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Global scientists are intensifying research on COVID-19

Global scientists are intensifying research into COVID-19, as the World Health Organization (WHO) moves to expand its scientific collaboration and monitoring of emerging variants of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
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Researchers find potential biomarkers of Parkinson's disease

A research team led by Nagoya University in Japan has found that blood pressure, the hematocrit (the percentage of red blood cells in blood), and serum cholesterol levels change in patients with Parkinson's disease long before the onset of motor symptoms.
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World Health Assembly calls for urgent action on prevention and control of meningitis

At the 73rd Session of the World Health Assembly, Member States overwhelmingly endorsed a resolution calling for urgent action on meningitis prevention and control through the implementation of a bold, comprehensive global roadmap to defeat meningitis by 2030.
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E-cigarettes stress and inflame the lungs, impair key regulatory proteins

E-cigarettes stress and inflame the lungs of rats, compromising important regulatory proteins through exposure, according to research recently published in the journal Redox Biology.
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WHO sets nutrition criteria to increase the availability of healthy food

Public settings, such as schools, childcare centers, nursing homes, hospitals and correctional facilities and all other canteens of public institutions, can play a key role in ensuring people are provided with healthy food and helping prevent the 8 million annual deaths currently caused by unhealthy diets.
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Green Mediterranean diet reduces non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, show randomized trials

A green Mediterranean (MED) diet reduces intrahepatic fat more than other healthy diets and cuts non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in half, according to a long-term clinical intervention trial led by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers and a team of international colleagues.
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WHO and partners urge countries to strengthen childcare

The early years in a child's life are critical in building a foundation for optimal development through a stable and nurturing environment.
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Coronavirus Australia live news: Morrison will decide 'over the course of the year' whether to allow international travel

Meanwhile, three of four Covid cases found in Victoria hotel quarantine linked to Australian Open. Follow latest updatesNSW hotspots; Queensland hotspotsState-by-state restrictions and lockdown rules explainedFollow the global coronavirus liveblog 4.13am GMT The Australian government has added its voice to calls for Russian authorities to release opposition leader Alexei Navalny, after he was arrested this week on his return to Russia.Overnight a judge in Moscow ordered that Navalny be held ...
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Genomics reveals distinct patterns of emergence of SARS‐CoV‐2 spike variants in Columbus, Ohio

Recently researchers from the United States reported the results of a SARS‐CoV‐2 genomic surveillance conducted between April 2020 and January 2021 in Columbus, Ohio. Their work is released as a preprint on the bioRxiv server.
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New local coronavirus strain may be contributing to surge, Cedars-Sinai says

More than one-third of COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles may have been caused by a new, locally-distinct strain of the coronavirus, researchers from Cedars-Sinai said on Monday, Jan. 18. They believe it may have contributed to the virus’ devastating resurgence in recent weeks, but don’t yet know for sure. Researchers designated the strain CAL.20C, a Monday evening news release said. Their “findings did not indicate whether the strain is more deadly than current forms of the coronavirus.” Los Angeles...
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Understanding the Philippines' relative success with COVID-19

Many high-income countries have reported rising numbers of cases, while a few low-income countries such as the Philippines report a less severe COVID-19 outbreak. To date, the archipelagic country in Southeast Asia has reported 502,000 cases and 9,900 deaths among its population of around 108 million.
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Global Covid report: Biden camp rejects Trump changes to travel restrictions

Incoming US administration criticises move to remove entry bans as independent panel criticises WHO for not declaring emergency until 30 January Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Trump and Biden camps have clashed over future Covid travel restrictions with less than two days to go before the handover of power in Washington. It comes as an independent panel said Chinese officials could have applied public health measures more forcefully a year ago, and criticised the...
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Global Covid report: China and WHO criticised for early mistakes; US urges more Wuhan access

Independent panel criticises WHO for not declaring emergency until 30 January and Biden and Trump camps clash over easing travel restrictionsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAn independent panel has said Chinese officials could have applied public health measures more forcefully a year ago to curb Covid-19, and criticised the World Health Organization (WHO) for delays in declaring an international emergency, as the US called on China to allow WHO investigators to inter...
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Southern California health providers scramble to isolate Moderna vaccine tied to bad reactions

Hundreds of health providers all over the state, including some in Southern California, have received doses from a specific lot of Moderna vaccine tied to about six serious reactions in San Diego last week. On the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, hospitals were scanning their records to determine if they had received doses from the batch tied to those reactions, and, if so, how many doses were already in people’s arms and how many had to be pulled from inventory until more is understood about wha...
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About 60 percent of SARS-CoV-2 cases in England tied to new variant by the end of December

One new SARS-CoV-2 variant of concern, called 202012/01, started to spread in England in late October. A new study published on the pre-print server medRxiv found that 60 percent of daily COVID-19 cases screened by the Alderley Park Lighthouse Labs were tied to 202012/01, also known as lineage B.1.1.7 or 20B/501Y.V1. This suggests a rapid spread of the new variant across the country.
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Closed SARS-CoV-2 spikes could be a valuable component of future vaccines

Now, researchers at the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, United Kingdom, reveal that engineered closed S constructs may be valuable immunogens that can induce neutralizing antibodies against a different pattern of epitopes. This allows for the flexibility of vaccines at both the individual and population levels.
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COVID vaccines, overcoming skepticism, and pandemic theater [PODCAST]

“Environmental cleaning rightfully plays a more prominent role within health care facilities to control the spread of other diseases, but even hospitals have overreacted when it comes to contact precautions for SARS-CoV-2.  I recently went to get a flu shot from one of the hospitals I cover, and I couldn’t help but think that several […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Essential oils from Greek herbs may protect against COVID-19

Researchers in Greece have demonstrated the antiviral effects of Cretan aromatic plant oils on severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) – the agent responsible for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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Coronavirus Australia live news: three of four Covid cases found in Victoria hotel quarantine linked to Australian Open

Stranded Victorians return from Sydney as NSW reports no new community transmission cases. Follow latest updatesNSW hotspots; Queensland hotspotsFollow the global coronavirus liveblog 12.17am GMT We are talking a lot about Covid-19 vaccines ahead of Australia moving ahead with its vaccination program next month, so I think it is worth reflecting on the global perspective (outside of those Norway deaths, which we have heard a lot about this week): Related: WHO: just 25 Covid vaccine doses a...
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Researchers define tumor invasion machinery orchestrated by a master cancer gene

Researchers investigated how cancer genes lead to the breakdown of the capsule that prevents cancerous cells from invading the surrounding healthy tissues and - find a hijacked "molecular crowbar".
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Research suggests seaweed used in traditional Chinese medicine could protect against COVID-19

Researchers in China have conducted a study showing that a carbohydrate found in the seaweed Ecklonia kurome blocks the activity of an enzyme that is essential for the replication of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) – the agent that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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Novel organoid models illuminate path to cervical cancers

How do tumors develop in the cervix? Many new details are now known about this question. This is also thanks to Dr. Cindrilla Chumduri from the Biocentre at the University of Würzburg.
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Two common blood pressure drugs are not tied to increased risk of COVID-19

Research published in the peer-reviewed journal The Lancet Digital Health and co-led by a UCLA Fielding School of Public Health faculty member has found that two widely used types of blood pressure drugs are not tied to an increased risk of COVID-19 infection or complications.
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Near-universal adoption of masks along with public health measures could eliminate disease spread

Research published this month in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that near-universal adoption of nonmedical masks in public, combined with complementary public health measures, could reduce spread to essentially zero.
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Coronavirus Australia live: three of four Covid-19 cases found in Victorian hotel quarantine linked to the Australian Open

Stranded Victorians return from Sydney as tourism industry warned international border could be shut all year. Follow latest updatesNSW hotspots; Queensland hotspotsFollow the global coronavirus liveblog 11.34pm GMT Andrews says that some of the positive cases recorded in the past few days in hotel quarantine have been reclassified as “shedding”, rather than positive cases. He said more details would be released by the health department. 11.32pm GMT Andrews says that of the 10 local gove...
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Smart vaccine scheme could protect more people from life-threatening rabies

More people could be protected from life-threatening rabies thanks to an agile approach to dog vaccination using smart phone technology to spot areas of low vaccination coverage in real time.
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Researchers develop a technique to modify biological polymers with protein-based biochemical messages

Imagine going to a surgeon to have a diseased or injured organ switched out for a fully functional, laboratory-grown replacement. This remains science fiction and not reality because researchers today struggle to organize cells into the complex 3D arrangements that our bodies can master on their own.
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EXERCISE ON TOP OF STRESS = MORE INFERTILITY

  Click Here for Sandy Robertson's Fertility Shop Exercise, Stress and Fertility I wish I had a dollar for every article I've read, quoted, or wrote about stress and fertility. Here's another article (link below) that confirms what many of us have known all along.However, I learned a few new things -- for instance, taking up exercise to reduce stress, without fixing the underlying cause can actually make the affects of stress worse. Read more:Q. You’ve studied not only people but ...
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Researchers figure out the precise mechanics involved in cell motility

Theoretical physicists from Berlin teamed up with experimental physicists from Munich to determine the precise mechanics involved in cell motility. The findings were published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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Study improves understanding of the chemistry behind potent antibiotic synthesis

Images of a protein involved in creating a potent antibiotic reveal the unusual first steps of the antibiotic's synthesis.
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