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Hospital Room Surfaces Pose Low Risk of Spreading SARS-CoV-2

Hospital rooms where COVID patients were treated had little to no active virus contaminations on surfaces, according to a study at Duke University Hospital that adds to the body of research on how the pandemic respiratory virus is spread.
18-Jan-2022 4:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Early Prostate Cancers Can Harbor Aggressive Tumor Cells

Some prostate cancers might also include a small number of aggressive cells hiding among the indolent ones like wolves in a herd of sheep. Researchers at Duke Health have identified a molecular signature that can spot these lurking threats.
18-Jan-2022 8:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

NIH Collaboratory Celebrates 10 Years of Rethinking Clinical Trials®, Changes Program Name to NIH Pragmatic Trials Collaboratory

the NIH Collaboratory is donning a new name—NIH Pragmatic Trials Collaboratory—that will carry the highly successful program into the future with a continued commitment to transforming clinical research. The program was formerly known as the NIH...
10-Jan-2022 9:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

With ‘Test-to-Stay,’ Children and Staff Can Safely Remain in School After COVID Exposures

Children and staff who repeatedly test negative for COVID-19 after contact with someone who has the illness can safely remain in school if universal masking programs are in place, according to a new “test-to-stay” study report from the ABC...
29-Dec-2021 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Antibiotics Can Be First-Line Therapy for Uncomplicated Appendicitis Cases

With numerous recent studies demonstrating that antibiotics work as well as surgery for most uncomplicated appendicitis cases, the non-surgical approach can now be considered a routine option, according to a review article in JAMA.
10-Dec-2021 11:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

Duke Institute Lands Federal Contract to Make Vaccine Candidates

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases awarded researchers at the Duke Human Vaccine Institute a contract that enables it to compete for projects advancing investigational vaccines to production for use in early clinical trials.
14-Dec-2021 10:35 AM EST Add to Favorites

DCRI, UNC Center for Health Equity Research, and Partners Launch Free Testing Project to Slow the Spread of COVID-19 with Scalable, Community-Engaged Research

The Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI), Center for Health Equity Research at UNC-Chapel Hill (UNC-CHER), and Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) today announced plans to deliver their You & Me COVID-Free testing project in Merced...
29-Nov-2021 10:10 AM EST Add to Favorites

A Third of Caregivers of Kids with Cancer Have Hesitancy on COVID Vaccine

A survey of parents and caregivers of children with cancer found that nearly a third of them expressed hesitancy to vaccinate their youngsters against COVID-19.
15-Nov-2021 11:10 AM EST Add to Favorites


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More Rapid Tests Are Coming. What's the Best Way to Use Them?

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