Radiology practices struggle to survive amid COVID-19

Private radiology practices have been especially hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the steps they take to mitigate the impact of the pandemic on their practice will shape the future of radiology, according to a special report from the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) COVID-19 Task Force, published today in the journal Radiology. The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in […]

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Help cystic fibrosis sufferers survive the dangers of winter

While families across Britain look forward to the festive period, CF sufferers – whose lungs are clogged with mucus – are at their most vulnerable to infections.  The Daily Express today unveils the latest chapter of our Christmas crusade for the CF Trust.  This year we stood shoulder to shoulder with campaigners in our fight to see US wonder drugs […]

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Lung cell patches its own DNA on the fly to survive influenza

Scientists at Duke University have identified one kind of lung cell that can hustle to repair its damaged DNA and survive an attack of the influenza A virus while other kinds of cells around it die in droves. The finding reveals more about the battle between cells and viruses at the smallest level, and also may provide some important clues […]

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Thyroid hormone helped our ancestors survive but left us susceptible

Although most victims survive the 735,000 heart attacks that occur annually in the U.S., their heart tissue is often irreparably damaged—unlike many other cells in the body, once injured, heart cells cannot regenerate. According to a new UC San Francisco study, the issue may date back to our earliest mammalian ancestors, which may have lost the ability to regenerate heart […]

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