it is not known what diagnoses are associated with an elevated D-dimer in unselected patients attending emergency departments (ED), nor their associated outcomes.
Louisiana’s governor ordered bars to close and said almost all residents must wear a mask. Disney World reopened, despite a surge in Florida. Thousands of Israelis protested the government’s handling of the economy.
New research from Wuhan, China shows that, in patients with COVID-19 but without a previous diagnosis of diabetes, abnormally high blood sugar is associated with more than double the risk of death and also an increased risk of severe complications.
Researchers report the results of a study using artificial intelligence and human brain studies to compare brain areas involved in mental imagery and vision. Their findings suggest that mental imagery and vision are similar, but that low-level visual areas are activated in a less precise manner with mental imagery. This suggests that the brain is more tuned and sensitive to what it sees than what it imagines.
A new study highlights the critical role that working memory capacity plays in social distancing compliance during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Based on their experience treating COVID-19, physicians have assembled critical information about the coronavirus’s effects on organs outside the lungs.
One of the first patients I admitted as an intern was a duck sculptor from the Outer Banks of North Carolina. She was an animated woman in her seventies, with an engaging smile, who had always been in good health. On the afternoon of admission, she greeted me warmly and told me about the workshop where she crafted and sold her duck creations. She was also an accomplished duck caller, skilled at replicating the sounds of the birds she sculpted. That evening she captivated the attention of all those present, her air-piercing duck calls reverberating down the medicine ward.
Biologists have discovered a uniquely rapid form of regeneration in injured neurons and their function in the central nervous system of zebrafish. They studies the Mauthner cells, which are solely responsible for the escape behavior of the fish, and previously regarded as incapable of regeneration. However, their ability to regenerate crucially depends on the location of the injury.
New research has identified for the first time the specific brain cells that control how much sugar you eat and how much you crave sweet tasting food. The study specifically identifies the brain cells that respond to the hormone FGF21 to regulate sugar intake and sweet taste preference.
More than six months into the pandemic there’s still a lot we don’t know about how the coronavirus affects pregnant women and babies.