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Hydroxychloroquine doesn’t benefit hospitalized COVID-19 patients
In a final analysis of study data, researchers concluded that the medication hydroxychloroquine provides no benefit to adults hospitalized with COVID-19.
Life support machine helps cardiac arrest patients survive
Using a life support machine called ECMO shortly after cardiac arrest outside of a hospital improved patients’ chances of survival.
Immune cells trained in the gut protect the brain
Researchers found that the brain’s protective membranes are guarded against microbes by immune cells that are trained in the gut.
Rural youth often lack access to suicide prevention services
Researchers found that despite higher suicide rates among rural youth, rural areas have fewer mental health facilities that provide suicide prevention services for youths.
Postpartum depression may last for years
About 5% of women reported persistently high levels of postpartum depression symptoms for three years after giving birth.
Coronaviruses hijack lysosomes to exit cells
Researchers discovered that coronaviruses hijack lysosomes, the cell’s trash disposal system, to exit cells and spread through the body.
New inflammatory disease discovered
Using a genomic approach, researchers identified a new inflammatory disorder, called VEXAS, in men with diverse symptoms.
Gene therapy with novel protein restores vision in mice
Researchers restored vision in blind mice by using gene therapy to add a novel light-sensing protein to cells in the retina.
How mucus in the colon prevents inflammation and injury
A study in mice showed how mucus production throughout the colon keeps gut bacteria isolated from intestinal tissue and helps prevent inflammation.
Higher calorie treatment for people hospitalized with anorexia
People hospitalized for anorexia improved more quickly when fed higher calories than normally used in treatment.
How your body senses the urge to urinate
Researchers discovered that a protein called PIEZO2 may be responsible for the powerful urge to urinate that we normally feel many times throughout the day.
Study sheds light on key steps in the HIV life cycle
Researchers were able to uncover key steps in HIV replication by reconstituting and watching these events unfold outside the cell.
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