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New study identifies novel compound as promising pan-coronavirus drug candidate

Rss Feed - Mon, 08/23/2021 - 21:38
A recent study describes a novel compound with frameshifting capability against MERS-CoV, inhibiting viral propagation within infected cells.

New study reveals unique immune responses to SARS-CoV-2, Ebola and respiratory syncytial virus using B cell repertoire analysis

Rss Feed - Mon, 08/23/2021 - 19:10
A new study has been published on the bioRxiv* preprint server, which takes a long-read repertoire amplification approach to better understand, compare and contrast B cell responses to emerging or endemic viruses.

Researchers identify eight primary factors that increase GI bleeding risk after heart attack

Rss Feed - Mon, 08/23/2021 - 19:09
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have identified eight primary factors that increase the risk of a common bleeding complication after heart attack. Some of these factors are already known, but using machine learning techniques, the researchers have found additional predictors, such as smoking, blood pressure and blood glucose.

Study uses computational modeling of coronavirus spike proteins to examine dynamics responsible for immunogenicity and immune escape

Rss Feed - Mon, 08/23/2021 - 19:08
A new study published on the bioRxiv* preprint server focused on the development of dynamic computational models for a large subset of S proteins of SARS-CoV, MERS-CoV, and SARS-CoV-2.

Exercise reduces severity of symptoms in patients with atrial fibrillation

Rss Feed - Mon, 08/23/2021 - 18:46
A six-month exercise programme helps maintain normal heart rhythm and reduces the severity of symptoms in patients with atrial fibrillation, according to late breaking research presented at ESC Congress 2021.

Drinking alcohol at a young age associated with accelerated arterial stiffening

Rss Feed - Mon, 08/23/2021 - 18:37
Drinking alcohol during adolescence to young adulthood is associated with accelerated arterial stiffening, a precursor to cardiovascular disease. That's the finding of a study presented at ESC Congress 2021.

Study finds significant increase in opioid-associated cardiac arrests

Rss Feed - Mon, 08/23/2021 - 18:03
A nationwide US study has shown that the rate of opioid-related cardiac arrests has steeply risen and is now on par with the rate of cardiac arrest from other causes. The research is presented at ESC Congress 2021.

Researchers use residues in wastewater to study illicit drug consumption

Rss Feed - Mon, 08/23/2021 - 18:01
At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, stay-at-home orders and other restrictions drastically affected how people lived and worked, resulting in social isolation and economic instability. Now, researchers show that some people turned to a variety of drugs for relief. Using wastewater analysis, the team identified a spike in consumption of easily abused prescription opioids and anti-anxiety sedatives, while some illicit drug use plummeted, between March and June 2020.

Visual imagination motivates people to engage in pleasurable and achievement-oriented activities

Rss Feed - Mon, 08/23/2021 - 17:27
People struggling to motivate themselves to engage in activities that are good for them should tap into their imagination to visualize themselves carrying out the activity, according to new research from The University of Western Australia.

Masimo PVi may provide useful information for monitoring the volume status in spontaneously breathing hemodialysis patients

Rss Feed - Mon, 08/23/2021 - 17:24
Masimo announced today the findings of a study published in the Turkish Journal of Emergency Medicine in which Drs. Seda Dağar and Hüseyin Uzunosmanoğlu at the Kecioren Training and Research Hospital in Ankara, Turkey investigated the role that noninvasive, continuous Masimo PVi® might play in monitoring volume status and volume changes in spontaneously breathing patients undergoing hemodialysis.

People’s perceptions of sexual orientation can change after reading informational articles, study suggests

Rss Feed - Mon, 08/23/2021 - 11:32
Scientific research has shown that sexuality exists on a spectrum. But how certain are people about where they fit on it? A new University of Sydney study suggests that people’s reported sexual orientation can change after reading about the nature of sexual orientation.

Nanotechnology provides novel solutions against zoonotic viruses

Rss Feed - Mon, 08/23/2021 - 11:05
Therefore, scientists functionalize nanoparticles to act against these pathogenic viruses in a clinical strategy. In a recent review published in the journal Microbial Pathogenesis, researchers look at the novel solutions against zoonotic viruses provided by nanotechnology.

Human milk oligosaccharides may help treat or prevent bacterial infections in newborns and adults

Rss Feed - Mon, 08/23/2021 - 10:18
Bacteria known as group B Streptococcus (GBS) are a common cause of blood infections, meningitis and stillbirth in newborns. Although GBS infections can often be treated or prevented with antibiotics, the bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant.

Study provides new data on discontinuation of active surveillance by low-risk prostate cancer patients

Rss Feed - Mon, 08/23/2021 - 09:40
Nearly half of men initially managed with active surveillance for "low-risk" prostate cancer transition to definitive treatment – such as surgery or radiation therapy – within a few years after diagnosis.

DeepSARS simultaneously detects and conducts genomic surveillance of SARS-CoV-2

Rss Feed - Mon, 08/23/2021 - 09:34
A new study discusses the development of DeepSARS, a high-throughput platform for diagnostic detection and genomic surveillance of SARS-CoV-2.

Study examines COVID vaccination in California state prisons

Rss Feed - Mon, 08/23/2021 - 09:25
In a new retrospective cohort study, researchers determined the efficacy of mRNA vaccines against COVID-19 among incarcerated people in California.

Therapeutic-dose anticoagulation benefits moderately ill COVID-19 patients

Rss Feed - Sat, 08/21/2021 - 07:03
Moderately ill patients hospitalized with COVID-19 have better chances of survival if treated with therapeutic-dose anticoagulation, according to an international study involving 121 sites, including UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Leducq Foundation awards $7 million for vascular malformation research

Rss Feed - Sat, 08/21/2021 - 06:30
Luisa Iruela-Arispe, PhD, the Stephen Walter Ranson Professor of Cell Biology and chair of Cell and Developmental Biology, is the North American coordinator for an international collaboration that has received a five-year, $7 million Transatlantic Networks of Excellence Program award from the Leducq Foundation.

Energy-efficient buildings could prevent thousands of premature deaths every year

Rss Feed - Sat, 08/21/2021 - 06:07
Buildings in the U.S. are responsible for 40% of the country's total energy consumption. By improving the energy efficiency of new and existing buildings, the emissions generated from heating and cooling them could be reduced – preventing thousands of premature deaths every year.

Study finds an increase in public acceptance of evolution in the United States

Rss Feed - Sat, 08/21/2021 - 05:53
The level of public acceptance of evolution in the United States is now solidly above the halfway mark, according to a new study based on a series of national public opinion surveys conducted over the last 35 years.

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