Echocardiographic screening for rheumatic heart disease in Nepal

Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) develops as a long term complication of childhood streptococcal angina. Latent RHD can be detected with echocardiography years before it becomes symptomatic. RHD is curable when treated early ...


Algorithms relate neural connections in mice with joint movements

In order to find a causal relationship between neural activity and physical activities, neuroscientists usually record animals' behavior and their brain activity in a controlled environment. Then they manually annotate the ...

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'There is a higher risk of zoonoses in the Netherlands than we think'

Researchers of the Department of Psychology of Risk, Conflict and Safety of the University of Twente are sounding the alarm: They say the Dutch are insufficiently aware of the risk of new diseases developing that are transmissible ...

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Could existing drugs be used against COVID-19?

Several drugs already approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) could potentially be used to alleviate the symptoms of COVID-19, biomedical researchers at Université de Montréal have found.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Confused about COVID? Here's how to read a research paper

Scientific evidence can be difficult to understand. Normally we can rely on experts to interpret it for us, or the media to accurately report any interesting new discoveries, but the pandemic has challenged this.

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