February 23, 2022

Nonhuman Tissue Transplants

Over 100,000 people currently sit on organ transplant waitlists 1; about 6,000 die annually while waiting for a kidney, heart ...
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February 7, 2022

Janus Kinase Inhibitors for COVID-19

The Janus tyrosine kinase (JAK) family of proteins are cytoplasmic non-receptor tyrosine kinases that are expressed in all cells and ...
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January 19, 2022

Healthcare Carbon Footprint: Ongoing Operations

The top three carbon emitters, the United States, China, and the European Union, contribute over half (56%) of the world’s total healthcare climate footprint [1]. Within ...
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January 4, 2022

Healthcare Carbon Footprint: Supply Chains

The healthcare system is estimated to account for up to 8.5% of the carbon dioxide emitted annually in the United States (1), ...
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December 20, 2021

Healthcare Carbon Footprint: Hospital Construction

The United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy), 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure), and 11 (Sustainable ...
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December 13, 2021

Omicron Variant: Current Information

A new SARS-CoV-2 variant, B.1.1.529 a.k.a. Omicron, was recently reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) after being first detected ...
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December 6, 2021

Buprenorphine: Analgesia and Treating Opioid Use Disorder

Buprenorphine is a semi-synthetic opioid derived from the opioid thebaine. [1] Buprenorphine was originally developed to provide analgesia but is ...
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November 15, 2021

Clinical Trials for COVID Anti-Viral Treatments

While COVID-19 vaccines confer a certain degree of immunity to the virus, they are not 100% effective in all cases ...
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November 1, 2021

Deidentification of Patient Data

In the United States, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) governs the use and disclosure of ...
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October 18, 2021

Anesthesia for Cancer Biopsies

Choosing what type of anesthesia to use and where to administer it for a cancer biopsy can be challenging. For ...
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October 4, 2021

Human Genome Editing: Ethical Considerations

Rapid advances in genome editing technology following the development of CRISPR have led to almost miraculous progress toward the treatment ...
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September 20, 2021

Human Genome Editing: Status

The field of human genome editing has exploded in the past 10 years, thanks to the revolutionary gene editing technology ...
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