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Biomarker, Innovation

Markers of SARS-CoV-2 shedding in vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals

November 24, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines effectively prevent severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)-related illness and death. Because COVID-19 vaccines are not 100% effective in preventing illness, certain infections among those who have been vaccinated are expected. The involvement of […]


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Does SARS-CoV-2 infection contribute to adrenal gland dysfunction?

November 23, 2021

Via: The Medical News

New research published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology suggests that severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection can directly target and cause cellular damage to the adrenal glands. The resulting adrenal dysfunction may explain adrenal insufficiency in several […]


Biomarker, Innovation

COVID-19 saliva testing kits can also measure microscopic organisms in the mouth

November 22, 2021

Via: The Medical News

COVID-19 saliva testing kits that include a novel preservative can also be used measure microscopic organisms in the mouth, a Rutgers study found. This enables study of the relationship between mouth and lung microbes and the SARS-CoV-2 virus that may […]


Innovation, Research

Researchers reveal ethical and social issues faced by healthcare workers during the pandemic

November 22, 2021

Via: The Medical News

In the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, while many of us remained in the safety of our own homes, frontline healthcare workers faced a sudden influx of patients with the new, highly contagious, life-threatening disease. This undoubtedly caused a […]


Innovation, Research

Interferon beta versus the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant

November 22, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Natural immunity plays a critical role in protecting us from the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the pathogen responsible for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Interferons (IFNs) constitute a significant part of the anti-viral innate defense system. To establish […]


Innovation, Research

Effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccination during Delta variant predominance

November 19, 2021

Via: The Medical News

The current pandemic caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to distort lives with the emergence of newer variants of concern (VOCs). The causative pathogen, the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), is thought to have emerged […]


Innovation, Research

A genetic change for achieving a long and healthy life?

November 19, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily

Living a long, healthy life is everyone’s wish, but it is not an easy one to achieve. Many aging studies are developing strategies to increase health spans, the period of life spent with good health, without chronic diseases and disabilities. […]


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AstraZeneca Releases More Positive Data on COVID-19 Antibody Treatment

November 18, 2021

Via: Time Health

AstraZeneca Plc’s Covid-19 antibody cocktail was more than 80% successful at both preventing symptomatic disease and stopping the illness from worsening after six months, demonstrating its ability to provide long-lasting protection. The medicine reduced the risk of developing symptomatic Covid […]


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Cancer cells disarm cellular attackers by extending out nanoscale tentacles

November 18, 2021

Via: The Medical News

To grow and spread, cancer cells must evade the immune system. Investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and MIT used the power of nanotechnology to discover a new way that cancer can disarm its would-be cellular attackers by extending out […]


Innovation, Med Tech

New technology could revolutionize treatment of pediatric burns

November 17, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Burns are one of the most common injuries suffered by Australians and one of the top causes of death in children under four. While survival rates for burns patients have improved substantially, treating paediatric burns remains challenging, especially with the […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Efficacy of UVC light prototype devices for inactivating SARS-CoV-2

November 17, 2021

Via: The Medical News

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has prompted significant economic, scientific, and public efforts to contain the virus. The inactivation of the virus on surfaces and air might be a very […]


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New gene identified that contributes to progression to type 1 diabetes

November 16, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily

When the pro-inflammatory pair, a receptor called CCR2 and its ligand CCL-2, get together, it increases the risk of developing type 1 diabetes, scientists report. In this autoimmune disease that typically surfaces in childhood, the interaction of this natural lock […]


Innovation, Research

Vaccination protects against COVID-19 related hospitalization in patients with and without comorbidity

November 15, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has spread to almost every country in the world, causing over five million deaths and forcing many governments to enact costly and restrictive lockdown measures. These have included mandatory mask-wearing, the closing of public spaces, and […]


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Potential biomarkers of coagulopathy and disease severity in COVID-19

November 15, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Coagulopathy in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) displays unusually. Not only do patients display impaired fibrinolysis, but also platelet aggregation, inflammation, and microthrombi. Understanding this pathology could help healthcare workers treat these symptoms, often associated with low survival levels in severe […]


Innovation, Research

Breaking down fungal biofilm defenses provides potential path to treating sticky infections

November 12, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The microbes that make us sick often have ways to evade our attacks against them. Perhaps chief among these strategies is a sticky, armor-like goo, called the biofilm matrix, that encases clusters of disease-causing organisms. This defense works, sometimes in […]