Monthly Archives: June 2021

New software tool can help identify gene regulators more efficiently

A team of scientists at the University of Illinois Chicago has developed a software tool that can help researchers more efficiently identify the regulators of genes. The system leverages a machine learning algorithm to predict which transcription factors are most likely to be active in individual cells.

Objective Structured Clinical Examinations can help assess clinical skills of future pharmacists

A recent University of Arizona College of Pharmacy study suggests that Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) may be a valuable means of assessing clinical skills while providing learning experiences for pharmacy students in community pharmacy settings.

COVID-19 burden consistently hits Latino Californians, shows study

Researchers from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health have found the burden of the COVID-19 pandemic has consistently hit Latino Californians with case rates roughly three times that of whites in all age groups.

FDA revokes EUAs for non-NIOSH-approved respirators, decontamination systems

The following quote is attributed to Suzanne Schwartz, M.D., M.B.A., director of the Office of Strategic Partnerships and Technology Innovation in the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health.

Majority of people were unprepared and did not have a pandemic plan, survey reveals

Researchers point out that if these healthy individuals had a challenging time absorbing COVID-related information, then such challenges may be even greater in people with limited educational opportunities or with neurocognitive disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease or a brain injury, due to low health literacy and impaired memory.

Study may lead electrical stimulation implants that restore intraoral functions

Even the mundane act of swallowing requires a well-coordinated dance of more than 30 muscles of the mouth. The loss of function of even one of these, due to disease or injury, can be extremely debilitating. For these people, nerve stimulation offers a ray of hope to regain some of their lost oral function.

Knowledge of pain management allows nurses to provide optimal pain management

In hospitals, we know that the nurses are the first to deal with patients in pain. For any ailment, including patients needing hemodialysis, the knowledge of pain management, the nurses have, allow them to provide optimal pain management.