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Airborne coronavirus transmission raises new questions and worries

07/09/2020

Half a year into the pandemic, it's well-accepted that coronavirus can be spread when an infected person expels respiratory droplets by coughing or sneezing.

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WHO launches global pandemic response probe

07/09/2020

The World Health Organization, which has faced criticism over its early handling of the coronavirus crisis, on Thursday launched an independent review into the global response to the pandemic.

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Australia locks down second city as global cases top 12 million

07/09/2020

Millions of people in Australia's second-biggest city went into lockdown on Thursday to battle another coronavirus outbreak, as the number of infections worldwide surged past 12 million.

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WHO: Indoor airborne spread of coronavirus possible

07/09/2020

The World Health Organization is acknowledging the possibility that COVID-19 might be spread in the air under certain conditions—after more than 200 scientists urged the agency to do so.

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New study supports remdesivir as COVID-19 treatment

07/09/2020

The news about remdesivir, the investigational anti-viral drug that has shown early promise in the fight against COVID-19, keeps getting better.

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Researchers identify key role of immune cells in brain development

07/09/2020

Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have identified how specific brain cells interacting during development could be related to neurological and neuropsychiatric diseases, including some that occur later in life.

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A complex gene program initiates brain changes in response to cocaine

07/09/2020

The lab of Jeremy Day, Ph.D., at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has used single-nucleus RNA sequencing approaches to compare transcriptional responses to acute cocaine in 16 unique cell populations from a portion of the brain called the nucleus accumbens, or NAc. This molecular atlas is "a previously unachieved level of cellular resolution for cocaine-mediated gene regulation in this region," said Day, an associate professor in the UAB Department of Neurobiology.

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Coronavirus fears kept many essential workers at home in April, study finds

07/09/2020

(HealthDay)—Many more American workers caring for children, the sick or aged, as well as bus drivers, subway workers and those involved in food production took time off work in April—probably due to fears of contracting COVID-19, a new government report finds.

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Improved cochlear implant device allows safe MRI in children without discomfort

07/09/2020

A study from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago found that children with a MED-EL Synchrony cochlear implant device can undergo MRI safely, with no discomfort and reduced need for sedation or anesthesia. Findings were published in the peer-reviewed journal Laryngoscope.

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Expansion stress enhances growth and migration of breast cancer cells

07/09/2020

Expansion stress can have an alarming impact on breast cancer cells by creating conditions that could lead to dangerous acceleration of the disease, an interdisciplinary team of University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers has found.

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