Toxic substance found in Staphylococcus aureus stimulates tissue regeneration, researchers find

Normally they are among the many harmless organisms found in and on the human body: one in four people have millions of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria on their skin and on the mucous membranes of the upper respiratory tract, without being aware of it. In some cases, however, the harmless bacteria can turn into pathogens, which […]

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Kickstarter expands to creators in Poland, Greece, and Slovenia

Kickstarter is letting more creators around the world use its platform. The company said today it’s now launching in Poland, Greece, and Slovenia, making Kickstarter available in 25 countries. The company says more than 250,000 people from these countries have backed projects since Kickstarter launched, suggesting local projects could appeal to an already established backer […]

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Ultrasound screening may be limited in ability to predict perinatal complications

Delivering a newborn with macrosomia (weighing more than 8 pounds, 13 ounces at birth) may be associated with higher risk of adverse outcomes, including perinatal death and injuries related to traumatic delivery, such as stuck shoulders (shoulder dystocia). A study in PLOS Medicine by Gordon Smith at the University of Cambridge and colleagues suggests that […]

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Persistently high U.S. weekly jobless claims point to labor market scarring

WASHINGTON – The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits rose to a two-month high last week, stoking fears the COVID-19 pandemic was inflicting lasting damage to the labor market. The weekly unemployment claims report from the Labor Department on Thursday, the most timely data on the economy’s health, also showed at least […]

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