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Research shows ozone as a potential disinfectant agent in public transport

Research shows ozone as a potential disinfectant agent in public transport

The Hydrens team of researchers developed a numerical model that estimates the ozone concentration needed to meet the disinfection criteria. To do this, it takes into account the geometry and volume of the space to be treated, the type of materials inside it and their capacity to absorb ozone, and the characteristics of the impulsion-distribution …

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Evidence shows that masks prevent COVID-19, and surgical masks are best

Evidence shows that masks prevent COVID-19, and surgical masks are best

Researchers gave surgical masks to adults in 200 villages in Bangladesh to test whether they reduce COVID-19. Credit: Innovations for Poverty Action, CC BY-ND Do masks work? And if so, should you reach for an N95, a surgical mask, a cloth mask or a gaiter? Over the past year and a half, researchers have produced …

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Sticking to low-fat dairy may not be the only heart healthy option, study shows

Sticking to low-fat dairy may not be the only heart healthy option, study shows

Credit: CC0 Public Domain New research amongst the world’s biggest consumers of dairy foods has shown that those with higher intakes of dairy fat—measured by levels of fatty acids in the blood—had a lower risk of cardiovascular disease compared to those with low intakes. Higher intakes of dairy fat were not associated with an increased …

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New data shows benefit of drug combination for metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer

New data shows benefit of drug combination for metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer

New findings by researchers at Yale Cancer Center show the drug combination of nivolumab and rucaparib shows clinical activity for patients with chemotherapy-naïve, metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). The findings are part of the CheckMate 9KD trial and will be presented on September 19, 2021, at the annual meeting of the European Society for …

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Antibody-drug conjugate shows impressive activity in patients with non-small cell lung cancer with mutation in HER2 gene

Antibody-drug conjugate shows impressive activity in patients with non-small cell lung cancer with mutation in HER2 gene

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain More than half of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) bearing a mutation in the HER2 gene had their tumors stop growing or shrink for an extended time after treatment with a drug that hitches a chemotherapy agent to a highly targeted antibody, an international clinical trial led by investigators …

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SARS-CoV-2 is evolving to get better at becoming airborne, new study shows

SARS-CoV-2 is evolving to get better at becoming airborne, new study shows

A participant breathes into a machine developed by UMD Professor Don Milton to measure virus content in breath. Credit: University of Nottingham Results of a new study led by the University of Maryland School of Public Health show that people infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 exhale infectious virus in their breath—and those infected …

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Marching band kids at risk from heat illness, case study shows

Marching band kids at risk from heat illness, case study shows

The Redcoat Marching Band performs during the Duke’s Mayo Classic game versus Clemson in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Sept. 4. Credit: Andrew Davis Tucker/UGA This time of year, you hear a lot about heat-related illnesses in athletes. Thousands of student-athletes are sidelined by heat illnesses each year, and some don’t recover. But while guidelines exist …

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Early lower respiratory tract infections associated with development of obstructive sleep apnea in children, study shows

Early lower respiratory tract infections associated with development of obstructive sleep apnea in children, study shows

Illustration of obstruction of ventilation. Credit: Habib M’henni / public domain Several birth cohorts have defined the pivotal role of early lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI) in the inception of pediatric respiratory conditions. However, the association between early LRTI and the development of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children has not been established. For the …

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Study shows protein that reverses aging of skeletal muscle

Study shows protein that reverses aging of skeletal muscle

The illustration shows a senescent muscle cell (left), including the numerous factors that led to its declining ability to divide and grow. It also shows the same type of cell after the overexpression of NANOG, which reversed many of the factors. Credit: University at Buffalo A University at Buffalo-led research team has shown that a …

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Review of insurance claims shows how practice behavior changes after approval of durvalumab

Review of insurance claims shows how practice behavior changes after approval of durvalumab

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A study presented today at the IASLC 2021 World Conference on Lung Cancer suggests how oncology practices in the United States changed after 2018, when durvalumab became available for patients with unresectable Stage III non-small cell lung cancer.  In 2018, PACIFIC trial results on durvalumab were published and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration …

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