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Researchers identify brain’s role in broken heart syndrome

A new study uncovers potential mechanisms that may contribute to “broken heart syndrome,” or Takotsubo syndrome (TTS), a temporary heart condition that is brought on by stressful situations and emotions. The research, which was led by investigators at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), indicates that a heart-brain connection likely plays a major role.  For the… Read More »

Japanese researchers confirm coronavirus testing in sewers as possible outbreak warning system

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese researchers confirmed the presence of the coronavirus in wastewater plants, a finding that could serve as a signal for future outbreaks. The study tested water from four treatment plants in Ishikawa and Toyama prefectures in western Japan. Out of 27 samples, 7 were positive for the SARS-CoV2 virus, according to a… Read More »

Coronavirus spread ‘under the radar’ in US major cities since January, researchers say

A new model by the Network Science Institute at Northeastern University in Boston shows the first infections came from China in early or mid-January, and that the virus went undetected because many people were not presenting symptoms. “The disease spread under the radar,” Alessandro Vespignani, director of the Network Science Institute, said on “CNN Newsroom”… Read More »

Coronavirus cases top 1 million worldwide, researchers say

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox.  Sign up here. The number of confirmed coronavirus cases topped 1 million worldwide Thursday, Johns Hopkins University researchers found. As of Thursday afternoon, over 1,002,500 cases were recorded worldwide of COVID-19, with over 51,300 deaths. The U.S. recorded more cases than any other… Read More »

Like the flu? Trump’s coronavirus messaging confuses public, pandemic researchers say

(Reuters) – The coronavirus is not as bad as the seasonal flu. President Donald Trump is not worried about having had direct exposure to the virus. The United States is in far better shape than other countries. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) gives news reporters hand sanitizer following a Senate hearing on the… Read More »

Harvard researchers find ways to improve on soap and water

GAZETTE: So the technology involved here — the engineered water nanostructures — is a couple of years old. What’s new is the application? DEMOKRITOU: We have the tools to make these engineered nanomaterials and, in this particular case, we can take water and turn it into an engineered water nanoparticle, which carries its deadly payload, primarily… Read More »

Researchers discover crucial ‘,missing link’ between breathing and cardiovascular systems

A team of researchers from Macquarie University have found a crucial missing link between the parts of the brain that control breathing and those that control the cardiovascular system. The discovery provides clues to how life-threatening conditions such as hypertension develop and may ultimately lead to more effective treatments. The study, conducted jointly with researchers… Read More »