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Researchers map genetic changes that may have facilitated SARS-CoV-2’s jump from bats to humans

January 13, 2021

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic continues to ravage the globe. To date, over 91.62 million cases and more than 1.96 million deaths have been reported worldwide. The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes COVID-19, […]


Researchers develop new COVID-19 RNA test that produces fast and accurate results

January 5, 2021

The researchers believe their method could deliver a test that is not only fast but also sufficiently sensitive. The test does not require samples to be treated at high temperatures, and it can be performed using standard laboratory equipment, making […]


How to overcome anxiety & negative thoughts during a pandemic

December 30, 2020

Category: Editorial

Our relationship with other people, or lack thereof, has a direct impact on our mental and physical health—it isn’t a secret anymore. In fact, it has been researched over the years. But perhaps, now more than ever, it’s essential to […]


Biomarker, Innovation

New computational technique accurately differentiates between data from tumor cells and normal cells

January 18, 2021

Via: The Medical News

In an effort to address a major challenge when analyzing large single-cell RNA-sequencing datasets, researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have developed a new computational technique to accurately differentiate between data from cancer cells and the […]


Biomarker, Innovation

DNA test can quickly identify pneumonia in patients with severe COVID-19, aiding faster treatment

January 15, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Researchers have developed a DNA test to quickly identify secondary infections in COVID-19 patients, who have double the risk of developing pneumonia while on ventilation than non-COVID-19 patients. For patients with the most severe forms of COVID-19, mechanical ventilation is […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers discover unexpected role for the clock gene in prostate cancer progression

January 15, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Our biological or circadian clock synchronizes all our bodily processes to the natural rhythms of light and dark. It’s no wonder then that disrupting the clock can wreak havoc on our body. In fact, studies have shown that when circadian […]


Opinions

Can cloth masks protect healthcare professionals from SARS-CoV-2?

January 15, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Healthcare workers have been on the frontline in dealing with the current coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Naturally, they have been exposed to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the causative agent of COVID-19, at a much higher frequency […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

New antiviral repurposing study finds peptides that could prevent SARS-CoV-2-ACE2 binding

January 15, 2021

Via: The Medical News

As the world continues to struggle with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, researchers are busy searching for pharmaceuticals that can effectively counteract the pathogen. This causative agent, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), infects through engagement via […]


Regulatory

U.S. health officials push hospitals to administer unused Covid antibody drugs

January 15, 2021

Via: CNBC

The U.S. has shipped over half a million doses of antibody treatments that have the potential to keep high-risk Covid patients out of hospitals if given early enough in their infection. This would help already overburdened hospitals avoid additional strain, […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

How the brain paralyzes you while you sleep

January 14, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

We laugh when we see Homer Simpson falling asleep while driving, while in church, and while even operating the nuclear reactor. In reality though, narcolepsy, cataplexy, and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder are all serious sleep-related illnesses. Researchers […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

A rift in the retina may help repair the optic nerve

January 14, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

In experiments in mouse tissues and human cells, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have found that removing a membrane that lines the back of the eye may improve the success rate for regrowing nerve cells damaged by blinding diseases. […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers discover antibody that blocks the spread of dengue virus

January 14, 2021

Via: The Medical News

A team of researchers led by the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Michigan has discovered an antibody that blocks the spread within the body of the dengue virus, a mosquito-borne pathogen that infects between 50 and 100 […]