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SARS-CoV-2 anti-N rigid monoclonal antibodies provide accurate early diagnosis

An interesting new preprint research paper that was posted on the bioRxiv* server recently describes the use of rigid monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) in contrast to flexible mAbs, and how this affects the binding of multiple mAbs to the same antigen.
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Study: Fibroblast hormone promotes movement of hematopoietic stem cells

Discovery expected to contribute towards more effective methods of harvesting stem cells from bone marrow donors.
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Study: Spiritualists are more likely to report unusual auditory phenomena early in life

Spiritualist mediums might be more prone to immersive mental activities and unusual auditory experiences early in life, according to new research.
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Researchers design new biosynthetic pathways for short-chain primary amines

Researchers report a new strategy for the microbial production of multiple short-chain primary amines via retrobiosynthesis.
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COVID-19 model predicts that home-bound infected students may have caused secondary infections

A student infected with COVID-19 returning home from university for Christmas would, on average, have infected just less than one other household member with the virus, according to a new model devised by mathematicians at Cardiff University and published in Health Systems.
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Study offers new insight into the global obesity epidemic

Variation in consumption of market-acquired foods outside of the traditional diet -- but not in total calories burned daily -- is reliably related to indigenous Amazonian children's body fat, according to a Baylor University study that offers insight into the global obesity epidemic.
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Study sheds light on the causes of debilitating gut pain

A new study, published in the journal Nature, reports evidence from mice and humans that a novel mechanism contributes to chronic gut pain.
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Study shows how the brain’s circuitry arises spontaneously to process visual information

Researchers have explained how the regularly structured topographic maps in the visual cortex of the brain could arise spontaneously to efficiently process visual information.
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Mothers of children with autism have many significantly different metabolite levels, study finds

Now, a study by researchers at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Arizona State University, and the Mayo Clinic found that mothers of children with autism spectrum disorder had several marked different metabolite levels two to five years after they gave birth compared to mothers of normally developing children.
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A high-temperature tolerant SARS-CoV-2 derived immunogen as a potential vaccine candidate

There have been significant efforts worldwide to combat COVID-19, the disease caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). One prominent strategy has been to develop vaccines against the virus. Numerous vaccine candidates are under development, and a handful have now been approved for use by several countries.
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Research suggests St. John's Wort and Echinacea could protect against COVID-19

Researchers in Saudi Arabia have conducted a study demonstrating the antiviral effects of two medicinal herbs against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) – the agent that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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Analysis supports phase 3 trials of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine

Researchers in the Netherlands, the United States, and Belgium have presented early-stage clinical trial results demonstrating the safety and efficacy of Johnson & Johnson's vaccine candidate for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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Coronavirus Australia live: Australian Open tennis player tests positive; Victoria opens border to most of Sydney as NSW records no local cases

Victoria premier Daniel Andrews says people in most of Sydney can apply for a permit to travel to the state while 10 LGAs still remain in red zones. Follow latest updates liveAustralian Open disarray; Vic borders open; NSW records no local cases NSW hotspots; Queensland hotspots; Victoria hotspotsFollow the global coronavirus liveblog 2.04am GMT Here’s a little more Australian Open content, as that’s probably the issue that is simmering along the most today. Firstly, Victorian opposition lea...
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Study reveals possible SARS-CoV-2 escape mutant that may re-infect immune individuals

A recent study by US researchers shows how the 501Y.V2 variant of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), characterized by several mutations, is able to escape neutralization by present first-wave anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies and potentially re-infect COVID-19 convalescent individuals.
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11,366 new cases reported as L.A. County battles new coronavirus strain

Officials urged residents to adhere to Los Angeles County’s “Safer at Home” orders a day after public health officials confirmed that the swifter spreading B.1.1.7 variant of coronavirus was present in the county. Health officials reported 11,366 new cases of COVID-19 and 108 additional deaths on Sunday, Jan. 17, bringing the county’s totals to 1,014,662 cases and 13,848 fatalities. County health officials said, however, that the number of new cases reported Sunday reflects an undercount because...
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Coronavirus Australia live: Australian Open tennis quarantine disarray; Victoria opens border to most of Sydney as NSW records no local cases

Victoria premier Daniel Andrews says people in most of Sydney can apply for a permit to travel to the state while 10 LGAs still remain in red zones. Follow latest updates liveAustralian Open disarray; Vic borders open; NSW records no local cases NSW hotspots; Queensland hotspots; Victoria hotspotsFollow the global coronavirus liveblog 12.16am GMT We have another development in the “will the government condemn Craig Kelly” imbroglio. Here are some of the many good things we have written about...
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How ocean plastic picking made me a better pediatrician [PODCAST]

“It has been over a month since I started this new hobby. I told my middle-school-aged daughter tonight, ‘I am going to write a post about how ocean plastic picking has made me a better pediatrician.’ She replied, ‘You mean better than other pediatricians?’ ‘No, I mean a better pediatrician than I was before,’ I […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Kori, nine, says transplant gives him 'another chance at life'

Kori, from Ripley in Derbyshire, was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome.
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Coronavirus Australia live: Australian Open tennis quarantine disarray; health department chief says overseas travel unlikely this year

Seventy-two tennis players who flew to Melbourne frustrated they are unable to leave their hotel rooms to train. Follow latest updates liveAustralia’s international borders unlikely to reopen this yearNSW hotspots; Queensland hotspots; Victoria hotspotsFollow the global coronavirus liveblogHunt reassures Australians over vaccine rollout Chaos hits Australian Open with competitors confined to hotelsAustralia’s year of Covid – from the first case to the first doughnut dayNSW records six new local ...
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Heart Disease Prevention - Will Burnout Lead To Atrial Fibrillation?

Mounting evidence has suggested that a diet rich in flavanols can have a positive impact on cardiovascular health. According to new research, eating foods high in flavanols, like tea and cocoa, can help lower blood pressure, even among people with hypertension. Find out more at: https://www.howtopreventheartdisease.com/would-flavanol-rich-diet-prevent-heart-disease.html [Heart Disease Prevention - 8 Simple Ways You Can Do Immediately] [Author: Unknown]
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Coronavirus Australia live: Australian Open tennis quarantine disarray as attention turns to Pfizer vaccine concerns

Seventy-two tennis players who flew to Melbourne frustrated they are unable to leave their hotel rooms to train. Follow latest updates liveNSW hotspots; Queensland hotspots; Victoria hotspotsFollow the global coronavirus liveblogHunt reassures Australians over vaccine rollout Chaos hits Australian Open with competitors confined to hotelsAustralia’s year of Covid – from the first case to the first doughnut dayNSW records six new local Covid cases, including worker at hospital 9.18pm GMT This ...
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Is pathology an ATM machine?

It was Friday night, and after a long day of grossing, I was ready to leave the hospital when the department’s door opened, and the nurse shouted, “we have a frozen for an emergency liver transplant.” Without hesitation, I took the specimen and called the attending on call. After a few minutes, the surgeon arrived […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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NHS in most precarious position in its history, says chief executive

Hospitals and staff ‘under extreme pressure’, says Simon Stevens, as vaccination rate reaches 140 jabs a minuteCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDealing with the deadly second wave of Covid has left the NHS in the most precarious position in its 72-year history, chief executive Sir Simon Stevens has warned, as ministers said they were aiming to get all adults in the UK vaccinated by September.Stevens said the NHS was now giving 140 jabs a minute, as the race to vaccinat...
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As both patients and physicians, women face discrimination

My first clinical rotation as a third-year medical student was in orthopedics. I remember the excitement of being scrubbed into the OR, with the gloried task of suctioning while the fellows did the real work. About 30 minutes into the surgery, when things were getting underway, a male physician scrubbed in and took the tool […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Black Americans are getting vaccinated at lower rates than white Americans

Black Americans are receiving covid vaccinations at dramatically lower rates than white Americans in the first weeks of the chaotic rollout, according to a new KHN analysis.
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FDA issues warning letters to firms selling e-liquids which lack premarket authorization

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued warning letters to 10 firms who manufacture and operate websites selling electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) products, specifically e-liquids, advising them that selling these products, which lack premarket authorization, is illegal, and therefore they cannot be sold or distributed in the U.S.
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Children are the next frontier for COVID vaccine clinical trials

Twelve-year-olds are tween-agers, staring down puberty and middle school, surprisingly mature one minute and tortured by angst the next. Some also are scientific pioneers, volunteering for clinical trials to test COVID vaccines in children. Slowly and gingerly, researchers are testing COVID-19 vaccines in younger and younger kids — even as millions of doses are pushed into the arms of their parents — with an eye toward FDA approval in the next year or two. Stephanie Chao, director of pharmacy...
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Pandemic challenges for patients with heart disease

It is stressful enough to live with heart disease. Now, with a global pandemic, access to health care providers has shifted from in-office to telemedicine in many instances. There are challenges for patients with heart disease in this context: Patients are often older and are not familiar with using technology for videoconferencing (Zoom, Doximity, FaceTime, […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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'We are worried': Indians hopeful but anxious as vaccination drive begins

India launches bid to vaccinate 300m people amid fears over efficacy of domestically produced vaccineEmerging from Holy Family hospital in New Delhi, Ram Verma, a sanitation worker, breathed a deep sigh of relief. As one of the first in India to receive a coronavirus vaccine on Saturday – marking the start of the world’s largest vaccination programmes – he had been feeling a little jittery.“I must admit I was nervous,” said Verma, who had received his Covaxin jab in a centre set up in the hospit...
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Children the next frontier for COVID vaccine clinical trials

Twelve-year-olds are tween-agers, staring down puberty and middle school, surprisingly mature one minute and tortured by angst the next. Some also are scientific pioneers, volunteering for clinical trials to test COVID vaccines in children. Slowly and gingerly, researchers are testing COVID-19 vaccines in younger and younger kids — even as millions of doses are pushed into the arms of their parents — with an eye toward FDA approval in the next year or two. Stephanie Chao, director of pharmacy...
Tags: Health, News, Medicine, California, Cdc, Stanford, China, India, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Healthcare, Vaccinations, Fda, Berkeley



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