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Drugs used to treat HIV and hepatitis B could be repurposed to prevent type 2 diabetes

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 22:20
A group of drugs used to treat HIV and hepatitis B could be repurposed to prevent type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.

ALS and FTLD result from reduced transportation of messenger RNA

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 19:20
The lack of protein TDP-43 in two neurodegenerative diseases is shown to prevent neuron growth via failed transport of RNA and subsequent absence of protein synthesis in axons

Researchers develop a cheaper, faster and accurate COVID-19 test

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 19:16
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have developed a method for fast, cheap, yet accurate testing for COVID-19 infection. The method simplifies and frees the testing from expensive reaction steps, enabling upscaling of the diagnostics.

Cardiovascular adverse events linked to hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 19:12
As the antimalarial drugs hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine have drawn attention as potential therapies for COVID-19 and are being widely used off-label, it's now more important than ever to have a thorough assessment of the safety of these medications.

People with congenital heart defect may have worse functional exercise capacity

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 19:08
A common congenital heart defect may reduce your ability to exercise especially as you grow older, regardless of whether it was corrected with surgery or previously deemed too small for treatment, according to research published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association, an open access journal of the American Heart Association.

'Silent' wave of neurological consequences may be on its way due to COVID-19

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 17:19
Is the world prepared a wave of neurological consequences that may be on its way as a result of COVID-19? This question is at the forefront of research underway at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health.

UEA researchers put virtual reality rehabilitation for stroke survivors to the test

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 13:09
Researchers at the University of East Anglia have been putting virtual reality rehabilitation for stroke survivors to the test.

Owlstone Medical releases positive study results on use of breath biopsy for better liver disease diagnosis

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 12:55
Owlstone Medical, the global leader in Breath Biopsy for applications in early disease detection and precision medicine, today announced the results of a patient study that successfully demonstrates the use of exhaled limonene as a breath biomarker to measure liver function and stage liver disease.

Bioinformatics analysis reveals genes and pathways shared in COVID-19 disease and comorbidities

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 12:28
Using bioinformatics approaches, researchers have identified genes and pathways shared among patients with comorbidities and having severe COVID-19. The research is published on the preprint server bioRxiv in September 2020.

Infants born to women with COVID-19 show few adverse outcomes

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 12:22
Infants born to women with COVID-19 showed few adverse outcomes, according to the first report in the country of infant outcomes through eight weeks of age.

Light therapy is safe and can benefit patients with TBI, shows study

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 11:57
Light therapy is safe and has measurable effects in the brain, according to a pioneering study by researchers from the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).

Study examines the mental health of adolescents before and after the pandemic lockdown

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 11:23
The COVID-19 crisis has taken a psychological toll on people of all ages, but one group especially affected is teenagers. School closures and enforced social distancing have cut off many teens from major means of psychological support, putting them at higher risk of developing anxiety and depression.

New method eliminates false counts of COVID-19 cases

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 11:01
As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads around the world, some locations have experienced decreasing numbers of cases followed by an increase.

HIV drugs cause immune-system changes that can improve resistance to viral infections

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 10:57
Drugs currently used to keep the HIV virus in check also cause immune-system changes that might make humans better able to resist viral infections – but might also cause harmful inflammation, according to a study published today in Cell Reports Medicine.

Experts summarize employment outcomes for individuals recovering from spinal cord injury

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 10:48
A team of experts in disability employment summarized advances in outcomes being achieved in individuals recovering from spinal cord injury.

Shielding strategy could be ineffective in reducing COVID-19 prevalence and mortality

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 10:47
With the recognition that certain subgroups of the population seemed to have a higher risk of developing severe disease following infection, some countries put shielding policies into place to protect them from infection.

NIST researchers develop 3D-printing technique to fabricate gels and soft materials

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 10:45
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new method of 3D-printing gels and other soft materials. Published in a new paper, it has the potential to create complex structures with nanometer-scale precision.

Researchers explore clinical and biological aspects of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 10:43
One of the major symptoms of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is post-exertional malaise (PEM), the worsening of symptoms after physical or mental activities.

New book sheds light on addiction to psychoactive drugs

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 10:34
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press (CSHLP) announced the publication of Addiction, 2e, now available on its website in ebook and hardcover formats.

Children exhibit distinct immune system responses against COVID-19

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 10:31
Children and adults exhibit distinct immune system responses to infection by the virus that causes COVID-19, a finding that helps explain why COVID-19 outcomes tend to be much worse in adults, researchers from Yale and Albert Einstein College of Medicine report Sept. 18 in the journal Science Translational Medicine.