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MGH researchers studying early onset celiac disease

A collaborative group of researchers has identified substantial microbial changes in the intestines of at-risk infants before disease onset in a new, long-term, prospective approach to the development of celiac disease. Using advanced genomic sequencing techniques, MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) researchers, along with colleagues from institutions in Italy and the University of Maryland, College… Read More »

Hospitalizations of children with COVID-19 likely overcounted, Stanford researchers report

The number of children hospitalized because of COVID-19 is likely much lower than reported, according to a new study from Stanford University researchers. “Our goal is to make sure we have accurate data on how sick children are getting,” Dr. Alan Schroeder, a co-author of the report and a pediatric critical care researcher at Stanford,… Read More »

MIT researchers say you’re no safer from Covid indoors at 6 feet or 60 feet in new study challenging social distancing policies

The risk of being exposed to Covid-19 indoors is as great at 60 feet as it is at 6 feet — even when wearing a mask, according to a new study by Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers who challenge social distancing guidelines adopted across the world. MIT professors Martin Bazant, who teaches chemical engineering and… Read More »

In creating a coronavirus vaccine, researchers prepare for future

As the number of novel coronavirus infections rises daily across the globe, strategies for developing a safe and effective vaccine are rapidly moving forward. In response to this public health crisis, researchers in the Precision Vaccines Program (PVP) at Boston Children’s Hospital are on the front lines of developing a vaccine specially targeted toward older… Read More »

Intermittent Fasting A Trendy New Way To Diet, But Researchers Say More Studies Need To Be Done – CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Losing weight is always a top New Year’s resolution. This year, a lot of people are talking about and trying intermittent fasting as an option to lose weight. Becca Fischer decided to give it a try after her boyfriend committed to fasting at the start of the new year. “For the last… Read More »

Researchers: Feds must pay for $3B EHR at Indian Health Service

The federal government has “an obligation” to fund a major healthcare IT modernization program at the Indian Health Service, and the bill will be high. It could cost $ 3 billion to replace the agency’s legacy electronic health record system, according to an assessment of researchers from the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of… Read More »

Researchers discover how cellular senescence leads to neurodegeneration

Although a link has been established between chronic inflammation and neurodegenerative diseases, there have been many open questions regarding how cellular senescence, a process whereby cells that stop dividing under stress spew out a mix of inflammatory proteins, affects these pathologies. Publishing in PLOS ONE, researchers at the Buck Institute report that senescence in astrocytes,… Read More »