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Exosome-mediated mRNA delivery generates broad immune response to multiple SARS-CoV-2 proteins

Recently, researchers from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA, and Capricor Therapeutics, Inc., Beverly Hills, CA, USA, described a new approach to SARS-CoV-2 vaccine development using exosomes to deliver mRNAs that encode the antigens from multiple structural proteins of the virus.
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Using wastewater epidemiology to monitor SARS-CoV-2 in Houston

Now, a team of researchers at Rice University, Baylor College of Medicine, and the Houston Health Department show SARS-CoV-2 RNA wastewater levels to be a strong predictive of trends in the nasal positivity rate two weeks in advance. This could help track the positivity rate for populations, speeding up the isolation and treatment of infected people.
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After SARS-CoV-2 antibodies fade B and T-cells persist

Now, an international team of thirty researchers from Sweden, Italy, Germany, the USA, and China aimed to determine the longevity of the immune response against SARS-CoV-2, particularly the specific memory B-cell and T-cell responses over time in convalescent COVID-19 patients.
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Aspirin to be tested as a potential COVID-19 treatment as part of RECOVERY trial

Now, in new research, the everyday painkiller aspirin will be evaluated as a potential treatment for COVID-19 in one of the United Kingdom’s most significant trials, aiming to evaluate whether it can reduce the risk of blood clots in infected people.
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Patient-physician racial, ethnic concordance linked to maximum patient experience scores

Patients who shared the same racial or ethnic background as their physician were more likely to give the maximum patient rating score, according to a new analysis of 117,589 patient surveys from 2014 to 2017.
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Research explores links between Alzheimer's and Parkinson′s to COVID-19

In a recent medRxiv* preprint paper, Dr. L. Miguel Martins and colleagues from the University of Cambridge investigate the links between neurodegeneration and COVID-19.
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Active surveillance is a safe and viable option for men with low-risk prostate cancer

Men undergoing active surveillance for prostate cancer have very low rates - one percent or less - of cancer spread (metastases) or death from prostate cancer, according to a recent study published in The Journal of Urology®, an Official Journal of the American Urological Association.
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New project aims to decrease social isolation, loneliness and suicide risk among older adults

With a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) researchers are developing and evaluating the Belonging and Empathy, With Intentional Targeted Helping (BE WITH) project, which is designed to reduce social isolation, loneliness and elevated suicide risk in racially diverse older adults, the demographic hardest hit by COVID-19.
Tags: Health, U S Department of Health and Human Services DHHS


Spit testing may aid non-invasive concussion diagnosis

Doctors may soon be able to more accurately diagnose concussions by measuring the number of certain molecules in a person's saliva, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.
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Study examines if patient-generated online physician reviews reflect the quality of care

Online consumer reviews play an important role in almost every consumer industry -- from dining and shopping to travel and technology. But what do online reviews of physicians tell consumers?
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Virginia Tech professor expands caregiving study during COVID-19 pandemic

Toni Calasanti was conducting a study on older adults who care for spouses or partners with Alzheimer's disease or dementia when the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in the United States.
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Heart rate data from wearable devices helps predict SARS-CoV-2 infection

A team of scientists from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in the United States has developed a digital platform to identify severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection and related symptoms in healthcare personnel.
Tags: Health, United States, Mount Sinai, Icahn School of Medicine


UT research enables intuitive human control of wearable robots to improve mobility of paretic patients

Wearable robots such as exoskeletons are often used in the rehabilitation of paretic patients (people with paralysis, for example after a stroke or spinal cord injury).
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Study sheds light on the high burden of late effects among young survivors of acute myeloid leukemia

Adolescent and young adult (AYA) patients treated for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) have a high risk of developing several long-term health complications, a study led by UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers has found.
Tags: Health, AML, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center


Effective surveillance of non-symptomatic hosts key to preventing local outbreaks during epidemics

A team of researchers in the UK and Israel have warned that during infectious disease epidemics such as coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), effective surveillance of non-symptomatic hosts is essential to preventing local outbreaks.
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Perceived lack of social support affects a patient's ability to manage type 2 diabetes

New research reveals a perceived lack of support from family and friends affects a patient's ability to manage type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.
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Melatonin may be a viable treatment option for COVID-19, study suggests

Results from a new Cleveland Clinic-led study suggest that melatonin, a hormone that regulates the sleep-wake cycle and is commonly used as an over-the-counter sleep aid, may be a viable treatment option for COVID-19.
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Wake Forest Baptist scientists use pre-clinical model to develop a safe, effective flu vaccine for infants

Newborns and young infants are particularly susceptible to the flu and are six times more likely to die from the infection than older children. Currently there is no flu vaccine available for babies less than 6 months old.
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Tragic: Gun Manufacturers Temporarily Worth Slightly Less Due to Lack of Civil War

The November 2020 elections failed to culminate in the nightmare, worst-case scenario many onlookers feared, which is generally good news if you don’t happen to be a firearms manufacturer. Read more...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, Technology, Guns, Safety, Election, Firearms, 2020 Election, Coronavirus


How to balance family and professional needs during the pandemic [PODCAST]

“The reality of being a medical practice owner is that we are small business owners and very vulnerable to the impact of COVID. Having previously worked in the telemedicine industry and because I am a psychiatrist, I initially felt that I was in a good position to adapt to this crisis – and this has […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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5 Helpful and Useful Benefits of the E-Bike

If you have a bike already, you’re likely thinking to yourself; why do I need an e-bike? Well, it’s more than just a bike with a brand-new name or a coat of paint. E-bikes are an upgrade in just about every conceivable way! Bicycles have been around forever, and everyone has enjoyed roaming around on them from time to time. However, the world moves on, and technology pushes forward, presenting everyone around the world with the next best thing. Cars have evolved through the years, and now it i...
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Research uncovers key to piercing dangerous bacteria's armor

Bacteria are single-celled organisms that are essential to human health, both in our environment and inside our own bodies. However, certain bacterial species can make us sick.
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Study suggests herd immunity to COVID-19 in New York City is low

Researchers in the United States have estimated that the proportion of people in New York City who developed antibodies against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) during the first wave of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is around one in eight.
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COVID-19 lockdown had significant toll on New Zealanders' well-being, study reveals

Research has confirmed the nationwide Alert Level 4 COVID-19 lockdown had a significant toll on New Zealanders' well-being, especially for younger people - but the results were not all negative.
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New evidence of neurobiological mechanism for hallucinations and delusions found

A new study from researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons has found evidence of a potential neurobiological mechanism for hallucinations and delusions that fits within the hierarchical model of psychosis and can explain their clinical presentation.
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Stay-at-home orders during COVID-19 pandemic may have a dangerous side effect

The social isolation brought on by stay-at-home orders (SAHO) issued in the early phase of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic may have a deadly and dangerous side effect: an increase in intentional penetrating injuries, especially firearm violence, that has remained at high levels even as stay-at-home orders have subsided and as COVID-19 cases are on an upswing.
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UMass Lowell researcher to improve workplace health and safety for correctional workers

The U.S. Department of Justice has tapped the expertise of a UMass Lowell researcher to create a program to improve workplace health and safety for the country's 500,000 correctional officers and staff, a population data shows are at high risk for on-the-job injury, stress, obesity and premature death.
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Working in dusty environments increases risk of hospitalization for asthmatics

Working in farming or the wood industry while suffering from asthma is not a good combination. This is because it increases the risk of being hospitalized again with asthma. This is shown by a new study from Aarhus University.
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Promising yeast-expressed SARS-CoV-2 vaccine candidate effective in mice

Researchers at the Texas Children's Hospital Center for Vaccine Development, USA, have published a report on the preprint server bioRxiv that describes a yeast-expressed severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) receptor-binding domain (RBD) protein, a key target of current vaccine development efforts.
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OCD, anxiety and depressive symptoms worsen in young people during COVID-19

Many children and young people with obsessive thoughts and compulsions experience that their OCD, anxiety and depressive symptoms worsen during a crisis such as COVID-19.
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