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Structure of human-infecting canine coronavirus HuPn-2018 spike glycoprotein

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As CCoV-HuPn-2018 has been recently isolated in a child's respiratory swab, researchers from the University Of Washington have been examining the structure of the virus.

Malaria: An Interview with the World Health Organization

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In this interview, we spoke to Dr. Akpaka Kalu, the World Health Organization's team leader for malaria in Africa, about the groundbreaking malaria vaccine rollout announcement.

Study finds one mRNA vaccine dose after SARS-CoV-2 infection produces highest neutralizing antibody titers

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Researchers investigated the neutralizing antibody response that different mRNA vaccines induce in both previously convalescent and SARS-CoV-2 naïve individuals.

Panel of broadly neutralizing SARS-CoV-2 nanobodies for immune assay application

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In this study, a team of researchers from Japanese institutions provide a panel of broadly neutralizing nanobodies that detect four VOCs.

Two-dose SARS-CoV-2 vaccine effectiveness against infection and hospitalization in Canada

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Authors from varying Canadian institutes report on two-dose vaccine effectiveness against infection and hospitalization.

Five-day course of preoperative radiation therapy for sarcoma provides excellent local control rates

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In a phase 2 single-institution study, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers found that dose-equivalent preoperative radiation therapy for extremity/trunk soft tissue sarcoma delivered in five days rather than over the conventional five weeks produced similar benefits and treatment side effects.

Japanese study on SARS-CoV-2 breakthrough infections

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Researchers evaluated SARS-CoV-2 incidence in Japan regarding the timing of the vaccination program and surge in COVID-19 cases among the staff of a large referral hospital in Tokyo. This study is posted to the medRxiv* preprint server.

N antibodies following SARS-CoV-2 Alpha and Delta infections by vaccination status

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A new study, published on the medRxiv* preprint server, has focused on the use of anti-nucleocapsid (N) antibody positivity as a marker of SARS-CoV-2 infection. In the present study, these antibody markers were evaluated using serological surveillance studies post-vaccination amidst circulation of variants of concern.

Routine surveillance helps detect asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 vaccine breakthrough infections

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In a study published in Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers from Italy systematically monitored 2,397 HCWs who were fully vaccinated with BNT162 at the ASST Settelaghi hospitals in Lombardy, Italy during February 2021. HCWs who worked in 8 wards deemed at “high risk” for infection from attending patients had to undergo mandatory nasopharyngeal swab testing with SARS-CoV-2 polymerase chain reaction every two weeks. HCWs working in 8 “moderate-risk” wards were tested every four weeks.

COVID vaccines deployed in US highly effective at reducing hospitalizations and deaths

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Researchers in the United States have conducted a large-scale study showing that the two-dose regimen vaccines developed by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna to protect against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) appear to be highly effective and durable in reducing the risk of hospitalizations and deaths following infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).

SARS-CoV-2 vaccination lowers risk of several outcomes after breakthrough infection

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Researchers at the University of Oxford have conducted a study showing that vaccination against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is associated with a lower risk of several sequelae among those who experience breakthrough infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).

A low-cost repurposed drug can save COVID-19 patients' lives

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An inexpensive repurposed drug called fluvoxamine can save the lives of COVID-19 patients and cut hospital admissions by up to 30 per cent, says a study co-led by McMaster University.

Survey: Young adults with chronic pain more likely to use cannabis or CBD oil to manage the condition

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Young adults, ages 18-34, are more likely to report experiencing chronic pain compared to older adults (65% vs. 52% ages 35+), with a large majority of them (73%) saying they are in pain every day, according to a new survey conducted online by The Harris Poll on behalf of the Samueli Foundation.

New mechanisms for treating impregnable KRAS mutant cancers with statins

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Third-generation cancer immunotherapy, a method of removing cancer using the body's immune system, has shown remarkable clinical benefits in recent years, giving hopes to many researchers and patients.

Chlorophyll catabolite pheophorbide A shows potential against SARS-CoV-2

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A new study identifies a potent SARS-CoV-2 antiviral, Pheophorbide a (PheoA), which is a compound derived from the plant Marchantia polymorpha L.

Study shows rise in death rate from Parkinson's disease in the United States

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A new study shows that in the last two decades the death rate from Parkinson's disease has risen about 63% in the United States.

Nutrient-rich potatoes can be part of a healthy diet for adolescent girls, study shows

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Adolescence is a critical period for the evolution of cardiometabolic risk factors that are largely influenced by diet and lifestyle. Understanding these risk factors is essential to developing effective dietary guidance for disease prevention targeting this critical age period.

New UC Davis study to track children’s exposure to chemicals in household dust

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When it comes to keeping kids safe, parents may not think about household dust as a potential hazard. But those fine particles all around your home can expose kids to a wide range of chemicals.

Gradual nicotine reduction key to helping e-cigarette users quit, shows study

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New research from UBC Okanagan shows that gradual nicotine reduction is key to helping e-cigarette users quit.

Study: Younger and older patients with metastatic colorectal cancer survive for same amount of time

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Even though young patients with metastatic colorectal cancer tend to be more fit and receive more intensive treatment than older patients, both groups survive for roughly the same amount of time, according to a new study by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators.

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