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New method could help determine the most appropriate treatment for HIV patients

A team co-led by a scientist at the University of California, Riverside, has developed a method to study how HIV mutates to escape the immune system in multiple individuals, which could inform HIV vaccine design.
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Nucleic acid-hydrolyzing scFv 3D8 exhibits potent antiviral effects on SARS-CoV-2

3D8, a 27-kDa recombinant antibody fragment, was found in autoimmune-prone Murphy Roths Large mice. The single-chain variable fragment (scFv) has the nucleic acid hydrolyzing activity and is shown to degrade DNA or mRNA of viruses in infected cells.
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Researchers receive three-year grant to develop treatment for traumatic brain injury

Researchers at Montclair State University and Kessler Foundation received a three-year $456,710 grant from the New Jersey Commission on Brain Injury Research to develop treatment interventions for the deficits in long-term memory that hinder recovery after traumatic brain injury (TBI).
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New cyber-biological attack can trick biologists into generating dangerous toxins

An end-to-end cyber-biological attack, in which unwitting biologists may be tricked into generating dangerous toxins in their labs, has been discovered by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev cyber-researchers.
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Australian politics live: WA opens borders to Victoria and NSW; US national security council tweets at China over wine tariffs

New WA border rules not requiring quarantine to start on 8 December; Paul Fletcher complains to ABC chair about Four Corners program; MPs hit back at China over provocative tweet. Follow latest updates Poll: three-quarters of Australians back target of net zero by 2030China rejects Australian PM’s call to apologise for ‘repugnant’ tweet Follow our global coronavirus live blogAustralia’s coronavirus restrictions explained: state by state 4.29am GMT Parliament continues until next Thursday and...
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Fibromyalgia during COVID-19, anxiety and pain

Early research on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic found persistent related anxiety in the general population. Researchers in the UK hypothesized that this anxiety would be associated with increased pain in chronic pain patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia (FM).
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Marinomed plans a clinical trial with Carragelose nasal spray as COVID-19 prophylaxis

Marinomed Biotech AG, a globally operating biopharmaceutical company, is pleased to announce today that the Swansea University Medical School plans a clinical trial with Iota-/kappa-carrageenan nasal spray as a COVID-19 Prophylaxis for Healthcare Professionals (ICE-COVID).
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Good cholesterol helps SARS-CoV-2 enter cells

The researchers explained that the SARS-CoV-2 can infect human host cells after its viral spike protein (SARS-2-S) binds to a cellular surface receptor called the angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2).
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Politicians and public officials fail to harness young people’s perspectives on COVID-19 recovery

Decision-makers are failing to harness young people's potential to help shape pandemic responses, according to a major study that features the views of young people from around the world.
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Low-income black households disproportionately affected by Covid-19 shutdowns

The alarming rate at which Covid-19 has killed Black Americans has highlighted the deeply embedded racial disparities in the U.S. health care system.
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Financial symptoms could be used as early predictors of dementia

A new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Federal Reserve Board of Governors found that Medicare beneficiaries who go on to be diagnosed with dementia are more likely to miss payments on bills as early as six years before a clinical diagnosis.
Tags: Health, Medicare, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Federal Reserve Board of Governors


Clonal hematopoiesis linked to severe COVID-19

Now, an international team of researchers from the USA, South Korea and Canada has found that clonal hematopoiesis is tied to the risk of severe COVID-19.
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Infection control, widespread testing help reduce SARS-CoV-2 transmission in schools, study finds

Now, a team of researchers at the New York University Grossman School of Medicine explored which school policies had the most significant impact on reducing the risk of in-school SARS-CoV-2 transmission.
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Researchers reveal how SARS-CoV-2 reaches the brain

Using post-mortem tissue samples, a team of researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin have studied the mechanisms by which the novel coronavirus can reach the brains of patients with COVID-19, and how the immune system responds to the virus once it does.
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Chemical compounds in foods can block the function of key SARS-CoV-2 enzyme

Chemical compounds in foods or beverages like green tea, muscadine grapes and dark chocolate can bind to and block the function of a particular enzyme, or protease, in the SARS-CoV-2 virus, according to a new study by plant biologists at North Carolina State University.
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Researchers find way for customized programming of human stem cells

Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) have the potential to convert into a wide variety of cell types and tissues for drug testing and cell replacement therapies. However, the "recipes" for this conversion are often complicated and difficult to implement.
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Slow moving bacteria colonies can expand quicker than their fast moving counterparts

An international collaboration between researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Oxford University, and University of Sheffield has revealed that colonies of slow moving bacteria can expand significantly quicker than their fast moving counterparts.
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Memory B cells persist in recovered COVID-19 patients

A team of scientists from the University of Washington, USA, and the Karolinska Institute, Sweden, has comprehensively studied the antibody-mediated immune responses in patients diagnosed with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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Wyss Institute’s eRapid technology licensed to The iQ Group Global

Today, the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University announced that its eRapid technology has been licensed to The iQ Group Global for COVID-19 diagnostic applications.
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Researchers reveal link between gut bacteria and vitamin D levels

Our gut microbiomes -- the many bacteria, viruses and other microbes living in our digestive tracts -- play important roles in our health and risk for disease in ways that are only beginning to be recognized.
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New effort to increase COVID-19 testing in Louisiana's Black communities

Pennington Biomedical Research Center is leading a federally funded effort to increase COVID-19 testing in Louisiana's Black communities, which have been hit hard by the virus.
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SARS-CoV-2 immunity in the U.S. remains low

Seroprevalence studies indicate that less than 10% of people in the U. S. have detectable antibodies against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) from July to September 2020.
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Study: Plant-based diet boosts metabolism

A plant-based diet boosts after-meal burn, leads to weight loss, and improves cardiometabolic risk factors in overweight individuals, according to a new randomized control trial published in JAMA Network Open by researchers with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
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Experimental vaccine protects cynomolgus macaques against Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus

An experimental vaccine developed in Europe to prevent infection by Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV) has protected cynomolgus macaques in a new collaborative study from National Institutes of Health scientists.
Tags: Health, Europe, Congo, National Institutes of Health, Crimean Congo


Australian politics live: WA lifts quarantine requirements for visitors from Victoria and NSW

New WA border rules to start on 8 December; Paul Fletcher complains to ABC chair about Four Corners program; MPs hit back at China over provocative tweet. Follow latest updatesPoll: three-quarters of Australians back target of net zero by 2030China rejects Australian PM’s call to apologise for ‘repugnant’ tweet Follow our global coronavirus live blogAustralia’s coronavirus restrictions explained: state by state 1.10am GMT Labor caucus has finished – and of most interest was a debate on a Rex...
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HIV and TB laboratory systems used to scale up COVID-19 testing in Africa

Many countries in resource-limited settings have high HIV, malaria, tuberculosis, hepatitis, and/or sexually transmitted infection (STI) burdens.
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Validated biomarkers can reveal individual’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s

A new study from Lund University in Sweden shows that validated biomarkers can reveal an individual's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.
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A mutant SARS-CoV-2 subspecies from minks may evade antibody detection

In a recent research letter published on the bioRxiv preprint server, scientists from Japan discovered that the mutation of spike glycoprotein in the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) derived from farmed minks can also be found in the group of individuals with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and subsequently evade detection by our immune system.
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Review highlights huge inconsistencies in palliative care provision across the globe

A major review of palliative care services around the world has highlighted huge inconsistencies in provision, with patients in some countries receiving a fraction of the support provided elsewhere.
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Rutgers leading a clinical trial assessing combination treatment for coronavirus

Rutgers is leading a clinical trial assessing the combination of nitazoxanide, ribavirin and hydroxychloroquine to treat people 21 or older who are infected with SARS-CoV-2 and are asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic.
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