US researchers have published a proof of concept on the efficacy of human monoclonal antibodies against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in laboratory conditions, as well as their pioneering use in a mouse model. The study is available on the preprint server bioRxiv*. Basic virology research of SARS-CoV-2 is of utmost importance during
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Healthcare startups that have raised funding rounds this week include a firm developing a way to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease with a blood sample, a firm that combines technology with modern clinics to create a seamless virtual care to clinic experience, a technology-based drug discovery company in Japan and more.C2N DiagnosticsHeadquarters: St. LouisFunding type: Program-related investmentAmount:
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Latest Prevention & Wellness News By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) — In a finding that illustrates how distracted driving laws are saving lives, researchers report that car crash deaths among teens plunged by one-third during a period when the number of U.S. states with such laws on the books tripled.
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Latest Coronavirus News By Robin Foster and E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporters FRIDAY, May 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) — As millions of Americans try to navigate a safe re-entry into public life, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday released recommendations to guide schools, businesses and restaurants through reopening during the coronavirus pandemic. Six
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Latest Cancer News By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A combination of chemotherapy and immunotherapy may slow the progress of metastatic bladder cancer and extend survival, a clinical trial suggests. Current treatment for advanced bladder cancer is chemotherapy, but adding the immunotherapy drug atezolizumab (Tecentriq) appears to help more patients
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Latest Digestion News THURSDAY, May 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Drinking lots of sweetened soda may increase the risk of developing chronic kidney disease, two new studies find. “Consumption of 500 milliliters [16.9 fluid ounces] of a commercially available soft drink sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup increased vascular resistance in the kidneys within 30 minutes,”
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Latest Coronavirus News THURSDAY, May 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Older Americans were going hungry even before the coronavirus pandemic short-circuited the nation’s food supply, a new poll finds. Before the COVID crisis, 1 in 7 adults ages 50 to 80 had difficulty getting enough food because of high costs or other factors, according to
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Latest Coronavirus News By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) — In the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump announced that Americans need not worry because the new coronavirus was “like a flu.” Now, 1.4 million cases and more than 84,000 COVID-19 deaths later, a new report finds the
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.May 15 2020 Scientists with UC San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering and the Qualcomm Institute have developed a new gene prediction algorithm, called MINING-D, that could help researchers investigate the genetic clues behind the variation of symptoms shown in COVID-19 patients -; information that is key to creating a versatile
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.May 15 2020 As stay-at-home orders are being lifted in some states and extended in others, uncertainty continues to surround the COVID-19 pandemic. Serious measures have been implemented the world over -; from cancellations of major events and large gatherings to closures of schools and non-essential businesses. You might be wondering
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.May 15 2020 A team of anthropologists, physicians, tribal leaders and local government authorities developed and implemented a multi-phase COVID-19 prevention and containment plan among the Tsimane, an indigenous group of forager-horticulturists in the Bolivian Amazon. The collaborative effort is led by Hillard Kaplan, Ph.D., professor of health economics and anthropology
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.May 15 2020 When researchers from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, used a combination of two specific blood-clotting tests, they found critically ill patients infected with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) who were at high risk for developing renal failure, venous blood clots, and other complications associated with blood
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Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich researchers have shown that a specific class of immune cells in the blood induced by vaccination is an earlier indicator of vaccine efficacy than conventional tests for neutralizing antibodies. The current coronavirus pandemic, together with episodic outbreaks of infections caused by other pathogenic viruses, represent a growing threat to societies around
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.May 15 2020 COVID-19 can cause serious cardiovascular complications including heart failure, heart attacks and blood clots that can lead to strokes, emergency medicine doctors report in a new scientific paper. They also caution that COVID-19 treatments can interact with medicines used to manage patients’ existing cardiovascular conditions. The new paper
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Abbott Defends Its Rapid COVID-19 Test FDA alerted the public on Thursday that early data from independent studies suggests potential inaccurate results from using the Abbott ID NOW point-of-care diagnostic for COVID-19. The agency has also received 15 adverse event reports about the ID NOW test that suggests some users are receiving inaccurate negative results.
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In Session 3, the second of two sessions on “Acquiring Power,” Eliot Cohen, Dean of the School of Advanced International Studies, continues to explore the ways in which Shakespeare’s works display power. This session includes three sections entitled, “Coup” (10 minutes), “Demagoguery” (10 minutes), and “Crime ” (10 minutes). Visit https://www.jhu.edu/hopkinsathome/ to see more mini-courses
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