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Obesity changes ACE2 and TMPRSS2 expression in mice: Implications for COVID-19

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 05:29
Researchers studying young obese mice found that expression of ACE2, a receptor in host cells that binds to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), is higher in the lungs and trachea of obese mice. The finding could partly explain why obesity is a high-risk factor for COVID-19.

New tool can provide non-invasive decision support for NSCLC treatment

Sun, 10/18/2020 - 20:48
Personalized treatment options for patients with lung cancer have come a long way in the past two decades.

Study provides possible explanation for progressive course of multiple sclerosis in mice

Sat, 10/17/2020 - 01:32
People with multiple sclerosis gradually develop increasing functional impairment. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have now found a possible explanation for the progressive course of the disease in mice and how it can be reversed.

Telemedicine use in the ER can yield positive results for patients and providers

Sat, 10/17/2020 - 01:26
Telemedicine has become more common given the current global pandemic. COVID-19 has limited doctor's office and hospital visits to ensure safety for everyone.

Tracing lineage to demonstrate direct astrocyte-to-neuron conversion in mouse brain

Sat, 10/17/2020 - 01:10
Regeneration of functional new neurons to repair injured human brain is a long-term unsolved problem up till today.

New study suggests some sedentariness isn’t all bad

Sat, 10/17/2020 - 01:04
It's generally accepted health advice that adults of all ages should sit less, move more, and engage in regular exercise to feel better and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.

Study examines how international travel restrictions have affected COVID-19 mortality

Sat, 10/17/2020 - 00:44
Travel restrictions implemented early on in the pandemic have been crucial in slowing the spread of the coronavirus and keeping death rates low.

Scientists receive £265,000 to investigate link between vascular dementia and heart disease

Fri, 10/16/2020 - 23:56
Scientists from the University of Sheffield and University of Manchester have been awarded £265,000 from the British Heart Foundation, to investigate the links between vascular dementia and heart disease, and test whether a drug currently used to treat arthritis could also be used as a treatment for vascular dementia.

Key lessons from San Diego's Hepatitis A outbreak can be applied to COVID-19 pandemic

Fri, 10/16/2020 - 23:49
In an age when many people get their news from social media, ensuring health information is communicated accurately and understood clearly is critical, especially during infectious disease outbreaks.

Alzheimer's disease: Impaired blood flow in the brain correlated with tau buildup

Fri, 10/16/2020 - 23:42
A new Alzheimer's study found that impaired blood flow in the brain is correlated with the buildup of tau tangles, a hallmark indicator of cognitive decline.

Quarter of people with severe sight loss have unmet needs

Fri, 10/16/2020 - 23:28
Almost a quarter of people with severe sight loss in the UK are going without the treatment they need, according to a new study being presented at the World Congress on Public Health today (Friday 16 October).

Catholic Ob/Gyn practitioners lean toward natural birth control methods, study reveals

Fri, 10/16/2020 - 22:59
A study of Catholic obstetrician-gynecologists shows that many face moral dilemmas when dealing with issues of family planning and abortion due to their religious faith, according researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

Objective measures reveal a higher prevalence of smell loss in COVID-19 patients

Fri, 10/16/2020 - 22:54
Smell loss is a frequently reported symptom of COVID-19 but reports of prevalence vary from study-to-study and range from 5% to 98%. With such a wide range of estimates, it is difficult to prioritize its importance for testing and treatment.

Healthcare workers experience mental health problems during and after pandemics

Fri, 10/16/2020 - 19:15
Mental health problems such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, anxiety and depression are common among healthcare staff during and immediately after pandemics – according to new research from the University of East Anglia.

Researchers aim to identify disease tolerance mechanisms in sepsis patients

Fri, 10/16/2020 - 19:11
Sepsis is estimated to cause 11 million deaths every year in the world. Its treatment is based on the use of antibiotics and organ support measures, but many times it fails due to unsuccessful attempts at modulating the immune response.

Antibody levels drop rapidly in recovering COVID-19 patients, shows study

Fri, 10/16/2020 - 19:06
In the absence of approved, effective treatments for COVID-19, some hospitals have been treating patients with severe COVID symptoms with blood plasma from recovering patients.

Researchers use new approach to create replacement biological parts

Fri, 10/16/2020 - 18:49
The eventual creation of replacement biological parts requires fully three-dimensional capabilities that two-dimensional and three-dimensional thin-film bioprinting cannot supply.

Combination of antibiotics and peptides could eliminate parasite-causing leishmaniasis

Fri, 10/16/2020 - 18:43
A combination of peptides and antibiotics could be key to eliminating the parasite causing leishmaniasis and avoiding the toxicity to people and animals caused by current drugs.

Key blood marker can lead to effective melanoma treatments

Fri, 10/16/2020 - 18:38
An Edith Cowan University (ECU) study has revealed that a key blood marker of cancer could be used to select the most effective treatment for melanoma.

Study: COVID-19 has prompted Americans to focus more on their health

Fri, 10/16/2020 - 18:27
A new study released today by digital health company Rally Health, Inc. found a significant proportion of Americans have a poor understanding of preventive care, while at the same time, COVID-19 has prompted them to focus more on their health.

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