Researchers solve the mystery of silent hypoxia caused by COVID-19

Scientists are still solving the many puzzling aspects of how the novel coronavirus attacks the lungs and other parts of the body.
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Study uncovers an unexpected social life of giant poisonous rats

The African crested rat (Lophiomys imhausi) is hardly the continent's most fearsome-looking creature--the rabbit-sized rodent resembles a gray puffball crossed with a skunk--yet its fur is packed with a poison so lethal it can fell an elephant and just a few milligrams can kill a human.
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Study investigates link between myocarditis and COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, so too does research into its effects on heart health. One particular area of interest for physicians involves whether COVID-19 leads to inflammation of the heart muscle, a condition known as myocarditis.
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Researchers discover new functions of key cellular machine in cancer

Utah scientists have discovered new functions of a key cellular machine that regulates gene packaging and is mutated in 20% of human cancers.
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Revised manufacturing process for surgical gloves can save more time, energy

Cranfield University researchers in partnership with Meditech Gloves, one of the leading manufacturers of high-quality examination and surgical gloves, have shown how energy savings can be made with the development of more sustainable, biodegradable, protein-free, natural rubber gloves.
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Researchers compare risk of target organ damage in masked versus sustained hypertension

In a new publication from Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications, Yue Wu, Guoyue Zhang, Rong Hu and Jianlin Du from The Second Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China consider the risk of target organ damage in patients with masked hypertension versus sustained hypertension.
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Study shows family history can predict preterm birth

Predicting preterm birth can be difficult, especially for women who have not given birth. It has long been known that the best predictor of preterm birth is someone who has had a prior preterm birth; however, this information is helpful only in second and subsequent pregnancies.
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Sinovac Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine candidate triggers immune response

Now, Sinovac Biotech's candidate vaccine, CoronaVac, has been found to induce an immune response in healthy adults aged 18–59 years, 28 days post-vaccination. However, the level of antibodies generated was lower than in people who had recovered from the illness.
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Vibrational motions of spike proteins correlate with infectivity and lethality of coronaviruses

When someone struggles to open a lock with a key that doesn't quite seem to work, sometimes jiggling the key a bit will help.
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College students have lower rates of food insecurity than non-students

College students are significantly less likely to be food insecure than non-students in the same age group, according to a new study from the University of Illinois.
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Eating Ataulfo mangoes may reduce facial wrinkles in older women

Mangoes, like other orange fruits and vegetables, are rich in beta-carotene and provide antioxidants that may delay cell damage.
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Texas Heart Institute to participate in a study to treat ARDS in hospitalized COVID-19 patients

Texas Heart Institute has been selected as one of up to 60 sites in the world to participate in an international investigative study seeking to aid COVID-19 patients who develop acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).
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Hyperbaric oxygen treatments in healthy adults can reverse the aging process, finds study

A new study from Tel Aviv University and the Shamir Medical Center in Israel indicates that hyperbaric oxygen treatments (HBOT) in healthy aging adults can stop the aging of blood cells and reverse the aging process.
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Antibody combinations may be more effective at preventing, treating COVID-19

Pairs of antibodies may be more effective than single antibodies at preventing and treating COVID-19, according to a new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and The Rockefeller University in New York.
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Steven Marshall eases South Australia Covid lockdown, saying one person lied to contact tracers – live news

No new locally acquired coronavirus cases in NSW as fallout from the Brereton report continues. Follow all the latest news and updates, liveFollow our global coronavirus blogSouth Australia and Adelaide lockdown rules and restrictionsAustralia’s state by state restrictions and rules 1.29am GMT Stevens has been asked if SA authorities should apologise to the community for sending them into lockdown. To suggest that we owe the community an apology would be suggesting that we did something wron...
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Survey: Majority of patients favor eliminating processed meats in hospitals

A majority of hospitalized patients favor eliminating processed meats--including bacon, deli meat, and sausage--from hospital menus to reduce cancer risk, according to a new survey published in the Journal of Hospital Management and Health Policy.
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High cost of drugs could lead to more than 1.1 million deaths among Medicare recipients

More than 1.1 million Medicare patients could die over the next decade because they cannot afford to pay for their prescription medications, according to a new study released today by the West Health Policy Center, a nonprofit and nonpartisan policy research group and Xcenda, the research arm of the drug distributor AmerisourceBergen.
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Afro-Caribbean patients with end stage kidney disease more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19

Afro-Caribbean people with end stage kidney disease (ESKD) are more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 than other ethnicities, a study has found.
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New combination treatment for recurrent ovarian cancer shows positive outcomes

A team from Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center has detailed striking findings on the effectiveness of a previously untried combination of old and new drugs as treatment for recurrent ovarian cancer.
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NIH-funded study to test emergency treatment for devastating stroke in Memphis

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center's Stroke Team is joining researchers from more than 100 hospitals worldwide to conduct a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded research study called FASTEST that will test the safety and efficacy of a medication called recombinant factor Vlla to prevent hemorrhage expansion in patients with strokes caused by bleeding in the brain - intracerebral hemorrhage strokes.
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Researchers identify CLCN6 as disease gene for severe lysosomal neurodegenerative disorder

A mutation in the CLCN6 gene is associated with a novel, particularly severe neurodegenerative disorder. Scientists from the Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie and the Max Delbrück Center für Molekulare Medizin, together with an international team of researchers, have now analyzed the effect of a point mutation that was found in three unrelated affected children.
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Mosaic RBD nanoparticles elicit neutralizing antibodies against SARS-CoV-2

The researchers show that the mice immunized with homotypic or mosaic nanoparticles produced broad binding and neutralizing responses, in contrast to plasma antibodies elicited in humans by SARS-CoV-2 infection. The RBD nanoparticles induced cross-reactive IgG responses in the immunized mice.
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Texas Biomed awarded $1 million to evaluate MAb therapeutics for COVID-19

Texas Biomedical Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas, was awarded $1 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to test the efficacy of human monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) for the treatment of SARS-CoV-2 infection.
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Build-up of cellular 'trash' in the brain can cause neurodegeneration, death

A little mess never killed anyone, right? Wrong. Researchers at Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) have recently shown that a build-up of cellular "trash" in the brain can actually cause neurodegeneration, and even death.
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Frydenberg hints at superannuation changes as no new Covid cases reported in Victoria – live news

No new locally acquired coronavirus cases in NSW as fallout from the Brereton report continues. Follow all the latest news and updates, liveFollow our global coronavirus blogSouth Australia and Adelaide lockdown rules and restrictionsAustralia’s state by state restrictions and rules 12.24am GMT South Australian Premier Steven Marshall will provide an update on the state’s Covid-19 cluster in about 40 minutes. (12 pm ADET). If you missed it the cluster did not grow yesterday, in fact shrinkin...
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New druggable target for heart failure in neonates and infants identified

Researchers have identified a new druggable target for heart failure in neonates and infants, a condition for which there has been no specific treatment.
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Coronavirus: CDC urges Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving

The warning comes as US virus cases soar past 11.6 million, and the country records 250,000 deaths.
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Swiss data shows COVID-19 three times more deadly than the flu

Despite this, COVID-19 is often downplayed to be only a seasonal flu by many. This may be because both influenza and COVID-19 have a similar initial presentation, and it is tough to distinguish between the two based on just the clinical presentation.
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Swine flu: Woman, 26, still 'suffering' a decade after catching virus

Saffra Monteiro caught it as a girl and wants young people to take viruses, like Covid-19, seriously.
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Remdesivir: don't use drug Trump took for Covid-19, WHO says

Agency says no evidence the intravenous antiviral works for severe infectionsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageRemdesivir, one of the drugs Donald Trump took when he developed Covid-19, should not be used in hospitals because there is no evidence it works, the World Health Organization has advised.The US president was an enthusiastic proponent of the drug, to the point where he boasted in July that he had bought up the world’s entire stock for Americans. The WHO’s guide...
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