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EU turns to BioNTech/Pfizer after J&J vaccine suspension

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain The EU is turning more heavily to BioNTech/Pfizer to make up for suspended Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses and for longer-term needs to fight the mutating coronavirus, its chief Ursula von der Leyen said Wednesday. BioNTech/Pfizer is bringing forward delivery of 50 million doses to the second quarter, starting this month, […]

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Carob powder found to have anti-obesity effects

Associate Professor Akiko Kojima, Graduate School of Human Life Science, Osaka City University, and collaborators have clarified that carob powder extract, which is used as an alternative to cocoa and coffee powder, has anti-obesity effects at the cellular and animal levels. The accumulation of visceral fat is known to induce diabetes, dyslipidemia, hypertension, and other […]

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Limbrick appointed to St. Louis Regional Health Commission

David D. Limbrick, MD, PhD, the T. S. Park, MD, Professor of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been appointed to the St. Louis Regional Health Commission as the representative from the School of Medicine. The commission is dedicated to ensuring the financial sustainability of the health-care safety net […]

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Researchers find genes, corresponding proteins that may lead to new depression treatments

Using an innovative protein-based approach, researchers at the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center and nearby Emory University have found genes and corresponding proteins that could point the way to new depression treatments. Using a proteome-wide association study (PWAS) that integrated genome-wide association study (GWAS) data with human brain proteomic and genetic data, researchers have identified […]

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When chest pain hits, it’s best to call an ambulance

The value of calling an ambulance when chest pain strikes, rather than arranging your own transport, has been confirmed by new research published today by the Medical Journal of Australia. Researchers led by Professor David Brieger, Professor of Cardiology at Concord Repatriation Hospital in Sydney, and Dr. Eleanor Redwood, a Basic Physician Trainee at Prince […]