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Early B cell signatures predict antibody responses to mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccine

Fri, 07/09/2021 - 07:37
Researchers in the United States have identified both antigen-specific and antigen non-specific predictive signatures of antibody responses to Moderna’s two-dose coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine that protects against infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).

Researchers identify potential new treatment targets for Alzheimer's disease

Fri, 07/09/2021 - 07:34
A research team at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has identified potential new treatment targets for Alzheimer's disease, as well as existing drugs that have therapeutic potential against these targets.

Intranasal COVID-19 vaccine protects animals against lethal COVID-19 infection

Fri, 07/09/2021 - 07:04
In a new study assessing the potential of a single-dose, intranasal COVID-19 vaccine, a team from the University of Iowa and the University of Georgia found that the vaccine fully protects mice against lethal COVID-19 infection.

Kids misusing soft drinks to corrupt SARS-CoV-2 tests

Fri, 07/09/2021 - 06:58
A group of collaborating researchers systematically tested a variety of different soft drinks to determine their ability to create false-positive results.

Study links conflict violence reduction in Colombia with better pregnancy outcomes

Fri, 07/09/2021 - 06:58
A new study has linked a July 2015 ceasefire of conflict violence in Colombia with better pregnancy outcomes for women who conceived after the ceasefire began.

Scientists discover potential marker for the success of immunotherapy in lung cancer patients

Fri, 07/09/2021 - 06:46
Lung cancer has the highest mortality rate of all cancers, and treatment options are extremely limited, especially for patients with oncogenic mutations in the KRAS gene.

Study investigates long-term sequelae of COVID-19 in hospitalized children

Fri, 07/09/2021 - 06:31
Researchers from ISARIC (International Severe Acute Respiratory and emerging Infection Consortium) pediatric Long Covid working group in the UK, Sechenov University and Z.A. Bashlyaeva Children's Municipal Clinical Hospital in Russia ran the largest study to date on children hospitalized with COVID-19.

Physical fitness at a young age linked to protection against severe COVID-19

Fri, 07/09/2021 - 06:14
Of the Swedish men in their late teens who performed well in the physical fitness tests for military conscription, a relatively high proportion were able to avoid hospital care when they became infected with COVID-19 during the pandemic up to 50 years later.

ADHD patients with a psychiatric comorbidity more likely to stop taking their ADHD medicine

Fri, 07/09/2021 - 05:42
A research study from the The Lundbeck Foundation Initiative for Integrative Psychiatric Research iPSYCH shows that people with ADHD, who also have another psychiatric diagnosis, are more likely to stop taking their ADHD medicine.

Stroke treatment can have dire consequences when kidney function is low

Fri, 07/09/2021 - 05:00
​Stroke and chronic kidney disease are both difficult to handle in their own rights, but having a stroke when your kidneys are already poor is more than just double the trouble.

Many coal miners suffering from black lung disease struggle with mental-health issues

Thu, 07/08/2021 - 22:15
More than a third of coal miners and former coal miners suffering from black lung disease struggle with depression, and more than one in 10 has recently considered suicide, a new study finds.

Study examines children's emotional wellbeing throughout COVID-19 pandemic

Thu, 07/08/2021 - 22:13
A new study, released as a preprint on the medRxiv* server, reports the effects of such limited interactions on the emotional health of very young children, as reported by closely involved parents.

How women in England faced childbirth in the COVID-19 pandemic

Thu, 07/08/2021 - 21:49
Pregnant women have suffered considerable uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only were the effects of the virus on the baby unknown, but social restrictions in place threatened their ability to plan their delivery experience or have their birthing partners with them. This is the focus of a new paper, which illustrates the need to provide proper guidance and support to pregnant women during such periods, especially allowing them to feel supported and in control of their childbirth experience.

Do lockdowns exert selection pressure on overdispersion of SARS-CoV-2 variants?

Thu, 07/08/2021 - 21:07
New research recently released on the medRxiv* preprint server describes a mathematical model that has been developed to evaluate competitions between variants that differ in their level of overdispersion (k) and their mean infectiousness.

How do host factors like the lung microbiome aid in SARS‐CoV‐2 infection?

Thu, 07/08/2021 - 20:56
A new article has been published in Cellular and Molecular Lifesciences, which focuses on the connection between host factors and the worsening of the COVID-19. Further, the impact of the virus on the host’s microbiome and secondary infection has also been studied.