Multi-drug resistant infection about to evolve within cystic fibrosis patients — ScienceDaily

Scientists have been able to track how a multi-drug resistant organism is able to evolve and spread widely among cystic fibrosis patients — showing that it can evolve rapidly within an individual during chronic infection. The researchers say their findings highlight the need to treat patients with Mycobacterium abscessus infection immediately, counter to current medical […]

Hippocampal maps predict context-dependent behavior — ScienceDaily

Successful navigation requires the ability to separate memories in a context-dependent manner. For example, to find lost keys, one must first remember whether the keys were left in the kitchen or the office. How does the human brain retrieve the contextual memories that drive behavior? J.B. Julian of the Princeton Neuroscience Institute at Princeton University, […]

US is reaching a ‘tipping point’ for the number of people willing to get vaccinated

The U.S. is reaching a ‘tipping point’ in the number of people willing to get vaccinated against COVID-19, a new report published on Tuesday finds. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), vaccine supply will outpace demand within the next two to four weeks.  Most experts say that at least 70 percent of the population […]

Differing immune responses discovered in asymptomatic cases vs those with severe COVID-19 — ScienceDaily

The largest study of its type in the UK has identified differences in the immune response to COVID-19, between people with no symptoms, compared to those suffering a more serious reaction to the virus. Researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, Newcastle University, University College London, University of Cambridge, EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) and their […]

But protective effects seen only among women, study finds — ScienceDaily

Taking multivitamins, omega-3, probiotics or vitamin D supplements may lessen the risk of testing positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19 infection — at least among women — indicates a large population study, published online in the journal BMJ Nutrition Prevention & Health. But taking any of vitamin C, zinc, or garlic supplements wasn’t […]

Tiny implantable tool for light-sheet imaging of brain activity — ScienceDaily

Tools that allow neuroscientists to record and quantify functional activity within the living brain are in great demand. Traditionally, researchers have used techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging, but this method cannot record neural activity with high spatial resolution or in moving subjects. In recent years, a technology called optogenetics has shown considerable success […]

Mother who was given five per cent chance of survival loses four limbs

A brave mother who had four limbs amputated and was given a five per cent chance of surviving after contracting sepsis admits she ‘wished she was dead’ due to the illness. Allison Friday, 56, from Hartlepool, County Durham, was put into a coma in February last year and her family was told to prepare for the […]

Coronavirus: Just half of carers vaccinated in London borough with South Africa variant outbreak

Real name: B.1.351 When and where was it discovered?  Scientists first noticed in December 2020 that the variant, named B.1.351, was genetically different in a way that could change how it acts. It was picked up through random genetic sampling of swabs submitted by people testing positive for the virus, and was first found in […]

An evolutionary history of compromises — ScienceDaily

Evolutionary anthropologists from the University of Vienna and colleagues now present evidence for a different explanation, published in PNAS. A larger bony pelvic canal is disadvantageous for the pelvic floor’s ability to support the fetus and the inner organs and predisposes one to incontinence. The human pelvis is simultaneously subject to obstetric selection, favoring a […]

One year of SARS-CoV-2 evolution — ScienceDaily

A number of SARS-CoV-2 variants have emerged from immunocompromised hosts, research has identified. It is thought that variants of concern — including B.1.1.7, a variant first identified in Kent — were a result of long-term infection in people with a weakened immune system. Persistent infections in immunocompromised people could cause the virus to mutate more […]

Toxic gas in rat brains shows potential for new dementia treatments — ScienceDaily

A potential treatment for dementia and epilepsy could look to reduce the amounts of a toxic gas in the brain has been revealed in a new study using rat brain cells. The research published in Scientific Reports today [Wednesday 14 April] shows that treatments to reduce levels of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) in the brain may […]

Covid US: Rolling daily average of new cases hits 66,000 – the highest number in a MONTH

Coronavirus cases continue to rise across the United States, fueling fears of a fourth wave as officials urge Americans to keep following public health measures. On Monday, the U.S. recorded 69,417 new infections with a seven-day rolling average of 66,159, the highest figure in about a month. In the last week alone, the average number […]

US is seeing 4% more Covid cases a day compared to last week

After weeks of encouraging declines, coronavirus cases in the U.S. are on the rise again, with the average number of daily infections rising to nearly 57,000 on Wednesday – four percent higher than they were a week earlier, according to a analysis of Johns Hopkins University data.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) […]

Losing weight through exercise: Why physical activity entices you to eat more – and how to fight it –

Worldwide 39 percent of the adults were overweight in 2016, according to statistics of the World Health Organization. In the US the prevalence of obesity was 42.4 percent in 2017/2018, according to a survey of the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). Concurrently millions of people want to lose weight. Physical exercise is an important […]

That five-star rating? It doesn’t say what you think it does — ScienceDaily

Five-star ratings are no guarantee to lead you to the perfect barber who truly understands your hair or to the espresso machine that brews a perfect cup of coffee. That’s because most products online are now rated positively, making it harder than ever to truly discern whether they will succeed in the marketplace. A new […]

Fried chicken sandwich: McDonald’s and Taco Bell debut new versions

“Chicken has been identified as an opportunity for growth across the industry, with chicken almost [twice] the size of beef globally and growing at a faster rate,” wrote Credit Suisse analyst Lauren Silberman in a recent note. “We expect competition to heat up in 2021.” They certainly are. Here’s what’s new in the chicken clash. […]

Best yoga mats of 2021

(CNN) —   Not all yoga mats are created equally. Key things to keep in mind when mat shopping are grip, thickness, material and size — not to mention your preferred workout. If you’re an advanced yogi who prefers feeling rooted to the floor, for example, you’re going to want a thinner mat. Recovering from […]

The death of the Team USA coach who faced felony abuse charges was an ‘escape from justice,’ former gymnast says

“He tortured and abused little girls, myself included, for more than 30 years and was able to cheat justice,” said Klein, who had identified herself as the first to be abused by former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar. Geddert, who took his own life Thursday after news of the charges, was the former owner […]

The week in 43 photos

Law enforcement officers investigate the scene of Tiger Woods’ rollover crash in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, on Tuesday, February 23. The golf icon sustained serious leg injuries in the accident. Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/Shutterstock Members of Congress observe a moment of silence on the steps of the US Capitol on Tuesday, February 23. More than […]

John Geddert, who had ties to Larry Nassar, found dead after being charged with human trafficking and sex crimes, officials say

The 63-year-old was facing charges that included human trafficking, criminal sexual conduct and lying to a peace officer, a release from Nessel’s office read. Geddert had been expected to turn himself in and be arraigned on Thursday afternoon. “My office has been notified that the body of John Geddert was found late this afternoon after […]

Ron Johnson: Why the senator’s fringe conspiracy theories are so alarming (opinion)

It would be OK, for example, to guffaw at Republican Sen. Ron Johnson, after he sat in the Senate on Tuesday, during the first hearing investigating the January coup attempt by followers of then-President Donald Trump, and offered an alternative reality about what occurred. The notion was so far from the plain truth that it […]

What SCOTUS ruling means for Manhattan DA’s Trump criminal investigation

The district attorney’s office, led by Cyrus Vance, is expected to have access to the records within the next few days, according to people familiar with the matter. Vance’s office and Trump’s long-time accounting firm Mazars USA, which was subpoenaed for the records, have been in discussions for months about how the documents, mainly in […]

What Matters: What America’s next pandemic year will look like

As we enter our second year with Covid, it’s becoming more and more clear that it will take more time to get back to how life looked in February of 2020. There will be permanent changes to the way we interact, work, travel, eat and learn. When you find yourself wondering, as I often do, […]

In one morning, the Supreme Court looked to rid itself of the Trump era

It’s as if the justices, in one day, sought to wipe their hands of lingering issues that had been heralded by the former President in a cascade of tweets, legal filings and statements during the last months of his administration. The focus on Monday was not Trump administration policies, but instead disputes deeply personal to […]

Proclamation Duo sale: Take $20 off the pan set

(CNN) —   Proclamation Goods Co. is making a name for itself with high-quality, made-in-the-USA pots and pans — and if you need to upgrade your cookware after almost a year of lockdown-spurred heavy use, now’s the time to do it. Now, our readers can take $20 off their purchase of the Proclamation Duo, a […]

Joe Biden is president, but Donald Trump’s election lies are still being amplified by his media allies

USA Today and Suffolk U conducted a survey of 1,000 Trump voters, identified via 2020 polls, in the past week. The results reaffirm that Donald Trump’s big lies are now part of the bedrock of the Republican Party. Riot denialism, for example: “Most Trump voters embrace a version of events on Jan. 6 that has […]

Texas outages: About half of Texans still have issues with their water supply

Winter storms wreaking havoc in the US Mark Majkrzak gives out water bottles to people in Austin, Texas, on Friday, February 19. Majkrzak, the founder of Rain Pure Mountain Spring Water, said he drove from Georgia to deliver the water. Winter storms wreaking havoc in the US Brendan Waldon repairs a utility pole in Odessa, […]

Manhattan district attorney subpoenas NYC property tax agency in Trump Organization probe

“The New York City Tax Commission has received a subpoena from the Manhattan District Attorney regarding Trump Organization properties,” Laura Feyer, a spokesperson for the New York City Mayor, which also speaks on behalf of the property tax agency’s office, told CNN. Reuters first reported on the subpoena. Feyer did not comment further on the […]

How to help and get help

Arts and culture How to give American Guild of Musical Arts Relief Fund: The AGMA is a labor union that represents artists involved in America’s operatic, choral and dance heritages. Their relief fund will support members who have lost opportunities and income during the coronavirus crisis. Broadway Cares: This non-profit helps vulnerable people in the […]

NFL: Kicked out of basketball, Sarah Thomasmade it to the Super Bowl

Sarah Thomas had deliberately loaded it onto her playlist and she became emotional. “You’re broken down and tired of living life on a merry-go-round,” Day sings, “But I promise we’ll take the world to its feet and move mountains.” And another glass ceiling had been shattered. ‘Go out for the boys team’ When she was […]

Manhattan district attorney bolsters team investigating possible fraud claims against Trump and his company

Mark Pomerantz, a former federal prosecutor in Manhattan and a well-regarded defense lawyer and trial attorney with an expertise in financial institutions, was sworn into office earlier this month as a special assistant district attorney, Danny Frost, a spokesman for District Attorney Cy Vance, told CNN. Vance’s office is investigating whether the Trump Organization violated […]

Madonna’s daughter Lourdes announced as the new face of Marc Jacobs

Written by Leah Dolan, CNN Lourdes “Lola” Leon, daughter of pop icon Madonna, is the new face for The Marc Jacobs’ Spring 2021 campaign. The American label announced the alliance yesterday with the release of a handful of vibrant images from the accessory collection shoot. In it, Leon is a maximalist’s dream — kitted out […]

Norway, the UK and Canada are not climate champions. They are climate hypocrites. Here’s why

Many countries produce fossil fuels despite committing to combat climate change. But Canada, Norway and the UK stand out because they are doing that while positioning themselves as climate champions. “The UK is leading the world in the fight against climate change,” a spokesperson from the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, told […]

Presidents Day Sales 2021 – CNN Underscored

(CNN) —   Another long weekend, another set of sales to shop — and these deals are worthy of the highest office in the land. Presidents Day weekend means dozens of discounts on everything you’ve been waiting to buy, from mattresses and kitchen appliances to fashion, furniture and electronics. The sales listed below have our […]

Mohonte ekzistencën e koronavirusit, konspiracionisti i njohur infektohet me COVID. Thoshte mos u testoni, por për vete testin e bëri

Alfred Cako i njohur si konspiracionist është infektuar me Covid. Cako është një nga personat që ka mohuar ekzistencën e virusit madje për vaksinën është shprehur se është një formë eutanazie për të ulur numrin e popullsisë në botë. Në daljet e tij televizive ai është shprehur se koronavirusi është një plan për të zhdukur […]

Pse është e mundur të dalim pozitivë për koronavirus edhe pas vaksinimit?

Vaksina kundër COVID-19 s’ siguron mbrojtje të plotë ose të menjëhershme, që do të thotë se akoma është e mundur të infektoheni dhe të dilni pozitiv për coronavirusin. Sipas Qendrës Amerikane për Kontrollin dhe Parandalimin e Sëmundjeve (CDC), duhen disa ditë, deri në disa javë që vaksina të fillojë të tregojë efekt në trup. “duhet […]

Investing In Particular Person Stocks & Different Etfs

Resolve What Number Of Shares To Purchase It ought to be noted that stock costs do fluctuate all through the trading day as the ebb and circulate of supply and demand dictate within the monetary markets. Liquidity is essential so as to buy sell market usa and promote stocks under the prevailing market value. Stocks […]

Dapansutril kann entzündliche Reaktionen im Gehirn von Mäusen verhindern

Neuroinflammation spielt beim Verlauf der Alzheimer-Krankheit eine wichtige Rolle. Forschende der Technischen Universität Braunschweig konnten in einer Studie mit Mäusen zeigen, dass die Substanz Dapansutril solche Entzündungsprozesse im Gehirn verhindern kann.  Um Krankheitserreger unschädlich zu machen, aktivieren Immunzellen des Gehirns spezielle Proteinkomplexe, die Inflammasome. Diese lösen eine Neuroinflammation aus, die in der Regel mit der […]

California announces regional lockdown plan as Covid-19 overwhelms hospitals

Issued on: 03/12/2020 – 23:57 The number of U.S. COVID-19 hospitalizations topped 100,000 for the first time, as California Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday said he was likely to impose stay-at-home orders on every region of the state except the San Francisco Bay Area later this week. California’s new policy will take effect in any […]

US Justice Department lawsuit says Facebook favoured immigrants over US workers

Issued on: 03/12/2020 – 21:59 The Trump administration on Thursday sued Facebook, accusing it of discriminating against American workers by favoring immigrant applicants for thousands of high-paying jobs. “The Department of Justice’s lawsuit alleges that Facebook engaged in intentional and widespread violations of the law, by setting aside positions for temporary visa holders instead of […]

Biden vows to aid workers hit by Covid-19 pandemic while Trump hints at 2024 run

Issued on: 03/12/2020 – 09:22 President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday promised a group of workers hit by the raging Covid-19 pandemic that more aid would be on the way, while President Donald Trump hinted he may be ready to begin planning another run for the White House in 2024. Biden, who has pledged to act […]

Officials warn of bleak winter as US Covid-19 hospitalisations reach record 100,000

Issued on: 03/12/2020 – 04:27 The head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned on Wednesday the COVID-19 pandemic, still raging with unprecedented fury nationwide, will pose the country’s grimmest health crisis yet over the next few months, before vaccines become widely available. CDC Director Dr Robert Redfield urged stricter adherence to […]

Pompeo criticises Turkey over Russian missiles, alliance reforms at NATO talks

Issued on: 02/12/2020 – 22:25 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo strongly criticised Turkey at a NATO ministerial meeting, participants told AFP on Wednesday, raising the hopes of some allies pushing for sanctions against Ankara. A US spokesman would not confirm or deny the details of Pompeo‘s participation in Tuesday’s foreign minister’s videoconference, but several […]

Bordi Mbikëqyrës i Facebook-ut merr në shqyrtim gjashtë rastet e para

Bordi mbikëqyrës i kompanisë Facebook ka njoftuar rastet e para që do të shqyrtojë për të përcaktuar Po qe se do të rrëzojë apo do të mbajë në fuqi vendimet e gjigantit të mediave sociale për të hequr postime të caktuara. Roli i bordit të krijuar në tetor, do të jetë vlerësimi i rasteve të […]

Pfizer und BioNTech erhalten weltweit erste Zulassung für COVID-19-Impfstoff

Die britische Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) hat die Genehmigung einer temporären Notfallzulassung für den mRNA-basierten COVID-19-Impfstoffkandidaten BNT162b2 von Pfizer und BioNTech erteilt. Das teilten die Unternehmen heute (2. Dezember) mit. Es handele sich um die weltweit erste Notfallzulassung eines in einer Phase-III-Studie getesteten Impfstoffes zur Bekämpfung der COVID-19-Pandemie, erklärten die Unternehmen. Man […]

Vorschläge erbeten: 5. ICO Ophthalmic Pathology Award

Der ICO Ophthalmic Pathology Award und die mit ihm verbundene Ehren-Lecture erinnern an Prof. Gottfried O. H. Naumann, ICO-Präsident von 1998 bis 2006, hier bei der Verleihung der Albrecht von Graefe-Medaille im Jahr 2006 durch die DOG. Foto: Kaulard/Biermann Medizin (Archiv) Das International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) lädt dazu ein, Vorschläge für die Verleihung des […]

US attorney general says no evidence of fraud to alter election result

Issued on: 02/12/2020 – 02:53 The US attorney general rejected Republican claims of significant voter fraud in the presidential election on Tuesday, adding to the pressure on President Donald Trump to give up his quixotic effort to overturn Joe Biden’s clear victory. “To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have […]

US Justice Dept investigating potential White House ‘pay-for-pardon’ scheme

Issued on: 02/12/2020 – 02:43 The U.S. Justice Department is investigating a potential crime related to funneling money to the White House in exchange for a presidential pardon, according to court documents unsealed in federal court. U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell on Tuesday released a heavily redacted order that described what she called a “bribery-for-pardon” […]

Swallowing alcohol-based hand sanitizer can kill, warns analysis of coroners’ reports

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Swallowing alcohol-based hand sanitiser can kill, warns an analysis of two such deaths identified in coroners’ reports, and published in the journal BMJ Evidence Based Medicine. But the public is largely unaware of the potential safety hazards of this form of hand hygiene, which has become commonplace in homes, hospitals, schools, […]

Trump’s controversial Covid-19 advisor resigns

Issued on: 01/12/2020 – 03:19 One of President Donald Trump’s favoured coronavirus advisors who sparked controversy over his comments against mask-wearing and other issues has resigned, US media reported Monday. Fox News obtained the resignation letter dated December 1 for Scott Atlas, who lacked relevant experience or qualifications in public health or infectious disease.  The […]

President-elect Joe Biden picks Janet Yellen for US treasury secretary

Issued on: 01/12/2020 – 03:25 President-elect Joe Biden announced Monday he will nominate former Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen to lead the Treasury, topping a slate of economic officials who would break racial and gender barriers in the US government. The rollout of Biden‘s economic team comes after running mate Kamala Harris made history as […]

Iranian official blames Paris-based opposition, Israel for death of nuclear scientist

Issued on: 30/11/2020 – 21:12 As a top nuclear scientist was laid to rest in Tehran on Monday, a senior Iranian official said a Paris-based opposition group was suspected of involvement in his assassination alongside Israel and the United States. No one has claimed responsibility for the killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, who died when his […]

DGPPN ehrt Wolfgang Gaebel mit Wilhelm-Griesinger-Medaille

Prof. Wolfgang Gaebel hat für sein langjähriges Engagement für das Fachgebiet der Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie im Bereich der Forschung, Lehre, Versorgung und Entstigmatisierung psychischer Erkrankungen die Wilhelm-Griesinger-Medaille der DGPPN erhalten. Mit der Wilhelm-Griesinger-Medaille würdigt die DGPPN in diesem Jahr den Psychiater und langjährigen Direktor der Klinik und Poliklinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie der Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf […]

Moderna seeks US, European regulators approval for emergency use of its Covid vaccine

Moderna Inc. said it would ask U.S. and European regulators Monday to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine as new study results confirm the shots offer strong protection — ramping up the race to begin limited vaccinations as the coronavirus rampage worsens. Multiple vaccine candidates must succeed for the world to stamp out the […]

Gen-Defekt entschlüsselt – Erstmals weltweite Diagnosen möglich

Ein internationales Forscherteam hat die Ursachen einer schwerwiegenden Entwicklungsstörung entschlüsselt, von der vor allem Kinder und Jugendliche betroffen sind, und ebnet damit den Weg für neue, individuelle Therapien.  Die Wissenschaft geht davon aus, dass weltweit bis zu 400 Millionen Menschen im Laufe ihres Lebens von genetischen Störungen betroffen sind. Auslöser solcher Störungen sind Gen-Mutationen, die […]

Crisaborol bei Atopischer Dermatitis: Kortisonfreie Behandlungsoption

©Zerbor – Daten einer Phase-IV-Studie bestätigen das günstige Sicherheitsprofil von Crisaborol-Salbe 2 % bei Kindern mit Atopischer Dermatitis (AD) im Alter von 3–24 Monaten. Crisaborol-Salbe 2% ist eine kortisonfreie Behandlungsoption, welche aktuell in mehreren Ländern (USA, Kanada, Israel und Australien) bereits für die Altersgruppe ab 2 Jahren zugelassen ist. Die Effekte beruhen auf der Hemmung des […]

Biden fractures his foot while playing with his dog

Issued on: 30/11/2020 – 04:05 US president-elect Joe Biden has a foot fracture and will likely have to wear a medical boot, his team said Sunday after the 78-year-old was taken to the doctor because he had slipped while playing with his dog. Biden, who will become the oldest US president upon his January swearing-in, […]

Bolsonaro suffers losses, centre-right makes gains in Brazil local polls

Issued on: 30/11/2020 – 03:39 Far-right President Jair Bolsonaro’s candidates suffered further defeats Sunday and the traditional centre-right emerged stronger in municipal runoff elections seen as a gauge of where things stand in Brazilian politics ahead of presidential polls in 2022. Brazil‘s biggest cities, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, both elected experienced centre-right mayors […]

Fauci warns of post-Thanksgiving surge in US Covid-19 cases

America should prepare for a “surge upon a surge” in coronavirus cases as millions of travellers return home after the Thanksgiving holiday, top US scientist Anthony Fauci warned Sunday. The United States is the worst-affected country, with 266,074 Covid-19 deaths, and President Donald Trump‘s administration has issued conflicting messages on mask-wearing, travel and the danger posed by […]

US President-elect Joe Biden chooses all-female White House communications team

Issued on: 30/11/2020 – 00:55 President-elect Joe Biden will have an all-female senior communications team at his White House, led by campaign communications director Kate Bedingfield. Bedingfield will serve as Biden’s White House communications director, and Jen Psaki, a longtime Democratic spokeswoman, will be his press secretary. Biden also plans to name Neera Tanden, the […]

Making Bar Trivia Virtual – The New York Times

“There was a very concerted call and an effort within the trivia community to make sure that you’re not just asking questions about white America and white Americana,” Ms. Yu said. Newcomers to trivia, even those with decent general knowledge and a trove of weirder info lodged somewhere in the hippocampus, may find quiz questions […]

LA residents face off against officers evicting homeless families from state-owned houses on Thanksgiving

Issued on: 27/11/2020 – 17:55 Residents and protesters in Los Angeles, California confronted law enforcement officers violently evicting homeless and housing-insecure families from state-owned houses at night on November 25 and 26. The families, members of a local housing activist group, argued that they were using the homes to “shelter in place” as Covid-19 cases […]

Trump says he will leave the White House if US Electoral College votes for Biden

Issued on: 27/11/2020 – 00:18 U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will leave the White House if the Electoral College votes for President-elect Joe Biden, the closest he has come to conceding the Nov. 3 election, even as he reiterated his unfounded claims of massive voter fraud. Speaking to reporters on the Thanksgiving holiday, Republican Trump said […]

Molluscum contagiosum: Erprobung eines Stickoxid-freisetzenden Gels

©Zerbor – Obwohl ein breites Armamentarium an topischen und systemischen Therapien zur Therapie von Molluscum contagiosum (MC) Anwendung findet, ist keines der Verfahren hinreichend evaluiert oder durch die US-amerikanische Zulassungsbehörde (Food and Drug Administration, FDA) zugelassen. In einer aktuellen Studie unter der Leitung von Adelaide A Hebert, UTHealth McGovern Medical School, Houston, USA, die […]

Weltweit größter Andrologie-Kongress geht online

Es ist ein Novum in der Andrologie: Erstmals in ihrer Geschichte veranstalten die International Society of Andrology (ISA), die European Academy of Andrology (EAA) und die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Andrologie (DGA) einen gemeinsamen Kongress – coronabedingt digital. Nach der Devise „drei Gesellschaften – ein Kongress“ wurde der 12th International, 11th European and 32nd German Congress of Andrology, kurz Andrology 2020, ins Leben gerufen. Andrology […]

Inventur der Proteine – Biermann Medizin

Prof. Dr. Florian Meier baut am UKJ eine Arbeitsgruppe für Funktionelle Proteomanalyse auf. © Michael Szabó, Universitätsklinikum Jena Prof. Dr. Florian Meier baut am Universitätsklinikum Jena (UKJ) eine Arbeitsgruppe für Funktionelle Proteomanalyse auf. Die Serviceingenieure sind eben erst fertig geworden mit dem Aufbau eines Hochleistungsmassenspektrometers im Forschungszentrum des Klinikums in Lobeda. Diese Analysetechnik der neuesten […]

Biden urges a cautious Thanksgiving as Trump rages on against election loss

Issued on: 26/11/2020 – 00:26 On a day of grace and grievance, President-elect Joe Biden summoned Americans on Wednesday to join in common purpose against the coronavirus pandemic and their political divisions while the man he will replace stoked the fading embers of his campaign to “turn the election over.” Biden, in a Thanksgiving-eve address […]

Universität Greifswald verkauft geschütztes Verfahren PEMP

Die Universität Greifswald hat die Patentanmeldung für ein spezifisch genutztes Verfahren an die NIPOKA GmbH verkauft. Das Start-up hat seine Laborräume mit einem Superresolution Mikroskop im BioTechnikum Greifswald (WITENO GmbH). Weltweit leiden bis zu 17 Prozent der Bevölkerung an Nierenerkrankungen – Tendenz stark steigend. Da es bisher keine heilende Therapie oder entsprechende Medikamente zur Behandlung […]

Du bist, was du isst

Wissenschaftlerin aus den USA verstärkt das Team der SRH Hochschule für Gesundheit im Trendstudiengang Ernährungstherapie und –beratung. „Deine Nahrungsmittel seien deine Heilmittel“ wusste bereits Hippokrates. Dieser Leitspruch wird in unserer Gesellschaft immer relevanter, insbesondere da Erkrankungen wie Diabetes oder Adipositas rasant zunehmen. Gerade deshalb ist es notwendig, eine hochwertige Bildungsgrundlage für ErnährungstherapeutInnen und -beraterInnen von […]

In appointing John Kerry to top role, Biden shows he’s serious about climate

By appointing former senator and secretary of state John Kerry as the first ever US climate leader, President-elect Joe Biden is sending a clear message. He’s not only reversing President Donald Trump’s reversal of America’s commitments to fighting climate change – he also plans to push these commitments much further. “For the first time ever, the […]

Krankheitsgen identifiziert: CLCN6-Mutation als Ursache lysosomal bedingter Neurodegeneration

Eine Mutation im CLCN6-Gen ist Ursache einer besonders schweren neurodegenerativen Form der lysosomalen Erbkrankheit. Diesen Nachweis haben jetzt Wissenschaftler vom Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP) und vom Max-Delbrück-Centrum für Molekulare Medizin (MDC) zusammen mit einem internationalen Forscherteam erbracht, nachdem bei drei betroffenen Kindern die gleiche Punktmutation gefunden wurde. Unter dem Begriff „lysosomale Speicherkrankheit“ werden eine […]

Mysterious obelisk in US desert captures conspiracy theorists’ imaginations

Issued on: 25/11/2020 – 09:15Modified: 25/11/2020 – 09:17 A mysterious metal obelisk found buried in the remote western United States desert has inflamed the imaginations of UFO spotters, conspiracy theorists and Stanley Kubrick fans around the world. The shiny, triangular pillar — which protrudes approximately 12 feet from the red rocks of southern Utah — […]

‘America is back’, says Biden as he introduces new national security team

Issued on: 24/11/2020 – 23:41 President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday introduced a seasoned national security team which he said was prepared to resume US leadership of the world once Donald Trump leaves the White House. The six women and men he has chosen to be his key diplomats and intelligence advisors said they would implement a return […]

American Medical Association, the nation’s largest group of doctors, deems racism a ‘public health threat’

Credit: CC0 Public Domain As the coronavirus pandemic continues to threaten hard-hit minority communities, the nation’s largest association of doctors has passed a policy that recognizes racism as a public health threat. The new policy recognizes racism as a social determinant of health and highlights the health disparities and lack of access to health care […]

Mausmodell: Zusatz in antimikrobieller Seife verstärkt Fettlebererkrankung

Forscher der University of California San Diego School of Medicine (USA) haben Hinweise darauf gefunden, dass Triclosan – ein antimikrobielles Mittel, das in vielen Seifen und anderen Haushaltsprodukten enthalten ist – eine Fettlebererkrankung bei Mäusen verschlimmert, die eine fettreiche Ernährung erhalten. Die Studie beschreibt auch die molekularen Mechanismen, durch die Triclosan den Stoffwechsel und das […]

US President-elect Biden to pick ex-Fed chair Yellen as first female US Treasury chief

Issued on: 24/11/2020 – 05:29 President-elect Joe Biden will nominate former Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen to head the US Treasury, a choice that, if confirmed by the Senate, would make her the first woman in the job. The 74-year-old, whose nomination was confirmed to AFP by a financial source close to the Biden administration, would be […]

Trump authorises his government to begin transition to President-elect Joe Biden

Issued on: 24/11/2020 – 00:57 President Donald Trump said Monday he no longer opposes government aid for Joe Biden’s transition team in his closest statement yet to finally conceding he lost the US election. Trump’s tweet that the General Services Administration should “do what needs to be done” came after the agency’s head Emily Murphy said […]

Former CIA Director Leon Panetta: ‘Donald Trump is damaging US national security’

Issued on: 23/11/2020 – 19:52Modified: 23/11/2020 – 19:54 THE INTERVIEW © FRANCE 24 In an interview with FRANCE 24, Leon Panetta, former US Secretary of Defense and former CIA Director, discussed President Donald Trump’s refusal to concede the presidential race to Joe Biden, a situation the US has never experienced. He added that Trump, who has […]

US President-elect Biden to nominate long-time adviser Blinken for secretary of state

President-elect Joe Biden is building out his administration with several key picks for national security and foreign policy roles. John Kerry, a former secretary of state, will lead the incoming administration’s effort to combat climate change. Alejandro Mayorkas will be nominated as the secretary for the Department of Homeland Security. Biden also plans to nominate […]

Herzmuskelentzündung nach Covid-19? Fall Möser beschäftigt Eishockey

Eine Corona-Infektion kann auch Folgen auf die Herzfunktion haben. Davon gehen Mediziner schon länger aus. Ein Fall in der Deutschen Eishockey Liga scheint dies zu bestätigen. Die Grizzlys Wolfsburg haben ihn nun öffentlich gemacht – auch um aufzuschrecken. Eine Herzmuskelentzündung bei dem deutschen Eishockey-Profi Janik Möser geht nach Einschätzung der behandelnden Ärzte und seines Vereins […]

China beat the coronavirus with science and strong public health measures, not just with authoritarianism

One of the Wuhan train stations in fall 2020. The city reopened in April 2020 after a total shutdown. Credit: Liu Yan, CC BY-SA I live in a democracy. But as Thanksgiving approaches, I find myself longing for the type of freedom I am seeing in China. People in China are able to move around […]

Good Sleep Habits Tied to Lower Risk of Heart Failure

A combination of healthy sleep habits may help reduce the risk for heart failure, new research suggests. Scientists studied 408,802 generally healthy people aged 27 to 73 between 2006 and 2010, collecting information on their sleep habits. Each person got a zero-to-five “healthy sleep score,” based on five healthy sleep practices: being a “morning person”; […]

Public buy-in for vaccines essential to stall COVID’s rising tide

Saad Omer. Credit: Dan Renzetti Yale’s Saad Omer has devoted his career to studying the spread of respiratory diseases like influenza and SARS CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, and how society can increase vaccination rates. In an interview with YaleNews, Omer, a professor at Yale School of Medicine and director of the Yale Institute for Global […]

Stationäre Behandlung von COVID-19-Patienten: Neue S2k-Leitlinie veröffentlicht

Seit dem 23. November ist eine neue S2k-Leitlinie öffentlich, die Empfehlungen zur stationären Therapie von Patienten mit COVID-19 umfasst. Sie erweitert die bereits seit März 2020 vorliegende intensivmedizinische S1-Leitlinie um den gesamtstationären Bereich und gibt damit Krankenhausärzten erstmals eine ganzheitliche und fächerübergreifende Handlungsanweisung an die Hand. Federführend waren drei Fachgesellschaften an der Erstellung beteiligt – […]

20 vite në terr për rastin e vrasjes së Xhemail Mustafës

Janë bërë 20 vite që nga vrasja e zëdhënësit të Lidhjes Demokratike të Kosovës dhe gazetarit Xhemail Mustafa. Ky 20 vjetor akoma gjejnë rastin e pazbardhur dhe askënd të dënuar për këtë vrasje. Më 23 nëntor 2000, veprimtari politik ishte qëlluar për vdekje nga dy persona të armatosur në hyrjen e banesës së tij në […]

AstraZeneca: Impfstoff besitzt 70 Prozent Wirksamkeit gegen COVID-19

Nach den vielversprechenden Nachrichten aus Deutschland und den USA legt nun die britisch-schwedische Firma AstraZeneca nach: Ihr Impfstoff soll ebenfalls wirksam gegen COVID-19 sein. Er ist eines der Mittel, auf das die EU große Hoffnungen setzt. Die Mitteilung des Unternehmens basiert auf  Zwischenergebnissen aus der wichtigen Testphase III. Berücksichtigt wurden Daten zweier klinischer Studien mit unterschiedlicher […]

S3-Leitlinie Hodgkin-Lymphom aktualisiert – Biermann Medizin

Das Leitlinienprogramm Onkologie hat unter Federführung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Hämatologie und Medizinische Onkologie (DGHO) die S3-Leitlinie zur Diagnostik, Therapie und Nachsorge des Hodgkin-Lymphoms bei erwachsenen Patienten ab 18 Jahren überarbeitet und neue Empfehlungen formuliert, etwa zu bildgebenden Untersuchungsverfahren, der Therapie von Subgruppen und der Rehabilitation. Das Hodgkin-Lymphom ist eine bösartige Erkrankung des lymphatischen Systems […]

Teknologjia, taktikat dhe këshillat turke rezultuan me fitore të Azerbajxhanit në Nagorno Karabak

Azerbajxhanit i janë dashur vetëm 43 ditë për të fituar sërish territorin e vet pranë rajonit të Nagorno Karabakut – shtatë rajonet malore dhe kodrinat që janë okupuar nga separatistët armenë prej kohës së dështimeve të Bakus në fushëbetejë në fillim të viteve 1990. Analistët thonë se tre faktorë sqarojnë pse Azerbajxhani ka qenë kaq […]

Netanyahu, vizitë sekrete në Arabinë Saudite

Disa media izraelite kanë raportuar se kryeministri i këtij vendi, Benjamin Netanyahu ka vizituar në mënyrë sekrete Arabinë Saudite më 22 nëntor, për të takuar udhëheqësin de fakto të mbretërisë, si dhe Sekretarin amerikan të Shtetit, Mike Pompeo. Transmetuesi publik izraelit, Kan, ka cituar disa zyrtarë anonimë të Izraelit duke konfirmuar se Netanyahu dhe udhëheqësi […]

Qualitätsverträge: BVMed fordert mehr Beteiligungsmöglichkeiten für MedTech-Hersteller

BVMed-Geschäftsführer Dr. Marc-Pierre Möll. Foto: BVMed | Darius Ramazani Der Bundesverband Medizintechnologie, BVMed, unterstützt in seiner Stellungnahme zum Gesundheitsversorgungs-Weiterentwicklungsgesetz (GVWG) das Vorhaben von Bundesgesundheitsminister Jens Spahn, Qualitätsverträge in Deutschland aufzuwerten und weiter auszubauen. Auf der Verbändeanhörung zum GVWG am 19. November hat sich der BVMed unter anderem aber auch für eine stärkere Ausweitung der Qualitätsverträge […]

The Risks of Another Epidemic: Teenage Vaping

In a review published last December in the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine, Dr. Rome and her co-author, Perry Dinardo, challenged the public perception that vaping is harmless, or “at least less harmful than cigarette smoking.” While it’s likely to be true that vaping may be less hazardous than tobacco cigarettes, since the vaped aerosols […]

Can an Algorithm Prevent Suicide?

The algorithm is built on an analysis of thousands of previous suicides in the V.A.’s database, dating to 2008. The computer mixes and shuffles scores of facts from the medical records — age, marital status, diagnoses, prescriptions — and settles on the factors that together are most strongly associated with suicide risk. The V.A. model […]

Netanyahu made secret trip to Saudi Arabia, met MBS, says Israeli media

Issued on: 23/11/2020 – 10:41 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu secretly visited Saudi Arabia on Sunday and met Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) and visiting US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo there, Israel’s Kan public radio and ArmyRadio said on Monday.  The broadcaster cited unnamed Israeli officials as saying that Netanyahu and the head of […]

Snapshots of Daily Life in a Remote Region of Portugal

At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, with travel restrictions in place worldwide, we launched a new series — The World Through a Lens — in which photojournalists help transport you, virtually, to some of our planet’s most beautiful and intriguing places. This week, André Vieira shares a collection of images from Portugal. The Barroso, […]

Qualitätsanforderungen für Lungenzentren stehen fest

Krankenhäuser, die zukünftig als Lungenzentren finanzielle Zuschläge erhalten wollen, müssen dafür Qualitätsanforderungen des Gemeinsamen Bundesausschusses (G-BA) erfüllen. Die entsprechenden Details hat der G-BA am 20. November in seinen Zentrums-​Regelungen ergänzt. Werden die bundeseinheitlichen G-​BA-Voraussetzungen – beispielsweise zu Art und Anzahl von Fachabteilungen, Mindestfallzahlen und Kooperationen – eingehalten, kann das Krankenhaus damit als Kompetenz-​ und Koordinierungszentrum […]

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong to plead guilty at trial over protest involvement

Issued on: 23/11/2020 – 04:37 Prominent Hong Kong dissident Joshua Wong announced he and two other leading activists will plead guilty at the opening of a trial over their involvement in last year’s protests on Monday, adding he expects to be jailed. Hong Kong was convulsed by seven straight months of huge and often violent […]

US hopes to start Covid-19 vaccinations by mid-December, says health official

The United States hopes to begin coronavirus vaccinations in early December, a top government health official said Sunday, the latest positive news to emerge even as cases surge across the worst-hit nation and elsewhere around the globe.  The United States hopes to begin coronavirus vaccinations in early December, a top government health official said Sunday, the […]

Biden expected to pick Antony Blinken as secretary of state

Issued on: 23/11/2020 – 03:25 Veteran diplomat Antony Blinken, who served as No. 2 at the State Department and as deputy national security adviser in the Obama administration, is U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s most likely pick to be secretary of state, a Biden ally said on Sunday. Bloomberg cited sources as saying an announcement on […]

Paris’ Champs-Elysées switches on its Christmas lights

Issued on: 23/11/2020 – 04:13 Paris’ iconic Champs-Elysées avenue switched on its Christmas lights on Sunday, welcoming the festive period in the French capital. Thousands of sparkling light bulbs now adorn more than 400 trees illuminated with Christmas lights along the Champs Elysées. But with 2020 being a year like no other, this year’s ceremony was also unique because of […]

US approves Regeneron Covid-19 antibody treatment given to Trump

Issued on: 22/11/2020 – 10:19 A Covid-19 antibody therapy used to treat President Donald Trump was approved by the US drug regulator on Saturday for people who aren’t yet hospitalized by the disease but are at high risk. The green light for drugmaker Regeneron came after REGEN-COV2, a combination of two lab-made antibodies, was shown […]