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These researchers are driving health equity with Fitbit

Under-resourced communities across the country have long faced disparities in health due to structural and long-standing inequities. Unfortunately, the pandemic has further widened many of these gaps. Still, health equity research in digital health remains limited. To help address these issues, we announced the Fitbit Health Equity Research Initiative earlier this year to help support underrepresented researchers who are early in their careers and working to address health disparities in comm...
Tags: Health, Google, Colorado, Georgia, Fitbit, Santa Barbara, Georgia Tech, Md, Oregon State University, John Moore, Texas A M University, Loveland Colo, PhD, Scripps Research, Rony, Sherilyn


Nobel prize in medicine awarded to US duo for work on sense of touch

David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian share 10m-kronor prize for discovery of receptors for temperature and touchTwo US researchers have won the 2021 Nobel prize in physiology or medicine for work that unlocked the secrets of the sense of touch.Prof David Julius, a physiologist at the University of California in San Francisco, and Prof Ardem Patapoutian, a neuroscientist at Scripps Research in La Jolla, California were honoured for their discovery of receptors in the skin that sense heat, cold and ...
Tags: Health, Science, US, San Francisco, World news, Nobel prizes, University Of California, Science prizes, La Jolla California, Scripps Research, David Julius, Ardem Patapoutian


The US could see a brighter fall and winter as COVID-19 cases and deaths decline, a new model shows

Customers toast on the Eataly Flatiron Rooftop in New York City on April 15, 2021. Taylor Hill/Getty Images A new model suggests the US's COVID-19 cases and deaths aren't likely to climb higher between now and March. That means the US could expect a much rosier national picture this fall and winter. But hospitals might still be strained in states with cold climates or low vaccination rates. See more stories on Insider's business page. The pandemic has thrown its share of curveb...
Tags: Science, News, New York City, US, West Virginia, Trends, Wyoming, Delta, Food And Drug Administration, Deaths, Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, Pfizer, Salt Lake City, States, Birmingham


3 concerning variants have caught scientists' attention since Delta emerged - here's how they compare

A medical worker performs a PCR test for COVID-19 on August 31, 2020, at a testing booth in Montreuil, France. Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images Three coronavirus variants - Lambda, Mu, and C.1.2 - have raised red flags among scientists lately. The variants show signs of being highly transmissible, able to circumvent vaccine protection, or both. But so far, none is more concerning than Delta, the world's dominant strain. See more stories on Insider's business page. After the Delta vari...
Tags: Twitter, Science, News, China, US, Trends, Colombia, South Africa, Delta, Belgium, Peru, Who, Helix, South America, Lambda, Pfizer


A new coronavirus strain detected in South Africa shares key similarities with the most concerning variants, including Delta

Doctors Without Borders nurse Bhelekazi Mdlalose performs a COVID-19 test on a health worker in Johannesburg, South Africa on May 13, 2020. Michele Spatari/AFP/Getty Images A coronavirus variant detected in South Africa in May, called C.1.2, has a concerning set of mutations. Scientists say the mutations could help the virus spread or evade the immune system's defenses. But the fact that C.1.2 isn't rapidly circulating worldwide means Delta still has the upper hand. See more storie...
Tags: Science, News, US, Trends, Spain, South Africa, Delta, Louisiana, Iceland, Vaccines, Oceania, Variant, JOHANNESBURG South Africa, Mario Tama Getty, Scripps Research, Lake Charles Memorial Hospital


New compounds offer a two-for-one punch to fight estrogen-sensitive breast cancer

A set of compounds developed by scientists at Scripps Research in Florida target estrogen-sensitive breast cancer cells in new ways, potentially creating better options for patients with treatment-resistant cancers.
Tags: Health, Florida, Scripps Research


Study illuminates the link between cholesterol and Alzheimer's-associated toxic protein clumps

A team co-led by scientists at Scripps Research has used advanced imaging methods to reveal how the production of the Alzheimer's-associated protein amyloid beta (Aβ) in the brain is tightly regulated by cholesterol.
Tags: Health, Scripps Research


The 'Delta Plus' variant has spread to nearly 30 countries, but low case numbers are a sign it won't overtake Delta

A coronavirus testing station in Seoul, South Korea on August 26, 2020. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP via Getty Images The Delta Plus variant is the Delta variant with an extra mutation. It has reached nearly 30 countries. It's not yet clear whether Delta Plus is more transmissible than Delta. The fact that Delta remains dominant worldwide is a sign that Delta Plus won't overtake it soon. See more stories on Insider's business page. As the Delta variant tears across the globe, scientists ar...
Tags: South Korea, Science, News, Cdc, China, India, US, Trends, Read, Delta, Miami, Pfizer, Vaccines, Public Health England, Bolivia, Variant


The US doesn't really know how widespread the Delta variant is because its virus sequencing is lagging far behind many other rich nations

A female doctor holds a swab in one of the central fairgrounds in the outpatient corona test facility. Britta Pedersen/picture alliance via Getty Images The US doesn't really know how widespread Delta is because of inadequate sequencing of tests. In the past six months, just 4% of all positive COVID-19 were sequenced and reported to a central database. The UK is at 18.6%, Singapore 46.5%, Australia 58.7%, and New Zealand 41.5%. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US do...
Tags: Health, UK, Texas, Science, News, Australia, Cdc, Singapore, Israel, US, Trends, Mit, Healthcare, Delta, New Zealand, Helix


The Delta variant is hitting red states hardest as the US's vaccine divide widens

A protester holds an anti-vaccine sign as supporters of President Donald Trump rally in Woodland Hills, California, on May 16, 2020. David McNew/Getty Images The Delta variant is sickening people most in unvaccinated, heavily Republican "red" states. Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, and Wyoming have seen upticks in cases and hospitalizations. But the variant has had little effect in blue states like Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US&...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, News, Abc, Scotland, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Democrats, Wyoming, Missouri, Arkansas, New York Times, Delta


Arkansas is the US's new Delta epicenter. Its health director says 'we've done everything we can' to convince people to get vaccinated.

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson watches an ad featuring former NBA star Sidney Moncrief that encourages people to get the COVID-19 vaccine, at the state capitol in Little Rock, May 20, 2021. Andrew Demillo/AP Photo Arkansas is seeing its highest spike in coronavirus cases in nearly five months. The spread of the Delta variant has made it a new epicenter of the US outbreak. But Arkansas health officials are still struggling to convince people to get vaccinated. See more stories on Insider'...
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A change in strategy from the CDC could make it hard to know how dangerous Delta is

Hello,Welcome to Insider Healthcare. I'm Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer, and today in healthcare news:A change in strategy from the CDC could make it hard to know how dangerous Delta is;What we know about mixing COVID-19 vaccines;The Delta variant makes up 96% of new cases in Missouri.If you're new to this newsletter, sign up here. Comments, tips? Email me at [email protected] or tweet @lydiaramsey125. Let's get to it... A nurse administers a COVID-19 test at a testing site in Suffolk ...
Tags: Cdc, US, Trends, Missouri, Connecticut, Healthcare, Delta, Fda, Newsletters, Nevada National Guard, Ethan Miller Getty, Suffolk County New York, Scripps Research, Coronavirus, Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer, Getty Images The CDC


Tracking Delta in vaccinated people - What we know about mixing shots - Where Delta's spreading

Hello,Welcome to Insider Healthcare. I'm Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer, and today in healthcare news:A change in strategy from the CDC could make it hard to know how dangerous Delta is;What we know about mixing COVID-19 vaccines;The Delta variant makes up 96% of new cases in Missouri.If you're new to this newsletter, sign up here. Comments, tips? Email me at [email protected] or tweet @lydiaramsey125. Let's get to it... A nurse administers a COVID-19 test at a testing site in Suffolk ...
Tags: Cdc, US, Trends, Missouri, Connecticut, Healthcare, Delta, Fda, Newsletters, Nevada National Guard, Ethan Miller Getty, Suffolk County New York, Scripps Research, Coronavirus, Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer, Getty Images The CDC


The Delta variant is causing more than 80% of new COVID-19 infections in 4 US states, including 96% of new cases in Missouri

Spc. Demetrie Barnett of the Nevada National Guard administers a COVID-19 test to Josiah Smith, 12, of Nevada, during a preview of a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing site in the parking garage of the Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel on November 12, 2020 in North Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images The Delta coronavirus variant is causing more than 80% of new COVID-19 cases in four US states. Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri, and Connecticut have the highest proportion of Delta cases,...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, News, Cdc, India, US, Trends, Missouri, Arkansas, Connecticut, Healthcare, Delta, Kansas, Nevada, Louisiana


A map shows the 13 states most at risk from COVID-19, all with high levels of Delta and below-average vaccination rates

COVID-19 testing. Rick Pescovitz The 13 US states at most risk from COVID-19 include Arkansas, Nevada, and Missouri, according to Covid Act Now. The organization uses CDC data and is partnered with Stanford, Harvard and Georgetown Universities. The highest risk states include those with lower vaccination rates and more cases of the highly infectious Delta variant. See more stories on Insider's business page. most at risk from COVID-19 include those with below-average vaccination rat...
Tags: Health, Florida, Science, News, Maryland, Cdc, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Missouri, Arkansas, Healthcare, Delta, Nevada, Vermont, South Carolina


A map shows the 12 states most at risk from COVID-19, all with high levels of Delta and below-average vaccination rates

COVID-19 testing. Rick Pescovitz The 12 US states at most risk from COVID-19 include Arkansas, Nevada, and Missouri, according to Covid Act Now. The organization uses CDC data and is partnered with Stanford, Harvard and Georgetown Universities. The highest risk states include those with lower vaccination rates and more cases of the highly infectious Delta variant. See more stories on Insider's business page. most at risk from COVID-19 include those with below-average vaccination rat...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Missouri, Arkansas, Healthcare, Delta, Nevada, Vermont, South Carolina, Topol, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC


A major addition to chemists' toolkit for building new molecules

Chemists at Scripps Research have solved a long-standing problem in their field by developing a method for making a highly useful and previously very challenging type of modification to organic molecules.
Tags: Science, Scripps Research


Versatile coronavirus antibody may be starting point for broader-acting vaccines

In a new study that appears in Nature Communications, scientists from Scripps Research investigated how the immune system's previous exposure to cold-causing coronaviruses impact immune response to COVID-19. In doing so, they discovered one cross-reactive coronavirus antibody that's triggered during a COVID-19 infection.
Tags: Science, Nature Communications, Scripps Research


Scientists reveal structural details of how SARS-CoV-2 variants escape immune response

Fast-spreading variants of the COVID-19-causing coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, carry mutations that enable the virus to escape some of the immune response created naturally or by vaccination. A new study from scientists at Scripps Research, along with collaborators in Germany and the Netherlands, has revealed key details of how these escape mutations work.
Tags: Science, Germany, Netherlands, Scripps Research


Scientists unveil new Ebola virus vaccine design

Scientists at Scripps Research have unveiled a new Ebola virus vaccine design, which they say has several advantages over standard vaccine approaches for Ebola and related viruses that continue to threaten global health.
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New ebolavirus vaccine design seeks to drive stronger antibody defense

Scientists at Scripps Research have unveiled a new Ebola virus vaccine design, which they say has several advantages over standard vaccine approaches for Ebola and related viruses that continue to threaten global health. In the new design, described in a paper in Nature Communications, copies of the Ebola virus outer spike protein, known as the glycoprotein, are tethered to the surface of a spherical carrier particle.
Tags: Science, Nature Communications, Scripps Research


Moderna's mRNA technology could help in the decades-long search for an HIV vaccine

Biotechnology company Moderna protocol files for COVID-19 vaccinations are kept at the Research Centers of America in Hollywood, Florida, on August 13, 2020. Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images Moderna's mRNA tech could change the game in the decades-long effort to develop an HIV vaccine. The company said it expects to begin two vaccine trials in humans by the end of 2021. While "excited" by the prospect, HIV researchers caution there's a long road ahead for mRNA vaccines....
Tags: Science, Massachusetts, New York City, Trends, Thailand, South Africa, Healthcare, University of Pennsylvania, Pfizer, Lincoln Center, Biotech, National Bureau of Economic Research, Nih, Frank, Emory University, Johnson Johnson


Scientists illuminate how some antibodies can effectively disable ebolaviruses

Some survivors of ebolavirus outbreaks make antibodies that can broadly neutralize these viruses--and now, scientists at Scripps Research have illuminated how these antibodies can disable the viruses so effectively.
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Study reveals how some antibodies can broadly neutralize ebolaviruses

Some survivors of ebolavirus outbreaks make antibodies that can broadly neutralize these viruses--and now, scientists at Scripps Research have illuminated how these antibodies can disable the viruses so effectively. The insights may be helpful for developing effective therapies.
Tags: Science, Scripps Research


B.1.1.7 rapidly becoming the dominant SARS-CoV-2 variant in the United States

The faster-spreading B.1.1.7 variant of SARS-CoV-2 first detected in the United Kingdom, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, is quickly on its way to becoming the dominant variant of the virus in the United States, according to a study from scientists at Scripps Research and the COVID-19 test maker Helix.
Tags: Health, United States, United Kingdom, Scripps Research


The Latest: Metro Manila, outlying provinces go on lockdown

By The Associated Press MANILA, Philippines — Philippine officials placed Metropolitan Manila and four outlying provinces, a region of more than 25 million people, back to a lockdown Monday at the height of the Lenten and Easter holiday travel season as they scrambled to control an alarming surge in coronavirus infections. Only workers, government security and health personnel and residents on urgent errands would be allowed out of homes during the weeklong restrictions, which prohibited leisure...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, New York, London, Minnesota, Indonesia, Australia, Washington, Mexico, France, Berlin, Southeast Asia, Uncategorized, Eu, Sport


The Latest: Brisbane, Australia will go into lockdown

By The Associated Press BRISBANE, Australia — Australia’s third-largest city Brisbane will enter a three-day lockdown Monday evening after the coronavirus was found spreading in the community. Queensland State Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk told reporters that health authorities had identified four new cases of community transmission overnight and the lockdown was necessary for them to get on top of contact tracing. Australia has so far been largely successful in stamping out the spread of the vi...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, New York, London, Minnesota, Australia, Washington, Mexico, France, Berlin, Uncategorized, Eu, Sport, European Union, Ap


'No Evidence' to Support Trump CDC Director's Theory about Coronavirus Origin

While President Trump's former CDC director says he still thinks SARS-Cov-2 somehow originated from a lab in China, "a team of experts from the World Health Organization, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and a number of virology experts have said the evidence to support such a claim just isn't there," reports CBS News: Redfield, a virologist who headed the CDC under President Trump, stressed several times that this is just his opinion, not a proven fact. "I'm allowed to have opinions now," he said... Dr. Ant...
Tags: Cdc, Cbs News, China, Tech, World Health Organization, Anthony Fauci, Columbia, Trump, Andersen, Redfield, Mailman School of Public Health, Ian Lipkin, Center for Infection, Scripps Research, COVID, Kristian G Andersen


New protein helps carnivorous plants sense and trap their prey

The brush of an insect's wing is enough to trigger a Venus flytrap to snap shut, but the biology of how these plants sense and respond to touch is still poorly understood, especially at the molecular level. Now, a new study by Salk and Scripps Research scientists identifies what appears to be a key protein involved in touch sensitivity for flytraps and other carnivorous plants.
Tags: Science, Salk, Scripps Research


Study reveals new approach for treating diabetic foot ulcers

A discovery involving multiple teams from across Scripps Research has revealed a powerful new approach for treating diabetic foot ulcers, which affect millions of people in the US and often lead to serious complications.
Tags: Health, US, Scripps Research