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Pandemics and epidemics could exacerbate racism xenophobia
Human beings share these same biological impulses as other animals to separate into modular social groups. (2020-09-16)
T cells take the lead in controlling SARS-CoV-2 and reducing COVID-19 disease severity
A multi-layered, virus-specific immune response is important for controlling SARS-CoV-2 during the acute phase of the infection and reducing COVID-19 disease severity, with the bulk of the evidence pointing to a much bigger role for T cells than antibodies. (2020-09-16)
As pandemic progressed, people's perceived risks went up
A recent study documents how personal risk assessment and protective behaviors are linked. (2020-09-16)
Social distancing and microbial health
Social distancing is a key component of the expert-recommended strategy to reduce the spread of COVID-19. (2020-09-16)
Scientists predict that COVID-19 will become a seasonal virus - but not yet
Researchers predict that COVID-19 will likely become seasonal, waning in the summer and prevalent in the winter. (2020-09-15)
Identifying, preventing and managing heart rhythm side effects of medicines
Arrhythmias are irregular heartbeats and can be caused by a variety of factors, such as genetics, heart disease, high blood pressure or electrolyte imbalances. (2020-09-15)
There's no place like home: Cleaning toxic tobacco smoke residue in our homes
Researchers tested different cleaning methods for thirdhand smoke in homes. (2020-09-15)
Poor health contributing to digital divide among older Singaporeans
Singapore's many ambitious digital inclusion initiatives are doing a lot to arm all Singaporeans with digital skills and literacy to go online safely and confidently. (2020-09-15)
COVID-19 works with bacteria to increase disease severity in obesity and diabetes
The combined effects of the body's microbiota working together with COVID-19 in the lungs could explain the severity of the disease in people with obesity and diabetes, according to a new article published today in eLife. (2020-09-15)
Aiming for accuracy
Artificial intelligence and machine learning could enhance scientific peer review as scientists rush to publish COVID-related research. (2020-09-15)
Loneliness predicts development of type 2 diabetes
New King's College London research has shown for the first time that people over 50 who report higher levels of loneliness are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes later in life. (2020-09-15)
Progress toward antiviral treatments for COVID-19
COVID-19 is caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2, which is structurally similar to the viruses that cause SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV. (2020-09-15)
Canadian researchers identify four barriers to use of 'gold-standard' abortion pill
Canada is the first country to facilitate provision of medical abortion in primary care settings through evidence-based deregulation of mifepristone, which is considered the 'gold standard' for medical abortion. (2020-09-15)
COVID-19 virus uses heparan sulfate to get inside cells
UC San Diego researchers discovered that the SARS-CoV-2 virus can't grab hold of cell receptor ACE2 without a carbohydrate called heparan sulfate, which is also found on lung cell surfaces -- disrupting that interaction with a repurposed drug may help treat COVID-19. (2020-09-15)
1 in 10 COVID-19 patients return to hospital after being sent home from ER
Penn study finds patients with low pulse oximetry readings or fever were more than three times as likely to require hospitalization after their initial discharge as compared to other COVID patients. (2020-09-15)
NAU's Keim leads ACGU to publish findings of study tracking strains of SARS-CoV-2 in state
Initial findings reported by the Arizona COVID-19 Genomics Union (ACGU) suggest that following Arizona's first reported case of COVID-19 in late January, the state experienced no subsequent cases that went undetected and was COVID-free until at least 11 distinct incursions occurred between mid-February and early April. (2020-09-15)
Arizona COVID-19 Genomics Union tracks strains of SARS-CoV-2
Faculty at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope, Northern Arizona University (NAU), University of Arizona (UArizona) and Arizona State University (ASU) launched the ACGU in April with the express purpose of tracking the causative agent of COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2: how it evolves and how it spreads into, within and out of Arizona. (2020-09-15)
Personal protective respirator masks (PPE) often do not fit correctly, especially for women and Asian healthcare workers
The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has put the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), including face masks, under the global spotlight. (2020-09-15)
As domestic violence spikes, many victims and their children have nowhere to live
COVID-19 has left many victims of domestic violence facing difficulties feeding their children and accessing services for safe housing, transportation and childcare once they leave shelters, according to a Rutgers study published in the journal Violence Against Women. (2020-09-14)
Loneliness doubled among older adults in first months of COVID-19, poll shows
Staying close to home and avoiding crowded places can help older adults reduce their risk of COVID-19. (2020-09-14)
Tiny antibody component highly effective against SARS-COV-2 in animal studies
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine scientists have isolated the smallest biological molecule to date that completely and specifically neutralizes the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which is the cause of COVID-19. (2020-09-14)
Imaging agent developed at Washington University spotlights inflammation
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have created a new PET imaging agent that detects signs of inflammation. (2020-09-14)
A bifidobacterial protein that can reduce inflammation in COVID-19 found by a RUDN geneticist
A geneticist from RUDN University studied the effect of Bifidobacterium (intestinal bacteria) on the inflammatory process and discovered that their surface protein is capable of stopping excessive or uncontrollable inflammation, like the one observed in COVID-19 patients. (2020-09-14)
COVID-19 pandemic halts cancer care and damages oncologists' wellbeing
Delays and cancellation of cancer treatments and other safety measures undertaken to minimise the risk of exposure to the coronavirus (COVID-19) have generated a huge backlog in oncology care and research. (2020-09-14)
Which immune response could cause a vaccine against COVID-19?
Immune reactions caused by vaccination can help protect the organism, or sometimes may aggravate the condition. (2020-09-14)
COVID-19 patients with sleep apnoea could be at additional risk
People who have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnoea could be at increased risk of adverse outcomes from COVID-19 according to a new study from the University of Warwick. (2020-09-14)
COVID-19 measures deepening health inequalities in slum communities
Efforts to stem the impact of COVID-19 in low to middle income countries could be creating a health time bomb in their slum communities by deepening existing inequalities, according to an international team of health researchers led by the University of Warwick. (2020-09-14)
Georgetown Global Health Center issues pandemic preparedness report and COVID-19 lessons
In a new report commissioned by the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB), Georgetown global health experts say the success of any effort to redress pandemic preparedness failures demonstrated by COVID-19 requires a re-centering of governance that would include greater accountability, transparency, equity, participation and the rule of law. (2020-09-14)
COVID-19 policy makers could learn more about accountability from industries like aviation
Organisations could improve the transparency and accountability of COVID-19 policy making processes by learning from safety-critical industries like aviation, a new paper shows. (2020-09-14)
"COVID-19 is here to stay for the foreseeable future" -- Field work in a pandemic
Independent group leaders Eleanor Scerri and Denise Kühnert of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History (MPI-SHH) have teamed up with other colleagues from the institute and beyond to comment on the future of field-based sciences in a COVID-19 world. (2020-09-14)
DNA webs may drive lung pathology in severe COVID-19
Sticky webs of DNA released from immune cells known as neutrophils may cause much of the tissue damage associated with severe COVID-19 infections, according to two new studies published September 14 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine (JEM). (2020-09-14)
Certain coping strategies can help offset pandemic's mental health hits
The early days of the COVID-19 pandemic contributed to negative mental health effects for many in the U.S., according to new Penn State research. (2020-09-14)
Studies show strong links between the endocrine system and COVID-19 incidence and mortality
COVID-19 and interlinkages to endocrine and metabolic diseases was an important programme topic at the 2020 European Congress of Endocrinology. (2020-09-14)
Should we mandate a COVID-19 vaccine for children?
This Viewpoint examines the evidence for vaccination of children against COVID-19. (2020-09-14)
Frequency of children vs adults carrying SARS-CoV-2 asymptomatically
This case-control study compares the rates of test results indicating SARS-CoV-2 infection among children and adults admitted to a single hospital in Milan, Italy, for noninfectious reasons and without COVID-19 symptoms. (2020-09-14)
ARPA-type funding gives green technology an 'innovation advantage', study finds
Startups funded by US energy agency ARPA-E file patents at twice the rate of similar cleantech firms, according to latest research. (2020-09-14)
Excessive lung release of neutrophil DNA traps may explain severe complications in Covid-19 patients
Researchers from the University of Liège (Belgium) has detected significant amounts of DNA traps in distinct compartments of the lungs of patients who died from Covid-19. (2020-09-14)
Substance use disorders linked to COVID-19 susceptibility
A National Institutes of Health-funded study found that people with substance use disorders (SUDs) are more susceptible to COVID-19 and its complications. (2020-09-14)
Cool eyes on fever screening: Optimizing infrared thermography
A report published in the Journal of Biomedical Optics provides insights for optimizing infrared thermograph-based fever screening. (2020-09-14)
Henry ford study finds certain immuno suppressing drugs do not increase risk for COVID-19
Patients on immunosuppressive therapy for common skin and rheumatic diseases like psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis are not at increased risk for contracting COVID-19 and should continue taking their medicine as prescribed, say Henry Ford Health System dermatology researchers in a study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. (2020-09-14)
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