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Study of antiviral nutraceutical phenolics against SARS-CoV-2 main protease

Wed, 04/14/2021 - 08:01
To address this issue, a team of researchers led by Professor Mohamed El Raey of the National Research Centre, Dokki, Cairo, Egypt, looked at phytopharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals as potential antivirals against SARS-CoV-2.

Chemical modification of RNA appears to play a critical role in inherited kidney disorder

Wed, 04/14/2021 - 07:41
A chemical modification of RNA that can be influenced by diet appears to play a key role in polycystic kidney disease, an inherited disorder that is the fourth leading cause of kidney failure in the U.S., UT Southwestern researchers report in a new study.

A host of mutations could compromise COVID-19 vaccines and antibody therapies

Wed, 04/14/2021 - 07:31
Researchers in the United States have identified 95 high-frequency mutations in the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that threaten to compromise the efficacy of current and future vaccines and antibody therapies for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Alpaca nanobodies effective against South African SARS-CoV-2 variant

Wed, 04/14/2021 - 07:12
Researchers in South Africa and the UK have identified alpaca-derived nanoantibodies that potently neutralize variants of the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) – the agent that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Smoking cannabis alters key visual functions but many users lack awareness of it

Wed, 04/14/2021 - 06:57
A group of researchers from the Department of Optics of the University of Granada has studied the effects of smoking cannabis on various visual parameters compared to the effect that the users themselves perceive the drug to have on their vision.

Researchers discover a new way to prevent brain nerve cells from deteriorating after injury

Wed, 04/14/2021 - 06:08
Violent blows or jolts to the head can cause traumatic brain injury (TBI), and there are currently about five million people in the U.S. living with some form of chronic impairment after suffering a TBI.

Researchers investigate link between COVID-19 and increased risk of blood clot formation

Wed, 04/14/2021 - 05:35
People who have recovered from COVID-19, especially those with pre-existing cardiovascular conditions, may be at risk of developing blood clots due to a lingering and overactive immune response, according to a study led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU) scientists.

Brachytherapy may proceed safely in cervical cancer patients following uterine perforation

Wed, 04/14/2021 - 05:02
A new study finds that brachytherapy, a common procedure that delivers radiation directly to cancer cells, may continue safely, potentially without delay or antibiotics, in cervical cancer patients following uterine perforation.

New research could change how doctors treat some patients with high blood pressure

Wed, 04/14/2021 - 04:56
New research led by a professor at NUI Galway is set to change how doctors treat some patients with high blood pressure - a condition that affects more than one in four men and one in five women.

Cannabis users genetically predisposed to schizophrenia may have higher risk for psychosis

Wed, 04/14/2021 - 04:51
It has been long been known that cannabis users develop psychosis more often than non-users, but what is still not fully clear is whether cannabis actually causes psychosis and, if so, who is most at risk.

New discovery offers hope for improving treatments for tuberculosis

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 23:51
The immune response to tuberculosis (TB) differs in adults and newborn babies due to the way immune cells use energy to kick into gear in a bid to kill the bacteria.

Expanding risk assessment parameters improves prediction of waitlist mortality for liver transplants

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 23:33
The top priority in the field of transplantation is to ensure that donor organs are allocated to the patients with the greatest need.

Commonly used drug for neuromuscular diseases could also help prevent certain skin cancers

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 22:19
New data published by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute suggests that an oral drug currently used in the clinical setting to treat neuromuscular diseases could also help prevent a common form of skin cancer caused by damage from ultraviolet-B (UVB) radiation from the sun.

Study finds higher death rates among UK cancer patients following COVID-19 diagnosis

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 22:10
Cancer patients from the UK were 1.5 times more likely to die following a diagnosis with COVID-19 than cancer patients from European countries.

Could cow's milk provide some passive immunity against COVID-19?

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 19:54
Researchers at the Department of Animal Health, University of Cordoba, Córdoba, Spain, speculate that bovine milk consumption – specifically from cows with resistance to bovine coronaviruses – may potentially provide at least some degree of protection from severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. The article is available to read in full on the Frontiers in Immunology website.

Albumedix Expands Production Capacity at its Commercial-Scale Recombinant Human Albumin Manufacturing Plant and Opens New Research Facilities

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 18:32
Albumedix Ltd. ('Albumedix'), a recognized global leader in recombinant human albumin specializing in the enablement of advanced therapies, announces the completed expansion of the company’s commercial-scale manufacturing facility, alongside with the establishment of a new Technology Centre equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories at its UK-based campus in Nottingham.

Screen time entertainment adversely affects the eating habits of children, adolescents

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 18:21
The time children and adolescents spend on screen time entertainment -computers, mobile phones, television and video games- adversely affects their eating habits.

Recovered COVID-19 patients may develop blood clots due to overactive immune response

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 18:09
People who have recovered from COVID-19, especially those with pre-existing cardiovascular conditions, may be at risk of developing blood clots due to a lingering and overactive immune response, according to a study led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU) scientists.

Basketball mathematics can improve children's learning and cognitive performance

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 18:03
New study with 756 1st through 5th graders demonstrates that a six-week mashup of hoops and math has a positive effect on their desire to learn more, provides them with an experience of increased self-determination and grows math confidence among youth.

Study shows a clear link between snoring and behavioral problems in children

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 17:53
A large study of children has uncovered evidence that behavioral problems in children who snore may be associated with changes in the structure of their brain's frontal lobe.

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