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People with musculoskeletal pain report worsening symptoms during lockdown

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 22:01
People with bone, joint and muscle pain saw their symptoms worsen during lockdown - according to new research from the University of East Anglia.

Alzheimer’s disease-associated protective genetic variant enhances key functions of immune cells

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 18:51
A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Eastern Finland found that the PLCG2-P522R genetic variant, which protects against Alzheimer's disease, enhances several key functions of immune cells. The results obtained in the study highlight the importance of immune cells as a target of future development of new therapies for Alzheimer's disease.

New diagnostic tool may allow on-the-spot detection of coronavirus infection

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 18:48
Scientists at the University of Warwick have demonstrated that a potential diagnostic tool for detecting Covid-19 using sugars will work with a virus rather than just its proteins, a significant step in making it a viable test in future.

Patients with severe COVID-19 have antibodies blocking body's important defense mechanisms

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 18:34
Persons with critical corona-disease may have antibodies blocking the body´s most important defence mechanisms.

Researchers advance novel compounds to help treat C. difficile infection

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 13:36
Clostridioides difficile, or C. diff, is the leading cause of health care-associated infection in the U.S.

Study sheds new light on the role of Y chromosome genes

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 13:30
New light is being shed on a little-known role of Y chromosome genes, specific to males, that could explain why men suffer differently than women from various diseases, including Covid-19.

Brain imaging analyses can reveal wounds of childhood trauma

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 13:23
Being traumatized can cause what are known as dissociative symptoms--such as experiencing amnesia, an out-of-body experience, feeling emotionally numb--which may help people cope. Experiencing these symptoms intensely or for a long time, however, can negatively impact an individual's ability to function.

Emergency departments of hospitals generate significant amounts of harmful waste

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 12:26
Emergency departments of hospitals generate significant amounts of environmentally harmful waste which could be reduced through basic changes to disposal policies and practices, while producing lower operating costs, researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have found.

D614G mutation now the dominant variant in the global COVID-19 pandemic

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 11:59
Now, a new study published on the preprint server medRxiv in September 2020 shows that a significant variant characterized by the D614G mutation has higher infectivity, which may account for its rapid rise to the dominant position in all regions where it has emerged.

Study compares homicide rates involving firearms among various age groups

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 11:56
In the United States, individual state laws barring 18- to 20-year-olds from buying or possessing a handgun make little difference in the rate of homicides involving a gun by people in that age group, a new University of Washington study has found.

Study elucidates the developmental trajectory of self-esteem in Japan

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 11:55
Self-esteem does not remain constant through life, but changes as a person develops. A large number of studies conducted on this topic, mainly in the United States, have shown that self-esteem is high in childhood, declines in adolescence, but then continues to increase throughout adulthood, peaking in the 50s and 60s, and declining thereafter.

New strategic collaboration to accelerate treatments for unmet medical needs in oncology

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 11:53
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Taiho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., today announced a three-year strategic collaboration to accelerate the development of treatments for significant unmet medical needs in oncology, including patients with brain metastases and those with cancers refractory to available therapies.

Disadvantaged Black and South Asian immigrants have higher risk of developing COVID-19

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 11:51
Black, South Asian and Aboriginal populations from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds in Canada are nearly four times more likely to have three or more medical conditions that have been identified as risk factors for severe illness from COVID-19.

Investigators assess the experience of using a test-based protocol in infected health care workers

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 11:51
One of the of the most important questions in managing a hospital's response to the COVID-19 pandemic is determining when healthcare workers infected with COVID-19 can return to the job.

Study: Carriers of genetic mutations have greater risk of illness and death from COVID-19

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 11:50
Tel Aviv University researchers suggest that carriers of the genetic mutations PiZ and PiS are at high risk for severe illness and even death from COVID-19. These mutations lead to deficiency in the alpha1-antitrypsin protein, which protects lung tissues from damage in case of severe infections.

New suite of human blood biomarkers can improve stroke diagnosis

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 11:46
An interdisciplinary group of researchers at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University have uncovered a new suite of human blood biomarkers which could someday help emergency clinicians quickly recognize whether someone is experiencing a stroke with a simple blood test.

TL1A and its receptor could reduce fibrosis and tissue remodeling in patients with severe lung disease

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 11:45
Your lungs and airways need to be stretchy, sort of like balloons. Take a big breath, and they'll open right up.

About 10% patients with severe disease create auto-antibodies that attack the immune system

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 11:43
People infected by the novel coronavirus can have symptoms that range from mild to deadly. Now, two new analyses suggest that some life-threatening cases can be traced to weak spots in patients' immune systems.

Inflammation in the eye after COVID-19

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 11:41
A new study published on the preprint server medRxiv shows the occurrence of ocular pathology in the period of recovery following COVID-19. This throws more light on the occurrence of inflammation in people recovering from COVID-19.

So-called circular RNA molecule is not found in cancer cell, shows study

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 10:51
A new research result from Aarhus University shows that a so-called circular RNA molecule, which has been designated as carcinogenic, is actually not found in the cancer cells. The results have just been published in Nature Communications

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