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Agencies seek plasma donations to treat COVID-19 patients

The FDA has authorized convalescent plasma therapy for COVID-19 on an emergency basis, with some studies showing that plasma therapy may speed recovery time for COVID patients. Research is ongoing, and clinical trials are continuing to determine whether plasma transfusions have real benefits.... Read more»

Practice makes perfect: UA medical school adding synthetic cadavers

As second-year medical student James Gentry practices using a needle to remove fluid from a knee, his initial attempt misses and hits bone. This ordinarily is an extremely painful mistake, but there’s no harm in this case because Gentry is practicing on a synthetic knee.... Read more»