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SARS-CoV-2 infection modeling in iPSC-derived type 2 cells

The most fatal form of COVID-19 disease is acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), caused by direct viral injury as well as indirect noxious effects caused by cytotoxic chemicals and inflammatory processes. A new study published on the preprint server bioRxiv* in June 2020 shows that this is partly due to the rapid onset of inflammation caused by the infection of type 2 alveolar cells with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).
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Novavax SARS-CoV-2 vaccine candidate shows promise in animal models

A new study published on the preprint server bioRxiv in June 2020 shows that a candidate spike protein vaccine can induce neutralizing antibodies, antiviral T cell responses, and protection against infection.
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Coronavirus Australia live updates: 50 Woolworths staff in Sydney isolate as Victoria records 77 new cases and suburbs in lockdown

Precautionary measures come after a worker tested positive for Covid-19; stay-at-home orders in place for 10 postcodes in Melbourne’s northBalmain Woolworths employees ordered to isolateVictoria announces number of new casesMelbourne street split down the middle by Covid-19 lockdownEverything we know about Victoria’s clustersFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 5.24am BST Paul Karp has this story:Liberal Eden-Monaro can...
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Repurposed drug for acute lung injury in COVID-19

Now, a new study addresses the possible use of an FDA-approved monoclonal antibody, called fostamatinib, a spleen tyrosine kinase inhibitor (SYK), to reduce the levels of mucin-1, a molecule associated with acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). People who have severe COVID-19 disease may develop ARDS.
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Two days after going to a crowded bar in Scottsdal...

Two days after going to a crowded bar in Scottsdale, Arizona, 30-year-old Jimmy Flores woke up with a fever of 103 and chills. A week later, he was put on a breathing tube.
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How lockdown stopped the virus in Italy

Previous studies have shown that many severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) cases were tied to asymptomatic carriers or those who do not manifest symptoms of the viral infection. Now, a new study reveals that in the first Italian town hit by the virus, as much as 40 percent of the population had no symptoms of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
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Coronavirus immunity is higher than previously thought, study finds

Now, a team of researchers at the Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital in Sweden has found that the number of people immune to COVID-10 may be higher than previously thought, and that antibody testing may no longer be the appropriate tool to trace it.
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Scientists find coronavirus' Achilles' heel

A team of scientists at the University of California San Francisco has found out how SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) invades proteins in the cells that serve as master regulators of key cellular processes.
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Americans who stayed home before they were told to saved lives, study finds

If you were one of Americans who decided to self-isolate before you were required to by state or local mandate, good for you. According to a new study, you saved lives.
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Which facemasks work best at stopping coronavirus?

A new study shows how wearing masks can prevent the spread of droplet borne infections and is an excellent preventive measure to stop the spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. The study titled, "Visualizing the effectiveness of face masks in obstructing respiratory jets," is published in the latest issue of the journal Physics of Fluids.
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US sees a record number of new coronavirus cases reported in a single day

The United States on Wednesday saw a record number -- 48,477 -- of new coronavirus cases reported in a single day, according to data complied by Johns Hopkins University.
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Coronavirus Australia live updates: Victoria records 77 new cases as 300,000 enter lockdown in Melbourne hotspot suburbs

Stay-at-home orders are now in place for 10 postcodes in city’s north as state steps up action to contain Covid-19Melbourne street split down the middle by Covid-19 lockdownEverything we know about Victoria’s clustersFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 2.23am BST For those who woke up in a lockdown, the professor says he understands the frustration, but there is no other option:I understand that frustration. I’m not in...
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Jugular venous pressure of heart failure patients can be checked remotely via smartphone video app

A new report from cardiologists at UT Southwestern raises the hope that doctors will be able to visually check the jugular venous pressure of heart failure patients remotely, using the camera on a smartphone. The finding is especially timely as telemedicine expands during the pandemic.
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California prison officials blasted for coronavirus outbreak; transfer of inmates from Chino criticized

By DON THOMPSON SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers harshly criticized state corrections officials’ “failure of leadership” Wednesday, saying they botched their handling of the coronavirus pandemic by inadvertently transferring infected inmates to a virus-free prison, triggering the state’s worst prison outbreak. A third of the 3,500 inmates at San Quentin State Prison near San Francisco have tested positive since officials transferred 121 inmates from the heavily impacted California Institution f...
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NIH announces $75 million in funding to improve genomic risk assessments for diverse populations

The National Institutes of Health has announced the provision of $75 million in funding over five years for the Electronic Medical Records and Genomics (eMERGE) Genomic Risk Assessment and Management Network, which establish protocols and methodologies for improved genomic risk assessments for diverse populations and to integrate their use in clinical care.
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Extended culture of human pancreatic slices as a model to study regeneration of beta cells

Scientists from the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have developed a method allowing for the long-term culture of "pancreatic slices" to study the regeneration of the human pancreas in real time.
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New tool to increase accessibility for COVID-19 testing

A research group from the University of California Santa Barbara recently demonstrated a cost-effective, simple, and much less toxic method to isolate host and pathogen nucleic acids and proteins in order to streamline the detection of DNA and RNA viruses – including the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).
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New Yorkers grown more hesitant about resuming normal activities, survey shows

New Yorkers continue to report much higher than normal rates of depression and anxiety, but much less than at their peak in mid-April.
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Some consumer fireworks emit high levels of toxins

When it comes to safety, families may not realize that there are health risks associated with setting off fireworks. In fact, some American consumer fireworks release toxins including lead that are harmful for both humans and animals, according to a new study.
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UofM/UTHSC grant competition yields 23 projects addressing COVID-19

The University of Memphis and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center are teaming up in a venture to secure a portion of federal funding allocated for COVID-19 research.
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Study finds significant variation in trust of health information by Hispanics

Hispanic adults vary widely in their reported trust of health information sources, suggesting that information tailored to specific ethnic subgroups and targeted by age group may be beneficial, according to results of a study by SUNY Downstate Assistant Professor Marlene Camacho-Rivera, MS, MPH, ScD.
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More than one-third of excess deaths in pandemic's early months linked to other causes

Since COVID-19's spread to the United States earlier this year, death rates in the U.S. have risen significantly. But deaths attributed to COVID-19 only account for about two-thirds of the increase in March and April, according to a study published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
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CityU develops CRISPR-assisted method to identify RNA-binding proteins in living cells

While scientists still don't fully understand the diverse nature of RNA molecules, it is believed that the proteins binding to them, called RNA-binding proteins, are associated with many disease formation.
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Important new findings on T cell immunity in COVID-19

Researchers at the Karolinska University Hospital and University Hospital of Wales report that people who have recovered from asymptomatic or mild cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may have long-term T-cell immunity against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).
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Coronavirus Australia live updates: 300,000 in Victoria enter lockdown in 36 Melbourne hotspot suburbs

Stay-at-home orders are now in place for 10 postcodes in city’s north as state steps up action to contain Covid-19Melbourne street split down the middle by Covid-19 lockdownEverything we know about Victoria’s clustersFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 1.16am BST We’re expecting an update from Victoria at 11am. 1.09am BST What’s it like in a locked down suburb at the moment?MUST WATCH: For everyone wondering what h...
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New thermoplastic biomaterial could lead to cost-effective, versatile medical implants

A new thermoplastic biomaterial, which is tough and strong but also easy to process and shape has been developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham.
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New NCCN guidelines explain how to recognize and manage immunotherapy-related side effects

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network today announced the completion of the new NCCN Guidelines for Patients®: Immunotherapy Side Effects series, with the publication of a book focused on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy. This closely follows the publication of a separate book on immune checkpoint inhibitors, both created with support from the NCCN Foundation®.
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US military coronavirus cases more than doubled in the last 3 weeks

The number of active-duty military personnel infected with the novel coronavirus has more than doubled in the last three weeks, according to new figures published by the Defense Department.
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Study explores the experiences of patients using hospital-based medicines helpline services

Leaving hospital can be a confusing and sometimes risky time for patients who take medication, with an estimated 44% experiencing medicine-related problems once they get home.
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Blood cell damage in COVID-19 may compromise oxygen transport

Researchers in the U.S. have shown that severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) may alter key protein structures on red blood cells and compromise the transport and delivery of oxygen in patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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