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Combination of two mosquito-borne viruses may be a trigger for stroke

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 22:40
A deadly combination of two mosquito-borne viruses may be a trigger for stroke, new research published in the The Lancet Neurology has found.

Researchers identify new path to defeating chronic myelogenous leukemia

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 22:26
Researchers have identified a second path to defeating chronic myelogenous leukemia, which tends to affect older adults, even in the face of resistance to existing drugs.

Actively speaking two languages delays the onset of mild cognitive impairment

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 22:16
As well as allowing us to communicate with other people, languages are the tool we use to convey our thoughts, identity, knowledge, and the way we see and understand the world.

S-pseudotyped VLPs offer promising COVID-19 vaccine platform

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 11:48
A new study published on the preprint server bioRxiv* in September 2020 reports on a Moloney murine leukemia virus (MLV) platform that produces VLPs expressing the important spike antigen of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).

Key China COVID-19 study produced results that influenced subsequent research on coronavirus

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 11:37
Early in the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, a small study in China produced results that influenced subsequent research on the virus.

ACC’s initiative can help cardiologists address critical patient needs, deliver high-quality care

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 11:27
The American College of Cardiology's ongoing COVID-19 response initiative is welcoming support from the Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly and Company Alliance to continue providing real-time clinical guidance on COVID-19.

Study invalidates Ebselen and other broad-spectrum SARS-CoV-2 Mpro inhibitors

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 11:26
Other novel compounds with Mpro inhibitory activity have also been claimed to have antiviral activity. These include ebselen, disulfiram, tideglusib, carmofur, shikonin, and PX-12. A new research paper discusses the role of these molecules as potential Mpro inhibitors in the prevention of SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Study: 90-minute COVID-19 test has high sensitivity and specificity

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 11:24
A 90-minute COVID-19 test has been shown to have over 94 per cent sensitivity, and 100 per cent specificity in a new study.

EMPAIA project aims to build a platform for AI-assisted solutions

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 11:19
The EMPAIA project, which is led by Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, has been crowned one of the winners of the AI Innovation Competition organized by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).

Study highlights need for scientific, pharmaceutical standards for developing live biotherapeutic products

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 11:14
The Pharmabiotic Research Institute (PRI), Europe's only regulatory expertise centre for the development of microbiome-based drug products, has announced the publication of a review titled "Live biotherapeutic products: the importance of a defined regulatory framework".

Researchers identify biomarkers that predict patient’s response to metformin treatment

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 11:11
Metformin is the first-line drug that can lower blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetes patients. One third of patients do not respond to metformin treatment and 5 per cent experience serious side effects, which is the reason many choose to stop medicating.

Cellular recyclers could be used to eliminate the driver of cancer's aggressiveness

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 10:56
"Do not erase." "Recycle me." "Free to a good home." Humans post these signs to indicate whether something has value or not, whether it should be disposed of or not.

High fructose corn syrup increases risk factors for heart disease, diabetes

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 10:36
Consuming high fructose corn syrup appears to be as bad for your health as consuming sugar in the form of fructose alone, according to a new study from researchers at the University of California, Davis.

Omega-3 intake is associated with reduced risk of coronary heart disease events

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 10:30
A new study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings provides the most comprehensive analysis of the role of omega-3 dosage on cardiovascular prevention to date.

Study shows huge asymmetry in cancer clinical trials in different countries

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 10:28
Access to cancer medicines is highly unequal across Europe both for new drugs in development because of uneven access to clinical trials and for currently approved drugs due to huge disparities in healthcare spending by different countries, according to results from studies presented at ESMO 2020.

Scientists investigate how psychedelic drugs interact with brain cells at the molecular level

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 10:24
Psychedelic drugs such as LSD, psilocybin, and mescaline cause severe and often long-lasting hallucinations, but they show great potential in treating serious psychiatric conditions, such as major depressive disorder.

Study sheds new light on the mechanism of COVID-19 infection

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 10:17
The spike protein on the surface of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus can adopt at least ten distinct structural states, when in contact with the human virus receptor ACE2, according to research from the Francis Crick Institute published in Nature today.

Researchers describe details of protein linked to genetically inherited Parkinson's disease

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 10:15
In August, a team of researchers at the University of California San Diego published groundbreaking back-to-back studies describing unprecedented details of a protein linked to genetically inherited Parkinson's disease.

Researchers examine problems that hinder the development of medical tourism in Russia

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 10:13
Scientists from Sechenov University interviewed Russian healthcare experts to find out what problems impeded the development of medical tourism in the country most and what measures would help attract foreigners.

Engineered, high-affinity ACE2 receptors neutralize SARS-CoV-2

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 09:22
In a study published in the preprint server bioRxiv, researchers from the Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine and Osaka University Japan, discuss how they engineered ACE2 to enhance its affinity to RBD in human cells.

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