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George Floyd Protests Raising Fears Of Spike In Coronavirus Cases

(CNN) — Government leaders and health officials have expressed their concern that coronavirus could rapidly spread during protests over the death of George Floyd. Floyd died after since-fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck for more than eight minutes. Chauvin was charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. People across the country have taken to the streets to vent their frustrations over the seeming lack of value for the lives of black American...
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New detection platform for rapid diagnosis of infectious diseases

The prompt, precise, and massive detection of a virus is the key to combat infectious diseases such as Covid-19.
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Blood test may predict a patient’s response to prostate cancer treatment

A team of researchers at The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) in London found that the test can detect traces of cancer DNA in the bloodstream. The liquid biopsy could also identify the patients who are more likely to relapse.
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Coronavirus Australia live update: NSW to reopen gyms and dance studios on 13 June – latest news

Deputy premier says 10 people per class and 100 people per facility can return to gyms and studios because ‘summer bodies are made in winter’. Follow liveGyms to reopen in NSW from 13 JuneCoronavirus restrictions eased around AustraliaFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 3.31am BST Victoria’s alpine resorts are opening for the season, but with new rules in place:People will still be able to visit the resorts this Q...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, Dc, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Australian economy, Australian Capital Territory (ACT


SARS CoV-2 emergence could be due to genetic selection and recombination

Researchers have found that genetic selection and recombination could be behind the emergence of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that leads to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) or COVID-19 disease. This research could explain COVID-19 pandemic and its emergence. The study titled, “Emergence of SARS-CoV-2 through recombination and strong purifying selection,” was published in the journal Science Advances.
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Study maps novel coronavirus infection in cells of nasal cavity, airway and lungs

In a major scientific study published in the journal Cell, scientists at the UNC School of Medicine and the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have characterized the specific ways in which SARS-CoV-2 – the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 – infects the nasal cavity to a great degree – replicating specific cell types – and infects and replicates progressively less well in cells lower down the respiratory tract, including the lungs.
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Dire warning of a pandemic 100 times worse than COVID-19

As the world tries to cope the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that causes coronavirus disease (COVID-19), a scientist has claimed that worse is yet to come. American nutrition expert Dr. Michael Herschel Greger has said that the next pandemic would be due to virus emanating from poultry farms.
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Delay in implementing social distancing measures adds to the length of COVID-19 outbreak

A new analysis of COVID-19 outbreaks in 58 cities has found that places that took longer to begin implementing social distancing measures spent more time with the virus rapidly spreading than others that acted more quickly.
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Crucial ingredient from University of Kansas included in authorized COVID-19 drug

When the Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency-use authorization for the investigational pharmaceutical remdesivir to treat COVID-19 on May 1, in part it was due to pioneering work performed by pharmaceutical chemists at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy in 1990.
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Coronavirus Australia live update: Queensland government apologises to Nathan Turner's family – live news

Blackwater man who was wrongly believed to have died of Covid-19 at age 30 has been shown to have not had the disease. Follow liveQueensland deputy premier sorry Nathan Turner’s family were forced to grieve in isolationCoronavirus restrictions eased around AustraliaFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 2.31am BST The ABS has an update on Australia’s accounts:Another quarterly goods and services surplus at $13.9 bill...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Melbourne, Tasmania, Greg Hunt, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Australian economy


COVID-19 pandemic has worsened pre-existing mental health conditions

With over 6.26 million cases and 375,000 deaths in just five months, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused great fear and devastation in many parts of the world. Many studies show that, generally, there has been an accompanying increase in fear, anxiety, and depressive symptoms during this period. Now, a new study published on the online preprint server medRxiv in May 2020 shows that patients with a history of mental ill-health often underwent a worsening of their symptoms with the onset of the pande...
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Study resolves contradictions surrounding p53 gene's role in pluripotent stem cell differentiation

The gene p53 is extremely important in cell biology and, hence, the world of cell replacement therapy. Its role is to regulate the cell cycle and halt the formation of tumors, leading to its nickname the "tumor suppressor gene."
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Update on PALLAS triaI evaluating adjuvant palbociclib for early breast cancer

The Austrian Breast & Colorectal Cancer Study Group, Alliance Foundation Trials, the Breast International Group, PrECOG, LLC, the German Breast Group, and the NSABP Foundation today announced that the independent Data Monitoring Committee for the global Phase 3 early breast cancer PALbociclib CoLlaborative Adjuvant Study trial determined that the study is unlikely to show a statistically significant improvement in the primary endpoint of invasive disease-free survival following a preplanned inte...
Tags: Health, German Breast Group, Data Monitoring Committee, NSABP Foundation


Stem cell model sheds new light on the devastating process of neurodegeneration

A new study published today in Neuron led by The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Research Institute's Valentina Fossati, Ph.D., creates astrocytes - an integral support cell in the brain - from stem cells and shows that in disease-like environments, these normally helpful cells can turn into neuron-killers.
Tags: Health, Neuron, Valentina Fossati


Study reveals how essential SARS-CoV-2 protein can be stabilized and scaled for production

A research group from the University of Texas in Austin described a high-yield production of a stabilized severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) spike protein (S-protein) that may accelerate the development of vaccines and diagnostic tests. This methodological 'tour de force' paper is currently available on the bioRxiv* preprint server.
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Cancer clusters' resistance to natural killer cell immunosurveillance favors metastasis

Scientific evidence suggests that cancer can metastasize to other organs when either a single cell or a cluster of cells detaches from the original tumor and travels through the blood to another location, where it grows into a new tumor.
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Reducing inflammation improves stroke recovery, may extend window for therapy

Reperfusion therapy, the gold standard for stroke treatment, helps restore blood flow after a stroke caused by a clot, preventing loss of brain tissue. However, only about 10% of stroke patients qualify, in part because of reperfusion therapy's narrow treatment window.
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Coronavirus Australia live updates: Queensland government apologises to Nathan Turner's family – live news

Blackwater man who was wrongly believed to have died of Covid-19 at age 30 has been shown to have not had the disease. Follow liveQueensland deputy premier sorry Nathan Turner’s family were forced to grieve in isolationCoronavirus restrictions eased around AustraliaFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 1.26am BST And of course, these are not the only Indigenous people who have died while in police and government cus...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Australian economy, Blackwater, Matt Canavan


A handheld ultraviolet light device to kill novel coronavirus may be feasible

A personal, handheld device emitting high-intensity ultraviolet light to disinfect areas by killing the novel coronavirus is now feasible, according to researchers at Penn State, the University of Minnesota and two Japanese universities.
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Study aims to bring relief for patients removed from ventilators at end of life

A paper recently published online in the journal Chest reports on a study of the palliative ventilator withdrawal (PVW) procedure performed in intensive care units at end of life.
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Computer modeling reveals necessary vaccine efficacy threshold to prevent SARS-CoV-2 spread

A recent US study showed that in order to prevent or largely extinguish the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak without social distancing or any other measures, any vaccine would have to have an efficacy of at least 70%. The research paper is currently available on the medRxiv* preprint server.
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Study could make genetic testing more accessible to women

Genetic testing for cancer risk can significantly improve the prevention or treatment of hereditary cancers, but studies have shown that people who might have a genetic risk often don't get tested.
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Torrance’s Del Amo Fashion Center shuts to stop possible overnight unrest

The massive Del Amo Fashion Center shuttered Monday, June 1, just days after it began gradually reopening, and the streets around it were blocked to prevent potential demonstrators or looters from accessing the mall as Torrance headed for a second successive overnight curfew, along with the rest of LA County. “The mall made the decision to close and asked for our assistance,” said Sgt. Alexander Martinez of the Torrance Police Department, adding it would be a day-to-day decision. Torrance police...
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Geospatial analysis reveals most vulnerable COVID-19 areas in Spain

A report based on a geospatial analysis conducted by researchers from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid in collaboration with TAPTAP Digital, using additional data from Predicio and Tamoco, identifies the areas in Spain that require increased measures of protection against new outbreaks of the COVID19 epidemics.
Tags: Health, Spain, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, TAPTAP Digital, Predicio, Tamoco


COVID-19 likely to be a seasonal disease

A study conducted in Sydney during the early epidemic stage of COVID-19 has found an association between lower humidity and an increase in locally acquired positive cases. Researchers discovered a 1 percent decrease in humidity could increase the number of COVID-19 cases by 6 percent.
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A remote optical control for neural cells

A team led by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University has created a new technology that enhances scientists' ability to communicate with neural cells using light.
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ICUs become a 'delirium factory' for Covid-19 patients

Coronavirus can damage the brain in a number of ways.
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Research suggests new approach to therapeutic intervention for ALS

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is one of the most devastating adult-onset neurodegenerative diseases. Patients, including the late actor/playwright Sam Shepard, become progressively weaker and eventually paralyzed as their motor neurons degenerate and die.
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COVID-19 transmission unlikely to slow down dramatically during summer months

It is well known that rates of transmission of some respiratory viruses, including influenza, tend to fall during the summer months.
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SARS-CoV-2 prevalence varies widely across Brazil

Researchers have shown that the prevalence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in Brazil varies significantly by city and region, with the highest prevalence observed in the North of the country and the lowest seen in South and Center-West regions.
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