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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 […]


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 […]


Innovation, Research

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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States rush to replace J&J vaccine appointments after FDA recommends pause

April 13, 2021

Via: CNBC

More than a dozen states took steps Tuesday to halt inoculations with Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine, shortly after the Food and Drug Administration recommended to pause its use after reports some women developed a rare blood clotting disorder. The […]


Innovation, Research

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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Teen EUA Sought for Pfizer Vaccine; J&J Vax Probed; 40% of Marines Shun Shots

April 12, 2021

Via: MedPageToday

On the heels of its recently released data in teens ages 12-15, Pfizer and BioNTech said they applied to the FDA to expand emergency use authorization for their COVID-19 vaccine to include that age group. Meanwhile, real-world data from Israel […]


EHR & EMR, News

Microsoft Accelerates Industry Cloud Strategy for Healthcare with the Acquisition of Nuance

April 12, 2021

Via: EMR Thoughts

Microsoft Corp (Nasdaq: MSFT) and Nuance Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: NUAN) today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire Nuance for $56.00 per share, implying a 23% premium to the closing price of Nuance on […]


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WHO says Covid pandemic is growing ‘exponentially’ at more than 4.4 million new cases a week

April 12, 2021

Via: CNBC

The World Health Organization said Monday the trajectory of the coronavirus pandemic is now “growing exponentially,” with more than 4.4 million new Covid-19 cases reported over the last week. Maria Van Kerkhove, the agency’s technical lead for Covid-19, said “we’re […]


Innovation, Research

Novel polyclonal antibody XAV-19 efficiently neutralizes UK and South African SARS-CoV-2 variants

April 7, 2021

Via: The Medical News

A promising new study, released as a preprint on the bioRxiv* server, reports on the high neutralizing efficacy of a polyclonal swine antibody against the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the pathogen responsible for the novel coronavirus disease […]


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Researchers address the issue of drug shortages

April 7, 2021

Via: The Medical News

The two researchers are among the first to address the issue of drug shortages in contexts outside of the US; their study will look at the supply of medicines in Europe, with a focus on Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The […]


Innovation, Research

Researchers identify novel SARS-CoV-2 variant unregistered on genomic sequence databases

April 7, 2021

Via: The Medical News

A team of scientists from the University of California Santa Cruz, USA, recently identified a novel variant (B.1.x) of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that might be circulating in at least 20 US states and six countries globally. […]


Innovation, Research

Can limiting the priming dose of a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine improve immunity?

April 6, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Several vaccines have been developed, approved and rolled out to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. However, some concern is mounting that a sufficient number of vaccine doses may not be […]


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New Alzheimer’s Gene Variants; Cannabis and Surgery; LSD for Cluster Headache?

April 6, 2021

Via: MedPageToday

Thirteen new rare gene variants in loci related to synaptic function and neuronal development were associated with Alzheimer’s disease. (Alzheimer’s and Dementia) In an unusual JAMA op-ed, three members of the FDA’s advisory committee reviewing aducanumab took another shot at […]


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Biden to move deadline for states to open Covid vaccines to all U.S. adults to April 19

April 6, 2021

Via: CNBC

President Joe Biden is expected to announce that states should open Covid-19 vaccine appointments to all U.S. adults by April 19, moving up his original deadline by nearly two weeks, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki confirmed Tuesday. Biden will […]


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U.S. ramps up pace of vaccinations as Michigan, other states see outbreaks

April 5, 2021

Via: CNBC

The U.S. administered an average of 3.1 million Covid-19 shots per day over the last seven days and hit a new record over the weekend with more than 4 million shots administered in a single day as vaccine manufacturing picks […]