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Heart Research UK awards grant for a research project investigating how COVID-19 damages blood vessels

University of Dundee project investigating the role of inflammation in blood vessel damage in COVID-19 patients receives grant from Heart Research UK
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Retinal scans may provide an early sign of Alzheimer's disease

While it has been said that the eyes are a window to the soul, a new study shows they could be a means for understanding diseases of the brain.
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New insights into how AI will lead to developments in assisted reproductive technology

The 10th Congress of the Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE) has provided exciting insights into likely developments and future possibilities in assisted reproductive technology including artificial intelligence.
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Enhanced version of CureVac’s COVID-19 vaccine could help address supply shortages

Researchers in Germany have demonstrated the preclinical effectiveness of a next-generation coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine at enhancing antibody responses against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).
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New atlas can help understand the relationship between healthy and breast cancer cells

Australian researchers have documented the diversity of cells in the human breast, explaining the relationship between healthy breast cells and breast cancer cells.
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Government’s covid-19 travel plan will let new variants into the UK, experts warn

The government’s covid-19 travel plan will let new variants into the UK, warn experts in The BMJ today.
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Kemono Friends Seiyuu Yuka Ozaki Afflicted With the Coronavirus

Yuka Ozaki, a seiyuu who is probably best known for her performance as main animal girl Serval in Kemono Friends, has sadly contracted the Coronavirus, which will hopefully only be for a short while, if incidents with other revered individuals is anything to go by. News of the 27-year-old talent’s affliction was announced through her […]
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Antibody to SARS-CoV-2 inhibits complement hyperactivation

Although several monoclonal antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein have been developed and clinically tested, little is known about antibodies to the nucleocapsid protein. In a paper published recently in the journal Nature Communications, researchers report a human monoclonal antibody that targets the nucleocapsid protein.
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Delaying second dose of covid-19 vaccine could result in lower mortality under certain conditions

Delaying the second dose of covid-19 vaccines, at least for people aged under 65, could result in up to 20% lower mortality, but only under certain conditions, finds a US study published by The BMJ today.
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Covid green list too cautious, say UK airlines and travel firms

British Airways and Heathrow criticise list of 12 countries people in England can visit quarantine-freeCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAirlines and travel firms have urged the government to move quickly to open up travel to more European destinations and the US, as thousands of people flew abroad after the Britain’s ban on foreign holidays was lifted on Monday.British Airways and Heathrow criticised the limited green list of only 12 countries where quarantine-free tra...
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Sphere Fluidics announces enhanced Cyto-Mine capability and performance

Sphere Fluidics, a company developing single-cell analysis systems, today announced it has enhanced the performance of its Cyto-Mine® System.
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‘Kicking you when you’re down’: Many cancer patients pay dearly for parking

For cancer patients, the road from diagnosis to survivorship feels like a never-ending parade of medical appointments: surgeries, bloodwork, chemotherapy, radiation treatments, scans.
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UNSW researchers find novel way to attack the 'fortress' surrounding pancreatic tumors

Tackling the scar tissue that shields pancreatic tumors from effective drug access is a promising advance in a notoriously hard-to-treat cancer.
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Study highlights the need for more personalized approach to measuring BMI

The results of an extensive new study funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Ethnic-specific BMI cut-off points for obesity based on type 2 diabetes mellitus risk: a cohort study of 1.5 million people in England, presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity (ECO) and published simultaneously in the leading journal, The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology reveal that inaccurate and outdated interpretations of the standard Body Mass Index (BMI) values for patients from B...
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Covid: Six Indian variant hospitalisations in Bolton despite vaccine - Hancock

Health Secretary Matt Hancock says six vaccinated people have been hospitalised with the Indian variant in Bolton.
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Study raises more concerns about the use of combined EPA/DHA through supplements

Doctors often recommend Omega-3s to help patients lower their cholesterol and improve heart health. Those Omega-3s can come from fatty fish like salmon and mackerel, or supplements that often contain a combination of the acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).
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SARS-CoV-2 B.1.617 variant shows modest resistance to vaccine-induced antibodies

The World Health Organization (WHO) has labeled the double mutant B.1.617 variant — first discovered in India —a variant of concern for its high transmission rate and ability to evade immune responses. New research posted to the preprint server bioRxiv finds B.1.617 can modestly reduce neutralizing antibody responses generated from the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
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New framework could help manage COVID-19, deal with other major stresses

A new analysis of the effects of SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing the current pandemic, on the human body has provided novel insights into the nature of resilience and how we deal with stressful situations.
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Study reveals the first complete 3D molecular structure of immature flavivirus

Better designed vaccines for insect-spread viruses like dengue and Zika are likely after researchers discovered models of immature flavivirus particles were originally misinterpreted.
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Investigational drug reduced triglycerides in patients with severe hypertriglyceridemia, acute pancreatitis

The investigational drug evinacumab reduced triglycerides in patients with severe hypertriglyceridemia (sHTG) and a history of hospitalizations for acute pancreatitis in a phase 2 global study led by Mount Sinai.
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Matt Hancock: unlocking will go ahead next week despite India variant – video

The health secretary told the BBC's Andrew Marr that the next stage of opening England up from lockdown would still go ahead this week despite concerns about the India variant.'I'm confident that we can take the step tomorrow, but we should all be careful about how we take that step,' Hancock said.He added that the government would announce a decision on whether to end all lockdown measures – currently planned for 21 June – on 14 June Covid live: Matt Hancock says ‘high degree of confidence’ vac...
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Patients embrace telehealth-supported access to health care during the pandemic

The expansion of telehealth-supported access to health care during the COVID-19 pandemic was roundly embraced by general practice patients, according to new Flinders University research.
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Simple surgery saves patients with heart arrhythmia caused by often-lethal strokes

A simple surgery saves patients with heart arrhythmia from often-lethal strokes, says a large international study led by McMaster University.
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Daniel Kahneman: ‘Clearly AI is going to win. How people are going to adjust is a fascinating problem’

The Nobel-winning psychologist on applying his ideas to organisations, why we’re not equipped to grasp the spread of a virus, and the massive disruption that’s just round the cornerDaniel Kahneman, 87, was awarded the Nobel prize in economics in 2002 for his work on the psychology of judgment and decision-making. His first book, Thinking, Fast and Slow, a worldwide bestseller, set out his revolutionary ideas about human error and bias and how those traits might be recognised and mitigated. A new...
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Hancock defends India travel ban delay as Covid variant cases mount

Move to put country on England’s Covid red list only made after cancellation of PM’s planned Delhi visitCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMatt Hancock has defended the government’s delay of almost three weeks before putting India on its travel red list, a move only made after the cancellation of Boris Johnson’s planned visit to Delhi.His defence came as concern mounted over increased cases of the B.1.617.2 variant first detected in India, particularly in the north-west ...
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What threat does Indian Covid variant pose and do vaccines work against it?

The number of identified cases of the B.1.617.2 variant in the UK has more than doubled in a weekCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe number of identified cases of the Indian variant in the UK has more than doubled in a week, from 520 to 1,313, according to the most recent figures. The areas with the highest numbers so far include Bolton, Blackburn with Darwen, Erewash in Derbyshire and Bedford, all in England, and Moray in Scotland. Continue reading...
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SARS-CoV-2 Nsp2 structure revealed by cryo-EM and AI

Researchers in the United States analyzed the non-structural protein 2 (Nsp2) of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in order to better understand its function and to guide future drug discovery. The research paper is currently available on bioRxiv* preprint server.
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MP NHM Community Health Officer Vacancy Recruitment 2021

Community Health Officer vacancy recruitment in MP Health Mission 2021 Online Application in the prescribed format invited by National Health Mission, Department of Public Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh from MP Domicile candidates for the following 2850 backlog Sarkari Naukri vacancy positions of Community Health Officer through Community Health Certificate Course of 6 months for MP NHM rural health centers. (Advertisement No. NHM/HWC/2021/8274).... Please Click on the Titl...
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STEMI patients with multi-vessel disease have no benefit from FFR-guided PCI

In patients who had a coronary stent inserted after experiencing the most severe type of heart attack, the use of a technique that measures blood flow and pressure through a partially blocked artery to determine if a second stenting procedure is needed did not improve outcomes and was more costly than using angiography, or a heart X-ray, alone to guide the procedure, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 70th Annual Scientific Session.
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Study: Novel rehabilitation program improves outcomes in older heart-failure patients

Heart failure (HF) - when the heart can't pump enough blood and oxygen through the body - affects approximately 6.2 million adults in the United States and is the primary cause of hospitalization in the elderly. Unfortunately, older adults with heart failure often have poor outcomes resulting in reduced quality of life, high mortality and frequent rehospitalizations.
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