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CDC describes COVID-19 trends in nursing home residents, staff

(HealthDay)—Among residents and staff members in U.S. nursing homes, the rates of COVID-19 increased in June and July, then decreased by September, and increased again by late November, paralleling trends in surrounding communities, according to research published in the Jan. 8 early-release issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality […]

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Researchers identify new gene involved in breast cancer growth

A team of UT Southwestern researchers has identified a gene involved in the growth of breast cancer, a finding that could lead to potential new targets for treatment. “The gene ZMYND8 is increased in breast cancer conditions, and higher levels of the gene correlate with poor survival of breast cancer patients,” says Yingfei Wang, Ph.D., […]

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Elusive link between seizures, cell signaling protein ID’d in zebrafish

For the brain to learn, retain memories, process sensory information, and coordinate body movements, its groups of nerve cells must generate coordinated electrical signals. Disorder in synchronous firing can impair these processes and, in extreme cases, lead to seizures and epilepsy. Synchrony between neighboring neurons depends on the protein connexin 36, an essential element of […]

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How Olympic Wrestler Jordan Burroughs Became a Family Man in 2020

This article originally appeared in the December 2020 issue of Men’s Health. JORDAN BURROUGHS, the 2012 Olympic wrestling champion was ready for Tokyo, but then COVID-19 pushed the 2020 Olympics to 2021 (which even now seems … hopeful?). That’s when Burroughs went full-blown Dad. Wrestling gives me purpose. So it was depressing, honestly, for the […]

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Coronavirus cases in Europe top 25 million

More than 25 million coronavirus cases have been officially recorded in Europe, according to an AFP tally based on official health statistics at 1100 GMT on Friday. The 52 nations are the world’s worst affected zone in terms of the number of infections, followed by the US and Canada at 19,188,172, Latin America and the […]