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Markers of fear recall differ between sexes, but in a hormone-dependent manner

Fri, 04/16/2021 - 10:44
A new study shows that markers of fear recall differ between men and women, but in a hormone-dependent manner.

Intestinal worm infection can cause severe sexually transmitted viral diseases

Fri, 04/16/2021 - 10:42
Infection with parasitic intestinal worms (helminths) can apparently cause sexually transmitted viral in-fections to be much more severe elsewhere in the body.

Targeting brain protein may lead to new therapeutic approaches for neurodegenerative disorders

Fri, 04/16/2021 - 10:39
Neurological disorders are the number one cause of disability in the world, leading to seven million deaths each year. Yet few treatments exist for these diseases, which progressively diminish a person's ability to move and think.

More SARS-CoV-2 variants have emerged from immunocompromised hosts, shows research

Fri, 04/16/2021 - 10:06
A number of SARS-CoV-2 variants have emerged from immunocompromised hosts, research has identified. It is thought that variants of concern - including B.1.1.7, a variant first identified in Kent - were a result of long-term infection in people with a weakened immune system.

Researchers develop a rapid method to assess thirdhand smoke contaminants in household fabrics

Fri, 04/16/2021 - 10:01
A study led by scientists at the University of California, Riverside, has found chemicals in thirdhand smoke, or THS, get extracted more readily from household fabrics in a humid environment than in a dry one.

S-2-hydroxyglutarate keeps endothelial cells in a dormant state, reveals study

Fri, 04/16/2021 - 09:55
The inner surface of blood vessels is lined by a wafer-thin layer of cells known as the endothelium, which forms a crucial barrier between blood and the surrounding tissue.

Single dose of Oxford–AstraZeneca COVID vaccine shown to be more immunogenic than natural infection

Fri, 04/16/2021 - 09:48
By investigating antibody and T cell responses to a single dose of the Oxford–AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, researchers from Sri Lanka and the United Kingdom have found that more than 90% of vaccinated individuals produced an adequate amount of antibodies after receiving only one dose of the vaccine – irrespective of their age and gender.

Study evaluates the impact of alternative payment schedules to mitigate drug-related harms

Fri, 04/16/2021 - 09:43
A study published this week in The Lancet Public Health examines how we can use our income assistance systems to address drug use and drug-related harm.

Study: Previous COVID-19 infection does not completely protect against reinfection in young people

Fri, 04/16/2021 - 09:35
A past COVID-19 infection does not completely protect against reinfection in young people, according to an observational study of more than 3,000 healthy members of the US Marines Corps most of whom were aged 18-20 years, published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine journal.

Remote and virtual health care models can negatively impact small physician offices

Fri, 04/16/2021 - 09:34
In a newly released study, researchers found that remote and virtual care models can negatively impact small physician offices.

Epigenetic endowment of every person has an impact on COVID-19 severity

Fri, 04/16/2021 - 09:24
COVID-19, caused by the infection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, has changed people's behavioral patterns since the moment it became a global pandemic.

COVID-19 vaccine INO-4800 shows efficacy against SARS-CoV-2 variants

Fri, 04/16/2021 - 09:20
Researchers in the United States have demonstrated the efficacy of the vaccine INO-4800 against variants of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) – the agent that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Feline model of SARS-CoV-2 infection imitates COVID-19 in humans

Fri, 04/16/2021 - 08:58
Researchers in the United States have validated a feline model of infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that closely imitates coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in humans.

An ion pump tested as a possible method to treat malignant brain tumors

Fri, 04/16/2021 - 07:23
Despite surgery and subsequent treatment with chemotherapy and radiation, the majority of patients experience recurrence of malignant brain tumors.

Obese or overweight patients at high risk for having worse COVID-19 outcomes

Fri, 04/16/2021 - 07:15
Patients who are overweight or obese have more severe COVID-19 and are highly likely to require invasive respiratory support, according to a new international study.

CU researcher receives NIH grant to analyze the link between gut microbiome and osteoarthritis

Fri, 04/16/2021 - 06:57
Osteoarthritis affects the joints, but according to researcher Michael Zuscik, PhD, it may start in the gut.

Researchers develop a classification scheme for neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder

Fri, 04/16/2021 - 06:46
Researchers in the Department of Neurology at Tohoku University, which is led by professor Masashi Aoki, have developed a classification scheme for neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder, a rare autoimmune disease that until recently was thought to be a type of multiple sclerosis (MS).

Researchers identify two distinct phenotypes of COVID-19-associated ARDS

Fri, 04/16/2021 - 06:34
Approximately one in four patients hospitalized for the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) associated with severe COVID-19 infections may have a distinct phenotype (disease presentation) or biochemical profile associated with organ dysfunction, blood-clotting abnormalities and greater risk of death than patients with other, seemingly similar forms of the disease, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have found.

Japanese–European scientists detect novel genetic mitochondrial disorder

Fri, 04/16/2021 - 06:23
The list of known genetic mitochondrial disorders is ever-growing, and ongoing research continues to identify new disorders in this category.

Personality trait neuroticism associated with higher risk of Parkinson's disease

Fri, 04/16/2021 - 06:17
New research from the Florida State University College of Medicine has found that the personality trait neuroticism is consistently associated with a higher risk of developing the brain disorder Parkinson's disease.

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