High-quality studies confirm face masks significantly curb COVID-19 spread

A ‘Special Communication’ article published in the journal JAMA Network Open Provides a detailed review of the current high-quality literature describing the utility of masks in reducing community-level transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the causative pathogen of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Worldwide. Special contact: Implications of mask-proofing and action during epidemics […]

Researchers receive NEA award to test whether a two-step music therapy improves chronic pain

Research scientists Matthew J. Baer, ​​MD, MS of the Riesenstrife Institute, and Richard L. of the Indiana Institute of Medical Research (IIMR). Creative Forces awarded to Roudebush VA Medical Center®: National Endowment for the Arts Military Healing Arts Network Award for Clinical Study of Music Therapy and Chronic Pain in US Veterans. The research project, […]

Clinical trial demonstrates the effectiveness of ALS drug in treating people with acute spinal cord injuries

A small clinical trial with a pharmacokinetic sub-study, led by a world-renowned pharmacologist at the University of Houston, has demonstrated promising efficacy of the drug riluzole in improving spinal cord function in people with acute cord injury (SCI) if the drug is used. Taken within 12 hours after injury. Riluzole is among the first drugs […]