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Hugo named director of Medical Physics Division

Geoffrey Hugo, PhD, a professor of radiation oncology, has been named director of the Medical Physics Division in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Hugo is recognized for his role in developing the use of radioablation to treat patients with cardiac arrhythmias, and for his work advancing […]

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Sex Differences in Infectious Diseases

Disease-causing pathogens encounter different host characteristics – age, physiology, nutritional status, and immune response are some basic differences which pathogens confront. However, the most striking contrast which the pathogens encounter is the gender of the host species. Women and men are different in many aspects. The interesting fact is that these differences are also observed […]

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For men, low testosterone means high risk of severe COVID-19

Throughout the pandemic, doctors have seen evidence that men with COVID-19 fare worse, on average, than women with the infection. One theory is that hormonal differences between men and women may make men more susceptible to severe disease. And since men have much more testosterone than women, some scientists have speculated that high levels of […]

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Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) and Vaccines

Current estimates indicate that over 1 billion of the world’s poorest people are affected by neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). NTDs are typically found in areas of extreme poverty within Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Image Credit: bsd/Shutterstock.com Introduction By definition, a neglected tropical disease is a disease that causes significant illness for people around the […]

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pacritinib

pacritinib CTI BioPharma Announces Completion of Rolling Submission of New Drug Application (NDA) for Pacritinib in Myelofibrosis Patients with Severe Thrombocytopenia SEATTLE, March 31, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — CTI BioPharma Corp. (Nasdaq: CTIC) today announced that it has completed a rolling New Drug Application (“NDA”) submission to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) seeking approval of pacritinib as a treatment for […]

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A Guide to Looking After Your Mental Health

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), health is “A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease.” Image Credit: A Plus Vector /Shutterstock.com The importance of looking after physical health by adopting a healthy lifestyle is a familiar concept. It is widely accepted that adopting behaviors such […]