Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

November 15, 2020
Identification of the SARS-CoV-2 virus features causing COVID-19 using primate model
Features of the SARS-CoV-2 virus causing COVID-19, which could be useful for developing vaccines and treatment strategies, were identified using a nonhuman primate model developed at the Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology(KRIBB).

Patients taking statins experience similar side effects from dummy pills
People taking dummy pills and statins experienced similar side effects in a new study.

Omega-3 fatty acids vs corn oil, major adverse cardiovascular events in patients at high risk
This randomized trial examines the effects on cardiovascular outcomes of a carboxylic acid formulation of EPA and DHA (omega-3 CA) with documented favorable effects on lipid and inflammatory markers in patients with atherogenic dyslipidemia and high cardiovascular risk.

A novel monoclonal antibody therapy cuts LDL cholesterol by half in a high-risk patient population,
The investigational drug evinacumab reduced low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol--the so-called ''bad'' cholesterol--by 50 percent in patients with severe hypercholesterolemia whose condition is resistant to standard treatments, a phase 2 study from the Icahn School of Medicine of Mount Sinai and other global academic sites has found.

Sensors get a laser shape up
Laser writing breathes life into high-performance sensing platforms.

Cannabis strength soars over past half century -- new study
Largest study on how cannabis has changed over time finds increased strength putting consumers at greater risk of harm

Omega-3s did not reduce cardiac events in recent heart attack survivors
Omega-3 supplements in commonly available forms appear to be ineffective in preventing further cardiovascular events among elderly people with recent heart attacks.

From the inside out - how the brain forms sensory memories
New study identifies a region of the thalamus as a key source of signals encoding past experiences in the neocortex.

The right tune for blood
Repetitive elements trigger RIG-I-like receptors to enhance hematopoietic stem cell formation

STRENGTH trial finds new fish oil medication did not reduce the risk of cardiac events
A medication derived from fish oil, containing the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, was evaluated in a large, international study of more than 13,000 people who had existing heart disease or who were at high risk of heart disease due to other medical conditions.

Side effects often attributed to statins were the same for those taking a placebo
Study participants who reported side effects from cholesterol-lowering medications known as statins also reported the same side effects when they unknowingly took placebo pills.
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