Month: May 2022

I get a lot of questions from students asking me, “what premed major will maximize my chances of getting into medical school?” Here’s my response. First, at most colleges, there is no such thing as a “premed major.” You can technically choose whatever major you like, so long as you complete the medical school prerequisites.
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In a recent study posted to the medRxiv* preprint server, researchers compared the performance of a highly multiplexed mass spectrometry-based commercial assay to identify severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) variants. Study: A robust, highly multiplexed mass spectrometry assay to identify SARS-CoV-2 variants. Image Credit: Design_Cells/Shutterstock Background The genomically diverse SARS-CoV-2 variants differ in
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Whether it’s dealing with another yeast infection, feeling like you constantly have UTIs, or trying to figure out what your discharge means, understanding vaginal health is really important. Here, Jenna Farmer chats to the experts to help you get the lowdown ‘down there’ Whatever you might have read online about vaginal steaming or douching (seriously,
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Immunotherapy with nivolumab (Opdivo) is now approved in the United States for first-line use in the treatment of unresectable advanced or metastatic esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). The new approval for the drug, a programmed cell death ligand-1 (PD-L1) inhibitor, is for use in this patient population regardless of PD-L1 status. the indication also specifies
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The World Health Organization has said that there is a “window” of opportunity to contain a recent monkeypox outbreak which has seen cases spread across Europe, the U.S. and Australia. Nurphoto | Nurphoto | Getty Images The World Health Organization said Monday that it is too soon to tell whether a recent monkeypox outbreak could
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A case report published in the New England Journal of Medicine provides evidence that enterovirus D68 directly infects spinal cord neurons and that a corresponding robust immune response is present – a direct causation to the polio-like paralyzing illness, acute flaccid myelitis (AFM). Matthew Vogt, MD, PhD, assistant professor of pediatrics and microbiology & immunology
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Time-restricted eating reduced cardiovascular risk among older breast cancer survivors, a single-group feasibility study suggests. The results show a 15% relative decline in cardiovascular risk, measured using the Framingham Risk Score, among at-risk breast cancer survivors (BCS) after only 8 weeks of following a time-restricted eating regimen, reported Amy A. Kirkham, PhD, assistant professor of kinesiology and
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In a recent study posted to the medRxiv* preprint server, researchers investigated the association between introversion and risk of mortality during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Study: In the Midst of a Pandemic, Introverts May Have a Mortality Advantage. Image Credit: Vitalii Vodolazskyi/Shutterstock Studies have shown that extrovert populations have lower mortality rates as
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