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Researchers successfully use CAR-T therapy in patients with blood cancers

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 10:37
A method known as CAR-T therapy has been used successfully in patients with blood cancers such as lymphoma and leukemia.

Study: Even the sickest COVID-19 patients produce T cells that help fight the virus

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 10:28
A new study from researchers at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) and Erasmus University Medical Center (Erasmus MC) shows that even the sickest COVID-19 patients produce T cells that help fight the virus.

Identification of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in healthcare HVAC units

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 10:00
Now, a new study published on the preprint server medRxiv* in June 2020 reports that viral RNA has been found to occur in HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and AC) units in healthcare facilities. However, it is not clear if this represents a possible mechanism of viral transmission.

Modified Vaccinia Ankara-based vaccine candidate for SARS-CoV-2

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 09:36
Now, a new study by researchers at Emory University, the University of Texas Medical Branch and the Ragon Institute and published on the preprint server bioRxiv in June 2020 reports the development of a promising new vaccine candidate that may rapidly and effectively induce the production of neutralizing antibodies against the spike protein of the virus.

Air pollution associated with infant mortality finds study

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 07:48
A new study from Stanford researchers shows that a rise in air pollution is associated with increased mortality rates among infants. This new article and its results were published today in the latest issue of the journal Nature Sustainability.

Breast milk even more beneficial for baby if mother exercises regularly, finds study

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 07:32
A new study from the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Centre shows that if breastfeeding mothers exercise regularly, they may end up providing more beneficial breast milk. Exercise is known to benefit individuals in various ways, and this new study shows that there are probably more advantages to exercising than previously known.

A glycan analysis of SARS-CoV-2 ACE2 complex

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 07:06
Researchers in the U.S. have produced molecular dynamic simulations of the Spike protein found on severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and its interaction with the host cell receptor angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2).

Stanford's Nobel Laureate develops a prediction model for SARS-CoV-2

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 05:45
The researchers from Stanford School of Medicine and ShangaiTech University show that the growth of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak does not behave in accordance with an exponential growth law, but instead slows down exponentially with time from the very first days. Their thought-provoking findings can be currently found in the medRxiv* preprint server.

SARS-CoV-2 circulating in Italy in December 2019

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 05:12
Researchers at the Istituto Superiore di Sanità (Italian National Institute of Health) have shown that severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) had already been circulating in Italy many weeks before the first autochthonous (native) case was documented on February 21st this year.

Cerclage can benefit women with at-risk twin pregnancies

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 03:46
Women carrying twins are at higher risk for premature birth and miscarriage - those whose cervix dilates before 24 weeks are at highest risk - and yet one common treatment is not recommended for this population.

Bioengineered uterine tissue can support normal pregnancies, study shows

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 03:20
In new research from the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM), scientists have shown that bioengineered uteri supported fertilization, fetal development, and live birth with normal offspring.

Researchers develop potential new therapy for common form of muscular dystrophy

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 03:14
Researchers have designed a potential new treatment for one of the most common forms of muscular dystrophy, according to a new study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Overactive neutrophils may drive life-threatening blood clots in some COVID-19 patients

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 03:03
Scientists have new evidence that overactive neutrophils--a common type of circulating immune cell--may drive the life-threatening blood clots and inflammation that occur in some patients with COVID-19.

Research reveals key role of fat cells in renal failure-associated cardiomyopathy

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 02:57
New research from a team at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine reveals the central role of fat cells in the systemic oxidant stress observed in renal failure-associated cardiomyopathy.

Researchers suggest an alternative pathway to dying alone due to COVID-19

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 02:38
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to drastic changes in how hospitals provide end-of-life care to patients and their families. With strict no-visiting limitations in place in an effort to stem contagion, patients have been dying alone.

Pilot project increases access to treatment for opioid use disorder in rural Colorado

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 02:22
Researchers at the University of Colorado College of Nursing at the Anschutz Medical Campus found that an 18-month pilot project that trained Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants to prescribe Medication for Opioid Use Disorders was successful in increasing availability and access of services to residents of two rural Colorado counties experiencing high overdose rates.

Study unravels CNL6 mystery in Batten disease

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 02:17
Batten disease is a family of 13 rare, genetically distinct conditions. Collectively, they are the most prevalent cause of neurodegenerative disease in children, affecting 1 in 12,500 live births in the U.S. One of the Batten disease genes is CLN6.

Researchers show how upregulation of a single gene by SARs-CoV-2 can trigger cytokine storm

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 02:05
The SARS-CoV-19 virus initially has a limited capability to invade, attacking only one intracellular genetic target, the aryl hydrocarbon receptors (AhRs).

LGB emerging adults more likely to disaffiliate from organized religion than their heterosexual peers

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 01:42
Religious beliefs have shaped societal attitudes toward sexual minorities, with many religious denominations vocally opposing expanded sexual minority rights.

New eye drops could prevent vision loss after retinal vein occlusion

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 01:31
Researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center have developed eye drops that could prevent vision loss after retinal vein occlusion, a major cause of blindness for millions of adults worldwide.