid cells. This study provides new insights for understanding dynamic changes in immune responses to COVID-19. In the […]

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Virginia Tech graduate student receives NSF grant to examine new treatments for pancreatic cancer

Jessica Gannon, a recent graduate in mechanical engineering at Virginia Tech, will continue her education and research as a doctoral student in biomedical engineering through Virginia Tech – Wake Forest University's School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences. With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program award, Gannon will examine alternative treatments […]

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Supporting dignity at end of life

At the end of life, people may have to rely on others for help with showering, dressing and going to the toilet. This loss of privacy and independence can be confronting and difficult. Now Australian occupational therapy (OT) researchers have interviewed 18 people receiving palliative care about how they feel about losing independence with self-care, […]

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Eat These Foods At Dinner To Lose Weight!

The US Declaration of Independence boldly asserts all men are created equally. In the nutritionists’ world, things aren’t that rosy. According to scientists, not all calories are created equally. To eat healthily, we need to have an understanding of just how different foods react to our metabolism. Intake of similar amounts of calories from different […]