Crowdsourced supercomputing project sets sights on coronavirus

People around the world are isolating themselves to help slow the spread of COVID-19. But there is another way those confined to their homes — but connected online — can join the fight against the novel coronavirus. Among the research programs racing to develop therapies and vaccines for this new pandemic virus is one of the largest crowdsourced supercomputing projects […]

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More girls admitted with pediatric multiple sclerosis

(HealthDay)—For pediatric patients with multiple sclerosis, there are more admissions among girls and among white children, according to a research letter published in the February 2020 issue of Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders. Kamleshun Ramphul, M.D., from the Shanghai Xin Hua Hospital, and colleagues examined aspects of pediatric multiple sclerosis using data from the Kid’s Inpatient Database 2016. The database […]

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Study: Lack of psychological support for those dealing with infertility in the UK

Psychological support for those dealing with infertility and its treatment is received by only just half of those who want it in the U.K.—with many left to suffer with anxiety, depression, or suicidal thoughts, according to a new study published in Human Fertility. Assessing how experiences of care and treatment of infertility—and more broadly involuntary childlessness due to reasons other […]

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Review: Teleneurology feasible for several neurologic disorders

Teleneurology is feasible for several neurological disorders, according to a review published online Dec. 4 in Neurology. Jamie M. Hatcher-Martin, M.D., Ph.D., from the Emory University Brain Health Center in Atlanta, and colleagues conducted a review to provide an overview of evidence-based data on the role of teleneurology in the care of patients with neurologic disorders. The researchers note that […]

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Bullying others increases the risk of developing mental health problems and vice versa

A new study at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health suggests there is a two-way relationship between bullying perpetration and mental health problems among youth in the U.S. Researchers report that bullying perpetration increased the risk of developing internalizing problems, and having internalizing problems increased the probability of bullying others. While previous research has focused on the causes and […]

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Inadequacies in current early-stage lung cancer treatment revealed

Researchers from Tohoku University and Tohoku University Hospital have revealed why some existing cancer treatments are ineffective in tackling the early-stages of lung cancer. A team led by Professor Tetsuya Kodama investigated the ability of anti-cancer agents to affect early-stage lung metastatic tumors. The team developed a mouse model of lung metastasis that can produce lesions (less than 100 μm), […]

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High levels of screen use associated with symptoms of anxiety in adolescence

A new study, by researchers Drs. Boers, Afzali and Conrod who are affiliated with CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center and the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Montreal, reveals that social media use, television viewing and computer use, but not video gaming, are linked to an increase in anxiety symptoms among adolescents. The study, published in academic outlet the Canadian […]

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Autism-related genetic mutations occur in aging brains of Alzheimer’s patients

Researchers believe that autism is caused by mutations that occur sporadically in the egg or sperm or during pregnancy. Activity-dependent neuroprotective protein (ADNP) is a dominant gene whose de novo (during pregnancy) mutations are known to cause autism-related intellectual disabilities. A new Tel Aviv University study has found that ADNP mutations continue to occur in old age and accumulate in […]

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