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Burnham recognized by national microbiology society

Carey-Ann D. Burnham, PhD, a professor of pathology and immunology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received the Award for Research and Leadership in Clinical Microbiology from the American Society for Microbiology. The award recognizes an outstanding scientist and clinical microbiologist with distinguished research achievements and a record of innovation who […]

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COVID-19 mortality highly influenced by age demographics

A study released today from the University of Oxford is the first to highlight the importance of age and demographic science in explaining the difference in fatalities across countries affected by the virus. The research, from Jennifer Beam Dowd, Melinda Mills and colleagues at the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science, University of Oxford and Nuffield […]

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11 Questions About the Coronavirus and Your Mental Health, Answered by a Psychologist

Amid safety concerns surrounding the coronavirus, now more than ever, we might experience feelings of overwhelming stress, guilt, and anxiety in a period of massive uncertainty. Worse, staying connected to others—a lifeline from these emotions—is proving increasingly difficult while we social distance from one another and self-isolate. Now, we’re confined to our homes with our […]

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Study finds inflammation caused by radiation can drive triple-negative breast cancer

While radiation is successfully used to treat breast cancer by killing cancer cells, inflammation caused as a side-effect of radiation can have a contrary effect by promoting the survival of triple-negative breast cancer cells, according to research published online in the International Journal of Radiation Biology by Jennifer Sims-Mourtada, Ph.D., director of Translational Breast Cancer […]

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U.S. life expectancy to reach 85 by 2060

(HealthDay)—Nearly a quarter of all U.S. residents will be older than 65 by 2060, and life expectancy will reach an all-time high of 85 by that year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The bureau says that the increase in life expectancy during the next four decades is likely to be slower than in the […]