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Scientists discover druggable pocket that could help eliminate COVID-19

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 11:19
A druggable pocket in the SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein that could be used to stop the virus from infecting human cells has been discovered by an international team of scientists led by the University of Bristol.

Middle-aged people report more pain than older Americans, study finds

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 11:14
A new study finds middle-aged Americans are now reporting more pain than the elderly -- and it has to do with their level of education and that pain is rising more quickly in younger people.

Study: AI can accelerate the development of 3D-printed bioscaffolds that help heal injuries

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 11:11
A dose of artificial intelligence can speed the development of 3D-printed bioscaffolds that help injuries heal, according to researchers at Rice University.

BCG vaccine may offer protection against COVID-19, shows study

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 11:08
While scientists race to develop and test a vaccine effective against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, recent studies have indicated that countries with widespread BCG vaccination appear to be weathering the pandemic better than their counterparts.

New data shows alarming surge in opioid-related overdoses during COVID-19

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 11:01
In a paper published Friday by the Journal of the American Medical Association, Virginia Commonwealth University researchers released data showing an alarming surge in opioid-related overdoses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sotorasib phase 1 trial shows encouraging anti-cancer activity in lung, colorectal cancers

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 10:35
A phase 1 clinical trial of sotorasib (AMG 510) in patients with heavily pretreated advanced solid tumors shows encouraging anti-cancer activity, especially in lung and colorectal cancers, reports a new study led by City of Hope and other renowned comprehensive cancer centers.

Neuroscientist assess the efficacy of different coping strategies of pain

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 10:32
Is the heat still bearable, or should I take my hand off the hotplate? Before the brain can react appropriately to pain, it must evaluate and integrate sensory, cognitive and emotional factors that modulate the perception and processing of the sensation itself.

Making sense of blood glucose data to better optimize self-management of diabetes

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 10:14
Throughout her 38-year nursing career, Laurel Despins has progressed from a bedside nurse to a clinical nurse specialist and has worked in medical, surgical and cardiac intensive care units.

In spite of reduced emissions, atmospheric CO2 levels have not changed

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 10:10
Based on current data measured in the energy, industry, and mobility sectors, restrictions of social life during the corona pandemic can be predicted to lead to a reduction of worldwide carbon dioxide emissions by up to eight percent in 2020.

Expanded screening of asymptomatic people could reduce COVID-19 infections and deaths

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 09:59
New research suggests when the COVID-19 pandemic is slowing, low-cost, recurring screening of asymptomatic people - at an expense of approximately $3 or less per test every two weeks - could decrease COVID-19 infections and deaths and be cost-effective.

Belief in pandemic conspiracy theories is an obstacle to minimize the spread of COVID-19

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 09:57
Belief in conspiracy theories about the coronavirus pandemic is not only persistent but also is associated with reluctance to accept a COVID-19 vaccine when one becomes available and to engage in behaviors such as mask-wearing that can prevent its spread, according to researchers at the Annenberg Public Policy Center.

Exploring how COVID-19 pandemic trajectory might unfold in the future

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 09:49
Researchers who adapted standard epidemiological models to explore how the COVID-19 pandemic trajectory might unfold in the next five years report diverse scenarios ranging from recurring severe epidemics to elimination.

Study detects key differences in immune responses of adults and children with COVID-19

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 09:40
The first study comparing the immune responses of adults and children with COVID-19 has detected key differences that may contribute to understanding why children usually have milder disease than adults.

Strength, duration of immunity will shape the future trajectory of COVID-19

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 09:26
New research suggests that the impact of natural and vaccine-induced immunity will be key factors in shaping the future trajectory of the global coronavirus pandemic, known as COVID-19.

People with severe dementia are unaware of COVID-19 outbreak, indicates study

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 09:26
The ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has substantially affected patients with dementia and their caregivers.

COVID-19 mitigation efforts significantly decrease influenza activity

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 09:00
The mitigation strategies implemented to curb the spread of COVID-19 appears to reduce the transmission of influenza in the United States, Australia, Chile, and South Africa. These strategies may augment influenza vaccines, especially for high-risk populations during the seasonal influenza transmission.

Screening university students could reduce community COVID-19 burden

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 08:38
Researchers in Canada and the United States report that screening students for infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) as universities re-open this fall could reduce the burden of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the broader community.

Cardiovascular health similarities between chimpanzees and humans found

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 08:22
Doctors like to remind patients not to monkey around with their health, suggesting that a good diet and regular exercise improve longevity.

COVID-19 lockdown measures reduced air pollution in Southeast Asia

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 08:19
In an attempt to contain the spread of the disease, many countries worldwide, including Malaysia and other Southeast Asian (SEA) countries, have enforced lockdowns of varying degrees, which has inadvertently caused some positive changes to the environment.

Researchers find a way to navigate tiny, soft robots through the human body

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 08:19
Researchers have found a way to send tiny, soft robots into humans, potentially opening the door for less invasive surgeries and ways to deliver treatments for conditions ranging from colon polyps to stomach cancer to aortic artery blockages.