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COVID takes challenge of tracking infectious college students to new level

October 12, 2020

Via: The Medical News

As the return of college students to campuses has fueled as many as 3,000 COVID-19 cases a day, keeping track of them is a logistical nightmare for local health departments and colleges. Some students are putting down their home addresses […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

A New Study Confirms Remdesivir’s Effectiveness as a Coronavirus Treatment

October 8, 2020

Via: Time Health

In a report published Oct. 8 in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers confirmed the benefits of remdesivir for treating people hospitalized for COVID-19. Remdesivir, an antiviral drug, has emergency use authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

High throughput screening identifies molecules that reduce cellular stress

October 5, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

For many, getting older can unfortunately mean an increased risk of illness from cardiovascular disease to cancer. University of Michigan scientists are actively researching the biological underpinnings of aging with the aim of developing interventions that could potentially help people […]


Regulatory

HHS Announces Funding for HIEs to Support Public Health Agencies

October 2, 2020

Via: HITECH Answers

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) (@HHSGov) announced five cooperative agreements to health information exchange organizations (HIEs) to help support state and local public health agencies in their efforts to respond to public health emergencies, including disasters […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Survey finds American support for human-animal chimera research

October 1, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

In September 2015, the US National Institutes of Health placed a funding moratorium on research that involves introducing human pluripotent stem cells into animal embryos — a practice that experts say is vital for advancing the field of regenerative medicine. […]


Regulatory

New commitments from governments and organizations support a unified approach to end pandemic

October 1, 2020

Via: The Medical News

New commitments from governments, international organizations and the private sector support unified approach to end pandemic, backing a response of unprecedented scale, scope and speed­-;through the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator­-;as pandemic claims more than 1 million lives Recent commitments […]


Regulatory

HHS Outlines COVID Vax Distribution Strategy

September 17, 2020

Via: MedPageToday

The Health and Human Services (HHS) department on Wednesday unveiled general outlines for how the first COVID-19 vaccine doses will be shipped and administered. Developed with the Department of Defense (DOD), the four-part strategy addresses engagement with state and local […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Embryos taking shape via buckling

September 14, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The embryo of an animal first looks like a hollow sphere. Invaginations then appear at different stages of development, which will give rise to the body’s structures (the brain, digestive tract, etc.). According to a hypothesis that dates back more […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Medical Devices

Samsung Medison partners with Intel for fetal ultrasound workflow

September 11, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Samsung Medison has partnered with Intel for new smart workflow solutions to enhance obstetric measurements in order to improve maternal and fetal safety. As part of the partnership, Samsung Medison’s BiometryAssist will leverage an Intel Core i3 processor, the Intel […]


Opinions

How coronavirus took hold in North America and in Europe

September 10, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Published in the journal Science, the results suggest an extended period of missed opportunity when intensive testing and contact tracing might have prevented SARS-CoV-2 from becoming established in North America and Europe. The paper also challenges suggestions that linked the […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers publish striking images of SARS-CoV-2 infected cells

September 10, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Ehre, a member of the UNC Marsico Lung Institute and the UNC Children’s Research Institute, captured these images to illustrate how intense the SARS-CoV-2 infection of the airways can be in very graphic and easily understood images. Her lab conducted […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Study: Small neutralizing antibody can block SARS-CoV-2 from entering human cells

September 4, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have identified a small neutralizing antibody, a so-called nanobody, that has the capacity to block SARS-CoV-2 from entering human cells. The researchers believe this nanobody has the potential to be developed as an antiviral […]


Regulatory

Vaccine Multilateralism Is The Alternative To Vaccine Nationalism

September 3, 2020

Via: Forbes

The globe’s best bet at managing Covid-19 demands a global effort. At the moment this looks like the Covid-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) Facility, which pulls together the buying power of most of the world’s countries and aims at fair […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Blood test can identify patients at high risk of severe COVID-19

September 2, 2020

Via: The Medical News

A blood test on hospital admission showing the presence or absence of SARS-CoV-2 can identify patients at a high risk of severe COVID-19. Admitted patients without virus in their blood have a good chance of rapid recovery. This according to […]


Opinions

Health experts sound the alarm on a possible new coronavirus wave this winter

September 2, 2020

Via: CNBC

Health experts are concerned about the potential for a new wave of Covid-19 infections over the winter period, identifying several factors that could lead to an increase in the rate of transmission. It comes amid heightened fears that coronavirus cases […]