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Early, mid-career women disproportionately affected by COVID-19 pandemic, study reveals

Early, mid-career women disproportionately affected by COVID-19 pandemic, study reveals

The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected women who are early and mid-career academic faculty members, according to a recent study by University of Illinois Chicago researchers. The study aimed to identify personal and professional characteristics to understand the pandemic’s impact on faculty and, consequently, on policy implications. “Work-Life Balance and Productivity Among Academic Faculty during …

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Breast cancer patients with estrogen receptor mutations may benefit from early switch to fulvestrant/palbociclib

Breast cancer patients with estrogen receptor mutations may benefit from early switch to fulvestrant/palbociclib

Three-dimensional culture of human breast cancer cells, with DNA stained blue and a protein in the cell surface membrane stained green. Image created in 2014 by Tom Misteli, Ph.D., and Karen Meaburn, Ph.D. at the NIH IRP. Among patients with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer treated with an aromatase inhibitor plus palbociclib (Ibrance), those who displayed …

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Violence increased most in marginalized neighborhoods early in the COVID-19 pandemic

During the first five months of the pandemic in 2020, low-income communities of color experienced significantly greater increases in firearm violence, homicides and assaults compared to more affluent, white neighborhoods. Those are the findings of a new study from the Violence Prevention Research Program (VPRP) at UC Davis. The research was published in the American …

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Early COVID-19 can be mistaken as vaccine side-effects, warn researchers

Early COVID-19 can be mistaken as vaccine side-effects, warn researchers

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Early symptoms of COVID-19 can’t be clearly differentiated from vaccine side-effects, new findings show. Researchers recommend that if people show symptoms of COVID-19 after vaccination, they should stay at home and arrange to have a test. The study, published recently in eClinical Medicine and led by King’s, analyzed data from 362,770 …

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Early warning signals could help monitor disease outbreaks

Early warning signals could help monitor disease outbreaks

Credit: CC0 Public Domain New research suggests early warning signals (EWSs) could help in the monitoring of disease outbreaks, such as COVID-19. The study, led by the University of Bristol, found warnings could be detected weeks earlier than any rapid increase in cases. The findings could help governments and policy makers improve the accuracy of …

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Fauci says early reports encouraging about omicron variant

Fauci says early reports encouraging about omicron variant

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. U.S. health officials said Sunday, Dec. 5 that while the omicron variant of the coronavirus is rapidly spreading throughout the country, early indications suggest it may be …

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Study reveals new way for detecting early risk of cardiovascular disease

Study reveals new way for detecting early risk of cardiovascular disease

The risk of developing cardiovascular disease is strongly associated with the “bad” LDL cholesterol. A large study by scientists at Karolinska Institutet now shows that two proteins that transport cholesterol particles in the blood provide early and reliable risk information. The researchers now advocate introducing new guidelines for detecting cardiac risk and say the results …

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Study: Real-time alerting system for COVID-19 and other stress events using wearable data. Image Credit: wavebreakmedia/Shutterstock

Scientists develop a smartwatch-based device for early detection of COVID-19

In a recently published article in the journal Nature Medicine, scientists have described the development of a smartwatch-based alerting system that can detect the onset of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection in real-time. The system detects and analyzes the abnormalities in physiological and activity signals associated with an early-stage infection. …

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Researchers discover a new mechanism involved in early melanoma metastasis

Researchers discover a new mechanism involved in early melanoma metastasis

Lymph node of a mouse in which lymphatic vessels (green) and tumor exosomes (red) that will direct the early stages of melanoma metastasis are visualized. Credit: CNIO Research led by CNIO scientist Héctor Peinado shows that the NGFR molecule drives the entire process of early metastasis in melanoma and that blocking it drastically reduces metastasis …

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New mechanism involved in early melanoma metastasis discovered

New mechanism involved in early melanoma metastasis discovered

We must not only look inside the tumor but also outside of it.” Héctor Peinado, researcher, Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) How tumors manipulate their environment to advance is one of the big questions that Peinado has been trying to answer for years. For decades “to fight tumors, researchers focused …

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