Is the CDC 10-day COVID-19 quarantine guideline enough?

Researchers at the University of Florida and the Florida Department of Health evaluated test positivity rates for SARS-CoV-2 infection among student contacts. The team found that nine days are not enough to ascertain that the student did not contract the virus.
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SARS-CoV-2 transmission bottleneck is of the order of one to three virions

Now, a new study, posted to the bioRxiv preprint server by the same researchers, focussing on the Austrian region, found that SARS-CoV-2 transmission bottlenecks to be much tighter than previously thought.
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Lab study of South African SARS-CoV-2 variant and Moderna vaccine: reduced neutralization, but still protective

Researchers from the US recently compared antibody binding and viral neutralization against 2 SARS-CoV-2 variants that emerged in different parts of the world. The researchers used sera from spike mRNA vaccinated and naturally infected individuals against a circulating B.1 variant and the emerging B.1.351 variant. The study is published on the preprint server bioRxiv.
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Full characterization of mammalian-produced SARS-CoV-2 receptor binding domains

A research paper recently uploaded to the preprint server bioRxiv by Dominguez-Vega et al. (23rd Feb, 2021) describes an in-depth structural analysis of the RBD of the spike protein expressed in mammalian Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells and human embryonic kidney (HEK293) cells, providing a new understanding of protein structure and function.
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What’s next as COVID-19 vaccination drive comes under new management?

In Long Beach, port workers qualify for the front of the coronavirus vaccine line. Statewide, Gov. Gavin Newsom wants 10% of vaccines guaranteed for educators going forward. But some counties began vaccinating teachers a month ago. Some counties embrace the state’s conclusion that medical marijuana workers are health care workers and qualify for early shots; others do not. There’s a system operated by the state to make vaccine appointments, but myriad other appointment systems are used by counti...
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Australia politics live: AFP warns Scott Morrison about delays in reporting alleged criminal conduct

NSW, Victoria and Tasmania join Queensland in suspending quarantine-free travel from Auckland after the city reported three new local Covid casesMan accused of raping Brittany Higgins returned to Parliament HouseDutton says police told him about rape allegation days before story brokeFollow our global coronavirus live blog 2.22am GMT Former UK prime minister Gordon Brown has retracted a claim in a review he wrote for the Guardian, that Kevin Rudd had to be physically restrained at a 2009 cli...
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LA County discovers 806 additional deaths missing in first record of winter surge

Los Angeles County health officials said Wednesday, Feb. 24, they had discovered 806 additional deaths that were not yet accounted for after looking back through death records following the recent surge. The deaths that were missed until now came from the large number of fatalities that occurred in December and January as a result of the surge in infections, officials said. During those two months, more than 7,000 deaths occurred as a result of the coronavirus in L.A. County where a total of mor...
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Mapping the dominance of the SARS-CoV-2 UK variant in Europe

A research paper recently uploaded to the preprint server medRxiv* by Vespignani et al. (February 22nd, 2021) uses mathematical models to map the spread of this lineage across Europe, establishing that a 50% increase to the transmissibility of the variant would allow it to become dominant in major metropolitan areas by the end of March 2021.
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Complement system appears to be specifically implicated in severe COVID-19

Researchers in the United States have conducted a study showing that activation of the complement system is specifically implicated in the pathogenesis of severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), rather than being a broader indicator of critical illness.
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Study investigates characteristics of high utilizers for psychiatric hospital services

Dropping out of high school, having schizophrenia, or being diagnosed with a co-occurring personality disorder increases the likelihood of someone becoming a "high utilizer" of inpatient psychiatric hospital services, according to a new study by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston .
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Study: Many cancer survivors worried about treatment disruptions during the pandemic

New study reports that early in the 2020 pandemic in the United States, one-third of cancer survivors worried about treatment and cancer care disruptions.
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KTH researchers identify 300 proteins that regulate cell division process

With the hope of contributing to the fight against cancer, researchers in Sweden have published a new molecular mapping of proteins that regulate the cell division process - identifying 300 such proteins.
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Researchers discover a mechanism linked to stem cell aging

As people get older, their neural stem cells lose the ability to proliferate and produce new neurons, leading to a decline in memory function.
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LA County unveils plan to vaccinate teachers, other essential workers, starting March 1

Teachers in Los Angeles County can begin receiving the coronavirus vaccine on Monday, March 1 — but just how many doses will be available for educators will depend on supply, which is still just an estimate. Among the slightly more than 200,000 vaccine doses that officials expect, 25% to 29% will go toward teachers and administrators, with 9% of those doses going to private school teachers and staff. First priority for doses goes to those with second-dose appointments. The remainder will be divi...
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Travelers to the tropics are more prone to acquiring superbacteria than previously thought

Exploring exposure to superbacteria, researchers at the University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Hospital got unexpected results from an international collaborative study conducted in real time among 20 travelers to Southeast Asia.
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Study shows antibody responses persisting 10 months after SARS-CoV-2 infection

Researchers in Italy have conducted a study showing that patients who had tested positive for infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) still had neutralizing antibodies against the virus 10 months later.
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How books influence the medical student experience [PODCAST]

“I will never forget these words. This physician validated my efforts to emotionally connect with patients. This message will indelibly shape the way I allow myself to care for and become invested in the patients to come in my future. Illness is often incredibly unfair, and sometimes we cannot overcome. However unbeatable a disease may […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Study takes a closer look at the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on dental hygienists

Despite having been designated as high risk for COVID-19 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, a new study finds 3.1 percent of dental hygienists have had COVID-19 based on data collected in October 2020.
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CAR T-cell therapy produces deep, sustained remissions in patients with relapsed myeloma

In a major advance in the treatment of multiple myeloma, a CAR T-cell therapy has generated deep, sustained remissions in patients who had relapsed from several previous therapies, an international clinical trial has found.
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Study examines health and economic impacts of mHealth technologies in diabetes care

Emerging smart mobile health (or mHealth) technologies are changing the way patients track information related to diagnosed conditions. A new study examined the health and economic impacts of mHealth technologies on the outcomes of diabetes patients in Asia.
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Research shows the effectiveness of a digital healthcare treatment for osteoarthritis

The steadily increasing prevalence and high costs of treating chronic joint pain worldwide poses a challenge for healthcare systems and healthcare payers.
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Study shows reliability and robustness of injectable anti-obesity medication

A second study of the injectable anti-obesity medication, semaglutide, has confirmed the large weight losses reported in a study earlier this month, establishing the reliability and robustness of this new drug.
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Salk Institute uses $1 million gift to support world class cancer researcher

The Salk Institute received a matching $1 million gift from the BioMed Realty Management Team, which was used to fund the recruitment of award-winning cancer researcher Christina Towers and to support her research and that of the Salk Cancer Center.
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Survey finds highest ever vaccination rates during the 2020-2021 flu season

More U.S. adults reported receiving or planning to receive an influenza vaccination during the 2020-2021 flu season than ever before, according to findings from a December 2020 national survey.
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A new combination therapy for treating rare, fatal Sanfilippo syndrome in children

A study aiming to develop a new therapeutic technique could bring a revolution in our approach to treating rare, fatal Sanfilippo syndrome, a disorder that affects children as young as 2 years old and leads to childhood dementia and premature death.
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Wearing a face mask does not impair a person's ability to get air in and out of the body

Researchers at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital published new findings today that wearing a face mask - either a cloth mask or a surgical mask - did not impair the ability of subjects to get air in and out of their bodies.
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Using machine learning to identify blood biomarkers for early diagnosis of autism

Using machine learning tools to analyze hundreds of proteins, UT Southwestern researchers have identified a group of biomarkers in blood that could lead to an earlier diagnosis of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and, in turn, more effective therapies sooner.
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Tumors use unique mechanism to switch on regulatory T cells for protection

Immunologists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have discovered that tumors use a unique mechanism to switch on regulatory T cells to protect themselves from attack by the immune system.
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How to Love Your Pet on a Budget

How can you love your pets without spending a lot? Possible Finance has some suggestions -- [Author: TheStarryEye Astrologer]
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SARS-CoV-2 does not infect the entire body in the same way, finds study

COVID-19, the disease caused by the pandemic coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, is primarily regarded as a respiratory infection. Yet the virus has also become known for affecting other parts of the body in ways not as well understood, sometimes with longer-term consequences, such as heart arrhythmia, fatigue and "brain fog."
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