New model predicts which patients with kidney disease may develop heartbeat irregularities

Highlights * A new model that incorporates a type of artificial intelligence can accurately predict which individuals with chronic kidney disease face a high risk of developing atrial fibrillation. * Results from the study will be presented online during ASN Kidney Week 2020 Reimagined October 19-October 25. Washington, DC (October 24, 2020) — A new […]

Crews vacuum ‘murder hornets’ out of Washington nest

A Washington State Department of Agriculture workers holds two of the dozens of Asian giant hornets vacuumed from a tree Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Blaine, Wash. Scientists in Washington state discovered the first nest earlier in the week of so-called murder hornets in the United States and worked to wipe it out Saturday morning […]

Exploring the source of stars and planets in a laboratory — ScienceDaily

A new method for verifying a widely held but unproven theoretical explanation of the formation of stars and planets has been proposed by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL). The method grows from simulation of the Princeton Magnetorotational Instability (MRI) Experiment, a unique laboratory device that aims to […]

Model predicts acute kidney injury requiring dialysis in patients with COVID-19

Highlights In a recent study, a new algorithm achieved good performance for predicting which hospitalized patients will develop acute kidney injury requiring dialysis. Results from the study will be presented online during ASN Kidney Week 2020 Reimagined October 19-October 25. Washington, DC (October 24, 2020) — A new artificial intelligence-based algorithm may help clinicians predict […]

SPOTlight supercharges cell studies

Rice graduate student Jihwan (James) Lee and François St-Pierre of Baylor College of Medicine and Rice stand at their SPOTlight device in December 2019. They and their colleagues developed the platform to speed the sorting of cells while making the process more versatile. Credit: Agapito Sanchez Jr./Baylor College of Medicine Researchers at Rice University and […]

New imaging method reveals HIV’s sugary shield in unprecedented detail — ScienceDaily

Scientists from Scripps Research and Los Alamos National Laboratory have devised a method for mapping in unprecedented detail the thickets of slippery sugar molecules that help shield HIV from the immune system. Mapping these shields will give researchers a more complete understanding of why antibodies react to some spots on the virus but not others, […]

COVID-19 a double blow for chronic disease patients

There has never been a more dangerous time than the COVID-19 pandemic for people with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes, cancer, respiratory problems or cardiovascular conditions, new UNSW Sydney research has found. Among the adverse impacts of the pandemic for people with NCDs, the study found they are more vulnerable to catching and dying […]

New imaging method reveals HIV’s sugary shield in unprecedented detail

An artistic rendering–based on cryo-EM maps and computer simulations–shows how glycans create a shield that helps HIV hide from the immune system. Credit: Zachary Berndsen, PhD, Ward lab at Scripps Research Scientists from Scripps Research and Los Alamos National Laboratory have devised a method for mapping in unprecedented detail the thickets of slippery sugar molecules […]

Superbug may be spreading in hospitals overrun with COVID-19

As COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to surge around the world, another dangerous infection may also be sickening patients: a drug-resistant superbug called Candida auris, National Geographic reported. The superbug is a yeast that can infect the ears and open wounds, and it can also enter the bloodstream to trigger severe infection throughout the body, according to […]