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Clinical Research, Innovation

Engineered llama antibodies neutralize COVID-19 virus

July 13, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The team involves researchers from the Rosalind Franklin Institute, Oxford University, Diamond Light Source and Public Health England. They hope the antibodies — known as nanobodies due to their small size — could eventually be developed as a treatment for […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Bat research critical to preventing next pandemic

July 13, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Evidence already links different bat species to human outbreaks of SARS, MERS, some Ebola viruses as well as the Marbug, Hendra, Sosuga and Nipah viruses. Beyond these connections, there is very little known, and a recent article in Nature Reviews […]


Opinions

U.S. students get sicker from the coronavirus than kids in other countries, are at ‘higher risk,’ Dr. Scott Gottlieb says

July 13, 2020

Via: CNBC

Children in the U.S. are more likely than kids in other countries to have underlying conditions that place them at an increased risk of becoming severely sick with Covid-19, complicating the U.S. debate over how and whether to reopen schools […]


Regulatory

WHO says U.S. and Brazil accounted for half of new daily coronavirus cases: ‘Too many countries are headed in the wrong direction’

July 13, 2020

Via: CNBC

The United States and Brazil accounted for half of the new daily coronavirus cases as countries across the globe struggle to contain their outbreaks, the World Health Organization said Monday. The U.S. and Brazil reported 111,319 new Covid-19 cases on […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

The Company That Makes Remdesivir Says it Considerably Reduces COVID-19 Deaths

July 10, 2020

Via: Time Health

In a report published Friday, researchers from biopharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences said that COVID-19 patients receiving its antiviral drug remdesivir experienced lower mortality rates and better recovery times compared to those not getting the treatment. The researchers compared 312 people […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Opinions

Scientists may have found one path to a longer life

July 10, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The research, published July 10 by the Journal of Gerontology: Biological Sciences, shows the drug mifepristone can extend the lives of two very different species used in laboratory studies, suggesting the findings may apply to other species, including human beings. […]


Biomarker, Clinical Research, Innovation

Structural analysis of COVID-19 spike protein provides insight into its evolution

July 9, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

A characterising feature of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is the protein spikes which cover the surface, which the virus uses to bind with and enter human cells. Analysing the structure of these spikes could provide clues about the […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Breast cancer cells can reprogram natural killer cells to aid in metastasis

July 9, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Natural killer (NK) cells, a type of immune cell, are known to limit metastasis by inducing the death of cancer cells. But metastases still form in patients, so there must be ways for cancer cells to escape. Using a novel […]


Regulatory

WHO warns the coronavirus is ‘getting worse,’ continues to accelerate

July 9, 2020

Via: CNBC

More than six months after the coronavirus emerged in Wuhan, China, the “once-in-a-century pandemic” continues to accelerate, World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Thursday. “The virus can be brought under control,” he said in his opening remarks to […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

MIT develops computing model to improve microparticles injectability

July 9, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US have developed a computational model to improve the injectability of microparticles and prevent clogging during injections. The model determines an optimal design for injectability by analysing a variety of […]


Innovation, Med Tech

BD to manufacture injection devices for Covid-19 vaccination in US

July 9, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) has formed a strategic partnership with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) in the US to establish new manufacturing lines for injection devices. BARDA is part of the US Health and Human Services […]


Regulatory

Employers Don’t Have To Pay For Birth Control For Religious Reasons, Supreme Court Rules

July 8, 2020

Via: Forbes

The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that private employers who hold religious or moral objections to birth control can be exempted from providing no-cost contraception to employees through health insurance as mandated by the Affordable Care Act, often referred to as […]


Innovation, Med Tech

FDA grants breakthrough status to Dascena’s AI for kidney injury

July 8, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Machine learning diagnostic algorithm company Dascena has received breakthrough device designation from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Previse, an algorithm for the early detection of acute kidney injury (AKI). The algorithm is designed to predict AKI in […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Engineered killer immune cells target tumors and their immunosuppressive allies

July 7, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The engineered cell therapy could be used as an alternative approach for treating cancer in patients for whom previous immunotherapy based on the activation of T cells has failed. These findings are reported by researchers at the U.S. National Institutes […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Women’s egg quality dependent on metabolic factors

July 7, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

In the world’s most in-depth study of the final steps of egg maturation, the quality of a woman’s eggs was found to be significantly dependent on the important metabolic coenzyme called nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+). UQ Centre for Clinical Research […]