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Innovation, Research

Intradermal administration of low-dose mRNA COVID-19 vaccine induces strong immune response, study finds

August 2, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Scientists in the Netherlands recently conducted an open-level, randomized-controlled trial to evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of fractional intradermal doses of the mRNA-based coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine mRNA-1273 (Moderna). The trial findings reveal that the fractional dose regimen of […]


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A new method of X-ray imaging based on the coloring abilities of hackmanite

July 30, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Researchers from the University of Turku have discovered a new method of X-ray imaging based on the coloring abilities of the natural mineral hackmanite. The international group of researchers also found out how and why hackmanite changes colour upon exposure […]


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Researchers develop two complementary bladder models to study UTIs

July 30, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are among the most common bacterial infections. They usually require treatment with antibiotics, and almost a quarter of treated cases lead to recurrent infection. The vast majority of UTIs are caused by a subspecies of the […]


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Scientists discover a surprising new way that tuberculosis suppresses immunity

July 29, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

When Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), the bacterium that causes tuberculosis, infects a person, the body’s immune response is critical to how the disease will progress — either helping the body fight the bacterium or exacerbating the infection University of Maryland researchers […]


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Systematic review explores the effects of ivermectin in preventing and treating COVID-19

July 28, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Ivermectin, a drug used to treat parasites such as scabies in humans and intestinal helminths in cattle, was screened in 2020 for activity against COVID-19. Laboratory tests suggested a weak effect on SARS-CoV-2 virus in a test tube but did […]


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Research shows how brain mechanisms of fatigue influence people’s motivation to work

July 28, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Fatigue – the feeling of exhaustion from doing effortful tasks – is something we all experience daily. It makes us lose motivation and want to take a break. Although scientists understand the mechanisms the brain uses to decide whether a […]


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Unraveling the mysterious mutations that make delta the most transmissible covid virus yet

July 28, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Upon first inspection, the mutations in the highly contagious delta covid variant don’t look that worrisome. For starters, delta has fewer genetic changes than earlier versions of the coronavirus. “When people saw that the epidemic in India was driven by […]


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Two types of blood pressure drugs provide equal benefits, but side effects differ

July 26, 2021

Via: The Medical News

People who are just beginning treatment for high blood pressure can benefit equally from two different classes of medicine – angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) – yet ARBs may be less likely to cause medication side […]


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Clinical trials during a pandemic – lessons from COVID-19

July 23, 2021

Via: The Medical News

A number of clinical pathologists from Cerba Laboratory recently presented some approaches on how to manage SARS CoV 2 variants during the clinical trial process. Dr. Benedicte Roquebert is based in the microbiology department of Cerba Laboratory and works on […]


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Why the Respiratory Disease RSV Is Having an Off-Season Surge

July 22, 2021

Via: Time Health

Dr. James Antoon, an assistant professor of pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, often goes an entire summer without diagnosing a single case of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). The common illness, which typically results in mild, cold-like symptoms but can […]


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Finding most promising targets for pan-coronavirus drugs

July 22, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Safe and effective vaccines offer hope for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the possible emergence of vaccine-resistant SARS-CoV-2 variants, as well as novel coronaviruses, make finding treatments that work against all coronaviruses as important as ever. Now, researchers […]


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Smartphone gaming can be harmful for some seeking relief from boredom, study finds

July 21, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Smartphone gaming can be harmful to players who game to escape their negative mood and feelings of boredom, a new study has found. Researchers at the University of Waterloo found that bored “escape players” — those who have difficulty engaging […]


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Cognitive decline may help predict future fracture risk in women

July 21, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Researchers led by the Garvan Institute of Medical Research have discovered a link between cognitive decline and a faster rate of bone loss, and found that cognitive decline over five years increased future fracture risk in women. The association between […]


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Breakthrough in detection of SARS-CoV-2 variant in wastewater

July 21, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Researchers from the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Interdisciplinary Research Group (IRG) at Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), MIT’s research enterprise in Singapore, alongside collaborators from Biobot Analytics, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), have successfully […]


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Owlstone Medical publishes data on the use of face mask filters to capture viral particles for SARS-CoV-2 detection

July 20, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Owlstone Medical (or the “Company”), the global leader in Breath Biopsy® for applications in early disease detection and precision medicine, today announced the publication of a peer-reviewed study in Nature Scientific Reports. The paper investigates the performance of filters embedded […]