UMD receives grant to explore nettle as a functional food for improving health

Obesity, diabetes, and overall immune system health are issues that are all top-of-mind right now, especially during the pandemic.
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New therapeutic video game to improve outcomes in children with neurodevelopmental challenges

An innovative team of Canadian partners have come together bridging academic university, private industry, and community health leadership for child brain health, bringing a novel therapeutic video game to children and families.
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Australia news live: Daniel Andrews in intensive care after breaking ribs

Victorian premier says he damaged his vertebrae in a fall; former prime minister Kevin Rudd addresses National Press Club. Follow the latest updatesKevin Rudd declares end to ‘the age of male sexual entitlement’Daniel Andrews taken to hospital for X-rays after ‘nasty fall’Harry and Meghan interview stirs debate about Australia becoming a republicFollow the global coronavirus liveblog 4.24am GMT I regret to inform you that I have misled the blog readers about Australia’s biggest youtuber. I s...
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New, easy-to-perform test can rapidly detect widely circulating SARS-CoV-2 variants

Rutgers researchers have designed a new rapid test that can detect all three of the rapidly spreading variants of the coronavirus in a little over one hour – much shorter than the three to five days required by current tests, which can also be more technically difficult and expensive to perform.
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Researchers explore 3D printing materials to print realistic aorta models

Personalized 3D printed models created from cardiac imaging data, mainly from cardiac CT images have been increasingly used in cardiovascular disease, primarily in the preoperative planning and simulation of complex surgical procedures, as well as medical education.
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Two doses of Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine induce humoral protection against U.K. and S.A. variants

Researchers at the Pitié Salpêtrière Hospital, Department of Virology, Paris, France determined that in BNT162b2-vaccinated participants who received two doses, their sera harbored at least a neutralizing titer against the three SARS-CoV-2 variants.
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Current vaccines and therapies may be less effective at neutralizing new SARS-CoV-2 variants

A new study of the U.K. and South Africa variants of SARS-CoV-2 predicts that current vaccines and certain monoclonal antibodies may be less effective at neutralizing these variants and that the new variants raise the specter that reinfections could be more likely.
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Worse problems with SARS-CoV-2 variants may be on the way

Researchers at the Department of Integrative Biomedical Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa, found evidence of a significant change in the selective forces acting on immunologically important SARS-CoV-2 genes, such as N and S. These likely coincided with the emergence of the 501Y lineages.
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How do viruses evolve in bats?

Bats have played a crucial epidemiological role in the evolution of many viruses and house many coronaviruses. Until 2002, coronaviruses had been known to cause mild respiratory ailments in human beings. However, this notion changed in the same year when a bat-borne virus caused the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) pandemic.
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Improve Your Health With These 5 Plants You Can Grow At Home

People often forget the significance of plants and take them for granted. With the influx of modern technology, having a green thumb is usually set aside. Plants are an essential resource; without plants, we wouldn’t have food, water, the air we breathe, and our climate would fail.  In this pandemic, our mental health can quickly falter due to less reward system, which causes stress. Our health may also falter from staying at home and not exercising, and focusing on different screens, e...
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CDC guidelines for fully vaccinated could set stage for easing of some local rules

After almost a year of quarantining, the children of Marina Bunce got to hug their grandparents for the first time in what seemed like forever. It was a long embrace — about two minutes. After all, they had a lot of postponed hugging to make up for. “It was very special,” the Redondo Beach native said about the moment, which she caught on camera. “I captured this look on my daughter’s face of just pure relief. It was really magical.” For so many grandparents and their families, being separated p...
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Self-assembling nanoparticles an effective vaccine candidate for SARS-CoV-2

The currently developed vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 include the RBD in their immunogen. With a similar objective, a new study developed an RBD protein-based vaccine candidate against the SARS-CoV-2, using self-assembling Helicobacter pylori-bullfrog ferritin nanoparticles as an antigen delivery system. The study is published recently in the journal mBio (by the American Society of Microbiology).
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Australia news live: Kevin Rudd says he has ‘a genuine, deep anxiety for Australia’s future’

Former prime minister addresses National Press Club; Harry and Meghan interview prompts calls for republic. Follow the latest updatesDaniel Andrews taken to hospital for X-rays after ‘nasty fall’Covid supplement end will mean being pushed further into poverty, jobless warnJulie Bishop takes aim at ministers over handling of rape allegations Follow the global coronavirus liveblog 2.22am GMT Back to Kevin Rudd at the press club, where the floor has opened up to questions.The first question is...
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New findings could help speed the treatment for UTIs in children

A study led by UT Southwestern and Children's Health researchers defines parameters for the number of white blood cells that must be present in children's urine at different concentrations to suggest a urinary tract infection (UTI).
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Financial pollution: Wasteful health care spending that harms vulnerable populations

Financial pollution arises when exorbitant or unnecessary healthcare spending depletes resources needed for the wellbeing of the population.
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Researchers establish organoid culture models from prostate tumor biopsies

Scientists at Urology Research Laboratory of the Department for BioMedical Research, University of Bern and Urology Department of the Inselspital of Bern, have established organoid culture models from prostate tumor biopsies.
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Paws of assistance dogs are cleaner than users' shoe soles, study shows

Over 10,000 people in Europe use an assistance dog; think of guide dogs for people with a visual impairment, hearing dogs for people with a hearing impairment, medical response service dogs and psychiatric service dogs.
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Negative impact of pandemic reduces people's cognitive capacity

Lockdown and other restrictions imposed to control the COVID-19 pandemic have had unseen negative effects on the cognitive capacity and mental health of the population.
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SARS-CoV-2 vaccines modeled on South African variant may offer broad protection against other variants

Researchers in South Africa have submitted evidence that suggests that vaccines modeled on the South African variant of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) would not only be effective on that strain but would also function well against other variants.
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Inflammation linked to intensity of tobacco smoking among HIV-positive people

Inflammation in the body has been linked to the intensity of tobacco smoking among people with HIV, according to a team of University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers.
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Study outlines new model with recommendations for health care team effectiveness

Health care teams must prepare for anything, including the unconventional work environments brought about by a global pandemic and social unrest.
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Compounds in green and black tea relax blood vessels by activating ion channel proteins

A new study from the University of California, Irvine shows that compounds in both green and black tea relax blood vessels by activating ion channel proteins in the blood vessel wall.
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Regular intake of oily fish can help prevent cardiovascular disease in high-risk individuals

An analysis of several large studies involving participants from more than 60 countries, spearheaded by researchers from McMaster University, has found that eating oily fish regularly can help prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD) in high-risk individuals, such as those who already have heart disease or stroke.
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Study shows persistence of marijuana THC in breast milk for six weeks

In a new study published in JAMA Pediatrics, researchers at Children's Hospital Colorado have found that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive component of marijuana, stays in breast milk for up to six weeks, further supporting the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine to abstain from marijuana use during pregnancy and while a mother is breastfeeding.
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Continued vigilance needed as COVID lockdown is relaxed in England, warn researchers

Researchers have reported findings from round nine of the REal-time Assessment of Community Transmission Study (REACT-1) that estimates community prevalence of infections with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in England.
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Functional connectivity in brain's fatigue network changes in response to cognitive fatigue

Kessler Foundation researchers have demonstrated changes in the functional connectivity within the 'fatigue network' in response to cognitive fatigue.
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CAR T-cell therapy triples expected length of remission for relapsed multiple myeloma patients

A new type of CAR T-cell therapy more than triples the expected length of remission for multiple myeloma patients who have relapsed several times, according to an international clinical trial with UT Southwestern as the lead enrolling site.
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Black men of all income levels experience higher levels of discrimination than white counterparts

A woman grips her purse tightly as you approach. A store manager follows you because you look "suspicious." You enter a high-end restaurant, and the staff assume you're applying for a job. You're called on in work meetings only when they're talking about diversity.
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Sniffer dogs could be used to detect SARS-CoV-2 infections, say researchers

Researchers in Germany suggest that sniffer dogs should be considered as an additional screening tool for detecting infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) – the agent that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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Multisystem intervention could potentially prevent or reverse frailty, research shows

Physicians understand frailty as a dysregulation among multiple systems in the body that make it less resilient and unable to recover completely when faced with a physical challenge such as injury or illness.
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