Tuesday, 11 May 2021

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Beaming infrared light into the ear could combat hearing loss

Beaming infrared light into the ear could combat hearing loss by reducing noise exposure, tests show Shooting infrared light into the ear may prevent one of the most common causes of hearing loss — and even restore hearing that’s been damaged. That’s the thinking behind a new U.S. trial. Previous research suggests that infrared light […]

Inovio to start global late-stage COVID-19 vaccine trial this summer

(Reuters) -Inovio Pharmaceuticals plans to begin a global late-stage trial of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate this summer, the company said on Monday, a month after the U.S. government pulled the funding for further studies of the drug.FILE PHOTO: A woman holds a small bottle labelled with a “Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine” sticker in this illustration taken, […]

Here’s Why You Have To Wait 15 Mins After Getting Your COVID-19 Vaccine

As more and more people line up to receive their long-awaited COVID-19 vaccine, Etsy sellers are hurriedly making products to meet the growing demand for vaccine-related swag. According to Vox, such items range from “Fauci Ouchie buttons” to handmade protective CDC card cases. But there’s also demand for gear that represents the buyer’s specific vaccine. […]

TriHealth partners with Olive to implement AI command center

TriHealth has partnered with Olive to open a “command center” aimed at increasing automation throughout the Cincinnati-based healthcare system.   According to a press release posted to TriHealth’s website, Olive will start in the system’s revenue cycle department by optimizing processes like claims status checks.   However, said Emily Seitz Pawlak, vice president of TriHealth’s […]

Women get help later than men when heart attack strikes

When young women land in the emergency room with chest pain, they wait longer and get less treatment than their male counterparts, a preliminary study finds. Using a federal survey of U.S. hospitals, researchers found that younger women with chest pain were treated less urgently than men their age. That included a lower likelihood of […]

Research team reads minds to understand human tool use

Researchers at the University of East Anglia have made an astonishing discovery about how our brains control our hands. They used MRI data to study which parts of the brain are used when we handle tools, such as a knives. They read out the signal from certain brain regions and tried to distinguish when participants […]

A genetically encoded sensor to measure serotonin dynamics in vivo

Serotonin (5-HT), one of the primary hormones released in the human brain, has many essential functions. For instance, serotonin is known to stabilize the mood, produce feelings of well-being, regulate sleep patterns and facilitate communication between cells. As serotonergic signaling in the brain is known to play a crucial role in a wide range of […]

How our dreams have adjusted to the pandemic

You’re strolling down the street, or giving a work presentation, or having dinner with friends. Suddenly it hits you: You’re not wearing any clothes. It’s a common anxiety dream many of us have had at one point or another, but in recent months Harvard researcher Deirdre Barrett, who has been charting dreams during the pandemic, […]

Long-lasting medications may improve treatment satisfaction for opioid use disorder

A commentary from leaders at the National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of the NIH, discusses a new study showing that an extended-release injection of buprenorphine, a medication used to treat opioid use disorder, was preferred by patients compared to immediate-release buprenorphine, which must be taken orally every day. Extended-release formulations of medications used to […]

Could your child have a heart defect? Know the warning signs

Heart defects are often – but not always – detected at birth, so it’s important to pay attention when a child gets dizzy, passes out or says her heart is “beeping.” These and other warning signs, such as an apparent change in fitness, shouldn’t be overlooked, an expert says. Evaluating a child who has these […]

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