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The winners of the “Show Us Your Brain!” Photo and Video contest are chosen each year based on their eye-catching ability to capture the creative spirit of the Brain Research Through Innovative Technologies® (BRAIN) Initiative. This year’s first-place video certainly fits the bill while highlighting encouraging efforts to help people with the most severe and hard-to-treat form of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), a psychiatric illness marked by recurrent unwanted or distressing thoughts and repetitive behaviors.
Of all the wonderful signs and sounds heralding a change in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, none is more welcome than the news that public libraries are reopening. If you, like me, remember spending hot summer afternoons in the cool, air-conditioned library, this mid-summer news may bring a smile to your face. For me, … Continue reading "The Public Libraries are Opening! The Public Libraries are Opening!"
It’s summertime and, thanks to the gift of COVID-19 vaccines, many folks are getting the chance to take a break. So, I think it’s also time that my blog readers finally get a break from what’s been nearly 18 months of non-stop coverage of COVID-19 research. And I can’t think of a more enjoyable way to do that than by taking a look at just a few of the many spectacular images and insights that researchers have derived about the amazing brain.
Full-dose blood thinners reduce the need for organ support in moderately ill COVID-19 patients, but not in critically ill patients
The final analysis of trial data included 1,098 critically ill and 2,219 moderately ill hospitalized patients who received either a low or full dose of heparin for up to 14 days after enrollment.
Heart problems following vaccination in the U.S. are uncommon and short-lived, researchers reported.
These heart problems are far more common among patients who develop Covid-19, outside experts noted.
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