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Is one-dose COVID-19 vaccination better than two?

A recent study published on the preprint server medRxiv in December 2020 reflects on the possibility of using a single-dose vaccine regimen to accomplish large-scale vaccination as early as possible.
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Opioid use may increase the risk of pancreatic cancer

Researchers at Rush University Medical Center have found that opioid use might increase a person's risk of developing pancreatic cancer.
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Non-toxic versions of botulism toxins can deliver therapeutic antibodies to treat botulism

Taking advantage of the chemical properties of botulism toxins, two teams of researchers have fashioned non-toxic versions of these compounds that can deliver therapeutic antibodies to treat botulism, a potentially fatal disease with few approved treatments.
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Study investigates control mechanism that ensures accurate chromosome inheritance during cell division

Starting as a single cell, organisms undergo millions of generations of divisions to ultimately generate the bones, heart, brain and other components that make up a living being.
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Low acceptance of COVID-19 vaccine among healthcare workers in USA

A recent preprint research paper published on the medRxiv server in January 2021 reports that vaccine acceptance is low even among healthcare workers (HCWs) in the USA.
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Australia coronavirus news live: Vaccinations to begin in mid-to-late February as Queensland quarantine worker tests positive

High priority groups will begin receiving the vaccine earlier than anticipated; NSW south coast holiday locations on high alert; cricket crowd flocks to Sydney Test. Follow all the latest news and updatesNSW hotspots; Victoria hotspotsCovid restrictions state by stateFollow the global coronavirus live blog 3.03am GMT The Morrison government has back-flipped on its guarantee that Covid-19 vaccines will be voluntary.As recently as 3 December the health minister, Greg Hunt, said the vaccine rol...
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Increased socializing may have jeopardized lockdown benefit in England

Researchers in the UK report that much of the potential beneficial impact of the November 2020 English National lockdown on the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) epidemic was likely undermined in many areas due to increased socializing in the days running up to its implementation.
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How the Covid surge has left the NHS on the brink – podcast

Boris Johnson has announced a new national lockdown amid fears the NHS could be overwhelmed within weeks with Covid patients. Denis Campbell and Dr Samantha Batt-Rawden describe a service already at breaking point Fears that the NHS could be overwhelmed within weeks have prompted new national lockdowns across the UK. There are now more than 30,000 people in NHS hospitals with coronavirus as staff levels have been hit too by the disease. The Guardian’s health policy editor, Denis Campbell, tells ...
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More stringent measures may be needed to control new SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7 variant in England

Researchers in the UK have conducted a comprehensive epidemiologic analysis of the new severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) variant in an effort to learn more about the expanded range and frequency of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in England.
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In-silico modeling provides new understanding of immune response to SARS-CoV-2

The COVID-19 pandemic caused by the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has crippled global healthcare systems and triggered an economic crisis in many countries. The pandemic is not showing signs of a slowdown even in 2021 with a new and more infectious variant of the virus wreaking havoc in the UK and many other parts of the world.
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Australia coronavirus news live: Morrison says vaccinations to begin in mid-to-late February as Queensland quarantine worker tests positive

High priority groups will begin receiving the vaccine earlier than anticipated; NSW south coast holiday locations on high alert; cricket crowd flocks to Sydney Test. Follow all the latest news and updatesNSW hotspots; Victoria hotspotsCovid restrictions state by stateFollow the global coronavirus live blog 2.18am GMT Morrison was asked if he had considered restricting travel from the UK.He says that is being considered by the AHPPC at the moment and they will provide their recommendation to ...
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D-HH and West Health bring geriatric emergency care and telehealth services to rural hospitals

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health, New Hampshire's only academic health system serving nearly 2 million patients across northern New England, and West Health, a family of nonprofit and nonpartisan organizations working to lower health care costs to enable successful aging, are bringing accredited geriatric emergency care and, for the first time, providing older adults in the region with specialized telehealth services from an accredited emergency department.
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Study: Young adults believe pornography provides helpful information about how to have sex

Young adults ages 18-24 years old in the U.S. say that porn is their most helpful source of information about how to have sex, according to a new study led by a Boston University School of Public Health researcher published in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior.
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As 258 more COVID deaths are posted, LA County urges people to wait their turns for vaccines

As Los Angeles County lost another 258 lives to coronavirus — one of the highest single-day totals of the pandemic — health officials pleaded on Wednesday, Jan. 6, with residents not to sign up for a vaccine appointment meant for healthcare workers. “Please do not sign up for an appointment if you’re not an eligible frontline healthcare worker,” said Barbara Ferrer, the public health director, acknowledging that some people have been inoculated inappropriately because they were not asked for ver...
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Researchers use network-based approach to examine the impact of policies and vaccination strategies

Predicting the spread of COVID-19 using standard statistical models has its challenges, which is why two Iowa State University researchers developed a network-based approach to look at the impact of specific policies and vaccination strategies throughout the many stages of the pandemic.
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Main bioactive compound of ginger root may protect against autoimmune disease progression

Naturopathic medicine, or herbal medicine, is all the rage, especially among young people. But how much of this is supported by science?
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Researchers discover many genetic markers related to bone mineral accrual

A multidisciplinary team of researchers led by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has discovered several genetic markers associated with bone mineral accrual, which could ultimately help identify causes of eventual osteoporosis earlier in life through genetic testing.
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Australia coronavirus news live: Morrison to speak as NSW reports one new Covid case and Victoria records none

NSW south coast holiday locations on high alert; cricket crowd flocks to Sydney Test; and national cabinet meets to discuss vaccine and international travel. Follow all the latest news and updatesNSW hotspots; Victoria hotspotsCovid restrictions state by stateFollow the global coronavirus live blog 1.16am GMT The seat of US parliamentary democracy has been looted by rioters and a coronavirus pandemic is out of control across America, the UK and much of Europe, so of course the Australian sto...
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Study shows durable specific humoral immunity against SARS-CoV-2 after mild or asymptomatic infection

As a part of the COMMUNITY (COVID-19 Immunity) study, researchers from Sweden reveal long-lasting IgG neutralizing antibody response against spike glycoprotein of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in the vast majority of convalescent individuals – even after asymptomatic or mild infection. Their results are currently available on medRxiv* preprint server.
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Mindfulness can help ease neuropathic pain related to breast cancer treatment

A study led by University of Ottawa researchers provides empirical evidence that mindfulness has a significant impact on the brain of women suffering from neuropathic pain related to breast cancer treatment.
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First steps toward uncovering CRISPR/Cas gene doping in plasma

All athletes want to be at the top of their game when they compete, but some resort to nefarious approaches to achieve peak muscle growth, speed and agility. Recent developments in gene editing technology could tempt athletes to change their DNA to get an edge.
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RedHill Biopharma: RHB-204 receives FDA Fast Track designation for treatment of NTM disease

RedHill Biopharma Ltd., a specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced that RHB-204 has been granted Fast Track designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its development as a potential first-line, stand-alone, oral treatment of pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) disease caused by Mycobacterium avium Complex (MAC) - a rare disease for which there is no FDA-approved first-line therapy.
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A map of brainstem circuitry reveals which neurons control fine motor skills

Writing, driving a screw or throwing darts are only some of the activities that demand a high level of skill.
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Neutralization antibodies affected by only a few mutations to the SARS-CoV-2 receptor-binding domain

In a recent tour de force bioRxiv* preprint paper, US researchers mapped in detail how mutations to the receptor-binding domain (RBD) of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) affected antibody binding in convalescent human serum – and revealed that it is influenced by mutations at only a handful of dominant epitopes.
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Groundbreaking technology could revolutionize the dairy industry

Might a new technological development of researchers from Tel Aviv University soon revolutionize the dairy products we consume?
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Older adults with cognitive impairment who live alone are hit hard by pandemic

The pandemic has exacerbated isolation and fears for one very vulnerable group of Americans: the 4.3 million older adults with cognitive impairment who live alone.
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Mount Sinai and Rumi Scientific join hands to initiate autism drug discovery pipeline

The Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Rumi Scientific announced today that they will team up to initiate a drug discovery pipeline for rare genetic disorders that carry a high risk of autism.
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Researchers receive £230,000 to develop world's first smart vaccine device

Researchers at Swansea University have received £230,000 to develop the world's first smart vaccine device that will both deliver the COVID-19 vaccine and measure its efficacy through monitoring the body's associated response.
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Study reveals top reasons for COVID-19 vaccine refusal

A survey of approximately 5,000 Americans suggests that 31.1 percent of the U.S. public does not intend to get the COVID-19 vaccine once it becomes available to them - and the likelihood of vaccine refusal is highest among Black Americans, women and conservatives.
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Australia coronavirus news live: NSW reports one new Covid case and Victoria records none as cricket crowd flocks to Sydney Test

NSW south coast holiday locations on high alert as national cabinet meets to discuss vaccine and international travel. Follow all the latest news and updatesNSW hotspots; Victoria hotspotsCovid restrictions state by stateFollow the global coronavirus live blog 12.20am GMT A reporter asks Andrews if he has been frustrated by the way the outbreak has been managed in NSW.He says:I am not here to comment on other states, I am much more about putting forward a positive plan and the positive plan ...
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