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Number of UK monkeypox cases more than doubles to 20

FILE PHOTO: An electron microscopic (EM) image shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virus particles as well as crescents and spherical particles of immature virions, obtained from a clinical human skin sample associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak in this undated image obtained by Reuters on May 18, 2022. Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regnery/CDC/Handout via REUTERS/File […]

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Outcomes of abdominal wall reconstruction compared by surgeon rank

Providing surgical fellows with operative autonomy does not appear to compromise long-term outcomes of abdominal wall reconstructions (AWRs), according to a study published online May 17 in JAMA Network Open. Abbas M. Hassan, M.D., from University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, and colleagues evaluated the long-term outcomes of AWRs performed by fellows […]

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EU health regulator backs using AstraZeneca COVID shot as booster

FILE PHOTO: A woman holds a small bottle labelled with a “Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine” sticker and a medical syringe in this illustration taken October 30, 2020. REUTERS/Dado RuvicLONDON (Reuters) – The European health regulator on Thursday endorsed the use of AstraZeneca’s COVID vaccine, Vaxzevria, as a booster. The recommendation, made by a committee of the […]

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Intestinal microbiome may contribute to the pathogenesis of MSI colon cancers, study suggests

Investigators from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, New Jersey's only National Cancer Institute- Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, led a collaborative study to examine the patterns of druggable oncogenic fusions in colon cancer specimens including microsatellite-stable and unstable (MSI) tumors. Subhajyoti De, PhD, researcher at Rutgers Cancer Institute and Shridar Ganesan, MD, PhD, chief of […]

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Shanghai to reopen subways in easing of COVID restrictions

The locked-down Chinese metropolis of Shanghai will reopen four of its 20 subway lines Sunday as it slowly eases pandemic restrictions that have kept most residents in their housing complexes for more than six weeks. The city will also restart 273 bus lines connecting major urban centers, airports, train stations and hospitals as it resumes […]