Latest Coronavirus News FRIDAY, June 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) Giving COVID-19 survivors’ blood plasma to blood cancer patients hospitalized with COVID-19 significantly improves their chances of survival, a new study finds. “These results suggest that convalescent plasma may not only help COVID-19 patients with blood cancers whose immune systems are compromised, it may also help
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Scientists at Duke-NUS Medical School and National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS), in collaboration with colleagues in Singapore and the UK, have shown that the human form of the signaling protein interleukin 11 (IL-11) has a damaging effect on human liver cells–overturning a prior hypothesis that it could help livers damaged by paracetamol poisoning. The finding,
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Navigation Sciences has begun a first-in-human feasibility study of a system that uses augmented reality for the tissue-conserving removal of early-stage lung tumors. Earlier this month, the Brookline, MA-based company treated the first patient in the “Navigated Resection of Lung Nodules,” with the NaviSci system. The company said the Intelligent Surgery System, which integrates Augmented
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Researchers at the Chinese University of Hong Kong have developed an artificial skin that can effectively indicate if damage has occurred, in the same way that our skin bruises naturally. The new skin is made using an ionic hydrogel, and demonstrates changes in electrical signaling when it is deformed. It also produces a purple color
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Researchers at the University of Illinois Chicago have developed a graphene-based sensor that can rapidly detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The system includes graphene sheets that are coupled with an antibody against the viral spike protein. When viral particles bind to the antibodies, they change the vibrational properties of the graphene sheets, and the researchers can
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The coronavirus disease (COVID-19), caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), continues to spread worldwide. To date, over 177.13 million cases have been reported, and over 3.8 million have lost their lives. Finding effective treatments remains that can mitigate severe disease is a crucial area of scientific research. Drug repurposing for COVID-19
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Philips Recalls Millions of Breathing Devices Philips is recalling some of its ventilators and sleep apnea machines because the foam used to dampen the machines’ sound can degrade and emit small particles that irritate airways. Gases released by the degrading foam may also be toxic or carry cancer risks. The recall is expected to impact between 3
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Latest Migraine News By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 17, 2021 A new research review offers good news for migraine sufferers: There are more pain-relieving options than ever. In an analysis of over 100 published studies, researchers found that several drug classes showed good evidence they ease the pain of a migraine-in-progress. Some of
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Convalescent plasma therapy was associated with better survival in blood cancer patients hospitalized with COVID-19, especially in sicker patients. The findings by the COVID-19 and Cancer Consortium (CCC19) are newly published in the peer-reviewed journal JAMA Oncology. The Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson, is part of the CCC19. The
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Latest Lungs News By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 16, 2021 (HealthDay News) Exposure to mold both in and out of the home may worsen breathlessness and other symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), new research suggests. More than 16 million Americans have COPD, according to the American Lung Association. COPD is an
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Tissue-engineering scaffolds built around ultrashort peptides provide a new platform for studying bone regeneration in the lab. The peptides developed at KAUST self-assemble into a cartilage-like hydrogel that mimics the natural matrix that underpins bone formation in the body. Its physiologically relevant properties enable this cell-friendly biomaterial to support the growth and development of bone
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This might sound a bit crass, but from a financial opportunity and market perspective, COVID-19 was really good for telemedicine, and other sectors of the digital health industry. Social distancing guidelines — along with emergency reimbursement changes and regulatory waivers — rocket-launched the adoption of telemedicine and remote-monitoring technologies. This boom has opened a significant number of market and investment opportunities and paved
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New York City neighborhoods that had higher levels of socioeconomic disadvantage experienced more COVID-19 infections and deaths, according to Mount Sinai scientists who created a neighborhood-level COVID-19 inequity index. The index measured factors that fueled inequities in the residents’ lives, such as employment and commuting patterns, population density of their neighborhood, food access, socioeconomic status,
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Video highlights of COVID-19 data trends as of June 17, 2021. Explore COVID-19 trends around the world with our in-depth data tracking: New cases and cumulative cases: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/data/cumulative-cases Daily new cases, testing, and positivity ratio by U.S. state: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/testing/tracker/overview New cases by country: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/data/new-cases
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Latest Coronavirus News TUESDAY, June 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) Researchers say an extra dose of two-dose COVID-19 vaccines may improve immune system protection for organ transplant patients, a group that’s so far responded poorly to two-dose vaccines. “Our findings suggest clinical trials are warranted to determine if transplant recipients should receive COVID-19 vaccine booster doses
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