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New data on impact of spike mutations and B117 UK variant on neutralization by mAbs and sera

A recent paper by British and Dutch scientists, currently available on the bioRxiv* preprint server, shows that the neutralizing activity of monoclonal antibodies can be dramatically reduced by mutations of the SARS-CoV-2 spike glycoprotein – unlike polyclonal antibodies generated after natural infection that remain active regardless of any introduced amino acid changes.
Tags: Health, UK


Farm workers get a stab at a vaccine jab, without leaving the fields

People who toil in the fields picking fruits and vegetables throughout Riverside County are eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations, but getting those agricultural workers to traditional vaccination sites is a challenge. So on Thursday, Jan. 21, the vaccines came to the farm workers. Riverside County’s public health department teamed up with area non-profits and vaccinated about 300 workers from two ranches in eastern Coachella Valley. The clinics are part of an effort to educate and assist farm work...
Tags: Health, News, Immigration, Sport, Soccer, Mecca, Riverside County, Tudor, Southern California, Sánchez, San Jacinto, Coachella Valley, Indio, Lake Elsinore, Perris, Machado


SARS-CoV-2 variants appear to arise independently of local transmission

Researchers at the University of Michigan in the United States have cautioned against only using within-host minor genetic variations to resolve the genomic epidemiology of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) – the agent that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Tags: Health, United States, University Of Michigan


Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine shows reduced neutralization potential against SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7 spike variant

Researchers in the UK have conducted a study assessing the efficacy of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine BNT162b2 against the new variant of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) – the agent that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Tags: Health, UK, Pfizer


Study: Vast majority of U.S. infants may be suffering from gut microbiome deficiency

A new peer-reviewed study reveals that the vast majority of U.S. infants may be suffering from a substantial deficiency in an important bacterium key to breast milk utilization and immune system development, as well as protection against gut pathogens linked to common newborn conditions such as colic and diaper rash.
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Positive messages could potentially increase mask usage during the pandemic

Many organizations are looking at effective ways to communicate the importance of wearing a mask, especially as highly transmissible new strains of coronavirus threaten to cause a surge in infections.
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Randomized trials could help clarify uncertainties around reopening schools safely

Schools are closing again in response to surging levels of COVID-19 infection, but staging randomised trials when students eventually return could help to clarify uncertainties around when we should send children back to the classroom, according to a new study.
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Researchers simulate tailgating to examine the impact of excessive eating and drinking

The NFL playoffs are underway, and fans are finding ways to simulate tailgating during the COVID-19 pandemic. Football watch parties are synonymous with eating fatty foods and drinking alcohol. Have you ever wondered what all of that eating and drinking does to your body?
Tags: Health, NFL


Older age may offer a buffer against negative feelings brought on by the pandemic

Older adults are managing the stress of the coronavirus pandemic better than younger adults, reporting less depression and anxiety despite also experiencing greater general concern about COVID-19, according to a study recently published by researchers at the UConn School of Nursing.
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Neighboring Counties Still Facing Vaccine Distribution Delays

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Dynamic, customized treatment approaches for gastroesophageal cancers may improve survival rates

A phase 2 clinical trial providing personalized treatments based on the genetic profile of metastatic tumors in gastroesophageal cancers has found that using customized treatment approaches, and adapting them over time as tumors become resistant, led to higher rates of survival compared to historical controls.
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COVID-19, influenza and suicide are responsible for deaths of ICE detainees

Thirty-five people have died in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) since April 2018, with a seven-fold increase in deaths even as the average daily population decreased by nearly a third between 2019 and 2020, a new USC study shows.
Tags: Health, Usc, Customs Enforcement ICE


New drug target valid for breast cancer as well as lymphoma

One more piece of the puzzle has fallen into place behind a new drug whose anti-cancer potential was developed at the University of Alberta and is set to begin human trials this year, thanks to newly published research.
Tags: Health, University Of Alberta


SARS-CoV-2 suppresses host innate immunity

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, blocks the processes of innate immune activation that normally direct the production and/or signaling of type I interferon (IFN-I) by the infected cell and tissues.
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Study identifies nine specific genes associated with breast cancer risk

Breast cancer investigators in the Lambe Institute at NUI Galway have collaborated on a pivotal international study into breast cancer risk which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine today (Wednesday, 20 January).
Tags: Health, New England Journal of Medicine, NUI Galway, Lambe Institute


Abnormal hyperactivation in the brain could be an early biomarker of Alzheimer's disease

Abnormally hyperactive areas in the brain may help better predict the onset of Alzheimer's disease, according to findings of a research team led by Université de Montreal psychology professor Sylvie Belleville, scientific Director of the Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal research centre.
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Researchers identify genetic risk factors contributing to pneumonia susceptibility and severity

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and colleagues have identified genetic factors that increase the risk for developing pneumonia and its severe, life-threatening consequences.
Tags: Health, Vanderbilt University Medical Center


Investigational combo therapy shows promise in treating TP53 mutant MDS and AML patients

Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML) are rare hematologic malignancies of the bone marrow.
Tags: Health, AML, MDS


FDA approves first injectable, complete regimen for HIV-1 infection in adults

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Cabenuva (cabotegravir and rilpivirine, injectable formulation) as a complete regimen for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection in adults to replace a current antiretroviral regimen in those who are virologically suppressed on a stable antiretroviral regimen with no history of treatment failure and with no known or suspected resistance to either cabotegravir or rilpivirine.
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Vaccines may not work as well against the coronavirus variant detected in South Africa, research shows. People may also face a risk of reinfection.

A volunteer receives an injection for a potential COVID-19 vaccine at the Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto, South Africa on June 28, 2020. Felix Dlangamandla/Beeld/Gallo Images via Getty Images COVID-19 vaccines may be less effective against a more infectious version of the coronavirus first found in South Africa. New research shows the mutated strain can evade the antibodies developed in response to vaccination or infection with the original version of the coronavirus. But Pfizer has said i...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, London, News, Kentucky, Trends, Cnn, South Africa, Food And Drug Administration, Pfizer, Vaccines, Seattle, Mutations, Penny, Emory University


Telehealth startup Hims fell in its public trading debut — and that’s fine with its CEO

Hims & Hers, a San Francisco-based telehealth startup that sells sexual wellness and other health products and services to millennials, began trading publicly today on the NYSE after completing a reverse merger with the blank-check company Oaktree Acquisition Corp. Its shares slipped a bit, ending the day down 5% from where they started, but the company, which was founded in 2017 and now claims nearly 300,000 paying subscribers for its various offerings, has never been focused on a splashy headl...
Tags: Health, TC, Ecommerce, Asia, Ipo, San Francisco, Tech, Middle East, Sexual health, Cnbc, Erectile Dysfunction, Nyse, Bay Area, SPAC, Oaktree, Howard Marks


Hims, the telehealth startup, saw its shares slip in their trading debut — and that’s fine with its CEO

Hims & Hers, a San Francisco-based telehealth startup that sells sexual wellness and other health products and services to millennials, began trading publicly today on the NYSE after completing a reverse merger with the blank-check company Oaktree Acquisition Corp. Its shares slipped a bit, ending the day down 5% from where they started, but the company, which was founded in 2017 and now claims nearly 300,000 paying subscribers for its various offerings, has never been focused on a splashy headl...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Asia, Ipo, San Francisco, Tech, Middle East, Sexual health, Cnbc, Erectile Dysfunction, Initial Public Offering, Exit, Nyse, Bay Area


Unmasking inequality: the power of community organization during COVID-19 [PODCAST]

“Touted by some as a ‘great equalizer,’ the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the forefront long-standing disparities in access to health for Black, Latinx, immigrant, and low-income communities. While we are all in this fight together, some are bearing the burden more than others. Studies have shown that Blacks in the United States are especially […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Scientists identify a molecular mechanism that protects the fetus from maternal infection

Researchers at Duke and Mt. Sinai have identified a molecular mechanism that prevents a viral infection during a mother's pregnancy from harming her unborn baby.
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Study: Half of adults not wearing masks during close contact with others

Three out of 10 Los Angeles County residents and nearly half of adults in the U.S. don’t wear protective face masks when they are in close contact with people who live outside their households, according to findings of an ongoing study by researchers at USC. The USC Dornsife Understanding Coronavirus in America Study found that 67% of Los Angeles County residents are likely to wear face masks when in contact with people from other households, and that 63% wear face masks while exercising outside...
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Differences in hair aging between varying races and ethnicities

While aging is an unavoidable biological process with many influencing factors that results in visible changes to the hair, there is limited literature examining the characteristics of hair aging across the races.
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Study may help better assess the risk of breast cancer in women without a family history

A new multi-institution study led by Fergus Couch, Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic pathologist, provides more accurate estimates of breast cancer risk for U.S. women who harbor inherited mutations in breast cancer predisposition genes.
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Inside George Mukhari hospital’s second wave

The Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism and James Oatway visited George Mukhari academic hospital to document the second-wave realities experienced by doctors and nurses The post Inside George Mukhari hospital’s second wave appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Masks, Virus, Hospitals, Astrazeneca, North West, Emergency, Oxygen, Variant, Openaccess, Pretoria, Bhekisisa, Top Six, Personal Protective Equipment, PPE, Coronavirus


New post at “All Signal”

go to: Mask wearing for dummies sign up to be on the mailing list at the bottom of the page. I won’t be cross posting to here much longer.
Tags: Health, Infertility


Relist Watch

John Elwood reviews Tuesday’s relists Not much is happening in D.C. right , so what can the Supreme Court do to give us a break from the tedium of endless ? How about keeping all of last week’s 10 new relists around another week — and adding 10 more new relists! The court won’t be meeting in conference for four weeks after this Friday. But with so many relists primed to grant, the court may make substantial inroads on filling its fall argument calendar on the next order list. Seven of this wee...
Tags: Health, New York, Texas, Featured, Maryland, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, California, Washington, Oregon, New York City, Dhs, Pennsylvania, United States, Hawaii



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