IIn May, PhD students funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) were invited to participate in the Max Perutz Science Writing Award 2020 and explain to the public why your research matters. Of the many entries received, the 10 that were shortlisted covered a variety of topics, including motor neuron disease, self-harm, babies pain experiences and bone loss as a result of space travel.
The essays were judged by the observerIan Tucker, Roger Highfield from the Science Museum, Prof. Fiona Watt …
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Other people’s lives always seemed more effortless, but it took my daughter’s autism diagnosis to realise why
Until last year I had no idea I was autistic. I knew I was different and I had always been told I was too sensitive. But I dont fit the dated Rain Man stereotype. Im a CEO, Im married, I have two children. Autism is often a hidden disability.
Other people made life seem easy and effortless while, before my diagnosis, I always operated with some level of confusion. I was able to achieve a lot and I used to attribute this to the strong work ethic I inherited from my dad but now I have no doubt th…
Adult stem cell-based lung organoid models emulate host immune response in fatal COVID-19 – News-Medical.Net
Recently, a team of researchers from the University of California San Diego and The Scripps Research Institute, CA, USA, showed that an integrated stem cell-bas…
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the causative agent of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), causes large-scale damage to the lungs triggered by a massive immune response. It causes inflammation and injury in the lungs and gives rise to diffuse alveolar damage resulting in the apoptosis of alveolar pneumocytes and pulmonary edema. The origins of this overzealous immune response are still unknown.
Although some preclinical animal models developed earlier by scientist…
OMA announces availability of updated Pediatric Obesity Algorithm – News-Medical.Net
The Obesity Medicine Association today announced the immediate availability of the 2020-2022 Pediatric Obesity Algorithm, which includes new information for cli…
Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 19 2020
The Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) today announced the immediate availability of the 2020-2022 Pediatric Obesity Algorithm, which includes new information for clinicians such as specific considerations for special populations, nutritional recommendations for patients with obesity and adiposity-related diseases, and advanced therapies for pediatric obesity.
Childhood obesity, particularly in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, presents a seri…
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