Colorado COVID-19 model projects manageable increase in cases

A new report modeling the spread of COVID-19 in Colorado suggests the state could continue to see more cases in the short term, but they’re not likely to reach unmanageable levels unless people further relax their precautions. The model, from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Colorado School of Public Health, attempts to gauge how much […]

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Scientists establish novel ‘Kuma mutant’ mouse model of permanent neonatal diabetes

Diabetes seldom occurs in newborns—a condition known as neonatal diabetes. But when it does, it’s mostly due to a mutation in a single gene such as the KCNJ11 or insulin (INS). This early-onset type of diabetes differs from type-1 diabetes in that it occurs within the first six months of life and can be either transient or permanent. Most of […]

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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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