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Sewage research signals early warning of coronavirus outbreaks

A project involving experts at Newcastle University is successfully detecting traces of coronavirus in sewage, providing an early warning for local outbreaks across the country. The government-led program has now proven that fragments of genetic material from the virus can be detected in wastewater. This can then indicate where a local community or an institution […]

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‘Mini-lungs’ reveal early stages of SARS-CoV-2 infection

‘Mini-lungs’ grown from tissue donated to Cambridge hospitals has provided a team of scientists from South Korea and the UK with important insights into how COVID-19 damages the lungs. Writing in the journal Cell Stem Cell, the researchers detail the mechanisms underlying SARS-CoV-2 infection and the early innate immune response in the lungs. To date, […]

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Rate of Injuries Increased Around Diagnosis of Cervical Cancer

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2020 — Women with invasive cervical cancer (ICC) have an increased rate of iatrogenic and noniatrogenic injuries during diagnostic workup, according to a study published online Oct. 21 in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. Qing Shen, Ph.D., from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, and colleagues performed a cohort study involving 3,016,307 Swedish […]

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Non-routine testing of patients with suspected COVID-19 of little benefit to assess risk

Non-routine testing of patients with suspected COVID-19 to help predict their prognosis on admission to emergency departments offers limited benefit and could have significant cost implications, according to a collaborative evaluation by Cardiff University and the University Hospital of Wales. Researchers drew together laboratory and clinical findings at Wales’s largest hospital from the first wave […]

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Results of an individual patient data pooled analysis reported at RCT Connect

An individual patient data pooled analysis comparing the use of bivalirudin versus heparin in heart attack patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) found that bivalirudin use was associated with similar overall rates of 30-day mortality across all heart attack patients, but lower rates of serious bleeding events. Moreover, mortality was reduced in patients with ST-segment […]