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    1. Medicine

    Obesity and diabetes as comorbidities for COVID-19: Underlying mechanisms and the role of viral–bacterial interactions

    Ilja L Kruglikov et al.
    Dysfunctionaladipose tissue puts obese and type 2 diabetic patients at higher risk.
    1. Medicine
    2. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Reducing respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) hospitalization in a lower-income country by vaccinating mothers-to-be and their households

    Samuel PC Brand et al.
    Targeting the mothers, and other household members, of newborns with a mixture of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccines is both efficient and effective at reducing RSV hospitalizations.
    1. Medicine

    Direct reprogramming of human smooth muscle and vascular endothelial cells reveals defects associated with aging and Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome

    Simone Bersini et al.
    Direct reprogramming of smooth muscle cells from HGPS patients revealed that BMP4 is a key contributor of vascular degeneration and might represent a new therapeutic target.
    1. Medicine

    Metabolic response of blood vessels to TNFα

    Abidemi Junaid et al.
    The metabolic readout of endothelial function in the microvessels-on-a-chip facilitates mechanistic studies and detection of biomarkers for microvascular diseases in a physiological relevant environment.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Medicine

    3D virtual pathohistology of lung tissue from Covid-19 patients based on phase contrast X-ray tomography

    Marina Eckermann et al.
    Phase contrast X-ray tomography based on a combination of parallel and cone beam geometry extends conventional histology by a third dimension and enables full quantication of tissue remodeling in COVID-19.
    1. Medicine

    Inference from longitudinal laboratory tests characterizes temporal evolution of COVID-19-associated coagulopathy (CAC)

    Colin Pawlowski et al.
    Longitudinal laboratory testing results tied to SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic PCR results of more than 2500 patients reveal the temporal evolution of COVID-associated coagulopathy.
    1. Medicine
    2. Neuroscience

    What is the true discharge rate and pattern of the striatal projection neurons in Parkinson’s disease and Dystonia?

    Dan Valsky et al.
    Aberrant striatal signaling does not induce drastic changes in the spontaneous discharge rate and pattern of the striatal projection neurons in Parkinson’s disease and Dystonia.
    1. Medicine
    2. Neuroscience

    Neural signatures of α2-Adrenergic agonist-induced unconsciousness and awakening by antagonist

    Jesus Javier Ballesteros et al.
    Instant performance recovery is possible following general anesthesia-induced unconsciousness using antagonist, and the brain dynamics return abruptly to the awake state without intermediate recovery states.

Highlights

    1. Medicine
    2. Neuroscience

    Excitation, inhibition and autism

    Charlotte M Pretzsch, Dorothea L Floris
    1. Medicine

    COVID-19 papers have fewer women first authors

    Jens Peter Andersen et al.
    1. Medicine

    Drug Discovery: From worms to fish to mice

    Guy M Benian, Hyojung J Choo

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  1. Christian Büchel
    University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany
  2. Miles P Davenport
    University of New South Wales, Australia
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    McGill University, Canada
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