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During the global COVID-19 pandemics in 2020 emergency rooms throughout the USA noticed increased number of mental health associated conditions, suicide attempts and drug overdoses in comparison with the same period in 2019.

Holland et al., JAMA Psychiatry, 3 February 2021

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Biochemistry

Cell size is adjusted as a balance between proteins FLB17 and KRP4, the latter of which binds to chromosomes during cell division and is transferred to newly created cells.

D'Ario et al., Science, 11 June 2021

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PsychiatryNutrition and Obesity

Intermittent fasting increases long-term memory performance through up-regulation of KI gene, which is important for regulation of hippocampal neurogenesis.

Dias et al., Molecular Psychiatry, 25 May 2021

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BiochemistryNeuroscience

Elemental metals copper and iron, previously only found in microorganisms and plants, have been found in amyloid plaques in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease.

Everett et al., Science Advances, 9 June 2021

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Cardiology

Initiation of rhythm control treatment for atrial fibrillation within less than one year after diagnosis is shown to be superior to rate control treatment, since it leads to lower risk of ischaemic stroke and heart failure.

Kim et al., BMJ, 21 May 2021

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Cardiology

Adults who have experienced myocardial infarction at or before age of 50 and living in socioeconomically poor areas have 80% higher risk for all-cause and 130% higher risk for cardiovascular mortality.

Berman et al., JAMA Cardiology, 19 May 2021

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CardiologyEndocrinology

Coronary artery spasm leads to greater incidence of newly-diagnosed diabetes, especially for females under the age of 50.

Hung et al., International Journal of Medical Sciences, 3 May 2021

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OncologyNeuroscience

Activation of ganglion cells in the retina with light induced growth of optic pathway tumors in mouse models who had a mutation in neurofibromatosis type 1 gene.

Pan et al., Nature, 26 May 2021

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Nutrition and Obesity

Liraglutide combined with exercise is superior to either treatment alone in maintaining weight loss after low-calorie diet in obese patients with additional benefits on metabolism.

Lundgren et al., NEJM, 6 May 2021

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Reproductive MedicineGastroenterology

Physiological colonization of the baby's intestine with viruses after birth is stepwise and breast milk may reduce viral gut infections.

Liang et al., Nature, 15 March 2020

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