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Released: 9-Apr-2020 9:35 AM EDT
Clinical trial launches to evaluate antimalarial drugs for COVID-19 treatment
Washington University in St. Louis

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is launching a clinical trial for patients hospitalized with COVID-19 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. The trial will investigate the effectiveness of different combinations of the antimalarial drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine and the antibiotic azithromycin in treating ill patients infected with the novel coronavirus.

Released: 9-Apr-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Mount Sinai Study Finds First Cases of COVID-19 in New York City are Primarily from European and US Sources
Mount Sinai Health System

First definitive molecular epidemiology study of SARS-CoV-2 in New York City to describe the route by which the virus arrived

Newswise: University of Utah Health and Intermountain Healthcare Launch Two COVID-19 Clinical Trials to Test Effectiveness of Drugs
Released: 9-Apr-2020 9:00 AM EDT
University of Utah Health and Intermountain Healthcare Launch Two COVID-19 Clinical Trials to Test Effectiveness of Drugs
University of Utah Health

Researchers from Intermountain Healthcare and University of Utah Health in Salt Lake City have launched two vital clinical trials to test the effectiveness and safety of two drugs –hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and azithromycin – to treat patients with COVID-19 (infection with the novel coronavirus).

Newswise: MTU Engineers Build Mobile Unit to Clean COVID-19 PPE
Released: 9-Apr-2020 9:00 AM EDT
MTU Engineers Build Mobile Unit to Clean COVID-19 PPE
Michigan Technological University

A refrigerated shipping container. Commercial-grade baking sheets. A modified oven. These are the off-the-shelf parts of a prototype that uses heat to sanitize personal protection equipment (PPE).

Released: 9-Apr-2020 9:00 AM EDT
UofL researchers seek new drugs to fight coronavirus using computers in schools across Kentucky
University of Louisville Health Science Center

Researchers are using the computing power of thousands of computers in classrooms across Kentucky to identify drugs to treat COVID-19. The desktop computers are part of the DataseamGrid, a network of computers housed in classrooms of 48 Kentucky school districts.

Released: 9-Apr-2020 9:00 AM EDT
JNCCN: Improving COVID-19 Safety for Cancer Patients and Healthcare Providers
National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

NCCN Best Practices Committee publishes peer-reviewed feature in JNCCN presenting latest insights on how to keep oncology patients and healthcare workers safe during COVID-19 pandemic. Visit NCCN.org/covid-19 for continually-updated resources for patients, providers, and care systems.

Newswise: Hungry for a Fresh Start to Stay Healthy and Calm in Anxious Times? Experts Share Insights in Webinar Series
Released: 9-Apr-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Hungry for a Fresh Start to Stay Healthy and Calm in Anxious Times? Experts Share Insights in Webinar Series
Monday Campaigns

Members of the restaurant and foodservice community are among the groups that are most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In these anxious times, it’s more important than ever to take care of our physical and emotional health. Dr/Chef Rob Graham, Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of FRESH Medicine and Peggy Neu, President of The Monday Campaigns, will share advice for staying healthy and managing stress during these challenging times.


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