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    dcyphr-d by George Ponodath on 2020-06-18
    *Letter to the editor*There are many studies on the COVID-19 outbreak. Lan et. al reported a positive test on discharged patients. The author is reporting data on discharged patients who tested positive for the disease in Guangzhou City, China. The data is from the "Guangzhou Center for Disease Control and Prevention". The data included when the patient had symptoms, diagnosis date, discharge date, date when they tested positive. Discharged patients had the following criteria: a) normal tempera...
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    dcyphr-d by Vincent Lam on 2020-06-18
    AbstractThis is a phase three clinical trial in which the authors of this paper are testing the outcomes of giving the antibody, ipilimumab, to patients who had stage III melanoma tumors successfully removed. The dose of ipilimumab in this trial is 10 mg per kg of body weight. The patients examined in this study were randomly assigned to receive either ipilimumab or placebo. The survival, recurrence rates, and distant metastasis rates of these two groups were measured about 5.3 years after the s...
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    dcyphr-d by Leanna Zelle on 2020-06-18
    AbstractBoth disease causing and healthy angiogenesis are regulated by nucleotides and Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF). The activated P2Y nucleotide receptors (P2YR) can interact with VEGF Receptor 2 (VEGFR2). This tells us that the P2YR may mediate VEGFR, called P2YR-VEGFR2 signaling. Inhibiting P2YR can increase angiogenesis in endothelial cells. But treating the cells with a VEGFR2 inhibitor lowered the levels of angiogenesis back to the baseline before P2YR was inhibited. The findi...
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    dcyphr-d by George Ponodath on 2020-06-18
    AbstractIt is essential to find a vaccine for COVID-19. COVID-19 is a potentially lethal coronavirus like SARS and MERS. As of April 2020 there is no available vaccine. Knowledge from SARS and MERS can be used for developing COVID-19 vaccines. This study investigates how research from similar coronaviruses can be applied to COVID-19. IntroductionCoronaviruses are viruses that belong to the family Coronaviridae. They have a single RNA strand. Their genome size is relatively large. Coronaviruses ...
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    dcyphr-d by Janet Hsu on 2020-06-18
    AbstractThe Northeast Area-wide Tick Control Project (NEATCP) included studies of tick control. The U.S. Department of Agriculture exposed white-tailed deer to acaricide, which are chemicals that kill ticks. They bait the deer using 4-Poster devices, which safely attract and apply the acaricide to the deer. Ixodes scapularis is the deer tick that mostly targets the white-tailed deer. Nymphs of the tick cause Lyme disease. So the more nymphs there are, the more cases of Lyme disease. After six ye...
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    dcyphr-d by Leanna Zelle on 2020-06-18
    AbstractPrior studies on gender based physician income were not thorough. This study looks at factors like total hours worked, percent of time spent with the patient, procedures, the specialty of the physician, age, years of working, race, ethnicity, and geographic location. 439 physicians from 6 states and 30  practices are included in the study. The unadjusted results of this study found that male physicians made about $95,000 more a year, worked more total hours, and spent more time doing pro...
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    dcyphr-d by Leanna Zelle on 2020-06-18
    AbstractThough we are aware of the lower quality and access to healthcare of minority, rural, and impoverished individuals, the problem persists. This study discusses the gaps of knowledge and communication that keep these populations from getting healthcare. This study also recommends how to improve current healthcare access programs.IntroductionThere is a known need to minimize health care disparities between majority groups and racial/ethnic  minorities, rural residents, and low income adults...
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    dcyphr-d by Janet Hsu on 2020-06-18
    AbstractThe researchers studied wild-type and Arabidopsis thaliana mutants with off-cycle circadian rhythms. The plants that had a matching circadian clock to the light-dark environment cycles had increased growth and survival. For example, these plants fixed more carbon and had more chlorophyll.IntroductionCircadian clocks are the body's biological clock that works to match external light-dark cycles. Circadian clocks give an advantage to organisms. In plants, circadian clock rhythm genes regul...
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    dcyphr-d by Akaash Saraf on 2020-06-18
    Abstract:In late 2019, the pneumonia causing virus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), that originated in Wuhan spread rapidly throughout China. The relatively strong transmission capacity of SARS-CoV-2 in comparison to the SARS outbreak of 2003 leads to a rapid increase in confirmed cases. Therefore, prevention and control of the subsequent disease, COVID-19, is crucial. Though the primary symptoms of COVID-19 are respiratory, some patients experience cardiovascular s...
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    dcyphr-d by Janet Hsu on 2020-06-18
    IntroductionPatients are at risk for many cardiovascular complications due to COVID-19. Such diseases include excessive inflammation, lack of oxygen, inability to move, and diffuse intravascular coagulation (DIC). DIC is when small clots build up throughout the body. Thrombosis is when a blood clot forms and blocks a blood vessel. MethodsPatients in this study were from three different Dutch hospitals. All had COVID-19 pneumonia. They all received varying amounts of thrombophylaxis. Thrombophyla...