A research group from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the University of Valencia (UV), in coordination with the National Centre for Biotechnology (CNB) of the CSIC, has studied the role of the interactions within the membrane of proteins of viral families Herpesviridae and Poxviridae in the control of programmed cell death. The
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Decreases in hospital attendances and admissions amid fears of COVID-19 may result in avoidable harm for under 16s say researchers, who warn against the “unintended consequences of pandemic control measures”. Research led by Dr Rachel Isba from Lancaster University, Dr Rachel Jenner from Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, and Dr Marc Auerbach from Yale University analyzed
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A test tube labelled vaccine is seen in front of AstraZeneca logo in this illustration taken, September 9, 2020. Dado Ruvic | Reuters More data will be needed from AstraZeneca‘s coronavirus vaccine trials to determine the drug’s safety and efficacy following concerns from experts in the U.S., scientists from the University of Oxford and the
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 24 2020 A new paper from the Department of Psychiatry and the Population Health program at University Hospitals (UH) Cleveland Medical Center, proposes a framework for eliminating defects in behavioral health treatment. Entitled “Eliminating Defects in Behavioral Health Treatment,” the paper was published online on Nov. 19 in the journal
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The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pathogen, continues to wreak havoc across the globe. Nearly a year on since the virus was first detected in Wuhan, China, in late 2019, over 61.1 million people have been infected across 191 countries, and 1.43 million have
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Nov 27 2020 A Monash University project will look at reducing the long-term risk of adolescent mental health problems by enhancing parents’ ability to support their children throughout the pandemic. A digital mental health project led by researchers from the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences and the Faculty of Information Technology, received a
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6 Tips and Tricks for Finals Week! It’s that time of year and finals are quickly approaching. In this video I go over six core principles to keep in mind during the last couple weeks leading up to finals to help you maximize your score potential. These tips and tricks helped me get straight A’s
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Research indicates that starting school later in the morning yields health and academic benefits for high schoolers, whose natural body clock tends toward late-to-bed, late-to-rise habits. While parents raise concerns about drowsy driving, irritation and impaired school performance, a new study led by researchers at UC San Francisco suggests another reason to push back the
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The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has spread like wildfire all over the world. A major contributing factor to SARS-CoV-2’s rapid and worldwide transmission has been international travel. Travelers wear masks at Kuala Lumpur International Airport to prevent infection from coronavirus outbreak. February, 2020. Image Credit:
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People wait in line to get a 15-minute rapid Covid-19 test on November 24, 2020 in Madison, Wisconsin. Andy Manis | Getty Images News | Getty Images The use of technology is going to make health care “almost free around the world,” according to venture capitalist Tim Draper. “Health care is completely going digital,” he
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 25 2020 expectancyA team that includes UCLA Fielding School of Public Health researchers has found American children whose educations have been disrupted by the pandemic, even as little as 2-4 months, may face shortened life spans. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States has extracted an enormous sacrifice from its
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 24 2020 A recent study evaluating the use of force by police against children found that Black and Hispanic adolescents are significantly more likely to die from shootings related to police intervention compared to non-Hispanic white adolescents. The findings, led by Children’s National Hospital researchers and reported online Nov. 24
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Image credit: vladwel/Shutterstock.com Subscribe | Spotify | Stitcher | Apple | iHeartRadio | Mobile | Download In recent years webinars have seen a resurgence within many scientific sectors. They form a great platform to bring together technically minded individuals to explore more complex topics. Equipment manufacturers use them as a cost-saving alternative to tradeshows giving
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Omalizumab (Xolair) maintained efficacy for chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps, a researcher reported. In an open-label extension study of two, 24-week clinical trials, omalizumab was associated with significant improvements in nasal polyp scores (mean change -0.97, 95% CI -1.25 to -0.69), nasal congestion scores (mean change -0.99, 95% CI -1.14 to -0.83), and Sino-Nasal Outcome
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A test tube labelled vaccine is seen in front of AstraZeneca logo in this illustration taken, September 9, 2020. Dado Ruvic | Reuters LONDON — British pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca on Monday said an interim analysis of clinical trials showed its coronavirus vaccine has an average efficacy of 70% in protecting against the virus. This is
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 20 2020 There is growing evidence that adipose tissue plays a key role in the aggravation of COVID-19. One of the theories under investigation is that fat cells (adipocytes) act as a reservoir for SARS-CoV-2 and increase viral load in obese or overweight individuals. Scientists also suspect that during infection
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Owning a dog while pregnant appeared to shape children’s immune systems well into adolescence, a researcher reported. In a cohort of 1,193 mother-child pairs in southeast Michigan, the area under the curve for immunoglobulin E levels over ages 10-14 (“IgE trajectory”) was 28.8% lower in children with prenatal pet exposure vs children whose mothers kept
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View of Corporate and Research and Development Headquarters of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals on Old Saw Mill River Road in Tarrytown, New York. Lev Radin | LightRocket | Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration on Saturday granted an emergency use authorization for Regeneron‘s Covid-19 antibody treatment, the experimental therapy given to President Donald Trump when he
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 19 2020 A UC Davis Health pediatric team presented a powerful case series of three teenagers who had unexplained breathing problems during the COVID-19 pandemic. The series highlighted the similarities between e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury (EVALI) and COVID-19 symptoms and manifestations. EVALI and COVID-19 share many symptoms
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