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Men are dying from COVID-19 at a higher rate than women

5 hours 16 min ago
A new review article from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center shows people who are biologically male are dying from COVID-19 at a higher rate than people who are biologically female.

Researchers examine the impact of human movement on disease spread

5 hours 23 min ago
Due to continual improvements in transportation technology, people travel more extensively than ever before. Although this strengthened connection between faraway countries comes with many benefits, it also poses a serious threat to disease control and prevention.

Wastewater analysis predicts COVID-19 spread

5 hours 26 min ago
The researchers from Yale University provided an outline of the spread of the infection in the community. Their study titled, “Measurement of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in wastewater tracks community infection dynamics,” is published in the latest issue of the journal Nature Biotechnology.

Intra-CREATE grants awarded to support research on personalized medicine and cell therapy

5 hours 28 min ago
Researchers from Critical Analytics for Manufacturing Personalized-Medicine, an interdisciplinary research group at Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, MIT's research enterprise in Singapore, have been awarded Intra-CREATE grants from the National Research Foundation Singapore to help support research on retinal biometrics for glaucoma progression and neural cell implantation therapy for spinal cord injuries.

Farming population is highly vulnerable to COVID-19

5 hours 34 min ago
Preventing the horrific mortality and ill health consequences of COVID-19 infection poses a huge and on-going challenge in Ireland and among the farming community over the coming months.

Spider venom peptide could help stop pain in irritable bowel syndrome

5 hours 59 min ago
Their study titled, "A spider-venom peptide with multi-target activity on sodium and calcium channels alleviates chronic visceral pain in a model of irritable bowel syndrome," is published in the latest issue of the journal Pain.

Existence of brain-first and body-first Parkinson’s disease subtypes

6 hours 13 min ago
Although the name may suggest otherwise, Parkinson's disease is not one but two diseases, starting either in the brain or in the intestines.

COVID-19 can affect the retina

6 hours 18 min ago
Now, a new study published in the journal EClinicalMedicine shows that the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), targets the retina.

Avid gamers before adolescence perform better with working memory tasks years later

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 22:56
A number of studies have shown how playing video games can lead to structural changes in the brain, including increasing the size of some regions, or to functional changes, such as activating the areas responsible for attention or visual-spatial skills.

Over 20% of Americans suffer from food shortage, study reveals

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 19:15
More than 18 percent of U.S. adults do not know whether they will have enough to eat from day to day, and the numbers are worse for Hispanics, Blacks, people with obesity, and women, a new report shows

Study shows how autoimmune diseases may be targeted using Treg-based cellular therapies

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 18:51
In a new University of California, Irvine-led study, researchers have discovered how regulatory T cells (Treg) are instrumental in limiting the damage caused to the spinal cord in diseases like multiple sclerosis (MS).

Diabetes leads to drastic reduction in the kidney's potential to clean itself

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 18:46
The kidneys often become bulky and dysfunctional in diabetes, and now scientists have found that one path to this damage dramatically reduces the kidney's ability to clean up after itself.

Psychological and physical impacts of childhood sexual abuse are closely tied, shows study

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 18:46
A new Canadian study reveals that the psychological and physical effects of childhood sexual abuse are closely tied.

Vitamin E is essential for proper growth of nervous system

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 18:40
In research with key ramifications for women of childbearing age, findings by Oregon State University scientists show that embryos produced by vitamin E-deficient zebrafish have malformed brains and nervous systems.

Discovering a molecule that could interfere with SARS-CoV-2 replication

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 12:27
In this interview, News-Medical speaks to Stepan Nersisyan about his discovery of a molecule that could replicate SARS-CoV-2.

Inhibition of SARS-CoV-2 with antisense oligonucleotides

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 11:58
A part of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) viral RNA is highly conserved. Researchers have used this as a target for designing antisense oligonucleotide gapmers to cleave the RNA and disrupt virus replication. Their research is published as a preprint on the online server bioRxiv in September 2020.

Removing cost burden increases use of coronary artery calcium screening

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 11:53
A study out of University Hospitals found that removing the cost barrier for coronary artery calcium (CAC) screening resulted in an immediate increase in utilization of the test.

Fertility treatment suspensions during COVID-19 has a negative impact on mental health

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 11:30
The suspension of fertility treatments due to the COVID-19 pandemic has had a variety of psychological impacts on women whose treatments were cancelled, but there are several protective factors that can be fostered to help in the future, according to a new study by Jennifer Gordon and Ashley Balsom of University of Regina, Canada, published 18 September in the open-access journal PLOS ONE.

Children are disproportionally harmed by precautions involved with lockdowns, say experts

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 11:25
Children, who appear at a relatively lower risk from COVID-19, are disproportionally harmed by precautions involved with lockdowns, say Matthew Snape and Russell Viner in a Perspective.

Tobacco dependence treatment is critical to excellence in health care delivery

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 11:23
A UCLA-led report published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine exposes what the authors call a weakness in the high-profile "Best Hospitals Honor Roll" published annually by U.S. News and World Report.