Month: January 2021

Video highlights of COVID-19 data trends as of January 31, 2021. This daily report shares critical data on the spread of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours. For the latest news, trends, and expert insights on the coronavirus pandemic, visit the JHU Coronavirus Resource Center: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/ Explore COVID-19 trends around the world with our in-depth
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Video highlights of COVID-19 data trends as of January 30, 2021. This daily report shares critical data on the spread of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours. For the latest news, trends, and expert insights on the coronavirus pandemic, visit the JHU Coronavirus Resource Center: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/ Explore COVID-19 trends around the world with our in-depth
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Latest Coronavirus News By Ernie Mundell and Robin Foster HealthDay Reporters FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2021 Two widely anticipated new COVID-19 vaccines — from Johnson & Johnson and Novavax — appear to halt infections in places where more contagious variants are circulating, new trials show. But there was one key exception: Each loses a significant amount
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Latest Diet & Weight Management News FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2021 (American Heart Association News) New federal dietary guidelines encourage Americans to focus more on eating healthy throughout life, to be flexible in their eating patterns and to cut down on empty calories. The recommendations, released every five years by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and
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Latest Mental Health News By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 28, 2021 (HealthDay News) While pandemic lockdowns may have initially triggered feelings of isolation and worry, stay-at-home stress dissipated with time as people adjusted to their “new normal,” research suggests. In the study, scientists did a state-by-state analysis of Google search trends between January
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Latest Pregnancy News By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2021 There have long been theories that women’s menstrual cycles align with the moon, and now a new study suggests there’s some truth to that. Using years of records kept by 22 women, researchers found that for many, menstrual cycles “intermittently” synced up with
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Nagoya University researchers and colleagues have revealed that colorectal cancer tissues contain at least two types of fibroblasts (a type of cells found in connective tissue), namely, cancer-promoting fibroblasts and cancer-restraining fibroblasts, and that the balance between them is largely involved in the progression of colorectal cancer. Their findings, recently published in the journal Gastroenterology,
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A new report combining forecasting and expert prediction data, predicts that 125,000 lives could be saved by the end of 2021 if 50% or more of the U.S. population initiated COVID vaccination by March 1, 2021. “Meta and consensus forecast of COVID-19 targets,” developed by Thomas McAndrew, a computational scientist and faculty member at Lehigh
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SORLA is a protein trafficking receptor that has been mainly studied in neurons, but it also plays a role in cancer cells. Professor Johanna Ivaska’s research group at Turku Bioscience observed that SORLA functionally contributes to the most reported therapy-resistant mechanism by which the cell-surface receptor HER3 counteracts HER2 targeting therapy in HER2-positive cancers. Removing
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The latest chapter in the COVID-19 story involves the variants, VUI 202012/01 (first detected in the United Kingdom), 501Y.V2 (identified in South Africa), and B.1.1.28 P1 (most recently discovered in Brazil). Davide Maniserro, MD, CMO, Infection and Immune Diagnostics for Qiagen, talks about the company’s ability to detect these variants that are highly-contagious, in this
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Medtronic could have a big year in the atrial fibrillation treatment (Afib) space. The Dublin-based company began to show this might well be the case when it announced FDA greenlit the DiamondTemp Ablation (DTA) system. The device treats patients with recurrent, symptomatic paroxysmal Afib and who have been unresponsive to drug therapy. DTA is a temperature-controlled
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A recent study, currently available on medRxiv* preprint server, shows that long-term adaptive immunity to endemic coronaviruses is widespread, but low in magnitude, and that it shares phenotypic features of spike-specific antibodies and T cell memory across all tested coronaviruses. Unlike the highly pathogenic severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the a causative agent
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