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Infants born to women with COVID-19 show few adverse outcomes

9 min 40 sec ago
Infants born to women with COVID-19 showed few adverse outcomes, according to the first report in the country of infant outcomes through eight weeks of age.

Light therapy is safe and can benefit patients with TBI, shows study

35 min 38 sec ago
Light therapy is safe and has measurable effects in the brain, according to a pioneering study by researchers from the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).

Study examines the mental health of adolescents before and after the pandemic lockdown

1 hour 9 min ago
The COVID-19 crisis has taken a psychological toll on people of all ages, but one group especially affected is teenagers. School closures and enforced social distancing have cut off many teens from major means of psychological support, putting them at higher risk of developing anxiety and depression.

New method eliminates false counts of COVID-19 cases

1 hour 31 min ago
As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads around the world, some locations have experienced decreasing numbers of cases followed by an increase.

HIV drugs cause immune-system changes that can improve resistance to viral infections

1 hour 34 min ago
Drugs currently used to keep the HIV virus in check also cause immune-system changes that might make humans better able to resist viral infections – but might also cause harmful inflammation, according to a study published today in Cell Reports Medicine.

Experts summarize employment outcomes for individuals recovering from spinal cord injury

1 hour 44 min ago
A team of experts in disability employment summarized advances in outcomes being achieved in individuals recovering from spinal cord injury.

Shielding strategy could be ineffective in reducing COVID-19 prevalence and mortality

1 hour 44 min ago
With the recognition that certain subgroups of the population seemed to have a higher risk of developing severe disease following infection, some countries put shielding policies into place to protect them from infection.

NIST researchers develop 3D-printing technique to fabricate gels and soft materials

1 hour 46 min ago
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new method of 3D-printing gels and other soft materials. Published in a new paper, it has the potential to create complex structures with nanometer-scale precision.

Researchers explore clinical and biological aspects of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome

1 hour 49 min ago
One of the major symptoms of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is post-exertional malaise (PEM), the worsening of symptoms after physical or mental activities.

New book sheds light on addiction to psychoactive drugs

1 hour 58 min ago
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press (CSHLP) announced the publication of Addiction, 2e, now available on its website in ebook and hardcover formats.

Children exhibit distinct immune system responses against COVID-19

2 hours 39 sec ago
Children and adults exhibit distinct immune system responses to infection by the virus that causes COVID-19, a finding that helps explain why COVID-19 outcomes tend to be much worse in adults, researchers from Yale and Albert Einstein College of Medicine report Sept. 18 in the journal Science Translational Medicine.

A subunit SARS-CoV-2 vaccine may offer broader protection against virus

2 hours 4 min ago
A new study published in the preprint server bioRxiv in September 2020 reports on the structure of this protein, as revealed by cryo-electron microscopy (cryoEM).

Molecular dynamic simulations reveal detailed spike-ACE2 interactions

2 hours 27 min ago
The current COVID-19 pandemic has spread throughout the world. Caused by a single-stranded RNA betacoronavirus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which is closely related to but much more infectious than the earlier highly pathogenic betacoronaviruses SARS and MERS-CoV, has impacted social, economic, and physical health to an unimaginable extent.

Common genetic variants may influence susceptibility to COVID-19

2 hours 52 min ago
Researchers in the United States and Japan have conducted a study suggesting that a commonly occurring genetic variant influences susceptibility to infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the agent that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Study suggests herd immunity to COVID-19 in Brazilian city of Manaus

3 hours 8 min ago
According to the study estimates, the transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) – the agent that causes COVID-19 – rapidly increased in Manaus between March and April, before slowly declining between May and September.

Baseline T cell signatures predict clinical outcomes of SARS-CoV infection

4 hours 6 min ago
In a recent bioRxiv preprint paper, researchers from the Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, and Department of Global Health, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, discuss their study in mice that undergo detailed immunophenotyping before getting infected with SARS-CoV.

Research explains why flu is dangerous for pregnant women

4 hours 32 min ago
A team of researchers at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University explains why flu can lead to potentially fatal complications during pregnancy, suggesting that the virus does not only stay in the respiratory tract but spreads throughout the body.

CDC withdraws guideline on SARS-CoV-2 airborne spread

4 hours 59 min ago
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently published a new guideline, recognizing that the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) can spread via aerosols. Now, the health agency takes back its statement by deleting the updates published on Sept. 18.

Hospitalized COVID-19 patients may face increased risk for kidney injury

5 hours 4 min ago
Hospitalized patients with COVID-19 may face an increased risk for kidney injury, a dreaded complication for those suffering from infection with the novel 2019 coronavirus, an observational study led by University of Michigan researchers has found.

Acquisition of a natural mutation primes SARS-CoV-2 for neutralization by a cross-reactive antibody

5 hours 11 min ago
A team of scientists from the United States reveals that the acquisition of a natural mutation makes severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) susceptible to neutralization by a cross-reactive SARS-CoV antibody. The study is currently available on the bioRxiv* preprint server.

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