Launch a Global Medical Career with Manipal’s American University of Antigua, College of Medicine

Medical students can be an efficient contingency workforce, provided their lack of training is suitably addressed. Being capable and ready to respond to COVID-19 like pandemic situation needs crucial emphasis on disaster management and emergency medicine. The world is faced with the reality of the shortage of physicians and healthcare providers due to the challenges posed by the current epidemiological peak. From the larger perspective, it is about how the shortage of physicians worldwide is going to impact the global health scenario. A lack of training renders medical students non-essential to patient care; on the other hand, clinical training is essential to generate future responders against COVID-19. What should be the focus of medical institutions and aspiring medical students?

Manipal’s American University of Antigua College of Medicine (AUA) is one such renowned institute in the Caribbean that helps students from different corners of the world to fulfill their dreams of

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Record gift to University of Toronto faculty of medicine supports AI, equity

A $250-million gift to the University of Toronto’s faculty of medicine will support artificial intelligence (AI), biomedical research and collaboration, and equity efforts. The investment also includes $10 million for the dean’s COVID-19 priority fund announced earlier this year.

The university says the donation is the largest ever in Canadian philanthropy. In recognition, the school will name the faculty of medicine and a new medical building funded by the gift after donors James and Louise Temerty.

“Their gift will touch every aspect of our programs, impacting education, research and clinical care across the region and round the globe,” says Dr. Trevor Young, dean of the newly christened Temerty Faculty of Medicine. “It will allow us to respond nimbly to exciting research and partnership opportunities as they arise and lead the way to big medical breakthroughs.”

Among other initiatives, the money will fund the creation of a new centre for AI

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Southwest Airlines Collaborating with Stanford University School of Medicine for Guidance Regarding the Southwest Promise

As part of the collaboration, Southwest will have access to an advisory council comprised of Stanford Medicine’s physician-scientists with knowledge and expertise in infectious diseases, prevention and testing protocols, and the latest medical research about COVID-19. This advisory council will provide insights to support Southwest’s commitment to keeping Safety as an uncompromising priority.

“We look forward to working with Stanford Medicine as we continue utilizing a science-based approach to develop and bolster our operational policies and practices during the ongoing pandemic,” said Gary Kelly, Southwest’s Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. “This collaboration adds to our advisory partners and brings a team of physician-scientists into our ongoing discussions and will infuse the latest medical research and public health recommendations into our mission of supporting the well-being of our Customers and Employees.”

Stanford Medicine is advising organizations and companies like Southwest as they evaluate their practices during

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Bristol University quarantines 300 students in halls of residence after 40 test positive

The Courtrooms Residence at Bristol University, where students have been told to self-isolate after a coronavirus outbreak. (Google Maps)
The Courtrooms Residence at Bristol University, where students have been told to self-isolate after a coronavirus outbreak. (Google Maps)

Bristol University has confirmed 300 students are being quarantined in their halls of residence after an outbreak of COVID-19.

Some 40 students tested positive at The Courtrooms residence, and all students living there have been asked to isolate.

The news comes after it emerged that more than 1,000 Newcastle University students tested positive for coronavirus over the past week.

A total of 254 students and three staff members are confirmed to have tested positive at Bristol University.

Students have been asked to remain in their flats and only socialise with people in their “living circle”.

The university said it is offering “full support” to those affected and isolating students will have food and laundry delivered to their doors.

The students are the latest to be told to self-isolate, with others across

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NEC OncoImmunity AS and Oslo University Hospital Team Up to Develop a Diagnostic for COVID-19 Using Artificial Intelligence

NEC OncoImmunity AS (NOI), a subsidiary of NEC Corporation (NEC), and Oslo University Hospital (OUH) are pleased to announce that they have recently been awarded a prestigious grant from the Research Council of Norway (RCN) to develop an artificial intelligence (AI) platform that will enable the rapid design of T-cell diagnostics for emerging or endemic infectious diseases. The project will develop a novel T-cell diagnostic for the current COVID-19 pandemic to complement the current serological tests. This will improve the ability to identify immune responses and acquired immunity, which is desperately needed to deal with the COVID-19 crisis.

Current technologies involve extensive trial and error to define exactly which parts of the pathogen induces robust immunity. These so-called immunodominant epitopes need to be identified for the general population. These demanding, work-intensive and time-consuming steps are necessary to develop tests to monitor the T-cell response to viruses such as SARS-CoV-2 (the

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Parker University Celebrates National Chiropractic Health Month

Dallas, Texas, Oct. 07, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Parker University and organizations like the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and the Texas Chiropractic Association (TCA), as well as chiropractors nationwide, are proud to recognize and celebrate October as National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM). This special nationwide observance seeks to increase public awareness of the importance of musculoskeletal health and the benefits of chiropractic care and its natural, whole-person, patient-centered, and drug-free approach to health and wellness.

In celebration of the chiropractic industry, mayors of major Texas cities, like Dallas and Irving, have issued proclamations recognizing its importance.

With 2020’s “Active and Adaptive” theme, NCHM focuses on helping people adapt to the new normal and maintain musculoskeletal health and function during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Doctors of Chiropractic have seen increased musculoskeletal conditions in back and neck pain, as well as headaches since the beginning of the pandemic. After spending prolonged amounts

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George Washington University Hospital recovers from cyberattack that forced operations offline

The IT network and medical record system at GWU Hospital were restored this week and the facility’s online applications are being reconnected, Jane Crawford, a UHS spokeswoman, said in an email. The hospital had its systems taken offline shortly after the cyberattack was detected.

Staff at the hospital relied on offline record-keeping while UHS dealt with the attack that affected some of the system’s clinical and financial operations, officials from the national hospital chain said.

Patients’ electronic medical records were not directly affected by the cyberattack, according to a statement issued Monday. There also was no indication that employee data had been accessed.

Crawford did not immediately respond to a request to comment on reports that the hospital chain was hit by ransomware. But the Associated Press reported that the company’s description of the attack is consistent with the type of malware where data can only be restored with software

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University of Cincinnati launches new center on addiction research

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Andrew Norman, PhD, a professor in the UC College of Medicine’s Pharmacology and Systems Physiology department and a leader in the Center for Addiction Research, is studying an anti-cocaine antibody for humans that may help block the effects of cocaine. (Photo: Provided. Colleen Kelley/University of Cincinnati)

A research center devoted to the science of addiction and determined to make a national impact has launched at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

The UC Center for Addiction Research, made public this week, is an endeavor “to expand the university’s scope as a national leader in addiction science,” officials said.

The center’s director, Theresa Winhusen, vice chair for addiction sciences in the Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences department, on Friday summarized its goals as:

  • Working to end myths and misconceptions about addiction disorders and treatment and helping determine better outcomes for those who suffer from the chronic health disorder.
  • Bringing together
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University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine Researcher Discovers How Coronavirus Causes Harmful Inflammation

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A researcher at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has discovered how coronavirus can cause harmful and escalating inflammation.

It is because of a region on the spike protein she calls a superantigen.

“That region would be expected to trigger a very strong response, adaptive immune response, and now the response is so exaggerated,” says Ivet Bahar, Ph.D., distinguished professor and John K. Vries Chair of computational and systems biology at Pitt School of Medicine.

Her work came about by trying to get a better handle on what happens in the severe pediatric coronavirus-related illness MIS-C or multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children. The symptoms of low blood pressure, fever and rash looked very similar to toxic shock syndrome, a potentially fatal illness caused by bacterial toxins.



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By using computer models, she found a surprise.

“We started to

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Young medicine graduate praises man who paid her university fees



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Young medicine graduate praises man who paid her university fees

– A young lady recently took to Facebook to share how three people in her life always pushed her to pursue her educational dreams

– In the touching post she also shared how one of the men who had paid for some of her tuition fees passed on recently

– The post was met by many congratulatory messages as well as condolences

A young woman named Rose Leputu recently took to Facebook group ImStaying to share pictures of the people whom she described as the ones who believed in her from the start of her educational career to the end.

In the heartfelt Facebook post, the medicine graduate also shares how one of the men in the pictures had gone even further in his bid to support her by paying the registration fees that helped her

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