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Stores like Walmart are changing Black Friday shopping to make it safer. Experts say none of it will matter if shoppers don't wear masks.

Black Friday. Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images Several stores have added additional safety precautions ahead of the Black Friday shopping frenzy to protect both customers and employees. We spoke to three experts to find out which precautions will actually help. The experts agree that enforcing mask-wearing and social distancing are good, but mandates like reducing store hours may be unhelpful or detrimental. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Several big-name retail stores have...
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Treatment shows reduction in heart failure after myocardial infarction

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine identified potential preventative therapies for heart failure after a significant heart attack.
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Pfizer just asked the FDA to authorize its coronavirus vaccine, a critical step before it can be given to more people

The first patient enrolled in Pfizer's COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine clinical trial at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore receiving an injection. University of Maryland School of Medicine/AP Photo Pfizer and BioNTech requested that the US Food and Drug Administration review their coronavirus vaccine for emergency authorization, they announced Friday. The vaccine was found to be 95% effective at preventing COVID-19 in a late-stage trial. The FDA has said it might ...
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These are the safety precautions in-person Black Friday shoppers should take, according to experts

Black Friday shoppers in West Allis, Wisconsin in 2014. Darren Hauck/Getty Images This year's in-person Black Friday shopping event will look drastically different from the years prior as the country continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic.  Retailers have already started preparing for Black Friday shoppers by implementing safety measures like contactless curbside pick-up options and mandating mask wearing. Three experts told Business Insider how deal-seeking shoppers can keep themsel...
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Pfizer is about to ask the FDA to authorize its coronavirus vaccine, a critical step before it can be given to more people

The first patient enrolled in Pfizer's COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine clinical trial at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, receives an injection. University of Maryland School of Medicine/AP Photo Pfizer and BioNTech are about to request that the US Food and Drug Administration review their coronavirus vaccine for emergency authorization. The vaccine was 95% effective at preventing COVID-19 in a late-stage trial. The FDA has said it might take weeks to review the...
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Maraxilibat reduces debilitating itching in children with Alagille syndrome

On behalf of Childhood Liver Disease Research Network (ChiLDReN), Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine researchers report that prolonged treatment with Maraxilibat resulted in clinically meaningful improvements in debilitating itching (pruritus) and related quality of life outcomes in children with Alagille syndrome. The novel pharmacological approach addresses a major unfulfilled therapeutic need to control severe and relentless itching in pediatric patients with Alagille sy...
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When can I get a coronavirus vaccine?

Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images Both Moderna and Pfizer have recently delivered promising news that their coronavirus vaccines are highly effective, in large, diverse human trials. But that doesn't mean you're going to be able to get a shot before the end of 2020.  In all likelihood, the first coronavirus vaccines will begin rolling out to frontline workers and vulnerable populations in the last days of 2020, or possibly early 2021. By Memorial Day in late May, it's possible that...
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New Test Might Better Detect Past Coronavirus Infection, Study Finds

(CNN/CBS13) — The world has come to depend on antibody tests to check whether someone’s already had coronavirus, but a study in the town where the virus first spread in Italy shows that these tests are not completely reliable. A different test that looks for an immune cell, called a T cell, has been more effective, according to the study. “This makes sense. It’s well known that antibodies wane, but T cells have immunological memory,” said Dr. Peter Hotez, an infectious disease specialist at Bayl...
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The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine won't save Christmas, or even Easter and Passover, experts say

A health care worker injects a patient with a syringe of the phase 3 Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine trial in Turkey in October 2020. Dogukan Keskinkilic/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Pfizer said in a press release that its experimental vaccine is 90% effective at preventing COVID-19, a promising step toward slowing the spread of the virus.  Still, it could be months before the vaccine is readily available to many people. The study is not over, it hasn't been reviewed by regulators, and supp...
Tags: Trends, Turkey, Pfizer, Anthony Fauci, Drexel University, Baylor College of Medicine, McClure, Fauci, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Richard Besser, BioNtech, Hilary Brueck, Maria Elena Bottazzi, Gabby Landsverk, Getty Images Pfizer, Dogukan Keskinkilic Anadolu Agency


Pfizer's promising COVID-19 vaccine won't save Christmas, or even Easter and Passover, experts say

A health care worker injects a patient with a syringe of the phase 3 Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine trial in Turkey in October 2020. Dogukan Keskinkilic/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Pfizer said in a press release that its experimental vaccine is 90% effective at preventing COVID-19, a promising step toward slowing the spread of the virus.  Still, it could be months before the vaccine is readily available to many people. The study is not over, it hasn't been reviewed by regulators, and supp...
Tags: Trends, Turkey, Pfizer, Anthony Fauci, Drexel University, Baylor College of Medicine, McClure, Fauci, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Richard Besser, BioNtech, Hilary Brueck, Maria Elena Bottazzi, Gabby Landsverk, Getty Images Pfizer, Dogukan Keskinkilic Anadolu Agency


New approach to diagnosing genetic diseases using RNA sequencing increases yield

A new study from Baylor College of Medicine finds that starting genetic analysis with RNA sequencing can increase diagnostic yield and confidence in diagnosis.
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New versatile methd to isolate individual cells with unique profiles

Researchers at Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine have developed a new method to isolate specific cells, and in the process found a more robust fluorescent protein.
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Expert: As Daily Infections Hit About 60K, US Nearing ‘Rapid Acceleration’ Of COVID Cases

(CNN) — US Covid-19 cases will begin to rapidly accelerate in about a week, a leading health expert says, as the country’s daily averages keep climbing toward the summer’s peak and several states are setting hospitalization records. The US recorded more than 60,300 new cases Tuesday, and the national seven-day case average hit about 59,500 — an increase of about 73% in five and a half weeks, Johns Hopkins University data show. That’s the highest average since August 3. And things will likely get...
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COVID-19 cases are surging in the Midwest and western states as the US enters what is expected to be a brutal fall/winter wave of the pandemic

Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images COVID-19 cases are on the rise again in the US, especially in Midwestern and western states.  Experts are concerned this is the start of a second wave of the outbreak as the fall and winter season sets in. At least 36 states have seen an upward trend of cases this week.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. States in the Midwest and western parts of the US are seeing a surge of COVID-19 cases as the experts anticipate the star...
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The Trump administration's race to get a coronavirus vaccine means Americans may not know which treatment works best

Dr. Rhonda Flores looks at protein samples at Novavax labs, one of the labs developing a vaccine for the coronavirus, in Gaithersburg, Maryland on March 20, 2020. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP The first coronavirus vaccines in the US may only be "moderately effective" and won't reduce the need to wear masks, in part due to the country's haste to develop a treatment, The New York Times reported. Instead of vetting different companies' vaccines against each other, a process called the "maste...
Tags: US, Trends, New York Times, Healthcare, Astrazeneca, The New York Times, Vaccine, Donald Trump, Business Insider, Trump, Baylor College of Medicine, Fauci, Novavax, Gaithersburg Maryland, Andrew Caballero Reynolds, Andrew Dunn


Exclusive: Top adviser steps aside from FDA COVID-19 vaccine reviews over potential conflict

Hana El Sahly, associate professor of virology and microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, last year became chairwoman of the FDA's Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee - the panel of outside experts that will make recommendations on whether coronavirus vaccines should be approved. In July, however, El Sahly was named one of three lead investigators for Moderna's late-stage COVID-19 vaccine trial, creating a potential conflict of interest. Moderna has said...
Tags: News, Fda, Houston, Baylor College of Medicine, Moderna, Related Biological Products Advisory Committee, Hana El Sahly, El Sahly


‘Unfathomable’: US death toll from coronavirus hits 200,000

By CARLA K. JOHNSON | AP Medical Writer The US death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 Tuesday, a figure unimaginable eight months ago when the scourge first reached the world’s richest nation with its state-of-the-art laboratories, top-flight scientists and stockpiles of medicines and emergency supplies. “It is completely unfathomable that we’ve reached this point,” said Jennifer Nuzzo, a Johns Hopkins University public health researcher. The bleak milestone, by far the highest confirmed...
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United States’ COVID-19 Death Toll Tops 200,000

The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 Tuesday, a figure unimaginable eight months ago when the scourge first reached the world’s richest nation with its sparkling laboratories, top-flight scientists and stockpiles of medicines and emergency supplies. “It is completely unfathomable that we’ve reached this point,” said Jennifer Nuzzo, a Johns Hopkins University public health researcher. The bleak milestone, by far the highest confirmed death toll from the virus in the world, was ...
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Fauci: We'll likely be wearing masks for most of 2021, even after a vaccine rolls out

Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci watches as Vice President Mike Pence speaks after leading a White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing at the Department of Health and Human Services on June 26, 2020 in Washington, DC. Joshua Roberts/Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci says a vaccine alone is not going to "get us to the point where we want to be, by the end of 2021." We'll need to vaccinate, social distance, continue hand hygiene, and use ...
Tags: Science, Washington, US, Trends, Public Health, Washington Dc, Philadelphia, Vaccine, Seattle, Anthony Fauci, Mike Pence, Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Health and Human Services, Children s Hospital, Fauci, Paul Offit


Fauci says planning weddings and parties for 2022 is 'a pretty good bet'

Drew Angerer/Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Business Insider Dr. Anthony Fauci says, if you're delaying a big gathering like a wedding until 2022, "that's quite reasonable." It may take until late 2021 for every American who wants to get vaccinated against the coronavirus to get their shots. But Fauci also said that, ultimately, it's up to us to stop the virus together. "It's all going to depend on the level of infection in the community," he said, a metric that will depend on how many people...
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The brain's memory abilities inspire AI experts in making neural networks less 'forgetful'

Artificial intelligence (AI) experts at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the Baylor College of Medicine report that they have successfully addressed what they call a "major, long-standing obstacle to increasing AI capabilities" by drawing inspiration from a human brain memory mechanism known as "replay."
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CDC director Robert Redfield said face masks may be more effective than a vaccine in preventing individual coronavirus infections

Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), wears a mask during a House subcommittee hearing on July 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. Erin Scott-Pool/Getty Images CDC director Robert Redfield said on Wednesday that wearing a mask might be "more guaranteed" to protect an individual from the coronavirus than a vaccine.  Redfield's comments came in response to a Senator's question about whether President Trump is undercutting coronavirus-prevention efforts by...
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CDC director Robert Redfield suggests face masks may be more effective than a vaccine in preventing individual coronavirus infections

Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), wears a mask during a House subcommittee hearing on July 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. Erin Scott-Pool/Getty Images CDC director Robert Redfield said on Wednesday that wearing a mask might be "more guaranteed" to protect an individual from the coronavirus than a vaccine.  Redfield's comments came in response to a Senator's question about whether President Trump is undercutting coronavirus-prevention efforts by...
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Texas Gov. Declares a Victory Over COVID. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has already seen his state’s reopening waylaid by a resurgent coronavirus pandemic this summer, so a recent tweet from the governor that seemed to indicate he could be ready to do it all over again has alarmed local officials.“I’m concerned about how far he goes,” Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff, a Democrat, told The Daily Beast. “I’ll have to wait and see where he goes.”The dynamics are just the latest in ongoing tensions between the red state governor and local blue lead...
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Texas Governor Declares a Victory Over COVID. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has already seen his state’s reopening waylaid by a resurgent coronavirus pandemic this summer, so a recent tweet from the governor that seemed to indicate he could be ready to do it all over again has alarmed local officials.“I’m concerned about how far he goes,” Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff, a Democrat, told The Daily Beast. “I’ll have to wait and see where he goes.”The dynamics are just the latest in ongoing tensions between the red state governor and local blue lead...
Tags: Florida, Texas, News, Dallas, Houston, Republican, Turner, Abbott, Greg Abbott, State, Harris County, Jenkins, Baylor College of Medicine, National School of Tropical Medicine, Meyers, Sylvester Turner


Novel PROTAC enhances its intracellular accumulation and protein knockdown

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine developed an improved type of PROTAC that has enhanced intracellular accumulation and functions, not only as a degrader, but also as an inhibitor of the target protein.
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Fighting cancer with rejection-resistant, 'off-the-shelf' therapeutic T cells

Baylor College of Medicine researchers develop improved cancer-fighting CAR T cells.
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Heart attack damage reduced by shielded stem cells

Bioengineers and surgeons from Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine have shown in rodents that a four-week shielded stem cell treatment can reduce damage caused by a heart attack.
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Experts Say US Isn’t Doing Enough To Contain Virus As Nation Nears 5 Million Cases

(CNN) — The US inched closer to 5 million cases of COVID-19 on Saturday as experts warned the country is still not doing enough to contain the spread of the coronavirus. “We need to take ownership of this and implement a federal plan by which we bring every state to containment by October,” said Dr. Peter Hotez, a professor and Dean of Tropical Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine, adding that some states have been able to do that already. “But other parts of the country have a lot of work...
Tags: Health, Florida, Texas, Congress, Cdc, White House, US, Los Angeles, Georgia, Cnn, United States, Illinois, Donald Trump, Usaid, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Rajiv Shah


United States: Federal Circuit Ruling Bars Involuntary Joinder Of State Patentees - Ropes & Gray LLP

Gensetix sued Baylor College of Medicine for infringement of the patents-in-suit and requested that UT voluntarily join the suit as a co-plaintiff.
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