Annenberg Foundation teams up with community groups to provide vaccines in Koreatown

Registered nurse Nili Steiner gives the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccination to older adults outside the Karsh Family Social Service Center in Los Angeles’ Koreatown neighborhood on Thursday, March 18, 2021. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) A COVID-19 vaccination clinic is held for older adults outside the Karsh Family Social Service Center in Los Angeles’ Koreatown neighborhood on Thursday, March 18, 2021. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) ...
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LA County hosts 100th free drive-thru food giveaway since pandemic began

Sindy Valleba waits in line to pick up food for her extended family of 11 at the Los Angeles County 100th drive-through food distribution with L.A. Regional Food Bank during the coronavirus pandemic outside Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 18, 2021. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Los Angeles County Sup. Hilda Solis thanks Mika Yamamoto, regional operations manager of L.A. Parks and Rec., and Gary Gero, who heads all food security strategies ...
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Study shows how ACE2 mutations influence SARS-CoV-2 spike binding in humans and animals

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison aimed to better understand how SARS-CoV-2 interacts with various mammalian angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) receptors. This way, they can identify the factors that influence intra- and cross-species virus transmission.
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Engineering immunogens to focus immune response to SARS-CoV-2

Researchers have designed constructs by adding more glycans and adding the receptor-binding motif from related sarbecoviruses to focus the immune response to the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) receptor-binding motif. Such immunogens could potentially also neutralize other variants and coronaviruses.
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Identifying druggable targets on an essential SARS-CoV-2 protein

In a research paper recently uploaded to the preprint server bioRxiv by Newman et al. (March 15th, 2021) the structure and role of one such protein: NSP13, is investigated, with two appealingly druggable targets being identified, possibly opening a new route towards a novel SARS-CoV-2 antiviral agent.
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Fighting SARS-CoV-2 with materials science

In a recent editorial in the journal Emergent Materials, Dr. Huseyin C. Yalcin from Qatar University Biomedical Research Center and Dr. Ajeet Kaushik from Florida Polytechnic University announce several important developments in their timely special issue entitled “Materials Science in the Battle against COVID-19”.
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UK SARS-CoV-2 variant 40% more transmissible than previous strains

Researchers in Japan have estimated that the B.1.1.7 strain of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that recently emerged in England is 40% more transmissible than strains previously circulating in the country.
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UNH study: More than 50% of at-risk children are not receiving behavioral health services

Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have found that more than 50% of children in high-risk populations in the United States are not receiving behavioral health services that could improve their developmental outcomes when it comes to mental and physical health problems.
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SARS-CoV-2 vaccination should be carefully targeted towards certain groups, say researchers

Researchers in the UK have provided important insights into the impact that vaccination against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) – the agent that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) – may have on infection rates, disease prevalence and immune escape by the virus.
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Study examines the impact of transition to online learning on students with disabilities

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic changed the higher education experience for students across the United States, with more than 90 percent of institutions reporting a shift in education delivery with the arrival of COVID-19.
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Study reveals biomarkers for the prognosis of gastric adenocarcinoma

Low plasma levels of protein TGFB1 and polymorphisms in gene TGFB1 act as biomarkers for the prognosis of gastric adenocarcinoma, according to a study led by the University Complutense of Madrid.
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Weight loss induced by diet and bariatric surgery has different impact on mitochondria in fat tissue

Dieting impairs the energy-producing machinery of fat tissue, potentially resulting in weight regain. In contrast, as indicated by a recently completed European study coordinated by the University of Helsinki, weight loss surgery gives a boost to mitochondria, improving the gene expression of these cellular engines.
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Study explores how CAR T immunotherapy could be used to treat solid tumors

A study recently published in the journal Science looked into how CAR T immunotherapy could be used to treat solid tumors in addition to leukemias. The programming of CAR T cells opens avenues for applying cell therapies to, for example, breast cancer or ovarian cancer in the future.
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Habitual gamblers use already proven strategies to maximize rewards

In their pursuit of maximum reward, people suffering from gambling disorder rely less on exploring new but potentially better strategies, and more on proven courses of action that have already led to success in the past.
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Drinking electrolytes instead of water can help prevent muscle cramps

If you reach for water when a muscle cramp strikes, you might want to think again. New research from Edith Cowan University has revealed drinking electrolytes instead of pure water can help prevent muscle cramps.
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COVID-19 In California: State Health Dept. Reports 3,038 New Cases, 218 More Deaths

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Virtual reality experiences can be used to train professionals in organ donation and transplants

The Donation and Transplantation Institute and Immersium Studio, a UOC spin-off, have developed virtual reality experiences that can be used to train health professionals in the area of organ and tissue donation and transplantation.
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New study provides comparative analysis of twelve COVID-19 vaccines

A new study by Novateur Ventures provides a comparative analysis of twelve COVID-19 Vaccines that had initiated or announced the Phase III clinical trial stage by early November 2020.
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Study highlights the importance of protecting elderly people from COVID-19 reinfection

Most people who have had COVID-19 are protected from catching it again for at least six months, but elderly patients are more prone to reinfection, according to research published in The Lancet.
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New evidence supports ivermectin use in children weighing less than fifteen kilograms

Millions of children weighing less than 15kg are currently denied access to Ivermectin treatment due to insufficient safety data being available to support a change to the current label indication.
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Hip procedures during busy periods have worse outcomes

Hip fractures are serious, especially for the elderly. The operation can be a great strain, and 13 per cent of patients over the age of 70 treated in Norwegian hospitalsdo not survive 60 days after the fracture.
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A new coronavirus variant found in France can hide from COVID-19 nasal-swab tests

Waitress Josephine Madinier waits for take-away orders at Miss Banh-Mi restaurant in Paris on February 1, 2021. Kiran Ridley/Getty Images France's health ministry has identified a new coronavirus variant that can evade some tests. So far, that variant doesn't seem to be deadlier or more infectious than other strains. The variant shares some mutations with another variant first found in California. See more stories on Insider's business page. A region of France has been beset by...
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Hospital management prioritizes profitability, say physicians

Does money rule Norwegian hospitals, even with universal healthcare? If so, this practice could impact people with chronic or long-term illnesses.
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LA County coronavirus case rates are dropping among homeless as well

Among those seeing fewer coronavirus infections in Los Angeles County are people experiencing homelessness, according to the L.A. County Department of Public Health on Thursday, March 18. They accounted for 58 new cases this week compared to 620 new cases in late December during the height of the surge. And even the 58 cases represented a bit of an overcount with officials saying all but 10 were cases from previous weeks. Since the pandemic began, public health officials have identified 7,061 CO...
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New technique uses cell's own recycling machinery to destroy disease-causing proteins

Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have developed a way to use a cell's own recycling machinery to destroy disease-causing proteins, a technology that could produce entirely new kinds of drugs.
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Women with diabetes less likely to use contraception after diagnosis, study finds

Uncontrolled diabetes increases maternal and fetal risks during pregnancy. As a result, the American Diabetes Association recommends that family planning should be discussed and effective contraception should be available to the more than three percent of (more than one million) reproductive-age women in the United States with diabetes.
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Study investigates how genetic variants contribute to increased risk of lung cancer

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. for both men and women. While risk for this disease can be influenced by environmental and lifestyle factors like smoking, studies estimate that 18% of lung cancer cases are due to inherited genetic variants.
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100 Single-Dose Johnson & Johnson Vaccines Administered To Sacramento Homeless

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Anti-inflammatory therapies may help prevent heart disease in people with age-related blood condition

Therapies that soothe inflammation could be an effective way to prevent heart disease in people with a common age-related blood condition, according to a new study from researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons.
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An antidiabetic drug could help reduce chronic inflammation in people living with HIV

Metformin, a drug used to treat type-2 diabetes, could help reduce chronic inflammation in people living with HIV (PLWH) who are being treated with antiretroviral therapy (ART), according to researchers at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre.
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