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New treatment for HPV-associated oropharynx cancer leads to excellent disease control, less side effects

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 04:26
Mayo Clinic researchers have found that a new, shorter treatment for patients with HPV-associated oropharynx cancer leads to excellent disease control and fewer side effects, compared to standard treatment.

Safer, more effective therapies could help fight the obesity epidemic

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 04:22
Novel obesity treatments such as modulation of the gut microbiome and gene therapy are underutilized and could help fight the obesity epidemic, according to a new manuscript published in the Endocrine Society's journal, Endocrine Reviews.

Lack of sleep affects gait control, study reveals

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 04:15
Good sleep can be hard to come by. But a new study finds that if you can make up for lost sleep, even for just a few weekend hours, the extra zzz's could help reduce fatigue-induced clumsiness, at least in how you walk.

Study finds potentially long-lasting impact of the pandemic on scientists

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 04:10
More than a year-and-a-half after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the scientific community is still feeling the effects of the vastly disruptive event -; and may for many years to come.

Plants could help in the fight against Covid, study reveals

Tue, 10/26/2021 - 22:51
Broccoli, olives and chamomile could help in the fight against Covid, University of the West of Scotland (UWS) research has revealed.

Non-pharmaceutical interventions reduce likelihood of SARS-CoV-2 infection following high-risk exposure

Tue, 10/26/2021 - 21:28
Researchers have been investigating the efficacy of many of the non-pharmaceutical interventions applied and exploring the theory that mask use results in less severe symptoms in individuals infected with SARS-COV-2.

Study finds SARS-CoV-2 infection is proportional to cell surface ACE2 levels

Tue, 10/26/2021 - 20:49
Researchers from Oregon State University have developed a system to assess the ability of SARS-CoV-2 to bind to ACE2 orthologs.

Attitudes towards COVID-19 vaccination amongst essential workers

Tue, 10/26/2021 - 20:05
A new study has addressed these gaps in knowledge regarding the uptake of COVID-19 vaccines among essential workers.

Evaluation of COVID-19 infection risk during US spring semester in-person teaching

Tue, 10/26/2021 - 17:19
The main objective of the study was to determine the rates of in-person schooling and understand the school-based mitigation measures that were modified over the semester.

Study: Understanding the reasons behind vaccine hesitancy is key to boosting global uptake of immunization

Tue, 10/26/2021 - 16:54
Exploring complex reasons behind hesitancy for new vaccinations and better education for healthcare professionals is key to boosting global uptake of immunization against diseases and viruses including Covid-19, a study shows.

Researchers develop genetic risk score to predict development of alcohol-induced cirrhosis

Tue, 10/26/2021 - 16:48
An international research group led by the Centenary Institute has developed a world first genetic risk score (GRS) test able to identify patients at high-risk of developing alcohol-related cirrhosis.

Identification of long COVID patients using big data

Tue, 10/26/2021 - 16:06
A new preprint exploits big data to come up with some answers as to the incidence, treatment, and impact on healthcare systems of long covid.

Post COVID-19 affects children as well as adults

Tue, 10/26/2021 - 15:28
A new study presents data on long covid in adults and children, which is becoming a major issue in public health planning.

High and increasing SARS-CoV-2 infection prevalence amongst school-aged children in England

Tue, 10/26/2021 - 14:36
The latest round of the REACT-1 study indicates SARS-CoV-2 continues to spread among children.

Fermented soy product suppresses airway inflammation in animal models of asthma

Tue, 10/26/2021 - 11:35
Bronchial asthma causes symptoms such as wheezing and cough due to chronic airway inflammation, but there is no fundamental treatment for it, leaving a desire for new prevention and treatment methods.

Sexually dimorphic placental antibody transfer during SARS-CoV-2 infection

Tue, 10/26/2021 - 11:29
In a paper recently published in the journal Science Translational Medicine by Bordt et al. (October 19th, 2021), maternal SARS-CoV-2 infections are studied with particular regard to maternal-fetal antibody transfer and virus-induced placental interferon responses, finding a sexually dimorphic response that results in lesser antibody transfer to the male fetus.

Immune response to mRNA COVID vaccines delayed in pregnant women

Tue, 10/26/2021 - 09:14
Researchers in the United States have conducted comprehensive profiling of humoral immune responses in pregnant, lactating, and non-pregnant women following coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccination to probe differences in vaccine-induced immunity.

Electroceutical research with widespread implications for regulating spleen function

Tue, 10/26/2021 - 08:53
An international team of researchers, led by University of Houston Cullen Endowed Professor of biomedical engineering Mario Romero-Ortega, has progressed electroceutical research for treatment of diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, colitis and sepsis.

Water and surface surveillance can detect 93% of school-based COVID-19 cases

Tue, 10/26/2021 - 08:25
A new study posted to the medRxiv* preprint server explores environmental surveillance of elementary school settings for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) through wastewater and surface samples monitoring. The researchers demonstrated that 93% of the COVID-19 cases in public elementary schools could be identified using this method.

Intervention erases Black-white survival gaps in early-stage lung and breast cancer patients

Tue, 10/26/2021 - 08:05
A new study shows that system-level changes to the way cancer care is delivered can also eliminate Black-white disparities in survival from early-stage lung and breast cancer.