New research contributes to understanding of cystic fibrosis

Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) are hopeful new understanding of cellular defects related to cystic fibrosis (CF) could help pave the way for treatment of the disease. A team in the College of Medicine led by Drs. Juan Ianowski (Ph.D.) and Julian Tam (MD) found that sodium transport is abnormal in lungs with CF. The researchers, affiliated with […]

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HPV vaccine hesitancy has now stabilized or increased in some ethnic and age groups

A study that tracked parental opinion about the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine showed that after hesitancy decreased for several years, hesitancy has now either stabilized or increased in some ethnic and age groups, according to results presented at the virtual 14th AACR Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved, held October 6-8, […]

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Factbox – Latest on the worldwide spread of the coronavirus

(Reuters) – China reported no new local COVID-19 cases for the first time in more than three weeks, while Japan is gauging the right time to restart a popular subsidised travel programme that was suspended last year.FILE PHOTO: People walk with their luggage outside the Beijing Railway Station ahead of China’s National Day and the upcoming Golden Week holiday, following […]

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Building a better lab dipstick test

Lateral flow assays (LFAs, often called “dipsticks”) have been a standard point-of-care testing platform for decades, and keep growing in popularity, especially in developing countries. These disposable, paper-based diagnostic devices are affordable, widely available, have a long shelf life, and they’re fast, typically delivering test results in less than 20 minutes. They’re also easy to use at home. The user […]

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