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Significant global variation in COVID-19 guidelines: Most countries recommend at least one treatment that doesn’t work

National clinical guidelines for the treatment of COVID-19 vary significantly around the world, with under-resourced countries the most likely to diverge from gold standard (World Health Organization; WHO) treatment recommendations, finds a comparative analysis published in the open access journal BMJ Global Health.

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In hospital emergency department, teams with disconnected roles found to be less effective

Reliance on pre-defined roles (e.g., a nurse and physician in medicine) has long been a cornerstone of coordination in organizations, providing clarity to team members about what they and their teammates are expected to know and do. However, the rise of fluid participation—frequent changes to team membership and the composition of available skills—poses new challenges

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Review highlights the potential and promise of CAR-T cell therapy in autoimmune diseases

Autoimmune disease (AID) refers to the condition in which the immune system identifies the body’s own cells and tissues as foreign, resulting in systemic inflammation. The immune system’s self-attack via autoreactive B and T immune cells and autoantibodies—antibodies against body’s own proteins—may present as mild to severe symptoms, ranging from fever and body pain to

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Researchers identify connection between air pollutants and allergic diseases

A study by researchers at National Jewish Health published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology reports that air pollutants—including particulate matter, pollen, greenhouse gases, and other harmful substances—can contribute to the development and exacerbation of allergic diseases by disrupting the skin barrier.

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Bacteria in the intestine that change in response to inflammation could have an impact on our immune system

Gut bacteria have emerged as a focal point of scientific exploration, with their intricate roles in our metabolism, nutrition, and overall health coming into sharp focus. New research from the Technion—Israel Institute of Technology has made a discovery that could lead to a better understanding of and treatment for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) such as

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