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Thursday, 13 May 2021

Study finds lasofoxifene a promising treatment for resistant breast cancer

In a study carried out in mice at the University of Chicago, researchers found that lasofoxifene outperformed fulvestrant, the current gold-standard drug, in reducing or preventing primary tumor growth. It also was more effective at preventing metastasis in the lung, liver, bone and brain, the four most common areas for…

New coronavirus lingers in penis and could cause impotence

Men now have one more compelling reason to get a COVID-19 vaccine—doctors suspect the new coronavirus could make it hard to perform in the bedroom. How? Coronavirus infection is already known to damage blood vessels, and vessels that supply blood to the penis appear to be no exception. Researchers armed…

Kristin Cavallari Describes 'Challenges' Coparenting 3 Kids With Jay Cutler

Doing it for the kids! Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler are still learning how to navigate their “fresh” coparenting relationship one year after their split. Rachel Bilson, Hayden Christensen and More Exes Crushing Coparenting “It has its challenges for sure, especially in the beginning,” the Hills alum, 34, said in…

‘A Hell Out Here’: COVID-19 Ravages Rural India

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s coronavirus death toll crossed 250,000 on Wednesday in the deadliest 24 hours since the pandemic began, as the disease rampaged through the countryside, leaving families to weep over the dead in rural hospitals or camp in wards to tend the sick. Boosted by highly infectious…

Why scientists must increase diversity in human cell lines

In a new report, researchers cite a dire need to increase diversity in preclinical research using human cell lines (HCL). Currently, some 95% of commonly used cell lines come from people of European descent. The authors explain that African Americans and other groups are under-represented in preclinical research and are…

COVID-19 mRNA vaccines are immunogenic in pregnant and lactating women

Pregnant women with symptomatic COVID-19 have a higher risk of intensive care unit admissions, mechanical ventilation and death compared to non-pregnant reproductive age women. Increases in preterm birth and still birth have also been observed in pregnancies complicated by the viral infection. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)…

Trigger warnings can worsen traumatic memories

Trauma memories can suddenly return when survivors are exposed to material that reminds them of the event, and Flinders University psychology researchers warn trigger warnings on screen may even worsen these negative memories. Their study indicates trigger warnings do not lessen the blow of recalling past trauma. The new study…

Some proms are back, with masks, testing and distancing

BOSTON — A minor league baseball stadium. A negative coronavirus test and absolutely no slow dancing. Those are just a few of the unusual requirements for a high school prom happening in Manchester, New Hampshire, later this month, one of many school districts across the country struggling to navigate holding…

Poor nutrition changes the way a body fights infection, including COVID-19

Back at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, case numbers on the continent were still modest. But predictions and projections suggested the disease was going to cut a swathe through Africa. In April 2020 the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa sounded the alarm bell: “Anywhere between 300,000 and 3.3…