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Study pinpoints heating element in vaping devices as cause for lung injuries

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Early results of an experimental vaping study have shown significant lung injury from E-cigarette (eC) devices with nickel-chromium alloy heating elements.

J&J's COVID-19 vaccine shows potent immune response in phase 2 human trial

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A multicenter phase 1/2a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled clinical trial has been conducted recently to evaluate the safety, reactogenicity, and immunogenicity of a non-replicating adenovirus-based vaccine, namely Ad26.COV2.S against severe acute respiratory coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection.

Stanford researchers unravel how a common genetic deletion elevates schizophrenia risk

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A common genetic deletion boosts the risk for schizophrenia by 30-fold. Generating nerve cells from people with the deletion has showed Stanford researchers why.

Hamsters and ferrets clear low dose SARS-CoV-2 infection in 14 days

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A recent study by French researchers has demonstrated that experimental exposure to severe acute respiratory coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is capable of inducing mild infection in hamsters and ferrets within 7 – 10 days of exposure. However, the infection completely resolves within 14 days. The study is currently available on the bioRxiv preprint server.

COVID-19 may deteriorate men's testosterone levels, new data suggests

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For the first time, data from a study with patients hospitalized due to COVID-19 suggest that the disease might deteriorate men's testosterone levels.

Resveratrol and pterostilbene inhibit SARS-CoV-2 infection in vitro

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A team of scientists at the University of Groningen, in the Netherlands, demonstrates that a natural plant product, resveratrol, and its structural analog, pterostilbene, have long-lasting antiviral effects against severe acute respiratory coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. The study is currently available on the bioRxiv preprint server.

Genetic testing is cost-effective, beneficial for newly diagnosed patients with metastatic GIST

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Because gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are sensitive to the targeted small molecule therapy imatinib, oncologists tend to treat all patients with metastatic GIST with this drug. However, because this rare type of cancer is caused by different genetic mutations, imatinib does not help all patients equally.

Life-threatening COVID-19 associated with specific genetic variants

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Results of a genome-wide association study on 2,244 critically-ill patients due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) from 208 intensive care units across the United Kingdom revealed significant host-specific genetic determinants that can predispose people to the severe form of the disease. The report is currently available on the medRxiv preprint server.

Mapping the evolutionary profile of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 using mutation order approach

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Several months into the COVID-19 pandemic caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), we still do not know much about the early evolutionary history and order of mutational events of the virus during this pandemic.

Study finds new treatment approach for patients with salt sensitive hypertension

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High blood pressure (hypertension) affects one in two U.S. adults and can cause hardening and thickening of the arteries (atherosclerosis), which can lead to heart attacks, strokes or other complications including chronic kidney disease.

Saliva tests could be an effective approach for detecting asymptomatic COVID-19

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Testing self-collected saliva samples could offer an easy and effective mass testing approach for detecting asymptomatic COVID-19.

Early introduction of gluten may be an effective celiac disease prevention strategy

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Introducing high doses of gluten from four months of age into infants' diets could prevent them from developing celiac disease, a study has found.

Study reveals underrepresentation of older people in COVID-19 trials

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A study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine revealed that older persons are highly likely to be excluded from the majority of COVID-19 trials that seek to establish effective treatments, as well as find a preventive vaccine.

Case Western Reserve researchers receive $2.3 million to study COVID-19 spread in nursing homes

Rss Feed - Mon, 09/28/2020 - 23:29
Almost from the moment COVID-19 reached this nation's shores, nursing homes have experienced some of its most devastating effects.

Study finds identical signs of brain damage in sleep apnea and Alzheimer's disease

Rss Feed - Mon, 09/28/2020 - 22:55
New research has confirmed long-suspected links between sleep apnea and Alzheimer's disease, finding identical signs of brain damage in both conditions.

Multifunctional cell therapy system raises hopes to treat inflammatory bowel disease

Rss Feed - Mon, 09/28/2020 - 18:40
The research by the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country, in collaboration with Harvard University, has yielded highly encouraging results, and studies in animal models have already begun

BAT study analyzes the toxicological impact of nicotine pouch products

Rss Feed - Mon, 09/28/2020 - 18:38
New research by BAT indicates that modern oral products (MOPs) showed lower toxicity responses in certain assays than traditional cigarettes.

Researchers study placebo effect in nausea treatment at the molecular level

Rss Feed - Mon, 09/28/2020 - 18:35
The molecular bases of the placebo effect are poorly understood. A team led by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet in Munich researcher Karin Meissner has now studied the phenomenon in the context of nausea, and identified specific proteins that correlate with its favorable impact.

Study shows clear links between genetic predisposition of CVD and lifestyle factors

Rss Feed - Mon, 09/28/2020 - 17:45
From Weight Watchers to wearable tech – wherever we look, there are messages encouraging us to stay fit and healthy.

Newer Type 2 diabetes medications could reduce kidney, heart disease risks

Rss Feed - Mon, 09/28/2020 - 17:28
Two newer groups of medications prescribed primarily for Type 2 diabetes treatment (SGLT2 inhibitors and GLP-1 receptor agonists) could significantly reduce risks associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and heart disease.