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Buongiorno! Guten Tag! Good Morning! My name is Aldo, I am a physician and I live in Milano, Italy. I have always read a lot of medical news, and I have realised how difficult it is to forget to read those news if you’re not disciplined enough or if you don’t make that a habit. So I have decided to help myself and the community, here and on the Telegram app, and share just two articles daily, those that get my attention. All the articles can be searched by Category or Tag. Buona Lettura!

The Problem of Home Therapy during COVID-19 Pandemic in Italy: Government Guidelines versus Freedom of Cure?

After starting in late 2019, COVID-19 spread worldwide, and Italy was one of the first Western nations to be seriously affected. At that time, both the virus and the disease were little known and there were no Evidence-Based Medicine indications for treatment. The Italian Health Ministry guidelines claimed that, unless oxygen saturation fell to <92%, …

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Epithelial HVEM maintains intraepithelial T cell survival and contributes to host protection

Intestinal epithelia maintain T cellsImmune surveillance of the intestinal epithelium is crucial for intestinal homeostasis and protecting against infection. However, how the intestinal epithelium helps induce immune surveilling intraepithelial T cells (IET) is unclear. Here, Seo, Takahashi, and Wang et al. used mouse knockout models to demonstrate that herpes virus entry mediator (HVEM), a TNFR …

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Modifications of Behavior and Inflammation in Mice Following Transplant with Fecal Microbiota from Children with Autism

Highlights•Modifications of behavior and inflammatory factors in mice gut-brain axis.•Key role of gut microbiota during the different developmental phases of ASD.•Fecal microbiota transplant improves ASD symptoms.AbstractAutism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder displaying the modification of complex human behaviors, characterized by social interaction impairments, stereotypical/repetitive activities and emotional dysregulation. In this study, fecal microbiota …

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Experiential appreciation as a pathway to meaning in life

A key research program within the meaning in life (MIL) literature aims to identify the key contributors to MIL. The experience of existential mattering, purpose in life and a sense of coherence are currently posited as three primary contributors to MIL. However, it is unclear whether they encompass all information people consider when judging MIL. …

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Update: COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates and Abortion-Derived Cell Lines

Accurate information about the development and production of COVID-19 vaccines is essential, especially because many proposed candidates use newer molecular technologies for production of a viral vaccine. One concern regarding the ethical assessment of viral vaccine candidates is the potential use of abortion-derived cell lines in the development, production or testing of a vaccine. This …

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