How HIV develops resistance to key drugs discovered

The mechanism behind how HIV can develop resistance to a widely-prescribed group of drugs has been uncovered by new research from the Crick and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, with the findings opening the door to the development of more effective treatments. Today, a number of drugs are available which help to control HIV infection, including a group called integrase strand transfer […]

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School indoor air quality cannot be reliably assessed based on pupils’ symptoms

In school buildings with indoor air quality related problems, such as moisture damage, temperature problems or poor ventilation, pupils experience slightly more symptoms than in buildings in which conditions are stated to be good based on expert evaluation. However, the association between indoor air quality of the school building and the pupils’ symptoms was so weak that it is not […]

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Memorial Sloan Kettering names new CIO

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has appointed Atefeh Riazi as its new chief Information officer, effective February 3.  WHY IT MATTERS At MSK, Riazi will be tasked with developing and putting into place an enterprise-wide, long-term strategic information technology plan, and will lead the integration of digital resources across the organization. Riazi will report to MSK's Chief Digital Officer and […]

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Is ‘impossible’ meat too good to be true?

It sizzles on the grill. But does it fizzle in terms of nutrition? That’s the question when it comes to the new plant-based burgers that are flying off grocery store shelves and restaurant tables. Consumer choices include the Beyond Burger, the Impossible Burger and even Impossible sausage crumbles, which a major pizza chain is testing in select nationwide markets. These […]

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Coronavirus latest: Latest World Health Organisation and PHE advice as disease spreads

A coronavirus known as 2019-CoV has infected more than 4,000 people as of this month, spreading through the far east from China. At least 10 other countries have either reported or suspected infections, and health officials have warned it will likely continue to spread. As 2019-CoV seems it will likely to continue to spread out of China, despite the country’s […]

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Stomach bloating: Cut back on this food group to beat belly bloating

Stomach bloating usually describes the uncomfortable sensation that follows an overindulgence in certain foods. Commonly reported symptoms include a stretching sensation in the tummy and painful abdominal cramps. While bloating is commonly chalked up to eating certain foods, it is not always easy to identify the worst offenders so the problem may persist. READ MORE Stomach bloating: Five signs it […]

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Human Body-on-Chip platform enables in vitro prediction of drug behaviors in humans

Drug development is an extremely arduous and costly process, and failure rates in clinical trials that test new drugs for their safety and efficacy in humans remain very high. According to current estimates, only 13.8% of all tested drugs demonstrate ultimate clinical success and obtain approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). There are also increasing ethical concerns relating […]

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