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U.K. doctors test lipid ibuprofen as COVID-19 treatment

The non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) Ibuprofen is being tested as a potential treatment for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Doctors in the United Kingdom rolled out a clinical trial of the everyday painkiller to see if it reduces respiratory failure in patients experiencing severe COVID-19 disease.
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Next-generation sequencing of COVID-19 virus offers powerful metagenomic data

Next-generation sequencing of the COVID-19 virus is providing powerful metagenomic data, which, combined with clinical data, will inform the search for effective treatments, as reported in the peer-reviewed journal Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonology.
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Assessing the integrity of remdesivir clinical trial during COVID pandemic

As acknowledged in the first remdesivir double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial addressing treatment for COVID-19 recently published in Lancet (Wang, et al., April 29, 2020), a statistician at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey was called on to guard the integrity of that trial.
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Assessing the integrity of remdesivir clinical trial during COVID-19 pandemic

As acknowledged in the first remdesivir double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial addressing treatment for COVID-19 recently published in Lancet (Wang, et al., April 29, 2020), a statistician at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey was called on to guard the integrity of that trial.
Tags: Health, New Jersey, Rutgers Cancer Institute


Current advances in nanoparticles and their role as anticancer drug-delivery vectors

Nanotechnology has contributed a great deal to the field of medical science. It has enabled researchers to design tools to deliver drugs to specific targets in a living organism.
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A SARS-CoV-2 antibody magnetic immuno-detection test

A new report, released on the preprint server bioRxiv by researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology, describes the development of an innovative serologic test that could provide a fast, easy, and inexpensive method of detecting high titers of antibody in the serum of SARS-CoV-2 infected people.
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Coronavirus live update Australia: NSW police could arrest Black Lives Matter protesters in groups over 500 – latest news

Planned protests at a time of social distancing draw criticism, including from Scott Morrison, as Melbourne school student tests positiveThree new cases in Victoria, including studentPM asked about rallies in time of distancing‘Shocking’: Lancet retracts paper that halted hydroxychloroquine trialsFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 4.19am BST Meanwhile, the South Australian police commissioner, Grant Stevens, has ...
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Designing a prototype spike protein vaccine for SARS-CoV-2

A recent study published on the preprint server bioRxiv in June 2020 reports the development of a prototype vaccine containing multiple antigenic sites, based on the spike protein of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that is causing the current COVID-19 pandemic. If successful, this could lead to the development of an effective, non-allergenic vaccine that induces both humoral and cellular immunity.
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Comparing genomes to understand how mutations affect the COVID-19 pandemic

Now, a new study by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Center for Computational Biology, Flatiron Institute and published online on the bioRxiv preprint server describes how the use of comparative genomics helps to identify protein-coding and non-coding functional genes.
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SARS-CoV-2 gene deletions may cause milder infections and increase human-to-human transmission

In their recent paper released on the bioRxiv preprint server, a research group from Spain demonstrated how genome changes and deletions in severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) could represent a strategy of natural selection used for lessening the impact of infection in order to increase viral transmission potential.
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Malaria risk in deforestation hotspots linked to demand for agricultural commodities

A paper recently published in Nature Communications is the first to show a connection between demand from certain developed countries for agricultural commodities and the growing risk of malaria in the countries that supply those goods.
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Alpaca-derived antiviral agent neutralizes SARS-CoV-2

Researchers at Karolinska University Hospital and the University of Cape Town have identified an antibody fragment that targets the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) spike protein and potently neutralizes the virus.
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Using supercomputers to knock out drug side effects

Psychedelic drugs could be effective in treating psychiatric disorders such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, but medical use of these drugs is limited by the hallucinations they cause.
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Coronavirus live update Australia: Scott Morrison holds press conference as Melbourne school closes after student tests positive – latest news

Black Lives Matter rallies planned for the weekend draw criticism at a time when weddings and funerals remain restrictedThree new cases in Victoria, including studentRallies draw criticism at time of distancing‘Shocking’: Lancet retracts paper that halted hydroxychloroquine trialsFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 2.17am BST Morrison is also asked whether it is “a national shame” that there have been at least 432...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, Morrison, Coronavirus outbreak, BST Morrison, Black Lives Matter and Indigenous Lives Matter


HPV vaccines that work in the U.S. may not be effective in protecting other populations of women

A research team at Dartmouth's and Dartmouth-Hitchcock's Norris Cotton Cancer Center has found that the same vaccination programs that target human papillomavirus (hrHPV) strains in the United States may not be as effective in protecting other populations of women from the disease.
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New studies provide insights into DNA crossovers in egg and sperm cells

In the famous words of movie character Forrest Gump, "Life is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you're gonna get."
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Scientists aim to develop a gene-targeting, antiviral agent against COVID-19

A team of scientists from Stanford University is working with researchers at the Molecular Foundry, a nanoscience user facility located at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), to develop a gene-targeting, antiviral agent against COVID-19.
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Retiran estudio sobre seguridad de antimalárico en COVID-19

Varios autores de un extenso estudio que planteó dudas sobre la seguridad del uso de antimaláricos en pacientes con coronavirus retiraron su informe el jueves, ya que aseguran que revisores independientes no lograron verificar la información cuestionada ampliamente por otros científicos.La decisión publicada en la revista Lancet afecta a un informe difundido el 22 de mayo sobre la hidroxicloroquina y la cloroquina, medicamentos utilizados desde hace tiempo para prevenir o tratar el paludismo, pe...
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UIC Center for Alcohol Research in Epigenetics receives $8.2 million NIH grant

The University of Illinois at Chicago received $8.2 million from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to continue the Center for Alcohol Research in Epigenetics and its research on how alcohol affects genes through epigenetics -- chemical changes to DNA, RNA or proteins that alter the expression of genes without directly modifying them.
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México supera los 105.000 casos de COVID-19 tras otro récord diario

México, 4 jun (EFE).- México notificó este jueves la mayor cantidad de contagios diarios de COVID-19, con 4.442, para alcanzar una cifra acumulada de 105.680 casos confirmados y 12.545 fallecimientos, 816 más que la víspera.
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Cerca de mil 500 trabajadores de la salud han dado positivo a COVID-19 en BC

En Baja California, mil 494 profesionales de la salud han dado positivo a COVID-19 y 306 continúan activos, informó el secretario de Salud del Estado, Alonso Pérez Rico, en la transmisión que ofreció este miércoles.  Además dio a conocer que 12 trabajadores de la salud han fallecido a causa del coronavirus en la entidad.  “Desafortunadamente, […]
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México registra más de 4 mil casos positivos por coronavirus en un día

El Dr. Hugo López-Gatell aprovechó la conferencia de prensa para hablar sobre ‘El Dengue’
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México supera las 12 mil muertes por COVID-19; CDMX tiene 82% de ocupación en hospitales

De acuerdo con el subsecretario de Salud, Hugo López-Gatell, el 17 de mayo pasado ha día más letal en la epidemia con 340 muertes ocurridas ese día.El cargo México supera las 12 mil muertes por COVID-19; CDMX tiene 82% de ocupación en hospitales apareció primero en Animal Político.
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Liberty University’s Director of Diversity Retention Resigns; Students Call for Falwell’s Ouster

Liberty University continues to be a community is disarray following Jerry Falwell’s racially insensitive COVID mask tweet (please see this post for context). An adjunct professor resigned immediately after the tweet came to light and now the school Director of Diversity Retention, Quan McLaurin has resigned. I suspect Mr. Falwell made his job very difficult. Here is the Twitter announcement: Yesterday I tendered my letter of resignation. As of July 2, 2020, I will no longer serve as the Direct...
Tags: Health, Liberty, Infertility, Liberty University, Jerry Falwell, Falwell, Diversity Retention Resigns, Quan McLaurin, Liberty Students for Change


Coronavirus en Necochea: nació la beba del baby shower y dio positivo

La beba para la cual se celebró el "baby shower" que detonó un brote de coronavirus en Necochea nació en las últimas horas y dio positivo al test del virus. La noticia fue confirmada a LA NACION por el intendente Arturo Rojas."La beba nació hace un par de horas, se encuentra en buen estado de salud, se le hizo el test y dio positivo. Su madre también se había contagiado. Por suerte, ambas están en buen estado de salud", dijo Rojas a este medio.Ya son 18 los casos en Necochea tras el baby shower:...
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Coronavirus Australia live updates: Scott Morrison holds press conference as Melbourne school closes after student tests positive – latest news

Black Lives Matter rallies planned for the weekend draw criticism at a time when weddings and funerals remain restrictedRallies draw criticism at time of distancing‘Shocking’: Lancet retracts paper that halted hydroxychloroquine trialsFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 1.38am BST Hi everyone, it’s Naaman Zhou here. Thanks to Michael McGowan and Matilda Boseley for their work this morning. We are still waiting on ...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, Naaman Zhou, Michael McGowan, Coronavirus outbreak, Matilda Boseley


Coronavirus en la Argentina. Amplían la cuarentena hasta el 28 de junio

El presidente Alberto Fernández anunció esta noche la prórroga del aislamiento obligatorio que regía hasta el próximo domingo: se ampliará hasta el 28 de junio en los lugares donde haya circulación comunitaria del virus. Mientras tanto, en el resto del país, con pocos o nulos casos, se implementará un "distanciamiento social preventivo".El primer mandatario brindó detalles sobre la extensión de las medidas para evitar los contagios masivos del nuevo coronavirus Covid-19 desde la residencia de O...
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Ya es oficial: se podrá salir a correr en la Ciudad de Buenos Aires durante la cuarentena

Ya es oficial: se podrá salir a correr en la Ciudad de Buenos Aires durante la cuarentena
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Universal preoperative screening of pediatric patients for COVID-19 improves safety

Universally screening pediatric patients for COVID-19 before they undergo surgical procedures has allowed hospitals to improve safety by identifying all patients who test positive for the virus, half of whom have no symptoms, according to new research led by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
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México suma 4,442 contagios y confirma 816 decesos a causa del COVID-19

México llegó este 4 de junio a los 105,680 casos acumulados de coronavirus, luego de sumar 4,442 casos, 4.4 % más de los registrados este miércoles. Las defunciones se elevaron a 12,545 muertos, al ser notificados otros 816 decesos, además se tienen 1,033 sospechosos. El subsecretario de Salud explicó que hasta el momento, el día […]
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