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Healing the Incurable: Teaching an Old Drug New Tricks to Fight… – AlKhaleej Today

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IIn May, PhD students funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) were invited to participate in the Max Perutz Science Writing Award 2020 and explain to the public why your research matters. Of the many entries received, the 10 that were shortlisted covered a variety of topics, including motor neuron disease, self-harm, babies pain experiences and bone loss as a result of space travel.
The essays were judged by the observerIan Tucker, Roger Highfield from the Science Museum, Prof. Fiona Watt …

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Researchers use Parrondo’s paradox to relieve the cost of COVID-19 – News-Medical.Net

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has spread rapidly across the globe at an alarming pace, causing considerable anxiety and fear among the general…

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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 23 2020
The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has spread rapidly across the globe at an alarming pace, causing considerable anxiety and fear among the general public.
In response to the growing number of new cases, many countries have imposed lockdown measures to slow the spread of coronavirus. However, nearly every individual, community, business, and economy has been adversely affected by lockdown measures – an impact to society that cannot be…

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Trump Says the US Has Fewer Excess Deaths Than “Almost Any Other Country” — That’s a Lie – POPSUGAR Australia

Data published in JAMA shows that the US had higher rates of COVID-19 and all-cause mortality during 2020, compared to other countries.

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In the opening segment of the second presidential debate, President Donald Trump was pressed on his administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As he often does, Trump attempted to downplay the toll the virus has taken on the US, claiming that the nation’s excess mortality rate is “way down and much lower than almost any other country.” Excess mortality refers to the number of deaths observed over a specific period of time, compared to the number that would typically be expected, and it…

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Researchers show a simple way to protect transplanted islets from rejection – News-Medical.Net

Type 1 diabetes, or T1D, results from the autoimmune destruction of the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas. People with T1D require exogenous insulin and suffer…

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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 22 2020
Type 1 diabetes, or T1D, results from the autoimmune destruction of the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas. People with T1D require exogenous insulin and suffer swings in the levels of glucose in the blood that impact life expectancy and increase risks of cardiovascular disease, neuropathies and kidney failure.
One therapy is promising — transplanting pancreatic islets from cadavers. But this requires immunosuppression, and reactivated autoimmunity…

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