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What pushed Israel out of herd immunity?

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 21:32
Scientists have recently tried to explain the factors that could be responsible for the recent outbreaks of COVID-19 in Israel.

Humoral and cellular response to COVID-19 vaccines in patients with IBD

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 20:49
A new study published in the preprint server medRxiv* aimed to evaluate the humoral and cellular response to COVID-19 vaccine in patients with IBD undergoing biologic or immunomodulatory therapy.

Scientists identify new approach to overcome resistance to cancer immunotherapy

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 19:04
Hokkaido University scientists and colleagues in Japan have found a way that could help some patients overcome resistance to immunotherapy treatment for cancer. The approach, proven in mice experiments, was reported in the Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer.

mAb treatment can rapidly select for SARS-CoV-2 resistance, suggests study

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 19:03
A study evaluates the efficacy of a mAb to prevent disease progression in non-hospitalized persons with symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Study finds risk factors for early COPD among Hispanics and Latinos in the U.S.

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 18:57
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive disorder that is often not diagnosed until a patient is over 60 years old and has substantial airflow obstruction. At this stage, it can be difficult to manage and treat the condition. To identify those at risk and intervene earlier, several studies have examined risk factors for COPD.

Researchers report six stages of engagement in treatment of ADHD

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 18:48
Six stages of engagement in treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) have been reported by researchers at Boston Medical Center based on a diverse study, inclusive of parents of predominantly racial and ethnic minority children with ADHD.

Scientists discover new cell type in human skin that contributes to inflammatory skin diseases

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 18:45
A team of international scientists and clinical experts have unraveled a new cell type in human skin that contributes to inflammatory skin diseases such as atopic dermatitis (AD) and psoriasis (PSO). Their study findings were published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine in September 2021.

Review: Long COVID symptoms rarely persisted beyond 12 weeks in young people

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 18:41
Long COVID symptoms rarely persisted beyond 12 weeks in children and adolescents, unlike adults. But more studies were required to investigate the risk and impact of long COVID in young people to help guide vaccine policy decisions in Australia, according to a review led by the Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI).

COVID-19 infections in Australian healthcare workers

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 17:59
A team of researchers performed state-wide SARS-CoV-2 genomic epidemiological investigations to recognize health care worker transmission dynamics and support optimizing healthcare system readiness for similar future outbreaks.

Sex defining factors influence expression of ACE2 and other SARS-CoV-2 machinery

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 16:32
Results from this study provided evidence for the hypothesis that sex-defining factors influence the expression of ACE2 and other SARS CoV-2 machinery.

Adenovirus-based nanoparticle vaccine elicits potent SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibody response

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 15:13
In a study available on the preprint server medRxiv*, researchers have created a vaccine designed to overcome issues associated with attenuated-virus vaccines.

Multiple sclerosis patients elicit robust T-cell responses to mRNA COVID-19 vaccines

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 10:58
New research shows that Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients undergoing anti-CD20 (aCD20) treatment – which depletes the B cells that contribute to the MS attacks – are able to mount robust T-cell responses to the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, despite having a muted antibody response to the vaccines.

Long-term injectables plus counseling improve medication adherence in bipolar disorder patients

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 10:39
Researchers have found that adherence to taking medications improved in people with bipolar disorder with the use of long-term injectable meds combined with psychosocial intervention.

COVID-19 variants keep getting better at traveling through the air, study shows

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 10:24
Results of a new study led by the University of Maryland School of Public Health show that people infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 exhale infectious virus in their breath – and those infected with the Alpha variant (the dominant strain circulating at the time this study was conducted) put 43 to 100 times more virus into the air than people infected with the original strains of the virus.

Skin cancer patients could have better prognosis with stronger T cell receptor signal strength

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 10:21
New research led by the University of Birmingham suggests that skin cancer patients could have a better prognosis if their T cells send messages from five specific genes in their immune response to drugs given to treat the disease.

Discovery of biological response platform could provide opportunity to alleviate allergic inflammation

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 10:14
New discoveries about a built-in rapid reaction system that triggers inflammatory responses when people are exposed to allergens, such as insects, mites, and fungi, also may hold the keys to helping more people manage their allergies in years to come.

Adults with substance misuse issues may have had difficult childhoods, research suggests

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 09:52
While many parents and caregivers involved in the child welfare system suffered trauma as children, new research suggests that those with substance misuse issues as adults may have had particularly difficult childhoods.

Three doses of inactivated BBIBP-CorV SARS-CoV-2 vaccine induce robust B and T cell responses

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 09:49
To investigate the immune memory sustainability of SARS-CoV-2-specific B cells and T cells, stimulated by the inactivated vaccine, and the potential need for a third booster dose in healthcare workers (HCWs), a non-randomized trial was undertaken by researchers at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China. the research is posted online on the medRxiv* preprint server.

Researchers investigate the sex differences among patients with cardiac sarcoidosis

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 07:35
Researchers from the University of Minnesota Medical School investigated the sex differences among patients with cardiac sarcoidosis, a multisystem, granulomatous disorder.

Brain scans can help estimate the time when a person will start showing signs of dementia

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 07:04
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have developed an approach to estimating when a person with no cognitive symptoms will start showing signs of Alzheimer's dementia based on data from brain scans and the person's age.