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New way to detect blood clots

Researchers in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University are working on an entirely new way to detect blood clots, especially in pediatric…

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COVID-19 lockdowns worsen childhood obesity, study finds

Lockdowns implemented across the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic have negatively impacted diet, sleep and physical activity among children with obesity, according to University…

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Hairy, lab-grown human skin cell model could advance hair loss research

A new, hair-sprouting dollop of human skin created in the lab might one day help prevent hair loss. Organoids are small, lab-grown cell groupings are…

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Scientists engineer human cells with squid-like transparency

Octopuses, squids and other sea creatures can perform a disappearing act by using specialized tissues in their bodies to manipulate the transmission and reflection of…

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Pulmonary embolism and COVID-19

Researchers at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit say early diagnosis of a life-threatening blood clot in the lungs led to swifter treatment intervention in…

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Antibiotic-destroying genes widespread in bacteria in soil and on people

The latest generation of tetracyclines — a class of powerful, first-line antibiotics — was designed to thwart the two most common ways bacteria resist such…

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COVID-19 outbreak lasts days longer for each day’s delay in social distancing

AUSTIN, Texas — A new analysis of COVID-19 outbreaks in 58 cities has found that places that took longer to begin implementing social distancing measures…

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Study seeks to optimize comfort for patients removed from ventilators at end of life

A paper recently published online in the journal Chest reports on a study of the palliative ventilator withdrawal (PVW) procedure performed in intensive care units…

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