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Cardiac complications found to be rare in college athletes who contracted COVID-19

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In a small study, researchers found college athletes who contracted COVID-19 rarely had cardiac complications. Most had mild COVID symptoms that did not require treatment, and in a small percentage of those with abnormal cardiac testing, there was no evidence of heart damage on special imaging tests. All athletes returned to sports without any health… Read More


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Eosinophils modify the respiratory barrier during influenza A infection, shows study

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For the first time in published literature, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) researchers showed that a variety of white blood cells known as eosinophils modify the respiratory barrier during influenza A (IAV) infection, according to a recent paper in the journal Cells. This research could have implications in understanding… Read More


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Le Bonheur and UTHSC sign agreement to obtain genetic information from 25,000 DNA samples

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As research into genetic causes of disease began to grow, Le Bonheur Pediatrician-in- Chief Jon McCullers, MD, knew it was time to start building a pediatric DNA biorepository. So in 2015, Le Bonheur’s Children’s Foundation Research Institute (CFRI) created the Biorepository and Integrative Genomics (BIG) Initiative and began collecting DNA samples from hospitalized children at… Read More


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Study finds significant gender disparities in academic productivity during COVID-19

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, most science and medical faculty began working from home, with women reporting a significant decrease in manuscript submissions. Women also report providing 77.6% of the childcare themselves, compared to 61.3% for men, according to the Journal of Women’s Health. November 20: Alpha Galileo November 24: Bioengineer November 24: Yahoo! November 24: Sify… Read More


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NIH-funded study to test emergency treatment for devastating stroke in Memphis

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Stroke Team is joining researchers from more than 100 hospitals worldwide to conduct a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded research study called FASTEST that will test the safety and efficacy of a medication called recombinant factor Vlla to prevent hemorrhage expansion in patients with strokes caused by bleeding in the… Read More


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Experts develop a novel intervention in the home kitchen to tackle obesity

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Thomaseo Burton, PhD, and Webb Smith, PhD, of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center have developed a novel intervention in the home kitchen to address obesity. The intervention, called Multidisciplinary Engagement and Learning/Mindful Eating and Active Living (MEALS), combines mindfulness, cooking techniques and education to teach children and their… Read More