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Coronavirus immunity is higher than previously thought, study finds

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 08:44
Now, a team of researchers at the Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital in Sweden has found that the number of people immune to COVID-10 may be higher than previously thought, and that antibody testing may no longer be the appropriate tool to trace it.

Scientists find coronavirus' Achilles' heel

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 08:24
A team of scientists at the University of California San Francisco has found out how SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) invades proteins in the cells that serve as master regulators of key cellular processes.

Which facemasks work best at stopping coronavirus?

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 07:19
A new study shows how wearing masks can prevent the spread of droplet borne infections and is an excellent preventive measure to stop the spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. The study titled, "Visualizing the effectiveness of face masks in obstructing respiratory jets," is published in the latest issue of the journal Physics of Fluids.

Extended culture of human pancreatic slices as a model to study regeneration of beta cells

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 06:28
Scientists from the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have developed a method allowing for the long-term culture of "pancreatic slices" to study the regeneration of the human pancreas in real time.

New tool to increase accessibility for COVID-19 testing

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 06:27
A research group from the University of California Santa Barbara recently demonstrated a cost-effective, simple, and much less toxic method to isolate host and pathogen nucleic acids and proteins in order to streamline the detection of DNA and RNA viruses – including the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).

New Yorkers grown more hesitant about resuming normal activities, survey shows

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 06:18
New Yorkers continue to report much higher than normal rates of depression and anxiety, but much less than at their peak in mid-April.

UofM/UTHSC grant competition yields 23 projects addressing COVID-19

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 06:09
The University of Memphis and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center are teaming up in a venture to secure a portion of federal funding allocated for COVID-19 research.

Study finds significant variation in trust of health information by Hispanics

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 06:04
Hispanic adults vary widely in their reported trust of health information sources, suggesting that information tailored to specific ethnic subgroups and targeted by age group may be beneficial, according to results of a study by SUNY Downstate Assistant Professor Marlene Camacho-Rivera, MS, MPH, ScD.

More than one-third of excess deaths in pandemic's early months linked to other causes

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 05:54
Since COVID-19's spread to the United States earlier this year, death rates in the U.S. have risen significantly. But deaths attributed to COVID-19 only account for about two-thirds of the increase in March and April, according to a study published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Important new findings on T cell immunity in COVID-19

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 05:48
Researchers at the Karolinska University Hospital and University Hospital of Wales report that people who have recovered from asymptomatic or mild cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may have long-term T-cell immunity against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).

Study explores the experiences of patients using hospital-based medicines helpline services

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 05:24
Leaving hospital can be a confusing and sometimes risky time for patients who take medication, with an estimated 44% experiencing medicine-related problems once they get home.

Blood cell damage in COVID-19 may compromise oxygen transport

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 05:20
Researchers in the U.S. have shown that severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) may alter key protein structures on red blood cells and compromise the transport and delivery of oxygen in patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Study reveals the role of glucocorticoid metabolism and GILZ regulation during aging

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 05:16
Why do we age? What exactly is happening in our bodies? And can we do anything about it? Mankind has sought answers to these questions since time immemorial.

Research reveals the molecular landscape of myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative neoplasms

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 05:06
Myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative neoplasms (MDS/MPN) is a group of rare malignancies with overlapping features from myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN), that include a variety of diseases depending on their phenotype (hematological and morphological characteristics).

CHOP researchers receive multi-million dollar grant to study disease risk in African Americans

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 04:42
The National Institutes of Health announced today that researchers from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia are among the recipients of a multi-million dollar grant that focuses on the use of genomics to improve risk assessment for diverse populations and integrate the findings into clinical care.

Women with gestational hypertension more likely to develop heart disease later

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 04:38
Women who experience high blood pressure during pregnancy are more likely to develop heart disease and heart failure in later life, according to an international team of researchers.

Common asthma drug may offer potential as treatment for Alzheimer's disease

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 04:33
A new study reveals that the common asthma drug salbutamol may offer potential as a treatment for Alzheimer's disease.

Moffitt develops tool to identify lung cancer patients at high risk for poorer outcomes

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 04:29
Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women in the United States. It is also the leading cause of cancer death among both sexes, making up nearly 25% of all cancer deaths nationwide.

Study sheds light on selective neuronal vulnerability in Alzheimer’s disease

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 04:12
When Alzheimer's disease strikes, the entire brain doesn't crumble at once. Instead the mind unravels like grim clockwork, beginning with the telltale degradation of a group of brain cells in the entorhinal cortex.

Research reveals new genetic insights into how the brain folds

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 04:06
New research is helping unlock the mystery of how the brain folds as a baby develops in the womb - a process critical to healthy brain function.