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Evolution of pandemic coronavirus outlines path from animals to humans

Duke University Medical Center | 05-29-2020

Genetic analysis suggests that SARS-CoV-2 evolved from a bat coronavirus that gained the ability to infect humans by exchanging a critical gene fragment from a pangolin coronavirus. …

Researchers develop experimental rapid COVID-19 test using nanoparticle technique

University of Maryland School of Medicine | 05-29-2020

Advanced nanotechnology provides ‘naked eye’ visual detection of SARS-CoV-2 virus in 10 minutes. …

Dietary and physical activity intervention reduces LDL cholesterol level in children

University of Eastern Finland | 05-29-2020

An individualized and family-based physical activity and dietary intervention reduced the plasma LDL cholesterol concentration of primary school children …

First cases of COVID-19 in New York City primarily from European and US sources

AAAS | 05-29-2020

A new molecular epidemiology study found that the first confirmed COVID-19 cases in New York City arose mostly through untracked transmission of the virus from Europe and other parts of the United States. …

Scientists discover a potential ‘thinness’ gene

IMBA | 05-28-2020

An international team of researchers has discovered a gene linked to thinness, or resistance to weight gain. …

Restoring nerve-muscle communication in ALS

Thomas Jefferson University | 05-28-2020

A new study finds that restoring the protein SV2 in a genetic form of ALS can correct abnormalities in nerve signal transmission and prevent neuronal cell death, …

Low vaccination rates and ‘measles parties’ fueled 2019 measles outbreak in NYC

Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health | 05-27-2020

An analysis of the 2018-2019 measles outbreak in New York City identifies factors that made the outbreak so severe. …

New evidence for a blood-based biomarker for Alzheimer’s disease

Massachusetts General Hospital | 05-27-2020

A potential blood-based biomarker for Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases detects neurodegeneration years before the onset of cognitive symptoms. …

Studying the development of ovarian cancer with organoids

Hubrecht Institute | 05-27-2020

Researchers have modeled the development and progression of high-grade serous ovarian cancer in mini-versions of the female reproductive organs of the mouse. …

Patients with hemorrhagic brain disease have disordered gut microbiomes

University of Chicago Medical Center | 05-27-2020

A new study shows that people with a rare genetic disease that causes bleeding in the brain have gut microbiomes distinct from those without the disease. …

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Biomedical Advances

Biomedical Advances

Evolution of pandemic coronavirus outlines path from animals to humans

Duke University Medical Center | 05-29-2020

Genetic analysis suggests that SARS-CoV-2 evolved from a bat coronavirus that gained the ability to infect humans by exchanging a critical gene fragment from a pangolin coronavirus. …

Evolution of pandemic coronavirus outlines path from animals to humans

Duke University Medical Center | 05-29-2020

Genetic analysis suggests that SARS-CoV-2 evolved from a bat coronavirus that gained the ability to infect humans by exchanging a critical gene fragment from a pangolin coronavirus. …

Diet and Lifestyle

Diet and Lifestyle

Dietary and physical activity intervention reduces LDL cholesterol level in children

University of Eastern Finland | 05-29-2020

An individualized and family-based physical activity and dietary intervention reduced the plasma LDL cholesterol concentration of primary school children …

Dietary and physical activity intervention reduces LDL cholesterol level in children

University of Eastern Finland | 05-29-2020

An individualized and family-based physical activity and dietary intervention reduced the plasma LDL cholesterol concentration of primary school children …

Preventive Medicine

Preventive Medicine

Low vaccination rates and ‘measles parties’ fueled 2019 measles outbreak in NYC

Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health | 05-27-2020

An analysis of the 2018-2019 measles outbreak in New York City identifies factors that made the outbreak so severe. …

Low vaccination rates and ‘measles parties’ fueled 2019 measles outbreak in NYC

Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health | 05-27-2020

An analysis of the 2018-2019 measles outbreak in New York City identifies factors that made the outbreak so severe. …