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Growth, adaptation and neutralization of SARS-CoV-2 with acute-phase serum

One recent study published on the preprint server bioRxiv in June 2020 reports the results of growing and characterizing the virus, as well as the development of neutralizing antibodies in the serum of acutely infected hospitalized patients with COVID-19.
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Trump’s Visit to Arizona: COVID Ionization and Irresponsibility

Here we are in the thick of the COVID-19 pandemic and Donald Trump is going to have another indoor rally, this time in a church. If you get sick, you can’t blame anybody but yourself. In fact, as with the rally in Tulsa, you have to sign a waiver to get in. The rally is … Continue reading "Trump’s Visit to Arizona: COVID Ionization and Irresponsibility"
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Coronavirus Australia update: NSW premier advises businesses 'not to interact' with Melbourne travellers amid 17 new Victoria cases – live news

Daniel Andrews threatens to reintroduce statewide lockdown if outbreaks are not contained. Follow liveVictorian premier warns of ‘significant community transmission’ What we know about Melbourne’s coronavirus hotspotsFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 4.26am BST New South Wales is also overhauling its HSC curriculum in another ‘back to basics’ change.Gladys Berejiklian:The purpose of this is to improve standards ...
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Dire warning on contamination of water and COVID-19 spread

A recent report by scientists in the United Kingdom and Poland and published on the preprint server medRxiv in June 2020 describes the presence of stable severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in water for up to 25 days, with the risk of infection by the contaminated water varying by the country’s environment.
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Prior infection provides protection against SARS-CoV-2 virus in hamsters

In an animal model for COVID-19 that shares important features of human disease, scientists at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the University of Tokyo and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai show that prior infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus provides protection against reinfection, and treatment with convalescent serum limits virus replication in their lungs.
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A third of Medicare enrollees with coronavirus ended up in the hospital. A quarter of them died

One-third of Medicare recipients diagnosed with Covid-19 had to be hospitalized, and more than a quarter of that group died, according to federal data released Monday.
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Study examines impact of COVID-19 on Texas' LGBTQ+ population

Oralia Loza, Ph.D., public health sciences associate professor at The University of Texas at El Paso, and the Borderland Rainbow Center (BRC) have collaborated on a survey that examines how the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected the LGBTQ+ population in Texas.
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Newly discovered Alzheimer's gene may drive earliest brain changes

A newly discovered Alzheimer's gene may drive the first appearance of amyloid plaques in the brain, according to a study led by researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.
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UTHealth tests arthritis drug's effect on COVID-19-induced cytokine storm

A drug is being studied for its effectiveness in treating a type of severe immune overreaction seen in patients with COVID-19-induced pneumonia by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
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HCV-positive organs can be safely used for transplantation, study shows

Patients who received a transplanted liver infected with hepatitis C and were later treated for the infection performed as well in recovery as transplant patients who received an organ free of infection, according to study from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and UC Health recently published in the journal Liver Transplantation.
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Early COVID-19 cases may be 80 times greater than originally reported

Many epidemiologists believe that the initial COVID-19 infection rate was undercounted due to testing issues, asymptomatic and alternatively symptomatic individuals, and a failure to identify early cases.
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Organoids can help provide new level of accuracy in prescribing anti-cancer therapies

Precision medicine, using the power of the human genome to diagnose and treat patients, is about to get even more precise.
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Some public health officials are resigning amid threats during the Covid-19 pandemic

During a live public briefing on Facebook last month, "someone very casually suggested" the Los Angeles County's public health director should be shot, the director said.
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germs made of hands / L’originalité, ils s’en lavent les mains?

THE ORIGINAL? Lifebuoy Hand sanitizer – 2018 Source : Cannes SHORTLIST Agency : M&C Saatchi (Singapore) LESS ORIGINAL Shield Hand Sanitizer – 2020 Source : Facebook Shield, AdForum PHNX Awards longlist Agency : NGage Strategic Alliance (Sri Lanka) [Author: Joe La Pompe]
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Coronavirus Australia update: Victoria announces 17 new Covid-19 cases and 'significant community transmission' as two Melbourne schools close – live news

Daniel Andrews threatens to reintroduce statewide lockdown if outbreaks are not contained. Follow liveVictorian premier warns of ‘significant community transmission’ What we know about Melbourne’s coronavirus hotspotsFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 2.24am BST The press conference ends after a “how is this not pork barrelling” in regards to the primary producer grants.Scott Morrison:I think that’s a pretty offe...
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UQ superbug drug discoveries will be fast-tracked under international research deal

Antibiotics discovered at The University of Queensland will be fast-tracked under an US$11 million international research deal.
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Hospitals, manufacturers team up with Sandia to increase availability of respirator masks

Sandia National Laboratories is teaming with local hospitals and medical device manufacturers to increase the availability of respirator masks for health care workers.
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New method for producing tsetse fly attractants using biotechnology

The tsetse fly occurs in large regions of sub-Saharan Africa. The flies feed on human and animal blood, transmitting trypanosoma in the process - small, single-cell organisms that use the flies as intermediate host and cause a dangerous inflammation of the lymph and nervous system in both animals and humans.
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Study finds higher arsenic levels in US correctional facility drinking water

The first nationwide analysis of drinking water quality in United States correctional facilities found average arsenic concentrations in drinking water in Southwestern United States correctional facilities were twice as high as average arsenic concentrations in other Southwest community drinking water systems.
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Prevalence and severity of joint damage in soccer players independent of leg dominance

The severity of knee joints damage in soccer players depends on their age and career duration, and the condition of articular cartilage and meniscus of the dominant (which has a higher mechanical load) and the non-dominant leg does not differ.
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New insights on antibody testing and RNA testing for SARS-CoV-2

Two types of tests are used to track SARS-CoV-2. Reverse transcriptase PCR (rt-PCR) tests for current infection. Antibody tests reveal that an infection has taken place, even long after the fact.
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SARS-CoV-2 paradox: Lower death rate during early stages of the pandemic

An analysis of national weekly mortality rates between December 2019 - March 2020, compared to the same period for the previous five years, by researchers at WMG and WMS, University of Warwick, has shown that there have been fewer deaths registered this year during the lead up to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Manipulating macrophages could be a viable strategy for treating cancer

Most traditional cancer therapies target either the tumor cells themselves or indiscriminately kill any rapidly dividing cell.
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Patient genetics associated with wound microbiome composition and healing

In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers have determined that genetics may play a role in how wounds heal.
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Coronavirus Australia update: Victoria announces 17 new cases and 'significant community transmission' as two schools close – live news

Brunswick East and Keilor Views schools closed for cleaning after Victorian students tested positive. Follow liveDaniel Andrews warns of ‘significant community transmission’ What we know about Melbourne’s coronavirus hotspotsFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 1.22am BST Daniel Andrews also details the doorknocking campaign public health authorities are embarking on:There has been very deep engagement with localis...
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Cardiac care in the era of COVID-19

As Cedars-Sinai expands telehealth and video visits and resumes surgeries, Joanna Chikwe, MD, chair of the Department of Cardiac Surgery at the Smidt Heart Institute, has her focus on one thing: ensuring that patients with heart disease understand it is safe to be seen, and treated, by Cedars-Sinai healthcare teams.
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Three vaccine candidates race to combat SARS-CoV-2

As the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) ravages across the globe, scientists are racing to develop an effective vaccine to combat the viral infection. Caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the disease has infected nearly 9 million people.
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Innovative use of focused ultrasound shows promise against glioblastoma

An innovative use of focused ultrasound being pioneered at the University of Virginia School of Medicine is showing promise against glioblastoma, the deadliest brain tumor, and could prove useful against other difficult-to-treat cancers.
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Researchers identify mouse model that mimics HFpEF syndrome in humans

A receptor that plays an essential role in safely clearing chronic unresolved cardiac inflammation may offer new targets for treating an increasing type of heart failure associated with age-related obesity, suggests a preclinical study led by researchers at the University of South Florida Health Heart Institute, Morsani College of Medicine.
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UMN report: STIs continue to rise among Minnesota youth

While pregnancy and birth rates continue to decline to historic lows for 15 to 19-year-olds, Minnesota youth are contracting sexually transmitted infections (STI) at alarmingly high rates.
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