IHME coronavirus model says Colorado shouldn’t relax social-distancing rules until late May

A group trying to project the effects of COVID-19 reports Colorado should wait until at least May 25 to start relaxing social-distancing rules, to avoid overwhelming the people tracking infections and those treating the sick. The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, based at the University of Washington, believes states shouldn’t lift their stay-at-home orders until their case counts fall […]

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AI makes dentists’ work easier: New model helps localize the mandibular canals

In order to plan a dental implant operation and the implant size and position, dentists need to know the exact location of the mandibular canal, a canal located in both sides of the lower jaw that contains the alveolar nerve. The lower jaw is an anatomically complex structure and medical experts use X-ray and computer tomography (CT) models to detect […]

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Using ‘organs-on-a-chip’ to model complicated diseases

MIT biological engineers have created a multitissue model that lets them study the relationships between different organs and the immune system, on a specialized microfluidic platform seeded with human cells. Using this type of model, sometimes called “organs-on-a-chip” or “physiome-on-a-chip,” the research team was able to explore the role of circulating immune cells in ulcerative colitis and other inflammatory diseases. […]

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Model Mom! Ashley Graham Gives Birth to 1st Child With Husband Justin Ervin

And baby makes three! Ashley Graham gave birth to her and Justin Ervin’s first child on Saturday, January 18, Us Weekly confirms. “At 6:00 p.m. on Saturday our lives changed for the better,” the model, 32, wrote on her Instagram Story on Monday, January 20. “Thank you all for your love and support during this incredible time. 1.18.2020.” Graham announced […]

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New animal model shows effective treatment for latent tuberculosis

A major goal of tuberculosis (TB) research is to find a way to treat people with the latent (or inactive) form of the disease to keep them from developing symptomatic TB. A breakthrough study using a new animal model developed for this purpose showed a combination of two classes of antibiotics can wipe out this hidden threat. The study was […]

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New model explains how our immune system sometimes helps cancer spread

Mathematicians at the University of Alberta have developed a model that explains how the immune system interacts with cancer—and in some cases, may help cancer spread to other areas of the body. “Past research has shown that sometimes, the immune system has the opposite effect of what we might expect,” said Thomas Hillen, a mathematical biologist at the U of […]

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3-D model of human liver for better diagnosis

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is becoming the most common chronic liver disorder in developed countries. Histological analysis of liver tissue is the only widely accepted test for diagnosing and distinguishing different stages of the disease. However, this technique provides only two-dimensional images of the liver tissue in low resolution and overlooks potentially important 3-D structural changes. Researchers at the Max […]

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A 23-Year-Old Model Had No Idea She Was Pregnant Until She Gave Birth In A Bathroom

Erin Langmaid, 23, gave birth to a healthy baby girl without ever realizing she was pregnant. The Australian model experienced a cryptic pregnancy and carried the baby to full term. Langmaid says, “I wasn’t showing obviously because I fit into everything.” Australian model Erin Langmaid, 23, had the surprise of her life on October 29, when she gave birth to […]

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