People with high BMI may now receive their COVID-19 vaccine in California

Now, California state allows individuals with one of ten comorbidities to get their COVID-19 jabs. This comes after obesity being tagged as COVID-19 vaccine eligibility.
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Testing for mRNA-1283, Moderna's next generation COVID-19 vaccine commences

As vaccine efforts against the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes the coronavirus disease, roll out in various countries, Moderna ups the game by testing its next-generation COVID-19 vaccine.
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Australia news live: Labor attacks government over vaccine rollout delays and website errors – question time live

Several users receive error messages hours after site is launched; vaccine rollout fast-tracked over fears Papua New Guinea’s outbreak could spread to north Queensland. Follow liveFollow our global coronavirus blog 3.16am GMT Mark Butler to Scott Morrison: The Prime Minister’s long awaited announcement to launch the booking system for COVID vaccinations was executed with precision. In every newspaper and media outlet this morning. But there are already widespread reports of the system failin...
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Why home-produced Covid vaccine hasn't helped India, Russia and China rollouts

Challenge of reaching vast, far-flung populations is combined with a lack of public interestCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe day India started coronavirus vaccinations, Amit Mehra’s name was on the priority list. But he never made an appointment. “I’m not inclined to get vaccinated just because it’s available,” says the 47-year-old Delhi hospital worker.Two and a half thousand miles away, strolling past a popup inoculation centre near Red Square in Moscow, Magomed ...
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Salivary IgG to SARS-CoV-2 after mild COVID-19

A team of researchers based in Stockholm, Sweden, has demonstrated that individuals exposed to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) have antibodies for the disease up to nine months after acquiring the disease, even if they displayed only mild symptoms.
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New Colombian SARS-CoV-2 lineage shares antibody-resistant mutations with other variants

Scientists in Colombia have identified a new highly divergent SARS-CoV-2 lineage with Spike substitutions L249S and E484K. These same mutations have convergently appeared in other mutant strains of the virus, most notably in variants of concern.
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Australian government's Covid vaccine booking website hit by technical trouble at launch

In five days, more than 6 million Australians will be eligible for a Covid vaccine, but reports abound of problems booking inFollow our live blogVaccine tracker: when will you get your jab?The government’s vaccine booking website has been hit by technical issues hours after it was launched on Wednesday morning – five days before more than 6 million Australians become eligible to get the inoculation from GPs and local clinics.Australians eligible under phase 1b of the rollout – due to begin Monda...
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SARS-CoV-2 can spread through cold-chain transport

In light of growing evidence, researchers say that SARS-CoV-2 virus transmission via contaminated surfaces, and in particular, frozen foods and products that are transported while keeping them at low temperatures, should be taken into account when devising prevention strategies.
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Amino acids signaling controls whole-body glucose homeostasis, study shows

Amino acids are a major nutrient type for humans and are used as building blocks and a source of energy for cells.
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Researchers unravel how a novel microbial small molecule is connected to dental caries development

An inter-disciplinary team of researchers led by Prof. Qian Peiyuan, Chair Professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology's Department of Ocean Science and Division of Life Science has unraveled how a novel microbial small molecule released by Streptococcus mutans (S. mutans) - a bacterium commonly found in the human oral cavity - is connected to dental caries development using a synthetic biology approach, offering new insights to the health impact of the human oral microbiota ...
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Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prizes for 2021 go to four female and six male researchers

Four female and six male researchers are to receive the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize this year, the top award for early career investigators in Germany.
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Study could lead to the development of novel treatments for drug-resistant cancers

ETC-159, a made-in-Singapore anti-cancer drug that is currently in early phase clinical trials for use in a subset of colorectal and gynecological cancers, could also prevent some tumors from resisting therapies by blocking a key DNA repair mechanism, researchers from Duke-NUS Medical School and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research in Singapore reported in the journal EMBO Molecular Medicine.
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Prince Charles criticises anti-vaxxers, saying Covid vaccines can 'protect and liberate'

In a wide-ranging article for the Future Healthcare Journal, the prince advocates for bringing conventional and complementary medicine togetherPrince Charles has criticised those lobbying against coronavirus vaccines, saying the jabs can “protect and liberate” some of society’s most vulnerable members.In a wide-ranging article for the Future Healthcare Journal in which he called for an integrated approach to healthcare, the heir to the throne also denounced those speaking out against Covid-19 sh...
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Novel protein construct prevents lethal COVID-19 in mice

Researchers in the United States have developed a novel protein that prevented lethal disease among mice infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) – the agent that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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Modern facial detection and analysis algorithms could help track changes due to Parkinson's disease

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a well-studied neurodegenerative disorder that affects between 7 and 10 million people worldwide.
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Using iodine as catalyst to advance the sustainability of pharmaceutical syntheses

Synthesizing pharmaceuticals for cancer, viral diseases, and other medical conditions is slow work. A particularly challenging chemical transformation is to start with what's known as an unactivated alkene--a common molecular building block--and end up with a vicinal diamine; i.e., installation of two nitrogen units into carbon--carbon double bonds.
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Study identifies how environmental information is transmitted by non-DNA molecules in the sperm

It has long been understood that a parent's DNA is the principal determinant of health and disease in offspring.
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Study provides insight about development, mental health of underserved ethnically diverse children

A study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, published by Elsevier, reports on the young adult assessment of the now 20-year longitudinal Boricua Youth Study (BYS), a large cohort that brings much needed insight about development and mental health of children from diverse ethnic background growing up in disadvantaged contexts.
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Saliva-based testing as a method for monitoring population immunity to SARS-CoV-2 infection

Researchers in the United States have shown that saliva-based sampling could serve as an accurate and non-invasive alternative to blood sampling for monitoring people’s antibody responses following infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) or vaccination against the virus.
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Using new neurotechnology techniques to improve treatment of brain disorders

Two FET projects - HERMES and STARDUST - aim to improve the treatment of widespread brain disorders such as Parkinson's and epilepsy by developing and adopting the latest neurotechnology techniques: "biohybrid neuronics" and "in-vivo optogenetics".
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ESO guidelines focus on early management of transient ischemic attack

The European Stroke Organization guidelines on management of Transient Ischemic Attack focus on issues specific to early TIA management.
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Australia news live: new vaccine booking website hit by technical problems; PNG's Covid-19 crisis

Several users receive error messages hours after site is launched; vaccine rollout fast-tracked over fears Papua New Guinea’s outbreak could spread to north Queensland. Follow liveFollow our global coronavirus blog 12.06am GMT Oh God.The Palmer Coolum Resort redevelopment will include replicas of the Wonders of the World and famous landmarks including a full-size Trevi Fountain. 12.05am GMT GetUp has released a statement after Nicolle Flint named the organisation as being partly responsi...
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Coronavirus live news: 'no indication' Oxford vaccine is linked to blood clots, says EU regulator

Philippines Covid variant found in UK; France investigates possible new variant in Brittany; vaccinating pregnant women could protect babies, says Israel studyAstraZeneca jab: EU regulator ‘firmly convinced’ benefits outweigh risksChaos in Germany and Italy after suspension of Oxford vaccineFrance seeks swift safety verdict on AstraZeneca vaccineSurvey says 64% of young black people in England are ‘vaccine hesitant’See all our coronavirus coverage 12.02am GMT Hello and welcome to our ongoin...
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Researchers identify a genetic defect that increases the risk of debilitating eye disease

A genetic defect could hold the key to preventing or delaying the onset of a debilitating eye disease that can lead to vision loss and blindness.
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Study: 94% of older adults prescribed fall-risk-increasing drugs

Nearly every older adult was prescribed a prescription drug that increased their risk of falling in 2017, according to new University at Buffalo research.
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Scientists explore the negative effects of prenatal stress on offspring mental health

The link between psychological stress and physical health problems generally relates to a stress-induced immune response gone wild, with inflammation then causing damage to other systems in the body. It's a predictable cascade - except in pregnancy, research suggests.
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High levels of progesterone can reduce stress after concussion, speed recovery in females

Could birth control pills help young female athletes recover faster from concussions and reduce their symptoms?
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World TB Day 2021: WHO calls for action to end TB

In just fourteen days, millions around the globe will come together to commemorate World TB Day on 24 March.
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Poor sleep may be a risk factor for developing complicated grief after a loss

Those who have persistent trouble sleeping may have an especially difficult grieving process after the death of a loved one, a new study co-authored by a University of Arizona researcher finds.
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Women who are fit and healthy tend to burn more fat when they exercise

Females who are fit and healthy tend to burn more fat when they exercise than men, according to new research from a team of sports nutritionists.
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