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Blood Donations for Zika, Screening is costly

Screening blood donations for Zika virus (ZIKV) in the United States is costly with low yield, according to a study published in New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers implemented investigational screening of donated blood for ZIKV RNA with transcription-mediated amplification (TMA).

Repeat TMA, TMA testing in exploratory mini pools, real-time reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction, immunoglobulin M (IgM) serologic testing, and red-cell TMA were performed as confirmatory testing of reactive donations.

Epidemiology Of Autism Spectrum Disorder Among U.S Children

A new study that finds the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) among 11 surveillance sites as one in 59 among children aged eight years in 2014. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health contributed to a new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that finds the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) among 11 surveillance sites as one in 59 among children( 1.7%).

A Single Cell In The Inner Layer Of Blood Vessel

A study discovered that single cells in the innermost layer of blood vessels proliferate after injury and in so doing make a significant contribution to the formation of new vessels. Researchers have now been able to shed light on this process. They have shown that single cells in the innermost layer of blood vessels proliferate after injury and in so doing make a significant contribution to the formation of new vessels.

Aerobic Exercise After Concussion Improves Recovery Time

A new study from the University of Toronto's Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education has found that starting aerobic exercise sooner rather than later after a diagnosed concussion contributes to a faster recovery and return to the sport, school, and work. The study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, supports the view that aerobic exercise is safe and potentially protective in symptomatic individuals.