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Innovation, News, Research

J&J asked Pfizer and Moderna to help study blood clot risks but they declined, report says

April 16, 2021

Via: CNBC

Johnson & Johnson privately asked Covid-19 vaccine rivals Pfizer and Moderna to join a study looking into the potential risk of blood clots but the companies declined, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. Executives […]


Innovation, Research

Pregnancy increases the risk of first-time symptomatic kidney stone

April 15, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Though researchers have long known that several physiological and anatomical changes occur during pregnancy that can contribute to kidney stone formation, evidence of the link has been lacking. But now Mayo Clinic researchers believe they have that evidence. An observational […]


Innovation, Research

New nanothin coating could be used to treat deadly bacterial and fungal infections

April 15, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Researchers have developed a new superbug-destroying coating that could be used on wound dressings and implants to prevent and treat potentially deadly bacterial and fungal infections. The material is one of the thinnest antimicrobial coatings developed to date and is […]


Innovation, Research

Researchers assess SARS-CoV-2 transmission risk during air travel

April 15, 2021

Via: The Medical News

A team of scientists from the United States recently conducted a meta-analysis to estimate the risk of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection during air travel. The findings reveal that even with SARS-CoV-2-infected persons onboard, the risk of […]


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New Side Effect From mRNA COVID Vaccines?

April 15, 2021

Via: MedPageToday

Herpes zoster reactivation — a.k.a. shingles — following COVID-19 vaccination in six patients with comorbid autoimmune/inflammatory diseases may be a new adverse event associated with the Pfizer/BioNTech mRNA vaccine, suggested a new report. At two centers in Israel, there have […]


Innovation, Research

A mother’s fat intake can impact infant infectious disease outcomes

April 14, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

A team of UBC Okanagan researchers has determined that the type of fats a mother consumes while breastfeeding can have long-term implications on her infant’s gut health. Dr. Deanna Gibson, a biochemistry researcher, along with Dr. Sanjoy Ghosh, who studies […]


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Early monoclonal antibody therapies beneficial for COVID-19, finds study

April 14, 2021

Via: The Medical News

A team of scientists recently conducted a large-scale study at Northwell Health, New York, USA, to evaluate the efficacy of neutralizing monoclonal antibody (MAB) therapies in preventing disease progression among patients with mild to moderate coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The […]


Biomarker, Innovation, Research

Commonly used drug for neuromuscular diseases could also help prevent certain skin cancers

April 13, 2021

Via: The Medical News

New data published by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) suggests that an oral drug currently used in the clinical setting to […]


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Recovered COVID-19 patients may develop blood clots due to overactive immune response

April 13, 2021

Via: The Medical News

People who have recovered from COVID-19, especially those with pre-existing cardiovascular conditions, may be at risk of developing blood clots due to a lingering and overactive immune response, according to a study led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU) scientists. […]


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Non-invasive neuromodulation approaches can prevent invasive surgery in Parkinson’s patients

April 13, 2021

Via: The Medical News

From optogenetics to sonogenetics to magnetognetics, scientists around the world are investigating new techniques to treat Parkinson’s disease without the need for invasive surgery. There is still no treatment that can reverse the effects of Parkinson’s disease, a condition estimated […]


Biomarker, Innovation, Research

Researchers discover new way to starve brain tumors

April 12, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London, funded by the charity Brain Tumour Research, have found a new way to starve cancerous brain tumour cells of energy in order to prevent further growth. The pre-clinical research in human tissue samples, […]


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Researchers explore an inhalable SARS-CoV-2 nanobody therapy

April 12, 2021

Via: The Medical News

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is the world’s third major coronavirus outbreak. To date, the SARS-CoV-2 has infected over 135 million lives and caused over 2.9 million deaths. Even […]


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A sulfosugar from green vegetables promotes the growth of important gut bacteria

April 9, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

A team of scientists has analyzed how microbes in the gut process the plant-based, sulfur-containing sugar sulfoquinovose. Their study discovered that specialized bacteria cooperate in the utilization of the sulfosugar, producing hydrogen sulfide. This gas has disparate effects on human […]


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Stress from work and social interactions put women at higher coronary heart disease risk

April 9, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Psychosocial stress — typically resulting from difficulty coping with challenging environments — may work synergistically to put women at significantly higher risk of developing coronary heart disease, according to a study by researchers at Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public […]


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New study examines promising approach to treating attention and working memory difficulties in children

April 8, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

An adaptive cognitive training program could help treat attention and working memory difficulties in children with sickle cell disease (SCD), a new study published in the of Journal of Pediatric Psychology shows. These neurocognitive difficulties have practical implications for the […]