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Texas scientists’ new Covid-19 vaccine is cheaper, easier to make and patent-free

Dr Maria Bottazzi says their vaccine, called Corbevax, is unique because they do not intend to patent itA new Covid-19 vaccine is being developed by Texas scientists using a decades-old conventional method that will make the production and distribution cheaper and more accessible for countries most affected by the pandemic and where new variants are likely to originate due to low inoculation rates.The team, led by Drs Peter Hotez and Maria Bottazzi from the Texas Children’s Hospital Center for V...
Tags: Texas, Science, World news, US news, Vaccines and immunisation, Baylor College of Medicine, Drs Peter Hotez, Coronavirus, Corbevax, Maria Bottazzi


The FDA just authorized booster shots of Moderna's and Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccines and is letting users mix and match shots

An employee of Japan's Suntory Holdings receives the Moderna coronavirus vaccine for Covid-19. KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP via Getty Images The FDA authorized booster shots of the Moderna and J&J vaccines on Wednesday. The agency also authorized people to get different vaccine brand as a booster shot. J&J recipients can get a booster after two months. Moderna recipients should wait six months. The Food and Drug Administration authorized on Wednesday booster shots for Moderna's and Johnson &...
Tags: Health, Japan, Science, News, US, Trends, Healthcare, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Johnson, University of Pittsburgh, Johnson Johnson, Moore, Baylor College of Medicine, The Food and Drug Administration


The FDA plans to allow people to 'mix-and-match' their COVID-19 booster shots, a new report says

The federal government has provided COVID-19 relief in numerous forms, from free vaccines to economic programs. Reuters The FDA is expected to allow a "mix-and-match" approach for COVID-19 booster shots, The New York Times reported. The authorization will allow Americans to get a different brand booster than what they initially received. It will not recommend one brand over another but may mention it is preferable to receive the same brand, The Times reported. The Food and Drug Administrat...
Tags: Science, News, US, Trends, New York Times, The Times, National Institutes of Health, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccines, Times, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Reuters, Johnson Johnson, Cohn, Baylor College of Medicine


J&J boosters are on the horizon for everyone who got that shot - regardless of age, job, or health

Unlike Pfizer and Moderna's booster shot applications, which the FDA authorized only for certain groups, J&J's extra dose will be available to anyone who received the first shot once it's authorized. Brendan McDermid/Reuters An FDA expert panel on Friday unanimously recommended the authorization of a J&J booster shot. If approved, the booster will be available to anyone who received the J&J shot. J&J recipients had felt in the dark and ignored by public-heath authorities for mo...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Erin Schumaker, Johnson & Johnson


4 charts show why Moderna vaccine recipients may not need boosters as much as people who got Pfizer's vaccine

Vials of the Pfizer (left) and Moderna (right) COVID-19 vaccines. Hazem Bader/AFP via Getty Images Millions of adults across the US are now eligible for booster shots of Pfizer's vaccine. Federal authorities are still waiting for more data on Moderna and Johnson & Johnson before recommending a boost to those vaccines. 4 new charts suggest it's possible that the protection Moderna's vaccine offers may be longer-lasting than both Pfizer and J&J. See more stories on Insider'...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Features, Delta, Pfizer, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Johnson Johnson, J J, Baylor College of Medicine, VA Hospital, Moderna, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, Hilary Brueck


4 charts show why Moderna vaccine recipients may not need boosters as much people who got Pfizer's vaccine

Vials of the Pfizer (left) and Moderna (right) COVID-19 vaccines. Hazem Bader/AFP via Getty Images Millions of adults across the US are now eligible for booster shots of Pfizer's vaccine. Federal authorities are still waiting for more data on Moderna and Johnson & Johnson before recommending a boost to those vaccines. 4 new charts suggest it's possible that the protection Moderna's vaccine offers may be longer-lasting than both Pfizer and J&J. See more stories on Insider'...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Features, Delta, Pfizer, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Johnson Johnson, J J, Baylor College of Medicine, VA Hospital, Moderna, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, Hilary Brueck


COVID-19 cases were 4 times higher this Labor Day weekend than last year, as Delta continues to surge across the US

A person walks by a LabQ Covid-19 testing van on the Upper West Side over Labor Day Weekend on September 06, 2021 in New York City. Noam Galai/Getty Images The US recorded four times as many COVID-19 cases in the run up to Labor Day than in the same period last year. On Sunday, average new daily cases were at 163,728, compared to 41,488 on the same day in 2020. The highly infectious Delta variant continues to spread around the country. See more stories on Insider's business page. The U...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Mississippi, Cdc, US, Trends, Healthcare, Delta, Cbs, Labor Day, Pfizer, Oxford University, Houston, Upper West Side, Mayo Clinic


3 leading COVID-19 experts say there isn't clear evidence that healthy, vaccinated people will need booster shots 8 months out

An Ohio resident receives the COVID-19 vaccine in March. Stephen Zenner/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images On Wednesday, US officials recommended a booster shot eight months after a person's second jab. Three COVID-19 experts said they weren't sure this was the right strategy to curb the pandemic. Ultimately, they said, we need to vaccinate the unvaccinated. See more stories on Insider's business page. The federal government has recommended COVID-19 booster shots for all....
Tags: New York, Science, Cdc, Israel, US, America, Trends, Healthcare, Delta, Ohio, Philadelphia, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Biden, Anthony Fauci


3 leading COVID experts say there isn't clear evidence that healthy, vaccinated people will need booster shots 8 months out

An Ohio resident receives the COVID-19 vaccine in March 2021. Stephen Zenner/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images US health officials said Wednesday that a booster shot is recommended eight months after a person's second shot. Three leading COVID-19 experts say they aren't sure this is the right strategy to curb the pandemic. Ultimately, they said, we need to vaccinate the unvaccinated. See more stories on Insider's business page. The federal government has officially recom...
Tags: New York, Science, Cdc, Israel, US, America, Trends, Healthcare, Delta, Ohio, Philadelphia, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Biden, Anthony Fauci


Florida and Texas are seeing more kids under 18 hospitalized with COVID-19 than any other state. Mask mandates in schools are banned.

A child watches as an adult gets vaccinated. Francine Orr /Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Florida and Texas are seeing more young people hospitalized with COVID-19 per day than any other state. In the last week, about 54 kids under 18 were hospitalized with COVID-19 per day in Florida, and 40 in Texas. Both states have banned mask mandates in schools. See more stories on Insider's business page. Florida and Texas have had far more kids under 18 hospitalized with COVID-19 in the l...
Tags: Health, Florida, Texas, Science, Cdc, US, Trends, Cnn, Healthcare, Vaccine, Greg Abbott, University of Utah, Peter Hotez, Baylor College of Medicine, National School of Tropical Medicine, Ron DeSantis


Pathogens get comfy in designer goo

Hydrogels developed at Rice University mimic intestines when lined with epithelial cells. A study by Rice and Baylor College of Medicine proved hydrogels in various stiffnesses are valuable for learning the dynamics of pathogens that cause diarrhea and other intestinal diseases.
Tags: Science, Rice, Rice University, Baylor College of Medicine


Study identifies monoclonal antibodies that may neutralize many norovirus variants

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, have taken a big step toward developing targeted treatments and vaccines against a family of viruses that attacks the gastrointestinal tract.
Tags: Science, Houston Texas, Baylor College of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center VUMC


More kids are being hospitalized with COVID. Experts say we need to vaccinate more people, and use masks in schools.

Paramedic Randy Lilly carries a 10-month-old boy with fever arriving by ambulance to Stamford Hospital on April 4, 2020 in Connecticut. Fever is a common symptom of COVID-19. (The child's status is unknown.) John Moore/Getty Images There's been a slight rise in children being hospitalized with COVID in several US states. Doctors are worried more kids could develop life-threatening complications in the weeks ahead. More vaccinated adults, and more masks for the unvaccinated, would b...
Tags: Utah, Science, News, Mississippi, Cdc, Brown University, US, Trends, Cnn, Public Health, Connecticut, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, University of Utah, Peter Hotez, Baylor College of Medicine, Mississippi State Department of Health


6 fully vaccinated people who attended an outdoor wedding caught the Delta variant, but the ones with Pfizer and Moderna shots didn't get very sick

Shaw Photography Co via Getty Images Six fully vaccinated people who attended an outdoor wedding in Texas came down with COVID-19. All the breakthrough infections were in guests over 50. There were two serious cases, including one death, in attendees who'd had India's Covaxin vaccine. See more stories on Insider's business page. Six fully vaccinated people who attended an outdoor wedding in Texas in April came down with COVID-19 - a small outbreak that underscores how effectiv...
Tags: England, Texas, Science, News, Scotland, White House, India, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Public Health, Delta, Pfizer, Houston, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci


6 fully vaccinated people who attended an outdoor wedding caught the Delta variant, but the ones with Pfizer and Moderna shots didn't die

Shaw Photography Co via Getty Images Six fully vaccinated people who attended an outdoor wedding in Texas came down with COVID-19. All the breakthrough infections were in guests over 50. There were two serious cases, including one death, in an attendee who'd had India's Covaxin vaccine. See more stories on Insider's business page. Six fully vaccinated people who attended an outdoor wedding in Texas in April came down with COVID-19 - a small outbreak that underscores how effect...
Tags: England, Texas, Science, News, Scotland, White House, India, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Public Health, Delta, Pfizer, Houston, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci


6 fully vaccinated people caught the Delta variant after an outdoor wedding, but the ones with Pfizer and Moderna shots didn't get very sick

Shaw Photography Co via Getty Images 6 fully vaccinated people came down with the Delta variant of COVID-19 after attending an outdoor wedding in Texas. All of the breakthrough infections were in guests over the age of 50. There were two serious cases (including one death) in attendees who'd gotten India's Covaxin vaccine. See more stories on Insider's business page. Six fully vaccinated people came down with COVID-19 after an outdoor wedding in Texas - a small outbreak that, ...
Tags: England, Texas, Science, News, Scotland, White House, India, US, Trends, Getty Images, Public Health, Delta, Pfizer, Biden, Trump, Houston Texas


Every single person in Maryland who died of COVID-19 in June was unvaccinated. The pattern applies to other states, too.

Maryland National Guard Specialist James Truong (R) administers a Moderna coronavirus vaccine in Wheaton, Maryland, May 21, 2021 . Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Everyone who died of COVID-19 in Maryland in June was not vaccinated, Gov. Larry Hogan said. Almost all new COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths in the US overall are among the unvaccinated. It's even more evidence that COVID-19 vaccines work to prevent severe disease and death. See more stories on Insider's business page. ...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Maryland, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Cnn, National Institutes of Health, Associated Press, Pfizer, Public Health England, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Larry Hogan


A novel neurological disorder associated with the Polycomb complex identified

A multi-institutional study has discovered spontaneous mutations in RNF2 (RING2) gene as the underlying cause of a novel neurological disorder. This Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) study was led by Dr. Shinya Yamamoto, investigator at the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI) at Texas Children's Hospital and assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine, and Dr. Vandana Shashi at Duke University Medical Center.
Tags: Science, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children s Hospital, Shinya Yamamoto, Vandana Shashi, Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute NRI


Early findings indicate that mixing and matching coronavirus vaccines might improve your protection

A medical assistant administers a COVID-19 vaccine dose to a woman at a clinic in Los Angeles on March 25, 2021. Mario Tama/Getty Images Mixing Pfizer and AstraZeneca doses yields a greater immune response than two doses of AstraZeneca. That's according to early data from a UK study, though it hasn't been peer reviewed yet. One expert thinks it will be beneficial to get an mRNA booster after J&J's single-dose shot. See more stories on Insider's business page. The evidence i...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Los Angeles, Trends, Canada, Italy, Astrazeneca, National Institutes of Health, Pfizer, Nih, Johnson & Johnson, J J, Baylor College of Medicine, University of East Anglia, University of Saskatchewan


Some experts who had Johnson & Johnson's single-dose vaccine are now getting extra shots of Pfizer or Moderna to try to protect against the Delta variant

A pharmacist at the Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut, fills a syringe with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Joseph Prezioso/Getty Images Some experts who got Johnson & Johnson's one-dose vaccine are topping it up with a dose of Pfizer or Moderna. They did it for extra protection against the fast-spreading Delta coronavirus variant, they said. The FDA and CDC don't recommend getting an extra shot, after a J&J vaccine or otherwise. See more stories on Insider's b...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Healthcare, Delta, Astrazeneca, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Johnson, Anthony Fauci


Long COVID patients say they feel gaslit by doctors that still don't believe them

Chimére Smith, a long COVID patient, says she felt gaslit by doctors. Chimére Smith Three long COVID patients told Insider they felt gaslit by medical professionals. Because doctors didn't believe them, the say, the care they got was delayed or didn't fit their cases. People of color with long COVID may be most likely to face medical gaslighting. See more stories on Insider's business page. For some long COVID patients, going to the doctor's office requires a clear game pla...
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Drug doubles down on bone cancer, metastasis

Researchers at Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine develop an antibody conjugate called BonTarg that delivers drugs to bone tumors and inhibits metastasis.
Tags: Science, Rice University, Baylor College of Medicine


A man who boosted his Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine with a shot from Moderna said his side effects were a 'little more severe' the third time round

From left: Study volunteer and virologist Joseph Hyser, Chanei Henry, senior research coordinator of molecular virology and microbiology, and Dr. Robert Atmar, the principal investigator on the study. Baylor College of Medicine Scientists in the US are starting a booster shot trial, giving fully vaccinated people another jab. Participants are given a booster shot of the Moderna vaccine - whether they previously got 2 shots of an mRNA vaccine (from Pfizer or Moderna) or 1 adenovirus (J&J) s...
Tags: Science, News, US, Trends, Public Health, National Institutes of Health, Pfizer, Baylor, Johnson Johnson, Baylor College of Medicine, Moderna, Vaccine Research Center, Baylor College, Hilary Brueck, Coronavirus, Robert Atmar


Most comprehensive RNA-Atlas ever

By cleverly combining complementary sequencing techniques, researchers of Ghent University, together with Baylor College of Medicine and the world's leading sequencing company, Illumina, have deepened our understanding of the function of known RNA molecules and discovered thousands of new RNAs. A better understanding of our transcriptome is essential to better understand disease processes and uncover novel genes that may serve as therapeutic targets or biomarkers.
Tags: Science, Illumina, Baylor College of Medicine, Ghent University


Reference genome comparison finds exome variant discrepancies in 206 genes

Researchers at the Human Genome Sequencing Center at Baylor College of Medicine have identified genetic variant discrepancies between the hg19 and hg28 reference genomes, creating guidance for laboratories to take advantage of an improved human reference genome.
Tags: Science, Baylor College of Medicine, Human Genome Sequencing Center


Understanding the cause of joint and tendon dysfunction in osteogenesis imperfecta

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have identified a protein signaling mechanism driving join dysfunction in OI and find that inhibiting this signaling pathway can prevent onset of tendinopathy problems in mouse models.
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12 signs of long COVID to discuss with your doctor

A COVID-19 patient recovers at home in Brooklyn, New York on November 21, 2020. Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis/Getty Images There are no formal guidelines to diagnose long COVID, and the syndrome can manifest in many ways. So patients need to be able to spot the symptoms and discuss them with their doctor. Here are 12 signs that you could have long COVID, according to research. See more stories on Insider's business page. No formal diagnostic guidelines exist yet to confirm that someone is...
Tags: UK, Science, News, China, US, Trends, News UK, Symptoms, St Louis, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, University of Washington, Brooklyn New York, Baylor College of Medicine, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID


This brain circuit signals when to stop eating; could regulating it help with obesity

At Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Qi Wu, Dr. Yong Han and their colleagues have uncovered new aspects of little-known neural circuits and neurotransmitters involved in ending food consumption.
Tags: Science, Baylor College of Medicine, Qi Wu Dr Yong Han


Sperm development linked to testicular cancer

Scientists led by Dr Jason Heaney from Baylor College of Medicine in Texas, USA, have found that a failure in the development of sperm cells can lead to the formation of testicular tumours in mice. These findings, published in the journal Development, provide new clues for understanding how testicular cancer arises in mammals.
Tags: Science, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas USA, Jason Heaney


Novel guidelines help select optimal deconvolution method

Selecting the right deconvolution method to analyze the composition of complex mixtures of cells just got easier. Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine derived clear guidelines scientists can use to determine the deconvolution method that optimally fits their needs.
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