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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Some decontamination processes damage N95 face masks

Certain methods of decontaminating medical face masks for repeated use during the COVID-19 pandemic appear to damage the masks' integrity and protective function, according to research by a University of Massachusetts Amherst ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Global team develops open-source N95 respirator

In one of the latest COVID-19 response projects at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the Advanced Digital Design and Fabrication (ADDFab) laboratory is collaborating with a global network of design, engineering and ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

High-strain exercise linked to very early pregnancy loss

In women with a history of miscarriage, higher levels of physical activity were associated with a greater risk of subclinical, or very early, pregnancy loss, according to new research at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

FDA grants emergency approval to simpler ventilator design

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced that the Mechanical Ventilator Milano (MVM) is safe for use in the United States under the FDA's Emergency Use Authorization, which helps support public health during the ...

Genetics

New genetic markers of type 2 diabetes identified in East Asians

In the largest study of its kind in any non-European population, an international team of researchers, including a University of Massachusetts Amherst genetic epidemiologist, has identified new genetic links with type 2 diabetes ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Team develops COVID-19 forecast hub

The Influenza Forecasting Center of Excellence team at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is developing a COVID-19 forecast hub by unifying multiple models in an effort to produce a more accurate picture of the potential ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Engineers, nurses design low-cost face shield PPE for health care

In just under two weeks, researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, with engineers, nurses and other health care professionals, have developed a design informed by clinical feedback for protective plastic face ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Do ER caregivers' on-the-job emotions affect patient care?

Doctors and nurses in emergency departments at four academic centers and four community hospitals in the Northeast reported a wide range of emotions triggered by patients, hospital resources and societal factors, according ...

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