Cancer researchers locate drivers of tumor resistance Cancer biologists at the Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson, have identified important drivers that enable tumors to change their behavior and evade anticancer therapies. By studying tumors in cell lines, mice and human samples, the
Vitamin D levels appear to play role in COVID-19 mortality rates Patients with severe deficiency are twice as likely to experience major complications After studying global data from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, researchers have discovered a strong correlation between severe vitamin D deficiency and mortality rates. Led
Photo: CDC Researchers identify cells likely targeted by COVID-19 virus Study finds specific cells in the lungs, nasal passages, and intestines that are more susceptible to infection Researchers at MIT; the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard; and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard; along
Presenting Characteristics, Comorbidities, and Outcomes Among 5700 Patients Hospitalized With COVID-19 in the NYC Area
Photo: CDC Presenting Characteristics, Comorbidities, and Outcomes Among 5700 Patients Hospitalized With COVID-19 in the New York City Area Key Points Question What are the characteristics, clinical presentation, and outcomes of patients hospitalized with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the US? Findings In this case series that included 5700
Photo: NCI Loss of smell and taste validated as COVID-19 symptoms in patients with high recovery rate Study suggests clinicians should include sensory impairment as standard screening measure Loss of smell and taste has been anecdotally linked to COVID-19 infections. In a study published April 12, 2020
Photo courtesy of: NCI Blood test detects dozens of cancer types, often before symptoms emerge A novel blood test accurately detected more than 50 types of cancer with a specificity of 99.3%, according to results of the prospective Circulating Cell-free Genome Atlas study published in Annals of Oncology.