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New study shows possible alternative pathway of SARS-CoV-2 infection in overactive bladder

A new study published on the preprint server bioRxiv*, in June 2020, reports that the condition of overactive bladder (OAB) could be associated with a different route of infection by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the causative agent for COVID-19 disease.
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Cremation numbers reveal possible suppression of true COVID-19 data in China

A potentially explosive new study published on the preprint server medRxiv in June 2020 suggests that the official Chinese statistics on COVID-19 cases or mortality are neither reliable nor credible. If true, such unreliable data during a crucial period of the pandemic in February and March 2020 could have seriously skewed the response and preparation of the rest of the world and altered the future course of the viral pneumonic illness.
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Scientists harness cancer immunotherapy tools to identify targets for COVID-19 vaccine

Cancer researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have harnessed tools used for the development of cancer immunotherapies and adapted them to identify regions of the SARS-CoV-2 virus to target with a vaccine, employing the same approach used to elicit an immune response against cancer cells to stimulate an immune response against the virus.
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New Canadian study investigates how cancer adapts its metabolism to overcome therapies

Knowing what cancer will do next could lessen the likelihood of it becoming resistant to treatment. A new Canadian study investigates how cancer adapts its metabolism to potentially overcome therapies still in development.
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New syndrome associated with SARS-CoV-2 is new and distinct from Kawasaki disease

A study on children suffering from severe inflammatory symptoms shows the condition is new and distinct from Kawasaki disease.
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Indirect viral infection of the kidneys by SARS-CoV-2-induced inflammatory reaction

SARS-CoV-2-associated acute kidney injury is not uncommon. Many hospitalized COVID-19 patients - as many as 80% of critically ill COVID-19 patients, according to a current study - develop acute kidney injury, but without requiring dialysis in most cases. Proteinuria and hematuria are present in about half the cases.
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Satellite images of Wuhan may suggest coronavirus was spreading as early as August

Satellite images of hospital parking lots in Wuhan as well as internet search trends, show the coronavirus may have been spreading in China as early as last August, according to a new study from Harvard Medical School.
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Former Army medical research commander: It would be 'terrible' if political pressure rushed Covid-19 vaccine

A retired major general who helped develop vaccines and ran the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research warns that it "could be terrible" if political pressure rushed a Covid-19 vaccine.
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Coronavirus Australia live update: NSW will 'punish' businesses breaking rules as Victoria, Qld and WA record no new Covid-19 cases

Gladys Berejiklian warns on need to ‘be patient’ with social rules, while Mathias Cormann to appear before Senate committee over government’s botched wage subsidy projections. Follow the latest, liveGovernment to extend small business tax incentiveFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 3.25am BST Treasury secretary, Steven Kennedy, said that he takes responsibility for the $60bn “estimates” variation” on jobkeeper, a...
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Lisen Imprinting Diagnostics Inc. Announces a New Innovative and Highly Accurate Epigenetic Solution for Early Cancer Detection

WUXI, CHINA / ACCESSWIRE / June 8, 2020 / Lisen Imprinting Diagnostics Inc. ("Lisen" or "the company"), a US company headquartered with main operations in Wuxi, China which specializes ...
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Reflections and expectations: Are we handling COVID-19 in the right way?

COVID-19 Reflections: Severe lockdowns and Stay-at-Home orders have been hallmark of the national and global response to this Pandemic. They have been imposed with little precedent and scant evidence of their effectiveness as opposed to less restrictive social distancing measures.
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Human movement, poverty influence COVID-19 measures

A new study published on the preprint server medRxiv* in June 2020 explains the significant risk posed by poverty and the success of measures to counter COVID-19. The research sets out a model for more focused but productive interventions in high-risk groups that can reduce mortality rates significantly.
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Census of viral spike protein antigens could benefit development of SARS-CoV-2 therapeutics

A group of researchers has determined how different proteins associated with SARS-CoV-2 - the virus that causes COVID-19 - generate immune responses when given to rabbits as immunizations.
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New project aims to develop software tool to protect patient data in COVID-19 research

The COVID-19 pandemic has created an urgent need for sharing patient data to help scientists learn more about the virus and how to stop it from spreading.
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AMSSM issues position statement on sexual violence in sport

Sexual violence is a serious problem with potentially severe and lasting negative effects on the physical, psychological, and social well-being of victims - including athletes.
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Innovative effort solves health system's shortage of nasopharyngeal swabs

An innovative effort launched in April and led by a fellow in the UCLA Biodesign program has yielded positive results, solving the health system's shortage of nasopharyngeal swabs - a key element in COVID-19 testing - at a time when Southern California is seeing a rise in new cases and new deaths per day.
Tags: Health, Ucla, Southern California


56 percent of pregnant women in UK hospitals with COVID-19 are BAME

According to a new national surveillance study released this week, over half of the pregnant women admitted to a hospital in the United Kingdom with COVID-19 are either black or belong to other ethnic minority groups.
Tags: Health, UK, United Kingdom, BAME


Coronavirus: California OKs movie theaters to reopen with limited seats

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE SACRAMENTO — California movie theaters can begin opening later this week if they limit theater capacity to 25% or no more than 100 attendees, under state guidance released Monday. The guidance adds movie theaters to a long list of other businesses that can start reopening as the nation’s most populous state relaxes its stay-at-home order. Restaurants, churches, hair salons and retail stores have already reopened in many counties. Soon that reopening will expand vastly in coun...
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Health disparities negatively impact various groups of people

Certain illnesses and diseases have the ability to affect various groups of people in detrimental ways.
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Mount Sinai receives award from Microsoft AI for Health to support COVID Informatics Center

The Mount Sinai Health System has received an award from Microsoft AI for Health to support the work of a new data science center dedicated to COVID-19 research.
Tags: Health, Microsoft, Mount Sinai Health System, COVID Informatics Center


Old antibiotic may be a powerful new tool against deadly superbug

USC researchers have discovered that an old antibiotic may be a powerful new tool against a deadly superbug, thanks to an innovative screening method that better mimics conditions inside the human body.
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Chemotherapy and cancer join together to cause neuropathy

Contrary to common medical guidance, chemotherapy does not appear to be the only culprit in neuropathy, a neurological side effect of cancer treatment, a new study says. Cancer itself contributes heavily, too, and the stresses on neurons appear far worse than the sum of the two causes.
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Heart damage among hospitalized COVID-19 patients linked to higher risk of mortality

Mount Sinai researchers have found that myocardial injury (heart damage) is prevalent among patients hospitalized with COVID-19 and is associated with higher risk of mortality.
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Gene study suggests coronavirus came to California multiple times

A new genetic study suggests the Covid-19 coronavirus was carried into California several times by travelers, and suggests the state missed several opportunities to use contact tracing to stop further spread.
Tags: Health, California


Innovative algorithm helps select patients in need of urgent surgery or chemotherapy during COVID-19

A new approach to better select breast cancer patients in need of urgent surgery or chemotherapy during the COVID-19 pandemic has been developed by researchers at The Royal Marsden and the Breast Cancer Now Research Centre at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, in collaboration with colleagues in the UK, Germany and US.
Tags: Health, UK Germany, Institute of Cancer Research London, Marsden, Breast Cancer Now Research Centre


Better testing could lead to improved treatments for a specific type of ovarian cancer

Scientists have found that a specific type of ovarian cancer could possibly benefit from existing platinum-based chemotherapy and new DNA repairing treatments, following better testing.
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Pharmacists involved in cancer care face restricted access to essential PPE items

Oncology pharmacy practitioners around the globe are fighting to provide cancer patients high quality cancer care with increasingly limited and sometimes restricted personal protective equipment supply as well as impaired access to essential anticancer medication, according to University of California, Irvine-led study.
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Research team identifies key ingredients for producing high-value chemical compounds

Researchers have identified key ingredients for producing high-value chemical compounds in an environmentally friendly fashion: repurposed enzymes, curiosity, and a little bit of light.
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Synthetic monoclonal antibodies effectively neutralize SARS-CoV-2 in laboratory conditions

In a new study available on the preprint server bioRxiv*, a multinational research group demonstrated how monoclonal antibodies strongly inhibit severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in vitro at even sub-nanomolar concentrations. This makes them a prime candidate for the treatment of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
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Researchers confirm new therapeutic target for myelodysplastic syndrome

A research group from Kumamoto University, Japan analyzed the pathophysiology of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a blood cancer that presents often in the elderly, and found the presence of the transcription factor RUNX3, thereby revealing a cancer growth function for what had been considered a tumor suppressor.
Tags: Health, Kumamoto University Japan



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